Time Out Tokyo is the Tokyo edition of Time Out, a London-based global media group covering 108 cities in 39 countries, from New York to Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. Now, we bring you a list of 12 'secret' attractions; things we've discovered by chance or because an insider told us to check them out. No need to travel to Brussels to catch a glimpse of Manneken Pis (the bronze statue of a little peeing boy) – you can see him at Hamamatsucho Station. The head of the original statue toppled over during the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923, and the body was melted for metal during the World War II, leaving only the face. Standing in exotic splendour on Inogashira-dori, Tokyo Camii is the largest mosque in Japan and was built by Turkish immigrants from Russia back in 1938. The Prayer Hall holds up to 1,200 people, and anyone interested in seeing the beautiful architecture, Islamic stained-glass windows and exquisitely patterned dome will be warmly welcomed – you can even join in the daily prayers held five times a day.
Asakusa’s Sensoji Temple and the 250m-long shopping street (Nakamise-dori) that leads up to it are no strangers to tourists.
As everyone knows, the statue of Tokyo’s most famous pup is the ultimate meeting spot in Shibuya. Hachiko’s owner, Hidesaburo Ueno, worked as a professor at the university and used to travel home to Shibuya Station every day where his loyal companion would wait for him every evening. Take a look at our Area Guide page and you'll find the best things to do in all the most popular areas from Shibuya to Koenji.
They may not make it into the major guide books out there, but that's what makes them so much more special.
Placed on platform 3 and 4, the statue has been entertaining commuters with his ever-changing outfits for nearly 30 years.
The Ueno Daibutsu statue dates back to 1631 and its large Buddha face sits serenely in the park. Gotokuji may seem ordinary at first glance – until you see the army of cat figurines sitting in the corner next to the temple. In real life, it is a rare remaining example of Metabolism – a post-war Japanese architectural movement that dreamed of cities filled with structures that would keep growing and evolving, like living organisms. Drawings of traditional festivals and ukiyo-e images line the street, which stays lit up until 11pm.
After Ueno’s death in 1925, legend has it that Hachiko continued to faithfully wait for him every day for another 10 years until his own death in 1935.
There used to be many of these slopes all over Tokyo but sadly city development has resulted in the views being blocked by highrise buildings.
A willingness to learn and to obey must characterize all of those who expect to be enlightened by the Holy Spirit. Many of them know that one of the Ten Commandments requires the keeping of the seventh day of the week. Most Sunday keepers have simply accepted the practice of the religious majority in the community where they were raised; assuming that it has to be right because so many are doing it. Every available source of information reveals that in religious matters, at least, the majority has always been wrong. That fact alone should not over impress anyone.Taken by itself, in the light of Christa€™s words, it should raise a flag of warning. There are only eight texts in the New Testament that refer to Sunday, and by carefully studying these verses we can be certain that all the evidence for consideration is before us.
Matthew writes, a€?In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchrea€? (Matthew 28:1). Since the Hebrew reckoning would establish the end of the Sabbath at sunset, they assume that the women came just before the first day was ushered in at sundown.
Marka€™s words make it impossible to hold the view that the women came Saturday night and found the tomb empty. The important thing to note is that nothing is said in any of these texts about the first day of the week being holy.
The vast Christian majority agrees that these events transpired on the day we now call Good Friday.
Then, as the Sabbath was ushered in at sunset, they a€?rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.a€? This identifies that holy day as the specific weekly Sabbath of the Ten Commandments and not the Passover or some other feast-sabbath that could have fallen on any day of the week. He describes the sequence of events over three successive daysa€”Friday, Saturday, and SunA­day. Today it is referred to as Easter Sunday, but the Bible designates it a€?the first day of the week.a€? In the light of these indisputable, historical facts to which all Christianity subscribes, no one can plead ignorance of the true Sabbath.
Marka€™s account reveals that they totally rejected the testimony of Mary and the other disciples who brought word of actually seeing the resurrected Lord. It was not an occasion of unrestrained joy over the resurrection, as some have portrayed it. In fact, every one of them reveals a consistent, total ignorance of any recognition of the first day of the week for worship, prayer, rest, or honoring the resurrection. If we find no evidence in these texts, we will have to abandon the search, for there is nowhere else to look. The Roman Christians owed a great debt of gratitude to the mother church in Jerusalem that had sent teachers to evangelize them. In these verses, Sunday is identified once again as a day for secular activities and gives no indication of religious observance. In Lukea€™s history of the early church, he describes the dramatic farewell meeting, which Paul had with the believers in Troas.
It is very significant that they would not go out to sea until the Sabbath was over on Saturday night. The chief focus of the story seems to be upon the raising of Eutychus from the dead after he fell out the window.
We have seen from Acts 2 that bread was broken daily, and nowhere is the Lorda€™s Supper linked to any particular day. Not one of them has offered the slightest evidence that Sunday was ever sanctified by God or celebrated by man.
There he saw a soldier with a gun on his shoulder marching up and down near a deserted corner of the courtyard wall.
After preaching in the synagogue, where the Gentiles were not permitted to enter, Paul was besieged by the Gentiles with an appeal to preach to them a€?the next Sabbath.a€? Many have charged that Paul only preached in the synagogues on the Sabbath because he had a ready-made crowd of Jews to work on. Modern critics of the Sabbath try to label Sabbathkeepers as legalists who are aliens to the grace of the gospel.
He was ministering in Greece, where there were only a few scattered Jews and no synagogue at all. Surely, no one can fail to discern Paula€™s deep commitment to the Sabbath as we follow him in this unusual outdoor mission. Just before his death, Paul made this emphatic statement to the Jewish leaders, a€?Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romansa€? (Acts 28:17). If Paul had ever deliberately broken the Sabbath, or kept another day than the seventh, he could not have declared truthfully that he had done nothing against Jewish custom.
We would have the support and example of most of the great religious institutions of the land, both Protestant and Catholic.
Until we find some indication in the Bible that God retracted that moral law which He introduced to the world with such a fanfare of power and grandeur, we will accept the Ten Commandments as still relevant and binding today. It is undoubtedly true that Satan has manipulated the economic world to the distinct disadvantage of the Sabbathkeeper, but Godhas never required the impossible. It is love that leads Goda€™s chilA­dren to choose death rather than disobedience to one of His commandments. But because we know you also want to experience the city like a local, you'll also find a wealth of lesser-known 'hoods on the list including Oimachi and Takadanobaba. Inspired by Helen Keller, it includes features designed for individuals with different physical abilities, so, for example, some of spaces work better for tots than adults. Designed by local volunteer group Ajisai, the clothes take inspiration from seasons and various themed events. These figurines are sold at the administration building and customarily returned to the shelf after wishes are granted. The point of Dialog in the Dark is to experience what it’s like to not be able to rely on sight. Completed in 1972, Nakagin Capsule Tower in Ginza has 140 apartments (although at 10m² each, you can hardly call them that), but only half of them are still used today, mostly as office or storage space. It makes a good exotic hiking and hot springs weekend trip as you can get there via an eight-hour overnight ferry or a two-hour high-speed jet ferry. Finally, the story has a happier ending as the new statue shows dog and master being reunited.
And the most presumptuous thing anybody can do is to pray for an understanding of Goda€™s will and then refuse to obey, for any reason whatsoever, when the answer comes. Every religious thought, every book we read, and every sermon we hear should be measured by the infallible rule of the inspired Scriptures. Jesus Himself said, a€?And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of mana€? (Luke 17:26). If there is any biblical authority for keeping the first day of the week, it will have to be found in one of these verses. Here we have some very interesting proof that the Sabbath could not possibly be the first day of the week. Notice that Mark equates the dawn with a€?the rising of the sun.a€? He wrote, a€?And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. He lists the very same women as coming at sunrise Sunday morning, but they were asking the question, a€?Who shall roll us away the stone?a€? Obviously, if they had been there the night before and discovered an empty tomb, they would have known that the stone was already removed from the door. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. Here it is called the a€?preparationa€? day, because it was a time for making special arrangements for the approaching Sabbath.
