Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ten Commandments memorial to be taken down

Reminder: The US is NOT a Christian nation; nor a Jewish one:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/30/1398059/-Oklahoma-Supreme-Court-Public-Ten-Commandments-Monument-Must-Come-Down?detail=email


Sunday, June 14, 2015

The False Gospel of Alcoholics Anonymous

I came upon this great article in “The Atlantic” magazine:

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/...nymous/386255/

It agreed wholeheartedly with my position on AA, which is that it is simply “Christianity-lite”, non-scientific and generally (though not universally) ineffectual. However, it also discusses some science-based solutions that are effectual, the primary one of which I had never heard is Naltrexone, which if you or a loved one is misusing drugs or alcohol may offer a solution.

By the way, I quit drink au naturale because it became more burden than burden-relief.

At any rate, the article is about 10 pages and a good read but the bottom line is that even if you don’t read the article I encourage you to research Naltrexone:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supp...n/drg-20068408

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-73...e-oral/details

And see if your doctor or your loved one's doctor won’t prescribe it.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The times they are a-changing

http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2015/03/06/3630900/white-christians-no-longer-majority-19-states/

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Trouble in China

Story highlights

  • A Chinese religious movement is in the spotlight after its members were charged with murder
  • Eastern Lightning, said to believe in a female, Chinese Christ figure, is banned in China
  • Analysts estimate it may have up to a million members, and is seen by Beijing as a threat

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/06/world/asia/china-eastern-lightning-killing/index.html

Sunday, December 7, 2014

I finally got Job 19:20


Job 19:20 I'm a pile of skin and bones; I have barely escaped by the skin of my teeth." 

The Literal version has this:

(YLT)  To my skin and to my flesh Cleaved hath my bone, And I deliver myself with the skin of my teeth. 

Job was the lab rat in a dispute between Yehovah and the SATAN and the variable introduced was a horrific case of boils:

Job 2:3  And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. 
Job 2:4  And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. 
Job 2:5  But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. 
Job 2:6  And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. 
Job 2:7  So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. 
Job 2:8  And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. 

In the context Job describes how revolting his disease has made him to others:

Job 19:13 "My brothers are alienated from me; my acquaintances are estranged; 

Job 19:14 my relatives have failed me; and my friends have abandoned me. 
Job 19:15 Those who live in my house—and my maidservants, too!—treat me like a stranger; they think I'm a foreigner. 
Job 19:16 "I call to my servant, but he doesn't respond, even though I beg to him earnestly. 
Job 19:17 My wife says my breath stinks; even my children say I smell bad! 
Job 19:18 Even little children hate me; when I get up, they mock me. 
Job 19:19 My closest friends detest me; even the ones I love have turned against me. 
Job 19:20 I'm a pile of skin and bones; I have barely escaped by the skin of my teeth." 
Job 19:21 "Be gracious to me, be gracious to me, my friends, because God's hand has struck me. 
Job 19:22 Why are you chasing me, as God has been doing? Aren't you satisfied that I'm sick?

If I'm not mistaken, in verse 19:20 Job is saying "all of my other skin is wrecked. The only skin I have left is this nasty film on my teeth!"

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Confucious say:

Confucius

“The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.” 

― Confucius