Monday, October 26, 2009

a Halloween Note

Through our culture we are so desensitized by movies, radio, tv, video games, ads, mags, the list roles on. All can be crammed into the little word "media." I can't think of another such simple word packing a bigger punch, and everyday we are hit with it. Whether we like it or not. I remember the day when curse words and other such language was prohibited from radio, and I remember when that law was revoked, and that was only the beginning. Watching people have sex on screen is no longer something we're surprised at; seeing someone's head get bashed in by a man wielding a baseball bat is actually becoming quite popular. Need I go on. We no longer cringe. We've come to accept on-screen horrors and filth and even embrace it. Marriages fall apart before our eyes, rape, murder, deceit, anything to get what you want is all what I have come to expect out of TV. Anything is now open for topic on Dr. Phil, thanks to the pioneer Jerry Springer and the upcoming "Gossip Girl." (P.S. The latest 'Gossip' has teens having a threesome, with the message that "sexperimentation" is just something you do in college, broaden your horizons.) Like encouragement is really needed. Teen magazines talk about sex. And this is probably the only training some teens get (and then off to prom with ya).

Our great nation of America is pushing the limits of mental numbness, and all too well proving this at Halloween. The monstrosities enacted on screen are unspeakable. The yard decorations are becoming more and more unsightly that actual suicides have been mistaken for "yard decor." This is no joke, more cops are sent out to patrol this night, because people feel the need to accept their "dark side," let the evil in them flow, and they even get to wear a mask while doing it.
As a Christian I do not see the need to cover the children's eyes and act like there is no holiday happening. But use caution. Dress up, laugh at each other, laugh at the demons walking by thinking they're so scary, have fun, eat candy, I'm done ranting.

Doug Wilson debate

I believe that "Collision" coming out under the Obama reign is significant. America is in a stupor, and we are all hoping this diminution of sensibility caused by too many narcotics is short-lived.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A clump of Elvis' hair is worth more than my car.

"A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley’s head when he joined the Army in 1958 has sold for $15,000 at a Chicago auction house." ~MSNBC
WOW. Who would have saved this specific clump when he got a military haircut? Did they check the DNA? What kind of person would buy a clump of hair in the first place? Is that supposed to impress the ladies?

Monday, October 12, 2009

October's reading list

The Gray Wolf and Other Stories by George MacDonald

Don't Whistle in School: The History of America's Public Schools ~ Ruth Tenzer Feldman

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ~ J.K. Rowling

C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Prevailing Perversity can be depressing, but it doesn't have to be.

There are many who are not taught to live for God and please Him. So they live for themselves and please their bodies. I just heard a story and my ears felt violated, so I won't relay it, but in this Romanesque time of debauch, perverse acts that Hollywood and the media cling to, I find comfort in the words of Psalm 130:

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, that You may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning-- Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

And remember, "But for the grace of God, go I." We are human, just like they, and are capable of the same sins, physically speaking. But Christianly speaking why do we refrain from vile acts? In the words of Paul, "yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me." (1 Cor. 15:10)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How can you pass a "climate change law?" Passing it is the easy part, enforcing it...? What if the climate just refuses to change? You cannot penalize Mother Nature so you heavily tax paper mills, refineries, and the like. I'd say I'm all for watching your CO2 emission and taking care of our environment. But why does there have to be a law for EVERYTHING? SO here's a laugh for you of a few dumb laws:

Alabama: Incestuous marriages are legal.
You may not drive barefooted.
Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.
Anchorage, Alaska: Persons may not live in a trailer as it is being hauled across the city.
Arizona: Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
Tombstone: It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.
Arkansas: A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.

It begs the question...what idiocy preceded the enactment of these laws? And why are they still around? And this is just the A's.

Ok, I have to do California: Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
Arcadia: Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.
Baldwin Park: Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
Blythe: You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
Burlingame: It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.
Dana Point: One may not use one’s own restroom if the window is open.
Eureka: Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
Lompoc: It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters.
Los Angeles, CA: It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
San Diego: The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.
San Francisco: Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street.
Walnut: Males may not dress as a female unless a special permit is obtained from the sheriff.

I'd say CA tops them all off with their list of outrageous laws, but then again, I haven't gotten to the OR. ;)


Monday, October 5, 2009

In today's news: Mom may not want to read this one

A 68 year old New Hampshire woman was sentenced to 35 years in prison for not paying taxes to what she believes to be a corrupt government. Roman Polanski was indicted on six felony counts, including rape by use of drugs, child molesting, sodomy, and then evading the country, yet only served a 42 DAY sentence. Why is this? Well, for starters, one is anti-American government, the other is a Hollywood producer. Forget the charges. Forget that this hard-working mother has no criminal history. Forget that Polanski has a repeated sexual offence history, and listen to the message our Judicial system sends out again. Listen to Hollywood: Corruption is the way of the future, embrace it. Also there is the popular argument that certain Presidents have tried: "That's my personal life."
This 68 y/o woman did not harm anybody and is in the slammer. This corrupt 76 y/o Hollywood producer has abused his position as a Hollywood producer and has left permanent scars on too many memories. Hmm, I'm beginning to side with the New Hampshire woman.