I have a friend named Shawn who posted a meme (shown below) that stated it was better to arm teachers and train them to protect children instead of making them all the equivalent of sitting ducks. And, as usual when this type of things happens, the accusations and arguments started flying. Now Shawn is an awesome guy. He’s a good ole Nebraska boy who made Colorado his home many years ago. He teaches special education and is also a certified mountain survival guide. I used to work with Shawn, so I do know a little about him, and I for one would have no problem with someone like him carrying a concealed weapon to protect one of my kids. But there was one lady who threw a fit and who had plenty to say on the matter that I am going to copy and paste here so she is not misquoted.
First, she started out with this:
“Seriously? We r going to send our little ones to an institution that has the people who train our kids approx. 6 hrs a day, to carry guns? Ummm, that’s called jail, prison, correctional facility. No tx! And assuming these teaches feel “comfortable” carrying guns. Hello? Toot toot, the reality train is leaving from la la land. All aboard! Just sayin’”
Well, I’m sure I will catch plenty of flack for what I am about to say here by many, (of those who even bother to read this and read it all the way through) but I believe I have just as much right to express my opinion here as anyone else; so here goes. I am going to copy my responses to this lady here and then I am going to explain my reasoning for those responses afterward. (For those who are still reading.)
This was my response to her first remark above:
“So…metal detectors at schools before they can even walk in…parents who have to line up their cars outside and wait up to an hour to pick up their kids and have the matching decal hanging from the mirror that goes with their kid to even pick them up….talk about JAIL!! I know what I’d do if I were a teacher….if no one knew I had it there would be no harm and if there was a “situation” they would be glad I had it. They make clothes now specifically designed to accommodate those who have a concealed carry license and the kids would be none the wiser. Which would be a heck of a lot less like jail.”
This woman went on and on with statements like this. Again, I am copying and pasting her posts, I am not making this up. These are some of her responses:
“Ok. Once again. Solving violence with violence is not the answer. It’s time for that antiquated, cave-manish, wild West thinking to be done. Wake up to the 21st century. Some of us want to evolve. Most of us I dare say.”
Then she said this:
“Hey maybe when they invent a time machine you can go back in time to a less law, more violent time that suits you.”
“Instead, let’s come up with a better, more civilized appropriate solution. Not everyone feels comfortable with guns and furthermore it is insensitive pushing your view on those folks. Most people don’t want more guns. That’s all I’m saying. Be a little more sensitive.”
Hmm…I wonder who’s really trying to push their view on others here…
And she went on to say this:
“Bottom line is, unless you are personally involved, and completely knowledgeable of the situation, you are speaking from ignorance. Just. Don’t. I’m done.”
And I responded to her with this:
Every “non-violent” society in the “lawless past” has been wiped out because they either refused to fight back, or were ill equipped to fight those who attacked them. Those who did survive, had people who were willing to do their dirty work for them, and fight. It’s a fact that we have not been attacked as a country in the past because of the mere fact that they knew our citizens had guns. This is not an “unevolved” mentality, it is a smart mentality. People who want to be able to protect their own and their country are not apes dragging their arms on the ground with guns. They are people who actually have the balls to do what chicken shit Liberals do not….as they sleep safe and sound in their homes (for the most part) and spout off their mouths like they are oh so “enlightened” all the while forgetting those rights and that safety have been, and continue to be, earned by what? Men with guns! But that’s the Liberal mentality. Always wanting the benefits of what someone else earns for them with no respect and no gratitude. Sometimes you fight fire with fire. And fighting against evil and calling it evil does not make it evil. It’s just two groups of people who have guns. But one group has common sense and respect, while the OTHER group, the ACTUAL EVIL group, does not!! Just because a person or persons is willing to fight back does not make them evil. That’s distorted thinking. Do two wrongs make a right? We say no. But defining the “wrong” in that question is really the issue here. And Liberals have it all messed up, and THEY are the real idiots who are too blind to even see it because they are too busy believing they are “enlightened” and more “evolved” than everyone else…
…And while I am at it, I’ll just say this. HOW DARE YOU tell ANYONE they don’t have a “dog in the fight” just because they didn’t lose someone or know someone directly who lost someone in one of these tragedies. HOW DARE YOU say that those people are insensitive. I for one, may not have lost anyone directly or know someone directly affected, but I can tell you without a doubt that I am fully aware of the fact that my grandson, who is just 6 years old, could be a target of some mentally ill, irrational, evil person on any given day. Just like anyone else. And for someone to say that I “have no say” in the matter but I should give up MY gun is just one more example of distorted thinking. “Oh hey, you need to give up your gun, but you have no say in the matter because you never lost anyone, and you don’t know anyone who has.” Yeah right. NO! It doesn’t work that way! I want my grandson protected, just like anyone else would. I would be far more willing to trust a good man who is a teacher (like Shawn) with a gun around my grandson than try to take comfort in knowing that they are all just sitting ducks.”
Now, I know my responses may seem harsh to some, but in my fifty years of life, I have learned a few things. One of which being that sometimes when you are talking to certain people, you have to speak a language they understand. If you come across as weak or unsure of what you are saying, they will not give any credence to it. That’s just the way it is. So, given the way she was speaking out and responding to others in the feed, I felt this was probably the best approach. Not to be mean or disrespectful, because that really wasn’t my intent. Just matter of fact, and to the point. Just like sometimes, when you are dealing with a violent person, they only thing they are going to understand is when you have to be violent back to them. Otherwise, you end up severely beaten, or dead. Using violence to protect yourself against violence does not make you a violent person. The two are not synonymous. That is distorted thinking, which I will get into.
When I was growing up, I had plenty of girls come at me and wanting to fight. Usually over some stupid boy, I had no interest in, and especially no interest in fighting over; but whatever. I was often accused of things I had never even done. They would say they heard I called them a bitch, or had stolen their boyfriend. Often times, I didn’t even know who the girl was, so there was no reason for me to call her any names. Other times, I had no idea who the boy was, or that he had been going out with her before he started going out with me. People who want to fight and be ugly just plain want to fight and be ugly. Even if it means making up reasons to do it. Now, I hate confrontation to this day. I do not like it and will do everything I can to avoid it, even to my own detriment. And I learned early on, especially in these situations with these girls who were often bigger and/or older than I was, to be a real fast talker. I would say things like, “Well, I don’t remember calling you a bitch, but if I did, I am really sorry.” To me, that was better than admitting to something I didn’t even do, and even though I didn’t want to be in that situation, I didn’t want to admit to something I didn’t do even more. But there were times, I apologized to them for things I never said or did. Why? Because it’s really hard to argue with a person who has said they are sorry. But there were a few that were determined to hurt me no matter what I said and came after me. I had two choices. Get beat up, or fight back. I chose to fight. This had nothing to do with me being a violent person or loving violence. It had everything to do with me protecting myself and not getting beat up! I talked to my brother, who gave me some tips, and I still did everything I could to talk my way out of it; but when they came at me, I didn’t back down. And, sad to say, I have been in my fair share of fights, whether from my days in school or random bar fights or at parties or concerts. This isn’t something I am proud of, and as I have gotten older, fortunately, this has been far less necessary. (Plus I quit hanging out in bars and don’t really go to concerts anymore either.) As I have gotten older, I have also learned that there have been a lot of other women (and some guys) that were/are just plain scared of me. I’m not bragging and I’m certainly not always happy about it. Often times I have been nothing but nice to a person and been shocked to find that they were scared of me, and it just is what it is. But something happens when you know how to handle yourself and what you are capable of. Something happens when you know that you can protect yourself. I took kick boxing as an adult and became even more confident in my abilities, and I became less of a target and less of a victim. I’m still a nice person and treat people with kindness whenever I can, and I’m sure that is what makes me look like a good target to some people-and boy were they in for a rude awakening. But I guess to those who are even more unsure of themselves than I am, I can come across as intimidating to them. Plus, when you’ve had more than your fair share of boyfriends who have tried to beat on you and you’ve had to learn to fight back…it changes you. I am definitely not proud of that either, but I have had to do it, and I did, and I am a survivor. I will not apologize for it. And maybe that’s the difference between me and a lot of those people who put far too much trust in others. I learned early on in life that no one was coming to save me, and that the sometimes, the very people you think are going to protect you end up being the ones who victimize you. I learned I had to protect myself, and that relying on myself was often times a far better option than relying on others. It’s a sad situation, but it’s reality too. And wishing things to be different didn’t change a single thing.
Let’s be realistic here. The predators prey on the weak. They LOOK for signs of weakness in every group of people; just like predatory animals do. It’s never the bull in the herd of Elk they go after, it’s the young, the old, and the sick, for example. Unfortunately, predatory people aren’t much different. Just watch their eyes. Predatory animals have their eyes in front and are constantly looking straight ahead. Animals that are often preyed upon have eyes that are more on the sides of their heads, and they are constantly darting their eyes back and forth. Always watching. Always looking for a threat. People aren’t much different. Our eyes are in the front of our heads and we face very few threats for the most part. We are considered to be at the top of the food chain in the Animal Kingdom, and for good reason. But watch other people’s eyes. You will soon see what I mean. But more on people and animals later. My point is that a person who chooses to fight back is not necessarily a violent person, and unfortunately yes, sometimes, violence IS the only answer. I will say it again; sometimes you have to speak a language they understand.
After every mass shooting, especially involving children, you see the emails, the videos, the posts on Facebook start to fly. Everyone with their own argument as to why there needs to be more gun control or why there doesn’t. I try not to get too involved in it, but sometimes, it’s just not that easy for me. Because quite honestly, I don’t think anyone is going to change their minds or position on the matter. That’s the way society is these days. Everyone is busy talking, and no one is listening. But for those who MIGHT be willing to at least TRY to keep an open mind, here are what I think are some very important things to consider.
There are many out there who would like to see more “gun control” though there isn’t much solid information on what that really looks like or how that’s defined; and, what it looks like keeps changing. I know there are plenty of people who are afraid of guns and would be happy to see them taken from everyone, regardless of the shape, size, or “capabilities” of said gun. They just want them all gone. But then, I would suppose these people are afraid of blood, vomit, and their own shadows too, so there’s that. (Go ahead start lashing out now-I stand by what I say.) But I can tell you first hand that most of these people have never had to defend themselves in any way in all their lives.
There are those who argue that it’s just the “assault” weapons that need to be taken or clips that hold a large a amount of rounds. That the government ISN’T TRYING TO TAKE OUR GUNS, and those who are concerned about it are just plain crazy or conspiracy theorists. But they fail to remember the story of the frog. That being, that if you put a frog in boiling water to try and cook it, it will just jump out. But if you put a frog in cool or warm water and turn the heat up slowly, it will sit there and adjust to the temperature as it rises. By the time it realizes that it needs to jump out, it will be too late.
