Same-sex relationships and the Anglican Church in NZ

Archbishops’ letter       Motion 30

Over the last week our General Synod have been sitting, and debating, amongst other things, the response that the Church should be making to same-sex couples. While it is still early days for a real change, some very significant things have come out in the report.

the Church is “both affirming the traditional doctrine of marriage, exploring the recognition of those presently in life-long monogamous same-gender relationships, and seeking a process and structure to enable the possibility of a rite for blessing life-long monogamous same-gender relationships for those who wish to offer this rite.”

The Church is also apologising to those of the LGBT community who have been unfairly treated in the past by church decisions.

Well this is good, but just as pulling nails out of a piece of timber doesn’t leave it pristine, so apologising can never erase the hurts. Forgiveness can though, and there is a fertile field for this here. Continue reading

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Abducted children killed by al Qaeda?

Guest post by Kevin O’Brien

Evidence is strongly pointing to Al Qaeda having abducted the children and set them up as claimed gas attack victims of the Syrian Assad Alawite forces.

Ghouta chemic attackRead the rest of this here and here. The report to the UN is here (it’s a long PDF download, very graphic and distressing.)

ScreenShot242-cropThis appears to be video of the abduction and the children being put to sleep.

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IPCC Climate change “Pig in a Poke”, Where’s the truth?

This month the IPCC will meet with great publicity to write the political executive summary of their 5th Assessment Report. See Vincent Gray on the background to these here. David Rose at the Mail on Sunday questions how they got it all so wrong.”Climate change sceptics are more outspoken. Dr Benny Peiser, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, described the leaked report as a ‘staggering concoction of confusion, speculation and sheer ignorance’.

A fine technical explanation countering man made global warming.

IPCC AR5 Renews Demands For Governments Buy Their Climate Change Pig In A Poke

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball

Buying “a pig in a poke” refers to buying an unseen piglet in a sack. The piglet was actually a cat, so when you opened the sack after purchase “the cat was out of the bag.”

Governments bought the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ‘pig’ ‘that human CO2 was causing global warming wrapped in the ‘poke’ of their Reports. IPCC assured buyers it was a pig with 90+ percent certainty.

They fooled governments and media four times now they offer a new poke in Assessment Report 5 (AR5), but with 95 percent certainty it’s a pig. This is despite the fact that the cat is already out of the bag. Their predictions have failed. For 17 years global temperatures have declined while CO2 levels continue to increase. Arctic summer ice, supposedly all gone by 2013 has recovered by 60 percent in one year. Severe weather has not increased. Damage done by policies already implemented, such as green jobs and alternate energies, is already evident. Newspaper coverage declined dramatically as people sense problems even if they don’t understand (Figure 1). Decline followed the peak created by Gore’s false fantasy An Inconvenient Truth.

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Figure 1

Instead of acknowledging error, the IPCC [tries] to defend the indefensible. This alone warrants disbanding of the agency. Continue reading

Syria – Scraping away at the truth – Global Research 2 Sep 2013

Here are the posts archived in PDF format on 2 Sep 2013 from the Canadian site http://www.globalresearch.ca/. Embodied links are included too.

Global Research has been on and off the internet in the past few days. It is a site which has a free expression of contrary views and seeks to reveal the hidden in world affairs.

What seems to be emerging  is Sunni v The Rest in the Middle East; a centuries old conflict with outsiders seeking to take advantage. It is highly doubtful the Syrian Government was involved in the recent atrocities, particularly as they appeared to have been winning and some tragedy may even have partly come about  by mischief or misadventure. A major gas attack does also seem to have been involved. Some long range military pre-planning by the rebels and their external allies seems evident too. In view of the Libyan and Iraq outcomes it is hard not to infer a false flag operation against Syria and a very bloody one at that. Accountability will come but not by gunfire first.

There is no way New Zealand should support active military operations against Syria without a great deal more substantiated real evidence and the full approval of the Security Council. Opinion expressed as fact is not transformed thereby. The Christian issue of pacifism in the face of violence is one for another time and place.

New Snowden Revelation details vast US Intelligence “Black Budget” _ Global Research

Obama Will Launch a Huge Propaganda Blitz — and May Attack Syria Even If He Loses the Vote in Congress _ Global Research

Plans for Redrawing the Middle East_ The Project for a “New Middle East” _ Global Research

Reported Syrian gas attack killing hundreds after first US-trained rebel incursion from Jordan

SAS hunting Syrian missiles as Allies prepare for bombing blitz – Mirror Online

Syria calls on UN, Security Council to shoulder responsibilities, prevent absurd use of force out of legitimacy – SANA, Syria

Syria crisis_ Britain will play active role in military action despite vote defeat – Telegraph

Syrie _ l’opération anti-Assad a commencé

The sarin shells fired on Damascus – by Syrian 4th Division’s 155th Brigade – were followed by rockets on Israel and car bombings in Lebanon

Turkey finds Sarin Gas in Homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – May Report _ Global Research

Turkey finds sarin gas in homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – reports — RT News

US Foreign Policy “Script” on Syria, Who Wrote It_ _ Global Research

US on Brink of Launching War against Syria based on Lies _ Global Research

US State Terror Targets Syria_ Air Power, Navy Deployed _ Global Research

US-Israeli false flag gas attack unravels By William Bowles _ William Bowles

“We Informed US of Chemical Weapons Transfer to Syria 9 Months Ago” _ Global Research

Chemical Hallucinations and Dodgy Intelligence _ Global Research

Cooked Up Evidence Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack_ _ Global Research

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Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights _ Global Research

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Moral Obscenities in Syria _ The Nation

Truth war Syria – Global Research recent archives

The Canadian http://www.globalresearch.ca site is down again at 2300NZ 1 Sep 2013.

