Tag: THE ENVIRONMENT

MIND BURP 7: OF HAMSTERS AND MEN

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IN THIS ISSUE:

“So many Heads, So Little Sand”;

“Is it ISIS or ISIL?”;

“Environ-mental”;

“Contemporary Jazz Hamsters”;

“Do Animals Go To Heaven?”, by our special guest writer, Benjamin.

1: SO MANY HEADS, SO LITTLE SAND

So many people these days are saying that the news is too depressing to watch or listen to, so they avoid it altogether.  I understand that kind of thinking, and I often feel the same way myself, because the news can be very depressing and worrying.

However, think of the consequences of our attitude.. Politicians and judges are busily trashing our country and selling out to Islam, China, Big Brother, immorality and their own pet projects, and they’re getting away with it because we’re letting them get away with it. Forget the news media: for the most part, they’re in cahoots with their champion politicians and judges.

We, the people, are like a bank manager chatting with a customer while his bank is being robbed, because he doesn’t want to worry, and he doesn’t want to confront the robber. Now, that’s more depressing and worrying than the news itself.

2: IS IT “ISIS” OR “ISIL”?

Hal Lindsey recently focused on the rampaging and brutal Islamist movement in Iraq and Syria currently labelled “Isis” by the Western media (remember, “If you don’t read the papers you’re uninformed, and if you do you’re misinformed”-Mark Twain). Lindsey noted that President Obama has interestingly called it “ISIL”, which stands for “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant”. This reflects the vision of the Islamists more accurately, which is that they want a far bigger portion of the Middle East, including the land known as “Israel”.

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Whether ISIL continues to gain ground or another group takes over leadership of the cause, the perpetual movement of radical Moslems against their perceived enemy, Israel, is clear. The Bible speaks of a time when a newly reborn nation of Israel would be surrounded by hostile enemies claiming the land to be theirs. It also tells us that the nations of the world will take sides against Israel, and will invade Israel and divide Jerusalem by force. Most significantly, this future invasion will be the trigger for Armageddon, and the return of Jesus Christ, not as a meek and lowly teacher, but as the roaring Lion of Judah. See my post “Jerusalem and You: Choose Wisely”

3: ENVIRON-MENTAL

Environmentalists, we’re told (and not at all big business standing to gain big bucks), are pushing for such power saving innovations as the giant wind turbine. The wind turbines are far more environmentally friendly, we’re told.

Well, about fifty miles from where I live are some beautiful desert hills and mountains rising to around four thousand feet, with much higher mountains in the background. Those same hills and mountains are already littered with giant turbines which can sometimes be seen from here-fifty miles away, and more are being built. Chopping up the habitat of numerous birds of prey, these metal monsters lend no beauty to the landscape. The natural environment of the desert and the wilds have been tamed, soiled,  prostituted and daubed with graffiti by these turbines as far as I’m concerned, and it makes me sick.

4: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ HAMSTERS

Researchers at the University of Greater Heybridge in Essex, United Kingdom, have been working on a project which could be set to turn the music world upside down.

Professor Scat “the cool cat” Higginbotttom has been at the center of an advanced study, picking up from where the late and great Vivian Stanshall left off. That is, the discovery that hamsters have more musical talent in their genes than Mozart and Beethoven had between them.

It all began late one December night in 1971 when Stanshall, then still working on his own masterpieces for the “Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band”, detected  a small, shrill but heavenly voice coming from the corner of his living room. To Stanshall’s amazement, it was his thirty-two year old hamster “Minks”, who, after having relieved himself copiously on the floor of his cage, was jubilantly singing “Moonlight In Vermont” with a gusto which would have sent Sinatra into a rage of envy. The University of Heybridge was poised to spearhead the study of this phenomenon.

Unfortunately neither Stanshall nor the Uni. were able to find the funding needed to conduct a thorough study of Minks’ talent, and the raving rodent was all but forgotten. However, similar discoveries made by other hamster-lovers in recent times have revived interest in these amazing creatures, and thanks to Prime Minister Cameron’s personal interest in the humble hamster, government funding has at last been forthcoming to the tune of two million British pounds (twenty-eight trillion dollars).

Professor Higginbottom is absolutely delighted:

“I’m absolutely delighted”, he said.

So stay tuned folks, it’s only a matter of time before the newest heart throb on your favorite radio station will be…a hamster.

 

5: Do Animals go to Heaven? by Benjamin Fisher.

(My son Ben tackled this important subject about a year ago, at the age of 10).

Yes do animals  go to heaven? Well on one point of view “NO”, because  creatures

don’t  have souls .If they don’t have souls they cant go to heaven. Well … where do

they go? The answer is “I don’t know “.

