Views From the Nest Weekend edition 3/8/15

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What Color is that Dress?

A recent cellphone snapshot of a dress went viral in the last week of February, going crazy on social media, and even being picked up by huge global news outlets like the BBC and The New York Times.

The controversy that drew in celebrities and senators, “melting the internet” was simple at first—was “the dress” blue and black, or white and gold? A simple question, but one that quickly divided the globe. (White and gold won in the polls, but the dress in question is blue and black.) Even scientists couldn’t agree on the phenomenon of vision that caused such stark visual differences. The consensus now, though is that how we perceive the color of the dress is much more related to how our minds process the “meaning” of the surrounding light—the calculations that our brains make to judge the effect that light has on color can create an optical illusion, in this case, fooling the tens of millions of people who saw the blue and black dress as white and gold.

Our viewpoints are shaped by our surroundings as well. There are opposing thoughts in our society as well. Some see things one way (black and blue) while others see things differently (white and gold). In the marketplace of ideas some issues not important when it comes to matters of life and death like the color of a dress; however there are issues that hold eternal consequences and as such it is important that you view the issue from the perspective of what is true and right.

Calling a black and blue dress white and gold does not matter unless you actually know what color the dress is and then go around telling everyone the opposite is true. Efforts to deceive others is as old as time itself, for since the foundations of the world were laid the battle for the hearts and minds of civilization has waged, with the forces of right competing with the forces of wrong. Those who see through the lens of a Christian world view are competing with those who view the world through a secular lens, and as such these two camps will often oppose each other. As Christians we are advised to walk in truth, and to speak truth in love. We are to find out what color the dress really is and then tell others the truth. We should not enter the arena of speculation nor postulate unproven theories, but rather stick to what is true and right.

So what color is the dress? Who cares? What is true and right? Now that is what really matters. Are you following those who are hell-bent on deceiving you and leading you down the path of lies and deception, or are you ever vigilant in your search for truth?

Jesus said that He was the right way, the truth and nothing but truth, and he was the light, the true light that shows exactly what color your heart is. Many saw the dress as white and gold but were later proven wrong when the dress was revealed as being actually blue and black. Just because the crowd happens to see things one way does not mean it is the right way.

ISIS says Jesus is coming soon, and the end of the world

CALGARY, Canada (Christian Examiner) – Islamic State terrorists are announcing they are part of the apocalyptic end times prophesied in the Koran and that Jesus will appear soon to defeat the armies of Rome thus beginning the countdown to the end of the world

ISIS wiping out every trace of Mesopotamian culture

Stealing from our children

2 Corinthians 12:14 (GW)

14 I’m ready to visit you for a third time, and I won’t bother you for help. I don’t want your possessions. Instead, I want you. Children shouldn’t have to provide for their parents, but parents should provide for their children.

Remember Occupy Wall Street, when thousands across the country took to the streets, sleeping in tents to protest the ultra-rich 1 percent? The occupiers’ frustration was real, but their ire was misdirected. They should have launched an Occupy the AARP movement instead.

Sometimes we need a strong, hard slap in the face by truth to awaken us from our stupor. This topic is never an easy one to discuss but address it we must. Entitlement programs have bankrupted this country and statistically speaking it is no longer fiscally possible to support these programs and they are coming to an end, unless something is done to change the trajectory.

Politicians from both sides of the aisles are not willing to debate this issue, and to be honest those on the receiving end of these entitlement programs are not willing to give them up or even entertain any real changes. This is an issue that is taboo and like religion and politics makes enemies of those on opposing sides.

Address them we must because like all other wealth transfer programs the inerrant problem they all have in common is that they rely on other people’s money for support. As the economy grows worse for those who actually are stuck footing the bill it does not take a rocket scientist to understand that as the costs to keep up these programs continues to grow and the income of those who pay for them continues to decline we are on a collision course with disaster.

Big Bang Blunder: Scientists Retract Alleged Proof of Universe’s Beginnings

A team of astronomers who jubilantly announced last year that they had found proof of the Big Bang have now retracted their statements, admitting that their evidence was faulty. In March of last year, astronomers using the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole announced the discovery of “primordial gravitational waves” from the universe’s beginning.

From the Cuckoo’s Nest

What where they thinking?

First-Grader Suspended for Pointing Finger Gun at Classmate

A six-year-old Colorado boy was suspended from school for making a gun with his fingers. Austin Thurston, accompanied by his son Elijah, appeared on “Fox and Friends Weekend” this morning and explained that he received a call at home informing him that Elijah would be suspended from his first grade class at Stratton Meadows Elementary School in Colorado Springs for a day.

Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

Net Neutrality Wrapup: What Does the FCC’s Decision Mean?

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of a controversial proposal to regulate the internet as a public utility, similar to telephone calls. The vote came as expected, down party lines with the three Democrats supporting and the two Republicans opposed.

Over 300 Prominent Republicans Come Out of Closet in Support of Homosexual ‘Marriage’

WASHINGTON — Over 300 prominent Republicans have signed a brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court calling for the legalization of same-sex “marriage” nationwide. The amicus brief, or friend of the court brief, was led by former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Ken Mehlman, who also served as manager of George W.

Clinton used personal email account as Secretary of State

Arrogant media elites mock Middle America

The Two Guys to Blame for the Myth of Constant Warfare between Religion and Science

Ronald Numbers, an Agnostic scholar who is one of the leading historians on the relationship of science and religion, writes: The greatest myth in the history of science and religion holds that they have been in a state of constant conflict.

4-Year-Old’s Final Living Wish Is to ‘Shake It Off’ with T-Swift. Then She Gets a Phone Call…

Jalene Salinas of San Antonio, Texas, is only four years old. But, she’s displaying a strength and courage that no four-year-old should have to rely on. As The Blaze reports, Jalene is suffering from terminal brain cancer, and those around her are doing everything they can to help fulfill her wishes.

The Looney Bin

Crazy but true stories

Huh? Mother Jones Explains Why Eating 3 Square Meals A Day Is Actually Racist

According to an essay by Mother Jones Senior Editor Kiera Butler, eating three meals a day is “anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick.”

The Last Word

Commentary on the news from a Conservative Christian viewpoint

Live Long And Prosper

The “Trekkies” among us are mourning the death of actor Leonard Nimoy, whose cool and logical “Spock” is an iconic television hero. The alien character was known for his loyalty, self-sacrifice (when it computed, at least), and quiet curiosity, providing a counterpoint for the rash, slightly narcissistic Captain Kirk. The character’s popularity among fans is colossal—even today. “Spock” is a more recognizable name to many than “Leonard Nimoy.”

Nimoy’s craft of method acting meant that in many ways, he lived as Spock. The New York Times quotes Nimoy, saying “To this day, I sense Vulcan speech patterns, Vulcan social attitudes and even Vulcan patterns of logic and emotional suppression in my behavior,” Mr. Nimoy wrote years after the original series ended. But that wasn’t such a bad thing, he discovered. “Given the choice,” he wrote, “if I had to be someone else, I would be Spock.”

Nimoy became Spock through a long process that left a mark. Pretending to be someone else made a lasting impression upon Leonard Nimoy. As Christians we are told to be made into the likeness of Christ. We are to be patterning his life on earth. Our thoughts and actions should show the character of Christ. And as we imitate Jesus, acting as he would act, saying what he would say, are we able to see the same marks of change?

Rather than method acting, perhaps Nimoy and Spock can be for us an image of being made into the likeness of our savior. And you know? That’s the true way to “live long and prosper.”

Until next time, may God bless you and yours.

This has been a View from the Nest.



Islamic Cleric Promotes US Shariah Law

I chose to share this link because I feel that America needs to get a behind the Mosque education as to what the Muslim Clerics actually believe and teach. This site promotes the demolition of the Statue of Liberty to be replaced with a Muslim minaret.

Watch the Fox News interview of Anjem Choudary and hear it from the horses mouth. Or perhaps the camels mouth?

President Returning to Childhood Muslim Faith?

I have long contended that Obama was a Muslim sympathizer but perhaps it goes deeper. Could it be that our current President is returning to his childhood faith? Remember he did go to a Muslim school. So congratulations for electing the first undocumented Muslim leader Barrack Hussein Obama.

President Obama will host an iftar — the special evening meal
observed during Ramadan — on Friday night in the White House dining

Obama participated in a similar gathering last year (shown here).

like iftar dinners “remind us of the principles that we hold in common,
and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the
dignity of all human beings,” Obama wrote in a statement Wednesday.

is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial
equality … a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and
that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our



The Truth of Sharia Law Exposed

Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock
Image via Wikipedia

Truth be told, Islam is only a religion of Peace when all other belief systems have been annihilated. The very tenets of Islam dictate everything about a person’s life. It is a religion of totalitarianism, were forced adherence trumps freedom of religion. The only religion you are free to practice under Sharia law is Islam. All other belief systems are considered apostate and must be eradicated from the planet.

