35 Burst results for "Eric Metaxas"
Laurel Guillen: Writing a Novel for Both Children and Adults
"A writer who has been thinking for many decades that I will write fiction. But other than stuff for kids, nothing as long as this. I've never really written fiction. But structuring a story, not having done that before, was that particularly challenging or did that just seem to suggest itself to you rather easily? Well, that's the thing. It all kind of came down in about two minutes. And then I hate you, Laurel gillan. I hate you. I would say that. I wrote in a weekend, no problem. That's pretty cool. No, that's wonderful when that happens. That's never happened to me. But so it came to you fairly clear cleanly and quickly that certain things that had to work out because, you know, you can get an overall plot, but you still have to figure out how things come together and so that took some work. But I also knew which parts of history I really wanted to include. And the rest of its fantasy, of course, but that was something that and it was difficult to find the time to do the writing and as busy as I am, but I really felt carried through this whole process. I really did. And I felt a lot of love for all the characters. And I think comes through in the book. Well, I
Laurel Guillen: Taming the Wolf of Gubbio by St. Francis
"The wolf of what? Gubbio. Gubbio, the wolf of gubbio. So let me guess Francis goes up to him. He makes him an offer he can't refuse. Yes. I agree. And according to what the townspeople say, you know, passed down. The wolf was fine. He would come every few days get fed, never hurt anybody else again. And people thought, okay, well, this is a legend. Well, in the mid 1800s, they were renovating the church or a square in the town of gubbio, and they unearthed a large skeleton of a wolf that dated from the 13th century. So that's actually very interesting. I love
Chris Reed: Chinese Revolution Begins With the End of Xi Jinping Rule
"Chinese revolution begins with the end of Xi Jinping's rule. With the end of Xi Jinping, so now he just declared himself leader for life or president for life, which Trump was joking Ronny saying, that's called king. You're the king. You're the dictator. So you're saying that Xi Jinping according to what you heard will somehow leave soon. So yes, so this is what the lord said to me in this encounter. And the things that are happening right now in China this unprecedented historical internal revolution seems to be pointing to this is coming to pass. So October 1st, the spirit of God says, quote, the change that will come to the Communist Party of China will shock the world. Xi Jinping is not the permanent ruler of China for he will be replaced in a surprising time and a surprising manner with struggle. But his replacement won't be in power for long for this cruel one when we place their only to stoke the fires of revolution uprising and dissatisfaction that has been contained in the Chinese people, but will be contained no longer. God says, the aggression of China against Taiwan is only meant to distract from the domestic dissatisfaction contained within China. COVID-19 was allowed to be released in China to keep the people indoors so they wouldn't write in the streets then.
Laurel Guillen: Previewing the Book 'A Bellwether Christmas'
"Title of this novel. It's really a Christmas tale kind of like a Christmas Carol. Not gigantic. It's not a 300 page novel. It's called a bellwether Christmas. And it seems to me based on what you just said that you do write about what actually happened historically with Saint Francis in 1223 AD. Creating this idea of this Tableau of the animals around the manger and so on and so forth. That is in the book. Yes, and now there are only a few details about that event. We know what happened. They were very few details. So I kind of flesh it out a bit. But we do know that it did happen. And of course, if you go to a Greco Italy, there is a museum of the crib. It's basically because they consider themselves the place where everything started. And after this happened, by the way, everybody wanted to do this. It spread like wildfire. So it became a tradition very quickly across Christendom.
Chris Reed: Having God in the Room
"When this was happening to you, all those years ago in 2011, how did you know that it was God and it was not some other spiritual being or beings? Because let me just say I am sympathetic. I understand the skepticism, I would first respond by saying that number one, in scripture, we see a lot of this. I mean, Jesus chose his first miracles turning water into wine. A lot of people would have called that and they did, in fact, they called that sorcery. That's like a magic trick. And, you know, this was the religious elite of the day said he does this by the power of bills above. And so the Bible is full of people who encountered God in ways that the skeptical or natural mind could not accept could not believe and I can completely understand why they are skeptical of it, but here's the main point, the fact that we know this happened in the New Testament, we see people having angelic encounters in the book of act, seeing a bright light knocking them down, blinding them some of tarsus we see agabus prophesying about world fame and speaking in tongues in healings and all of this. And for those that don't believe that it's for today, they said all just on one verse and first Corinthians that says when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part will be done away. So they are taking a very, very large leap to say that, which is perfect has come, is the canonization of scripture. And that's how they get away with that. They were basically saying, well, once the Bible is complete, gifts are four today. I've never understood that. I mean, when
Laurel Guillen: How My Grandmother Met the Pope
"Somewhere in there, I'm a little Italian. But I always wanted to go to Italy. Yes. She was a devout Catholic and she wanted to see all the sites and it was a wonderful trip. She actually got to meet Pope John Paul the second. By virtue of a surprise that her vision bumped into him at the CVS, how did that work out? No, we were actually, we actually went to Saint Peter's square when he was speaking. And there are thousands and thousands of people and you have to have a ticket. And so we had to take him and kept showing it to the Swiss guard and the Swiss guards kept going, go forward. Go forward. Pretty much. And what we ended up doing is we ended up on the stage on the little stage that they set up sitting among all these Italian brides and grooms. And she's in her wheelchair, and I'm with her. And then what happens at the end of the service, the Pope turns around, and all the little brides and grooms and dignitaries and whatever get in a line and get to meet the Pope. And so we were in that line. And he blessed my grandmother, put his hands on her head. And after that, I used to tease her. I would call her the holy relic.
