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January 20, 2012

Why SOPA in Any Form Will Fail

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — truth_seeker @ 11:37 pm

The popular subject today seems to be SOPA and PIPA. For those of you who do not know SOPA stands for Stop Online Piracy Act and PIPA stands for Protect IP Act.

This is why I say that in any form SOPA will fail in any form. First lets do a quick overview of these bills.

SOPA – (to see full bill click the link) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204555904577167040770940440.html

SOPA has a noble aim, to stop online piracy. Now I know the majority of us are guilty of this. But it is wrong. How would you like it if you invested millions of dollars in someone hoping that you would at least make your money back, and all the work this person did was stolen downloaded and you didn’t get a dime back. It wouldn’t feel to good would it. But that’s not the whole story but I’ll get to that later. What the RIAA wants you to believe is this bill will stop on-line piracy. Now the impact of this bill. These are direct quotes from the bill

(B) INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES. A provider of an Internet search engine shall take technically feasible and commercially reasonable measures, as expeditiously as possible, designed to prevent the serving, in response to a query, of a direct hypertext link to the foreign infringing site that is subject to the order, or the portion of such site specified in the order.

This in my opinion is akin to Nazi Germany burning book that they don’t agree with. This is actually telling sites like Google, Yahoo, and MSN not to allow you to information the government deems illegal. Now I will say I have some of these so called “pirate” sites because I wanted ROMs for my phone. This is why we have the safe harbor laws. If I post something on lets say wordpress.com they cannot be held liable for my post.  I could go on a racist hate filled rant using every slur in the book and guess what wordpress will not be held liable for this nor should they. I could say hey go to this site you can get copies of Win7, Photoshop, music….etc They still cannot and should not be held liable for my actions. What this will do is force the search provider to change the way they direct traffic and spend lots of money doing it. Yes I know in other spots it says if it is reasonable, but who determines that.

Another scary part of SOPA:

INTERNET SITE THAT ENDANGERS THE PUBLIC HEALTH. The term “Internet site that endangers the public health means an Internet site that is primarily designed or operated for the purpose of, has only limited purpose or use other than, or is marketed by its operator or another acting in concert with that operator primarily for use in- offering, selling, dispensing, or distributing any prescription medication, and does so regularly without a valid prescription; or offering, selling, dispensing, or distributing any prescription medication that is adulterated or misbranded.

Now yes I know this seems noble, but when was the last time any of you had to buy a reoccurring prescription? I have not but I do have family that does. We are talking about hundreds dollars here every month to three months. How many of you can afford that. Oh insurance you say. Well most elderly people have insurance that will only cover some of that price. They are plenty of American citizens that buy real valid prescription drugs (that they have a prescription for) from other countries such as Canada and Europe. These can be many times cheaper than their American counterparts. SOPA can easily put an end to that. We all know that the pharmaceutical companies would instantly jump on saying that these valid sites would no longer be able to be viewed in America. So SOPA will cause your Grandma to go broke or die because she cant get her meds.

How many of you out there have posted videos or Pics on Youtube, Facebook, MySpace, Flicker….etc This could all come to an end. Does your shirt have a logo? Is there a song playing in the background? Are you making fun of a product? Is there a product any product shown? These are all forms of infringement. Do you really think sites like Google and Facebook are going to spend millions to fight on your behalf. No they are going to cave and remove your post.

This is why I say SOPA will fail in any form. Lets look at some other things that the government has done for our “safety” Does the war on drugs ring a bell. Take a look at this article.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/05/13/ap-impact-years-trillion-war-drugs-failed-meet-goals/

Some excerpts:
After 40 years, the United States war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread. Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn’t worked.”In the grand scheme, it has not been successful” Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. “Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified.

You read that right 1 Trillion dollars to find out it did not work. This will be SOPA. A useless law that will cause the taxpayers billions, not to mention the shredding of a bit more of the constitution. All this will accomplish is to drive the piracy farther underground and harm the actual law abiding citizens of this country. If this passes maybe we should all just learn Chinese because we you be one more step to being a communist country.

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January 18, 2012

Destiny vs. Freewill

Filed under: Religion, Science — Tags: , , , , , — truth_seeker @ 5:36 pm

Lets first start off by defining both of these terms:

Destiny – A predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency.

Freewill – The apparent human ability to make choices that are not externally determined.

