Wednesday, 21 June 2017

In the jungle

Just recently Neil deGrasse Tyson visited Australia, more recently so did Jane Goodall. Big science! At some stage they both mentioned something about the untrustworthiness of the internet, that is, the many things that are proclaimed there.

Interestingly enough nothing was brought up about the problems & inconsistencies of evolution/alleged, or the big bang/alleged, or the problems of real scientists who cannot get their work published due to the bias that exists & is present in the science system with its ruling paradigm.

But Neil deGrasse Tyson can tell us that it would be an inexcusably egocentric to think that we are not alone in the universe without a shred of scientific evidence (fourth last paragraph).  http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2016/s4681600.htm

The universe makes sense in lots of ways, Degrasse does not & you don’t have to be an expert to spot the swirling scientific spin that morphs into psychology & faith like God morphs into nature in bait & switch fashion. The egocentricity of secular science means God the creator is not allowed in the science room nor the science that contradicts the consensus story & that really is inexcusable as deception springs eternal & takes its captives too.

The religion of scientism

‘It is no more heretical to say the Universe displays purpose, as Hoyle has done, than to say that it is pointless, as Steven Weinberg has done. Both statements are metaphysical and outside science. Yet it seems that scientists are permitted by their own colleagues to say metaphysical things about lack of purpose and not the reverse. This suggests to me that science, in allowing this metaphysical notion, sees itself as religion and presumably as an atheistic religion (if you can have such a thing).’

·         Shallis, M., In the eye of a storm, New Scientist101(1393):42–43, 19 January 1984.




In the thick & thin of it






Monday, 19 June 2017

Flooded with percentages & maybe's & wannabe's









Is there life on other planets ? Observable science says no, earth is outstandingly brilliant & unique according to scientific fact & fits the biblical narrative but that wont stop many scientists dreaming a dream & statistically surmising.There is a dogmatic naturalistic narrative to follow.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-06-20/nasa-kepler-discovers-10-new-earth-sized-planets/8633160




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We beseech Thee



As Psalm 39:1-13. continues in tones of struggle & faith in prayer & song ultimately it is God alone who can deliver. God can & does cast a critical eye upon His children & likewise God’s dearly loved children can cry out for forgiveness. There are many things that we cannot undo but that does not mean they cannot be addressed. For in God there is true forgiveness & mercy & there is nothing that is that hard for God to do. Time & again God has shown himself to be ever faithful & everlasting as the world continues on in unbelief in its various forms of religious & non-religious peoples & nations.




The Book & the Bird our teacher




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Friday, 16 June 2017

We have been digital for a long time.



I am sure a lot of people would be taken back if I told them I can read their future on the palm of their hand but I can according to Psalm 39. Verse 5 gives it to us straight. “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.”


Life is not a lottery nor is it a science lesson. Things much bigger are at play & the mighty & tender ‘hand’ of God has everything to do with it. The author of life gives & takes away & we are but a breath, phantoms & ghosts that appear & then are gone, just like that. A hand span in the measure of eternity.

In the good years & lean years & everything in between God is God





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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Here I stand & here I spoke

Recently I read an article on the invention of the pushbike (or was it a bicycle). Apparently there is a difference & it matters. I like pushbikes, we called them 'pushies' growing up, as a society we tend to throw them away as junk pretty easily. This illustration is a ladies bike that I traced from an old photo of mine. I like to draw too but tracing enables me to doodle with colours,tone & effects on the computer.

My dad had an old fixed wheel bike which meant the peddle/crank arms kept turning at all times, even down steep hills & around sharp corners. So if you leaned to much the peddle upon rotation would embed itself into the road & lift the bike & send you on an involuntary flight with a complimentary crash & burn,needless to say, we used it as a last resort.








Same old same old wandering (sin)



Behold! We, humanity, are trying to make everything new again. Marriage, sex, family etc. The problem is it’s been done before in ages past. The King Solomonisation of Marriage & multiple wives & concubines led to a wandering away from God. The intense unwelcome pushy sodomy & intended rape at Gomorrah led to judgement & King David’s lust & desire led to painful heartbreaking circumstances. Humanity has continually tried to throw God out the window (we do that with unwanted babies also as we abort their life & their bodies) as we mimic the past & put on a mask of technology & fashion & take our cues from fallen nature.

