Saturday, September 06, 2014

"he anointed the eyes of the blind man" - Newton read God in the Bible

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Newton read God in the Bible

If England remained Catholic, Issac Newton might not have emerged as one of the greatest scientists in the world.

But, Newton does not seem to have been a faithful follower of the Church of England.
His mother’s brother, a clergyman who had been an undergraduate at Cambridge, persuaded his mother that it would be better for Isaac to go to university, so in 1661 he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge.  Isaac paid his way through college for the first three years by waiting tables and cleaning rooms for the fellows (faculty) and the wealthier students.  In 1664, he was elected a scholar, guaranteeing four years of financial support.  Unfortunately, at that time the plague was spreading across Europe, and reached Cambridge in the summer of 1665.  The university closed, and Newton returned home, where he spent two years concentrating on problems in mathematics and physics.  He wrote later that during this time he first understood the theory of gravitation, which we shall discuss below, and the theory of optics (he was the first to realize that white light is made up of the colors of the rainbow), and much mathematics, both integral and differential calculus and infinite series.  However, he was always reluctant to publish anything, at least until it appeared someone else might get credit for what he had found earlier.

On returning to Cambridge in 1667, he began to work on alchemy, but then in 1668 Nicolas Mercator published a book containing some methods for dealing with infinite series.  Newton immediately wrote a treatise, De Analysi, expounding his own wider ranging results.  His friend and mentor Isaac Barrow communicated these discoveries to a London mathematician, but only after some weeks would Newton allow his name to be given.  This brought his work to the attention of the mathematics community for the first time.  Shortly afterwards, Barrow resigned his Lucasian Professorship (which had been established only in 1663, with Barrow the first incumbent) at Cambridge so that Newton could have the Chair.

Newton's first major public scientific achievement was the invention, design and construction of a reflecting telescope.  He ground the mirror, built the tube, and even made his own tools for the job.  This was a real advance in telescope technology, and ensured his election to membership in the Royal Society.  The mirror gave a sharper image than was possible with a large lens because a lens focusses different colors at slightly different distances, an effect called chromatic aberration.  This problem is minimized nowadays by using compound lenses, two lenses of different kinds of glass stuck together, that err in opposite directions, and thus tend to cancel each other’s shortcomings, but mirrors are still used in large telescopes.

Later in the 1670's, Newton became very interested in theology.  He studied Hebrew scholarship and ancient and modern theologians at great length, and became convinced that Christianity had departed from the original teachings of Christ.  He felt unable to accept the current beliefs of the Church of England, which was unfortunate because he was required as a Fellow of Trinity College to take holy orders.  Happily, the Church of England was more flexible than Galileo had found the Catholic Church in these matters, and King Charles II issued a royal decree excusing Newton from the necessity of taking holy orders! Actually, to prevent this being a wide precedent, the decree specified that, in perpetuity, the Lucasian professor need not take holy orders.  (The current Lucasian professor is Stephen Hawking.)  

So, his talent and great achievements allowed him to be free from social sanctions concerning religion.  Hence, Newton expressed his idea on God in his works sometimes.
Isaac Newton On God
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), founder of Classical Physics and Infinitesimal Calculus
1.  At the end of his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (London, 1687) Newton wrote:

“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of His dominion He is wont to be called Lord God.” (Newton 1687, Principia).

2.  “From His true dominion it follows that the true God is a living, intelligent and powerful Being; and from His other perfections, that He is supreme, or most perfect. He is eternal and infinite, omnipotent and omniscient; that is, His duration reaches from eternity to eternity; His presence from infinity to infinity; He governs all things, and knows all things that are or can be done.” (Newton 1687, Principia; see also Caputo 2000, 88).

3.  “God made and governs the world invisibly, and has commanded us to love and worship him, and no other God; to honor our parents and masters, and love our neighbours as ourselves; and to be temperate, just, and peaceable, and to be merciful even to brute beasts. And by the same power by which he gave life at first to every species of animals, he is able to revive the dead, and has revived Jesus Christ our Redeemer, who has gone into the heavens to receive a kingdom, and prepare a place for us, and is next in dignity to God, and may be worshipped as the Lamb of God, and has sent the Holy Ghost to comfort us in his absence, and will at length return and reign over us.” (Newton, as cited in Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton by Sir David Brewster, Edinburgh, Thomas Constable and Co., 1855, Vol. II, 354).
6.  “The supreme God exists necessarily, and by the same necessity He exists always and everywhere.” (Newton 1687, Principia; see also Caputo 2000, 88).

