Thursday, March 31, 2011

An Interesting Generation

I've started this blog several times, but after the first paragraph, I just sound like a cranky old lady, so I'll try yet again. I've taken notice of a type of man that is in the generation younger than myself. These are the men, if you can call them that, that are mid-thirties. Please hear me, I am not talking about the entire lot of them, but I do see a thread that runs pretty connected through a particular group of these guys. They were the first to have electronic video games. They grew up with working moms and either absent or pre-occupied dads. So, they apparently retreated into their own shell of an existence, because now here twenty some years later, they seem to have the social skills of belligerent third graders that think Mario brothers are reality! They still socialize like frat boys, many of them manage to attract and live off of a woman with a fairly good job, and many of them spend their free time with more videos and for reality, they obsess over guns. I think what I find so sadly amusing is how little respect they show, while expecting others to listen to them and treat them like men. Well, today, I've just seen enough of these little bully boys in men's bodies, that I felt the need to blog. They like everyone to consider them a presence to be acknowledged, and so I do. I realize there are many in that age group that are still living in their parent's basement spending inordinate amounts of time on a computer or Wii. I'm glad these guys realized they weren't really interested in participating in polite society and KUDOS to the parents that let them stay in the basement and not make the rest of society deal with them. Now to the parents who couldn't provide a basement room for their loser boys, thanks so much. We parents, neighbors, friends of parents, and employers of the young women that support these losers really think our society will not recover from their input. Surely there's a politically correct term for them, or there will be soon. They are heading for 40 without any sense of responsibility or contribution. But they have big trucks, guns, and some woman, so they think they're men. If these boys represent a sizable percentage the next generation of men, this country will truly never recover.
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. New Testament

Monday, March 28, 2011

So Much Has Been Happening

As those that follow this blog have noticed, I've not been blogging. My last draft was entitled "Things are Happening So Fast . . ." and now here we are, a few weeks later and "So much has been happening." I have a feeling something is shaking loose, very soon. First, Passover is just about 3 weeks away, then there's the Christian events, then that one group planning to be raptured out on May 21st. If anyone knows any of these folks, you might want to see if they've made all the necessary banking and titling arrangements . . . Okay, that was unnecessary, but to make such a brass prediction, and any questions just labels the rest of us, unbelievers, seems wrong. Then there is Shavu'ot or Pentecost seven weeks after Passover. So, there is a lot coming very soon, but not to over look all that's been happening. How many wars are we involved in now, in the Middle East? And how many more Middle Eastern countries are talking protests? With things becoming even more unsettled over there, we know something is going to happen besides an increase in the cost of gasoline. The Middle East always sort of serves as the connecting point between religion, politics, and the economy. I haven't even known what to say about Japan. The earthquake alone was overwhelming, but then the tsunami, and now the radiation. I have no idea how this will even begin to calm down for those people. With all this going on, should we be listening to the May 21st people? I don't think so, but I do think we need to be taking note. I've been wondering with more wars looming and the problems in the Pacific, not to mention no politician throwing their hat in the ring, here. I'm sort of wondering if our President isn't going to make a bid for Secretary General of the UN. The present term ends then end of 2011. I can't help but think all of this really is of global consequence. The US economy isn't strengthening, unless the paper they are using to print money is the same stuff they make Bounty out of. Japan needs help, The Middle East is in an uproar and it's becoming increasingly difficult to be able to afford to live in America. What does all this mean? I'm thinking according to the words of Messiah, we ain't seen nothin' yet!
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows. New Testament

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Here's News!

The Pope has exonerated the Jews about the death of Messiah and Madoff has determined through his prison counseling that he is a good person. I think the fact that these two items are considered news is the actual news. I'm going to address Bernie Madoff's statement first. He's what . . . early 70's, spent his life cheating and lying to people that trusted him, not to mention lived a luxurious and lavish lifestyle on stolen money, and now that he's been caught and in prison counseling, he realizes he's a good person. Although he's slated to serve more years than he'll live, I've seen some interesting exceptions made regarding age, time served and health issues, so who knows how this will all turn out for Bernie. Actually, considering the retirement funds his clients lost to him, he may actually be living better in prison than they will in their golden years.
Now, on to the Pope. I never did understand why the Jews were blamed for the death of Messiah, and just how the Roman Catholics got out of the blame, except by Constantine's political power. The Pharisees may have accused Messiah, and falsely I might add, but there were a great number of ordinary Jewish citizens that didn't join in the rank and file of the religious right of that day. Then we have to consider the fact that Judea was under Roman rule, so the Pharisees had a voice, but they didn't have the ultimate authority. It was the Roman ruler, Pontius Pilate that sentenced Messiah, then since he really could find nothing he'd done wrong, said he washed his hands of the incident. Historically it sounds like Rome was pretty instrumental in the death of Messiah, in every aspect. Let's not forget that stoning was the method of capital punishment, used in Judaism, and sometimes burning, but never crucifixion. So, if crucifixion is Roman, could it be that the Pope is more familiar with the religion that is responsible for the death of Messiah?
And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. New Testament

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