The Sunday Message

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. – Revelation 19:15 (KJV)

This past week a news story broke about a church called “World Peace and Unification Sanctuary” holding a religious event where “crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony…” (AP)

The AR-15s were unloaded. The weapons were checked at the door to ensure this.

The Associated Press (AP) reported that the church, which has a worldwide following, believes the AR-15 symbolizes the “rod of iron” in the book of Revelation, and encouraged couples to bring the weapons.

The AP also reported that Rev. Sean Moon leads the church and he is the son of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, a self-proclaimed messiah who founded the Unification Church, which critics regard as a cult.

When I wrote about this in my “Thursday Numbers” column, I added, “There’s a church for everyone…” and apparently this is true.

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Thursday Numbers

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. – Kurt Vonnegut

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the Powerball Lottery, a fence, unemployment, HUD furniture, for judicial economy, armed teachers poll, is Trump a racist poll, 2018 elections, satisfaction with the government, Hope Hicks, AR-15 and church, Tester & Trump, the dentist, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side. – Unknown

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Parkland, Florida, Immigration, Security Clearances, Shaun White, Daytona 500, plus One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

Hold on folks – just one more day until the weekend and one more week of January!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm.

Please note that if you read this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Then again, when they find out you spend your time reading blogs they may not be that impressed…

This week I write about Oprah and Lance, Union membership, unemployment, Hillary Clinton, Air Force and sexual assaults, the End Government Shutdowns Act, Federal Judges, New York City’s subway system, oldest marathon runner, 13th DUI, Sweet Caroline, AR-15 rifles, Clarence Thomas, gun violence, Keystone XL oil pipeline, Chiefs in Pro Bowl, and the debt limit. There’s a lot more…  Continue reading