Wednesday, December 7, 2011
By Paul Allan Frederick
We Collaborators, we few, precious fiends of art, in whose minds there are pieces of wonder, and our passing whispers wisp over the heads of those who so unfortunately tried to comprehend, but instead they found their own failures as humans, recognizing that to live is to create! And to Create is to live! We few brother and sister artists, we collaborators, we champions fo the mind; it is our battle to fight. To rise above the common man, in his years of attempt to squash and squelch our abilities. We took their math classes and their English classes, we took their contempt of us; those who call themselves teachers, we took their disdain, but now, oh now it is our time.
It is time of those who can bring oru country out of its deep depression. What those unthinking Philistines with their polititians and their lawyers and money brokers, what damage did they do and leave us in the world of today, they have paid in full. Their minds seared with greed, unable to create—UNABLE (with one hand pointing up!) AH! Listen, quietly now, all b e quiet. Listen! That sound is the sound of brilliance waiting to happen. That sound is open time and space, waiting for our skills, talents, our ability! …us mothers and fathers of art. IT AWAITS US! Now hush, hush, hush.
It is our minds brewing what which is what this world needs! It is brewing what those who lust for power and money can’t have—but if anybody has any extra, I’ll be glad to take it off you (said light heartedly to break the tension). We brew, we collaborate, we feast, not just on salad, but on creativity! We cannibals of each other’s talent! We feast on the air, here in this studio, this school. We fatten our minds as we spindle our talent with the learning of skills.
Take heed my fellow Collaborators!! Take heed indeed! Ours, our talent, our skills, our craft, can be stolen to hold the masses at bay. Our craft can be used to dumb down the sheep of this world. Yes, to dumb them down to not think, but simply obey. Even now we see so many of our elk use media like TV. Bad TV; that we watch day after day. And bad cartoons for our children, day after day. These devices are used to keep us at bay and to not know what life has to offer. They are used to keep the masses sluggish and cold. It is to keep us filed with a witches brew of apathy whose magic steals away the value of human life. We artists, we collaborators, we leaders if the mind…it is our time to collaborate…it is our time to emulate and speculate suspicion!
We tortured few, we brave few, we band of brothers and sisters, side by side to fight to the last person to have the message of art be created, to be seen, to push open minds and bring these Phillistines to sophistication. We fight to guide, to Sheppard the simple into a less narrow rail or a more confined road that leads Hannibal to victory. We have planted see! We have written laws. But we are the makers of art! My fellow Collaborators, it is art that will and has always, brought enlightenment to mankind!
It is our calling to embrace, no embark on a journey. We are the ones that keep together the Avarious kingdoms and nations. For ten thousand years we have told poems, made dances, beat drums, and drew on cave walls, to tell each other what our past held. We have always had a special calling. Mankind, both the “She’s” and the “He’s” all have gained in their dimwitted low brow lives freedom form illiteracy and freedom from ignorance. Finally my fellow Collaborators let nothing block your road, be brace, be awesome, and be magnificent!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Last night I watched a dvd on Netflix called “The God Who Wasn’t There”. It was an interesting documentary in that it had a strong point of view. If you are secure in your faith, this bad boy is not a problem watching. But if you don’t know the history of the Christian movement, or know the bible very well, this WILL make you struggle with your faith. BUT, like all attacks on the bible, his summations are built on speculation, and not fact. His knowledge on Christian history is based on a lack of study. He doesn’t know the history of the church and he doesn’t know the Pauline letters. He definitely doesn’t read early Christian literature. So I wanted to let you all know that if you have any questions concerning this Movie, let me know and I will find some answers for you.
