Sunday, June 21, 2015

I'll continue this dialogue until Pope Francis's message is completed.

Pope Francis has come to the influence of the papacy to end the impasse of political parties that protect their interests rather than the interests of citizens.

This is a really good example of corruption that reaches the soul.

“I hope I’m not (click here) going to get castigated for saying this by my priest back home,” Bush added, “but I don’t get my economic policy from my bishops or my cardinals or my pope.”

The words and the man who spoke them are depraved. There is no morality in those words. Those words contain excuses for corruption and continued abuse of our children's future.

The impact of the climate crisis is global and effects our allies, too. Below is the current conditions in Europe (click here). Their summers have been met with wildfires no differently than that of the USA. Russia has been also seeing plenty of fires and have caused large losses in population.

The problem is real. It is urgent. It is urgent. It is urgent. It is urgent. It is urgent. I am grateful Pope Francis has taken us into his heart in a way that provides for action and not simply dialogue. 

Pope Francis will be in the USA this year. I look forward to his visit and carrying the meaning of morality to all, including the children who will inherit an Earth stressed. Earth's inland water is disappearing. The aquifers are being drained because of the lack of rainfall. This is not the way the future should look and I hope Pope Francis will bring a message no one can deny. 

Pope Francis moves from valid authority to his appeal to everyone.

12. What is more, Saint Francis, faithful to Scripture, invites us to see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness. “Through the greatness and the beauty of creatures one comes to know by analogy their maker” (Wis 13:5); indeed, “his eternal power and divinity have been made known through his works since the creation of the world” (Rom 1:20). For this reason, Francis asked that part of the friary garden always be left untouched, so that wild flowers and herbs could grow there, and those who saw them could raise their minds to God, the Creator of such beauty.[21] Rather than a problem to be solved, the world is a joyful mystery to be contemplated with gladness and praise. 

My appeal 

13. The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us. Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home. Here I want to recognize, encourage and thank all those striving in countless ways to guarantee the protection of the home which we share. Particular appreciation is owed to those who tirelessly seek to resolve the tragic effects of environmental degradation on the lives of the world’s poorest. Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded.

14. I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all. The worldwide ecological movement has already made considerable progress and led to the establishment of numerous organizations committed to raising awareness of these challenges. Regrettably, many efforts to seek concrete solutions to the environmental crisis have proved ineffective, not only because of powerful opposition but also because of a more general lack of interest. Obstructionist attitudes, even on the part of believers, can range from denial of the problem to indifference, nonchalant resignation or blind confidence in technical solutions. We require a new and universal solidarity. As the bishops of Southern Africa have stated: “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation”. [22] All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.

The beauty of faith is that it does bring together the facts of the world in which we live and connects it to the emotional centers of morality. 

The scientists of the IPCC could not be better. They have brought facts and written the outcomes to continued emissions of greenhouse gases in Earth's processes. 

The politicians divide in opposition of the environmental threat of greenhouse gas emissions. And why do they divide on this vital issue? The petroleum companies pay them off. It is just that simple. Morality is traded on a regular basis for money and power. 

It is the religious leaders that have our back. They love the people, the quality of their lives and in the case of Pope Francis, love the problems of the people. 

So what causes Earth's benevolence to life?

The greenhouse effect happens when
sunlight (sunlight is photo energy) warms the Earth, and molecules in the atmosphere intercept the resulting heat before it can escape to space.

What indeed?  

It is a symbiotic relationship between light energy and the gaseous content of Earth's atmospheres. Earth is also within an orbital location called "The Habital Zone." It is sort of like the choices of Baby Bear of Goldilocks' Three Bears; "Not too hot and not too cold."

Incoming ultraviolet, (click here) visible, and a limited portion of infrared energy (together sometimes called "shortwave radiation") from the Sun drive the Earth's climate system. Some of this incoming radiation is reflected off clouds, some is absorbed by the atmosphere, and some passes through to the Earth's surface. Larger aerosol particles in the atmosphere interact with and absorb some of the radiation, causing the atmosphere to warm. The heat generated by this absorption is emitted as longwave infrared radiation, some of which radiates out into space.

Pope Francis goes on to discuss the way to think about Earth and our place on and with it.

