Showing posts from April, 2008

The World Megaphone Holders

Groucho Marx was famous for saying, "Who're you going to believe, me or your own eyes?" Certainly a hilarious line, because it so deliciously parodies those who try like the dickens to pass their elaborate prevarications right past our mendacity radar detectors. Tricky part is that the best World megaphone holders know this and utter the Groucho line quite regularly for the purpose of getting people to buy in bulk what they're selling. Here's one: On my customized Google page today was this Rule of Thumb gem: "An economic rule of thumb says every penny per gallon rise in gasoline prices takes about $1 billion out of the economy." Most will look at that and go, "Arrgggh Raggharl Errrghllrgh!..." Kind of like the Tazmanian Devil only more righteous. Here's the question I have, though. That $1 billion. From where does it go, and to where does it go? There is no question most approach this question with a great big "Guh?..." hover

You Should Be Glad You're Expelled

Just wanted to make a comment about the recent film purportedly designed to trumpet the virtues of intelligent design , or at least expose the shameful World behavior intended to shut up those with some intelligent idea of how living things came to be. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed stars of all people (I'll forego the gratuitous, "Anyone? Anyone?" remark) Ben Stein. He bops around the world talking with people who've been shunned by the educational establishment for daring to question the Darwinist line, as well as those who parrot it and come off looking silly. I saw a clip that featured one such Darwinist claiming that a possibility as to how it all began was that it may very well have been crystals that carried the molecules across space to intertwine with one another to make life. Wow, that answers everything! Predictably the mainstream media has pretty much reacted with great disdain for this affront. For the most part, from what I've read anyway, it is

Prince of the Age Before the Faithful

Saw this photograph in my Los Angeles Times this morning and was just amazed at the mammoth adoration the World has for their lord and savior. Oh I know it has been this way for all of man's history, but it still intrigues me how much the World hasn't the faintest idea of who Jesus Christ is and what His Kingdom is about. How do I know this? What's in the picture, for one, all of it, the whole thing. Every nation in the world worshipping their lord, who himself is on the dais just under the authoritative Annu signature, right there in the emblem of the United Nations. Secondly, it was in what he said, and didn't say. He didn't say, "People, remember, my job is to crack heads of those who do evil. It is a brutal and violent existence to be under my rule. You'll find true freedom in Jesus Christ, however. You may follow Him or you may follow me. In Him you'll live by love and know truth and grace, along with genuine joy. In me you'll live in fear and

The Pope in America, and What an America...

Did you see this Time magazine issue out on the stands recently? I don't believe I'm the only one to speak about the plain meaning of what is on this cover. I confess I'm not one to have any full mastery of these things, but I can't see how the icons of America here were randomly chosen for the Pope to peruse. First there is the Golden Gate Bridge, which represents the pontiff's title of "bridge builder." This leads to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, a modern symbol of Masonry's Royal Arch notoriety. Then there is the most prominent phallic symbol in the country, the Washington Monument, leading to one of the most renowned idols of goddess worship in the world, the Statue of Liberty. All of this under the covering (the flag) of the present manifestation of Roman authority, the United States, which the magazine declares that the Pope adores. Of course he does, she is his means of cracking heads of all who do not align with the City's precepts. In fac

The World Offers 40 Hours of No Violence -- And It Still Doesn't Work

40 hours of no violence. Should be nothing. Just not that hard, ya think? Here in the Los Angeles area that's the idea I got, that powerful people somewhere asked for a 40 hour moratorium on violence in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., whose death was 40 years ago this past Friday. 40 hours. So, after the 40 hours is up, then what? I can then shoot my annoying neighbor? You'd think this was about as insipid as you can get, but then, this is the way the world works. "Let's try something, anything to keep people from acting on their hate. Hey, 40 hours. At least it's something." Yes, it's something all right. Foolishness is what it is-- but, yeah, that's the thing. World. It's their thing. Without Christ it's what they do . So, yeah, how'd it work? Poorly, from what they say. Three people were still wantonly murdered in that time period. Mmm. Guess they just don't respect MLK Jr. Come on, non-violence, gotta be good. Come on. Then I see

More of the Contrast: World and Kingdom

This was a story from World Net Daily today. This was my devotional this morning. The former is the result of World commitment, and has been so for millennia and millennia. These people just don't get it. Follow Cain, and you'll get this. It never stops. You'll always be starving. The latter is the result of one thing: genuine devotion to the One Who Provides. All who do the things Jesus asks them to do will love with His love, and all will be fed abundantly. Not just now, but forever. Anyway, just wanted to point out the distinction. The worst thing is that people just don't have a clue that they can indeed step from the World with it's awful lack and go into the Kingdom with it's bountiful beauty and glory and joy. This was on a postcard on one of my student's notebook, noticed as I walked down her row: "When life gives you lemons, you paint that shit gold." Quite the pithy saying of the World. Never mind being in a place where you'll get a b