THE KING´S TERRIFYING NIGHTMARE

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THE KING´S TERRIFYING NIGHTMARE

The polarization that is being entrenched in American Society and Politics these days was foretold long ago in the Book of Daniel written during the captivity of Babylon 2600 years ago.

 

The King of Babylon had a terrible nightmare that left him shaken to the bone. Fear spread to everyone in his Court. He called in all his Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers, Advisers, Experts, Consultants and Academics to tell him the dream which he forgot.

 

No one could tell him what it was, and he ordered all the wise men in Babylon executed. He reasoned he could not have had such a terrible nightmare unless he was being given bad advice. The last Time the World saw anything like that was in the power vacuum created by US bombing Cambodia and the rise of the Pol Pot regime during the Vietnam War.

 

Daniel, a Jew of the captivity and recognized as being a dis-solver of doubts, (this world needs more people like him) was able to get a stay of execution while he prayed to the God of Abraham to have the dream revealed to him. It was.

 

Daniel told the king,

You, O king, saw, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before you; and the form of it was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his  belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.

You, O king, are a king of kings:  for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And where ever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven has he given into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all. You are this head of gold.

After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, (Persia/Iran) and another third kingdom of brass, (Greece) which shall bear rule over all the earth.

And the fourth kingdom (Rome) shall be strong as iron:  inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things: and as iron that breaks all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

And whereas  you saw the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be DIVIDED; but there shall be in it of the STRENGTH OF IRON, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with miry clay.

And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be PARTLY STRONG, and PARTLY BROKEN. And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

And  in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these  kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

Daniel 2

 

No doubt the king was relieved and pleased in hearing this interpretation of a dream he did not remember. While the Bible does not say it, I assume the death sentence on the wise men of Babylon was rescinded.

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In my view, the feet and toes of this vision describes The Un-United States, the latest face of Imperial Babylon-Imperial Rome, with the strong as iron military force bombing and breaking in pieces so many parts of the world, trying to subdue it, and the widening Republican/Democratic divide among it’s people. This is exactly how Americans are behaving with each other and the world at this juncture of history

 

Ancient Babylon, now known as Iraq, was the world’s 1st Imperial Superpower 2600 years ago. This concept of an Imperial Superpower is carried over from the Old Testament to the Revelation of the New Testament to the end of days, the Un-United States being the latest, greatest of them all. The TAIL struck the HEAD. How great will be the crash of it?

 

While I take no pleasure in the thought, I see all the circumstances coming together in the near Future that will cause a stream of Americans to seek Refugee Status in CanaDa escaping American style Home Grown Terrorism. There will be guns a plenty going off.

Comments

Thomas Sutrina Added Aug 27, 2017 - 9:22am
Ray JC., this has been repeated many time.  "World saw anything like that was in the power vacuum created by US bombing Cambodia and the rise of the Pol Pot regime during the Vietnam War."  ISIS, Russia starvation holocaust, Hitler Jewish holocaust,  Turkey Armenian holocaust,  Rwanda 90 day genocide, Mao Zedong cultural revolution.

So what does all of these events have in common Ray?   Mans' law, the countries or empires are ruled by mans' laws.   America today has a government that says the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are from another time and society is complex and government need to be flexible.  We need 'wise men' to lead us, America should be governed by mans' laws.

America will fall as you say because man is no more capable of creating laws as the leader of a country now or in the time of Nebuchadnezzar II or Mohamed or David.   But if we can return to the foundation that says laws are based on Natural Law, God's Laws we will return to being strong and flexible not brittle.  Natural Law is not unique to Judaeo-Christian societies but can be found in man's history.  It is always rediscovered by man that are not in power.  It rings true and is thus recorded and remembered.   The tool given to us is Convention of the States to draft Amendments to the Constitution.



Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 27, 2017 - 10:46am
Thomas, all the other terrible incidents you site, as evil as they were, were not directed specifically at the educated 'elites' as it was with the Pol Pot regime.
 
