December 31st, 2021
If the sum of humanity is righteous then why do we need laws?
If most people are trustworthy then why do we need to be careful?
If we generally want good then why does so much bad continue to happen?
How is it not vein to consider ourselves righteous?
How can someone say they can be trusted when they can't be honest?
How can humanity's sum be called good when evidence says it is not?
September 28th, 2008
April 17th, 2011
|07:39 am - Calling Things What They Are Not What You're More Comfortable Labeling Them As: Depression|
I can't emphasize enough how death from Depression, suicide, is absolutely NOT a failure of faith. Deaths from depression are no more the victim's fault than someone who died from a brain tumor.
Do people commit suicides for wrong reasons? Yes, there is no denial about that. I have read and been told from the mouths of people that'd do such a thing; “I wanted to commit suicide to make my family miserable”. Some people seek death as a means to escape punishment for their crimes (how foolish they are for they for sure will meet the ultimate punishment then). Then don't get me started on this angst b.k.a. emo culture among American teenagers where suicides are impulse when they happen. In the mean time the idea is tossed around like a football among these children who don't understand how serious a matter depression and suicide is and having desensitized themselves to such a horrible thing makes it easy for thoughts of executing such a thing to rise up and be carried out if they experience a major upset. To be honest I really think this all stemmed from the word “depressed” being thrown around as carelessly as some do with the word love. Depression isn't cured with a pep talk and/or going out for ice-cream or whatever; typical cures for the “blues”. Being unhappy is not a medical condiction Depression is.
Partly for that reason I don't label all teens as being “emo” or as being typical, overly emotionally, hormonally, drama seeking teens, since some of these kids do have honest problems with depression be they mild or severe. For that reason I must also point out that depression comes in many forms of severity and while people do share common text book traits of the disease it's like looking for a good fitting pair of jeans. Women with particularly curvy bottoms know all too well that one size does not fit all and just the same treatments for Depression can vary from person to person. This is true especially true depending on the severity of the problem as some may find themselves in a game of hit or miss for months or even years. Just like cancer if taken care of early you can go on with your life as if it never happened, however, for those that are not given treatment or are treated to speeches and so-called Christian help resources that just tell them about how they have no faith or need to be saved only adds and compounds to the problem (and just so I'm not misunderstood am not saying every human being does not need Christ/truth but medical problems do not fly over people just because they Christian. If God “meddled” in our lives that much a Christian would be the richest person in the world and not some drug dealing kingpin). Telling a person that is suffering from depression that it's because their faith has wavered/diminished, is immature, has holes, or whatever is just like telling a parent who's child died in a house fire it is because they didn't have enough faith. Those words carry, no empathy, love, or even the slightest respect for the dead children and their family and do not help at all but they absolutely do hurt. Just like someone trapped in a burning building folks suffering from severe depression are desperately looking for a way out. People who don't understand what depression is all about can easily sit back and say things like that cuz it hasn't touched them or a loved one in that way or they aren't allowing it to (which is a whole other topic) and this is where my problem lies with “ministries” that claim to be in the business of helping people with these kind of problems that just go on baseless assumptions and half cocked notions when it comes to the disease. When confronted about their bad teaching/counseling they'll be quick to say how they encourage people to seek professional help but not the damage their “help” has done or can do.
It took me a long time to understand that just because the depressed person is not suffering from some form of insanity that it is a life threatening disease and the things that are a result of it; hopelessness, anxiety, death from suicide are not merely a case of someone needing to get happy and/or stop wallowing in self pity. Telling a depressed person to get over it, that if they did this or that, if they only had a mustard seed of faith, etc. is just as degrading and insulting as saying those things to a person with Lymphoma or advanced Fibromyalgia. Let's not forget how long it took people to stop throwing holy water on and torturing those suffering from skitzofrania cause of the ignorant assumption that they were demon possessed (tch, if someone really were it wouldn't be so subtle), though some loons still do, and this was considered viable “psychiatric” treatment? It took even longer for it to be acknowledged that Fibromyalgia isn't the result of a lazy person with a vivid imagination. I wonder how long it will take for people, particularly the Church, to recognize suicide due to severe depression that never got the proper treatment (on time) is the result of a disease not a decision.
Current Mood: annoyed
June 28th, 2010
|09:35 pm - I Had A Dream! Obama Is The AntiChrist!|
I’m finally saying something about it since I ended up tripping over a manure pile of such quotations and what not.
