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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Revelation 18:1-14 in the King James (KJV) and Alternate (from the Greek) Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) Versions

Revelation 18

 1And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.      (KJV)
          (1)   And after - in the midst of     these things,
                 behold, look and see:   I saw another Angel of the same kind
                 going down coming down - descending down out of Heaven,
                 having - holding - possessing     great - large
                 authority - power - permission  (to do or not do);
               
                 and the Earth was illuminated - lit up - shined upon
                 out from the glory - splendor - dazzling light - radiance of him.
                 (AWPR)

 2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.      (KJV)
          (2)   And he hoarsely cried out in a
                  mighty - potent - strong / powerfully    great-large voice,
                  laying down definite words, saying / speaking:
                       'Fell (from the heights) - Fell down into ruins,                  
                        Fell (from the heights) - Fell down into ruins, 
                        Babylon the great,
                        and came into being (as) - has become
                        an inhabitance - a place of willful residency / occupation - a dwelling place
                        of demons,
                        and a haunt for watching - a watched (over) place / keep / prison
                        of every unclean - unfit - polluted spirit,
                        and a haunt for watching - a watched (over) place / keep / prison
                        of every unclean - unfit - polluted bird,
                        also being detested - abhorred - hated - persecuted
                        with ill words and conduct;      (AWPR)

 3For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.        (KJV)
          (3)         because out from the  (intoxicating) wine  of the
                        outburst of anger - wrath - indignation - fury and violence of the mind
                        of the sexual intercourse outside the marriage spouse relationship -
                        fornication  of her have drunk all the nations - ethnicities;
                        and the kings of the Earth in the the midst of / amongst / with her have
                        committed sexual intercourse outside the marriage spouse relationship -
                        fornication,     and the [rich] merchants / travelers in the way
                        [/ dealers of Commerce on a large scale] 

                        out from the
                        power of strong achievement - achieving power / ability / capability 
                        of the severe sensuality / luxury
                        [which also brings about arrogance, insolence,
                         shamelessness to vice and immorality]

                        became materially and financially rich
                        [became as plutocrats - a wealthy ruling class governing in and over society,
                          while also worshiping wealth / Mamon].       (AWPR)

 4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.      (KJV)
          (4)   And I heard attentively another voice of the same kind out from Heaven,
                  speaking / saying,
                       'Come forth out of her, the People of Me,
                        in order that you may not   partake / participate with  - share  
                        in the sins / acts of errors - lies - unbelief - aberrations,
                        and in order that you may not take up - receive - partake of - obtain
                        [whether voluntarily or involuntarily]
                        out from the strokes - blows - plagues / calamities of her;
                        (AWPR)

 5For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.      (KJV)
          (5)      because the  sins / acts of errors - lies - unbelief - aberrations
                     attended together - followed together - joined together in the Way
                     continually until   [they reached]  up to Heaven,
                     and GOD remembered / brought to mind / mindfully recalled
                     her injustices - wrongs - criminal acts - unrighteous unlawful behaviors
                     resulting in injuries - frauds and deceits of her.*    (AWPR)               


 6Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.       (KJV)
          (6)      (As if by obligation) Return - Repay - Recompense - Give
                     to her in what manner or way also
                     she (as if by obligation) returned - repaid - recompensed - gave to you,
                     and double to her,
                     double down upon / according to the works - labors - performances -deeds
                     of her in the drinking cup / vessel that / which she mixed - mingled - blended..

                     Mix - mingle - blend to her double.      (AWPR)


 7How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.      (KJV)
          (7)        As much as / (By) how much / So much as
                       she ascribed / bestowed honor and praise upon - glorified
                       herself and lived luxuriously  - luxuriated in severe sensuality / luxury
                        [which also brings about arrogance, insolence,
                         shamelessness to vice and immorality]
                        
                        so great / so many / so numerously / so much
                        give - bestow upon - render - pay to her
                        (verbal and physical) examining / inquisitional torture
                        by (fire and) smoke - smoking torments and
                        weeping sadness - mournful lamentations - suffering grief;

