Thursday, October 23, 2008
In a lot of other cases, certain Institutions have celebrated their ignorance of what the Bible doesn't say and had the audacity to make their own additional documents, letters and added teachings all off of their assumptions of what isn't written. Amazing.
Unfortunately, all institutions have followers. These followers do not know better in most cases. They know about Jesus and so forth, and then learn what is taught to them. Everyone around them believe in those teachings, and they do too. Why be an outcast when you can be part of a dominant clique? It's a classic case of peer pressure. I call it "Religious Peer Pressure". They certainly don't do the leg work, and if they did, they would leave the institutions. I have no doubts about it. Once the Holy Spirit makes Himself known to you and guides you, there is no looking back. Scripture becomes understood, and the true teachings take shape in your life. You start to understand that Institutionalized Christianity is following the Open Gate.
Let me tell you about what the Bible doesn't say.
It doesn't tell you about Gay Marriage.
It doesn't even tell you about Homosexuality. After all, "homosexuality" wasn't even coined until the 19th century.
It doesn't tell you about Abortion on a Political Scale
It doesn't tell you about Science nor modern Medicine.
It doesn't tell you about Muslims.
There will be another post on how to read the Bible. Also there will be more posts on these very subjects, and we can dissect what the Bible does say.
Christian followers, I know that you Love Jesus, at least the Jesus you were taught. However, you are far off on what exactly Jesus Taught, and you are even further off of what Scripture says and how it was said. There is a lot for you to learn. But it starts with you, and it will end with you too.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
There were two instances in the debate that stuck out to me and showed Obama as the superior as he has been throughout the campaign.
McCain during the debate challenged Obama and asked to recall one time when he went against his party since he's been a Senator in his short term. Obama mentioned 5 instances. That was the end of that challenge and dialog. Another time later, McCain asked Obama to tell Joe the Plumber how much of a fine he would pay. Obama looked into the camera, and told Joe ....."Zero". That was the end of that too. All McCain could do was roll his eyes.
Obama's policies while not all are perfect, at least are laid out to be understood. McCain still has not offered up anything stable and consistent of what he proposes. What does he propose?
The temperament between the two are distinctly different. Does anything phase Obama? Anything? His calmness and level headedness is remarkable. He's always in control. I also feel that if we are lucky enough to have him as President, we will finally have someone with not only a Brilliant mind, but a wonderful heart.
Do I even need to get into the Christian aspect of this debate? Same as the previous two. One showed complete resentment and hatred of the other. The other one was cordial and personal.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It's unacceptable for a White person or any other person to call someone of color the "N" word. But now, it's completely acceptable to not only call someone a "Muslim" or "Arab" in a bad way, but be openly prejudiced towards one. It's okay to call them the enemy. This is a major problem that is beginning to show itself and it's coming mostly from Institutionalized Christians and their communities.
A lot of people will say, "can you blame us after what happened on 9/11?". Yes, I blame you and your teachers. Since you can't go after "Niggers" anymore, you need to find another enemy to go after. Institutionalized Christians need enemies. They need them because their faith isn't strong. They really don't know anything about their faith and as a matter of fact they probably have doubts about it. Having an enemy helps them with their insecurity. The funny thing about Christianity that they don't seem to understand, is that it teaches you Security in the form of Love. Once you "get it", you don't pay attention to enemies anymore. What's the point? You've given yourself and sacrificed your inner insecurity to Love. Contrary to popular Institutionalized Christian beliefs, this is what Jesus meant when he said that he brought a sword.
What Jesus was saying, is that his Teachings about Loving God, Your neighbor and Enemies, will be a sword that destroys your inner insecurity and immorality. Your true enemy is yourself. The one you need to fear, is yourself. The one with an agenda against you, is yourself. Your immorality and actions are a product of your insecurity. If you have a problem with Muslims and Arabs, it is because you are insecure. Since you are insecure, I guess that means that you do not understand the teachings. And since we have established this fact, don't you think it's time to stop just for a second, and realize what is happening.
There are Millions of Muslim/Arab Americans in this country. They pay taxes like you . They raise their families like you. They go to ballgames like you. They worship and Love God like you. They are your Neighbor.
