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Sunday, 24 April 2005
The Barron Version Of Christian Mysticism
In theological(crop?)circles, there are long-winded sermons on "mysticism" and "Christian Mysticism." However, I will not continue the verbose pontification on these matters in this blog.

There's some virtue making a homily short and to the point. Here it is:

My biblical basis for 20 and 21st century Christian Mysticism is from "Acts Of The Apostles."

Chapter 2... Quoted on the Day of Pentecost by Peter (Act.2:16-21):
"And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions."

Visions of the future and the past have been very plentiful in sci/fi writers of the 20th century like Gene Rodenberry, George Lucas, Issac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, L. Ron Hubbard, Arthur Clarke, etc.

From the real experience with Jesus Christ and the medieval experience in later centuries, the early church has moved into a position as an "ADVANCED CIVILIZATION" which has been contacted by many of today's sci/fi writers.

The mystical experience of "Jesus and the Early Christian Church" in the 21st century can be achieved by anyone today. Read the second definition of mysticism:
Main Entry: mys?ti?cism
2 : the belief that direct knowledge of God, spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be attained through subjective experience (as intuition or insight)

Hopefully, you can relate to some inner truth of your own.
Drop me a line expressing your own views.

Posted by qualteam at 11:45 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 24 April 2005 11:52 PM EDT
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Saturday, 23 April 2005
Where Are The Leaders Of Today And Tomorrow?
Are there leaders in the world that set a good example for us? Lets look at two candidates:



Have you found out what "relativism" and "collegial" mean? These are some of the new Pope's favourite buzz words.



Hannah is a nine year old school girl who started the "Ladybug Foundation" four years ago for homeless people. She has no high academic education, just a good heart for helping people.
Quotes From Cardinal Ratzinger
The Ladybug Foundation
Hannah Taylor Addresses The Empire Club

Posted by qualteam at 4:46 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 24 April 2005 12:01 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 20 April 2005
Spiritual But Not Religious
Many young people look at themselves as spiritual travellers outside the rituals and beliefs of mainstream religions.

I believe that a large minority of them seek spiritual knowledge from within rather than through dogma from a church. Are you one?

Spiritually could be looked at as "intuitive thought processes" connecting with realities beyond our physical senses.

Personal visions and revelations carry the soul to higher levels of understanding on spiritual matters.

"Ask and it will be given." "Knock and the door will be opened to you." A spiritual journey is very personal and it can be very rewarding.
Young Adults And Spirituality


Posted by qualteam at 10:53 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 19 April 2005
Joseph Ratzinger Is A Good Choice For Pope
Yahhh!!! in the 14th century, however, this is the 21st century.

Pope Ratzinger seems to be everything that Catholic Liberals are fighting against. Perhaps, some good will come out of it, if most Catholics get sick of arch-conservatives calling the shots, perhaps, they could take matters into their own hands and engineer an internal reformation or an outright schism? What do you think? Drop me a line.

In the meantime, think on the bright side. Pope Joe is 78 years old. How long can he last?
Do you remember what happened to John Paul the first in 1978?
More On The New Pope

Posted by qualteam at 10:33 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 19 April 2005 10:36 PM EDT
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Monday, 18 April 2005
It's Time for a 21st Century Pope
Despite the personal popularity of John Paul 2, the church has declined in Europe, North America and Latin America. Continuous poverty, sex scandals, and evangelical religions have taken their toll on the Catholic Church.

Obviously, communism is no longer a problem to the faithful, but other things are. For a church to be relevant in the here and now, it must help its parishioners cope with 21st century concerns. I think most of us know what these are.

Posted by qualteam at 10:57 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 18 April 2005 11:02 PM EDT
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Sunday, 17 April 2005
U.S. Homeland Security: Too Much Or Too Little?
Here's an interesting post 9/11 security article from Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman.

"And anyone who has flown on a private jet since 9/11 can tell you that security at these private terminals is still so lax that, if you showed up in a Saudi headdress with a North Carolina driver's licence under the name of "Billy Bob bin Laden" and asked for directions for your chartered Lear jet to Lower Manhattan, there's a good chance no one would stop you", however, "if your name is Mohammed and you are a 21-year-old single Arab man and you have not visited Disney World yet, well, you may want to consider Euro Disney, because your chances of getting a tourist visa are very low."

