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I don’t much care for adding another title for this one.

So here in Alabama, we were hit pretty hard by the tornados. My family lost power for 35 hours and 21 minutes. Yes, I did note how long we were out of power- from 6 am Wednesday to 5:21 pm Thursday.

The weekend before I finally told my father that I wanted to move in with my mom after graduation. My father was upset over it. I had a mental breakdown. My father left with our stepmother and didn’t come back until the next day between 1 and 2 pm.¬† Since this happened, I have begun to consider an alternate- moving in with my friend, whose stepmother has fallen on some hard times. She has COPD, yet she smokes and has been hospitalized. I was told that she is on a ventilator. Anyone who reads this, I ask that you keep her in your prayers to which ever God you pray.

Lent is over, so I am back to watching Japanese anime and listening to my Japanese Rock adn Metal. ūüôā

I graduate from high school in 24 days.

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Weekend of February 18

This past weekend was one of the best that I have ever had. It simply started Friday when I got off the bus. I went inside and gathered up my clothes to go to my mom’s. As I went into the kitchen of my father’s house, I asked him if I could dye my hair. His response, and I quote, “I don’t know if you can or not. But I would not reccommend it.” Whatever then flew through my head. I ate a little food and watched Jeopardy! until my mom showed up. In my car. That’s right World, my mom bought me a car. The downside, it needs some work- the windows down go up and down, the sunroof glass needs to be replaced, the radio needs to be fixed, and there is something wrong with the tank or the hoses that lead to it because every now and then you could smell the odor of gasoline. That was the main excitement of Friday.

On Saturday, I had a wild time. To start with, I woke up at 8:03 and that is early for me. I went downstairs and had some of Eggo’s great blueberry waffles with some milk. I got my shower and missed Dragon Ball Z Kai. After my shower, and my sister’s preparations, our mom came home to get us¬†for our exciting trip to the barber and Wal-Mart. I got my hair trimmed, my sister got her hair layered and my mom got her trimmed also. Then we went to Wal-Mart. We went straight to the beauty products because I was dying my hair for the first time (obvious from the earlier statement from my father). I got my hair dyed black, Mom picked out a dark auburn hair color for herself. We also picked up some soap, bodywash, and shampoo. We went back home after checking out and then looking at a nice ’04 Mustang. Mom dyed my hair black for me, and then attacked my eyebrows. Needless to say, I now have two eyebrows. After this endless excitement, I reluctantly called my father who reported to me that BAM did not call with my book in yet. We stopped by anyway. We also went to Academy to get more CO2 canisters. The ironic part of this is that I forgot the canisters in the car. When we arrived home, I said nothing about any of this to my father. Why? I didn’t care for him to know. Even if it would have been fun to watch him freak…

Sunday came by and I wondered what I would do that day. I showered, got ready for the day of nothingness as it looked at the time. My father had some turkey bacon overdone and burnt waiting for me to eat it. As much as I like turkey bacon, this was difficult to chew and swallow. I ate it anyway. Then there were the typical Sunday morning pancakes, which have gotten old, even if it is a traditional Sunday thing. Then the spontaneity hit. I was told that my fatehr bought another pack of 325 rounds for his .22 pump and I shot probably aroung half of it yesterday. As I was shooting, I could see pieces of the tree fly off. My father has been determined to take down this one standing dead tree since we moved into our house on August 7, 2007. As I went to reload for the who-knows-which time, I heard that desired wood crack. I watched as the tree feel, almost poetically to the ground. That’s right World, I shot down a tree on Sunday. Then the excitement would not end. I became monkey-ish as I climbed around up on the porch of the house and “studio”. That was pretty much it…. I can’t wait to find out what excitement awaits me next.

Global Warming

We all know the common misconception that the earth is warming up and that the ice caps are melting and the CO2 levels are too high. The truth behind this is that, yes the earth is definitely warming up, but its not due to the emissions of vehicles or anything of that degree. Rather, the earth is back into a warming up stage of the planet’s life. Follow this short timeline with¬† me–

Dinosaur Era- Earth was hotter than it is now.

Post-Dinosaur/Pre-Man Era- Earth cooled down and the Ice Age occured.

Post-Creation of Flesh Man- Natural warming since the end of the Ice Age.

