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Noted in Passing: Stopping That Sweet Meteor of Death

“Anywho, some things to think about…”

“If we could see our lives from God’s perspective, many of us would be forced to admit that our lives are cluttered with all sorts of things that keep us from moving forward and receiving the abundant life he promises. We need to simplify our lives, eliminating the things that bog us down and keep us from doing what God says are priorities.” ― Randy Carlson,

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  • Casey Klahn December 19, 2021, 9:21 AM

    Love the footage of beautiful and geologically fascinating Eastern Washington.

    Love how the asteroid explodes with a charge, as if it were an artillery shell with a point detonating fuze, at 15:56. Is he making an analogy, or actually selling that scenario as is? idk, I couldn’t finish the vid because my mind has zero room for environment. I mean, I’m still waiting for all of the Spotted Owls and Salmon to die off.

  • John Venlet December 19, 2021, 11:10 AM

    Carlson said some interesting things to think about, but what I think is the most interesting thing he said was when he said “we are blessed,” with the world/environment in which we currently live, which implicitly implies a blesser, at least to my mind. As to the SMOD and whether we should intervene, if indeed technologically we actually can intervene to avert a SMOD catastrophe, I would say we should. But we must also bear in mind that we should not get too big for our britches, or allow ourselves to become so consumed with possible SMOD fears because that’s all we need is for the government to latch onto another fear to round up more sheep for the pen.

    • Jack December 20, 2021, 1:11 PM

      I am not aware of having any fears and certainly not from a meteor. There are things…plans, schemes and movements on local levels to be aware of and there are political psychopaths to know and be aware of but to fear them….absolutely not. Instead of fearing them, think of ways to quietly silence them.

      And as for SMOD’s….nah, ain’t interested.

  • El Polacko December 19, 2021, 11:14 AM

    So I’m playing with the cool Star Guide app my lovely and long suffering wife turned me on to the other day, and couldn’t help but notice that all seven of this solar system’s other planets are currently clustered around the Milky Way in the same quadrant in the Southern Sky. Mars and Mercury are below the horizon, but all the rest are all but lined up in almost a diagonal line.
    How rare is this?
    Maybe some other astronomy geek could explain.

  • Mike Austin December 19, 2021, 11:15 AM

    Looking for God’s fingerprints in the natural world would take more than a lifetime. There is no way to catalogue them all. They are just…there. A man who claims not to see any such thing is either lying, has his eyes closed or has blinded himself like some cut-rate Oedipus. Once your entire mind, body and soul are tuned toward God, then God is all you see.

    • Jack December 20, 2021, 1:16 PM

      That’s right and as we grow, stumble and fall and then get back up again, the awareness of God’s Hand and his Handiwork only expands and you discover there is no end to it.

  • Gagdad Bob December 19, 2021, 12:34 PM

    Civilizations are the summer buzzing of insects between two winters. –Dávila

  • Anonymous December 19, 2021, 3:41 PM

    Like the song says, “everything is Holy now”. When you are able to see the divine in everything, the challenge then becomes not catching a glimpse of a miracle, but rather how not to see a miracle everywhere and in everything.

    • Mike Austin December 19, 2021, 5:13 PM

      You have explained God and His creation in one sentence.