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IN MEMORIAM FOR A GREAT NATION

Posted by tawodi on November 5, 2008


tree of the mustard seedTonight I will begin writing a book.

I vowed to myself four months ago, I would do this, for my grandchildren, and my thirteen year old daughter. I also told you then, we would come to this. Dig, and you will find it back then in the threads. I told you and others, this would come and WHY, I was told I was and alarmist. And, was called worse.

This book will begin with the date I was born, in 1946.

Exactly one year before, we had won a war of epic proportions for freedom across the world.

There ensued a war of just as epic proportions, over the course of the next 45 years, for freedom also, for so many everywhere.

My generation was the first to give up the dream, of freedom and the costs to be bourne for it. For the vain hope of security and the material things and comforts of this world. Rather than dedicate themselves to what ever it took, to give to their children, that freedom we enjoyed as we matured.

In short, we have become a nation of victims. We have victimized ourselves, with the idea that we are “entitled” to certain things, that must of course be supplied by others. We have abrogated our responsibility to ourselves, and fellow citizens, by refusing to shoulder those burdens that freedom, true freedom, requires.

Are those burdens so horribly heavy? Apparently so, for we have shed them in our search for comfort and security, which we now demand from our government. Which of course must of needs, now become ever more coercive to accomplish these goals, at our behest.

We elected tonight, a man who has continually professed socialism as his firm position, he denies it on the surface of it, but then gives chapter and verse in his speaches the explicit out line of just those principals.

Alone it would not be possible for him to implement this policy. But you, my fellow citizens have not listened to such as me, and others. You have deliberately ignored, those such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, who have been waiting patiently to begin implementing these programs and have made no excuses, laid no misleading schemes, but proudly told us exactly what they would do, if this moment came to pass, and it has!

There are no more impediments to their plans in Congress. There are no more impediments to their plans in the Senate, almost every Democrat in the two houses of congress are “progressives”. This is the necessary ingredient to start the process.

Since the end of world war two the socialists, in this country, have been working for this day and, it is here, now, at the door.

Too few of you failed to believe that it could, or would, happen. You forgot the most necessary element that was yet to be provided. The Supreme Court!

There are three justices that will retire in the next four years. They have stated they will not retire before this day. This to ensure their replacements are liberal judges, who will continue their tradition. Which of course, is legislating from the bench. It is this, which more than any other thing, that has brought us this day.

As I construct the remembrance of what this country once was, and as long as I continue to live, document what it will become. I will never for get those heroes who dedicated themselves to those liberties that I enjoyed and believed in, that will fade. As will this country from the stage of history as a shining beacon of freedom, hope,and assurance, that somewhere in the world there is, and now will be seen in the future, to have been such a place.

In our self concern, and ever burgeoning sense of entitlement, we have sacrificed on the alter of the coming Nanny State, all those things we will never see again here, and perhaps ever, on the world stage again.

In case you are concerned that I am angry? No I am not, I am unutterably sad, almost beyond comprehension, at the future we, all of us, have beqeathed to the innocent victims, we leave the remains of this country to.

They will be preyed upon in ever increasing measure, to purloin their honestly earned gains in life, with ever increasing levels of force and coersion, to provide for those of no ambition,no grasp of what true freedom entails, only the grasping envy, that they have come to understand, is their due. To take from those who earn, for those who will not. Using the power of government to accomplish for themselves, what they can, and will, not. This of course, will set up the elite class, that will become the arbiters of who shall gain, and who shall forfiet, that which they have earned.

All the mechanisms are now in place, the culmination of 78 years of effort using subterfuge, lies and legerdemaine, to effect their victory.

From that formerly shining city on a hill, now a guttering candle, in a vast darkness that forbodes the world’s future.

Fare you well my friends.

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WHAT SPARKED THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES AFTER THIS ONE

Posted by tawodi on November 1, 2008


I WROTE THIS IN RESPONSE TO A HALF BAKED REWRITE OF HISTORY BY A “PROGRESSIVE”  I FIND IT HIGHLY AMUSING THEY KEEP CHANGING THEIR TITLE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T REALLY BE HONEST AND TELL US WHAT THEY REALLY INTEND!!

HISTORY CHECK!!

Ike pulled out of Korea after the amistice was agreed to, thereby Defeating the N. Koreans AND Communist China. Thereby defeating the expansionist policies of the Chinese and Soviet Russia!! I would call that one a win. Truman was scared Crapless of the Russians because they became a NUCLEAR POWER IN 1949, REMEMBER??!!??  Ike whacked them around enough so that they remembered, we could kick their azzes and WOULD if they so chose!! The Russians were losing pilots at a ten to one ratio as an example, if you want one!! The N.Koreans at a ratio no one knows, because they won’t admit losing ANY!! A ground force one third the size of the Chicoms and N.K.regulars, handed their azzes to them. So, once again, I would call that one a win!!

In 1969, after his inauguration, Nixon suddenly became the reason for the war in Viet Nam….??? How the hell did that happen??!!??

