Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Despite the fact that Satanists in the music industry think that what they do is magic I think that it works more like subliminal suggestion.
Backwards and upside-down words and images register in the unconscious.
And the effects of backtracking are entirely unconscious.
This is why subliminal advertising used to be banned.
But with deregulation of business this safeguard was abandoned and anyone can use subliminal messages in their product.
So be aware that Satanic suggestion exists in rock music and entertainment.
And avoid it wherever you can.
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Monday, 18 February 2019
"'Have you considered my servant Job?'" Job 1:8 (NRSV)
Job was "blameless and upright", a model citizen.
He was a wealthy landowner who treated his workers justly, provided employment for the community, ran his household honestly, worshipped God, and prayed for his children.
"I delivered the poor who cried, and the orphan who had no helper.....
.....I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.....
.....I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame.
I was father to the needy, and championed the cause of the stranger.
I broke the fangs of the unrighteous, and made them drop their prey from their teeth." Job 29:12-17 (NRSV)
This is the portrait of a man who pleased God.
He was a loving father to everyone.
Our fathers could not do better than to follow this model today.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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Sunday, 17 February 2019
When the AIDS crisis first hit the gay community I heard people saying that gay men had sex with six people a night.
As if this was the reason for AIDS.
As time went by this number increased from six to ten to fifteen.
As if that was physically possible.
Everyone needed to find a reason why gay men had caught AIDS.
But this is blatant homophobia.
It's straight out of The Book of Job in the Bible.
Job's friends Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar, and the young Elihu all claim that the righteous Job must have sinned in order to deserve the great misfortunes which had befallen him.
But Job maintained his innocence and was eventually justified by God and restored to his former prosperity.
Religious people in particular would do well to look at The Book of Job in relation to AIDS.
Homosexual sex or excessive sex are not the causes of AIDS.
AIDS is caused by a virus.
It does not have a moral agenda.
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Saturday, 16 February 2019
The last 30 years has seen the systematic dehumanization of people everywhere.
Children are toys.
Schools no longer teach Humanities.
Employees are work units.
People are statistics.
And we have seen a steady rise in mental health problems.
The time has come to reclaim our humanity.
Children should not be left in child care centers from the age of a few months. They need the love and intimacy of their parents.
Education should not be just job training. A balanced education includes the Humanities.
Employees are sons and daughters. They are not the enemy.
People are human and we need to be treated as such.
And this is the purpose of religion.
To treat everyone as an equal human being.
To open our hearts.
To show mercy, compassion, consideration, and love.
Then we can say we are truly human.
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Friday, 15 February 2019
I was shocked but not surprised at recent statistics on mental health.
I have long said that there is too much pressure on people, especially young people.
Suicide numbers among the young are soaring.
And it is no coincidence.
Children are left without a parent's love in child care centers from the age of a few months.
They are taught reading and writing skills before kindergarten.
When they start school they are treated as job trainees. This dehumanizes the child and prepares him for life as a work unit.
The only messages we get are materialistic - buy, own, watch, listen, enjoy.
Teenagers are tempted with fame and fortune.
Workers are overworked and underpaid.
Entertainment is meaningless.
Rock music is infested with Satanism.
Everpresent earplugs inject poisonous curses.
Sex, death, suicide.
Darkness, depression, evil.
It is no wonder there is a mental health crisis.
But there are remedies for these destructive influences.
Faith, compassion, love.
Sacred classical music.
New Spirituality based on unconditional love.
An acknowledgement of our humanity.
A return to the humanities in education.
A concern for everyone.
Forgiveness, mercy, friendship.
This is the message of the New Age.
May it increase.
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Thursday, 14 February 2019
From childhood we learn to fear.
We have all been abused.
This makes us defensive, cynical, and insular.
We are afraid of being hurt or humiliated.
We are terrified of ridicule.
So we bury our true selves under a mask of strength or gaiety.
And all this takes place on an unconscious level so that we are unaware of what is happening.
But contact with the real God makes us lose our fear.
We open up and blossom like a flower.
We open our hearts.
We see others' needs.
And thus begin the endeavors of love.
Our job is to do all the things that no one did for us until we met the Living God.
To show mercy.
To go out into the world with a motivation of love.
To do all the things that the benevolent God has taught us.
Then we are on our way Home.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019
After 35 years of Reaganism and Generation X we can see the results of the power of hate.
The world is colder, darker, more unequal, less peaceful, less happy than it has ever been.
This is what hate has done to our world.
The media rely on hate to realize their political ends.
Rock music generates hidden hate over everyone.
Relationships are wrecked.
Ideals are dead.
And war rages on.
We are distracted and disturbed.
We worship money and fame.
We sacrifice everything to win.
And we embrace every vice.
Cry out to God!
Pray with all your heart!
Open your heart!
And give love to strangers!
The only thing that can save us is:
The Power of Love!
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