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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Let Me Entertain You

Why did you run off secretly
and deceive me?
Why didn't you tell me,
so I could send you away
with joy
and singing
to the music
of tambourines
and harps?
~ Genesis 31


One Thing Leads To Another

I gain understanding
from your precepts;
therefore I hate
every wrong path.
~ Psalm 119



The deception with tact
Just what are you trying to say
You've got a blank face, which irritates
Communicate, pull out your party piece
You see dimensions in two
State your case with black or white
But when one little cross
Leads to shots, grit your teeth
You run for cover so discreet
Why don't they

Do what they say, say what you mean
Oh well, one thing leads to another
You told me something wrong
I know I listen too long
But then one thing leads to another

The impression that you sell
Passes in and out like a scent
But the long face that you see
Comes from living close to your fears
If this is up, then I'm up
But you're running out of sight
You've seen your name on the walls
And when one little bump
Leads to shock miss a beat
You run for cover and there's heat
Why don't they

Do what they say, say what they mean
One thing leads to another
You told me something wrong
I know I listen too long
But then one thing leads to another
Yeah, yeah, yeah

One thing leads to another

Then it's easy to believe
Somebody's been lying to me
But when the wrong word
goes in the right ear
I know you've been lying to me
It's getting rough, off the cuff
I've got to say enough's enough
Bigger the harder he falls
But when the wrong antidote
Is like a bulge on the throat
You run for cover in the heat
Why don't they

Do what they say, say what they mean
One thing leads to another
You told me something wrong
I know I listen too long
But then one thing leads to another

One thing leads to another...

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Man With The Hoe

The Man With The Hoe
by Jean-François Millet



The Man With The Hoe

~Edwin Markham

God made man in His own image
In the image of God He made him.
~ Genesis

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground,
The emptiness of ages in his face,
And on his back the burden of the world.
Who made him dead to rapture and despair
A thing that grieves not and that never hopes,
Stolid and stunned, a brother to the ox?
Who loosened and let down this brutal jaw?
Whose was the hand that slanted back this brow?
Whose breath blew out the light within this brain?

Is this the Thing the Lord God made and gave
To have dominion over sea and land;
To trace the stars
and search the heavens for power;
To feel the passion of Eternity?
Is this the dream He dreamed
who shaped the suns
And markt their ways upon the ancient deep?
Down all the caverns of Hell to their last gulf
There is no shape more terrible than this--
More tongued with censure
of the world's blind greed--
More filled with signs and portents for the soul--
More packt with danger to the universe.

What gulfs between him and the seraphim!
Slave of the wheel of labor, what to him
Are Plato and the swing of Pleiades?
What the long reaches of the peaks of song,
The rife of dawn, the reddening of the rose?
Through this dread shape the suffering ages look;
Time's tragedy is in that aching stoop;
Through this dread shape humanity betrayed,
Plundered, profaned and disinherited,
Cries protest to the Powers that made the world,
A protest that is also prophecy.

O masters, lords and rulers in all lands,
Is this the handiwork you give to God,
This monstrous thing distorted and soul-quencht?
How will you ever straighten up this shape;
Touch it again with immortality;
Give back the upward looking and the light;
Rebuild in it the music and the dream;
Make right the immemorial infamies,
Perfidious wrongs, Immedicable woes?

O masters, lords and rulers in all lands,
How will the future reckon with this Man?
How answer his brute question in that hour
When whirlwinds of rebellion shake all shores?
How will it be with kingdoms and with kings
With those who shaped him to the thing he is
When this dumb Terror shall rise to judge the world,
After the silence of the centuries?

DIRT ..... by Rabbi Avi Shafran



DIRT


by Rabbi Avi Shafran



With all the hyped-up headlines, the old joke practically insisted on being dusted off.

The one about the group of scientists who inform G-d that His services are no longer needed, that their knowledge of the universe now allows them to run it just fine themselves, thank You.

“Can you create life like I did?” asks the Creator.

“No problem,” they reply as they confidently gather some dirt and fiddle with the settings on their shiny biologocyclotron.

“Excuse Me,” interrupts the heavenly voice. “Get your own dirt.”

The breathless reports about J. Craig Venter’s modestly named J. Craig Venter Institute’s recent biochemical feat weren’t just tabloid titillation either. The respectable Christian Science Monitor heralded the “creation” of the “first synthetic life form.” The venerated journal Science referred to the crafting of a “synthetic cell.” At least Scientific American remained sufficiently sober to add a question mark after the phrase “Life From Scratch.”

To be sure, the technological feat was impressive, even astounding. Scientists at the Institute constructed an entire genome (the chromosomes that code for the inheritable traits of an organism) of one bacterium from commercially manufactured units of DNA and transplanted
it into a cell of a different bacterium that had been emptied of its own genetic material. And the Frankengerm began to function as if it were a full-fledged member of the first microbe’s family.

