Today’s post is one of those whatever is on my mind types.
Such a tumultuous, and bitter world we live in today. It is getting
pretty difficult to be involved in anything on the internet that is
not contentious and hateful. My one escape remains Flickr Photos.
Imagine, people from every corner of the earth, getting along and
being respectful of each other. Zero politics, just a shared love for
photography. It is my final refuge.
That may seem odd from someone who writes about political and social
upheaval on his own blog. I do lack the willpower to not comment on
what I see, and apparently the rest of the world does as well.
Never become unengaged, but we all need a place online to stay
connected to others without all the hate and confusion, and hopefully
everybody also has several places off the internet where an escape is
I hope all of you who live in areas where autumn is a “visible”
season, and own cameras, are having a great time. Even if leaf change
is not a big deal where you reside, fall bird migration is a joyous time
to be a photographer.
Documenting the season, wherever you are, is one of the jobs
(delightfully so) that every outdoor photographer should be a part of.
Yes I ended with a preposition.
In the Wisconsin area, too bad about the finish of the post season for
the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. It was a fun season just the
same, and there are reasons to believe it could continue next year as
well. That said, for me, baseball is always the hardest sport to
I’ve written a lot on these pages about Biblical interpretation and
understanding. Also about having a “good Bible” that holds an accurate
meaning of what the Bible was meant to say. It is important to learn
what it really means and to accept that. Never accept lessons from
false teachers, whether they be such intentionally, or accidentally,
and above all, absolutely never intentionally misinterpret the Bible
yourself. In other words, never purposefully change the Bible to say
what you want it to say rather than what God meant it to say. No
additions, no subtractions.
The above points certainly include one of the most misused, and
intentionally as well as accidentally altered parts of the Bible, the
so-called end time prophecy. I say so-called, because while these
times we have now will end, the earth and life will certainly not.
The verses below from Revelations, are meant in the context of that
book and the others that contain the “end-time” prophecy. It remains
true however, for the entire Bible.
18: For I testify unto every man who hears the words of Prophecy of
this Book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto
the plagues that are written in this Book.
19: And if any man shall take away from the words of the Book of this
Prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the Book of Life, and
out of the Holy City, and from things that are written in this Book.