Monday, December 31, 2012

WKNR CLEVELAND FIRST LOGGING

Picked up WKNR Cleveland Friday night with post-game show of a Lake Eerie Monsters game, then into ESPN programming.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

JOHN PIPER-TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE GREEK

The major problem with this sermon is you can't properly interpret this phrase in Romans 1 16 if you don't know who the Jews and Greeks (Gentiles) were.

The word Jew here means "of the tribe of Judah." The word Greek denotes the Gentiles. Gentiles means "nations", or the ten lost tribes of Israel to whom Paul wrote this epistle.

The verse quoted by Piper referring to being grafted into the olive tree can thus be explained in the following way. In Isaiah 5 God refers to the children of Israel who had gone astray as "wild grapes." Thus, letting the Bible interpret itself, we can infer that the wild olives spoken of later on in Romans refers to the members of the ten lost tribes of Israel. These people were cut off many centuries before Christ, but were then grafted into the olive tree of the tribe of Judah and were once again fed by the root of the Abrahamic covenant.

"Any Jew-haters in this room, you are in big trouble."

Except for the fact the people we call Jews today aren't the Jews spoken of in the passage we're studying.

"Whenever we go into a new area we should have our flags up seeking "Are there any Jews here?"

See my above point.

Question 2, Point 3: The verse that talks about the Gentiles being separated from the Messiah refers to the ten tribes of Israel. They were cut off and taken away from the land of Israel, thus missing out on the coming of the Messiah to that land. The rest of the passage should be interpreted with this in mind.

Of course, to a certain extent these verses also speak of Jesus making all the peoples of the world one in His salvation.

Friday, December 28, 2012

REPLY AWL

The Winter 2012 Travel issue of Canadian Geographic is an all-round good example of fascinating travel writing, from birdwatching in Texas to alligator watching in Florida.

I enjoyed the profiles of many of the female entrepeneurs featured in the November issue of Chatalaine. It's cool Canadian women are heading up companies to clean up toxic sites and offer environmentally-friendly cleaners and the like.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

ISAIAH CHAPTER 5-CHAPTER 12

Isaiah 5 18-19: This passage isn't talking about cynicism. Rather, it is talking about people who have a fascination for and a love of sin. They can't wait to hear about the latest sinful thing the council of Israel has done. Too often, we as Christians, and I would include myself in this, are guilty of the same thing.

Read Isaiah Chapters 5-12, all the way through. It is a microcism of the story of God's people. God created this people to flourish, but they sinned. God judged them, but was also merciful, sending His son. When Jesus returns the second time, He will finish the judgment.

Monday, December 24, 2012

SONG OF SOLOMON 6 4-8 14

7 7-9: These verses show God is no prude, and also that there's nothing wrong with a little dirty talk.

8 1: Speaking of dirty talk. This verse would seem to endorse adult nursing.

8 2: Earlier, the lover compares the beloved's cheeks to pieces of pomegranite. However, I don't think this is the body part being referred to here. This verse would seem to endorse licking a woman's genetals.

Friday, December 21, 2012

DAVID JEREMIAH-WHY THE GIFT OF GOD

Rather than being based on St. Nicholas, Santa Clause is a creation of the Coka Cola company.

David Jeremiah says he has met many spiritual people who are seeking God, but the Bible says "no man seeketh God no not one."
Rather than "Santa Clause is Coming to Town", I prefer Pastor Peters version, "Jesus Christ Is Coming to Judge."

Rather than receiving Christ as your saviour, the true Biblical plan of salvation can be found in Acts 2 38.

ORAL ROBERTS, RICHARD ROBERTS AND KENNETH COPELAND-WAKE UP!

I asume this video was made before Richard and Lindsey's imbezlement scandal.

They speak highly of "The Passion of the Christ", despite the numerous ways it is inaccurate to Scripture.

The three men of course speak about the pretribulation rapture, even though there's no Biblical proof for it.

Noah's arc wasn't a boat; it was more like a huge floating building.

There were the three classifications of people spoken of in 1 Corinthians 11 in Paul's day because the Gospel first had to go to those who were under the law. However, these days there is only the saved and the unsaved.

2004 was the year of the fullness of callings? This despite the fact God is still calling people to different positions in the church eight years on.

Eight years on as well, we're still waiting for that sign that was promised.

Acts 2 17 and following are misapplied to today when they are talking about events related to the day of Pentacost.

The Bible never says to receive Jesus as your Saviour. For the true Biblical plan of salvation, see Acts 2 38. At least they had people repent; I'll have to give Messrs Roberts and Copeland that.

The 2004 election was a spiritual battle? Bush, the supposed Christian was re-elected and nothing was done about same sex marriage, abortion or anything else.

America is the peacemaker?; as they're going into all these countries around the world, participating in all these wars.

"... this will open Iraq for the Gospel."

Eight years on and Iraq hasn't been opened to the Gospel to my knowledge. Also, it is worth noting that "that sereal killer Sadam Husain" allowed Christianity in his country.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

REPLY AWL

The November 5 issue of Maclean's has an article about elementary schools in Ontario and their increased focus on teaching social justice. Social justice themes are woven into classes, even extending to the subjects of math and science.

This has been happening for years. I can remember novel studies that focused on slavery or the holocaust. Additionally, schools in North America have had social themes extended to all subjects for years as well. I can remember a column in an American newspaper about fifteen years ago written by a woman who mentioned her daughter's math textbook focused on social themes.

When these kids get to the stage where they start questioning authority and go through that time in their lives where they don't like their teachers or parents, aren't there going to be children who rebel against all this social justice teaching and become the most selfish uncaring people you've ever seen?

Incidentally, regarding the guy who works for the Toronto District Schoolboard and his plans to raise his child Storm gender neutral: it should be easy to do this, right up till the kid hits puberty.

Actually, this man's plans may backfire even sooner. I remember an article in Maclean's several years ago where a husband and wife tried to raise their sons gender neutral but by age two the twins were exhibiting the typical male traits.

There is an article in the same issue about how restaurants in Italy are accepting barter as payment for meals. That can work to a point. You can trade meals for things your restaurant needs, but if you need something really big that none of your customers has and you aren't taking in enough cash to pay that large expense, you're screwed. You can't really barter where things like utilities are concerned, for instance.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Joe O'Brien WMCA December 21 1960 (Part 2): "... to ask about a handicapped who'll work for you."

Notice how the Rhinegold beer commercial doesn't try to sell anything but simply wishes people a merry Christmas. Today they would be plugging their product like it was any other time of year.

O'Brien says, "Be careful out there, fellas." At that time probably most of the people driving to work were men.

Imagine how much those toy cars from Johnson's Bargain store would be worth now?

In his editorial, Nathan Straus took a controversial stand for his time, saying the head of the NAACP should be made counsellor.

Al Metzer WEBR January 6 1961: This is a unique aircheck.

Jack Sharpe's traffic report is much longer than traffic reports these days.

Always good to hear what easy listening stations were like back then.

Frank Dell WJAC January 13 1970: Dell sounds too old for the music he is playing.

Jim Daily WJAC January 14 1970: See above.

WJAC Jingles: Imagine having a jingle for specific days of a particular year, to say nothing of having jingles for holidays other than Christmas.

Monday, December 17, 2012

REPLY AWL

The October 29 issue of Maclean's contains an article about all the federal government advertising that's on TV. The only way the television and radio industry are keeping going in the face of technology and people not tuning into them because of their crummy programming has to be all the government PSAs. There isn't any other explanation.

There is an article in this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind where a woman talks about sneaking up to touch a harpsichord at a Christmas Eve church service. This article was cool. I admire intestinal fortitude like this.

I also found a letter in the Readers Forum section of the same issue touching. It was written by a woman talking about how she still had some of the baby dolls she used to play with as a child. Like I say, it was a heartwarming letter.

By the way, I also think it's neat when teenage girls still play with dolls. Some preservation of innocence in these horrific times.

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Al Benson WGES August 5 1955: Grocerer! Ha.

Robert W. Morgan Magic 106: Seems pretty down on the industry.

Don Imus WNBC 1987: Isn't shy about saying things.

The sketch about George Bush is still funny.

End of WNBC, Beginning of WFAN: A whole bunch of radio legends all gathered together.

The call from Jerry is one of the calls any announcer wants to get on his last day.

I didn't really appreciate the WFAN intro.

WEAF June 6 1944: A historic recording indeed.

There were probably tight controls on which clergymen would be allowed on the air. I bet no pacifist clergy or any of the ministers who realized the whole war was staged were allowed on.

D-day Radio May 9-June 6 1944: A quite interesting retrospective of this commemorative format.

Bob Sivers WOWO Fort Wayne Emergency Broadcast System: Talk about embarrassing for the Air Force.

Bob Sivers handles this situation with pure professionalism. I don't think a deejay today would react as he did.

CBS-2 Chicago Report About Emergency Broadcast: Gary Mayer sounds so much younger.
Bruce Bradley WHN August 9 1973: Hearing about that contest makes you listen for Bradley to forget to say "1050" even forty years later.

$6.50 for a year's magazine subscription!

Fred Gale Interviews Abbie Hoffman WMCA 1971: A real snapshot of the times.

Gale and Hoffman are talking about all this alternative culture stuff, then Gale reads a commercial about how a store has to get rid of all it's stock, even the knew stuff, just because it's name changed.

"I'm sorry,, we had to cut that off the air."

"Hello, I'd like to speak to Abbie, please." Obviously people didn't get that Abbie could hear them in the studio.

That final caller on this recording is just ... something.

As much as I like this recording, I feel I should point out something. The hippies whole thing was, "Don't trust anyone over 30", yet at the time of this broadcast Hoffman was around 35.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Heard a tape (transfered to disc) today of CIUT-fm Toronto from at least thirty years ago.

The recording consisted of an exerpt from a show called "Beyond the Gates of Hell" and was recorded from just before 2:00 a.m. to about 2:40 a.m. It featured a lot of music I'd never heard before, much of it probably Satanic.

