Archive for September, 2008

Ah, Who Needs Hollywood Anyway?

September 18, 2008

So Brad Pitt donated $100,000.00 of his own money to support same sex marriage.  Well, he is out of touch with the average American.  The average American does not agree with same sex marriage.

While there are some traditional folks in Hollywood, most of those in Hollywood are in the far fringes of the world.  Do you think with the crushing economy people are going to be concerned whether Tim and Jim can call themselves wife and wife?

Same goes with the so called global warming.  While The Old Farmers Almanac is predicting a harsh winter, we have folks in Hollywood preaching global warming while living in their 40,000 sf homes and flying around in private jets.  Who needs them to tell us how to live anyway?

I like Brad as an actor.  He has appeared in some great movies.  Will I boycott him?  I don’t know.  I think if he started demanding we all agree with his stupid views instead of watching his movies then I’ll stop.  In the meantime, keep your money Brad.  It is simply a waste.  Unless you plan on marrying Tom Cruise someday.

Many Thanks

September 17, 2008

Many thanks to the friends and family who have helped my family out throughout the years.  They have lent us money, priveleged us with their homes and provided great friendships along the way.  We have had some tough times and good times, but throughout it all, they have remained true, and we really are blessed by them.

You know who you are, and we are always appreciative.

Thanks, and may God bless you in return.

HM and GWAR

September 16, 2008

Haha

September 15, 2008

Yep, it is going to be a quiet day at work tomorrow.  Patriots looked like, well, the Patriots.  The Jets, looked like the Jets.

Could be a confidence boom for Cassel and company as he proved himself an effective leader on the field.

Brady is Done

September 8, 2008

I am still more focused on the Red Sox, and as I said before, I’m not a huge football fan, but it was tough seeing Brady go down like that.

Looks like the Pats are going to have to learn to protect the Cassel.

King James Only Crowd

September 7, 2008

Here’s some transcripts I received from an angry KJV only person.  To start, I was asking on his youtube channel, why he felt the need to slander Pastor Chuck Smith.  My text is in blue, his red:

I have to ask why you oppose Pastor Chuck. You aren’t serving the needs of people are you? You aren’t out evangelizing to the lost are you?

No, you are like those who condemned Jesus. Those pharisees who played question games with the Lord. And like Jesus, his disciples experienced the same assault from some of the same pharisees and sadducees.

I don’t know you, but in 1 minute and 30 seconds or so, you try to berate an entire man’s calling.

Wow. You must be like a God, or something.

Get off your high horse and get into the Word.

From,

An imperfect soldier of Christ.

(Seriously, check out how he twists my words, and comes up with stuff out of thin air):

>I have to ask why you
>oppose Pastor Chuck.

He attacked the Bible in his own sermon, calling himself a liar.

>You aren’t serving the
>needs of people are
>you?

I’m doing what God tells me to do: expose those who lie on God’s book – the King James Bible.

>You aren’t out
>evangelizing to the
>lost are you?
>

Yes, probably a lot more than you.

>No, you are like those
>who condemned
>Jesus. Those pharisees
>who played question
>games with the Lord.

God’s words might be a game to you, not me.

>And like Jesus, his
>disciples experienced
>the same assault from
>some of the same
>pharisees and
>sadducees.

You worship Charlie Smith – you compare him to Jesus Christ, compare yourself to one of Charlie’s disciples. Pitiful.

>
>I don’t know you, but

No you don’t, and let’s keep it that way – I don’t want to know you, I have standards about the kind of people I associate with, and you fail the standards.

>in 1 minute and 30
>seconds or so, you try
>to berate an entire
>man’s calling.
>

I “berate” nobody – the clip is entirely his own words played back.

>Wow. You must be
>like a God, or
>something.
>

Why do you say that, are you anxious to dump the Charlie god and get a new one?

>Get off your high
>horse and get into the
>Word.

Get a Bible, as in – THE KING JAMES BIBLE – God’s words in English. And believe it, and if any smiling nut corrects it, tell that clown to take a flying leap at his left leg.

>
>From,
>
>An imperfect soldier
>of Christ.
>

Very imperfect – a swordless, faithless, apostate, paranoid freak. Go back and shovel the stables, leave the real work for the Lord to those who know him and believe his WORDS.

(You ask, why even bother.  I don’t know, sometimes I like to play head games with loony bins).

Nope, you’ve god it all wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGEmlPjgjVI

That your type of church?

I have multiple translations of the Bible. Do you read the original Greek and Hebrew versions? Because if you don’t, then in your words, you don’t have “a real bible”.

You’re a lunatic.

(Yes, I resorted to name calling…)

No, you don’t have “original” Hebrew or “original” Greek.

You’re an uninformed idiot.

(Ok, where did I state I had the original Hebrew and Greek OT and NT??  I should have given up, but I was thirsty for more).

(Here’s my peace token, thoughtful, and to the point)

Look, I apologize for the name calling, as a Christian, it is not Christ like.

I simply meant to ask if you were reading copies of the Holy Bible in the original Hebrew (and Aramaic) and Greek. Or did you really not know that the original versions of the Bible were written in those ancient languages (honest question not meaning to insult)?