On another topic, people don’t sympathize with poverty. Even the poor want to keep it unto themselves. However, there are those who are not doing well who still want to help the poor. I think that these people are the wealthiest of all people. To have nothing and still want to give to others is the most noble of them all; and truthfully I envy them. I know that at one point in my life I was a far more generous person. I know that when I had the safety of a strong fellowship, I knew that no matter what, I had people. Now, and our plague of not being able to find a fellowship that clings to the truth, but to tradition, has been abundant. We have found so many churches with half-truths and partial truths with little to make them stand out. There is a fellowship of believers that some in-laws attend that I find very appealing. They are evangelistic and spirit minded. But yet, the focus of their worship is a system that we have been instructed to ignore (for a lack of a better word). They focus on the shadow, and not the thing itself. We were attending a church of Christ here locally, but they were so clingy to calvanistic tratdition, and the prioritization of institution over charity, I just couldn’t look past it when Jesus is clear as to what real worship is, so was his brother James. Paul made it obvious that we should be meeting in each other’s homes for a reason. The home environment is the healthiest environment of that time. The home was where live was lived and where family came first. Of course that is more idealistic than true. I too have read the history of that time. However, there is a reason we do it. Plus, now where in any of the books of the bible does it say that Christians should always meet on Wednesday and Sunday at such and such a time, have a preditirmined song, prayer, and preaching service. That is Calvinistic at best. That form of service was made up in the reformation, and has nothing to do with what Christianity is doing. Actually, it was made up of some Catholics first, then modified by the reformist. But it all has little to do with keeping ones self from being corrupt from the world, which IS worship to God. Our service to the world is our worship of God. When we are helping poor people, we are worshiping God. When we are abstaining from the transgressions of greed, envy, witchcraft (horoscope), murder, lust, impurity, profanity, and idolatry then we are worshiping God. When we deny ourselves of our own carnality then we worship God. When we put Gods people in a higher prioritization than the world, we worship God. When we confess our sins, we worship God. When we take on the responsibility of the sins of others, we worship God. When we teach, correct, rebuke and reproof each other in the word of God, we worship God. But having a Sunday morning worship service? Having a prayer meeting? Taking communion every week? Relying on the sinner’s prayer (which is another topic to have need of discussion)? The quick fix and move on service? The altar call? Speaking in tongues? What is all that? Where does it come from? Even if ecstatic utterances were really speaking in tongues, NOBODY and I mean NOBODY does it right, or miraculously. There is no miracle in “Yabba dabba dooba” and “Shena humma manumma numma” is simple a cognitive regression. It is babbling. Did you know that there is a history of ecstatic utterances in the occult? Didn’t know that did you? There is NO language involved and there is no miracle involved. You want to really speak in tongues? Do it the way the bible says it should happen. Speak an earthbound foreign language as Paul teaches in the Corinthian books. Do so and then have only one person do it at a time, and not do it if there isn’t somebody who can interpret, and then IF there is an interpreter, then only three people total should do it in one assembly! Come on! I mean come on! Let’s stick to the bible.
That’s my rant for this time. Next time we will talk about creating images that are NOT involved in idolatry.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
What if a construction worker from Mississippi came forward, and started telling people that they have all read the scripture wrong, and that all of what was said about Jesus, the Kingdom, and Judgment has already came true. What if we have already been judged and the modern day church is the result of that judgment. Then, he claims to be God himself, not Jesus, but God the brother. Say his name is Michael the brother of God, and since he is equal to God, he is God, but yet not Jesus, the Spirit, nor the Father, but the Brother. He is a new manifestation of God. Now, we can all become brothers to God the Father and Jesus the Son. People started following him. Then, on YouTube you start seeing him perform real miracles. You see him cure people from downs syndrome. You watch as he takes somebody with downs and the persons face changes and his height changes and he literally becomes a whole new person. And then you see somebody with cerebral palsy straighten out their limbs, get up and start walking. What if you saw him stop a tornado in the Midwest. Somebody was videotaping him and there is a tornado outside the car, he gets out, walks in front of the car, holds his hands up shouts something and the tornado in the back ground just stops and the whole storm dies. What would you do? What would you think? What if everything he showed you in scripture jived, it was just s little different than what you thought things meant? This is the equivalent of what happened in Jesus time. The concept of being a literal child of God, being equal to each other in Christ was all new. It was just so wild of a concept that it was just hard to swallow. That is why Jesus gives respect to those who never even saw the miracles and still believe. That is why he sent his spirit to fight for us, because it is so crazy that we would believe what these other people are saying. I mean what if twenty people on You Tube saw these storm videos, but they were taken off by other Christens in order to not let people see them and put faith in Michael. Michael, the Brother of God, brought to us to lead us back to Christ. It would be hard to swallow. So we must not judge the people of the time who couldn’t bring themselves to believe. Like Jesus says, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I am a bible thumping, gospel believing, Christ centered Biblican…and I think that you need to answer the question about what that other dude asked about. He brings up a good point. There are many areas in scripture that seem, at first appearance, to contradict themselves. This is one that I personally can answer; but, before I do answer, I want to address the need for each believer to express love, kindness, gentleness, and humility towards all people. Sarcasm and Pride only smear the Great, Great name of Christ. If you don’t know how to deal with it, then be honest and humble and admit it. It’s not the end of the world. We’re Christians, not perfect…Christians aren’t perfect people, nor should they try to be such. In fact, we should wear our faults on our sleeves, and show the world that we can respond to Christ in our lives through blatant and ardent repentance. The only person, who is in more denial than a hard hearted atheist, is a hypocritical religious member of modern Christiandom. An atheist will deny that God exist, which is a denial of their own existence…while somebody who is religious and strives to appear perfect is in fact denying the need for Christ. Our perfection is Christ and Christ alone. Although Isaiah