Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Ring...Ring...Ring..."Hello?"

"Good evening. My name is Leona Maple from the local TV news. Would you mind answering a
few questions about the Presidential Campaign?"

"Go for it."

"Great, thanks. What would you say the odds would be of you voting for Hillary Clinton?'

"About 50/50, I guess."

"Really?"

"Yup-if I serve on her jury."

Click.



Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Now Just A Cherry Picking Minute, Hoss!



From the Wiki:
“Cherry picking, suppressing evidence, or the fallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position. It is a kind of fallacy of selective attention, the most common example of which is the confirmation bias. Cherry picking may be committed intentionally or unintentionally. This fallacy is a major problem in public debate.”

Great giggles rhombulated out of me the other night when I read once more the old canard (DUCK!) that Christians ‘Cherry-pick’ the verses we use to stomp on people’s heads.  As if there were only a few offensive verses to which we bitterly cling.

Naw. The Bible has many, many verses which make the ungodly uncomfortable.  If asked, I can point to hundreds of chapters that offend.  My query is: 
WHY do the ungodly arguing against the Bible cherry pick their arguments?
Do you know how many times I’ve heard: 
“If the Bible is true, Doug, then you must not wear two fabrics, as it states in whatever verse whatever.” 
“Do you think I could get a good price for my daughter? According to the Bible I can sell her.”  
“Shell fish? Doug, you heretic! If you believe the Bible, then you are blah blah blah.” 

You get the idea. I’ve heard variations on these themes for years, coming from unbelievers who bitterly cling to their monomania that God…isn’t. 
So… by referencing some ‘cherry picked’ verses from a book you don’t believe in…you think to prove your point?
Actually, that’s wrong. Most of the Argueists would never open the Bible themselves, so they rely on others to make their points for them. Putting faith in someone else’s opinion simply because it confirms your prejudice (see: confirmation bias).  
I have answers for all of their arguments concerning the Bible. 
I could go verse by verse and show the context of what goes where, why we no longer do this or that, why Christians reject this, that AND the other...but the Argueists just want to argue. They don’t actually care about my opinion; they care to only know just enough about the Bible to reject it. I think they should at least read enough of it to understand why it rejects them.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Black History Month-Crepuscule with Nellie

Celebrating one of the finest artists to ever come out of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
If you don't know Monk...well.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Liar Gore

Just a few short hours and Rush can take down his 'Doomsday' clock. I assume that most humans passing by this post won't have ever seen Rush's website. The clock has been prominently displayed for a decade.
All for nought. We all knew a decade ago that Gore was lying. At least, all of us who didn't buy into Gore's fantasy of cataclysmic Weather Events knew he was lying.
Here's a non clock for you. Remember this post date-January 26, 2016. I declare that 10, 20, 30 years from now the weather on this planet will be exactly as it is today and was a thousand years ago.
The interwebs should be hard wirelessed into everyone's noggins by 2036. Search back through to this date and see my declaration and then look out a window and see that nothing has changed.
If we still have windows. Apple might have taken over by then.
Any way you cut it-Gore is a liar and will die a liar unless he fesses up and repents. That's his only hope...and you know what is said about how hard it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven. 


Saturday, January 23, 2016

In Vain, He Asks-Did Yoda Die?

I know, I know-who am I to berate innocent fun makers? I've exercised my Wit for years, made fun of many, written satire, photoshopped my giggles...who am I to cry "NAY!" at someone's attempts at humor?
Just Doug.
Free Speech should also be Interesting Speech, informed Speech.
Don't just gather the low hanging fruit of Wit. 
Here, I'll use a recent example from my other blog:
I don't call Hillary 'stupid' or paste her face on someone else's body. That would be low hanging Wit. Comparing her ambitions with those of Cathy Di aims a little higher, even if people don't know Di Medici. They should. She was nasty. Vanna and Al are shocked when they see the connection.
Did Yoda die in vain? Will you give up giving in to the dark side of making yourself feel better by ripping up others? I'm telling you as a friend, for your own good: be funnier.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Paths Tense


Friction. Not frisson, but knowing from our innermost that we Christians don't get along well
with the World.
Our path is heading in the opposing direction.
We don't make sense to those walking not with us.
And that is all right. By design.
I read an article this morning that stated that we Christians are not called to be political activists.
Nor are we supposed to 'take back' the country-the writer asked, "Back to where? To when?"
No-we are to share the Gospel with a World which in unison covers their ears while running from us...in the direction opposite ours.
God but God.
But God does the work of uncovering ears, choosing some who will stop, listen and repent unto Salvation.
May God so Bless you today.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Humbled Home

Back before some of you were born, I worked the U.S. Census and in my travels I came across an old lady living in what could charitably be called a 'hut', half the size of the house in the picture above.
Specifically, the ceiling was at five and a half/six feet. She was bent and tiny and older than the dirt floor she walked on.
She was happy to have a visitor, and answered my questions politely.
It was her Home. She was happy there. When I returned the following Fall to follow up she had passed away.
I recently heard someone say that "The only way to be made to feel poor is to want more than you have."
The Apostle Paul said that he had learned to be content in all circumstance. He stood before Kings, and would have been just as comfortable visiting with the nice old lady.
Right now there is a humongous  POWERBALL lottery prize which may be won Wednesday-over a Billion dollars (!) before the Government gets it's pound of flesh.
That 'Prize' would break most people-lives ruined, relationships changed...it's not worth it.
When that "winner" dies he or she will have the same empty hands as that nice lady in the hut had when she passed. We carry nothing into the next world.
Do you want Happiness? Be content with what God has given you.
If He gives you more, be content with that.
If He takes some or all of it away...you get the idea.
May God Bless you.


