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Why is Glenn Beck going to Israel?
Jewish World Review ^ | 8/22/2011 | Zev Chafets

Posted on 08/22/2011 6:48:50 AM PDT by Former Fetus

In its long slog through history, the Jewish caravan has acquired a lot of improbable and colorful camp followers, from Bulan, king of the Khazars, to Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Lately, conservative commentator and former Fox News TV personality Glenn Beck has joined their ranks. This week, he's setting up his tent in the Holy Land for three televised Zionist rallies, dubbed “Restoring Courage,” in Jerusalem and the ancient Mediterranean port city of Caesarea. They are a sequel to the mass Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial a year ago.

Beck is traveling with letters of commendation from Jewish leaders such as Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman; conservative Christians such as the Rev. John Hagee, the head of Christians United for Israel; and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a newly declared GOP presidential contender.

“These won’t be massive gatherings like the one in Washington last year,” Beck told me in a telephone interview. (Crowd estimates for that event ranged from 80,000 to more than 300,000.) “These will be ticketed events, specifically targeted at Christians around the world,” via the Internet.

In our interview, Beck said that the tour would be attended by “four presidential candidates, half a dozen to a dozen senators and about three dozen congressmen,” although he declined to name any of the participants. A few days later, Josh Rafael, his spokesman, called to say that, in fact, Beck wasn’t sure which high-ranking American politicians, if any, would be there. In any case, Beck doesn’t plan to share the lectern. This is his forum and, perhaps, his chance to make a bid for leadership of the growing Christian Zionist movement in the United States and around the world. Leading that movement could mean leading conservative Christians in this country as a whole.

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I cannot blame the author when he says that "the Jewish caravan has acquired a lot of improbable and colorful camp followers". Madonna is the perfect example! But I don't think Glen Beck is another camp follower, just like I don't believe he's doing it to become leader of the conservative Christians. I think he honestly believes in Genesis 12:3. ‘I will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel’ and he's putting his money where his mouth is.


1 posted on 08/22/2011 6:48:55 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus
Beck is traveling with letters of commendation from Jewish leaders such as Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman...

Genn is a contradiction. Mormons are about as Christian as Jews are and having letters from LIEberman is a great help in identifying Glenn. It would be best if he converted to Judaism.

2 posted on 08/22/2011 6:55:02 AM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: IbJensen

Well, since mormons think they are the “chosen”, he wont have to to.


3 posted on 08/22/2011 6:57:52 AM PDT by svcw
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To: Former Fetus

I do not think this trip is just about religion but in showing support to our allies.

Herman Cain is going there as well. He wrote in his Facebook:

In California today and heading to Israel this week with my wife, Gloria. It has been a lifelong dream of ours to take a Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Will also be attending Glenn Beck’s rally while there.


4 posted on 08/22/2011 6:58:43 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: Former Fetus
In any case, Beck doesn’t plan to share the lectern.

From the first night of meetings...

theblaze.com

5 posted on 08/22/2011 6:59:06 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Former Fetus
Thank you, FF, I know you are correct. This is from the heart and is as a result of the World pulse these days. Glenn is a man that reads history books like other people eat. Once you see the pattern and you feel you can do something to positively affect the matter, you do it. Glenn's doing it. I think it's outstanding.

I've called and e-mailed 3 Jewish organizations or synagogues and not gotten ONE response. The one I called and got through to...the minute I said Glenn Beck, they changed their tone to negative. I said, "Why put so much emphasis on the messenger, and not value the message and efforts???" I was shocked. I had to ask a neighbor why I keep getting this response. I couldn't understand the resistance. She tried to explain to me that the modern Jewish followers are more socialistic in nature and therefore, that explains their gravitation to the Dem party, as well.

So Sad. I was really trying to help.

6 posted on 08/22/2011 7:01:00 AM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Former Fetus
Why is Glenn Beck going to Israel?

...well, just damn...why does anyone go anywhere? Maybe he wants to?...and has the money to go?...a little vacation?....or probably, its just as you say..

...Gen 12:3....

...and is giving Israel and Netanyahu a little respect and support, unlike the fearless "leaders" of the Zer0 regime.....

...someone has to do it...why not Glenn Beck?

7 posted on 08/22/2011 7:01:00 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: IbJensen

He’s a weird dude. I’ve always thought he has some screws loose. A nutty genius.


