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Lady Chechmate's headline: "Witch admits she tried to hex President Trump: Saints Continue to Pray for our potus"

Now they've resorted to trying to hex President Trump for standing for righteousness, well, God's word says:

Isaiah 54:17 (KJV)
17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

Please continue to pray for our potus, that he draws closer to God and that God gives his angels charge over him to keep him in all of his ways in Jesus name. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. Amen. 1 John 4:4.

Lana Del Rey revealed she tried to hex President Donald Trump earlier this year.

“Yeah, I did it. Why not? Look, I do a lot of s--t,” the 32-year-old singer told NME.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/07/24/lana-del-rey-admitted-used-witchcraft-against-president-trump.html

Don't forget to RECOMMEND. Lets get the Truth out so that Light may shine bright in this dark place and Jesus Christ may be glorified.Even if the discussion is closed, please still RECOMMEND.



Lady Checkmate, Disqus - Faith & Religion 5 Comments [7/24/2017 10:15:31 AM]
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[Comments under "Not a Joke: Fear of Black Violence Cancels Fourth of July Celebration in 55% White/36% Black Hamlet, North Carolina"]

@Ragnnohab:
Good bit of eye opening for these people. Blacks aren't your friend, you aren't safe around them, they don't share your values.


Posted by niggerhatred

Niggers are worthless trash that we should've killed or sent home after they weren't legal to use as farm equipment anymore. What a better place North America would be.

Ragnnohab and niggerhatred, Reddit - r/WhiteRights 2 Comments [7/24/2017 10:14:19 AM]
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Quote# 129671

Recently I’ve been pondering the nature of crossdressing desires and have become convinced that a significant component of cross dressing is envy or coveting. I think crossdressing is sinful and harmful for many reasons, from its perversion, to the addictive destructive nature, to its objectification of women, to the possible connection to idolatry. But envy is one more powerful reason that I think crossdressing is sinful.

Coveting or envy is a really big deal to God. Envy or coveting is a problematic strong desire for something which we do not have but which others possess, whether their belongings, success, position, or advantages. As a sin, envy is so destructive, so important, that it made it into the Ten Commandments – God’s commandments which summarize God’s entire Law in the Bible. Exodus 20:17 gives us commandment #10 of the Ten Commandments.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

What are crossdressing desires if not envy? We want what females have, things that do not properly belong to us. We envy the beauty of females. We crave and desire that beauty. We want it for ourselves. We want to be as beautiful as the women we see or imagine. We envy the feeling of “being beautiful.” Is it any surprise that crossdressers are so vain? We spend hours in front of the mirror striving for perfection in our beauty and admiring ourselves.

We envy the feminine experience. We want to experience what it is like to be a woman or a girl. We want to experience how men treat women or how they treat beautiful women. We want to be treated chivalrously. We want to experience the freedom women have to give in to specific emotions or behaviors that our culture tends to not be so accepting of with men. We envy that women get to feel sexy, sensual, spontaneous, daring, free from responsibility, provocative, cute, free to giggle, be expressive, vulnerable, sensitive, flirtatious, or gentle. We improperly think that we shouldn’t show these feelings as much as men, so we envy women being able to have these feelings, and when we crossdress we then feel free to give in to these feelings.

We envy the feminine grace of the female body. We envy the curves, the breasts, the graceful walking, and the way women dance. We might even envy the way women hold utensils or the way they wear purses. We want to copy the feminine grace and have it for ourselves.

We envy specific articles of clothing, whether we see them online, or in a magazine, in a store, or in our wife’s closet. We envy those objects and covet them to such a degree that they consume our thoughts and hinder us from getting our work done. We covet them so much that we take foolish risks to obtain those articles of clothing even if it means a storekeeper finding out about our crossdressing, or a wife catching us in the act, or us losing our jobs by being found out.

We envy the soft or silky feel of the clothing. We envy the beautiful colors of the clothing. We envy the beauty of the feminine face with makeup. We envy the beauty of shiny painted nails. We envy the cool look of high heels. We envy what we perceive as the ability to dress in a sexy way. We envy the female clothing that we perceive as more comfortable.

In some cases we envy having a more beautiful wife or woman in our life, but instead of acting out in pornography or adultery, we act out by creating our own private woman through distorting the image of ourselves.

For those who struggle with transgender feelings, I think it is much the same. They envy the experience of being a woman, and envy the female body. They want to be a woman. They think it would be easier, or that it fits their personality or soul better. They envy the female body and want a female body for their own, even though God created them with a male body. They envy, in their perception, what it would mean to be and live as a woman. They envy some of the cultural stereotypes of women in our culture.

In short, to summarize all of this, we as crossdressers envy “the feminine,” anything and everything related to feminine beauty. We want what females have, things that do not properly belong to us. When we crossdress, it is almost like stealing because of our covetous desires. We wear things that aren’t fitting for the men we truly are. We wear clothing that is not intended for us.

I realize that the Bible stating that crossdressing is sinful is not enough for most crossdressers. That makes sense to me. If you are not a Christian, why care at all about what the Bible says? And even if you are a Christian, it’s hard to look at Deuteronomy 22:5 and obey it when there is no explanation of why crossdressing is sinful. But if we stop and think of reasons why it would be sinful, like that it is consumed with envy, then we have a stronger case to believe that crossdressing is sinful.

Unless you think envy and coveting are no big deal, this is yet another reason to stop crossdressing. It’s yet one more reason that I’m glad to have it out of my life. I’m pretty sure that it’s general knowledge and generally accepted by psychologists that people who live with envy and covetousness are not happy people. They are always wanting something more than what they have. I remember that during my time as a crossdresser, even if I would eventually be able to wear a certain article of clothing that I coveted, I immediately started coveting a new article of clothing. It was a never ending cycle.

And if we as cross-dressers are coveting being women, we will never be happy. We will never be able to obtain that which we covet. You will never truly be a woman even if you get a sex change. It is impossible for you to have the experience of normal biological real women. There is a good chance that you’d never be happy. But if we quit envying what we don’t have, and start enjoying who we are and what God has given us, then we can be happy.

Contentment is one of the secrets to happiness. I admit, I not only have envious crossdressing desires, but I envy women. I would rather be a woman if I got to choose. But if I dwell on that envy, and give in to it, I’d only be sinning and be unhappy. Like all sins, envy enslaves us. I don’t want to be in bondage to envy or any other sin. I have been learning to be content without crossdressing, and content being a man rather than a woman. This decision has made me the happiest I’ve been in my life, and the most free I’ve felt in my life.

thorin25, HealingCD 13 Comments [7/24/2017 5:40:01 AM]
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Steps for Giving up and Stopping Crossdressing:

I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of good beginning steps for those who want to give up crossdressing for good. This is just a starting point for those who wish to stop crossdressing completely. Stopping crossdressing altogether is a long process, and there is much more that could be said and be done, besides the brief steps I’ve outlined here. But for those that want to finally overcome crossdressing in their lives, this is a good place to begin.

These steps are in an order. The order is just my own opinion on what I think would be most helpful. Obviously many people will disagree with these steps, or the order, or that crossdressing even needs to be stopped. But for those that do want to stop crossdressing, I hope this can be somewhat helpful for you.

It can take a long time to stop. For myself, I was doing almost all of these things for about 10 years and it still took until last year for me to stop completely. For me, I think primarily I was missing the belief that it was really possible to stop (Step #2). I knew logically that it was possible, but it just seemed too unlikely until I found others online who had already given up crossdressing. Then I was like, “hey if they can stop for good, I can too.” It was like a light bulb turned on and stopping finally was attainable and I finally stopped crossdressing for good.

1. Desire to stop crossdressing.

The first step obviously is that you have to actually want to stop crossdressing. Maybe you think crossdressing is sinful and so you want to stop. Maybe you think its destructive in your life and so you want to stop. Maybe its harming your marriage and so you want to stop. Maybe you are just afraid of the reality of getting caught. But whatever the case may be, the first step has to be some desire to stop. If you aren’t to that point yet, consider reading these posts.

2. Believe that it is possible to stop crossdressing.

Make yourself inundated with the truth about crossdressing and the ability to stop it by reading through the posts on my website, as well as the posts on the fellow fighters’ websites that I have links to on my homepage. Spend some hours reading. Read and watch testimonies on my links page. Most crossdressers are stuck in the belief that it is impossible to stop crossdressing and are stuck in the self-deception of crossdressing. Read some new perspectives from these websites.

3. Decide to stop crossdressing.

Following this desire to stop crossdressing and the belief that it is possible, make a firm decision for yourself that you are going to fight to stop crossdressing and get it out of your life. Make this a clear firm moment in your life and maybe even write down the date. We always have the freewill to make such a decision. After you make the decision, make a plan of attack for yourself. Don’t leave things up to chance. Change your old habits. Make a detailed strategy and plan to fight crossdressing.