Now as you can see these two simply cannot coexist. The Bible gives many examples of freewill but also gives us many examples of destiny or predestined things to happen. First I’m going to cover the destiny aspect.

I will first by saying that if we are all on a predestined path then God is a cruel and unjust God. It was already determined eons ago that I would write this blog, it was already determined that I would question the legitimacy of the Bible, if the Bible is the true word of God and accurate, then I was already predetermined to go to Hell for questioning God and not following his word. I had no choice in the matter. It was/is all part of Gods plan/will. That’s a load of shit. I’m going to be punished for something that I had no control over. I’m doing exactly as God planned and yet I will still be punished. This is how I look at God’s plan. God set forth a plan of action from the moment he created the universe. He laid out several things that MUST happen before the return of his son to usher in the thousand years of peace. For these things to happen millions of little things must happen first. That’s where you and I come in at. Most of us play a small miniscule part in this plan, but a part that must be done for the plan to come to order. Not only must these parts be completed but they must be completed on an exact timeline to have the events occur when and how they are supposed to.  Now how many times have you done something no matter how small that went against your instincts? How many times have you said I don’t know why I didn’t follow my gut? I knew I should have turned right, I saw the stop sign but….. But I always do blank, why did I do blank this time? I would like to leave this section with the following 2 verses (in my opinion the best 2 verses) that shows we do not have freewill.

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Matthew 5:17-18

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Looking at these 2 verses it sure does seem like we don’t have a choice. God has his plan and nothing you can do will change that.

Now for freewill. We would all like to believe we have freewill. We have a choice on what we would like to do with our lives. I will say that if freewill is real then God cannot be as powerful as the Bible makes him out to be. The problem with freewill and God boils down one major problem. If God know all the choices we will be presented with and all the decisions we will make then technically it’s not freewill. It would be the semblance or illusion of freewill. In true freewill there would be no way to accurately say what would and would not happen. Sure you can make predictions but the accuracy will never be perfect. Gods plan falls apart. Person A now has the choice to interact with person B which causes a chain reaction in person C life that affects person D-P. What if person A decided to simply not make a particular comment that was in God’s plan. That one comment while meaningless to you or me could have meant life or death to this person. You gotta think about for a minute, For a plan as grandiose and far reaching as what God has, every little thing has to work and work at the precise time he needs it to work. Freewill does not fit into this equation.

I’m sure some of you will argue that you can chose what you do. Or say that freewill and destiny can and do work together. For things like this I like to take a quote from a movie I like, The Adjustment Bureau:

You have free will over which tooth paste you use, or which beverage to order at lunch. But humanity just isn’t mature enough to control the important things

Like I said this is not true freewill will. If there is a plan then that’s it your freewill is shot. If there is free will then the almighty God is not as powerful as the Bible would him out to be. Who knows my destiny could be to strengthen someone’s resolve in God and the bible by writing this blog, but by doing so I am sentencing myself to Hell because I am questioning God and his word. But in destiny I’m being punished for a crime I had no choice but to commit because it was part of the plan. In freewill I am choosing this path on the belief that the bible is not the sole authority on whether or not I go up or down.

And yes for you scientific people out there I will concede there is one possibility of destiny and freewill working together in perfect harmony. That is the “multi-verse theory.” This theory states that for every choice that we will ever be presented with a universe is created for all the other choices we did not choose. The major problem with this theory right now besides the fact that it cant be proven is that each universe is governed by destiny. God in his infinite knowledge knew every choice I would make and every other person in the history of the universe past, present, and future were going to make and created a universe for each and every choice. No for the problem, in at least half these universe I am sentenced to hell because I went with the plan of that universe. So in the Billion Billion Billion Billion universes a Billion Billion of me are going to Hell. That sucks.

What it boils down to in my opinion is we just don’t know. Some of believe in God and his book While people like me just believe in God while still others don’t believe in any God. This is not an question that we will get answered until we die. Hopefully I’m right.

