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Similar, perhaps, but not the same…

“So I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in times of need, in persecutions and difficulties, for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am powerful.” (2 Corinthians 12:10)

Stop Taking a Power Trip will “Ya?”

Wishing Peace to the Weak:)& week;)
4/30/18 @ 11:03 a.m.

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A “JUSTICE” job to do

Ugghhhh!!!!! I am VERY MAD. My daughter and I were treated like idiots… by idiots? IF I wasn’t attempting to exercise self-control…I could really tell them off.

The level of incompetency is RIDICULOUS!!!… of course, I attempt to articulate and advocate for justice… concerning a policy change that we were NOT clearly informed nor effectively communicated to about and yet are punished!!

I wrote the above-emotional rant yesterday (Monday)…have since calmed down… of course, on some level probably failed this/my pop compassion test… but, my negative? attitude is I really don’t care… may be? this idiot (namely me) was suppose to share some “sense” with another idiot!;)… about nonsense!!

Guess, am still working on the “mild and quiet spirit”… this indignation just welled up in me…  like a she bear and i was trying to contain her… how dare they arbitrarily refuse to treat my kid!!… because this “unprofessional” aka lacking proper training (as to how to resolve conflict/treat patients, etc.) office assistant/manager/staff fails to c-l-e-a-r-l-y indicate a “new” policy change regarding minors. (This is the type of world we live in people… what happened to good-faith-trust in fellow-fragile-life?!! You know, give ’em the benefit of the doubt.)  I have to prove seemingly on the spot that this is–indeed–my (look-alike) daughter and I am her legal guardian via birth certificate!!… who carries on their person legal documents??

I was inwardly hurt/irate… mind You–have been to this dentist for last couple months, 2 or three times a week with my “minor” kid(s)… the Doctor is great. The Dental Assistants do a great job…the Front Desk People see me there regularly… was just there Friday..and come Monday morning, am treated like an unwelcome stranger by the Woman at the front desk (whom i kindly and friendly have conversed small talk with for weeks and have no personal problem with)… and was coldly told because i don’t have a copy of this document with me… my daughter cannot be seen by the dentist (period).

No MERCY!

No apology whatsoever for any miscommunication or for not explaining/telling me that this is a strict essential requirement now… what to protect minors? yeah, right, no! to protect the office/staff… who knows? what has transpired/happened causing enforcing of this non-negotiable rule?  Asked to speak to the office manager…cause i was not taking NO for an answer! (i don’t take no laying down.) I will tirelessly work, defend, exhaust, argue all angles, sweetly or logically persuade to make an unjust no a just YES. I can be very stubborn. And very tenacious when necessary in matters of integrity. Seemingly “sweet” push-over joanie turns to stone JOAN…unmovable. (Usually when it comes to the truth.)

{Yeah, i got stuff to work on, but don’t we all, eh?!;)}

I was taking this situation way too personally/emotionally…(how naive? to think that you’re in a place of care…that you should be cared about and for, huh?)….who wants to be at the dentist first thing Monday morning anyway? then deal with this indifference and ridiculousness?? and carelessness?

May be should attribute to Monday Morning transitions…?

I asked the Office Manager to produce a written copy of this new policy change (from Management Headquarters) for me to read…right there and then…she could NOT!…excuse me!! yet, she is “requiring” me to produce a legal document on the spot…and penalizing me by refusing care/treatment to my kid, in other words, kicking me and my kid out of the door!!Nice way to treat nice patients, huh?

So, i’m suppose to take her word for it, give her the benefit of the doubt, that this new policy exists and has been enacted by whomever in top management…without any proof…(an unacknowledged (by her) goodwill gesture on my part, eh?) and yet, she won’t do the same for me…aka let my kid keep her appointment (as she has for weeks) and let her receive treatment/help for hurting tooth…till i can produce document next visit.

Harsh NO!

