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Email Catastrophe Free Fire Zone

We haven’t been very active today. Oh, we’ve searched for creationism news, and there isn’t any — but we’ve had bigger problems. We’re locked out of our email account, and no amount of diddling with the sign-in procedures does any good.

AT&T’s help sites haven’t been very helpful. Each time we have an online chat with them, they tell us the problem is fixed and everything should be okay — but it’s not. So we struggle on.

You’ll have to entertain yourselves during your Curmudgeon’s problem, so we’re declaring another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. You know how it is. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.

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Astrological Free Fire Zone

Before we throw open the comments for another Free-Fire Zone, we want to bring you some information of cosmic significance.

As you know, the Seventh Planet — the one that dare not speak its name — has been the subject of several posts around here, for example: Uranus Park Will Compete with Ark Encounter, and Noah’s Ark Found! On Uranus!, and one of our favorites: William Herschel, George III, and Uranus.

Today, dear reader, we go where no man has gone before. Take a look at Uranus in Pisces: The Dawn of the New Age? which appears at the authoritative website Astrology Weekly. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

The birth of a new age is upon us. In the 1960’s, we sang about the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…and believed it. However, I feel the country was so drug-induced and obsessed with anti-war demonstrations and care-free sex that we were barely aware about what was really dawning at that time.

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All things occur in cycles and in Astrology we look to the previous cycles to indicate what may come to pass with the present cycle. The last time that Uranus was in Pisces was from 1920 to 1927. It was the “Roaring Twenties.” In 1921, Einstein made his first visit to the United States and lectured several times on relativity. Uranus rules relativity and in the sign of Pisces brought it from our collective subconscious to our awareness.

The interesting thing about Uranus in Pisces during this transit is that Uranus and Neptune are in what is called “Mutual Reception” to one another. They are each in the sign that each other rules. Uranus is in Pisces, the sign that Neptune rules, and Neptune is in Aquarius, the sign that Uranus rules. This mutual reception is adding to the sense of Spirituality that can come to pass, also this mutual reception is strengthening the connection and influence of the two planetary bodies. So the transit of Uranus in Pisces at this time will be interesting and unusual (unusual for Uranus, since Uranus also rules the unusual as well as the unexpected).

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All this can pave the way for the onset of the Age of Aquarius. We are most certainly living in unusual times given all that has transpired over the last few years. If we are to survive as an enlightened culture, we must truly “wake up” to ourselves, discover who we are, and who we are in relation to each other.

That’s just a sample of what awaits you at that website, dear reader. Uranus is in Pisces. Seize the moment!

Okay, that’s the news — now for the Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.

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Another News Vacuum Free Fire Zone

We literally can’t find anything out there. There’s no creationist litigation going on. Most state legislatures are shut down and won’t convene again until the new year begins. The creationist websites we follow are just babbling away, saying even less than they usually do.

To show you how bad it is, this is the best thing we could find. Ol’ Hambo is desperately urging his drooling followers to keep the faith — see Steadfast in the Midst of Scoffers. A few bits and pieces of it should be sufficient, and no rebuttal is necessary:

It’s fascinating that nearly 2,000 years ago, Peter (under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) wrote about scoffers in the last days. As we read about these scoffers, we realize that there is “nothing new under the sun” [scripture reference]. The basic sin nature of man is the same today as it was 2,000 years ago — and as it was approximately 6,000 years ago when our ancestor Adam rebelled against God.

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We are then told the scoffers will reject creation, reject the Flood of Noah’s Day, and reject the coming judgment by fire: [scripture quote].

The passage [just quoted] is an apt description of those in today’s world who have adopted the religion of evolution and attempt to brainwash generations of students to deny the existence of the Creator God. In place of God they teach instead that natural processes over eons brought the universe and all life into existence.

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Yes, we certainly are in the last days, and we increasingly see the scoffers all around us, but our stand on God’s infallible Word needs to remain steadfast.

That’s the “best” the creationists can do this weekend, so it’s up to us to entertain ourselves. We’re declaring another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone.

Hey — there’s a new Star Trek series starting. That’s a link to its official website. Wikipedia already has a write-up on it: Star Trek: Discovery. We’ll take a look at the first episode, which premiers tonight. It can’t be any worse than the Voyager series — nothing could be.

Aside from that, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

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After Irma Free Fire Zone

Your Curmudgeon has fully recovered from hurricane Irma, which struck last weekend. The shutters are down and put away, the lawn debris — loads of it — has been removed, stores are open, and things are back to normal.

Well, almost normal. Although power was restored a day after the storm hit, we still don’t have cable TV service. Comcast keeps giving us dates and times when service will be restored, but they’re always wrong and it appears that they don’t have a clue. [Addendum: That was the situation on 17 Sept. Cable service was restored around noon the next day, the 18th, so we were without TV for a week after Irma.]

There hasn’t been much creationism news recently, but we did find a couple of off-topic items that you may find amusing:

1: CBC News in Toronto reports: Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake. They say:

Erwin Sniedzins doesn’t trust traditional universities. So when the Toronto business management consultant found one offering a master’s degree requiring no studying, exams, or academic work — for just $8,100 — Sniedzins thought it was a school sharing his unconventional approach to education.

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He said the degree issued by Kings Lake University, which he found by searching the internet, is based on his previous life experience and professional accomplishments.

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After his experience was “validated” by the university, Sniedzins said he paid the $8,100 fee, and received a master’s degree in education, specializing in technology in education. The university mailed him the degree and several other signed, stamped and apparently certified documents. He said he even received a graduation cap and gown.

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Any doubts Sniedzins may have had were also eased by what appears to be a sworn affidavit, included in his package of documents, supposedly signed by former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry.

Tough luck. He should have taken advantage of what your Curmudgeon offers — see Earn a Degree in Creationism Today!

2: The Washington Post has this headline: The world as we know it is about to end — again — if you believe this biblical doomsday claim. Here’s a bit of it:

A few years ago, NASA senior space scientist David Morrison debunked an apocalyptic claim as a hoax. No, there’s no such thing as a planet called Nibiru, he said. No, it’s not a brown dwarf surrounded by planets, as iterations of the theory suggest. No, it’s not on a collision course toward Earth. And yes, people should “get over it.”

But the theory has been getting renewed attention recently. Added to it is the precise date of the astronomical event leading to Earth’s destruction. And that, according to David Meade, is in six days — Sept. 23, 2017.

You can click over there and read the whole thing, if you like.

That’s all we could find, so we’re declaring another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

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