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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth, can it be
Years from now, perhaps we'll see
See the day of glory
See the day, when men of good will
Live in peace, live in peace again

Peace on Earth, can it be
Every child must be made aware
Every child must be made to care
Care enough for his fellow man
To give all the love that he can

I pray my wish will come true
For my child and your child too
He'll see the day of glory
See the day when men of good will
Live in peace, live in peace again

Peace on Earth, can it be
Can it be


It's all I want
 
Merry Christmas
Mel

59 comments:

  1. As I said the other day, it's safer being a soldier or Marine, than a civilian, at home.

    (AP) — An Army soldier who survived a suicide bombing while serving in Afghanistan was hospitalized Friday after being shot at his homecoming party.

    Family members tell the San Bernardino Sun (http://bit.ly/sjycMA) that 22-year-old Christopher Sullivan was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

    "My son didn't deserve this. He served his country," his mother Suzanne Sullivan told the Sun.

    She said her son suffered two gunshot wounds to his back, which shattered his spine, leaving him paralyzed.

    Sullivan was shot Friday night at a party that friends threw for him at a home in San Bernardino.

    Police said Sullivan's brother and a partygoer got into an argument. When Sullivan moved to break up the fight, the man pulled a gun and opened fire at Sullivan.

    The gunman fled the scene before police arrived.

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  2. Laying the groundwork for the...


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  3. Of course Newt blames others, for the failings of his own campaign.

    Both Mr Romney and Doctor Paul, men with experience and organization had no trouble qualifying for the ballot, in Virginia.

    Those tat failed to meet a well known standard ...

    Not Ready for Prime Time.

    Saturday Night Live will have a guest spot for the Newt, tentatively scheduled for March 2013.

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  4. tat = that

    ... of course.

    mea culpa

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  5. I wish you a Jew-free Christmas and may Israel be destroy and put in the wastebin of history...

    that fits this blog....

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  6. A lot of the boys here, anon, like that Ron Paul, anti-semite and racist.

    Also wants to legalize heroin, cocaine, shit, anything.

    Ron made some big money putting out a racist and anti-semitic newsletter some years ago, and is in some shit over it now. Kinda embarrassing for his supporters.



    What, no death threats this Christmas Eve, crapper?

    Nice tune, Melody, best to you and your family.

    HoHoHo!

    b

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  7. How can we have a Jew free Christmas, as much as some here would like, when the Savior Himself was a Jew, that's what I'd like to know.

    b

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  8. I find it quite odd that those who are all about the Jesus thing the most are, by and large, the ones who froth most bellicosely for more war in the Middle East.

    The story of Jesus is about peace. It contrasts with the first two books of the Old Testament. There's a lot more killing and god is vengeful and jealous.

    Those two books are more appropriate for those who take pride and pleasure in those cute heroes bombing stables and mangers in Afghanistan. Sure, they have to leave the drama out (bits of blown up human flesh and so forth) but there is plenty of sickly sentiment on offer.

    As an adult I have never been able to reconcile the vengeful and often capricious Old Testament God with the version that starry eyed born again Christians seem to worship who seems to have a very personal interest in all their comings and goings, however trivial.

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  9. I thought we could have a truce for Christmas day where nobody mocks anybody at all; maybe goodwill could manifest itself; I guess not.

    try this:

    'The tree is the world axis, displayed in Christian homes at winter solstice: the moment of rebirth or return of the sun (a joyous custom inherited from German paganism' (Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, 1993, p. 213)

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  10. Logos

    Our common roots, the pagan ones.

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  11. It's all a big misunderstanding.

    If only we could all adopt a "live and let live" philosophy.

    What's going on?

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  12. .


    100,000 pilgrims, both Christian and Muslim, visit Bethlehem, up significantly from the past few years.


    .

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  13. At least 25 dead in Nigeria church blast: officials
    ReutersReuters – 29 mins ago


    ABUJA (Reuters) - At least 25 people were killed in a bomb attack on a church in a satellite town on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital Abuja on Sunday, emergency services said.

    "I cannot give an exact figure of casualties now. But we (National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA) came with 25 body bags and we have exhausted them all. So at this point we are talking of 25 bodies in those bags," said Slaku Lugard, a NEMA official.

    (Reporting by Tim Cocks Writing by Maria Golovnina)

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  14. Nice try Mel.



    One can only hope.

    Right? Or would it left?

