The less you know the better?

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China, still making walls and boundaries after thousands of years.

We all have heard the insanity of the chinese government trying to discourage freedom of speech and expression. When they should be educating their people in other ways.

So….. Why do they block the people?

Is it to protect, or to manipulate?

If “CHINA” keeps its people uninformed they will follow.

China has been accused of stretching the truth to fit their own interests.

That is what the administration is attempting to do in the US.

Disseminate information of their choice and discredit truth in reporting.

It is a dangerous proposition for a so called “free society”.

The internet is the biggest threat to China, because the internet is based on the principle that anyone with access to a computer can receive and exchange information and ideas with anyone else in the world.

Therefore making the Chinese Government worry about a possible threat of alliance, which might end up backfiring on them one day due to their manipulative techniques.

Democratic governments do not have a problem with this, and aside from outlawing criminal activity such as child pornography and promoting terrorism, they do not restrict the internet in those areas. They are concerned with image alone and controlling the Internet allows them to control the information of their own population, getting information and giving information. Also it allows them to use this method to infiltrate other countries without giving up any information. (Iran does the same thing on a smaller scale.)

So, it’s not a question of moral beliefs, it is to maintain their dictatorship, the Chinese government needs to control and restrict the flow of information.

It might be conceivable that one day the internet will mean the end of dictatorship in China and the dawn of democracy.

Imagine that you are controlling a population that could, with some organization, easily overthrow the government. Oh no! We wouldn’t want that, would we?

How is the blocking of Blogs, Face book, YouTube and Google going to cause a problem, when the majority of the people all over the world just want to stay connected with friends, colleagues and family, especially now more than ever due to so many people traveling and living abroad these days…..we are not all trying to over throw a government and sadly not all of us are even interested in politics enough anyway!

My point with all of this is…..

Why block the public from “Government politics” that keep us educated and well informed, and start by BLOCKING it with all the UNMORAL CONTENT that dangerously poisons us, affecting relationships, damaging your heart, mind and soul,that inimitably leads to an evil addiction that changes your overall personality.

The world needs to start breaking down walls and boundaries so that we may have a possible chance at peace.

I CAN NOT TELL A LIE!

There is a quaint story about President George Washington which has been taught to schoolchildren for many years.

As a boy of six, Washington received a new hatchet. He went around cutting everything he could find with it, including his father’s prized cherry tree. The tree died and his father, angered, went through the house demanding to know who had done it. George confessed and their conversation supposedly went something like this…

“George,do you know who has killed my beautiful little cherry tree yonder in the garden? I would not have taken five guineas for it!”

“I cannot tell a lie, father, you know I cannot tell a lie! I did cut it with my little hatchet.”

“My son, that you should not be afraid to tell the truth is more to me than a thousand trees! Yes – though they were blossomed with silver and had leaves of the purest gold!”

This story has been used to illustrate Washington’s honesty and moral uprightness for over two hundred years.

Unfortunately, it is utterly false!

It was created by a person named Mason Locke Weems and included in his “A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploit, of General George Washington” which was first published in 1800.

Weems felt that earlier biographies of Washington were rather dull, so he wanted to make his more interesting by humanizing Washington while holding him up as a man of extraordinary character. Weems may have also wanted to make Washington seem more religious than he actually was.

False though it was, Americans loved the story and it found its way into numerous books, publications, and illustrations. Many of those who know it is false believe that “it should be true” because it is such a good, believable story about the life of our first President. Image

So people are happy to believe comfortable stories and in things they know not to be true because it sounds good, rather than boring old facts??? HMM? How do we know what to believe or not to believe in a society that has been making it acceptable to lie for hundreds of generations! 

