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Jan. 31st, 2010

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Cryptica Scriptura

The many posts concerning Cryptica Scriptura (I&II), Timeo cognere, the Prison Planet, and the Logos), which consisted of hundreds of paragraphs without a unifying numbered sequence, most of which were written in a rambling, free association/stream of consciousness manner, and all of which were arbitrarily posted, turned into an archival nightmare that caused many to question my sanity. Thus I've condensed the material together into a single post, ordered my thoughts, added more hyperlinks, and resubmitted it.

I was born into a purposeless, mechanical, causal captivity, yet at a fundamental level aware of more. I was taught to believe that nothing is amiss through day-to-day happenings and mundane events, invented to control us.

That is, after all, the result of this state of affairs--control. Something seeks to control how we think, how we live, how we die. But why? Who exactly are they? What do they want of us?

For much of my life, I have been seeking the answers to such questions. This has at times been an almost impossible quest for mystical truth in the pop-trash wonderland of the modern world.Read more...Collapse )
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Jan. 28th, 2010

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Another On the Law, Pt. 2

After my earlier post, inspired by my study of the Words of the Lord concerning the Law and its relevance for His disciples today, I have sought to make close comparison with the relevant epistles of Paul and am “wondering out loud” if there are thematic differences between the teachings of the two. If you have not read the original post, I would encourage you to do so, as much of it is foundational to the following critique. In his epistles, Paul's explanation of why the Law was given and the purpose it serves seems to differ greatly from that offered by Jesus in the Gospels. I do not mean to arouse anger, but merely to be a witness for the supremacy of the Lord. Please, bear with me.Read more...Collapse )

 

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Another On the Law, Pt. 1

The ”Law” as generally conceived is the term used to define the collection of all the commandments of God from the Old Testament, especially from the Pentateuch.  It is the collective term, while “commandment” is the specific designation of a single law.  Therefore we have “the Ten Commandments of the Law.”  While either term can be used in the singular or the plural, the general usage distinguishes between them in this way. Among those who claim Jesus as their spiritual foundation, it is no small source of controversy and this has led to some widely divergent conclusions regarding its relevance to modern times.

Moses wrote in Leviticus 18:5, “You shall therefore keep my statutes and my ordinances, by doing which a man shall live: I am the Lord.” 

Jesus said in agreement that, "If you would enter into life, keep the commandments" (Matthew 19:17).

Despite this, however, the majority of self-confessed Christians overlook the subject, Jesus' statements to the contrary.
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Dec. 31st, 2009

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Why I Believe In Hell

I believe in hell--for good reasons.

First, humans have committed horrific evils and the notion that God’s wrath isn’t kindled in the face of these atrocities is ludicrous. Victims demand justice. Evil needs to be punished. Jesus spoke very cleary about God’s moral fury in very harsh eschatological language.

But the second and perhaps more shocking reason I believe in hell is because I need to go to hell.

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Dec. 24th, 2009

overlook

Dâstân-ı Leylî vü Mecnun


Oh God, let me know the pain of love
Do not for even a moment separate me from it
Do not lessen your aid to the afflicted
But rather, make lovesick me one among them


Fużūlī
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Dec. 19th, 2009

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Are Humans A Broken People? Why We've Stopped Fighting Back

A psychologist asks: Have consumerism, suburbanization and a malevolent corporate-government partnership so beaten us down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves?

Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not “set them free” but instead further demoralize them? Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further? What forces have created a demoralized, passive, discouraged population? Can anything be done to turn this around? Read more...Collapse )

Dec. 13th, 2009

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Amusing Biblical errata

Here's a list of hilarious Biblical errors from various translations.Read and laugh!Collapse )

Dec. 8th, 2009

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Carbon dioxide, fundamental to the life cycle, declared a "dangerous pollutant"

Carbon dioxide, fundamental to the life cycle, has been slandered a "dangerous pollutant" by the so-called Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S.A, in anticipation of the upcoming "Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty" talks on December 18 (to replace the Kyoto Treaty which expires in 2012). The EPA plans to push to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. The upcoming treaty is being endorsed by over 300 international companies, including such Big Oil names as Shell and British Petroleum (does this make you go "hmm"?).

The EPA's decision to categorize carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant is total gutter science, of course, but then the idea is not to care for the planet, but rather use this lie to impose a massive cap and trade derivatives scheme, carbon taxation and rations, one-child policies and compulsory sterilization, and finally genocidal global depopulation on humanity, already being accomplished through rising massive starvation, as a result of a doubling world food prices, due to huge areas of farm land being used to grow worthless, wasteful biofuels.



Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following video responding to EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases from mobile sources endanger public health and welfare:

This bureaucratic nightmare is based on flawed science. Lisa Jackson, Obama’s EPA Administrator, admitted to me publicly that EPA based its action today in good measure on the findings of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious, independent analysis to see whether they were true. Of course, we now have thousands of emails showing several of the UN’s top scientists apparently evading laws requiring transparency, defaming scientists with opposing viewpoints, and manipulating data to fit preconceived opinions. They cooked the science.
For example, some of the scientists involved worked to exclude inconvenient facts — most notably the fact that there has been no global warming since 1998. The scandal, which has come to be known as “climategate,” has rocked the scientific community. The Atlantic Monthly said, “The stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering.” And the U.K. Telegraph said, “This is the worst scientific scandal of our generation.”
The UN is investigating it; leading academic and scientific institutions are investigating it; and I am investigating it. Yet, Democratic leaders in Congress and the Obama Administration have dismissed it. I agree with Sen. Joe Lieberman, who said of climategate, “We ought to be demanding that that be cleaned up. We ought to be angry about it.”
The endangerment finding also will have virtually no impact on global warming. That’s because India and China, two of the world’s leading emitters of CO2, are left out. Of course, next week President Obama will try to spin “commitments” from India and China to address their emissions — yet these commitments will be effectively meaningless.

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Dec. 5th, 2009

light asleep

Does anybody...feel the way I do?

I am so...fed up. It's beyond anger, frustration, depression, despair. Is it post-wonderment? Read more...Collapse )

Dec. 4th, 2009

overlook

Favorite quote this week!

"In the System, the risk is socialized, but the profit is privatized."

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