Church of Christ dating service

Modern dating culture can be quite daunting. It can be especially awkward when dating or “courting” someone in your church. Here are some tips on how to avoid serial dating practices and enjoy ... Free Christian dating sites that offer unlimited matching and messaging have blessed the lives of millions of single Christians all around the globe.Almost 31% of the 6.9 billion people in this world identify as Christian, but that doesn’t mean meeting Christian date prospects is a cakewalk. For one thing, not all of them are single. […] Church of Christ Singles site that allows you to meet and chat with other single members of the church from all over the world! Welcome to ChurchofChristSingles.com Join Now! ... Online dating and personals at ChurchofChristSingles.com ... Meet Christian singles and find your match made in heaven. Join the number 1 free Christian dating app. Over 130,000 singles matched. In cultures where dating or courtship is acceptable, dating can help youth develop friendships and eventually find an eternal companion. Youth in the Church are taught to wait until at least age 16 to begin dating and to date only those who have high moral standards. One of the benefits in dating another Christ is that both of you are struggling together. You will both be trying your best to remain pure. That is why it is so important to choose your dating partners very carefully. Dating is international day - we need to treat it as american! Christ Class: Bible Study Request Studying Resources. Church of Christ Singles site that allows you to meet and chat with other single members of the church from all over the world! Members: Remember me Forgot password? Currently we have 161971 free members, 298 gold members. We help you keep your contact information private until you decide it’s safe! ... Online dating and personals at ... Mutual is the world's most popular dating app for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (known as LDS or Mormons). Available for free on iPhone + Android. The services offered by Mutual LLC are neither made, provided, approved nor endorsed by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church of Christ Singles Mingle social network. Meet new friends here today! II. The Church is the body of Christ. In v. 25, the church is the wife of Jesus Christ. But in v. 30, the church is called the Body of Christ: we are members of His body, it says. Paul changes the imagery to emphasize something important. The image of the bride tells us deep things about the devotion and love of Christ Jesus for us, His bride.

Victoria records 15 new cases and 5 new deaths

2020.09.23 00:12 Stoaticor Victoria records 15 new cases and 5 new deaths

New cases reported in the last 24 hours

 
DHHS: Media Release - Wednesday, 23 September
 

14 day numbers

23 September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 412 29.4 41
Regional 15 1.1 0
 
22 September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 459 32.8 45
Regional 23 1.6 0
*Rolling 14 days number of cases of unknown source of acquisition.
For previous available numbers, please refer to the wiki here.
 

Cases to date

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Confirmed cases +15 20,100 (+9)*
Active -66 554
Recovered +85 18,713
Deaths +5 771
Aged care (deaths) +5 609
Community transmission +0 4,268
Test results received 15,741 2,609,485
Hospital -8 75
ICU +0 8
Ventilated +1 6
*9 cases were reclassified and added back.
 

Active cases breakdown

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Active -66 554
Metropolitan Melbourne -58 537
Regional Victoria -6 14
Colac Otway -3 5
Greater Geelong +0 2
Greater Bendigo +0 1
Ballarat +0 0
Unknown/Under investigation -1 3
Interstate +0 1
Overseas +0 0
 

Other

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Total aged care active -44 284
Healthcare workers active -1 73
Healthcare workers total +3 3,510
Disability accom. residents +0 0
Disability accom. staff +0 4
 

Aged care outbreaks with 1 or more active cases

✅The table below was last updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 at 4:26:16 pm AEST.
  • Aged care outbreaks: 34 (-3)
  • Total cases: +42
  • Total active: -129
  • Total staff: +14
  • Total residents: +6
  • Total other: +22
  • Total deaths: +10
Facility name LGA Suburb Total - cases Total - active Total - Staff Total - Residents Total - Other Total - Deaths
Estia Keilor 2** Keilor Downs Brimbank 38 (+8) 43 (+11) 14 (+2) 21 (+4) 3 (+2) 1 (+1)
Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Avondale Heights Moonee Valley 76 (+6) 30 (+5) 27 (+1) 27 (+1) 22 (+4) 6 (+1)
Doutta Galla Aged Services Woornack Sunshine Brimbank 59 (+3) 26 (-11) 22 20 17 (+3) 5 (+1)
Opal Hobsons Bay Altona North Hobsons Bay 34 (+6) 26 (+3) 10 (+2) 21 (+2) 3 (+2) 3
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Werribee Wyndham 256 (+1) 21 (-8) 129 (+1) 101 (-1) 26 (+1) 27
Mercy Place aged care Parkville Melbourne/Moreland 104 (+2) 17 (-1) 37 (-1) 58 9 (+3) 20 (+1)
Sutton Park McKenzie Aged Care Melton South Melton 83 (+1) 17 (-22) 31 (+1) 46 6 7
Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East Brimbank 19 (+1) 15 (-1) 6 (+1) 13 0 2 (+1)
Princeton View Aged Care Brighton East Bayside 82 (+3) 14 (-14) 43 28 11 (+3) 7
Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility Sunshine North Brimbank 124 9 (-1) 54 53 17 10 (+1)
Churches of Christ Care Arcadia Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 22 (+1) 8 (-1) 12 (+1) 10 0 3
Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility Sunbury Hume 122 (+1) 7 (+1) 49 (+1) 53 20 20 (+1)
Arcare Sydenham Aged Care Facility Sydenham Brimbank 52 (+1) 7 26 (+1) 22 4 6
Epping Gardens Aged Care Epping Whittlesea 219 6 87 102 30 36
Twin Parks Aged Care Reservoir Darebin 128 6 (-1) 46 80 2 22
Glendale Aged Care Facility Werribee Wyndham 108 (+3) 6 (+3) 46 (+3) 45 17 17
Baptcare Brookview Community Westmeadows Hume 19 6 (-4) 8 10 1 1
Estia Aged Care Heidelberg Banyule Heidelberg West 121 (+2) 5 (+2) 68 (+2) 29 24 10
Bluecross Aged Care Facility Ruckers Hill Northcote Darebin 131 (+1) 4 (-10) 59 48 24 (+1) 12
Japara Elanora Aged Care Brighton Bayside 72 (+1) 4 (-2) 31 31 10 (+1) 11
CraigCare Aged Care Facility Pascoe Vale Moreland 103 (+1) 3 (-3) 46 47 10 (+1) 15 (+1)
Japara Central Park Aged Care Facility Windsor Port Phillip/Stonnington 48 (+1) 3 (-12) 22 18 8 (+1) 2 (+1)
Mecwacare John Atchison Centre Hoppers Crossing Wyndham 96 2 (-23) 39 44 13 19
Estia Health Aged Care Facility Keysborough Greater Dandenong 28 2 13 8 7 3
Estia Aged Care Facility Ardeer Brimbank 166 1 85 50 31 17
Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes Kilsyth Yarra Ranges 140 1 55 61 24 20
Kalyna Care Aged Care Delahey Brimbank 108 1 (-22) 44 57 7 25
Doutta Galla Aged Care Yarraville Maribyrnong 90 1 43 41 6 17 (+1)
Bupa Aged Care Edithvale Kingston 85 1 (-1) 34 44 7 17
St Georges Benetas Organisation Aged Care Facility Altona Meadows Hobsons Bay 75 (-1) 1 37 (-1) 32 6 12
Glenlyn Aged Care Facility Glenroy Moreland 68 1 (-1) 23 40 5 4
BlueCross Autumdale Cheltenham Bayside/Kingston 55 1 (-1) 30 24 1 13
Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Bernadette's Sunshine North Aged Care Sunshine North Brimbank 19 1 13 4 2 3
Arcare Maidstone Maidstone Maribyrnong 7 1 6 0 1 0
Menarock Life Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 68 0 (-12) 27 20 21 7
BlueCross Westgarth Northcote Darebin 35 0 (-2) 18 14 3 6
St Basil's Homes for the Aged in Victoria Fawkner Hume/Moreland 216 0 (-1) 94 94 28 44
**Unsure why there are more active cases than confirmed cases.
 

Active cases - other

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL active TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
HEALTH Alfred Hospital - - +3 10 11 Sept: 23, 22, 21, 20, 19
HEALTH Footscray Hospital Footscray Maribyrnong +1 12 18 Sept: 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15
OTHER Casey community Hallam/Narre Warren Casey -3 19 43 Sept: 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 14, 11.
OTHER Dandenong Police Station Dandenong Dandenong -3 3 18 (+1) Sept: 23, 20, 19, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
EDU Wydinia Kindergarten Colac Colac Otway - 5 16 Sept: 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12,
OTHER Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer - - - 7 64 Sept: 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
OTHER Bulla Dairy Foods Colac Colac - 6 20 Sept: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Frankston Hospital Frankston Frankston - 6 90 Sept: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus Parkville Melbourne - 10 unknown Sept: 7.
OTHER JBS Brookyln Brooklyn Brimbank - 19 unknown Sept: 6.
 

Other outbreaks in the last 14 days

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
OTHER Security Guard - Vic Parliament House East Melbourne Melbourne - 1 Sept: 13
HEALTH Peninsula Health (incl. Frankston Hospital) - - - 90 Sept: 13, 5. 2, 1. Aug: 31, 27, 29, 25, 24, 20, 18
OTHER Woolworths Altona North Hobsons Bay - 1 Sept: 11
OTHER Woolworths Glen Eira Caulfield - 1 Sept: 11
 

⚠️High-risk locations as of 23/09⚠️

The table below was last updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 at 3:03:49 pm AEST. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
Added:
  • Woolworths, Coburns Central Shopping Centre, 523-531 High St, Melton, VIC 3337
  • Melbourne Airport, McDonalds (store inside the airport), Melbourne Airport, VIC 3045
Removed: None.
Points to note: None.
Location Site Exposure period Date
Melbourne Airport McDonalds (store inside the airport), Melbourne Airport, VIC 3045 20/09/2020 - 21/09/2020 Sept: 23
St Albans FMIG radiology, 103 main road west St Albans 3021 Sep 10, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21
Sunshine Baby Mode Sunshine Sep 13, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21
Sunshine North Dan Murphy’s Sunshine, 47 McIntyre Rd, Sunshine North VIC Sep 14, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21
Brunswick Chemist Warehouse Sep 11, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21, 17
Burwood East Burwood One Shopping Centre Sep 13, 2020 → Sep 14, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21, 17
Clifton Hill Provans Mitre 10 Sep 10, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21, 17, 16
Craigieburn Craigieburn Shopping Centre Sep 11, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21, 17, 14,
Hoppers Crossing Woolworths Hoppers Crossing. Morris Road and Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing 3029 Sep 19, 2020 Sept: 23, 22
Hoppers Crossing Pacific Shopping Centre Werribee, 250 Heaths Road, Cnr Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing 3029 Sep 17, 2020 Sept: 23, 22
Melton Woolworths, Coburns Central Shopping Centre, 523-531 High St, Melton, VIC 3337 Sep 16, 2020 → Sep 17, 2020 Sept: 23
Melton Primary Medical and Dental Centre, 247-251 Station Road, Melton VIC 3337 Sep 16, 2020 → Sep 17, 2020 Sept: 23, 22
Narre Warren Westfied Fountain Gate Aug 18, 2020 → Sep 6, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21
Niddrie Woolworths Central Shopping Centre, Keilor Road Sep 18, 2020 Sept: 23, 22
Oakleigh South Woolworths Oakleigh South, Cnr Warrigal Rd &, Centre Rd, Oakleigh South VIC 3167 Sep 14, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21
Roxburgh Park Coles Roxburgh Park Sep 6, 2020 → Sep 10, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21
Roxburgh Park Freshplus Roxburgh Park Sep 10, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21
Westgate Port Melbourne KFC Sep 11, 2020 → Sep 12, 2020 Sept: 23, 22, 21, 17, 16
 

Other exposure sites

Site Location Exposure period Reported
Woolworths Burwood East 05/09 Sept: 10
 

The department is investigating cases linked to

Outbreak Suburb Reported by DHHS
None reported n/a Sept: 20th - 23rd
BlueCross Riverlea aged care facility Avondale Heights Sept: 19
Commercial Fitout Solutions Eltham Sept: 18
Alfred Hospital ward - Sept: 17
Uniting AgeWell Camberwell Community Condare Court Camberwell Sept: 17
None reported n/a Sept: 12th - 16th
Family cluster #1 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
Family cluster #2 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
A ward at Monash Health Sept: 11
Mercy Place aged care facility Templestowe Sept: 10
submitted by Stoaticor to CoronavirusDownunder [link] [comments]


2020.09.22 01:00 Stoaticor Victoria records 28 new cases and 3 new deaths

New cases reported in the last 24 hours

 
DHHS: Media Release - Tuesday, 22 September
 

14 day numbers

22 September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 459 32.8 45
Regional 23 1.6 0
 
21 September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 482 34.4 47
Regional 23 1.6 0
*Rolling 14 days number of cases of unknown source of acquisition.
For previous available numbers, please refer to the wiki here.
 

Cases to date

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Confirmed cases +28 20,076 (-3)*
Active -37 620
Recovered +61 18,628
Deaths +3 766
Aged care (deaths) +3 604
Community transmission +2 4,268
Test results received +11,123 2,593,744
Hospital -9 83
ICU +2 8
Ventilated +2 5
*3 previous cases reclassified.
 

Active cases breakdown

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Active -37 620
Metropolitan Melbourne -36 595
Regional Victoria -3 20
Colac Otway -2 8
Greater Geelong +0 2
Greater Bendigo +0 1
Ballarat +0 0
Unknown/Under investigation +1 4
Interstate +1 1
Overseas +0 0
 

Other

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Total aged care active -4 328
Healthcare workers active -5 74
Healthcare workers total +3 3,507
Disability accom. residents +0 0
Disability accom. staff +0 4
 

Aged care outbreaks with 1 or more active cases

Changes reported in the last 24 hours:
  • Aged care outbreaks: 37 (+0)
  • Total cases: +8
  • Total active: -87
  • Total staff: +3
  • Total residents: +0
  • Total other: +6
  • Total deaths: +4
Facility name LGA Suburb Total - cases Total - active Total - Staff Total - Residents Total - Other Total - Deaths
Sutton Park McKenzie Aged Care Melton South Melton 82 38 (-1) 30 46 6 7
Estia Keilor 2** Keilor Downs Brimbank 30 32 12 17 1 0
Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Avondale Heights Moonee Valley 73 (+3) 29 26 26 21 (+3) 5
Doutta Galla Aged Services Woornack Sunshine Brimbank 56 29 (-9) 22 20 14 4
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Werribee Wyndham 255 23 (-6) 128 102 26 (+1) 27
Opal Hobsons Bay Altona North Hobsons Bay 30 (+2) 23 10 (+2) 19 1 3
Princeton View Aged Care Brighton East Bayside 80 (+1) 22 (-6) 43 28 9 (+1) 7
Mercy Place aged care Parkville Melbourne/Moreland 102 17 (-1) 38 58 6 20 (+1)
Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East Brimbank 18 14 (-2) 5 13 0 2 (+1)
Menarock Life Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 68 11 (-1) 27 20 21 7
Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility Sunshine North Brimbank 124 10 54 53 17 9
Japara Central Park Aged Care Facility Windsor Port Phillip/Stonnington 47 9 (-6) 22 18 7 1
Churches of Christ Care Arcadia Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 21 8 (-1) 11 10 0 3
Baptcare Brookview Community Westmeadows Hume 19 8 (-2) 8 10 1 1
Epping Gardens Aged Care Epping Whittlesea 219 6 87 102 30 36
Twin Parks Aged Care Reservoir Darebin 128 6 (-1) 46 80 2 22
Arcare Sydenham Aged Care Facility Sydenham Brimbank 51 6 (-1) 25 22 4 6
Bluecross Aged Care Facility Ruckers Hill Northcote Darebin 131 (+1) 5 (-9) 59 48 24 (+1) 12
Glendale Aged Care Facility Werribee Wyndham 106 (+1) 5 44 (+1) 45 17 17
CraigCare Aged Care Facility Pascoe Vale Moreland 102 5 (-1) 46 47 9 15 (+1)
Mecwacare John Atchison Centre Hoppers Crossing Wyndham 96 5 (-20) 39 44 13 19
Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility Sunbury Hume 121 4 (-2) 48 53 20 20 (+1)
Japara Elanora Aged Care Brighton Bayside 71 4 (-2) 31 31 9 11
Estia Aged Care Heidelberg Banyule Heidelberg West 119 3 66 29 24 10
Kalyna Care Aged Care Delahey Brimbank 108 3 (-20) 44 57 7 25
BlueCross Westgarth Northcote Darebin 35 2 18 14 3 6
Estia Health Aged Care Facility Keysborough Greater Dandenong 28 2 13 8 7 3
St Basil's Homes for the Aged in Victoria Fawkner Hume/Moreland 216 1 94 94 28 44
Estia Aged Care Facility Ardeer Brimbank 166 1 85 50 31 17
Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes Kilsyth Yarra Ranges 140 1 55 61 24 20
Doutta Galla Aged Care Yarraville Maribyrnong 90 1 43 41 6 16
Bupa Aged Care Edithvale Kingston 85 1 (-1) 34 44 7 17
St Georges Benetas Organisation Aged Care Facility Altona Meadows Hobsons Bay 76 1 38 32 6 12
Glenlyn Aged Care Facility Glenroy Moreland 68 1 (-1) 23 40 5 4
BlueCross Autumdale Cheltenham Bayside/Kingston 55 1 (-1) 30 24 1 13
Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Bernadette's Sunshine North Aged Care Sunshine North Brimbank 19 1 13 4 2 3
Arcare Maidstone Maidstone Maribyrnong 7 1 6 0 1 0
**Unsure why there are more active cases than confirmed cases.
 

Active cases - other

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL active TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
HEALTH Alfred Hospital - - +0 7 8 Sept: 22, 21, 20, 19
EDU Wydinia Kindergarten Colac Colac Otway +0 5 16 Sept: 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12,
HEALTH Footscray Hospital Footscray Maribyrnong +1 11 17 Sept: 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15
OTHER Casey community Hallam/Narre Warren Casey -6 22 43 Sept: 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 14, 11.
OTHER Dandenong Police Station Dandenong Dandenong - 6 17 Sept: 20, 19, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
OTHER Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer - - - 7 64 Sept: 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
OTHER Bulla Dairy Foods Colac Colac - 6 20 Sept: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Frankston Hospital Frankston Frankston - 6 90 Sept: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus Parkville Melbourne - 10 unknown Sept: 7.
OTHER JBS Brookyln Brooklyn Brimbank - 19 unknown Sept: 6.
 

Other outbreaks in the last 14 days

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
OTHER Security Guard - Vic Parliament House East Melbourne Melbourne - 1 Sept: 13
HEALTH Peninsula Health (incl. Frankston Hospital) - - - 90 Sept: 13, 5. 2, 1. Aug: 31, 27, 29, 25, 24, 20, 18
OTHER Woolworths Altona North Hobsons Bay - 1 Sept: 11
OTHER Woolworths Glen Eira Caulfield - 1 Sept: 11
EDU Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus Burwood Monash - 1 Sept: 9
 

⚠️High-risk locations as of 22/09⚠️

The table below was last updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 at 12:24:48 am AEST. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
Added:
  • Hoppers Crossing - Woolworths Hoppers Crossing. Morris Road and Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing 3029
  • Hoppers Crossing - Pacific Shopping Centre Werribee, 250 Heaths Road, Cnr Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing 3029
  • Melton - Primary Medical and Dental Centre, 247-251 Station Road, Melton VIC 3337
  • Niddrie - Woolworths Central Shopping Centre, Keilor Road
Removed:
  • 6.00am V/Line Train Deer Park Station to Southern Cross Station3.45pm V/Line Train Southern Cross Station to Deer Park Station.
  • Train 8.42pm Reservoir to Flinders Street
  • Woolworths, Glen Waverley “The Glen”
  • Greenvales Lakes, Woolworths
  • V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station & return
  • 6.30am Tram 86 Southern Cross Station to Northcote Station3.15pm Tram 86 Northcote Station to Southern Cross Station
  • Train 1.12pm Southern Cross to Reservoir
  • Altona Gate Shopping Centre, Altona North
  • Altona North, Woolworths
  • Dandenong Police Complex, Dandenong
  • Burwood East, Woolworths
  • V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station
Points to note: None.
Location Site Exposure period Date
Brunswick Chemist Warehouse Sep 11, 2020 Sept: 22, 21, 17
Burwood East Burwood One Shopping Centre 13/09/2020 - 14/09/2020 Sept: 22, 21
Clifton Hill Provans Mitre 10 Sep 10, 2020 Sept: 22, 21, 17, 16
Craigieburn Craigieburn Shopping Centre Sep 11, 2020 Sept: 22, 21, 17, 14, 2020
Hoppers Crossing Woolworths Hoppers Crossing. Morris Road and Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing 3029 Sep 19, 2020 Sept: 22
Hoppers Crossing Pacific Shopping Centre Werribee, 250 Heaths Road, Cnr Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing 3029 Sep 17, 2020 Sept: 22
Melton Primary Medical and Dental Centre, 247-251 Station Road, Melton VIC 3337 Sep 16, 2020 → Sep 17, 2020 Sept: 22
Niddrie Woolworths Central Shopping Centre, Keilor Road 18/09/2020 Sept: 22
Narre Warren Westfied Fountain Gate Aug 18, 2020 → Sep 6, 2020 Sept: 22, 21
Oakleigh South Woolworths Oakleigh South, Cnr Warrigal Rd &, Centre Rd, Oakleigh South VIC 3167 Sep 14, 2020 Sept: 22, 21
Roxburgh Park Coles Roxburgh Park Sep 6, 2020 → Sep 10, 2020 Sept: 22, 21
Roxburgh Park Freshplus Roxburgh Park Sep 10, 2020 Sept: 22, 21
St Albans FMIG radiology, 103 main road west St Albans 3021 Sep 10, 2020 Sept: 21
Sunshine Baby Mode Sunshine Sep 13, 2020 Sept: 21
Sunshine North Dan Murphy’s Sunshine, 47 McIntyre Rd, Sunshine North VIC Sep 14, 2020 Sept: 22, 21
Westgate Port Melbourne KFC Sep 11, 2020 → Sep 12, 2020 Sept: 22, 21, 17, 16
 

Other exposure sites

Site Location Exposure period Reported
Woolworths Burwood East 05/09 Sept: 10
 

The department is investigating cases linked to

Outbreak Suburb Reported by DHHS
None reported n/a Sept: 20th - 22nd
BlueCross Riverlea aged care facility Avondale Heights Sept: 19
Commercial Fitout Solutions Eltham Sept: 18
Alfred Hospital ward - Sept: 17
Uniting AgeWell Camberwell Community Condare Court Camberwell Sept: 17
None reported n/a Sept: 12th - 16th
Family cluster #1 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
Family cluster #2 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
A ward at Monash Health Sept: 11
Mercy Place aged care facility Templestowe Sept: 10
Australian Meat Group Dandenong South Sept: 9
Woolworths Altona North Sept: 9
Woolworths Glen Waverley Sept: 9
Benetas Colton Close aged care facility Glenroy Sept: 9
submitted by Stoaticor to CoronavirusDownunder [link] [comments]


2020.09.21 00:01 Stoaticor Victoria records 11 new cases and 2 new deaths

New cases reported in the last 24 hours

 
DHHS: Media Release - Monday, 21 September
 

14 day numbers

21 September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 482 34.4 47
Regional 23 1.6 0
 
20 September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 507 36.2 52
Regional 25 1.8 0
*Rolling 14 days number of cases of unknown source of acquisition.
For previous available numbers, please refer to the wiki here.
 

