Monthly Archives: May 2011
May 20, 2011Posted by on
ANYONE SEEN THE ANYBOT?
Imagine walking into your local coffee shop to get your morning coffee when you notice a peculiar machine enter the store. It’s a robot which is an avatar of someone sitting in an office somewhere far away. You watch the robot as he orders a scone, pays, leaves a nice tip, and then rolls out the door. Well that’s exactly what happened in Mountain View California some three months ago.
Introducing the Anybot. The Anybot moves on two wheels, has a long stem for a body and a head at the top where interaction occurs. This mobile avatar robot has its gliches and problems, and it is still uncertain if the technology will take off in the business world where it is promoted, but it’s clear that the release of products like this is another step in the march towards a transhumanistic society.
The public has been immersed in the indoctrination of this technological movement for some time now. It’s amazing to think that just 15 years ago, people had pagers instead of cell phones, wrote letters instead of emails, and actually had to walk down to the coffee shop to buy a scone. The various ingredients are beginning to settle into their place to perform their given role in the ushering in of a One World Government and technology is certainly one of them. We see how social media has laid the ground works for a panoptic society. The outright occult symbolism in entertainment. The care-free narcissistic nature of our social philosophy and the propaganda spoon fed to the masses through the use of media. All of these things have become more easily accessible to the public through technology. And in this time of tremendous change, we find ourselves entrenched in an age of history deeply characterized by deceit. Introduce new forms of technological and biological enhancement to promote a quickening of natural evolution and what do we get? The extinction of man, and the birth of the post-human; transhumanism.
TRANSHUMANISM AND THE ANTI-CHRIST
The picture here is of a superhero called Metalder. This was a television show from the late 1980’s in Japan where a man who was almost killed in an automobile accident became a crime fighter, half man, half robot. Sounds like a familiar plot line doesn’t it? I watched VHS tapes of this show sent to me from my relatives in Japan back when I was a child which might explain my odd fascination and passion with this topic. I’ve listened to and read lots of Tom Horn of Raiders News Network and author of the book Apollyon Rising 2012 and Forbidden Gates, regarding this issue, who I believe is the front runner speaking out to expose the dangers of this movement. He has a lot to say on transhumanism and is a great source for extensive information and research. It seems the Christian community is extremely uninformed of what is quietly unfolding in the world of science in labs around the world. Thus, I feel called to make my second film for youtube on this topic and how it ties into the New World Order agenda to provide another medium where people can be informed and ultimately saved. I also believe that there are deep spiritual implications to what the transhumanists want in the goal of singularity, which is the creation of super-intelligence which would combine the best attributes of man, and the speed to process information of the machine, resulting in a complete blur in what it means to be human. We’ve seen the movies with artificial intelligence and the hypothetical moral dilemmas that may arise from these scenarios. But is it possible to consider that these advancements in genetics, bio-chemistry, nanotechnology, and more will usher in the Anti-Christ himself?
I’m going to get really speculative here and just present some food for thought. I am not a bible scholar, or a theologian but I do have a passionate desire to learn and grow in my faith from the Word of God and a personal relationship with Jesus. So that being said, let me dive into this ultra speculation of which I am sure I will make some terrible assumptions and generalizations that will have theological contradictions all over the place. Just a warning and again, these are just ideas, not truths or new doctrine since we can never really know the exact details for the fulfillment of prophecy until it happens.
“Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.” -REVELATION 13:11-17
In verse 14, it is mentioned that the second beast “ordered them to set up and image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword yet lived.” Now I believe that the beast who was wounded by the sword yet lived is a counterfeit ressurection scenario. But is it simply going to be supernatural in the same way God resurrected Jesus? Or, because it’s counterfeit, could it be possible that this beast who dies, lives no longer in flesh but is “brought back to life” in the main frame of a computer hard drive? The reason why I propose this thought is because of one of the goals for transhumanists is the advent of uploading our consciousness into a computer. People like Ray Kurzweil have promoted the idea and many like minded folks firmly believe that this is where we are headed; a breakdown of that it means to be human, until we are no longer biological beings but a free flowing consciousness existing in the aether of the main frame information network. This is synonymous with another idea stemming from the singularity movement to charge the particles of all creation so that it becomes “self aware,” in other words, wi-fi across the universe. Getting back to the beast, lets say that humanity achieves this great transition between biological life form as we see today to a life form encased in the computer network with the event of the “resurrection” of the beast. Well this naturally calls for creating an avatar for the beast to be able to interact with the world at a physical level. Thus, “He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.” Revelations 13:14 NIV. Then subsequently in the next verse, “He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.” Revelation 13:15 NIV. I may be crazy, but I can totally see how this entity living in the aether of the internet who is a conscious spiritual being could use this machine or avatar to cause great destruction around the world, physically killing and enslaving those who didn’t bow to him. And to go even further, the next two verses state, “He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.” Revelations 13:16,17 NIV. Again, as a conscious being living in the internet, he would have the capability to usher in a new form of commerce to any and all who are linked up to the internet by means of a global, digital version of social security numbers or personal identification. Now my projection is that using the internet in a world where singularity is accomplished would not be sitting in front of your PC for a couple hours a day to read the news. In fact, as some predict the smart phone to be the device that the majority of the nation will be on the internet through within the next couple of years, it is also fact that within the next decade, our cell phones will be used to buy, sell trade etc. The technology is already here, but as we move along, these new integrated systems of technology will become more and more advocated, promoted, and encouraged just as we see iPhone and iPads being promoted today. This movement is well funded by us, with particular focus being on the military industrial complex to create super soldiers and other advanced weaponry. In the same way fire arms revolutionized the methods to which land was conquored, so will be the transhuman army be used to carry out the agenda of the enemy.