There is no such thing as religious tolerance under Sharia law, because the only religion that Sharia law tolerates is Islam. This story exposes us to three real life examples of people who chose a different path besides Islam who were met not with tolerance but intolerance and death threats.

As Christians we need to understand that not all religions are created equal, in fact there is only one way to find peace and harmony in the world and that is through the Lord Jesus Christ and the Gospel of the Kingdom of God preached by Jesus himself.

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(ANS) In 1980, Egypt amended its constitution to elevate Sharia (Islamic law) as “the principal source of legislation”. This provision — which is now common in Muslim constitutions, including the new constitutions of Afghanistan and Iraq — renders constitutional guarantees of religious liberty and equality before the law illusory. For Sharia’s principal aim concerning religious liberty, is to eradicate apostasy (rejection of Islam) through the elimination of fitna (anything that could tempt a Muslim to reject Islam) and the establishment of dhimmitude (the humiliation and subjugation of Jews and Christians as second class citizens; crippling systematic discrimination; violent religious apartheid). There is no religious liberty in Islam, for Islam survives as religious totalitarianism that refuses rejection.

In Egypt, as in virtually all Muslim states, a person’s official religion is displayed on their identity card. According to Sharia, every child born to a Muslim father is deemed Muslim from birth. According to Sharia, a Muslim woman is only permitted to marry a Muslim man. (NOTE: This is the main reason why Christian men convert to Islam, and why female converts to Christianity will risk life and liberty to secure a falsified/illegal ID, for without a Christian ID they cannot marry a Christian.)

If a Christian father converts to Islam (as some do for any number of pragmatic reasons, such as a desire for a Muslim wife or a better job), his Christian children are automatically deemed Muslim. They have no say in this and may not apostasise: i.e. return to Christianity. If a Muslim parent converts to Christianity they automatically lose custody of their children.


My No Nonsense Plan for Homeland Security

TSA Allowed Liquids
Image by bosconet via Flickr

Instead of abusing law abiding citizens at airports. Instead of putting everyone through the inconvenience of added security checks and forbidding poor grandma from bringing her medicine on board the plane how about we try a little common sense?

Now I am not a highly paid TSA agent nor am I a government worker but hey I am an American. I have been thinking about these diaper bombers and shoe bombers and whatever else they can blow themselves up with bombers and thought I would offer my 4 step program for stopping Muslim suicide bombers from boarding planes at airports. Of course the only absolutely for certain way to avoid ever being on a plane with a mad suicide bomber is to fly solo like us eagles. Anyway I digress. Back to my 4 step suicide bomber prevention check list.

#1 Blare over the Airport loud speaker system this repeated message: Allah is a FALSE GOD! Along with the announcements of arrivals and departures. BE sure to throw in the obligatory no parking in the Red Zone and then repeat the aforementioned phrase ALLAH is a FALSE GOD!

#2 On my list of preventive steps that can be taken at every airport to prevent Muslim suicide bombers from getting on airplanes is: Drum roll please… Have all airport personnel Shout repeatedly that the prophet Muhammad was a Murderer and a Pedophile. That should get their turbans in a twist.

As you might have guessed this is going to offend the Muslim population that just may be frequenting the airport. But isn’t that the point? I mean why inconvenience and offend law abiding citizens who simply wish to travel in peace? Why not simply offend the offenders? Anyway there are still 2 steps remaining.

#3 After repeated blaring Allah is a False God from the loudspeaker and having every Airport employee shouting the phrase that Muhammad was a Murderer and a pedophile place full color banners at every entrance, urinal, coat check, locker, ramp, doorway, archway, and lounge area advertising FREE DATING SERVICE for Disgruntled Muslim Suicide Bombers. The catch phrase of course is “If you have to Blow yourself up to meet a virgin you really do need our services. CALL 1-800-LOSER!” That is sure to ruffle some turkey feathers.

#4 If by now you haven’t successfully succeeded in offending our Muslim suicide bombers then be sure to SOUND the MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER right before announcing the final boarding call at every gate. Make sure to PAINT huge ARROWS on the floor POINTING toward MECCA. As an added perk you could provide prayer rugs for our Muslim terrorist guests to use while praying to their false god in the name of the pedophile murdering prophet. And then while they are all bent over praying kick their butts out the nearest exit and board the plane.

And to think all this could be done with little or no TAX MONEY being spent.
Eagle Out!

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