Monday, 19 December 2011

STELLAR POSTULATIONS


An amazing set of “stellar” postulations:

First: “AGE”
The known universe, caveat being the word “known”, is approximately 13 billion years old [http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/age.html].

Second: “DISTANCE”
The farthest known star (Galaxy) “Abell 1835 IR1916” is approximately 13 billion light-years away from earth [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/03/01/tech/main603096.shtml] same caveat being the word “known”.

And Third:
The original “Origin” occurred in, albeit oversimplified terms, the midst of a massive and also inexplicable sudden expansion, from an infinitesimally tiny fraction, of a fraction, of a fraction of a millimetre sized spec of pure raw energy.  Wherein two very remarkable things occurred, which eventually lead to “life as we now know it”:  A) In a somewhat (again perhaps oversimplified) similarly inexplicable way to the “Original” BANG (expansion), somehow somewhere along that early primordial time-line, pure energy randomly converted to “matter”; and B) somehow again across billions of years, inorganic bits N’ pieces of matter, randomly changed into organic (living) matter.

For now, let’s ignore the insurmountable odds against even a simple life-form randomly and successfully mutating into a higher more complex form of life, fully capable of pro-creating.  And rather let’s just focus on two (2) key bones of contention this Blogger has, one (1) the three points noted immediately below, and the other one (1) being the ever frustrating duplicity of standards between what Atheistic scientists would hold the creationists to and what the Atheistic scientists hold (or lack thereof) themselves to.

First the following three (3) points: 

I Time (age of the universe) “13 billion years”,

II Distance (the distance between two known stellar objects, earth and Abell 1835 IR1916), “13 billion light-years” and


Science tells us I) is +/- 13 billion years, II) is +/- 13.billion light-years away, and science also tells us that III) may perhaps be 500 kilometres per second (313 miles per second) science also tells us that nothing may travel faster than the speed of light.  In fact according to science the speed at which stars (like our sun and Abell 1835 IR1916) are believed to travel at, amounts to a mere fraction of that of the speed of light. (300,000 kilometers per second / 186,000 miles per second)

Ergo if our wee little planet (Earth, by virtue of being in our Sun’s orbit) and Abell 1835 IR1916 were “created” at the very same moment, and had thus had been travelling apart for the past 13 billion years, then III must be at the very least be one-half (½) the speed of light (which incidentally is wildly faster than planetary or other stellar objects are in fact {believed to be} travelling, so these same Atheistic Stellar Scientists tell us).  As has been noted above some stellar objects may move as fast as 500 kilometres per second (313 miles per second), by contrast the speed of light is very nearly some 300,000 kilometres per second (186,000 miles per second).  The “fast” moving stellar object would therefore be travelling at  +/- One Six-Hundredth (1 / 600th) the speed of light.
  
If two objects are moving away from each other at 1 / 600 X (light-speed) it would take some 300 years for them to reach just one light-year apart.  Or using the belief that Abell 1835 IR1916 is presently some 13 billion light-years away from earth, at the speed of 1/600 X (light-speed), the two objects would have to have been travelling away from each other for 300 times 13 billion years = 3.9 TRILLION years, thus at least implying that the “known” Universe must be some 3.9 Trillion (3,900,000,000,000) years old.  Or, one (1) of the three (perhaps all three) of (I) (II) and (III) above, is incorrect and therefore open for adjustment(s).

Just in case all these billions and trillions types’ of numbers are as meaningless to most of you as they typically are to me, let me try to illustrate it thusly:

If we take three (3) points on graph, in a straight line, representing potential travel east to west or vice versa, and call them simply Point “A”, Point “B” and finally Point “C” (I know, I know ABC really original).  Let’s also say that the distance from Point “A” to Point “B” is 80 kilometres (50 miles) and that Point “B” to Point “C” is also 80 kilometres (50 miles), making by default the distance between Point “A” and Point “C” 160 kilometres (100 miles).  If one vehicle were to drive from Point “A” to Point “C” in just one hour, then logic would tell us that said vehicle would have to have been travelling at 160 kilometres per hour (100 miles per hour).

