31 December 2007

Holy Treason

The Militant Pacifist wishes you and yours a "Happy" New Year!

Of course the Militant Pacifist believes that true and lasting happiness is only found in the worship of the true God - Jesus of Nazareth - the Christ of God. So I wish you true happiness - and encourage you in the new year to THINK (and don't let others do your thinking for you).

If you'd like a little intellectual stimulation - please click on the link in the posting title above.

20 December 2007

Gumbeaux Time!

Yeah - its that time of year. Time for gumbo. Here's how it starts...

then after that...










Oh Yeah - I didn't show you how to boil rice :-)

Enjoy the good gifts of God!

The Militant Pacifist

30 October 2007

Enjoy Da Vinci's "Last Supper" in detail!

You can enjoy Leonardo's masterpiece in detail by clicking the link in the posting title above. Enjoy!

04 October 2007

Fictions and False Gods


Don't worship the idol(s).

Click on the link in the posting title above...

01 October 2007

Ernie Said It

Ernest Hemingway said it - and he was right.

You can read about it by clicking the link in the posting title above.

27 September 2007

Constantinian Christianity

The Militant Pacifist has believed for some time that early Church-State accommodations so heavily influenced the history of Western Christian thought that a 1st-century saint might not even recognize a present day professing "American" Christian.

How could this happen?

Well, a wrong thought (if thought for long enough) may begin to seem right (i.e., "not wrong"). When this happens, the thought is still wrong - but the thinker has lost the perspective to see that the thought is wrong. S/he has become so convinced of the "rightness" of the thought, that only a radical change of mind can make such a thinker reject the wrong thought.

The article linked in the posting title above briefly describes how some of this wrong thinking got started.

The echo of Tertullian’s famous question rings still - "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?"

30 August 2007

American Idols

Jehovah said, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3)."

Many beloved, but unthinking, Christians violate this commandment (not thinking is sinning).

You can read how by clicking the link in the posting title above. The Militant Pacifist recommends that you click it...now...

24 August 2007

War Without End

There are none so blind as those who refuse to see...
You can read about it by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

16 August 2007

If the President Does It, It's Not Illegal?

If you are a new "clicker" at the Militant Pacifist's blog, then please (by all means) view the profile - so that you may learn what is truly important to the Militant Pacifist. Here's a hint (besides a certain woman, and rock-n-roll) the most important (by far) is Jesus Christ (the Lord), (God)...yeah...that's it.

That's it!

The Militant Pacifist is sickened that so many have bought into "statism," and support a bankrupt regime - to the potential detriment of their own integrity (as the Militant Pacifist's Papa taught him "right is always right, and wrong is always wrong").

With all of this in mind, the Militant Pacifist links (click on the posting title above) to an article by a lawyer (may God have mercy on his soul) that he finds informative.

You (reader) ought to support "right," whether or not it has anything to do with some government. Governments come and go - but truth - why, that - truth - abides!

14 August 2007

Statism is Counterintuitive

That's right Anthony!

You can read a cogent critique of statism by clicking the link in the posting title above.

"and a little child shall lead them." (Isaiah 11:6)

30 July 2007

Nominalism vs. Moderate Realism (Ron Paul, Thomist)

You can read the article (and the Militant Pacifist thinks you should) by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

18 July 2007

A couple of quotes on the "Judgment of God"

The Militant Pacifist shares a couple of quotes on the "judgment of God."

1st, from Charlie Sexton's (an incredible Texas musician - songwriter, guitarist and co-frontman for the Arcangels, guitarist for Bob Dylan's band ['97-'04], and producer and contributor for a bunch of great albums - yeah folks, it's rock-n-roll) 2005 album Cruel and Gentle Things, and the song "Gospel:"

"Well the preacher shamed you,
but the preacher lied,
he may say you're damned,
but it aint’ him who decides,
and if you're lookin' for forgiveness,
you better hit your knees,
and if you're askin' Jesus,
you better ask Him 'please'."

2nd, from Lesslie Newbigin's book (a collection of lectures), Signs Amid the Rubble: The Purposes of God in Human History (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003, Pg 41):

"It is basic to all Christian ethics that the final judgment upon conduct is the judgment of God. All Christians would agree with that. Not the judgment of contemporaries, not our own judgment, not even the judgment of history so-called, but the judgment of God is that with which we finally have to deal. If we deny that, we have to say that in the end only results matter, and motives do not. That is what Marxists say, and they are logical about it. They know that it means throwing overboard the whole Christian moral tradition. But it is common, I think, to all Christians that the final judgment, and therefore the judgment with which we have to reckon, is the judgment of God."

