Leviticus (2015) on YouTube


Forgot to share this.  This was posted a year ago on YouTube and plays the entire Leviticus album.  It’s a solid album.  Enjoy.

 

 

 

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Beware of the Leaven


Malcolm Smith is a wonderful teacher.  Heard him back in the 90’s and really was able to go beyond the religion box.  As most of you might know, by the late 90’s was getting tired of the religious system, or churchianity.

Here is a video that was recently listened to which was heard back in the early teens.  Be Aware of the Leaven.  Great message.

 

The Burning


Finally nearing the end of the move.  Enjoying the new house.

There have been many things on my mind, especially the last few weeks with the US judicial rulings on gay marriage (oxymoron) and health care, the vaccine ruling in California, and the earthquake concerns in the Pacific Northwest.

Even now, with more things that could be said… it seems best to remain silent and allow consequential judgment to take place.  The world is no longer recognizable as it was in my early years.  We are definitely heading into a new world… for the worse.

Felt this video would be appropriate for now.  When the time comes, more will be said.  But, for now, it seems best to pray and fast for the times ahead.

Ten Books


It’s been interesting to see the type of books that have been added to this individual’s library.

As the quality of books goes down, faster the resolve to pick certain ones up… before they disappear from print.

In fact, books, as we once knew them, appear to be going extinct.  Most now appear to be  escapist amusement… or display of grandiose listings of generalized, functional facts.  The lesson behind the matter is less fluid.

As we see book stores closing down, and a heavy sanitation of subject matter, the more Rod Sterling’s play of the Obsolete Man comes to mind.

What is the new function of the learned?

Research papers are now mostly online based.  Gone are the days when encyclopedia references are displayed proudly at home.  As we gain more conveniences, we find less of a need to question the formulas set upon us — and simply build upon those formulas.  Simply because it works towards the desired result.

Yet we are clueless… to the end result.

Currently, this individual is in the process of moving into a new house.  Just about all of the books are in storage at this point, although found the need to keep ten at bay just prior to the move.

Here is a basic list:

  • The Bible (King James Version)
  • The Scriptures 1998 (Institute for Scriptural Research)
  • Tanach (Stone Edition)
  • Complete Jewish Bible (Stern)
  • The Interlinear Bible (Hebrew/Greek/English, Green)
  • Strong’s Concordance
  • Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary
  • Behold a Pale Horse (Cooper)
  • The New World Order (Epperson)
  • Large fictional book to study as social commentary (shall remain nameless)

Didn’t realize the totality of books actually kept, until now.  And mind you that these are not necessarily the favorites – there are many other good ones on hold (perhaps they will be shared in due season).

But this is the material near my bedside.  It shares some interesting observations.

Which leads to the question – what are the ten books you currently reference? What type of material do they exploit, and what purpose do they serve?

It may tell you something.

Anyways, that is it for now.  Go ahead and watch the Episode if you haven’t yet.  Good night.

The Origin is The Future: Babylon and the American Spirit


This time, would like to share an old, forgotten video that provides a very well-researched presentation from the Scriptures and early sources using an interlinear approach.  The speaker here is Rick Coombes, a departed soul who allows the truth to be unearthed… regardless of his traditions or opinions.

There are many things that can be said on Babylon (which will be referenced in later posts), but this video gives meat and is one of my favorite references.

If your appetite is wetted after this, a suggestion would be to focus on one of the main heads of the Babylonian system… by reading The Two Babylons by Alex Hislop.  A great read.

Current Audio of The Two Babylons (maybe one day will create own reading):

Online Discussion and its Future


Good evening,

Thought of sharing observations on the future of online discussion and participation. Been noticing how, over time, community-based discussion have taken place in much more blanket, yet regulated, domains.

This is a rather disturbing trend. Let the following explain.

For instance, when this individual first came online back in the late 1990’s, discussion was much more thought-provoking and productive, while being loosely structured… leading its participants to further truths and realization.  This structure was mainly due to individual, personal relationship — a strict focus of subjects that group participants could strongly engage with and learn by.

As time progressed, we eventually lost this focus.  Discussions have become more of an amusement, relying on generalized conversation.  We have lost the ability to muse, reconfigure, and test words that are posted — in fear that objection and criticism will greatly falter when brought to the main groupthink.  We are now able to collectively vote, while nearby dwellers, family members, and mere acquaintances are generally labeled as friends, equally entertaining themselves in the matters at hand.

In this man’s view, the word friend is a strong word.  They are as precious as gold and shouldn’t be seen as extra stars being added to your grade report.

This desire to be revered by peers has lead to an overwhelming weight of peer-pressure.  Critical thoughts are withheld for the betterment of one’s reputation.  Sentences have to be witty, noticeable, and extremely bombastic.  In the end, we get something cute… but doesn’t hold any meaningful substance.

Nowadays, commercial sites have taken a strong hold over community discussion, in which the user becomes fodder for subliminal ad attacks and in-app purchases.  Global marketplaces which need more and newer sheep to be sheared.

As long as the conveniences remain open and updated, the stall line keeps moving. Yet where is it going?  And does anyone care?

Social media, with the overwhelming variety of tools available, has lead to less meaningful activity and unmindful relationships.  We do not realize we are being starved.  Knowledge is handed to us upon a silver platter, upon demand, while the journeyman’s work ethic lays bare. There is nothing to do… but stay put and take the global influence.

And, because of this, our hands show no hardness.  Our experiences are merely downloaded from others before us.  Even though our minds are molded by those who we have never heard of, we remain loyal for the scraps.

As the years go by, this person has noticed a major attack being waged against the usage of words.  Although, in first-world countries, we are told we have the freedom of speech… we are becoming more and more afraid to speak the truth.  Because, day by day, that truth is less and less popular.  Especially when we see influential people speak contrary to that truth.

Are we growing?  Perhaps… as a larger, tastier vegetable.

The substance, though, is dearly lacking.

Image Culture


As society degrades, we have slowly seen the elimination of words. Social media has taken us away from informative books and critical news… into peeping Toms, gossipers,  and partakers of amusements. What has led us towards this demise?

There was a quote once heard some years back from Gail Riplinger,  from her studies on doctored bible versions. In essence,  she said that we are slowly being led away from a word-based culture to an image-based culture. This transition has led us to a completely new and power way of being manipulated, to the point where reality subsides to a well-maintained fantasy structure.

Instead of posting words, for instance, we now post pictures to display our thoughts, even though they are usually created by someone else. In order to save time and effort, we now text in general jargon than participate in a common dailogue. And with all the effective communication resources now available, it now seems we are having a harder time communicating. And that means we’re having a hard time understanding.

This is not the first time in history such a culture has existed. We’ve seen it many times before. In ages past, many would worship an image to give them substinance. Such images would provoke certain responses toward a crowd – eventually controlling their way to salvation. From the idols in the Pantheon… to the cross of Tamus, these images contain us in an idealistic mold, a system which purpose is to make one do something for someone else’ gain.

This is why it is important for us to take notice of where we’re going… and what “isms” are taking us there. Politically. Religiously. Financially. Culturally.

True education lies in our present awareness and situation.  And as soon as we plug our screen into someone else’s wiring, we better check our drive upstairs – because, most likely, someone has gotten to it earlier.