Pathway in the Sea

Ever see a butterfly flutter by? John 3:7-8

Psalm 77:19

Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

"The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick along side it."

-D. L. Moody

Saturday, December 01, 2007

From an open e-mail to Alan Colmes. Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mr. Colmes,

After airing a story about the possible involvement of Quarterback Michael Vick in the illegal and inhumane "sport" of dog fighting, you made a comment about "dominionists" who think that "they can do anything they want with animals". If, by "dominionists", you mean those who, informed by the revelation of God contained in the Holy Bible, believe that humankind are charged with the responsibility of being fruitful, and multiplying, replenishing the earth and subduing it, and having dominion over other species of animals, then your caricature of them is misinformed and slanderous.

Genesis 1

25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

First note that God said "replenish" before He said "subdue" and "have dominion". Furthermore, diligent students of the scriptures know that God instructs them to be responsible for the behavior of the animals under their authority or "dominion"...

Exodus 21

28If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

29But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.

30If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.

31Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.

32If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

33And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein;

34The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

35And if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.

36Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.

...not to be cruel to the animals under their dominion...

Exodus 34

25Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.

26The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

27And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. well as for the welfare of the animals under their authority or "dominion":

Proverbs 12

10A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

11He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

12The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

13The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

14A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

16A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

17He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

18There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

19The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

21There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

22Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Now let me contrast this with THE leading "American" liberal "environmentalist", Al Gore, which is one of the darlings in the pantheon of celebrated liberals, as his recent Academy Award for the motion picture "An Inconvenient Truth" so glowingly affirms.

When he lost the presidential election in the year 2000 to George W. Bush by a narrow electoral margin, and it became apparent that the electoral votes from Florida could swing the election in his favor if he contested the results under Florida election law, his campaign organization swung into action to attempt just that. But rather than contesting the results in all Florida counties and thereby ascertaining the actual statewide totals, his campaign only contested the results in "liberal" counties, where the canvassing boards, which are comprised of appointed and elected officials, and who would oversee the recounts, would presumably be in favor of his prevailing in contesting the election results. Furthermore, the undercounted votes would more likely be for him and less likely be for Bush in predominantly liberal precincts. It is apparent from these FACTS alone that Mr. Gore and his presidential campaign were NOT interested in what the American People wanted, as expressed by their ballots, but were only interested in winning the election, and if the actual majority of citizens that voted in the election were unlawfully disenfranchised in the process, this was indisputably of NO CONCERN WHATSOEVER to Al Gore. As if this were not outrage enough, the sociopathic degenerate appeared on national television and stated that he wanted ALL THE VOTES counted and EVERY VOTE to count in blatant contempt for the intelligence and sensibilities of the national audience. But wait! There's more! It came to light that attorneys for the Gore / Lieberman Presidential Campaign filed motions in various courts to actually BLOCK the absentee ballots of U.S. Military Personnel from being counted because people in the armed forces tend to vote Republican! (Democrats say "We support our troops!" How, exactly?) And all of this was done openly, with the support and approval of the ENTIRE Democratic Party and liberals of every stripe with one remarkable exception that I know of: an Irish Catholic former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican whose name escapes me right now.

America was founded on the idea that lawful and just government derives its power from, and rules with the consent of, the governed. The ballot is the legal instrument whereby the governed confer or withhold that consent. The electoral college was conceived to balance the electoral clout of populous states with that of less populous states in electing the President. Mr. Gore's conduct of his presidential campaign is prima facie evidence of his treasonous contempt for the rule of law and the consent of those he aspired to govern, as well as the Constitutional provisions that were enacted to assure and protect the process whereby the will of the governed was to be determined:election law. The entire Democratic Party and its political constituency supported him in this conduct. The entire judicial system failed to note its implications. The entire Republican Party is complicit in this treason by giving "aid and comfort" to the Democratic Party and failing to uphold and defend the Constitution against these, its enemies. The news and information media failed to alert the people to the danger. The Hollywood Entertainment Industry regards this person as worthy of its highest honors. The public school system spends more time and resources indoctrinating children with the politics of deviant sexuality than it does on their civic and legal rights and responsibilities, and would-be Commander-in-Chief Barak Obama advocates "age-appropriate" sex education for five-year-old children. (Here is a comprehensive, age-appropriate course in sex education for five-year-olds, Mr. Obama : "If anyone talks to you about your private parts or shows any interest in them whatsoever, tell your parents or guardians immediately, and if you are not comfortable telling them, then tell a policeman, minister or adult friend that you feel safe talking to, as soon as possible. Do you have any questions? O.K! Now go out and play." Your services as president will not be required, Mr. Obama. My question is, to whom may I report Barak Obama? The liberal socialist Democratic Party have a long history of exploiting children as a political means to an end. In fact, it's a running joke among "conservative" wagging tongues: "It's for the children!" )

"Global warming" may be an inconvenient truth, but it is a minor issue compared to the "Al-Gore-ithm" set forth herein. Your Al has been wont to gore in the past, and it has been testified, openly and publicly, to you, his non-disowners, yet you have neglected to restrain him. Instead, you laud and award him honors. I don't question your patriotism. There's no question about it, you are as devoid of it as he is. No, I don't question your patriotism.

(I heard Al Gore lecturing about the government ruling by "the informed consent of the governed", among other things, on an FM talk radio station. I suspect he's been assigned this task to cover the trail that I've exposed in this complaint. You are preaching to those you've already "gored", Al.)

Exodus 21
28If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

29But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.

As for climate change, here's the biblical prescription for addressing such concerns:

Matthew 16
1The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.

2He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

3And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

4A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

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