And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandmenta€? (Verses 55, 56). There can be no doubt that Jesus was raised sometime during the dark hours of that early morning. The text plainly states that they were gathered there a€?for fear of the Jews.a€? The frightened disciples had already learned that the tomb was empty, and they expected shortly to be charged with stealing away the body of Jesus.
In fact, there was not even any recognition on the part of the disciples that a miracle had taken place. The Gospels were written several years after the events transpired, giving many opportunities to the Holy Spirit to inspire the authors with the full facts. Paul and Luke are the final witnesses who mention the first day of the week, and both of them have been grossly misrepresented in what they said. Why did Paul suggest that this work be done on Sunday, and what was involved in getting it done? Keep in mind that there was an apparent food shortage in Jerusalem, and the need was not primarily for money. For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. Paul urges them to return carnal, or material, gifts in appreciation of the spiritual truths received from them. Those who grasp for any tiny excuse to justify their disobedience of Goda€™s commandments have grievously distorted this account in the book of Acts. In addition, upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. This definitely places the first moments of the Sabbath at sunset, when it is beginning to be dark. Toiling at the oars and sails would have been no more proper for a holy day than Paula€™s twenty-mile walk across the isthmus on Sunday morning.
The dauntless Paul, after ministering on Sabbath and all night Saturday night, walked twenty miles on Sunday morning to join his companions in Assos.
It is surely obvious to anyone that the Troas meeting was not a regular weekly worship service.


Goda€™s great infallible test-Book has revealed that the majority is following tradition instead of truth.
The first day of the week is just as devoid of holiness as the deserted courtyard of roses.
Not so the writers of the Bible, who constantly associate obedience with true salvation by faith. Just suppose this Macedonian experience had taken place on the first day of the week instead of the Sabbath. On the strength of this unqualified declaration by a man of unimpeachable integrity, we close the search for Sunday keeping authority in the Bible.
In all honesty, we must declare that the prevailing custom of keeping a different day from the one commanded in the great handwritten law of God is contrary to the Word which will finally judge us. In some cases, He allows His children to be tested by losing their jobs, and then opens up better ones in response to their faith.
Keeping the Sabbath, even the true seventh-day Sabbath, is an operation in futility if it does not proceed from a heart full of love and devotion to God. You’ll be guided by a visually impaired person, who will lead you into different rooms and give you tips on how to orientate yourself and move around in the pitch black.
Make it all the way to the dormant Mt Mihara volcano and you’ll get perfect sea views.
It does not matter what we were taught as children, or what the majority is following, or what our emotions lead us to think or believe.
Yet they tenaciously follow the tradition of observing a different day from the one God commanded. And those in the majority today, as in all past ages, are not really looking for truth as much as they are looking for a smooth, easy, comfortable religion that will allow them to live as they want to live.
I propose that we test the Sunday-keeping practice of this majority group and find out if it is correct.
And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. Thus, we can understand clearly that Matthewa€™s a€?dawna€? is referring to the early morning visit at sunrise on Sunday morning. In fact, the text states very simply a€?the sabbath drew on.a€? This means that it was coming up next.
In none of the Gospel recitals do we have any evidence that the women, or anyone else, attached any sacredness to the day on which the resurrection took place. Lukea€™s record is such a perfect chronological account of those three days that even the most simple and uneducated can locate the biblical seventh day on our modern calendar. Like all the other writers he gives no indication whatsoever that the first day of the week was ever counted holy or kept holy by anyone.
Jesus told His disciples that the work of that Spirit was to a€?guide you into all trutha€? (John 16:13). Paul was writing special appeals to the churches in Asia Minor, because many of the Christians in Jerusalem were suffering greatly for lack of food and daily necessities.
Such famine conditions were not unusual in areas of the Middle East, as Luke reminds us in Acts 11:28a€“30.
