The Myth of Violence: The Fallen State of Humankind
Quite unlike any previous era in history, we of the 21st Century have been and are being manipulated to believe a whole host of competing political agendas. One of those agendas is that 'MEN' are violent (as in women are not), and the other is its companion; 'all men are pedophiles' (which is a strange bedfellow for the gay rights activists).
May 19, 2013 - 12:17:55 AM
Hazael of Damascus and Jehu of Israel
Bright (1981, p.254) places Hazael on the throne of Syria c. 842 BCE - 806 BCE. An important to point note with reference to ancient Assyrian documents however, is that a particular king being mentioned by name does not legitimise the reference. [Refer to Miller & Hayes 1963, p.332 and the discussion on erroneous identification of Tubail of Tyre, in records of tribute to Tiglath-Pileser III.] As you read the historical pronouncements of times, dates and places, you should pay attention to how often the academics will quote from the Bible to corroborate their historical reconstructions. But can you rely on their Bible references? Furthermore, can they rely on their 'non-Biblical' references? If you add the Biblical Data from the Destruction of Solomon's Temple (586 BCE) to it's commencement during the 4th of Solomon's 40 years, 429 years transpire, meaning that the Temple was commenced in 1015 BCE. This is not acceptable to historians. It means that the Exodus occurred in either 1495 BCE or 1535 BCE, both of which are unacceptable dates.
May 19, 2013 - 12:10:08 AM
The Prophet Elijah; King Ahab and his sons.
As much as many fundamentalists believe that there can be no physical error in the Bible, the fact is that there are a number. Sometimes what appears to be an error is not, but sometimes the errors are real. Sometimes those errors are transcription errors and sometimes the errors arise because the redactors in the 5th to 3rd Century BCE were dealing with documents that they did not fully understand.
May 15, 2013 - 7:43:59 PM
The Shamrak Report
"The FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted" fugitives dates back to 1950 but the list of "Most Wanted Terrorists" dates back to just after 9/11 and the sense that terrorism had become a strategic threat. Today, the list includes 31 individuals, all of them male and with a single exception, Daniel Andreas San Diego, an animal rights extremist, all of them Muslim!" - Daniel Pipes
May 15, 2013 - 7:40:13 PM
When Did King Jotham of Judah Commence to Reign?
Every time you see or hear an historian or archaeologist quote chronological material from the Bible, they are 'pulling your chain'. They manipulate your trust in the Bible and direct it toward 'themselves'. You see, THEY not only cannot fit the Biblical chronological data into known history, but as it is currently perceived, it does not in fact, fit into known history. The true history of the Jews was concealed in an artificial calendar, which transformed twelve real years into thirteen artificial years, and thereby lengthened history.
May 12, 2013 - 12:15:58 AM
Letter to Prime Minister Harper of Canada
It is well within your power Mr. Prime Minister to have the Royal Canadian Mint, issue such a coin to show the American people that our friendship goes beyond words, but is expressed in our deeds. In closing this letter, I hope that you will at the very least consider my idea.
May 12, 2013 - 12:10:47 AM
Manasseh King of Judah - Son of Hezekiah
Manasseh the boy king, came to the throne of Judah during the last days of the reign of Sennacherib king of Assyria. Although he may have demonstrated poor political judgment during the reigns of Esarhaddon and Ashurbanipal, the shifting fortunes of Assyria from around 665 BCE, and particularly from 655 BCE, guaranteed that the last twenty or thirty years of his reign remained relatively undisturbed. 2 Chronicles Chapter 33:11 tells us that because of his sins, the king of Assyria took Manasseh with hooks, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. [There is debate over where he was or should have been taken - Ninevah or Babylon].
May 10, 2013 - 6:15:21 AM
The Shamrak Report
Terrorism never dies, but when we, as the opponents of terrorist groups, prove that we are a better, more advanced society, more moral and ethical, we destroy many of their arguments." "Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you're right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth." - Mohandas (Mahatma) Ghandi
May 8, 2013 - 1:38:13 AM
How Historians Deceive Us and Manipulate Biblical Chronology.
The purpose of this excerpt is to challenge many false academic assumptions which have been accepted by the general community as academic fact. In short, it strives to demonstrate where the Academics got it wrong! We sometimes tend to think that our knowledge of history is based on irrefutable evidence, but our knowledge is based in a collection of rags and tatters. Some historians and archaeologists would rather provide us a factually incorrect history, than one which might cause us to give credence to anything recorded in the Bible.
