Jesus Christ

1. Conceived out of wedlock.
2. Born in a stable with unsanitary conditions created by sheep, goats, poultry and asses.
3. His parents had to flee the country because a ruler sought to kill him.
4. Lived in one of the poorest cities on Earth.
5. Started his ministry at 30 after he had provided for his brothers until they could provide for themselves.
6. Never had more than one change of clothes.
7. Surrounded by men & women had who deviated from Jewish law.
8. Never wrote one word of literature.
9. Never traveled more than 200 miles from home.
10. Never had funds for shelter, food & other items for traveling.
11. His finest hour, he rode a young ass down a street filled with date palms.
12. Falsely accused of a corruption.
13. Forsaken by his followers at his greatest hour of need.
14. Died at the hands of others by the most horrendous method man can inflict upon man.
15. Died between two thives.

Jesus Christ ministered to those people that had deviated far from the prescribed Jewish life. They had no problem with the message “Pick up your cross and follow me.” This avoided the intolerance of Jewish Law. It created love & tolerance for all. Service to our fellow man with humility is the basis for living. His message did not proclaim social change, but it created a climate for those living upon self-will to find a life free of fear.

About 1.3 billion people call Jesus Christ God. This begtes one of the Great Paradoxes in theology. A person 100% man and at the same time 100% God. Many of the 1.3 billion people depend desperately upon other persons to describe and define this paradox. About 30 minutes or so after Jesus Christ drew his last breath, his followers got together and said we must put someone in charge. This tradition has never stopped. The irony of this practice is a man flying the globe in a Boeing 747 is taking care of a religion based upon the teaching of a man that in his finest hour rode a young ass down a street filled with date palms. Most of the 800 MM that proclaim this individual as their spiritual leader have not given thought to the care intrusted in him, but only of his earthly powers.

Most people that have been given this illusory power use it as wisely as human frailty allows. When driven by followers that seek worldly power and self-will is interpreted as God’s will, then hell on earth begins and anything the human mind can imagine comes from God. In my lifetime we have had James Jones, David Koresh, The Move Group and Charles Manson. In the past, we have John Brown, Tomas de Torquemada, and Pope Gregory IX. This list can go for many pages, but common sense says to stop.

Today we have among us the political activist groups that wish to bring forth social change in the name of Jesus Christ. A power-driven group looking for some way to rub raw the sores of public descent. This is obscene and sacrilegious. To put Jesus Christ’s name upon something so servile as a political format is crude and vulgar. Christ said, “My Kingdom is not of this World,” but by damn we are going to make it that way if we have to redo every law in the USA. When we interject Spiritual Principles into political process, we confuse the tenets of these Principles. The power-driven pounce upon this confusion to pronounce their acts to correct social disorder as coming from The Highest Source, when in fact they lay groundwork for discord. The Spiritual Principles provide foundations for Peace.

These people are very sparing with the truth. It would be nice if the press and their followers would hold these folks to the truth. One of those is, and I quote, “Today one-half of all marriages will end in divorce.” This is an old oral trick that uses two sets of statistics to arrive at an unrelated conclusion. The facts from statistics are each year we have about 48 divorces and about 102 marriages per 10,000. What these folks forget to tell you is Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, and et al mops up most of the divorces, while 80% of us die without going to the divorce court.

Today, on one of the radio talks shows the guest stated, “our productivity was down 80% since prayer was outlawed.” This is the most outrageous statement that has ever come down the pike. Prayer has never been outlawed in the USA. The statement “prayer has been outlawed” is not a religious or spiritual thought, it is a political statement. The loss of productivity is the most baffling statement since Dewey was announced as the winner of the 1948 presidential election. Sounds like talk without thought.

Some days ago, I was watching Posner/Donahue. They had the Condom Cops out in force. One man claimed to represent the Catholic Family Group. This man was spewing out all the virtues of family living and how the distribution of condoms would destroy this lifestyle. The two ironic facts about this are the Catholic Church requires their priests to remain single and take vows of celibacy. From information I have heard, 50% of these priests in the USA are breaking those vows, 10% are homosexual, and many are pedophiles. Seems like this group has good control of the family situation. Secondly, how in the world can a person that is trying to follow the teachings of a man born in a stable get nervous about a condom and its use or misuse?

