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Monday, December 22, 2008

American Dream: FAIL

Well, it's going by the wayside quicker than I imagined. The American Dream is going down the tubes. The liberal/elites of the country have been griping about it as long as I can remember and they are extremely jealous of anyone to makes their way to this status that wasn't there by way of inheritance or politics.

It was nice knowin' ya...

Gee whiz, aren't you excited about the government trying to tell everyone how to run their business????

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Keeping the Sabbath holy

There is another blogsite I read that is really entertaining and recently there was a post [language warning] that caused a stir about Obama's birth certificate. Apparently the writer doesn't think the fuss over the birth certificate is worthwhile, while others disagreed (including myself). But that's not what I was intending on writing about. What got me to write this was one of the writer's replies to a reader post was:
[I've never met a Christian who keeps the Sabbath Day (Saturday) holy. -Ed.]

My first response is me niether, but it's not from lack of trying.

My next response to anyone who asks this is "how do you keep the sabbath holy?" This is mandatory information for the rest of the conversation because it determines whether or not you have an understanding of what it means to keep it holy. Do you try to keep your sabbath holy, or just use the excuse that others don't, so why should I?

I'm going to try to make a simple explanation, mostly because that's what it takes for me to understand these things. I hope this isn't too long winded...

If you're going to nitpik the "sabbath" part, I guess you have to look at it from at least 3 points of view, and maybe even more. Are you looking at it from a Hebrew, Catholic or Christian point of view? For Catholics, it's Saturday. For Christians, it's Sunday. I think Hebrews still view Saturday as the Sabbath, but I could be wrong. With the Hebrews & Catholics, the sabbath day was on the 7th day of the week, (or from the Roman calendar) Saturday. The reason I'm not sure about the Hebrew day is I don't know how their days of the week line up with the calendar we use now.

The Christians do the sabbath on Sunday. Sunday has been traditionally the first day of the week. Why would this day be set as a sabbath instead of using the last day of the week, like the others do? Didn't God rest on the last day of the week? Aren't we supposed to be like God?

I've always felt it had to do with the reason Cain killed Abel. He was jealous over God's acceptance of Able's sacrifice and not Cain's. Cain was a plant farmer and Abel was an animal farmer. The problem occurred when Abel brought the firstlings of his flock. Cain had only brought some of his fruit in. I've heard arguments that fruit and vegetable offerings weren't up to par for God's requirements, but that's wrong.

I emphasized the word in the passage that is the reason Cain's offering was inadequate. He didn't bring of the first fruits, he only brought some of the surplus. Why is this important?

It shows God that Abel recognized Who gave him the flock to begin with and by offering up the first new members of the flock, God is pleased and blesses Abel with more in the flock. We, in our greed, look at the first fruit of the herd as the first chance to start making back a little of the fortune we have invested in the herd to begin with. We don't account for God's hand in the mix and don't give him back that first part for His blessing.

Based on this, Christians start the first day of the week off by offering praise (church service). But if you're serious about it, that's only the tip of the iceberg. (I won't go into them, but here are a couple more to make you think...tithing and time. Do you give them back to God?)

Let me put it this way: If you start your day with praise and prayer to the Lord, then you are making every day a sabbath day to God. By offering the first fruits of your day (your thoughts, your actions, your words) to God, then God will in turn bless you throughout the day in return. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying we shouldn't be offering up praise on Saturday evening. We're supposed to praise the Lord constantly.

Some would like to use the excuse of "we're not to work on the sabbath" but then we spend the day watching football. Technically, if you want to nitpik, you're making the football team, the tv crews, security teams, food vendors and others all sin, if that's the case. So you're not helping your case at all with that argument.

If you want to pick any day and determine that you must keep it holy, then we'll all have to be praying that you make it through the day. I believe it is physically impossible to keep any day holy by strict biblical definition. That's why I am so glad I have a Savior who covers my sin by grace and the power of His blood. But that is not an excuse to not to try to keep a day holy.

In reality, every day is a gift from God. Look at Matthew 6:11. It says "Give us this day, our daily bread." Everyone pretty much agrees this means we're asking God to provide us with our daily bread (food/income/health/etc). But what did He have to give us before that? The day. So, every day is a gift from God.

I try to keep all my days for God, not just one of them. For every day is a gift that I must praise and thank Him for.


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Human Nature: FAIL

Recently, the Cincinnati zoo and the creation museum made a deal up to get visitors to both attractions to offer a discount if you bought tickets as a package deal.

Having been to both sites, I can definitely recommend going to the creation museum. I used to be able to recommend the zoo, but their spineless back has a tendency to make me cringe at the thought of having to walk on their premises. (If you haven't been to the Cincinnati area and visited the creation museum, then take the time. It is a visit you will never forget.)

After only 3 days, the zoo buckled to pressure from idiots not even in the area. I am appalled that these people are so intolerant of Christians that they threaten the zoo.

Most Christians let it go in one ear and out the next, which I guess we are supposed to do to show the love of Jesus. However, there will come a day when Jesus love will turn to anger. (read up on it in the book of Revelation).

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

US attorney Fitzgerald: FAIL

I have been wondering why this wasn't pushed before the election. Illinois governor Blago seems destined for some sort of fame, even if he deserves none along with a small cell with no windows...


