The Dunning-Kruger Effect and True Christianity

hercule-poirot-greenshore-folly-fi

“We may all be thankful, Mon’Ami, that we are in possession of our minds, and some of us more so than others.” Poirot in Elephants Can Remember.

“Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect? If you don’t know the term, you definitely have experienced the principle. This psychological rule states that it’s the most incompetent who are the most confident, while the most intelligent doubt their own abilities. Why? In short, dumb people are too dumb to understand exactly how dumb they are. Smart people are clever enough to know how much they don’t know.” – Jessica Stillman in this excellent article.

On one side of the IQ bell, one might well therefore expect to find those who, because of their low IQ’s, find it easy to put their albeit limited intellects and rationality on the sacrificial altar of oblivious docility, bypassing reason and logic to join religious cults, blindly obeying and easily managed by their leaders’ carrots and sticks, and then to find the intellectuals on the other side become atheists or agnostics.

In reality, true searchers with high IQ’s are more open-minded and know that truth is to be found in the religious books of many religions, and they tend to seek what works for them, not because of what some jumped-up, self-styled religious “leader” prescribes, but rather, as suggested by the Buddha, by personal testing and experience.

And so one might choose a path other than Christianity, but I refer, in this case, to those of us who have chosen the Christian path, as prescribed by the Bible, knowing that it has, indeed, been tampered with and adjusted, but seeking out the essence and then testing it thoroughly in our lives, fully aware that western civilization, European Caucasian greatness is based firmly on Christianity.

The intellectual can learn about the nature of our Christian God by reading the Bhagavad Gita and the teachings of Buddha, as well as, of course, the Bible. He is not about to be dictated to or restrained by some pope, priest, pastor or prophet, but relies instead on the guidance of the Holy Spirit of Almighty God.

Intellectuals have the ability to change their minds, beliefs, and allegiances at will; their minds are strong and flexible. They won’t be fenced in by the expectations and man-made rules of power-hungry religious leaders.

Dogmatic, obdurate stance of rigidly-minded Christians with regard to their denominations and individual congregations are based on fear of perceived competition, control, greed, and rigid mental limitations. As a result, they wade stubbornly in murky Galatianism, legalism, and an emphasis on their own extra-biblical scriptures, rules, doctrine, and leaders, rather than on Christ and His atonement.

Robin Elliott

Advertisements

God’s Prescription for Worry

20180620_123243 (2)

God’s Prescription for Worry and Anxiety.

An old hymn goes, “Where can I find solace, when other sources cease to make me whole?” In today’s stressful world, when we all have worries, anxiety, and stress in some form, people are trying different ways to relieve their mental troubles, and some work to some extent. Most of the time, our solutions are distractions, denials, or stopgaps. Few work at a visceral level, less at a spiritual level.

We worry about money, our health, our old age, our loved ones and families, our jobs and business, what people think about us, and more. God’s Holy Spirit prompted Paul to send His prescription – His solution in Paul’s letter to the Philippians while he, Paul was in a Roman jail. Paul was well qualified to speak to the problem of worry; when the Romans got their claws into you, they seldom let go without drawing blood, and Paul fully expected to be condemned to death and then executed; his trial was coming up soon.

The Roman war of the Second Triumvirate had just taken place with over 200 soldiers involved – the Battle of Philippi.  On one side was the Liberators, led by Ceasar’s assassins, Brutus and Gaius, and on the other side, Mark Anthony and Octavius. When Brutus’ side lost, he committed suicide, and Mark Anthony, remembering that Brutus has insisted on Mark Anthony’s protection after Brutus had murdered Ceasar, had the body of Brutus covered in a purple robe.

Now the Romans decided to colonize Philippi, so they sent their young veterans into Philippi to live among the Philippians, and the older veterans went back to Rome. The Philippians themselves suffered from disunity, the problem that Paul was addressing. The Philippians were troubled by danger on the inside – their own disunity, and on the outside, the enemies of Christianity, the Romans.

This is exactly what Christians in Western countries are suffering today. There is disunity among the Christian churches and denominations, which prevents the church from effectively resisting our enemies, which are increasing daily: government-sponsored perversion and immorality and the mass importation of Muslim “refugees,” the sworn enemies of Christianity.

