Sunday, June 15, 2008
"We must think of culture as an organized whole. For instance, a family must have a family culture; a state must have a state culture, and the organized humanity we are painfully trying to build must have an organized human culture."Can this group culture be transmitted to the masses by intellectual means? I do not think so, and I believe that modern states have sorely neglected this aspect of the transmission of culture -- an aspect which was never neglected during the periods of richness and unity of culture, for instance during the great periods of the Church. The Church managed to propagate Catholic culture, group culture, by the only means that are effective in reaching the masses, i.e. through mythology and symbolism. Now in my opinion, however bad mythology and bad symbolism are misused nowadays -- or rather, however, mythology and symbolism are misused nowadays in order to propagate a bad culture (for there can be bad culture) -- we must learn to formulate, or rather to create, myths and symbols in such a way as to propagate this group culture among our peoples."So far as I am concerned, I am convinced that if the League of Nations has so far failed (as it obviously has) to create an international atmosphere of peace and cooperation, it is because the efforts made in this direction have been directed towards intelligence, because the realm of symbols and myths has been abandoned."
If we don't know yet why an apple falls to the ground, how can we understand vastly more complex issues like climate change or the creation of the world?
EU "M.I.T." for climate change
"EU tech institute still has no home
BRUSSELS, Belgium - European Union ministers have failed to agree on the seat of the EU's flagship technology institute, a venture designed to improve the bloc's research and innovation standards.
Hungary's capital, Budapest, EMERGED as a clear front-runner during marathon talks that stretched into the early hours of Friday, but Poland - which had its own city, Wroclaw, in the running - blocked its bid, diplomats said.
A decision on the seat of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology must be made in June because the governing board will be picked by the end of the month.
The institute is designed to rival ventures such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is expected to cost at least $3.7 billion to set up.
It will consist of a small, central governing body in charge of finances and research strategy and a number of so-called "knowledge communities" - research and education centers located around the EU. The governing board will be in charge of signing contracts with the centers and financing them.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said the institute should begin work on themes such as CLIMATE CHANGE, renewable energy and the next generation of information technology by the end of next year."
Rom. 1:19-24 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
While sexually perverse relationships are not the only sin that exists they are one that is spoken about in both Torah and the Newer Covenant:
Isn't this the crux of the issue?
Rom. 1:25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Rom 1:26-27 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
God will give people over, if they refuse to acknowledge Him. Europe is neo-pagan and while the US has a strong presence of Bible-believers, that is degrading quickly. The rise in gaia worship can be linked to the rise in perverse sexuality. It is all a form of neo-paganism. We call it sexual preference, but it's hatred of God and His design for man and woman in marriage. The God of the gay clergy, is not the God of the Bible.
A couple of articles. I'm sure Constance has a lot more info on this subject:
There is a spiritual vacuum in EU where Islam and neo-paganism can flourish. When we remove or undermine the Word of God, it's very easy for vain human wisdom to take over.
After centuries of persecuting true Bible believers, and in our day the open door to Islam where 10%+ of their populations are Muslims, who are not shy about their beliefs, Europe is truly neo-pagan.
By the way, it's not only Solana who has has taken up the Global warming agenda. There are those from the churches now who are doing the same under the guise of stewardship, which I am not against. Where are these people when the pollution of gay marriage is infecting the society?
...and the scientific voices who are saying it's not carbon emissions are being drowned out.
There are probably some other interesting talks on the link.
It seems George Bush may be considering converting to Catholicism.
Constance E. Cumbey
Also, Janet Folger has vital material in her book about things happening in the European Union in general and Sweden in particular.
I agree with you about Janet Folger.
Her article about the importance of the definition of marriage and the implications of gay marriage was a great piece of work. You should repost the link.
Also it's refreshing to hear the word "girl" being used again. I'd get tarred and feathered if I used it though.
Constance, what a huge number of Christian businesses you brought into existence with your groundbreaking research based on their list of articles. And yet, the only link given to you in that huge list of articles was one to a Newswithviews article.
There was quite a lengthy thesis on New Age done by Jobe Martin in 1985 that doesn't mention you at all. How that guy could have have done his research without ever getting to the root of the matter is beyond me. Probably some of the writers of the articles did give you credit and didn't just pretend they did the research themselves from scratch. Others might have needed to research the implications of the commandment on stealing before they did the research on New Age.
You said that you didn't care if you got the credit as long as you got the message out. I decided to post this so others could see the uphill battle you've faced to get accurate information out to the general public.
Get an autobiography written.
How about the Georgia Guidestones - DouginmI
Here's a site regarding the NA author's views of current strengthening of earth's so-called harmonic convergences, and the steamroller effect of all the "ascended consciousnesses" aligning right now! Note, especially, how she says she routinely has gone into an ascended physical/spiritual realm. I wonder how much clout she has in the NA world?
The biggest is the myth that voting is the most important thing a person can do to determine how their government is run.
There is the myth that there are no secrets, that political leaders are all truthful and care for those who elected them.
