Friday, May 12, 2017

Recon: The Death Mold

I wanted to give a larger example of the phenomenon I described on Tuesday, without making things political. But, then again, I know that some will see politics here whether they really are here or not.

So, flock it.

Most of us remember The Matrix; I’ve seen the first of the movies and have bowed to the reviews of the other movies in the series and not bothered with them. But the writers of these movies definitely had some Bible knowledge. In the King James translation of the Bible, there are five usages of the phrase “the matrix.” They always refer to the womb and to the birth of a firstborn.

Exodus 13:12
That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD'S. 
Exodus 13:15
And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.  
Exodus 34:19
All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is  
Numbers 3:12
And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine; 
Numbers 18:15
Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.
The same Hebrew word is used each time: רֶ֨חֶם (transliteration: rechem), though King James’ 47 translators didn’t always use “matrix” when translating the word ‘womb’ (and though modern Hebrew uses another word for a matrix of the artificial variety). The translators used it only when the writer pointed to the act of giving birth. That led me to research the etymology of the word matrix. It’s of Latin origin. and it does mean ‘womb,’ and, naturally following that definition, is this one: “an environment or material in which something develops; a surrounding medium or structure.” (As an aside, I found this definition interesting: “the substance between cells or in which structures are embedded.”)

Succinctly, a matrix is a biological or an artificial place where beings or things are built. A mold.

And so, we return to my assertion that the Devil is building his multi-dimensional kingdom of lies—in counterpoint to the Kingdom of God which the latter has been building and continues to build.

This world is the Devil’s matrix--a place in which complex falsehoods are constructed, not to mention, large-scale thievery and massive destruction. Both God’s kingdom and the Devil’s kingdom have the terrestrial characteristics I’ve already pointed to, but I have not yet pointed to the most important dimension: the spiritual one.

So, let’s take this knowledge and apply it as we look at one of the Enemy’s many edifices.

As we see from the scriptures, God instructed the ancient Hebrews to dedicate each new completed (male) “construction” to Him. (With free will being what it is, that didn’t always work out.) Additionally, God bestows each of these “constructions”--male and female--on us as a blessing; a "quiver full of arrows". Related to this is the importance of one’s lineage. This knowledge points into both past and future for almost every famous—and infamous—personage in the Bible, with Jesus’ lineage being of the utmost importance. God's kingdom is one of life.

Conversely, the Adversary is building his kingdom of dead bodies, stunted lineage, and absence of blessing. Abortion, as a singular act of murder is, through Jesus the Christ, a forgivable sin, if the murderer asks Him for forgiveness and repents. But the Devil has built a network--a matrix--of abortion. The physical, economic, and political aspects of it are mere manifestation of its unseen foundation, and that foundation is spiritual.

Opponents of abortion have referred to it as a “sacrament”—that is, an outward symbol which abortion proponents find to be holy. Here in America, we have embedded abortion not only into the very being of our national body, but into the spirits of many of our country’s citizens. Therefore, it makes sense that many pro-abortion advocates view abortion as sane and moral and view their anti-abortion counterparts as evil. To be against destruction of human beings is wrong, but to be rabidly for it is pro-woman. This is evidence of a metaphysical implantation of the Adversary’s reasoning, a way of thinking that is necessary for the success of his ultimate goal--death. Example. Example 2.

Call it a method of spiritual in vitro fertilization. An anti-creation.

Observation to be continued using another edifice.

*I differentiate the true pro-choice ideology from de facto pro-abortion stance which is that pro-life/anti-abortion ideology is anti-woman. God is pro-choice, not just on this matter, but on all things. That’s why He gave us free will.

(References: Bible Gateway, Strong’s Concordance, Online Etymology Dictionary, Merriam Webster Dictionary)

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

To Feed My Brains

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Confession: I will admit to having been on CalFresh (EBT) for most of 2016, but I have been blessed to be able to do without it since the beginning of 2017 and I don't plan on going back.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Recon: Gates of Hell

We Christians are familiar—some only passingly familiar--with Jesus’ assertion that the Devil is the Father of Lies. That is, he is the progenitor of everything that is false. Let’s stipulate that and go further: he is the architect of Lies. God is building His kingdom, and so the Adversary is building his.

