Losing My Religion on 9/11/2010 – Does Radical Reformation Even Exist?

Losing My Religion – R.E.M

Oh life is bigger
It’s bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no I’ve said too much
I set it up
That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spot-light
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
Every whisper, of every waking hour
I’m choosing my confessions
Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt, lost and blinded fool, fool
Oh no I’ve said too much Oh life is bigger
It’s bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no I’ve said too much

I set it up
That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spot-light
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no I’ve said too much


I haven’t said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
Every whisper, of every waking hour
I’m choosing my confessions
Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt, lost and blinded fool, fool
Oh no I’ve said too much
I set it up Consider this
Consider this the hint of the century
Consider this the slip
That brought me to my knees, failed
What if all these fantasies come
Flailing around
Now I’ve said too much
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
But that was just a dream
That was just a dream
That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spot-light
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough
I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try
But that was just a dream
Try, cry, fly, try
That was just a dream
Just a dream
Just a dream, dream


9/11/2001

On this 20th anniversary of the tragic events on 9/11/2001….. I wanted to share a tragic situation I faced while in India in 2010. I decided to go into a foreign country and not navigate by searching the web or by using GPS or much technology at all. It was just my way of beginning to follow and learning how to do that.

I explain in the video at the top of this post….as well as some of my thoughts on 9/11/2021.

I traveled to India to face a giant. More in that story later. I had no idea that I would face the giant called religion, and to be forced to spontaneously speak from the heart and allow myself to be led by the spirit.

With no idea of the storm that had been brewing surrounding this pastor in Florida threatening to burn the Quran.

I was not reading newspapers or using technology or watching the news much. In fact when I checked into my first hotel in Bangalore I only watched God TV.

It was was in that live stream that I was introduced to the international house of prayer in Kansas City, to Lou Engle who I later found out was raised at the church across town and was an Anabaptist.

Welcome to Boot Camp Steve!

Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees and Herod

“And He left them, and getting into the boat again, departed to the other side. Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat. Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod. – Mark 8:13-15

“But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? James 2:18-20 ( I said Mark in my video)

My Bootcamp Experience Bangalore India 2010

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9-09-2010 11:00 PM God TV In Frazier Town, Bangalore India-I had no idea what would come in just a few hours

#2

9/10/2010 5:15 AM – Spiritual Warfare Through Praise – My personal healing and revival in the care of Muslims in Bangalore – These people cared for me so well…I left blessing them and in peace! ……(look closely at the TV…it’s the live feed from IHOP 24/7 prayer in Kansas City…from the “heartland” of America)

Stomp – God’s Property

Lately, I’ve been going through some things that’s really got me down
I need someone, somebody, to help me come and turn my life around
I can’t explain it
I can’t obtain it
Jesus, your love is so, it’s so amazing
It gets me high, up to the sky
And when I think about your goodness, it makes me want to Stomp
Makes me clap my hands, makes me want to dance and
Stomp
My brother, can’t you see? I got the victory
Stomp

When I think about the goodness and the fullness of god
Make me thankful, pity to be hateful than grateful
The lord brought me through this far
Tryin’ to be cute when I praise him
Raise’em high, I keep it live, beat bumpin’
Keep ya’ jumpin’, make the lord feel somethin’
Ain’t no shame in my game, god’s property
Came to get wit’ kirk, ain’t no stoppin’ me,
Now stomp
“G.P. Are you with me?”
“Oh yeah, we having church, we ain’t going nowhere”
I promise the stomp, the whole stomp, nothing but the stomp
It ain’t over, it ain’t over!
Stomp

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(Video made from India in 2010) starting at about 8:00 AM and ending in safety by 11:00 PM..also a recap)
(I found this flyer at the pastors center after the amazing followers of Yeshua who put me there…….I stayed on 9/10 and 9/11/2010 …….this is the simple answer – (#3 video above includes this)


Terry Jones – A Modern Day Pharisee – Unholy Burning Mess in Florida

From Wikipedia:

In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of the Christian Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, U.S., announced he would burn 200 Qurans on the 2010 anniversary of the September 11 attacks. He gained media coverage, resulting in international outrage over his plans and pleas from world leaders to cancel the event. Jones’ threat sparked protests in the Middle East and Asia, in which at least 20 people were killed. In early September 2010, Jones cancelled and pledged never to burn a Quran……

Terry Jones Planning to go ahead to Burn Quran – September 8th, 2010

Reactions

Local (Florida)

A Gainesville Interfaith Forum which was established in November 2009 in response to earlier anti-Islam activities of the church requested for the declaration of September 11 as “Interfaith Solidarity Day”, a request that was honored by mayor Craig Lowe. The Forum scheduled a “Gathering for Peace, Understanding and Hope” at Trinity United Methodist Church on the day before the planned burning.[Mayor Lowe referred to Dove World as a “tiny fringe group and an embarrassment to our community”.Twenty local religious leaders gathered Thursday, September 2, 2010, to call for citizens to rally around Muslims “in a time when so much venom is directed toward them.”

National

Protest against International Burn a Quran Day held in Delhi, India.

Shortly after the event was announced the National Association of Evangelicals recommended that the event be canceled. The Southern Baptist convention also spoke out against it [The World Evangelical Alliance “asks Muslim neighbors to recognize that the plans announced by a Florida group to burn copies of the Quran on September 11 do not represent the vast majority of Christians.” “It dishonors the memory of those who died in the 9/11 attacks and further perpetuates unacceptable violence.” The event is broadly condemned by American religious leaders.

International

Below are some screenshots…you get the idea.

President Obama Addresses Quran Controversy, Relations With Muslims – Sep 10, 2010

Counter protests

A hacker with nickname “Iraq Resistance” posted a voice-altered video to YouTube published under the byname “iqziad”, claiming to have released the “Here you have” worm to “demand respect for Islam”, blaming Terry Jones, and saying “I can smash all of those infected, but I wouldn’t”. The worm, first discovered August 20, attacked organizations including NASA, Walt Disney, and the Florida Department of Transportation, and produced spam that rose to 10% of all email traffic on September 9.

In South Africa, on September 10, Johannesburg businessman Mohammed Vawda had announced his own intention to burn the Bible on September 11 in the Johannesburg CBD in response to DWOC’s own announcement. However, an Islamic lawyers’ association, Scholars of the Truth, quickly intervened by filing an injunction against Vawda in court on the basis of opposition against burning any religious texts, and Judge Sita Kolbe of the South Gauteng High Court granted the injunction, thus prohibiting Vawda’s announced burning. Lawyer and Scholars of the Truth spokesperson Yasmin Omar, who spearheaded the injunction with her husband Zahir, stated that the judge’s ruling established that “freedom of expression is not unlimited if one exercises freedom of expression that is harmful to others”.

Governmental reactions

 Canada. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, condemned the planned Quran-burning in unequivocal terms, and said, “My God and my Christ is a tolerant God, and that’s what we want to see in this world”.

 Cuba. Former president Fidel Castro called the planned book burning “a huge media show”. After Jones called off the event, Castro said, “It would be nice to know what the FBI agents who visited him said ‘to persuade him.'”

 France. Defence minister Hervé Morin said that the threatened Quran burning and a French ban on full length Islamic veils enacted shortly afterward did not put French or NATO troops at increased risk: “when you are at the maximum, you cannot go higher”.

 Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel said of the planned Florida event, “It is plainly disrespectful – even abhorrent. It’s simply wrong.”

 Indonesia. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono warned in a televised speech that the plans to burn the Quran threatened world peace.

 Iran. Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said “All Muslims hold the US government and their politicians accountable. If the US government is sincere in its claims of not having been involved in this incident, it must mete out a befitting punishment to the main perpetrators of this serious crime”. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the plan a “Zionist plot that is against the teachings of all divine prophets.”

 Lebanon. President Michel Suleiman denounced the plans adding that burning the Quran is a clear contradiction of the teachings of the three Abrahamic religions [Christianity, Islam and Judaism] and of dialogue among the three faiths.”

 Pakistan’s government strongly condemned the plan. Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit told reporters “This is against the spirit of any religion, the government and the people of Pakistan, including Pakistani Christians, are outraged at this planned, shameful act by a self-proclaimed pastor.”

 Palestine. In Gaza, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh called Terry Jones a “crazy priest who reflects a crazy Western attitude toward Islam and the Muslim nation.”

