Month: May 2010

Science, Ignorance’s Spoiled Child

We live in this amazing age of ease and convenience that has come about largely due to the application of the teachings of Jesus to human endeavor. How did the industrial revolution begin? The “Protestant Reformation” put the Bible into the hands of the masses and let them learn that stuff like “indulgences” and “priests” and “penance” and “popes” and even “religion” itself aren’t things instituted by God, but rather things imposed by men. You see, men had learned that the best way to milk your fellow man for all he’s worth is to keep him ignorant of the Creator’s guide book. The precious book that reveals our Creator’s secrets to any man, woman, or child that will open their heart to it and learn from it. As created beings, we have an innate longing to understand our existence. Throughout history men have abused their power and wealth in order to sustain a lifestyle of pleasure, comfort and ease. The “Protestant Reformation” revealed the Biblical teaching that, “If you do not work, you do not eat.” and “let every man work with his hands that thing which is good” and “the workman is worthy of his hire”, and so on….

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Education With Edification

Western society places a high value on “education”. People who opt to leave the educational system before high school graduation are called, “drop outs”. But, those that leave the education system for the pursuit of a career, and or, to raise a family are by no means “drop outs”. Many times it’s those that stay in the education system as an excuse to “party” and avoid the responsibilities of real life are the real “drop outs”. Education is nice and useful in many ways, especially if it leads to edification. It’s like they say, “head knowledge” is trumped by “on the job experience” every time. It’s “experience” that works “edification” into the mix. For instance, if your education has taught you that a Creator doesn’t exist, I can assure you that the Creator will provide you with ample opportunities to reconsider. “Edification” is sort of the interface between ideology and reality. A real job and responsibilities is one way of edifying ourselves. The worst possible scenario would be to go through the entire educational system and attain a “doctorate” and then go directly into a teaching career. It’s so easy for reality to fade away when people get locked into…

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Snakes are Weird!

I was walking up my driveway one morning a few weeks ago and noticed a garter snake was stretched across the mulch holding onto a medium sized toad by the backside. The snakes head was tiny in proportion to the medium sized adult toad and yet in about 15 minutes the toad was consumed. Snakes are classified as reptiles and yet they quite different from the others. They lack eyelids unlike lizards and turtles. Though some lizards may have little or almost no legs, snakes not only have no legs, but have ribs almost the full length of their bodies. Another odd thing about snakes is that as abundant as they are today, they are interestingly scarce in the fossil record. With all the sorts of giant reptiles we call, “dinosaurs” why aren’t there lots of giant snakes among them? I could make many speculations about why this is so. But, their origin is documented in the Bible as being a creature that wasn’t part of The Creator’s original creative efforts. But, rather as a re-engineered “serpent” a creature that presumably had legs. What was this animal anyway? Was it something along the lines of a velociraptor, which is nearly…

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