Sunday, December 27, 2009

Prehistoric animals washed ashore in the Tsunami?

On youtube there is this big hysteria about some mini monster in a
sewer, which some say is tubifex worms. Maybe, there are some
questions in my mind though, because tubifex worms only seem to
make such colonies when yanked out of water and on their own
don't hang out above water, or so all the pix supporting this idea
says. And the tendril worms are much shorter compared to the
central colony, and not so transluscent and flattish.

while I was trying to locate the response video of a kid freaking
out about its being eggs of a monster that is going to come get us,
I stumbled on this one, the writing on it is in German, but
watch the fish samples.

picture no. 5 looks like a baby pleisiosaur, and the last one
reminds me of something from a paleontology book years ago.
Click on the title of this post, to go to the video.

Friday, December 25, 2009

St. Leo the Great Bishop of Rome in Attila's time, on the Nativity of Christ

Sermon 21 on the Nativity of Christ

November 27, 2009 

by St. Leo the Great
annunciation116Our father among the saints, Leo the Great was the bishop of Rome during difficult times. He was an eminent scholar of Scripture and rhetoric. During an invasion by Attila the Hun, St. Leo met him outside the gates of Rome. After some short words, to everyone’s surprise, Attila turned and left. Three years later, during an invasion by Genseric the Vandal, St. Leo’s intercession again saved the Eternal City from destruction.
All share in the joy of Christmas
Our Savior, dearly-beloved, was born today (Christmas day): let us be glad. For there is no proper place for sadness, when we keep the birthday of the Life, which destroys the fear of mortality and brings to us the joy of promised eternity. No one is kept from sharing in this happiness. There is for all one common measure of joy, because as our Lord, the destroyer of sin and death, finds none free from the charge, so He comes to free us all. Let the saint exult in that he draws near to victory. Let the sinner be glad in that he is invited to being pardon. Let the gentile take courage in that he is called to life. For the Son of God in the fullness of time which the inscrutable depth of the Divine counsel has determined, has taken on him the nature of man, thereby to reconcile it to its Author: in order that the inventor of death, the devil, might be conquered. And in this conflict undertaken for us, the fight was fought on great and wondrous principles of fairness.
Truly foreign to this nativity is that which we read of all others:
“no one is clean from stain, not even the infant who has lived but one day upon earth.”
Nothing therefore of the lust of the flesh has passed into that peerless nativity, nothing of the law of sin has entered. A royal Virgin of the stem of David is chosen, to be impregnated with the sacred seed and to conceive the Divinely-human offspring in mind first and then in body: she learns from the angel that what is to be wrought in her is of the Holy Ghost. Nor does she believe it loss of honor that she is soon to be the Mother of God. Her implicit faith is confirmed also by the attesting of a miracle, and Elizabeth receives unexpected fertility: in order that there might be no doubt that He who had given conception to the barren, would give it even to a virgin.
Therefore the Word of God, Himself God, the Son of God who “in the beginning with God,” through whom “all things were made” and “without” whom “was nothing made,” with the purpose of delivering man from eternal death, became man: The true God and true man were combined to form one Lord, so that, as suited the needs of our case, one and the same Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, could both die with the one and rise again with the other.
Rightly therefore did the birth of our Salvation impart no corruption to the Virgin’s purity, because the bearing of the Truth was the keeping of honor. Such then beloved was the nativity which became the Power of God and the Wisdom of God even Christ, whereby He might be one with us in manhood and surpass us in Godhead. For unless He were true God, He would not bring us a remedy: unless He were true Man, He would not give us an example. Therefore the exulting angel’s song when the Lord was born is this,
“Glory to God in the Highest,”
and their message,
“peace on earth to men of good will.”
For they see that the heavenly Jerusalem is being built up out of all the nations of the world: and over that indescribable work of the Divine love how ought the humbleness of men to rejoice, when the joy of the lofty angels is so great?
Christians then must live worthily of Christ their Head.
Let us then, dearly beloved, give thanks to God the Father, through His Son, in the Holy Spirit, Who
“for His great mercy, wherewith He has loved us,”
had pity on us: and
“when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together in Christ,”
that we might be in Him a new creation and a new production. Let us put off then the old man with his deeds: and having obtained a share in the birth of Christ let us renounce the works of the flesh. Christian, acknowledge your dignity, and becoming a partner in the Divine nature, refuse to return to the old baseness by degenerate conduct. Remember the Head and the Body of which you are a member. Remember that you were rescued from the power of darkness and brought out into God’s light and kingdom.
By the mystery of Baptism you were made the temple of the Holy Ghost: and do not subject yourself once more to the devil; because your purchase money is the blood of Christ, because He shall judge you in truth Who ransomed you in mercy, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

