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"Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again..."

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hypocritical Excusal of Man's Words

It's common for those who reject the Bible as binding upon all mankind to cite as their excuse the fact that it was "written by man." True, men penned it, but under the divine inspiration of the Triune God.

Having dismissed the Bible as not having relevance in their lives these skeptics go on to live out their existence in strict accordance to the dictates of ... well, men. If there is no God then there's no one else to listen to but men. Even if "men" means their "inner voice" or conscience.

Rather than address the hypocrisy inherent with their basis for rejection of the Bible, the skeptics plod merrily along in life, content with their strict adherence to irrational thought.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

No-cal Sweetner Causes Weight Gain?

Dr. Sandra Cabot wrote a book on a liver-friendly diet and has strong opinions about aspartame causing weight gain. If you click on the link scroll down to #10 to read her comments. Did I mention she associates aspartame with cellulite too?

Aspartame of course is the evil no-cal sweetner in many diet drinks, NutraSweet, Equal, frozen yogurts and a host of other corrupted foods. Too many companies with too many lobbyists will keep this toxin in our food supply apart from a near-miracle.

Ali Baba Mustafa al-Zarqawi Successor Emerges


Deposed al-Qaida leader Ali Baba al-Zarqawi, or something like that, has been replaced by a fellow named Abu Ayyub al-Masri, or maybe Abu Hamza al-Muhajir. Time will tell which name he goes by. What remains the same is the commitment to Islam by these al-Qaidaians. Democracy cannot rid the world of Islamacists but we may go broke trying to make it work.

Professional Pit Bulls Maintain Composure

Republican columnist and author Ann Coulter and leftsided comedian George Carlin appeared together on Jay Leno's Tonight Show recently and apparently got along. You don't get to their level of success without some modicum of business intelligence. A cat fight, as the producers might have hoped for, would have left both bruised. They have two of the sharpest wits in the talk industry and plenty of blood could have spilled with no clear winner.

Jerry Lewis


Unregenerate man works himself silly in hopes of bypassing Jesus Christ to get into heaven. Dating back to 1966, Jerry Lewis (born Joseph Levitch) has raised over 2 billion dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association with his annual Labor Day telethon. His personal accomplishments in the entertainment industry are plentiful and a potential source of envy for many aspiring, wannabe stars.

Years ago I asked the gatekeeper at the local performing arts center a number of questions, including, "which entertainer passing through here was the rudest/meanest?" He had worked there for a number of years at the time. Without equivocation he responded "Jerry Lewis." I'm fairly certain he entertained there multiple nights so that would discredit the "one of those days" excuse.

As Jerry battles pnemonia and recovers from a mild heart attack it's illustrative to examine his life. He had it all in the world's eyes and even "gave back to the community." In the end though all of his good works won't negate the sentence of spiritual death imparted by Eve's husband Adam. Hopefully he'll make it.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sex at the World Cup

It seems Germany has taken in an additional 40,000 "prostitutes", on top of the existing 400,000, to accommodate the increased demand for fornicative favors between World Cup soccer games. So, while the German government thinks tax revenues it overlooks the plight of the women shipped in against their will to "facilitate the process."

Sex trafficking is said to be about a $10 billion a year industry, which equates to about 30 million people being exploited to produce that figure. Naturally, the U.N. blames social end economic injustice for the problem, as opposed to good old fashioned sin. Therefore, expect any U.N. solution to increase poverty and increase sex slaves (See: fire, back).

The answer to the sex slave industry is the spread of the Christian gospel. No other Person outside of Jesus Christ has any power or compelling reason capable of convincing traffickers into giving up their work for one of noble and just character.

As an aside, it's ironic that feminists, purporting to be defenders of woman's rights, till the soil of the minds of women with false notions that ultimately serves to increase the chances of women being thrust into the sex slave industry against their will (see: fire, back).

In closing of this observation, an excerpt from the German Constitution,

"1. BASIC RIGHTS

Article 2 (Rights of liberty).