8 posted on 08/22/2011 7:01:43 AM PDT by mikhailovich
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To: Former Fetus
“These won’t be massive gatherings like the one in Washington last year,” Beck told me in a telephone interview. . In our interview, Beck said that the tour would be attended by “four presidential candidates, half a dozen to a dozen senators and about three dozen congressmen,” although he declined to name any of the participants. A few days later, Josh Rafael, his spokesman, called to say that, in fact, Beck wasn’t sure which high-ranking American politicians, if any, would be there.

We can gather from the fact that Beck's spokesman called a Chafetz "a few days later", that this interview took place well before the event. The question is, how long ago did it take place. When Beck first announced this event, many people jumped on board but then backed off for various reasons.

He specifically mentioned Israeli police concerns that they couldn't guarantee the safety of Beck's guests especially those of the high-profile nature. Beck's venue was moved just a few short weeks before the event for the same reason.

Chafetz wrote a decent book recently so I'm kind of surprised at the somewhat snarfy tone of this column.

Or am I just being too sensitive?

9 posted on 08/22/2011 7:05:14 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

This could be the result of our collective prayers for “EXPOSURE” of the truth, of evil, and of those of true faith. I’m glad Glenn is shining the light on them all.


10 posted on 08/22/2011 7:08:15 AM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Former Fetus
dubbed “Restoring Courage

I'm not sure that's an appropriate theme. Considering the physical environment in which the Israelis live, there doesn't appear to be a lack of courage...thus no need to "restore" courage.

I also think the Israelis are miles ahead of many of our political leaders when it comes to courage.

11 posted on 08/22/2011 7:09:23 AM PDT by moovova (“There is nothing wrong with our country,” Obama said in a speech at a Holland, Mich. plant.)
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To: NordP

Amen.


12 posted on 08/22/2011 7:09:23 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Former Fetus

Big Dan, from “Oh Brother, Where art Thou”:

I like you. I’m gonna propose you a proposition.
You cover my bill for now, get your dinner wrapped picnic-style
and we’ll retire to more private environs,
where I’ll reveal how to make vast amounts of money
in the service of God Almighty.


13 posted on 08/22/2011 7:10:48 AM PDT by flowerplough (Pelosi on Republicans: "They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, ...")
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To: Former Fetus

I think that the JRW is making a mistake by trying to equate Glenn’s support of Israel with an entirely religious statement.

Beck is making a proclamation about common conservative values; belief in God is just one of these values, but it is entirely secondary to the belief in freedom from tyranny. His goal is to create a global movement based upon these shared values, as a means of fighting back against the global socialist movement.


14 posted on 08/22/2011 7:10:58 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: mikhailovich

he is wierd but I like him. In fact I only watch Fox news less than half as much since he left. I worry for the people attending and woder what the Muslims plan to do about it. Glad I am not working for the Isreali security for the event.


15 posted on 08/22/2011 7:11:51 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: flowerplough
"That's why I brought you boys out here for a little advanced tutorial."

"It's all about the money, boys!"

Great movie.

16 posted on 08/22/2011 7:13:11 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: NordP
Jews are not "Christian" in the way of having any sense of their mortality and spiritual (ill) health.

I'm afraid many "Jews" are more politically Jewish than followers of The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

17 posted on 08/22/2011 7:13:47 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Former Fetus
Glen Beck will NEVER be the leader of Evangelical Christians.

He can't even speak to sentences without cursing.

18 posted on 08/22/2011 7:14:31 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Former Fetus

Because its the right thing to do.

A while back he said something worthy of some thought. He said “Not only will God know who stands with Israel, He’ll know why.”


19 posted on 08/22/2011 7:15:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: mikhailovich

Glen Beck may be very informed about U.S. history, but you are right he is a complete nut job.


20 posted on 08/22/2011 7:17:53 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: flowerplough

21 posted on 08/22/2011 7:18:42 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: moovova

I listen to his radio show, your mileage may vary but the impression I got was that his idea is to urge Americans to continue to support Israel despite the current US administration’s seemingly more hostile policies. He’s not saying “Israel, you need to be braver” by any means according to what I have heard on the radio. Quite the opposite, really.

Freegards


22 posted on 08/22/2011 7:20:28 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Former Fetus

Actually, I admire Madonna’s love of Israel. You can youtube her concert in the Holy Land where she wrapped herself in the Israeli flag and watch the crowd go crazy. Not too many celebrities would do that.


23 posted on 08/22/2011 7:23:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: miss marmelstein; Former Fetus

“Actually, I admire Madonna’s love of Israel. You can youtube her concert in the Holy Land where she wrapped herself in the Israeli flag and watch the crowd go crazy. Not too many celebrities would do that.”

