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Jesus Christ 'was GREEK and not Jewish': Amazon Prime documentary claims ancient
philosopher Apollonius of Tyan who preached and performed miracles was actually the Son of God

•Documentary claims a Greek religious preacher was the true 'son of God'
•Apollonius of Tyan was a known miracle worker, but eradicated from history 
•Born around same time as Jesus in Central Anatolia, which is now part of Turkey
•Wild claims were made in a  documentary called Bible Conspiracies
•'He reportedly restored life to the dead and spoke of things beyond the human reach. And, unlike Jesus, there is evidence to prove that he actually existed'

Jesus has been confused with a Greek philosopher who lived at the same time and was thought to restore life to the dead, according to a new documentary. Descriptions of Jesus' life and the miracles he performed in the New Testament may have been mistaken for Preacher Apollonius of Tyan. There are striking physical similarities between the two and there is more evidence that Apollonius existed.  The Amazon documentary, Bible Conspiracies, suggests that Jesus might actually be Apollonius.  

The documentary does not dispute that Jesus existed as a historical figure, however, it claims that the person described in the New Testament as the 'son of God' may have been Apollonius. Apollonius of Tyan was born the 3rd or 4th year BC in Central Anatolia. Both Jesus and Apollonius were preachers and supposedly performed miracles in the first century AD. They are both depicted as having long beards. The series explains how Apollonius rose to prominence by performing miracles and amassing followers - in a similar way to Jesus.

'He became a disciple of Pythagoras renouncing flesh, wine and women. He wore no shoes and let his hair and beard grow long,' the documentary reveals.
It continues: 'He soon became a reformer and fixed his abode in the Temple of Aesculapius'. Apollonius rose to prominence by amassing religious followers as he preached and performed miracles. 'Eventually Apollonius became a wise sage himself and his own notoriety grew. Aurelian the Roman Emperor vowed to erect temples and statues to his honour. Was there ever anything among men more holy?

'He reportedly restored life to the dead and spoke of things beyond the human reach. And, unlike Jesus, there is evidence to prove that Apollonius actually existed.'  The explosive claims go against more traditional views of Apollonius that believe him to have been no more than a philosopher. Reactions to the documentary have not been kind.  (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: Wonder why? After having previous attacks against the person of Jesus Christ backfire on them, here again the so-called Scientific Communtiy at large has again reared its ugly head to take yet another stab at the age-old tactic, hopefully it could actually stick this time.

 Attacks against the person of Jesus Christ began almost immediately after the crucifiction and have persisted until the present day. One attack even coming from a President of The United States. Thomas Jefferson, who in his work "The Life and Morals of Jesus Christ" removes Jesus as The Son of God, or being divine altogether, reducing him to little more than The Bhudda. In our modern age the arrogant and unbelieveing use so-called "science" to convince the masses to doubt that Jesus Christ is who he said he was. This kind of doubt could cause your damnation.

Fact is that scripture bears dozens of references to Jesus' lineage as a Jew in the line of King David, and even further back to Moses and even Abraham. But the foes of Christ like to use extrabiblical sources to state their case. OK, here's one for you: According to extra-biblical historical accounts, a company of Roman Soldiers were sent to guard the tomb of Jesus after his execution to prvent the body being stolen. This is a fact from the official records of The Roman gurd at the time in ancient Judea. If Jesus was infact Greek then why is he being entombed according to jewish tradition? If Greek his body would have either been burned on a pyre or the body laid out for viewing, rites, and rituals done by the family. Jesus was laid in a jewish tomb designed to allow the body to open-air disintergrate so that just the bones remain, then the bones would have been placed in an ossuary (bone box) then either buried or placed in an even larger tomb along with other ossuaries.

 One thing further to this point: The Roman Emporer Aurelian lived in the 3rd century AD, long after both Jesus and Apollonius were gone from the earth and enough time for fact to be replaced by myth and legend. no one with first hand knowlege of either man would have been around to give account of what really happened. The 3rd century was the age in which Christianity was still an underground movement across the Mediterranean and Christians were being hunted and persecuted. Emporer Aurelian had good cause to hate Jews, hate Christians, hate Jesus.


Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder
                                                                                               Indian Country Today

 Nathan Phillips, Omaha, is a Vietnam-era Veteran who hosts a sacred pipe ceremony at Arlington, was taunted in D.C.

 Native Twitter has gone ablaze as a Native American elder singing the AIM Song in Washington DC during the Indigenous Peoples March was ridiculed, taunted and mocked by a group of non-Native youth.

 The video, which was posted by YouTube account holder KC NOLAND, was also screen captured and shared on other social media accounts with views shortly gaining tens of thousands of views.

 The elder is Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder who is also a Vietnam-era Veteran and former director of the Native Youth Alliance. He is also a keeper of a sacred pipe and holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery.

Phillips is also the subject of a previous racially-based incident when he was taunted and harassed by Eastern Michigan University students who were dressed stereo-typically as Native Americans. As reported in FOX 2 News, he was yelled at and hit by a thrown beer can. In a previous interview with Phillips, he told Indian Country Today that the Vietnam era was not easy as a marine. “People called me a baby killer and a hippie girl spit on me.” Indian Country Today does not have further details, but will report as more details emerge. (Quoted)


Video shows teens in MAGA hats surrounding Native American veteran
                                                                                            CBS News

 A Catholic school in northern Kentucky is investigating after video of an encounter between a group of white students wearing "Make America Great Again" hats and a Native American Vietnam veteran drew backlash online. The video was recorded Friday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Nathan Phillips, a veteran who attended the Indigenous Peoples March, is shown singing and playing a drum inches away from one student. Phillips said in a video posted to Instagram that some students were chanting "build that wall."

 "This is indigenous land, you're not supposed to have walls here. We never did for a millennia. We never had a prison; we always took care of our elders, took care of our children, always provided for them, taught them right from wrong. I wish I could see that energy ... put that energy to making this country really, really great," Phillips said, wiping away tears. The teens were identified on social media as students at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky. They were in Washington, D.C., to attend the March for Life rally, an annual gathering of anti-abortion activists, which included an appearance Friday from Vice President Mike Pence.  (Abbreviated)

AND NOW.....

A new video shows a different side of the encounter between a Native American elder and teens in MAGA hats

A video that shows white high school students in Make America Great Again hats and shirts mocking a Native American elder shocked the country, leading to widespread denunciations of the teens' behavior.

It was a moment in a bigger story that is still unfolding. A new video that surfaced Sunday shows what happened before and after the encounter Friday in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. In the new video, another group taunts the students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky with disparaging and vulgar language. The group of black men, who identify as members of the Hebrew Israelites, also shout racist slurs at participants of the Indigenous Peoples Rally and other passersby.

The new video adds context to an encounter viewed by many as the latest sign of bigotry infecting the country. Screenshots of a smirking teen staring down Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips spread through the internet, sparking widespread outrage. But a teen who says he was involved in the encounter said the students' actions have been wrongly interpreted as racist. In a statement, Nick Sandmann said the students decided to raise their voices to drown out the Hebrew Israelites' inflammatory comments -- not to intimidate or mock Phillips. Phillips has said the teen blocked his escape. But neither Sandmann's statement or the video will be the last word on the controversy. Here's what the video shows. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: The News Media has long understood its power to mold public thinking, in the age of Donald Trump it has become weaponized against The President and those who support him. here we have a perfect example of The Compliant News Media's glut, it's personal bias in reporting, and its irresponsibility for the world to see. Biblebybenntt was shown this video at first and thought how this was so inappropriate of these kids with MAGA hats and how we bet The News Media will use this against Trump. Then we were all treated the following 48 hrs to one news show after another of talking heads using this to confirm to the nations just how bad Trump supporters really are, racist. Having the native ameican veteran sitting in interviews claiming victim-hood.

 Now we all know the whole story, don't we, so CNN spent the next morning back-tracking on themselves, their own reporters, and actually attempted to make the mistake on their part seem justified, fact is that they should never had brought it to air to ebgin with. They understand their role as an opinion maker, and realize that in rushing this story out they are attempting to paint Trump and his supporters as racists. So they got caught, and the whole world saw it happen.


Former FBI lawyer: Plot to record, remove Trump not a joke
                                                                                                 The Hill

Don’t tell former FBI general counsel James Baker that those now-infamous discussions about secretly recording President Trump and using the tapes to remove him from office were a joke. He apparently doesn’t believe it. And he held quite the vantage point — he was on the inside of the bureau’s leadership in May 2017, when the discussions occurred. Baker told Congress last week that his boss — then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was dead serious about the idea of surreptitiously recording the 45th president and using the evidence to make the case that Trump should be removed from office, according to my sources.

Baker told lawmakers he wasn’t in the meeting McCabe had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in which the subject came up. But he did have firsthand conversations with McCabe and the FBI lawyer assigned to McCabe, Lisa Page, about the issue. “As far as Baker was concerned, this was a real plan being discussed,” said a source directly familiar with the congressional investigation. “It was no laughing matter for the FBI.” Word of Baker’s testimony surfaced just days before Rosenstein was set to be interviewed in private on Thursday by House Judiciary Committee lawmakers. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: Americans do not understand just how serious this matter is. Under Congressional scrutiny McCabe, head of Barak Obama's FBI, conspired with others to actually remove a sitting US President who is proven to be duly and lawfully elected by the populace, thus subverting the will of The Citizen Voters.

 The FBI was founded at about the beginning of the 1900's and was intended to investigate prostitution, then it became about prohibition, then it became about organized crime and corruption, then, post WWII morphed into defeding Americans against communist plots and later after 9/11 seemingly any and all threats to the Federal Government. Does anybody even understand their role anymore? The CIA was borne out of The Cold War, thank you Harry Truman. It has always worked as an information gathering organization. And can anybody today tell us what it is exactly they do? And how did we get to to the point where both The FBI and The CIA are actually assisting one branch of Government in the work of attempting to remove the head of another branch of Government?

 The other problem americans should take very seriously here is that you have a Compliant Major News Media covering for them. Not necessarily a new tactic, Most all major news outlets (sometimes even Fox News) have an established pattern of picking and choosing what is an is not newsworthy for the public consumption, it is abvious they chose such information regarding the purposeful targeting by The CIA and FBI against The Trump campaign should remain quiet. Little wonder ratings and wealth for the Compliant Major News media outlets have dwindled. it was only a month ago that a few of them actually had to close shop and lay off employees-that is not what successful businesses do, do they?
 The entire time The Compliant Major News Media breathlessly seeks something they can hold over The Presidency of Donald Trump they fool themselves into believing that the majority of the public agree when them. The truth is that americans watched what they did for Barak Hussein Obama in 2008, then again for Hillary Clinton in 2016, then turn around and attmpt to make it seem as if their representations of affiars are unbiased and wholly truthful. American are not stupid. Americans all over this country have turned their backs on the Compliaant Major News Media. The numbers don't lie, news rooms are closing all over the country.
 Other evidence before the general public is simply how Hillary Clinton is still being protrayed. Other than faint voices that appear to still have a problem with the sexual dalliances of former president Bill Clinton do you see or hear any media stories on the doings of Hillary Clinton? Do most Americans even know what she does for a living nowadays? One would think that a Compliant Major News Media that was clearly all-in for The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign would be so quiet on her affairs post election, but they are. Why?

 The American public are not stupid, that is how Donald Trump got elected. It is actually The Compliant Major News Media that is stupid because they cannot seem to make the realization it is they themselves who actually got Donald Trump elected in the first place. And so when Americans see how the Complaint major News Media broadcast these reports supporting the efforts of The brave and bold CIA and FBI and their efforts to uncover the truth behind the Trump election, americans turn the channel. They realize that the tru collusion is not Trump and Russia, it is between the Complaint Major News Media with The FBI and The CIA.


Exposed: The myth that the world is going to hell! Seven incredible charts that prove the world IS becoming a better place - despite all the doom and gloom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The UK Daily Mail

•Globalization has helped lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, with the proportion of people in extreme poverty cut in half during the past 20 years
•At the same time, advances in science, health care and technology have led to longer lifespans, better education and greater freedoms than ever before
•Life expectancy worldwide is nearly 72 years - up from roughly 35 years during the Industrial Revolution - and global child mortality rates are at record lows
Humankind is actually better off than it has ever been before: worldwide, life expectancies are up, child mortality rates are down and global income inequality has fallen. 

In his book 'Factfulness,' late Swedish academic Hans Rosling outlines the countless ways in which the world has become a better place over the past century – important global context, he says, for the problems that preoccupy our minds and color our perspectives. For example, each day an estimated 200,000 people worldwide are lifted above the $2-a-day poverty line. And more than 300,000 people gain access to electricity and clean water for the first time, every single day. Globalization has had some downsides, for instance by depressing middle-class wages in developed countries with advanced economies. But it has also played a role in lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty – particularly in Southeast Asia. Overall, Rosling maintained that there are several key metrics that prove that the world should be more optimistic about the future. German economist Max Roser illustrated many of those same metrics on his data visualization website, Our World in Data....

...'In fact, the vast majority of the world's population lives somewhere in the middle of the income scale,' he wrote. 'Perhaps they are not what we think of as middle class, but they are not living in extreme poverty. Their girls go to school, their children get vaccinated, they live in two-child families and they want to go abroad on holiday, not as refugees.' ...

...Life expectancy across Europe during the Industrial Revolution hovered around 35 years – a number likely held down by high infant and child mortality rates, widespread disease in the pre-antibiotics era and high rates of women dying in childbirth. Now life expectancy worldwide is nearly 72 years – an astounding achievement of modern medicine. In the Americas alone it reached 76.9 by 2015. Rosling attributed the longer life expectancies to the fact that 'basic modernizations have reached most people and improved their lives drastically. They have plastic bags to store and transport food. They have plastic buckets to carry water and soap to kill germs.' ....

...'A lot of what went right was public health interventions,' Roser told 'The water supply today is much safer, has less pathogens that vulnerable children can succumb to and another big public health intervention is vaccinations. A lot of the diseases which previously killed millions of children were ones for which we developed vaccines.'  'It's also just an improvement in overall living conditions,' added Roser, whose work parallels Rosling's. 'The fact that people are much better nourished, that education has improved and people have a better understanding of how to ensure their children stay healthy, (and they have) better housing conditions.' ....

....In other good news, more people around the world – some 55.8 percent – are living in Democracies than any other time in human history, Rosling noted. That's compared to 31.4 percent in 1950.