Chris Reed: Having a Prophetic Gift
"Yeah, well, I started preaching at the age of 14. I grew up in a particular Pentecostal denomination. And so from the age of 14 until 18, my parents are driving me to my speaking engagements just that developed by word of mouth. And then I administered over 200 churches before I was 18. I became an assistant pastor at 19, and then at 25 years old, I just turned 25, I moved from where I grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, to a town, two and a half hours north called Peru Indiana, and for 12 years there, we pastured their my wife and I and started there with 7 people. It's in a small town of 12,000 and over the period of 12 years it grew to about 250 people, but something began to happen in 2011, my ministry prior to that was just kind of revelatory teaching, preaching, evangelistic pastoral. I did see some gifts of the spirit, the gift of tongues, some forms of discernment and prophecy and some healing. But then I just kind of went through a real dark time low period of time in my life and around 2011 and a lot of times that's where God meets people. I mean, he meets a Jonah in the belly of a fish. He, you know, he meets a lot of people in a jail cell or in a hospital bed, and I was just in a personal period, a low period of time in my life, and I started having these encounters with God after already pastoring for quite some time. And I would feel this electricity that would come over me and every time it happened, I would wake up knowing there was a Supernatural being in the room. And this went on for about a year and shortly after that, I just started realizing, wow, I'm beginning to know things about people. And
Chinese Government Shows the Same Evil as Soviet Union, Nazi Germany
"Also encouraged that the nightmare of what's happening in China is causing the Chinese people to stand up. But I want to say that if you want to know, I think I put out a tweet this morning that a lot of times people say, well, I wonder what I would have done if I was alive during the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Well, you can find out literally now right now because what you have happening in China, it is no different than the worst evils perpetrated by in the Soviet Union. Under the darkest days of communism and Stalin, it's no different than the worst evils perpetrated by the Nazis under Hitler. It is absolutely evil and how people react tells you everything about who they are. And so when you have companies like Apple, apple is basically a Chinese company. It would be like in the middle of the Cold War, somebody making money off of the Soviets and basically siding with them never criticizing them and criticizing the United States. Apple, the NBA, a lot of corporations, the Biden administration, the left leaning sort of Marxist leaning apologists for Chinese style authoritarianism have been muted in their criticism. This is astonishing. Imagine if Ronald Reagan were president, or if Donald Trump were president, what would he be saying about what is going on in China right now? And I think we really need to look ourselves in the mirror and understand that if you want to know what you would have done back then, look at what you're doing right now,
Kevin McCullough: A Story From Working With Christian Solidarity Int'l
"An amazing opportunity. And Kevin, because we've just begun this month, I thought it would be good to get you to talk about it because you're familiar with CSI and with how they do what they do. Yeah, well, I've had the great humbling honor to be a spokesperson for them for the last ten years or so. And one of the things that I can not get away from. And for the people that are watching your show on rumble or wherever you post it, I want you to see that the picture of this lady's face that I'm holding up to the camera right there. You can't see it very much, but I think you can at least get a glimpse of the smile. This is a woman by the name of a choke. And her story is very similar to many of the stories that you will hear about and you will read about in the work of CSI. But when she was taken into slavery and a lot of this happened during the Sudan Civil War, which was, I think, 1995, and when the Arabs from the northern section of what was then the united Sudan would travel down into the southern regions where the Christians were ransacked villages, they would rampage through towns. They would kill lots of the men and boys. They would grab and take captive the women and children and begin marching them towards the north. These were the spoils of war. This is what's happened since the beginning of time. But when they were put into slavery, they were treated completely inhumane. And I could detail some of what they've gone through a choke. The ladies whose picture I just showed you, she was systematically abused moment she was taken into captivity as a 9 year old girl.
Marc Morano: John Kerry Wants the COVID Template to Fight Climate
"The model to fight climate change, we're going to use the COVID template. John Kerry was at the world economic form at the UN climate summit in Egypt, which I just got back from in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt saying we're going to use the COVID template to fight climate. They want to morph COVID and climate by saying uncheck climate change will lead to more viruses, like COVID, ergo, if you oppose the Green New Deal or the UN agreement or net zero, you are a grandma killer because you're going to create more viruses. And that's where they are. And of course, that merges with digital currency United Nations and Mastercard announced a plan. They already have the card out. It came out last year to monitor your carbon footprint. If you exceed your carbon footprint, the card literally cuts off your ability to spend money. It's voluntary now how long will it stay voluntary is the question?
Kevin McCullough: Who Observes Online Discussions Matters
"So do you believe these discussions are fruitful, because I have my doubts? That is a good question. I don't know that they're fruitful for the person that I'm always engaging with. I think that the greater engagement, the greater value to it, is who is watching the conversation and how it unfolds. Because again, a lot of public policy and a lot of politics and a lot of the stuff that you and I do, we do it for and with each other and that makes our brains tickle with interest and all this other stuff, but it's not really, we're not doing it. I'm not trying to convince you of something that you're not convinced of. But when people listen to what we're doing here, they have their thinking impacted and they ask themselves more questions, more reflective questions like, why do I believe that? And I think one of the most powerful things conservatives can do in the public sphere, including Twitter, is to go on there and ask these people these nut jobs questions about why they believe it. It's not the best tactic to go back and attack them. What's more beneficial is to go back and have them explain what they mean. Actually put questions to them and say, why is it that you believe that that's true? And then add evidence to why you might believe it's not true and then watch that thread unfold, especially with people that have large audiences for the ability for the observer to look at it and say, I'm actually learning something from this is very valuable. It doesn't change Rob Reiner's view. It won't change mine and won't change Whoopi Goldberg won't change Eric with taxes. It will change people that are in the midst of searching and seeking for actual answers.
Kevin McCullough: People Who Care Have to Invest in Principles
"Elon Musk by spending 44 billion to buy Twitter, he's restoring some measure free speech. I find the whole thing bizarre, but positive. No, I do too. And I man, that's a big investment and you hope that it's worth it. But if you think about it, president Trump has spent enormous amounts of his own money running for president and people that care about these principles have to put skin in the game. And so he's done that. I think he certainly would like it to be a for profit business. But right now, he's making all the corrections necessary, including potentially bringing back accounts like mine. And again, if any of your listeners wanted to help encourage that, my title is at KMC radio on Twitter if you wanted to request that he take a look at that specifically. That would be deeply grateful for that. But let me pick up where you left off. You said, what happens to all the also rans that have popped up basically since Twitter did the massive purge? And that's a good question. I honestly don't think that they, any of them, including true social, had a real business model that was ultimately going to compete with Twitter for this one reason. They were all started as primarily relief outlets for center right people to go to to have their conversations, but they would only be talking to people that still agreed with them. And I think that the power of what made Twitter the intersection of communication was that people on the left thought they could get their message out and people on the right thought that they could get their message out. And so you have in that one locale and that one kind of intersection, you have both sets of ideas coming at each other in a pretty direct way. But how is it
Marc Morano: Health Groups Jumped on the Opportunity for Lockdowns
"Was specifically duped by Deborah birx and Anthony Fauci. She writes about this in her book. And we've now had freedom of information act request. We can see where they literally gleefully even smiling in the photo when they duped Trump into doing the 15 days or to slow the spread. They knew at that point that it was never going to be 15 days. She admits it in her book. They literally lied to Trump just to get that power and get that premise set. So democratic governors could go. But specifically, it goes back to these simulations. The Rockefeller institute, the World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University, the Gates Foundation. They all had to say, and essentially empowering the public health bureaucracy. So for decades, they'd been seeking more power, more influence. And that's why these simulations that they had sort of give you a window into what they wanted. They were bonkers simulations. Again, there's the openly talk about shutting down the global Internet in these. They talk about total lockdown, and they even talk about the pushback and they have fake news cast. I mean, they put a lot of time and money and thought into this. So in the under the motto of never let a crisis go to waste when COVID came along, they jumped on what they'd always wanted to do. And let me give you an example. The same way when we have a bad hurricane climate activist, jump on that hurricane. The same way when you have a school shooting, gun control advocates, jump on the, you know, the political aspect. There was the same thing here, except the difference was they had power and success far beyond any previous progressive campaign. I think in U.S. history, there's nothing that ever was that fast. That quick, that permanent, and that all powerful that we saw in March of 2020. It became a dictator. And that's because they used fear and the specter of death. Yes.
