Who’s to Blame for the Riots? Sermon by John MacArthur

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This is how conspiracy theories start. He was a business owner. Brinks is a company handling business cash. How else would they make business - they‘ ve got to have some legal customers,it would be suspicious if they only deal with criminals money and police informants.
Put it on Maclean's magazine, then. (Which is quite reputable.) They cracked this story open. It was their investigative reporting. Your automatic dismissal of a credible news source is not helpful for getting to the truth.

It was stated by a banking expert, and a few Mounties - that the transaction a) is highly unusual b) is the way the RCMP moves money to informants - and it was reported in Maclean’s, a reputable source of investigative journalism. It’s a news magazine. They wouldn’t risk their reputation by just making s**t up. So Maclean’s started a conspiracy? Wortman took out over $400,000 in cash. He had a small business that was legal - but the secrecy of moving $400K in cash is suspicious.
 
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There’s a lot about the situation on this Halifax news site.



I looked at one article. It raised some good points. I'm glad this is happening when systemic racism is being discussed broadly. Structural issues need to be addressed in addition to looking at police response. I hope the body that does the investigation needs to be at least interdisciplinary, and not solely done by the police.

"Furey said the inquiry must be “independent” and broad in its scope. In his view, the inquiry “should be not only about the incident” but also examine elements such as “gender-based violence and mental health.”"
 
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We need more investigative reporting like Maclean’s does. Not just reporting what xyz politician says. (This is a continuation of my previous thought, northwind, not a response to you).
 

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The great command is to love everything ... with the exception of those siblings that are well hated in a deep manner ... thus bad roots ...

This may depend on your position in the greater orders ... and the naivete rules do not allow understanding of psyche complexes! Thus KISS Prin. and gamma departs ... the dark ancient lady of the pool ...

Tis a myth for sure as ordinary people are not licensed to know truths ... playing misty? It was all a cloud ...
 
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More reporting and information seeking is done for far less bizarre and horrible crimes. Wanting more information isn’t conspiracy theorizing. It’s actually weird that there isn’t more investigative reporting, and that the public is dismissive. There have been numerous incidents of corruption in the higher ranks of the RCMP - and nobody can deny that this case is highly unusual. Even the details we do know for sure are too unusual to ignore.

(@Mrs.Anteater, about Maclean’s and their reporting Maclean's Magazine - Media Bias/Fact Check)
 
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I looked at one article. It raised some good points. I'm glad this is happening when systemic racism is being discussed broadly. Structural issues need to be addressed in addition to looking at police response. I hope the body that does the investigation needs to be at least interdisciplinary, and not solely done by the police.

"Furey said the inquiry must be “independent” and broad in its scope. In his view, the inquiry “should be not only about the incident” but also examine elements such as “gender-based violence and mental health.”"
That is interesting. I hope that the full inquiry fully covers the incident, mental health and gender based violence, and the systemic issues with policing, and police corruption.
 

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To try and drag us back to the riots, specifically in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, I offer a classic Billie Holiday protest song:

 

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Some authorities aver that questions and testing of authority will corrupt statistics!

I find it odd that the word aver is related to avarice in a variety of possessive-like determinations! Then out comes the law of 9/10's of the law is possession and the 10% is lost to them as something they have no cognizance of what so ever!

There may be know thing to it ...
 

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Did you forget this one?

And if you want to change the past decisions, contribute to the future:

 

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And if you want to change the past decisions, contribute to the future:

Fret not, folks! The Bank of Canada is going to honour another great Canadian on the $5 note, and both Sir John A. Macdonald and Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier will be bumped up to higher denominations.

How does putting someones face on bank notes change anything.

“Whose image is this,” He asked, “and whose inscription?”
 