Paul wrote two simple, yet profound verses that we find in Philippians chapter 4, verses 6 and 7. Let’s examine the deeper meaning of some of the words from their original Greek to understand the impact of this prescription from God for handling worry, anxiety, and stress:

First, as it stands in the King James Version of the Bible: “Be careful (anxious) for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, and with thanksgiving, make your requests known unto God, and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep (guard) your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Now let’s examine some of the Greek words he used for greater understanding.

Be careful for nothing: “Careful” here refers to being “troubled with cares, approaching dread.” We dread the stories we are telling ourselves about the future.

But in everything this word everything means “in every case – no exception.” God, our heavenly Father, is indeed interested in every single worry we suffer, no matter how small, like a perfect earthly parent would be. He loves us as if we were the only person on earth. In Psalm 40:17, we read. “The Lord thinketh on me.” No trouble is too small or trivial for God to care about. Bring Him every problem. How?

By prayer and supplication: supplication in the Grek means “a petition for the supply of our wants.” And why pray, if God is omniscient, omnipresent, knows the future as well as the past? When we pray, we establish His sovereignty in our lives by acknowledging His control, handing the situation over to Him – without relinquishing our own responsibility. Prayer is silent submission, quiet trust. We are coming into the very presence of Almighty God, the throne room of the ruler of the universe, one-on-one with God. What a privilege!

and with thanksgiving: Thanksgiving is not spontaneous when we are beset by worry, hence this command; it moves us back into a rational, logical state of mind. We remind ourselves of God’s faithfulness and reliability in the past and His sufficiency in the future. We think of all our answered prayers. We establish our weakness – His strength is made perfect in our weakness – and His authority in our lives. We obtain an eternal perspective: I don’t understand, but I know that all things work together for good for those that love God. Gratitude relaxes us, reminds us of our dependence on Him: Not my will, but Thy will be done.

Make your requests known unto God: make known in the Greek means “face to face, intimate conversation” We have His full, undivided attention when we pray. His mercy is unearned, unending, and unlimited.

And here is the result, the consequence on our obedience in following this advice from God, remembering that He will not give us any commandment or advice without also giving us the ability to carry it out:

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding: this is the ultimate, the real solution, not the solutions we try through the “other sources” mentioned in the Hymn above, the short-term, band-aid solutions we try too often.

Shall keep your hearts and minds: Keep means “guard” in the Koine Greek. God is guarding our minds from the attacks of the devil: guilt, often brought on by legalism and Galatians; I haven’t done enough to earn – I haven’t done enough so I’m being punished – that is the tragic result of salvation by works, the implication that the Atonement on its own is insufficient. The devil attacks us with destructive thoughts, projections, and worries to weaken us, the tares in the wheat; this prescription, this solution, guards our minds/thoughts. Hearts in the Greek means the “whole body” – we know we suffer physically from stress – and minds in the Greek means our “thoughts.”

In Christ Jesus: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” This is God’s official stamp of approval on the viability and validity of this infallible solution for our anxiety, available to all of us.

Robin Elliott

 

How Canadian and American Leftists Ensure China Will Leave Us Choking In Her Dust

6b25ce57-39fc-4283-bc91-1973938d8043-original.jpeg

The ongoing, savage attack on white males and traditional marriage, the total corruption of our government lapdog media, the downgrading of our moral values, the destruction of Christianity, and the use of Dysgenics by our socialist governments are obvious to all thinking Westerners, but something else slithers quietly along, to which we chose to turn a blind eye for fear of being called “racist” – the appalling idiocy of self-destructive “Affirmative Action.”

“Affirmative Action” is simply a desperate effort by the credulous, weak, cringing, unprincipled, and “politically correct” to find remotely qualified black candidates for jobs and college, thereby employing double standards and having them take the place of a more qualified and deserving person in order to socially engineer the farce of “social diversity” – pretending that all races are equal, and denying the fact that African Americans have an average IQ of 85, the lowest of all the American races and by far the most racist.

And the deluded public cowers obediently under the whips of the religionists and our Orwellian politicians.