                        because in the heart                
                         [the inner mind and feelings comprised of: the will, rationale, 
                          passionate desires, impulses, inclinations, and disposition to
                          behave or do one way or another]
                         of her  she utters definite words, saying,
                              'I sit down a Queen,
                               and (as) a widow /
                               [alternately in Classical Greek]
                                as one who has certainly never married,
                               I certainly am not;
                               and  weeping sadness - mournful lamentations - suffering grief
                               I certainly not, may not, look (upon) - see - behold.'
                               (AWPR)

 8Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.     (KJV)
        (8)        Through this, in one day / in one certain and set day or time
                     shall come / shall be here     the strokes - blows - plagues / calamities
                     of her death and weeping sadness - mournful lamentations - suffering grief
                     and famine - starvation, 
                     [including that deprivation of food due to pestilence]

                      and in fire - fiery flame / burning fire
                      she will be burned up / consumed with burning flames
                      because mighty - potent - strong - able - powerful
                      (is the) LORD GOD,  the (one) separating -
                      distinguishing good from evil - (judicially) judging her.
                      (AWPR)

 9And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,      (KJV)
          (9)        And will weep tears - noisily grieve for her,
                       and will wail while striking / beating themselves over her,
                       the kings of the earth:
                       those with - in the midst of - amongst her   having fornicated -
                       having had sexual intercourse outside the marriage spouse relationship
                       and having lived luxuriously  - luxuriated in severe sensuality / luxury
                       whensoever - so often as
                       they see with the eyes to observe - look upon
                       [ while also considering and directing the thoughts of the mind upon,
                         while beholding - perceive what they are (actually) looking at]

                         the smoke of the burning / conflagration - fiery consumption of her
                         (AWPR)

 10Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.       (KJV)
          (10)       From afar / a long way (off)
                        through the great terror / fear with astonishment - amazement
                        of the  (verbal and physical) examining / inquisitional torture
                        by (fire and) smoke - smoking torments  of her,
                        saying / speaking,
                             'Woe - alas - calamity - disaster!
                              Woe - alas - calamity - disaster to the City,  
                               the mighty - potent - strong - able - powerful City,
                               Babylon the Great!   
                               Because in one hour - day -(short period of) time
                               came forth (so as to make a public appearance)
                               the Krisis - Time to Lawfully Judge and Render Verdict
                                      [usually of punishment]                              
                               of you.           (AWPR)

 11And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:     (KJV)
          (11)              And the merchants - travelers in the (broad) Way
                               [ / dealers of Commerce on a large scale]
                         
                               of the Earth  weep with tears - noisily grieve
                               and [as with lamenting over a death]
                               weep sadly - mournfully lament - (outwardly) grieve painfully
                               over her,
                               because the full cargo / full (transport of) Merchandise
                               [that brought by sea]
                               of them
                               certainly no one buys / purchases for a price,
                           

                               Certainly not still / yet (anymore)                (AWPR)      


 12The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,      (KJV)
          (12)               a full cargo / a  full (transport of) Merchandise
                                [that brought by sea]
                                of gold,
                                and of shining bright- glistening silver,
                                and of desired - esteemed - valued - precious stone,
                                and of pearls,
                                and of fine linen / fine cotton,
                                and of purple      [includes reddish-purple],
                                and of silk,
                                and of crimson red / scarlet,
                                and all (manner of) thyine wood / wood aromas - incenses,
                                and every elephant / ivory vessel - instrument - utensil,
                                and every / all vessel - instrument - utensil out from wood
                                esteemed - highly valued - honored / respected - precious,
                                and of copper / brass,
                                and of iron,
                                and of glazed stone / marble,                   (AWPR)                       


 13And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.     (KJV)
          (13)               and cinnamon,
                                and (religious) incenses,
                                and oil based ointment,   [includes those perfumed and expensive]
                                and frankincense,
                                and (intoxicating) wine,
                                and olive oil,
                                and fine flour,
                                and wheat / grain,
                                and animal possessions
                                [be they for meat, as beasts of burden, and even as pets],
                             
                                 and those that walk before / ahead - sheep,
                                 and horses,
                                 and chariots,
                                 and bodies 
                                 [those slaves or of the masses used for exhibition and / or
                                   works of labor],
                              