Now I understand these are wild thoughts. Perhaps I should go ahead and make a science fiction story out of it. I totally would if it hadn’t been done in one way or another several times already. The point is, Christians, and even non-believers alike, must begin to ask some serious questions about transhumanism, and where it’s all heading. Along with physical problems that may arise, there are certainly spiritual issues, but even more, ethical and moral issues that will require a new system of law to be practiced. I believe it’s very important and we would be foolish not to discuss these things. It’s all there in plain sight. This new technological revolution may be the groundworks for all of these prophecies written about the end days to manifest.
THE CORPORATE WORLD
My beloved wife just attended a conference for her job. She is the manager of service desk in the IT(Information Technology) department of a major corporation here in southern California. This conference had cutting edge companies and people in the realm of information technology, communication, and strategy on the corporate platform. As my wife sat through the first keynote speaker, the mentality of the people at this conference became clear. This is where my wife told me about the Anybot. This gentlemen who is the CEO of a major IT organization said things like, “You ARE the data!” and “I’ll be the first in line to get chipped.” These quotes and the overall worldview of this guy is interesting for a couple reasons. One, the corporate IT field is basically testing grounds for any new forms of technology or communication tools in the corporate environment, hence inventions like the Anybot. This will undoubtedly lead to the quickening of the integration between man and machine by means of practical application. Second, the attitude that “we are the data” and the comment about getting chipped is a reflection of the philosophy for these corporate environments. Driven ultimately by money, the men and women in this field of work are willing to get chipped in order to sustain their job, keep up with the technology, and the belief that the world is somehow going to be a better place because he or she can now exchange thoughts and ideas using their highly integrated bio-technical brain rather than the slow and limited old way of typing emails.
I know I was kind of all over the place with this post, but my hope is that we can start discussions, fellowship, and ultimately reconnect and strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ. I mentioned earlier that I am working on a film for youtube on this topic and so if you have any feedback or input, please feel free to contact me. I believe not enough people, especially Christians are talking about this issue and I also believe it is a great topic to witness Christ and evangelize to the world since the phenomenon is very real and tangible. And as a final note, I just want to say that if you’re still reading this, I thank you for putting up with the sporadic and probably a very un-scholastic look at those verses in Revelation.
“When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” -LUKE 21:28
May 10, 2011Posted by on
A couple days ago, No Where to Run with Chris White posted an interview with a guy named Victor about his life and how he came to know Christ. It was a very moving and powerful testimony that all should hear. It will be encouraging for the believer, and thought provoking for the skeptic. I was walking through COSCO running some errands when I came across the part of the interview where Victor talks about his encounter with an injured truck driver. Needless to say, I think the fellow shoppers thought I was crazy because the tears started to stream down my face as I was immobilized in front of the dog food crying my eyes out for a good 5 minutes.
After listening to the podcast, I received an email/newsletter from Chris White that you can subscribe to through his website. In it, he mentioned how he would want to make Victor’s story into a short video but that he might not have the time to do so. I had the day off yesterday so I immediately contacted him and let him know that I can put something together.
Instead of putting the entire interview up which lasts a little over an hour, I decided to take a portion of his story that moved me the most and attach visual elements to it and put some music under it. Here is the video posted on Chris’ youtube page:
May 5, 2011Posted by on
It’s not an easy thing to be a “Christian” in the world today. The skepticism, doubt, intellectual and scientific objection and at times, downright hatred towards any religious affiliation, especially Christianity, can easily lead to us running into the arms of our own circle of friends, family, and church who agree with us at large avoiding the outside world who beckons an explanation within the boundaries of their own standards for what is rightfully one’s own faith. Often times, Christians in general are accused of having the “I’m right and you’re wrong” mentality towards the world. In my experience, the majority who do the finger pointing are merely doing just that; pointing fingers. They seldom offer any rational explanation or a reputable alternative other than their own worldview which may or may not have any weight to begin with and is often associated with the agenda to discredit Christianity and religion in general. Other times their claims and arguments against Christianity tend to be misunderstanding the basic principles of faith, misinformation or out right lies. In this scientific culture, ravaged by intellect, logic, the need for empirical evidence to deem anything as fact, and dare I say a borderline fascist form of scholarship, what does it mean to be a Christian and how do we cope with this opposition?