Those privileged parasites then use the race card to get themselves advanced into positions of power in commerce, “journalism,” and politics and proceed to actively promote the Leftist agenda and racial favouritism that ensures a weak fabric in our society.

Our political leaders make blatantly mercenary decisions, their only purpose being re-election, and the range of their decisions have a maximum of four years, as opposed to the fifty-year plans of Chinese leaders.

Who is John Galt?

Meanwhile, China refuses to kowtow to Islam, “political correctness,” the LGBT mob, black racism, the “refugee” scam, and all the other Leftist tools of destruction and surges ahead defiantly on all fronts. Their higher IQ and determination, work ethic, and long-term planning put them properly in the winning lane.

Robin Elliott

The Consequences of Weakness

PSD_tshirt_1500px

Weakness. We teach people how to treat us by what we allow. An injured deer is easy to hunt for a lion. It requires less energy and less time. Terrorists and school shooters seek out soft targets. Conmen target Seniors and those in desperate financial straits. The wise sleep with one eye open.

Bullies attack the weak and vulnerable. Cults take advantage of people in difficult circumstances, young people, and those with poor self-esteem. By choosing to avoid confrontation, turning the other cheek, overlooking and tolerating abuse, we beg to be taken advantage of. Cowardice likes to masquerade as holiness or kindness.

The “Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Campaign” is a bad joke. Pink shirts don’t stop bullies any more than arguing with a snake will dissuade it from biting you. Smart parents teach their kids to fight back, sending them to martial arts classes and toughening them up. Lead by example.

Canadians being “kind” and “nonjudgmental,” “accepting,” “politically correct,” and “friendly” hid a growing passive aggression. The outflow was welcoming inbred, diseased, third world, low-IQ, violent savages and labeling them as “refugees,” even when they streamed illegally across our border, falsely claiming “persecution” by Donald Trump.

The only criteria for acceptance seem to be 1. Muslim 2.Black and 3. Guaranteed not to contribute to the Canadian economy.  The cherry on the cake was electing our “feminist” Prime Minister, the laughing stock of the world, who openly neglects Canadians while publicly welcoming terrorists, taking selfies, wearing costumes, and sending money to Africa.

Fortunately, the majority of Canadians don’t fit this profile and they have seen through the Soros meat puppet Trudeau.

The servile pandering and continual apologizing to blacks for slavery in America, the abject fear of being labeled “racist” by the most racist, and the downward spiral of unearned appeasement through the idiocy of Affirmative Action landed America with the worst leader they ever deserved – Obama. They overlooked blinding evidence that he was a plant by cultural Marxists and applauded him all the way through a second term. The dire consequences are evident to all.

Americans finally stood up and put Trump in the White House, and the benefits are abundantly clear to all clear-minded observers.

Not surprisingly, Eastern European countries Poland and Hungary are the first to react to the Muslim/Black European invasion by standing up for their countries – manning up. The tide is beginning to turn, and what has gone around for far too long is beginning to come around in countries where people have had enough of being bullied, in spite of the government protection afforded the most dangerous, cancerous sections of civilized society.

We need a lot more brave heroes like Tommy Robinson, Donald Trump, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Geert Wilders.

Trump asked if the West had the will to survive:

“Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

Robin Elliott

 

How Do You Make it Easier to Initiate the Change You Know You Need to Make?

20180728_093816 (2)

Frank Kafka wrote, “Beyond a certain point, there is no return. This point has to be reached.” The amount of pain without change must exceed the amount of pain involved in change. We decide when we reach that point. So at a certain point, a man will decide to lose weight, leave his job, start a business, sell something, stop smoking, cut a parasite out of his life – to reduce pain.

We will do more to avoid pain than to gain a benefit, so usually, pain is the trigger of change. Pain is a personal perception.

It’s normal to resist change: better the devil you know, fear of the unknown, scary pictures of “what if this is the wrong decision,” or simply laziness or the lack of a good reason to change. That reason needs to be the perception of pain – either by the ending of pain or the avoidance of pain.

So how do you make it easier to initiate the change you know you need to make? In the story you tell yourself about the circumstances and choices in your life, you start exaggerating the extent of pain you are about to experience without change. Paint a dark, scary picture of what will happen if you don’t change, and blot out the anticipation of the pain involved in that change. Control your fear with reason – change what you tell yourself.