Because it is the only record in the New Testament of a religious meeting being held on the first day of the week, we should examine it with special care and interest.
Paul, who had stayed a full seven days so that he could be with the people over the Sabbath, decided not to leave with the ship on Saturday night. Neither Paul nor his fellow travelers would have indulged in those secular activities on Goda€™s holy Sabbath. They had stayed with the ship as it sailed around the peninsula on Saturday night, after the Sabbath was over. The importance of that all-night session appears in the miraculous raising of the young man Eutychus, and in the fact that Paul would never see them again before his death.
The man replied that he was only following orders and did not know why he was assigned to that particular spot. Jesus said, a€?Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted upa€? (Matthew 15:13). On one occasion, Paul was petitioned by the Gentiles to hold an exclusive service for them on the Sabbath.
In this instance, Paul made an appointment to minister to the Gentiles on the following Sabbath, and according to verse 43, many of those who heard him that day were a€?proselytesa€? to the faith.
Without question, it would be cited as absolute evidence for Sunday worship, and we would have to concur.
No amount of popular, majority opinion can annul the weighty testimony of a plain a€?Thus saith the Lord.a€? We must stand upon the Bible and the Bible alone for our doctrine on this subject.
Jesus is simply telling us that if there is ever a conflict between obeying Him and obeying our employer, we should put Him first.
Nevertheless, the a€?thingsa€? are always added when we trust Him and obey, regardless of the circumstances.
The apostle John defined love in these words, a€?For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandmentsa€? (1 John 5:3).
Without love, all law keeping becomes mechanical and miserable, but with love, every commandment becomes a joy and delight.
Normal tours are in Japanese but an English version is available once a month – check their website for the latest schedule. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulA­chre?a€? (Mark 16:1a€“3).
The next day was the Sabbath a€?according to the commandment.a€? Since the commandment plainly designates that a€?the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord,a€? that Sabbath had to be Saturday. So far, the significant common thread in all the Gospel stories has been a total absence of such evidence. After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. When Jesus appeared to them He spoke words of strong rebuke because of their lack of faith and because they had rejected the testimony of their own companions. If first-day observance had been any part of truth, then the Holy Spirit would have been divinely obligated to reveal it to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Paul asked the church at Corinth to gather food, clothing, etc., and store it up at home until he could send men to transport it to Jerusalem. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
It is very interesting that he describes it as sealing to them a€?this fruit.a€? The Greek word used here is a€?karpos,a€? which is the universal term used for literal fruit. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: a€¦ and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. Since the Pharisees taught that it was wrong to heal on the Sabbath, the people waited until the Sabbath was over before bringing their sick to Jesus. Instead, he fellowshipped all night long with the believers and then walked twenty miles across the peninsula on Sunday morning to join the boat at Assos. That long journey on foot by Paul the next day would have been very inappropriate on any kind of holy day.
The czar asked the captain of the guard what the soldier was doing, but he had no idea either. But what possible arguments can one present against this example of Paul in true Sabbathkeeping? Make this kind of personal love relationship the basis of your Sabbathkeeping, and it will be the happiest day of your week, for the rest of your life! If the Scriptures do not support it, then we should diligently search the Word until we find the day that our Lord has endorsed for us to keep. The expression a€?lay by him in storea€? in the original Greek gives the clear connotation of putting aside at home. When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spaina€? (Romans 15:25a€“28).
And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. Luke, the careful historian, does not even record any of the content of Paula€™s marathon sermon, although he faithfully documents the miracle of the resurrected youth. The general in charge of the palace security was consulted, but he could give no reason for the assignment.
Suddenly my car lights picked up a sign that read, a€?Belle Glade 14 miles.a€? Heartsick, I realized that I was traveling in the opposite direction from West Palm Beach.
