Inappropriate Sacrifice.

Originally posted on the Dark Mirror: Reflections for Flawed Christians:

Just sent a few of songs I wrote off for evaluation to the Nashville Songwriters Association International….

The first two… were “Christian” songs…. At least in some form….

Thought I’d “tithe” my work product. Maybe… earn some brownie points with God….

But… I read something today… that changed my mind….

I read something today that SCARED me….

Isaiah 1:10-11 English Standard Version (ESV)
10 Hear the word of the Lord,
you rulers of Sodom!
Give ear to the teaching[a] of our God,
you people of Gomorrah!
11 “What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?
says the Lord;
I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
and the fat of well-fed beasts;
I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
or of lambs, or of goats.
Footnotes:
[a] Isaiah 1:10 Or law

I want to make sure that I don’t take this out of context. Sodom and…

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Playing Poker… with God….

Originally posted on the Dark Mirror: Reflections for Flawed Christians:

Had an idea for a Science Fiction story last night….
Just after midnight….

What if Chance did not exist…?
What if Random Chance… was not… and never had been… random…?
What if the appearance of randomness was caused by man’s particular place in the Universe…?
And… our point of view…?

Of course… I developed some mechanics for that….
That I won’t bore you with today….

I also came up with an illustration of what it might look like….

Firstly… let me define my assumptions….
God exists….
And… for God to exist… in any REAL sense… he must be everything that he defines himself to be….
Eternal….
Omnipresent….
Omniscient….
Omnipotent….
All-Loving….
All-Merciful….
Absolutely Just….
Majestic.
Holy.

And… his motivation… must center on Glorifying himself….
A secondary motivation… is the Salvation of Man… but only because that Glorifies God….

Oh, yeah….
And… God is Sovereign….

Now… imagine… you’re sitting across the table……

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The World We Live In: American Pathway to Communism… and the Fulfillment of Prophesy….

Here is the outline of how we get to a revolution leading Communism… or Statism ruled by an Oligarchy of the Wealthy Elite… with absolutely no constraint on their power….

http://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2015/jun/17/greek-crisis-austria-default-ecb-banks-live

First… impose Socialism….
Next… bankrupt the country….
Then… blame everyone who has lent you money… that you begged for… and promised to pay back….
Finally… destroy the banks… the churches… the schools… confiscate ALL private property… and impose martial law…. Provoke the poor to riot… because they lack the money… the POWER… to oppose you… and education and intelligence to recognize that they are just being used… to serve the oligarchs….
Keep the populous ignorant….
Bring in people who are even more profoundly ignorant… and have no history… or knowledge… of the good times… that would lead to Nationalistic sentiment….

When someone mentions the International… they are talking about Communism… which is often described as Anarchy… or rule of the people… but is actually the most extreme form of dictatorial Fascism possibly imaginable… Statism…. The ANTITHESIS of Democracy… or rule of the people….

But… no intelligent group of people would give up freedom… for Totalitarianism….
However… ignorant people’s allegiances can be bought…. Cheaply….
Deprive people of education….
Deprive people of jobs….
Make them dependent on the State….
Make them nothing more than animals….
Then sic them on the Free….
Pavlovian….
Marxist….
Orwellian….
1984….
Brave New World….

When the Pope calls for a Centralized Govermental Authority….
An International….
Justifying that with a belief in Anthropogenic Climate Change….
Trusting the power of humans… and Humanism… to save man… over God… and Scripture….
Well… I suppose some Prophesies might suggest just exactly these two scenarios….

Throw in a few earthquakes… in say… Alabama….

Well….
God is Sovereign.
What can I say?

What’s Missing in America…? An American Ultra-Conservative Right-Wing Fundamentalist Christian Rant… About Abortion… and Accountability… and Other Things Political….

Originally posted on the Dark Mirror: Reflections for Flawed Christians:

Something has been bothering me recently… and today I’m going to address… THAT….

What’s missing in America…?

We ALL tend to blame someone else… and let our own choices slide….
Then… we complain about our “enemy’s” lack of accountability….

THAT… is HYPOCRISY….

What’s missing in America…?

1. We’ve lost our belief in the Sanctity of Human Life….

2. We’ve lost our ability to be civil towards those with whom we disagree….

I can only think of one word that describes both of those Virtues….

Love.

We’ve lost it.
I’ve lost it….
Because… accountability starts with ME!!!

America may CLAIM to be a Christian nation… but when even other Americans… even members of my own family… cannot see God’s Love shining through me… then my witness means nothing… good….

Right to Life does not mean Right to Brutalize Others for believing differently than I do….
God’s People honor God by following…

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Ungodly Anger… Directed Towards God… Death… and Thanksgiving….: jonah 4.

Originally posted on the Dark Mirror: Reflections for Flawed Christians:

Jonah 4 English Standard Version (ESV)
Jonah’s Anger and the Lord’s Compassion

4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly,[a] and he was angry. 2 And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster. 3 Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” 4 And the Lord said, “Do you do well to be angry?”

5 Jonah went out of the city and sat to the east of the city and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, till he should see what would become of…

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Historical and Social Context… and… Jonah 3….

Originally posted on the Dark Mirror: Reflections for Flawed Christians:

First off… some of my comments on Jonah 3 may have offended some people….

If you were not offended… you probably should re-read it….
You probably missed something if you were not offended….

Now… how can I categorically say that mankind does not have the right to happiness…?
Must be because I am one of those Puritanical… Right-Wing… Conservative… Holier-than-thou type… typical… no-fun… fundamentally mentally challenged… Fundamentalist… Scriptural Literalistic… who are the bane of the world… because we just can’t leave other people alone to their own devices… and their vices….

Nope. Not at all.
I believe the mandates and commandments of Scripture only apply to Christians… and are only valid if I choose to accept them… out of Love for God….

I say that no one has a right to happiness based on my understanding of Philosophy. Or Psychology. Of the Pleasure Principle….
Because the Pleasure Principle was never…

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