Question: If we started with two (2) vehicles, both at Point “B”, one facing east and the other facing west, and we wanted both cars to travel at the same speeds, how fast would they each have to travel in order to put a distance of 160 kilometres (100 miles) between the two cars? Answer: Each car would have to travel at 80 kilometres (50 miles) per hour (one-half the speed of one car travelling in one direction), because they are travelling in opposite directions (away) from each other, therefore covering only ½ the distance each.  So goes the same logic with the, pun intended, Astronomical numbers being used for our Universe’s ongoing expansion.


Second the Duplicity of standards by which the various Hypotheses are either held to or measured from.

It seems that Atheists show no shame in presenting ever increasingly “Astronomical” numbers, when it comes to theories about Origins.  Please also note that not only are the first two (2) items mentioned, from the outset of this Blog Age and Distance, stated in terms of “approximations” and “hypotheses”.  But upon a closer review of sources cited, the number of variables (estimates) used to build the foundations for just those two (2) numbers is likewise significant.  So what, you may ask?  Approximations are built upon variables and variable assumptions based upon Hypothesis.

With all those variables, built upon variables, modified by hypothesis on top of hypothesis it seems neither fair nor just that to the Atheist’s mind it is evidently absurd that a Christian believe in, (as the Atheists call them) “Fairy Tales”?  Fairy Tales such as Special Creation and a less than 10,000 year Creative Process (yep, the WHOLE universe, including the creation of Man and all the cosmos in less than 10,000 years old) give cause to no end of ribbing, mocking and scoffing of Christians by many an Atheist. 

The Atheist’s say, “…an almost infinitely small point of raw pure energy suddenly began to expand…” (inexplicably is a word oft used), and the Atheist is fine with “we have no idea how or why it started to expand, we just KNOW it expanded.” And yet it’s the Christian Creationist who’s criticized, perhaps even ostracised, for believing that a purposeful God (Christ) started the whole process. God speaking: “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” [Isaiah 46:10 NIV]

The Atheist’s say, “…suddenly after _______ amount of time, inexplicably (as we do not know how or why) all this raw expanding energy began to change.  Some was converted into Matter, whilst other energy became Anti-Matter…”.  And again the Christian Creationist is criticized for articulating that God (Christ), with a plan in mind from the very beginning “created” both matter and energy. 

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.” [Genesis 1:14 – 19 NIV]

The Atheist says, “…somehow although we don’t really know how (or can’t really explain how at least) first organic life sprang inexplicably from non-life, then secondly beginning with the simplest of life forms, the various species slowly over aeons began to mutate successfully into more and more complex forms of life, resulting in the crowning glory (to date) Mankind.”  And yet again, when the Christian proclaims “God created”, he / she is ostracized and mocked for allegedly perpetuating such a silly baseless myth.

20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
    26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
 27 So God created mankind in his own image,
   in the image of God he created them;
   male and female he created them.
 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
    29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
    31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
” [Genesis 1:20 – 31 NIV]

The scoffers and nay-Sayers are oh-so quick to query, “Ha!  And just HOW did your god create anything?”  And when said Christian replies “God (Christ) created by speaking His will with purpose and planned intent into being” the mocking and scoffing persists. “3 And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.” [Genesis 1:3 AMPLIFIED] [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1:3&version=AMP], see also verses 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26, 28 and 29 (and that’s just the first chapter) where “…God said…” is recorded

Ponder, if you will this first line, of the first book of both the Jewish Torah and the Christian Bible “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Gen 1:1 NIV (in English some 10 simple words, in Hebrew there are just seven words... perhaps one word for each day of the creative week, from Day one through the Day of rest).  And for more on the Alpha & Omega, the Beginning and the End, or as it’s written in Hebrew “Aleph Tav” or “את”, check out my Blog “JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

