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SO…YA WANNA TALK POLITICS???

Posted by tawodi on May 1, 2012


Sometimes in life elements come together that make you sit back and take notice.
There is no apparent rhyme or reason as they align themselves for a new idea, a new approach, or a sudden unveiling of what has been before your very eyes that you simply didn’t see for what it was…. till now.
I am going to call this God’s providence as I see it that way. I have made a study, albeit informal, for most of my life of history, religion, in a more serious format to be sure….and ….Society …and it’s politics. What makes us who and what we are in general.
In the United States of America we are a different breed altogether, but most do not understand just why this is so, and why it is attested to, by so many, when we all are just people anyway.
The reason is simple really…. it is because we are the only nation on Earth that was conceived and crafted to enshrine the rights of the individual citizen. In the best way, time has proved to be, the correct way, to interpret being human.
The rights of Americans do not come from men and most assuredly, do NOT come from governments….OF men!
Such governments that confer upon their citizen such rights as they so confer…are subject to terming them as rights, when they are little more than government conferred…. privileges which…. being conferred as such… can readily be taken away by any means that government deems necessary to good order….OR the more prevalent reason…for….” the common good”.
The elements for this article have come together for me in the last seven months of research and digging to unearth ….not my words…but the words of those who currently govern us from the stage, and,….. more importantly….. From the shadows
It is my intention to reveal these people and leaders and educators for what they are and just what their purpose is…. for you…me …your children and, all others who follow us from now into the future.
Let me first start with a list of names….not so long a list as you may suppose for the enormity of what is being, and has been…proposed.
The very first is the person who made me sit up and take notice of something I had suspected, felt, Or, you could say intuited, or what ever…. but could not articulate till I heard her words. She is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and her name is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The following quote comes from an Egyptian television interview on January 30, 2012.
“ I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa….A fundamental instrument that embraced human rights.”
When you consider who and what this woman is…. it is simply STUNNING that she would voice such a comment. A person who is sworn to up hold that Constitution Of the United States and NONE OTHER!
People like this do NOT operate in a vacuum, they are formed from those who at first have been alienated in some way by their peers, or by society for unknown, usually inconsequential reasons, to the better balanced of us at large. In short an assumed victimhood that is worn for their entire life into the future, no matter how successful they ultimately become in that life. It may bear stating that ours is a society of victims…If you doubt me simply observe all the people who have been influenced by Oprah Winfry and others who picked up her style and mantra….professional victims leading those who felt victimized once it was pointed out to them who their oppressors were or were perceived to be….real or not.
We as a society still suffer untold amounts of damage from those who have made, and are making, fortunes from their race baiting…class warfare and…. Hyphenating every one, and everything, that doesn’t move, or can run away from their doing so!
To give another example of the “Baby with the bathwater” thinking out there, the latest group being the Atheists and The Freedom From Religion Foundation suing small cities and towns to remove religious symbols from public property. Some of you might think “Well good on them! It’s about time those hatefilled right wing conservative Christians get what’s coming to them!”
One may indeed feel some justification from that but ,consider when it’s your turn to be at the mercy of those you can not defend yourself from…like those self same small cities and towns that are virtually bankrupt…. because of political stupidity! Which of course, leads to economic stupidity! Which leads to failure as a NATION!

And now for names….I led with the name of Ruth Bader Ginsburg not because she is a leader of this pernicious movement but because…. she is but a symptom of it!
The first name is Barrack Hussein Obama Because he currently leads it. He was groomed for it, believes implicitly in it and, will stop at nothing to achieve his vision for America of the future.
That vision is NOTHING like that conceived of by the founders or the people of this nation that they can currently conceive. One of freedom…. as it has been known for us historically.
The next is George Soros, because he is currently involved in being the major financier and motivator of this movement having in the past brought down three other nations by his financial manipulations because he HATES free systems like ours! He and his consortium of cohorts is zealously moving in the shadows, and in the United Nations and among powerful elements of other nations, to bring us down, as we have been known, to accomplish everything I have, and will, say in this article. And, this can be verified BY YOU! It is all over the internet…not on blogs and crap like that, but in official records and readily available in quotes and interviews over the years.
What follows is a description of who the players are, their plans, and the direction and, the way they have and are, moving to accomplish all that has been outlined so far.

1. President B.H.Obama
2. Eric Holder Attorney General of the U.S.
3. Elena Kagan Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S.
4. Sotomayor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S.
5. George Soros Bankroller of the D.N.C. and other arms of the Obama machine. The Center For American Progress.
6. Cass Sunstein Regulation Czar
7. John Podesta, Center for American Progress.
8. Professor Aziz Huq of University of Chicago Law School
9. Mark Tushnet of Harvard ;Law Professor
10. Emily Zakin, Professor Hunter College
11. Robert C. Post, Dean Harvard Law School
Jack Balkin Professor of Law Harvard Law School
12 and onward…access all of Obama’s appointments to cabinet positions and those ubiquitous Czars that you heard of, and hundreds of other quiet Presidential Appointees that currently infest congress and inside the Beltway of Washington D.C…. but who have faded into the wood work like termites, to accomplish the ends of these planners and plotters….Sorry there’s no better word for it, as it is conducted from the shadows as is being done.

EXAMPLE; Katherine Sebelius, ( Cabinet Head, Health and human Services) and her recent ruling about churches paying for abortions! If you believe that she did that without the direction of her political bosses ….YOU are naieve,,,or hopelessly deluded!

These are the acknowledged leaders of the movement to rewrite the constitution of the United States. And then you have the other 40,000,000 or so, of unknowing innocent dupes of this party run amuck or, at worst, actively lying along with the rest of them, to accomplish their ends.

……………………..The Stated Goals of This Movement……………………………..

“Taking Back The Constitution.”….Taking it back from WHOM??…Well according to them it was hi-jacked by those wascally wepublicans again!!! You might ask, “ is that a quote from Elmer Fudd?” Uhh…no, it’s not. It comes from Professor of Law at Harvard University…The exact quote…“For thirty years the Conservatives have hijacked the Constitution, and we’re taking it back.”
Back?? Where did they take it?? It wasn’t ME…. I’ve been trying to find it among the crappy laws, Directives, Regulations and the blizzards of Executive Orders that this country has been run on, for years….INSTEAD OF LAWS!!
REALLY, WHERE DID IT GO?? Can you tell me….please?
This administration has been in office for over three years and has not submitted a budget from the Senate YET! Harry Reid will NOT allow any budget from the house of Representatives to even reach the Senate floor for discussion!! I do not include his name in the list because I can’t find his own quotes…YET…to back up that claim.
Do not forget…. every claim I intend to print in this article…. is from those …who made them…clearly stating their intent!!..
That is why this article will be so damning in it’s proofs!…. I am not the one saying these things….THEY ARE!!