The Militant Pacifist says, "Amen, and Rock-on" - or - should I say, "Rock-on, and Amen!"

04 July 2007

The Case for Independence

Independence is a good idea. You can read about it by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

20 June 2007

A Culture of Atrocity

The Militant Pacifist recommends that you click on the link in the posting title above.

The Democracy Worshipper

You got it right Mr. Buchanan!

You can read the "rightness" by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

13 June 2007

Isn’t the Law Already In Our Hands?

Okay - alright - I admit it. The Militant Pacifist is "attracted" to "African Americans" that think. Part of this may be attributable to the Miltant Pacifist's Christianity - combined with his "deep southern" roots.

Anyway - you should read this tome from an American thinker - you can click on the link in the posting title above...

05 June 2007

Not For Freedom

Anyone with an IQ at all knows this - but he says it well. You can read Charley Reese's latest missive by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

30 May 2007

Do you ever feel small?

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork." Psalm 19:1

26 May 2007

Memorial Day

Wow! I've got Monday off. Think I'll barbeque!

I'm glad the defacto occupation state legislates this holiday, 'cause I like barbeque - but - before you buy into "Memorial" day ideology, read the article linked in the posting title above - an article by a peacable English teacher.

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

24 May 2007

Dr. Paul on the Nature of "Patriotism"

If you have time to read Dr. Paul's brief speech - do it! And note - "Patriotism" is self-interested!!!

To speak truth to power - why - that's a Christian duty!

You can read Dr. Paul's speech by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

22 May 2007

Pastor, Prophet and Priest

Interesting perspective (to the Militant Pacifist)! You can read the article by clicking on the posting title above.

13 May 2007

Benevolence and BBQ Shrimp!

This is a "re-posting" from 25 September 2005 - but now I have a picture!

"Benevolence" comes from the Latin root "bene" for "good," and "volente," for "will." To be benevolent is to have a "good will." "Benevolence," means - "A kindly act;" or, a "gift given out of generosity" (as defined by The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company).

As much as is in him, the Militant Pacifist is a benevolent personage. As much as is in him, the Militant Pacifist "loves" the sons and daughters of men in general. With this tentative love in mind - this Louisiana boy (the Militant Pacifist) reveals to you a secret. This is a valuable secret - and the Militant Pacifist has no inkling of how long this effusion of "good will" will last - so you had better copy fast - or maybe you had better click 'print'. This recipe is from an old New Orleans restaurant - I can say no more than that, as I must protect covert sources and the Militant Pacifist!

If you have noticed, the fact that shrimp even exist - is evidence of the general beneficence of Almighty God to the sons of men in general. Each shrimp = one bite! How does this happen? It happens in the gracious providence of a loving God!

Now, for the candy - and if you want this - you had better get it now. It could be taken down by evil powers. I share it with you, only because of "benevolence."

Bar-B-Que Shrimp (and this is not "barbeque" in the Memphis or Texas style) - this is the Epicurean cuisine of pure Sodom (New Orleans) - and it is "good, good, good!"


3# Shrimp (large, or the biggest you can find on sale) - save your big $ for the best red vino you can splurge on!

1/2# salted butter - cut into 1/4" slices.

1/2 Cup good oil (extra virgin Italian olive oil is preferred) - this dish is "extra," and it is "virginal!"

1 Tablespoon dried parsley leaves.

1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano leaves.

3 Pods of Fresh Garlic, crushed or finely chopped.

2 Lemons (or limes), thinly sliced.

2 Tablespoons sea salt.

3 Tablespoons coarsely cracked black Malabar pepper.

2 Tablespoons Lea & Perrin (if you don't know what this is - please exit now - you are in way over your head).

Put a layer of shrimp in a 9 x 13" or larger pan.

Sprinkle 1/2 of the seasoning mixture and salt over the shrimp.

Distribute 1/2 of the lemon slices, butter chunks (or slices) and oil over the shrimp.

Add 1/2 of the Lea & Perrin, salt, garlic, etc.

Add a 2nd layer of shrimp, and the remaining spices, salt, butter, oil, etc.

Place the pan in a 400 degree (F) oven for 10 minutes.

Remove the pan and turn, stir and thoroughly mix the shrimp and spices.

Cook for 10-15 more minutes - or until shrimp are orange, even slightly browned on top (DO NOT OVERCOOK!)

