Thursday, December 17, 2009

THE Achilles' Heel Of Mormonism


Ed Decker

December 16, 2009

After over 50 years of being a Mormon, leaving it, researching it, writing extensively about it in a number of books, doing years of radio in Mormon-land, ministering to the Mormon people about the grace of Christ, and studying my Bible all this time……

I woke up during the night last week with a deep burden for the Mormon people who seek a god

separated from them by a hierarchy of men and a series of works and secret rituals. Later in the week, some words in a sermon at our church confirmed what I felt in my heart and I clearly saw what I will call

The Achilles’ Heel of Mormonism.

Because of the extreme gravity of this subject, I will be presenting this in two parts. The first part will be a presentation of this indefensible error of Mormonism. The second will be an open discussion, working with your own responses to what I present. I am purposely leaving some of the edges off the information, so as not to confuse what I am presenting, so please bear with me.

I have called it the Achilles’ Heel of Mormonism because the expression, Achilles’ Heel, is a metaphor for a fatal weakness that in spite of overall strength, can actually lead to downfall.

It is my argument that the facts here-in prove that Mormonism is fully outside orthodox, Biblical Christianity, and is, in fact, one of the anti-Christs spoken of in 1 John 2:18-21. Hard words, but true. The can be no if, ands or buts here.

When I woke up at 2 AM that night, my mind/thoughts were focused on that moment when, as a Mormon, I stood before the great white veil in the Los Angeles LDS temple.

I remembered vividly that I was in such awe of its presence there before me. I knew that it represented the separation of man and God and now I was to step up and demonstrate my knowledge of all the sacred, names, tokens and hand grips and would then be able to enter through that veil.

As I lay there considering that strange event and wondering why on earth I lay awake mulling over something I experienced over 40 years ago, my thoughts drifted to Calvary and I could see, in my mind’s eye, Christ on the Cross, crying out, “It is finished!”

Then, as if it came from the other room, it was as though I heard a loud tearing and ripping and I knew it was the sounds of the temple veil being ‘rent’ apart. I cannot explain the event any deeper. It was just one of those times that you wake up to something that the Lord wants you to think about, something out of the blue that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense at the time.

Over the next week I began to have a more emphatic and deeper understanding of something I have known for many years - what I experienced in the Mormon temple ritual could not be of God if what Jesus did at Calvary was of God. It's either Jesus or Joseph; the Temple or the Cross and it was then that I saw this was the Achilles’ heel of Mormonism. Let me explain.

For what Mormonism teaches as one of its core doctrines and what it’s adherents practice at the Veil in its most solemn ritual, clearly makes manifest the anti-Christ practice that assures “that they are not of us [Biblical Christianity].and may I add, until they repent, never will be.

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 1 John 2:20-21KJV

In logic, the Principle of contradiction is the second of the so-called three classic laws of thought. It states that two opposing, contradictory positions in a matter cannot both be true at the same time and in the same sense. Mormonism cannot be both Christian and an Anti-Christ.

The sermon at church that triggered my understanding of this was about having intimacy with God, that oneness that Christ spoke described:

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. KJV John 17:17-23

This is the wonderful life of the born-again Christian believer. Intimacy with God through Christ. We no longer must bring our sin offerings to a priest. God is no longer on the other side of a temple veil. He dwells within us, by the power of His Holy Spirit.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. Gal 2:20-21 KJV

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Cor 3:16 KJV

Adam and Eve enjoyed intimacy with God, until sin separated them from that relationship. From that time on, until Christ, prophets were the intermediates of God for the communication of His mind and will to men.

At the time of Moses’ visitation with God on the mountain top and the quaking in fear of the people at the thunderous voice of God from above, it was clear that the people wanted someone to be between them and God, to act for their benefit,

As Israel formalized the structure of its worship, temples were built and within the temple, a veil separated the people from the Holy of Holies, the place of God’s Presence.

The veil of the temple. According to the Rabbis, this was a handbreadth in thickness, and woven of seventy-two twisted plaits, each plait consisting of twenty-four threads. It was sixty feet long and thirty wide. Two of them were made every year, and according to the exaggerated language of the time, it needed three hundred priests to manipulate it.

