Monday, May 11, 2009

High Five

While we wait for Davy to respond to the last post's comments, I would like to put out some awards for greatness in several areas. I don't know what the "award" is, just a mention of our support and thanks.

Lets start with Carrie Prejean, besides being pretty, her award is for standing up for what she believes in. Her answer to a somewhat unfair Miss USA question was excellent, and becoming of any Christian. Oh and should I throw in my two bits about "tollarence" ah no, better not.

The second award goes to Mr. Mike Pearl and Mr. Bill Gothard, their resolving of differences, and misunderstandings was amazing to see. I think it's time some Independent Fundamental Baptist were "inspired" to "preserve" their kind if you know what I mean. But what do I know, I'm just a guy?

Third goes to Dick Cheney for telling a slightly out of touch Colin Powell how it is. As much as I like Mr. Powell, I believe that his thinking that the Republican party needs to move to the middle of the road is wrong. John McCain anyone?

Some lady, Casey Ray, gets the forth for good old fashion honesty. Sorry girls, vampries had to be somewhere here, JK JK don't kill me.

I kinda like this "award" thing, you will have to comment and tell me if you would like it continued.

Untill next time,

"Next time" edit 5/12/09
I have forgotten a fifth, Jey Leno, maybe if our politicians cared half as much for struggling people as Jey does, our country would not be in the state it's in. They are "Public Servants" remember?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Illusion Warped: Part 2

Now for the rest of the story.

OK, so Bret set the stage for my question so here it goes.

Aside from the debate on how much we should discuss about witchcraft. I think we all agree that a Christian should have no part of witchcraft. As it says in Revelations.

Revelation 21:8 (King James Version)

8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

The question is why don't most Christians mind that witchcraft and magic are part of the books, movies, etc. that they enjoy? For example two popular series that Christians tend to approve of LOTR, and Narnia both have magic and wizards as a main part of the story. I can't call myself a wizard and be a Christian, but as I Christian, I can read fictional stories about wizards? Can I justify it because it is a "good wizard"? Just typing" good wizard" seems like a oxymoron.

So my question is now out there, and I look forward to reading the opinions. This is a question that I haven't figured out for myself yet, but a nagging question that been in my head.

Also, unlike my esteemed partner in crime. I'm not out to offend anyone here. So if it happens I guess I'm sorry.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Illusion warped: Part 1

I believe that most or all of the people still reading this blog (thanks) believe is witchcraft and the like. If not please come talk to me, I have some people I'd like you to meet.

The question,
Do you believe that that magic* when practiced a certain "right" way i.e. saying abracadabra three times real fast, while jumping on a dead pig, listening to rock music, waving a wand at your newspaper astrology page" will ALWAYS produce the desired affect? Or, is it a hit and miss operation?

This is a much more important question then it appears to be, answer carefully.

*Meaning "n. 1.The art that purports to control or forecast natural events, effects, or forces by invoking the supernatural."

Oh, and this was written to be offensive to as many groups of people as possible, so this includes your group, sorry, but you don't have to read.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Well as it seems that I have the honor(?) to be a part of Bret's blog. I figured that it would be time to add to it. First as I really don't know that many here I figured I would quickly introduce myself. Lets see, early years raised by Christian parents, home schooled, went to baptist church, Dad was a preacher. Teen years moved to Bear Lake went to a Mennonite/Anabaptist church, meet Bret around, boy must be ten years or so ago. Currently I'm a mature adult married to the best woman in the world, with three girls age 5,3,1. Going to a baptist church in the area we live.

Bret and I have chewed the fat over many things over the years, and we both know the other guy well enough to figure where the other is coming from. But for the rest of you when I state opinions or facts they come in three varieties.

1. As a Christan this is most important for me . The Bible says it, I do it. I know interpreting what the bible says isn't clear cut. But for the most part it isn't as hard as we think. When I try to figure what the bible is saying I tend to interpret it in the plainest way possible. Hmm the Bible reads that God created the world in six days? Awesome, thats what happened end of debate.
2. Somethings in the Bible isn't as clear or it doesn't specifically address(TV,music,etc). In these topics I'm very careful to saying thus saith the Lord. It's more of a case where I see biblical pattern, or read a passage to be saying one thing but not 100% about it. An example would be how my wife and girls wear dresses most of the time. The Bible never says Women should wear dresses. But at this point for my family we see biblical patterns(modesty, opposite sexes dressing differently) that we decided to do what we do. In no way would I say fit's a sin for woman to wear pants, because the Bible never states that it is a sin.
3. Last but not least a personal opinion or thought. As in I like cake, or I don't like cheese.