So I ask you which is more absurd to say:

A) An Omniscient, Omnipotent, Purposeful and Loving creator God (Christ) set out to create? Or

B) Sudden inexplicable and random expansion, followed by pure raw energy transforming inexplicably to both Matter and Anti-Matter?  And those changes being followed by yet more random chance changes, many of which in complete and utter violation of two of the most provable Laws of Physics.  The First and Second LAWS of the physical sciences simply state that, effectively Matter can neither be created nor destroyed, only changed in its various form of usefulness, and that matter left to its own accord degrades into lesser and lesser useful forms or matter.

The notion that somehow, by some random happenstance, an immeasurably small spec of pure raw energy, first inexplicably began to expand, then second (also inexplicably) some, but NOT all, of the energy began to randomly change into matter.  (But not just Matter, Anti-Matter as well and as we all know from watching Star Trek’s good ole Mr. Scott, ya canne’ have the Matter / Anti-Matter chamber(s) breaking down.  The result would be CATASTROPHIC!)

The whole Atheistic notion is almost incomprehensible to me!  Why then are so many willing to throw their faith behind an ideology that seems to defy logic and reason, and does in fact defy both proven and provable laws of science?  Why indeed!  My best guess, ermmm sorry HYPOTHOSIS, is the inherent desire of man to be accountable to – NO ONE.  Deny God (Christ) no matter how absurd the alternative(s) may or may not be, and one need not grapple with moral codes, and certainly not answer to God… Pride it is, just as it was for that ancient serpent, when imperfection was found in him, and he said:

13 … “I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne
   above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
   on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.[a]
14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
   I will make myself like the Most High.”
15 But you are brought down to the grave,
   to the depths of the pit.” [Isaiah 14:13 – 15, NIV]

Know Jesus, know peace whereas no Jesus, no peace” 

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelations 3:20 NIV]  How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything, well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take, Stellar Postulations – this 19th day of December 2011 © 2011, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist)

Sunday, 18 December 2011

PENN. INTERFAITH LEADERS CHALLENGE ANTI-SHARIA BILL


Penn. Interfaith Leaders Challenge Anti-Sharia Bill

Shame on these people, and especially this Rabbi – who denounce Pennsylvania’s Bill 2029 as “Islamaphobic” (NOT a real word, invented to “push” the cause of Islam) because it “…says state courts shall not, in deciding cases, "consider a foreign legal code or system" that lacks "the same fundamental liberties" as the state and federal Constitutions.” According to C.A.I.R.’s (Council on American-Islamic Relations) website and specifically this CAIR Article there are objections to this Bill as it portrays Muslims (and that evil practice called Sharia Law) in a bad light.

And the Anti-Defamation League of Eastern Pennsylvania (ADL), evidently is no better: “Separately, the Anti-Defamation League of Eastern Pennsylvania, a Jewish antibias group, also criticized the bill.” I am both SHOCKED and fully DISGUSTED.  This, my friends is SHAR’IA LAW (for a non-Muslim look at Sharia Law follow this Hyperlink) hard at work:

The Afghan Taliban According to Time Magazine(Take a GOOD, LONG and HARD look at this picture folks… Is this REALLY what you want or desire here in the WEST?)

This IS SHAR’IA LAW


Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take, on Anti-Shar'ia Laws – this 18th day of December 2011 © 2011, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

OH THOSE ZIONISTS

So ya don’ wanna believe there’s a GLOBAL bias against G-d’s land Israel and His people the Jews?  You believe that itty bitty little Israel poses a “hostile takeover” threat to the 22 Islamic (Jihadist / Terrorist harboring) countries that surround her?  Can you even see Israel (red strip, sort of looks like a “donkey’s jaw bone” [Judges 15:15 & 16 – “Samson’s Vengeance on the Philistines”] surrounded by Islamic controlled (OPPRESSED) countries green).  See also my Blog “WHERE IS HOME” for some additional points that emphasise just how one-sided this bias against Israel really is.