Its just that simple. The problem lies with the people who are making mountains out of mole hills. There are the people out there that say “Save the planet” but is it really going to¬†prevent the earth from naturally heating back up? No. All it may do is prolong the inevitable. Earth is heating back up, we have people freaking out about a natural pattern. Some records that are from the past century or two show an average temperature about 1 or 2¬†degrees below our current temperature. The people who took those¬†readings¬†did not have the equipment that we have, so how can we trust that what those readings show is actually true?

From the Ghost Ninja #13

Genesis Explained

I wish to share my understanding of the Bible with all of you out there, and therefore, I will go through the entire Bible explaining it verse by verse. I will also refer to the original languages that the Bible was written in- Hebrew and Chaldean (sometimes called Aramaic) for the Old Testament and Greek for the New Testament. With your support I am sure that we can get through the entire Bible and hopefully clear up somethings that I am sure you have always wondered about. The way this is going to work is I will first quote the Bible (I will be using a King James Version) and then I will explain what is being said in that verse. Some verses are so simple that it is not necessary to explain those. In such a case, I will just continue onto the next verse, on the next line.  Remember, if there are any questions that you have, do not be afraid to ask them. With that being said, let us begin in the beginning.

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 Stop for a moment and think. God created everything. When? In the beginning. When was the beginning? Millions of years ago. How do we know this? On occassion, science is correct and lined up with God. From carbon dating technology, we can tell the earth is millions of years old. So here is the beginning- God made everything.

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2 Before we get too deep into this verse, we must first look at one of the key words here- “was.” In the Hebrew this word is “hayah” which is not the same word as “was.” As a matter of fact, “hayah” means “became”. Rereading the verse correctly then would say that the earth became without form and void. Why did the earth become void and formless? Because God was angry with Satan. In the first earth age, which occured in the previous verse, Satan was a good little boy who was promoted all the way up to the Cheribum That Covereth. Contrary to what most believe, Satan actually guarded the Mercy Seat. His downfall occured when he began to think so highly of himself that he thought he could beat God and deserved to sit in the Mercy Seat. Satan also caused a third of God’s children to follow him. This is what upset God so much. He had a choice to make at this time- destory the one-third and Satan or the let all of them be reborn into the flesh whith no memory of the First Earth Age so that you could make up your mind of who to follow. Which will you choose? God chose to give you a chance to follow Him or to follow Satan. You can also find documentation of this in the First Chapter of the Book of John. Not only was the earth void and formless, but the Spirit of God, we call this the Holy Spirit, moved across the waters. We can establish the idea that God was unhappy with what happenned as well as he wanted to do something. We are about to find out what it was that God wanted to do.

“And God said, ‘Let there be light: and there was light.'” Genesis 1:3 All God had to say was for there to be light, and it came. God has the ability to do what He pleases when He pleases; however, He does not get up everyday and think about someone to “zap” or pick on. Nevertheless, God created a light. Let’s find out what else He does.

And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1:4 God is not one who creates something then leaves it the way it looks unless He is pleased with it. Rather, He takes the time and care to make it exactly the way that He wants it to be. This also maybe a reason for why we have had such a hard time observing the nature of light- because God wanted it to travel at several thousand meters per second. And here, it is stated that God was happy with what He did. Then he split the darkness and the light. When I think of this, sometimes the early version of the Yin and Yang symbol come to my mind. The two elements are polar opposites, if you will, and God thought it best to seperate the two. And that is what He did.

“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:5 The light that God just created and seperated from the darkness has been known as Day since this time. However, there¬†are two¬†things that I wish to add before going too much farther. In the Bible, a day starts at the sunset and continues until the next sunset. The second thing is that one day with the Lord is 1,000 years with man. If this is a bit confusing to you, ask God to help you understand it. Then there is the darkness sepreated from the light, what we know as night. As God worked with the light and the darkness, the first day came and went. This is something that some argue over because of the statement from earlier. Some believe that God took 1,000 years to make light and seperate it from the darkness, others believe that it took a regular day that we are used to. Which is right? I will let you choose.

