Men of Renown – the movies of today

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. – Genesis 6:4

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It definitely seems like there are a lot more superhero style movies coming out these days. And the more I sit back and look at it, the more I am surprised to see that people either don’t notice, or don’t care.

Take the Justice League for example.

The Flash is a representation of Hermes, the Olympian Greek god. Superman is a depiction of the god, Apollo. Then there is this half human, half robot dude… that represents the rising popularity in the trans-humanism movement. Diana is actually a depiction of the goddess, Diana from Roman mythology. I have heard that Batman actually represents Lucifer himself, having been the quote-un-quote dark night. Aqua man is simply the god, Neptune. He even has a trident in his hand.

It is no wonder that we find ourselves in a time such as this when the majority of the world has become infatuated with the gods of old. And when you stop and consider the plot of the upcoming Justice League movie, with Superman possibly coming back from the dead… I can’t help but shake my head at the idea that the deception has been ramping up a lot lately.

But, who are we kidding… these movies are harmless and I am just being overly ignorant.

Send Me Home – Digging through Bandcamp

Well, a while back I did a thing. I decided to remove all of the music from my library that was not Christ centered. With that, I ended up trashing more than half of my music. Now that my library is somewhat bare bones I have been itching to find new Christ centered music to fill my iPod with.

With that as my goal I spent about three hours this morning on Bancamp combing through Christian deathcore and hardcore bands. I found more than a dozen that absolutely meet my standard for the genre. But, the thing is… I am also not made of money. I am looking to fill my library for free if I can help it (which is kind of ironic when you consider I used to make a living off of my music). Well, Bandcamp did not disappoint. Rather than get a bit-torrent and steal music, I trolled Bandcamp for bands that were giving away their albums, EP’s, and singles. Although most bands were not doing this I did find 3 albums, one EP, and one Single that sounded fantastic enough to grab.

Of all the Free music I was able to scrounge up this morning, the band Send Me Home really struck a chord with me. If you are into the hardcore scene and are looking for a solid Christian band to check out, their EP – The Struggle, is FREE. I recommend giving it a listen. Hopefully in the near future I will come across a few more gems in the sea of bands littered across the FREE section of Bandcamp. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.

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Scripture of the Day – an honest reflection

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. – 2 Timothy 4:3-4

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Other than the obvious tacky photoshop in the 2015 image from NASA, do you notice anything wrong? Both of these “photos” are from NASA. Click here for the left image. And click here for the image on the right, just so that you see where I got them from.

For the last few billion years the Moon’s gravity has been raising tides in Earth’s oceans which the fast spinning Earth attempts to drag ahead of the sluggishly orbiting Moon. The result is that the Moon is being pushed away from Earth by 1.6 inches (4 centimeters) per year.

According to this, the moon has drifted away from the earth a total of 74 inches during the span of the last 46 years between the year 1969 and 2015.

I don’t know about you, but if I had to guess… it got a little bit closer according to NASA’s supposed photos. But who are we kidding… right? Quantum entanglement and the math of M theory explains it away I’m sure.

We live in a world where we are told to deny our God given senses and to trust in the wisdom of men. I’m sorry, but aside from fact that NASA is claiming either of these two images to be photos is one thing… but it is another entirety, to suggest I am to believe the moon got rather away while comparing these two pictures. There can only be one answer here. Either the earth and moon got closer in the last 46 years and the science behind the drift of the moon is fake. Or, the drift of the moon is real, and NASA is faking images. Or, the moon is exactly where God placed it and it hasn’t moved an inch out of its circuit, which means both the science and the images are nothing more than bogus fables.

Use your brain, people.

 

The Etsy Store and Christian Patches

For those of you that have been keeping up with me for long enough to know that I run an Etsy Store selling patches, I wanted to post a little update about the store.

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I started out the store doing fun stuff like Big Foot, UFOs, and Nessie. As the store grew I branched off and did quite a few different types of patches (faith based, my hatred for NASA, animal rights, and political themed). A batch of these patches have been Christian themed ideas. With that, I have recently decided that I am going to let a lot of my non-Christian designs sale out. And, after time… the goal is to primarily be a Christian themed patch store entirely. Having said that, I am going to start working on some ideas for some cool new patch designs. I already have one new one coming out in about a month. It is titled “Seven Trumpets”.