Do you love them?
Monday, October 13, 2008
"I would also pray, Lord, that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it's Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons," [Pastor] Conrad said.
"And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they're going to think that their god is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you will step forward and honor your own name with all that happens between now and Election Day."
Before I get into my thoughts on this, let me just state one fact; Barack Obama has stated that he is a Christian numerous times.
Whether you consider him "your kind" of Christian is for you to decide, but nevertheless he is an Institutionalized Christian. But he is African American with a Muslim name. What can he say? He was born that way. I guess that means he can't be President because to the Brainwashed Institutionalized White Christians from these parts, he's the boogie man. I guess they never could fathom that this could happen. So they have to do something. Let's make stuff up about him. We can convince them, after all he's Black and has a Muslim name to boot. Should be easy.
This prayer is sickening. Imagining the thousands there bowing their heads, going along with the prayer and then giving an emphatic Amen after it makes me want to cry.
Whether they like it or not, God doesn't care who the President will be. It all comes from our free will. And whoever told them that God cares, lied to them.
And if God did care, I would sure hope that He would point out their bigoted, divisive, and shameful ways.
What is so ironic about this prayer, is that while he mentions "their God" versus the "Correct God", he himself is not praying to the "Correct God". He's praying to "his God". And "That God" isn't the God spoken about in the Bible.
This gets worse by the day.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
These McCain/Palin townhall rally's are getting to me. It was good to see McCain defend Obama today, but it is too late. The amazing thing about it, is that when he defened him, the crowd booed. It is remarkable. We talk about bigotry and racism. We know it still exists. But this day in age, people generally keep it in there homes or with close associates. Now it's on national television for everyone to see.
The Vice Presidential Candidate and the sarrogates has incited these people and brought out their hatred on purpose. These brainwashed, bigoted, institutionalized followers were just waiting for something, anything that could unleash them. Mrs. Palin gave them what they wanted. This is the same Vice Presidential Candidate who hasn't held a press conference. Who has now been found guilty of abusing her power as Governor to settle a personal score. She has been caught in at least 12 known lies and yet none of these sorry excuse for Christians care. They see a White Lady with kids and that makes everything okay, because there is a Black Man with the name Barack Hussein Obama running for President. And she has fed them crap after crap and they eat it up. It's sad.
More importantly, this is downright dangerous. I am seriously worried about Obama. The anger shown at the campaign stops is real. This isn't for show. They do not realize nor care that the person they hate for false reasons is a Father and Husband. They are being played and they don't even know it. This is the same tactic used on them in Church on Sunday's which is part of the reason why they have a problem with a Black man with a Muslim name winning the race to the Presidentcy.
Think about that for a minute. All they see is his name and color. They already have a problem with that. Now mention "terrorist friends", "no flag pin", "secretly Muslim", "radical" and you get the reation you're seeing. They have no problems acting this way, because they generally feel they are right. Somehow in their convaluted, screwed up heads, they feel that they are patriotic because of how they are acting and feeling.
Most of these people call themselves Christians. I can't believe this.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I have written and warned about the dangers of Institutionalized Christianity. Many have dismissed me and most Institutionalized Christians don't like me and consider me the wolf in sheeps clothing. Institutionalized Christianity divides you especially if it's dominant in a community or State. It preaches intolerance, hatred for others, and warns you of agendas from other ideologies, political affiliations and sexual orientation. It is disgusting, and is certainly not Christianity.
Well, if any of you have been paying attention the last few days, you are seeing first hand the ugliness of Institutionalized Christianity. You are seeing and hearing the members speak for themselves in the crowds at the Republican campaign stops. McCain and Palin have now fueled the fire that has been going on since the Primaries. This is their last hope and have nothing left. Divide America and hope that their side is the majority that can propel them to the top.
What they are doing is telling these people it's okay to hate, and it's okay to assasinate. These are strong words by me and I realize this, but if you are paying attention, they are instigating the bigoted base.