There was also this announcer who hesitated and coughed a bit. He was giving away tickets to a Digital Poodle show at the Rocket Club at 120 Church Street, which is now a restaurant that sells spring rolls. The contest question was, "What colour are my boots?" While the announcer was talking there was a bed of howling wind and babies crying.

Definitely the most memorable aircheck I think I've ever come across.

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Mark Elliot's Old Toronto Radio Commercials: All these are good in their own way, but the calypso song for Honest Ed's is really a trip.

Allen Freed KDAY November 1960: The jocks were on seven days a week! Did they actually work seven days a week or did they tape one day of programming?

Freed was wrong about Chris Montez.

Joe O'Brien WMCA December 21 1960 (part 2): Real world news coverage on a music station.

A minimum of Christmas songs. Good thing.

Bob Hale WLS June 8 1960: Neat easy listening format.

You can just picture three conservative nurses at the hospital listening to Hale's shift every night.

Kevin Nelson CKSL London January 8 1980: An announcement about the Progressive Conservative party on a top 40 radio station. Neat!

Six hours of commercial free music on Saturday nights in the days before cd changers or portable music players.

John Mahjor with Brother Christopher (Chris Sutton) June 22 1984: The Major was great. You can hear Brother Christopher's potential.

Plays a song he played in the last hour.

One girl requested a song called "Fake Friends" and dedicated it to another girl. I sense there was a cat fight soon after.

All these girls crushing on Duran Duran.

A Catholic boy's school and a Catholic girl's school got to watch "The Video History of Rock" together. Oddly intriguing.

Caribbana sure came early that year.

Friday, December 14, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Tom Mischke on WCCO seems like he could be a real jerk.

Is K.D. Lange the only artist "Canada Live" features anymore?

Was listening to a station from Italy when I heard about the Conneticut school shooting. The format was rock. They even had interviews in Italian. Good to see that somewhere in the world music stations still care about world news.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

REPLY AWL

There is an article in this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind where the author talks about toys and games she enjoyed as a child. I have to admit I am not good at remembering the rules for games. The only card games I can remember the rules to are go fish and black jack. I have played dominos a couple times but have to relearn the rules each time.

CBM's talking Christmas card for this year sucked. Let me count the ways:

- staff not bothering to say who they were when they gave their Christmas greeting;
- one staff member who, in his greeting, couldn't even get the name of the organization right;
- a woman reading an essay by an author wherein he makes a remark to the effect he's not even sure he believes the birth of Christ actually took place; narrator didn't pronounce the writer's name right;
- a dramatization of a play by Dorothy L Sayers that adds a whole bunch of details that aren't in the account of the visit of the wise men to Jesus; persists with the myth that they were kings who arrived twelve days after Jesus birth (yeah, they're gonna travel all that way on foot or animal in twelve days); didn't appreciate the line about "he shall have temples in Rome and Byzantium"

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

THINGS IN THE NEWS

A couple items of concern regarding privacy. First, a company that has developed a DVR that can monitor what is going on in the room around it, they say for advertising purposes. Also, a movement afoot in Massachusits to have black boxes, similar to those found on airplanes installed in light trucks.

There was a story on "As It Happens" tonight about gender neutral theatre. A woman has put on Shakespearean plays where roles are played by men or women, regardless of the character's gender. This kind of reminds me of when a company put on "Macbeth" in the park of our little town and featured Banquo as a woman. It doesn't work.

A man in California has managed to plant "new" old growth forest by taking samples from living plants in the root systems of redwood tree stumps and cloaning them into new redwoods. I am not for human or animal cloaning, except maybe for specific body parts used in transplants. Is it right to clone a plant?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

REPLY AWL

The Fourth Quarter 2012 issue of Children's Friend contains a poem about the story Jesus told about the man with two sons, one who said he would do something but didn't, and one who said he wouldn't do something, but did. The poem contains a whole bunch of made up details that are just not in the parable. I would remind the author of Jesus' warning in Revelation for people who add to the word of God.

The same issue contains a big article composed of a series of smaller articles about using our gifts and talents for Jesus. Though I somewhat agree with what the article was trying to say, the Seventh-day Adventists misinterpret the parable of the talents. The talents don't represent "talents" in our sense of the word. Rather, they represent faith. The first two servants symbolize two men who went out, shared the Gospel and increased their faith. The third servant represents a man who couldn't be bothered sharing his faith.

Also, Charles Mills, we know you are a grown man. Even as a child I knew authors were grownups. Stop writing in the person of a little child. And you have a favourite doll? OK, that just makes me wonder about you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

AN FM AND A MEDIUMWAVE DX CATCH

Picked up CKBY-fm yesterday afternoon at 5:00 with newscast.

Picked up 1650 KCNC last night..

Monday, December 3, 2012

THINGS IN THE NEWS

I admire the Kansas City Chiefs decision to go ahead with the game yesterday,. It has gotten to the point in this society where when the slightest thing goes wrong, everything has to stop. Good to see the team has an attitude that the show must go on.

Speaking of this incident, there appears to be a rise in murder suicides in the past week or so. There were quite a number of them up till about six months ago.

So all these mayors are resigning, but what about the fact that these towns are mayorless instead of the deputy mayor being appointed as is standard proceedure?

Prince William and his wife Kate are pregnant. (Yes, William is also pregnant.) So I guess in a few months we can expect a fiery car crash?

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The weather band on my shortwave was working yesterday.

CKOL was broadcasting a church service last night. I disagreed with some things contained in it, but from a radio programming standpoint it was good to hear such a thing.

Listened to BBC Radio 4 on the internet today. They broadcast the first episode of a sereal called "China Girl", based on the author and his wife's adoption of a baby girl from China about fifteen years ago. It was well done, although I could have done with out the use of the song "China Girl" as a bridge, at least. On the whole, though, it was enjoyable. Good to see the Beebe can still make good stuff.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Was picking up Pastor Melissa Scott on FM yesterday afternoon.
Picked up WHEC-am Rochester yesterday afternoon.

John Van Dreil does so much better hosting "Classical Charts" than John Galager; why don't they just make him the permanent host?

Friday, November 30, 2012

JACK VAN IMPE WORLD WAR 3 2012

Man, have Jack and Rexella ever aged from when I used to watch them several years ago.

Why does Van Impe quote the Maya and Nostradomus and all these Catholic sources? Should a Christian rely on non-Christian sources of prophecy?

You can ignore most of the things Van Impe says about Iran because they probably aren't developing nuclear weapons. You can also ignore what he says about 9/11 because Bin Laden wasn't responsible for it. Thus, you can subsequently ignore what the Van Impes say about Al Qaida.

How did the Van Impes manage to have dinner in the home of the president of Israel when Christians are so hated over there? Maybe because they constantly kiss the butts of the Jewish people.

Armagedon is not three battles but one, albeit it may take place in three stages.

Ashkinazi Jews originated in Turkey.

There is no Biblical evidence for the pretribulation rapture. The verse in Revelation 3 "come up hither" is just Jesus telling John to come up into Heaven. God also put it in the Bible to act as a stumblingblock for those who wanted to believe in this false doctrine. The other chapter usually cited, 1 Thessalonians 4 is the noisiest chapter in the Bible. It and the verses that are used in support of the pretribulation rapture in Matthew 24 are actually talking about events that take place after the tribulation period.

God will keep us out of tribulation, but this could also mean in parts of the earth where the events aren't taking place.

Tarshish is neither Britain nor Spain. This is the geographic location where Paul was from.

The beast is not the European Union. There are way more than ten or eleven EU nations. This video appears to have been made in about 2007, before all the Eurozone trouble started. Daniel Chapter 2 is quite clear the nations of the Western Roman empire will not be united. "they shall not cleave one to another" Rather, the ten toes are the nations of the Western Roman empire that were around 2000 years ago. The ten horns are ten world regions that will comprise the New World Order.

Next, let's turn to Van Impe's whole pro-Israel stance. Armagedon takes place not for the purpose of eliminating Israel but because Jerusalem is the place where Christ is going to return. Just with the verse about the European nations not cleaving one to another, Van Impe never quotes the verses in Revelation about Jerusalem being called in the end times Sodom and Egypt.

Van Impe then does some classic twisting of the Scriptures, misapplying the verses about "you shall be hated by all men for My name's sake" and "when whosoever killeth you will think he do God service." These verses apply to Christians, not Jews. Incidentally, I picture the latter verse being applied to me by a so-called fellow Christian with a rabid stance in favour of the people we call Jews today.

Jesus was not of the ethnic group known as the Jewish people today; rather, he was a Hebrew.

It is said the modern-day Jews are God's chosen people. They are chosen for Hell if they don't do what is necissary to be right with God. (See Acts 2 38)

Van Impe then further twists the word of God, applying terms of endearment meant for those who truly follow God (bride, apple of God's eye, elect) to an ethnic group who aren't even obeying God, and who in fact hate Jesus Christ and even God the Father.

The fact is, the Hebrew people today are the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, Germanic, Celtic, and kindred people. They are the descendants of the Israelites and God's chosen people. However, as Paul makes clear in Romans, not all who are in Israel are of Israel. Only those genetic Israelites who have truly put their faith in God are true spiritual Israelites. Likewise, this number includes anyone from any other ethnic group who has genuinely put their faith in Jesus Christ. As it says, "the stranger who is among you who believes shall be as one of you."

Let's get rid of this ridiculous belief that if we bless the people we call Jews today, God will bless and prosper us. The United States and Canada have been blessing Israel since 1948. Comparing 1948 to now, do we have a higher or lower crime rate? Are Canadians and Americans healthier now than they were in 1948? Is the average household debt of North Americans greater or lower than 64 years ago?

Malachi 4 1 is talking about God's judgment that occurs when Christ returns. 2 Peter 3 10 and onward speaks of what will happen after the milennium.