4. Pray.

If you are not a Christian, I think figuring out what you believe about the meaning of life, what you believe about God, is far more important than anything to do with crossdressing. It’s more important that you think about life and death and why we exist than to read my website.

For those who already have a relationship with Jesus, prayer is vital. There are few components to this. 1. Prayer of confession and repentance and asking God’s forgiveness for past crossdressing and related sins. 2. Prayers of thanksgiving for forgiveness, salvation, and God’s love. 3. Prayer to ask God for help to overcome the crossdressing addiction. 4. Prayer as just talking to God, growing in your relationship with him. Praise him, thank him, worship him, talk to him. Become more intimate and purposeful in your relationship with God. Continue with this step until you die ??

5. Read, study, and memorize Scripture.

Delve into Scripture, the Bible, God’s Word. Fill your mind with truth. Fill your mind with God’s promises of forgiveness and grace. Fill your mind with God’s promises of him giving us the power to resist sin. Learn about God. Read about Jesus’ life. Grow in your relationship with him. Follow the Bible’s instruction about how to life a full, joyful, fulfilling, fruitful life as God intended. Continue with this step until you die as well.

6. Get rid of temptations.

Giving up crossdressing will be extremely difficult at first. To help ourselves as much as possible we need to try to lessen the amount of triggers and temptations in our lives. One obvious first step is getting rid of any secret stash of clothing right away. Take it to Goodwill and be done with it. There is no reason for you to keep it. If you think you might go back to crossdressing someday and therefore it would be a waste to get rid of the clothes, then, (in my opinion), you really haven’t committed to stopping yet. You need to go back to some of the first few steps again.

If the internet is a problem for you, consider getting an internet filter. If your wife’s clothing being left out is a problem for you, consider telling her what she can to help you better. Don’t do things that are technically “okay” if they will trigger your addiction. For me that meant little things like not wearing an apron. Be wise about how you take trips. Grow a beard so that crossdressing will be less satisfying and easy. (Plus this also might help you to feel more like a man again)

Be careful about being alone so much of the time. Get around other people. Spend more time with friends or outside hobbies. Fill your time with something different things.

I think it is important to stop crossdressing cold turkey rather than through gradual lessening of crossdressing in the attempt to lessen the desires and temptations. However, there are other forms of conditioning/unconditioning, mostly done with counselors, that could be helpful in stopping crossdressing.

Consider fasting – Fasting can be a good recovery tool.

Don’t expect it to be easy to heal from this addiction. Don’t expect it to be easy to reduce the temptations. You would put a lot of time into learning a language or an instrument. You would put a lot of effort into getting rid of a drug addiction. Why expect this to be different?

7. Dealing with temptations that come

It’s one thing to get rid of as many temptations as we can. But what do we do when temptations do make it through to us? What can we do when we suddenly have a strong desire to put on our wife’s sexy black high heels or really want to read the latest crossdressing fiction story online? We have to be ready to deal with the temptations and desires we will inevitably still experience. Here are a few ideas.

First of all, stick to your commitment not to give in to crossdressing at all. And I would add, do not to let yourself fantasize about crossdressing at all. You don’t need to kick yourself for having a crossdressing thought come into your mind. But don’t let yourself dwell in pleasurable crossdressing fantasies. If you want to really successfully stop crossdressing and find healing from it, you have to fight these fantasies as well. Fantasizing about it only adds more power to it, and you’ll probably eventually manifest the fantasies through concrete actions of crossdressing. (Not to mention God cares about what goes on in our hearts and minds beyond just what we do).

But this is not to say we should suppress our crossdressing desires. When they come we should acknowledge them and deal with them. Trying to ignore them or bury them will probably either just cause them to bubble forth like a volcano at some later point, or cause you mental anguish. It’s important we be honest with ourselves about the thoughts that come into our minds, but then deal with them without burying them.

Something I’ve found most helpful is telling myself affirmations of truth during times of temptation. I break through the crossdressing rationalizations and lies by reminding myself, “I don’t really want to crossdress.” “I don’t want to sin because I love God and am thankful for his forgiveness.” “I always feel stupid after crossdressing.”

I also have found distractions to be helpful during times of temptations. The sexual power of crossdressing temptations often makes me lose my head. But if I do something else briefly, rational thinking returns and the strong temptation subsides. For me playing an engaging video game helps a lot. For others it could be playing an instrument, taking a walk, working out, etc.

It also helps to have some way to get rid of sexual build up and tension. For those of us who are married, finding ways to have more sexual or just physical time with our wife can be very helpful. And if you’ve opened up to her about your fight against your crossdressing addiction, she may be more willing to help you out with more sexual time together. Another way to release the sexual tension is to use masturbation as a crutch. But you have to be careful with this one.

For many crossdressers it might be nearly impossible to masturbate while thinking about anything other than crossdressing. If this is the case, you may have to avoid masturbation altogether. But for me, I found it very helpful to give up crossdressing and increase my desire for my wife by thinking about her while masturbating. It took discipline. But releasing that sexual tension at times was very helpful when tempted.

8. Get some accountability.

Realize that you probably are not going to be successful doing this alone. Find others in your life to support you, some for indirect support, and some people for direct support who know about your crossdressing struggle. Part of this support could be going to church. It could be finding a specific church small group to admit your struggle to. It could be joining a sex addicts anonymous group.

It could include telling a couple close friends about your addiction and getting their encouragement and accountability. It could involve telling your wife. Telling close friends and my wife was immensely helpful to me. We all need people to confess our sins to because when we confess to someone, temptations lose their power over us. We need people to ask us regularly how we are doing. We need people who will stick by us through thick and thin. We need people who will encourage us. We need people who will celebrate with us when we are successful at beating crossdressing, and people who will help pick us back up and remind us of God’s grace at times that we fail. We need to commit to telling the truth if we are going to be successful.

I’d highly encourage you to tell your wife about your crossdressing struggle. Being a woman, and being in such an intimate relationship with you puts her in a unique position. Just telling her will help you, even though it could be very painful for both of you at first. But the truth may just set you both free. Having your wife know brings a reality check to your actions that is hard to match. She can help you realize the foolishness of what you were doing and encourage you in your new fight against it. She can help you think through your own personality and struggle with crossdressing. I also think this kind of honesty is terribly vital for such an important and intimate relationship like marriage. Crossdressing is something that has shaped your entire life, and it would help her to understand you better to know about it.

You also might want to consider confessing sins of crossdressing to your wife, sister, mother, or others in your life that you might have confused or hurt by your crossdressing, as well as asking them for forgiveness. Last, I have an email prayer list I’ve created for those of us who are fighting and struggling together or have a heart to pray for those who are struggling. It’s a great way to receive prayer and help from others who are also fighting crossdressing

9. Find a valuable purpose in life and positive ways to use your energy

I think a lot of us can’t seem to give up our struggle with crossdressing we don’t take life very seriously. We don’t get much fulfillment out of other things in life. We are just ticking the time away, not working hard at our jobs, not finding ways to contribute to the world and help other people. We have no ultimate purpose in life, such as the purpose of loving God, living for him, and loving other people because of God’s love for us. If life is pretty meaningless for you, and nothing really stretches you, or gives you joy and fulfillment, then of course you’d keep turning back to crossdressing or pornography for fleeting pleasures. So my first piece of advice here again is to find your ultimate purpose and meaning in life in God. And then figure out what his specific purpose is for you in your life. What has he created you to do? How can he use you to impact the world and make it a better place in some small but meaningful ways?

Besides just finding a purpose in life, we need positive ways to use our energy. Volunteering, helping people out, fun hobbies, and getting involved in church are just a few ways to learn how to spend our time differently. Instead of spending all of our free time hiding in closets in our wives’ clothes, we can do things that have value, and things that help others. Try something new. Read some good books. Stretch yourself out of your comfort zone. Find some adventure in life beyond crossdressing.

I also include in this step rediscovering who we are as men. Start letting your male traits out. Enjoy being a man. Have your wife affirm your manhood. Upgrade your male wardrobe. Enjoy taking care of your appearance as a man. Enjoy looking good as a man.

Find out what the Bible says about true manhood and personhood. Many of the stereotypes about masculinity and femininity in our culture are at best stifling, and at worst destructive, and may even have contributed to our developing desires for crossdressing. Learn to integrate the contrasting aspects of your personality that were divided into your male self and crossdressing self. Be a whole complete human being. Those aspects of your personality that you stifled in order to be a man of our culture, and which came out in your crossdressing times, integrate them into your real self.

Last, a little tidbit. Take your desire for female beauty and interest in fashion and point it towards your girlfriend or wife. Talk to her about fashion and what you find beautiful. Go shopping with her and help her find things that look good on her. You can enjoy the female clothes in the way they were supposed to be enjoyed by you, that is, on your wife or girlfriend. This way you can utilize your healthy attention to female beauty in a healthy non-deceitful way.

