Gethsemene Rose Garden

God has sacrificed his son for me. The Bible says that as Christ was praying his sweat was as "drops of blood" the monks who tend the monestary their now Cultivate wondrous roses they say sprang from this blood. I wonder ...

Location: United States

I am here. God is doing something strange in my life and I am not sure I am comfortable with it but I am trying to adjust to what he wants ('cause after all he IS God LOL)

Friday, June 30, 2006

Do you Squidoo part Duex

To Get your own Squidoo Lens

I have been playing around with these lenses and can see they will be quite fun and even addicting
They PAY you to blog how cool is that. Every Ad on the site earns money and they split the money 50/50 (you can elect to give part of your percentage to charity also and they pool all that money for great effectiveness.) all an all a win/win situation. I am going to start building some more lenses.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Do You Squidoo?

I have found this cool site called Squidoo Do you squidoo?
here are some squidoo lens I have made:
Gnomes R Us
The Garden of Gethsemane
Celtic Art

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

I got an interview in another blog today that was cool here is the link to my interview
I have been studying how to do internet evangelism this week. Trying to get out of this funk It is interesting although most of the people trying to teach it are very dry professionals. Hopefully I will get alot out of it.

Monday, June 26, 2006

I Know this great place to get christian books real cheap it is called Crossings here is a link to them.
I have been buying books from crossings for many years (I got all of the left behind books from them even the three prequel books)

Saturday, June 24, 2006

To tired and wounded soldiers....


TO: Commander and Chief Spiritual Armed Forces, Jesus Christ

Dear Lord;

I am writing this to You to request a transfer to a desk job. I herewith present my reasons: I began my career as a private, because of the intensity of the battle You have quickly moved me up in the ranks. You have made me an officer and given me a tremendous amount of responsibility. There are many soldiers and recruits under my charge. I am constantly being called upon to dispense wisdom, make judgments, and find solutions to complex problems. You have placed me in a position to function as an officer, when in my heart I know I have only the skills of a private. I realize that You have promised to supply all I would need for the battle. But Sir, I must present You a realistic picture of my equipment. My uniform, once so crisp and starched, is now stained with tears and blood of those I have tried to assist. The soles of my boots are cracked and worn from the miles I have walked trying to enlist and encourage the instructed troops. My weapons are marred, tarnished and chipped from constant battle against the enemy. Even the Book of Regulations I was issued has been torn and tattered from endless use. The words are now smeared. You have promised You would be with me throughout, but when the noise of the battle is so loud and the confusion is so great, I can neither see nor hear You. I feel so alone. I'm tired. I'm discouraged. I have Battle Fatigue. I would never ask You for a discharge. I love being in Your service. But I humbly request a demotion and transfer. I'll file papers or clean latrines. Just get me out of the battle--please, Sir.

Your Faithful, but tired, Warrior.


To: Faithful, but tired, Soldier, Spiritual Armed Forces

Location: The Battlefield

SUBJECT: Transfer

Dear Soldier:

Your request for transfer has been denied. I herewith present My reasons: You are needed in this battle. I have selected you, and I will keep My Word to supply your need. You do not need a demotion and transfer. (You'd never cut it on latrine duty.) You need a period of "R&R" --Renewal and Rekindling. I am setting aside a place on the battlefield that is insulated from all sound and fully protected from the enemy. I will meet you there and I will give you rest. I will remove your old equipment and "make all things new." You have been wounded in the battle, My soldier. Your wounds are not visible, but you have received grave internal injuries. You need to be healed. I will heal you. You have been weakened in the battle. You need to be strengthened. I will strengthen you and be your strength. I will instill in you confidence and ability. My Words will rekindle within you and renewed love, zeal and enthusiasm. Report to Me tattered and empty. I will refill you.


Your Commander-in-Chief, Jesus Christ

Friday, June 23, 2006

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

God, Bucky Balls and Intelligent Design

Just to give some Introduction to this. During the height of the ID debates last year I was challenged to find any "real scientists" who believed in Intelligent Design. (we had agreed to keep the discussion purely theoretical and not specifically about "christianity versus darwinism" the discussion was could there be ANY serious looks into an Intelligent Design theory and had anyone ever done a serious study of it. I knew that the best hope lay in Mathematics and then I remember Buckminster Fuller. The NOBEL PRIZE winning mathematician and inventor who was always talking about how everything was OBVIOUSLY Designed. So I mentioned him surprisingly nobody else had heard of him. I mentioned Geodesik domes and they had all heard of these but not the man who invented them LOL. Ok so here was the actuall question I submitted to the Buckminster Fuller Institute. A well respected organization and the response I got is pretty conclusive wouldn't you say?

