May 21, 2017

Self-Acceptance... Why It Is So Important For Your Well-Being! This Story Is Such A Beautiful Analogy ♥

Self-Acceptance
Heart's-ease in the king's garden
[source: Osho International]

You cannot improve upon yourself. And I am not saying that improvement does not happen, remember--but you cannot improve upon yourself. When you stop improving upon yourself, life improves you. In that relaxation, in that acceptance, life starts caressing you, life starts flowing through you. Nobody else has ever been like you and nobody else will ever be like you; you are simply unique, incomparable.

Accept this, love this, celebrate this--and in that very celebration you will start seeing the uniqueness of the others, the incomparable beauty of the others.

Love is possible only when there is a deep acceptance of oneself, the other, the world. Acceptance creates the milieu in which love grows, the soil in which love blooms.

I have heard:

A king went into his garden and found wilted and dying trees, shrubs and flowers. The oak said it was dying because it could not be tall like the pine. Turning to the pine, he found it drooping because it was unable to bear grapes like the vine. And the vine was dying because it could not blossom like the rose. He found Heart's-ease blooming and as fresh as ever. Upon inquiry, he received this reply:

"I took it for granted that when you planted me you wanted Heart's-ease. If you had desired an oak, a vine or a rose, you would have planted them. So I thought that since you put me here, I should do the best I can to be what you want. I can be nothing but what I am, and I am trying to be that to the best of my ability."

You are here because this existence needs you as you are. Otherwise somebody else would have been here!--existence would not have helped you to be here, would not have created you. You are fulfilling something very essential, something very fundamental, as you are. If God wanted a Buddha he could have produced as many Buddhas as he wanted. He produced only one Buddha--that was enough, and he was satisfied to his heart's desire, utterly satisfied. Since then he has not produced another Buddha or another Christ.

He has created you instead. Just think of the respect that the universe has given to you! You have been chosen, not Buddha, not Christ, not Krishna. You will be needed more, that's why. You fit more now. Their work is done, they contributed their fragrance to existence. Now you have to contribute your fragrance.

But the moralists, the puritans, the priests, they go on teaching you, they go on driving you crazy. They say to the rose, "Become a lotus." And they say to the lotus, "What are you doing here? You have to become something else." They drive the whole garden crazy, everything starts dying--because nobody can be anybody else, that is not possible.

That's what has happened to humanity. Everybody is pretending. Authenticity is lost, truth is lost, everybody is trying to show that he is somebody else. Just look at yourself: you are pretending to be somebody else. And you can be only yourself--there is no other way, there has never been, there is no possibility that you can be anybody else. You will remain yourself. You can enjoy it and bloom, or you can wither away if you condemn it.

The Five Parts Of My God-Given Shape

The Five Parts Of My God-Given Shape
written by Rev. Chris Gelini

We’re going to talk about how your shape affects every other area of your life – your relationships, your career, your finances, your retirement, your enjoyment, your hobbies, your recreation.

The Bible says you’re a combination of five different factors. These are the five things we’re going to be looking at: Spiritual gifts, Heart, Ability, Personality, Experiences. These five things make you, you.

Why must I understand my SHAPE? It impacts every area of your life! My goal for you is that at the end you will be able to say what Paul said, “But by the grace of God I am what I am.” [1 Corinthians 15:10]

Know that God loves you and has shaped you to fulfill His purpose for your life.

S – Spiritual gift/gifts

A. The Bible says “Each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. We are to use them well to serve one another.” [1 Timothy 4:10] There are at least 20 gifts listed in the Bible.

Every believer has at least one and your gift is to be used to benefit others. Every time you do something and you do it well, you do it and you enjoy doing it, you are revealing your giftedness.

H – Heart

A. It’s what drives you, what motivates you. All of us have different motivations, different drives, different interests. Would you agree there are some things you care about very deeply and there are other things you couldn’t care less about? That’s revealing your heart. This causes a lot of conflict in marriage. We have different hearts.

The Bible says, “God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose.” [Revelation 17:17] The Bible says, “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” [Philipians 2:13]

B. God puts desires in your heart. The way you discover what your heart, your basic motivation in life, is to ask yourself: What do I really love to do? What is it I think about when my mind is able to think about anything? What do I really dream about? You have basic interests that God has implanted in your life in order to accomplish different things.

A – Abilities

A. [1 Corinthians 12:6], “There are different abilities to perform service.” A lot of people think they don’t have any abilities. Yes, you do. You just don’t recognize them as abilities. Researchers have shown that the average person has between 500 and 700 different kinds of abilities. That’s just an average person. If you can raise your hand that’s an ability. You have many, many kinds of abilities. God says that this is part of how He shapes us.

B. Some of you are interested in computers and some of you are scared to death of computers. Some of you have a natural ability with mechanical things. Many are good with numbers, words, speaking. Some have the ability to work with people, some in music, some can think with great ideas and abstract thoughts and put them all together.

