In Trouble In Church: Life In the Fifties

 

 

After or during these socials, as well as in church we boys could always find trouble, seems as if it was lurking around every corner. As I grew older, mom became less willing to let me sit with other boys, not sure why.

One particular Sunday, Kenny and I were sitting in the back of the church behind a bachelor that was inclined to fall asleep. He had a habit of resting his head on his hand with his elbow firmly planted on the church pew. Sure enough, his head began to nod about halfway through the sermon.

One can only resist the urge so long, suddenly and without warning, I found my right index finger firmly lodged beside his elbow, one sudden jerk and it would be mission accomplished.

The unintended consequences were that his head hit the church pew and resulted in a sound that was heard throughout the church. 

I knew I was in trouble when mom turned around and glared at me. 

The next few Sundays, I sat quietly next to mom.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The little Boy and the Wedding

A little boy was in a relative’s wedding. As he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd(alternating between bride’s side and groom’s side).

While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar…so it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR all the way down the aisle.

As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the pulpit. The little boy, however, was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing and was also near tears by the time he reached the pulpit.

When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, “I was being the Ring Bear…”

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Same Sex Marriage

 

 

Same Sex Marriage   One of the big controversies of the day is same sex marriage. It seems everyone has an opinion and for many their opinion changes with the wind.

  Many people originally oppose it, but when they hear others come out in favor of it, they jump on the bandwagon wanting to be part of the “IN” crowd without thinking about all the unintended consequences.  

Once you stop defining marriage as between one man and one woman you start down a slippery slope.

Soon bigamy and polygamy will be legal, after that marriage to animals will follow. There isn’t any thing you can do to deny those possibilities once you break down the barrier and redefine marriage.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Freedom Of Religion

 

Freedom of Religion

Many people today have a distorted belief about what freedom of religion actually is.

That belief springs forth from the massive amount of misinformation in the public arena today.

Many believe the founding fathers wanted us to have freedom from religion.

The Constitution specifically states we as Americans have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion as many believe today.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

There is a big difference.

Freedom from religion means that we will not be allowed or subjected to any religious belief whatsoever.

It means that no religious or spiritual belief would ever be allowed in the public square.

That is not what the founders believed. They promoted

freedom of religion. Most of the founders believed we should discuss our religious and spiritual beliefs in the public square.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Noah Had the Right Idea

 

Noah had it right

With all the discord in the world and knowing most people don’t listen and ultimately do their own thing, I have come to the conclusion that Noah had it right all along. 

People weren’t listening to him and they were doing whatever they pleased so Noah saw the handwriting on the wall, he got on a boat and left. 

Not his problem, not his circus. He created his own circus.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Rabbi and the Priest

The Rabbi And The Priest
A priest and a rabbi were standing by the side of the road with a sign reading, “THE END IS NEAR! Turn yourself around now before it’s too late!”

. . .

They waited and waited for a car to come, but it was a lonely road, and it took awhile.

Finally, they heard a car coming, and they step out to the road to hold the sign between them to be sure it was clearly visible.

“Leave us alone, you religious nuts!” the driver yelled.

The road rager stomped on the gas and crashed through the sign, blowing it to pieces.

From around the curve, the two men of God hear screeching tires, then a moment of silence, and then a big splash.

The rabbi turns to the priest and asks, “Do you think the next sign we make should just say, ‘Bridge Out’?”

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Pleiadian Believe

An excerpt from the book, A new World, If You Can Take It.

The Pleiadians are said to believe that our Earth religions are cult-like and primitive and that they keep us from evolving spiritually.

They also say that there is really no conflict between science and religion because the spiritual beliefs are based on reality and not someone’s opinion. What has intrigued me so much about this story is that the Pleiadians speak of an Intelligence which they refer to as “the Creation.”

Life is Creation’s dream of oneness and all comes from this one intelligence that we would label as “God.” Yet the word “God,” according to Pleiadian cosmology, is an old Earth word for the Pleiadian leader who was governing the planet Earth about 11,000 years ago.

That leader, who was named Jehovan, was an evil minded ET who deceived humanity by telling them that it was he who created them and was their true God and master—sound familiar? Now there are some, especially those who are of the school of thought originating with noted author and researcher, Zecharia Sitchin, who would argue that Yahweh was of the Annunaki race and that they created and enslaved humankind. This discussion goes beyond the scope of this book, but the fact remains that the “God” of the Bible is a Star Visitor. As the story goes,

Now there are some, especially those who are of the school of thought originating with noted author and researcher, Zecharia Sitchin, who would argue that Yahweh was of the Annunaki race and that they created and enslaved humankind. This discussion goes beyond the scope of this book, but the fact remains that the “God” of the Bible is a Star Visitor. As the story goes,

The fact remains that the “God” of the Bible is a Star Visitor. 

As the story goes, Jehovan was so treacherous that he even killed his father, Arus, who was just as demented and warlike as he was. So the original concept of “God” comes from a time when humanity was intimidated and dominated by Star Visitor dictators who created a religion designed to facilitate their rule over human beings. Creation is, therefore, above what we mistakenly refer to as God.

There is also no duality in the worldview of the Pleiaidans. There is only One Power and presence in the universe. There is not some great cosmic battle going on between God and Satan. Creation is one. There is no Trinitarian doctrine here. They see only oneness, which means there is no separation between us or them—or anything else in the cosmos for that matter. In fact, the Pleiaidans do not acknowledge any creator. They say there is Creation but no creator and all is one with it. Self-responsibility According to Pleiadian thought, spiritual growth is the responsibility of the individual. Accepting this fact is a sign of spiritual growth for we must take responsibility for our lives and the actions and choices that we make. Yes, there have been messengers who have come teaching us about the truth of why we are alive on planet Earth, but we wind up worshiping the individual and not heeding the message after they die. The messages and teachings get twisted and distorted as they drift further and further away from the original truth. Human egos then become more involved, secrets are kept, and the people become “sheeple,” as they are led around like sheep. The Pleidians say that one evolves by connecting with Creation and studying natural law.

In fact, the Pleiaidans do not acknowledge any creator. They say there is Creation but no creator and all is one with it. Self-responsibility According to Pleiadian thought, spiritual growth is the responsibility of the individual. Accepting this fact is a sign of spiritual growth for we must take responsibility for our lives and the actions and choices that we make. Yes, there have been messengers who have come teaching us about the truth of why we are alive on planet Earth, but we wind up worshiping the individual and not heeding the message after they die. The messages and teachings get twisted and distorted as they drift further and further away from the original truth. Human egos then become more involved, secrets are kept, and the people become “sheeple,” as they are led around like sheep. The Pleidians say that one evolves by connecting with Creation and studying natural world. The natural world follows the laws of Creation, harmony, and peace are achieved. The Pleidians teach that knowledge is the key to a spiritual life because that knowledge applied can be wisdom. Knowledge in and of itself is nothing. This is the basis for the Pleidian “religion.” The Pleidians encourage humanity  by telling them that it was he who created them and was their true God and master— sound familiar?

Carter, Rev. Michael J.S. (2014-10-13). A New World If You Can Take It: God, Extraterrestrials, and the Evolution of Human Consciousness (p. 69). Grave Distractions Publications. Kindle Edition.

The blogger has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome