30 December 2006

Saddam, Stalin, Hitler, and History

When the Militant Pacifist's bedside radio sounded off this morning, the lead news story reported the accomplished execution of Saddam Hussein. The news put the Militant Pacifist into a contemplative mood, and so he submits a link for your contemplation (no, its not a new article). You can read the article by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

There's also an interesting analysis here (http://news.independent.co.uk/world/fisk/article2112555.ece)

23 December 2006

Halleujah - He has come!


1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 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.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

18 December 2006

Americans Are No Imperialists

Yea...he's right. Thank God that we (even "W") are no good at it. You can read the article by clicking on the posting title above.

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God ("God," i.e., Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:9)"

02 December 2006

God Has No Cause

A few words from Soren Kierkegaard (you can click on the posting title above):

There are those who talk about God's cause, and about wanting to serve that cause. This is all very fine, but how, exactly, is this to be interpreted? The common view thinks that God has a cause in the human sense of the word, that he is some kind of advocate, interested in having his cause win and therefore eager to help the person who would serve his cause, and so forth. If we follow this line of thinking God becomes a minor character who arrives at the embarrassing dilemma of needing human beings.

No, no! God has no cause, is no advocate in this sense. For God everything is infinitely nothing. Any second he wills it, everything, including all opposition to his cause, becomes nothing. Wanting to serve God's cause can never mean the same thing as coming to his aid. No, to serve God's cause is to face examination. If someone wants to serve his cause, it is not God who loses his balance and sublimity; no, he fixes his attention upon this volunteer - observantly - and sees how he conducts himself, whether he has integrity and resolve. Because God is not interested in temporal causes, because he is infinitely the conquering Lord, precisely for that reason he examines. He is quite able to accomplish his will alone.

This is why the more one is involved with God the more rigorous everything becomes. It is out of God's infinite love that he involves himself with every human being. The very fact that God permits evil people to thrive in this world is a mark of his infinite majesty. Do you not understand this frightful punishment, that God overlooks them? God's punishment is upon those he chooses to have nothing more to do with. And yet he always accomplishes what he wills.

We usually think that when we honestly want to serve God's cause, God will also help us along. Well, how? In a material way? By a successful outcome, prosperity, earthly advantage, or the like? But in that case everything gets turned around and it no longer remains God's cause but a finite endeavor. Besides, maybe I am only a cunning fellow, who really does not want to serve God but in a deceptive, pious way to cheat God to my advantage.

Perhaps I even think that God is in a bind and is made happy as soon as someone volunteers to serve his cause. Utter nonsense and blasphemy! No, God is spirit - and our task is to be transformed into spirit. But spirit is absolutely opposed to being related to God by way of temporal benefits. Such is God's sublimity - and yet this is the infinite love of God!

Yes, infinite love, so infinite that God desires to involve himself with every human being, with every weak, foolish, carnal heart who tries to make him into a nice uncle, a really fine grandfather whom we can make good use of.

God is infinite love and for this reason has no cause. He will not suddenly overpower a person and demand that he instantly become spirit. If that were the case we would all perish. No, he handles each person gently. His is a long operation, an upbringing in love. Yes, there are times when one gasps and God strengthens with material blessings. But there is one thing God requires unconditionally at every moment - integrity - that one does not reverse the relationship and try to prove his relationship to God or the truth of his cause by good fortune, prosperity, and the like. God wants us to understand that material blessings are a concession to our weakness and very likely something he will withdraw at some later date to help us make true progress, not in some finite endeavor but in passing the examination.

21 November 2006

Bush Almighty!

Yep! That's about the size of it...
You can read the diatribe by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Militant Pacifist is thankful that his future does not depend upon the wisdom of fools!

06 November 2006

Are you okay friend?

Grief – "No", disappointment – "No", disgust – well, I’m not really sure. The Militant Pacifist’s new job puts him on the road early in the AM – and this means – that if he wants to – he can listen to “Focus on the Family (FoF).”

Not really “cool,” but the Militant Pacifist has benefited greatly from the books of Dr. James Dobson – books like “Love Must Be Tough,” “Bringing up Boys,” and “What Wives Wish their Husbands knew about Women.” The man has wisdom and skill with words, and his words and writing have been a blessing to many Christians.

My (grief, disappointment, disgust) emotion was over what I heard – on the radio program (words of caution, words of warning, words of fear). This week is “election” week in America. In the USA this week, we enter into the holy of holies and exercise our sacred (gag) right-to-vote. Dr. Dobson is greatly concerned about the future of America.

We are at a cross-road – the time is critical – before us are life and death – evil and good – right and wrong – democrats and republicans. If you are a good (FoF) Christian – you will make the right choice – you will be one of “Nehemiah’s re-builders” – you will be one of the saviors of America.

All of this makes me feel sick (nauseous). This is a righteous man – but he has totally bought in to the myth of “Christian” America.

The Militant Pacifist believes differently. The Militant Pacifist believes that either America = Sodom, or America approximates Sodom. God will judge America. God has judged America. God is judging America. Anyone who places hope or confidence in America is destined to a life of fear, depression, despondency and confusion. God will not bless America – that is over!

The blood is not coming – the blood is already in the streets. The foolish will look to men for help – but there is no help in man.

The republican is the devil. The democrat is Mephistopheles. America is the bastard son of the enlightenment. The corrupted (little “r”) reason of man must bow to the (capital “R”) reason (λογος) of God. It always has, and it always will. The truth is hard – but it never changes. Politicians are (all) liars. Don’t hold that against them – it is their job.

We do not need a new politician. We do not need a different politician. We need a king!

The Militant Pacifist has a king, and the Militant Pacifist is at peace.

Dear, beloved Dr. Dobson - are we on the same page? After Tuesday night (election night), where will your God (god?) be? My God will be firmly upon His throne! Μy mind will be at peace. Put no confidence in princes (especially republicans), nor for help on man depend, he shall die, to dust returning – and his purposes shall end.

All Glory to the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace – Jesus Christ, the Lord of All!!!

06 October 2006

If I Had A Rocket Launcher

For your enlightenment, the Militant Pacifist has posted the following lyrics from Bruce Cockburn's song "If I Had A Rocket Launcher," from his 1984 album (CD) "Stealing Fire." If you've not heard the song - then (by all means) - hear it!
Here comes the helicopter -- second time today
Everybody scatters and hopes it goes away
How many kids they've murdered only God can say
If I had a rocket launcher...I'd make somebody pay

I don't believe in guarded borders and I don't believe in hate
I don't believe in generals or their stinking torture states
And when I talk with the survivors of things too sickening to relate
If I had a rocket launcher...I would retaliate

On the Rio Lacantun, one hundred thousand wait
To fall down from starvation -- or some less humane fate
Cry for guatemala, with a corpse in every gate
If I had a rocket launcher...I would not hesitate

I want to raise every voice -- at least I've got to try
Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes.
Situation desperate, echoes of the victims cry
If I had a rocket launcher...Some son of a bitch would die

02 October 2006

The Militant Pacifist's Toy

All boys need toys. Dig this picture of The Militant Pacifist's toy!
Yea - that's right. It's a Colt .44 Magnum.

22 September 2006

Truth Telling on Islam

The Constructive Curmudgeon posted this very interesting article on his BLOG. You can read it by clicking the posting title above - and you should! The Militant Pacifist

15 September 2006

Come Up Now!

Many of us have been struck by what must be the meaning of the Savior’s words “the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:21).” The words may seem cryptic, but when combined with other statements of the King (e.g., “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence” (John 18:36)) they must be understood as a refutation of any proposed establishment of a physical kingdom upon the face of a world cursed by Almighty God.

How then are we to understand this kingdom that came with the Christ? This kingdom that was “at hand” over 2000 years ago – this kingdom that Jesus affirmed had come when he said “if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you (Luke 11:20).”

It must be something different. It must be something other than the normal “kingdom” that we as men expect to see. The normal kingdom of this world does send its servants to fight when its king is threatened.

What if Jesus meant what He said when He said, “the kingdom of God is within you?” What if the kingdom of God (that kingdom which the saints of God enter when they swear allegiance to its King) is an invisible, ethereal, other-worldly, mystical kingdom that only those who have entered can understand?

The Militant Pacifist asserts that indeed, this is the case. The kingdom of God is not seen with the physical eyes of men. It is not merely trans-national, it is supra-national.

The Christian is to be so concerned with this kingdom and allegiance to the true King, that all other allegiances pale in comparison.

So when the question is asked – “where is your citizenship?” – the Christian should reply with the Apostle Paul – “our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:20 NKJV).”

Friend – the kingdom has come! Bow to King Jesus! Don’t wait for heaven – enjoy His peaceful reign NOW!

14 September 2006

Anti-War...yes, but...

Pretty good quote from a great economist...The Militant Pacifist

"It is staggering that anyone could be so self-infatuated as to single out their own particular policy preferences as 'anti-war.' Anyone who is not a sadist or an idiot is anti-war. The only serious issue is how best to limit, deter or conclude war. But responsibility for confronting this issue is evaded by those preoccupied with the moral preening of being 'anti-war.'"

-Walter Williams

13 September 2006

What, Exactly, Do They Mean By 'Homeland Security?'

Well said Ms. Nicholas! You can read Ms. Nicholas' words by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

05 September 2006

Jesus Camp

Does this scare anyone else the way it scares me? Click on the posting title above to view.

The Militant Pacifist.

04 September 2006


For the Christian, (the Militant Pacifist claims the status "Christian") there is but one ultimate authority – and this is Jesus Christ (God). The kingdom of Christ is a monarchy, and Jesus Christ reigns as King over all who have been made citizens of His kingdom. Hence, all Christians are obliged to obey their King. Any assertion to the contrary is rebellion.

In His absolute invisible and creatorial sovereignty, Jesus Christ reigns as King of kings, and Lord of lords. For the Christian, all worldly authorities are inferior to King Jesus. There can be no other King (authority) before Him.

King Jesus teaches that His kingdom is not “of this world.” Hence, consistent obedience to King Jesus immediately brings to the fore the conflicting demands of “worldly” authorities.

Since for the Christian, there is but one ultimate authority – the demands or commands of lesser authorities must ever be evaluated in light of the greater. Following any such evaluation, the Christian must always grant precedence to the greater.

Hence, it is expected that the Christian will be a worldly law-breaker.

15 August 2006

To End All Wars

You can read the article by clicking on the posting title above.

09 August 2006

Gold Dust and Golden Streets

The Militant Pacifist recommends that you read this great Christian sermon. You can read the sermon transcription by clicking the link in the posting title above.

01 August 2006

What Can I Do For You?

I (the Militant Pacifist) have been listening to some older recordings (1980's), and if you have never listened to Bob Dylan's "Saved" then you may be missing (arguably) the best Christian rock-n-roll ever recorded. Waste no time; head down to your local record store and get it.

Check out these lyrics. They're about King Jesus!

You have given everything to me.What can I do for You?
You have given me eyes to see.What can I do for You?
Pulled me out of bondage and You made me renewed inside,
Filled up a hunger that had always been denied,
Opened up a door no man can shut and You opened it up so wide
And You've chosen me to be among the few.
What can I do for You?

You have laid down Your life for me.
What can I do for You?
You have explained every mystery.
What can I do for You?
Soon as a man is born, you know the sparks begin to fly,
He gets wise in his own eyes and he's made to believe a lie.
Who would deliver him from the death he's bound to die?
Well, You've done it all and there's no more anyone can pretend to do.
What can I do for You?