7.  “Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.” (Newton, as cited in Tiner 1975).

8.  “I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired. I study the Bible daily.” (Newton, as cited in Tiner 1975).

9.  “I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever.” (Newton, as cited in Morris 1982, 26). 
Probably genius Newton could read something ordinary readers could not sense in the Bible.  The nature was a source of inexhaustible scientific mysteries, but the Bible seems to have been also a source of inexhaustible spiritual mysteries.

Indeed, for example, physical constants do not have to be inherently constant always across the great universe with full of stars and through all ages and time.  If the gravitational constant was not constant and stable, apples must have fallen on the ground in every different manner.  Even the earth should not be able to maintain a fixed orbit around the sun.  In such a case, no human species emerged on the earth.

In other words, Issac Newton must have come to be convinced that this whole universe and the nature were created by God for human beings.   Compared with modern scientists of today, scientific knowledge of Newton was so limited, but he could see the essence and the core of the physical world that surrounds us more accurately and innately than modern scientists.

Indeed, I think it is a divine work that the sun looks in the same size in the sky as the moon, since the human species came to exist.   Even this one phenomenon had a great influence on human beings in terms of development of culture and religion.

We are still on the shore of a great ocean God created.

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Joh 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Joh 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Joh 9:6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
Joh 9:7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

Friday, September 05, 2014

"to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here" - King, Another Target in Dallas in 1963

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King, Another Target in Dallas in 1963

John F. Kennedy helped M. L. King, Jr. even JFK was elected as President.
Rare recording of Martin Luther King Jr. talking about John F. Kennedy released
By Alan Duke, CNN
January 20, 2014 -- Updated 1646 GMT (0046 HKT)

The civil rights leader is heard discussing Kennedy's role in securing his release from a Georgia prison after he was sentenced to four months of hard labor for a traffic violation two weeks before the election that sent Kennedy to the White House.

Then-Sen. Kennedy placed a call to Coretta Scott King against the advice of close advisers, expressing his concern to King's wife. His brother, Robert Kennedy also called the Georgia judge who had sentenced King to the chain gang and denied him bond. King was freed the next day.

The Kennedys' intervention is credited with shifting support of Black voters in crucial northern states to the Kennedy side and away from Richard Nixon, whose campaign only offered a "no comment" when asked about the civil rights leader's imprisonment.
Then in the summer of 1963, M.L. King led the great demonstration in Washington DC, mobilizing hundreds of thousands of African Americans, with support from President Kennedy.

So, some racists got determined to assassinate JFK.  In November of 1963, President JFK was shot to death in Dallas.  But, the world responded to the cruel tragedy from a humanitarian standpoint by awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to M. L. King as if the world conscience tried to protect M.L. King from a further attempt to suppress civil-rights movement in America.

Nonetheless, some racists got determined to kill M.L. King, Jr., waiting for a chance.  Hence, in 1968 M.L. King was shot to death as with Robert Kennedy.

Therefore, those who planned and executed the killing of JFK in 1963 were apparently racists.  Notable racists in the US were politicians in the South, the Mafia, CIA, FBI leaders, oil business leaders, and so on.

In fact, Oswald is suspected to have worked for CIA and FBI; Ruby was a gangster from Chicago; the largest beneficiary of the JFK Assassination was Vice President Johnson; Director of FBI Hoover hated M.L. King; some Mafia bosses were at strife with the Kennedy brothers; and some white people in Dallas would not be unhappy if JFK was assassinated.

Racism was behind the JFK Assassination in addition to the M.L. King Assassination.  So, some Americans must have thought that President Kennedy was assassinated because he helped M.L. King and other African Americans.  But, they did not like to show the truth to the world.  The truth that racists in America assassinated JFK because of his support for M.L. King must be hidden and concealed forever, they surely thought.  Hence, it is still a mystery.

The factor that strongly bound those involved in the JFK Assassination is racial hate against African Americans.

Put extremely, a large group of anti-civil-rights movement white Americans was behind the tragedy in Dallas of 1963.

Conversely, another target behind the scene of the JFK Assassination was M.L. King, Jr.
Racism must be the main motive for the JFK Assassination.  History books must be rewritten.

Jackie Kennedy Consoles Coretta Scott King

Today rich white Americans have become more richer than in 1960s.  And poor white Americans need black Americans in their struggle to secure their benefits as a kind of allies.  On the other hand, the American economic success tied up with Japan and other Asian countries and the expansion of freedom in the American society have come to allow for abolition of such cruel racism.

