- Satanic Strategy By Paris Reidhead
Published On :- 2014-Jan-5th
Over the weekend I became aware of a story that tracked a planned visit of NFL players to Israel.
Here is a good take of the story penned by Allison Kaplan Sommer:
Haaretz – Israel News
What was supposed to be a high-profile image-buffing visit by a delegation of 13 NFL players to Israel ended up failing to draw enough players to field a team.
In the end, only five of the players originally slated on the seven-day trip designed to make them “ambassadors of good will” for Israel ended up arriving to tour the Holy Land and seeing the sights, after a public relations fumble caused the majority to pull out.
The players who made the trip were Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell, Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Dan Williams, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker and Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks.
The decision of the other participants not to come on the trip took place after the visit was publicized by Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Minister Gilad Erdan on February 5, with a press release describing the trip as being part of an “intensive fight against the delegitimization and BDS campaigns against Israel, and part of this struggle includes hosting influencers and opinion-formers of international standing in different fields.” The football players would get “a balanced picture of Israel, the opposite from the false incitement campaign that is being waged against Israel around the world,” he said.
Move follows ‘open letter’ from Walker, Belafonte, Glover
The move was followed by the publishing of an “open letter” urging the players not to go, sponsored by pro-Palestinian activist groups and signed by high-profile activists and celebrities like Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover. At the very beginning of the letter, Erdan’s words are cited as evidence that Israel was “aiming to use your fame to advance their own agenda: an agenda that comes at the expense of the Palestinian people.”
The decision by the other eight players not to travel to Israel was led by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who signaled he was pulling out of the trip by tweeting a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. and a statement expressing resentment at what he saw as a manipulation by Israel’s government and declaring he wouldn’t “be used in such a manner.”
Since Bennett’s post, the ministry that had unveiled the trip with great fanfare went silent. After promising various updates on the delegation, Revital Yakin-Karkovsky, executive director for communications and strategy in the ministry, told the Associated Press that it would not comment on the visit.
The Tourism Ministry and the nonprofit America’s Voices in Israel organization, which were also involved in the planning, have also distanced themselves.
According to ESPN, the players who canceled their participation include Bennett’s brother Martellus, a tight end for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, along with Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde and Denver Broncos running back Justin Forsett, along with retired NFL linebacker Kirk Morrison.
The five players’ government-sponsored trip began Tuesday in the north of the country with a visit to Rambam Hospital, where the five players were given a tour and shown a presentation of a device developed by one of Rambam’s researchers that detects concussions in real time. Later, the players were set to include Yad Vashem and the Hebrew Israelite community in the southern city of Dimona.
Two of the visiting players, Jordan and Kendricks, have kept their fans updated on their travels by posting their adventures on social media.
Personally, my take is that all of us should do good to the extent that we can.
Carry One Another’s Burdens
…Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to the family of faith.
( Galatians 6:9-10)
Times are tough.
We all need help.
Sometimes it comes through friendship and actually working together.
At other times it comes through gracious and symbolic acts.
I am finding out that people sometimes view us different than we view ourselves.
In their lenses, we could have done more than we are doing.
We could have clarified something.
And, when they give us time to do so, and we choose not to do so, they will often move on.
But, that does not mean they forget or worse forgive.
I wish upon each of us “continuance in choosing good leadership“.
A while ago, we had a production problem and I needed help with instructions on how to get the system back operational.
One of seniors in the group explained to me how we got here and I was just staring and wondering if he thought an history is what I needed most of all.
I needed encouragement, access and privilege to the system, and an easy to understand guide.
A good friend shared with me a few years ago something to the effect that “sometimes people think or assume there needs are different than others“.
Paul Before the Areopagus ( Council or Court of Justice )
Nor is He served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.
From one man He made every nation of men, to inhabit the whole earth; and He determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their lands.
God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.…
( Acts 17:25-27 )
The Meaning of Evolution
Knowledge System – Science / History / Believe
Micro-Evolution Is Observed
Dobzhansky ‘s Fruit Flies
Quote by Roger Lewin
Father Ripperger teaches:
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a set of videos published via YouTube by Sensus Fidelium.
