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News Industry Should Monitor “Citizen Journalism”?

Posted by wordforit on December 15, 2007

 …”Supporters of “citizen journalism” argue it provides independent, accurate, reliable information that the traditional media don’t provide. While it has its place, the reality is it really isn’t journalism at all, and it opens up information flow to the strong probability of fraud and abuse. The news industry should find some way to monitor and regulate this new trend.”…

Full Article: Atlanta-Journal Constitution

David Hazinski has an opinion about bloggers that most (including me) will disagree with and while the news industry monitors blogs for reliable and trustworthy content, someone needs to do the same with television, magazines, books and schools, including Professor Hazinski’s University of Georgia. Are websites and blogs under the same umbrella? If not, let’s add websites.

Hmmm…hasn’t all this been done before…? There is a very real (insane) effort to control the media and the masses by those with the money to implement. What is wrong with thinking for ourselves?

As far as D.Hazinki’s “merit”, in reading a few blog posts referencing Prof. Hazinski’s article in the OPINION section of the Atlanta Constitution, I am disappointed to see the language and denigration some think it takes to get a point across, thereby making blogging seem inferior.” Inferior to what?” we may wonder. If we are condemning mainstream media, why are we using those tactics and why does the ‘f word’ in the world-wide-public make one feel as if they’ve made a valid point? Such keeps me from linking to an otherwise informative/funny post.

Well, that’s their right and my opinion. It works both ways!

In light of this article from WorldNetDaily, there is irony in any teacher/ professor criticizing “citizen journalism”.

Regarding a teacher who’s supposed to be teaching European History:

…”The teacher, James Corbett of the Capistrano Unified School District”,spends an extended period of time at the beginning of each class discussing topics that are not only irrelevant to history but also inflammatory and often altogether inappropriate for high school students,” the firm’s announcement said.

“Corbett causes students who hold religious beliefs to feel like second-class citizens because of their protected religious expression, beliefs and conduct.

“He has gone as far as stating, ‘When you put on your Jesus glasses, you can’t see the truth,'” the law firm said. “…

Kudos to the student who brought that to the forefront!

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Liberty… a memory?

Pray without ceasing. 1Thessalonians 5:17

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Site Offering Deal With the Devil

Posted by wordforit on November 14, 2007

battlealreadywon.jpgOf paramount concern to me are our youth and we need to be aware of the evil proliferating in areas too shocking to conceive in a truly moral, Christ-like mind .

The following sites have my head and my heart reeling over the downright pure evil propagandized and sensationalized:

“There’s only one catch: We want your soul’.

That is an exact quote from a website that encourages people (once again, aimed at youth) to renounce their faith in the Holy Spirit on Youtube, or broadcast an already decided unbelief in all things Godly. As stated in other posts on this blog, satan knows the scriptures better than the most studious Christians and that particular sad site quotes Mark 3:28-29~ “I tell you the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven, 29 but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences.” (NLT)

Also straight from their page:

“It’s simple. You record a short message damning yourself to Hell, you upload it to YouTube, and then the Rational Response Squad will send you a free The God Who Wasn’t There DVD. It’s that easy.” …

… You may damn yourself to Hell however you would like, but somewhere in your video you must say this phrase: “I deny the Holy Spirit.” Why? Because, according to Mark 3:29 in the Holy Bible, “Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin”. Jesus will forgive you for just about anything, but he won’t forgive you for denying the existence of the Holy Spirit. Ever. This is a one-way road you’re taking here.

Once you have shot your blasphemous video, just follow these two easy steps: …”

…While anyone can participate in The Blasphemy Challenge, the Rational Response Squad is focused on reaching a young demographic. To publicize The Blasphemy Challenge to young people, today the Rational Response Squad begins an online advertising campaign focused on 25 sites popular with teens such as Xanga, Friendster, Boy Scout Trail, Tiger Beat, Teen Magazine, YM, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen.” …

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Romans 1:32 “They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.” (NLT)

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Then, we have the atheist “out” propaganda:

“Atheists have always been at the forefront of rational thinking and beacons of enlightenment, and now you can share your idealism by being part of the OUT Campaign.

