It is quite sad, isn’t it?
http://www.aina.org/news/20140721084100.htm
The last Christian reportedly left Iraq's second largest city of Mosul at 12:00pm on Saturday, ending over 6,000 years of Assyrian history in the city. Assyrians have lived in Mosul for over 6,000 years, converting to Christianity over 2,000 years ago. This all came to an end on Saturday, when the last Assyrian Christian left the city.

Some Iraqi Christians had called on the international community to help create a protected zone in Ninevah Province so as to provide protection for all minorities around the city of Mosul and to provide protection from future attacks by IS. While the proposal for a new Ninevah Province has been submitted to the Iraqi Parliament, it was not finalized. Because of the inaction both inside Iraq and the failure of the international community to heed the threats against Christians, the majority of the refugees who have just fled Mosul remain in danger of being attacked once more by IS as it continues its jihadi blitzkrieg across Iraq and Syria.

The crazy thing is that when they massacre 1,700 people in one day, the World is apparently too squeamish to discuss it. When Hamas turns Gazan Muslims into human shields and a fraction of that are killed by Israel’s Defence Forces, the whole World screams like the biggest injustice has happened. Nobody remembers to blame the Islamist Hamas for literally murdering its people in order to score propaganda points against an Israel that has done more to avoid civilian casualties than any Islamist combatant ever thought to.

When the Jews till their land, the Arabs freak out. When they repair a roof, the UN squeals. When they defend themselves, it is a massacre.
Then the Mozzies plunder Christians and mass-murder their children and nobody says shit. So you see that the “concern” for the Gazans is only ever thrust forth as a nice excuse to hate Jews; if it were about human rights, Mosul would be the centre of global rage right now.

Did you know that, this week, Paris had big pro-Palestinian riots, complete with a neo-kristallnacht that actually freaked out the French authorities. I think Paris is about 15% Muslim.

The Islamic State has issued an ultimatum to the Christians in the town of Mosul in northern Iraq, urging them to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.

The statement by the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, warned that the Christians had until Saturday to “leave the borders of the Islamic Caliphate.”

“After this date, there is nothing between us and them but the sword,” the statement said.

http://rt.com/news/174104-iraqi-christians-isis-ultimatum/
22nd of July, 2014
Kiki kyokka ekikuwa obukkakkamu mu bulamu ne mu kufâ?
Nti nze-nzennâ, omwooyo n’omubiri, mu bulamu ne mu kufâ, siri wânge-ku-bwânge, wabula ndi wa mulokozi wange omwesigwa Yesu Kristo; Eyasasulira-ddala olw’ebibî byange byonnâ, n’annunulà-nze okuva mu buyinza bwa sitâni; Ankuumà so that Kitange alî mu ggulù bwabeerâ tasiimye, n’oluvîri olumû-luti telusobola kuva ku mutwe gwange nelugwâ; era nti ebintu byonna-byonna biteekwa okugondera okulokolebwa kwange, era n’olw’ekyo ankákàsa ne Mwoyo we Omutukuvu nti ninâ obulamu obutagwaawo, n’anfuula omwetegefu n’omutima gwange gwonna, okuva ne kaakáno, okubêra omulamu ku lulwê.

Ebintu bimekâ by’olina okumanya olyoke osanyukire mu bulamu ne mu kufâ?
Bisatu; ekisookâ, obünji bwe bibi byange n’obuzibu bwendimu; ekyokubiri, bwenyinza okulokolebwa okuva mu bibi byange byonna n’obuzibu bwange bwonna; ekyokusatu, bwe n’ja okwebaza n’okweyanza Katonda olw’obulokozi obwenkanidd’âwo.

Obuzibu bwo obutegeerera wa?
Okuva mu tteeka lya Katonda.

Etteeka lya Katonda litugamba litya?
Kristo atusomesa mu bumpi-mpi nti (Matt. 22:37-40):
“‘Yagala-nga Mukama Katonda wo n’omutima gwo gwonna, n’omwoyo gwo gwonna, n’ebirowoozo byo byonna, n’amaanyi go gonna.’ Lye lino etteeka erikulembera era ekkulu; ely’aokubiri nalyo lirifânana, ‘Yagala-nga munnô nga bweweyagala gwe-kennyini.’ Ku bilagiro bino amateeka gonna ne ba nnabbi bonna kwebyesigamyê.”

Bino osobola okubituukiriza obulungi byonna?
Nedda n’akatono; kubanga mu mbeera yange eya bulijjo mbeera siyagala Katonda ne munnange.

Kwekugamba nti Katonda yatonda omuntu nga mwonoonyi omuseegu bwati?
Nedda n’akatono; wabula Katonda yatonda omuntu mu kifaananyi kye Ye-kinnyini, mu butuukirivu n’obutukuvu bwonna, alyooke amanyire-ddala Omutonzi we, amwagalire-ddala, era atambule-nga naye lubeerera okumutendereza n’okumusuuta.

Atê kati obwoononefu bw’omuntu buva wa?
Buva mu kugwa n’obutawulira bw’abazadde baffe abaasookera-ddala, Adamu ne Kaawa, mu Nnimiro eri; embeera yaffe eya bulijjo kyeyava eyonoonekera-ddala, nga okuva mu lubuto ne mu kuzâlibwa tuli mu kibi.

Kwekugamba tuli boononefu nnyo nti tetusobola kukola kalungi konna-konna, era nti twettanira bibi byokka?
Mazima-ddala bwe tuli; okujjako nga Mwoyo-Mutukuvu atuzizza bujjâ.

Olwo Katonda abeera tatulyaazamanyiz’za, okutulagira byetutasobola kutuukiriza mu mbeera yaffe eno?
Nedda n’akatono; kubanga Katonda yatonda omuntu nga asobola bulungi okubituukiriza byonnâ; naye omuntu ye-kennyini yejjako n’abazzukulu bê ebirabo bino, sitâni bwe yamusigula, nnyini naye n’ajeema.

Katonda anaalekayo-bulesi, n’atabonereza buno obujeemu n’emputtû?
Nedda n’akatono; era obujeemu obwasooka n’ebibî byaffe ebirala bimunyiiza nnyo; era aja kubibonereza mu biseera bino era ne mu kiseera kiri ekyolubeerera, era yayogera dda: “Omuntu yenna atagoberere-nga byonna-byonna ebiwandiikiddwa mu kitabo ky’amateeka, okubituukiriza-nga, akolimiddwa.”

