Hal October 2, 2015 at 6:52 AM
Why are you threatening people all the time? Are you a BT or a convert? There's a lot of Xianity in your approach.My response:
If I am coming across as threatening, I humbly apologize, since those who know me will tell you that I am probably the least threatening, loving, caring pussy-cat of an individual that I can be (I have been working on those character traits for many years, not the pussy-cat part).
Why do I sound so threatening? Because, everyone in the world is being threatened and is in great danger. You probably are aware that the world is on the verge of World War 3, great threats from the global elite who want to kill off 93% of the world population for their evil Communist one world government called the “New World Order.” You are probably aware that the world is greatly unstable with the greatest earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, etc, etc, etc being imminent. There is your threat, not me. I am the one who is passing on Hashem’s message of why we are being threatened, and how to survive.
I started this blog 42 months ago to try to “save the world,” as is hinted above. Yes, the pointing out of our threatened situation is for the purpose of each one of us doing the right thing to survive and thrive. Everything that you may be reading as a threatening approach is the Torah answer on how to weather the threat. If I sound frustrated in my approach even to the point of sounding threatening, it is because we seem to be out of time, possibly within days. You are either getting Hashem’s message or you know better and are putting yourself and your loved ones in horrible danger. If that sounds threatening and I save your life as a result, you can thank me later for the threatening approach.
You ask about my very secular approach, and ask where from my background is this coming. I am a retired US Army Officer who for decade learned and taught the discipline on how to survive. I know that Hashem put me through such a career to give me the tools to help you. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that people are very undisciplined, with the brazen attitude of I’m OK, tell the other guy. Take notice of the way people drive. “Accidents don’t happen to me, they happen to the other guy” (until they happen to…). Since the majority of my readers are human beings, I have no doubt that sometimes I need to be a staunch military commander rather than the approach of the soft-spoken Rav.
I always look to the Torah for guidance. When Yaakov was ready to confront his brother Esav, Hashem told him not to worry, that He would protect him against his brother. Yaakov then set up military tactics for the meeting. He divided up his camp, had angels lead the way, brought gifts, etc. Wait a minute. Did Yaakov not trust Hashem’s word of protection? Why would he go to so much trouble after being told: Don’t worry? The Torah tells us that Yaakov didn’t feel that he was worthy of such protection from Hashem. It wasn’t Hashem that he doubted, but himself.
We should all feel exactly the same way as Yaakov with the upcoming possible craziness in the world. Instead of each one of us feeling that we have turned to Hashem and are doing the right thing, we should all be doing the best Teshuvah, repentance and telling Hashem how unworthy we feel to receive His Divine protection. We just spent 10 days repeating that theme after weeks of Selichos asking for forgiveness. Are we that unsure of ourselves that we are not doing enough to serve Hashem? You better believe it. Anyone who is arrogant enough to think “I am good to go, it’s the other guy who needs help,” that individual is in trouble. If I have to sound threatening to save that individual’s life and the lives of his or her loved ones, then consider me threatening. If it seems like I am having a secular moment in my approach, so be it, if it works.
I love my fellow Jew and all righteous non-Jews and whatever it takes to help them, that is my purpose here. You can thank me later when we meet Moshiach together at the Temple.