Long ago, I decided to be a Christian and to follow the Word of God wherever it would lead, regardless of my feelings. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed notthem which had seen him after he was risena€? (Mark 16:10a€“14). When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. Apparently, it was the way Eutychus dropped out of church, and not the day on which it happened that Luke is seeking to establish. Finally, the king ordered a search of the dusty military records, and the mystery was unfolded. It makes no difference to me which day I keep holy, as long as it is the one commanded in the Bible!
Years and years before, the queen mother had planted some rose bushes in that corner ofthe courtyard, and a soldier had been sent to protect the tender plants from being trampled.
But I know enough about chemistry to know that a chemical by itself may be poisonous but not poisonous when in a compound with other chemicals. I hope you feel the same way as we begin our examination of every single reference in the New Testament that mentions the first day of the week.
Later, someone had forgotten to cancel the order, and the daily sentry ritual had continued through the yearsa€”soldiers with their guns, guarding nothing but an empty rose plot.
Intimate moments shared between a husband and wife occur in the bedroom.A Although the husband and wife love their children in nearly every other sphere of their lives, this isA one sphere that isna€™t available to anyone else.
Now, I could have continued down the road saying that somehow, somewhere up ahead I might find West Palm Beach. Instead, I turned the car around and went back to the place where I took the wrong turn and got on the right road leading to West Palm Beach.
This does not literally mean you must pray in the bedroom any more than it means you must pray in a closet. The concept of a bedroom is only used to convey the idea of an isolated and solitary place where you can be alone with the Lord.A When we enter into a time of prayer, it should be done at a place and time when we are not interrupted so the Holy Spirit can speak to our hearts and we can bare our hearts to Him. Each of us should make it a daily priority to have this special time of communion with the Father through the Holy Spirit. It doesna€™t matter where you and I spend this private time with God; it just matters that we actually do it.
He often prayed on a mountaintop or out in the wilderness, far fromA the hustle and bustle of the city. There is nothing in the Bible that says the early morning hours areA more holy than other hours of the day, and nowhere does the Bible teach that praying on a mountaintopA is somehow better than other places. Jesus chose those early morning hours because it was aA moment when He could find solitude and quietness with God. But you should be aware that the story of Chicken Little is notA  a "fable character." While he did say "The sky is falling" quite a bit, this was only because he had difficulty making contact the his agent provocateur whose actual physical appearance had changed over the years. So if you really want to be with the Lord, you will find time for that as well.A Think about it. The video faculty includes Eric Hulsizer, a former Channel 8 cameramanA who photographed "Channel 8 On Your Side," and Lisa Inserra of Cox Media (the company that owns Valpack) who is active in producing television commercials for her company's clients.az?i»? In my program, I've studied drawing, camera operation, scripting, digital imaging, programming basics, copyright law, video editing, website design, sound production and editing. One of myA professors says the program is the best of its kind in the Tampa Bay area and I think he's right.az?i»?i»? Please, please, put the word out to others so that this fine program will be better known.
But with all the distractions of modern life we often find ourselves living on spiritual snack food instead of a healthy diet of God's Word.


It doesn't matter what your heritage is or whether you are still in high school or old enough for Medicare. Here are seven suggestions that may help you have a better quiet time in a noisy world.A 1. Petersburg Collede digital arts program is filled with both talented professors and students.
In your story on stadium horns, you called them vuvuzwelas, what is that funny looking symbol after the photo credits. If you want to have a more meaningful quiet time, view Bible reading and prayer as a daily dialog with God, a daily meeting.A 3.
DON'T FEEL GUILTYHave you ever heard someone confess, "I'm having trouble keeping a regular quiet time.
The image can be used freely, subject to some restrictive terms in the license, including crediting the photographer. FIND A PLAN THAT FITS YOUMany people say, "I love to cook but I hate to decide what's for dinner." The same principle is true when it comes to a daily quiet time. There are manyA good Bible reading guides available from other publishers or your church denomination.
Then you won't have to spend your quiet time in "menu planning" and you can experience "the joy of cooking."A 5. It looks to me like he called on Curtis LeMay, Colonel Clearwater - and then realizing he had made a mistake - schluffed it into Colonel Kilgore.