I think these people also put far too much trust in governments, in my opinion; who have in the past done UNSPEAKABLE things to their citizens, and that includes the United States, if someone bothers to take a look. But when you want the government to feed you, dress you, give you free health care, and and even free cell phones, why would you question them? Do you really think O’Bama gave all those people free cell phones out of the kindness of his heart? If you think he did, I would tell you that you might want to think again. And, as a person who worked at Social Services, I can also attest to how MOST of these people see “free stuff” as this thing that magically appears out of nowhere from the government and is given to them. They make no connection whatsoever to the fact that tax payers are footing the bill for all of it; and those who do, simply do not care as long as they get what they want…for free. There’s a whole bunch of them who lie to get this “free stuff” and feel like it is owed to them. And Social Services has, in return, created an atmosphere where you do not turn people in for lying and getting benefits they are not eligible for. Even giving everyone a “cute” little poem upon hiring called “on the other side of the desk” that basically says that they are fully aware that there are many people lying, but if it were you, you might lie too. So, we aren’t going to do anything about it. In a town of over 150,000 people, they cut back their investigators to find and prosecute these people who are lying and stealing from us tax payers to ONE. Let me repeat that. ONE.
And let’s be clear here. There is a BIG different between entitlements and benefits. HUUUUUUGE. An entitlement is something you have paid into in order to get a return later on, like Social Security, or a retirement plan. Benefits typically are not earned. You heard of friends with “benefits.” Men love this because they get to have the benefits of an intimate relationship without having to earn them. (Some women too) And it’s the same way with things like Medicaid, AFDC, WIC, and on the list goes. These are things that people get if they are “eligible” and meet the requirements, (usually providing proof that they are indigent and unable to care for themselves on their own) and it’s paid for entirely by the tax payers. Many would argue that if they once worked and pay taxes, that they should be able to get these benefits, even if it means lying, and they are perfectly capable of caring for themselves. Many of them never worked a day in their lives.
Now, there are many good hearted folk out there who want to help people. I am one of them, and that’s why I went to work for Social Services in the first place. But to be honest, it really left a bad taste in my mouth. I have no problem helping people who need it. I do have a problem with people who work hard every day and then have what they have worked for taken from them before they even see it, and then it’s given to someone who is lying to get it. I guarantee you, if people had a choice about having their money taken from them before they even saw it, and where that money would go; things would be a LOT different. A LOT. But I digress. While I can go on and on about this, it is not the issue.
Maybe the government doesn’t want to take all our guns from us…right now. But guess what? That doesn’t mean I should give mine up now. Because what if that situation changes later on? THAT is the real point here. It’s not people like myself think the government wants to take our guns (though some might) it’s that we are making sure they don’t and never do! The bigger and more corrupt our government gets, the less faith I have in them and that they will never try to force us into a tyrannical dictatorial situation. They have given me very little reason to trust them, especially of late. But many people fail to see that and put complete trust in our “wonderful” government, who only “wants to take care of them”—or so they think. I mean, it IS their job after all, which they have failed miserably at doing on many occasions. Just look at the Native Americans and how well the gov has taken care of them. Look at the people who legitimately live on welfare. They all live in poverty and often times have to make choices as to whether they buy food or the medication they need. Yet many people will not look at that either, even though the proof is there they will not open their eyes and they will not see. And for those who are completely dependent upon the government…they will NEVER agree willingly to give up their only means for survival. No matter how crappy their existence is. Those who truly cannot take care of themselves know all too well that without the help of the taxpayers, they might very well cease to exist at all. And that animal instinct to survive will kick in full force when they feel threatened.
There are many people who also fail to realize that no government that was corrupt and took over the people, ever started out saying that they were going to do these things. There were plenty of people who thought Hitler was the answer, and supported him. There were plenty of people who thought he was a good guy and bought into all his tactics and lies. And a lot of these people were not evil, they were just brain washed into believing that they were doing the right thing. They honestly thought they were doing good, because of a perceived threat, they were told existed by Hitler. But these governments that took over the people and then exploited and abused them did it little by little, one step at a time. Usually by convincing the people fairly early on that they were safe/unsafe and needed to give up their guns. They didn’t tell them that later they would take everything else they owned, force them into poverty and starvation and execute anyone who doesn’t go along with it or tries to fight back. I guarantee you Stalin and people like him didn’t tell the people what they had in mind. That came later. And that’s the way it works. That’s a fact, and unfortunately, that’s reality. Power corrupts, and complete power corrupts completely. Maybe the government will never try to take all of our guns and become a tyrannical dictatorship. That doesn’t mean I have to give them the chance to, though, either.
Besides Hitler and Stalin, there are many others, and we STILL see it today in North Korea and many others places if we just look. There are still many people out there like that, and always will be. So, how can we reasonably say that we as a people have evolved and become more enlightened and need to give up our guns? Do you really think these people are just going to go away or fade into the background and leave you alone merely because you asked them to? You really think the government is going to protect you? I never saw a bunch of more corrupt, selfish, greedy, lying people in my life than most of the politicians in government. And you want me to believe that they as a whole give a rats ass about me and taking care of me? No, I don’t think so. Maybe some of them do, and some of them try. But eventually, they get blackmailed, or end up giving into what everyone tells them they should do if they want to keep their jobs. Our government is corrupt, whether you want to believe it or not, and the good ones are fighting for their lives just to keep some semblance of stability and peace in our nation. But I for one, would not trust a politician any further than I could throw them. And I sure would not wait around and rely on them to take care of and protect me. If a plane drops North Korean soldiers on our property, I for one don’t want to wait for the National Guard or police to show up. By then it will all be over. I would rather go out trying to protect myself and my family, and while I may not be successful, I also just might be!! Especially if all my family and neighbors were here to help. I also find that a much better option than being captured, raped and tortured for God knows how long too.
You know what our government did in their “infinite wisdom” after Hurricane Katrina? I mean aside from the fact that FEMA was a disaster itself and left vast numbers of people without the help they so desperately needed. (And they still are, I might add.) No, I’m talking about how they decided to pass a gun ban in New Orleans. So, the law-abiding citizens gave up their guns and the criminals did not. You know what happened? The crimes were even worse, and the crime rate went through the roof. Law abiding citizens became sitting ducks, and the criminals knew it. Just Google the two words rape and Katrina and you will soon see a completely different picture of how taking guns from people makes them more of a victim. There was a book written by a woman who told her story of how a man and his son would come over to her place and they would both rape her EVERY DAY. I wish I could remember her name or the title of the book, but I can’t and I need to move on here. I’m sure you can find it if you only look.
Moving on now.
Now, regarding government take overs, and the like, I know that these mass shootings involving our schools and children is not a just perceived threat, but a very real one. But I hope you get the actual point here. We, as a country, need to be careful about who we believe the enemy is. Because often times, it isn’t really who or what we think it is.
The Second Amendment says, “A well regulated militia being NECESSARY to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms, SHALL NOT be INFRINGED.” (Emphasis mine.) Let me just say this. It has already been INFRINGED upon! Since the Amendment was ratified in 1791, it has been pretty clear what that meant, and that all citizens have the right to keep and bear arms…that is until later on; and especially more recently. Now we have to have debates about what a “militia” actually is, and what “well regulated” means. We have to argue about whether the rights of the militia are greater than the rights of the individual, aka the People. It’s just ridiculous, really. But nevertheless, these debates continue, and rarely does the Supreme Court rule in the favor of the individual-perhaps never. I have not found any circumstances in my searches, but my searches have not been extensive. I’m just saying that what I HAVE found, are examples of the court ruling against an individual’s right to bear arms when challenged through the legal system. Every time. Gee the establishment that gets to decide the fate of the individual ruling against the individual-go figure!
But debates aside, I think this Amendment is indicative of something very important. Our forefathers knew all too well what it was like to live in a society where governments, monarchies or dictators took over; and wanted our citizens to be able to form a militia against a tyrannical government, if needed, and stop that from happening. And to be honest, in all the history of the world, it wasn’t that long ago, and is quite demonstrative of how evil some people really are and always will be! And as an aside, I am sure that there are many Native Americans who can attest to how many tribes were completely wiped off the face of this continent because even though they tried to fight back, they didn’t have guns, are were no match for those who did.
Now, I’m sure there are some who would consider me “anti-government” or whatever else, and that simply isn’t the case. What I AM saying though, is that the government was set up to work for us. We the People. To be limited, and accountable to us. And it is no longer that way, and it’s disturbing, and quite frankly, illegal.
The FBI defines a mass shooting as any shooting that involves the death of at least four persons, including the shooter. Four is not a number that I personally would consider as a “mass” of anything. Nor is the fact that maybe it was gangsters fighting against each other or anything like that taken into consideration. i.e. criminals killing criminals. No, people need to think that all these deaths are the deaths of completely innocent people. And, if the shooter is shot or kills themselves, making the number found; then it’s a “mass” shooting, of which one of the “victims” is the shooter themselves. So, when you hear that there have been X number of mass shootings in our country, just beware of the fact that this number is meant to sound far worse than it is. I am not saying that mass shootings are not a problem. That’s not it at all. What I am saying is that people are being misled to believe the problem is far worse than it is. That it’s out of control and if we don’t act in a hurry it may be too late, because innocent people are being dropped like flies out there. Now why would they do that? Hmmm…. Again, this is not to say we don’t have a problem that needs fixed. We definitely do. But this is not a problem that demands split second decisions with little thought behind them, either. Yes, the sooner the better. I am not happy to see anyone hurt or killed. Not even one, as they like to say. But we DO need to think this through!
Moving on now. Guns are a weapon. So is a bow and arrows, knives, bombs, fighter jets, submarines, and well, you get the picture, I hope. The only difference in these things is their efficacy. A person could just as easily use their fists, a fork, a pencil, or an axe. But would it be effective in a situation where they are outmatched? I always think of that movie Crocodile Dundee where he’s up against this guy who pulls a knife on him, and he says, “That ain’t a knife. THIS is a knife.” Then he pulls out a knife that is huge compared to the knife the other guy is holding. It’s easy to laugh at a moment like that in a movie, but there is a lot of truth to it. I am reminded of another scene in another movie where I think it was Harrison Ford whose character finds himself being threatened by a man with a knife. The man starts swinging it around and showing just how versed he is with his weapon. Harrison Ford’s character rolls his eyes, pulls out his gun and shoots him. (I’m pretty sure it was a Raiders of the Lost Arc movie.) Another scene that’s easy to laugh at, but holds again, another truth to it. The fact of the matter is, you don’t want to get into a battle where you are unmatched. We like to say there are “rules” to fighting, and that we are “civilized” but are we really? Just because we don’t do this or that but still do something else, that somehow makes it better or ok? How does that work, exactly? Why isn’t anyone demanding that jet fighters and submarines be banned and grounded? Why is ANYONE making nuclear bombs? Think about it. We say, “Oh we need those for the military. We need those to protect ourselves.” Well, isn’t owning a gun the same thing? The only difference is who we are giving the power to protect us. And let me remind you, that collateral damage is a very real acceptance in any government when it comes to war. We are nothing to them as long as they win, and “protect” more innocent people than they actually kill. On our side, that is. Killing masses of THEIR people who are equally innocent is of no consequence. Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Do you really think all those people actually deserved to die? And to think that this was really just a “show of force.” They COULD have chosen cities that were far more populated. So, I guess that makes it ok. But….what about saving JUST ONE innocent life?
