Monthly Archives: August 2015

Political Prancing

So it’s come out in the news that although the Saudi Royal verbally claims support for the Iran deal they are in fact working against the deal. They are doing this by funding special interest groups in America to spread propaganda.

This is politics in its raw form. It’s not about right or wrong it’s about the will of the rulers. They use propaganda to control opinions. The sad part is that the average person I talk with outright believes this propaganda without researching their claims. If one does put even a few minutes into research they will instantly see that not everything is so clear cut.

So I’m encouraging you to research claims that people make, even myself. Don’t believe anything that anyone says without looking into the facts behind the claim. The true issue lies not in the liar spreading lies but in the gullible accepting the lie without a challenge. That mindset is what leads not only to error but to a carnal mindset based on violence and attacking rather than understanding a person and acting diplomatically.

So let’s do our research and not allow anybody to tell us what to think. Let’s take responsibility and continue to work towards truth and away from error. Only then can we progress in our relationships and promote peace throughout the world.

IMMI-GREAT?

Why should the purpose of immigration be to serve the benefit of the target countries citizenry? When one person moves from one country to another they  are doing it to better their lives, right? I understand the citizens want control but is that control justified?

Many wouldn’t put up with their neighbor telling them what to do, so why is it okay to do that same exact thing to another person who is looking to be your new neighbor? An economy grows by productivity not by merely faking your way. When a business is productive and turns a profit that profit gets reinvested. This can be done many ways from making a better product, lowering the cost of making a product, making more of the product and creating jobs, improving the quality of your workers by higher pay or acquiring more skills. The choices are nearly endless.

When companies sell their product or service they benefit those people. Today, nearly everybody has a smartphone because companies convinced them that having one would make their lives better. While many would start a debate on this point nobody would deny that we are more connected and informed, should we want to be, than ever before. Want to know something? You have free online courses, Search Engines, and YouTube. Some is free but most is provided by profits from productive companies. They offered a service/product and received money in return. You paid for the phone and the service, as just one of many examples.

Just like businesses, people look to provide a service and get paid in return. Also, as businesses provide and receive a return people provide a service and make a return. People sell their time to make money. Everybody benefits because the choices are mutual. Why should people be hindered by who they sell their time to?

There is nothing criminal  (victim, violation, and reparations) of one person going from one area to the next. Americans do it when we pack up and move on to the next State. Why should it be different because you’re not from that State? If we are honest with ourselves then we should stop immigration from between states. Let’s just see how well that goes. America is about being free to do what you want wherever you want, provided nobody is violated. If that dream is destroyed then America isn’t American. It will become the greatest Oxymoron ever.

Stop pointing at me!

So American news channels decided it was a huge deal that an Iranian ship pointed it’s guns at an American helicopter. Its probably the only ship in their decrepite navy that actually has a functioning gun but that doesnt matter. Its funny that a world superpower would act so afraid of a weak nation that only fights in self-defense.

I’m sure later we will find out that the protocol was probably common in that area. Just another piece of propaganda to add to Americans perspective of Iran. Sure, there are historical and logical reasons why things today exist the way they are but why bother when FOX or CNN tell me how to behave?

If Americans should be afraid of anything its their apathy towards learning.

Pagan Prayers and Christian Hypocrites

Pastors that pray in words and not in Spirit are acting along the lines of Pagans. Pagans pray repitious prayers to give th appearance of humility while denying that humility in their actions. Actions speak louder than words and a pastor speaks louder by his actions than his words. Pagan pastors pray in words but deny them by their actions. God called the Church to be set apart not entangled with the world.

Repitious prayers are words of appeasement to the gods of the Pagans. Their prayers are done out of appeasement rather than out of choice. Christians pray to the living God which is why the prayers are lively not reptition. When Christians pray but then act against their own prayers they are acting as Pagans while attempting to wear a veil of Christianity. This is hypocrisy through and through and nobody wins. Although their sin might be lightly veiled they only harm themselves and others by not growing in the Spirit themselves and by giving Pagans an allowance to curse God for such hypocrisy. Will God bless a Pagan Christian mocking His name by covering himself in Christian language while acting no different than a Pagan? Better yet, can God’s Word reach others and change them when the very people speaking act contrary to the words the speak?

Hypocrisy is a major issue in the Church today. Individuals such as Franklin Graham project a form of Christianity in seeking God to influence others but then destroy their beliefs by then seeking agents such as government to force Christianity on others. Every Christian needs to see this hypocrisy for what it is and expose it for what it is. Otherwise, you’re commending hypocrisy and when it’s exposed you are seen as the fool and your message is rejected. Instead of seeking change by persuasion, Pagans seek change by power. When the Church seeks power it is acting like a Pagan. How is the Church to convince Pagans to be like Christians when they themselves act like Pagans?

Hypocrisy helps nobody. It’s high time that ignorant pastors cease their speaking unless they have an allowance to speak. It’s better to know what to say than speak without wisdom. A silent fool is wiser than a loudmouth moron. Even the Bible attests that this is true. The Church can only thrive when it acts like Jesus. It’s time the Church turns inwardly and examines sound doctrine and look to its own affairs rather than condemning the world outside it’s walls. That’s not only what is reasonable but it is what Paul told the Church to do. God will judge the world but judgment will begin at the House of God and will be administered by God Himself. It’s time that the Church prays in Spirit and by actions.