Also, work on ceasing to care about the opinions of other people – what they will say or think about you if you make that change. The older and wiser we get, the more we realize that very few people really care about us – they care about what we can do for them, or what they will lose if we stop contributing to them in some way – that is most often their agenda. Real friends, people who genuinely care about you, will love you and support you when you make good changes and love you and help you when you make bad changes.

Without change, there is no growth. We can even learn from bad changes. The only constant in life is made up of changes, and when we embrace change, it loses its threat. I lived in 18 different places by the time I was seventeen. Do you think I find it hard to make changes? Not at all. Do you think I am attached o the opinions of other people? Not a chance.

I can change in a heartbeat. And that’s because of my programming growing up – lots of changes – new friends, new enemies, new schools, new teachers, new places, cutting off from the previous one was essential. So I don’t get attached.

Attachment – the perception of need – to believe you need a particular circumstance, relationship, or result in order to be happy, satisfied, or complete – puts you mentally and emotionally under the control of that attachment. And caring about what others think is the worst kind of emotional bondage.

Religion is one of the most powerful influencers in the lives of many people who are manipulated and controlled with the promise of either pain or pleasure. By rising above the idea that other people can tell you what to believe or how to believe, how much time and money to give them, and what you may or may not do and when to do it, you can be a more complete spiritual person, with the freedom to learn the truth from a wide variety of sources.

The change of breaking away from a particular religious control system is extremely hard for many. All you need to do in that case is to learn more about the alternative sources of truth to realize that all truth is not contained in one small, very expensive repository called your religion or church.

Break free! Your happiness and fortune can be found through constant change and growth.

Robin Elliott

 

How to Overcome the Forethought of Grief – Relax

20180601_110230 (2)

Fear of the future – what could happen, what might occur, what someone may say or think, what could befall you – most fear – lies in future assumptions – the forethought of grief and trouble.

While some resort to Buddhism or Christianity – the wise use both – here is a simple formula that may assist you in expanding your peace of mind.

I’m not referring to the Law of Averages, although this, too, should be borne in mind – Dale Carnegie wrote that the US Navy used the law of averages in order to boost their sailors’ morale. Sailors who were assigned to high-octane tankers were initially really worried that they would be blown up when the tank exploded. So the Navy provided them with some exact figures: Of the 100 tanks that were hit by torpedoes, 60 stayed afloat and only five sank in less than 10 minutes, leaving time to get off the ship.

How about this system that employs reason – when we force our minds to think about numbers and names, to calculate and remember, we force out the emotionalism and exaggeration that breed fear. For example, we trained hotel clerks to deal with angry guests by asking them questions like, “what is your vehicle registration number? What room are you in? What time did you check in? What was the name of the person? What was he wearing? How much, exactly?” this reduces overreaction and calms people.

With this in mind, let’s consider the following: 40 percent of the things you worry about will never occur anyway. Things over and past that can’t be changed by all the worry in the world: 30 percent. Real, legitimate worries: 8 percent. Only 8 percent of your worries are worth concerning yourself about. And of that 8%, you can probably only control 6%,  and you can prepare for as much as you wish.

What to do about the 6%? Well, I write down everything I worry about and make a separate list of the things I can actually DO something about and/or prepare for. Then I create a DO LIST and get to work on it every time I worry about the future because the source of most fear lies in the future.

Can I prevent death? No. But I can drive carefully, eat correctly, have good funeral plans for my wife and myself, have an up-to-date will, buy life insurance, etc. Do I worry about our business? Of course. So I get to work on it, and so forth.

But worrying about things that MAY happen and that I CAN’T control is just silly, and I need to remind myself of this: “Can I control what Bob will do? No. Am I emotionally attached to that (Buddhism)? Is God ultimately in control, and will He do what’s best for me? Will he give me the strength to deal with it? Will He test me beyond my ability and resources (Christianity)? What are the odds of Bob ripping me off? Let me pray and meditate and exercise and spend time in nature and work.”

ACT. When you’re busy, you don’t have time to worry! And preparing as well as you can for all eventualities will add to your sense of control and peace of mind; IF-THEN questions will help: IF that happens, how am I prepared? How can I prepare?