Now back to the beginning, Justice Ginsburg’s comment at that Egyptian television interview. Why would she say such a thing? Why would she even believe it needed saying? Especially in that venue, as a person so high in the government of the United States? Does it seem off the wall to you….? Well it did at the time to me, so I simply dismissed it, as I have so many of her comments before…..I should have listened closer!
What that comment does is reveal her commitment to an ongoing movement among “progressive” legal activists to render the Constitution, as we know it, unrecognizable.
Want to know what else is outstanding by it’s absence? The Lamestream Media’s ignoring the remark or shoving it out of sight along with other things you should know about them and the people who ostensibly represent you and me….silly us!!!
We are ignorant and not worthy of note…. as far as running the country is concerned…remember? Go to a couple of cocktail parties among the intelligentsia, you’ll find this out soon enough! Remember the Town Meetings of 2010…. before the elections? Kind of revealing…. about just what they thought of you then…. weren’t they!!
Wipe your feet after you leave the party though…you don’t want to track that crap into your living room…it’s bad enough they pump it in through your T.V………
So we return to the thrust of all this…. WHAT do they intend. Besides take back what isn’t gone!!

Now since I opened with a quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg let’s expand the mantra of these people, starting with, The already quoted… Mark Tushnet ….having stated his goals thereby giving impetus to this pernicious plan, which will now be unfolded right before your very eyes!
The next player to be introduced is…TA DA! John Podesta, former Clinton Cabinet member and Cass Sunstein. Who in the interim between the Clinton Administration and that of Obama’s served that gazillion dollar backer of democracy George Soros.
This all of course has a name let me introduce you to the new, “Democratic Constitutionalism” This is the “moniker for this which was coined at TA DA! 2005 American Constitutional society conference at Yale Law School .Also followed in 2009 by a book and another conference of the same name. At that Pillar of Education ,Yale University.
Now, having introduced the first three of the major players in this expose’ and who they WERE….let us proceed to who they ARE NOW. George Soros of course needs no introduction as the hater in chief of democratically elected governments and capitalism.
John Podesta on the other hand after serving as Obama’s chief of his transition teamn into the White House environs is the overseer of probably the most successful of those multigazillion dollar machine for George Soros ….The Center for American Progress…..That font of left wing ideas that President Obama has turned into his entire platform and policy coming soon to a neighborhood near YOU!……Hold the drum roll please!
The next Denison to slither from under that rock is TA DA! Cass Sunstein….Sunstein is the “unofficial or tagged as an “onformal” White House advisor….kinda sorta like the old card carrying Harry Hopkins of F.D.R. fame another unofficial advisor to the President.
Actually he does have a title….He is the Czar of the White House Office of Information and….NOW the drum roll!! Regulatory AffairsTA-DUM… TA-DA DUM! Thank you.
This guy is just giddy about the South African Constitution and has called it, “The most admirable Constitution in the history of the world.” Close quote…please……OH! By the way Sunstein is on leave from his chair as a Harvard Law Professor and an incredibly prolific generator of far left ideas , that any reasonably intelligent person….would simply call weird. For instance internet web sites should include opposing points of view to “be fair”and [quote/ “ the growing number of consumers to “filter” what it is they see.”….In other words you’re too stupid to form your own opinions about what you read….You need “them” to do it for you!…Outrageous or what? OR even better….he has proposed giving animals “personhood” so that lawyers can…on behalf of those animals…sue in court!
What this means of course is that “liberals” progressives” or what ever the hell they’re calling themsleves now HATE the idea that they no longer control the media that you see like they did for all the years there were limitation. Because we didn’t HAVE the media open to you to say and read what you WANT TO! Even now they continue to tell us that the media airs the stories….NO THEY DON’T!!! and THAT is what is meant by “Media Bias” they simply don’t run the stories they don’t want you to hear!
EXAMPLE; Just how much do you know about the story you are now reading??? OR Operation Fast and Furious….Holder’s and Obama’s and Hilary’s plan to infiltrate weapons into a sovereign Nation, Mexico, to continue the LIE that American guns from illicit American gun dealers, were the principal source for the weapons used in the current drug wars down there. These wars, which have claimed more than 25,000 lives so far! Not to mention the life of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent who was killed by one of those guns!
….This insanity is so pervasive all through this administration, it is simply incredible…and so many who read these things simply refuse to give them credit! They can’t believe this is all happening right here, right now even as we speak, and is being guided and implemented by a sitting duly elected President of the United States and his entire, “rotten fruit”, … filled administration.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
As out lined…. Sunstein is actually calling for a form of censorship of thought….to create DIVERSITY!!….And you thought ME…. crazy!?!
One more step….Through the looking glass…into Alice’s world….don’t lose sight of the White Rabbit….he’s heading for the White House….how appropriate!
Now there is no real secret to the Constitution in 2020 movement. You can find it on the internet or, like some other movements, smeared on the sidewalk, or in the grass somewhere.
What is NOT unique is that way in which it is being conducted…which of course like so much of other “liberal-progressive” efforts….under the radar…like so many or so much of their political goals…..If they told you, EXACTLY what they intend, they would be laughed out of the room and off of our streets!
So now you have learned something else you maybe didn’t know…THEY LIE….and they do it about almost everything they believe! It is second nature to them….as in no other way can they hope to succeed.
Now, the mechanics involved are simply these. The Lead off Speaker for the 2009 conference, reconvened at Yale Law School, was Professor, Aziz Huq, Of the University of Chicago Law School.
He laid out the need for a deep political masquerade to accomplish real change.
[quote]; We’ll start with the problem of candor,” Huq said. “No Constitutional movement ever got very far by admitting that it sought innovation in the founding document. Or by admitting that it was enabled by the particular social/historical or doctrinal circumstances of the change that it urged. Yet to be a creditable movement for Constitutional change-a creditable social movement- that movement has to deny, in a sense, it’s ultimate goal.” [close quote] Now I’m going to take a BIG leap of faith here and give you credit for being able to understand, THAT FOOL JUST TOLD YOU THEY NEED TO LIE TO GET THIS CRAP INTO OUR GOVERNMENT!!!
I’m am sorry for screaming but I’ve been screaming since before the election of 2008 and nobody listened THEN. Obama told you exactly what he would do if elected and has done it!
Quick question here folks…Have you ever heard of….TA_DA…. A CONSTITUTIONAL AMMENDMENT? Why from the outset have these people assumed that they NEED TO LIE to accomplish their goals?? The mechanism is there to make the changes they want to make….. right?!?
Unless understand they know damned well that to get this crazy crap past you,… by a democratic vote,…. IS SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLE YET!… Too many Americans still have a functioning BRAIN!
Now to understand what this all means you MUST understand what “rights” the U.S. Constitution conveys to you from the government….once again…….NONE…….THEY DIDN’T GIVE THEM TO YOU!!…According to the Declaration of Independence our founding document historically, they come from our CREATOR! You will notice it does NOT say God. It was phrased this way to include those who do NOT believe in God! PHRASED AS IT IS, You can call it Mother Nature…Jehova….Yahwey…..I AM…..Indus…..Shiva…..in fact what ever you want….. up to, and including, Satan Himself!….OR…..nobody and nothing …AT ALL.
Pretty smart them old dead white guys ehhh? Also since men didn’t GIVE them to you, MEN can’t take them AWAY! And since this Constitution and indeed, our ENTIRE GOVERNMENT, WAS CRAFTED TO PROTECT AND ENSHRINE THESE RIGHTS ,…. OF THE INDIVIDUAL….. INCLUDING GO TO WAR TO DO SO….You had better be damned careful of playing with it! Yes I know I said all that before…but in case you didn’t understand it back then, I felt it needed repeating!
You need to see something else right here and NOW. It is THIS that they hate…. individual rights!…. They can not control you with this Constitution in place. We,being a Nation of LAWS…. is Also what they hate…. they can not go around sneaking crap in under the radar! It is accomplished by laws! In this OUR country. Go and read you will be amazed by the protections offered you in this old document that so many have died to defend FOR YOU! They are enumerated and the government is told quite plainly…. HANDS OFF!!
The South African Constitution contains language that says. Human beings have the “right” to…healthcare…food….shelter….meaningful work….In short all sorts of things that once stipulated as being rights it becomes plain they are anything BUT rights! They become simply “privileges” that the government gives to you for the purpose of maintaining what ever their goals ARE! The Government that giveth…. That government…. can taketh away!!… EXCEPT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! This is WHY you may not have truly understood before WHY you have been told all of you life, there is NO other Nation Anywhere on Earth that was constructed and maintained as have we, The United States Of America!
We have reached the point I wanted to make, to show you the very real danger you, me and all the citizens, and illegals here, are in today and for what ever amount of time these people remain in power.

