Earworm Wednesday Zac Brown Use Me


So on Twitter I got into a conversation with someone regarding music and one thing led to another until I found this cover by Zac Brown Band of Bill Withers Use Me. So take a listen.

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Balcony Closed


Haven’t had time to see any movies even old ones. So the balcony is closed for now.

Catechism


Q. (3) Are there then other gods besides the God of the Christians?
A. There is none other true God but HE; but because they want the grace of Christians, therefore they choose not him, but such gods as will suit with and countenance their lusts.
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Frenetic Friday


Frenetic Friday, because all your rabbit trails lead to here.

Yes it is that time once again where we examine the fails of feminism. Or as I like to say Feminism ruins everything.

Case in point I would point to this article by Mallory Millett: How Marxist Feminism ruined lives. In this article you come across quotes like this:

The goal of Women’s Liberation is to wear each female down to losing all empathy for boys, men or babies. The tenderest aspects of her soul are roughened into a rock pile of cynicism, where she will think nothing of murdering her baby in the warm protective nest of her little-girl womb. She will be taught that she, in order to free herself, must become an outlaw. This is only reasonable because all Western law, since Magna Carta and even before, is a concoction of the evil white man whose true purpose is to press her into slavery.

Heady stuff indeed.

But then there is Complementarianism.

Yes it is another page in the culture war diary.

So recently Lifesite News posted this article: Christian parents lose custody of daughter after refusing to support her ‘transition’ to male.

And there’s another article that goes into further detail regarding how this came about. Judge who removed trans teen from parents highlight what’s at stake

Again an informative read. But lastly let’s follow the money: Who are the rich, white men institutionalizing transgender ideology

And now Science.

So sure enough they’ve gone and done it. They have created an animal- human hybrid. Actually they have done it twice. Scientist s have created a sheep embryo that is 0.01 percent human by cell count. These chimeras were not allowed to grow beyond 28 days and were created for the possibility of growing organs for transplant. <source>

Then there is the Swedish scientists who are trying to make digital copies of the dead. These scientists are trying to make robots that are copies of the people who have died. In effect trying to offer the dying a type of immortality. <source>

Amazon has patented a wrist band that provides haptic feedback if a worker’s hand is in the wrong place. The wristband can be tracked by a computer and if the worker is in the wrong area the feedback will instruct the worker to move his hand or himself until he is in the right area. <source>

And in the latest development towards Skynet Boston Dynamics has created a robot dog that can open doors.

RIP Billy Graham (1918 – 2018)


In 1982 I attended the Billy Graham Crusade in my city. I had trusted Christ as my Savior and Lord a number of years before this and had a desire to listen to him preach the Gospel. When I was there Billy clearly preached the Gospel clearly saying that I was a sinner who needed a Savior. It was a very compelling message that still rings true today. And now 36 years later all I can say is thank God for Billy Graham

Catechism


Q. (2) Why is not the God of the Christians the God of them that are no Christians?
A. He is their maker and preserver; but they have not chosen him to be their God.

Acts 17:24

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,

Psalms 36:6

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord.

Judges 10:14

Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.

Ash Wednesday


Remember man you are but dust. (Gen 3:19)

Keep in prayer the families of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and the seventeen people killed. God have mercy on us all.

Movie Review: Mr. Deeds Goes To Town


Producer: Frank Capra
Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Robert Riskin based on Opera Hat by Clarence Budington Kelland
Cast: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, Raymond Walburn, H.B. Warner, Ruth Donnelly, Walter Catlett, John Wray, Margaret Seddon, Margaret McWade, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Emma Dunn, Charles Lane, Jameson Thomas, Mayo Methot, Gladden James, Paul Hurst, Warren Hymer

Plot: During the depression Martin Semple the uncle of Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) dies in a car crash and leaves his 20 million dollar fortune to him. Longfellow Deeds a tuba playing greeting card poet lives in the quaint town of Mandrake Falls Vermont. Semple’s crooked attorney John Cedar, (Douglas Dumbrille) seeing a way to hide his own misdeeds drags Deeds back to New York City where he hired ex newspaper man Cornelius Cobb (Lionel Stander) to watch over him and make sure that he doesn’t talk to the press. However, Deeds not the bumpkin everyone thinks he is slips his keepers and goes out on the town. There he meets Louise “Babe” Bennett (Jean Arthur) a reporter who is trying to get a story on Deeds and plays to his sympathy by pretending to faint in front of him. Deeds a romantic, sees her as a “damsel in distress” and tries to help. Babe calls herself Mary Dawson and tells him she’s been walking all day trying to find work. With this she works upon his good nature all the while writing articles about Deeds calling him the Cinderella Man.

Deeds falls for Mary and wants to marry her. At the same time he is fending off not only the lawyer Cedar but the rest of the high society leaches that had been living off his uncle’s largesse. Cobb brings evidence to Deeds that “Mary” is actually the reporter Babe Bennett. Deeds is disgusted and decides to return to Mandrake Falls. It is at this time a farmer, (John Wray) having lost his means of providing for his family points a gun at Deeds and vilifying him for not helping his fellow man and the desperate poor needing relief. After the man has come to his senses Deeds sees a way to get rid of his troublesome wealth and help the poor. In desperation the lawyer Cedar has Deeds arrested for insanity.

Commentary:

This is one of Capra’s best movies and the one that made Gary Cooper into the every man hero that he became famous for in the movies. Jean Arthur, who also starred in Mr. Smith goes to Washington is perfect as the cynical female reporter who has seen everything to see when it comes to men until she meets Longfellow Deeds. Suddenly she realizes that there are men that aren’t always looking out for themselves, and have such thing as scruples and honor which destroys her cynical world view.

Gary Cooper plays Longfellow Deeds. Deeds is an unsophisticated man and that is his charm as is his practicality. He knows that the money has to be used for something useful and not to be frittered away on tawdry things and Cooper exemplifies this perfectly.

Capra once again demonstrates his love for the “regular guy” in this film and how we too can be better by being like someone who is practical, honorable, and decent. He shows exactly what is meant when the Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evils. {1 Tim. 6:10}

Mr. Deeds goes to town gets five stars.