Hidden messages within modern commercials

Today’s post is another one regarding the degradation of our society away from the core values of morality.

While I was in the break room this morning I happened to catch this 30 second car commercial. For one, it shows how no one actually communicates anymore. Instead, people find themselves consumed by their devices (or better put; vices). The thing that I took away from this commercial however was the last thing the driver had to say.

He said, and I quote… “I have a brand new putter you don’t even know about. It’s awesome.” The way in which he said it, implying that it would remain a secret did not sit well with me at all.

Having pointed that out, I like how this commercial is so subtle with its none car insurance related message. First of all, we see the nice car, the beautiful healthy kids and pretty wife, as well as the insane amount of gadgets everyone in the car has. As a result it is very easy to assume that this is what success is supposed to look like.

Because, honestly… this family seems to have it together when you consider those aspects of the visuals we are presented (new car. Tons of expensive toys, etc.).

But, I digress.

Not only is this family disconnected as a result of being connected to their vices. It also implies through the driver’s final statement that there is a level of dishonesty, resentment, or even an intentional withholding of information within the family unit. Despite the fact that this family appears to have it together based on their material possessions, we can clearly see that the spiritual integrity of their relationships as a family is not founded in having open and honest dialogue.

I don’t know about you, but I would prefer honesty over luxury any day. Unfortunately, in this day and age we are constantly force fed this type of subtle propaganda to no end.

The sad truth is that this commercial is a success simply due to the fact that so many people within a family unit can relate to something as subtle as making a several hundred dollar purchase in secret while knowing that every financial decision can and does affect the entire family unit.

In short, if you are a covetous  person who prefers the pursuit of self interest over the values of honesty within your family unit, then this car insurance is for you.

But… who are we kidding. I am clearly ignorant, and I am just overthinking things. What’s the harm in shoving this down millions of people’s throats on constant repeat?

Probably nothing.

The Netflix Original: Atypical

This post is my personal reflection on having watched a few episodes of this show.

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Over the course of the last 4 or 5 months I have almost completely stepped away from television entirely. When I say almost, what does this mean exactly? Well, for anywhere between an hour to an hour and a half each day that I go to work I have a lunch break. There is a television turned on 24/7 in said break room. With that, I occasionally get my dose of nonsensical shows like Judge Judy and the Jerry Springer Show. Generally however, I do not watch the television in the break room. I rarely ever find myself glancing at it unless it is on something like global news or the local weather.

Having said that, I honestly do not remember the last movie I went to the theater to see. I think it might have been Interstellar (though I could be wrong), which should tell you something about my slow decline away from mainstream media considering the fact that it came out in 2014.

In the midst of this personal trend choice I have stepped away from traditional social media as well. Outside of this blog, my bandcamp account, and my Etsy store, I don’t really interact online very much. No more Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr. I just didn’t have time for it. But, honestly, not having time for it isn’t the real reason why I have started to step away from all of it.

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I have started to step away because I am becoming sensitive to what I take in. Most everyone knows and understands the phrase “desensitized“. And as a culture, watching movies, trolling social media, and television has desensitized us in a much bigger way than most of us are willing to realize or admit.

I have gotten to where I realize that the degradation of our society and the demoralization of our Christian values is a result of the desensitization of our society itself through the aid of mainstream media.

Now, I realize that what I just said is in no way a ground breaking truth. I think deep down most people already know and realize this fact, plain and simple. The only difference is that I am trying to do something about it on a personal level with Christian based intention.

So… what exactly prompted me to post this blog and start getting on this rant about some silly Netflix show?

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Well, I was actually in the middle of writing a science blog about how space is fake, but… I recently broke the rhythm I had going by watching a few episodes of a Netflix original show called, Atypical. I think I managed to watch three episodes in a row.

What prompted me to watch this show was the content and the relevance is currently has to my life.

Sarah and I are in the processes of becoming foster parents. This means that we have the potential of caring for a child with special needs. With that, this show seemed like it was worth having a look at. With that, let’s take a look at what this show is all about.

Atypical is a heartfelt comedy that follows the struggles of a family as they raise and care for their teenage son with autism. Seems wholesome enough, right?