The Rule of Law has governed Societies since Moses The Law Giver some 4000 years ago. Parliaments and Congress to this very Day sit in Moses' seat, even though that reality is no longer considered "religious."
 
Obviously that system is grossly imperfect as people are, or after such a long trial, this World should be at Peace, with security and prosperity for all.
 
I've been ripped off a few Times in my Lifetime. I don't need a Law, the Police, or a Judge to tell me that's bad. The Natural Law tells me that. Because I know that, I don't steal or rip others off because I would be ripping myself off again.
 
In my Spiritual experience, I know and Trust vengeance belongs to God, so while I may suffer a loss, I don't have to make things worse by taking any action myself.
Stephen Hunter Added Aug 27, 2017 - 11:15am
All boils down to controlling human greed, which I believe is what the basis for all religions need to get back to. Human Greed = the Devil. 
Interesting and well thought out Ray.
Tubularsock Added Aug 27, 2017 - 12:09pm
Tubularsock has to hand it to Daniel. He makes up a great story and tricks the King and gets his ass out of jail.
 
This may fall into an early category of alternative news. Don’t you think?
 
Of course the story has to make a narcissistic King look good and powerful even though the King’s mind isn’t strong enough to remember his own dream.
 
So Daniel just pumped up the King’s ego in order to save himself. Hmmm, Tubularsock is beginning to see some present day examples of this.
 
THAT must make Tubularsock a soothsayer. Well, if the shoe fits .........
Katharine Otto Added Aug 27, 2017 - 12:38pm
Ray,
I don't believe in predictions, because they put binders on the future.  The fortune teller becomes invested in being right, even if he is predicting disaster.
 
There are too many people predicting an Armageddon and wishing it on the world, begging for God's wrath to punish an evil world.  You get enough people thinking it like that, and they will make it happen.
 
I understand that the Golden Rule exists in almost every religion, and it is probably the only rule we need.  All man's other laws have been made by control freaks who have assigned themselves godly powers of judgment.
 
What Daniel didn't say was that partly clay feet can't hold all that metal weight without collapsing, even if it takes a few generations.  Now, we have a top-heavy empire that is crumbling at its foundations, meaning the taxpayers who are expected to support all that overhead for no good reason.
Thomas Sutrina Added Aug 27, 2017 - 1:20pm
Cultural revolution targeted educated 'elites'.  They all targeted the educated 'elites' that lead the opposition to them.  And on an economic front the public viewed those targeted were always economic 'elites.'  They did general terror killings in the process of killing the elites..
Thomas Sutrina Added Aug 27, 2017 - 1:27pm
Government has alway said they represent God's voice.  And they lie.  So a government saying they sit in Moses's seat is crap and today they do not say it because they would get laughed at.   
 
Government only cares that the people in general follow the laws they make.  All governments would collapse if that were not true.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 27, 2017 - 8:08pm
Tubulatsock, Daniel was not in jail at the Time he told the king the Dream.
 
You wrote, "the King’s mind isn’t strong enough to remember his own dream." We all dream every night. Do you remember all your Dreams, every night? If you say yes, I won't believe you. Is your mind weak because you don't?
 
No doubt the king was pleased and soothed with what Daniel told him, and history has unfolded along the lines of Daniel's interpretation, and most probably mine, as in this article.
 
God promised Abraham he would be the Father of many Nations. Abraham never saw that in his lifetime, but with the benefit of retrospect, the World can see the Promise was kept with the reality of the Jewish State and the Christian and Muslim Nations, all 3 religions claiming Abraham as their Father.
 
In the Sodom account, Abraham pleaded with God against "collateral" damage as it is called Today, killing the innocent with the guilty, but accepted so readily by Military Forces.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 27, 2017 - 8:20pm
Katharine, are you familiar with the Jonah in the whale story? He was instructed by God to go to Nineveh, the 'World City,' and tell them they would self-destruct in 40 Days if they didn't change their ways.
 
He didn't want to be a buzzkill, and tried to get away from doing that. Personally, in my Faith, I believe being swallowed by the whale is an allegory of there being no place to run or hide.
 
