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My Better Half

November 26, 2007

Gentle Reader,

 Marti,  my wife keeps me in line on most occasions. Sometimes when I talk to myself and she ask me who I am talking to I reply “When I want an intelligent conversation I have to talk to my self!”  I say this tongue in cheek of course as Marti is one of the smartest women I have meet. With several degrees of her own  in English, German, Spanish and Farsi. While learning Coptic, Greek and Hebrew from me. We make a good team!

   We have found that in America unlike Europe Christians are more inclined (for the most part) allow their “paid clergy” to tell them what, and how to believe. Marti said that I don’t belong to a “church group” because  I don’t fit into the “mold” of Churchanity. For example here is a wee portion of what I wrote some time ago. It’s called “You can’t fix stupid!”

Gentle Reader,

 When the writers go on strike and reruns are on every Telly channel and Marti is sick I am left to my own devices (scary huh?). Even I can only absorb just so much Bible study. So what would you do? Well I look around at your blogs and read the best of the best (sometimes I comment, sometimes I have nothing to say, that in itself is astounding). But I find so much that needs attention, Dogs need fed  Paddy “Tis Himself” is giving me the Lhasa Apso stare which means “hurry up and fed us,  before I go and eat a Kleenex off the floor”! Duffy our Sun Conure is sitting inside my shirt happily chewing away all the Cotton around the collar. (I bought Duffy for Marti when we had to give up our last big birds a green wing Macaw named “Jolly” and a African Congo Gray named Addison gray. Duffy took to me because Marti was sick so much it was just after I got Duffy that Marti became bed fast and so Duffy bonded to me (Not what I wanted at all!)

 But this doesn’t explain my title or why I am holding you up with much better blogs to read or perhaps a job to go to.

 The graphic above is taken from a blog that has decided that the so called “bible code” can be seen in the KJV version of the English Bible. And this dear saint has spent hours trying to find out what this “code” says. In this case he/she has found words that while make sense to him/her dealing with string theory and the like. What amasses me is that so much time is spent on activities like this when most won’t read (let alone study their Bible anyway. I’m just saying….

 On another matter If you had 2007 in the ‘which year will a Holiday Display Task Force be created’ pool, you are a winner! A Colorado town has done just that, because AllahuniversegenericdeityGod knows putting up nativity scenes is a touchy subject these days. This quote regarding a particular display says it all about just how insanely politically correct we have become: “What the task force tried to accomplish was to craft holiday displays to celebrate our commonality and also to recognize the diversity of winter holidays celebrated by members of the community and to create a festive atmosphere during the winter season,” (Seth Anthony). Wow, if that doesn’t get you into the spirit of the season, not sure what will. Organizations like the ACLU that give volume to the fake outrage over nativity scenes etc. are most responsible for the heightened PC state we are in. So, you shouldn’t be surprised! “You can’t fix stupid”    

Green week on NBC has blood shooting out of my eyes and the blood started gushing when I learned about the questionable business ties NBC has to the green movement. NBC’s parent company is G.E., who has been big recently on making energy using green methods such as wind power. G.E. was fighting for the Kyoto Protocol and CO2 emissions caps because, they said, it was the right thing to do. Actually, what they were really doing was seeing a money-making opportunity. They saw the CO2 credit trading coming, and knew there was money to be made where there was nothing of any value actually being traded. The part that proves this green movement is all a bunch of B.S. is when Enron comes into the mix. How does the evil, ‘burn baby burn’, only cares about screwing the little man and making money company tie into the green movement?  I mean to say “you can’t fix stupid

And what about have you ever wondered why some of the biggest problems we face, from illegal immigration to global warming to poverty never seem to get fixed? The reason is simple: the solutions just aren’t very convenient. Fortunately, I don’t care much about convenience, just about common sense.Take the issue of poverty, for example. Over the last forty years, America’s ten poorest cities all had one simple thing in common but self-serving politicians will never tell you what that is (or explain how easy it would be to change).

Global warming is another issue that’s ripe with lies and distortion. How many times have you heard that carbon dioxide is responsible for huge natural disasters that have killed millions of people? The truth is, it’s actually the other way around: as CO2 has increased, deaths from extreme weather have decreased. Bet you’ll never see that in an Al Gore slide show. 

I’m just saying Gentle reader… “You can’t fix stupid“!

Unless you get involved and tell your so-called congressman the the free ride is over and that they better pack their bags and NOT come home as the tar and feathers are waiting.

 I’m just saying… “You can fix stupid”          

 DenisDog gone

Does anybody know what time it is?

