Category Archives: History

How Long Were Adam and Eve in the Garden?

Gustave Doré’s Adam and Eve Driven out of Eden. Circa 1865. See Credits.

This is an interesting question that’s not very well addressed in the Bible. I don’t intend to expound on the question here, but merely to mention those passages in the various writings that might seem to address this question. As of today, 21 May 2023, I know of three passages that seem to apply. Here they are:

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Three Reasons I Can’t Serve on the School Board

School Board and Policies - Upper Dauphin Area School District

There are three reasons (at least) that I can’t serve on the School Board. The first two are because I’m a freak, and the last one—well, I’ll tell you at the end, if you read that far.

When they swear me in, they’re going to ask me to take an oath to support the Constitution. But I’m not going to take an oath I can’t keep. And if I don’t take it, they won’t let me hold the office—even though the people voted for me. And what they expect of me is simply to lie like everybody else. But I won’t. So that makes me a freak.

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If America Were to Wake Up Tomorrow

A particular king, not very righteous.
(Bust of Charlemagne in the Aachen cathedral treasury. Aachen, Germany. See credit.)

If America were to wake up tomorrow—
Suddenly under the reign
Of a righteous and powerful king,
Having been charged by God himself
To set things straight without partiality—

And if, by some chance, that king were me—
God having somehow figured me righteous enough
For such an undertaking, and having given me
No other instructions but to do what seems best
In view of what I have learned so far from the Bible
And from my study of history and of our Constitution—

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The Thing & The Questions

(Regarding narcissist impostors and the church, respectively)

I’m going to tell you a thing
That you may not like at first,
But which you can surely accept
If you are willing both to look
And to admit what you see.

And after that, I’m going to ask you
Some questions that you may
Wish ever after I had not asked,
For they are troubling beyond
What many will endure.

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Admitting the Failure

The United States Constitution was violated quite egregiously in the First Congress of the United States. And if you’re a typical American, you probably don’t even know what acts of Congress violated it. But most of those violations are still in effect to this day. And the citizens have never stormed the castle with their torches and pitch forks. And the cavalry has never come riding over the hill. And the heavens have not opened up to pour out bands of angels to fix it for us. And what we have done—elections—have served for the most part to make it worse.

But when do we make the call that this Great Experiment of government was a failure? When do we make the call that the United States citizen is himself disinterested in that level of goodness and diligence that would be required to reform ourselves to not only the details of the Constitution, but more importantly, to that spirit of citizenship under the Rule of Law?

Well, the answer to these questions seems to be “never”. That’s when.

We, the Peoplewe are the reason we can’t have anything nice. It is our aggregate character that’s the problem. And there is no viable movement aimed at improving the American character. None. Not in the schools. Not in the churches. Not in the media. Rather, the movements we have are either aimed at maintaining the status quo, or making it worse. And even so, almost nobody recognizes this fact. And that failure to recognize the truth is, I believe, our most glaring problem. It is at the core of who we are. And there is no problem that can be fixed for as long as we are not willing to see the truth of such matters.

And so will we languish for another thousand years, without any real hope of reform—unless we get serious about reforming ourselves to goodness and diligence. But we are a great way away from any such reformation for as long as we cling to our Republicrat and Demublican camps, stupidly thinking the one our Savior and the other our Satan when if we would but open our eyes, we could judge by their track records that no matter which is in power, the corruption of 1789, and that corruption that has been perpetrated since, remains corrupt.

America does not want any reform to the Rule of Law. Yes, she desperately wants to win elections, but she most certainly does not want reform. If she did, she would start in her own homes, and if not there, in her own parties. But mark my words: They will never reform themselves—even as they each continue to stab at the other party, casting upon it the lion’s share of the blame for what ails us, and excusing themselves of whatever of the remainder to which they will admit.

Demonizing the President

Biden in his anti-Trump/MAGA speech at Independence Hall. 1 September 2022

It’s not hard to demonize a president, and sometimes they make it even easier. The Hitler-esque fists and the demon-red lighting on the facade of Independence Hall in this photo of Mr. Biden would be easy to criticize, even if the speech had been about something as benign as butterflies or wedding mints.

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