Combatting Warped Ideas About “Modesty”

Posted in Biblical, Christianity/America on March 11th, 2014 by dhawkinsmo

Awesome article by Dale Fincher (PCC Grad). Long overdue. From the article … the entire article is 6 different blog posts, all linked from this one (the first one) … enjoy!

It’s summer time again!

Time to lather on some Summer Shame. The Lifeguards of Summer are on duty, keeping us safe. The whistles blows, fingers are pointed, and we are reminded of the “rules.”

Sadly, many of the well-intended Modesty Lifeguards come from the offspring of shame-based cultures which breed spiritual abuse. Many of the recent arguments could have been lifted straight from the rules of my alma mater, Pensacola Christian College. These assumptions can apply to many “social sins.”

I’ll take these post by post, tackling one at a time.

All women are sex goddesses that every man wants. (This post!)
Modesty is the opposite of sexy.
Only Men Lust.
Lust is the only sin that results from immodesty.
Christians must do all they can to keep themselves and others from lust.
If we do not keep others from sin, we are guilty of their sins too.
These assumptions, used in the “modesty” language today, are found in spiritually abusive cultures.

Wolves and Interesting “Permaculture” Scriptures: Working Less to Feed More People

Posted in Healthy Food & Agriculture on March 11th, 2014 by dhawkinsmo

Wolves_RiversSome of the key reasons I joined the Permaculture movement are found in Psalm 127:2, Matthew 11:28-29, John 10:10 and II Chronicles 7:14. Stick with me for a moment and I will explain what I’m talking about. Before I give you the Scripture verses, I want to share with you a nugget of wisdom from an influential Permaculture leader, Masanobu Fukuoka, author of One Straw Revolution

“I do not particularly like the word ‘work.’ Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.”

Now for the Scripture verses which have new meaning for me thanks to Permaculture leaders like Mr. Fukuoka …

First, Psalm 127:2 (NIV) – “In vain you rise early and stay up late toiling for food to eat, for He grants sleep to those He loves.” All my life it has struck me how hard we “civilized” folks work. Work, work, work. Very little time to think. Always working. Always tired. Always stressed out. Never much time to Read more »

70 Year Old Woman Looks 30 – “Let Food Be Thy Medicine”

Posted in Healthy Food & Agriculture on March 11th, 2014 by dhawkinsmo

Annette_LarkinsWow. You gotta see the news story about this lady. She is amazing.

Her mother and grandmother both died of breast cancer at 47, and 36 years old, respectively. Her grandmother’s sisters died of cancer at early ages. Diabetes runs in her family.

Annette Larkins is in perfect health and doesn’t take aspirin. In fact, she doesn’t take any medication at all, at least by the conventional modern definition. She is a fanatic of REAL medicine and lives by the quote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates

Mrs. Larkins grows a plethora of fruit, vegetables, and herbs around and inside of her house. She collects rainwater and makes gallons of juice from what she grows. Wheatgrass is one of her specialties. She grows her own and drinks the juice regularly. Yet another anecdotal case of raw food and juicing providing overall health and endless youth.

I’m fascinated with this particularly because I am more of a Weston Price guy – real meat, milk, eggs, etc – when it comes to food. But I cannot ignore the fact that Adam and Eve probably ate more like this woman eats and look how long they lived! (There were other factors with them too, yes, I realize that)

NOTE (3/24/14): Someone suggested that this lady might have used Botox to look so young.  So I emailed her and asked.  She said that she has not used Botox.

Sorry, I’m Not Buying Obama’s Russia / Ukraine Propaganda – Thanks World Net Daily!

Posted in Politics on March 6th, 2014 by dhawkinsmo

Watching the mainstream news, we are led to believe that “Putin is being a bad guy. Obama is the good guy and will impose ‘costs’ on Russia for their action.” Oh but wait. What about that little treaty that was signed in 1997 between Russia and Ukraine? According to World Net Daily …

“Russian troop movements on the Crimean Peninsula are permitted under a 1997 Partition Treaty signed between Russia and Ukraine, as long as there are not more than 25,000 Russian troops. At present, the Russians have about 16,000 troops on the peninsula, which means a further increase of troops would be permitted. The Kremlin contends the move is to protect ethnic Russians who make up a majority of the population on the peninsula and in eastern Ukraine. Moscow asserts that ethnic Russians, especially in the Crimea, are being threatened by ultra-nationalists, as WND recently reported.”

Whoo boy. Here we go again. Another exercise in “reading between the lines” about what Obama (and his puppet masters?) are REALLY doing, similar to the 911 Event, though not nearly as big, hopefully. Remember also that US Intelligence was “unaware” of the troops movements.  Imagine that!  So let’s think here … Intelligence missed the troop movements.  Obama apparently isn’t aware of the treaty. Hmmm …

Do you buy that?  I don’t.  Something’s up, readers of Orwell.  As usual. Here’s another link corroborating WND’s story. LA Times piece about the treaty HERE.

What, exactly, is “up” Dave?  Well, I don’t know all the intermediate steps exactly, but I DO know the end game.  It’s described in Revelation 13.  It appears to me that powerful people behind the scenes are pulling the puppet strings of the politicians in order to accomplish their will, that is, a New World Order which will enslave us all.  Revelation 13 describes this in some detail.  But thankfully, Revelation also tells us of God’s government which will replace it!  “And He shall reign forever and ever!  Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”

Psychiatry Admits It’s Been Wrong in Big Ways

Posted in General Science, Healthy Food & Agriculture on March 6th, 2014 by dhawkinsmo

“In truth, the ‘chemical imbalance’ notion was always a kind of urban legend – never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists.” –Ronald Pies, editor-in-chief emeritus of the Psychiatric Times (2011) LINK TO ARTICLE HERE.

I’ve always felt that “something is seriously wrong with this picture” when observing various friends and relatives suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, etc and being administered mounds of drugs which had such obvious adverse effects on them. Then one day *I* was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was administered meds myself. Funny how you get really motivated to understand something when it happens to you! Anyway, against advice from most people close to me, I stopped taking the meds prescribed to me and determined that I was going to pull myself out of “whatever-it-was” without meds. I’m so thankful that I did because frankly, the meds were killing me, making me stupid – it was as if I was walking around in a fog. It was horrible! Turns out that I was later rediagnosed by one of the leading court approved psychiatrists in my city as having experienced “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” instead of bipolar disorder. Oops. Now, instead of walking around in a fog all day, (“stuck in molasses” as my biz partner described it) my thinking is clear, I feel great, I’m never depressed, I love life, I love my job and the people I work with, and I love my new long term career in Permaculture and I am back to being my normal, high functioning self. What was the stress? Not telling in this post so as to protect those who don’t want the public spotlight. But it’s an interesting story in itself and someday I may be able to tell it so that others can benefit. But for now, suffice to say that maybe you too are suffering from depression, mood swing, what-have-you. Well, I’m here to tell you that, based on my first hand experience, I firmly believe that there is hope for you outside of drugs-for-life. For two other important articles I have written on this topic, please click HERE and HERE or type “depression” into the search box on my blog, just over there on the right of your screen. A wonderful, Godly “elder statesman” counselor once told several of us in a church meeting …. “Sure, I believe in bipolar disorder. Everyone has it. Read Romans 7.” He was serious. Haha. Good one!