Friday, November 30, 2012

The Cheetah: One Of The Baddest Animals On The Planet

This is proof that their is a God. Time and chance being nothing, could not have accidentally created such a perfect specimen.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brad Pitt Loves Him Some Gay Marriage

"Equality, absolutely, that's what defines us. It's what makes us great," Pitt said when asked about what he thinks about Maine, Maryland and Washington legalizing gay marriage. "If it doesn't sit well with your religion, let your God sort it out in the end, but that's us. We're equal." -- Brad Pitt 11/27/12

The problem Mr. Pitt is that "my God" is actually also your God, whether you want to believe it or not. And "sorting it out in the end" is not a temporary thing. It's the worst thing you or I could ever imagine.

Romans 1:
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Should Christians Watch UFC?

First off what is the MMA and UFC?

MMA = Mixed Martial Arts
UFC = Ulitmate Fighting Championship

UFC is essential one of the organization that organizes and hosts MMA events. Just like the NFL hosts Football events.

Ok, So what is MMA?

From Webster's...
: a contact sport that allows a wide range of fighting techniques including striking, kicking, and grappling
Ok, So what isn't MMA...
* MMA is not a death sport.
* MMA is not a throwback to the gladiator days of Rome.
* MMA is not violence for the sake of violence.

Isn't UFC and MMA Simply a violent sport where participants are rewarded for injuring their opponent? 
No. Not even close. The goal of MMA is not to hurt your opponent but simply to either get him to submit, causing him to tap the canvas or his opponent which indicates that he gives up, or render him unable to continue temporarily. This is either done by KO (Knock Out) or TKO (Technical Knock Out). A TKO takes place when the referee determines the fighter is not defending himself intelligently and steps in which gives victory to the striking opponent.. There is NO 10-count. Once you cannot go on, even if temporarily, you are done and the match is over.
So do you see why this is considered much safer than boxing? In boxing, once an opponent is down the ref starts a 10-count. If the boxer recovers enough to go on, he is back on his feet fighting, whether he is injured or not.. this can happen numerous times in the match which has the potential to cause a much more severe injury than if the match was simply over at the time the fighter could not go on.
The safety record of MMA and specifically the UFC have improved greatly since it's outset in 1993. This is due to regulation, and a very high attention to the safety of the fighters. There have been 0 deaths in the UFC and very few long term injuries. This article from the NYT explains it well.. 

We think of more traditional violent sports like boxing and football as safer in part because of the helmets and padded gloves their athletes wear, and that supposedly protect them from harm. These are, in fact, more like the equivalent of poorly designed sunscreen — “protection” that allows athletes to submit to even greater levels of punishment.
For instance, studies show that up to 40 percent of former boxers have symptoms of chronic brain injury, the result of repeated, if padded, blows to the head. And recent studies have demonstrated that most professional boxers, including the majority who show no outward signs of impairment, have some degree of brain damage.
In comparison, a 2006 Johns Hopkins study noted “a reduced risk of traumatic brain injury in M.M.A. competitions when compared to other events involving striking.” The reason is simple: Boxing’s “protective” padding, coupled with its 12-round bouts and rest periods, means the boxer is subject to dozens of brain-jostling head blows in each fight. In M.M.A., most bouts end in a wrestling match, with one opponent forcing the other into submission; only 28 percent of all M.M.A. bouts are decided by a blow to the head, according to a study published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine.
As a result, M.M.A. fighters have not only a lower risk of cognitive impairment, but of death. There have been only three fatalities in the 17-year history of American M.M.A. But we average almost that many in a single year in boxing: 129 fighters have died in American rings since 1960.
Ok, So Should Christians watch UFC?

The answer is found in 1 Corinthians 10
23 All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. 24 Let no one seek his own good, but that of his [i]neighbor....
31 Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 

All throughout that chapter Paul talks about religious freedom and conscience. If the violent nature of this SPORT does not sit well with your conscience, you should NOT watch UFC or MMA or probably Boxing, Hockey, or Football for that matter. But that is the point. Whatever does not hinder you from your constant daily walk with Christ is permissible. But if you are unable to see past the sporty and artful combat-based nature of the sport, then it is your duty to not watch and to not participate in it.
But for those that see it in the light of athletes buffeting their body, crafting their skills, using the tools of their brain, and their God-given ability in order to best their opponent then there is absolutely nothing wrong with watching it. Like stated before, It truly is safer than most other contact sports. In fact, There are many Christians who fight in the UFC. One example is a UFC fighter that I know of that has squeezed a prayer and quick testimony into his closing comments to the fans and to the millions watching at home. It was a great moment. I've seen him win and he said "To God be the Glory" and I saw him lose and he told the crowd "To God be the Glory". That is what that crowd needs to hear.