In 2004 When running for president even John ( i served in Viet Nam ) Kerry told a bulls*** story of being inside Cambodia watching the bombing before Christmas 1968 and wondering if we, as Americans, knew of Nixon’s “invasion of Cambodia”!!  Nixon did NOT become president till JANUARY OF 1969!!! But that didn’t stop Kerry’s moonbats from Believing the story, did it??!!??

Any way, he ( Nixon ) kept the negotiations going with the N. Vietnamese for a cessation of hostilities and a cease fire. Remember the year that was wasted while negotiating the shape of the table?? I DO!! The Paris Talks that were repeatedly stalled every time the American press stepped up the diatribe against Nixon’s policies??? I DO!! Remember how they were driven back to the table repeatedly by bombing the crap out of them??? I DO!!!

We lost that war, not by any missapplied force of arms, but because of our own left leaning press and those like Hanoi Jane, who got popular, and ran with it. They, the Vietnamese could not defeat us, they were going to sign the agreements, after the Tet offensive. We destroyed the Viet Cong, and their infrastructure, almost totally, and two complete divisions of N.V.A. regulars and all their equipment. The American press called it the biggest defeat in American history!! And, pounded and pounded, the drums of defeat, just as we all, who possess a memory, know they did.

Gen. Giap watched all this, and told the negotiators in Paris to wait one week before giving the letters of agreement to the Americans at Paris. One week later, they decided to let it play out. It did, Nixon and all the rest, ( except those like me )listened to the Dan Blathers and threw in the towel. The rest of the lives and treasure spent to no accord were thrown away as the South, dispirited and facing defeat, never again posed a real force for resistance. 1975 told the tale as the power of the American press, along with the N. Vietnamese were victorious!!

In 1995 In an interview with an A.B.C. interviewer I REFUSE TO PUT THE BAS**** name at the end of my fingers!! Giap told the story of how we came within a week of winning that war.

The “interviewer” tried to interrupt, and was not allowed to, as the tale, along with the incriminating ( for us ) documents, were displayed and the reasons given by the ONE MAN who read the American public so cleverly, and so devastatingly!! Back in 1968.

This current conflict suffers from the same defects. Being played out like some video game, as we were told to fill the malls. This while body bags are being filled, once again, with our soldiers!! Now that we might win, the press is nowhere to be found, AIN’T THAT CONVENIENT!!
It turns a little hot, in Afghanistan and the reporters are like fleas under a camels saddle, AIN’T THAT CONVENIENT!!

Those are FACTS!!! They are in the RECORD, you and anybody else can continue to deny them because of the shame that they carry, for those actions of then, and now,  but they are still FACTS!!

Nasty, pernicious, persevering,revealing and DAMNING, but FACTS, and until socialism is here to stay, (next Wednesday we will learn our possible fate ) will stay FACTS. Then, if we take the course it seems we will, they can be swept away with all the other inconvenient FACTS, of socialism’s failures. World wide, throughout history, and sit back and wait for our own destruction. As misguided fools try once again for utopia, by discounting human nature.

Tawodi, from the late, great, United States of America.

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Political commentary for this election carried on elsewhere

Posted by tawodi on November 1, 2008


THIS IS A SERIES OF POSTS THAT I MADE OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS IN ANSWER TO SOME QUESTIONS POSED, BY SHALL WE SAY, THOSE FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SPECTRUM.

Who should we listen to about who we should elect as OUR president??? HMMMMMM???

This will take a nano second or two……..

O.K. I’m ready, HOW ABOUT WE LISTEN TO AMERICANS!!!

I don’t give a SWEET GRANDIOSE damn!!!  What, other countries and people think. Whoever it is, will be OUR president.

This is NOT some half azzed beauty contest to win the approval of the world!!!

Don’t you realize they don’t give a happy crap about us!!! The only thing they give a damn about, is what they can get from us and then curse us to the heavens, for being arrogant rich Americans!!!

I am not an isolationist, but we need to look at the real picture.

We are in the same position England was for 150 years, on top of the heap!! And the favorite past time of humanity is?? To pull down the top dog!! Don’t you get it!!??

We rebuild France, Germany, all of Europe, Japan and the only ones grateful are the Japanese and that is wearing thin, at least it was, till the little hand-grenade with a crappy haircut in N. Korea started ringing other people’s bells, with nukes!! Now we’re every bodies daddy again!!

Checkoslovakia, Kosovo, Serbia, Yugoslavia, all those countries we had to go into??? The Last time I looked they weren’t in Florida, or just next door to the Dakota’s, they are in EUROPE!! They are called THE BALKAN COUNTRIES!!! A EUROPEAN PROBLEM!!,

And by the way, don’t wave George Bush in my face, I’m not some moonbat that goes Berserk when thinking of the 2000 elections!! Bush is done, He’s gone!! In January no longer the president!! GET IT???

And!! I don’t CARE!! What Binladen wants, why do you??!!?? What I want is that son of a b*tch DEAD!! And, puuhhleeeeze!!! don’t hand me the usual crap about “geees, that’s not being a good Christian!!” I don’t care what you think about that either!!

When  are you all going to wake up!

