Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sheep Sheparding Sheep Shearing Sham

I struggle sometimes with opening my mouth, although probably not as much as I should. I struggle with the fact that God chose and entrusted people with the duty and obligation of spreading the Gospel. I have often thought his idea of using a talking jackass in the OT a more fitting and prudent choice than the alternative of allowing us the arduous task of transforming ourselves into the one and same. I'm not espousing evolution here ---- really! After all, we're supposed to be sheep, right. It gets confusing though, what with wolves in sheep's clothing shepherding or sheep shepherding sheep without the shepherd. Why couldn't we be cows ---- religious only when we're in the mooood accompanied with our ever so endearing bull? Actually, chickens are kinda herd-like, like sheep, and we've got the pecking down [note that I did not make a gender reference here as in hen-pecking because I'm especially sensitive in that respect]. Sometimes a good duck is preferable to a branding, although once again that's another area of expertise [I know I've branded my fair share]. I know, I just evolved into a lame duck --- I was just horsing around. Oh well, if the shoe fits and it fits too well sometimes, isn't it all tolerated here on our animal farm? Doesn't diversity suit the times and relevance of the church today, and doesn't it make you feel so good to fit in?  Well, I've uddered enough, I'm off to get my spring shearing done.

I’m afraid I have a tendency towards sarcasm, surely something I need to work on. I was relapsing when I wrote the above. I have this fear that at the end of my blogging days I'll still be referencing this quirk in my personality [quirk sounds better than fault or dysfunction]. I had an older friend say to me once, after I was carrying on about the church, "yes, one church, a lot of ideas". Since that visit I've been trying to have a gentler approach, which the word supports, with the exception of outright heresy [then I'm right back to the Elijah, and our own Lord's rather direct, dead men's bones, confrontational in your face, let's make one thing clear, you're messing with my own and destroying lives approach]. Gosh golly, I still like to picture Elijah's onslaught of ribbing while the priests of baal, hopelessly embarrassing themselves, try to "light their fire". Ooooh! And all that cutting on themselves thousands of years before band-aids were even invented. And it's just one guy pulling the rug out from under this really cool racket that took years to establish. Makes you wonder what happened to their media mud slinging team.

Sorry, I regressed a little again. Anyway, as a sheep, I'm in the market for a good shepherd. I know we live in a small town, but there are fourteen churches here, so why am I the only one who's got it right? I bet a lot of you are thinking you've all ready met me. Seriously, I like people and I don't do the church-hopping thing too well, but the church [in our country at least] is on a downhill slide. Am I wrong? Let me clarify a bit --- I require a church I can bring our son [the boy] to without exposing him to scantily clad females --- I know it's everywhere --- billboards, checkout counters, worship teams, etc. ---- but it's getting harder and harder to leave the house. [My wife and I, understandably, could go to a few of the churches] Why is the church so busy being relevant? I'm always wondering why we aren't setting the standard.  After all, we didn't have to think one up.  God did that already. If we're so worried about being a little stale, I have a suggestion---let's live up to the standards God gave us and watch what happens.  And I have another suggestion for the entire evolving theology crowd ---- think up your own name for your religion and quit sullying Christ's. Actually, I think I know the answer to that one too---it's in the Bible. The best damage is always from within.

By the way I'm a black sheep, not suitable for a good sacrifice ---- kinda blemished and whatnot so please look elsewhere, and besides my wife still loves me and would kinda miss me.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thomas Jefferson

     There seems to be some confusion on a piece of material Thomas Jefferson compiled. Actually, It was put together twice. It has been referred to as " Jefferson's bible" and has been twisted by both liberals and conservatives unfairly to suit their own objectives. First things first .... His reaction to this compilation of Jesus' sayings being referred to as "Jefferson's bible" would no doubt be responded to with a punch in the nose. Everyone knows of his rejection of the deity of Jesus later in his life, and the influence of the prevailing philosophy of the French, but [ we always forget about the buts ] his purpose was to introduce the teachings of Jesus to the Indians for the sake of enlightenment and the betterment of their lives. There is no evidence of his hostility towards the Bible and if he were living today, would surely be the ACLU's worst nightmare. It's prudent to remember that shortly after moving into the finished section of the capital, one of the first resolutions passed under his administration was to provide use of the building for church services. His personal recruiting of the military band to play for services, the passing of legislation using government monies for the evangelizing of the Indians, his continued presence at the services [ with a seat at the front ] in spite of prohibiting weather circumstances, and his fight in the Virginia legislature overturning the ineligibility of pastors serving in office all seem to uphold a conviction concerning, at the very least, the beneficial influence of Biblical teaching and God's providential covering upon a nation that fears the Lord. So why would a man compelled to excellence of character and honor, and as revealed by his writings, complete honesty, with doubts as to the divinity of any man,  be so arrogantly and dishonestly portrayed by others as presuming to improve upon  God's word in way of personal editor?  Well I guess the means justifies the end and after all he's dead and past caring. I've no doubt he was duped by the " age of reason" slop served up by godless, god of their own, progressives of the age, but I too lived my youth drinking out of the same trough of liberal hogwash and to this day live with regret and the ongoing consequential reminders of my own stupidity. So to say the least, a little grace and sensitivity to our own perverted tendencies to render a person a tool of our own making, should be the foremost of prime consideration as it was in the life of Thomas Jefferson.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Word Games

     I think we all understand the constant tendency for change in the English language. Probably less so, the influences of social engineering [manipulation], foisted upon us [because of the prevailing general ignorance of the populace] through Marx's systematic brainwashing technique of gradualism. Actually, I shouldn't credit this wholly to him. Unscrupulously deceptive acts have always been the signature of the corrupt and morally bankrupt dictators and Godless  philosophers [enablers] throughout history.