You have the names, go to their web cites. Go read what they themselves say about their plans….These things are real…they are a clear and present danger to our entire way of life as Americans and I do NOT exaggerate that one bit. In fact I have not told you the half of it. Just like Joe McCarthy and now glen Beck and even ME! Yes we are a pain in the ass….. but it’s for you…. because if you don’t wake up…. your children will NEVER have what you have HAD…. Freedom…. Plain…. Pure…. and simple….FREEDOM

BE WELL FRIENDS…….Rev. Bruce……………………Tawodi

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Secular Philosophic presentation….with refutation by Rev. Bruce for the REAL World

Posted by tawodi on April 9, 2012


Here is a further presentation of a person’s,  “personal Philosophy”  based on modern “assertiveness theory.”

There was more presented than you see here,  but I have taken the liberty of editing it to eliminate those things that took away from his “basic assertions” to show why…In my opinion, as one human to another this can be a pzzz poor way to treat people if you’re not damned careful about it!

HAPPINESS IS GETTING WHAT YOU NEED.

EVERYONE NEEDS: Liberty, peace, health, sex, mind exercise, knowledge,
personal associations, art and creativity, character and a sense of
justice, and to be assertive (to be able to say “no” without feeling
guilty).

NO ONE NEEDS ARBITRARY POWER OVER OTHER PEOPLE – but it is normal to want it.
(I have added here a couple phrases to Mortimer Adler’s definition of happiness).

Also assertive behavior is associated with happiness

The Science of Assertiveness theory — aka folk knowledge (trial and error science)

Assertive (Leadership) behavior of humans: Builds relationships

Will the long-term affects be worse than any short-term discomfort I may feel if I am assertive in the first place?

The word “NO”, may have to be repeated over and over, as in a broken record.

An angry and loud communication can be assertive if one is expressing feelings (Using the word “I”, ( I am really god damn anger at you …)

vs. HOSTILE behavior-destroys a relationship: … You dumb ass, didn’t your mother teach you to report to work on time, etc. etc. Why, didn’t you do such and such….

If someone has a habit of saying, “Why, don’t you do such and such…” we all understand this to mean “I want you” to do such and such. There seems to be some kind of a minor taboo in our culture against people saying straight up, that they want.
On the use of the word YOU:

…the use of the word “you” is assertive when a person is acting in the role of boss, parent, or leader, for example, a law enforcer, a teacher, the chair of a meeting.

“You are expected to” (follow the rules, etc) , then every time the other person comes up with excuses, sob stories, etc, repeating this phase again and again (“You are expected to” (aka using the broken record shows the other person that you are not afraid to stand your ground and they need for them to rethink their poor behavior.

But remember being skeptically silent is assertive. Meaning if I try to get the last word.. will I get punched in the nose or some other bad result.

Speaking up in a group to speak is assertive because one is taking the “psychological space” of the whole group.

Hostile behavior: A person uses sarcasm and intimidation to get what they want. One may get what they want, but destroys the relationship afterwards.
It is easy to give up the benefits of hostile behavior when I value myself enough to avoid getting agitated over minor issues and when I am imperfect and incorrect.

Non-assertive behavior: (shy behavior) doing nothing about unpleasant situations and simply try to ignore ones feelings and desires. While it may prevent conflicts with others, one probably will wind up feeling helpless, exploited, angry, and disappointed with one’s self. Being “too shy” to do something.

For example, “I am sorry to bother you.” This is an example, of how being NICE sucks us into a non-assertive down-hill fall. vs. “I want to talk to you.” “ I need your help or I need or want to talk to you.”

or “It was nice talking to you.” (when it wasn’t and you didn’t enjoy talking to them).

Basic Assertive Rights:

1. The right to act in ways that promote my dignity and self-respect as long as others’ rights are not violated in the process.
2. The right to be treated with respect.
3. The right to say no and not feel guilty.
4. The right to experience and express feelings.
5. The right to take time to slow down and think.
6. The right to change my mind.
7. The right to ask for what I want.
8. The right to do less than I are humanly capable of doing.
9. The right to ask for information.
10. The right to make mistakes.
11. The right to feel good about myself.
Must I always assert my rights?
No, I am always free to choose not to assert myself, assuming that I am also willing to take the responsibility for whatever consequences may then occur.
” I don’t have to be assertive all the time”. Or “I don’t have to be perfect.. I have a right to make mistakes.”