This veil was the one which covered the entrance to the holy of holies, and not, as has been asserted, the veil which hung before the main entrance to the sanctuary.

The Holy of Holies contained only a large stone, on which the high priest sprinkled the blood on the Day of Atonement, occupying the place where the ark with the mercy-seat had stood. (from Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament, Electronic Database. Copyright © 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.)

This practice continued until and during the days of Christ. The Jewish people still brought their sin offerings to the temple and on the Day of Atonement, the high priest stepped through the veil into the Holy of Holies, on behalf of the people.

However, things were changing. John the Baptist rose up as the last of the prophets. Christ, himself, made it clear that a new thing was in place regarding man’s communication with God. Jesus said:

For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. Matt 11:13 KJV

The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. Luke 16:16 KJV

Who was to take that place between Man and God from that day forth? Jesus.

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; Heb 1:1-2 KJV

Jesus presented new doctrine, a new salvation message, a new way to have personal intimacy with God. The religious leaders of that day were intimidated by Him and His teachings. He told his disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. He told the Pharisees and Sadducees:

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44 KJV

Let us now fast forward to the Cross, to Christ’s redemptive gift of his life for us on Calvary.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Rom 5:8-10 KJV

You see, Christ went to the cross as the “once and for all sacrifice” for the redemption of the sins of mankind. All we have to do to accept it.

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Heb 5:8-10 KJV

The key here is that his shed blood was the end of the work of sacrifice, the end of the temple era. No longer was there a need for a high priest to go through the temple veil and face God on our behalf.

Christ had fulfilled that need once and forever. He became our high priest, in a priesthood of one, and through him, all of His people had access to God without a veil to separate them. In His death, He tore down that separation.

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Heb 9:12-14 KJV

No longer was there a need for a high priest to continue the dead works of the temple. No need for a veil of separation. Christ had fulfilled the law completely. To offer up any more sacrifice, even of our own works to earn worthiness is to reject the blood of Christ. I suggest that this denial of his blood sacrifice is the reason the Mormons use water in their communion.

For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bearthe sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Heb 9: 24-28 KJV

I have gone into this in a bit more detail so that you fully understand what happened at Calvary, when Christ died on the Cross. I had to pick and choose from among literally dozens of scriptures that explain what was taking place. This is not a mystery.

Christ’s death was the final act of the Old Testament. It was the end of the law and the prophets. It was the literal restoration of man’s ability to have intimacy with God, by the hand of God through the sacrifice of His only begotten son…

It is not just a saying that people flash in the end zones at football games. It is the word of God through Christ

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:14-16 KJV

When Christ hung on the Cross, eternity stood still. And when it was over, something eternally significant happened. It was God Himself, restoring our intimacy with Him. Matthew, Mark and Luke each described it.

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Matt 27:50-51KJV

Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. Mark 15:37-38KJV

And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst, And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the ghost. Luke 23:45-46 KJV

The Great theologian Matthew Henry said of this moment, that

“It bespeaks a great deal of comfort to all believing Christians, for it signifies the consecrating and laying open to us of a new and living way into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.”

You see, from that moment on, there never has been a need for a veil to stand between man and God or a priestly intercessor to take our place. Christ did away with the entire reason for such an obstacle to be between God and his children.

To keep the veil between the people and God is to refuse to accept the gift of personal salvation given freely at the Cross. To keep the veil is to deny that Jesus is the Christ, the one who fully redeemed us.

To place a veil between God and man is to deny Christ, deny the power of the cross in uniting man with God and to mock God’s reason for the sacrifice of Christ.

It is only as an anti-Christ that a church calling itself by the name of Christ would return to the very veil Christ had done away with.

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Cor 11:3-4,13-15 KJV

This is not a new revelation in the Scripture. The Early Church had been warned that deceivers like the prophets of the Mormon Church would be coming after them

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matt 24:23-24 KJV

And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. Mark 13:21-22 KJV

To make matters worse, the Mormon prophets say that God is a man, born on another planet , whose works earned him godhood. That is the god who stands on the other side of the Mormon veil.