"The prince of the people that destroyed the temple" refers to the _Roman Catholic church.

The Jews are the people God loves the most ... over the people who actually follow and obey Him and study His holy Scriptures?! How absurd a thing to believe and how pitiful and pathetic are those who believe this way.

Unfortunately, the following applies to us, the true Israel people of God. We could have possessed the promised land, Palestine, forever as God promised. However, the promise was conditional on our obedience. Our ancestors disobeyed and the land was lost. (Later it was replaced by Canada, the United States and Australia.) In Joshua it says that after Israel had conquered Canan, all God's promises regarding the land were fulfilled, so those people who say the people called Jews have the right to possess Palestine are seriously and dangerously wrong.

I noticed the sinner's prayer Jack prayed at the end of the video didn't contain anything along the lines of repentance, turning from sins.

If you want to know the actual way of salvation, read Acts 2 38.

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

So TV Ontario is cancelling "Saturday Night At The Movies." They were never able to replace Elwy Yost. He was Saturday Night At The Movies. Also, the show went from being about showing movies from the golden age of Hollywood to one night I saw they were showing "The Cable Guy."

Jen Breann doesn't seem like a good fit for WBZ.

CBC has asked the CRTC for permission to broadcast commercials on its music services, including of course CBC Radio 2. The problem with CBC Radio 2 is they are going after "the music lover" as their audience, that is, the type of person who would listen to everything. However, most people only like the top forty songs in whatever genre they listen to.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

INTERNET STUFF

Wattpad is back to normal.

The UN definitely should not control the internet.

Anyone know if Anobii is worth joining or will they totally invade my privacy?

ELIMINATION COMMUNICATION ROUNDUP

This site is for people who use elimination communication part-time and lists books available on the subject.

Elimination communication is also being talked about on Pinterest.http://pinterest.com/amybethsmith/elimination-communication/

There are also elimination communication-related pics on Instagram.

UNDER PRESSURE BY CARL HONORE-TECHNOLOGY: REALITY BITES

It used to be children would act out the old-time radio shows (Little Orphan Annie, The Lone Ranger, Jack Armstrong, etc.) and children of later generations would act out their favourite TV shows, but now there's so much information about a TV program: from official websites to fan sites to official and fanpages on social networking sites that it doesn't leave a lot of room for children to create scenarios.

A bit of well-made children's television is beneficial for kids, but today there isn't any well-made children's TV. It's all entertainment for preschoolers, not like the shows we had when we were children.

Actually, I think that a lot of ADHD is at least partially caused by children flitting from email to video games to IPods to homework to television every few seconds. This sort of activity just rewires your brain for ADD or ADHD. In the past several years there has also emerged "adult ADD", which is probably also caused by grownups increased multitasking.

Incidentally, the next time someone comes over for a visit or I am out with someone and our conversation is interrupted every few minutes by phone calls and texts and reminders on the IPhone, I am going to take the aforementioned piece of technology and either run it under the kitchen tap or pour my coffee all over it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Last night WTWW's signal was poor but audible.

Heard America's Radio News Network for the first time last night.

Good to hear Tom Moore is still with WTAM.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE THIRD JIHAD: RADICAL ISLAM'S VISION FOR AMERICA

First, let me say radical Islam is a problem, but not the huge #1 threat this documentary and the media in general make it out to be.

Also, the guy who made this film is a Moslem, so this is simply a case of an antichrist speaking out against another antichrist.

Let's begin with the fact that Osama Bin Laden wasn't responsible for 9/11. Rather, it was the U.S. government and the Israeli Mosad.

Next, let's consider the fact that most of the so-called terrorists whose plots have been uncovered since the start of the war on terrorism had connections to the American government in some way.

Radical Islam wouldn't even exist if the British hadn't radicalised the few Wahabeists in Saudi Arabia acentury ago.

The deposition of the Shah and the coming to power of the Iotolas was orchestrated by the CIA in the first place.

Iran probably isn't developing nuclear weapons, and even if they were, wouldn't you be preparing weapons if someone kept threatening you?

It is worth noting that under Sadam Husain, Iraq was the only country in the Middle East that allowed Christianity. The deputy Prime Minister even claimed to be a Christian.

You aren't going to garner any sympathy from me by talking about Islam's persecution of homosexuals. At least that's one thing they've got right.

The Danish cartoons are a case of someone knowing something is going to offend someone, but publishing it anyway for the cartoons' own sake. The right of free speech does not extend to speech whose only purpose is to get people riled up.

Hammas and Hesbala aren't just terrorist organizations, they're legitimate political parties.

It would be interesting to know how many of the organizations the filmaker claim have radical Islamic tendencies, such as the Islamburg compound, get funding, either publicly or covertly, from the U.S. government.

The only real example of an attack on the West by Islam in recent years was that guy who tried to blow himself up at the Glasgow airport and ended up setting himself on fire. If I recall correctly he couldn't even get inside the building. If this is the best the radical Moslem world can do, bring it.

It's interesting to note that when the Moors ruled Spain, they allowed all religions. There was Islam, of course, as well as Catholicism and different groups of Christians. Then the Spanish reclaimed Spain and we had the Spanish Inquisition.

Fifteen of the highjackers were from Saudi Arabia. Oh yes, those nineteen highjackers who were somehow still alive after flying planes into buildings!

The States wouldn't have to depend on Saudi oil if the government would drill more in the vast oil reserves America possesses.

We have to demand hyuman rights and freedoms for Islamic countries!? What the heck kind of world is this these days where countries can just order other countries around?

Instead of radical Islam, we should concern ourselves with the new world order and the group of people who run it.

INTERNET STUFF

Wattpad was back to normal and is now screwed up again.

Speaking of Wattpad, I prefer stories with little or no author's notes. Also, would it kill some of the people on there to proofread their stuff before submitting it?

Project Gutenberg is cool.

Monday, November 26, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

WTWW's night-time frequency is back to its old self again.

Good to see "The Conspiracy Show" with Richard Syrett is being syndicated.

A little while ago my computer speakers were picking up Pastor Melissa Scott.

DON'T PASS ME BY, DON'T MAKE ME CRY, DON'T MAKE ME BLUE

So today as far as pop and rap are concerned we've got Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga and all these Disney channel singers who are basically famous for being famous.

On the alternative rock side of things most of it sounds boring. One of the few alternative rock songs to come out in the last few months that I actually like is Passion Pit "Take A Walk." This song is aimed primarily at people in their thirties. It isn't like the alternative rock I used to listen to as a teenager which really conveyed adolescent or young adult feelings.

Most of the alternative rock or indie stuff I hear these days is frankly boring and sounds like what it probably is: a whole bunch of bands trying to imitate better bands.

On the pop-country side of things, Taylor Swift remains quite popular. It could be argued the 22 year old singer is also famous for being famous, but lets talk about the music for a moment. Her songs are as dull as ditch water. All she does is write what has happened to her. There's no subtlety, no hidden meanings. It doesn't have what a good folk or country song is supposed to have, namely clever wordplay and/or a story you can identify with. It just sounds like some self-absorbed teenager telling you about herself while you are driving her on an endless journey somewhere. Ending of Thelma and Louise, anyone?

Most country music these days is stuff like "I Ain't Good At Nothin But Drinkin Beer." One notable exception is Big and Rich's "That's Why I Pray."

Saturday, November 24, 2012

JUANITA BYNUM-TRUST GOD OR DIE

Obviously Bynum is disobedient to 1 Timothy 2 12-15.

Dubious tongues, including one that sounds like she's gargling and saying a few consonants in between.

I would have to be wary about Bynum's interpretations of the stories of Paul on Malta and the battle of Jericho.

Instead of shouting, maybe the people in the audience should fix up the sin in their lives.

People had to leave their church to get this revelation? Actually, many members of the audience are still probably members of local churches.

Misinterprets verse about "if two or three agree touching anything." "Touching anything" means "about anything"; it doesn't refer to putting one's hand on an object.

Where in the Bible is panting a sign of the presence of God?

Talks about spiritual grades, when actually the Bible speaks of the milk and the meat of the Word.

Where does Paul say he had experienced insanity?

If Bynum isn't to focus on her earthly father when she prays, why does she keep his picture on her prayer table?

Hardly any Scripture in the sermon.

Friday, November 23, 2012

BOOKRABBIT SUCKS

Bookrabbit, a social networking site for books, really sucks. I joined up with Bookrabbit in July with my other email account. A couple months later the address on my other account changed so I went to change the email address on my profile. When I did this, the site logged me out. I couldn't remember my password so there was no point in clicking FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD. I emailed the administrators three times about this problem and they still haven't gotten back to me.

REVELING WHERE THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE

Sometimes you have to laugh at these skeptics like when they say the Bible's bunk because the Gospel of Matthew says shepherds visited Jesus and the Gospel of Luke says the wise men visited Him. Duh, both of them!

Or when they say the same thing because one Gospel says an angel appeared to Joseph and another says an angel appeared to Mary. Again, duh, both.

They'll claim the word virgin should be rendered young woman. No, man, the translation is still correct because at that time young, unmarried women were asumed to be virgins. Besides, if Mary wasn't in fact a virgin why didn't Joseph break the engagement like he intended to in the first place?

They'll erroniously claim one Biblical account says Christ was born in a manger and another says he was born in a house. Actually, He was born in a manger, then Mary and Joseph moved into a house in Bethlehem where they were visited by the magai when Jesus was about two. The whole notion of the whole story of Jesus birth and the visits by the shepherds and wise men and the wrath of Herod taking place all in the space of twelve days is not Biblical.

They'll point out another apparent contradiction of the two lineages of Christ, 28 generations in Matthew and 41 in Luke. Duh, one affirms His humanity, one His status as God.

Skeptics will say there was no one named Jesus Christ. First, He wasn't officially known as Christ (as in Mr. Christ) when He was here on earth. Christ is as much a title as it is part of His name and 2000 years ago very few people recognized Jesus was the Messiah. Second, there are numerous historical sources that show Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth existed, just none of the sources these skeptics have studied.

