Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nationalism as (replaces) Religion

Nationalism has given shape decisively to the modern world, because its popularity in part stems from the way in which assembling peoples into states has helped with the process of industrialization and modern bureaucratic organization…

…there are rituals of nationhood: speaking of the language itself; the national anthem; the flying and perhaps the saluting of the flag; republic and memorial days, and other such festivals and holidays; the appearance of the Head of State at solemn occasions; military march-pasts; and so on. It is usual for citizens to make secular pilgrimages to the nation’s capital and other significant spots… Memorials to the nation’s dead are of special significance, and often religious language is used…

…History is the narrative which helps to create in the young and in citizens at large a sense of identity, of belonging, of group solidarity.

Of doctrines…nations appeal to principles animating from modern state, such as the need for democracy… Or it may hark back to the teachings of its ancestral religion, and so represent itself as guarding the truth…

…Young people are expected to be loyal people, tax payers, willing to fight if necessary for the country, law-abiding, and hopefully good family people (supplying thus the nation with its people). There is of course a blend between ethical values in general and the particular obligations to one’s own kith and kin, one’s fellow nationals.

…There are the public schools, with the teachers imparting the treasured knowledge and rules of the nation. Even games come to play and institutional role; loyalty is expressed through the Olympics and various other contests…a secular ideology blends with loyalty to one’s nation, and those who do not subscribe to it are treated as disloyal.

...In all these ways, then, the nation today is like religion…

[Today people die for their nation like people use to die for their religion.]

It is, then, reasonable to treat modern nationalism in the same terms as religion. It represents a set of values often allied with a kind of modernism, which is natural to the thinking of many of our contemporaries, and which stresses certain essentially modern concerns: the importance of economic development; the merits of technology; the wonders of science; the importance of either socialism or capitalism, or some mixture, in the process of modernization…

The World’s Religions (Second Edition) – Cambridge University Press [pages 22-25]

[People seek modern medical programs as they once sought religious miracles]

Saturday, May 16, 2009

An e-commerce barcode 'tattoo'

By Jon E. Dougherty

A patent has been issued for a technique enabling an invisible tattoo to be placed under the skin of a consumer purchasing goods and services online, according to a report published by computer giant Compaq.

The patented procedure, titled, "Method For Verifying Human Identity During Electronic Sale Transactions," was developed by Houston inventor Thomas W. Heeter. His patent -- bearing U.S. Patent No. 5,878,155 and granted in March, 1999 -- "describes how people can be identified for eCommerce transactions by invisible barcodes tattooed on their skin." The patent identifies invisible tattoo ink that is currently available commercially, according to the Compaq report.

According to Heeter's abstract, "a barcode or a design is tattooed on an individual. Before the sales transaction can be consummated, the tattoo is scanned with a scanner."

"Characteristics about the scanned tattoo are compared to characteristics about other tattoos stored on a computer database in order to verify the identity of the buyer," the abstract says. "Once verified, the seller may be authorized to debit the buyer's electronic bank account in order to consummate the transaction. The seller's electronic bank account may be similarly updated."

Heeter could not be reached for comment. But his research comes on the heels of other so-called biotechnology that has been widely criticized by industry officials and private organizations, claiming such innovations -- which ultimately must be stored on a central computer system -- are too easily abused and exploited.

One industry source, speaking with WorldNetDaily on the condition of anonymity, said Heeter's technology would be difficult to apply to e-commerce.

"Personally, I don't see what advantages an invisible tattoo would bring," the source said. "The PC or other Internet access device would still require a device to 'read' the tattoo. It is no different than having to swipe a credit card over a PC -- no anonymity, and the information is available to any hacker."

Yet, with Internet e-commerce figures spiraling upward, and the European market expected to surpass the U.S. online community in a couple of years, potential sales online have been projected to reach nearly $1 trillion by 2003. However, according to some critics of the barcode technology, one sure way to stifle the growth of Internet sales is to require people to be tattooed with a barcode.

The latest innovations in the field of implantable barcode technology, first reported by WorldNetDaily in July, indicate a growing trend among governmental and business leaders to track commerce -- if not the actual buying habits and movement of persons on a global scale.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

easing tax-filing day

Today Obama declared he would ease tax-filing day, and make "a simpler tax code that rewards work and the pursuit of the American dream." But the American dream is prideful, self-centered and egotistical. What vanity. If he wants to make things simpler it might not hurt to return to the time when there was no United States personal income tax at all. But that, no doubt, is too simple for him to figure out. That though is no excuse for him. I hope he makes a good repentance from the road he is on before it is too late.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

About Obama’s Economy Remarks On 4-14-09

Today the USA president, Obama, has pitched his plan for a “new industry and commerce” as well as “reformed” health care and let us not forget his “new energy” plan that will light the world. We should understand all of this as a devilish and wicked impostor of life in a zombie world. This the president wants us to be “proud” of.

Nobody should be prideful of such satanic schemes as the USA continues to put forth. One of the many copouts he gives is that “No one really knew” the value of assets. We ought not accept that lame excuse, even children can understand how over valued and over inflated our economic system is.

