DOES GOD EXPECT US TO DO GOD’S WORK?

The Creator of this conceivably infinite universe–indeed, conceivably, an infinity of infinite universes–is perceived by us as Yahweh, God, Allah, the Great Spirit, and numerous other names, including the Creator.

And the Creator is perceived by us as masculine, feminine, or neuter (he, she, or it), or none of these–or all of these.

Yet in most English-speaking countries, including the United States, the Creator is most often perceived of as God, and as masculine.

Many of us are averse to using the name, God, though they need not be–it’s just a name.

And many of us claim that there is no God (just as many of us claim that God belongs to them–that God favors them, or their group, above all others, or all other groups).

Those of us who claim that there is no God usually point to the apparent absence of God’s intervention in human affairs–indeed in this universe, at all–as evidence that there is no God.

Yet the possibility that God chooses not to intervene–that God sees the truth, but waits–doesn’t occur to them (i.e. they consider themselves atheists, when they can more accurately consider themselves deists).

Many of us believe that God intervenes in all human affairs–indeed that God intervenes in every individual aspect of any, or every, individual human being’s life.

Some of these tend to praise God for everything that goes well in their lives–but blame themselves, others, or no one, for everything that goes badly in their lives.

Others of these tend to praise themselves, others, or no one, for everything that goes well in their lives–but blame God for everything that goes badly in their lives.

Those of us who believe that God chooses not to intervene–that God sees the truth, but waits–can avoid the dilemmas faced by those of us who believe the reverse.

Yet we cannot avoid the question why.

If God chooses not to intervene in human affairs–indeed in this universe, at all–why?

Is God indifferent to us?

Is God unaware of us?

Or is God totally interested in us, totally aware of us–yet expecting us to act as God in this universe?

Does God expect us to do God’s work?

RESIST GOVERNMENT-IMPOSED CENSORSHIP, OR DON’T RESIST IT

WEAR news has stories about the controversy over the Bayview Park Cross every night, lately.  So many people are furious that this cross is slated to be censored.

But these same people said nothing when the First Confederate Flag was censored from our Five-Flags displays, without our consent–and they still say nothing about this government-imposed censorship of our Five-Flags displays.

When your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech is violated, you can’t pick and choose.  If you say nothing about the First Confederate Flag being censored, without your consent, because you have a negative opinion of this flag, or because you have no opinion of this flag–you have no business complaining about this cross being censored, without your consent.

If your right to freedom of speech is violated by politicians engaging in government-imposed censorship, your opinion of what is censored doesn’t matter. What matters is that your right to freedom of speech is violated.

You can’t pick and choose–stand up for your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech, or don’t stand up for it.

Resist government-imposed censorship, or don’t resist it.

BECAUSE HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF

150 years ago, the Republican Party was punishing the entire Southern region of the United States for the murderous act of one deranged zealot–John Wilkes Booth.

And 150 years later, the Republican Party is punishing the entire Southern region of the United States for the murderous act of one deranged zealot–Dylann Storm Roof.

Formed in 1854–not for the abolition of slavery, but for the creation of an American empire centered in the industrialized Northern region of the United States–the Republican Party, from the very beginning, was literally pledged against the South.

Now the Republican Party is pledged against the South, once again.

And just as it is time for Democratic voters all over the United States to abandon the Democratic Party, it is time for Republican voters all over the United States to abandon the Republican Party–especially in the South.

Because history is repeating itself.

HOW NIKKI HALEY CAN BE STOPPED

WHY NIKKI HALEY MUST BE STOPPED

Nikki Haley can be removed from office–this is the only way she can be stopped.

But President Trump won’t do this, because he’s the one who nominated her for this position in his cabinet–immediately after he was elected.

And if President Trump is removed from office, President Pence won’t do this either.

No Democratic or Republican politician will remove Nikki Haley from office.  She’s too right-wing for the Republicans to remove her, and too politically correct for the Democrats to remove her–it was both Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations who confirmed her, in the first place.

Nikki Haley will not be removed from office officially.

But she can be removed from office unofficially.

She can be executed for her crime.

As of April 10, 2017, Dylann S. Roof has finally been given nine consecutive life sentences for the nine lives he took.  But Nikki Haley has not only escaped prosecution for her crime of exploiting the mass murder committed by Dylann Roof–she is being rewarded for it.  And in four years (eight years if Trump or Pence is reelected) she may be President of the United States.

I have neither the means nor expertise to carry out an act of vigilante justice.

But someone has.

Someone has both the means and expertise to execute Nikki Haley for her crime of exploiting a mass murder.

Someone has both the means and expertise to execute Nikki Haley before she can exploit any more mass murders–and before she can further her career, even into the White House, on the backs of countless more murder victims.

Unless protocol has changed, Nikki R. Haley (a.k.a. Nimrata Randhawa Haley) currently resides in an elaborate and elegant suite of rooms on the 42nd floor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.  She works gloats, schemes, and manipulates at the United Nations Headquarters complex in New York City.  And though she is almost certainly guarded between the United Nations and the Waldorf-Astoria most of the time, she is almost certainly unguarded between the United Nations and the Waldorf-Astoria some of the time.

As long as Nikki Haley serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, justice will not be served.

Someone has both the means and expertise to serve justice–to execute the Dishonorable Nikki R. Haley for her crime against humanity.

That someone has my appreciation and admiration.

And that someone will have my testimony, on his (or her) behalf, once justice has finally been served.

All he (or she) needs to do is mention my name (Scott Wesley Mayo)–or the name of my blog.

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 3

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 2

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 1

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PENSACOLA’S FIVE-FLAGS DISPLAYS

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A WORD TO SOUTHERN AMERICANS

Nothing in this world is ever simple, no matter how much we’d like it to be. Everything in this world is always complex–and often complicated.

The past is never simple–it’s always complex.

The antebellum period in our country’s past is complex.  The War between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America is complex. And the aftermath of that War is complex.

When we allow politicians to censor flags and monuments representative of our country’s past, especially without our consent, we deny ourselves any understanding of our country’s past–in all its complexity.

Likewise, the present is never simple–it’s always complex.

The crisis in the Middle East is complex.  The Israel of today is not the Israel of Biblical times–and its establishment in 1948, as well as its continuing expansion, is the primary cause of the crisis in the Middle East.  Our federal government’s overwhelming support of the modern state of Israel is hurting the American people, as well as the Palestinian people.

When we accept our federal government’s overwhelming support of the modern state of Israel, especially without questioning it, we deny ourselves any understanding of the crisis in the Middle East–in all its complexity.

Nothing in this world is ever simple, no matter how much we’d like it to be. Everything in this world is always complex–and often complicated.


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