Monday, July 21, 2014

SECOND CHANCES AND THE EGOTIST




    There are people in this world who always want second chances, even when they have intentionally hurt someone else. Yet, they are never willing to ever give a second chance to anyone who might ask them for such a favor. This is because their ego always tells them that you are not very bright, and will probably fall for the same game all over again... Yet if someone makes an honest mistake in their presence, ego tells them to never forgive because the other person has greatly betrayed them and is is not worthy to ever be spoken to again. If you know someone like this, don't wear yourself out knocking on their door trying to be reasonable or crying for forgiveness; they were never your friend to begin with and now the final curtain has been closed on their emotional charade. Don't feed their feeble ego with your sincerity... feed your own well being instead by forgiving yourself and walking away.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

DESIRE AND DESTINY




    If you ignore your deepest desires, you are turning your back on those things that you really want in life. When you turn your back on what you really want in life, you will never become what you were meant to be...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DON'T FOLLOW THE CROWD MENTALITY




    Think for yourself, don't let anyone else tell you what to believe. Just because their life is hard and filled with bitterness, doesn't mean yours has to be. Just because they sat on the sidelines and complained because the government was dishonest and impacting the country in a negative way; doesn't mean you have to do the same, you can stand up and make a difference. Just because their idea of God was angry, intolerant and wrathful beyond reason, does not mean that you have to adopt the same fearful image. Think for yourself, and make your life the way you want it to be!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

THE SPIRIT PROVIDES




    Look at nature; all things are provided for without worry, stress or money. Rain falls from the sky, giving water to the trees, plants, insects and animals. Have you ever seen a dragonfly with cancer or a tree with high blood pressure? How many deer or birds do you see carrying a bottle of pills or complaining that they do not have enough money to make ends meet? Have you ever noticed the perfect balance and harmony in the natural world outside your window? The Divine Spirit provides for all things in nature, what makes you think it won't provide for you as well...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

INSANE CLOWN POSSE FANS CONSIDERED A GANG




    The rap duo, Insane Clown Posse, have been battling with the FBI for quite some time now because the FBI has labeled there fans (the Juggalos) as a loosely based hybrid gang. This all coming about because of actions of some of the younger fans committing crimes in the name of "being a Juggalo.) But does this warrant the FBI labeling anyone who likes this music as being affiliated with a gang?

    It has already been noted that since the FBI made this classification, that several individuals were detained and questioned for having ICP logos on their personal vehicles or tattoos on their body:
According to one of the plaintiffs, Mark Parsons of Nevada, Tennessee state troopers detained him for displaying the ICP’s “Hatchetman” logo on his truck, “which depicts a person with wild hair running with a butcher cleaver in his or her hand.”

“Parsons considers himself one of the original fans of ICP, having attended shows and supported the band for years. In honor of the band, Mark named his own trucking company Juggalo Express, LLC and decorated his big rig with the image of a Hatchetman,” the Michigan ACLU said in a statement when the suit was filed in January. “While Mark was hauling cargo in a tractor-trailer emblazoned with an ICP logo, he was detained for a safety inspection by a Tennessee State Trooper. When Mark asked why he was stopped, the Trooper replied it was because the logo was associated with a gang ‘according to the FBI'.”

    Another of the suit’s participants, Scott Gandy of North Carolina, said he was forced to spend hundreds of dollars concealing his Juggalo tattoos as a US Army recruit after the military deemed them “gang related” body art. There are some that hold the view that the FBI's actions will only serve as a deterrent for the younger fans of the group from acting out in public and displaying destructive behavior. However, The cases of Mark Parsons and Scott Gandy prove that profiling by local authorities is not, and will not be limited to unruly teenagers who commit random crimes on the streets. If individuals are pulled over, questioned and detained today, what happens in the months and years to come? Will people simply be arrested, fired from their jobs, suspended from school and persecuted in other ways just because they choose to listen to a certain kind of music? Some may scoff at this idea, yet it happens every day where certain religions, races and lifestyles are not tolerated by others... And sadly, it even happens in America!

    One online article, (which I have borrowed material and quotes from in this blog,) said: “Among the supporters of almost any group — whether it be a band, sports team, university, political organization or religion — there will be some people who violate the law,” the suit said. “However, it is wrong to designate the entire group of supporters as a criminal gang based on the acts of a few. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened here.”

    If Juggalos are considered a gang for the acts of a few, then members of churches, mosques, local authorities and even government officials should be labeled as such also. After all, the stories of police brutality, religious violence and government corruption in the news FAR out numbers that of Juggalos who break the law! As one online commenter stated:

"Law enforcement all dress in the same police style, and a lot of police officers have been found guilty of crimes over the years. Shouldn't all law enforcement agencies be considered gangs if we follow the Juggalo's decision line of thinking?"


















Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MAGIC AND SPIRIT COMMUNICATION IN CHRISTIANITY




    Those who think that the practice of magic is evil need to consider this; prayer is a form of magic. Many quote from the Bible believing that the sacred Scriptures are filled with the power of God and will ultimately manifest that which they desire. Some light candles and pray to ascended masters or Saints, and others place prayer petitions in the crevices of sacred walls or near statues of holy men and women believing that this will give their words extra power. There are many forms of prayer and many of them use what the magician calls incantations either spoken or written as well as icons, anointing oils and holy water.

    We must also realize that the Bible is filled with stories that contain elements of magic: Moses parted the Red Sea, he turned his staff into a serpent. Jesus turned water into wine and multiplied a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish into a banquet that fed over 5000 people. If I were to document all of the magical acts done in the Bible, I would be blogging them four months.

    As far as communicating with spirits go; the Bible is filled with such stories. Even Jesus talk with the spirits of Moses and Elijah atop the mountain where he was transfigured into a being of light. Those who condemn such practices should look more closely at their own sacred books and see what is written therein. Jesus himself said, judge not lest you be judged... Wise words indeed.


 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

FORBIDDEN SPIRITUAL PRACTICES?




    Most of the bigger, organized religions of Middle Eastern origin strictly forbid the following:

Divination, or the use of tools like Runes, Tarot etc to try and ascertain certain insights

Magic of any kind

Communication with spirits

The worship of any female deity... because "God" is a man

    It is said that anyone who does any of these things will have the wrath of God burn against them and suffer for eternity in hell.

    I say, the Divine Spirit is too big and too complex to be that close minded... what do you think?