Source: The Assertive Option by Patricia Jakubowski and Arthur J. Lange
and NO TRESPASSING by Barker and Barker.

REBUTTAL BY REVEREND BRUCE.

In the following I included the list of his “basic assertive rights,” again,   for clarity of presentation. If you re-read the upper portion though you will see that the whole premise is shot full of holes from the git go…..At the end of the presentation I explain how and why. ENJOY!….AND AS ALWAYS……..CHOOSE WISELY……………..TAWODI.

Basic Assertive Rights:

1. The right to act in ways that promote my dignity and self-respect as long as others’ rights are not violated in the process.
2. The right to be treated with respect.
3. The right to say no and not feel guilty.
4. The right to experience and express feelings.
5. The right to take time to slow down and think.
6. The right to change my mind.
7. The right to ask for what I want.
8. The right to do less than I are humanly capable of doing.
9. The right to ask for information.
10. The right to make mistakes.
11. The right to feel good about myself.
Must I always assert my rights?
No, I am always free to choose not to assert myself, assuming that I am also willing to take the responsibility for whatever consequences may then occur.
” I don’t have to be assertive all the time”. Or “I don’t have to be perfect.. I have a right to make mistakes.”
Source: The Assertive Option by Patricia Jakubowski and Arthur J. Lange
and NO TRESPASSING by Barker and Barker.

While I find your treatise interesting it kinda falls short in several respects. As latter day Philosophical arguments are wont to do.

I must admit that most of it will stand a simple examination sort of only at the surface of it but I will outline my exceptions and give you the WHY at the end of my post.

Assertiveness training is largely a crock and here’s why.

Basic Assertive Rights:

1. The right to act in ways that promote my dignity and self-respect as long as others’ rights are not violated in the process. [Granted; Not bad on surface examination, but there are corollaries extent, for instance; who decides the “right” of the issue? ]

2. The right to be treated with respect. [ To be treated with respect in almost any surrounding isgranted by earning it Not simply because you demand it. What makes you special?]

3. The right to say no and not feel guilty. [granted; unless it comes from risk assessment to your self…. and not to others!]]

4. The right to experience and express feelings.[Granted; You should be aware though,  your assumption here…. is that anyone CARES how you feel about the issue at hand….. Sorry about that. ]

5. The right to take time to slow down and think.[ Granted;  if time permits…but remember…. it will NOT BE…. if you do not grant that same luxury to others under your charge.]

6. The right to change my mind.[ Granted;  Only someone with an ossified mind would refute this. As long as you are willing to bear the expense, and consequences, of doing so.]

7. The right to ask for what I want. [Granted]….just don’t expect to get it.

8. The right to do less than I are ( sic)…. (am)…. humanly capable of doing. [Granted;  reciprocity being an equal granting of “the right” by you…… When you are the one who is forced to make excuses for poor production performance]

9. The right to ask for information. [Granted;  one cannot proceed very well in any endeavor without accurate information……. Be ready to say you didn’t understand what you were told though.]

10. The right to make mistakes. [Granted;  Every body does…Are you ready to stand and say…. NO EXCUSE SIR!…. If so then…. Carry on!]

11. The right to feel good about myself. [Granted;  IF you deserve to! ]

Must I always assert my rights?

No, I am always free to choose not to assert myself,  assuming that I am also willing to take the responsibility for whatever consequences may then occur. [WHAT responsibility? You didn’t offer any thing to what ever develops, did you?] Ergo: cheap cop out!

” I don’t have to be assertive all the time”. [Granted;  Because that would be a little overbearing wouldn’t it?]

Or “I don’t have to be perfect”….” I have a right to make mistakes.” [Granted;…. Asked and answered.]

Sir; please understand that my issue is not with you, but, when a piece is delivered by some one else… even if attributed to them…. and then claimed as a personal philosophy,…. well then it AIN’T very damned personal then….. IS IT?

It BEGS,  literally BEGS,  to be defeated  seriatum,  ( or, in detail.)

But for modern day philosophy, being what that is….. I would rate it at about fifty per cent….. on the conscience scale.

Be well friends…………….Rev. Bruce……………………………Tawodi

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SOCRATES, PLATO, ARISTOTLE, ROUSEAU AND…. MORALTITY

Posted by tawodi on March 25, 2012


For years I, and others, have argued that morality and more importantly, Conscience, are inextricably interlinked. In these arguments we are told that secular humanism can supply the same morals that religion does….which I and others agree with….to a degree.

In really delving into the ramifications of all these arguments though, I have always felt the pieces missing to the debate and have been unable to quantify just why.

A few months ago I stumbled on something and it is this.

Why not, as is so often done, turn their arguments back upon those who do the same to us….with such telling results, in some circumstances.

I continued to consider this and came to the conclusion that I just wanted T i t for tat, and that is no argument what-so-ever. It is specious sophistry at the very best.

Sophistry…. !!WHAM!!…. Holy Hannah!! that’s IT!

Sophistry comes from the NAME, Sophocles, another great Philosopher, do the research and then refute it using their own presentations.

How to do that honestly….honesty being of paramount importance in any debate, or argument, as the logical fallacies that are perhaps introduced by yourself, will utterly defeat your own presentation.

So first, let us begin with,

SOCRATES; He posited that the knowledge of right and wrong, is what makes us accountable for our actions. conversely, he posits that moral faults are the consequence of ignorance of the “Good”.

PLATO; Also subscribed to this as well, in as much as he surmised that whoever knows the “good”…. will do it!

This is, pointedly, the projection of their own goodness onto humanity in general, and palpably, factually and provably, FALSE.

ARISTOTLE; He posited that morality could not stem from this and pointed to another analysis in his refutation their premise and and gave his own presentation of this logical fallacy.

Aristotelian Philosophy being some what more logical in presentation, and fact, does come closer to the mark, in that he posited that this was, by simple observation, wrong As those so instructed still chose to do wrong!

He surmised that there were four basic divisions of morality and they were constructed as follows. Virtuous, restrained….unrestrained and vicious….in descending order.

VIRTUOUS; Those who do good spontaneously and happily.

RESTRAINED; Those who do good, but only after much huffing and puffing, strutting and posing. In short, internal argument with their conscience.

