Showing posts from 2015

Christmas Cheer

My soul hurts. Feel like putting in one more blog post for December. I try to put in a post at least once a month, keep up with it. That's fine. But I realized that each year I do fewer and fewer posts. I won't get to the point where I will never do them. But I know not many people read these. My soul hurts because I'd love to tell people about Christ so they'll welcome Him in their hearts. I'd love to write here all the time about the phenomenally magnificent things about Him. But my soul hurts because of what I see around me. So many people still beholden to the law to govern their habitually benighted behavior. I go on Facebook and see the most idiotic posts from the people I love so very much. They're so lost it makes my soul hurt. "Oh Dave they're happy with who they are get over it. Let it be." Yeah. I do. Too much. I think a lot about those idiotic things these FB people post, and so want to remark about them here -- or even th

Imagine People Who Can See and Hear

Tonight I turned on the national news to see if they were going to continue to run around out there with this story from the University of Missouri. Today I caught a piece from City Journal  and the author's first words were "The pathological narcissism of American college students has found a potentially devastating new source of power..." These fools have proficiently employed their inviolate victimized class status to shake up the institutions established to sustain order and promote reason in a democratic society. They are fools because they've been convinced that their crusade must forge ahead irrespective of the piddle nature of their cry. Really, even among the African-Americans they claim to champion, for the life of me I cannot see how they can even remotely equate someone calling them a n***** with what 19th century slaves had to endure. It's embarrassing. But the key is in who's influencing them to do all this. Fomenting racialist sentiments are

Imagine No Religion

There seems to be a new report out by the Pew think tank people that says people are getting less religious these days, especially young people. Yeah, I can see that. I see lots of people who couldn't care less about God, church, rituals, stiff rules and stuffy morals. A while ago the Barna people put together a list of things people hated about church and its people: they're too judgmental, they're too homophobic, they're too political -- ad nauseum . Yeah, who wants to spend a millisecond with the church lady Dana Carvey made famous on Saturday Night Live? Problem with all that is a very simple one. You can't not be a devoutly religious person . "What? Not even. I'm  an enlightened person. I'm  someone who believes in science . I'm  someone who isn't superstitious or any of that, and for sure  I'm not judgmental or extreme with any of those moralistic intolerant  positions so many religious people have." I'd say there a

Bill Nye, the Spokeshole Guy, Part II

In my first post about this Bill Nye video "proving" the "science" of abortion, I addressed three things, (1) that comprehending reality does require some measure of insight and wisdom, (2) that the science wholly favors the full complete humanness of a baby from conception to birth, and (3) that Jesus Christ has a full measure of forgiveness and salvation offered to anyone who's had an abortion, endorsed it, or even now tries to rationalize it like Bill Nye. Another critical aspect simply cannot be dismissed, and that is the World System has the most elaborate ways to convince people that what Bill Nye is saying is worth anything except as inducements to keep committing human sacrifice against one another. Interesting that the Bill Nyes all around will say things like "Oh that silly religious talk, get with the science -- it is them  who are saying worthless things." Oh? Prove that . See, they can't prove their claims that we should pay a

Bill Nye, the Spokeshole Guy

My attention was brought to a video Bill Nye "the Science Guy" did to proclaim that science "proves" that abortion is perfectly okay. After reading about its content, I went ahead and watched a bit of it, and sure enough it is worthless pap spouted by World Ops to convince everyone that people are perfectly justified to continue committing acts of modern human sacrifice against other human beings. Nye's first argument revolves around the statement that fertilized ova die all the time through natural means, so the clear intimation is that mothers are perfectly within their rights to terminate the lives of their own fertilized ova. So that means that if I'm carrying on my back a fellow hiker with an injured leg, and we're walking on a narrow trail along a high ledge, the instant I get tired of this I'm good with just throwing him down the steep incline to his death? I mean, people slip and stumble off cliffs while hiking and die all the time. Wha

"Come Quickly Lord Jesus"

Just feel like blogging a bit of eschatology here. I just feel like it. I'm not a date-predictor by any means. But among the very last words in the very last couples of verses of the Bible are "Come quickly Lord Jesus." What a wonderful matter that will be. Thing is, here's what I see right now. I see Russia and China both moving big-time on a thoroughly destabilized Syria. I seem to remember some Christians with some reasonable eschatological sentiments saying that Russia is the "Gog/Magog" of Ezekiel and China represents the "Kings of the East." Israel has a powerful army and terrific security unit, and they are now mobilizing big-time in response to this. Some eschatological minds have thunk that the reason the U.S. does not play a part in last days prophecy is because it just isn't there . With a completely arrogant, incompetent president and a stunningly spineless, impotent Congress I'm beginning to see some truth there. I seem

Seeds From the Evil One, Still Sprouting

I live in California where we are told if we water our lawns we're evil. Never mind that residential use makes up a piddle (puddle?) amount of the water used in the state. Sure we need most of that water for agricultural purposes -- we all eat. But I'm also great with reasonable conservation activity. On the corner of my street a homeowner with a perfectly beautiful front lawn decided to drink the Kool-Aid, however, and tear up that lawn and install other more "drought-friendly" landscaping. Why?  Even with incentive rebates (which are not a whole lot, let's face it, and I'm pretty sure that money dried up a while ago) I just can't see why so many people are buying into the overblown anti-drought message. Oh, wait, I know. People still live in the deepest guilt with the most crushing shame. Hey! How about becoming more drought-tolerant! That'll make me feel way better! I'm fascinated with Jesus' parable about the seed-sower. There in

