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Obama Blames the Justice System for Ferguson

 

SEE Jared Taylor’s commentary on Obama’s entirely predictable reaction to a grand jury’s refusal to indict Darren Wilson and the subsequent rioting last night:

Mr. Obama spoke for nearly 10 minutes, and spent about seven of them blaming the police. He said protesters have “legitimate issues of how communities and law enforcement interact,” and called anger over the refusal to indict “an understandable reaction.” He explained that Ferguson is an example of the “broader challenges that we still face as a nation.” He said he has “instructed Attorney General Holder to work with cities across the country . . . to train law enforcement so it conducts itself in a way that is fair to everybody.”

“This is not just an issue for Ferguson, this is an issue for America,” he explained, adding that the country can look forward to “tackling much-needed criminal justice reform.” “America isn’t everything that it could be,” he said sorrowfully, but “we can make progress not just in Ferguson but in a lot of communities and cities around the country.” (Continued)

On Theistic Evolution, cont.

 

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MANY CHRISTIANS have tried to reconcile the belief in an omnipotent Creator with Darwinian theories of evolution. Discussion continues in a recent entry on this subject. A reader contends that God could have used randomness to create life forms slowly over time and suggests that this view is compatible with Christian belief. The reader, Mike, writes:

Randomness is a tool that can be used creatively, and if it’s available to humanity I hesitate to say that it’s not available to God.

But the idea that randomness in any meaningful sense brought about the complexity and interdependence of higher, or even lower, life forms is untenable. There is no convincing scientific evidence that randomness was part of the origins of life. There is abundant evidence of conscious intention and design.

Furthermore, why would God choose to operate in this way, essentially playing a game with seeming randomness? For what reason? That God somehow fashioned life slowly and gradually, discarding lower forms for higher, is entirely incompatible with Scripture. If Genesis is pure myth, then why couldn’t the Incarnation be pure myth? Why would God choose to confuse and virtually deceive us in this way?

This view of an evolutionary God demolishes the concept of Original Sin. According to Genesis, Original Sin brought about death. If many quasi-human beings preceded the first human being — something which has never been proved by the fossil record or archaeology — how was death anything new or a divine punishment for Original Sin?

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Ferguson and Hard Hearts

 

PAUL writes:

Perhaps only God or Satan could harden the hearts of Americans to the extent we have been seeing for decades.  In Ferguson, Missouri a grand jury with many blacks on it decided not to indict a white police officer despite the whole black and liberal white community wanting the officer to be indicted.  The State of Missouri is in an alert status, while five dead whites were murdered in St. Louis, Missouri on September 2nd by a black, habitually-violent criminal, and the Media and politicians said nothing about it.

The Right to Chopped Celery

 

JOHN F. writes from Lemoyne, Pennsylvania:

Not a day does not go by without checking out your  blog. It is a must read for me every day if I want to hold onto my sanity, or what it left of it after six years of the great Obamgogue.

I have a small anecdote about “The Decline of Chopping” story.

I work part-time at a grocery store in Pennstlvania, in the produce department.  (This is in addition to my full-time job.)

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“Shame on You”

 

EVELYN writes:

You are not a Catholic. Nor are you a thinking Catholic. I will pray for you, that you will find the compassion that Jesus, our Lord and Savior teaches us to have for our fellow man. I will pray that idiotic statements such as Mexican people should stay and work on fixing their Country. Have you been to Mexico and seen the face of poverty on your sister and brother’s faces? If you cannot feed yourself, how are you to have energy to do anything but survive?

I would bet anything that you were raised in a home with plenty, and still live in a home with plenty.

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The People and Ferguson

 

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PROTESTS are scheduled in dozens of towns and cities around the country in response to the pending grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Michael Brown. Among the organizations planning the protests is A.N.S.W.E.R. Read Lee Cary’s article for details.

Brian Becker, above, co-founder of A.N.S.W.E.R is “a former member of the Secretariat of the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party (WWP).”

The Cosby Show

 

M. CATHERINE EVANS and Bill Kassel both argue at The American Thinker that even if the recent allegations against Bill Cosby are true, he has been the target of Communist-style character assassination primarily because of his message of self reliance and moral improvement for blacks.