As of 2015, just 23.23 percent of the world's population lived in an autocracy – a system of government in which one person holds absolute power – and 90 percent of them are in China. Compare that to 1980 when 43.6 percent of the world lived under an autocracy. Roser attributes this in part to the rapid information sharing now possible through the news and social media. As a society becomes more educated and has greater access to information about how its leaders are managing (or mismanaging) their country, citizens become empowered to push back against authoritarian leaders. In addition, the rapid pace of technological developments creates a more dynamic economy, making it harder for wealth to be limited to those who have inherited it. ...

....Ultimately, Rosling - and Roser - held that there is much to be hopeful about as we look to the future and learn from the past. 'We shouldn't diminish the tragedies of the droughts and famines happening right now,' Rosling wrote. 'But knowledge of the tragedies of the past should help everyone realize how the world has become both much more transparent and much better at getting help to where it's needed.'  (Abbreviated & Quoted)

                               " But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
                                 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
                                 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,
                                 until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
                                And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
                                Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
                                Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
                               Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
                               But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched,
                               and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
                               Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

                                                                                                                                                                  Book of Matthew Ch. 24

I allowed more language in this piece than usual to demonstrate the glee and the arrogance of our modern age here. Biblebybennett could easily teach on the very nature and reason for Hell but most Readers of this site already know this, but to the unfaithful, the unsaved, it is a fearful topic and misunderstood due to their vanity:
                            "This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
                              Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
                             Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness."

                                                                                                                                                                    Book of Ephesians Ch. 4

But, as quoted beforehand, these are yet another sign of the times as it is being admitted that mankind walks comfortable enough in its own vanity that they no longer consider the option of Hell. This is the arrogance of sin, as those who have sin refuse to see their own sin, therefore, they cannot see the punishment, which is hell (as livin) and then eternal seperation from God (which is the second death, Book of Revelation Ch. 19).

This story is evident of the nature of mankind in these last days. This story goes to support the words of Jesus in The Book of Matthew Ch. 24 and we are indeed living in the last days and this world is indeed moving headlong into hell with a smile on its face.


Trump was right to pull out of Syria and Afghanistan. This is what he should do next
                                                                                                                                      The Washington Post

President Trump is receiving an onslaught of criticism for his decision to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan. Congressional Democrats should not pile on without offering an alternative vision. We should applaud the president’s desire to put an end to these interventions, but should challenge him to assemble a team that does so with better planning and diplomacy. We should articulate a foreign policy doctrine of responsible withdrawal that prioritizes restraint and human rights.

Let’s start with a fact that the mainstream media has glossed over when criticizing Trump’s Syria decision: His decision is in compliance with U.S. and international law. The presence of U.S. troops in the Syrian civil war was never authorized by Congress. We are also violating international law by invading Syria without the approval of the United Nations. Before any administration official can advocate keeping troops in Syria to fight the Islamic State, Congress needs to offer authorization. Trump also deserves credit for standing up to the war hawks within his own administration who started inventing rationales for remaining in the country: countering Iran and seeing an end to the Assad regime. That is the definition of mission creep. While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a brutal dictator and should be tried at the Hague for international war crimes, the United States should not militarily overthrow him. (Abbreviated: please see the Washington post Opinion pages for more)


Trump is right to withdraw US troops from Syria
                                                                                   UK Guardian

Donald Trump unexpectedly announced that the US would be pulling its troops out of Syria on Wednesday, and the entire national security establishment exploded in anger that one of our many wars may be ending.

Members of Congress, like Republican senators Bob Corker and Lindsey Graham – who have never met a war they didn’t like – are furious that Congress wasn’t consulted in the decision. Members of the media have proclaimed that the “winners” here are Assad and Putin, despite the fact that the stated mission in Syria was never to fight them in the first place. And pundit after pundit derided that this decision is a win for terrorists, with no thought to whether we are creating just as many terrorists by being there at all.

Lost in the discussion was any semblance of questioning whether it’s in America’s interests to have thousands of troops fighting and dying in yet another Middle Eastern country. Does anyone know what the long-term military strategy in Syria would be, or how we would ever exit? Does anyone care that many legal experts – regardless of how evil Assad or Isis was and is – think sending troops into Syria was illegal, given that Congress never debated or approved sending troops there? Should we fight in Syria forever, just because Russia also thinks we should leave? What percentage of the American public even knew to begin with over 2,000 troops have been on the ground in Syria occupying a third of the country for years?

First under Obama, and then under Trump, the US military quietly built up its on the ground presence in Syria without any public debate and often under the veil of official secrecy. The American public often only found out that troops were stationed there because of leaks to the media or quiet announcements long after they arrived. In fact, just six days ago the Washington Post reported that US troops would be stationed in Syria “indefinitely” and now occupy over one third of the country. The Post referred to it as our “hidden war in Syria”. No one seemed to care about that at the time, but now that troops may be coming home, everyone is upset. (Abbreviated: Please see entire article at

Biblebybennett: Many americans are only finding out this week just how deeply The United States had involved itself in the Syrian matter. Fact is that Barak Hussein Obama committed not just military advisors to the conflict but ameican soldiers and technology, too, which was a very, very unpopular thing to do. This was done very, very quietly (thanks to assistance from a Complaint Major News media which protected any bad decision ever made by Obama).
 For those of you who don't recall,  up to that point,  the news media were making daily (and sometimes hourly) dire reports about the abuses of The Assad regime and how Assad had to go.

What actually prevented Barak Hussein Obama from doing anything militarily was Russia, which has a strateigic military base close to Damascus, and having stepped up its military capability in Syria made it almost impossible for The US military assets to comfortably operate in Syrian space. This is what Trump inherited. The only reason why Trump allowed US troops to remain this long was due to the presence of Iran-backed ISIS fighters (who we now know were the Rebel factions fighting Assad with The US helping them.

 The plans of The UN, The EU, and Barak Hussein Obama to force Assad out of his own country failed as The Rebel forces failed,. There was no reason to remain in a place and a situation that was never a direct threat to The United States and not at all popular to The American public.  Now you hear the familar cries from them of how were are abandoning our Allies. You know our Allies, don't you? These are the countries who come to our aid when we have natural disasters....oh wait, that's right, none of our Allies come to our aid like we do all over the globe! The actual fact is that Trump is denying the so-called "allies" their opportunity to use the vast resources of The United States to enforce globalist policies and matters of no benefit to the Unites States.


 In spite of what you see and hear The United States will never (EVER) completely leave the middle east. This is because there is a certain spirit at work in mankind which is prepping the nations to make war together in the final days at The Battle of Armegeddon (Book of Revelation Ch. 19). This is also the reason why Russia and China have been moving military assets into the region, other nations, such as Japan for example, shall follow suit. We will never leave the Middle East-ever!


.S. population sees the slowest growth in 80 years caused by a record drop in birth rates and an increase in death rates
                                                                                                                                                                                 UK Daily Mail

•The population grew 0.6 percent to 372.2 million people – the lowest since 1937
•The fastest growing states were concentrated in the South and the Western U.S.
•Nevada and Idaho led, each with a 2.1 percent population bump in the last year
•Nine states saw their population decline, with the sharpest drop-off in New York

Americans are having less babies, resulting in the slowest population growth in more than 80 years, according to newly released U.S. Census data. Nationwide, the population grew 0.6 percent to 372.2 million people – the least growth since 1937, demographer William Frey, of the Brookings Institution, told the Wall Street Journal.

The fastest growing states were concentrated in the South and the West, outpacing the Northeast and Midwest, according to numbers through July 1. Nevada and Idaho led the way, with a 2.1 percent bump in population in the last year alone, followed by Utah (1.9 percent), Arizona (1.7 percent) and Florida and Washington (1.5 percent each).  Nine states saw their population decline, with the sharpest drop-off in New York (down 48,510), followed by Illinois (45,116), West Virginia (11,216), Louisiana (10,840) and Hawaii (3,712).

The other states seeing a decline in population include Mississippi (3,133), Alaska (2,348), Connecticut (1,215) and Wyoming (1,197). 'Many states have seen fewer births and more deaths in recent years,' said Sandra Johnson, a demographer/statistician in the Population Division of the Census Bureau. 'If those states are not gaining from either domestic or international migration they will experience either low population growth or outright decline.'


Japan suffers biggest natural population decline ever in 2018

Japan suffered its biggest natural population decline ever this year, government statistics show.

The fast-graying nation also posted a record-low birthrate, as the estimated number of babies born in 2018 dipped to 921,000 -- the lowest since records began in 1899 -- according to a report published Friday by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.The number of newborns is estimated to have shrunk by 25,000 from 2017, and the figure remains under the 1 million mark for the third year running. Deaths in 2018 also hit a postwar record high of 1.369 million, with a natural population decline of 448,000 -- the highest ever....

...Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to prevent the population from dropping below 100 million by 2060. In 2017, the government announced a 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) spending package to expand free preschool for children aged 3 to 5 -- and for children aged 2 and under from low-income families -- and cut waiting times at day care centers. (Abbreviated & Quoted)

Biblebybennett:  While this is going on the global population is experiencing slower and slower growth due to decreased fertility issues, requiring science to step in and provide the answers with DNA technology and possibly even human cloning. The global population shall continue to suffer a decline heading into the last of the last days, this is a harvesting process described in scripture:

Sorry, Old Testament: Most Theologians Don't Use You

                                                                                Christianity Today

Do you ever feel that pastors are always preaching on the same Bible verses? Or that theologians always seem to reference the Gospels and Paul, but rarely the Old Testament?

You’re likely right, according to a new study of the 100 Bible verses cited most frequently in systematic theology books. Faithlife, the organization behind Logos Bible Software, examined more than 830,000 verses across more than 300 works to produce the list. Unsurprisingly, the New Testament gets used a lot more than the Old Testament, with references to Paul’s letters making especially frequent appearances. The Gospel of John, the Gospel of Matthew, and the Book of Hebrews are also frequently cited.

By contrast, only 9 of the top 100 most-cited Bible passages in systematic theology come from the Old Testament—with Genesis accounting for 8 of them. (Isaiah is the ninth). References to 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, and Ezra are among the least common, with most of the historical literature in the Old Testament receiving very short shrift from theologians. Wisdom literature and prophecy faired a bit better, as did the Pentateuch. But only Genesis and Isaiah cracked the top 100 list....
...Logos also classified each reference for what sort of doctrine or topic it was used for, and offered breakouts of the top five references for a variety of theological categories, including Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, eschatology, and theology proper. After theology proper, Christology enjoys the most biblical references in its top five list, with the top verse (John 1:14) referenced 449 times. On the other end of the spectrum, eschatology (theology of the end times) and demonology (theology of demons) had very low frequencies for their top verses.

Biblebybennett: Society changes, has changed and dramatically continues to change, has so especially in the past 40 years. Just as cell phones, internet, and social media have changed society in only the past 25 years, messages deemed necessary to this new egneration had to change, too. Many see the Old Testiment as only history, and a flawed history at that. Secular sources claiming to be edcuators have had some limited success in causeing ht emasses to believe that the Bible itself is only a philisophical work which had no divine content, and that jesus himself was little more than a philosopher which good messages. This exact same concept was espoused by people like Prresident Thomas Jefferson and has only gotten more and mor traction as time progresses.

 The more this new society embraces the philisophical image of Jesus of Nazareth the less and less relevant the lessons and storties of The Old Testiment become.

Suicides on the increase as the end of the world draws near

Drug and suicide deaths rise as US life expectancy drops
                                                                                           BBC News

Life expectancy in the US has dropped once again, thanks in part to rising suicide and drug overdose rates, according to new government reports.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found nearly 70,000 more Americans died in 2017 than 2016, with rising rates of death among 25- to 44-year-olds. Thursday's reports revealed synthetic opioid-related overdose death rates rose by 45% on average, nationwide. The suicide rate is also the highest it has been in decades. Americans can expect to live just over 78 years and six months on average - a 0.1 year drop from 2016, according to the report released on Thursday.

"Tragically, this troubling trend is largely driven by deaths from drug overdose and suicide," said CDC director Robert Redfield in a statement.

"Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the nation's overall health and these sobering statistics are a wake-up call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions that are preventable."

The top 10 leading causes of death - including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and suicide - were the same as in 2016, accounting for the majority of deaths. Only cancer death rates decreased by 2.1%, while the rates for most other causes increased. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: Not only have we made it more excusable for someone to take their own life, we also have provided more the means to do so.


Man heard voices telling him to kill
                                              UK Daily Mail

'If me and Phoebe didn't die, everybody was going to go to hell': Father who hurled his five-year-old daughter to her death from a bridge says voices drove him to do it

•John Jonchuck, 29, faces life without parole on a first-degree murder charge
•He threw his daughter Phoebe, 5, to her death from a Florida bridge in 2015
•His statements about hearing voices emerged this week in court documents
•Witnesses say he was acting on strange religious obsessions prior to the death
•Jonchuck's attorneys will argue that he is not guilty by reason of insanity

 A man accused of dropping his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge told doctors that voices urged him to kill the child.

 Court records revealed the twisted perspective of John Jonchuck, 29, for the first time since he hurled his five-year-old daughter Phoebe from a St Petersburg, Florida bridge in 2015, killing her, the Tampa Bay Times reported.'I was hearing voices saying that if me and Phoebe didn't die, everybody was going to go to hell,' Jonchuck said, according to the records.  Asked who was going to die, Jonchuck told a psychiatrist: 'Everybody in the world.'

'I think about her every night, in the mornings when I wake up,' Jonchuck told the psychiatrist, according to the records. He said he still has 'bad dreams' in which his daughter is 'laying there' and he can't 'get her to wake up.' Jonchuck added: 'Because I was a really good father and she loved me so much and I always promised her that I'm not going to let anything happen, and I did.'  Asked why he cared about everyone else dying, he said: 'Because I felt like with that Bible that night I was telling everybody that I was the Creator.'  'Because I felt like the voices were telling me something that was real ... Because I didn't want anybody else to get hurt.' After numerous delays, Jonchuck is set to go to trial on a charge of first-degree murder in the spring of 2019. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett:  Having brought to you many such stories in the past, Biblebybennett hopes that the message is clear that there are spritual forces at work in this world which propel the living to do rash and harsh things against their better natures, in this case we have a Father instructed to kill his own child. As detailed in book, encounter with The Aberdeen Wildman, A true story, of Biblebvybennett's own accounts of delaing with oppressive voices, thoughts, and feelings of a spiritual nature and how they affetced the life of a young man.