I am attempting to logically reason to this person that perhaps, the front lady mentioned briefly, in passing, non-chalantly would like a copy of birth certificate for records. However, i was not given any detailed explanation verbally or in writing or adequately informed of a new policy that my “minor” child would not be seen without it. Why would i waste my time and show up without needed (unsaid) document?! Why would say a kidnapper take a kid to the…dentist?! DUH;) i inform her my husband/our daughter’s dad has the document in a safe place…and Ugghh! Nothing is working…”OH” “so You refuse!” “to help/accommodate me and my daughter and are kicking me out the door…you know, you realize that is what you are in effect doing…kicking me out!!

She says they have openings this afternoon and my husband/we can come back then with the certificate in hand. “EXCUSE ME!… You’re kidding me, right? we work, and have arranged time, juggling kids, etc. to be here now and have other things to do today…and You are gonna see her now!” “I want to talk to Dr. P….” She tells me no. She won’t get him. “I want the headquarters number to complain.” Please write it down and what’s your name?!”…(How naive of me, she gave me the wrong number!) I said “THANK YOU!” …sarcastically …and stormed out. We were at an impossible impasse…she could not produce a written policy change for me to read. I could not produce my kid’s birth certificate for her to see.

Stupidity!;)…i probably sound very arrogant, and know i need to work on humility…guess, shouldn’t expect to be treated nicely by those you try to treat nicely…

(the whole incident seems like a case of ignorance to me)…

My daughter was completely surprised and said she has never seen me upset with someone like this before in public. Of course, I could of been more detached emotionally and less insistent. I too was SURPRISED by the level of outrageous unreasonableness which struck a justice chord in me.

Mulling this over…may be, the Office Lady was “doing” her Monday morning best and i was “doing” my exhausted best…but neither best helped my daughter’s toothache!:(

Which sorta brings me to the topic of suffering…you can’t lump all suffering into the same box labeled fragile/life. Some suffering may be within our personal control and some out of our control. Some suffering is due to stupidity. Some suffering is due to ignorance. Some suffering is senseless. And some suffering makes…sense.

Time and unforeseen events befall us all…(with or without teeth)… and with or without a birth certificate.

Etc., Etc.,…distinctions to be made…because not all suffering is same or equal…(and in length or degree).

Which reminds me of these verses about suffering:

However, let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or a wrongdoer or a busybody in other people’s matters. 16  But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but let him keep on glorifying God while bearing this name. 17  For it is the appointed time for the judgment to start with the house of God. Now if it starts first with us, what will the outcome be for those who are not obedient to the good news of God? 18  “And if the righteous man is being saved with difficulty, what will happen to the ungodly man and the sinner?” 19  So, then, let those who are suffering in harmony with the will of God keep on entrusting *(or commending) themselves*(or their souls) to a faithful Creator while they are doing good. (1 Peter 4:1-19)

{It’s not easy doing good IF you’re being treated bad, huh?}

4/26/18 @ 12:15 a.m.

Published 4/26/18 @ 11:48 a.m.

P.s. Irony Flashback: used to hear the above-tune every Monday Morning on local radio heading to work… across from Cambridge courthouse at law firm in Cambridge Mass… long before kids, toothaches, Florida laid-back (?) living.

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Beware: Big-Bad Wolf!

Christendom’s Clergy (including the Puppet/Pope) sing such a silly song…(of denial of ACCOUNTABILITY)!! They have utterly failed to teach the TRUTH. People are suffering as a result of eating lies. The spiritually (aka ethically/morally) confused/bankrupt/impoverished state of so-called Christian societies…is Christendom’s  leaders’ and (duped by their duplicity) followers’ rotten fruit —millions massacred:( and millions(?) molested!!

🙁 — of their no labors.

For centuries the clergy of Christendom had failed to impart the knowledge of Jehovah, replacing it with man-made traditions and unscriptural doctrines. [excerpted: Righteousness Sprouts in Zion, Isaiah’s Prophecy II; Chp 22, pp 321-334]

Come on People, Don’t Forget now…a history reminder needed?

