Archives For August 2005

I’ve been graciously allowed to view some emails by Richard Guenther, the director of School Instruction At Home in Germany.

“Yesterday, I recieved an email from Alex Harris, younger brother of Joshua Harris”

But before I allow you read the emails, I must point to a brand-new, amazing blog, called ‘The Rebelution.’ Yesterday, I recieved an email from Alex Harris, younger brother of Joshua Harris, author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” He informed me that he and his brother Brett had recently started a blog with a vision to “combat our culture’s incredibly low expectations of teenagers and to create a community of young people where thinking deeply is not an anomaly or an exception, but rather, the norm.” It’s a “vision is to create, not individual exceptions, but a community of young people who corporately stand up and defy social expectations. To do that, the vanguard of our generation must network and collaborate.”

If that’s not enough to get your hooked on their blog, nothing will. Now let’s switch gears. The Harris’ have some contacts (one being Mr. Guenther), and we are now pooling our contacts to make things happen on the internet. So here we go with these interesting emails:

August 26th, 2005
[speaking on the situation in Germany]

Thank you for your kind offer to help. I really don’t know what to tell you to do. We have proven the intent of the government over and over before the courts and that from top to bottom they are not adhering to the federal law, which is guaranteed the German citizens.

Incidentally, in the former Soviet Union, the communist regime found Christians guilty of not participating in society (not being integrated) and deported them to work camps in Siberia. The brother mentioned in the attached article spent 24 years in a prison in Russia for the same reasons Christian parents go to jail and lose custody of their children today in Germany.

“The boys and girls are made to share dressing rooms when they do sports in school”

Also, I didn’t mention that further reasons parents want to take their children out of school is because the boys and girls are made to share dressing rooms when they do sports in school – they must dress together! Children are forced to go to discos on field trips! Forced to see occultic theater pieces, which the parents object to! They must go along with the whole new socialist agenda without exception!

Several people have asked if they can share what I have written with others. Yes of course you may. The word must go out!

God bless,

Richard Guenther

Also, be in prayer:

Before I sign off tonight I just want to tell you all how much you have encouraged us. No one has larger hearts than Americans. Presently, 6 mothers and 29 children of the Padernorn families are huddled together in one house in Austria. The fathers are forced to stay behind because of their jobs. These families are all Russian-German. Several of them suffered harsh persecution in the former Societ Union and are willing to be martyred in Germany if the government does not back off.

God bless,

Richard Guenther

Done.

August 30, 2005 — 8 Comments

Pretty much done with messsing with the blog. I’ll edit the sidebar, and the header, but I won’t change it anymore. So what do you think? Pretty awesome isn’ it?

Working on the blog…

August 29, 2005 — 2 Comments

Just to let you know…

UPDATE: The subscribe feature decided it doesn’t want to work. I’ve been messing around with everything, and I think I’ll stick with this template until my old one is redone. This design is so much easier to read, and looks cooler…though a bit less agenty. Please comment!

UPDATE AGAIN: The subscribe feature gives you error messages, but it does work…so try it out!

Raising Money For Walmart

August 29, 2005 — 2 Comments

Over at Wake Up the NEA, I’ve begun to “raise” money for Walmart. My goal is $1000 by the end of this week, but we’ll have to see how things go. If you’ve spent anything at Walmart, email me so I can list your contribution in the anti-Boycott.

I also wanted to mention a very good post on the Walmart situation. It’s called ” Wal-Mart Shoppers, Workers Ignore NEA-AFT in Droves.” Now that’s what I’m talking about. He links to a fantastic article.

Also, I wondered…what are my readers opinion on Unions? Do you like them?

I haven’t formed an opinion and would love to hear what you have to say…

UPDATE: Yes, my trackback was removed :-(. Ingrid, I believe you are doing many things right and well. But personal attacks go too far. In my post earlier about Rick Warren, a commenter by the name of Adam made the right type of criticism of Rick Warren. God Bless your ministry and may he work in your life, and remind you, as well as myself, that we are all sinful. We all make mistakes…Rick Warren included.

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Well, he is according to Slice of Laodicea. This “parable” is about those “thrown out” of churches for disagreeing with the Purpose Driven Life. This is blamed on Rick Warren…but is it really him that caused those people to be thrown out?

Here was the comment that I left which will probably not get through:

So you think Rick Warren is very similar to Hitler? Don’t you think that’s a bit much?

I think this parable goes too far. You know what’s funny…if you say anything good about Rick Warren in some places, you get thrown out.

Just an observation. God Bless…

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Getting the Point Across

August 26, 2005 — 4 Comments

What does it take to get a point across? Sometimes it seems like no one is listening, and you have to go to drastic measures to have an audience. Other times you have no audience at all. But with a blog, you can get your point across. You can have readers, and people who really listen. If you’re good, you’ll hold them captive by your words, and convince some to believe as you do on an issue.

But when we take a look at some comment sections on blogs, a place set apart for discussion (that’s a key word), on many blogs, we wish we had never seen them. Liberals, potty mouths, weirdos, and the like all seem to hang around there. It’s like the comment section is the bad part of the mall. And I can see why so many dislike them.
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Redneck Homeschooling

August 25, 2005 — 8 Comments

Looks like my house (yes, that was sarcasm!):

Where in the World?

August 24, 2005 — 3 Comments

Folks, I’ve been finding my niche in blogging. I’m absolutely astounded…

Yes, I’ve been blogging over at Wake Up The NEA. I told myself that I would just found it, not contribute. But for the time being, I am contributing. I’ve added a new blogger to the site who is contributing…and I must say her first post was extremely good. If you’re into any type of education, you need to keep a tab on this blog. It’s rising in popularity extremely fast with links on EduWonk, Number 2 Pencil, and Spunkyhomeschool, as well as Always Low Prices. Those are all notable edu-bloggers.

After putting up a stat counter, we’ve had over 300 visits (unique) in 3 days. I started the blog on Saturday!

As for this blog, things are going well. I’ve been working hard on some articles for Town Hall, and Virtue Magazine. But things here are going to slow down just a little. I’m going to put time into having quality here on ATO. So stay tuned.

Let Us Weep

August 23, 2005 — 1 Comment

Sudan: the location of mass genocide. Pain. Suffering. Starvation. Murder. Death. Blood.

The images coming out of the main location of the genocide–Darfur–have cut to my soul. I can’t say any more when I see these pictures. They speak louder than words. The pictures of women, children, and especiall the babies. It’s just so sad to see the pain in their eyes. Stay in prayer.

These pictures are to get the word out about the Spotlight on Darfur. Feel free to use them.
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I told myself “no”

August 21, 2005 — 4 Comments

But I don’t listen to myself. I’ve posted a little bit on the “Wake Up The NEA” blog while waiting for a blogger to take over. Yes, I’m still looking for you. Wherever you are, I need you to take control as soon as possible before I get addicted to this.

While you’re waiting, head on over and pick of some graphics and stick them in a post to get the word out. All you have to do is link to the blog and put the graphic in the post. Comment too!

I think this blog will get a lot of attention due to the fact I have seen one blog that’s pro-Walmart. Just one. All the others are anti-Walmart, anti-homeschooling, anti-whatever. Even if Walmart has done some stuff many would not approve of, the NEA’s decision to start a “Wake Up Wal-Mart Campaign” for political reasons is unnecessary and wrong.

So stop by the blog today…and please give me an email if you want to take over.