Finally, when making a decision, ask yourself, “What is the WISE thing to do in the light of my past experience, my present circumstances, and my future hopes and dreams?” And please cease worrying about the opinions of other people – that, alone, will give you great freedom.

Robin Elliott

Would You Hire a Young, White, Western Male?

Millennial-2

Employers often hesitate before hiring young, white adult males. Why? The best known are the general lack of work ethic and productivity: the Millenial disease of entitlement and lack of respect, along with cell phone addiction and the resulting distraction and lack of focus. But there are other factors that most young white males would do well to note.

The proliferation of noxious feminist conditioning has resulted in androgynous, weak, narcissistic, effeminate boys who cannot stand up to increasing the manly females, fearing a label of “bigoted” or “bullying” or “sexual harassment.” This makes them timid negotiators and seriously impairs their ability to sell to females or to manage them.

Similar to the above is their fear of upsetting or offending other races: they have been programmed by the cultural Marxist media to believe that all races are the same and that IQ and gender don’t exist, and they tend to buy into this ludicrous trash. So they honestly believe “we’re all the same” and that if they don’t treat other races better than they do whites, they are racist.

So they overlook, make allowances, won’t confront or contradict other races, and attack anyone who does so, regardless of how legitimate the reasons are. When it comes to management, they will most likely promote people based on the fact that they’re not white, rather than ability or character. (“Affirmative Action.”)

They have serious competition from higher IQ, motivated, hardworking East Asians (Japanese, Chinese, South Korean, and areas of India) who don’t suffer the same level of brainwashing. In my business, we employ young Indian students who grew up in India because they are actually grateful for the work, work hard, have good attitudes, and don’t suffer the same entitlement mentality: “that’s not my job.” They don’t need safety glasses, ear protection, work gloves, a contract, knee protectors, and safety harnesses to sweep the yard.

Too many of them have parents eager to bail them out financially and provide cars, accommodation, and anything else they need, they expect to inherit, and many don’t even intend to get married or raise children, so their level of personal responsibility, commitment, and self-discipline is low.

In an article entitled, “What wearing a $6,000 Rolex for a month taught a 24-year-old about wealth and status,” the young white male in question feels “guilty” because he is wearing a $6,000 Rolex (which he hired) when he looks around and saw others less financially well off than he is.

That’s because his socialist brainwashing has convinced him that the only reason why some people earn more than others is that the wealthier are exploiting the poorer. They ignore that fact that some simply have the IQ and/or the work ethic that others lack. This built-in governor will sabotage their ambition and aspirations.

The use of drugs, in particular pot, combined with cell phone addiction makes one hesitate before allowing them to drive a vehicle.

They lack physical strength: A study at the Journal of Hand Therapy finds that millennial men may have significantly weaker hands and arms than men the same age did 30 years ago.

Researchers measured the grip strength (how strongly you can squeeze something) and pinch strength (how strongly you can pinch something between two fingers) of 237 healthy full-time students aged 20 to 34 at universities in North Carolina. And especially among males, the reduction in strength compared to 30 years ago was striking.

The average 20-to-34-year-old today, for instance, was able to apply 98 pounds of force when gripping something with his right hand. In 1985, the average man could squeeze with 117 pounds of force.

Naturally, this article is a generalization, but many employers will agree with me.

Robin Elliott

The Real Icarus Lesson

sheep1FINAL

The truth about Icarus: This story has been around for thousands of years; we’re told that Daedalus, the dad, and Icarus, the son, wish to escape from their tower jail, where dad makes wings out of feathers for his son. He puts them on with wax and tells Icarus, “Obey your dad. When we fly out of here, don’t fly too high, because if you fly too high, the wax will melt, and you’ll fall down and die.”

And as we know, Icarus disobeyed, flew too high, fell, and died. But that’s NOT what the myth said in 1200 or 15oo or 1700! It was changed. It used to go, “But more importantly, don’t fly too LOW, because then the water and mist will weigh down your wings, and you will crash into the water and drown.” See the excellent video here.

Why did the people in power – the industrialists – take that part of the myth out? Because then if we have no aspirations and fit in with the crowd, it’s easy to control us, ignore us, keep us in line, have us remain working hard in our boring factory job!