January 16, 2012

Religion: Pros and Cons

Filed under: Religion — Tags: , , , , , — truth_seeker @ 10:29 pm

I have come under fire fire as of late for my “religious” views. Some say I cant believe in God because of my views on the Bible. Others are telling me that the Bible can no longer be held in the same context as it once was.  Over my lifetime I have been ridiculed for my beliefs, I’ve been asked to leave a church and not to come back, and I’ve been condemned to hell.  I have also been told that my views on Christianity have been skewed by the Devil. (I found this the most laughable) For one It’s not just my views on Christianity, its my view on all religions.  Now I will admit that religion has its place in human society but not like it has now. Religion, no the belief in a God or many as some believe, is and was fundamental to human existence. (as a whole)  But religion has also held us back, gave us a scapegoat per say. Religion has helped humanity through our darkest times but has also caused some of our darkest times. It is my firm belief that we should all turn from religion and go a more spiritual route.

PROS

  • Helps us cope with situations that are out of our control.
  • Inspires us to live by “mostly” good moral code.
  • Gives us something/someone to aspire to.
  • Something to look forward to after death.

In my eyes these are some admirable things for the pros of religion.  As someone who was raised in the church and was very active, I have often found myself asking God to grant me strength to persevere. I have spent all my life trying to live up to the guidelines set forth by God. While in the darkest times in my life I never felt alone because of my belief in God and trying to adhere to the moral code (not the 10 commandments)  set forth by the Bible I have found myself “blessed” in many ways.  Also because of my belief in God I have no fear of death, although what happens when you die we may not agree on. I know plenty of people who on sheer belief alone have made it through worse than I. The amount of good that belief in God can do is simply mind-boggling. But this is where the dangers come in.

In my OPINION Christianity was never meant to be a religion. It is a belief system, something for abide by, use as guidance. In my research I have come to believe that the Bible has corrupted Christianity to the root. Here is why I say this.

CONS

  • Religion gives us a scapegoat
  • Religion gives you unattainable goals
  • Religion causes wars
  • Religion causes hate

Religion as a whole gives mankind a scapegoat. We all blame it on the will of GOD, or the Devil made me do it. Instead you need to look in the mirror and ask yourself how to fix your own problems or stop and think before you act. No the scapegoat reason will not serve to get you out of trouble legally but it has and does put many people’s mind at ease for crimes commented in Gods name. Yes the Bible sets the rules in direct opposition to human nature. Look at the 10 commandments, I’m not talking about thou shall not kill, and honor thy mother and father. I’m talking about the crimes of the mind.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.

To covet is a basic human desire. There is no getting around that. Your setup to fail. You fail you feel bad, you feel bad you go to church, you go to church the pastor tells you to try harder, you try harder you fail again, you fail again you feel worse etc….. It’s a never-ending loop. Think of all the breakthroughs that were made because man coveted something that was not his. When we covet it makes us strive. I want a house like my friends, I want a car, I want more money. Because of this I work harder, My best friend has a video game I want, I go out and buy it. Yes if you give in and steal that’s a different story covered by a different commandment. Look at all the wars that been fought over religion. Just look at the crusades. The conflicts now in the middle east. These all stated because of religion. Look at all the people who were put to death for heresy. I say it teaches hate because take a look at the Salem witch trials, the gay/lesbian bashing, even racism. Granted these examples are gross examples of man corrupting the Bible, but the Bible does say that God will not allow his word to be corrupted with out punishment

If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Now its obvious (to me at least) that if the Bible is by some chance real (as in from divine inspiration) then it has already been changed, and is now corrupted and pretty much useless.

Now that I have grown some both in spirituality and mentally I have come to realize that God cannot be found in a book or a building. God can only be found inside of you. You have to trust what you know is right. You have to trust your inner-self. This is the essence of God. God has placed a piece of him in you. That piece of God will guide you to the truth. All you have to do is trust yourself.

January 12, 2012

Obama: Why you should vote him in for a second term

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , — truth_seeker @ 11:19 pm

I’ve been watching a lot of attacks against Obama as of late. People are saying that he has made the country worse during his time in office, he’s a socialist, communist and the worst thing a MUSLIM (oh my god hide the kids, wash my mouth out with soap, I just said a dirty word) The fact is Obama is none of these, he cares for the underprivileged people of this country. If that’s being a Socialist or Communist then sign me up.

Now lets say he is a Muslim, WHO THE FUCK CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I already know the arguments, “Well Jason Muslims blew up the WTC.” So, was it all Muslims. I don’t remember seeing the muslim that runs the corner store on the news. I saw a small sect of Muslims that fell off the path set by Allah. By the way Christians slaughtered millions if not billions during the crusades and Hitler was a Christian. We all know what he did. I guess the next argument would be well his father was a Muslim that means he is a Muslim. Uhhhhhhh…..Nope wrong again. My father is deadbeat that doesn’t take care of his kids. I’m not. Nor will I ever be. Any way what does it matter what religion the man is? Not liking the man because he might be Muslim is just as bad as not liking him because he’s black.