 Guenter Lewy writes: “Had German Catholicism from the start adhered to a policy of resolute opposition to the Nazi regime, world history might well have taken a different course. Even if this struggle had ultimately failed to defeat Hitler and prevent all of his many crimes, it would in this view have raised the moral prestige of the Church immeasurably. The human cost of such resistance would undeniably have been great, but these sacrifices would have been made for the greatest of all causes. With the home front unreliable, Hitler might not have dared going to war and literally millions of lives would have been saved…When thousands of German anti-Nazis were tortured to death in Hitler’s concentration camps, when the Polish intelligentsia was slaughtered, when hundreds of thousands of Russians died as a result of being treated as Slavic Untermenschen [subhumans], and when 6,000,000 human beings were murdered for being ‘non-Aryan,’ Catholic Church officials in Germany bolstered the regime perpetrating these crimes. The Pope in Rome, the spiritual head and supreme moral teacher of the Roman Catholic Church, remained silent.” ~ The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany pages 320, 341.

How(?) Pi(o)us!

“Pope Pius XI remarked to the German envoys how pleased he was that “the German Government now had at its head a man uncompromisingly opposed to Communism,” and on July 20, 1933, at an elaborate ceremony in the Vatican, Cardinal Pacelli (who was soon to become Pope Pius XII) signed the concordat.”

One historian writes: “The Concordat [with the Vatican] was a great victory for Hitler. It gave him the first moral support he had received from the outer world, and this from the most exalted source.” During the celebrations at the Vatican, Pacelli conferred on von Papen the high papal decoration of the Grand Cross of the Order of Pius. Winston Churchill, in his book The Gathering Storm,published in 1948, tells how von Papen further used “his reputation as a good Catholic” to gain church support for the Nazi takeover of Austria. In 1938, in honor of Hitler’s birthday, Cardinal Innitzer ordered that all Austrian churches fly the swastika flag, ring their bells, and pray for the Nazi dictator.”

I WILL NEVER SUPPORT (A) RELIGION(S) THAT HELPED (PUT) HITLER (IN POWER) (period)!!! 

One who was “a master of crowd psychology as well as a brilliant orator” was Adolf Hitler. Like many demagogues of the past, says Dick Geary in Hitler and Nazism, Hitler believed that ‘the masses were swayed not by their brains but by their emotions.’ He played on this human weakness by cleverly exploiting the age-old technique of directing people’s hatred against a common enemy—as when he “turned the fears and resentments of Germans against the Jews,” says Purcell. Hitler vilified the Jews, saying, ‘The Jew is the corrupter of the German nation.’

What is horrifying about this whole era is that millions of seemingly decent people were easily incited to mass murder. “How could the people of a supposedly civilised country not simply tolerate but become implicated in the horrific barbarism of the Nazi state?” asks Geary. And it was not just a “civilised” country but also supposedly a Christian country! They were drawn into this because they preferred the philosophies and schemes of men to the teachings of Jesus Christ. And how many sincere, idealistic men and women have been led into horrific atrocities since then!

“What experience and history teach is this,” says German philosopher Georg Hegel, “that nations and governments have never learned anything from history or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.” [excerpted article: The Nations are Still Not Learning]

Further Readings:

Veterans, Suicide, War and Peace

Compassion Conversation 3

Can i detect/see/understand the abusive-emotional-control (churches/religions have/hold sway on/over people) emerge/correlate (at times)…i.e., birth, baptism, marriage, divorce, death…holiday(s)…pocketbook…future: hellfire or heaven??!