November 24, 2007

Gentle Reader,

 I am not just a pretty face you know! I think about things that many would take as Science Fiction. Take for example Time, Space and Eternity Time exist to put a face on eternity (This blog entry is NOT for the faint hearted- you have been warned) Space exist but without time  Space has no existence of its own. Follow that?

 For example when a husband and wife decide to go out for an evening the man will say I’ll meet you in the car and he goes to the car to wait on his wife who is still in the house she replies “I’ll be right out.” And half an hour latter he is fuming and she is not in the car with him. To the man time is passing slowly as he has waited for half an hour and no wife. While inside the house the wife has in her mind, the next thing on her list of things to do is go out to the car. but for her time is not passing at all because her perception of time is not the same as her husbands. (quite convoluted but the best I can do for the moment). 

We, Gentle readers, are captives in a fashion by our sense of time: hours, minutes, seconds, that are after all just things which mark the spaces between a material world. 

 But reality is not that simple. We live in eternity and for some of us this eternity (that we call the spiritual realm) is more real that the material world.  Remember The E=mc2 theory Well, as long as you deal with things or are in a materialistic culture you will be time conscious. But those who have no materials to speak of do not think of themselves as living in time at all: they actually live in eternity!

To be continued…  

 Now that didn’t take to long did it? I went out and walked both dogs, got Marti a cup of tea, myself a fresh cup of coffee and time past or did it? For you reading this entry no time past unless you got up walked away and then came back, sat down and began reading again.   dontwalk 

The more deeply embedded we become in the world of things the profoundly conscious we tend to become of time. What then did Einstein really mean when he said that time is relative? Did he only mean that we experience time at different rates but this variability is only in the consciousness of the observer? The answer is, NO! This is not what he meant. He meant that time does NOT have a fixed flow rate, that its flow rate really IS variable, that is variability is not dependent on the observer! It is unfortunate that Western man has often lagged behind people in other cultures in their understanding of the “real” nature of time.

Consider if you will these verses from Psalm 103:15,16  “As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishethFor the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.”  And then compare those with the Book of Revelation Chapter 10 verse 6  “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:” The Greek for you who are interested in checking me out is crovnoß Chronos .  There is a real bond between things and time, because things occupy space, and space and time are inextricably bound together. People who are absorbed in the materiel world are absorbed in a temporal world: those who hold things lightly hold time lightly. Those who are unwilling to share their things find it difficult to share their time. Time is money which is another way of saying time is things!  One day perhaps you may wake up to find that you have stepped out of time into eternity and discover that you have been in eternity all along and that Time was the dream!

The BeginningEternity 

I am ALPHA and OMEGA, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” The Apocalypse 1:8

Food for your thoughts,

Denis

Who Am I?

November 22, 2007

Dr Callaghan

My family comes from Mallow Ireland, which is home to me, but I haven’t been back in 10 tears (that’s not a typo) I am a 6th degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do (Korean  Karate)

My friends include Black belts and Christians sceptics and a few pagans (self proclaimed ) in fact I try to put everyone I meet at ease. I write almost every day a wee bit which includes a commentary on every subject under the sun. I believe that if given the chance everyone will rise to the top like the foam on Irish dark (beer- don’t ask if your wondering what kind!) we’ll talk about that later. I am writing a new book investigating Christianity (read below for more info) I also have a strange sense of humor (which you find out later). So enjoy Gentle reader as I wet us some tea) I drink coffee myself!

I love letters especially behind my name for example Here what I have earned so far A.S. degree, B.S.Ed., M.R.E., Th.M., Th.D., (doctorate in Theology and Ancient history)Ph.D.,(in  Ancient Biblical Philology)  D.D. [a Doctor in Divinity] Litt.D.  [Doctorate of letters]which all come with papers and certificates (makes me feel like an AKC registered Chihuahua. All which like the Scarecrow in the “Wizard of OZ” says that I have brains (or that I’m smart). You could have ask my mother that! I am a Pastor and Teacher, employing a research-laden approach to the analysis of God’s Word in the Old and New Testaments, I unfold and present teaching in context with history and the sciences. A natural linguist with command of twenty languages, digging deeply into our vast collection of ancient manuscripts to find and communicate the purest understanding of what the original inspired writers of the Bible had to say.

But really all the education in the world doesn’t make you smart it’s what you learned in Kindergarten that counts. I learned to play nice with others, take my turn and wash my hands before I eat. Oh yes and to take a nap in the afternoon! which is where I’m headed now.

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November 22, 2007

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