Tuesday November 26th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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57 Responses to Tuesday November 26th – Open Thread

  1. Lucille says:

    Treepers…

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  2. Roni says:

    Sundance, please explain Carter Page’s role.

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    God’s Revelation of Himself

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    Romans 1:18-20 declares that God has revealed Himself to man in creation. Not that we can learn His plan of salvation from creation — far from it. But the creation: the glory of its star-studded heavens, the beauty of its flowers and sunsets, the sun and rain and crops to supply us with food, and the unchangeable laws of nature, all show forth, not only the existence of God, but His power, His love, His justice, so that man is a responsible being and, as Verse 20 says, “without excuse” for the deplorable condition in which he finds himself.

    A believer, talking with an atheistic evolutionist one day, took out his watch, looked at it and put it back into his pocket, saying: “I have a wonderful watch; it keeps perfect time; never misses a second.”

    “What make is it?” the atheist asked.

    “Oh, no make,” answered the Christian.

    “Well, who manufactured it?”

    “Oh, nobody; it just put itself together somehow.”

    “Nonsense,” said the atheist, “A watch can’t just come into existence. Somebody had to design it and somebody had to manufacture it.”

    “True,” said the Christian, “yet you expect me to believe that this universe, with its billions of stars and planets, all working together in perfect order, just came about by itself; that it had no Designer, no Creator and no one who keeps it running? Isn’t that nonsense?”

    No wonder Paul says that the godless are “without excuse,” including even the vast majority of “religious” people, who salve their consciences by giving a small part of each week or each day to the performance of some religious rite but keep God out of their businesses, their politics, their social relationships — their hearts.

    But thank God, as He has revealed His power and glory in creation, He has revealed His mercy and grace, His plan of salvation, in the Bible, where we read how “Christ died for our sins” (I Cor. 15:3), so that we might have “redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7).

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/gods-revelation-of-himself/

    Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
    19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
    20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

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  4. Lucille says:

    “Very Enlightening: Black Woman Explains How Dems Force Abortion on Women of Color”
    By Beth Baumann – Posted: Nov 25, 2019 9:09 PM
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/11/25/watch-black-trump-supporter-explains-how-dems-continually-prey-on-women-of-color-n2557057

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

    I used an old towel and jumped off a step ladder. I was convinced that lift could best be achieved when the “cape” extended horizontally the way it always did when Superman flew. I was pretty confident that I had the secret of flight all figured out. I’ll leave it up to you to guess how far out from that ladder I got . . .

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  6. Lucille says:

    Texas: Muslima charged with conspiring with her family to kill her sister for converting to Christianity
    November 25, 2019 by Robert Spencer

    The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/11/texas-muslima-charged-with-conspiring-with-her-family-to-kill-her-sister-for-converting-to-christianity

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. JustScott says:

    Things that make you go Hmmmmm…..

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  9. Dora says:

    Rembrandt – Philosopher Reading, 1631

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  10. Dora says:

    Islam will soon overtake Christianity as the worlds largest religion

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  11. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”
    Isaiah 64:8 (KJV)

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  12. just stevie says:

    THE CONCENTRATION OF SPIRITUAL ENERGY

    “…save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Gal. vi. 14

    If you want to know the energy of God (i.e., the resurrection life of Jesus) in your mortal flesh, you must brood on the tragedy of God. Cut yourself off from prying personal interest in your own spiritual symptoms and consider bare-spirited the tragedy of God, and instantly the energy of God will be in you. “Look unto ME,” pay attention to the objective Source and the subjective energy will be there. We lose power if we do not concentrate on the right thing. The effect of the Cross is salvation, sanctification, healing, etc., but we are not to preach any of these, we are to preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The proclaiming of Jesus will do its own work. Concentrate on God’s centre in your preaching, and though your crowd may apparently pay no attention, they can never be the same again. If I talk my own talk, it is of no more importance to you than your talk is to me; but if I talk the truth of God, you will meet it again and so will I. We have to concentrate on the great point of spiritual energy – the Cross, to keep in contact with that centre where all the power lies, and the energy will be let loose. In holiness movements and spiritual experience meetings the concentration is apt to be put not on the Cross of Christ, but on the effects of the Cross.

    The feebleness of the churches is being criticized today, and the criticism is justified. One reason for the feebleness is that there has not been this concentration of spiritual energy; we have not brooded enough on the tragedy of Calvary or on the meaning of Redemption.

    Oswald Chambers
    November 26th Devotional

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  13. Jimmy R says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. This is because I think gratitude is a cardinal virtue. It rarely gets listed as one of the virtues, but it is one of the most important.

    You have to have an attitude of gratitude!

    Without being grateful that this world exists and that you’re in it, you’re off to a poor start at cultivating the other virtues, doing your best at whatever you do, forgiving those who should be forgiven, loving God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind, and loving your neighbor as yourself. And real gratitude that this world was created and that you were created in it can remove your fear of death. After all, once you see that the Good Lord didn’t charge you any admission to get into this show, you understand that it’s okay for him to take you out of it whenever he likes.