How Kevin McCullough Was Banned From Twitter
"In the world? Are you banned from Twitter? I forgot about this. Well, that's the funny thing. The day that they banned Trump, I said, in a post within minutes of it coming out that they had banned Trump, I said, we're waiting Twitter. We're waiting for you to impale yourself. My point at the time was that they were taking their number one most prized piece of inventory off their store shelves. No one had as big a following on Twitter as president Trump did. And no one was more followed, more hated, more loved, more watched, more just curiously followed than anybody in the platform's history than president Trump. And as a publicly traded company I might add, they sabotaged their own value, their own worth by basically taking, it's like going into a pastry shop and you have the one set of donuts that sells 90% of your revenue. And you're like, well, we're not going to make those donuts anymore. Just throw them in the trash. And then you wonder why you didn't have the same number of customers coming back. That's what they did with Trump. So by putting him back on the shelf, and he's not indicated he's going to return to tweeting or not. I kind of hope that he will, because I think that Twitter does offer the rare intersection of people of divergent viewpoints to be able to actually have that conversation. But even if he chooses not to, the fact that Elon Musk did it, I think demonstrates good faith with his stockholders with the people that are consuming the material on Twitter and so forth. And the fact that they accused me when I said that Twitter was impaling itself by sabotaging itself, they took the word impale as a threat of violence and they said I was literally just the way you took the word bonkers literally a moment ago so they made the same terrible error and you're telling me that all this time you have been unable to be on. I just find that so amazing and
Marc Morano: Public Health Bureaucrats Were High on Power in 2020
"In 2020 though, the World Health Organization, which by the way, Bill Gates is the second funder behind the United States government to the World Health Organization. Their leader Tedros was picked by China, sent a delegation of people world health officials to China to investigate Chinese response. Within a matter of days, they came back and essentially said, we have seen the future. It is China. If you want to contain this virus, do exactly what China's doing. Italy followed suit and then the entire western world followed suit based on World Health Organization guidance. Anthony Fauci was even January 2020 was in an interview saying, can you imagine us shutting down San Francisco in New York like they're doing in China? It could never happen here in the U.S.. Neil Ferguson, the modeler then said, we thought it couldn't happen in the west until it did. So this was like just manna from heaven for these public health bureaucrats who had just couldn't even imagine that they could have this kind of power and sway. And then of course, Donald Trump, I still maintained that if Hillary Clinton were president, I think there would have been massive pushback, but because Trump of a conservative Republican did this emergency decree and then got duped into supporting the ten days, the slowest. We all got duped. We have to be clear. We all got duped. I never suspected when they're talking about a vaccine that there could be anything negative about that. I thought, what a great thing. How wonderful. Let's get this on the fast track. Most of us had no clue what was actually happening. And we are, it is in our national character to be nice to go along. We trust it. And we trusted, this is often what people do. But at some point you begin to wake up, you begin to look around and say, hey, wait a second. What is happening? But those of us who did speak up were crushed by the global elites. I
Marc Morano: The U.S. Has a Long History of 'Reset' Ideology
"Like me were a little bit slow to pick up on it because we thought, well, this has never happened. There's no precedent for this kind of thing. In our nation, and we can pretty much trust people even if they're on the different side of the political spectrum. They're not going to do anything crazy. But they did. They did. In fact, well, in the book, I go back to 1913 in the U.S., Woodrow Wilson's administration was when they first had this ideology, if you will, of the administrative state ruled by credentialed experts over all aspects of your life. And keep in mind, it wasn't done as an evil mastermind plot. This was presented as, you know, people aren't educated enough. We can actually have experts running most aspects of their lives and we can have an unelected bureaucrats literally in credentialed experts managing everything from nationalizing as well. The economy from agriculture to energy to food. All the way through. And this was seen as a positive benefit. Ebbed and flowed throughout the years. In the 1930s, Roosevelt had a kitchen cabinet adviser Stuart Chase, who actually proposed an early version of this great reset, literally nationalization of energy, stopping your government control of news and propaganda, his words. And he actually said, why should the Soviets have all the fun? And this was, of course, during the time when the soap Joseph Stalin was seen as this great reformer and Russia and all the progressives were very excited. So you fast forward and what happened is if you get into the 70s well, particularly the 90s and the last decade and the previous decade, you have a lot of these same progressives now replacing Russia with China. So you have Justin Trudeau saying China is he has basic admiration for their dictatorship. You have Tom Friedman of The New York Times decades ago saying that China's doing it right and that they don't have the messiness of democracy. The UN climate chief praising China. Obama administration officials
Tim Tebow Describes the Tim Tebow Foundation
"We just have about a minute left. I want you to talk a little bit about your foundation. How do people find that and what do you do in that foundation? They can go to Tim two foundation dot org and to really sum it up for the sake of time. We fight for people that can't fight for themselves in over 70 countries around the world. If they've been thrown away beaten, neglected, traffic, then they're the people that we're fighting for that we love that we have been called to take care of. And bring faith open love to. That is what I believe God has called me to in this lifetime and it's the greatest mission that I'm on.