Cases to date

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Confirmed cases +11 20,051 (-2)*
Active -86 657
Recovered +94 18,567
Deaths +2 763
Aged care (deaths) +1 601
Community transmission -1 4,266
Test results received 7,164 2,582,621
Hospital -2 92
ICU -2 6
Ventilated -2 3
*2 previous cases reclassified.
 

Active cases breakdown

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Active -86 657
Metropolitan Melbourne -84 631
Regional Victoria -3 23
Colac Otway -2 10
Greater Geelong +0 2
Greater Bendigo +0 1
Ballarat +0 0
Unknown/Under investigation +2 3
Interstate -1 0
Overseas +0 0
 

Other

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Total aged care active -44 332
Healthcare workers active -38 79
Healthcare workers total +8 3,504
Disability accom. residents +0 0
Disability accom. staff +1 4
 

Aged care outbreaks with 1 or more active cases

Changes in the last 24 hours:
  • Total aged care outbreaks: 37 (-9)
  • Total cases: +8
  • Total active: -100
  • Total staff: +2
  • Total residents: -1
  • Total other: +6
  • Total deaths: +4
Facility name LGA Suburb Total - cases Total - active Total - Staff Total - Residents Total - Other Total - Deaths
Sutton Park McKenzie Aged Care Melton South Melton 82 38 (-1) 30 46 6 7
Estia Keilor 2** Keilor Downs Brimbank 30 32 12 17 1 0
Doutta Galla Aged Services Woornack Sunshine Brimbank 56 29 (-8) 22 20 14 4
Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Avondale Heights Moonee Valley 73 29 (+4) 26 26 21 (+3) 5
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Werribee Wyndham 256 (+1) 23 (-6) 128 102 26 (+1) 27
Opal Hobsons Bay Altona North Hobsons Bay 30 (+2) 23 10 19 1 3
Princeton View Aged Care Brighton East Bayside 80 (+1) 22 (-6) 43 28 9 7
Mercy Place aged care Parkville Melbourne/Moreland 102 17 (-1) 38 58 6 20 (+1)
Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East Brimbank 18 14 (-2) 5 13 0 1 (+2)
Menarock Life Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 68 11 (-1) 27 20 21 7
Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility Sunshine North Brimbank 124 10 54 53 17 9
Japara Central Park Aged Care Facility Windsor Port Phillip/Stonnington 47 15 (-6) 22 18 7 1
Baptcare Brookview Community Westmeadows Hume 19 8 (-2) 8 10 1 1
Churches of Christ Care Arcadia Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 21 8 (-1) 11 10 0 3
Twin Parks Aged Care Reservoir Darebin 128 6 (-1) 46 80 2 22
Arcare Sydenham Aged Care Facility Sydenham Brimbank 51 6 (-1) 25 22 4 6
Epping Gardens Aged Care Epping Whittlesea 219 6 87 102 30 36
Mecwacare John Atchison Centre Hoppers Crossing Wyndham 96 5 (-20) 39 44 13 19
Bluecross Aged Care Facility Ruckers Hill Northcote Darebin 131 (+1) 5 (-9) 59 48 24 12
CraigCare Aged Care Facility Pascoe Vale Moreland 102 5 (-1) 46 47 9 15 (+1)
Glendale Aged Care Facility Werribee Wyndham 106 (+1) 5 (+2) 44 (+1) 45 17 17
Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility Sunbury Hume 121 4 (-2) 48 53 20 20 (+1)
Japara Elanora Aged Care Brighton Bayside 71 4 (-2) 31 31 9 11
Kalyna Care Aged Care Delahey Brimbank 108 3 (-20) 44 57 7 25
Estia Aged Care Heidelberg Banyule Heidelberg West 119 3 66 29 24 10
BlueCross Westgarth Northcote Darebin 35 2 18 14 3 6
Estia Health Aged Care Facility Keysborough Keysborough Greater Dandenong 28 2 13 8 7 3
Bupa Aged Care Edithvale Edithvale Kingston 85 1 (-1) 34 44 7 17
Glenlyn Aged Care Facility Glenroy Moreland 68 1 (-1) 23 40 5 4
BlueCross Autumdale Cheltenham Bayside/Kingston 55 1 (-1) 30 23 (-1) 1 13
St Basil's Homes for the Aged in Victoria Fawkner Hume/Moreland 216 1 94 94 28 44
Estia Aged Care Facility Ardeer Ardeer Brimbank 166 1 85 50 31 17
Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes Kilsyth Kilsyth Yarra Ranges 140 1 55 61 24 20
Doutta Galla Aged Care Yarraville Yarraville Maribyrnong 90 1 43 41 6 16
St Georges Benetas Organisation Aged Care Facility Altona Meadows Hobsons Bay 76 1 38 32 6 12
Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Bernadette's Sunshine North Aged Care Sunshine North Brimbank 19 1 13 4 2 3
Arcare Maidstone Maidstone Maribyrnong 7 1 6 0 1 0
Outlook Gardens Aged Care Dandenong North Greater Dandenong 116 0 (-3) 58 41 17 12
Aurrum Aged Care Plenty Plenty Nillumbik 97 0 (-2) 36 47 14 13
Bupa Aged Care Traralgon Traralgon Latrobe 23 0 (-2) 12 7 4 2
Arcare Aged Care Craigieburn Craigieburn Hume 105 0 (-1) 44 37 24 15
Jewish Care Hannah and Daryl Cohen Centre Windsor Aged Care Facility Windsor Port Phillip/Stonnington 74 0 (-1) 34 33 7 2
Grace Of Mary Greek Cypriot Elderly Hostel Epping Whittlesea 67 (-1) 0 (-1) 33 (-1) 22 12 12
Opal South Valley Highton Highton Greater Geelong 66 0 (-1) 25 32 9 8
Florence Aged Care Facility Altona North Altona North Hobsons Bay 47 0 (-1) 18 28 1 7
Mercy Place Dandenong Dandenong Greater Dandenong 23 0 (-1) 8 13 2 3
**Unsure why there are more active cases than confirmed cases.
 

Active cases - other

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL active TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
HEALTH Alfred Hospital - - +1 7 8 Sept: 21, 20, 19
EDU Wydinia Kindergarten Colac Colac Otway -1 5 16 Sept: 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12,
OTHER Casey community Hallam/Narre Warren Casey -2 28 43 Sept: 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 14, 11.
HEALTH Footscray Hospital Footscray Maribyrnong -4 10 16 Sept: 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15
OTHER Dandenong Police Station Dandenong Dandenong - 6 17 Sept: 20, 19, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
OTHER Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer - - - 7 64 Sept: 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
OTHER Bulla Dairy Foods Colac Colac - 6 20 Sept: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Frankston Hospital Frankston Frankston - 6 90 Sept: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus Parkville Melbourne - 10 unknown Sept: 7.
OTHER JBS Brookyln Brooklyn Brimbank - 19 unknown Sept: 6.
 

Other outbreaks in the last 14 days

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
OTHER Security Guard - Vic Parliament House East Melbourne Melbourne - 1 Sept: 13
HEALTH Peninsula Health (incl. Frankston Hospital) - - - 90 Sept: 13, 5. 2, 1. Aug: 31, 27, 29, 25, 24, 20, 18
OTHER Woolworths Altona North Hobsons Bay - 1 Sept: 11
OTHER Woolworths Glen Eira Caulfield - 1 Sept: 11
EDU Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus Burwood Monash - 1 Sept: 9
OTHER Crocmedia Southbanks Melbourne - 2 Sept: 8, 4
 

⚠️High-risk locations as of 21/09⚠️

The table below was last updated on Monday, 21 September 2020 at 11:35:30 pm AEST. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
Added:
  • FMIG radiology, 103 main road west St Albans 3021.
  • Baby Mode Sunshine.
  • Dan Murphy’s Sunshine, 47 McIntyre Rd, Sunshine North VIC
Removed: None.
Points to note: None.
Location Site Exposure period Reported by DHHS
St Albans FMIG radiology, 103 main road west St Albans 3021 10/09/2020 Sept: 21.
Sunshine Baby Mode Sunshine 13/09/2020 Sept: 21.
Sunshine North Dan Murphy’s Sunshine, 47 McIntyre Rd, Sunshine North VIC 14/09/2020 Sept: 21.
Oakleigh South Woolworths Oakleigh South, Cnr Warrigal Rd &, Centre Rd, Oakleigh South 14/09/2020 & 15/09/2020 Sept: 21.
Brunswick Chemist Warehouse 11/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 17
Burwood East Burwood One Shopping Centre 13/09/2020 - 14/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 17
Westgate Port Melbourne KFC 11/09/2020 & 12/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 16
Clifton Hill Provans Mitre 10 10/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 16
Craigieburn Craigieburn Shopping Centre 11/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14
Deer Park/Southern Cross 6.00am V/Line Train Deer Park Station to Southern Cross Station, 3.45pm V/Line Train Southern Cross Station to Deer Park Station 02/09/2020 - 05/09/2020 & 07/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14, 11, 10, 9.
Glen Waverly Woolworths, Glen Waverley “The Glen” 06/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 11, 10, 9.
Greenvales Lakes Woolworths (company media release) 06/09/2020, 10/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14.
Flinders Street/Reservoir Train 8.42pm Reservoir to Flinders Street 06/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14, 11, 10
Narre Warren Westfield Fountain Gate 18/08/2020 - 06/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14.
Roxburgh Park Coles Roxburgh Park 06/09/2020 & 10/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14.
Roxburgh Park Freshplus Roxburgh Park 10/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14.
Southern Cross/Northcote 6.30am Tram 86 Southern Cross Station to Northcote Station, 3.15pm Tram 86 Northcote Station to Southern Cross Station 02/09/2020 - 05/09/2020 & 07/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 11, 10, 9.
Southern Cross/Ballarat V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station & return 03/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14, 11, 10.
Southern Cross/Ballarat V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station 07/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14, 11, 10.
Southern Cross/Reservoir Train 1.12pm Southern Cross to Reservoir 06/09/2020 Sept: 21, 18, 15, 14, 11, 10.
 

Other exposure sites

Site Location Exposure period Reported
Woolworths Burwood East 05/09 Sept: 10
 

The department is investigating cases linked to

Outbreak Suburb Reported by DHHS
None reported n/a Sept: 20
BlueCross Riverlea aged care facility Avondale Heights Sept: 19
Commercial Fitout Solutions Eltham Sept: 18
Alfred Hospital ward - Sept: 17
Uniting AgeWell Camberwell Community Condare Court Camberwell Sept: 17
None reported n/a Sept: 12th - 16th
Family cluster #1 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
Family cluster #2 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
A ward at Monash Health Sept: 11
Mercy Place aged care facility Templestowe Sept: 10
Australian Meat Group Dandenong South Sept: 9
Woolworths Altona North Sept: 9
Woolworths Glen Waverley Sept: 9
Benetas Colton Close aged care facility Glenroy Sept: 9
Opal Hobsons Bay aged care facility Altona North Sept: 8
eStore Logistics Derrimut Sept: 8
Crocmedia Southbank Sept: 8
 

What we know about the Casey outbreak

  • The first case was detected on the 4th of September.
  • The cluster is made up of a total of 43 cases across five households in Hallem, Clyde, Narre Warren South and Cranbourne North.
  • There have been instances of people within this cluster visiting houses beyond the 5km radius.
  • Two patients linked to the cluster have been admitted to hospital.
submitted by Stoaticor to CoronavirusDownunder [link] [comments]


2020.09.20 15:00 portlane Carol Wahlers (March 14, 1928 - Sept. 10, 2020)

Carol Naomi Wahlers
March 14, 1928 - Sept. 10, 2020
Carol Naomi Johnson was born in Boise, Idaho March 14, 1928, to Carl and Florence (Anderson) Johnson. After graduating from Escalon (Calif.) High School in 1945, Carol attended Gustavus Adolphus College and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 1949. Carol served as an RN and taught nursing at the Emanuel Hospital nursing school (an extension school of Pacific Lutheran College). The nursing students (all female) studied their lab sciences at Concordia Academy in N..E Portland (which was all male). The Emanuel nursing students and the Concordia students connected Carol with Arthur Wahlers (Academy Principal) and set them up on a blind date. They met in the Concordia gymnasium under the scoreboard and went out for their first date at Rose's Delicatessen Feb. 22, 1952. Carol and Art became engaged Oct. 17, 1952 and Carol married Art June 7, 1953 at The Saron Lutheran Church in Escalon, Calif., officiated by Carol's father, Rev. Carl W. Johnson. The couple was blessed with four children and Carol took a break from nursing to be a stay-at-home mother and homemaker. She returned to nursing at Emanuel from 1966 -1977 at which point she retired permanently from nursing. Carol enjoyed several hobbies including decoupage, making greeting cards, gardening, taking photos, and especially genealogy. Carol was very proud of her Swedish heritage and she and Art took several trips to Sweden and Germany to research the family trees of both the Johnson and Wahlers family. She loved to watch football and was a die-hard San Francisco 49er fan her entire life. Carol was a committed Christian and was a long-time member of St. Michaels Lutheran Church where she was an officer of the Ladies Guild, Bible Class leader and where she established and maintained many friendships. Carol and Art were famous for their large Thanksgiving gatherings which included family, friends, and people who needed a place to go on the fourth Thursday of November. Carol and Art spent many wonderful and relaxing days at their beach house in Lincoln City. Carol and Art were vigorous advocates for people with disabilities and the couple worked tirelessly on the local, regional and national level with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the Northwest District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to advocate for barrier free facilities and age appropriate lifestyles for all people. Carol was awarded the Christi Crux Award from Concordia University for her service to the Church and the Community. Carol loved to travel, attend and listen to musical theater, read and socialize with her friends and family.
Carol was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Wahlers (2014); her parents, Carl and Florence Johnson; and her brother, Myron Johnson. Carol is survived by her son, Mark (Yoshino) of Portland; her daughter, Miriam "Mimi" Musella (Steve) of Pomona, Calif.; her son, David of Los Angeles; her son, Joel (Dawn) of Napa, Calif.; two granddaughters, Nicki and Maggie Wahlers of Portland; and one grandson, Matthew Wahlers of Napa, Calif. Carol died peacefully with family members and she has now joined the great cloud of witnesses in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date. Memorial gifts may be made to the Good Shepherd Fund (www.gsfcare.org).
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=carol-naomi-wahlers&pid=196819819
submitted by portlane to deadpeoplepdx [link] [comments]


2020.09.20 09:00 portlane Audrey Magnuson (Dec. 25, 1933 - Sept. 16, 2020)

Audrey Ann Kruger Magnuson
Dec. 25, 1933 - Sept. 16, 2020
Audrey Ann Kruger Magnuson, 86, of Portland, Ore., passed away Sept. 16, 2020.
Audrey was born in Sheldon, Iowa, Dec. 25, 1933, to parents Alfred George Kruger Sr. and Myrtle Winifred Evans Kruger. As a young child, Audrey attended a one-room schoolhouse in Sioux County. She contracted Polio at age 12. Audrey later graduated from Sheldon High School with a class of 52 people in 1951.
Audrey attended Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas, before she was commissioned as a Parish Worker in home congregation in her hometown of Sheldon by Pastor Schiffler. She was then called to St. Paul Lutheran in Portland, Ore., where she served as a Parish Worker for eight years.
At St. Paul, Audrey met Robert Magnuson. They married Nov. 20, 1960, and would have celebrated 60 years in two months. After their children were born, Audrey served as office administrator and then preschool director at Gethsemane Lutheran before retiring in the late 90s.
Audrey is survived by her husband, Robert; her brother, Al Kruger Jr.; her four children, Sharon, Jim, Claire (Miller) and Ann (Kilstrom); her two sons-in-law, Garth Miller and Lonn Kilstrom; her nine grandchildren, Marie, Audrey, John, Cory and Jenna Miller; Andrew, Helena, Nathan and Parker Kilstrom; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her brothers, Don and John Kruger; and sister, Virginia Horn.
A devout member of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), Audrey never failed to leave a positive mark on people. A cherished mother, grandmother, wife and friend, Audrey was loved by all. She lived her life by her favorite Bible passage, Romans 12, which calls for Living Sacrifice, Humble Service in the Body of Christ, and Love in Action.
Audrey displayed a passion for life with particular interests in gardening, reading, sewing, crafting, cooking, spending time with family and cheering for her Portland Trail Blazers. Audrey possessed an uncommon talent for bringing the good out of people, providing constant joy to the world with her infectious laugh and relentless service to her community. Audrey displayed unwavering care for the world around her, and she loved all people. She will be missed dearly.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Gethsemane at a later date when we can gather after the pandemic. Donations may be made in Audrey's name to Gethsemane Lutheran Church or SnowCap Community Charities. Mt. Scott Funeral Home will post this obituary and host an online guest book to share connections and stories.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=audrey-ann-kruger-magnuson&pid=196818683
submitted by portlane to deadpeoplepdx [link] [comments]


2020.09.20 01:06 Stoaticor Victoria records 14 new cases and 5 new deaths

New cases reported in the last 24 hours

 
DHHS: Media Release - Sunday, 20 September.
@DanielAndrewsMP: "We can do this."
 

14-day numbers

20th September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 507 36.2 52
Regional 25 1.8 0
 
19th September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 550 39.3 64
Regional 27 1.9 0
*Rolling 14 days number of cases of unknown source of acquisition.
For previous available numbers, please refer to the wiki here.
 

Cases to date

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Confirmed cases +14 20,042 (-6)*
Active -91 743
Recovered +94 18,473
Deaths +5 761 (-1)
Aged care (deaths) +4 600
Community transmission -7 4,267
Test results received +12,461 2,575,457
Hospital +5 94
ICU +0 8
Ventilated +0 5
*6 previous cases reclassified.
 

