About Roger Gardner and Radarsite: Friendships in the Blogosphere

It is odd how well we can get to know a person by their blogs. When someone writes consistently, daily, and writes about subjects affecting our daily lives, our writing is a perfect profile of who we are.

I “met” Roger Gardner of Radarsite seven months ago. It seems much longer. The bloggers in my circle of blogger friends do not trade much personal information back and forth…just enough to ask for prayers when one of us, or one of ours, needs prayer. We might know a little about another’s children or grandchildren…and we might not. What we do know is that we are all passionate about traditional American values. That is our common bond.

Roger obsessed over the elections. He laid-out all of his election emotion in his writing. He was “up” in spirits in one post, and “down” in spirits in the next. He waged the battle. He never gave up. In a recent post, he said:

Of course my friends think I take it all too seriously. They have a much healthier view of it all, a much more cavalier attitude. Politics is politics, they say. It’s the same old game. Not worth getting yourself all upset about it. Liberals who have responded to my emotional pleas and dire warnings have invariably characterized me as a bitter, lonely, hate-filled right-winger racist, an obsessive anti-social paranoid, clinging to a semi-mythical and long-gone past. An uptight reactionary, fearful of change, stubbornly rejecting the promise of a bright future.

Most of us did not think he took it “all too seriously.” We recognized that he could put it into words better than most of us, and was driven to do so.

The elections are over. Now Roger has another battle to wage. Here is his message.


Dear loyal Radarsite readers —

This is a strange message for me to be writing. But it must be done. But how? What can I say? I think I’ll just say it up front. Two days ago I got diagnosed with acute leukemia. It is considered “lethal”. I have been told that it could come to an end in as short a time as 2 weeks. I have been allowed to come home for one night before I go into the hospital tomorrow for chemo. If I survive the first week, things could get better, if I survive four weeks thing could really get better.

However, as of now, the first prognosis does seem the most likely. I think we all wonder how we might react to news like this. At this point I can tell you that I am in a good mood, and I have accepted it and I have nothing but gratitude that I have been allowed to live this long, and to have found such a fulfilling mission this late in life.

I am so grateful to have made so many good friends and to have found so many worthy patriots who love this great country of ours as much as I do, not despite what we have done but because of what we have done.

This may be my last article and of course I would like it to be my best. I would like to fill it with everything I have learned or felt. I would like to say something really profound and meaningful, but I just can’t. I’m getting too tired right now to go much further.

I can only say thank you for all I have learned from you and for your steadfast loyalty. My fondest hope of course would be that I would come back home all cured and find this article to be an embarrassment to me. lol But of course that’s not up to me.

Please, all of you, all of you who are my fellow warriors, all of you who have commented here, and all of you who have been quiet readers, keep up the good fight, and I hope that you have enjoyed me as much as I have enjoyed you.

With great respect,
Roger W. Gardner
Radarsite

*****

Roger has been a beloved contributor at Maggie’s Notebook and Miss Beth’s Victory Dance. Please continue to visit Radarsite and comment there. Several of us will continue to post for Roger. I have great confidence that he will be back. Help us keep his blog alive until he is back and posting again.

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About Roger Gardner and Radarsite: Friendships in the Blogosphere

It is odd how well we can get to know a person by their blogs. When someone writes consistently, daily, and writes about subjects affecting our daily lives, our writing is a perfect profile of who we are.

I “met” Roger Gardner of Radarsite seven months ago. It seems much longer. The bloggers in my circle of blogger friends do not trade much personal information back and forth…just enough to ask for prayers when one of us, or one of ours, needs prayer. We might know a little about another’s children or grandchildren…and we might not. What we do know is that we are all passionate about traditional American values. That is our common bond.

Roger obsessed over the elections. He laid-out all of his election emotion in his writing. He was “up” in spirits in one post, and “down” in spirits in the next. He waged the battle. He never gave up. In a recent post, he said:

Of course my friends think I take it all too seriously. They have a much healthier view of it all, a much more cavalier attitude. Politics is politics, they say. It’s the same old game. Not worth getting yourself all upset about it. Liberals who have responded to my emotional pleas and dire warnings have invariably characterized me as a bitter, lonely, hate-filled right-winger racist, an obsessive anti-social paranoid, clinging to a semi-mythical and long-gone past. An uptight reactionary, fearful of change, stubbornly rejecting the promise of a bright future.