Naye ate Katonda ssi wa kisa?
Katonda wa kisa, naye Katonda era wa bwenkanya; n’olwekyo obwenkanya bwê bugamba nti okuzza omusango ku bukulu bwa Katonda obutenkanika kuteekwa okubonerezebwa n’ekibonerezo ekijyâ mu musango ogwo, kwekugamba, ekibonerezo ekyolubeerera mu mubiri ne mu mwoyo.

Kale nno, oba nga Katonda bweyasala omusango mu butuukirivu twasalibwa gwa kibonerezo kya lubeererâ, tewali ngeri jetusobola kuwona kibonerezo ekyo, ne tulyoka tuddibwamu?
Obwenkanya bwa Katonda bulina okutuukirizibwa; n’olw’ekyo omusango gulina okusasulwa, oba nga ffé tusasudde, oba nga waliwo atusasulidde.

Ate ffe-kenyini, tusobola okugusasula?
Nedda n’akamu; ate nga buli lunaku omusago tugwongerako-bwongezi.

Waliwo wonnâ ekitonde-obutonde kyonnâ ekisobola okutusasulirako?
Tewali; kubanga okusooka Katonda tajja kubonereza kitonde kilala ku lw’omusango omuntu gwe yazza; ate tewali na kitonde-butonde kisobola kwesimba mu busungu Katonda bw’asunguwalirâ ekibi, mbu kilyoke kiwonye ebilala obusungu obwo.

Omutabaganya wa ngeri ki gwe tulina okunoonya?
Alina okubeera nga muntu-ddala, ate nga mutuukirivu-ddala; ate nga asinga ebitonde byonnâ amânyi; kwekugamba, ng’era Katonda-ddala.

Lwaki alina okubêra omuntu-ddala, ate nga mutuukirivu-ddala?
Kubanga obwenkanya bwa Katonda bugamba nti obutonde bw’omuntu obwazza omusango bwebulina okusasula omusango ogwo; ate abanjibwâ tasobola kusasulira balala.
In the end, there’s good news and bad news in all this: the good newsis that one need not be familiar with the constant communiques, videos,and messages emanating from this or that jihadi group—for they are allrecycled, all the same. To hear one, is to hear them all.
As I have found. Brilliant article on the communiqué from the anti-Christian IS(IS) Caliphate, from the brilliant Raymond Ibrahim.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c21_1405554905
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/07/16/jihadi-rhetoric-tiresome-but-deadly/
The Islamic State has issued an ultimatum to the Christians in the town of Mosul in northern Iraq, urging them to convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or face death.

The statement by the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, warned that the Christians had until Saturday to “leave the borders of the Islamic Caliphate.”

“After this date, there is nothing between us and them but the sword,” the statement said.

http://rt.com/news/174104-iraqi-christians-isis-ultimatum/
19th of July, 2014
If you reject the Christian state, especially if you live in post-Christian Europe, the only attractive social order would be hedonism (“do whatever pleases you”), which today is generalised as the worldview called “moral relativism” or, in the case here, “cultural relativism”.

But cultural relativism is not up for a fight against a strong and confident theocratic challenge. And when the showdown happens, relativism loses. Even if you should find relativism (even the French « laïcité ») comfortable as a guiding ideology for the state, it is ultimately—and soon—going to fall to some theocracy or other. Theocracy has staying power; theocracy is necessarily a force from beyond us. Every state ideology is then revealed to be a theocracy in waiting: either it will be replaced by theocracy or it will itself be a tacit theocracy.

In Western Europe, cultural relativism is still the norm. There is no such thing as better or worse, there is only different. One should not consider one value superior to another value, no matter what these values actually are. And it had better be different the way one thinks it should be: not “politically incorrect.”

Former Netherlands Chief of Defense Peter van Uhm says that he respects jihadist fighters in Syria because they are fighting for an ideal. That this ideal refutes every Western ideal that he himself holds dear, apparently does not affect his apparent respect for jihadists.

The city of Delft for example, a known hotbed for jihadists, communicated that returnees were also entitled to housing, a job and psychological care. “The purpose of this local action is deradicalization through the stabilization and normalization of the situation in which the returnee finds himself. This is a custom project and on the one hand consists of reintroducing structure in daily life, education, housing, debt restructuring etc. On the other hand, there will be psychological care available and/or specialist coaching in service of deradicalization.”

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4405/jihad-netherlands

Now, of course, the only state that would not submit to Islam would the Christian state. What I am saying is that either you live in a Christian state, or you live in a future-Muslim state.
Of all the heathen religions, Islam is the ultimate. None has as much staying power as Islam, which has essentially made a pact with one unitarian lord who is opposed to the one true Trinitarian God. Islam merges into one religion everything that is opposed to the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. (That is why this Trinitarian confession is the only unforgivable sin in Islam.)

The opposite of that error is the truth, and a state that is fashioned around a worldview that is not only enduring, but also true. This is the Christian state. http://localhost.ug/decl.pdf
Fibonacci

http://io9.com/5985588/15-uncanny-examples-of-the-golden-ratio-in-nature
http://io9.com/5768696/the-fibonacci-series-when-math-turns-golden

And isn’t funny how they say “As selected by the Darwinian process,” as though they don’t realise that golden ratios in nature are decreasing since the design is getting damaged by entropy. Most humans today are actually no longer possessed of all the “golden ratio” proportions that they should have. If Darwin were right, we would be getting prettier and better-designed. What you see, however, is that the correct formula has been damaged by mutations in many body parts of many people. The fact that entropy increases in the direction of time implies (as a logical conclusion based on physics) that whatever selection we have is limited to retaining decayed stuff out of the decayed stuff it has been given in the first place; similarly, the results of selection are necessarily ≥-decayed than the original, since time passes during selection, and entropy happens; and even the systems in nature that slow down entropy (cross-pollination, out-breeding, selection, DNA repair) are themselves breaking down very fast. Here is the clincher: even the rate of increase of entropy is itself increasing.
So Darwin wasn’t even wrong; he was speaking of a fantasy World that not only does not exist, but actually cannot even exist.

