Category Archives: New Age

Now This Is The Ultimate Rube Goldberg.

Friends this is a music video so if you don’t like the music turn down the volume. The domino effect is quite impressive.  :)

 ~Steve ~                       H/T      Joseph

Now This Is Some Crazy Body Art.

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~Steve~                             H/T   yesemails.com

President Choomgang Introduces Cosmos Series

con·de·scend·ing

adjective: having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority.
“she thought the teachers were arrogant and condescending”
synonyms: patronizing, supercilious, superior, snobbish, disdainful, lofty

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The Enlightened Neil Degrasse Tyson

WND FAITH UNDER FIRE

COSMOS HOST: ‘ENLIGHTENED RELIGIOUS’ DON’T USE ‘BIBLE AS TEXTBOOK’

Advice from Seth MacFarlane, the enlightened creator of Family Guy

Seth MacFarlane,
 Enlightened creator
of The Family Guy, now shines light into our benighted souls with “Cosmos

TRUTH REVOLT

“If you start using your scripture, your religious text as a source of your science, that’s where you run into problems…”

by Bradford Thomas

Barack Obama smoking in his youth

Cosmos” bosts an introduction
by President Choomgang

The host of Seth MacFarlane’s new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, argues that while religion and science can be compatible, religious scriptures like the Bible should not be confused with scientific textbooks, something he says “enlightened religious people” understand.

President Choomgang's ancestors, depicted here, in Stanley Kubrick's movie, "2001 A Space Odyssey"

President Choomgang‘s ancestors, depicted here,
in Stanley Kubrick’s movie, “2001 A Space Odyssey”

Cosmos—which features an introduction by President Choomgang—has already stirred controversy with a lengthy segment in the first episode which deliberately pits religion against science, providing an animated story about the Catholic Church’s persecution of the 16th-century monk and astronomer Giordano Bruno, which TIME argues provides a clear message to viewers: “there is a right side and a wrong side of intellectual history, and Cosmos is not afraid to say that science is on the right one.”

Throwing a bone to the religious community, President Chompgang admitted that without faith, our UAV drone program would not have been possible.

Throwing a bone to the religious community, President Chompgang admitted that without faith, our UAV drone program would not have been possible.

In a recent interview with WNYC host Brian Lehrer, Tyson added to the controversy, addressing people of faith who confuse religious texts with scientific works:

If you start using your scripture, your religious text as a source of your science, that’s where you run into problems, and there is no example of someone reading their scripture and saying ‘I have a prediction about the world that no one knows yet because this gave me insight let’s go test this prediction and have that theory turn out to be correct.

SEIU expresses its support for Cosmos series

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 ape was golfing today and could not be reached, but expressed his support saying, “If I had a descendant, he would look like President Choomgang.”

As an example, Tyson notes the creation story in Genesis that seems to describe the Earth being created before the sun, then moves on to dispel the six-day creation interpretation (a far from settled interpretation in Biblical studies), saying,

None of that is consistent with any scientifically derived information about the world. So enlightened religious people know this, and don’t try to use the Bible as a textbook, using a Western example.

On her way to an appointment this morning,  the First Lady said she intends to bring COSMOS to America's classrooms.

On her way to an appointment this morning, First Lady Mrs. Choomgang said she intends to bring Cosmos to America’s unenlightened school children.

Despite his scientific qualms with religion, Tyson emphasizes that he believes religion and science are indeed compatible, citing the roughly one-third of fully-functioning, productive American scientists who profess to personally believe in God. 

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Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/enlightened-religious-dont-use-bible-as-textbook/#VmX4OBXGElciI61M.99

And In The “I Hate Atheists Department” Today

How to politely greet an atheist.  :)

How to politely greet an atheist. :)

Atheists want the ‘miracle cross’ from Ground Zero removed from 9/11 museum

Part of history: The cross has become a symbol very closely connected to the tragic event and was featured near Ground Zero for the years that followed (pictured with former Ground Zero chaplain Rather Brian Jordan and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani around the 10th anniversary)

Part of history: The cross has become a symbol very closely connected to the tragic event and was featured near Ground Zero for the years that followed (pictured with former Ground Zero chaplain Rather Brian Jordan and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani around the 10th anniversary)

  • American Atheists now pushing to have a plaque put next to the cross noting that some of the victims were not religious 
  • They feel the cross is inherently religious and should not be featured
  • Cross has been a symbol of hope after being found in the World Trade Center rubble and is due to be included in the museum opening in May

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 08:20 EST, 10 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:27 EST, 10 March 2014

A group of atheists have launched a legal challenge against the inclusion of the ‘miracle cross’ from the Twin Towers in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

The 17-foot cross that emerged from the rubble at Ground Zero was seen by many rescue workers as a symbol of hope, but now other groups fear that it violates the constitutional divide between church and state.