                                 and souls
                                 [the (lower) soul from which springs the sensual desires -
                                   appetites - passions - basest forms of behaviors]              
                                 of men. 
                                 (AWPR)


 14And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.       (KJV)
          (14)                And the time of juice - season of juice
                                    [seasonal fruit of the late summer or early fall]

                                 of the lust - craving - desire  of the
                                 soul   [the (lower) soul from which springs the sensual desires -
                                   appetites - passions - basest forms of behaviors]  

                                 of you withdrew - departed - went away from you,
                                 and all the greasy / fat things,
                                 and all the white - dazzling bright - radiant things
                                 withdrew - departed - went away from you,
    
                                 yet not / still not (by search) you will find them.    (AWPR)



 Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent.     Thanks.  -- Brianroy 



 Commentary
*  - verse 5     Of frauds - deceits...this last part of translating adikemata (i.e., adikema) in its expanded and word picture translation  will also include frauds and deceits involving the evil use - the evil making - the evil obtaining of money or wealth.  


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 Let us learn from these Scriptures that without Jesus and without His presence in our lives, we become as the lost souls described in Revelation.   

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me 
 
(JOHN 14:6, KJV)

 Jesus said,
“Enter you in the Strait Gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad is the Way that leads to destruction,
and many are they who go in thereat:
because the gate which leads to LIFE is Strait, and the Way is narrow,
and there are few who find it.”

(Matthew 7:13-14) KJV

The word that Jesus uses for “broad”, in Matthew 7:13, is “euruchoros” (ευρυχωρος) in the Greek. This word conveys the picture of a wide and vastly open countryside. Imagine yourself on a flat plain of a wilderness, and that your 360 degree field of vision is literally nothing but hundreds of miles of barren wasteland. Furthermore, the only reason you don’t see more barren land is because it slopes out of view upon the horizons on all sides of you. This is “the Broad Way” of euruchoros, where you can choose any which and every way, what ever is right in your own eyes, and still be assured of your own demise and destruction.

Sin is often made to look as fun, and in fun the vanity can also be acknowledged as well.  Interestingly, the wording of the Go-Go's in Head Over Heels can also be taken in a subliminal spiritual context in which Christ the WAY also becomes the One of the Heart and the Voice of Reason Who makes not only this life, but lives (including that of the world and age to come)  worth living.


 

 Been running so long
I've nearly lost all track of time
In every direction
I couldn't see the warning signs
I must be losin' it
'Cuz my mind plays tricks on me
It looked so easy
But you know looks sometimes deceive
Been running so fast
Right from the starting line
No more connections
I don't need any more advice
One hand's just reaching out
And one's just hangin' on
It seems my weaknesses
Just keep going strong


Head over heels
Where should I go
Can't stop myself
Outta control
Head over heels
No time to think
Looks like
The whole world's out of sync

Been running so hard
When what I need is to unwind
The voice of reason
Is one I left so far behind
I waited so long
So long to play this part
And just remembered
That I'd forgotten about my heart

Head over heels
Where should I go
Can't stop myself
Outta control
Head over heels
No time to think
Looks like
The whole world's out of sync

Even before Obama was illegally elected, and imposing Islam upon the USA, the Mainstream Media already intuitively KNEW Obama was a Muslim , ready to proseltize the US Government to Islam; but being in the Obama cult, their collective answer is, so what?








In Indonesia, Obama's book "The Audacity of Hope" has this cover to his fellow Muslims.








 "Menerjang Harapan: Dari Jakarta Menuju Gedung Putih"

Translation:  
"Assault Hope: From Jakarta to the White House".




Saul Alinsky dedicated his "Rules for Radicals" to Satan.
  
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom -- Lucifer."    ----Saul Alinsky


  As a disciple of Saul Alinsky in principle, Obama has tried to become Satan, or at least the ideal Deceiver that Satan is emulated to be, whether you believe he exists or not.

Who is Obama and what does he believe? 

  Cathleen Falsani, columnist with the Chicago Sun-Times reveals the core of Obama's religious and political convictions when she interviewed then State Senator  Barack Obama from 3:300 - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday March 27, 2004 at the Café Baci, 330 S. Michigan Avenue

FALSANI:
Do you believe in sin?
OBAMA:
Yes.