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Rom 1:21-25 KJV

The promise is given that if the Mormon is judged worthy enough, he/she can attain godhood, but only if he/she goes through the temple ritual and is able to cross behind the veil,

To even get to the temple veil, the Mormon must stand before a counterfeit priesthood [see footnote 1.] to be judged worthy enough to stand before the veil they have placed between the member and God.

This worthiness is judged every year. A major part of this judgment is determined at the annual ‘tithing settlement.’ Not up-to-date on tithing? No Temple recommend. Every Mormon must earn the right to go to the temple and step through the veil by his/her own works. All Male Temple applicants must be members of the Melchizedek priesthood.

When the worthy Mormon stands before the veil in the temple, there is a temple worker standing on the opposite side of the veil, portraying the Lord. Now, the member must demonstrate through slits in the veil, that he/she knows all the secret handgrips, code words and be able to demonstrate the 5 points of fellowship through the veil [see footnote 2.]

I commented a long time ago that Satan was not going to come after you looking like a 14 foot frog, but as something sweet and lovely, even as an angel of light. Not surprisingly, that is how Joseph Smith described the heavenly beings in his first vision story.

Mormonism may appear to be Christian, but it brings a system of beliefs and rituals incompatible with Christianity and without any redemptive value to the believer.

This denial of Christ’s shed blood on Calvary is the reason there are no crosses in or on any Mormon building or temple and why they use water in their counterfeit communion. They go so far away from Biblical truth as to say it was in the Garden of Gethsemane where the atonement of Christ took place, not the cross. [See Footnote 3.]

In conclusion, the Mormon ritual that brings the adherent to stand in front of a supposed holy veil that separates them from the presence of God is to deny Christ and Calvary. In truth, it Biblically places them fully in the position of an anti—Christ.

They cannot be Christians and perform acts of worship that deny the very reason for Christ’s presence among men. A thing cannot be and not be at the same time. One is truth, the other a lie.

The Christ of the Cross is truth. The Christ of the Mormon veil is a lie.

There is a way that seems right to a man,

But its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 14:12


!. Mormon Priesthood

First, you need to know that the LDS Church has illegally usurped the Melchizedek priesthood. It was never theirs to give, Christ became our high priest after the order of Melchizedek and it has always been a priesthood of one.

This false priesthood is found in esoteric groups like the Mormons and the Masons. It is not biblical. The true Melchizedec priesthood only existed as a priesthood of one, before the law was given and in Christ, after the law was ended. The Mormons have stolen the very priesthood of Jesus Christ

In almost every patriarchal blessing given in Mormonism, the believer is told he/she is of the tribe of Manasseh or Ephraim. Supposedly, when one is baptized into the LDS church, one’s gentile blood is transformed into one of these two bloodlines, making the Mormon part of true Israel.

This was a shock to me, since I already was born into the bloodline of the house of Levi. The Mormon god had taken my Jewish bloodline and switched it to an un-priestly one me.

2. Five Points of Fellowship at the Veil.

Patron and temple worker portraying the lord are on opposite sides of a magnificent veil.

LORD: What is that?

PATRON: The Second Token of the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Patriarchal Grip, or Sure Sign of the Nail.

LORD: Has it an name?

PATRON: It has.

LORD: Will you give it to me?

PATRON: I will, through the Veil.--Health in the navel, marrow in the bones, strength in the loins and in the sinews, power in the Priesthood be upon me, and upon my posterity through all generations of time, and throughout all eternity.

LORD: That is correct.

(The Lord and patron break the ceremonial embrace, and the temple worker gives three taps with the mallet.)

LORD: What is wanted?

WORKER: Adam, having conversed with the Lord through the Veil, desires now to enter his presence.

LORD: Let him enter.

(The Veil is now parted and the Lord takes the patron by the right hand, and pulls him gently through the Veil into the Celestial Room.)

3. The LDS Teaching on Christ’s atonement for the sins of mankind

"And as he came out of the Garden, delivering himself voluntarily into the hands of wicked men, the victory had been won. There remained yet the shame and the pain of his attest, his trials, and his cross. But all these were overshadowed by the agonies and sufferings in Gethsemane. It was on the cross that he 'suffered death in the flesh,' even as many have suffered agonizing deaths, but it was in Gethsemane that "he suffered the pain of all men, that all men might repent and come unto him." (Bruce R. McConkie, The Mortal Messiah, pp. 127-128).