May 8, 2013 - 1:30:36 AM
Palestinian Misery vs. Israeli Happiness and success
I likewise feel sorry for all those Hamas folk who have been arrested and/or hurt by Egyptian forces while the Egyptians were destroying their tunnels under the closed Egypt/Gaza border, and I certainly do feel sorry for those who volunteer to be human shields so that when Israel retaliates for some rocket strike they will be killed. I of course am no expert on these matters, but I would like to hazard a guess that behind Israeli happiness lies a subconscious if not actually conscious realization, that their country's mere existence, defying logic as it does, demonstrates that ultimate control over their lives has nothing to do with their government, with the United States, the European Union, the Arab World or the Palestinians. Ultimately, their existence is living proof that HE who scattered them across the face of the earth 2000 years ago has in fact called them home.
May 5, 2013 - 12:15:14 AM
King Ahab of Israel / Samaria
This date for Ahab's death is problematical, for currently held opinions which claim legitimacy by relying on one piece of archaeological evidence, place Ahab at the Battle of Qarqar in 853 BCE. This however is a fallacious claim which flies in the face of two other pieces of non-biblical archaeological evidence.
May 5, 2013 - 12:07:09 AM
Assyrian, Babylonian and Israelite History 8th Century
Tiglath-Pileser's 734-732 BCE campaign did result in the destruction of Damascus, the death of Rezin, and a dynastic change in Israel, yet the 'Kings Calendar' chronological synchronisms preclude Ahaz from being the Judean King who appealed to Tiglath-Pileser. Relying solely upon the 'chronological data', the 'King's Calendar' is able to offer a reconstruction of the various historical stories. It requires however, that the 'Holy Bible' undergo some 'alteration'.
May 3, 2013 - 6:33:29 AM
The Shamrak Report
A Jordanian parliament member, Muhammad Esa al-Doima, was expelled from his party this week after it was published he visited Israel during the Jewish State's 65th Independence Day and shook President Shimon Peres' hand. The Al-Wasat Al-Islamiy party explained that al-Doima was expelled because it opposes any kind of normalization with Israel. - Yousuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most important Sunni clerics in the world, boycotted an interfaith conference hosted by the International Union of Muslim Scholars in Doha, Qatar, because of the presence of Jewish participants.
May 3, 2013 - 6:24:58 AM
Radical Islam Vs. Democratic Rights
People who truly don't believe in God but choose to put their faith in Evolution, can not do other than observe from nature, that every tribe, clan, nation, and species does what it can to protect its own peculiar identity. The doctrine of PC however, is the complete opposite to what is natural in the observed universe. PC doctrine DEMANDS that we give up our tribal identity and embrace that which is traditionally anathema to us. True Christians, Muslims and other religiously observant people however, usually do not do such a stupid thing.
May 2, 2013 - 6:33:21 AM
Bible Confusion 734 - 722 BCE
Part of academic confusion over this particular period of Israelite history, results directly from their reliance upon the biblical narratives which clearly state that it was King Ahaz of Judah who appealed to Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria, for assistance during the Syro-Ephraimitic War against Rezin of Damascus, and Pekah of Israel. That confusion is further compounded by reference to tribute paid by 'Jehoahaz' to Tiglath-Pileser III, and by the lack of any other Assyrian records for Israel and Judah at this time. Since we have no record of a King 'Jehoahaz' in Scripture, it is only an assumption that this is the full name of 'Ahaz'. In fact, it could easily have been the real name of King Jotham. There are Four (4) Biblical Narrative Discrepancies or Contradictions which make it plain that the redactors ascribed to Ahaz, events which involved Jotham.
May 2, 2013 - 6:25:19 AM
Kebec's Charest tied an economic noose around McGuinty's Ontario
We have had Kebecois firms transporting goods freely with Ontario, but that is not the case with Ontario firms transporting goods within Kebec, because Kebec does not permit Ontario (provincial) trucker to operate freely within Quebec.
May 1, 2013 - 3:12:57 AM
Israel at 65 -- Defiance of the Jagged Cutting Edge of Nature
At 65, Israel's 6.3 million Jews include over three million Olim, who have constituted Israel's most effective growth engine. The relative strength of Israel's economy, the rise of global anti-Semitism, the gradual Islamification of Europe and the expansion of Jewish/Zionist education in major Jewish communities produce a potential wave of Aliya: 500,000 Olim during the next ten years from the former USSR, Germany, France, England, Latin America, USA, Canada and Australia. The Aliya waves of the 1930s, 1950s, 1970s and 1990s facilitated the establishment of the Jewish State and its defiance of severe military and economic challenges. The next Aliya wave -- which awaits vision-driven pro-active leadership -- will produce the critical strategic mass, which will overwhelm adversity and secure the long-term growth of the Jewish State.
