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“The God that Wasn’t There” trailer

This may be a video that helps you understand why certain people who believe they are following the good teaching of Christ, instead back the actions that are a far cry from Christ. If the leaders preach hate, intolerance, the followers will also. It is in our nature to be these things, it is religion that should hold us to a better standard.

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What is Faith?

McCobb is always telling me to have faith. But what is faith? In the Bible, perhaps the supreme reference, defines faith as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. (Hebrews 11.1 KJV)

Faith is believing there is more than what we see, hear and taste. Faith is belief not yet proven. Faith can also be the biggest lie ever told. Believing something is true doesn’t make it so.

Unfortunately people sometimes prefer to believe the untruth over fact. I don’t consider that to be faith.

For instance, it requires faith to believe in God. There is no proof, no method of measuring His presence. But I believe in God, my faith being the evidence of his existence.

My faith does not extend to the myriad of rules, regulations and traditions that have become synonymous with belief in a higher power. It baffles me as to how one could read the Bible, a book based on faith and forgiveness, and then forge a concrete and unforgiving religion around ‘the word of God’.

Incidentally the Bible is not the ‘word of God’.

Nights without hope, Days without dreams

So many of you out there are looking for something, or someone to believe in, I am too. It seems that the trust in anyone in government is, shall we say…lacking. We live in what should be the greatest country in the world, but is falling short of that goal.
People in other parts of the world are angry with us. Why is that? Could be that our beautiful country has been misled by a few greedy people? Have we become so accustom to getting the shaft that we just won’t do anything. Have we become the beaten child that thinks they deserve the treatment? Have we become like the housewife who never gets treated with respect and still decides to stay for, “that’s just reality”?
I hope we have not given up. I know it is hard, but do you remember a time when Kennedy was around? I don’t care which one, because they both had a power in them that gave this great country hope. But like others, like Martin Luther King, that gave us hope, but were killed right in front of our eyes.
We must start to demand more from those in power. We must protest the lack of caring in our own government. We must be lead by people that truly are great leaders, leaders that give hope to the people, leaders that unite our nation and unite countries of the world, a leader that is not in it for the power to make a select few friends happy, but a leader that sees the world as a fragile gift, a gift that can be a curse if wise decisions aren’t made. We need leaders that can speak properly and show that they have the mind to think, not just try to repeat what some writer put on a teleprompter. We need leaders who posses in themselves a concience and a heart for making good decisions.
In closing I open my heart to the world around me and speak the little peace we are still allowed too, as of now, with the knowledge that the reality that we are being watched so as not to step out of line too much. I leave you with my quite plea for change, change that will last.
May your life be filled with compassion, and forgiveness, so that you will see what path is best for all human kind, and the animals that share it. We have lost too many of both in recent years. Thank you all for reading this little rant. I hope it inspires you to not accept a life lead by those who are not good leaders. Demand better.

Don’t fear the dark

We seem to forget that reality is our dream to dream.
We alone must create the ultimate limitations in our lives, our own illusions of this dream we are in.
If we find ourselves in a life that is growing darker, it is us that decide to go deeper into that dark place.
We must realize that even in darkness one can find peace. There can be many lessons taught in the dark places of life.