Friday, February 20, 2009

Man Up!! (Language Warning)

"Motivational Speech" - US Military Giving It To Iraqi Police
(Language Warning -- LGF h/t)

Entitlement Mentality -- Parody

Crappy Cartoon (Pun Intended)

Has The Lost City Of Atlantis Been Found?

Still more evidence of a catastrophic event in the earth’s history. Can anyone say “giant flood?”

But cold water has been poured on the idea by internet search giant Google, which says it is highly unlikely.

The grid is situated about 620 miles off west Africa in an area called the Madeira Abyssal Plane.

It consists of a series of cross-cross lines within a rectangluar boundary about 3.5 miles down.

It was spotted by Bernie Bamford from Chester using a underwater exploration tool Google Ocean.

Mr Bamford says the image looks like a "man-made aerial map" of a city.

Dr Charles Orser, curator of historical archaeology at New York State University has described the find as "fascinating."

He said: "The site is one of the most prominent places for the proposed location of Atlantis, as described by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato.

Even if it turns out to be geographical, it definitely deserves a closer look."

However, Google are adament the grid-like image has nothing to do with Atlantis.

A spokeswoman, said: "It's true that many amazing discoveries have been made in Google Earth.

"In this case, however, the image is an artifact of the data collection process, not the city of Atlantis.

"Boats use sonar to take measurements of the seafloor and the lines shown reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data."

According to Plato's account, written around 355 BC, the city of Atlantis sank to the bottom of the ocean in around 9,700 BC after a huge earthquake.

Many people believe Plato's story is historically accurate but claim he has got the location wrong.

As a result, the search for the fabled city has spanned the globe. Other suggested sites include the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Caribbean.

From the River to the Sea -- Palestinian Rights = Israel's Destruction

Gilbert Gottfried at FOXNews

(LANGUAGE and THEME Warning)

On the Hannity Show

On Red Eye

Evidence Unearthed Obamas Plan All Along Was to Repealed Clinton 96 Welfare Reform


$1,000,000 Dollar Gun Liability Law in Illinois. Gun Control gone mad, One Million, Whats Next!

Michael Savage vs. California Attorney General Jerry Brown over the Fairness Doctrine

Glenn Beck: What's the Difference Between Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez?

President Obama's Health Care & Government Control Over You & Your Doctor

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lakeland Church -- Power in Demonic Forces

The reason for the Word-Faith tag is because all this started with A Course in Miracles through Toronto Vineyard and spread through Word-Faith teachers as "holy laughter." It has progressed not in substance, but in denominations.

Tongues and all... they ask for power, because we know that's what Jesus was all about.

More Crazy Stuff

Part 7 ...but you should get the point... Eastern New Age mysticism has crept into the church.

Jesus, Molton Lava Aliens, Muhammad, and Others (Muhammad does not appear in the video -- really!)

Leftist Bias On Display (or not on display... depending on how you look at it)

(HotAir h/t)

Obama sending troops (a surge) into Afghanistan, the outrage that was displayed towards Bush seems to be missing from Obama's similar move.

Soaking Prayer & Contemplative Prayer -- Really Avenues for Altered States of Consciousness

I wish to thank the Museum of Idolatry for driving me to post on this topic.

Some people think this is new, Soaking Prayer. May I posit that New Age adherents have been doing this long before Christians... thus, making this practice non-Christian, and related to Eastern meditation before it is related to Scripture.

Soaking Prayer Service (700 Club)

These types of non-discerning applications of prayer, faith, and spiritual encounters have led many to follow Eastern philosophy and new age doctrines as something that is Scripturally acceptable. For example: the first “expert” on “contemplative prayer” shown in the DVD Be Still, is a person who in the first edition of his book Celebration of Discipline, that Christians should have “out-of-body” experiences:

"[I]n your imagination allow your spiritual body, shining with light, to rise out of your physical body. Look back so that you can see yourself lying in the grass and reassure your body that you will return momentarily ... Go deeper and deeper into outer space until there is nothing except the warm presence of the eternal Creator. Rest in His presence."

