Paul's Passing Thoughts

Nannette Whaley and the Rahm Emmanuel State of Mind

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 10, 2019

ppt-jpeg4Nannette Whaley is like all liberal/leftist mayors/”leaders” after a mass shooting; they blame. Fact is, the Oregon District business owners deserve a lot of credit for hounding the Dayton Police to have a greater presence there on the weekends. Thank God the police listened. The guy had 250 rounds.

But in regard to Whaley doing her job, I have to believe the possibility of mass shootings and the prevention thereof has been little concern for her. Context? Taxes in Dayton are over the top, but yet, when you go downtown to the Shuster Center for a play, security is all but non-existent. As I observed masses of people freely entering the facility, I began to look for anything that resembled security. Nothing. I told my wife, Susan, “This place is a mass shooting waiting to happen, and we are sitting ducks.” If you can find the post, I even posted my thoughts on Facebook and Twitter that night while I was there.

Preventing mass shootings is not rocket science. Where large groups of people are gathered together for an event, you supply the necessary security and strong security optics. Mass shooters are not interested in a situation where security prevents them from obtaining a high number of casualties. The next time we went there, I checked their website for their conceal carry policy. But of course, it’s a No Gun Zone. So, we went anyway, feeling like fish in a barrel. Again, I looked for anything resembling security, and again, nothing. I did my best to be my own security. I observed where the exits were, and considered what I would do in various and sundry scenarios.

The money to supply adequate mass shooting prevention is in the city coffers, and even if it wasn’t, it’s a tax citizens would be more than happy to pay, even on top of over-taxation. What we are dealing with, other than the collectivist mentality that the producer class is a dime for a dozen (that’s why leaders want gun control while they are protected by guns), is the idea that tragedies are not always a bad thing per se. The infamous quote by Rahm Emmanuel gives excellent insight into the lax attitude of politicians regarding the prevention of mass shootings:

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

That’s why Whaley hasn’t had a laser focus on healing the city for the time being. She’s being political. And, a political bent on a tragedy only seeks to do one thing: make use of the tragedy for a political purpose.

paul

TANC 2019 Andy Young Sessions

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 8, 2019

Group Identity is Just an Excuse to Fulfill a Desire to Murder Large Numbers of People

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 6, 2019

We are all born in the image of God. What does that mean? Well, at least in part, and according to the book of Romans, it means that the “works of the law” are written on the hearts of every human being born into the world with the conscience either accusing us or excusing us in regard to our thoughts and actions. If one is not familiar with the Bible, they will be judged according to that law written on the heart; if they are religious, they will be judged according to both. If you are really in tune with what being a Christian is, you know that in the end you will not be judged by any law. The focus of Christianity is how much we can love, NOT how much we can prevent ourselves from breaking a law whether someone’s personal preference law, a religious law, or some civil law. When you are loving; you are not sinning anyway. Besides, there is no law to judge us; the law of God has a different purpose for the true Christian.

There are only two people groups in the world: “under law” and “under grace.” Under grace is not a covering for remaining under law; you are either one or the other. Church defines under grace as a covering for remaining under law. That’s why you supposedly need church; your sins are not ended, they are only covered, IF you are faithful to church. That’s a big, fat, lie.

The Bible is clear: if you are still under law, sin is able to use the law to create sinful desires within us. If the law is ended, sin is striped of its power to enslave. Church soteriology actually keeps people enslaved to sin and throws gasoline on the fire by keeping people under law and then preaching the “righteous demands of the law” to congregants every week. Read the news much? Now that I understand what the Bible teaches about sin, I am astounded that there is not more evil in the church than what we read about. Fact is, when you make it a point to go to a religious law institution, you are willingly entering into a place where sin and evil are able to thrive.

The new birth not only ends the law for those who believe, but there is also a transformation of heart that loves God’s truth, and truth in general. Though sin will still abide where there is mortality, and will try to harass the believer with sinful desires, the believer knows that said desires are sin, and not love, and also; the believer is not enslaved by such desires. But in both cases of under law and under grace, practicing a sinful desire, whether in thought or deed, empowers the desire and intensifies it. Especially in the case of an unbeliever, the desire can become so strong that the person being afflicted by the desire is simply unable to say “no” to that desire. This is the essence of so-called, “addictions.” And yes, the addiction can become physiological as well. In addition, habit, or habituation, is another factor. A wise Christian knows what to say no to, knows they are not enslaved (able to say no), and also utilize conscience and habituation as well.

Sinful desires can take many different forms. This post is about the desire to murder. The sinful desire to murder is also closely related to the essence of sin itself; a desire to control others, and to be the god of your own existence. Do not confuse this topic with murder as a result of anger or revenge; that’s a slightly different topic. A desire to murder is often like any other sinful desire. Various and sundry desires can be pretty disgusting. More than not, hate groups, or ideologies that hate are just an excuse to fulfill a desire to murder. In regard to mass murder, it is the ultimate control high. As the mass murderer moves towards each victim, he decides whether they live or die. In that moment, he feels the exileration of the ultimate control high. Will people throw their whole lives away to experience that ultimate high in a onetime act of mass murder? Absolutely.

Sure, the mass murderer thinks himself a true believer of the cause, whatever that may be, but the ideology is merely an excuse to fulfill the evil desire of murder. More than likely, the development of human conscience, and the knowledge of human conscience, is critical in preventing people from growing up to be serial killers.  Our culture is egregiously ignorant of these issues. Nevertheless, let me make a tacit suggestion to somewhat bolster the point; with raising children, pets are probably a good idea. You can watch how your children interact with the pets, and how they care for them. Interaction with a pet can be an indication of what’s going on with your child’s conscience. And for sure, if your child is a bully, you need to nip that in the bud. Don’t get me wrong, this in not a simplistic issue, but it should be obvious to us that many things presently going on in our culture contribute to devaluing life in general.

Murder can also protect other desires we have; like the desire to not be inconvenienced or a desire for money. How many times have we heard about a spouse murdering the other spouse and children because of their desire to have another life with another person? And you can give me that “It’s my body” crap till the cows come home, but the real issue is the inconvenience of an unexpected pregnancy because of other desires you want to fulfill. Maybe a career, or the guy who got you pregnant doesn’t want to be a father and you want to retain the relationship.

More times than not, horrific desires are not a mental health issue, but a sin issue.

paul

 

An Open Letter to the Dayton, Ohio Police Department

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 5, 2019

An Open letter to the Dayton, Ohio Police Department

TANC Ministries

PO Box 583

Xenia, Ohio 45385

To Whom it May Concern,

My wife and I own two properties in Dayton, Ohio. One is in very close proximity to the Oregon District. Though the response to the mass shooting that took place Sunday morning by Dayton police officers is almost beyond belief, we were not the least bit surprised and the reason follows. Due to issues that occur in the neighborhoods where we own our properties, we have frequent contact with Dayton police officers. In EVERY case, the professionalism and character displayed by Dayton officers has been amazing.

Several months ago, my daughter moved into the property near the Oregon District, and to be truthful, I was skeptical about her safety in that neighborhood. And indeed, issues occured. But the quality of policing displayed by the Dayton department has since put most of those fears to rest. Based on what we have experienced, we have to believe that departments like Dayton set a standard for the rest of the country.

For lack of a more powerful expression, we thank you.

Paul and Susan Dohse

TANC Ministries.

PS: We have set up a lunch fund for Dayton police officers at the Oregon Express in the Oregon District. Dayton officers (and law enforcement people in general) can receive a complimentary lunch there until the fund is depleted.

 

 

Susan Dohse Sessions TANC 2019

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 3, 2019
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