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  15. No Christmas truce in Nigeria:

    Islamist militants explode five bombs in Nigeria
    ReutersBy Felix Onuah and Camillus Eboh | Reuters – 15 mins ago

    ABUJA (Reuters) - Islamist militant group Boko Haram said it planted bombs that exploded on Christmas Day at churches in Nigeria, one of which killed at least 27 people on the outskirts of the capital.

    Read more

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  16. Christianity was created by Paul not Jesus. The message of Jesus was to seek Inner Truth rather than put your trust in priests and religions.

    Jesus fell foul of the more powerful Jewish sects, as radical thinkers often do. But then everyone in the story is Jewish because it's a Jewish story, set in a Jewish place, in a Jewish time of military occupation by pagan Romans.

    Jesus said:
    "He who lives by the sword dies by the sword". Jesus didn't need to fight with the sword. He healed the paralized and raised the dead. It is claimed that these actions can only be done by God, so Jesus' actions were in themselves claims to be God. They then did their best to get him silenced, if not in one way than another. This was a sectarian power struggle, and it ended as these things tend to do in division and a kind of apartheid.

    In the Book of Acts which is a travelogue, Peter a Galiliean fisherman, who became the leader of group of Jewish Jesus-believers in Jerusalem.

    Paul, a Jewish Roman citizen who was born in Asia Minor and who was asked by Jews to preach Jesus' rabbinical message in Jewish synagogues throughout Asia Minor (Turkey). Peter and Paul disagreed over the issue of whether it was acceptable for Jesus' followers who were all Jewish to eat / mix / social with the increasing number of Jesus-believers who were not Jewish,known to Jews as Gentiles.

    Paul the pragmatist won the debate and within 300 years this group of outcast Jewish Jesus-believers had exploded across the world to be the official religion of the Roman Empire. This was most definitely a mixed blessing as it meant going from being a persecuted church to being a persecuting church within generations.

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  17. I forgot:

    Happy xmas. Peace out.

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  18. oppositionresearchSun Dec 25, 10:37:00 AM EST

    Religion and politics are indivisible. That has always been so. The first known suicide bomber is biblical; Samson who took out the Philistines by pulling down the pillars of the temple.

    (Samson took down twin columns, killing himself and his enemies. Sound familiar?)

    Then Samson prayed to God, "remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes" (Judges 16:28)". "Samson said, 'Let me die with the Philistines!' (Judges 16:30)He pulled the two pillars together, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more as he died than while he lived." (Judges 16:30).

    Violence, pettiness, revenge, all celebrated by people that call themselves modern and civilized!

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  19. Robinson Crusoe is a nice story. An audio book Christmas present from an old near-forgotten friend. How sweet! :)

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  20. oppositionresearch said...
    Religion and politics are indivisible. That has always been so. The first known suicide bomber is biblical; Samson who took out the Philistines by pulling down the pillars of the temple.

    (Samson took down twin columns, killing himself and his enemies. Sound familiar?)


    Samson, a prisoner.... pulls down the pillars that imprisoned him, hardly a "suicide bomber".

    More distortion & lies from an equally distorted, twisted and perverted blog.

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  21. oppositionresearchSun Dec 25, 11:34:00 AM EST

    If anyone has doubts that Samson was anything less than a terrorist read on:

    Samson's activity takes place during a time when God was punishing the Israelites, by giving them "into the hand of the Philistines". An angel appears to Manoah, an Israelite from the tribe of Dan, in the city of Zorah, and to his wife, who had been unable to conceive. This angel proclaims that the couple will soon have a son who will begin to deliver the Israelites from the Philistines.

    The wife believed the angel, but her husband wasn't present, at first, and wanted the heavenly messenger to return, asking that he himself could also receive instruction about the child that was going to be born.

    Requirements were set up by the angel that Manoah's wife (as well as the child) were to abstain from all alcoholic beverages, and her promised child was not to shave or cut his hair. He was to be a "Nazirite" from birth. In ancient Israel, those wanting to be especially dedicated to God for a while could take a nazarite vow, which included things like the aforementioned as well as other stipulations.

    After the angel returned, Manoah soon prepared a sacrifice, but the Messenger would only allow it to be for God, touching his staff to it, miraculously engulfing it in flames. The angel then ascended up into the sky in the fire. This was such dramatic evidence as to the nature of the messenger, that Manoah feared for his life, as it has been said that no-one can live after seeing God; however, his wife soon convinced him that if God planned to slay them, he would never have revealed such things to them to begin with.