I love how those who would like to take away everyone’s guns get on TV and queue the tears and tell us how if they could just save ONE life, it would be worth it. REALLY? Then you turn around and authorize a drone to attack somewhere else, with no regard to ANY innocent lives whatsoever that may be lost in the process? Or tell women it’s okay to abort a baby just days before it’s born or even in the birth canal? People are a bunch of hypocrites, that all I can say about that. Anyone who has ever played a game of chess knows that the pawns are expendable, and often times all the pieces except the King and Queen are. Yet they want to act like they don’t understand how wars are fought or how crime is fought, or understand that at any time on any given day, they may very well be that pawn. I would really like to know what makes them think they are so special that something like that could not ever happen to them. We are a spoiled nation, and for the most part, a pretty safe one; but we are by no means immune to becoming a victim to anyone or any other country just because we have bought into this ideology that we are somehow special and therefore immune. That’s not crazy talk, it’s not conspiracy theory. It’s reality. Ask anyone who has ever been if victim if they ever thought it would happen to them, and guess what their answer will be.
I have had one friend on Facebook say, “Your prayers don’t mean sh*t! We need gun control.” Or another who said that prayers and thoughts for the innocent victims and families do nothing, and so they think the guns should be taken from everyone and offer THEM prayers and thoughts for the loss of their guns.
I get it. When you have lost someone, and you are hurting, there is very little that will console you. But let’s be objective here a minute. Do you really believe that just because a person does not want to give up their guns that they just don’t care? The two are not synonymous, I’m sorry. It just doesn’t work that way. In fact, it’s because they DO care and want to protect themselves and our country that they want to KEEP their guns and be able to carry and use them if needed. Have you ever noticed that most of these attacks seem to happen in “gun free zones?” Why do you think that is? I mean, seriously. You don’t see some guy going onto a military base and shooting up people do ya? Why? Because they know that most likely those people all have guns, know how to use them, and they’d be dead meat! Conversely, these shooters also know that the chances of their success, survival, and killing the most people to make their “mark” in the world are FAR greater in a gun free zone.
And as for prayer, there is scientific evidence that it DOES work, and there are documented miracles as well. People who think God is like a genie in a bottle and that prayer works the same way are just being flat out ridiculous. It doesn’t work that way. And while any of us would love to see the starving fed, and diseases eradicated, and all those other wonderful things, we need to remember that sin has consequences even unto many generations later. And while God may be ultimately in control, this world belongs to the evil one right now. Remember when he told Jesus he would give him the world if Jesus would just bow down and worship him? Well, he wasn’t offering up anything he didn’t have to give. This is a fallen world that belongs to him. And if one actually read a Bible they would understand that even in cases where the prayers were answered, it took a while, because the angels God sent were being blocked by demons and they had to fight their way through. They would also understand more importantly that following God’s laws are where the blessings come from. We are entitled to nothing, and we are not like God. Who do we think we are to question God or challenge what God says is best? It’s that same old lie that gets us into trouble every time…you shall be like God. And we take a bit of that apple anyway. But hey, that’s just religious gobblety-gook, right? Anyone who believes that stuff has to be at the very least naïve or an idiot, if not crazy right? And yet people will believe in karma, astrology, and worship anything under and including the sun, as long as it’s not God. I mean, there’s no proof of a big bang anywhere, nor is there proof of evolution. They are all just theories. They even tell you they are theories. But because some guys in white coats with initials after their names said it, it must be true, right? Seems to me it takes just as much faith to believe those things as it does to believe in God and the Bible. And why is it that all people seem to have within them this desire to worship…something? Or is it a desire to worship God that went wrong somewhere along the line? But hey, I get it. That’s crazy talk.
Well, if you prefer the scientific explanation for it all; how bout this? I think I learned this in Junior High and it’s pretty basic science. “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” That’s pretty easy, right. How bout this? “Garbage in, garbage out.” Take your pick. I don’t think I need to keep going to get my point across here. When you allow schools and science and those around you to tell you that God isn’t real, and all the stories in the Bible are not history, but a myth; what do you really think the outcome is going to be? When people are basically being told there are no consequences for their actions whether from God or from the teacher, or anyone else; what is their incentive to be good? Just for the sake of being good? That isn’t going to happen. Give a child a trophy just for “participating.” What do they learn? They sure don’t learn that they have to be good to earn anything. They in fact, learn entitlement. Add to that parents who give a child whatever they want if they just throw a fit. What happens when that child encounters a situation where pouting and throwing a fit doesn’t work? They up the ante, that’s what! All the while behaving worse and worse to get what they want, because that has worked for them in the past, and they were rewarded for it! Add to that parents who won’t discipline their children and teachers who aren’t allowed to. What does that teach them? Just more of the same. There are no consequences to their actions, one way or the other. They should be allowed to do what they want and be rewarded with whatever they want, whenever they want. Whether their actions warrant it or not. Add to that the large population of parents who are abusive and/or uninvolved whatsoever in their children’s lives. Add to that criminals who are given chance after chance to keep on committing crimes, with no real sense of justice whatsoever. Add to that misogynist music like rap, that teaches kids that it’s okay to call women whores and bitches and basically a lack of respect for not only women, but people in general. Songs like F*ck the Police, and that a gangster life or life of crime is somehow glamorous. Add to that movies and video games that do the same thing. Add to that the mental health epidemic and all those who have problems and can’t get help for it. Even people with insurance have very limited mental health benefits, and even if they do, can’t afford it. Hospitals turn people back out on the street because they don’t have the room or the money to keep them. That’s what is wrong here. Not the fact that guns exist. And it’s THESE are the people who are committing these horrible crimes. Not your law abiding citizens who just want to protect themselves, their families, and their country. But it’s the law abiding citizens who will be the only ones who end up losing anything. Not the criminals. They are criminals and will never give up anything. They take, they lie, they steal. That’s WHAT. THEY. DO. Passing some stupid law fixes nothing. They have no respect or regard for the law! And those law abiding people who have guns and just might save your life one day? They can’t do it. Because too many people bought into the lies they were told.
No, my prayers may not mean sh*t to a person who has no belief in God, right and wrong, morals, or anything else a Christian stands for; but that is not the fault of the Christian. Nor does it warrant an attack on them or what they believe and stand for. Because I guarantee you, what they believe and stand for is far better than what most people do. Whether they want to acknowledge it or not, that’s the truth of it. Trying to call Christians crazy and make them out to be bigots, haters, and evil is just plain hypocrisy. It’s the equivalent of a four year old throwing a fit and demanding to be able to do whatever they want. Then they turn around and blame them when the world has gone to hell and fallen apart; and don’t they understand why. They fail to see how one bad apple spoils the bunch. They fail to look at how what one seemingly innocuous act ends up being a catalyst for even worse things later on down the road. They just do not get it, nor do they want to. They don’t see how having pasta laden with heavy cream and other foods full of trans fats for supper every night can be all that bad. But over time, they end up fat, then sick, then on the verge of death. Then they want to turn around and blame the fork for everything they did to themselves. Just like a four year old. God forbid they recognize that they themselves made poor decisions and take responsibility for their own actions! NO! We need to take away the forks and knives from everybody because look what’s happening! It sounds ridiculous right? But it’s the same thing with guns. The only difference is that a gun is a more efficient weapon for killing a person if it isn’t used properly. But a fork and knife are a weapon that kill far more people every year than guns do; they just aren’t as efficient. They aren’t as messy, violent, or obvious as a gun is. And if a person used a knife as a weapon to kill another person, (or even a fork) don’t think for one minute that it’s not as dangerous, messy, or violent. You just have to get a little closer to the person to do it. With a knife, they just have to be in throwing range. And if you have a vest that will hold several knives and you are trained with them you could easily kill a lot of people in a very short amount of time. Knives can be a very real threat, even to a person with a gun. Don’t fool yourselves. I wonder if they will try to ban those next when taking the guns doesn’t work? But here again, the guns are indeed a far more effective weapon in most cases.
And let me tell you, they have found plenty of evidence that the stories in the Bible are true and that many of those things happened. A man has found two monuments on both sides of the Red Sea that clearly point out where the Israelites crossed; with old chariots buried deep beneath the water. They have found Noah’s Arc. And just so you know, there is more than one account of the great flood that’s found in the Bible. Look up the Epic of Gilgamesh if you don’t believe me. Sound familiar? Only the names have changed, but the story remains the same. The people that live in the area of what used to be Sodom and Gomorrah? They know exactly where the pillar of salt is that used to be Lot’s wife. Not only that, but they have found the ruins of these cities and all the remains of balls of sulfur that fell from the sky. They have found so much evidence that supports the fact that the Bible is not just full of myths, but truths of actual history, it isn’t even funny. They have even found remains of giants, but keep that carefully hidden away from the general population, too. I could go on and on. But no one really wants to talk about that, and I have to wonder why. My guess is that there are a bunch of people out there acting like four year olds who believe that no one is going to tell them they can’t do exactly what they want. No one is going to tell them that there is a God and that there is in fact a price to pay for all the wrong you do. They have rationalized and reason all their “sins” away and believe God isn’t real. What a shame. But, guess what? That doesn’t change a thing. Truth will always be truth, whether you want to recognize it, or ignore it, or hide it under a rug. There are consequences to raising a society of people who have never learned self-control. There are consequences to raising a society of people who have never learned to comfort themselves. There are consequences to raising a society of people who have never been taught to problem solve and work through their issues. There are consequences to raising a society where children are not allowed to fail and learn from those failures. And there are consequences to raising a society of people who believe God and Jesus are just a myth.
There are also consequences to raising up societies who do not understand that “big city life” has left many people in the dark about how the world really works, and that life is cruel and ugly sometimes and they in the city rarely have to face those things, let alone deal with them.
I used to live near Denver, and this is a prime example. I had taken my girls up there to the Art Museum and we then went to a fast food restaurant for lunch. As I was a vegan at the time, I ordered a chef salad and told the young girl behind the counter that I didn’t want any meat on it. She then asked me, “Well, do you still want the bacon bits on it then?” I said, “No. That’s meat.” She looked at me dumbfounded, and then said, “ok.”
This girl, who has never lived on or near a farm or ranch, has no idea where meat even comes from! Many city folk are growing up thinking that it’s just something that you get from the grocery store and have no idea of what goes into raising beef, chickens, or sows. (To name a few.) They don’t get that a sow or a pig is the same thing as bacon. Or that hamburger comes from a cow. And what’s worse is they have no idea of what goes into keeping some animals from killing others, mother animals who will not nurse their young, or even eat them. They have no idea how cruel Mother Nature can actually be, whatsoever.
My brother had 3 goats in Montana. It was a very cold winter night. They had shelter for the goats, but the bigger one, would not let the other two into the shelter, and so they died out in the cold. They froze to death! This is reality, and this was a very hard thing for my brother to have to deal with. I think he even cried. But one thing he did not do, is place blame somewhere it didn’t belong in the matter. He learned that Mother Nature is indeed cruel, and life is ugly and messy sometimes, and you deal with it. You don’t just stick your head in the sand like an Ostrich Head and hope it will go away and/or fix itself.
We have lost chickens to coyotes, eggs to snakes, and the list goes on. Without guns to shoot these predators, these animals are helpless to protect themselves most of the time. Many ranchers in Wyoming deal with wolves going after their livestock, and yet there are many people who merrily eat their steak dinners to celebrate any and every occasion and insist that the wolves be protected and left alone at the same time. They do not see the correlation, or how backwards their thinking is.
