Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

December 30, 2006

Evangelizing New Agers — confronting the old lies in the modern era

Filed under: category euthanized,Timeless Wisdom — Sagacious Himself @ 5:54 am

http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/cri/cri-jrnl/web/crj0008a.html

5. Show weaknesses in the New Age world view itself. If the New
Ager sees problems with his or her viewpoint, he or she may become
more interested in Christianity. Several areas could be
spotlighted:

    A. The New Age view of the divinity of humanity must neglect the
    reality of human evil. The biblical view of our finitude and our
    fallenness as sinners better explains the human condition than the
    New Age idea that we are all really God.

    B. The concept of an impersonal God is unsatisfying because it
    allows no ultimate personal relationship. Tuning in to “the Force”
    pales in comparison with loving and being loved by our Heavenly
    Father. Jesus Christ should be exalted as the supreme revelation of
    God’s love.

    C. Furthermore, the idea that the Ultimate Principle of the
    universe is impersonal is logically troublesome. It makes better
    sense to say that a personal God created personal beings in His
    image (Gen. 1:26).

    D. The New Age offers no spiritual discernment. It opens a
    Pandora’s box of paranormal poisons with no reliable antidote in
    sight, and ignores the fact that Satan himself masquerades as “an
    angel of light” (2 Cor. 10:14-15). The many writings of Kurt Koch
    make plain the spiritual dangers of occultism.

    What’s more, the “altered states of consciousness” desired
    and/or experienced by New Agers are often considered to be “beyond
    reason.” The danger of this irrationalism should be highlighted
    (compare Rom 12:2).

    E. The New Age’s ethical relativism (“we create our own
    reality/morality”) is illogical. A consistent ethical relativist is
    hard to find because our natural and logical tendency is to make
    absolute moral statements. The New Ager contradicts himself when he
    states absolutely that “there are no absolutes”! The New Agers who
    says that morality is relative because we all “create our own
    reality” will most likely not be content with such relativism if
    someone steals her car under the pretension that stealing “was part
    of his own reality.” Christianity provides the moral absolutes the
    New Age lacks.

    F. New Agers frequently warp history because of their desire to
    justify their beliefs on the basis of authorities of the past. This
    is especially the case when they try to argue that New Age
    pantheistic religion is compatible with faith in Christ by claiming
    to have discovered an “esoteric Christianity” — supposed inner
    teachings of Jesus later rejected and suppressed by the church. New
    Agers should be encouraged to face facts and be honest in their
    examination of history. Christians should be prepared to
    demonstrate the truth of Christianity through the use of historical
    apologetics.

    G. The New Age doctrine of reincarnation is not only unbiblical
    (Heb. 9:27) but logically untenable and ethically unsatisfying:

    1. So-called evidence of reincarnation derived from hypnosis
    (“past-life regression”) can be better explained as psychological
    aberrations or even demonic involvement.

    2. It is difficult to view the law of karma as just, or
    reincarnation as a “learning experience” (as New Agers view it), if
    rewards and punishments are given without the conscious knowledge
    of those being rewarded or punished. If a fifteen-year-old girl
    dies an agonizing death from leukemia because she was Josef Stalin
    in a previous life, but never comes to know that fact, how can that
    be considered just? What can her leukemia teach her about her past
    life behavior, if she can’t remember her past life?

    3. If all is one, and individuality is ultimately illusory
    (monism), how can individual souls be reincarnated from one body
    to another? The “oneness” teaching contradicts the concept of the
    individual; yet individual souls are required for a coherent
    doctrine of karma and personal responsibility. Some one has to
    reincarnate.

    4. The biblical teaching of the historicity of Christ’s
    crucifixion and resurrection is well established factually, unlike
    speculations concerning supposed past lives. We have better
    evidence for Christ’s resurrection than for reincarnation.

The New Age movement challenges us to reach out to those
intoxicated by spiritual deception. We must seek the Holy Spirit
concerning how He would have us witness of His saving truth to
those in darkness.

