Thinking Out Loud - Ms. Green

Commentaries from a female, conservative Christian worldview. Intermittent observations on human behavior and current events. Occasional bursts of personal tirades,confessions, and discoveries. Frequent discussions about my "Narrow-Minded Faith".

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Note to Non-Christian Readers

This is a Christian based blog. I worship the one true God of the Bible. All are welcome to read and post on this site but I will not allow posts that deny my God or promote other false gods. Because of recent God-denying posts, I have turned comment moderation back on. If you want to see your comment posted here, leave out the promotion of your anti-Christian gods. I suggest you read my post linked at the top of this page called “My Narrow-Minded Faith”.

"Thou shalt have none other gods before me." Deuteronomy 5:7

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So What's Harvard Doing These Days?

Harvard University.

An Ivy League school started as a school primarily to teach ministers of the Gospel.

In its “Rules and Precepts” of 1646, are these words:

"Every one shall consider the main end of his life and studies to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life. Seeing the Lord giveth wisdom, every one shall seriously by prayer in secret seek wisdom of Him. Every one shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day that they be ready to give an account of their proficiency therein, both in theoretical observations of languages and logic, and in practical and spiritual truths...."

So what is Harvard up to these days?

Harvard is now offering a “Middle East Studies” curriculum to America’s public school teachers. The curriculum is sponsored and paid for by Saudi Arabia, and is also subsidized in part by our own US government (i.e.: your tax dollars).

Teachers are encouraged to celebrate the life and teachings of Mohammad and the spread of Islam, and includes lesson plans encouraging exercises such as calling on students to “appoint imams”, memorize Islamic principles, and even act out prayer at a Mosque.

Just trying to promote healthy attitudes toward Muslims, right?

I call it indoctrination. Conquering from within.

Harvard University.

A long way away from its original intent, don’t you think?

Full story here.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

On the Lighter Side

After having some rather in-depth discussions and delving into some pretty deep and controversial subjects lately, I decided to switch to something a little different tonite. I stumbled across this and invite you to see how discerning you are when it comes to whether someone is faking you out or sincere. According to this little test, most people have a hard time distinguishing between real and fake smiles.

I got 14 out of 20 correct.

So how did you do?

Spot the Fake Smiles


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Monday, July 23, 2007

What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality

Neil has done an exhaustive series on this subject over at his place. I commend him on his hard work in presenting this subject in a kind but Scripturally supported way. He definitely fits the mold of "teacher".

Because of comments I've received, both on this blog and privately by email, I've decided to give my own list of Scriptural reasons why I believe God makes it clear that this behavior is an abomination to Him.

So why do I believe the Bible condemns homosexuality?

I think I would start with Genesis 2:24: "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."

There is no provision here, nor anywhere in the Bible, for marriage to be between a man and a man. Not one.

Genesis 19:5-5"And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them."

Sodom and Gomorrha were destroyed because of their total depravity, including homosexuality and other sexual perversions. This sin of homosexuality is referred to again in Jude 7: "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."

"Strange flesh" refers to homosexuality.

Leviticus 18:22-30: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:...Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)...For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God."

The Canaanites were so corrupt that they were engaging in all sorts of abominations, including human sacrifce, bestiality, child sacrifice, homosexuality, fornication, and other profane practices. That is why God eventually totally anihilated them. Homosexuality is one of the many sexual perversions and sins they were practicing. And contrary to what some have said, that this is referring only to Temple Prostitutes - that is just not so. In Deuteronomy 20:18, most would agree that the term "dogs" DOES apply specifically to male temple prostitutes - but the language here in Leviticus refers to any situation where there is homosexual sex.

In Leviticus 20:13 the law says "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

Romans 1:26-27: "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet."

I Corinthians 6:9: "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind."

Some have tried to say that the word "effeminate" is referring to only male prostitutes, but the word is most commonly associated with boys or men engaged in homosexual relations, and the phrase "abusers of themselves with mankind" refers specifically to homosexual sex.

I Timothy 1:10 "For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;"

Again, this phrase is speaking specifically about homosexuality.

