The Golden Rule

I tuned in to the Republican debate Monday night (January 16) right at the point that Ron Paul was answering questions, making statements about, U.S. foreign policy and how attacking people all over the world in their own countries, especially those who hadn’t attacked us, was not only the wrong thing to do but led to great dangers for us. He actually mentioned the Golden Rule, aka the law of cause and effect.

Interestingly, at the point that he did, he was actually booed by many in the audience, presumably a number of who consider themselves to be “good Christians”. Further, his assessment that somehow U.S. foreign policy just may be at the root of our problems, and that we have no right to act as the world’s policeman, etc., to invade and bomb people at will was met with sound disapproval from the other candidates, all of whom seemed to think that the best policy was to annihilate whoever we choose, where and whenever we choose. Please note that all of the candidates profess great religious convictions, etc. connected to some form of Christianity…of course. [...]  READ MORE

The Bain of Our Existence?

The following blog was prompted by an email from a friend who seems to think that the actions ascribed to George Romney and his company in this film may be justifiable as an exercise of true “free market capitalism”. He raised points about the rights of corporate owners to sell, along with the rights of those who want to acquire, etc., and questioned if owners “owe” their employees a “job for life”, etc. So he seemed to reduce the argument to the “rights” of the owners of the companies and those of the buyers; perhaps inserting the word “raiders” is not inappropriate. [...]  READ MORE

As the Time Fulfills (Part 3)

It was at the time when the ancient prophecies began to fulfill themselves, when the upheavals started, and the people had lost themselves in all that was unreal.

It was at the time when neither reason nor clarity were possessed or valued by very many. As the long foretold, unstoppable wave of destruction rolled in on the distant horizon, still barely perceptible to the masses that had succumbed to the equally ceaseless, but seemingly benign, hypnotic influences and distractions that had decimated their consciousness no less thoroughly than the toll that the manifest fruits of their ignorance would soon take on their outer world, all the greater was their indulgent belief in ancient cult fairy tales and imaginary saviors that would rescue them from themselves. [...]  READ MORE

Debunkers Debunked, Again

Once again the ever resourceful Mahigitam has shown that the so-called “fake” UFO film by Billy Meier, where the UFO disappears in one frame of film and then reappears also in one frame, is not faked at all.

Mahigitam’s conclusions corroborate what examination by Nippon TV revealed, as Wendelle Stevens reported, and show the attempts by disgruntled skeptics to be exercises in both denial and futility.

Regarding Miracles and Divine Intercession

This article is in response to the challenge posed by Ron, and others who may share his opinion, to my article.

Before I offer more lengthy comments on the points you raised I have one question: How do you know? By that I mean by what objective means, do you know that what you witnessed was some form of divine intercession as opposed to any other explanation?

It’s a great leap to attribute miracles, let alone anything else, to an external “divinity” whose existence is only a matter of…belief. By definition a belief is something that has not been shown to be true, a fact is something that has been shown to be true; quite a difference. An obvious example of the difference is that gravity is not a belief but a proven reality. It isn’t necessary to believe in gravity*, universally in evidence as a big downer, operating equally on any and all things, people, etc., dead or alive, unalterable through prayer, belief, denial, etc. [...]  READ MORE

Everything Happens for a Reason

Well, yes and…no.

We do frequently hear that “everything happens for a reason”. This is usually expressed with the implication that no matter how difficult the situation, the outcome is practically preordained to be a positive one. So the focus is on the event as an opportunity, or even evidence, that the “universe” is somehow bringing us a blessing in disguise.

While this perspective, a form of positive thinking, isn’t the worst attitude that we can have when faced with unexpected difficulties, it unfortunately misses the mark in terms of accuracy. In fact, everything does happen for a reason, i.e. that there is an actual cause that has resulted in the event, that is rarely perceived or understood. [...]  READ MORE

Let’s Hear It for Shell Oil…and BP Too!

I recently saw the trailer for a movie called Thrive. I want to emphasize that I have only seen the trailer and not the film itself, so I am not commenting on the film’s contents. And yes, I will explain the connection to the title of this article.

While watching the trailer for the film, the host introduces himself and explains that he has “spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what happened that could account for the staggering agony and deprivation on this planet.” There are then various clips of people, including those who are suffering in extreme poverty and starvation, quite possibly in India, Africa, etc. The trailer goes on to speak about a “code” for finding free energy, solving the problems with the energy crisis, which they tie in with UFOs, crop circles and finger pointing at “an elite group of people and the corporations they run that have gained control of…virtually every aspect of our lives, etc”. [...]  READ MORE