This adversary does deal in simple falsehoods, but those aren’t his most lethal weapons. He is an imitator of his enemy, God, and therefore, his deceptions are high, wide, deep, broad, complex—and, long-term.

 These types of deceptions are four-dimensional at the very least; they are his weapons of mass destruction.

This is as good a representation as any of how I visualize time.
When we think of lies, we tend to think of them as linear one-dimensional, straight-out falsehoods: 2+2=57, for example—a thing so outrageously false as to be laughable. Another uncomplicated falsehood: if I tell you that I weigh 120 pounds and I know that I weigh more than that, or less (ha ha), that is a simple lie and easily disproven--in my case anyway.

Following the math example, think of the most complex mathematical statement that is true, then think of the inverse, a process that’s also complex but false. But how would most people know that the process is false? Its sheer complexity is its shield against the revelation of its false nature.

The dimension of time is very important and adds to complexity. The segmented, one-dimensional way of thinking that I mentioned in this post makes it easy to miss the multidimensional edifices of falsehood all around us.

And if you can’t connect “before” with “now,” and with “later,” nor see how dependent these time concepts are on each other, then everything is “now.” By the way, the connection of those three time elements is the spine of what used to be called scientific method.

More in a bit.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My April 2017 Post Digest From Da Tech Guy Blog

Narrative Treatment
Strategic Success for the Organized Left
Reality Sets In
Virtue Signaling and Chechnya
Writer Fu
The Hard Way
SJWs are Loaded
Dirty Deeds Done in North Dakota
Forgot Not to Forget



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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Another Job Bleg (UPDATED x 2)

I'm fond of food, too.
Hopefully, the last one.

Okay. There's a place I really want to work, but I have to apply in person.

I really need three things: transportation fare, laundromat money (I normally wash by hand, but this need to happen quickly) and a little appearance maintenance. Oh yes, and I have to head to the library to print out my resume.

I'll tell you what the job is after I get there. It's for a nearby Trader Joe's. Please help! I want to get this job before someone else gets it!

UPDATE (10:30AM): Need 250-300; have 75. No worries. I can at least get a little gas, appearance ($20; I'm low maintenance), and the copies. Tell your friends.

Oh, one thing: if you donate, let me know in comments or email where you land afterward. Thanks.

UPDATE: (3:15PM): Target reached, task completed, and back home. And I've edited the donation button. Thank you all and God bless you. Please pray for my success.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Down to Earth

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If you read anything today, read this.

Two great quotes:

Most things that we believe were “invented” by universities were actually discovered by tinkering and later legitimized by some type of formalization. I have shown in Antifragile how the knowledge we get by tinkering, via trial and error, experience, and the workings of time, in other words, contact with the earth, is vastly superior to that obtained through reasoning, something universities have been very busy hiding from us.
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Their three flaws: 1) They think in statics not dynamics, 2) they think in low, not high dimensions, 3) they think in actions, never interactions. 
The first flaw is that they are incapable in thinking in second steps and unaware of the need for it – and about every peasant in Mongolia, every waiter in Madrid, and every car service operator in San Francisco knows that real life happens to have second, third, fourth, nth steps. The second flaw is that they are also incapable of distinguishing between multidimensional problems and their single dimensional representations – like multidimensional health and its stripped, cholesterol-reading reduced representation. They can’t get the idea that, empirically, complex systems do not have obvious one dimensional  cause and effects mechanisms, and that under opacity, you do not mess with such a system. 

The 'they/their/them' pronouns refer to Interventionistas--those who promote the intervention by Western nations, specifically the USA, into countries like Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc., in order to remove tyrants and dictators. Regime change, in short.

The reason, however, that this essay excited me was that the author, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, using foreign intervention as the example, articulated something which has been whirling around in my head for quite some time. The itch got scratched.

This was the itch: the segmented way in which too many people think. There is little to no consideration to what comes before an event, nor to speculation as to what will likely come afterward.  I've even been told that speculation is a bad thing.