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Would this be why Madonna has all but disappeared from entertainment media attention? Has she been branded with “crazy aunt” status since she became overt in her Israel support?


24 posted on 08/22/2011 7:34:44 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: svcw

There are many strange things in the Book of Mormon, but the one tenet is that beings from other space came to earth. One creature came to the door of the BVM, impregnated Her, Jesus was born and He had three wives.

This is a ‘Christian’ religion?


25 posted on 08/22/2011 7:35:39 AM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: moovova

It’s not Isreal that needs the courage, it’s our leaders that fail to recognize that Isreal is the one democracy in the Middle East which we can count on. We have to find the courage to back them up when they need us.


26 posted on 08/22/2011 7:38:17 AM PDT by SmileRight
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To: IbJensen
There are many strange things in the Book of Mormon, but the one tenet is that beings from other space came to earth. One creature came to the door of the BVM, impregnated Her, Jesus was born and He had three wives.

Wow lol. You don't know as much as you think you do.

27 posted on 08/22/2011 7:42:08 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Don’t know if I would call someone who has predicted events a year before they took place a nut job. May refer to him as a realist, something many Americans forbid to accept. Just liked they fantasized about hope and change, see where that led us.


28 posted on 08/22/2011 7:43:43 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Coldwater Creek
If you really knew history, then you would know he isn't a nut job. That's the whole point of history. If you can't see what's coming, you are blind.

Isn't it possible that a man can really believe what he says and says what he means? It doesn't have to be for money, fame or power. It can be just to get his ideas out there like the prophets of old. If someone is shouting "FIRE" while beating on your door, do you lay there in bed trying to figure out his "angle" or motive? Maybe your house is really on fire and you don't know it.

I don't think Mormons are Christians, but knowing what they believe, they are required to believe the Bible along with their book. There is no contradiction for them to believe Israel is a special place to God. Their treatment of Christ is what separates them from Christianity. A Muslim would tell you Jerusalem was a special place also. I'm more aligned with Beck than not and can't see why people fight him so much.

Just as an aside,...If the presidential race comes down to Romney and Obama, will you vote for Obama because Romney is a Mormon? Beck, being Mormon, doesn't make him wrong on every issue. I listened every day while he was on Fox and never, not once that I can remember, heard anything I disagreed with. I was aware that he may be using his spot to recruit Mormon converts, but the only "Mormonism" I ever heard was the stocking of supplies for bad times. I'm as Christian as it comes and I don't disagree with that. If he would have started speaking on Holy underwear and my own planet with many wives, I would have flipped the channel.

29 posted on 08/22/2011 7:45:11 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Domandred

Tell me what it says about Jesus’ birth.


30 posted on 08/22/2011 7:45:23 AM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: Former Fetus

He’s going to Israel to get his mojo back? How much does he actually know about Israel? (or the Bible, for that matter). Last week he was calling the major archeological site Caesarea “Ka-ZAR-ia.”

He actually thought the Israeli government would have no problem with him holding a pro-Israel rally on the Temple Mount. Now that is deeply ignorant.


31 posted on 08/22/2011 7:50:07 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama: "Relax. I'm fittin' to start to commence to begin to write a rough draft of a plan.")
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To: Former Fetus

I’m a big fan of Glen but for the life of me I can’t understand why he pals around with a laughably clueless bigot like Hagee


32 posted on 08/22/2011 8:04:36 AM PDT by Paddyboy
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To: chuckles
I voted for Romney in the 08 primaries. BTW, I'm a Evangelical Christian.

This election cycle I will vote for anyone in the general that doesn't have horns and a pitchfork that has an R beside their name.

IMO Glenn is still a certified nut-job who is confusing a lot of people with his RELIGOUS speak, and is therefore a dangerous entity.

33 posted on 08/22/2011 8:13:45 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: moovova

I think he meant Restoring Courage for those who stand with Israel.


34 posted on 08/22/2011 8:14:19 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: Former Fetus

BTW-there were WAY more than 300,000 attending Restoring Honor! Why would the author under-report attendance?


35 posted on 08/22/2011 8:21:37 AM PDT by Pat4ever (NO MORE!)
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To: 30Moves

I think there is the possibility of Glenn Suffering from a Terminal Illness and he is going to Israel because he won’t make it back to the USA.

And it won’t be whatever he is suffering from that stops him from returning.

/ominous


36 posted on 08/22/2011 8:22:00 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: 30Moves; SmileRight; Ransomed

Thanks for straightening me out on that. While I went to DC for the Restoring Honor rally, I have not kept up with GB as much since he started GBTV.