9. At the same time, Bartholomew has drawn attention to the ethical and spiritual roots of environmental problems, which require that we look for solutions not only in technology but in a change of humanity; otherwise we would be dealing merely with symptoms. He asks us to replace consumption with sacrifice, greed with generosity, wastefulness with a spirit of sharing, an asceticism which “entails learning to give, and not simply to give up. It is a way of loving, of moving gradually away from what I want to what God’s world needs. It is liberation from fear, greed and compulsion”.[17] As Christians, we are also called “to accept the world as a sacrament of communion, as a way of sharing with God and our neighbours on a global scale. It is our humble conviction that the divine and the human meet in the slightest detail in the seamless garment of God’s creation, in the last speck of dust of our planet”.[18] 

Pope Francis also tells us how he contemplated his message.

Saint Francis of Assisi 

10. I do not want to write this Encyclical without turning to that attractive and compelling figure, whose name I took as my guide and inspiration when I was elected Bishop of Rome. I believe that Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically. He is the patron saint of all who study and work in the area of ecology, and he is also much loved by non-Christians. He was particularly concerned for God’s creation and for the poor and outcast. He loved, and was deeply loved for his joy, his generous self-giving, his openheartedness. He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself. He shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace.

11. Francis helps us to see that an integral ecology calls for openness to categories which transcend the language of mathematics and biology, and take us to the heart of what it is to be human. Just as happens when we fall in love with someone, whenever he would gaze at the sun, the moon or the smallest of animals, he burst into song, drawing all other creatures into his praise. He communed with all creation, even preaching to the flowers, inviting them “to praise the Lord, just as if they were endowed with reason”.[19] His response to the world around him was so much more than intellectual appreciation or economic calculus, for to him each and every creature was a sister united to him by bonds of affection. That is why he felt called to care for all that exists. His disciple Saint Bonaventure (click here) (Doctor of the Church, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano, Minister General of the Friars Minor) tells us that, “from a reflection on the primary source of all things, filled with even more abundant piety, he would call creatures, no matter how small, by the name of ‘brother’ or ‘sister’”.[20] Such a conviction cannot be written off as naive romanticism, for it affects the choices which determine our behaviour. If we approach nature and the environment without this openness to awe and wonder, if we no longer speak the language of fraternity and beauty in our relationship with the world, our attitude will be that of masters, consumers, ruthless exploiters, unable to set limits on their immediate needs. By contrast, if we feel intimately united with all that exists, then sobriety and care will well up spontaneously. The poverty and austerity of Saint Francis were no mere veneer of asceticism, but something much more radical: a refusal to turn reality into an object simply to be used and controlled.

The saints and religious figures Pope Francis addresses are as real today as in the time they existed. We hold dear the characterization of nature lovers in fable. These are not strange ideas from the religious past, we love the land, the animals of the forest and caring for something unlike ourselves. We love benevolence. Dare I say it is our true character to be benevolent. Except for the ignorance of the problems we cause there is no excuse for the abuse of Earth and it's resources. Greed is a cognitive expression and not a mistake. 

Our benevolence reaches into our homes and our society. We love pets and have laws that enforce a benevolent treatment of animals. There are animals in children's fantasy such as Cinderella and the many small creatures that became her footmen and carriage driver of the pumpkin that became a carriage. 

We love nature. This is not an alien concept or feeling.

92,960,000 miles or 149,600,000 km is the distance from the sun to Earth.

The sun generates light. Now don't get me wrong, There is obviously heat generated by the sun, but, that heat does not reach Earth.

This fact cannot be overlooked for the convenience of politics. The warming of Earth is real and is has real consequences. This is not about politics. It has never been about politics. This is about the only place where life exists in this solar system. It is about the "carrying capacity" of Earth. It is about how Earth is unable to accept consumerism to the extreme societies have assigned to it. 

The picture is of the sun and it's solar wind and how that solar wind is minimized to protect life on Earth by it's magnetosphere.

A magnetosphere is the area of space near an astronomical object in which charged particles are controlled by that object's magnetic field. Near the surface of the object, the magnetic field lines resemble those of a magnetic dipole.

To the right is an image of a magnetic dipole. North and south poles. Locate the place in the picture above where it is noted to be a magnetic dipole. Earth is at the center of the magnetic dipole. 

So, the sun has a large magnetic property and Earth has a large enough magnetic property. It is the dipole of Earth that reflects the sun's solar wind while allowing enough LIGHT (photon energy - click here) to benefit Earth as a biological planet.  

So, if the sun doesn't send it's heat to Earth, then how does Earth have just the right amount of heat to benefit to be a biological planet?

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew also wrote a message for World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day (click here)

World Oceans Day United Nations (click here)  

Ecumenical Patriarch is discussed in paragraph 8. These three paragraphs validate the concern for Earth by religious organizational structure. This is not something Pope Francis took on his own to be an activist. This is a serious address of Earth's peril continued from other men of God.