Like the man said, cause-and-effect is not only quickly becoming a foreign concept, but often a scorned one when introduced into a conversation. People want what they want and don't want to hear bad examples and unexpected side effects accrued by those who've had identical desires,  and, obviously, don't want to think about bad outcomes they are likely to accrue in the future.

This manner of thinking is also known as insanity. Epidemic.

I was beginning to think that I was the one who was insane...and maybe I am about some things. But this? I don't think so.

This isn't a political issue, nor even an intellectual one, not really. Honestly? I think it's a spiritual issue. I may have to expound on that later.

I look forward to reading two of Mr. Taleb's books and they're on my hold list at the LA Public Library. If you're interested buying these, please use the widgets below.




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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Schemes and Plans

Tomorrow, I'd like to record another episode of Ask Baldilocks, so I am soliciting questions. Also, in tomorrow's episode, I will include a couple of questions which I missed last week.

Sample of the camera/camera-operator quality
About the equipment I'm using: it's a built-in webcam in my four-year-old Asus laptop. We work with what we have and I'm grateful for that.

However, I'd appreciate any suggestions to improve the quality of the recording. And if you say "buy
a new camera," I hope that you would be kind enough to donate to that effort. 😊

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Don't Be a Tool of Your True Enemy

Finger-pointing is easy.
A few days back, I repeated my theory that everything which the Organized Left advocates leads to death and/or never-having-been-conceived and implied that such advocacy is one of the tools of the Enemy—Satan, that is. Got called a “whacko” for saying this. I’d call that a good sign.

(For those of you who think that my naming of the Enemy is condescending, you aren’t privy to the instances during which I’m discussion things Christian, get asked “who’s our enemy?” and must restrain myself from answering sarcastically.)

At any rate, I think that Leftist advocacies are meant for those who don’t believe in the God of the Bible. Most of these types of causes drive wedges between men and women, often for life.

However, the Enemy also has tools for those of us who do believe in the God of the Bible—different tools, but meant to cause the same thing: alienation between the sexes.

The Devil uses what’s in his character to use: accusation and pride.

I’ve argued about whether women should be pastors and a few of those with whom I’ve argued have been worthy and logical—and I can understand why some of them think that everything said by Paul of Tarsus was a commandment.*

But most have been emotional. For the record, I come down on the side of God's sovereignty; additionally, there are Joel 2:28-29 and Acts 2:17. I have been called a Leftist, a feminizer of the Gospel, and other unsavory, insulting things for my trouble.

But worse than the emotional and even the accusatory are these: people who see Eve’s sin as, somehow, worse than Adam’s and, therefore, use this as the reason that women may not be pastors. This kind of thinking is, and has been, an opened door to the idea that women are more sinful than men. It’s an old ruse and an old Big Lie told about God.

And the funniest thing about this way of thinking is that it's identical the Adam's pass-the-buck behavior, where Adam blamed God for Adam's part in the sin!
The man said, "The woman you put here with me--she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."
Eve had choices and so did Adam. But, Adam--and some Christians--act like Eve shoved the fruit down Adam's throat.

It's identical to the Islamic attitude toward women: that we cause men to sin. But, worse, it implicitly denies that Jesus the Christ’s actions were sufficient to wipe away all sins and all curses from everyone…

Which is also what the Devil wants: denial of Jesus' works. It's a short road from casting blame to denial of the essence of God. Turn around and go back!

Who's guilty? We all are; guilty and equally worthy of death. That why Jesus exists.

*When I point out that some of Paul’s practical prescriptions for church-seeding in the early first-century Middle East were necessary for the cultures of that time and that place but that they were not commandments meant for all time, I often get accused of calling Paul a liar.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

About the Cleveland Shooter


He's just the tip of the iceberg when it come to how brutally black Americans treat each other. The only reason that there's an uproar is because people saw an old man shot in the face right in their living rooms and in their hot little hands. (The United Airlines story has the same driver.)

The high rate of abortion and the high rate of black-on-black murder are more than just related; they are evidence of the same phenomenon. They are manifestations of the same disease: self-abnegation.

Has there ever been a group of Americans that hates itself this much? That murders its children, its peers, its parents and its grandparents?

Those who hate blacks should just sit back and wait.

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Ask Baldilocks, Episode Two


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