So, it is no wonder if the US should have an African American President in the 21st century as it has actually today.

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Mar 9:5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

"the blood thereof, shall ye not eat" - Julian's Proof

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Julian's Proof

In the fourth century, Judaists had a chance to return to Palestine and rebuild the Temple, though mysteriously it did not come true.
Julian (331/332 – 363), also known as Julian the Apostate, as well as Julian the Philosopher, was Roman Emperor from 361 to 363 and a noted philosopher and Greek writer.

Attempt to rebuild the Jewish Temple
In 363, not long before Julian left Antioch to launch his campaign against Persia, in keeping with his effort to foster religions other than Christianity, he ordered the Temple rebuilt.[103] A personal friend of his, Ammianus Marcellinus, wrote this about the effort:

Julian thought to rebuild at an extravagant expense the proud Temple once at Jerusalem, and committed this task to Alypius of Antioch. Alypius set vigorously to work, and was seconded by the governor of the province; when fearful balls of fire, breaking out near the foundations, continued their attacks, till the workmen, after repeated scorchings, could approach no more: and he gave up the attempt.

The failure to rebuild the Temple has been ascribed to the Galilee earthquake of 363, and to the Jews' ambivalence about the project. Sabotage is a possibility, as is an accidental fire. Divine intervention was the common view among Christian historians of the time.[104] Julian's support of Jews caused Jews to call him "Julian the Hellene". 
If the God had wanted Judaists to have the new Temple and return to Jerusalem, it should have come true.

In other words, it meant that the God wants Judaists to leave Jerusalem forever.  Then the nation Israel of today should be abandoned.  Israelis must leave Palestine, probably, heading for North America.

For another point of view on this issue, that is, Julian tried to build the Temple from an evil motivation of proving the Bible wrong:
Why did Emperor Julian (Roman Empire) fail to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem?
Emperor Julian of the Roman Empire tried to reestablish the pagan system of worship in Rome (after Christianity had become the official religion), including rebuilding the Temple. It says he did this to prove the Bible wrong. How do you feel about this, and is there an official reason why he tried twice to build it and fail both times?

JaMan answered 4 years ago
God will decide when the "end of times" are to come. Rebuilding the temple is one of the requirements for this to happen. It just wasn't the right time.
as far as proving the bible wrong, I have never heard of that and I don't see how rebuilding the temple would prove the bible wrong. Rather it would prove the prophesy to be true. I guess him 'not' being able to do so could prove it wrong but we still got some time.;_ylt=A0SO8x2oeghUG9oAdY9XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzdWoxaGduBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNARjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDQ3NV8x?qid=20110205170903AAwlSyS

Indeed, the Bible became the Temple for Christians.  As with it, Judaists were requested by the God to regard their own holy book as their Temple.

This incident indicates that geographical conditions about Christianity and Judaism have no more critical meaning and value.  Accordingly, Judaists of today have no religious rights in Jerusalem and Palestine.  They must go out of it.

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Gen 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Gen 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Gen 9:5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
Gen 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
Gen 9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

"This man blasphemeth" - Turn to Him the Other Cheek

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Turn to Him the Other Cheek

The relationship between Christ Jesus and Judaists is still a big issue as only Israel, among all the nations on the earth, does not mind killing hundreds of children in a war its government launches at its discretion against Muslims in Gaza.
Is Jesus in Christianity different to Jesus in Judaism?

Extremely different. It is one of the big differences between the two religions. In Christianity, Jesus is the Messiah, the savior. From the Jewish perspective, Jesus may or may not have lived but at most, he would have been a false prophet. Jesus plays absolutely no role in Judaism.

Does Judaism believe in Jesus? 
The Jews do not believe in Jesus No Judaism does not believe in Jesus. Judaism believes in a monotheistic belief in God or that there is only one God. Christians are also monotheist, but believe that God has made himself known in three persons or that there are three persons in the God-head. To the Jews this is blasphemy. Your question is incomplete. The above answer, answers the question "Does judaism believe in Jesus as God? But, if you're asking "Does Judaism believe in Jesus as the Messiah?", the answer is also a No.
No, Jesus plays no role in Judaism whatsoever.

Why is Jesus important to Judaism and Islam? 
Islam believes Jesus is a messiah and prophet but not divine.
Jesus and his message in John said a comforter will come in john 14-16. In Islam they believe the comforter is Prophet Muhammad ( a messenger after Jesus).
In old text of Bible in Hebrew mentions a name sound like Muhammad (mahammadim).
In Judaism, Jesus has no importance and no role.
So, Judaists and Israelis do not respect the teaching of Christ Jesus:

Mat 5:39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also

Conversely, only when Judaists and Israelis come to believe these words of Christ Jesus, peace will prevail around Israel and Gaza.  Otherwise, Israelis will lose their nation sooner or later.