So I guess it comes down to this. Just the Facts:

1) Job growth This chart says it all, and this only goes up to Nov 2011. Dec was a huge month for job growth. If you want to look at the link here it is. http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-12-07/politics/30485008_1_unemployment-rate-obama-election-day

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2)Unemployment benefits. Under Bush the unemployment benefits lasted 26 weeks. Under Obama they can now last up to 79 weeks depending on where you live. Now the Republicans have fought this at every turn. I understand about fiscal responsibility but come on. How many of you reading this now were or are still receiving unemployment. Now I know it’s not much but could you imagine if it wasn’t there. OK every one say THANK YOU OBAMA.

3) Healthcare or as it is more commonly known as Obamacare. How many people reading this have been stuck at one time or another without insurance? I have. IT SUCKS!!!! When I left to go to school I had no insurance, guess what I got hit by a car while riding my bike. I wasn’t seriously hurt but I had a nasty gash on my leg. I chose to walk to a vet rather than go to a hospital.  A VET!!!! They treat animals at the vet. I paid $20 and got bandaged up and went on my way. Then a month later I was in a car accident and had to go to the hospital. $4000 for a neck brace. They never got paid. Now if I had insurance they would have gotten paid and all would have been fine. Now thanks to Obama this will happen.

4)Bail out Wallstreet. Now I will admit I didn’t agree with this one but it worked. If not for this bailout the world economy would have been worse. Not just the US the world. We would have gone into a world depression, a major depression.

Now these are just what I say are the top things that he has done. But now lets look at our alternatives.

1) Mitt Romney – This is a man who seemingly prides himself on the fact that he was a CEO of Bain & Company and later co-founded and was the head of  Bain Capital. Now Bain Capital is a private equity investment firm. This company was another company that played a part in the collapse of our economy, not a huge part but it still played a part. Now ask your self do you want a Wallstreet CEO sitting in the Whitehouse, who thinks that corporations are people too.  (yes that is an actual quote from Mitt)

Lets look at some his views.

His health care model was the basis for “Obamacare”. The same thing he is promising to repeal if elected. Isnt this the same as saying the plan I proposed is not good enough. Here is some of his quotes on healthcare.

No FEDERAL individual mandate; but state mandate ok.

ObamaCare waivers on Day One; repeal bill on Day Two.

Now correct me if I’m wrong. Is this not saying the same thing. If your against the mandate then your against the mandate. But wait he not against the mandate. This is from Wikipedia.

The Massachusetts health care insurance reform law, St. 2006, c.58,[1][2], aka Romneycare,[3] enacted in 2006, mandates that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a state-government-regulated minimum level of healthcare insurance coverage

So you are perfectly fine with a mandate. Which one is it Mitt.

He is dead set against Gay/lesbian marriage.

Constitutional amendment defining 1-man-1-woman marriage. This was a failed attempt in March 07

He wants to change the constitution to back same-sex marriage illegal. So some one tell me why Gay/lesbians deserve any less than their straight counterparts. Maybe we should ban interracial marriage too, it does go against some people’s morals.

So in a nutshell we have a candidate that was a CEO of a Wallstreet corp, thinks corporations are people too, wants to take healthcare away from people, and trample over civil rights and tell women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. Sounds like a winner to me.

2) Newt Gingrich – What to say about this man. Hear is a man who wants to do away with the child labor laws and thinks that poor people have no work ethic. And I quote:

“Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works,”

“They have no habit of ‘I do this and you give me cash’–unless it’s illegal.”

Almost two weeks ago Gingrich called laws preventing child labor “truly stupid” and suggested students take the jobs of many janitors.

Gingrich added that most successful businesspeople he knows started work “early” and made some kind of money when they were kids, whether it was by babysitting or mowing lawns.

“And I’d pay them as early as is reasonable and practical,” he said Thursday.