The crooked bankers have created this mess by their credit for interest. Usury is forbidden by God, they reap what they sow. The solution of Bush and Obama is more of the same, to barrow more on interest and give it to these law breaking bankers. Obama is doing this, he says, because only banks are allowed to loan “eight or ten dollars” for every one dollar they have. This is really a nightmare of the worst proportions. How is this not over valuing?

This is setting up more risk during a time when people have lost much of what they already had. The plan is doomed to fail. They can only play with fake money for so long before people are going to get tired of it and quit altogether.

Obama wants to “first do no harm” but the truth is that everything he is suggesting is harmful and deadly to say the least. He wants a 21st century auto industry which is entirely toxic and poisonous in ways people should realize but do not. He speaks of “clean energy” which is oxymoronic as nitrogen, even wind and solar power require polluting petroleum to be produced, transported and maintained. The president is truly forgetting about all the consequences to his most terrible actions. There is no such thing as clean modern technology and his ideas of renewable energy are misleading at best. Putting a cap on pollution does not solve the current crimes. There is a lot more to it than what is suggested.

So, to top it all off, Obama admitted, that while at the G20 meetings the other week that everyone agreed to triple the lending capacity of the International Money Fund. How hopeless can they get??? It is exactly this kind of mentality which has created the money system the world has operated under for the last several centuries and is proven to be a sham over and over. They are not coming to their senses.

Obama judges the success of his nation by the ability of other nations to “buy what we sell” which sounds very much like the mark of the beast where nobody can buy and sell anything without it. All of this is to assist the credit with interest system that is set so firmly in place by our antichrist-like rulers.

The president has already begun an “education system to prepare workers for a new age” and this includes starting indoctrination with three year olds. Also all civilians must support the military, right down to teaching children warfare tactics.

Health care is more dangerous than people are willing to admit. Most people admit that modern medicine has side effects but they falsely think the benefits outweigh the harm. They are not saying everything they know and there is more to it than even this. We should have the attitude that God gives, God takes away. But that is not the idea behind modern medical practices. The poisons that come from the medical field are not well counted. It is a lie and God will destroy those who destroy the earth. The whole idea of privacy is really a joke too, for what is done in secret will be shouted from the roof tops.

One of the most preposterous ideas which is being put forth is the idea of prosperity. This is the sin of pride, which the devil fell by. Let us not fall into the same trap where we being to accept the delusion that says we must increase or temporary living conditions. This is not what life is about in the first place. If we give our life away we will find it, this is the good news.

All these things the president thinks we all need, but the truth is that the human race lived for ages without any of them. So we do not need what he is saying we need. His tax laws will never be “fair and balanced” as he claims.

Obama thinks the deficit is not going up, but last March was the worst March deficit, so he is not saying the truth there either. At every turn there is deception and falling deeper into the dark pit. His recovery will take a decade, which is time we likely will not even have at this rate. The government now has new evil air weapons that are not as expensive, so he can speak misguidedly of lower defense costs.

When are we ever going to start regretting and return to godly practices, entirely forsaking all forms of petroleum use and impostor monies and the usurping medical practices which do more harm than good? The buck stops here as some people like to say. So where are all of us with this? I hope we are all ready to walk away from it, my efforts are towards this end, total separation from all these things. At least to the extent possible, we all ought to search how far away we all can really go. We might be surprised where we can make it to if we put our minds to it. Forsake this generation and look to do only what is right, it is the only way. Flee to the mountains, bring nothing of this world with you and do not look back.

Here is a transcript of this speech he gave today

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Acts of the Holy Apostle Andrew

Do not stir up the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ into seditious and devilish uproar. For my Lord, when He was betrayed, endured it with all patience; He did not strive, He did not cry out, nor in the streets did any one hear Him crying out. Matthew 12:19 Therefore do ye also keep silence, quietness, and peace; and hinder not my martyrdom, but rather get yourselves also ready beforehand as athletes to the Lord, in order that you may overcome threatenings by a soul that has no fear of man, and that you may get the better of injuries through the endurance of the body. For this temporary fall is not to be feared; but that should be feared which has no end. The fear of men, then, is like smoke which, while it is raised and gathered together, disappears. And those torments ought to be feared which never have an end. For these torments, which happen to be somewhat light, any one can bear; but if they are heavy, they soon destroy life. But those torments are everlasting, where there are daily weepings, and mournings, and lamentations, and never-ending torture, to which the proconsul Ægeates is not afraid to go. Be therefore rather prepared for this, that through temporary afflictions ye may attain to everlasting rest, and may flourish for ever, and reign with Christ.

Monday, February 23, 2009

NOT A Saint


President Barack Obama paused as he speaks at the close of the Fiscal Responsibility Summit, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in the Old Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In recent centuries people have attempted to suggest that modern world government leaders are saints. Nothing could be further from the truth. All modern governments mix themselves with the rest of this world, which is defilement. No nation today is guiltless when it comes to allowing the poisoning of our world with deadly petroleum products. They also all associate one way or the other with the terrible lie of the Fiat Monetary System which is nothing less than fake money. The list is endless with regard to the devilish practices of the modern political leaders of this world. Rest assured that no leader of any modern world government is a saint, even though they make them out to look as one. This image is White House Propaganda, created by its media outlet, which is an abomination to the truth.