Some, including some who invoked religion, have objected to such biological tinkering. Whether there is any authentically Jewish objection to genetic transfer research, or if Jewish law prohibits Jews from engaging in it, are questions for halachic experts, not me. But, as Biotechnology and Bioengineering Professor Martin Fussenegger of Switzerland notes, “chimeric organisms have long been created through breeding and, more recently, through the transfer of native genomes into denucleated target cells.” In other words, mules and tangelos and genetically modified foods are nothing terribly new.

The scale of the recent laboratory success, to be sure, was impressive. An entire genome took up residence and functioned in a host cell. But the host, all said and done (and hyped), was an already-living cell, denuded though it was of its genetic material, not a plastic bag. So,
despite all the headline-hooplah, life was not engendered; it was manipulated.

Or in the words of Caltech geneticist David Baltimore: “[Venter] has not created life, only mimicked it.”

There is a miracle here but, to put it starkly, it is being misidentified. The marvel isn’t the scientists’ feat – which, Professor Fussenegger notes further, represents “a technical advance, not a conceptual one” – but rather life itself, the wonder of a living cell.

The celebrated Jewish thinker Rabbi E. E. Dessler (1892-1953) wrote that there really is no inherent difference between nature and what we call the miraculous. We simply use the word “nature” for the miracles to which we are accustomed, and “miracles” for those we haven’t previously experienced. All there is, in the end, is G-d’s will.

When a sheep was first successfully cloned 14 years ago, we were all rightly amazed too. But the more perceptive among us realized that the source of the amazement was the coaxing of genetic material to do precisely what it does all the time “naturally”: code for traits,
replicate and direct protein synthesis. Dolly’s production, to be sure, was a major accomplishment; myriad obstacles had to be overcome, and a single set of chromosomes, rather than the usual pair from two parents, had to be convinced to do the job. But it was still, in the end, essentially a miracle that takes place millions of times in hundreds of thousands of species each and every day without capturing most people’s attention.

And forty-odd years ago, heart transplants, too, were flabbergasting. But, at least to thoughtful men and women, they were never remotely as amazing as hearts.

So we cheat ourselves if we let the media focus our attention on what humans have accomplished here, impressive though it is. The miracle is Divine, even if its ubiquity usually keeps it under our radars.

Well, actually, there is something wondrous about what the scientists did here too. Because what might be the greatest miracle of Creation is that, above and beyond all other life on earth, we humans have been granted the astonishing ability to think and discover, to analyze and creatively utilize the rest of nature. What a wondrous gift.

Like the dirt.


© 2010 AM ECHAD RESOURCES

Rabbi Shafran is director of public affairs
for Agudath Israel of America

Paper Sun

I have much to write to you,
but I do not want to use paper and ink.
Instead, I hope to visit you
and talk with you face to face,
so that our joy may be complete.
~2 John 1

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Crying Days

But as for me?
I am filled with power...
With the Spirit of the LORD...
And with justice and courage
To make known to Jacob
his rebellious act,
Even to Israel, his sin...

~ Micah 3

Major Danger

Listen!
Your watchmen lift up their voices;
together they shout for joy.
When the LORD returns to Zion,
they will see it with their own eyes.
~ Isaiah 52

Deep Purple

You belong to your father, the devil,
and you want to carry out your father's desire.
He was a murderer from the beginning,
not holding to the truth,
for there is no truth in him.
When he lies,
he speaks his native language,
for he is a liar and the father of lies.
~ John 8

Beach Baby

"Sir," the woman said,
"you have nothing to draw with
and the well is deep.
Where can you get this living water?
~ John 4


Whatever happened to the boy next door?
the suntanned, crew-cut All American male?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Everybody's Gotta Live

If a wicked man turns away
from the wickedness he has committed
and does what is just and right,
he will save his life.
Because he considers
all the offenses he has committed
and turns away from them,
he will surely live; he will not die.
Yet the house of Israel says,
The way of the LORD is not just.
Are my ways unjust,
O house of Israel?
Is it not your ways that are unjust?
~ Ezekiel 18

Heretic

The LORD your GOD
will raise up for you
a prophet like me
from among your own brothers.
You must listen to him.
~ Deuteronomy 18

Takin' The Whip To Your Own Temple...

What do you prefer?
Shall I come to you with a whip,
or in love
and with a gentle spirit?
~ 1 Corinthians 4

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

GOD Is Trying To Tell You Something...

Abraham said,
"Now that I have been so bold
as to speak to the LORD,
what if only 20 can be found there?"
The LORD said,
"For the sake of 20,
I will not destroy it."
Then Abraham said,
"May the LORD not be angry,
but let me speak just once more.
What if only 10 can be found there?"
The LORD answered,
"For the sake of 10,
I will not destroy it."
When the LORD had finished
speaking with Abraham,
he left, and Abraham returned home.
~ Genesis 18


FOR THE SAKE OF TEN....


Come Talk To Me

These commandments
that I give you today
are to be upon your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Talk about them
when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down
and when you get up.
Tie them as symbols
on your hands
and bind them
on your foreheads.
~ Deuteronomy 6

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just Go Have A Talk With GOD...