But on the other point of view “THEY MIGHT”, because  “What  about my cute little guchy

goo. My my adorable sweety pie .My hunny bunches. Yes what if your pet(cat, dog, fish,

hamster, kangaroo, alligator, t-rex)is respectful and kind, well maybe they do go to

heaven. Personally “I DON’T KNOW”.

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE TYRANNY OF “SETTLED SCIENCE”

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(Alternative title “PROUD TO BELONG TO THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY”)

Within a few centuries mankind has swung out of the clutches of a tyrannical church into the clutches of a tyrannical “settled” science.  We’re being conditioned to accept what the ruling elite tells us is settled, sometimes in a manner which smacks of Hegelian/ Marxist dialectics.

(SOLEE: “Sommerliebe”)

The Hegelian dialectic has been applied and defined most simply by David Icke as one of “Problem – Reaction – Solution”.

THE PROBLEM-REACTION-SOLUTION PARADIGM

1. Government creates or exploits a problem blaming it on others.

2. The people react by asking the government for help, willing to give up their rights.

3. The government offers the solution that was planned long before the crisis.

CLIMATE CHANGE: WE’RE ALL DOOMED, UNLESS….

We’re being told that the full and unconditional acceptance of the concept of man-caused global climate change is vital if we are going to save our planet from calamity. Similarly, the teaching of evolution as proven fact at the center of all science is now said to be absolutely vital in order to avoid going back to the dark ages of total ignorance. Dissenters-even those with PhD’s –are being dismissed as bumbling idiots or even as menaces to society. Remember that the greatest scientists—the ones most responsible for great discoveries—were creationists. These include Kepler, Newton, Boyle, Bell, Kirby, Maxwell, Pasteur and Carver, among many others: http://www.icr.org/fb/Great-Scientists/

With record cold temperatures being blamed by the government on global warming, I have to wonder if the next pronouncement will be that “two and two make five”.

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IS IT REALLY SETTLED SCIENCE?

In a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and government officials in Jakarta, mid-February, US Secretary of State John Kerry said:

“The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand.”

It’s interesting that the theory of evolution is advanced with the same tactic of short-circuiting any debate or objectivity by insisting that to any “reasonable” person the argument is “settled”. Richard Dawkins, in “The Greatest Show on Earth”, wrote:

“Evolution is a fact. Beyond reasonable doubt, beyond serious doubt, beyond sane, informed, intelligent doubt, beyond doubt evolution is a fact.”

If it’s so settled, why in the same publication, did Mr. Dawkins write this:

“We have no evidence about what the first step in making life was, but we do know the kind of step it must have been. It must have been whatever it took to get natural selection started.”

That doesn’t sound very scientific to me, and neither does it sound like evidence. In fact, his own words are “no evidence”.

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THE PETITION PROJECT

Kerry claimed that “97 percent of scientists” agree that the phenomenon of man-made climate change is real. Is that a true statement? The answer is “no”. As of Sunday 2nd of March a petition signed by scientists who disagree with the idea that global warming is man-made had collected the signatures of 31,487 American scientists, including 9,029 with PhD’s. Here is a statement on the petition web-page:

“The purpose of the Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climatological damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis.

“Publicists at the United Nations, Mr. Al Gore, and their supporters frequently claim that only a few “skeptics” remain – skeptics who are still unconvinced about the existence of a catastrophic human-caused global warming emergency.

“It is evident that 31,487 Americans with university degrees in science – including 9,029 PhDs, are not “a few.” Moreover, from the clear and strong petition statement that they have signed, it is evident that these 31,487 American scientists are not “skeptics.”

“These scientists are instead convinced that the human-caused global warming hypothesis is without scientific validity and that government action on the basis of this hypothesis would unnecessarily and counterproductively damage both human prosperity and the natural environment of the Earth”.

http://www.petitionproject.org/index.php

SILENCING THE OPPOSITION

As usual, the bulk of the news media are with the government, ensuring that the “right message” gets heard. And to feed that right message, Kerry said:

“We simply don’t have time to let a few loud interest groups hijack the climate conversation”.

“We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts.”

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To fulfil the rhetoric, President Obama is busily signing executive orders into law to “combat climate change” without consulting congress-the elected representatives of the people:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/01/obama-creates-climate-change-task-force/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/5/obamas-use-of-executive-orders-to-change-climate-p/?page=all

In the world of evolution, atheists are becoming more desperate to eradicate all belief in creation, and as with all tyrannies, its the kids who are targeted the most. As an example, the New American reported:

Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” …has lately become a secular evangelist, preaching to parents about the dangers of allowing their children to be sucked into believing that someone bigger than man created the earth.

