Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Turkey...Really?



December 20, 2016

Turkey...Really?

and we support these guys?

There is not a day that goes by where Turkey avoids the news. Here is a member of NATO that jails it's citizens if they speak their mind about their leader Erdogan.

Turkey harbors known terrorists, and is now engaged in military action in Iraq against the Kurds...not ISIS. 

I ran across this article and thought I would share.

 

Former Miss Turkey sentenced to 14 months in prison for Instagram post

 

Merve Buyuksarac was handed a 14-month suspended sentence meaning she will be sent to jail if she does anything in the period deemed to qualify as “reoffending”.
The 27-year-old model, who won the Miss Turkey contest in 2006, was briefly detained for sharing a satirical poem on her Instagram account in 2014.

Called 'The Master’s Poem’, it reportedly criticised Mr Erdogan and adapts the country’s national anthem in its verses.

“I shared it because I found it funny. I had no intention to insult President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan,” Ms Buyuksarac was quoted as saying at the time.

Prosecutors deemed it to be insulting to Mr Erdogan, who has filed close to 2,000 defamation cases since becoming president in 2014, using a previously little-used law that bars insulting him.

I just shake my head at stories like this, but they are common in Muslim ruled countries. I'm sure we can find the same types of stores about Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar et al.

I dont shake my head in disapproval but in disgust at the mentality of this mindset.
We certainly have a special place to call home, and the more we allow this mindset to arrive at our shores, the more we invite trouble.  

The next article happened yesterday and illustrates the complete lack of clear thought.

 

Trump blames terrorists for killings in Turkey, Germany

On the day that his election victory became official, Donald Trump on Monday experienced what life will be like as president as he condemned separate deadly incidents against a Russian diplomat and shoppers at a German Christmas market, blaming Islamic terrorism in both instances.

He offered no support for his claim that terrorists were responsible for the carnage.

Turkish authorities said the gunman, who was identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas, a member of Ankara's riot police squad, was later killed in a shootout with police. 

Altintas shouted in Turkish about the Syrian city of Aleppo and also yelled "Allahu akbar," the Arabic phrase for "God is great."





Call me silly, but if you kill someone, and yell allahu akbar at the same time, that pretty much says you are a terrorist. I guess that for the next four years the liberal stupidity of the Media will be on full display.

Notice that President Trump used the one term that Obama couldn't/wouldn't utter during his 8 year dog and pony show...Radical Islamic Terrorist.

However, stupidity isn't just reserved for the Media...


The Virgin Mary


This year the Left’s annual War on Christmas has taken a bizarre turn with a Washington Post op-ed claiming that the Virgin Mary’s purity is offensive to victims of rape.



In an article titled, “Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me,” Ruth Everhart explains that especially in the Advent lead-up to Christmas, Mary becomes a problem for many Christians because of her pristine purity.

Mary “set an impossibly high bar,” Everhart writes. “Now the rest of us are stuck trying to be both a virgin and a mother at the same time.”

As a rape victim, this has been especially difficult for the author, she says, which led to her becoming a pastor, in order “to come to terms with Mary’s story.”

Everhart writes that she doesn’t blame her sense of ruin “entirely” on the Virgin Mary. In fact, it isn’t really Mary’s fault, she states; it’s the Church’s for manipulating Mary into a model of purity.

“Mary is not responsible for what we’ve done to her story,” she writes. “Church culture has overfocused on virginity and made it into an idol of sexual purity. When it comes to female experience, the church seems compelled to shrink and distort and manipulate.”

To some people, “vaginas are inherently dirty,” she states. “They can never be purified.”

“And isn’t that the definition of hopelessness? Does it bother you that half of the human population is condemned to hopelessness because their body parts can never be pure?” she asks rhetorically.

Never mind that you can attend a thousand Christian church services without ever hearing a sermon on purity. Never mind that virginity is rarely held up as a model in our sex-soaked western culture, even within our churches. Never mind that Christians have elaborated an entire “Theology of the Body” to help people appreciate the human body and sexuality as a beautiful gift of God.

For Everhart, it’s the Christians’ fault when people feel sexually dirty.

Words just don't describe the ridiculousness of this article.

The Mary Worship of the Liberal Left Christianity is just another form of deception that Jesus warned us about. The Liberal Left Christian ignores the clear words of God and go their own self deluded way. 

They are no different than the Pharisee or Sadducees of old. Making up their own doctrines as they go along, and ignoring the clear words of Our Lord Jesus.

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Shalom
Jerry





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