Friday, November 30, 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.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


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, 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.


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?

Thursday, November 22, 2012


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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


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.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


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 9, 2012


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.


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?


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.


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


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.

Friday, November 2, 2012


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.