The five pointed star, which way is up?

Times are a-changing. As a child born and raised in Sweden I always looked forward to advent, Lucia (13 Dec) and of course Christmas. November had been dark and dreary, we didn’t see the sun for a whole month and it was too early for snow. Then came the first Sunday in Advent and in nearly every house the Advent star was prominently displayed, sometimes in every window. At that time they all looked the same, since they were very few choices. The star always pointed upwards, as all 5-pointed stars on the Christmas tree did. This just was so, and nobody ever thought much about it. After emigrating to America I discovered that trees can be decorated many more ways, and the diversity added another dimension to Christmas, but I still longed for the simplicity of the five pointed star, so we continued to have it on the top of our tree (real Fraser Fir, nothing artificial of course).

Then about 25 years ago I saw a five pointed star with two points pointing up and one pointing down. This was in our church bulletin for Christmas Day and the Church had splurged and bought it with a pre-printed color display on the front page. Our son, who at that time was in College wondered why the goat star was in the church bulletin, so we asked our associate pastor why. At first he didn’t understand what difference it made, so we explained it to him. He got upset, and apologized profusely, but he was most upset about the fact that they had bought the folders from a reputable Christian distributor.

So what difference does it make?

The five pointed star is best described as the pentagram. It is from the start a pagan symbol, existing way before Christianity. it existed in two forms, point up and point down.

As point up it is the true pentagram and predates Christianity in at least two forms, the human and the spiritual:

 

 

 

 

The left symbol shows the human connection, the right shows the four earthly elements and with the Spirit pointing to God. While being of pagan origin it was adopted by Jewish and Greek mysticism, and since the Spirit pointed upward it also became used as a symbol for the early Christians. It can display the five virtues (left), but it is also prominently used in the wiccan cult.

Point down is even more sinister in its origin. To begin with it is the symbol for the goat god of Baphomet. Then there are a number of satanic symbols:(left). This pendant of Satan in the Name of Samael, who was a consort of Lilith, (I refuse to research it further, since it is satanic in origin. )

But it is also a Masonic symbol. The City of Washington D.C. is laid out as an inverted pentagram: The inverted pentagram points to the White House  and the Masonic compass symbol has its center point in the Capitol.

Last but not least it is the official symbol of the church of satan:

This was just a small survey of what the pentagram symbolizes.

To sum up:

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. 1 John 5:21

 

1986 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients: Joe DiMaggio, Victor Borge, Anita Bryant, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, Donald Trump.

In 1986 the Ellis Island Medal of Honor was given for the first time. It is an American award founded by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), presented annually to American citizens whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation. Among the very first recipients were:

Joe DiMaggio: An American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak. He is also widely known for his marriage and lifelong devotion to Marilyn Monroe.

Victor Borge: A Danish and American comedian, conductor, and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in the United States and Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned him the nicknames “The Clown Prince of Denmark,” “The Unmelancholy Dane,” and “The Great Dane.”

Anita Bryant: An American singer and political activist. She scored four Top 40 hits in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including “Paper Roses“, which reached #5 on the charts. She was also a former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, and was a brand ambassador for the Florida Citrus Commission (which marketed orange juice) from 1969 to 1979. In the 1970s, Bryant became known as an outspoken opponent of gay rights in the US. In 1977, she ran the “Save Our Children” campaign to repeal a local ordinance in Dade County, Florida that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This involvement significantly damaged her popularity and career in show business.    In spite of her downfall defending traditional family values she was recognized at this event.

Muhammad Ali: born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring. He converted to Islam and as such refused to be drafted into the military.

Rosa Parks: An activist in the Civil Rights Movement, whom the United States Congress called “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake‘s order to give up her seat in the “colored section” to a white passenger, after the whites-only section was filled.

Donald Trump: Yes, He too was honored. This in no way negates his lifelong compassion for sports, showbiz, political activism, religious freedom and civil rights.

Daniel 1, the early years, new names, “the Daniel diet”

The “Einstein test” (maybe not from Einstein himself) simply states that for a prophesy to be proven it has to be written down before the event happened, and that the prophet could in no way himself make the prophesy to be fulfilled.

And now to the book of Daniel.

They submitted to new names, but when it came to food they resisted.

You guessed it. This has led to a new fad: “The Daniel diet” consisting of only vegetables, or vegetables and grain, meatless diets or even vegan diets, but they all miss the point. The four young men decided to obey God and only eat kosher food rather than the pagan delicacies, and not drink wine, but trust God and drink their water. This act of obedience is what God honored.