The Full Friedman Monty




Posted by qualteam at 10:37 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 17 April 2005 10:40 AM EDT
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Saturday, 16 April 2005
Movie Review 91: Angels And Demons Revealed
Mood:  a-ok
This film doesn't live up to its title, but it certainly reveals hidden facts about secret societies like "The Knights Templar, and "The Free Masons".

Is there a group that seeks world domination and total control? Without getting into the details, the producers purchased secret materials that undeniably point to one closed group:"The Illuminati". This could be very scary.

Three stars, because I've never seen this kind of material before and I like conspiracies.
More Information On This Documentary

Posted by qualteam at 11:13 PM EDT
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Friday, 15 April 2005
The Ultra Secret Illuminati Brotherhood
This is my own mystical revelation on the inner inner circle of the Illuminati. The inner inner core is 13 individuals. Fundamentally, these are the 12 Apostles(Judas was replaced by Mathias) plus Paul which equals 13, still alive, still immortal and still operating.

Taking over and ruling the earth was part of the "Great Commission". There's different intrepretations to that idea. With Jesus Christ, the apostles are known as the basic "Eternal Brotherhood." Without Christ, they are the basic other-worldly "Illuminati Brotherhood."

For the last two thousand years, they've been in training in order to establish a base on Earth along with Jesus Christ. Fundamentally, this is rule over this dirt ball by "divine superbeings", however, there's been a perversion of this goal to read "rule of inferior beings" By "the master race". Hopefully, you're partially aware of where that came from.

The are problems within the 13 that have not been resolved yet and which delayed "The Second Coming Of Christ".

Most of the basic Eternal Brotherhood are powerful beings who could defeated any world army in a matter of seconds. I don't believe that the inner circle of "The Earthly Illuminati" or "L. Ron Hubbard" are aware of their existence yet.

The Illuminati News

Posted by qualteam at 1:50 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 15 April 2005 2:03 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 13 April 2005
Why I'd Like To Retire Soon From Canada Post
Mood:  down
I've worked a long time at Canada Post and I'm starting to get fed up with it. Perhaps, I should take a reduced pension in the next two years and do something more creative like basketweaving or screenwriting.

Below is a letter which I sent to Deborah Bourque, the president of The Canadian Union Of Postal Workers.

"RE: The Excessive Use Of Casuals At The Toronto Exchange Office(TEO)

Please note, that management is continuing to use casuals on almost a daily basis at TEO (including a temporary illegal midnight shift). The jobs that the casuals are doing on the ?P Belts? are jobs that should go to fulltime, fulltime staff. The volumes have increased at TEO, but staffing gains have been minimal? Neither is there a night staff which would create more quality junior jobs and assist the processing of sometimes huge backlogs.

Unfortunately, most postal management seems to have a hard time dealing with prosperity. Instead of a well organized highly equipped work force. We get management ?by the seat of their pants.?

As you know, we deal with Customs and improvements in the operation have to be cleared with them too.

The most common management ad hoc plan is to give overtime or throw bodies (casuals)into an area because they can do it. Nevertheless, TEO problems remain. Backlogs continue. Double handlings continue. Casuals do some of our jobs and no long term solution had been found for TEO.

An efficient operation at Drew Rd was crammed in the WLPP without sufficient space, belts and staff to expand. Now the name of the game is to blame us or Customs for delay of the mail and the backlogs.

We need help from the National Exec to get postal management to stop using casuals and stop blaming CUPW members and Customs for their own inability to come up with a long term plan for TEO."

There must be life and fun stuff to do outside of Canada Post.
Canada Post

Posted by qualteam at 11:01 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 13 April 2005 11:06 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 12 April 2005
"Some Day The Hurting Will End"
These were memorable words by the late Terry Fox who was lost his fight to cancer somewhere in Northern Ontario.

He was the first person to attempt a cross country walk for a cause(raising money for cancer research)in Canada.

Too many, he's Canada's greatest Canadian because he taught us to continue towards our goals no matter what the obstacles.

Terry's "Marathon Of Hope" started in Newfoundland when he dipped his artificial leg into the Alantic Ocean, 25 years ago this day.
We Will Always Remember You And Your Cause Terry



Posted by qualteam at 9:29 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 12 April 2005 10:57 PM EDT
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