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Sunday, 1 July 2007
What Does It Mean To Be A Canadian?

I've lived in Canada all my life. I was born in Pembroke, Ontario and I was raised in Barrie, Ontario. I've taken this country for granted, but I know that we're a land of diverse cultures, languages and religions.

What made me proud to be a Canadian lately was how well "The Native-Canadians' protests" were handled on June/29/07. The Mohawks put blockades on the road and rail lines to Montreal but there was no violence. Both the police and the CN railroad respected the blockades and in 24 hours they were taken down. The natives made a statement about  their horrible living conditions and most us acknowledged their right to do so.

"What does it mean to be a Canadian?" Here's how a new immigrant answered that question in a letter to the Toronto Star today:

"This is maple leaf country, where  most people still believe in human rights, that our system works and that we can save the planet from global warming. As a proud new Canadian,, I know now that being Canadian means to be a volunteer, a peacemaker and an eternal believer".

June 29/06/07: Native Canadian Day Of Protest


Posted by qualteam at 10:13 AM EDT
Saturday, 30 June 2007
Problems With "First Contact"

One of the best Star Trek New Generation episodes was "Who Watches The Watchers". The story dealt with accidental first contact of the Enterprise with a primitive alien race.

An inhabitant of this planet gets injured in an explosion of a "Watcher's Post" and then is beamed on board the Enterprise where he's fixed up by a "God Called Picard". The person is beamed back to his planet, but the damage is done. Suddenly, he becomes a prophet to his people about God and what God can do for them.

Because  a watcher was injured during the explosion, Troi along with Ricker have to impersonate natives to find him. This leads to the capture of Troi and further violations of "The Prime Directive".

Picard has to meet with the native leaders to prove he isn't God which he does in another accident.

The story illustrates the dangers in "First Contact" when a more advanced society meets a primitive culture. Healing technology, transporter technology, starship technology might be regarded as the manifestation of a supreme being. There's evidence of this happening in the Bible, The Koran and The Book of Mormon.

The Second Coming Of Christ may have been postponed because it's a violation of a "Divine Prime Directive." In Star Trek mythology, a culture has to be close to warp drive before first contact is initiated.

"First Contact" STNG Episode

"Who Watches The Watchers"

Alien First Contact In 20 Years Or Less

The Prime Directive


Posted by qualteam at 11:35 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 30 June 2007 11:52 PM EDT
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Visions Of The Kingdom

 

 

As I've mentioned in other blog entries, "The Kingdom Of God" is primarily a place where our hopes and dreams can be preserved for all eternity. It doesn't exist in old universe space and time. It exists as a "New Heaven" and a "New Earth." This is "The Space/Time Continuum" that Jesus created when he rose from the dead. "The first born of the "New Reality".

When you think about things, music, games and fantasies that you love in this life, just image them created permanately on other worlds.

  1. A place like "Harry Potter's Hogwarts" where one can develop his/her hidden magical powers.
  2. A Disneyland where animals and fantastical characters live and interact with children.
  3. A Holographic planet where everything you think up actually appears.
  4. A Christmas World where every day is like Christmas.
  5. Heavenly Continuums for reality-challenged Christians like "The Amish", "The Jehovah Witnesses" "The Pentacostals", etc. These worlds more or less are like the ones that sect believers died out of. The primary reason for the continuums is to preserve the memories of an earthly existence.
  6. Dead worlds in which "The Brotherhood" extracts the histories of early civilizations.
  7. Starships that fly outside of physical universe space to any point in the known or unknown universe. 
  8. Huge amounts of information storied in sentient computers on universal laws, lifetimes and individuals.
  9. Educational courses on advance technology like flying starships, spiritual defense systems, building different kinds of bodies, preserving memories, etc.
  10. Personal planning to achieve one's goals.

The Brotherhood of Christ has moved from a simple Invader Force to a very advanced technical and spiritual civilization.