“Restoring Courage” for those who stand with Israel sounds like a worthy cause, and is aptly named.


37 posted on 08/22/2011 8:38:04 AM PDT by moovova (“There is nothing wrong with our country,” Obama said in a speech at a Holland, Mich. plant.)
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To: chuckles
I think that most of the Mormons I have known are Christian. When I have asked them "whence cometh your salvation" they've explained it in terms very amicable to the Apostle's Creed.

What I also think is that they are Christians in serious error, with all the Book of Mormon stuff. I think the same thing of many Catholics who elevate Jesus' mother and the "saints" to divine status. The first three commandments should be very clear on that subject.

While this is serious error, it does not rise to what I would call "fatal error."

I've never heard Beck talk about his beliefs that would make me think he is not a Christian.

And I wouldn't be surprised to find out that he and his wife picked Mormonism because Beck is an alcoholic, and wouldn't have any booze around to tempt him.

38 posted on 08/22/2011 8:41:45 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: IbJensen
Tell me what it says about Jesus’ birth.

3 Nephi 1

There you can read what the Book of Mormon says about the night of Jesus' birth yourself.

Or you can look in another LDS scripture (it's super secret) and see what it says.

Matthew 1

39 posted on 08/22/2011 9:11:04 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Former Fetus

Why is Glenn Beck going to Israel?

To make MONEY. Duh.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Any other amazingly easy questions?


40 posted on 08/22/2011 9:17:35 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. -- Mortimer Brewster)
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To: Former Fetus

Because he’s rich and doesn’t have a 9-5 day job or a house full of children needing his supervision. I’d go to Israel, too, if I could, although probably at a more pleasant time of year.


41 posted on 08/22/2011 9:19:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("There is only one remedy for ignorance and thoughtlessness, and that is literacy." R. Mitchell)
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To: IbJensen

You are grossly misinformed.


42 posted on 08/22/2011 9:20:26 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. -- Mortimer Brewster)
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To: moovova
dubbed “Restoring Courage
I'm not sure that's an appropriate theme. Considering the physical environment in which the Israelis live, there doesn't appear to be a lack of courage...thus no need to "restore" courage.

I also think the Israelis are miles ahead of many of our political leaders when it comes to courage.
Glenn Beck has said what you just said many times, you just haven't listened. This is not about restoring Israel's courage, it's about restoring
OURS!
The Obama regime is destroying our country and it's time to stand.
Israel is our last friend in the world and Obama has thrown them under the bus ... it's time to stand.
The UN is about to condemn Israel and jump start a "Palestinian State" within Israel's borders - it's time to stand with Israel and just maybe their courage will rub off on us.
43 posted on 08/22/2011 9:33:22 AM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: Texas Eagle

I heard, on Beck’s radio show, that Republican members of the House were ordered not to attend Beck’s event in Israel, by John Boehner. Boehner told them that it would be a conflict of interest. No one knew what that meant or whose interests were being conflicted.


44 posted on 08/22/2011 9:34:57 AM PDT by Eva
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To: GraceG

I have no idea what you mean by that.


45 posted on 08/22/2011 9:50:25 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: moovova

If you listened to Beck’s show you would know that Restoring Courage is about restoring OUR courage and the courage of THE REST OF THE WORLD to stand up for Israel and goodness. He clearly stated numerous times that Israelis live a life of courage every single day.


46 posted on 08/22/2011 9:59:49 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: 30Moves

[ I have no idea what you mean by that. ]

Genn Mentioned today that Iran is not pleased about Glenn’s Israel Rallies.

I pray for Glenn’s safety at these events, I can see Iran doing everthing within it’s power to stop Glenn on this and I think Glenn knows it.


47 posted on 08/22/2011 10:04:51 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Domandred

You know, I actually tried to read it, but after the 47th “It came to pass” I just gave up. Honestly, folks need to get thier texts into modern English.


48 posted on 08/22/2011 10:10:12 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts
If you listened to Beck’s show you would know that...

And...if you'd read the complete thread before jumping straight into a castigating reponse to my first comment...you'd realize I'd already been straightened out by a few others in this thread...

...and I'd gracefully accepted said "straightening out" and even thanked said "straightener-outters". See comment #37.

49 posted on 08/22/2011 10:22:21 AM PDT by moovova (“There is nothing wrong with our country,” Obama said in a speech at a Holland, Mich. plant.)
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To: Domandred

I like Matthew 1 best.


50 posted on 08/22/2011 10:23:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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