From the other poster;

T, very thoughtful post. It must give you a head ache to get that worked up over the democratic process of “we the people”.
As I have read over any number of ‘conservative’ posts here and there, it appears to me at some point many of them are just going to fly apart! Boooom! Explode in their own frenzy of fear and dismay. The closer to the election we get the faster they spin. Get a grip, if your guy wins don’t you want to be somewhat stable enough to follow? And if not, then I guess the rest of us will just have to pick up the pieces. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall…. but couldn’t put Humpty back together again?

Back to me:

Haven’t you figured it out yet, Oh learned one???

I don’t give a damn who wins!! We will get the government we deserve we always do. The problem is too damned many checks, going to over forty percent of the people in this country in one form or another. That is one of those inconvenient little facts that most of you hate!!

That little inconvenience, is why we are in this mess now and we will NOT get out of it!! There is no-one, and nothing, that will stop this slide to socialism and then ever increasing levels of compulsion of people by the utilization of force, to keep it in place .

We have, unless we are attacked with nukes, maybe twenty years left, as a country that can be recognised for what it once was.

Pack that up there with your supercilious esoteric knowledge and smoke it!! This is reality we are discussing, not some pie in the sky hopeful dream. There are thousands of years of history to support my position. What do you have??? Some hope, that it will be different this time???

Come on PROFESSOR, profess!! I keep asking you to do just that, and you keep handing me smarmy put downs, about my awful temper and conservative out look of fear, Blah Blah blah!!

I have more hope than you can possibly understand, so lets hear you tell me, and every body else, how it’s REALLY, going to be different, THIS TIME!!

It should be really interesting to hear.

For those of you who might be wondering why I say these things here is why.

The socialist countries from the Netherlands (Holland) Sweden, Germany,France, Norway, Spain,Portugal, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, in fact almost ALL of Europe is socialist.

The unemployment rate in these countries runs right now today from 9 to 19 percent and is getting worse.

The only reason these countries have been able to survive, is principally because they spend two percent or less on thier defense, England being the sole exception.

Nato, via the U/S. had kept thousands of tanks, aircraft, bombs, guns, several hundred thousand troops and such in Europe for the last fifty years of the twentieth century, for their defense. We have also given them billions upon billions of dollars to maintain and train their standing armies. Now there are thousands of men and women who have served there. You can confirm for others, that this is true. Others in supply and support services of O3 rank and up also can confirm this, because they would have had to be in the chain of command that kept these munitions, supplies, and personnel, in motion and rotation as they were replaced.

Now as we leave the theater of a stable E,urope will they be able to control their populations?? It will be seen. There is an example though for you to consider. the Unrest created by the underclass of immigrant workers in all those countries. They have been marginalized and ghettoised, just as have been the minorities in our country, The difference being, upward mobility, we as a nation perenially praised and pushed for and the immigrents that came here themselves strove for.

This has changed with the entitlement mentality that currently exists, and is carefull cultured, by the American left. It is a tool that sets people against one another, and increases their power base by convincing people they are victims of the upper class, when in reality they are victims of those that profess to help them!!

In 1954 it was Eisenhower and the republicans that instigated and passed the human rights laws the blue dog Democrats went ballistic!! Ike sent the first troops to the south to force integration as well. The northern democrats were in shambles in the north east and with the second lustrum of the 1960’s they hit on a formula that to this day has worked wonderfully well for them. Invade and occupy the centers of learning in this country. Instill socialistic thinking in our youth. Create a system that is self sustaining, and will maintain itself through the appeal to human decency and caring, Paint anybody who objects, as a heartless uncaring capitolist and never never stop shouting the mantra!!

Well, check out the main stream media, in the tank unashamedly for the last 35 years and only now, not even bothering to deny it any longer!! There is no need to, they have been successful!!
And so, many will accuse me of needing a tinfoil hat, so be it!! I don’t care because others like me, saw the Education Foundation document of 1971. We read it were apalled and eventually overwhelmed, just as most of you, unwittingly, have been. You gave up your soveriegnty for security, every time you had the chance to choose differently, and will no doubt, do so again next tuesday.

I know many will think I have slipped over the edge, but I would ask you, read your history from 1920 to the present and then ask your self is old Taowdi nuts??? Or is he right??? The sad part is, it doesn’t make a damned bit of difference anymore. As you will see Tuesday.

And, there it is a synopsis of my feelings vis a vis this election. As you know I don’t usually comment on politics but when pushed I will and have as you can see.

Be well all…… choose well !!….Rev Bruce………………………………………………….Tawodi

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GREETINGS FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Posted by tawodi on May 21, 2008


GREETINGS FROM THE TREE OF THE MUSTARD SEED AND IT’S PEOPLE;

This dedication is to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces worldwide.
And to all those Veterans, living and passed on.

They serve and have served, all of humanity by their selfless sacrifice to bring Liberty to the oppressed of the world and to maintain it here, in the United States of America.

Historically we, as a Nation, have pursued the dream, with all of our faults, that the rest of the world does not understand, is still alive in the heart of every American, man or woman, serving and living, liberal or conservative, religious or not, anywhere in the world today.

