Thursday, March 31, 2011


Robert, not Honeydew...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Magical Mystery Tour:

"I don't have nearly enough acid for this to be as fun as it should be."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

This was for me too:

"If you really want a relationship with God OP than don't let this single experience define God for you. That pastor was a man, and as that he may not be in the bible so to speak. Every pastor is not going to be right , just like all people in church are not right. You don't need a church or a pastor to read your bible or to get in touch with God. If you read the bible you'll know if the pastor or the church is wrong or right. I saw your post yesterday I am sorry that it did not turn out as you had hoped. I wish you alot of luck and blessings.

OP Sometimes in your quest to better yourself you have to kiss alot of frogs, meaning you may have to attend several services at different churches before you find the right one for you. The very first church you ever go to is probably not going to be a perfect fit. All churches are not the same and they don't all teach or interpret the bible the same way. You have to find a church that not only makes you feel welcomed and comforted , but that teaches the bible in a way that YOU agree with."

“ After his appearance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Paul McCartney, in the company of stepdaughter Heather, visited the New York Hog And Heifers bar, where he ended up climbing the bar to dance with barmaid, Michelle Gascoine. She reportedly challenged him by saying, “You can get up in front of 65,000 people at the Shea Stadium, but you’re afraid to get up here with little ‘ol me?” He then replied by saying, “That’s it, girl!” and began to twist and sing on the tunes of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Whole Lotta Shakin’, which was playing on the jukebox.
— Oh my god oh my god oh my god l o l (via lennonlove) (via angelsxedust)

Saturday, March 26, 2011


"What we resist, ultimately persists."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

If you're down, watch this for 10 seconds...


from my favorite Cafeteria Catholic...

"In my opening credits I merely stand in the darkness of the formless void, will the words of truth into being, and with the Eagle of Liberty plunge through the word storm, where together we recreate an arena in which I will defend America for all eternity."

- The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA

A Godly person of character (listening online to a sermon):

conviction, strong beliefs and lives a Godly life. Cultivate people of spiritual character and conviction... easier said than done John...

Monday, March 21, 2011


Sowing and reaping is a biblical principle.

However, the actual Tithe was instituted under the Law.

I knew a pastor who used to claim that the Tithe was instituted before the Law. That is a half truth.

A tithe was a tribute/tax. When Abraham tithed to Melchizedek, it was because he was a King, and he gave him a portion of the goods taken from Chedorlaomer.

Giving to our church is something that we should do, but it needs to be done willingly and cheerfully.

One more still... too important.

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By Evangelist Ron Davis, Minister of Christ

One of the main Scripture these peddlers of God’s word use to support their doctrine of demanding and extorting "tithes and offerings" from those who are seeking God's favor is Malachi 3:

Let’s look at one of the main Scripture that all these self-appointed gospel peddlers love to use: (those who peddle the word of God for profit and gain - see 2 Corinthians 2:17 below), these tithes and offerings extorters, ministers who follow the doctrine of Balaam (Jude 1:11); who claim these verses in Malachi 3 give them the authority to extort "tithes and offerings" from the people that are seeking to be saved from this evil and adulterous world; and that is Malachi chapter 3.

But, first let us look at Malachi chapters 1 and 2 to see who the word "man" refers to in verse 8 of Malachi 3 when God asks the question, these gospel peddlers love to quote when they want more of your money in their control; and that is "Will a man rob God? They never tell you who God is speaking to in this Scripture (they just speak about it in such a way to lead you to believe that God was speaking to you the member of their human organizations) - they have deceived you into believing God was speaking to you rather than to them - more specifically God is speaking to the Levites and the priesthood of Aaron and not the people giving the tithes and offerings to them.

These Levites and priests behavior had caused the people to be discouraged in that by saying the "Lord’s table is contemptible" (much like those today who take your tithes and offerings to buy for themselves the best of goods and services while refusing to help those who are not a member of their church); they were making the people give defected and sick animals for God as tithes and offerings; and taking the best of the livestock and grain offerings for themselves to sell for profit. Nor were these priests of Levi keeping God’s command to the Levites in Deuteronomy 26:12-13, where God said to them… "12 When you have finished laying aside all the tithe of your increase in the third year--the year of tithing--and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your gates and be filled, 13 then you shall say before the LORD your God: "I have removed the holy tithe from my house, and also have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed Your commandments, nor have I forgotten them""

The Levites were commanded to receive tithes and offerings from the people; however, in the third year they were to share this tithe given to them by those who had livestock and land to tithe on with "the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow". In Malachi 3, these "sons of Levi" were not during this because they did not fear God.The below listed Scriptures tell us what most of the ministers today are about - these are the tele-evangelists, the super-ministers, and the mega-church ministers who believe building bigger churches are more important than taking care of the needs of the widows and the poor and needy in their community.