So to end this I'm honored to be a part of this blog. I know Bret and I both share the same desire to debate and shake thing up. To often we just to the same things in ourChristian life's we then get comfortable and then in a few generations it accepted as religion without any Bible backing. Many examples I could give but there would go future post.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

On the eve of "change we can count on", we here at Life Commentary are introducing some changes also.
Mr. Dave
Curtiss has joined our crack team of reporters, and editors. Mr. Curtiss has much experience in this field, along with an excellent debate mind, and a practical application opinions. He has permission to say anything and everything, and has the full backing of Life Commentary. We thank him for accepting the invitation to join our commentary, and hope that he will stay for many many moons to come. We hope you will respect him, as you do the others on our staff, but remember to challenge his thinking at every chance. We are confident that he can hold his own.

We have a
remaining job opening to fill our minority requirements.
Smart (wait, that automatically goes with Asian) [Caleb quit laughing)
Cute (again, [most of] the time that automatically goes with Asian)
Again Caleb quit laughing...if only...


Staff Editor S-S

Monday, December 29, 2008

Her Majesty's Christmas Message

"Christmas is a time for celebration, but this year it is a more sombre occasion for many. Some of those things which could once have been taken for granted suddenly seem less certain and, naturally, give rise to feelings of insecurity.

"People are touched by events which have their roots far across the world. Whether it is the global economy or violence in a distant land, the effects can be keenly felt at home.

"Once again, many of our service men and women are serving on operations in common cause to bring peace and security to troubled places.

"In this 90th year since the end of the First World War, the last survivors recently commemorated the service and enormous sacrifice of their own generation.

"Their successors in theatres such as Iraq and Afghanistan are still to be found in harm's way in the service of others. For their loved ones, the worry will never cease until they are safely home.

"In such times as these we can all learn something from the past. We might begin to see things in a new perspective. And certainly, we begin to ask ourselves where it is that we can find lasting happiness.

"Over the years those who have seemed to me to be the most happy, contented and fulfilled have always been the people who have lived the most outgoing and unselfish lives; the kind of people who are generous with their talents or their time.

"There are those who use their prosperity or good fortune for the benefit of others whether they number among the great philanthropists or are people who, with whatever they have, simply have a desire to help those less fortunate than themselves.

"What they offer comes in the form of what can easily be recognised as service to the nation or service to the wider community.

"As often as not however, their unselfishness is a simply taken-for-granted part of the life of their family or neighbourhood.

"They tend to have some sense that life itself is full of blessings, and is a precious gift for which we should be thankful.

"When life seems hard the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.

"I think we have a huge amount to learn from individuals such as these. And what I believe many of us share with them is a source of strength and peace of mind in our families and friends.

"Indeed, Prince Philip and I can reflect on the blessing, comfort and support we have gained from our own family in this special year for our son, the Prince of Wales. Sixty years ago, he was baptised here in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace. As parents and grandparents, we feel great pride in seeing our family make their own unique contributions to society.

"Through his charities, the Prince of Wales has worked to support young people and other causes for the benefit of the wider community.

"At Christmas, we feel very fortunate to have our family around us. But for many of you, this Christmas will mean separation from loved ones and perhaps reflection on the memories of those no longer with us.

"I hope that, like me, you will be comforted by the example of Jesus of Nazareth who, often in circumstances of great adversity, managed to live an outgoing, unselfish and sacrificial life. Countless millions of people around the world continue to celebrate his birthday at Christmas, inspired by his teaching.

"He makes it clear that genuine human happiness and satisfaction lie more in giving than receiving; more in serving than in being served.

"We can surely be grateful that, two thousand years after the birth of Jesus, so many of us are able to draw inspiration from his life and message, and to find in him a source of strength and courage.

"I hope that the Christmas message will encourage and sustain you too, now and in the coming year.

"I wish you all a very happy Christmas."