…”Add the Scarlet Letter of Atheism to your website…”…

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Romans 1: 19-20 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 Forever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God“. (NLT)

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The final “presentation” for this post is the North American Man-Boy Love Association, which has been around a number of years (1978), so may not be news to some. The NAMBLA site is more extensive than the blasphemy and atheist sites; they have been around longer and they need to expound more to justify why it should be legal for young boys to have sexual affairs with grown men. The boys “are old enough to decide for themselves” even though one of the boys featured on the “Boys Speak Out” page is all of eleven:

“The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Greg, age 16   

I Love Him, and I Know That He Loves Me  Darrel, age 16  

It Shouldn’t Be a Crime to Make Love  Bryan, age 12 1/2

Boys Help Men, Too  “College Boy”, age 19

I’m Not Going To Be Kept Away from Him (An Interview)  Thijs, age 11″

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1Corinthians 6:9-10Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

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Past assertions were that individuals who were abused, or deprived in some way, were the targets but that is not at all the case. When we faithfully attended church as kids, we were made fun of and tempted by all manner of sin, and we came from a loving home. Are we still praying the same prayers of protection over our children today that were lifted up by previous generations?

For those of you who are Christians but have fallen in to the snare of believing homosexuality is acceptable to God, I implore you to read all seven pages regarding that topic in the links in the sidebar. It’s a straight-from-the-scripture message that leaves no doubt about what God’s Word says. We are free agents but if we are to be God’s children, we must do our best to follow His Word.

Malachi 3:6-10  A Call to Repentance  6 “I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed. 7 Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “But you ask, ‘How can we return when we have never gone away?’ 8 “Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me!  “But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’  “You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. 9 You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”

God Bless and Keep You Always, In All Ways. Amen.

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This Is Important! “The Golden Compass”

Posted by wordforit on November 9, 2007

There are many reasons I have been studying and writing about principalities and the occult (red text=new windows)… here’s one, right in our faces before Christmas! Another e-mail alert, but this one is much more serious in regard to attacking our children. As if Harry Potter wasn’t enough… but there will be more to come…

See here: Last Trumpet Ministries  Thanks to Brothers in Christ, Daniel and Timbob, (in the blogroll) for the lead to that link… an article that will curl your toes and make you think seriously on Godly matters.

If you are not sure where you stand regarding your soul or would like to learn more: In Plain Site has been around a while and has a fine collection of information well-worth perusing.

Thanks to my Mom for e-mailing this with a note of love and concern for my siblings, me, and you.

Thanks, Mom!! I Love You Bunches!! xoxox

Additional Sources-

 World Net Daily 

 Mission America 

The first sentence from Wikipedia’s description should cause concern:
“The story begins when Lyra Belacqua—an orphaned, eleven-year-old girl residing at Jordan College—secretly enters the Retiring Room, despite resistance from her dæmon, Pantalaimon; an animal-formed, shape-shifting manifestation of her soul. Inside the room, they see the Master of Jordan College attempt to poison Lord Asriel, Lyra’s uncle. Lord Asriel shows the resident scholars a picture of mysterious elementary particles called Dust. Shortly afterwards Lord Asriel goes north, and Lyra continues with her normal life…
… Lyra joins the expedition to the north, and on the journey discovers that the children kidnapped by “the Gobblers” are having their dæmons cut away from them, by way of experiment. …”

dae•mon 1. Classical Mythology. A god. A subordinate deity, as the genius of a place or a person’s attendant spirit. 2. A demon.
American Heritage Dictionary ~Chiefly British ~Variant of demon.

Also: Christian Answers (Harry Potter/Occult)

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Straight from Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

The Golden Compass

Claim: The 2007 film The Golden Compass is based on a series of books with anti-religious themes.

Status:True

Examples:

[Collected via e-mail, October 2007]

There will be a new Children’s movie out in December called THE GOLDEN COMPASS. It is written by Phillip Pullman, a proud athiest who belongs to secular humanist societies. He hates C. S. Lewis’s Chronical’s of Narnia and has written a trilogy to show the other side. The movie has been dumbed down to fool kids and their parents in the hope that they will buy his trilogy where in the end the children kill God and everyone can do as they please. Nicole Kidman stars in the movie so it will probably be advertised a lot. This is just a friendly warning that you sure won’t hear on the regular TV.


[Collected via e-mail, October 2007]

I don’t just generally dismiss a movie or book just because someone ‘says’ it’s meant to be something else…but this is worth knowing if you plan to see it (or plan to take your kids).”Hi! I just wanted to inform you what I just learned about a movie that is coming out December 7, during the Christmas season, which is entitled THE GOLDEN COMPASS. It stars Nicole Kidman and it is directed toward children. What is disturbing to me is that this movie is based on the first of a trilogy of books for children called HIS DARK MATERIALS written by Philip Pullman of England.He’s an atheist and his objective is to bash Christianity and promote atheism. I heard that he has made remarks that he wants to kill God in the minds of children, and that’s what his books are all about. He despises C.S. Lewis and Narnia, etc. An article written about him said “this is the most dangerous author in Britain” and that Pullman would be the writer “the atheists would be praying for, if atheists prayed.” Pullman said he doesn’t think it is possible that there is a God and he has great difficulty understanding the words “spiritual” and “spirituality.” What I thought was important to communicate is what part of the agenda is for making this picture. This movie is a watered down version of the first book, which is the least offensive of the three books. The second book of the trilogy is THE SUBTLE KNIFE and the third book is THE AMBER SPYGLASS. Each book gets worse and worse regarding Pullman’s hatred of God. In the trilogy, a young girl becomes enmeshed in an epic struggle against a nefarious Church known as the Magisterium. Another character, an ex-nun, describes Christianity as “a very powerful and convincing mistake.” As I understand it, in the last book, a boy and girl are depicted representing Adam and Eve and they kill God, who at times is called YAHWEH (which is definitely not Allah). Since the movie would seem mild if you viewed it, that’s been done on purpose.They are hoping that unsuspecting parents will take their children to See the movie, that they will enjoy the movie and then the children will want the books for Christmas. That’s the hook. Pullman says he wants the children to read the books and decide against God and the kingdom of heaven.

