Monday, February 25, 2008

Barack Obama's Church Statement

The following is the statement from the About Us page of the website of the The Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. It is the church of Barack Obama.........

"We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community."

Hmmmmmmm! Excuse me, but I would prefer the President of the United States attend a church where the members identify themselves as "American people."

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Me Too!

This week the youngest democratic super delegate made his decision on who he was going to cast his vote for at the democratic convention. It was not his choice that I found interesting, but it was the reason he gave for deciding to cast his vote for Obama. According to a CNN report, he said the major reason for his decision was because the overwhelming majority of young voters supported Obama.

This appears to be the state of American education and American post-modern thinking today. Wait for a consensus to form and follow it. The almost reverent praise that is given to people working together to “build a consensus” has become disgusting. Leadership is having the courage to discern the right thing and then doing it even if you are in a small minority or alone. Leadership is considering all views, but then making an independent decision based on ones own idea of what is correct for the given situation. “Consensus building” has been elevated to the highest virtue that a leader can have in our culture today. It has a lot of advantages in that it will always be a popular position since it is the majority view. It provides a person with a lot of cover when the consensus is proven wrong because the blame can be spread through the entire group. A person in such a pickle can go to the boss and say, “Sir, I know it didn’t work out but we were all in agreement.”

As bad as consensus building can be in the pursuit of excellence, it is even worse in the political sphere. It is nothing short of yielding to a cult-like mob rule.

Here you have it illustrated in living color as this youngest of all the democratic super delegates has made his decision based on what the mob wants!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jazzy on HOPE and CHANGE

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: From the office of Sweet Jazzy Cat
SUBJECT: Change and Hope

It has been brought to my attention that a lot of human people want change without even having a clue as to what the change will be. It is my hope that nothing will change in my life. I repeat...... I do not want any change. I have good servants and life is good. Please, no change. Cuffy is also in full agreement.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

From April 3, 2006 column by George Will

Science magazine (Dec. 10, 1976) warned of "extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation." Science Digest (February 1973) reported that "the world's climatologists are agreed" that we must "prepare for the next ice age." The Christian Science Monitor ("Warning: Earth's Climate is Changing Faster Than Even Experts Expect," Aug. 27, 1974) reported that glaciers "have begun to advance," "growing seasons in England and Scandinavia are getting shorter" and "the North Atlantic is cooling down about as fast as an ocean can cool." Newsweek agreed ("The Cooling World," April 28, 1975) that meteorologists "are almost unanimous" that catastrophic famines might result from the global cooling that the New York Times (Sept. 14, 1975) said "may mark the return to another ice age." The Times (May 21, 1975) also said "a major cooling of the climate is widely considered inevitable" now that it is "well established" that the Northern Hemisphere's climate "has been getting cooler since about 1950."

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sweet Jazzy Cat 2

Sweet Jazzy Cat 2 is a companion blog to Sweet Jazzy Cat. Sweet Jazzy Cat was named after my now ten year old cat after I kept running into difficulty finding a blog name that wasn't already taken. Even Jazzy Cat was taken and this is why "sweet" had to be added. SJC 2 will be a blog that I will use for all kinds of content. Sweet Jazzy Cat will remain with a primary focus on Christian witness, theology, devotionals, and fellowship with other Bible believing Christians.

Both blogs will present content as seen from a Christian world view. Absolute truth as presented in the Holy Bible will be the foundation of both blogs.

The Bible often presents the absolute truth very concisely as the following passage about the human condition, Adam and Jesus will illustrate

Romans 5:19-20 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. (19) For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.

I would encourage everyone to make it their top priority to find out how a person is made righteous and do it without delay. As strange as it may seem even many professing Christians in our post-modern world seem to be unclear on how a person is made righteous with God.