God cherishes the marriage union between a man and his wife. In fact He uses that illustration to explain Christ's love for His church, by calling the church His bride. There is nowhere in Scripture that homosexuality is accepted, condoned, or blessed by God. He is not silent on the subject. It is an abomination to Him.

I have a theory - and of course, it is just a theory - but it's based on a passage I found in Daniel Chapter 11 dealing with the anti-Christ. Verse 37 says of the anti-Christ "Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all."

Because marriage between a man and a woman is so sacred to God, I believe the anti-Christ could very well be a homosexual. After all, Satan has always had his counterfeits in his attempt to be like God and be worshipped as god - so what bigger slap in God's face than to pervert the union that God holds so sacred. I wrote a piece on this once - it's here

At this point, if anyone else questions why I believe homosexuality is a perversion and condemned in Scripture, I have something to refer back to instead of reposting something I've already said.

You can say you don't believe in God. You can say you don't believe in the Bible. But don't tell me the Bible doesn't condemn homosexuality. That is disingenuous.

Homosexuality can be overcome.

I Corinthians 10:13: "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."

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The Joy of Worship

Raymond Foss is a very prolific writer and photographer. I frequently stop by his place to be delighted both visually and emotionally. One of his poems recently spoke to my heart, and how I frequently feel during worship. He graciously allowed me to repost it here, but be sure to check out his other work as well.


My eyes welled up
Tears rolled down my cheeks
As the choir sang
Of God’s Love and His forgiveness
Vision blurred for a few moments
So I could but see
Unburdening my heart
In your house this Sunday

You are not finished with me.
You have saved me
For what I know not yet
I pray you will steel my heart
And guide my hands and feet
To do your work.

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this day
And your promise
Paid with your body
For all of us


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Sunday, July 22, 2007

My King

Want to know who I worship?

That's My King!

Turn up your speakers before you click on the link.

If only the world was not so blinded by Satan.

"In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." II Corinthians 4:4

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Protect Muslims from Paranoid Americans!

If you are visiting the mall one day, and you see several young men of obvious Arabic descent sneaking off nervously into an alleyway with suitcases and other unfamiliar paraphernalia, you, if you are an ordinary American citizen, are going to quickly find a law officer, or at the very least, a mall security officer and give him the details of what you’ve just seen. Right? After all, there is a war on terrorism going on, and this post 9/11 world is not what it used to be. No one would fault you for being suspicious after all, would they? Look out, John Doe. You just might get sued over it.

Remember Flight 300 and 6 Imams?

They were removed from the flight because of suspicious behavior.

"Witnesses said three of the imams were praying loudly in the concourse and repeatedly shouted 'Allah' when passengers were called for boarding US Airways Flight 300 to Phoenix. 'I was suspicious by the way they were praying very loud,' the gate agent told the Minneapolis Police Department. Passengers and flight attendants told law-enforcement officials the imams switched from their assigned seats to a pattern associated with the September 11 terrorist attacks and also found in probes of U.S. security since the attacks -- two in the front row first-class, two in the middle of the plane on the exit aisle and two in the rear of the cabin.

A google search will give you a lot of additional information from eyewitnesses and various news sources on the episode.

Well, it seems that the group of “humiliated” Muslims have filed a federal lawsuit “…against US Airways and unknown 'John Doe' passengers."

The imams were removed from US Airways Flight 300 on Nov. 20 after fellow passengers on the Minneapolis-to-Phoenix flight complained about the imams' suspicious behavior.”

This frivolous and unwarranted lawsuit resulted in several Republicans presenting an amendment that would have protected average “John Doe” citizens who report suspicious activity.

But…you guessed it. The Democrats – the bleeding heart liberals voted it down.

The Dems are not interested in protecting you and me. They’re more interested in playing “diplomacy” with their Muslim friends. Dems aren't interested in fighting terrorism. They're more interested in being friends with CAIR.

“This is a slap in the face of good citizens who do their patriotic duty and come forward, and it caves in to radical Islamists," said Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee.”

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Don't Do That!

Ever seen a “wet paint” sign and been tempted to touch it to see if it was true?
Human nature causes us to want to do what we’re told not to do. Rebellion is a trait we’re all born with.

