Thursday, July 2, 2015
Posted by fiodax at 5:51 AM
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Do you know the kind of people I like to be around? Moderately honest sinners. They're the best. They're people just being who they are, trying for happiness, trying to extract meaning from life. Sometimes they'll lie about it, but you can always tell, and you're glad for it. They're sinners, they know it. "Sin" just means to miss the mark, but the impressive thing is that they're taking a shot at it. Some of them are atheists and Christian and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and I'm sure there are others too. They're straight and gay, single, married, divorced. Some are rich, some are poor. Some are really nice and a lot of fun, some are real jerks and total bores. Every once in a while they'll try on the suit of a prefabricated persona, just for a break from the chore it is to discover their own, but you can always tell that it doesn't quite fit, and you appreciate them for it. They can't even do that right, thank God. Somehow we've been convinced to applaud the story book successes and then we use them to measure our own happiness. But I've changed my perspective and have come to see that the sinners and strugglers really show us the glory of what it is to be human and how precious is a person with personal passions and heart longing for happiness and purpose.
Posted by fiodax at 9:55 PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Posted by fiodax at 3:37 PM
Friday, May 8, 2015
So, since God's mercy is effective, when he looks upon a sinner and makes a judgement of righteousness upon them, then he necessarily takes the responsibility for their sin upon himself. Just as if a human judge declared an obviously guilty person innocent and let him go free, would not the victim now accuse the judge of a crime? Would the judge not now be culpable for the crime of the person he had mercy on? With God His judgement it is actually effective, meaning if he judges you innocent you are innocent, and naturally, to all those you have victimized, your sin necessarily and totally now falls upon God.
So by God having mercy on a sinners, the victims of those sinners now blame God. But what are we going to do? Crucify Him for it?
There is a reason why Christ is the Judge of mankind, because he is also the one who is willing to take our sin upon himself, by means of his mercy. It is simple enough for Him to simply forgive our sins against Him, it is another thing all together for him to forgive our injustices against each other and for us to still be able to call him just. But as it is, He is both just, and the justifier of those who believe in Him.
The cost of our freedom is suffering, even for God.
Posted by fiodax at 8:42 AM
Sunday, April 5, 2015
I mean, you're already saved, why do you have to keep on coming back and doing it over and over again? Part of me questioned their faith, but ultimately I questioned my own faith too, I rededicated several times growing up.
Posted by fiodax at 8:14 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Posted by fiodax at 8:20 PM
Thursday, February 26, 2015
("a" being the prefix for "without" and "muse" meaning "thought". Without thought. Perfect description, as the programming is doing the thinking for you.)
The fear hustlers make money by selling advertisements to other companies who capitalize on a piggy backed scare tactic. It's how much of modern media works. From ISIS to Ebola to the illuminati and financial meltdown, it's just a way to sell you stuff. They are just applying the old saying "Never let a good crisis go to waste." And the stuff they are selling is over priced cheap goods that are easy to source and distribute, so their margins are huge. And they have to be in order to pay for all the advertising.
|Seriously, this is an email I got from Glenn Beck, "there hasn't been anything like it since a giant meteor wiped out the dinosaurs from the face of the earth"|
WOW!! Please take my money!
If you really want to prepare your family for an emergency, all it takes is a little research and maybe a trip to your local Mormon Store House and you can be pretty well prepared without all the fear that will end up just costing you money.
Turn off the talk radio and the TV while you make your plan, you'll come up with something much more reasonable, effective, and less expensive.
Posted by fiodax at 8:09 AM