"It was in Gethsemane that Jesus took on Himself the sins of the world, in Gethsemane that His pain was equivalent to the cumulative burden of all men, in Gethsemane that He descended below all things so that all could repent and come to Him" (Ezra Taft Benson, Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.15).

"Forgiveness is available because Christ the Lord sweat great drops of blood in Gethsemane as he bore the incalculable weight of the sins of all who ever had or ever would repent" (Bruce R. McConkie, The Promised Messiah, p. 337).

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Thursday, December 10, 2009




After over 50 years of being a Mormon, leaving it, researching it, writing extensively about it in a number of books, doing years of radio in Mormon-land and studying my Bible all this time, I had a powerful word on it during the night last week and a sermon at our church Sunday confirmed it.

I will be publishing my findings in a special e-newsletter a week from Wed. December 16th.

Be sure to read it and pass it on to all who have an interest. If you are not on my email Newsletter list, sign up at

Friday, December 4, 2009

November 2009 Update Report

November 2009 Update Report

I know this is out earlier than usual, but several news reports have my interest and I wanted to be sure you see them as well.

I am amazed at how quickly the media and the administration have painted the Fort Hood Muslim Terrorist as a misunderstood and harassed man who should have every benefit of our sympathy for the rough life he has led, trying to be a good Muslim.

In fact, he was an in-your-face argumentative bully Muslim who should have been removed from the service a long time ago. Only because the powers ‘what be’ are afraid to cause any Muslim a problem was he able to stay in the service and curse the nation, our armed services and the American people and kill 13 people in cold blood,woundeing almost 2 dozen more.

When he jumped on a table with two loaded hand guns last week, shouted “Allahu akbar” and opened fire, he was fulfilling a jihad. The mainstream press wants us to believe he was suffering from post- traumatic stress, even though he had never left the states. They say it was this poor man who snapped and Islam had nothing to do with it.

Don’t buy into that line. Read The Pat Robertson article and my addendum for more information.

On the lighter side, I have transferred hundreds of files and expanded the areas of ministry within the site. Now my son, Josh will handle what is left. We still have a few areas to get running. We are working so that you can download all the audio files to your i-Pod and I will have dozens of rare books ready for your download as well.

I often talk about the many people writing in, seeking help. I thought I would just grab a few of them out of my in-box, for you to see just a tiny look at where your giving goes.

Brothers in Christ, I am the current "worshipful" master of a Masonic lodge. Due to some new information which God has brought to me I have decided to renounce masonry altogether. Please pray for the people whom I have inducted into freemasonry with good intentions and those Masons both in mine and other lodges who wish to be good Christians but have been poisoned with wrong information.

Mr. Decker, I have just finished reading your book “Fast Facts on False Teachings” and it was such a blessing to me! I now have two favorite books, the bible and your book. I am a Christian, and I was an Eastern Star. I am sure you know that the Order of the Eastern Stars is a division of the Masonic Order. I joined the order in July because I was told that they were all about community service and helping people who are in need. &n! bsp;They also told me that to join them would be the best thing that I could have done for myself and my children. Being so hungry for Christ and full of compassion for others I was fooled. It wasn’t until a co-worker of mine overheard that I was apart of the Eastern Stars gave me your book to read. I devoured your book day and night, all of the information you provided lined up with the word of God…… Thank you for telling the truth and preaching the gospel of Christ!

Please Help Me! My fiancé was baptized into the LDS church a few months ago. At first everything was great and now he is miserable. I know that he is looking for a way out of the Mormon religion and I pray for him every night but I was wondering if you had any advice as to what to say to him. It's breaking my heart to watch him suffer because he has been so brainwashed that this is the "true church" I think it was the zeal of the missionaries and bishops and such that originally drew him in but now that he sees the smoke and mirrors it's crushing his spirit.

