Lets admit it. Dictators of any stripe or political persuasion aren't in vogue anymore. With the development of the internet, more and more people are beginning to think for themselves. Pretty soon, these kind of leaders will become like dinosaurs and regulated to Earth's violent past.
Radiation: It's Something We All Have To Deal With
Over the last few days, there's been lots of expert opinion about radiation and just how much we can absorb. If there's one common denominator to all these opinions, it's the fear of radiation.
As you can see from the chart above, radiation is a common occurrence on planet Earth. It's interesting to see that "Radon" is the most natural radiation source.
As well as nuclear reactors and the sun, we get radiation from all kinds of sources like marble, granite and bananas.
We can't avoid radiation and we shouldn't go paranoid about it.
Any kind of radiation is a toxin like PCB,DDT and some food preservatives. The body has to get rid of these poisons just like it gets rid of wastes and diseases. Toxins can cause cancer and other bad conditions.
It's important to have a diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to fight toxins. Added to this is a regimen of vigorous exercise and hot saunas.
Overcoming Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Negative Thinking
On occasion, I've seen documentaries on "The Inevitability of Catastrophes Hitting Earth". It's so depressing that sometimes I think: Why try to make the world a better place when it's all going to be destroyed anyway"? Then I give myself a reality check. I believe in God and "The Power Of The Supreme Being".
Mankind has went through many catastrophes (plagues, wars, famines, enviromental disasters, etc.) and come out the better for it. Why? Because through those bad times, some had a vision of a better world or a "Kingdom of God".
During the 1950s and 60s, many preached about the inevitability of nuclear war. "It was going to happen because there was nobody around to stop it". "Mutual Assured Destruction" was the order of the day. Do you remember "The Cuban Missile Crisis"? This was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war.
The U.S. and Soviet Union had the power to destroy the world four times over, but it didn't happen. The arms race came to end when the Soviet Union broke up.
I believe that the prayers of Christians were answered by the break up of the U.S.S.R. We sought divine protection from the arms race and the Lord responded to us.
I am now deeply troubled by enviromental menaces like the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. I asked the Lord to spare us from those catastrophes for a long time:
"I pray for more weather/earthquake/tsumani control over planet Earth. I know that the powers that cause those catastrophes can be bound and I ask you (God) to bind them for a long time. In the name of Jesus Christ, I ask this. Amen.
I request that more spiritual beings in the Kingdom of God get advanced training in weather and enviromental control on Earth.
On a spiritual and physical level, we are here to serve and protect".
I don't like going through life as a helpless victum of destructive forces and negative thinking. There is a way to plug into a positive power greater than oneself.
The Suffragette Movement started in the 19th century and was propelled by the strong arm tactics of Emmeline Pankhurst. You might call her the proponent of the doctrine that freedom and rights are won from the oppressors. They are not given. She definitely would support populist movements in the Middle East today.
Women won the right to vote after the first World War, but they still had to crack male establishments in politics and medicine to win equality rights. Nellie McClung in politics and Elizabeth Bagshaw in medicine were two of the pioneers.
This was just the beginning in Canada, because women had to win "The Right For Equal Pay For Equal Work". Laura Sabia and Doris Anderson were two fighters for those causes.
Because of the work of those who came before, Roberta Bondar (pictured above) became, perhaps, the biggest success of earlier feminist movements. She was an astronaut, doctor and scientist rolled into one.
As an astronaut, she got a bigger view on life. "When I looked out and saw Earth....something comes to life for you, an incredible emotion. You realize we need all the resources of every culture."
As a baby boomer living in Canada, I lived a privileged life. My family was reasonably well off and my main concern was finishing school and getting a good job. This was accomplished with relative ease.
My knowledge of oppressive dictators was very shallow. My father fought against the Nazis in World World Two, but he said very little about his experiences.
During the 1950s and 60s, I worried about crazy communist leaders who wanted to nuke us.
My ideas about that changed when I saw "Doctor Strangelove". There might be crazy people anywhere (especially in the US) who would enjoy nuking anyone.
During this time, I thought that dictators were like disposable diapers. As soon as one was disposed, another would replace him. This happened in South Vietnam many times.
Supposedly, the CIA was creating dictators in 3rd World countries who were against communism. I wasn't worried about that. I was worried about "nuclear winter" and accidental nuclear war.
I was overjoyed by the collapse of the Soviet Union. I felt that this was a divine answer to Christian prayers about nuclear war.
The dictators (Mugabe, Noriega, Hussein,Pinochet, etc.) were still out there oppressing their peoples, but Christians were isolated from the brutal tyranny in other countries (out of sight and out of mind).
Then the genocides in Darfur, Rwanda and Serbia/Bosnia started to make headlines. I became aware how destructive dictators can be to their populations. I wanted this to stop.
When Egypt overthrew its president, I knew there was a way to solve this brutal dictatorhip problem. Oppressed peoples who desire freedom and democracy could be assisted by Western Governments and The Brotherhood of Christ.
Anyone who read many of my blog entries, should know that I believe in an extraterrestial organization callled "The Brotherhood Of Christ". It is similiar in someways to traditional Christianity and quite different in others. Many of my views on this organization are found on the right side under "Cosmic Views Of The Universe".
It might sound like "Science Fiction" to you, but I didn't want to be straitjacketed by the dogmas of 1st century or medievel Christianity.
There has been much evil on this planet perpetrated by extreme religious views or personal views.
I've been dismayed by the unrestrained destructive power of dictators like Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc.
Many fundamentalist Christians are sitting around waiting for God to rapture them. This is hardly a Christian activist way of dealing with global evils like nuclear weapons or dictators who would use WMDs or anything else to stay in power or fulfil their deranged religious prophecies.
I believe in responsible Christianity, not "Escape to Heaven And Let God Handle Everything Christianity".
I believe in spiritual stewardship over the Earth, not only in this life but in the next life as well. We can't escape our duties and responsibilities.
Spirits have to become empowered and work as a team in overcoming the major evils in this world. This doesn't happen over night. Training in this life and the next will help a believer become a powerful/knowing being who can make a difference.
Directed prayer is an entry level towards those ends.
Personally, I'd like to rid this planet of poverty, cancer, dictators and pollution. These are big problems. Lets roll up our sleeves and start putting a better world in place.
For the past week, I felt like Phil Collins in "The Land Of Confusion". This had nothing to do with world events or politicians. It had everything to do with not being able to publish a blog entry.
I couldn't upload pictures or html code to my blog. I couldn't even publish text sentences. I didn't know whether this problem came from my computer or Tripod's computer. I had, at least, three technicians working on these issues. I did virus scans, I changed Explorer's settings, I emptied garbage out of my computer. Nothing seemed to work.
Then, today, I discovered the radio button on my blog manager. I knew it was there, you had to put the dot into circle before you could start working on a blog entry. But something else had to happen, the dot had to be clicked again to activate the program.
Eureka, it worked as you can see. I went from a "disemblogged guy" to a "blogateer". Happiness is blog software that works.
There's lots of Christian apps to put on your mobile devices. Some are even working on a Jesus app which may bring you into closer contact with "The Son of God". I've seen an app that puts a strong image of Christ into your brain. I'm not enthusiastic about that one.
The closest thing I have to "a Jesus App" in this blog is the list of entries on the right side under "Cosmic Views Of The Universe". Check them out.
I feel many of us have a psychic channel in our mind that we seldom use. It allows us to use spiritual perceptions throughout the cosmos. If there was a Jesus app, it would be connected to us through "A Third Eye".