The world didn't pay any attention to the fact in 2014, ISIS blew up the Islamic Mosque containing the tomb of Jonah in Nineveh, Iraq as a SIGN of the state of this material World.
 
"I don't believe in predictions, because they put binders on the future."
It's not locked in absolutely. The Jonah Bible story ends this way, "And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God REPENTED OF THE EVIL, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did not do it."
 
 
John G Added Aug 27, 2017 - 10:20pm
The polarization that is being entrenched in American Society and Politics these days
I don't see it as polarised in political terms. You have 2 right wing factions in the mainstream, a bunch of ultra right wing splinters i.e. Tea Party, Libertoonians etc
The differences between them revolve around not very important wedge and identity issues.
The main business of the oligarchs i.e. war, imperialism, economic looting, driving down wages and impoverishing the masses goes on regardless of the faction in power.
The people doing the yelling are just playing into the oligarchs' hand. Blame the muslims, blame the blacks, blame the Chinese, blame the liberals, blame the commies.
It's all a pack of lies. The blame lies with the oligarchs. And you who get yourselves played by them.
Saint George Added Aug 28, 2017 - 4:17am
Complete sophistry combined with "canned" talking points from the far left.
 
You're just pathetic, john-g. You don't have an original thought in that vacuous, empty head of yours.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 28, 2017 - 7:54am
George I can't call you 'Saint' because I read your comments in your profile, and Saints do not have the anger and arrogance you display in them. It seems you have an ongoing personal hatred for John G with your many ad hominem attacks on him.
 
"The main business of the oligarchs i.e. war, imperialism, economic looting, driving down wages and impoverishing the masses goes on regardless of the faction in power."
 
Saint James, the brother of Jesus, wrote this John G echos in his quote.
 
Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten.
Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. You have heaped treasure together for the last days.
 
Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by FRAUD, cries: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
 
You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.
 
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
You also be patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws nigh. (implied regime change of the Oligarchy-Plutocracy)
 
Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest you be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door.
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
Behold, we count them happy which endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
 
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest you fall into condemnation.
James 5
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 28, 2017 - 8:23am
John G, would you like to rephrase this? "I don't see it as polarized in political terms."
Definition of politics
1a :  the art or science of governmentb :  the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental target="_blank">policyc :  the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government
2 :  target="_blank">political actions, practices, or target="_blank">policies
3a :  political affairs or business; especially :  competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government)b :  political life especially as a principal activity or professionc :  political activities characterized by artful and often dishonest practices
4 :  the political opinions or sympathies of a person
5a :  the total complex of relations between people living in societyb :  relations or conduct in a particular area of experience especially as seen or dealt with from a political point of view office politics ethnic politics

I agree no matter what political party is in power and governing, big money calls the shots in all the pseudo Democracies.
 
 
Dino Manalis Added Aug 28, 2017 - 11:19am
We should come together, not tear ourselves apart, while terror suspects have to be monitored constantly online and off and prevented from traveling to and from terror zones to prevent barbarism against humanity!
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 28, 2017 - 11:28am
The news media is the 5th horseman of the Apocalypse
Ari Silverstein Added Aug 28, 2017 - 12:02pm
Prediction of doom and gloom seem to be the norm for this site and I’m not sure where it’s all coming from.  Two points:
 
1) Between liberals running roughshod over the Constitution and passing all sorts of damaging legislation and nothing happening, I take nothing all day long.  So things are much better now than they have been for years.  This is a time of great hope for positive change. 
 