FALSANI:
What is sin?

OBAMA:
Being out of alignment with my values.

Obama defines your sin and my sin, and sin on his own part in being out of alignment with Barack Hussein Obama's values.


Just 3 years later, in an unguarded interview, on April 30, 2007,  months before Maya began guarding and/or changing her statements, Jodi Kantor of the NY Times reported:

 “My whole family was Muslim, 
 
  and most of the people I knew were Muslim,” 

 said Maya Soetoro-Ng, Mr. Obama’s younger half sister.”

No ifs, no ands, no buts about this.  When it wasn't yet convenient or necessary to cover up Obama's religious identity, including that of his mother's participation, the same mother who bore and reared Maya, we find that even Barack and his mom were included in that statement by Barack's half-sister when she told Jodi Kantor: "My WHOLE FAMILY WAS MUSLIM" states Obama's sister Maya, as relating to April 2007 and all dates previous.   

When has Barack ever publicly renounced Islam?  He never has.

When has Barack supported Christianity OVER Islam, or viewed Islam as a faith of ignorance as Christians are REQUIRED to do by accepting Christ Jesus as the ONLY WAY (John 14:6) to the rejection of all other faiths that reject the GOD of Israel?  Barack never has.

When has Barack elevated Jesus Christ or the Cross or the Bible over the Quran, or when has he ever  renounced Mohammed as a liar - a lunatic - a child molester/ pedophile  - a murderer - an abomination?    He never has.

Christians who join Churches as members are called to formally renounce the works of darkness publicly in Church settings when they join to a Church.  They are expected to  believe and elevate Christ and the Holy Scriptures of the Bible in their lives, their sharing with others, their conduct.
All other works such as the Quran are to be viewed as ignorance, and works of Satan to deceive people away from the Creator, the LORD and Savior of the World, Jesus Christ.  If Obama promotes the Quran, if he denigrates and oppresses the Bible and those who believe into it, he is either Satanic (a ravening wolf in sheep's clothing) or a Muslim or both.  

There is absolutely NO DOUBT that Obama, who covers up the Cross (e.g., when he spoke at  Georgetown University) and is ashamed of Jesus Christ.  There is no doubt that Obama, by his own admission denies the words of Jesus.
Obama  believes in his own works, while denying a personal trust into Christ Jesus for his eternal salvation, while striving for what he terms as a "collective salvation".




Detik TVof Jakarta Indonesia
showed Obama's childhood Indonesian home.  Most appropriately was the camera shot fixated on showing the toilet where Obama dumped as a child, many years before he would grow up and dump on America.

And for just a one second shot at 13 seconds in the video at Jakarta's Detik TV
you get to see the very room where with other Muslims, Obama prayed and worshiped as a Muslim as a boy with his Indonesian Army step-father Lolo Soetoro.

Barack Obama is the first genuine cult personality in the US Presidency, where a hypnotic idiocy falls upon any who follow him so that he can do no wrong, no matter how badly he screws things up or how deeply and clearly he lies and is exposed as a Deceiver.

 "They plot and plan, and Allah too plans,
but the best of liars - fakers - bluffers - deceivers is Allah (Surah 8:30).

 
In 'The Chicago Reader" under the headline, "What Makes Obama Run?"  Hank De Zutter
on December 7, 1995, states that his information at that time from Barack Obama was that:

 His critical boyhood years—from two to ten—were spent neither in white nor black America but in the teeming streets and jungle outskirts of Djakarta.