Notice, the Holy Spirit through the apostle Paul says, "many" not a few ministers are peddling God's word for profit from your "tithes and offerings"

2 Corinthians 2:17... "For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ."

Here again in Jude 1, the Scripture points us to those who "run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit". They live in mansions and very costly temples while claiming to serve God and His Christ Jesus. Many of you know these super ministers and their up and coming students of their greed (see Rev. 2:14).

Jude 1:11... "Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah."

In Malachi 1:6-8, it is shown that God were speaking to the leaders (the Levites and Priests of Israel) who were defrauding and robbing God of the tithes and offerings not the people who brought the tithes to them (the people continued to give and tithe to them even while these corrupt Levites and priests stole from God - and the widows, the poor and strangers in the land). These priests were not giving God His due honor before the people by taking care of those widows and orphans in need nor were they sacrificing the best of the grain and livestock to God rather they were keeping the best for themselves to sell and increase their own wealth from the things tithed and offered by those who were required to tithe. Just think of the glory our God in heaven would receive if these so-called "tithes and offerings" ministers actually followed these old Covenant instructions by helping the poor and needy with your "tithes and offerings" money instead of helping themselves. Today, we as Christians are called upon in the New Testament (or Covenant) which requires much more in giving and helping those in need than the Old Testament. For, we as Christians shall be judged by our treatment of those in need and those well to due Christians will be judged by what they did with their money (Matthew 19:16-24; Luke 12:33; Luke 19:1-10 and Matthew 25 - more on this later).

Malachi 1:6-8... "6 A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?" says the LORD Almighty. "It is you, O priests, who show contempt for my name. "But you ask, 'How have we shown contempt for your name?' 7 "You place defiled food on my altar. "But you ask, 'How have we defiled you?' "By saying that the LORD's table is contemptible. 8 When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?" says the LORD Almighty"

Notice in verse 6 of Malachi chapter one God says, "It is you, O priests, who show contempt for My Name"; there you have it, it were the priests not the people, who were not respecting God as a Father and Master (if they were sons or servants then they did not show it, making them neither as for as God was concern). God says these priests showed Him contempt instead of honor and "place defiled food on"(v. 7) His altar (this phrase give us more proof that God was talking to the Levitical priesthood because they were the only ones commanded by God to offer the sacrifices on the altar).

These priests said to the people, "the Lord’s table is contemptible"(v. 7) causing the "whole nation" to be cursed because of their evil deeds (Malachi 3:9); this gives us further Scripture proof that it were the priests and not, I repeat not the people who God is talking about in Malachi 3. Because only the priests sins brought sin on the nation, the sins of the people were atoned for by the priests; therefore, it was not possible for the people not tithing to bring a curse on the whole nation. So, I say to you today where these self-appointed gospel peddlers claim the people were robbing God - its not the people but the Levites and the priests who were robbing God - read it for yourself. This makes Malachi a prophecy for these same ministers who claim the right of extracting "tithes and offerings" from you because they are during the same thing these "sons of Levi" were doing; and that is keeping the better part of your money for themselves and their pet projects.

Now, when we move to Malachi chapter two we see God is still speaking to the priests and not the people as so many Christians have been led to believe by their leaders, these money lovers and self-proclaimed "tithes and offerings" collectors who have declared themselves to be God. For they say to those who they demand money from, that if you don't give to them you are robbing God. Thereby, claiming if you want to give to God then you must give to them and no one else.

These ministers peddles the word of God for profit and financial gain - teaching for doctrine the traditions of men and doctrines of Satan concerning tithes and offerings; something God have not command them, and He have not given them this authority to demand money from you under the new Covenant. They are misusing the Holy Scripture to fill their pockets and "their churches" bank accounts. They are "living it up" on the word of God rather than being content, and helping those in need. These ministers are refusing to preach the word without cost. The Holy Spirit speaks of these ministers in 2 Peter 3:16… where it is said, these ministers have used Malachi 3 as "untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scripture". Yes, some twist the Scripture through ignorance and some through deceit and evil motives, and they all resist sound doctrine.

