Televangelists and True Religion

I got into an online argument the other day. A person posted that atheists, when arguing about religion never have an argument but just make things up. I won’t go over the entire argument but I ended it when his main argument was to call me ignorant, which is what many people do when they feel they are on the losing end.

The actual truth is that the whole argument was moot as gods existence cannot be proved, nor can it be disproved.

The truth is that if that person of religion could show me definite scientific proof that god exists I would accept that, whereas if I show them definite scientific proof that god does not exist he would deny the science. This does not apply to all people of faith as I do know some that would accept the science.

I don’t like labels, they belong on clothing to show size or in grocery stores to show brand names. I do not claim to be an atheist, agnostic, christian or any religion. I just am.

If I live to be eighty or one hundred eighty I will be no more than a small flash of light in the frying pan we call time, and then I will be gone. I don’t mean to sound morbid but that is just the way it is. Time goes on forever but life is but a sliver.

The idea of a god has been around ever since man took his first steps upon the earth and the first worship has been around since man built the first civilizations in Mesopotamia and Mesoamerica.

If a person is religious, I have no problem with that. In all probability that is the way they were brought up or something in there life happened that, in their mind, could only be attributed to god. I will never call them ignorant or naive or any of the other names I have been called because of my non-belief.

Where I do have a problem with religion is when it is used to get rich or to do evil.

In 1987 Televangelist Oral Roberts told his parishiners that unless he got 8 million Dollars within 30 days he would die. His reasoning was to send out “missionary healing teams.” He must have gotten the money because he lived several years after that. Below is a photo of one of the houses Oral Roberts lived in. Not bad for a lowly preacher.

In 2018 televangelist Jesse Duplantis told his “flock” that god wanted them to donate fifty four million dollars for a new private jet so he could carry his ministry around the world.That was the fourth private jet his parishioners bought him. Two things here, he could have reached a world wide flock on TV and the Jesus he says he worships would have been happy riding an ass. And here is a pic of his home.

In October 2016 a far right activist on the Jim Bakker Show (another crooked televangelist)  a right wing activist, Lance Wallnau declared that Trump was sent by god to save America. Do you really think that god would send anyone as corrupt and unfeeling as Trump to do anything? I doubt if Trump has ever seen the inside of a church.
There are many good Christians. Christians who actually go to church and try to follow what they believe is god’s word and the teachings of Jesus. If I use the word Nieve it is not referring to them, rather it is referring to those that follow these people, the televangelist, who are no more than a scam artists

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True story and then some

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When I was 16 years old I went to work for Coos Forest Patrol in Gold Beach Oregon. For three years I was part of a fire suppression crew.

My second year on the crew we had just gotten back from a fairly large grass fire, I got a shower and laid down on my bunk for a much-needed nap.

I hadn’t been asleep long when I felt something warm running into my ear. I opened my eyes and one of the guys was standing over me with his (excuse my language) dick out while another poured warm water in my ear. I only saw the one with his dick out. Thinking he had pissed in my ear I came up swinging. He was on the floor crying and I was “going in for the kill” when somebody grabbed me and explained that it was just warm water and he didn’t really piss in my ear. They acted as if I should apologize. I didn’t, I told him it was a dumb joke and if he tried anything like that again nobody would be able to stop me.

The reason I’m telling this story is this. In Australia, a teen walked up to a senator and physically cracked an egg over his head. I have seen so many posts protecting this kid for doing something that, if a right-winger did that they would be just the opposite.

So what if the guy was a Muslim hater. In America, “An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. It is both a crime and a tort and, therefore, may result in either criminal or civil liability. Generally, the common law definition is the same in criminal and Tort Law. There is, however, an additional Criminal Law category of assault consisting of an attempted but unsuccessful Battery.”

The Senator was caught off guard and therefore he defended himself, much as I did in the story above. It don’t make a difference whether he hit him once or ten times, he was caught off guard and was defending himself, even if it’s a teen. I wouldn’t have stopped until the kid in my story was a bleeding mess on the floor if somebody hadn’t stopped me.

Think if a right-winger had done that to a person condemning Muslims, would you have defended him also and claim it wasn’t an assault but a childish prank and there should be no consequences for his actions.