Obviously a serious spirit of racism here. Why all this fear and animosity over a popular politician just because he happens to be a (half) black man? There are no ifs, ands, nor buts about the fact many have yet to acknowledge the sins of their forefathers in this; slavery, jim crow, etc. or their own and repent so they are left wide open to the enemy to invade them with such nonsense and insanity. There was great craze over Kennedy yet not one person was declaring he was the AntiChrist, Beast of Satan, or both (seriously?). I see nothing more but the same hype except the man is brown making people feel like Dr. King's dream/ their dream has been fulfilled in some way (albeit not complete because of people that still brazenly commit their prejudice sins- not limited to calling President Obama the spawn of Satan). All I have to say on this is acknowledge that spirit of skin color prejudice and if you are guilty of acting on it repent for your “racism” (quotation marks cuz there is not such thing as race we are all one race- HUMAN) and stop pretending your grandparents or great greats and so on were innocent (I‘m talking especially to those of you who have Confederate paraphernalia and the like… in your home as family arlumes and so on)- the slave trading of Africans was a beyond brutal and horrible thing that was practiced and benefited from as if it were nothing as if those people were nothing that nearly all of Europe and the entirety of the United States took part in- there are very very few that did not make a profit in that or participate in the atrocities against their brown/dark skinned brethren so please stop with the lying. I’d own the world if I had even a penny for every person that has brainwashed themselves and their loved ones into believing their descendants weren’t involved in it or were not prejudice or even themselves when they obviously are- a sheer case of actions speaking louder than denying words. There is obviously some serious bondage in this country still regarding that and with the skin color of those that voted having been tracked; white vs. black votes for our two main running candidates McCain getting basically only the votes of white it’s sickening that people still trying to deny their racism. Even the very notion of us being of a separate race just cus we look different is appauling. Which one of us is made less in God’s likeness? Which one of us when we receive Christ are any less a child of the King? The answer to both is NONE! Second, you folks out there claiming this mere man Obama is the Beast and/or the antichrist need to stop polluted the Church with your KKK nonsense by twisting the prophecy blotting out verses that clearly tell you anyone that denies Him as in God as in Christ is an AntiChrist and that there are many such persons and are there not?
1 John 2:22
Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.
2 John 1:7
For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
1 John 4:3
and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
1 John 2:18
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
Current Mood: disgusted
April 23rd, 2010
|09:14 pm - Mabinogi Life = Utter Failure|
Mabinogi is a free to play online game for those that don't know. It's awesome or rather the mechanics of the gameplay are awesome. The game is riddled with problems ranging from hackers/bots to shady business practices nevermind the glitches.(I had only been playing the game a couple days before these problems became overwhelmingly apparent) In short spending any money on this game would be a waste (to put it kindly). I'm not going to spend much posting on this since it's way too easy to find such complaints on their message board if not elsewhere. I could have posted this there in the hopes maybe one more person complaining (especially a new one) would snap their heads out of their butts but since I still play the game I don't want to get suspended for posting my complaints on their message boards as some seem to have been rewarded for their efforts.(plus I've gotten a good amount of error messages from their client I sent in like a good little newbie that have yet to be acknowledged). Funny how they can take the time out to suspend/ban their paying customers for complaining about how they are being treated but not do their jobs or rather what they claim their jobs are. I'll just post a link to one of many complaint topics on their forum and let that do the talking (provided you can still view it). I just love how they changed one person's signature to read that they were banned for speaking on Nexon's (that is the company that holds the rights to the game) business practices then adding "hahaha" at the end. Maybe the posters put that in the signature area themselves but I kinda doubt that.
If the above link fails to show the thread just type click on search and type in bots and/or customer service and see what you find.
Anyway, I've checked out a good amount of free MMORPGs and for the most part one age old line can be applied to 99.9% of them (and I doubt it's any different with most pay to play MMOs as my experience with Phantasy Star universe and the complaints I've read about others would suggest)"Buyer beware"
Sure there are exceptions but they are few far in between (one being Aeria as far as customer service goes they get an A. A+ if you compare them to the worst I've experienced so far those being Sega and Gaia Online). My concern is with so few that actually give a crap about their customer satisfaction is that something will happen that will cause them to follow suit in the tradition of sub-par service. These people are out to make money so handing folks a line about it being free (or cheap) as to why they don't do their jobs is crap. Perhaps that kind of nonchalant excuse for letting bugs marinate and allowing you're real players to be drowned in bots would fly if they were hosting the game absolutely free as in no cash shop or begging for donations. Even then I think that's a sorry excuse for treating their player base like garbage. Whatever it is you do you should do it with excellence/the best you can.