Put into practice some of these ideas and soon you'll discover that those few quiet time minutes may become the most meaningful part of your day.A A So select a quiet place where you wona€™t be disturbed. Once you go to that place, shut the doorA to outside interference and to the voices that are constantly calling out for your attention. Focus onA only one thing: this very intimate and private time with the Father.A This is so important that you shouldna€™t delay in acting on it!
The truth is, IA havena€™t made my prayer time a priority in my life; therefore, I havena€™t been consistent inA prayer. So I am asking You to help me locate a time and place where I can be alone and uninterrupted with You. I am faithful to pray, to fellowshipA with the Father, to bare my heart before Him, and to listen to what His Spirit has toA say to me. What time of the day have you found to be best for you to really pray without being interrupted by other people or business?A 2.
When you do spend time in prayer, what is the average amount of time you stay in the Presence of God? Can you honestly say you linger in His Presence, or do you have a a€?rush-in, rush-outa€? experience with the Lord?A 3. If you examine your prayer time, what do you find that you pray about more than anything else?
Here's a photo of American school children using the original Bellamy salute:A I think the photo speaks for itself.
Colonel Clearwater Dear Colonel Clearwater: What do you think about the Egyptian revolution? Fundamentalists, in any religion, are usually a reaction to what the followers perceive as injustice. This doesn't mean Egyptian society and culture will necessarily change; it is still their culture and values. But in the long run any thing they make of it will be for their benefit (and not the benefit of the United States).
Not by rampeling down the side of the building like Tom Cruise, but by sliding in with a tourist visa when it was not open to tourists. But with all the distractions of modern life we often find ourselves living on spiritual snack food instead of a healthy diet of God's Word. Clearwater: Republicans are betting that your readers don't care - that after all you did to beat them in 2006 and 2008, you're going to sit this one out. So they're whipping up their base by blocking help to unemployed workers, blocking summer jobs for teens, apologizing to the big companies that gave us the spill in the Gulf, and doing anything else they can do to stop progress.
Yes, that Rand Paul, who says freedom means a private business can discriminate against African-Americans, and that President Obama holding polluters accountable for the mess in the Gulf is "un-American." And he's not alone. One candidate calls Social Security "horrible policy," while another has said that Americans will turn to "Second Amendment remedies" against Democrats. IT'S A MEETING, NOT A HABITPeople refer to the habit of daily Bible reading and prayer.
Don't focus so much on the mechanics of the process that you miss the Person behind it. In New Hampshire, Paul Hodes is running neck-and-neck with his Republican opponent to take this seat for the Democrats. We've just started to turn our country around, passing healthcare reform, working to hold the big banks accountable for the Wall Street meltdown, pushing legislation to address climate change and end our addiction to oil. The GOP is betting big that saying "no" and blocking progress is a path to success in November.What bet will you make? I think the Republicans should adopt as their emblem the condom because it more clearly reflects the party's political stance. A condom stands for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives one a sense of security while screwing others. Colonel ClearwaterDear Colonel Clearwater, Last week, my friend and colleague, Congressman Anthony Weiner, did something very good, and very gutsy. Weiner's report showed that this firm, which sells gold coins, rips off its customers while benefiting directly from Beck's Chicken Little lunacy about the economy. Every time Beck screams that there is an impending Obama-led government takeover of the economy and your savings aren't safe, he's making a sales pitch for this sleazy advertiser. You see, Beck's ratings have recently crashed, and most of his reputable advertisers have deserted him. Now that he's been exposed, Beck has spent the last week using his big media platform to attack and undermine Weiner - he even set up an attack website designed to damage Weiner's political standing.
This collusion between big media, conservative commentators, and quack economics is a scam, but it is powerful if it remains unopposed. And we need to support people like Weiner, who have the guts to go after right-wing lunacy at the source.
Consider his statement: "I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site. That oil disaster must be stopped, and a way must be found."I am not the original author of that sensible thought, but it has been my favorite definition of faith for a while.
