Archive / October, 2012

IS THE OBAMA RIDE OVER?

By NORMAN M. COVERT

If a man’s greatness is measured in the number of his enemies, then George W. Bush must be the most powerful man ever to inhabit the White House. He must top Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, who freed the slaves and tried, until his tragic assassination, to heal the nation’s wounds inflicted in the War Between the States.

Mr. Bush has been blamed for much that has gone wrong the past four years–that is the failed experiment called Barack Obama. A groundswell of voters thrust Mr. Obama into office on faith, just as was presentation of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.… Read More

A Lesson in the Virginia Way

Winning Campaigner Who Honored His Word

By Harry M. Covert

I have suggested on several occasions that candidates and their professional minions take oaths ”to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” And do so in public. This would certainly test the “honesty and veracity” of them all.

Naturally, I don’t include the political campaigners and current office holders of Alexandria, the city on the “Patowmack” River, a few miles from Mount Vernon where the boy George Washington said he could not tell a lie after chopping down a cherry tree. He didn’t get into the whiskey business until later in life and it’s a popular adjunct today to keeping the landmark financially stable.… Read More

New Rules for Political Jousting?

By Harry M. Covert

I am grateful this political season is coming to a climax and none too soon. Maybe, just maybe, television will get back to some semblance of order and entertainment, even though I can’t think of any programs I want to see.

While the electorate has been bombarded in every possible way and subjected to stretchers almost beyond measure, the only people making money over the course of the political battlefield have been the broadcasting industry.

Candidates of all stripes have tried to make the populace believe American society is on a treadmill to oblivion and the media has been complicit scaring the daylights out of everyone.… Read More

The Hoax of Harvard

Fun and Games Among ‘Theologians’

By Harry M. Covert

It was exciting to read about the discovery of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife. At last there is now a “Gospel According to Agnostics”. And, the thousands of misguided Christian believers can finally rejoice and take comfort knowing that Jesus wasn’t gay.

Therefore all attempts to disprove the Bible by academics, non-believing intellectuals and all-knowing literati can now be put to rest. Those in the Christian world need not go on a tangent to defend deeply held beliefs.

Of course society in the United States of America and other countries can stand together too, realizing that the Book of Common Prayer (1928 version), the Scofield King James Bible, the Revised Standard English Bible, the NIV, and others are true and correct when espousing  the wrong-ness and sinfulness of same sex marriage, homosexuality, lesbianism.Read More

A REVIEW: Jesus and Genesis, Validating Biblical Truth

“Did Jesus BELIEVE Genesis?”  By Charles L. Sanders, Ph.D; 311 pp. Holy Fire Publishing; P.O. Box 1886, DeLand, Florida 32721

Reviewed by Harry M. Covert

THIS IS AN ERA of nearly unprecedented chaos, confusion and unbelief of traditional Christian teachings and values. A remarkable book, “Did Jesus Believe Genesis?” brings clarity to the often raging debate between creationism and evolution and Christians, fervent non-believers, agnostics and atheists.

Teachings of the Bible regarding Divine creation of the universe and humanity are regularly dismissed as folly. Believers are routinely described as intellectually deficient and young people have become victims of a serious lack of biblical teachings in their homes, church and colleges/universities, both secular and Christian.… Read More