Ed, I’ve just read your article on the comparison of the Muslim's Allah and our own Biblical truths about JESUS and our Father. It's exactly as you've written about their beliefs.. I thought too (at the time that I tried to witness to my Muslim neighbors) that they meant that their Allah was just a foreign word for GOD -- our GOD of the Dios for GOD, or Jisu for JESUS. My question, Ed, is how would I approach a Muslim...can I tell them that Hagar was the wrong woman and Sarah the right one, chosen by GOD...that it was Isaac and not Ishmael who was sacrificed by Abraham? How do i go about ref! uting the false teachings of their Quran? I feel overwhelmed...

These are just a few of the many e-mails that await me each morning. What a privilege to be able to be here, ready to meet these needs.
Your Brother in Christ,

Ed Decker

Pat Robertson describes Islam as violent religion
that wants to dominate, destroy

NORFOLK, VA. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson drew criticism Friday from Arab-Americans for describing Islam as a violent religion that wants to "dominate and then, if need be, destroy." Robertson made the comment Thursday on his "700 Club" television program after watching a segment about Muslims' views on terrorism. Co-host Lee Webb asked Robertson why he thought Muslim immigrants would want to live in the United States "if they have such contempt for our foreign policy."

Robertson replied: "Well, as missionaries possibly to spread the doctrine of Islam." He went on to say that Islam "is not a peaceful religion that wants to coexist. They want to coexist until they can control, dominate and then, if need be, destroy."

Friends, Let there be no confusion about what Pat Robertson said. He was only repeating what every literate Muslim in the world understands.

It is basic, fundamental, bedrock Islamic ideology that the world is divided into two: The Islamic “Dar e-Salaam” or House of Islam or House of Peace. Opposing this “Dar e-Salaam” is the “Dar e-Harb” or House of War into which all infidels fall. There can be no peace for Islam until the entire “Dar e-Harb” falls to the “Dar e-Salaam”. It is to be accomplished by conversion or by the sword. So this is a fight to the finish. Islam must be victorious or be vanquished.


Mormons throw support behind gay-rights cause


It looked like a stunning reversal: the same church that helped defeat gay marriage in California standing with gay-rights activists on an anti-discrimination law in its own backyard.

On Tuesday night, after a series of clandestine meetings between local gay-rights backers and Mormons in Salt Lake City, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it would support proposed city laws that would prohibit discrimination against gays in housing and employment.

The ordinances passed and history was made: It marked the first time the Salt Lake City-based church had supported gay-rights legislation.

The Mormon church — which continues to suffer a backlash over its support last year of Proposition 8, the measure banning gay marriage in California — emphasized that its latest position in no way contradicts its teachings on homosexuality.

But the action is one of the strongest signs yet that even conservative religious groups that oppose same-sex marriage might be willing to support legal protections for gays that fall short of that.

At the same time, the church's position has angered some of its conservative allies on social issues, prompted questions about whether public relations is its real motivation, and put the church on the spot over how far it will go on similar legislation on the state and federal level.

FBI: 10% of U.S. Mosques Preach Jihad

Washington Insider with Ronald Kessler  Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:09 PM

By: Ronald Kessler

Imams preach jihad and extremism in 10 percent of the 2,000 mosques in the United States, the FBI estimates.

That sums up the problem facing us as we ponder the meaning of Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s slayings of 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas. Given his association with a pro-al-Qaida imam in northern Virginia and his preoccupation with radical Islamic Web sites, it’s clear that the radical element of Islam influenced Hasan.

On the other hand, those who condemn Muslims in general because of the actions of Hasan and others like him are engaging in prejudice that has no place in America. Indeed, such stereotyping sets back the war on terror, because we need moderate Muslims on our side.

The problem is not the Quran, which is no more incendiary than some passages in the Bible. (Deuteronomy, for example, prescribes stoning to death for those who “served other gods and worshipped them.”) The problem is the radical element that uses the Quran as an excuse to engage in terrorism and the failure of many moderate Muslims to condemn the extremists.

About a quarter of the Muslims in America ages 18 through 29 believe that suicide bombings can be justified, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Generating those attitudes are imams who preach jihad and hatred in American mosques and postings on the Internet, according to FBI counterterrorism officials interviewed for my book “The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack.”