Malachi 2:1-9... Admonition for the Priests (Notice here God through the prophet speaks of the the admonish of the Priests not, I repeat not the people)
"1 And now this admonition is for you, O priests. 2 If you do not listen, and if you do not set your heart to honor my name," says the LORD Almighty, "I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not set your heart to honor me. 3 "Because of you I will rebuke your descendants; I will spread on your faces the offal from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it. 4 And you will know that I have sent you this admonition so that my covenant with Levi may continue," says the LORD Almighty. 5 "My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name. 6 True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin. 7 "For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, and from his mouth men should seek instruction-because he is the messenger of the LORD Almighty. 8 But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi," says the LORD Almighty. 9 "So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the law."

Notice verse 1 "this admonition is for you, O priests", and verse 4 where God says, He is sending these evil priests this admonition because of His covenant with Levi that it may continue. Then in verses 5 and 6 God speaks of His covenant with Levi and how Levi "stood in awe" of His Name and gave Him "reverence and revered" His Holy Name (this is why ministers should refuse to be called reverend - for only God deserves to be called reverend - yet, since this sin is so common among the churches of Babylon the Great these ministers refuses all sound reasoning in this matter even resisting the Holy Spirit). Next, God praises Levi for giving "true instruction" and "nothing false was found on his lips"; but these priests in verses 7 and 8 are bearing false witness about the word of God nor are they preserving knowledge (you would expect men of God to give sound doctrine).

They were causing many to stumble because of their teaching; and of these "sons of Levi" God says, they "have violated" (v. 8) His covenant between Him and Levi. God also says in verse 9 that He have caused them "to be despised and humiliated before all the people", because they did not follow His ways and showed "partiality in matters of the law". (We see and hear this today when the men refuse to go to these churches (most them are filled with women) and others even accuse these lovers of money of living high on the hog while their churchgoer can barely pay their rent and feed their family). And for those of you who are faithful givers of tithes, you will be able to see this when these gospel peddlers only help those who give to their churches (if you are not a member then you of out of luck), and only those who tithe to them are allowed to speak in their churches. Yet, these gospel peddlers wonder out loud in their sermons why people despise them for their behavior; and they still believe you should reverend them when they have not honored and revered God nor kept His laws.

Now, let us re-read Malachi 3 again, where it speaks of these priests (today, they are commonly called ministers or some other names which I will not mention nor should they use them because it blasphemes God Holy Name) robbing God - we will start in verse one, and I want you to pay particular attention to verses 3-5, and 9; where we see the phrases "sons of Levi", "that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness", "then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem", "those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans", and "even this whole nation".

You know the more I study what God really says about "tithes and offerings"; the more I wish these gospel peddlers would rightly divide God’s word for a change and give God His honor and reverence among the people of this world. For many of our poor widows and fatherless children would be cared for with the tithe money they collect, and God would receive His honor and be reverend. Yet, these ministers uses your "tithes and offerings" for "their pet projects". Oh yea, they will definitely declare to you the word of God when they stand to profit from it, but never are they truthful when it may take money out of their pockets and their "human organizations" aka "their churches".

Malachi 3:1-7... The Coming Messenger of God... "1 Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming," Says the LORD of hosts. 2 "But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire And like launderers' soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the LORD An offering in righteousness. 4 "Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Will be pleasant to the LORD, As in the days of old, As in former years. 5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien--Because they do not fear Me," Says the LORD of hosts. 6 "For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. 7 Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances And have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," Says the LORD of hosts. "But you said, "In what way shall we return?'"

Do Not Rob [Note: This is another subtitle added by the translators which implies that these verses are speaking about people in general rather the priests - the sons of Levi who collected the tithes.]

Malachi 3:8-12... "8 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, "In what way have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 "And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field," Says the LORD of hosts; 12 And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land," Says the LORD of hosts."