And unfortunately, people are much like those animals too. There will always be the bigger “bully” goat that will not let the others in for shelter, or try to hog all the food from the smaller, weaker ones-even in their own clan. Mothers who will not nurse and take care of their young. (And fathers) Wolves who prey on the cattle and sheep, or coyotes that go after the chickens or even the little family dog who is someone’s pet. There will always be those who prey on the weak. And far too many people want to ignore that. They want to put on their fancy clothes, cover their stink with perfume and deodorant, hide their faces with a bunch of make up; and do everything they can to hide just how ugly they truly are. They want to call themselves “civilized” and act as if they aren’t animals at all, even though they themselves are part of the problem. And I agree in part in that we are not mere animals. God gave us brains and the ability to be self-aware and act better than the animals. But we don’t. It’s like the men who like to cheat and screw around. They say they can’t help it, that it’s just part of their DNA and animal instinct. No. It’s not. It’s an excuse. These are men who prefer not to practice self-control, have respect for women, or recognize how much they are hurting them. These are men who prey on women. They tell themselves that just because they don’t actually do a violent thing like rape them or worse, that it’s okay; but they still consider women as prey. These are men who are supposed to be capable of higher thinking than the animals. They just choose not to, and say they can’t help it, when in all reality, they can.
We as people can’t have it both ways. We can’t act like animals and then call ourselves civilized, enlightened, or evolved, just because we hide it better than the animals do. Either we evolve, or we do not. And unfortunately, I for one know it is not time for us to say we have evolved, because we have not. Lying to ourselves or wishing it to be so changes nothing. Even demanding it changes nothing. It has to be the people’s choice, and frankly, they have little to no incentive to be better than the animals. And we can pass gun laws, or even take guns away; but it’s only putting a band aid on a severed stump. Until people choose to behave better, they will always find a way to prey on others. And that’s a fact.
So, as for me and my house, we will serve God, no matter what you call us, or think of us. And while we are at it, we will also utilize, and fight for, our right to keep and bear arms. Because whether the predatory animal in front of us be the wolf in the pasture, or the men in their fancy suits who are in our government/mafia or other criminal organizations; or the men in hoodies and face masks hiding in the alley or in our schools; we have two choices. Get beat up; or fight back. So far, what we are doing is just get beat up, and even killed. I for one believe it’s just better to have a gun and not need it than to need one and not have it. It’s better have protection and to be able to protect your family and what’s yours if you need to. And it’s better to take a gun to a knife fight than to take a knife to a gun fight. That’s just common sense. And any good Boy Scout will tell you, “Be prepared.”
I like to watch videos on YouTube in my down time at work, or on my commute to and from work; which is well over an hour one way. I am often drawn to mysterious or unexplainable phenomena. Yesterday, I watched a video in where this man, David Paulides, and his books and movie were mentioned. He has written books called Missing 411, and it is now also a movie. I have not read the books, and can’t honestly say that I feel I have time for it right now, but they will definitely be on my list of well…probably over 100…books I would like to read! But, I have watched about 6 video interviews and lectures he has given on YouTube. Maybe more. I first listened to a video on my drive home from work a couple of days ago. And when I returned home, I listened to more until I actually could not stay awake any more, and fell asleep during one! The next morning, I rewound the video back to a point I could last remember and kept listening on my way to work, and then watched more at lunch, etc. It was slow at work today, so I was able to sit at my desk with my phone and my earbuds, and just listen. Some of them would have a Q & A segment towards the end, and people have posed some very interesting theories as to what they think have happened. But I never heard this one posed, and so I started looking into this on my own.
If you have never heard of David Paulides and/or Missing 411, you are probably wondering what I am talking about; so I will give you the condensed version, as I understand it from his lectures and interviews. As I stated before, I have not read any of his books. There may well be more information provided in them; but I do not have time or access to and for them right now. Though, undoubtedly, they are page turners!
David Paulides was a police officer in the Bay Area of CA for about 20 years. He earned his Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco, so is by no means unintelligent. He has also been on searches for Big Foot, or Yeti; and claims to have seen one. He was in a National Park doing some research and he noticed there were a couple of rangers that seemed to be following him around. That evening, when he had gone to a lodge outside of the park for the night, he hears a knock at his door. It’s one of two rangers, who say that they had heard of him before and read some of his work, and that they thought there was something he should look into. So, David invites the ranger in, and the ranger tells him that he and his friend had both worked in various National Parks over the previous 15-20 years and that they had both worked missing person cases on the park properties and that in talking to each other, had discovered some eerily similar things. They both thought that the people had disappeared in areas that were a little odd, and during the first 7 to 10 days, there was a lot of media attention and a lot of people and resources poured into the disappearances; but after that 7-10 days, there was nothing done. He told David that there were even times when they had tried to follow up on cases or get reports, and were stone walled, etc., and they couldn’t find any information. He said that they were concerned because of the numbers of people that were disappearing and what they thought was the lack of follow up and research into what had happened and they thought something ought to be done.
The next day, David calls a couple of his buddies and asks them if they can check into this matter; and a couple of hours later, he gets a call back and they tell him that there is something to it. That there are a lot of people missing from National Park areas.
A short period after that, David files a petition through the Freedom of Information Act to get a list of all the people who had disappeared specifically from Yosemite National Park and from their jurisdiction. A while later, he gets a call from an attorney wanting to know why he wanted the information. (Which they are not supposed to use the reason you want the information as a determinate as to whether or not they will give you the information.) David tells him that he knows this, and he is told that they are just curious. So, he tells the attorney that he is just doing research. The attorney tells him that they don’t have any lists. (Which is odd that federally trained officers are not keeping track of any missing persons from the parks-not to mention a bit inept or careless, in my opinion.) So, he resubmits a request thinking that maybe they are just playing a semantics game with him, and again, he is told the same thing from the same attorney. So, he tells the attorney that he is going to use his exemption as an author to get the information. The attorney says that he will get back to him, and calls him back later and tells him that his books aren’t in enough libraries for him to qualify for the exemptions. So, David tells him that this is not part of the FOIA, and the attorney tells him that it’s their internal policy. So, David says he will pay for the information and he would like a quote. The first being for a list of missing people from Yosemite National Park, and then a quote for the entire jurisdiction. He gets a call from a regional person with FOIA in Denver, and she tells David that for the list of missing persons from Yosemite, it will cost $34,000; and for the entire jurisdiction, it would be $1.4 million.
At this point, David definitely feels like there is something wrong, and he doesn’t have that kind of money. He is more driven than ever, and begins his journey to obtain as much information as possible regarding these missing person cases. He has never received the lists from the National Park Service to this day, even after more filing requests and even appeals. Remarkably, the amount of information he has gotten through various channels, like interviewing other park rangers, families of the missing persons, press that had written about the cases, etc., has been astonishing. But more astonishing is what he has found.
After David ruled out cases with things like mental illness, people who may have purposely disappeared, and evidence of animal or human predation; he was still left with a ton of cases that he had no idea what to do with, and they had some amazingly coincidental circumstances surrounding them.
One thing that he noticed, was that there seemed to be some distinct clusters of disappearances in a lot of areas. In fact, not all, but MOST of these have occurred in clusters. These clusters seem to be in mountainous areas along the west coast, the Rocky Mountains, Smoky Mountains, around the Great Lakes, and the northern pan handle of the country. And nothing in the middle of the country. (See map below.)
The people who disappeared were not alone, and disappeared in what many would describe as the blink of an eye. There one moment. Gone the next. He said that these people could be small children, as young as two years old, who would disappear, be gone for a while, and then reappear somewhere else, with their clothes and/or shoes missing, or clothes that are tattered and torn, or now on backwards. They may be dead or alive, but if they are alive, they will always be unconscious or semi-conscious, with no memory of what happened to them at all. Search dogs would find no sent, but rather walk around in a circle and lie down. Trackers find no prints or any traces of even which direction they could have gone. No clues, no nothing. Just gone. Many will never be seen or heard from again. David says there is another commonality, in that there almost always seems to be a body of water involved. Many who disappear are near water when they disappear, and the ones who are found later are either in, or near, water. And often, right after the disappearance, there would be a rain or snow storm. (Which would explain why no tracks are being found in those cases.)
He tells some amazing stories. A two year old child who disappears and is found later 12 miles away. (Why were they searching 12 miles away?) Small children who are found a substantial distance away from where they disappeared, and there is no possible way any one can determine that a child could hike or even run these distances in the allotted time they were gone. In all cases, they were missing clothes and/or shoes, or their clothes were tattered and torn, or on backwards, etc. (There were a couple of stories where the persons were found dead with their pants at their knees or feet.) People who were found in water were never found to have drowned as the cause of death, and in many, many cases, the cause of death was simply unknown.
There is one case where a man disappears near a lake in Michigan, and they are actually able to find his skis and backpack at the edge of the lake. The lake is frozen over, and they see tracks going out on to the lake. But they just stop. They decide he must have fallen through the ice and drown and he’s considered dead. Fifteen months later, he knocks on his father’s door in Pennsylvania; reporting that he woke up on a field not far from there in someone else’s clothes, and had no recollection of where he had been or what happened to him. He was also found to have had a small knapsack containing maps and a few other things that he also stated were not his. He later went back to college and got a degree in psychology. When he was asked if he would ever seek psychiatric counselling he told them he saw no reason to, because nothing was wrong with him.
I personally don’t know what to think of this particular case, but am leaning towards this guy deciding to take some time off from the realities of life for a while. I am not sure how you explain his tracks disappearing on top of the lake, though. Maybe he fell through and managed to resurface somewhere else and then started hitchhiking across America. It’s hard to say. I just find it really “suspicious” that he has all these maps and says they aren’t his. And, as I understand it, he has gone into psychotherapy of some kind, and that says to me, he is trying to find out what is wrong with him or what happened to him on his own, but he ain’t talkin’ about it. He says he doesn’t need any psycho-therapeutic help because there is nothing wrong with him, but he gets his degree in it and it becomes his line of work. I don’t know. It definitely falls into the weird category though and is fitting for David’s book/s.
In another video regarding disappearances in cities, David finds that there still seems to be bodies of water involved, as far as where they are found; but now we are looking at victims who are usually in their late teens or in their twenties, often college students, and have some kind of religious connection. Many of them were going to a Christian college. He also found what seemed to be a German connection. Names that were German, they were studying German, spoke German, things like that. And, there are calls made to or from their phones right before they disappear. ( I see a picture in my head from the movie The Matrix, where they make calls and are transported to a different place!)
One young lady, who lived in Canada was visiting California and staying at this hotel with a whole lot of bad juju associated with it. I mean, a bunch of suicides, murders, and just really bad stuff. This gal, is caught on camera getting into an elevator and then backing away towards the corner as if she is afraid. She peeks out the door and starts pushing buttons but the door won’t close. She peeks out and then leaves the elevator and is never seen alive again. This motel has four very large tanks of water on the roof. Access to the roof is locked, the tanks are locked, and there is an alarm system. I don’t remember how much time goes by, but there is an issue with water pressure in the motel, so the maintenance man goes up on the roof, gets his ladder, climbs up and opens this tank to find this gal floating inside of it. The weird part? There’s no opening big enough for her to have gotten in it. They actually had to cut her out of it. Then the coroner says there is not enough blood in her body to do a tox screen. Get that? Her body has no blood in it and she has no wounds other than a scratch on one of her knees. Her phone, which she always had on her, was never found.