The group, called American Atheists, says that the cross should not be displayed at all in the museum, and went on to say that if it is included, then there should be a similar panel to represent the atheists who perished at the site.

‘We’re arguing for equal treatment in some way, whatever that might be,’ the group’s lawyer Edwin Kagin said last week.

The specifics have yet to be released, but it was suggested that the group would want a plaque to be posted near the cross which would remind viewers that atheists died as well as people of religious faith.

‘This is part of religious history. It’s an act of religious symbolism. It is a shrine now,’ New York City Atheists spokesman Ken Bronstein told CBS.

‘That miracle cross should be moved back to St. Peter’s where it was for five years.’

Museum organizers have argued that just because it has a religious context does not mean that it makes the entire 10,000-square-foot site a religious one.

‘This was a sign of consolation. It’s was never meant to hurt anyone, hurt the atheists or anything like that,’ former Ground Zero chaplain Father Brian Jordan said.

‘It is an artefact that should be included in the museum because it’s a history museum. This is a part of the memory of 9/11.’

The judge presiding over the case in New York’s Supreme Court appeared to agree with museum officials, saying that it would be an over-reach to remove the object, which was found amid the rubble and made from steel beams from the towers.

‘There are countless cases of museums including religious artifacts among their exhibits and it’s going to be described in a way that talks about the history of the object, what is the problem here?’ Judge Reena Raggi said, according to Fox News.

‘An argument has been made that you are trying to censor history.’

The cross, which was kept at a memorial near the Ground Zero site for years before being taken into the protection of museum organizers, is one of the 1,000 objects due to be on display when the museum opens in May.

The ruling is expected in the next few months.

~Steve~

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2577407/Atheists-want-miracle-cross-Ground-Zero-removed-9-11-museum.html#ixzz2vpuyToTt

We Take Colors For Granted On God’s Green Earth.

OK, This is really cool. Take a minute out of your day and watch the beauty color adds to your life.   :)
BLACK AND WHITE COLORS
Just click on “COLOR” below, turn on the Sound, and sit back,
relax and enjoy a multitude of pictures, first in black and white,
then change into color. Phenomenal photography.
What a colorful world we live in which we take for granted every day.
Black and white is dramatic, but color … wow!

Click here:
Color

~Steve~                                                              H/T   Hujonwi

If You Thought Your Winter Was Bad…

You should try Florida. Just Kidding. Think it’s Russia.

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~Steve~                                      H/T  Hujonwi

Memory Lane Monday. Or We’re Getting Old.

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~Steve~                                                    H/T  Hujonwi

Some thoughts to start your day:

There are always reasons to be thankful if you take time to look for them. For example,

1. I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt.

2. When I’m feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor’s noisy dog bark and wake up its owners.

3. If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

4. A penny saved is a government oversight.

5. The older you grow, the tougher it is to lose weight – by then your body and your fat are really good friends.

6. The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

7. He who hesitates is probably right.

8. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

9. The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.

10. How long “a minute is depends upon which side of the bathroom door you’re standing.

11. If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?

12. Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.

13. If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?

14. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

15. Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

16. Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.

17. We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors…but they all have to learn to live in the same box.

18. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

19. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

20. Happiness comes through doors you didn’t even know you left open.

21. Once over the hill, you pick up speed.

22. I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.

23. If not for STRESS, I’d have no energy at all.

24. Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

25. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have any film.

26. I know God won’t give me more than I can handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.

27. You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.

28. We cannot change the direction of the wind…but we can adjust our sails.

29. If the shoe fits…buy it in every color.

30. Have an awesome day, and know that someone has thought about you today!

 ~Steve~                                              H/T  I_Man 

“Signs Signs Everywhere There’s Signs”

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Did I read that sign right?
“TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW

In a Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT

In a London department store:
BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS

In an office:
WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN

In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD

Outside a secondhand shop:
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING – BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?

Notice in health food shop window:
CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS

Spotted in a safari park:
ELEPHANTS, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR

Seen during a conference:
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN’T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR

Notice in a farmer’s field:
THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.