Ah, strike what I said about not wanting to get banned as I just told them off after getting a very accusatory e-mail from them. I could honestly could care less. They finally responded to my tickets just to accuse me of abusing their report system saying they were repeats. Great, I wasted time off my life sending in those error reports as instructed by the crash messages in hopes they couldn't possibly be that utterly incompetent just to find out they are or at least one of them. GM Velenia this one is for you in recognition of your utter failure in customer support. Nothing like folks spewing lies and taking their crap out on the people that support(ed) them to know when a company is losing money. Count down to utter failure cuz of people like her start.
April 10th, 2010
|04:19 am - Demonic Cartoons and Toys|
Turmoil In The Toybox
Okay so I'm late by a couple or so decades watching this but whatever. :p
That preacher is speaking a lot of truth- however, having watched She-Ra as an adult (so my memory is sortof fresh) and remembering a bit from when I was a kid I have to say they bent somethings in their presentation when it came to pointing out the evils. The competition she was in wasn't all about magic. If I remember correctly she more so used her wits and physical prowess in a sabotaged competition. All that beside the point. I was a child during all these "demonic" cartoons and yes what he said is true to a large extent, but people can't produce what is not already in them- what goes in must come out. For some it may have been some organized plot to preach the oocult to children etc. but having watched 95% of those cartoons, never heard of Golden Girls out side the show about old women, whenever I had the chance (which wasn't as often as I would have liked but often enough I think) the messages i got from those cartoons and that have stayed with me where how to be a good "neighbor" and things along those lines.
As a parent you know if you're raising your little one(s) in Christ or not by how they behave and the things they say. Small children, the ones young enough to be influenced by these programs, reflect how they are being raised/what is going on in their home directly through how they behave, so don't spank/punish your child for embarrassing you in public e.g. at church for acting ungodly or rather if you do be sure to punish yourself just as suverely too as their behavior is a direct reflection of how you're raising them (or what/who your are letting raise them); what you're teaching them or failing/neglecting to. Again while he does speak a lot of true regarding these things; their effects on children how children percieve things, he is also bending the truth at points. Think about it what cartoons even today don't have a black line of some kind for a mouth? That smurf depicting a dead person (necromancy) thing was a serious and ridiculous streeeeeeetch. Preachers may be there to guide us but I think a good bit of people know from personal experience how they can fall short (by a little or an extreme lot) in doing so. We have a Heavenly Father we can go to directly for confirmation if we feel something is bad for our children (or ourselves). If we depend more on Him more to guide us (concentrate on building our relationship with God more than looking like a good Christian by showing up for sermons whether they be truth or hogwash) than we do some person telling us how evil this or that is then we wouldn't be in a lot of the messes we find ourselves in. All in all just use some good sense here people. If you bother to study this type of thing; paganism (specifically roman and greek mythology even just a little) etc. you'll learn we call the days of the week and the months they are in by the names of pagan gods. So, what are you going to do then? Through a fit and burn calendars and lose your mind trying to get them renamed? See my point about all this?
