November 14, 2017

Demonizing “thoughts and prayers”: The Left’s revealing response to Texas church massacre

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews

"Thoughts and prayers..."

It's a commonplace phrase, one that ordinary folks, along with the mainstream media and Hollywood celebrities, have frequently used after horrible crimes.

So why has the response been so different for the victims of the Texas church massacre?

Why did that well-meaning phrase suddenly become an object of mockery from elites on social media?

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commented 2018-01-11 11:38:27 -0500
God bless you Ben, I’m praying for you buddy – I think you did a good job explaining what prayer is. Jesus taught the disciples how to pray:
“Our Father, who is in Heaven, Hallowed by thy Name, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory Forever and ever” – and Christ Himself prayed •"You have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children" (Matt 11:25-26, Luke 10:21)
So True. Remembering all the brethren who are suffering at this time, we have a Future and Hope that is beyond this world, and freely available to all who follow Jesus, the light of the world.
commented 2017-11-18 18:22:48 -0500
@Paul Dixon…the buddhist saint “necklace-of-fingers” found redemption….but was mobbed and killed by the families of those he had wronged. Just as Frankie Parker walked the green mile to his execution on death row…..wearing the robes of a buddhist monk.

Even in a penal system where christian evangelicals hold the power of reprieve…it is policy that religious Damascus Road conversion…no matter how sincere or convincing…is not grounds for reprieve.

It is all very well to say “Jesus forgave my sins” …that was very generous of Jesus….but if you fail to make amends with those who you have actually pissed off your are going to die for your sins anyway.

Frankie Parker’s last words were….KHARMA SUCKS
commented 2017-11-18 10:56:59 -0500
Good job Ben. A worthy explanation of Christian prayer. I wish more non-Christians could watch this, because there tends to be a huge misunderstanding of what Christian prayer really is.

And Glenn – from a Christian perspective if the murderer really did repent of his sins (even murder!) and ask God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ before he died, he would be saved and go to glory/heaven. I know that seems quite revolting, but Jesus himself taught a parable about the principle (Matthew 20:1-16) and applied it in Luke 23:39-43. You have said that you are a Buddhist, so I would understand, from your comment, that you see it otherwise. I just thought I would show the difference. Ben would fully agree with me on this.
commented 2017-11-15 11:03:28 -0500
I really don’t think I should hold my breath waiting for the race-baiting jackass, Don Lemon of Constant Negative News, to ridicule the candle-light vigils of lefties in the same way he ridiculed “thoughts and prayers.”
commented 2017-11-15 01:22:41 -0500
Hollywood leftists think they are God, they are demented.
commented 2017-11-15 00:54:14 -0500
Too bad the leftard media weren’t as concerned about the 25 slyings per week end in America’s biggest gun-free zone Chicago. Dead air on that – I guess blacl lives only matter if there is political currency in them.
commented 2017-11-14 22:04:19 -0500
commented 2017-11-14 19:35:23 -0500
And another thought on this matter….the cynics will never convince me that the assailant’s faith in atheism was strong enough that he did not pray as he fled the wrath of of this manifestation of Michael the archangel…. come to drag him to perdition….that he did not beg for his life to be spared…that he did not promise to do better if given one more opportunity for redemption….but given the pattern of his kharma…the answer to HIS prayers was…no
commented 2017-11-14 19:19:12 -0500
I am buddhist. My prayers are addressed to Aveloketeshvera (Sanskrit for “I have heard the outcry of the world”) ….the prayers of the righteous do not go unheard.

I suppose that in a world perfect enough for the cynics this assailant would have simply dropped dead of a heart attack when he turned the ignition key of his vehicule on his way to do the deed…but then nobody would know that prayers are answered.

I remember in the movie “Massada” in 1981 the scene where the Romans are flinging captives against the cliff face with a catapult in order to break the morale of the defenders. The captain of the defenders goes into the synogogue and throws a tantrum smashing objects in the sanctuary and crying out against the injustice and demanding to know why he should worship such an indifferent god.

On the ground the Roman officer who authorized the display of cruelty was rebuked by a higher authority and made to stop…..the rabbai on top of the summit called the temper tantrum in the shrine an act of fervent prayer that caused the killing to stop.

Make no mistake….prayers were answered that day in Texas.
commented 2017-11-14 18:34:58 -0500
Excellent commentary Ben Davies.
commented 2017-11-14 18:33:38 -0500
Well said Mr. Davies.

The NRA Christian who ran towards evil to stop it definitely knows Mathew 10:34
commented 2017-11-14 18:20:00 -0500
… Why the now open antagonism and contempt for Christians?
… Rebellion against God and His Church has always been the true goal of the Left. Rebellion against the Christian moral and social foundations of our civilisation.
… It’s just that now evil is not even trying to hide it’s face.
commented 2017-11-14 17:58:55 -0500
What the vast amount of people have forgotten or fail to understand id God looks after us in the after life and we look after ourselves here on earth. What do you expect ? A god to appear and stop everything bad that happens?