from Gethsemenerose on December 27th, 2005
Question: Design Science vs. ID

A few of us where having a conversation and the work of Buckminster especially the statement on what "Design Science" was from Cosmography to wit "Design Science is a problem solving approach which entails a rigorous, systematic study of the deliberate ordering of the components in our Universe." this statement along with a quote from SIGNIFICANCE OF HUMAN BEINGS "That we have that kind of capability, despite our absolutely negligible magnitude physically, that we can we deal with our minds in such magnitudes and do so quite reliably gives us a hint that human beings must have some very great significance in the scheme." and "I think we are apparently coming out of some common womb of designedly permitted ignorance." from Big Picture Thinking led some to believe that Buckminster while obviously not saying anything about a "GOD" still believed in something that in this day is being called Intelligent Design. Would someone at the institure care to comment on this?

Answer from Jay Baldwin:

I have been working on this very matter recently and will report soon. I'm currently working with the Synergetics Dictionary, where he has lots to say about what is now called ID. On the other hand, he certainly was not anti-science, as most, of not all ID folk are, and he, like most educated persons, agreed that fossils are remains of beings that actually lived. etc. He did have an interesting idea about apes and men, though: he suggested that primates might not be our ancestors, but instead were devolved humans. (Bucky thought that humans had arrived on Earth pretty much as we are today, probably first in Polynesia rather than Africa because there were too many predators in Africa and none on the islands where surviving is relatively easy. He wrote a book about this called NAGA, but it has not been published. More later on this. JB

Please keep in mind that my very choosing of the quotes inevitably represents an interpretation of Bucky's ideas, but, as did E.J Applewhite, I have tried to keep my own preferences and beliefs out of this inquiry. For more on God and the role of humans in Universe, I recommend that you read all of Cosmology and Critical Path. Then, if you have the patience, you could tackle Synergetics or read it again. I learn more every time I do, and still have a long way to go. As I age into geezerhood, I am increasingly inclined to understand and agree with (most of) Bucky's insights. I am not alone in this: When I started writing BuckyWorks in 1995, a web search for Fuller, Geodesics or Synergy revealed just four listings and no links. Now, ten years later, you get thousands. — JB

RBF Definitions:


* “Evolution let us spend the first million years or so just inventing words.” — (SD. Vol. 1, pg. 690)
* “All systems alter other systems: this is the essence of evolution.” — (SD Vol. 1 p. 691)
* “You mustn't think of evolution as something outside of man. Evolution is man, man in his universal aspect, man functioning as part of universe. . .” — (SD. Vol.1 p. 691)
* ... “It is easy to breed out metaphysical intellection characteristics, leaving a residual concentration of purely physical proclivities and evoluting by further inbreeding from human to monkey. (Witness the millions of dollars society pays for a “prizefight” in which two organisms are each trying to destroy the other's thinking mechanism. This and other trends disclose that a large segment of humanity is evoluting toward producing the next millennia's special breed of monkeys.)” — ( Syn 1, cite 229.00 Principle of Synergetic Advantage : 229.04) [I recommend that you read the entire 229 section to see the reasoning behind Bucky's astonishing suggestion that monkeys are devolved humans instead of the Darwinian view that we descended from monkeys.]—JB


* “There could be no atheism if you knew about synergy.” — (SD Vol 1 p 104)


* ” . . . It would be much closer to actual Universe to think of ourselves as an absolutely continuous complex process. We are quite possibly the most complex of the problem-solving challenges of the invention that is eternally regenerative Scenario Universe. In this way, each of us might be a department of the mind we might call God.” — (Syn. 2 cite. 311.14)
* “Since each of the only-mathematically-statable , scientifically generalized laws of physical Universe constitutes a statement of truth, and since science has discovered a plurality of observable and ever redemonstrably operative truths—all of which are always omniinteraccommodative—it may be said that truth is complex. It is mathematically hypothesizable that all of the truths are potentially integratable and that the resulting integral truth constitutes the cosmic integrity that humans intuitively sense to be in governance of universe and speak of to one another with the inadequate sound-word god.” — (Syn 2 cite. 311.16)
* “Formal religions have been organized to attend to otherwise inconvenient, constant recognition of God, while humanity gives six-sevenths of its time to rendering service to the exclusively selfish dictates of human power structures.” — (Cos, pg. 2)
* “I constantly ask myself, “Do you have any experientially evidenced reasons to assume a greater intellect to be operating in Universe than that of humans?” I answer myself, “The only-by-mind-discovered generalized principles of science that can only be expressed mathematically and mathematics are inherently intellectual.” I found that I was overwhelmed by the experiential evidence of a cosmic intellectual integrity at work in the design of Universe. Thus, when I said in 1927 that I was going to try to find out and support what the great cosmic intellectual integrity was trying to do , I committed myself as completely as humans can to absolute faith in the wisdom of the eternal intellectual integrity we speak of as God.. . .” — (Cos. pg. 259)
* “Design is both subjective and objective, an exclusively intellectual mathematical conceptioning of the orderliness of interrelationships.
“Since all the cosmic-scale inventing and designing is accomplishable only by intellect, and since it is not by the intellect of humans, it is obviously that of the eternal intellectual integrity was call God.” — (Cos. pg. 261)
* “The greatest mistake we have ever made is to assume that the supreme authority governing life and Universe is not God but either luck or the dicta of the humanly constituted and armed most-powerful socioeconomic systems and religions. . . .” — The entire last chapter (Chapter 7) of Cosmology presents Bucky's final say on the role of humans in Universe and our relationship to the laws governing Universe. (Cos pg. 261)
* “The aggregate of generalized principles derived from the aggregate of all humanity's consciously apprehended and communicated special-case experiences can be said to express most exactly and economically what we mean by Universe.” — (Cos pg. 64)
“To qualify as principles, they must be exceptionless. When stated positively, exceptionless means eternal.” — (Cos pg. 64)
* “. . . Experience is inherently terminal, partial, differentiable: the antithesis of eternal integrity.” — (Syn.1 cite 502.25)


