Saturday, September 30, 2006
Instead, let's survey the infinitesimal chances for critters that tread this mudball presently to access the all-immaculate state of "angeldom" - let me tell you right now that it doesn't look very good!
First things first - for those of you who asked to see my lone pet - here it is enjoying the music featured here, on TLB Prime...
Some would call this creature with whiskers and slit eyes an "angel" - I can only shrug and shake my head at such statements though... Hamster and canary owners will never think of such flea-infested pests as "angels", that's for sure! But I digress...
I have always been skeptical myself of angels treading this place called Earth, if you know what I mean... However, now, I have to admit that the evidence is overwhelming and that some select *elite* caring individuals that are still here, among the living, really, truly do fit that prestigious description. That sure applies to fellow Lux Aeterna (my group) member and Illuminata (her group) member, Mrs. Zahra Pilavdzic (I made sure I got the last name right; I copied and pasted! *lol* Hey - they massacre my name all the time too - especially when they try to pronounce it! But that is another story for sure!)
Sometime ago, I had blogged about how smart a consumer I can be - Mrs Z.P. shows us, on this link provided today as our "main one", how to be even more than that!
Can celebrities be half as genuinely "good" too - if there's no money in it for themselves? Some do know that there are other things of value in life, other than money and fame, yeah...
Seems to me that examples were far easier to find in olden days though...
Back when the "star system" had not become so corrosively corrupted...?
Of course there are always so-called "stars" -even today- that are found to be far more kind-hearted than others - and who know that the value of such free publicity sure does outweigh any amounts of press releases and other costly means to "get the word out" or generate a buzz... (Especially when there's nothing much there at all to begin with...).
Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai is one of those hearts of gold - apparently- who took time out of her very busy schedule and went considerably out of her way (Bollywood = India) to visit a fan in MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - a fan afflicted with cancer.
When the foreign "star" is in town for some reason already - why not reap some kind of "good rep" by visiting the SICK... the poor or the emprisoned... as a certain CHRIST said, HUH? It is only a little detour to make anyway...
Not many do it - but some certainly will!
The rising stars -as the declining ones- have everything to gain by the gesture. They humanize their alleged "stardom" and are scoring points in the process also - for their souls.
The next truly remarquable example is up-and-coming singer Nazanin who took considerable and I'd even say vast amounts of time -she or her staff did- to campaign for the desperate cause of her namesake and vague lookalike in Iran who could be sentenced to die at the tender age of 18 (the same age as Anastasia De Sousa, recently shot to death in Montreal, incidentally). The 18 year-old Nazanin defended herself from attempted rape - killing her would-be aggressor - and in Iran, that's a non-no, somehow... Nazanin, the singer, has a petition up for her namesake's cause. She would visit her namesake in person, if doing so wasn't so dangerous for her person... I am sure that the younger Nazanin knows, somehow, of what her famous namesake is attempting to do for her - by now, surely so...
Of course, other famous examples of genuinely caring human beings amongst famous folks include Bono, Sir Roger Moore, the late, adorable Audrey Hepburn, Sir Bob Geldof...
And who else? Brigitte Bardot, for the seals? The late, lamented Lady Di? Gandhi? Seems like too many of these are gone already or about to leave this God-forsaken Earth... There are few replacing them too...
Still, there are, evidently, some genuine caring celebrities out there...
Then there are ratings-starved celebrities - who might be doing it then out of duty, obligation, necessity, if they were ordered to do it, if they want to keep doing what they're doing!! That is what seems to have happened when one the CW's One Tree Hill's own Moira Kelly met with her local, loyal fans in Carolina Beach Lake Park one Sunday evening recently...
There's always the farcical ones too, such as the oddball Craig David (no relation to Peter David) who took the time to meet up with a namesake act... just for the video that would result from it.
Authors have some reluctance to meet with vast numbers of their fans - but every single one of them knows the value of greeting one's readership - and certainly the impact it has on book sales! Sci-Fi scribe Terry Pratchett, on the link above, made some amusing remarks on the fate that he was ascribed -to meet and greet many a fan in Boston- a fate he jokingly labeled as "worse than death"...
When the fan himself is dying though, no such humor and no reticence will or should be present. We see a lot of sports figures - entire teams' line-ups - making annual visits to children's hospitals... And they are just brutal blokes who play sports! All the more reason for the "refined" ones who know the glitz, glamour, luxury and prosperity of this world at the cost of countless others, less fortunate, who allow these 'lucky ones" to be put on a pedestal of sorts... A privileged position to be found at the end of a red carpet usually... A celebrity is, logically, far more indebted to the fans than the other way around! To give back to the masses that elevate them so senselessly is both the least that they can do - as it is also the mandatory thing to do. Second only to thanking God and blessing His Name for their extraordinary good fortune...
What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive? - Irv Kupcinet
Friday, September 29, 2006
To an audience, I mean!
If no one else will do so without a 1001 pre-requisites, surely the televangelistic groups will hire me on the spot now! :)
Okay, enough fun for today - just take the quiz on demons, kindly provided to you via the hyperlink du jour, and learn how to rebuke them yourself - lest you're one of their groupies?!?