You have given all there is to give.
What can I do for You?
You have given me life to live.
How can I live for You?
I know all about poison,
I know all about fiery darts,
I don't care how rough the road is,
show me where it starts,
Whatever pleases You,
tell it to my heart.
Well, I don't deserve it but I sure did make it through.
What can I do for You?

Copyright © 1980 Special Rider Music

21 July 2006

The Israel Resolution

Click the posting title above to read Representative Ron Paul's opposition to "The Israel Resolution." As usual, the good doctor hits the nail squarely on the head!

19 July 2006

Where are the Christians?

Usually the Militant Pacifist has scant agreement with Mr. Buchanan, but the question he asks as the title of his current essay is a good one.

With King David the Militant Pacifist must say:

"I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war (Psalm 120:7)."

You can read Mr. Buchanan's essay by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

17 July 2006

Wisdom - A Quotation

For those who, like the Militant Pacifist, desire to see the Kingdom of Christ expand (with souls) - hear a wise quotation from an old baptist.

"A fondness for controversy is not the road to extensive usefulness in winning souls to Christ."

James Upton; Letters on the Excellence and Influence of Evangelical Truth (1819), p. 40.

19 June 2006


"We believe that the Baptists are the original Christians. We did not commence our existence at the reformation, we were reformers before Luther and Calvin were born; we never came from the Church of Rome, for we were never in it, but we have an unbroken line up to the apostles themselves. We have always existed from the days of Christ, and our principles, sometimes veiled and forgotten, like a river which may travel underground for a little season, have always had honest and holy adherents." ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

("Public Meeting of Our London Baptist Brethren," The New Park Street Pulpit, Volume VII, p. 225)

10 June 2006

The Commandments of Men

No comment needed. You can read it for yourself by clicking on the posting title above.

30 May 2006

Nationalistic Pride

As a Christian should, the Militant Pacifist struggles with "nationalistic pride." Remember "pride" that most deadly of the seven deadly sins.

The struggle is exacerbated when he reads an article like the one linked in the posting title above (California Wines beat the French -- Again!). It makes it difficult (as an American) not to be "smug." Ciao!

22 May 2006

What People Believe

Please click the link in the posting title above. The Militant Pacifist implores you - don't let them have your mind! Resist!

17 May 2006


To read a brief definitional article, click on the link in the posting title above.

03 May 2006

The Necessity of Perseverance for Salvation

Click on the posting title above to read a well-balanced and nuanced treatment of "The Necessity of Perseverance for Salvation."

What Is Anarchy?

There's nothing new here, but there is some good info to help dispel the rampant statist propaganda constantly thrust upon us by those who want to control us.

You can review the article by clicking on the posting title above.

02 May 2006

To Quote a Nazi

Elihu (the "friend" of Job) said "Great men are not always wise (Job 32:9)." Oh how true! Many of the great men of our day seem not to have mastered even the most elementary of concepts.

But hear the wisdom of the captured Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring - wisdom uttered in a Nuremberg jail cell.

Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.

And yes, the quote has been "verified" by Snopes. You can click on the posting title above to see the source.

01 May 2006

The Individual or the State?

As your read the article linked in the posting title above, remember the words below. The words were taken from a document that at one time was considered "great."

...whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

24 April 2006

The "Flip Side" of the Duke Rape Case

You can click on the posting title above to read some interesting commentary on the "Duke Rape Case" from a fellow blogger.

20 April 2006

BOOK REVIEW - The Next Reformation: Why Evangelicals Must Embrace Postmodernity

Review / Critique:

If you are a Christian interested in philosophy (as the Militant Pacifist is), and if you have become convinced (as the Militant Pacifist has) that 21st century evangelical Christianity is thoroughly Hellenized, then you should find this book interesting.

This is a mostly "academic" work (i.e., it is not “light” reading), but even if you have not read much philosophy you can wade through it if you keep a philosophical dictionary close by.