Speaking of studying, these people obviously haven't studied very much. Any good book on this subject, and there are many, will answer a lot of the things mentioned in this post.

What do these people expect to happen? Do they think they'll go up to a new believer and use one of the arguments and cause the believer to give up their faith, in many cases their only reason for living, because of a few apparent contradictions?

INTERNET STUFF

Wow, Sympatico, you have such detailed headlines sometimes. "INVESTIGATION REVEALS STARTLING DISCOVERY"

Wattpad has been screwed up lately, probably surrounding some maintenance they were performing.

There sure are a lot of different kinds of online survey engines.

LOUIS SACHAR

I enjoy children's author Louis Sachar, at least what I've read of his work.

I received "Dogs Don't Tell Jokes" in the mail from CNIB when I was about thirteen. It was quite a good read as I remember and displayed a kind of humour I don't think I had encountered before.

I also recently read "Wayside School Is Falling Down" and "Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger." These books also made for quite delightful reading, even though they are aimed at a slightly younger audience than "Dogs Don't Tell Jokes" so there were parts that seemed a bit silly or immature, especially to my now adult self.

UNDER PRESSURE BY CARL HONORE-FURTHER THOUGHTS

Play is indeed so necissary, even for adults. Even as a grownup it is good to imagine things sometimes, taking your mind off your adult cares and responsibility. If one studies the animal kingdom, one finds that cats, for example, play all their lives.

These parents are pressuring their kids to overachieve because of the competetive global economy. Thing is though, when these children are grown, there won't be any jobs. The new world order is intent on bringing in a neofeudalistic system that means slavery for most people. This of course will be implemented after or commencerate with 95 percent of the population being wiped out.

Indeed, one of the major problems with parenting these days is that children are thought of as little adults when this is so not the case. Children don't think like adults. They can't handle ten hour days with daycare and deal with busyness the way adults can.

You cannot properly train children up in the way they should go without Jesus Christ.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The other morning my computer speakers were picking up WWCR.

The staff announcer for WRVO sounds older than I remember him, of course. Also, the girl who was doing the breaks and weather forecasts last Thursday afternoon sounded quite hot.

WTWW's new nighttime frequency is just bloody terrible. Tuesday 5830 was audible for about twenty minutes of the Scriptures For America live broadcast then went right out the door. Last night it hardly lasted till 9:10.

REPLY AWL

The October 22 issue of Maclean's contains an interview with Brian David Johnson, a futurist who works for Dell. He of course denies plans for computer chips to be implanted in people's heads. The fact that 20 percent of people who ask Johnson about this topic want the chips is scary.

What's also scary is the Science article about brave new bodies. I don't want to live in a world where you can't play in a symphony orchestra unless you have a cochlear implant and where people take Ritolin to enhance performance. I especially don't want to live in a world where my bloody grandchildren are biologically different from me.

To end on a possitive note, the article on urban farms was quite heartening.

LOOKING BACK-OCTOBER 2006-JANUARY 2007

(Inspired by notes to myself)

Those were good days. I had just started with Market America and was still ripe and foolish enough to think I could make it in that company.

I would spend my days surfing the net. At lunchtime, which could be any time from 12:00-2:00, I would take the lunch out of the fridge Mom prepared for me and sit in the living room in front of "CBC News Today" or "The Gill Deacon Show" or one of the ethnic (east Indian) shows on Vision TV,.

I would also spend my days going through the record collection of a town counsellor who had died a couple years previously. Mom had gone to the estate auction and gotten the bulk of his collection of lp's for me.

Also, my sister had recently moved back home after living on her own for several months.

KAIJ Dallas was on the air then.

I was still stupidly trying to keep up with my friends from college. It would take me a while to figure out they were too busy with their own lives.

On December 1, one of my favourite radio people, Peter Thompson of CJBQ Belleville, retired. I called into his last show, though I don't think my phone call was entirely appreciated.

That day, I received from the CNIB in its infinite stupidity a Charlie Brown book.

The next day we moved to our new house which Mom and Dad had had built. Because it would have to be the same night as the move, I "deejayed" a French gourmet dinner at my church the younger folks had put on for the older folks. I think it was just a case of "let's give the blind guy a token amount of things to do so he'll feel important" type of thing because the people running it offered to operate the cd player for me. What the buck would be the point of being the deejay and MC if i didn't operate the cd player? At the end I suggested we do something like the dinner every few months and everybody just laughed at me, especially the guy who was heading it up, bucking jerk.

The next day we went out for breakfast due to having just moved into the new house.

I am not a person who really likes change so thus the move was a bit hard. However, there were people who helped me figure out how to get from my new house to different places in town, and I later grew to quite like the new place.

Watching "American Dad" on my little TV with an antenna the first Sunday because the satilite wasn't hooked up yet.

When it was hooked up, one of the first things I saw was the CFMT twenty-fifth anniversary special.

Looking up old clips of CBMT around Christmas time.

Listening to "The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show" every Saturday night at 6:00 on WBCQ.

Trying in vain to find an apartment in Belleville.

Working Mondays at the local crisis pregnancy centre, another example of "let's give the blind guy a token amount of things to do so he'll feel important."

LOOKING BACK-JULY/AUGUST 2011

(Based on notes to myself.)

I was still feeling the effects of Pastor Peters' death quite heavily.

Received funny-looking cartridges in the mail from Christian Record Services one Monday afternoon. Called a whole bunch of different people trying to figure out what they were. I finally found out they were audio cartridges for American DAISEE players.

A note to remember my parents' anniversary. Little did I know a month later I would have no reason to remember it anymore.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

REPLY AWL

The article about scientology in the October 8 issue of Maclean's is well worth the read; a good, detailed, long-form article you rarely see in magazines anymore.

"The End" feature in Maclean's always has someone dying in an ironic manner, but in the October 8 issue the subject's birth is ironic as well.

This week's issue of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind has an article about internet usage reducing depression in the elderly. Being online can sometimes be the loneliest, most depressing experience you can have.

Monday, November 19, 2012

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Have been having some good dx the past couple Sunday nights including WEDG Buffalo and CJPT Brocville.

The weather band on my shortwave was working slightly last night.

Angler And Hunter TV is now going to be on OLN. Shouldn't it have been on there from the channel's inception?

CLOTH DIAPER AND ELIMINATION COMMUNICATION ROUNDUP

A woman living in Western Canada has a Weebly page with a lot of cloth diaper and elimination communication information.

Another Canadian gal has her own blog and shop dedicated to this subject.

Finally, a great blog with lots of information on cloth diapering and lots of other great stuff.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

REPLY AWL

In the Bad News section of the October 8 issue of Maclean's there is an item about Health Canada warning parents about having trampolenes for their children. When I was four my parents bought me a trampolene and it was the best investment they ever made. It gave me over twenty years of pleasure, a great amount of exercise and lots of happy memories. I'm going to put it up again if I can ever get a fence built at my place. I didn't even need a net around the thing; my parents just told me to be careful and stay in the middle.

In the same issue their is a column against circumcision. As it was by Barbara Emil I didn't read it, but I think circumcision is a good thing for boys. It makes the penis easier to keep clean. I also heard one of my college roommates' girlfriends, who was a huge tramp, say that her boyfriend "may be small but he is circumcised."

There are also a couple of articles in this issue that show the problems of Western society are spreading around the world, like the article about the obesity problem in Arab nations or the article that mentions how high the household debt of South Koreans is.

Friday, November 16, 2012

THE SOUND OF WRITING

Anyone remember a program called "The Sound Of Writing" on NPR? For all I know it might still be on the air.

I used to listen to it back in the mid-nineties when it aired on The WRVO Playhouse. Some of my memories of this show could be mixed up with memories of "This American Life."

I remember this one piece this guy did on their where he talked about what it must be like to be Santa. The essay included the author relating an incident of remembering he had to sweep the chimney one night and getting a whole bunch of soot in his pajamas. He also talked about bumping into furniture when his wife suddenly changed the house around and accidentally eating Minute Rice with milk on it one morning, mistaking it for cereal.

There was this other story about this Indian woman who moved to Chicago. It ends with the woman standing on the balcony of her apartment and watching the snow fall. Some boys on the street below were calling her "nigger."

There was this other one about some kids having a game of pick up baseball and all the dads coming out and watching. They drank beer and watched the game till long after the street lights came on.

There was another story where this guy was a stepfather and he was trying to convince his new wife's daughter to go swimming in the lake. I can remember one quote was the child saying, "I wouldn't drown if I never went in. You're the one that's making me go in."

Later in the story there is an incident where the guy and the girl "Make love."

There was another story about a girl growing up on a farm in the south. I remember one quote from the story concerning the father's thoughts on religion. "Christians had the answer, Jews had half the answer, heathens had no answer, and Catholics had missed the boat."

Friday, November 9, 2012

INTERNET STUFF

Finding that a lot of online survey software is accessible.

Yes, YouTube, a commercial featuring fiddle music is totally appropriate to play before a rap video.

A couple neat phone lines where you can hear movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts over the phone. The first is MatChat, 712-432-6444. The other is Classic Chat, 616-883-2928.

GORDON KORMAN SUCKS

I was somewhat a fan of Gordon Korman when I was younger but then I came to realize his books weren't that good.

The books have this tone of this teenager who thinks he knows what life is all about but doesn't really, which is fitting because Korman was a teenager when he wrote many of his most popular books.

Who Is Bugs Potter?: I'm a nerd who doesn't like rock music so I'll write a book featuring a kid who wants to be a rock star who is an arrogant moron.

Also, the idea of the European actress who was really a Jewish girl from New York City was OK, but there's a big difference, Gordon, between a French accent and a Polish accent.

I get that Frank and Barney, the burglars, were supposed to be a couple bunglers, but they shouldn't have been made as inept as they were.