C. We all have different abilities and they are not by accident. God gave them to you for a purpose. [Exodus 31:3], “I (God) have given him skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.” [2 Corinthians. 3:5], “Our competence comes from God.”

P – Personality

A. Some of you have personality with a capital P. Personality refers to three things: the way you act, the way you feel, and the way you think. The root of your personality is the way you think, because the way you think determines the way you feel and the way you feel usually determines the way you act. Even the Bible says the root of your personality is your thought life. [Proverbs 4:23] “Your life is shaped by your thoughts.”

B. Everybody agrees that personality is very complex. Researchers have discovered there are at least 18,000 different personality traits. When you put those in combinations, the combinations are endless.

E - Experiences

A. God plans experiences in your life to help shape you. [Romans 8:28], “And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into His plans.” God is both organized and purposeful in planning the personal experiences He prepares for us. He uniquely allows things in your life. He doesn’t cause them all but He sees them and He allows even the bad to bring good out of your life. He wants to work though your experiences.

A Totally New Process: Your Natural Growth Takes Over

A Totally New Process: Your Natural Growth Takes Over
[source: Osho International]
Tao: The Golden Gate, Vol 2 Chapter #4

An intelligent person is one who comes to see that there is no need to compete at all. "I am myself, you are yourself I need not be you, you need not be me." A rose is a rose is a rose; it need not be a lotus. The lotus need not become anxious, worried about becoming a rose flower. The whole nature is in deep peace for the simple reason that competition has not poisoned it. There is no competition at all.

The biggest cedar of Lebanon has no ego about it, that "I am bigger than others." Just a small rosebush has no inferiority complex that, "I am so small." Nothing of superiority, nothing of inferiority, but each is unique. This stupidity has entered only human consciousness -- human consciousness is being conditioned for it.

Latifa, you ask me: WHAT IS AMBITION? It is a feverish state, it is an insane state. It is not healthy.

You say: TO LIVE WITHOUT AMBITION SEEMS FRIGHTENING... Of course, because you have lived with ambition for so long, it has become your very lifestyle. You have become identified with it; you don't know any other way of living. If you drop it means as if you are dying. And in fact that's what has to be done by a sannyasin: he has to die in many ways before he can be reborn. And this is a must: that you should die as an ambitious person, you should die as an ambitious mind completely, totally. Not even a trace of ambition should be left in you because even if a small trace is there it will start growing again. It is like a root: it will again sprout, again leaves will grow, again there will be foliage. It has to be completely thrown out of your being.Yes, it feels difficult, Latifa, very arduous, almost impossible in the beginning, because we don't know any other way how to live.

People ask me, "If we drop competitiveness, if we drop ambitiousness, then how we will grow?" and trees are growing and animals are growing, and the whole existence is moving and growing -- just you cannot grow without ambitiousness...

And with ambitiousness what has happened? Have you grown? Something wrong has grown in you; something like cancer in your being has grown. Yes, that cancer will not grow anymore.

If you drop all ambition, then a totally new process sets in: your natural growth takes over.

Then you are not competing with others; you are simply evolving each moment within yourself, not comparing.

If you are playing music and it is beautiful this moment, next moment it will be more beautiful, because out of this moment the next moment it will be more beautiful, because out of this moment the next moment is going to be born -- from where else it will come? -- next moment you will have a deeper music arising, and so on, so forth. You need not be competitive with other musicians; in fact, if you are competitive with other musicians your inner music will never grow. You may learn more tricks, strategies, techniques how to defeat them, how to go ahead of them by right or wrong means -- because competitiveness is so blind it does not bother at all what is right and what is wrong.

Competitiveness believes that whatsoever succeeds is right and whatsoever fails is wrong. That is the only criterion for an ambitious mind: the end makes the means right. For a non-competitive mind there is no question of thinking of others; you simply go on growing on your own. Your roots go deeper into Tao, into nature. Not that other trees have reached deeper so you have to reach -- you reach deeper for your own nourishment, you reach deeper for your own enrichment, you reach deeper because your branches can go higher. Only the deeper the roots go, higher the branches reach -- but it has nothing to do with others; others are accepted as they are. Nobody takes any note of others.

Latifa, it is certainly starting a new life up from the very beginning. That's why Christ says: Unless you are born again you shall not enter into my kingdom of God. A rebirth is needed.

May 20, 2017

Classic Cartoon Intermission! We Could ALL Use Some Levity Right Now! HEY FIGARO! lol ;)



Woodey Woodpecker - The Barber Of Seville (1944) by Cartoonzof2006

Bugs Bunny - Rabbit Of Seville by bugs-bunny1

Tom And Jerry The Cat Above And The Mouse Below... by mbanu300

It's been quite a while since I've shared these classic cartoons with you. I was inspired by my last post on PaGAGnini. Enjoy! ♥

Tom and Jerry at "The Hollywood Bowl" (1950)


L☺L... I've been enjoying some lighthearted cartoons today. I needed a break from the nonsense of this world and take time to laugh and smile.

