Veterans Day 2015


On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.~History.com

To all the men and women who have or are serving their country thank you for your service without you this wouldn’t be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Gobsmacked


Does this offend you?

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This was put up by Adam4d on Facebook and then Facebook removed it saying that it violated community standards.  Frankly I was gobsmacked who knew Facebook had community standards.  But it seems that it does and according to those standards Adam4d violated the rules. But, what if Adam had changed a few words?  Now I am no artist so I am not going to even attempt to try but looks at a conversation.

CHRISTOPHOBIA

Guy1:  I am afraid of Christians they’re weird and judgmental and they think they’re better than me!

Guy2:  I hate Christians!  I hate them! They are #@%!!

Guy3:  I call Christians bad names and I hit them because they’re disgusting!

NOT CHRISTOPHOBIA

Guy4:  I am not a Christian and I disagree with them about what they believe but I think they have the right to exist.

Now I got to be honest I don’t think Guy4 exists on Facebook but let’s pretend that he does.  Does the conversations offend you?  If so why?  Tell me do you think that non-Christians are Christophobes?  Are you a Christophobe?  Or are you the mythical Guy4?

BTW Adam4d did a follow up to this cartoon called WE DON’T ALLOW THAT.

Read the rest of the comic here

Catechism


Q. 59 What good does it do you, however, to believe all this?

A.  In Christ I am right with God and heir to life everlasting.

John 3:36; Rom. 1:17 (Hab. 2:4); Rom. 5:1-2

Q. 60 How are you right with God?

A.  Only by true faith in Jesus Christ.  Even though my conscience accuses me of having grievously sinned against all God’s commandments and of never having kept any of them, and even though I am still inclined toward all evil, nevertheless, without my deserving it at all, out of sheer grace, God grants and credits to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, as if I had never sinned nor been a sinner, as if I had been as perfectly obedient as Christ was obedient for me.  All I need to do is to accept this gift of God with a believing heart.

Rom. 3:21-28; Gal. 2:16; Eph. 2:8-9; Phil 3:8-11

Rom. 3:9-10

Rom. 7:23

Tit. 3:4-5

Rom. 3:24; Eph. 2:8

Rom. 4:3-5 (Gen. 15:6); 2 Cor. 5:17-19; 1 John 2:1-2

Rom. 4:24-25; 2 Cor. 5:21

John 3:18; Acts 16:30-31

Q. 61 Why do you say that by faith alone you are right with God?

A.  It is not because of any value my faith has that God is pleased with me. Only Christ’s satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness make me right with God. And I can receive this righteousness and make it mine in no other way than by faith alone.

1 Cor. 1:30-31

Rom. 10:10; 1 John 5:10-12

Frenetic Friday Night


Well I’ll be super amalgamated it is Frenetic Friday Night!

Well in the dark tea time of our soul it is time to take a look at the shift in the cultural norm to see what is the latest developments.

The current ruling by the federal government says that a high school in Chicago must open the girls locker room and showers to a biological male that thinks he is a girl.  So fourteen year old girls are forced to have a male watch them undress and shower and even have to watch him undress and join them in the shower.  Breibart news summed it up with this little list:

  • If you’re a boy who shows a picture of your penis to a girl in your class, you have likely violated both federal child pornography laws as well as local sexual harassment laws. If this happens consistently in your school, the school has violated Title IX.
  • If you’re a boy who says he’s a girl, the girl must be placed in position to see your penis and testicles. If the school does not allow this, the school has violated Title IX.
  • If you’re an adult who sexually touches a child with the consent of the child, you have committed a crime, since children are incapable of consent.
  • If you’re an adult who gives a child hormone therapy or surgery to prevent normal development of the genitals, with the consent of the child, you are a hero.

So you can say that this is the exact time when the federal government went insane.

In the same vein it turns out that a gay man adopted the man that he had fallen in love with.  He did this because five years ago they didn’t see gay marriage as a reality so in order to be together the elder adopted the younger.  Now they want an annulment of the adoption so they can get married because a judge has denied their marriage license because they are father and son.  Read the article here.

And south of the border in Brazil three lesbians have married each other.  Seems the Brazilian laws that legalize same sex marriage can be applied to polygamous unions too.  Funny I seem to have heard that somewhere before.  Seems the traditional marriage proponents may have gotten this one right.  Not that I am surprised.

