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Sunday, September 18, 2011, 6:22 PM
The Mayor of Munich has tapped has tapped the first keg to kick off the 178th traditional German folk festival Oktoberfest. With only two deft blows of his hammer and a cry of "O'zapft is" -"Its tapped," Mayor Christian ude inserted the first tap into the first keg as the festival opened its doors to the public [9-17-11]. Last year 7.1 visitors consumed that many 1 liter mugs of beer which now costs 12.66 each.
The food is great...Wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, schwiene braten, agfel strudel, roasted pig, pretzels big and small and soft, plus other foods and baked goods. Entertainment includes music galore, live brass bands, pop artists, German and Austrian, althorn, and Alpine music. There's dancing, sing-a-longs, parades, children's events, carnival rides and booths, barrel rolling, stein hoisting and others.
To a German, beer IS food. Egypt might have invented beer, but Germany perfected it. Germany reigns supreme in beer. They also make wine and also serve it at all Oktoberfests. Even teenagers 13 years and up can drink in Germany with adult supervision.
The oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration is in Southern California at Alpine Village in Torrence, CA. This is their 44th year. US Today has chosen Alpine Village as "one of the best Oktoberfests in the world!"
CONTINUED IN PART 3 OF "OKTOBERFEST IS HERE!"
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 5:41 PM
Friday, September 16, 2011, 6:59 PM
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 9:52 PM
1. PARTICAL ACCELERATORS
[This is talking about the Large Hadron Collider where it could create thousands of small Black Holes that would eat up the earth and us].
2. Rogue Black Holes
3. Gamma-Raqy Bursts from our sun.
4. Omega Point
[The max level of complexity consciousness. The divine center of consciousness will draw together the entire universe and end the world as we know it].
5. Bubble Nucleation
[We live in a false vacuum [the universe is a vacuum] and if it collapes, a low energy bubble nucleates in our false vacuum it would expand at the speed of light, once again changing the universe to emptyness.]
6. Divine Intervention
[Its impossible to know if divine intervention is feasible if the 9 diasters mentioned here had nothing to do with the end of the world as God intended].
7. Solar Activity [Super-Flares of Decreased Activity]
8. Aliens Attack the Earth
[Is this impossible since no intelligent life exists out of all the billions and billions of planets?]
9. Globar War
[This is a constant threay. There's around 20,000 active nuclear weapons in the world now. Biological warfare-this is cheap, easy to produce and conceal. They become impossible to control.]
10. Ecosystem Collapse
[Our biodiversity is vanishing. Devastating consequence of the checks and balances of the global ecosystem causing sntire human race to die of starvation.]
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 5:23 PM
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 4:26 PM
Much has been said about the world ending in the year 2012--a fact supposedly revealed in the ancient Mayan calendar. Can any of this be true coming from a civilization whose religion had demonology and false stone gods in it?
Where did the Mayan people back then receive the religious and cosmological conceptions related to this calendar? They certainly didn't come from the God of the Bible!
The Mayan people were centered in Central America, the apex of their civilization lasting from around A.D. 250 to 900. If they were so great, why couldn't they and their stone gods save them? It most likely is because they were of the devil and his demons [according to their religion].
The 12-21-12 date is the end-date for the present age when translated into the Gregorian calendar system we use today is the same date. This date coincides with the time of the winter solotice.
Why accept Mayan prophecy anyway? They were not gifted prophets. Astronomers they were, using their eyes as telescopes. The Mayan calendar of 2012 lacks credibility. It means nothing, and its only because our world is in such sad shape that some pay attention to such things.
[Matthew 24:36 and 24:4] comes into view here, if you want an honest answer from a reliable source and the one who even created the Mayans!!
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 3:37 PM
The Mayans practiced abominable religious rites that are strongly condemned in the Bible, such as human sacrifice. It was part of their religion, often using children for the ritual in which the Mayan priest cut open the STILL-ALIVE child's chest and pulled out the heart as a sacrifice to the gods. In fact, to celebrate the beginning of a new year, the Maya 'ripped out the heart of a sacrificed victim...and started a flame with a fire drill in his open chest cavity.'
Much of the barbaric, bloodthirsty 'worship' of the Mayans, including human sacrifices, can be accounted for if we reconize that it was DEMONICALLY motivated by the real power behind their gods of stone.
The gods of pagan worship are not real, but the devil and his demons ate behind much of the false religion, sometimes posing as these false gods. So, it seems that the devil is responsible for the 12-21-12 date as the date of the end of the world and millions of people are suckered into believing this date. You want to really believe these kinds of people?
Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 4:09 PM
TWISTED SCRIPTURE FROM N.T. [EXAMPLES].
Practitioners of Wicca, aka neo-pagans, revere the earth as being divine. This type of misdirected worship of creation over Creator was condemned by the Apostle Paul.
Many "sacred name" groups as well as all Unitarian sects reject the deity of the Holy Spirit. But here Peter clearly identified the Holy Spirit as God. The Spirit possess all the divine attributes, including omnipotence [Romans 15:19], omniscience [Romans 11:34], and omnipresence [Psalm 139:7-10].
Many who embrace reincarnation point to this verse and verse 7 ["You must be born again"]. But Jesus was speaking of a spiritual birth [v.5], not a second physical birth [v.4-6].
For groups rejecting the deity of Jesus Christ, this verse is important. Only God is to be worshiped. When compared with other passages, this verse actually presents a case for Jesus' divine nature, not an argument against it. Scripture is clear in saying that Jesus received worship from a leper [Matthew 8:21, from a disciple [John 20:28], and from angels [Hebrews 1:6]. IF GOD IS TO BE WORSHIPPED, THEN JESUS MUST BE GOD.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 3:43 PM
IS BOWING BEFORE A STATUE OF ANY RELIGIOUS TYPE AN ACT OF WORSHIP?
Catholic churches have statues as you know. Is the act of bowing in the presence of a statue or holy image constitute worship? Bowing does not in itself constitute worship. A bow is a gesture of respect and honor, not necessarily an act of worship [Genesis 19:1; 42:6; Jos. 5:14; 1 Sam. 28:14]. Further, any act of honor and respect performed near a statue or image is not directed at the object itself, but rather, at the person whom it represents. This is similar to how one might touch a family photograph or even kiss it in order to express their love for those depicted in the photo.
Monday, September 12, 2011, 6:27 PM