Conclusion is simple:
--If you see UFC as a safe, although violent sport, and watching it does not hinder your walk with the One True God and Creator of all things.. then it is as permissible as watching a football game or even basketball.

--If, on the other hand, you feel that the sport is too violent in nature and watching it does not feel right with your conscience, or watching it causes you to stumble in sin of any kind, then you should absolutely NOT watch UFC.

Finally if you are a watcher of UFC, and watching it would cause someone in your presence to stumble, then you should not watch it. Tape it and watch it later like I do :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Dumbest Products Ever Made

All of these are real and are either currently available for purchase or were at one time...

Baby falls asleep easily in the hands of someone with extreme hyper-thyroid disease.

Hi.. We're taking "annoying couple" to heights previously unknown.

Tighty whities for your gay little hands.

Say no more, the lady in the ad sold it for me.

 "My double chin is gone. But where are all my friends and why do my teeth hurt so bad?"

For the porn addict on the go? CIA Agents? Either way you look totally inconspicuous and not at all easy to rob. 

Now you can rejuvenate your facials muscles and murder your entire family at the same time!

Great product! So far, to date, it has killed approximately 0 flies!

Because being seen going in to Super Cuts might make you look silly.

Is that a Sauna in your pants or...

Wash baby easily.. also with the burpable lid baby will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christians and Politics

I am a Christian. If anyone has ever read this blog, that should be abundantly clear...
Over on Facebook on November 7th, the day after America voted for it's own demise in exchange for cheap, temporary appeasement  I threw in the towel on posting anything political. I felt instantly free. Leading up to the election I posted non-stop about conservative values and anything that pointed to the truth about Barack Obama and what his true vision was for this country.. But it got me nowhere. But I still post here. And I want to say something to the Christians who "sat this one out." OR who chastised and spoke dismissively about political postings made by God-fearing Christians.

Since the election I have seen several Christians make claims how futile it was to speak about politics to such a degree.. I even saw one fellow Christian question the salvation of someone who spends a great amount of time "worrying" about political things.

To this I say...Hogwash.

As Christians in America we have the privilege, for now, to participate in and even influence an election. We are heading into the last days.. So it is your DUTY as a Christian to delay the tide of growing Anti-Christian sentiment.

Ultimately it all belongs to the Lord. However, since when do we say "Oh, just let the Lord take care of it." as we continue posting nonsense on Facebook about your favorite Mocha Latte from Starbucks and how it was "super yummy" today.

If the doctor came to you and said.. "Hey you have the early stages of cancer, but we caught it early and we should do surgery now to remove it, followed by chemo and you will be okay." Would you then say, "No thanks doc, I'm a Christian.. The Lord will take care of it." No, you would schedule the procedure that week.
America has cancer. And the time to do something about it came and went on November 6th, 2012.

The Lord WILL take care of us, however he does not expect us to sit around when there is spiritual warfare going on. And listen, this election was about more than just jobs and economics. It was about fighting the enemies of religious freedom and Christian values.

So I understand that God has everything under control. And ultimately it gives me hope to sustain me. But when has that EVER been an excuse to stay silent about things that affect our very freedoms of worship? Yes, eventually we will go through persecution...But do you think that if the underground church in China could vote out their oppressors and enemies that they wouldn't do it tomorrow? Right now we have the freedom to bring hope to a lost world. November 6th was a step towards oppression and bondage. I pray that you weren't one of the ones who stood idle that day.

May God have mercy on America!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Obama's Plans For The Next 4 Years

Here's what he has on his agenda..

* Work with Congress on solving nothing. Congress gets in the way of his executive orders.. and that's not fair.

* Take down the Constitution and replace it with a copy of his book Dreams From My Father and also a Calvin and Hobbes comic that he likes.

* Practice bowing. He has a tour of the world coming up and his bow is a little rusty. His instructor is Lil Bow Wow.

* Send a thank you letter to O.I.H.O

* Still waiting for the election results from the last 7 states. Only 50 states have posted their returns so far. Might be a republican conspiracy.

* Take from the rich people.. and wonder why they won't keep hiring.. Send whiny letter "Dear business owner.. Why U stop hiring? C'mon..Please!? The 47% are depending on you! How can I tax you if you all keep going out of business! Please stop..It's not fairrrr!!!"

* Golf, Golf, Golf.. mainly in places where they aren't rioting.

* Set up new auto-bot in oval office: The Socializer 5000. It streamlines the transformation of America.. Plus it has 32 GBs worth of space  for Mp3s.. All Mary J Blige!