     So, lets take a look at some of our current and not so distant transgressions against our English dialect.

Sodomy: Sorry, this word no longer exists.

Gay: Person who commits the completely normal act of perverted unnatural sexual relations with a member of the same gender.

Homophobic: Person [hateful], who despite all the education, provided by every means possible, still insists on continually bringing up supposed contradictions, implying  ridiculous consequences, and worst of all suggesting this could possibly be a behavior. How abnormal is that! Like anyone would believe that thousands of people have just up and changed the way they were born, like it was just some sort of lifestyle.

Radical: Term for person or persons at the wrong end of the politically correct swing of the pendulum.

Fundamentalist: Term for person at the wrong end of the politically correct swing of the pendulum.

Rightwing: Term for person or persons at the wrong end of the politically correct swing of the pendulum.

Pro-life: Term for person or persons at the wrong end of the politically correct swing of the pendulum.

      Just a short pause to point out how very easy it was to produce a population with a working vocabulary of six thousand words today as compared with twenty thousand in the 1700's. Wow! Cool! Awesome! Excellent! Actually, making several words mean the same thing adds to the clarity of definition. It's easier to pinpoint some of our more problem areas in society. It simplifies things further if we just substitute the word terrorist.

Terrorist: Constitutionalist or any of the previous four terms.

Abortion: Legalized extinguishing of human life in a way profitable for maintaining a proper balance between the races and the devotion of pursuit to the supreme menace of inconvenience.

Pro-choice: People choosing to abort [you can't say murder anymore - that would be hateful in the extreme] their offspring in a sanitized and civilized manner.

Planned Parenthood: Organization devoted to the preservation of the above procedure of abortion for our enlightened pro-choicers in the gallant crusade for a eugenically sound species, all at your convenience. And, let's not  forget to arm our children with the best contraceptive protection available with of course, the option  to terminate our little mistakes, all at the most affordable rates [income adjusted], available.

Children's Specialty Centers: Hitler's camps for children where he utilized his, "low calorie diet"[starvation], "with the best of modern therapy"[euthanasia], for a much needed "cleansing of the land"[extermination of the Jews].

Ideological Unity: Get with the program or go to camp.

Value Clarification: This is the governmental intrusion [public schools], of correcting all the mistaken values, inadvertently perpetrated on children, by their parents.

School: Place of education.

Public School: Plank #10 of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto ---- State sponsored free education at astronomical prices to provide scholastically inferior results for the purpose of a more malleable society. Also the home environment of  our "value clarification" as mentioned above.

     "The more enthusiastic they get, the easier are the exams and the sooner they will get a position, a job ... The new generation has never had much use for education and reading. Now nothing is demanded of them; on the contrary, knowledge is publicly condemned."

     "The Youth of today is [notice the Youth presented in the singular --- always equal and inter-changeable with no deviation from the prescribed norm] ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings [as defined by himself] are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing." Adolph Hitler

    If this doesn't sound familiar to you, I'm afraid you may have already bought the farm. The plausibility of re-living era's of unprecedented cruelty are ensured by either omission, or by altered historical accounts, purposely spoon fed to the coming generation for the sole purpose of the realization of repeatedly failed agendas [failure dependant upon what end of whip you're on] perpetrated by insatiable power driven egos.

Democrat: A person sold to the philosophy of democracy despite the fact that they always lead to dictatorships. [ That' why the Founding Fathers purposely chose a republican form of government.]

Republican: A person sold to the philosophy of democracy but choose to hit the wall at a slower speed.

Constitutionist: A person familiar with the history of our country and the form of government instituted by our Founding Fathers [A Republic based on the unalterable principles and guidelines exacted directly from the Bible, God's word].

Socialist: An honest Democrat or Republican.

Socialist Nation: A form of government that steals from working people to give to non-working people in order to form their two class system [Queen bee & worker bee][also known as a dictatorship] using a "Cloward-Piven" [Colombia University Professors inspired by people like Saul Alinski one of Hillary's mentors] strategy of orchestrated crisis to force political change such as overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demand, pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

Entitlement: A benefit freely given now to be paid at a later date by enslavement. Absolutely needed by the above to dupe the masses.

Christian Charity: A benefit freely given.

Shame: A deficiency in the psycological make-up of a person that needs removal so as not to be a hindrance in the pursuit of a reprobate mind.

     I'm tired now, so I'll sign off.  May God's will be done ultimately! Watch for the ultimate in government, coming soon, to a world we know, based on the ultimate Truth. He won't need lies and deceit, but not to despair, He's also prepared a place to accommodate those who do.
"This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of His coming?  for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.  For this they WILLINGLY are IGNORANT of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men."  II Peter 3:1-7

One more term: Willingly Ignorant --- or Dumb on Purpose: This is the choice we all have to make, to believe a lie for temporary gratification, a means to an end, or to choose the path of Truth leading us to the destination we were created for. Claiming ignorance is not an option.