10. Make peace with the reality that the temptations might never go away.

Like most temptations to sin, the reality is that the temptations might never completely go away. This is just the reality and should not make us depressed. Treat crossdressing like an addiction. An alcoholic might always have certain small desires to drink, but they continue to resist the rest of their life. Similarly, we might desire it at times for the rest of our lives, but we can still resist. And we can still lead a healthy fulfilling life.

But don’t focus so much on the future, just to take things one day at a time. The day’s problems and temptations are enough to worry about.

I would like to encourage you though that it is of course possible for your crossdressing desires to completely go away. Each person is different and there are some who seem to have no more temptations. For me, my crossdressing desires are largely nonexistent these days. Once in a while, rarely, I’ll have some crossdressing temptations, but they’ve become easy to resist. I think that for any of us who stop crossdressing, after the first really hard withdrawal period, the crossdressing temptations slowly start to lessen in strength.

11. Deal with failure in a healthy way.

If you fail, spend time confessing to God and enjoying his forgiveness, and then get going again in your fight against crossdressing. Don’t let Satan use your failure for evil. Satan hits us hard in our failures. He loves to make us wallow in condemnation, thinking we aren’t good enough to be forgiven by God. It’s true we aren’t good enough, but God forgives us because of his merciful and loving nature, not because we deserve forgiveness. And Satan also likes to use failure to make us think we have no power over sin and so we might as well give up. But God promises us that he has given us the power to resist any temptation that comes our way.

Satan also likes to encourage us to conquer sin using our own strength. This only leads to failure or pride. The true way to fight sin, is to find joy in God’s forgiveness, and be transformed by that forgiveness and grace. Then we fight sin, not for our own pride, not using our own strength, but we do it with God’s strength. We fight sin out of thanksgiving for God’s grace, not in order to earn God’s grace. Keep going back to God’s forgiveness and grace. It should be the motivation for all the good that we do. We aren’t trying to earn anything.

12. Try to understand yourself more deeply.

I’m convinced that an important part of the healing process from crossdressing, is trying to understand ourselves more deeply. Rather than just stopping crossdressing and leaving it in the past, we should spend some time researching, studying, and thinking about what caused us to develop the crossdressing desires we have. But be careful about doing this. Wait until you’ve successfully stopped crossdressing for a while, otherwise studying it and thinking about it could cause you to stumble.

When you are in a safe place in your journey of giving up crossdressing ask yourself these questions. What emotions and thoughts were going on behind the actions and behind the temptations? Think about how crossdressing has shaped your personality both positively and negatively. How did God use this part of your past for good, or how will he use it for good? Think through gender issues. Think through personality issues. Think through the ways crossdressing has affected your life. You could also consider seeing a counselor to help you work through these issues, but realize you may know far more about crossdressing and its effects than your counselor. It’s a subject that hasn’t been studied enough. Further, many counselors seem to think its harmless and don’t realize how destructive it can be.

thorin25, HealingCD 16 Comments [7/24/2017 5:39:56 AM]
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Yet more evidence emerges that our universe is a grand simulation created by an intelligent designer

(NaturalNews) There's a lot of buzz in the news about a new scientific study that statistically supports the idea that our known universe is actually a grand computer simulation. This is mainstream science, and the idea isn't a whacky as you might first suppose. I've actually written about this several times in articles about consciousness and the nature of reality. This news, by the way, also supports the idea of a Creator who brought this universe -- and everything in it -- into existence by design.

A new scientific paper published in arXiv and co-authored by Silas Beane from the University of Bonn reveals strong statistical evidence that our reality is, indeed, a grand computer simulation. The title of the paper is Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation.

Here's what it means in layman's terms
Here's the super easy way to understand all this. Your computer display screen has a finite number of pixels available, and this is called the "screen resolution" such as 1920 x 1440. This means there are 1920 pixels across and 1440 pixels vertically.

Everything you see on your computer screen must be drawn and depicted using these pixels, and nothing can be displayed that's only half a pixel. For example, you can't draw a vertical line on the screen that exists between the pixels that are hard-wired into the screen resolution. Everything you view on the monitor -- a computer game, a website, even a video -- is essentially transposed onto the "lattice" of pixels that exist in your hardware.

Your hardware, in effect, has a hard-wired "resolution limit" which defines the smallest size of any object that can be depicted on the screen.

Now, zoom out to the "real" world in which we live. Here in the real world, we think that there are no pixels and that we can move fluidly to any location we wish. We are not digitized being, we think; we're analog beings living in a fluid world without the pixelation of a computer screen, right?

Not so fast. As it turns out, our "reality" is also pixelated, just at a very fine resolution. This study out of Bonn revealed that the energy level of cosmic rays "snaps to" the "resolution" of the universe in which we live. The very laws of electromagnetic radiation, in other words, are confined by the resolution of the three-dimensional simulation we call a "universe."

The existence of this construct, if proven, also proves intelligent design by a conscious Creator who built the universe to begin with. This is the upshot of this scientific discovery that most scientists refuse to acknowledge. But the conclusion is inescapable: If our universe is a carefully-constructed simulation, then by definition there must have been a purpose behind its construction as well as a Creator who built it.

For the record, my personal belief is that the Creator set all the physical constants in the universe and then initiated the so-called "Big Bang" and let things play out from there. I do not believe our Creator "tinkers" with the universe at a micro level on a day-to-day basis. But I do believe there very well may have been individuals throughout history who found ways to "bend the rules" of the Matrix ever so slightly and thereby perform the very kind of miracles we see described in ancient texts.

"The structure of the underlying lattice"
The authors of this new paper describe their conclusion as following: "The numerical simulation scenario could reveal itself in the distributions of the highest energy cosmic rays exhibiting a degree of rotational symmetry breaking that reflects the structure of the underlying lattice."

This "underlying lattice" is what I'm describing as a "resolution" of our physical simulation.

There's other evidence of this, too: Plank's Constant, for example, is by itself yet more evidence that the physical universe in which we live is quantized to a particular resolution. In fact, even light behaves in a quantized manner, which is why "light packets" are called quanta.

Our universe, it turns out, is digital, not analog. Heck, even your DNA is digital, not analog. You are a digitized physical being imbued with a non-material consciousness that transcends this physical simulation. Realizing this is a lot like taking the red pill in The Matrix and being shown that the universe you thought was real is actually just a grand computer simulation.

Of course, once you grasp that we are living in a grand simulation, the next obvious question is: Who built it?

Intelligent Design
One obvious answer is that we built it! Not "we" the humans here on Earth, but rather the "we" which is a highly advanced civilization of seemingly supernatural beings with incomprehensibly powerful technology. We collectively built the simulation, the theory goes, and then agreed to selectively insert our consciousness into the simulation in order to have a "human life experience" on this planet. But that's only one possibility from all this.

Another possible answer is that HE built it. Who is He? He is God, our Creator. He is a consciousness with literal God-like powers who is omnipresent and all-powerful. He created our universe (i.e. designed and then launched the simulation) while providing a mechanism for free will consciousness to "wake up" inside the simulation in the bodies of newly-born beings. Upon death in the simulation, your consciousness leaves the simulation and returns to its source, which is the actual reality that transcends this one. This is possibly why people who have survived near-death experiences consistently report their experience as being a "hyper reality" that feels like it is "a thousand times more real than life on Earth."

For the record, I have always believed in a supernatural Creator of our universe; our God. I also believe -- and have good evidence -- that God is an all-loving being and that the overriding purpose of our existence in this universe is to express our free will and thereby have a self-aware experience which advances our knowledge of who we are. More details on this below...

What would be the purpose of intelligently designing a grand computer simulation?
If our universe was consciously created, then it must have been created for a purpose. In his book Proof of Heaven, near-death survivor Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon, describes the purpose in great detail on page 48 of his book:

Through the Orb, [God] told me that there is not one universe but many -- in fact, more than I could conceive -- but that love lay at the center of them all. Evil was present in all the other universes as well, but only in the tiniest trace amounts. Evil was necessary because without it free will was impossible, and without free will there could be no growth -- no forward movement, no chance for us to become what God longed for us to be. Horrible and all-powerful as evil sometimes seemed to be in a world like ours, in the larger picture love was overwhelmingly dominant, and it would ultimately be triumphant.

The primary purpose of life in this realm, it seems, is to experience personal growth and learn how to overcome Evil. This explains why we all seem to be surrounded by so much evil on a day-to-day basis. We are drowning in evil precisely because our souls chose to be here and learn how to defeat it.

At the end of our Earthly lives, we are then judged on our performance. As I wrote in a previous article:

Upon our death, we are judged by a higher power, and that judgment takes into account our performance in these areas. Did we achieve a measure of self-awareness? Did we work to overcome evil? Did we express love and compassion and help uplift others with knowledge and awareness?

As you've probably already figured out, the vast majority of humans fail these tests. They die as bitter, selfish, substance-addicted, greed-driven minions of evil who mistakenly thought they were winning the game of life while, in reality, they were losing the far more important test of the Creator.