 In other words, from 1963 to 1971, Barack stated that he lived in Indonesia.  
We already know the amended version has reduced those years to 3 or 4 years since 2004.  But now with him having a total of 8 years in Indonesia, beginning with 1963, it now makes more sense that after 5 years in Indonesia, how that his mother denounced her son's US Citizenship and allegiance after his spending 5 years there, and how that Barack naturalized as a Muslim Indonesian Citizen to the rejection and renunciations of all other citizenships.  
In November 2011, I noted
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Barack was recorded as Barry Soetoro (Soebarkah) -- his adopted and legal name in Indonesia -- had 4 years residence in Indonesia, and would visit Hawaii and stay temporarily for up to 3 weeks at a time, and attend Elementary School as a visitor pending his removal and return after his mother finished vacationing in Hawaii with her parents.   The primary residence of the mother was with her husband in Indonesia, and the primary residence of the child was with his mother.  Hence, there was no permanence of a US Domicile at any time for Barry Soetoro / Barack Obama until he was about age 10 or 11 and moved in with his grandparents at that time.
In Jakarta's Media story: Indonesians Pray for Obama to win US Presidency, Obama was listed as enrolling as a MUSLIM when spending time in the Catholic School (probably spent there primarily only for extra-curricular assistance in learning to speak the language of that nation).  
Antara News March 11, 2008   (from: Jakarta, Indonesia)
“…Obama, 46, was enrolled in two primary schools in Jakarta in the late 1960’s. 
      ‘We are very proud to have one of our students being a candidate in the United States presidential race’, Kuwadiyanto, headmaster of SDN (State Elementary School) Besuki, told Deutsche Presse-Agent ur dpa. 
…Teachers, schoolmates and friends in Indonesia remember the young Obama as a smart student. 
The SDN Besuki, now known as SDN Menteng 01, is located in the posh Menteng residential area, one of the most affluent parts of Jakarta.   Founded in 1934 by the Dutch colonial administration for the children of Dutch colonists and Indonesian nobility, the school has attracted mostly middle to upper class students, among them several children and grandchildren of the late dictator, Suharto.
…Before attending the SD Besuki school, Obama went to a Catholic school, Franciscus Assisi, where an old document showed he enrolled as a Muslim, the religion of his stepfather….
“He spent 3 years here in this school,” said Israela Darmawan, 64, Obama’s 1st grade teacher in 1968.   “We recognize him as Barry Soetoro because he was registered here as Barry Soetoro.” 
At the alleged age of  7, Obama was already a year behind in his grades.   To make matters worse, 
Obama's Mother declares Obama Jr. lost his US Citizenship as of August 13, 1968
  Obama's Mother formally reported on her son so as to declare Obama Jr. lost his US Citizenship as of August 13, 1968 and denounced him officially before a Department  of State Representative and signed such official documentation, intending that he had officially become a permanent Indonesian Citizen, absolved of any claim to a US nationality.

The above passport file information on Barack Hussein Obama II's mother reveals that  
Barack Hussein Obama II 
has NO 14th Amendment US Citizenship,
and de facto, 
was sworn under signed oath by his Mom
to no longer be a Citizen of the United States
as of August 13, 1968!!!        (See page 3 of the above Scribd documents.  This file appears to have been updated, and the page numbers may eventually change...so save a download just in case). 
The immediate form following the opening letter has the mother sign under oath on the back page of  Form FS-299 of 7-64.
Following the instructions:
"I have not (and no other person included or to be included in the passport or documentation has), since acquiring United States citizenship, been naturalized as a citizen of a foreign state, taken an oath or made an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state; entered or served in the armed forces of a foreign state, accepted or performed the duties of any office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state or political subdivisions thereof; voted in a political election in a foreign state or participated in an election or plebiscite to determine the sovereignty over foreign territory, made a formal renunciation of nationality either in the United States or before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States in a foreign state; ever sought or claimed the benefits of the nationality of any foreign state; or been convicted by a court or court martial of competent jurisdiction of committing any act of treason against, or attempting by force to overthrow, or bearing arms against, the United States, or conspiring to overthrow, put down or to destroy by force , the Government of the United States.
{If any of the above-mentioned acts or conditions have been performed by or apply to the applicant, or to any other person included in the passport or documentation, the portion of which applies should be struck out , and a supplementary explanatory statement  under oath (or affirmation) by the person to whom the portion is applicable should be attached and made a part of this application.}
Ann Dunham wrote Barack Hussein Obama (Soebarkah) and struck his name out to indicate that he was legally to no longer be a United States Citizen, and the document stood to apply all relevant passages that could apply to a 7 year old who lost US Citizenship by naturalization to Indonesia with a renunciation of his allegiance and renunciation of his citizenship by both he and his mother and his step-father for him. 
Again, his own mother on August 13, 1968, before a Department of State consulate, denounced her son Barack Hussein Obama  as having foreign allegiances and foreign naturalization to Indonesia, and signed to this effect in form FS-277, writing and striking his name out.  
 