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New Money

Both chartered banks and the BOC have a legal right to print new money without a specific reason. The BOC has held the ability to print new money since its inception; however, chartered banks did not always have this right. Before the leadership of Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, from 1984 to 1993, all banks in Canada were required to maintain at least an 8% reserve. This allowed the banks to lend out the same money approximately 12 times over. Mulroney dropped the required reserve rate to 0%. Thus, banks can lend out any amount of money, whether they have something in the way of reserves to back it or not. Though the Bank of Canada is the only institution that can print money, chartered banks can create money by entering it into a ledger when they issue a loan.

Inflation

The creation of money is inflationary, whether the BOC or a chartered bank create it. A certain amount of inflation is considered necessary to allow for an expanded economy to function. However, the federal government has effectively also given private banks some control over the money supply without accompanying government control. When the BOC creates money, the federal government can utilize the funds for various programs, including education, health, and defense. The funds can also be spent on the reduction of debt and taxes. When chartered banks create money, it goes primarily to the bank’s shareholders.

Taxation

The BOC prints money and then lends it to the federal government at a very low-interest rate. Because the federal government owns the BOC, it receives dividends, meaning it obtains the loan essentially interest-free.

So a bank note with a picture of Viola is different how?
 

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who is to blame? The John MacArthurs of this world,who are very white, and who have nothing better to do than judging others, denying the existence of racism, throwing bible verses at people and abusing God as an excuse to do nothing about the injustice going on in their neighbourhoods.
I'd beware of finding simple answers to very complex issues?

Especially where human beings are involved?

What we are witnessing today is History. The stuff you read aboot in dusty textbooks. Big sweeping uncontrollable sagas. That long after the fact people will write aboot and come up with differwnt reasons for.

Humanity isn't homogenous. Which is both good and bad. There are countless factions and tribes each with different worldviews and values.

We have Muslims who do not behead. We have Muslims for whom rape is a necessary act. We have Transsexuals for whom Deadnaming isnt a thing. We have LGBTetc peeps for whom it isnt an identity but who they like to have sex with. We have governments who are genociding populations. We have good intentioned people calling for more totalitarianism. We even have some people who have been living for a few centuries as a kind of anarchy.

Most of our world believes in talking to dead people. That it is completely normal. Most of the world believes in sacred meaning more than a word. Reality is alive. There are spirit helpers. To believe that human beings are solely responsible is funny and backward and a Belief System.

I think it can b said that a reason why our little part of the world is going nuts is that the world that has been created for us, the prison of all we are are atoms rubbing and chemicals spurting, that reality is dead, that spirits and such are delusions...is coming apart. And we cannot live in a vacuum of meaning. With no actual culture.

Of course there could b spirits that could b engaged with this as well.

Tis better I think to try to be more autonomous ans find those who move you who share some goals and beliefs and thrive with them.

Act locally. Think locally. Be aware globally.

And whenever thinking aboot a group, know that you only ever know aboot SomeButNotAll of that group. This can help for a more enjoyable life.

#MutualAid
#BeNotAfraid
#SystemicWhimsey
#JoyPrivilege
 

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Oh FFS PG. Your name calling does nothing to strengthen your argument. It makes you look like the crazy one.

Embrace your Looniness.

Every day when you wake up include a statement that you are a loonie leftie

I am and it is WONDERFUL :3

Then the next day you can change that to a Cringing Carbonbasedlifeform.

Have fun with it :3

We all have BS and the sounds of all our planks bonking against each other can be fun

#MutualAid
#BeNotAfraid
#SystemicWhimsey
#JoyPrivilege

Ps with enuf repetition youll c these words for what they are: meaningless bits of text
 

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But the decisions about prosecution are totally "on the ground". The bad behaviour is on the ground. This is not spiritual; this is systemic racism, very embarrassingly supported by some institutional religious groups.


And that is part of your Belief System and in a sense your choice when looking at that reality, in that there are facts that you are choosing in some sense to be important and some not to be; that is how human beings work.