Looking around at our fellow human beings, you can't help but agree with my assessment that nearly everyone is failing the test. If we are here to overcome and resist evil, very few people are scoring very many points at all.

Having your consciousness attached to a human experience in this world seems to be the universal equivalent of "being thrown in the deep end" of Good vs. Evil. Making matters even more difficult, none of us is granted any sort of memory of why we are here and what we're supposed to do. We simply wake up as a newborn, and we have to figure things out for ourselves -- a challenge that often takes a lifetime. In fact, the achievement of "enlightenment" in a human lifetime is quite a remarkable feat by any measure.

What this means for your life
So what does all this mean in terms of the way you live your life here on Earth? If you believe the universe really is a grand simulation created by a higher power, then it forces you to rethink your philosophy on the purpose of life.

Some might say this is the perfect excuse to resort to selfish hedonism and turn your entire life into one vast entertainment parade. But that seems to be the wrong conclusion from all this, precisely because it ignores the importance of personal growth. I do not believe our universe is a childish playground; I believe it is a serious test of spiritual strength. You may or may not agree with all my points, but here's my philosophy on what to do with this realization:

#1) Don't chase material things that aren't even real in the first place. You are living in a simulation that's as un-real as an old 8-bit Atari computer game. Your focus on trying to collect money and wealth in this world is about as foolish as trying to collect gold coins in a role-playing computer game.

#2) Live your life to WIN the simulation. "Winning" means persistently working to defeat evil, demonstrate love and help awaken others. Rack up your "karma" points, so to speak. Because that's how you will be judged once your earthly life comes to an end.

#3) Know that your behavior is being watched, recorded and judged. There are ultimately no secrets. You will, in time, face judgment on all your actions, and it's even possible that an entire civilization of advanced Creators will review your actions with you. (This is what is often described by those who survive NDEs.) Your actions in this simulation are recorded on your soul for eternity, so make them count. Don't do anything your soul would feel ashamed of.

#4) Know that death is not final. What matters far more than staying alive on this planet is living your life with principle. Your decisions (ethics) survive your human life! I would rather die defending principles of love and enlightenment than compromise those principles to save my own skin in this simulation. Life is fleeting, but the record of your morals and behavior lasts forever. If all this starts to sound a little Biblical, that's because the Bible is, I believe, based in part on information provided to us by the Creator of our grand simulation.

#5) Realize that your consciousness is eternal and you almost certainly "agreed" to come here and experience this life as a spiritual test. With that in mind, do your best to achieve success within the test by demonstrating behavior based in high spiritual principles.

Why I'm not afraid to tell the truth
Once you grasp all this, you realize why I am not afraid to speak my mind and report the truth here on Natural News. People often ask me, "Aren't you afraid of being killed?" While I do take tactical precautions to avoid being prematurely removed from this simulation, I simultaneously realize that there is ultimately nothing to be afraid of in this simulated world.

What's to be afraid of, really? Most of the people who claim to have power in this world will be reduced to Hellish minions after their death. If you look at truly evil people in this world, you realize that those people have already doomed their souls in the real world beyond this one. They will suffer from the Hell they have brought upon themselves by living lives of deception. We who tell the truth are spiritual giants compared to those who gain false power through deception.

That's why never selling out is an absolutely must if you hope to pass the spiritual test of life. If you sell out to corporate interests or an evil agenda that suppresses freedom or health, you quite literally sell out your own soul far beyond this one lifetime. The phrase "eternal damnation" comes to mind...

On the issue of gun rights, by the way, all this helps explain why self defense is a divine right. We all deserve the right to prevent our souls from being prematurely removed from the simulation (i.e. being killed). Guns are simply tools that can help us defend our physical bodies so that our spiritual bodies can continue with their intended experiences in this reality. This is why those of high spirituality have traditionally carried swords and other weapons of self defense. Even Jesus recommend people carry swords for protection, even as they pursue spiritual awakening.

A gun defends the body so that the spirit can do its work, in other words. But that's only true if the use of gun is reserved for self defense only. To use a gun to commit unjustified violence against innocents is obviously a terrible sin and a catastrophic spiritual failure.

Conclusion: Has science proven the existence of God?
If all this science is true, it would mean that science has proven the existence of a Creator (as well as intelligent design).

This is certainly not the intention of science, as much of modern-day science seems to be dead-set against the idea of intelligent design. Yet even if the entire universe can be traced back to the Big Bang and Inflation Theory (with Inflatons) there is still the lingering question of "Who or what initiated the Big Bang?"

If you really look deeply into the laws of physics, by the way, you will discover that the so-called universal constants that drive the underlying mechanics and energies of our universe have been intricately fine-tuned precisely to give rise to a universe that can support biological life. Change one of these constants just slightly and stars don't form. Change another constant and the universe flings itself apart before life can form on any planets. These are at least six physical constants that appear to have been delicately tuned, selected or somehow "set" sort of like a universal control panel with properties and parameters.

There's an interesting book on this subject by science writer Paul Davies, by the way. It's called The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life? I've read most of it and recommend the book to other seekers who are looking for the deepest answers about the nature of reality and how it all came to be.

If you're interested in my own views on all this, read my article on The Higgs boson "God particle".

You may also enjoy reading my other website called www.DivinityNow.com where I post articles on consciousness, cosmology and philosophy.

(Submitter's notes: Emphasis original. The article is actually only about what we may expect to find if we are living in a a relatively primitive simulation. Here is a video debunking Adams.)

Mike Adams, Natural News 15 Comments [7/24/2017 4:03:50 AM]
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Why SCIENCE is the New Irrational RELIGION

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Science is about sense data, empiricism and induction. Science is an empirical system which is opposed to rationalism. This cannot be stressed enough, science is not about reason, science privileges empiricism. The definition of empiricism is “the doctrine that all knowledge is derived from sense experience.” Whereas rationalism is the doctrine that all knowledge is based on reason and not on religious faith or sense experience.

These two views are opposites and never forget that science is an empirical system, not a rational system. Furthermore science is inductive whereas our system is deductive. Deduction is a method of reasoning that guarantees 100% that the conclusion is true no matter what.

While induction is a method based on repeated tests that only ever give a probability of something being true, no matter how good the inductive test are it always has the probability of being wrong. Deduction is about guaranteed truth while induction only gives a probability of being true.

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A few months ago Jordan Arseneault allowed Visual AIDS to repost his piece, Silence = Sex, about a man's experience of trying to hook up with HIV. It remains one of out most viewed post.

Arseneault, working with poster/VIRUS, has now turned that writing into a poster that is hitting the streets in Canada, and across the World Wide Web. The poster, a textual and visual play off of The Silence Equals Death project work, provides the following 21st century update:
Silence = Sex
The criminalization of HIV+ people perpetuates stigma and prevents HIV prevention. HIV+ people are often caught in a “Catch 22,” wherein disclosure is required by law, but often leads to immediate rejection. Inform yourself : overcome stigma and get laid!


Jordan Arseneault, Visual AIDS 9 Comments [7/24/2017 2:04:37 AM]
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On his American Family Radio program yesterday, Bryan Fischer explained that the whole purpose of life is for people to prepare themselves to help Jesus Christ govern the world when he returns and that taking a stand against things like marriage equality and LGBTQ rights now is a sign that one can be trusted to help Christ “right the world right” in the world to come.

“When Christ returns, he is going to rule on the surface of the earth,” Fischer said, “and he is going to be asking us to help him run things. We’re now going to be under Christ’s reign in positions of authority to help him manage and direct and govern the Kingdom of God as it comes to earth and as it is administered on earth.”

Fischer said that “this life is designed by God to be like grammar school, like elementary school; the day is going to come when we are going to graduate and he wants us to be mature enough and wise enough to help him manage affairs on earth. It’s preparing us to exercise authority in the age to come.”

“So when we talk about the issues that ought to be exemplified, the values that ought to be enshrined in our culture, this is all part of us being prepared to exercise authority in the age to come, so we know Kingdom values, so we know what Kingdom values are,” he continued. “We know what the standards for society ought to be so when we get our turn to administer and to guide and to govern, we will know the policies, the standards that a society ought to be embrace.”

Fischer said that Christ is watching everyone alive today, looking for those he can trust to help him govern when he returns, “so when we talk about issues like homosexuality and the standards for marriage and sexuality and all that stuff, this is all a part of God preparing us to help him run the world right for the first time.”

Bryan Fischer, Right Wing Watch 10 Comments [7/24/2017 2:04:31 AM]
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Lady Checkmate's headline: "Minn. schools sexualize children and adopt 'transgender toolkit' for kindergartners"

"Minn. schools adopt 'transgender toolkit' for kindergartners." No, Minnesota continues to rebel against God and support the sexualization of children and priming them to be raped by homosexual pedophiles. God will judge Minnesota for it's immorality and open attacks against children and innocence.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5518129089001/?#sp=show-clips

Don't forget to RECOMMEND. Lets get the Truth out so that Light may shine bright in this dark place and Jesus Christ may be glorified.Even if the discussion is closed, please still RECOMMEND.