Also, since Korman probably didn't have a clue how rock stars really live, the rock stars Bugs and David meet don't act like famous musicians usually do. Where are the jokes about booze, tiny cigarettes and white powder? Also, instead of making the members of Dorchester Melon upper class Englishmen (who by the way don't use any Britishisms), Korman should have made them cockney, soccer hooligan types.

Naturally, since Gordon Korman grew up in Canada, his books dismiss things like advertising. You really get this sense of this nerd determined to put down things everyone else likes such as sitcoms, movies and other things.

No Coins, Please: I still have a soft spot in my heart for this book, though. The scene with the Junior Tours director drunk on the airplane at the end is pretty good, as well as the scene where Sheldon throws the block of steal through the glass wall.

The Twinkie Squad: Neat how the weird kids got the rest of the school to sign up for the therapy group, then publicly resigned.

The Toilet Paper Tigers: Boring. Also, how did that professor understand a bloody thing his niece was saying?

Son of the Mob: Slightly funnier than a lot of Korman's other books but still naive.

Loosing Joe's Place: Rootbeer Racinette is a funny character.

A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag: Why do none of the other kids figure out that a lot of Raymond's problems are of his own making?

UNDER PRESSURE: HOW THE EPIDEMIC OF HYPER-PARENTING CHILDHOOD-INTRODUCTION

by Carl Honore. Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2008.

Honore says that contrary to creating a generation of children healthier, happier and brighter than any generation before, todays helicopter parenting is having effects to the opposite.

I would agree with the author on this one.

First, let's look at health. Children are spending more time indoors and less time exercising so they are becoming overweight. This is pretty obvious.

Next, happiness. More children, up to and including college students, are depressed or suffering from other mental illnesses than ever before.

These young people don't have Christ, so of course they're depressed.

Also, as Honore says, this depression comes from being expected to overachieve and from the children being forced into activities they don't want to do.

Additionally, though, more people of high school and college age are depressed because they don't possess any hope for the future.

The first reason is obviously the above-mentioned lack of knowledge of the Saviour.

Also, we must consider the influence of the media on children's minds. Look at what's popular today: "The Hunger Games", zombies, vampires, and werewolves. Most everything that's a hit with kids is distopia, horror and death. The popularity of such things is indeed fitting in a way since that is all these teens and young adults have to look forward to without a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Along these same lines, those of high school and postsecondary age are worried about the future. The economy is sinking, there are no jobs and real life is getting scarier and more horror-filled all the time. Again, the only true source of hope is the God of the Bible.

Onto intelligence. Honore points out that today's rigid structure and scheduling is making children more risk averse and less creative. However, there are other areas where today's youth are lacking intelligence.

First, we have such things as seven year olds who can't zip jackets and twelve year olds who can't use can openers.

Also, there's a lack of common sense among young people, moresoe I believe than ever before.

In addition, today's children don't really even have computer skills. They're great at going on Facebook, but can't properly write sentences or format documents such as resumes, cover letters and business letters.

WHOLE CHILD/WHOLE PARENT-BABY LANGUAGE

There are things about babies that were not known back in 1983 when Polly Berien Berrends wrote the addition of the book these commentaries are based on.

For example, with regards to responding to and understanding your young infant, new, incredible and wonderful things are being practised in this area today.

For example, there is baby sign language. Preverbal babies can communicate with hand signs. This is fairly well-known. No need to wait till they have their words anymore! Baby sign language enhances the development of spoken language in young children because it's that much more time you spend emphasizing words.

Additionally, there is now baby language. Just as infants know when they need to relieve themselves, little babies can also communicate verbally.

For one thing, there is interpretation of a baby's cries. This has been universally known for a long time, but now it is more of a science.

The above link has to do with interpreting baby's cries more exactly, but I believe there is also a method which has to do with the sounds the baby makes before it cries. This is either part of the above method or a different thing, I'm not really sure.

I have also heard of a way to interpret the babblings of older infants and that that's a language, too but I don't know very much about this.

You cannot properly train up a child in the way they should go without Jeus Christ.

REPLY AWL

It was heartening to read about how people were helping each other out after Hurricane Sandy in this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind.

The article in the same magazine about egg creams was also very good. Well-written, interesting, evocative, and just good all around.

There is an article in the October issue of Readers Digest about how the Catholic church is supposedly changing to prevent sex abuse.

The article says peritioners no longer see the priest as this figure who is different from the rest of humankind. They must still see him this way, though,  because in Catholic tradition, the priest is the one with the power to turn the host and wine into the body and blood of Jesus. That automatically sets him apart from the rest of humanity, according to Catholics.

Seminaries can have all the Integral Hyuman Development classes they want but the fact remains that it won't curb pedophelia in the Catholic church.

These seminaries can say "channel your sexual energy into other activities", but the fact remains that for men sex is a physical need like food or water. When you're really hungry, it doesn't do much good to try to focus on something else; you need food.

Men who want to abuse children are still going to be drawn to the priesthood and are still going to find ways to perpetrate their abominations.

On the other hand, maybe the Catholic church really isn't doing anything about this problem and just told the media and the public what they wanted to hear.

Also, I would like to take this opportunity to point out the advanced ridiculousness of a guy sworn to a life of celebacy with no wife or children advising his flock about their families.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DR. CLEAVER KEENAN 1930-2012

Cleaver Keenan 1930 - 2012




In loving Memory of a Dear and True Friend.



By Mich Verrier.



Seven years ago, outside of the New Liskeard post office while I was picking up my dog’s leavings. I heard a voice say “hello”. “Hello” I said then I introduced myself

“My name is Mich and this is my Seeing Eye dog Dale.”

“ Nice to meet you” said this person, “My name is Cleaver and this is my wife Dorothy. “Nice to meet you both” I said. Then I asked D

“Do you happen to know anything about how to fix computers?”

“ Why yes I do,” he said “ why, is yours broken?”

“ Yes it is” I said.

“ Well I will pop by and take a look at it,” he said. I thanked him and went on my way. Thus began my friendship with one of the kindest and nicest people I have ever met -.Dr.. Cleaver Keenan and his wife Dorothy. Over the next seven years Cleaver did more than just fix my pc. We ended up forming a long and lasting friendship which I still treasure to this day. I was with Cleaver through many of the ups and downs that come with life. I was there when he had to put his wife in a Home since she had Alzheimer's And he was there for me when I had a relationship with a girl that went badly. But through it all and through discussions on Friday nights at “Roosters” in booth 4, and then later on at the Rainbow Kitchen Chinese restaurant, and Steak Villa, and at his place afterwards, Cleaver and I talked about everything under the sun: life, death, relationships, and God. Religion was a favourite topic of his.

I once asked him in a session with another friend, Ray, at the Library “How can you have a relationship with a dead guy?” after which he sent me an article by John Bowen that tried to tackle that very question. I also later on met John Bowen and thought he was a very nice guy. In short Cleaver was my friend and I miss him a lot. Everytime I had something bothering me, or needed help with things, he was there. I will miss hearing his voice at the other end of the phone or when we would chat on Skype. I also will miss his handshake and the deep and meaningful conversations we had on Friday nights at his place after dinner which is where the conversations would start. He was also a great lover of history, especially World War 2. I learned a lot from him about this time period in history. He and I also shared a love of old music. As he often said to me, “who can I talk to who is twenty nine, about music by people like Sir Harry Lauder?”

After he asked me that I sent him some songs by the above artist. The same goes for books we shared a love of reading and he and I read some of the same books like “Three Men in a Boat”. I am what you might call a old soul and all my life have gotten along with older people more than people of my own age group, and Cleaver was one of those people. I had more in common with him then I ever had with people of my own age. I remember a time when he said to me in answer to my question “have you seen the news? “He said “No I have no need to, I just wait to talk to you!” I took that as a great compliment. He also once told me about the book “The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story, a Biography by Rosalind Perlman” - I was struck with this sentence



“Everyone who reads Dr. Jacob Bolotin's story will learn that blindness is no barrier to a full life and great accomplishments," said Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind.



In fact, I wouldn't be at all surprised if after I've gone, and someone mentions my name, another person will say, "Oh yeah!, wasn't that the old doc who was a friend of Mich's?" An epitaph I would treasure.

In short Cleaver was my friend and I am thankful for the time I got to spend with him and the things he taught me about life, love and for seeing me as more then just “that blind guy.”



To my Friend Cleaver, where ever you are, I know you are happy and I also know that I will see you again some day.



From Mich Verrier from New Liskeard Ontario Canada.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Last week's episode of "Vinyl Tap" about songs that broke the rules was sure interesting.

The other day my computer speakers were picking up Pastor Melissa Scott.

Neat to here Jane Hautin hosting "Here And Now" yesterday afternoon.

Got up early this morning so I did some AM dxing. Neat to hear Boomer, Imus and others.

Monday, November 5, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

WBCQ faded out around quarter to nine Friday night.

Heard a great syndicated show, "Hard Drive" hosted by Lou Brutus on WEDG Buffalo last night. Lots of kickin metal!

Saturday's episode of "This Is That" was good, especially the "preview" at the end.

CBC Radio Two actually came in well last night for the first time in a few weeks.

Friday, November 2, 2012

WHOLE CHILD/WHOLE PARENT-UNITY

Matthew 7 24-25: This passage teaches we must build our lives on the solid rock, Jesus Christ.

The Bible clearly says God is above all. He is the Creator, we are the creation. We are not one with Him as God.

Isaiah 51 1: This verse says we should look to Jesus Christ for our health, safety and welfare.

Romans 12 15: This verse refers to Christians, not everyone in general. Also, being one in Christ doesn’t mean we are Christ.

Phillipians 2 5: Paul is referring to Christ’s way of looking at things as revealed exclusively in the Bible.

Matthew 22 37-38: Again, the Lord God is one, meaning one entity. He is not “one with everything” as Eastern philosophy teaches. Also, we are to love our neighbour as ourselves, but we are not one with our neighbour in that Eastern philosophical sense.

