A different interpretation of the Easter story
It is Easter morning – a celebration of rebirth!
The Story of Easter in the Bible:
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” read more
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. read more
On October 3, 1789, America’s first President under the 1787 Constitution, George Washington, issued a historic Thanksgiving Proclamation. Congress had instructed him to “recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.” This he did. Many consider this the nation’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation. But was it? Well, that depends.
There had been many previous days of a general giving of thanks in America’s history, some bearing little relation to our present holiday. Many took place long before America was a country, under the reign of the monarchs of England. read more
The Real Story of Thanksgiving
This year adults and children alike may come forth from their hermetically sealed COVID prevention bubbles and share their thoughts of Thanksgiving.
And maybe one family member will regale the others with the story of the first Thanksgiving – that so-called official story – the heartwarming tale of how the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared a bountiful feast together. But will they tell the real story – the truth about what actually happened on the Plymouth Plantation?
We’re told that the Pilgrims struggled for their survival when they landed in present-day Massachusetts in the 1620’s. Half of the Pilgrims starved to death or went back to England during the first year alone because of harsh winter weather and their lack of proper farming skills. Their chronic food shortages were ultimately resolved when the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn (maize) the following spring and together they celebrated their blessings with a huge feast. read more
by: Brent Smith
The left has always said the same thing regarding virtually all traditional religions – that they are devoid of science, logic and critical thought – that religion is just a man-made concoction to control the weak-minded.
But really, there is nothing more religious than leftism.
Like tradition religions, leftism has its own denominations and sects.
One may concentrate on Climate Change, another on race, yet another on gender, feminism, etc.
Although each denomination has its own unique sacrament, like windmills and solar panels, there does appear to be a one that is predominant among all leftism. read more
by: Brent Smith
Last Friday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge granted Los Angeles church-goers the right to worship inside the Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, despite Governor Gavin Newsom’s draconian restrictions.
“Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon ruled that [Los Angeles County-based] Grace Community Church can continue to hold indoor services as long as worshippers wear face coverings and practice social distancing,” writes the Blaze.
For many conservatives, this was hailed as a major victory, striking a legal blow at the heart of the radical, anti-religion left.
Well, I guess, in one sense, it kind-of is, if one only considers the case superficially. But looking at this situation through a constitutionalist lense – even a Common one (get it?), it’s only a partial win. read more
from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
There were five Founding Fathers who became president. Some would say that, no, in fact there were six. What about John Quincy Adams? Was he not a founder?
No he wasn’t. He was the son of second President John Adams, but was only a child of the Revolution.
The five, in order, were of course George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe.
It was Divine Providence that brought all these great men together at this exact place and this exact time in history. It was through acts of Divine Providence that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were crafted and signed. It was Divine Providence that assisted in the founding of our nation. read more
by: Brent Smith
On July 2, 1776, George Washington sent general orders to his officers explaining the war effort:
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. read more
by: Brent Smith
If you are an American, you should be very worried about the latest decision – this latest precedent, decreed by the nine person oligarchy that currently rules our nation.
Whether you’re religious or not, this had better chill you to the bone.
And it proves, without a shadow of a doubt, what we “paranoid” conservatives have been trumpeting for years. That our country has indeed passed into a post-constitutional period in our history. Like everything else, that document, the Constitution, now serves but one purpose – that of a political tool, to twist and spin and wield against your enemies.
The First Amendment could not be any more clear regarding religious liberty. read more