“If you want to deny evolution and live in your world that is completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine. But don’t make your kids do it,because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.”

Waxing reflective, Nye complains that it is a “hard thing” to tolerate people with such imbecilic notions as a God who intelligently designed our living space. “You know, in another couple centuries that worldview, I’m sure, just won’t exist.”

(Ah but Bill-they were saying that two thousand years ago!)

http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/12678-science-guy-attacks-parents-who-teach-children-creation-story

Nye’s comments are interesting and unfortunately not at all unique. They are also rather reminiscent of what Adolph Hitler said on 1 May 1937:

“The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. *** This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.” (2454-PS) http://www.nizkor.org/hweb/imt/nca/nca-01/nca-01-07-means-44.html

THE FLAT EARTH SOCIETY

Another favorite tactic for pressuring people into silence is to threaten them for inclusion with dark-age dolts if they dare to disagree. The old “flat earth” weapon is a beaut. Kerry said:

“We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society,”

Dawkins, in his Review of “Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution”, wrote:

“To claim equal time for creation science in biology classes is about as sensible as to claim equal time for the flat-earth theory in astronomy classes. Or, as someone has pointed out, you might as well claim equal time in sex education classes for the stork theory.”

Well, I for one am very thankful for those storks, and proud to be a member of the flat-earth society!

SHODDY SCIENCE?

Kerry further attempts to intimidate dissenters and us, the general public, by asserting that scientists who disagree with his view are not real scientists:

“We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts.”

Similarly, while there are quite a number of well-credentialed  Creationist scientists (1) and Intelligent Design scientists, Dawkins and other prominent evolutionists dismiss them all and insist that all they have is faith but no science, and that science and “religion” are totally irreconcilable. Dawkins considers faith as “one of the world’s great evils”, and published “The God Delusion” in 2006. He has said:

“It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that)”.

(From Richard Dawkins’ Review of “Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution”).

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SO WHAT’S THE POINT?

Climate change proponents, particularly those in high office, publicly put most of the blame for climate change onto big business, particularly the oil companies. This ensures a large amount of support from people who think that if corporations and big business are cut down to size we’ll all be much better off. Those same politicians neglect to tell us that we will be the ones paying the price in increased food and fuel prices, who will be subject to more controls and surveillance and penalties, and who will be manipulated by more laws, rules and regulations.

The sovereignty of nations is being intentionally subordinated to more control by international bodies under the UN umbrella, so that people in other parts of the world will dictate how you are to live and how much tax money you will part with. We’re being shuffled towards “global governance” (aka global government) by means of the  “problem-reaction-solution” method, in which we are told we are unavoidably independent, if we do not want to succumb to some disaster or other.

But why would some scientists say that they are convinced of man-made global climate change? At least one answer to that is that if they do not, they will be lose their job or will fail to get the grants they need to stay in business. Non-governmental agencies also receive grants and funding for towing the correct line, and therefore members don’t have to go out and  find a proper job like the rest of us do. Some environmentalists believe that mankind is nothing more than a cancer on the earth, or at best an animal no more valuable that a worm or a fish. They wish to see humans diminished in power and presence on the earth.

There has been no global warming for over seventeen years (2), hence the need for proponents to change the working term to “climate change”.  Even if there had been, it would not prove that human activity is the cause. Climate change has been going on since the beginning of the world, but now it’s going to be used as an excuse to get more taxes out of us and to put more controls on us. Every time there’s a tornado or a hot day or a few inches of snow we’ll be told it’s due to the destructive activities and proclivities of human nature.

According to ”Science Nordic” there were farms and fields in Greenland a thousand years ago (3). According to “Science Daily” palms once grew in the Antarctic (4), and if you want to you can get coal for your fire from the North Pole (that is, until President Obama stops you -5). You can read about an ancient forest being found under Alaska’s ice:

“An ancient forest has thawed from under a melting glacier in Alaska and is now exposed to the world for the first time in more than 1,000 years.” (6).

NOTES

1: You can see a list of some Creationist scientists here:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/bios/

2:  http://www.climatedepot.com/

3: http://sciencenordic.com/vikings-grew-barley-greenland

4: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120801132339.htm

5: http://www.northpolecoal.net/bagged_coal.html

6: http://www.livescience.com/39819-ancient-forest-thaws.html

Other related websites/pages:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/nab4/climate-change

http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/

http://www.cornwallalliance.org/alert/cornwall-alliance-releases-an-evangelical-declaration-on-global-warming/

http://www.icr.org/article/will-reducing-carbon-dioxide-solve-global-warming/

THE ULTIMATE ENVIRONMENTALIST

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For the beauty of the earth

For the beauty of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies

Father unto Thee we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.