Public school came about in the same way – invented by factory owners who wanted to keep their workers stupid, compliant, and easily controlled. Work hard, pass your school exams, go to college, where you’re brainwashed even more, then get a job, and so on. But it doesn’t work anymore, as we know.

And most religions and churches do the same as the factory owners. They scare their parishioners into believing that their church is right, that they have all the truth, and that all other churches and religions are wrong and will cause them to go to hell!

Now we know that every source of truth is valuable, that public school and colleges are merely voluntary re-education camps where vulnerable minds are brainwashed and dampened with government propaganda, and that going to college and getting a job is a guaranteed way to debt and obedient mediocrity in today’s socialist society. Government and silicon valley are not your friends, any more than most churches.

Here’s someone who achieved great insight by never attending any schools or colleges:

Eric Hoffer, the author of the excellent novel, The True Believer, was truly an amazing man. From Wikipedia: “He was an American moral and social philosopher. He was the author of ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983. His first book, The True Believer (1951), was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen.

Hoffer was born in 1898 in The Bronx, New York, to Knut and Elsa (Goebel) Hoffer. His parents were immigrants from Alsace, then part of Imperial Germany. By age five, Hoffer could already read in both English and his parents’ native German. When he was five, his mother fell down the stairs with him in her arms. He later recalled, “I lost my sight at the age of seven. Two years before, my mother and I fell down a flight of stairs. She did not recover and died in that second year after the fall. I lost my sight and, for a time, my memory.” Hoffer spoke with a pronounced German accent all his life, and spoke the language fluently. He was raised by a live-in relative or servant, a German immigrant named Martha. His eyesight inexplicably returned when he was 15. Fearing he might lose it again, he seized on the opportunity to read as much as he could. His recovery proved permanent, but Hoffer never abandoned his reading habit.

Hoffer was a young man when he also lost his father. The cabinetmaker’s union paid for Knut Hoffer’s funeral and gave Hoffer about $300 insurance money. He took a bus to Los Angeles and spent the next 10 years on Skid Row, reading, occasionally writing, and working at odd jobs.

In 1931, he considered suicide by drinking a solution of oxalic acid, but he could not bring himself to do it. He left Skid Row and became a migrant worker, following the harvests in California. He acquired a library card where he worked, dividing his time “between the books and the brothels.” He also prospected for gold in the mountains. Snowed in for the winter, he read the Essays by Michel de Montaigne. Montaigne impressed Hoffer deeply, and Hoffer often made reference to him. He also developed a respect for America’s underclass, which he said was ‘lumpy with talent.'”

Robin Elliott

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

300px-Museo_del_Prado_-_Goya_-_Caprichos_-_No._43_-_El_sueño_de_la_razon_produce_monstruos

Don Joseph Goewey wrote, “Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.” Now there’s a study that proves it. This study looked into how many of our imagined calamities never materialize. In this study, subjects were asked to write down their worries over an extended period of time and then identify which of their imagined misfortunes did not actually happen.

Lo and behold, it turns out that 85 percent of what subjects worried about never happened, and with the 15 percent that did happen, 79 percent of subjects discovered either they could handle the difficulty better than expected, or the difficulty taught them a lesson worth learning. This means that 97 percent of what you worry over is not much more than a fearful mind [monsters] punishing you with exaggerations and misperceptions.”

The artist Goya’s new direction in the 1790s resulted in quantities of drawings, mainly in brush and ink, which culminated in the great prints of Los caprichos. One such study, from a series Goya called Sueños (Dreams), served as the model for his most famous etching, The sleep of reason produces monsters.

While many use this saying to attack religion, I prefer to use it as a platform to suggest the danger of allowing our unbridled imagination to cripple our progress by distracting and undermining our journey to our objective – or our pilgrimage. And I would never suggest we surrender our minds – because those are the people who become cannon fodder for the religious cults which flourish in the US and Canada, getting wealthy from the servility and credulity of their terrified victims.

Rather, let’s consider the rational, conservative Christian who sincerely believes and regards the Bible as his life manual and the Spirit as his guide, one who hasn’t sacrificed his critical thinking faculty and doesn’t follow some “Spiritual Leader” – guru or pope -unquestioningly. For those, treason is their friend rather than a weapon of Satan.