Another man who disappeared was on the phone with his wife, who was on her way to pick him up, and only less than a minute away. He says he might lose her, and the phone goes dead. Her husband is never seen again, but his phone is found smashed to smithereens.
One guy calls a friend and says he is in a field and the phone went dead. Calls back and the friend hears what sounds like either heavy breathing or wind; he isn’t quite sure. A total of four calls are made and dropped before he disappeared. There was another guy who disappeared and a call was made to 911 for one second and then dropped.
During the Q & A segments, there are many speculations by people as to what is happening here. Many of these people are 100% convinced that their theory is correct. Some think it’s the Yeti, some think is aliens, some think it’s demonic. One guy said he worked for a news show on Sunday nights and that all coroners, etc are actually FBI or CIA and plants meant to keep people from finding out what is really happening. (That wouldn’t surprise me a bit.) He believed there was an issue with the water and contamination/disease and that these people were disappearing as part of a test regarding water contamination. The gal found in the water tank atop the motel was named Elisa Lam. About the time she disappeared, there was an outbreak of TB, and the CDC was going to start doing Lam-Elisa tests to see how widespread the outbreak had been. I honestly don’t know if the gal who disappeared spelled her name the same way, but it was pronounced the same, only reversed, regardless.
One man who’s son disappeared, was approached by a couple and their kids and asked if they could all play together and the man agrees. The kids start playing hide and seek and the woman tells him that their last name is Martin. That’s the same last name as the man and his son. Of course, Martin isn’t an especially rare name. If they all had the last name Jingle-Heimer-Schmidt, I might be a little more freaked out, but I do find it interesting nevertheless.
Anyway, I by no means have heard all of the theories people may have suggested, but this is what I have found so far. For whatever reason, I kept looking at this map that was put on during one of the videos. I began to wonder where the ley lines across the united states were. I had heard some strange things about ley lines and how a lot of ancient structures seemed to have been purposely built on top of them, and things like that. That search was a mess. Those ley lines are everywhere and I don’t know how anyone even keeps track of them!
But then, on a fluke, I saw this map, and I thought it looked rather similar to David’s map of clusters of disappeared persons.
It’s obviously not an exact match, but it was close enough to get my attention. I started looking up vortexes. I found a lot of references to what seem to be major ones or more well known ones, such as the four around Sedona, AZ; Mount Shasta, CA, the Oregon Vortex near Gold Hill, OR; and Joshua Tree CA. I began to wonder if there were other vortexes that were not on this map. Indeed there were. This site tells us there are vortexes in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Gerogia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, TX, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the Bermuda Triangle. (http://vortexhunters.com/vortexmap_usa.html)
I begin to find more matches and continue my search. This site lists places like Crater Lake, and Mount Shasta, which I had heard David mention. They say on this site that Crater Lake is where chiefs of the under world and the above world had a battle; and they say Mount Shasta was once part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and that the Buddhists believe it is one of the seven sacred mountains of the world. It lists the top 10 vacation spots for spiritual vortexes and sacred sites. Those being, Cohokia Mounds, St. Louis, MO; Crater Lake, Medord, OR; Mount Shasta, Mt. Shasta, CA; New Orleans, LA; Ringing Rocks Sate Park, Upper Black Eddy, PA; Asheville, NC; Taos, NM; Americas Stonehenge, Salem, NH; Devils Tower, Crook County, WY; and White Sands, Tularosa Basin, NM. (http://www.astrochicks.com/2017/10/04/top-10-vacation-spots-for-spiritual-vortexes-and-sacred-sites-in-the-usa/) Definitely some interesting things here. I am a Wyoming girl, and I will say, that Devil’s Tower from an aerial view, is insane! It looks like a giant tree stump that was cut down long ago by giants! I have hiked around the base of it before, and I have to say, there was at the least a feeling of awe as the group ambled around it.
This sight includes the Cosmos Mystery information in South Dakota, and I have been there. If I had not seen these things with my own eyes…but I am a true believer now. Although I think the ball rolling uphill could be explained much like water will travel uphill, as long as the whole terrain itself is actually downhill, there is something that is definitely different about that place. vortexmaps.com/pdfs/5-active-in-us.pdf
I am beginning to put more dots on my own vortex map now mentally, and I have to wonder; is there something here? Vortices are not necessarily the field of the whack job. There is scientific data to support that these things are real, and do exist in many places on the planet. In fact, probably the most famous vortex, you have probably heard of; the Bermuda Triangle. There are many stories of ships and people disappearing here and are never seen again. Other’s report disorientation, compasses that stop working or go haywire, watches that stop working, and loss of time. It is a place shrouded in mystery and no one has ever been able to fully explain what happens here or in many other places around the world.
It seems that most of my research online surrounding vortices comes from people who are of a spiritual inclination. They believe in the supernatural and are open to the idea of supernatural experiences in these places. In fact, they are most likely hoping for them! However, you don’t see the stories about all the people who are disappearing from any of these places. That kind of takes the fun out of it, doncha think?
I then begin to think about the disappearances from cities, and begin to search and see if there are vortices in cities too. I do find those who insist there are, and even a found a video where a woman named Starfire Tor (is that her real name?) and she insists that time travelling is happening and that there can be blurring and blending of realities at times. https://youtu.be/ly_UAZ16QjQ. She is not the only one talking about time travelling and travelers these days, either. And, all these people state that with quantum physics and such, other realities are in fact, well, a reality. Some say that they have determined there are at least 26 of them and maybe more. Others say the number is infinite. That there’s really only two scenarios regarding alternate realities or universes. I would lean towards this one. That there is an alternate universe for every decision you make, in which that decision is played out based on the decision. You meet a guy, and there is a universe where you marry him, and a universe where you don’t. A universe where you have kids, and a universe where you don’t. So, the number of alternate realities would actually be infinite. The other main theory isn’t like that, but it’s been so long since I heard about them, that I can’t remember how it goes. The one I just described seemed to make more sense to me, and I am sure that’s the only reason why I remember it!
The point is, that there are many scientists who support the idea of time travel, in fact many try to solve the problem of how to do it! This Starfire lady said something that I thought was actually a little profound. At some point, time travel will be invented, and so there’s no reason why they wouldn’t be coming back in time now. That made me think a minute. With the exponential rate science and technology is moving now, time travel may very well be invented or solved at some point in the future. Those in the Tin Hat Club would say it already has been by the government, and they want it kept a secret. And I am not knocking the Tin Hat Club, as I would probably be a member!
So, say this is true. Say that time machines have been invented by the government, and they are hiding it from us. It wouldn’t be the first time they have hidden things from us or outright lied about things. We know that they were playing around with this stuff way back in the 1940’s in the Philadelphia Experiment or Project Montauk. Or should I say ALLEGED Philadelphia Experiment and ALLEGED Project Montauk? haha But governments do this kind of stuff. Even Hitler was trying to figure out time travel and other things like invent his own type of UFO, and it’s no secret. This brings to mind the German connection. Did any of these people have ancestors tied to Hitler and his army?
So, we have all these huge areas in the United States, thousands and thousands of acres, owned and run by the US government, staffed by US government personnel, and it also generates a LOT of revenue for the government as well. Even if the time travelling thing is off, that does not mean the vortices are not there, and that for some reason, it is causing unexplained phenomena, and that the government just cannot explain it. And, I would venture to say that as far as the parks go, this is exactly why they made them parks, and why they want control over these areas. They know they can’t explain what is happening, or maybe they can, but they don’t want us knowing that not only are a bunch of people disappearing all the time, but they are disappearing under supernatural conditions that cannot be explained! There is no liability for them and/or any duty to protect us while we are in the parks over and above what they are already doing, and they don’t want to lose any of that revenue. So, they are being very tight lipped about these things, giving out little to no information, and I am sure right now, hoping that David goes away!
I don’t understand what it is about vortices or what they can or cannot do. I don’t know that there is really a spiritual connection with them, but it does seem plausible. Which would open up a whole new can of worms.
But I do think that when you lay the two maps over each other with the other vortices I have found, they are extremely similar, with exception to Florida. And that could merely be because the iron or other properties of the rocks in these more mountainous areas create a more conducive environment for whatever is causing these disappearances. The Bermuda Triangle is nothing but water. But we also know there is a connection to water with these cases, and these disappearances in the parks are happening at a far greater rate than in the triangle.
I think this could very well explain how a person would or could disappear in a place and end up somewhere else, even a tank that there is no physical way you could get into. Because it isn’t physical. It’s metaphysical. Now, your body being completely drained of blood? That implies something far more sinister; and/or spiritual, in fact. I have to wonder if there weren’t others that the coroners just aren’t reporting. Cases where the blood did not settle in any part of the body after death…is that because there wasn’t really any blood to settle?
Regardless, there are far more questions than answers no matter what theories a person puts forward; including myself. David has his work cut out for him, if he is to solve this puzzle, and there are many who want to try and solve it with him. Except the parks commission, that is.
I find it disconcerting that the parks are saying they don’t even have a list of missing persons from the parks. I also have to wonder just how safe they are. As a woman who has often hiked alone, I have to re-think the matter now and if it’s a good idea. I often carry a weapon, but I am not completely convinced this is going to protect me from anything. Given that places like the Rocky Mountains, Wyoming, and Montana, are open carry states and many people have concealed carry licenses, I would venture to guess that at least some of the people who disappeared were indeed packing a weapon. But this is not something I have the answer to. David might have said in one of his books, and until I get a chance to read any of them, or hear an interview where he discloses this information, I won’t know.
That being said, I would leave you with this note. David recommends that no one goes into National Parks with out weapons, and a personal locator beacon on their persons. The message here is definitely to be safe.
Maybe you have ideas or would like to start trying to solve this puzzle too. In that case, I would say I would love your comments and feed back; and of course, happy hunting!
I have this little shower radio I keep in my bathroom and listen to sometimes as I am getting ready for work. I pretty much only listen to the Christian station, and right now, they are blasting Christmas music 95% of the time. Not my favorite, but whatever. I really just want to know two things. The weather, and if there’s another accident on the freeway on my way to work. (There seems to be one at least once a week, if not more.)
This morning, I am not really paying attention as this man is singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” I’ve heard it a million times. But for what ever reason, I catch this phrase I never noticed before:
“There’ll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There’ll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago”
Immediately, I wrinkle my forehead and wait for the phrase to come around again. Yes, that’s what he said. Ghost Stories. At Christmas?
So, I start looking into it; and I found some interesting things.
Remember in my last two blogs I mention how during Halloween time, pagans believe the veil between this world and the next is thinner, and that ghosts can come through? Well, that carries right on into Christmas time too! In fact, when you think about it, right around Christmas time is the shortest day of the year. Which means it’s the longest night; and since “the veil” is the thinnest, makes perfect sense right?
Alan Koszowski’s illustration for MR James’ There Was a Man Dwelt By A Churchyard
So, this telling of ghost stories goes back quite a ways, from what I can tell. We all probably know the most famous Christmas ghost story, and Scrooge. Well, this was actually considered by many a catapult to bring back the celebration of Christmas in England.