Tim Tebow on the Importance of Aligning Your Priorities
"Tim Tebow. No kidding. Look, there he is. Hi Tim. Good to see you. I love how you want to respond to that area. I don't know. I don't know. I'm looking for dead silence for confusion. Look, you do so much. But now you've written a book which is a devotional, it's called one year devotional mission possible. And you were talking about a number of things just a minute ago, I think a lot of people struggle with a lot of the things that you were talking about. Like, you know, how do I live consistently? How do I, you know, because some people are really disciplined or some people it comes naturally to them. Other people are a little bit more elliptical in the way they pursue life. But you always talk about identifying your priorities. And so when you say that, what does that mean for you? I think it's so important, Eric, that we understand what's most important in our life and most important in our heart. And then we align our priorities based on those things, right? What's most important is that we're building a relationship with God that we're serving other people that we're making a difference that we're helping, then let's put time for what we say is our top priorities, right? And then it's also, I think, so important. And I go back to this, I mentioned it, that we also reframe our perspective and our mindset because one of the hardest things to gain in the easiest thing to lose is perspective on what matters. And I'll give you example. This weekend, I mean, there's so many families that are going to Thursday celebrate Thanksgiving. And then Friday and Saturday based on all the raibaru weekend, the Florida Florida state and Georgia Georgia Tech and auburn Alabama and Ohio State Michigan and there's literally going to be for 48 hours. House is divided and you know what's going to be a big deal and I love it because I love sports, but all of a sudden that's become a priority that so many people drastically changed their life for when ultimately it's hard to then remember hey Eric, it's just a game,
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"On page 60 of your book Bond hoffer. You stayed in part quote the epistle to the Romans. I'm sorry. On page 60 of my book on Bonn hoffer. So this person is quoting my book on bonhoff for. Yes. Which I wrote in 2008. So I hope I can remember this. Go ahead. Okay, the epistle to the Romans felt like a fell like a smart bomb into the ivory tower of scholars like Adolf von harnack, particularly controversial in German theological circles that God actually exists. What do you mean by this statement rendering doubt that German liberal scholarship didn't believe in the existence of God? That's a good question, but I'm sure most of the audience is not tracking with it. So I have to kind of give the background, Carl Bart, BAR TH. I'm trying to give the background of the theological climate in Germany in the really in the teens and the 20s. And Karl Bart wrote a book called commentary on the epistle to the Romans. And I say that I'm being a little cheeky when I say that, oh, you know, he gave them kind of the heads up that, oh yes, God actually exists. But I do think that there were many that there are many in theologically liberal circles going way back to Bond hoffers, professor Adolf von harnack, who they had a really attenuated view of the existence of God, in other words, they didn't see the idea of a personal God who was alive, with whom we would have a relationship. The idea of a transcendent God who created the universe, I think a lot of German theological liberals didn't actually believe in him, they believed maybe in the concept, but they were focused on the texts.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"This is off the top of my head. This brings me to the title of one of the chapters in this book, led to the American church. The title is the chapter, is the idol of evangelism. There are people who are so focused on the idea of evangelism that they have been silenced on anything that might conceivably push someone away. And I say this because there's a great irony, Charlie. If you're worried about losing people by bringing up important issues, like if you're against the slave trade or you're against Nazis, you know, butchering Jews or you're against the unborn being ripped apart. You say, well, we don't want to talk about these unpleasant things. We're just going to preach the gospel. Ironically, the people who are doing that in those churches, the numbers are fading. People are saying, things are too crazy for me to waste a couple of hours on Sunday morning. Listening to nothing. I need answers. My children are being challenged in school with insane ideas. I'm being challenged everywhere I look. I have family members suffering. I want somebody who's bold and courageous. And those pastors who are being bold and courageous who are not afraid to talk about something that might be called political or any of these controversial issues, those churches are increasing in number and there are tons of nonbelievers just patriots, good people who are saying, that kind of church, that's what I've been looking for all my life. I've been disgusted with the namby pamby religious effeminate kind of Christianity that I'm a guy and I'm trying to live my life. They tend to be attracted to the churches that you just mentioned all those pastors. And I find this very ironic because it is precisely because a lot of these pictures are afraid of losing people that they've silenced themselves on these issues. And so part of what I'm trying to do is to help people understand that this idea of preaching the gospel evangelism, there's more to being a Christian than that. We are supposed to be a voice for the voiceless. We're supposed to speak the truth. You're doing God's will when you speak the truth. And I just don't think people have the theological background. They've gotten confused. They're listening to cliches like the one that you just read out of that book. And they're just being told, oh yeah, if I say anything political, I'm making an idol of politics. And that's bad. We've got to think a little bit more deeply than that. Those who dared to do that have seen their numbers explode, and you want to talk about evangelism, people are finding faith in those churches. That's what I find fascinating is the irony of this whole thing. They're finding faith in amazing and record numbers. The book is the letter to the American church, Eric, anything on the book we haven't yet had a chance to talk about how people can find it kind of closing thoughts here. Well, I really want to say, I mean, first of all, I hope everybody will just go to my website and you can find everything there. You can sign up for my newsletter because I'm doing all kinds of interviews on these subjects, Eric metaxas dot com, Eric from taxes dot com. But really what it boils down to is that I believe God is giving us an opportunity to avoid total disaster. This is to the church, right? That if the church will be vocal, we will avoid the horrors that we deserve for our silence. But if we don't, I say this prophetically because I have done the math. I have looked at the numbers. We are going to lose our liberty. Those who are preaching in churches will lose the ability to preach even their little gospel that they, that they are willing to talk about now, because they're not able to speak about them because they don't dare speak about these other things, even that will be taken away from them. And that this is all sound and biblical. Otherwise, I wouldn't say this is not political. This is just truth. And when you're talking about truth, it's attractive to people, and we are living in a nation right now where there has never never never been more of a hunger for truth and courage and if the church will show it, people will flock to the church by God's grace. Letter to the American church, Eric metaxas, honored as always. I finally learned who you were before the show. I said, who is this guy? Why is he on earth? He really impressed me. He's got his act together this guy. I'll tell you what, buy a couple of his books, maybe go and hear him speak. We'll keep him around. But I all kidding aside, I'm talking right now, Eric was one of the most courageous people on the planet. When you are in the foxhole, you want metaxas next to you, not Andy Stanley, not Rick Warren, you want Eric metaxas. I mean that very sincerely. Thank you, my friend. Talk to you soon, Eric, God bless. Thanks so much for listening, everybody, email me your thoughts is always freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. Thanks so much for listening, God bless. For more, on many of these stories and news you can trust. Go to Charlie Kirk dot com..
