Showing posts with label satan. Show all posts
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October 18, 2015

Unhappy Halloween

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

In my younger days, I was excited about Halloween. Not just going door-to-door and getting candy from neighbors who were pressured into giving it out (although some liked doing it), but doing scary stuff and wanting people to be frightened by my lame costume. (Big scare, people are expecting diminutive people to show up in costumes on that day.) My mother made me take down the decorations I had up in my room.

As I grew older, I put aside those things and realized that I hate fear, and am not a fan of Halloween. Isn't there enough death, fear and evil in the world without celebrating it? Yes, I realize that some people believe it's a way of coping with the fear of death and fear of the unknown. There were tasteless jokes made about the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and of the space shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 that I regret ever hearing, and I was told those were coping mechanisms. I don't buy it.

I don't get into horror movies (the Saw series and others have been called "torture porn"), but never mind about that now.


Halloween gets more graphic and occult every year. Some people removed their extreme yard decorations, then blamed other people for their foolishness

Halloween is a big money maker, and this 2014 article in The Atlantic tells us that although it's not one of the top retail holidays, Americans spend billions of dollars on costumes (including for their pets), decorations, candy, and so on.

Things get more intense every years, it seems. Some sidewinders had an exceptionally graphic, realistic and offensive yard display, including the image of someone crucified upside down, and other startling images. I'm going to send you to a site with a video from a news broadcast, but be forewarned, this is not for the young 'uns or people with delicate sensibilities. Click here for the site, and if the video doesn't work for you, an alternate with the images is here. These people had no regard that they were near an elementary school or that the neighbors didn't cotton to the displays. Instead, they took them down out of fear for their own safety, what with people standing in their yard in the middle of the night and such.

What did they expect? Those of us with a Christian worldview and some knowledge know that this kind of thing attracts people with demonic influence, the mentally disturbed, and the genuinely curious. The woman in the video actually played the victim card, and placed blame on other people. Hey, lady! Here's your sign!

Halloween is a day with pagan occult origins (see "Halloween History and the Bible" and "Are Ghosts Real?" It cannot be Christianized with the real meaning forgotten, and it is a major holiday for Satanists.  Can Christians celebrate or participate? Although I don't, they do have their freedom in Christ, but should stay away from the occult aspects. Those of you who say, "Absolutely not! Jesus didn't tell us to celebrate it or any other holiday", don't get legalistic on me with your disunderstanding of the Bible, you savvy? We'll ride our trail, and they'll ride theirs.


February 12, 2015

Evolution, the Illuminati, and Question Evolution Day


by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

For Question Evolution Day, I decided to write some thoughts about the Illuminati and conspiracies. According to some people, the Illuminati is a secret organization that seeks world domination, and has a strong influence in the affairs of governments. I understand that they're also spying on individuals, and some accounts tell us that they want to take over the world for Satan. 

Yes, the Illuminati started out as a secret organization, and people link them to another secret organization, the Freemasons. They have also been allied with the Anunnaki, who are (according to some accounts) our reptilian masters from outer space who also control the world. The details are sketchy about their power and alliances, and vary greatly, some tales are extremely far-fetched.

How secret are they, then? People seem to "know" a great deal about them. They are writing Weblogs and posting in social media all over the place. When people make the devil hand signal where the index and pinkie fingers are extended, and the middle two are held down by the thumb, sometimes observes exclaim, "Aha! An Illuminati person is signaling other members!" That hand sign is popular in occult heavy metal acts (such as the late Ronnie James Dio), and is also used by supporters of the Texas Longhorns football team. I remember people accusing George W. Bush of flashing the sooper-sekrit signal. Yeah, big secret. In a press conference, a sign that many people know the secret for, in front of the press and millions of viewers — and he's known for doing it to support the Longhorns.

I reckon that I'm put off by the wild stories and conspiracy theories; there isn't a great deal of unity in them. If the Illuminati or a consortium of secret, powerful groups does exist, there's not hardly a lot I can do about it. I'm sure some people will want to convince me now.

Do you want a conspiracy theory? I'll give you one.

Today is the fourth annual Question Evolution Day. It is an event to unify people who want to speak out against evolution and affirm creation, and for people to stand for religious, intellectual, academic, speech and other basic rights. We hope that not only will biblical creationists uphold the authority of Scripture, but that people will start to critically examine evolution and see that there is precious little science in it. Conjectures, "just so stories", unfounded assertions, fraud and outright lies are used to uphold evolutionism.

Why?



It goes back to the Garden of Eden, and Satan's first lie where "you shall be like God" (Genesis 3:4-5). People use evolution to "scientifically" justify their rebellion against God, even though they know he exists (Romans 1:18-22). He's the Creator, and he makes the rules. People want to be their own gods, making their own rules and worshiping false gods, especially themselves and invoking Scientism. Evolution is a major stumbling block for people to come to salvation through Jesus Christ.