Here is one accompanied with great music to bring peace to your spirit. Tom and Jerry are GREAT!!! Classic cartoons are the BEST! :D
Reowww, pfft pfft! Hahahaha... I love this intro! I feel like both the roaring lion and roaring cat L☺L! Enjoy and I hope this get's you to SMILE today!!! :D

PaGAGnini... Classical Music In The Key Of Comedy!


I absolutely LOVE this group PaGAGnini!!! I have just watched several video's of their performances and I'm feeling totally giddy!!! THIS IS GREAT ENTERTAINMENT! Enjoy! :)

Classical Music In The Key Of Comedy
[source: Flixxy]

'Pagagnini' bring to life some of the most treasured musical pieces in the key of comedy.

The virtuoso violinist Ara Malikian along with three more musicians not only perform some of the greatest compositions of geniuses at the level of Mozart, Pachelbel, Chopin and of course, Paganini, but also involve popular genres such as rock or folk.

The musicians play, dance, jump, laugh, cry, interact and with the audience converting the show into an original comedy where the violin and the cello transform themselves spontaneously into new and original instruments.

La Campanella Performed by Alice Sara Ott


Oh wow, she has amazing beautiful talent. Sheer magnificence! :D

Thank you for sharing this with me Ola, I really needed this right now. Listening to this kind of music always alters my tempo in a magical way. Enjoy! ♥

7 Things God Wants For Your Life


7 things God wants for your life
[source: The Total Man]

1. God wants you to have a bright future

God doesn’t want you to hold onto the past but rather He wants you to move forward in your future. Your human nature will make you focus on all your shortcomings and mistakes. But God’s will is that you would forget your mess-ups and push forward to what He has in store for your future. Even if your life was a real mess right now that doesn’t really matter. What’s important is not so much how you started but rather how you finish the race. “…forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” Phil 3:13

2. God wants generations to be positively affected through you

There are purposes that your parents may have missed in their life and God has graciously passed them onto you so that the blessings contained in those purposes would work for you. “The counsel of the Lord stands forever. The plans of His heart to all generations.” Psalm 33:11 There are even gifts that God passes down through generations that can work for you “I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother” 2 Tim 1:5

3. God wants you to know and understand Him

God doesn’t just want you to wonder about Him. He wants you to know and understand Him. “…let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.” Jeremiah 9:24 The more you get to know God, the more you will put your trust in Him. You get to know God by seeking Him in prayer and action and putting His word and commands to the test.

4. God wants you to live life to the full

Jesus came so that you could live a life free from shame and regret and walk empowered by His wisdom, principles and God’s Spirit. “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 It’s almost a really simple equation if not for the deception of Satan. Listen to Jesus and everything will be ok! God wants us to enjoy life. “…who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6:17

5. God wants you to know that He is on your side

When you genuinely go to God for assistance and help He will truly be on your side to help. “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 6:14 The Father is a God of love and mercy and would much rather pour His grace on your life rather than get angry. God is a patient, loving, caring and compassionate God. He wants the best for you and is daily trying to get your attention through creation, through people and in circumstances. ”The heavens declare the glory of God. The skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2

6. God wants you to have a future of peace and prosperity

God’s thoughts towards you are that of peace and not of evil. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 When God gives you instructions and commands for your life it’s not to hurt you but to prosper you. Always ask yourself “This thing I believe God wants from me, what could be the possibilities for the future?”

7. God wants your body and mind to be in good health

Does God want you to be in good health and have a sound mind? You bet He does. He also wants you to prosper in ALL things. That means your endeavours in life and your relationships. That includes your finances and your career. God loves you. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”3 John 1-2

God bless and protect
Chidi

Quote of the week:
“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose.” - Psalm 20:14

The Difference Between Being Nice and Being Kind

written by Marcia Sirota MD
[source: OM Times]

You’ve heard the phrase, “So-and-so is a really nice person,” and probably thought nothing of it. In my work, though, I think a lot about what it means to be “really nice” as I see a major distinction between being nice and being genuinely kind.

The way I understand it, kindness emerges from someone who’s confident, compassionate and comfortable with themselves. A kind person is loving and giving out of the goodness of their heart.

At the root of extreme niceness, however, are feelings of inadequacy and the need to get approval and validation from others.

Overly-nice people try to please so that they can feel good about themselves.

Genuinely kind people are giving because it’s in their nature to care, and since they have no ulterior motives, they aren’t concerned with whether or not other people like them.

Kind people can be assertive and set good limits. Nice people, on the other hand, bend over backward to be obliging.

They deal with potential conflicts by placating the other person because they can’t bear to have anyone upset with them.

Kind people have good self-esteem and because they love themselves as much as they care about others, they expect to be treated with respect.

Nice people are desperate for approval, so they’re often mistreated or taken advantage of.

Nice people tend to do too much for those who don’t deserve it and are easy prey for users. They get into co-dependent relationships in which they care-take others in the hopes of eventually being cared for themselves.

