Aww, I loved what you said!! (in response to my epiphany post) Thats a great idea, I shall try that! (:
When I first moved here, I kinda had to learn to initiate friendships rather than just waiting for someone. It was hard in the beginning cuz it was sorta out of my comfort zone. It’s this stupid fear I have about rejection. But I’m getting over it and I’m learning that it’s perfectly fine just being who you are. Those who don’t enjoy your true personality they don’t know what they’re missing hahahaha and those aren’t ready for your friendship. I hope you find some good ones soon.
I was tearing up, for joy I guess… I don’t know the right words to describe it, and I was so glad that there is such a thing as Tumblr or Facebook to share it.
Imagine what the angels are going through, as they hear the very first prayer in a language that they’ve never heard before? What kind of surge of energy would the angels feel, as they’re battling against the dark forces. -And even-though GOD is not bound by time and HE is all-knowing, I have a vision of the Father erasing his memory before he personally steps into the timeline just to experience HIS name being called in a language that HE has never heard before for the first time… ^ ^
“The weakness of an MMA fighter is abiding to rules, therefore MMA is just another evolved martial art like the others before it. The true ultimate fighting technique can only be found if honor and mercy, rules and sportsmanship doesn’t exist.”—Zhang Zeu Ryong
You have no right to agonize before me. Your cries are an affront to my
faithfulness. I’ve already given you my solemn promise of deliverance. And
I’ve instructed you specifically on what to do.
Now, stop crying.”—
An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the problem Science has with God, the Almighty. He asked one of his new Christian students to stand.
Professor:You are a Christian, aren't you, son?
Professor:So, you believe in God?
Professor:Is God good?
Professor:My brother died of cancer, even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is God good, then? Hmm?
(Student was silent)
Professor:You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?
Professor:Is Satan good?
Professor:Where does Satan come from?
Professor:That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Professor:Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Professor:So who created evil?
(Student didn't answer)
Professor:Is there sickness? Immortality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Professor:So, who created them?
(Student had no answer)
Professor:Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son.. have you ever seen God?
Professor:Tell us if you have ever heard your God.
Professor:Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God, for that matter?
Student:No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor:Yet you still believe in Him?
Professor:According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, Science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student:Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor:Yes, Faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student:Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Student:And is there such a thing as Cold?
Student:No, sir, there isn't.
(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events)
Student:Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of Heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There was a pon-drop silence in the Lecture Theatre)
Student:What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor:Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
Student:You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light... But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and it's called Darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it is, You would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?
Professor:So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student:Sir, my point is, your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor:Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student:Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor:If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes of course, I do.
Student:Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going)
Student:Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?
(The class was in uproar)
Student:Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?
(The class broke out into laughter)
Student:Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? .. No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable and Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable)
Professor:I guess you'll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student:That is it, sir.. exactly! The link between man and God is Faith. That is all that keeps things alive and moving!
I was always reluctant to listen to Beastie Boys because of their language…but I love their beats and the way how they rap. I fell in love with their music after I saw their music video Sabotage…back in the early 90s.
I’ve stumbled on their instrumental album called “The Mix-Up”. It’s awesome and highly recommend it!
After watching the MTV VMAs, Celebrity Roast, and the Apprentice, I have noticed that women are trying soooo hard to come to the level where the men are, not realizing that they are actually coming “down” to our level of vulgarity, rudeness, and raunchiness. Ladies, please don’t come down to our level, but help us to get up to your level of loving care, grace and kindness.
My absolute favorite movie genre is Science Fiction, especially the ones that are sort of trying to discover the limits of the possible by venturing a little way past into the impossible. Here is my top 10 list of my personal favorite Sci Fi flicks. They are not only my favorites but they also shaped me as an artist. I’m setting aside what the world considers the Father of this and that, this is a classic…, and just strictly reflect on how much it made an impression on me.
0. Captain Future That was my very first Sci Fi memory that I refuse to forget. A lot of elements of that TV episodes are visible in my Sci Fi art today.
1. STAR WARS After watching that I told myself: Forget Disney!
2. Aliens ( the second one ) It was just COOL… The Marines, Sigorney, Art Direction
3. Alien ( the first one ) The design of the Alien was very intriguing… I loved the fusion of Biomechanic things.
4. Robocop 1 I used to draw Robocop over and over again even before I saw the movie…from bits and pieces I saw in magazines and trailers
5. 2000 Leagues under the Sea I didn’t consider it as Sci Fi then when I saw it for the first time…now I label it Retro Sci Fi.