Satan is the controlling force of billions of lost souls (2 Cor. 4:4). He loves evolution because it promotes his lie to Eve that people have believed for millennia afterward. So, Satan protects evolution with his Darwin Drones, stalkers, trolls, and the like. Many people are deceived by evolutionism, and fight to keep it from rational scrutiny. If it was an intellectual problem, people would be biblical creationists! But no, it is a spiritual problem.

Although there is no secret organization of evolutionists, Satan is the mastermind controlling evolution. (You'd think the Illuminati, Masons, Anunnaki, and others would be violently shutting down creation science, since it proclaims the true God of the Bible.) The conspiracy is in the unseen realm, not from flesh and blood (Eph. 6:12).

You want a conspiracy theory? I can do one for your dancing and dining pleasure. 

Satan is the mastermind. He has servants who willingly bow to him for power, money, prestige, and other promises. So, his servants organized into secret societies to fight against the truth of the gospel message, which begins in Genesis. Wait I hear someone outside better post this quic

July 20, 2013

Atheism, Satanism and Dawkins

It is not an easy religion to adopt in a society ruled so long by Puritan ethics. There is no false altruism or mandatory love-thy-neighbor concept in this religion. Satanism is a blatantly selfish, brutal philosophy. It is based on the belief that human beings are inherently selfish, violent creatures, that life is a Darwinian struggle for survival of the fittest, that only the strong survive and the earth will be ruled by those who fight to win the ceaseless competition that exists in all jungles - including those of urbanized society. Abhor this brutal outlook if you will; it is based, as it has been for centuries, on real conditions that exist in the world we inhabit rather than the mystical lands of milk and honey depicted in the Christian Bible.
— Burton H Wolfe, Second Introduction to The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey

A Satanist practices the motto, "If a man smite thee on one cheek, smash him on the other!" Let no wrong go unredressed.

Satanism encourages its followers to indulge in their natural desires. Only by doing so can you be a completely satisfied person with no frustrations which can be harmful to yourself and others around you. Therefore, the most simplified description of the Satanic belief is: indulgence instead of abstinence.
— Anton LaVey

"Never seek to censor or cut yourself off from dissent; always respect the right of others to disagree with you."
. . .
“Mock them, ridicule them in public, don’t fall for the convention that we’re far to polite to talk about religion,” a frustrated Dawkins continued, “Religion is not off the table. Religion is not off limits. Religion makes specific claims about the universe, which need to be substantiated.  They should be challenged and ridiculed with contempt.”

— Clinton Richard Dawkins on two different occasions





Previously, I have written about common elements between atheism and Satanism. I must specify again that this is regarding LaVey's Satanism, and not the idiots who sacrifice helpless animals (or even humans) to Satan. LaVey did not believe that Satan was an actual being. His Satanism emphasized self-gratification. Indeed, Aleister Crowley "Great Beast 666" restated an old expression as, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law". (Yes, he was a Satanist of sorts: "It seems I possessed a theology of my own, which was to all intents and purposes, Christianity.  My Satanism did not interfere with it at all.") Since they are essentially hedonists, is there any doubt that a Satanist will deceive in order to attain his own ends?

Anton LaVey attempted to make Satanism respectable and intellectual, and drew heavily from atheist Ayn Rand. Atheists are famous for their pseudo-intellectual posturing and sneering that they are somehow more intelligent than "theists". But while proclaiming to believe in "reason", they use abundant logical fallacies, childish name-calling, profanities, and outright lies in order to achieve their own ends. Sexual harassment is a problem in the atheist "community", which would not be surprising from a Satanist seeking his own pleasure.

In the quote at the beginning of this article, Burton Wolfe indulged in prejudicial conjecture (misleading assertions without knowledge or support) so he could affirm Satanism and misrepresent what the Bible teaches. Richard Dawkins does this kind of thing, and Dawkinsites repeat his ex cathedra pronouncements without actually thinking about them. Indeed, he uses logical fallacies and even demonstrates his own lack of knowledge about the nature of science in his efforts to destroy Christianity. It is readily apparent in his blatant hypocrisy cited earlier.

"Why would anyone want to destroy Christianity, Cowboy Bob?"

The oldest lies came from the beginning of creation. First, "Did God really say..." followed by a distortion of what God said. Then, "You shall be like God" (Genesis 3.1,5).