 But it is one thing to hear voices telling you to commit terrible acts, it is quite another thing when you actually listen to them and act on them. At one point in our lives most all of us will experience this same thing. There are those who are killers and those who cannot kill. This man had it within him to kill, thus the reason for the violent spirit oppression telling him to do so. The other side of the problem is that we live in a world which uses something thewy call science to explain-away anything spiritual, and promptly prescribing medications and therapies to handle something not in their control. Also is a society which went out of its way to teach generations that a human life is disposable, that life is not worth living unles you have a certain status or money, or friends-this man may have had reasons enough to think the way that he did. The Spritual influence was just that little tip necessary to send him over the edge.

 Should we be more self aware?

Remembering G. H.W. Bush with rose-colored glasses, and themselves with a rose-colored mirror

President George Bush - '41' - will lie in state at US Capitol wearing special socks
                                                                                                                                      USA Today

When President H.W. Bush lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda starting Monday evening, he will be wearing a pair of socks that "pay tribute to his lifetime of service," family spokesman Jim McGrath says.

Bush was known for wearing colorful, often whimsical socks. Days before the Texas primary in March, he  wore red, white and blue socks with emblazoned with the word "VOTE." He also wore book-themed socks to his wife Barbara's funeral in April to celebrate her commitment to literacy. On Monday, McGrath tweeted a photo of gray socks with several small jets flying in formations with tiny jetstreams behind them. The former president flew more than 50 combat missions in World War II, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

"The 41st President will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18 year-old naval aviator in war," McGrath tweeted. "That legacy is now being carried, in part, by the brave, selfless men and women" aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. A  brief departure ceremony for the former president's remains drew several family members to Ellington Field in Houston on Monday morning. An arrival ceremony was scheduled for later in the day at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington.

Another ceremony Monday will mark the body's arrival at the Capitol before the public can begin to pay respects starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Bush will lie in state until 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday.  A funeral service is planned for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral,and President Donald Trump has said he will attend. "Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush," Trump tweeted Monday. Former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Bush's son, George W. Bush also will attend.  (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: Having lived through those times it was with great confusion to watch the Compliant Major News Media speak of the life and career of former President Bush. Biblebybennett recalls how the news media at the time, having hounded Bush's predecessor, Ronald Reagan, picked right up with the new prsident by attaching what lables they could conjur ata the time to him, and Bush could do nothing right for them. hence were the creation in media of programming designed to paint Bush and his Administration as incompetent and prejudiced.

 Lest anyone remeber the television program Murphy Brown? Today we have so many television programs designed to offer counterpoints to everything said and done by The Sitting President, Murphy Brown was a television show designed to do exactly that, which is why it has been given a re-birth in the age of trump, only, Candice Bergen is nowhere near as pleasant to look at as she was in the 1980's and 1990's. Let us also not forget how Saturday Night Live had an almost relentless program against Bush.

 From a political standpoint; bush only got the job because he was Roanld Reagan's Vice President, and he promised when running for president in 1988 that he would continue the programs and economic prosperity Reagan gave the country. Bush failed to deliver on his promises, even outright broke them, and no surprise watched his chances of a second term end facing re-election in 1992 against Bill Clinton, but  Bush also had to contend with challenger H. Ross Perot, a name mysteriously having nbeen missing during the proceedings this week.

 So, while it is entertaining to watch The Compliant Major News Media use former president Bush to make their overtrodden points about how Trump is not as well-behaved, it is done by the very same people who went out of their way to harm his presidency and impune his character. It should be noted that trump did away with NAFTA, one of the signature policy of G.H W Bush's presidency, hence even more attacks against Trump's lack of tact and morality against the untiley passing of The Elder Bush. If they will not speak honestly about their role in the presidency of George H. W. Bush, why listen to them?

                        THE JERUSELAM QUESTION

U.S. Embassy opens in Jerusalem amid Palestinian protests 
                                                                      CBS News

Amid deadly clashes along the Israeli-Palestinian border, President Trump declared Monday a "great day" for Israel. His top aides celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as a campaign promised fulfilled.

"While presidents before him have backed down from their pledge to move the American Embassy once in office, this president delivered," White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said. "Because when President Trump makes a promise, he keeps it." Mr. Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Kushner, along with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, led the U.S. delegation with a single message: Only Mr. Trump had the courage to act on what America has wanted for a long

The relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv has infuriated the Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as a future capital. Protests roiled the Gaza border, resulting in at least 43 Palestinians killed, officials said.


Controversial US pastors take part in Jerusalem embassy opening

Monday's ceremony marking the relocation of the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem broke with tradition in more ways than one. Besides the political concerns over the move itself, a pair of Christian evangelical leaders were on hand whose words have caused their own share of controversy. Pastor John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel, delivered the benediction at the ceremony.

"We thank you, O Lord, for President Donald Trump's courage in acknowledging to the world a truth that was established 3,000 years ago -- that Jerusalem is and always shall be the eternal capital of the Jewish people," Hagee said.

"And because of that courage of our President, we gather here today to consecrate the ground upon which the United States Embassy will stand reminding the dictators of the world that America and Israel are forever united," he added.

A major proponent of the embassy move, Hagee said in a recent interview with conservative news site Breitbart that he told Trump he would win "political immortality" for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv.

"I told him that the moment that you do that, I believe that you will step into political immortality," the news site quoted Hagee as saying. "Because you are having the courage to do what other presidents did not have the courage to do."

Meanwhile, another controversial evangelical pastor, Robert Jeffress, said a prayer at the embassy opening.

"We come before you, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, thanking you for bringing us to this momentous occasion in the life of your people and in the history of our world," Jeffress said on Monday.  Jeffress went on to praise the leadership of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Trump.

"We want to thank you for the tremendous leadership of our great president, Donald J. Trump. Without President Trump's determination, resolve and courage we would not be here today," he said.

"And I believe I speak for everyone of us when I say I thank you every day that you have given us a President who boldly stands on the right side of history but more importantly stands on the right side of you, O God, when it comes to Israel,"  Jeffress added.  Jeffress, a Southern Baptist, vigorously supported Trump during the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign and was a member of his evangelical advisory board. He even preached at a private service for the President-elect and his family on Inauguration Day in 2017, shortly before Trump took the oath of office.

Despite Jeffress' history of making contentious comments about various faith groups, the White House defended the decision to have him speak at the embassy opening, saying he has long-standing ties to US political figures.

"I think Pastor Jeffress has had a strong relationship with many people in the faith community," deputy press secretary Raj Shah said during Monday's White House briefing....

...The embassy's relocation formally breaks from decades of established American policy and international practice in a move US officials say will create greater regional stability. Critics, however, say the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital could make a region already struggling with four ongoing conflicts all the more combustible. And they argue it marks the end of the US role as an "honest broker" in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
                                                                                                                                        (Abbreviated & Quoted)

Biblebybennett: All of Bible Prophecy is centered around the city of Jeruselam. When The Lord looks down from heaven to see this planet it is Jeruselam he sees first, then the remainder of the world after that. This is why in Bible Prophecy there seems to be so many more prophecies that deal with events in that region of the world as opposed to areas of the planet farther away from it, and it is also the reason why prophesies in scripture seems more vaguely worded about areas farther away from Israel- it is because Jeruselam is the center of The Lord's attention and thus the center of all Bible Prophecy.

 That being said, all the remainder is politics as usual. The same arguments, the same talks of war, the same peace negotiations that have been with us since The Nation of Israel was established in 1948 by a proclaimation from the Uniterd Nations. Yes, that's right, in spite of what you see and hear today, back at the close of World War II a brand, spaking new United Nations worked to return jews to their homeland and established the Nation of israel. On fifference today is that
there is a Spirit of Anti-Christ which moves in mankind, causing the reverse effect, now The UN would like to find a way to get rid of Israel.

 These Pastors are only controversial because the Media has done such a great job of getting pure bible teaching and evangelizing off the television stations that what they have to say would indeed come as a shock to this generation. Preaching hell-fire and brimstone may seem outrageous to some but Jesus himself spoke of it more than the majority of preachers you see on television today. Pastor Hagee, for example, has always been a firely preacher of damnation and does not allow a sermon to leave his lips without the admonishments and warnings of consequences, just as Jesus Christ did. It would have been more hyppocritical if they had The Reverend Al Sharpton speaking instead. His ilk believes salvation is found at the end of a payoff and racial equality, not in Jesus Christ.

Amazing how The President is getting so much heat from The same Complaint Major News Media who applauded and supported Barak Hussein Obama when he wanted to do the same thing, problem is back then BHO was using it as a tool to force the Israelis into a peace deal they would not go for. This is a no win scenario for Trump because the same News Media that got Barak hussein obama elected is the very same News Media looking to get Hillary Clinton in office. And no matter
how much The UN says it supports Israel, their hatred for it grows day after day and becomes more evident. The only place Trump was going to get favorable press was among Jews and most christian organizations that love The Lord and support israel.

The icing on the cake of what could cause a biased news media stroke is how Ivanka Trump handled the matter, all to the loud wails of The Compliant Major News Media- that was supposed to be done by one of their own political news media darlings such as John Kerry or Jimmy Carter, not this barbie doll! Entertaining to watch we must say.

 Prophetically speaking though; In the front lawn of Bible Prophecy this is a simple blade of grass and has no actual prophetcial consequences. However, look now for more nations to jostle for room in Jeruselam for their embassies as we draw closer and closer to the final days and the ultimate battle of Armegeddon.

UPDATE: Biblebybennett would like to add that ongoing from the day this ceremony was taking place that Palestinian and other terrorist forces have been launching grenades and rockets into Israel with not even so much as a yawn from The Compliant Major News Media. What if The United States suffered daily rocket attacks across the Mexican border? Given the propensity for the Compliant Major News Media to choose sides in any conflict, they would certainly be supporting those attacking The US.


Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this and loves you like this'
                                                                                           The Independent

Remarks during conversation with sex abuse victim are pontiff’s clearest acceptance of homosexuality to date

A victim of clerical sex abuse has said Pope Francis told him God made him gay and his sexuality “does not matter”.

Juan Carlos Cruz spoke privately with the pontiff last week about the abuse he suffered at the hands of a prominent Chilean priest. After his sexuality came up in conversation, Francis reportedly told him: “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that and loves you like this and I don’t care. The Pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”

The comments are arguably the most explicit acceptance of homosexuality publicly spoken by a head of the Roman Catholic church, which teaches that gay sex is a sin.
It is not the first time Francis’ remarks have suggested a shift in attitudes. In 2013, he told reporters: “If someone is gay and is looking for the Lord, who am I to judge him? You should not discriminate against or marginalise these people.”


                    "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
                                                                                                   Book of Leviticus Ch. 18

                    "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall
                      a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the
                      Lord thy God."
                                                                                                   Book of Deuteronomy Ch. 22

                    "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither
                     whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are
                     written in the Lamb's book of life."
                                                                                                   Book of revelation Ch. 21

     ABOMINATION:    Hebrew word "Shaqats" which translates to- "filthy, to abhor, to loathe, pollute, detest."

 Ok,  now this is the leader of The Roman Catholic Church, which is supposed to be representing Jesus Christ here on earth and speaks for God himself. OK, so, if The Pope tells a homosexual that God created that man homosexual is he not saying that God himself created that man to be something God will detest? Sound right to you?

 The Pope has a long track record of altering Christian doctrine to better reflect world views on matters, especially sex, and this is yet another example of how this Pope is an abomination all to himself.


Vatican: Pope did not say there is no hell
                                                            The BBC

The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis told a well-known Italian journalist that "there is no hell".

The quote came in an article in Italy's La Repubblica daily. But the Vatican said "no quotations" in the article "should be considered as a faithful transcription" of the Pope's words. The Vatican said the article was based on a private meeting the Pope had with the daily's founder, Eugenio Scalfari.

Catholic Church doctrine affirms the existence of hell and its eternity.

The souls of sinners descend into hell, where they suffer "eternal fire", the Catholic catechism states. However, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the most senior Catholic in England and Wales, said "there's nowhere in Catholic teaching that actually says any one person is in hell".

He told the BBC that the Pope was apparently exploring "the imagery of hell - fire and brimstone and all of that".

"That's never been part of Catholic teaching, it's been part of Catholic iconography, part of Christian iconography," he 
said.                                                                                                                                                  (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: Having been raised Roman Catholic, Biblebybennett states emphatically that they do teach about the existence of hell and how the individual sinner is doomed to go there for all eternity (non-scriptural and incorrect) and that the pathway to salvation is not Jesus Christ, the pathway to salvation is Catholicism AND Jesus Christ. This is what we were taught as children.

 Biblebybennett remembers so clearly how the nuns and the school teachers would make the classic mistake of telling children how there is a hell and that sinners will be condemned there for all eternity, then the nuns and the teachers would wither when confronted with the thousands of questions children classicly do in effeorts to understand things.

 The other suggestion made that The Pope or someone associated with his religion suggests that sinners don't go to a hell but simply disappear after they die wouldn't surprise Biblebybennet as it lines up with pluralistic religious dogma which this Pope has made friends with over the years.

The Idea of NO HELL is the very epitome of the very nature of evil, which will never look at itself or the evil acts they commit as evil, thus would also never agree that there should be a place of comdemnation or punishment for who they are and what they do. Ever wonder why evil and criminals seem to be protected by the system moreso than law abiding citizens? This is because we all live in a world that is ruled by Satan himself:

               "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
                against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

                                                                                                                           Book of Ephesians Ch. 6

 The Roman Catholic Church has chosen to align itself with the principalities and powers, thus adopts their morals and mid-sets, thus does not see sinners so much as evil doers, worthy of judgment, no need for a hell, huh? They see evil doesr as misguided in need of education, and that education does not teach Christ being born into this world to take away their sins.

 Given the extremely liberal policies of this Pope Biblebybennett has no doubt he may had suggested this somehere in the course of his career, but as Pontiff he dares not. The ability to hold the punishment of hell and damnation over a sinner's head is the only trump card they have to play. Take that away what else would The Roman catholic Church have to control the faithful? Faith?


Limiting Access to Guns for Mentally Ill Is Complicated
                                                                      The New York Times

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said on Thursday that he would call on state lawmakers and law enforcement authorities to keep firearms away from the mentally ill.

“How do we make sure that individuals with mental illness do not touch a gun?” the Republican governor said at a news conference, taking an unusually strong stance on a gun control issue. Scott Israel, the Broward County, Fla., sheriff, called on lawmakers in Washington and Tallahassee to expand police powers by allowing officers to detain people for a mental health evaluation on the basis of worrisome social media posts or “graphic threats.”