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Sadly, this is not true. After having watched just three episodes I quickly saw a trend within the show that did not settle well with me as a Christian. Although, on the surface this is a loving show that gives the general public a glimpse into the true realm of what it means to care for a child with special needs, it had a much deeper story than that. One that is easily and intentionally overlooked.

What I mean by that is this; If we take away the core story of autism, what are we left with?

Sadly, the answer is degradation and the desensitization of our society. This show promoted drug use, premarital sex, adultery, theft, lying for the benefit of self interest, and more. As silly as that sounds it is absolutely the truth. Please tell me how something like that can be calcified as wholesome?

Some of you may be wonder how I came to this conclusion. Seems a little harsh wouldn’t you think? Well, the way that the show is laid out is quite nice. You see, when we are presented with these sins within the show, we are presented them in a way that implies that these sins are justified as a result of the daily struggle associated with the challenges of raising a special needs child (It is okay that you sin. life is tough and it is natural to need a release from time to time).

There is a constant sexual tension between almost all of the main characters playing minors in the show. In one scene they are buying condoms. In another scene they are at a strip club to get a look at breasts. The list honestly just seems to go on and on.

Basically, what this show told me had a lot less to do with autism and a lot more to do with the fact that it’s okay that you live in sin. Again, we understand that life is hard and as a result it’s natural to fall into these types of things. The lust of the flesh is real and life is hard. So, why fight it? Just give in and let life happen. That is what the story of this show really came down to.

So, with that… I can’t help but look at what this world currently deems to be wholesome. All it does is affirm the entire reason why I have started to step away from it all in the first place.

Because, let’s face it. If I am okay with something as wholesome as constant sexual tension between minors, promoting drug us, theft, and adultery for the sake of saying these things just happen because life it tense… then where do I really draw the line?

What we think become what we say. And what we say becomes what we do. Since it starts with thought, shouldn’t I take every thought captive in Christ?

2 Corinthians 10:5 – Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

At this point some people will probably tell me I am being over dramatic. I’m sounding like a morality Nazi. And honestly, maybe I am. Having said that, I am in no way condemning anyone (christian or otherwise) that enjoys going to the movies, watching television, or listening to music that promotes the desires of the flesh. Every believer is in a different place and I understand that. However, all I can account for is myself. When it comes to that great day of judgment I am going to have to take account for Me.

With that, it seems like I ought to be more sensitive to what I taken in rather than more desensitized. And the more I step back and actually evaluate what the world is trying to force me to take in, the more I realize that it isn’t good in the most subtle of ways.

Because remember, shows like the Netflix original Atypical aren’t in any way subtly making you comfortable with your daily sins, leading you to have an unrepentant heart because you grow to feel that daily sin is natural and okay. No, in fact it is quite the opposite.

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Constantly pushing the sins of others in my face while presenting them as the natural reaction to daily struggle is the last thing that I need in my daily walk with Christ. All that will lead to is complacency and a desire to compare myself to those around me rather than comparing myself to the one that maters, Christ.

But, what do I know. I’m over reacting… how ignorant of me.

Aytpical is a super heartfelt and wholesome show. You should go watch it.

We are reaching a place in society where you are either hot, cold, or riding the fence. And if taking a side by choosing to no longer ride the fence makes me seem delusional, then so be it.

This show, just like everything that seems to be placed in front of us these days is nothing more than a degradation of Christian value and moral.

Rant over.

Final summary: atypical – a show about the justification of sin in daily life. 

Noah is pretty much as legit as it gets

Well, after nearly 6 and a half years I have somehow managed to find my way back into a studio recording. You have no idea how good it feels to be laying down tracks again after all this time. One of my friends from church just so happens to be as legit as it comes, and that’s all there is to it.

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I hung out at his house for a few hours today laying the groundwork for a Deathcore song. I had a lot of fun. It may seem silly, but I got a lot of emotional release out of today’s session. Although this is not typically the genre I have recorded and toured in the past, I am extremely excited about this project. Tentatively, right now the goal is to record a 3 song EP and self release it on bandcamp. From there who knows what will happen… all that really matters is that right now we are having fun with it, and that’s what counts.

Here is a little taste of what we laid down. I recommend putting on headphones. My cellphone’s mic recorder doesn’t do it justice otherwise.

Anyway, this dude is my new hero… apart from Jesus of course. More on this adventure as it develops in the near future.

