One word about Paris

One word is sufficient for the 100 plus spineless murders on November 13, 2015.

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Bastards.

That’s right, spoken clearly in the English tongue and in the true meaning of the word.

Illegitimate children masquerading as disciples of light. Bastards. And to you who will somehow equate these senseless killings with Christianity, save your breath lest you be embarrassed. Bastards.

Here is the rotten fruit of people in 2015 running unsent by the Lord of heaven, deceiving, pillaging, and killing  for no other reason than to  promote the religion of peace, oops, I mean ‘the religion of death.’  Details still coming in, but gunned down in a Paris theatre like metal ducks in a gallery, and from other places, 65 people, no 100, no 118, at last count there are 160 dead, and this will no doubt  go up.

Bastards.

So then by their fruits ye shall know them. Yeah, real good fruit here, makes you warm and fuzzy, and the kind of fruit you want to share with your neighbors. Yeah, uh huh.

Bastards. And the simpletons in the U.S. have a problem with good people being armed. ‘Why do you need such high powered arms?’ is the lame excuse. To slow down bastards like this; perhaps we have no clue as to how many lives have been spared or attempted assaults that have not even begun because of good people legally and necessarily equipped!

But don’t you dare assume these killers had anything to do with Islam. Nooooooo. Watch the media quietly hide this from their narrative.

Bastards. Illegitimate children of a lousy father. Hearts go out to the families of the deceased.

(p.s. I am well aware of the grace of God in that all men are reachable; after all, are not all men bastards if left to themselves?)

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86 Responses to One word about Paris

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Hey ColorStorm

    This post has been on my mind since I read it. Bastards. The illegitimate children of the Evil One. huh? Sounds harsh, but aren’t we all either the children of God, or the children of the devil. In some ways none of us were different than the particular bastards, just in the lengths to how far we take our evil. And…any of us can to to any length in the right situation.

    Nothing can change these hearts but the love of Jesus. Personally, I’d like to blow the lot of them away, but then…..the love of Jesus comes to mind. As much as I would like to blow a few up, I think my Heavenly Father would like me to tell one or two about Jesus.Nothing can change, or will ever change without that.

    Here in our town, we have a Pakistani fellow runs the convenience store. Nice guy. Muslim of course. People look at him quite sideways, and understandably so I suppose. I try to drop in and buy something there a few times a week. He gets an invite to church every time, too. Asked him once what he believed. He said, “I am a Muslim.” I said..no…I asked what you believe. No answer on that one. I pray often that one day I will hear the door creak and turn around and see him looking for a seat.

    Just my thoughts Brother.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      A bit ago W, I added a ps so others would get the ‘bigger picture,’ and it appears you agree.

      That hardness of heart kind of thing coupled with fanaticism of the ‘bent’ kind, cloaked under religious pretense, is a difficult egg to crack.

      But with God of course, all things are possible.

      Good point about what a person believes; sets the narrative for a life, as things tend to get filtered through bias.

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    • Tricia says:

      Hey Wally that is so interesting to me that your phrasing of “what do you believe” as opposed to what is your religion. It’s true of all of us, right? Whether you are Muslim, Christian, Atheist or Unicornist (made that one u, you get the gist), do you actually question that position and match it up to your values and truth? Or do you just accept a label that’s been assigned to you without thinking. Too many I think follow the latter.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        I would like that comment, Tricia, but Colorstorm has denied me use of the “Like” button, so – LIKE!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Well you would be pleased to know that I also deny myself the usage of the ‘five sighs’ button, which would come in handy right about…………..now.

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        • Tricia says:

          I was not aware it was possible to even do that but good for CS! 😉

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I’m not aware of it either T, much to the chagrin and false charges leveled……

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          No false charges involved, CS – when you do whatever it is you do to put my comments on permanent moderation until you release them, it also disables the ‘Like’ button for me – you may not even be aware that that’s how it works.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          No artchx, you have on numerous occasions made accusations that I INTENTIONALLY (with aforethought or malice) un-like your stuff.

