Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ghost Viking Ship

Sighted of Seasalter Kent Could this be a Ghost Viking Ship rising from the deep?


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Leader of SBC is being attacked

The Leader of Swale Borough Council Andrew Bowles has come under attack from The Gossip Board and the ME Post code Group. I have known Andrew for over 30 years I classify him as a friend and Excellent Councillor and Leader in over 30 years he has dedicated his life to SBC. Now that is no reason why his Policies should not be attacked it is the duty of us all to question our Politicians BUT what I find wrong is when is when they attack politicians personally rather then their policy and make false accusations without any evidence.
For example I notice this was happening a lot and when I said “Criticize what they do Not who they are” I was questioned by Mark Foster (No fan of Andrew) asking  “Who's doing that then Martin?” I gave an example of one of is contributors who suggested that Andrew was lining his own pocket. I had already asked the contributor to come up with proof but no reply, Instead of Mark Foster condemning this contributor his reply was “so stop pointing the finger and posting here please” Needless to say the offending thread has been removed as was my full reply naming the person and of course I have now been blocked. As I say in my thread Truth Hurts

Martin William Clarke No Councillor of any party does the Job for money. They do it because they believe in their cause. I completely appose Roger Trueloves Politics but I respect him for doing the Job he at least stands up to be counted as do other Councillors

I have looked at Andrew Allowance which is approx. £25,000 according to SBC site Now the leader of the Council is a full time Job he does on Average 40 - 45 hours a week for SBC so lets compare: SBC Chief Executive £145,000 SBC Head of department £75,000 Senior Manager £50,000. I have looked on Google and the average pay for a Tradesman is £30,000 ( I know many who are on more) Head Teacher £55,700 (according to a National Newspaper some are on £100,000)  MP £74,000. Would any of these do SBC Leaders Job for the money I doubt it
Those who moan the most never offer to put themselves up for election and maybe become Leader?

Darren Hilburn hes an elected representative Martin William Clarke , a public servant, by very definition we have every right to criticise how good they are at that job.
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Martin William Clarke Criticize what they do Not who they are
Mark Foster Who's doing that then Martin.?
Andy Cooper I've looked on both and this comment thread and I can find no such comment. Am I missing something or is this just more 'fake news'?
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Mark Foster Neither can I Andy Cooper it seems Martin needs to get his facts right before accusing on this group
Martin William Clarke Have a look before it is removed (My reply naming names was removed)
Andy Cooper Ah but in a different thread! Sneaky!
Mark Foster Not on my stop pointing the finger and posting here please
Martin William Clarke Truth hurts by all means block me
Mark Foster Happy to oblige... Blocked

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Things have certainty charged in the last 50 years. I wonder how many people even know what Good Friday is? I know a lot of kids who are School do not know the meaning of the Christians most Holy of days. Luckily enough my youngest 2 grandchildren went to a Catholic School. For those who not know Good Friday is when Jesus Christ died on the Cross and Easter is when he rose from the dead. 
50 years ago all shops would be closed on Good Friday and Pubs would have Sunday Opening. Now we have secularist society who’s religion is self-gratification and purchasing power and ridicule is poured upon people who believe in Christianity. Many see this period as just another Holiday I have to remind people that holiday is an abbreviation of Holy Day
Our History, Morality etc. is based on Christianity both are being forgotten in a headlong dash for Political Correctness

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Archbishop warns about no aid for Christains

The Church of England Hierarchy are known for their Left Wing views and will do anything to be seen as Modern and Progressive even if it is against the teachings of the Bible. So it came as a shock when I saw the article from a former Archbishop Condemning our Government and UN for Anti Christian Bias it seems that these refugee camps are run by Muslims for Muslims and Christians are frighten to enter. Christian Countries are better of taking Christian refugees rather the Muslims as Christians will interrogate better

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Benedict option Spectator Article

The Benedict option
Believers must find new, more radical ways to practise their faith

Hannah Roberts, an English Catholic friend, was once telling me about her family’s long history in Yorkshire. She spoke with yearning of what she had back home and how painful it is to live so far away. I wondered aloud why she and her American husband had emigrated to the United States from that idyllic landscape, the homeland she loved. ‘Because we wanted our children to have a chance to grow up Catholic,’ she said.
It’s not that she feared losing them to the Church of England — it’s that she feared them losing Christianity itself. She and her husband Chris, an academic theologian, are now raising their four young children in Philadelphia, a city with a historically large Catholic presence. Even so, Philadelphia is no safe haven, as the Robertses freely acknowledge. Christianity is declining sharply in the north-east of the United States, one of the nation’s least religious regions. The most recent studies confirm that the country is, at last, firmly on the same trail of decline blazed by the churches of Europe.

