Residents use pig races to deter building of mosque
(11/29/06 - KTRK/KATY, TX) - There's an awful lot of exciting news when you round the corner on Baker Road. One of two big yellow signs announces a new neighbor is coming soon.
K.I.A., that's the Katy Islamic Association, plan to build a mosque here.
So it seems the community at the end of Baker Road has a pretty good fight. But this fight has gone much farther than many between two neighbors. You see in these fights, sometimes neighbors throw mud at one another. In this instance, they're wallowing in it.
Craig Baker owns pigs. He's the guy behind the second big yellow sign on Baker Road. That's the one announcing Friday night pig races....
Must have been those nasty prods that made up the word limbo in the papish church. If you care to ask any papist like I have done,as what limbo means to them and their church,they will tell you it is a place for the UNBAPTISED BABIES. But you have to ask youself,why if it has not been the teaching of the papist church,the pope would set up a commision of 30 theologians to come up whith a "more coherent and illuminating doctrine" in tune with the modern age.
I am always surprised when people like you tell me what a travesty of illogic the Church in which I have based my faith in Christ is. If you don't want to be Catholic...fine....don't become one. On whose terms? Hmmmmm! Shall I base my faith on the bible?....Which bible?....According to which interpretation of which bible shall I base my faith?....I only have over 33k versions of Christianity to choose from. I think that I will base my faith on Jesus Christ as I understand him...based on my bible (New American Bible)...according to the Authorities that I believe really have authority to teach and make laws as a stand-ins for Christ. A Church that is older than any other...whose dogma's doesn't change with the years.
GG On who's terms? 1. On Christ's terms as reveled only in the Bible, 2. On the mixed authority of "reason", the authority of the church, its tradition and its ever shifting interpretation of the Bible, or 3. On your own authority?
Rejoice therefore...Protestant...because I have never rejected Christ's salvation nor his authority over me. Did you think that Hitler's army would be defeated by tea and crumpetts or by people committed to justice for the wrong-doers and mercy for the innocent?
I am deeply concerned about how Muslims act. The only hope they have (and we have) is if vast numbers of them come to Christ as Lord and Saviour.
What I'm trying to say is that this is far more likely to happen if we show them love, respect and if we confidently interact with them with the view of presenting the gospel to them.
If we don't do this, we'll alienate them and they'll feel justified in murdering and bombing people that have such contempt for them.
Rom 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
(PS, I know you're never likely to come out of the Roman Catholic church if us Protestants continue to act as pig-headed, ignorant brutes towards you. It would be a pity if our pride and arrogance was the excuse you used for rejecting Christ's salvation and the sole authority of His Word the Bible.)
Protestant...I think, for you, there is a disconnect between reality and how you think things really are. 1-Of course muslims believe America is a Christian nation, this my not be true, but I'm convinced they think so. A whopping 95% believe in God, there are less than 3% muslims, that's at least 92% that don't believe in Allah. Al Qaeda isn't trying to bring us down because we're Shite. We have always claimed, before recently at least, to be a Christian country, but so did England of much of Europe. 2-Of course the muslims will think he is Christian, would another muslim stand in their way and become impudent? As far as what muslim's believe about how Christians act, you only have to listen to them go on and on about the Crusades. It only happened 900 years ago, but you'd think that we roasted muslims over a slow fire. 3-Does loving your enemy mean that you must let him wreck your nation, rape your women, forcefully convert your children and cut the heads off of your friends? Why can't we loving bring them to heel and remove the oppression of this heresy from off of their backs. 4-Even God is slow to anger, but he does eventually get angry. King David was a man after God's own heart...how many Phillistines did he plant? 5-Why aren't you as concerned about how muslims act?
If Muslims believe that America is a Christian nation, they'll believe that this guy is a Christian and that this is how Christians behave. By the sounds of this forum, they'd be right, but that's not what our Lord taught us to do.
If we reject the Lord's commands to love our enemies, I've got no doubt that the Lord will use them in judgement against us.
Protestant: You're a better man than I am...Gunda Din! And, whats more important, you are probably morally correct. However, I am not quite ready for the following: 1-To be killed for my faith...not yet! 2-To have my family killed for theirs! 3-To be killed without a fight. 4-To see Islamic-Facists take over the USA 5-To see other Americans, old and young, be intimidate into joining their infernal religion. 6-To see Sharia courts spread their dirty tenacles in my country. 7-To lay down and play dead in front of the biggest threat to Freedom since Communism and Hitlerism. 8-I tend toward emotionalism...sometimes!
Other, than that...I'm fine with it! So...bring on the pigs!
Now before you go thinking Craig Baker is unfair, or full of hate, or somehow racist, hear him out.
Baker has long roots here. His family named the road and when the new neighbors moved in, he tells us, they asked him to move out.
"Basically that I should package up my family and my business and find a place elsewhere," said Baker. "That's ridiculous, they just bought the place one week prior and he's telling me I should think about leaving."
if thats true I would not classify this as unchristian or christian, but non-violent protest. kind of funny too.
but if its untrue the guy is acting a little immature.
I have always thought that carrying a live pig on ALL flights would deter terrorists. They cannot kill innocents (along with themselves)if they are to die alongside and perhaps touching the carcass of a pig. This may not be "politically correct," but it would give defense without lethal weapons.