          I stand bare before the world saying that is a false charge. Now then, you have other comments here that are irrelevant because you are crying that ‘there is no evidence of God………….’

          Please stop it. Steering the ship off course? Uh, helllloooo.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          You are sure Colorstorm can do that? Could you provide a reference? Since spammers use the like button, I would be happy to have some control over it.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Hey Tricia. Yes! That is exactly the point. This fellow has been in this country forever. He is a legitimate citizen and has been for years. And look, I am pretty certain that in these parts he doesn’t go to the local Mosque for worship. He is simply a cultural Muslim. I just left it at that, as it seemed to flummox him a little bit to tell the truth. But, I will keep on dropping by and visiting.

        Ha..if he shows up some day, then thing will get really, really interesting, and I suspect we as a church might discover just what kind of Christians we are or are not.

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        • Tricia says:

          Oh Wally you must blog about this if he does show up!

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Oh..I would! But the odds seem low at this point. But, then again, I am not in charge of that, now am I?

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        • Tricia says:

          Very true Wally!

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I just left it at that, as it seemed to flummox him a little bit to tell the truth.” – I suspect it did, Wally – he was likely torn between telling you to mind your own business and keeping you as a customer.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Wow arch…I bet the burden of knowing the exact motivation and thoughts of every person on the planet must wear you out. No, arch, we actually get along rather grandly to tell the truth. Because, contrary to your image of Christians I am not waggling a bony finger in his face and telling him he is going to Hell in a hand basket. He is clear about where I stand, and I understand where he stands. Odd. We manage to have a civil relationship despite that. Want to know how that is possible? Easy, we look at the person we are speaking to, and not the stereotype we have of that person based on the actions of others. Try it sometime, you might find it useful.

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    • theancients says:

      “Personally, I’d like to blow the lot of them away, but then…..the love of Jesus comes to mind.”
      I think most if not all share this sentiment. Thank God for His abiding agape Love, because it is truly only His love that constrains us!

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Yes friend, and good thing He shot me with a extra strength dose, because even then it doesn’t work sometimes. Know what I mean?

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      • Citizen Tom says:

        We actually have restricted our war against the Muslims in the Middle East quite a bit. Consider the Israeli responses to the rocket launchings out of the Gaza strip. In the not too distant past, how would people have responded? Once they ran out of patience, they would have firebombed the place.

        Our fathers actually did such things to the Germans and the Japanese during WWII. We destroyed entire cities with bombs designed to create a firestorm. As a city burned, temperatures within some of the buildings reached a couple of thousand degrees. We can only guess how many died.

        The nukes we used on Japan. In many ways dropping those bombs was merciful. The nukes told the Japanese the war was over. Surrender or die. As absurd as it sounds, the firestorms were not enough.

        In the Gaza strip, however, if Israelis were to do it, and the United States were to support it, very few would survive a modern firestorm. Modern bombers and munitions would leave little to chance.

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  2. Colorstorm! Such language!

    J/k. I am far less unnerved by the use of that word, than I am by the reaction overall which assumes that the official narrative of “Oh no, look, more nasty Muslim terrorists” must even be the whole story…

    I mean, do you guys really not see the constant adherence to the same script, from every single incident to the next? Big crazy bloody massacre in Paris = French in an uproar = France now will be the next to go blazing into Syria to attack Assad, err, I mean “ISIS”…

    And why change the playbook if it continues working so well? After all, big crazy bloody massacre in NYC, Pentagon etc, and America went blindly charging in…

    But there weren’t any “Muslim terrorists” responsible for that one in the end, so perhaps we should be a tad cautious before we’re so certain who the “bastards” are this time too…

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Hey long time no see.

      Like I told Wally (truth is stranger right?) the added ps sets the context just to be fair, but if a hundred Boy Scouts would have done this, they would be bastards as well.