Three aspects of life cause the arising of imaginary troubles – fear- monsters – the thoughts that usually attack late at night and appear real and keep up awake.

The first area is the past. Ask God’s forgiveness, ask the forgiveness of the person wronged if it is appropriate and doesn’t cause even more damage, and forgive yourself, then release the past with its guilt, resentment, anger, and hurt, and move on. God has promised to forgive us in Christs’s name. It is reasonable to accept that forgiveness and move on.

The present: We fear we are making the wrong choice or have made the wrong choice. In that case, ask for guidance by the Spirit, trust Him to be faithful, and move on. We fear the opinions of others – well, that’s childish, immature, and weak, and we should remember that it’s reasonable that only God’s opinion matters. If you’re lazy and dishonest, it’s reasonable to worry until you ask forgiveness, repent, change your ways, and move on.

The future is the big one. It is reasonable that we either trust God to honour His word and His promises, or we don’t. It’s that simple. If we are following Him to the best of our ability, and acting as though it all depended on us, but believing as though it all depends on Him, knowing that we won’t be tested beyond our ability to cope, that He will provide all our needs, that His guidance is sure and that He is faithful, it is reasonable to relax. Live one day at a time.

The Buddha described pretty accurately the major cause of suffering: Attachment. To people, circumstances, outcomes, environment, acceptance by others, recognition, health, being or becoming rich, famous, respected, loved… In fact, attachment – what we think we need – will control us and limit our joy and freedom. This is perfectly in line with Christianity.

When the monsters come, and they will, reason them away. Remember Job and Joshua. Remember that Satan uses our weaknesses and our past to attack us, that God is all powerful, all knowing, and faithful, and that He loves us unconditionally, that we don’t have to earn His love because that’s what Christ died for, and that He’s not looking for reasons to punish us, because our minds and our bad choices do that for Him; we punish ourselves with our bad choices.

People can do nothing to harm us unless our Father in Heaven allows it, and He always has good reasons that we don’t understand, always based on His infinite love for us.

Pray. Be grateful for answered prayers. And read your Bible with the Spirt’s guidance. Sing He Who Would Valiant Be – the words will inspire you and help you get back on track. Put on the armour of God and kill those monsters.

Robin Elliott

Why They Voted for Trudeau and May Do So Again

the-ultimate-terror-of-mind-control-threatens-all-of-humanity-139854

Terence McKenna wrote, “Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.”

Canadians watch 25 hours of TV per week. Even the so-called digital natives –  millennials – watch 14 hours of TV per week. Who owns this media, and what is their cause?

According to this enlightening article/video, Corus Entertainment, owners of Global TV and a number of radio stations, are registered to lobby the government, as is  Postmedia, who own 175 newspapers including The Sun, and Rogers Communications, owners of Maclean’s and Chatelaine magazines. The CBC gets billions of dollars from the Liberal government. The mainstream media can’t survive without government handouts.

So the average Canadian is inundated with pro-Trudeau, anti-Trump media daily – leftist/socialist propaganda for between 14 and 25 hours per week on TV alone. And what is their alternative to watch? Little or nothing. Jess C. Scott wrote, “People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.”

So we shouldn’t wonder why so many people hate Trump and turn a blind eye when Trudeau imports hundreds of thousands of inbred, disease-ridden, low-IQ illegals and fake refugees who hate our Canadian way of life and are determined to implement Sharia law in our beloved country.

Why are we shocked when Trudeau imports the Third World from Africa and it starts manifesting here in the form of Somali gangs? When a 28-year-old, male Syrian “refugee” brutally murders a 13-year old Canadian girl in Vancouver, and young Canadian girls are abused in the pool in the West Edmonton Mall water park? After all, it’s what they do when imported to Europe and Australia, too; it’s in their culture and nature.

We should not be surprised when he doles out a fortune to them – our tax dollars – while neglecting our Seniors, homeless, and vets, or why he floods our medical services with people who shouldn’t even be allowed into the True North.

Canadians are, for the large part, brainwashed by the leftist, Cultural Marxist media. George Orwell wrote, “The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.”

Robin Elliott