You honestly believe the United Nations (UN) is / are an unbiased, “let’s treat all peoples fair” guardian(s) of the world?  Think again…


You think the above graphic, is biased and unfair?  Tell that to the families of the deceased; the survivors who were wounded and their families N’ friends; the property owners and business people and their families N’ friends – ALL OF WHOM are victims of the greater than 12,000 rockets, mortar, RPG’s etc., that the Palestinian Authority (PA) under the “guidance” of Hamas, have launched at Israeli CIVILIAN targets in just the past ten years.  TWELVE THOUSAND in ten years – Consider, trying to go to sleep knowing that in approximately another six to 10 more hours, most likely you or your neighbours will be under attack AGAIN!  Consider sending your children to school, KNOWING that before the day’s end, that school may well be targeted by some TERRORIST bent on Israel’s destruction.  Consider now, WHO the UN condemns for the unrest in the Israeli / PA conflict… and consider also WHO the UN calls the aggressor and the victim.  Still want to tell me, the UN cares?  Still want to hold onto your belief that the UN is unbiased?  Consider this then:

"…since 2003, the UN has issued 232 resolutions with respect to Israel, 40% of all resolutions issued by the UN over the period and more than six times that of the second placed country, Sudan.[14] These decisions are usually passed with the support of the OIC countries."

* 40% of ALL UN resolutions since 2003, were in OPPOSITION to Israel

* That number, 232 Resolutions is SIX TIMES the amount of Resolutions for the country in 2nd place (the Sudan, which has had some 38…)

and best of ALL

* These decisions are usually passed with the support of the OIC countries

Source: Criticism of the Israeli government - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_the_Israeli_Government

What's an OIC country?  One of several Islamic HATE the Jews, let's "Drive the Jews into the Sea" countries:


Of course these UN (Puppets of Islam) Resolutions are passed, Islam HATES Israel -

Just LOOK at the Member nations of "OIC":

Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Iraq, Syria - to name a few, these are ALL nations that HATE the Jews, HATE Israel and seek the utter and complete annihilation of the Jews.  They, (the OIC) simply put seek to DRIVE THE JEWS INTO THE SEA, don’t believe me, check out this WALL OF TRUTH VIDEO from David Horowitz’s Freedom Centre:




What is a Christian supposed to think of such things?  Well, although I have no right tell anyone what to think God (Jesus Christ) does.  And Jesus had the following things to say about His chosen people, the Jews and His Holy city Jerusalem:


And with respect to the Jews themselves, Jesus says:

“…for salvation is from the Jews.” [John 4:20-24]

So what do you think words like repentance and salvation mean?  Well if you’re like many folk, perhaps you have this image of repentance where God is some kind grey / white bearded fellow, perhaps wearing a cops Blue uniform, with a big “Billy Club” just waiting to beat you to a pulp for your imperfections.  Go ahead, admit it… it’s a common bias; I too once shared that same perspective.  And salvation, perhaps that word means nothing at all? 

REPENTANCE – sadly dictionary definitions are oft times very dry, almost meaningless for some, nonetheless according to “Dictionary.comrepentance is:

“1. deep sorrow, compunction, or contrition for a past sin, wrongdoing, or the like.
2. regret for any past action.”

Confusing, and to be honest, words like deep sorrow & regret, what a downer.  Kind of leaves a person feeling like there’s no hope…

In layman’s terms repentance simply means “stop doing bad shit, turn your back on bad habits, and start doing good or right things.” (Da Bauz’s paraphrasing) [Matthew 3:11, Amplified Bible]

SALVATION and therein is, in fact, hope.  Much HOPE indeed, and that’s where salvation really comes in to play.  Once again, salvation according to “Dictionary.com” is:

“1. the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc.
2. the state of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.
3. a source, cause, or means of being saved or protected from harm, risk, etc.
4. Theology * deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption.”

