World War I was one of the bloodiest and most barbaric wars in the history of modern civilization. The type of fighting was personal and brutal on a level that we can now not comprehend.
The men placed huge rows of barbed wire and dug trenches only a few yards from the trenches dug and the barbed wire strung by the enemy. They sat in the cold and the mud of the trenches waiting for orders to climb out of the relative safety of the ground to try to take the enemy’s trench and gain those few feet until the enemy got reinforcements and took it back.
They shot each other as they came up from their muddy trenches and shoved their bayonets into the chests of the men who got too close to shoot. But remember that they were only a few yards away so that they heard every cry of the men were caught in the barbed wire being shot into Swiss cheese. They saw the fear in both the eyes of their comrades and of their enemies as they tried frantically to place their intestines back into huge hole in their own gut. Continue reading “The Christmas Truce” »
The story of Jonah and the whale has so much more than a guy getting eaten by a whale. Jonah was the prophet of God back in his day and God had some very important work for Jonah to do in order to further his kingdom here on earth. God told Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and call His children there to repentance before they were laid to waste.
Being the prophet, Jonah had made his whole life about teaching people the principals of our Lord and bringing souls unto Him. There was only one small problem that Jonah had with teaching the people of Nineveh and keeping them from destruction. That problem was that he hated the people of Nineveh and he wanted nothing more than to have God destroy them. Continue reading “Jonah and the Jihadis” »
One sunny day, as the story goes, Issac Newton was sitting under a tree thinking about the problem of gravity. As he thought, an apple fell from the tree under which he sat and hit him on the head. As it hit his head, he felt the force of the blow and came across one of his three most famous equations: F=MA. He found that the force that an object exerts is equal to its mass multiplied by it’s acceleration. Finding that the apple had started from being attached to the tree and not moving, he asserted that there had to be a force on that apple that was greater than the force that kept it attached to the tree and pulled it toward the ground. He deduced that the earth must be exerting some type of pull on everything that came close to it and that that pull, multiplied by the mass of any object being pulled, was the force of gravity.
From Isaac Newton came the three basic laws of motion that were widely thought to be accurate and flawless for hundreds of years. Any person who was daft enough to question the superiority of these laws was ridiculed into submission, or obscurity. This was the norm until Albert Einstein came across the theory of relativity, or E = mc 2. In this equation we deal with energy instead of force, and the energy that something possesses is equal to its mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. Energy is tied to force so both equations can find force, but Einstein’s equation is more accurate than newton’s equation. Continue reading “Infinity and Human Understanding” »
Long, long ago, before the age of Tiamat, Abzu set out to create two brilliant lights for this world. Both would be immortal beings with one being strong and clever and the other intelligent, kind and beautiful above all things. As should always be the custom, Abzu used his greatest resources to create the woman, Anu, and she was perfect and wonderful and had no equal. He then fashoned the male sun, Enki, who was perfect down to the very last detail except that Abzu had used up all the elastic in making Anu’s heart and was forced to fashion Enki’s heart from porcelain. This was no source of concern to Abzu as the only being that could hurt Enki in any way was Anu and she was made to be with him. So Abzu said not a word about the defect to either of them and sent them on their way. But this was the time before light and the night saw everything. Continue reading “Enki and Anu part one (making mountains)” »
Men are that they might have joy. But what is joy? Is joy happiness, or pleasure? Can you have joy by doing the things that make you feel good and then dying, or is joy eternal? It seems that joy is the antithesis of suffering: and if this is true, then if we could weed out all of the suffering in our lives we would be left with joy.
Suffering comes in many forms, and is something that the human race has fought to control and eliminate since the beginning of time. Physical suffering can have remedies and many scientists and doctors are working day and night to come up with cures for diseases that have none. Mental suffering can be quite hard to deal with. Bad things that have happened to a person can be repressed and pop up at any time in ones life. Less severe forms of this kind of suffering can be reasonably dealt with in the psychiatric community. But the worst suffering, and the one that should be fought against with all your might, is spiritual suffering. Continue reading “Suffering” »
Placed on the dollar bill months after leaving the gold standard
29 And Satan said unto Cain: Swear unto me by thy throat, and if thou tell it thou shalt die; and swear thy brethren by their heads, and by the living God, that they tell it not; for if they tell it, they shall surely die; and this that thy father may not know it; and this day I will deliver thy brother Abel into thine hands.
30 And Satan sware unto Cain that he would do according to his commands. And all these things were done in secret.
31 And Cain said: Truly I am Mahan, the master of this great secret, that I may murder and get gain. Wherefore Cain was called Master Mahan, and he gloried in his wickedness.
Continue reading “Secret Societies and the Secrets of Society” »
Not good or evil, just power.
Our bodies are containers. We were created in the image of our Father so our bodies are amazing and exquisite containers, but containers none the less. But what do our bodies contain? What do we hold inside of us that we ultimately control?
Throughout history, mankind has simultaneously revered and reviled snakes. Snake worship is seen in all ancient religions. The Hopi People held dances to bring about the union of the snake youth of the sky with the snake girl of the underworld. In Greek mythology, Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She is symbolized by the snake. Continue reading “Snakes” »
Lesser of Two Evils
Sin is ubiquitous. Everywhere we look in our lives we see sin, and the consequences of sin. In every decision that we make a sin could be committed. Although it is impossible not to commit a sin in our lives, we need to strive to live our lives as free from sin as we can and find forgiveness for the sins that we do commit. But sin is not just a roadblock in our eternal lives: It can be shown that sin is an integral part of God’s plan of salvation.
Before Adam and Eve were even sent to earth to be the parents of humanity, God made a plan to let all of us come to get bodies an be tested. When Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden of Eden they could live in bliss and innocence, with no pain or aging for ever if they so chose. But they sinned and were expelled from the garden to a life of toil and pain, a life in which they knew wants and desires and a life in which they could bare children. Continue reading “SINNERS!” »