Active cases breakdown

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Active -91 743
Metropolitan Melbourne -85 715
Regional Victoria -2 26
Colac Otway +0 12
Greater Geelong -1 2
Greater Bendigo +0 1
Ballarat +0 0
Unknown/Under investigation -3 1
Interstate +0 1
Overseas +0 0
 

Other

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Total aged care active -57 376
Healthcare workers active -6 117
Healthcare workers total +11 3,496
Disability accom. residents +0 0
Disability accom. staff +1 3
 

Aged care outbreaks with 1 or more active cases

Changes in the last 24 hours: No changes reported.
Facility name LGA Suburb Total - cases Total - active Total - Staff Total - Residents Total - Other Total - Deaths
Sutton Park McKenzie Aged Care Melton South Melton 82 39 30 46 6 7
Doutta Galla Aged Services Woornack Sunshine Brimbank 56 37 22 20 14 4
Estia Keilor 2 Keilor Downs Brimbank 30 32** 12 17 1 0
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Werribee Wyndham 255 29 128 102 25 27
Princeton View Aged Care Brighton East Bayside 79 28 43 28 8 7
Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Avondale Heights Moonee Valley 70 25 26 26 18 5
Mecwacare John Atchison Centre Hoppers Crossing Wyndham 96 25 39 44 13 19
Kalyna Care Aged Care Delahey Brimbank 108 23 44 57 7 25
Opal Hobsons Bay Altona North Hobsons Bay 28 23 8 19 1 3
Mercy Place aged care Parkville Melbourne/Moreland 102 18 38 58 6 19
Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East Brimbank 18 16 5 13 0 1
Japara Central Park Aged Care Facility Windsor Port Phillip/Stonnington 47 15 22 18 7 1
Bluecross Aged Care Facility Ruckers Hill Northcote Darebin 130 14 59 48 23 12
Menarock Life Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 68 12 27 20 21 7
Baptcare Brookview Community Westmeadows Hume 19 10 8 10 1 1
Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility Sunshine North Brimbank 124 10 54 53 17 9
Churches of Christ Care Arcadia Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 21 9 11 10 0 3
Arcare Sydenham Aged Care Facility Sydenham Brimbank 51 7 25 22 4 6
Twin Parks Aged Care Reservoir Darebin 128 7 46 80 2 22
CraigCare Aged Care Facility Pascoe Vale Moreland 102 6 46 47 9 14
Epping Gardens Aged Care Epping Whittlesea 219 6 87 102 30 36
Japara Elanora Aged Care Brighton Bayside 71 6 31 31 9 11
Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility Sunbury Hume 121 6 48 53 20 19
Estia Aged Care Heidelberg Banyule Heidelberg West 119 3 66 29 24 10
Glendale Aged Care Facility Werribee Wyndham 105 3 43 45 17 17
Outlook Gardens Aged Care Dandenong North Greater Dandenong 116 3 58 41 17 12
Aurrum Aged Care Plenty Plenty Nillumbik 97 2 36 47 14 13
BlueCross Westgarth Northcote Darebin 35 2 18 14 3 6
BlueCross Autumdale Cheltenham Bayside/Kingston 55 2 30 24 1 13
Bupa Aged Care Edithvale Edithvale Kingston 85 2 34 44 7 17
Bupa Aged Care Traralgon Traralgon Latrobe 23 2 12 7 4 2
Estia Health Aged Care Facility Keysborough Keysborough Greater Dandenong 28 2 13 8 7 3
Glenlyn Aged Care Facility Glenroy Moreland 68 2 23 40 5 4
Arcare Aged Care Craigieburn Craigieburn Hume 105 1 44 37 24 15
Arcare Maidstone Maidstone Maribyrnong 7 1 6 0 1
Doutta Galla Aged Care Yarraville Yarraville Maribyrnong 90 1 43 41 6 16
Estia Aged Care Facility Ardeer Ardeer Brimbank 166 1 85 50 31 17
Florence Aged Care Facility Altona North Altona North Hobsons Bay 47 1 18 28 1 7
Grace Of Mary Greek Cypriot Elderly Hostel Epping Whittlesea 68 1 34 22 12 12
Jewish Care Hannah and Daryl Cohen Centre Windsor Aged Care Facility Windsor Port Phillip/Stonnington 74 1 34 33 7 2
Kirkbrae Presbyterian Homes Kilsyth Kilsyth Yarra Ranges 140 1 55 61 24 20
Mercy Place Dandenong Dandenong Greater Dandenong 23 1 8 13 2 3
Opal South Valley Highton Highton Greater Geelong 66 1 25 32 9 8
St Basil's Homes for the Aged in Victoria Fawkner Hume/Moreland 216 1 94 94 28 44
St Georges Benetas Organisation Aged Care Facility Altona Meadows Hobsons Bay 76 1 38 32 6 12
Villa Maria Catholic Homes St Bernadette's Sunshine North Aged Care Sunshine North Brimbank 19 1 13 4 2 3
**Unsure why there are more active cases than confirmed cases.
 

Active cases - other

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL active TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
EDU Wydinia Kindergarten Colac Colac Otway +0 6 16 Sept: 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12,
HEALTH Alfred Hospital - - +0 6 7 Sept: 20, 19
OTHER Dandenong Police Station Dandenong Dandenong +0 6 17 Sept: 20, 19, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Footscray Hospital Footscray Maribyrnong +1 14 16 Sept: 20, 19, 18, 16, 15
OTHER Casey community Hallam/Narre Warren Casey +4 30 43 (+5) Sept: 20, 19, 18, 17, 14, 11.
OTHER Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer - - - 7 64 Sept: 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
OTHER Bulla Dairy Foods Colac Colac - 6 20 Sept: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Frankston Hospital Frankston Frankston - 6 90 Sept: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus Parkville Melbourne - 10 unknown Sept: 7.
OTHER JBS Brookyln Brooklyn Brimbank - 19 unknown Sept: 6.
 

Other outbreaks in the last 14 days

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
OTHER Security Guard - Vic Parliament House East Melbourne Melbourne - 1 Sept: 13
HEALTH Peninsula Health (incl. Frankston Hospital) - - - 90 Sept: 13, 5. 2, 1. Aug: 31, 27, 29, 25, 24, 20, 18
OTHER Woolworths Altona North Hobsons Bay - 1 Sept: 11
OTHER Woolworths Glen Eira Caulfield - 1 Sept: 11
EDU Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus Burwood Monash - 1 Sept: 9
OTHER Crocmedia Southbanks Melbourne - 2 Sept: 8, 4
EDU Mordialloc College Mordialloc Kingston - 1 Sept: 7 (via Reddit)
 

⚠️High-risk locations as of 19/09⚠️

The table below was last updated at 18:41:09 PM on Saturday, 19 September. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
Added: None.
Removed: None.
Points to note: Around 1:50pm AEST 19/09, I noticed the website had been updated to include the following information but shortly after the information was removed:
  • Coburg North Coles, Coburg, Gaffney Street, Exposure period: 15/09/2020
  • Coburg, Dan Murphy's, Coburg, Louisa Street, Exposure period: 15/09/2020
  • Coburg/Brunswick West No.19 Tram, Moreland Road Stop #28 - Collins Street Stop #2, Exposure period: 15/09/2020
The above information is just an FYI - please ensure you are always referring to the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
Location Site Exposure period Reported by DHHS
Brunswick Chemist Warehouse 11/09/2020 Sept: 18, 17
Burwood East Burwood One Shopping Centre 13/09/2020 - 14/09/2020 Sept: 18, 17
Westgate Port Melbourne KFC 11/09/2020 & 12/09/2020 Sept: 18, 16
Clifton Hill Provans Mitre 10 10/09/2020 Sept: 18, 16
Craigieburn Craigieburn Shopping Centre 11/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14
Deer Park/Southern Cross 6.00am V/Line Train Deer Park Station to Southern Cross Station, 3.45pm V/Line Train Southern Cross Station to Deer Park Station 02/09/2020 - 05/09/2020 & 07/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10, 9.
Glen Waverly Woolworths, Glen Waverley “The Glen” 06/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 11, 10, 9.
Greenvales Lakes Woolworths (company media release) 06/09/2020, 10/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14.
Flinders Street/Reservoir Train 8.42pm Reservoir to Flinders Street 06/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10
Narre Warren Westfield Fountain Gate 18/08/2020 - 06/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14.
Roxburgh Park Coles Roxburgh Park 06/09/2020 & 10/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14.
Roxburgh Park Freshplus Roxburgh Park 10/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14.
Southern Cross/Northcote 6.30am Tram 86 Southern Cross Station to Northcote Station, 3.15pm Tram 86 Northcote Station to Southern Cross Station 02/09/2020 - 05/09/2020 & 07/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 11, 10, 9.
Southern Cross/Ballarat V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station & return 03/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10.
Southern Cross/Ballarat V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station 07/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10.
Southern Cross/Reservoir Train 1.12pm Southern Cross to Reservoir 06/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10.
 

Other exposure sites

Site Location Exposure period Reported
Woolworths Burwood East 05/09 Sept: 10
Woolworths Oakleigh South store 28/08 Sept: 7
 

The department is investigating cases linked to

Outbreak Suburb Reported by DHHS
None reported n/a Sept: 20
BlueCross Riverlea aged care facility Avondale Heights Sept: 19
Commercial Fitout Solutions Eltham Sept: 18
Alfred Hospital ward - Sept: 17
Uniting AgeWell Camberwell Community Condare Court Camberwell Sept: 17
None reported n/a Sept: 12th - 16th
Family cluster #1 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
Family cluster #2 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
A ward at Monash Health Sept: 11
Mercy Place aged care facility Templestowe Sept: 10
Australian Meat Group Dandenong South Sept: 9
Woolworths Altona North Sept: 9
Woolworths Glen Waverley Sept: 9
Benetas Colton Close aged care facility Glenroy Sept: 9
Opal Hobsons Bay aged care facility Altona North Sept: 8
eStore Logistics Derrimut Sept: 8
Crocmedia Southbank Sept: 8
None reported n/a Sept: 7
 

What we know about the Casey outbreak

  • The first case was detected on the 4th of September.
  • The cluster is made up of a total of 43 cases across five households in Hallem, Clyde, Narre Warren South and Cranbourne North.
  • There have been instances of people within this cluster visiting houses beyond the 5km radius.
  • Two patients linked to the cluster have been admitted to hospital.
submitted by Stoaticor to CoronavirusDownunder [link] [comments]


2020.09.19 01:09 Stoaticor Victoria records 21 new cases and 7 new deaths

New cases reported in the last 24 hours

 
DHHS: Media Release - Saturday, 19 September
 

14-day numbers

19th September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 550 39.3 64
Regional 27 1.9 0
 
18th September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 598 42.7 73
Regional 32 2.3 0
*Rolling 14 days number of cases of unknown source of acquisition.
For previous available numbers, please refer to the wiki here.
 

Cases to date

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Confirmed cases +21 20,034 (+1)
Active -86 834
Recovered +101 18,379
Deaths +7 757
Aged care (deaths) +6 596
Community transmission +2 4,274
Test results received +11,952 2,562,996
Hospital -1 89
ICU -3 8
Ventilated -2 5
 

Active cases breakdown

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Active -86 834
Metropolitan Melbourne -83 800
Regional Victoria -2 28
Colac Otway -4 12
Greater Geelong +0 3
Greater Bendigo +0 1
Ballarat +0 0
Unknown/Under investigation +1 4
Interstate -2 1
Overseas +0 0
 

Other

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Total aged care active -41 433
Healthcare workers active -17 123
Healthcare workers total +8 3,485
Disability accom. residents +0 0
Disability accom. staff +1 2
 

Aged care outbreaks with 5 or more active cases

Changes in the last 24 hours:
  • Aged care outbreaks with more than 5 active cases: 23 (-1)
  • Total cases: +19
  • Total active: -37
  • Total staff: +11
  • Total residents: +1
  • Total other: +7
  • Total deaths: +7
Facility name LGA Suburb Total - cases Total - active Total - Staff Total - Residents Total - Other Total - Deaths
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Werribee Wyndham 255 (+1) 29 (-5) 128 102 25 (+1) 27 (+2)
Bluecross Aged Care Facility Ruckers Hill Northcote Darebin 130 14 (-19) 59 48 23 12
Sutton Park McKenzie Aged Care Melton South Melton 82 (+2) 39 30 46 6 (+2) 7
Doutta Galla Aged Services Woornack Sunshine Brimbank 56 (+2) 37 22 (+2) 20 14 4 (+2)
Princeton View Aged Care Brighton East Bayside 79 28 (-6) 43 28 8 7
Kalyna Care Aged Care Delahey Brimbank 108 23 44 57 7 25
Mercy Place aged care Parkville Melbourne/Moreland 102 18 (-4) 38 58 6 19
Mecwacare John Atchison Centre Hoppers Crossing Wyndham 96 25 (-1) 39 44 13 19
Opal Hobsons Bay Altona North Hobsons Bay 28 (+1) 23 (-1) 8 19 (+1) 1 3 (+1)
Japara Central Park Aged Care Facility Windsor Port Phillip/Stonnington 47 (+1) 15 22 (+1) 18 7 1
Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Keilor East Brimbank 18 (+1) 16 (+1) 5 (+1) 13 0 1
Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility Sunshine North Brimbank 124 10 54 53 17 9
Menarock Life Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 68 12 27 20 21 7
Churches of Christ Care Arcadia Aged Care Essendon Moonee Valley 21 9 (-2) 11 10 0 3 (+1)
Twin Parks Aged Care Reservoir Darebin 128 7 (-4) 46 80 2 22
Epping Gardens Aged Care Epping Whittlesea 219 6 (-2) 87 102 30 36
Baptcare Brookview Community Westmeadows Hume 19 10 8 10 1 1
Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Avondale Heights Moonee Valley 70 (+6) 25 (+6) 26 (+4) 26 (+1) 18 (+1) 5
Arcare Sydenham Aged Care Facility Sydenham Brimbank 51 7 (-2) 25 22 4 6 (+1)
CraigCare Aged Care Facility Pascoe Vale Moreland 102 6 (-1) 46 47 9 14
Japara Elanora Aged Care Brighton Bayside 71 (+2) 6 (-1) 31 31 9 (+2) 11
Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility Sunbury Hume 121 (+2) 6 (+1) 48 (+2) 53 20 19
Estia Keilor 2 Keilor Downs Brimbank 30 (+1) 32 (+3)** 12 (+1) 17 (-1) 1 (+1) 0
**Unsure why there are more active cases than confirmed cases.
 

Active cases - other

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL active TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
HEALTH Alfred Hospital - - +6 6 7 Sept: 19
OTHER Dandenong Police Station Dandenong Dandenong +0 6 17 Sept: 19, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Footscray Hospital Footscray Maribyrnong +0 13 15 Sept: 19, 18, 16, 15
OTHER Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer - - -2 7 64 Sept: 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
OTHER Casey community Hallam/Narre Warren Casey -4 26 34 Sept: 19, 18, 17, 14, 11.
OTHER Bulla Dairy Foods Colac Colac - 6 20 Sept: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
EDU Wydinia Kindergarten Colac Colac Otway - 6 16 Sept: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12,
HEALTH Frankston Hospital Frankston Frankston - 6 90 Sept: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus Parkville Melbourne - 10 unknown Sept: 7.
OTHER JBS Brookyln Brooklyn Brimbank - 19 unknown Sept: 6.
 

Other outbreaks in the last 14 days

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
OTHER Security Guard - Vic Parliament House East Melbourne Melbourne - 1 Sept: 13
HEALTH Peninsula Health (incl. Frankston Hospital) - - - 90 Sept: 13, 5. 2, 1. Aug: 31, 27, 29, 25, 24, 20, 18
OTHER Woolworths Altona North Hobsons Bay - 1 Sept: 11
OTHER Woolworths Glen Eira Caulfield - 1 Sept: 11
EDU Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus Burwood Monash - 1 Sept: 9
OTHER Crocmedia Southbanks Melbourne - 2 Sept: 8, 4
EDU Mordialloc College Mordialloc Kingston - 1 Sept: 7 (via Reddit)
 

⚠️High-risk locations as of 19/09⚠️

The table below was last updated at 18:41:09 PM on Saturday, 19 September. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
Added: None.
Removed: None.
Points to note: Around 1:50pm AEST 19/09, I noticed the website had been updated to include the following information but shortly after the information was removed:
  • Coburg North Coles, Coburg, Gaffney Street, Exposure period: 15/09/2020
  • Coburg, Dan Murphy's, Coburg, Louisa Street, Exposure period: 15/09/2020
  • Coburg/Brunswick West No.19 Tram, Moreland Road Stop #28 - Collins Street Stop #2, Exposure period: 15/09/2020
The above information is just an FYI - please ensure you are always referring to the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
Location Site Exposure period Reported by DHHS
Brunswick Chemist Warehouse 11/09/2020 Sept: 18, 17
Burwood East Burwood One Shopping Centre 13/09/2020 - 14/09/2020 Sept: 18, 17
Westgate Port Melbourne KFC 11/09/2020 & 12/09/2020 Sept: 18, 16
Clifton Hill Provans Mitre 10 10/09/2020 Sept: 18, 16
Craigieburn Craigieburn Shopping Centre 11/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14
Deer Park/Southern Cross 6.00am V/Line Train Deer Park Station to Southern Cross Station, 3.45pm V/Line Train Southern Cross Station to Deer Park Station 02/09/2020 - 05/09/2020 & 07/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10, 9.
Glen Waverly Woolworths, Glen Waverley “The Glen” 06/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 11, 10, 9.
Greenvales Lakes Woolworths (company media release) 06/09/2020, 10/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14.
Flinders Street/Reservoir Train 8.42pm Reservoir to Flinders Street 06/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10
Narre Warren Westfield Fountain Gate 18/08/2020 - 06/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14.
Roxburgh Park Coles Roxburgh Park 06/09/2020 & 10/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14.
Roxburgh Park Freshplus Roxburgh Park 10/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14.
Southern Cross/Northcote 6.30am Tram 86 Southern Cross Station to Northcote Station, 3.15pm Tram 86 Northcote Station to Southern Cross Station 02/09/2020 - 05/09/2020 & 07/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 11, 10, 9.
Southern Cross/Ballarat V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station & return 03/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10.
Southern Cross/Ballarat V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station 07/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10.
Southern Cross/Reservoir Train 1.12pm Southern Cross to Reservoir 06/09/2020 Sept: 18, 15, 14, 11, 10.
 

Other exposure sites

Site Location Exposure period Reported
Woolworths Burwood East 05/09 Sept: 10
Woolworths Oakleigh South store 28/08 Sept: 7
 

The department is investigating cases linked to

Outbreak Suburb Reported by DHHS
BlueCross Riverlea aged care facility Avondale Heights Sept: 19
Commercial Fitout Solutions Eltham Sept: 18
Alfred Hospital ward - Sept: 17
Uniting AgeWell Camberwell Community Condare Court Camberwell Sept: 17
None reported n/a Sept: 12th - 16th
Family cluster #1 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
Family cluster #2 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
A ward at Monash Health Sept: 11
Mercy Place aged care facility Templestowe Sept: 10
Australian Meat Group Dandenong South Sept: 9
Woolworths Altona North Sept: 9
Woolworths Glen Waverley Sept: 9
Benetas Colton Close aged care facility Glenroy Sept: 9
Opal Hobsons Bay aged care facility Altona North Sept: 8
eStore Logistics Derrimut Sept: 8
Crocmedia Southbank Sept: 8
None reported n/a Sept: 6th - 7th
 

What we know about the Casey outbreak

  • The first case was detected on the 4th of September.
  • The cluster is made up of a total of 34 cases across five households in Hallem, Clyde, Narre Warren South and Cranbourne North.
  • There have been instances of people within this cluster visiting houses beyond the 5km radius.
  • Two patients linked to the cluster have been admitted to hospital.
  • As of 18th of September, there are around 90 active cases in the outer south-east of Melbourne, including the Casey and Dandenong regions.
submitted by Stoaticor to CoronavirusDownunder [link] [comments]


2020.09.18 20:43 Kujo17 What is "Patriotic Education "? In response to the impending executive order from trump Jeff Sharlet breaks down what people can expect, and highlights why this is something every American needs to be aware of. To say it's a chilling read, in my opinion , is an understatement.