A New Heaven And Earth

An Eternity Portal


 


Posted by qualteam at 10:52 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 5 July 2015 2:43 PM EDT
Sunday, 24 June 2007
Afterlife Options

Throughout our life, we make many decisions which changes the path we are on. We choose early in life what we want to study or not to study. We accept some people as friends and make others acquaintances or enemies. We marry one particular individual and often bring children into this world. We either accept the religion we were born in or find another more suitable to our own beliefs. We usually go from job to job in our early manhood/womanhood until we find one that is the least objectionable.

Maybe, we try to help poor strangers or simply limit our support to self, our closest friends and our families.

We make decisions on what crosses our path all the time.

There are options about the Afterlife that we can make now or when we're dead:

  1. Accept unconsciousness and darkness as our final condition after the body dies.
  2. Wait around graveyards reminiscing about previous lives with other spirits (e.g. See Thornton Wilder's "Our Town").
  3. Get pulled into alternate realities from creative beings like Rod Sterling  and H.P. Lovecraft. ...A weird reality is better than no reality.
  4. Hang around a familiar house or castle until a psychic tells you to move on and get a life or a death.
  5. Fly down to the local hospital and get another good body before some other spirit gets it.
  6. Follow the light and the music from a "Brotherhood of Christ Rescue Starship". 

There are other options with regards to "Afterlife Conditions", but I can't seem to think of them, right now.

Various Religous Views On The Afterlife

 


I made this MySpace Music Player at MyFlashFetish.com.

Posted by qualteam at 10:27 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 24 June 2007 11:13 PM EDT
Friday, 22 June 2007
Barron's Top Ten Alien Websites

 

About 600 years ago, many humans believed that Earth was flat and the center of the universe. Heaven was up in the clouds and hell was under the earth near a fiery furnace.

With the development of astronomy and other sciences, we've discovered that Earth is a very tiny part of a very large universe that has been around for a long, long, long time.

The universe was built to be inhabited by someone. At least, we're here.

When we started to develop nuclear weapons in the 1940s and 1950s,  UFOs were sighted in abundance. Suddenly, little green men and other bizarre creatures made their appearance in both written and film science fiction. The religious mythologies of the past were replaced by high tech mythologies of advanced civilizations.

Sooner or later, we'll discover the full truth about these "heavenly realities". Here's my top ten list of "Alien Websites" on the internet"

  1. The UFO/Paranormal Search Engine
  2. The Nexus Magazine
  3. Alien Organizations
  4. The Marcabians
  5. The Galactic Federation
  6. Hidden Mysteries
  7. Alien Encounters
  8. Circle Of Lights
  9. Jor-El From The Future
  10. The Nexus Of Star Trek

I made this MySpace Music Player at MyFlashFetish.com.

Posted by qualteam at 11:13 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 23 June 2007 11:10 AM EDT
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Open Source Spirituality

I believe that all of us are confronted by cosmic mysteries like "life after death", "the origin of the universe", "the nature and influence of God", "memories of past lives", "alien encounters",  etc., etc.

I believe that some but not all the answers reside within us for those that are trying to solve these puzzles. We put different pieces together for the same puzzles. If we work as a team (i.e. "open source"), we will solve the puzzles with our pieces and others.

Religions by their nature are not open source. Their goals are often control and group perpetuation rather than individual enlightenment. It's easier to follow a dogma by "those who know best" rather than search diligently to find what is true for oneself.

In the realm of computers and the internet, I admire greatly those who have tried to keep these subjects out of the hands of "software priests". These champions are Tim Berners-Lee and Linus Torvalds.

The inner secrets of the Free Masons, the Illuminati and other groups are now being broken by those who can communicate freely on the internet.

The Open Source Movement


Posted by qualteam at 9:58 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 19 June 2007 10:17 PM EDT
Saturday, 16 June 2007
Clarissa Paisley: Nancy Drew Of The Paranormal

A difficult, out-of-this-world mystery like Hotel California needs a passionate, intelligent detective who doesn't carry around a lot of supernatural or internet baggage.

A friend of mine (Clarissa) from California is willing to take up the challenges of investigating these weird places in Arizona, but she won't look at any of the controversial websites because it might compromise her objective judgement. She said, "Anyone can create a website on anything. That doesn't mean it's true."