UNRESTRAINED; These are the ones who know what they should do but give in to their passions and weakness and do wrong, with very little conscious conflict.

VICIOUS; Those who, when confronted with a choice, will do evil with absolutely no internal conflict with conscience, felt or even experienced!

His presentation of these four “groups,” broken down as it is, and then condensed to two categories, lays itself open to defeat seriatum, because any argument from the general to the specific, fails because there are ALWAYS exceptions to the general presentation. which leads to defeat seriatum…(in detail)

Now let us examine this further.

In his presentation we can see the progression of the classes with this simple example.

Your mother calls down to you and asks you to bring her, her purse. It is to be found on the kitchen counter and her wallet is beside it. You put the wallet in it and bring it to her.
VIRTUOUS; He will go and bring her the purse with no second thoughts.

RESTRAINED; He will see the wallet and know it has money in it looks inside and, the conflict begins! How much can he get away with? Any? Some? ALL!? And around, and around, he goes until finally…. he puts the money back, puts the wallet in the purse and brings it to her.

UNRESTRAINED; the same argument ocures as above BUT! He decides to take a dollar as he surmises she will never miss just a buck for Pete’s sake! obviously consumed by his weakness and passions for personal gain at whomever’s expense.

VICIOUS; Goes gets the purse,sees the wallet, empties it throws the wallet in the garbage grinder waits a moment and brings her the purse…. wallet? WHAT wallet mom? No internal conflict here! Nope, nu uh, none!

AND NOW TA DA!!; We have good old…..

ROUSEAU; He’s the one who came up with the good old “Bon Suavage”. In this treatise he posits that it is only by association in, and with, society in general we lose our sense of “goodness”

Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is self contradictory, as it belies the FACT that it is that same society that GIVES us religion and morality concepts of the day, and time, and culture we live in!! Talk about a logical fallacy!!

When Capt. Cook was EATEN in Hawaii was that the example of Le Bon Suavage?

When James Town was wiped out, OR The people on Roanoke disappeared, another example of Le Bon Suavage? Dearborn in Illinois, Another?

Well THIS could be given as the evolutionary bon sauvage but certainly NOT the religious example of conscience.

Now let us move into the area of Religious morals and secular, humanistic moral relativism.

In religious morals, some things are always good and some things are always wrong. It is in life that the application becomes difficult, as then we have to deal with realities and the consequence to others feelings, actions, reception of our choices, and the consequences to them if what we, or they, did was illegal and now they, or us, may have to face punishment.

It is important to note here, that so far, I have not used the word “sin” or “sinful”. In my mind they are, rightfully, able to be juxtaposed, one with another at any time. I don’t like to use the word “sin” as it is a “trigger word” to many and especially Atheists…or Humanists and they stop listening, or thinking, when they hear them. For which, really, they can’t be blamed. The same way the religious react when we are called, superstitious congenital idiots!

Kinda self defeating, trying to communicate with people that way… ain’t it!?

LAW…Secular Humanism and Moral Relativism ;

Secular Humanism assumes that human beings can, with no guidance from any supreme being, create laws that will guide us the same way.

They also assume that these self same “laws” will form the “New Human Conscience” for the future. They then tell us in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THEY WILL BROOK NO OBJECTIONS TO THIS…. “TRUTH”……You can not legislate morals!!!

WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY!?!

BZZZZ…BZZZZ…..BZZZZTTT LOGICAL FALLACY… LOGICAL FALLACY…. LOGICAL FALLACY!!

If morals can not be legislated, then just what the hell are you doing????

Can you legislate a conscience? Can you legislate right and wrong feelings? Can you legislate things that are free of black and white and apply this morality where none ever have attempted to be so arrogant?? Or… been successful at before in all of human history?

In your world of “moral relativism” we know damned well what the results are! We see them every flipping day! Children murdered by their parents and others and given a pass, sometimes set free, Why? Because they, (the murderers) were found not responsible. People being murdered in our streets and those responsible are made victims, because their mom’s took away their tinker toys when they were twelve, or some other such… CRAP!

Or the ones who chop up their families with an axe and they have the excuse that they were abused! THIS is what moral relativism brings us, all this and more.

Because people are no longer struggling with their conscience…. THEY DON’T HAVE ONE!! It has been nearly legislated away….Why?…. Well ya see… it’s like this, cultural relativism teaches us that in our culture others may find our beliefs wrong…and that is so…but then we are to take into account those people in our laws and then try and craft a society from the result? GOOD LUCK! HOW’S THAT WORKIN’ FOR YA SO FAR?

O.K.  Since we have been the single most successful nation to ever grace the earth and are the ones that are always counted on to bring succor to the suffering, freedom to the oppressed, and all those other things that have been  demanded of us by the Europeans, and others, when, and where, did we become so frigging EVIL!!

I would suggest to you it began in the early sixties when the intelligentsia finally gave custody of the asylums, schools and other institutions, over to the insane…or at least the young, with skulls full of mush, who didn’t KNOW didlly squat and because they hit people in their liberal guilt, they were successful in doing so!

So inform us please, Oh Great Ones, just WHAT are we to replace a well formed fully functioning and well integrated conscience…. WITH!

Because here’s the rub…where does conscience come from? Are you going to tell me it just evolved? Well then where did it devolve.. to… in just the last thirty five years!? I mean come ON…if it evolved, then we took millions of years to do so…right? Or as we see now, some in their desparation to remove belief in some supreme being are running shows AD NAUSEUM ALL OVER TELEVISION THAT [I]ALIENS Are responsible for all our gains as human beings and our “legends of Gods”.

I see this as being more desperate than a horni sailor after closing time in a bar! You expect to bring this as your argument now!?! O.K. give it a shot….you will probably be just as successful as you have been trying to eradicate religion in the past.

Your offerings and arguments have fallen far short of the mark….just sayin’

Be well friends…..Rev. Bruce…………………………..Tawodi

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This is turning out to be a hell of a year!

Posted by tawodi on March 10, 2012


First off let me say it is good to still be here…At ALL!!  Next let me say I will NOT expand on that comment…yet!

Next,… I guess the announcment that the People of Abraham Group may be closing…. as I have neither the time or the health to continue writing there and doing what is necessary for it to carry on with no-one at the helm,  so to speak.

Now as you all know the political scene is heating up and promises to be nothing pretty to see,  as it rolls toward the next election. But, we need to change what is ocurring in this country or we won’t HAVE a country, at least as we have come to understand it, … and our selves…. as a country.

And that is all for politics now.