Luke 2 49: This verse has to do with Jesus doing the work God the Father sent Him for and proves Jesus was God. It has nothing to do with parenting!

Isaiah 30 21: This passage speaks about the Israelites turning from their sins to follow Jesus. This has nothing to do with cosmic unity!

Matthew 5 16: This verse points to the fact that the God of the Bible is the Father and our good works are for Him, not ourselves as God.

James 1 16-17: These verses tell us that every good thing comes from the God of the Bible.

John 16 33: This verse says Jesus Christ has overcome the world, not humanity through it’s love-intelligence.

Instead of saying, “What a lucky girl you are” I would say, “God has been good to you” or "God has blessed you."

John 3 8; 2 Corinthians 4 18: These verses have to do with faith.

There are times when you have to say to your child, “No, you don’t do this.” The Bible contains many commandments that start with “thou shalt not.”

Also, at times, it is necessary to physically discipline your child. The Bible says that a parent who never physically disciplines their child doesn’t love their child, although, as far as the greater meaning of this and similar verses, the Bible is referring to a shepherd's rod, with which the shepherd guides the sheep. It is a challenge to think of training up our children in a holistic way when it comes to discipline, guiding them and shepherding them, which does of course contain physical discipline within the context of a parents' loving relationship with their child.

Romans 12 5: This verse has to do with the structure of the church.

Prayer is supernatural communication.

You cannot properly train up children in the way they should go without Jesus Christ.

A MESSAGE REGARDING ASHLEY SMITH

In the first place, why did Ashley Smith end up in juvinile detention simply for throwing crab apples at a mailman? I realize it can be considered assault but if it was her first offense then surely she should have been let off with a warning for something like that.

My heart goes out to her after seeing and hearing about the brutal treatment she received for all those years.

I think someone in the system had it in for her, by which I mean they wanted to make some sort of an example out of her. You can be pretty much sure a tare was behind it all.

Well, Mr. Snake, and the jail guards who treated her so unnecissarily brutally, God sees all and knows all. You won't be able to escape the sentence of Hell or bargain with God on Judgment Day so you won't have to go there. You will surely pay eternally for what you've done.

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

That "Fifteen Seconds in Time" feature seems pretty good.

Picked up 1010 WINS last night.

Last week's episode of "This Is That" was good but they relied a bit on some of their old jokes.

Cudos to the people in Hay River who took over the CBC transmitters.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

THE ALDRIDGE FAMILY

I'm not sure how I feel about the old-time radio show "The Aldridge Family."

Of the few episodes I have heard, it seems like the show mostly consisted of something being mistaken for something else and Henry having to replace or get back that something. The first episode of "The Aldridge Family" I ever heard though was pretty creative. Henry's parents were going out for the evening and left Henry with three dollars to get a meal at a restaurant. (You gotta love 1948 prices.) Instead, Henry and his best friend Homer decide to make there own meal. They get out one of Henry's mom's recipe books and decide to make this fancy French dish. As I recall, they came up with an interesting way of brazing (which they thought was beating up) the meat, and had the rice boil over which they collected in a whole bunch of small pots.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The advertisers sure responded to Hurricane Sandy in a hurry.

Listened to more storm coverage on WABC last night.

Heard a weird earthquake drill, called The Big Shake or something, on WGN last night.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Sunday night, I picked up Radio Havana Cuba.

Also Sunday night, the weather band on my shortwave was somewhat working.

Listened to some of the coverage of Hurricane Sandy last night and tonight. Last night I listened on WABC and tonight I listened to both WABC and WJR.

Also tonight I picked up WOWO Fort Wayne, WOOD Grand Rapids and 1250 The River.

KENNETH HAGIN SERMON

The verse in 1 Corinthians 13 that contains the phrase "if I speak in the tongues of men and angels" isn't saying that we can speak in a Heavenly language. What Paul is saying is if he could talk in a language that only angels spoke and understood but didn't have love for his fellow man, it would be in vain.

Where in the Bible does anyone "sing in the Spirit?" Ditto "groaning in the Spirit?"

Where in the Bible is smoke a sign of the presence of God?

Satan is the God of this world system. However, Jesus Christ bought back the world, as in the planet on the cross with His blood.

We pray for things because God wants our participation. He does things, but our duty in this matter is to ask Him first. The Bible does also say God can do nothing on His own initiative, either can't or doesn't, I forget what the verse actually says.

The Lord knows the things we need before we ask so we shouldn't pray for the necesities of life. The phrase in the Lord's prayer "give us this day our daily bread" means "give us our Spiritual bread, knowledge and wisdom and understanding from God."

Hagan twists the verse about "in the mouth of two or three witnesses let all things be established" to mean that if you can twist two or three scriptures or one scripture and a so-called word from the Lord then that proves what you're saying.

Where in the Bible does it say you'll know when your done praying when you have a "note of victory?"

Acts 2 38 means that when you repent and are baptised you'll have the Holy Spirit. It is not referring to a "baptism of the Holy Spirit" where one of the initial signs is speaking in tongues.

If these tongues that these Pentacostals speak in are "God's language", then wouldn't they have common words? Someone should study a whole bunch of these different tongues. I'd suspect they wouldn't find a common word in even two of them. If tongues in Heavenly language are talking to God, shouldn't they all have a common word meaning "the Most High God" like the tetrogrammaton?

I suspect some if not many of the stories Hagan told were apocryphal.

INTERNET STUFF

A few cool sites to tell you about today.

First, Drummer World, a community of drummers where you can see tutorials, discuss drumming techniques and listen to drum solos.

Next, Bangla Music. At first the broken English makes it look like a spam site, but I can assure you it's legit. Listen to a huge selection of music from Bangladesh. The A category has over three gigs of stuff in it alone.

Next, Digital Podcast. Same thing with the site above as far as the broken English making it appear fishy at first, but a really good site. A directory with over 2000 pages of podcasts. That's right, not over 2000 podcasts listed, but over 2000 pages of listings.

Monday, October 29, 2012

LEE STROBLE CONTINUES TO BE A DISAPPOINTMENT

In a chapter in "The Case for the Real Jesus", Stroble interviews a professor about whether Christianity came from Mythrism. The issue of Mythrus and Jesus both being born on December 25 comes up. The professor says Jesus was possibly born on January 6. Of course the professor can't say Jesus was born in the fall because this might lead Christians into finding out about the pagan origins of Christmas.

In the next chapter, Stroble interviews a Jew who supposedly converted to Christianity. (Whether he actually is saved only God knows.) The Jewish scholar uses the unholy name for Jesus when that's not actually how the ancient Hebrews would have pronounced it.

KENNETH HAGIN BROKEN ARROW OKLAHOMA MEETING

Demented laughter that started off slightly evil and became increasingly evil. Most of the service consisted of this as well as Hagan breathing the Holy Spirit (actually demons?) on people.

Hagan spoke in tongues. I wonder what Satanic messages his gibberish contained.

Where in the Bible is falling down ever considered a sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit?

The Bible says, "be not drunk with wine but be filled with the Holy Spirit." It never says be drunk (out of your head) with the Holy Spirit.

Could the freedom Hagan talks about really be "free Edom?"

The Bible speaks of being free, but it is freedom in the context of liberty, the freedom to do whatever doesn't violate the law of God.

"If you need Jesus, say "Brother Keith, will you pray for me?"

Shouldn't they be praying themselves?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

SEVEN REASONS WHY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IS BAD

1. It's designed to make everything boring and make children not want to learn.

2. It's one size fits all learning when, in fact, everyone learns differently. When the public school system's theory proves not to be true, the child who learns differently is labelled as stupid or disabled.

3. Your kids have to be in with the riff raff. Let's face it. It's government-run, so it's open to everyone, including the children of parents who send their kids to school half-dressed, without manners and without proper teaching on how to behave.

4. It creates the idea of the school as a hangout. All these children are sent to school and become accustomed to the school as a focal point for getting to know people. Many people go through school, get out into the real world and have no way of making friends because there isn't an environment with people there own age sharing a common experience anymore. Many of these people also have trouble making friends with people of different ages because they've been used to people in the same age group for years and years.

5. It creates an environment where children are taught by other children they always have to have the latest thing and be "cool" according to the other children's definition of cool.

6. The emphasis is on things happening at scheduled times rather than things getting done. In the real world, the focus of work most often is to get something done by a certain date. In the workplace, if you can't get something done by the end of the day, you stay and work overtime.

7. Conversely, if you do manage to get your work done within the period, you can't move onto the next thing planned for the day because you have to wait for the other students and the end of the class.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Christmas is the ancient pagan winter solstice festival dressed up in Christian garb. It was instituted by Constantine in AD 336.

The symbols associated with Christmas all have their routes in paganism. A little research will confirm this.

Nowhere in the Bible are we commanded to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Now ask yourself, is it right to take something that is inherently sinful, like a pagan holiday, and celebrate it as Jesus' birthday?

Our Saviour said "a good tree bareth good fruit and a bad tree bareth bad fruit." Here is some of the bad fruit Christmas bares, notwithstanding people who have been saved by Christmas sermons who wouldn't have been reached any other way and the token charitable deeds that are done at that time of year.

1. All the stress and hassle that comes with Christmas shopping.

2. People who can barely afford food and heat will go without those things because they are obligated to buy Christmas presents.

3. All the stress that goes along with planning and preparing for the holidays in general.

4. The fact you can't escape it. You hear about it year round anymore.

5. The fact you can't get anything done. Every single thing you, your spouse or children are involved with has a Christmas party.

6. The increased rates of depression and suicide. (Mental health professionals, don't tell me the rates are the same year-round. I know I get more emotional around the holidays.)

7. All the humiliating moments, family fights and drunkenness associated with the Christmas season.

Friday, October 26, 2012

INTERNET STUFF

Is fan fiction just code for errotica?

Snarking seems like the type of thing I've been looking for all my life.