Culture VS Religion

Japan ranked 5th place out of 140 countries for being the most peaceful country in the world. What about the United States? The U.S. was ranked 97th in the survey, while China was 67th.
Japanese People are very Respectful, respect for your elders, let alone strangers, is actually practiced, you’ll find Japan exceedingly old-fashioned, in a good way.
Then again, it’s not entirely surprising that tradition is valued here; the imperial house of Japan is the oldest continuing hereditary monarchy in the world. Tradition, hospitality and respect is apparent everywhere, even how they bow is based on the amount of deference you wish to give to the person you are speaking with, 15 – 20 degrees is usual for an everyday greeting. If you are meeting someone very important, then you may wish to bow lower and if you are often doing the wrong thing, then you might find yourself often in bows of 90 degrees or at one’s feet in apology!
The crime rate in Japan is very low. The theft rate is particularly low. There are 1.3 robberies per 100,000 population compared with 233.0 in the United States. Japanese view theft as a pathetic crime.
Japanese language with it’s complex rules of honorific and humble speech are a reflection of Japan’s ultra polite culture and society. It’s a beautiful yet complex language.
People in Japan wear a mask at any indication of illness or allergies. It’s basically rude not to wear a mask when your sick.
Now lets get into Religion,
Shinto is the indigenous faith of the Japanese people and it is as old as Japan itself. Today it remains Japan’s major religion alongside Buddhism and Christianity. Most people who have any interest in Japanese culture are aware of this, but how many people actually know the intricacies that make up Shinto and its beliefs?
The customs and values of Shinto are inseparable from those of Japanese culture. Many Japanese activities have their roots in Shinto. Elements of Shinto can be found in architecture, sumo wrestling anime, manga, and a lot of Japanese pop culture.
Shinto doesn’t really have a founder or sacred scriptures or anything like that though. Religious propaganda and preaching are not common here either. This is one of the things that sets Shinto apart from most of the popular religions today. Shinto is deeply rooted in the Japanese people and their traditions, so practices like conversion don’t exactly go along with what Shinto is. Since Shinto is very Japanese by nature and does not try to press others to join them, the percentage of Shintos living in this world is very small, with pretty much all of them residing in Japan. I think that’s nice though. Shinto is inherently Japanese, and its just another one of those things that you can really only get the full experience and understand while in Japan. Instead of sacred texts, Shinto bases most of its beliefs on four ancient books. These books are, Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) which is the foundation to written Shinto history, Shoku Nihongi, Nihon Shoki (Continuing Chronicles of Japan), Rikkokushi (Six National Histories), and JinnShōtōk (a study of Shinto and Japanese politics and history).
Shinto is all about the kami.
Kami (sacred spirits) are the “gods” in Shinto. They take the form of many things such as animals, plants, lakes, and rivers. As such, Shinto is a form of animism. Humans become kami after they die and are honored as ancestral kami with some families actually having little shrines in their homes.
The Goddess Amaterasu is widely considered to be Shinto’s most famous kami and she was even the star of her very own video game, Ōkami.
There are no real absolutes in Shinto,everything is kind of grey.
They don’t believe in absolute right or wrong and they acknowledge that nobody is perfect.
They view humans as fundamentally good, with the evils in the world being caused by ghouls and ghosts from Japan, troublesome and devilish kami. As such, the purpose of most Shinto rituals is to keep away evil spirits. This is achieved by purification, prayers, and offerings.
Shinto teaches that people should want their sins cleansed for one’s own peace, not because sinning is inherently wrong. It’s natural.
Shinto do have some freaky beliefs. Those who die holding a grudge strong enough to keep them attached to the physical world will become evil, revenge seeking kami, as seen in “The Grudge” a popular Japanese film.
So, Shinto has its easygoing ups as well as its terrifying downs.
Purification rituals are an essential part of Shinto. New buildings constructed in Japan are frequently blessed by a Shinto priest during the groundbreaking ceremony, and many Japanese cars are blessed at some point in their assembly. I wonder if they get a little sticker or certificate saying they were blessed. Hmm…?
Both men and women can become Shinto priests, and they’re even allowed to marry and have children. Some even live on site with the shrine they’re in charge of. Priests are aided by young women known as miko during Shinto rituals and performances. Miko wear white kimono, must be unmarried, and are often daughters of the Shinto priests.
The purpose of this information is give a little insight into another culture to help open our minds and to prove yet another point, we have our “BIBLE” and they have their four ancient books passed down from generations, Man written NOT dictated from a SUPER BEING!