The Reigning Wicked Sophistry

Here's the latest salvo from the extraordinarily powerful pro-sodomy voice. This billboard. It's gotten some news coverage, I'd say more to keep raging sentiments stirred than to make any kind of logically robust statement about how sodomy is perfectly fine or anything like that. Apparently it was posted near Kim Davis' environs, Davis being the county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses as a declaration that she'd like to stand by righteousness rather than submit to the loud wail for institutionalizing sinful behavior. When I first saw this, I thought about the image before I'd looked at the words next to it. It reminded me of another billboard, just as idiotic and as such you probably hadn't seen much of it. It had a photograph of a dog going "Moo" with something about being who you want to be even if it doesn't align with what others think. That kind of thing, you know, the message clearly: if you want to be a girl in a

The God Algorithm

I see the Dow dropped another 500 or so points today. This was after a brief uptick, and that was after a major fall a week ago. Oh the volatility in the market! Oh the opportunity for those who can manage risk -- cha-ching! Oh the rank exploitation of value assignments among a world populace who haven't the slightest clue about how to value anything! I've just posted my latest home page piece , and I'm just posting here now to give you the heads-up about it. Seems now the trendy fad is to value things via The Algorithm . Bitcoin, blockchain, the black box --  oh do we got it now! Let's just put our trust in The Math! Damn, everything is just math anyway, why didn't we think of this before? And WOW with faster and faster and fasterandfasterandfaster information processing, it'll be easy! Sad. Most don't know diddly about value . Just look around. In a prominent news story I caught a number of those championing sexual abuse by sodomy say the mos

A Visit to Costco

Tonight we made a trip to Costco, snagged a few things we like you can get in bulk. We also picked up some videos we had made into DVDs. Some things I got to behold in the books and toys section. "Frozen" stuff seems to be everywhere, "Frozen" being that extraordinarily popular Disney/Pixar film about the gal who has power to make things very cold. Of course, the character Elsa is the one who decides to "let it go" in song, abandoning all pretense of decorum and ice-blasting everything around her. I've heard children sing this song to death, and it makes me very sad. Mark Levin is a popular conservative talk show screecher, and please, don't get me wrong, I like listening to some of his schtick, it is often smart and insightful. But Levin is still a small fragile toy in the hands of the Operative elite who twist his screws. His latest book is Plunder and Deceit , and while I only slightly leafed through it, I get the idea of what it is abou

Letter to a Christian Friend on Facebook

(I was directed to a lengthy Facebook post from a friend at the church I frequent, and it so grieved me that I felt I needed to pound out a response here. I've waffled back and forth about whether to actually post this there, and at this point I'm not. I'm just sketching it out here whatever the case.) Dear Christian Friend on Facebook, I was directed to your lengthy post about how much more loving we need to be toward Bruce Jenner about his personal decision to turn himself from a man into a woman. You brought up points related to how much we must try to understand why someone does what they do simply because we can't experience what they are going through, and what we all must start doing to be more loving and caring towards LGBT people. What grieves me doesn't have as much to do with your naive cry for more tolerance and all that wholesomeness, or that your post reflects a unequivocal endorsement of people acting on their sexual confusion and dysfunction, o

Covered Cain

I had been meaning to put up a blog post as a follow-up to "Prayers with Incense," but I simply haven't had time to sit down and pound out another post. Much of that time has been spent with family -- I so need them to help steel me against the continuing onslaught of the world and the World. The former are all those given over to their own wretched behavior, the latter the authorized system charged with enabling it. I happened to catch some historical thing on television the other day, and an interviewee blurted out the words "The world is getting crazier." Thing is, this was fifty years ago . I realized, no, no, the world isn't getting crazier. It's always been a cesspool of people brazenly acting on their own concupiscent shit. It's just sometimes we glance a bit too much at it and it becomes nearly unbearable. I'd actually cataloged a number of items to address, but eh, just not going to get into all of it. Right now I am looking at the

Prayers With Incense

This morning in my devotional time I read from the eighth chapter of the book of Revelation. I was quite taken by the first part of that passage, when just after the seventh seal is opened there is a period of complete silence in heaven, and then an angel takes a censor full of incense and the prayers of the saints and releases them before God. Wow. I've been taking to saying quiet prayers any time I hear a siren wail. Somebody really needs God in that moment. I've considered never telling anyone I do that because I just want it to be about God ministering to them, that's all. It's about them and their healing and salvation. The only reason I do bring it up is because today, while I was puttering around the house as I usually do on a lazy Saturday, I heard that siren, said a brief prayer, but it kept getting louder with other sirens joining in. One of them became particular mournful, exceedingly so, like the sickest banshee you could ever hear. Makes sense. Th

The Wisdom of God is Foolishness to the World

I peeked a bit at my Facebook page which I do every once in a while. Not often, but sometimes I just look at it, see what friends are saying and doing. Yes, most of it is banal, non-offensive blather, but they're my friends. I still love them. Last night I saw something which made me grieve. I just want to share it here. I'd love to share it on "the wall" on Facebook, but it would be terribly offensive, I know. What I saw was a number of different people, from different areas of my life, all posting a video clip of the same exact thing. It was Jon Stewart's pontifical speech about the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine black people gathered in a church were shot and killed by a white man. First of all, when I heard about this incident I knew right away, I knew . I knew the news media would take this and run like crazy with it. It is the perfect news item to showcase more than any other, tailor-made for them to righteously spout the System&