I have gone into full retirement from my ministry of visitation and hospice care… as I no longer have the physical resources to continue at that either.  Wow,  this is turning into a whole lot of…” I ain’t doin’ that anymore”…..but that is what has,  and IS,  happening on the personal front with me.

I will stop for now,  as this is the first time I have had the opurtunity to write here,  as well as the inclination,  since last February, as you can easily see from the article dates on the blog.

I WILL be writing more,  as there is a great deal for me to do here in the very near future,  for those who will follow in what I am doing, both in ministry and elsewhere.

That’s all for now,  take care and be well friends….God Bless you all……Rev. Bruce…….Tawodi

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2010 in review

Posted by tawodi on January 2, 2011


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 5 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 98 posts.

The busiest day of the year was February 7th with 22 views. The most popular post that day was Time to do the Mission.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were search.aol.com, search.conduit.com, student-loan-consilidation.com, theamericanmuslim.net, and thermallaminatorreview.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for questions kids ask about god, dr. david barton, religion questions for kids, ecumenical religion, and role of god.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Time to do the Mission December 2008

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What role does God play in the modern world? June 2008
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HOSPICE, WHAT IS IT? HOW DO I PROCEED ?? June 2007
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WHAT DOES ECUMENICAL REALLY MEAN ? May 2007
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Hospice care death and dying and psychological aspects of care August 2007

To all the readers of Life Religion and Family….THANK YOU!! I have been wondering about discontinuing some of my efforts in some areas….THIS WILL NOT BE ONE OF THEM!!     So once again to all of you THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!! 

Rev. Bruce………………………..Tawodi

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WOW IT’S THE END OF THE YEAR…ALMOST!!

Posted by tawodi on December 13, 2010


I come in daily and check for comments on this site, really ..I do!! Anyway I noticed today that the last time I wrote anything was August 31…BAD ME!!   BAD BAD ME!!
It seems that I have been writing every where else but here  and at the People of Abraham site….just been busy I guess…..This seems to happen every year in spite of my protestations to the contrary…it then happens again….ya know it’s tough bein’ human!

On a sad note,  my sister crossed over on October 18th this year and I went to Illinois for her interment and to be with family.
Before that being with my daughter has occupied a greater deal of my time than before,  but I treasure that because as a dad, I didn’t have the chance to do that with my older children, I had to work much harder then to support them and their mother….it was a different world as most of you know.

I don’t have many plans for this year and make no apology for not doing the blog radio show as there wasn’t much interest shown toward the end of the run so to speak….I may do it again but I need to recharge.

I must confess failing health has curtailed a great deal of my activities….not complaining…. as some know… this gettin’ old crap, ain’t for wimps!!

So to close for now…. I guess I’ll do what I can, when I can,  and be satisfied with that.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you and a Happy New Year as well….. may you all be prosperous in this coming season and fare well in all your endeavors.

Rev. Bruce….Tawodi

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The Clergy Letter Project

Posted by tawodi on June 29, 2010


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Several years ago I joined a group effort to bring forward the Clergy letter Project. This is an effort by many around the U.S. and the world to educate people that the conflict between religion and Science need not exist.

Each has it’s place in the human drama and the two disciplines need not conflict with each other. In fact they can, in many instances, compliment each other in the human quest to understand ourselves and the human story.

I have assembled a sort of discussion course, kind of a seminar, that points to the acceptance of ideas rather than the rejection of them out of hand, as being mutually exclusive.

Science doe not reject anything out of hand, as to do so limits investigation into unknown, or unseen, possibilities that become visible with the passage of time and the increasing body of knowledge that time bestows on human beings as it passes.

Religion on the other hand denies the possibilities of new understandings by it’s very make up, as being the “word of God”

Which of course begs the question….”is it really??”

Now this will upset lo, even enrage some out there, but the Bible or The Qu’ran is written by men, not God!

As faithfull as they were in their attempts to bring us what God said, it still had to pass through the filters of men’s minds who were subject to the understandings of the times and culture with in which they lived!

As such, we now many thousands of years removed in time, must try and understand that, which in many cases bears little, or NO, resemblance to the way we live now.

We can see this in the way that God Himself is presented to us in the Old and then the New Testaments.

We can see it in the Qu’ran and the difference between it and the Hadiths which are a compilation of the understandings by which the practitioners of Islam see and practice their religion. The Hadith by the way, in many cases, directly contradicts the Qu’ran.

Too many times we deflect or outright reject common sense when dealing with each other and religion. Also we reject science as a threat to religion, which it is not! It can and should, augment our understandings of God and the world .

To give an example, we look at the story of creation. Science postulates the “big bang”. Religion says at first there was darkness and the Lord said let there be light and there WAS light and the Lord saw that it was good.

QUERY; Were you THERE?? No you were not,  niether was anyone else!! Both disciplines tell us that, they do NOT explain why do they? As we have progressed we have come to different understandings of the world. BUT!! Are those understandings correct and why must we reject entire huge segments of humans who believe one way or the other? What does it hurt to say, “well nobody knows.”  Because indeed, nobody DOES!!

Then we progress to the story of man’s formation in the Garden of Eden.

We see the elements used to create the first man and woman. Scientists tell us it occured somewhat differently but although the progression may have been different it was essentially the same process! Now if you were instructing stone age,  early bronze age man,  in what you wanted him to do and how to live, what would you tell him? Don’t forget culture and limits of understanding!!

We now progress to Cain and Able and here is where it REALLY gets interesting!

Cain kills Able we all know the story and is terrified that when God Sends him into the wilderness he will be killed. Roughly paraphrased,  When the people see who I am, they will kill me for my brother’s death…WAIT A MINUTE HERE!! WHAT people!!?? God then says “I will put a mark on you and they who would harm you will be cursed.” WHAT ‘THEY”?? WHO will be cursed?? We’re in the Garden of eden …right? There isn’t any body else!! Oh really??? And, Cain is sent forth and travels to the land of Nod……Where the devil is NOD!! And there he takes a wife…WHAT!!?? Who is she??? Where did she come from!!?? And he and his people become the builders of cities….!!!!!! What people, what cities!!!??

Kinda sorta makes ya wonder don’t it?? Why all these contradictions…or are they really? Can anyone seriously think that men as they wrote and copied these passages never asked these questions? Of course they did! But they dared not change a word and believed that true understanding was to be found in the words contained in the stories. AND, indeed they are, but the story is allegory and THAT is the part that the teologians don’t explain to you when you are kids!

The Bible is at least 4300 years old and has within it stories that in many cases are  allegory in other words to contain the true meaning within it,  not necessarily the factual basis,  but the parts God wants you to understand!