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"What would the ideal action points be then for a pastor or a church? We never actually asked for this guy's answer to this guy's question. Said, okay, our church is biblically based, but we don't talk about current events. What does it look like? What does success look like? What pastors can we point to there doing this right? Obviously, rob McCoy, David engelhart, Jack kibs, pastor Jurgen angel and Luke Barnett, Steve smotherman. This is off the top of my head. This brings me to the title of one of the chapters in this book, led to the American church. The title is the chapter, is the idol of evangelism. There are people who are so focused on the idea of evangelism that they have been silenced on anything that might conceivably push someone away. And I say this because there's a great irony, Charlie. If you're worried about losing people by bringing up important issues, like if you're against the slave trade or you're against Nazis, you know, butchering Jews or you're against the unborn being ripped apart. You say, well, we don't want to talk about these unpleasant things. We're just going to preach the gospel. Ironically, the people who are doing that in those churches, the numbers are fading. People are saying, things are too crazy for me to waste a couple of hours on Sunday morning. Listening to nothing. I need answers. My children are being challenged in school with insane ideas. I'm being challenged everywhere I look. I have family members suffering. I want somebody who's bold and courageous. And those pastors who are being bold and courageous who are not afraid to talk about something that might be called political or any of these controversial issues, those churches are increasing in number and there are tons of nonbelievers just patriots, good people who are saying, that kind of church, that's what I've been looking for all my life.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And so the book is called letter to the American church. Everyone should pick up a copy. It's very important book. And so you ask the question here, can it really be God's will that his children be silent at a time like this? Decrying the cowardice that masquerades as godly meekness, Eric metaxas summons the church to battle. Why is this even a question, Eric? How is it possible that people that are filled with faith even struggle with this question? Well, listen, Charlie, the problem is we're dealing with human beings, right? That's always the problem. And people, I can look at my own life, right? When I was in my early 20s, I just mentioned it when I was at Yale. I went with the flow. I didn't want to stick out. I didn't want people to look at me and say, that guy's a fascist. That guy's at this. I didn't know who I was. I didn't have the confidence to say, no, that's wrong. And there are many people in American life today. There are many people in American churches today. They're just like that. They don't really know what to think. They're afraid to say anything. And so they're going along. And I'm here to say, ladies and gentlemen, this happened precisely as it is happening now in Germany. I'm not exaggerating the parallel. It is exactly what happened. Let me say, do you find that persuasive? I'm starting to interrupt you because some pastors roll their eyes every time we mention Germany, but it's literally true. Well, what I'm trying to say is I believe that there are some who can be reached. I think there are some who couldn't care less. They really couldn't care less. They have endured themselves. But anything unpleasant. But the reason I wrote the book and the way I wrote it is to reach those who might be persuaded who are confused enough to say, well, I'll see what he has to say. And the reason I wrote it, Charlize, because there are other people writing books saying exactly the opposite. And it's astonishing to me that they are saying the church shouldn't be political. I mean, just to get specific. It's a misunderstanding of what faith is. It's a misunderstanding of what Romans 13 says about how we're to obey the governing authorities. There are various misunderstandings that are here's the key, the precisely the same misunderstandings of the German church in the early 30s. So you have to forget about what happened for a second in Germany. And you have to go back to where it was before they knew this could ever happen. Good people, Christians, pastors, who love God, whatever we're persuaded that silence was the right godly option. And the reasons they were persuaded that are the same reasons people are persuaded today. When you see those parallels, that's when you'll think, oh, oh, well, then I guess it could be happening right now. So you have to see what the parallels are. So we're going to buy a bunch of TPUSA faith and we're going to distribute them. We have to. This is so important. And Eric, I mean, your bestseller after bestseller. I mean, the amount of books you put out is unbelievable. From the Bond hoffer book, which obviously was the big home run. But you wrote a great book on William wilberforce. You have everything you always wanted to know about God, the Jesus edition. You of course have 7 men, 7 more men, 7 women, miracles, Martin Luther, is atheism dead, fish out of water, but you've said this book is very unique in that kind of canon of work. Well, I hate to say it. But without any question without any question, this is the most important book I've ever written. It's probably the shortest. And I wish I weren't right, but I think the message in this message, it is a clarion call. I beg people who are still open minded to see what I have to say because everything is at stake. The nation is at stake. Some people say, okay, I want to speak up, but what does that mean? I mean, come on, it doesn't mean I have to be a Republican, does it. And so that's the question, right? And then I'm going to read some of the objections from people in institutional corporate Christianity that write these things comfortably smug as the evil unfolds again in front of our very eyes. Only the church, if it could rise up and stop this. If the church does not rise up, it is all over it collapses from within. And the book, the book is called letter to the American church. You guys can find it at Eric metaxas dot com. That's probably the best way to just have people start, right, Eric, Eric. Eric metaxas dot com letter to the American church, very important. I give Erik a very hard time and he gives me a hard time, but it's because we have such respect for each other and I could tell you this is one of the most important books out there right now and it is rage inducing. When I see churches that have been so blessed with big buildings and huge staffs and they say, well, we don't do that around here. We're just going to let the society decay and the civilization crumble..
