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 9:1 And as he passed on, he saw a man blind from birth.

Joh 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?
[[[See what Jesus' followers assumed ... that the guy was blind because "someone sinned".  Isn't this the same assumption raised by the ex-gay, reparative-therapy crowd? Listen to many so-called "ex-gays" testify & you'll hear the same old drivel: "I never bonded with my father & my mother made me ...".  See their argument is that their parents "sinned" - making the "ex-gay", -"gay" in the 1st place.  Other people assert that "gays choose" a "lifestyle".  Kinsey 6's know that we are simply "blind" to the "attractiveness" of the opposite gender.]]]

Joh 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be manifested in him.
[[[Huh. Imagine that. In THIS particular case, Jesus says the guy was born blind to show the works of God. Is this true in all cases of blindness? No.... but in this case...something Wonderful was about to happen.]]]

Joh 9:4 I must work the works of him that has sent me while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.

Joh 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Joh 9:6 Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud of the spittle, and put the mud, as ointment, on his eyes.
[[[Jesus is showing Who He is.  In Genesis, the Scripture records God forming Man from the dust.  Now, here we have Jesus forming dust into clay.  Next he puts it into the guy's eye-sockets.  See, many people believe the man was blind because he had no eyes...]]] 

Joh 9:7 And he said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is interpreted, Sent. He went therefore and washed, and came seeing.
[[[Notice he didn't have sight until AFTER he went to the pool & washed.  FAITH, by definition is obedience to a command.  The result of washing in the command of Jesus: Sight!  Acts 2:38 anyone?]]]

Joh 9:8 The 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?
[[[This blew the minds of the people who had known the guy.]]]

Joh 9:9 Some said, It is he; others said, No, but he is like him: *he* said, It is I.
[[[The incorrect consensus was: It's not him...]]]

Joh 9:10 They said therefore to him, How have thine eyes been opened? [[[!]]]

Joh 9:11 He 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 9:12 They said therefore to him, Where is he[[[Jesus]]]? He says, I do not know.

Joh 9:13 They bring him who was before blind to the Pharisees[[[Self-professed experts on religion & law]]].

Joh 9:14 Now it was Sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.

Joh 9:15 The 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 9:16 Some 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.
[[[Jesus the religion divider...]]]

Joh 9:17 They 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 9:18 The 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.
[[[Those who didn't know the blind guy didn't believe he'd been blind previously...which means they're accusing him of being what?]]]

Joh 9:19 And they asked them saying, This is your son, of whom ye say that he was born blind: how then does he now see?

Joh 9:20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;

Joh 9:21 but 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.
[[[The guy's parents were at a loss over this.  Then they made it clear that their kid was competent ... Which means that the Pharisees were implying what about him? Notice religion's response to the truth of the miracle.  They paint the picture of the one claiming it as being a liar or incompetent.]]]

Joh 9:22 His 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.
[[[You know...I've seen similar tactics used in courtrooms to intimidate attorneys from raising "certain" legal positions.  But I digress.]]]

Joh 9:23 On this account his parents said, He is of age: ask *him*.

Joh 9:24 They 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 9:25 He answered therefore, If he is sinful I know not. One thing I know, that, being blind before , now I see.

Joh 9:26 And they said to him again, What did he do to thee? How opened he thine eyes?
[[[Tell us of this remedy - they insisted - again.  Probably saw money in the emulation of it.]]]

Joh 9:27 He 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?
[[[You're not listening to me. Want to convert?]]]

Joh 9:28 They railed at him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
[[[Notice how the most religicated people wanted nothing to do with becoming a disciple of 'Jesus'?]]]

Joh 9:29 We know that God spoke to Moses; but as to this man , we know not whence he is.
[[[Actually it was Jesus that Moses got the commandments from
(Got time travel? It's in the Scripture. Shhhh) ... which is why their ignorant statement smacks of such irony...]]]

Joh 9:30 The 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 9:31 But we know that God does not hear sinners; but if any one be God-fearing and do his will, him he hears.

Joh 9:32 Since time was, it has not been heard that any one opened the eyes of one born blind.

Joh 9:33 If this man were not of God he would be able to do nothing.
[[[Theological-crotch kick from the former blind guy! "If this 'Jesus' wasn't of God, -he'd be able to do nothing (which implies what about the self-professed religious know-it alls?)!]]]

Joh 9:34 They answered and said to him, Thou hast been wholly born in sins, and thou teachest us? And they cast him out.
[[[Check out their reply: They accuse the guy of being steeped in sin from birth. In other words - they accused his parents of being immoral (Yes ... certain STDs will cause blindness)!  Under Hebrew law - a bastard had no legal recourse to the system.  They cursed him, & his parents & utterly dismissed his testimony for lack of legal standing! "Truth be damned! We're 'experts' & you're just a nobody!".]]]

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 gUgUlU0/tUhgU gU gUan 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.

Mean Streaks:

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:

  1. Love God
  2. 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...