Thursday, January 29, 2015

'Canada Disappears' World Map

Daily Mail:Reddit User TeaDranks. Notice how small Canada actually is compared to for example, Europe and the United States; this at least significantly philosophically justifies a) My worldwide search for work in my limited academic field. b) My worldwide search for social media contacts. c) My worldwide search for anything else possibly related. d) So, yes, Canadians this is largely why Americans and Europeans ignore Canada...Iceland and Australia face a similar fate to Canada with the map.

Daily Mail January 28


'India grows, Canada disappears, and the United States and United Kingdom look exactly the same:

World map shows country size based on population and not land mass

A new cartogram created by Reddit user TeaDranks shows each country's size scaled to its population Countries with large populations like China and India dominate the map

Smaller populations which have big geographic areas like Australia, Canada and Russia appear small

Other nations like Fiji, Iceland, Macau and Malta are barely visible'

'The United States and United Kingdom look almost exactly the same on this map as they do a typical world map'


Huffington Post January 26


Legal Marijuana Is The Fastest-Growing Industry In The U.S.: Report: Matt Ferner

Rocky Mountain High? I have never been to Colorado, but lately most of the time when the State is mentioned in the media it has to do with the topic of 'pot'. Not that I can talk, living here in British Columbia...
Iceland-Barely visible on the mentioned map.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

From The News...Scientology


San Jose Mercury January 27


'Tom Cruise bugged Nicole Kidman's phone, says Scientology movie Compiled by Tony Hicks' 


'Tom Cruise and Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige ordered Nicole Kidman's phones to be tapped in the 1990s, according to a new documentary on Scientology that's causing a stir at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Former Scientologist Mark "Marty" Rathbun, a longtime member of the church and a former aide to Miscavige, makes the allegations in "Going Clear: Scientology & The Prison of Belief," which debuted Sunday at Sundance.

During the late 1990s, church officials reportedly became worried about Cruise's loyalties to the organization, while he and Kidman spent a year in England filming Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut." The relationship reportedly wasn't a hit among Scientology officials, according to the documentary. Kidman's dad Dr. Anthony Kidman, who died last year, was a prominent psychologist in Australia. Scientology's late founder L. Ron Hubbard distrusted psychologists and psychiatrists, a trait supposedly shared today by church officials.'


'Among other claims in the film, based on Lawrence Wright's 2013 book of the same name, was that higher-ups in the church saw Kidman as a "potential trouble source" who was connected to "suppressive persons," according to the New York Daily News.'


'The Church of Scientology released a statement saying filmmakers wouldn't meet with church officials.

"Their sources are the usual collection of obsessive, disgruntled former Church members kicked out as long as 30 years ago for malfeasance, who have a documented history of making up lies about the Church for money," the statement read.'

End Citations

Jesus Christ stated to look at the fruit, the results of religion in Matthew 7

Matthew 7:15-23

New American Standard Bible (NASB) A Tree and Its Fruit

15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will [a]know them by their fruits. [b]Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So then, you will [c]know them by their fruits. 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many [d]miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’

Footnotes: Matthew 7:16 Or recognize Matthew 7:16 Lit They do not gather Matthew 7:20 Or recognize Matthew 7:22 Or works of power New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Ankerberg and Welden describe Scientology as a 'novel and eclectic religion drawing from Eastern philosophy, modern psychology and occult practice. It seeks to release human potential, free the soul and restore man to his original state as pure, immortal spirit.' (1999: 423).

God is viewed as 'purposefully undefined; all Theta (life), the Eighth Dynamic/infinity'; Jesus was a man not particularly enlightened that was invented by the Church as savior of the world, although some Scientologists may classify him as 'Operating Thetan (OT), a person aware of true nature and abilities. (1999: 424).

Salvation would therefore consist of the enlightenment of the thetan to his or her true nature and abilities. (1999: 424). This being an eternal spirit with divine powers. (1999: 424).

ANKERBERG, JOHN AND JOHN WELDON (1999) Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Eugene, Oregon, Harvest House Publishers.

Briefly then Scientology would deny by what I have written and through implication a Biblical view of God, the deity of Christ and the atoning and resurrection work of Christ in regard to salvation.

Other key Biblical and New Testament doctrines would also be denied.

The religion being founded by Mr. Hubbard, a science-fiction writer; it lacking Scriptural, historical, religious documentation, that would support, in contrast, academically, the Hebrew Bible and New Testament.