Saturday, June 03, 2006

Of Wheat and Tares - Jun 3

Oftentimes I hear the phrase 'clash of civilizations'. It is becoming more and more apparent that we are dealing with a schism (or divorce), rather than a clash of civilizations. Jesus, in one of His many parables, gave this account of a good man (Jesus) going forward and spreading good seed in the field. However, an enemy (Satan) comes along to spread tares (weeds) amongst the wheat. When asked about the appropiate course of action, Jesus said, Let the tares and the wheat grow together. If the tares are rooted out now before this harvest time, then the wheat will also suffer.When it is time for harvest, both the wheat and the tares will be rooted out. The good wheat will be separated and put into storehouses (the Kingdom of Heaven) and the tares will be thrown into the fire.
That I think, in a nutshell, is what we are seeing today. While this great separation has not yet happened, it is good to ask yourself, "Am I wheat or a tare?" Indeed, what we are seeing now is a precursor of things to come. Are you ready for this Great Harvest of Souls?

Russians being Russians Dep't:

1) Russia is attempting to sell India 126 new MiG-35s. I find this interesting as the Indian Air Force already has American-made F-16s and F-18s in its order of battle. Arms sales is one way the Russians can push back American hegemony.

2) Russia is attempting to sell large cargo aircraft to us Canadians (!). PM Harper has been contacted and it remains to be seen what will be done with this. Large aircraft will be terribly useful if Canada wishes to maintain its reputation as a peacekeeper nation. American suppliers will not be too happy and so some political pressure will be brought to bear if this is going to be seriously considered.

Three more articles proving that Islam is truly nuts:

1) Let's hear it for an Afghani Danica Patrick Dep't: In conservative Afghanistan, female drivers are being harassed by men on motorbikes. I guess these knuckle-dragging cave dwellers don't like the idea of THEIR women having some degree of freedom. Actually, I don't think this goes far enough. Let them wear tight-fitting leather pants and ride a Harley-Davidson motorbike (if they can afford one). That oughta scare 'em.

2) Disappointed investors have hired gunmen to shoot up the Palestinian exchange. I'm sorry, but I cannot help but laugh at this utter absurdity. I didn't even know the 'Pals' HAD an exchange to begin with (based in Nablus). The fact that gunmen (of which there are no shortage of in Gaza and West Bank) shot the place up should come as no surprise. Stop calling us terrorists or we'll shoot you and blow stuff up!

3) I'm giving you this html version of a Jerusalem Post story because I want you to see the picture. See the young boy dressed up in military garb carrying a toy gun? The Palestinians deliberately send these little ones in harm's way to antagonize IDF soldiers. Golda Meir once said that when the Palestinians love their children more than they hate us, then maybe there will be peace. It is too bad Golda didn't see that in her lifetime.

Here is another interesting article from CBC about those Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags you may or may not have heard of. Tagging products for inventory purposes is cool. Tagging and/or tracking people is not cool. Welcome to the Brave New World.

That volcano in Indonesia is STILL a danger! Mount Merapi is still spewing forth gases and other crap. It amazes me how quickly a major news event today becomes a yawner tomorrow. Talk about your short attention spans!

Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas, has three sisters who have FULL ISRAELI CITIZENSHIP! It's called Tel Sheva, an enclave of Bedouin Arabs. Hamas' new slogan? Death to Israel and America --- unless you let us live there in which case mild injury will suffice.

Gotta go.

The Man in Black

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