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Does Orthodoxy Allow Contraception Or Not?

Filed under: category euthanized,Sex — Sagacious Himself @ 5:40 am

http://ic.net/%7Eerasmus/RAZ162.HTM

we say that it is wrong to
deliberately prevent a possible conception and to have sex when the woman
is fertile by using devises to neutralize that fertility. To follow Catholic
teaching, a couple with sufficiently serious reasons (and there are several)
to avoid conception, must abstain at those times. That respects natural
law, whereas contraception has no respect for that, and simply caters to
individual appetites with little regard for the most fundamental purpose
of marriage and sex (not to mention the disastrous societal fruit of this
mentality).

December 26, 2006

voxel morphometry & weed

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 11:31 pm

Voxel-based morphometry–the methods.

Voxel-Based Morphometry-The Methods

Distributional Assumptions in Voxel-Based Morphometry

//pending

December 24, 2006

Imaging Shows Similarities in Brains of Marijuana Smokers and Schizophrenics — drugs are bad m’kay

Filed under: category euthanized,Healthy — Sagacious Himself @ 2:04 am

http://www.rsna.org/rsna/media/pr2005/Ashtari-Marijuana/ashtari.cfm

DTI (like MRI) scans of youth with heavy marijuana use resemble scans
of schizophrenics. the neurotoxins in the drug impair the
language/auditory pathway still under development. those at risk of
schizophrenia are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia after heavy
drug use

Neither frequent use of marijuana nor frequent use of alcohol (to
drunkenness) are appropriate for those in puberty or shortly
thereafter. duh.

December 22, 2006

Iraqi kids learn street English

Filed under: category euthanized,Humor,I am bored — Sagacious Himself @ 4:12 pm

http://www.shoutfile.com/v/98a6G8fN/Iraqi_Kids_Learn_English

wrong.. but funny!

Merry Christmas to my bipolar or schizophrenic friends of bygone days

Filed under: Healthy — Sagacious Himself @ 4:09 pm

(not everyone can tolerate having a few bipolar friends with inklings of schizophrenia.  its not for everyone.  a great deal of patience and charity is required. )

https://i1.wp.com/img84.imageshack.us/img84/1050/psiteenyfk6.gif

Merry Christmas to all

and to all a medicated night

wow… feel the comment love… I have something for you troll

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 4:00 pm

collection of pixels

December 21, 2006

think the way the “free” thinkers want you to think… or be accused or not-thinking for yourself or of conformance

Filed under: category euthanized,Heavy is the burden of being me,moralphobes,moralphobia — Sagacious Himself @ 11:32 pm

mmm liberalism… great stuff!

https://i0.wp.com/img147.imageshack.us/img147/8596/gottolovethosefreethinkvv0.png

( yeah, decide for yourself… as long as its not deciding to pursue faith because then you wouldn’t be thinking the way the “free” thinkers want you to think. )

false dilemma fallacy. God and science aren’t mutually exclusive.
Interpreting a foundations story for an ancient desert tribe literally
gets us nowhere.

Why is there something rather than nothing? Where did the 4 forces come from, natural selection? 🙂

nothing is better than heaven
a ham sandwich is better than nothing
clearly… a ham sandwich is better than heaven

We need more churches.  More would lead to a better outcoume, like an “infinite number” of
monkeys in a room with writing implements. But religion definately
needs more synergy, and openness where all beliefs are just as good as
the next like in those lovely Methodist TV commercials. Thank the
spaghetti monster for liberalism! Contention and strife are an
illusion. Each is obviously entitled to the be sole arbiter of truth.

yes, something is more fit to survive than nothing… that’s why it won the evolutionary race.  Its obvious that order can come from lack of order, and by its own volition, especially without agency.

As all the other science minded people know deep down in their hearts its well within the scope of science to ask why the universe was created.  Science answers all.  It is without limitation.