Modified from morgueFile/luisrock62
The sin of Lucifer was pride. Satanists reject God and embrace their selfish desires through pride. Atheists pretend that God does not exist, and bow down to "reason" and "science", using self-serving redefinitions of those words and of "reality" as well. For that matter, many liberal "Christians" weasel their way out of believing what the Bible says so that they can do what they will. People have been blinded by the lies of Satan (2 Cor. 4.4), and want to become their own gods. Thinking they're clever, they fall for the lies of the Great Deceiver. No wonder they wish to destroy the truth.

February 28, 2012

Dawkins Disappoints His Master

Modern "science" (read: religious philosophies of evolutionism conflated to mean "science" and confuse people) is becoming a religion in its own right. Think about it. People rely on science to solve all their problems. After all true (observational and applied) science does exactly that, and gives people hope for a better future.

Richard "Daffy" Dawkins has been a pope of scientism, preaching the anti-gospel of evolutionism. This hardcore atheist believes that God does not exist, then conveniently hates him anyway. Playing off people's anger, confusion and bigotry is a great way to sell books, innit, Ricky? But that agnosticism crack is displeasing to his master.

Do you know how to make a scientist mad?  Try this some time.  Go up to a scientist and say that you believe the natural evidence of creation supports a scientific inference of a creator.  That is, explain that the abundant evidence of design in the universe and the world around you naturally leads you to believe there might be an intelligent designer.  Unless you happen to find one who practices the scientific method objectively, you will succeed in provoking the wrath of certainty from a dogmatic person who will lecture you on the difference between “science” and “religion”.

You will, in fact, create a mad scientist.
Ha ha ha ha ha.
Oh, my servants, let me tell you one of my greatest kingdom secrets.  I’ve succeeded in making “science” the new world religion by carefully cultivating the discipline of science and the persona of scientists as being “objective” arbiters of truth.  Bias free, contemplating, rational minds inside humble bodies supporting white lab coats, dutifully doling out truth to the masses.
Read the rest of  "Atheists Make for Mad Scientists" here. Ha ha ha ha ha.

November 16, 2010

DCLXVI

Isaiah 14.12-14


Revelation 13.18

He came like a savior from the east
With the face of an angel
But the soul of a beast
Out of war he promised peace
And to all, prosperity
We trusted him and that was when
He brought us to our knees

We wanted an end to all our fears
He told us peace would reign a thousand years
And as we swallowed up his lies
Slowly we were paralyzed
He sealed our fate, then far too late
We saw through his disguise

Six sixty six
It was hard to believe we could be so deceived by
Six sixty six
For a mark on our skin we sold our souls to him

Without it no one could buy or sell
He made the world his throne, this prince of Hell
And those who would not worship him
Were never seen or heard again
His word was law, we surrendered all
But we prayed for life to end

Six sixty six
It was hard to believe we could be so deceived by
Six sixty six
For a mark on our skin we sold our souls to him

And there came a beast from the sea,
And the whole world was amazed
and followed after the beast.
And they worshiped Satan the dragon
because he gave his authority to the beast.
And the second beast of the earth came and deceived all who dwelt in the earth,
causing all to be given a mark.
So let him who has understanding
 calculate the number of this beast,
For his number is that of man —
His number is six six six.

He made war against the saints
He cut them down and filled their graves
He blasphemed God in His dwelling place
And mocked His holy name

Six sixty six
It was hard to believe we could be so deceived by
Six sixty six
For a mark on our skin we sold our souls to him

We sold our souls
Oh, beware of his lies, don't be fooled by his tricks
666

Revelation 13.1-18 


Six Sixty Six by Rob Frazier
from the album "Cut It Away", 1984



Revelation 20.15

May 6, 2010

The Devil You Say!

This video from the 1980s by the great DeGarmo and Key band is startling in several ways, not the least of which is the change in technology between then and now (dot matrix printer, 5-1/4 inch floppy disks, Apple computer, etc.). Also, if you're familiar with videos like ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man", you'll notice a similarity in the production style. I can't prove it, and spent a lot of time trying to do just that, but if memory serves, a producer and/or director of ZZ Top material was involved in making DeGarmo and Key's "Six Six Six".


If you can't see the video, it is also embedded at the mirror posting. Addendum: Google fouled up a bit, some of the sound is muddled here. I suggest the other version at the mirror site.

April 28, 2010

Time Wasters: Arguing


Buon giorno. I like an argument as well as the next guy. No, not the kind that we have now, with put-downs, contradictions and vindictiveness. The kind I like is the "classical" argument, with presenting positions, proofs, rebuttals and the like in a structured environment. These are stimulating and have intellectual value.

It is indeed unfortunate that those have to be scheduled and do not happen spontaneously.

Modern arguments are a waste of time, especially in certain situations.
  • With the boss
  • With the police
  • With your spouse
  • With your children
  • With your spouse's children
And so on, and so on...

