I’m done.

I don’t weigh in much on politics.  For the most part, politics is a tar baby.  Especially in my extended family.  Best to avoid the conversation.

Generally, I have had the same stance with Islam.

But, after the attacks in London, and especially after the attack during the Arianna Grande concert in Manchester, I am done.  Can you identify another religion who targets a bunch of little girls at a concert?

Neither can I.

I have shifted my position.  Islam is the enemy.  This needs to be said by more people and it needs to be said more often.

I am with Bruce Bawer.  I refuse to ignore the truth any longer.  I also refuse to lie about Islam.  I am not going rouge.  I am simply joining the sane chorus of voices who dare to speak the truth.

Deceive yourself if you like.  I’m done.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/06/05/why-i-refuse-to-lie-about-islam/

I majored in History in college.  I never heard any of the following.  Did you hear any of this when you were in college?  I doubt it.

Author Douglas Wilson comments on this same subject in a post from 2011 entitled, Seven Memes for Keeping Christians in their Place.

“The Crusades were actually a long overdue defensive reaction to many years of Muslim belligerence, militarism, agressiveness, and provocation. If a “crusade” is an unprovoked military attack on religious grounds, then we need to start speaking of the Muslim Crusades. One could, however, criticize Christian Europe for being so slow to respond.”

Dr. Bill Warner throws down the gauntlet.  I am paraphrasing. “Don’t like what I am saying?  Disagree?  Do your own research.  This is not hate.  This is history.”

Here are some sobering statistics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_slave_trade#7th_century_to_20th_century

Personally, I believe Islam is nervous.  Here is why:

Like it or not, Christianity will spread until it conquers the globe.

Christianity is not shrinking.  It is not diminishing.  It is not retreating.

On the contrary, it is a wildfire.

Read The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, by Philip Jenkins.

American and European Christians need to stop apologizing.   Like it or not, Christianity wins.

Lingua Latina, chapter 20: Quiz

This is the first draft of a quiz I am writing for chapter 20 of Lingua Latina.  It will be available for subscribers/students on my my site.  If you have been through the Lingua Latina course, or if you are going through the course, and if you like quizzes, and if you like editing… then this is the blog post for you!

Have a go.  If you spot any mistakes, please let me know.