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After we arrived in Paradise, I found that I was sitting alone near a clear, round pool of water. On the opposite side of the pool, shrubbery was growing in geometric shapes—squares, rectangles, triangles, and circles. These shapes were reflected perfectly within the pool. Stacte was blooming behind the geometric shrubs. Each of these bushes was covered with waxy white blossoms that gave a mild, pleasant fragrance. I remembered that stacte was a spice used in the holy incense. But I could not remember the meaning inherent in its name. It was unusually still by the pool, like being in the eye of a hurricane. I swung my legs around, putting my feet into the water. They hardly made a ripple. Strange.
“Where am I?” I asked aloud.
“The pool of reflection,” a child’s voice answered from behind me.

CRYSTAL CLEAR

“Uh oh,” I said within myself because I recognized the voice. “Crystal Clear,” I smiled faintly as I turned to face her. There she stood, her hair still tousled as if from play. She was wearing the same pale shift and pinafore. She looked five or six years of age. However, she had old eyes. At times I could see through her arm or leg. She was a spirit. “You have come back to see us,” she exclaimed cheerily. “We L-O-V-E, love you,” she continued, spelling out the word love as if it were in a child’s song.

I sighed painfully within myself as I remembered the last time I had seen her. “But,” I thought, “perhaps this time will be different.” I decided to ask her about the pool. “What is the pool of reflection?”
“It is a place where you can see yourself very clearly,” she said.
I was not sure that I liked that idea. “Does one wish to reflect upon oneself?” I asked coolly, my flesh suddenly rising up and being as sly, legalistic, and evasive as the flesh always is.
She continued as though she did not notice. “You might want to take a look to see if you are cooperating with God or resisting Him. Do you want to look into the pool?” she asked brightly.

THE DECISION

Of course I did not want to look into the pool. However, I was beginning to hear in my own voice, as well as in the hardness of my heart, my resistance to correction.
Shortly before arriving at the pool I was telling the Lord that I would give up anything and everything in order to gain more of Him. Now with my first opportunity to allow this declaration to become experiential in my life, I was balking. “Do you think I should look?” I asked limply.
“It might help,” she replied.

With a sigh I took my feet out of the water and lay down on my stomach to look into the pool. I was amazed. I saw Jesus’s face reflected in the water instead of my own. But there were geometric objects stuck onto His head and face. “What are these objects?” I asked.

“Blocks,” she said. “You are blocking Him. They make the face of Jesus look really ugly.”
“How do I get them off?” I asked with alarm.
She leaned over to look at my face in the pool. “Hmmm,” she said, as if making a diagnosis. “You need to unstick the glue.”
“Unstick the glue?” I asked. “How do I do that?”

REPENTANCE

“Repentance,” she said matter-of-factly.
“Repentance unsticks the glue.”
She pulled back to look at me directly instead of at my reflection. I sat up to look into her face. She shook her head from side to side as children do when correcting one another. Speaking in a slow, singsong manner, she said, “You’re too old to play with blocks.” Before I could answer her, she vanished.

STACTE

The strong smell of stacte flooded the area. I looked at the bushes. The fragrant gum was running down the branches. “Truth with mercy,” I said glumly, remembering now the inherent meaning within the name.

With a sigh I turned back to the pool. I looked into the water again. ‘The face, and therefore the life of Jesus, was definitely blocked from flowing to others. I gathered the courage to look at the blocks more closely. Each had writing on it. I squinted to decipher the lettering.

The BLOCKS

“Hypocrite” was written on one block. “Hypocrite,” I said with self-righteous indignation. Although indignant, I dared not try to refute this because I knew it to be true. ‘That which people on Earth might not see was plainly visible in heaven. Perhaps I might hide this from others, but I could not hide it from myself or from God. “I am a hypocrite”, I said, and You see it. I say that I am doing what I do out of obedience, not caring about the results, but I do care. I care greatly. I want success. I want to feel that I am accomplishing something.” I could not look at that block any longer.

I decided to look at another block. “Money” was written on it. “Oh, no,” I moaned. “Well, it is true. I say that I do not mind being poor, but I mind a great deal. I do not like being poor. I know that to live by faith pleases You, and I want to please You. But truthfully, it is easier to talk about faith than to live by it. At times I think, ‘If I just had enough money, I would never need to think about money again.” My confession made me uneasy. decided to look at another block.

“Being a star” was written on this block. My hands went to my face in embarrassment. True again, I confessed. It is difficult for me to live a hidden life. I want respect. I want honor. I want to be known. I want...” I almost said “glory.” As I confessed this sin, I was struck by the seriousness of it. “God, help mc,” I said. “I want Your glory” I shook my head. “This is serious, very serious. How have You taken me as far as You have taken me? How can You love me? How can You want me to be Your Son’s bride? In my spirit I know that I want to be on the inside that which I present on the outside. I know that I want to live by faith. I know that pride is a great sin. satan wanted Your glory. How am I better?”

The BLOOD

Saying that galvanized my thinking. “I am in a better place before You, Father, for my Lord and Savior died to release me from the penalty of death due to sin. And I can plead the blood of Jesus before You and ask that You forgive me for every sin, as well as for every transgression. I can proclaim to You that the Holy Spirit was sent to apply the cross to every act of the flesh within me.” I am in a better place.

“Then, Daddy,” I cried, “I ask for correction by the Holy Spirit. I ask for the cross. I ask that I be clean inside and outside. I want the life of Jesus to flow through me unhindered. I mean, Daddy, that I do not want one hindrance. I give You permission to bring me into a pure walk before You. I know it will hurt. I know it. But I give You permission to ignore my whining.”

TEARS

“O God, do not leave me as one dead.” I began to cry. “Forgive me. Wash me clean with the blood of Jesus—He who paid the ultimate price with His shed blood and death on the cross so that I might stand before You clean, in His righteousness.

I continued, “Deal with my flesh. Override my protests. Discount my whimpering. Please, please do not let me go around this mountain one more time. I do not want to live a halfhearted life, compromising at every turn because I do not want the pain of the cross.” I wept bitterly. “And I miss Jesus,” I cried. “I am in pain when we are apart!”

I realized suddenly that a very bright angel was near me catching in an alabaster bottle every tear that I cried. The tears would start down my cheeks and then automatically, obediently even, go into the vial. I was fascinated.

ANGEL OF PRAISE

I was so fixed upon this sight that I jumped a little when my name was called from behind me. It was Judy, the angel of praise.

She was dressed in a gossamer green under tunic bound with a golden girdle. Over this was a deeper green cloak that had long, oversized sleeves. These sleeves contained pockets that held all manner of golden musical instruments. Her neck, hands, and feet had a slight tint of gold. Her auburn hair was plaited into seven loops interlaced with gold. On her forehead was a small golden box, housing Scripture. She began to speak. “Anna, rejoice that you are loved. I am sent to comfort you with the mantle of praise.”

“What is that?” I asked, wiping my eyes with my hand. The bright angel with the vial for tears disappeared.

HYMN OF PRAISE

“Shh,” she said, putting her finger to her lips. “Let me help to calm your soul. Rest.” She became a small, green whirlwind. The wind and movement caused all the instruments within her robe to play together. The sound of praise was so pure that it seemed to draw angels from the air. They gathered in a large circle around her. She began to sing:

O great I AM, Eternal One,
Fountain of life within the Son,
Wellspring of blessing,
Wellspring of light,
Infinite mystery hid from our sight.
Searched by the Spirit,
Revealed through the Son,
Mystery unfolding, though ever begun.
Beginning and ending, great circle of light
That shatters the darkness, confounding the night.
All beauty, all joy, all splendor in One,
His grace freely shared through the life of His Son.
His life and His death and His life evermore,
Though crucified ever, to die nevermore.
All hail, Great Redeemer, All hail, Mighty King
Of Life and of Truth and of Light do we sing.
All praise, adoration, and thanksgiving,
Through time never ending, our homage we’ll bring.

GALBANUM AND CASSIA

As she sang, the aroma of galbanum and cassia filled the air. Galbanum bespeaks worship, adoration, thanksgiving, and praise.’ Cassia urges homage to God alone. I needed both. I needed the idols in my heart to be cast down. Also, I needed to be lifted up, out of myself; through turning my eyes toward Him in praise. Her song was like a mantle dropping upon me—lifting my spirit but settling my soul.

At the end of the song, the many angels that had gathered withdrew discreetly. Judy spoke. “Worship God, Anna. He alone is worthy.” Then she too disappeared.

