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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Frederick Meekins
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Date:  March 25, 2014
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Headline Potpourri #52

Juan Williams remarked that America loves Vice President Biden. But the same can be said of other famous buffoons such as Gomer Pyle and Forest Gump.

With the increasing movement towards the legalization of pot, how come television viewers aren't subjected to nearly the same number of public service announcements these days attempting to condition against this physiologically altering substance as targeted at tobacco or even sugary beverages?

An Internet meme distributed on Facebook by Occupy London depicts a U.S. soldier with an assortment of corporate logos plastered over his uniform such as Exxon and Mobil. The caption reads, “900 bases in 153 countries isn't fighting for freedom. It is an empire.” Without secure fossil fuels, would these beatniks be able to operate the mobile communications devices and online social networks they adore or prance around at farmers markets? If it is wrong for oil companies to rake in money, do they also begrudge the billions raked in the Facebook or Twitter executives? More importantly, if this wing of the Occupy movement is outraged over 900 military bases in 153 countries, do they get as jacked out of shape over their fellow activists expressing themselves through the vandalism of private businesses, the desecration of churches, and the defecating upon police cruisers? Obama has suggested that those unable to afford coverage under the Affordable Care Act should consider dropping their cable or cellphone services. Will he tell those on Food Stamps or wanting free birth control the same thing?

A judge has ruled that unwed mothers can ban the fathers of their children from the births of their babies. Perhaps unwed fathers should ban access to their bank accounts.

On an episode of Avengers Assemble, Captian America got all on his high horse badmouthing Tony Stark’s reliance upon technology. Given that without the super soldier formula, Steve Rogers wasn’t much more than a proverbial 100 pound weakling, Stark should have reminded him that Captain America is himself little more than a piece of technology and, when you come down to it, a government sanctioned steroid abuser.

In many churches, the prayer request ritual is not about seeking God's help. It plays more of an intelligence gathering function such as the secret police or self-denunciation during reeducation in a Marxist regime.

The podcast of the Fundamental Evangelistic Association categorized as worldly those that do not want to put in time at church beyond the required hour or two per week. Instead, the true believer cannot get enough time being around other Christians? But what if you don't share many other common interests with the assembled, find that you aren't in a similar stage of life as the others, or just don't really care being around that many other people for a prolonged period?

On The Five, Andrea Tantaros in refererence to a middle school principal forcing pupils to speak English suggested that American students instead be forced to speak Spanish. Had the pundit been alive during the Second World War, would she applaud Poles being forced to speak German or, the inhabitants of Manchuria, Japanese?

According to the March 19, 2014 post at the PCUSA.org Food & Faith blog, Brian McLaren participated in a demonstration at a Publix supermarket in Lakeland, Florida. The purpose of the rally was to intimidate the chain store into joining the Fair Food Program. That initiative is not the focus of these comments. Unless that activist theologian has moved to that particular locality, an even more interesting observation is how did Brian McLaren get there? Interestingly, part of McLaren's shtick on the rubber chicken circuit is to denigrate modern conveniences and technology. In one interview, McLaren denounced the four walled structure necessary to provide shelter as separating man from God's creation. So apparently while you, mere pew filler, are to feel shamed for having a roof over your head and maybe a car in the driveway, McLaren is so important that the world economy will collapse if he doesn't get to play labor organizer in the mid winter Florida sun.

Michelle Bachmann is reported to have said the following on Fox News. “Fred Phelps was hated for speaking the truth about the militant homosexual. The militant homosexual is no friend of God, and no friend of America. I'm not saying I agreed with Fred's methods, I'm just saying I agreed with Fred.” Usually, Bachmann is more insightful than this. So you should go around telling parents that their children died in car wrecks because your states wasn't tough enough on the sodomites? Furthermore, it was doubtful that the Amish school children slaughtered by a deranged gunman that the Phelps cult insisted got what they deserved were preparing for a gay pride rally. The problem with Fred Phelps was not his stance against homosexuality. Where he went off the deep end was blaming everyone else for things over which they had no control. And would Michelle Bachmann so eagerly insert her nose into the backside of this religious lunatic if her own personal tragedies were ridiculed and exploited for the sake of ecclesiastical showmanship?

Regarding the behavior of the First Grandmother on the trip to China: you must be pretty bad when those living in a dictatorship think you are bossy.

By Frederick Meekins

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Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. He holds a BS in Political Science/History. Frederick earned a MA in Apologetics & Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary. Frederick holds a Doctor of Practical Theology through the Master's Graduate School Of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Meekins earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics through Newburgh Theological Seminary. His books are available in print and electronic formats through Amazon.com. His ministry site, Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute, can be found at http://issacharbiblechurch.blogspot.com/. The Twitter page of Dr. Meekins can be found at http://twitter.com/epistolizer .


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