Jeff Sharlet is a published author, and this post was originally a Twitter thread made by him, the original link can be found here and was converted via ThreadReaderApp- hence the formatting and spelling choices.
.
<<<><<<><<<><<<><<<><<<><<<>><<<<<<><<<><<<><<<>>>>
.
"Patriotic education" is Stephen Miller's fascism + Mike Pence's fundamentalism. Some years ago, I took a course in "patriotic education" for my book THE FAMILY. I spent a season reading its textbooks & talking to its teachers. Here's what to expect... A thread.
.
It'd be cliché to quote Orwell were it not for the fact that fundamentalist intellectuals do so w/ such frequency. At a rally to expose the “myth” of church/state separation Orwell was quoted at me 4 times: "Those who control the past control the future." 2/
.
1st time I heard Orwell quoted at a patriotic education rally was from William Federer, author of America's God & Country, which then had sold 1/2 mil copies--cherry picked, distorted, & fabricated quotes for students "proving" U.S. founded as Christian nation... 3/
.
"Patriotic educators" teach that Jefferson's wall of separation between church & state is misunderstood. It was meant as a "one-way wall," Federer claimed, to protect church from state, not the other way around.4/
.
The first pillar of American fundamentalism is Jesus; the second is history, and in the fundamentalist mind the two are converging. We heard that at the White House "History" conference, the notion we need more Christ in our schools, that our past is Christian... 5/
.
"Patriotic education" is a fundamentalist concept. Just as fundamentalist religion supposes that divine truths are literal & determined by (white male) authority, so fundamentalist history discards the ongoing work of knowing the past. 6/
.
"Patriotic education" proposes, as did the White House conference, that the Constitution is divine, "god-breathed," as some say, & thus impervious to expanding ideas of rights. That's the religion behind Clarence Thomas' constitutional "originalism." It's false.7/
.
Textbooks already written for "patriotic education"--those used in Christian nationalist schooling--emphasize Northwest Ordinance of 1787, which declared “religion” necessary to “good government” & thus to be encouraged through schools. This is cherry picking. 8/
.
The Christian nationalists aren't wrong that Protestantism was a central part of education for much of U.S. history. It wasn't until the 1930s that public ed veered away from biblical schooling. Because the 1st amendment. Because liberty of conscience. 9/
.
When I began reading the Christian nationalist school curriculum over a decade ago, it was already being taught to more than 10% of U.S. kids. That number has grown, a lot. It's big enough now to make a bid for control of least some public schools. 10/
.
The modern Christian Right--without which there would be no Trumpism--began not in national politics but on school boards. Those elections matters. The Right knows that. Those dismissing "patriotic education" as 2020 tactic are themselves ignoring history... 11/
.
A popular jr. high "patriotic education" textbook begins: "“Who, knowing the facts of our history, can doubt that the U.S has been a thought in the mind of God from all eternity?” Trump, ystrdy: "the fulfillment of a thousand years of Western civilization." 12/
.
That's from a textbook called "The American Republic for Christian Schools," published by Bob Jones University Press, a major Christian nationalist education publisher. You may remember Bob Jones as the fundamentalist school that banned interracial dating until 2000. 13/
.
Emphasis at White House history confab on private property. Here's a Christian nationalist high school econ textbook: “One must never come to see... free market as an end in itself. [It] merely sets the stage for an unhindered propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” 14/
.
"Patriotic education" likely wldn't exist w/out a man named Rousas John Rushdoony--the most radical Christian nationalist & "biblical capitalist" you never heard of. He thought of himself first & foremost as a historian, "correcting" secular, socialist education. 15/
.
Rushdoony taught the modern pioneers of Christian nationalist ed to teach "providential history," such as the “Protestant Wind” with which it says God helped British defeat Spanish Armada so that the New World would not be overly settled by agents of the Vatican. 16/
.
Rushdoony also established as bedrock Christian nationalist history idea that secular democracy is defiance of God--that real democracy means submitting to God's will as expressed by his "chosen one," the strongmen He puts in power. Sound familiar? 17/
.
"History is God's working in man," the director of a popular Christian nationalist education publisher told me. In fact, he preferred to call U.S. history "heritage studies." Trump loves that word, "heritage," too. (Maybe it has something to do w/ the $413 mil he inherited?) 18/
.
"Heritage studies," or "patriotic education," is a cult of personality. History matters not for its progression of “fact, fact, fact,” Michael McHugh, a pioneer of modern Christian nationalist ed, told me, but for “key personalities.” It's the strongman view of the past. 19/
.
Trump ystrdy spoke of history as an "unstoppable chain of events"--culminating in him. This isn't a '20 campaign tactic. He's been talking "history" more & more for over a year, chipping away at Rushmore's remaining raw granite to add his name, his "key personality." 20/
.
Trump doesn't need to know the particulars of Christian nationalist "history" to make it point to him. He surely doesn't know John Witherspoon, the only pastor to sign the declaration, from whom Christian nationalists derive a kind of "democratic" divine right to rule. 21/
.
Another "key man" already established in the Christian nationalist schooling that's the basis for "patriotic education" is Trump's fave general, MacArthur--fired by Truman for almost sparking WW III. That's who "patriotic ed" wants our boys to be. 22/
.
If "patriotic education" wants our boys to be "violent men [who] take it by force," as a popular Christian nationalist Bible verse puts it (Matthew 11:12), what does it dream for girls? That they be subject to what Christian nationalists--& Stephen Miller--dub "chivalry." 23/
.
Another "key man" in "patriotic education" is Sgt. Alvin York, a WW I hero repurposed by Christian nationalism as the greatest Christian sniper in U.S. history. "God uses ordinary people," teaches the lesson. Reminds me of a popular Trump t-shirt I saw reporting ralies... 24/
.
"Patriotic education" proposes he greatest "key men"--Washington, Lincoln, &, now, Trump--as divine. Popular Christian nationalist art often depicts them attended by a ghostly Christ or angels; & texts offer "proofs" of their chosen-ness. This is also known as "fascism." 25/
.
During Iraq War, Christian nationalists erected 100s of billboards depicting a U.S. soldier backed by a ghostly Washington. Now it's cops, heroes in nationalist imagination of a new war, backed by angels & patriotic ghosts. 26/
.
As w/ Texas state legislator other day, "patriotic education" repackages defeats--the Alamo--as victories & men who renounced U.S.--Confed. generals--as American heroes. "America" in nationalist imagination isn't united; it's "red states," it's whatever strongmen say it is. 26/
.
"Patriotic education" has always meant preparing for war as a lens through which to view world, whether the Civil War then or a prospective one now. "Boys, are you ready for warfare?" asks one homeschooling video, "Putting on the Whole Armor of God." 27/
.
Such terms come straight outta R.J. Rushdoony. Christian nationalist apologists, "responsible" conservatives, insist Rushdoony was fringe. & yet he was in many ways father of 2 major ideas: Christian homeschooling, & "providential history"--aka modern "patriotic education." 28/
.
This gets wonky: Rushdoony in turn studied a turn-of-the-century Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper. Kuyper was complex--but 1st Rushdoony, then Watergate felon Chuck Colson, & now today's Christian nationalists--twist his thought into a proof for nationalist education. 29/
.
They take Kuyper's idea of "presuppositionalism"--in essence, subjectivity--as proof that neutral governance is impossible. Then they declare that subjectivity an objective "fact" to conclude that govt can only be for God or against him. Trump on Biden: "against God!" 30/
.
Even tho he was an anti-Catholic Christian nationalist, modern "patriotic ed" pioneer Rushdoony loved JFK's rhetoric for its framing of U.S. as a redeemer nation (JFK: "God's work must be our own.") So, too, QAnon now cherry picks JFK for prophetic proof of Trump's glory. 31/
.
A big part of my course in "patriotic education," like Christian nationalist education in general, was consumed by Stonewall Jackson--who got more ink in U.S. History For Christian Schools textbook than even Lee, much less Grant (forget all about Douglass).32/
.
A nationalist magazine called Practical Homeschooling used to (& may still) offer instructions for Stonewall Jackson costumes in honor of his birthday. A text called Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend is--well, hell, do I need to explain how f'd up that is? 33/
.
What's up w/ Stonewall Jackson & Christian nationalist education? The modern version partly began w/ him, when Rushdoony discovered a forgotten bio that framed him as fighting NOT for slavery, or the South, but the supposedly Christian ideals of the founders. 34/
.
Within "patriotic education," Confederate generals like Stonewall Jackson aren't the traitors they objectively were, they're men who transcended partisanship in the service of Christian ideals. Christian nationalists do denounce slavery, too. Lotta cognitive dissonance. 35/
.
"Cognitive dissonance" is maybe a good place to pause this thread on Christian nationalist roots of Trump's "patriotic education" initiative. My 6th grader's remote classes are over; time for homeschooling. We won't be studying Stonewall Jackson. 37/
submitted by Kujo17 to 2020Reclamation [link] [comments]


2020.09.18 02:15 Stoaticor Victoria records 45 new cases and 5 new deaths

New cases reported in the last 24 hours

 

More info on the Casey outbreak

 
✅DHHS: Media Release - Friday, 18 September
 

14-day numbers

18th September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 598 42.7 73
Regional 32 2.3 0
 
17th September:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 621 44.4 83
Regional 41 2.9 1
*Rolling 14 days number of cases of unknown source of acquisition.
For previous available numbers, please refer to the wiki here.
 

Cases to date

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Confirmed cases +45 20,012 (-3)**
Active -27 920
Recovered +61 18,278
Deaths +5 750
Aged care (deaths) +5 590
Community transmission +0 4,272
Test results received +15,910 2,551,044
Hospital -7 90
ICU -1 11
Ventilated +1 7
**3 previous cases reclassified.
 

Active cases breakdown

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Active -27 920
Metropolitan Melbourne -24 883
Regional Victoria -3 30
Colac Otway -2 16
Greater Geelong +0 3
Greater Bendigo +0 1
Ballarat +0 0
Unknown/Under investigation +2 4
Interstate -2 3
Overseas 0 0
 

Other

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Total aged care active +10 474
Healthcare workers active -3 140
Healthcare workers total +16 3,477
Disability accom. residents +0 0
Disability accom. staff -1 1
 

Aged care outbreaks with 10 or more active cases

NOTE - Changes to the aged care outbreak table:
The information in the table below captures information provided by DHHS on the “Case locations and outbreaks” page. Previously, I was using a mixture of DHHS/media releases from aged care facilities/news/Facebook etc. for information.
While creating this table, I have noticed that some of the information provided between DHHS vs. the media release from the aged care is different. Furthermore, I’ve found one aged care where the information provided by DHHS in their media release vs. their case locations and outbreak page also don’t add up. I haven’t had the time to look through all the outbreaks and compare numbers so over the next few days I will:
  • Compare numbers across the latest media release vs. the outbreaks page vs. the media release of the aged care and somehow include this information.
  • I’ll include outbreaks with less than five cases.
I have also decided to exclude the “reported by DHHS” column as I think the table will get way too large/messy. I am keeping records outside of these Reddit posts so if you need this information, feel free to message me.
Facility name LGA Suburb Total - cases Total - active Total - Staff Total - Residents Total - Other Total - Deaths
Sutton Park McKenzie Aged Care Melton Melton South 80 (+3) 39 30 (+1) 46 4 (+2) 7
Doutta Galla Aged Services Woornack Brimbank Sunshine 54 (+7) 37 (-2) 20 (+1) 20 (+1) 14 (+5) 2 (+1)
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Wyndham Werribee 254 (+5) 34 (-10) 128 (+3) 102 (+1) 24 (+1) 25 (+4)
Princeton View Aged Care Bayside Brighton East 76 (+3) 34 (-2) 43 (+1) 28 8 (+2) 7 (+1)
Bluecross Aged Care Facility Ruckers Hill Darebin Northcote 130 (+1) 33 (-6) 58 (+1) 48 23 12
Estia Keilor 2 Brimbank Keilor Downs 29 (+24) 29 (+11) 11 (+10) 18 (+14) 0 0
Mecwacare John Atchison Centre Wyndham Hoppers Crossing 96 26 39 44 13 19
Opal Hobsons Bay Hobsons Bay Altona North 27 (+8) 24 (+6) 8(+2) 18 (+6) 1 1 (+1)
Kalyna Care Aged Care Brimbank Delahey 108 23 (-4) 44 57 7 25
Mercy Place aged care Melbourne/Moreland Parkville 102 22 (-5) 38 (-1) 58 6 (+1) 19 (+3)
Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Moonee Valley Avondale Heights 64 (+10) 19 (+10) 22 25 (+7) 17 (+3) 5
Japara Central Park Aged Care Facility Port Phillip/Stonnington Windsor 46 15 (-2) 21 18 7 1
Edenvale Manor Aged Care Facility Brimbank Keilor East 17 15 (-2) 4 13 0 1 (+1)
Menarock Life Aged Care Moonee Valley Essendon 68 12 27 20 21 7
Twin Parks Aged Care Darebin Reservoir 128 (+1) 11 46 (-1) 80 (+2) 2 22 (+1)
Churches of Christ Care Arcadia Aged Care Moonee Valley Essendon 21 11 (-1) 11 10 0 2
Cumberland Manor Aged Care Facility Brimbank Sunshine North 10 10 53 53 17 9
Baptcare Brookview Community Hume Westmeadows 19 (+3) 10 8 (+1) 10 (+1) 1 (+1) 1
Arcare Sydenham Aged Care Facility Brimbank Sydenham 51 (+1) 9 25 22 4 (+1) 5 (+1)
Epping Gardens Aged Care Whittlesea Epping 219 8 (-2) 87 102 30 36
CraigCare Aged Care Facility Moreland Pascoe Vale 102 (+2) 7 (-1) 46 (+3) 47 9 (-1) 14
Japara Elanora Aged Care Bayside Brighton 69 (+1) 7 (-1) 31 (+1) 31 7 11
Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility Hume Sunbury 119 (-1) 5 (-1) 46 (-1) 53 20 19 (+1)
Glenlyn Aged Care Facility Moreland Glenroy 68 5 (-8) 23 40 5 4
 

Active cases - other

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL active TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
OTHER Casey community Hallam/Narre Warren Casey -3 30 34 Sept: 18, 17, 14, 11.
OTHER Bulla Dairy Foods Colac Colac -2 6 20 Sept: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Footscray Hospital Footscray Maribyrnong +0 13 15 Sept: 18, 16, 15
OTHER Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer - - +0 9 64 Sept: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
EDU Wydinia Kindergarten Colac Colac Otway +0 6 16 Sept: 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12,
OTHER Dandenong Police Station Dandenong Dandenong +1 6 17 Sept: 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Frankston Hospital Frankston Frankston - 6 90 Sept: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7.
HEALTH Royal Melbourne Hospital Royal Park campus Parkville Melbourne - 10 unknown Sept: 7.
OTHER JBS Brookyln Brooklyn Brimbank - 19 unknown Sept: 6.
 

Other outbreaks in the last 14 days

Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
OTHER Security Guard - Vic Parliament House East Melbourne Melbourne - 1 Sept: 13
HEALTH Peninsula Health (incl. Frankston Hospital) - - - 90 Sept: 13, 5. 2, 1. Aug: 31, 27, 29, 25, 24, 20, 18
OTHER Woolworths Altona North Hobsons Bay - 1 Sept: 11
OTHER Woolworths Glen Eira Caulfield - 1 Sept: 11
EDU Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus Burwood Monash - 1 Sept: 9
OTHER Crocmedia Southbanks Melbourne - 2 Sept: 8, 4
EDU Mordialloc College Mordialloc Kingston - 1 Sept: 7 (via Reddit)
 

⚠️High-risk locations as of 17/09⚠️

The table below was last updated at 05:29:06 AM on Friday, 18 September. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
RECENT CHANGES:
  • ADDED Burwood One Shopping Centre in Burwood, and, Chemist Warehouse in Brunswick.
  • REMOVED: Dandenong Police Complex, Dandenong.
  • Points to note: None.
Location Site Exposure period Reported by DHHS
Brunswick Chemist Warehouse 11/09/2020 Sept: 17
Burwood East Burwood One Shopping Centre 13/09/2020 - 14/09/2020 Sept: 17
Westgate Port Melbourne KFC 11/09/2020 & 12/09/2020 Sept: 16
Clifton Hill Provans Mitre 10 10/09/2020 Sept: 16
Altona North Woolworths 04/09/2020 Sept: 15, 11
Craigieburn Craigieburn Shopping Centre 11/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14
Deer Park/Southern Cross 6.00am V/Line Train Deer Park Station to Southern Cross Station, 3.45pm V/Line Train Southern Cross Station to Deer Park Station 02/09/2020 - 05/09/2020 & 07/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14, 11, 10, 9.
Glen Waverly Woolworths, Glen Waverley “The Glen” 06/09/2020 Sept: 15, 11, 10, 9.
Greenvales Lakes Woolworths (company media release) 06/09/2020, 10/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14.
Flinders Street/Reservoir Train 8.42pm Reservoir to Flinders Street 06/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14, 11, 10
Narre Warren Westfield Fountain Gate 18/08/2020 - 06/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14.
Roxburgh Park Coles Roxburgh Park 06/09/2020 & 10/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14.
Roxburgh Park Freshplus Roxburgh Park 10/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14.
Southern Cross/Northcote 6.30am Tram 86 Southern Cross Station to Northcote Station, 3.15pm Tram 86 Northcote Station to Southern Cross Station 02/09/2020 - 05/09/2020 & 07/09/2020 Sept: 15, 11, 10, 9.
Southern Cross/Ballarat V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station & return 03/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14, 11, 10.
Southern Cross/Ballarat V/Line train Southern Cross Station to Ballarat Station 07/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14, 11, 10.
Southern Cross/Reservoir Train 1.12pm Southern Cross to Reservoir 06/09/2020 Sept: 15, 14, 11, 10.
 

Other exposure sites

Site Location Exposure period Reported
Woolworths Burwood East 05/09 Sept: 10
Woolworths Oakleigh South store 28/08 Sept: 7
 

The department is investigating cases linked to

Outbreak Suburb Reported by DHHS
Commercial Fitout Solutions Eltham Sept: 18
Alfred Hospital ward - Sept: 17
Uniting AgeWell Camberwell Community Condare Court Camberwell Sept: 17
None reported n/a Sept: 12th - 16th
Family cluster #1 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
Family cluster #2 Melbourne South-East Sept: 11
A ward at Monash Health Sept: 11
Mercy Place aged care facility Templestowe Sept: 10
Australian Meat Group Dandenong South Sept: 9
Woolworths Altona North Sept: 9
Woolworths Glen Waverley Sept: 9
Benetas Colton Close aged care facility Glenroy Sept: 9
Opal Hobsons Bay aged care facility Altona North Sept: 8
eStore Logistics Derrimut Sept: 8
Crocmedia Southbank Sept: 8
None reported n/a Sept: 5th - 7th
submitted by Stoaticor to CoronavirusDownunder [link] [comments]


2020.09.15 11:51 sterlin718 What Is Your Life Really Worth?


Through the Easter period, many persons around the world celebrate the important Christian holiday in which they remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It's a time for reflection on how the sacrifice which was made a large number of Celebrity Net Worth years back still impacts the lives of numerous persons today.

Although we may not readily list it as one of the assets on our personal balance sheets, the gift of life is priceless. Regardless of the challenges and difficulties that'll discourage us from time to time, it is definitely an abundant blessing to get a later date to see what life has in store for us.

Does income determine your value?

In the event that you wanted to quantify the worth of your daily life, can you put a price tag on your own existence? To be able to seek a financial settlement in legal cases that involve wrongful deaths, lawyers often try to calculate just how much possible income has been lost from the untimely passing of an individual.

If the individual was a low-income earner, then your worth that they would place on their life will be significantly less than that of an individual who'd earned an important sum. Although the money requested would never replace the individual, it could help offset a number of the expenses for those left behind.

I think that the worth of your daily life cannot only be assessed financially, as your worth is a lot more compared to money you will make through your lifetime. How do you measure all different influences you will have on the lives of your household, friends, colleagues and neighbours?

Unlike tangible assets such as for example your savings, real estate or stocks which derive their value mainly from their internal components, the actual worth of your daily life could be judged by what you do externally. Basically, your value increases in direct proportion to how many other lives that you impact.

A tale of two lives

Robert was a wealthy corporate mogul who drove himself to achieve business. During his lifetime, he operated many profitable enterprises and invested wisely. When he died, he'd a net worth of over a thousand dollars and an exceptionally lucrative portfolio of assets across the world.

Very near Robert's upscale neighbourhood lived Mable, a sprightly old lady who'd cleaned houses for many her life. Her subsistence income was usually distributed to the more needy persons in her community, when she died there is just enough to pay for her funeral expenses.

Mable and Robert were buried on a single day in exactly the same church, but at different times. Robert's brief ceremony was attended with a few family members and close business partners. There have been no tears shed for Robert, and everyone hurried away quickly following the proceedings.

Although he'd gained much wealth in his life, Robert's personal accomplishments were very limited.He had little free time and energy to spend along with his wife and children, and they disliked him intensely. His colleagues had respected his business acumen, but had little regard for him as a person.

The actual value of a life

On one other hand, Mable's funeral brought out hundreds of mourners from all degrees of the society. The church was packed and overflowed to three huge tents outside. The service extended for all hours as lots of persons wanted to share their memories of this remarkable woman.

During her life Mable had given the small she had to greatly help the children in her community, and she had enabled many to secure higher learning. Through her efforts, countless lives had been improved, and the recipients of her generosity were eager to share how she had assisted them.

If you'd to find out which person was worth more, you might easily choose Robert, along with his financial holdings that put him in the elite two per cent of income earners. Mable would definitely not be classified as a high-net-worth individual, so she couldn't match up against the wealthy Robert.

However, if you place aside their portfolio valuations, could you still say that Robert's contribution to the world was well worth more than Mable's? How about the worth of the multiplier effect of the time, effort and love that Mable poured into the lives of most those neighbourhood children?

Raise your real value

During in 2010 when we think on the life span of Christ which was sacrificed for mankind, it can be an excellent opportunity to think about your attitude towards wealth and worth. Do you think that having more money can make you more important, more respected or maybe more valuable in this world?

