Merrick Garland: Obama’s Anti-Gun Nominee

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 1 week ago

Uncle:

He doesn’t like free speech.

The Second Amendment Foundation and The National Rifle Association oppose his appointment to the court.

He supported a hearing to ban handguns in DC.

He supported a gun registry.

And back in 2008, Dave Kopel ran down his record on guns.

Okay, so here’s my take.  We can accept this bastard now, which is absolutely loathsome and objectionable, or we can wait until, in order, (1) Trump is nominated, (2) Trump loses to Hillary, and (3) Hillary appoints someone as bad or worse.

I’m not suggesting that we accept the bastard.  If the Senate caves and has hearings on him, they all ought to be tarred and feathered.  I’m merely placing bad and worse in juxtaposition to make a point.  Terry McAuliffe and the power of the vote in northern Virginia will give Virginia to Hillary.  I guarantee it.

In know North Carolina because I live here.  Folks around these parts are horrified at Trump’s antics.  Listen to me.  Embarrassed and horrified.  North Carolina will go for Hillary, I guarantee it.  Florida will be reliable democrat territory.  Colorado is too dominated by Denver, Vail and Aspen, with too few blue collar workers, to go GOP this time, especially with so little difference between the two candidates.  The key swing states will go for Hillary.

Trump has won his states with less than a majority of the GOP voters.  Of the voters left, many of them are conservative Christians who will never vote for someone who supports abortion (not to mention socialized medicine, the two things to which we said we would never agree – remember?).  I said I won’t vote for Trump, and I won’t.  I won’t throw away my vote on yet another least bad option, one who supports abortion, supports a single payer health care system, has a squishy record on gun rights, and is a proven hypocrite on foreign workers and immigration (my four no-compromise issues).  The GOP voters won’t turn out for him like they turned out for the primaries, the party is too fractured.  It will not become fractured, it already is fractured, like a light bulb thrown down on the floor.  Totally busted.  Not in the future, but right now.  It’s over.

Trump cannot win a general election, and virtually all of the polls say that.  So Hillary will be the next president.  The biggest issue we might face will be that Hillary wins with a single party vote with voters pulling a single “lever,” thus ushering in democratic control of the senate and house.  This would give Hillary everything she needed for an assault weapons ban, national gun registry, control over sales of ammunition, and justices on the supreme court to back it all up.

The long and short of it is this.  Prepare for what’s coming.  Steel yourself.  Or better, I hope you are already prepared and putting the finishing touches on your preparations, mental and otherwise.



  • john jay

    we’ve been through worse, and we survived. it must be added, however, that we’ve lived through worse because brave men died for their beliefs. just sayin’

  • FrozenPatriot

    More importantly, brave men killed for their beliefs.

    And stop saying “just sayin'”. Children invoke that pathetic phrase when they can’t or don’t want to defend what they just said.

  • Dan Morgan

    Do the right thing, and the consequences take care of themselves. No excuses, no rationalisation. Man up, do the right thing, or go on over to the other side, where you belong. We don’t want or need you.

  • Ammono Cruose

    If Trump gets the nomination and you don’t vote for him, then you are voting for Clinton. I don’t care if you have a personal hatred of Trump. I don’t care if you don’t agree with all of his policies. I don’t care what you have against Trump. He will NOT be as bad for America as Hillary. He CANNOT be as bad for America as Hillary, no on can. Clinton is the very epitome of evil in this world.
    This is Romney and Obama all over again. Any Conservative that didn’t hold their nose and vote for the R is directly responsible for everything Obama has done the last 7 years and they will be responsible for everything Clinton does for the next 8.

  • Fred

    Garland disqualified himself at the announcement in the rose garden. He said he would uphold the constitution and the laws passed by congress.The high court is supposed to uphold only the constitution and be a counter balance to the congress and president. Why have a high court if it only rubber stamps whatever rights congress grants us? I agree with Hershel and would add that America broke covenant with God. The two candidates accurately reflect the American electorate. It’s really happening. America is dying a most grotesque death. Get ready.

  • jwoop66

    Im in NC. I haven’t met anyone “horrified” by him. Lotta libs here – sure. Trump won by a strong margin in NC. Not disagreeing with your overall post, however.

  • Lina Inverse

    “Show us on the doll where Trump touched you.”

    Seriously, your incandescent Trump Derangement Syndrome is something to behold, but the whole package you present is beyond fantastic:

    Outside of Illinois, a few counties in California (probably soon to be reversed by the Ninth en banc) and D.C. moving from a total ban to something significantly worse than NYC, Heller and McDonald haven’t’ changed the facts on the ground at all, with the Supreme Court denying cert to every appeal that might enforce those decisions (the Illinois lower court decisions in our favor weren’t appealed).

    The idea that Trump as the Republican nominee will result in a Senate 15 seat swing super-majority that would then be willing to enact the gun-grabber’s wish list strikes me as vanishingly unlikely, that would require the Democrats taking all 7 competitive races and 8 considered to be “safe”, out of a total of 24, and not lose either Nevada or Colorado or any of their “safe” seats (this quick detailed analysis based on Ballotpedia).

    Me, I’m not looking for a perfect candidate, if I had “four no-compromise issues” at your level of no-compromise—did you even vote for Reagan, for he didn’t satisfy them—I wouldn’t ever be voting for a Republican, or probably any human being. For this election, I consider the RKBA more than safe enough (see above), with us marching forward smartly outside of the slave states. Immigration is the alpha and omega, for without solving that we won’t have a nation.

    And while I don’t trust Trump, I trust Cruz much less on this issue, Trump has for example been consistent on his “Intels yes, Infosyses no” H-1B position, Cruz wanted to increase the lottery quota by 5 times to 325,000 per year (that doesn’t include, for example, foreign graduates of US colleges), until he got religion a few months ago and memory holed that amendment on his web site and called for a six month “moratorium” … of a program with a one year cycle. Professionals like us would have to engage in classic Marxist false consciousness to vote for Cruz, and I try to avoid that.