Now, we see here God were speaking to those who were of the Levitical priesthood (Malachi 1:6-8; Malachi 2:1,4,7-8; Malachi 3:3-5). God in Malachi chapter 3 gives us the time of Christ correction of these sons of Levi for their sins against Him in verses 3:1-3. Notice the phrase "I send My messenger"(v. 3:1) this phrase refers to John the Baptist (Malachi 4:5-6 and Matthew 17:9-13) who came and prepared the way for Christ Jesus; and his message was "to bear witness of the Light" (John 1:7) and "the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins" (Mark 1:4) so people would receive Christ as the One who Saves (Luke 7:26-30). Next, we have the phrase, "the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant" (v. 3:1) this phrase refers to Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior (the second Adam) who came to pay the penalty for the sin of Adam and of all Mankind; and to make another Covenant (a New Covenant) with the people whom God would call, a chosen people of priests for His new nation (Hebrews 8 and 1 Peter 2:9-10). So you see, we have the time frame for the purifying of the "sons of Levi" (the priesthood) as the Holy Spirit says of the Messenger of the Covenant, "He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them" (v. 3:3). Christ Jesus, as the Messenger of the Covenant have already purged these "sons of Levi" and purified those who would be called and chosen by God. The priesthood has changed, and Christ is the High Priest of this royal priesthood (Hebrews 2:1;4:14-15; and Hebrews chapters 5-10 of which I will speak more of later). When we get to the phrase, "who can endure the day of His coming?" (v. 3:2), this further identify the arrival of Christ to purify and purge the priesthood (sons of Levi) that "they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness" (v. 3:3). I ask this question are there "sons of Levi" offering up "an offering in righteousness" today? Are not the priests of the New Covenant royal priesthood offering up offerings to God and His Christ in righteousness today? Malachi is the last book of the old Covenant because this closes out the old nation of Israel for the bringing in of the new Covenant as it is written in the book of Hebrews.

Now, let us go back to these priests and sons of Levi during Malachi time. They were denying the portions of the tithes which belonged to the "widows and orphans" and the alien (every three years they were to share the tithes they received with needy) in the land of Israel (Deut. 14:27-29 and Mal. 3:5). Having already proved from Malachi 1 and 2 that the priests, the sons of Levi were the ones who are said to have been robbing God of His "tithes and offerings" in Malachi 3:8. If you still do not see this at this stage of my paper, then I pray that you please ask God for understanding with a humble and teachable heart, and He give you understanding in this too. Furthermore, this can be seen clearly in these verses in the book of Malachi where God says of these corrupt "sons of Levi"; "you place defiled food on My altar", you say "the LORD's table is contemptible" (Mal. 1:7), and "you bring blind animals for sacrifice" (Mal. 1:8). Then, we come to Malachi 3 where God speaks of purifying and purging the sons of Levi, and that God will come near to them for judgment. He "will be a swift witness against... those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien" (Mal. 3:5). As you can see God says, these "sons of Levi" were receiving the "tithes and offerings" from the people, but they were taking the best for themselves (for the Spirit says they exploited wage earners) and refusing to give to and support the widows, orphans, and aliens in the land.

Now then, I say to you, the people were bringing their tithes and offerings to these corrupt priests; but they were teaching the people to bring "crippled or diseased animals" to sacrifice while still requiring them to bring the required tithe and offering for them to profit from (Isaiah 3:14 and Amos 4:1). These priests and the sons of Levi were robbing God. So now, we come to the question; if the sons of Levi, the priests were robbing God then who represented God in Malachi 3 and on this planet? For those of you who are asking this question because you believed the priests and the "sons of Levi" represented God in Malachi, please re-read Malachi 2:8-9; 3:4-5. If you are asking this question because you are thinking that these human organizations called churches or your minister represent God then here is a truth you can trust, they do not. And those ministers who claim their human organizations are God's house then they are wrong nor do they represent God. First of all, your body is God's house (His temple); if indeed you have the His Spirit and the Spirit of His Christ living in you. And further proof that these church houses of this world are not God's houses is this, that throughout God's word He compares and speaks of Himself as being among the poor and oppress of the land. The poor and needy of the ones God says He stands up for and takes up their cause - what you do to them you do to God (Psalm 12:5, Proverbs 14:31 and Matthew 25:35-46). These Scriptures tell us that God lives among the poor and needy of this world. Therefore, the poor and needy and oppressed of this world represent God. And if you want to give to God then help the poor and helpless of this world with your tithes and offerings not, I repeat not some self-appointed, over fed minister claiming he represent God (believe me he don't) and nor do his human organization so-called by the name "church" or "God's house".