GOD AT WORK

I was alone again. But the stillness near the pool was no longer a vacuum. It was closer to the stillness within my soul. The Lord had accomplished a work within me, although I did not know the nature of the work or how He had accomplished it. But I felt that I could see more clearly, that in some way I was different. The answer seemed simple. Jesus overcame the flesh when He walked the earth. Now He could overcome the flesh in me. He would work, and I would rest in Him. I felt cleansed, washed, with my soul as still as the round pool before me. However, the stilling of my soul made room for a greater longing for Him. The ache within my spirit had grown painfully acute. I missed Him. I wanted to be with Him. The pain was becoming a wracking hunger......

Seek His Face

Anna Rountree, Facebook 5 Comments [7/24/2017 2:02:56 AM]
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Then the Holy Spirit swirled before me again, this time gathering up all of the remaining fire and light. He too passed through the apartment wall. Instantly, the gifts became internal and no longer adorned me externally. The wall closed.

Silence.

"Father," I whispered, "who am I to marry a King? I come with nothing. I have no dowry. I do not even have a hope chest with linens and ... "

Before I could continue, my Father thundered audibly in the room: "Can I not provide linens for My children?" Immediately, I heard a knock at the front door of the apartment. Although engrossed in all that was occurring, I managed to cross to the door and open it.

THE CARAVAN

"Hello, Anna," blurted a tall angel. I say that he was an angel because he called me by the name that at the time was known only in heaven. Also, he was dressed in Bedouin attire (uncommon apparel for this continent). Beyond him in the parking lot, I saw a caravan of twenty-four camels with Bedouin attendants.

I shot a quick glance around the apartment complex. My husband and I were living in a low-rent housing facility in Florida. We had adjusted fairly well to these living conditions since we had learned to duck when the neighbors were shooting at each other. However, I was not sure how they might react to a camel caravan. Although usually the complex was alive with adults and children, no one was in sight.

HOPE CHESTS

The angel continued. "We have brought your hope chests,"

he said effusively. "Twenty-four chests. Where would you like them?"

My hands went to my face in amazement. I was flooded with so many mixed emotions that I began to laugh and cry at the same time.

"It is all right, Anna," the large angel said comfortingly.

"Do not be troubled. Your Father loves you."

In the parking lot the Bedouin attendants signaled the camels to kneel down. These angels began unloading the chests.

Between the laughing and crying I said, "Can you stack the chests in here [meaning in the living room]?"

"We certainly can," he brightened. He whistled to the other angels and indicated with his head to bring the chests. Then he turned his attention to me again. "Hope is of God, Anna. Each chest your Father gives to you is hope that you can share. This is a greater gift to your Husband than laces and embroidered towels," the angel smiled.

The attendants began carrying the chests into the living room with two angels holding each chest. All of these angels wore camel-colored, desert clothing. After delivering a chest, each pair of angels smiled broadly like those wishing to show themselves extremely agreeable. Then they returned to the caravan.

The chests seemed to be covered in camel skin. They were large and looked something like treasure chests. The five straps encircling each chest were gold, and the two handles for carrying were an intense blue. The opening for a key on each chest was encased in gold, with the shape of the keyhole itself being a cross. No one ever gave me a physical key, however.

THE RECEIPT

Because of their size, the chests stacked up to, and then through, the apartment ceiling.

The large angel rocked back and forth on his heels enjoying the sight. "Yes," he smiled, "there is great hope here."

Then he took a pencil from behind his ear and pulled out a clipboard that held a receipt. "Sign here, please," he said, extending the clipboard to me.

"What name should I use?" I asked. "Anna would be fine."

I wrote "Anna" on the white receipt and then handed the clipboard back to him.

"All right," he said with a sigh that denoted closure of a mission. He pulled out the under copy of the receipt and handed it to me. "Here is your receipt. Twenty-four chests full of hope."

REBEKAH

Suddenly, I remembered Rebekah and how she had watered the camels as well as drawn water for Abraham's servant. "Would you like some water or something?" I asked haltingly, not sure of what to say.

"Oh, no," he laughed. "We have better water than your city's water system can supply. We will be going now before we draw a crowd."

"Thank you for bringing the chests," I said. "Our pleasure," he smiled. "Shalom."

The attendants whistled and clicked their tongues for the camels to rise. The large angel grasped the reins attached to the headgear of the lead camel and guided him around so that the caravan could reverse its direction in the parking lot. Then he and the camels with their attendants began to leave. Suddenly, they disappeared.

Just as suddenly, life in the apartment complex returned to normal.

I closed the door and leaned against it looking at the chests piled through the ceiling. 'Thank You, Daddy," I whispered.

My Father spoke audibly again. "You have a bigger and better hope than any princess brought to her wedding day. Now," He continued, "come up here."

Amazingly, in my spirit, I began to rise.


Anna Rountree, The Priestly Bride 6 Comments [7/24/2017 2:02:52 AM]
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[can you be a fundie about shipping fictional characters? Apparently so!]


Yeah, that anon was OBVIOUSLY talking about me. But whatever. I just point out facts.

1. Sans is aro/ace. He acts like it, says he isn’t interested in animal monsters, and Toby has on three different tweets implied as such.

2. The reason why Undyrus is homophobic is the clear fact that it is primarily lesbian erasure. If you wish to see some facts regarding Alphyne vs. Undyrus/Papdyne, google “sweetdreemurrs alphyne” some stuff should come up.

3. Asriel clearly wants his parents to be happy and so do MANY other characters. Also, Asgore is NEVER implied to have directly killed anyone. It is most likely the humans died by accident or from random monsters. Even then, it is manslaughter. Get your facts right.

4. OP, it’s heavily implied that you support variations of Sanscest which is selfcest/incest. If you support INCEST, your views on shipping are null.

5. I’ve got DOZENS of posts regarding shipping. Educate yourself before making bullshit callout posts. Alright? Thanks.

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Atheist: Listen Christian guy, I'm a liberal atheist because all my beliefs are based on science.

Christian: Okay then, please explain to me, scientifically, how the entire universe came into existence from nothing. Also is a fetus a unique human being scientifically speaking ?

*Athiest walks away*

Christian: Hey wait, how many genders are there ? Can you tell me that ?




Adam Ford, Adam4d 15 Comments [7/24/2017 2:02:37 AM]
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[=Context: A response to Tim Hardaway's saying he hates Gay People=]

I have to admit, I really like this old clip from Tim Hardaway. I was always a fan of his and this made me like him even more. It ended his career in the NBA as this opinion could not be tolerated by the powers that be (until now as his son is now bringing him back with his success as a professional) What did Hardaway say wrong here? Was he provoked? I have to say I would not have said the word "hate" but everything else seems legit to me, and I understand the spirit behind what Tim was saying. Also, with all the LGBT garbage thrown in my face constantly, and all the cowardly responses and politically correct pressure and thought policing and censorship of ideas, this clip brings a smile to my face.

Jason Storms, Facebook 6 Comments [7/24/2017 2:02:31 AM]
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LGBT Pride month is officially over. I did not celebrate. I grieved. To summarize the festivities; tens of thousands of homosexual men have contracted AIDS this month, hundreds of thousands more have severeely ruptured their rectal organs and will be unable to go to the bathroom in a normal manner again. Millions more have spread and contracted a host of diseases from syphilis to gonorrhea as well as the onset of anal and rectal cancer as feces, semen, and blood are mixed in the most unnatural of ways. It has been quite a month.

How can I say I care about "gay people" if I encrourage and celebrate this behavior? Two men sodomizing each is not love, it is unhealthy and destructive behavior. Many will call me a hater and a bigot for saying this (oblivious to their own hatred and bigotry) but it is love that demands I say these things. How many young men are being seduced into this self-destructive lifestyle while the media celebrates and panders to their seducers? If I love homosexuals I will seek to steer them out of that lifestyle and inform them of the work of courageous men, like Dr. Josef Nicolosi, who have developed reparative treatments rescuing men and women from same-sex attractions.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, along with a good supporting community, can liberate and set free any one of us from the deepest addictions, habits and desires.

Our bodies were designed for lifelong monogomous sexual activity between a male and female. All the scientific data confirms this. This is the standard. All the propaganda, hype, sentamentality and seductions of our modern narcissistic age will not change that standard. America will either turn back to this standard or we will go the way of the Roman Empire.

#HedonismUltimatelyFails #LGBT #ChangeIsPossible #SpeakTheTruthInLove

Jason Storms, Facebook 19 Comments [7/23/2017 1:52:06 PM]
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www.theEXITmovie.com
"I would start with Origin of Species and read the 1000+ books written on the topic since then. How many books prove God? Oh right, one."

You will read another thousand and not find proof for evolution. The whole belief rests on faith. I read every page of Origin of Species and it was drier than a ten year-old peanut butter sandwich. The Bible doesn't prove God. It doesn't need to. We know that God exists because of the incredible order of Nature and our God-given conscience. It is simply the Instruction Book for those who know Him.


