I’m sorry that my blog is so far behind. I didn’t do it on purpose. I was building dramatic tension. This one is going to be lengthy, so lets just start. I did catch the made for TV version of The Poseidon Adventure starring Steve Guttenberg and featuring a terrorist plot. It incorporated the usual conditions affecting a nation that has been slowly decaying from the inside out (the heart of our nation is its people. A number of them are not teaching/not being taught/not knowing the truths of the Bible. They are leading empty lives and filling that void with whatever they can throw at it. The answer is right in the bible it says that the more things that people try to fill their lives at the emptier they get because only God can give them the peace they are so desperately searching for or something to that effect). Some people died, some people lived, some people could have lived, but died, some people could have died but lived. I do think that the filling of water in the capsized cruise liner was unrealistic, not to mention some of the obstacles that they face, why are not any of the other passengers who were not in the main ballroom/eatery/whatever survivors as well? They, aside from being crushed by their furniture, should have survived. I can only hope that Kurt Russell’s portrayal of whichever character is better.
They came, they saw, they conquered, they dominated, they cooked, they ate, they cleaned, they left. Which is in accordance with several of the unwritten house rules. I think that the event would have been just as interesting as Peter Pan’s favorite Never-Game as mentioned in the classic Hook featuring Robin Williams and a very interesting point at the end, death isn’t the last great adventure, it is life. Living, and yet none of us know how. We think living is partying, getting rich, having more, and doing more. We are clearly mistaken. I wonder why an adult would walk into a mall and shoot people if he believes that the mall is a cause of many bad things. Why do people get a form of depression known as sad around the holidays? Why do we teach children to believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, and that list is just a few of those among my own culture. We, and I among us, watch way too much television, if people had read H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, the panics in New Jersey area and Quito, Ecuador would not have been so far widespread, or resulted in such violent deaths in the latter incidence. One reason for people being so bad, as suggested by one of the characters in Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Events says that it simply because they do not read books, but they often burn them. Though I would burn them if I were in a day after tomorrow situation, but I would burn only books I don’t like.
As for the reason why I haven’t been able to post, we managed to remove the CD-ROM drives from the “my computer” folder as well as anywhere else they could have been found. I spent a good two or so hours hashing out the conflict on the customer service phone and learned a good many things, as opposed to bad, about the insides and out of the particular computer I was dealing with emphasis on the inside. We’ll have two new drives shipped out this way and a tech will have to deal with it. Luckily our warranty doesn’t expire until December.
Ahhhhh. Organized chaos. The state things are in and the way things will always be. We are usually short on time and never finish the entire list, so it sort of carries over like that rollover plan only worse. I like this chaos because it is what I’ve known. It is the fact that I know that there is always peace right there at the end of the latest episode, as if it were like a daytime drama about a functional family that is just waiting. We are like the guy who is first in the line for that new game console system. We will wait as long as we have to, but it is very, and I emphasize very difficult to wait. Very difficult to wait when your state is nothing but turnpikes and tollroads or very long strait and empty roadway conveniently located near the middle of nowhere. Very difficult to wait when you have little or no patience.
A fairly common saying in my church is “It’s not a matter of if, but when” which applies to all sorts of interesting stuff: fasting, praying, singing, dancing, drinking and eating, supplication. … At any rate it also applies to the end times, though not all of us agree about the order of things exactly so we are trying be prepared all around, but that is another blog another day. It makes me think that no matter how many times I read The Phantom Tollbooth that I would still discover yet another lesson that I hadn’t thought of before. And to think I used to think of it as an entertaining piece of fiction! I now think of it as an entertaining piece of fiction and useful quote book about the obstacles one might face in education and a number of odd things. A line from Roald Dahl’s Classic involving a chocolate factory states that “TV kills imagination dead, it dulls the senses in the head.” After a hard day of school, it was okay. During summer it was fine. Now it’s a nuisance. I have plans that I can’t complete because of TV. “The object is to collect gems, and fruit. It is pointless and yet I am compelled to play.” That one girl from the last season of Angel who sort of died said that. The object is to kill time, and imagination. It is pointless and yet I am compelled to watch.
We spend a little too much time debating some of the small stuff and that time that could have been spent witnessing is wasted and can not be returned. We could debate almost every other word in the Bible in its present and past contexts. Creation theories, flood theories, tower of Babel theories, lost tribes of Israel theories. What a “day” means, what a “thousand years” means, whether or not God is bound by his creations i.e. time or space or matter. The definitions of “without shape” and “void”, and just about anything and everything else with just with each other, the whole church everybody, Christian, Catholic, and everybody else who has Jesus way up there with God. That accomplishes little more than expelling the hot air of our breath on a cold day that is common after Thanksgiving. I’m not going to get started on that, as it would be a violation of one of the cardinal rules. Witnessing is a thing that a number of us are shaky on. I wonder if it would be like the occasional obscure Christian movie featured on the Christian channel.
We read the Left Behind series in a very short amount of time, assuming little or no interruptions in about three days we move on to begin another, and then another. All totaled there are a great number of letters, words, paragraphs, and pages maybe a bit over the Bible. Yet it takes longer to read it and still one may have to read it more than once to understand a section of it and the next time one reads it, it has a whole new meaning. Wow. That is inspired writing, it took hundreds of years to write from its very first word to its very last. Now there is a new version of it out that is a crime. It softens the harsh truth of punishment becoming of sin-filled lifestyles. It makes it into a work that is not worth the words “Holy Bible” printed upon it. It is ambiguous in the areas where marriage is clearly defined in the other versions, I forget its name, but it is wrong. Avid readers know my collection, but it will not be found amongst it. In a world where people want HD Plasma TVs, I just want a bookshelf and books to fill it with. Oddly enough, the walls featured in Fahrenheit 411? Are like our Plasma TVs, and may soon be just one part of a nasty future in store for us.
Why war video games? Aren’t we doing a disservice to the people whom actually fought in actual wars? I no longer know of anyone to ask how he or she would feel about this, but I have a feeling that is something that just begins a disturbing turn down a very dark path. Don’t get me wrong, I like the movie Glory, it’s very historically accurate, but I don’t think that playing Pearl Harbor will guarantee you would have walked away had you actually been there. This is why I am not thrilled with the majority of Christian first-person shooter games. What does the Bible have to do with shooting things?
Another day another well, that’s an old saying. I do think that people wouldn’t have to deal with so much drama if some of it wasn’t because of the way they relate to other people. I also think that our cartoons are not living up to there potential. Are their cartoons based on the Bible? That would be something to see. The Bible would be such an interesting RPG, toss in realistic graphics and sounds, and add some emotion and the like so that it would be more than just a game.
Classic games? Majority of Nintendo’s NES now GBA line. N64s Zelda Ocarina, some say FF series, Oddworld puts a twist on industry, pong, and all of those other games that earn a special place in the media library, music collection, movie archives, and depository of odds’n’ends. They all are unique and each have a bit of something, consistency, oddness, plots, twists, adventures, character development and that one thing that I don’t really know what it is and therefore can not place a name upon it.
Since I have a tendency to lose things, one of which being a train of thought, coincidentally, I have just lost one now, so I’m saving this and I’ll return to it at a later time. Back again and I have no idea about what I was going to say on the subject of losing things and finding them again, so I’ll just skip ahead to the next subject, but there might be a slight time delay of several hours. Maybe the rest is best left to be written in another blog eventually.