Mormons vs. the Song of Solomon

More on the subject of a previous post.

Whether Solomon is actually the author is doubtful. The composition has many beautiful phrases and lyrical prose, often quoted in nonreligious literature.

Song of Solomon — Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–Day Saints

Solomon had too many wives, according to the First Books of the Kings.

And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. … And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father.

1 Kings 11:3, 1 Kings 11:6

That’s a lot of angry women in the library. Did Solomon do such evil in rejecting them? How does he answer those charges?

There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number. My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Song of Solomon 6:8–9

Those other women are nothing but jealous bridesmaids. And who was his wife?

am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 1:5

She was a black woman, and the story of their love is also documented in 1 Kings 10:1–13 and 2 Chronicles 9:1–12. And what does Jesus say?

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

Luke 11:31

DOJ ‘Alumni’ call for Bill Barr to resign

More than 1,110 former Justice Department officials … posted a statement Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.

More than 1,100 former prosecutors and other DOJ officials call on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign
By Laura Jarrett, CNN, Updated 1:21 PM ET, Sun February 16, 2020

What a bunch of good-for-nothing frat boys! Just let on as if they’ve learned a thing or two at the home of their alma mater.

We, the undersigned, are alumni of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) who have collectively served both Republican and Democratic administrations. Each of us strongly condemns President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s interference in the fair administration of justice.

As former DOJ officials, we each proudly took an oath to support and defend our Constitution and faithfully execute the duties of our offices.

DOJ Alumni Statement on the Events Surrounding the Sentencing of Roger Stone

“Collectively served.” To the layman, that is nothing but the labor union’s EEO/DOE “collective bargain” which includes a coerced confession but no actual trial of the facts in court. The defendant’s only option is to plead guilty and accept the “deal” under a perverse system of “participatory” or “non-adversarial” justice.

“The fair administration of justice.” There is something wrong with that phrase already. Justice as such has been handed down as fiat, and now they purpose to administer it fairly.

Stone … did not take the stand during the trial and his lawyers did not call any witnesses in his defense.

The Denver Post: Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

And those former officials took an oath, did they? That oath, to support and defend the Constitution and faithfully execute the duties of office, is where they went wrong, to impose such a harsh sentence on a man who — as it was painfully obvious at the time of sentencing — should not have been convicted in the first place.

Those Democrats can no longer conceal their partisan biases and political vindictiveness in a court of law, or hide their raw desire for revenge upon us who have endeavored to frustrate them in their evil plans to subvert the Constitution and destroy our lives, deprive us of liberty, and take our property, utterly without cause.

So much for academic peer review

It’s the notorious European-dominated publish-or-perish system of academic publishing, and journals that tout phony “impact factors” which in turn are required of research faculty by institutional administration.

At risk is the profit powerhouse of Elsevier’s parent company, UK-listed Relx, Europe’s biggest media company by market capitalisation, which reports its annual results on Thursday. The academic division’s £2.5bn revenues are just a third of company turnover and grew at about 2 per cent in 2018. But the chunky margins — roughly 37 per cent — mean it accounted for 40 per cent of Relx’s operating profit.

But its willingness to experiment has increased markedly since Kumsal Bayazit, an Istanbul-born former management consultant, took over as chief executive last year.

FT: Mutinous librarians help drive change at Elsevier
Alex Barker and Patricia Nilsson in London, February 11, 2020

Now who in the world is this “Kumsal Bayazit?” I can’t find a single academic paper published in her name. An MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with honors from the University of California at Berkeley. Born and raised in Turkey? There’s a new CEO at Elsevier, without even so much as a doctorate degree.

It’s a paper mill. The Age of Enlightenment and Academia is over, and Europe has officially reverted to the Dark Ages.

Why Mormons are not Christians

How are we supposed to react to the Mormon position on the Song of Solomon in the Holy Bible?

When I ask my Old Testament students at BYU what they know about the biblical book Song of Solomon, they respond almost in unison, “It’s not inspired!”
“How do you know that?” I ask them.
“Joseph Smith said so,” they reply. My students accept the Prophet’s assessment, as indicated in the Joseph Smith Translation. And so do I. …

Reading the Song of Solomon as a Latter-day SaintDana M. Pike

That might be an opinion of art or literature to say that some writing or other is “not inspired.” But this is worse. It is widespread religious doctrine.

There are three and only three articles of Christian faith in the Apostles’ Creed.

The Mormons are in denial of the third article, of Sanctification, when they refuse to consider the holy writings of King Solomon to be inspired.

The Song of Solomon is inspired because it spiritually describes the love between Jesus Christ and His church, namely the congregation of all true believers. When the Mormons deny the inspiration of this Holy Scripture, they are in denial of the second article of the Creed, of Redemption.

The Song of Solomon has a natural meaning, of love, between one man and one woman. When the Mormons deny this, they are in denial of the first article of faith, of Creation, as it was God who first created man in His own image, male and female, saw that it was not good that the man should be alone, and put the woman together with the man in the Garden of Eden.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:17–20

If the law was the five books of Moses, then in any case Solomon was a prophet, and the law and the prophets included all the canonical books now known as the Old Testament, including the Song of Solomon.