    Also, if you’re so sure Trump can’t beat the Lizard Queen, after, for example, with a couple of sentences about Bill’s sexual assaults and her enabling, doing more to slag the Clinton machine that all the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy managed in 24 years, well, obviously we don’t live in the same reality, your’s is more of a Pauline Kael’s, without her implicit acknowledgement there was a world outside the bubble she stated she was in.

    And then there’s my bottom line after the two last straws with Obama’s reelection and the GOPe’s eternal surrender to him and the left, our worst case is Trump isn’t our candidate. He’s our murder weapon.And the GOP is our victim.. Yes, we’re willing to “burn it all down”; for me, better now while everyone in my extended family is fairly healthy aside from my > 80 parents, and are otherwise well situated.

  • tiswritten

    and the polls are always right, so Trump should just concede to the
    RINOs and Hillary, right? There have been so many predictions from the
    right, the left, and the mainstream media since Trump threw his hat in
    the ring with regards to what point in the process he would/will flame
    out. You’ve all been wrong. I’m not sure what the world you live your
    daily life in looks like, Captain, but I know the people on my level are
    suffering. There is a lot of anger. Let me tell you what I’m seeing.
    Moderate democrats are saying they will vote for Trump because the
    recognize the far left completely controls their party and are tearing
    the country apart (Obama, etc.) Independents are saying they will vote
    for Trump because career politicians are ruining their lives with
    financial burden and loss of freedoms. All republicans except those in
    your bubble will vote for Trump, even if they consider it the lesser of
    two evils because the are fed up with the repulican “establishment” and
    are scared to death of the possibility of Clinton as President (as we
    all should be). I think your bubble that I referred to is much smaller
    than you think. I am not a big Trump fan at all, but considering all the
    other choices (both in the primaries and the upcoming general election)
    he is the only outsider. Someone is going to be President, so it might
    as well be someone different who doesn’t bow to the media, doesn’t toe
    the political correctness line, and isn’t owned by lobbyists. I am in
    complete opposition to some of the things Trump has said or done, and
    the things that concern you concern me as well. If I am honest and look
    at those concerns objectively asking, “Who is a bigger threat/offender?”
    Hands down, Hillary and the democrats are the biggest threat. It is sad
    to see what our country has become. I believe there will be bloodshed
    regardless of what happens with Trump. If the GOP tries to steal the
    nomination from him, there will be some crazy Trump supporters who will
    do stupid things. If Trump gets the nomination, Soro’s pets (Black Lives
    Matters, etc.) have guaranteed rioting. Good times in America, huh?

  • http://www.gracecountrybiblechurch.wordpress.com grace country pastor

    America is under no covenant agreements with God. God only made covenant agreements with the nation He created, Israel, as it was Israel who agreed to “keep” the law. Nations other than Israel are called Gentile, heathen or uncircumcised nations. That would be you and I here in Amerika.

    Israel is fallen along with all the Gentile nations. God has absolutely zero covenant agreements in effect with any living persons in this dispensation of grace. Covenant agreements are past and future, not present.

    In this dispensation men do not have sin issues, they have Son issues.

    2 Cor 5:19-21… “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of
    reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”

    Sin has been dealt with on the cross. God is not judging men or nations today based upon what they do, but what they believe. He has declared a period (dispensation – Eph 3) of grace and peace, before His wrath is to be poured out.

    God has reconciled the world unto Himself by way of the cross. It is the world which is not reconciled back to God. Believe that Christ died as you should have (deserve to); as payment for your sinful condition; trust only and fully in that and be ye reconciled to God.

    1 Cor 15:1-4… “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

    Eph 2:8-9… “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

    We are living, as it were, in the intense moments (centuries, years, days…) between mans all out declaration of war on God and Gods counter-declaration of war on man. The opposite of grace and peace is judgement and war. The two cannot coincide; they are mutually exclusive.

    Gal 1:3-5… “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

  • FrozenPatriot

    LOL! Anyone with principals, and who refuses to vote for evil (even the lesser of two evils), is RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING OBAMA HAS DONE??? You have lost your mind and are a tool of the GOPe, either knowingly or unknowingly…

  • Haywood Jablome

    Sorry…this BS isn’t going to work again. Me thinks you may want to look up how voting works. Not voting for one person does not give the other person the vote. Never has. Never will. You sound like an idiot when you say that. Not voting for Trump does not make me responsible for anything other than not voting for Trump. You can cry all you want. Point your finger. Do whatever makes you feel better. I will not vote for Trump…and I will sleep just fine at night.

  • Blake

    When I look at this election season, I see “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.”

  • Fred

    We, the people of America, have violated His natural law. Perhaps covenant is the wrong the word. We have the blood of 55 million dead babies being, apparently, killed and parts sold for fun (work avoidance) and profit. We have the repugnant abomination of homosex marriage, apparently, for fun and profit. And the matter of mixing of seed. These things are not natural and if you don’t think He is judging us both now and then, I will disagree. I have zero doubt that we, by allowing this, we will and are being judged, yes individually but we are all responsible. I respect your use of the word war. I have used it myself and perhaps it is more apt in this application. The LORD God is not turning his back on America. America has long since turned its back on God. In fact America has walked away from God and is now in OPEN REBELION which is a state of war against God. Your country has declared war on The LORD GOD Almighty of the universe and you let it happen. Quit your 501c(3) status and come out from out under the creature of the state and tell your congregation to fight these things. If you think that God no longer destroys peoples for their disbelief, and harming the least among us, then we will disagree. May the LORD bless you brother. This venue does not lend itself well to this discussion. We will meet soon enough, but until then I will regret that we cannot discuss this face to face. America is under judgement. I say again, get ready.

  • http://www.pnwgamer.info Mark Dietzler

    Indeed. In a Trump vs Hillary match up, Trump absolutely _destroys_ Hillary. Have you not seen that masterful 15 second ad his campaign just released? Could you imagine a couple of months of such effective advertising dismantling Hillary? Frankly, I look forward to it. It is about time someone got the balls to take the fight to her. Sure as hell hasn’t been the GOPe.

