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Response to Robert White’s letter

 

Clark Williams

 

Thanks for your great paper. It is the only paper I buy, for you allow all viewpoints to any issue.  

 


Robert White (With regards to your letter of liberal drivel about he Obama inauguration) Man, what planet did you step off of? There was some really weird ideas in your letter. You wrote of: 

 


1. The dawning of "A New Age" of peace, love, harmony, respect. 

 


2. Two million people with a sparkle in their eye and love flowing from their hearts. Actually what I saw was mass hysteria and hero worship of the entrance on the scene of our new Indonesian Hitler.  

 


In your letter you spoke of the "Christ consciousness descending like a dove." My Bible (not the Quran) says in John 1:35 that the spirit of God descended like a dove-in Jesus (not in Barack Hussein Obama). On the other hand, you are not alone in thinking that the new president is a special man for millions of others will agree with you. All in all, our new Muslim president has been referred to as Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lewis Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam. 

 


3. Also, in your letter you state that after the dove of Christ descended that "Much light, unfathomable light came to this man" and he is shedding that light for all (1) to see (2) to have hope (3) to be lifted up (4) to hear the trumpet sound.  

 


Readers, does that sound familiar? Of course it does. That came directly from the Bible. For as we have been taught as little children, Jesus Christ, (our precious savior) is the light of the world and our hope is in Him. 

 


Mr. White, in closing you invite us to join you and "billions and legions of spirit friends." Thanks, but no thanks. I, and the over 48.5 million people that were not deceived and did not vote for this "new Messiah" say that we will not bend our knees to Allah or to His new man in the White House. So, Mr. White, that is my answer to your letter. If you, Oprah, Montel, McCain, and the liberals in Hollywood and college professors are offended by this, that is just tough, get over it. 

 


Clark Williams 

 


West Point

 

 

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Article Comment A reader commented at 2/4/2009 2:54:00 PM:

What would make someone write a letter to the editor that is so critical of someone else's personal beliefs about the world in general? The fact that there are "Christians" like Mr. Williams scares me more than the idea of a Muslim in the White House. Obama's election was obviously an event that gave millions- if not billions- of people hope in a way I have not witnessed before. A little optimism and brotherly love- despite your political beliefs- would certainly not hurt a thing.

 

Article Comment A reader commented at 2/4/2009 2:57:00 PM:

One more thing: The fact that Mr. Williams appreciates the CD's willingness to print many opinions is- in itself- hope so thanks for that.

 

Article Comment Mr. Muhammad commented at 2/4/2009 3:48:00 PM:

It's LOUIS Farrakhan...not "Lewis"...

Is this the kind of academic fruit that "West Point" is producing?

Troubling, indeed.

 

Article Comment Mr. Muhammad commented at 2/4/2009 3:51:00 PM:

OH...One More tidbit of information.

I'm sure that your "Christian Pride" will be challenged by the historical fact that MANY of the Presidents of the United States were, in fact, MUSLIM SHRINERS.

Do a "google search".

 

Article Comment Mr. Muhammad commented at 2/4/2009 4:04:00 PM:

OH...One More tidbit of information.

I'm sure that your "Christian Pride" will be challenged by the historical fact that MANY of the Presidents of the United States were, in fact, MUSLIM SHRINERS.

Do a "google search".

 

Article Comment Jamie commented at 2/5/2009 1:18:00 PM:

Though I do not know a person's heart, I do believe that Mr. Wiliiams is probably a Christian. For a true Christian does not distort the Bible and its scripture the way Mr. White did. Obama is NOT the light. Although his point was made over and over with the comments of A reader and Mr. Muhammud(fitting name). Many unfortunate people do believe that Obama is the light. I think the point that Mr. Williams was trying to make is that Jesus is the Light. And no matter how much you want Obama to be the next coming, you will soon see that you were dupped just like the rest of those Americans who voted for him. I guarantee you will be waiting for your "free money" until the true Light comes back.

 

Article Comment A reader commented at 2/5/2009 5:11:00 PM:

It's okay to invest lots of hope in someone without thinking them a deity. I don't believe Mr. White's intention was to say Obama is holy... only that he is a symbol of great hope. Symbols like that have the ability to move people the same way religion does. Obama wasn't elected because people thought he was holy... it was because of his obvious intelligence, thoughtfulness and even keel. Jamie, what is the "free money" you are referring to?

