Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hazardous weather outlook

Winfield Daily Courier Online
– ‎18 hours ago‎

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL…SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS. .DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT A VERY HIGH GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER IS LIKELY ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL AND …

That article is lengthy. Generally speaking, however, my area is in the middle of it. The wind and fire threat is great. We need rain. Over the past week our fire department has responded to a number of range fires.

The more general weather forecast indicates rain over the next three days. That is the forecast you see with the sunshine icons and the weepy cloud icons. I’m not sure I’d put money  on the icons, but stepping out doors it is mildly warm, wind feels raising, overcast.

I’ll go with the weather warning.

I was watching FOX and Friends this morning. That young priest they invite on fairly frequently was a guest. Killme asked the priest if one should turn the other cheek over the ISIS thing.

The priest was taken aback, just a bit, and recovered by saying that if one  were to attack Tucker (Carlson, another host on the program) then he, the priest, would attack the attacker of Tucker.

Which bothered me because the priest skipped over the part of self defense. If he would in altruism protect Tucker and not himself, of what use in the long run is his example of life if his is not worth protecting through his own efforts.

So the religious man cowers and wrings his hands and hides beneath his altar and points out evil comes, while believers crowd about and provide him shielding of their bodies?

Horse apples.

During my incapacity about a year ago, I had occasion to converse with a priest of the local faith. I asked him if his God was a vengeful God, a God of tolerance, to be sure, but a God capable of war strength and killing.

The priest said that his God was peace. All the time peace and forgiveness and love.

I asked him then who destroyed Jericho, and Sodom, and Gomorra.  And lead the Jews through surrogates from Egypt.

And he answered that God had done all that.

And I asked him if those were an act of a peaceful God or a God capable of vengeance And who, I continued, will resist the twenty million of the East to West Army at Armageddon. And who will lead the armies of the peaceful God.

He didn’t answer me, this priest of a peaceful, non-vengeful God. He couldn’t. That peaceful God tells the faithful to go and spread the word. The other side is told to go and spread the word, with the added proviso of convert your belief or die.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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