There is the myth that the elite class is open to all who study hard.
If all are to be equal, the government can make sure no one has more than anyone else. That is except for the elites who need the perks to make like better for the rest of us.
There is the myth that happiness is achieved by sacrificing oneself for others.
There is the myth that there are no differences between cultures, religions, communities, or nations and all have the same needs and goals. The perceived differences are only mistakes made in trying to meet needs and reach goals as determined by the intellectual class who will tell us how to overcome the mistakes made over hundreds of years.
The environment crosses borders, so anything having to do with nature is used as reason for restrictive new laws.
Physical fitness and body perfection is what is to be emulated, and everyone, no matter what the background or intellectual ability is to be judged on what they have personally accomplished. After all, everyone is to do this for the good of the community.
Animals are different formed human life.
Current religious organizations are great community centers but aren't psychologically aware enough to determine what morality is, so they must be made aware of their shortcomings.
The old time religion is really occult paganism which can be a unifying factor between the divisions that have developed in the last few thousand years.
The more one agrees with the above, the more spiritually developed they are.
Anyone who disagrees with the above is a conspiracy nut.
The EU Space Agency has a "cosmic vision"
Read the site carefully. It talks about the origins of the universe and the supposed "big bang"
All of their projects are named after Greek mythology, like "Xeus" or Plato.
They also talk about Darwin and "searching for the origins of life". Of course Europeans just assume that evolution is true.
France has also released its archives about UFOs this year. Wonder if any of this is connect?
They have no translation to my knowledge.
Here's a new satellite system using GPS to manage traffic.
The "control road traffic" but what else will they control as people have the RFID technology in their cars and are tracked?
This satellite is named Artemis after the goddess Diana. You remember from the book of Acts, when it talks about the the local goddess in Ephesus. Some things never change:
“Not only is there danger that this trade of ours fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis be regarded as worthless and that she whom all of Asia and the world worship will even be dethroned from her magnificence.” When they heard this and were filled with rage, they began crying out, saying, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” Acts 19:27-28
There's lots of strange weather all over lately. Could be coincidental....?
I posted on the Artemis satellite a few days ago- see my post on the "war of the saints" post. It was on the second page of the comments section- around post 202 or something.
I think you mistook the ESA’s Envisat Satellite logo for the Earth Flag. The ENVISAT logo is an obvious Eye of Horus symbol as you noted. At least they are being consistent with their symbols (i.e. AOC, etc). And if you haven't done so yet, view EU Parliament buildings from space using Google Earth.
According to that ESA website, the “Earth Flag” will be selected from among 15 entries on Sunday June 17. (Never mind that June 17 is a Tuesday. These folks think they can change dates and times and seasons at will.)
The Envisat Earthnet (Eye of Horus) logo specifically stands for:
“Envisat (Environmental Satellite) is an Earth-observing satellite built by the European Space Agency. It was launched on the 1st March 2002 aboard an Ariane 5 into a Sun synchronous polar orbit at a height of 790 km (±10 km). It orbits the Earth in about 101 minutes with a repeat cycle of 35 days. It is the largest European satellite to date (late 2006), with total mass 8211 kg.”
It is all a part of EARTHNET.
I just wonder if they will use the “I AM” marketing firm for the newly chosen flag design like the "original earth flag" website.
Czech article about how the Lisbon Treaty is "Finished"
Though I think they're wrong. These things never die, just morph.
That's very interesting post. I remember glancing at it but didn't read it carefully and didn't register it.
Thanks for pointing that out.
Very interesting connection to Rev 8:11.
That takes an incredible amount of brass to name your company "I AM" and to have the letters floating in the sky like that. I read a few posts by him and he is a real UN groupie. It's probably great for business.
I've keep hearing about how many tens of millions of calculations modern computers can do per second. We have entire arrays of radio telescopes "listening" to the cosmos. We've had countless movies and TV shows all assuming that eventually we will "make contact". The combination of the supercomputers and telescopes in space has allowed us to scan billions of stars and their environs.
At the very least the planet earth is unique among celestial bodies that we can see.
It has liquid water.
It's teeming with life all over it.
It has thousands and thousands of species and many many more varieties of of those species.
Everything else which we can see is barren and dead.
Space science is good business for scientists and pseudo scientists and government agencies and politicians and fiction writers and dreamers, but where is the planet with even liquid water, much less life?
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
What evolution ?
My mom passed this link on to me, you might be interested.
If these notions of his mentoring grandfather took root in Solana's mindset, as I suspect they did, the Irish might be in for a wild ride!
A country that welcomed him's president said EU troops sided with rebels -- Solana insists his EU troops are COMPLETELY NEUTRAL!
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
And regarding the EU’s smoldering contempt for the Irish “majority”…
"For there is one thing we must never forget, the majority can never replace the man.”
“There must be no majority decisions, but only responsible persons, and the word 'council' must be restored to its original meaning. Surely every man will have advisers by his side, but the decision(s) will be made by one man."