Ray Comfort, Facebook 30 Comments [7/23/2017 1:32:13 PM]
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The early SPR researchers established the main methodological principles and areas of research. The study of mediumship continued, providing much information on aspects of human personality and altered states of consciousness, and helping to perfect investigative techniques. Field investigations were carried out, and further collections, analyses and surveys of spontaneous phenomena were published.

Following the general trend – seen also in psychology – towards an experimental, more biological approach, experimental methods continued to undergo refinements. Pioneering work on free-response and quantitative experiments was carried out in the 1920s and 1930s by George Tyrrell, a British mathematician and physicist; he explored methods for inducing altered states of consciousness, designing techniques to differentiate between telepathy and clairvoyance and attempting to automate the randomisation of targets.

However, the centre of this activity shifted to America, with the establishment of JB Rhine’s Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University in the 1930s. While SPR researchers continued to experiment, the organisation evolved during this period from an investigative to a mainly educational body. From its earliest days the Society began creating a specialist library and an archive of original documents, housed both at its offices in London and at Cambridge University Library. Its Journal and Proceedings, published since the 1880s, offer a wealth of material relating to investigations and experiments past and present, as well as theoretical studies and papers discussing the relationship between psychical research and fields such as psychology, philosophy, physics, medicine, evolutionary biology and social sciences.

Today, the SPR continues to promote and support the main areas of psychical research, carrying out field investigations, surveys and experimental work. It holds no corporate view about the true origin and meaning of psi – as telepathic and other psychical phenomena are now collectively termed - and debate among its members with regard to particular subjects is often vigorous. However, it’s fair to say that from the earliest times the consensus view of its members – and of the psi research community in general – has been that psi is real, and that while the phenomena should certainly be explained in scientific terms, such a science does not at present exist.

The Society’s work has inevitably brought it into conflict with sceptics who believe that purely naturalistic explanations of psi phenomena can and must be found, and who strive to re-interpret researchers’ findings in terms of fraud and misperception. In recent years, the field has faced a growing campaign by ideologically-motivated activists determined to discourage interest in these matters, in order to support scientific naturalism against a perceived threat of superstition. Their work is particularly in evidence in the free encyclopedia Wikipedia, where articles on psi topics are now uniformly ‘balanced’ with the negative opinions of sceptical authors and campaigners, to the point where they have become confusing and misleading.

The SPR continues to argue the value of objective research and dispassionate elucidation of facts, regardless of their metaphysical implications. It has an important educational role to play, disseminating accounts of its work, and of psi research generally, for the benefit of individuals and for writers, journalists and broadcasters whose work may at times touch on these subjects.

Society for Psychical Research, Society for Psychical Research 11 Comments [7/23/2017 1:30:49 PM]
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Submitted By: Katie

Quote# 129644

Lady Checkmate's headline: "State of Kentucky Ordered to Pay Legal Fees in Kim Davis Case"

Praise God!

I pray more Christians are bold and stand against sin and filth in Jesus name.

Please continue to pray for Sister Kim.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/july/state-of-kentucky-ordered-to-pay-legal-fees-in-kim-davis-case

Don't forget to RECOMMEND. Lets get the Truth out so that Light may shine bright in this dark place and Jesus Christ may be glorified.Even if the discussion is closed, please still RECOMMEND.

Lady Checkmate, Disqus - Faith & Religion 9 Comments [7/23/2017 1:30:45 PM]
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Submitted By: Jocasta

Quote# 129642

Great piece like usual!

Trump will come and go but he at least deserves some credit for giving the Jews fits and thwarting some of their agendas. He has awoken a movement that has some hope of succeeding if more smart and brave people come on board and educate the masses.

Walking around the streets of NYC and observing day-to-day life here it’s sad to see what a complete mess society has become. Homelessness everywhere, cruel and heartless people running things, incompetent people getting ahead while good and talented people don’t make it. The only thing people are focused on in their daily lives is saving their own skins.

Nothing will really change unless people act accordingly and correctly. We need to tear down and update the existing political system in America and purge the Jews from power. If America can form alliances with powerful Christian Russia and some other nations it may just be possible to break Jewish power.

In the ashes of the old America a new Christian nation would emerge.

We can preserve many of the ideals of the original Constitution but add new ones. Christian ethics and values would be suffused into the laws of the land. These wouldn’t be based on a narrow moralism but instead on true Christian ideals of conduct, namely, treating others fairly and respectfully, the abolition of wars, false money creation, etc.

This combined with a libertarian ethos of personal freedom in the private sphere should be the new American way.

AJ, Real Jew News 11 Comments [7/23/2017 1:30:35 PM]
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Submitted By: Katie

Quote# 129640

After I submitted an article to the Minghui website, it was time for sending forth righteous thoughts. I saw an image of me flying to a round structure, and I was aware that this was a representation of my article arriving at Minghui's mailbox.

I looked at the Minghui mailboxes and they had various images of cultivators. None of the images were the same since the cultivators' origins were different. Because of this, their understandings varied, and their individual cultivation states and attachments were not the same, either.

The editors seemed to categorize the articles; in the other dimension, various types of performers were arranged into different lines behind stages, waiting for their turn to play. For their roles, they might need to change to different costumes, or add another piece of jewelry. This was like how the editor would change the title or tweak the content of an article.

When it was time for the players to perform (it was also the time in human dimension for the article to be published), they stepped out onto their respective stages. These individual stages, representing each article, could combine into a large one that was viewable to the entire cosmos.

Each show was unique and contained its own intricate meanings and connotations. They were performed to inspire, enlighten, and awaken the sentient beings who were still not awakened to the truth yet.

This stage also revealed the state and realms of various gods. It was eye-opening for the celestial beings and terrifying for evil beings.

During the entire process, Master, as well as all the righteous gods, watched and guarded the performances, making sure that the performers would not be disturbed.

After witnessing that, I felt that submitting articles to Minghui was a serious and sacred matter. We all should have righteous thoughts and a sense of solemnity when doing so.

Unknown author, Minghui 4 Comments [7/23/2017 1:30:21 PM]
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Submitted By: Katie

Quote# 129639

My eight-year-old daughter is very diligent in studying the Fa and doing the exercises. She has transcribed Master's three books of poems, Hong Yin, Hong Yin Vol. II, and Hong Yin III.

One day Master opened her celestial eye, allowing her to see many beautiful and magical things in other dimensions. She also came across many evil beings and eliminated them by sending righteous thoughts. She saw that when practitioners had a group Fa study, the energy emitted from everyone formed a large ball of light and eliminated many of the evil beings.

We are a family of four and we look like petals of a lotus flower to her. The petal is gray if the person did not cultivate diligently and pink if he/she studied diligently. We understand that our family is a small cultivating entity and no one should lag behind. Therefore, it is important for us to study the Fa together.

One time many practitioners gathered to send righteous thoughts for a practitioner who was unlawfully incarcerated. She saw in another dimension that the practitioner was surrounded by many evil beings, which the practitioners eliminated. However, the evil beings were replenished the minute they were eliminated. Every practitioner was sitting on a lotus flower petal and she sat in the center of the flower. Master was above them supporting their efforts. There were also many heavenly soldiers joining in to eliminate the evil beings, and the scene looked magnificent.

Falun Dafa practitioners must work as one body to form a powerful entity.

My daughter sees Master daily, saves a seat for Master at the table, and waits for him to finish eating. My family feels honored and blessed.

Her older sister did not cultivate diligently in the past. Now, from seeing her progress in another dimension her sister has improved significantly and does the three things well. Her sister suffered from a number of illnesses, which may have been linked to her indulging in playing bad video games. After the family sent righteous thoughts they were eliminated.

When her sister lied, her body became darker, and after she improved, it turned white again. She also saw in her sister's dimension many divine tigers, elephants, and lizards. If her sister practiced Falun Dafa diligently, the animals would eliminate the evil attacking her. If her sister was not diligent, the animals made her feel terrible as a warning for her to study the Fa better. Her sister once threw a tantrum and she saw her sister's sentient beings kneeling down and begging her family to save them and their lord. They said that they would suffer or die if we could not help her sister.

She saw that the worlds of practitioners who cultivated well were beautiful and spectacular, and the sentient beings had abundant food and lived wonderful lives. The worlds of practitioners who did not cultivate well were gray and shabby and the sentient beings were miserable, lacked food, and were attacked by the evil beings.

My daughter said that Master often wrote words with an ink brush. I meditated with one leg crossed because I was afraid of the pain. She said that Master wrote down words for her to tell me, that a lot of karma could be eliminated if I meditated with legs double-crossed. She told Teacher that she could meditate in the full lotus position and that she was not scared even if it may break her legs.

Her father was working very hard to earn a living and seldom studied the Fa. She said that Master was worried and had her tell her father to go home during his lunch break, study the Fa, and send righteous thoughts. When her father went out to distribute Falun Dafa materials, she saw that Master happily gave the materials to many Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in heaven. This made us realize that doing the three things well is sacred.

