Daily Archives: December 1, 2012

Blowing chunks of tolerance

Pumpking blowing chunks

Jesus Christ says, “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth.” [Rev 3:14-16]

Heat is associated with passion and energy. When we’re in that state, our bodies release adrenaline, which increases blood flow, causing us to feel warmer all over while increasing oxygen to our brains and muscles.

Someone who is “on fire” with love for God is deeply engaged in the relationship, devoting every physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resource toward knowing Him, loving Him and serving Him.

People who are “on fire” with hatred for God are just as deeply engaged in the relationship, devoting every physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resource toward knowing Him, hating Him and defying Him.

Rage also comes in a cold variety, one which is just as intense, but a lot more controlled.

Think about what it means to give someone the cold shoulder, that form of body language in which you ignore another person completely. How is such a thing possible? If you truly have no interest in that person, chance will dictate that at least some of the time you will notice him or her. Therefore, in order to ignore another person completely, you must be obsessively aware of that person at all times.

I’m reminded of how much energy it takes to run a freezer or air conditioner. Those things put out a lot of heat keeping stuff cold!

So what’s neither cold nor hot? What does lukewarm-ness toward God look like?

Might it not be the oh-so-famous TOLERANCE that the Left-wingers preach?

The word tolerance means to bear, or to bear with. It is the opposite of respect and is the enemy of both love and hate.

I think of it like the way we all behave when we’re squashed into an elevator. For a time, we have to tolerate what elsewhere would be an intolerable intrusion on our personal space. And how do we accomplish this? By avoiding conversation and eye contact while holding our bodies rigid.

This is the exact opposite of what God says He wants. In the passage above, He says He prefers people who are actively engaged in hating Him. I get that.

Haters are obsessed with Him, which gives Him opportunities to reach them and win them over with His love.

But people who are doing that tolerance thing have shut Him out completely.

It’s no wonder the Left has elevated TOLERANCE to its highest virtue!

Notes:

“Jesus Christ says” … the passage actually says, “The Amen, the faithful and true witness”, but Rev 1:5 tells us “the faithful witness” is Jesus Christ.

“Vomit” … Most translations use either spit or spew here, but the footnote in the New American Bible says the original word literally meant vomit. A number of Bible commentaries cite some allegedly well know “fact” that lukewarm water is nauseating. I’ve never known it to be, so I googled and found: “In between the bouts of vomiting … you should sip lukewarm water from time to time.”

Sources:

http://bible.cc/revelation/3-16.htm

http://www.usccb.org/bible/revelation/3#74003016-1

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-stop-vomiting.html

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THE HAPPY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

I don’t usually post on the weekend,but I have a few articles and I’m in a pretty good mood.I skim the headlines while looking for appropriate things to post here,and de-programming myself from politics has put things in a much better perspective.About the ‘fiscal cliff’ fiasco,the GOP knows Obamaligula won’t give an inch.He wants to tax everybody.It would be nice if just once they walked away and told him,you bought it,you own it.They shouldn’t worry about being blamed for the economic collapse because they get accused anyway.If they want my vote again,ever,they have to show me they’re serious about cutting spending and making it possible for companies to build their businesses without crushing regulations and onerous taxes.They shunted the Tea Party reps aside,preferring to be the minority party in perpetuity.Speaking only for me,I’ve had enough.I’m going to stop now.Won’t waste any more bandwidth on a bunch of weenies.

 

 

 

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Just in time for Christmas!

President O’Can’tStopCampaigning went to a Pennsylvania toy factory to whine at the workers about those Big Bad Republicans in Congress who won’t give him what he wants for Christmas. Waaaah.

2012_11 30 Obama speech at Pa toy factory

Tweeters immediately created a mockem sockem new hash tag for TOY WON. My personal faves @

#ObamaToys

  • Etch-A-Debt
  • My Little Phony
  • Birth Control Barbie
  • Bob the Didn’t Builder
  • Lego Your Earnings
  • You-Didn’t-Build-A-Bear
  • Rockem Sockem Killer Drones
  • Race Baiter Barbie & Commie Ken
  • Limited “Stand Down” Edition GI Joe
  • Sorry! (Only available outside of the US)
  • Barbie Shattered Dream House – Foreclosure Edition
  • Puzzle of the United States! Now includes all 57 states!
  • No Operation: The ObamaCare Edition. Doctors not included.
  • Jengahzi. Keep stacking the lies until the whole thing falls down.
  • Operation: The ObamaCare Version. The game you have to buy. Seriously, it is mandated.
  • Occupy Barbie! Wow L@@K she really defecates! Cop car and rape tent sold separately.

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Today’s new SCRABBLE word went on my Christmas wish list!

ULU (pron OO loo) – Multi-purpose knife used by Inuit women.

ulu

My mom had a knife similar to this that she used to chop cabbage for cole slaw. Not being a fan of cole slaw, I never had a hankering for one myself.

Funny thing, I have been googling “cabbage + [various cutting words]” and, while I’m finding lots of gadgets from simple to industrial, I’m not turning up anything like what I remember her using.

The closest I found was under “pastry cutter” and that, golly gee whiz, looks a whole heckuva lot like an ulu. LOL

The cool part … okay, two cool parts … it’s recommended for people with WEAK HANDS (Like me, ooh ooh, pick me!) AND I just so happen to have loved ones of the employed variety LIVING IN ALASKA. Ha!

I think I’d like one with a pretty wooden handle that would feel good in my delicate princess hand, a cutting board with a storage slot and a scoop out place, which I swear has got to make cutting fruit and veg easier, like maybe deters those baby carrots from rocketing off? and also one of those ulu sharpeners like I saw at Amazon, cuz (You Listening, Loved One?!) you know how anal I am about keeping my blades sharp.

P.S., If you already got my Christmas presie, my birthday is in May … right before Mother’s Day. :o)

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