6. My predecessor Benedict XVI likewise proposed “eliminating the structural causes of the dysfunctions of the world economy and correcting models of growth which have proved incapable of ensuring respect for the environment”.[10] He observed that the world cannot be analyzed by isolating only one of its aspects, since “the book of nature is one and indivisible”, and includes the environment, life, sexuality, the family, social relations, and so forth. It follows that “the deterioration of nature is closely connected to the culture which shapes human coexistence”.[11] Pope Benedict asked us to recognize that the natural environment has been gravely damaged by our irresponsible behaviour. The social environment has also suffered damage. Both are ultimately due to the same evil: the notion that there are no indisputable truths to guide our lives, and hence human freedom is limitless. We have forgotten that “man is not only a freedom which he creates for himself. Man does not create himself. He is spirit and will, but also nature”.[12] With paternal concern, Benedict urged us to realize that creation is harmed “where we ourselves have the final word, where everything is simply our property and we use it for ourselves alone. The misuse of creation begins when we no longer recognize any higher instance than ourselves, when we see nothing else but ourselves”.[13] 

United by the same concern 

7. These statements of the Popes echo the reflections of numerous scientists, philosophers, theologians and civic groups, all of which have enriched the Church’s thinking on these questions. Outside the Catholic Church, other Churches and Christian communities – and other religions as well – have expressed deep concern and offered valuable reflections on issues which all of us find disturbing. To give just one striking example, I would mention the statements made by the beloved Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, with whom we share the hope of full ecclesial communion.

8. Patriarch Bartholomew (click here) has spoken in particular of the need for each of us to repent of the ways we have harmed the planet, for “inasmuch as we all generate small ecological damage”, we are called to acknowledge “our contribution, smaller or greater, to the disfigurement and destruction of creation”.[14] He has repeatedly stated this firmly and persuasively, challenging us to acknowledge our sins against creation: “For human beings… to destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation; for human beings to degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate, by stripping the earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands; for human beings to contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life – these are sins”.[15] For “to commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God”.[16]

This is the home page of the Ecumenial Patriarch (click here).

June 4, 2014's solar tendril erupted on the sun. That was 2014. It is these manifestations the political right wing likes to claim is the cause of any warming of Earth.

"Authentic human development has a moral character."

4. In 1971, eight years after Pacem in Terris, Blessed Pope Paul VI referred to the ecological concern as “a tragic consequence” of unchecked human activity: “Due to an ill-considered exploitation of nature, humanity runs the risk of destroying it and becoming in turn a victim of this degradation”.[2] He spoke in similar terms to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations about the potential for an “ecological catastrophe under the effective explosion of industrial civilization”, and stressed “the urgent need for a radical change in the conduct of humanity”, inasmuch as “the most extraordinary scientific advances, the most amazing technical abilities, the most astonishing economic growth, unless they are accompanied by authentic social and moral progress, will definitively turn against man”.[3] 

5. Saint John Paul II became increasingly concerned about this issue. In his first Encyclical he warned that human beings frequently seem “to see no other meaning in their natural environment than what serves for immediate use and consumption”.[4] Subsequently, he would call for a global ecological conversion.[5] At the same time, he noted that little effort had been made to “safeguard the moral conditions for an authentic human ecology”.[6] The destruction of the human environment is extremely serious, not only because God has entrusted the world to us men and women, but because human life is itself a gift which must be defended from various forms of debasement. Every effort to protect and improve our world entails profound changes in “lifestyles, models of production and consumption, and the established structures of power which today govern societies”.[7] Authentic human development has a moral character. It presumes full respect for the human person, but it must also be concerned for the world around us and “take into account the nature of each being and of its mutual connection in an ordered system”.[8] Accordingly, our human ability to transform reality must proceed in line with God’s original gift of all that is.[9] 

In too many instances morality as defined in the USA is about virginity. That is not the definition of morality that applies to the whole person or the society in which they are member. A society that exists today in the USA is comprised of a financial majority of people without the ability to improve their quality of life beyond a certain point. The financial minority holds enormous wealth and the power to keep it without contributing to the greater society and common good. As a result the poverty level in the USA has grown. There are places in the USA with abject poverty with no hope for any change for generations, if at all.

Pope Francis refers to "Authentic human development." The church expects the human being to follow a path of moral development as well as cognitive ability to greed at any cost.

The Right Wing political parties like to say the sun is the real reason there is a warming planet.

They have a 'thing' about plasma flairs. This is a graph of the sun, our sun.

"The Sun 15-6-20" (click here)

Of interest is the green splotch in the center of the image. It is not a flair or plasma flair, it is a hole in the sun, otherwise known as coronal hole.