The word in verse 10 as "storehouse" is Strong's number 0214, Phonetic speech "o-tsaw'"; the Hebrew Original Word: "Rcwa"; Transliterated Word: "owtsar" Malachi 3:10... the word "storehouse" in the Hebrew means: treasure (gold, silver, etc); storehouse (store, supplies of food or drink); treasure house, treasury (fig. Of God's armory); King James translations: treasures, treasury, storehouses, cellars, armory, garners and store.

The in verse 10 as "food" is Strong's Number 02964, Original word "@rj" Transliterated word "Tereph" Phonetic spelling for speech "eh'-ref"; Meaning in Hebrew: prey, food or leaf; Translations in the KJV: prey, meat, leaves, and spoil

The People Complain Harshly (this NKJV subtitle should say the priest and the Levite - see verses 3 and 9 above in this same chapter 3):

Malachi 3:13-18... "13 "Your words have been harsh against Me," Says the LORD, "Yet you say, "What have we spoken against You?' 14 You have said, "It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, And that we have walked as mourners Before the LORD of hosts? 15 So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up; They even tempt God and go free."'
A Book of Remembrance
16 Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name. 17 "They shall be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him." 18 Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.

Now, I exhort you today as Christians, those of you who fear the Lord and who are speaking to one another today about the deceit of those who teach these doctrines of Satan and how the deceitfulness of sin have sway the masses of the people and their leaders; and know within your heart today that they are wrong, those who hear my voice - the Lord is listening and He hears your voice, and He is writing these things down (Malachi 3:16). So, I call upon you to continue to serve God in your spirit - those are us who realize we have been had (led astray) by these gospel peddlers and now refuses to support their pockets. I say to you, we as Christians must give to and support those in need not those who seek to gain financial wealth and build buildings. We who have eyes to see and ears to hear are the Christians Christ Jesus speaks of in Revelations 2 and 3 in His messages to the churches, when He says we live and congregate among those who serve Satan and teaches the doctrines of Satan and men rather than the whole counsel of God's word (Rev. 2:9, 13, 24 and Rev.3:9). Just as Christ and His disciples gave to the poor (John 13:29), and the early New Testament Christians remembered the poor (Acts 15 and Galatians 2:9-10). This is our calling to serve those in need to preach the good news to the poor and the oppressed in this evil and adulterous world, for in so doing we serve God and His Christ (Matthew 25:34-40). Amen. Praise God.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

More quotes from the orange website...

"The New Testament Epistles have done a great job in putting into perspective how the Old Testament relates to the NT. Hence, Paul spoke about the NT way of giving in the aforementioned scripture. He did not emphasize that the standard is 10%, nor did he quote Malachi 3 to tell the believers that they are cursed with a curse if they did not give. He simply told them - he who sows bountiful shall reap bountiful. Hence, it's up individuals to decide the amount to give. God is the one who will give the reward accordingly.

If a person decides that 10% is the standard they wish to follow... there's nothing wrong with that. Another may be able to give higher than 10%, while others can only afford smaller. This is what the text is alluding to when it says: let everyone give as they have purposed in their heart."

"800/month is too much money for one person to give to a church or any other charity, unless they are millionaires.

Especially in this uncertain economy. That would go a long way toward retirement and emergency savings.

Just my opinion."

Why the tithing stuff?

Because I had a tragic realization today. It goes to show how much greed has taken over the body of Christ. I belief in God will not be shaken... man, on the other hand....

This is for my Brother-in-law - I'm ashamed of you...


Originally Posted by authentic View Post
....And you have all the right to do that. The problem with how modern day churches teach the tithe, is that they misinterpret Malachi chapter 3 to guilt-ride the parishoners to give 10%. Here are some fun facts for you to research....

1. The Book of Malachi was written to the priests. So lets, for the sake of arguement, assume that Malachi should be translated to the NT church, then the Priests/Pastors are infact "cursed with a curse" for not paying tithes from thier increase.