If you decide that you do not want to support something like this, I suggest that you boycott the movie and the books. I googled a synopsis of THE GOLDEN COMPASS. As I skimmed it, I couldn’t believe that in a children’s book part of the story is about castration and female circumcision.

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Origins:   The Golden Compass, a fantasy film starring Nicole Kidman that is scheduled to be released into theaters on 7 December 2007, has been drawing fire from concerned Christians. The film is based on Northern Lights (released in the U.S. as The Golden Compass), the first offering in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy of children’s books, a series that follows the adventures of a streetwise girl who travels through multiple worlds populated by witches, armor-plated bears, and sinister ecclesiastical assassins to defeat the oppressive forces of a senile God.

Books of the trilogy have sold more than 15 million copies around the world, with Northern Lights winning the Carnegie Medal for Children’s Literature in 1995 and in 2007 being awarded the ‘Carnegie of Carnegies’ for the best children’s book of the past 70 years. The Amber Spyglass, the final book of the series, won The Whitbread Prize in 2001, making it the first children’s book to do so.

The series’ author, Philip Pullman, is an avowed atheist who has averred that “I don’t profess any religion; I don’t think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality.'” Critics of Pullman’s books point to the strong anti-religion and anti-God themes they incorporate, and although literary works are subject to a variety of interpretations, Pullman left little doubt about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview with The Sydney Morning Herald that “My books are about killing God.” (Conservative British columnist Peter Hitchens labeled Pullman “The Most Dangerous Author in Britain” and described him as the writer “the atheists would have been praying for, if atheists prayed.”)

Bill Donohue, president of The Catholic League, has condemned The Golden Compass as a “pernicious” effort to indoctrinate children into anti-Christian beliefs and has produced a 23-page pamphlet titled The Golden Compass: Unmasked in which he maintains that Pullman “sells atheism for kids.” Donohoe told interviewer John Gibson on 9 October 2007 why he believes Christians should stay away from the film:

Look, the movie is based on the least offensive of the three books. And they have dumbed down the worst elements in the movie because they don’t want to make Christians angry and they want to make money. Our concern is this, unsuspecting Christian parents may want to take their kid to the movie, it opens up December 7th and say, this wasn’t troubling, then we’ll buy the books. So the movie is the bait for the books which are profoundly anti-Catholic and at the same time selling atheism.

Other reviewers, however, have described Pullman’s works as being more generally anti-religion rather than specifically anti-Christian or anti-Catholic:

In “His Dark Materials,” Pullman’s criticisms of organized religion come across as anti-authoritarian and anti-ascetic rather than anti-doctrinal. (Jesus isn’t mentioned in any of the books, although Pullman has hinted that He might figure in a forthcoming sequel, “The Book of Dust.”) His fundamental objection is to ideological tyranny and the rejection of this world in favor of an idealized afterlife, regardless of creed. As one of the novel’s pagan characters puts it, “Every church is the same: control, destroy, obliterate every good feeling.”

Last updated:   23 October 2007

The URL for this page is http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp

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Sources:

    Gibson, John.   “The Big Story with John Gibson.”

    Fox News Network.   9 October 2007.

    Hoyle, Ben.   “Pullman Writes a Book That Will Shed Light on Darkness of His Beliefs.”

    The [London] Times.   1 August 2007   (p. 9).

    Meacham, Steve.   “The Shed Where God Died.”

    The Sydney Morning Herald.   13 December 2003.

    Miller, Laura.   “Far from Narnia.”

    The New Yorker.   26 December 2005.

    Pauli, Michelle.   “Pullman Wins ‘Carnegie of Carnegies.'”

    The Guardian.   21 June 2007.

    Sunday Mirror.   “Kidman Movie Is ‘Atheist.'”

    21 October 2007   (p. 24).

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