The right hand column of the image above illustrates the coronal holes.

The image to the right is enlargement of the image in the right hand column above. There is not one coronal hole there are two. No one ever discusses these because one might actually begin to understand the sun is not throwing all kinds of heat at the Earth.

When we look (click here) at imagery from SOHO or SDO at a wavelength of 28,4 nanometer, it shows us the hot outer layers of the atmosphere of the Sun, to be specific: the corona. The magnetic field of the Sun plays a great part in how we see this image. The bright areas shows us hot and dense gas that's captured by the magnetic field of the Sun. The dark and empty areas are places where the magnetic field of the Sun reaches into space so that hot gas can escape. These dark areas are coronal holes. They get their dark colour because there isn't enough hot material.

I hesitate to state these are cool places on the sun because there are no cool places on the sun, but, these manifestations on the surface are places were there are less dense gases. The sun can be looked at as a hot place that causes warming of Earth, but, that is not the case.

St Francis of Assisi is the Patron Saint of Animals, Merchants and Ecology.

There is a PDF edition at the top of the page (click here)

1. “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi (Click here and if you wait for a moment the Pope's picture shows up for a free subscription to the Pope's newsletters regarding the warming planet.) reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.[1] 

2. This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22). We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gen 2:7); our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters. 

Nothing in this world is indifferent to us 

3. More than fifty years ago, with the world teetering on the brink of nuclear crisis, Pope Saint John XXIII wrote an Encyclical which not only rejected war but offered a proposal for peace. He addressed his message Pacem in Terris to the entire “Catholic world” and indeed “to all men and women of good will”. Now, faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet. In my Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, I wrote to all the members of the Church with the aim of encouraging ongoing missionary renewal. In this Encyclical, I would like to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home....

First Day of Summer is also the longest day of the year in 2015.

What the heck is this thing?

It is a calculation as to where the direct sun rays are falling today at 9:15 PM EST.

This is the website (click here).

Ready for this?

Below is the exact place the sun's rays concentrate at the date and time. This is New York City. The place where the direct sun rays concentrated today is a section of the city called "Hell's Kitchen." Just a little trivia.

There are one hundred and seventy-two references in the Encyclical Letter Laudaro Si' of the Holy Father Francis on Care for Our Common Home

246. At the conclusion of this lengthy reflection which has been both joyful and troubling, I propose that we offer two prayers. The first we can share with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator, while in the other we Christians ask for inspiration to take up the commitment to creation set before us by the Gospel of Jesus. 

A prayer for our earth 

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
hat we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace. 

A Christian prayer in union with creation 

Father, we praise you with all your creatures.
They came forth from your all-powerful hand;
they are yours, filled with your presence and your tender love.
Praise be to you!

Son of God, Jesus,
through you all things were made.
You were formed in the womb of Mary our Mother,
you became part of this earth,
and you gazed upon this world with human eyes.
Today you are alive in every creature
in your risen glory.
Praise be to you!

Holy Spirit, by your light
you guide this world towards the Father’s love
and accompany creation as it groans in travail.
You also dwell in our hearts
and you inspire us to do what is good.
Praise be to you!

Triune Lord, wondrous community of infinite love,
teach us to contemplate you
in the beauty of the universe,
for all things speak of you.
Awaken our praise and thankfulness
for every being that you have made.
Give us the grace to feel profoundly joined
to everything that is.

God of love, show us our place in this world
as channels of your love
for all the creatures of this earth,
for not one of them is forgotten in your sight.
Enlighten those who possess power and money
that they may avoid the sin of indifference,
that they may love the common good, advance the weak,
and care for this world in which we live.
The poor and the earth are crying out.
O Lord, seize us with your power and light,
help us to protect all life,
to prepare for a better future,
for the coming of your Kingdom
of justice, peace, love and beauty.
Praise be to you!

Given in Rome at Saint Peter’s on 24 May, the Solemnity of Pentecost, in the year 2015, the third of my Pontificate.
It's Sunday Night

The wounds are to recent and the healing too short to launch into a discussion regarding racism. It is for a later date. The legislation is in December.