And President Trump urged people to report anyone whose behavior seemed disturbed, despite the fact that there is no law on the books in Florida that would let the authorities take people’s guns in that situation. In the aftermath of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., elected and law enforcement officials ramped up their demands for expanded authority over the mentally ill who pose a danger, although some of the officials never mentioned curbing access to guns. In doing so, they stepped into a long and complicated balancing act in the United States between public safety and the right to bear arms for people with mental health issues. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: Biblebybennett does not like to waste time or space on a topic which has already been discussed here, so you can read the posting for The almost forgotten already Vegas Shooting to get Biblebybennett's opinion here. But what absolutely MUST be addressed is this ever-growing conversation about qualifying one's mental state to rate them as a potential risk to the public. THAT SHOULD SCARE ANYONE READING THIS because they are really serious about it.

 In the State of Florida, for example, there exists a law in which law enforcement can arrest someone on the grounds of suspicion of being a mental health risk and then subject them (against their will) to psychological evaluation! If found mentally ill (by their own definitions) that poor individual will find themselves incarcerated until proven to no longer be a risk to the public. Now how do you prove that? With an entire nation having been taught over decades to rise up and voice themselves, be yourself, be brave, be bold, don't let anyone put you down or push you around, to stand up for your rights. There is nothing in the Bill of Rights that states any of this must be done in accordance with mental health guidlines. And so here is the dilemma with mental illness.

 In our long history, there is argument to be made that many historical figures could have been mentally ill, especially many who fought The Revolutionary War against The British, and right up to present day where we see a vast human debris field of soldiers suffering PSTD's. Homosexuality was once considered by The AMA to be a mental illness until forced to change this long-standing medical opinion via public and social demands of the day. Over the past several decades the argument has been made that many in certain Christian religious sects are mentally ill because they believe in a creator God and a guy who rose from the dead. And just this past week, on television, a talk show personality accused the current Vice President of The United States of being mentally ill because he believes that Jesus speaks to him. 

 To make a long argument short; Are you mentally ill because you sport anger, rage, or even simply disagree with something? Is the person you are sharing a car or a bus with mentally ill? How can you know? Mental illness (as defined by The AMA) used to be a pretty firm definition for physicians to go by but those terms and definitions have been altered over the past 40+ years to accomodate modern trends in society, for example:

A man throwing a brick through someone's window can be excused nowadays due to that man simply expressing his rage. Rioters can be excused for the millions of dollars of damage they cause, the lives they threaten, and the civil disturbance they inflict because they are simply expressing their first amendment rights.

 Fact is that any person's mental state is constantly in a state of flux, depending on the way events in their lives unfold, depending on possible chemical or physiological changes takes place, and even depending on heavy spiritual affliction, as described in Biblebybennett's book: Encounter with The Aberdeen Wildman, a true story."

 If we use this tragedy (and the many more just like it to come) to justify removing an individual's constitutional rights on the basis of
mental competency, then we begin going down a very slippery slope in which that reasoning shall also lead to individuals also being denied other things as well, such as having children or even practicing their own religion.


 As is the usual with an News Media more concerned with agendas and biases as opposed to actually getting the whole story, seems that this man actually did undergo psychiatric evaluation within the past 2 years and was found competent and capable of owning a firearm. Well, this sure takes the air out of the whole argument doesn't it?

                              TO REPLACE THE MAN

KFC replaces Colonel Sanders with Claudia Sanders for International Women's Day
                                                                                                                      Fox News

KFC in Malaysia is celebrating International Women’s Day by swapping out Colonel Sanders for his wife Claudia as the face of the company. The fast-food chain debuted the change with a YouTube video explaining Claudia’s role in the company. “Mrs. Sanders played a very important role in the success of KFC. While the Colonel was busy promoting his chicken and running the company, she took orders in the restaurant, mixed the secret blend of herbs and spices, and as you know, in those days there were no courier services, so she had to take the orders to the train station for shipping,” Merrill Pereyra, CEO of QSR Brands, which owns KFC Malaysia, says in the video.

Claudia was the Colonel’s second wife and met him when she worked as a waitress in his first restaurant, Sanders Café, Business Insider reports. She soon began helping him run what would become a successful international fast food chain. ''While he was out selling, I was home doing the work, Claudia recounted in an interview, the Associated Press reports.

Others have recognized Claudia’s contribution to KFC, as is noted in her 1997 obituary by AP. ''We could not have been the company we are now without Claudia's contributions,'' said David Novak, KFC's president and chief executive. While some people recognized the company’s efforts to honor Claudia, others felt as though swapping out the logo for a day doesn’t go far enough in championing women’s rights. (Abbreviated)


McDonald’s Flips Its Golden Arches in Honor of International Women’s Day
                                                                                                        US Weekly

McDonald’s is proudly supporting International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8, by flipping its iconic golden arches upside down and turning them into a “W.”

Celebrities Who Love Eating Fast Food  » For the first time in the brand’s history, the arches were flipped to honor women everywhere, especially those who are part of the McDonald’s family, according to Wendy Lewis, Global Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Global Community Engagement for McDonald’s Corporation.

The eatery has partnered with International Women’s Day to
support gender parity and to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women around the world. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett:  Lest anyone noticed this, but last month was "Black History Month" (which should be called "History of white oppression month") But did anyone else notice that the vast majority of persons highlighted were women?

 As represented in a previous article posted by Biblebybennett, the motive behind this movement is and has always been to REPLACE THE MAN!

Are you aware of the fact that there also exists a "Men's Rights movement?" You probably would know of its existence if it were not for a
compliant major news media devoted to replacing the power and authority structure currently in place which uses this women's rights movement to replace men in positions of power and authority with women (or women's rights supporters) who will promote liberal goals.


Amazon admits that Alexa is making terrifying laughing sounds and promises to make it stop
                                                                                                                                    The Independent UK

Amazon has admitted that its Echo devices are emitting horrifying, creepy laughs.

The company has promised to fix the issue with Alexa that is causing the chilling noises to come out of it. But it's not before the problem has caused many people not to be able to get to sleep – and led some to completely unplug their devices out of fear.

Towards the end of February, some Echo owners reported that their devices appeared to start laughing for no reason. The noises would simply come out of the little cylinder, despite not being requested. That served only to terrify some people, who were home alone or operating their Echos at night. Since the voice sounded entirely realistic and often seemed to come without any prompting, some users called the noises "bone chilling" and reported that they had been so creeped out they couldn't sleep....

..The fix suggests that Amazon thinks that people are accidentally triggering the laugh command and hearing the noise come out as a result. Many reported that they had been saying similar things to laugh to the voice assistant before it made the strange noise – with numerous users hearing it after having asked Alexa to change the lights or turn off a lamp, for instance. (Abbreviated & Quoted)

Biblebybennett: This comes to Biblebybennett's attention for a variety of reasons. Chiefly, we live in a society that is going for broke in its lust to change america into a land where everyone is online and everything about them is online, too. Alexa gives sibscribers the "HAL-Effect", from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, so that their household functions all operate via a voice-interreactive intelligence system.

 The other reason is that this unexplained laugh fcoming from the artificial intelligence, Alexa, mimics paranormal experiences many have had with house-hold elctrical goods, especially radios and televisions, a coincidence? Amazon believes that Alexa may be confusing language used by some users, interpreting some speech in such a way to cause it to chuckle and laugh, however, this dosn't explain why it does so while the owner is sleeping.

 Hacking is a real possibility, but currently unprovable. Yet, a ton of evidence exists where demonic and sub-par spirit voices and laughs have come across small electronic devices stretching back as far as there has been audio static. This you will never find getting a fair hearing by the scientific community, which continues to avoid matters of the paranormal in favor of the more profitable junk sciences you see today.


                                                             ...WORN BY A CHRISTIAN FOLLOWER IN THE FIRST CENTURY AD

Pope Francis says it's ‘abuse’ to accessorize with the crucifix
                                                                                                  Fox News

The Pope hit out at the 'abuse' of the crucifix by people who wear them as fashion accessories.

In a speech at St Peter's Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis said that the crucifix is a religious sign to be 'contemplated and understood', rather than merchandised. He said that the crucifix is a sacred sign not to be "abused" by being treated as an ornament or clothing accessory.

Pope Francis said: "The crucifix is not an ornamental object or a clothing accessory which is sometimes abused, but a religious sign to be contemplated and understood. The image of Jesus crucified reveals the mystery of the death of the Son as the supreme act of love, the source of life and salvation for humanity of all times."

Delivering his speech after a Sunday Angelus service, the Pope stressed the meaning religious meaning of the cross. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: You can smell the despeartion coming from Pope Francis when The Pontiff sees the need to make social news, this because all of his previous attempts at affecting social order and Government functions have failed. Remember that it was this Pope who actively campaigned against Donald Trump and also stood on the border between the US and Mexico to semonize against US border policy.

As of late The Pope has been essentially making the rounds with friendly governments who also hate Trump trying to unionize for social activism. He has to occasionally lash out during his weekly homilies maybe just to make news. Fact is that this is a topic that falls flat quickly and has no life to it. The Pontiff offers no supporting scripture for his charge against the abusive wearing of crosses because there is none, the closest you will get is found in The Book of Timothy:

                  "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness
                   and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;"

                                                                                                                       Book of Timothy Ch. 2

 In Jesus' time they had to contend with the practices of those who run the Temple and those who made faux appearances of servitude and faithfulness to the law. They had to contend with people who were more concerned with how they appear to others when they pray or serve The Temple rather than The Lord himself. For that reason Jesus spoke out against doing certain things simply for appearance sake, such as praying openly so that others would see you praying- in this is the lesson regarding wearing a cross:

 If you would do it in public, so others will see you doing it or wearing it, but will not do it or wear it privately, when it is just you in the presence of God talking to God, it is in vain- so goes wearing a cross.

 Biblebybennett gets it, Pope Francis thinks people are abusing the wearing of crosses, well ofcourse they are. Many non-Christians wear crosses and sport images of crosses for a slew of arcane reasons, been going on forever. But The Pontiff is the head of The Catholic Church, not The Christian Religion, though he thinks he is, and has no place telling Protestants, Baptists, or Methodists or even wicked Pop Music stars how to dress for anything outside of his own church.

 "Abuse?" Was it not just 6 or 7 short years ago that his own church was on the brink of ruin over the Church sex Abuse scandal? Hey, where did that go? How did that little problem go away? One thing we can be sure of thoug is that all of the abusers involved in that dark period of church history were all wearing crosses!


Boeing reveals radical unmanned 'Stingray' drone that can refuel fighter jets in midair

Will be able to refuel F/A-18 Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, and F-35C fighters

To compete against craft from Lockheed Martin and General Atomics to win a lucrative US Navy contract worth over $2 billion
Winner will produce the MQ-25 'Stingray' craft for the US Navy
Boeing's defence arm has unveiled a radical unmanned drone that can refuel fighter jets in mid air.

The small, unnamed craft will be carried on warships and catapulted into the air in the same way fighter jets are. It will be able to refuel the F/A-18 Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler, and F-35C fighters - and means they can stay at the battlefront for far longer.

The aerospace giant's defence arm teased the new craft, covered in a black cloth, on Twitter earlier this week, boasting it will 'change future air power'. Many had believed it was a radical new craft using electric 'hairdryer' to allow it to land and take off vertically - a project Boeing is still believed to be working on.

'Boeing's MQ-25 unmanned aircraft system is completing engine runs before heading to the flight ramp for deck handling
demonstrations next year,' the aerospace giant said. 'The aircraft is designed to provide the U.S. Navy with refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters.

The new craft will compete in a US Navy contest to find a refuelling drone. (Abbreviated)


                         "And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the
                          smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the
                          smoke of the pit.

                         And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given
                         power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

                         And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither
                         any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of
                         God in their foreheads.

                         And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be
                         tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when
                         he striketh a man.

                        And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire
                         to die, and death shall flee from them.

                        And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on
                        their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces
                        of men.

                       And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
                       And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their
                       wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

                       And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and
                        their power was to hurt men five months.

                       And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name
                       in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

                                                                                                                   Book of Revelation Ch. 9

"Apollyon is the gate-keeper to the abyiss, a place in which wayward and most wretched spirits would have been cast to and held within, but Apollyon is also a spirit whos rerstraining powers are taken away in the final days so the the spirts of his abyiss are now roaming the earth to cause havoc on mankind, this kind of technology would certainly help facilitate this.

50 years ago this would be unheard of, military aircraft and weaponry operated entirely remote control, and having such capabilities. Just imagine the current technology and how it can be improved upon in the next 10-20 years!


Obama's 2018 expenses will cost US taxpayers $1.1M: memo
                                                                                                           Fox News

Former President Barack Obama will cost taxpayers $1,153,000 next year, according to a Congressional Research Service memo.

That amount will make Obama's expenses the highest of the five living ex-presidents, the Washington Times reported. The Former Presidents Act, which became law in 1958, provides former White House occupants with lifetime benefits after leaving office. Each ex-president receives a base pension of $205,700 annually, but the budget requests they submit to Congress may also address additional expenses, such as for staff salaries, office allowances, travel and Secret Service protection.

Obama’s $1,153,00 budget request for 2018 is nearly $100,000 more than that of former President George W. Bush, and around $200,000 higher than for former President Bill Clinton. Former President George H.W. Bush has requested $942,000, while former President Jimmy Carter comes in at $456,000, the Times reported.

A large portion of the former presidents’ budgets go toward leasing office space, such as the $536,000 cost for Obama’s office in Washington, $518,000 for Clinton’s setup in New York City, and $497,000 for Bush 43's office in Dallas. (Abbreviated)


Thigh's the limit! Barefoot Michelle Obama shows off a lot of leg in a wrap skirt as she relaxes on a yacht in Mallorca -
after covering up in a dark hat and hoodie to work out in the blazing sun
                                                                                                                                        The UK Daily Mail

The former First Lady, 53, stepped out for a hike on the island of Mallorca, Spain, on Thursday
Covered up in a black hood and shades as she made her way around the island with members of her staff
Michelle is visiting the American diplomat James Costos and his partner, Michael Smith
On Friday she was seen stepping onto a yacht in the Spanish island wearing a crop top and a wrap skirt
Changed into different clothes that same day and was spotted in a black outfit leaving a restaurant
Her husband, former President Barack Obama, is not thought to have accompanied her on the trip

Michelle Obama looked ever the A-lister as she stepped out for a workout and a yacht trip in Mallorca, Spain.

The former First Lady, 53, shielded herself from the sun with shades and a black hood to enjoy a hike around the island on Thursday.
She was surrounded by members of her staff tagging along for the sweat session, with members of her security team flanking her. Michelle is in Mallorca to visit American diplomat James Costos and his partner, Michael Smith.