Most of us did not think he took it “all too seriously.” We recognized that he could put it into words better than most of us, and was driven to do so.

The elections are over. Now Roger has another battle to wage. Here is his message.


Dear loyal Radarsite readers —

This is a strange message for me to be writing. But it must be done. But how? What can I say? I think I’ll just say it up front. Two days ago I got diagnosed with acute leukemia. It is considered “lethal”. I have been told that it could come to an end in as short a time as 2 weeks. I have been allowed to come home for one night before I go into the hospital tomorrow for chemo. If I survive the first week, things could get better, if I survive four weeks thing could really get better.

However, as of now, the first prognosis does seem the most likely. I think we all wonder how we might react to news like this. At this point I can tell you that I am in a good mood, and I have accepted it and I have nothing but gratitude that I have been allowed to live this long, and to have found such a fulfilling mission this late in life.

I am so grateful to have made so many good friends and to have found so many worthy patriots who love this great country of ours as much as I do, not despite what we have done but because of what we have done.

This may be my last article and of course I would like it to be my best. I would like to fill it with everything I have learned or felt. I would like to say something really profound and meaningful, but I just can’t. I’m getting too tired right now to go much further.

I can only say thank you for all I have learned from you and for your steadfast loyalty. My fondest hope of course would be that I would come back home all cured and find this article to be an embarrassment to me. lol But of course that’s not up to me.

Please, all of you, all of you who are my fellow warriors, all of you who have commented here, and all of you who have been quiet readers, keep up the good fight, and I hope that you have enjoyed me as much as I have enjoyed you.

With great respect,
Roger W. Gardner
Radarsite

*****

Roger has been a beloved contributor at Maggie’s Notebook and Miss Beth’s Victory Dance. Please continue to visit Radarsite and comment there. Several of us will continue to post for Roger. I have great confidence that he will be back. Help us keep his blog alive until he is back and posting again.

A Sane Voice in a Dim-Witted Congress: Freeze the Bailout

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

Bailout
Photo courtesy of dagonvalek


Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is introducing legislation requiring Congress to ratify the spending of the remaining $350 billion bailout fund, abolishing the sole rights given to Treasury Secretary Paulson to spend American taxpayer monies at his will – and hopefully, to completely freeze the bailout.

Inhofe voted against the prior bailout legislation for two reasons:

The first is that I wasn’t convinced that asset-purchase program was the right way to do this, and the second is that it would lead to increased lobbying for handouts and bailouts by any industry facing financial trouble.

I stated at the time that my vote was against the Paulson plan – not against taking extraordinary action to provide necessary confidence to financial markets. I stated that “The Paulson plan would have Washington take $700 billion worth of toxic Wall Street assets from financial firms’ balance sheets and put them on the balance sheet of the federal government…. I’m not confident in its success.”

Inhofe’s press release points to the many problems:

On October 14th, in a significant shift, Treasury outlined a plan to directly purchase equity stakes in of major financial institutions.

The Wall Street Journal noted that “critics…say Treasury should have formulated a comprehensive plan earlier in the crisis.” This past week, Secretary Paulson announced that he has completed a remarkable about face,

November 13th Investor’s Business Daily front page headline, which read, “In Major Reversal, Treasury Won’t Buy Bad Mortgage Debt.” This is a complete reversal. Why did Paulson reverse course?

Thursday’s Los Angeles Times provides the answer. “Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson’s decision to abandon plans to buy troubled bank assets shows that he has come to two conclusions about what was once the chief focus of the government’s $700-billion bailout: The first is that it wouldn’t work.

About the constitutionality of the bailout:

Congress abdicated its Constitutional responsibility by signing a truly blank check over to the Treasury Secretary. However, the lame duck session of Congress offers us a tremendous opportunity to change course. We should take it.

Inhofe’s plan:

During the lame duck session, I will be taking the following actions.

First and foremost, if Secretary Paulson submits his plan to Congress in order to access the remaining $350 billion while we are in session, a doubtful prospect, I plan to immediately introduce the disapproval resolution pursuant to Section 115 of the EESA and push for its enactment.

I will also introduce and actively pursue enactment of legislation to do two things: First, it will amend Section 115 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) to require an affirmative vote on the part of Congress to approve Treasury’s plan for the remaining $350 billion, instead of the current statutory process which gives Secretary Paulson far too much latitude.