This co-dependent interaction, however, is a lose-lose for everyone involved. The nice person fails to get the love and approval they seek, and the person on the receiving end never feels like they’re getting enough care. Instead of being grateful, they become resentful toward the pleaser.

Kind people take responsibility for their own self-care. They’re generous, even altruistic, but don’t get caught up in a user-pleaser type of relationship.

The nice person is careful not to offend anyone and wouldn’t dream of expressing a “negative” emotion. They focus on being good to others, to the detriment of their own needs. In fact, they’re afraid to ask for what they want for fear of creating conflict.

Nice people stuff down their feelings, not wanting to be a bother to anyone, but the problem with this is that emotions can’t be kept down indefinitely.

Feelings and needs are meant to be expressed and when they’re repressed, they find another outlet.

Being nice, then, has unforeseen consequences: it’s painful to seek affirmation but receive contempt. Always holding back needs, feelings and opinions adds to their frustration.

Ultimately, the frustration grows into anger, but showing this anger is unacceptable to someone so invested in always being pleasant. They’re compelled to suppress any “bad” feelings.

As the nice person continues to please everyone and the anger simmers underneath the surface, the pressure builds up. At some point emotions begin to leak, in the form of snarky comments, whining, needling, sarcasm, passive-aggressive behaviour or even outbursts of rage.

When a nice person leaks resentment it’s usually met with surprise or with more anger, which reinforces their belief that anger should never be expressed.

A vicious circle is created in which the nice person pleases others, becomes resentful, represses and then leaks their anger and then represses their feelings some more. As a result, I believe they’ll often get caught up in addictive behaviours which are meant to compensate for their mounting frustration.

I have found that nice people will often turn to starchy, fatty or sugary “comfort foods” to help them to stuff down their anger and soothe their hurt feelings. They’ll sometimes abuse alcohol or turn to tranquillizers to anaesthetize their pain. Some will go on spending sprees, trying to buy themselves happiness.

The nice person is overly-invested in the emotional pay-off they’re hoping to achieve by pleasing and taking care of others.

They’re also unwilling to face how much hurt or anger they’re carrying. They’re resistant to changing their behaviour, despite the consequences of their compensatory addictions.

Kind people are happy people to begin with, and add to their happiness through acts of generosity and altruism. Nice people are needy people who inadvertently create more and more unhappiness for themselves.

The nice person has to understand that their self-worth can never be improved by being a pleaser. They must learn how to validate themselves independently of others, and let go of the co-dependent relationships which foster mutual animosity.

When the overly-nice person can let go of the urge to please, they’ll be able to identify their real needs and feelings and begin to take proper care of themselves.

They can find happiness in pursuing meaningful activities and relationships instead of giving too much, becoming resentful and developing nasty addictions along the way.

I CHOOSE: ♥ An Inspirational Poem ♥

I CHOOSE

I choose to be happy.

I choose to live in a kind universe.

I choose to find things in common with the people that come into my life, celebrating our similarites and honoring our differences.

I choose to trust that this life isn't a random life.

I choose to reach out and help another, knowing I can make a difference, even though I may never witness the outcome.

I choose to pursue an honorable career.

I choose to believe we are all here for a reason, a good reason.

I choose friends who will restore me with support, joy and kindness and offer me the opportunity to do the same for them.

I choose to search for authentic meaning in my daily experiences.

I choose to welcome life's lessons.

15 Awesome Quotes by Charles H. Spurgeon ♥

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was a large British Particular Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is still known as the "Prince of Preachers". He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day.

On June 5, 1862, Spurgeon challenged the Church of England when he preached against baptismal regeneration. However, Spurgeon taught across denominational lines as well. It was during this period at the new Tabernacle that Spurgeon found a friend in James Hudson Taylor, the founder of the inter-denominational China Inland Mission. Spurgeon supported the work of the mission financially and directed many missionary candidates to apply for service with Taylor. He also aided in the work of cross-cultural evangelism by promoting "The Wordless Book", a teaching tool that he described in a message given on January 11, 1866, regarding Psalm 51:7: "Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." The book has been and is still used to teach illiterate people and people of other cultures and languages – young and old – around the globe about the Gospel message.

Following the example of George Müller, Spurgeon founded the Stockwell Orphanage, which opened for boys in 1867 and for girls in 1879, and which continued in London until it was bombed in the Second World War. The orphanage became Spurgeon's Child Care which still exists today. On the death of missionary David Livingstone in 1873, a discolored and much-used copy of one of Spurgeon's printed sermons, "Accidents, Not Punishments," was found among his few possessions much later, along with the handwritten comment at the top of the first page: "Very good, D.L." He had carried it with him throughout his travels in Africa. It was returned to Spurgeon and treasured by him. [source: wikipedia]

15 Awesome Quotes by Charles H. Spurgeon
  1. A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

  2. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

  3. Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.

  4. Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

  5. I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.

  6. None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.

  7. No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.

  8. Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.

  9. The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.

  10. You might not always get what you want, but you always get what you expect.

  11. Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.