Her husband, former President Barack Obama, does not appear to have accompanied her on the international trip.

The day after her hike, Michelle boarded a yacht, wearing a white crop top and a stylish wrap skirt with a bird pattern, letting the fabric flow to show her toned legs. She accessorized her outfit with a straw bag from Madewell, giving the outfit a chic beachy wibe. Michelle was seen aboard the yacht later in the evening on Friday, enjoying time with a group of friends.

At one point on Friday, she changed into different clothes, and was spotted wearing a black outfit and a hat while leaving a restaurant. Both she and her husband will have a Secret Service detail for the rest of their lives, Barack having restored lifetime protection for former presidents in 2013. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: Well now, isn't that nice how BHO provided for himself after his 2nd term as president ended?


Final Obama travel tab: $100 million
                                               The Washington Examiner (May 2017)

The final tab for former President Obama's eight years of family travel to ski resorts, beaches and European cities has finally come in and the bill is $99,714,527.82.

Judicial Watch, the taxpayer watchdog group that has shifted its attention to President Trump's travel costs, said it just received some of the last responses to Obama-era Freedom of Information Act requests for trip costs from the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Secret Service.
They show:

— The March 2014 trip to Key Largo during Spring Break – where the first family stayed at the exclusive Ocean Reef Club – cost the Secret Service $247,827.50; $182,120.33 for hotels and $65,707.17 in travel expenses. The total cost of that trip with previously released $885,683 in flight costs from the Air Force is $1,133,510.50.

— Michelle Obama's February 2015 Aspen vacation cost the Secret Service a total of $64,807.41; $47,109.28 for hotels, $3,559.43 in rental cars and $14,138.70 in other travel expenses. The total cost of the trip with $57,068.80 in flight costs from previously released Air Force records is $121,876.21.

— Judicial Watch released documents from the Air Force concerning the 2016-2017 Obama family Christmas trip to Honolulu showing 17.9 hours flying at $142,380 per hour, bringing the total flight cost to $2,548,602. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: Here's a fair question to ask: Who is paying for all of this?  Turns out that you are! Since leaving the White House, former President Barak Hussein Obama has appeared at fundraisers and political events all over the world, has been traveling around making political speeches to undermine Trump, has been vacationing in some of the most exotic lands on the planet-all on a presidential pension of just a little over 208k a year.

 But what if the trips are for political purposes, as was Obama's mostecent appearance Germany a day ahead of Trumps meeting with Merkel?These trips are on the taxpayer's dime, not Obama's, Obama has no income because his books, sure as heck, aren't selling. He can make some monen speaking fees, as Hillary and Bill Clinton do, but that certainly fllas short of paying these bills.

One of the reasons as to why the once powerful seem to be so lofty is by design. It has been long established that the average person both admires and desires those who seem affluent and rich, so to preserve the image of the once powerful Barak Hussein obama he and his wife are to appear as affluent, influential, and wealthy even though they have nothing. this will serve other power-players in international politics to attract and keep the minds and even the hearts of the black communitis globally, this because Barak Hussein obama's election and his lack-luster presidency was a global feat they would like see again.


What 'Crossing Over' medium John Edward is up to now
Fox news

John Edward captivated audiences globally with his hit TV show "Crossing Over" and now helps celebrities like Oprah and Kim Kardashian communicate with the dead. sat down with the 47-year-old to find out more about his astonishing career. From his skeptic origins and celebrity clientele, to his scariest encounter — read on for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the world’s most famous medium:

....“It’s kind of like a psychic sign language,” he explains. “It’s similar to the way photos used to be developed. The film is taken into a dark room to develop and as that photo starts to appear you can kind of see what that picture is going to be. That’s what I feel like I’m seeing. I’m watching something develop and I’m trying to figure out what it is.”

He doesn’t ‘see’ ghosts. While Hollywood takes a "Sixth Sense" approach to mediumship, John is clear that full bodied apparitions and ghoulish, bloodied spectres aren’t something he’s ever seen.

“Not for me!” he says, smiling. “ I have more of a ‘psychic pulse’ — a feeling or seeing a symbol. It’s not like a spirit says to me: ‘hey John, tell them this.’“Some mediums claim to see full body aspirations, but if they say, ‘I see your Dad here,’ I’d be expecting a full on description. How tall is he? What does he weigh? How old is he? I want details. I call it lazy mediumship. If a medium says that and doesn’t include details and validations that make people not be able to poke holes in it, then I call bulls---t!”....

...Despite talking to the dead for more than three decades, when probed about frightening experiences there’s only one example that really had an impact on the world famous medium. After visiting his cousin’s new house in the late '80s, John was left shook up by a series of unexplained incidents.

“The first time I visited I was in the downstairs bathroom and literally had performance anxiety!” he remembers. “I felt like I had four people watching me and all of them wanted me to leave. John Edward captivated audiences globally with his hit TV show "Crossing Over" and now helps celebrities like Oprah and Kim Kardashian communicate with the dead. sat down with the 47-year-old to find out more about his astonishing career. From his skeptic origins and celebrity clientele, to his scariest encounter — read on for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the world’s most famous medium: His psychic process is a bit like solving a puzzle Rather than a straightforward message or vision, instead John says he’ll be given “words, thoughts, images and feelings” that he has to then in turn piece together.

“It’s kind of like a psychic sign language,” he explains. “It’s similar to the way photos used to be developed. The film is taken into a dark room to develop and as that photo starts to appear you can kind of see what that picture is going to be. That’s what I feel like I’m seeing. I’m watching something develop and I’m trying to figure out what it is.”

He doesn’t ‘see’ ghosts While Hollywood takes a "Sixth Sense" approach to mediumship, John is clear that full bodied apparitions and ghoulish, bloodied spectres aren’t something he’s ever seen.

“Not for me!” he says, smiling. “I have more of a ‘psychic pulse’ — a feeling or seeing a symbol. It’s not like a spirit says to me: ‘hey John, tell them this.’

 “Some mediums claim to see full body aspirations, but if they say, ‘I see your Dad here,’ I’d be expecting a full on description. How tall is he? What does he weigh? How old is he? I want details. I call it lazy mediumship. If a medium says that and doesn’t include details and validations that make people not be able to poke holes in it, then I call bulls---t!”

 John was actually a hardened skeptic. The son of a cynical New York policeman, while his mother’s side of the family dabbled in the psychic world, he was brought up by his father to avoid it at all costs.

“It was a rule to make sure I wasn’t around it,” recalls John. “As a result, I kind of adopted my father’s very Alpha male condescending, sarcastic manner towards it. I was the biggest skeptic!”

But this all changed when he received his first psychic reading at the age of 15. After his parents separated, a teenage John and his mother moved into his grandmother’s house where seances and readings were commonplace. And during one of these sessions, an encounter with a psychic called Lydia Clar, would change his life forever.

“She took my high school ring and performed psychometry (reading the energy of an object) and gave me information that she could not have known — stuff that if my mom knew, I’d have gotten my a-- kicked!” Not only did she know uncanny details about his private life, she also told a 15-year-old John that he had psychic abilities of his own.

 “‘You have highly evolved beams of white and gold light around you and I’m going to put you on your path,’ she said to me. Quite honestly, I thought she was insane, but it was clear she wasn’t performing and she took herself seriously. It made me stand up and pay attention.”

He never set out to be famous. After working for years in public health as a phlebotomist, (someone who’s trained to draw blood from patients for medical testing) he committed to being a medium full-time in 1995.

“I never woke up and decided: ‘I’m going to be a world famous medium’,” says John. “And I never wanted to be on TV, it was an opportunity that came as a byproduct of my work.” Fronting his TV show stressed him out.

“When people tell me how great 'Crossing Over' was and how much it helped them, I can look back and realize what an amazing experience it was — in hindsight!” says John.

“But at the time I felt like I held my breath for four years. It was such a stressful experience, because I felt like I had the entire psychic community on my shoulders. I was attacked like you can’t even imagine. Death threats, accusations … it was insane.”

Kim Kardashian is a fan Kim Kardashian has consulted with John on and off for years. Back in 2012, during an episode of spin-off series "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," she and her sister met with him in person to try and communicate with their late father Robert. Kim later cited the session as helping her come to the decision to divorce second husband, Kris Humphries. And more recently she made a beeline for the medium during her attempts to become pregnant, later crediting his tips with helping her conceive Saint West — “He gives the best advice,” said Kim.

Of the reality star, John says: “I think Kim is a very special person with an amazing heart and an amazing energy. She’s been very generous and kind when she has spoken about me in the past, but that was the past … I don’t have an ongoing relationship in that sense.

“I don’t love the world of celebrity to be honest,” he says matter-a-factly. “Even when I did 'Crossing Over' they wanted to go down the celebrity route … I have celebrity clientele, but the celebrities I read know I’m never going to talk about them, which is why they come to me. They get me, they get who I am and what I do and they trust me.”

He’s only had one really scary encounter in his lifetime Despite talking to the dead for more than three decades, when probed about frightening experiences there’s only one example that really had an impact on the world famous medium. After visiting his cousin’s new house in the late '80s, John was left shook up by a series of unexplained incidents.

“The first time I visited I was in the downstairs bathroom and literally had performance anxiety!” he remembers. “I felt like I had four people watching me and all of them wanted me to leave.

“Weird stuff happened there and on my last visit, I was alone sitting down near the fireplace and looking at a battery-operated musical clown ornament. I picked it up — saw that there were no batteries in it — and put it down. Seconds later it started to play music! I left and never returned.” (Abbreviated & Quoted)

Biblebybennett: In Biblebybennett's book: "Encounter with The Aberdeen Wildman, A true story" is addressed the subject of psychics and mediums. While traveling the country Biblebybennett has met many claiming to be psychic and somewhat clarvoyant. As stated in the book, at no time are these claims discounted nor are they dismissed as
fake or fantasy, but Biblebybennett asserts that people born into this world with these kinds of abilities are decieved as to the source of the information or the feelings they are recieveing, unless it has somehow become possible to check a ghost's ID.

 As has been proven in numerous past case histories, spirits have exibited the ability and the desire to trick and decive the living by both appearing as or speaking as departed loved ones, actually being able to impersonate both the living and the dead, so how is it possible that what psychic mediums hear and feel from the same spirits cannot possibly be a decpetion?

 Taking the words of what spirits claim to be in contact with as gospel is a mistake, but then to be in practive of delivering it to emotionally or mentally disdrought people seeking signs or a connection with a dearly departed loved ones is a crime, as it serves to decieve. Spirits are actually using psychjic mediums as yet another pathway to decive the living, and how much money changes hands for this practice? this is not some new gimmick, it has been going on for many centuries.

 As the book attests: same gimmick, same spirits, same deception.

 What else should be pointed out though is the fact that what happened with edwards, this progression of romantic communication and working with the dead evolving into a threatening envirornment. This is a common fate of many a psychic medium as some have tried to seperate themselves from the dead and make a clean break of the relationship but find that the dead do not want to let go so easily, and show their power over a psychic by actually harrassing them and bullying them.

 The life for those born into this world is a tough one. Once decided to make using the gifts of a psychic medium a lifestyle they are essentially married to it, for better or worse. This is necromancy, and in necromancy, it is the dead who control the relationship.  


Creative people physically see the world differently and notice things that others miss - including GHOSTS
                                                                                                            The UK Daily Mail

Open personalities are creative, curious and keen to explore new things
People with open personalities perceive the world in a different way to others
They can process more visual information and combine it in a unique way
But people who are extremely 'open' are paranoid and more likely to 'see ghosts'

Creative people really do see the world differently, new research has found.

People who are artistic and adventurous can process more visual information than others and notice things that many miss. However, this 'open'personality trait can also cause people to be paranoid and delusional. Scientists believe there are five main personality traits, including openness, extroversion, neuroticism, agreeableness and conscientiousness.

Open personalities are creative, curious and keen to explore new things. Researchers have now discovered that open people may actually 'see' more possibilities. 'They seem to have a more flexible gate for the visual information that breaks through into their consciousness,' Dr Anna Antinori, from the University of Melbourne, told New Scientist...

..The researchers found that people with open personalities were more likely to have a mixed perception. But people with the other personality traits were not likely to have mixed perception.  'When you present open people with the binocular rivalry dilemma, their brains are able to flexibly engage with less conventional solutions,' Dr Antinori said.

'We believe this is the first empirical evidence that they have different visual experiences to the average individual.' The study's results may explain why open people are more creative.

'At those levels of openness, people may actually see reality differently,' he said. 'For example, they may "see" spirits, or misinterpret interpersonal or other signals.' Dr Antinori added that those who have taken hallucinogenic drugs such as magic mushrooms perform similarly in visual tasks to those with  high levels of openness.

A hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms, including psilocybin, is known to make people with other personality types appear to be more 'open'. Dr Antinori's future research will investigate the neural processes involved in mixed perception and having a creative mindset. 'It seems that openness alters the filter of consciousness, and we'd like to know how,' she said.

The findings were published in the Journal of Research in Personality.

Biblebybennett: "It's all in your head." "It's just your imagination." remember all of those catchy lines skeptics use to explain away experiences which are
believed to be paranormal in nature?

 This study wants to make it appear that people with minds which are open to possibilities or external influences would be more likely to see paranormal apparitions as opposed to those who are less creative. Problem, there are way too many documented cases within the paranormal field to support this.

 As detailed in the book: "Encounter with The Aberdeen Wildman, A true story" it is well documented how so many people from all walks of life, from all faiths,
from all professions, from all mentalities and education levels, each have encountered either a spiritual apparition, a poltergeist, sasquatch, or an extra-terrestrial in their lifetimes- creativity has had absolutely nothing to do with it.


A man who is tragically unfit to be president


When President Donald Trump revealed that he doesn't know why the Civil War was fought, or at least figures it could have been averted by the kind of deal-
making he supposedly excels at, it was revealing in ways beyond the ones easy to glean.

The ignorance is, as usual, stunning for someone in the public spotlight. "People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War?" Trump asks rhetorically, which is like saying no one has bothered to study anatomy or physics.

Yet this sort of thing should no longer surprise us from this man. He doesn't read and lacks curiosity, but that's hardly rare among human beings. A college teacher friend of mine the other day noted that no one in his class could name who was president in the 1980s, nor, upon being told who it was, could they name his political party. People like this don't mysteriously develop an interest in civics after college. Sometimes they become president. (Abbreviated)


Smoke and mirrors: how Trump manipulates the media and opponents


                                                                                                                   The UK Guardian

Donald Trump has been called a “master media manipulator” by the New York Times, a “genius” tactician by Kanye West and a “master wizard” of persuasion by
the creator of Dilbert. Whether or not that is the case, there are certain patterns of language and action the president-elect uses to try to dominate the media, win political debates, and intimidate enemies. Here the Guardian examines some of them.

