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True “Spiritualism” creates “oneness” with God, something, no Religion can accomplish!

Posted in Children, Christ, Darkness, Fallible, God, God is not a religion, God's love, God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Infallible God, Light, Oneness with God, Religion, Sin, Spiritual Strength, Spiritualism, Spirituality with tags , , , , on November 13, 2012 by sheriffali

God has never been and will never be a “Religion,” irrespective of what that Religion is or may be. Without exception, unequivocally, “all” Religions are the product of “mortal, infallible and imperfect man,” hence the reason for society’s disarray caused by man’s argument about who or what is the true religion.

 

The saint in public is a devil in private, dealing in flour by day and in soot by night. The cake which is burned on one side; is dough on the other! A cake not turned is soon burnt on the side nearest the fire, and although no one can have too much of God, there are some who seem burnt on black with bigoted zeal for the part of truth which they have received, or are charred to a cinder with a vainglorious Pharisaic Ostentation of those religious performances which suite their humor. The assumed appearance of superior sanctity frequently accompanies a total absence of all vital Godliness.

 

Has God’s grace gone through the very centre of our beings so as to be felt in its divine operations in all of our powers, actions, words and our thoughts? To be sanctified, spirit, soul and body; should be our aim and prayer; and although sanctification may not be perfect in us anywhere in degree, yet it must be universal in its action; there must not be the appearance of holiness in one place and reigning sin in another, else we too, wilt be “a cake not turned.”

 

If it be so with me, O Lord, turn me! Turn my unsanctified nature to fire of Thy love and let it feel the sacred glow, and let my burnt side cool a little, while I learn my own weakness and want of heat when I am removed from Thy heavenly flame.

 

Let me not be found a double-minded man, but one entirely under the powerful influence of reigning grace; for well I know if I am left like a cake unturned, and am not on both sides the subject of Thy grace, I must be consumed for ever amid everlasting burnings!

 

Thomas Carlyle, [1795-1881] following Plato, [437 B.C.] pictures a man, a deep pagan thinker, having lived in a cave all his life…  http://wp.me/p1wG70-eD

 

 

 

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FLIGHTS OF INSANITY

Posted in Cruelty, Darkness, Flights of Insanity, God, God's Spirit, Hades, Heartless, Heaven, Hell, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Illness, Patience, Poverty, Progress, Recovery, Sadness, September 11, Sickness, Sin, Spirituality, Towers of Tragedy on September 10, 2012 by sheriffali

September 11, the innocent were on the flights
And with no comprehension, knew not their plights,
The ideologically demented – they were on board
Fanatically disillusioned, was their concept of God

In their anguish and anger they commandeered the planes
With impunity for themselves, but for life, nothing but disdain,
So with instructions from “Sheol” they crashed into the Towers
Shockingly unimaginable destruction came in less than an hour

With so many lives that seemed headed for the grave
New York’s rescuers, exemplified the true meaning of – ” brave”,
Rushing into the buildings not knowing what to expect
Down came the mighty Towers and the smell of death

O! Father of light and Giver of unmerited grace
In this our darkest moments, show us Thine face,
Bless our aching hearts with a preamble of Your plan
For we trust in Your goodness, when you raise Your “right” hand

This tragedy is so immense, we just cannot comprehend
But this evil, we are sure, You will bring to an “end”…

© 2001-2011 by Sheriff G Ali

Author’s Comments:


“When pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God, more than all.” [C.S. Lewis] LORD, HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIES OF YOUR MERCIES!

 

 

President, John F. Kennedy: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Senator, Robert Kennedy: President, Gerald Ford: Senator, Ted Kennedy and President, Lyndon B. Johnson.

Posted in ANN ROMNEY, Children, Christ, Clint Eastwood, Cruelty, Darkness, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, God's Spirit, Hades, Heartless, Heaven, Hell, Hope for better tomorrows, Housing Market, humility, John F. Kennedy, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Gerald Ford, President Obama, Progress, Recovery, Scrooge on September 3, 2012 by sheriffali

I speak only for myself and people can disagree with me, but, having studied their lives from High School through University and from a humanitarian standpoint, these people truly cared about every human being, their Country and the World, but, that came at a cost and that cost was “The price one pays for caring and for doing good.” Most of the time you are grossly misunderstood by people, not necessarily uneducated or ignorant people, but, people who live by the assumption that any good deed must carry with it, some ulterior, sinister motive!