Lastly in an article from the November 3 Washington Times it is reported that ‘Gay’ rape has increased among males in the military. It was reported that 12,000 men have reported being sexually assaulted and of those almost 4000 have reported being physically penetrated aka raped.  Because of the stigma involved in this it is suggested that they actual number of attacks could be higher.

Elaine Donnelly, who runs the Center for Military Readiness, said male-on-male sexual assaults have been increasing since Congress repealed the gay ban in 1993 and replaced it with “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which was erased by President Obama to allow openly gay service members.

“DoD figures have shown that most sexual assaults on men are perpetrated by other men, not women,” she said.  Read the full article here

Turning to politics an activist with Project Veritas took a hidden camera video of a Vassar administrator shredding a copy of the US Constitution after being told that it was “triggering” and only shredding it would make her feel better.

You can learn more about Project Veritas here

And since it has been a long time since we checked in with our Robotic Over Lords it is time to see what they are up to don’t you think?

Because of the forced increase in wages one restaurant CEO says that he foresees many of the jobs now done by people being replaced by robots.  Now that doesn’t mean we are going to see this:

Instead what will happen is that more digital kiosks will be present with touch screens where you can order and pay for your food.  Yes there may be a human cashier and cooks, although the cooking process could be automated also to some degree.  But actual people taking orders will decrease, and with the increase of digitalizing the ordering process including from your smart phone the need to staff these restaurants will decrease and there will be less jobs for those who would got to places such as this to learn needed job skills to get a foot hold in the job market.  You can read the article here:  Restaurant CEOs predict robots will replace over priced labor.

 

Thank you and good night.

 

 

 

Movie Review: Strange Magic



Producer: Sarah McArthur, Mark S. Miller, Kevin Munroe
Cast: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, and Alfred Molina
Director:  Gary Rydstrom
Writer: George Lucas

Plot: A loose adaption of Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.

I really should have a subtitle on these reviews that would say: “I watch these movies so you don’t have to.”  So down to the nitty gritty, this was written by George Lucas.  Yes the man who brought you Star Wars brought this horror to the screen.  And even if everyone has an off day the part that really stings is the fact that this isn’t just dumbing down Shakespeare as in Gnomeo and Juliet, a truly horrible rendition of Romeo and Juliet, no this is worse.  This goes way beyond that it takes this wonderful comedy written by Shakespeare and turns it into a bad MTV video.

I have to be frank here I hate, absolutely hate, when people decide to take Shakespeare’s plays and grind them into pablum pantomime just to make them appeal to the six to ten set.  Do they really think that later on they will love those plays when represented again in the way they were meant to be shown?  Wouldn’t it be better to educate them up to where they can enjoy the intricacies of Shakespeare’s dialogs rather than dumb down those wonderful words?  (One group thinks that the opposite is true as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is rewriting the Bard’s play into English, yes I know that Shakespeare wrote in English read this:  Too Dumb for Shakespeare)

So what have we instead of Midsummer Night’s Dream?  Well we have a fairyland that is separated by a row of primroses on one side is a dark boggy land inhabited by dark boggy creatures.  On the other side is a bright cheerful place full of flowers and pretty fairies that sing saccharin pop songs off key.  And of course the princess of the fairies falls in love with the king of the bog creatures.  Which then allows them to beat us over the head with the “moral of the story” about how different isn’t bad and we have to be more accepting.  What fools these mortals take us for.

Run do not walk from this movie.  Don’t let your kids watch it.  Even if your suffering from insomnia don’t watch this movie.

I give this movie five black holes.

Catechism


Q. 57 How does “the resurrection of the body” comfort you?
A. Not only my soul will be taken immediately after this life to Christ its head, but even my very flesh, raised by the power of Christ, will be reunited with my soul and made like Christ’s glorious* body.

1Luke 23:43; Phil. 1:21-23
21 Cor. 15:20, 42-46, 54; Phil. 3:21; 1 John 3:2

Q. 58 How does the article concerning “life everlasting” comfort you?
A. Even as I already now experience in my heart the beginning of eternal joy, so after this life I will have perfect blessedness such as no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no human heart has ever imagined: a blessedness in which to praise God eternally.

1Rom. 14:17
2John 17:3; 1 Cor. 2:9