Daily Archives: December 17, 2012

YOUR GRUDGE REPORT

Posted by Pistol Pete

Still not really in much of a mood,but we go on because we must.Maybe I can make you feel a little beter with the odd and goofy things I’ve rounded up.There is some political news, featuring President Pondscum, ‘Liveshot” Kerry, Sec. Cankles, Dickless Johnny Boehner and the left’s newest racist target,Tim Scott.Rather than waste a lot of bandwidth,I’ll put them all in one reply,for those who have avoided the news even more than I have.

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HEY,MR. SPEAKER,DID YOU LOSE THESE?

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CAUSES of DEATHS in UNITED STATES

ONE: 392,683 Tobacco Use
TWO: 300,000 Obesity
THREE: 98,000 Medical Errors
FOUR: 40,933 Alcohol Abuse Accidents (incl car)
FIVE: 37,485 Illegal Drug Abuse
SIX: 36,909 Suicides
SEVEN: 34,833 Alcohol Abuse Diseases
EIGHT: 34,485 Motor Vehicle Accidents
NINE: 31,758 Accidental Poisonings
TEN: 24,792 Accidental Falls
ELEVEN: 8,775 Gun Homicides
TWELVE: 4,221 Non-Gun Homicides
THIRTEEN: 680 Gun Accidents

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Sources: These were chosen by online availability, not to make one thing look worse than another.

Tobacco Use (2010 CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/tobacco_related_mortality/

Obesity and Mortality
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/obesity/mortality.htm

Accidents or Unintentional Injuries (2009 CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/acc-inj.htm

US Institute of Medicine’s report (1999). 2009 follow up said the problem had not improved.
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2960520-5/

Car and Other Accidents Caused By Excessive Alcohol Use (2001 CDC)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6089353/ns/health-addictions/t/alcohol-linked-us-deaths-year/

Drug Abuse (2009 CDC)
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Drugs/drug-deaths-exceed-traffic-deaths/story?id=14554903
Suicides (2009 CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/suicide.htm

Alcohol Abuse Diseases (2001 CDC)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6089353/ns/health-addictions/t/alcohol-linked-us-deaths-year/

Motor Vehicle Accidents (2009 CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/acc-inj.htm

Unintentional Poisoning (2009 CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/acc-inj.htm

Unintentional Falls (2009 CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/acc-inj.htm

Gun Homicides (2010 FBI crime stats)
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10shrtbl11.xls

Non-Gun Homicides (2010 FBI crime stats)
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10shrtbl11.xls

2008 accidental shooting deaths
http://www.thesurvivorsclub.org/extreme/surviving-accidents/accidental-shooting

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Pigtails! or should we say Bunny Ears?

Her hair just got long enough 🙂

2012_12 16 Pigtails

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A Brief Review of History — 313 to 1000 AD

Before we move on to the Revelation letter to Pergamum, we need a quick history lesson.

In 313 AD, Emperor Constantine ended the persecution of Christians by legalizing the religion. In 395 AD, Emperor Theodosius I, the last to rule over both the eastern and the western halves of the Roman Empire, issued decrees that effectively made Nicene Christianity the official state church of the Roman Empire.

The Nicene Creed was formulated at the Councils of Nicaea and Constantinople in 325 and 381 respectively. In 431, it was ratified as the universal creed of all Christendom by the First Council of Ephesus.

In these centuries following the legalization of the faith and during the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, the church was blessed with a number of eminent Christian teachers and great bishops – known collectively as the Early Church Fathers – whose scholarly works contributed greatly to the theological and spiritual development of the faith.

In the Roman Catholic Church, Saint John of Damascus (died 749 AD) is generally considered the last of the Early Church Fathers. He is also known as Saint John Damascene “the golden speaker.”

Roman Empire vs Dark Ages maps

Two major centers of Christianity – East and West – emerged as a result of the turmoil caused by barbarian and Muslim invaders.

In the West, civilization pretty much collapsed, leaving the Christian church – under the guidance of the Bishop of Rome (Pope) – struggling to maintain itself. The constant political turmoil, invasions, wars, and repeated interference in church affairs by local political rulers consumed much of the energy of successive popes and often diverted their attention from spiritual matters.

Basically, the Western church survived, but stagnated for about five hundred years, reaching its lowest-point of spiritual prestige and power just as the calendar was approaching the apocalyptically scary 1,000 year mark.

In the East. the Christian church – under the guidance of the Bishop of Constantinople (Patriarch) – was protected by, but also largely subservient to the political rulers of the richer and more stable Eastern Roman Empire.

The Eastern Orthodox Church formally split from the Western Roman Church in 1054. Relations between the two had long been embittered by disputes over the nature of the Trinity, the use of leavened vs. unleavened bread in the Eucharist, and the Roman Pope’s claim to universal jurisdiction.

The rest of the early Christian churches were swamped by Muslim invaders, who conquered the Middle East, central Asia, and North Africa.

The once prominent Christian church in North Africa (Alexandria, Carthage) was overwhelmed and ceased to be a major player in either politics or religion, though I believe the Coptic Church traces its roots back to Apostolic times.

Now that we’re all up to speed on the history, we can better understand the Revelation letter to Pergamum.

Sources:

Eerdman’s Handbook to the History of Christianity [Eerdmans Publishing, 1977]

http://www.worldology.com/Europe/early_dark_ages_2.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coptic_Orthodox_Church_of_Alexandria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodosius_I

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Fathers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_Damascus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East%E2%80%93West_Schism

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