2. According to the Law of Moses, absolutely NO Modern day church tithes in the correct manner. The books of Deuteronomy, Numbers, and Leviticus outlines what an acceptable tithe is (Wine, Oil, Oxen, Heffers,....etc). Never does it say money. Therefore, if you want to go by the letter of the law, you can tithe 10% of your paycheck until Jesus comes back, you are doing it wrong anyways. In addition to that, the tithe was supposed to be given to the Levitical Priests. Where are the Levitical Priests now?

3. Why is there only one tithe administered in the church. Again if we are going by the letter of the Mosaic Law, there should be at least 2 different tithes. *An annual tithe for the maintenance for the Levites, *A second tithe brought to Jeruselem for the Lord's feasts.

4. Most churches (and correctly so) espouse the belief that the OT law, which includes the Law of Moses has been done away with by Jesus' death on the cross. Thus there is no need to observe the feast days, the dietary law, the law of circumsion, the law of unclean people, observing the sabbath...etc. But then all of a sudden they find it convenient to cherry pick ONE of those ordinances and bind thier congregants by it? Doesn't make sense at all. If tithing is so important for both OT and NT observers, then what about all of the other laws in the OT? Are they not as important? Food for thought...

-Again, if folks want to give 10%, 20%, 50%, and you feel lead to do it; well fine, that is the liberty you have in Christ. But for churches to imply that a Christian is somehow being disobedient, cursed, or wicked for not giving 10% to the church is a clear bastardization of God's Word. We are commanded to give to help the local church function, ABSOLUTELY! Does the term "give" defined exclusively by the word "tithe"? Absolutely not.

-One more fine note. I wonder why so many churches are so bent towards preaching of the tithe, when a good portion of the NT commands believers to give to the poor? How come this isn't preached and emphasized on a more consistant basis?

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I am 49 years old and, in 2002, I lost 15 lbs on Weight Watchers. I cannot lose the last 8 pounds with all I do! Do I need more aerobic exercise? I lift weights twice a week, I spin for 1 hour a week and I do the elliptical 1 or 2 days a week for 30 to 40 minutes. Is it my age? I am very muscular in my arms and legs but I need to get rid of some belly fat and under my arms around my bust area. I am 5’2” at 148 lbs.


More aerobic exercise would not hurt, but exercise alone usually doesn’t burn enough calories for weight loss. Studies show that women need fewer calories, along with exercise, to lose weight. You, personally, need 1600 calories a day at your ideal weight. You should be able to lose slowly on 1300 – 1500 calorie a day. You have an advantage in breaking a plateau because you’ve maintained a weight loss for 6 years. Dr. George Blackburn, a nutrition authority, writes about the wisdom of losing weight in steps in Break Through Your Set Point: How to Finally Lose the Weight You Want and Keep It Off. He shows how retrain your metabolism to naturally maintain a lower weight.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This is very old.. and very funny. Apparently everyone who has a blog will post this eventually..

AQUARIUS You have an inventive mind and are a progressive thinker. You also lie a lot and are inclined to be careless and impractical, making the same mistakes over and over. Everyone thinks you are a f**king jerk.

PISCES You have a vivid imagination and often think you are being followed by the CIA. You have some influence over your friends and people resent you for flaunting your power. Underneath it all you lack confidence and are generally a coward. Pisces people screw small animals and pick their noses a lot.

ARIES You are the pioneer type and have strong leadership tendencies, but you regard others with contempt. You are quick tempered, impatient and don't take well to advice. You are a prick.

TAURUS You are down to earth and persistent. You are determined and can work like hell. Most people think that you are a pig headed shit. You're probably a fucking communist.

GEMINI You are quick and intelligent - a thinker. People like you because you are bisexual, You are also a cheap bastard, expecting everything for nothing. Gemini's are notorious for thriving on incest.

CANCER You are extremely sensitive by nature and very caring. You are a wimp, You are hopeless at making decisions and that is why you will always be on welfare and you will never be worth a shit.

LEO Leo people are born leaders but most people think they are just pushy. Most Leo's are bullies. They are thick a**holes who break down under honest criticism. Your arrogance is disgusting. Leo People are thieving bastards who kiss mirrors a lot.

VIRGO You are the logical type and detest disorder. This sh*tpicking makes your friends sick. You are cold and unemotional and often fall asleep while screwing. Virgo's make good bus drivers and pimps.

LIBRA Librans are lucky in employment and financial matters. You are the artistic type and have a difficult time with reality. If you are male then you are probably queer. Most Libran woman are whores. All Librans die of V.D.