And again, the dictionary definition is dry, dreary, lifeless and (IMO) rather hard to really make good solid and clear sense of.  So, in layman’s terms, what is salvation?  How about: “salvation is being re-united with our Creator (Jesus Christ), in an open, loving, real and very dynamic relationship!” (Da Bauz’s paraphrasing) [Matthew 5:6, Amplified Bible]

Sound too good to be true, it is… well actually it isn’t!  It just sounds that way.  But hey, that involves Grace and Mercy, and those two words may be the focus of some future blog.  For now, please remember, God (Jesus Christ) loves you.  He loves you so much in fact that he died on a cross, in order to provide you with a means to salvation through repentance from sins.  As Paul the Apostle said:

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10, New International Version]

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take, on Zion, Zionists, the Jews, Jerusalem, the Land of Israel and Jesus Christ – this 11th day of December 2011 © 2011, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist)

Saturday, 10 December 2011

GOING IT ALONE


It's not so much a case of deciding to "go it alone"; in fact the Bible is actually quite clear on that subject (don’t!):

"We should not stop gathering together with other believers..." Hebrews 10:25 
As is it a case of being very cautious about high profile "preachers" who thrust their opinions and interpretations / understandings of the Biblical writings upon throngs (several thousand at a time, in many cases) of stifled people, sitting neatly row-by-row in a church pew.

Based upon the passage above (and I always suggest that those who read anything I write, or listen to anything I say, pick up the source doc for him/her self, and read, first-hand) at the very least, read a good couple of verses before and after the quoted passage.  Better still, read the entire chapter, to gain full applicable context.  Most importantly of all, NEVER EVER take another man's (woman's) word, for anything other than his / her own conduct.  IE I say I am happy, you kind of have to take me at my word.  However, I say "the world is FLAT!"  My goodness, I would hope you check out any and ALL verifiable fact(s).

In fact the Bible actually says that "... where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." Matthew 18:20.  Not wanting to "force" my personal interpretation of this passage, I simply offer my understanding of the verse.  Essentially this: Church is, simply put, where two or more people (whether or NOT all of whom are believers in Christ isn't the essential point) have gathered together, in the name of Jesus Christ, seeking to both understand Him (Jesus Christ) better and also to learn one from another.  The small(ish) gathering Permits and allows for respectful "cross-talk".  Thus, the need to sit and warm a pew and listen (with no interaction, querying, clarifying etc. on the part of the listener) to the ramblings of a hell-fire and Brimstone preacher, does NOT seem to be there.  That is certainly not a desire or interest of mine.

Please do not misunderstand me, "no man is an Island unto himself" [John Donne, 1624], and although the comment is in no way Scripture, the essence rings true for anyone who calls (or wishes to call) him / her self a CHRISTIAN.  We need to gather together, and have Church, in order to grow in Christ.  And we need to do so regularly!  Where things 'go south' as it were, is when the definition of church moves away from simply the gathering of  people worshipping, glorifying, edifying the Name of Christ, to warming a pew in a cold, glass, steel and wooden building.

The early Christian Church oft times was little more than a handful of folk, gathering in someone's home, with the sole purpose of worshipping and learning about & from Jesus Christ and gleaning from one another's understandings.  Sure there have also been many occasions where thousands have been addressed, a couple of examples: Jesus Himself spoke to and fed the four thousand (Mark 8:9) and again Jesus Himself spoke to (preached / shared / taught) and fed the five thousand (John 6:10).  And the purpose of the Christian gathering(s) (Church) is for those in attendance to be afforded the opportunity to get to know the person of Jesus Christ!