You see, when Dickenson’s A Christmas Carol came out in 1843, they weren’t really celebrating Christmas in England at that time.
It was the same here in the United States (though perhaps a different time frame and for different reasons). In fact, for a long time it was actually against the law to celebrate Christmas here; because it is actually a pagan holiday. Back then, many Christians understood this, and wanted no part of celebrating a pagan holiday. Because God says in the Bible we aren’t to worship false gods or mingle the holy with the profane; and that’s basically what Christmas is-trying to mix something holy with something profane. But over time, things have changed. Now, it’s “the most wonderful time of the year.” Well, to a lot of folks, anyway. It certainly is a big deal here in the States, and it’s generally accepted that most people will observe this holiday.
This article by Jim Moon (http://www.hypnogoria.com/html/ghoststoriesforchristmas.html) does a great job, in my opinion, of telling us about the ghost stories at Christmas phenomena; but even this author does remind us that there is a pagan origin to Christmas altogether in this paragraph:
“Now as I’m sure most of you will be aware, much of what we take to be part and parcel of Christmas comes not from the Christian religion but from a variety of pagan festivals that took place on the winter solstice such as the Germanic Yule and the Roman Saturnalia. Indeed when one begins to examine the ancient past, it seems that there has always been a holiday on the shortest day of the year which has involved fires, feasts, gift giving and bringing evergreens into the house.”
Just like the name sounds, the Saturnalia holiday is the worship of the god Saturn. (Though other gods and goddesses came into play as well. Yule is still celebrated by witches/wiccans, and my former office mate loved to tell me every year how she was celebrating yule.)
Jim goes on to say that it’s assumed that during that time “stories were told of gods and monsters which explained why the days would grow so dark, and our telling of ghost stories is an echo of these spiritual and religious recitations and rituals.”
He then says that if that were true, there is no proper evidence to prove it and that “the standard scholarly view is that there is nothing to point to the existence of the tradition in pre-Victorian times.”
Although, Todd Atteberry, in his rather….dark…website, references Jim’s thought, and provides more insight as to this telling of ghost stories going back even further, into at least the 1500’s. (https://www.gothichorrorstories.com/classic-gothic-ghost-stories/christmas-ghost-stories-the-ghost-of-christmas-past-goes-further-back-than-you-might-realize-2/) I didn’t spend much time there. That site is a ghost story!
However, I have to wonder. Why was it assumed that during Saturnalia, folks told stories about gods and monsters? How did this turn into stories of ghosts? That type of thing usually comes from somewhere. But at this point, I am not finding any evidence of it either, so perhaps we will find out later!
Saturnalia was definitely the pre-courser to Christmas, and if you look into it, sources are rather straight forward about it. Saturnalia was also called the most wonderful time of the year. Isn’t that interesting?
Saturnalia was a pagan holiday in worship of the god Saturn; complete with sacrifices, and the making and giving of little figurines, which may very well have been little idols. There is only speculation as to what they actually were, they seem to only know that people made these and gave them to each other at the end of the holiday, which was usually around the 24th/25th. It is speculated it could also be that these figurines were meant to represent those that were sacrificed. Other sources say the sacrifices were not human. So, again, they are guessing, or not being up front with us. I personally think they were, as that was a common practice; but since we are talking Christmas here and trying to keep things “upbeat” we aren’t going to tell anyone they were sacrificing people or babies. Just wouldn’t be right.
But this source here makes no bones about it when they describe some of what happened during Saturnalia:
Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25. During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law dictated that no one could be punished for damaging property or injuring people during the weeklong celebration. The festival began when Roman authorities chose “an enemy of the Roman people” to represent the “Lord of Misrule.” Each Roman community selected a victim whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week. At the festival’s conclusion, December 25th, Roman authorities believed they were destroying the forces of darkness by brutally murdering this innocent man or woman.”
And who is the “Lord of Misrule?” I ran across this a few times in my searches, but there was never any elaboration as to who or what that was about. But, to my knowledge, the only Lord of Mirule is the devil himself. I have to wonder if that’s why no one bothered to delve into that further. In my search of this, I can only find that in Scotland this person is called the Abbot of Unreason, and in France, the Prince des Sots. Other references to this person are fool. Crowning a fool king for a week, basically. Which was part of the celebration. The reversal of roles, which in and of itself have more spiritual implications I won’t go into here. But the fact remains, it does seem that several sites are trying to sugar coat this thing called Saturnalia.
However, I found in this site, that they really lay it out for you here and just how down-right evil this holiday was. Here is one example:
The ancient Greek writer poet and historian Lucian (in his dialogue entitled Saturnalia) describes the festival’s observance in his time. In addition to human sacrifice, he mentions these customs: widespread intoxication; going from house to house while singing naked; rape and other sexual license; and consuming human-shaped biscuits (still produced in some English and most German bakeries during the Christmas season.
“Some of the most depraved customs of the Saturnalia carnival were intentionally revived by the Catholic Church in 1466 when Pope Paul II, for the amusement of his Roman citizens, forced Jews to race naked through the streets of the city. An eyewitness account reports, “Before they were to run, the Jews were richly fed, so as to make the race more difficult for them and at the same time more amusing for spectators. They ran… amid Rome’s taunting shrieks and peals of laughter, while the Holy Father stood upon a richly ornamented balcony and laughed heartily.”
This link is one I would definitely check out for good information regarding this holiday that has metamorphoszed into Christmas. It has roots in some very ugly things, and here is one last example:
As part of the Saturnalia carnival throughout the 18th and 19th centuries CE, rabbis of the ghetto in Rome were forced to wear clownish outfits and march through the city streets to the jeers of the crowd, pelted by a variety of missiles. When the Jewish community of Rome sent a petition in1836 to Pope Gregory XVI begging him to stop the annual Saturnalia abuse of the Jewish community, he responded, “It is not opportune to make any innovation.” On December 25, 1881, Christian leaders whipped the Polish masses into Antisemitic frenzies that led to riots across the country. In Warsaw 12 Jews were brutally murdered, huge numbers maimed, and many Jewish women were raped. Two million rubles worth of property was destroyed.
They go into far more detail about the holiday and the rituals and practices around it, such as mistletoe being used to poison people who would later be sacrificed, etc. I just don’t have time to go into everything I found there; but do believe it to be a wealth of knowledge. Though I didn’t find anything more about the telling of stories about monsters or ghosts.
In closing, I will leave you with this last quote from there, as I think they say it better than I could:
Many of the most popular Christmas customs – including Christmas trees, mistletoe, Christmas presents, and Santa Claus – are modern incarnations of the most depraved pagan rituals ever practiced on earth.
Talk about ghost stories….that is some scary stuff.
When I last wrote, it was long about Halloween time; and I had a few things to say about the dangers of that ancient holiday of Samhain, which we now call Halloween. Of course, as expected, it was not well received by some, and that’s okay.
Interestingly, in my research, I did not come across this little gem at the time. I have been contemplating the modern technology of today, and have heard a few people refer to our TV screens, smart phones, et al as “scrying mirrors; and the more I learn about things we are shown in certain shows and movies, etc., the more I have had to wonder if there isn’t some truth to it. So, the first thing I did, obviously, was google “scrying mirror.” The top of the list is this article, which talks about Samhain, and making your own scrying mirror for this time of year when they believe “the veil between our world and that of the spirits is at its thinnest, and that means it’s the perfect season to look for messages from the metaphysical.” Their words, not mine; and here is the link. https://www.thoughtco.com/make-a-scrying-mirror-2562676
That being said, here is just one more source one can check out regarding what a lot of people are doing on this so-called harmless holiday we now call Halloween. But that is not the purpose of this writing, as I have stated earlier.
I thought that in order to have anything of any relevance to say on this subject, I would first need to know what exactly a scrying mirror is. Well, the link above is pretty self explanatory. It is something used for divination by looking into a reflective surface like, as they mention, water, fire, glass, or dark stones; “to see what messages, symbols, or visions may appear.”
I personally also found the photo of the example a bit disturbing. They had written around the edge of the mirror they made the phrase that says, “Thee I invoke by the moonlit sea, the standing stone, the twisted tree….” and they have three pentagrams at the bottom.
This of course, makes me wonder who exactly “thee” is, for starters. But then, knowing that the occultic world is inundated with symbols, I also have to wonder what they are referring to when they call by the sea, the standing stone, and the twisted tree. I immediately think of the tree of knowledge of good and evil when I see the words “the twisted tree.” We often think of trees and knowledge being associated with each other. But here, they add the word twisted.
So, I google the phrase and find this. A picture “inspired” by a poem called Invocation of the Horned God written by Doreen Valiente (Wonder if that’s her real name?) which contains this phrase. The picture is not something that makes one feel warm and fuzzy. At least, not me. But we now know that this phrase comes from this poem. And this poem inspires people….to….well, you fill in the blank. I am not inclined to believe it inspires “light and love” though. And of course, this picture is full of symbolism itself; I assure you. I don’t have time to get into that here though, and would want to do more research into it first anyway.
Moving on. Thoughts: Magic is just something science hasn’t been able to explain yet. How many of us have heard that before? I have, a few times. To a logical person, this makes sense. Right? And science is, after all, in many ways, the new religion of the world. The new “God” so to speak. But I have to wonder, if in fact, science is just the new form of witchcraft. Of magic. I have to wonder if scientists aren’t the evolved sorcerers and wizards of old. I’ll tell you why.
These are the connections I am making in my mind. Who were the sorcerers and wizards of old, and what kinds of things did they do? Well, we know the obvious things. Divination by means of various means or tools, such as scrying, to reading tea leaves, reading tarot cards, the use of crystals and other stones, and alchemy. Just to name a few. Over the years, in the “hippie” age, we saw the use of drugs to “open the mind’ and induce visions. The natives have used and probably still use things like peyote and other such herbs and plants to do this, even today. There was a fascinating book series I read long ago about a man on a journey to discover himself and spirituality by this means, and I wish I could remember the name of it. Perhaps it will come to me before I am finished here. But you see his spirit guide telling him things like, “find your spot” and his struggle to even understand what this meant.
Now, as many of you may know, I grew up the daughter of a Pentecostal Preacher. I have had the belief of the Father instilled in me from an early age. Just about the time I started third grade, my dad took his first church and we packed up our beautiful four bedroom bi-level home in a nice neighborhood of Lakewood, Colorado, and moved to Podunk Kansas. Hoisington, Kansas, to be exact. I think I can honestly say, none of us were truly happy there, and we only stayed a year. Then we moved to Oberlin, Kansas; but it was again, very small. I don’t think my brother or I minded that so much, but my mother did. She liked being in a bigger city and didn’t care who knew it. As I started the seventh grade, we moved to Lander, Wyoming, and I was happy with the thought of having a radio station that actually played something other than old country music. I could even hear some top forty on the radio in Lander. That was a big deal to me at that age!
By the time I was nearly seventeen, I had associated a belief in God as all these things I could not do or enjoy. Things I believed were perfectly harmless. I had not been allowed to go to dances, even Home Coming or the Prom. I could only go to certain movies, and no concerts, whatsoever. I had come to see the belief and worship of God as nothing more than limited choices, or no choices at all. Even living in small towns implied this, as small towns do not offer many choices either. And while Lander was bigger than the towns we had previously been living in in Kansas, it was by no means the equivalent of being in a bigger city like Denver, or even Casper-where we had to go if we wanted to shop at a mall, or enjoy McDonald’s and things like that.
