November 2011


We had an interesting Bible discussion at church tonight with the focus on Galatians chapter 2.  During the reading I had a picture of events and an application to today which I wanted to share.  The context is the foundation of Christianity in a region and by people raised Jewish with those traditions and culture.  With that context, one simply realizes that Jesus was a Jew and those of that persuasion had an interest in keeping their traditions alive.

Verses 1-5: “Fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas.  I took Titus along also.  I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles.  But I did this privately to those who seemed to be leaders, for fear that I was running or had run my race in vain.  Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek.  This matter arose because some false brothers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.  We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might remain with you.”

Just a couple of items of note.  Circumcision was the Jewish tradition of consideration here.  It was the old law being used as a wedge issue by false brothers for the purpose of “mak[ing] us slaves.”  There is the crux of the matter when a simple pure system is overtaken by infiltrators.  The purpose is never to make life better for the group.  It is to make slaves.  What is the purpose of Pres 0?  We are to be slaves – well, not initially.  It will take a bit more time to get the slave mindset firmly implanted in the country, but that is the ultimate goal.  As reference, pick any communist country and ask what level the population occupies.  Slave is an appropriate description.

Also noted in this spot is the appropriate response to this recognition.  “We did not give in to them for a moment…”  Here is where the “other guy’s problem” takes center stage.  They came for him and it wasn’t me… The moment “they came” is the moment a response needs to be given.  This country is so far down the road, I have no fluffy feelings about this ability to respond any more.  I remember the massive Tea Party rallies and the ultimate result of obammacare being shoved down our throats anyway.  The lesson of this is that it will take even more of a response to change direction of this government.

Later I noted in verses 11-14 “When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.  Before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles, but when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group.   The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.  When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew.  How is it then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?”

Lesson: when one is wrong – tell him, and not only him, tell the group that was following the example.  Here we have the disadvantage of the MSP which amplifies this tactic from the opposing viewpoint.  If the tactic works for them and is described in the Bible to be used on those who are doing wrong, let’s turn up the volume on this a bit.  I have already written one of my senators on the travesty McRino assisted in foisting.  Let’s just say, I’m in Texas.  I haven’t forgotten Waco.

I found an interesting article describing the tragedy set to occur at the new year.  Found here.  I didn’t look through all of the comments, but found it interesting in the first page how the debate took off on the usage of the bulbs, danger or not of mercury, application of dimmers to the bulbs and no reference to the legality or constitutionality of the congress performing this act.  That is where I stop.  No further debate is necessary and rather more a distraction from the real problem presented.  We don’t simply have a loss of choice in light bulbs set to increase the profitability of GE, we have another example of power hungry constitutionally void congress critters acting outside the law.  My choice would be apply the rule of law, remove every bureaucracy falling outside the limits imposed by the constitution and impeach every judge who tries to legislate from the bench – but that’s a subject for another post.

h/t: grouchyoldcripple

from here

In addition, how about cutting out foreign aid? That amounts to about 19 billion per year.  Add that to the total and we begin to move in the right direction, not to mention reduced funding for our enemies.

I work in home health.  Our company, along with all others, have had about a 10% cut in financing from Medicare.  That means what we were doing for a dollar a year ago will have to be done for 90 cents this year.  The amount of work and its quality are still to be maintained on a lower budget.  Let’s apply this to the rest of the fed budgets and there might be progress…after removing bureaucracies.

From here.

(update) I tried to get this edited this morning and ran out of time before work.  Here is the comic re-sized to the page so you may read the whole thing.

Here is an interesting set of foreign advertisements – cartoons – well worth a look and a chuckle.

Number 9 in the Samson series is finished.  That leaves me 5 more to go.  I am now working on Manoa and his wife.  (She never received a name.)  The two of them are talking over breakfast about Samson and his desire for a foreign girl.

This one should be fun.  🙂

 

I found a definition here:

“The ultimate way to show your love for your loud, pounding music taste. Controlled violence. The thing about the Mosh Pit is NOONE will take offence at you whacking them in the face…(I personally congradulate those that get a good shot in) there are different type of “pits” you can participate in, here are a few.

Closed Pit: Tight, hard to move and hard to breathe. A closed pit will usually happen during popular heavy songs like Slipknot – Duality or a S.O.A.D song.

Open Pit: Generally the worst/best you can pick a target and reach them, throw them across the floor punch them, barge them. There’s enough room to just dive about punching everyone still causing little offece (Do be prepared to be hit back…a lot)
songs that will get open pits are the less popular but heavy ones.
Motograter music gathers a lot of open pits.”

I thought it would be best to start with a definition as I don’t have personal experience of that sort and received the following text from kidinbox:

“O my gosh that is sooo an understantment this yr was sooo much woorse ther was 2 to 3 times as many people i was literaly in a moshpit at {Big Box-Mart}.”

It’s moments like this that reinforce my decision to avoid shopping on this day of the year.  No bruises.  Pleasant surroundings.  Kid laughing at the TV in the background.  No comparison.

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