“And God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters’.” Genesis 1:6 Now that we have Day and Night, God has created a firmament that we know as the sky. It does indeed seperate waters, for it has water vapor that we call clouds and there is the water that runs in streams and rivers and fills the oceans. One thing to note though is that this firmament is similar to the atmosphere that scientists say the dinosaurs lived under. The difference is that it did not hold as much heat as the first one did.

“And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so.” Genesis 1:7 This is the verse that descibes God actually doing what he said to happen. Another thing to note is that this firmament is much thicker than the current one. We will find out what happened to the firmament in Chapter 6, when we talk about the Flood of Noah. By now, we have Day and Night and a firmament that seperates water from water.

“And God called the firmament Heaven. And the morning and the evening, the second day.” Genesis 1:8 The firmament is not literally to be Heaven, and this will be explained at a later time as well. And also, we have the next day, which may or may not be another 1,000 years.

Today in my third period class, which is Physics, we took notes on the solar system. Why the solar system in Physics? We have been studying Astrophysics. After jotting down the first few notes on the Nebular Theory. This theory describes how our solar system was formed. From my understanding, all of the objects in our solar system (planets, the sun, moons, comets, asteroids, etc) came from the same gases that condensed into the planets. From there, the first four planets from the sun had their gases evaporated and were left with solid surfaces. According to this theory, evverything in our solar system was made from the same material. If this is true, then why is Earth the only one that has an abundance of water? Mercury has no atmosphere, so there is little to zero chance that there is an atmosphere. According to what I have found out, Venus’ atmosphere is made up mostly of carbon dioxide and has clouds made of sulfuric acid. Mars and our moon have ice caps, but I have not found anything that would suggest liquid water. The gas giants are made completely of gases that did not evaporate from the sun’s heat. So how would we test for water vapor there? It would be difficult to do such because I think that the vapor would be mixedd with other gases and chemicals. If everything in the solar system was made from the same material, then why is our the only one with usable water? If all other planets were one astronomical unit away from the sun, would they all have the same composition of water? If all planets had the same composition, then would they all have conditions suitable for life?

My personal opinion on this is that none of this could be as random as the Nebular Theory suggests it is. I believe that God wanted everything inanimate to be assembled a certain way in a specific manner and that is what has happened.

From the Ghost Ninja # 13

The Past Weekend

To start, I did not really feel like bolgging yesterday, so I did not. But now I do, and you get to learn about my weekend. First off, and this is something to keep in mind while you read this- my father has told me that we are considered to be poor. Keep that in mind when we get to Saturday. Friday, after school I went home on the bus as is my normal Friday routine. I was excited about getting home because I knew that we were going to go to Books-A-Million, Old Navy, Academy, and Lowe’s. I was excited most about BAM because I always find something interesting to buy there. Well, I had a $50 giftcard to spend, a birthday gift from my father. What is the first thing I do when we get to the store? I see a girl that I know. She graduated last year from the same high school I am graduating from this year. As she did her job, we spoke generally about all kinds of things- colleges, people, books, and some other stuff. After what was probably 45 minutes of socializing and looking for books, I look in the Languages section and find one of the Japanese phrasebooks that I did not have. It came with a CD and was only $10. I also looked in the Sports section under Martial Arts, looking for something about Kendo. I found one book *the name escapes me now* and it barely fit into the giftcard money. As I looked through it, I noticed that there ws not the DVD in attached to the back like the cover advertised. I mentioned this to the cashier who ordered one for me. He said that I looked to be an ambitious one and gave me the name of a similar martial art- Shinkendo. He also went on about how one would progress through the levels of Shinkendo, but i simply nodded in agreement and did not pay him much attention on it. With that, we wnet to the truck, dropped off our few books, and headed into Old Navy. Then we came out of Old Navy because my younger sister did not find anything that she liked. It is always difficult taking her clothes shopping. She is one of those girls who says “I don’t know” in repsponse to your question of “Do you like it?” So annoying. Anyway, we then headed over to Academy. I am not used to being on my feet as much as I was Friday evening, and so I was significantly tired by this point. My father spends about $533.00 on a brand new smoker. (For those of you who do not know what a smoker is, it is similar to a grill but has a compartment to the side where the fire is held. the only escape for the smoke is through the small smoke hole that lead to the main area where the food is. Normally, smoking food is a¬†“low and slow” thing, as my father says.) I go up and down a few aisles, looking for something that interests me. I see some exercise equipment that I might like, but there is no way that¬†the giftcard could compete with the price of the product. I was told that the card was¬†for $25, when in actuality¬†it was $50.¬†After searching for something,¬†I found nothing that truly captured my eye. So as we check out, I pick up a Milky Way, a 3 Musketeers, and some beef jerky. No more than¬†$7 spent there. We go home.