And all this time, people could have just written “As designed by the Creator.” Apparently culture is in entropy, too.
Teeth are supposed to follow the golden ratio! (Haha. Good luck finding that working on nearly any modern-diet human being. By the way, diet effects are inherited up to four generations down, so yeah, Darwin was a chimp. He denied epigenetics—inheritance being influenced by the environment, for example—which we have found to be absolutely pervasive and central to inheritance.)

Over the last few months he has measured the uteruses of 5,000 women using ultrasound and drawn up a table of the average ratio of a uterus's length to its width for different age bands.
The data shows that this ratio is about 2 at birth and then it steadily decreases through a woman's life to 1.46 when she is in old age.
Dr Verguts was thrilled to discover that when women are at their most fertile, between the ages of 16 and 20, the ratio of length to width of a uterus is 1.6 – a very good approximation to the golden ratio.
“This is the first time anyone has looked at this, so I am pleased it turned out so nicely,” he said.
I think that ratio seriously influences pregnancy outcomes, even the beauty of the kids.

19th of July, 2014

This is taken from a chat I am having at the present moment. (I do write long shit in chat, as I almost never use it, except as risky e-mail.)

It is, after all, how we ended up in the entropy-free state at the very beginning: not because of anything we had done, but because God decided of His own will. Then we screwed it up, after He had given it in our power (as quantum mechanics has found). Now, if anything is created, it needs to be in constant communion with God, or it will die (because created things have no eternal life in themselves). Unfortunately, we abandoned that communion, and we continue to do so every day. So the entropy (“death”, in the Bible) came, and it is increasing. Except: Jesus reversed total entropy with style; He didn’t just resurrect, but actually secured a total renewal of everything. (Of course, excluding those who have rejected the second—and only alternative—way to be in constant communion with God, by being of Christian faith. Don’t worry, the Mozzies will remain down there, separated from God, where entropy is the norm.)

By the way, physics states very plainly that, as a logical necessity (not simply “doctrine” or whatever), everything was perfect at t=0 (the technical designation for the moment in time when creation ended, the first sabbath). Now, doctrine adds that for some time after that, all of nature continued in this perfect state. (Physics itself cannot tell you this.)

But on what grounds was Adam spared entropy, before the Fall? Sola Gratia. He never “earned” to be created perfect, and to live perfect in a perfect World for that time. It was not because he was a good guy, since—without knowledge of good and evil—he could not have even been rewarded for upright choices. We, too, do not earn the grace by which our entropy is contained in this life and overthrown for the next life.

Granted, some people (Catlicks and the like) find it hard to accept so great a salvation if it is not tied to how upright their choices have been. They truly desire to contribute out of their station and impress the highest intelligence, the highest holiness, the highest strength, the highest love, et cetera, with their own attempts at intelligence, holiness, love, et cetera, and they are fearful and uncertain in the face of simple unilateral favour from God. (Almost like one of the dogs insisting that you give it all that meat as payment, because it does a lot of work lying around on the floor. When you spoon-feed week-old rats, is it mere Presby-grade grace, or Catlick-grade reward? Yet now imagine if those rats were in open rebellion, and biting and cursing, and all the while claiming that they deserve the shelter and food. You are approaching humans now … Imagine further that they kill your only child, when he goes out to bring them in from the rain. If you do not burn them all alive at that time, it is because of grace. Now we are all living today because of mere unilateral grace on the part of God, and yet some have fashioned entire religions out of the denial of this self-evident truth.)

Such hardness of heart sometimes comes from a mistaken assumption that they, mere dirt, can somehow “earn” the eternal, entropy-free life based on how they associate with other mere dirt that they find on Earth. They think their eternal life is based on whether they ate this, or touched that, or drank that. And all of this is soil, just like we are. Hence why Paul shouted “Guys! The Law was never the point, but a shadow and teaching concept! Christ is the point of the Law!” How can you impress the Creator by sacrificing some of His own creations to Him? As He said in Isaiah, “All the beasts on a thousand hills are mine.” And in the Psalms “The earth and all its fullness is all mine; if I were hungry, I would not first check with you!” As for those who forbid certain foods as a pretended holiness, God said to Noah “All things that move, I give to you for food,” and to Peter “Cut and eat … What God has declared clean, let no man dare to call unclean.” Even Moses explained why he forbade certain foods: to make the Israelites a distinct nation from all their neighbours, not to somehow make them righteous by loosely restricting their diet. (Sheesh.)

—Or why should we be rewarded for doing what we were supposed to do? Should one be given eternal life because he never told a lie? Well, he was not supposed to tell a lie in the first place! Yet if they do tell a single lie, why should such be let into heaven to ruin the eternal party with the possibility of a crouching falsehood waiting to make you cry in heaven? So you see, some people do not have a good grasp of the sheer “total depravity” humans labour under (to use the unfortunate monicker that the Presbys liked back then; I’d say “total lostness” maybe). You can identify those who God has chosen to spare the death that they deserve—by grace—because when He choses them, He gives them His Spirit to drag them to believing in Jesus Christ, that they might be justified—by faith.

These people think it is a bad idea for your eternal state not to depend on such stupid metrics as “How many people did you restrain yourself from murdering?” which is often the highest brag of holiness they have (“But I am not out there killing people …”). Many legalists are going to stand before God, expecting their record to talk for itself, when really all they have is “… but at least I never killed anyone!” So? You weren’t supposed to. But what about all these other things I see in your record? “… But everyone did those!” Yes, but apparently some knew they could not successfully defend their record before the most-holy as judge, and they accepted the amnesty.

19th of July, 2014
Rejoice in the Lord; again I say, rejoice!
Let us make a joyful noise to Jesus Christ.
The same guy wrote:
http://www.modernghana.com/news/555712/1/chibok-girls-gang-raped-1500-times-each-by-1500-ji.html

Chibok Local Government has four primary schools and only one secondary school due to years of neglect, despite the willingness of the Christian community to embrace western education. No Chibok indigene had ever represented the state in the Nigeria's National Assembly despite the overwhelming population advantage they have. Senator Ali Ndume, formerly arraigned in court by Nigeria's secret police for being a Boko Haram sponsor, is the Senator representing the zone where Chibok falls into, and report has it that he rarely visits the town, except passing through the town en route to other places.

