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  • In Defense of the GOP Establishment [Understanding the limitations of what they have to work with]

    02/03/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | James Arlandson
    When you were a rowdy teen, your parents were the Establishment. Now that you're a parent, what are you? The anti-establishment, cool parent? Not likely. Rather, you're a grownup who tries to keep the peace in your discordant household; who tries to negotiate among self-interested, imperfect family members who have competing goods and goals; and who tries to instill a long-range vision for the future in your desire-ridden family who wants instant self-gratification. Welcome to the Establishment. You're a bona fide member now. Here's a defense of the amorphous, notional Establishment, as I see it, if it even exists in...
  • The New Study Quran Raises Questions: Is This an Attempt to "Reform" Islam?

    12/13/2015 10:08:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Am ^ | 12/12/2015 | James Arlandson
    Ten years in the making under the editorship of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, using beautiful font, and published by Harper Collins, the Study Quran is modeled after various Study Bibles, such as the NIV, ESV, NASB, Catholic Study Bible, to name only those. It is a new translation of the 114 surahs (suras) or chapters. Then on nearly every verse, sometimes down to a phrase or clause within a verse, the team of scholars offers comments. First, in the General Introduction, Nasr says he wanted to employ only Muslim commentators who accept the Quran as the Word of God. He...
  • Are Christianity and Islam equally violent? Leftists Seem to Think so.

    11/20/2015 8:12:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2015 | By James Arlandson
    This one is making the rounds, both on ABC's The View and by a religious leftist who says we need to wrestle with violence in the Scriptures. The hostesses of The View says Hitler was a Christian, so who are Christians today to moralize about ISIS? To me, it doesn't matter whether, hypothetically, Hitler or Timothy McVeigh yelled "I kill in the name of Christ!"  (Neither one claimed Christianity; both rejected it.)  We would judge them by their fruit and their conformity to the New Testament.Which bring us to the religious leftist. He is right that Christians need to wrestle with Old Testament violence, though he correctly says...
  • November 10 Debate takeaways: candidate by candidate

    11/11/2015 4:26:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/11/2015 | By James Arlandson
    First, the moderators were unintrusive, so they were not part of the story. Therefore, an excellent job -- about as well as any moderators could do, and certainly better than most. Let's take the candidates in alphabetical order. Bush: I feel for him. His eyes seem anxious and overly polite, his smile unsure, and such is his demeanor. It's a pity, for his governorship in Florida was sound enough. But his campaign is slowly dying. Carson: He was very strong this time, but he still comes across as uninformed and inexperienced outsider. People believe that Washington is the problem, but...
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they don’t have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • The issue with Ben Carson's Muslim president comments

    09/22/2015 9:16:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/22/2015 | James Arlandson
    There is a subtle problem with Dr. Carson's comment that he wouldn’t support a Muslim for president. I see three issues at work here. 1. Old Islamic law is incompatible with the Constitution. Easily proven: Old Islamic law does not allow for the separation of mosque and state, while our Constitution guarantees that separation. Old Islamic law does not allow for freedom of religion, while our Constitution does. Old Islamic law does not allow for free speech with regard to religion, while our Constitution does. Those three elements prove that this archaic law disqualifies itself for the modern world....
  • Ann Coulter: Witty or Reckless? A Critique of her book: 'Adios, America'

    08/15/2015 6:19:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/2015 | James Arlandson
    Ms. Ann H. Coulter’s book, ¡Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, is provocative, to put it mildly. Let me first acknowledge some of her key points. Yes, there is a crime problem.Yes, we need to deport criminals.Yes, we need E-verify.Yes, we need to secure our borders, even with a wall or fence, wherever feasible.Yes, we need to enforce the immigration laws already on the books, like requiring the ones who have overstayed their visas to get it straightened out (they make up the majority of illegals).Yes, American-born citizens in the Hispanic...
  • The Truth about Islamic Crusades and Imperialism

