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22nd-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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21st-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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20th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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  • Tue, 18:24: RT @realDonaldTrump: Crime in Germany is up 10% plus (officials do not want to report these crimes) since migrants were accepted. Others co…
  • Tue, 18:26: Wouldn't it be interesting if they actually found experts on White Nationalism? So far, all they find are people wh… https://t.co/7jT6EfK64f
  • Tue, 18:32: RT @MarkYoungTruth: You were wrong @realDonaldTrump I have yet to grow tired of winning. Keep it up.
  • Tue, 18:36: She looks inside her head for her position, then assumes that those opposing her must have the opposite position, a… https://t.co/xx5cTBpGej
  • Tue, 18:36: RT @WiredSources: BREAKING: Ambassador Nikki Haley announces U.S departure from UNHRC: "If the Human Rights Council is going to attack coun…
  • Tue, 18:39: RT @proteinwisdom: But David Hogg! https://t.co/jzV3DzP4Kf
  • Tue, 18:40: RT @ABC: NEW: Pres. Trump releases statement on Juneteenth. "As a Nation, we vow to never forget the millions of African Americans who suf…
  • Tue, 18:44: RT @PrisonPlanet: There's an audio tape of a kid crying. This means we must erase all borders.
  • Tue, 18:46: RT @caitoz: Journalism, contrary to the dominant belief of the Australian press today, does not mean being a docile and innocuous servant o…
  • Tue, 18:47: RT @seanmdav: It’s interesting to watch D.C reporters who bailed on their own kids to shack up with each other sactimoniously opine on how…
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19th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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18th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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16th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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15th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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  • Thu, 20:07: RT @charliekirk11: Facts: Donald J. Trump foundation: 100% of money to charities 0% of money to expenses Clinton foundation: 93.6%…
  • Thu, 20:15: Sounds like the takeaway I want from the IG report is right here. Thanks @Barnes_Law ! https://t.co/wztKBegGck
  • Thu, 20:15: RT @RealJack: RETWEET if you want Peter Strzok fired.
  • Thu, 20:17: RT @KurtSchlichter: I'd be horrified if Obama did it. Obama was an anti-American schmuck with a track record of giving money to dictators.…
  • Thu, 20:46: RT @Barnes_Law: #Rosenstein & #Wray see their job as protecting the image of the unelected power brokers at the top of federal law enforcem…
  • Thu, 20:57: RT @nwsltrMe: I was too generous with my position to-date that the bad stuff at the FBI was only at the highest levels. It wasn't. Seems th…
  • Thu, 21:05: RT @HumanProgress: The share of humanity living on less than $1.90 per person per day, adjusted for purchasing power, shrunk from 42.2 per…
  • Fri, 08:46: RT @NolteNC: When American citizens commit a crime, they are separated from their children. Once again, the media want illegal aliens to…
  • Fri, 08:50: RT @RealJamesWoods: The head of the premiere investigative agency in the world did not realize that Anthony Weiner was married to Human Abe…
  • Fri, 08:52: RT @SteveSGoddard: Because peace with North Korea, the defeat of ISIS, a booming economy, and tax cuts are a "disaster" to the America hati…
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14th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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13th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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  • Tue, 17:00: RT @dcexaminer: New York Times columnist who spread North Korea propaganda accuses Trump of being spokesman for the Kim regime https://t.co
  • Tue, 17:31: RT @seanmdav: It's fun watching the people behind the U.S. foreign policy disasters of the last two decades pretend as if they have any cre…
12th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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10th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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7th-Jun-2018 08:58 am - A Heretic Speaks Out for His Gospel
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It's always interesting when someone can make their case clearly, fully describing their position. this article does a bang-up job describing not only the heretical gospel the author follows, but the smug disdain the author has for other Americans, preferring the MS-13 because of the evangelical opportunity presented, who describes them as better people. And, incidentally, showing that the author will never go out of his way to meet the MS-13 and give them the gospel, because they, too, are beneath him.

This is the voice of the person who wants to undermine America, and excuses that by the "principles" to which he adheres. A parasite, living off a nation whose principles he does not support (assuming that he has learned them), as well as living off the evangelical work of those for whom he has only disdain, since he will never be involved in it.

Those of us who are handing out Chick Tracts remain the only people who will both engage the members of MS-13 we meet (and we're everywhere, so we will meet them), and whose clear, orthodox presentations of Christianity in the context of current time and history will remain subject to the denigration of this sort.