Here in PDF format are some contents with the accompanying references.

Did a Saudi Prince provide inexperienced rebels with chemical weapons and they blew up their own people from careless storage and handling? An own goal which others are trying to take advantage of?

An Appeal to General Dempsey on Syria _ Global Research

David_Swanson_Opposition to Iraq War May Save Syria _ War Is A Crime

EXCLUSIVE_ Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack Few reporters

Is The Western Media Promoting War on Syria_ _ Global Research

Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights _ Global Research

Land Destroyer_ Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

Media Truth and Sabotage_ Online Threats Directed the Global Research Website _ Global Research

Obama Reveals His Dictatorship_ The Isolation of America _ Global Research

Report_ Police foil al-Nusra bomb attack planned for Adana – Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news

REPORT_ The Saudis Offered Mafia-Style ‘Protection’ Against Terrorist Attacks At Sochi Olympics _ Business Insider Australia

Revealed_ US spy operation that manipulates social media _ Technology _ The Guardian

Russian President, Saudi Spy Chief Discussed Syria, Egypt – Al-Monitor_ the Pulse of the Middle East

Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria – Telegraph

So-called Intelligence_ Debunking the “U

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Syria, the Saudi connection_ The Prince with close ties to Washington at the heart of the push for war – Middle East – World – The Independent

Syrian Rebels admit to being behind Chemical Weapons Attack _ Global Research

Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack by Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh — Antiwar

The Lie of “Limited” War Against Syria _ Global Research

The rush to judgment on Syria is a catastrophic and deadly error – Telegraph

The Syrian Conflict_ The Lies of our Government and Corporate Media _ Global Research

Veteran Saudi Power Player Prince Bandar Works To Build Support to Topple Assad – WSJ

Washington_post _UN Inspectors

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY

Syria truth suppressed – Globalresearch down – some references

http://www.globalresearch.ca/ is off the air but truth will prevail.

 

First the article referred on the previous post (http://www.globalresearch.ca/dangerous-crossroads-a-war-on-syria-prelude-to-a-world-war-iii-scenario/5347411) was hidden now the whole site is unavailable. [BACK AGAIN 1300hrs NZ 1 Sep 2013, A bit on and off.]

Here is some of what has been saved direct or  indirect:

US backed plan-Mail_archived

Is the drive for war on Syria to cover up a war crime? By William Bowles

PDF Is the drive for war on Syria to cover up a war crime_ By William Bowles _ William Bowles

Talk_Alleged Chemical Attack, August 21, 2013 – A Closer Look On Syria

Arms Airlift to Syrian Rebels Expands, With C.I.A-p1

Contd…Arms Airlift to Syrian Rebels Expands, With C.I.A-p2     Arms Airlift to Syrian Rebels Expands, With C.I.A-p3

Where is the truth? After the wreck of Iraq and Libya through previous false flag operations and turning a blind eye when Iraq gassed the Kurds can we trust current reports? They also lack evidential detail, the context is missing: what we have seen looks staged murder and all.

Pray, pray, pray…

Child poverty? Debt Menace?

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There has been a lot of hand-wringing recently here in New Zealand about child poverty, citing the numbers of kids who go to school hungry, or with no lunch. The Opposition and the Church have joined an internationally driven campaign for higher wages, a ‘living wage’. But this campaign has some serious flaws in its New Zealand setting. Kev has already commented on this.

Children in themselves have no power to earn, so child poverty always should point to the adults who have left the child in this position. As local Mayor Michael Laws calls it, ‘piss-poor parenting’. Here I agree with him whole-heartedly. People who call themselves parents should have the brains and the drive, as well as the sense of responsibiity for their offspring to feed them properly, and provide the bare necessities at least. No, it’s not a matter of too little money on the benefit. We are on National Superannuation with little extra, and we manage to feed and clothe everyone adequately.

But this is because we do not waste our resources.

I believe that much of the ‘child poverty’ in New Zealand is because of terrible choices made by parents – choices that involve spending scarce money on cigarettes, alcohol and gambling. This country has a really bad record for the normalisation of gambling, even in the kindergartens where the fund-raising raffle is an annual fixture.

But there is another menace in the neighbourhood, that even further preys on poor families, this time targetting the Polynesian community in particular. There was a flyer put in our letter box yesterday, advertising loans –  $1000, to be repaid at $50 per week, for 8 months. Continue reading

Who is is taking the land – food from the children’s mouths?

Land = Food, not biodiesel.


A world view

Haves and haves not    - Courtesy of NASA 2012

Haves and haves not – Courtesy of NASA 2012                                    (Click image to enlarge)

This introduces our new Global issues page. Selected articles will appear as posts but will be linked and kept indexed on that page.

This is a clever composite by NASA showing the world through the evening hours taken from about 800km (500m) above the earth. Africa is in the centre.Do you notice how dark Africa is? That’s not because nobody wants electricity. It’s because the environmental ‘police’ refuse to allow Africa to develop her natural resources, such as hydro, because of the impact it might have on wildlife. The only development allowed is that by outsiders, who end up taking the land. ( see next post)

Meanwhile, people use open fires inside their little houses to cook their food. Many babies fall in and are killed or maimed every year, and  people suffer eye diseases as a result of the smoke.

As Christians we have a responsibility towards our fellow human beings in Africa. Next time you switch on a light, think about them, and what you can do to challenge the anit-human pro-environmental policies that the world green police are imposing on these people.

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