Thanksgiving: The Shopping Holiday

 

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WHILE more stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day, forcing employees such as those at the Toys R Us store where this notice was posted to work on the holiday, there is also a growing consumer movement to stop the trend.

The End of the World (Coming Soon Near You?)

 

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The Last Judgment, as portrayed on the portal of the Cathedral of Saint-Lazare

THE end of the world may be the most forbidden and censored subject in the history of human discourse. It’s pathetic how few people are interested in talking about it. Well, I guess it’s not surprising. We ourselves are immortal and are so blinded by earthly things that we like to think this world will go on and on and on. People tend especially in our day, so primitive and God-less that it looks suspiciously like the forerunner to doomsday, to avoid any kind of rumination on the last days. Too often, this important subject is left to those who live on the margins of society, weirdos and kooky people who warn that the end of the world is nigh. They may be right and they may be wrong about the timing, but they are most definitely right that the event will occur.

The law of entropy, which abides in all of nature, tells us on a scientific level that the world is finite. Jesus Christ has confirmed what nature foreshadows.

It could happen anytime. You cannot change the world, but you can prepare yourself for its spectacular and dramatic end.

On this the last Sunday of the ecclesiastical year, in the traditional calendar of the Catholic Church we meditate on Chapter 24 in Matthew, in which Christ very explicitly explains to the disciples what will happen. It is not kookiness, but firm reason, to believe every word He says:

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America: A Marketplace, not a Nation

 

FROM OBAMA’S speech last night creating amnesty for five million immigrants so that they can someday vote for the Democratic Party and calling for more visas for foreign, high-skilled workers:

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The Latest Stats on the Vatican II Religion

 

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SEE a report on the”faithful departed” at Novus Ordo Watch.

Early Snow

 

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SNOW on rooftops near Toronto, as photographed this week by Kidist Paulos Asrat.

Teeth

 

RON C. writes:

With respect to teeth and diet, I have very sensitive gums and the insides of my mouth. If I eat processed food, I can feel an uncomfortable tingling in my mouth which does not go away until I brush my teeth or rinse with mouth wash. However if I eat a meal of fresh vegetables (any unprocessed food) my mouth feels quite good. I’ve come to the conclusion that what God has made has a goodness to it which makes the various parts of our body compatible with any natural intake. As St. Paul writes somewhere, eat everything from God with thanksgiving. What man has wrought is rot.

A Cosby Exhibit at the Smithsonian

 

This portrait of Bill and Camille Cosby is part of a collection of African American Art loaned to the Smitsonian

This portrait of Bill and Camille Cosby by Simmie Knox is part of a collection of African American Art loaned to the Smithsonian

THE Smithsonian Museum of African Art embarrassingly has a new exhibit from the collection of Camille and Bill Cosby, who are so much in the news for allegations that Bill drugged and raped white aspiring actresses, quite an ironic twist on the message of oppression that comes through here and there in the exhibit catalogue materials. The exhibit, titled “Conversations: African and African American Artwork in Dialogue,” displays African works alongside those by African Americans.

The superiority of the American pieces is striking, judging from the works displayed by the Smithsonian online. The African artworks, such as the sculptures below which are from the 19th and 20th centuries, are brutal, ugly and primitive. The African American pieces, not including the ridiculous portrait of Camille and Bill above, show in some cases a relatively high level of artistic transcendence. Thus despite the accompanying instructional material, that speaks of enslavement and racial injustice in America, the exhibit suggests that blacks were liberated and elevated when they came into contact with Western civilization.

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Kongo artist, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo;
Late 19th, early 20th century

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Senufo artist, Côte d’Ivoire
Male and female figures
Mid-20th century

 

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Thuggery and the Pizza Industrial Complex

 

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James Crabtree, 45, was delivering pizza in Columbus, Ohio on the evening of October, 29, 2014 when he was shot multiple times and robbed of approximately $50. No arrests have been made. He is one of countless low-paid pizza drivers who have been killed while delivering the cheese-slathered particleboard that is now the world’s most disgusting foodstuff.

 

KRISTOR writes:

Reading over Alan’s list of depredations in Saint Louis since August, I could not help noticing that many of the crimes occurred in connection with the pizza industry. I make nothing of this – I don’t know what I could possibly make of it. But it rather leapt out at me. Is there some weird conjunction of universes going on, between thuggery and pizza?

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