    In due time the son, Samson, is born; he is reared according to these provisions.

    When he becomes a young adult, Samson leaves the hills of his people to see the cities of the Philistines. While there, Samson falls in love with a Philistine woman from Timnah whom he decides to marry, overcoming the objections of his parents who do not know that "it is of the Lord”.

    The intended marriage is actually part of God's plan to strike at the Philistines. On the way to ask for the woman's hand in marriage, Samson is attacked by an Asiatic Lion and simply grabs it and rips it apart, as the spirit of God moves upon him, divinely empowering him. This so profoundly affects Samson that he just keeps it to himself as a secret.

    He continues on to the Philistine's house, winning her hand in marriage. On his way to the wedding, Samson notices that bees have nested in the carcass of the lion and have made honey. He eats a handful of the honey and gives some to his parents. At the wedding-feast, Samson proposes that he tell a riddle to his thirty groomsmen (all Philistines); if they can solve it, he will give them thirty pieces of fine linen and garments. The riddle ("Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet") is a veiled account of his second encounter with the lion (at which only he was present). The Philistines are infuriated by the riddle. The thirty groomsmen tell Samson's new wife that they will burn her and her father's household if she does not discover the answer to the riddle and tell it to them. At the urgent and tearful imploring of his bride, Samson tells her the solution, and she tells it to the thirty groomsmen.

    Before sunset on the seventh day they said to him,

    "What is sweeter than honey?
    and what is stronger than a lion?”

    The Philistines find out why Samson burned their crops and they burn Samson's wife and father-in-law to death. In revenge, Samson slaughters many more Philistines, smiting them "hip and thigh”.

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  22. oppositionresearchSun Dec 25, 11:34:00 AM EST

    Samson then takes refuge in a cave in the rock of Etam. An army of Philistines went up and demanded from 3000 men of Judah to deliver them Samson. With Samson's consent, they tie him with two new ropes and are about to hand him over to the Philistines when he breaks free. Using the jawbone of an ass, he slays one thousand Philistines. At the conclusion of Judges 15 it is said that "Samson led Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines".

    Samson said to them,

    "If you had not plowed with my heifer,
    you would not have solved my riddle.” (Samson is convinced they fucked his wife.)

    Samson flies into a rage and kills thirty Philistines of Ashkelon for their garments, which he gives his thirty groomsmen. Still in a rage, he returns to his father's house and his bride is given to the best man as his wife. Her father refuses to allow him to see her and wishes to give Samson the younger sister. Samson attaches torches to the tails of three hundred foxes, leaving the panicked beasts to run through the fields of the Philistines, burning all in their wake.

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  23. No American children lost their Mommies, or Daddies in Iraq this Christmas.

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  24. oppositionresearchSun Dec 25, 11:39:00 AM EST

    Later, Samson goes to Gaza, where he stays at a harlot's house. His enemies wait at the gate of the city to ambush him, but he rips the gate up and carries it to "the hill that is in front of Hebron".

    He then falls in love with a woman, Delilah, at the Brook of Sorek. The Philistines approach Delilah and induce her (with 1100 silver coins each) to try to find the secret of Samson's strength.Samson, not wanting to reveal the secret, teases her, telling her that he will lose his strength should he be bound with fresh bowstrings. She does so while he sleeps, but when he wakes up he snaps the strings.She persists, and he tells her he can be bound with new ropes. She ties him up with new ropes while he sleeps, and he snaps them, too.She asks again, and he says he can be bound if his locks are woven together.She weaves them together, but he undoes them when he wakes. Eventually Samson tells Delilah that he will lose his strength with the loss of his hair. Delilah calls for a servant to shave Samson's seven locks.

    Since that breaks the Nazirite oath, God leaves him, and Samson is captured by the Philistines,n who stab out his eyes with their swords. After being blinded, Samson is brought to Gaza, imprisoned, and put to work grinding grain.

    One day the Philistine leaders assemble in a temple for a religious sacrifice to Dagon, one of their most important deities, for having delivered Samson into their hands.They summon Samson so that people can gather on the roof to watch. Once inside the temple, Samson, his hair having grown long again, asks the servant who is leading him to the temple's central pillars if he may lean against them (referring to the pillars).