December 19, 2006

what happens when you don’t understand the word fascism? and have a not-good knowledge of history?

Filed under: BULLSHIT,category euthanized,Gross Politix,Knowledge,Liberalists,Review — Sagacious Himself @ 11:58 pm

you might write an article entitled

what is good about fascism?

that tries to seriously compare the word to the United States

:blink:

December 18, 2006

sweet.. a new engine token

Filed under: category euthanized,Word Coined by Himself — Sagacious Himself @ 10:28 pm

diggetized

apologetics in mp3 format… audiocasting evangelism

Wii controller recall?

Filed under: category euthanized — Sagacious Himself @ 1:55 am

I am amused by the recall of ‘defective’ controllers…. that break when you throw them against a wall

the scale of some stuff in the universe…. mwahahaha

Filed under: All Your Base,category euthanized,Knowledge,Tagtastic — Sagacious Himself @ 12:53 am

phase III: profit

December 16, 2006

Why not to shop at walmart this Christmas season … or any time … until Walmart re-adopts its founder’s Christian values

Would Jesus Shop at Wal-Mart?

Jesus might ‘shop’ at walmart because he ate with sinners, reprobates, and the like.  Jesus loves all including those with honosexual tendancies.  Remember he forgave the whore telling her to go AND sin no more… not hey your cool have a nice day.  Activities not chaste (or otherwise not virtuous) are not to be tolerated… the person is in need of conversion, repentance, forgivness, absolution, and amended behavior.

The question is: should YOU shop at Walmart today?  especially given their new position of donating 5% of proceeds to pro-homosexual-activity (anti-Christian) advocacy groups…  obviously the answer is certainly not!  Just as YOU shouldn’t buy Ben n Jerry ice cream as a large slice of their proceeds are donated to pro-natal-child-slaughter-houses (abotion).

Homosexual activites are sinful (evil) and therefore must NOT be tolerated, nor should one tolerate, encourage, or enable others to do or support likewise.  The same is true for pro-wrong-choice groups (abotion).

please let me help you sell me stuff more effectively

Filed under: category euthanized,CIO,I am bored,Knowledge — Sagacious Himself @ 5:54 pm

what I received for trying (vainly) to fix (for free) a horribly broken marketing department at Lost Enterprises:

[insert free can of lost coupon scan here]

x6

December 14, 2006

self esteem, sports and high sexual activity more important to high school than grades

Filed under: BULLSHIT,category euthanized,Gross Politix,Righteous Rage — Sagacious Himself @ 8:06 pm

Richards said that [the principal’s practice of sending the honor roll to local media]   have
a dark side, creating a competitive culture among students where grades
are compared within groups and argued over with teachers.

Get that parents?  Encouraging your kid to do well is a bad, bad
thing.  They might compete.  They might even meet other kids
who want to be at the top of their class and then they’ll be
striving to make even better grades.  Damn you awful parents for
breeding this kind of behavior!  – TheBitchGirls.us

gotta love those Girls

this table has been trusken

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 12:47 am

one whole rabbit
shaken

backwards empty pie box

my other brother is almost dead

stop.  come back

December 13, 2006

scifi the lost room object hunt level one level two level three

Filed under: category euthanized,I am bored,Tagtastic,TV — Sagacious Himself @ 12:44 am

I’ve completed all three levels.  Easy.  I won’t say how… but I will replicate someone else’s post with the answers to level one…   the day after the contest closes I’ll post my “notes” that solve all three levels.

The Bus Ticket –
Hint: A place to find out about you favorite TV programs both past and future. (TV.com)
Description:
Instantly teleports any person who touches it – or who is touched with
it – to a spot outside Gallup, N.M. The ticket itself remains where it
is unless the teleported person was holding it at the time. Round trips
are not possible.

The Key –
Hint: A place where page six isn’t always page six. (NY Post)
Description:
Opens any door with a pin-tumbler lock and makes it into a portal to
the Motel Room, which seems to exist outside of normal space and, in
turn, allows the user to exit through any door of their choosing,
anywhere in the world.

