Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Value of Religion

Corrupted Religions

  The main problem with religions is that I believe that they are all corrupted in some form or fashion. And I also believe that they have little to no value to mankind as it isn't possible that they reflect God in any way.  If you take any of the writings whether they be the Bible or the Quran, every group or sect will corrupt the meaning of the text; assuming the texts are even accurate.  My experience is with Christianity but I have read the Quran, and I suspect that Islam is just as corrupted as anything else.  What stands out to me is that I don't think God established any of these religions, because I don't think he is that stupid or inconsistent.  We all have to live in the same environment and breath the same air.  We are all subject to the natural laws such as gravity, so that in my view, there can only be one god and there is only one set of laws by which mankind is governed.  I suspect that the commandments that mirror the natural laws are the ones that work well for everyone.  I suspect the reason for the hatred of Islam stems from the bankers who what to put the Middle East under the system of usury and interest.  My guess is that is the real reason Libya and Iraq were both destroyed.  To their credit, Muslims actually understand that usury is a sin and they don't have it in their banking systems.  Usury/interest violate the natural laws.  While most religions have a lot of good things in their teachings, it is my opinion that those good things are used to cover up their evil intentions by creating chaos and discord where none should exist.  A lot of Muslims are masonic freaks too; just like the so-called Christians.  I'm of the opinion that religions sow more discord throughout the world than most anything else.

Religion is like a car that won't start. No matter how many times you turn the key, the thing won't get on the road.  It just sits there in a clump of mind-numbing poppycock.  I've never seen religion that accurately conforms to their own teachings or the alleged "word of God."

I give up on religions as they are not worth the aggravation, but I do believe in God and I think his commandments and the natural laws are the way to improve life--religions do not do that.
Spiritual ideals must always be tested against the commandments which are in harmony with natural law.  It is just too easy to stand up and say the most evil things and then state that God is speaking.  Millions of people have died because of this stupidity.

I have to give credit to Muslims in that their women are more attractive in a lot of ways because they are more modest in their appearance.  I'm not talking about the burka, but in general, they just seem to have a more modest and pleasing in appearance than the western culture of T and A.

What we should be looking at is the conduct of the people in these groups and then match them up with the commandments and the natural law.  If their conduct is good, then maybe they have something good going for them; but it is probably a result and fruit of their good conduct and not the religion.  But unfortunately, my experience with religions is that they are all corrupted.

Getting closer to God?

If there is one thing that fulminates hatred among mankind, then it is religion.  And following a close second it would be bad government. (I've never seen good government.) And many times, one cannot tell the difference between government and religion.  Both government and religion depend upon a set of written rules--which I call scribble--to lay an extremely inconsistent foundation of so-called "laws."  However, it has been my experience that there aren't too many people who can sit down and read that garbage without walking away thinking that the government and the religions are completely insane.  How can one get closer to God with such nonsense. The telltale sign are the gross inconsistencies of the scribble and the actions of the players.  I do not believe that religion is a refuge for the spirit or the soul.  The only refuge that I see would be that of the God who created all of us and his natural law.

The creator

The only refuge I see is the God who created us and his natural law.  Natural law is the only valid law because it can always be confirmed; it cannot be counterfeited like a scribble.  Natural law works extremely well 24/7 and none of us have to guess what it means.

Religious nonsense...

Compare that with religions.  They have holy water, genuflect, kneel down with their butts in the air, have multiple hand signals, jump up and down looking for a spirit of some kind, reading scribbles upon scribbles, lighting themselves on fire, worshiping animals, singing songs, lighting candles, making statutes, a multitude of symbols,  and the nonsense is endless.  To what purpose do these things serve?  Does anyone think God himself, the creator, actually instituted all of these different religions?  Apparently they do otherwise they wouldn't exist.

Evaluating religious groups...

