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Son of Placid

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  1. That was a big one. Did the Greeks and Romans have to become Jewish before they could become Christians? That was Pauls main reason for coming to James. It was James, not Paul who made the ruling; "As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication" That was the first major split in the religion. As for the confrontation, this would be like me sitting at a table with some black friends. When my white friends show up, I quickly get up and find another table. What do you think of me now?
  2. Paul never said you're saved by faith. He said you're saved by grace.
  3. Our PM is extreme. He wants to totally disarm the population. This is just another step in that direction. I have guns. A 30 cal. for hunting large game, which I haven't done in over 30 years. I put two rounds through it about 5 years ago at a farmers range. Hit the target twice, impressed everyone, didn't take a third shot, figured I'd probably miss. I have a shotgun I also haven't used in as many years. I also have a .22 which I have used for vermin. My dogs don't like it. They would rather get sprayed by a skunk while chasing it away than let me shoot it. Even being in the country, I can't just shoot anywhere. I have neighbours within a mile, so whatever I'm shooting at, has to be in a safe range at the right angle. BB guns that look like real handguns will also be banned, even in the country. I use them mostly to scare off coyotes and magpies but I bought them for home security. CO2, 19 shot clip, steel BBs, semi auto, 480 fps, no recoil, very accurate within 30 ft. (farthest distance inside the house). Will penetrate denim, will not kill but will hurt a lot. Enough to make an intruder wonder if it was a good idea. Two shots to the chest will stall him long enough to take better aim. Crotch, leg muscles, face, head, whatever is available. We had to come up with a plan for intruders. The cops are 20 minutes away if they're sitting, waiting for the call. Crime happens within minutes. Too many decisions to make in an instant without a plan. Wife runs to the bathroom, closes door and pulls out the drawers which block the door, calls cops. First BB gun is in my desk with a clear line of sight to the door. I have two routes of escape if needed. One is down the stairs, where the second BB gun is, the other is the bedroom closet where the shotgun is. It's not locked or loaded but close to the ammo. A break action single shot is a quick load. I also have a really big firecracker taped to a lighter. Flash-bang, small grenade. Get caught in the hallway, sorry about your eardrums, you won't see or hear me coming with a baseball bat. How's that for Christian love? We can talk about it after he's zip tied and waiting for the cops. Rural crime was a big thing here a few years back. I've had two encounters in the last ten years. The first didn't get any farther than the lane. The lights came on, the dogs came out, Not sure why I was in the greenhouse after midnight that night but he saw the light on, maybe some movement, turned around and left. The second drove in looking for "help" mid day. He "lost the 4" hose clamp off his intake". (If you have 4" hose clamps on hand you probably have many things worth stealing.) I gave him 2 X 2" clamps, and questioned him while he put them on. Disturbed dust on the intake told me he'd done this a few times. There was a second pickup stopped on the road which he waved in, "for tools". A greasy looking meth head with a skeleton of a girlfriend drove up to give him a screwdriver. I gave him a friendly but firm handshake. He got back in his truck. They were from "out of province, just cruising". I don't know anyone willing to "cruise" 500+ miles in an F350 with no luggage. I kept him in check by telling him, "Don't let her get behind you." and continually calling my dog, as if to protect him while he worked. My girl is 130 lbs, has a mouth that can hold a soccer ball, totally harmless, just wants to get petted but he didn't know that. When he left, I noticed an Alberta plate on the truck, which means he's not from out of province. I reported him to the cops as he was driving away. No idea if they were caught.
  4. It's a conundrum. An intruder isn't going to wait until you go unlock a safe, remove a trigger lock, and load a gun. Even if you're ready, what you gonna shoot, as in, what's behind the intruder? Fridge? Stove? TV? Could be major clean-up, and then you get to live with your actions. In Canada. When the new gun laws pass my BB guns will be illegal.
