Monthly Archives: July 2010

Just thought I’d pop in to say “Hi”

Hi Everybody:

I just thought I’d pop in while I was online. I’ve been busy with other priorities lately, and have not been here in Live much, lately.

I’ve been working on my website when I am online. (Reasons Why I Believe in God: X-Evolutionist.com) But, I also have other interests besides the computer: Reading books, crocheting, watching film noir once in a while, etc…

I hope all my friends here are happy and healthy.

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You have to feel sick once in a while to appreciate feeling well

That is a paraphrase of something that Andy Rooney said once. I can’t find it on the internet, or I would quote the exact line.

I don’t feel good today. Yesterday morning I suddenly came down with a cold all at once. Very strange. I woke up feeling fine, and started my day. But, buy the time I was out of the shower and dressed I was all wiped out.

My hubby and I had planned to go walking in the mall. With the unpredictable weather in Oklahoma, we take walks in the mall where it is never too hot or too cold or too rainy or too icy, etc.

But, yesterday, after I had made a commitment to my hubby that I was going to go walking with him, I suddenly felt all pooped out. Being the trooper that I am, however, I went with him to the mall, hoping I wouldn’t slow him down too much.

Well rats, I slowed him down too much. I could only do one lap, and then it was time to go back to bed, rather than do my chores. My hubby was a good sport and did a load of laundry and did the dishes since I didn’t feel good.

Today, I’m not going to get any of my chores done, either. The best I’ll be able to do will be to sit here in my lazy boy chair and have a film festival.

I have a Spencer Tracy movie all cued up. I record films from Turner Classic Movies so I always have a good classic movie to watch when I need one.

Well, I have a date with my lazy boy chair, a cup of coffee and Spencer Tracy.  My chores will still be there once I feel better. Gotta go.

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Casablanca (1942) is the greatest motion picture of all time

Casablanca (1942) is my favorite motion picture of all time. Coincidently, it is the greatest motion picture in the history of motion pictures…… (in my humble opinion…)

At the time it was made, it was just one film of many that were made in that year in the Warner Bros studio. At the time, movies were made to show in the theater and then they were put back on the shelf.

Nobody could know at the time that TV and DVDs would make this film live on and on and leave a big mark on the future.

Although, it did win three Oscars: for best screenplay, director and motion picture, Nobody at the time knew how special this movie would turn out to be.

The reason I bring it up is because my hubby just surprised me with two books about Casablanca:

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Actually, the 50th anniversary of Casablanca was in 1992. But, the fact that this book is still in print shows how important of a film this was….

I have already read The Making of Casablanca when I borrowed it from the library. But, this is such a big story – how the making of Casablanca intertwines with World War II – that I wanted to have my own copy.

The movie was about current events when it was made – the war was in Europe and how people were leaving to try to come to the United States of America so they could have freedom.

Today is Independence Day, the Fourth of July, so this is relevant today. In real life, many actors in the movie, Casablanca, were actually refugees who had fled their home countries to have freedom.

The Making of Casablanca covers this story beautifully. I would recommend these two books to any film aficionado, and especially anybody who is a fan of Casablanca as I am.

Just for fun, I would also like to mention that six lines from Casablanca made it into the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Movie Lines.  Here are the six lines:

  • 5 Here’s looking at you, kid.
  • 20 Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
  • 28 Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’
  • 32 Round up the usual suspects.
  • 43 We’ll always have Paris.
  • 67 Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

That was the most lines from any one movie that were on the list. So, that is further evidence that this is a very popular movie.

Well, I have to go read my new books some more. Thank you, Sweetie!

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Everybody is endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights

Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the United States of America.

Here is a portion of the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The signers of this document state that rights come from the Creator. It is no longer fashionable, and sometimes not even permissible, for somebody in government to claim that there is a Creator, much less speak about a Creator in public documents.

In my humble opinion, it is more difficult to believe that there is no creator than it is to believe in a creator.

If one believes that there is no creator, one must believe that all life, including human life, came about by a process of time and chance.

Bill Gates once said:

Human DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created. (Gates, The Road Ahead, Penguin: London, Revised, 1996 p. 228)

Human DNA is more complex than computer software. Think about it – Would anybody believe that computer programs come about be a process of time and chance? No, of course not. Computer programs need a programmer — and DNA needed a Creator.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

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I am always prepared to give the reason for the hope that I have

This is one of my favorite Bible verses:

"… Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have …"
1 Peter 3:15

The reason for the hope that I have is my faith in God. But, more than that, the reason for the hope that I have is that I am convinced that there is scientific proof that there is a God.

My faith in God came slowly over the course of nine months (like a baby in the womb) in 1996 until it came crashing into me like a bolt of lightening.  I am in my fifties and I have believed in God for only 13 years. (See My Testimony for more information)

During those nine months, I learned that as Creator of the universe, God left his fingerprints all over his creation so that we can see that it is his handiwork. For over 40 years I was too blind to see the evidence. Now that I see the evidence, I do not know how I ever missed it.

There are many other people like me – people who look right into the face of God and cannot see it. This is the reason I like to tell other people the reasons why I believe in God.

So, how am I prepared to give the answer to everyone who asks me to give the reason for the hope that I have? I have my Reasons Why I Believe in God in my website: X-Evolutionist.com.

In my website, I have endeavored to show the evidence that God left us to show that He is indeed the creator of the universe. I talk about the fossil record, dinosaurs, Charles Darwin, different breeds of dogs, and other topics, and show how the scientific evidence shows that life did not begin as a product of time and chance. Life required a creator, therefore God exists. 

Most of you reading this, if you have made it down this far, think I am a crackpot. That does not bother me one bit. I am confident in my beliefs, and am certain the evidence supports them. I am also confident that once somebody looks at the evidence, as I did, they will see what I see.

As I said in my testimony, 13 years ago a creationist (crackpot, as I thought then) dared me to read a book. Zowie. How my life has changed since then….

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

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