This, a dream, that constitutes our reality and continues to enable, this great People to reach for the stars, even though we may stumble and fall at times.

It is this dream that enables us to rise above the individual, whom we cherish and, march as a people to ever greater endeavors to enrich the future of all humanity.

To do so enriches us not in a worldly sense but, in what ever concept of human dignity one may hold. To uplift the one, is to uplift the many. To oppress the one, is to oppress the many. Thus it has ever been and so shall it ever be, in the minds of a truly free, great people, who wish nothing more than to spread it to the hearts, of all mankind.

From the Congregation;

This is to signify that YOU, by your service and contributions. Have taken to heart the foregoing and by so doing, you recognize the family of MAN and WOMAN KIND.

Whether it is by belief in a higher power, Or belief in the powerful synergy of collective conscience and human endeavor, YOU have recognized we ARE a family and you, by your service, have done and are doing your utmost, to uphold that truth.

If you have the faith of a grain of mustard seed you can move mountains. This you have proved by your selfless service. We as your indebted fellow citizens, have that faith in you, and as such, we offer to you our thanks and, humbly accept the gifts, you so honorably have given us.

THANK YOU

The Tree of The Mustard Seed,   Dennisport ma.  166 Upper County Rd. 02639      Rev, Bruce Holzrichter………………Tawodi

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THIS ONE’S FOR ME.

Posted by tawodi on April 18, 2008


A strange and very upsetting thing happened last night and I thought it was worthwhile to write about it, but didn’t want to on the venue where it happened.  I have been called a lot of things over the years and last night was a real capper. I don’t know if I will publish this but for the last year or so it’s almost as if I can’t really think,  unless I’m writing for some body elses understanding. So if I can make sense to you, maybe it will to me.

As most of you know I have a blog radio show and do a lot of posting on a forum else where. On this forum one of the people,  who I respect a great deal,  posted a starter piece for discussion. In it he referred to apostacy in a poorly vieled compilation of scriptural quotes and analysis, that though flawed in it’s scholarship, was very pointed in it’s direction. In it he pointed out,  as many have,  that anyone who adds or takes away from the “word” is of,  or from,  the AntiChrist. I was floored as I do a lot of think pieces there and on my show,  as most of you know. I do not condemn ANYBODY for their beliefs, that is a wrong thing to do, if I do not believe as they,  and they ask,  I will tell them that but in the same breath,  tell them it is not necessary for me to. It is only necessary for me to ACCEPT that they do, understand their viewpoint and work within those parameters,  to include them in my thinking as we converse. Also to be sensitive to the beliefs of others and not step on them inadvertantly by my own ignorance,  something I am not always successful at. WHO IS??

I responded somewhat strongly to his treatise, then went back later and deleted what I had written, as it did not support my image of myself and,  who and WHAT, I choose to be. I left a short explanation of one of the errors in scholarship,  said why I was leaving,  and did.

This is really eating me up because I thought in all of my writing ( 3200+ posts and articles there ) here on the blog and the things I address on my show it was absolutely clear who I am and,  my intent to bring peace between people of ALL faiths,  we need not be afraid of each other,  never mind be killing each other.

I am extremely careful to tell all that read and listen,  that I have NO AUTHORITY to tell anyone anything,  or how they shoud or MUST believe. My belief is that we all walk a different path as we come to know God, each of us is unique and no two of us will know God the same way. There are generalities yes,  but each relationship is unique!

I firmly believe that each one of us is special and unique, in his ot her,  own way and that we are MADE that way by God,  to reflect the many things we can not apprehend about Him.  As we realize this, we see that God is unlimited, that is the PURPOSE of our unique-NESS  ( is that a word?? )

It is possible that he never even considered me as he wrote what he did,  but it felt directed, as many there speculate on aspects of and the nuances of,  God and the lessons brought to us by Jesus, The Christ.

Many know that I don’t believe that Jesus was God. He was OF GOD given great power to do His mission as DIRECTED by God.  Here at the beginning of the world and will rule over that which God gives him to rule,  in Heaven and on earth,  as the Massiah and conquering King of all. He told us he will prepare a place for us in His Fathers mansions and,  He will sit at the right hand of God in Heaven itself,  as He does so.  After all that’s what Jesus said,  isn’t it?  He said that God was in Him and,  He in God.  He did NOT say that He WAS God!   When in Nazareth He could do no miracles because of the people’s unbelief and tells us that all of the things he did were by Gods power, never claiming that power for Himself. He stated that all of the things He did were to glorify God,  not Himself. He told us that the father will decide when to end the world as we know it,  not even the “Son Of Man” knows when this will happen!! If He was God why did He not say,” when I’m ready,  you’re TOAST!!”  evrything in scriptures is stated this way except the changes wrought by two unknown scribes known by scholars as ‘Q”  and the  other is known as “P”.   We know this by changes in syntax and the writing examples themselves on the oldest documents extant.

Can some body,  ANYBODY,   tell me where I have stated anything different??

I got to tell you,  I can’t remember ever doing so!!  I guess I’ll put this in “thoughts and sharing” if I publish it,  I was gonna put it in “Can anybody help me!”  But maybe I’m beyond help!!

