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Easter Sunday Thread || March 27, 2016

Happy Easter! May all of you have a wonderful and blessed holiday.

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43 Responses to Easter Sunday Thread || March 27, 2016

  1. Obama reiterates refugee promise

    In a brief Easter weekend radio address, President Obama vowed to decimate the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but he said the United States will do so by offering an example of freedom, tolerance and open society.

    “Our openness to refugees fleeing ISIL’s violence; our determination to win the battle against ISIL’s hateful and violent propaganda — a distorted view of Islam that aims to radicalize young Muslims to their cause,” are paramount in the fight, Obama told Americans during his weekly radio address.

    Admitting entry to Syrian and Iraqi refugees has become a divisive issue in the U.S. as well as Europe, but Obama made clear he has no plan to back off his promise to admit 100,000 to the U.S. this year.

  2. Happy Easter to all.

    “And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”” Mark 16 v. 5-7

  3. Luke 2:25-35 (KJV)

    25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

    26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

    27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

    28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

    29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

    30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

    31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

    32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

    33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

    34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

    35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

    • A wonderful wonderful movie. One of my most favorite.
      Thanks for sharing this – exemplifies the beauty of the good in human nature – and the natural symmetry of God’s green earth. He lives.

  4. Happy Easter/Resurrection Sunday to all. May God’s grace and blessings abound on this glorious day and every day.

    Keith, thank you for your greeting and all that you do to provide this forum. And to the WHD thank you for all that you do in sharing your thoughts and hopes and prayers for this nation. One nation, under God.

  5. A political comment.

    I was reading this article on Molenbeek and what one can do to prevent the formation of these enclaves throughout.

    They cannot get in to police, but somehow the welfare checks keep seeping through. The point being that welfare is one of the carrots that brings people to Europe and the United States. One of the commenters said this:

    Peter Laverick · Sydney, Australia
    It would be simpler to enact a rule that welfare payments can only be made to citizens over 18 years of age who were born in the host nation or who have lived in the host nation for over 10 years after having taken out full citizenship.
    Then set up charities who would help any real refugees.
    This would cut the number of illegals down to those who were really fleeing persecution.

    Something like this seems practical and implementable by Congress, should they ever decide to go back to the work of governing and legislating on behalf of the citizenry.

  6. Want to read an interesting and illuminating book? Try CHINA RULES by Tom Clissold. It’s a Brit’s first person observations in trying to invest a syndicate’s money in China…The rules are the basic rules the Chinese go by in business. At first this author is a consultant called in to troubleshoot a stalled negotiation (they all are–stalling is a rule) and then he gets the idea of putting together an investment group of his own not to buy tranches of carbon credits but to invest Bill and Melinda Gate’s money in some UN-approved project to save energy–problem is, he travels China far and wide and can’t find a proj that meets the UN requirements. He also goes over a history of the Mao yrs–very good refresher–Mao was quite a character. Anyhow, this book gave me a new feeling about how easy Trump makes it sound to get a “tremendous deal” and how it might not be that easy-peasy. Clissold also had another interesting observation. The 1800s were Britain’s–they ruled the sea. The 1900s were America’s–we ruled the air. The 2000’s, he says, will go to those who rule the vagaries of the world economy and information.

  7. Received an email from Paul Ryan (Easter — I will forego evil comments and thoughts) on terrorism during the time of Easter. Paul’s writers were good enough to return to the good old days when Popes were Popes, concerned with morality and the spiritual well being of their flocks…
    As the United States and our allies are confronted with evil, let us heed the words of former Pope John Paul II, “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

  8. 65 Christians dead and many more injured in suicide attack bombing in Pakistan where Christians had gathered on Easter…..most of the dead are reported as women and children…..what kind of people do this???? Daily Mail has the story and photos

  9. Another Easter contribution, from a commenter on the Ace of Spades Sunday Book Thread.

    Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus on the Cross . Richard John Neuhaus.

    Here’s just one short AMZ link for those of you who are unfamiliar. The AOS commenter apparently reads this every Good Friday. Not a bad habit at all for those who are so inclined.*Version*=1&*entries*=0