The worst argument is with Satan. That's right, you heard me, Poindexter! What, you think you've never argued with the devil? Well, when you know what is right and you talk yourself out of doing what is right, that is one place. Another is when someone is trying to convince you to do something that you know is wrong when you already know what is right.

In Perelandra, by C.S. "Jack" Lewis, a woman is being told to go against an edict. The man that is trying to get her to go against her instructions is badgering her on and on. She's engaging in the discussion instead of ending it. That's how you lose arguments! I have seen people lose to their children and to Satan (sometimes, it's both in the same body, capice?) because they keep the discussion going.

"What happens when you keep going, Uncle Bob?"

Glad you asked.
  • Your resistance is worn down
  • You get confused
  • Your opponent gains time to think up more arguments
  • You lose sight of your original purpose
  • You forget that the whole thing should be simplified, you need to stick to your principles and obey your conscience (God's leading)
In other words, when you're trying to do the right thing, do it! Don't discuss, rationalize, make excuses or whatever. You know that's right, so do it! Don't prolong the discussion with useless arguments. Stick to your values and do what is right.

June 9, 2009

Blame God

Buona sera. Today's rant is a bit different. It's from the heart (I do have one despite what my ex will tell you), there are no hard facts — but some reasoning.

Lemme 'splain, Lucy. I'm going to connect my conclusions with my observations, and I'm going to show a bit of "two can play at that game".

Due to circumstances that I will not discuss, I had to watch some of a soap opera. (To be politically correct, "daytime drama". To be honest, "waste of time".) But I have to give some credit to the actors, actresses, writers and director because the cast was doing quite well in looking like the infant on the show really was in imminent danger of dying from a virulent disease. I almost wanted to reach out and comfort the sobbing babes.

One scene set off a mental chain reaction for me. She was in a hospital chapel and saying to God, "Is this what you want? What are you doing? Spare the child" and that sort of thing. Well, that sort of reaction has bothered me for years. I cannot believe in, and I do not find Scriptural support for, the idea that God causes illnesses to teach you, or someone else, a lesson. Perhaps that can be inferred in the Bible with some isolated cases, but it's not a general rule.

I'm going to interject that people say some amazingly stupid things when a child dies. They want to be comforting, and sometimes they want to look like they're full of wisdom. Yes, I can get along with "He's in a better place". Stuff like "God wanted one more angel, so he took your baby up to Heaven..." I have to walk away! Besides, angels are not dead people, capice?

Now I'm going to tie this in with a conversation I had with Tommy the Knocker. The conversation was more civil that it looks on the screen, and he was playing Devil's Advocate to help give me a mental workout. And no, I'm not going to pretend that I have all the answers. But I do have some of the answers, and also offer alternatives to what some people say. No way am I going to make this an extended theological treatise!

TK: If God made everything, why is there death and disease?

Me: Everything was perfect at first. There were physical consequences to the sin of Adam and Eve. That "free will" thing has a lot of responsibility. We are the created beings, we cannot fully understand the creator.

TK: People want God to stop the suffering because he's supposed to be all-powerful and all-loving. That's why the woman in the show was crying and praying that way.

Me: We make demands of the creator of the universe and expect him to be a cosmic Santa Claus; if we don't get everything we want, the way we want it, when we want it, we think he doesn't care or isn't even real.

TK: If there was a God, he could stop all illness, war, evil and all that. So there must not be a God.

Me: You can also say that the results of (blank) election prove that there is no God. It's always amazed me that people want to blame God or assume he's not real. But the facts also add up the other way: The existence of all the evils that you see in the world are evidence that there is a Satan and his minions. The Bible tells about him, too, you know. And I think the existence of Satan should be obvious if someone bothers to think.

TK: Give another answer for evil in the world adding up to belief in "no God".

Me: People with this narrow view forget all the good that has happened, even in our daily lives. Little things count, and there are big things...ever hear of St. Jude's Children's Hospital? World Vision? Samaritan's Purse? Good old Salvation Army? Bright Hope International? Church specific, denomination specific on the local level? Or other research and medical outfits? Those were started by Christians. "You know them by their fruits", and Christians have been doing good for others for centuries. Sure, there are Jewish organizations as well, I don't want to claim a monopoly. But I don't know of Muslims doing anything for those outside of their religion. Hey, have you ever known of an atheist organization that did anything for anyone? Maybe atheists are good people, but they don't have history on their side for doing good deeds.

OK, that's enough. My point is that the "evil in the world" is a biased world view, and there is plenty of evidence for people doing good in God's name. Evil does not rule. Yes, there is suffering and sickness. We try to overcome it, and I believe that God inspires people to discover cures and advances in medicine. But remember, the created cannot fully understand the creator. No, it's not a cop-out, it's the truth.

Back to the usual snarkiness and sarcasm later.

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