Space, the final frontier of discrepancies

I am no scientist, nor do I claim to have any bit a smarts in me wee-pea-brain. But, I can’t help but look at the following images and ask myself if NASA seems to have some continuity issues here. Observationally speaking, the images below don’t really match up.

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I just can’t help but notice the dissimilarities here. Look at how much closer those rings seem to have gotten while also becoming more in tune with how they would act if gravitational attraction on a cosmic scale were an actual factor. What I mean by that is this… the photo on the left seems to suggest that the rings are somehow offset from the sphere, and as a result somehow defy the way that gravity is supposed to act in the vacuum of space.

Come to think of it, I have looked at Saturn a few times in my life through a telescope. And not once have I ever observed its rings in a geometrical formation around the sphere such as the 2016 NASA photo seems to suggest. No, instead I have always observed it to be much like what we see in the image on the left (offset; defying the centrifugal momentum gravity would place on the rings). Why is it that this inconsistency exists? Why is it that what NASA shows us regarding this celestial body does not match what we can actually observe on our own when looking through a telescope? Apparently, the more expensive your telescope, the more it effects where the rings are positioned in relation to Saturn as a sphere.

Seems logical…

But it doesn’t stop there. If you go back and look at any of the images from 1960 and compare them to today’s NASA images, there are a lot of things that don’t seem to line up. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that the “quality” of a photo changes the way that the image will appear. I understand how focus works. I’ve used a camera. That will however… not change the shape or features of the image to the degree that we see here.

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Apparently, when you increase the resolution of an image the shape of that image and its features also change. I didn’t know that was how it worked. How ignorant of me. Speaking of shapes… the science people of today seem to suggest that the earth isn’t actually round at all. None of the planets are, apparently. Nope… they are oblate. And according to good ol’ Neil, the earth is pear shaped, because that makes sense.

If that is true, then why are all of the NASA images of any planet showing us something perfectly round? As you can see in the photo on the left of Jupiter, it doesn’t appear to be a perfect circle (which goes along with what scientists tell us about the shape of the earth and other heavenly bodies today). Why then are all of the photos of every planet including the earth perfectly spherical in shape today? They are either round or they aren’t. They can’t be both. Someone needs to get with Neil and Bill to clear all of that up.

Anyway, I feel like this rant has run its course. I just don’t feel that the drastic differences we see in the above images should exist over such a short amount of time. Something has got to give. Either the images from the 60’s were forged… or the images from today are forged. And since I can look through a telescope on my own and see roughly the same thing that was shown in the 60’s, I am inclined to agree with them. On the other hand, I can drop today’s NASA images into Photoshop and by changing the opacity to show where most NASA “photos” have been cropped, edited, or cloned in some way (making them no longer a photo, but a composite – which is a fancy way of saying, drawing). With that, I am more inclined to believe that the images provided to use today are the ones that are fake.

Having said that, here you go… rant actually over. Space is fake.

Someone explain these inconsistencies, please.

And if your attempt of an explanation is simply Googling one phrase, clicking the first video you find, and sending it to me… nice try, but no thanks. If you actually started looking closer at this stuff, you would be asking these types of questions, too.

But who are we kidding… right? I am ignorant.

Art and friends at church

Well, as it turns out one of my friends at church is actually pretty freaking legit at drawing. With that in mind I talked them into sending me one of their sketches so that I could bring it to life with a little color and pizzazz. I think it turned out pretty good considering the fact that what I had to work with was already great to being with.

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Not sure if this will end up heading anywhere, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we both team up in the near future with some more collaboration sketches that potentially turn into something bigger like zines or DIY comics. Could be pretty sweet if you ask me.

More details on this to come as it develops in its own timing.

Is the mark of the beast already here – 2017

Revelation 13:16-17 – And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

July 24th, 2017

April 8th, 2017

An ultra-trendy co-working space in central Stockholm is offering microchip implants to its 2,000 members, in order to help them open doors or operate office equipment. The implants have become so popular, the work space stages regular parties where attendees can get “chipped.

And before you point out that some of these people are getting it in their left hand rather than their right, please remember the bible says that he will force you to take the mark at some point. Right now, those that are taking this mark are doing it willingly. There is a difference.

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It’s not only starting to ramp up in the US this year, but overseas as well.