Will your long-winded speeches never end?
What ails you that you keep on arguing?
~ Job 16



...when you feel your life's too hard...
just go have a talk with GOD.

Mercy Street

Laws of Justice and Mercy:

Do not spread false reports.
Do not help a wicked man
by being a malicious witness.
Do not follow the crowd
in doing wrong.
When you give testimony in a lawsuit,
do not pervert justice
by siding with the crowd...
~ Exodus 23

The End Has No End

This calls for patient endurance
on the part of the saints
who obey GOD's commandments
and remain faithful to Jesus.
~ Revelation 14

Stupid Rich Confabulater Funding Mo's Necrosis

BILL GATES FUNDS GULEN ISLAMIST MOVEMENT

NEW FRIEND FOR NEW ISLAMIC WORLD ORDER

$10.5 MILLION FOR MADRASSAH

By

Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.

The Fethullah Gulen movement, which seeks to restore the Ottoman Empire, has found a friend and benefactor in Bill Gates of Microsoft fame.

Mr. Gates is ranked the third wealthiest person on planet earth.

In 2007, through the Texas High School Project, the Gates Foundation shelled out $10,550,000 to the Cosmos Foundation, a Gulen enterprise that operates twenty five publicly funded charter schools in Texas.

The Internal Revenue Service Form 990 for Cosmos shows that the Cosmos Foundation received $41,570,721 from taxpayers.

At present, there are 85 Gulan madrassahs (Islamic schools) in the United States, and all operate with public funding.

At the Gulen schools, students are indoctrinated in Turkish culture, language, and religion so that they may be of service in making Fethullah Gulan’s dream of a universal caliphate a reality. The madrassahs sponsor Turkish clubs, Turkish language societies, Turkish dance groups, and annual trips to Istanbul.

According to Stephen Schwartz of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, the 85 Gulen schools advance and promote Islamic beliefs; present the Ottoman Empire, which lasted from 1299 to 1923, as a golden age; and serve to rewrite history by denying the Armenian holocaust under the Turks during World War I.

Many of the teachers at these schools are Turkish émigrés with questionable credentials. Some possess H-1B non immigrant visas which should only be granted to individuals who possess “highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor.” The female faculty members appear in their classrooms wearing hijabs and traditional Islamic attire.

Critics can’t understand why the schools are staffed with imported elementary and secondary school teachers when thousands of trained and certified American educators are begging for teaching positions.

But are the schools really subversive?

Rachel Sharon-Krespin writes: “His (Gulen’s) followers target youth in the eighth through twelfth grades, mentor and indoctrinate them in the ışıkevi, educate them in the Fethullah schools, and prepare them for future careers in legal, political, and educational professions in order to create the ruling classes of the future Islamist, Turkish state.”

Even more telling is a comment from Nurettin Veren, Gulen’s right hand man for 35 years, who said: “These schools are like shop windows. Recruitment and Islamization are carried out through night classes.

The use of the Islamic practice of taqiyya or deception to mask the true nature of the schools has been upheld by Gulen himself. In a 1999 sermon, the Turkish pasha offered the following advice to his followers:

You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence … trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—[just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here.

Fethullah Gulen has been called the “most dangerous Islamist” in the world.

He has amassed a fortune – - thanks, in part, to the CIA – - of $25 billion.

This money has been used to transform the secular government of Turkey into an Islamic Republic under the Justice and Democratic Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma, AKP)- – a party under the Gulen’s control.

Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s first Islamist President, is a Gulen disciple along with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Yusuf Ziya Ozcan, the head of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education.

Under the AKP, Turkey has transformed from a secular state into an Islamic country with 85,000 active mosques – - one for every 350- citizens – - the highest number per capita in the world, 90,000 imams, more imams than teachers and physicians – - and thousands of state-run Islamic schools.

Despite the rhetoric of European Union accession, Turkey has transferred its alliance from Europe and the United States to Russia and Iran. It has moved toward friendship with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Syria and created a pervasive anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, and anti-America animus throughout the populace.

Gulen has also established thousands of schools throughout central Asia and Europe.

Because of their subversive nature, these schools have been outlawed in Russia and Uzbekistan.

Even the Netherlands, a nation that embraces pluralism and tolerance, has opted to cut funding to the Gulen schools because of their imminent threat to the social order.


confabulate:
Psychology - To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.

necrosis:
"death of bodily tissue," 1665, from Gk. nekrosis "a becoming dead, state of death," from nekroun "make dead," from nekros "dead body" (see necro-).
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

I Told You When I Came I Was A Stranger

For you have spent enough time in the past
doing what pagans choose to do—
living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness,
orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.
They think it strange
that you do not plunge with them
into the same flood of dissipation,
and they heap abuse on you.
But they will have to give account
to him who is ready to judge
the living and the dead.
~ 1 Peter 4



Angry?

And are you now turning away from the LORD ?
If you rebel against the LORD today,
tomorrow he will be angry
with the whole community of Israel.
~ Joshua 22


Say to those with fearful hearts,
"Be strong, do not fear;
your GOD will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you."
~ Isaiah 35