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The Associated Press found Obama’s Muslim dominated School in Indonesia, to which Obama blew off as attending only during age 7 and 8.   On January 24, 2007, The Washington Post reported that Robert Gibbs stated Obama only attended a Catholic School at age 6, and that Obama was enrolled there   as a Muslim, but did not understand why that fact was so.   Obama vetted this statement of Robert Gibbs, stating that at ages 7 and 8, he was enrolled in a public (Muslim) School, which “is probably not going to be endangering in some way the people of America.”   Probably.   Probably?  The Washington Post article notes that Obama was in Indonesia attending school from 1967-1971.  So what about ages 9 and 10? 
The Washington Post went on to report that:   “…Obama later transferred to SDN Menteng 1 _ the elite…elementary school at the center of the controversy. The school …has exceptionally high standards. It is located in one of the most affluent parts of Jakarta and attracts mostly middle- to upper-class students, among them several of former dictator Suharto's grandchildren.    Indonesia is home to several of the most radical Islamic schools in Southeast Asia, some with alleged terrorist links. “  

So let me get this right.  Obama attends what in the 1960s was converted into an upper class Shia (Iranian sect) Muslim school with the grandchildren of Indonesian Dictator Suharto, in a Third World dictatorship, and we are to expect there was no security and loyalty clearances, no special lists of who could or could not attend, and no Islamic influences upon Obama? 

A blogger who lived in Southeast Asia for 20 years, a Mr. Martin,  
http://laotze.blogspot.com/2007/01/tracking-down-obama-in-indonesia-part-2.html
on January 23, 2007,  the month before Obama announced his intent to [albeit illegally] to run for the US Presidency,  states:




Above is a photo of Besuki Primary School in Menteng. Jakarta, Indonesia. This is where according to Indonesian reports, Obama first attended school when he lived on Dempo Street.

...{A} government primary school in Indonesia is not quite as secular as one in the west might imagine. In fact Islam plays a very important role in Indonesian schools and a foreigner might be surprised to find out that religious classes are compulsory for all Indonesian students.
All Indonesian students are required to study religion at school and a young "Barry Soetoro" being a Muslim would have been required to study Islam daily in school. He would have been taught to read and write Arabic, to recite his prayers properly, to read and recite from the Quran and to study the laws of Islam.

 But even Mr. Martin in disbelieving of the  information made available in Indonesia that Obama's School was a Madrassah before 1970 in converting into a Muslim School, and himself depends on (as of May 20 2007) only that of  a March 1975 and a 1979 School Instructional materials in Indonesia, along with a post-2006 picture on what the school looks like some (or something to the effect of) 36 years after Obama attended -- and after any 1970 remodels might have taken place --  in order to make his assessment as to what the school looked like prior to 1970, when he had only post 1970 rules and procedures and a late 2006 or January 2007 picture of the school as it then existed to work with.  Mr. Martin has no pre-1970 material to deny Menteng-1 was a Madrassah, and the Indonesians themselves by inference declare by their careful wording of addressing only that it became a State School 1970 appear to indicate that it was a Muslim School for elites.   


Mr. Martin also reported 
http://laotze.blogspot.com/2007/01/tracking-down-obama-in-indonesia-part-3.html
on January 24, 2007, the month before Obama announced his intent to [albeit illegally] to run for the US Presidency, states:
Classmate Rony Amir describes a young Barry Soetoro as enjoying playing football and marbles and of being a very devout Muslim.
"Barry was previously quite religious in Islam. His birth father, Barack Hussein Obama was a Muslim economist from Kenya. Before marrying Ann Dunham, Hussein Obama was married to a woman from Kenya who had seven children. All the relatives of Barry's father were very devout Muslims"

"We previously often asked him to the prayer room close to the house." If he was wearing a sarong he looked funny , said Rony Amir, Barry's classmate when he lived on H Ramli street in Menteng, Jakarta."