Therefore, Chibok is not in the list of development priorities of successive Borno State Governments because of their Christian heritage , dating back to over eighty years, which they refused to surrender. Why Boko Haram chose to humiliate Chibok is still a puzzle to be unravelled soon. The Chairman of Northern Christian Elders Forum, Evangelist Matthew Owojaiye, addressing ministers of the gospel in Kaduna recently wondered “why Boko Haram single out Chibok of all the local governments in Borno State for abduction, it is because they are a christian minority.”



Chibok is literally dead, the town is deserted, residents are hiding inside the bush, parents of the abducted girls are dying one by one, as at last count, nine have died while the rest are walking corpses. The rest of the nation sees the Chibok issue as stale news, politicians are looting treasury, including funds meant to fight the insurgents, and political spokespersons are throwing tantrums at each other. Each passing day, these girls are raped 15 times and the Islamic leaders in Nigeria are still playing politics, instead of going after their brothers perpetrating atrocities in the name of Allah. In the next ten days, if these girls are not rescued, they would have stayed in the Jihadist den for 100 days, and would have been raped 1500 times, and yet an insensitive Federal Government is amassing trillions of naira from various oil deals and distributing such for 2015 elections.

So then a man loses it, and declares war on the state, and they call him a religious extremist terrorist.


Here is what I mean:
This was the summary of the revelations by Senator Zanna representing Born Central Senatorial District According to an interview he granted an online media, the senator said that “Actually the information I’m getting, some of them are very disturbing. Although I don’t want to mention but they are just raping the girls on camera and even showing them on video, releasing it to the public.”
Apparently the Boko Haram Islamists have taken to mass-gang-raping the Christian girls they abducted, and recording it. Yes, this is the #BringBackOurGirls girls.
“Somebody told me that they were shown being raped, and in turn, it is the girl who was raped that came out kneeling down and begging the man to be patient. Do you know the reason why? They said when they rape them they shoot them. Therefore the girl after being raped, she curled down to the man, kneeling down and begging him to please be patient. So disturbing.”

Senator Khalifa Ahmed Zanna, though a Muslim, was previously accused by former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff of being a Boko Haram sponsor who sponsors people outside the country for trainings in terrorism, but since this Chibok abducted started, he has shown great concerns over the fate of the abducted girls even more than the Federal Government and had almost on weekly basis released information that might aid in the release of the girls to the security agents .
I am not sure what this is going to do to my thought process henceforth.
I think it is fair to say that a Christian has every right to be absolutely, absolutely outraged.

http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/07/obinna-akukwe-chibok-christian-girls-gang-raped-shot-name-allah/

This is what I am getting from Nigeria. You bet TV is going to be perfectly silent about this one.


14th of July, 2014
Here is what I mean:
This was the summary of the revelations by Senator Zanna representing Born Central Senatorial District According to an interview he granted an online media, the senator said that “Actually the information I’m getting, some of them are very disturbing. Although I don’t want to mention but they are just raping the girls on camera and even showing them on video, releasing it to the public.”
Apparently the Boko Haram Islamists have taken to mass-gang-raping the Christian girls they abducted, and recording it. Yes, this is the #BringBackOurGirls girls.
“Somebody told me that they were shown being raped, and in turn, it is the girl who was raped that came out kneeling down and begging the man to be patient. Do you know the reason why? They said when they rape them they shoot them. Therefore the girl after being raped, she curled down to the man, kneeling down and begging him to please be patient. So disturbing.”

Senator Khalifa Ahmed Zanna, though a Muslim, was previously accused by former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff of being a Boko Haram sponsor who sponsors people outside the country for trainings in terrorism, but since this Chibok abducted started, he has shown great concerns over the fate of the abducted girls even more than the Federal Government and had almost on weekly basis released information that might aid in the release of the girls to the security agents .
I am not sure what this is going to do to my thought process henceforth.
I think it is fair to say that a Christian has every right to be absolutely, absolutely outraged.

http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/07/obinna-akukwe-chibok-christian-girls-gang-raped-shot-name-allah/

This is what I am getting from Nigeria. You bet TV is going to be perfectly silent about this one.

14th of July, 2014
http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/07/obinna-akukwe-chibok-christian-girls-gang-raped-shot-name-allah/

This is what I am getting from Nigeria. You bet TV is going to be perfectly silent about this one.
14th of July, 2014
The World today has taken agreement to be secular-democratic. This implies many things, for instance that a “popular” leader or practice is also the “correct” one. So democracy follows, and secularism, and the legitimisation of abnormalities and vices (like gayism), and the support of materialistic cults like Darwinism, and so on. All these things are well-represented in Israel.

When they go to the UN to make their case, they brag about being “the only democracy in the Middle East.” So the accepted standard of the Jewish state is secular democracy. One day soon, secular democracy is going to turn against Israel and hand it to Islamism. Instead, they should have identified with God; and the Bible is not as bothered with democracy or the erasure of gender roles or American interests.

Now, in a recent survey asking Israelis who they believe to be responsible for preserving Israel in the near-future, many of them—I think I remember a number just under 70%—said they put their hope in God. On the street, there is true faith. But in the state‽ It is just like Uganda. In all this recent debate about homosexuality in Parliament, no reference was made to the Bible, because none could be made: “the State shall not adopt a state religion.” We are not officially a Christian state now, even though we were, at some periods between the Uganda Martyrs and the 1966 Presidential Republic. There are some states in-between (kingdoms and chiefdoms of various kinds, Buganda kingdom, Protectorate), and some of them are not secular like the state we have now. Some of them were formed after religious war in Kampala here.

The Israelis cannot actually mention God. They can speak of the Prophets, as Netanyahu does often. But the founder of their state was Theodor Herzl, who was secular. (Although not a Christian, he did not even have his son circumcised.) The Ugandans mention God (anthem, motto), and these are in fact the only two times you find it in the Uganda Constitution document (plus one extra time under the oath of office).