Maybe as there are such people as Judaists and Israelis of today, Christ Jesus told his Disciples to buy swords eventually.

Luk 22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
Luk 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Luk 22:37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
Luk 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

Though there are no such descriptions in the Gospels, probably there were some Disciples and followers of Christ Jesus who could save their lives through some fights against Roman soldiers, using the swards.  If they had not possessed swords, they might have been taken on in the shadow of the arrest of Christ Jesus by Roman soldiers.  In the case, the diffusion of Christianity should have been delayed or prevented after the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus.

However, the Israeli Government does not seem to be using its weapons to protect and diffuse its religion.

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Mat 9:3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
Mat 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
Mat 9:5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
Mat 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
Mat 9:7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

" desired of him letters to Damascus" - Truth of Jewish History: 16th to 21st Century

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Truth of Jewish History: 16th to 21st Century

As I explained before, the world changed most significantly around 1500 as the last time.

It started with Columbus sailing over the Atlantic Ocean.  As the New World came to be included in the mainstream of the human history since then, the new type of Christianity took its place in the human religious sphere.  It apparently reflected the limit of religious and spiritual work and activities by the Vatican and the limit of development of Islam in the past 900 years since the birth of this religion based on Koran around 600.

For human beings to pursue further religious evolution, they needed the New World.  And in fact, today we see very different types of Christianity in the US that has society where Judaists, Catholics, and even Muslims can practice their religions without being put under threat.

The US might be more for Protestants and Puritans.  But, it looks like being also for Judaists. Then how Judaists lived, thought, and felt around 1500 when this Great Historical Change was set off around 1500?  

Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century
Professor David B. Ruderman Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
About This Course
24 lectures  |  30 minutes per lecture

God. Torah. Israel. These three concepts—incorporated in personal belief, the meaning of Jewish ritual acts, and the purpose of continued Jewish existence—have been the focus of Jewish thought throughout history.
But the last four centuries have presented Jewish thinkers with difficult challenges:
- In a world having a history of untold suffering—especially, it seemed, for Jews—was the existence of an all-powerful and comforting God still tenable? 
- What were the purpose and meaning of Jewish practices and customs, given the increasing number of Jews who placed greater value on their own autonomy? 
- Could Jews still justify the notion of a "chosen people" in a society where Jewish integration and full participation with the rest of humanity had become the norm?
Though it is difficult to present proof, Judaists must have started to change around 1500 along with Christopher Columbus' discovery of America and the Spanish royal court's decision to expel Judaists.  However, changes in the Christian world seem to have been faster and bigger than those in the Judaist world.  Judaists could not run faster than Christian persecutors when a tragedy fell upon them.

One thing to be noted is that till the 16th century or all through the Middle Ages, Judaiats were not interested in writing their own history.  They did not work out and compile history books of Judaiats after the fall of Jerusalem through wars with Romans in the first century or around AD 100.  Time had stopped for them for 1500 years.  But with invention of printing technique in Europe, they came to write various types of books for themselves, including some history books of themselves, namely a religious tribe.

Probably, their consciousness of being chosen people must have become a big issue.  For 1500 years, they had been living with a notion, if in an unconsciousness manner,  that something was wrong in Europe, where they mostly belonged, in terms of the covenant with the God on their being chosen people.  But after 1500, they were gradually forced to realize that some Christians could claim that they were also chosen people.  It was a grave discovery for them, and they could not cope with the new situation well.

Today, in the US Judaists are requested to recognize that every American is a member of chosen people.  JFK was chosen, M.L. King, Jr. was chosen, Obama was chosen, and so on.

The last 500 years is for the process of the change in Judaiats in this context.

So, is the nation Israel chosen especially by the God?   Is it for the benefit of all the Americans?

The modern history covering Nazi Germany and today's Israel must be reviewed through historical analysis of the era after around 1500.

Anyway, Gaza is a place chosen by the God.