  12. Economy is half the battle of life. It is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.

  13. If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem to be against us, we do not believe Him at all.

  14. A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.

  15. Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.
BONUS

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

BONUS BONUS

You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.

May 18, 2017

USA: Muslims Throwing Their Trash Out Of Their Car Onto Street In Minneapolis Leads To Discovery Of Weapons Arsenal And Bomb-Making Equipment.


Jihad Watch
written and shared by Robert Spencer
Tuesday May 16, 2017

“According to police, a man walked by a parked car in north Minneapolis about 5 p.m. Thursday and confronted the people inside after they threw food wrappers on the ground. They ignored him until he paused to get the car license number. The men then got out of the car and indicated they had guns…Inside, the officers found a hand grenade, handgun, assault rifles and magazines and a large quantity of ammunition, the complaint said. They also found cellphones, computers and electronics equipment, including drone parts. Bomb squad personnel called to the scene noted that the large amount of ammunition and electronic devices could be used for bomb-making…”

Litter: more harmful than you realize.

“Routine arrest leads Minneapolis police to arsenal,” Star Tribune, May 15, 2017 (thanks to Undaunted):

Minneapolis police uncovered an arsenal of guns and bomb-making devices during a routine arrest last week.

According to police, a man walked by a parked car in north Minneapolis about 5 p.m. Thursday and confronted the people inside after they threw food wrappers on the ground. They ignored him until he paused to get the car license number. The men then got out of the car and indicated they had guns, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

The man flagged down officers, the complaint says, but the men from inside car continued to yell at him and resisted the officers’ attempts to control the situation. The men were insistent they needed to be near the car because a drone was coming to deliver a package, the complaint said. Because of the suspicious circumstances and fear for the man’s safety, the men were placed in the squad while officers searched their car.

Inside, the officers found a hand grenade, handgun, assault rifles and magazines and a large quantity of ammunition, the complaint said. They also found cellphones, computers and electronics equipment, including drone parts.

Bomb squad personnel called to the scene noted that the large amount of ammunition and electronic devices could be used for bomb-making, the complaint said.

Abdullah N. Alrifahe, 27, of Minneapolis, was charged with a gross misdemeanor for carrying a pistol in public without a permit. In December, he was convicted of the same offense.

It could not be determined whether the FBI or another federal agency is investigating.

Somali Islamic Migrants Terrorize non-Muslims in Minnesota Town.

Minnesota Somali Schools Caught Teaching Islamic Sharia Law and NOT the US Constitution.

Somali Islamist workers walk out of Minnesota bakery in protest of new dress code. They are angry because they are not allowed to wear their burkas for safety reasons.

Islam imposes their oppressive customs on the rest of the non-Muslim world. A Catholic nun who traditionally has her head and body covered doesn't work in the secular world, and Catholic nuns do not impose themselves on the rest of the world. They don't force themselves on secular businesses for employment, and Catholic nuns don't sue secular businesses like Islamic women do forcing secular businesses to allow them to wear headscarf, Muslim garb. Oh, and Catholic nuns do not get killed if they decide to leave the Church or even leave Christianity UNLIKE Islamist women and girls who didn't want to wear the headscarf or decided to leave Islam WOULD BE KILLED by their Islamist male family members and/or Islamist males out in public for dishonoring their family. Islamist females don't have a choice, they are forced to wear headscarf, and forced to stay in Islam or they get killed. Why on earth is any reasonable person on this planet okay with that? Why are we allowing this oppression to be mainstreamed? to be acceptable?

The Amish in America live harmoniously in their communities, they even live harmoniously among the rest of us, and don't impose their way of life on the rest of America. The same is true with the Hare Krishnas. In my 47 years, I have never seen or heard of an Amish person, or Hare Krishna person suing a secular business or public school to be allowed to pray several times a day while at work or school. I have never seen or heard of an Amish person, or Hare Krishna person sue a secular business or public school to be allowed to wear their traditional religious dress code. Have you? and I have to add that an Amish person and Hare Krishna person WOULD NOT BE KILLED if they decided to leave their faith.

On the other hand, Islamic nations WOULD NEVER accommodate non-Muslims in their country. Christians, Jews, Buddhist, Sikhs, Hindus ARE NOT ALLOWED to practice their faith openly in public in Islamic nations. In fact, Bible smugglers get beheaded in Saudi Arabia. Christians are not allowed to wear a cross visibly in public. Jewish men are not allowed to wear Yarmulke. You get my drift.

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The Times of Israel reported on December 31, 2014: Saudi Arabia: Israelis banned, but Jews now allowed to work here

Kingdom’s Labor Ministry says religion not taken into consideration when issuing permits. But Israelis are barred from the country, and some Jews report problems gaining visas.

Jews are allowed to work Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Labor Ministry told the Kingdom’s daily Al-Watan newspaper on Tuesday.

Al-Watan reported that the Saudi Labor Ministry’s website now lists Judaism as one of the 10 religions acceptable for foreign workers to practice. Among the other options were “Communism” and “no religion.”