Joining Craigslist was easy. Kudos to them for being accessible.

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

OK WTAM, you can stop playing the same two episodes of "Classic Cuts."

Al Gore's Current TV is up for sale. CEO Joel Hyatt says they'd had three offers this year alone, so the time was right. Also, they couldn't make any money or get any viewers.

The weather band on my shortwave is somewhat working tonight.

LEE STROBLE IS CRUISIN FOR A BRUISIN

So in "The Case For The Real Jesus" Stroble interviews a Biblical scholar with the last name of Wallace who says certain things about some Biblical passages.

The scholar says the story of the woman caught in adultery was added into John's gospel by a later writer and cannot be trusted as far as details. Well, maybe Luke wrote the passage but was not inspired to put it in his gospel. John later got ahold of it and included it in his gospel, adding the specific details. John was one of Jesus' disciples, so he either would have been there or he could have asked other witnesses.

Wallace says that the detail of the sin being adultery is not varrifiable. Logically, though, the sin the woman was caught in had to be adultery because that's the only capital offense that falls outside of one's body, that is, that involves multiple persons. One thing that I think is quite inferable from the passage is that the woman's accusers were all guilty as well.

Wallace says the verses at the end of Mark 16 weren't included in the original manuscripts, but were added later based on incidents from Acts. Well, who's being like atheists and putting the cart before the horse now, Stroble and Wallace? Also, where would the writer get the sign of drinking poison if it weren't originally in Mark's gospel? There is no example of that sign taking place in Acts.

Wallace says Mark 1 41 should read Jesus was moved with anger, not compassion, but this is utterly stupid and ridiculous on it's face, contextually speaking. This lepper comes to Jesus and says that if it's Jesus' will, Jesus can make him clean. Jesus heals the lepper and basically says that it is His will and the lepper is clean. Why would Jesus be angry in that situation?

Most difficult, and, in the end, damningly on Wallace and Stroble's part, however, is the assertion that 1 John 5 7-8 is not actually part of the Bible. Wallace says the verses were taken from a homily in the eighth century, but less than an hour's research on the internet turns up that these verses were referred to and even directly quoted in the third, fourth and fifth centuries. For example, Cyprian alludes to these verses by including the words "these three are one" in one of his writings on the trinity, and he reportedly also quotes the passage directly in another one of his writings.

Wallace angrily laments the ignorance in the church today when referring to 1 John 5 7-8, but who is being willingly or unwillingly ignorant? Are Stroble and Wallace possibly not ignorant but deliberately misleading?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

LEE STROBLE AND CATHOLICISM

In "The Case for Faith", Stroble interviews John D. Woodbridge.

Woodbridge says the Albigensians were heretics, when actually the Albegensians knew the Bible better than Catholic priests.

Woodbridge also downplays the Crusades, even though they fit with the Catholic church's usual way of doing things and were brought about by the direct orders of the Pope.

Woodbridge also downplays the severity of the Inquisition and neglects to mention that Rome has continued to do such things up to at least the twentieth century.

Additionally, Woodbridge says "you can't be a Christian and be anti-Semetic." He says Jesus' disciples were all Jewish, even though they had no genetic relation to the people we call Jews today.

Woodbridge also attributes Luther's anti-Jewishness to leg pains or some ridiculous thing in the reformer's later years. However, Luther read the Talmud and knew what the Jews were.

In "The Case for a Creator", Stroble interviews two scholars who say Galileo was threatened with being burned at the stake for making fun of the Pope. Even if this were true, it would still be inexcusable. Also, the two scholars say Galileo's persecution didn't really have anything to do with his teaching that the Earth revolved around the sun and that other scientists weren't killed for believing this. What about the quote then in "Fifty Years in the Church of Rome" where a scholar who lived around the same time as the famous scientist is quoted to the effect that he believes what Galileo teaches but can't publicly acknowledge it's truth or he'll be killed?

Of course Zondervan knows that if they appeal to the Catholics they'll sell a lot more books.

FIRST FRIDAYS MARMORA OPEN MIC

Hi all,


Forwarding this from our friend Eileen Quinn. Eileen hosts and runs a fabulous ‘Open Mic’ event on the first Friday of every month. After letting things rest through the summer this is now starting up again next Friday (November 2nd).

This is easily the best event of its kind that I have played in the area. Well worth a visit.

Sign up on the stage list when you arrive. The format is 2 or 3 songs per act in rotation, followed by a second set (time permitting) of 2 or 3 songs for those who want to play some more. Starts at 7 pm, runs until about 10.

Eileen is terrific, the venue is excellent, the atmosphere is welcoming, the beer is cold, the red wine is passable, the snacks are very edible and everyone has an excellent evening of music in the company of friends and like-minded people. The range of music offered is excellent. The venue is supportive to ‘first-timers’ and experienced performers alike. Performers range from young people in their teens to proto-geezers like myself.

Those of us who’ve played this venue give it an ‘Amazing Recommendation’. It’s really worth checking out. Come to perform or be part of the audience. You’ll enjoy yourself!

James

Here’s the detailed blurb from Eileen:

What makes this a bit different from other events and venues in the area is that we are aiming for a broad variety of music and we are a true "open mic", meaning people play solo or as duos, etc. (however they’ve come - there's no backing band).We welcome cover tunes and original material. We've got the stage and the sound system. We've got cold beer! Our format is 2 or 3 songs at a time per performer, cycling through the list again if we've got time.

Last year we were drawing about a dozen performers and sometimes 40 people (or more) in attendance. A great start. We’ve had everything from alternate rock through folk, grunge and country. We’ve had covers and excellent local songwriters performing their own original work. Performers come back and bring their friends with them.

First Fridays Marmora Open Mic

November 2nd 7PM

2 Crawford St.

Marmora Curling Club

Licensed Lounge



All types of music welcome. No cover charge.



Bring your ears, your voice, your instrument, your friends



Eileen


KENNETH HAGIN OKLAHOMA MEETING NOVEMBER 1 1988

I think, at least insofar as it was in the spiritual realm, Jesus could have silenced that demon on His own.

"Every time someone was healed in the Bible, they wanted to be healed."

What about the lame beggar in the Book of Acts?

While there is something to be said for what Hagan says about "carrying" other believers, even mature Christians can have people pray for them.

The ruling and reigning which Hagan refers to has more to do with having God's law supreme in our lives as opposed to man's law.

REPLY AWL

It's tough to make it in live theatre these days which is why it's always good to read about a company that's doing well, such as the Ottawa Little Theatre profiled in Maclean's September 17 issue.

In an article about adoption in the September issue of Chatalaine, a woman complains about how difficult international adoption is. How about, if Africa has orphans, Africans adopt them; if Guatemala has orphans, Guatamalans adopt them, etc.

The same issue features Caitlin Moran in the Book Club section. This feminist hyumourist says some things that are frankly pretty stupid.

The exerpt published in the magazine basically says that men don't get upset when other men complain or insult them so women shouldn't get upset either. However, men and women are different, and no, Moran, it isn't just "a 20 percent genital difference." Men and women are dissimilar in so many ways, and this includes the fact that women tend to take things a lot more personally than men.

Moran also says "pornography isn't bad but the industry is sexist." Well of course the porn industry is inherently sexist. Pornography is designed to appeal to men and their linear nature. If pornography were made mostly or equally for women it wouldn't sell because it isn't designed to appeal to the way women are.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Heard a couple minutes of an interesting music program on the VOA Saturday morning.

Man, Saturday morning's episode of "This Is That" was good.

Brother Stair's voice sounds hoarser than ever.

Monday, October 22, 2012

KENNETH HAGIN OCTOBER 1997 CHESTERFIELD MISOURI

The demonstration of the Spirit Paul spoke of in 2 Corinthians 2 was the power to convict people of their sins and change lives, not the ability to act like mental patients.

The phrase "all I have is thine" in the story of the prodigal son refers to the fact that the elder brother was going to get all the rest of the inheritance.

A lot of freakish, demented laughter from Hagan at the end.

JESSE DUPLANTIS-OVERFLOW: IS IT MATERIALISM OR IS IT MANIFESTATION?

These prosperity preachers talk a lot about "success." Different people define success in different ways.

While a guest preacher at a church, Duplantis needed a watch so he wouldn't go over his time limit. If I were him I wouldn't worry about a time limit, I'd just preach for however long the Holy Spirit told me to preach.

Says the Pope is doing the work of the Lord, which he isn't. Also, the Pope probably does use his plane for personal things.

Abraham wouldn't take his portion from the king of Sodom but he did ask for portions for the men he had brought with him. Even if you don't choose to take money for something, Godly financial wisdom involves always insuring that you give those who work with you and for you what is due them.

The real issue with prospering in an ungodly way is that we can't compromise our faith.

In order for people to get saved, they need to be convicted of their sins. Conviction of the disobedience in their lives is what will bring people to Jesus.

The verse in Ephesians has more to do with spiritual blessings than material things.

JESSE DUPLANTIS - OVERFLOW: GOD'S TSUNAMI OF BLESSING FOR YOU

"If you can think it, you can have it."

"You're a vessel full of creative power."

Sounds like New Age "You are your own god, you can manifest things with your mind" thinking.

"God said "Then I'll keep giving you more things so you can continue to thank me."

God doesn't give His people things so we can thank Him; he gives us things as blessings for our obedience to His commandments.

Duplantis doesn't preach against Catholicism; in fact, he views them as fellow Christians, which isn't true.

Told a Moslem, "I'm not against your religion, I'm not against you." If you're not against his religion, then what are you doing using the name of someone who said "I am the way the truth and the life no man cometh unto the Father but by me?"

"I didn't want to criticize him."

If you didn't want to criticize this Moslem man, then what are you doing being a Christian preacher?

Did that Moslem ever come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, as opposed to just "talking to God?"