  1. Quid infans est?  Infans __________ est.     A) parvus miles     B) puer parvulus     C) gubernator bonus     D) pirata
  2. Ubi parvulus infans dormit?     A) in cunis     B) ad cunas     C) pro cunis     D) in the treetops
  3. Ubi cunae sunt?     A) in cubiculo parentis     B) in cubiculum parentis     C) in cubiculis parentis     D) incubator
  4. Quid cunae sunt?     A) lectulus infantis     B) lectulus militis    C) lectulus parentis     D) lectulus matris
  5. Longus somnus infanti tam necessarius est quam __________.     A) pecunia    B) annulus   C) cibus    D) gladius
  6. Infans cubat cum __________.     A) parentes    B) parentum   C) parentibus    D) parentheses
  7. Quid est cibum infantium?     A) lac matris     B) pizza     C) mala     D) pira
  8. Quid vocatur mulier quae alienum infantem alit?     A) miles    B) gubernator   C) nutrix    D) nauta
  9. Quid agit infans qui cibo caret?     A) ridet    B) pulsat   C) vagit    D) pizzam postulat.
  10. Infans qui cibum postulat magna voce __________.     A) vagio    B) vagis   C) vagit    D) vagiunt
  11. Infantes qui cibum postulant magna voce __________.     A) vagio    B) vagis   C) vagit    D) vagiunt
  12. Si infans vagiet parentes male __________.     A) dormiunt    B) dormiebant    C) dormient    D) dormire. 
  13.   Ubi Julius dormire vult?     A) in cubiculo suo cum infante    B) in alio cubiculo ubi infans non est     C) in Tusculo     D) in alia patria
  14. Quot filios habent Julius et Aemilia?  Julius et Aemilia habent __________.     A) duas filias     B) duas ancillas    C) duos filios    D) duas filios.
  15. In pauci mensibus, quot liberos Aemilia et Julius habebunt?    A) unus     B) duo     C) tres     D) quattuor
  16. Nemo infantem aegrum tam bene curare potest quam __________.     A) mater    B) magister    C) gubernator    D) nauta.
  17. Cur Syra non in horto manet?     A) Leo in horto est.    B) Imber venit.    C) Germani et Galli in horto sunt.    D) Marcus omnes qui in horto pulsat.
  18. Quid afferunt nubes?  Nubes __________ afferunt.    A) noctem    B) cibum    C) dona    D) imbrem.
  19.   Quid est imber?     A) est aqua de caelo     B) aqua de oceano     C) aqua de poculo     D) aqua de water bottelo.
  20.   Dormitne infans in lecto magno?     A) Infans in lecto magno dormit.     B) Infans numquam dormit.     C) Infans in lecto parvulo dormit.     D) Infams in schola dormit dum magister recitat.
  21. Quid est nutrix? Nutrix est __________.    A) mulier quae nondum dentes habet.     B) mulier quae alienum infantem alit.     C) mulier quae multos libros legit     D) mulier quae multos liberos habet
  22.   Aemilliane filium alterum aut filiam alteram vult?     A) filium     B) filiam     C) neuter   
  23.   Cur Iulia sororem habere non vult?    A) Iulia sororem habere non vult quia non amabitur a parentibus.     B) Iulia sororem habere non vult quia non amabitur a fratribus suis.     C) Iulia sororem habere non vult quia non amabitur a magistro Diodoro.    D) Iulia sororem habere non vult quia non novam sororem in cubiculum eius vult.
  24.   I will be there.     A) Ubi ero.     B) Ibi ero.     C) Ibi eris.     D) Hibiscus
  25.   You will be there.     A) Ibi ero.     B) Ibi eris.     C) Ibi erit.     D) Ibi erimus.
  26.   She will be there.     A) Ibi ero.     B) Ibi eris.     C) Ibi erit.     D) Ibi erimus.
  27.   We will be there.     A) Ibi ero.     B) Ibi eris.     C) Ibi erit.     D) Ibi erimus. 
  28.   You (plural) will be there.     A) Ibi ero.     B) Ibi eris.     C) Ibi erit.     D) Ibi eritis.
  29.   They will be there.     A) Ibi ero.     B) Ibi eris.     C) Ibi erunt.     D) Ibi erimus.
  30.   I do not want to come.     A) Nolo dormire.     B) Nolo audire.     C) Nolo venire.     D) Nolo currere.
  31.   He does not want to sleep.     A) Nolo dormire.     B) Non vis dormire.     C) Non vult dormire.     D) Nolunt dormire.
  32. We do not want to sleep.     A) Nolo dormire.     B) Non vis dormire.     C) Non vult dormire.     D) Nolumus dormire.
  33.   They do not want to sleep.     A) Nolo dormire.     B) Non vis dormire.     C) Non vult dormire.     D) Nolunt dormire.
  34.   I want to see.     A) Volo videre.     B) Vis videre.     C) Vult videre.     D) Volumus videre.
  35.   They want to see.     A) Volo videre.     B) Vis videre.     C) Vult videre.     D) Volunt videre.
  36.   Puer qui nondum ambulat est __________.     A) Infans     B) Pater     C) Mater     D) Miles
  37.   Vir qui liberos habet est __________.     A) Infans     B) Pater     C) Mater     D) Miles
  38.   Femina quae liberos habet __________ est.     A) Infans     B) Pater     C) Mater     D) Miles
  39. Vir qui gladii et scuto pugnat __________ est.     A) Infans     B) Pater     C) Mater     D) Miles
  40.   Cibum dare = __________.     A) carere     B) alere     C) fari     D) postulare