May 1, 2013 - 3:03:30 AM
The Ark of the Covenant at Kiriath Jearim?
What I suggest, is either that the 7 months of 1 Samuel 6:2 was originally "70 years", and/or that the 20 years listed in 1 Samuel 7:2, is an insertion based on an attempt to chronologise the period from Samuel to David's 7th year, and should read 70 years.
May 1, 2013 - 3:00:05 AM
When was King Solomon's Temple built?
Given our great scientific and technological expertise to go with all the archaeological evidence at our disposal, you would think that this would be an easy question to answer. Wouldn't You? After all, every time you have read a book or done an internet search on the subject, the answer has been made plain for you to read. But in fact, even the year of the Destruction of Solomon's Temple is not yet positively known. Some even suggest that what the Bible says about Kings David and Solomon is False. Despite such politically motivated claims however, Solomon's Temple did exist.
Apr 28, 2013 - 5:02:35 AM
Photograph of the Week: Media Manipulation
Apr 28, 2013 - 12:02:18 AM
Is the Bible God Inspired or Just the History of Israel?
'Are the ancient documents in the Bible reliable?' - There is a whole section of the Christian community that just about 'worships' the Bible like an idol, insisting that each and every word as it now appears in English, was virtually 'G-d dictated'. Academics on the other hand are not interested in anything that might give credence to anything that the Bible might say.
Apr 26, 2013 - 5:24:01 AM
Anarchy ten minutes from Jerusalem
Driving into Jerusalem this morning, I saw a familiar face just after passing the security checkpoint in Gush Etzion (yes for those who don't realize it, Jews who live in Judea and Samaria also have to go through security before entering major cities. "Checkpoints" are not just for Arabs). According to my friend the only time they are allowed to use their weapons is when they feel their life is in immediate danger if an approaching Arabs has an already lit firebomb (Molotov cocktail) in-hand ready to throw.
Apr 26, 2013 - 5:17:59 AM
Did Ehud Judge Israel for 80 years?
If the period of the Judges was 554 - 574 years then clearly, something is wrong with the reference in 1 Kings 6:1 to a period of 440 or 480 years. The first thing to note is that the Accepted version of 1 Kings 6:1 and the Septuagint, contain different language and a different figure.
Apr 24, 2013 - 8:23:32 PM
The Shamrak Report
Hamas military wing bulldozed a part of the ancient Anthedon Harbor in northern Gaza along the Mediterranean Sea last month due to "urgent need" for military training site. The 3,000-year-old seaport discovered in 1997 was named an international heritage site by UNESCO in 2012, and is the oldest harbor in Gaza. It contains mosaic floors with historical pillars from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic ages. Islamists have no respect to any heritage. No international condemnation and UNESCO is silent!
Apr 23, 2013 - 8:38:36 AM
80 Percent of Israelis Want Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria
Today (Sunday, April 21), saw the publication of the results of a special poll conducted by the Geocartography research institute on behalf of the Ariel Conference for Law and Mass Media, according to which some 80 percent of the public support the application of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. The Women in Green movement applauds the results which, according to the heads of Women in Green, are not surprising.
Apr 23, 2013 - 8:29:08 AM
The happy little country (Israel)
The Chinese look at the region, and they see that Egypt is a failed state that can't even afford its wheat imports. The future of shipping along the Suez Canal is in doubt with riots in Port Said and Suez occurring on a regular basis. At 65, Israel is becoming a mature, responsible, prosperous and powerful player in the international arena. The only thing we need to ensure that we enjoy the fruits of our labors is security. And the one thing we can do to squander it all is place our hopes in "peace." And so we won't, ever again.
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:30:11 AM
The Fallacy in Gun Control: Boston Bombing
But what we do have here, is a situation in which, for whatever reason, these two boys decided to kill and maim a lot of people. They did not use guns. They built homemade bombs. And therein lies the fallacy that removing guns will remove the violence. People intent on violence, will find a way with or without guns. Perhaps if these boys had had guns, they might have gone on a rampage at school and killed fellow students and there would have been no armed personnel at school to stop them. Perhaps they may have started shooting people in the street. In the end what they did do was to potentially kill hundreds of people.
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:25:13 AM
What bilingualism really means in Canada via the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Plan
Trudeau was playing a game using smoke and mirrors. His real aim has now become evident. And it really was the promotion of Joual (French patois) via the back door. He said bilingualism, but he meant that only Joual was to be promoted. Thus in order to obtain a Federal government job one had to be bilingual, but of course if one took a bilingual job and was not able to speak ENGLISH, it did not matter so long as you could speak Joual (French patois).