I have spent over fifty years doing this and many people have gained an insight and peace from knowing God and the world of man that is reconciled and complete for them.  They HAVE a relationship with God that is fruitful and unquestioned. Proven in it’s entirity and blessed with their knowledge of the real world that God has provided us all with.

As science has progressed we have gained a working knowledge of how the “natural laws” work.  Something we have brought forward to the miracles of modern existence we are blessed with today. Too many when hearing the words natures laws bristle at them, They are God’s laws they exclaim!!  Well of course they are, God made nature didn’t HE!!!

Do you see what I mean? How easy it is to rise up in righteous indignation at what is really….. simple truth?

It is critically important to realize that they do not exclude God they help explain Him!! And, how His world works and our place in it as never before realised by humankind.

We see our place as the husbandmen of the planet today as never before with our increasing understanding of our responsibilties as human beings, to care for the place the way we were commanded to do so long ago.

With the blessings, as well as the curses of the modern world we MUST integrate all this knowledge and use it to reach forward into a future or be doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past with destructive energies  now at our command that can, and perhaps will, destroy us all.

The knowledge of God is critical and the knowledge of science is critical, to accomplish all this…it can no longer be denied.

Rev. Bruce Holzrichter Sr.

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How much more of this poison do we need to hear??

Posted by tawodi on May 12, 2009


The following is from Christians United For Israel’s blog and news letter, which I receive weekly I thought it time to bring some of this here so you can see what you may not be aware of, that is in the world.

Mind you this was at a meeting of held under U.N. auspices.   Is it time for some hard thinking vis a vis our relations with them and others??

Rev. Bruce

Author David Broder from his blog;

Last week, the day before Holocaust Remembrance Day, Iran’s President Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations anti-racism conference in Geneva.  Here, he did a great favor for all who love Israel — he was honest.  He allowed his virulent hate for Israel and his bizarre anti-Semitic conspiracy theories to flow from his tongue largely unfiltered.  It was an ugly performance. 
 
The delegates from most European nations walked out on Ahmadinejad’s speech.  Even the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, was moved to criticism.  Most other delegates, of course, remained in their seats.  Many cheered. 
 
But Ahmadinejad is rarely so honest.  And he is rarely so helpful.  It is what this man does in the shadows — not what he says in public — that is most dangerous.  And what he does in the dark typically gets far less attention.    
 
In a little-noted development last week, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, citing an Egyptian source, reported that unidentified warships torpedoed an Iranian cargo ship off the coast of Sudan.  The Iranian ship was reported to be laden with weapons bound for the Gaza Strip.  The warship is believed to have been Israeli
 
In January, there were numerous reports that unidentified warplanes attacked a convoy of trucks passing through the Sudanese desert.  The trucks were reported to be filled with Iranian arms bound for Gaza.  Well-placed sources have confirmed that the planes belonged to Israel.   

Israeli observers believe that this arms convoy contained Iranian Fajr rockets.  Such rockets — with a range of 70 kilometers — would give Hamas the ability to strike the heart of Tel Aviv. 
 
Looming large behind all of these efforts against Israel, of course, is Iran’s nuclear program.  Iran continues to enrich uranium in contravention of United Nations resolutions.  In February, United Nations officials acknowledged that Iran now has enough enriched uranium for an atomic weapon. 
 
Which leads us to one final news item from last week.  In hearings before Congress, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton warned that the US is laying the groundwork for “crippling sanctions” against Iran if diplomacy fails to stop its nuclear program.  This is a certainly a positive development.  Offering Mr. Ahmadinejad carrots without a stick in sight was unlikely to elicit much of a response. 
 
The Iranian threat is not going away.  And walking out on Ahmadinejad’s speeches — while important and deeply appreciated — does nothing to stop his steady, daily, determined actions to confront Israel.  Offering negotiations — while quite possibly a good way to build greater international support — must not be allowed to turn into yet another opportunity for Ahmadinejad to delay and stall.  It is time for the world to graduate from gestures to actions. 
 
Iran has proven itself able to talk and act at the same time.  The Israelis, too, are acting with constant vigilance to keep Iran from arming its proxies on Israel’s border.  There is no reason why we should not act as well.  There is indeed a time for “crippling sanctions” against Iran.  That time is now.  

 These are dangerousd times and we ALL of us owe Mr David Broder and Reverend Hagee our thanks for bringing these things to our attention when so many will not, especially our main stream media.

Rev. Bruce Holzrichter Sr……………………….Tawodi

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A conversation in progress with a Chaplain friend

Posted by tawodi on April 2, 2009


I made a post on another forum and thought it might make for interesting reading here;  The beginning premise of the questions are,   prevenient grace from God.

O.K.

The accusation of not being able to be objective wears a little thin with me and here’s why. For most of my life you could have called me an agnostic at best.

I studied, compared, analysed, debated, argued, fussed, fumed and finally said, the hell with it all, at about the age of thirty two.

Then came Jan 8th 1983….ah crap!!! talked to my counsellor I was seeing at the time, told him what happened and finally said to myself, O.K. fool, now you know what a nervous breakdown feels like!! And got on with it….that’s the way I am, for a whole host of reasons, quit B***chin and GET ON WITH IT!!!

I Kept reading though, checkin’ things out, still wouldn’t fully commit to ministry, though I did attend church sporadically from 1991 on and did work as a lay speaker and things.

2002 June, Bang!!! Slam!!! Dunk!!! Alright why me, and moreover, why NOT me?? Started REALLY checking things out and found out something….there have been literally hundreds of times when things that I did, made no sense what-so-ever for the person I was at the time, but they all each and every one of them turned out good and sometimes with totally unforseen outcomes that were NEVER seen that way before by me till I sought the answers.

And man, did I get some flipping answers!!!

Now, I don’t ask a single person to accept, or believe, the reality that I have found, because they have to find it on their own….but it is real, it is proven, and I live it every day and will till I die!!

AND!!! It was REASON that brought me here!!

So make of it what you will, I will not argue it, I will not defend it, it needs no defense, I’m not selling it to you, if you want it, it’s free!! Take it or leave it…your choice…..

Choose wisely….T

And, immediately followed that with this for others who participated.

Alright fellas I needed to say the forgoing first, because there’s more!!

The above is about me, and me alone. Others have had similar experiences and feel as I do. Some are not as erudite as I, so be it. Some are much more so….so be it.

There are others though, that have NOT done the work I and others have done. They listen to others tell them things and parrot those things as gospel and fall into large dark places and bring others with them. I don’t argue that point with you, or anybody else, because it is true.