 

We don’t define History because History is about the past; however, our “deeds” allows History to define us as to whether we were a beacon of hope and light, or, a scrooge of darkness that permeated hopelessness!

 

As for President Barack Obama, I do believe that he possesses a “Spirit” in the likes of those above, but, it is going to take time, before History would be able to articulate one way or the other.

 

However, I do believe that History would be Kind to Mr. Obama because he risked his entire Presidency to do something that previous Presidents only talked about and that something is the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Health Care Reform.” In addition, he used his initial goodwill at the inception of his Presidency to “bail out our financial Institutions including the Auto Industry that kept us from falling into the abyss.”

 

Some Americans have very short or convenient memory and that is; “former President George W. Bush handed to President Obama; “an almost bankrupt country; two wars and two tax cuts which were unpaid for; unfunded programs and a collapsed Housing Market caused by deregulations for which Wall Street and most of the Banking Institutions used to scheme the American people out of their; Homes; Jobs; Saving and everything they had worked for all of their lives.

But, for Mitt Romney, The Republican Party and their followers, all of these disasters are somehow President Obama’s fault.   

 

The Narcissistic Poisonous Group of America; inspired by Republicans for taking our country back to 1964 and before!

Posted in ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Clint Eastwood, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Cruelty, Darkness, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, God, Heartless, Heaven, Hell, Hope for better tomorrows, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Patience, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Recovery, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, Women's Rights on September 2, 2012 by sheriffali

Clint Eastwood

 Is now a proud member of the

“Narcissistic Poisonous Deluge Group”

Of America!

 

For all the wrongs that George W. Bush did in 8 years that literally turned America upside down and almost bankrupted us, people like Clint Eastwood and most in the Republican Party just hop backwards 32 years to Jimmy Carter and then fast forward to President Obama, [sort of like Bush never existed] and they blame Obama for all that ails us. Mr. Eastwood went as far as blaming Obama for either starting the Afghanistan War or for not ending it!

 

Clint Eastwood has been and will always be my movie hero, but, it is truly sad to see how he fell from grace being Mitt Romney and the Republicans Puppeteer.

 

No President in the History of America has been treated so disrespectfully like President Obama has, and continues to be. However, Eastwood’s utterances though very offensive, it is pale in comparison to what others have said and continue to say.

 

The statement “We have to take our country back,” it is not just some political misnomer, for it carries with it deep and indelible memories that dates back to 1964 and before.

 

All of these phantasmagoric rationales and internecine fabrications that the Republicans and their surrogates use to discredit Obama, is a “black stain” against us in the eyes of the world, simply for one simple fact; “we are always advocating to others about freedom of speech; tolerance; democracy; equal rights and a litany of noble things, but, the problem is that; “people often doubt what you say but they always believe what you do!”

 

Mr. Eastwood has now had the grand privilege of becoming a member of the “Narcissistic Poisonous Deluge Group of America.”

 

Present members;

 

New Gingrich; Sarah Palin; Michelle Bachman; Mitch McConnell; Condoleezza Rice; Mitt Romney; Paul Ryan; Donald Trump; Rupert Murdoch’s Puppeteers; Bill O’Rilly; Shawn Hannity; Britt Hume; Greta Van Susteren and so many others that it would literally take thousands of pages to write out of the names.

 

My advice to these people are; “there is a God and He is often accused of being slow, but be sure and know, He is never late!”

The Middle-Class; the Poor; the Elderly; Children; they deserve better than what Romney, Ryan and the Republicans would do them, again!

Posted in ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Children, Christ, Commitment, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Cruelty, Darkness, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, Heartless, Heaven, Hell, Hope for better tomorrows, Housing Market, Illness, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Recovery, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, Veterans, Women's Rights on August 30, 2012 by sheriffali

Just as a Rabbit cannot explain speed to a turtle, the extremists cannot decipherer the truth! – Romney – Ryan – Republicans; they don’t just play loose with the truth, “they tell bold face lies in the form of RED-MEAT,” permeating it to not all but some who are too full of hate; dumb or are still embedded with racism for which the Media would never acknowledge.