The Pencil –
Hint: The hottest place for watching other people’s videos, or posting your own. (YouTube)
Description: Creates a 1961 penny when it is tapped against a solid surface.

The Umbrella –
Hint: Find the latest essays, fiction, and cartoons in this big apple magazine. (The New Yorker)
Description:
Creates a mind-altering effect, not in the user, but in others who
observe the user.  It cases them to mistakenly believe that they
know the user, and to look up on them favorably, or at least without
suspicion.

The Scissors –
Hint: Home of all things sci-fi. (The SCI FI Channel)
Description:
Rotates arbitrary things in three-dimensional space. The axis of the
rotation can be either within or without the target. Targeted items can
be of any size or mass.

nah I decided not to show the codes… wait until the day after tomorrow for ALL the codes to ALL three levels 😉

December 12, 2006

GPS in mobile phones only “on” when 911 dialed (in 80s called cell phones) ?

Filed under: All Your Base,BULLSHIT,category euthanized,CIO,GPS — Sagacious Himself @ 2:40 pm

Bovine Feces!  I find the battery in my moto e815 lasts longer when I disable the GPS “feature” in one of the hidden menus.  Now if it was only “on” when I dialed 911, and I haven’t yet dialed 911 from my phone why does the battery last longer with the feature only “on” when 911 is dialed is disabled?

are you ready to receive a speeding ticket courtesy GPS in your mobile phone?

will I have to store my mobile phone in a tiny Faraday jacket until I’m ready to dial?

its almost as creepy as Gmail

(stop refering to mobile phones as cell phones)

December 9, 2006

SPF Setup Wizard

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 7:06 am

http://www.openspf.org/wizard.html

http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/safety/content/technologies/senderid/wizard/default.aspx

https://i1.wp.com/img165.imageshack.us/img165/1157/images5cspfflowem0.jpg

uh oh problems with global warming

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 4:30 am

Since then, evidence disproving “global warming” has been pouring in.

       In January 2002, the
journal Science published the findings of scientists who had been
measuring the vast West Antarctic ice sheet.  Far from melting, it turns out the ice sheet is growing thicker.  The
researchers were Dr. Ian R. Joughin, an engineer at the jet propulsion
laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in
Pasadena, Calif., and Dr. Slawek Tulaczyk, a professor of earth
sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

       About the same time, the
journal Nature published the findings of scientist Peter Doran and his
colleagues at the University of Illinois. Rather than using the U.N.’s
“computer models,” the researchers took actual temperature
readings.  It turned out temperatures in the Antarctic have been
getting slightly colder – not warmer – for the last 30
years.

http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=2890

December 8, 2006

MOZ_NO_REMOTE batch

Filed under: firefox,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 11:26 am

@echo off
set MOZ_NO_REMOTE=1
SET LIBPATHSTRICT=T

start “FirefoxCE2” “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox CE2\firefoxCE2.exe” -p “profile1”
start “Firefox” “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -p “profile2”
set MOZ_NO_REMOTE=0

December 6, 2006

KMS server for Volume License

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 6:43 pm

here a leak, there a leak, everywhere an oops oops

Ctrl-Alt-Delete-Shift

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 6:20 pm
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"EnableQuickReboot"="1"

Circuit City Manufacturer Rebate Escalation Line

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 6:04 pm

1-800-241-1343 or ccrebatehelp@circuitcity.com

“We apologize if you are having trouble with your manufacturer rebates,
and we are here to help you. Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:30pm EST

Please have your Circuit City sales receipt or manufacturer’s rebate
form available when you call us so that we can solve your problem as
quickly as possible.”

Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 2:21 pm

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DE1491AC-0AB6-4990-943D-627E6ADE9FCB&displaylang=en

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/b/2/9b276571-80d5-43ca-806f-d68fca4b4e89/DECCHECKSetup.EXE

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