2) Despite our political differences of opinion, at least things are still relatively peaceful.  By relatively, look no further than the civil war to see how bad things could get.  Or as recently as the summer of 1967 when there were 159 riots and many more deaths.   
Doug Plumb Added Aug 28, 2017 - 4:29pm
@Thomas re "Natural Law is not unique to Judaeo-Christian societies but can be found in man's history. "
Jews do not like what you call "natural law" if you are referring to the categorical imperative or the commandment of the NT. Men are in a state of nature, but natural law has two precepts: (1) Might is Right (2) The End Justifies the Means. Mans reason elevates him above natural law and creates law based on reason. Christianity brings this into actual governing law.
  The tradition of English Jurisprudence is built on this law. Western Countries have as their father, Kant and Ficte who worked out the metaphysic for the nation state and its lawful structure that would not violate common law - or as little as possible. Christian doctrines like Eating From The Tree Of Knowledge and Mixing Water with Wine are warnings about government structure that lead to corruption and violation of the NT.
  Much misunderstanding about law. I clarify what a Law is in my movie: Dialectic: https://youtu.be/p4ViAWDgubs
  Kant is simply far better at any of this than any of the law scholars or philosophers. My movie Dialectic explains the basic metaphysic of common law.
  My movie Law, The Light Of Reason and Conscience: Main Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uipc3TTYiYc&list=PLG8lPvm-TWKFGZ2WbBMAJDxdpnLTPy8qN (watch Dialectic first)
Doug Plumb Added Aug 28, 2017 - 4:31pm
The Melting Pot is a Jewish agenda and it's purpose is to destroy common law so that the Jew may take his rightful place as the owner of all things and people earthly to do with as he pleases. Common law doesn't fit in well with this age old plan.
Doug Plumb Added Aug 28, 2017 - 4:34pm
@Katherine Otto re "I understand that the Golden Rule exists in almost every religion, and it is probably the only rule we need.  All man's other laws have been made by control freaks who have assigned themselves godly powers of judgment."
 
No, the Golden Rule does not exist in Judaism or Islam. Both of those religions believe that they are the rulers and the rest of us are slaves. Its why Christians are being persecuted all over the world, especially in Western countries where they take the income tax to fund their agenda (no, the income tax does not pay for the roads)
Doug Plumb Added Aug 28, 2017 - 4:35pm
@Ari re "Prediction of doom and gloom seem to be the norm for this site and I’m not sure where it’s all coming from."
 
There has been an ongoing Talmudic takeover of our laws and money system. These things define a country.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 28, 2017 - 5:11pm
Doug, re the golden Rule you say does not exist in Judaism or Islam
 
The great Pharisee sage, Hillel the elder, born more than a hundred years before the time Jesus is said to have been born, is the author of something very similar
"That which is distasteful to you do not do unto another...all the rest is commentary. Go and learn."
 
Jesus taught the same thing,
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

 
In Islam, Muhammad taught, “None of you have faith until you love for your neighbour what you love for yourself” 
“Whoever wishes to be delivered from the fire and to enter Paradise should treat the people as he wishes to be treated.”

 
People do not always practice what they preach.
Saint George Added Aug 28, 2017 - 8:10pm
I read your comments in your profile, and Saints do not have the anger and arrogance you display in them.
 
Yes they do. You just don't know too much about religious history.
 
St. Nicolas was defrocked for hitting Arius.
 
St. De Montfort cleaned out a brothel by force.
 
St. Francis rebelled from his father.
 
St. Benedict used to get angry often.
 
St. Anthony would give a good tongue lashing.
 
St. Pio would give people a hard time about their sins.
 
St. John Vianney once asked a French celebrity not to stand so close to him because of the stench emanating from her soul.
 
St. Paul was well know for his biting sarcasm, which appears liberally in his writings.
 
As for self-styled revolutionary bullshitter john-g, he, she, or it deserves whatever he, she, or it gets. No invective is too vile to hurl at him, her, it, or they.
 
You have a cartoonish view of religion and the Bible, Ray Joseph Cormier. Grow up.
Tubularsock Added Aug 28, 2017 - 8:53pm
Ray, ok Tubularsock stands corrected but still Daniel’s “dream interpretation” kept Daniel out of jail. Even smarter!
 
Because you won’t believe Tubularsock if he says he doesn’t dream then can Tubularsock assumes that you will believe him if he does dream?
 
And does your belief go as far as to believe that Tubularsock is a prophet if he remembers every dream he has ever had? And has written down every word on a stack of stone tablets that Tubularsock will send to you if you pay the postage. Such-a-deal!
 
