Friday, April 21, 2006

An Evening With Shane and Shane

Yes, they are my fav, and the concert was free y'all! Thanks to the Shanes and the Master's College for puting it on, praise God! Listen to Shane and Shane here!

For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. (John 1:16-18)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

News from the Pit

In his 1983 autobiography, Over My Shoulder: Reflections on a Science Fiction Era, the sci-fi writer Lloyd Eshbach describes meeting Hubbard in the late 1940s. "I'd like to start a religion," Eshbach recalls Hubbard saying. "That's where the money is."

Despite what some may think, I do read quite a bit. Not necessarily novels or poetry, but there isn't more that I enjoy doing than reading various articles and tidbits relating to things that matter to me, such as religion, politics, theology (kinda the same as religion huh?) and anything relating to people and different cultures all over the world. Given the nature of our clock-driven culture here in the States, and the unwillingness of most of us (including myself) to blindly take someone's word on an article that might take 15-20 minutes to read, I hesitated to write this post in the first place. Saying that, I feel compelled to ask, invite, beg, plead, grovel, or any combination of these for any and all of you to read an article in the most recent edition of Rolling Stone© magazine. The article is an extremely detailed yet VERY interesting and accurate look at the world of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology©. The article, written by one of Rolling Stone's lead editors takes an inside look at the world's fastest growing cult and is saturated in first hand information from both former and current members. This expose takes a deep look at not only the effects of this religion on individuals, but the latent sytem of lies and brainwashing that has snagged folks such as Tom Cruise, Jon Travolta, and dozens of other celebrities, along with an estimated 10 million people worldwide. Again, for those of you who have no interest whatsoever in this subject, this article could change you. For those of you who, like me, find it fascinating that one man's science fiction has created a 10 million member church, this is what we've been waiting for! Thanks for coming to my blog, you can find the article here...

P.S. Yes I know it's long, but it goes fast and reading the whole thing will give you the "big picture."

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ironic? I'll say!

I found this today...

"News : Paris Hilton Eyed for Mother Teresa Role
Tuesday Apr 04, 2006 7:45am EST By Stephen M. Silverman

Film director T. Rajeevnath, who is based in Thiruvananthapuram, India, says Hilton is on his short list to play Mother Teresa in a biopic he's planning about the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who worked among Calcutta's poor with the Missionaries of Charity.

"(Hilton's) features resemble Mother Teresa's," Rajeevnath – whose films include Janani (Mother), an award-winner in India about nuns caring for an abandoned infant – told Agence France-Presse yesterday.

"A meeting with Paris Hilton is scheduled for the end of April," he said.

Rajeevnath said he stumbled upon the casting idea when he saw a computer-generated image showing what he considers a close facial resemblance between the 25-year-old hotel heiress and the Albanian-born nun, who died in 1997. Pope John Paul beatified Mother Teresa in 2003.

The director told the Indo-Asian News Service he was first impressed by Hilton when he read an article in which she said she'd refused to pose nude for Playboy.

Still, Hilton's casting is not a slam dunk. "Although there are several actresses willing to play the role of Mother Teresa, the most widely respected and loved person, the history of the actress who is finally chosen for the role would have to be analyzed thoroughly before she is chosen," Rajeevnath said.

Indian press reports say the movie will be in English, and shooting in West Bengal and several other countries is scheduled to begin in early 2007, with proceeds benefiting the Missionaries of Charity."

Of all people to choose to play a nun; not to mention the most widely recognized nun in the world! How incredibly ironic.