Sensus fidei (sense of the faith), also called sensus fidelium (sense of the faithful) when exercised by the body of the faithful as a whole, is “the supernatural appreciation of faith on the part of the whole people, when, from the bishops to the last of the faithful, they manifest a universal consent in matters of faith and morals“.
Quoting the document Lumen gentium of the Second Vatican Council, the Catechism of the Catholic Church adds: “By this appreciation of the faith, aroused and sustained by the Spirit of truth, the People of God, guided by the sacred teaching authority (Magisterium),… receives… the faith, once for all delivered to the saints… the People unfailingly adheres to this faith, penetrates it more deeply with right judgment, and applies it more fully in daily life.“
The terms sensus fidei fidelium (sense of the faith on the part of the faithful) and sensus fidei fidelis (sense of the faith on the part of an individual member of the faithful) are also used.
Loyal Rue is a philosopher who is questioning the Christian Worldview based on new revelations that is arising from Science.
I first became aware of Mr. Rue and his views based on listening to Ravi Zacharias and others from RZIM.
George W. Cornell, AP religion writer
Published On 2001-Jan-20th
Religious philosopher Loyal D. Rue says modern culture urgently needs a “noble lie” – a myth that links the moral teachings of religion with the scientific facts of life.
He said science “has eroded the plausibility of the Judeo-Christian myths. It has got into our heads and consciousness in such a way that the traditional myths can’t be swallowed.”The myths, he said, include archaic views of the universe; a presumption that humans are at the center of existence; and the stories of Jesus’ resurrection and of Moses bringing God’s Ten Commandments down from a mountain.
Dispel the myths of religion, he said, and all that is left is nihilism, which considers life and the universe meaningless.
“Nihilism is not something that can be argued away. . . . ,” he said. “I assume it’s true. But it is ultimately destructive,” a “monstrous truth.”
The myths served as a framework for religious teachings that brought about man’s betterment, Rue says. Without their “integration of cosmology and morality” – of cosmic facts with idealism – people will deny fixed standards and do whatever they choose, splintering society.
Or, they might embrace the “totalitarian option,” which relies on government to force humans to behave, he said.
Rue, 46, a professor of religion and philosophy at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, presented his thesis at a recent symposium of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington.
A churchgoing but skeptical Lutheran, Rue suggests that we start all over, and create a new myth – a “noble lie” that squares with what is known scientifically, something that is convincing though it may not be factual.
What would that lie be? He doesn’t specify. “It remains for the artists, the poets, the novelists, the musicians, the filmmakers, the tricksters and the masters of illusion to winch us toward our salvation by seducing us into an embrace with a noble lie,” he told the scientific meeting.
Perhaps, he said in an interview, it is possible to rework, transpose and rephrase the Judeo-Christian tradition to make it plausible again.
In any case, the illusion must be “so imaginative and so compelling that it can’t be resisted,” so “beautiful and satisfying” that all would feel they have to accept it, he told the meeting.
“What I mean by the noble lie is one that deceives us, tricks us, compels us beyond self-interest, beyond ego, beyond family, nation, race . . . that will deceive us into the view that our moral discourse must serve the interests not only of ourselves and each other, but those of the earth as well.”
He said this lie would present a “universe that is infused with value. And such a universe is ultimately, I think, a great fiction. The universe just is. But a noble lie attributes objective value to it.”
He said “the great irony of our moment in history” is that what “we have most deeply feared” – being deceived – “is the ultimate source of our salvation from psychological and social chaos.”
He said “a good lie, a noble lie, is one that can’t be shown to be a lie by exposing it to a known truth or to science.”
“We need a kind of myth, a story, a vision of universality, that will get us pulling together, not just as Americans, but that will make us one, and give us solidarity of purpose,” he said.
“It must be a lie that inspires us to give up selfish interests in the service of noble ideals. . . . ” he said. “Without some kind of shared orientation, we can’t cooperate and can’t have a coherent society.”
“Without such lies we cannot live,” he said.