In which case - shoo to you too!
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Do you know what day this is?
This, the 28th?
It is an anniversary.
A "semi-anniversary", really...
But still... A day of sadness and
For, six months ago
to the day,
A saintly man passed on,
after six days spent in a deep coma.
Today, I could not even go to the cemetery to commemorate the event.
I simply could not.
I cannot believe it has been six months already.
But, evidently, it is the case indeed.
And, what did I get from "others" on this day?
Were "others" kinder to me on the day that the hurt is revived by the mere realization that it has been six whole months that a dear one of mine is now... six feet under? Not at all! Instead, a so-called L.O.V. who hasn't even supported this site in ages actually chose TODAY of ALL DAYS to protest in the most insipid way my publishing of commentary e-mailed to me RIGHT HERE... in the comments section, where it belonged! Aren't you glad now, "L.O.V.", that I keep you wrapped up in anonymity - eh?
On the EVE of THIS SAD DAY - another so-called friend burned my butt (yes - I typed "butt"!) over something so inane... It was as if he had something to gain from it! What made the cup really runneth over though was that MY DEAR DEPARTED LOVED ONE WAS SOMEWHAT AT THE CORE OF THE DEBATED SUBJECT... And for any so-called buddy of mine to overlook the DATE ON THE CALENDAR - and I had previously pointed it out too - AND PUSH THE ENVELOPE... well, it is abysmal indeed.
Almost as abysmal as the quality of the healthcare system I 'd say...
IN THE COMMENTS SECTION TODAY... hence... WE WILL NOT HAVE UNAUTHORIZED COMMENTARY FROM SO-CALLED BUDDY L.O.V.s!
Instead, we will have a little article featuring one DR. PIERRE MARSOLAIS -
THE A-HOLE (yeah - I just typed "a-hole" too!) WHO GOT HIS WISH - TO THE DAY, SIX LONG MONTHS AGO!
The article is about THE TRUE CAUSE THAT IS DEAR TO HIS HEART OF STONE...
May the fates (...) make it so that I will never cross paths with the a-hole doc ever again in my LIFE. And in HIS EXISTENCE.
For, if I do, I will quickly turn the tables on him and make HIM the patient in intensive care!
Let that be a warning too for the two who infuriated and exasperated me in the past few hours...
And anybody else tempted to do the same, in the future...
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth
Wondrous prayerful words that go well with music such as a favorite musical piece of ours, here at TLB Prime - Lux Aeterna - of course! Light and enlightened ones the likes of which can truly be found here. Just make sure to stop by here too.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
inbox indiscretions #24
You say: "It's impossible"
God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27)
You say: "I'm too tired"
God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: "Nobody really loves me"
God says: I love you (John 3:16 and John 13:34)
You say: "I can't go on"
God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 and Psalm 91:15)
You say: "I can't figure things out"
God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)
You say: "I can't do it"
God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)
You say: "I'm not able"
God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: "It's not worth it"
God says: It will be worth it (Roman 8:28)
You say: "I can't forgive myself"
God says: I FORGIVE YOU (I John 1:9 and Romans 8:1)
You say: "I can't manage"
God says: I will supply all your needs (Philippians 4:19)
You say: "I'm afraid"
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)
You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"
God says: Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)
You say: "I don't have enough faith"
God says: I've given everyone a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)
You say: "I'm not smart enough"
God says: I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: "I feel all alone"
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)
Pass this on -- you never know whose life might need this today!
"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble;
and He knoweth them that trust in Him." (Nahum 1:7)
Sunday, September 24, 2006
I have had enough of the evil minds among us.
I have had enough of... pretty much 3/4 of the world right there...!
I have had enough of the holier-than-thous such as Nancy Grace, who come down hard on suspected guilty parties but are never so severe or harsh towards the criminals that only look innocent...
Shame on you Nancy - and shame on CNN - for demolishing a suspect so badly, on the airwaves, that she later committed suicide (on September 8th in fact)
I have had enough also of our man Yusuf...!
Anybody knows Yusuf? He used to go by the name of... Cat!
Cat Stevens, yes. Now a faithful of Islam, Cat... I mean, Yusuf, thinks that the pope has proven that he is not infallible with his choice of quotation material lately... Hey, Cat - anybody who's dumb enough to think that a man in frocks is infallible will be... say... dumb enough to quit a successful singing career and dumb enough to change religions too!
NO MAN is infallible - ONLY GOD IS PERFECT.
Pass the word around Mecca...
I have had enough of false friends too.
Look at this latest sordid, horrid case of false friendhood...
Tiffany Hall, a woman of color in her mid-twenties, who mercilessly took the lives of not just her friend, Jimella Tunston, aged 23, but also her friend's three children (aged 7 and under) and her friend's still unborn child...!
With friends like these, we need not DEMONS...
Actually, friends like these are the demons among us - pernicious, in our midst... Ready to strike when we least expect...
Enough... for today!