 

I am no racist, but if I would state that racism doesn’t exist, “I would be telling a bold face lie,” because, I don’t claim to be the smartest man in the world, but having been subjected to racism and discrimination because of my heritage and my name, I am living proof that people in all societies all over the world, are intertwined and entwined in some form of racism and discrimination.

 

One can talk about hard times but you would have to “actually live in hard times,” to truly appreciate the meaning of “hard times.” It is the same with “Starvation,” you can make claim to comprehend “Starvation,” but, you would have to experience “Starvation,” to know how it feels.

 

Make no mistake, there is a wide river between being hungry and starving and the latter would break the strongest person, after three or more days of “having nothing to eat!” Believe me, I know!

 

By all account I should be following the Republicans because my income fits in with their agenda, but the reason why I could never be part of that group is simple.

 

I have lived hard times; I have starved; I was ill and couldn’t get medical help, so despite having lifted out of that dungeon by the grace of God and my willingness to rise out of that misery, my heart pains me to see just how difficult life is for so many, not only in America, but around the world!

Trying to explain and or convince the Hard-Right Republicans; “truth, facts and reality,” is the same as “a Rabbit trying to explain speed to a Turtle.”

Posted in ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cruelty, Darkness, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, Heartless, Housing Market, Love Food, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, The Elderly, Women's Rights on August 29, 2012 by sheriffali

Following in the footsteps of Mitt Romney’s campaign, rarely have so many convention speeches been based on such shaky foundations and the lies and distortion continues and will continue until November 6, 2012 and thereafter.

 

Mitt Romney and The Republican Clan haven’t only been dishonest in distorting President Obama’s speech on “You didn’t build it,” verbally, they have resorted to actually “editing” the Video, and Mrs. Ann Romney and Governor Chris Christie insistence about “you can Trust Mitt to tell you the truth,” right along with God, Patriotism and no one ever asked for Mitt’s Birth Certificate,” is self evident of how badly the Republicans have fallen from grace over the years.

 

This is what the President actually said:

 

“Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.

 

Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

 

In another campaign season, the fact that the opposition edited the president’s voice to say something he didn’t say would be regarded as alarming by the media, however, this election it is just another day on the campaign trail.

 

The three businessmen the Republicans found who claims that the President insulted them “WITH YOU DIDN’T BUILD IT,” maybe the only three businessmen in America who have never made use of the interstate highway system, an Airport or the Internet, never benefited from farm price supports or a government-backed student loan, or never enjoyed a business-related tax break.

 

In the final analysis, to feel ashamed one has to possess conscience and in that regard, not all, but most Republicans are “morally bankrupt!”

Ann Romney: Your illnesses and your recovery, use it as a blessing and not for self-gain, I know, I am a Cancer survivor and woke up from a Coma!

Posted in ANN ROMNEY, Christ, Coma, Darkness, God's Spirit, Hades, Heaven, Hell, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Illness, Light, Mitt Romney, Out of body experience, Recovery, Sickness, Surviving Cancer on August 28, 2012 by sheriffali

I would never attempt to speak for God but I do express my own opinion and that is, when we fall to illnesses and face daunting odds but yet live, God gives us that special blessings to pass on to others for His Glory and not for our self gain.

 

Whether or not that gain is for money, position, power, I think it doesn’t sit well with our Lord who paid the ultimate price for our redemption. I faced odds that in accordance with the best medical that money could pay for, I was never going to live. According to the Doctors, the root of my cancer was in the marrow in my spinal cord and without a “marrow transplant,” there wasn’t any hope for me.

 

My entire medical escapade was written out some years ago and for whom ever that might be interested, it would only take a few minutes of your time to open the link and read the contents.

Surviving Cancer and waking up from a Coma.

http://wp.me/p1wG70-fu

 

Real Clear Politics most Recent Electoral College Map reflecting no Toss Ups States!

Posted in Children, Cruelty, Darkness, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, GOP PLATFORM, Heartless, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Patience, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Progress, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, Sadness, Sub-Prime Mortgage, Super Pac, The Elderly, Women's Rights on August 26, 2012 by sheriffali

The information reflected on the image is from www.realclearpolitics.com and I have attached the link below.

