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Christ's Mass in the Third Millennium

It still goes on.

The bells resound faintly, as if the air itself were anemic.

Like the groggy, half sleeping, final flutterings of a dream, people still shuffle into churches.

But do they really mean it? Is there any heart left in it?

Are we, you, still expecting him to arrive, this late?

How many are still alive with the spirit of expectation?

Are any of us still really Christians?

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Crosses stand guard for the dead.

Boxes waiting to be dumped in holes, draped flags a consolation prize, the cross a sop to the bereaved.

Crosses abound only among the dead, the living can't show them.

Only in service to worldly carnage are they still permitted, standing to vindicate slaughter.

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Walk into a store, bowed holly and lit trees line the path to sales, and savings plenty!

The last lights go out, the last Christians bleed out in Syria, Egypt, Iraq.

Eden is watered with cut throats, the body of Christ is devoured in a ghastly inversion of the sacrament.

The old houses of God are burned, the temple of the body is desecrated with rape and pillage.

Innocents cry out, and are not revenged, while gifts are wrapped with care. Snug under the tree!

Hordes descend to eradicate the last of them and his name from the land.

The rotting, sickly hand of Empire joins with the young, barbaric creed to maul the last of his name, as of old.

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In the birthplace of the child, new iniquity flourishes.

A people are daily tortured, like some great macabre reenactment of the passion, planted on the last inhabitants of that land.

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The accounts must be balanced.

Surely a list with many check marks is being drawn, but it isn't Santa's.

When the curtain closes on this terrible play, be far away.

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Merry Christmas, to the Faithful and the Open Hearted!

Good Cheer!




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Wow Bill

How poetic. Must have missed it the first time around. Also loved the video, the scenery was beautiful.

"When the curtain closes on this terrible play, be far away."

There is nowhere to run though.

Thanks girl. Reading over my

Thanks girl. Reading over my old "poetic" stuff..

Timeliness bump.

Timeliness bump.

Le bumpe.

Le bumpe.

Christmas has been hi-jacked

Christmas has been hi-jacked and perverted like every other good and decent thing in America.
But the difference with hi-jacking Christmas and abusing the life and memory of Jesus Christ for money, is eternal.
I don't 'celebrate' Christmas anymore.
Oh we have a dinner but I don't 'dress up' or get into gift giving.
For me it's a solemn day of avoiding the hype and quietly enjoying fellowship with Jesus. I mourn the disgrace the culture has made of his birthday.
I no longer go out and serve meals to hundreds of people.
I no longer race to buy things.
I prepare a meal for my family and I just serve them the way Jesus would.
The rest of the year is Christmas for me.

Advent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9clLCHQKvsE

Says it all!

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Ouch.

Gotta say, I think this one hits home to a lot of us Christians.

Happy Advent

God Bless you and yours on this holiday

Granger, thank you for all you have shown to us on DP. And I'm so happy for your recovery from you 'typing problem'.

This girl, has NEVER had a typing problem, and got it from the start.

It was posted elsewhere, but who cares.

Then maybe you can answer my questions?

I watched Larson Rose and his wife for 18 minutes explain why I needed to watch Josie the Outlaw, and fund their project.

As I watched the first vid provided by Larson Rose and his wife on Josie the Outlaw, I typed my thoughts as I watched and hoped for answers. All I got was a downvote. Was that you? (teasing, do what you want).

http://www.dailypaul.com/306670/operation-outlaw-secret-proj...

So, if as you say, "she get's it".. that's AWESOME and I'm very very happy for her and everyone who supports this effort. That said.. I recall in Larson's 18 minute introduction, that they wanted Josie because they wanted to reach past the choir (you, but they really need your financial support and if you really believe Josie is all that,, then I imagine you would at least "max out" $2,300.00 in a contribution, because to Larken, she's worth way more than that, because to Larken, Josie is going to reach.. some group.. if you open my link and read my comment, you will see how confused I am.. I don't want to be confused. I bleieve I have fair questions.. if you don't think they are fair question, maybe you can say why?

I don't know Josie.. the video I watched, which is the one you linked me to, thank you, it was creepy and not her fault.. so what I'm about to tell you, is not on her, it's on me.. it's my sin.. but she reminded me of a visit I made to a brothel in Nevada. I'm all for prostititon being decriminalized.. the video I saw of Josie was like watching a smart assed prostitute defend her right to be a prostitute. I'm not saying that she is.. the act.. is a huge turn off to me. Act tough when you ain't got nothing backing you up (and flash a picture of posing with a gun because that will show them.. joke being, "There's a hard on for you".

To me, she acts tough because what she's selling is BS. That was my conslusion after watching the vid you gave me, two days ago.

Got answers? If all you have is insults don't bother responding, I already know you say "God Bless You" as a way to spit on me.

Granger, I have no answers for you

You will find the truth when you seek it and allow it to fill you. It happened to me a LONG time ago.

God Bless you. The only answer I can give you, is you FOUND Ron Paul's message on your own. Figure out why. And figure what has taken you from that message over the last 6 years.

Your history is recorded. And thanks to Michael, you are still here for more.