I will finish this wee mini-sermon with the following true story from my early Christian walk.  Just barely a few months into my relationship with Christ, I found myself along with my new bride attending two churches; one on Sunday mornings, and the other on Sunday evenings.  Both churches were (probably still are) very well grounded in the rudimentary essential Tenets of the Christian Faith.  There were however, a few areas wherein one Churches stand or opinion of a few of the peripheral (NON-ESSENTIAL to being a Christian) ideas / concepts, differed from that of the other Church.  Although these issues were far from being essential tenets of the Christian Faith, each Church progressively began to apply pressure on us to "leave that other Church, because 'such N' such' teaching over there is not in keeping with what we teach here."  One Church, more so than the other, was quite vocal on the matter of our need to vacate.

In simple terms, we were asked, no TOLD, to leave, excommunicated if you will.

Now years ago, I would have gladly fed the names of BOTH Churches to any and ALL that would be willing to listen.  Now many years (gosh a whole lifetime - that was roughly 28 years ago) later, I have NO desire, nor interest, in NAMING either of those Churches.  Why would I not want to identify the Churches?  Simple, because each Church was then (and still is to this day, I suppose) lead by well meaning, God fearing / God (Christ) loving, albeit misguided Christian ministers.  The purpose in sharing the story is NOT to diminish or otherwise tarnish the image of a specific Church Institution, rather to illustrate the abhorrence I have for Organized Religion(s).  Two (2) people were directly affected by that "excommunication" of sorts, on that sad day, while many many others were indirectly impacted.  There was NO edifying or glorifying of Christ Jesus in that course of action over what, in the grand scheme of things, was a minor (non-essential) issue.

Friday, 9 December 2011

MOSSAD EMBLEM / INSIGNIA


MOSSAD EMBLEM / INSIGNIA
Seven-Candle Menorah, with Inscription




All right, after much digging, querying and pondering...  I have come up with this. 

***NOTE***

The answer I am about to post comes from Wikipedia (and I am ALWAYS very cautious about Wiki... b/c a) it is so easily edited, and b) because it tends to be far too left-leaning for my tastes) that said I have come up with:

Top Rocker: (read from right to left, beginning with the dot moving counter-clockwise) - says: "Where no wise direction is, a people falleth:"

Bottom Rocker: (also read right to left, beginning with the dot moving counter-clockwise) - says: "but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety."

This is their (Mossad's) present MOTTO and is based upon Proverbs 11:14 "Where no wise direction is, a people falleth; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety." (unable to provide English version of this scripture)

Mossad's former 'Motto' was based also on a Proverb, Proverbs 24:6 and says - "For by wise guidance you can wage your war"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mossad_seal.png

Also, by way of being for-warned, thus for-armed (prepared) a quick Google search of the Hebrew letters / words, will likely lead also to a series of Anti-Zionist, Anti-Israel and / or flat out Anti-Semitic sites wherein the English translation will be postulated thusly (or in some vulgar variation): "By Way Of Deception, Thou Shalt Do Terrorism"  I mention this simply because such Anti-Semitic trash is on the web, will pop up when doing searches / research, ergo I feel it best that folk be provided with at least a heads up. wr (Da Bauz)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

POP QUIZ


Pop quiz – Does the Holy Bible provide its readers with the precise date of Jesus Christ’s birth?  Is said date important, or vital or otherwise critical to living the Christian life?  How about the person Jesus Christ, is the baby Jesus, more important than the boy, or man Jesus?

Recently someone made a comment to me about a song which contained some lyrics “…man from Galilee…” and “… reason for the season…”; their comment went something like this, “ha… shows what they know, Jesus was from Bethlehem NOT (expletive) Galilee!  Bloody idiots…  Sure, Jesus is the Reason for the Season, but ‘man from Galilee, get real!’ ?” 

This exchange got me thinking.  It had me thinking a whole lot about human nature, and our tendencies towards silly-arsed nit-picking.  I mean sure, true story, the Christmas Season is about the birth of Jesus (Yeshua), but is it really specifically and exclusively about the Baby Jesus (born in Bethlehem), or more generally perhaps the Person of Jesus? (And what His life and death means to and for us?)