Rod Dreher and Matthew Parris go head-to-head on the future of Christianity:
The collapse of religion in Britain has been perhaps the most striking feature of the last generation. The sheer pace of the decline has been recorded by Damian Thompson in this magazine: church pews are emptying at the rate of 10,000 people per week. In 1983, some 40 per cent of the population declared itself Anglican. Now, it’s 17 per cent. To be a practising Christian in the West now is to belong to a minority.
How, then, should believers adapt to a society that is not just unsupportive but often hostile to their beliefs? In his influential 1981 book After Virtue, the Scottish moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre warned that the Enlightenment’s inability to provide a binding and authoritative source of morality to replace the Christian–Aristotelian one it discarded had left the contemporary West adrift. He likened our age to the era of the Roman Empire’s fall — a comparison that Pope Benedict XVI has also made.
The old believers, MacIntyre wrote, need to respond. Which means to stop trying to ‘shore up the imperium,’ and instead build ‘local forms of community within which civility and the intellectual and moral life can be sustained through the new dark ages which are already upon us’. MacIntyre famously concluded by saying that we in the West await ‘another — doubtless very different — St Benedict’.
MacIntyre chose Benedict as his model because the 6th-century saint’s inventive response to a religious collapse had enormous historical ramifications. The monastic communities he founded spread quickly throughout western Europe, and over the next few centuries laid the groundwork for the rebirth of civilisation in the West. What would a St Benedict for our day say now? What would best ensure Christianity’s resilience and long-term survival? Christians do have to go back quite a long way to find a similar situation: by some estimates, Europe is more secularised now than at any time since Constantine’s conversion in the 3rd century.
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What I call The Benedict Option is a choice made by an increasing number of Christians living in the secular West: to build the resilient local communities MacIntyre calls for. You don’t have to be cloistered as monastics to learn from the structure and practices of Benedictine life. The early Benedictines were an example of what the historian Arnold Toynbee called a ‘creative minority’ — a small group within a larger society that responds creatively to a crisis in a way that serves the common good.
Pope Benedict XVI was clear-eyed about the grim predicament facing European Christianity. Drawing on Toynbee’s analysis, he called on the Catholic flock to ‘understand itself as a creative minority that has a heritage of values that are not things of the past, but a very living and relevant reality’.
It’s a novel claim: that monks are modern, not outdated relics of a medieval past. But  Father Martin Bernhard, a young American Benedictine in Norcia, stakes it with confidence. ‘People say, “Oh, you’re just trying to turn back the clock,”’ he told me. ‘That makes no sense. If you’re doing something right now, it means you’re doing it right now. It’s new, and it’s alive! And that’s a very powerful thing.’
Yes, but in the contemporary world, it also means being different. In order to be faithfully Christian now and for the foreseeable future, believers will have to become more like Orthodox Jews and Muslims in the way they live out their religion. They will have to recognise themselves as outsiders, and cease to care about conforming to the norms of secular society. They will have to live with far more spiritual discipline regarding prayer, worship, study, work, and asceticism, radically re-ordering their lives around the faith. This will look somewhat different depending on their particular tradition — Protestant, Catholic, or Orthodox — but it will have to be taken on with rigour.
Some Christians will have to cut ties. Earlier this year, the Revd Dr Gavin Ashenden left the Church of England having previously been a chaplain to the Queen. ‘I’m not sure I see much point in a church that just wants to be accepted as a sort of not-too-irritating chaplain to a secular and hedonistic culture, which is what it seems to be becoming,’ he said.
The last straw for Ashenden was the Church’s milksop reaction to a Quran reading at St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow — a recitation that explicitly said that Jesus was not the son of God. Europe and the UK face a tremendous threat from radical Islam. Whatever else might be said of radical Islam, one cannot deny that its followers know what they believe, and are not ashamed of it.
But wait, comes the protest. Secular democracy has served the West pretty well. We are doing better in many measures of social health and wellbeing than we have in decades. What’s the problem?
It’s a fair point. What many don’t understand is the extent to which secular liberalism has fed off Christian teachings and virtues. The Enlightenment secularised Christian teachings about the sanctity of life and the dignity of the individual human person. But it could not come up with a stable grounding for those teachings in reason alone. For a long time, the West has been coasting on the residue of its Christian faith. But without basing our morality in transcendent values, how will we recognise threats to our humanity in the future (from, say, genetic manipulation), much less resist them?
Jonathan Sacks, formerly the chief rabbi, has called on Christians to learn from Jewish people how to be a creative minority in the contemporary world.
‘You can be a minority, living in a country whose religion, culture, and legal system are not your own, and yet sustain your identity, live your faith and contribute to the common good,’ he said. ‘It isn’t easy. It demands a complex finessing of identities. It involves a willingness to live in a state of cognitive dissonance. It isn’t for the faint-hearted.’
He also argues that Jews and Christians in Britain face two common enemies. On one side, a militant secularism that wishes to eliminate religion entirely. And on the other, a fanatical form of Islam that seeks a barbaric theocracy. It is a strange paradox and characteristic of our time: Christians will have to turn to modern Orthodox Jews, such as Lord Sacks, to learn how to live more faithfully as Christians.
The kind of faith that survives catastrophe is one that can perceive victory even in apparent defeat. This is the message of the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish people. It is the message of Christianity: the Saviour’s death is not the final word. It is the message that the believing Christian remnant in the West can make incarnate in their daily lives, in concrete and sacrificial ways.
This is no grim, white-knuckle counsel. Not to anyone who has met the Tipi Loschi, a merry confederacy of Italian Catholic families living in San Benedetto del Tronto, a small city on the Adriatic coast. They are counter-culturally orthodox in their Catholicism, but not angry. They draw inspiration from two English Catholics they regard as heroes: G.K. Chesterton and J.R.R. -Tolkien. The community school is called Scuola Libera G.K. Chesterton, and the Tipi Loschi fancy themselves as ‘hobbits in the shire’.
These are Christians who are not deceived about the long odds facing Christianity in the West. They are filled with light, hope and joy. I asked Marco Sermarini, the middle-aged lawyer who heads the group, to divulge their secret. ‘We invented nothing,’ he said. ‘We are only rediscovering a tradition that was locked away inside an old box. We had forgotten.’
If a small flock of Italians perched on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic can rummage through the old curiosity shop of western Christianity and found a local Christian community on the writings of St Benedict, Chesterton, and Tolkien, who’s to say that the dusty crates in Christian Britain’s treasury don’t contain the seeds of that faith’s resurrection? As Chesterton wrote in The Everlasting Man: ‘Christianity has died many times and risen again; for it had a god who knew the way out of the grave.’
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What is Easter