Stuff like this irks me some to a lot. There is a good amount of truth but it's got little lies strung through it so it's useless to the beleiver except for causing people to stir into a blind uproars cuz a lot of people don't lead themselves (think for themselves) and hence why even our Lord calls us sheep cuz I gotta say to larg extent that's what we behave. Even the "smart" ones, that do think for themselves don't run one way or the other just cuz everyone else is, get lead around a some point and more than once. All I have to say is when it cuz to stuff like this pray/seek God, read your KJV Bible habitually (seriously there are little changes in many other versions e.g. NIV that have seriously tripped people up ex. 1 Cor. 11:16 if anyone wants to argue ;p ), and do your best.:) God bless. <3
Current Mood: Irked
March 19th, 2010
|04:56 am - When Will This Junk End?|
Prosecutor investigating NJ Walmart racial comment
They say they are investigating the incident but they still don't know if it was an employee or a customer that some how got to their com system? What the hell? Either they aren't releasing that information to the press cuz more than likely it was an employee or they just don't want to admit they're a pack of undercover KKKers or wanna bes. It probably being a customer is just bologna. If the latter is true which often times it has been. I'm not hopeful anything will get done unless people push the issue. Stuff like this keeps happening cause fact is the "black community" (and others no one gets excused) has become complainant and have been willing to plateau with what was achieved years ago. Although it was no small advance it's still a job not completely done. As this example of the prejudice in this country illustrates a black man being president (cuz if you're only half white you aren't white at all- NOT my sentiments at all) doesn't mean a thing when terrorists groups like the KKK are allowed to exist in a country supposedly intolerant of such groups and their beliefs being spewed over the airways. If a DJ started shouting about how he supported Alcaida(excuse the misspell but you know what I'm talking about) especially if he was black that dude would be locked up before anyone could blink but stuff like this goes on and they are still investigating? Bull.
Personally, I never cared for shopping at Walmart due to personal experience and while a handful of people are boycotting the store either for this or other mess they've done unless there is an organized efort to shut them down- mass boycotting they are still going to be making their money through their subsidiaries and worse case even if the Walmart stores are shut down or seem to be headed that way they'll probably pull a slight of hand and just re-open the stores under another name claiming to have been bought out. Well even if that does happen at least they'd get a hardknocks lesson that if they want people's money they need to cut the crap. One good thing about America they aren't the only game in town. Sad thing is they aren't the only game in town that executes prejudice practices. So unless there is an organized mass effort to show those kind of people who think they can spit in others faces and still expect them to give them their money mess like this will continue and God forbid we revert. There are other ways to get what you need an want for cheap- they're called coupons. Besides except for a few sales here and there and a few cents i don't see where you're saving so much shopping there. :p Perhaps prices are just inflated in all the stores in my area but I think they are inflated everywhere even before this major mess with the economy.
On a bit of a side note (but still relevant to the post):
I refuse to use the term racist as even the word itself is wrong as it undermines we are all part of the same race- human.
Tolerance isn't a very nice word to use in regard to physical differences. One might tolerate standing in a long line even though there is no excuse for it moving ultra slow and extending to the back of the store. One might tolerate bad manners. the word just implies, rather defines, putting up with things you can't stand. Hmm, could that be why things like this still happen?
And on a completely unrelated note:
Why the heck is the link a different size font and why am I having trouble posting links unless I use their tool? Ugh! This does not encourage me to get a paid account.
Current Mood: angry
December 30th, 2009
|06:20 pm - Homosexuality Is A Sin|
There's no ifs, ands, nor, bus about it and so are a lot of other things. Human beings just have the propensity to do wrong things. What bothers me is the segment I saw on the Tyra Show today (which is most likely a repeat cuz I really don't watch the show, but have been lately) about this "gay" boy's exorcism and what the ministers had to say regarding that. I've read a bit from trained and let me emphasize TRAINED ministers who have dealt with people that are possessed with demons and from people in ministries that have actually had dealings in exorcising demons and never have I read where they employed the use of a Bible as a weapon beating people over the head (literally) with it and kicking folks and this is a teenage boy we're talking about here this has been done to and who knows how many others. That's just wrong and for that have been done to a child teen years being turbulent as they are already that experience must have scarred him for life. Whether or not he was actually possessed in another story. Next is what they said about even if you think about sin you're going to Hell. So wrong! Yes, sin does begin in the heart but no one Christian or not can honestly say they have not ever sinned forget just thinking about it. Sin in the heart comes from agreeing with wrong desires; approving of others doing them a.k.a having no problem with others doing wrong things and/or carrying out those wrong desires yourself. We all probably know people or are those people that have said or thought "I don't care if it happened to them it wasn't me." or have supported and enabled/helped others do something that wasn't right whether it be passive or directly and that is where the sin lies. Cheering on outloud or silently while someone else does something that is wrong. The sin does not lay in having a thought to do something wrong or I dare say the desire when you have corrected yourself and say something to yourself (or maybe others if the occassion called for it) "Hey, that's wrong and I'm not going to be a part of it" or "Yeah, I want to go watch some porn but I know that's not something I should be doing so I'm not going to do it". When we take up or cross and deny ourselves of the wrong the desires we have (whatever they may be) we choose God over those things over doing things we know either having been taught or know in our gut is wrong, evil, wicked (whatever word you choose as ok, fine, and good doesn't in any way describe sin.) Those preachers on that show are dead wrong or what Paul said in Romans chapter seven would hold no substance and that is just one example out of many scriptures in the Bible that does not say (and I repeat does NOT) even if you think about doing something wrong you are destined for Hell. Sin is one of those things where "acts speak louder" (whether they be inward as described above or overt).