The paper further cited an unnamed government source who said work permits were issued based on nationality, and not religion, and there was no official ban issuing work visas to Jews, only Israelis.

We bar entry [into Saudi Arabia] only to those with Israeli citizenship. Other than that, we are open to most nationalities and religions,” he said, adding that the policy was proof of the Kingdom’s openness to other religions, according to a translation of the report by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

“For example, if a worker is a citizen of Yemen but practices Judaism, the [Saudi] Embassy [in Yemen] would not object to issuing him a work visa for the kingdom,” the source added.

Saudi Arabia, which has some of the most restrictive travel policies in the world, does not grant visas to Israelis or people with Israeli visa stamps in their passport. And although the government has officially said that it does not discriminate against tourists based on religious affiliation, some would-be visitors in the past have reported having trouble in obtaining a visa after identifying as Jewish.

Saudi Shura Council Foreign Affairs Committee member Sadaqa bin Yahya Fadhel expressed his support for the Labor Ministry’s decision, saying, “We Muslims have no problem with the Jews. Our biggest problem, as an Arab and Islamic nation, is with the Zionist movement, and not with the Jews or Christians,” he said. [Bullcrap! (emphasis mine)]

According to MEMRI’s report, the committee member went on to explain that the Zionist movement exploits Judaism in order to achieve its goals.

MEMRI noted that there is a divide in the Saudi religious establishment over the differing interpretations of a hadith from the Koran that states, “Remove the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula.”

Saudi Arabia is the only Gulf state that still bans the establishment of houses of worship belonging to religions besides Islam.

USA: Enough With The Fake Hate Crimes Being Reported Across America By The Marxist And Islamist Left.


visit FakeHateCrimes.org to read the long list of over 300 fake hate crimes reported to authorities in the USA recently. The media reports, people on the Left get outraged and protest. When the truth is revealed, the damage has already been made and the lie continues to be spread as truth.

The College Fix
written by Daniel Payne, Assistant Editor
Wednesday May 17, 2017

We are in the midst of a college hoax epidemic, and it shows no signs of getting any better. Just last week at St. Olaf College, a racist note placed on a black student’s car was revealed as a hoax, written by someone who wanted to “draw attention to concerns about the campus climate.” At USC last month, someone hung a “no black people allowed” sign outside of a residence hall; the fellow who hung this reputable message turned out to be…a black person himself. At Indiana State University, a professor was arrested for “reporting phony anti-Islamic threats.” At the University of Michigan, a young woman revealed that she had lied about a pro-Trump hate crime and made up an attack on herself. At Capital University in February, a student admitted to fabricating a hate-filled note that was posted to his dorm’s door.

These are but a small sampling of the countless fake hate crimes that occur regularly at colleges and universities across the country. These hoaxes must also be placed in the context of a wider fake hate crime epidemic: these ruses can, and regularly do, happen everywhere.

But it is on college campuses that the hate crime hoax seems to find the most purchase. By now we are familiar with the cycle: a racist note or a hateful flier or a KKK hood or something else is discovered on campus, invariably by a student who also happens to be an outspoken progressive activist on campus. Word spreads; the college administration pledges to get to the bottom of things; students assemble, march, often issue a set of demands, vow to extinguish the (racist/sexist/ableist/transphobic) climate on campus. Soon enough somebody starts asking questions, and within a few days or even a few hours the entire hoax falls apart. Then everything calms down until the next offensive thing is discovered.

There is a reason that this kind of behavior is so common at American colleges. Much of our country’s institutions of higher learning have placed a high premium on victimhood status. Higher education is supposed to be both democratic (everyone is equal before authority) and meritocratic (one can advance oneself based on hard work and diligence). Modern college activists have flipped these considerations on their head: nowadays the greatest boon for a college student is to be victimized by some slight—real or fabricated—and the quickest way for a student to rise up the college ladder is to assert one’s special status based on skin color, sexual orientation, “gender identity” or some other consideration. (At Clemson University, for instance, a diversity training program cautions people to recognize that “[a diferent] cultural perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than any other.” Not showing up to an appointment on time is apparently now a civil right.)

In such an environment, it is hardly unsurprising that students would compete for the prized status of “victim,” going even to such lengths as making up hate crime incidents out of whole cloth. Colleges and universities, to be sure, have some ability to roll back this poisonous social tide: by punishing perpetrators of fake crimes, for instance, and refusing to indulge in victimhood culture. But all signs at the moment point toward American higher education continuing to support and encourage such madness.

It will hardly be a surprise when, a few days or a few weeks from now, a new college hate crime emerges that is shortly revealed as a hoax—nor will the next one be surprising, nor the one after that.

USA: A Male Feminist YouTuber In The Skeptic Community Has Been Arrested For Murdering His Female Co-host. Whoa Crazy! 😧

Heat Street News
written by Ian Miles Cheong
Monday May 15, 2017

Update: Aleksandr Kolpakov is now facing the possibility of a first-degree murder charge following a court hearing at Mesas County Court this Monday, per the Grand Junction Sentinel.

