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Israel,Witches, Bibles, WiFi and donkeys. This world keeps on getting stranger and stranger. Holy Ground and Apps.
Palms do not belong in this desert, but yet it is known for them.
Connectivity to What? Sure seems like more of an addiction than a need. Truly "Social Networking" is neither.
Life is certainly strange. You really do not need go beyond this headline to get the absurdity of the idea. I could see, some type of travel writer journalist maybe needing this, but that I question. Because if they were busy in the park they would not be enjoying and examining it to the full and so their writing would stink. Besides this is a “Biblical” park, cell phones at church are bad enough. http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-biblical-park-outfits-donkeys-wi-fi-133054902--finance.html Really look at the picture,,,, on a donkey, as a tourist, in a foreign land, filled with amazing history and spiritualism, and you are on a Computer -- that is some serious sick.
I know there is historical support, or is that hysterical support?
Now if you believe in one God and Jesus Christ you most assuredly need to put all your faith in that belief. Obviously the rule would be to study other cultures and faith for a more complete understanding. But the witchcraft in this article is to shield the Christians from the bullets of the oppressors. I guess we all do that to some degree with the false God of money. Maybe this article reminds us not to do that.
So we call it witchcraft but it is benevolent. And it is for the good of others and it is in love.What if they just called it something else. What if they just changed around a few names. They could make it just like a church prayer. Would it still be witchcraft? Or do they already mean it not to be witchcraft and that is just a name someone put on it that stuck?
I sure am glad I do not have to judge that one. But it is interesting.
I have enough on my plate just judging what socks go with my pants and shoes so as not to look silly.
I have always loved this laughing Buddha
Take the Plank out of your own eye, then help your neighbor with their speck.
It seems to me that we all ought to shake our heads at such anomalies, or are they common. Oxymoronic may be more the rule than the exception. And I think that it follows we should look a these kind of actions as hypocrisy. And not become hypocritical ourselves by judging them too harshly.
You cannot simply, as I do, pass judgment from afar or in mass. We must look for some kind of understanding that only comes from looking into the hearts of those we would judge. Perhaps we can learn more of ourselves by studying the actions of others and comparing what we do to what they do, rather than condemning it.
Wait a moment. That does not mean I do not judge.
Peace, love and dope are all dandy, but you must stand for something, or fall for anything. It is important that we decide what is right for us. A scripture can speak of a rule. A man can live by that rule or not. But he should decide. Yes he can change his mind. But there must be initial principles and a basis in order for there to be direction in life.
There is a wonderful sweet gal. I insisted that she have a plan after graduating from a great university. She agreed and set to figure one out. We walked down a beautiful beach together and she laid it out for me. She was serious. Her plan was: "To make no plans". And she does not, except for day to day stuff.
However her plan is morphing now. Because she is finding out what she likes in life. So now she is starting to plan to remain that way. She must be careful to keep adjusting that plan Or she will wake up in twenty years and realize she does not like tomatoes any more, and hasn't for 15 years.