Because my experience is mostly with the "Christian" religion, I have seen so much doctrinal error in every group that it boggles my mind how people can attend these groups.  What I found was an almost complete disregard by pastors for the text of the Bible and what it says.  So where ever the truth lies, it certainly wouldn't be within any religious group that I am aware of because I have examined their doctrines and have found them wanting in consistency.  The way I see it is that there can only be one true way to believe in God and whoever has all of the truth is the one that gets it right.  We are all created in the same way and we are all subject to the same natural law.  This is why I evaluate a religion with their consistency with natural law.  I have found all religions that I have examined wanting in common sense and right reason.  And false religious rituals will create all kinds of problems, so why do them?  So here's what I do when considering a group:
  • Do I think that God would institute such an organization?            Yes or no
  • Does this group consistently follow their own teachings?             Yes or no
  • Am I comfortable in hating another group of people?                   Yes or no
  • Does this organization teach hatred of other men and women?     Yes or no
  • Is this group going to help me be a better man?                             Yes or no
  • Does it teach conformance with the natural law?                           Yes or no
My thinking here is that religions seem to take a lot of the truth about God and then twist it to their own agenda and advantage, thereby making the religious experience worse than not having any of it.
Every time I joined a religious group, nothing but trouble came my way.  Things went wrong, and all kinds of nonsense infected my life.  Once I got a brain, and withdrew from religion, everything got much better and life is now more peaceful.  But I didn't withdraw from the God who created me.  But I have to accept the fact that I don't know everything and that the real learning about God, doesn't accurately come from any book, but it comes from living a good life within the natural law.  That's my experience and that's what I have seen.

Power of Commandments and Natural Law

Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Make Your Own Future

     One of the most daunting decisions young people have to make is trying to figure out what type of career they want to follow and how do they get there.  Back in July of 2012, I posted a book review of Aaron Clarey's Worthless.  I found the book to be quite thought provoking and I wish I had read it 46 years ago when I was floundering in college.  My problem with "higher" education is that the material I was studying was doing absolutely nothing to increase my marketable skills.  I was learning nothing more than the same old useless claptrap: evolution, communism, and socialism.  These are not the type of subject matter that improves a person's skills that can be marketed to businesses.
     And recently, the disgusting wretch of a newspaper The New York Times, now states that the college degree is the new high school diploma that is required to get even the most menial jobs such as a file clerk in an office.  How does a young person justify a $100,000.00 loan for a job that pays $10-$12.00 per hour?  That doesn't make any sense to me and I suspect the reason for this article is to help pump up enrollment at these failed universities and colleges.

If college grads are so smart then.........

If the country is being threatened with an economic collapse, then let's go to the source of the problem.  Since most govtards (government workers, corporations, and political leaders) have college educations, you would think that since they are so smart, the economy would run smoothly and we would have fewer problems.  However, that is not the case because the economic and political system is structurally dysfunctional.  The reason for this is because the economic and political principles taught in universities and colleges don't work.  No matter how many degrees a person has will not help him in making practical decisions that benefit everyone.  He will only make decisions that profit the state and the people who run it.  By the state, I mean the whole collection of govtards, education, and corporate types.  To be a part of the government, one has to be a thug, and this is why communism and socialism are promoted in colleges.  They can't call it Thug University, so they pass off communism and socialism as some kind of enlightened economic principles.  These are then pushed off on the rest of the population with the resulting effect of having a slave state.  But it must be okay because these are smart people, they have degrees.  Yet, their failures are indisputable and the wreckage of these misadventures is self-evident.  And so the New York Times thinks we need more college grads?  Consider the source, the New York Times is a dinosaur of the past.  And I believe that modern "education" is also a failed dinosaur of the past, and that a true education is that of developing ones skills to the best of their ability.

If it doesn't work, let's do it some more!

In order to understand this properly, we have to understand that the whole structure of our system is built upon evil.  As a result, the fruit of the evil tree is evil and it is also stupid.  But you see, that's the whole point of it.  In their minds, it is supposed to be evil and it is supposed to be stupid and the rest of the people are supposed to enjoy the failures.  So, let me ask you young people, are these failures going to be the foundation of your life?  Are you really going to go to college, incur lots of debt for a job you probably wouldn't want regardless of your education?  Are you really wanting to go to college only to come out dumber than you are already? Remember, dumb and stupid is the intent of the school system as it is structured today.  The only exception is if you're actually learning some marketable skills.

The market rules an economy

Regardless of what the govtards say, it is the market that rules an economy.  The government is nothing but an extortion racket with a badge and the air of authority.  If anything, the government ruins good businesses and eliminates competition which is the whole purpose of communism, socialism, or fascism.  The market is the place where people sell their goods or services at hopefully a profit.  Here, I'll give you the only economic lesson you'll ever need:  buy low; sell high.  Of course, you'll need a product or service that people want.  The rest is just style and technique.  Whatever you have to do to get that accomplished, that's what you do to start securing your future career.  There are all kinds of opportunities for young people to make money if they would just use the time they don't spend in school, but rather develop marketable skills that they can sell to other people.