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Act 9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
Act 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
Act 9:3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
Act 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

"came into his own city" - JFK Died for African Americans


JFK Died for African Americans

How many Africans were ever forcibly brought to the US before the Civil War?
The actual number of men, women and children who were snatched from their homes in Africa and transported in slave ships across the Atlantic, either to the Caribbean islands or to North and South America, will never be known. Writers vary in their estimates, but there is no doubt that their number runs into millions. The following figures are taken from Morel's calculations as reproduced by Professor Melville J. Herskovits and cover the period 1666-1800:

1666-1776: Slaves imported only by the English for the English, French and Spanish colonies:
3 million (250,000 died on the voyage). 
1680-1786: Slaves imported for the English colonies in America:
2,130,000 (Jamaica alone absorbed 610,000). 
1716-1756: Average annual number of slaves imported for the American colonies: 70,000, with a total of 3.5 million. 
1752-1762: Jamaica alone imported 71,115 slaves. 
1759-1762: Guadeloupe alone imported 40,000 slaves. 
1776-1800: A yearly average of 74,000 slaves were imported for the American colonies, or a total of 1,850,000; this yearly average was divided up as follows: by the English, 38,000; French, 20,000; Portuguese, 10,000; Dutch, 4,000; Danes, 2,000.
It could be visualized how those Africans were distributed in the Southern States.

Commercial lithographer Henry S. Graham printed this choropleth map showing the distribution of the slave population in September 1861. The map shows in graphic terms the density of the slave population in the Southern states, based on figures from the 1860 census. Although the development of this map was a collaborative government effort, cartographers working for Edwin Hergesheimer, U.S. Coast Survey Drafting Division, created it. 
The development of this map was revolutionary for its time for several reasons. First, it was among the first of its kind, initiating a trend of statistical cartography in the United States that allowed the thematic mapping of larger social, political, and cultural trends. Second, this map represented an early use of statistical information from the census. Third, new techniques in shading developed by Hergesheimer were a path-breaking application of these new techniques to human geography. Finally, its makers went as far to use “moral statistics” in order to affect political change.
In the above map, the darker regions have more slave populations.

Now, what we should focus on is 1963.  In the summer of 1963, a big demonstration was held in Washington DC by African Americans.  And in November of 1963, President Kennedy who supported M.L. King and other black leaders was assassinated.  I think that these two incidents were fatally connected with each other.

Some white segregationists must have killed JFK as a warning to M.L. King and others involved in the black movement.
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom or "The Great March on Washington", as styled in a sound recording released after the event,[1][2] was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history[3] and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C..Thousands of Americans headed to Washington on Tuesday August 27, 1963. On Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech in which he called for an end to racism.[4]

The march was organized by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations,[5] under the theme "jobs, and freedom".[3] Estimates of the number of participants varied from 200,000 to 300,000;[6] it is widely accepted that approximately 250,000 people participated in the march.[7] Observers estimated that 75–80% of the marchers were black.

It is said that 15% of African Americans voted in the 1960 Presidential Election and most of them supported JFK.  JFK narrowly defeated Nixon in this Election.
Across the nation, more than 70 percent of African Americans voted for Kennedy, and these votes provided the winning edge in several key states. When President Kennedy took office in January 1961, African Americans had high expectations for the new administration.

But Kennedy's narrow election victory and small working margin in Congress left him cautious. He was reluctant to lose southern support for legislation on many fronts by pushing too hard on civil rights legislation. Instead, he appointed unprecedented numbers of African Americans to high-level positions in the administration and strengthened the Civil Rights Commission. He spoke out in favor of school desegregation, praised a number of cities for integrating their schools, and put Vice President Lyndon Johnson in charge of the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity. Attorney General Robert Kennedy turned his attention to voting rights, initiating five times the number of suits brought during the previous administration.

So, some white Americans who wanted to stop expansion of right of African Americans must have thought that they had to take on JFK in order to fulfill their objective.

JFK was most likely assassinated for his linkage with M.L. King and other African American leaders, though some of CIA and the Mafia might have had their own reasons to assassinate President Kennedy.

In fact M.L. King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the year Robert Kennedy was also gunned down.

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Mat 9:1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
Mat 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

"the Son of man must suffer many things" - Save Africa from Poverty

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Save Africa from Poverty

If no Europeans existed in this world, then the world should be more peaceful, though we might be a little poorer in terms of material riches.