"2. Everyone has the right to life and to inviolability of his person. The freedom of the individual is inviolable. These rights may only be encroached upon pursuant to a law."

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Bilderberg Meeting Fails to Make News

The annual meeting of the Bilderbergers started yesterday and is scheduled to run for 3 days. The Bilderbergers are the self-anointed political and wealthy elite that meet once a year to discuss who knows what. The media "voluntarily" omits covering the extravaganza, focusing instead on bigger news stories, like soccer games (see: Cup, World).

A partial list of attendees from the 2004 meeting included: Senator John Edwards, D-N.C. (the guy that ran with Kerry in '04) Henry Kissinger, Melinda Gates (Bill's wife), David Rockefeller, Timothy F. Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company; Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition; Collins, Timothy C - MD and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings LLC, Yale School of Management, Trilateral Commission; Max Boot - "Neoconservative," Council on foreign Relations, Features Editor, Wall Street Journal; Kemal Dervis - Member of Parliament, former senior World bank official; Anna Diamantopoulou - member of Parliament, former European Commissioner for Social Affairs; Richard N Haas - President, Council on Foreign Relations, former Director of Policy and Planning staff, State Department; Lars Heikensten- Governor, Swedish Central Bank; William J. McDonough - Chairman and CEO, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, former president, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; David Rockefeller - Member JP Morgan International Council, Chairman, Council of the Americas; Peter Weinberg - CEO, Goldman Sachs International; George A David - Chairman, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA; Jon S. Corzine - Senator (D-NJ), Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs; Kenneth Clarke - Member of Parliament (Con.), Deputy Chairman, British American Tobacco; and Francesco Giavazzi - Professor of Economics, Bocconi University; adviser, World Bank and European Central bank.

To view a more exhaustive list of attendees click here.

The mainstream media thirsts for the gathering of famous people to collect viewers. Viewers means bling. (Not to mention the ability to say, "I covered so and so" at future high level luncheons.) Not covering Bilderberg meetings is another reason to believe the major media is mostly a lapdog for elitists of various stripes.

One wonders if the meetings open with a reading of Psalm 2. It reads,

"1 Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the Lord
and against his Anointed One.

3 "Let us break their chains," they say,
"and throw off their fetters."

4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.

5 Then he rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

6 "I have installed my King
on Zion, my holy hill."

7 I will proclaim the decree of the Lord:
He said to me, "You are my Son;
today I have become your Father.

8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You will rule them with an iron scepter;
you will dash them to pieces like pottery."

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear
and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry
and you be destroyed in your way,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him."

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Category V Goracaine













A Goracaine (middle) spins in a clockwise fashion as seen here in the Al Gore movie promo poster.

Hurricane Floyd (1999; upper left) rotated in a counterclockwise motion. Hurricane Katrina (2005; (lower) also rotated counterclockwise. Camille, Ivan, Rita, Gilbert and all the other hurricanes of days gone by rotated counterclockwise. As Al Gore lectures us about global warming let us remember that his message is as accurate as his movie poster.

Monday, June 05, 2006

666 - Opening in Theaters Everywhere!



With the June 6, 2006 (6-6-06) opening of The Omen, Hollywood hopes to tap into the wallets of young, virulent males. They'll be taught 666 is all things Satan. Wrong. They'll be the objects of fear tactics. No reason. They'll be out $15 for popcorn and an aspartame-laced diet coke. In many cases, yes.

Turning to the Bible for deciphering 666, there are a few scriptural nuggets to plum. My observation has always been that the postmillennialist viewpoint of eschatology is the most consistent with full biblical revelation (no pun intended). It ties in with understanding 666. Plumbing it further...

The "sea beast" the apostle John wrote of in the New Testament book, Revelation, was in reference to the old Roman Empire in a general sense, and Nero Ceasar in a specific sense. Revelation 13:18 reads, “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six.”

This sea beast was to be wicked. Revelation 13:2 reads, “And the beast (emphasis-mine) which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

Nero's persecution of the church lasted from November 64 to June 68, or 42 months, as called for in Revelation 13:5. It reads, “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.”

