Whoa…wait a minuet…

Obama just made a comment about how bad the last 8 years have been because, in 8 years the last administration doubled the National Debt, but look at what he wants to do with this bill:

This Bill irresponsibly doubles (our current) National Debt in 2 years!

Think about that one for a minuet.

My generation (and I) are going to be well over our heads in debt after Obama is done spending.
IT is like John McCain said, …“We’re going to amass the largest debt in the history of this country by any measurement, and we’re going to ask our kids and grandkids to pay for it,” McCain said. THis is Generational Theft!

Even Pelosi admits how bad this bill is:
“The speaker has said many times that the members are representative of their district,” said Brendan Daly, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Many of the districts are more conservative, and they campaigned on fiscal responsibility, and we understand that.
In other words, the stimulus bill is financially irresponsible but they will still do all they can to pass it.

Acting responsibly, according to Obama, would be irresponsible.


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/18274.html

http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/1414450,CST-EDT-sullum05.article

Rush Limbaugh…why?

Okay,
So Rush Limbaugh said something really strange Tuesday.
“I Hope Obama Fails.”
Okay so I am conservative. Maybe I did not vote for Obama, maybe I did…
But despite political differences and all, no one should wish failure on our President. For the good of America, our country, even if you do not agree with their politics and even if you do not like them, why would you wish failure on them?

This is ridiculous. Sure, I can see Limbaugh’s argument about liberalism and socialism, but I think he is stretching it.

I think Rush just likes attention. He gets in the news when he does ridiculous things and says stupid things. And I have to admit, I have not always liked Rush and his stances on certain issues. He speaks for conservatives and sometimes, I feel that my voice is heard, but then there are times like this when Rush is just idiotic.

Rather I want to see Obama be successful. I want America to get out of war, out of economic trouble, and start making smart changes for the environment and the economy.

I may not like HOW we are going get there. And when I think the administration is going against what I believe, I will stand up against it. But yet, I am for certain changes, changes for the better. Unlike Rush Limbaugh apparently.

Hey Wall Street

“Hi there rich man….Let me give you $700 million! What do you think of that? ….You like that…okay, well remember we want you to save America with this money, okay? Now do not go spend it all in one place. Alright? Okay, here you go…..”

“What is that? You lost it all in one day? WHAT? I told you to SAVE America. Our country is in dire straits right now! And you gambled all that money away in one day….what is that, I have to pay the Congress back? What? Wait, I am giving you all this money and you threw it in investments with risk? haven’t you heard of investments that save and earn in the long run?”

“Gee! How fast can you gamble away $700 M? It would take me longer to spend it and while I would be spending and bettering the economy, the richer than I sandbagers in the Wall Street are having a day, watching my money go to waste. Yippee!”

“What’s that? I owe Washington more taxes…you mean the that $700 M, that I personally never saw, the money I gave the rich stock holder and investors….is gone and now you are asking me the middle class and poorer to repay their lost investment….you are saying that they (the rich) could have saved America, but didn’t and now I (the poor) have a responsibility to pay the other rich portion of America (Congress)? What is up with that?

I should have neve trusted those guys in the first place!”

The Political Christian

My reflection on Chapter 7 of Unchristian:

Dealing with the perception that Christians are primarily motivated by a political agenda and promote right-wing politics.

This chapter did not stick out to me too much.

I’ve blogged about this before so I will not spend too much time on it.

Obviously, younger generations are less traditional in their political viewpoints and agendas. Their stands on issues like homosexuality, media decency, sexuality, and family is continual shifting away from what their parents believed.
The younger generations are more willing to compromise their opinions to get the job done. They do not hold strongly to one position. As you can see in today’s relativistic, post-modern mindset!
Also the young generations are more skeptical than any others before them. Especially of the Bible.

As you have heard me rant before: I believe that politics are important but they are not worth dying for. By that I mean we need to put focus on the right thing. God and our love for Jesus is the right thing. If we win an election but loss our soul in the process, then it is not worth it. Also we need not put too much emphasis on Politics, nor on one particular party. Christians should never have a political party of association. We should go a lot deeper than just right wing or left wing. But instead vote for change. World change through the love of Jesus.

One party does not have all the right answers. Don’t put your eggs in one basket, don’t vote nessicarly on one issue. But one which is the best canidadte to lead us as a whole.

Also Chrisians need to lear about respect.
Respect others who have different believes.
Respect the leaders of our nation despite their agenda.
And do not get confused by the word respect!

Also do not think you can solve all the world’s problems with politics, cause you cannot. God can!
Do not be a hypocrite, but do vote. Do pray for our leaders. And do engage politics with a Christ-like attitude! And do promote good thing through politics in light of the Bible.

alright rest of my life will be all about the taxation baby! thank you Congress! Here is your paycheck.

Alright! Here comes a life of paying rich old white males! (insert sarcasm!)

I just love taxation.

And I hate the band aide bill that just past today. $700M of my money. I will never get out of debt cause I have to pay for America’s debt first hallelujah.