With all of this in mind, I would point out a post I did a few days ago regarding the removal of physical cash in 2018 with the aid of bitcoin.

This stuff has been on the cusp of taking of for nearly a decade now. News agencies like CNN and NBC have been telling us that this type of technology was headed our way for a while now. Well, it is finally here… right on top of us. There are a lot of other examples to look at. For starters there are a few large night clubs both in the states and abroad that use the rfid chip as a way to allow VIP members to skip the line at the door while also having rapid access to the bar. Some of these clubs also have what is called rfid implant parties.

Another example of how this thing has grown is what one spokesperson for an American based company had to say while chipping its employees this year. “When we came across this and saw it being used in other societies, we said why not us?

This means that it is already being used elsewhere to a large degree.

I am sorry, but I guess I am ignorant and I just don’t get it. Why would I be okay with going into a society where they have that much control over the populous? If they don’t like you for any one reason they can just turn off your chip (no more buying… no more selling).

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Now, I am in no way suggesting that this rfid chip is without a doubt the mark of the beast. I have no personal way of knowing that for sure. No one does. All I am pointing out with this blog post is to what degree it has built up steam in the last 8 months worldwide.

With that in mind, I can’t help but wonder how many Americans have this implant already. With the drastic rise in articles like this one  popping up recently I wouldn’t be surprised if the average was currently something like 1 in 30.

But hey, what do I know? I’m just ignorant. Keep on keeping on and let big brother make your decisions for you. Because, before long regardless of whether its the rfid chip or not, there is coming a day when he will cause ALL to partake in just such a venture.

Final Point – please note that it says “to receive a mark in” and not “to receive a mark on“.

Revelation 13:16-17 – And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

 

Bitcoin – 2018 Predicted in 1988 and space rocks

I do not at all claim to know anything about bitcoin and I realize that a lot of people have probably already seen this Economist Magazine cover from 1988. So, with that… I realize that this is nothing new. That does not however change the fact that it is right around the corner. 2018 is only a few months away (2018 being on the bottom of the coin in the cover art).

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With that in mind I am curious to see what happens with the current global currency system (debit/credit/paper). I find the cover art for the magazine to be rather interesting. The burning money and the phoenix. The fact this bird in particular represents death and rebirth and the evolution of a renewed dying system. The zero with the dash in the middle of it more than likely is based in numerology and mathematics, meaning empty set (out with the old and in with the new). I however find it rather odd that this same symbol in several languages is a representation for light.

Revelation 13:16-17And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Now, obviously this bitcoin system will not be the mark (which I believe will be a physical mark). However, I do find it funny that the current bitcoin talk on the web is that it is seemingly fail-proof (you can’t just print more money and that they will set a cap on how much is in circulation). With that in mind, you better believe there will a false flag very shortly after switching from the old system over to this one… which will in turn give way to the excused needed to actually implement a physical mark. Here is a blog post I recently wrote that shows of a similar system already being implemented overseas.

This stuff is coming faster than most people realize. Does that mean that the end will happen in my lifetime? I don’t know… no ones does. What I can say however is this; it wouldn’t surprise me if it did.

With that in mind I find it hilarious that we have people like Stephen Hawking predicting the end of the world. It seems like every time he talks on this topic, the time gets shorter and shorter.

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“We are running out of space and the only places to go to are other worlds. It is time to explore other solar systems. Spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth,” – Stephen Hawking 

According to good ol’ Steve, we need to abandon earth of face extinction within the next few decades. Since he seems to think we need to leave, I have to ask… where does he expect us to go?

Because, Bill Nye seems to think there is nowhere to go! And honestly, I agree…

Anyway… I say all of that to say this one last thought to help kind of tie it all back together. The 2018 magazine reference and the upsurge in bitcoin isn’t going to solve anything. All it is going to do is usher in the excuse needed to implement a physical marking system for economical coherency in this rapidly changing world.

There is a reason why all of this is suddenly ramping up. Because time is running out.

So, the question is… what does global currency have to do with space exploration, Stephen Hawking predicting the end of days, and the signs of the times? Exactly that… time.

Timing is everything. And it is all unfolding simultaneously.

Revelation 6:16And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.    

Sorry, Stephen… but trying to hide on another rock isn’t going to help.