I grew up reading from the KJV, but I don’t believe that it is holier or more accurate than others, it is simply an older form of English. There are perfectly qualified translations which use our modern form of language. Are you a member of the Church of England?

If you believe that KJV is the best, then why don’t you speak in the earlier form of English?

That being said, I love the history of the Bible’s translations from Latin to vernacular languages as were the intentions of Tyndale and Luther. Again, as language adjusts and evolves, it will certainly be a requirement to adjust to a more current dialect.

Certainly it is a not a simple task, but a careful and most precious study must be undertaken by scholars to complete such an undertaking.

I have friends who are part of Wycliffe Bible Translators, and they have some awesome and inspiring stories when translating in indigenous languages, some where they had to create a written language! Their translations takes years and years, even decades.

God’s Word needs to spread throughout the entire world, not just modern or ancient English translations.

Currently, our anglicized English with a complex mixture of other foreign languages shares little in common with Shakespearean English (Middle English). Take it to another level, we would likely not understand an English speaker who spoke in Old English, and would not even be able to read their script.

Listen, I am going to let bygones be bygones. I understand those who love the poetic and accurate nature of the KJV. I too love it, but I also love the accurate and understandable translations with our current version of the English language.

(Does he come back with an intelligent response?)

(Nope)

The King James Bible is the scriptures.

There are NO original manuscripts ANYWHERE ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH so either learn something from somebody who knows a lot more than you do (since I know and read God’s very words – AND YOU DON’T) or get lost.

You never read the original Hebrew Text, you never read the original Greek Text, you never looked up on any lexicon published by anybody living or dead, the God ordained meaning of any Greek or Hebrew word in English – unless it came from the KING JAMES BIBLE ITSELF.

Sorry to break the news to you, but the Bible is NOT preserved by Charlie Smith or even intelligent people who know what they are talking about when it comes to “scholarship”.

I’m not wasting another email on you – I’ll write it now for the LAST TIME to you and you can either get it or you can go ahead and spiritually blow your brains out committing suicide by REJECTING GOD’S WORDS IN ENGLISH – – > THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS GOD’S WORDS, THE SCRIPTURES IN ENGLISH. WE DON’T CORRECT THEM, THEY CORRECT US.

To blazes with any and all “ministries” by any and all “good, godly, dedicated, soul-winning, loving, caring, sharing” HERETIC WHO DARES CHALLENGE THE WRITTEN WORDS OF GOD. AMEN AND AMEN, FOREVER AND EVER – TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!

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There you have it.  My once in a lifetime adventure with a KJV only kook.  I sent him the link to this, and will just let it rest.  No point beating a dead horse, of whom this one apparently had the brain of.

Cheers

P.S. If the curiosity gets the best of you, and you lose rational thought, you can check out his self-postering videos here.

Campaign For Liberty

September 3, 2008

I joined the Campaign For Liberty (and you can join here).  While it may take a while to make a difference in our country, it has to start small and local.  I think there is a new generation that does not call themselves democrats or republicans, or conservatives and liberals.  Both parties no longer stand on sound principles, and both political ideologies have lost their original terms.

Liberty is a popular term, but what does it mean?

Webster defines it as the following:

A.  The quality or state of being free

B.  The power to do as one pleases

C.  Freedom from physical restraint

D.  Freedom from arbitrary or despotic control

E. The positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges

F. The power of choice To start,

A. is the most obvious.  So the question is, do you as an American feel you are in a state of freedom?  Do you realize that per capita, we have the most prisoners?  Is it because the average citizen is more prone to law breaking than citizens of other nations, or is it because we have more restrictions and laws?

B.  The power to do as one pleases.  Can we honestly say we have this power?  Can I grow my grass a certain height without facing local fines?  While you may argue that we can do pretty much whatever we want to do (as long as it does not harm another), then why is the government persistent on keeping track of us?

C.  We should have freedom from physical restraint.  What does that mean as an American citizen?  I personally have not been restrained by the government in a physical manner, but there are innocent citizens who have.  James Yee, a former Captain of the US Army, was physically retrained and tortured because they thought he was a spy and a terrorist.  Turns out, oops, they made a mistake.

D.  Despotism.  We don’t have an example of a despot yet.  As we continue to relinquish our rights in the name of “security”, we may one day see the day when either a person, or a government has absolute control.  Granted, with our system of government, to get that far would take a lot of laziness and fear on the citizen’s part.  Doesn’t the Patriot Act and wireless phone tapping concern you just a little bit?  For an example of a leader with absolute control, see here.

So there you have it, liberty.  I don’t feel I need to go over the remaining sub-definitions, but suffice to say, we are losing liberty as our government becomes more and more bureaucratic.  Last night, a speaker at the Campaign For Liberty Rally stated that we live in the bureaucratic age.  I would define that true from the local government on up to the national federal government. Is it not time for us to do something about this?  I look at the present mess we are find ourselves in, and then I look at my children.  I don’t want them to inherit a nation that became weak and scared.  A nation that relies upon the government to do anything and everything, while accomplishing mostly nothing.  I want my children to live with their God given rights.  I don’t want them to worry about government spying and huge deficits, and a weak dollar.

We should all be concerned.  It won’t happen in a short period, but will take years to undo all the harm today’s government has caused.

Don’t give up though.  Stand strong, and stand for your children’s liberty.