(1) Raschke has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and his analysis of the history of Western Philosophy (and its impact upon Christian thought) is very well-argued. The Militant Pacifist has been disillusioned with many recent Christian writers who seek to criticize “Postmodernism” without really understanding it (i.e., they have read none of the primary texts – and react with a fundamentalist zeal – full of fire, but without knowledge). This is easily understandable – since reading Jacques Derrida is almost as relaxing as a root canal. But the “Christian bookstore” definition that “postmodernism=relativism,” is simply un-scholarly. Raschke has read Derrida, Foucault, Levinas, et. al. (where was Lyotard?), and does not fall into to the “simplification” error of many recent popular Christian writers.

(2) Raschke recognizes that the modernistic quest for “certainty,” is a Western idea with philosophical roots in the foundationalist thought of Descarte. For an easier to read analysis of this issue read Lesslie Newbigin’s, Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian Discipleship, (this is a great little book, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802808565/sr=1-1/qid=1145588003/ref=sr_1_1/002-4823991-7848833?%5Fencoding=UTF8&s=books). Raschke pummels this idea relentlessly using Derrida as the hammer (and Derrida is a great hammer!). Christianity is not about “certainty,” (the perpetual quest of Western Philosophy), it is much more existential – it’s about faith.


(1) Raschke disparages “propositional truth.” He analyses and quotes the theologian Cornelius Van Til extensively, while neglecting the greater 20th century Philosopher Gordon H. Clark. Raschke scathingly critiques Francis Schaeffer, while embracing the irrationalism of Kierkegaard (Kierkegaard is an interesting writer, but he wasn't a Philosopher – and he never claimed to be - he repeatedly said "I'm a writer"). In the Militant Pacifist’s opinion, to criticize “propositional truth,” is to beat one's head against a stone wall (i.e., it is an unrewarding and painful activity which makes the “criticizer” look foolish). Contrary to John Armstrong’s recent ramblings (see his BLOG, http://johnharmstrong.typepad.com/john_h_armstrong_/2006/03/how_important_i.html), propositional truth is not at risk at all - and "propositional truth" is not "hard to understand." Propositional truth will be standing long after its critics have returned to dust and ashes. Not only are propositions NOT hard to understand (contrary to what Armstrong says), the Holy Bible (the Word of God) is written in propositions; predications. When Raschke embraces irrationalism, he slips, he slides – he looses ground (grounding, credibility). Raschke is extremely intelligent, so the reader must understand that his embrace of irrationalism is not accidental; his sustained attack on foundationalism (and his method of attack) traps him in irrationalism.

(2) Raschke embraces Charismatic foolishness. This is the hardest to swallow. In the next to last chapter of the book, this Harvard Ph.D. documents how (emotionally weakened by a failed marriage) he experiences a charismatic phenomena in a Dallas, Texas meeting, and is forevermore changed into what Brian Maclaren calls “a new kind of Christian.” For the orthodox thinking Christian who has experienced Christ as the "wisdom of God" – this leap into irrationality/foolishness is astounding. Wake up man – you are better than this!


This is a very interesting book. It is generally well written, and if I could delete about 20 pages (out of 215) I would give it 5 stars. As it is, I will give it only 3. I can only recommend it for thinking Christians who are attracted to Postmodernism (as the Militant Pacifist is). It is educational and well written, and may serve as a warning of the foolishness that can follow when one embraces irrationalism and calls it “Christian.”

18 April 2006

US Colonel Offers Apology for Devastation of Babylon

Thanks for the apology, you dumbs***! Where did you go to school? Oh yeah, you passed USMC boot camp, so you're qualified to destroy antiquities.

This is the kind of crap that really ****es off the Militant Pacifist. I don't expect much from Saddam Hussein, but this genius is an American. If you want to get p-oed too, click on the link in the title posting above.

12 April 2006

The Lord and Leviathan

True Christianity can acknowledge only one Lord - Jesus Christ, the son of God. It is the duty of Christians everywhere to reject statism, and to embrace the only true King - the King of kings and Lord of lords - our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (God).