Serve this dish with the best red wine you can afford (Zinfandel, or Cab is recommended), with good fresh crusty French bread (this is to be dipped in the sop, "the sauce" with friends), and with a fine Caesar Salad (if you can make your own dressing - even better!).

I'm not sure it gets much better than this friends! I think that this is what they are eating in the outer courts of heaven.

This dish is best enjoyed with beloved friends, good wine, and delta blues playing on the stereo (Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, B.B. King, or even T-Bone Walker would be great).

I give you this because of benevolence - because of a "good will." But my desire is that you not only feast on the bounty of providence in time - but in eternity. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Himself feed you the bread and wine of his flesh and blood - for this is life indeed!


11 May 2007

Put No Confidence in Princes...

Those of you who watched (with dismay) the drama of Dr. Beckwith being denied tenure by Baylor University will be saddened to learn that he has abandoned the faith to embrace what the reformers considered "the great whore."

If you are a lover of thinkers and a lover of souls, pray for this poor man. It is obvious that he is in the clutches of the deceiver. You can read his statement by clicking on the posting title above.

09 May 2007


About 4 years ago, the Militant Pacifist awoke in the middle of the night with the most incredibly pounding headache he had ever experienced. The pain was so overwhelming and overpowering that nausea and “dry heaves” set in. As the Militant Pacifist sat wretching on the edge of his bed, his beloved bride (an advanced practice medical professional) awoke saying “what’s wrong baby, what’s wrong?”

The Militant Pacifist replied – “I don’t know darling – I don’t know – I think I’m dying. I love you baby – I love you.” But – that was not the end. A diagnosis of “migraine headaches” followed.

Turns out – there is a maternal family history. If you don’t know, migraine headaches are horrible. Generally, they are “triggered” by something. Neurologists recommend that sufferers keep a journal of activities, foods, mood-states, etc. when a migraine begins in hope of identifying the “trigger” so that future “triggering” can be avoided.

The Militant Pacifist’s major trigger seems to be atmospheric pressure. Hence, when storms roll in – headaches are on board.

Such headaches are depressing. They can last for days – even more than a week – with only intermittent relief. The persistent pain can cause exhaustion, distress, an inability to maintain focus on work, and even depression. Medications are available, but it seems that sometimes they work – and sometimes they don’t, and their side effects are unpleasant.

Why Lord, why?

Because – comes the answer – because “my grace is sufficient for thee,” and “my strength is made perfect in weakness (II Corinthians 12:9).”

Yes Master. Please give me more grace.

06 May 2007

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (an Existential Quote)

The Militant Pacifist has recently been surveying the 20th century philosopher Ludwug Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Wittgenstein caused quite a stir by "kicking-off" the serious linguistic analysis craze of the 20th century, and the notable "Vienna Circle" movement whose philosophy ultimately proved to be "self-refuting."

Wittgenstein is generally NOT associated with the existential movement of the 20th century (a movement to which the Militant Pacifist has a perverse attraction), however, the following “existential” quotation from Wittgenstein's "Tractatus," 6.43, seems weighty indeed. Ponder this:

"The world of the happy man is a different one from that of the unhappy man."

30 April 2007

Will Ron Paul Be the Candidate of the Christian Right?

Well, Mr. Vance...sadly..I think I agree with your conclusion.

You can read Mr. Vance's latest musing by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

07 April 2007

What music would Jesus listen to?

The Militant Pacifist's niece/sister/friend is a journalism major (philosophy minor) at Baylor University. She's also a fine photographer (currently serving as photo editor for The Baylor Lariat - the Baylor University newspaper).

Because she knows me (and still loves me) she e-mailed me a recent editorial by one of her co-workers at the paper. His views approximate those of The Militant Pacifist quite nicely.

A quotation from the editorial - "Let's face it, AC/DC is just a lot more fun to listen to than Stephen Curtis Chapman" - may spark your interest.

If so, click on the link in the posting title above to read the editorial...and...rock on!

28 February 2007

When I consider the heavens...

"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:3-9)."

Friend, those are not stars...those are galaxies (other "solar" systems).

"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds (Hebrews 1:1-2)."

Worship King Jesus!

24 February 2007

Christ in Cambodia

My good friends Bill and Jennifer Hale (fellow Greek students) are now living in Cambodia. They are there to help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can see their BLOG by clicking on the link in the posting title above.

10 January 2007


There is a sick phenomenon in humanity. It seems that even really good folks sometimes can't help but stop and "gawk" at a train wreck. The Militant Pacifist directs your attention to a train wreck of foolish pabulum which you can see by clicking the link in the posting title above.