Genesis 36, Esau’s descendants and the rulers of Edom.

Edom, the hill country of Seir, is Southwest of the Dead sea, a dry near desert like land, but with winter rains and occasional rain at other times.

The descendants of Esau are well documented from Egyptian sources that corroborate the biblical account.

 

 

Genesis 35, The birth of Benjamin and Rachel’s death, Altar at Bethel, Jacob’s sons.

1 John 5:21  Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

 

From Wikipedia:  After an attack on Joseph’s Tomb and its subsequent takeover by Arabs ceded to the Palestinian Authority after the Oslo accord, hundreds of residents of Bethlehem and the Aida refugee camp, led by the Palestinian Authority-appointed governor of Bethlehem, Muhammad Rashad al-Jabari, attacked Rachel’s Tomb. They set the scaffolding that had been erected around it on fire and tried to break in. The IDF dispersed the mob with gunfire and stun grenades, and dozens were wounded. In the following years, the Israeli-controlled site became a flashpoint between young Palestinians who hurled stones, bottles and firebombs and IDF troops, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.

At the end of 2000, when the second intifada broke out, the tomb came under attack for 41 days. Fatah operatives and members of the Palestinian security services who were responsible for curbing militant activity against Israelis actively participated in it. In May 2001, fifty Jews found themselves trapped inside by a firefight between the IDF and Palestinian Authority gunmen. In March 2002 the IDF returned to Bethlehem as part of Operation Defensive Shield and remained there for an extended period of time. In September 2002, the tomb was incorporated on the Israeli side of the West Bank barrier and surrounded by a concrete wall and watchtowers.

 

The March for Science Apr 22 2017. Is it real Science or “Politically Correct Science?”

We’ re marching for Science, Yippee!

Obama is gone. We are free

to explore what is true.

No more models will do.

The Climate has changed, totally!

The Climate doomsayers are out in force are out in force again. Here is a sign

What stands out is the headline “The “Debate” is over”

So, let’s see what facts are in.

CO2 is a strong greenhouse gas, second only to water vapor in affecting the climate on earth. If CO2 were to double from pre-industrial times, which it will have done in 50 years or so, global temperatures on earth will increase about 0.9 degree Celsius from pre-industrial times, if that was the only factor affecting the greenhouse effect. This corresponds to a radiative forcing of  4.9 W/m2. But water vapor is a stronger greenhouse gas than CO2, and, this is important, they are not orthogonal as defined by chemometrics, that means, the responses from water vapor and CO2 are not independent, and they are only partly additive. Check this figure: The bottom line is the absorption of water vapor, the green line is for CO2. The area of interest is between 8 and 20 microns, where CO2 absorbs more than H20 and is at the maximum of outgoing black body emission at 0F. The CO2 concentration is on the order of 400 ppm, the average global H2O concentration at surface level is around 12,500 ppm. Since both H2O and CO2 absorb in the same area, if water vapor concentration is more than 30 times higher, the CO2 con- centration doesn’t matter, it is all absorbed by H2O, and this is the reason there is no hotspot in the equatorial troposphere. All climate models predict there must be one, so there must be something seriously wrong with all climate models.

What does IPCC do with this evidence?

IPCC ignores it, and claim the models are still correct.

This is not science, but politically correct science denial.

We are now in a nineteen year Climate “pause”, where increasing cloud cover with its strong negative feedback cancels out the potential temperature rise of rising CO2.

We are in the bog-building phase of the inter-glacial period, and the long term temperature trend is down, rising CO2 will delay the onset of the next ice age by maybe 2000 years.

The real debate has just started, and this time, let us talk real science, verified by observations, not fear-mongering  political statements.

Pope Francis asked the mayor of Paris for “positive waves”. A Limerick.

pope-francisPope Francis implored Paris Mayor;

Instead of the matter of prayer

asked for “Positive waves.”

Not from God that us saves.

A deplorable state of affair.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo speaks during a news conference prior to runveiling the Euro 2016 Fan Zone at the Tour Eiffel in Paris, France, May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo speaks during a news conference prior to runveiling the Euro 2016 Fan Zone at the Tour Eiffel in Paris, France, May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

December 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has asked the atheist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, to send him “positive waves” as support for his pontificate in just the same way he asks for prayers from Catholics.

“I ask you in good faith to pray for me or to think of me and send me positive waves (onde positive),” Pope Francis said in the closing of his letter to Hidalgo, as Le Point reports.