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Message on a leaflet:
IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS

On a repair shop door:
WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR – THE BELL DOESN’T WORK)

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
Really? Ya think?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that’s taking things a bit far!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!

War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!

If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Ya think?!

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!

Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape?

Man Struck By Lightning:Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge!

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren’t they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That’s what he gets for eating those beans!

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!

And the winner is….
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?

Now that you’ve smiled at least once, it’s your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle). We all need a good laugh, at least once a day !

~Steve~                                        H/T   hujonwi

 

Are All Democrats (and Some Republicans) GOING TO HELL?

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The title of this article poses a pretty provocative question. In order to answer it rationally, let’s leave our emotions at the door and apply logic and reason. The first thing we must ask ourselves is whether God actually exists. Most intelligent adults, including virtually all of those who have actually researched and studied the evidence, say Yes, God exists.

Accepting now the view shared by intelligent adults and the evidence experts that God exists, we then have to ask ourselves whether Heaven and hell also exist. Again, most rational and intelligent adults say Yes. The duality of nature also suggests this, as do the witnesses. “Witnesses?” you say. The Catholic Church is replete with visionaries who have been afforded glimpses of both Heaven and hell. These aren’t the fly-by-night mystics or New Age channelers who charge money for their seminars. They are actual eye witnesses whose testimony has withstood years of rigorous scientific investigation.

If we take the side of evidence, the testimony of multiple eye witnesses, and the consensus shared by intelligent and rational adults, and accept the fact that God, Heaven, and hell all exist, we now must ask ourselves what has the Democratic Party (and some Republicans) done to justify our original question.

We know for a fact that the Democratic Party and some Republicans endorse and encourage abortion and the murder of the unborn. No one denies this, not even the Democrats themselves. We also know that the Democratic Party and some Republicans encourage and exploit racism and poverty. No one who has studied the evidence denies this either.

So if God exists – and we’ve already determined that He does – and if Heaven and hell exist – and we’ve determined that they do – then doesn’t it make sense that behavior such as abortion, the murder of the unborn, and the encouragement and exploitation of racism and poverty would call for restitution?

I realize that there are many who believe God to be a benevolent being who neither judges nor condemns. It’s a popular belief among many in the New Age movement. But is it reality or just wishful thinking? Are you going to believe some New Age marketer who makes their living by selling books and seminars, or are you going to put your faith in a book and in a Church that have served as the foundation for not only our country — the country that has done the most good for the most people than all other countries combined — but the foundation of entire Western Civilization?

And is it not also possible that God does not judge, yet remains a being of such pure love that sin is simply not allowed in His presence? Can it be that God does not condemn souls to hell, but that souls choose to be sent to hell by their own free will while here on earth?

A purist could make the case that the Democratic Party (and some Republicans) routinely violate almost every one of God’s 10 Commandments. The Democratic Party has voted to remove God’s name from their platform. (No one denies this). They dishonor the mother by promoting abortion, and they dishonor the father by social programs that remove him from the home, particularly in the black community. (No one denies this.) They violate God’s Commandment not to commit murder, again by promoting abortion. (No one denies this.) They violate the Commandment not to steal by promoting regulations and taxes that take money and property from one group in order to distribute it to other groups. (No one denies this.)

All in all, it’s impossible to deny the sins committed by the Democratic Party (and some Republicans) and they make no attempt to deny it themselves.

Now let’s consider the second word of our premise in this article’s title: all. Are all Democrats going to hell? Even those who only vote for Democrats or fundraise for Democrats? Look at it this way, when we vote for a politician or donate money to their campaigns we automatically become responsible for everything that person does or doesn’t do. Sounds harsh, I know, but how could it possibly be otherwise?

We supported that politician, we put that politician in office, we now bear the responsibility for every action that politician takes. If the politician we put in office resorts to actions that God finds offensive, then aren’t we equally to blame? Kind of puts a whole new spin on the word responsibility, doesn’t it?

So back to our title. Are all Democrats and some Republicans going to hell? I can’t speak for God, but my guess is if they continue along the path that they are currently on, they better load up on the ice water now, because some day soon they’re going to need it.

If you have voted for Democrats (and some Republicans) or raised money for their campaigns and now regret your actions, it’s never too late to change. Ask God for forgiveness and begin to make up for your past sins. He’s waiting for you. He never gets tired of waiting for you. Won’t you ask His forgiveness now?