6. Pandorum ( 2009 ) I just saw it… and I don’t know why exactly, but I like this one. Overall a good production
7. Avatar ( 2010 ) This one is phenomenal in terms of visuals… it’s #7 because of the story.
8. TRON When that came on TV I grabbed my camera and snapped pictures off the TV screen. When I watch it again it’s a very slow movie but back then the visuals were sooo cool…especially the discuss fighting scenes.
9. Star Trek ( 2008 ) This one was an overall good production as well. I like how hip it was.
10. Terminator 2 This is one of my classics… I loved the trailers but was little bit disappointed, because the trailers just over hyped me up.
11. Back to the Future 2 The power laces, the car, the hover board…and the Pepsi Can!
12. Dune When I saw it as a kid… I didn’t understand it… but I sure liked the dessert suits.
13. Bladerunner The story is awesome… but the passing of the movie was just too slow for me.
14. Empire Strikes Back The AT ATs were awesome… the ending made me depressed.
15. Return of the Jedi It was very dark… but I really enjoyed the space battle scenes!
16. Final Fantasy ( the more recent one ) I almost was in tears when all the Final Fantasy 7 characters appeared one at a time to fight that monster.
17. 2001 I like the art production a lot but the story was just too cerebral for me.
18. AKIRA Man, after watching a AKIRA documentary I was searching for all kinds of AKIRA material I could find back then in Germany. I had to buy a UK version of AKIRA to finally watch it.
19. Ghost in the Shell I loved the manga series but wasn’t that impressed with the movie… but still had a lot of good elements.
20. Casshern & Sky Captain I put those two on the same spot because their approach was very similar. It’s sort of retro Sci Fi. Casshern had some cool iconic/propaganda like visuals and Sky Captain had cool retro elements.
In terms of Sci Fi visuals the Matrix didn’t have a strong impression on me because most of the visuals were based on “today”, though it was a great story and very stylish. The later Matrix movies were visually stunning but the story wasn’t as strong. I consider the Matrix saga as very important but I guess they are not on my top 20, mainly because when I wrote down this list it didn’t pop up out of my mind right away.
One of the best Sci Fi Horror I’ve seen so far. There are couple of movies like Pandorum such as the Event Horizon, Supernova, and Sunshine…but each of em give you a kind of a mentally congested feeling. Pandorum gives you a break from that and a seemingly endless suspense and curiosity. It also has a slight Solaris-esque moments which aids to the twist of the movie. The visuals are subtlety awesome. The only thing I don’t like about the art production is the Font style hahaha… they should have stayed with Arial, but it’s not a big deal. I like how our curiosity throughout the movie is been fed little by little and not revealed all at once at the end. Dennis Quaid did a good job as well the other actors. There are some logical and technical flaws but I can live with that. The one thing I hate about some movie goers is that they are not letting go “reality” while they go watch a sci-fi movie hahahaha. Of 10 stars I’d give this movie an 8. If you like Alien then you’ll like this movie.
So… the last few months I thought I needed to “bold” myself up a little. Making bold statements, decisions, and situations. I thought avoiding confrontations was an act of laziness and my optimism a fake one to make myself feel better. When I applied for jobs, I put myself in a very confident attitude…and with a slight hint of a chance I’d tell myself that I got this one for sure. When I had to make decisions where things were still up in the air… I through away my cautious spirit and made decisions that are daring. ….and all those adjustments required a little push and pull from me. I dismissed my discomfort of my own behavior with my artificial optimistic curiosity.
I see many people within my circle who are bold and daring, and make outrageous statements that come true. I didn’t care less for a while and enjoyed being the way how I am…but not long ago I felt a certain pressure. I thought maybe It’s part of a growth process that I need to go through…
It sort of was but not the way I thought it would be. Things didn’t turn out the way I was hoping for… and with disappointment I’d examine myself.
Immediately God kneels down to me… wraps his arm around me and smiles.
"You know what? I love it when you’re just who you are… ‘cuz that’s how I made you. Why-else do you think I made you the way you are? You are honoring me by just being yourself. The way I make things are for you and they are good.”