According to Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle, investigators are taking a “hard look” at the higher charge. The suspect was previously charged for second-degree murder for the death of Heather Anable.

In most US states, first-degree murder is defined as both willful and premeditated, meaning it was committed after planning or “lying in wait” for the victim. Here’s what it means in Colorado.

The original report follows.

A member of YouTube’s skeptic community has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman, who has since been identified as his female YouTube co-host. Better known as “RDP” or Skeptic Feminist on social media, 29-year-old Aleksandr Kolpakov was arrested by police and is currently being held in Mesa County, Colorado jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The Colorado-based YouTuber, who published numerous rants against critics of feminism, and long-winded response videos towards YouTubers on the other side of the political spectrum, always stood beneath the shadow of more prominent male feminists in the community.

At one point, he even shared his two cents on the GamerGate controversy in 2015 to denounce gamers for “misogyny,” but the series of tweets—like most of his videos, failed to pick up steam.

According to police, the shooting happened at around 9:30pm on Saturday night in Clifton, where police were called after neighbors reported hearing several gunshots. Police arrived to discover the woman dead outside of a home. Kolpakov was arrested on the spot.

The victim was identified this Monday afternoon as 31-year-old Heather Anable, a co-streamer in Kolpakov’s videos who viewers knew as “Ivy.” The coroner’s office ruled her death a homicide. Anable was shot multiple times in the neck and chest.

“The family has asked our office to relay a message to the media to please respect their privacy in their time of grief,” said the Mesa County Coroner’s Office in a statement to the press.

Police have not yet released a motive for the killing and court documents remained sealed for now. Police spokesman Henry Stoffel told the press (via Denver Post) that the investigation is ongoing, and that the department is not looking for any other suspects.

Ian Miles Cheong is a journalist and outspoken media critic. You can reach him through social media at @stillgray on Twitter and on Facebook.

MEXICO: A French Muslim Stabs Priest At The Altar Of Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral. What Blow-back Do The Marxist Left Blame For This Terror? Demonic!

El hombre que atacó al sacerdote en la catedral de México es francés (musulmán) y se llama John Rene Rockschiil / Foto: @PadreJosedejesu
Jihad Watch
written and shared by Robert Spencer
Tuesday May 16, 2017

The priest wasn’t hosting a Muhammad cartoon contest. He hadn’t “provoked” Muslims or “poked them in the eye.” He was simply a Christian cleric carrying out his duties. John Rene Rockschiil, apparently a convert to Islam, seems to have found that insulting enough. Christians whose sense of charity moves them to want to avoid insulting Muslims at all costs should renounce Christianity and convert to Islam immediately.

“A French Muslim stabs a priest in the cathedral of Mexico,” translated from “Un musulmán francés apuñala a un sacerdote en la catedral de México,” by Ana Fuentes, Actuall, May 16, 2017 (thanks to C.):

A priest who officiated at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City was stabbed last Monday at 6:00 pm by a middle-aged man who went up to the altar and stabbed a blade into his neck.

According to the archdiocese, the attacker, named John Rene Rockschiil, of Muslim faith according to the Mexican media, was arrested after carrying out the attack with a knife.

After calling the police, a Condor unit from the capital’s public security secretariat arrived in the vicinity of the cathedral, located in the historic city center, to transfer the clergyman to San Miguel Chapultepec hospital.

Some of the testimonies of the parishioners who were in the cathedral emphasize that some of those present detained the 35-year-old man, in addition to providing medical care to the parish priest Miguel Angel Machorro, until the aid services arrived.

USA: Cartoonist Scott Adams Dissed Global Warming In His Latest Dilbert Comic Strip Causing Leftist Heads To Explode. 😄👏

Breitbart News
written by James Delingpole
Monday May 15, 2017

Scott Adams has gone full-on climate denialist in his latest Dilbert strip, causing liberal heads to explode.

Some of his old fans just aren’t happy at this betrayal of The Cause:
it’s a shame to see this as I used to think he was very funny. The Way of the Weasel was an awesome book.
it could be dementia – that is a thing that happens to people

On Scott Adams, his comic strip and thought processes have pretty clearly jumped the shark

The man has become a dangerous idiot.
I guess 30-ish years of minor fame and a little bit of pussy took his brain for a ride.
No doubt it is an accident of the pen. But the “climate scientist” in the cartoon bears more than a passing resemblance to Michael Mann, globally renowned inventor of the “Hockey Stick” and winner – or so he used to claim till he got rumbled – of the Nobel Prize.

As Homer would say, this cartoon is funny because it’s true. In fact it sums up pretty much everything the layman needs to know about the state of climate “science” and how it abuses the public trust.

So, it starts with truths which are widely accepted – “the basic science of physics and chemistry”.

