Whenever I’m a bit down I call in there for a lift, and the Holy Spirit shining through his writings never lets me down.
HAVE A QUICKIE
beak at this wee sample and you’ll see what I mean—
Matthews’ gospel chapter 1
18-Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19-And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. 20-But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21-“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Just watch what these people will do sklyjd to try to get out of what I’ve just said (and there’s plenty more) Don’t let em get away with it. As much as I’ve always liked Gabrielle and cared about her as a person, she couldn’t argue theology with a 2nd grade Sunday school student in a decent church. Neither could any of the rest of the regulars around here, no matter what they try to say about their so called credentials or anything else..
uplifted cheerfully from: CLICKETH HERE
And be advised—
if you go there take a huge sandwich and big flask of hot coffee; it may be quite a while before you can bring yourself to break away.
The delight is hypnotic …
“Here, Lout—ya feelin’ a bit fruity?”
“Oooh … I likes … God duz great apples …”
TO A BULL
“Child rape, as unspeakably horrific as that is, is not even to be compared with the blasphemy and perversion of the being, nature and name of the Creator and King of the universe.
Right there is your problem Gabrielle. You exalt man above God.”
SOURCED: CLICK HERE
So here we have it in a nutshell … all boils down to values. It’s a question of who values what (the ‘why’ is irrelevant at this stage).
lies in teaching people to think.
To think rationally for themselves rather than unquestioningly accepting what their self-appointed ‘father’ figures tell them—
—without even for a moment considering the contradictions inherent in the pap they’re fed*.
Reread that Khayyam quote—doesn’t it scream at you that the ‘omniscience’ of God makes a mockery of any concept of ‘Free Will’?
And that some folks are entirely devoid of mercy and compassion, or even basic morality as understood by the dumbest brutes swinging through trees?
“Me man, me use tools. You dumb nut—crack, damn you!”
* Doorknobs don’t ask questions either. Neither do thrips. Nor things washed up on the beach that go SQUELCH when you step on them—so all could qualify as devout religiosi.
or should that be
Don’t ask me—I’m just a dum dog. So let’s both go there and have a quickie. Look.
And it’s much better to look deep under the surface for any common themes: (under the surface, dammit … leave them fig-leafs alone)(or the wrath of a God who knows everything will find thee out and infest thine kennel with fleas).
Image 1: A Paradise
Image 2: A nother Paradise
Image 3: A modern Eden (it means Paradise) (duuuuh~!)*
BEFORE WE GO FURTHER
I must acknowledge my inspiration:
A source whose logo (logo? Word of God? Cute …) seems to share the same lion with one CS of devout devotion fame; same but slightly different. As a Leo myself I appreciate the unwitting (witless?) plug. Small world …
AND NOW A WORD
from my sponsor**
Take umbrage with mine own arrogant writings as much as you wish—but please be very careful if you even think of treading on wisdom as encapsulated above by a man dead a thousand years and one deceased fairly recently.
But challenge if you can. Emotively I think you can, but from any other viewpoint I say you can’t. Feel free:
I await your response with great (nay, utmost!) trepidation …
* “No snake!” you squawk … oh, really?
** Well … he would be, both of them, if not dead already these many years.
AND HAVE DONE THE
I never thought I’d live to see the day—
—look upon my works, ye mighty, and weep:
This image, purloined from the wwweb this morning … no, no, … I is too overcome wiv emoting, I cannot go on … get thee hence—
—while I wait here on the sidelines and gibber.
And ponder …
… ponder all them wasted years when I thought that black holes were … no. No no no no no … it’s just too much, it’s just waaaayyyy too much indeed …
(SFX: insert loud whimper here please
— and make it ABSOLUTELY pathetic!)
I’ll let myself out.
Don’t wait up — I have a couple of generations worth of old ‘science’ books to bury … I’ll dig my own black hole for them …
WHEN THE WISHFUL—
- MENTALLY VACANT
- &/or POWER HUNGRY …
try to justify the concept of
Which makes no sense. But it is very, very appealing; although to actually re-incarnate a ‘spirit’ would have to exist in the first place. So: where did our lovely spirit come from—it had to have a beginning, no? (Please note—any answers that lead back to God may Go to Jail without passing ‘GO’).
if we credit our wee spirit thing to God when working back to source: where did God come from? (Oops—a valid point.) Let’s move on and try to ignore these annoying questions (and forget that I ever asked them? You wish!)
U-Tube is rife (it means filled with) wee videos like this—
—which is yet another of those ‘believe it or not’ inconclusive things. For myself I’d like some wee child to lead me to a treasure buried in a previous life and say ‘Help yourself!’ or:
—explain authoritatively exactly how he built the Great Pyramid of Egypt. And when.
I’m happy to read anything or watch anything except anything to do with that book “Soul Survivor” (yeuch!)—
—namely because on the claims presented his Christian daddy went overboard to demonstrate a perfectly closed mind.
To retain such closure in the face of the so-called ‘evidence’ is impressive to the nth degree—his religious programmers did very well indeed. (I threw that book across the room so often The Spouse was eventually forced to ask why the hell did I pick it up again?*)
But I’d like to …
* I muttered something about ‘masochism’ but she wasn’t convinced.
If I had to have a ‘religious’ belief … of sorts … leaving out all the Good Books (good? Oh, yeah, right; and so was Adolf Hitler)(guy who kindly built the autobahns) I would tend towards reincarnation—
—not the ‘godly’ kinds that shroud the supposed act in deities and such; but as in this simple quote expressed by some great oik in the past whose name eludes me—
“It is no more surprising to be born twice than once“
I HAVE READ THE BOOKS OF
(and sometimes corresponded with) learned researchers and imbibed many other offerings as well—some of them well-intentioned cranks, some blatantly out to fleece, others drily conveying the results of innocent research.
FOR A START
I declare myself an agnostic
AND I’m a rock-solid atheist.
IF reincarnation be real it has to be a simple fact of worldly existence. And therefore provable, no?
How can anyone carry a telling argument into a closed mind? Closed by religion, closed by science, closed by bare rational logic …
preconceived prejudices rule.
But some of the cases in the books, and some of those presentations on UT … certainly stir the waters a bit.*
* More than a bit actually, but that’s a whole new can of worms … many others are outright silly.
has done the rounds—
—and what I noticed has been noticed by many others too.
But if you’ll forgive
- my ignorance, and
- my curiosity
- and the fact that I’m giving it extra publicity by asking …
… what is the significance of the gesture the wee fellow is making with his right hand? It looks like an inverted “Everything’s hunky-dory” hand signal used by skin-divers in my own day.
And his left hand? (Duuuuuh~!)
The right-hand also looks like something wannabe Black Magicians (always poseurs) might use. Or perhaps it’s a Playboy Bunny, but his keepers wouldn’t let him raise his arms?
Dammit~! I hate not knowing …
(Non PC — made when journalists in France were fair game in a similar manner)