    02/19/2015 5:18:20 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Historical facts say that Islam has been imperialistic—and would still like to be, if only for religious reasons. Many Muslim clerics, scholars, and activists, for example, would like to impose Islamic law around the world. Historical facts say that Islam, including Muhammad, launched their own Crusades against Christianity long before the European Crusades. Today, Muslim polemicists and missionaries, who believe that Islam is the best religion in the world, claim that the West has stolen Islamic lands and that the West (alone) is imperialistic.One hardline Muslim emailer to me said about the developed West and the undeveloped Islamic countries: 'You...
  • WH Doubles Down On Obama's Christians "Terrible Deeds" Comments

    02/10/2015 5:14:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest doubled down on President Barack Obama’s comments last week at the National Prayer Breakfast, when he said, “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember during Crusades and Inquisition people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country slavery and Jim Crow was all to often justified in the name of Christ.”
  • The View From The High Horse

    02/08/2015 12:18:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    While President Obama attempted to eviscerate a wholly righteous anger in the hearts and minds of the American people earlier this week--he took to chastisement as his verbal bludgeon of choice. But that anger, is an anger that is directed at the Islamic State for more or less living up to the basic tenets of their holy book. Those who do not share a reverence for it, rightfully point out this hypocrisy with concern for the welfare of our own children. The President's choice of venues to express these sentiments was also quite odd. The National Prayer Breakfast was once...
  • VIDEO: Obama’s Deception – The Crusades vs Islamic Jihad

    02/08/2015 11:27:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    viral buzz ^ | 2/8/15 | staff
    FacebookTwitterEmailMore Obama, like many before him, excuses Islamic State because the Christians did it first President Obama took to the floor during Thursday morning’s National Prayer Breakfast. He defended IS by saying the Christians did it first with the Crusades. So let’s actually look at how Islamic Jihad has spread across North Africa and Europe.  The image above shows the Muslim conquest battles and by comparison, the image below shows the areas where the Crusades took place.That seems a lot less than President Obama would have you believeNow what the short video that explains the difference between an aggressive Muslim expansion...
  • Islam Is A Religion of Peace AND a Religion of DECAPITATIONS

    09/27/2014 5:59:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Yesterday at Vaughan Foods a former employee decapitated one person and was stabbing another before he was shot to death by the company C.O.O. who may have stopped a massacre. The very last line of the article reads, "The FBI is 'probing whether (the killer's) recent conversion to Islam had anything to do with the attack.'" The first reaction most people probably secretly have to that is, "Of course it did! Muslims and beheading go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly, don't they?" Incidentally, that was also probably their second reaction, because beheadings are just something that seem to happen...
  • From Same-Sex Marriage to Polygamy and Polyandry

    01/13/2013 4:03:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 5, 2013 | James M. Arlandson
    I keep hearing same-sex marriage (SSM) activists assuring us that no one else will legally redefine the essence of marriage, after they enjoy the privilege of doing so. It's a red herring to distract us from the real issue: redefining it for them alone. But if we redefine marriage for one group, there's no logical reason to deny other nonconformist advocates their right to do so, especially if they successfully argue their version of marriage on utilitarian grounds -- it benefits or does no harm to society. I don't know who invented the slippery slope fallacy, but he or she...
  • The Biblical Way to Care for the Poor

    09/28/2012 10:48:54 AM PDT · by paradoxical · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 23, 2012 | James Arlandson
    But a decentralized government program, moving away from Washington, D.C., follows the spirit of the old Law of Moses and the new Kingdom of God that Jesus ushered in more closely than a centralized bureaucracy does. If we insist on government bureaucracy doing our charity in our place, then at least it should be local. Yet, better than any state program, individual citizens, working together, need to step up and not wait for or depend on the government to do their charity work for them. And the poor need to work. We the people need to participate. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/the_biblical_way_to_care_for_the_poor.html#ixzz27mt4wxgo
  • The Biblical Case for Limited Government and Low Taxes

