today is a new day.

today is a new day.

Dear Jason, Over the course of your life you will develop passions for ideas, philosophies, memories, or for certain material possessions. You may find that over time those passions will begin to fade. You may find that your passion has turned into a routine, that you don’t actually care about them anymore… you have just developed a habit. A habit that is difficult to break. You do not have much time in this world, we all die suddenly. Embrace your ideas. Make them a part of you, but tread cautiously… because if you are not careful you may become them. They may turn you into a person that you never thought you could be. I have often pondered the meaning of life. Why are we here? What is the purpose of our short, rather insignificant lives? After many late nights of introspective contemplation… this is the closest thing to an answer i can come up with. Live your life so that you may make at least one other person truly happy. If everyone were to live this way, there would be peace. With Love, your...
things i wrote in church pt2.

things i wrote in church pt2.

This will be my final post for brickhouseministry.com, so I want to make it good. Let me explain my decision, and the actions that led me to it. Some of you may remember my last post, for those of you that haven’t, it was mainly about the things in my life that are keeping me distant from God, which eventually led into a rather large rant about sex before marriage where I wrote some of the most personal things I have ever written about. Here is a couple of quotes from that post #1 “I come from a pretty screwed up past… I spent the majority of my life making the absolute worst decisions, and it amazes me that I am in the position that I am in today. 10 years ago I would have never dreamed that I would be able to freely write these kinds of things on a church website for all of our youth to read.” #2 “I have always had low self esteem, I have never felt accepted, and I get nervous every Wednesday because I’m afraid I will say the wrong thing to someone, or upset someone. I don’t know about you but sometimes when I am alone… a voice pops in my head and says: “hey screw up… what you are doing at concord? Do you even remember all the things you have done in the past? You can’t do anything great for God. Not with your past, not with the way you are.” I am beginning to realize that #1 is completely false… and #2 is completely true. A couple of...
things i wrote in church part 1

things i wrote in church part 1

What follows is the outline of a post i made on brickhouseministry.com the completed post was what i would consider the best religious article i have ever written. sadly it was too much for the church and they removed the post before i could save it. this is all that is left… you’ll get the gist of it. Sunday night I went with the youth group to Wendy’s after church. Somehow towards the end of our meal we started talking about sex. This is starting to be a regular occurrence and that scares me. I am never really sure what to say about the issue. I didn’t save myself for marriage, far from it in fact, so I sorta keep my mouth shut and listen. Whenever this happens my mind tends to wander to a verse I heard once. The pastor was talking about a raising money for a building fund and he quoted this verse… I took it another way when I first heard it. Prov. 29:18 Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law. I hope that in this post I can show you that this is an excellent post about love and sex, dating and marriage. All I can say is hold on for dear life, because my only goal with this is to make you extremely uncomfortable by talking about the stuff that the church has been afraid to talk about for far to long, and to address it from God’s viewpoint. So Proverbs says “Where there is no revelation (a more accurate term would...
The Mystery Of The Pagan Origin Of Christmas

The Mystery Of The Pagan Origin Of Christmas

Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th?  Most people assume that it has always been a Christian holiday and that it is a celebration of the birth of Jesus.  But it turns out that Jesus was not born on December 25th.  However, a whole bunch of pagan gods were born on that day.  In fact, pagans celebrated a festival involving a heroic supernatural figure that visits an evergreen tree and leaves gifts on December 25th long before Jesus was ever born.  From its early Babylonian roots, the celebration of the birth or “rebirth” of the sun god on December 25th came to be celebrated under various names all over the ancient world.  You see, the winter solstice occurs a few days before December 25th each year. The winter solstice is the day of the year when daylight is the shortest. In ancient times, December 25th was the day each year when the day started to become noticeably longer.  Thus it was fitting for the early pagans to designate December 25th as the date of the birth or the “rebirth” of the sun. The truth is that thousands of years before there was a “Santa Claus”, there was another supernatural figure who would supposedly visit a tree and leave gifts every December 25th. His name was Nimrod. The celebration of December 25th goes all the way back to ancient Babylon. According to ancient Babylonian tradition, Semiramis (who eventually became known as the goddess Astarte/Asherah/Ashtoreth/Isis/Ishtar/Easter in other pagan religions) claimed that after the untimely death of her son/husband Nimrod (yes she was married to her own son), a full grown evergreen tree sprang up overnight from a dead tree stump. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod would visit that evergreen tree and leave...
Insert Kid Here.

Insert Kid Here.

Dear Kid, in alittle over a month we will be bringing you home. lately i have been busying myself to prepare for the momentous occasion. some of the things i have been doing include: sleeping: im told i wont be able to do this once you get here… so i have been taking advantage of this luxury while i can, leaving your mother to do all the house work. im sure she isnt too happy about this situation… but its ok. she can complain all she wants… i cant hear her while im asleep. working on cars: i have fixed the comet up nicely… the only thing that is left is paint… and some dash work. we finally got your crib, changing table, bassinet, dresser, and some other random things set up… its a little scary having all of these things set up… it makes all this seem even more real. everyone is adjusting rather well… your mom is having allot of trouble doing normal everyday things… like getting out of bed. apparently you are one huge baby. i think she said she is 43 inches around now… so in 7 months she want from a size 4 to whatever the hell 43 inches is. we are both getting excited… talking about the kind of person you will be, discussing how we will raise you… what type of religious exposure you will have… what kind of schools… all sorts of things i had never even thought of… you mother is making all sorts of plans… and taking all sorts of precautions… hell the only decision i thought i needed...
An open letter to religious people: You are idiots and i hate you.

An open letter to religious people: You are idiots and i hate you.

Before you go and get the wrong idea, this is NOT about why religion is bad, or why it is wrong. Of course religion is bad, and of course religion is wrong. But this is so blindingly obvious that it no longer needs to be said. Instead, this is a direct attack on you, the religious person. The argument? That your failure to reject religion indicates that you are colossally irredeemably stupid. Religion is fundamentally flawed in a staggering variety of ways, to the point that a curious child can bring down the entire framework of baloney with an innocent question. Such questions include *Why is there evil? *Who made god? *Why should I trust you after that santa claus thing? But you didn’t ask those questions, did you? Or if you did, you accepted the pathetic rationalizations that where offered without further contemplation. perhaps you where even afraid to ask, or even to think about it. Your comforting little worldview matter more to you then the truth. But can this critical failure really be blamed on fear of the consequences of religion being wrong? Is a godless world that terrible to contemplate? The idea that santa claus isn’t real is also unpleasant, and this proves a deterrent to disbelief. But not a significant one. God doesn’t even bring people presents. In fact, in most religions he is actually a real jerk. Plagues and laws and smiting and eternal torture. Is this really a so attractive an idea that people can’t let it go? Perhaps disinterest is the only real problem. After all, if a man can’t read greek,...