I have lived in this country for more than 1/2 century, another country for 10 months. I love my country because it withstands the onslaughts of a Civil War, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and other scandals. Crooks, reprobates and other despots are elected to serve this great country are held in check by the principles I hold so dearly. The people I have been talking about would destroy these principles. Nothing would be held in check to govern us. The faith we all hold so dearly would be dished out on a platter by some David Koresh or James Jones that we propelled into power.

I would much rather be governed by an undeclared crook held in check by our Constitution than by a man proclaiming to be the right hand of God without those checks. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Written in mid 1990s by weirdharold
Author: harold

Stories from Kentucky

The owner of a golf course in Kentucky was confused about paying an
invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.

He called her into his office and said, “You graduated from the
University of Kentucky and I need some help. If I were to give you $20,000,
minus 14%, how much would you take off?”

The secretary thought a moment, then replied, “Everything but my
earrings.” ================

A group of Kentucky friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos
for the day. That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under
the weight of an eight-point buck.

“Where’s Bubba?” the others ask ed.

“Bubba had a stroke of some kind. He’s a couple of miles back up the
trail,” the successful hunter replied.

“You left Bubba laying out there and carried the deer back?” they
inquired.

“A tough call,” nodded the hunter. “But I figured no one is going to
steal Bubba!”

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Regarding the year 2000, a senior at U of K was overheard saying,
“when the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Kentucky.” When asked why,
he stated that everything happens here 20 years later than the rest of the
civilized world.

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The young Kentuckian came running into the store and said to his
buddy, “Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!”

Bubba replied, “Did you see who it was?”

The young Kentuckian answered, “I couldn’t tell, but I got the
license number.”

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NEWS FLASH! – Lexington, KY —– Kentucky’s worst air disaster o
ccurred when a small two-seater Cessna 150 plane, piloted by two University
of Kentucky students, crashed into a cemetery earlier today in Lexington.

Kentucky search and rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far
and expect the number to climb as digging continues into the evening. The
pilot and copilot survived and are helping in the recovery efforts.

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A Kentucky State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-71. The trooper
asked, “Got any ID?”

Bubba replied, “Bout whut? Subbmitted by classmate via e-mail
Author: harold

Daily Muslin Wisdom

When Moses conversed with God, he asked, “Lord, where shall I seek You?”

God answered, “Among the brokenhearted.”

Moses continued, “But, Lord, no heart could be more despairing than mine.”

And God replied, “Then I am where you are.”
-Abu’l-Fayd al-Misri, “The Kashf al-Mahjub”

From “The Bounty of Allah,” translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.
Author: harold

Weirdharold Personal Life

The Social Security Act of 1935, By 1935, the Great Depression had been going on for six years. Millions were unemployed, and few jobs were available. As part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, the federal government created jobs for the unemployed. However, the elderly could not work, and many were living in poverty. Frances Perkins, the first female presidential Cabinet member, was charged with developing an “old-age” insurance program. The result was the Social Security Act of 1935, designed to provide elderly retired workers with pensions. At first, Social Security deductions were considered “contributions,” not taxes. The program appeared to be self-funded because only those who contributed would receive credits toward retirement benefits. However, far too many people needed help, so the program was expanded to include the families and survivors of retired and disabled workers, the unemployed, and federal workers.The above text is from some where on the IRS or SS web site that seems to be self explanatory. The reason I put this statement up, is the fact that I am on disability from this program. I have heard many people say to me the money I was receiving was their money. I have never been insulted in all my life.

I will explain: 1957 I was 16 years of age living with my parents on a small tobacco farm in Kentucky. My father thought that some of the earning from the farm should be mine. I should pay federal, state & FICA taxes, although he could have claimed all the income for as his and most likely his Social Security benefits may have been higher. From 1969 to 1989 I paid FICA on the full amount of income allowed. During that time I paid about $22,000 In FICA taxes and about $95,000 in Federal Income taxes.

Now, 1960 it has been determine that I was affected by a brain disease that took on two forms. One alcoholism, the other manic depressive disorder. I sought all types of aid in the medical professional while drinking to a point that even I knew it was not normal. 1975 I stopped drinking & with the help of others and got my alcoholism under control. I continued to work at a very hard pace and had good earning as stated above. I entered some higher stress jobs and found myself being hospitalize in October 1982, 1983, 1985 for my manic depressive illness. However it was not until May of 1986 the a Dr. diagnosed me as Bipolar II. and started treatment that gave me much relief from this illness i have had for 26 years.