 

Article Comment JC commented at 2/5/2009 5:55:00 PM:

It's hilarious how the same people who claim that Obama is a secret Muslim are the same people who claimed that he spent 20 years being brainwashed by a Christian minister.

The next four to eight years are going to be fun!

 

Article Comment Jamie commented at 2/5/2009 8:21:00 PM:

A reader...The free money I am referring to is the money that many Obama voters believe they are getting. I listened to a radio show after he was elected where poor pitiful souls were calling in saying things like, "I can buy a house now." or "Now I'm going to get my 40 acres and a mule." It was comical and sad all at the same time.

And JC. ....If you think that the next 4-8 years are going to be fun ( and I pray for only 4) then you are a masochist (look it up). If he doesn't get a clue, our great-great-great grandchildren are going to be paying for this. If you think the economy is bad now, wait for 4 more years of this.

 

Article Comment Andre commented at 2/5/2009 8:23:00 PM:

What's silly is that SOME Christians reject other people of faith because they don't call themselves Christians, while it is a well known FACT that Jesus was NOT a Christian. People in the Bible called him the King of the Jews, but he never said he was that. Christians, Jews, Muslims, and others tend to view people of faith according to what they profess instead of what they do. That's ignorant.

Also, silly is the fact that all three major groups of monotheistic believers in God (Christians, Muslims, & Jews) expect the return of a MAN called Messiah or Christ, but they all reject the notion that any MAN could be HIM. Questions: When Christ returns what will He have to do to convince the so-called believers in Him that He is in fact The Messiah, The Christ? What MAN will you accept as The Christ?

Even though scripture clearly depicts him as a Black Man this is rejected even as the Pope of Rome as a depiction of Christ and His Mother as Black People (Shrine of the Black Madonna). I've read where Christian scholars say that he's "olive". A Green Saviour is better than a Black Saviour I guess.

Now I see why some just can't stomach a Black President with a Muslim name. Hypocrites.

 

Article Comment Andre commented at 2/5/2009 8:31:00 PM:

Or more specific, now I see why some just can't stomach a Black President who's a Christian with a Muslim name. Hypocrites!!!

 

Article Comment Jamie commented at 2/5/2009 8:57:00 PM:

Andre...are you atheist? Serious question...because obviously you are not a follower of the bible. When Christ comes back again, he won't have to convince anyone who He is. At the second-coming, we will all rise up and meet Him in the air...That's how I'll know. How will you know? Christians ABSOLUTELY DO NOT expect the return of a man...We expect the return of God...See Jesus was Man and God...

Bless your heart..truly...I will say a thousand prayers for you.

Also, stop trying to play the race card...you can't do that anymore. Obama is president. I hate that he is..but it's not because he is black. It's because he's never held a "real" job (community organizer, how laughable), does not know basic economic principles, and will continue to mount up more and more debt with his extravagant spending. He will raise taxes and make empty promises....Dont believe me??? Give it about 6 months and you will see.

PS. What scripture are you referring to?

 

Article Comment Andre commented at 2/5/2009 10:45:00 PM:

No. I'm not an atheist, Jamie. I'm an serious student of Biblical Scripture. How arrogant of you to conclude that I don't follow the Bible based on my post. ". . . we will all rise up and meet Him in the air." Do you understand that to mean literally meet Him in the air? Have you ever heard of a metaphor? I don't need your prayers. Christ taught us all how to pray and get what we NEED from the Father through Him. You said, "Christians ABSOLUTELY DO NOT expect the return of a man...We expect the return of God...See Jesus was Man and God... " So you do expect the return of a MAN in form who possesses the indwelling spirit of GOD. Race card? I don't play cards. I state the facts. I the movie industry Blair Underwood wanted to do a movie where he would play the role of Christ, and the Catholics, Protestants, and many others publicly stated their outrage. But, when white actors play the role of Christ in movies no one says a word. I only mentioned President Obama to highlight a manifestation of White Superiority Mentality among SOME whites that has it's roots in Western Christian Teaching. It is the height of hypocrisy for you to hate that Barak Obama is President because "he's never held a real job." There are past Presidents whose resumes are much thinner that Obama's. I guess being a United States Senator is not a "real" job. Previous administrations, the Federal Reserve, and Wall Street have robbed the country blind, but you find so much fault in a President whose been on the job for 15 days? President Obama has possibly inherited an unfixable mess unless God helps him. He'd better pray without ceasing for HIS help. Scripture? Revelations 1: 14-15. Also, Solomon a descendent of Jesus described himself as a black, attractive, man. Dark like the tents of Kedar. Song of Solomon 1:5. Look up the people of Kedar in that time.

