This is a quick follow up to my previous posts about the “carnival hucksters” who peddle their false prophecies, their so called super natural abilities to see and speak to the departed, to see the future and relive the past, etc., etc..
Check out these posts: So Much Hokum, Hokum For Profit, Household Gods, The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods
As you can see from the links above I have written a number of posts on this subject and I just want to pass along on more piece from the Bible. Continue reading
“Of Mice and Men” is one of my favorite movies, the original 1939 version not the remakes.
Both “Of Mice and Men” and “The Grapes of Wrath” are in my top ten list of movies. I have watched both of these movies numerous times but oddly enough I never read the books. So over this past summer while I was on a long weekend vacation at the beach I finally sat down and read “Of Mice and Men”.
There is one part in this story where I thought John Steinbeck had captured the dreams of every common working man. Continue reading
Daniel answered the king and said, “No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these: To you, O king, as you lay in bed came thoughts of what would be after this, and he who reveals mysteries made known to you what is to be. But as for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because of any wisdom that I have more than all the living, but in order that the interpretation may be made known to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your mind.
I have always looked at mediums, palm readers, fortune tellers, psychics, clairvoyants, etc., with extreme skepticism.
I find all of them no matter how famous or infamous to be nothing more that sideshow carnival hucksters. The ones who achieve prominence are just better showmen and businessmen. Continue reading
Reading the Bible has been teaching me life lessons.
That is its purpose. No matter what you do or don’t believe there is much knowledge and wisdom to be gained from this book.
I was thinking about the Israelites and how Moses brought them out of the bondage of Egypt.
Just about everyone over the age of 50 has seen Cecil B DeMille’s classic movie “The Ten Commandments”. I believe it’s still on TV around Easter and Passover. Continue reading