I think perhaps some folks are conspiring with me here to make my point directly.. which is a lot of folks seem unable or incapable to look into any set of data and come to any level analysis of what the data actually means (or doesn't mean... but that is another conversation). the basic question here being the mote... that is when is the blemish in someone else's eye and when does it reside in your own eyes???
a small snip...
But I'm confident he's no Christian.
so what authority get to affirm that Mr Obama is a christian? sounds more than a bit high handed to me unless you can point to some evidence that Mr Obama doesn't speak or act in some unchristian manner and in some regular fashion. this act of 'JUDGING' would seem to me to qualify the person for unchristian status?
I seem to recall the CHRIST said something about that directly???
or most definitely this little jewel..
surely you are not rehashing the lies about GW's guard duty?
well I wasn't really planning on going there, but since you brought up the little topic let's see what you KNOW???
so what kind of evidence do you have that would make you BELIEVE* that mr bush completed or didn't complete his military contract without reservations??? show us what you got... show us your evidence.
and then a question:
If you did personally see his military attendance record directly, could you say yes he did or no he did not fully performed his military contract? I would guess?
most folks could not.
seem to me??? (old grey matter being always subject to error and the great heat making cpu failure always a likely hood) that what I can recall of the incident is the little lady stated quite plainly that the memo did represent the feeling of the officer who supposedly wrote the report in regards to mr bush's non performance. she (the secretary/typist) then stated quite plainly that she had not personally typed the memo. this 'yes it was how the officer felt in regards to mr bush's performance is now twisted to the lie status. a curious twist yes?
I should also say that at one time I did a portion of my own military DUTY at a reserver training base where Mr Bush was assigned. In this 'real life' example Mr Bush was not at his duty station. This evidence is neither secondhand nor hearsay.
*there is (or at least should be) a recognizable difference between what one knows and what one believes. I would guess there is often times little discrimination in the use of these two terms.
ps.... if you desired to have a bit larger understanding of the islamic foe we are confronted with and don't wish to manufacture blow up monsters where monster don't exist then I might recommend you read 'the forbidden truth and the failed search for ben laden' (sp?
always a problem for me but if you are interested in understanding I suspect you will have no problem locating the little book in any new or used book store). the book has a number of insights not only in regards to islamic culture but also our own hand in this little drama.