Here’s a short post dealing with the The Gospel according to Luke. It’s just one verse.
And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you burden men with burdens heavy to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.”
Lawyers, lawmakers, Congress, government, is this what Christ was referring to? Continue reading
It’s tax day tomorrow so I thought I would run this post again.
Over the weekend I did the one thing that is pretty much guaranteed to put me in a bad mood. I did my income tax returns.
When I see how much I give the government in income tax it pisses me off, not to mention sales tax, real estate tax, per capita tax and so on and so on.
Don’t give me that crap about paying my fair share. That horseshit is served up to the masses by the politician we make rich, and I mean rich. They prosper off of the sweat of yours and my brow.
At one point I was prompted by the tax program to enter the whopping $47 I made in interest and I could watch as Washington immediately took $10 to $15. It pisses me off and it should piss you off. Continue reading
2 Timothy 2:6-7
It is the hardworking farmer who ought to have first share of the crops. Think over what I say for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
I have written about why government is so adamant about separation of church and state and how they have perverted the original intentions of this concept.
I fully agree with the edict of our founding fathers that there should not be an established official religion of the state. No one belief should be the law of the land.
But the ruling political class has seen the danger that religion, especially the Judeo-Christian values, pose to their power. Continue reading
(I wrote this piece about three months ago.)
Last evening I had a new experience that still gives me pause today. I saw something in person that I have never seen before and it happened in my own neighborhood.
In the early evening I was cleaning up around the house when my wife came home from her job. As she walked in the door she said to me “What’s on fire?”
At first I thought she was referring to one of our neighbors burning leaves or trash. So I asked her where she saw something burning.
We went out our back door on to our deck and we could see black smoke pouring into the sky, being swept from the west to the east across the ten or fifteen homes that make up the small development that is up the street from our house. Continue reading
I’ve written about how the media and government try to manipulate us.
I’ve written about the rapid growth of the internet and social media and how we trivialize and misuse words, like friends, awesome, amazing, and epic.
I’ve written about business taking phrases that use to have an emotional attachment and turning them into meaningless buzz words like “reach out”.
Now I have been thinking about how government and media have trivialized aspects of our society that use to be sacred. I thought why did the government set out to trivialize these things?
Here are some examples of things that the government and media have been systematically reducing in value. Continue reading
Here are some quick thoughts on a Bible verse that caught my attention.
The verse is Jeremiah 5:30-31:
An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely and the priest rule at their direction. My people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?
When I read those two verses something inside my head told me to remember them.
When I read it my thoughts do not go to the ancient temples and courts of Israel. My thoughts go to the modern temples and courts of Washington DC.
I thought how once again I have come across ancient Biblical prophesies that are applicable today. Continue reading
Priorities, sometimes it’s all about priorities, and sometimes it’s all about how out of whack they have become.
Now if you subscribe to some of the conspiracy theorist, about how our priorities are set, it may have something to do with the government. It has to do with the government’s control of the media and the government using the media to distract the people from what is really going on.
To tell you the truth there are a number of days I buy into that theory.
So what has me wondering about where we are heading as a society? It’s some rather mundane items from 2015 that became big news and then just went away.
There was a period last year when all the rage contrived by the media, both network and social media was about animals on both a national and local level. Continue reading