Can I just remind people why we are celebrating Easter see below? It seems people like me who believe in Christianity are ridiculed for our belief in favour of Secularism and Islam. Yet Christians are the most persecuted group in the World many dying for their faith. The secularists and Muslims continue to say less people are attending Church on a regular basis that may be true I am not a regular Churchgoer but I still believe which is the important thing. In the past secularists would laugh at me and say “Martin and his Invisible friend” but what they did not realise was that is actually how I felt I believe that the Lord is my invisible friend. So time to be proud to be a Christian and to be Proud to live in a Christian Country

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.
Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter.
Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.

Minnis Bay with Grandchildren

Lovely Old Building near Teynham


Fish Soup

Yes John there is a Pub there

Val Loves Her Duck Eggs near Teynham Church

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

My take on Syria

Listening to all reports about the Missile Attack by Trump you have to ask the Following questions
1) Did he use Chemical weapons? If you listened to the West Establishment and Media he did But I am not so sure. Why? He had nothing to gain by using chemical weapons and everything to lose, yet the terrorists who are opposing him do gain a propaganda victory by its use and remember ISIS and the rebels have used Chemical weapons. The important thing is that no one trusts what Government says or what there Intelligence services say.
2) Why bomb aircraft field, which is helping to defeat Isis, surely this gives the Terrorists another propaganda victory?
3) Many say he made an attack without UN sanction True but who are the UN? The UN says that Islam is the most peaceful of all religion? So a Buddhist is violent? A UN who’s human rights members include Saudi Arabia, Qatari, Egypt, Indonesia all of whom have Human Rights problems in their country. The UN refused to listen to alternative version to the Chemical incident suggested by the Russians? So why should you need to get a sanction from an organisation that’s not fit for purpose?
4) To justify a large military the USA especially have to justify their existence and the way to do this is to have a War and if Trumps make another attack that is what we will have.
5) The Media and government continually bleat on how the Majority of Syrians wants to get rid of Assad, if that is the case how is he winning the war? To me that means he has the backing of the people unlike the so-called rebels, which consist of mainly foreign nationals financed and supported by the West. Saudi Arabia and Qatar
6) So who started the Syrian Conflict? Before this war Syria was most probably the safest place in the Middle East it was completely secular and allowed all religions. OK if you apposed the regime they were very evil and because they sided with Russian and Iran they were considered the enemy of the West. With the start of the Arab Spring the West, led by the USA and UK, saw a chance of defeating Assad and installing a puppet regime so they aided the Rebels with weapons and funding
7) Have we not learned from Iraq and Libya that destroying dictatorships only makes things worse. The reason we have Isis is because of the wars in these two countries
8) I have to laugh at Boris Johnson and Philip Hammond who now dictating there must be peace talks with out Assad, what right have they to tell a Sovereign Country who should attend peace talks? Especially as Assad has a large support from Syrians and is winning he Civil War, Yet it is the hypocrisy of the US, UK etc. that annoys me the most. They accuse Assad of being an Evil Monster which he most probably is, yet they supply Arms and are friends of Saudi Arabia who’s human rights are some of the worst in the World, who treatment of women is a disgrace and there promotion of their form of Islam is what is behind most of the terrorist attacks in the West.
I thought that the establishment had learned from their defeat in Brexit that they have to listen to Joe Public but no they do not even consider us I will bet that if the Public had a vote on the problems in Syria, nearly all would say do not get involved in any physical activity in the region. Remember JAW JAW rather then WAR WAR

