Monthly Archives: January 2010

Human Sexuality & The Scripture

For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of David.

Psa 8:1 O Jehovah, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth, Who hast set thy glory upon the heavens!
Psa 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Psa 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
Psa 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psa 8:5 For thou hast made him but little lower than God, And crownest him with glory and honor.
Psa 8:6 Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet:
Psa 8:7 All sheep and oxen, Yea, and the beasts of the field,
Psa 8:8 The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, Whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
Psa 8:9 O Jehovah, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth!

I have emboldened the passage that is often overlooked, or left unexplained to most Christians, perhaps because Paul, an Apostle to the nations wrote and spoke primarily Greek, and so would have referenced the Septuagint and not the Masoretic text, which is used in the American Standard Version translation above.

It is important to understand that concept. No other creation is allowed to make an image of the living God. Not angels, who in Noah’s day left their place and procreated the Nephilim, and brought about the destruction of that world.

So we as humans are just short of God in these things. All the sexual morality of the Scriptures hangs on this concept. Think about it. There is no hierarchy of errors in these things. The error is the abuse of this very principle.

Along these lines, one can better understand what spiritual adultry is, the mixing of things of the spirit, and the things of the flesh. Let those with ears to hear, hear, let those with eyes to see, see.

All You Need Is Love

Love follows trust, and therein lies the rub.

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration pours 30,000 additional troops into Afghanistan, it has begun grappling with the next great dilemma of this long war: whether to reconcile with the men who sheltered Osama bin Laden and who still have close ties to Al Qaeda.

First, we overlook the fact that the Taliban offered to turn him over under certain conditions, before the war, but the impulses of America at the time was not conducive to toleration of the necessary negotiations that the offer would have entailed.

But any offer of peace needs to be explored. Killing of, and being killed by, more and more people, is hardly a winning scenario. You reach a limit on your return in investment. Neither side is an existential threat to other, all they can do is prolong the misery of the innocent here and abroad.

There are many reasons not to fight wars anyway, one is they are economically recessionary, and we don’t need that while Wall Street continues to ramp up the credit default ponzis, YA.

The thing is how to build up trust to a point where an agreement can be reached. I am more aware of American distrust of the Taliban, than I am of their distrust of us, but there are places where diplomacy can find common grounds to address those things. You simply have to try.

But let’s not kid ourselves either, there are people who kill other people because that’s what they do. But to organize the killing of many innocents to kill the few of these is counter-productive to the aims and goals of any of the participants.

What would be helpful is all the religious stars would just shut the hell up on these issues, and let the atheists work the things of this the world out. The arm of God has not grown too short to deal with man as he sees fit, so mankind’s hubris is just that, hubris. Circumcise your tongues, please, for isn’t it enough that you should wear out man with your words, that you should also wear out God as well?

Deep Thoughts

All the leaves are brown,
andd the sky is gray…

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

World Economics for Slaves- Part 666

This too, alas, is a little off the beaten track, but follows closely the previous post’s thrust.

Funding the empire by introducing military needs to the lending equation

But how on earth can such an ambitious program be funded? In a world threatened by a global deflation in which poor nations work and save only to sustain American consumption – the ne plus ultra in vendor financing – through the purchase of US Treasury bills which, in turn, drives down interest rates so that credit-drunk Americans can consume yet more, this game can – alas – go on for a very long time. (Or, at least, until Asia is ready to transition from a collection of export economies feeding American consumers into self-sustaining national ones whose populations enjoy rising wage levels, thereby creating internal demand for their nations’ products.)

SRA : News

I would also like to extend a thanks to Justin Raimondo, where I came across this article, for his previous insight, that politics is motivated by our hatreds. This observation should not be overlooked by Christians, whose sole obligation is love one another. While the remark doesn’t quite cover all things it is a good place for American Christians to start re-examining their own faith, and politics, as Mr. Raimondo’s description of politics is the very description of Idolatry, although Idolatry is not limited to politics. Love of owns own self is at times Idolatry.

At any rate, I still hold to my previous assertion, that 666 is mans number, and stands for the political, economic, and religious systems of mankind, all of which promise mankind the very things promised by God through His Kingdom, and fall short of these promises, because they cannot deliver them.