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    You are absolutely, complete dead wrong. I reject, wholeheartedly and out of hand, dispensational theology, that claptrap taught by Darby,Scofield and so on. I see the world through covenantal eyes. More particularly, the ten commandments were given in Hitite treaty form, with one copy given to each of the partners in the covenant (which is why there were two tablets with the entire ten commandments etched on each of them, not five commandments on each stone). God “kept” one copy, with the people keeping the other copy. All Biblical law is in the context of covenant, with promises, cursing and blessings.

    The Jews are nothing special to God today. The chosen ones are His elect, followers of Christ. I am a Calvinist, you are a dispensationalist. Virtually all elements of our theology differ based on our hermeneutical approaches.

    America broke covenant with God how? For example, by the murder of unborn infants. Or if you wish another example, the disrespecting of our elders through even suggesting such a thing as a death panel headed by the federal government (see Lev 19:32).

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Covenant is NOT the wrong word. See my comment above.

  • Dr. Detroit

    Sooo, basically you’re saying “anyone but Trump”? You will not vote if Trump is nominated insuring a Hillary win, the thing you say you don’t want. Trump may be a belligerent, narcissist, flaming butt wad, but he isn’t a murdering, rape supporting, hate mongering, Marxist.
    I also think you should ignore the polls showing Hillary beating trump, those are establishment driven polls. “they” want “anyone but Trump” to run so Hillary can win.

  • Dr. Detroit

    I think you’ve misunderstood F.P. point, poorly worded as it was. I believe that what was meant was that by not voting for someone, you were not voting against the opposition. So while you won’t vote for Trump, you are also not voting against Hillary, by casting that vote for Trump.
    Hopefully my muddy example is a tad clearer than F.P.’s

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Nowhere did I say “anyone but Trump.” A Candidate has to earn my vote. I won’t whore it out to anyone. I outlined my basic principles above (right to life, right to bear arms, free market [i.e., no socialized medicine], and integrity of the borders, even to legal immigrants). Some meet some of these principles, Ted Cruz meets them all except his position of work visas and reduction in legal immigration, which Trump is worse on (Trump wants to decrease illegal immigration, increase legal immigration, and increase work visas). Trump and Cruz take similar views on immigration, with Cruz being slightly to the right of Trump. On everything else, Cruz meets my requirements.

    Either way, Cruz cannot win. That leaves Trump, who supports socialized medicine, is against right to life, and has a squishy record on gun rights.

    The fact that Trump hasn’t actually performed abortions is irrelevant. He will be in a position to appoint judges who do, and that’s the point. Elections are about policy, not whether I like someone. I would elect my dog is she had the right policies.

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Yea, that does come to mind, along with this as my first choice:

    “Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani”

  • Dr. Detroit

    Well, I haven’t figured out if I’m voting for Trump or just against Hillary. We know exactly where Hillary stands on Illegal immigration, gun rights, abortion, and socialized medicine. Beside if Trump does become president, the federal government will likely be completely paralyzed, since both sides would rather die than work with him.

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    I understand. That we are in this position causes me to blurt out expletives and curse words, loath my country, and regret not doing more to stop it. It’s a sad day. What more I could have done I don’t know since I was raising a family, but surely we could have all done more to stop this train of national suicide.

  • http://www.gracecountrybiblechurch.wordpress.com grace country pastor

    “I reject, wholeheartedly and out of hand, dispensational theology”

    As do most, and how unfortunate is that when God Himself is a dispensationalist? He gave the dispensation of the law to Moses and the dispensation of grace to Paul.

    What do these words say?

    Eph 3:1-5… “For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which
    in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now
    revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;”

    God gave the Law to the nation Israel, no one else. The nation Israel said that they would keep it and that it would be their righteousness (Deut 6:24-25). You should read the book of Romans (1 – 8) far more slowly and carefully. All of Galatians too. If you place yourself under the law you place yourself under a schoolmaster and are only a child in understanding what God would have you understand. There is so much more than the law that God would have you know! He gave that information to our Apostle Paul.

    Let me ask you this, and think hard on it… Was it wrong to kill before God commanded man not to kill? Or, do you require the law to command you not to kill?

    If you do follow the covenant law, do you follow all the law? Or, have you diluted it that you might be able to follow that which you deem follow-able?

    Gal 3:10-13… “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:”

    Gods Perfect Law does one thing perfectly as it was designed to do; it demonstrates that men cannot perfectly keep it.

    Romans 3:20… “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”

    By the law is the knowledge of sin. The law teaches us that we are sinners in need of a Savior. It is why God gave it all those centuries ago. To prove to Israel that they needed Him and NOT their own righteousness (Deut 4 again).

    God made Christ to BE sin for us; the law is a curse. Both were nailed to the cross that His righteousness would be made available to anyone who simply believe. Notice that it is Christs Faith, not our own which saves us.

    Gal 2:16… “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

    “The Jews are nothing special to God today.”

    You are absolutely correct. The book of Acts tells all about Israels fall. Israel was to be Gods Kingdom on earth, a nation of priests; the channel of blessing from God to the rest of the world. Clearly they failed. Because of that failure, God would have been perfectly justified in sending wrath onto Israel and the world at large.

    But He didn’t. He saved Paul and gave Paul a message hidden (kept secret) since the world began as opposed to that which was prophesied since the world began.

    Romans 16:25-27… “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.”

    Don’t believe me, Darby or Scofield… believe the words on the pages of Gods own book.

  • http://www.gracecountrybiblechurch.wordpress.com grace country pastor

    “We, the people of America, have violated His natural law.”

    Every person on earth has violated Gods Law. Americans are not special in this regard. There are many more things than what you list that people do in violation of what God would have us do. That does not mean He is punishing us for doing them currently. If He is He is doing a terrible job because (as you say) we are getting away with murder.