The "Systemic Racism"is part of a Belief System that is completely spiritless and is based on Power. Not everyone (including colored people) agrees with it for different and nuanced reasons.

There are even US colored people who have Confederate flags.

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@unsafe

I am just posting parts of this Sermon by John MacArthur--read all yourselves if interested --


“Who’s to blame for the riots?”

It is because our God is faithful that we fully trust Him. He is faithful to His nature, faithful to His word, faithful to His promise, and never varies. In that faithfulness we have found our rest and our security. Now obviously, it comes to me today to speak to all of you who are listening with a view toward the current issues that all of us are very much aware of. And so I mentioned earlier in the week that I would like to pose the question this morning, and the question is, “Who’s to blame for the riots?” That’s the question, and to answer that from the Scripture, from the Word of God.

We are obviously living in very bizarre times that have produced massive fear and confusion. On top of that, our society is drowning in a sea of lies, lies about virtually everything, and lies on top of fear and confusion create an almost fatal insecurity and a devastating chaos. We have little confidence in believing what politicians say or what health officials say or what social activists say or what university professors say or what media says or, frankly, what religious leaders say. We have been lied to so constantly. And there is One to whom we can turn and always hear the truth: that is to the living God who has revealed Himself on the pages of Scripture, the one true living God. And Scripture says, “Let God be true and every man a liar.” God is the God of truth. The Son of God is the way, the truth, and the life. “Satan, the prince of this world,” – said Jesus in John 8:44 – “is a murderer and a liar.” And the whole world lies in the lap of the Evil One, and is therefore bent on killing and lying.

Humanity leans in the direction of calling evil good and good evil, substituting darkness for light, light for darkness, substituting bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. This is the nature of all of us, to believe lies, to follow the father of lies, to overturn right and wrong, and the current situation in which we live is just another historic manifestation and picture of the perversion of humanity.

You can’t shop in a store, but you can loot it. You can’t work, but you’re free to steal. You can’t attend church, but you can burn it down. You can’t eat in a restaurant, but you can demolish it. Now we’re seeing charges being brought in these riots, not against the rioters, but against the police. We see leaders who totally control the weak with fear of the flu, but can’t control the strong because they’re afraid. And by the way, if you worship the god of anger, the god of hate, or the god of vengeance, you can have church anywhere, anytime, indoors or outdoors, without any rules.

We need the truth, and the truth is in the Word of God. It’s not my task nor my interest to give you any human opinion, mine or anybody else’s, but you do need to hear from God. I want to help you to understand who’s to blame. We’ll start in Romans chapter 3, Romans chapter 3 and verse 10. Here we have a summation of human nature.



I say -----This goes on and is worth the read ----John MacArthur mentions Romans 3 verses 10 -18 as a summation of the human nature --so I am posting The verses here -----


No One Is Righteous
9 What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. 10 As it is written:

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.

12 All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”[b]

13 “Their throats are open graves;
their tongues practice deceit.”[c]
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”[d]

14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”[e]

15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and misery mark their ways,

17 and the way of peace they do not know.”[f]
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”[g]




I say ---This is My view ---------This World is in Crisis and Chaos we humans are not capable of fixing what we have created -----God is the only one who can fix this mess -----Romans 3 does say it well for me as to what is wrong with this world today ------


So in the John's first Paragraph he asks this question ------- I would like to pose the question this morning, and the question is,Who’s to blame for the riots?”


I ask
----how would you personally answer this question ? ---

Jesus is the cure

I'm glad for the peaceful demonstrations.

Abhor the hate-and-ressentiment-fueled riots--Wokeism is now free range mixed with a multitude of other tribes. Destroying history. And what happens when they get the ones who are using the wokists to ger their way? If its like past history, those woke soldiers will be the first to be disappeared.

I'm glad it looks like more people won't take this insanity anymore. More willing to speak out. Which is not without a cost.

Greyface is too strong right now.

Or perhaps everyone is getting a world they want.

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