  5. This should probably come with a little more context. Demographics and audience always keep people from saying the exact same thing. Who is the ungodly? Back up to verse 10 in Romans 3. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. Go back as far as Isaiah. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. We are all the ungodly. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. There's no getting away from it. The most pious falls short because of flesh and blood, and thought. The one thing Paul was concerned about was creating a scoresheet for works. I know, it's messed up. Even Christians think Paul was saying; Just be a believer, that's enough. Not at all his message. Humour me a minute. If "works" work, then work is what we all should be focusing on? The richer you are, the more you can do. Heaven will be full of rich folks in ivory towers, us poor people can tent inside the gates. Strive for riches so you get a front row seat. Skewed motivation. Good works vs bad works, aka sins scoresheet? How far does 50/50 get you? Do you ever know your own score? If we surpass the expected works do we get credit? Some Christians think so. "We're just laying up treasure in heaven." smh, I call that boasting, that of which there is no reward. How about obligatory works? Is that a baseline, a contract? What "works" count? If you help an old lady across the street, you have assumably done a good work. Why did you help the lady across the street? Because you saw an old lady needed help, or to boost your credit score? How many "works" are done for the wrong reason? Regardless your reason, did God want the old lady on the other side of the street? Was that ever part of the thought process? Ever felt good about doing a good work? You already have your reward. A credit score, or works for salvation implies that you can deal your way into heaven. That's where Paul comes in. In his letter to the Ephesians he writes; “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” FULL STOP, PAUL SAID WORKS DON'T MATTER. Run with it. But he didn't stop there. "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" Paraphrased into what I understand. You become a Christian, you become a worker, and God has a plan for you to work. This does not include looking for old ladies who may or may not want to cross a street. It certainly does not include; Following our dream. When you think of "works", what comes to mind? Atheists can give to the poor, atheists can walk old ladies across a street. For me, "works" is charity. It's given. Time, money, materials, advice, whatever, it all comes back to giving, but for the right reasons and to the right people, at the right time. This is not something a human can figure out on his own. It requires the intervention of God in your heart. Blazing down a street through tent city with a pickup full of loose cash may sound like a great idea but how many people would know why, how many benefit, and how many people would use the cash to further their depression? Not a work ordained by God. Christians believe that going into ordained ministry is a given, it's not. God doesn't want everyone to be preachers. I'm thankful for that. I've done the courses, I've been to the seminars, done the workshops. I'm no kind of evangelist, it's not where I'm supposed to be, I can't sell their story. There are already enough evangelists that shouldn't be. They've lost their first love to a career they thought they should follow. God may give you a crap job. Over worked, under paid, exhausted and oppressed. Left wondering when you will ever accomplish anything in your life and how will you ever have the time, energy, or resources to ever do any good "works". You may not have the talent, the skills, or the ability to move ahead, but what if God wants you there to speak with someone who has the talent, skills, and ability? How long can you grumble about your job before you are in the right state of mind to do the very thing God wants you to do? Does God care if you spend your day pitching manure, in grease to the armpits, or paperwork? Why should you? If God were to raise that someone to a higher level of service because of your testimony and leave you on the crappy job, are you jealous of their seeming success, or rejoice in it? Should we be looking at others and demand what's fair? We really have no idea why we are where we are, or how it is supposed to glorify God. This is where the faith comes in. We spend time on our knees asking God for the wisdom and enlightenment to know what we are supposed to do, yet we grumble about what we are doing. Paul was aware of a higher call. Not by revelation, but by experience. He was an ugly, injured man with a hard head and an in your face attitude. God didn't give him any favours. Paul prayed to be healed, final answer; "My grace is sufficient for thee" It took many years before he said; "For I have learned that whatsoever state I am in, therewith to be content. That is the state in which God can work through us. How many of us have learned this? Keep in mind that the ultimate charity is "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Paul went on to expand on it in his first letter to the Corinthians. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal...And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity is replaced in many versions with the word love. The world has corrupted the word love to such a point we can use it for anything. The original word, agaph, refers to a greater love than we are used to. A selfless love that does not require recognition nor compensation. He goes on to explain this charity/love; "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." It's not talking about the love that humans exchange it's talking about the same "love" that Jesus had. Not a human feeling, a passion, or a sentiment, but rather an action. Actions that please God. There should never be a time where we say; I've done my good deed for today.