 "Save the Country" by The Fifth Dimension (click here for official website)

Come on, people
Come on, children
Come on down to
The glory river

Gonna wash you up
And wash you down
Gonna lay the devil down
Gonna lay that devil down

Come on, people
Come on, children
There's a king
At the glory river

And the precious king
He loved the people to sing
Babes in the blinking sun
Sang We Shall Overcome


I got fury in my soul
Fury's gonna take me
To the glory goal
In my mind I can't
Study war no more


Save the people
Save the children
Save the country
Save the country


Come on, people
Come on, children
Come on down to
The glory river


Gonna wash you up
And wash you down
Gonna lay the devil down
Gonna lay that devil down


Come on, people
Sons and mothers
Keep the dream of
The two young brothers


Take that dream
And ride that dove
We could build the dream
With love, I know
We could build the dream
With love, I know


We could build the dream
With love, I know
We could build the dream
With love, I know
We could build the dream
With love, I know
We could build the
Dream with love


I got fury in my soul
Fury's gonna take me
To the glory goal
In my mind I can't

Study war no more

Save the people
Save the children
Save the country
Save the country
Save the country now

The celebratory mass at Mother Emanuel AME Church was very competent.

The nine missing members from Mother Emanuel were realized to be in the presence of god at their death. Their missing status was deeply felt by the congregation today.

It is wrong and a slight to the culture of the African American Churches, especially that of the AME Churches, to think their service is entertainment. That is not the case.

The preachers are brilliant. They, through a very long tradition, brings the heart, mind and soul together in a very competent celebration of life. It is a time of learning and bonding with their savior, Jesus Christ.

I know the missing from the celebration today was profound. I hope everyone finds peace. The need for forgiveness was obvious today in the preacher's words. To love Jesus Christ is to forgive the sins against his children because the reward for all are with him and only with him.

There is antisemitic under tones to all this and is linked to the confederate flag.

All this is going to be very, very messy. South Carolina politics is estranged from history and the truth. There was more than one design of the confederate flag. That isn't really important. What is important is the confederate culture and how that translated into a hate manifesto that caused the deaths of nine dearly wonderful people. 

This hatred has to stop and that means the people of the confederate and their role in the civil war has to be made to reflect the truth. Owning slaves was not an act of god. God was used as a crutch to justify greed and inhumane treatment of African Americans. They were Americans at the time of the enslavement and human rights were destroyed by a culture of greed.

The confederate flag is linked to the hatred of Jews. Haaretz is carrying an article about the shooter. He has a manifesto that is antisemitic. Antisemitism is linked to the confederate flag and it's creator. 

As much as Charleston is not the home of Mr. Roof, it has a strong significance to the confederate flag and antisemitism.

June 20, 2015

 Website (click here) surfaces with racist manifesto thought to have been penned by Dylann Storm Roof. The text claims discovery of 'black on white crime' prompted him to take action.

Dylann Storm Roof, the suspected shooter behind the deadly shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, is thought to have penned a racist manifesto prior to the attack that left nine African-American worshipers dead. 

A text apparently posted online by Roof says that the discovery of "black on white" crime changed him. According to the manifesto, Jews also play a pivotal role in Roof's world view.... 

The story of the south at the time of the civil war is a rather complicated picture. The Jews began their citizenship in the USA in the south. Rabbi Heller was a significant leader of the Jewish community at the time. Antisemitism is apart of the confederate culture. The Roof manifesto is not estranged from the culture of the south that sparked secession and the civil war. Mr. Roof has studied the confederate culture that was suppose to die with the end of the civil war. The culture is mired in hate.

This is William Porcher Miles. He made the confederate flag. He owned slaves. The culture he espoused was believed to be divine. Supposedly religious benevolence was within in the culture. The politics has to end. The politics are a lie.

There is a collection about this mess at the University of North Carolina.

...The collection (click here) consists of personal, political, and military correspondence; diaries; and a few business papers and clippings of William Porcher Miles. Correspondence with many leading political, military, and intellectual figures of the day discusses slavery and runaway slaves, Jews in Charleston, secession, foreign relations, patronage appointments, appropriations, financial and military preparations for war, defense of coastal and inland South Carolina, Reconstruction economic and social conditions in Charleston, S.C., and perceived effects of citizenship and wages on freedmen. Also included are materials relating to Miles and Warley family, friends, and social activities;...

The collection is available for public access. UNC throughout it's library system has many unique collections. This is only one of them. The UNC collection about these families provides the truth regarding the confederacy. There are other confederate sites that simply don't care about the truth. There is absolutely no justification to hold that flag in esteem. It is linked deeply to hatred and lusts murder as a divine priority. The confederate flag and it's culture will die, except, in collections like this where the culture is vibrantly known.

The men filing a bill to remove the confederate flag need to be supported by people of conscience as well as the black and Jewish communities. This is important to place South Carolina firmly on the USA map.

I probably need to address this later. Today we have magnificent people to celebrate and their strong and steadfast faith.