I got married and moved with my new husband to California, and I didn’t go to church for many years after that. In fact, I would be nearly 50 before I would come back to God completely, and only went to church sporadically over the years, quickly losing interest, hungry for more than was being offered, never feeling satisfied, and admittedly, not liking people much. Which I still have to pray to the Father to help me with!
In my mid twenties, I came across a book at the library about Edgar Casey. Known as the sleeping prophet. I found his story and his “prophecies” truly fascinating. I began to go down this path of “discovery” into dreams, and other such things, and started playing this game with people where I gave them a deck of cards and had them pick a card and think about it, and could guess the card with amazing accuracy. I was so good at it, that my husband became disturbed by my ability and told me he didn’t feel right about doing it, and that he felt there were spiritual consequences for playing around like that, and he would not participate in it with me any longer. This from a man who didn’t even go to church or know much about God at all!! But he was good. His spirit was good. He knew instinctively what I refused to see, even if he wasn’t close to God.
I think that God created man with an innate desire to seek and follow and worship him. One that we cannot even really explain. But we instinctively know that there is something more. There is something “out there” beyond ourselves. But over the course of a few thousand years, we have gotten lost. We have lost our way to him. So, this desire to know and follow him has come out in some rather unorthodox ways, and some are even admittedly downright demonic by those who practice this form of worship.
And over the years, the beliefs have not only branched off into hundreds of different versions, the ways in which people practice, or their forms of worship, if you will, have evolved as well.
In my thirties, I lived in a city of over 100,000 in Colorado, and discovered the Psychic Fair. This was a place for all walks of life in numerous New Age religious forms would gather and “sell” their wares. There are “psychics” there who will read you palm, read your aura, read tarot cards for you, read your keys, paint your aura, and the list goes on. You can take classes on dreams, meditation, even UFO phenomena. You can buy books that will tell you about the power of crystals and what each type will do for you, along with various herbs and other “natural remedies.” Magnet therapy, crystal pendulums and how to use them. You can buy your own pendulums and tarot cards, or any other type of tool used for divination you are interested in. Take them home and start learning the art of divination yourself-and I did. I had a pendulum, I had three or four different types of tarot cards, and I went to see a psychic regularly. He was amazingly accurate, by the way. Not all of them are “quacks.”
The interesting thing about all of this, is that these people know that there is a spiritual world and recognize it. They know that things like crystals or rocks actually hold power, and they will tell you all about it. They are very willing to share their knowledge with you. But, they are often equated along the lines of those on the other end of the spectrum who also know there is a spiritual realm and believe that divination is a sin, as stated in the Bible, and worship the one true God. Both groups of people are thought of as a bit “off” by those who consider themselves….more logical. More…scientifically minded. More “rational,” more “intelligent” and so forth. There is definitely an elitism involved with such individuals, and this is evidenced in extreme fashion if you have ever read Frederick Niche, who wrote “God is dead;” or more recently, an evolutionist by the name of Richard Dawkins. This man spews forth venomous hatred towards any man or woman who would be “stupid” enough to believe in God or creation, and writes with antagonistic views and assumptions towards believers that it isn’t even funny. I tried to read his book The Greatest Show on Earth. He was so hateful and full of himself, I refused to even finish it and hear what he had to say. But hey, he was educated at Oxford, so he must be right. Right? I would love to see him go up against Stephen Meyer in a debate. That’s all I have to say about that.
I find it fascinating how in today’s world, a topic such as this is “assumed” to be correct, when the so called scientists have no proof of anything. They have their white coats, and PhD after their names and that’s about it. Yet, there are those who have found real evidence to support the historical stories of the Bible, and the scientists bury it, so no one will question them with their antichrist agendas. And if this topic interests you, I would encourage you to do a simple search on YouTube, where you will see documentaries of where a man has actually found where Moses and the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, and other such things. It’s there, but it’s all but buried. And Google, in their “infinite wisdom” wants to bury it to the point of nonexistence if they have their way. There’s a video out there where they talk about how when you do a search, you get more than one answer; and how that’s a “bug.” That they should be able to give us one answer that is the “right” answer. This is yet another step towards George Orwell’s 1984 if you ask me. The “right” answer to many questions is still unknown. But if they bury the opposing views, new generations will come to accept the truth they are given. Whether it’s actually correct or not. Even as I Googled creation vs Evolution to bring to mind Stephen Myers’ name, all I found was “how to beat a Christian apologist in a debate” and “creationist demolished in debate by evolutionist” and of course, debates between Dawkins and others in which Dawkins is determined to be the “winner.” It is all negatively geared towards creationists. Why is that? It sends a very clear message without even saying a word. It is assumed that they are right, and anyone who disagrees with them is just an idiot. Unbelievable.
For example. If you entertain the idea of a flat earth, as described in the Bible, you are crazy. And if you say you think NASA may be lying to all of us, you are met with outright attacks upon your character, and your intellect. Everyone knows the Earth is round like a ball, and all these other things we are taught in school. Yet, all the pictures NASA gives us are artist renderings. There are no actual photographs. Why is that? They make some interesting arguments and pose some intriguing questions to support their belief that the Earth is flat, just like the Bible says. But how dare we ask those questions? Google does not even want those ideas entertained. We should not question any opposing theory to what “they” tell us is a fact or truth. Especially when it comes to evolution. If nothing else, it should be something left as undecided or undetermined, as no side actually as any hard, tangible proof or facts. It’s all deductions and guess work. It’s a RELIGION! It takes just as much faith to believe in evolution as it does to believe in God, and THAT’S A FACT!
But that’s how this world works now. And it’s things like this that come into play a great deal when it comes to media of today. We have all heard the term “fake media” or “fake news” a lot since Donald Trump has run and been elected President of the United States. He isn’t lying! How a person is supposed to determine the truth anymore is flat out tedious at times today; and it just gets harder. And when you know that all the news outlets and companies are owned by a few not so good people…I know I certainly have trouble believing anything I see or hear anymore!
And think about it. Television. TELL A VISION. Who’s vision are they telling? And if you look at your TV as a form of a scrying mirror, this question becomes even more important. It’s easy for us to look at it and see it as nothing more than a source of entertainment and/or information. Same with our phones and our computers. But now our phones are tracking us everywhere we go, and Saudi Arabia has their huge facility gathering information on all of us, all in the name of fighting “terrorists.” You know who the “terrorist” will end up being? Anyone who doesn’t go along with what they tell us to! Those who believe in God and creation and what the Bible says. THEY will be seen as the new terrorist. If they speak out against this or that, it will be deemed hate speech, and that will be the end of it. Because it is becoming increasingly evident, that hate towards God in the form of hating those who love God is running rampant in the world today. Add to that the assumption that things like evolution are true, that God is dead and doesn’t exist, and any ideas to the contrary being buried and wiped out. Where do we end up? That’s a huge question we need to be asking ourselves.
Because the vision we see on those screens are not the vision of the Father for us. They are not the vision of anyone who believes in God. To the contrary. They emit the vision of others. Others who want to brain wash us, and plant seeds of doubt about God. And if you don’t think this really happens, you are sadly mistaken, and you need to do your homework. There are studies out there that show how the mind goes into alpha waves after just a few moments of being “plugged” in to a video or show. I have read where someone found the paperwork filed with the patent office for the first television, and in it, it basically tells you that it’s meant for brain washing. I have further research to do into this, if any can be found, but it appears authentic to me presently.
And just how does all this technology work? Think about it. Remember the LCD screens? Know what LCD even stands for? Liquid Crystal Display. Liquid Crystal. let that sink in a minute. Crystals. Rocks. Have you ever owned a Quartz watch? Quartz. Another type of rock. Used for time keeping. Time, that is not God’s time, by the way.
But we have rocks that are conductors of energy here. Remember the folks from the psychic fairs who are telling us that crystals and rocks have power/energy in them??? Yet, those who are more “logical” and “rational” aren’t even making the connection. They aren’t seeing how the wizards and sorcerers of old have come right into their living rooms and back pockets. And is it really a leap to ask to the question then, about how much of what they are sending-which we can’t see until it’s “transformed” by these machines into “readable” or “visual” information-is spiritual? I mean, how many of us can actually understand how this works? We are told “it’s science” so we shrug and assume it’s ok; and sit dazed in front of it for hours at a time and watch it.
We don’t really watch TV much around here. I don’t even keep one in my room. I keep it in the back room, and quite honestly, it hasn’t even been plugged in for over a year. But we do have one in the house. And my brother and his family are the same way. TV is extremely limited at their house too. And it amazes me how even on a rare occasion that I watch a Bronco’s game and let my nephews watch with me, (with my brother’s permission, of course) and the littler ones will set there almost transfixed by the screen. You can see it in their eyes and on their faces; what watching TV does to a person. But we have become so used to it, we don’t even really notice it until we step away from it.
When I was young and started college (the first time) I took a computer class. It was 1987 or so, and computers were becoming more and more prevalent, so I thought it might be a good idea to take this class. And I am not kidding when I say that it is complicated! I would read a page two or three times to try and grasp it all and then feel ready to move on to the next page; then read it two or three times, and so on. I suppose there are people out there who just get it. I was not one of them, and still struggle to use some of the programs out there today. But basically, it’s nothing more than ones and zeros. And these are on and off switches that are arranged or “coded” in a way that means something to the computer based on how they are arranged. Each combination of on and off switches are commands, or true and false statements. They are “gates” if you will. And as the energy or electricity, etc flows, a gate will open or close based on the coding, and allow or disallow the current to continue through each gate. We can’t see the current or feel it necessarily, but we can “control” it with these gates.
Well, when you think about it; that’s kind of how the spiritual world works too. There is an energy that is negatively or positively charged (good and evil) and there are controls in place. (Gates). But those who would practice witchcraft and divination sought to control the spirit in a different way. To manipulate spirit to do what they wanted. To tell them the future, or things that are not known, etc. So they would use things like crystals and such as I mentioned earlier, and try to open certain gates while keeping others closed and manipulate the spirits. Another form of gate you hear New Agers talk about would be the third eye, or chakras. In this particular example, they want the gates open. They want the benefit of spirit by opening these gates, only they don’t really call it spirit. They call it energy or something else. And that is where the danger lies, and the problem with these kinds of things. It is spirit and the Bible tells us this; as well as warning us not to mess around with this stuff.
The other interesting thing about our minds, especially our subconscious, is that it operates in symbols. This is most evident when we sleep and dream. Science in all it’s wisdom still can’t explain what is happening to us when we dream. We think we know that dreams come from our subconscious mind, and that our subconscious mind only speaks and understands things in the form of symbols. So, while we may wake up from what we think was a bizarre dream and wonder what the heck, our subconscious knows exactly what just happened there. Our conscious minds struggle to understand though. And much of what goes on in our subconscious minds is not noticed by our conscious minds either.
