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Saturday, March 05, 2005

Strongly urge all to to visit Dead Men's Voices, Wheat and Chaff, and Two Edged Sword. The links are on the right. Very good stuff.

Friday, March 04, 2005

There isn't any question about it. We were all born naked into the world, but we were not born into a naked world. A lot of stuff was going on before we ever saw the light of day.

Most of us don't realize this right away. We think the world began with us. But it didn't, you know.

There were people who lived long ago who were doing some important things. People like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And Moses, of course, and the Apostles, Matthew, John, Peter, and Paul.

What are you going to do with these people? There are millions of people who firmly believe that these people spoke the word of God, and try to live by their words. What you do with their ideas is important.

Most important of all is Jesus Christ. What do you do with Him? You have to do something, because the world of today is very much shaped by His teachings and His life. Who was He, anyway.

You can say that He was a poor, misguided person, who was probably mad and said some good things. Of course, you have to say that a bunch of people are idiots for following such a person. But if you say that, then you have to say that human nature has something wrong with it, the fundamental premise of the teaching and the work of Christ. If He was right about that, then maybe you ought to consider some other things He said.

You can say that He never lived, that some people made Him up. Then you are still stuck with the human nature question. But what about the genius of the people who made Him up? To be able to generate and perpetuate such a fraud is incredible. Anyone who thinks that a conspiracy of that magnitude could be imposed upon the people of the world is bound to have a most gloomy view of the world and history. Is is egotism or naivte that would believe that everyone is subject to the mother of all conspiracies except you. Would that then influence everything you think about the world and history? Something to think about.

You can say that He is the Son of God, as He said He was. But then you still have a great problem: if He is the Son of God, His teachings require you to make some major moral and spiritual changes, both inwardly and outwardly. It could be revolutionary.

But not as revolutionary as to think you can ignore Him. Everyone must make a decision about Christ. Not making one is a decision.
Police Arrest 8-Year-Old After Alleged Outburst in Williamsburg Elementary School: "James City County Police arrested an eight-year-old boy who allegedly had a violent outburst in school."

What does this story have to do with Bush's judicial nominations? Everything.

No one would have called the police when I was a kid. I remember the afternoon our school bus driver put an unruly kid off the bus on a country road about three miles from his home. [I think the kid was named Powell, but was no relation to me]. The kid was about 10 years old and he did get off the bus and then suddenly burst back in through the open door, crying, and began to throw fists at the driver. Guess he didn't want to walk home. The driver said he could sit down--he did, and was taken home, very quiet and subdued.

The point? No one even thought of calling the police. The school handled it. I don't know what they did, but the kid was ok after that, although still a pain in the neck sometimes to me.

It's a civil rights thing nowadays. Schools cannot discipline kids; kids know they can't be struck. We know we could be "licked," if we were naughty and it acted as a restraint on me and others. But judges have eroded discipline in all areas of society in the name of "civil rights." The erosion was not done by the legislatures or the executive branches of the government--but by anarchic judges who impose their private opinions and feelings on a "living constitution," finding rights where none exist, and finding "halos" and "Penumbras" and, if necessary, appealing to "world opinion" [meaning elitist overseas opinions] to impose their tyranny upon us all. It is time they went away.

Side note: [My parents would have been embarrassed and chagrined if I had ever been whipped at school, and I would probably have gotten another whipping when I got home. But that was another day. Teachers were respectible, didn't use drugs or have sex with kids. They knew their A,B.C.'s and loved their country. At least where I went to school. Most of them went to church and had respect for church. They thought their job was to teach readin', 'riting, and 'rithmetic. They thought that was enough to change the world. The next generations of teachers had a different agenda. What good is reading if you can't save the whales? The courts protected these idiots and now families are enslaved by them.

But mostly the schools are more and more enslaved by the kids. Who needs a lawsuit? Call the cops and let them handle it.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Please see the new blog at "Good Figs." Use the link at the right.
So now five members of the Supreme Court, taking in consideration "world opinion," has decided that it is unconsitutional for states to execute axe murderers, serial killers, cop killers, and other cold-blooded psychopaths who have accidently not attained the age of 18 years.

Where do they find this in the constitution? In the same place that theological perverts have found that the Bible permits women to be deacons, elders, and pastors, that God is "open" and yields to man's freewill, that good works get you into heaven, that Jesus is not God, and that you can do whatever you want in "worship." If the theology of the Bible does not bind us shall we be bound by the lilliputian cords of man's law? Let's rock 'n roll, baby!

But I guess a lawless Supreme Court has a great deal in common with axe murderers, serial killers, cop killers, and other cold-blooded psychopaths. Both are without law.

If the Bible is not a contract that binds the people of God in ethics and theology, then why should we be bound by our own constitutions? What does a covenant mean, anyway, if nothing binds me but my own reason? If the Bible is a "living" document that means whatever a generation wants it to men, then why should the constitution be treated any differently? Hallelujah! The Constitution lives! at least in the perverted imaginations of five old people on the Supreme Court.

On the other hand, if God is a Rock [Ps. 18:31]and Scripture cannot be broken [John 10:35], then there might very well be gloomy days ahead unless the other branches of government find the will and convictions to reign in this tyrannous court, as the constitution says they can.


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