In short anything which causes you to hate your brother and sisters, and anything which causes them to hate you, is the work of the wicked one, be they political, economic or religious. Yet others are racial, nationalities, gender, etc. etc., and all of these things fall short of the glory of God. It would behoove you then to pay attention to yourselves, oh son of man, for I fear you do not discern the day of your inspection, nor the hour that is approaching. But I can assure you that it is coming, and when you least expect it, it will be upon you in a way you had not imagined. If you have not learned to love your enemies before that, you will without fail be destroyed. It really is as simple as that.

posted by EZSmirkz at 9:56 AM

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

World Economics for Slaves

This is a little off the beaten path, but it is too important for you to ignore.

Thus while a rise in the market price of oil adds to inflation, the corresponding rise of the asset value and size of oil reserves create a wealth effect that more than neutralizes the inflationary impact of market oil prices.

The prospect of a private pension collapse is more pressing than the accounting crisis in Social Security. As Ford and GM fall into financial stress, their extended network of parts and material suppliers is also falling into insolvency.

With asset value ballooning from the impact of a sharp rise in energy prices, which in turn leads the entire commodity price chain in an upward spiral, the economy can carry more debt without increasing its debt-to-equity ratio, giving much-needed substance to the debt bubble that had been in danger of bursting before oil prices began to rise.

EZ- Bada boom bada bing. Those who are slaves to their credit holders are really being eaten by their god, and most Americans are in that boat.

Recall Pauls admonition not to be owing anybody anything?

Rom 13:7 Render to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
Rom 13:8 Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law.

posted by EZSmirkz at 2:36 PM

Help Support This Blog

I don’t read the blogs as often as I used to so so many of them get left out, but Gary is really in need of some help.

This what health care reform is all about, to be honest with you. I don’t have a dog in the hunt, maybe I just don’t care enough about the issue, or I don’t like to advocate for things that might benefit me personally or I’d ask for wooden choppers and nickels,

Tell him John Cole sent you.

Blessed Are The Peace Makers,

For they will be called sons of the living God,

US Gen Stanley McChrystal told the UK’s Financial Times newspaper that there had been “enough fighting”.

He said a political solution in all conflicts was “inevitable”. His remarks came as the top UN envoy in Kabul said it was time to talk to the militants.

This isn’t reported in the US media because, you know, peace doesn’t make the news here.

Sort of like this report, Dec 17, 2009

WASHINGTON – The Barack Obama administration is refusing to acknowledge an offer by the leadership of the Taliban in early December to give “legal guarantees” that they will not allow Afghanistan to be used for attacks on other countries.

The administration’s silence on the offer, despite a public statement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing skepticism about any Taliban offer to separate itself from al-Qaeda, effectively leaves the door open to negotiating a deal with the Taliban based on such a proposal.

The Taliban, however, have chosen to interpret the Obama administration’s position as one of rejection of their offer.

I think the Taliban have a hard time dealing with the lag time in dealing with the Empire. They also think that the American people actually have a say in what the Empire is doing in our name.

Releasing half baked UBL messages only serves the governments’ purposes, as they are used to agitate, or keep the people agitated, as are all things related to September 11, 2001. Rarely do we hear of the closing of the US air base in Saudi Arabia since the war on Iraq ended the need for no fly zones either. So shifting motivations are making the peace process extremely difficult, as is discerning the truth.

The American people are very much in love with their perception of America, as they should be, with the perception of it, but whether that perception comports with the reality is another question altogether given the anemic media here.

Given we live in the, “information age,” we are subjected to both bogus, and lack thereofs, of the coin of realm, accurate information, not only in America, as per the war on Iraq. At least not from any media outlets that rely on corporate advertising for their revenue, since both foreign and domestic affairs are so politicized.

While much could be accomplished from a religious level, more effort is spent on internal disputing within those religions than on the substantive messages delivered to man from God. Quibbling over minutiae are engendering horizontal violence which serves the interests of tho elites, not the common man.

For those reasons I have left off the former things, and started to pursue the things of Jehovah, and call on all who fear the living God to repent and turn around, because when that One says, “Peace!”, He will be standing for war.

No Shock

To Mormons. Seems this would be old news.

Lord Rees, the president of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal, said such a discovery would be a moment which would change humanity.

Science still following faith.

What ever form life takes, it will not have evolved the same as that of Earth’s, intelligent or otherwise. Finding microbes will only pose more questions that we cannot answer. Finding humanoids advanced enough to be discovered will be the conumdrum. Other intelligent life not so much.