OK Newt, I understand about the mowing lawns and babysitting, but that is a far cry from doing janitorial work. Then you don’t even bother to specify an age. So what I’m supposed to have my 9yr old sitting in an office after school. Where does time to be a kid figure into this or how about homework Newt? Also these comments seem to say that only poor people from poor neighborhoods commit crimes. Does the name Bernie Madoff ring a bell, or how about Ted Bundy, Jeffery Domer. These were all rich or middle class people.

Lets look at some more of Newt’s views.

Gingrich told a town hall meeting at a senior center in Plymouth, N.H., that if the NAACP invites him to its annual convention this year, he’d go there and talk about “why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps.”

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said today he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps.

Gingrich routinely lambasts President Barack Obama as the “best food stamp president in American history.”

Now as a black man from a black neighborhood I do take offence to this. I was out of work for over a month. I needed food stamps and I did demand a paycheck. In a month I sent out well over 100 resumes. My job was to look for a job. I knew plenty of people on food stamps that were not happy to be on food stamps, but guess what, they happy to get food stamps. These comments go to show how out of touch Newt is with the world today. Your telling us (black folk) to demand jobs when there just arent enough jobs to go around. I don’t know anyone who is happy to be poor. Thank God that Obama is the best “foodstamp”president. There are millions out of work and you know Newt we do need to eat.

In my opinion nothing else needs to be said about Newt. If he gets in Office our kids will be in some sort of sweat shop very soon and there will be more starving people in the country because it seems like he wants to get rid of welfare.

Ron Paul – Now I will say some of Ron Paul’s ideas I do agree with, but others are way out there. Lets look at some of his views.

Embryonic stem cell programs not constitutionally authorized

Roe v. Wade decision was harmful to the Constitution.

Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research.

Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime.

Abortion is murder.

Well your against stem cell research. Your against the research that could potentially cure cancer, cure paralysis, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc….. Let me guess it’s just Gods will. Look at  his voting record on abortion and what he says. Something does not add up. You voted no to make it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime but you say abortion is murder. That does not make sense. Now lets take a look at some of his quotes.

As for Social Security, “we didn’t have it until 1935,” Paul says. “I mean, do you read stories about how many people were laying in the streets and dying and didn’t have medical treatment? . . . Prices were low and the country was productive and families took care of themselves and churches built hospitals and there was no starvation.”

“Is bailing out people who chose to live on the coastline a proper function of the federal government?” he asks. “Why do people in Arizona have to be robbed in order to support the people on the coast?” (Talking about bailing out the people of Katrina)

Wow. Just WOW. Really Ron? Have you heard of a little time called the Great Depression? You know extreme poverty, soup lines, 25% unemployment, government aid….. So you also want to get rid of Social security. You know how many people NEED SS? That is their only income and it looks like you want to get rid of it. But what can I expect from someone who thinks he’s being robbed by helping a victim of a natural disaster.

So lets recap. I covered 3 of the GOP candidates. These seem to be the most likely to win the nomination. So here are your choices. A Wallstreet CEO who wants to take away healthcare. A man so out of touch with the common person that he thinks it OK to have poor kids working as a janitor and thinks that black are perfectly fine with receiving food stamps instead of working. Or the guy who thinks that no one was starving during the great depression and that it fine to let people fend for them selves in a disaster. Hmmmmmm I think I’ll take the Socialist, Communist, Muslim that has created many jobs, helping those who lost their job and trying to make sure no one goes broke while they seek medical treatment.

January 10, 2012

To attempt to set the record straight.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — truth_seeker @ 8:21 pm

It has come to my attention that some people think I am bad mouthing God in my posts. I am doing no such thing. I am bad mouthing the bible not God. People you have to learn to separeate the 2. The whole point of these post is not say God is evil or does not exist, but to say in my opinion the bible is not the word of God. It is nothing more than a collection of stories written by man based loosely on truth being passed off as divine and was/is used for slavery.
I’m hearing arguments for the bible like well that was the old testament, times are different now. I gave several verses in the bible that supposedly came from Jesus’s own mouth that said the old testament still stands. (Check The Bible: what it says about Women)

As for the notion that times are different now so things don’t apply, that’s insane. How can you call yourself a Christian and say the book of laws and conduct no longer apply in certain situations because of the year?

