December 20, 2007
One of the stories in today’s new is about Cindy Jacobs’ prayer vigilance along Interstate 35 in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband are the heads of Generals International, a church in Cedar Hills, Texas. The following is a quote from them: “If you turn to the Bible — Isaiah Chapter 35, Verse 8 — you will see a passage that in part says, ‘A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.’” Thus, the reason for her I-35 road-side prayer vigilance.
The first thing I have to ask is “is this another ‘mega-church’ in the making”. After reading what Julie Meyers is all
At this time I am not placing her in the company of the infamous “six” that is being investigated by Senator Charles Grassley. But many who have claimed to be prophets have gone on to become part of that company. Cindy Jacobs is highly criticized by other church leaders. To somehow associate I-35 with some biblical interpretations seems a far stretch to me. If I were trying to interpret the Isaiah verse, I might think it referred to the “highway to heaven” (read the King James version below). But, then again, I have often said that anyone with biased objectives can interpret the Bible to support that objective (notice her slight misquote of that verse). That being the case, I find it ironic that there are some businesses along that stretch of I-35 that she would like to see closed down. Agenda, agenda, agenda?
King James version of Isaiah 35, 8: “And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein”.
December 19, 2007
I watch most all the news channels for many different reasons. And when the need arises, I email them on my thoughts. CNN is one of the news channels that I consider “less biased” than most. But even they can do things that irritate. Try going to CNN’s web site that lets you send them an email. One thing I like is that they let you email the particular program that you would like to comment on. However, CNN has a little “nuisance” policy that lets you know right away what their game is. You must select whether your comment is “Positive” or “Negative”. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what happens to negative comments. That is confirmed when you try to submit the comment without checking one of these options. It rejects your submission request.
So, CNN; if you are really serious about wanting all comments, what are you going to do about this? You aren’t BS’ing anybody.
December 19, 2007
President Bush on Wednesday signed a sweeping energy bill that he said would help the country become “stronger, cleaner and more secure”. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the bill. A Republican filibuster in the Senate removed provisions that Bush objected to that would have eliminated tax breaks for oil companies and a requirement that electric utilities produce a portion of their power from alternative sources.
Once again the Republicans have saved their rich friends in the oil companies from the “mean ol’ Democrats”, in spite of the fact the Democrats control Congress. All we hear from the Republicans is that government should “stay out of peoples lives” when Democrats try to pass laws that would help individuals when they are adversely affected by things such as the housing market crisis, or they are saying it isn’t the governments responsibility to help. I couldn’t agree more, but they, the Republicans, refuse to acknowledge that government is “getting into our lives” when they subsidize big oil companies and others with our tax dollars so the companies can enjoy record profits quarter after quarter. And it’s always the same old weak excuse; “we have to become energy independent”. Right! Like that has been working for the past 35 years! To the oil companies, this has become much like the government supplied entitlement programs; “I’m entitled to it”. In fact, it has become an entitlement program. I am famous for quoting old sayings, and there is one that fits here very well; “once you give a kid something extra, he thinks he is supposed to have it from now on”. And once you have given someone a gift, just try and take it away from them.
It is also interesting to note that on this same day the Federal Government is “lending” 20 billion dollars to banks. That’s billion with a “B”. So where are those Republicans now who are always spouting off about us being a “free market”, and that it should be left up to businesses to succeed or fail without government interference? Oh, yea; I know about the old excuses that’s it in the best interest of our country and would be a “disaster” to allow oil companies and banks to fail.