Case in point. Back in the day of my parents, before even I was born, they used to splice images into movies at the drive-in of things like popcorn or soda. As it was just one frame, so it went by so fast, your conscious mind did not even see it or notice it. But your subconscious mind did; and all of the sudden, you wanted to go to the concession stand! This was a practice that was actually done and known about and made illegal. But how do we know that it’s not still happening? How do we know that while that was made illegal, other subliminal messages were not and are not? Short answer. We don’t.
But here we sit, in our living rooms, allowing the gates of our mind to be opened and ourselves to be all but hypnotized; welcoming the energy, message, or spirit of who knows what, and summoned from who knows where, to enter our minds. The receptors are open and welcoming to whatever comes out of that black reflective glass. Just like a scrying mirror. Telling us visions of unknown worlds and persons, and we are oblivious to it. Or are we? Hopefully now, we aren’t so much.
Hopefully now, we are becoming awake. We are asking more questions, even though we are being trained not to. We are looking into things like all the symbolism that is found in movies and TV, and how it speaks to our subconscious minds. We are looking into spiritual matters and putting on the full armor of God. Because we need it, and it’s only going to get worse. Because what is one of the greatest conductors of energy on earth? The human mind! Well, until AI takes over, but that’s another topic for another time.
And while science can do good things, I think we need to be careful and watchful; because there is sometimes an invisible and bigger agenda. We must remember that even those who practice witchcraft will tell us they are doing good and only practicing “white” magic; but it’s all manipulation of spirits and others. We need to remember that scientists have also done much harm, and have given people diseases and watched them die-all in the name of “science.” One of the worst group of scientists were Nazi’s and did horrible things to the Jews and literally looked at the Jews as nothing more than lab rats, and treated them as such. Many of those “scientists” were given asylum and integrated by our own government, because they wanted their knowledge. Hitler, was looking for a gate himself, and was experimenting with many things that were dark magic. They don’t really tell us so much about that part, but it’s no secret the man believed if he got this spear he would be given this power, and so he got it and he did all kinds of evil and spiritually dark things. The “scientists” that worked with him were all in on this too.
And I have come to think that the saying that magic is just what science can’t explain yet, may be a big fat lie. What may be a more true statement today, is that magic actually masquerades as science.
Looking back at what I once thought was harmless and fun, was perhaps not really so innocent. And what I saw was just attempts to steal my joy, or an attempt to fence me in, was actually meant to protect me and keep me safe. There’s a big difference. Being able to see the difference is another matter entirely.
I get it. We are busy, and life can be…tedious…to say the least. We often have little time or inclination to do much reading up on a subject, let alone research. And because life can be such a drag sometimes, we just want to have fun whenever we can. So, when someone comes along who seems to want to take the fun out of a situation or is being a real killjoy, we don’t like that very much. It’s human nature. I really do get it.
But, here’s the thing. when someone puts information out there that you don’t like and you have done little to no research into the matter yourself; you aren’t going to change THEIR minds on any subject. They’ve already done their work, and clearly understand you have not. Maybe it makes you feel better to make comments and justify your behavior or what you are doing. We all tend to do that too. That doesn’t make the truth any less true, and it doesn’t justify anything except the fact that you clearly have not bothered to make an informed comment.
I have been getting several comments and messages about my last blog on Halloween. Yes, a lot of it is just my own personal experience, and my humble opinions. I clearly state that. That does not mean the information I have put forth was merely pulled out of my ass. Why would I challenge anybody to do their own research on the matter if I had not bothered to do my own? Trust me, I have no desire to look like a total idiot, though I do see that there are many people out there who have no problem with it. I, however, am not one of those people; unless I am just playing around. Which on this topic, I was not. Do I come across as a know-it-all? That is certainly not my intention. Though I seem to run across plenty of those myself. I do not feel as though I am above reproach, and I have been wrong before…a LOT. I have also done the best I can to learn from those times. I will undoubtedly be wrong again, and again. I have no problem with that.
But here’s the deal. Do your freaking homework. It’s not that hard, and it does benefit you to have done it; especially if it’s something you are interested in, or have an opinion about it. These days everyone has an opinion about something. You know what they say. Opinions are like buttholes, and everybody has one….and they all stink. But if you feel like you need to voice your opinion on something, maybe it’s worth taking a little time to form one that has some substance behind it. At the end of the day, we may still not agree, but hopefully we can at least respect the information behind the opinions and look further into a matter if so led.
I think it’s also human nature to just kind of pick a few people we “trust” to be well informed in certain areas, such as politics, or religion, or sports; then let them tell us what’s true. Then we still want to turn around and be able to tell others that truth is something subjective to an individual. Sorry. Truth is truth. You can buy into that ration of cow dung all you want to, and when everything is said and done, the truth is still the truth. That being said, there is only one author of truth and one judge. Our creator. And he gave us some pretty clear instructions and examples of what truth is, how to live, and how we can be blessed. There is so much information in that book that people can study it their whole lives and never cover all the topics and layers of information that lie within. In some ways, we actually need people like that around us to share what they have learned with us; because one person simply cannot cover it all alone. As iron sharpens iron, we are to share our knowledge with each other out of love and also test each other-wherein comes the sharpening. This is biblical too.
So, when I tell you that I have opinions based on research and personal experience, I do. Does it not stand to reason that a person who has been through something like that is not going to look for answers? Obviously, I had some serious spiritual searching I was continually compelled to do. Trust me. I have looked in a LOT of places too.
I have gone to psychics, I have gone to tarot readers and even had some cards myself. I have dabbled in magic and candles and incantations; I have had a pendulum and dabbled with that. I have had friends who were wiccan and into new ageism, yoga, and the whole bit. There’s a whole gamut of things I have looked into and dabbled with. At one time, I could hand a person a deck of cards and have them pick one up and focus on it, and guess the card with about 70-75% accuracy, and only getting better. This was before I began to think that maybe I was playing with fire and quit doing it. But it was very easy to start with one thing, then another and then another. Do you see how easy it is for people to get sucked in? Because I do! Thank the good God above he spoke to me and let me know that he did not promise it would be easy, but it would be the truth. And walking in truth is not always easy. Even I have had to swallow things that were not easy for me to do. Heck, I miss celebrating my birthday! I miss celebrating Christmas! (I don’t miss the hassle at all though.) Learning to observe the Sabbath was NOT an easy thing for me to do, at all! But here’s the thing. I had a heart that wanted to know the truth and serve God. An ability to take a topic and see where it led me, instead of looking for proof to prove my own beliefs. Who am I to question God? Who am I to tell him what truth is? Who am I not to trust him, and lean unto my own understanding? See what I mean? And guess what? I may still have it all wrong, right along with a bunch of other people. But my heart and my mind belong to him, and I remain open and am always looking, and listening for his voice. That is the difference. If he tells me I am wrong and shows me, then I am the first one to admit it. I was wrong to practice magic and pagan things. He showed me that. I had to admit that I was wrong and turn away from those things. This also meant losing some friends. And as he has led me along, I have continued to lose more. This is by no means pleasant when you are already a lonely person! Trust me! I have no real desire to upset people or make them angry and alienate them from me. It would be far easier for me to go along to get along, and that’s a fact. My desire is only to share what I have learned and what I feel are real dangers out there, because I have been exposed to it, and I see it for what it is. Nothing more, nothing less. I have always been a person with strong feelings about truth and have always been searching for it.
Isn’t it interesting that humans are such spiritual beings? Look at all the stuff out there. Doesn’t it stand to reason that this desire to search for God came from him because we fell and we feel lost without him now? It does to me, anyhow.
Anyway, my point is that I have done a LOT of reading. Books on the subjects I just mentioned, going to “meetings” of various sorts with different groups of people, and trying to soak up as much as I could. Conversely, I have also read the Bible, and books that compliment the Bible, listened to teachings, and basically spent a lot of time looking into spiritual things.
So, when I tell you the history of Halloween, I’m not just making it up because it sounds good or I heard it somewhere. I have done some looking into the subject! Have you even bothered to look into any of the things I mentioned? What do you know about familial curses and how they are passed down from generation to generation? What do you know about curses at all? What do you know about familiar spirits? (Familial curses and familiar spirits are not the same thing.) Do you think that the stories about Jesus and the disciples casting out demons are just myths? Because if you claim to believe in God and the Bible, you need to realize the truth that is found there and that it’s immense.
Even on line, there is plenty of information. I know Wikepedia isn’t everyone’s favorite source for info; but I tell you what, they have a VERY lengthy write up on this topic and it’s full of information, if you bother to take the few minutes to read it, you would learn a lot. Hey, I will even make it easy for you. Here’s the link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain.
Here’s another interesting one: http://www.newgrange.com/samhain.htm.
I found this little gem written by a “Nature Spirituality Church” as well. After reading it, I thought. These people (among others) take this holiday very seriously. Maybe we should too! They don’t call themselves wiccan on the home page, but when push comes to shove, it’s basically the same thing. The author goes into much the same history I described in my post yesterday, by the way. Just glancing at it towards the end where the bullet points are, give you an idea of the witchcraft these people are into. TO.DAY. (Even though they try to make it look as innocent as possible, remember, it’s still paganism and God tells us not to do it.) Their congregational link, (yes, it’s an organization!) is here: http://https://www.circlesanctuary.org/index.php/celebrating-the-seasons/celebrating-samhain
Just think how seriously those who are into black magic and the arts are taking this holiday. Think about how seriously the Satanists are. Why are we shrugging it off like it’s nothing? I just don’t get it. Well, yeah, I do. We want to have fun and be like everyone else.
Anyway, I have provided links that not only explain how pagan this holiday is and the practices that go on; they also say that the church has taken this holiday and “mixed” it, as one article said, but I told you all that yesterday. I actually find it interesting they used the word “mixed,” as that was what I was talking about yesterday anyway. We are not to mix the holy with the profane.
You can do your own research into the Catholic Church and how the pope or “vicar or Christ” (their words, not mine) began changing the Ten Commandments, integrating paganism into the church, and all kinds of other things. The documentation is there, and it’s really not that hard to find. I am not making a stretch here. It’s pretty straight forward.
Remaining what I call “willfully ignorant” on this topic, I personally believe, is a bad idea. They are the mother of all churches, and there have been many that have broken off over the ages, but kept and held true to a lot of lies and false teachings. It is important that we know and understand this. Many good hearted people are being led astray by false doctrine passed down over the ages. Being told a passage of scripture means something it simply does not say, places in the Bible that have been translated poorly if not incorrectly, and left out entirely…we need to be aware of this. We need to be informed.
But that is not the subject I am writing on right now. Just please, please, do your homework. Don’t take my word for it if you don’t want to. At least check into it yourselves though. Don’t assume I’m just making things up or pulling them out of my ass. I am not. And more than anything, remember that this comes from a place of warning and hope that others will be saved. Remember that God loves you and is calling you. That thing you search for, is him. He put that desire in you. He’s calling you home.
Thank you for your time and letting me rant! Be safe out there and wear the armor of God.
If you are interested in knowing more, this guy has done a lot of research and breaks it all down much further than I have the time or inclination to do. It’s pretty exhaustive, and I may not agree with everything he says, but again, feel that while we may not agree on everything, he is spreading truth about the subject and possibly encouraging others to look deeper into the matter. His article is found here. Very informative if you are willing to take the time: http://logosresourcepages.org/Holidays/halloween.htm