To the US Churches: Be Moved With Compassion Like Christ by Shawn S. Grandstaff

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by Shawn S. Grandstaff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 9, 2018

This is me on my soap box to people who want to Christianize government. I’m all about calling down the darkness and rolling over it with the kingdom of God. How did Christ defeat the kingdoms of this world? It’s very powerful and deep when you understand it. He built his kingdom by laying his life down for us instead of taking it up. He was showing us what his kingdom looks like and how it’s different than this world. It was upside down to them but in the Book of Acts the church was starting to turn it right side up. That doesn’t mean we’re sitting idly by just letting the world walk on us. What I believe it means we take a stand for life calling out that which is taking it. Showing people our love for what’s created in God’s image and likeness. We will win their souls in the process.

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Jesus and the Abolition of the Courts by Roman A. Montero

Final Judgment

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by Roman A. Montero
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Oslo, Norway
January 28, 2018

Probably the most famous parable by Jesus is the parable of the speck in your brother’s eye as opposed to the beam in your eye. Often this parable is taken to simply be about not being a hypocrite and not being personally judgmental against other individuals. However, this saying was not only used by Jesus and the early Christians, it was also a saying within rabbinic Judaism—seeing how they used it can shed some light on what Jesus meant with it. The saying is recorded the sermon on the plain in Luke 6:41–42:
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Chris Hedges and Mr. Fish: Art As A Language and A Form of Truth-Telling

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with Chris Hedges

teleSUR English on Mar 15, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges sits down with political cartoonist Dwayne “Mr. Fish” Booth to discuss the use of art as a language to tell truth in an age of corporate domination of information. With his cartoons, Mr. Fish confronts systems of power, exposing their brutality and folly in a way that words cannot.

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Tony Blair, Infanticide Endorser is Rewarded by Save The Children by Felicity Arbuthnot

Updated: Nov. 27, 2014

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
November 23, 2014

Blair wears the American flag - Tony Blair protest, Chilcot Iraq Inquiry 21 January 2011

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“At Save The Children we want to delight and surpass your expectations.” (Save The Children website, complaints page)

When the Orwellianly name “Middle East Peace Envoy” Tony Blair was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by GQ Magazine in September for “his tireless charitable work” (tell that to the dismembered, dispossessed, traumatized of Iraq, Afghanistan) there was widespread disbelief. Mind stretching though, it was hardly a heavyweight accolade, coming from a publication with, seemingly, a strange fetish for David Beckham’s knickers and little grounding in reality. Continue reading

Tony Blair, George W. Bush and David Cameron: Hijacking God? by Felicity Arbuthnot

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
April 13, 2014

There must be something in the water at No 10 Downing Street, currently inhabited by Prime Minister David Cameron.

When Tony Blair was in residence, according to the diaries of his former communications director, Alastair Campbell, before the illegal invasion of Iraq, for which Blair’s Downing Street offices produced fantasy, fictional, false justifications, the then Prime Minister was guided by his faith and regularly spoke to “his Maker.” Blair may have “spoken” – but, as ever, he clearly didn’t listen. Continue reading

Western, Saudi Terror Hits Syria, Iraq by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
May 21, 2013

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You could hardly make this up: two countries sitting side-by-side, sharing the same border and sharing the same kind of horrific violence against their civilian populations.

Yet, Western governments and their dysfunctional news media defy rational thinking – and the glaring truth – by referring to the perpetrators in one country in positive tones as “rebels” while in the other country the pejorative term “terrorists” is permitted in discourse. That is what you call “doublethink” – an absurd inability to see or tell the truth.

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Thatcher Gets Funeral Fit For A Dictator by Finian Cunningham + Thatcher’s Coffin Booed At Her Funeral

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
April 17, 2013

Baroness THATCHER of Kesteven  (13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013)

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The funeral for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher takes place today in London with full military honors. Not since Sir Winston Churchill, the famous Second World War leader, has the British state bestowed such an honor on a deceased prime minister.

British monarch Queen Elizabeth II will attend the funeral service at St Paul’s Cathedral for Thatcher, who died last week at the age of 87. The last time the head of the British state attended such an occasion was nearly 60 years ago, in 1965, for the funeral of Churchill. On that occasion, the British public was largely supportive of the farewell ceremony, as Winston Churchill was seen as the redoubtable leader of a national unity government during a period of great crisis.

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To Be a Disciple of Jesus: What Jesus Said About Following Him

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In case you missed this part, a partial repost from What Jesus Said About Who He Is, Life and Following Him.

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What Jesus Said About Following Him

Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too

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Along the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus called His disciples to “take up your cross and follow Me.” After almost 2,000 years, there is still hesitancy among many to accept that same invitation to become a follower of Jesus. What kind of commitment was Jesus asking for? How is Jesus different from other religious leaders?

Gain insights from biblical scholars who have researched the life and teachings of Jesus. Examine the evidence for making a commitment and decide whether you have reason to believe what Jesus said about following Him.

via What Jesus Said About Following Him – Day of Discovery

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