"I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper."
Animals in zoos have keepers.
It's sort of like an outline for an essay that would be very enjoyable to read. I think whoever wrote that ought to go back and expand on some of those single sentences. Maybe fiddle with the style a little bit, while he's at it.
The Left is 'Too clever by half'.
You can't trick reality. Or The Lord.
Oh, Gerald! I usually don't read his comments because they're too long, but he gets it, he really gets it! (And you also "get it" by the addition of that graphic.)
The "Mark of Cain", when you look a bit further, can well be interpreted as Man Gone Terribly Wrong. According to the Jewish Zohar (Kabballah), the sign God put on Cain was one of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. English Rabbi Michael Berg suggests in his interpretation that the Hebrew letter in question is waw or vov. Equivalents in Greek, F and Y; in Latin, F, U, V, W, and Y. The numerical value of WAW in the Gematria is (get this)... 6.
In the Greek Alphabet, there is one letter that is only used at the end of a word when needed - vau, also named Stigma. When Stigma is used as a number, its value is... 6.
In other words, the first human with a Stigma attached to him was none else than Cain.
In the sixth day God created man. On Noah's sixth-hundredth year the Flood came and destroyed all flesh. And of course, Revelation identifies the Beast of Ch. 13 as having a name with its numeric value of six-hundred and sixty-six. Revelations also says every person with that mark will have the full curse of God. (I did my calculations already. Obama is NOT IT, even though he seems to want that position very badly.)
So, the Mark of Cain can be seen as a "serious Stigma attached" of rebellion against God and the rules of Life and Nature, a sign for all people not to relate in any way to this person, for your lives and fortunes will be forfeit. Likewise, Socialism and Communism (as well as Marx and Engels) must, MUST have that same WAW, the same STIGMA attached to it and them, so that no one's lives, freedom or property become forfeit because of it.
From my conversations with people from Eastern Europe that I have met over the years, I can see they don't like Communism in any way. Many decades of experience for them have been enough to sour them out of it. Russians have had over seventy years experience dealing with Communism. They can smell one from a mile away - and tell others to run, don't walk, away from it. They can teach us a lot about how to spot a Marxist.
Artfldgr writes comments on neoneocon.com, always in the same manner. Brilliant points, cogent references and quotes, and partial sentences to establish the framework.
He doesn’t write essays. His brilliance is like a torch in a reconnaissance mission in the Leftist (Collectivist) enemy territory. It shines here and there, picking up salient issues and detailing an important segment of the enemy’s armaments and encampment. His comments are long, but I always find them more than worth my time to read them: a few minutes spent thusly will help me in my personal battle against the enormity of the enemy we face and the shadowed cast of the future they mean to force on us.
He presents his reconnaissance report in quick battlefield snapshot-paragraphs. It’s up to the reader to go to the cited resources, flesh out the information, do some thinking, and derive his own individual strategy and tactics from his expedition for the Culture War we are fighting.
I think Artfldgr is one of the best of God’s spies.
First time I had seen his stuff, but it's like poetry via telegraph.
Great literature it ain't. Commentary full of insight. Yep!
Gerard, while your post may not be divinely inspired, it is nevertheless genius. Thank you for baring so much ... it is not in vain.
You notice God never says "yes, you are your brother's keeper." That's because GOD is your brother's keeper.
Sometimes, when things all seem right with the world and the days are one long vacation from history and reality, scriptures are just don't make sense, and then one day, you're reading John 12, and suddenly, you feel like you've just watched a political ad:
1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
The false and lying compassionate politicians do the very same, they say the very same things. Always concerned with what we do with our own money and oh, so worried about the poor. I used to read it that the poor would always be with us, but now, when I read this, I read, "They lie who say they care about the poor. The thieves and liars you will have with you always."
All mankind descended from Cain? Not even approximately true, even if one takes the Bible as inerrant. (Which I don't, BTW.)
From the King James Bible (5:3-8):
"3: And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
4: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
5: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
6: And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
7: And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
8: And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died."