Saturday rolls around and¬†we get up early because my sister has to take the ACT. I am woken by my father saying through my¬†door “Get up, we have to go.” I take about ten minutes getting ready.¬†We¬†get in the truck and are off. With 30 minutes to spare, my sister gets out of the truck and walks into¬†the high school where she takes her ACT.¬†Then my father and I¬†leave. Not to be seen again in the same vehicle. My father takes me looking around for a car. For me? I wish! He actually was looking for a convertible. He had one, wrecked it several times, then got rid of it. So we go through almost every¬†car lot that has cars for sale, looking for that one ¬†car that a would satisfy his need. Around 10:15, I would say, we arrive at one car dealership that had that car. A salesman comes out and¬†talks to us a little. My father requests a CARFAX, which he gets. We go for a test drive, and I want to drive the car. As if I will ever get to do that! We go back to the dealership and my father starts getting the paperwork done. Around 11:30, we leave in a Mini Cooper to pick up my sister. She looks confused as we pull up. I fabricate a story that our father bought the car. She was on edge about it. Anyway, we went back to the dealer to finish the financing on the 2006 Mustang GT Convertible worth $17,993. The traded-in truck (Ford F-150) was worth only around $8,400. My sister and I are eating the free snacks and I had some of the best hot chocolate that I have ever had. My father gets the car and we go back to Academy. This time I find something that I actually like- a CO2 powered BB handgun. I also got 5 CO2 canisters. We went home and I shot one canister dry. I lounged around the rest of the day. Unfortunately, I was not able to stay awake long enough to get my Anime Night- Kekkaishi, Bleach, and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Sunday was the easy day. I play Oblivion on my 360 but did not get the opportunity to shoot my handgun because my stepmother was staying home. She has a problem with guns from a bad childhood experience, so she is anti-gun. Since I got that handgun, I have been practicing with it every day after school.

From the Ghost Ninja #13

Faults with the Rapture

The Rapture is a very common misconception within the Christian community. Many Christians are taught that the Rapture is what will happen in the End Times before Satan is thrown out of Heaven and comes to Earth as the Antichrist. I do not wish to scare anyone, but we are in the End Times. As a matter of fact, this earth age will end by the year 2068. That is the latest year that this earth age will be alive.

Many false prophets of this time teach that all Christians will “fly away” before the Antichrist comes to earth. This is simply not true. In the 1830s, a young wman by the name of Margaret McDonald had a dream. This dream showed people flying away at the end of this Earth age. She told a preacher about the dream; she even called it evil. The preacher saw this as a way to get out of the trouble that was ahead of them if they were to live to the End Times. So he took the idea and began preaching to his congregations about being able to fly away to save your soul. Soon, this idea of “flying to save the soul” spread from one church to another, and it has now enveloped most of the Christian community. However there are several faults with this idea of “fly away.”

The first is- if all believers in Christ were to fly away in the End Times before the arrival of the Antichrist, then who would be doing God’s work? No one. The non-believers would worship the False Messiah as if he were the real one. Most of the world will do this anyway, but there are those who will be converted from worshipping Satan to realizing what is going on. There is a group of people who stood with God in the First Earth Age to fight against Satan when he rebelled. Those are called the Elect (there will be more on this group in a different post). They are not any of the angels, but rather, mortal souls like you and me. The difference between the Elect and everyone else is that the Elect have a destiny that will cause them to¬†choose to let the Holy Spirit speak through them against the Antichrist himself.¬†Do not misinterpret this as they are the only ones with a destiny, for everyone has a destiny, but the Elect should know what theirs is.