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:07:55 AM
The Shamrak Report
The phenomenon of high-profile rapes is growing across Europe and the Western world, but tends to be under reported due to the high incidence of Muslim perpetrators which makes it politically incorrect to mention. In December 2011 a Swedish mother-of-two was subjected to a brutal gang-rape by 12 Afghan immigrants in a refugee camp in Mariannelund.
Apr 16, 2013 - 2:37:20 AM
A Fairy Tale written by Andre Boisclair Kebec's Delegate General in New York
I wonder what exactly is Andre Boisclair is really talking about? Is it the fact that you are openly discriminated against on a bus, a subway ticket booth, or when requiring medical aid after an accident when you speak English and are not a Metis (Kebecois)?
Apr 16, 2013 - 2:31:05 AM
Tonto's Indian Wisdom and Academic BS
Sometimes it takes a joke to make us see the truth in life. For the Academic point of this joke, we can see that politically correct propaganda can backfire.
Apr 14, 2013 - 12:07:00 AM
A Show of Jewish Presence on the Roads - Wednesday Evening Close to Efrat
It should be noted that a security official who was present at the event spoke with one of the organizers and expressed his agreement and support for the move and for the messages delivered in it. The official wished to support the residents, and endorsed the statements about the need to make changes in the orders for opening fire. "The soldiers are often frustrated. They want to act, but the orders do not allow this. It is forbidden to fire at a terrorist who throws stones, and as for those who throw firebombs, shooting is permitted only if the terrorist is identified while igniting the firebomb. In this way, it is impossible to deter or to obtain quiet," he said.
Apr 12, 2013 - 9:16:42 AM
Israel -- the Natural Gas and Start up Nation
"The flow of natural gas from Israel's Tamar reservoir in the Mediterranean to the Ashdod reception facility was inaugurated on March 30, 2013, ushering in a new era in Israel's energy sector [led by the Houston-based Noble Energy]. Israel will not only become independent in being able to supply its own energy needs, but it is likely to become an energy exporter as its maritime gas fields are further developed….
Apr 12, 2013 - 9:12:18 AM
The Shamrak Report
A PA resident, Anas Ismail, 29, of Salfit, near Nablus, was found guilty of "libel and slander" for clicking "Like" on a Facebook status criticizing a PA official and sentenced to six months in prison on the same day as another PA court in Bethlehem sentenced a journalist to one year in prison for sharing a photo on Facebook that compared PA President Mahmoud Abbas to a villain. As usual, the international press found it not news worthy
Apr 12, 2013 - 9:10:15 AM
What is the reason as to why excuses are made to cover up violations by Kebecois elites?
Most of the Kebecois elites of today come from the era when the province of Kebec openly supported the theories of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Brown Shirts. But this was also promoted by the Roman Catholic Clergy in Kebec, which felt that since Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini were Roman Catholics they were only doing their duty. Churches in Kebec at that time even said Masses for Hitler and Mussolini to succeed.
Apr 9, 2013 - 3:43:38 AM
Letter to Mr. James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Language
The Canadien Charter of Rights and Freedoms was a glib piece of neo-Fascist legislation that Messrs. Trudeau and his Metis (Kebecois) Liberal clique dreamed up to restrict the Rights of Canada's English-speaking majority rights by having his appointed judges decide what rights we had, if any at all. Remember those rights came to us not from Trudeau's monstrosity called The Canadien Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but from the British North America Act of 1867 the REAL Constitution of Canada, and not one decided by Trudeau's Metis clique in Ottawa. Citing Section23, of that arrogant piece of useless legislation, does not impress one whit.
Apr 8, 2013 - 3:36:22 PM
Syria as a Metaphor
The decline of Europe allows the Arabs to be free of the diplomatic structure it had created in the Middle East and the basic concepts, such as 'Nation' and 'National state', in which it had been anchored.
Apr 7, 2013 - 6:15:21 AM
North Koreans Are Superior To Us All.
But what is the difference between 'racial superiority' and 'physical superiority'. If you know that the child you carry is deformed, will you keep it. If you are raped, and fall pregnant, will you keep it? What is the difference between killing it before or after it is born?
Apr 7, 2013 - 6:12:00 AM
Photograph of the Week: Where are our Human Rights?
Apr 7, 2013 - 12:02:56 AM
How Long Did Joshua Lead the Israelites
Although I have covered the issue of how long Joshua was Judge of Israel in other articles, today I thought that I might touch the subject again, and to make it easy to find, give it the 'How Long' title that many students use in their google searches. The biggest problem in relation to Israel's Period of the judges, is that the Chronological Data provided in the Book of Judges is excessive within the overall chronological claims of the Bible.
Apr 5, 2013 - 12:27:30 PM