    Fact check… YOU are “repugnant” to God. Not just the faggot in the fag bar. I am repugnant to God, in my flesh. Praise God that He makes the righteousness of His Son available to me by way of the cross and kills me “in my flesh”. (all Romans 6)

    Rom 6:26… “To declare, I say, at this time HIS righteousness: that HE might be just, AND the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”

    Men will be judged. When a man dies he will approach the throne of God with either his own deeds (plural) in his hands as payment for entry into heaven; or he will show up with Christs deed (singular) as payment. I have made my choice. Have you made yours?

    “The LORD God is not turning his back on America.”

    The Lord God never turned His “front” toward America. God has nothing to do with America or any other nation in this dispensation. He only and ever had anything to do with the nation Israel. We ain’t Israel. He has nothing to do with Israel today either.

    “America has long since turned its back on God. In fact America has
    walked away from God and is now in OPEN REBELION which is a state of war against God.”

    You are only partially correct. America AND THE ENTIRE WORLD has declared war against God. Israel too. Someday the world will be judged and war will be declared by God. But now… grace and peace is formally declared by God. That grace and peace was communicated through the Apostle Paul alone as the Law was communicated through Moses alone.

    We are living, as it were, in the intense moments (centuries, years, days…) between mans declaration of war against God and Gods counter-declaration of war on man. One big gigantic pause. Breath held… it could end anytime.

    “Your country has declared war on The LORD GOD Almighty of the universe and you let it happen.”

    You speak as if you have not? Please…

    Rom 3:23… ” For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

    “Quit your 501c(3) status and come out from out under the creature of the state and tell your congregation to fight these things.”

    You make presumptions you are not qualified to make. My church is not tax-exempt. I take no salary. Visit us online. I do not instruct those who listen to me to fight symptoms (abortion, homosexuality, drunkenness, etc), I teach them to fight the underlying cause of the symptoms; lack of salvation.

    Laws do not “fix” a man. I don’t put believers under the law. Laws provide external motivation. Grace does “fix” a man as much as his flesh can be “fixed” (it can’t really). Grace provides internal motivation… the inward desire to “be good”.

    The man under grace is not afraid of a punishment and therefore “behaves”. That’s a child under a schoolmaster, as what occurs when the punishment goes away? The “bad” behavior returns. The man under grace understands what he is, a sinner who HAS a Savior. He no longer wants to “be bad”. He realizes that God has forgiven him his every trespass.

    Colossians 2:13… “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you ALL trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;”

    Understanding that he is forgiven, that man is then able to learn to live how God would have him to live. He learns what he OUGHT to be doing and is no longer COMMANDED to do.

    So simple, but men make it so complex. Read Paul. He is our Apostle, not Peter. Read Romans 1-8 and Galatians. Think. What do the words actually say? Forget what you have been told they mean and believe what they actually say.

    1 Cor 11:1… “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”

    Rom 11:13… “For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:”

    1 Cor 14:37… “If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.”

    “This venue does not lend itself well to this discussion.”

    Too bad as there is much to be learned that only Paul can teach.

    “America is under judgement.”

    What do these words mean?

    Gal 1:3-5… “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

    Methinks I’ll believe the Bible and not you.

    “I say again, get ready.”

    I’m saved. I’m ready for anything. Are you? Christ died for your sin. Trust in that alone, Gods most precious gift, freely given, and you too can be saved and ready for anything as well.

    grace and peace…

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Good heavens, you keep pumping the same thing as if it’s going to change my mind. We come from two separate theological traditions, mine historical, yours not (except for the Montanists and their recurrence through Darby and Scofield).

    The Jews are nothing special today or tomorrow either. Does that clear it up?

    God gave His law to all men, God gave His savior to all men. The law is a schoolmaster to lead men to Christ, and a demarcation of His expectation for how men are to live around one another.

    God is not a dispensationalist. There is one scarlet thread running through Scripture, His name is Jesus. Men in the O.T. were saved only through Him, men now are saved only through Him.

    Now. We are different, you and I. I am a Calvinist, you are a dispensationalist. Enough said. If you want to continue this conversation, do so offline with me. This discussion thread is about something entirely different.

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    “In a Trump vs Hillary match up, Trump absolutely _destroys_ Hillary.” In your mind, I’m sure that’s so. There are millions of other voters, none of whom have been swayed by the email scandal, Benghazi, or anything else.