Pondering………….What NOW???? ……………be well all…………….Rev. Bruce…………………..Tawodi

 

 

 

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CONSIDER THE UNIVERSE

Posted by tawodi on April 11, 2008


i WROTE THIS FOR THE MILITARY FORUMS THEN DECIDED TO BRING IT HERE FOR YOU

TO ALL;

Last night we got on to an interesting question posed by AKinNC, I LOVE this stuff!!!

I got jumped by Raunchy as I have been by him, and others, who very closely watch what I say to try and trip me up, or more charitably, keep me from leading the flock astray. (as if I could, or would)

In a strange kind of way I praise him and others for that, as that is what a Soldier of God SHOULD DO. Defend his faith, as he sees it, from every percieved threat, even ME!!

It is to lay his fears to rest, and any body elses, that I make this post.

First off, I don’t and never did think that God is an Alien………geeeesh!!

But, open speculation of the greatness of God, was and is, my point.

The Bible, Old and New Testament, Tells us that God is in everything doesn’t it. ( “He knows the hairs on your head.”) That, to me , is a given. I believe the word of God, as presented for us to be understood, in that book. And just to REALLY tick off some, it also says this in the Quoran, and just about every other treatise, exposition and synopsis of God, ever written……..O.K., I get it, I believe it. What is the problem with what I wrote, late Thursday night april 10th???????

The upshot is, that I suggested that the universe was filled with life, as we can see by examining our own little mud ball, the purpose of life IS life, I will not back off from that point, know why, once again, the book tells us that, that is why we are NOT to wantonly kill!!! Every creation belongs to God and, it is not our place to kill it wantonly, with no regard for it, or it’s Creator!! Men, animals and yes, even bugs!! They serve a purpose I can not see at times, but then, the Maine black fly is extremely necessary or there will NOT be native Maine rainbow trout, because they won’t have the black fly larvae and adults to eat and will starve to death before they adapt to another food source!! FACT!!! I’m being really charitable here as even I, don’t want ants at my picnic!!

The real meat of the controversy is this, The Creator of this universe has a plan, this is what we are told. Right? Right!! What is it?? HMMMMMM, I DON’T KNOW!! Now as a preacher I’m supposed to tell you I do and, it MUST agree with every thing every body else believes about Him or I’m in a world of crap. Right?? RIGHT!! Uh, sorry about that, the same great book tells us to USE ,our discernment to find,God, Him/Her/It’s/ self!!! I stated that for a reason I am writing this for ALL, as I addressed it and, some have different concepts of God and it is only fair to keep from applying MY lable to THEIR concept. Doing so limits GOD!!! Something I am NOT prepared to do. Or qualified, for.

NOW with all that in place as intro. and yes it was necessary!! Let’s proceed………

QUERY; Do you accept and believe that this is as I have described, all is God and God is all?? If you do then continue, if you DON’T continue any way, it still might illuminate something for you.

If this is so, you DO believe this, then tell me please, if you can, what the HELL is the rest of the universe FOR!!!???

If, as was intimated last night, we are the only sentient life forms in it, is it waiting for us to fill it?? What if we destroy ourselves first??!!??

Is it some kind of toy, for God to play with while we get our sxxt together?? I mean you have to admit, it would make one hell of a mobile for the cosmic crib!!

Or is it a back drop for us little temporarily mobile, backbiting, little self important worms to wriggle against, during our futile, dance macabre, of death, we seem so intent on fulfilling.

Come on, TELL me, you who have the answers!!!!

Don’t think for one minute I don’t understand your fear, after all, all of your life you have been taught. He is a “jealous” God, an “angry” God, he will punish, YOU, in his righteous anger and, final retribution, WILL be His!!

Hmmmmmm, Men say that, God tells us we are His children, doesn’t He?? We are told He is all forgiving, He understands our nature and will forgive us infinitely, THAT’S WHAT JESUS SAID!!!
Of course we have to want that forgiveness,don’t we?? Of course we do and will, but, when you are reviewing your life in front of GOD, will it be too late?? I think not, here is why, every thing I just wrote about forgiveness would be a lie, that’s right, a lie. MAN wants it both ways, it can’t BE both ways, it is one, or the other, take your choice I CHOOSE to believe what God and Jesus Christ SAID!!

NOW, the universe, if this creator can create it, and YOU say He did!! Why can it not be full of life??? I for one don’t think the universe we see is some kind of picture show to amuse us as we wriggle toward death, to keep us distracted from the reality of life and the way that God would have us BE. It is a taste, in living beautifull color, of the Magnificence that IS GOD we are seeing and, what IS God? He is THE CREATOR, that is what He DOES!! CREATE!! Every thing in all it’s beauty, and, in the uglyness of some, that is the dichotomy of divinity and man, so we can tell one from the other and THEN CHOOSE, which we will BE!!