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      • Yeah, I saw the p.s., but can’t say it really helped me get enough context to determine if the bastards actually ARE “boy scouts”, or if the bastards are (quote…) “rotten fruit of people in 2015 running unsent by the Lord of heaven, deceiving, pillaging, and killing for no other reason than to promote the religion of peace, oops, I mean ‘the religion of death.’

        Cuz it kinda makes a bit of difference, no? If the former, we go blazing into a Boy Scout Camp and obliterate all those murderous Boy Scout bastards. If the latter, we launch yet more scorched-earth offenses into Middle Eastern countries, killing plenty more of the “ripe fruit”, along with the “rotten”.

        (it’s rather difficult to reach men with the message of the Grace of God after you’ve already hit em with a drone strike….)

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Hey Daring

          Look, I am the guy who just said hearts can be changed only by the grace and love of Jesus Christ. And get this…I may have been the only person south of the Mason Dixon line who said back a few years ago, that our invasion of Iraq was probably ill considered.

          But, you are deluding yourself if you think what is going on with Isis and the current explosion of terrorist activity is not tied to the beliefs professed by these people. And furthermore, all the grace of God in the world doesn’t dictate that we stand idly by and watch people get butchered.

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        • I never said it wasn’t “tied to the beliefs” of Muslims. In fact, I’d totally AGREE that it is INTENTIONALLY being tied to the Muslims and their beliefs!

          Just because we all fully realize that Islam is a Satanic deception, and has been rife with violence since it began, shouldn’t blind us from seeing that this is PRECISELY the fact which is being exploited by the West itself.

          You have to be able to look and see that all this baloney about “ISIS” is designed to get the West into their next designated targets, (Syria, Iran…) just like “Al Queda” was created to give a premise to go into Afghanistan and Iraq.

          Wake up and smell the CIA-funded Jihad guys…

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Coffee…sounds like a good idea about now.

          Peace to ya

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It doesn’t really matter then does it DtL; these are bad apples regardless whose team they are on.

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        • If it really doesn’t matter, then why the need to add the clarifier of “deceiving, pillaging, and killing for no other reason than to promote the religion of peace, oops, I mean ‘the religion of death…”?

          Come on dude… Don’t be coy and try and say “it really doesn’t matter”, etc… when you and I both know dang well that it DOES matter, a whole lot, if things like 9/11 was really carried out by Muslims with “boxcutter knives”, or by people within the government itself.

          It MATTERS, whether or not characters like “Jihadi John”, are real genuine terrorist, or creations of the CIA designed to sucker the West into even more senseless, unjustified war.

          It matters if tomorrow France starts sending military into Syria. Especially if all those people lying dead and wounded around Paris right now, weren’t actually killed by anyone who is actually a Muslim at all…….

          It matters…

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Dtl-
          Don’t discount eyewitnesses.

          You really do not have to look for a conspiracy behind every shrub though.

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      @Daring to look…

      Conspiracy against Muslims? That’s laughable. We are inviting hundreds of thousands of them into our country, and Europe has allowed itself to be overrun by them.

      There are conspiracies. However, these conspiracies are not much of a secret. We conspire against ourselves. Instead of just do work that needs to be done, too many Americans are trying to steal cent they can out of the Federal treasury. Such plain, ordinary greed is wrecking our country.

      We don’t need to fear outsiders nearly as much as we need to fear our own sinfulness.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Awesome last sentence. Tkx for it.

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      • Tommy…. I never said it was a “conspiracy against Muslims”, and I wasn’t insinuating that we need to fear anyone besides God, and especially not “outsiders”.

        Did you not see my earlier comment re: 9/11? I suppose I could agree in that as a conspiracy, the false flag attacks which occurred on that day are really no longer a “secret”, in that countless millions of people around the world today see it for exactly what it was, (and thus, are able to see the majority of the other “Muslim terror attacks” which have followed in it’s wake for what they are as well…)

        So, true, it’s not that these things are such a “secret”, it’s simply that most people still don’t bother to look into them for themselves, or dare to question the official narrative for fear of being labeled something negative by society…

        If “Americans trying to steal every cent they can our of the Federal treasury” was really our biggest concern, then my goodness, I would dance a jig in celebration. (If only there actually WAS an “Federal treasury” left to steal FROM! Ever heard of the Federal Reserve and fiat currency…?)