 

January 6, 2012

The Bible: Its Views on Women Pt2

Filed under: Religion — truth_seeker @ 11:07 pm

Ok so far we have gone over how the Bible has condoned rape forced marriage and pedophila. I do belive that all my examples came from the old testament. Now I know any of you “Bible Thumpers” out there are going to say, “well when Jesus died on the cross the old testiment became null and void.” Well……..not so much. I will cover that at the end of this post. But lets continue, I will include verses from the new testament this time.

Matthew 5:31-32

31It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Now this doesn’t look too bad. But upon closer inspection I did notice something funny. I read a few verses before and after. No where does is say that a women can divorce her husband. So It seems that I as a man can sleep with all the women I want and let you know about it and you cant do a thing about it. Oh and you still gotta spread your legs for me when I want.

Once again I as a man am over you as a woman in Gods eyes.

1 Corinthians 11:8-9

8For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.

9Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man

1 Timothy 2:11-14

11Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

12But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

13For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

14And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

With these two verses you (women) are being told SHUT THE F**K UP AND DO AS I SAY!! You were made from me, You were created from me, you must be silent, and you hve no authority over me as a man. WOW!!!! I know if I ever told my girlfriend/wife  this my nuts would be ripped from my body and burned as I watched.

Now all of these verses came from the new testament. There are more many more to chose from, but I think this should suffice. Now lets move on to this nonsense about Jesus changing the old testament rules.

John 7:19

19Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?

Matthew 5:17-19

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven

These verses are spoken by Jesus himself. They say plain as day the old testament is still valid and still enforceable. Besides, if the old testament was no longer valid what does that do to the 10 commandments? They were created in the old testament.  Also if this were true why even put the old testament in the bible to begin with?

So as you can see the bible does not think very highly of the “fairer” sex. So people tell me what you think.

The Bible: Its views on women Pt1

Filed under: Religion — truth_seeker @ 9:59 pm

Once again, Just to let you know I believe fully in God. I just dont trust the Bible.

Lets take a look at how women are viewed in the Bible.

Rape, objects to be taken

Judges 21:10-24

10And the congregation sent thither twelve thousand men of the valiantest, and commanded them, saying, Go and smite the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead with the edge of the sword, with the women and the children.

11And this is the thing that ye shall do, Ye shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman that hath lain by man.

12And they found among the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead four hundred young virgins, that had known no man by lying with any male: and they brought them unto the camp to Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.

13And the whole congregation sent some to speak to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock Rimmon, and to call peaceably unto them.

14And Benjamin came again at that time; and they gave them wives which they had saved alive of the women of Jabeshgilead: and yet so they sufficed them not.

15And the people repented them for Benjamin, because that the LORD had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.

16Then the elders of the congregation said, How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?

17And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that be escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel.

18Howbeit we may not give them wives of our daughters: for the children of Israel have sworn, saying, Cursed be he that giveth a wife to Benjamin.

19Then they said, Behold, there is a feast of the LORD in Shiloh yearly in a place which is on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah.

20Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards;

21And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

22And it shall be, when their fathers or their brethren come unto us to complain, that we will say unto them, Be favourable unto them for our sakes: because we reserved not to each man his wife in the war: for ye did not give unto them at this time, that ye should be guilty.

23And the children of Benjamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of them that danced, whom they caught: and they went and returned unto their inheritance, and repaired the cities, and dwelt in them.

24And the children of Israel departed thence at that time, every man to his tribe and to his family, and they went out from thence every man to his inheritance.

Now I know it does not specify rape in these verses, but think about for a min. You have 12,000 men con marching into a town with orders to kill all the men and all women that are not virgins. (by the way if you read a verse or 2 before this you see that God commanded this) Then they took 400 virgins as POWs. Gave them to some men. THEY GAVE THEM THE WOMAN!!!!! They didnt ask these woman they were given away like candy. Then when they saw there was not enough they told the men to go and TAKE some of these woman. Then when the fathers came to argue this they said dont be upset you should do us this favor because there werent enough woman in the town we just slaughtered and dont feelguilty because you didnt give them to us.

I sorry but thats BS. As for the rape what do you think happened to these women that were forced to marry these men? Read between the lines.

More rape, More women as objects. Pedophilia 

7And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.

8And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

9And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.

10And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.

11And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.

12And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.

13And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.

14And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.

15And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?

16Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

17Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

18But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

This one is with Moses. Wow bet you thought Moses was a pretty cool guy and all. Hand picked to free the slaves and all. Well lets look at these verses. Here at first they just killed the men. OK, fine rules of war, I can live with that. They took all the women, kids and loot. But then when Moses sees this he is furious. Tells them to kill every male kid and every woman who is not a virgin and you can keep the virgins for your self. They even said children. CHILDREN WTF MAN, CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Women you are beneath us men.

Ephesians 5:22-24

22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Now to be fair this does continue on by telling men how to treat their wives. But lets look at this. I see as as because I am your husband you are to do as I say when I say. If I say jump then you better say how high. If I say spread your legs then you better spread them. How many of you women are willing to this. If you call yourself good christian women then you better be doing it. Sorry but once again this is a load of BS. This crap was written by men to subjagate you women.

Ok thats it for now. I will continue this with a part 2. There is still much to go and I am skipping over a lot.

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January 4, 2012

BIRTHERS – ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!

Filed under: Politics — truth_seeker @ 10:51 pm

I just read the most insane thing. Again people are bringing up the notion that Obama is not elgible to be President because of his birth. Now its to the point that a judge in Georgia (of course) is actually going to hear a a case debating this. Now this is a case to determine if Obama will be on the Ballot in 2012.

For the first time in dozens of court cases challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president, a judge has ruled that Obama must, in order to be a candidate on the Georgia ballot for president in 2012, meet the constitutional demands for candidates for the office.

A hearing has been scheduled later this month for evidence on the issue that has plagued Obama and his presidency since long before he took office. At issue is the constitutional requirement that a president be a “natural-born citizen.” Some allege he was not born in the U.S. as he has claimed and, therefore, is not eligible.

This is from http://wp.wnd.com/2012/01/court-obama-must-be-constitutionally-eligible/

Are we not past this. Dont you think that before Obama was put up as a canidate in 2008 this was all looked into. Now I’m not one to pull the race card but this truly smells of pure racism. I cant help but to think that that if Obama was white or even looked white this would be a non issue. Hell even the Republicans are shying away from issue. They wont touch it. They are doing things the proper way, attacking his policies. (more on that in another blog) But lets put this issue to rest. Obama’s mother is a citizen therefore Obama is a citizen. Obama was born in Hawaii (a US State for those who do not know) The US grants citizenship to those born in the US automatically. Why do you think so many Mexicans come here to have there children. But wait there’s more.

The 14th Amendment

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. 

You see that Bolded part. All persons born or naturalized. Obama was born in Hawaii. Case closed. Oh I forgot you want to hold this one man to a higher standard than any other President. Instead of showing his short form birth cert you want the long form. Even when that’s shown you say its forged. Well lets see what else I can find.

US Code > Title 8 > Chapter 12 > Subchapter III > Part 1 > 1401

Nationals and citizens of United States at birth

The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;
(b) a person born in the United States to a member of an Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe: Provided, That the granting of citizenship under this subsection shall not in any manner impair or otherwise affect the right of such person to tribal or other property;
(c) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents both of whom are citizens of the United States and one of whom has had a residence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such person;
(d) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States who has been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year prior to the birth of such person, and the other of whom is a national, but not a citizen of the United States;
(e) a person born in an outlying possession of the United States of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States who has been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year at any time prior to the birth of such person;
(f) a person of unknown parentage found in the United States while under the age of five years, until shown, prior to his attaining the age of twenty-one years, not to have been born in the United States;
(g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years: Provided, That any periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or periods of employment with the United States Government or with an international organization as that term is defined in section 288 of title 22by such citizen parent, or any periods during which such citizen parent is physically present abroad as the dependent unmarried son or daughter and a member of the household of a person

(A) honorably serving with the Armed Forces of the United States, or
(B) employed by the United States Government or an international organization as defined in section 288 of title 22, may be included in order to satisfy the physical-presence requirement of this paragraph. This proviso shall be applicable to persons born on or after December 24, 1952, to the same extent as if it had become effective in its present form on that date; and
(h) a person born before noon (Eastern Standard Time) May 24, 1934, outside the limits and jurisdiction of the United States of an alien father and a mother who is a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, had resided in the United States.
Check out section D. I bolded for you. So even if Obama was born in Kenya his mother was a citizen and this refers specifically to one parent a citizen and one parent not. I positive that Obama’s mother was present in the country for at-least one year prior to his birth. So once again even if he was born in Kenya this shows he is eligible to become president. So where is the argument now. Let me guess he is a Muslim, his eyes are shaped funny, he has family out of the country, etc…… SHUT UP ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 30, 2011

The Bible: Fact or Fiction

Filed under: Religion — truth_seeker @ 6:03 pm

Now before we go any farther I just want to put out there that yes I believe in God, no I don’t believe in the Bible.

