Saturday, June 27, 2015

I Bow Not To Rainbows

For those wondering, Proverbs 25:26.
For those wandering, Proverbs is a collection of Wisdom literature compiled in the Bible, found after Psalms and before Ecclesiastes.
In the past day I've been hit with so much worldly enthusiasm concerning things which God calls sin.
I won't give way before the wicked, and neither will my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Some of us are having our heads chopped off. Christians are imprisoned for their faith in many lands.
So I'm pretty sure that we can survive a few disrespectful nants shaking rainbows at our faces.
Besides, I doubt that many of us assumed that this was a God honoring country.
Nope. This country and this world want nothing to do with God.
The world's battle cry concerning Christ's influence in their lives:
“Let us tear their fetters apart     And cast away their cords from us!”
What's the next line? Oh yeah.
God is Supreme above the Supreme Court.
God has a redemptive plan which includes Christ returning and putting an end to human nefariousness. But until that day...
"Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound." Romans 5:20

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Other Rainbow Connection

"12God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; 
13I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. 
14“It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud, 
15and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. 
16“When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”"

Genesis 9:12-16
Well. Quite a day, huh? I'm seeing lots of rainbow stuff everywhere, which sent me back to Genesis 9 where God, after destroying most of the world's population due to sin, made a covenant with us in His Creation to never again destroy the world with flood waters.
Those who ignore God and want nothing to do with Him are celebrating this as a day of victory.
Many who do live for God may feel upset by today's news.
Not I. For me, nothing has changed-this world always fails to meet my lowered expectations, sending them lower yet.
The old Gospel song comes to mind: "This world is not my home, I'm only passing through." Which is very true.
Here's another truth:
" 20The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 
21so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Roman 5:20

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Just in case any serious jihadi-jedis happen upon this post, the Danish artwork above is of a man named John Doe #7, so I am NOT insulting the religion of y'all.
John Doe. Not Muhammad. Got it?
Purists, if they still exist, might remark on my post title being misspelled.
What does it matter anymore?
An Idiot targets Christians because they are black. And Christian. Notice that the Idiot
did not try to exterminate Nation of Islam adherents, although they are more demonstrably racist than anyone else. He went for the soft targets.
Obamacare was 'upheld' by the SCOTUS, which shocked no one who has been paying attention. No shock, just sad.
That evil disease which crops up every four years is beginning to make its stink known:
politicos are shouting up themselves and shouting down their opponents. And no one listens.
Here's the thing-I will never be amazed by Man continually making things worse. I am
sometimes cheered and amazed by selfless acts of Good which happen DESPITE this world's spinning faster and further into trubbles.

Bruce Cockburn, in "Hills Of Morning":
"But everything you see's not the way it seems --
Tears can sing and joy shed tears.
You can take the wisdom of this world
And give it to the ones who think it all ends here."

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tru Da Lookin' Glass, Alicia

Forgive, please, if my tilling of well turned over ground makes me ignorable. Facebookers are trained to discern and compote the meaning of any post in nanoseconds. You probably ignored the word compote, as it didn't compute and anything not discoverable in one breath's time is not worth yours.
Are you a Warrior?
Do you defend those offended? Take up fights for the defenseless?
Well and good. Commendable. True religion is taking care of widows and orphans who lack the ability to fend for themselves. So you fend for them.
Was just listening to a program which detailed all the encouragement and support being showered on a person who has changed...gender?
Well, not really changed-at the level of chromosomes, X is still X, Y can't say Y not X?
Until the DNA is configurable, recombinable...artificially altered Alfreds, deep down, are still Freddies, not Fredrikas.
Does pointing this out make me a hateful person?
For disavowing the pretense, by not going along with the gag, should I be subjected to a gag order?
Here's the point. Many people take up arms (figurative-they may hate all weaponry)
to fend, defend someone with whom they share zero common cause. Maybe it's a reflex.
They themselves are quite satisfied with the skin they are in. But they will rush to the defense of someone such as the him/her mentioned above.
Because why?
Why does that person need defenders? Who is attacking that person?
"Well, no one yet, but..."
So pre-emptive defense...which is actually offense.
"Yeah, BUT...the small-hearted bigots who hate minorities and gays and immigrants and 'other' religions...will not be loving and accepting of a her that had been a him. So pre-emptive or not, I'm on the right (left) side!"
Here where I'm tilling the already turned over sod: Be careful that some 'leaders' of social and political movements do not raise a cash crop by ginning up your emotions.
Don't allow anyone to make money off of your outrage-many politicians (yep-THEM again!) raise money for their campaigns (call it what it is-the financing of their ego trips) by keeping you angry and mis-informed. Truth may set you free, but lies will open your pocketbook.
Why do they attack you through your heart? Because you head knows better, and if they can inflame your emotions, the heart will override the brain and accept any nonsense they care to advance.
Take care of widows and orphans. Share a cup of water, and look out for the best interests of your neighbor. But don't allow anyone to enslave you to their particular movement through your heart. Protect your emotions. Peace, friend.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Hateful Hypocritical Homophobic Christians; Blaming The Wicks

I had to leave off "Science Denying" from the post title, as it was already kinda long, but it is part and parcel of the same.
I'm looking into the appalling appellations affixed to the name 'Christian' by 'Others':
That Christians are hateful small-souled, twisted reprobates seeking to justify their hypocrisies by pointing to a book, much as a Hitler youth would point to "Mein Kampf", or a Muslim quoting the Koran whilst going about his particular brand of...Evangelism. Whatever fantasy floats your Ark, man.
Our buddies the non-Christians (Thank YOU very much!) presume to assume that every Christian's Bible only has two verses underlined: something about sending homosexuals to hell and...well, not sure of the other.
Self evident truth: Christians pretend to believe in a God they have made up so as to make themselves feel better about their sins and cover their {secret} ambition to lord it over the populace of non believers while filling their pockets with money and power.
Have I got that about right? The science denying part, of course, has to do with the fact that Evolution and Climate Change are the Dominant Truths of Reality.
Dear Others: all of the crimes against Humanity which you lay at the feet of Christians are actually your beefs with God. (Vegetarians may substitute 'complaints about' for 'beefs'.)
Your complaints aren't actually with Christians but with the God they represent, the One who does say nasty things about homosexuality and does reject the idea of Evolution. THAT God.
You are blaming the wicks for the fire and light which God has ignited in them.
"14“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 
15“nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 
16“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

"19“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 
20“For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 
21“But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” John 3:19-21

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Seven Decades and One Year On...

1945. The caption for the photo above read "Liberated from a Nazi death camp."
That little girl might be 74 now- a grandmother, perhaps.
Seventy One years ago D Day set the world on a better path, stopping Hitler's ego driven madness.
Seventy years ago the War ended-May 8th in Europe, August 15th with Japan surrendering.
Remember Pearl Harbor. Remember D Day. Remember Hiroshima. Remember that  Nagasaki happened because Japan did not surrender after Hiroshima.
Will future generations remember?
Do WE remember?
Do we?