But not one of the three articles of Christian faith is left for the Mormons when they exclude that book from the Holy and inspired Scriptures. The Mormons remain in unbelief. It would not bother me so much, if they didn’t have a religion, or if they didn’t peddle it from door to door and thump that Bible everywhere they go so much, but they make an entire religion out of their unbelief and denialism of the holy writings of the very Bible they preach over.

In a practical sense, Mormons have too many “wives” — not lawfully married — and there is altogether too much prostitution, vice, and corruption ruling in every land where that is the dominant religion, and as a consequence they cannot believe in the love or faithfulness between one man and one woman as it is written in that book, let alone appreciate its literary beauty in an artistic sense.

The Deep State’s fake news

You can’t make this stuff up. Straight from the horse’s mouth, as they say.

(CNN) — President Donald Trump is deeply invested in the idea that there is a “Deep State” embedded within the government bureaucracy — and centered in the Department of Justice — which actively worked to defeat him in 2016 and then sought to undermine him once he won the presidency.

That conspiracy theory, which has never had much merit, suffered a near-fatal blow Friday afternoon when the Department of Justice declined to pursue criminal charges against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. (McCabe is a CNN contributor.)

Trump’s ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theory just took a big hit
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
Updated 4:27 PM ET, Fri February 14, 2020

Hello? Is the Secret Service on the line? The black phone or the red phone? Ring, ring, ring! McCabe defected or resigned from the FBI just over two years ago, and now he’s hard at work at CNN, which is in denial of the Deep State, but at the same time so defensive of it, that they are making direct death threats against the President of the United States.

McCabe has not yet been accused of a crime in this matter. A resumption of investigation into his criminal activitites is association with the Mainstream Media would be highly appropriate, especially if there is evidence that the investigation was reported dropped against him in response to death threats made against the President, i.e, the “near fatal blow” bragged up by an associate editor “at large.”

CNN does appear to be propagating a direct threat of assassination and coup d’état against the Trump administration, by and on behalf of the Deep State. Perhaps that is out of a sense of frustration and disbelief at the failed impeachment. It is no wonder that Trump complains of “fake news” when Deep State law enforcement goes to work at Mainstream Media to spread establishment statist propaganda.

FBI’s crackdown on medical doctors

I read the Health Care Fraud News from the FBI’s website, and I believe civilian law enforcement is far too lenient on the medical profession. The doctors who short us in bed cannot be allowed to make up for it at work. Joseph, the husband of Mary, was not a fool. There were no medical instruments in their possession, nor did they perform unnecessary surgery in the filthy stable where the baby Jesus was born.

And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.

Luke 5:31

I believe those doctors were already tried and convicted in the courts of the Most High when they first thought to take the knife to an innocent newborn babe — or even one not yet born. All that remains for them in this life is to serve out their temporal punishment under the letter of the law as harshly as we can mete it out to them, until at long last their souls are delivered to Satan for that everlasting torment in the flames of hell fire, the eternal damnation which they have so richly merited by their temporal works on this earth.

They are no longer human, those doctors, but cunning monsters and beasts of prey, bent with an unnatural appetite for drugging and butchering human beings. If we were men, we would put them to death, justly and without hesitation or fear of retribution on our part, for every tiny error, mistake, omission or oversight on their part.

But we are not men. We are only mice and lab rats to the trials of involuntary experimentation of modern medicine. Human flesh is but meat for the carnage to those wicked doctors, WHO, Planned Parenthood, and all the rest.

Partisan DC federal court sentencing

“The Judges of this Court base their sentencing decisions on careful consideration of the actual record in the case before them; the applicable sentencing guidelines and statutory factors; the submissions of the parties, the Probation Office and victims; and their own judgment and experience,” said DC District Court Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell. “Public criticism or pressure is not a factor.”

CNN: DC federal court chief judge: ‘Public criticism or pressure is not a factor’ after Trump ripped proposed sentence for Roger Stone

The judges in DC are too far out in legal left field. We feel they need to be called them to task on several points.

  1. The reference to “the actual record” is a veiled reference to “actual [military] service in time of war or public danger” — “actual” or “actually” — that was a code word used in the Deep South by the Confederate militia to bring serious criminal charges against Union sympathizers without a proper indictment by a grand jury.
  2. Sentencing guidelines and statutory factors need to be moderated by Constitutional protections against “cruel and unusual punishments.”
  3. It is inappropriate for the Probation Office to bring reports to the judge’s chambers without presenting them in open court and allowing proper cross-examination and counter-argument.
  4. Victims need to be limited to seeking compensation for actual damages they have suffered as a result of the alleged crimes. Otherwise their role as stateside witnesses for the prosecution is suspect, especially in view of preexisting vindictiveness and political enmity.
  5. The personal experiences or biases of the judge cannot be a valid basis for judgments to be issued from the bench in a court of law.