Lets start from the beginning,

Genesis 1-23

[1] In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
[2] And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
[3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
[4] And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
[5] And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
[6] And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
[7] And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
[8] And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
[9] And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
[10] And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
[11] And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
[12] And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
[13] And the evening and the morning were the third day.
[14] And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
[15] And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
[16] And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
[17] And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
[18] And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
[19] And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
[20] And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
[21] And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
[22] And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
[23] And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Now this covers up to the Fifth day. It seems to be a pretty accepted “fact” that 1 day to God is approx 1000yrs to us humans. As stated in 2Peter chapter 3 verse 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. So lets have a look at what these verses really say. In 5,000yrs the universe was created, the earth was created all the land was fertile enough for plant life and God had created the animals. 5,000yrs WOW!!! Science has the the earth aged at 4.5 billion yrs old that is 4,500,000,000yrs that at the max. they are finding rocks that are 3.5 billion yrs old on a regular basis in N. America, Greenland, Australia, Africa, and Asia. Now what this tells me is that one of these 2 are wrong. a total of 6,000 yrs to create the universe or 3.5 – 4.5 billion yrs. Now to be fair lets minus the time Humans have been here (as we know them) 200,000 yrs. So that means for about 4.3 billion yrs there were no humans. Can you see where I’m going with this yet. Ok lets look at the rest of the creation story.

[24] And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
[25] And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
[26] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
[27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
[28] And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
[29] And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
[30] And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
[31] And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

I stopped at the end of Day 6 because nothing was done on the 7th day. Now take a look at verse 26. God said lets create man in OUR IMAGE. I don’t see in His image or in My image. Now look at verse 27. Some how it went from our image to His image (confusing) but God created Man and Woman together. Now this i the Sixth day. Do you see anything about taking Adam’s rib. or how about being created from dust and dirt. Ok lets look at chapter 2. The first 7 verses is what intrigues me.

[1] Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
[2] And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
[3] And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
[4] These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
[5] And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
[6] But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
[7] And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.


Look at verse 5. “and there was no man to till the ground” Well we just saw not 2 “days” ago God created man and woman in his own image. What happened to them? Where did they go? Skip ahead to verse 7, God formed Man from the Dirt and breathed life into his nose. Ok……where is the formed in his image? Where is the female created at the same time?

Now this is just with in the first 2 chapters of the Bible. I can show you numerous areas where the bible is either wildly inaccurate or contradicts itself. Now the whole point of this is not to piss people off (well maybe some people) but to cause people to open their eyes and think. While the bible is a wonderful captivating story, Its just that a story. It gives you a good set of rules to live by. The Bible was written by man for man. Man is fallible therefore the bible is fallible. I will continue pointing out these inaccuracies and contridictions in later posts. Until then I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes.

“Let us accept that God exists. But what if he didn’t? Well, we would have to invent him, because he is necessary for the individual / society , for whatever reasons. So then, if he DIDN’T exist, we would actually be living exactly the same way, believing in a God that is not there. – Voltaire”

December 29, 2011

Politically correct

Filed under: Uncategorized — truth_seeker @ 1:54 am

Let’s see, what is being politically correct.
It is defined: Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, certain other religions, beliefs or ideologies, disability, and age-related contexts, and, as purported by the term, doing so to an excessive extent.
So no where in there does it say to change your traditions.
Where does it say piss everyone off to piss no one off. Look (and this may piss some people off) black folk, unless you were born in Africa and then came to America and got your citizenship you are not an African American. You are an American that happens to be black. This is the same for all races.
Now on to the holidays.
IT’S A CHRISTMAS TREE NOT A HOLIDAY TREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so sick of that crap. If your not Christian or you don’t celebrate Christmas don’t your panties in a bunch if someone says merry Christmas. Stop flipping out if somewhere you see merry Christmas hung across the street. Use some common sense. Ask yourself how is this hurting me? Who is this hurting? I’m sure if you ask yourself these things unless your on some crusade to convert everyone to your religion or completely stamp out religion then the answer will be no.

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