Now, as for punishment. I ask this, while you are being judged by God, who is doing the judging, God or YOU?? I would suggest from every thing I understand, that it is YOU! Here is why I beleive that, when you contemplate just how many times you were picking your nose when you THOUGHT no one was looking, when you lost your virginity when you THOUGHT no one was looking, when you stole, lied about your neighbor, cheated the tax man, cheated someone in business( I NEVER cheated any one in business!!!!) Oh really!! You never got home from the convenience store, realised you had been given too much change and DIDN’T GIVE IT BACK? come on, lets continue, you sanctimonious self deifying, have you never masturbated, fooled around with the wrong girl/guy, never slugged your kid and been wrong and failed to apologise, never looked at some middle aged woman at the beach and smirked to yourself boy I’m glad I don’t have that much cellulite! Never looked at some old man at this same beach and the pimples on his butt and had the same thought!!??

This little self audit is gonna be a wowser, ain’t it!! And we know this is going to happen how?? People who have almost drowned tell us, “their whole life flashed before their eyes in seconds!” I submit that it was not seconds but was that timless place where God is, and He was giving that person a heads up, as well as every one that person told about his experience. I was an E.M.T. for some years and have heard this story MANY times and near death is the contributing factor and the judgement that these people apply to themselves is MERCILESS!!! Now, why would God punish you? you can’t hurt HIM!! But, you can hurt, even destroy one of HIS children, at least the corporeal form of that creation, and you are NOT supposed to do that,and the judgement you render unto yourself will be merciless BELIEVE IT!!!

Now I will leave you to consider, remember I never ask anyone to believe a damned thing I say, just consider, does it make sense? Do you feel comfortable with it as you consider, or do you reject it in part, or completly? Is God more magnificent than you EVER in YOUR WILDEST DREAMS contemplated, or not? Is not your life and the mind He gave you not the most magnificent gift ever devised, or not?

Your choice……CHOOSE WELL,……….Tawodi

 

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BUILDING NEW PEOPLE

Posted by tawodi on April 5, 2008


TO ALL;

This is going to be difficult but I think I’m ready to try this…..here goes.

The biggest single problem in our society is as R.T. said, static thinking.

What does this MEAN?? Not what you think.

We are discussing here, the modern version of the dark ages compared to the enlightenment of the seventeen hundreds and till now.

From the late eighteen hundreds there has been an incredible explosion of knowledge almost indescribable in scope and depth. From the invention of the internal combustion engine and all that that contributed to heat theory and application of mechanical principle to, in 1905 the developement of the theory of relativity by Einstien, (he gives a somewhat comical exposition of static thinking himself in his search for a unified field theory).

Biological understandings have increased exponentialy since the 1950’s and we have as living beings not caught up with the technology, or the full implications of it all.

All of this of course does not address nuclear fission or fusion, brought to our happy little planet first as a weapon, now to be considered as an energy source for the replacement of fossil fuels.

All of the proceeding is to set the stage for what follows.

How much have we changed?? I am serious here, just how much have we changed? REALLY!!

Clue; The missile defense system; Russia is apoplectic over this, why?? We said we’d give it to them, why would they not want us to have it??

Because it leaves them vulnerable to attack with no response possible, or if they attack, we anniaillate them and they can’t do any thing about it!!

Back to that old boogie man once again aren’t we, FEAR!!!….simple fear. What if, has become instead of a blessing, a curse!

It has been said that IF is for children, WHAT IF, should not be a CURSE, it should open the door to new possibilities but now opens the door to fear.

One of the shattering things about the Iraq war is that we have surrendered the moral high ground that we had gained with gulf war one, all of our humanitarian actions through history and the disallowal of statecraft, that we practice, we have given our enemies the reason to ask WHAT IF, when they now see us as the aggressor, and make no mistake we were and must now finish this honorably, and well, the world and the American people do not deserve and, no doubt, will not accept another failure such as Viet Nam.

We as a people, all people, not just the U.S. think and live, pretty much as we did in the twentieth century( the first half!!) We have improved technology immensely but have we improved ourselves?? That is the question and THERE IS an answer!!

Who raised you?? Your parents did right?? Did you, or do you, realise that the most peaceful, tranquil societies are those in which the parents do NOT raise the children?? it’s true, agrarian societies have an advantage over us, in one way that is, or more rather, has been lost to us. Our elders!! You heard me right, who do we credit with wisdom…our elders. Why is that? The answer is simple, once again there is that word. You do know the difference between knowledge and wisdom don’t you?

When you graduate from college you have a fount of knowledge to use don’t you, wisdom comes with the realisation of how much you DON’T know and acknowledge it and then apply “wisdom” to more properly use that which you DO!!

In more “primitive” societies the “extended family” is the way of life and the ELDERS raise and educate the children!! They had to, mom and dad were busting their butts, to make it in tough circumstances. With the advent of “Urban Clustering” and disolution of the extended family, this was destroyed. We have a vast reservoir of knowledge in this country and we push them aside as useless obstructions to our percieved advanced way of life, are we stupid or what??!!

Lifetimes of experience, lifetimes of wisdom and in our arrogance we throw it away!!

We have people in our society who are vastly knowledgable and incredibly successful human beings. And, we shove them out to pasture just when they are the most valuable and, in the modern age are looking for ways to be of service to themselves and to the world. DUH!!