A friend of mine tells of a time when he and another friend were sitting at a mall while their wives shopped, watching people go by, listening to the sounds around them, and just generally being bored. Then one of them stopped and fixed their eyes on one particular object across the mall in a nearby shop.

A box was sitting in the corner of the store with a sign on it that said “Don’t look in here”. As he stared at it, he realized that his friend’s eyes were also fixed on the same box. Well, I’m sure you can figure out the rest of the story…

Admit it. At some point in your life, you’ve been told not to do something, and even if you didn’t give in to the temptation, you at least thought about it. Like I said, it’s human nature (what the Bible calls our sin nature).

So this story should come as not surprise:

Anti-Smoking Ads Have Opposite Effect on Teens

( - The more exposure middle school students have to anti-smoking ads, the more likely they are to smoke, according to a new University of Georgia study. The findings are reported in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Hye-Jin Paek, an assistant professor at UGA, found that many anti-smoking ad campaigns backfire because they encourage the rebellious nature of youth.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

My Narrow-Minded Faith

I’m sometimes criticized for my “narrow-minded” view of God and my belief that my God is the one true God, and that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. I’m told by some that there are many paths to God and that He reveals Himself to different cultures in different ways.

But you see, I would not be true to the God I believe in if I espoused those same notions about “many paths to God” that I hear so often. I would not be a true follower.

My God makes it clear that He IS the only God, and that Jesus IS the only way. As for my background, I’m an American of both European and American Indian descent. Because of the ministry I'm involved in, I have Christian friends around the world -Singapore, Korea, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Germany, the Philippines, etc. and yes I have Jewish Christian friends and American Indian Christian friends as well; - all different cultures, but with the same faith in the one True God. The Bible was originally presented to the Jews, with the purpose of being spread throughout the world. So there’s no mention in Scripture of God’s plan being to reveal Himself to different cultures in different ways. In fact, He said just the opposite:

And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15

“…It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.” Acts 13:46

Following are just a very few of the literally hundreds of verses that tell me that I am to worship no other god.

I am to submit to no other god.
I am to refuse to participate in any homage to any other god.
He makes no concessions for “other paths”.

Ye are My witnesses, saith the LORD, and My servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He: before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me.” Isaiah 43:10

Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and His redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God.” Isaiah 44:6

Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:22

Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD He is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.” Deuteronomy 4:39

That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.” I Kings 8:60

I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:2-3

Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.” Deuteronomy 12:30

Not only am I not to worship other gods, but God makes it clear that I could draw His wrath by doing anything other than worshipping Him and Him alone.

Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke Me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers. Howbeit I sent unto you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods. Wherefore My fury and Mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day.” Jeremiah 44:3-6

Here's one that a lot of people today should be thankful is not enforced:

And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.” Leviticus 24:16

God makes it clear that if we abandon Him, He will not keep His hand of protection upon us. As a nation, if we do not honor God, and we allow ourselves to be subject to false gods, we are destined for destruction. And when destruction comes, God will not protect us.

And He shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, … let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.” Deuteronomy 32:37-38

That is why I was so upset to have a pagan priest praying on behalf of our country and our leadership.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6

If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14

God wants us to turn back to Him. If only we would.

O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear Me, and keep all My commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” Deuteronomy 5:29

If you are reading this and still thinking that I am very narrow-minded and that all religions are equal, then I would ask this question. Is the god you serve willing to share his glory and worship with false gods? Is the god you serve a “politically correct” god? Is your god not a holy and just god? Is your god not that holy, that he can accept unpunished sin into his presence in heaven?

Then maybe you are worshipping the wrong god.

My God suffered and died on a cross to pay for my sins so that I could spend eternity in heaven.
Allah didn't die for me.
Buddha didn't die for me.
Vishnu didn't die for me.
Confucius didn't die for me.
No Wiccan priestess, no animal deity, no Kami died for me.
Only Jesus Christ did that. And then to prove He was God He literally came back to life from the dead. So how can I possibly accept that there is any other way but His?