While society might dictate that boosting your wealth will increase your net worth, your true value will increase when you positively impact those around you. Search for opportunities to serve others without expecting an incentive, and you might enrich yourself and the world with techniques you didn't expect!
submitted by sterlin718 to u/sterlin718 [link] [comments]


2020.09.14 11:09 Davidgogo A detailed explainer “Why Quran and not Hadith?” Part II

... Continued from part I
Allow me to add my FB friend Hussam Abdelrahman's arguments negating this false claim:
"IF THE QURAN HAD BEEN TRANSMITTED AND COMPILED IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE AHADITH
  1. There would be an alleged ‘sanad’ (support) or an 'isnad' (supporting) with every Quranic verse.
  2. The Quranic verses would have been arguably collected by fallible compilers representing a completely different sectarian, socio-political milieu, centuries after the death of the prophet.
  3. The compilers would have allegedly traveled many miles to other individuals who had never met the prophet but claimed they possessed isolated Quranic verses based on hearsay, allegedly passed on to them through numerous generations through primarily oral tradition.
  4. The majority, if not all the Quranic verses would be based on what one companion had heard and not corroborated by any other.
  5. Different students of the later compilers would have captured different variants of the Quranic verses and argued over its veracity.
  6. The Quranic verses would have been canonized much later into a recognized corpus arguably after the death of the initial fallible compilers.
  7. There would arguably been a classification of Quranic verses such as 'Sahih' (sound) verses, 'Hasan' (good) verses, 'Da'if' (weak) verses and 'Maudu' (fabricated / forged) verses.
  8. There would have arguably been disagreements of the links of isnad of the Quranic verses and terms such as 'Musnad' (supported), 'Muttasil' (continuous), 'Munqati' (broken), 'Mu'allaq' (hanging), 'Mu'dal' (perplexing) and 'mursal' (hurried) would have been applied to them.
  9. There would have been vociferous exchanges and disagreements regarding the reliability and trustworthiness of the reporters of the Quranic verses.
  10. There would arguably be ‘sectarian’ Quranic Books with different compilations and verses.
  11. There would have been raging debates of the authenticity of the Quranic verses and the corpus throughout Muslim history.
Thank God the Quran was NEITHER transmitted NOR compiled in the same manner as Ahadith"
The myth of the Consensus of the scholars
When everything else fails, out comes the so-called consensus of the "scholars". Reality check again, the scholars have not even agreed upon what constitutes consensus let alone formed one about anything for that matter.
A quick reminder to how the five schools view consensus.
  1. Hanafi: Through public agreement of Islamic jurists
  2. Shafi: Through agreement of the entire community and public at large,
  3. Maliki: Through agreement amongst the residents of Medina only
  4. Hanbali: Through agreement and practice of Muhammad's Companions only (there is still no consensus on what constitutes a sahaba)
  5. Usuli: Only the consensus of the ulama while the messenger of God was alive or Shia Imams
Don't you think they should first sort this core issue before claiming consensus? No less than the death for blasphemy, is based not on the Quran and not even on the Hadith but on this mythical consensus. In essence, they have illegally awarded themselves the right to kill another human being. Imagine that!
The Abrogation falsehood
The last trick up their sleeve is a late addition, abrogation. A notion so thoroughly refuted that it is not worth wasting time on. Let us just say that straightforward verses of the Quran are stripped of context and twisted to mean that some verse and in extreme cases some Hadith actually abrogates some other verse of the Quran. In typical fashion, the estimates of abrogated verse range from seven to several hundred. This one fact is enough to put this mischievous notion to one side.
The nonsense of abrogation was exposed by upright scholars throughout history and one of the earliest oppositions can be traced back to Abu Muslim Al-Asfahani, followed by Ibn Rushd and the Ibn Khaldun and many more. Among the modern scholars Mohammad Asad, Ahmed Subhy Mansour, Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq and Shabbir Ahmed are often cited.
Shahada (شَهِدَ ) of the Hypocrites
Before moving to the positive, allow me to touch on something that will surely disturb a lot of you but it is necessary because it is a perfect illustration of how far we have deviated from the message of God.
The question is: How did the non-Quranic but popular Shahada find its way into Islam?
Below are the verses where the word (شَهِدَ) is used in the context of testifying. In twelve out of thirteen it had nothing to do with the Shahada of the sectarians, and in the thirteenth, this is what God has to say about it:
When the hypocrites come to you, [O Muhammad], they say, "We testify that you are the Messenger of Allah." And Allah knows that you are His Messenger, and Allah testifies that the hypocrites are liars. Quran 63:01
Here are the verses where it is used in context:
(4:15:11) shahidū they testify فَإِنْ شَهِدُوا فَأَمْسِكُوهُنَّ فِي الْبُيُوتِ حَتَّىٰ يَتَوَفَّاهُنَّ الْمَوْتُ
(6:19:20) latashhadūna testify أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَشْهَدُونَ أَنَّ مَعَ اللَّهِ آلِهَةً أُخْرَىٰ قُلْ لَا أَشْهَدُ
(6:19:28) ashhadu (do) I testify أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَشْهَدُونَ أَنَّ مَعَ اللَّهِ آلِهَةً أُخْرَىٰ قُلْ لَا أَشْهَدُ
(6:150:5) yashhadūna testify قُلْ هَلُمَّ شُهَدَاءَكُمُ الَّذِينَ يَشْهَدُونَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ حَرَّمَ هَٰذَا
(6:150:11) shahidū they testify فَإِنْ شَهِدُوا فَلَا تَشْهَدْ مَعَهُمْ
(6:150:13) tashhad testify فَإِنْ شَهِدُوا فَلَا تَشْهَدْ مَعَهُمْ
(7:37:32) washahidū and they (will) testify قَالُوا ضَلُّوا عَنَّا وَشَهِدُوا عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِهِمْ أَنَّهُمْ كَانُوا كَافِرِينَ
(7:172:10) wa-ashhadahum and made them testify وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنْفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ قَالُوا بَلَىٰ
(12:81:10) shahid'nā we testify فَقُولُوا يَا أَبَانَا إِنَّ ابْنَكَ سَرَقَ وَمَا شَهِدْنَا إِلَّا بِمَا عَلِمْنَا
(41:20:5) shahida (will) testify حَتَّىٰ إِذَا مَا جَاءُوهَا شَهِدَ عَلَيْهِمْ سَمْعُهُمْ وَأَبْصَارُهُمْ وَجُلُودُهُمْ
(41:21:4) shahidttum you testify وَقَالُوا لِجُلُودِهِمْ لِمَ شَهِدْتُمْ عَلَيْنَا
(41:22:5) yashhada testify وَمَا كُنْتُمْ تَسْتَتِرُونَ أَنْ يَشْهَدَ عَلَيْكُمْ سَمْعُكُمْ وَلَا أَبْصَارُكُمْ
(63:1:5) nashhadu We testify إِذَا جَاءَكَ الْمُنَافِقُونَ قَالُوا نَشْهَدُ إِنَّكَ لَرَسُولُ اللَّهِ
Quran 7:158 is sometimes used by the sectarians to justify the Shahada of the hypocrites. The only problem is that the word (شَهِدَ ) is missing from the entire verse. In fact, the word "say" (قُلْ) is used by God in order to make the issue even more clear to us. Furthermore, the actual Shahada is also present in the same verse and is once again distinctly repeated without the phrase "and Mohammad is his messenger" to remove all doubts.
Note: The total number of times the word from the root "shīn hā dāl" is used in different contexts is 160, mostly in terms of a witness(s)
Besides, there are numerous Ahadith where the true Shahada is detailed.
How to interpret the Quran?
Let us move towards the positive. Just a quick mention of how to interpret the Quran.
When we interpret Islam wrong it is not Islam anymore, it is as simple as that. Similarly, when we succeed in interpreting some verses correctly and others incorrectly then it is just that, partly right and partly wrong. There are no blends, it is all black or white as one would expect from a Divine guide.
God is not in the business of maybes.
It is reasonable to assume that before wanting to discuss Islam, unless we can agree on the methodology of interpreting Islam, we won't be able to agree on anything. So let us keep the questions on hold for a bit and talk methodologies, because whoever is able to convince the other side on the best methodology can just apply it and get all the answers .just like that.
In my humble opinion, this is how I see it and millions have come to more or less the same conclusions.
Trust your God-given faculties of observation, logic and rational thought as reminded by scores of verses of the Quran. Yes, the thing to note and emphasize is that the methodology of how to interpret the Quranic verses is embedded in the Quran itself.
In contrast, a reference to those who may know more than an average person is mentioned only a few times and that too not in the popular "ask those who know" manner. Those who keep harping on "Ask a Shaikh" need to be told that the number of times "use your brain" is emphasized runs into hundreds but “ask others “not once. There is no "ask those who know" in the Arabic version of the Quran. Please use your brain and observe, research, and draw valid logical conclusions. Remember God is the teacher of the Quran. (Quran 55:02) The actual guidelines of the Quran are not about "asking", but some in the community should be entrusted with researching and making their findings public and open to debate.
For the record and with all due respect to those who have a different opinion, the thing about the Quran is, as one would expect from a Divine message, that it is fully Self-Referenced and the Checksums are also all embedded in the body of the message. The core message needed for salvation is easily understood by even a twelve-year-old. The Quran, of course, is much much more and is there for all of humanity, and for all times to come. The message is designed once again to be relevant to people with varying degrees of access to knowledge bases and brain power and who happen to be living at different times and in different space.
When one decides to leverage the full potential of the book, the Quran once again comes to the rescue to address the issues associated with serious research and truly demonstrates its timelessness so to speak. For starters, the use of particular words is demonstrated by their use in a priori manner within the Quran and hence protected from the natural evolution of the language. One must research this aspect first. Similarly, the methodology of non-contradiction (there are none in the Quran) not only protects the content and its interpretation but does it in a manner where by and large the domain knowledge constraints are taken out of the equation. In simple terms, if your interpretation of a verse contradicts another verse then there are only three possibilities.
  1. Your interpretation of the first verse is wrong
  2. Or your interpretation of the second verse is wrong
  3. Or your interpretation of both the verses is wrong, hence, seek another interpretation
God is not in the business of maybes as I said. Let's put it this way, every verse in the Quran has a potential veto over a wrongly interpreted verse. We cannot thank God enough for this particular aspect of understanding the message of God. God in His infinite mercy has gifted us a touchstone and if people still insist on "different interpretations" then there is extraordinarily little one can add to the argument.
Quran's framework is based on a self-correcting mechanism that needs no outside input. The answer to the question,” Is it even possible to interpret the verses of the Quran in such a manner that it eliminates verses contradicting each other?” is not only an emphatic yes, but yes on several levels. The non-contradiction claim of the Quran serves two purposes; the first , to point out that for mere humans to put together over 77,000 words, covering a full spectrum of domains, is not easy without some elements contradicting others, and the second, is to facilitate our understanding as mentioned above.
Mustansir Mir, Professor of Islamic Studies at Youngstown State University, eloquently argues for a multi-layered approach. He writes,
“From a linguistic standpoint, it is quite possible for a word, phrase or statement to have more than one layer of meaning, such that one layer would make sense to one audience in one age and another layer of meaning would, without negating the first, be meaningful to another audience in a subsequent age.”
So yes, one is free to use different meanings associated with certain words but must do so only in a manner that it does not contradict a chosen meaning in another verse.
Add to it a simple rule of restricting the meaning of words to the Arabic language even when they appear to be resembling words of a different language and be alive to the obvious allegorical references and you are done.
To seek the best of meanings is an additional and general guideline in order to understand the truth within the verses and hence take out hiding the truth from the equation.
Who in their right mind would refuse to follow the instructions of how to understand the intended message of a guide, found in the guide itself, that is if the intention is to understand the message?
Indeed, there is no doubt.
A word of caution. Some in the Quran focused approach have taken a reactionary stance to the traditional Islam and even legitimate practices of the traditionalists are challenged for the sake of challenging them. One stark example is the issue of Salah. The notion that standing, bowing, and prostration don’t mean what they say they do, because their use in some verses points to a different context, is strange. If we were to reverse this logic and make those different contexts the baseline, then standing should not mean standing anywhere in the Quran. Similarly, if we were to change the definition of a Mosque to mean something other than a physical structure, we would have to do the same with monasteries and churches and synagogues. Quran 22:40. Here once again the non-contradiction aspect of the Quran guides us in the right direction.
The impossibility of different interpretations
Why is it that there is only one correct way to interpret the Quran?
First of all, let me qualify that. It is possible to extract more than one meaning from a given verse (s) of the Quran, as long as each subsequent interpretation (s) does not negate the previous one.
Regardless of the number of extracted interpretations, each interpretation will have to pass the test of non-contradiction independently.
Let us layout the two elements of non-contradiction. It is hoped that the issue of the language of understanding can also be easily settled through it.
Assuming one has already verified the Quran to be the very word of God, the logic is pretty straightforward.
  1. The first rule is that there are no contradictions in the Quran
  2. The second rule is that if the Quran was produced by someone other than God one would find contradictions in that version of the Quran.
When we apply these two rules simultaneously to any interpretation of the Quran, either in its original Arabic or a translated version, we can make the following conclusion.
If one were to interpret the Quran in a way that was not intended by God then we are likely to introduce contradictions in the Quran because man is not capable of producing a different version of the Quran without any contradictions. Hence there can only be one correct way to interpret the Quran irrespective of the language of understanding.
One is free to claim that their interpreted version is the correct one, but it is not possible to claim that there is more than one correct version of the Quran. Of course, when they make such a claim, they also take on the burden to defend it to be free of contradictions.
The choice dilemma
By the way, which of the following must one follow and why?
Just to help the readers out, of course you always have the option to throw a dart in the direction of the following collections and see where it lands and take that as the one "true" Sunnah and be prepared to be declared a "Kafir" by the followers of all the rest. Mind you, all of them are claimed to have been vetted through the same magical "Science" of Hadith. Needless to say, each and every one of them ignores the all-important, essential, condition of the public delivery of the official message and hopes nobody will notice that 99.9% of them are single third-party narrations, the opposite of public.
  1. Kutub Al-Sittah - (The six books of Sunnis )
Sahih Al-Bukhari ( صحيح البخاري ) Sahih Muslim ( صحيح مسلم ) Al-Sunan Al-Sughra ( السنن الصغرى ) Sunan Abi Dawood ( سنن أبي داود ) Sunan Al-Tirmidhi ( جامع الترمذي ) Sunan Ibn Maja ( سُنن ابن ماجه )
  1. Al-Kutub Al-Arb'ah - (The four books of Shias)
Kitab Al-Kafi ( الكتاب الكافي ) Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih ( من لا يحضره الفقيه ) Tahdhib Al-Ahkam ( تهذیب الاحکام ) Al-Istibsar ( الاستبصار )
  1. The Ibadi one Jami Sahih Tartib Al-Musnad
  2. The Mu'tazila collection Comments on the Peak of Eloquence
Now comes the fun part, with the possible exception of the Ibadi collection, each and every collection has an interesting thread running through it. All the collectors were Persians and almost all of them appeared out of nowhere right after the defeat of the Persians. You just need two functioning brain cells to figure out the rest.
Now throw in the following to highlight the difficulty of choosing the correct version; Muwatta Imam Malik Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal Sunan Al-Darimi Shama'il Muhammadiyah is often referred to as Shamaail Tirmidhi Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān Al-Mustadrak Alaa Al-Ṣaḥīḥaīn Al-Mawdū'āt Al-Kubrā Rīaḍ As-Ṣāliḥīn Mishkat Al-Masabih Talkhis Al-Mustadrak Majma Al-Zawa'id Bulugh Al-Maram Kanz al-Ummal Zujajat al-Masabih Minhaj us Sawi Muntakhab Ahadith The Book of Sulaym Ibn Qays Al-Sahifa Al-Sajjadiyya Uyun al Akhbar ar Reda Sharh Usul al-Kafi Nahj Al-Balagha Wasā'il Al-Shīʿa Bihar Al-Anwar Haqq al-Yaqeen Ain Al-Hayat (17th century) Qalam-e-Mowla Daim al-Islam ETC
I wish it was as simple as choosing a version or two and you were done. Not so fast, as the saying goes, even after settling for a particular version you are still totally dependent on the "scholars" associated with that particular version. In essence, they have the final say in what you ought to believe and often their explanations are not only at odds with the word of God but the wordings in a given Hadith as well.
No matter where the dart lands, in essence, it will still be no more than a game of "my scholars are better than yours".
I for one refuse to assign my eternity to this crapshoot.
Narrated Anas:
The fact which stops me from narrating a great number of Hadiths to you is that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "Whoever tells a lie against me intentionally, then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire."
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مَعْمَرٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَارِثِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ، قَالَ أَنَسٌ إِنَّهُ لَيَمْنَعُنِي أَنْ أُحَدِّثَكُمْ حَدِيثًا كَثِيرًا أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ " مَنْ تَعَمَّدَ عَلَىَّ كَذِبًا فَلْيَتَبَوَّأْ مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ النَّارِ ".
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 108 In-book reference: Book 3, Hadith 5
Some important verses
Perhaps these verses may help
80:11 Nay! Indeed, it (is) a reminder,
80:12 So whosoever wills may remember it.
80:13 In sheets honored,
80:14 Exalted, purified,
80:15 In (the) hands (of) scribes.
80:16 Noble, dutiful.
Surah Al-Qamar :
  1. We made the Quran easy to learn. Is there anyone who would learn?
  2. We made the Quran easy to remember. Is there anyone who would remember?
  3. We made the Quran easy to understand. Is there anyone who would understand?
  4. We made the Quran easy to memorize. Is there anyone who would memorize?
If you really are interested in the truth, please read the following verses very carefully;
Indeed, those who came with falsehood are a group among you. Do not think it bad for you; rather it is good for you. For every person among them is what [punishment] he has earned from the sin, and he who took upon himself the greater portion thereof - for him is a great punishment. (11) Why, when you heard it, did not the believing men and believing women think good of one another and say, "This is an obvious falsehood"? (12) Why did they not produce for it, four witnesses? And when they do not produce the witnesses, then it is they, in the sight of Allah, who are the liars. (13) And if it had not been for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy in this world and the Hereafter, you would have been touched for that [lie] in which you were involved by a great punishment (14) When you received it with your tongues and said with your mouths that of which you had no knowledge and thought it was insignificant while it was, in the sight of Allah, tremendous. (15) And why, when you heard it, did you not say, "It is not for us to speak of this. Exalted are You, [O Allah]; this is a great slander"? (16) Allah warns you against returning to the likes of this [conduct], ever, if you should be believers. (17) And Allah makes clear to you the verses, and Allah is Knowing and Wise. (18) Quran 24:11-18
The true level of our deviation from the straight path can be illustrated by naming the stuff we follow without taking the time to verify it. Just to help some of you out, besides the lies about Aisha’s chronologically impossible age, the false justification of slavery and killing of non-Muslims and the un-Islamic notion of ruling the world under the disguise of Khalafat, Shahid Khan, a Facebook user, has compiled the following list;
Things NOT Contained In The Quran: List of Interpolations
  1. Saying that the Quran is not self-sufficient and that there is a need for additional speculations.
  2. Taking the hadiths as a source for Islam.
  3. Sectarian scholars pronouncing fatwas or ijtihads (canonical jurisprudence).
  4. Practices conforming to sectarian dictates.
  5. Equating sects with the religion.
  6. Reciting the Quran for the sake of its music without understanding the text.
  7. Using the Quran as a book of prayer recited for the souls of the departed.
  8. Contributing authority to the Prophet outside the scope of the Quran.
  9. The fact that God created everything for the sake of Muhammad.
  10. Competition between prophets. Supremacy of some prophets over other prophets.
  11. Imitation of the ways and manners of the Prophet even before his prophethood.
  12. The belief that the Quran has missing points which can be found in other books.
  13. To announce certain select devotees to be Muslim saints and visit their tombs with all sorts of reverential rituals.
  14. To idolize the sheikhs of religious orders.
  15. Establishing a type of communication with the sheikhs by a special ritual called rabýta. 16. To claim that only the Sunnites or the Shiites are to go to paradise.
  16. To declare the Jews and Christians as the future dwellers of hell.
  17. To adopt Arabic customs and traditions as religious practices.
  18. To come forth alleging to be reformist with a view to changing the Quranic religion.
  19. To formulate religious precepts ascribing them to the Prophet.
  20. To claim that the vote of the majority always prevails.
  21. To interpret the continuity of sects as evidence of their genuineness.
  22. The Hanafi sect. (Yes, they are sects under the disguise of Madhab)
  23. The Shafi sect.
  24. The Hanbali sect.
  25. The Maliki sect.
  26. The Jafari sect.
  27. All Sunni and Shia sects.
  28. Any sect like Maturidiya, Ashariya.
  29. A canon book called Majalla.
  30. To deny reason and favor apishness.
  31. Hostility against science.
  32. Hostility against the arts.
  33. To abide by the rules that the book entitled Sahih Bukhari lays down.
  34. To abide by the rules of the hadith book entitled Muslim
  35. To abide by the rules of the hadith books Kutub-i Sitte or other such books.
  36. To venerate individuals to whom religiosity is ascribed other than the Prophet.
  37. The allegation that all of those who had the privilege to set eyes on the Prophet (sahaba) were on the right path.
  38. The wearing of the headscarf.
  39. The wearing of the veil.
  40. Segregation of men and women.
  41. The fact that a woman is not allowed to travel alone.
  42. The wrong and absurd belief that a woman can never repay the debts she owes to her husband even if she were to lick him from head to foot when he is in a deplorable state covered with pus.
  43. “If prostration was permitted to any entity other that God, the wife should prostrate herself before her husband” claimed the hadith.
  44. That a woman cannot become a head of state or an administrator.
  45. That women have no right to vote for the governing body of the government.
  46. That women’s voices must not be audible to men.
  47. That women are not allowed to perform the Friday salat.
  48. That women are not allowed to perform salat, fast, recite the Quran or enter a mosque during their period.
  49. Covering women with all sorts of outer garments.
  50. That it is forbidden for women to shake hands with men.
  51. That a man is not allowed to sit in a chair previously occupied by a woman whose warmth is still preserved.
  52. That a woman cannot stay in an enclosed space where there are men.
  53. That women are considered along with dogs and pigs to invalidate the salat of a praying man.
  54. That the majority of women are doomed to go to hell.
  55. That women are evil by nature.
  56. That women lack intelligence.
  57. That women must be kept indoors.
  58. That it is forbidden for women to wear perfume.
  59. That women are not allowed to use makeup.
  60. That a wife must obey her husband as a slave does.
  61. That a woman is required to have sexual relations whenever her husband calls her.
  62. That two female witnesses equal one male witness.
  63. That a woman must have her parents’ permission in order to get married.
  64. Stoning to death of the adulterer.
  65. That the papyrus on which the verse regarding adultery was on was eaten by a goat.
  66. Arguments about killing adulterers being practiced even among monkeys.
  67. Prohibition of a man’s wearing golden ornaments.
  68. Prohibition of men wearing silk.
  69. Prohibition of use of golden and silver utensils and plates.
  70. Prohibition of sculpture.
  71. Prohibition of drawing and painting.
  72. Prohibition of chess.
  73. Prohibition of musical instruments and music.
  74. Prohibition of consumption of seafood like mussels, shrimps, etc.
  75. Prohibition of eating the flesh of donkeys, horses, or wild animals
  76. The fact that kidneys and ram’s testicles are abominable to eat.
  77. The fact that smoking is religiously unlawful.
  78. That there is a separate list containing things considered to be abominable (makruh). 80. That the sexual act must take place under covers.
  79. The prohibition for the couple to look at each other’s sexual organs.
  80. Prohibition of masturbation.
  81. Prohibition for women to use birth control.
  82. That an individual should keep his/her sexual organs covered even when taking a bath lest the angels be offended.
  83. Circumcision of men.
  84. Circumcision of women.
  85. The sunnah of letting beards grow.
  86. The prohibition of trimming a beard.
  87. The sunnah according to which the hair had to be parted from the middle of the scalp.
  88. The sunnah regarding the oiling of hair.
  89. The sunnah of applying henna to hair and beard.
  90. The sunnah of applying mascara to the eyes for men.
  91. That lying face down is a satanic act.
  92. To sleep on a mattress spread on the ground.
  93. To use one’s right foot going out of the house or getting up from the bed.
  94. To enter a soiled place like a WC with the left foot.
  95. Saying that canonical purification of the body can only be performed using water after defecating.
  96. The obligation for men to crouch when urinating.
  97. To relieve yourself in the direction of Mecca.
  98. The fact that eating with the left hand is a satanic act.
  99. To wound a turban.
  100. To use miswak to clean the teeth.
  101. To wear a robe with a long skirt reaching down to one’s feet.
  102. For men to wear a loose dress (antari). .
  103. To wear shalwar (a type of wide trousers) as sunnah.
  104. To interpret as a meritorious act the wearing of white, green, or black raiment.
  105. The prohibition to wear yellow or red.
  106. To consider eating dates or squash as meritorious acts.
  107. To eat seated on the ground.
  108. To eat from the same dish with others.
  109. To eat with three fingers.
  110. To drink water in three gulps.
  111. To drink water in a seated position.
  112. To lick one’s fingers after having eaten with them.
  113. Not to use perfumes containing alcohol.
  114. Not to use eau de cologne.
  115. To kill black dogs.
  116. Not to let dogs into the home.
  117. To cover the mirrors at night.
  118. To perform black magic with or without the use of the Quran.
  119. To write on and wear amulets.
  120. To use the Quran as a book of magic.
  121. To believe that whistling is a satanic act.
  122. To knock on wood or wear trinkets against the evil eye.
  123. To take fortunetellers and magicians for religious figures.
  124. Feasts celebrated at the end of the holy month of Ramadan and on the occasion of sacrifices.
  125. To avoid passing underneath a ladder and to consider black cats, black dogs as ominous signs and to melt lead against the evil eye.
  126. To believe that there are special days on which linen can be washed and sexual intercourse can be performed.
  127. To recite the Mevlit (poem written to celebrate the birth and the death of the Prophet) for the souls of the departed.
  128. To hold ceremonies for the soul of the dead on the 7th, 40th and 52nd days after death. 131. Stories concocted about the suffering that the dead is to be subjected to after burial. 132. Rumors about the bridge of Sýrat from this world to paradise, more slender than a hair and sharper than a sword and a person’s traversing it riding the animal he sacrificed in this world.
  129. The belief that a person who cannot avoid his urine from sprinkling on his clothes shall undergo excruciating torture in the grave.
  130. To fast in the place of a dead person.
  131. To go on Hajj in the place of a dead person.
  132. That tears shed after a death will cause his soul to suffer beyond endurance.
  133. To predict the hour of the Day of Judgment.
  134. The Muslim Messiah, Mahdi.
  135. The Antichrist.
  136. To say that Dabbe has the ears of an elephant, eyes of a hog and head of an ox.
  137. The Second Coming of Christ.
  138. The belief that Agog and Magog are Turks.
  139. Racism, superiority of the Arab race.
  140. The belief that Agog and Magog are the homunculus.
  141. To set down prayer hours not indicated in the Quran.
  142. To prescribe a certain number of rakats as a binding duty.
  143. The requirement of performing the salat by reciting verses in the original Arabic language.
  144. Prohibition for women to conduct the congregational prayer.
  145. To have to repeat always the same thing during the kneeling and prostrating in the course of the performance of the salat.
  146. The obligation to recite the fatiha at every rakat.
  147. The obligation to sit and recite attahiyyat at the end of the salat.
  148. To make a long list of the particular requirements during the salat not mentioned in the Quran.
  149. To make a detailed description of the praying man with regard to his posture, such as how he will place his hands).
  150. That the compensation of a wilfully broken fast is two months without interruption.
  151. Special salats like the taravih (the superfluous night service during the month of Ramadan performed immediately after the prescribed night service of worship, consisting of twenty genuflections with an interval for rest and breathing after each two or four acts), and the congregational prayers at the end of the month of fasting and at the festival of sacrifice. 156. To put people in misery by restricting the period of Hajj to a short space of time.
  152. The stoning of Satan during the Hajj.
  153. To slaughter animals at the Festival of Sacrifice.
  154. To believe that certain restrictions start after the Hajj.
  155. Calling holy the water from the well zamzam, to pray over sugar or salt for luck.
  156. To give zakat (alms, charity) as 1/40 of one’s assets.
  157. To assign special rates for zakat for camels, sheep, and agricultural products.
  158. The belief that one invalidates his ablution by certain acts other than nature’s call.
  159. The belief that total ablution (ghusl) is required not only after sexual intercourse but also by other causes.
  160. To make the order of acts during the performance of ablution strictly binding.
  161. To say that rinsing one’s mouth and blowing one’s nose during the major ablution is a binding duty.
  162. The requirement of washing one’s heels along with the feet.
  163. Details such as the obligation of pouring water three times each to the right and left of a person performing the total ablution.
  164. The requirement of total ablution before reciting the Quran.
  165. Saying that one sins when he/she goes about not having performed total ablution.
  166. The nullification of ablutions for a person who has a tooth filled.
  167. The nullification of ablutions for men/women having a tattoo.
  168. Martyrdom for those having died in an earthquake or a flood.
  169. Martyrdom of those having suffered stomach pains.
  170. That the earth is supported by an ox or a fish.
  171. The belief that earthquakes occur when the fish shakes its tail.
  172. The fact that the moon is unattainable.
  173. To define the setting of the sun as the loss of the sun as a guide for prostrating.
  174. The belief that the eclipses of the sun and the moon occur when they are drawn by carriages equipped with handles.
  175. Existence of angels in the form of bulls, lions, and eagles.
  176. Accounts related to the 600 wings of Gabriel.
  177. God’s opening His calf in paradise.
  178. God’s touching the back of the Prophet.
  179. God’s coming down on earth on special days to shake the hands of His creatures.
  180. The bargaining between God and the Prophet for the reduction of the times of salat from 50 down to 5.
  181. The Institution of the caliphate.
  182. The sultanate and the making the subjects into slaves of the political power.
  183. Classes of clergy.
  184. To sanctify the Arabic language and ascribe sanctity to the Arabic letters.
  185. To terrorize people with the countries outside the dominion of Islam (Dar-ul Harb).
  186. To loot and disregard the rights of people living outside the dominion of Islam.
  187. To beat or kill persons who refuse to perform salat.
  188. To compel people to fast and beat those who fail to do so.
  189. To beat women who have put on makeup and go around uncovered.
  190. To kill the renegades (of Islam to other religions).
  191. To flog the renegades (even those who convert from one sect to another).
  192. To make conquests merely for the sake of looting.
  193. To beat drunkards.
  194. To use force and compel people to abide by religious rules.
  195. To call Islam by the names of sects, etc.
The myth of the Muslim majority
What "vast Majority"? The reality is a sea of fragmented competing sects constantly at each other's throats. The only thing that unites them is defending their illegal relevance and attacking those who point out the illegality of their position. They are in it for the money. They are masters at duping the unsuspecting to part with their hard-earned wages. When pushed, the majority of their own members reject their sect's nonsense. People are not fools in general, they can tell when they have been taken for a ride. It is one thing to go along with the "majority" under duress and another to take all this nonsense to heart.
Here is what God has to say about the majority:
2:100 the majority do not believe (in The One God)
2:243. Majority are ungrateful.
3:110 the majority are wicked.
4:114 the majority whispers lies.
5:32 the majority are transgressors
5:49 majority are wicked
5:59 majority are wicked
5:62 the majority hasten to sin and transgression and consuming money illicitly. Miserable indeed is what they were doing.
5:64 the majority are rebels and rejecturers
Here are some other verses with similar warnings
5:66 5:71 5:81 5:103 6:37 6:111 6:116 6:119 7:17 7:102 7:131 7:187 8:34 9:8 10:36 10:55 10:60 10:92 11:17 12:21 12:38 12:40 12:68 12:103 12:106 13:1 16:38 16:75 16:83 16: 101 17:89 21:24 21:93 23:70 25:44 25:50
(thanks to Wan Ibnul Bahar)
submitted by Davidgogo to Quran_focused_Islam [link] [comments]