        Yes, it does pretty much boil down to “our own sinfulness”, but this doesn’t mean that the picture is actually much darker, and more deceptive, than most people (particularly in Patriotism-infused America) are willing to ever imagine…

        https://weseeasthroughaglassdarkly.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/qui-sont-les-vrais-salauds/

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Yessss, but you see through the dark glass. You know the truth.
          🙄

          If 9/11 was a false flag operation, then Muslims were the victims, the primary intended target. But you know the truth, whatever it might be.

          You might want to reconsider the value of overblown pride. In addition to insulting the good work of a lot of decent people, you are just chasing yourself down rabbit holes.

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        • (guess I should have read this comment first, oh well…)

          “If 9/11 was a false flag operation, then Muslims were the victims, the primary intended target…”

          On a certain level, yes, on a grander scale? We’re ALL the “primary intended target”.

          Did the “patriot act” only affect Muslims in the Middle East, or did it apply to all of us here, in the “homeland”….?

          Who am I “insulting”, actually? The military? I’m not. “Overblown pride”? Possible, but then even if I was guilty of “overblown pride”, would that in itself discredit the claims I am making?

          I’m no “genius” or anything, I didn’t figure anything out on my own! The Bible, more than any other source, is what actually shines the most light on all of these things, and beyond that, there is the work of thousands of other people out there, who have investigated these issues far more deeply than I ever could. I simply followed the trails forged by those before me. I simply bothered to look at the massive amount of work that others did, so I didn’t have to.

          But honestly? Who do you think might actually be more guilty of being blinded by their own pride….

          The people who are actually willing to question the things stated as fact in the media, by the government, by the military, etc., or the people whose patriotic fervor and Nationalistic identity (both of which have been constantly been drilled into our heads since birth) prevents them from ever questioning ANYTHING that comes through the mouth of good ol’ “Uncle Sam”…?

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @Daring to look…

          Your moniker is what it is, presumptuous.

          History tells that when a certain building caught fire, the Reichstag building, Hitler and his Nazis blamed it on the Communists. Then they used that as an excuse to increase state power. So it does not take a genius to suspect such things and evaluate the evidence. Therefore, lots of people did. Hence, I think you are chasing yourself down rabbit holes, and I have little interest in debating you.

          Do I have much respect for our leaders? No. They are only human. Some of them are honorable, but too many have succumbed to the temptations of power. To a large extent, that is because we have not done a good job of picking these people and holding them accountable. Nevertheless, we have not yet let them get away with the sort of crap you suggest.

          In the years preceding and following 2001, we have had ample evidence of Islamic terrorism. We have also had too many of our own people killed and wounded fighting it. If the buddies of those people suspected what you claim, I hate to be in the shoes of our leaders. When our soldiers come home from a war zone, they still know how to use a rifle, and they know where to find one.

          All the current scare over Islamic terrorism has accomplished is to induce the People to hold on more tightly to their guns and their liberty. No sane American has much confidence in the ability of our leaders to protect us. Because we elected them and we know why we voted for them, we know better. We know too many of them are scoundrels.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          DtL-

          Tommy? C’mon friend. Some may suggest that’s not a good way to win friends and influence people. just sayin.

          Maybe I’m wrong though.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Maybe I’m wrong though.” – Would that be again, or still?

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        • I admit that was unabashedly flippant. I suppose I convinced myself it wasn’t out of line considering the context of it being in an article condemning the latest “bastards” who need to be “war-on-terrored”…

          It was a rather childish move though, and I apologize. My frustration is no excuse, I know.