You may say I’m narrow minded. But I believe what I believe. I make no apologies for that. God has promised me salvation at the end of that narrow road.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13-14

Broad is the way that leadeth to destruction.
Narrow is the way which leadeth unto life.

I choose life.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Death of a Loved One

A dear friend of mine just lost her father after a lengthy illness. The funeral is tomorrow, and I will be taking the day off from work to be her "gopher" and hopefully to encourage her and help her and her wonderful husband to have strength. I know they're both exhausted. I probably won't be posting anything until Thursday - or responding to comments other than to check to make sure everyone is "being nice".

The Bible says quite a bit about mourning, and about death. These are just a few of my favorites.

"A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;" Ecclesiastes 3:4

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."I Thessalonians 4:13

"The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; " Psalm 34:18

"...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God." II Corinthians 1:3-4

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Vatican Goes Green

In the late 13th century, the Roman Catholic Church came up with the idea of “indulgences”. The belief was that since clergy were doing more good works then they needed to, they had more good works in their spiritual accounts than they had sins to pay for. So they decided to sell these good works. Individual bishops could sell indulgences which paid off any punishment due that an individual believer had accumulated in the previous year. In some cases, individuals actually bought the indulgence in advance of their planned sin. The indulgence was written on a piece of paper, like money or a check, and certified that the holder has his punishment “paid off” and had acquired “good works” to offset his sin.

The Vatican has decided to plant a forest in Europe that will “offset all of its carbon dioxide emissions for a year, thereby becoming the first carbon neutral sovereign state in the world.

So the church is making amends for its CO2 emissions. The church should do this well, in light of its past selling of indulgences and its promotion of penance and good works for salvation.

Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Catholic “Council of Culture” said “The Book of Genesis tells us of a beginning in which God placed man as guardian over the earth to make it fruitful," the cardinal added. "When man forgets that he is a faithful servant of this earth, it becomes a desert that threatens the survival of all creation."

I find the reference to Genesis and the Garden of Eden as hypocritical, since the Vatican’s position on creation leans more toward theistic evolution than the literal creation of Genesis.

Considering the vast wealth of the Vatican, Al Gore should consider joining forces with them. Can’t have too many priests in either camp.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Pagan Prayer for our Nation

As I watched the video of Hindu Rajan Zed, with the few minutes of interruption by the only Christians who had any boldness at all (we’re not talking about any Christian senators, mind you), and heard his prayer, I found myself crying. God forgive us, I said under my breath, for allowing a pagan Hindu priest to offer up prayers to his false gods on behalf of our country.

So who invited the Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed to lead prayer in the Senate?
None other than Harry Reid.

Reid, who is a Mormon, said afterwards “I think it speaks well of our country that someone representing the faith of about a billion people comes here and can speak in communication with our heavenly Father regarding peace.”

Our heavenly Father? He shares His glory with no one.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Reid would have no problem with a polytheist offering prayer. Mormons are also polytheists, believing that there are many gods, and that they themselves will be gods one day.

Mormons, Hindus, Muslims, Atheists, they all have one thing in common. They deny Jesus Christ as Lord, Saviour, and God.

The most disturbing aspect of this all is the reaction of many bloggers to the Christian protesters who were arrested for causing a disturbance. The outcry was not about having a pagan lead in prayer, but in the Christians’ protest. What did these horrible protestors say?

The three Christian protestors were heard to shout:

Lord Jesus, forgive us Father for allowing a prayer of the wicked, which is an abomination in Your sight,"

No Lord but Jesus Christ" and

"There's only one true God."

For this they were arrested and put in jail for causing a disturbance.

The protestors were seen as haters, intolerant bigots, and worse – words I won’t post here.

Some examples of the Christian bashing:

First Ever Hindu Prayer

Christian Protesters

More and more, Christians are seen as “haters”. And yet we aren’t the ones committing the violent crimes against those that don’t believe as we do. The unbelieving world is definitely blind to the spiritual forces at work.

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” II Corinthians 4:4

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mocking God

Policy on comments:

After over 250 posts and scores of comments, I finally had to delete a comment for the first time.

So I thought I’d take this opportunity to explain my guidelines for posting comments.

