Tuesday June 2nd – 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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67 Responses to Tuesday June 2nd – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:

    source: icr.org

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    • Whistling_Past says:

      Evie’s words and music should not be forgotten.
      “Mirror”

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      • Grammy850 says:

        Thank you WP Evie is my favorite. I’ve listened to her for years. One of my favorites is
        Unfailing Love I was in high school in the very early 70’s and we had such great music back then. My kids grew up listening to her children’s album it is the best that a child could listen to at night. She to me radiates love for JESUS in her face her songs and smile. What an example for the song artists today. They need to remember it’s all about JESUS. Have a blessed rest of the day. Grammy

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        • Whistling_Past says:

          Wonderful post Grammy, and I completely agree. Both Evie and Andraé Crouch made wonderful, foundational “Jesus” music for me in my early days as a Christian. Love being able to share them today in a way I couldn’t have imagined back then!

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          • Grammy850 says:

            Yes WP I was especially blessed each time l listened to Andrea Crouch singing his song Soon and very soon we are going to see the King (And many others of his ) What a wonderful promise that is and I firmly believe it will be very soon. Grammy

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  2. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    ICYMI…

    h/t: iOTW Report

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  3. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Advice For Aged Women
    by Pastor Ricky Kurth

    “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers…” (Titus 2:3).

    Former first lady Barbara Bush was one of our nation’s most beloved aged women. In her memoirs, she tells how she and her husband George were once at a state dinner in Japan while he was our president. She was seated next to the emperor, but just couldn’t seem to engage him in conversation. He replied to every inquiry with a “yes” or a “no.” Finally, she complimented him on the splendor of his official residence. He responded: “Thank you.” Undaunted, she pressed on. “Is it new?” “Yes.” “Well, was the old palace so old that it was falling down?” “No. You bombed it.” At that point, she turned to talk to the person sitting on her other side!

    Mrs. Bush tried to courteously engage the emperor in conversation for she knew she represented her husband and her country. But Christian aged women represent the Lord, so Paul says they should be “in behaviour as becometh holiness.” The word “holiness” has different meanings, but when Paul says that aged women should be “likewise” in behavior as becometh holiness, he must mean they should be holy in the ways in which he had just encouraged aged men to be holy (vs.1,2). After all, what’s good for the aged gander is good for the aged goose!

    But aged women should know that it is especially important for them to be holy, for women are the guardians of decency in society. Did you ever wonder why, in speaking of the sins of the ancient Gentile world, Paul wrote that “even their women” were engaged in those abominable sins (Rom. 1:26)? It is because women, by their very nature, are more refined. We see this illustrated in the account of the creation of men and women. God made man from the dust of the earth, but He drew woman from the man. Thus women are by nature further removed from the dirt of which we men were created! Because of this, women can often rein us men in by simply being who they are. This is especially important for aged women, who must set an example for younger women.

    But after telling aged women to be holy like the men, Paul singles out an area where it is harder for women to be holy when he says they shouldn’t be “false accusers.” If you’re wondering why women would have more trouble with that than men, it’s not because they talk more, as I might suggest if I were a sexist! It is because when women want to hurt someone, they tend to use their words and not their fists like us men. That’s why when Paul talked about the qualifications of a spiritual leader, he wrote,

    “A bishop then must be… not given to wine… no striker… not a brawler” (I Tim. 3:2,3).

    But when he gave the qualifications for the wife of a spiritual leader, he wrote,

    “Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers” (I Tim. 3:11).

    The Greek word for “slanderers” there is the same as the word translated “false accusers” in our text, the word diabolos. Aged women need to be reminded that it is simply diabolical to slander someone by accusing them falsely.

    And the reason Paul adds, “not given to much wine,” is—well, do you know what tends to make a woman slander someone? The same thing that tends to make a man strike someone—much wine! Did you notice that before telling leaders to be “no strikers,” Paul tells them to be “not given to wine?” And right after telling aged women not to be false accusers, he tells them the same thing? There’s just something about alcohol that overcomes a man’s natural inhibition to deck some jerk, and there’s just something about it that overcomes a woman’s natural inhibition to slander someone as well.

    But slandering and striking others is not very holy behavior. So by God’s grace, let’s all determine to be in behavior as becometh holiness, to the glory and praise of God.

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/advice-for-aged-women-2/

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    • Rhi says:

      “Former first lady Barbara Bush was one of our nation’s most beloved aged women” – really D.I.? Your opinion or a copy/pasta sort of thing? I don’t subscribe to that. At. All. Wow.

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      • “But slandering and striking others is not very holy behavior. So by God’s grace, let’s all determine to be in behavior as becometh holiness, to the glory and praise of God.”

        This is a c&p from D_I’s comment.
        You may not have read that for, rhi.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Advice For Aged Women
        by Pastor Ricky Kurth”

        I am not Pastor Ricky Kurth. I just post the daily “Two Minutes with the Bible” articles posted on the link at fhe bottom.

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  4. sunnydaze says:

    Listen to this while watching the sunset tomorrow if you need to relax: (!)

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  5. Garrison Hall says:

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  6. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. Pale rider says:

    Blueoctober.com
    Justin is awesome in many ways and his songs will move you. This one is probably my favorite. The website has lots of information about him and now there is a documentary, good stuff!

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  9. Pale rider says:

    Blueoctober.com
    Justin is awesome in many ways and his songs will move you. This one is probably my favorite. The website has lots of information about him and now there is a documentary, good stuff!

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  10. dogsmaw says:

    Do you like good music…don’t go here today cause there ain’t none 😛

    Apple Music @AppleMusic · 8h
    On Tuesday, June 2nd, Apple Music will observe Black Out Tuesday. We will use this day to reflect and plan actions to support Black artists, Black creators, and Black communities.

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    • Lucille says:

      Oh, does Apple Music mean that they will try to emulate President Trump? Since our President has been in office, he’s included in dialogues and meetings black communities of faith, community leaders, community businesses, black colleges, black youth, politicians, and even blacks who don’t belong to the same party and didn’t vote for him.

      If Apple wishes to be successful in this belated outreach of theirs, perhaps they should ask the assistance of President Trump and his White House staff.

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  11. dogsmaw says:

    Laine Hardy – Let There Be Country (Lyric Video)

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  12. Whistling_Past says:

    On this day ~
    June 2, 1861
    ✝️ “Nikolai” (Ivan Kasatkin) arrived in Japan from Russia with a secret plan. Eight quiet years passed, during which time he mastered oriental tongues. Christianity was a prohibited religion in Japan. Anything he did must be done cautiously. He would make the church indigenous, as free as possible of Russian influence. The church would be organized not around priests, but around lay workers. No missionary of any Christian denomination had ever had much success with the Japanese, who have long, proud traditions of their own. Under Nikolai’s leadership a full mission staff from Russia came to Japan in 1872. By 1873, Japan had legalized Christianity. Hundreds of Japanese responded to the preaching of the gospel and were converted each year. Lay ministry was successful. The church was independent. If few believers could be won among the elite, humble commoners listened to the Good News eagerly and came to Christ. By the time of Nikolai’s death, the Japanese Orthodox church numbered 33,000 believers.

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  13. Whistling_Past says:

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  14. Dora says:

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  15. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.”
    John 14:20 (KJV)

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  16. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on God the Holy Spirit as the inspirer of meekness and grace:

    1. How He has inspired ascetics and monks with meekness and grace throughout the ages.
    2. How He has inspired, and today inspires, all truly repentant souls with meekness and grace.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by. Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau).

    Today is May 20th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and June 2nd on the civil or commercial calendar.

    Seventh week of Pascha

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  17. Sepp says:

    Lord have mercy.

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  18. Dora says:

    I loved this album. Haven’t listened to it in a while though. 🙂

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I can remember in an interview John Lennon saying the title came from a drawing that Julian did in school.

      I have the original vinyl Sgt Pepper’s I bought new when it came out, as I do all of their albums, all bought new as they came out though those from ’63 on, those to September of ’65 were bought in Europe though. I have succeeded in outliving not only the vinyl and CD medias but, it appears, the I’m neck-and-neck with the group itself. Their music isn’t played enough any more.

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  19. P says:

    Found an interesting article today regarding financial ethics.

    https://www.becomingminimalist.com/money-ethics/

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  20. Dora says:

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  21. just stevie says:

    WHAT ARE YOU HAUNTED BY?

    “What man is he that feareth the Lord?” Psalm xxv. 12

    What are you haunted by? You will say – By nothing, but we are all haunted by something, generally by ourselves, or, if we are Christians, by our experience. The Psalmist says we are to be haunted by God. The abiding consciousness of the life is to be God, not thinking about Him. The whole of our life inside and out is to be absolutely haunted by the presence of God. A child’s consciousness is so mother-haunted that although the child is not consciously thinking of its mother, yet when calamity arises, the relationship that abides is that of the mother. So we are to live and move and have our being in God, to look at everything in relation to God, because the abiding consciousness of God pushes itself to the front all the time.

    If we are haunted by God, nothing else can get in, no cares, no tribulation, no anxieties. We see now why Our Lord so emphasized the sin of worry. How can we dare be so utterly unbelieving when God is round about us? To be haunted by God is to have an effective barricade against all the onslaughts of the enemy.

    “His soul shall dwell at ease.” In tribulation, misunderstanding, slander, in the midst of all these things, if our life is hid with Christ in God, He will keep us at ease. We rob ourselves of the marvelous revelation of this abiding companionship of God. “God is our Refuge” – nothing can come through that shelter.

    Oswald Chamber
    June 2nd Devotional

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Now that the President’s waved the Insurrection Act in the faces of governors and mayors who’re letting their cities’ businesses be burned and looted and citizens terrified for political purposes, let’s see how long until they use their powers to quell this.