SCORPIO You are shrewd in business and cannot be trusted. You will reach the pinnacle of success because of your total lack of ethics. You are a perfect Son of a Bitch. Most Scorpio people are murdered.

SAGITTARIUS You are optimistic and enthusiastic with a reckless tendency to rely on luck since you have no talent. Most Saggitarians are drunks or pot heads. People laugh at you a lot because you are always f*cking things up.

CAPRICORN you are conservative and afraid of taking risks. You are basic chicken sh*t. There has never been a Capricorn of any importance, you should kill yourself.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just got in..

and jump-started my iPod Touch. It froze up on me this morning at work while watching (listening actually) to the Island of Dr. Moreau remake. Installing iTunes is not an option on my work computer.. not taking the chance just yet.

It's official - my iPod is sick of David Thewlis.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Giraffes on Horseback Salads

"From a previously unpublished film script by Salvador Dali, written in 1937 for the Marx Brothers. Dali, who was a fan of the comedians, had befriended Harpo Marx the year before. The film, entitled Giraffes on Horseback Salads, was never made, reportedly because MGM, which had an exclusive contract with the Marx Brothers, felt it was too surreal. The script, which Dali wrote in English, was recently discovered among Dali's papers; it is owned and was made available by the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres, Spain. Apart from roles for the Marx Brothers, the script includes a character called the 'Surrealist woman' and a Spanish businessman named Jimmy."

The "Surrealist woman" is lying in the middle of a great bed, sixty feet long, with the rest of the guests seated around each side. Along the bed, as decorations, are a group of dwarfs caught by Harpo. Each is supported on a crystal base, decorated with climbing flowers. The dwarfs stay as still as statues, holding lighted candelabras, and change their positions every few minutes.

While love tears at Jimmy's heart, Groucho tries to crack a nut on the bald head of the dwarf in front of him. The dwarf, far from looking surprised, smiles at Groucho in the most amiable way possible. Suddenly in the middle of dinner, thunder and lightning begin inside the room. A squall of wind blows the things over on the table and brings in a whirl of dry leaves, which stick to everything. As Groucho opens his umbrella, it begins to rain slowly.

Although the guests show surprise, they try for a time to continue their meal, which is, however, brought to an end by showers of rain. In a panic, the guests rush in all directions, while from the hall a torrent of waters washes in, bringing with it all sorts of debris, including a drowned ox. A shepherd makes a desperate effort to collect his flock of sheep, which climb up on the sofas and the bed in an effort to avoid being carried away by the water. A cradle is carried in on the flood containing a baby crying piteously, followed by the mother, hair streaming behind her.

The "Surrealist woman" crosses several rooms - rain falling more and more heavily - but stops in front of a door and hesitates. She goes in, followed by Jimmy, who has never left her side. On the other side of the door, there is no more rain and everything changes. It is the childhood room of the "Surrealist woman," where by her orders nothing has been touched since she was ten. Overcome by emotion, she sits down in front of a mirror at a child's table.

Meanwhile, the Marx Brothers announce that a great fête is going to take place. For this, large preparations have to be made. Four acres of desert are cleared of cacti and of all vegatation and flattened out like a tennis court. The undergrowth that is cleared away is piled around the field to make a barrier, behind which stands are erected for spectators.

There is a competition for the person who can ride a bicycle the slowest with a stone balanced on his head. All the participants have to grow beards. In the middle is a tower in the form of a boat's prow to be used as a judge's box.

Before the spectacle begins, the vegetation around the fields is set alight. This prevents the spectators in the stands from seeing anything at all. From the top of the tower the sight is wonderful, with columns of smoke going up vertically, surrounding hundrds of cyclists - each balancing a rock on his head - threading their way with the sun setting behind.

In the tower, Harpo is playing his harp ecstatically, like a modern Nero. By his side, his back to the spectacle, Groucho is lying, smoking lazily. Nearby, the "Surrealist woman" and Jimmy watch the spectacle, lying side by side. Behind them, Chico, dressed in a diving suit, accompanies Harpo on the piano. Scattered across the gangway leading to the tower, an orchestra plays the theme song with Wagnerian intensity as the sun sinks under the horizon.


...also, check THIS out too - it's where I found the pic.

I love Dali.