We want & want & want more than we should & our desires can & do betray us. As Scripture says, we all like sheep have gone astray. Isaiah 53:6. So God sent a lamb to show us the way. Isaiah 53:7. He is making everything new again, He is eternal & understands the who/why/when & what matters the most & how it all fits together in this very confused & contradicting world.Isaiah 9:6-7.Dont underestimate the wisdom of God amidst the bold claims of modern scientific say so.





Paul & Linda McCartney - Tug Of War


This song gets part of the problem as it recognises the enmity we share but McCartney does not seem to recognise the solution & peace to be found in Christ & hence looks elsewhere &opts for a futuristic world, a type of humanism? that by faith will supposedly deliver but can’t come soon enough for him.



Monday, 12 June 2017

A Vegas of sorts

You can’t live in the past but you carry it into the present, therefore we can ‘live’ with the past but we can’t go back in time but times change so we can live in the past & do. It is a pattern that is always changing within boundaries like a kaleidoscope of forgetfulness, memories & discoveries that rise & fall in & out of place.

In the clash of mortality & immortality & of things considered good & evil, real & unreal where we dream of titanic things & put our hope in our own strength & wit like demi gods in a distorted nature the multi-versed & eternal Word of God reminds us about little patterns & big patterns. The author of life who seems forgotten & just a memory will reveal Himself & His divinity again apart from his creation. Time seems of no consequence to Him, a thousand years is like a day & a day is like a thousand years. 2 Pet 3:9. But what we do matters very much. Matt 5:17-20.


Things that are old can be new again but in our present boundaries we are all fading & breaking down no matter how much colour, animation, creativity, chemical, plastic & natural goodness we add to our life, even the sun with all it splendour & power is fading into eternity & our eyes that behold it glorious light along with our bodies that feel its beautiful warmth will turn to dust and be no more until the past & our reality catches up with us once again. What happened in the garden didn’t stay in the garden but that doesn’t mean we don’t try & hide it or pretend that the curse or God isn’t there.







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Sunday, 11 June 2017

horsepower, candlepower, heat loss & gain

Apparently, on the one hand we evolved (without fire) but then it was critical for our alleged evolving…http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-10/why-are-humans-attracted-to-fire/8592436

In as much as we have gone from generation to generation losing genetic information (& many practises) along the way, we still need warmth when it is cold & yes we can get used to things that are common place. Third worlders or those more prone to poverty & less industry or technology but just as intelligent are going to be more fascinated with first world stuff & vice versa & we still burn a lot of coal or gas to stay warm…we are in fact just the same then as we are now as are apes & horses with variations along the way.

It is hard to get to reality with so much advertised science shelved at just the right height for our perusal. Without a critical mind to asses & question things you really can get taken for a ride.











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Ventura? Venture a Highway


Towards the end of last week I went on a road trip with my son. It was a special event for us & a long haul clocking up a thousand kilometres each way as we ventured into Victoria from New South Wales for a game of soccer as the main event when Brazil versed Argentina in the cool-cool city of Melbourne with its fancy architecture & not always at ease cosmopolitan political complexity.

Big cities seem ‘bovine’& like a sale yard & are not my thing & the modern road systems require advanced or developed knowledge so it was good to have a GPS on board & learn how they work. The smaller country towns had more restfulness about them & seemed more home like.

We were both impressed by the game & skill level & were grateful for being able to witness it & spend some time together on the road. After the game & after traffic delays we clocked up two hours of driving before resting for the night & the following morning found ourselves surrounded by police at the motel where we stayed.Being a long weekend there were plenty of events on all over the nation.


Not as much time for the type of photography I am used to but still enough to get a few shots in here & there. 












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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Who, What, Where, When. WWWW dot Job/faith.



In as much as we sympathise with Job & his terrible suffering & the letdown of his wife & well-meaning friends, God brings a challenge to Job so that he may get some perspective & grip on a big-big picture.

God speaks to Job out of the storm. It is a big conversation with many examples to consider, astro & atmospheric stuff, biology, oceanology, physics, erosion, seasons & on & on God goes. Even though the Bible is not strictly science, it is full to the brim of keen observation as it speaks with historical accuracy & volume that relates to us not just in terms of knowledge but how it connects with God & us. Job 38:1-41. Job 42:1-17.

As if Job is not humbled enough, he is humbled further & then graciously restored as was his relationships & life. Yes God allows suffering & we don’t like that very much & we want to plead our case & we should & God hears & provides. He always has & always will, always- always.1 Pet 5:1-11.









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