While we have no way of certainty for moving past them, working to find a pathway that takes us beyond our doubts is the best option in my view. Then how come Congress starts each session with a prayer and the president is sworn in on a Bible? Wants to KnowDear Wants to Know, As I said in an earlier reply, our countrys laws and structure are not based on the God of the Bible and the Ten Commandments, as Sarah Palin and others claim.
So most of us do not work on Sunday and some businesses are not open for business on Sunday.
So we have a religious custom of not working on Sunday and a secular custom of watching football on Sunday. The Constitution states that the president must take an oath, but it does not mention anything about a Bible. Colonel ClearwaterDear Colonel Clearwater, I understand you answer, but you say customs and traditions. Wants to Know MoreDear Wants to Know More, It is important to realize the difference between a custom and a tradition.
It is a custom at my house that every year we watch football on Thanksgiving Day after we eat. A tradition is a ceremony invented for the purpose of commemorating some historical event or to develop a sense of binding in a community or religious group. Thanksgiving Day is a tradition in America that serves the purpose of reminding us of what we have from God for which to be thankful and is loosely based on the first harvest feast of the Pilgrims to celebrate their first year of survival in the New World. It is a tradition; a ceremony we use to create a common bond among Americans by commemorating our heritage.
When Congress meets, the first thing that happens is that the designated speaker calls the group together. Colonel ClearwaterDear Colonel Clearwater, I have just seen a video about an organization called the Council on Foreign Relations.
This organization has members who were past Presidents and past Secretary of States of the United States, plus leaders in the fields of finance, industry, and other important positions in society. The spokesman on the video has concluded that this organization must be a part of world conspiracy to take over the world and put the entire world under a one-world socialist government and I agree with him.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an organization of foreign policy experts, people concerned with international trade, prominent historians and writers, as well as others who are involved with foreign policy and international affairs. The CFR hold speaking events with question-and-answer periods which are usually televised on CSpan or other cable stations. The speakers are usually world leaders, historians, writers, or others involved in international affairs. Some of the speakers have included such figures as Nelson Mandela, George Soros, Thomas Friedman, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Ronald Reagan.
The journal, which I have subscribed to and read for over 25 years (plus you can buy it at the newsstands in Borders or Barnes and Noble) provides a forum for contrasting views and opinions regarding issues affecting foreign policy.
Some people have made a nice living scarring others with conspiracy theories about the CFR.
My advice to you is to go to the store, buy and read their journal, watch their events on CSpan, and be wary of people who wish to sell you on the idea that other people are out to get you. Colonel Clearwater________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Dear Colonel Clearwater: Cancel my subscription to your liberal rage. And no matter how great the obstacles may seem, we must never stop our efforts to reduce the weapons of war. We must never stop at all until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of this earth." Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1984 Colonel ClearwaterDear Colonel Clearwater: Liberals? I realize that there is collateral damage in war, but this is no less than cold-blooded genocide. They were shooting at insurgents who, upon later investigation, turned out to be civilians. By saying the soldiers were shooting civilans implies that they knew they were shooting civiliansj. The real guilty party are those who convinced the American public that this war was necessary and just.
Can you tell me how the "Smallest of the World's Leading Newspapers" managed to scoop "Florida's Best Newspaper?" Pedro TechadorDear Pedro, Always nice to hear from one of the Techadors.This was a WikiLeak scoop.
Palin:Your statement reminds me of what Republican Congressman, Devin Nunes said during the health care vote. And now you are bringing the ghosts back into this chamber." There is no polite way to get around this. Tea Party Patriots are morons when it comes to history, economics, and how to run a society. Much like the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan after World War I, the Tea Party Patriots are people who believe they have lost their privileged status in American society and wish to thwart others hopes for the American dream. Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on which editor yells loudest) President Obama considers Wall Street, the banks, the Republicans in congress, and those with tea party policies as necessary players in the solution when they are, in fact, part of the problem.
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