    After the settlers in Massachusetts got through some bad times in their precarious and isolated colony where the farmer’s leading crop was rocks, they had a decent harvest, they felt enormous gratitude, and they had a Thanksgiving so that they could thank God. This is beautiful.

    Happy Thanksgiving to Sundance and everyone else here at CTH! And speaking of Sundance, boy am I grateful that there is Sundance! Thank you for all you do, Sundance!

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  14. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  15. David Mitchell says:

    Can someone share with me how to post a photo with a post here at TCTH? For the life of me I can’t figure it out…

    Thanks,

    Mitch

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      First your photo must be uploaded to a site, I use postimage org

      Most important is that you have to use a URL ending in *.jpg, no matter where the picture is on the Internet.

      Or you can use a picture from another website by right clicking on it and selecting “copy image location”.

      I hope that helps.

      Galatians 6:7-10 KJV
      Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. [8] For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. [9] And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. [10] As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

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  16. Right to reply says:

    This is interesting. By taking down the Ukrainian Firtash, Burisma was given control of the energy. Toensing and diGenova are Firtash’s current lawyers. Look at the dates…https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/six-defendants-indicted-alleged-conspiracy-bribe-government-officials-india-mine-titanium

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  17. Right to reply says:

    What if…The leaked Podesta emails of oft mentioned Pizza and hotdogs, are not terms for pedophilia, but code words for something else? eg “The trial evidence further showed that Lambert and other members of the conspiracy used code words like “lucky figures,” “LF,” “lucky numbers” and “cake” to describe the payments in emails to the Russian official at an alias, personal email account under the name “Marvin Jodel.” The evidence at trial also demonstrated that Lambert and his co-conspirators caused TLI to overbill TENEX by building the cost of the bribe payments into their invoices, and TENEX thus overpaid for TLI’s services in order to fund the bribes paid to Mikerin.” https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-president-transportation-company-found-guilty-violating-foreign-corrupt-practices-act

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  18. @ChicagoBri says:

    Chiraq:Man charged in murder, sex assault of UIC student Ruth George, who was remembered as ‘the light’ of her family
    FTA:”Thurman was on parole at the time of the attack, according to university police. Illinois Department of Corrections records show he was sentenced to six years in prison for a 2015 armed robbery conviction, but was released on parole in December 2018 after serving just two years.”
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2019/11/25/20982530/ruth-george-donald-thurman-strangled-uic-parking-garage-remembered-naperville-central-high-school

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  19. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    U.S. Sen Cruz working to garner support for the display of the R.O.C. / Taiwan flag at U.S. government agencies and on the uniforms of Taiwan representatives working in the country. It’s past time to undo ’79 and Jimmah, Start somewhere.
    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3825086

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  20. mopar2016 says:

    Bloomberg to the rescue…………………yeah that’ll work.

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  21. Dora says:

    Enjoy!

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  22. czarowniczy says:

    And now for something completely different…

    From deep in the heart of darkest New Orleans the saga of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse (remember that one?) lives on! Latest plan was to blow the damn thing up in a controlled demolition but when some wag leaked that the company chosen has more fouls against it than a Browns/Cardinals game the city says it deciding on a new method…apparently it involves entropy.

    So far the city claims it’s determined the implosion is not optimal, the lower stories might be salvageable and the chosen straw dog to take the hit if all goes south is away on vacation. The thing still sits there, the crane yet dangling off has allegedly been stabilized, the city’s allowed some of the businesses shuttered for months to open and bubbles of tort lawyers are still circling the site.

    This is a city run by Democrat clowns, when something (rarely) goes right the top pols shoulder those aside who did the work and take credit for the positive outcome. When the press conference is to tell the immediate world that the situation remains SNAU/FUBB/FUBAR a chosen scapegoat is brought out – in this case the poor fire chief has to stand out there totally alone and tell us how the previous best-plan is no longer the best and the usual clowns are out trying to channel Larry, Moe and Curly and come up with something new. Then again, it’s New Orleans, we’re used to this ineffectualism so we’ll just get a drink, something to eat and stand by the barricades…maybe something will happen…entropy, yeah.

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  23. Sepp says:

    Saint John Chrysostomos Archbishop of Constantinopolis (+ 407)

    He is commemorated today on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church – November 13th.

    He reposed in the year 407 after having faithfully served the Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ as a genuine Shepherd of the Christian Church. He especially was a preacher of the Gospel whose name “Chrysostomos” means “Golden-tongued” and his commentaries on Holy Scripture are widely available. He suffered exile and intense persecution because of his faith.

    This is a link to a list of prayers for throughout the day and night that Saint John taught. Holy Hierarch John pray for us.

    http://www.saintgregoryoutreach.org/2010/prayers-of-st-john-chrysostom-for-every.html

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  24. andeclain says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  25. andeclain says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  26. mopar2016 says:

    Nothing like a lecture about morality from the dems.

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