As you contemplate Easter and the rising from death of the sinless one (over whom death had no power), the Militant Pacifist encourages you to read the article linked in the posting title above. A blessed good Friday to you, and a happy Easter. HE IS RISEN!

11 April 2006

The Most Crucial Gap in Politics

The most crucial gap is the one caused by acknowledging the coercive state's "right to exist." Click on the posting title above.

07 April 2006

The Next Neocon Target

Wow! Dr. Ron Paul is a U.S. congressman from Texas. He is one (the only one?) who stands for liberty in the U.S. congress.

The article linked in the posting title above contains the text of a speech he gave before the U.S. House of Representatives on 05 April 2006. It is insightful, and shows that Dr. Paul is not drunk with the Neocon Kool-Aid.

You should read it. Go ahead - click the link above!

It's always good to know what's going on. Chin up! When Christ (God) elevates fools, it is for judgment (you can read that in two ways).

If God has decided to destroy something - should you try to save it? Maybe you should you just get "happy" with His plan!

06 April 2006

Why You Are a Libertarian

Harry Browne passed away on 01 March 2006, but his little summary (click the posting title above) is a good one!

29 March 2006

Bush Is No Conservative

That's right! He's not!

If you consider yourself a "conservative" and you voted for him - you've been "hoodwinked." Read the article by clicking on the posting title above.

Father in heaven, please have mercy on America. We surely don't deserve it, but in Your wrath - please remember mercy.

23 March 2006

de do do do, de da da da

The Militant Pacifist reviewed one of his old favorites tonight. Here are some lyrics for you (from The Police, i.e., Sting):

Don't think me unkind
Words are hard to find
The only cheques I've left unsigned
From the banks of chaos in my mind
And when their eloquence escapes me
Their logic ties me up and rapes me
De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do, de da da da
Their innocence will pull me through
De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do, de da da da
They're meaningless and all that's true

Poets, priests and politicians
Have words to thank for their positions
Words that scream for your submission
And no one's jamming their transmission
'Cos when their eloquence escapes you
Their logic ties you up and rapes you
De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do, de da da da
Their innocence will pull me through
De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do, de da da da
They're meaningless and all that's true

20 March 2006

A little verse from William Blake

Mock on, Mock on! Voltaire, Rosseau,
Mock on, Mock on! 'tis all in vain!
You throw the sand against the wind,
And the wind blows it back again.

And every sand becomes a Gem
Reflected in the beams divine;
Blown back they blind the mocking Eye,
But still in Israel's paths they shine.

The Atoms of Democritus
And Newton's Particles of Light
Are sands upon the Red sea shore
Where Israel's tents do shine so bright.

17 March 2006

What Lies Ahead?

Read, contemplate...and pray! To read, click on the link in the posting title above.

15 March 2006

On Reading Philosophy – An Emotional Rant

The Militant Pacifist is convinced that the Christian life is essentially a life of the mind. I am my mind and my mind is me. [As a Christian, in the “intermediate heaven” (i.e., before the resurrection of the body), I will exist as “pure” mind – I will “think” apart from a brain!]

If this is the case (and the Militant Pacifist asserts that it is), then one of the most noble tasks a human can engage in is that of “thinking.” Christians should be thinkers! The Militant Pacifist must be careful here, lest he stray into the enemy territory of despising non-thinkers (a constant temptation).

If you buy the Militant Pacifist’s argument so far (everything is an argument), then you will probably agree with the Militant Pacifist that – to think deeply is a highly desirable activity. Hence, you may be attracted to that scientia of thinkers - “Philosophy!” Such an attraction is pathologic; it is disease!

The Militant Pacifist suffers from the disease. Hence, while beloved friends are enjoying the latest Grisham novel, the Militant Pacifist is suffering with Derrida, or wrestling with Heidegger, or struggling with Kristeva, or contemplating Kant, or rejoicing with Clark. [I need to hurry up so I can get to that Grisham novel!]

