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“Hey, man, what’s with all the Bible stuff?”

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Well, I’ll tell you…

This trailer was just dropped off only like a block away from my house. That’s what’s with all this “Bible stuff” as you call it.

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Near the ford of the Jabbok

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So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.

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-Genesis 32:22-27

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This morning I was reading through my Bible (as I do every morning) and found a part that says you’re wrong

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Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.

-Hebrews 5:11

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The Vagaries

 

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Did God really just one day realize “their unholy aim”? I mean, it seems unlikely that HE would not know what was happening. What seems more likely is that HE, due, most likely, to HIS love for mankind, just kept denying what was happening as the tower kept getting higher and higher until HE was left no choice but to scatter HIS children across the world. It had to be done. Whether you believe it or not, they had it coming. Nicolás Gómez Dávila wrote “Our last hope lies in the injustice of God.”

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My Life: It isn’t easy

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“It troubles me that people mistakenly believe my life is easy”

-Jack Horrorchild

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It happens a lot. People thinking my life is “easy”, or that I “have it made”, and, though I’ve never bothered to mention my feelings about this in the past, I tell you now, I don’t like it.

You see, before, I was worried not only about people thinking my life easy, but that they’d also not like me if I complained that they thought my life was easy. But, no more. I’m fighting back. Below, is an illustration of a situation not unlike something I have experienced and which was anything but “easy”. Believe me.

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©Creative Child Press

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If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;

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And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

-Revelations 16:1

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You are probably thinking right now, “Dang, this guy is getting all Biblical on my ass”, to which I most definitely reply, “Someone’s got to”.

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Actual evidence of God’s displeasure with either The President and Founder or his Institute

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I CALL THIS ONE ‘HIDING FROM THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES’

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This work was inspired by an actual event.

Earlier today, while minding my own business, I heard the unmistakable sound of a car coming up the gravel drive. Not ever expecting any visitors I popped up from my most comfortable seat upon the famed purple couch and immediately spotted what I could see were two of Jehovah’s witnesses* in a late model Toyota intent on disrupting the solitude of my Saturday. Needless to say, without a moment to lose, I dashed out of the front room, through the kitchen (where only the night before I baked nearly 2 dozen of the most scrumptious vegan chocolate chip cookies), around the corner, up the stairs (without holding the hand rail), and into the room (sadly now all but empty) of my assistant who some time ago fled to the other side of the continent. What you see above is a representation of what I looked at for the several terrifying minutes those Witnesses spent pounding upon my front door.

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*Some will ask, “But, how did you know they were Jehovah’s Witnesses?”, to which I would answer, “Oh, you can tell, believe me, you can just tell”.

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