Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I have been hesitant to post something, because there are many younger people who view this blog, and maybe some newer Christians. The Bible has strong words for those who offend little ones, and for people who are stumbling- blocks. I do not want you to take what I say the wrong way. I don't know if you understand what I'm trying to get across. Please, if you have any questions, comment in the comment section or email me. I am not trying to go against your church's or family's policy but solely stating my own opinion. Chances are, that at some point while you are reading this post and the ensuing comments you will be entirely creeped out.

Viewer discretion is advised. Thank you.

The editor

Ok, here we go, I stand to get in trouble with most of you, but thats ok, I've been in "hot water" before.

The topic: Symbolism *everyone in chorus "what on earth"*
That page was just a start, and not quite what I'm talking about. Obviously "A""B""C"..., the swastika and many other things are are "symbols." I am not talking about these things.

I'm talking about cultural symbols and perceptions, and why I despise most of these, in our great American culture.

Lets take for example, alcohol, it is strongly preached against, and for whatever reason if you claim to be a Christian and someone who is not a Christian sees you drinking a beer (or whatever) they might wounder why they should become a Christian. BUT there is nothing in the Bible the directly says that alcohol is wrong accept "wherein is excess" You are welcome to debate me on this, but you will lose.

Or how about pink, why is it it "feminine," or why has the homosexual group taken it along with the rainbow as their "symbol?" I thought the rainbow was God's?

Don't even get me started on girlfriends, music, "Rev." Jeremiah Wright's, but more on him later. Now, for the record, I have never drank, but pink is a way better color then yellow, orange, and green. It just ticks people off to see my Halo (video game) character wearing pink armor and killing them all the time, not to mention the funny comments I get for it.

The same goes for most of the pet peeves of parents, and pastors in "hard core" Christian churches (bad terminology I know) If you want to ask about a pet peeve, I'll debate it with you, but I'm trying to avoid any problems with people on this.

Here is what C.S. Lewis said in his Screwtape Letters-
Screwtape (a higher demon) is writing to his nephew (a new tempter) Wormwood.

Letter IX
"My dear Wormwood...*skips a paragraph* Never forget that when we are dealing with any pleasures in its healthy and normal and satisfying form, we are, in a sense, on the Enemy's ground. I know we have won many a soul through pleasure. All the same, it is His invention, not ours. He made the pleasure: all our research so far has not enabled us to produce one. All we can do is to encourage the humans to take the pleasures which our Enemy has produced, at times, or in ways, or in degrees, which He has forbidden. Hence we always try to work away from the natural condition of any pleasure to that in which it is least natural, least redolent of its Maker, and least pleasurable. An ever increasing craving for an ever diminishing pleasure is the formula. It is more certain; and it's better

And what the said Mr. Wright had to say about it:
(listen to the whole thing, it's so funny and mostly true)

If you are an open minded individual, you have to admit he has a point.
Let me get this straight, sin is sin, period. I just disagree with making things sin (in a Biblical term) or wrong (from the world's point of view) that are not.
Somewhat like what Eve did in the garden of Eden:
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

You see God never said they can't touch it, He said:
Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Why then as a Church, family, or society do we make things wrong that are clearly not?

Sunday, April 13, 2008


I found this article, to relate to our earlier discussion on money. What do you think about it?
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the editor

Sunday, April 6, 2008

My sincerest apologies to the many readers of this blog... I did not read any of the comments to the post requesting that Bret post something until just now. I will reiterate what he said, and add some instructions to him while I'm at it. This is "jimmy" typing, and I am the blog administrator. Up to this point, the only power Bret has had over this blog is what I gave him; however, he has done a wonderful job of managing it, bringing more hits than it's parent site, "the times in which we live" ever recieved. For this reason, I propose that we hand over the administration to him, making this Bret's 'whatever i want to post on' blog. I will set up a poll in the column to your right, and we will take a vote to elect him blog administrator, at which point I will relenquish my current ownership.