I would recommend this book for anyone whom is feeling that there is no hope left in the world.
…on my bookshelf as ‘A Darn Good Read.”
A sweet story that left me feeling good!
Beautiful story…one I recommend highly to anyone looking for a good read.
There is a sense of community closeness that is inspiring and uplifting.
The Muslim world went berserk over a 13 minute video that most of them had never seen but had, from what they had heard, offended the prophet Muhammad. So, by the thousands, they created mayhem, civil disobedience, and anarchy in 20 countries around the world and fiendishly killed our Ambassador to Libya and three of his American associates. The administration said it was a “spontaneous uprising”. The embassy issued a statement apologizing for offending Muhammad in the video. Wait a minute—it all started on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Uh–oh–it was planned and Al_Queda was involved. So, after a week of denials the administration admitted that it was, in fact, a terrorist attack. How about that. Time for a new approach.
So the President of the United States and his Secretary of State took $70,000.00 of taxpayer money and made a video apologizing to the Pakistani people for the video. The President said in the video, “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others”. Secretary Clinton called the video “despicable and reprehensible”. As far as Libya is concerned, an intense investigation is under way and those that committed the crimes against the US will be brought to justice. I’ll bet those marauding Muslims are shaking in their sandals. To the point—
Taxpayer money has been used to make those apology ads to the Muslim world. What about the Christian world. I am one of those that total one third of the world’s population (like 2.3 billion) and over a billion of us are Catholic Christians. How come we can be mocked and defiled and laughed at whenever someone feels like it? How come our guy, JESUS CHRIST, who we BELIEVE is the Messiah and the Son of God, can have His name publicly reviled and His very existence lampooned by the “intellegentsia” of the world? Is it because we are the peace loving folks, the ones who forgive others and therefore we are no threat to anyone? We are not about to blow you up or slit your throats? Is that it?
So what do we Christians get on the heels of the Great Muslim Apology by the President and the Secretary of State. We get “PISS CHRIST”. That’s what we get. This 1987 “work of art” by the”renowned” artist, Andres Serrano, famous for using urine and feces in his “art”, is what we Christians get. Something that was once branded as a “deplorable, despicable (where did we just hear that word) display of vulgarity” and was funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, is what we Christians get. On September 27 an exhibit of “Piss Christ”, which is a crucifix with the body of Christ on it immersed in Serrano’s urine, goes on display at the Edward Tyler Neham Gallery on upscale W 57th Street in Manhattan. Where is our apology video? You don’t think I am deeply offended by this attack on my deepest beliefs, beliefs that for me and many are the core of our existence. Where is our apology video?
It seems to me that if taxpayer dollars can be used to apologize to those who hate us and want to kill us, and if taxpayer money can be used to fund so called “art” that is repugnant to so many (remember the statue of the Virgin Mary covered with feces at the museum in Brooklyn) then we Christians should get an apology from our government for taking our money and using it to fund programs and people that vilify us. Slowly but surely we Christians are the ones who have become the “victims of hate crimes”.
One final thought. Since the United States of America was, in fact, attacked again on 9/11 and on our own soil, I thought that maybe at every football game across America that maybe a moment of silence would have been held in honor of those Americans killed on the new 9/11. Not a PEEP—anywhere or from anyone.
The character development within the story was great, i loved the Peaches each and every one of them.
The story is so well-written, engaging, and humorous that I found myself not wanting to put the book down.
I am loving this book.
9/11 transformed us forever. Then, on the 11th Anniversary of 9/11, our embassy in Libya was attacked and four people, including our ambassador, were murdered by extremists who hate us. Make no mistake, an embassy is a nation’s sovereign territory and those maniacs who attacked us may well have done it right down at Ground Zero or in Kansas, Oklahoma or in New Jersey. It makes no difference. It is simply a question of location. Today, Sept 17, 2012, it seems as if the world has gone mad. It seems that there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Islamics hating America and everything it stands for. They hate all of us Americans and everything we have and everything we believe in. They want to kill us.
There is a great irony that confronts us today, September 17, 2012. It is the 225th birthday of the United States Constitution. This is our document. This is what outlined this “great experiment” in freedom. This is the anniversary of when people were given rights FIRST and the government was instituted to safeguard those rights. That is the governments purpose under the Constitution of the United States of America. We have been blessed.
Freedom of Speech is in the very First Amendment. You see, in America it is okay to be an idiot. You can say the dumbest, most insulting, degrading, condescending, vitriolic kind of stuff in America and the Constitution says it’s okay. You might get smacked in the mouth or taken to court but it is not illegal to be an idiot or even a moron. So what is going on this Constitutuon Day? Is there a stifling of free speech being attempted by the powers to be–the government that is supposed to look out for us. Are they doing it under the guise of virtue? Say it ain’t so.
It seems some idiot made a 13 minute video that mocked the prophet, Muhammad. Like I said, in America you can be an idiot. But now they are blaming the madness going on in the world, the violence, the destructiuon, the killings, the hate filled rhetoric, on this guy and his idiotic video. The government has him in custody, not for his safety, but because they want to blame someone for what is happening. This idiot did not make people go berserk all over the world. There has to be more to it. Maybe generations of hatred instilled in a people looking for the least little excuse to plunder and pillage is bubbling over. Maybe the folks running amok are the idiots. Maybe our government should protect its own idiots like it is supposed to. Maybe we should never lose sight of who and what we are as a nation and protect those rights no matter what.
Thank you to James Madison, the 4th President of the United States and the “Father of the Constitution”. You did a marvelous job, Mr. President, absolutely marvelous. We owe you big time. (I wonder how many teachers in schools across the country even mentioned what today is)