Anyone is welcome to comment on anything I post here – even if you have an opposing view – as long as there is no profanity and no personal assaults. Those guidelines have been followed up until today. Atheists and Agnostics, as well as those who call themselves “Progressive Christians” have very different ideas about things than I do, and that’s ok to talk about – but one thing I WILL NOT TOLERATE is mockery of my God or my faith. You can disagree, but you WILL NOT mock my Lord and Savior on this blog.

The Bible says we all have free will to accept or reject Jesus Christ as our Savior. God will not force you to make a decision against your will in this life. However, there will be a point in time, after the Judgment, when the Scripture says “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” Romans 14:11.

So you can choose to confess the Lord as your Savior now, and spend eternity in heaven; or after the Judgement, and spend eternity in hell. Regardless, you WILL do that one day.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

One Nation Under gods

According to this story, a Hindu is scheduled to open the Senate in prayer tomorrow.

One nation, under Gods, becoming more and more divided, with liberty for the elite.

What is wrong with our politicians? A Hindu?

From wikipedia: "According to the United States Department of State's International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1], the number of Hindus in the United States is approximately 1,478,670, or 0.5% of the total population."

I predict that within the next 2 years there will be a wiccan opening prayer in the Senate. Why not? It's no less ridiculous than a Hindu or a Muslim.

First the revisionists rewrote our history. Now the humanistic architects are rebuilding it into a creation that has no resemblance to its original foundation.

But humanists don't believe in God, you say. Exactly my point. By kicking God out of the public forum and then inviting and attempting to bring all false gods up to the same level as the one true God, without partiality they eliminate the significance (in their eyes) of God in our lives. In other words, it's all superstition, so what difference does it make which god we pray to?

If and when the rapture comes in my lifetime, it's going to be very hard not to laugh at the world as it disappears from my sight. Then I'll probably cry.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Is This Really a Bad Thing?

Is the state of Louisiana growing or shrinking?

Louisiana loses about 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) of land each year to coastal erosion, hurricanes, other natural and human causes and a thing called subsidence, which means sinking. Much of New Orleans actually sits 11 feet (3.4 meters) below sea level. Parts of the French quarter have sunk 2 feet in the past six decades. The city is protected by dikes, but all experts agree that storm tides from a direct hit by a major hurricane would breach the system and swamp much of the city. In 2000, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Chip Groat, said: "With the projected rate of subsidence, wetland loss and sea-level rise, New Orleans will likely be on the verge of extinction by this time next century."

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Homosexuality Discussion Ongoing

Sometimes I post something and comments are made, and then we all move on. But sometimes months later, the post pops back up because someone reads it and starts a conversation back up again on it.

Such is the case with this post from last November:

Homosexuality: Identity or Behavior?

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Monday, July 9, 2007

Slidell Jesus is Offensive

The America I knew has ceased to exist.

In Slidell, Louisiana, an anonymous complainer has managed to enlist the ACLU in filing suit because of a painting hanging in the courthouse lobby. The painting, which has hung there longer than anyone can remember, is a picture of Jesus Christ holding out a New Testament. Below the picture are these offensive words:

To Know Peace, Obey These Laws

The painting itself is a copy of a 16th century Russian Orthodox icon and has a message on it in the Russian language, which is also deemed offensive:

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” And “For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged.”

One person, in all the years that it has hung there in the courthouse, has complained, and now the ACLU must take action and sue to have it removed.

ON THE OTHER HAND, if you happen to be Muslim, you get special privileges:

Northwestern University caters to Muslim students

Airport adds foot basins for Muslim cabbies

Target Stores cater to Muslim Cashiers

The stories are never ending. While Christianity is being forced back into the churches, Muslims are gaining ground.

Non Christians are so intent on stamping out Christianity that they seem blind to this insidious religion’s gaining of ground right here in our own backyard.

When are Americans going to wake up? ARE they going to wake up?

The spiritual realm is as real as the physical one. And right now, there’s a war going on in the spiritual realm just as there is a war going on in the physical world. I know how the spiritual war ends, and the Christians win. I’m not as sure about the physical ones.