Second, it will require a freeze on any remaining funds of the first $350 billion. It is imperative that we not allow that amount of money to be added to a deficit approaching $1 trillion this year without any input from the legislative branch.

Inhofe’s assignment: “Kick Republican Ass – Find their Conservative Values…Stand up and find a spine” Click here, then click the double bars to listen to Senator Inhofe’s comprehensive interview with Glen Beck.

Beck: Do you believe our Constitution is hanging by a thread?
Beck: When did we stop believing in bankruptcy?

Beck: How could Obama say we don’t have to worry about the deficit over the next couple of years?

Beck: How long before we don’t recognize our country anymore? This is a tsunami…

This is an opportunity for us to tell Congress to support Inhofe’s legislation. To find your Senator’s name and contact information, enter your zip code below and hit “go.”:

A Sane Voice in a Dim-Witted Congress: Freeze the Bailout

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

Bailout
Photo courtesy of dagonvalek


Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is introducing legislation requiring Congress to ratify the spending of the remaining $350 billion bailout fund, abolishing the sole rights given to Treasury Secretary Paulson to spend American taxpayer monies at his will – and hopefully, to completely freeze the bailout.

Inhofe voted against the prior bailout legislation for two reasons:

The first is that I wasn’t convinced that asset-purchase program was the right way to do this, and the second is that it would lead to increased lobbying for handouts and bailouts by any industry facing financial trouble.

I stated at the time that my vote was against the Paulson plan – not against taking extraordinary action to provide necessary confidence to financial markets. I stated that “The Paulson plan would have Washington take $700 billion worth of toxic Wall Street assets from financial firms’ balance sheets and put them on the balance sheet of the federal government…. I’m not confident in its success.”

Inhofe’s press release points to the many problems:

On October 14th, in a significant shift, Treasury outlined a plan to directly purchase equity stakes in of major financial institutions.

The Wall Street Journal noted that “critics…say Treasury should have formulated a comprehensive plan earlier in the crisis.” This past week, Secretary Paulson announced that he has completed a remarkable about face,

November 13th Investor’s Business Daily front page headline, which read, “In Major Reversal, Treasury Won’t Buy Bad Mortgage Debt.” This is a complete reversal. Why did Paulson reverse course?

Thursday’s Los Angeles Times provides the answer. “Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson’s decision to abandon plans to buy troubled bank assets shows that he has come to two conclusions about what was once the chief focus of the government’s $700-billion bailout: The first is that it wouldn’t work.

About the constitutionality of the bailout:

Congress abdicated its Constitutional responsibility by signing a truly blank check over to the Treasury Secretary. However, the lame duck session of Congress offers us a tremendous opportunity to change course. We should take it.

Inhofe’s plan:

During the lame duck session, I will be taking the following actions.

First and foremost, if Secretary Paulson submits his plan to Congress in order to access the remaining $350 billion while we are in session, a doubtful prospect, I plan to immediately introduce the disapproval resolution pursuant to Section 115 of the EESA and push for its enactment.

I will also introduce and actively pursue enactment of legislation to do two things: First, it will amend Section 115 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) to require an affirmative vote on the part of Congress to approve Treasury’s plan for the remaining $350 billion, instead of the current statutory process which gives Secretary Paulson far too much latitude.

Second, it will require a freeze on any remaining funds of the first $350 billion. It is imperative that we not allow that amount of money to be added to a deficit approaching $1 trillion this year without any input from the legislative branch.

Inhofe’s assignment: “Kick Republican Ass – Find their Conservative Values…Stand up and find a spine” Click here, then click the double bars to listen to Senator Inhofe’s comprehensive interview with Glen Beck.

Beck: Do you believe our Constitution is hanging by a thread?
Beck: When did we stop believing in bankruptcy?

Beck: How could Obama say we don’t have to worry about the deficit over the next couple of years?

Beck: How long before we don’t recognize our country anymore? This is a tsunami…

This is an opportunity for us to tell Congress to support Inhofe’s legislation. To find your Senator’s name and contact information, enter your zip code below and hit “go.”:

Victory: the Path to Mideast Peace

Ezekiel 13:10
Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar:

How many “peace plans” have come and gone, how many “peace talks”, how many “good will gestures”; what has come of them? Only more threats, attacks and bloodshed followed by more demands for “restraint”, “talks”, “good will gestures” and suggestions that more pressure is required to force Israel to surrender to her enemy.

