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  1. The original Heathens! Topic was lost in the last software upgrade.
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    Heathens! 2

    My friends send them to me. I call this one, "Jesus! What time is it!?"
  3. The lectionary is a collection of important Bible verses. They are arranged one per Sunday in a three year rotating cycle. Many pastors use this use this as inspiration for their sermons. This way people are exposed to a well-rounded subsample from Scripture. For this week: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 13:1 Let mutual love continue. 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. 13:3 Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. 13:4 Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you." 13:6 So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?" 13:7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 13:15 Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. 13:16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
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    This Week's Lectionary

    June 3, 2018 Mark 2:23-3:6 The Message (MSG) 23-24 One Sabbath day he was walking through a field of ripe grain. As his disciples made a path, they pulled off heads of grain. The Pharisees told on them to Jesus: “Look, your disciples are breaking Sabbath rules!” 25-28 Jesus said, “Really? Haven’t you ever read what David did when he was hungry, along with those who were with him? How he entered the sanctuary and ate fresh bread off the altar, with the Chief Priest Abiathar right there watching—holy bread that no one but priests were allowed to eat—and handed it out to his companions?” Then Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made to serve us; we weren’t made to serve the Sabbath. The Son of Man is no lackey to the Sabbath. He’s in charge!” Doing Good on the Sabbath 3 1-3 Then he went back in the meeting place where he found a man with a crippled hand. The Pharisees had their eyes on Jesus to see if he would heal him, hoping to catch him in a Sabbath infraction. He said to the man with the crippled hand, “Stand here where we can see you.” 4 Then he spoke to the people: “What kind of action suits the Sabbath best? Doing good or doing evil? Helping people or leaving them helpless?” No one said a word. 5-6 He looked them in the eye, one after another, angry now, furious at their hard-nosed religion. He said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” He held it out—it was as good as new! The Pharisees got out as fast as they could, sputtering about how they would join forces with Herod’s followers and ruin him.
  5. The Black Madonnas. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Madonna d
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    This Week's Lectionary

    May 27, 2018 Matthew 28:16-20 The Message (MSG) 16-17 Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally. 18-20 Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”
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    Heathens! 2

    Caption Contest
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    Presidential Poll

    The list on the screen contains many of the important topics not being acted on because politicians and industry are diverting attention to a climate change hoax that excludes the world's worst polluters. Bill Nye the Science guy says climate change is settled science and it should be illegal for scientists to do research which might not confirm that 'fact'. All those Nobel Laureates, astrophysists, geologists, ecologists, paleontologists and historians who disdain climate change are heretics! Just listen to the meterologists because they are always right. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/10/us-attorney-general-we-may-prosecute-climate-change-deniers/
  9. It was just a joke. All is energy; E=MC^2. Math and physics jokes are difficult. The images must be uploaded to an image server, which serves them to the board. If I direct linked they would only be available when my computer was on. There were two companies who provided a free service and both folded. I am looking for a new one. This board has nothing to do with the issue. It is completely external.
  10. Rom is exactly right. Just a pun. I think I am frustrated since the image hosting service I used for "Heathens!" went down without notice, and the images are too big to post as attachments.
  11. E=MC^2. So we are M cuz we are not squares, C? Just too slow.
  12. Even if one accept this idea that everything is illusion, there is no doubt that when two illusions meet reality happens. Nothing illusory about hospitals and body shops. My niece is having her first child Thursday! Not an illusion! “A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.” Carl Sandburg
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    Presidential Poll

    Good, accessible lecture on climate change. Note it by a non-US scientist, who is free to speak without censure by grantmakers and gatekeepers.
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    Presidential Poll

    For details, see https://judithcurry.com/2017/09/26/are-climate-models-overstating-warming/
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    Presidential Poll

    Even the old AGW political advocates agree there is no global warming anthropogenic or otherwise. The entire movement capitulated and renamed the issue 'climate change' almost two decades ago when the scare predictions of flooded costal civilizations and polar bears drowning on vanishing ice floes did not materialize and they were exposed as false prophets. The paper I cited showed a massive and obvious improvement in air quality in only a few days when many NE U.S. coal plants were turned off for a few days in 2003. This report hit all major media. I am surprised you missed it. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420783/Worlds-climate-scientists-confess-Global-warming-just-QUARTER-thought--computers-got-effects-greenhouse-gases-wrong.html Recently - around Sept 2017 I think - there was another report which showed basic assumptions were so flawed all results needed to be recomputed. I'll google around for that.
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    Presidential Poll

    My point with that paper was that important air quality issues which are proven to be fixable in under a week have been ignored for a decade and a half in order to push a climate change agenda that cannot possibly produce one iota of change. The politicians are using the climate change agenda to distract people from taking effective action.
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    Presidential Poll

    Astrophysics causes climate change. Not CO2. The sun gets hotter and it gets colder. The earth get closer and more distal. The tilt of the earth heats and cools different latitudes as it changes solar exposure. Once the Sahara desert was a sea and half the earth was covered by ice. Aeons of geological, biological and historical data going back to the ordovichian period. We know there are many well established climate change cycles of varying lengths. CO2 levels at best effect a change of 0.3° but only if the data is first manipulated by theoretical models. Even if true, CO2 is irrelevant. As you say; water vapor is by far the most relevant greenhouse gas unless you are in an actual greenhouse. Greenhouses always have CO2 generators because free CO2 levels are suboptimal. Compare climate change science to the in vivo experiment https://www.atmos.umd.edu/~russ/BlackoutFinal.pdf This is the evil of herding the public into the intellectual penitentiary of climate change. Policy becomes centered around minutiae and taxes instead of easily achieved real improvement. Your post is the first time I have heard acid rain and particulate pollution even mentioned since the high priests of ozone hole>global warming>climate change scientism led the public off-task in search of grant funding.
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    Presidential Poll

    Rom, are you an astrophysically caused climate change denier? Heat of the sun, distance from the sun, tilt of the earth's axis. Those are the causes of climate change.
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