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Friday, December 19, 2014

Planet Earth, the only place we know life exists, let us not squander the privilege

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Happy Birthday to the Savior
I have always been thankful that I am alive and that I know I am alive.  Nowhere else in our universe is that a fact known to man.  So everyday that I  wake up and look out the window, still alive and feeling pretty good, I thank the creator.  He has given us all a unique and precious gift.  LIFE!  And of course a brain.  This is a wonderful time of the yearly orbit of this blue marble around the sun.  It is when our creator's son came to earth in the form of a little child.  Born in a manger and showered with gifts from the Three Kings.

I know there is tragedy and death around the planet so I am no Pollyanna who thinks there is nothing bad.  But I am a hopeful man who thinks perhaps humans can someday stop the madness of murder and mayhem.  If they only listened and practiced the message brought here by Jesus!  But they don't.  America is probably the last best place for humans to get it right.  But as we see, some humans can't accept success, even here.

How many times have we heard other people's say we who are born in America have won the lottery?  For them America is that "shining light on the hill" they want to come take part in.  America though, has had to fight off the evils of human being that wish to destroy the place.  That is never an easy task and the evil never gives up.  For many years our country has been the savior of people looking for a better life.  We have done our best to accommodate these people but for some reason many here are doing their best to wreck the country.

I believe the evil needs to be confronted at every turn.  We need to make sure everyone is educated in the truth, not just the secular truth, but also the "faith" truth.  When people are educated they tend to be less violent against others.  They tend to understand the limitations of hegemony over others and their lands.  Unfortunately though, our educational system has been denying our people all the truth.  Over time this has led to discontent and fear.  If only those people would reject evil and embrace the wonders of America.  Equal opportunity exists.  Each person has the brains and the ability to recognize what is best for them.  Our country has embedded the opportunity into laws.  All one needs to do is exercise their smarts to make a better life for themselves.  But as we have seen, evil has wormed its way into much of the laws and made many people forget their own abilities.

Laws of success are now replaced with laws of grievance.  Rather than look in the mirror at the real boss, people practicing grievance see a victim.  Rather than telling themselves that the person is a few steps from success through hard work, they see only blame.  I hurts my heart that that is so.  I wish everyone, no matter what race, color and gender, all the success and fruits of their labor and dreams.  That is the message we should all try and live for in America.

America is truly a land of opportunity for spread one's wings.  We just have to reign in the evil and get back on the track of success.  A positive outlook and the simple emotion of hope must be restored.  I am sure that those that read this may disagree but as a person who really started out 50 years ago with not too much, I can attest that a good attitude and hard work will take you a long way.  Stop the blame game, take personal responsibility and do a few other important and basic things and you will be a true success.  I would suggest you start with your heart this next week.  Start believing that you are a special being.  After all, there will never ever be another you in the history of the universe.

18 comments:

  1. Uh Todd....."privilege".

    /Grammar & Spelling Nazi out!

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  2. "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14-16

    "For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us;….” John Winthrop

    “I have been guided by the standard John Winthrop set before his shipmates on the flagship Arabella 331 years ago, as they, too, faced the task of building a government on a new and perilous frontier. ‘We must always consider,’ he said, ‘that we shall be as a city upon a hill—the eyes of all people are upon us.’ John F. Kennedy 1961

    “I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.” Ronald Reagan January 11 1989

    "shining light on a hill" Todd Juvinall December 20 2014

    Really only Todd could take a concept so embedded in western culture and philosophy and turn it into a beacon of ignorance.

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  3. “America is probably the last best place for humans to get it right.” Todd Juvinall

    “What has been is what will be,
    and what has been done is what will be done,
    and there is nothing new under the sun.

    Is there a thing of which it is said,
    “See, this is new”?
    It has been already
    in the ages before us.

    There is no remembrance of former things,[d]
    nor will there be any remembrance
    of later things[e] yet to be
    among those who come after.”

    God--Ecclesiastes 1

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  4. “If they only listened and practised [sic] the message brought here by Jesus!”

    To whom were you listening when you posted on 15Dec14 (Obsession by a local "award winning journalist" What a hoot!) , Todd, and who’s message were you practicing with your 20Dec14 (Ghost of "Award Winning Journalist's Future") post?

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    1. Thanks for the spell check. Yes, it is a very confusing world and I am a very confusing man. Help figure me out won't you? I don't even take drugs! Yikes!

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  5. Sure, Todd, I'll help figure you out.

    There are what a person says and what that person does. A kind of lie is told when these differ. You posted a 650 word article titled, “Planet Earth, the only place we know life exists, let us not squander the privilege,” in which you said that humans should hear and practice Jesus’ message and believe that they are special. Before and after this article you posted text and images that were obviously intended to insult another in ways that I think we can agree were quite vulgar. These are in no way a practice of Jesus’ message nor are they the practice of anybody one might consider special. What you said and what you did differed so you told that lie.

    That lie is called "hypocrisy" and that make you a hypocrite.

    Is that clear or will you require more help?

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    1. You have nit the nail on the head Mr. Kesti, Todd is decidedly un-Christian in his values and behavior. The 'city on the hill' is the light of mans actions for all the world to see. Todd is a man obsessed with lust, gluttony, greed, sloth. wrath, envy and pride.

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    2. Hey I thought I was perfect! I can't believe you figured me out. Darn!

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    3. Todd is a man obsessed with lust, gluttony, greed, sloth. wrath, envy and pride.

      Well lust maybe.......the other five......now you're firmly on jeffys turf!

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    4. LOL! Lust is good for older men to still have. The rest are others. LOL!

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  6. Hey, R.L. Crabb has done another cartoon and put my sorry ass in it. What a hoot! What interests me though is the psychoanalysis of Crabb. He attempts to criticize my philosophy of blogging and getting into the weeds with the opposition yet for himself he seems to be detached. I mean, Jeeze, he makes his living drawing mocking and criticizing cartoons for goodness sakes. There has to be a short circuit in his noggin about what he does in comparison to what I do with words. Anyway, it was a good cartoon, I usually like his stuff.

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  7. I mean, Jeeze, he makes his living drawing mocking and criticizing cartoons for goodness sakes.

    ...and that's why you shouldn't get your knickers in a twist about it like that certain someone does!

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    1. I thought I made that very point. Oh well. I have no animosity this time of the year for lesser beings. LOL!

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    2. Sorry....premature postication!

      Anyway, it was a good cartoon, I usually like his stuff.


      I really should read all the way to the bottom!

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