Christian Defense Coalition Concerned about the Role of the FBI Under the Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Group wonders why their Director, Rev. Patrick Mahoney, was visited and questioned by FBI agents for leading a peaceful prayer vigil in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Yet Major Hasan, who contacted Islamic terrorists multiple times, made threatening comments to the American military and considered himself a "Soldier of Allah" was never visited or questioned by the FBI.

Is it possible that Rev. Mahoney was targeted because he has been an outspoken critic of President Obama's record on human rights and social justice?

Federal agents came to the home of Rev. Mahoney to question him about laying roses and praying in front of the Chinese Embassy on June 4th of this year.

The purpose of the prayer vigil was to honor and remember the heroic students who were brutalized in Tiananmen Square 20 years ago and to call upon the Chinese government to protect human rights and honor religious freedom……

…….It is even more troubling to realize that I was visited at my home by the FBI for peacefully exercising my First Amendment rights, yet Major Hasan received no such visit by the FBI for contacting Islamic terrorists multiple times and making threatening comments to the American military.

"How is it possible that a Christian minister is investigated and questioned by federal agents for holding a peaceful prayer vigil and a person who killed 13 people and had numerous contacts with terrorists was never visited or questioned?

"Is this the new policy of the FBI under President Obama? If you are a Christian minister and pray and speak out against the human rights abuses of the Chinese government and challenge the President on his human rights policies, you will be investigated by the FBI. However, if you are a Muslim who is in regular contact with terrorists and makes hateful comments against the American military you will be granted a free pass."
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Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt.

Just celebrated my 74th birthday. I am the living example of that old adage, “If I’d known I would live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”

I have always been a Thanksgiving baby.. It has been fun to tie my birthday in with Thanksgiving and I make no secret that I love presents.. any presents. No matter the size. And since we are feeding the clan, they have to show up and only a fool would show up without a present for Ned.

My mother always told me that I was born a few hours after the Thanksgiving dinner. She said she had to leave the table and head for the hospital. We have always celebrated the two events together.. Been doing that all my life.
One day last year, while playing around on the computer, I put my birth date into a program that would tell you which day of the week you were born on. I never should have done that. Turns out I was born on a Monday. I found out that my mom had fibbed to me all those years.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs came out when I was a month old, It was the same year that Fibber McGee and Molly and Dick Tracy debuted. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

Babe Ruth hit his 714th and last home run at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio and the United States Social Security Act was enacted. And of course, Hitler was running around Europe, waving his new flag.

And that was the year Anna Decker told her little boy he was born on Thanksgiving day.. That was in the middle of the great depression and I guess it was easier to stick a candle in the pumpkin pie and sing happy birthday than have a special cake.

You know, come to think of it, my sister, Nan was born the Monday after Easter and nobody ever called her an Easter Baby. But little Eddie was stuck with a fib for over 70 years. Bitter? Nope.. I’m still a Thanksgiving birthday boy! Gonna do it again tomorrow. Old habits are hard to change. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks..

Some wise sage once said “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.”

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Are the Folks at AARP Really that stupid?

I know I shouldn’t write a blog before I finish my morning latte, but I am in a boil this morning. Are the People at AARP really that stupid or are they just trying to get more people to sign up for their ineffective insurance programs? Or can’t anyone there do basic math? I guess they must think WE are that stupid.

Today’s  Page One Headline, “AARP chief backs Medicare cut” was the frosting on a sludge cake.

Let’s see. AARP proudly stands behind a minimum cut of $460 Billion dollars from a program that is the main medical support for the majority of its members and a program that will also add another 20 or 30 million more enrollees. Somehow, that math does not work.

The new Bill in the Senate portends to also reduce payments to Doctors and Hospitals for visits and procedures, so that means our doctors will have to add another 6 to 10 patients a day to their already overbooked days. Expect the 4 to 6 hour waits in ERs to extend even longer. It will easier to just die at home than in the ER waiting room like one man recently did while waiting for hours to tells someone he was having chest pains.

I would resign my membership at AARP if I hadn’t already done it a while back after they first announced that this Bill was a Good Thing for its elderly members.

I recommend that you send back your AARP card today with a letter asking them why they have deserted the very people they claim to represent.

We need a dumpaarp movement...