Here are the Blogs in the John Constantine
Thursday, 19 March 2015
In the face of brutal barbarities committed by the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) the Just War Theory is making a revival. Just War Theory was first formulated by the brilliant Christian thinker St. Augustine. Augustine lived in Roman North Africa about 400 A.D. (Approximately 200 years before ...Read More...
Posted on 03/19/2015 5:16 AM by John Constantine
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
M. A. Khan, the author of Islamic Jihad, writes of Mohammed, “He was the kindest, fairest, most just, and most merciful, while he possessed no cruelty or barbarity at all.”
The prophet Mohammed when speaking of himself said, “The first thing Allah created was the light of your Prophet from His light. ...Read More...
Posted on 03/18/2015 1:04 PM by John Constantine
Thursday, 12 March 2015
The VIII Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads as follows:
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
Let’s see how punishments are meted out under the barbaric Sharia legal system. Please bear with me, the list is way, ...Read More...
Posted on 03/12/2015 10:43 AM by John Constantine
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
By now everyone knows that EMP stands for Electro-Magnetic Pulse. There are two causes of EMP. The first is natural. Solar flares or storms from the sun occur periodically. In 1859 when about the only electrical device was the telegraph, a huge high voltage EMP hit the earth. It wreaked havoc upon the ...Read More...
Posted on 03/10/2015 5:47 PM by John Constantine
Friday, 6 March 2015
The term anti-Christ is used only five times in the New Testament. Often Christian fundamentalists believe that at the end time the anti-Christ will appear and attempt to lead the gullible to perdition. This is a totally inadequate understanding of the Christian doctrine of anti-Christ. In the Greek ...Read More...
Posted on 03/06/2015 6:09 AM by John Constantine
Thursday, 5 March 2015
In church last Sunday the lesson for the day was Jesus feeding the multitude (John 6:1-13). A little lad had two fishes and five small barley rolls which he in child like simplicity offered to Jesus. Under the beneficient hand of Jesus the multitude of over 5,000 people were fed. No matter what you ...Read More...
Posted on 03/05/2015 4:26 AM by John Constantine
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
In Latin the phrase Panem et Circenses is best translated as Bread and Circuses. The metaphor was first used by Juvenal, the Roman satirist who wrote circa 100 A D. This phrase describes a populace that no longer values the civic virtues and the public life. It denotes a population whose main goal in ...Read More...
Posted on 02/24/2015 6:02 AM by John Constantine
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
In the Sahih Bukhari hadith (No. 491) we read this bizarre statement, “When any one of you stands for prayer, his prayer would be cut off by (the passing of an) ass, a woman or a black dog.” My first reaction was boisterous laughter. But on second thought, this hadith perfectly illustrates the dualistic ...Read More...
Posted on 02/18/2015 4:57 AM by John Constantine
Thursday, 12 February 2015
During World War II some of the British public were critical of Winston Churchill’s alliance with the Soviet Union. To which Churchill replied, “If Hitler invaded Hell I would make at least make a favorable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons.” Of course, this was Churchill’s way of stating ...Read More...
Posted on 02/12/2015 12:02 PM by John Constantine
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Three hundred years ago much of the earth's surface was uncharted. Often large, dangerous, unmapped areas carried the legend "Here Be Monsters". In other words, venture into these areas at your own risk.
Today, large areas of western Iraq, eastern Syria and a small sliver of eastern Lebanon should ...Read More...
Posted on 02/11/2015 4:14 PM by John Constantine
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
People forget now but Winston Churchill as a young British military officer got up close and personal with the nastier aspects of Islam. He first served in the North West Frontier Province of what was then British India (now Pakistan). Churchill was in the expeditionary force that relieved the siege of ...Read More...
Posted on 02/04/2015 12:58 PM by John Constantine
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
You got to hand it to those darn clever Saudis. Now they are navigating the intricacies of Facebook. This has revolutionized everyday Saudi life.
For instance in the seventh century A.D. a Saudi who wished to purchase or sell a slave had to trudge down to the slave bazaar. Of course, this risked ...Read More...
Posted on 02/04/2015 5:30 AM by John Constantine
Monday, 2 February 2015
JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -
On Thursday if you logged onto Westminster Presbyterian Church's website you'd see the words "I love ISIS and Jihad", a violent video, and vulgar language.
The church's pastor Jim Richter said he woke up this morning to an email on his phone from a church member saying ...Read More...
Posted on 02/02/2015 5:51 AM by John Constantine
Thursday, 29 January 2015
I have been going to church all my life. In the early 1950’s when I was four years old my Dad would give me a dime to place in the offering plate at church. By the time I was in elementary school I was getting a quarter each and every Sunday that was to be used as my offering to my church and to the ...Read More...
Posted on 01/29/2015 5:21 AM by John Constantine
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The very cornerstone of the great Western democracies has been the Judeo-Christian belief in the freedom of expression. In the United States this God given right has been enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution. This amendment guarantees the freedom of the press, speech, religion and peaceful ...Read More...
Posted on 01/28/2015 5:10 PM by John Constantine