Hello there, stranger! My name is Jay. I'm a Christian, I love talking about the Bible and theology, and I like history, especially WWII history, and of course chess.

If you disagree with anything I say or have said, remember that you are wrong because I am always right. If you disagree with that, then we can have a civil discussion where I will prove to you how right I am

- Quotes -

The American's Creed
Written 1917 by William Tyler Page, Accepted by the U.S. House of Representatives 1918

"I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies."

“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." - Unknown

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton

 “It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.” - John Philpot Curran

"You're never beaten until you admit it." - George S. Patton

"Our best protection against bigger government in Washington is better government in the states." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"That black belt does not do you any good if you're wearing it for a blindfold." - Paul Harrell

"I heartily accept the motto,—'That government is best which governs least;' and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe,—'That government is best which governs not at all;' and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. ... But, to speak practically and as a cit­i­zen, unlike those who call themselves no-gov­ernment men, I ask for, not at once no gov­ernment, but at once a better government." - Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

"CHRISTIANITY: Belief that one God created a universe 13.79 billion yrs old, 93 billion light yrs in diameter (1 light yr = approx.6 trillion miles), consisting of over 200 billion galaxies, each containing ave.of 200 billion stars, only to have a personal relationship with you. Lol" - AtheistForum

- Aviation Quotes -

I’d rather be a chicken than a turkey.

Without fuel, pilots become pedestrians.

I’d rather be lucky than good.

The propeller is just a big fan in the front of the plane to keep the pilot cool. Want proof? Make it stop; then watch the pilot break out into a sweat.

Experience is a hard teacher. First comes the test, then the lesson.

The probability of survival is equal to the angle of arrival.

Those who hoot with the owls by night, should not fly with the eagles by day.

Forget all that stuff about thrust and drag, lift and gravity — an airplane flies because of money.

If God meant man to fly, God would have made our bones hollow, not our heads.

If God meant man to fly, God would have made our bones hollow, not our heads.

Modern air travel would be very enjoyable — if I could only learn to enjoy boredom, discomfort and fatigue.

The worst day of flying still beats the best day of real work.

If it’s ugly, it’s British.
If it’s weird, it’s French.
If it’s ugly and weird, it’s Russian.

The worst day of flying still beats the best day of real work.

New FAA motto: We’re not happy, till you’re not happy.

Airspeed, altitude, or brains — you always need at least two.

Gravity — it’s not just a good idea, it's the law.

You can only tie the record for flying low.

Flying at night is the same as flying in the day, except you can’t see.

It at first you don’t succeed, well, so much for skydiving.

Without ammunition, the Air Force would be just another expensive flying club.

It’s best to keep the pointed end going forward as much as possible.

Nothing flies without fuel — so let’s start with some coffee.

If an earthquake suddenly opened a fissure in a runway that caused an accident, the NTSB would find a way to blame in on pilot error.

I give that landing a 9 — on the Richtor scale.

Let’s make a 360 and get the heck out of here!

Don’t trust nobody and don’t do nothing dumb.

It’s easy to make a small fortune in aviation — You start with a large fortune.

When a forecaster talks about yesterday’s weather, he’s a historian. When he talks about tomorrow’s, he’s reading tea leaves.

She Was a Phantom of Delight

"And now I see with eye serene
The very pulse of the machine;
A Being breathing thoughtful breath,
A Traveller between life and death;
The reason firm, the temperate will,
Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill;
A perfect Woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command;
And yet a Spirit still, and bright
With something of angelic light."
- William Wordsworth

High Flight

"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."
- John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? — it is the same the angels breathe.
- Mark Twain