Most people regardless of faith still consider America to be at large a Christian nation. But the word “Christian” has become very obscure. It’s often synonymous with a political position, ethical and moral choke holds, and other traditions and rituals that categorize itself as being a religion or worse yet, a cult. We’re allegedly the cause of wars, suffering, hatred, division and anything negative associated with humanity. We are the exclusivists (I think I just made up a word) who don’t accept any scholastic, scientific, and intellectual discoveries which directly contradict our worldview. But if we are to be honest, the church is not free from its own faults. The church at large has not done a great job in addressing various topics such as homosexuality, paranormal, supernatural, etc. Although there seems to be a movement of Christians heading in this direction, the focus at large seems to be in the condemning of others, that is to say going on the defense, rather than showing God’s will through our lives. This is not to say that we Christians should not partake in apologetic inquiry, but rather pointing out the retaliating nature of debates and arguments with a non-believing world seem futile.
The issue the secular world has with Christians is often limited to a sweeping generalization of the behavior of certain individuals who labeled themselves “Christian”. Heretical teaching is real, false teachers are abound, and un-biblical and unsound representation of the word of God is undoubtedly out there and has been throughout the ages. But this by no means proves or disproves the deity of Jesus Christ and the authority of the written Word. Behavior does not verify belief. However, it is apparent that our behavior does affect the perception of God to the unbelieving world. As non-sequitur as that first argument is, it is still our responsibility as believers to conduct ourselves in a certain manner to portray God into the world and re-present the truth to the best of our ability.
I remember growing up seeing people picketing on the street corner with signs that said, “You’re going to Hell unless you believe in Jesus!” This was a tremendous turn off and one of many reason why I thought Christians were nuts growing up. Although I’ve come to believe that statement, I would never hold up a sign and tell someone that they are going to hell since I understand that God is the judge, not me. These methods can be seen as pointing the finger back at the non-believing world instead of focusing on the calling and purpose set before us in Christ. I am certainly guilty. As someone who grew up without any faith or religion, and being somewhat a competitive person, I often times feel good when debating with a non-believer and logically break down their arguments or claims. But the feeling is short lived and I often times repent and think about how the point is not to win an argument, the point is to share the gospel so that the message of Jesus Christ can be relayed clear and concise. If we can focus on this, all of the attempts to discredit or outright bring down Christianity becomes mute. If we as Christians truly believe that the bible is the Word of God and that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, then we really don’t have to stress over the opposing world. I’ve heard how the bible is like a lion; it doesn’t need defending, just simply let loose. Hebrews 4:12 comes to mind:
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”-HEBREWS 4:12
As an AV and sound engineer for a church, I get to sit through a lot of services and events. A couple weeks ago, I was assigned to a Jr high service. In it, the Jr high pastor had a message that was so simple yet very profound. It was basically that there are actually five gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the fifth gospel being YOU! Our lives are meant to be a representation of the gospel. But this can only be done through our own decision to do so, and a willingness to let God’s will be done. Another good friend and pastor once made an analogy that each one of our lives is like the individual square mirror on a disco ball reflecting God’s light into the room (world). The better we polish the mirror, the better we reflect the light.
“You are the light of the world.” -MATTHEW 5:14
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
So as we come together on this national day of prayer, let us remember and take a moment to pray for our government, our media, education, business, military, family, and the church. For me personally, as a Christian who has a fascination with conspiracy theory, paranormal, supernatural and other topics that aren’t found in a typical Christian, it’s easy for me to point the finger and call out the obvious darkness and the problems that is present in the sectors of society I mentioned above. But today, I am humbled and need to remind myself that God has gifted me with a tremendously awesome life. I think it’s important to expose the darkness, but sometimes, we just need to pray.
Government – Pray for our leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.
Media – Pray on behalf of the actors, musicians, and athletes our young people seek to emulate. Ask the Lord to strengthen and embolden any Christians in these fields. But more importantly, pray for those who are willingly portraying and influencing our society away from truth, integrity, and morality, that they may have conviction and awareness of their influence and power.
Education – Pray for our young people. Bless them and pray for the teachers and leaders to provide a morally sound and wholesome environment.
Business – Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors in the workplace. Pray for God’s will to be working through our daily tasks and assignments. Pray that our executives, business leaders, and corporations to conduct themselves honorably and honestly.