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Never heard of this guy before, I'm told he's kind of a diva. Eric metaxas joins us now. Eric, how you doing? I'm doing great because you exist, my friend, you are someone that gives me hope. They're not that many out there. And I think those of us who have a voice need to use it for God's purposes for the purposes of liberty. So anytime I get to talk to you, I'm doing all right. And I am so happy that you're the father of a beautiful girl. I can't even believe it, Charlie. It's just like, weren't you just at a grade school yourself? That's kind of not that long ago. Well, thank you, Eric, that touches me. You have a new book out, which I want to talk about letter to the American church, which reminds me of kind of the church needs to push back against tyranny, the church needs to push back against all this despotism and to kind of get us ready for that. Let's play cut 40 of refusing to play along. You're checked in? Yeah, thank you. Here's your rates, right? Uh, no thanks. You don't want to wear an aids ribbon? No, no. But you have to wear an aids ribbon. I have to? Yes. Yeah, see, that's why I don't want to. But everyone wears the ribbon. You must wear the ribbon. What you are, you are a ribbon bully. Hey, where's your ribbon? Oh, I don't wear them. You don't wear the ribbon? Aren't you against aids? Yeah, I can't stay. And I'm walking on it. Just know where the ribbon. Who do you think you are? What? The ribbon on. Hey, Cedric. Bob, this guy won't wear a ribbon. Who? Who doesn't want to wear the river? But I'm wearing the ribbon. He is wearing the ribbon. We are all wearing the ribbon. So why aren't you going to wear the ribbon? This is America. I don't have to wear anything I don't want to wear. Eric? I just love the idea that you were able to do it. You and I are both huge Seinfeld fans. And I just got to say that before the world went utterly insane, mainstream comedy made fun of this kind of fascist bullying that has now become the norm all across America. But Charlie, you understand, every book I write, I write for everyone, except this book, letter to the American church. I wrote specifically for people who call themselves Christians because there are people out there who are convinced that their Christian faith means they should not be political. What that really means is that they should not be political along the lines of, you know, maga, America loving whatever it is. And it is this idea is infiltrated the church, it is just monstrous. I talk in the book about how because, you know, we can joke about your ribbon bully, right? But that's literally how it started in Germany. Well, that's why I found it perfect, though, is I found that it's kind of a comedic intro, right? Of that kind of solitary, right? It starts that way that says if you don't do this is something wrong with you. I mean, look, in my book, fish out of water. I talk about when I was at Yale, this happened to me at Yale. I don't think I ever told you this, but we were supposed to wear a ribbon at graduation to show that we're against apartheid in South Africa. We're supposed to wear another ribbon. It's in the book. I don't remember the colors. I think it was like a yellow and green was the other one or gold way. And if you didn't wear it, people looked at you funny. Why aren't you wearing the ribbon? And that was 1984. And I remember the time, like the sheep that I was, I just went along, I was like, well, of course, I'm going to wear the ribbon. And you realize that's how it starts. And we are now in a place in America where except for a few places like this program or my program, there are people going along with things. And a lot of these people are going to churches where the pastures are being utterly silent on these issues that concern every American that concerned the future of America and I wrote the book to try to reach those pastors that are being silent to try to reach those Christians that are going to those churches or that are theologically confused as though this is the Christian thing to do. This is not the Christian thing to do. This is the evil thing to do, but if you wrap it in some kind of fake theology, a lot of people will go along with it. And again, the point is, this is what happened in Germany. The church was persuaded to be silent. And people went along with it, went along with it. Bonoff did what he could. People really refused to hear him. Oh, he's a hothead. We're just going to go Romans 13 rooms 13. We're not going to mention this stuff. We know what happened in Germany. It is a nightmare beyond anything we could imagine, but it actually happened. And my thesis is that it is precisely what is happening in America today because of the silence of the church..
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, okay, now this is about the talk show that we just aired. I mean, not air but taped. I know you just filmed for pilot episodes of your new talk show. How did that go? Well, we've talked about it a lot on the program, but if you're, if you haven't heard me describe it, I will simply say it was spectacular. It was an answer to prayer. We I still can't get over the scope of what it was. I mean, we had a huge studio audience here in the TBM theater. We had a huge staff, writers, bookers, stage managers. I mean, a level of production that obviously doing a little show like this right now, we don't. And it was amazing. The guests, I still can not get over how many different kinds of guests we had. And how absolutely gracious and generous the guests were, because most of them I would assume they don't know me, they're just coming to be on a show. And the guests were just extraordinarily gracious and entertaining and funny. And it was amazing. I mean, I really don't know how I should say this. We know that all this stuff is going to air, but we don't know exactly when. And we appreciate your prayers. If you pray, and if you don't pray, we don't appreciate your prayers. But if you do pray, we appreciate your prayers, because we want this to reach the widest audience possible. So what outlet will bid to have this show, the talk show with aircraft taxes? We don't know, but we'll be leaking this stuff out. If you're signed up for the newsletter at Eric metaxas dot com, if you sign up for the newsletter, we'll be sending photos and videos and the only way you can get those is that signing up for the newsletter..
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"We'd love to talk. 8 6 6 Talbot. Got it. All right, thank you. Again you know I need you like the wind to need the spring you know I need you. Folks the headline is we need your help. What do I mean by that? I mean, at least three things by that. Number one, if it's possible for you to get to be part of our studio audience, August 3rd, fourth, and 5th, and 8th, in New York. This week, it starts about 4 o'clock every day. We're taping the late night, the talk show with aircraft taxes. It is a mainstream TV talk show. We don't have time to get into it now, but it's nuts. We've got a lot of mainstream guests. It's going to be a blast. We can't share most of it with you yet. But if you can get there, go to Eric metaxas dot com. You'll see where it says speaking or schedule, whatever and you click on it every day. You can sign up through eventbrite. We'd love you there all four days or just one day. You can bring as many people as you want to sign them up. But this is going to be a wild, fun thing. We need some fun, folks. We need some fun because there's a lot of tough stuff going on..