          But honestly, I don’t know what else to say to fellow bloggers, Christians, like all you guys, anymore, other than to continue begging and pleading to “please, please, PLEASE… Go back and just look at ‘Building 7’, on September 11…”

          That is where the rubber really meets the road. That is where a picture is truly worth a thousand words, and might possibly help to begin to explain to you friends WHY these notions of believing that there might be much more to the story than just another round of “Islam-inspired terror attacks”…

          It’s not “secret information”. You don’t have to spend months of your lives mulling around sketchy online conspiracy forums and such! Everyone of you sitting in front of a computer can pull up footage of Building 7 in a matter of seconds, if only you choose to do so.

          so, yeah, I realize I was being kind of a smartass, but c’mon! Will YOU “dare to look”, or will you just keep turning the other way, whilst continuing to chime in on these events (which will only continue..) and chalking it all up to the usual explanations and narratives…?

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    It’s a shame Vin that we even have to write about this, or reblog, but tkx for the heads up.

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  4. Salvageable says:

    Thank you for what you wrote, but especially for the last words. Augustine wrote about the two cities, noting that every Christian has a dual citizenship. We are loyal to a heavenly King but also to an earthly government. Our King sends us as ambassadors of peace, bringing the Gospel into a violent and evil world, bringing healing to all the victims of sin, yes, even to the worst of sinners. But human government bears a sword to protect the upright and punish the wrongdoer. If human governments will not search out the violent and destructive people in our midst and do their best to limit the damage those people cause, those governments are not doing their God-given job. If Christians are not prepared to share the Gospel with all nations, knowing that the cross of Christ is more powerful than even the worst of crimes, then we are not doing our job. I pray for our government and for our soldiers, and I pray that the Father’s Kingdom will come to all people. J.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yep, we are ‘salvageable,’ but not to be doormats. You bring up good points, tkx.

      It is perfectly fine to express anger, yet sin not. Should we immediately lop off the heads of the killers? Nope, that would be unrighteous anger.

      Should we ignore the killers? Nope, that would be stupid, lawless, and an affront to ‘punish the wrongdoer’ as you said.

      We can rightfully express anger by pulling a trigger when a perpetrator is ready to kill our spouse. We can defend what God has entrusted us. But we do not have to pack a lunch and say ‘have a nice day’ to someone who just massacred a family.

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      • Salvageable says:

        Dual citizenship is hard to handle. The same “we” that form and support a government for our protection is the “we” who love our neighbors and pray for those who persecute us. We share God’s wrath at sin–yes, and at the sinner too–and we call for justice in this world. At the same time, we rejoice that God’s justice for us is tempered by his grace and mercy and conquered by the power of the cross. J.

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      Gods don’t kill people. People with gods kill people.
      — David Viaene —

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      • ColorStorm says:

        @arch

        Here I’ll fix it for you since you are having eye trouble:

        Today, people with devious and crooked hearts kill to satiate their pride.

        The thief steals the lives of others. God is blameless, but as usual, people blame him for the actions of devils.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Hey Arch…got a question I have been meaning to ask you for a while

        Why do you support the murder of all religious people, intellectuals, doctors, lawyers, and teachers. And also why do you support the closure of all businesses and the forcible evacuation of all city dwellers to the country so that they can starve to death?

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I never said I did, Wally – you’ve been eating those mushrooms again, haven’t you?

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Oh…I must have gotten confused. See, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge believed all of those things. Hey, they were atheists. You are atheist. I just assumed if they were all for that, that you must be too.

          Ooops….my bad. That danged broad brush got me all misdirected. I apologize for my confusion.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Nice piece of sarcasm there brother; spot on.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Ah – so in your mind, Catholics, Pentecostals and Mormons all believe alike –?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Try to focus on the word ‘bastards,’ in Paris. Others are astute to see when some try to steer a ship off course.

          There are a whole lotta good captains in these waters………..

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Others are astute to see when some try to steer a ship off course.” – Uh, excuse me? Just responding on Wally’s accusation that I “support the murder of all religious people, intellectuals, doctors, lawyers, and teachers [and] the closure of all businesses and the forcible evacuation of all city dwellers to the country so that they can starve to death” – you don’t see that as steering your little ship offcourse? I didn’t hear a word of admonishment, in fact, I believe your response was, “Nice piece of sarcasm there brother; spot on.” Sooo – two sets of rules, huh?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Follow the comments. You have no claim.