Military – Pray for the troops who serve each day at the bases, around the world, and here within our borders. Pray for their families. Pray for the Lord’s protection of these brave men and women. Pray also for those who have lost a loved one in battle. Ask that God’s comfort would be upon them in a special way. Pray that our media’s accounts of US Military actions are relayed fairly and impartially. Pray for divine protection and guidance for our armed forces. Ask God to intercede for military chaplains and loved ones at home.
Family – Pray for loving homes that model the virtues such as sacrifice, patience, and unconditional love to a watching world. Pray for the family to be preserved as God intended. Pray for those whose families are broken. Pray for those who feel alone and hopeless since the truth is that we are all adopted children of our heavenly Father.
Church – Pray for unity and boldness in proclaiming God’s Word!
May 2, 2011Posted by on
Last night we all saw Obama address the country in a speech that made him sound like he was the ultimate military leader portraying himself as the superstar president who brought down the leader of the terrorists who has been at the heart of much of the threat to Americans and the world in the last two decades. So what is really going on? Conspiracy theorists will run amuck saying that there is no proof of his death. Others danced in the streets and chanted “USA!” making us no better than any other nation who celebrates at the death of an alleged enemy. I’m all for national pride, but I get an unsettling feeling in my gut that this borders a “national cult”-ish mentality. In my mind, the reaction of the American people beckons the question, does this not further promulgate division? Does this not further divide us as a humanity? Does this bring us closer to peach? To me, it proves the deception that so many of us are under. I believe no one has all the answers, and that we each do our best to re-present the truth the best we can. But there are too many questions here for any honest truth seeker to just believe the information being spoon fed by the media.
In my opinion, this is another step in constructing the illusion of safety in America. Have we gotten closer to peace because we killed Bin Laden? I find that hard to believe. At best, this event was something that can ease the minds of those who were directly effected by the attacks on 9-11 and at least give them a sense of peace and justice. Outside of that, I think having too much national pride can be harmful to the “world peace” cause that so many people say they are advocates of.
I am going to get a bit more speculative on this topic. First off, back in 2001, if we are to assume that Bin Laden was the mastermind behind the 9-11 attacks, what it did was “unite” the country in an uproar to justify the US going to war. It was pitched as the “War on Terror” and as something that Americans did not ask for, but needs to be done for the safety of the country. In a similar way, could this possibly be a deliberate act to justify “pulling the trigger” on other attacks on our country or elsewhere around the world by these so called, “terrorists”? Again, I am speculating, but I find it difficult to believe that this is any kind of victory for anyone.
The second layer of this is getting more to my conspiratorial mindset. What important event happening around the world is being snuck by under the radar due to this ultimate distraction? This weekend has been very eventful with the Royal Wedding, the beatification of John Paul II, and now the announcement of the alleged death of Bin Laden. Some have pointed out the occult significance of the day May 1. Since I don’t have any reference to that, I won’t make further comments on it, but getting back to the issue, I always ask “Why?” and “Who benefits?” when it comes to large world events such as this one.
Why are all these things happening at the same time? Coincidence? That’s certainly a possibility and cannot be ruled out. But if you dig a little deeper, and compare it to the agenda of the elites, there are several questions that arise. First, was the use of the word “I” in Obama’s speech to promote himself as the sole proprietor of the death of Bin Laden a means to get himself elected to office again? It’s possible. His popularity was swaying in this country and this speech has definitely been a defining moment in his presidency. But deeper than that, on a personal level, why did I have such a hard time believing anything Obama said in his speech? Of course I have a hard time believing any politician, but this particular speech for some reason hit me in the wrong way. I kept thinking to myself, “How many Americans are going to buy this?”
Another question that came to mind was, “How does this event correlate with the master plan of the NWO and Illuminati?” I don’t think there is a simple answer to this one, but off the top of my head, I would say that this is a perfect gauge for the elite leaders to see how Americans in general are swayed by information coming from the media and government. If Obama is a puppet, he did a great job last night, since the crowds in front of the White House grew late into the night celebrating the alleged death of another human being. Furthermore, like I mentioned before, this could be a green light for the terrorists to begin a “retaliation” process justifying their camp to attack.
I know these are speculations and I’ve probably asked more questions than anything else here, but I hope it creates conversation amongst your peers, friends, and relatives since these are tumultuous times we are seeing and we need to talk about it. I’ve always felt that there is a “connection” between every political event portrayed on the world stage with all the other topics I hope to discuss on this blog like UFO’s, Aliens, Giants, Forbidden History, Conspiracy Theory, the Occult etc etc etc. But the best way to gauge any situation is to hold it up to the light of scripture. This is dangerous since many people in the coming weeks will find bible verses and passages to fit what we have just seen. This can be misleading and dishonest, but it’s our job to be discerning. If Bin Laden rises out of the sea alive in three days with a head would and a busted arm, that would be a whole different thing! God Bless.