A proposal to correct some problems in food and pharmaceuticals, global warming and peak oil.

Some time ago I came to the conclusion, that no one should be 
dependent on animal breeding and sale or slaughter for more than 
50% of their income, whether individuals or corporations.
That way there is less motive for the kind of mass deconstruction 
and various breed impacting bad choices driven by economic 
interests. (The sort of thing that has caused food contamination 
in meat packing, and that has caused outrageous developments
in breed changes among dogs and some other animals.)
Now, having read an article about how big pharmaceuticals have 
no interest in you being well or keeping well, since they only gain 
when we are sick,  I would add the pharmaceutical industry to 
that category, of something that should diversify and not depend 
on one thing or one  category of thing, excepting that production 
of non prescription health promoting products and mass growing 
of herbal remedy plants might be the other 50%.

Of course, any effort to enforce this would be called fascist by
some, communist by others. The amount of taken for granted 
govt. involvement in directing things in centuries ago would amaze 
some doctrinaire preachers of modern laissez faire.

Meanwhile, whether global warming is caused by humans, or by
some natural cycle, or by crustal motion beginning, and volcanism
under ice packs, the fact is that SOMETHING is going on. It 
may be more local at times than global. But rule no. 1, you don't
turn the thermostat up on a hot day. And rule no. 2, greenhouse
gasses often are bad for us to breathe anyway, so lets get rid of

We may be doing the right things for the wrong reasons.

And peak oil vs. ongoing production of oil in the earth? 

Well, whatever slight evidence for ongoing production, the 
occasional refill of an abandoned field, is obviously going on
too slowly to meet oil use needs, so peak oil is STILL on 
the table and indefinite availability of oil is not. 

And any such refill could be leakage from a more distant
oil pocket.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I sent this response to an email about the Ft. Hood massacre

I got a rather different argument against these words being used this way.
Whom will I send is said in the Scriptures by GOD, and to recite this
puts the nation in the place of God.
Meanwhile, ungodly behavior unchastity leading the bill and other
stuff besides, seems to have proliferated in all wars, and the
reputation of soldiers and seamen on leave is the pits.
Even notions of manhood that practically require such behavior
whether drunken violence or unchastity, are if not overtly taught
not overtly challenged and usually treated as okay.
Lets stop the emotional sentimentality and tears, and take a
closer look.
For one thing, provocation of the potentially unstable should not
be done.
For another, political correctness should not keep an unstable
person from being tagged and dealt with as such.
Frankly, I am not surprised by this. It should have been
EXPECTED and PREPARED FOR. Things of this nature have
taken place in other countries, why not here?
Instead of emotional wallows, whether tears of pride, tears
of pain or whatever, sentiment that has little bearing on
performance or godliness or decency in practice, a little
more objectivity is in order.
A PSYCHIATRIST, and when his Moslem connection was
brought up, his job category became irrelevant.
The Twin Towers should have always been viewed as potential
targets, especially after that abortive effort to take them down
from the basement.
Everyone is so busy partying, working, getting choked up
and pursuing greed and complacence, that what is obvious
escapes notice.
Mary Christine Erikson
In a message dated 11/15/2009 1:02:12 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:
and noted that these verses are read at the departure of everyone we lose in the Armed Services. From the book of Isaiah: “Whom will I send, and who will go for us?” And of course, our soldiers answer, “Here am I. Send me.”
Yes, this is what our Armed Forces in this great nation of America, this “one nation under God,” have always willingly said. We have said it in defense of everything sacred, dear, meaningful and appropriate since the birthing of this nation. I found it amazing that this general would so openly refer to God in the Scriptures and couldn’t help but wonder how long it will be before someone voices their opposition to it, just as they have to any reference to God in our schools and public places.  