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Ahead. Okay, here we go. Eric related, congratulations on the 7th anniversary of your radio show. I'm proud to say I've been a faithful listener the entire time. How many more years of listening to the show about everything will it take before I know everything? I'm not getting any younger here, you know, Kurt Schmidt sent that in. Now, Kurt Schmidt is one of the, he's a classic longtime listener. And you know, because I haven't done radio before, there are these people that they listen to the show from the beginning and they become like Friends. I bumped into Kurt around the country, just a really sweet guy. And the answer to your question, Kurt, is I think another year, and then you'll know everything. I think in 6 months, I will know everything. And then I'll try to pass that on to you. But usually it takes roughly a year from now, I think, 8 years. But it is funny because we do, since YouTube wiped us out, you can't see most of the stuff that we did before. But we have interviewed so many different kinds of people on so many different subjects. I interviewed a man who was he a 104 years old when I spoke to him on the phone. He had, he was telling me about his two great grandfathers, both of whom had fought in the Civil War and how he knew them as a boy, and he's saying one fought on the union side one foot on the confederate side. I have interviewed so many people. I mean, here I am talking to a guy who knew people who fought on both sides in the Civil War. I've introduced I have interviewed astronauts, we got to speak to president Trump on this program. I have interviewed tons of comedians from rich little to Jimmy JJ walker, actors, Morgan Freeman. I mean, it's kind of crazy when you look back on 7 years. So Kurt Schmidt thanks for asking that. Thanks for listening. And thanks for spreading the word about the program. And you know, we never say this Alban. Everybody can get an app on your phone, you go to the App Store, the Eric metaxas show is an app. When you get that, you can listen to the program any time you want. 24/7, you can listen to the program anytime you want. It's in a constant loop. So, you know, you can listen to it when you go for a walk when you're walking the dog when you're kayaking, whatever you're doing, but it's an app. We hardly ever mention that, but it is an app, and also you can go to metaxas super. And if you pay a little bit, you can get it commercial free, I usually never, ever mention that. I really ought to mention it more often, but anyway, thanks for the question. And if I want the radio show free, I just call you up and start talking to you. Okay, how do I register for your upcoming Socrates in the city event? Well, we probably didn't need to have that question there because I've mentioned it so many times, but since it's asked, I simply say go to Socrates in the city dot com. You'll see events, this is a very big deal. I can not stress what a big deal it is. This is the 50th anniversary of Charlie duke walking on the moon, the tenth man to walk on the moon. These men were like gods when I was a kid that the idea that these men went 250,000 miles away into outer space and landed on the moon. The whole thing is unbelievable. But that's going to be May 31st. I really hope if you can't come, maybe you know somebody in New York, you can buy them a ticket. The tickets are available. The low price tickets are still available. But just go to Socrates in the city.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"eric metaxas" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"Making sense out of today's news. Here's dr sebastian. Gorka way back. It's eric metaxas is book. Is atheism dead. First things first. We're going to go through a couple of big questions. But eric are you nuts. Are you absolutely crazy. Is is atheism. Dead opened the flipping window. The crazies are running. Rampant antiques radicalized. Dnc watch even choose this topic for your latest book. Eric i will. I will tell you why chose the title in one thousand nine sixty six at what i consider the high water mark of the secularist argument time magazine came out with a famous infamous. Cover article it said. Is god dead. The clear implication being probably. Yes all the cognizant all the intellectuals know that science is pushing god and religion out and we as human beings are coming into the adulthood of our species. We're no longer children. Who believe in sky fairies and that narrative really caught hold about that time in a way that had never had before the reason. I've written a book with the title. Atheism dead is because since nineteen sixty six. Very ironically information and evidence has been coming in for god's existence very ironically much of it is coming from the world of science. Yes it has been piling up and up and up quietly like the snow piling up you go to sleep and you wake up and the drifts are covering the windows. No-one has reckoned with it. People have continued along sleep walking with the secular narrative from one thousand. Nine hundred eighty. Six gods probably dead. We don't have any use for him. The reality is that the science whether you're talking about the fine tuned argument which we can touch on or other things from science is so overwhelming. That even i as a devout believer find it almost frightening astonishing. None of us who grew up in the twentieth century would dream that science could be so dramatically clear about pointing to a creator of the universe of human beings of life of the planet earth. It's a stunning thing. And no one has been talking about it when i looked into it. I said let's be honest. The evidence is overwhelming. That atheism is no longer tenable intellectually. Okay let's say you're an agnostic. That's fine atheism. I don't think anyone can claim that anymore. Let's off for a second semi yesterday. I believe this for years if not decades. It's my contention that for anybody over the age of i don't know six anybody who has a triple digit. Iq to believe there is not a creator requires a of imbecilities. You have to be such an incredible moron to not believe in god it beggars belief. And you're absolutely right. The last couple of decades this monument whether it's the creation of life whether it's the the goldilocks zone for how life came to be this planet but the amount of empirical data is overwhelming like that snowdrift. You mentioned but just picking up a strawberry eric or just looking at a blade of grass an understanding photosynthesis say hang on. I'm supposed to believe this is an accident and sludge there. Is this analogy. It's like walking on a beach and finding a wristwatch and say oh yes. That wristwatch was on creating the riding accident. No not believe in. God is walking down the beach and seeing the space shuttle on the beach and say That was just created by accident because ceramic tiles and robert wheels came together. eric. I think we need it not to believe in god. Well really right right house. Atheism still so prevalent from the nineteen sixties. That's sort of what ideal within the book. The thesis of the book is that at this point to declare there is no god is utter wilfulness or ignorance or a combination of those two If you say. I have questions you say. I'm gonna agnostic you say. I was horribly abused by people claiming to be devout christians. We can have a conversation. But at this point given what i deal with in the book and it's not just the science the sciences one of three things it seems intellectually untenable. And so i wanna put this out there so there was. Somebody says i'm an atheist. People can say. I think you might wanna rephrase that. Maybe you mean agnostic. Meaning that you're not certain. But you can't deny the existence of god. The book is atheism debt. It is hot off the presses. From my buddy eric metaxas. He is at eric metaxas. Okay let's let's talk about the next generation. Are you seeing. I don't words in your mouth but if we'd take just one issue with regards to creation that's that we made in the image of our creator. I see some very exciting signs in the thirties. In terms of their attitude to abortion to life is part and parcel of this realization. That we're not an accident. Eric i yes. I think that's true. And i also think there are a lot of things converging which results in what i say in the book is atheism dead is that we're undergoing a paradigm shift for most of our lives yours and mine. We've been operating with this secular narrative that if you talk about god people the intellectual sneer at you. I think this is changing because the evidence from science there is shocking evidence from the world of archaeology. Which i'll talk about in a moment and then there's evidence that we have from atheism. We can now look and certainly you and i know this. Let's look at the record of those nations in the world that have said there is no god how have they treated their people How have things gone for those nations. Do you wanna live in a place like north korea. Maybe wanna live In china where would you like to live where they tell you. There's no god romania in the nineteen eighties..