talks of dirty rags, Christ talks of righteousness. In Christ we are a Royal Priesthood, not filthy rags. I understand that there needs to be a certain self placated understanding of who we are before Yahweh, we also need to know that it is only through Christ that we can even know that God exist at all: meaning this, if you claim to be Christian in any form, thus, acknowledging that you abide, to one degree or another, to the teachings of the apostles and their testimony of Christ, then act like it. That is what believing is all about. What you are talking about in your question is the matter of faith. IF we truly believe something, then our actions will reflect it. We believe that there will be a new day tomorrow. We believe this by our actions…same applies to Christ. If we believe in Christ, then we know that we are sinners and imperfect, and if we are sinners and imperfect, unless we are deceitful to others or ourselves, we will admit that we don’t know something about the scripture. Of course, to deny the existence of scripture is total foolishness. There is scripture in many forms. There is the Tibetan book of the dead, there is the Koran, there is the Tanahk, there is the Septuagint, there is the Christian Canon, there is the book of Mormon, and there is the sermon of Buddha with the seven levels of existence. Mankind has been adhering to scripture for thousands of years, and to say that there is no such thing is a sure sign of ignorance, or stupidity. I digress; believing is doing. Like the example of Abraham, who in essence believed in the resurrection of the dead, knowing that it was through Isaac that the promise would be kept, and in faith obeying God in sacrificing Isaac anyway, only to be stopped by an Angel at the last minute. Belief can also be expressed by us Gentile believers by our lives lived as holy sacrifices according to the Holy Spirit as He worked through Paul. Upon further study, you will see that all of Paul’s letters are simply an expansion of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). So we read that Sermon, and do as it says. Part of this is to love and bless our enemies. We know that self proclaiming atheists are enemies of Christ, so we bless them and indulge them in this type of post, so as to not shame Christ. Perhaps by your example of love, this or that atheist will reconsider their position. It is not for us to say how we are going to positively affect someone as to coming to a full affect in their thinking. My previous life, I was a wretch (not said lightly) and hard hearted. I dated a tiny faithful woman who opened my doors of faith in my heart one summer, and the seeds she planted led to my conversion some months later. All she did was use her life, and an unwillingness to indulge in sinful behavior for Christ sake, to plant those seeds that God grew. That’s what I like about these forums. Granted, some of the people on this form of scripture debate seem to be just picking for a fight; but, what I think you will find in the end, is that these “atheist” are really just looking for a way to believe in God past their frustration of all the garbage that modern Christiandom is. There is rampant hypocrisy, spiritual foolishness and duplicity, selfish ambition, personal agendas, ignorance in the scripture leading to false walls of constriction that mislead the willing down a path of religiosity that is truly demonic in nature…and what more? It is no wonder that people, who have good hearts and want to believe, so they go on these bible forums in hope that someone will not let them down “this time”, but in the end become frustrated and disgusted by so called Christians and their ignorance. For example, this chap that is looking at these two different scriptures with seeming contradictions, let’s look at them…4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.” Exodus 20:4-6. Okay, we see here that basically, this command, of the ten, is a ‘relationship with God’ command. Each command has to do with either the relationship with God, or man’s relationship with other men. Thus the meaning that the sum of the law is to Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind, and like it, love your neighbor as yourself; meaning, back to the basic golden rule. This particular command comes with a prophetic promise on it. It is a gracious Creator trying to impart some wisdom on our hard hearts. Don’t make assumptions in what is being said here. First, God is expressing that He hates it when we put images of any kind before Him, or instead of Him (we know that there are many “Christian” faiths that do this very thing), but more so, God is just zealous for the truth. Let us not bow down to images of anything created. Okay, so this word “Visited”, in its Hebrew original language, can mean a possible two things: one is meaning that God will be Judging that generation, and the residual effects will last through a few following generations. Meaning, that if you bow down to man-made images instead of God, you’ll be judged and that judgment will have adverse effects on his kin folk. We can imagine how this might manifest, perhaps by the father teaching his children to do the same thing as worshiping Idols, and their kids teaching their kids. The example of worship tends to go from generation to generation and there will be from two, to maybe two dozen people all worshiping false Idols, all from one man’s decision to bow down to a statue (of course in the late seventies I had a Farrah Faucet poster I bowed down to, but I was just a kid…now it is all God Jesus style). Or, “visiting” could also mean a judgment that would have an effect on the transgressors family for years to come; perhaps through the death of the perpetrator and not have the sage elder in the family that the Hebrew culture stood so proudly on. Lineage was huge for the Hebrews, and perhaps this would affect the lineage? There can be many things that derive from this. But one thing is for sure, since God mentions it over and over again, it must be severely important to Him.
Now, let’s look at this other scripture: “Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin.” Deut. 24:16….and….”The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.”Ezekiel 18:20
These scriptures, especially is you take them into context, simply mean what they say. God will not hold you responsible for your fathers, or son’s guilt. God will not judge you by what your father or son has done. Will you be influenced by your fathers’ actions? Sure, and will your son be influenced by your sin? Sure. But this doesn’t mean that you are guilty of what your dad or son has done. We are all responsible for our own sin. So you see, there really isn’t a double standard here, just a misunderstanding.
You’ll find this is the case every time. Taking scripture into context, doing the research in root word definitions, alongside translation complications, we must make sure that what we seek to destroy doesn’t come back to us and bring judgment upon ourselves.
Before I go, Heneni, I want to encourage you to push forward in your dealing with atheists, why are they on a Christian forum? Not just to start trouble, but to find the truth. There is a part of them that really hopes it is not all a bunch of rubbish. We must answer their questions, otherwise, they’ll feel justified in ignoring God, and tragically, on the day of the resurrection, they will not receive their new bodies, and the old ones they have will be destroyed forever. (Not this eternal torment rubbish that modern Christiandom is deluded into thinking)
I hope that helps…