 United States. President Barack Obama said “I just want [Jones] to understand that this stunt that he is talking about pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform who are in Iraq, who are in Afghanistan.” He also said that the planned event was being used as an al-Qaeda recruitment tool, and urged that the Quran burning be cancelled because it violated U.S. principles of religious tolerance. The president also expressed frustration that under the law, nothing could be done other than citing the church under a local ordinance for public burnings.

  Vatican City. The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued a statement saying that the book burning would be “an outrageous and grave gesture”. Supranational bodies

 NATO. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General, said that the church’s plans would violate NATO’s values and might have a negative impact on the security of its soldiers.

 United Nations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was “deeply disturbed”, adding that such a gesture would be intolerable by any religion.

Media reactions

Some in the media attributed the event to silly season and sensationalism.

James Poniewozik, of Time gave a few reasons for media coverage of the event: “tiny groups of fringe idiots” often get coverage, presumably because the vast majority of readers find them strange and different. The event also happens to coincide with a seeming American “Islamophobia” and concern over the “Ground Zero mosque;” he also added that “This is, unfortunately, one of those cases in which, by having become news, the story is now making legitimate news.” Slate‘s David Weigel, said reporters should “Ignore This Idiot” (the title of his blog post on the controversy). “[Jones] gets to hold the country, or at least the part of the country that pays attention to such news, hostage, with reporters getting the secretary of state and our general in Afghanistan on the record to condemn this nobody. Instead of dying in obscurity, he’ll die a has-been. Good work.” ABC News‘ Chris Cuomo wrote that the “media gave life to this Florida burning … and that was reckless.” Roger Simon, a columnist for Politico responded to David Petraeus’ remarks saying “The issue is not the images; it is the acts.”

Both the Associated Press and Fox News stated their intention to ignore it Other media reactions

Jones Gives Effective Ammunition to Atheists

Another conservative writer Michelle Malkin, echoed an article by Christopher Hitchens, when she bemoaned “the eternal flame of Muslim outrage. When everything from sneakers to stuffed animals to comics to frescos to beauty queens to fast-food packaging to undies serves as dry tinder for Allah’s avengers, it’s a grand farce to feign concern about the recruitment effect of a few burnt Qurans in the hands of a two-bit attention-seeker in Florida.”

Facebook page support the pastor’s plan got more than 16,000 fans by eve of the event, while fans opposing the event numbered in the hundreds of thousands.

(Great video about this nonsense! – Ends on a great note!!!!)

Do you see a [conceited] man who speaks quickly [offering his opinions or answering without thinking]? There is more hope for a [thickheaded] fool than for him.

Proverbs 29:20 AMP

Actions against Dove World Outreach Center

The Gainesville fire department refused to grant the church a burning permit; regardless, the church planned to proceed with the event despite the potential fine. Following the July 2010 announcement of the Quran burning, the bank holding a $140,000 mortgage loan on the church property, demanded immediate repayment of the balance, and the property insurance was canceled. A lighted sign and an acrylic cross on the property were damaged by rocks. On September 8, 2010, Rackspace, the provider of web hosting service to the Dove World Outreach website, disconnected the site, citing a violation of their terms of use policy.[A spokesman for Rackspace told news media that the shutdown was not “a constitutional issue,” it was “a contract issue.”

The city of Gainesville has said it would charge the church $200,000, representing the cost of a security presence by the police department, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, and some city public works employees. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office estimated that it spent $100,000 on providing security to Jones, and specifically assigned 160 of the 242 deputies on duty September 11 to police activities related to the planned burning.

Cancellation (postponement) and aftermath

On September 9, Jones announced the cancellation of the event, and a plan to fly to New York to meet with the Imam of Park51, Feisal Abdul Rauf. In an interview on the morning of September 11, the day of the intended protest, he said, “We will definitely not burn the Quran…Not today, not ever.” Despite the cancellation, visiting protesters from both sides attempted to reach the rally, but a heavy police presence dominated the area. A visitor from Atlanta who attempted to burn a Quran had his book and lighter seized by police.

The World Evangelical Alliance later contacted Jones, asking him to apologize for the planned Quran burning. In a public statement, he refused, saying, “We will not repent for standing up for the gospel”, adding that Christian churches “have lost their guts to stand up for Christianity. But instead, they bow down to the political powers and the false doctrines of the nations.”