"eric metaxas" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"In enough pain that i was willing to listen a little bit and over. The course of this humbling year living with my parents. God was able to get a hold of me and eventually In a story told many times. And i tell it in my previous book fish out of water. I an absolutely miraculous experience where god spoke to me in a dream. There's no way to put it except that it changed my overnight. Jesus came into my life and the rest is good news. If people want to read your story fish out award people need to read. At least a couple of your. I don't know what is it. Dozens of books that you published but we give them a little tease. What what was that. What was that message received. What did the lord want you to know. What was that clarity that you obtained when you were back with your parents and dan briere ick. It was right around my twenty fifth birthday. My uncle tacky. my father's older brother had just passed away. And somehow that. And a number of other things converged to make me slightly open to god and into that slight openness. God came in in a dream. All i can tell you is that he took disparate parts of my life and wove them into this kind of fairy tale that involved ice fishing and a golden fish and the symbolism of what happened which. I wouldn't explain here. But i explain it on my website if you go to eric. Metaxas dot com. There's a little video where i kinda give this story. And it's of course in miracles book but it was so gloriously constructed that i knew in the dream there is zero chance that this is anything but god speaking to me it was. It was just this divine confection. It just was designed like a laser. Just did its job blew my mind. I knew instantly. It was god speaking to me that he was basically saying i am real and jesus is what you're looking for and what. How did that instantly change your life. What what is the next thing that you did. Because of that you wouldn't have done if god if the lord hadn't spoken to you that's easy. I stopped sleeping with my fiance of three years. Well i knew it's the funniest thing i knew immediately. He's real he's come to live inside me and i desire to be holy to be separated for him to do not to do anything that could impinge on the greatest thing i've ever experienced. Which is this relationship. I mean it was a visceral thing very hard to explain thirty three years after. But i'll never forget how palpable it was. I just didn't want to do anything that could even slightly step on this beautiful gift. I give then given the data were headed discuss. Your new book is atheism dead but but the details of that are in the previous book. Officials awarded correct. Fish out of water tells the whole story and most of it is funny. I mean most of it. The story of growing up with a greek dad and a german mother and how insane that is even unto this day. I mean the the lack of communication between them and me having sort of translate lot of it is funny. If you have an immigrant experience a lot of it will resonate with you. And then the idea of a working class kid going to a place like yale and how bizarre that was but it ultimately culminates in this utterly life changing thing. I've never been the same since. I've wanted to glorify god with my gift to speaking and writing and That's that's my life. He is the host of the eric metaxas show and the The host of an incredible series of not debate but but but public intellectual occurrences called socrates in.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"We can have water and can have life because of water got heavier and sank to the bottom lakes would just freeze forever. Most all life would have died during the ice age if it ever been created been able to evolve. It's only the simplest aspect of water. And i have to say so as i was looking into this i mean. I didn't expect to write a chapter on water. I was just reading the universe. I wrote about it in my miracles book and i said let me just go into more and i discovered stuff and i'm telling you ladies and gentlemen it's insane but whenever i say something's insane than the second thing is and it's equally insane that we don't know about another something this outrageous you'd think at least everybody would know about it. We put a man on the moon that was covered by the news media because it was one of the most extraordinary things ever accomplished by human beings. So we didn't just say well it's just. It's busy news day. we're not gonna get to that. What what we now know about water what we now know about light coming from the sun. We know this needs to be taught in every school because this is science. It's not a christian spin on science. This is simply science. That's why i put it in my book Is atheism dead john. Forgive me for saying this. But i want to remind people If you get on the launch team for the book you can read the book today. If you go to my website. Eric metaxas dot com. And you'll see there's links to buy the book for fourteen ninety seven to pre-order it if you do that you won't get the actual book till october twentieth or something like that but you will be able to read the book today as john did if he joined the launch team So i want to say that just because it's important to me to get this information out. I really believe the more people. Learn some of the stuff that i put in the book like you just said about water and then again. That's just one little thing but it does simply make you did. Not she back and you start thinking. I've been taking god's creation for granted. I had no idea how crazy it is. It's so beautiful. It's so complex. It's so design that it almost makes you speechless. When you look at it at least that's my takeaway. So what the uptake of your book.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"We have three thousand outlets for the distribution that we that we start off two warehouses they go to fourteen distribution centers and those distributions typically in lodge and then for further redistribution. So it's an incredible network. You have to have that network in place to make a difference was he. This is what i keep trying to say. Well we're just gonna keep you for another minute here. But i i just wanna say that. This is the key this why we all the other. Salem radio partners work with food for the pool because you all have this infrastructure and the relationships churches at is the key to everything you're able to leverage our few dollars dramatically. And i and i know this. I've heard about this before i've looked into this before so when people think well what can i do. We'll folks whatever you give food for the poor. It is dramatically magnified. I wanna stay again. Please go to our metaxas. Talk dot com. You'll see the banner gives you all the details. There and i also want to say to anybody who's listening anybody crazy enough to want to have dinner with me. Eric metaxas for a ten thousand dollar gift food for the poor and many of you have done it in the past. I'm asking you to do it again please. I be delighted to meet you in a city of our mutual convenience. Have dinner with you. We can include whomever you like a thousand dollars gift. You can have a visit to the studio with your whole family or anyone you like or if you hate new york you can find friends in new york and say hey you go in our place whatever works for you. We've got a number of other things grand prizes. We want to bless you encourage you. It is a remarkable opportunity that god gives us to use what he has. Blessed us with the bless end of food for the poor and ed rain. I just wanna say. Thank you for allowing us to participate with you. Doing god's work thank you so much. Thank you so much for having on your show. Hey there folks.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"If somebody says they have evidence that china or any of these other countries did something a thousand times more evidence than anyone had of russian collusion for years ago. <hes> that it would trigger an investigation. Just as a phony investigation was triggered over the phony russian collusion. Excuse me this is. This is as serious circumstantial evidence that that it would. It would prompt any logical person to say. Listen we must stop everything and get to the bottom of this. We have an obligation we have. We have enough evidence to say that we need an investigation into whether there is evidence of this so the voices saying no shut up. I mean we will post this today on youtube. The people behind youtube facebook whatever will probably take off they might shut us down for good because they have sided with the forces of suppression. They actually look there. So let's be honest that they don't know what they're doing they do not understand. I don't think what they are doing. They are really ignorantly foolishly. Thinking they're doing good. I will give them that but they're not <hes>. You have to allow freedom. You have to allow descent. You have to lavoie uses so they're trying to crush us. They're going after our sponsor. Mike lindell because they're convinced that he's working. You know the dark side that to me is the horror here. I i was saying that i have lost. You know. Income from speaking engagements canceled winner. Because i have dared to speak my mind. That's the america in which we're living now. What's it gonna look. Like if joe biden and kamala harris take over. I don't get the impression that they are really really serious about civil rights human rights. Free speech i just don't get that impression.