You see, me I feel that people have been fooled in how to distribute their concern. I think that if I ended up a king, and I was aware of Revelation 1:4-5, I would be a “socialist” or “communist” or “liberal” only after I have been a “Christian.” In countries like Germany, it is legal today to be political and also have a religion, hence Angela Merkel’s “Christian Democrats” or whatever. This is the country of Martin Luther and the Thirty-Years’ War. They went through a period of having a secular state on one side (West) and an atheist one on the other, but later they changed. (The Netherlands, Scotland, Britain, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, for instance, are also officially Christian kingdoms, not secular democracies. Presidents haven’t paid their due hommage, and now where are they going to run to? Even the devil-worshipping Arabs have obeyed that demon-posessed man, Muhammad, because they think he was sent by God, while the—some of them Christian—presidents have acted like the New Testament doesn’t have any illumination for leaders, or that most books in the Bible are not about running and fighting for a state.)

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/24737/Default.aspx

That Bible I have told you about that I typeset and published (in PDF) recently has some illustrations. Many of them are family photos of mine, so of course it is of little interest to other people. My face seldom shows up anywhere on the Internet, and when it does it is scattered in some unmarked pages in a very large download of the Bible. “Elusive” isn’t a term I much like, but there you go.

Anyway, the parts that are not family photos are instead agitprop art. As a result, my first truly modern art (web fonts, pure XML data, > 2000AD technologies) is this Bible. It is consciously artistic, while also consciously scripture. I understood that I was receiving and transmitting scripture, but with a probational licence for art and personalisation. There are vague inspirations from the modern art movement, the sheer willingness to be offensive, if it permits me to begin communicating. This, for example, is the picture from Genesis 3, the chapter of the Fall. I found it on the Internet after some kind of related search, and I included it.

Adam and Eve, at the Fall

This kind of image makes Genesis 3 risqué again. It is the most-devastating chapter in the Bible, and also accompanied by such a fittingly-fallen picture. That there is a bird being flipped adds to the shame of the realization in that chapter. Before it, above chapter 2, comes a tender metaphor for the interaction between Adam and God—whom no man has ever seen—in a photograph as touchingly-beautiful as anything before the knowledge of good and evil. I have been in a meeting with the Bible Society and made people swoon with the image above Genesis 2. They didn’t know that if I had flipped to the next page, I would be lynched. And that is the power of the transition between Genesis 2 and Genesis 3 in this Bible. Ours is a profane age, where porn is cheap and evading it is costly. That picture is a price I am willing to pay in the “era of ‘fuck’.”

But the Old Testament, being an earthy part of the Bible, is probably easy to find images for. For the prophecies of Isaiah about, say, Damascus, I have used images from current affairs. After all, these wars were prophecied by the Prophets. Pictures of fresh ruins accompany chapters like Isaiah 17. This is stuff Gustav Doré could only have dreamed of, but there are still Bibles in the shops with Doré’s woodcuts. Haha. For places like Psalms 117, you could put a picture of your child. But what would you do with, say, the sharp theology in Hebrews?

Romans versus Darwinism

That is the picture that hangs above Romans. That is the treatment I have given every image that is dominated by the wrong idea. —Because sometimes I had to portray a negative idea, but I could not afford to hang those pictures the same way I hang my family photos. So I flip the bad ones upside-down, be they ISIS fighters giving body to a chapter of Revelation, or a Darwinian poster to link the heresy to its refutation in Romans 1. This Darwinist poster one, in particular, came out so well, because it is so rich. The passage in the caption speaks of darkened thoughts, which is amply shown in the image. That is agitprop as the Commies should have done it: one single transformation on the picture, and a caption. It is fair enough, in this case, to show the Darwinist idea as wrong just by looking at it from the other angle, and reading a sentence from Paul.

06th of July, 2014
Recently, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham declared that it would simply be called “the Islamic State.” Now, over time, it has been changing names, and the Western media has been following along, even when the acronyms became inconsistent. AQI to ISI to ISIS or ISIL, depending. But now they have, at press time, refused to follow the militant group when it simplified things.

I will tell you why this is important, but first let us fix the name issue. I shall be calling them the ISIS Caliphate. It indicates the three things that are important about them now: caliphism, “Islamic State”, “Iraq, al-Sham”.

Previously, radio and other old school media allowed for phenomena like Al Qaeda: jihadist groups that had international allegiance, and could loosely control adherents. Now, instead, terrorist groups are nearly the first true human spammers on the Internet. Social media has resulted in 21st-century jihad being a truly global call to arms. Now German fathers and British mothers wake up to find their sons and daughters taken by Islam, off to al-Sham to give everything for the Caliphate.

Therefore for reasons that are observable in any pair of headlines today, it is not unreasonable to say that the Caliphate is here. It is no longer a prediction based on trends. Consider this:
After the collapse of the former caliphate, the Ottoman empire, the Muslim Brotherhood was founded with the goal of re-establishing it. The man who was caliph before was neither a better nor a worse caliph than al-Baghdadi of ISI would be. Neither more-fitting nor less-fitting: just another successful contender for the title, and who for now happens to be al-Baghdadi of ISIS.

But as we speak, the Muslim Brotherhood, which essentially had the flag of the caliphate, is being smashed ver hard in Egypt, where it all began. They handed mass death sentences to basically all significant members of the Musilm Brotherhood.
And Hamas, which is the self-confessed Muslim Brotherhood wing among the Falastin, is being done to death by the Israelis for murdering three Jewish teenagers. In countries where the Arab Spring happened, the compromise hard-line Islamists who insist on shari’a and the rest of it, but who still think in terms of the West’s nation-state (Al-Nour, Ennahda, and all the other MB-like parties) are clearly being threatened—and, quite often, defeated—by the more-global caliphate minded Ansar al-Sharia, Ansar es-Sunna, and the like. So where the MB is not being killed off, it is being defeated.

Yet the caliphate ambition still seems alive and well, even legitimate, in spite of its apocalyptic implications.
And for now, it seems to have been taken over by the ISIS Caliphate. I caught images of a funeral among the Falastin, and I notice the absence of the hard green of Hamas, which is apparently receiving a death-blow. Instead, black jihadi flags waved about everywhere. We live in the time where events in last week’s Iraq are influencing the thoughts of the most-important youths in delicate Middle-Eastern geopolitics today. That time is today.