2020.09.11 03:49 wesbrend The Church Is Hiding A Dark Secret Every Single One Of Them And Thinks No One Will Find Out The Real Truth About Them

Part 2
And why is the church lying and is not telling people their ancestors was in slavery here centuries ago because of their disobedience and God gave them over into the hands of the heathen and
their history is written in the bible. And because people do not know what God is telling them they do not have salvation and was never born again in Christ because they was never told the truth and do not know the churches here in this time is deceiving them and they have already cause millions and millions of
people their soul because of lies and they will cause more people their souls if people do not find out what God is telling them for them selves before it is too late and they are not who people think they are and they have another different spirit in them not from God and they are not leading people to salvation they
are condemning people and is leading people souls to hell and people is letting them do it. People do not know what God is telling them and think they can put their trust in the church and think they are leading them to salvation and do not know they are leading them to hell everyone of them and a person without the
truth will perish and because people is annoying what God is telling them they are making things worse. People is doing the same thing here in this time their ancestors did in the bible was serving spirits and witches and warlocks and sorcerer's in that time here centuries ago many of them was burnt alive and was
hanged and people was stone to death in that time centuries ago and was killed with the sword. People in this time is serving spirits and is into occult and call them selves witches and warlocks and sorcerer's and many other names they go by and people in that time in the bible was being use by spirits and was killing
people and making sacrifices to devils and they use spirits to curse people and their enemies and to get wealth and power and because people was not told the truth they do not know what they are there for. And people can see things is getting worse here is because they are neglecting what God is telling them.
And how can people serve God if they do not know what he is telling them. And how can a church lead people to salvation if they want nothing to do with the truth and why is the church making people believe lies
for the truth and is letting people break God's commandments and making them think they are being told the truth and was born again in Christ and they are being set free in deliverance and how can the churches here in our time world wide and state to state and all across the globe have power to set people
free in deliverance if they was never told the truth them selves and was ordained by God and according to the bible a person would have to be born again in Christ and is ordained by God before they can lead his church and how can the churches here in our time and all across the globe world wide think they
are leading people to salvation and they are separated from God them selves and was never told the truth and they was never born again in Christ and how can the blind lead the blind are both will fall into the ditch. And how can a person be born again in Christ if they do not know what God is telling them and
is that why the church have been lying for so long is because no one have not confront those devils and because they want nothing to do with obeying God and what is people in the church for if they want nothing to do with the truth and how can the church think they are leading people lying to them and people
think they was born again in Christ but do not know what God is telling them. People just might as well stop with the foolishness and lies and who do the church think they are kidding and how can people think they are serving God if they do not know they are separated from God and a person can have evil spirits
in them when they are in sin and is separated from God and how can people think they are serving God if they do not know God is talking to them about their ancestors and they was in slavery here centuries ago because many of them wanted nothing to do with obeying God and God gave them over into the
hands of the heathen and how can people think they are serving God if they do not know descendants of this enemy is ruling over them here in this time because of their disobedience and they are the devils off spring and how can people think they are serving God if they do not know what he is telling them
unless the person is trying to say what God is telling them he is not telling the truth and do a person think it makes a difference because they have no truth in them and believing lies for the truth.
People is seeing violence and crimes and hate here in their world is because they have no truth in them selves and they
are choosing the evil and because of sin a person will reap what they sowed. People want to have their ice cream and cake and eat it at the same time but they want nothing to do with the truth and what God is telling them. And how much more long do people think they have before God puts a end to this
foolishness here and how can people think they have salvation if they was never told the truth and how can a person think they are obeying God if they are denying him and a person would have to know what God is telling them first before they can obey him. And like it is said if you play with fire you will get
burn and a person will get what they paid for when they are in sin and sin is a curse. And a person will reap a bad harvest when they are in sin.
Isaiah 9:16-17 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
I Timothy 4:1-2 Now the spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. St. Matthew 15:14
2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his (satan) ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Deceitful Workers And Wolves In Sheep's Clothing Transformed As The Ministers Of Righteousness Speaking Lies In Hypocrisy St.Matthew 7:15-23
Seducing Spirits And Doctrines Of Devils Transformed As The Ministers Of Righteousness Speaking Lies In Hypocrisy Having Their Conscience Seared With A Hot Iron 1 Timothy 4:1-3 Colosians 2:8
Isaiah 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts.
St.Mark 7:6-13 This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men,for laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men,as the washing of pots and cups and many other such like things ye do.
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness and going about to establish their own righteousness have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God
Isaiah 66:1-5 Yea, they have chosen their own ways and their soul delighteth in their abominations, I also will choose their delusions and will bring their fears upon them because when I called,none did answer,when I spake,they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes and chose that in which I delighted not.
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
Deuteronomy 27:1-26 and Deuteronomy 28:1-68 and Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statues which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and over take thee.
Proverbs 1:1-33 Proverbs 1:24-31 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a
whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Psalms 107:1-43 Psalms 106:1-48 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. And he gave them in the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
The churches here in this time is lying to people about the truth everyone of them and is making people think they was told the truth and was born again in Christ and they have made people think they have power to bind evil spirits and cast them out and
break curses and the person was never told the truth and was born again in Christ to bind evil spirits and cast them out and break curses and speak in tongues. A person who was never told the truth and was born again in Christ does not have power to bind evil spirits and cast them out and break curses and speak in tongues
and heal the sick and raise the dead'' only a true believer in Christ have power to bind evil spirits and cast them out and break curses and speak in tongues and heal the sick and raise the dead. St Mark 16:16-18 and St Luke 10:19 and St Matthew 10:1 -8 and St.Matthew 16:18-19 and 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 and 1 Corinthians
14:1-40 and they have made people think they was heal and was deliver from evil spirits and they are devils working miracles to deceive because the devil does not cast out his own and have power to heal. St Mark 3:24-30 and Revelation 16:13-14 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,
and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
And they are lying to people about anointing oil and how a person can use anointing oil on them selves and their homes and business and work places and other things. In the bible anointing oil
was use for the church and the priest's office and a person who was anointed by God and to heal the sick. Anointing oil cannot be just made and use on a person to anoint them selves and their homes and business and work places and other things.
Exodus 29:1-9 Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
Exodus 29:21 and 29:9-46 And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.
Exodus 30:22-38 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be a holy anointing oil.
Exodus 30:32- 33 Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you. whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.
James 5:13-14 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven.
There are women pastor in our communities today leading in the church and doing deliverance and God commands a woman not to usurp authority over man in the church. It is not a woman's duty to teach and do deliverance in the church and speak in tongues in the church, the only time she can speak in tongues in the
church is when the whole congregation speaks in tongues and speaking in tongues is for a sign for the unbeliever.
There are women prophetess in the bible but not women priest's are pastor's and God does not suffer a woman to usurp authority over man in the church and it is not a woman duty to do deliverance and baptism
in the church and cast out evil spirits and break curses and heal the sick and raise the dead and a woman does not have power are authority to do deliverance and baptism and bind evil spirits and break curses and heal the sick and raise the dead. God suffers only a man to do the service of the church not a woman. And there are
no women pastors are priest's found no where in the bible who did deliverance and baptism and bind evil spirits and break curses and heal the sick and raise the dead. And before a man can do the services of God's church he would have to be a believer and is born again in Christ and is ordained and anointed by God before he
can lead God's church and can not be in sin. A person cannot just break their own curses and bind evil spirits and do self deliverance. The church has the power and authority to do deliverance and break curses and bind evil spirits and cast them out.
Hebrews 5:1-14 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. And no man taketh this honer unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
Titus 1:6-9 Titus 1:1-16 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, nor soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
1 Timothy 2:9-15 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
1 Corinthians 14: 34-35 Let your woman keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
Corinthians 14:22-35 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
1 Corinthians 14:1-40 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him: howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
2 Chronicles 34:22-25 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college; and they spake to her to that effect. And she answered them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me, Thus saith the Lord, Behold I will bring evil upon
this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah: Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched. 2 Chronicles 34: 1-33
Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances, Exodus 15:1-27
And they have made people think what God is telling them in the bible is not true and they have made people believe lies for the truth and many of them is making people think the Sabbath Day is on a Saturday'' and the
Sabbath Day is on a Sunday. Exodus 20:8-11 and Genesis 2:1-3 and Deuteronomy 5:12-14 and Exodus 31:13-18 and St.Luke 13:10-17 and St.Matthew 12:1-9 and St.Mark 3:1-7
And many churches is making people think they do not have to be baptize but they can still make it into heaven. St.John 3:4-7 Nicodemus saith unto him, how can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered verily, verily, I say unto thee,except a man be born of
water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.That which is born of flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.
St.Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them saying all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost:Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and lo I am with you always even unto the end of the world. Amen
Acts 19:1-6 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them have ye received the Holy ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized
in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
And many of them is not telling people the true church in the bible is buildeth unto the name of the Lord and not unto man's name. Neither Is There Salvation In Any Other: For There Is None Other Name Under Heaven Given Among Men Where By We Must Be Saved Acts 4:12 and Colossians 1:18
2 Chronicles 2:1 And Solomon determined to build a house for the name of the Lord
2 Chronicles 2:4 Behold ,I build a house to the name of the Lord my God, to dedicate it to him
2 Chronicles 6:7-10 Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house;but thy son which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name. Colossians 3:16 and Hebrews 5:9-14 and 1 Chronicles 22:19
And many of them is making people think the rapture or the pre rapture will take place first before the great tribulation in the future and the date when Christ will return and according to the bible this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven but my Father only.
St.Matthew 24:1-51 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven but my Father only.
St.Matthew 7:15-29 Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
The rapture is not coming before the great tribulation until all these things be fulfilled and satan will be bound for a thousand years and this prophecy has not come to pass yet but later in the future. Revelation 20:1-3 when he do be bound he will no longer deceive people anymore not until the thousand years are expired
then he will be release and come back to the earth. Christians will still be here on earth. If Christian are suppose to be rapture before the great tribulation then how do you explain in Revelation 20: 7-10 Christians will be here when the devil be release in St.Matthew 24:34 this generation shall not pass until all these things be fulfilled. St.Matthew 24:29-51 and Revelation 20:9
And many churches here in our time celebrates tradition and holidays and Christmas for Christ birthday and there is no scripture found in the bible what day and month and year Christ born on.
Holidays and Tradition Part 1
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qmBIGuAnmA
This is something that would need to be talked about and out in the open because it is not just the virus people have to worry about and it is time for people to stop pretending what God is telling them is not for real because we have another major problem and concern to worry about here and they are just
as dangerous and a threat to our very existing and being and because people is annoying God and what he is telling them things is getting worse here.
The Church Is Hiding A Dark Secret Every Single One Of Them And Thinks No One Will Find Out The Real Truth About Them
People is in the bible but they do not know what God is telling them and they think because they are here in this world they can do what ever they want and this is
where people is wrong and people is not here in this world to do what ever they want and there is more to the gospel the churches here in this time is not telling people and what really happen here centuries ago when our ancestors was here.
And people can see things is getting worse here is because they are annoying and
neglecting what God is telling them. I find it hard to believe the church think they can neglect and run away from what God is telling them and do not know the consequences and how serious this is and because people is neglecting what God is telling them people is becoming possessed and under demonic powers
here from real entities from the spiritual world and people think they are here in this world to stay and to have a good time and can do what ever they want and do not know what this means and what is happening here because they want nothing to do with the truth and because they do not know what God is telling
them they think they are here in this world just to play and have fun. They know many people in this time is not aware they are here from the spiritual rim is because they do not know what the bible is telling them. And people did not take it seriously and thought they could annoy it because what they thought and
made them selves think and thought they could take advantage of it. A person cannot add and take away from the gospel and say what they think is not for real and it will not do the church any good lying to people and believing lies for the truth.
Descendants Of The Devil And The Remnant Who Made A Covenant With Him Is At War With The Descendants Of Israel God's Chosen People And The Remnant Which Keep The Commandments Of God , And The Testimony Of Jesus Christ''
God Put Enmity Between The Devil Seed And The Woman Seed Because Of Adam And Eve Disobedience And This Has Been A On Going Battle Since The Beginning Of Time.'' Genesis 3:14-16
And They Use The Name Israel For Them Selves To Make People Think They Was God's Chosen Nation. The Name Israel Was Given To God's Chosen People When God Made A Covenant With Jacob.
biblepsalms23.livejournal.com/27079.html
www.flickr.com/groups/vision_and_dreams_and_revelation_pr...
relationshipsscams.blogspot.com/2020/03/we-have-old-enemy...
It Is Just Like A Person Is Asking For A Death Wish And Is Playing With Fire And Will Get Burn Thinking They Can Play Games With God And Think They Can Take Advantage Of It And Play Dumb Pretending They Do Not Know What God Is Telling Them In The Bible And They Are Traitors And Enemies Just
Like Judas Everyone Of Them And They Lie To Them Selves And To God And Will Perish In Their Own Corruption If They Do Not Repent.
biblepsalms23.livejournal.com/28735.html
relationshipsscams.blogspot.com/2020/06/it-is-just-like-p...
A Curse Is Upon Them Because Of The Sins Of Their Forefathers And Because Of Their Sins And Trespass Against God And Have Broken His Covenant He Gave Them Into The Hand Of The Heathen; And They That Hated Them Ruled Over Them And Sold Their Ancestors Into Slavery And Ripped Up Their Women With Child.
www.flickr.com/groups/vision_and_dreams_and_revelation_pr...
relationshipsscams.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-curse-is-upon-t...
biblepsalms23.livejournal.com/27501.html
Our World Is In Trouble And What If God Decides To Destroy Everything Here And What You Are Seeing Here We Are Being Attack Here By Real Entities From The Spiritual Rim And They Are Invading Our World By The Thousand And Is Planning To Attack And Destroy Us Here When The Son Of Perdition Comes Here In The Future In The Book Of Revelation
www.flickr.com/groups/vision_and_dreams_and_revelation_pr...
wesbrend.tumblr.com/
relationshipsscams.blogspot.com/2020/02/our-world-is-in-t...
They Are Being Foolish And Think They Can Cover The Truth Up- Government Cover-Ups And UFO Sightings And Ancient Aliens'' Government Shut Downs And Food Supplies And The Economic Collapse And Banks And Business Foreclosure And Bankruptcy And Things We Depend On For Our Resources, Water Supplies And Gas And Electric And Food And Clothing And Shelter Expenses And What They Are Not Telling You.
youtu.be/OoOlDRKgZuI
We Have A Old Enemy From The Pass From Ancient Times Is Here To Make War.'' I Know There Are People Who Think They Are Covering Up The Truth Because Of This Spirit But The Truth Cannot Be Cover Up Because They Are God's Commandments And Real Laws
www.reddit.com/usewesbrend/comments/f7o7id
/part_1_we_have_a_old_enemy_from_the_pass_from/
A Must See Post.'' It Is Coming In The Future The Great Tribulation Prepare Now And Be Ready Before It Is Too Late.'' God Is Telling People Now And Is Giving Them Warning But They Are Not Listening.'' What Is Coming Here This Is Not Your Television Screen And What You See In A Movie This Is The Real Deal
relationshipsscams.blogspot.com/2020/02/a-must-see-post-i...
Why Is The Church Still Lying Just Tell People The Truth!
People think they are sitting here and is getting away with it not obeying God is because the truth is not in them and what is people sitting here and waiting for thinking they can tempt God he is telling people in the bible when this prophecy comes to pass in the book of Revelation he is going to punish this
world and this will be the worse punishment no one have ever seen before in history and people do not have to take his word for it they will see it when the time comes and why is the church still lying just tell people the truth'' The churches here in our time world wide and state to state and all across the globe
everyone of them have been lying to people for a long time is because no one have not confront those devils and think they are getting away with it and because people is disobeying God and is breaking his commandments people is being curse with plagues and is being deceive and attacked and destroyed by real entities from the spiritual rim.
relationshipsscams.blogspot.com/
www.flickr.com/groups/vision_and_dreams_and_revelation_pr...
It Is Just Like A Person Is Asking For A Death Wish And Is Playing With Fire And Will Get Burn Thinking They Can Play Games With God And Think They Can Take Advantage Of It And Play Dumb Pretending They Do Not Know What God Is Telling Them In The Bible And They Are Traitors And Enemies Just
Like Judas Everyone Of Them And They Lie To Them Selves And To God And Will Perish In Their Own Corruption If They Do Not Repent.
www.flickr.com/groups/vision_and_dreams_and_revelation_pr...
Can Coronavirus Pandemic Threaten The States Power In The Coming Future Because Of The Great Depression And Biblical Curses And Plagues And Prophecies
relationshipsscams.blogspot.com/2020/07/can-coronavirus-p...
www.flickr.com/groups/vision_and_dreams_and_revelation_pr...
biblepsalms23.livejournal.com/29727.html
submitted by wesbrend to u/wesbrend [link] [comments]