On Febraury 17, 2007 he reports on an Indonesian writing these words:
"Ayah kandung Obama disebut-sebut seorang Muslim, dan Barack Obama juga disebutkan pernah memeluk Islam. Setalah tinggal di AS dan diasuh neneknya, Obama mengaku telah memeluk Kristen. ...."

...[T]ranslation. 
"Obama's father was mentioned to be a Muslim and Barack Obama had embraced Islam. After living in the USA and being taken care of by his grandmother, Obama claimed to embrace Christianity. ..."

What I found interesting in the article was the use of the word "mengaku" when refering to Obama's conversion from Islam to Christianity. The word "mengaku" in Indonesian means "claimed" and as such leaves the insinuation to the native Indonesian reader being that Obama might actually still be a Muslim. But this is how Indonesians see Obama, they don't see him as an apostate at all, they see him as a crusader for the cause of Islam.





Two months later, on March 6, 2007, Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times reported that Obama  “ spent four years as a child in Indonesia and attended schools in the Indonesian language, which he still speaks.  … Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. … Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”   
So we find Obama now spent 4 years as a Muslim.  He learned Indonesian and Arabic, and glories in the sounds of Islam; seeing even the sunset in the Islamic view, and Islam as a heritage from his Kenyan grandfather.  


On Jun 14, 2007    of the Toronto Star   http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/225233   reported on his visit to Jakarta
JAKARTA–  “Barack Hussein Obama Jr. spent part of his youth here in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.   The entrance foyer to his elementary school has a photograph, 2 metres by 1.3 metres, of the hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.  Ten steps into the crowded rectangular courtyard and you can see his old homeroom, adjacent to the stairway leading to the second floor mosque, where he studied Islam.

He had a different name then, Barry Soetoro, after his stepfather.…Three of his teachers have said he was enrolled as a Muslim. In his autobiography, Dreams From My Father, he mentions his Qur'an studies here.   A classmate of his in Jakarta has said that Obama used to wear a sarong and accompany his father to the neighbourhood mosque…

….Headmaster Kuwadiyanto (he has only one name) and vice-principal Hardi Priyono are amused by the controversy and the parade of Americans to the school – three members of the U.S. embassy here and nine visiting reporters, so far.
… the majority of its 475 students being Muslim, the biggest religion class is in the mosque. The day of my visit being a Friday, the girls are wearing the hijab and the boys the kufi skull cap, and both attend the noon prayers.”

But by this time, Maya was told to cool it and down play her father Lolo's and Barack's Muslim ties.  
Come December 22, 2007, and CNN reported Obama “touched on the fact that he lived in the Muslim country of Indonesia for four years of his childhood.    "I didn’t practice [Islam]," ….
Obama didn’t practice?  Excuse me, but he wore the kufi skull cap, did mandatory Friday noon prayers with the other Muslims because he studied the Koran with them.  That’s practicing.  
Obama spent at least the ages 7-10 in mandatory learning in School at least 5 days a week to read and write Arabic as well as Indonesian, and he memorized praising Allah in a long winded Arabic song beautifying (the false deity of) Allah 96 different ways.  That’s called Practicing.   
Obama wore a Muslim Sarong and sang that prayer at sunsets (memorizing it deeply into his soul), and accompanied his step-father at Muslim mosque prayers as well as to communal events as a Muslim step-child.  That’s called practicing. 
You see by the FRUITS of Barack;s Islamic Proselytizing of Islam and persecuting of Christianity in the Federal Government where his values and moral compass are.   You see it in the fact that he has pushed Christmas and Easter out of the White House, banned crosses in his presence, and so forth that he sees himself as a neo-Saladin and demands worship and praise, even if he bows and kisses the ring of a Saudi King the same way Roman Catholics might bow and kiss the ring of their spiritual leaders.

But in the end, the political wild animal / beast / therion of the person of Brack Hussein Obama II  all goes back to one core question and answer statement that defines Barack Obama and how he governs...the March 27, 2004 question by Cathleen Falsani and answer by Barack Obama.


FALSANI:
What is sin?

OBAMA:
Being out of alignment with my values.