          Can you ever adjudicate based on relevance? Uh, Paris. Uh killers. Uh, there were not Christians doing the killing. Case closed.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          They were religious people – my point exactly. You believe they follow a false religion – they believe that you do. I believe you ALL do. “Case closed.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          @arch-

          Once more, your narrow-minded view is clouding your vision.

          YOU are religious! YOU are ardently zealous of your non belief. YOU are proud of the fact that you can say ‘there is no God…………’ YOU may be more religious than christians.

          Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Then again, TRUE religion, as defined by God, is ‘to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction………..’ would that I were religious, would that I were truly ardent for such benevolence.

          Bye now.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          religion |riˈlijən|
          noun
          the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods

          No such belief – not religious. “Case Closed”

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Ahem, according to Wiki:

          —-A religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence—-

          YOU are religious about your zeal of atheism, as contained in the promotion and defense of your world view. Face it. Own it. Sadly enjoy it.

          See ya.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Arch, my mind is not the issue here, Quit misdrecting this since you have been caught with your drawers down. YOU paint all religion with the same broad brush. ISIS kills in the name of “religion”, therefore Christians must also be murdering psychopaths. My point was made and my point stands.

          Your attempts to reject the God of the universe because nutcases in the Middle East are committing atrocities in the name of a “god” are just a smokescreen to justify your rebellion and non belief.

          By the way? I don’t believe you support those things, just for the record. I think at your core you care deeply about other humans. But check this out Arch….other people, including Christians do also. You are NOT Pol Pot, and me, ColorStorm, Tricia, Tom, James, and a whole host of other folks are NOT ISIS either.

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      • Tricia says:

        Many more people throughout history have been murdered due to Godless philosophy. I would argue as well that those killing in the name of of their God are very, very far away from God.

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  5. Tricia says:

    Bastards indeed ColorStorm and I like how you tied it them following an illegitimate father. I never thought of that way, but isn’t that what it all comes down to? And truth as well. Our leaders are failing us miserably by so fundamentally denying what’s true and clear and cowering behind political correctness. We cannot conquer what we refuse to define and until this changes much more travesty will occur. Prayers for us all.

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  6. Al says:

    You couldn’t come up with a better word than “bastards?” Oh yeah, sorry, WP censorship. I certainly hope everyone is “reachable” because we are soon to get well over 30,000 of these “bastards” living with us thanks to “the one we were waiting for.” Start reaching! I’m sitting it out, right next to my Saturday night special.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Actually AL, I like the word, as it is appropriate here, and as mentioned to Trish above, it is also endearing when considered in the context of God’s loving hand.

      ‘But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.’ 😉

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      • Al says:

        OK. Bastards it is. But still unreachable.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          @ Al. Who is unreachable? Just so I don’t jump in without warrant, perhaps a tighter definition of unreachable might be in order. Thanks!

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        • Al says:

          Thanks for your comment, Wally. As an agnostic, I certainly wouldn’t try to inject any bible quotes to make my point. However, along with being agnostic , I am a pragmatist. As such, I believe that trying to reach a radical Muslim whose inviolable religious belief is to kill anyone that doesn’t agree with the Koran would be as tight a definition of “unreachable”as I can conjure up. I suspect that anyone trying to “reach” this person would be headless before they got through the first passage of scripture.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Hey Al. See? I am glad I asked before just coming in swinging LOL. Had you said, I am a Christian, my response would be quite radically different than my answer to you! Ha, if that is not proof the Spirit does a work, nothing is, as piling in without all the information is what I do best. Just ask my friends and family.

          From your perspective, your answer makes perfect sense.

          Or course, as an evangelical Christian, I believe any heart is reachable, and the God can regenerate any heart. Further, I believe we are taught that is our place, to go, preach, and teach.