Clarissa and her grandparents will be visiting the Native-American Burial Grounds there as well. Finding out about one's heritage is as important as solving unsolvable mysteries. 

Reviews On The Nancy Drew Movie

Who Is Nancy Drew?

Clarissa's Personal Website

Clarissa's Inspirational Webpages

 


Posted by qualteam at 3:32 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 16 June 2007 4:01 PM EDT
Thursday, 14 June 2007
Hotel California: It Was Part Of My Spiritual Journey

The above has nothing to do with listening to the Eagles' song, "Hotel California" over and over again in order to figure what it's about.

This particular "Hotel California" is simply a symbol for a religious organization that I belonged to for quite awhile. My journey into Hotel California was a dangerous spiritual journey that many pilgrims can identify with. "Who are these people and what are they actually doing?" are questions that many followers have had to ask of their  Brethern.

Often one gets answers to the mysteries of life, but other questions about the group remain. Are the leaders of this group supported by secret government agencies or something else more insidious?

The most exciting thing about our particular story is that some of it is based on truth. Something horrible happened at "Arizona's Hotel California" and nobody wants to investigate it. Why???

Hotel California Mysteries

The Ancient Native American Meeting Grounds Of Katimavik


I made this MySpace Music Player at MyFlashFetish.com.

Posted by qualteam at 1:29 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 14 June 2007 2:03 PM EDT
Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Star Trek Voyager: Deathwish And New Age Religious Thought

This was the first look at the inside of "The Q Continuum" in the Star Trek universe. For one "Q", having godlike powers and immortality isn't all that it's cracked up to be. He wants to die.

Janeway visits the "Continuum" and weighs the pros and cons about eternal life in an advanced civilization. In the end, she rules for the rights of the individual over the group. "No one should have immortality forced on themselves if they don't want it."

I see a parallel between this episode and the original "Brotherhood Of Christ." The "sons of God" misused their powers and probably became bored with immortality. The divine solution for these sins and idle behavior was to incarnate these prodigals into the human race where they would lose their powers and forget who they were. They would die as spiritual beings.

As the Apostle Paul stated in the New Testament, "As in Adam, all die, so in Christ, all will be made alive." With the help of Christ, our memories will be returned to us of the present life and any earlier life. Like prodigal sons and daughters, we will return home.

Star Trek Voyager:Episode 30:Deathwish

A Review Of Deathwish

 


Posted by qualteam at 9:47 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 19 June 2007 10:23 PM EDT
Monday, 11 June 2007
Making Some Extra Dollars And Helping Others Too

On the radio today, I heard, "If the minimum wage rose as much as the average CEO salary over the last few years, it would be valued at $22.00 an hour". That isn't going to happen soon.

Money always has a way of attracting more money. A CEO can invest in equities when the stock market is going up and hedge funds when it's falling.

The very rich engage in "mergermania" by using their company's profits to buy other companies. You might think of this as a "hobby" for billionaires.

The average Joe has to work overtime or at another job to supplement his income. Some of his investments would be in mutual funds, but not too much, because he could lose much of his savings on a market downturn. It would be nice to invest $100,000 in a hedge fund, but most of us are paying off mortgages and other debts with hard earn dollars.

If one had the time, one could learn how to play blackjack and poker successfully.

It would be nice to make money off of hobbies like painting, woodworking, and writing, but those activities are labors of love first and anything else second.

If I had a windfall from a lottery and/or a book/screenplay sell, I would pay off our mortgage and some personal debts. I'd also do some renovations plus buy some decent speakers for my home theatre system and get a large high definition TV. After that, Irene and I would take a Newfoundland vacation. The price tag for all of this would be less than $90,000.

There are many children, Canadians and artists worse off than ourselves. After helping needy members in our families, we'd assist underdogs elsewhere.

What Is A Hedge Fund?

The Wonderful World Of Blogging

Canadian Mutual Funds

Practicing Blackjack

Money, Money, Money


Posted by qualteam at 12:15 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 11 June 2007 12:24 PM EDT

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