Thursday, July 30, 2020

Our Not-So-Humble Government

Only a few months ago did the Pentagon release full video footage of three UFO sightings by the U.S. Navy. While much of the world continued to rave about the novel coronavirus pandemic, some paused in their toilet paper-hoarding hysteria to wonder in awe about the seemingly more realistic possibility that aliens do in fact exist.


Then coronavirus cases soared once more, and the Extraterrestrial evidence got lost in the midst of the COVID-19 chaos.


But the notion of other intelligent life existing in our universe is not something we should continue to keep pushing against the wayside. Governments around the world have been covering up evidence like this for far too long. The videos that were released in April of this year were from as far back as 2004. If they have been seeing things like this back then, imagine what other information they are withholding from us now.


One could argue that the release of these videos is a sign that the taboo of extraterrestrial research is starting to fade. However, it is still a vastly unexplored field that deserves more attention than it is getting. We need more scientists like Steven Greer who not only will dedicate themselves to the research, but actively will call out governments who hide alien evidence from their people.


As citizens of the Earth, we have a right to know about our cohabitants of the universe. If governments know more than they are letting on, which is undoubtedly true based on the withholding of these U.S. Navy videos, then there is all the more possibility that they will abuse any relationship that could be built between humans and other life forms.


We should be advocating to understand what governments know so far and continue to do more research on UFOs and extraterrestrial life, if not for the science itself, for our own humility. Political scientist Alexander Wendt said in an interview that he thinks there is “a belief that human beings are the most intelligent species on this planet, and it’s very hard to come to grips with the idea that if there are aliens here, they’re obviously much smarter than we are.”


And he’s right.


The research of intelligent life forms outside our planet is not just about discovering their existence; it is about humbling ourselves enough to realize that we are not the center of the world or of the universe. We must be open and willing to share what we know, and we will gain more knowledge in return, whether through our openness to ufology or actually interacting with other life forms. This humility of accepting our small role in the wide universe will lead us to more answers than if we were to stay closed up and turn a blind eye to what is happening right in front of us.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Has God Left the Earth?

When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve no one knew what was coming. The year 2020 has been one of loss, sadness, and great hardship for people in every capacity. Really if you think about it, there is not one person in modern society who has not been affected by this year's events. The most tragic event of them all has been the coronavirus pandemic which has swept the world by storm. Originating in Wuhan China, the virus has been around since November. Since then it has spiraled out of control and has affected everything from economies to shortages on common goods such as toilet paper of all things.

Throughout this year I have noticed a lot of non-believers being angry at God. They question why he would put his people through this if he is a God of love? They look at us believers like we are crazy for not wavering in our faith. It is during these times that us Christians must turn to God more than ever. 

Since this whole pandemic started everyone has been coming up with their own theories about it. Some people believe this is the beginning of the end of the world, some believe the coronavirus was formulated in a lab for science purposes, and others believe that this was an attack by the government, and it was all intentional. As a fellow Christian however, one of these theories really stood out to me.

According to the NIV bible 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 says “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” This verse stands out for several reasons. When I read this, it seems that God is angry. To be honest, he has every right to be. The world we are living in no longer matches up with God’s morals and set of rules. When talking about politics I often hear people say, “God has left the USA”. This doesn’t literally mean God gave up on us. What it implies is that these same morals have been gone for a long time and that is why our society is how it is today. In the case of this verse, it appears God has left the world, and 2020 is the year we pay for it. 

It has been argued that this verse foreshadows what happened and still is happening in 2020. “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain…” refers to the Australian wildfires that took place from June 2019 all the way through March of 2020. These fires tend to start from lightning during thunderstorms that don’t produce rain. The continued lack of rain or drought is what led to the fires raging on for months on end. 

The part of the verse that says “...or command locusts to devour the land…” refers to the swarms of locusts that took over eastern Africa. The swarms were so large that they appeared as black clouds and visibility was slim. Entire fields of crops were completely flattened resulting in millions of eastern Africans worried about facing starvation amid this coronavirus pandemic. 

Finally, “...or send a plague among my people...” In this case, COVID-19 is the plague and it is definitely among His people. Prior to the coronavirus, the last global pandemic was the 1918 influenza. It has been 102 years since the world has faced a global pandemic such as the coronavirus. What are the odds that amidst this pandemic the fires and locusts just so happen to occur in the same year?

Last of all, “...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” This is essentially saying if we as God’s children turn back to Him, He will forgive our wicked ways and fix these issues we are facing today. This leads back to what I said earlier about “God leaving the world”. This may very well be God's way of helping people find their way back to Him.

Earlier I talked about how I hear people being angry at God and doubting those who do follow Him closely. However, I also have noticed an increase of people talking about God in a positive light. People who would normally never pray, are now praying every day. People who doubted the Lord and never fully took the time to learn about Him are now picking up their bibles and making the effort to get to know Him. A Lot of people began to realize that no matter how bad the issue at hand is, God will always be there no matter the circumstance.

