So Dan Phillips post this on Facebook and of course I watch it and even though I am an old curmudgeon I tear up which was what he was trying to do in the first place. Although to be fair he did warn people. So I thought this would be a great Earworm Wednesday. Try not to tear up.
Q. How do you distinguish the God of the Christians from the gods of other people?
A. He is a Spirit
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
For mature audiences only.
We have a lot of ground to cover tonight, robots, mad scientists, culture of death, cannibalism, christian persecution and fake porn.
So let’s start with the fake porn. So someone called deepfakes has created an easy to use app, no I am not going to tell you its name, that can easily swap the face of a person and place it upon the body of another one. Now this isn’t new people have done this for years. However, you usually had to be an expert in Photoshop to be able to do this accurately so that there was no obvious glitches. No longer this app makes it easy and any person with a basic understanding can create fake or revenge porn.
But that isn’t all there are political ramifications to this also. Imagine putting a politician’s face on an ad saying something totally opposite what they believe or what their party platform is. Take for instance this deep fake of Donald Trump as Biff from back to the future
Or how about Steve Buscemi’s face on Sharon Stone from the iconic Basic Instinct (warning adult content)
So now the question is can we trust anything on the internet?
Have you seen this little cutie? He is the latest Gerber baby and he has down syndrome. Ruth Marcus in an opinion column in the Washington Post said that she needs to have the right to abort a down syndrome baby. Her article: I would have aborted a fetus with Downs syndrome. Women need that right. She frankly admits that if you consider abortion murder then you wouldn’t do this, but not her, displaying a fundamental flaw in her thinking she states that she doesn’t consider down children human. Because of their developmental disabilities they are “not the child I wanted”.
In response to this article Pro-life Chair of the House Republican Conference Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA took to twitter to respond to the offensive op-ed piece. McMorris Rogers has a down syndrome child herself and said:
she understands how difficult it is “to be told that your child’s life is going to be different than you dreamed,” but she believes “every baby has a right to life, period.”
Well one of the goals of a certain group of scientists is to create “cruelty free” meat. Basically meat that isn’t grown by animals such as cows or chickens rather it is grown in a vat. PETA has offered a million dollars to sell in vitro chicken. But famous atheist Richard Dawkins responding to an article about clean meat in the Independent says why don’t we go a step further and think about eating human meat?
But don’t think we are at the end of the insanity here. No how about a human-chimp hybrid? A humanzee, according to David P. Barash, a professor at the University of Washington writing at Nautilus, is an idea whose time has come. And why should we do this? Well according to Darash we need to do this because:
the grotesque abuse of nonhuman animals, facilitated by what might well be the most hurtful theologically-driven myth of all times: that human beings are discontinuous from the rest of the natural world, since we were specially created and endowed with souls, whereas “they”—all other creatures—were not.
Yes we have to do this because David P. Barash wants to deny his Creator. And creating a humanzee would “prove” the continuity between humans and apes and thus evolution. So ultimately creating monsters, and humanzees are monsters, is just another way to rebel against the creator who made you.
And Walmart, yes Walmart has just filed a patent for robot bees or more correctly pollination drones which can be used to pollinate crops. The robots would collect pollen from one flower and use it to pollinate another one by means of cameras and sensors to detect where the crops are located.
With the loss of bees over the years , there has been a concern on how to replace them and robotic bees have been in the works. But this is the first time that, according to the patent, the bees can be remotely controlled and automatically detect pollen.
And finally lets take a trip to Sweden.
Refugees, Muslim and Christian, trying to escape violence are moving to Sweden. Except for Christians this move to escape violence has just brought the violence to different country. Christians have been attacked for wearing crosses in public by Islamists. Many of these attacks have been on converts to Christianity from Islam. But not all. And while these attacks have been on the rise the Swedish government isn’t doing anything to stop them. Pray for the Christian refugees in Sweden.
And good night for Frenetic Friday.
Ah Nickelback, one of those guilty pleasures like that hidden tub of Hagen Das that you think your wife doesn’t know about. You know you shouldn’t but there’s just no better snack at midnight. So here’s Anthem Lights medley of Nickelback’s hits.
Showrunner: Melissa Rosenberg
Cast: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, J.R. Ramirez, Terry Chen, Leah Gibson, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Janet McTeer
Plot: How Jessica Jones became a hard-drinking, meaningless sex having, detective/super hero.
I was stoked for this season, Jessica Jones had been one of the better MCU shows on Netflix and so I was looking forward to ruining my sleep and binge watching the entire season. But unfortunately that wasn’t something to lose sleep over, especially on the weekend of daylight savings time.
My main complaints are the lack of a good villain, although when David Tennant shows up as a hallucination of Kilgrave I will admit it was the best episode, too many side stories, and the “family drama”.
I understand that this is how Jessica got her powers story but why couldn’t they have done it similar to the Luke Cage version? That shouldn’t have been much more than two maybe three episodes at the most. But no, meander around with the whining foster-sister, psychotic mother, mad scientist, and the lawyer. And frankly the lawyer why did that little subplot need to be played out? I would have like the main bad guy had been the mad scientist trying to get back his creation, Jessica Jones, and her trying to keep out of his hands.
Anyway I can’t recommend this season I think they really let down the fans.
Q. Who is a Christian?
A. One that is born again, a new creature; one that sits at Jesus’ feet to hear his word; one that hath his heart purified and sanctified by faith, which is in Christ.
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
And he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith
To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Cor 5:17
Yes I know it is Friday but I have nothing prepared come back next week.
I would like to point you to a great little resource called WWUTT (When We Understand The Text)
There you can find little gems like this:
Check it out
So Jeff Isaiah (@1689jeff) and I had this conversation on Twitter which resulted in an Earworm Wednesday post. However, something that stuck in my head was that he hadn’t heard Take Five that classic from Dave Brubeck. ( Click on the link to listen to the original) So I thought why not share with you Al Jarreau’s version of Take Five. Enjoy.
Producer:Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, A. J. Dix, Kelly McCormick, Eric Gitter, Peter Schwerin
Director: David Leitch
Writer: Kurt Johnstad
Based on The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Bill Skarsgård, Sam Hargrave, Roland Møller, Jóhannes Jóhannesson, Daniel Bernhardt, and Barbara Sukowa
It’s rare when I don’t find something good about a movie and this one heads that list. Google gave me a rent a movie, any movie, for ninety nine cents and I went and rented this movie. I want my money back.
This movie violates one of the major rules regarding action flicks don’t be boring. And when Charlize Theron was fighting oh yeah it was interesting but the maybe five minutes total of that couldn’t compete with the incredibly boring rest of the movie.
So don’t bother, if someone gives it to you free use it for target practice.
I am giving this a negative five stars