I will not condemn the actions of the right while condoning the same actions when they are done by the left and you shouldn’t either. We are better than that.







My view On The Candidates

When I was 10 years old I lived with my parents and siblings in a small fishing village in Northern California called Gualala (pronounced walala.) Every week day morning I would take a twenty minute bus ride into Point Arena for school. My fourth grade teacher had an agreement with the bank that allowed us kids to open an account for a quarter. Every Friday she would march the class to the bank to deposit whatever we had into our account. Sometimes it would be a quarter or dime and if the student didn’t have the money, she would give them a dime to deposit. When we got back to class she would have us fill out our bank book for a grade.

The reason I’m telling this is because schools don’t teach this any more. Their curriculum is set by the state or feds. They are allowed no leeway in how they teach or even what they teach.

I’ve been watching this pool of democrats throwing their hat into the ring to run for president and I see a lot of talent, for some year.

They all seem to be channeling Bernie Sanders with the free college and medicare for all and so on. Truthfully I would like those things too but we have to fix what we have first. Free college is no good if we don’t fix our education system.

Did you know that only 26% of people can name the three branches of government and 33% don’t know their rights under the first amendment. It’s no wonder Republicans get away with the things they do, people don’t know their rights are being trampled on. 53% don’t think immigrants in this country are protected by the constitution.

Our education system is in shambles. It was in shambles before Betsy DeVos but she’s made it worse-much worse.

Our infrastructure is in shambles, I don’t hear them talking about that.

All I hear so far is a bunch of promises that they probably won’t be able to keep. I want them to talk about real issues. That would go a long way toward getting my vote.

Vaccinations

How many times have you heard somebody say, “I’m not getting the flu shot because the last time I did I got the worse case of flu I ever had,” Truth is, I remember using that same excuse myself many years ago.

Since then, I have done quite a bit of research and here is what I found out. There is absolutely nothing in the flu shot that can make you sick. According to live science the flu shots take two weeks to take effect and if you come in contact with the flu during that time you may get the flu. Some people have even equated the common cold with the shot. If you get your shot every year you will be protected during that time. If you are an older person and get the flu it can be deadly as your body has a harder time fighting off the virus. I have even heard people say that they weren’t going to get the shot this year because the CDC said that it didn’t cover a certain strain of flu. Trust me, it will still cover other strains of flu and the one it doesn’t cover may not even materialize. My question is, “why would you not want to provide as much protection for your body as possible?”

An anti-vaxxer asked me once, “How could it be a danger to other kids if I don’t vaccinate my child since most children are vaccinated?”

According to the  CDC :  “People at high risk for contracting disease such as infants, who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weaker immune systems, such as some people with cancer and transplant recipients” are all at risk.

There are some diseases thought to be eradicated by vaccine that are now making a comeback (mic.) Measles, mumps and whooping cough have all reemerged, and there are others. If somebody gets sick because a child is not vaccinated, the parents of that child should be held responsible. If a child dies because his/her parents refused to vaccinate that child, that is child abuse at its worst.

The Nurse In Utah, Blood Draws, The 4th Amendment, SCOTUS Decisions And More

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Here is a disclaimer that might be necessary because of people who want to pick at every word I write to falsely accuse me of practicing law or trying to be a lawyer.  What follows regarding the constitution and state rights are things that I learned in my senior year of high school.  My freshman year college political science class and junior college class in business law also play significant roles in what I learned and retained about courts and the law. So there!

Alex Wubbels

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Hurricane Harvey In Texas

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

“Catastrophic flooding is now underway and expected to continue for days.”

via National Weather Service: We’ve never seen rain like this — WTVR.com

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Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey is overburdening resources as authorities in and around Houston scramble to save those trapped by the high waters.

Hopes for an immediate respite from Harvey’s wrath seem unlikely as the National Weather Service calls the flooding “unprecedented” and warns things may become more dire if a record-breaking 50 inches of rain falls on parts of Texas in coming days.

The rainfall threatens to exacerbate an already dangerous situation, as Harvey’s rains have left many east Texas rivers and bayous swollen to their banks or beyond.

“The breadth and intensity of this rainfall are beyond anything experienced before,” the weather service said. “Catastrophic flooding is now underway and expected to continue for days.”

The storm killed two people in Texas…

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