      Shades of 1968…the conventions should be quite interesting. Will the governors of the states hosting the conventions stage the Guard ahead of time? Will Trump have 18th ABC units on standby? Good TV may be on the way.

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  22. bessie2003 says:

    Charlie Daniels – Beau Weevils, Geechi Geechi Ya Ya Blues:

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  23. czarowniczy says:

    2nd day into hurricane season and the panic mongers in the New Orleans weatherguesser community are ramping up the terror reporting.

    There’s usually a lead-up starting in May where the local channels start to stoke the panic, talking in dispassionate terms about the upcoming easo while showing pictures of Katrina floods and suffering. This year they have the COVID issue too so they have yet another fear factor to toss in and whip the fear into an even frothier mix. “If you don’t drown you can choke to death….or even choke while drowning!!!”

    Now we have Cristobal spinning up and the local news has that 5+-day, angry red cone pointing right at New Orleans even though there’s no consensus if it will even stay alive if it wanders into Mexico. The terror level will sloooooowly increase over the next few days, one channel in particular has a Cassandra who’s skilled in voice, eye movements and body language, raising viewer apprehensions, keeping those viewers tuned in. Two days down, six months to go.

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    • JTR says:

      DH loves it when storms head our way. The Atlanta stations show nothing but gloom and doom for hours. They pre-empt all other tv shows and he swears he knows why they won’t show anything of them below the waist, lol.
      They do seem like a weird bunch, but it seems like they all are out to outdo one another!

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  24. Lucille says:

    Obama administration hired at Voice of America people with known affiliations with the Islamic Republic of Iran
    June 1, 2020 12:00 PM By Robert Spencer

    Yet again we see it: the definition of treason is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. How is hiring agents of a regime that commands its citizens to scream “Death to America” not treason?

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/06/obama-administration-hired-at-voice-of-america-people-with-known-affiliations-with-the-islamic-republic-of-iran

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  25. greenswampgirl says:

    Czar___. Yep. Florida, too.

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  26. No mention anywhere about lying scumbag hrc testifying today about some of her crimes.
    I guess the riots are doing the job intended.
    God it is scary what these evil criminals will do to stay out of jail….

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  27. From recent news about the BIG PHARMA *manufactured controversy* regarding hydroxychloroquine sulfate or HCQS that has for many decades and remains a relatively harmless OVER THE COUNTER medicine, like aspirin, necessary in regions of the world where malaria is a prevalent PERIL.

    The BIG PHARMA manufactured FALSE NARRATIVE controversy about HCQS is due to the FACT there is only a limited supply and that even after a year of maximized production there will still be available only sufficient supply for about 10% of the world population. So a selective dispensing and rationing is being done while a lot of JUNK SCIENCE PROPAGANDA is published as DELIBERATE MISDIRECTION and blatant DISINFORMATION fully intended to deceive “the masses”. What are entirely BS “remedies” like Big Pharma endorsed virtually worthless patent drugs like Remdesivir, show little promise in comparison but are GLORIFIED by the same “crew” of damned liars. That is not what they call lying ……That is what they call *SALESMANSHIP* !

    On the following page is a link for the pdf written by a Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch that lays out everything pretty simply, but with too much deference to the Medical Directorate “death panel” decisions reserved to “prescribers” only being Medical Doctors to make that life or death decision
    as a *tyrannical CONTROL* giving EXCESSIVE authority to grant or deny what IS in FACT a safe
    over the counter medicine in MORE ENLIGHTENED and MORE FREE parts of the world, where such EXCESSIVE AUTHORITY over LIFE and DEATH is not given to medical doctors, but the INDIVIDUAL citizen is granted *informed consent* and the LIBERTY to CHOOSE.

    ” One nation under God with LIBERTY and justice for *all* ” Really ?????? Exhibit A – HCQS

    Who is FREE ? Better ask your doctor because if FREE actually means FREE in your mind well then you may need reeducation so that you have “right thinking” about AUTHORITY. Get it ?

    ” Free ” evidently isn’t what you were taught to believe it is, and THIS is a DEFINITIVE example.

    https://academic.oup.com/aje/advance-article/doi/10.1093/aje/kwaa093/5847586

    26,000 are dead from COVID in US nursing homes, *most* of them needlessly.

    Now They Are Free.

    Big Pharma and Big Pharma shill ENABLERS plainly don’t give a rat’s ass if YOU are next.

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    • When “The Peril” cheers on its success, Take the SOUL out of “The Peril”
      Rip out the heart of that Death Threat and STOMP IT !
      Discern the DECEPTION that has empowered those who would CONTROL you.

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Found this in a duckduck search for Yuri Bezmenov.
    I wish I had found The Refuge a long time ago.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/02/28/former-kgb-agent-yuri-bezmenov-explains-our-four-stages-the-new-normal-2/

    Happy to be here now, though.

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