The¬†second fault- It is clearly documented in boh the¬†Old and the New Testaments of the Bible that Christ will return to Earth,¬†not for us to¬†“fly¬†away and meet him.” As a matter of fact,¬†in¬†First Thessalonians (Chapter 4, verse 17), Rapturists pull their single verse that “proves” that they will indeed¬†“fly away.” However, they fail to do their research. In the Greek (the New Testament was originally written in Greek), the word “air” means the breath of life body, or the spiritual body, not literally the air that we breath.

The third fault- in the Old Testament, in Ezekiel (Chapter 13, verses 17 -23), God is speaking to Ezekiel telling him that He is against those that teach His children to “fly to save their souls.” You must read this in the older versions of the Bible like the King James Version to get this. In newer translations of the Bible, the Kenites (more on this group in a different post) have changed the verse to sound like God is speaking against His very own creation of birds. The fault there is that God loves all of his animals, just like He loves us.

The fourth fault- the Bible does not contradict itself. If you believe what a Rapturist says, then the Bible will contradict itself, Moses was buried on Earth, and we will come back in the flesh again. None of these statements are true. Going back to the example in 1 Thessalonians, the verse 4:17 says that we will meet Christ in the spiritual body. If you believe a Rapturist, then we will “fly away and meet Him in the air.” If the Rapturist were telling the truth, then what it reads in 5: 23 would be contradictory. In 5:23, it says that Christ will come back to Earth. This is something that¬†a Rapturist would not be able to convincingly tell someone. Unless that person is just that gullible- to believe something crazy like the “fly away” or to think that the Bible would contradict itself. I know that there are people out there who feel that everything I am saying is an absolute lie. There are people out there who believe that what I say is all lies. Let them believe that.

The fifth fault with this idea is the timespan. Since Margaret McDonald dreamt this idea, it was about 1,800 years since the book of First Thessalonians was written. No one then taught of a “fly away” end for Christians. But what happened? About 1,800 years later, a woman tells a preacher about it, who then links this idea to a verse that had been there for almost 2 millenia! It is stupid to believe something like the Rapture.

The sixth fault- in the original translation of the Bible, nowhere, I reiterate, NOWHERE is the word “Rapture.” So why would someone believe such an obvious lie? Because it is all they have ever been taught, the only thing that they have learned. So why, then, do they not bother to read and learn for themsleves? Because they are afraid to misinterpret things the way they are not taught. Because the word usage does not make entire sense.

If ayone wishes for me to give them documentation of any of the above, please post a comment requesting for what and where it can be found.

From the Ghost Ninja #13

“Pothead” Thoughts

Every now and then I begin to wonder about some things. I usually mention these ideas to someone I know. For the sake of his own protection, he will be called Je. After the first idea I mentioned to him, he stated that I was thinking like a pothead. I disagreed, since I have never done any drugs. With the exception of the prescribed medications. I have mentioned another idea to him, and here I will share them with you. Both have to deal with space and the mysteries within it.

The first “Pothead” Thought is about light. I have seen the shows on The History Channel about the universe and Einstein himself. I understand few of the things that are actually said. Regardless, here is the first thought: A star gives off light, the light hits everything in its path. Hypothetically speaking, it does not hit something and continues to race through space. Where does this beam of light end up? Hypothetically speaking, there is no end to the universe, as it is said to be an ever expanding, well, expanse. With the human eye, it looks like it is gone, completely vanished. But if we were to follow this beam of light, where does it end up? Where is the end of space?

The second “Pothead” Thought is not as off the wall as the first. Or so I think. Black holes have the strongest gravitational pull of everything discovered so far. Nothing can escape the gravity of a black hole, not even light. According to science, a black hole continues to eat and eat and eat everything around it. All of this matter is gone due to the massive gravitation. But according to science’s Law of Conservation of Mass and Energy, neither energy nor mass is destroyed, only tranformed or transferred. So, if science is accurate on these things, what happens to everything the black hole eats? Is it being spat out in another part of the universe? Or is science actually wrong on their Laws?

From the Ghost Ninja # 13

Entry 1

Hello World. This is my first post and I am going to attempt to blog as often as I can. If anyone has any questions about me or any of my post, feel free to ask or comment on it. For the most part, I am going to post whatever is on my mind or something I find interesting enough. If anyone has suggestions for anything, feel free to express your opinion on it. With that, I hope that you read the posts that you find interesting and have fun. ūüôā

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