Sunday, 06 July 2008

The main pastor of the local Unity Church was back today; Rev. Rosado. No matter how interested I become in Unity, I don’t like her sermons (or “lessons,” they are called in Unity). I also realized some things about the Unity Christian Church:
–They apparently are Nestorian, and may have adopted this belief from Dr. Lamsa. That is to say, they believe that the man “Jesus” and the redemptive spirit, “Christ,” were two separate beings. This actually goes along with certain Gnostic teachings, although the Unity folks apparently ascribe this condition to everyone.
–They don’t have crosses anywhere that I could see. I’ll have to discuss this before I join.
–They now have a fly up advocating a “U.S. Department of Peace.” This, folks, is an abomination. It is not the business of the U. S. Government to enforce specific conflict-resolution methods on private citizens. Further, the U. S. of A. was founded on the ideal that FREEDOM IS WORTH FIGHTING AND DYING FOR. I may post more on this later.

I have been invited to both an upcoming church picnic and a float trip; it is refreshing to once again be part of a group which puts such things on. I hope that I don’t have to leave for doctrinal reasons–of course, I won’t be the first person in history who didn’t see completely eye-to-eye with their pastor, if I do stay.

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I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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4 Comments

  1. Oh, I love church picnics! 🙂 What is a “float trip”? You could make some good friends! :DI never heard of “U.S. Department of Peace”, but if you say it is an abomination, I believe you!Seems like you have some careful consideration to do, even though you know that it is ok to disagree about some things, there of course, can be issues that are too big.

  2. A float trip is when a bunch of people go canoeing together. We used to do it all the time when I was in the Boy Scouts!The U. S. Department of Peace doesn’t exist; some people are trying to create it. If you watch the Marines vs. Code Pink video on my MyYearbook profile, the Berkely City Council member mentions it toward the end.

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