An interesting feature of the disease is that it has caused the Militant Pacifist to become convinced that most Philosophers are fools! Maybe this should be an obvious feature of the Militant Pacifist’s thought as he claims the moniker “Christian.”

“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. (1 Corinthians 1:19-21).”

But beyond this obvious Christian predisposition, the Militant Pacifist has become convinced that most Philosophers are idiots. At the time of this writing, the Militant Pacifist is struggling through Martin Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics. Though there are many deep and interesting ideas (and the Militant Pacifist realizes that this is a “work in translation”), there are many points at which the work “might as well be written in Sanskrit!”

[If you have never had the extreme pleasure of reading Brand Blanshard’s essay “On Philosophical Style,” – then by all means, do not delay! Look here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1890318531/qid=1142476250/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-6943106-9427114?s=books&v=glance&n=283155, it is a “must read.”]

Unless your idea of “a life,” is to write something in such unreadable terms that only the select few initiates can understand it, then why would you write in such a way that only .01% of readers can understand what you are saying? If you have something to say that is not total bulls**t, then – why not SAY IT clearly. [Random thought: Maybe the goal of some writers is merely to sell books to Philosophy students.]

The Militant Pacifist admires good writing. [As a Militant Pacifist, I am open to many criticisms – but not being “well-read” is not one of them.] If the Militant Pacifist, as an educated reader, has to read your page four or five times - and then is not sure that he got your point – then friend, the Militant Pacifist will not accept the blame. The problem is this – your writing sucks! You are writing for some object other than to clearly communicate your ideas.

As one who has been around for a few years – the Militant Pacifist has come to believe that – if your ideas are not readily communicable to an educated person, then your ideas are most likely bulls**t (see On Bulls**t, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0691122946/qid=1142476882/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-6943106-9427114?s=books&v=glance&n=283155)

If you are one who strives to deal in the realm of ideas (and are not just a “poser”), then by all means – write clearly and succinctly. As the great mind Gordon H. Clark taught – if you can’t explain what you mean (define your terms), then you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Rant complete!

01 March 2006

On Being Anti-State, Anti-War, and Anti-Bush

No comment needed! To read the article, click on the link in the posting title above.

22 February 2006

The Task of a Reactionary Utopian

"The task of a reactionary utopian is simply to pull his head out of his immediate environment and look to religion, philosophy, history, and art for intimations of how social life ought to be. A decent man should always be somewhat alienated from the herd, from the age he lives in, from the dominant political gangs. When you feel at home in a world that has gone wrong, you’ve gone wrong too." Joseph Sobran

You can read the entire article by clicking the link in the posting title above

The Orion Nebula from the Hubble Telescope

To see more, click the link in the posting title above. Oh LORD, how wonderful are thy works!

06 February 2006

Translating the Emperor’s Speech

As some of you know, the Militant Pacifist is currently taking a course in ancient Greek. The most interesting part of this course is learning to translate text from one language to another.

By clicking on the posting title above, you can review a translation of the GWB's latest pontification. From the Militant pacifist's perspective, it's a pretty good translation!

01 February 2006

The Evil War on Drugs

Land of the free? Right........!

See the article linked in the posting title above, and remember that government makes a lot more problems than it solves. Didn't somebody really smart like Tom Jefferson say that?

28 January 2006


See a gift from one of the Militant Pacifist's friends who shares his endorsment of the soteriology of the great reformer John Calvin.

This gift was imported directly from Geneva.


That's what I'm talkin' about!

27 January 2006


My friends over at Christonomy.com have updated their website. If you are a truthseeker willing to think and discuss ideas without raising your voice - I think you should check out their site. It is linked in the posting title above and on The Militant Pacifist's "links" sidebar.

26 January 2006

Wayward Christian Soldiers

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9)." The Militant Pacifist refers you to the article linked in the posting title above.