As of October 22, 2010, Jones collected a new car which was offered as a reward to Jones in a “quirky radio” ad by a New Jersey Hyundai dealership owned by former New York Giants, Brad Benson if Jones did not burn Qurans. Jones said he did not learn of the reward until several weeks after canceling the burning.

On January 19, 2011, it was announced that Jones had been banned from entering the United Kingdom by the British Home Secretary Theresa May. Jones had been invited to give a speech for a Right-Wing group England is Ours in Milton Keynes.

The End!


9/11/2021 – A Nation Remembers – 20th Anniversary

Below you’ll see videos about our nation remembering 9/11, but more importantly some of the radical reformers that help shake people like me out of our slumber. I’m so grateful for these leaders. It’s just great to be part of a tribe where I know I won’t be rejected.

I and end this post where it all began for me back in 2010. Watch the last video…….. it’s about people in country who are loving Muslims who are praying for them and are equipped to speak to them.

Full Memorial at Ground Zero – 9/11/2021 (posted this for my grandchildren)
Former President George Bush Jr Speech – 9/11/2021
President Biden visits all three memorial sites 9/11/21
Donald Trump’s message on 9/11

Former president Trump did not attend the ground zero memorial or the other memorials in Pennsylvania or DC. He has the right to his own process.

Seems to me standing with past presidents would have been my first choice.

God used you in amazing ways, as we needed someone to finally call an end to the war, to appoint sane Supreme Court justices and to finally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I want to personally thank you for fast tracking the MRNA vaccine (I’m on my Third dose, Moderna x2 and Pfizer)…………

I became an Independent in 2008 after the financial crisis. For years it seems like we’re living in the Golden age of stupidity

Unfortunately you took a turn in calling fraud on the election, and not participating in a peaceful transfer of power.

Those knuckleheads who stormed the capital on January 6th of course were not representative of your (Trump ) supporters but in my opinion you got careless with your words and oh how that motivated stupid rage and idiots on that day……….you can see here in the post what careless words can do!

In so many ways we needed you to bust in and get stuff done….you were (in spite of yourself) an anointed leader.

Nuf said!

Thank you former President Trump for standing with us at the National Mall and standing with us publicly to pray for our nation to turn back to God and for revival.

Again thank you!

(Trump seems to be softening his message, I’m watching and praying…)


What Radical Reformation Looks Like on 09/11/2021

Sean Feucht is a missionary, artist, speaker, author, activist, and the founder of multiple worldwide movements.

Burn 24-7 is a global worship and prayer movement launched out of Sean’s dorm room in college, now spanning 6 continents and more than 250 cities. Light A Candle is a global missions and compassion movement bringing light, hope, healing, and tangible love to the hardest, darkest and some of the most isolated places of the earth. Hold the Line is a political activist movement seeking to rally the global church to engage in their civic duty – to vote and stand up for causes of righteousness and justice in the governmental arena.

From Sean’s Instagram today:

We gather together tonight to remember the fallen. The brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

We gather together tonight to honor the heroes. The firefighters and police officers and first responders who ran to the rescue and the many warriors who stepped up and volunteered to fight for us.

And above all we gather tonight to seek the Lord for our country. To seek renewal and healing. To pray for America and bring a sacrifice of praise and worship before the King of kings and Lord of lords. 🙏🏽🇺🇸

Psalm 67

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us, so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.

May the people praise you, God; may all the people praise you.

May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the people with equity and guide the nations of the earth.

May the people praise you, God; may all the people praise you.

The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us.

May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear Him.”

Live in Washington DC – LET US WORSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m honored to have been able to personally interact and have been influenced by these followers of Yeshua

This is my tribe!!!

Today I can watch online on Youtube……how cool is that?…….I made a short video from the live broadcast..

Lou Engle’s Message on 9/11/2021. (he works on a whole different grid….amazing!)

“I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.

But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, “In Isaac your seed shall be called.” That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed. For this is the word of promise: “At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son.”

And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one man, even by our father Isaac (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls),” Romans 9:1-11

IHOP in Kansas City live stream – continuous 24/7 prayer and worship over the past 22 years!…streaming live on Youtube….

Join me as I partner with people in country on this 9/11/2021 on this day of remembrance to learn how our Father has the creative strategies mapped out – I’ll end this day with the same message from 11 years ago….

I say let’s support 30 days of prayer ! These guys are followers of Yeshua!!!!