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Cases of Injustice!

We all are hearing so much about …Treyvon Martin… these past few days and sadly this is something that coincides with all that I describe here in my Blog and still have much, much more to say!
This case violently rocks the stomach of many, I being one!!!

This feeling of complete anger and disgust for our judicial system is only the beginning, my question is, where was/is “God” ……..?

Of course many would give the oldest speech in the book, “God has his reasons.”

Okay…..wait just a cotton picking minute!!!
“EVIL” has his reasons, now that sounds more believable!

I hate to repeat myself, but there are too many cases of injustice not only in the court room, but through the government, religion, work force, schools/universities, hospitals, entertainment industry, and not to mention out on the street all over the world.

People speak of “Honor” even the president himself speaks of it, where is honor in all of this?

The curb on gun violence will not stop VIOLENCE, will not bring back TREYVON, and will not fix what is wrong with this country and it’s twisted beliefs!!!

You want an example of peace and unity?

JAPAN …….We are far from being an example, yet because we have nuclear weapons we are feared, but not in any way respected! We are the worst country for our awful injustices and horrible practices. We stick our nose into all that is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS and take what does not belong to us while killing others to get it! (Like IRAQ)

This nation is not under “GOD” it is under ‘EVIL”!

All I can say is it is a tragedy that so many americans are so unaware or just plain ignorant to even care!!!

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Pass it on!

This is a small, but meaningful post I would like you think about and ponder……

You have all heard it through the years, people passing stories down from generation to generation and some how the story starts to change along the way leaving grandchildren and great grandchildren bickering over what did or did not happen, when it happened, where it happened and who it happened to! Leaving people confused and carrying on a story from the past that has been totally reconstructed to what they “Thought” happened when the real truth is already in the grave with the real person it happened to that they never met!

So, that leads to my point that religion is based on a BOOK filled with stories that did or did not happen in a time we all were never around to verify and told to us by people who wrote what they heard and passed it down for us to try and translate, altercate, or destruct!

What is your take?

This Bible, That Bible, BIBLE!!!!

The Kardashian’s say it often, B I B L E!!!!! To me the Bible is ONE book, but wait there is more than one version. One of my adoring followers asked where I was reading the scriptures from???

KING JAMES, LIVING, HEBREW, or maybe in another language perhaps, that would be more understandable or would it?

If there are over 30 versions of the Bible how do you know which one is the right one?

Bible versions are basically translated to fit what people think it means or what fits what they think they want to hear!

Which brings me back to my point of….How many religions there are and which one is the one? There is no right or wrong answer, you go where you feel like going and you read what you feel you can understand! RIGHT? or Wrong?

Keep the comments coming, Love it!!!
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We Pay for Eve’s Betrayal?

Yes we all heard it from elementary school and up, from parents and friends to churches and books, the story of Adam and Horrible Eve!

According to the Bible Eve took from the forbidden tree of Good and Evil and God banished her from the Garden of Eden with Dumb Adam for listening to her.

Then not only did God banish them, but God was so utterly devastated by her betrayal that he lost his Merciful, loving, Godly mind and said that Eve will suffer, her kids will suffer and their kids and their kids and so on and so forth! So that is why I suffer, RIGHT?

That is why all women suffer, why didn’t God just punish her only? He is loving and merciful….NO?

Is this who you believe to be our God? It sounds more Evil to me? Then again I can’t speak for everyone, but I seriously think that everyone suffers in life, things happen, accidents, death, life, volcano’s, earthquakes and much, much, more! I don’t think that has anything to do with EVE! It has a lot more to do with how we treat the planet, than some curse God put on humanity!

7 Contradictions

There are thousands more in the BIBLE, but I would hate to bore you with all of them.