So just who is “the man from Galilee” anyways?  Well according to:

This Facebook Group - http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Man-from-Galilee/37970972332?sk=wall, [The Man from Galilee] the man from Galilee is quite obviously believed to be none other than Jesus Christ; and
Yourdictionary.com - http://www.yourdictionary.com/man-of-galilee the man from Galilee is defined as Jesus Christ; and
G. Maclellan's song "Put your hand in the hand" - http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060712112153AABZDI6  the man from Galilee here, once again, appears to be understood to be Jesus Christ

But was Jesus actually from Galilee?  “Hey man, doesn’t the Bible say that it was just a bunch of folk who were looking desperately for Jesus after His Resurrection thast were from Galilee, and NOT Jesus Himself, per Acts 1:11?”  “Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven

Well according to Matthew 3:13 Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan River, thus to those observing His arrival at the Jordan River on that occasion, Jesus was in fact FROM Galilee.  So what?  ‘The “Christmas Season” is about celebrating the birth of Jesus’ you may say… and “DECEMBER 25th is HIS BIRTHDAY!!!”  Oh really… is it?  According to whom or what?  Tradition?  Fact is folks, the Holy Bible tells us of the general events of the population surrounding Christ’s birth, but not his precise birthdate (not the month, day or even year).

Should we then abandon all celebrations of or at Christmas… I think not.  Although it’s NOT about December 25th, and over-spending on your personal budgets to the tune of some 35%, 40% or even 60% plus, in well intended attempts at lavishing your loved ones with gifts (many of whom will just be exchanging them [those expensive gifts] on December 26th anyways) that you really cannot afford to give.   Christmas, at its core, is about recognizing the BIRTH of the Messiah, Jesus and what that means to and for human kind!

To that end, whether our thoughts are turned to Him (God, Jesus Christ, Yeshuah HaMashiach) by way of a reference to His birth in Bethlehem, His travels from Galilee to other areas, or His Wisdom being poured for at the approximate age of 12 (Luke 2:47), the truly important part is that our hearts, and our thoughts, and our faith become FOCUSSED on Him. 

The baby Jesus, the boy Jesus and the man Jesus and individual exploits related thereto, although important in helping us understand more about His life incarnate here on earth roughly 2000 years ago, remain secondary to the simple fact that Jesus Christ, Lived, Died and Rose again.  As many of the Ecumenical Churches refer to it, “The Mystery (or one of the Mysteries) of Faith” – “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again”

Perhaps then, rather than spending time, energy and other resources arguing with one another about whether or not Christmas is about a man from Galilee or a baby from Bethlehem, we might better expend our energies studying the “Aleph Tav” or “את”.  That, along with many other wonderful things relating to Jesus’ Jewishness, the incredible love He showed and continues to show for His creation as outlined in John 3:16 and that He is the only way to Eternal Salvation (John 14:6). 

And once again, that’s DaBauz’s Take.  As always, please don’t take my word for anything, research and read for yourselves.  Discover the incredible message that is Jesus Christ, Yeshuah HaMashiach “חהמשי ועיש” 

Friday, 18 November 2011

IS ISLAM ALONE IN COMMITTING EVIL HEINOUS DEEDS


Clearly, there is no point denying that many evil deeds have been done, in the name of Christianity in her 2,000 year history.  Nor is there any point in denying, or even trying to deny that many of those same said evils were done by folk claiming, and perhaps even believing, that what they were doing was precisely what their "guide-book" instructed.

What is perhaps very critical to note, is that the Holy Bible does not teach, condone or otherwise instruct one to behave in such a fashion.  The problem is, too many of us form our opinions and / or beliefs based upon what we heard from someone else.  “So-and-so told me the Bible says __________________________.”  But they lack perhaps the opportunity, or “WILL” to seek out and read the Book for themselves.

For example, if I were to say to you the Bible says:  “Judas hanged himself, then Jesus said, "Yes, now go and do the same."”  Would anyone believe me?  It’s there, right there in the Bible, albeit completely out of context, nonetheless those words are there.  Matt 27:5 and Luke 10:37 And the two passages quoted are taken wildly out of context.  Text, taken out of context, becomes pretext, PERIOD.

