It's amazing what people will do when their hearts are not totally committed to the King, High Priest, and Prophet - Jesus Christ.
I had a Calvinist ("Sovereign Grace") fella ask me if I had notified big bully of whatever it was in which we were speaking, and I told him no and that I wasn't going to. His response to me, with his eyes WIDE OPEN, was this: "DUDE, YOU HAVE TO!!!"
"The legal trade, in short, is nothing but a high-class racket...
"Furthermore, the lawyers â€“ or at least 99 44/100 per cent of them â€“ are not even aware that they are indulging in a racket, and would be shocked at the very mention of the idea. Once bitten by the legal bug, they lose all sense of perspective about what they are doing and how they are doing it. Like the medicine men of tribal times and the priests of the Middle Ages they actually believe in their own nonsense. This fact, of course, makes their racket all the more insidious. Consecrated fanatics are always more dangerous than conscious villains. And lawyers are fanatics indeed about the sacredness of the word-magic they call The Law."
"Critical judgement disappears altogether, for in no way can there ever be collective critical judgementâ€¦ The individual can no longer judge for himself because he inescapably relates his thoughts to the entire complex of values and prejudices established by propaganda. With regard to political situations, he is given ready-made value judgments invested with the power of truth byâ€¦ the word of experts.
"The individual has no chance to exercise his judgement either on principal questions or on their implication; this leads to the atrophy of a faculty not comfortably exercised under [the best of] conditionsâ€¦ Once personal judgment and critical faculties have disappeared or have atrophied, they will not simply reappear when propaganda is suppressedâ€¦years of intellectual and spiritual education would be needed to restore such facilities. The propagandee, if deprived of one propaganda, will immediately adopt another, this will spare him the agony of finding himself vis a vis some event without a ready-made opinion."
[URL=http://www.amazon.com/Propaganda-formation-attitudes-Jacques-Ellul/dp/B0006BM3CG]]]Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes[/URL]
"Propaganda is always 'juicier' and 'more exciting' than truth."
Exactly! Successful propaganda instills the belief that one is not propagandized.
"In fact, the need for propaganda on the part of the â€śpropagandeeâ€ť is one of the most powerful elements of Ellulâ€™s thesis. Cast out of the disintegrating microgroups of the past, such as [extended] family, church, or village, the individual is plunged into mass society and thrown back upon his own inadequate resources, his isolation, his loneliness, his ineffectuality. Propaganda then hands him in veritable abundance what he needs: a raison dâ€™etre, personal involvement and participation in important events, an outlet and excuse for some of his more doubtful impulses, righteousnessâ€“all factitious, to be sure, all more or less spurious; but he drinks it all in and asks for more. Without this intense collaboration by the propagandee the propagandist would be helpless."
Could someone help me out and give me a good explanation of what a conspiracy theory is?
Reading this book below may just enlighten some of you as to why you believe what you believe.
[URL=http://www.swaraj.org/shikshantar/propaganda.htm]]]Propaganda: The Formation of Menâ€™s Attitudes[/URL]
[URL=http://www.amazon.com/Centuries-Childhood-Social-History-Family/dp/0394702867/ref=pd_sim_b_2]]]Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family[/URL]
[URL=http://www.amazon.com/History-Childhood-Master-Work/dp/1568215517/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222486850&sr=1-2]]]The History of Childhood[/URL]
[URL=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0674019989/ref=s9k2a_c5_at2-rfc_g1-3215_g1-3102_g2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=1P2FKFAJD129P391BQWD&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=292859101&pf_rd_i=507846]]]Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood[/URL]
[URL=http://www.amazon.com/Selling-Work-Ethic-Puritan-Corporate/dp/1856498859/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222486314&sr=8-16]]]Selling the Work Ethic[/URL]
[URL=http://www.ditext.com/us/us.html]]]Has Slavery Been Banned?[/URL]
[URL=http://www.bigeye.com/enemy.htm]]]Our Enemy, the State[/URL]
"My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope."
You are doing a fine job Tony. Too bad you got assigned to "forum" duty (along with John Yurich) rather than the more higher-level congress duties. Perhaps your commanding Jesuit Superior is trying and refining you.?
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
And a factual truth is also written in the holy scriptures, that...the devils also believe, and tremble.
"& Destroy us![My name is Legion: for we are many.]"
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Not a problem John. I trust organic would be fine, but as for the carrots, would you prefer baby or original? I've heard the baby ones are rejects that are processed and reformed to make them nice and cute and smooth.
Excellent John! I was thinking we could start Holywean as well. This would be way different from what is known as "Halloween" in that the "wean" is actually the reason for the season of celebrating when Jesus had been weaned from his mother - though we would make yearly festivity on October 31st.
Instead of costumes the day would be a food feast (meat as opposed to milk) symbolizing the transition. There's even scripture to support it: "And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned."
And if those "legalists" object, then there's: "One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks."