RUPTURE IN THE RAPTURE
"When I do good, I feel good,
and when I do bad, I feel bad,
and that's my religion."
~ Abraham Lincoln
To Orwell Today,
re: 1984 A HOPELESS ENDING? and BIT BY ORWELL BUG
I'll confess that I've been remiss of late, perusing your site. I went there tonight, just dropping in to see what condition my condition was in.
The top two emails have forced me to write this. I didn't really go there to preach and teach, but I'm actually forced to write this (hopefully) short letter. George Orwell was a sort of latter day prophet, but if your readers want to know true prophecy, I'd urge them back to that dusty old pre-1984 tome, the Holy Bible. We are often told, time and time again, that no one has all the answers. Well, I respectfully disagree with this premise.
I truly believe that God Almighty does have all the answers, since it's His "Science Project", and He gets to grade it in the end. I'm not trying to force this answer upon any of your readers, but with your kind indulgence, I would like to share one link, out of many many out there where those who are just the least bit curious about God's plan for Man may be easily educated, and possibly convinced that there is, indeed, HOPE for us all: Rapture Ready dot com.
Alex Mutter, the one and only Mad Mutt
(Remember the 1984 copy of "1984" that I sent you?)
Greetings Mad Mutt,
Thanks for dropping in to see what condition the condition is in and yes, I remember you sending that 1984 copy of "1984". See Winston Smith is on his way and Winston Smith has arrived
It's still happily here on its shelf.
As a courtesy to you, I'm sharing your letter and the name of that Rapture Ready link you sent so readers can go there if they choose.
But personally, I'm not (and nor were Orwell, or Lincoln or the founding fathers of the USA) an adherent of any religion, and don't believe the so-called Holy Bible is the word of God. Nor do I believe that God is causing the hell that is happening on earth (on the contrary, it's caused by His arch enemy, the one with evil in his name, and it's his prophecy that is being fulfilled).
All the best,
BIBLE FRIENDS AT ARMAGEDDON
Abraham Lincoln's Religion (Abraham Lincoln didn't talk much about religion, even with his best friends, and he didn't belong to any church. But he once confided to a friend that his religious code was the same as an old man he knew in Indiana, who said: "When I do good, I feel good, and when I do bad, I feel bad, and that's my religion.")
Lincoln's Handbill Statement on Religious Views, July 31, 1846 ("...It is true that in early life I was inclined to believe in what I understand is called the "Doctrine of Necessity" -- that is, that the human mind is impelled to action, or held in rest by some power, over which the mind itself has no control; and I have sometimes (with one, two or three, but never publicly) tried to maintain this opinion in argument...")
ORWELL ON RELIGION and THE SPIRIT OF MAN
THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE NOT CHRISTIAN
My dearest Jackie,
I must thank you profusely for printing my letter and link. While I've known for quite some time about Lincoln and the Founding Fathers, I don't have to agree with their views, no matter how great nor famous they have become. I wish you felt otherwise, but I absolutely respect your human right to believe anything you choose, as a not-quite-rounded-up-yet, trumpet for freedom of every stripe.
Most site hosts/owners/administrators who did not agree with my views, would have simply deleted the email and pretended it did not exist. You, however, very graciously (in the name of true freedom of thought, speech, & expression) printed it entirely. You have shown us all, once again, the true meaning of freedom.
Anyone visiting your site who just may be curious about real mainstream Christian belief has been given a window (or door, if you will) to find out for themselves without any stupid TV preachers beating them over the head, and demanding tribute from them, in order to see for themselves, just what we "others" might believe is going on behind the curtain.
I loved your reference to the "one" whose name ends in "evil". It was priceless!
St. Alex the Foolish, circa the Third Millennium, a.D.
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~