It wasn’t God


Three times evil men who meant to do me harm, died of “natural causes” i.e. heart attacks. At first I thought it was God who was protecting me. Then I realized that God is love and he wouldn’t do that. I know someone who definitely would do that without any hesitation: my dead father.

I have seen enough of people who reached back into this world after they died to know it is really possible for it to happen. I have always felt angst because my father and I were at odds when he died. I wish that we could have been reconciled before it happened.

He was accustomed to violence, he had fought in the World War two in Europe. He killed many people during that time and had been shot himself. We were some what at odds when he died, but he still loved me and he wouldn’t have hesitated to protect me.

Thanks Dad for the protection. Ending those guys at just the right moment is much appreciated.

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I Almost Died….


I’m out of the hospital now.  My wife took me to the emergency room because I wasn’t feeling well.  The E.R. Doc admitted me because of my congestive Heart Failure. As time passed, I began feeling MUCH worse. The second night, I was having a lot of trouble breathing. It’s very unsettling when you can’t even draw in a breath of air. I felt certain I was going to die at any moment. I must have struggled for half an hour before a nurse finally came in and called respiratory therapy. The therapy worked and my breathing returned to normal.

I’m old now, 73, and I’ve had a very full and rewarding life so I wouldn’t say I’d have missed much if I had died then and there.  I would say it would have been a hard death, not quick and painless, but drawn out as if I were drowning again and again.  My wife and daughter were there.  They also thought they were watching me die.

I know my time to die will come and probably soon.  I don’t fear death, but I do hope it will just be a quick one with no one watching.  I don’t want anyone to share this experience, particularly not loved ones. If God is listening, maybe he will grant this simple request. I don’t think it’s a lot to ask.

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What Are You People Thinking?


This is an open letter to Chris Cuomo, Alisyn Camerota , Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Rachel Madows.

You people control what passes for the “news” these days. In reality it isn’t news at all. It is what, at one time, would have been called editorializing, if the truth be told.  most of us knows that isn’t likely to happen.  Unfortunately, a large part of the U.S. population has been “dumbed down” to the point that they don’t even recognize what you are doing. They think you are actually acting as responsible journalist and reporting the news.

Having been a former professional journalist, it’s easy for me to understand that what you are doing is editorializing every time you go on the air. Let’s just see what the definition for editorializing is: “to set forth one’s position or opinion on some subject in, or as if in, an editorial.” doesn’t that sound very familiar?  It was noted by an independent agency that some 98% of what you report on Donald Trump is all negative.

Your negative “reporting” must be being done with the full support of your employer, perhaps even as a mandate from your employer.  What you fail to realize is that all of your bitching, moaning and criticism will never change the outcome of the election and your negative tone just makes you look bad.  Not Trump, you.

I think it’s entirely likely that Trump will be a two term president and he will be followed by Mike Pence, who will also be a two term president.  What that means, in realistic terms is that, in all likelihood, you will spend a large portion of your career in negative, stupid editorializing, instead of positive journalistic reporting.

I titled this piece, “What Are You People thinking?” perhaps the question should be, “Are you people thinking at all?”

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Questions


Scientist tell us that modern humans (That is people who looked and acted more like us than the earlier six species of humans.) first appeared about 200,000 years ago. God in the person of Jesus Christ chose to reveal himself to humanity only 2,000 years ago. That begs the question, Why did he wait so long?

According to the New King James Bible, John  3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” If this can be relied on to be true, literally tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people, who were born and lived in the 198,000 years before Christ were simply ignored by God. Perhaps the bible isn’t completely accurate except in a philosophical way,

That quotation leaves a lot of room for questions. “Whoever believes in him” Does that mean whoever believes the person Jesus lived or whoever believes and practices living according to the principles taught by Jesus? I choose to believe the latter.

Yet another question is, what’s God been up to for the last 2,000 years?  Must humanity wait yet another 198,000 before the return of God as predicted  in the bible? If we’re on our own for long periods of time.  I think time has little meaning to God; it’s only important to us humans.

 

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What’s It Really Worth, And To Who?


Organized religion got its start about 4,000 years ago with the acceptance of “monotheism” by the Jews. That is, they simply recognized the “one God” concept and began ritualistic group practices of worshiping the “one God.” Further, they created the “Priest” ruling class, who wrote the Tora, a document that essentially defined what they could and could not do to remain “holy” in the sight of this God. Thus they had everything they needed to become a true “religion.”  It should be noted that Islam also had its start around the same time and followed a similar pattern of establishing itself.

Fast forward 2,000 years,  God incarnate, in the form of Jesus Christ, choices to make  himself known to the world much to the chagrin of the Jews, who refused to acknowledge him as the one true God, primarily because of the perceived threat he posed to their “Priest” ruling class.  There’s more than a little irony in that the Jews’ “Priests” actually aided in the creation of the  new religion that was in competition with their own.  With the public persecuting of the self-proclaimed “Messiah,” by the Jews he became a much publicized martyr.

The Gentiles pretty much followed the same pattern as the Jews in setting up their religion.  They simply built on what the Jews had already begun. They incorporated the Jews’ Torah into their own “Holy Bible” as the “Old Testament” and added the historical accounts of the life of Jesus and his teaching following his death and resurrection.  Thus their Bible was and is a historical accounting of the totality of the Christian faith, including all of the philosophies of how one must live to be righteous in the sight of God, from both the old and new testament perspective.

The Christian Holy Bible was canonized in 325 A.D. under the auspices of the Roman Emperor Constantine, who created the council of Nicaea for that purpose.  Constantine used the council’s work as a means of gaining political control of the multi-fractured Christian churches. The council choose from literally dozens of  written “Gospels” to include only four in the new testament.  Apparently, those four were deemed to be the most representative historical accounts.

The Christian church is today splintered into literally hundreds of “Denominations” and sub groups, all supposedly in support of the teachings in the Holy Bible, however, in reality they exist to serve the “Priest” class, not the parishioners.  I realize how cynical that sounds, but I am not writing this in service to the self-proclaimed “Holy” men and women. It should be noted that the Jewish faith has also splintered some what, however, not nearly to the extent that the Christian church has.

The Christian bible is, by and large, never viewed as a historical document, although that is precisely what it is. It is seen to be a “holy” document to be worshipped and “studied” as the means by which one may be “saved” and understand the true nature of God. Many today, at the behest of “Holy” men, subscribe to the belief that the words written in the bible are set in stone, i.e. they are not subject to any interpretation.  The ancients who wrote those words were the scholars of their times and knew full well how to use literary devices to make their writing the most effective.  The bible is full of examples of literary devices, parables, imagery, allegories, etc.

I could go on writing in greater detail, but I won’t. I have my thoughts about who profits the most from the points I’ve touched on, I leave it to your good judgment to come to your own conclusions.

 

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Service…


 
I became confused when I heard the word “Service” used
with these agencies:
Internal Revenue ‘Service’
U.S. Postal ‘Service’
Cable TV ‘Service’
Civil ‘Service’
State, City, County & Public ‘Service’
Customer ‘Service’
This is not what I thought ‘Service’ meant.
But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them
said he had hired a bull to Service’ a few cows.
BAM!!! It all came into focus. Now I understand what all
those agencies are doing.
I hope that you are now just as enlightened as I am.

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Ventriloquist….


Ignore the subtitles, this is in English and it will have you laughing as well, and it’s for real. 

 

 Turn the volume up………

You just have to watch this one!


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