 

Real Clear Politics Electoral College Maps reflecting May through August 23, 2012 with no toss ups are;

 

May: Obama 368, Romney 170;

 

June: Obama 303, Romney 235;

 

July: Obama 332, Romney 206

 

August: Obama 303, Romney 235.

 

As we are all aware, it takes 270 Electoral College Votes to win the Presidency. What is self evident is that, although the numbers have changed, Former Governor Mitt Romney has never surpassed President Barack Obama.

 

From the hundreds of articles I have posted on my Face Book and Google Plus Pages and tweeted, it is no mystery that I support the President. My lack of enthusiasm and non-support for Mr. Romney is solely based on Romney’s constantly changing positions dating back to 1994, when he ran to unseat the now deceased Senator, Ted Kennedy.

 

People often doubt what you say but they always believe what you do, and in regards to “saying and doing,” Mr. Romney falls vividly short in his Political Positions as well as his Policy Positions.

 

As often said, “a day in Politics is a life time,” hence, anything is possible! However, with eight years of Former President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and their Republican Policies that lead to an “Orwellian Terror State and bankrupted our Nation,” I do not believe that America has forgotten, the deep and unforgiving troubled waters that they left us in and how far we have come, irrespective of all of the negative commotion that are being permeated against the President.

 

Sometimes it is difficult for me to comprehend the Voters logic or intellect or both, when it comes to their decision making process, thus let us look at a few factors.

 

From January of 2001 through August of 2008, Bush’s polices lead to the creation of two million, six hundred thousand jobs, but from September 2008 until the day Mr. Bush left office, there was a job loss of three million two hundred thousand jobs. Job losses were at the rate of eight hundred thousand per month.

 

And, this continued into the Obama’s Presidency and well into almost all of 2009, until Obama’s policies were implemented. At the inception of 2010 through the end of July 2012, four million five hundred thousand jobs were created.

 

The Dow Jones fell from a high of 14,000 plus to 6,500 in 2007 and 2008. Today, August 26, 2012, the Dow Jones is at an all time four year high of 13,100 plus.

 

The two wars and the two gigantic tax cuts Bush generated were never paid for, hence when Obama took office, the bills came due and the Republican Party who was part of all of these debts, they held off raising the Debt Ceiling in a timely manner causing us for the first time, to lose our Triple A [AAA] ratings.

 

Of the five trillion dollars increase in our National debt since Obama took office, 88% were spent paying off the unpaid bills left by Bush and only 12% were used to implement and sustain Obama’s policies.

 

The Republicans allowed Wall Street and the Banks to go unregulated and they created a scheme whereby, they took home-owners mortgages, packaged it and sold it to investors as Derivatives [Sub-Prime Mortgage] and this was the catalyst that totally collapsed the housing market causing millions of Americans to lose their homes and millions more are living in homes that is classified as “underwater,” and may yet lose their homes.

 

John Paulson, the Hedge Fund Manager made his fortune betting that the sub-prime mortgage market would collapse, is worth 12.5 billion dollars. He has donated one million dollars to Super PAC’S on behalf of Romney and the Republican Party. He is one of the 23 people along with the Kochs brothers, David, Charles and William that are using their wealth to unseat Obama and elect Romney, so that they can add more billions to their already existing fortunes, whilst 98% of America would sink further back into the deep and unforgiving waters we were left in, at the end of 2008.

 

Amazing isn’t it! Obama is blamed by Mitt Romney, The Republican Party and the Republican and some Independent Voters, for all that ails us and our country.

 

 

 

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map_no_toss_ups_race_changes.html

 

 

HIS SPIRIT LIVES IN ME!

Posted in Christ, Darkness, God's Spirit, humility, Illness, Light, Sadness, Sin, Spirituality, Uncategorized on November 30, 2011 by sheriffali

The hours that the sun sheds her light

Much stronger I am within,

But when darkness brings the night

Looms the horrors of sin

 

As the evening shadows begin to fall

Sadness captures me,

No longer am I standing tall

I fall on bended knee

 

This life is hard to explain

Even to those that care,

I’m trying hard to hide my pain

And, my insatiable fear

 

I know my Lord controls the world

Despite my tragedy,

For He is the Master of my soul

And, His Spirit lives in me!

© Sheriff G Ali 2011

 

http://sheriffali.blogspot.com/2011/11/his-spirit-lives-in-me.html

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