Those of you familiar with this blog are aware I am going on a long road trip. I consider it an honor to serve my country. Five weeks in Brunswick GA will not be so bad. Perhaps, I may run into Florian or Russet. Remember, that I am on a military base with classes 6 days a week.
It is rare that I recomend a book so early into reading. However this quote from Why I left Jihad by Walid Shoebat should be a reminder to those who deal with Commies.
"Today, I see so many Westerners who, on the far left side of politics, demonize Israel and exonerate Islamic-Arab terror. And Americans love to psychoanalyze everything, trying to understand evil. You can not understand evil. You can not psychoanalyze evil. Why do these people think the way they do? They are steeped in hate. Finally, we must acknowledge the reality of Satan, of evil in this world."
That profound quote is worth the price of the book alone. The author and the rest of us should extend this to commies as well. Commies are evil even when personable and naive like G, well intentioned but clueless like Troutsky or the souless Renegade Eye.
Religion of Peace by Robert Spencer. Many of us need to know the difference between Islam and Christianity. The best book on this topic is the Great Divide by Alvin Schmidtt.
I am also bringing two authors who have fallen on hard times. Ann Coulter's statements on Judaism were silly. The traditional view of Judaism by Christianity is that it is the fulfillment of the Judaic scriptures. When the statements are viewed from that tradition they are not offensive. The interviewer did try and bait Coulter into the anti-semitic comments. These comments should never be confused with the rabid anti-semitism of Norman Finkelstein, Chomsky or any mindless far left dimwit.
I will make my own version of Coulter's faux pas. The Jewish people would be better of if MZ converted to Christianity. His hateful version of the religion of our people, including the beloved Rav Roov, bears no resemblence to Judaism whatsoever. His calls for the assasination of elected Israeli leaders and advocacy of a totalitarian theocratic Israel are insane. If he embraced Christianity he would not be so off the wall and learn to value life and be less hateful. Moreover, I would no longer support Israel is by some accident if it ever morphed into a theocracy with religious police much like a Jewish Saudi Arabia. No doubt MZ could form his own Cuban style block patrol with KL and hunt out dangerous Onanists or gays. In fairness MZ has never endorsed beating or jailing gays, just placing them back in the closet. The larger questions of the in your face expressions of sexuality favored by a militant minority of gays needs to be discussed in another post.
My stance toward the over the top expressions of hypersexuality as seen in gay parades is somewhat different. Everyone deserves respect except commies, Jihadis, Nazis and racial power nuts. However, do not ask or expect me to respect you if you walk around in a clown suit or leather underwear and angel wings. My persective is one of respect based upon reasonable behavior.
I will also be reading Dinesh D'Sousa's What is So Great About Christianity. I am a fan of genuine Christianity as opposed to the dolts of Liberation Theology, Progressive Dispensationalism or politically correct Churches. I sit in amazement at the many wonderful Christians who read this blog and I interact with every day such as TMW, Junglemom, Elmer, AOW, Justin and of course Warren my brother. We ( Americans) sometimes take for granted that Christians do serve the poor without Utopian political theft based schemes and set a priority on valuing human life.
The anti Christian attacks by a deluded elite are represented by the naive G who calls missionaries "the worst people on earth because they tell them how to think". This comes from a person who advocates a philosophy that rounds people up at gunpoint and forces them onto collectives.
I would have added Dr Yeagley's book but it will arrive after I return. I made a generous donation to Bad Eagle in return for an autographed book. I will also see if Dr Yeagley can send a picture of himself reading the Bible for my office. I have no idea where commies get this insane idea that Indians hate Christianity. It is certainly not reflective of any of the Indians I know, most of whom are very religious Christians. Even those who opt for traditional Indian religion do not loathe Christians.
I am still looking for an appropriate picture of Beakerambo for my office. The idea of having him wear a bow tie was not to popular. It was a sad reminder of his days as a low rent sex object at Chipendales before he was given a job as this blogs mascot and star in parodies. Maybe a picture of Beakerambo herding cats will prove more suitable.
Beamish in 08