Quicklit scouts a duck and it isn’t really even Sunday

Fiddling with the clicker
jacking with the slickers
maybe I ought to write a song
instead, but it takes too long
so I blog along, it can’t change
the world, but it did mine, strange
how things work out that way. Someday
someone will catch on, and I’ll let go,
never too late to loose your hold anyway.
Just gotta get away, the experts say, you know,
no one believes what they say, so I do sometimes
so I can remember how it feels to say aha!, I
could have had twin inline six cylinder rhymes
if I knew it was a race to bottom of the sky
eye yeye, it’s never easy being so grounded
all the time, but at least I don’t try
if I fail I won’t even be astounded
as though that were something to
be, instead of something to do.
Amazing isn’t it? All for free
just so you can wonder at me.

Y Por Favor, Otra Mas Tiempo

Telephono 1-800-842-2200 por Haiti con Univision.

Y dispense me, tengo no mas Espanol. Mucho gracias.

Why Can’t They Do Both?

Doctor says injured should have had more help as Lancet article accuses aid agencies of preening

The thing is to learn from past experience, as this isn’t the last time this sort of thing will happen.

But it shouldn’t devolve into back biting.

I am reminded of the botched evacuation for hurricane Rita, and the relatively smooth one for ke later. Everyone is beat. Thank you one and all.

*having a hard time keying “e” this AM.

Stop The Wars

Txt 50555 “give” ten bucks. What it cost you to spill a beer on my back at a concert.

1-877-99- Haiti talk to a star!!!!! Then give ten bucks, I’ll overlook the beer.

Afraid Of Their Own People

Federal Judge Dismisses Constitution

“The court has determined that neither group of plaintiffs/purported class representatives has alleged an injury that is sufficiently particular to those plaintiffs or to a distinct group to which those plaintiffs belong; rather, the harm alleged is a generalized grievance shared in substantially equal measure by all or a large class of citizens,” wrote the Judge.

Because of the increasing of lawlessness the love of the many will cool off.

Again, if laws, especially fundamental laws are to be abrogated at convenience, what is law? What is a nation of laws? If those who say they live under law act lawlessly then what is there to distinquish them from the lawless?

These are not hypoothetical questions. I am asking you about your unreality.

What The Video Doesn’t Show

Rioting in Haiti,

Insp Aristide Rosemont, of the Cite Soleil slum area, told the BBC a large number of gangs had begun robbing and looting since the prison escape.

The Haitian people continue to behave in a most remarkable way, acting as though being human is a natural inclination.

So There Is No Misunderstanding

A letter that Martin Luther found distressing, and very much ignored by many Protestants

Jas 2:1 My brethren, hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing; and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool; Do ye not make distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Jas 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him? But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats? Do not they blaspheme the honorable name by which ye are called?

Jas 2:8 Howbeit if ye fulfil the royal law, according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well: but if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is become guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou dost not commit adultery, but killest, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

Jas 2:12 So speak ye, and so do, as men that are to be judged by a law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to him that hath showed no mercy: mercy glorieth against judgment. What doth it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but have not works? can that faith save him?

Jas 2:15 If a brother or sister be naked and in lack of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; and yet ye give them not the things needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself. Yea, a man will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith apart from thy works, and I by my works will show thee my faith.

Jas 2:19 Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar? Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect; and the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God.

Jas 2:24 Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith. And in like manner was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.

Maybe A Good Port For Supplies Too

Just a little North of Port-au-Prince,

The northern coast has thus far been spared by the temblors. It has also long been spared contact with Haiti’s grinding poverty. High fences and armed security guards ensure the holiday makers can snorkel and sunbathe undisturbed.

“The Life of O’Rielly”?

You know I don’t recalls seeing anyone eating gold flake covered chocolate on Tayvay this Christmas.

Update: There is nothing inherently wrong, per se, with accumulating wealth as far as the Christian Scriptures are concerned, depending on what your expectations and hopes are in the faith. Paul has a lot to say about that, which every Christian ought to pay attention too, since it may cause stumbling to those who are weaker in the faith, and that is a thing which he agrees completely with the Christ about.

What Christ speaks of is directed to those who were like Paul, called to a special purpose in the Kingddom of God. So don’t be getting on peoples case just because they have more money than sense, in the spiritual sense, unless they are contravening what the Apostles wrote. I would suggest that you follow Joshua’s, ( the more proper translation of Yeshua, or Jesus,) counsel first alone, then with another, then in front of the congregation. This protects both people. If the congregation doesn’t do anything about stumbling the weaker then it belongs to you to leave and let Christ handle it. Something about millstones as I recall.

Im any case where the treasure is there the heart is as well. Some are having their reward in full, and some are discovering that God works in mysterious ways.