Fugu (blow fish) is a fish which contains deadly poison in the organs. Despite the risk, fugu dishes remain as special feasts in Japan. Even the milt is considered as a great delicacy. Fugu is referred to as blow/globe/puffer fish since it blows its body up. The kanji (Chinese characters) used to write fugu indicates "river pig." In western Japan, fugu is called "fuku". And if prepared incorrectly - it will most certainly FUK-U.
Know your fish:
Millions of people sport bumper-stickers, magnets, decals, cufflinks, shirt-pins & other accoutrements -- all displaying a simple fish outline. However, having come from the school myself, -- I can speak with a good deal of personal knowledge when I tell you that not all fish are the same & some have a streak of deadly poison running thru them. Like FUKU, this poison paralyzes & then kills over time. Like FUKU, these people are all puffed up with self; -- & as disgusting as it sounds: They think their own milt (mating rituals) is a delicacy too. Ah ... the parallels in nature.
Murder by Number: 1, 2, 3...
Jesus said that false religion was the fraud of Satan's children. He said that Satan was a liar & murderer from the beginning. In other parts of the g0ys re-examination of theology, - we touch on some of the things that come out of the mouth of a skilled liar. It's quite sobering; -& hardly the product of a huckster in red underwear brandishing horns & a pointy-tail.
Lucifer's method of operation seems unchanged since the beginning: He misrepresents the law & assumes a position of authority that he is unworthy of. This is usually accompanied by a gross misrepresentation of material fact, & character-assignations of anyone who opposes him. A telling example of this is found in the account of a blind man whom Jesus healed. Here's the account [[[My comments in brackets as see here.]]]:
Joh 9:1And as he passed on, he saw a man blind from birth.
Joh 9:2And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?
Joh 9:3Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be manifested in him.
Joh 9:4I must work the works of him that has sent me while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.
Joh 9:5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Joh 9:6Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud of the spittle, and put the mud, as ointment, on his eyes.
Joh 9:7And he said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is interpreted, Sent. He went therefore and washed, and came seeing.
Joh 9:8The neighbours therefore, and those who used to see him before, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that was sitting and begging?
Joh 9:9Some said, It is he; others said, No, but he is like him: *he* said, It is I.
Joh 9:10They said therefore to him, How have thine eyes been opened? [[[!]]]
Joh 9:11He answered and said , A man called Jesus made mud and anointed mine eyes, and said to me, Go to Siloam and wash: and having gone and washed, I saw.
Joh 9:12They said therefore to him, Where is he[[[Jesus]]]? He says, I do not know.
Joh 9:13They bring him who was before blind to the Pharisees[[[Self-professed experts on religion & law]]].
Joh 9:14Now it was Sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.
Joh 9:15The Pharisees therefore also again asked him how he received his sight. And he said to them, He put mud upon mine eyes, and I washed, and I see.
Joh 9:16Some of the Pharisees therefore said, This man is not of God, for he does not keep the Sabbath. Others said, How can a sinful man perform such signs? And there was a division among them.
Joh 9:17They say therefore again to the blind man , What dost thou say of him, that he has opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a prophet.
Joh 9:18The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him that he was blind and had received sight, until they had called the parents of him that had received sight.
Joh 9:19And they asked them saying, This is your son, of whom ye say that he was born blind: how then does he now see?
Joh 9:20His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
Joh 9:21but how he now sees we do not know, or who has opened his eyes we do not know. *He* is of age: ask *him*; *he* will speak concerning himself.
Joh 9:22His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one confessed him to be the Christ, he should be excommunicated from the synagogue.
Joh 9:23On this account his parents said, He is of age: ask *him*.
Joh 9:24They called therefore a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, Give glory to God: we know that this man [[[the one who healed you]]] is sinful.
Joh 9:25He answered therefore, If he is sinful I know not. One thing I know, that, being blind before , now I see.
Joh 9:26And they said to him again, What did he do to thee? How opened he thine eyes?
Joh 9:27He answered them, I told you already and ye did not hear: why do ye desire to hear again? Do ye also wish to become his disciples?
Joh 9:28They railed at him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
Joh 9:29We know that God spoke to Moses; but as to this man , we know not whence he is.
Joh 9:30The man answered and said to them, Now in this is a wonderful thing, that *ye* do not know whence he is, and he has opened mine eyes.
Joh 9:31But we know that God does not hear sinners; but if any one be God-fearing and do his will, him he hears.
Joh 9:32Since time was, it has not been heard that any one opened the eyes of one born blind.
Joh 9:33If this man were not of God he would be able to do nothing.
Joh 9:34They answered and said to him, Thou hast been wholly born in sins, and thou teachest us? And they cast him out.
So, how did these "Religious, self-professed know-it-alls" make a living? By selling advice about religious matters & law. Bad advice; -- Best sellers.
See the image on the article on the upper right of the page? This is an example of the modern version of the 'self-anointed know-everything club'. Everything they do is steeped in lies, misrepresentation & fraud. And the biggest hoax is that it has anything to do with "Jesus"!
Amazingly we now know that over 60% of the population deals with Same Gender Attractions. That's a huge section of society to villainize & then capitalize on as people go about purchasing such books for their "friend's poor misguided child". +60% will read it for themselves first; - & then hope the contents do more for their "friend" than it did for them! Chant the mantra. Don't question the "expert"!
Meanwhile, over half the population thinks they're part of a 'minority' with "abomination feelings" that they must keep carefully hidden (How's that for a 'mind-job')! Liars who claim to lead others to righteousness?! THAT is exactly how the Devil acts!
And who pays? The young person who speaks the truth about their feelings before a group of hypocrites all in self-preservation mode! Who pays? Anyone with hidden Same Sex Attraction who attends a religious group that teaches that such feelings are incompatible with Christianity. Only in fundamentalist circles will +60% of the population agree that they're hell bound abominations & hope people don't figure out the "truth" as they point at other people & yell slurs! Bishop Lou C. Phur preaches a mean hell-fire sermon!
|MT 23:1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 "The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 3 So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. MT 23:5 "Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7 they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them `Rabbi.' MT 23:8 "But you are not to be called `Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone on earth `father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called `teacher,' for you have one Teacher, the Christ. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. MT 23:13 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. MT 23:15 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.|
FUKU is mostly good fish that contains a few spots that are so deadly that anyone without proper training would be a fool to try to make a meal of it. Even with training - people still get killed in the pursuit of this "delicacy". Who would be the only one to trust 100% of the time with such a creature? Someone God-like. Indeed. If you discover that you're the one with a FUKU bumper-sticker ... then might I suggest that you let God prepare you so that you don't end up killing those who make your words part of themselves. The sword of the Spirit can cut out the deadly streaks ... but the first step is letting go of preconceived notions of what holiness consists of. It is not an arbitrary rule-based system. The Law was given for life (not arbitrary regulation) & that law (all of it) can be reduced to (2) principles:
- Love God
- Love People ... and the correlation is that Love works no ill - so love is the fulfilling of the law.
Same gender attraction in itself does not violate either of those principles; -- But actions that hurt other people do (spreading disease, violating trust, false testimony & the likes). So, when someone says, "This thing or that thing is unholy."; -- Your response should be "In what way/s does this thing or that thing violate either of those 2 principles." Make sure the answer makes sense & is not merely more rhetoric. By the measure you judge - you will be judged; -- And the ultimate judge is impartial & not a respecter of lofty titles. Since you will answer for yourself ... might I suggest that you take responsibility for your own thoughts & quit letting others control the space between your ears with their self-serving rhetoric.
2 Commandments -- N0T 10; but within the (2) are all of them...