Recall for a moment the comment by a friend in the last article's update: "Leftism is the religion that says that Activists are called to save the victims of the world by politics. I say it is a false religion." This is the "conservative" version: he affiliates with organizations with loopholes in their statements (here, justice is the loophole that allows redefinition so that he can remain concerned with a "mystical use of parentheses and italics" rather than murders in neighborhoods he does not live in). While sounding conservative, he remains a support of the liberal order, and seeks its approval, horrified at the thought of being classed as "one of those". A weakness many conservatives share.
6th-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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3rd-Jun-2018 06:37 pm - Prayer of Confession
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I visited another church this morning, and was handed a bulletin with a "Prayer of Confession" that we were to say together.

O God of life, we confess the ways we turn away from the fullness of life that you offer.
God of love, we confess the hatred we hold in our hearts.
God of compassion, we confess our indifference.
God of justice, we confess that our lives are linked to oppressive systems.
God of peace, we confess the violent movements in our hearts, the violent realities of our world.
Holy God, we confess our sins to you.


This was followed by an assurance of pardon.

I'm a little disoriented at the pantheon presented in the place of God. I'm even more confused by the strangely abstract and passive orientation of this confession. Some parts, like confessing that "our lives are linked to oppressive systems" seem to be outside the control of the person confessing. Only in the last line, and without definition, do we encounter "sins", which might otherwise be the subject of confession.

Confessing is when we own up to OUR faults, OUR shortcomings, OUR actions and omissions. This is not the tenor of this confession. For contrast, recall that the Book of Common Prayer also provides a short confession before the eucharist:

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against thee
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved thee with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in thy will,
and walk in thy ways,
to the glory of thy Name. Amen.


This is also fairly general, but at least says that the faults are ours, and no one else's, and asks for forgiveness (which is omitted, above).

Any responses?

UPDATE Comment from a friend: "Leftism is the religion that says that Activists are called to save the victims of the world by politics. That is to say, by force. I say it is a false religion. That is not Christianity." He's right.
3rd-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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  • Sat, 12:33: RT @charliekirk11: What exactly is the left "resisting" ? 99 record highs on the DOW? A booming economy? ISIS being slaughtered? Record lo…
  • Sat, 12:36: RT @DrMikeSimpson: The "Fireman's carry" is the nunchucks of casualty carries. It looks cool in the movies, but is pretty much worthless.
  • Sat, 12:43: RT @BryanDeanWright: You don’t like Trump. I get it. But if you’re going to oppose the man, don’t do it while he’s trying to stop a nuclea…
  • Sat, 16:38: Travels in the United States https://t.co/HHofTExFvl
  • Sat, 17:42: RT @SteveSGoddard: #OverheardAtJurassicPark “Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wa…
  • Sat, 17:44: RT @charliekirk11: Fun fact: The number of civilian-owned firearms in the US grew 66% between 1991 and 2011, leading the firearm murder ra…
  • Sat, 17:45: RT @SteveSGoddard: After lying to us for decades about Arctic ice, the global warming scam is rapidly collapsing. Arctic sea ice volume is…
  • Sat, 17:46: RT @charliekirk11: Did you know: Since Trump took office he has eliminated 24,000 government jobs Government is much smaller today than…
  • Sun, 06:21: RT @realDonaldTrump: “John Brennan, no single figure in American history has done more to discredit the intelligence community than this li…
  • Sun, 06:25: RT @RyanAFournier: Quit worrying about what everybody thinks. When you come to the end of life, you’re not going to stand before people and…
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2nd-Jun-2018 04:38 pm - Travels in the United States
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I have visited the states in RED, and not visited the states in WHITE.



create your own personalized map of the USA
2nd-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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  • Fri, 20:17: RT @chadfelixg: The Left can say and do anything. The Right must fear for their personal lives, jobs, families and safety. All while the…
  • Fri, 20:23: Clapper continues to show his buffoonish ineptitude. https://t.co/YBaaWGxEBV
  • Fri, 20:26: RT @charliekirk11: The FBI would never put a spy in a presidential campaign without the approval of the President Obama knew the FBI had a…
1st-Jun-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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  • Thu, 18:17: RT @NolteNC: So we can call women cunts now and not have to worry about the media or the left coming for our jobs. I’m down with that.…
31st-May-2018 12:00 pm - My tweets
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