ISIS is properly International. It is born, bred, and fed on the Internet. It is particularly because it is aware that the war is supposed to be apocalyptic. These guys are fighting to make the big fight happen. Just as they make suicidal fighting the most-pious of things, they also fight in a self-destructive cycle. Imagine what the Khoi-khoi did, in South Africa, when their religion had to “immanentise the eschaton.” They ran their entire community into death by starvation, in the apocalyptic frenzy that expressed their delusion. Imagine, however: how would that phenomenon express itself in a religion as dark and murderous as Islam? Of course: start a non-stop war in the Levant.

So the ISIS Caliphate has officially positioned itself as the caliphate that fights in the end of days. Whether the West refuses to recognise the caliphate, it matters to us all that those who matter to the caliphate do recognise it. Already, these guys have the fighting strength and qualities of a state. If the fighters and recruits believe in the caliphate, then it is an unfortunate reality for all of us. Islam has a tendency to burst forth from the deserts in time to spook ageing empires to death with a ghoulish scream of “Allahu akbar!”

And no amount of marketplace advantages can help a society against these people, because they work better than the free market. They go to all lengths in propaganda, marketing, and accounting, just so that they can advertise opportunities for death—to give it or receive it.
Did I say accounting? Al Qaeda must have pioneered the legendary documentation of everything, apparently including even a receipts for broom bought somewhere in the Malian desert.

Now, I was already unconvinced by democracy and the modern nation-state in general. However, now I see that the trend is powerful, and that ultimately we are all going to have to choose. You see, if we have a caliphate on our hands, born and bred International—with fighters from all over the World—then we also have the implications of global jihadist terror.
And if we have global jihadist terror, then we have to choose either for or against the caliphate. We choose against, of course, since we are a Christian state. But essentially, I am saying that the choice is now of which theocracy you want, not of whether you want one or not.
You know, I recently spoke of an Arabic song that I found to be very beautiful—even a legitimate education of my World music tastes, which already have a brave and varied exposure.
The problem was that it was also an Islamic song, so I never linked to it. But since then, I have mentioned its name—Jaljalat—that those who are interested may find it. Aside from being Islamic and therefore evil in theology and consequently in content. It is about murder and pillaging of Christians, and it is a big hit across all sorts of corners of the Arabic-speaking Islamic Internet. I am still organising to pay for a translation, to see what such a well-executed war anthem is saying exactly. (My Arabic only goes so far as to recognise certain nouns. I can’t bear to learn the language.)

Anyway, this song is one side of Arabia that has come out looking good, in spite of itself. This is what Abraham Kuyper saw in his contemporary Roman Catholics and declared “common grace.” Abraham Kuyper was wrong, of course, because there is no such thing as “common grace.”
(Kuyper and his followers essentially said that God gives some grace to every human being, and that it is what is responible for humans not being as depraved as left-brain Calvinism said they should be. “Look,” they would say, “Fallen Man has all the light in him turned to darkness. Yet listen to the music the heathen Muslim Mandé play! Divine, even! And the anasheed of the anti-Christian Arabs? And the pure, selfless altruism of the European Muslim jihadis, in spite of how misled it is? Are these people not clearly infused with a certain light—the ‘common grace’—in spite of their devil-worshipping madness?” —Or saint-worshipping madness, in Kuyper’s case. Well, the answer is: no. There is no “common grace.” On this, Abraham Kuyper and his followers were wrong.)

Before we go on, see this Muslim cleric declaring physical war against Christians, and declaring an allegiance of faith with all sorts of Islamist anti-Christian groups. I am not giving you the video because of its content, which is outright wicked poison, but rather because of the cleric’s sheer poetic ability.
I would link to Lil’ Wayne if he were this good at some point. But Lil’ Wayne is of Mandé extraction, anyway, so I expect rhyming excellence and fluidity of him as much as I expect lean muscle. This cleric is not a Mandingo (but is certainly of Berber admixtrue). 3, 2, 1, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9vfWVcVHNc

Co-feel his pure glee when his crowd notices his masterful wrestling of the panicky Arabic tongue. The third attempt that is captured on camera is the one that ultimately delivers his best poetic assault. I guess if you try often enough … You know, it is like the crowd knows him, expects a sudden and random rhyme at times like this, and on the third try the cleric delivers, at the crucial point when all-out war is declared on the previous and prevailing non-Islams; the rhyme starting at 50 seconds into the video, when he redeclares Muhammad’s ambition against Christendom, and it goes on for a geniunely masterly, poetic 20 seconds. I wish I could pretend it was accidental, but clearly he is working at it. I guess this is what little humanity (“ubuntu” in Mandela’s tongue, “‘buntu-‘bulamu” in Luganda, literally “living-human-ness”, “εικονα θεου” in the Septuagint) may be found in a situation where living humans are still present even as the agency has been seized by the horrible super-demon that posessed Muhammad.
(I guess that, since he is possessed by the same stuff, we can judge the poetic quality of Muhammad’s book from extrapolations of this video alone. Hmm … Not worth the bandwidth.)

The thing responsible for the persistence of humanity, even in a man entirely possessed by the devil, is that God made Man in His image. So even a Hitler in the womb would not be a candidate for abortion, because Hitler—just like Muhammad—was made in the image of God.
In Genesis 9, God actually gives His reason for the higher value of human over merely-animal life: “for in the eikona theou I made man.” Those who disregard this and murder, He hands to their fellow humans and their divinely-instituted death penalty. Meanwhile, He approves of (and, in the previous chapter, blesses) the slaughtering of animals for the service of humanity, the eikona theou (such as covering nakedness, feeding, ritual, musical instruments). The difference is not in the physical. To the prevailing materialist metaphysics, ultimately, yes, humans are an animal composed of the same dirt that every other animal was made from. But the animals were made out of their own forms, and we in the image of God.