Saturday, January 09, 2016

CRAZY THEORY SATURDAY!!! FORD EDITION!!!

There isn't enough crazy on the Internet, and I apologize for letting down the team.
Following is a list, an order of events which will never happen, but hey! It's fun to contemplate
and conject the warp and woofs of whens and whys.

1. Hillary leaves the Presidential race (in leg shackles?) and, in a panic for a Candidate, the DNC BEGS Joe Biden to reconsider and accept the nomination.

2. Joe says "Sure, I'll do it, but I want Barry Obama as MY running mate!" 
A President may only hold the office twice, but there is nothing to stop him from humbly accepting the second slot on the team. The fact that it has never happened before? This is Obama.

3. The Biden/Obama ticket wins in a landslide, with a populace once more energized to partake in history.

4. After a year, President Joe declares that for the good of his family, he will be stepping aside and allowing his Vice president to succeed him.

5.Dmitry Medvedev...I'm Sorry! Joe Biden retires into ignominy whilst the people's choice President Obama leads the country for three more years.

6. The Iran Nuke deal which President Obama brokered in his first incarnation comes into perfect focus as it is put forth as 'evidence' of his "Global Credentials" when he puts his name in the hat for 
the only job that he doesn't believe is beneath him: Secretary-General of the United Nations.

If that's not crazy enough for you...watch this space.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Tears For Fears 2016

There will be much anger and yelling by some of my friends concerning the latest outrage by President Obama: GUN laws.
Careful, my buddies.
I think he loves getting our goats; as the saying goes, he loves to live rent free in our heads.
It energizes him to see how we react.
Ann Coulter on OUR side has made a career of doing much the same thing to Liberals.
I heard that President Obama cried during his news conference.
For real or Faked doesn't matter. The President of the United States cried today.
I'm not crying.
No matter how much harm he does to our country, our society...
his time will end, and the country will move on.
Right now he holds on to political power.
That will end in a little over a year.
I have hope for President Obama.
The apostle Paul considered himself the 'chief of sinners'. But God saved him.
No matter how dark the sins, how terrible a live is misspent,
God Grace is greater than our sin, even President Obama's sins.
We may not 'like' him, but our likes aren't a factor.
"Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse!"
That isn't conditional, and we are better than that. 
 "1First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 
2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 
3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 
4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."

1 Tim 1-4



Friday, January 01, 2016

Don't Misunderstand Our Role





   Saw this film a few years ago, and it is fine; I was heading something else but this works, too.
Thinking about the world, this clunky old kosmos we run around in.
   Why are there Christians?
What is our point, our purpose?
   All you Christians, hush, please-I'm asking the rest of the crowd.
Why?
Why, if there is a God, does He leave us down here amongst the sin, the corruption, pains and
travails?
   Yes, we share the Gospel. God commanded, and we obey, even though He doesn't need us to DO
anything. God is not dependent on our efforts to share the Good News.
   You who are not Christians, who KNOW that even if you attend a church...know that it's not real-you might assume that we Christians are here to make ourselves feel better at your expense. That we make magnify ourselves by making you feel worse, talking about hell, damnation and politics as if it were all your fault.
   You hear us Christians talking about 'The Rapture' as if it were our "Stay out of hell for free card".
Don't misunderstand our role.
   If God were to instantly translate every Christian in a personal Rapture the moment we accept Christ, the World would never see it. 
   We Christians are God's evidence that not only does He Save sinners, but that Salvation is still possible today. We don't just selfishly disappear up into Heaven. He leaves us here so that more people see that THEY can be saved.
   If you look at my life, you will find one of the most obstinate, hard headed goofy sinners that has ever sinned.  You will see someone who still fails to do right, to keep 'pure', someone who still struggles every day.
But more than 30 years ago before God saved me, I was much worse. 30 plus years of living as a Christian, I've known Peace and Blessings every day. I have been changed by God for the better, and when I make it to Heaven, all the dross, all the sin will be gone. No more troubles and tears. 
   Our Christian purpose is to share the Gospel, yes, but also to be light in a dark world.
And we are, though some of us are dimmer than others. I can tell you that Jesus saves sinners, because He saved me. I couldn't tell you that if I were already in Heaven.
There will be a Day when God says "ENOUGH!". Ask any Christian-we know. 
Don't miss the last flight out.



2016 OUI!

                            Plus les choses changent , plus elles restent les mêmes. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Remonstrance Free





No argufighting today. No my facts vs yours. Keeping it simpler than easy:
As the world gets darker, we Christians are here to point you towards light.
We don't care what you've called us, or think of us.
Peace with God is not only possible for you, but it is the air which keeps us breathing.
Seek God, and find Peace.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Stupid Pope





I don't usually bother remonstrating with pagans, but Frankie has done it again.
Why would atheists WANT to go to Heaven?
That would be like me wanting to end up in Nirvana, the absolute state of peaceful nothingness.
All Popes are not created equal-some are less equal then others. Whatever happened to the good old Pope days when a sitting pontifficator would declare some of his predecessors  "Heretics"? At least they pretended to open and read the Bible every once in a while-this guy seems unfamilia.
(Yes, once more my sense of humor wins out. Get your own blog)
If you are still scratching your head, adding the prefix 'un' to 'familia' makes it a (clean) double entendre. Not only is he unfamiliar with the Scriptures, but he proves himself to be un-familia:
not part of the Family. I crack me up.