The above quotes are credited to Adolf Hitler.
That said, I am one who believes reading from many sources allows a person to get a clearer perspective on understanding what is happening. It helps to keep the commandment not to bear false witness.
In an attempt to provide a brake on uncritical, rampant conspiracy beliefs it is useful to look at some anti-conspiracy material. Chip Berlet is a leftist who demonizes too easily, but can write intelligently. Here's a website of interest:
A book I recently purchased has a more balanced approach. Although printed by Intervarsity Press which treated Constance's information in a dismissive way, I've not found any critique by her of this book.
Secrets, Plots & Hidden Agendas by Paul T. Coughlin is an easy read showing how the same conspiracy themes are carried by groups that are supposed enemies.
Blacks, feminists, leftist, those on the right, Christians, Jews, militia people, etc. all attack other groups using variations on the same themes. Since the book has been written we can add Europeans, Muslims, Palestinians, etc. to the mix.
The author makes some very telling points, for instance showing that a conglomeration of details do not mean information is being gained. He shows how leaps are made from incomplete information to conclusions. He shows how the same themes are carried and predicted to happen over many years before they do not come to pass.
Very few people see the same conspiracy material from many different sources. New Age is only mentioned in passing and Constance is not named in any way in this book.
My understanding of the dangers of the NA movement are based on many years of serious research. No one should be jumping to major conclusions based on the idea that only they and a few others have become privy to secret information and are wise enough to understand what is going on. This only makes anyone vulnerable to the next supposed sharer of "secret information."
Without surrounding documentation speculative conclusions about details are just that. They may or may not add to a truthful picture and shouldn't be assumed to be conclusive. The WOW factor isn't equivalent to a footnoted reference.
So good to see you back.
Those interested in the Janet Folger article should try this -
Sorcha (unreliable? use your discernment) is saying the flooding in USA and China (India affected also) is caused by HAARP type weapons activated in both countries. If so, will the actions escalate soon?
Will 2008 then fulfill 1Thes 4:17? Some are saying so. See here -
Also, Prince William received the Order of the Garter two days ago.
Within the text of the article you'll see the link about the gay Jewish couple who got married under the huppah. In Jewish thought the huppah represents the enveloping presence of the cloud when God appeared to the children of Israel at Mt Sinai, and He gave them the Torah and they agreed to follow and do all that is written in it.
Homosexual marriage is definitely one of the things that Torah opposes and it's a great concern to see that as Yeshua said, it would be like the days of Lot.
Lev. 18:22 ‘You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
It is probably stating the obvious to say, that all of the legal and religious symbols do not make this act acceptable before God and one day very soon we will not be able to express this without being considered criminals. All I can say is God help our countries, because the day is arriving now.
Next they'll be saying "peace and safety."
Ingrid at Slice of Laodicea has a link to this site:
There is an interesting entry on Todd Bentley and the healings that weren't. There is also a link to a video made by Justin Peters. You have probably already seen it, but I thought I would post it in case you've missed it.
Canadian court overrules father in choice of discipline for 12YO daughter.
This is where the US is headed if we ratify the UNCRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child).
Democrats call for nationalization of oil refineries so that supply can be managed by the govt. That's comforting.
"...the new evangelicals began to ... speak of themselves simply as evangelicals, and the old-style believers as fundamentalists.... All that remained was to give the term fundamentalist an objectionable, negative image, and the new evangelicals would then appear to be mainstream."
Thanks for the B. Kjos article.
It's plausible that neither of these two candidates will even be there in November.
Case in point; the Thursday, June 19, 2008 EU agreement to lift sanctions from Cuba in spite of U.S. criticisms to the effect that "there were no significant signs the communist island was easing a dictatorship."
Gee. Maybe the EU elite thinks that obtaining a lease from Cuba to drill for oil off shore might also be a "neat idea."
"BRUSSELS, Belgium (CNN) -- Members of the European Union decided Thursday to formally lift sanctions on Cuba, a spokeswoman for EU Secretary-General Javier Solana said.
At least one EU nation, Sweden, had wanted to see more evidence of progress before taking the step but agreed to go along with the move.
The United States' trade blockade on Cuba, imposed almost 50 years ago, is not affected by the decision, but National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe expressed disappointment over the move.
Christina Gallach said the decision, made over dinner during the first day of a planned two-day summit in Brussels, Belgium, will be formally confirmed Monday during an EU council meeting.
The diplomatic sanctions, which limited visits to the Communist island by senior EU personnel, were imposed in 2003 after concerns were raised about human rights in Cuba. The sanctions were suspended in 2005, so lifting them now could be considered a symbolic move.
Plans call for the human rights situation to be reviewed next year.
The move was seen as an attempt to encourage Cuban President Raúl Castro, who recently took the reins of power from his ailing brother, Fidel, to make progress on civil rights, officials said.
"We think the Castros need to take a number of steps to improve the human rights conditions for ordinary Cubans before any sanctions are lifted," he said.....
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