It is tempting to despair of any hope when so many ignore the root of the problem and many more are unaware of it. The purpose of this article is to increase awareness of the genesis of the genocidal & policidal attempted reconquest of Israel.

This major battlefront in Islam’s Jihad against mankind has its origin in Islamic doctrine and finds its sustenance therein. Moe’s Sunnah is most instructive. Study this hadith about Moe’s visit to the local Jewish settlements surrounding Medina.

Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 392:

Narrated Abu Huraira:


While we were in the Mosque, the Prophet came out and said, “Let us go to the Jews” We went out till we reached Bait-ul-Midras. He said to them, “If you embrace Islam, you will be safe.You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. So, if anyone amongst you owns some property, he is permitted to sell it, otherwise you should know that the Earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle.”

What is the meaning of this hadith? “If you embrace Islam, you will be safe”. What if we reject Islam? “I want to expel you from this land.” Sahih Muslim 19.4363 adds this:

…otherwise they should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle (and they may have to go away leaving everything behind).

The two most accepted collections of hadith have similar versions of Moe telling the local Jews that he owns the entire earth and intends to drive them away and take their worldly goods.

Those sayings relate to Jews living in the Hijaz, how are they extended to Israel? By this hadith collected by Abu Dawud.

Abu Dawud 14.2477
Narrated Ibn Hawalah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It will turn out that you will be armed troops, one is Syria, one in the Yemen and one in Iraq. Ibn Hawalah said: Choose for me, Apostle of Allah, if I reach that time. He replied: Go to Syria, for it is Allah’s chosen land, to which his best servants will be gathered but if you are unwilling, go to your Yemen, and draw water from your tanks, for Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.

Ibn Hawalah asked Moe where to attack and Moe directed him to the Roman Province of Syria because “Allah has on my account taken special charge of Syria and its people.”

You may be thinking its just a folk tale, an idle saying. But Moe is to be obeyed. Everything he did and said is Sunnah: exemplary conduct to be emulated.

3:32. Say (O Muhammad ): “Obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad ).” But if they turn away, then Allah does not like the disbelievers.

Moe guided his warriors toward the Levant. What did Allah order them to do?

9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Allah issued an explicit order to fight Jews who do not embrace Islam until they are subjugated and pay extortion. It is an outcome oriented order, with neither geographic nor chronological limits. For the benefit of those who suspect mis-translation, mis-interpretation, distortion & out of context quotation, I cite Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir.

[…]Allah commanded His Messenger to fight the People of the Scriptures, Jews and Christians, on the ninth year of Hijrah, and he prepared his army to fight the Romans and called the people to Jihad announcing his intent and destination. […]

What most westerners don’t know is that Allah’s word is law, to be obeyed without question. Because of his word and Moe’s exemplary conduct, this ayeh is reflected in Shariah. I cite Umdat as-Salik wa ‘Uddat an-Nasik (Reliance of the Traveller and Tools of the Worshipper). Scribid displays a scanned image of the book; use their search engine to find the citations by Book letter,Chapter & Paragraph numbers. This is Islamic law, recognized by the Sheikhs at Al-Azhar.

O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
The caliph (o-25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o-11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29),
the time and place for which is before the final descent of Jesus (upon whom be peace). After his final coming, nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus’ descent (upon him and our Prophet be peace), which is the divinely revealed law of Muhammad. The coming of Jesus does not entail a separate divinely revealed law, for he will rule by the law of Muhammad. As for the Prophet’s saying (Allah bless him and give him peace),
“I am the last, there will be no prophet after me,”
this does not contradict the final coming of Jesus (upon whom be peace), since he will not rule according to the Evangel, but as a follower of our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ).

What does the Caliph do? He makes war upon Jews & Christians. Why? Because Allah commanded it. How long does this continue, Until Jesus returns to finish the job. How frequently must he attack them?

O9.1[…]”Jihad is a communal obligation,” meaning upon the Muslims each year.[…]

Are there confirmations in Moe’s Sunnah? Of course! Moe attacked local Jewish tribes. First he sent an extortion letter to the Jews at Khaibar, then he made his ghazwat. For Koranic confirmation of attacks upon local Jews, see 33:26-27 & 59:2.

How long does this continue again? Until the Last Day!

Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2526

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.

And what of the final outcome?

Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said,The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

The Hour is a reference to Judgment Day. The Muslims can’t collect their reward until they complete genocide against the Jews.

If you are not offended yet, and your screen & keyboard remain unsullied, those conditions can be remedied. Earlier I dropped a hint in a link. Now I will be more explicit. There are certain prophetic hadith in Bukhari’s collection.

Bukhari Volume 4, Book 55, Number 657:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya (i.e. taxation taken from non Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allah (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it.” Abu Huraira added “If you wish, you can recite (this verse of the Holy Book): — ‘And there is none Of the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (i.e Jesus as an Apostle of Allah and a human being) Before his death. And on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness Against them.” (4.159) (See Fateh Al Bari, Page 302 Vol 7)

What is the meaning of “kill the pigs”? Wasn’t there some reference to pigs in the Qur’an? Lets have a look.

5:60. Say (O Muhammad to the people of the Scripture): “Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Taghut (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell­fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world).”

This all becomes clear when we read Ibn Kathir’s tafsir of 7:167.

7:167. And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (i.e. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is Oft­Forgiving, Most Merciful (for the obedient and those who beg Allah’s Forgiveness).

[…]In the future, the Jews will support the Dajjal (False Messiah); and the Muslims, along with `Isa, son of Mary, will kill the Jews. This will occur just before the end of this world.[..]

Allah will do what to whom until Resurrection Day? Send tormentors against the Jews! Whomever might that be? And Jesus will lead them in finishing the job. Got a clue yet? Exactly what part of this is not abundantly clear?

For the benefit of those who can not connect the dots (Libtards) I will cite the remaining chapter & verse which make peace in the Levant an impossibility. I already presented the absolute command to make war upon the Jews. I also showed you its duration. Now you will see why it can not terminate.

8:66. Now Allah has lightened your (task), for He knows that there is weakness in you. So if there are of you a hundred steadfast persons, they shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a thousand of you, they shall overcome two thousand with the Leave of Allah. And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).

Allah promised the Muslims that thay can overcome 2:1 numerical odds. In the previous ayat, he promised 10:1.

13:41. See they not that We gradually reduce the land (of disbelievers, by giving it to the believers, in war victories) from its outlying borders. And Allah judges, there is none to put back His Judgement and He is Swift at reckoning.

40:51. Verily, We will indeed make victorious Our Messengers and those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) in this world’s life and on the Day when the witnesses will stand forth, (i.e. Day of Resurrection),

61:9. He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed) hate (it).

For the chronically clueless: Allah promised Muslims that they could defeat armies twice as numerous as theirs, gradually overcome them and take their lands and be victorious. In 638, Caliph Umar conquered the Province of Syria. As far as Islam is concerned, that makes the Levant permanent Islamic Waqf. There is nothing more offensive to Islam than to suffer Kuffar recovering their land and ruling over their Muslim occupiers!! Israel is the ultimate insult to Islam: she is living proof of the fact that Allah is an impotent idol whose promises are vain. There is no way the Muslims will ever tolerate her existence. It ain’t possible! They absolutely must reconquer Israel.

Only a total, absolute military victory, one which destroys Islam completely can put an end to Jihad. This is the fatal fact of Islam which none dares contemplate. Nixon & Kissinger could not force peace. Reagan & Baker could not force peace. Clinton & Albright could not force peace. Bush , Powell & Rice could not force peace. Peace must come from total and absolute victory over Islam, it has no other source. While there is Islam, there is Jihad.

You who believe that reforming Islamic governments, introducing democracy, educating the populace and abolishing poverty will end Jihad are blind, ignorant fools. Jihad is a sacrament, an eternal commandment of Allah’s perfected, immutable word. Jihad; holy fighting in Allah’s cause, is an intrinsic part of Islam; it is the Muslim’s original religion, and they are cursed if they abandon it.

Abu Dawud Book 23, Number 3455:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

I heard the Apostle of Allah, (peace_be_upon_him) say: When you enter into the inah transaction, hold the tails of oxen, are pleased with agriculture, and give up conducting jihad (struggle in the way of Allah). Allah will make disgrace prevail over you, and will not withdraw it until you return to your original religion.

Ben 11/18/08