Now because Tubularsock happened to get the same promise from God as Abraham that Tubularsock would be the Father of many Nations does that mean before Abraham died he receive the same number of paternity suits as Tubularsock? Just wondering as a possible legal defense.
 
And the one account Tubularsock has always held a great deal of stock in was the Sodom Account. And did fucking God even think about the amount of net worth Tubularsock lost when he wipe it out.
 
Tubularsock was so angry that he slapped God up the side of the head to teach him a lesson. But to no avail, God is so obstinate. Fucking jerk if you ask Tubularsock!
 
Seldom does anyone ask Tubularsock, however. But that hasn’t stopped Tubularsock from creating a tax haven (heaven to some) with his new Church of Tubularsock. Nice gig if you can get it!
 
Now for an aside: Tubularsock enjoys your work Ray. Most interesting really. Not that Tubularsock buys it but Tubularsock truly enjoys it and you are just too much fun! Cheers!
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 28, 2017 - 10:30pm
Tubularsock, I didn't say you didn't dream. I said you don't remember them all. I don't remember all my dreams either. I do remember the spectacular ones, and I've had a few of those.
 
You made a comment on my 1st article in WriterBeat, THE IMPERIAL POPE, where I recounted one of those memorable dreams. A few more of those special dreams are recorded in my target="_blank">Blog.
John G Added Aug 29, 2017 - 2:02am
RJC John G, would you like to rephrase this? "I don't see it as polarized in political terms."
Badly stated perhaps. I don't see it as a left vs right (in terms of revolutionary vs reactionary capitalist) polarisation. It's two right wing factions.
Pseudo democracies is right. It's all a psy-op.
Shane Laing Added Aug 29, 2017 - 3:57am
Gods Laws are a good guide but human nature takes over. Unfortunately mans need for money and power takes over. So it was, so it will ever be.
Tubularsock Added Aug 29, 2017 - 12:43pm
Ray, Tubularsock followed your links. Most interesting. Thanks.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 29, 2017 - 4:23pm
Tubularsock why do you refer to yourself in the 3rd person? I appreciate your support.
Doug Plumb Added Aug 30, 2017 - 4:05am
Ray Joseph: The Talmud and the Islam books may have something like the golden rule written but they also have other things written. Both religions believe that the enslavement of others is fine. They encourage it. Its worth noting that white slavery wasn't made illegal in Israel until 2006. They have, within their laws, brought over untold thousands of young girls with dreams of being models into their brothels, taken their passports and Jews have fucked them to death. They are openly sold in Israel. No one has ever been arrested.
  That is Judaism.
  Try learning about the Bolshevik Revolution. They don't bother killing, they bury their victims alive, sometimes after weeks of torture or being worked nearly to death. Judaism is a religion of unbounded hatred.
  Reading what the Jews did in Russia, regularly and with no sense of remorse, is a far more gruesome experience than seeing movies like The Hostel. It makes all the fake stories about that holocaust seem like childs play. You could never imagine what they imagined and did regularly unless you have a very sick mind.
  Islam and Judaism do not consider people outside their religion as people.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 30, 2017 - 7:45am
Doug, I agree the Bible and the Quran have both good and evil lines and visions in them. It's a matter of the heart in choosing what lines to believe and act upon. That IS the human test.
 
THIS LAND IS MINE
Doug Plumb Added Aug 30, 2017 - 8:56pm
Where are these evil lines in the NT? Does Christ advocate slavery? Murder? Theft? Not all religions are "equal". You have your common law rights from Christianity. Lose one and lose the other. Law comes from God in the courts- common law.
Doug Plumb Added Aug 30, 2017 - 8:57pm
The human test is REASON - Christianity brings it into law. It does not apply with others - only statutory laws in others.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 30, 2017 - 9:41pm
Doug, Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
How does a finite mind reason with The Eternal? It requires Patience, Humility, and Reverence.
 
I should have been clearer. The Jewish Old Testament and the NT is the inspiration for the Quran.
 