Extremeism is ugly, destructive and deadly, as we all know and it is destructive in ways that are not violent but destroy the person, not the place, on personal levels not seen with the eye, in families, in society and in the world in general.

All of you also know I’m not afraid to call a spade a spade and point out along with you, those times when it needs doing, and I do more than just point fingers, as you all know as well.

But to stop the destruction, stop the violence, and stop the devision, you guys of no religious systems and I, are in my mind, allies and brothers in arms, as we once were, for real, in the world. I take pride in seeking justice with you in those times when it is hard to find, or simply overlooked because of biases that some possess and can not see beyond.

So, stick that in your hooka and smoke it!!

Angel/Devil T

And then my friend asked the following question;

Bruce…

Did you ever wonder why we only see the real prevenience when looking back. Sometimes over many years and in many situations, but always when looking back. Just some thoughts…
Be well…
CJ

And, the answer was………

Yeah C.J., I have wondered that, and don’t any longer.

What has to transpire, is the loss of surity of, “self”.

Some thing, or series of some things, must occur to rattle you down to your very core and force you to ask questions of your self, that are too frightening to ask under normal circumstances, or the need simply never arises within you to ask them.

That something does NOT have to be life threatening, destructive, or simply uncomfortable. It must motivate you, to do the work, to see who you REALLY are though.

You must be willing to stand naked in front of the mirror of your mind, SEEING the scars and how you got them, the pimples, the warts, ALL of it, and take each answer as it comes, honestly, no matter how disparageing to your self image it may be, no matter how painful the truth is, and incorporating it into who, and WHAT, you truly are.

I have learned, that very damned few of us will do that.

I learned it by the time I was twenty, I never could stand the illusions that people try to foist off on me, and could not stand excuse making on my part either. This has caused untold misery for me in my life, because if you have no illusions about yourself, others see that, and they understand that you will not tolerate theirs, about themselves. This is enemy making 101 in the social hierarchy that we have created in the world today. Perhaps it always was, I don’t know.

I mostly kept to myself, even when participating in so many different things, throughout my life.

The short answer to your question is, we always credit ourselves with too much, when citing our accomplishments, forgetting family, friends, co-workers, and too many others, that are forgotten along the way, that we learned from, took advantage of, or simply observed and copied, to achieve whatever it was, we have achieved.

Never mind giving credit to God, for the very life we enjoy!!!

I sincerely believe, that when people see how little it is, that they truly “control”, it is of a power to drop most to their knees!!! It scares the average person to their core, to realise the helplessness that each of us truly labors under, when we tout ourselves so highly, unthinkingly!!

Then when you see, as I have, the indomitable courage of the aged to face life on it’s own terms as the end come rushing toward them, it is the most humbling thing to endure as you witness it.

The posturing of the politicians, and the power that people ascribe to them, to control their existence is laughable. When you KNOW the truth about life. The atheists have, by and large, bestowed the fealty that you and I feel toward God, to men, politics, and themselves. It would be sad, if it wasn’t so futile and empty, becuase of it’s predictable futility.

Politics is the new religion of the twenty first century. It’s too bad that it is already showing itself threadbare and worn, as the politics through the ages, have shown them selves to be.

CLUE; the oldest continuous writings we have, are found in the Bible and almost EVERYBODY misses the point!!!

This is the story of human kind!! NOT how it was formed. NOT who God is. NOT what God wants!! BUT, the stories of HUMAN BEINGS and how they interacted with each other, and the things they SHOULD have learned about God, and didn’t, along the way. The stories always have a human protagonist don’t they? There’s a reason for that, the POINT, is how the HUMAN responded, NOT God!! God is consistant, even predictable, while through out the Bible man is not!! All the variables, the foibles, the frailty, the dishonesty, the thieving, murderous nature of us all, is exposed for all to see, and people concentrate on God when they ought to be examining themselves!! THAT is the point!! Self examinination and THEN, apply the lessons learned in the BOOK!

So, all in all, that is why we don’t see it, till we look back!!

T

As you can see there is some stuff here to think about that is of a personal nature for us all, as I said choose wisely!!

Rev. Bruce…………………………………….Tawodi

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Old things, New things, Different things

Posted by tawodi on February 17, 2009


I have been ill for the last three months on and off,  that is why,  with apologies,  I have not written much at all. Quite frankly I wasn’t sure if I would be able to keep going at all but things are,  for now,  improving.

As most of you, we are also girding our loins for the future,  which is any thing but clear for all of us. In as much as the financial institutions of the country and much of the world have been gutted, by the people and politicians who were in charge of,  and also supposed to protect them,  and us. 

So,  like everybody else,  I have been watching carefully the turn of events and praying for a good outcome….we will see.

O.K. now for something new. For some time I have been in touch with a man who is in India conducting a ministry of support for 15 local villages and their people.  Most of what he has been doing is teaching people how to create small truck gardens to help feed their families by growing vegatables and such. In that area,  a small patch the size of the average living room here in the U.S. can provide almost all the needs of a small family,  year-round with careful tending. Also,  his helpers and he,  have been teaching reading and simple math skills and other things to the children, as the government is almost totally absent from this area and does not provide these vital steps up for it’s people.

They are located in Andrha Pradesh in Orissa state and some of you may be aware that,  that area of India has been the victim of outbreaks of anti Christian violence over the last few years. There is a great deal of inter-religious strife, ignorance and violence because the local shamans see Christianity as a threat to the social structure, such as it is.

This man,  Pastor Cornelius Sikala by name,  has helpers who conduct with him this life saving and enriching work in 15 villages in the local area. And they need,  rather desparately,  the help that some may be able to give.

I have checked very carefully and these are ligitimate people and activities, so I am throwing whatever I can for support their way and reaching out to all everywhere for help for them.

You can reach them at the following e-mail address  graceministries177@gmail.com  once you have contacted him he will give you all his bank particulars so you can check him out and then send whatever help you can.

This is the first time I have done this and is a new thing for Tree of The Mustard Seed Ministries, as we also operate solely on a no fee and no compensation basis ourselves, to provide the care we do.

I am going to up load a few pictures of their work at Grace Ministries for you to see here. Pastor Sikala has sent me dozens of pictures.

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Immediatly above is Pastor Sikala,  above that are pictures of his congregants gathering clothes,   food and tools for the villages they serve. Please help these people all you can,  ANYTHING you send will help.

Blessings on you all,  here’s hoping I can continue……Rev. Bruce………………………Tawodi

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