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

heavenly serbia from myth to genocide book review

heavenly serbia from myth to genocide book review
Here is a book excerpted at an Orthodox website, that
speaks out against the Serbian perversion of Orthodoxy,
though fails to call it that. Though it is popular to buy
into the idea of Holy Serbia, it is possible to find
Orthodox sites, and posts here and there from Serbs,
that show what really was going on. There was a Serb
who remembered stuff against his fellow Serbs from
WWI times, there was another who fled his village life
and wrote a description of how nasty and brutal his
fellows were, and the doctors who documented the
rapes by Serbs included an ethnic Serb.

"A Serbian theologian defined Saint-Savaism as 
“…‘Orthodoxy ennobled by a healthy Serbian 
nationalism’” (Anzulovic 1999, 30)."

This shows how heretical and carnal the Serbian
Church has become that a theologian of theirs
could refer to Orthodoxy as being ennobled by 
anything other than itself! Of what need has Holy
Orthodoxy to be ennobled?! What blasphemy! And
how this goes unchallenged by these supposed 
Orthodox people. 

Numinous Lunacy and Sanctimonious Narcissism

I have discovered something new! This is a blog
that is planning to become a book, apparently.
The author, after a lot of personal experience
with the New Age, decided it is a load of crap,
and put this together. This covers all sorts of
ground I would like to expose my readers to,
but prefer not to wallow in myself enough to
do so.

So, without further ado, let me introduce you

Be sure and study all the archives. And he isn't
even coming from a Christian perspective. This
may lend him more credibility in some eyes. I
hope and pray,  however, that he will eventually
become a Christian.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Time to speak out

Today, I read Alex Constantine's Blacklist blog. I do this a lot. And
I like his work. It is sad that he is (judging by his own account in public
of calling an escort service chick to alleviate his boredom on some
hilltop instead of staring at the stars) sexually immoral, favors gay rights,
and generally falls into left wing package deal thinking, and may be an
atheist as well. I have great respect for his work otherwise.

Among those who look into conspiracies, mind control, ritual abuse,
Christian Right being unchristian, tracing Nazi connections to alot
of respectables of today, and other embarassing stuff, Constantine
is the sanest. And he even called me on being too quick to "look for the
Nazi in the woodpile." Something I try not to do, but was too
paranoid for once.

Well, while I was struggling to get a comment posted, seems my AOL
account won't turn my cookies on so I have to go to my Google
Chrome for anything that demands cookies, I started fooling around
the blog's perimeter and ended up starting this blog.

Alex Constantine (I understand that's not his real name but I don't
recall what it is and probably wouldn't post it here if I did), posted that
"Hitler and the Nazis OUTLAWED ABORTION, Contrary to 
"Conservative" Christian Disinformation" which is not quite the 
truth, according to the information he himself posted.

They did not outlaw abortion in itself, accross the board. 

They outlawed it for Aryan women only. A case he mentions 
in the post, explicitly rejected any prosecution for a Jewish 
woman seeking to abort the child she had by a Jewish man, 
because the law only protected Aryan preborns.

I guess it is time for me to get going on my blog, that will link
to useful stuff, like Constantine, but not simply blindly take a 
side either.

Long ago when I was a subteen I think, or barely in my teens,
I was sorting out right from wrong. It was obvious that the 
child is alive from the git go, but what if it is a rape child? 

The thought occurred to me that the child wasn't to blame 
for his father's behavior. And something reminded me of a 
line in The Bible, that I don't remember having read at that 
time, that no one should be put to death for the sins of their 
parents or children, but each should die for his own sin.
I guess The Holy Spirit or an angel was prompting me.

(I recall feeling like something white and humanlike stood 
nearby me, when I was sorting out about sex and whether 
l should side with love as the only legitimate thing, or figure 
promiscuity and sex as an end in itself was okay, and 
if I took the latter choice I could exploit the exploiters, and
it almost said to me, "Even if the whole world is unclean, 
that doesn't mean you have to be.")