I am NOT going to let the Big Bad Wolf huff and puff and blow down my house/my spirituality…cause it’s made of brick beliefs (foundation Biblical Truth)!!🙂 

 […] Two vicious world wars have been fought involving so-called Christian nations. Down to the present, Christendom’s form of religion has proved powerless to stop ethnic cleansing and intertribal slaughter among her own members. (2 Timothy 3:5) Although Jesus taught his followers to trust in God’s Kingdom, the nations of Christendom continue to rely for security on military arsenals and political alliances. (Matthew 6:10) Indeed, most of the world’s major arms producers are found in the nations of Christendom! Yes, when Christendom trusts in human efforts and institutions for a secure future, she too is trusting in “unreality.” [excerpted: Isaiah’s Prophecy II p 302]

Yanking weeds? Yep!…for healthy spiritual garden growth…a necessary!:)  Check out these eye-opening excerpts from article:  Is Religion at the Root of Mankind’s Problems? W 04

According to the Bible, there is a very simple answer. Posing as “an angel of light,” Satan the Devil has misled millions into following his teachings rather than God’s. (2 Corinthians 11:14) The apostle John showed that Satan’s influence is so extensive that “the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.” (1 John 5:19) John knew that Satan was “misleading the entire inhabited earth.”​—Revelation 12:9.

What have been the consequences of this? Satan has promoted religious systems that on the surface appear to be holy. They have “a façade of ‘religion,’” but their true condition is exposed by the evil fruitage they produce. (2 Timothy 3:5J. B. Phillips; Matthew 7:15-20) Instead of helping to solve mankind’s problems, religion actually becomes part of the problem.

Do not quickly dismiss that idea as being farfetched or unreasonable. Remember, the very nature of deception is that the one being deceived is unaware of it. The apostle Paul gave an example of this when he wrote: “The things which the nations sacrifice they sacrifice to demons, and not to God.” (1 Corinthians 10:20) Those people would likely have been shocked to think that they were worshiping demons. They thought that they were worshiping a good god, or gods, of some kind. Yet, in reality they had been deceived by “wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places,” who support Satan in his efforts to mislead mankind.​—Ephesians 6:12.

“What I teach,” said Jesus Christ, “is not mine, but belongs to him that sent me.” (John 7:16) Yes, what he taught was from Almighty God. So Jesus’ teachings had a powerful, uplifting effect on those who listened to him. They did not ‘numb the human conscience or fill the human brain with escapist fantasies.’ On the contrary, Jesus’ teachings set people free from religious error and human philosophies produced by a world that was “in darkness mentally” because of the Devil’s deception.​—Ephesians 4:18; Matthew 15:14; John 8:31, 32.

True Christians were identified, not by a mere profession of piety, but by a faith that reflected the beautiful qualities produced by God’s holy spirit. (Galatians 5:22, 23; James 1:22; 2:26) Outstanding among these qualities​—and the identifying mark of genuine Christianity—​is the sublime quality of love.​—John 13:34, 35.

Note this crucial point, however: Neither Jesus nor his apostles expected the Christian congregation to continue in the form in which it was originally established. They knew that apostasy would develop and that the true religion would be overshadowed for a time.

True Religion Hidden for a Time

In an illustration about wheat and weeds, Jesus foretold that true religion would be virtually obscured for a time. Read the account for yourself at Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Jesus sowed a field with wheat, “the fine seed,” which pictured his faithful disciples who would make up the original Christian congregation. He warned that “an enemy,” Satan the Devil, would in time oversow the wheat field with “weeds”​—people who professed to follow Jesus Christ but who in fact rejected his teachings.

Very soon after the death of Jesus’ apostles, individuals appeared who proved to be “weeds,” favoring twisted human teachings over “the very word of Jehovah.” (Jeremiah 8:8, 9; Acts 20:29, 30) As a consequence, a perverted, counterfeit Christianity appeared on the world stage. It was dominated by what the Bible calls “the lawless one”​—a corrupt clergy class that was itself steeped in “every unrighteous deception.” (2 Thessalonians 2:6-10) Jesus foretold that this situation would change “in the conclusion of the system of things.” The wheatlike Christians would be collected together in unity and “the weeds” would eventually be destroyed.

It is this counterfeit Christianity that bears responsibility for the “centuries of unredeemed barbarism” and spiritual darkness that enveloped Christendom in the centuries that followed. Foreseeing this and all the other depraved and violent acts done since then in the name of religion, the apostle Peter rightly predicted that “on account of these [professed Christians] the way of the truth [would] be spoken of abusively.”​—2 Peter 2:1, 2.

