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8 January 2015: Message for anyone interested in the issues, which are world-wide. Following the atrocities of the attack 7 January 2015 in Paris on the offices and people of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, so soon on the heels of the atrocious siege in Martin Place, Sydney, 15 December 2014, below appears a US cartoon on outrages arising from the Islamic World. The time has come for the entire non-Islamic World to protest the hijacking of well-known Islamic propositions, such as "God is Great" by nutters, radicals, jihadis, whatever we shall call them. The time has come for the Middle Eastern World to realise what it actually is in the middle of - The Rest of The World - and that nonsense need not and will not be tolerated. If every print media outlet in the non-Islamic world, if every website in the non-Islamic world, began to display sensible solidarity, perhaps the Islamic World might get the message - God may indeed be Great, but the non-Islamic World doesn't particularly care about it. Atrocities in defense of an ideological proposition that God is Great are unacceptable behaviour, to say the least, and will not be tolerated. Certainly not by a cultural comment website like this one. -Ed. JE SUIS CHARLIE
ps: It is criminal negligence that the UN is not acting against Boko Haram in Nigeria. When will there be protests about this?
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Misuse complaints: Thankfully there is only one complaint, but it's a real doozy. Re "the web's most comprehensive Christian site" - "God bless America" says the stern eagle graphic.
This complaint has been extant for some years by now, but not been acted on in public till now due to a sense of despair about USA life. It so happened that years ago, I was compiling a set of various notes (21,275 words) on the American Revolution 1776-1783 and subsequent events. I put these notes briefly on a website to see how they looked online, intending to soon remove them. Some year dates were given as "more to come" as I filled in extra details. I wasn't quick enough. While the notes were briefly online, they were lifted in entirety and placed on a US website (URL below) unedited, raw and undigested as they were. I later met these notes while netsurfing in a routine way on the same topics mentioned in the notes; they had some extra editorial remarks placed at the beginning with which I would not necessarily agree. The notes as rendered on the misusing website do mention my own name and the surname of some relatives (in a section intended within those notes as a note to myself only).
It turned out that the website lifting these notes is run by a disreputable "seminary" type website in the US which advertises its educational opportunities for trainee protestant ministers in the USA. These plagiarising twerps made no efforts at all to edit the material, it is still on their website. They even left in registrations of "More to come" where I needed to fill in some gaps in chronology and had made a note to do so. This is all a matter of stealing information from an Australian researcher to support USA Patriotism, and to fail to try to edit it properly seems quite a brainless exercise to me.
Ameripedia (TM). George Washington - The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived? Greatest Christian Outside the Biblical Heroes? Business Men of the American Colonies - Copyright - NewtonStein, Cambridge Theological Seminary 1973. I don't think so! Oh Lord, give me a break - Dan Byrnes Nov 2014. (It is not clear who or what "NewtonStein" is, but this form of words turns up often on the website in question. An explanatory note on the website does indicate: "Ministers-Best-Friend.com is an Absolute, Bible-Believing, Conservative Christian Ministry, seeking to serve the Ministers who serve the LORD JESUS. As such, we provides web-space to a number of Ministries, notably NewtonStein (a Creation-Science-Based Research Group), as well as AMERIPEDIA, BIBLIPEDIA, CHRISTIPEDIA, CATHOLIPEDIA, ISLAMIPEDIA, JUDAEOPEDIA, TEA-PARTY-UNITED, TALK-RADIO-REPUBLICANS, ETC., – seeking to be an outlet for many CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE VOICES who love the LORD JESUS CHRIST ABOVE ALL!") (sic)
This Ameripedia reference regrettably appears in a compilation bibliography available online of historical references otherwise unknown to me, which cites several other of my own compilations. Mr Jarrett has had no contact with me. THE BEGETTERS OF REVOLUTION: ENGLAND'S INVOLVEMENT WITH FRANCE, 1759-1789.
By Jarrett, Derek.
Note: Ameripedia, Christipedia and some similar web operations (TM) seem to be under the control of Pastor Donald Glass (and his wife, Patricia?), of 64561 Arrowhead Road, Cambridge, Ohio USA, 43725. Phone: USA - 740 439 3377. Or, USA 1.740-675-2159. This address, which is not-quite-findable via Google Earth, according to a local-area real estate website was last sold in 1994 and is near the junction of Arrowhead Road and East Pike Road. Pastor Glass seems to be associated with Freedom Worship Chapel, 10 Weedon Avenue, Cambridge. Glass is, or has been, associated also with Cambridge Christian Academy. Glass seems to be classically religiose US Protestant ultra-conservative in outlook, and seems quite the Internet activist. shockingly modern except for his lack of a usable e-mail address.
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