1. God is satisfied with his works
         Gen 1:31
        God is dissatisfied with his works. 
         Gen 6:6
     2. God dwells in chosen temples
         2 Chron 7:12,16
        God dwells not in temples
         Acts 7:48
     3. God dwells in light
         Tim 6:16
        God dwells in darkness
         1 Kings 8:12/ Ps 18:11/ Ps 97:2
     4. God is seen and heard
         Ex 33:23/ Ex 33:11/ Gen 3:9,10/ Gen 32:30/ Is 6:1/
          Ex 24:9-11
        God is invisible and cannot be heard
         John 1:18/ John 5:37/ Ex 33:20/ 1 Tim 6:16
     5. God is tired and rests
         Ex 31:17
        God is never tired and never rests
         Is 40:28
     6. God is everywhere present, sees and knows all things
         Prov 15:3/ Ps 139:7-10/ Job 34:22,21
        God is not everywhere present, neither sees nor knows all     
        things
         Gen 11:5/ Gen 18:20,21/ Gen 3:8
     7. God knows the hearts of men
         Acts 1:24/ Ps 139:2,3
        God tries men to find out what is in their heart
         Deut 13:3/ Deut 8:2/ Gen 22:12

Okay, this was clearly written by people and not a super being who is “PERFECT!!!”

How can you trust a Bible that flip flops more than a woman’s mind?

Super Being Manipulated

This blog is my personal opinion and is no way trashing the belief’s of others, we all have a right to express how we feel and I welcome your comments!

Respectfully,

Jacqueline Williams

I sat down at the table about to eat when my daughter bowed her head and said: Thank you “MOMMY” for this delicious meal that you sweated your butt off to make and worked hard to buy just to be able to feed us, AMEN!

That got me thinking…. Never once in my life have I seen some “SUPER BEING” drop anything from the sky to help me out!

I have had countless things happen to me from the time I could crawl to now and I feel like the only one who made it possible to get through it was almighty ME!

When people say Thank God, I think to myself for what? God is something people made up to feel some sort of hope only to keep struggling.

Faith?

Well I have faith in things I can see, hear, make, and do with my own hands.

I hear all the time speeches from celebrities, “….And thank you God for helping my EXPLICIT over the top Swearing album make it to the top of the charts!”

REALLY NOW?!?!

God helped you?

Well if “God” is responsible for helping someone’s cursing album, I really don’t want to believe it!

So apparently in the Bible it states that GOD is merciful and loving and protects all his little children?

That’s why he allows nursery’s in IRAQ to be blown up right? Children in a school to be shot down in class along with their teachers, and Kids to be losing limbs as they watch a marathon?

Then you have the CHRISTIANS telling you God has his reasons…..so GOD is contradicting the BIBLE?

Think about this before you try to defend what you know nothing about!

I strongly in my opinion believe that MAN wrote the Bible in hopes of keeping the people in fear of something greater as not to do harmful, Illegal and horrific things back in the day when there was no such thing as courts and FBI.

I was raised in a “CHRISTIAN” church and well it is no longer together, WHY?

Man wanted to much control, its about power, money, and greed. Churches are suppose to help the needs of widows, orphans, and sick, RIGHT?

Well most of the help came out of the pockets of people who went to the church not the CHURCH itself.

I am totally supportive to all people who believe in a higher power and if it works for them, GREAT!

As for me I have on numerous occasions cried out to GOD and no help! Then I have people in my “ultra loving” family that say if you did the right, thing none of this would’ve happen?

REALLY!

That is why little children are born with cancer and they did nothing to deserve that, but wait it must of been the awful parents, they cursed their child right?

GIVE ME A BREAK!

We are in control of our own destiny a super being doesn’t make or break us, it just gives us something to believe in or something to blame! That’s like believing in SANTA CLAUSE in his sleigh up in the sky, when never in my life have I ever seen a Deer FLY! If the world can make up stories that little gullible kids believe, why is it hard to believe you are not falling for it too!

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