The point is two-fold. 

First, the era of the Crusades was one of limited access to the Bible, or most any book.  Only those of royal blood, or the priesthood were legally allowed to read the Holy Scriptures.  It was believed (very foolishly believed) that the common man (or woman) could not possibly understand God’s Holy Word.  Thus the margin for erroneous interpretation was HUGE. (not making excuses, simply reiterating history)

Second, if one wants to really know what any given religion’s “holy” book teaches, one needs to (I mean one absolutely MUST) read full passages, in FULL context and NOT take either what they heard someone else say, or a single passage (out-of-context) by itself.

Many argue that there are Christians, even today, who are doing evil… Sadly that is true, there are.  Does that not make Christianity evil?  Well let’s consider this for a moment.  What does it mean if a Christian breaks a law, or lies, or cheats?  Does that not prove Christianity is evil?  Well it shouldn’t.  The Bible certainly neither teaches nor even condones such behaviour.  So why then do people do such things?  Human (Carnal) nature, simple, that’s why. (again, not making excuses, just stating fact)

Question: 

Isn’t Islam really just terribly misunderstood, and at its core basically a variant of Judaism, or Christianity? 

Answer: “NO!” 

There is absolutely NOTHING genuinely similar about Christianity (Jesus - the Son of God, Jesus - is GOD, Word of God, Word made flesh) and Islam. Any perceived similarities between Judeo / Christian teachings (the Holy Bible) and Islam's teachings from the Qur’an are based upon Islam’s gross bastardizations of the Judeo/Christian writings.

Additionally, yes there were many who during the Crusades that did terribly evil deeds, oft times in the name of Christ.  Bear in mind, those days are what some call the dark ages.  Sadly Islam seems to be stuck in the 7th century.

Fast forward to the 21st century and alas, there are folk, in all circles of life, Atheists, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists etc., who commit heinous crimes. The point here is not so much about the specific crime(s), as it about the rationale (or motivation) behind the commission of said crime(s).

These heinous crimes are committed against society in general and sadly... very very sadly, against their own families / family members. What's the difference between some Christian father who abuses his own daughter and the example of honour killings by a Muslim father / husband? You may ask...

Simple - The "Guide Book", if you will for the Christian (Holy Bible) absolutely and unequivocally condemns such behaviour.  Whereas the "Guide Book" of the Muslim, the Qur'an, not only condones these so-called Honour Killings, it COMMANDS it of its followers.  Think about this – If Muslims believe that it’s Okay for a man to kill his wife or children, simply because one feels that the wife’s or child’s behaviour may bring shame to his name, and therefore his family would be seen as an embarrassment to Islam; how much more readily do you think Muslims will be willing to exterminate the us, the Infidel(s)…

Don't believe that the Qur'an teaches such things... READ one.

In order to be a Muslim, one must first and foremost worship Allah (a devil really), and second MUST follow all of the precepts of the Qur'an.... precepts such as these set out in the following passages:

(Qur’an 5:33): The Punishment for those who oppose Allah and his messenger is: Execution or Crucifixion or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides or exile from the land.

(Qur’an 9:5): Then when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush.

(Qur’an 8:12): Remember Thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): "I am with you: give firmness to the believers, I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips of them."

(Qur’an 2:193) "And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah

(Qur’an 76: 4): Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers chains, yokes and a blazing fire.

(Qur’an 47:4): When you meet the disbelievers in the Jihad strike off their heads and, when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly.

Islam, the religion of PIECE(s) . . . L

Please remember, first do not take what I have written at face value, READ for yourselves. And second read full passages, not just what has been quoted, but preferably read entire chapters.  Context, context, CONTEXT!

Finally read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:16&version=NIV) John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Blessings in Christ’s Holy name, and for now that’s Da Bauz’s take