JESSE DUPLANTIS-OVERFLOW: GOD'S GIFT OF ABUNDANCE

Says the reason most of the people George Whitfield preached to didn't stay in the faith was because Whitfield had no material possessions when he died. No, actually many who were saved by Whitfield's preaching probably did remain Christians. Their salvation wasn't dependent upon Whitfield's financial status. Besides, George Whitfield could preach better than you can.

"You have to catch the fish before you can clean it."

While a lot of Christians leave sinners with the impression they have to clean their lives up before they can come to Christ, Christians should still preach abandonment of sins to the unsaved.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

REPLY AWL

The September 10 issue of Maclean's has an article asking why so many college students are anxious and depressed. Ultimately, this is because, without Christ these kids have nothing to live for or in which to place their hope.

In the same issue a rabi admits you don't have to believe in God to be "a good Jew."

There is an item in the Newsmakers section of the September 17 issue of Maclean's about "Father" Benedict Rochelle saying that young boys seduce pedophile priests. Rochelle is thus excusing what these priests are doing. The Catholic church then excuses what Rochelle said by blaming his remarks on a car accident he was involved in seven years ago. Typical Catholic behaviour.

Friday, October 19, 2012

JESSE DUPLANTIS-OVERFLOW: REAPING THE RESULTS OF HEAVENLY AFFECTION

These prosperity preachers are always quick to point out the Bible doesn't forbid having things.

The Bible says charity and bringing another back from wandering cover a multitude of sins, not the other thing Duplantis mentioned.

Duplantis talks about professional athletes. Bonds used steroids. Success in a secular arena is no indication that the player is honouring God by using what they were given. Everything gained without God is all in vain.

So Duplantis eats at Wendy's. He is pridefully humble.

Not spending five dollars on a Coke doesn't make you a Christian.

JESSE DUPLANTIS-OVERFLOW: THE ABUNDANCE-PRODUCING POWER OF EXPECTING GREAT THINGS

"I wake up every morning and say "It's gonna be a good day.""

See Romans 8 28. We don't need to say that it'll be a good day.

"Billy Graham said, "It's the Holy Spirit's job to convict, it's the Father's job to judge, it's our job to love."

What about the Scripture that says to judge righteously?

"The reason people doubt is jealousy."

No, the reason people doubt is lack of faith.

Cathy responded, "Your mama" to Jessi when he asked her to bring him a glass of water. In the black community "Your mama" means "you have sex with your mother." Is that any way for a Christian to talk?

Yes, part of the church world has this view that Christians shouldn't expect prosperity, but another part of the church world, the part Duplantis is involved with, expects prosperity without obedience.

The Duplantis's appear austentatious, especially with regards to buying high-end clothes. I believe Paul's instructions to Timothy regarding modesty have more to do with not wearing clothes that are too fancy than with dressing too sexily.

Duplantis makes a lot of sex jokes. He also uses the Lord's name in vain a lot, saying things like, "Jesus, Jesus Christ, Oh Jesus, etc." at points in his sermon when it really isn't appropriate to do so. My drunk, pot-smoking United church friend gets you shouldn't say things like that, why can't you get that, Jesse?

Using an analogy about Louis Faton purses?! You're seriously trying to preach to the common people like this?

God created man last simply so we would have everything we need. God created everything in order.

JESSE DUPLANTIS LEARNING TO THINK OUT OF THE BOX

Hurricane Katrina was God's judgment on New Orleans; it's that simple. Another will come because the people have not repented.

The secular world won't necissarily agree with someone who thinks outside the box.

The church world will disagree with such a person because they're content to remain in the same crummy situation they're in.

It was Thomas Edison who said, "I now no 999 ways not to do it."; not Sherlock Holmes.

It is a sin to owe debt; it's not just a higher principle.

Covenant Magazine probably isn'tt the only exposure some people have to Jesus; they probably watch other televangelists at least.

Possitive information is fairly easy to obtain from bigtime preachers like Duplantis, various motivational speakers and others.

"You need to think like I think and walk like I walk."

No, Jesse, we need to think and walk like Christ would have us to think and walk.

INTERNET STUFF

The audio capchas for Blogger sound really weird and freakish now. Oh well, at least I'm able to solve these ones.

So many online forms on different websites are inaccessible. Even many email addresses on websites are inaccessible if you don't have Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook, which lots of people say you shouldn't have.

Speaking of email, websites should make an effort to get back to people in a timely manner when they do email them.

Bell Canada can sure be stupid sometimes. A lady called me yesterday about some billing issues. We got everything sorted out. The lady said she would call me back in a few minutes to confirm everything had been updated. A couple minutes later another lady called me and started giving me the same speech about the billing issues that the other staff member and I had just spent twenty minutes resolving.

Also, why wasn't my address for my Ebill changed as soon as my email address with Bell was changed? Hello, you're a phone company _and an internet service provider. Have your departments talk to each other once in a while.

WHOLE CHILD/WHOLE PARENT-FREEDOM

John 8 32: This verse tells us that putting our faith in the truth of Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection will free us from sin. Notice it says “Make you free” instead of the commonly quoted “set you free.” Set implies being made free for a period of time after which the freed person will return to bondage, but Jesus Christ frees us from the clutches of Satan forever.

True freedom can only be found in Jesus Christ.

These days, people don’t want freedom, they want security. Parents and children don’t want freedom nowadays either; they just want to get through one thing after another. “OK, get ready so we can go to a place to do what we have to do so we can then go to another place to do what we have to do so we can come home and do what we have to do. Then we’ll go to bed and sleep because we have to so we can get up tomorrow morning and do a whole bunch of other things we have to do.” There’s no happiness anymore, no freedom to enjoy life, no ability of a parent or child to enjoy whatever they’re doing at the moment simply because they’re doing it.

Isaiah 40 31: This verse speaks of how God will strengthen and motivate His people.

Psalm 91 14-15: This passage tells how God will protect those who love Him.

Genesis 6 17: This verse simply talks about how God was planning to flood the Earth at that time.

The fact is, when man sinned, it brought enmity between forms of life and made it necessary to fight for survival. Note how God cursed the ground in Genesis 3 if you doubt this. Finally man got so wicked that he crossbred with the nephillim. Because God’s salvation only extends to humans and because the people weren’t fully human anymore, and also for the sake of the plants and animals (so that man could not harm them further) all life on the planet had to be destroyed.



The animals in Noah’s ark probably didn’t live in harmony with each other. Likely they had separate cages. They were still under the curse of sin, to prey upon each other.

Acts 17 260-28: This passage helps us to see how God truly controls every little thing.

The Bible is literal. It isn’t like Buddhism or Hinduism where you can interpret Scriptural passages to say anything you want and apply them however you want.

The first verse of the Bible is pretty cut and dry: “in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” A literal personal God actually created everything at the beginning of time.

Jesus never tells us to let go control over our minds.

Proverbs 3 5-6; 16 9: These verses emphasize God’s sovereign control over our lives.

You cannot properly train up children in the way they should go without Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The hot clock for 91x appears to have changed.

This coming Wednesday will be Brother Mike's last broadcast on WBCQ. His program did indeed have an impact on me.

Picked up Radio Havana Cuba in English tonight.

Picked up WTWW's other transmitter tonight.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CREFLO DOLLAR WINNING IN HARD FINANCIAL TIMES

Watched the final part of this series at my friend's place.

Dollar talks a lot about sowing seed, though what that comes down to is giving more money to the preacher. He talks about sowing the Word, but this turns out to be speaking "sowing Scriptures" over the money before you put it in the offering plate, as opposed to sowing the seed of God's word into the hearts of men.

Says the purpose of communion is to reap a harvest. No, the purpose of communion is to show the Lord's death, as it says right in 1 Corinthians 11.

No real talk about fixing up the sins in areas of people's lives besides the financial. Especially no talk about God's laws regarding finances, such as how every seven years debt is to be cancelled. Thus, there is no taking the nation's leaders to task for not enforcing this law.

Dollar talks a little about Hell and how preachers are going to be there who take up six offerings during a service, so he is less worse than some other televangelists. However, the lesser of two evils is still evil.

Monday, October 15, 2012

REPLY AWL

So, Tasha Mala, your spouse ran off with a dentist. That's no reason to write an unfunny article about how unnecessary dentistry is for the September issue of Readers Digest.

This week's issue of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind contains a couple articles about the definition of blindness. Often people who are legally blind have some or a fair amount of what is known as usable vision. To me, I would consider myself "blind" because I can see light and shadows, but nothing else. This term would also apply to anyone who has no vision whatsoever. I would consider anyone with "usable vision", that is, who is able to make out actual objects, to be "visually impaired." Politically correct terms like visually challenged are just stupid.

In the current issue of the Quinte Youth for Christ newsletter the director talks about how one of his son's has started taking karate. I have often wondered if a Christian can participate in martial arts. Is there a way to participate without all the spiritual stuff, or are the Eastern philosophical teachings just part of this activity?

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Heard another tape of CKOL Campbellford last night. This one was also from August 6, 2010 but was recorded earlier in the day than the previous one.

It featured Dave Lockwood doing the morning show. How the heck did that guy ever become an announcer, let alone owner and manager of a radio station? Again, he took forever to deliver weather forecasts and topical bits. Lockwood talked in a whole bunch of weird voices this time. He played a whole bunch of weird folk music and comic songs, because the average person getting ready for work wants to hear that.

He did some commentary about why road signs in Quebec are only in French, which contained all the dumb statements you would expect that totally destroyed his argument. "Arrate (which means stop in French-AH), to me a rat is something that crawls around in your basement."

At one point during a song, Lockwood opened the mic right in the middle of a verse and shouted out, "Sing, Newfie, sing." That dude is off his bloody rocker!

The other side of the tape featured the late Doug Peters from the same day doing "The Friday Night Rock And Roll Goody And Oldies Show." (A nice, short name that rolls off the tongue easily.) This so-called rock and roll show featured appearances by The Four Lads and The Mills Brothers. Those groups did standards, for cripes sake, not rock and roll!