Abraham Kuyper could not be cleaned up by taking all the parts where “common grace” infected the thought, and “the image of God” put in its place, since the image of God is a mere fact about us that doesn’t invest us with any further virtues. (The capacity for technology is not a virtue; as a legitimate part of the image of God, though, it is present in fallen man.) It is manifestations of the image of God that made Kuyper conclude “common grace.” The things he cites as the result of “common grace” could also be found even in the Qur’an simply because its conduit happened to be a human, made in the image of God. And not just poetry, because Muhammad’s humanity couldn’t let him ignore his fellow-orphans and bastards[1], so there is a thick core of altruism in Islam, and the cult does sometimes breed a remarkably selfless piousness and a perhaps-fitting privileging of the spiritual over the material. But does that credit Islam at all? Not any more than the cleric’s rhyming: essentially, not worth the bandwidth. (I am saying I would rigidly censor all Islamic content on a network I control. All Islamic content. By censor, I mean modify or block the content. Hey, I am doing the same to our own Abraham Kuyper.)

So, no: there is no such thing as “common grace.” For better or for worse, the Calvinists are correct, and Abraham Kuyper is wrong.
But, yes: the image of God is prior to our fall, and in spite of it. Being in the image of God confers upon us such abilities as music, order, mathematics, execution of the ghastlier state duties and their hard justice (“I will require the blood of ever man at the hand his fellow-man … for in the eikona theou I made Man.”) or, for that matter, loving and generous sexual relationships.
And, yes: if it weren’t for that, the image of God and the abilities it implies upon us, we would literally be the most-savage of animals, and not unlike what the Darwinist heresy wrongly claims we are.

Due to the image of God, we can always find something worth preserving in even the most-base of lives. Look how the image of God may flickered forth one good thing in that cleric’s sermon, or, for that matter, in the hateful, diabolical, and heretical poetry of Muhammad. And perhaps Hitler was a skilled orator, or whatever. There are things that will shine about man, regardless of all other factors. Total depavity doesn’t mean that these things are not there, but rather than we are thoroughly wicked even in spite of them. Shouldn’t the Arab jihadis notice that lyrics of beheading don’t blend with such life-celebrating vocal performance? “For ever since the creation of the universe God's invisible attributes—his everlasting power and divinity—are to be seen and studied in his works, so that people have no excuse; because, although they learned to know God, yet they did not offer him as God either praise or thanksgiving.”

And now that I have given you that, why do I still segregate against Jaljalat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvuPrrriIBA
It means “thunder” in Arabic. Remember, the cult doesn’t allow them musical instruments. Can you imagine it?

But what would I do with these Muslims, these humans, made in the image of God, if they showed up on my door? —Perhaps even singing Jaljallat?
I would shoot them several times until they were thoroughly aborted, and then I would probably use them to heat the corridors of a hospital. See, I am no better than those other humans. Even though I am of the right faith, I am capable of more ruthlessness than some of these jihadis can contemplate. I am able to be entirely base and devoid of honour and pity. —And I would still be the image of God, no more and no less than I am now, when I am an opinionated writer at a keyboard. Grammar is of the image of God.

[1] “Ahmed” is actually the first title that Muhammad picks in the Qur’an, and then later settles for “Muhammad.” They mean roughly the same thing, and they are both merely titles, not names. His real name is most-likely “Qathem”, from his grandparents, who were convinced that he was a bastard, since his alleged father, Abdullah, had died years before he was born.
On the same day that Archduke Ferdinand was shot to usher in World War 1, one hundred years later, the World’s most-vibrant Islamists declare the return of the Khilafa.
http://justpaste.it/HalabReport
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=230_1404073184
Those who think themselves intelligent are bound to dismiss this stuff. I won’t join them in washing down the significance of the audacity for this group to declare a caliphate, a caliph, and a the creation of the Dawlat al Islamiyyah: the Islamic State.

I already had declared the Christian Free State, so essentially they have caught onto the trend. The future state is a state of mind—even of faith.
Now we have made it to the deep water. Ignore those who pretend otherwise, and who are also repeatedly caught off-guard by the events.

30th of June, 2014

One more problem for the New Perspective on Paul to deal with: In the description of the “Ultimate Status Bar” on the Safari browser’s extensions page, there is a word that is quite valid modern English, used with calm assuredness, but basically a neologism. The reason it is used freely, though, is because it represents a slight extension of Internet English, which is the “Koine Greek” of our times.

The word is “embiggens”. This extension apparently “embiggens shortened URLs.” https://extensions.apple.com/details/?id=com.interclue.ultimatestatusbar-725998GKSY I am yet to see a grammar of Koine Greek that acknowledges the ease with which these things occur in languages like Greek—especially that rude Koine Greek—and English—especially this live, global, Facebooking, Tweeting Internet English.

Have you noticed how American English is far more agglutinative than English? “Keyboard,” not “key board”, or at least “key-board.” Well, Internet English threatens to build that into some weird “spacebarphobic” phenomenon. (Not “space bar phobic”, or at least “space-bar-phobic.” But that would have to be over my dead body.) Imagine how much fun the future NPP-like people would have with these scriptures, with agglutinated “embiggen”ings.

I am going to install “The Ultimate State Bar.”

I have this Bible I have been working on for some months. I hahave learnt a lot while doing it, but now I am about to throw the code away and start it from scratch again, with a sound and pre-determined design language.
The current one is up on Dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oui38q4hfqpot73/The%20Free%20Christian%20Scriptures.pdf

Has pictures! :-)
Now, let me go and press delete, and feel free to start again.
That version was a great learning experience. I am doing, as is evident, a Bible with an extremely modern attitude. A Bible that will sit athwart a fashion magazine and still not seem bland, even to an uninterested observer. That is the challenge.
26th of June, 2014
http://www.google.com/design/spec/style/imagery.html#imagery-best-practices

For programmers, mainly, but very educative to everyone either way.
I am back to Dvorak after a few years, and a short piece like this takes as long as one twice or even five times the size. But when profficiency returns, it is such a liberating keyboard layout that it pays off all the pain in those first five times I will write a thing this long in half the time anybody can do it on QWERTY. —And I get to keep my hands!
26th of June, 2014

Disclaimer: I can’t hate my own, but I can be truthful to them. Nobody is spared in what follows. Even I myself get attacked before very long.

