trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Saturday, May 6, 2017

( PLEASE  NOTE: on the left column you will find links to sites which explain proper ways to interpret the Bible)
 I have become increasing  annoyed with the way some people deal fast and loose with the Scriptures, and taking things out of context or twisting the means to prove a point that is frankly not defensible.
 Unfortunately  sometimes honest people are deceived by these so called experts.....
( by the by, I have a degree in Bible/Theology).....and near 50 years of private study))
Sorry, rant is over, but it just drives me nuts to see the Scriptures twisted to prove a point that has no value...
Some congressmen quoted " For ye have the poor always with you" took it way out of context, and said that Jesus said the poor don't want health care.....please in that day and age, what organized health care?
drives me nuts when people take a passage out of context and spit out some complete foolishness, and "claim" biblical proof.......

Matthew Chapter 26
Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

Friday, May 5, 2017

 Another rainy day, stayed in today and since there really wasn't a thing on the tube which either I've seen multiple time, or just wasn't worth the time.
 Among other flicks I was watching on YouTube, i finished watching "The Contender" (link to it is wondering over on the right)......The first time I saw it, my immediate thought was it was a boxing movie.....well I've been wrong before, and I was wrong with this one.......It's a political drama, and well worth the time because of the subject matter..... 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

one of the things i hate the most, well maybe hate is to strong of a word, one thing that drives be nuts is, i guess what i'm really trying to say is once i take a position on an issue and the first two things someone responds is either you're wrong, or accuses me of not researching all possible sides of the issue........that i didn't study the problem before i took a position.......
 If i'm told i'm wrong more often then not i just ignore that response......if i'm wrong just tell me why and i can offer an apologetic.....i just walk away from it, if someone already decided they have the complete truth there is no point in confusing them with facts.........in my almost 70 years i have change positions on many issues, but only after researching all sides, ......but to question the point i take and accuse me of not looking at all sides and opinions of the issues, that just....the only thing i can say is     OY VEY.......

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

 For the next 14 days we only have the chance of rain for 14 of them, according to the latest 14 day forecast..........but i saw there was a hole in today's storm, and i had an errand to run, yes i could have written a check, put in an envelope, and put a stamp on it and given to the services of the USPS.......but since my Doc's office is just under a ten minute walk, why not save the cost of a stamp, also as i was out, took the opportunity, to pick up a couple of things, not that i needed them today.....but I'll needed them within the next couple of days and with the forecast....... 

Monday, May 1, 2017

If you came here looking for my sandwich for lunch.....you're out of luck
 and one who has read this blog knows that I'm far right wing on the issues of my faith........I would make most of the so called religious right look like liberals......however I believe the whole of Christian Scriptures.......i don't just believe what i want to....which fits my social view point....
 there is one outstanding principles in scripture is the concept of free will  ,,,,,,,, what that means to me is i have the right to believe how and why i believe.......but then you have the same right to believe as you believe..
 I may, and more often then not probably disagree with you, we will discuss, i may even try to convince you, but i will not decide what you believe, and further then that I will not protest your opinion, nor will i try to legislate to out law your view(s).........
 The first amendment to the Constitution is still valid....or isn't it......we may disagree on everything else, but i hope, we can still agree that each of us has the right to believe as we believe.......and to ban your beliefs, if I succeed, then eventually someone will protest my beliefs, and they that is my beliefs will be banned as well........