Then – like a street magician or a confidence trickster – it slips quickly from the realm of evident truth into a world of illusion: “We put that data into dozens of different climate models and ignore the ones that look wrong to us.”

Anyone who questions this groupthink is labelled a “science denier.”

But as Adams has grasped it has nothing to do with science. Rather it’s about the politically driven misapplication of models which have no real-world basis.

This cartoon is by no means Adams’s first brush with WrongThink.

In September last year, he caused more liberal heads to explode by publicly switching his allegiance from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.

One of his cannier insights was that Trump’s bluster is actually a sign of emotional intelligence and deal-making skills rather than a sign – as the progressives continue to believe – that he is a dangerous lunatic.
Trump “paces” the public – meaning he matches them in their emotional state, and then some. He does that with his extreme responses on immigration, fighting ISIS, stop-and-frisk, etc. Once Trump has established himself as the biggest bad-ass on the topic, he is free to “lead,” which we see him do by softening his deportation stand, limiting his stop-and-frisk comment to Chicago, reversing his first answer on penalties for abortion, and so on. If you are not trained in persuasion, Trump look scary. If you understand pacing and leading, you might see him as the safest candidate who has ever gotten this close to the presidency. That’s how I see him.
“Dilbert has gone fascist“, Salon’s Amanda Marcotte responded, with typical verve, wit and lightness of touch.

Then in March this year, the jack-booted, blackshirted cartoonist caused further outrage by composing one of the best essays ever written as to why the claims of climate alarmists should be taken with a huge pinch of salt.

It was titled How To Convince Skeptics That Climate Change Is A Problem.

Here are two of my favorite entries:
Don’t tell me how well your models predict the past. Tell me how many climate models have ever been created, since we started doing this sort of thing, and tell me how many have now been discarded because they didn’t predict correctly. If the answer is “All of the old ones failed and we were totally surprised because they were good at hindcasting,” then why would I trust the new ones?
and
If skeptics make you retreat to Pascal’s Wager as your main argument for aggressively responding the climate change, please understand that you lost the debate. The world is full of risks that might happen. We don’t treat all of them as real. And we can’t rank any of these risks to know how to allocate our capital to the best path. Should we put a trillion dollars into climate remediation or use that money for a missile defense system to better protect us from North Korea?
Needless to say, this also caused liberal heads to explode. Here’s a sample from one particularly virulent climate activist.
None of Adams’ concepts are supported in any manner. He produces no research tied to it. There is no rigorous method applied to rationalize it. It’s little more than cultish ramblings validated by a small loyal following acquired through his previous success as a cartoonist.
As Adams must be painfully aware by now, when you’re taking flak it means you’re over the target. Carry on Scott!

May 14, 2017

Words of Wisdom For You To Take In On This Beautiful Sunday... ♥

This Is A Great Story To Be Shared On This Mother's Day And Remembered For A Lifetime...♥

One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview, and now would meet the director for the final interview.

The director discovered from his CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent. He asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" the youth answered "no".

"Was it your father who paid for your school fees?"

"My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.” he replied.

"Where did your mother work?"

"My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”

The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

"Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?"

"Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, "I have a request. When you go home today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back home, he asked his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to her son.

The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother winced when he touched it.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fees. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director's office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, when he asked: "Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered," I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'

“I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, I would not be who I am today. By helping my mother, only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done on your own. And I have come to appreciate the importance and value of helping one’s family.

The director said, "This is what I am looking for in a manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life.”

“You are hired.”

This young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and worked as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop an "entitlement mentality" and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent's efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, they may be successful for a while, but eventually they would not feel a sense of achievement. They will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying our children instead?

You can let your child live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch on a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your child learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

House Rules... ♥ :)

I Love You Mom! ♥

Mother
~ Author unknown
(American Greetings card)

Sometimes,
a mom means laughter, sharing, and warmth.
Sometimes,
a mom means understanding, encouragement, and guidance.
But always, a mom means love.

As time goes by,
I appreciate more and more
all the things you've done for me.

I recognize kind acts and realize sacrifices;
I understand your viewpoints and appreciate your wisdom.

And with these things,
I discover I not only love you,
but I love what you've done,
I love who you are,
and I love that you are my mom.

******************************
Dear Mom,

I don't know if you realize how much I admire you, but I do.

Being your daughter is a joy, because you've been such a wonderful role model for me, not just in the way you raised me, but in the way you live your own life.

I've learned so much from you, what it means to be truly giving and caring, how important it is to be fair, how to believe in myself and in my ideals. But my most cherished observation, to be a free spirit.

Your example has shaped the way I think and feel and believe much more than you will ever know.

Happy Mother's Day!

♥ I LOVE YOU! ♥

☺~ Josette ~☺
Me and my mom celebrating my 1st birthday!

Happy Mother's Day! I love you mom. I'm so grateful with God's help, you and I are forming a stronger bond than ever before. Our best days are yet to come and I look forward to our many adventures travelling the world together. So blessed to have you as my mom. ❤
Me and My mom celebrating my 44th birthday!