Trump has repeatedly trotted out props and friends to create the appearance that he has support for his claims, even though the props are often meaningless and the friends say little to bolster his case. At his long-awaited press conference last week, for instance, staff stacked manila folders next to the lectern at Trump Tower. The folders were stuffed with papers that Trump said were “some of the many documents” in which he had signed over control of his company to his sons. His aides, however, refused to let anyone see the papers....

...Trump sometimes says nothing while creating the appearance of a statement, littering sentences with inflated adjectives, muddled grammar and digressive
clauses that derail whatever meaning his sentence started out with. Leaving such words open to interpretation, he can please white supremacists who hear dog
 whistles, insist that critics “misunderstand” him, and contradict himself endlessly...

...Trump has attacked traditional news organizations at an opportune moment. Drained of advertising money by the internet, newsrooms lack staff and resources
 to investigate and document his actions and their reach is fractured by social media and tech giants that have replaced them. Regardless of Trump’s intentions, though, whenever he picks a fight with a celebrity, it can distract people from his administration’s actions. (Abbreviated & Quoted)


The Master of Manipulation


                                                    US News (November 2015)

The press keeps taking Donald Trump's bait – and all the free coverage is keeping his campaign afloat

...What was true in 2004 is true today because Donald Trump is still working from the same playbook. Here's what he wrote in his 1987 book, "The Art of the

    "One thing I've learned about the press is that they're always hungry for a good story, and the more sensational the better …
     If you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is
     going to write about you."

Fast forward to the 2016 race: Trump accounts for 43 percent of all GOP coverage on network news so far this year, according to a broadcast analysis by the Tyndall Report. In fact, Trump has dominated the campaign coverage on ABC, NBC and CBS evening news broadcasts, nearly double the number of minutes as Hillary Clinton and more than three times as much as Jeb Bush. In August alone, Trump got almost twice as much airtime on the network evening news broadcasts as all other GOP candidates combined.

When Trump insults war heroes, women, immigrants, his fellow candidates, Congress, members of the media – the list goes on and on – those are not one-off
spontaneous outbursts where Trump is just popping off. Those are carefully planned "outrageous," "sensational" stories used as bait to get the press to write about him – by his own admission. And it's working. He's become a master at manipulation....

...What's amazing to me is that the press doesn't see through it. They take Trump's bait every single time, covering each insult he hurls, writing long profile pieces, begging for interviews. I used to think that not talking about Trump would stop the madness – that maybe if the rest of us ignored his insults he would stop. Now I think the opposite. Good people concerned about the future of our country need to speak up.

If Trump has serious policy proposals, great, let's debate them. But if he's making outrageous, sensational statements – as he wrote about years ago as part of his media strategy – let's call them for what they are: manipulative, calculated and deeply divisive. (Quoted)

Biblebybennett: What is the story you get each and every day from the big news organisations? Donald trump is stupid, Donald Trump is an obnoxious bigot, Donald Trump is not intelligent enough to be President of The United States. Bolstered by Trump apparantly claiming that President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was against the American Civil War (1861-1865) The Compliant Major News Media (who appoints themselves the righteous arbitors of truth, justice, and facts) immediately pounced. What they were too foolish and too arrogant and high-minded to see is that this rube, this bigot, this fool had just manipulated them
once again.

 Donald Trump is far from the ignorant billionaire they try to make him out to be, actually Donald Trump is using the news media to his advantage and making
 them look foolish and weak in the process, and worst of all, the american people see it happening and understand why.

 Let's not forget the fact that long before Donald Trump came along that polls showed the public's opinion of the News Media was very low, far lower than Trump's numbers are today, and the numbers for The News Media are still very low but The Compliant Major News Media will never let you know that. This low opinion and mistrust of the Compliant Major News Media was the result of the 2008 election where the same News Media became The Compliant Major News Media which sought to protect and support the Presidency of Barak Hussein Obama and The Democratic Party. Americans watched this happen and got disgusted. It should
also be pointed out that the public's opinion of Congress was also about as low as that of The Compliant Major News Media, so even before Trump uttered a single political word the public mistrusted Trump's adversaries more so than Trump himself.

 Donald Trump is a clever man. He observed how The Compliant Major News Media operated. He observed how they compete for news, play with the facts, give
preferable coverage to some and not others, were feverishly trying to have something they can call "breaking news" to get ratings, and Donald Trump figured out that he could keep the Compliant Major News Media hurried and confused with empty tweets he doesn't mean or suggest and action and make them chase his
administration 24/7 to get more information- all the while it distracts them from digging into any topic with any relevant depth, and here's the best part: Donald Trump IS ALWAYS THE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION.

 In many ways, Trump is like Beetlejuice; you keep saying his name and he magically appears and has power.

 For those of us who wish we could turn on the major news networks and actually get news, know what's going on in the world, we suffer, and we have to turn the internet to get answers anymore. People also keep forgetting that the News business is a "for profit" business, they are not a public service and have to turn a profit to sell advertising so this battle between Trump and The Compliant Major News Media has successfully turned The Compliant Major News Media into tabloids.

 This is yet another masterful means Donald Trump has of tweaking the news media, tweets. The President has long ago figured out that he can put statements
out into the social stratosphere for all to read without it going through the political filter of The Compliant Major News Media- so, now , apparently, tweets have become the actual news! And this drives the once mighty and influent ion Compliant Major news media insane as they spend and entire day's worth of valuable
news time, rolling out one talking head after another, to try to find some way to put out an argument that counters Trumps.

 Fact is that the same American public which watched as the people who call themselves unbiased journalists and news organization throw away the rulebook to
help get Barak Hussein Obama elected, who gave up their journalistic dignity to help preserve the image of Obama as President, and then try to do the same for the less popular Hillary Clinton are the same public which is watching the Compliant Major News Media try to get away with the same antics against Donald Trump and the public mistrusts the news media too much to allow that to happen.

 It has actually become fun to watch press briefings at the White House nowadays as the news people who thought they were controlling the information are angrily attacking the people who now actually do and how they rail when they do not get what they want and how they want it. And it is actually fun to see how this ignorant billionaire seems to be able to make so many highly educated journalists and news organizations run through his maze like rats.


City Council votes to remove Robert E. Lee statue

Separate motion passes to rename Lee Park

                                                                                             The Cavalier Daily

Charlottesville City Council passed a motion Monday to remove the Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee from Lee Park. The decision passed with three votes in
favor of the removal and two against.

Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, and Councillors Kristin Szakos and Bob Fenwick, voted in favor of removing the statue from downtown Charlottesville while Mayor Mike Signer and Councilor Kathy Galvin voted against. The resolution to the statue was first proposed last month at the Council meeting on Jan. 17. The vote ended in a 2-2 tie with Councilor Bob Fenwick abstaining.

The Council was presented with two options — remove the statue from the park and relocate it or contextualize the monument with its historical background and use it as a forum for discussion. Over a hundred Charlottesville community members sat in on the meeting to convey their positions about the location of the
 statue, filling the meeting room and outside hallway. Signer began the meeting with an expressed desire for members and attendees to maintain decorum and respect.

“We all have a stake in this city and in our commonwealth and our nation and we all have a right to feel safe and to feel hurt,” Signer said. “Even about the
 most difficult matters we should be able, at the very least, to disagree without being disagreeable. So I am asking everyone tonight to proceed in the
spirit of civil and civic dialogue.”...

...“Removing [the statues] would be a weak solution that uncourageously [sic] evades the more challenging question of how to learn from them and their
original public settings,” former University Art History Prof. Malcolm Bell said. “By leaving them where they are we would be called upon to tell their story
 without resorting to the false narratives of the past.”

After the speeches from the community, Szakos formally introduced the motion on the floor to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from Lee Park as well as to
rename the park. (Abbreviated & Quoted)

Biblebybennett: If you think that Biblebybennett is confusing or associating the Christian religion with the Confederacy, that will be quickly dispelled by a
quick internet search of your own, where you will quickly see that these two things (The Confederacy and The Christian religion) are separate issues, separate
entities that are progressively suffering the same fate as the other and have been, in increasing intensity, for some time now. For sake of space the Christian religion has suffered losses in china, England, New jersey, California, Italy, Florida, Maryland...and the list goes on and on. All of these places and more have moved to get Christian symbols and references (especially the Christian Cross) removed from public (and even private) view.

 It is not at all a coincidence that all remembrances of what was The Confederacy of The United States is suffering a similar fate. The removal of flags, symbols, and memorials is one thing, but it is not limited to that, is it? The very graves of Confederates, the very bones of those who fought for their cause, are being moved to obscure places so as not to offend this generation. What would you call it when one generation seeks to erase another? This goes beyond politics, it is a sterilization of history, the choosing of what is right and wrong all based on who may or may not be offended on a given day.

 The reason why this is happening is prophetical:

                                    " For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines,
                                       and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

                                      All these are the beginning of sorrows.

                                      Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of
                                      all nations for my name's sake.

                                      And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

                                      And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

                                      And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

                                      But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

                                      And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations;
                                      and then shall the end come."
                                                                                                                                                Book of Matthew Ch. 24

 Biblebybennett included more text than necessary to show not just how in these latter days that many shall be offended (and that's what everyone seems to be
 looking to be nowadays, offended, as if it is somekind of nobel cause) but looking at what preceeds this and what follows this are telling of our times. Will you find a verse of scripture that states explicitly that in these days mankind shall seek out symbols of hatred and erase them? No, but it does not take a Bible Scholar to see that before this trend towards eradicating images of the cross from public conscience got popular that nations have risen against other nations, that earthquakes have been devestating the planet, that both Jews and Christians have been hunted and killed but Christians especially for the witness of Jesus Christ.

 Is it a coincidence that in the same days the world is seeing unprecendented hunting and execution of Christians for the witness of Jesus Christ that at the same time, in this country, there are popular movements, all based on someone or a group of people being offended, to remove christian symbolism from public view? the fact that this is also happening to the Confederacy gives credibility to the notion of remnoving offensive images which may suggest racism. Biblebybennett can draw up dozens of instances over just the past 10 years in which politicians, religious leaders, social leaders, even some Christians have referred to the Christian religion (and especially The Holy bible) as being racist!

 Do you see? this popular movement to remove our racist heritage, The Confederacy, is a precursor to doing the same thing with Christianity.

 It does not matter that each and every race which has come to our shores has practiced their own acts of racism, focusing on that will not achieve the ultimate goal of getting The Christian religion (and especially Jesus Christ) removed from public view and stuffed away into some museum somewhere.


IBM Gives Watson a New Challenge: Your Tax Return

                                                                                                                        The New York Times

In its first steps toward commercialization, IBM’s Watson took on grand, science-laden challenges like helping doctors diagnose cancer. But that is changing as IBM strives to build its artificial intelligence technology into a multibillion-dollar business. Today, companies including Geico, Staples and Macy’s are adding the Watson technology to answer customer questions or to improve mobile apps that guide shoppers through stores.

Now in its broadest deployment so far, Watson will be assisting H&R Block’s 70,000 tax professionals this filing season at 10,000 branch offices across the country, where 11 million people file taxes....

..For IBM, the collaboration with H&R Block underlines its strategy in the emerging market for artificial intelligence technology. Watson will touch consumers, but through IBM’s corporate clients. “Watson will become a really smart, virtual assistant,” said David Kenny, senior vice president of IBM’s Watson business.

The embedded-in-business formula is different from the path other technology companies are taking with digital assistants powered by artificial intelligence.
 Others are pursuing the broad consumer market directly with artificial intelligence software helpers like Siri from Apple, Cortana from Microsoft, Alexa from Amazon and Assistant from Google...

...“This is not magic,” Mr. Cobb said the Watson team told him. “You have to teach Watson over time.”

Watson proved to be a quick learner. Its core skill is its ability to digest and classify vast amounts of text, using what is known as natural language processing. So, among other things, it was fed the 74,000 pages of the federal tax code and thousands of tax-related questions culled from H&R Block’s data,  accumulated over six decades of preparing tax returns.

Then, H&R Block tax professionals were brought in to “train” Watson. They approved when Watson suggested a smart question for a particular tax filer and
corrected it when a proposed question was off base. The tax professionals were not told they were working with Watson, just a software program...

..But Watson’s other task was to make visiting H&R Block a more “engaging and interactive” experience, he said. Clients will be able to watch suggestions and questions on a separate screen, as the Watson-assisted tax professional works. Mr. Cobb said he was “very pleased” with Watson’s performance in the 100-office trial. But the test will come after this tax season, when H&R Block sees what percentage of customers return next year.

The retention rate is crucial in the tax-preparation business. Sixty percent of the 140 million Americans who file taxes seek help instead of doing them themselves. Kartik Mehta, an analyst at Northcoast Research, estimates that H&R Block’s retention rate is 75 percent. “If they can get that 75 percent up to 80 percent, it’s a big deal for H&R Block,” Mr. Mehta said.

The Watson collaboration is a “long-term partnership,” Mr. Cobb said. Mr. Kenny of IBM described this tax season as “phase one” of the partnership.

Over time, Watson’s suggestions get better and better, more individually tailored to specific occupations, household finances and personal circumstances. “It’s crawl, walk, run learning,” Mr. Kenny said. “But the pace of the Watson learning is so much faster than humans.” (Abbreviated & Quoted)


How IBM's Watson Can Help Cut Your Tax Bill
                                                                                                      Yahoo News

Computers have helped people wade through their tax returns for decades. Preparers at H&R Block this season will get some help, too. But a computer won't just crunch the numbers. Rather, it will probe your return and ask questions along the way--trying to make sure you don't pay a penny more than necessary to Uncle Sam. H&R Block has "hired" IBM's Watson--a powerful artificial intelligence system--to act as a cyberguide in preparing taxes.

To study for the job, Watson digested the federal tax code (more than 74,000 pages) and absorbed thousands of conversations between H&R Block's tax preparers and clients. Its objective is to analyze conversational patterns to determine whether taxpayers may be missing opportunities for savings. Now, when a tax preparer and client go through the paperwork, Watson can follow along, and the system will issue prompts on computer screens if it detects a potential deduction or credit they may be missing. "Watson will ask questions that we might not think about on our own," says Ed Harbour, a vice president at IBM.

With H&R Block expecting Watson to assist with processing 11 million returns this year, the system should get smarter as it absorbs more data and conversational patterns, making it a more useful tool, says Harbour. For example, IBM says the system should eventually provide taxpayers with "increasingly personalized tips" to help lower their tax bills in the future.