  • Fred

    Ya know what, I tried to be polite. I fully understand my standing with the LORD. I have an eighth grade education. I was busy trying to drink myself to death when I was taken, against my will to be His. All I wanted to do, in no particular order, was chase women, get drunk, and blow stuff up. Kicking and screaming against my will. I didn’t want this job but I only have one job to do on this planet and that is, to tell people what the Holy Bible says. I fear God. Listen good motherfucker. With tears streaming down my face and hands shaking you better believe that I am afraid. Here’s why; Do you understand that which is coming to your children out to several generations? Do you think the Old Testament is just a bunch of stories about the Jews? Wrong! We’re not even talking about the Revelation. Nope, we’re just talking good old fashioned stuff that happens when God ain’t happy with you. You can’t kill 50,000,000 babies and get away with it. What do you, as church leadership tell folks to do about this? Not much right? Do you think God sees this as a “medical procedure”? He sees it as mass child sacrifice. Have you read the Holy Bible? Do you know what God is going to do to this country? Plague, War, Famine, Pestilence!!! You can’t declare homosexuality as equal with God given Holy Matrimony. Do you think God sees this as equality? He sees it as Abomination. Have you read the Holy Bible? Do you know what God is going to do to this country? What did you as church leadership tell folks about this court case? “Don’t get riled up now, Keep paying your tithe and read Romans 13?” or something along those lines right? Do you understand what this means? Plague, War, Famine, Pestilence!!! You can’t inject the enzymes from one genus into the nuclei of another genus and get away with. Not crossbreeding, not selective breeding, not hybridization, not grafting but the creation of new life forms!!! Did you know that you’re children are eating this poison? Do you know what the Holy Bible says about inter-genus life? Do you know what happened to this planet the last time there was mixing of seed? Have you read this passage? “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” If God sees this passage as what is right and good and true then what must he think of genetic engineering? There is a whole new level of God’s wrath coming our way. Your children won’t be able to sit back and watch it on cable news. No way. You and your children and their children are going to suffer the most grotesque horrors imaginable and it’s your fault. You let this happen! Puss filled, oozing, cancerous lesions inside and all over their body. Deciding whether it would be more prudent to cut off one their arms for dinner or whether to eat their baby instead. Have you read the Holy Bible? This is your fault. Perhaps they will be one of the lucky ones that get their head blown in half by neighbors that will be fighting against each other for their own very existence. Maybe they will be lucky enough to only see the flash of light in a nuclear attack on them but they could live a month or longer with their skin slowly, painfully melting off from ongoing radiation burning. Do you think God won’t let that happen? Have you read the Holy Bible? This is your fault! You let this happen to your country! You need to pray of course but repent means STOP committing abomination!!! YOU MUST MAKE YOUR COUNTRY STOP THIS!!! I no, you just want to watch tv and talk about how Jesus is Love, Light and Life in your IRS incorporated church. Do you know why your church leadership won’t preach against your government’s actions? Of course you do, It’s because they are corporate officers under threat of federal retaliation if they don’t shut up that’s why. Well, here is a news flash that your government approved church doesn’t like to talk about much either. God is also jealous. He is also angry. He is also wrathful and vengeful. Have you read the Holy Bible? Do you know what God is going to do your family? Perhaps you’re thinking “well I’m Christian and I didn’t directly cause this. Surely I’ll be OK”. Wrong! You’re at the top of the list! You were created under covenant with God and you are supposed know it. Do you know what the Holy Bible says about who creates the nations of earth? And now WE HAVE DECLARED WAR ON HIM!!! Do you know what The LORD God is going to do to your family? Do you know what happened when the Roman Empire fell? Centuries of the Dark Ages that’s what. What if the revelation of John isn’t fully realized for another thousand years? Do you understand the system that England has created in the world and that without the United States it ALL falls apart? Do you understand that 2,000,000,000 people or even 3,000,000,000 people will likely die? Those that survive will be in abject feudal slavery to whatever horror of the moneyed interests that survives through ruthless force. Do you know what these human lords are going to do to your family? How are you going to explain to The Christ that you just wanted to watch tv, go shopping, and be comfortable? How are you going to account for yourself? YOU MUST MAKE YOUR COUNTRY STOP IT’S ABOMINATION!!! Think your government is going to save you? Back to Adolf Hitler’s beloved Romans 13. Read 13:4 real slowly a couple of times. Dissect the meaning of each phrase that is a part of each sentence. Read it… v e r y s l o w l y… so that even someone in a High Fructose Corn Syrup stupor with half a digitized brain from corporate High Definition “programing” can understand what it is that God is saying to us. Got it yet? That’s right! Government is going to be an instrument of war against you. What? Does that say the government is going to seek revenge for the LORD on my lazy, good for nothing, go along with it all self? YES, that is what it says! A revenger to execute wrath against your children! Have you read the Holy Bible? Do you still blame the government for America’s condition? Have you read the constitution? This is your fault! Voting will not fix this. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR COUNTRY STOP IT’S ABOMINATION NOW!!! Perhaps think of good fib? No, that won’t work will it? What on earth are you ever going to tell our LORD when he asks for you to come to account? What will I say? I don’t have a clue. Ah my God this is my fault. I let this happen. What have I done? LORD save us all. Fucking right I’m scared, scared for your children you post doctoral half idiot. Sleep well in your comfort and ease.

  • Fred

    Sorry, Mr. Smith.

  • Tom Madere

    You guys never learn, you all did it to Romney in 12, stayed home because he wasn’t Christian enough being a Mormon, he started Romney care in Mass, he wasn’t this or that conservative enough so to satisfy yourself you stayed home and you got Obama,
    Now you all are doing the same thing again. I voted for Cruise in the primary, I would love to see him as president but I can’t see him beating Hillary, I feel Trump at least has a chance to get crossover democrats and independents. You all believe all the BS in the internet when it fits your belief but reject it when it doesn’t. I got news for you all, it’s all BS designed to lead you one way or another. Here an Idea, don’t like Trump then do something for your fellow citizen, pay your vote forward, you probably know someone who wants Trump to win, dedicate your vote to him, pay it forward, be unselfish, help another.

  • Blake

    Well, the Old Testament is an excellent guide when it comes to people being punished for committing gross idolatry and “passing their children through the fire.”

    God absolutely loathes those who sacrifice children. We, as a nation, have sacrificed 50 million, and counting, on the alter of convenience.

    GOD is patient but I have to believe we, as a nation, have put HIS patience to the test.

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    No problem, my friend.

  • will_ford

    NOT HARDLY! Give him the cold shoulder just like the dumocraps did several others.

  • Tom Madere

    Quote,”You know, it occurs to me to note that the voters have done what they do with a mere tip of the hat to conservative Christians, which is feign support for our principles, but act differently. Conservative Christians get spat upon, and have forever because we let ourselves be spat upon. But this cycle is different. The voters are saying basically. “we don’t give a shit what conservative Christians think, you’ll vote for who we decide in the general election because the other option is worse, so says we!” Quote,

    You see the problem but disregard it. Thing is you will never win another election with that thinking and it will only reward democrats. The old saying is you can’t go home again which is where you want to go. I don’t like it and you don’t like it but it is reality and denying it won’t change anything.

  • Lina Inverse

    Or perhaps we disagree on tactics.

    Ignoring the other topical issue of marriage (where of course Trump really sucks, at least when it comes to divorce), it doesn’t matter a wit how much I loathe abortion when the county elects and then reelects a full throated supporter of the form of infanticide called partial birth abortion.

    We have so comprehensively lost this battle that solutions short of … well, as has been noted by others, we could be forgiven for wondering if God owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. We need to get a lot more foundational than electing another completely ineffective in this culture and political system “anti-abortion” President.

