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Friday, September 11, 2015

Fourteen Years of Stupidity and Self-Destruction



The aftermath of September 11, 2001, encapsulates the stupidity and self-destruction brought upon our lives by greed and deception.

My first response was, "Now they will seal the borders." But instead, we have had a 14 year blitz of making American Muslim while attacking Christianity and Judaism at every possibly opportunity.

The borders are wide open, violating Article IV, Section 4 of the US Constitution. that Congress will protect us against foreign invasion.

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

I blame the mainline denominations - ELCA-WELS-ELS-LCMS - for undermining America, leading by bad example. Each leader is worse than the one before and the results are obvious.

Every so often some people notice the cozy relationship between Thrivent, Planned Parenthood, and all the Lutheran sects. But no one deals with the way WELS and LCMS are velcroed to ELCA at every level. How delicious it must be to look stern and denounce ELCA, just before galloping off to another joint effort with ELCA. And ELCA winks. They know Missouri and WELS must toss some red meat at their base, just to keep the carnivores happy for a few more months.

The assumptions of the apostate Lutheran leaders are validated by the response of the sheep and shepherds, content to nod off again into a tranquil sleep, murmuring, "Thank God we are not ELCA."



Herman Melville, The Pulpit, from Moby Dick

Nor was the pulpit itself without a trace of the same sea-taste that had achieved the ladder and the picture. Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on a projecting piece of scroll work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak

What could be more full of meaning?—for the pulpit is ever this earth's foremost part; all the rest comes in its rear; the pulpit leads the world. From thence it is the storm of God's quick wrath is first descried, and the bow must bear the earliest brunt. From thence it is the God of breezes fair or foul is first invoked for favourable winds. Yes, the world's a ship on its passage out, and not a voyage complete; and the pulpit is its prow.

This is the pulpit Melville described, New Bedford, Massachusetts.