Although the relief from the Manic Depressive disorder did not translate into a better employee in the workplace. I later found myself losing 5 jobs over the next 7.5 years. Trying to get children through school, finding employment moving many times going abroad. I found myself bankrupt, this after spending, all 401K, IRAs, home equity, cash in insurance over extending credit card credit. I moved my wife, 12 & 15 year old sons to Tupelo Mississippi with our household furniture and a four year old van with 4 payment reclaimed from bankruptcy. My wife and I worked the next seven month at a company the I was fired for my performance or the lake thereof. I soon found out that no one was going to employ me at the salary I was excepting. I applied for Social Security Disability Benefits early 1994 and was informed in May that I was a considered unable to work in a competitive workplace.

I still remember the depression that fell upon me as I read those words. A wife, 2 sons, 12 and 15 years old living on less that one half what I had been receiving the past few years. I was determined go forward. I assumed as many of the household chores as I could so my wife could work outside the home and be necessary to come and add to her work day. I looked for scholarship and grants for my 15 year old to go to college.

My anger is now directed to those who say my disability is their money. I was forced to pay for an insurance. I stepped up to the plate early in life and continued working far beyond what I call fair. Now my benefits are someone else’s money. Bullshit
Author: harold

THE DANGERS OF SWITCHING JOBS

A passenger in a taxi tapped the driver on the
shoulder to ask him something. The driver screamed,
lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up
over the curb and stopped just inches from a large
plate glass window.

For a few moments everything was silent in the cab,
then the driver said, “Please, don’t ever do that
again. You scared the daylights out of me.”

The passenger, who was also frightened, apologized
and said he didn’t realize that a tap on the shoulder
could frighten him so much.

To which the driver replied, “I’m sorry, it’s really
not your fault at all. Today is my first day driving a
cab. I have been driving a hearse for the last 25
years.” Submitted via e-mail by member
Author: harold

Bush Plans Tax Code Overhaul

Ok here we go let the rich use our assets but never let them pay for it. I wish those who voted for PIP would read the Bible, espically the word od Jesus Christ

Luke Chapter 20

46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in
the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
47 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers:

The End of the Religion and The Law as to the First Amendment

Just better to develop a personal realationship with God. Stop depending on others that do not have your spitiual health in mind
Author: harold

Melancholy is great today

Melancholy may not be the right word. The word may be mood destabilization. Trying to stabilize my mood is quite a chore. The method has not been defined:

#1 I must know I am not stabilized

2. Check doctors for medicines to get stabilized

3. Trust your doctors or get another: Hard for someone with paranoia

4 Side effect to the drugs or no reaction

5 Side effects is better just grit teeth and go on.

6. Back for more adjustment.

7 Repeat #4

8. Now all the time I am dealing with disrupted appetite, unprovoked anger, self pity, low self esteem, wonderment of my relationship with others , while confusing me and others while trying to be humble and useful.

9. If #1 is not clued in I can go on for days, weeks or months unchecked. Very unsettled for many.Any ideas from any of you sane folks out thereWeirdharold own words
Author: harold

USS Curts Offloads Largest Drug Seizure in History

Follow the scientific figures in 2000 census we had 209,128,094 adults in USA, I was told in 1975, a scholarly man relayed to me that 67% use alcohol and/or drugs. That means today 138,418,729 adults using alcohol and/or drugs. One user from 8.67 that uses will become addicted. That means we have 16,080,592 addicted folks out there in the good old USA. I have never heard anyone challenge these theories. When we talk about other illnesses in this country we speak in these terms.

Will this change the above numbers
Author: harold

Melancholy is too great too write today

I promised a story to the Family but have been too depressed to talk of such things

1. My first memory of family values were that of a night, my mother was staying with many friends staying with man whose wife was died and was laying in wait. This was was the practice of the day. Along about bedtime a hail storm came and fell upon on the tin ruff in the house we were living. The noise was so deafening my two sister came to the bed with my father and me. Two values must be noted my mother leaving her family to help her friends in time of need. My father’s fearlessness in the eye of a storm was so reassuring. 2. My uncle was dying of a horrifying cancer. I was nine years old. I had leaned he was enjoying smoking cigarettes but needed, because of the cancer, a plastic holder for the cigarettes. I found one in Munfordville and got my mother to buy it to give to my uncle. When it came time for me to pass it on. The cancer had partially covered his eyes and he had to strain to see. He wiped away the tears many times to see what I had given him. I will never forget this. I hope. The gift did not compare to the relationship.Here are a couple of short notes that I have prepared
Author: harold