    That’s one of the attractive things about Trump, his unremitting attacks on “political correctness,” which is a part of a non-violent solution to this issue.

  • Frank Clarke

    And how did we get here — ‘here’ being ‘face to face with two unacceptable evils’?

    You Republicans did this to us — and to yourselves, as it turns out. You volunteered for this by insisting that morality COULD be legislated and by lying about ‘smaller government’ all these years. The rubes who believed your nonsense year after year while you methodically GREW government’s size and power — they were your meat and potatoes, voting straight-line GOP because you were the lesser evil. At last we have arrived. Between GOP evil and Dem evil there is not enough space to slide a sheet of newsprint.

    Better that you all go now. Go sit with the Democrats who are your natural allies and leave those of us who still love liberty to lick our wounds. Begone.

  • Frank Clarke

    ‘Morality’ is a first-person-singular concept. There is only an “I”. There is no “we” or “you” or “them”; there is only “I”. That’s why my salvation is my business and your salvation is yours — and yours alone. The GOP (and American fundamentalist) delusion that this can be fixed by the proper political party is why we are where we are. It can’t and it won’t. That delusion is at the heart of anti-liberty crusades like drug prohibition, alcohol prohibition, this prohibition, and that prohibition. We aren’t better simply because we live our lives as YOU see fit.

    The sooner you understand that, the sooner we can start to dig out. I despair that you will ever leave us to live our lives in peace without trying to remake us all in YOUR image.

  • Fred

    I agree with you. I would say that God will not owe Sodom an apology. He is, thankfully, slow to anger. Everyone but the willfully ignorant and the truly stupid feels it, knows in their heart, even the unbelievers, that something is drastically wrong. It’s coming, the full wrath, might and fury of the LORD. Standby.

  • http://www.gracecountrybiblechurch.wordpress.com grace country pastor

    No need to call me motherfucker. We likely have far more in common personally than you might care to admit.

    “Do you think the Old Testament is just a bunch of stories about the Jews?”

    I think the old testament/covenant began in Exodus 19:5 at the giving of the law. IF/THEN. If the people obey, then will God bless. If the people will not obey, then will God curse. I believe the “old testament” the books of Exodus through Acts chapter 8 specifically regards the Jews. I believe the books of Hebrews through Revelation are “new testament” instructions specifically for the nation Israel as to how they should walk through the pouring out of wrath of God during the tribulation which is to come.

    Israel failed to obey (which God foreknew). God then promised them a new covenant. Note with whom this covenant is made. The house of Israel and the house of Judah.

    Jeremiah 31:31-34… “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

    God is telling the Israelites that He will CAUSE them to be able to keep the law. They will not need teachers because they will KNOW it by heart as God will write it IN their hearts.

    Ezekiel 36:27… “And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgements, and do them.”

    By baptism WITH the Holy Spirit, as in early Acts, the Jewish believers were able to keep Gods law and work miracles. It was possible for them NOT TO SIN.

    1 John 3:9… “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”

    You and me, we’re sinners. How is this verse possible if the same thing which we see happening today is going on here in 1 John?

    “You can’t kill 50,000,000 babies and get away with it. What do you, as
    church leadership tell folks to do about this? Not much right?”

    I tell them to do the only thing they can do about it. Present the gospel of salvation to each and every person they meet as simply, clearly and concisely as possible. Abortion is horrible. Let me ask you this, if abortion was illegal would women stop having them? Why don’t we just make crime illegal so all crime stops? We don’t attack symptoms, we attack the underlying cause of the disease. Law does not work.

    “Have you read the Holy Bible?”

    Only all day every day.

    “Do you know what God is going to do to this country? Plague, War, Famine, Pestilence!!!”

    He will do that to the whole world beginning in Israel someday (whom anti-christ will appear to) but not today, not until the dispensation of grace is ended. Grace and peace is 100% incompatible with judgement and war. The two are mutually exclusive concepts. God is not focused only upon America; is America the only country which kills unborn babies? Has fags? His wrath will be focused upon the whole world, but most specifically Israel.

    “You can’t declare homosexuality as equal with God given Holy Matrimony.”

    Who has? Not me. However, is He striking homo’s dead in the streets yet? No. He’s offering them the same grace and peace he is offering to you if you would but read what Christ says to you through Paul.

    “Don’t get riled up now, Keep paying your tithe and read Romans 13?”

    I’m not riled up. You are. I don’t collect a tithe as a tithe is a law program. It also has more to do with food than money.

    “Have you read the Holy Bible?”

    Only all day every day.

    “Do you know what the Holy Bible says about inter-genus life?”

    Yes I do. I understand clearly what took place in Genesis 6 and after. Yes, such is happening again today I also believe. Fallen angels and human women. People call them “aliens”… they are the fallen angels.

    And God is still not striking these people dead. Why? Because He has declared a time of grace and peace to the whole sin filled abominably corrupted world. You are not wrong to see the world as abominable. God does to; however, He made an escape route. Christ on the cross.

    “There is a whole new level of God’s wrath coming our way.”

    Yes, but not until grace is ended.

    “Have you read the Holy Bible?”

    Only all day every day.

    “YOU MUST MAKE YOUR COUNTRY STOP THIS!!!”

    I can’t. No one can. The course of this world is set. satan is the god of this world and God is allowing satan to rule here. Adam gave satan dominion over this world and he is the one who blinds the minds of men.

    “I no, you just want to watch tv and talk about how Jesus is Love, Light and Life in your IRS incorporated church.”

    Not IRS incorporated. Is Jesus NOT love, light and life? What do these words say?

    John 14:6… “Jesus sayeth unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh to the Father but by me.”

    2 Cor 4:1-10… “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”

    God is Perfect Love and Perfect Love equals Perfect Justice. Perfect Hatred of sin is integral to the same. So too the Perfect Solution to the worlds sin problem. Christ.

    What do these words say? Have they any meaning whatsoever?

    Romans 5:1-2… “Therefore being justified by faith, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

    Romans 8:1-4… “There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, CONDEMNED SIN IN THE FLESH: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

    “Have you read the Holy Bible? Do you know what God is going to do your family?”

    Only all day every day, my family studies too too. Being saved, we are justified by the blood of Christ. Praise God we are all saved from Gods eventual wrath.

    Romans 5:9… “Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”

    “Do you know what The LORD God is going to do to your family?”

    I know what He has done (past tense) for my family. He died the death we deserved to die. He paid our penalty for us. He saved us! He has done the same for you if you would but believe!

    “Do you know why your church leadership won’t preach against your
    government’s actions? Of course you do, It’s because they are corporate officers under threat of federal retaliation if they don’t shut up that’s why.”

    What makes you think I have an ounce of respect for my government? I teach against my governments actions because my governments actions directly contradict what Paul teaches me in the Bible (yes, which I read daily). I am / we are no “corporate church officers” under any pressure from the damned fed.gov whatsoever.

    “How are you going to explain to The Christ that you just wanted to watch tv, go shopping, and be comfortable?”

    Yet that’s not at all what I do. Most others perhaps but not me and your talking to me. I spend time fishing online trying to educate lost sinners that God has made a way out for them. I spend my time studying Gods Word as Paul says in 1 Tim 2:15. I spend my time teaching others what the WHOLE Bible says. I spend my time trying to earn a few bucks making and selling beef jerky. I spend my time building my 7 acre farm raising chickens and cows that when poop hits the propellers me and mine have a shot at continued existence and perhaps the opportunity to help others.

    “How are you going to account for yourself?”

    I’m going to present myself “in Christ” to God. I’m not going to tell God that I deserve to be in Heaven. Christ paid my fare. He died for me. He paid my penalty. I get to be there because of what HE did, not me. Christ bought my ticket. God gave Him to me.

    “Read 13:4 real slowly a couple of times.”

    I’ll suggest you do the same but not until after you have read Romans 1-8. Paul, in Romans 13 is describing what JUST government is. Just government is NOT a terror to good works. Ours (and the rest of the worlds) clearly is a terror to all that is good in this world. I am not subject to unjust government.

    I am at peace with God BECAUSE of Christ. It is my honor and function as a Christian to show others that the same peace is available to them. This peace is available to you Fred.

    Such fear as you have is 100% unnecessary. The wrath you fear has already been poured out on the Fathers Son judicially on mankind’s behalf. As God had Noah build an Ark yesterday, God has made a way out of His impending wrath today for all men; if they would just get on the boat by believing and accepting the gift of His Son freely offered.

    It is incredibly sad for me to witness the fear, loathing and abject horror that you experience from a God who loves His creation enough to die for it BEFORE He must destroy to rebuild it. The Antediluvian world had a boat they could have boarded and been spared from utter destruction. We have the blood of Christ. God forsook His own Son on the cross so mankind (YOU) would not have to experience His just wrath. Sin had to be punished. It was. Christ was made to BE sin and God killed sin on the cross for us. Without Christ, YOU WILL pay your own sin penalty. DON’T GO THERE…!!!

    Have faith in, trust that the blood of Christ is payment for your sin penalty… and it will be. Why? Because God honors His Son over everything and your having faith in the atoning death, burial and resurrection of His Son honors Him. That simple faith brings glory to God because it demonstrates to God that you understand what you are (a fallen creature doomed to destruction), and that you believe what God says to us today.

    Very few got on the boat. 90% of the professing “Christians” I meet do not know the gospel (good news) which saves a man completely. They therefore are not Christians, even though they profess to “know” Christ. They may “know who Jesus is”, they may even believe that He is the Son of God, but that is not enough (the devil believes this and trembles). Very few know that they are hopeless sinners in desperate need of a Savior. Most think they are good enough… there is no good enough. One must be perfect. Only Christ is Perfect.

    “What on earth are you ever going to tell our LORD when he asks for you to come to account? What will I say? I don’t have a clue.”

    I’ve told you what I’m going to say. Here is what you need to believe and thus be able to say. “God, you sent your Son to die in my place. I know I deserve to die but your Son was your most precious gift to me. I believe and trust in the blood He shed on my behalf. I believe he was resurrected for my justification. I believe what you wrote to me in your Holy Book.”

    If you can say that… let WW3 begin today. Let the bombs fly. It matters not to me.

    Col 3:1-3… “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

    I’m dead already. Killed with Christ on the cross! I don’t mind earthly things.

    Gal 2:20-21… “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”

    No fear. Grace and peace with God through Christ. Please listen!

    Thank you for allowing me to post this Captain. I sent you a private email and hope to hear back. Kind regards…

  • FrozenPatriot

    “So while you won’t vote for Trump, … by casting that vote for Trump.”

    My point was “poorly worded”, and this is “a tad clearer”? Yikes…

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    I have asked you to take this offline. Do it with both me and my readers. Focus on the subject, not your sermons. You’re beginning to sound more and more like a troll.

  • Fred

    Never try to herd your sheepdogs. It pisses them off and leaves the flock vulnerable. There are ways to redirect them if a pastor thinks they ought to be barking about a different wolf. Never herd them into the flock, you get bit or they run off or both. I’m reduced to nursery rhymes. Ugh, but smile.

  • Gregory_K_Sloat

    Why do people keep saying that Trump can’t beat Hillary? The “polls” keep being referenced. The same ones that are manufactured by the same media controlled by government and the globalists. Their purpose is to get sheep to go along because, well, the polls said so. The polls said that Jesse Ventura could never be the governor of Minnesota. How did THAT work out? If you’re not for Trump out of conscience, I respect that. However, all the entities that I’m against are also against him (especially the GOPe) and “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” If he is the nominee, I’m going to take the chance. I know, we might end up with Hillary. If I don’t, though, we WILL end up with Hillary, and we might be surprised. Trump might be better than some people think. Also, he’s not Obama, meaning, he’s not black. There’s no fear of being labeled a racist to keep him from being impeached if he gets out of line. That’s the closest to win/win that we are going to be offered in this election cycle (not only do we need to take our country back, we need to take the Republican party back from the insiders controlling it).