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Enoch Powell's Rivers Of Blood Speech in 1080p

Take time to watch and listen and get the facts and not the soundbites from the left

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Prophets words were misrepresented.

 If  what I read is true the Prophet Mohammad married a 6 year old and had sex with her at   the age of 8 in the west this would be paedophiliae, according to things I have read non Muslim women and children can be used as sex slaves, women are treated as second class citizens and can be beaten, Homosexuals should be killed, captured enemy soldiers beheaded, those Muslim leaving the religion should be killed, couples having sex before marriage should be stoned to death plus much  more barbaric things.

Now I have seen all these things on social media being associated with Islam BUT I can not believe a prophet of God being responsible for these atrocities But after watching a video the link is below I can understand what has happened. According to the video nothing was written about Mohammad for 200 to 300 years after his death so those that wrote the Quran never even met the Prophet. You note I use the word Prophet because I have no doubt their was a man called Mohammad who preached the word of God BUT according to the Video he did not write the Quran.

So his ideas and indicts were handed down verbally so his message could easily have been mistaken i.e. Chinese whisper. Like other religions evil men could use the religion they support to gain power and influence for themselves and with Islam if it is true that it was over 200 years since anything was written it would make sense that the Prophets words were misrepresented. I hope that is true because there are many millions of Muslims who want to live in peace with everyone.
Yet according to Wikipedia the following has been said "According to the traditional narrative, several companions of Muhammad served as scribes and were responsible for writing down the revelations.[13] Shortly after Muhammad's death, the Quran was compiled by his companions who wrote down and memorized parts of it.[14] These codices had differences that motivated the Caliph Uthman to establish a standard version now known as Uthman's codex, which is generally considered the archetype of the Quran known today. There are, however, variant readings, with mostly minor differences in meaning.[13]

If this video is wrong which it could be please let us know and before all you Lefties start saying this anti Islam NO it is not I am just asking answers or clarification hopefully a Muslim Scholar will read this and give me answers, because the establishment is burying its head in the sand over the issue of Islam

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Seasalter Again

Great Weather here at my Static in Seasalter Kent. The unique thing about Seasalter there is next to nothing here. 
Val at Seasalter

I used to come here with my parents in the 1950/60’s and they would not see any difference if they returned today, not many places that you could say that. Once again there was something else from the past that has not changed that is a farm between Teynham and Conyer. They have a field of Chicken, Ducks and Quail and you purchased the eggs using an honesty box. Free Range eggs at a reasonable price and the Duck Eggs are delicious.

In Whitstable we stopped at Café/Pub to have a coffee when a middle aged women walks in with bike leans it against a table talks to some other women then asks the Staff to look after her bike while she goes shopping. I hope other establishments don’t start using this craze. Mind you it reminded me of an incident some 30 years ago when I had a bar at the rear of our Martial Arts Club in Sittingbourne. A drinker of the Club Bar shall we call him Lenny was known to use exotic tobacco, one day he rode his bike around the bar and left saying to my Father (Nobby) where’s Terry a reference to the TV series Minder, customers just looked open mouthed. Needless to say we had to put a sign up NO VEHICLES ALLOWED IN THE BAR just in case he turned up on a motorbike