Personally, I believe this material World is still going by the Old Testament where God is recorded as saying I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
 
Even though our TIME is measured as the Year of The Lord 2017, it's only a small minority who accept and live by the new deal of Justification by Faith in Christ of the NT.
The Bible paints a picture in a few places in the NT, of many believing they are Good Christians, but not measuring up to Christ at all, being false Christians and not saved.
 
It's hard to imagine Jesus, and more so myself, suffering on the cross with the torture crucifixion was,  and having the Love and Forgiveness saying, Father, forgive them. They don't know what they are doing.
 
I believe the God and Father of Christ Jesus is ALL GOOD and a PEACEMAKER, HEALER, and FORGIVER OF SINS.
 
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Doug Plumb Added Aug 31, 2017 - 6:04pm
I explain the metaphysics of it here Dialectic: https://youtu.be/p4ViAWDgubs  The l;and isn't yours but the law and the money are. The courts and BS got us to let go of the reins.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Aug 31, 2017 - 7:41pm
Doug, I watched 1/2 hour of Dialetic. I am the view 'the Earth is The LORD's and everything in it' in the Spirit of that letter.
 
It is God who put the oil under the Arab States. It is God who put the gold, silver, iron, wood, and everything else in the dirt of the earth, that feeds us and keeps us alive. All of those resources God put in the Earth are to provide for ALL HUMANS, ALL PEOPLES, ALL NATIONS, ALL TONGUES.
 
Men and Nations go to WAR, killing and destroying people and property for those things. People kill, steal, lie and cheat other People for those idols to this Day.
 
Christianity has been watered down so much in the last 2000 years, it has lost sight of the Mission and Purpose. I see Pope Francis is trying to remind the Church, but who listens? The Chosen people of thousands of years ago are dead and gone. God is CHOOSING his People on Earth Today.
 
I can see the spirit of this ancient letter moves through the people of this earth to this Day; "Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
 
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.
None calls for Justice, nor any pleads for Truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies, and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper.
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
Their feet run to evil, and they make hast to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
The way of Peace they don't know; and there is no Judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goes therein shall not know Peace.

Therefore is Judgment far from us, neither does Justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
We all roar like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for Judgment, but there is none; for Salvation, but it is far off from us.
 
For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
And Judgment is turned away backward, and Justice stands afar off: for Truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
Yea, Truth fails; and he that departs from evil makes himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no Judgment.
Isaiah 59
Thomas Napers Added Sep 1, 2017 - 4:32am
Ari hit the nail on the head.  I would elaborate and say because we all live in the now, we think what we’re dealing with is worse or vastly different than those that lived before us. 
Dr. Rupert Green Added Sep 2, 2017 - 4:40am
We see here how prayer works. With millions of righteous praying for God to come and destroy this "evil world," I cannot see how it has not yet happened yet. Speaks to the power of god or his being merciful. Who said Texas's flood is based on America's acceptance of homosexuality?.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Sep 2, 2017 - 6:54am
Dr. Rupert, I would believe more 'righteous' are praying for the healing of this world than for it's destruction.
 
I remember some alleged Christian leaders said Hurricane Katrina was due to the acceptance of homosexuality. I've been wondering what they would say about Hurricane Harvey and haven't read anything on that yet?
Tubularsock Added Sep 2, 2017 - 11:09am
Ray, the reason Tubularsock refers to himself in third person is not all that clandestine or interesting, really.
 
When Tubularsock was created he was a cartoon.
 
When Tubularsock became a blog the name followed him as did his few fans.
 
And now Tubularsock has a mind of his own. Be careful what you create! Cheers!
Dr. Rupert Green Added Sep 7, 2017 - 12:57pm
@ ray. "Dr. Rupert, I would believe more 'righteous' are praying for the healing of this world than for it's destruction.
 
I remember some alleged Christian leaders said Hurricane Katrina was due to the acceptance of homosexuality. I've been wondering what they would say about Hurricane Harvey and haven't read anything on that yet?"
 
A better one. They say we speak different language and have the resulting strife because man wanted a pow wow with their God.
Ray Joseph Cormier Added Sep 7, 2017 - 2:39pm
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