Now as for what was said on the show regarding a study about it being impossible to change sexual orientation yes without God it is impossible to correct wrong desires especially of a sexual nature. Whether that sin be homosexuality or whatever sexual sin (don't get me started on pedophiles and rapists personally I think those go into whole other category for the severely sexually perverted, but still with God those people can be changed just like the rest of us.... I could go on but I'll save it for a Q&A or something).
For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter. What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire.
For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
-Romans 7:5-8 and 22-25
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
-1 Corinthians 6:12-20
February 17th, 2009
|06:48 pm - Lack Of Work Ethic|
This is just a load of garbage.
Now if you've stayed in a hotel or inn of some sort you already know the people hired to clean the rooms don't do there job (not that it's everyone but far too many that don't). What's garbage is her comment at the end about if she was getting paid more or got larger tips she would have done her job. What kind of crap is that? You know what kind of pay and work you were in for when you took the job so those being reasons for not doing it is crap and whoever was inspecting the rooms were just as lazy or needed glasses. Aside from the admitted laziness doing a job and not being paid right or having your work appreciated can be a bit demoralizing, but is no excuse for not doing your job. If you don't like your pay check just stay at home and do nothing and let someone who's actually going to do what they are hired to do have the money. Saying your pay isn't high enough (even if that is the truth) or whining over not getting what you'd call a good tip (that person could have kept their $1 or dime or whatever amount they left) is just a really crappy excuse for not doing your job. Even people who do get paid decently whine and don't half work complaining they aren't getting enough. Just a classic case of expecting to be paid for nothing and flat out laziness. I know what it's like all too well to have a mini-wage job and be treated like crap. From what she is saying she rarely ever had to deal with folks outside of cleaning their rooms and fact is people make messes and things needed to be cleaned and that's what you were hired to do so her complaints about people being messy especially about the hair on pillows is utter bull. Now that doesn't give anyone an excuse for pissing all over the place like an untrained dog however. Some people are just nasty bastards and on that note I do feel for anyone that has to clean up after their filthy behinds. It's even worse when you go to a hotel and find dried yearn in your room. It's hell I know but please show some pride in yourself and do your job. Perhaps if people could be confident their room was clean when they walked in it they'd be more generous with giving you a tip or a bigger tip (provided they can afford it or even know that you are expecting one). Still, while tips are great you should have more pride in yourself not to expect someone to give you extra money for doing something you were supposed to in the first place.
October 1st, 2008
|10:38 am - Number One!|
It's an insertion song from the first season of the Bleach animation. I have to admit it made me cringe when I initially heard it, I think only due to the fact it was played in association with the most annoying character when you first hear it. Anyway, once you get over the Don Konoji shock it's a pretty good song especially if you pay particular attention to the instrumental. The lyrics are cute and although a sort of dated style of the music that does make you a bit embarrassed to pump it where anyone besides you can hear it it's a pretty catchy tune. So if you aren't embarrassed to listen to 1970s funk styled rock then blast it- as long as you know it won't stir your neighbors to murder you for interrupting the quiet. (^_~) Personally I prefer listening to the instrumental as the vocals get old little quick, but since it's such a fun song it's better to sing along than just listen. The high voltage guitar rifts are certainly drool worthy and what I love the most about this song which definitely makes number in my opinion. LOL
Take a listen: Number One (with vocals)
Current Mood: impressed
September 30th, 2008
|12:12 pm - (^o^) Junk Food Love|
Food a good place to get Japanese candy and other junk online. Seems if you order one item no matter the quantity you get free shipping. Too bad that doesn't apply if you order different things together at once. Well I'll how it works out and then I can base my junk food rations on it.
Since I don't do free advertizement I'm not going to post the store's name outright, but depending on my experience with them I might unless asked the name before then.
But seriously if anyone knows a good place please post a comment and tell me.
Life without sugar? No never!
Current Mood: hungry