    "Then Samson prayed to God, "remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes" (Judges 16:28)”. "Samson said, 'Let me die with the Philistines!' (Judges 16:30) He pulled the two pillars together, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it.[Thus he killed many more as he died than while he lived." (Judges 16:30).

    After his death, Samson's family recovers his body from the rubble and buries him near the tomb of his father Manoah.

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  25. oppositionresearchSun Dec 25, 11:41:00 AM EST

    The story of Samson is one of revenge and terror. This is being taught to young children today.

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  26. The same fools that tell these stories are the same fools that want to drive the world into hunger, and chaos with another bloodletting in Iran. All, so other fools can sit around and tell the same stories to each other in the Mideast. It's madness.

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  27. Taught by whom to whom,oppo?

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  28. Another Zionist Terrorist.

    Good that he is dead.

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  29. Rufus II said...
    The same fools that tell these stories are the same fools that want to drive the world into hunger, and chaos with another bloodletting in Iran.


    It's the Jews...


    Just kill then all then we could have middle east peace... Hell we could have WORLD peace...

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  30. them not then

    mea culpa....

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  31. Are myths so important that the very questioning of them is so threatening?

    Suspend all logic please.

    That oppo piece on the story of Samson is quite startling when you consider the present reality of our world.

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  32. desert rat said...
    You better believe it, doug.

    A man's religion is not that important, to me.
    Performance is.

    Nothing performs better than that .45ACP, up close and personal.

    Though the 9mm Hi-Power has its virtues, too.

    The Final Solution eh?

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  33. Consider the mentality of taking the story of a delusional psychopathic killer and turning it into a child’s story on Samson being the victim.

    One may as well get creative with Charles Mason.

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  34. And all these religious fanatics universally have problems with woman.

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  35. Poor Samson goes on a mad killing and martyrdom operation because he thinks someone plowed his wife’s furrow.

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  36. Yeah, what did he think he was, a Hillbilly? :)

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  37. I don't blame'em about the Wimmin, and body hair, though. I'm getting kinda tired of shaving every day, my damned self. And women? I'll never figure them out.

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  38. I knew I wouldn't get peace on earth but geez peace somewhere would have been nice.

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  39. Manoah's wife (as well as the child) were to abstain from all alcoholic beverages, and her promised child was not to shave or cut his hair.


    Maybe this is why my work neighbor has a four year old son that looks like a girl. He said it was a religious thing but never got into details. Hm...

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  40. Joy to the Whirled.

    Happiness is a warm gun.

    This my weapon
    This is my gun
    One is for fighting
    One for fun

    Have a great day, y un Ano Nuevo mejor.

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  41. I don't care that the Christians stole the tree, after all the cross is kinda like a tree, or that they stole the solstice, but they went to fer when they stole the grail.

    b

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  42. Leave it to the Fighting Irish to take a stab at solving the world's energy woes. Notre Dame researchers have successfully developed solar cells that can be easily painted on to any conductive surface.

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  43. Deuce said...

    Poor Samson goes on a mad killing and martyrdom operation because he thinks someone plowed his wife’s furrow.


    She was a hard ho to row.

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  44. According to the Imperial War Museum, more than four million horses perished in the so-called Great War

    We are not to the "Guernica" yet, the end of the useful horse, but we are getting there.

    ...

    In one particularly sensational sequence, Joey is trapped in barbed wife and rescued by two soldiers, one German and one British, who momentarily put aside their differences through a mutual compassion for an injured animal, use wire cutters to save the horse’s life, and take a minute to share memories of their homes on opposite sides of the conflict.

    The Schopenhauerean valid metaphysical breakthrough - we are all one behind the scenes! The Egyptian Secret of the Two Brothers!

    ...

    Instead of puppets, Joey is played by 15 different horses, but the one featured most prominently is American equine Finder, who starred in Seabiscuit. Finder is a four-legged superstar who can do everything but talk, even though he has a way of communicating with Albert that is awesome

    He is no Mr. Ed, but good enough.

    ...

    Get off your Christmas duffs and go see this movie.

    Warhorse


    b

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  47. .

    I knew I wouldn't get peace on earth but geez peace somewhere would have been nice.


    Nice try Mel.

    But other than you and Rufus' Xmas carols the last two days here have just been typical EB.

    You did give it a good effort though. Thanks.

    Merry Christmas.

    .

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  48. Hey I reposted my Christmas With The Mormons, if that isn't cheery, what is?

    b

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