Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mayflower Compact

In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620.

The following list of signers is organized into columns of Morton (1669) with the numbers and titles of Prince. The names are given their modern spelling according to Morison (1966).

*Mr. John Carver                             *Mr. William Bradford             * Mr. Edward Winslow
*Mr. William Brewster                     *Mr. Isaac Allerton                  *Capt. Myles Standish
*John Alden                                       *Mr. Samuel Fuller                  *Mr. Christopher Martin    *Mr. Christopher Martin                *Mr. William Mullins               *Mr. William                        *Mr. Richard Warren                       *John Howland                         *Mr. Stephen Hopkins
*Edward Tilley                                 *Mr. John Tilley                       *Francis Cooke                      *Thomas Rogers                              *Thomas Tinker                       *John Rigsdale
*Edward Fuller                                 *John Turner                           *Francis Eaton                      *James Chilton                                 *John Crackston                      *John Billington
*Moses Fletcher                               *John Goodman                       *Degory Priest                      *Thomas Williams                           *Gilbert Winslow                      *Edmund Margeson
*Peter Browne                                 *Richard Britteridge                *George Soule                        *Richard Clarke                               *Richard Gardiner                   *John Allerton
*Thomas English                              *Edward Doty                           *Edward Lester

Accountability

I’m not sure how many people are aware of it, but I own and operate Traffic Exchanges.

Basically a Traffic Exchange is a place where in exchange for looking at other peoples pages you can have your site shown to people.

Anyway I was on a different site and they had a chat room, which means while looking at sites you can also chat with other people at the same time. It is another way to promote your business or make friends, etc.

Anyway this one man was having a conversation with a women [one of the admin on that site], and he used the f-word in the conversation.

I told him I didn’t think it was necessary to be vulgar to carry on a conversation. That it wasn’t the right place to be doing that. It took me saying it a few times before he responded with excuses about being on drugs and drinking too much.

Well, I can understand that some people don’t know how to behave, but what I didn’t understand was all the people who came to his defense. Our society has gotten to the point that not only is it acceptable to speak to women that way, but it is even better if you make excuses for these people [everyone is a victim].

Another man informed me I should accept the first ones half hearted apology and move on. I sent him a private message telling him it wasn’t his place to tell me I had to accept anything, and that apeasing Satan only makes him stronger.

Here’s the reason for this note, not only did I have an obligation to speak up, but it occured to me that many people in society today are just too willing to stick their heads in the sand and ignore everything.

I wonder how God will feel about that attitude? Does He want us to just shut our eyes and just cheerfully move on as the other man suggested I do?

Or

Does He want us to stand up for whats righteous. I know that many would just ignore the situation and say it’s not their fight, but you have to remember the church did that when the Supreme Court said it was legal to kill babies in 1973, and now there are over 50.000.000 dead babies.

Something to think about.