Example of a success

I met some newlyweds (don't see many of those anymore) in town, and they were just getting started putting their lives together and trying to get ahead.  The young man told me that he didn't have much of a formal education but did have some college.  However, he has lots of computer skills in graphics, html, Joomla, web design, and various computer languages.  He spent a lot of time learning these skills for over five years, hanging around people who knew how to do the work.  He came by my place and told me that he had secured a very high paying job from one of the companies that develops software for mobile phones.  This is just one of many instances that I know about where young people can get good jobs without a college degree, but their skills must be relevant to the marketplace.

My suggestion is to take some truthful inventory about your skills and ability. At about 30 years old I looked in the mirror and asked myself : "Do I want to be doing this kind of work for the rest of my life?"  I was a musician at the time, and I couldn't see myself doing that as an old man.  But that didn't bother me so much as I just didn't have the ability nor the desire to be really good.  But I was good at other things, so rather than continue in music, I simply changed careers, and became quite good at sales and marketing.  I had virtually no training in sales and marketing yet I could do it.  So, the idea here is to take inventory of yourself, and then set a realistic course of what you think you can achieve, keeping in mind that if you need any kind of formal training to do that, then a college or university may be needed.

Examine the marketplace

Look at what people and businesses want and then develop the skills to put yourself into a position of either getting a job, or being hired as a consultant or contract labor.  Working for yourself eliminates the dire consequences of being laid off.  In a "bad" economy, self-employed people won't be laying themselves off, but may not make as much money as they had in a "good" economy.  Your skills and ability adjusted to the marketplace is they way you keep your financial future secure.  In examining the marketplace, try to figure out a good fit between your own interests and ability and the careers that are available.  If you do work for a corporation, then make sure you have all the skills necessary to do a great job.

If you plan to work in offices, then it is important to have the skills to do the work.  This is what I would do if I was starting over:
  • Learn to type a 50-75 words per minute
  • Master Microsoft Office, Windows, and related programs
  • Take some speech and communication courses
  • Learn some practical math
  • Master the English language, if you have a second language that's even better as companies will always hire people who can speak several languages.  
  • Develop some sales and marketing skills as you will need them to find some work.  Those skills blend in with the speech and communication courses.
These are just basic skills, but you will be a lot farther along than sitting around feeling sorry for yourself wondering why the world is passing you by.  The skills pay the bills.  If you can't afford formal training, there are a lot of websites and YouTube videos to teach you what you need to know.
And there are a lot of colleges and universities that have YouTube courses which can be taken for credits.  When I want to learn something I look on the websites and then on YouTube.  There, I can get basic information and I can learn from a variety of perspectives.  I like to learn about programming websites, so I find what I need to learn online.  I don't have time to go to a college or university when I can just as easily learn what I need to know on the internet.  Almost every subject matter is covered by someone good online, so there's no need to languish in ignorance.  
Avoiding the menial mindset
There's nothing wrong with holding a menial job.  If it is honest work and it gets the bills paid, then that's what you have to do.  However, use those menial jobs as a stepping-stone to something better.  And I believe that it is the skills that are important and how you develop your own skills to the marketplace, that will make a successful and drama free career.
It is my opinion that a college degree is useful in limited areas, but the problem is that they are expensive for the quality of the education received.  They impart little practical skills that people need and they waste a tremendous amount of time when the student could be developing marketable skills.  I personally could not stand to listen to the crap I was being taught and found the college experience worthless, with a few exceptions.  I really didn't appreciate having my mind twisted into the socialist-evolutionary claptrap that is still being spewed to this day.  My reason for going to college was to learn something useful, not the drivel that I heard in classes. I really felt less intelligent after going to college and I had to leave in order to salvage my mind.  When I need to learn something, then I use other sources rather than formal education, unless I'm learning something technical.  When I wanted to learn to fly an airplane, I went to flight school.  See, that's relevant education.


Walter Allen Thompson has a new book called Natural Law: The True Supreme Law of the Land