Just who is King?
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
wrote this thought, “Those who don’t know history are destined to
repeat it.” Burke was a British Statesman and Philosopher. A
Bristolian, as I am, he is generally viewed as the philosophical
founder of modern political conservatism.
I have heard this quote
used many, many times and paraphrases thereof. It is used so many
times and certainly by most of you.
Here is some history many
of you will not know.
“Let all men know how
empty and worthless is the power of kings. For there is none worthy
of the name but God, whom heaven, earth and sea obey”.
So spoke King Canute the
Great, the legend says, seated on his throne on the seashore, waves
lapping round his feet. Canute had learned that his flattering
courtiers claimed he was “So great, he could command the tides of
the sea to go back”. Now Canute was not only a religious man, but
also a clever politician. He knew his limitations....even if his
courtiers did not....so he had his throne carried to the seashore and
sat on it as the tide came in, commanding the waves to advance no
further. When they didn’t, he had made his point that, though the
deeds of kings might appear ‘great’ in the minds of men, they
were as nothing in the face of God’s power
First of all before I
continue, I really do not think this King, of whom you will read in the following, is a bad person. It is his
courtiers who are the problem. They are spin doctors and hidden faces that are somewhat mean in
their treatment of the rank and file of the peasantry. They will as
did Henry VIIIth. pay off the barons with funds so will
this King by poor advice pay off others with funds taken from the
Watching what is truly
drama in the news reporting of Hurricane Sandy, I am not surprised to
see they, the reporters have missed the true drama. Here is where
there will be a rush to dismiss the following remarks. The usual “ad
hominem” remarks and unintelligent insults will be provided by
those of both superior intelligence and “must win at all costs to
prove I am better” pundits. I am neither a crazy evangelist, nor am
I a fundamentalist. Rather I wish to be known as an orthodox
catholic, who studies, somewhat imperfectly the History of God’s
community in this world.
Canute, King of Denmark, Norway and Britain
listened to his courtiers and showed them they were wrong. Their new King,
by their own public opinion, of the most powerful country in the
world today, could not stop and cannot stop the huge tides, thrown
against the East Coast of his kingdom...... They have not yet conquered Afghanistan.
Where did these tides,
winds, weather and winds come from? Who made them? The secular
defense or answer to the question will of course be “Coincidence” and the relatively new theology of Global Warming.
These defenders are today's courtiers of the new king and the scoffers of
So I ask again just how
did winds form miles off shore, move in a time honored direction, almost it seems by some rule we cannot understand, since time and tide wait for no man. They just how did this action change for them to take an unusual turn to the west Turn to visit the most crowded part
of North America? How did a cold spell come down at the right time to
meet them? How did this all come together with the Fullness of the
moon and high tides. Which incidentally never happened at any time
before. Was this natural evolution, global warming or did Gaia,
mother nature decide to tell us a joke. She is some humorist, don’t you
think? No sign of such a huge storm before in time in the history of
the world. It is not written in the dirt of the earth from ages before nor in the ancient books. Unless we take into account the Jewish Torah or Tanakh.
Where seas were blown apart, Locusts sprang up, inhabitants of
fertile lands were defeated by a Jewish God. If the Jews do not
believe what their history tells them then they have no right to
Jerusalem. Any Jew secular or religious will of course now leave
Jerusalem immediately. The Jewish scriptures make this claim in their
revered history book. God gave this land to us.
For the wicked that
denied to know thee, were scourged by the strength of thy arm, being
persecuted by strange
waters, and hail, and rain, and consumed by fire.
When he uttereth his
voice the waters are multiplied in heaven: he lifteth up the clouds
ends of the earth, he
hath turned lightning into rain: and hath brought forth the wind out
I hope this King does not make a wrong move and bring home his army, leaving Palestine unprotected.
A day later OCT 31st.
As I knew, I was warned
that what I wrote was not charitable and was not only uncharitable
but judgmental. Also I insulted the American People and their Armed
Forces. Not one question to at least “examine” my state of mind.
First of all get this straight, there are many who can tell you of
the great honour in which I hold the US forces, which I have
communicated by sending on various links. Not one has asked what I
pray for, when I think about this calamitous occasion. Well I asked
that God if He would to take care of the little children, take care
of the old and the infirm and provide shelter for the homeless. What
did many of you pray for? I asked very specifically, "The Catholic Church would rise to the occasion and provide shelter warmth and food. That Catholics would visit the sick and take food to the elderly?" This I can tell you, generally what many
asked for was along these lines, “Let me keep my house, do not let
me die and I will behave in the future”. All ‘gimmes’ and no
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