 

Article Comment Dispatch Support commented at 2/5/2009 11:35:00 PM:

Hi all. Thanks for all the activity on this letter to the editor. Let's move the spiritual debate to the Message Boards and save the comments for the story. Here's a link to the message board.

 

Article Comment Jamie commented at 2/6/2009 9:29:00 AM:

Andre, I am not arrogant, just right. I take the Bible as literal not metaphorical. The scripture in Revelations refers to bronzed skin...the normal skin color of someone who is middle eastern. The Bible is a historical document. You should be careful not to distort it.

When you vote "present" on major issues because you don't have a clear stance, than I would say that you really don't know what you are doing in Senate. He did inherit a horrible mess because of congress, but spending more and more is not going to make it any better. Let the country fix itself..A free market will do that...Big government won't fix anything longterm. Like I said give 6 months, everyone will be singing a different tune.

 

Article Comment Jamie commented at 2/6/2009 9:45:00 AM:

Andre, I am not arrogant, just right. I take the Bible as literal not metaphorical. The scripture in Revelations refers to bronzed skin...the normal skin color of someone who is middle eastern. The Bible is a historical document. You should be careful not to distort it.

When you vote "present" on major issues because you don't have a clear stance, than I would say that you really don't know what you are doing in Senate. He did inherit a horrible mess because of congress, but spending more and more is not going to make it any better. Let the country fix itself..A free market will do that...Big government won't fix anything longterm. Like I said give 6 months, everyone will be singing a different tune.

 

Article Comment Andre commented at 2/6/2009 7:18:00 PM:

Yes. You are indeed ignorant when it comes to Biblical Scripture being completely literal and historical. Some of it's verses are literal and many are allegorical with the usage of metaphors to communicate deeply scientific and spiritual truths. Any layperson should know that it is a FACT that the Bible is not only a historical document, but it's also a prophetic document. I don't have to distort what many so-called scholars have already distorted. In my 1941 Copyrighted authorized King James version Illuminated Bible; published by John A. Dickenson Publishing in Chicago, IL. Revelations 1:15 says HIS feet were ". . . like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace . . ." In my 1995 Copyrighted NIV Study Bible published by Zondervan Publishing in Grand Rapids, MI Revelations 1:15 says HIS feet were ". . . like bronze glowing in a furnace . . ." Burnt brass or bronze is black not Middle Eastern looking. Even so, why is Jesus always depicted as being white when you admit that his not? I guess now you'll say what difference does it make. You selectively punish Obama for doing what nearly every U.S. senator in history has done before him. Let the country fix itself by way of a free market with grotesquely GREED people running Wall Street and the Federal Reserve? That's ignorant and naive. Please, it's not my intent to be offensive, but it's to drive home my point.

 

Article Comment Andre commented at 2/6/2009 7:32:00 PM:

Ok Dispatch Support. I'm done.

 

Article Comment Jamie commented at 2/7/2009 10:08:00 AM:

I, in no way, disagree that there are metaphors in the bible. We shall rise up like doves (metaphor)...GOT IT...But we will meet Him in the air (not a metaphor)....I completely agree with you that the Bible is not only historical but also prophetic (see my post days ago, where I say that) If you want God, Jesus whoever to black, I don't care. None of us has ever seen Him. I simply go by what the Bible says, and I believe that He was middle eastern..I have never argued that he was white. I have also never drawn a picture of Jesus as a white man either.

Btw, you can find a Bible translation to say whatever you want it say. I go by the Old KJV. I am not ignorant, but I would say that you and millions of others are if you think Obama is going to get us out of this mess...I pray that I am wrong, and he makes me eat my words. But anyone who has any sense at all knows that you spend away a deficit. We are billions in debt, lets spend 9 million dollars to refurbish tennis courts and I think the Lincoln memorial could use a facelift...GIVE ME A BREAK...who is ignorant?? Let's not even get into the Federal REserve. Now we are just printing money like its just other paper. At the end of hopefully only 4 years, we will have a deficit of 2 trillion. I hope God says 4 years is enough. Allowing Obama to be elected was God's way of punishing us for turning our backs on Him. Now, Dispatch Support, I am also done.

 

Article Comment Dispatch Support commented at 2/9/2009 8:32:00 PM:

By all means, please continue in the message boards.

 

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