One of the more eye-opening things I did in the last few years was take Prof. Iain McGilchrist’s book, The Master and his Emissary, seriously. I don’t think that there is a work currently in print which so accurately appraises the modern predicament from a purely analytical point of view. And when you have seen what he has to say, things like the “New Perspective on Paul” become better-defined as symptoms of the malaise that he discusses at ridiculously-rigourous length. According to McGilchrist, this is literally a case of madness. But because he is a normal modern human writing in English, he could not help writing a White-centric book, even as he lay a charge on humanity in general. The truth is that the phenomenon he discusses, while genuinely-human, is primarily a problem of White people. He does recognise that Europe suffers more from it, but he wrongly assumes that other groups are as prone to it. More on this later.

Another little-discussed fact is Human Bio-Diversity. Recent human history has made it a difficult thing to talk about, because the people who had the advantage in killing technology all happened to be of one ethny, in this recent human history. They were White—with a natural and healthy bias for the own people-group—and they interpreted all difference as a partial order: if X was different from Y, then there had to be one which was lesser and one which was greater. They suspended this rigidity when it came to, say, canine bio-diversity. They easily acknowledged that German Shepherds were different from Basenjis, but neither was necessarily inferior to the other. When it came to human bio-diversity, however, they insisted on the partial order. —And consequently killed off the inferior (non-White, non-Aryan, whatever) with wild relish.

(One other good thing I ever did in the recent past was to take Prof. John Sanford’s book, Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome, seriously. It is probably the best book ever written on biology. It tells you why killing off any members of the species, regardless of their “fitness score”, actually serves to reduce the fitness of the entire population. In other words, the best that we can do to maintain our population’s genes is to keep everybody alive. Apart from staying where we are, by keeping every single member alive, the only other direction is towards decay—and never against decay. Every death increases the genetic decay—the entropy. Entropy only ever remains constant or increases. It never decreases. PS: It is increasing fast, and even the rate of increase in genetic entropy is itself increasing.)

But now let us ask a question: where did this particular madness—of considering simple human bio-diversity as a fight unto death? McGilchrist has the studied answer; I have the quick one. The desire for a clean-cut binary World affects all modern people, but some populations have had these effects for far longer. The Whites, in particular, seem to have this tendency more. As a result, they are more-likely to construct grand plans for a World free of the messiness of human bio-diversity; or, at least, from the messiness of equality between different entities. This kind of situation is truly uncomfortable to the “Emissary brain” McGilchrist spoke about, and which is essentially the White brain.

These things we are more-likely to blame on culture, because we are scared of putting any charge against genes, which can only be “corrected” by killing off the flawed specimen. So when I say that Whites in general suffer this madness McGilchrist spoke of much more than other races, the concern is barely concealed: “So now you want to kill them off? Send them to concentration camps? Sterilise them?” —But that question only arises if that same madness is supposed to provide an answer; in a World that is not so “Emissary”, where there is more than enough room for both the Master and his Emissary, the Master will provide a more-human(e) answer.

So let us not freak out about the fact that White people, in general, are predisposed to this Emissary tendency, and that the predisposition is not (only) cultural, but (also) genetic. (If you do not like those parenthetical modifiers, or this one itself, you are probably an Emissary-type.) Nobody is going to walk Whites to the gas chambers for this reason, but it ought to be discussed—even admitted—just as freely as the fact that, say, Germanics make good engineers (Autobahns, Volkswagen, Mercedes, everything Germano-Helvetic) and shit rock bands (Rammstein, Kraftwerk, every note north of the Mediterranean), while the Mandé make brilliant music (everything of the Mandingo griots) and shit theology (they continue in Islam to this day). None of this makes one inferior and the other superior. Acts 17 puts the whole thing to bed very brilliantly: “From one man, God made all races of the earth’s surface—fixing a time for their rise and fall, and the limits of their settlements.” Emphasis mine.

Races vary in more than just skin colour. Psychology varies, too. The times of the rise and fall of nations are also not dependent on anything about the nations themselves, since it was pre-ordained by God. Temporal power belonging to a particular race is often mistaken for a sign of some superiority, but it has nothing to do with that at all—ultimately, we are all decayed copies of one single man, going through time and space according to God’s eternal decree. With all that said, the recent history was dominated by Japhetic peoples, and their psychological tendencies have come to be accepted as the norm. For this reason, for example, Western Christianity is more about right theology (Calvinism, a very left-brain -ism) than about right sacraments (medieval Roman Catholicism), right tradition (Eastern Orthodox, modern Roman Catholicism), or right experience (as, I would assume, African Christianity would be).

Perhaps more-importantly, Western Christianity is also more-prone to certain theological (thinking) mistakes and their consequent heresies. Now, if you have been following so far, you know that I am not saying that African Christianity, for instance, is superior (or inferior) to Western Christianity. The White mind rebels here. “But they are different! How can one not be superior‽” This left-brain rigidity in thinking is what makes them good engineers, excellent Calvinists, and very poor Bible translators.

When you hear people discuss the “subjective genitive” and the “objective genitive” cases in Koine Greek, you would be excused for thinking that Paul was aware of these grammatical short-hands, and employed them consistently. (The reality is almost the exact opposite.) This is essentially the result of people having been handed a rigid Koine Greek grammar, been told to learn it, and, when they had, been told that now they knew what Paul was saying. This makes sense to a left-brain people, and consequently they see no problem with ideas like “The New Perspective on Paul”, since it is only calling for hyper-consistent application of grammatical cases during translation. They love hyper-consistency. The left-brain can finally be appeased, even if it overthrows the entirety of Paul’s message. The message be damned; at least we now have a very consistent translation of the grammatical cases!

In reality, though, Paul never knew anything about grammatical cases. In reality, Koine Greek throws the genitive case around with such insanely wild abandon, that if often confuses those who learn Koine Greek the right way. It is noting at all like “of” in English. Consider the genitive cases at the beginning of Ephesians 1. See how wild Paul’s genitives are in Philemon. (And this is a letter he apparently wrote himself with very little editing, unlike Romans.) We should not even be discussing Paul’s use of the genitives, since Paul could never have. Paul was not a modern White.

Perhaps the Whites should write our Three Forms of Unity, but stay away from Bible translation henceforth, as that requires an entirely different approach, which is not too well-represented in their race. Similarly, the Mandé should not be telling us what to believe. They may sing the hymns, though—and only they may sing the hymns.