2020.09.08 15:11 PotatoBear91 My spiritual journey - A Long Way to Conversion

My grandma had a faith in mixture of Buddhism and traditional Korean shamanism. But in her later years, she got converted to Methodist since her neighbor asked her to go to the church together. So She brought her grandchildren to the church, her daughter-in-law and eventually her son(well, it happened after she passed away. But it's significant move for the family).
Back in 2018, I just got graduated from the college and struggled for getting job in my home province. It was cold winter where I lived and I was on my way to grab some noodles for dinner. As I was close to grocery store, I came across with tall and thin white guys in their suits.
"Ah, these Mormon guys. I don't feel like talk with them."
I already had a plan to escape from them but they were faster than me. As I stood before them, they suddenly asked me to give five. "Gimme five? How weird they are!" But I did so. Because it doesn't cost me anything.
They asked me about my name, the place I live, my phone number(which I shouldn't gave) and et cetera. They passed me a book with dark blue cover and as it said, "The Book of Mormon - A New Covenant of Jesus Christ." I could throw it away but instead I have placed the book at the bookshelf.
From the next day, they tried to contact with me through Facebook messenger. But I never answered. As the spring began, I had to pull off my wisdom teeth at dental clinic. I had to see that white building where the mormon guys stay. I had to pull off three wisdom teeth and it was the day when I pulled off my last wisdom tooth. As I passed by the white building, I saw one of the guys in suit with his crutch. I felt sorry for him as I felt the same way when I was in the South Korean Army. He had to spent two years without any income and it was totally voluntary. Well, I was in the army with mandatory service for two years and at least I had a little salary from country; that'd be a difference.
Anyway, I told them it's might be okay to meet them at the church on regular basis. That was how I began the discussion with the missionaries. Discussion took about six months. Many missionaries came and left the town as they are assigned to be from the mission president.
I think it was September 2018, Elders told me that it's about time to choose the date for baptism. They thought September 28th would be a perfect day. But I felt like I'm not ready yet. Until then I was still a member of Methodist church in the town and I didn't know how to tell my friends in the methodist church. But I decided to give it a try. As expected, no one agreed. Only a week left until the baptism and still I had no idea what to do. So I kneel down and pray as I was told from the Elders.
Eventually they agreed to do so and I was able to be baptised on September 28th, 2018.
Until now I am not used to say I'm a Latter-Day Saints. I've lost many friends in Methodist faith since I decided to join the Latter-Day Saints. They thought me like fallen into some cult. I tried to call and meet them but none of them were answered. I felt somewhat hard first. But now I can manage to pray for them because they're still my friends.
It's really long story and thank you for take your time to read it!
submitted by PotatoBear91 to latterdaysaints [link] [comments]


2020.09.07 21:20 Carlisle-Taxis Scripture reading for today - September 8th 2020

08 September 2020. The Nativity of Our Lady
First Reading: Micah 5:1-4
Bethlehem, from you, shall come one who is to rule in Israel
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore, he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labour has brought forth; then the rest of his kindred shall return to the people of Israel.
And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall live secure, for now, he shall be great to the ends of the earth; and he shall be the one of peace.
The Word of the Lord.
Resp. Psalm (Ps 13)
R.: I exult for joy in the Lord
Though I trusted in your mercy,
let my heart rejoice in your salvation. (R./)
Let me sing of the Lord,
He has been good to me. (R./)
Gospel: Matthew (1:1-6, 18-23)
The genealogy of Jesus, who was born of Mary, is listed through Joseph
The genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Reflections -Born for us
When and where Our Lady was born is not recorded by the Evangelists. Most likely she was born about sixteen years before the birth of Jesus, in the village of Nazareth, where we meet her for the first time, at the Annunciation (Lk 1:26). After the Council of Ephesus in 431, when the Blessed Virgin Mary was designated as “Theotokos” (“Mother of God”), devotion to her spread in the Western Church. But well before that time, the joy of her birth was warmly remembered and celebrated among the Christians of Palestine.
A devotional Christian text, the Protevangelium of James, probably written in the 2nd-century, tells how Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anne, brought her to the temple at a very early age. Today would be a good time to read this pre-Gospel story, to reflect upon the special graces surrounding Mary’s birth. The author, probably a Palestinian Christian, narrates how her parents were eagerly longing for a child; and when eventually God granted her to them, they wished to dedicate her, body and soul, to the service of God in the Jerusalem temple.
She, who was to bring our Saviour into the world, would be a loving tabernacle of flesh for the living God, since it was in her womb, by the power of the Spirit, that the incarnate Son of God was conceived and developed. As his greatness would reach to the ends of the earth, so (says the Protevangelium) the grace of God was visible in his mother, from the beginning. According to this text, when Mary’s father, Joachim, brought the customary offerings to the temple, he  knew that the Lord has blessed him; and he went down to his own house, happy. “And after nine months Anna bore a child. And she asked the midwife: ‘What have I delivered? and she said A girl. And Anna said: “My soul has been magnified this day!” and she laid her down. And in due time, Anna was purified, and she suckled the child and called her name Mary.”
The deep driving force of Mary’s life was loving obedience to the will of God. This must be the intention of all who call themselves Christians, sharing in the very life of Christ Jesus himself. The prelude to Christ’s arrival began with the birth of Mary, daughter of Joachim and Anne. With delight we rejoice in the Lord who has been good to us through this marvellous daughter of Israel.
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Story of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8 date helped determine the date for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8.
Scripture does not give an account of Mary’s birth. However, the apocryphal Protoevangelium of James fills in the gap. This work has no historical value, but it does reflect the development of Christian piety. According to this account, Anna and Joachim are infertile but pray for a child. They receive the promise of a child who will advance God’s plan of salvation for the world. Such a story, like many biblical counterparts, stresses the special presence of God in Mary’s life from the beginning.
Saint Augustine connects Mary’s birth with Jesus’ saving work. He tells the earth to rejoice and shine forth in the light of her birth. “She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious lily of the valley. Through her birth, the nature inherited from our first parents is changed.” The opening prayer at Mass speaks of the birth of Mary’s Son as the dawn of our salvation and asks for an increase of peace.
submitted by Carlisle-Taxis to Catholicism [link] [comments]


2020.09.06 15:01 portlane Edith Chapman (Edith is survived by sons, Ralph (Olivia), Walter (Sandra), Joseph (Lori - deceased); daughters, Penny (Norm) Brown and Anna (Steven) Nipper; 13 grandchildren, many great-and great-great-grandchildren.)

EDITH L. (KIT) CHAPMAN
Edith L. (Kit) Chapman passed away Aug. 31, 2020 at the age of 96. She would have been 97 on Sept. 5.
Edith was an active member of the Community of Christ church where she played the piano and organ, gave music lessons from her home of 75 years.
Instrumental in starting the pie baking booth at the Clark County Fair, Edith continued helping up to age 95.
She retired at the age of 80 from a large retirement home. Edith often remarked that she “took care of old people.” Edith loved to have people come for a visit and served homemade cookies and coffee.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Chapman in 1976 and daughter, Nancy (Mel) Koch in 2006.
Edith is survived by sons, Ralph (Olivia), Walter (Sandra), Joseph (Lori - deceased); daughters, Penny (Norm) Brown and Anna (Steven) Nipper; 13 grandchildren, many great-and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Please share a memory @ www.columbian.com/obits
source: http://obits.columbian.com/obituaries/columbian/obituary.aspx?n=edith-l-chapman-kit&pid=196752771
submitted by portlane to deadpeoplepdx [link] [comments]


2020.09.02 15:11 SheCalledMePaul What's Happening in CT: 9/3 - 9/9

Thursday, September 3rd, 20:

Friday, September 4th, 2020:

Saturday, September 5th, 2020:

Sunday, September 6th, 2020:

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020:

submitted by SheCalledMePaul to Connecticut [link] [comments]


2020.09.01 13:48 sugardatingsites Ten Simple Ways to Meet Bisexual Women

Ten Simple Ways to Meet Bisexual Women
Many women have become comfortable with the fact that they are attracted to other women, but they often have no idea how to meet other women who feel the same attraction. It's perfectly understandable. Many of us have been married, have busy work lives, and just haven't had the time to keep up on our social activities, let alone socializing with lesbian or bisexual women. Here are ten ways you can meet bisexual women, both online and in the real world.

https://preview.redd.it/on2hitzbwik51.jpg?width=1024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7a7e4c79ad96ec255296359ce208f7f4188c1b74
1. Online discussion forums and chat rooms for lesbians and bisexual women. Start searching google for bisexual dating sites, discussion forums, and activity groups. Take the time to post messages, get involved in the groups, and join the live chats. If you see someone who piques your interest send her a polite private message to introduce yourself. Most of all, have fun and get involved. You'll share and learn knowledge in the process.
2. There are a number of lesbian dating sites online. Lesbian dating sites can be a great place to meet women who are looking for the same thing you are. Lesbian dating is big business online so if you're serious about wanting to meet someone then there are some things you can do to greatly improve your odds of successfully meeting the right woman online. Join several of the bigger dating sites. Write a profile and include a recent photo of yourself. Make yourself sound interesting. You can do it - tell them about your hobbies or interests. Keep it light and fun to invite responses. Don't just sit there and wait. Browse through the profiles and send a few friendly messages to let women know you're interested in them. Finally, don't stop too soon. It may take months to find your Ms. Right. Anything worthwhile is worth the wait, right? Give it a little time and you may just be successful.
3. Social networking sites have only been around a few years but they have quickly become a way to meet interesting people both locally and worldwide. Be careful of game players but there are thousands of potential friends just waiting to be found in these networks. Most social networking sites allow you to search by geographic location (and sexual orientation) to meet new friends in your area, or perhaps in areas where you'll be traveling.
4. Gay and lesbian bars can be a good way to get out and socialize with women who speak your language. Most larger cities and many smaller towns have gay and lesbian bars or hangouts where you can meet lesbian and bisexual women. If you're shy find a friend to go with you the first time, then get to know some folks so you don't have to go in alone. Do a little research before you go. Many of these bars and nightclubs have a web site where you can check to see when they have women's night, karaoke, shows, etc. Sometimes it's easier to show up when there is something of interest to you going on. My maternal instinct kicks in here so I should tell you to be careful of alcoholics and druggies but you can meet some nice people out at the bars and nightclubs.
5. Gay and lesbian social groups exist in many cities. A quick Google search might uncover a local Gay and Lesbian Center, Gay-Straight Alliances at local colleges/universities, or even a lesbian social group. Look for local lesbian mailing lists at Yahoo and similar services. Sometimes these groups have web sites or print publications where you can introduce yourself. The more you mingle and meet people, the more new people you will meet as you are introduced to friends of friends.
6. Lesbians love sporting activities whether they are playing or watching. Softball, volleyball, and basketball are common lesbian interests. So is watching professional sports teams. Many communities have women's professional sports teams such as football or basketball. If you happen to show up you're bound to find lesbians both playing and watching. This is an especially useful tip if you happen to live in a smaller town where there are no openly gay and lesbian activities.
7. Church - yes churches can be a great way to meet lesbian women. If your community has a "welcoming congregation," that usually means the church welcomes gay and lesbian people. Metropolitan Community Churches, Unitarian Universalist Churches, and The United Church of Christ among others are known to be welcoming churches. You're very likely to meet lesbian and bisexual women who never go to the bars. If you're looking for a committed relationship this might not be a bad place to meet suitable women.
8. Gay neighborhoods and business centers exist in many larger cities. Do a little research to find out if there are gay and lesbian neighborhoods in your area. If so, there are sure to be lesbian-friendly coffee shops and hangouts in the neighborhood. You will often find LGBT businesses clustered together in a shopping mall, on a street or in a neighborhood.
9. Local gay publications usually contain personal ads, organizations, welcoming businesses, a calendar of upcoming events, concerts, and news of interest to the local community. You can try a Google search for these publications or look at local gay and lesbian bars or businesses. They frequently stock LGBT publications for their customers.
10. Perhaps one of the most effective ways to meet lesbian and bisexual women is through friends. Don't ever discount the power of friends and networking. If you can only meet one or two lesbian or bisexual friends, that's enough to get started. It's great to have friends anyway, but they can introduce you to their lesbian and bisexual friends and before you know it you'll have a bunch of friends. With these new friends comes the opportunity to meet even more people, engage in fun activities with your new women friends such as hiking, sports, card games or whatever.
submitted by sugardatingsites to bisexualdatingwebsite [link] [comments]