  • http://captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    The “pastor” is beginning to annoy me. This is what trolling means and what it is. Taking someone else’s blog, hijacking the discussion thread and pressing points that have little to do with the post. The pastor is doing that in order to try to make his converts to whatever it is.

  • Haywood Jablome

    No, I got his point. I get yours as well. But, your argument seems to be, in order to vote “against” Hitlary, I have to vote “for” Trump. Not gonna happen. I won’t vote “for” a candidate I don’t belive in. Period. We can parse semantics all day…F.P was using a typical left wing tactic of false premises. I ain’t buyin’ it anymore.

  • Kell

    AMEN!

  • Kell

    Micah 6:8, though Old Testament, sums my walk up for me…

  • GenEarly

    Cruz can’t beat Hilarity either, So don’t dump it all on Trump. If a vote for Trump is more painful than a bullet, so be it. I personally think people got too much uppityness in them saying Trump offends their sensibilities sooo much that they let Hilarity get to be the Boss.

  • Paul X

    I don’t care who wins. The iceberg is still right in front of the USSA Titanic no matter who the captain is. Let Hillary do her damnedest. We are long overdue for a Revolution. If we slime out of having one, we deserve what we are going to get.

  • tayronachan

    “In know North Carolina because I live here. Folks around these parts are horrified at Trump’s antics. Listen to me. Embarrassed and horrified. North Carolina will go for Hillary, I guarantee it.”

    Well that’s strange, I also live in NC and most of the people I know like Trump. Well, not him so much as his ideas on immigration and trade. I think at this point it’s obvious that career politicians can’t solve anything.

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  • Josh

    And the matter of mixing seed.

    What are you referring to, here? I get the feeling it’s nothing to do with agriculture.

  • Fred

    I vacillate about it. God said have dominion and subdue the earth but he first said that it was good that plants and animals brought forth new plants and animals after their own seed. He likely meant that it was good that the plants are self-sufficient among their own kind to reproduce. I’m not trained, I just read my bible, and I did not take it to mean that. I took it to mean that they stick to their own for reproduction and that, that is good.

    A little bit about genetically engineered food crops (and now animals) – In panama (because it’s illegal here) a new fish has been created. It is called salmon, approved for import and consumption in the US without labeling. It was created by combining two fish that can only reproduce after their own kind outside of human laboratory intervention, and not with each other in the wild. Same with GMO corn, soy and other crops grown in the US. They are combined with other plants (or animals) that don’t cross pollinate. (Not crossbreeding, selective breeding, hybridization or grafting.) I’m not a botanist or similar, check out the science for yourself – Having said all that, most if not all of which you probably know, if you are the slightest bit health conscience, back to the bible.

    I heard a preacher draw reference, by comparison, to the angels having sex with humans and the women having their babies, to GMO plants and animals and he used the term “mixing of seed” referring to both. MOST churches will not talk about those pre-flood passages at all and certainly not as I just described or in that context. Like I said, I just read my bible. It says what it says, I don’t fight God anymore, it didn’t work out well for me to fight, and yeah, it hurt (in the short run – smile). So part of this pastor’s thesis was that this mixing of seed was partially, at least, responsible for all the earth becoming violent, God regretting he had made us (perhaps the most sad passage of all) and subsequently telling Noah to ready an ark.

    I’ve heard some fancy tap dancing from some smooth talking preachers, wiggling their way around, about the time leading up to the flood. I just read my bible, every day. When I heard this particular preacher, no tap dancing, no doctoral level long winded explanation, just three or so simple sentences, it really struck me and a bell went off. It really hit me that this is how and why I knew, deep in my gut, that genetically engineered food is unhealthy and wrong. My core being already knows this. If you’ve spent time around large predators, combat, inner city or the like then you learn quick as lightening to trust your gut. And besides grandma used to say, “you are what you eat”.

    Like I said, I vacillate but I’m becoming more convinced that the back and forth is a lie from evil. “They” say that without GMO we can’t feed the world, blah, blah. In the 1960’s they said an ice age was coming, then Peak oil, now global warming, blah, blah, you’ve heard it before. All I know is don’t piss off God.

    Everyone but the willfully ignorant and the truly stupid feels it, knows
    in their heart, even the unbelievers, that something is drastically wrong. It’s coming, whatever it is. I, for a fact, know the why. It’s abortion, and now homosex marriage. I’m less sure about the mixing of seed but as a believer I know that we don’t actually need it to survive. 2% of the population farms in this country, ridiculous. And sir, please listen good; EVERYTHING we will ever need is already here or will be within reach by the time we need it. All we have to do is believe. I pray the truth finds you well.

    have you hiked the whole length, just segments, or merely thought the the logo is neat?

  • Josh

    I couldn’t disagree more regarding genetically modified or engineered food/organisms. I also take issue with any interpretation of the Bible that peddles legalism of any and all stripes or extremes.

    That’s OK, though. We don’t have to agree, and this certainly isn’t the place to debate such topics. Thank you for your thoughtful response; I have heard “mixing seed” invoked to demonish inter-racial marriage, and wondered if that’s what you were getting at.

    I’ve only hiked sections of the AT, but a life dream of mine is a through hike. I don’t know if that will ever be feasible now, due to a recent back fusion surgery, but time will tell. Hopefully I can recover enough to section hike it with my wife and children!

  • Fred

    No argument from me. I could be wrong and admit it up front. I’m just a guy. I pray you will recover.

  • SnoMad

    In short, you’re a fuckin’ LUNATIC. For God’s sake man, SHUT THE FUCK UP.

  • http://www.gracecountrybiblechurch.wordpress.com grace country pastor

    The level of reasoned and logical discourse on this site (not to mention Biblical literacy) is truly exemplary. A shining example of what “makes Amerika great”! What a pleasure it has been! I salute you all and wish you grace and peace in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

    1 Cor 14:38… “But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.”

  • SnoMad

    Please darken my doorway so I can rid the world of a flippin lunatic.

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