At that time I wasn't a dyed in the wool Christian exactly, 
and was about to embark on my "rational atheist" phase
that segued into demon conjuration and witchcraft sturdy,
Thank God it didn't work well, but I got scared one day,
and started turning to Christ, Who I had met in a near 
death situation at 3 and never really forgot, by the time I 
was in my 20s. I was baptized in a swimming poot at 27,
but started sliding back to occultism in the form of Tarot
and pendulum, but finally rejected it all. I was rebaptized
and chrismated into Christ and Orthodoxy Apr. 15, 
AD 2008. 

So by 13,  I had rejected unchastity on the part of EITHER
sex, men who slept around were damaged goods and
no good tramps as much as women who did so, and 
rejected abortion. homosexual acts were a non starter. So 
was the sex role separatism thing. I was a tomboy as far as 
my health allowed, and was attracted to legends of woman

Anyway, that is how my values developed. (I am uncertain
about euthanasia, because if we are better than animals,
and humane euthanasia is kind to animals we should be
even kinder to humans, an analysis I made at 13. Which 
shows that a position that denies equality of animals to 
humans, does not rule out anything that people who oppose
animal rights says it does.  

But I am dead against legalizing assisted suicide, it should 
always be a legally difficult and dicey thing, in order to 
prevent exploitation by overly eager heirs and others 
who find someone's life inconvenient, not to mention 
depression gone suicidal patients need to be protected
against themselves. 

The whole problem began on the battlefield,and should 
have stayed there. Suicide or killing someone to keep
them from a fate worse than death has always struck 
me as legitimate, and one or two early Christians took this 
approach to avoid being raped or sold into prostitution, 
or given by her husband to Nero for sex. No negative 
comment attached to the story. Supposedly some at 
Dunkirk, who were too wounded to evacuate, were quietly
drowned by some to save them from torture if taken alive.
Some things are complicated. But like I said, the
problem began in extreme, usually battlefield situations,
and should have stayed there, instead of ending up in 
state legislatures.)

I signed the petitions against Glenn Beck and Dobbs.
I used to be a John Birchy kind of Reaganite. But I
couldn't accept the moral relativism that his regime and
the whole counter insurgency thing was soaked in. Once
the Iron Curtain fell, I dumped the necessary evil of anti

Meanwhile, I had increasingly found that the real conspiracy
wasn't communist, it was nazi connected capitalist. the
satanic involvement played on both sides of the political
spectrum, and all classes, and hid out in Christian 
contexts as well, especially the politicized ones. Pride 
and greed and lust and power are the lures. Which is why 
the supposedly holy and Orthodox Serbs in the Balkans
are always making trouble. Yeah, I'm Orthodox but I am
against Serbian pretensions and aggressions, which 
have also been criticized by some Orthodox incl. a few
clergy who weren't as blind as most slavic at least 
Orthodox are on the subject.

Obviously, this isn't going to be your usual liberal or 
conservative blog. Stay tuned. 

And start studying what Alex Constantine, Dave Emory,
and Michael Ruppert have to say. 

Ruppert of course has his problems too. Like trying to
end the war on drugs. That it is being hypocritically 
conducted is irrelevant. It could be done better. Ruppert
noticed or maybe it was Emory, that in Nixon's time the
drug thing was twofold. Cure the users and stop the traffick.

In Reagan's time, given the need of the CIA and others for
the drug money, many treatment centers were closed 
by lack of government funding, while the effort to stop the
drug flow was increased. This meant that any that got 
through - and a lot would - would still have plenty of users,
to supply money that would line the pockets of money
laundering banks, incl. Chase Manhattan and others, and
organizations like the CIA and allies. The Taliban were
most likely attacked originally, because they just about
eliminated the opium crop. Once they went down, the
remaining elements of them fell into step with poppy growing
to finance their own troops.

Before someone argues that homosexual acts have been
observed among animals, therefore must be "natural,"
may I point out that some animals have been observed to
kill and eat their own young, or those of others of their own
species, and some ungulates will not suckle any calf but
their own. Does that mean that abortion clinics should run
restaurants on the side and add larger children to that,
or that we should cancel all foster, adoption and so forth