What I would suggest is that we find a way to use this fount of knowledge and here is the reason why.

Our children are being raised by those, who are little more than children themselves! This is one incontrovertable fact of life AND is one we can change NOW.

This is why I asked you, “who raised you??”

It is my belief, that until we do some thing along these lines, we will not be able to reach beyond the social impasse we now find our selves in. Once again, “the thinking that GOT us here, will NOT take us from here!!”

We all of us are, too close to the source, so to speak, of all our training and preconceptions of us, others, and the societies and world around us, this aalso includes the PREDJUDICES. Wisdom is what enables us to step beyond, that which we were taught, NOT knowledge. That is one of the immutable truths of life!!

We must INCUDE wisdom in the teaching of our young. Will it cost more to do this? NO. It won’t, replace day care with elderly providers who WANT to be there. My youngest daughter went to day care at the age of three and was physically abused (violence not sexual) by the provider and her two daughters, age 4 and 11. We are still dealing with the damage done my daughter at the age of almost thirteen. Those who know me personally, still can not believe I didn’t “lose it” and kill the woman….all I can say is I had gained the wisdom not to!!

Now, believe it or not, I started to think this way then and as I read and considered my own past and those when I was teaching, who were around me, it has become clear that these things can and should be done.

Children can not and should not, bring up children, it’s that simple. That does not mean you breed and give them away!! No far from it, you create in them as they grow, the knowledge of who you are and our elders will give them the reasons WHY!! Only then, will they get a “jump start” to become who they are and, engage life on a more level playing field. There again I am NOT talking about equal out comes, but equal oppurtunity to be exposed to WISDOM, so they can USE PROPERLY, the knowledge they have accrued for their entrance into life.

My time is almost over, it will be for those who read these things, to implement them, spread them, absorb them and then benefit from them.

Do I have more ideas as to how to implement them, yes I do and will discuss them with those who ask. There are schools that have been concieved of and are in operation, even as we speak, soooo.

CONSIDER, CHOOSE, as you will.

Factoid; Einstien was a rigid atheist and as such absolutely refused to accept anything but a “STATIC UNIVERSE” well along came Edwin Hubble and kicked the whole idea of a static universe into a cocked hat. You see if the universe is expanding that means it had a BEGINNING!! Sorry about that Albert….. now he never did admit there is a God but he DID begin to succesfull begin to resolve the “unified field theory, before his death.

Be well friends………………..Tawodi

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It’S FEBRUARY…………….SO FLIPPEN’ WHAT !!!

Posted by tawodi on February 1, 2008


Am I the only one that really,  I mean Really,  doesn’t wake up till March??

I have been going straight out for the last month and have not accomplished ANYTHING!! Or maybe I have but it sure doesn’t feel that way.

I have preached every Thursday …………..as usual ……………….Bible groups……..as usual……………….visitation………….as usual………military forum commentaries…………..as usual………………..family stuff………as usual……………..Broken foot………..NOT usual……………but dealt with……………..whining,  fussing and moaning……………as usual………………Hmmmmmmmmmmmm…………..Maybe that’s it!!

Nah that’s not it ……………..is it?  Could be …………….I closed the Blog for The People of Abraham, as I mentioned in my last post,  On the 23 rd, That’s it!!!   I haven’t written anything for the Blog Here!!!!! DUH!!

It really bummed me out to close that blog. I,  and others have done a lot of work there ( the group) and I/we could not make a damn thing happen there, ZIP for traffic.  I asked,  I don’t know how many times for help, What I got told was to go to the discussion forums and that is a waste land if you,  like me,  are a newby..I got my butt busted more than you can imagine for asking inexperienced questions,  got a lot of instruction to which there always seemed to be something critical missing and never got the feeds to crawl the site till I finally was told to get an adsense account so I tried to do that and that didn.t even work. I decided that since  I would have zero control over what kind of ads would appear till after they did I wasn’t going to do that.  Lonely hearts club and swinging singles ads,  don’t belong on what is ostensibly a religious platform!! Till I can get them cancelled ………….Probably a project in it’self……………Oh well.

Let’s see any thing else to whine about……………..not really .

Tawodi’s hawks nest seems to be doing O.K. There are more listeners now and I have changed the format a little by limiting to about twenty minutes for each topic,  it seems that people can only stand to hear me blather about something in short installments!! Actually listening to ANYONE on a subject for longer than that,  is a chore as some have let me know. Thanks for the advice!!  Sooooo what I have done is just for those things that require more explanation use two or more weeks to flesh it out in three different segments………….makes it easier for everybody that way.

I have done a whole lot of Biblical study lately and have come up with some REALLY interesting and new ways of explaining some things and looking at others,  which I have never seen in this light before.  This may be really interesting for some,  we will see as I will bring them up on the show first,  then bring them here in written format so I and you,  can archive them in that form for the future or to give to others.  I have said before and I mean it,  any thing here that you see and want you can take with you and use as you please don’t worry about copyrights as it is all from my fevered brain and not somebody elses,  regurgitated in a plagerised form.