These types of non-discernment lead to people inviting spirit guides (i.e. demons) into their lives and end up like this guy:

Jim Crowder and possible demonic encounter

Women Drivers

Updated Tour of My Library (Yes, I am a Bibliophile)

(Just a Post Linking Purposes)

The Revolt Has Begun... CNBC Leads the Way

No Pulse Yet

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cartoon Chaos

Progression of Violence as Islam Expands

Islam Nots for Me

REVOLT... Is It Coming? Some Say Yes

I disagree somewhat with this summation, however, with the government starting to take over businesses like they are, this may in fact come to fruition. Postmodernism is another indicator of how this may happen as well... people do not know their history enough to latch on to anything but material goods... so this might not be a "tax revolt" as much as a misguided "revolution."

The banks may not only become "Swedinized," but the rest of government as well as the private sector. (No one will fill these businesses vacant spaces because of direct government obstruction, that is the answer... less government, more chance of the entrepreneur to come up. and fill these vacancies) Could this tax revolt be put down any other way but by WACO means? I am somewhat leery of Russia Today TV, however, some of what this commentator has to say is spot on -- not only political, but eschatological as well. Interesting. I wish to thank some readers in Florida for this hat tip.

I highly suggest my post on government models:

Does the Left = Communism?

Harry Reid Redux (re-post)

Our government, as our Constitution says, derives its powers “from the consent of the governed.” The idea here is that we cannot and should not ask the government to do anything for us that we cannot legally or morally do for ourselves. Sounds logical, doesn’t it? With that premise in mind, lets build the following scenario.

You live in a triplex. You are in apartment No. 1, Johnson is in apartment No. 2, and Wilson lives in No. 3. You discover that Wilson is ill and cannot work. He never bothered to buy a health insurance policy because he just didn’t believe he would need it for quite some time. Wilson, it seems, is not good at making rational decisions. He has no savings because it was more important to use that money for bondo on his Camaro and a good Panama City Beach vacation every summer.

You believe that Wilson is about to starve to death. His electricity is going to be cut off, and he can’t afford to buy his blood pressure medication. You decide to help, charitable soul that you are. You scrounge through your bank account and find $200 to help your neighbor out.

Good for you. What a guy!

A month later Wilson is still in trouble. Your $200 wasn’t enough. It turns out that he spent $20 for a case of beer and at least another $100 or so at the horse races. Things may not be all that desperate, though. One of the thirty-five Lotto tickets he bought with that carton of cigarettes might pan out.

You decide to visit Johnson in apartment No. 2 to see if he can chip in. Johnson tells you that, while he certainly understands the seriousness of Wilson’s situation, he needs his money to send his daughter to college in the fall and to pay some of his own medical bills. Besides, he’s trying to save up some cash for a down payment on a house so he can get out of this weird apartment building.

You make the determination that it is far more important for Wilson to have some of Johnson's money than it is for Johnson to keep it and spend it on his own daughter’s education and a new home. So, here’s the question:

“Do you have the right to pull out a gun and point it right at the middle of Johnson’s forehead? Can you use that gun to compel Johnson to hand over a few hundred dollars for Wilson's care, and then tell Johnson that you’ll be back for more next month?”

Obviously, when put like this, you won’t run into too many people who will tell you that they have the right to take Johnson's money by force and give it to Wilson. They might say that they would try to talk Johnson into being a bit more charitable, but they don’t think that they have the right to just rob him at gunpoint. But this is the next question:

“Well, if our government derives its powers from the consent of the governed, how can you ask your government to do something for you that, if you did it for yourself, would be a crime? Why would it not be OK for you to take that money from Johnson by force and give it to Wilson, but it would be perfectly OK with you if the government went ahead and did it?”

Last time I checked, IRS agents were armed.

Another way to put this is an example from J. Budziszewski’s book, The Revenge of Conscience: Politics and the Fall of Man: “On a dark street, a man draws a knife and demands my money for drugs.”

1. Instead of demanding my money for drugs, he demands it for the Church.

2. Instead of being alone, he is with a bishop of the Church who act as bagman.

3. Instead of drawing a knife, he produces a policeman who says I must do as he says.

4. Instead of meeting me on the street, he mails me his demand as an official agent of the government.

If the first is theft, it is difficult to see why the other four are not also theft.