Watson isn't the only AI technology playing a greater role in our lives. If you use Facebook, Google or, for instance, AI is behind the scenes, guiding you through the site. Meanwhile, Watson is expanding into scientific research, robotics and other fields, and IBM hopes it will push to the forefront of several major technology trends, such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing and personalized medicine.

Biblebybennett: "..learning so much faster than humans." Feel safe with technology yet? Biblebybennett first brought your attention to Watson a few years ago when a fully integrated computer system was designed to think and act like a human with such cognigence that it defeated the two top players on the extremely popular quiz show, Jeopardy. Then, not only did this supercomputer outsmart two of the sharpest humans to ever play the game but did so with human interaction presented in a pleasant human voice.

 That was only 3 years ago and the Watson technology has only improved on that since. Watson then got the chance to prove its usefulness by being incorporated into the health systems of select states as a point of informational access, diagnosis, and real-time patient tracking. This supercomputer system that already is programmed with the sum of all human knowledge proved that it could do what human doctors can do and did so with instantaneous access to cloud technology that enables it to know things human doctors cannot know immediately. this system proved that it really could know what is happening to a patient very far away, diagnose that patient's condition, and recommend treatment. Once proven, Watson quickly became a sought after and reliable system for many state's healthcare networks. Then Watson became an application for business, and proved itself there, too.

 If you ponder the why's and what-fors about filing your personal income taxes you would have to ask yourself why this computers ability to analyze data and
conversational patterns helps you save money? This type of data analysis is typically used in intelligence gathering by our Federal Protection forces to anticipate terror and criminal acts on behalf of foreign actors, so why is it crucial here? This is yet another telling sign that this supercomputer is not just doing your taxes for you, is it? This Supercomputer, Watson, is learning. And the bait they use to get consumers hooked on what Watson offers is the same things they always use to entice consumers, the promise of money, or in this case, the probability of saving money..
 So ask yourself how such a thing could come about? How could it possible that one man would have this ability to not only give life to something that has no life, an image, but also know how each and every human on this planet did not worship that image? Watson is a supercomputer that uses data and conversation patterns that current intelligence agencies use to anticipate what people are doing or what they will do. Add probably another 20 years or so of technological advancements to what this machine can do now and ask yourself if it can happen?

 All anyone needs to do is reflect on just the past 20 years alone to see what leaps in technology have done and add another 20 onto that and it becomes clear that this kind of technology, intelligence technology that mimics and even anticipates human congnigent abilities, and you quickly see that it may not even need 20 years to happen. Look at the reason why this supercomputer is involved with your very personal and confidential tax return information, it is to test Watson, this after it actually fooled seasoned H&R Block tax pros into thinking they were dealing with a real tax filer. They are putting Watson through these trials in various professions not to test to see if this vast super-processor can compute they are doing to this to see if they can fool people into believing they are dealing with a real person! 

 Watson is a machine. A machine does not have life, however, we have a science-culture today that is attempting to redefine what "life" means. If Watson (or its successors) were to have the entire sume of all human knowlege programmed into it, if it were to be capable via new technology to be connected with all available monitoring and communication technology (of which is constantly being improved upon) would this super-computer not appear to the observer as equal to or even mistaken for an actual human?


Biblebybennett: So what exactly is Scientology? says this:

Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual
nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being.

Scientology addresses the spirit—not the body or mind—and believes that Man is far more than a product of his environment, or his genes.

Scientology comprises a body of knowledge which extends from certain fundamental truths. Prime among these are:

Man is an immortal spiritual being.

His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime.

His capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized.

Scientology further holds Man to be basically good, and that his spiritual salvation depends upon himself, his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood
with the universe.

Scientology is not a dogmatic religion in which one is asked to accept anything on faith alone. On the contrary, one discovers for oneself that the
principles of Scientology are true by applying its principles and observing or experiencing the results.

The ultimate goal of Scientology is true spiritual enlightenment and freedom for all.

Biblebybennett: But why does your logo appear to feature a Christian Cross?

In a reply e-mail from

"Thank you for your email and question.  We have no disrepect for other religions.   Please see the below on what our cross stands for.  This is from the FAQs
 on our website which may have more information you are looking for:

It is an eight-pointed cross representing the eight parts, or dynamics, of life through which each individual is striving to survive. These parts are: the
 urge toward existence as self, as an individual; the urge to survive through creativity, including the family unit and the rearing of children; the urge
to survive through a group of individuals or as a group; the urge toward survival through all Mankind and as all Mankind; the urge to survive as life forms
 and with the help of life forms such as animals, birds, insects, fish and vegetation; the urge to survive of the physical universe, by the physical universe
 itself and with the help of the physical universe and each one of its component parts; the urge to survive as spiritual beings or the urge for life itself
to survive; the urge toward existence as infinity, also identified as the Supreme Being. To be able to live in harmony with respect to each of these spheres
 of existence is symbolized by the Scientology cross."

Biblebybennett: My thanks to the Scientology Rep who took the time to answer questions. Fact is that Biblebybennett could not get a clear answer as to why Scientology's logo appears to resemble that of Christian denominations. Even if the intent was to represent a belief in self acheivement, why then would a 1950' or 1960's religion base its appearance on a symbol which had already been in use for decdades identifying itself to Jesus Christ?

 If not outright confescation or blasphemy this is certainly intended to be used to confuse others to somehow associate Scientology with the same values as that of Christianity. It is designed to confuse the faithful.


‘Do Not Be Discouraged’: YouVersion Bible App Tops 300 Million Downloads

Ten verses get shared every second on the world’s most-clicked Scripture program. Here are the most popular of 2017.

Nine years ago, YouVersion’s Bible app was one of the first 200 free apps in the brand-new Apple App Store. Within seven years, it had been downloaded 200 million times. In 2017, the Bible app reached 300 million installs...

....The app offered 1,656 versions of the Bible in 1,186 languages in 2017, up from 1,200 in 2015. Working with about 10 major
Bible translation agencies—including Wycliffe Bible Translators, Pioneer Bible Translators, and the United Bible Societies—
YouVersion is part of a movement to translate the Bible into 99.9 percent of the world’s languages by 2033.

That collaboration among Bible translation agencies, led by major donors, has inspired givers and revolutionized the industry. “We are at a pivotal point in history,” Gruenewald stated. “In recent years, technology has made it possible to accelerate Bible translation like never before. There's incredible momentum around this effort that we know won't stop until every person has Scripture available in their heart language.”

The Bible app has been downloaded in every country, growing the most last year in Angola (up 733%), Mozambique (243%),
Slovakia (235%), and India (228%). Downloads accelerated just as fast in areas that are friendly to Christianity (131% in
Brazil) as those that are more hostile (155% in Iraq).

Last year, Bible app users shared verses 222 million times and highlighted, bookmarked, or noted them 1.4 billion times. In
other words, every second an average of 10.8 verses were shared, 42.3 were highlighted, and 2.8 were bookmarked.
The world’s favorite verse this year—measured by how often it was highlighted, shared, and bookmarked—was Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with
you wherever you go.”

Fourteen of 35 countries featured by YouVersion preferred Joshua 1:9, including Chile, Egypt, and the Netherlands. Jeremiah
29:11 (“For I know the plans I have for you …”) was the most popular in 10 countries, including Canada, Indonesia, and the
United Kingdom.

John 3:16 (“For God so loved the world …”) was the most highlighted, shared, and bookmarked in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Romans 8:28 (“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him ...”) topped the list in the United States, Romania, Russia, and Taiwan. (ABBREVIATED AND QUOTED)


                             "All these are the beginning of sorrows.
                             Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of
                             all nations for my name's sake.

                            And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
                            And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
                            And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
                            But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

                         And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations;
                         and then shall the end come."

                                                                                                                     Book of Matthew Ch. 24

 So this verse makes it quite clear that it shall only come AFTER the entire world hears the gospels that we could expect the world to end. And Biblebybennett, as well as scripture, nevers states that the planet and all life on it shall die, merely that the world-system shall come to an end, that which has been ruled by Satan, shall come to an end. Thus to prepare all human life for the final days, and that they may be judged fairly and justly, they must first have been read their rights, that is what the gospel is...the knowing of their right to save themselves from damnation by hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ and the opportunity to choose either his way or the die-way!

 Cause for concern though, especially on part of Biblebybennett, which adheres to the traditional King James version as nothing more
is necessary, is that there are admitted to be over 1600 different version of The Bible in the world today-that's more than 1600 different opinions about what is taught, and belief is an easy thing to sway if errant ideas make their way into scriptures. remember also that each and every one of these more than 1600 versions of The Bible all are built off from the original King James Version. And whenever the forces of Anti-Christ seek to attack the scriptures, notice how they do not attack the other 1600+ versions anywhere near as much as they do the original King James Version- so this tells Biblebybennett that the origional King James Version must be the more blessed, only ordained, and most desired of versions.


Pope Francis says Christians should apologize to gay people

                                                                                                                        USA Today

In a groundbreaking statement about homosexuality, Pope Francis says Christians and the Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from gay people and others
 they have offended or treated poorly in the past.

"I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: that they must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and accompanied pastorally
," the pope told reporters Sunday aboard the papal plane returning from Armenia to Rome.

In 2013, Francis reaffirmed the Catholic Church's position on homosexuality, saying that homosexual acts were sinful but not homosexual orientation. The
pope's comments came in response to a question asked by a journalist about a German cardinal who said the church should apologize for being "very negative"
about gays, multiple media outlets reported. Francis was on an official visit to Armenia from June 24-26. During a one-hour conversation on the plane, the pope touched on many topics involving the church and forgiveness for those it has marginalized. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett: Who does this Pope think he is? This Pope thinks that he is the father of all Christianity, everywhere-even to those who do not belong to
his church. The larger problem is that The Roman catholic Church is in collusion with both The UN and the western news media to make it seem as if he
actually does speak for all Christians in the world, this is the real danger we Christians face today. This Pope either unwittingly, or worse, knowingly, is actually standing up with the rest of the world that already hates Chritians and hates Jesus Christ and actually agreeing with them! 

The point of the matter here is that this Pope (who is holding the same Bible you may be holding) looks at the words of The Lord, looks at the same scriptures you do and chooses to forsake that and say and do things which please the world. (Manpleasers, Book of Galations Ch. 1 ).


Huge street sinkhole disrupts services, forces evacuations near Fukuoka’s Hakata Station
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Japan Times

A huge sinkhole opened up beneath a major road in downtown Fukuoka on Tuesday morning, disrupting traffic, power supplies and banking systems, with local
authorities evacuating nearby areas for fear of more cave-ins.

The police and the city office said they have yet to receive any injury reports.

The site is around the area where construction work is under way to extend the city subway system’s Nanakuma Line. The police and the city are investigating
 to determine if the sinkhole was caused by the work. The police are blocking nearby areas and calling on people in buildings near the accident site to evacuate the area. The road apparently caved in around 5:15 a.m. at an intersection near JR Hakata Station in the capital of the prefecture, the city office said.

TV footage showed the hole filled with water from underground channels. The city evacuated buildings including several offices near the site at 9:45 a.m., saying there were signs the cave-in could cause buildings to collapse. Police also told nearby offices and households not to use gas, fearing gas leaks. The Bank of Fukuoka said its online systems appeared to have been disrupted by the accident. Fukuoka airport also temporarily experienced blackouts, forcing ticket machines to stop working briefly. As of 10 a.m., the sinkhole had expanded to 30 meters long, 27 meters wide and 15 meters deep...

..In the past few years, there have been cases in which underground construction work has caused roads to cave in. In October 2014, about three meters of road in the city of Fukuoka caved in several meters near where construction to move sewage was under way. No one was injured. Last December, a sidewalk located in front of a building construction site in the city of Nagoya caved in about 5 meters deep. No one was injured but the site was about 300 meters from the Nagoya Railroad Co.’s Nagoya Station. A construction failure in a concrete wall between the sidewalk and the construction was blamed for the cause.

Also in Nagoya in June, several roads and part of a park sunk in near a site where construction was under way to build a tunnel to store rainwater.

Biblebybennett: Most will blame human progress, construction, drilling and other industries for these sinkholes, but what can explain the massive holes
opening up in remote regions of the world, far away from civilization?

                                                                              "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the
                                                                               seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains
                                                                              of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened."

                                                                                                                                                                   Book of Genesis Ch. 7

 Let's be honest and truthful about something; Science has absolutely no conclusive facts which prove what they believe, what they teach your kids in school, as is the makeup of the Earth's mantle and core-it is all guesswork, hypothesis, and conjecture. The nearest glimpse ever obtained was the deepest core drilling which exceeded just over one mile, and all of that demonstrated a solid least it did in that one spot they drilled in. So are we simply taking it for granted that the earth beneath our feet of solid, stable, reliable?

 What Biblebybennett notices about The Book of Genesis Ch 7 & 8 is also where the water went? When the waters which completely covered the entire earth
receded where did all of that water go? If you want to be of the sort which argues that all of that water went into either the polar ice caps or even the current oceans or seas our current state of what they are calling "climate change" with the receding polar ice caps seems to discount that. In fact, observation shows that polar ice which has either melted away or broken off and melted away has not resulted in any real significant change in ocean levels.

 Could this possibly be because there are massive unseen, undetected reservoirs of water under the seas? This verse does say "all the fountains of the great deep were broken up." So this means that the great flood was fed by waters from above AND below forced up. So if the lands were suddenly swamped by waters
percolating up from beneath then that would liquefy the ground and any object upon it that could not float would immediately sink into the ground!

 We have actually seen this happen before in US history; Between 1811 and 1812, what is referred to as The New Madrid earthquakes affecting large areas of
 Missouri actually resulted in subterranean water sources coming up and liquefying the surrounding landscape. This series of earthquakes were so severe that they actually altered the course of the Missouri River. So, why sinkholes? The only explanation science has for the phenomenon of sinkholes is simple underground water erosion.

 To make a long story short; Biblebybennett sees these sinkholes as warning signs:

                                                                             "But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;..

                                                                            ..And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in
                                                                               the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:"

                                                                                                                                                Book of Acts Ch. 2

 "In the Earth?" How do you see signs taking place within the earth? You can't, that is unless it's something in the earth which becomes manifest on the surface. Bear in mind also that the reference to "blood, fire, and smoke vapor" clearly denote volcanic activity, but mankind has always lived with that so it has to be a sign from within the earth that would be both new, disturbing, and especially threatening.