Stopping jihad against the USA - FAIL

Apparently, AIG company is working a little too hard to be politically correct. I didn't know, but according to an article, they have a division dedicated to muslim sharia activities. We just gave them billions of dollars. Great.

If you don't see this as a problem, then watch the 30 min. film here.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Real news reporting: FAIL

Check out this pic (I tried to figure a permanent link to it but couldn't, so I stole it from yahoo's post) I am just amazed at how much the mainstream media goes to extreme links to ignore God's creativity. This is one amazing looking creature and no, I don't wish to be up close to visit with him either.

It's funny, this article blatantly refers to Darwin and ignores God. Darwin is still wrong. They find over a 1000 new species of plants and animals in 10 years time yet absolutely no evidence of darwin's messed up ideas.

I bet if he got bit by one of these little critters, he'd be believing in God...

Gumprechts green pitviper

and subsequent article from yahoo news....

BANGKOK (AFP) – Scientists have discovered more than 1,000 species in Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong region in the past decade, including a spider as big as a dinner plate, the World Wildlife Fund said Monday.

A rat thought to have become extinct 11 million years ago and a cyanide-laced, shocking pink millipede were among creatures found in what the group called a "biological treasure trove".

The species were all found in the rainforests and wetlands along the Mekong River, which flows through Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the southern Chinese province of Yunnan.

"It doesn't get any better than this," Stuart Chapman, director of WWF's Greater Mekong Programme, was quoted as saying in a statement by the group.

"We thought discoveries of this scale were confined to the history books."

The WWF report, "First Contact in the Greater Mekong", said that "between 1997 and 2007, at least 1,068 have been officially described by science as being newly discovered species."

These included the world's largest huntsman spider, with a leg span of 30 centimetres (11.8 inches), and the "startlingly" coloured "dragon millipede", which produces the deadly compound cyanide.

Not all species were found hiding in remote jungles -- the Laotian rock rat, which the study said was thought to be extinct about 11 million years ago, was first encountered by scientists in a local food market in 2005, it said.

One species of pitviper was first noted by scientists after it was found in the rafters of a restaurant at the headquarters of Thailand's Khao Yai national park in 2001.

"This region is like what I read about as a child in the stories of Charles Darwin," said Dr Thomas Ziegler, curator at the Cologne Zoo, who was involved in the research.

"It is a great feeling being in an unexplored area and to document its biodiversity for the first time both enigmatic and beautiful," he said.

The new species highlighted in the report include 519 plants, 279 fish, 88 frogs, 88 spiders, 46 lizards, 22 snakes, 15 mammals, four birds, four turtles, two salamanders and a toad -- an average of two previously undiscovered species a week for the past 10 years.

The report warned, however, that many of the species could be at risk from development, and called for a cross-border agreement between the countries in the Greater Mekong area to protect it.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Senate leadership - FAIL

How do these people continue to keep getting re-elected??

Can't you just smell the politicians?

They continue to extract more and more of your hard earned dollars from your paycheck and then when you try to do something as simple as try to learn about your national heritage (by visiting the US capitol) they then insult you. (Just don't try to learn anything about the Christian heritage of the nation - they've edited that part out).

Again, in the words of the great foghorn leghorn..."what a maroon".


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Media outlets in the USA - FAIL

Newsweak recently published another issue of it's propaganda with the cover story of supposedly making a biblical case for homosexual marriage. Anyone who has read the bible knows that God says in there that it is an abomination to Him. Uh, case closed.

However, I applaud the American Family Association for taking a stand on the issue and creating an email campaign to get them to reconsider publishing such heresy.

Anyway, newsweak decided in the true liberal fashion of open-mindedness simply rejected any and all mail from the campaign.

Anyway, Albert Mohler wrote an excellent piece as a rebuttal to the tripe coming from newsweak. Check it out....

Notice to employees of newsweak.... You might wanna consider new employment. If you happen to read about Sodom & Gomorrah, you'll take note that God Almighty doesn't take lightly to homosexuals and their ways.

I guess I have to remember these people need prayer too. Keep them in yours too.

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Just think....

Obama raised $750 million to defeat McCain

Just think of how much he might have had to raise, should a real conservative have been running against him.


Can you spot the stupid person in this story?

Got it from here....

Legal Tales Stranger than Fiction:

Do you want fries with that lawsuit?

McDonald’s Corporation is back in court. No, not for hot coffee, but rather online nude photos.

Philip Sherman of Arkansas is suing McDonald’s Corporation, a franchise owner and the store manager after nude photos of Sherman’s wife, which were saved on a cell phone that Sherman left at the McDonald’s, ended up on the Internet. According to the lawsuit, Sherman was assured by employees that his misplaced phone would be secure until he could return to pick it up. Apparently it wasn’t.

Now Sherman and his wife are seeking a jury trial and $3 million in damages for suffering, embarrassment and the cost of having to move to a new home. McDonald’s has declined comment.

—Source: Pensacola News Journal

[Posted December 4, 2008]

Because the stupid court system made McD's pay for the coffee incident years ago, I guess this guy expects them to pay for his own stupidity. In the words of the great Foghorn Leghorn....what a maroon

Let's see a show of many of you take nudie photos of your loved ones with a cell phone and leave it lying around?


Interesting email of the day...

Great quotes!

Thomas Jefferson in many cases could be called a prophet.

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe .
Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson

Very Interesting Quote

In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in

'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'