2020.08.22 22:56 pimoflex69 RAGE: Women on dating apps

I'm from the UK so I'm not sure if some of the trends I see here are the same in the US or elsewhere. But Jesus Christ man women on dating apps are the fucking worst. And it's only been getting worse the older I get. I'm currently 29 and dating at this age is like Vietnamese fingernail torture.
First off let's start with the entitlement. Every girl has a litany of things they want a guy to do for them, or a guy to be in order to be "qualified" to date them yet they offer nothing of value back. "Make me laugh" has to be one of the most over used statements on profiles. MAKE YOU LAUGH!? YOU'VE GIVEN ZERO INDICATION OF A SENSE OF HUMOUR YOU DUMB BITCH, YOU COME OFF LIKE YOU HAVE THE PERSONALITY OF A PIECE OF PAPER WTF AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THIS!?
They want you to be in shape, have a great personality, make them laugh, message first, be tall, have a beard, have tattoos, play guitar, be sensitive, be a man "no bois plz", they don't want one night stands or players, but also nothing serious, let's see what happens, don't want kids, vegan, yoga, travelling EVERYBODY WANTS TO TRAVEL YOU CUNT, TRAVELLING DOESN'T MAKE YOU SPECIAL OR INTERESTING, DO YOU EVEN HAVE A PERSONALITY? OR DO YOU JUST REPEAT THE SAME FUCKING SHIT AS EVERYONE ELSE BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO BE EXPOSED AS A COMPLETE FUCKING VOID OF A PERSON!!!??
Ultimately it seems like so many women just want a cardboard cutout man they can just use for whatever end they have. They don't want a man that thinks for himself, has hobbies that don't service her in some way or even wants to start a family. Haha in fact most of the time they don't want kids because of how deeply selfish they are, which in all honesty is a decent red flag to plaster on your bio.
They feel no obligation to be valuable at all other than being a hole. Their ego is so out of control that they seriously think that by virtue of being a woman is what gives them the right to demand so much of men and offer nothing in return. NOTHING. To anyone who has a little girl, NEVER teach them they are a "Princess", this is crucial. These girls suffer from lil princess syndrome, a mental disorder where women have increasingly distorted views of men and themselves based on their inflated sense of self worth and narcissism. Raise girls to understand the virtues of female traits and to respect men's efforts in the world and teach them to have hobbies, skills and intelligence so they don't rely on their fuck holes to move through this world.
Many of these women are left wing, what a fucking surprise huh? 33, still single, "looking for the one". Why is that? Could it be feminism sold you a lie? They sold you down the river to work a career or a job that you hate, that you took a year off for stress (why is it always women going off sick for stress?) And you convinced yourself you don't want kids, but now you're getting older and time is ticking and you're wondering why you feel so alone and you can't connect with men. But obviously it's all men's fault. Those pesky men don't want to be feminist. Oh god he doesn't blindly hate Trump like my ignorant fucking ass! What a cunt! He must be a terrible person to not just blindly hate all the things I hate despite me never doing the minimal ammount of research to even form a coherent opinion!
George Orwell wrote in 1984 about how women were the worst offenders for shouting slogans and blindly following the doctrine of the state. I wonder why he wrote that 🤔 the more I use dating apps, the more I realise how easily brainwashed women are. I noticed this in church too. Women would be ardent and pedantic enforcers of the religion. Men would be more lenient, knowing that following the core philosophy is more important than if you jack off from time to time or use curse words.
The height thing fucks me off. I'm not even small I'm 5'11. But it's just so fucking shallow. You know damned well if I made a male equivalent profile like "I want a short girl, slim, medium tits and nice ass" I'd be lambasted as some kind of mysoginist objectifier who needs to be strapped into a chair Clockwork Orange style and re-educated into some form of soy based lifeform only to be rejected by women anyway.
Women often want kindness and compassion but I don't think they actually know what those words mean because when it comes to men they seem completely unable to be or show any of those things. Like if a woman shows even an ounce of consideration to me it's actually a shock nowerdays. Obviously it's just code for kindness and compassion FOR ME. Not for you, not for anyone else, just be kind to me. Again it's this insane selfishness that they have almost no self awareness about. This is likely why women generally hate eachother because of how deeply narcissistic they are.
Single mothers. Like fuck, hearing their stories is just heartbreaking and enraging at the same time. I was on a date not long ago with this single mom. The kid was 8 months old. She had the kid in her last year of uni with a guy she just smoked weed with and fucked. They weren't even together. I'm not really for abortion but it seems like a good idea in that situation. Now the dad has fucked off to another country and has left her behind. Great choices lady. I'm sure your child won't grow up to resent you.
Obviously I'm not ragging on all women, just women on dating apps in particular. I notice these growing trends where women want it all. They want seven guys at once to be deeply in love with them while also having no commitment to any of them, in fact they have one guy they fawn over on WhatsApp who lives in another country or some shit who actually gives zero fucks about her and just mines her for nudes. But he's the one she's holding out for.
It's exhausting and deeply frustrating. Women are turning into the hedonistic chauvinist pigs they claim to despise and it's just sickening.
Never been mgtow but seriously considering it the more this goes on
EDIT: someone mentioned fatties in the comments and so I had to sound off on that. I won't go on too long but I'll say this; fatties are some of the most frustrating of women as they actually have good personalities a lot of the time. HOWEVER they're usually in massive denial and are huge catfishes. They preach body positivity yet use every angle in the book to look thinner or use pictures from years ago where they were slightly slimmer (so they look thicc rather than fat) to lure you in. So when you actually go on that date thinking you're in for some dummy thickness you end up meeting a blob. And you can't fucking say anything because it's impolite but inside you're screaming WHY DID YOU LIE TO ME YOU FUCKING PLANETOID?? AND SHE CAN SEE IT IN YOUR EYES THAT YOU'RE SCREAMING INSIDE BUT SHE SAYS NOTHING AND YOU SAY NOTHING AND YOU HAVE AN AWKWARD DATE THEN GO HOME AND NEVER SPEAK AGAIN. GET ON A TREADMILL YOU FAT LYING FUCK AND STOP THIS MADNESS
submitted by pimoflex69 to TheDickShow [link] [comments]


2020.08.20 05:03 broccolinislippers Strange Memorial by JNFather Doesn't Stop Siblings from Bonding

(TW:child abuse, in original post) Original post here: https://www.reddit.com/JUSTNOFAMILY/comments/i9i1ps/exhausted_is_the_kitten_worth_it/
When I described what happened to one of my close friends, she said the memorial sounds like an episode of "Black Mirror." It's just so odd and surreal. This is really long... maybe most of you won't read it and that's ok, but I need to tell the story to process it.
TLDR: update that we definitely are not getting the kitten from my dad and will have to wait and see on the adoption websites if he shows up. Surreal memorial that was not even about my mother, but about "Jesus" and my dad. It was basically like an "intervention" and the preachers definitely treated us like they had been told we were Satan's spawn. My dad put up a bunch of pictures in a display and conveniently did not display any but one that had me in them. My dad denied my moms wishes and got her ashes interred at a place we don't have any details about, when she wanted her ashes spread in a beautiful and/or meaningful place. My dad basically didn't talk to anyone but church people, did not see me or any of my mom's family before the service, and left immediately. He switched hotels last minute after embarrassing me and my husband by calling our (at the time mutual) hotel four times in the same night because he did not believe me that they agreed to have my mom's kitten in the room (that we were originally supposed to adopt while there). Despite all this, a good thing happened for my siblings and I, who got to spend time together and talk about my mom, and all of our spouses get along swimmingly.

My mother passed away on July 30th. She was a religious person, specifically catering to my fathers preference of very extreme, conservative, fundamental Baptist (Christian). For those of you in the US, the Southern Baptist Convention is too "liberal" for my father. My mom was only 52 and very healthy and died of an aggressive colon cancer, diagnosed a year ago. Her doctors said it would take her in 8 weeks without treatment, and since she got treatment at one of the best cancer centers in the world, she was able to get a whole year instead. Toward the end, she was suffering, and my father frequently refused medications prescribed by her physician teams, including her oncologists and palliative care doctors and nurses. He, despite my pleading, also refused pain medication while she was suffering dying, not because it was against our religion, but because "she doesn't need pain medicine, she isn't in pain she is just uncomfortable." She couldn't speak for herself, and I was pleading with him over the phone from states away because I was sick at my own home with COVID-19. I work in Critical Care and although I was trying to tell him the medication would help her be more comfortable, he was screaming at me not to "diagnose over the phone." He told me she was uncomfortable because she was sitting on her backside too much and she needed to be able to get up more and walk around, not pain medication. He was in complete denial of everything, would not get help for himself or my mother, would not make the house more accessible for her, and got offended at my asking for pain medication and cut off all contact with me except through my sister, who witnessed my moms pain in person and reported back concerned asking me what she can do, which was nothing. He was in control and my dying suffering mom had no one who could help her because of him. (part of this was in original post; sorry for repeating but I just want to re-emphasize how awful this is and how it made everyone, especially mom, feel).
I talked originally about mom's sweet kitten, and how my father will take him to the pound in September rather than giving him to us to adopt because he is "messy". I took y'alls advice and contacted the shelter in question via email, and pulled up their adoption policies so I am ready to adopt if he shows up there. No one got back to me yet, but they also use PetFinder online to post their pets for rehoming, so hopefully I will be able to see him on there if he does. My dad didn't mention anything about the kitten when I saw him, so I definitely won't be getting it from him. Thank you for your advice.
For the memorial, my dad had everyone drive/fly to South Carolina, 5.5 hrs drive from where he lived with her in Florida, to be at the last church they were members of (for only about a year, year and a half). Ok, this makes sense, sort-of. I'm not sure why they didn't ask a preacher who knew her better, but ok. What doesn't make sense, is that mom had said she wished to be cremated and specifically said to me "do not put me in the ground" and "do not come visit me or anything, I think that is weird" and then Dad went and had her ashes interred at a national cemetery in Florida. She had said to spread her ashes someplace meaningful or beautiful. I wanted to take them to the Grand Canyon, where my dad's favorite pic of her was taken, and where decades before that they took their honeymoon. Whatever. So instead of having the service there where he is putting the ashes, which is the city some of my BIL's family lives and much shorter drive for sister and her toddler (5 hours less), very close for my dad's mother, and close to my mom's home, everyone had to go to another state for this church? He also did not tell anyone he was doing this with the ashes or ask any opinions about it, or disclose the location to anyone. Hopefully he will give us this information later?
During the memorial, my dad also only talked about my mom in relation to Jesus. Her obituary said absolutely nothing about what a sweet and friendly person my mom was, how talented she was, how she was caring and giving and funny, etc, it just mentioned that she was a committed follower of Christ, wife to my dad, mother to me and my siblings. Ok, maybe it was to keep it to the point. But then, at the memorial, only the same theme was present. He gave a speech about her relationship with God throughout her life. He didn't say anything personal about her except the date they met and that he knew he needed to marry her because of a "voice in his head." He talked about her wanting only to make sure others came to Christ and would tell everyone she knew about The Lord. My mother wasn't a missionary or preacher... yes she was devoted in her beliefs and her faith, she told others frequently after her diagnosis that "God is in control" and she was not worried about what would happen to her because God had a plan. She didn't, however, try to convert anyone, do door to door witnessing, try to get any family members or friends go to church except my sister, try to explain how to be "saved" to anyone. She was a good person and faithful, but he made it sound like she was traveling the world converting everyone she met to Jesus, and did nothing else of value. He didn't mention any of her family outside of him and his children or any remorse that any other family would miss her or the time she spent with them. There was not any discussion or opening for anyone else to say anything nice or share memories about my mom either, only discussion of how she loved Jesus and she wanted everyone to come to Jesus. The preacher gave a long speech about how they weren't sad because they would all see Mom again in heaven while they are worshipping God, and everyone should be "saved." He went through explanations about how doing good deeds or going to church isn't enough, how the only way to get to heaven is their specific way, etc etc, you're all going to hell, blah blah... while we are trying to mourn and remember my mom. They said come talk to us later so we can make sure you know where you're going when you die. All the weird church people who didn't even know my mom came by to give a stern look and say "I'm praying for you" and it seemed that no one there even really knew my mom except two of her coworkers from many states away who had come to her memorial. (They actually talked with me a little about the best things about being around my mom and how she lifted up those around her.) It seemed like most people there had definitely been told that this was some kind of intervention for me and my siblings and extended family who weren't in their "cult". I don't mean to offend anyone who is religious- my whole family is Christian, some baptist/protestant, some Catholic. This was not just religious, it was aggressive and surreal that this service about my mom said nothing about her.
The display with all the pictures had couples pictures and family pictures, but I was in none of them but one, from when I was 4 years old (I am 32 now). The reason my dad gave was he wanted "more recent pictures" that "people would be recognizable in." I don't think anyone could recognize me at 4... he took pictures as a hobby and was constantly shooting photos growing up, and we took studio family photos every year. He had plenty "more recognizable" ones from when I was 17 or 18 before I left home. My brother and sister were featured in the display as 8 and 10 year olds, so they were recognizable then but somehow I am not? This was the first thing my family members noticed when they walked in, they would tell me later. It was so surreal... it was like I didn't exist, I didn't matter, my feelings didn't matter, my relationship with my mom didn't matter... all that mattered was my dad and Jesus. I had to sit there when I wanted to be remembering and honoring my mom and get talked down to by the preacher who had obviously been told by my dad, given the way he greeted me before his speech, that I'm some kind of heathen. Ironically, not to toot my horn or try to compete or anything like that, but just how nonsensical it all is, I did lots of witnessing and converting when I was a child and teenager. I was fully brainwashed and just trying anything really to get accepted by my abusive dad, who didn't even notice this or care. I did door-to-door witnessing, I took people to church, I led youth bible studies and participated in campus ministries. I reached out to many, many more people than my mother ever did, and yet all that was valid about her was her witness for Christ? That doesn't even make sense. She was a wonderful wife- she was eternally patient with him even though he is absolutely maddening... he couldn't even find his keys without her. She was creative, an amazing cook and baker, artistic, funny, nice to everyone she met, quirky, hardworking... she was loved by all her coworkers and a good boss when she managed people... so many wonderful things about her and he only wants to talk about her religion and kind of embellish it? I was so upset by all this. And he won't even talk to me.
I wanted to see if maybe I could talk to my dad since he had been shutting me out or texting me and taking it the wrong way but not allowing me to call. My dad kicked us out about ten minutes after the service because he needed to clean up his display and the church people needed to go. He had barely spoken to me except to mumble a "thanks for coming" and he continued to deflect me. He said he would not be hugging anyone or shaking hands due to the virus, but he hugged the preacher and random church people from a church he hasn't attended in over 8 mos and only attended for a year prior? He had long conversations with random nice people who were just making nice people small talk and didn't know him or my mom at all (evident by the types of questions they were asking), but I couldn't talk to him? The preachers and some of the church people weren't even in masks, and he was afraid to talk to us because he is at risk because he's had pneumonia before, but they don't pose a risk? We were definitely too infected for him to touch or talk to from traveling and having gotten COVID and gotten better, even with masks on and a few feet apart, but the church people don't even need a mask and he can hug them? It was all so weird and contradictory. My dad had also switched his hotel the day before to not be in the same one we were in-- the one he had called four times while he berated me and accused me of lying and being irresponsible via text message because I had asked them to let us have my mom's kitten we were supposed to adopt from him, and he didn't believe me that they were going to allow it. So we stayed in the hotel despite the embarrassment, so as not to make waves, but we find out he switched his hotel and won't talk to anyone before the service. He wouldn't talk to me during or after the service either. I invited him back to the hotel lobby where my mom's family was going to gather, and he said maybe but most likely no because he needed to preserve my moms funeral flowers right away. He texted later he wouldn't be coming. He didn't say he loved us, or tell everyone sorry I can't make it, or safe travels, or anything else. Whatever.
On the plus side, I was able to have family to our room because we got a room with a living room attached to it, and I asked everyone to go around the room and say what their favorite thing about my mother was. A lot of wonderful memories were shared (spoiler: none of them were about Jesus). After my aunt, uncle, and grandma went to the airport, my siblings and I and our spouses all had dinner and hung out in the hotel room after. Fortunately and unfortunately, we had all gotten COVID and recovered from it, so we didn't have to worry as much about pandemic precautions. We all expressed that the whole situation was super weird and I got overflowing support from both my siblings and extended family that they love and care about me, and did not understand or agree with how my father has treated me throughout my life or recently, or how terrible he was to me about my mom's treatment and the whole kitten situation. My siblings and I have gotten close as adults despite my parents at times trying to actively pit us against one another, especially my dad with his abusive treatment of me and excusing my sister from all wrongdoing and spoiling her. We had a great time spending time together and sharing memories about my mom, and we made plans to get together as soon as we can when the pandemic has cooled down. Over all, I have come to the conclusion that we all just have to remember and honor her in our own way, and that we have to make our own family now the way that WE want to love each other and WE want to treat each other. My dad can choose to be a part of that or not, but coming to us and being involved is going to be on HIM, not us, and especially not me. It's sad, but my mom was kind of in the position of spreading my dad's negativity and hate around, and with her gone, he doesn't have as much influence and the cloud has kind of been lifted in a way. We decided as the kids that we want to have a close, loving family, and he can do what he wants but that doesn't have to concern us.
I guess I don't really have any advice to ask, but if anyone has any, feel free to share. I also had a few AITA moments because my dad gaslights me and I can never tell if what he is saying/doing is intentionally hurtful/spiteful or just because of his (undiagnosed) mental condition which everyone thinks must be some form of autism. I don't want to be overly judgmental of what a grieving person does, and I can't imagine what he is going through. They were married 31 years. But I am not the asshole. I have done what I can. I'm not even sure I want any apologies from him... the last ones were more or less a trick to get what he wanted, so I don't think I could trust it.
submitted by broccolinislippers to JUSTNOFAMILY [link] [comments]


2020.08.16 16:15 oh-oh-livinonaprayer Helpful guide on Christian designations, denominations, and categorizations (Fundie vs. Fundie-lite vs. Conservative vs. Progressive vs. Liberal)

A few disclaimers:
  1. While this post has been mod-approved, it is NOT meant to be authoritatively true NOR is it reflective of all members or mods of this sub.
  2. These categories are the opinion of the author (not a mod) and the author alone
  3. Each person has their individual faith background, and may not fall completely into any category perfectly. This is a spectrum, not boxes.
Where this information comes from: my personal knowledge and studies from within fundamentalism:
FUNDIE:
FUNDIE-LITE:
Mainline Protestant Christian:
Conservative Christian:
Progressive Christian:
Liberal Christian:
Outliers & Not-Covereds:
Note from u/sassiestpants: "Catholics are Christian, and identify themselves as the 'original' Christians. Catholic leadership traces itself back to Peter the Apostle. Almost all non-Roman Catholic Christian denominations were originally derived from Roman Catholicism."
submitted by oh-oh-livinonaprayer to FundieSnark [link] [comments]


2020.08.16 16:14 oh-oh-livinonaprayer {REPOSTING DUE TO EDITS & FEEDBACK} Helpful guide on Christian designations, denominations, and categorizations (Fundie vs. Fundie-lite vs. Conservative vs. Progressive vs. Liberal)

A few disclaimers:
  1. While this post has been mod-approved, it is NOT meant to be authoritatively true NOR is it reflective of all members or mods of this sub.
  2. These categories are the opinion of the author (not a mod) and the author alone
  3. Each person has their individual faith background, and may not fall completely into any category perfectly. This is a spectrum, not boxes.
Where this information comes from my personal knowledge and studies from within fundamentalism:
FUNDIE:
FUNDIE-LITE:
Mainline Protestant Christian:
Conservative Christian:
Progressive Christian:
Liberal Christian:
Outliers & Not-Covereds:
Edit: Note from u/sassiestpants:
"Catholics are Christian, and identify themselves as the 'original' Christians. Catholic leadership traces itself back to Peter the Apostle. Almost all non-Roman Catholic Christian denominations were originally derived from Roman Catholicism."
submitted by oh-oh-livinonaprayer to DuggarsSnark [link] [comments]


2020.08.13 21:17 portlane Debra Sajovic (July 6, 1955 - July 31, 2020)

Debra Lynn (Driscoll) Sajovic
July 6, 1955 - July 31, 2020
Debra Lynn Sajovic was born in Portland to Glenn and Sharon (Rose) Driscoll. She succumbed to complications due to early-onset Alzheimer's. Debi grew up in the Mt. Scott Park area and attended Portland schools. She graduated from Marshall High School and attended Mount Hood Community College.
In 1975 she married Randy Sajovic in Manti, Utah. They eventually settled in Canby, Ore., and had three children.
Debi had an incredibly strong work ethic and worked from a young age: berry picking, babysitting, restaurants, US Bank where she helped customers with their accounts, her own house cleaning business, Canby schools lunch program and in senior care centers. She enjoyed working with people, especially mingling with junior high kids as the kitchen manager at Ackerman Junior HS in Canby and with senior citizens at Spring Ridge Court assisted living in Charbonneau. She loved the residents in the memory care unit and spent countless hours of personal time with them, often being the only person with them as they died.
Debi was a volunteer in Canby schools and especially enjoyed working in the Green Room during junior high and high school plays for a number of years sewing costumes.
Debi was a longtime volunteer with the American Red Cross. She got her start assisting impacted people during local emergencies such as apartment fires and floods. She later traveled to help people in other parts of the country who had been impacted by wild fires, floods, hurricanes and other disasters. She was especially moved by her experiences in Mississippi and Alabama after Hurricane Katrina which ravaged the Gulf Coast. She was profoundly affected by her service at the respite center for rescue workers at ground zero of the World Trade Center after 9/11. She carried the effects of that assignment with some breathing problems from the smoke, dust and fumes.
Debi loved to quilt and garden. Her quilts were not for show but for humanitarian aid and inevitably for people she thought could use a lift from a gift. She loved her flowers and enjoyed the solitude of working in her garden. Visitors always remarked on the varied beauty of the blooms. And then she would cut them and give them to those she thought needed a little gift and beauty in their lives.
She was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many church positions but especially loved teaching young children, attending youth camps where she either helped run the kitchen or taught crafts, and providing humanitarian service.
Her other pride and joys were her grandchildren. She was especially close to her three adopted grandsons. She loved all ten and enjoyed doing grandma things with them.
Debi was extraordinary in that she did small ordinary things that uplifted those hurting, down-trodden or in need, often quietly and always kindly and with love. She will be missed by many.
Debi is survived by her husband of nearly 45 years, Randy; her daughters, Michelle (Greg) Coxey and Myndi (Luke) Hemphill; son, Jordan (Tahsha); grandchildren, Noah, Sam, Andrew, Henry, Finn, Ruby, Camden, Turner, Adelaide and Colt; her mother; sister, Robin Mathias; and brother Chris. She was predeceased by her father.
Consistent with her desire to be an organ donor, her body is being devoted for research, especially to pursue any insights into early-onset Alzheimer's with which she was afflicted many years ago and suffered mightily with the last four years. Disposition will by cremation. No service is planned at this time because of public gathering restrictions due to the corona virus. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Debi would encourage donations to the American Red Cross, Alzheimer's Association, or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints humanitarian aid fund.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=debra-lynn-sajovic-driscoll&pid=196605894
submitted by portlane to deadpeoplepdx [link] [comments]


Church of Christ Singles