The beast would also be a political leader. Revelation 13:7 reads, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”

When Nero Ceasar's name is written in Hebrew--Neron Kesar--using a cryptogram it adds up to 666— six hundred, sixty-six—NOT "six-six-six" as is often stated in conversation (see graphic above). Jews and Romans both assigned numerals to their alphabets and no such system exists with the English language. A number that can be translated into a name and vice-versa is what is known as a cryptogram. This was popular during the first century and God specifically addresses those living during the first century with the book of Revelation. That's why he uses a cryptogram. Notice too that God had the Hebrew spelling of Nero's name equate to 666 and not the Latin, Greek or any other language's spelling.

In consideration of his wickedness, his political reign, his length of time in office, and the Hebrew spelling of his name, only Nero Ceasar meets all of the criteria for "being" 666.

Revelation is a scathing rebuke of the Jews who pierced Christ, and having 666 equate to the Hebrew spelling of Nero Ceasar ensured that most every Jew would be capable of figuring this out. This of course does not imply Gentiles aren't responsible for Christ's crucifixion as all men, being related to Adam, have a death sentence against them at birth.

God seems to have chosen 666 because six was God's number representing man (and beast). God created man on the sixth day. Seven has always been "God's number" (the seven thrones, the seven lampstands, the seven stars, etc.) representing Himself. 666 emphasizes that the beast would be a cut under (a big cut) the majesty and awesomeness of God. Six falls short of seven. Tripling six emphasized that God is superior to man.

Rest assured, Hollywood's scholarly traits will shine dimly with The Omen, as they did with The Da Vinci Code. You might say it's not a good omen if you think you came away plumb wiser for having watched The Omen.

Openmindedness - Intellectual Suicide

In our postmodern culture openmindedness is heralded as a major virtue. Essentially it means to be open to new things. To pursue enlightenment.

However, taken to its logical conclusion, if openmindedness "succeeds" then one must end the trial and declare a certain intellectual rabbit trail closed. What was open is not shut. In other words, for openmindedness to bear fruit it must end with closedmindedness.

Given this imperative, why be openminded in the first place? It's self-defeating. The whole premise of open verses close is wrong to begin with. The more relevant and helpful dichotomy to decipher is truth v. Truman Show.

U.S.S. Liberty Anniversary



June 8 marks the 39th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty, an American freighter that had been used for gathering military intelligence. The attack killed 34 and wounded 173 Americans, a hefty figure when considering the crew only numbered 297. The ship was merely floundering in international waters that sunny day, just 14 miles off the Sinai Peninsula, monitoring the Arab-Israeli War, which was on day #4. Despite the presence of an American flag, Israeli Mystere and Mirage-III fighter bombers still uncorked an array of rockets, cannon fire and napalm. Three Israeli torpedo boats launched five torpedos with one making a 40-foot hole in the side of the Liberty (hole easily seen in photo at right). This blast alone accounted for 26 of the deaths. Within an hour after the attack Israel apologized to the U.S. with the excuse that they thought the ship was Egyptian.

Survivors and even many politicians from that time doubted Israel's attack was a "mistake." It's alleged the U.S.S. Liberty heard things that Israel wasn't happy about us hearing, hence the attack. If true, the bigger story though is why our government covered for Israel while turning American military men into chum.

Apart from a conscious Christian conscience, man's loyalty is to himself no matter what he declares about others.

For more information on this tragedy you can visit these sites below or do a little googling on your own.

USS Liberty

Eric Margolis article

cfl.rr.com

USS Liberty - Israeli Pilot Speaks Up

Friday, June 02, 2006

Montenegro Emerges

Congratulations to the Montenegrins for seceding from Serbia, the last vestige of the former communist Yugoslavia. Pro-Serbs (i.e. antisecessionists) were opposed to the idea and stated that these 620,000 Montenegrins can't make it on their own.

That's not the point. Secession needs to always be an option to any people as a means for maintaining freedom if perceived totalitarianist odors waff through the local air. Go Montenegrins.