The little practitioner sent righteous thoughts at school and asked her classmates to quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliates. All 51 of her classmates quit within just three days. She sends righteous thoughts during recess. She could see the blackboard through her teacher's body and could see and hear what was going on in the nearby classroom. She could see with the back of her head and her nose.

When we send righteous thoughts, our light columns appear to her soft like water if our righteous thoughts are weak; they are powerful and look like fire and rockets if they are strong.

Everything is alive in her eyes and she can communicate with all things around her. She saw that our computer was female and the printer was male. When we make truth materials, they are very happy if we encourage them.

One time I was attached to lust. She saw that there were 1,000 demons of lust in my dimension. They were very tall, their bodies were red, and they had noses like elephants and ears like cats. She asked Master to help her and she eliminated the demons with righteous thoughts. Within less than five minutes, I felt relaxed and more comfortable than I had ever felt before. She told me that Master surrounded me with white lights. I was very touched. Master helped me with everything he had and the only way I could repay him was to progress more diligently.

A few days later a friend visited me. I held a grudge against her. She told me that there were 10,000 demons of lust in my dimension. I was shocked after realizing that being angry could allow demons of lust to enter my dimension. It is important to rectify our every thought so the evil beings won't exploit our gaps.

The little practitioner saw Master behind me giving me wisdom when I needed it. Master held my hand and helped me write this article. She asked me, “Is it going smoothly? Master is helping you.”

I wrote this article to help other practitioners understand what happens in other dimensions. Words can't express my gratitude to Master for being there when we need him and I can only repay him by studying the Fa diligently.

Thank you Master, thank you fellow practitioners.

Unknown author, Minghui 2 Comments [7/23/2017 1:30:15 PM]
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Submitted By: Katie

Quote# 129638

I grew up on a farm and had many illnesses in the past. They went away after I began to practice Falun Dafa, and I am able to work again. Because I've experienced so many remarkable changes, I often tell others about my experiences and about how amazing Falun Dafa is.

I worked as a nanny and took care of a 12-year-old boy. From birth, he could not speak and could hardly hear anything. I wanted to help him, so I repeated, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” to him every day.

Two weeks passed, and nothing happened. I asked Teacher for help. A month later, the boy seemed to understand what I was saying and suddenly muttered a few words. At first, he could not speak clearly, but I could understand what he said. It was “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I was so excited.

The child's parents were astonished. They are highly educated and wealthy. They had taken their son to many eminent physicians, but no one could help him.

Today, the child can talk. Because his mother knows that Falun Dafa is special, she has also taken up the practice.

I received an urgent phone call one day in the autumn of 2014. “Hurry! Auntie is in the hospital. She's dying.” I rushed to the hospital. The elderly woman had fainted and fallen while she was walking. Even though she had received emergency treatment for 24 hours, she was still unconscious. The doctor told her daughter, “She is so old. There is no point in trying to resuscitate her. You should plan her funeral.”

I walked up to the elderly woman and said into her ear, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

To everyone's surprise, she opened her eyes a few minutes later, looked at us, and smiled.

The doctor was shocked and said, “It's incredible! This is wonderful! Falun Dafa is great!”

Afterwards, the elderly woman began to practice Falun Dafa. Her health greatly improved, and she could do many household chores.

One of my neighbors had been a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for many years. He deeply believed in communism and stubbornly refused to listen to me. Whenever I talked to him about the evil nature of the Party, he shook his head.

One day, he had a stroke. His limbs were numb, his eyes and mouth became distorted, and half of his body was paralyzed. I visited him and talked to him again about withdrawing from the Party. He agreed this time. He was able to raise the hand that was paralyzed and said, “I now quit the CCP and its affiliates. Falun Dafa is good. I will follow Li Hongzhi, who teaches Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

He started repeating, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” The symptoms of the stroke soon disappeared. After she heard about her father's amazing recovery, his daughter also wanted to learn Falun Dafa.

Unknown author, Minghui 0 Comments [7/23/2017 1:29:59 PM]
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Submitted By: Katie

Quote# 129637

It's with a heavy heart that I write this article about a vision I saw in a dream, and I hope this article can encourage fellow practitioners not to slack off in cultivation. Fa-rectification has almost reached its end, so let's be diligent and seize the last chance Master has given us to save more people.

In my dream, I saw a dimension similar to ours. The only difference is that it's a bit darker and more desolate. Apart from me, no one else was there.

Suddenly, everything in front of me – the land, the trees, the buildings – started rising up in the air, like a huge spaceship. I saw it very clearly in my dream. As it was rising, its underside was crumbling away, dropping soil as it went.

My gut told me that I did not deserve to board this spaceship, because I hadn't cultivated well. I hadn't fulfilled my vows. Those who deserved to be on this spaceship are genuine cultivators who have met the standards, fulfilled their vows, and gotten rid of all their attachments.

My mind was empty as I stood there, unable to move. I had huge regrets in my heart.

This spaceship was slowly rising. When it was about 10 meters in the air, I saw a row of small, transparent boxes placed on one side of the spaceship, about 20 to 30 in total. The boxes, I felt, should be filled with our mighty virtue. However, my boxes were empty.

There were numbers above each box, which corresponded with the number of sentient beings we saved. If we reached that number, we've met the standard. Only then can we get on this spaceship and follow Master to go to the new universe. However, none of my boxes and numbers matched; I didn't save enough.

I have been involved with some Dafa work in recent years, but my reasons for doing it weren't pure. I belong to the group of practitioners who are not serious about cultivation. I didn't study the Fa regularly, didn't do the exercises, and didn't send righteous thoughts. I also didn't cultivate my xinxing well and haven't saved enough people.

In general, I haven't done well on anything in cultivation.

While writing this, I broke into a cold sweat out of fear. I haven't cultivated well, but the most important thing is that I haven't fulfilled my vows. The consequences for breaching my vows are unimaginable.

In the dream, I thought that everything was done for and that I did not deserve to live anymore. Master has shouldered so much for me over the past years, but I still didn't fulfill my vows. The countless sentient beings in my world would be destroyed and disintegrated.

It is as Master said, “An unparalleled crime!” (Fa Teaching at the 2016 New York Fa Conference)

Master also said,

“...when you realize what you've missed out on you won't even want to live even if you are allowed to!” (Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference)

Master's words described my feelings at that moment exactly.

The huge spaceship suddenly stopped rising. Master appeared on the right side of it and had been watching me. That kind of sadness and hopelessness I felt was really painful–it felt like someone was cutting my heart open with a knife.

I felt so sorry. My mind was empty at that moment, as any type of thought would be shameful at that time.

Suddenly, the huge spaceship started calling me and came back down, landing slowly. I knew Master didn't want to give up on me, didn't want me to face this kind of extremely horrible consequence. Master showed me his boundless and infinite mercy yet again.

A female practitioner came from behind me and walked onto the layer of earth. She took half of the boxes away. I realized that Master asked this practitioner to shoulder half of my responsibilities, but I must fill up the rest of the boxes by myself, to make it correspond to the numbers above, to compensate for what I had lost. As I had lost countless sentient beings forever due to my lack of diligence, I also won't be able to go back to my original world.

When the female practitioner finished picking up the boxes, Master said, “It will continue to rise in three minutes.” I then woke up from the dream.

Master gave me three more minutes to do well, but I don't know how long that period of time is in the human world. I only know that the time is very short.

The reason I share this dream is that I hope it encourages the practitioners who haven't been diligent to seize the final opportunity and limited time to step out and save people, and let go of their human attachments. Use this final opportunity to compensate for what one has lost; otherwise, the end result would be horrifying. Every minute and every second is a decisive, sink-or-swim moment.

I thank Master for his infinite compassion. I will try my best to do the three things well from now on and assimilate to the Fa as much as possible. The dream awakened me and will become my momentum for doing the three things better and to live up to Master's expectations and compassionate salvation.

Unknown author, Minghui 0 Comments [7/23/2017 1:29:43 PM]
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Submitted By: Katie

Quote# 129636

My son is a sophomore in college. He used to read the Fa and do the exercises with us at home, and he was very healthy then.

Things changed when he went to college. He lost the cultivation environment that he had at home and started to play video games. When he came home during the summer vacation, he looked pale and tired. During sleep, he had seizures that lasted up to two minutes. He was scared and we asked him to read the Fa and do the exercises with us. After reading and exercising, the symptoms went away.

Back at school, he stopped reading the Fa and doing the exercises. His seizures returned two months later.

My son was addicted to video games and could not control himself when he was not with us. So I took him to the hospital, and after a checkup, the doctor told him that his condition was due to computer radiation. The doctor said that video games make the brain too excited, which can cause nerve damage. The doctor recommended that he not play video games.

During his winter vacation, I read the Fa with him and he soon returned to normal. His face looked clear and rosy.

He said Dafa was amazing and decided not to play games again.

Unknown author, Minghui 2 Comments [7/23/2017 1:29:32 PM]
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Submitted By: Katie
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