This is what has been heard at the campaign stops from the crowds:
A local Sheriff in Florida purposely saying "Hussein" to stir up the crowd. Has Palin or McCain denounced this? Of course not. They are accussing Obama of supporting Terrorist(s) and feeding this bull crap to the brainwashed Christians. And you can bet your bottom dollar that these unbelievable statements yelled out at these rally's are from Chrsitians. It is sad, and it is getting worse.
I figured that this election would bring out everyones true colors. And it has. The Institutionalized Christian base isn't letting me down. They prove me right every day in every way. They know nothing about the Teachings of Christ. These are the same people that spread and believe the stupid email that accuses Obama of being the Anti-Christ. They say that Revelations describes the Anti-Christ as a Muslim in his middle 40's. Well let me say that a Christian that believes in Christ and His Teachings has actually read the Bible and understands it. It's called Revelation with no "S". There is no such thing as a Muslim in Scripture let alone the Anti-Christ.
They are a disgrace to his Teachings. They are a disgrace to the Faith, and they are following the Open Path. They don't know God. They don't understand the Teachings.
And people like Hannity, Limbaugh, Gibson and the idiot bloggers know these people are brainwashed and controlled. They are whores to the powers that be, and they constantly provoke this divided base.
What these people don't understand, is that if there is another Florida or Ohio instance or God forbid an assassination, they will get the division they want. And it won't be pretty.
I will do my part and constantly talk about the teachings correctly, and what it truly means to be a follower of Christianity. I can only hope that these dangerous, brainwashed, Christian jihadist's listen and eventually turn the page and come on board. I will never stop trying. It is my duty.
As far as who showed their Christianity better, I think this isn't close either. McCain just looks downright contemptuous. He doesn't like Obama, and it shows. The reference to Obama in the language of "That One" is not going to go over well with many people. He did a little better this time in making eye contact, but he is not comfortable being around Obama.
Again, Obama was loose, genuine, and had no problems talking to or looking at McCain. The polls are already showing Obama with a huge advantage, accept for the Fox poll of course.
I will be following up with another post soon. It will be about the last few days regarding what I've seen on the Campaign trail from McCain and Palin. I'm not happy, and I need to put this into words.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
When I go through troubles with my wife, I always think back to that first day we met. Of course we all go by our attraction first, and yes my wife was and still is beautiful. But what struck me that day was her sincerity, shyness and laugh. I don't believe in Love at First Sight, but what I do believe is that there is a connection at first sight. After that connection it is up to us to see where it goes. We decide what matters to us most. Is it sex? Is it conversation? Is it their looks? At that time, I didn't care for faith or a belief in God. And for the record, you don't need to have a faith in anything to have a loving and successful relationship. My belief and knowledge however tells me that our connections are put here for us. How we move forward with them is for us to decide and every decision leads us in a direction in our continued journey.
After that first day, my Wife and I talked all the time and got to know each other to the point where both of us would consider each other good friends. I knew I loved her when we were friends and I'm thankful that she took a chance on me and we have what I would call a fantastic marraige with wonderful Children.
Obviously over time, I became to Know God and take up a huge interest in learning the Teachings of Christ. What I have learned from those teachings regarding not just my Marraige but relationships in general was an eye opener. I have time and again spoken and written about the neccessity to follow the Two Most Important Commandments in order to understand and follow the teachings. You start to understand what the route of the problems are in relationships. It's insecurity. As humans, it's natural for us to be insecure about a lot of things. When that insecurity shows itself, usually it's accompanied by actions that we regret. The Teachings help in giving you that security you need. Before the detractors mention after life, it's not about that. I'm not heading there in this post. The security is Love. When Love is the characteristic that guides you in your life with everyone, what do you have to be insecure about? People will break that unconditional trust. People will take advantage of that Love, but the Teachings already tell you that may happen, and under no circumstances are you to let selfishness and ego get in the way.
Why? Because more often than not, people will react the way you treat them. This is no different in Reltionships. Again, Atheists, Agnostics and people from all faiths have successful marraiges and relationships. What I am talking about is understanding them. And the Teachings when followed correctly gives you that understanding.
I don't know if there is such a thing as True Love, but what I do know, is that Love is True.