 You reading this have enough problems, you don't need Biblebybennett adding to them, but a simple facts is also fast emerging that sinkholes have opened up in the most bizarre of places, have opened up in suburban areas, rural areas, in the middle of major cities, and in far remote countryside. they cannot be detected in advance, they cannot be anticipated, we have governments and science not at all interested in doing so and there is absolutely no guarantee whatsoever that one cannot open up under your house!


Off-duty San Antonio deputy dies after vehicle plunges into sinkhole
                                                                                                                                           Fox News

An off-duty sheriff’s deputy died and two other people were injured when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio on Sunday,
authorities said.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the victim was 69-year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara, who was a courthouse bailiff. Fox San Antonio
reported that Nishihara worked as a reserve deputy from August 2009 to October 2016.

"My heart and prayers go out to the family involved in this tragedy," Mayor Ivy Taylor said in a statement. "The fire department, TCI and SAWS have been
working to secure the scene of the sinkhole and will remain there until all repairs have been made." A crane was used to retrieve her personal car from water about 12-feet deep. Nishihara’s body was found inside the submerged vehicle. Sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said Nishihara was not working Sunday when her vehicle fell into the sink hole. Utility officials said the sinkhole appeared after a sewer line ruptured during heavy rain earlier Sunday. (Abbreviated)

Biblebybennett; Does someone politically or socially important have to die before our Government takes this seriously? If this had been eithet BHO's motorcade, or worse still, if this had been Beyonce's hair-dresser's babysitter this had happened to it would get more attention.

Storms are Getting Stronger


What exactly does it mean for storms to get “stronger”? Does it mean faster winds? A larger wind field? Lower pressure at the center? More rain and snowfall? Higher storm surges?

“You have to remember that storms aren’t one-dimensional,” says Del Genio. “There are many types of storms, and sorting out how aspects of each type respond to warming is where the science really gets interesting.”..

..Storms feed off of latent heat, which is why scientists think global warming is strengthening storms. Extra heat in the atmosphere or ocean nourishes storms; the more heat energy that goes in, the more vigorously a weather system can churn...

..Already, there is evidence that the winds of some storms may be changing. A study based on more than two decades of satellite altimeter data (measuring sea surface height) showed that hurricanes intensify significantly faster now than they did 25 years ago. Specifically, researchers found that storms attain Category 3 wind speeds nearly nine hours faster than they did in the 1980s. Another satellite-based study found that global wind speeds had increased by an average of 5 percent over the past two decades.

There is also evidence that extra water vapor in the atmosphere is making storms wetter. During the past 25 years, satellites have measured a 4 percent rise in water vapor in the air column. In ground-based records, about 76 percent of weather stations in the United States have seen increases in extreme precipitation since 1948. One analysis found that extreme downpours are happening 30 percent more often. Another study found that the largest storms now produce 10 percent more precipitation. (Quoted)


                                               "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;
                                                and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and
                                                the waves roaring;"

                                                                                                                     Book of Matthew Ch. 21

 What you are seeing today are simply the symptoms, the beginning. In the coming days storms of various types shall increase in severity and intensity. These storms shall increase with such intensity that it shall become a global problem, not just for the coastline communities. Biblebybennett has noticed like so many other have that the winds have become more substantial in this year alone and the increased winds have made life worse for vacationers, too. Living at a beach comminuty, Biblebybennett sees every day how the beaches are suffering due to the increasaed winds and increased wave activity. Along with that the increases of ocean temps have brought sharks and other species closer to the shores and shallow waters for a longer period of time.

 Biblebybennett could have provided dozens of news items to illustrate just how these unique weather changes have become a global issue but that would take up too much space, and about anyone can watch the news and see this. What else they can see is how the oceans appear to be getting meaner. just recently we had a Father and his three children lost in the Gulf of Mexico and the only recieved distress call indicated encountering 6 foot waves, this perhaps overcoming the craft, and this is not an isolated incident. While not a new phenomenom, rogue waves are on the increase damaging cruise ships and making commercial shipping difficult at times. As far as pleasure craft is concerned, The US Coast Guard has never been busier.

 This is ofcourse due to the increase of temperatures worldwide and this Global Warming (or climate change, as it is now called) is not due to man's burning of fossile fuels so much as is it is due to the fact (according to NASA) that the Sun itself is actually getting hotter. Again, this is according to NASA's own data, but our own Sun's Solar Radiance and sunspot activity has increased exponentially since the turn of the century. In its 11 year solar cycle The Sun changes the level of its output but that output has definitely increased all the same. Other factors effect a planet's warming, for example Venus, which has a much thicker atmosphere and therefore can retain more heat, is actually hotter than Mercury which is closet to The Sun. If the Earth's atmosphere was not capable of retaining heat we would not a green house effect, but it does and we do.

 Bear in mind also that there is chemistry that applies here. The Earth's atmosphere is a balanced mixture of chemical elements. Left along they seek a balance as most all things in nature tend to do but if you start to turn up the heat on those balanced elements their molecular makeup begins to change, the blends begin to change and become out of balance and change the nature of their interraction with other elements. this is what is happening to our atmosphere, the increase in heat is making the elements in our atmosphere behave differently, thus changing weather. Worst part about this scenario is that there is absolutley nothing anyone can do to stop it.

 If you give the Global Warming advocates everything they want (which is nothing more than a rearranging of the global economy), and if you shut down all of the factories, the fossile fuel-burning culprits, etc. the Earth will still get hotter-ther is not a single thing science can do to stop it!

                                             UFO WORSHIP  
Alien-worshipping cult have cottage on Loch Ness

                                                                                             WorldWide Religious News

Loch Ness has emerged as the secret Scottish base of an international cult who believe Jesus was an alien. A cottage on the remote eastern shore of the loch is owned by the Aetherius Society, whose members use it to “co-operate with the Gods from Space”. The four-bedroomed property at picturesque Inverfarigaig, 16 miles from Inverness, boasts its own private pier from which society members take to the mysterious waters in hired boats.

The group says a giant “chakra” – or energy centre – exists in Loch Ness and can be used to help mankind in times of crisis. They also think that Jesus was an extraterrestial and the Star of Bethlehem was a spaceship. The Aetherius Society, which has its UK HQ in Fulham, London, and groups across the globe, has confirmed it bought the Loch Ness property about 40 years ago. The purchase was made in the early 1970s by the founder of the society, Dr George King, originally from Shropshire, who died in 1997.

The presence of the cult is known by a handful of bemused and very tolerant locals, who describe their neighbours as pleasant and respectable. Despite being barely a mile from the busy western shore of the loch, and just 16 miles from Inverness, the presence of the society has been kept secret from the outside world. Mark Bennett, 34, is one of the society’s ten International Directors. Mr Bennett, who is based in Fulham, said: “Beings from other planets are the cornerstone of our belief. They want to help us.

“I love Loch Ness, despite the weather. We visit frequently. We believe it has a special significance.

“We don’t hold events there for the public, it’s more something private for the Aetherius Society.

“It’s a very spiritual place to be.”

He added: “It is connected to the earth, which is a goddess. We believe that there are advanced intelligences within the cosmos and she is one of them.

“She has chakras, which you could say are gateways of energy, and one of them is in Loch Ness.

“We do chanting and mantras, dynamic prayer and positive visualisation. We believe it’s good for us and it’s good for the world.

“Extraterrestrials send out energy to us as well.They pray to us or they use certain equipment to send it out to humanity as well.

He added: “We find the locals very friendly. Last time I was up I was there I went up to the inn. I had a very nice specialty vodka with chilli in it. I just had one though.” Asked about Nessie, he replied: “We don’t have any interest in the monster whatsoever.”

A local, who asked not to be named, said: “It’s called King’s House after their founder George King – it used to be the Pier House. “When he used to come they put out a life ring out and they put out green baize at the end of the pier. He comes on a big white boat and they come out and run around like mad.

“They never try to put their beliefs onto anyone or anything like that.”

Nessie Hunter Steve Feltham, who has observed the loch for 24 years, said they were not the only ones to believe aliens are interested in Loch Ness. Mr Feltham, who recently claimed the best explanation so far of Nessie was a large catfish, said: “There’s a guy working on a tour boat here who believes there is a spaceship on the bottom of the loch.

“There was a woman up here, I think she was from Denmark, who thinks the earth is hollow and Loch Ness is how spaceships are getting in.

“For me, it’s a more out-there idea but the final explanation is anyone’s guess.” Loch Ness was the centre of a UFO mystery in June, after a photo taken by tourists showed two glowing shapes high above the water. On Wednesday, the mystery appeared solved after a similar photo appeared showing the reflection of light bulbs on a holiday home window. The Aetherius base on Loch Ness is less than a mile from Boleskine House, the former home of notorious 20th century “black magician” Aleister Crowley.

                                   "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."

                                                                                                                                                                   Book of II Corinthians Ch. 11

                                   "Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
                                    The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness:
                                    and their appearance and their work was as it  were a wheel in the middle of a wheel."

                                   And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from
                                   the earth, the wheels were lifted up.

                                  Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over
                                   against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels."

                                                                                                                                                                              Book of Ezekiel Ch.1

                       ARE THE EARTH'S OCEANS REALLY DYING?

The Earth's oceans are DYING: Researchers warn time is running out for marine life due to global warming

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The UK Daily Mail

Warn of 'effectively irreversible' impact on ocean ecosystems by 2100 Say only 'immediate and substantial' greenhouse gas cuts will help. Time is rapidly running out for the world's oceans and the creatures that live in them as the Earth's climate continues to warm, say scientists. Only 'immediate and substantial' reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can hope to prevent 'massive' impacts on marine ecosystems, warn the experts. Researchers compared the fate of the oceans under two scenarios, one a 'business-as-usual' approach and the other involving drastic cuts in emissions.

Their analysis showed that 'business-as-usual' would have an enormous and 'effectively irreversible' impact on ocean ecosystems and the services they provide, such as fisheries, by 2100. Even after curbing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) enough to prevent temperatures rising by more than 2C compared with pre-industrial levels, many marine ecosystems would still suffer significantly, they said.

The international team led by Dr Jean-Pierre Gattuso, from the Laboratoire d'Oceanographie de Villefranche in France, wrote in the journal Science: 'Impacts on key marine and coastal organisms, ecosystems, and services from anthropogenic (man-made) CO2 emissions are already detectable, and several will face high risk of impacts well before 2100, even with the stringent CO2 emissions scenario.

'These impacts are occurring across all latitudes and have become a global concern that spans the traditional north/south divide.' Any new global climate agreement that fails to minimise the impact on oceans will be 'incomplete and inadequate', stressed the scientists. (Abbreviated)


  What is Ocean Acidification?

The Chemistry

When carbon dioxide (CO2) is absorbed by seawater, chemical reactions occur that reduce seawater pH, carbonate ion concentration, and saturation states of biologically important calcium carbonate minerals. These chemical reactions are termed "ocean acidification" or "OA" for short. Calcium carbonate minerals are the building blocks for the skeletons and shells of many marine organisms. In areas where most life now congregates in the ocean, the seawater is supersaturated with respect to calcium carbonate minerals. This means there are abundant building blocks for calcifying organisms to build their skeletons and shells. However, continued ocean acidification is causing many parts of the ocean to become undersaturated with these minerals, which is likely to affect the ability of some organisms to produce and maintain their shells.

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the pH of surface ocean waters has fallen by 0.1 pH units. Since the pH scale, like the Richter scale, is logarithmic, this change represents approximately a 30 percent increase in acidity. Future predictions indicate that the oceans will continue to absorb carbon dioxide and become even more acidic. Estimates of future carbon dioxide levels, based on business as usual emission scenarios, indicate that by the end of this century the surface waters of the ocean could be nearly 150 percent more acidic, resulting in a pH that the oceans haven’t experienced for more than 20 million years.

The Biological Impacts

Ocean acidification is expected to impact ocean species to varying degrees. Photosynthetic algae and seagrasses may benefit from higher CO2 conditions in the ocean, as they require CO2 to live just like plants on land. On the other hand, studies have shown that a more acidic environment has a dramatic effect on some calcifying species, including oysters, clams, sea urchins, shallow water corals, deep sea corals, and calcareous plankton. When shelled organisms are at risk, the entire food web may also be at risk. Today, more than a billion people worldwide rely on food from the ocean as their primary source of protein. Many jobs and economies in the U.S. and around the world depend on the fish and shellfish in our oceans.
Biblebybennett: There is this desire to rush to judgment here but this acidification is a slow-growth process that should really only effect certain shell-based sea life or crustaceans in general, the raminder of the mammals in the sea should not be immediately effected by this minute rise. To keep the PH level in any ocean at a certain balance is hard to do. Almost each and every ocean on this planet has active volcanoes spewing various containiments into the seas which also kill sea life and harm the underwater ecosystem. Science has no ability to stop this or control it.

 But the point of the story is that we have yet another example of static data which is then politicized to reflect a certain global agenda, climate change. As pointed out already, the subtle warming of the earth cannot be the sole reason for ocean PH offsets but these proponents of climate change conveniently ignore that data and focus solely on man's evil role in poisoning the planet. Biblebybennett needs to clarify the difference between a politically driven science story and actual data, because this decpetion is designed to compel all the people of the earth to comply (out of the urgency and the guilt of the situation) to establish a global tax and global economic programs designed to finally force the planet into a great global society, whether people like it or not.

 However, according to scripture, there shall come a day when the very thing they claim can happen will happen, but for other reasons:

                                      "And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood 
                                        of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea."
                                                                                                                                        Book of Revelation Ch. 16

 This is yet another judgment which is ordained to befall the world and the evil inhabitants thereof at the latter end of The Great Tribulation. One by one during the Great Tribulation we see The Lord taking away one security after another of which mankind basis his domain upon, now God seeks to take away his ability to use the oceans for food. Think for a moment what the phrase "the blood of a dead man" means. When the human body dies the body's circulatory system shuts down, the circulatory system uses blood to carry oxygen and other types of nutrients the body and organs need to survive. With the lungs shut down oxygen
can no longer move through the body and tissue begins to die and then break down. So this is an image of how the Earth's oceans shall die. It shall not occur in a singular event like some massive meteor strike (sorry Hollywood) but as a gradual shut down of the vital process of oxygenation, circulation, and nutrient
 As pointed out already there are a slew of issues in the oceans which can casuse this naturally, without global warming, and volcanity activity has increased
exponentially in almost all of the oceans over the past 100 years, poisioning the seas. The processes which shall serve to fulfill Revelation Ch. 16, causing each and every soul in the seas to die, may have begun long, long ago.  

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