Honestly the bill is not going to fix anything, in fact it has potential to make things worse! we are giving over $700M to Wall Street to rich investors….

A. this is not helping anyone
B. It is not helping the local everyday economy, you and me
C. It is not addressing serious issues, the root of our real problems – housing, credit debt
D. It is not even a really good bill
E. It does not solve a problem, just temporary deals with symptoms
sure it looks great on paper but in real life it is not going to do anything except change how much money you give the sandbagging scum bags in Washington every year

Finally and here is the kicker….
guess why it was passed toda and NOT on Monday, MORE PORK

the bill this time has EVEN MORE $150 M of pork for those greeds in the House………

here is to a life of taxation baby!

Social justice…and politics

How does this relate to Dominion theology and what are the concerns (pros and cons?)
How does this relate to our political stance?
Should a conservative and/or liberal Christian work together for social justice?
How does fighting for social justice relate to post-modern society?

So if we are Christians fighting for social justice, does that make us extremists?
Do people have a reason for concern when they call us out for believing in Dominion theology?
Should we be followers of Dominion Theology?

I believe that we do not have to be extremists. I believe that we should not take an incredibly extreme belief in Dominion theology. Sure at one level we do have a responsibility to take care of the earth. God has in fact put man at the highest level and given us that responsibility.
But we do not have to try to rule the world through politics and we do not have to follow New World Order Conspiracies. We should not put all our eggs in one basket, especially if you are basing the own Dominion theology around one verse of the Bible. There is a healthy responsibility God has placed on man to rule over the earth and take care of it, but not necessarily force everyone into Christianity.

If we are fighting for social justice will we come across as liberal Christians? should we join the democratic party in order to get some of these social justices?

Forget politics. This should not be about politics. If you are conservative, liberal ,Democratic, or Republican – you can agree that we have a duty to fight for social justice, it is Biblical, not politial. We will not come across as ‘liberal’ Christians, if we are fighting for the right things and doing what is the right thing. For example, if we are fighting poverty, yes we give money and food to the poor, but (this is key) we also have the oppurtunity to share God’s love and the Gospel message with the people we are ministering to. If we are “making the Main thing, the main thing,” then we will not be fighting social injustice to fight social injustice, but we will be showing and telling God’s love. Iti s about sharing the Gospel and fighting injustice. Not just one or the other. And the amazing thinkg is that we can work together on this! Calvinist, Arministist, Obama, McCain, anyone who truely claims to be a Christian! It is time to stop fighting about petty in0-church doctrines and truely live it out in the real world, with people who have never heard any doctrine!

How does this relate to our post-modern world?

Agian, we have to keep the Main Thing (Jesus Christ) the main thing. In a society of relativism, it seems likely that people will want us to join their campaigns for justice. And outsiders of Christianity might want to join our campaign for justice. Both of these situations are great. We can and should work with non-Christians in our fight for justice. But we cannot loose sight of what is most important, the Gospel. We as Christians do have a doctrine that we cannot forget about, that is the message of Christ’s love for us at Calvary. We need to be clear that we believe in doing what is just but we also have to be clear about why we are doing it! That is to show God’s love, to be God’s light. Present the Gospel as well as minister for justice!

The real problem…

Overvalued housing around the USA.
Think about it, foreclosures, devaluing economy…

There is not any “bail out” plan that is going to solve anything. (Besides like I said in the previous post the bail out plan was a temporary fix that had absolutely nothing to do with the real issues and was NOT going to help the real sufferers, homeowners.)

What is the real issue? What will fix the problem? What is the foundational issues?

Over valued homes. Right now homes are over valued by 50% and greater in some areas.
Te problem was not that people could not afford the over priced homes, or at least not originally…you will see how overpriced housing affects everything else!

People were then getting loans to buy these really nice but over valued homes….

These loans were more debt.

So what is next?

2 things:
1. time. Just relax. It is inevitable, people are going to lose some money and it is not going to be pretty. Over time in the long haul we will be back to normal.
2. but first we must see the housing market change and adjust. Not too long ago, the housing market was the place to be! Homes that could have been built for $100K were being valued for $!M and more! The market was a boom and everyone and their brother was getting on board, greed cycled. Rich people at first were buying these nice homes. And eventually Mr. and Mrs. Jones were buying over valued homes, because even the cheaper homes that would have cost $10K to build were being marked up for $100K. Greed is a vicious cycle. Keeping up with the Joneses, anyone who was not selling homes (or winning the lottery) was taking out loans to afford thier homes.

More debt.

The real problem is not in Wall Street, but on Main Street. Banks closed (and sold to either Chase or Citi) and foreclosures were everywhere!!!!

Now Wall Street is seeing a tiny bit of what Main Street is feeling. Wall Street complains about this despite America’s strong economy and still strong when you look at us on a “bad day” compared to the entire world.

Forget about Wall Street, start dealing with the real issues of over priced homes on Main Street. Give it time and dont worry too much. But DO NOT support bail out plans that only benifit Wall Street and politicians. Tell your politicians that you want a plan that benifits homeowners, not their own pocket books.