“A Theology of Rage and Hatred”

It certainly is not just Christendom that has given religion a poor reputation. Think of the fundamentalist versions of “militant piety,” for example, that former nun Karen Armstrong says have been spawned by “every major religious tradition.” According to Armstrong, one crucial test of any religion is that it should lead to “practical compassion.” What has been the record of fundamentalist religions in this regard? “Fundamentalist faith,” she writes, “be it Jewish, Christian, or Muslim, fails this crucial test if it becomes a theology of rage and hatred.” (The Battle for God​—Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam) But is it only the “fundamentalist” brand of religion that has failed this test and become “a theology of rage and hatred”? History shows otherwise.

Satan has, in fact, built up a world empire of false religion, identified by rage, hatred, and almost endless bloodshed. The Bible calls this empire “Babylon the Great, the mother . . . of the disgusting things of the earth,” and it is pictured as a prostitute who rides on the back of a beastlike political system. It is noteworthy that she is held accountable for “the blood . . . of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.”​—Revelation 17:4-6; 18:24.

Not Everyone Has Been Deceived

History proves, however, that not everyone has been deceived. Even in the darkest of times, notes Melvyn Bragg, “many fine souls did good when most around them were evil.” Genuine Christians continued to “worship [God] with spirit and truth.” (John 4:21-24) They stood apart from a worldwide religious system that had prostituted itself as “a reinforcer of military power.” They refused to be drawn into a working relationship of Church and State that history reveals as “more a pact made by Satan than any Jesus of Nazareth.”​—Two Thousand Years—​The Second Millennium: From Medieval Christendom to Global Christianity.

In more recent times, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been noted for their influence for good. To keep free from any taint of false religion, they have based their beliefs and actions solely on God’s inspired Word, the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) And like first-century Christians, they have followed Jesus’ command to be “no part of the world.” (John 15:17-19;17:14-16) In Nazi Germany, for example, they refused to compromise Christian principles and therefore were not acceptable according to Nazi ideology. Hitler hated them for it. Says one school textbook: “Jehovah’s Witnesses . . . followed the teaching of the Bible not to take up weapons in any cause. So they refused to serve in the army or to have anything to do with the Nazis. In retaliation, the SS imprisoned whole families of Jehovah’s Witnesses.” (Germany​—1918-⁠45) Indeed, hundreds of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Germany died as a result of the Nazi persecution.

Of course, other courageous individuals of various religions suffered for their beliefs. But Jehovah’s Witnesses did this as a united religious body. By far the majority held firm to the fundamental Scriptural principle: “Obey God as ruler rather than men.”​—Acts 5:29; Mark 12:17.

The Root of the Problem

So it is only partly true that religion lies at the root of all of mankind’s problems. False religion does. Yet, God intends to remove all false religion very soon now. (Revelation 17:16, 17; 18:21) His command to anyone who loves justice and righteousness is: “Get out of her [that is, Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion], my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues. For her sins have massed together clear up to heaven, and God has called her acts of injustice to mind.” (Revelation 18:4, 5) Yes, God himself is deeply offended by religion that ‘encourages strife, numbs the human conscience, fills the brain with escapist fantasies, and causes people to be narrow-minded, superstitious, and full of hatred and fear’!

Genuine? or counterfeit?…(that is the question!)

Building spirituality with Bricks? or sticks?

(A time to) draw(ing) straws? Conditional Probability?

4/22/18 @ 9:02 p.m.

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Turbulence (mi.mne’sko.mai) Reminder

Turbulence…

Doesn’t mean a crash!

Emotionally speaking/feeling…

Turbulence tears; WAKE YOU UP

(Columbine & Loss of ALL PRECIOUS LIFE)

RIP to ALL (millions named and unnamed) in the common grave of mankind: Mark et Al:(

John 5:28, 29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”

Further reading “Resurrection“:)

4/20/18 @ 8:30 p.m.

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