This unprovoked political assault by district judges and progressive lawyers on the White House is reminiscent of “certain lewd fellows of the baser sort” who “gathered a company, … set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason” in the Bible [Acts 17:5].

Hope Hicks is back at the White House

Hicks was a communications director for Donald Trump from 2017 through March 2018, when she resigned over an allegation, or rather, tongue-in-cheek confession, of “white lies” and went to work for Fox News as a chief communications officer and executive V.P.

There is a lot of argument and pettiness over Hicks’ work history. There is always some awkwardness associated with youth, inexperience, and changing roles in one’s career, but that can be a strength when others are too established, too professional, and a little bit too experienced at what they do. Hicks may be a good fit after all for Trump’s style, which is very brash and off-the-cuff, without the excessive respect for establishment, etiquette, protocol and politeness.

Is she or was she a “fashion model?”

If you work or have business interests at any notable level in the clothing industry, it is rather impolitic to appear in public in your competitor’s clothes. Otherwise a skeptical public will ask, “Why is this woman selling clothes to us that she won’t wear herself?”

Clothing is a basic human need, on par with food and shelter, and the “fashion model” question is somewhat moot because anyone with that high a political profile has to be a “model” in some sense or another.

The most important question, now, for Hope Hicks, is whether she can present a case to the public, why voters, and especially women voters, should vote for Donald Trump to keep him in the White House for a second term.

Donald Trump himself makes a good case to other men; at the same time, female voters tend to be a contentious battleground for the Republican Party, and Trump can cartainly benefit from a female perspective campaigning for reelection in 2020.

Eight “tells” of dishonesty from a former FBI agent

  1. speak in absolutes, ‘always’ and ‘never’
    • “Absolutes” are characteristic of abstract concepts, not concrete occurrences.
  2. brag by downplaying accomplishments
    • Are you looking for a job? How are you supposed to talk about the things you’ve done?
  3. try to please by judging people you know
    • Some of us have mortal enemies in this life, and we seek friends or at least allies who will not betray us to our enemies.
  4. highly defensive
    • Many of us have been attacked, and unjustly accused, time and time again. We constantly have to defend ourselves to stay alive, stay out of jail, and stay out of the mental hospital or psychiatric ward.
  5. love to debate
    • We can’t be a doormat in this life. We have to make our points, and hold to our principles, even when other people disagree.
  6. talk too much and say too little
    • We’re sick and tired of the left’s continual and progressive legal attacks on us for our speech and writing.
  7. don’t know how to apologize
    • Yeah, it’s like we’re supposed to have a white guilt pity party, and apologize for the Holocaust, or something like that, as if we identify so strongly with our captors, tormentors and oppressors that we should apologize on their behalf for their inhumanly cruel conduct.
  8. uncomfortable body language
    • When we, as targeted individuals, are uncomfortable, it is obviously because we are lying or not telling the truth. Yet when certain “other people” are uncomfortable around us, it is obviously because we are doing something criminal and wrong, and they have every right to file a whole slew of restraining orders, no-contact orders, protective orders, and criminal trespass orders against us.

These eight points were raised by a “retired FBI special agent and former chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program.”

Unfortunately all of these psychological tells, or rather fortune-teller lie-detector signs, or “red flags,” are highly subjective, and used by politically motivated popular culture “experts” to distort the facts and truth beyond recognition in court as they continually pursue their vicious and unfounded criminal and civil cases against us.

Abortion is worse than pedophilia

Let there be no doubt. Abortionists are murderers.

A Catholic priest in Rhode Island last week condemned lawmakers who supported the state’s abortion bill and said they should be denied communion. Now he is suggesting abortion is more heinous than pedophilia.

CNN: A Catholic priest in Rhode Island suggests abortion is more heinous than pedophilia

And those murderers should be excommunicated.

Rev. Richard Bucci of Sacred Heart Church in West Warwick described abortion as “the slaughter of innocent children.”
“We are not talking about any other moral issue, where some may make it a comparison between pedophilia and abortion,” Bucci told the station. “Pedophilia doesn’t kill anyone, and this does.”

NBC News: Priest in Rhode Island says abortion worse than pedophilia, which ‘doesn’t kill anyone’

The Reverend is referring to the Massacre of the Innocents from the Gospel of Matthew. The great moral issue is that some adults love children, while others hate children, because children interfere with their adult lifestyle.

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

Matthew 2:16-18, Jeremiah 31:15, Genesis 35:16-18.

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Mark 10:13-16

Child abuse is horrible, the priest is not denying that. But what did they do to Jesus, when He put His hands on the little children and touched them? Yes, they crucified Him, because He was the lover of innocent children. And yet our modern doctors find no fault with the conduct of that wicked and evil King Herod, and these overeducated vaxxers and census-takers continue to inflict the same unnecessary and bloody atrocities against little children even to this day with all their cruel butchery of human flesh and unnecessary cutting around with the knife, “routine” circumcisions and Caesarean sections, harmful regimens of unneeded drugs, vaccination shots and so on and so forth.