Bailout not wise….

If you have seen my recent statuses (or stati?) and posted items on Facebook, you are well aware of where I stand in light of this bailout plan.
I am agianst it. I think it is not wise. It is a fast “solution” to a problem that has develpoed over a long period of time, almost a decade.
First off, give me one good example of a time when a decade of decay was completely resolved and fixed in one week’s time. This is not possible. I fear that after this “bail out,” Congress will go back to their old ways. The will sign this bill and mark it off their TTD list. They will go back to continue spending money they don’t have. Continue adding more tax money to their salary.
Second off, why are we putting so much hope in Congress!? They are the ones who put us in the hole and now we are asking them to solve the problem? NO. That is stupid! They have motives for their own benefit, they obviously are not representing us the people. If they were really representing us, we would not have been in the hole the first place! We need to elect people who have our agenda, force Congress to think through a solution that will actually work and give them TIME to do it, or allow a third party group to clean up the Congress.
Thirdly, I want to address the bailout plan…
Section A. It is a temporary fix. It is only addressing the smptoms of a bad economy and is not actually dealing with the fundamental economic issues that are really at hand and the root of all our problems.
Section B. The bail out, it more of a benifit to Wall Street and NOT a benifit to home owners. Agian, Congress have their own motives. They look good for “fixing” something from a national perspective, but really the members of their individual respective states are suffering. The home owners are still losing. Debt and finaincial crisis is still there and it is not going away.
Section C. Look at their soluion….they want more of our tax money. They are not sacrificing anything. They are getting more pork. They are still very secure as Congressmen. They are porking it up….porking up our tax money to fix a problem they created! I hate this!
Fourthly, I hate this becuase my generation is left victim. I am going to be paying for the mistakes of these white head old men long after tehy are dead and gone. Their solution demands my sacrifice but not thiers. They will rot and die and I will still be giving them money.
My generation, I pray learns to be NOTHING like these stupid selfish sandbagging greeds in the White House. This actually is a great oppurtunity for the younger, smarter generation of political leaders to step up and do the right thing, to represent the common folks and save America and its debt. But it also will be the hardest thing my generation has ever done. It will be a challenge and there will be the tempation for them to fall into the same mistakes and fall into the same pockets of greed and debt. But I have a high hopes for my generation. (for now.)

Personal religion and Public Politics

Trust in God rather than political measures. Leaders may think they can see what needs to be done in a situation, but in reality things are unfolding according to God’s purposes.

Read Eze. 11:19-20, 36:26.

Political programs are compatible with religion of the heart…they are not a private matters. It is a mistake to have no place for religion in public policy because the Old Testament text demands obedience from the heart as a people of God together. Formally organized side of religion can and ought to be part of a full response to God. Religious life is not separate from political organization.

New World Order Conspiracy

Has any one heard about this conspiracy?

An acquaintance that I had lunch with recently informed me about this crazy idea….that scary part is that he believes that the conspiracy is true. I was blown away by his beliefs and did not respond. In fact, I forget all the details mostly because I was weirded out.

My acquaintance believes that only a select few groups of really really rich people are controlling the entire world. And blah blah blah, something about President Bush, Skull and Bones blah blah blah and how America is going down the tubes with us even know it….

I am not informed enough about this conspiracy to say if I even think that this theory is feasible or not, but what I do know I am not convinced that it is true. Please tell me what you know and think…

So with many questions and some concern I began my own research:

New World Order refers to a conspiracy theory in which a powerful and secretive group is alleged to be plotting to eventually rule the world via an autonomous world government, which would replace sovereign states and other checks and balances in world power struggles.”

Okay, this is from Wikipedia. And best I can tell, relating it to theology and things I do know about, it does seem feasible especially relating to end time. (Especially for pre millennial dispensationalism eschatology). Say after Christ’s second coming, the anti-Christ could form this One World Government of peace and unity.

As far as placing this eschatology theory together with this New World Order theory….I am not sure if they fit together, mostly because I am not a pre millennial dispensationalist and secondly because I am not convinced enough that this New World Order is actually happening in real life.

Sure the rich have a lot of control on things but they do not have world domination.

And on the topic of groups that world together to control the world…they never work!
Think about the UN. When has the UN ever done anything productive?

Skull and Bones is a senior or secret society based at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut. The society’s alumni organization, which owns the society’s real property and oversees the organization’s activity, is known as the Russell Trust Association, and is named after one of Bones’ founding members, General William Russell.[1] In conversation, the group is known as “Bones”, and members have been known as “Bonesmen”.[2] (Wikipedia again)

From a CBS News article:
“I think Skull and Bones has had slightly more success than the mafia in the sense that the leaders of the five families are all doing 100 years in jail, and the leaders of the Skull and Bones families are doing four and eight years in the White House,” says Rosenbaum.

A list of leaders who are members and other interesting conspiracies….

So what do you think, any need to be afraid? think it is legit?