Diagnosis: Evil

When a person rejects Christ and gives themselves over to morally contemptible behavior, evil enters in, corrupting heart, mind and soul.

Tattooing, piercing or otherwise modifying one’s body; a mother seeking to destroy her unborn children; sexual confusion, perversion, promiscuity and violence; pedophilia; rape; torture and murder, are all external expressions of inner turmoil.

Corrupt souls reject logic and truth. From their perspective, truth, logic and morality are irrelevant. In their soul-anguish, all that matters is dulling the conscience and eradicating everyone and everything good and holy and true, defiling all that bears the image and likeness of God.

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

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Million Dollar Idea: Computer Adjacent Eyewash Stations!

I purposefully don’t reveal a lot about myself here, but this post needs a bit of context, so please bear with me. Or scroll to the bottom. It’s all good.

I was sick – death bed sick – for more than ten years. I’m still dealing with the fallout from that experience and will be for the rest of my life, but I lived. And plan to keep on living a long, looooooong time.

Before I got sick, among other things, I was a fairly accomplished classical artist – realistic portraits and murals and whatnot. One of the lasting side effects of my DBE (death bed experience) was neurological damage, manifest primarily in the form of shaky hands and wonky heartbeat.

It’s not horrible, not even noticeable unless you know what to look for, but the tremors totally borked my fine motor skills.

First and foremost – before my careers in professional wrestling, photography and the fine arts – I am a writer. That’s my gift. It’s what I love.

One of the blessings that came out of my DBE was time. Lots of time. Time to go crazy, or time to nurture my calling. Working as my unpredictable health allows, I’ve written a trilogy of Young Adult adventure novels, and an ongoing series (currently at four books) of Middle Grade adventures.

Dang-it, Joe! Get to the point already!

Gladly.

I really, really want to include some artwork with the Middle Grade books. Working traditionally – pen and paper and paint and canvas – is a no-go for obvious reasons. One mistake can ruin a project.

Until recently, I thought that was it. I’d have to farm out the artwork. And pay for it. Somehow. Being a sick dude pays very poorly.

Turns out, I (might) have been wrong.

The behind the scenes feature on an animated movie detailed the character development process. The artists drew on computer tablets with electronic pens. They could pencil, ink and color their work on the same device, and ‘undo’ mistakes as easily as tapping an icon.

This was the miracle I was waiting for! I could draw again!

I saved my shekels and purchased an IPad Pro and an art program ASAP.

I’m in the very early stages of learning the ins and outs of an entirely new style of drawing, but the results (while not where I’d like them to be) are promising. I have specifically been avoiding working on my own characters until I get better – too many poor results would likely prove disheartening – and focused on drawing cartoons and so forth to gain practice and entertain my friends and family.

WHAT ABOUT THE EYEWASH STATION THING!?!?!

Right.

I use reference photos for body positions, facial expressions, etc. None of the photos actually appear in the final product, but they’re very necessary to the process – at least at this stage. To find these photos, I have to search the murky depths of the inter-webs. The sick, perverted, weirdo infested inter-webs.

Setting the search filters to a moderate setting eliminates useful results. Turning off the search filter returns eye-searing, mind-boggling weirdness. There’s no real work around I’ve found (stock photo sites are totes expensive!), but I have learned five important lessons:

  1. Of the many, many people posting nude photos of themselves online, less than a fraction of a percent of them have any business being naked anywhere, anytime.
  2. Nudists are weirdos. Any sunburns they get, they deserve. Nudists that bring kids to their nudist get-togethers are scum that deserve a visit from the police and punch in the teeth.
  3. Searching for a photo of a specific person is less risky than searching for a general pose or situation (jumping, punching, fighting, flying, etc.), but can still return a metric-ton of weirdness depending upon the person.
  4. There are sexual perversions I would have never dreamed up in a thousand years.
  5. An eyewash station next to your computer won’t actually erase the memory of what you’ve seen, but it’s a good first step to feeling clean again.

How about that? 600+ words to get to a ho-hum punchline.

If you feel like I’ve wasted a small portion of your life, I won’t argue with you. I’ll try to keep it shorter next time.

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Secrets of life #50

For the men:

Your body is a gift that you give to your wife. There are a lot of things you won’t be able to do for her in this world, but you can keep yourself for her, and her alone. You can show her that you loved her and respected her before you ever knew her.

For the women:

Your body is a gift that you give to your husband. There are a lot of things you won’t be able to do for him in this world, but you can keep yourself for him, and him alone. You can show him that you loved him and respected him before you ever knew her.

Purity is a gift. Do not underestimate its value.

Liberalism’s Broken Heart

Generations have been talked out of faith. Brainwashed into believing that good is evil, and evil is good.

Denied the one thing that can truly make them happy, they seek to destroy everything, hoping that the shattered remnants of the next thing they destroy will fill the chasm in their hearts.

The war on Christianity in North America has been raging for over fifty years.

‘Progressives’ and self-styled ‘intellectuals’ have endeavored to remove any mention or acknowledgment of God from the public square.

The rock-solid Christian foundations of the United Sates and Canada are denied, mocked, and undermined. Christian prayer and instruction has been banned from schools, replaced by [REDACTED], witchcraft, aboriginal spirituality, pseudo-science and paganism. The overwhelming scientific evidence (biology, archeology, geology, etc.) confirming the accuracy and authenticity of Christianity is suppressed, replaced by untestable, unobservable, unrepeatable theories that they find more palatable. Media – movies, television, radio, literature – have been hijacked by a small group of dark souls, dedicated to propagating their Godless narrative.

Today, with the unprecedented rise of racism, hatred, bigotry and violence, we are witnessing the natural result of that war: Generations thoroughly indoctrinated in Liberalism, believing a twisted, inaccurate, anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, anti-white version of history; believing all manner of dangerous sexual perversions to be normal and healthy; believing capitalism evil; freedom of thought, speech and religion to be dangerous crimes; believing the wholesale murder of babies acceptable; believing the truth relative and morality a societal construct; believing feelings more important than facts.

These lost generations – that can barely read or write or think for themselves after years in the public education system – are empty. Thoroughly indoctrinated into liberalism, relativism, perversion and political activism.

Denied truth and light, the deepest, most precious parts of them are starving to death.

Liberals, progressives, the Alt-left – call them what you will – seek to mock and destroy everything good and pure, ways of life, systems of government, and morality proven to produce stable, productive and happy societies, because they mistakenly believe outward change will produce inward peace.

Whether the world finds it palatable or not, it’s time to stop denying the truth: We are at our best when Christ is in our hearts.

Q&A: Why are some of the words in your posts redacted?

It’s a good question that deserves an answer.

While the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (I’m Canadian, eh!) technically guarantees basic human rights to all Canadians, the Canadian government has recently created a law that classifies critique, questioning, criticism, or any form of  opposition to a certain religion (hint: not Christianity or Judaism) as a hate crime.

Laws have also been created granting special ‘protections’ to those who feel their gender is different from that determined by their biology, and all varieties of non-straight identifying peoples.

Here’s where it gets extra-tricky, though.

If you are deemed to have negative thoughts, THOUGHTS, towards these protected groups, you can be found guilty and convicted of a hate crime. It sounds ridiculous and far-fetched, but it has already happened.

To be clear, I am a Christian. I live, without deviation or detour, wholeheartedly, by the words of Jesus Christ:

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.”

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

There is no room for hatred in Christianity.

From the Canadian Charter:

Canadian citizens are (theoretically) guaranteed “Freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, freedom of thought, freedom of belief, freedom of expression, freedom of the press and of other media of communication, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of association.”