There will be some new stuff,  now that The People of Abraham is back here where it started.   I think what I will do is confine those posts to pages and they can be archived in that form,   so all of it will be available in one place and accessable easily for all of you.

That’s it for now,  look for more to start happening here again,  as I am not spread out so thin as I was .

Be well, all of you!!……………….Rev. Bruce…………………………………………..Tawodi

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INTERESTING BEGINNINGS

Posted by tawodi on November 30, 2007


Do you know the Preamble for your state? . . . Interesting: A friend posted this to me yesterday and I thought it might be interesting to share with those who doubt just what the thinking was that formed this country.

Alabama 1901, Preamble We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.

Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

Arkansas 1874, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government.

California 1879, Preamble We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…

Colorado 1876, Preamble We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe…

Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy…

Delaware 1897, Preamble Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.

Florida 1885, Preamble We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution…

Georgia 1777, Preamble We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution…

Hawaii 1959, Preamble We, the people of Hawaii , Grateful for Divine Guidance … Establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.

Illinois 1870, Preamble We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil , political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties…

Louisiana 1921, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.

Maine 1820, Preamble. We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity. And imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble. We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty…

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble. We…the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction.

Michigan 1908, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi 1890, Preamble We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.

Missouri 1845, Preamble We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness … Establish this Constitution…

Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..

Nebraska 1875, Preamble We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . Establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution…

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

New Mexico 1911, Preamble We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty..

New York 1846, Preamble We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

North Carolina 1868, Preamble We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…

North Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…

Ohio 1852, Preamble We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common…

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance…

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing…

South Carolina, 1778, Preamble We, the people of the State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of South Dakota. grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties ..

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience…

Texas 1845, Preamble We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

Utah 1896, Preamble Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777, Preamble Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man .

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other.

Washington 1889, Preamble We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution

West Virginia 1872, Preamble Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and rel igious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God …

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility…

Wyoming 1890, Preamble We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution..

After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!
I have to admit that I found this kind of interesting, just in a conversational sense.

An old friend sent it to me today, and we have, all of us, argued so much over the concept that this piece, which I had never seen, sort of tickled my fancy.

He did not attribute it to a publication, so I can’t either.

Be well all……………….Rev.   Bruce……………………………………………….Tawodi

 
 

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Columbus Day look what you started Mr C !!!

Posted by tawodi on October 8, 2007


I posted this in the military forums this morning I thought you may enjoy it also, happy Columbus Day.

Howdy, happy Columbus Day;

It seems appropriate that this is here on this day.

The title of this thread led me to believe that Bill was going to post the Bible passages of various verses, where we are admonished to respect worldly governments,as institutions allowed to men and, recognized as necessary by God.

We are told, repeatedly, that governments that are just, rest assured of Gods blessing. We are told as christians, “render unto Ceaser that which is Ceasers.”

We are told, we are to be in the world but, not OF the world.

Were we settled by people ( puritans) who were devout and in their words engaged in” building a shining city on a hill??” Yes, we were.

As the colonial society grew into what would become The United States, did the bigotry of some “christian” sects seep into the cracks of that society? Yes it did, put plainly and simply.

For awhile it was legal to shoot Catholics in Mary’s town, later Maryland.

Was it legal to shoot anyone seen coming over the border into the Massachussetts Bay colony from Rhode Island? Legal? Hell it was required that you do!!! Believe it or not that law finally came off the books in the late eighties here in Ma.. 1980’s !!

These two, as well as hundreds of instances of others, are why the constitution was framed as it was.

First, to assure the world that HUMAN RIGHTS, come from where ever you choose to, or WHAT ever you choose to, consider a higher power.NOT FROM MEN!!

It was framed to assure that this government has NO power to take them away. NONE!!

It ,the constitution, was framed to assure that the sole existance of, THIS CONSTITTUION, is to protect them, enshrine them in such a way, that
Those who follow down the path of whatever destiny this nation has, never forget that. The constittuion does not and, was not, formed to GIVE YOU ANY RIGHTS AT ALL!!!

This constitution was framed and, this form of government, was CRAFTED to protect your rights, provide for the common defense to do so, and to be that just government of that shining city on a hill.

We, all of us who pray, ask for wisdom, next time you pray for that, think and, Thank God, or whatever providence you happen to believe in, that the framers and the builders, SOMEHOW, inculcated in our people the thought that, THE JUST LAW, agreed upon by our citizens, is to be the ruler, in THIS country. Not whoever happens to presently shine in the cults of personality. The politically popular or the temporarily
transcendant , in the temporary passions we see all around us, as they rise and fall in seeming importance.

Think of these things as you consider all of this, look into your heart and admit to yourself, that there have been and, will be times, when you yourself are dangerous in your passions and belief and, in the heights of passion are capable in the imprudent statement, or the innapropriate or even violent action that passion brings, as it suspends judgment.

Good article to post Bill, happy Columbus day, and, lets all once again thank all those “old dead white guys” for their skill, wisdom and yes, the passion, to give us what they did….the last best hope of Mankind, That shining city on a hill.

Be well  all………….Rev. Bruce………………………………………………………………..Tawodi

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