Sometimes it takes having something really bad happen to realize how good you really had it. In this case it may have taken a whole year full of crazy events and a global pandemic for us to realize how much God has blessed us all and to bring us closer to Him. People who think this is the beginning of the end may be right, but they also may be wrong. This verse we discussed suggested a second chance for us all to make things right. This may very well be the beginning of God coming back to the Earth.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Top 5

Top 5 Conspiracy Theory Websites
Conspiracy theories have been around for ages. From speculations to what goes on at Area 51 to secret societies influencing the rich and powerful. There are many conspiracy theory websites online to keep track of the latest developments in age old theories or to keep up with new information. Even though many people make fun of conspiracy theories, they just can’t seem to get enough. Here are 5 of the top websites to get your daily dose of conspiracy.
This site is neat, categorized and has a wide range of information about the biggest conspiracies that exist today. If you want to find out what’s the deal with North Korea or the Illuminati, this site has it all neatly arranged. Categories range from celebrity conspiracies to political. You can also find documentaries and videos about conspiracies for your viewing pleasure.
Even if you aren’t someone who keeps up with conspiracy theories, I’m sure at some point you might have heard about the Flat Earth Society. Their site describes the history of the society, forums for discussion, a library for flat earth literature, articles and books and a Wiki that seeks to answer all the FAQs about the theory and the society.
Godlike Productions carries breaking news, science and technology, offbeat discussions and investigative research. You need to have membership to access the site content and agree to terms and conditions. It’s not exactly a blog type website and instead consists of forums and threaded discussions about a myriad of topics that range from aliens and UFOs to Illuminati and NWO.
Reddit is the front page of the internet. Any topic you can think about has a thread dedicated to its discussion in a reddit forum. Naturally, it’s easy to find information about conspiracy theories on the site. The subreddits r/conspiracy and r/actualconspiracies cover a wide range of discussions on trending conspiracy topics and the classics. Here many other resources and links are shared to back up arguments and present information.
This site contains many alphabetized indexes on topics such as the supernatural and paranormal, science and philosophy, conspiracies and UFOS to name a few. You can find definitions, arguments and essays about hundreds of occult topics and is available in over 15 languages. It’s also a published book and has a kid’s version.

If you are a veteran at conspiracies or someone who is curious to know what it’s all about, these sites are great sources. Hundreds of sites about conspiracies exist but not all are neatly organized and have friendly user interfaces. The best part is that several on our TOP 5 list include moderated forums where active discussions can take place or new information or articles can be shared. If you rather not engage in the conversation, you can simply scroll through and look at articles or essays about theories.
 And no, you don’t need to own a tin foil hat to peruse these archives, or do you?

Friday, July 10, 2020

Homeward Bound

When it comes to the current political and social climate of the planet I think its important to stay in the middle. Aside from the fanatics who submerge themselves completely into an ideology most of us probably lean a little left or right. I guess some people even cement themselves wholeheartedly in the center. These are the worker ants of the mound. Claiming neither side but rather a mixer of both sides leaving out the extremism of either. Maybe I shouldn't use the word middle.

What I mean to say is that we should work hard at staying out of these things all together. As the world rushes blindly onward we must do our best to disengage from it. Become unattached from the madness and focus on what lies beyond the ashes. Look through the smoke cloud and try to catch a glimpse of light that will lead us home. Our real home.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Free Will? You Decide

  We are interdependent, sentient beings treading on this planet together. Alester Crowley said long ago, "Do as thou wilt" and he was right. Is that not the epitome of free will? Of course he was declared the wickedest man alive during his lifetime so we may feel the inclination to add the disclaimer "As long as it's not infringing on someone else". In so doing we are also right but then we're no longer talking about free will. Absolute autonomy must be included in the idea of free will.

  Many would argue that free will doesn't exist in us no more that it exists' in a toad or a bird. They argue that we are bound to our instincts' like a herd of caribou and all that drives us is intertwined in our collective DNA. I'm not sure if this view is married to evolutionists' ideology but it seems to me that the belief in God is related closely to the belief in free will.

  University halls have been echoing this debate for centuries. But the fact is that we can do whatever we want whether it benefits our species or not. Look at the Stalin's, Hitler's and Dahmer's of the world. For that matter look at any level of psychopath or miscreant of the human race. Now think of that, not on an individual basis, but much larger. Like corporations or even countries where the concern for others is out weighed by greed or some other motive. Entire populations have been poisoned or in some way oppressed by the free will of other people. IMHO this at least adds merit to the argument that free will is not derived from evolutionary instincts while in fact it does exist.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Trite Platitude

2020 has a strange vibe. This whole year there seems to be this swelling or surge of bad energy. I am NOT going to get into my theories or observations as to why. If I were to do that it would only add fuel to the fire. Instead I want to work on letting it go. 
  Let's picture the world as a raging river that ends with a terrible waterfall where nothing survives. However along the shoreline of this river are serine beaches that are immune to the sounds and fury of the river. Not everyone is going to make it to that beach. Some don't even believe that it exists'. 
  I, for one, believe that it does and I'm am struggling against the force of this river to get to that beach. Does it matter if I'm wrong? No. Is it making me a stronger swimmer better prepared for what the treacherous river will throw at me? Yes.
  To further the analogy Christ is standing on that beach throwing a life preserver to all that will simply call for one. The devil ,on the other hand, is cruising around on the river in a motor boat throwing rocks at us whether we want him to or not.
  Getting back to vibe I have an idea. It seems really simple but It's proving difficult to get people on board (haha). The idea is this: Be nice. I know it's not really my idea. Mothers have been teaching this for a really long time. Jesus says to love everyone and that is absolutely what we should do. It's what I aspire to do and it can be daunting at times but it may be a little easier if we take the advise of Dr. Leo Marvin and just take baby steps.
  Let's start doing our best at being nice to each other. No matter a belief or political preference or whether or not someone prefers Star Trek over Star Wars. We may not share the same fate but we do share one universal truth in that we are all careening towards the same waterfall.