For the beauty of each hour

Of the day and of the night,

Hill and vale and tree and flower,

Sun and Moon and stars of light

Father unto Thee we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.

For the joy of human love,

Brother, sister, parent, child.

Friends on earth and friends above

For all gentle thoughts and mild

Father unto Thee we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.

For each perfect gift of Thine

To our race so freely given

Graces human and divine

Flowers of earth and buds of heaven

Father unto Thee we raise

This our sacrifice of praise.

By Fulliott Sandford Pierpoint (1835-1917)

There are those who think that the modern environmentalist has come to rescue us all from the evils of human civilization, and particularly from the evils of Christian civilization. It’s all the fault of us Christians that individuals, companies and nations have been enormously greedy, destructive and exploitive.  There are even those who think that it’s high time humans were dethroned as the ruling species on earth, and greatly diminished in number so that animals can rule “again”.

Wait a minute, don’t environmentalists believe we are animals too, like slugs or ducks or chimpanzees? Don’t they believe in natural selection, survival of the fittest and all that? Haven’t we proved to be the fittest? Isn’t there a little hypocrisy going on?

I remember that when I was age eleven my school was exposed to some over-population propaganda, which suggested that we would all be stepping on each other’s heads by the new millennium. When we hear environmentalists and politicians talk of overpopulation, as Mr. Hitler did and used it as part of his excuse to wipe out several million people like flies (see “Mein Kampf”), it’s interesting to get one or two things into perspective.

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The Republic of Ireland, a very small nation, covers 32, 595 square miles.If you don’t know, it’s that little part of the above map that I’ve colored yellow. If you could persuade everyone on earth to be friendly enough (and if the Irish didn’t mind), every person on earth could fit into Ireland and have over 129.8 square feet of space each. If you’ve ever flown over a big country and looked out of the window, you’ve been hard pressed to see any signs of human habitation at all. Yes, some cities are overcrowded, and yes there is a  managable limit to the resources, but the world is a big place.

I’m inclined to agree with those conspiracy theorists who insist that governments increase their control over us and over our money by drawing our attention to a crisis – real, perceived or invented – exaggerating it to scare us with the help of the media which has a similar agenda to those in power, and with the help of those who stand to benefit financially from grants etc., and then offering or forcing the “solution”. The “facts” of  man-caused global warming and climate change have been questioned and denied by many scientists, but dissenters are ignored or silenced, and fear the loss of their positions.

I distinctly remember at the age of fourteen hearing and seeing news reports telling us that we were entering an ice-age.. Just in case you didn’t know, it hasn’t happened, yet.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for being responsible in the way we live, and the way we treat and use our environment and our planet. I’m very much in favor of leaving large parts of the earth in original, unspoiled condition (without stopping humans from enjoying it). I almost agree with Tolkein that the worst thing to happen to the world is the internal combustion engine.

However, long before we are all treading on each other’s heads, The Environmentalist is going to come and put all things right. Who on earth can I mean – some power mad, regulation-addicted control- freak government bureaucrat wanting to count the number of times you pass wind so that he can tax you for it or put you in prison: some self-righteous NGO zealot wishing to hand over three quarters of the earth to “other” animals?  Well actually no: The Environmentalist I’m speaking of is in heaven, and this is a  part of His plan for the future:

“The time has come…for destroying those who destroy the earth” (Revelation 11: 18).

Wow! What a twist! God made the earth, it belongs to Him, and by golly, HE’S the one who’s going to straighten it up and give it a very serious spring clean! And according to that God of the Bible, it’s not just a nasty whiff in the air and a two degree fluctuation in the temperature that’s going to be His focus of attention!

Our culture and our society are as much our environment as is the ocean or the air, and these things concern God far more than whether some of the glaciers have melted or not.

These are the things that defile and destroy God’s creation:

Immorality and the perversion of human relationships instituted by God;

The sacrifice of millions of innocent, helpless little humans;

Greed and selfishness;

Violence and bloodshed;

Occultism and witchcraft (not the pointy hat variety);

Failing to treat the land with respect;

The worship of  nature and man – made gods instead of the Creator;

Sin in general, and

The rejection of His Son.

The Bible describes very graphically what The Environmentalist has planned for the earth:

“…the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare” (2 Peter 3:10).

Now that’s global warming!

But fear not, because those of us who have gone in repentance (actively turning from our sin) to the Son of God, for mercy and forgiveness, are going to live forever in the new heavens and the new earth (Revelation 21: 1).

This will be a perfect, pristine environment physically, aesthetically, morally and spiritually. However,

“…the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur…” (Revelation 21:8).

Here is one tune for the hymn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGI2mu_9EB8