I am also going to start branching out of the circle style of patches and start doing larger odd shaped designs with this new direction for the store.

Wish me luck with this new direction.

The Dalton Minimum and the Year without Summer

I first learned about solar minimum when Sarah and I went on vacation about a month ago when we went to the Fort Davis Observatory in West Texas.

Solar minimum is the period of least solar activity in the 11 year solar cycle of the sun. During this time, sunspot and solar flare activity diminishes, and often does not occur for days at a time. The date of the minimum is described by a smoothed average over 12 months of sunspot activity, so identifying the date of the solar minimum usually can only happen 6 months after the minimum takes place.

But, what about solar minimums that last for a decade at a time?

The sun apparently goes through just such a cycle. Our last major solar minimum was in the late 1700’s. It was coined the Dalton Minimum. And we are headed for another one.

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As a result of the rapid cooling of the earth, crops were lost, weather patterns were erratic, and earthquakes were rampant. With the mention of such effect this cooling has on the earth’s mantle as well as the resulting earthquakes, it brings me to what is known as The Year without a Summer. While The Year Without a Summer, in 1816, occurred during the Dalton Minimum, the prime reason for that year’s cool temperatures was the highly explosive eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, which was one of the two largest eruptions in the past 2000 years. One must also consider that the rise in volcanism may have been triggered by the solar deficit as there is a high correlation between the interactions.

If you couple these two things together with the fact that we are seeing a spike in volcanic activity today and that we are currently stepping into a new solar minimum one thing is certain. It is no coincidence that recently Yellowstone National Park (which houses the world’s largest volcano) has seen nearly 900 earthquakes in as little as a two week period.

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According to experts in this field, the current solar minimum is due to hit its lowest point as soon as the early 2030’s. I don’t know about you, but I find this to be rather exciting when you stop and consider the current world stage as a whole (the Vatican, politics, the economy, moral degradation, etc…).

But, to that end… the bible actually mentions a lot about the sun and it’s circuit over the earth. It talks about a coming day when the sun will no longer give its light. When it will be blotted out because of the sins of the world prior to the second coming of Christ and how the sky will be blackened. Sounds a lot like the effects of the Dalton Minimum if you ask me. Only, this time around scientists are suggesting this one is going to be worse.

But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her lightMark 13:24

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as bloodRevelation 6:12

With all of this in perspective, there is no doubt in my mind that the end will come during my lifetime. Sure, there have been countless generations who have thought that they were the last, and it was not so. Although this is true, I simply need to just point out one thing.

If you want to learn more about the solar minimum that is rapidly coming our way, here is a scientific perspective on what is to come our way along with insights on how the last major solar minimum truly did effect the global economy. And when you stop and consider the world’s current dependence on the economic system for food shipments and distribution (no longer able to self sustain), this next solar minimum is going to be devastating to say the least.

Thanks for reading… and be sure to look into this stuff for yourself. The end is nigh. Have you accepted Christ?

But, who are we kidding? I am clearly just ignorant with an overactive imagination. Nothing like this will happen in your lifetime… maybe.

A family that longs to grow

Well, now that the cat is out of the bag so to speak (meaning that Sarah and I have talked with our parents), I figured I would post a quick little blog about it here. Sarah and I have been together for 7 years, this year. Our life together has been pretty great with very few bumps in the road along the way. And, life seems to be coming together.

With that in mind, we have been thinking about starting a family outside of just us, our two dogs, and one cat.

That’s right… we have been talking about having children.

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But, not just any children. God has put in on our hearts to foster and adopt. There are countless children across the world that are in need of a loving home. And when you break it down even smaller to a place like just the county that we live in, the numbers somehow still manage to remain astronomical. With that in mind, we feel that this step in our lives together is one way to show the love of Christ. To show selflessness. To show love, compassion, and care. To make a difference. Although this difference will only be made in the life of perhaps just one child, to that child this difference is a world of difference.

And so, I am writing this blog asking for prayer from those that do pray as we move forward with this journey together. We have picked out a local Christian organization to work with and have begun jumping through the hoops of their program.

We look forward to what the Lord has in store.

I laughed a little too hard

Now, I know that I already posted about this actual speech by Trump and how ridiculous it was… but I had to go back and re-watch it. It was priceless to watch Buzz Aldrin react to Trump’s comments about space (for those of you that may not know, space is fake, and Buzz knows it).