  6. Same idea as Christian dogma. I struggle with both.
  7. I personally know two people who got jabbed and their cancer "came back with a vengeance". One was a 30 year friend, the other was my neighbour. There is a fb page, Covid vaccine side effects (Canada). There are a dozen posts a day from new members asking about various conditions. It's a place for vaccine victims to go to find out they are not alone. It's the saddest page on fb. 35,7K members, .1% of Canadians are members on that page. I follow Dr Peter McCullough and I understand his frustration. I also followed Kary Mullis and have been in contact with Mike Yeadon about various aspects through email. I'm nobody medical but now understand some pretty big words, even if I still can't pronounce them. Imagine... The guy who invented mRNA, discredited for not agreeing with it's emergency use. The guy who invented the PCR test, cancelled "mysteriously" for calling out Fauci for improper use of the test. A VP of Pfizer cancelled for catching a conscience. Three guys who obviously know what they're talking about removed from all social platforms. Removed from their positions and cancelled. In Kary's case, cancelled permanently. That would be like cancelling Henry Ford for warning people not to drive off cliffs. Pfizer alone, Europe, 3.4M adverse reports, 964,411 hospitalizations as of today. 70.7% are female. In the reaction group, "Immune system disorders", 17100 people in 2021, 7554 so far in 2022. 27 reaction groups, The "Reported Suspected Reaction" list is just really, really long. 80 pages worth, I'm guessing. Eudravigilance is a massive database. You can search all adverse events from all drugs, vaccines, veterinary and human. The case numbers/dates are still sequential. You can pull any Pfizer report out of it before Pfizer can. It's updated Monday through Friday, no need to wait 75 years.
  8. Wasn't talking about reproduction but about the individual virus "ball" itself. Professor Patrick Forterre,, Head of the Department of Microbiology at the Pasteur Institute refers to the virus as a spore. Nothing catches a free roaming virus. I explained in the last post that masks are water resistant but not waterproof. Manufacturers recommend you change masks every two hours. This is so it doesn't become saturated from the inside. Once a mask is wet, droplets have no problem following the flow.
  9. I'll start by saying; Don't put any faith in any mask for viral protection. Dust, pollen, yes. There is not one mask on the market that is recommended by the manufacturer for a virus. Not one. None, nada. I challenge anyone to find a mask that can stop a virus, it simply does not exist. The 9502 mask by 3M, recommended application is; "Agricultural Production, Cleaning, Construction, Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Grinding, Textile Operations". Absolutely no mention of actually protecting from viruses. They have an array of masking "considerations" for covid but you will find none that will dare say they protect you from a virus. Even fully masked air supply systems are dependent on the intake source. Hepa filters follow the same standard. The only air purifiers that can kill a virus are those with a UVC light. Even that is not 100% because spores can hide behind any contaminant. Please take a look for yourself. I can give you links to any specifications you desire. My experience is; Nobody even looks. Why? People would rather just believe masks work. Cloth masks are a fashion statement. There are no standards, no specs, and a pouch for a coffee filter is ridiculous. They were allowed because in the long run, none of them actually matter. "It's a sign of good social behavior" are the words of Anthony Fauci. I realize that a mask looks like a shield to the human eye, and you've been told 100 times a day, this is how you protect yourself, and protect others. It seems obvious but nothing about masks are related to what the eye can see. I spent many years purchasing and issuing masks. I had to know what 3M knew about their masks. The whole issue is quite frustrating to me because facts and numbers don't mean anything to people who have been convinced a mask works. I can post the specs that prove masks can't stop a virus but fear keeps people from even looking at them. People want to believe masks work and will ignore anything that says otherwise. In this case, the emperor wears fishnet. It's also frustrating because when the idea of masks was first mentioned, everyone was clamoring for the N95 with the check valve. I was cancelled in some circles for saying they were the worst option. The check valve allows you to exhale externally which means the filter is only for inhalation. Considering how much smaller a virus is than the filtering capability, it will eventually draw a virus in. About 3 months in the government figured it out and banned the masks with check valves. Nobody, none of my so called friends ever came back to admit I was correct in warning them. I was already labelled a conspiracy theorist and nothing I said after that had any credibility. None had the common sense to realize that they weren't arguing me, they were arguing the specifications outlined by mask manufacturers in accordance to federal regulations. I was only a messenger. A simple test. Smoke is a mixture of gasses