Ok I have been in a real bad place lately and not felt like writing anything except as it realated to my business. The money is real tight and I was getting depressed. I cannot allow this. So I got off my but and started to work again. One of the things I am going to start doing is writing more here. And sharing some of the fun things I find around the internet. Hopefully that will help me feel better. So yesterday I was sent this letter from a missionary in India (The Million Missions Page is starting to get some interest :) )

My dear Christian Friend ,
I greet you in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
By the grace of God, according to Romans 8:28 . First of all, I praise
God for this wonderful opportunity to share
My ministry activities with you. I am an evangelist named P.Ruth
jaiseel babu from INDIA, which is on the coastal belt of' Bay of Bengal'.
By birth I belong to a Christian family. I had studied Bth and now I
laid my stress on our daily Gospel. My total aim is to take-up the
message of our Lord to all over our far corners .Now I am working on
outreach Gospel, which is yielding the best harvest of souls among
Hindu people they are getting away to their idol worship and they are
accepting our Lord Jesus Christ as their real savior .Now they are
baptizing. It is one kind of blessing for us on our dedicated daily
prayers. You kindly pray about our present day Rural Mobile Gospel in
India. I had established some of our new village congregations and I
am continuing of my daily Gospel along with our co-Gospel workers.
Now I am here with narrating you the exact conditions of orphan
children in my rural villages of India including those who losses
their parents with the Tsunami AIDS here. Daily I am glancing number
of helpless orphans at our public places of the villages. They are
suffering a lot at their basic needs like food, clothing and shelter.
They are starving for days. They are struggling at their nest
facilities. They are helpless without neighbor treatment. Being a
Christian I got pitied at their helpless stage. I got much motivated
by the verses in the Bible James 1:27.Then I prepared to host them
through an orphanage Our helpless 15 orphan kids are growing now on
perfect healthy conditions.They are going to school regularly by adapting
ever-good habits under
Christian background. I believe that they should become as God's
servants in future. By such a pious target I am training them daily.
I am going through much trouble trying to provide for their needs.
Please pray and take action and send your lovely and sacrificial gifts
to this home for FOOD, CLOTHING AND SHELTER.I am praying to go in
order to acquire any heavenly support from any side. Since all these
days I am searching for a heavenly person like you in order to look
into the need of our orphan children. Little support extended by you
shall save the lives of our orphan children, and it shall be the
heavenly blessing for you and your family. Please pray and encourage
for our
orphan children home by providing their needs food, clothing, shelter
and etc in your best way through HIS blessings.
Serving the Master,

Sunday, June 18, 2006

88x31 banner

my 88 by 31 banner for angix

Saturday, June 17, 2006

ok this is my new tshirtpixels banner (I probably need to put more thought into these banner ads LOL) My site at TShirtPixels is doing better than I expected.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

More Frogs

The Frogs and Eagles group is getting real Fun. They are definatly a bunch of Raw Recruits but they are at least trying. Some have started to find editors and stuff so that is good. I have a hard time not tearing some of the stuff to tiny little shreds (yesterday I wrote a critique on a short story that was longer than the story LOL) anyway I am still posting there and they seem to like my critiques I may end up being old man editor for them. I have founded a new site to help my cafepress store get advertising a real cool place called TShirtPixels I have been heavily promoting it and also as it is growing fixing many bugs LOL I hope it does well.