          Your last comment? Sigh, no doubt that is a true statement for sure. No doubt anybody trying it would be the headless evangelist.

          Last note, Please don’t mistake my position about changed hearts as meaning I think we turn our backs on these atrocities. I don’t think that for minute. The practicalities of dealing with ISIS are a whole different story for sure.

          Thanks back at you for your response.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Well Al, hang around for a while, maybe we can help you with that agnostic pimple. 😉

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        • Al says:

          More like a boil, Colorstorm, as I am also a died in the wool evolutionist, on top of all my other faults.As for proselytizing me, many have tried, many have failed. Oh, and no heaven or hell either, so there’s that.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          That’s ok too, not all babies are born on Saturdays 😉

          But tkx for popping by.

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  7. Wally Fry says:

    @ ColorStorm Meant hearts in that comment, not hears.

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  9. Colorstorm, it is so comforting to know there are still people in the world willing to name evil for what it is, so thank you for that. I read Violet’s post above and chatted with her a bit today and was struck with the oddest thought. I truly am grateful for the dark things in my life that have made it possible for me to understand that sin is a real thing in the world. What a huge stumbling block to faith that lack of awareness would be. I’m rather flabbergasted by the portrayal of these men as poor, misunderstood victims, worthy of our sympathy. Wow. There is a lesson hidden in there however, that thinking comes from a place of not understanding, of being unwilling to confront the nature of ones own self, of an inability to acknowledge that evil is a real thing in the world, something we are all capable of if we do not keep our eyes on Him.

    As to being a peacemaker, well Christ himself said, “I did not come to bring peace to the world but a sword.” For many of us, I pray it is only a sword of discernment, but some lack even that.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Your comment here, as well as your recent post about evil, should be welcomed by the impartial of thought.

      As if you and I are somehow weak minded for pointing out the obvious treachery of the human heart. Ha, yeah ok.

      ‘We are ALL capable…………’ Ah there’s the rub, and this is where the daylight of reason shines but is rejected.

      The heart (apart from true goodness) is deceitful and desperately wicked………ie, Paris anybody?

      Sword of discernment though? Too good a thought. I delight in your observations ms bytes; I know even naysayers do also, but would never admit to the Source. 😉

      Tkx really for your attention and the sound balance.

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  10. Peter says:

    As a Christian blog you quite logically see that Christianity is not at all comparable to Islam.

    In 1096, Peter the Hermit, led a mob of 40,000 from Germany to fight in the first crusade. They slaughtered the many Jewish populations in Europe as they made their way through Germany and the Balkans. The history books say that Jesus appeared to Peter in a vision at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on an earlier visit to Jerusalem, telling him to preach the Crusade.

    A person of no faith might argue that different religions are more the same than they are different.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      @ peter

      And I would argue that ‘by their fruits ye shall know them.’

      Me? I prefer ripe fruit rather than rotten.

      Nuff said; draw your own conclusions.

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    • theancients says:

      Peter,
      1. There is no such thing as a person of “no faith”…. every living human being has faith in someone or something. Where their greatest trust lie, that is where you’ll find their G(g)od. (God, self, family, science, history, you name it).

      A thinking person will argue that ALL human beings -without the new spirit that only Christ can give- are more the same than they are different. All capable of any form of rebellion.
      Every single action a person takes, regardless of their circumstance is a free choice. Any act of evil is the choice of the one committing the act. It’s impossible for anyone to do anything without thinking of it first.
      Edited comment made elsewhere: No one wants to address the very root of the problem – the human heart- because it leads back to discussing what makes most of us uncomfortable. But all the wars waged on terrorism & all forms of violence, addictions, poverty, etc. are doomed to fail because no human being or government can prevail against or permanently change an unregenerate human heart/inner spirit.
      Only Christ can do that – but tell that to people and watch for their reactions.

      A mentor of mine says it best – when the answer is always the same, the question doesn’t matter. The answer is Christ Jesus. Only He can take this imperfect nature of ours and give us a brand new nature- God’s nature, where love dominates and rule.

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