and solids. You don't see the gasses but you can smell them. The solids are visible because of the tremendous amount of particulate expelled. Smoke particulate is slightly larger than the size of a virus spore. Find a smoker, put a mask on them. Ask them to inhale, then use both hands to seal the mask from nose to chin. Have them exhale slowly. If you can see smoke, guess what. Try it again without sealing from nose to chin and see where the smoke escapes. Path of least resistance. Talking microns and nanometers is like talking millions and billions in the metric world, unfathomable to most people. My work primarily involved the imperial measuring system. My master gages were measured to the micro inch. I spent $1200. annually having them certified. I had to have them certified to the millionth of an inch because some of the gages we relied on would measure to the hundred thousandths of an inch. I understand this stuff. To put it in to some perspective, one inch is 25,400 microns. One micron is 39.37008 millionths of an inch. An N95 protects to .3 micron, a virus spore is so much smaller it's measured in nanometers. When a virus is aerosol it doesn't even notice a mask. When it is in droplets, it can cling to a mask. Masks are water resistant, but not waterproof. Once a mask is humid from breath, it can actually mix with droplets and draw them in. Manufacturers recommend replacing a disposable mask every two hours. Nobody does that either. After years of fit testing tradesmen for respirators, the idea of a one size fits all disposable mask making any kind of protective seal is impossible. Besides that, my men had to shave again by noon. Facial hair, even lady peach fuzz, breaks any kind of seal. We refused masks for those who refused to shave. When you see a Sikh with a mask half an inch away from his face because of a beard, You have to know how useless the mask is, yet here we are pretending he's saving himself and everyone around him. Flat fold masks follow a Chinese standard. GB/T 32610-2016. Filtration efficiency, BM 2.5. That is 2.5 microns. Many forms of bacteria are smaller than 2.5 microns. Here's the problem. Once you understand that the masks are a ruse, you will start to question the other restrictions put in place. You might even start to question the vaccines. Believing me is not my choice, but seriously, don't rely on any mask for viral protection.
  10. I used to purchase and issue masks for a rather large facility. I could protect my men from everything but a virus. 3M, 9502 is one of the new designs. 3M carried two styles until a couple years ago. They now have a dozen fashionable variations. According to this guy the filtration efficacy is 99.6%, far surpasses the 95%. That would be wonderful but....even at a solid 100%... You will find all kinds of "experts" that tell you masks are protective but not one manufacturer of masks will recommended any mask for a virus...for an obvious reason. All these masks are made using the same standard. That standard is 95% blockage of .3 micron, (300nm), particulate or larger. The virus is measured at 9-12nm. So the question is; How many times does 12 go into 300? If the "expert" logic works we should be able to replace our mosquito screens with chicken wire.
  11. Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. The badlands of Alberta are called dinosaur valley. I don't pay a lot of attention to particulars, nor dating systems. I'm not great with evolution either. There was a book came out in the 70's titled "Countdown". It spoke of how each stage of monkey to man was imagined. One of the stages was designed from a tooth. Turned out the tooth was from a pig. A few years back they found a head from some kinda horned skull weighing some 2000 lbs. Scientists immediately said it was 80 some million years old, nobody explains why it was found in 10,000 yr old limestone.
  12. What kind of connection would you have with your employer if you did a 180 to completely undermine everything his company was built on? Better question; Have you read the New testament to see what Paul wrote?
  13. Rather confusing. There was the epistle of Barnabas, 70-100 AD, the letter of Barnabas, 138 AD, and the Gospel of Barnabas, 7th century? The council of Nicaea came about because Constantine became a Christian but there was a great division in the religion. His plan was to bring in 1000 some scholars to decide on one belief. The problem was; there were those who believed Jesus was God and others that didn't. Arius was the leader who believed Jesus was of the same "essence" as God but not God. The council argued for a few years, then kicked Arius out. Then the let him back in but he mysteriously died shortly after. Thus started the concept Jesus was God. Paul never stated Jesus was God.
  14. Sounds like a fair bit of propaganda. Islam blames Paul for everything but often misses context and have no problem with fabricated conjecture. Paul is also blamed for the formation of the trinity but somebody still has to show me where. Ananus ben Ananus had James stoned by the pharisees. Paul was in prison in Rome.
  15. The council of Nicaea was in 325, the Gospel of Barnabas didn't come out until the 15th/16th century, Spain. The Epistle of Barnabas was available at the time.
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