    09/09/2012 3:09:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2012 | James Arlandson
    Liberalism, generally, favors a bigger government and higher taxes to pay for it, while conservatives advocate moving in the opposite direction: limited government and low taxes. Let's face it. The government since FDR's New Deal has gotten bigger. LBJ instituted the Great Society. (I want my Game Show Government, no matter the cost!) By now conservatives would say Uncle Sam is morbidly obese. But liberalism is still winning, and liberals claim the moral high ground. But do they have the right to it? Not if we follow what the Bible recommends. I have to admit from the outset that I...
  • Review finds widespread wrongdoing in Atlanta Eagle bar raid

    06/29/2011 3:26:15 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/29/2011 | Rhonda Cook and Angel K. Brooks
    At least 10 police officers lied and then many of them deleted data on their cellphones in an attempt to hide their actions the night of a raid on a Midtown Atlanta gay bar, according to the findings of an independent review. The report from former U.S. Attorney Joe Whitley and a team of attorneys from the law firm Greenberg Traurig also found top police officials gave misleading information to the public when they answered reporters' questions about the controversial raid at the Atlanta Eagle bar on Sept. 10, 2009. A statement from the mayor's office, released late Tuesday evening...
  • Theological Roots Of Anti-Semitism In The Church

    10/22/2008 7:59:28 AM PDT · by mbeeber · 92 replies · 1,134+ views
    The Messianic Literary Corner ^ | 10/22/08 | Marshall Beeber
    Theological Roots Of Anti-Semitism In The ChurchAnti-Semitism (hatred of Jews) has it's root in both classical pagan and medieval western society. Much of the anti-Semitism present in western society can be directly traced to erroneous Christian doctrine taught both in the early and medieval Church.  The root of anti-Semitism is "rebellion against the Lord's unchanging prophetic plan for Israel, the Church and the nations".  Our coming Messiah rules in the hearts of His covenant people in the gentle bonds of agape love. He will return to this earth to save His people in His glorious deliverance of Jerusalem at the...
  • Soros the Guiltless

    10/15/2007 4:20:13 AM PDT · by Renfield · 28 replies · 86+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10-15-07 | James Arlandson
    One of the marks of traumatic stress is a constant feeling of guilt. Some of the rescue workers at Ground Zero on 9/11 still suffer from survivor guilt today. They constantly wonder, "Why did those people die? Why not me?" Yet guilt is what makes civilized society possible; it's what keeps us from unleashing our most selfish impulses on each other. Not everybody is capable of feeling guilt. Psychopaths do not experience it. That is a defining feature of the disorder. That is why psychopaths can do things that would haunt most of us forever. Think of O.J. Simpson, or...
  • The Truth About Muslim-Christian Marriages: Some Friendly Advice to Christians

    06/11/2007 5:55:59 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 65 replies · 1,880+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2007 | James M. Ardlandson
    Islam says that a Muslim man is allowed to marry a Christian woman, but a Christian man is not permitted to marry a Muslim woman. What does the Quran say on the matter? What does the New Testament teach on interfaith marriages?
  • Almost all you need to know about Arab Muslim - 'Religion of peace', To be a "good" Muslim

    01/03/2007 3:00:38 PM PST · by Posting · 2 replies · 1,117+ views
    To be a "good" Muslim References 'Palestinian' child abuse -  Evil 'Joy' -  Australia - Muslim land -  Spain - Muslim land -  Europe - Muslim land -  Arabs DON'T care about 'Palestinians' -  Loyalty -  'Pallywood' -  (use of) Ambulances for terror -  (use of) Women for terror -  Human Shields -  Middle east background -  September 11 terror plot on London -  Myth on: 'Terrorists are desperate' -  Jews & Christians as "Apes & Pigs"? -  Non Muslims as "Cows" -  Early history -  Early terrorism -  Muslims & WW2 -  World domination & Caliphate -  'Palestinians' in Lebanon -  Jordan - Black September -  Syrian Crimes -  Lobbies -  Excuses -  Global conflicts Respond violently to anyone that says, writes, draws that...