Why is it that Africans are very poor why Europeans and Americans very rich?

dubyazilla answered 7 years ago
Partly because Europeans colonized much of Africa and took many of the natural resources back to the continent with them. Partly because nearly all of your elected leaders are corrupt and steal the countries blind. Partly because of the various armies, militias, gangs, and other armed groups that are more interested in killing one another than improving the welfare of everyone in the country. 
Africa is filled with countries that will be poor for a long time. They'll need help from the outside, and not the help that the IMF and World Bank want to give, that keep them forever indentured to the developed nations, but real help to become self-sufficient and successful. First of all, however, the people need to demand more of their leaders. Whether they're elected or siezed power in a military coup, they need to serve the people and not merely rob the country blind for themselves and their friends.

wxstar1986 answered 7 years ago
because the industry revolution was first developed at Euro ,
and later Europeans and Americans who mastered the most advanced technique improved their economy .that's why they are very;_ylt=A0SO8zF.JwNU.HgAYJpXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzNmFpYzViBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMgRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDQ3NV8x?qid=20070512084733AAbAlj6

Why is europe so rich and africa so poor?

Kyle answered 4 years ago
sadcat's answer is right; I would just like to elaborate and give some detail. In 1885, Otto Von Bismarck of Germany called the western world powers to the Berlin Conference to end European disputes over land in Africa. These empires took a most of Africa from local control and arbitrarily divided it without considering the consequences of merging tribes that didn't get along. This is why there is a lot of civil unrest in Africa today. A lot of African culture was stolen, trashed and displaced.
You are probably wondering how Europe gained this much power and influence over Africa. Before Rome gained control of all of Europe, they fought against the North African empire of Carthage in a series of wars called the Punic Wars (264-241, 218-201, and 149-146 B.C.) Carthage was led by a very intelligent general named Hannibal, who almost defeated the Romans. However, at the end of the second Punic War, the Roman general Scipio won the war by defeating Hannibal and the his army at Zama. Carthage signed a very one-sided peace treaty with Rome, which diminished their influence greatly.  
Later, the Roman senator Cato convinced the Senate to violate the peace treaty and attack Carthage again. At the end of the third Punic War, Carthage was totally destroyed and Rome kept a huge influence over North Africa. This European pressure on Africa has continued until today. Central and Southern Africa had always been separated geographically from the rest of the world in ancient times because of the Saharan desert and the continent's surrounding oceans. Because of this tribes here never were able to make a lot of trade with other cultures and their economy didn't grow at the same pace, which is why they never had any empires comparable to those in Europe.;_ylt=A0SO8zF.JwNU.HgAYppXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzODRrN2ZxBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDQ3NV8x?qid=20101226051243AAEHyhB

Europe wouldn't be rich unless Africa was poor...

#2 Jun 12, 2010
True that. Europe has no natural resources so they had to come to our continent that was rich in it, and take it from us. They're economy is dependent on our resources and once Africans have their infrastructure setup, they'll be in control of their economies and have the power to bankrupt the European nation by cutting off trade with them. No wonder why the white boy has conspired to make Africa forever dependent on foreign aid at the expense of their resources.

#6 Jun 12, 2010
All you need to do is look at a country like Belgium. They ran Congo like a business during the late 19th century. Not to mention killing more then 10 million Congolese in a short period of time. The entire nation was built on the blood and wealth of Congo.

Africa: A rich continent of poor people. Why does this paradox exist? Is there any hope that Africa will become as 'developed' as the USA or European countries? If yes, what should be done, by who?
Farai M.
Managing Consultant at Keeptrack Consultants

Azeh M.
Healthcare leader and Consultant, rural development consultant.
Yes Africa may develop and even surpasses the USA or Europe! If we Africans think, act, and love Africa. We are intelligent but confuse, disorganized, super self-centered and wicked. Change these and we move ahead. Look at our leaders they are behaving as if they are colonial masters with a tail! Look at how elections are conducted in our continent, how can someone stay in power for 30 plus years!! Some of us intellectual stand in public and say they are good, NO, let us do one thing and see how Africa can change, bring leadership term limit and encourage the youths.

International Trade development professional
Africa has the potential to develop. What is constantly ignored in development literature on Africa is that it is a consumer market of over 1.1 billion with a combined GDP of over $1.1 trillion. Having worked with international aid agencies across Africa for over 15 years, I can testify to its potential as a major economic powerhouse. Economic development does not happen overnight, it requires time and concerted effort. It has great leaders who have the desire to lead their countries out of poverty and are focused on this goal. Developed countries should stop meddling in African affairs and dictating their "desired agendas" and a new Africa will emerge.

Christ Jesus, the Son of God, appeared at the connection point of Africa, Asia, and Europe.  It cannot be justified that the situation continues where we observe significant biased state among the three major regions in the world in terms of wealth and welfare.  Till all the Africans are saved from poverty, no serious problems in advanced countries can be solved.

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Mar 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
Mar 8:32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
Mar 8:33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.