I know there are others as sick of this ridiculous junk as I am.
But what are we going to do about it?

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Somebody Call Al Gore!

If global warming is not bad enough, there is an even more frightful future in store for us. It has to be our fault, and we need to do something about it immediately.

It appears that the earth is shrinking, and that the distance between North America and Europe is increasing.

Scientists have determined that the earth’s diameter is 5mm less than it was 5 years ago, and that the distance between North American and Europe is increasing at the rate of about 18mm a year.

What will this mean for the future of mankind?

I have a few suggestions (al la Gore thinking):

1. Since the world is obviously overpopulated now, its shrinking should escalate our population control efforts or we’ll be literally squashed together so tightly that we’ll suffocate.

There should be an immediate ban on all births worldwide.

By doing that, the population should shrink enough in the next generation that the smaller terra firma will still be able to accommodate those of us who are left.

2. China and North Korea are already our enemies. Now that the distance between us and Europe is widening, it’s logical to predict (just look at a world map) that we’re getting closer to China and North Korea, and will most likely end up running into them…literally.

There should be an immediate law passed in this country that all public school children should be taught Chinese and Korean as a first and second language.

Our foreign policy on China should also become extremely aggressive in their favor –after all, there are a lot more of them than there are of us…and we don’t want trouble. Just as with terrorists, if we just have the right foreign policies we’ll all be able to get along and nobody will hate us.

These are just suggestions. I know there are more qualified individuals to determine our strategy from this point on.

Al will know what to do.


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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Father, Son and Holy Spirit - to Whom to Pray?

I believe in the Trinity. I don’t understand it, but I believe in it. The Bible clearly teaches that God is One, but that He is Three distinct Persons in One. However, this post is not going to be an “Evidence for the Trinity” post.

How do I decide to Whom I should pray? For years now I didn’t have an answer to that question, and when I prayed, I sometimes prayed to God the Father. Other times, I prayed to Jesus, or the Holy Spirit. Then recently during some personal study time I happened upon this verse, found in 2 Corinthians.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”

This opened up a new perspective for me as to Whom I pray to, depending on the request. I offer it not as a guideline, or even a prerogative, but hopefully as a help in others’ prayer time.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ… When asking for mercy, for strength in tough times, for specific material needs or wants, I realize that it is only by grace that I will receive these things. Grace is unmerited, undeserved, and unearned. Therefore my focus is on Jesus Christ, the One by Whose grace I was saved.

...and the love of God… God is love. He says so Himself (1 John 4:8). So when praying for others who are suffering physically, mentally, spiritually, or emotionally, I call on the God of love, Who is able to comfort in those tough times of need through His unfailing love.

and the communion of the Holy Ghost… Communion – fellowship – relationship. When praying for relationship issues (troubled marriages, teens in rebellion, animosity among church members, etc.) I pray to the Holy Spirit for these things, knowing that He is able to mend relationships and strengthen them as well. I also pray to the Holy Spirit when I don’t really know WHAT to pray, but just feel a need to be in the presence of God. I base this on Romans 8:26, which tells us that the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us when we don’t know what to pray for.

Yes, I pray on behalf of myself and others, doing as Philippians 4:6 commands us to do, but when I am simply praying in worship, I praise God in all His majesty, God the Father, Jesus the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. It is in the worshipful prayer that I feel His presence the most.

God is so good. Regardless of how I pray, or even IF I pray, He is always there, and always knows my needs and wants even before I do.

Romans 8:26:"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."

Philippians 4:6: "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ridiculous complaint of the Week

Khadijah Farmer is humiliated. After all, she only went into the ladies public restroom to do what most ladies do in public restrooms – and was confronted and told to leave the restroom and the restaurant.

How rude, you say?

There’s one problem. She’s a lesbian. She looks, acts, dresses, and moves like a man. And when she went into the women’s restroom, it was quickly reported that there was a man in the ladies’ room.

She's complaining. Says it's inconceivable to her that this could happen.

DUH. If you don’t want to be mistaken for a man, then do something about it. Try looking like a woman. Otherwise, your cry of “humiliation” is disingenuous.


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