Monday, January 27, 2014

Hey Pops! This really swell. All the kids have them! This is all I really want for Christmas!
Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab (1950-1951)
The set came with four types of uranium ore, a beta-alpha source (Pb-210), a pure beta source (Ru-106), a gamma source (Zn-65?), a spinthariscope, a cloud chamber with its own short-lived alpha source (Po-210), an electroscope, a geiger counter, a manual, a comic book (Dagwood Splits the Atom) and a government manual “Prospecting for Uranium.”


Steve Finnell said...


Are there doctrines that have to be believed in order to be saved? If men believe all the New Covenant doctrines, but one, will they still have their sins forgiven?

If men believe all of God's doctrines except that Jesus is the Christ will their sins be forgiven?

John 8:24 That is why I said that you will die in your sins. If you do not believe that I am the Christ, you will die in your sins." (TLV New Life Version)

Will men enter into the kingdom of heaven even if they believe that there are many gods and that they themselves can become a god?

Mark 12:29 Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. (NKJV)

If men deny that God raised Jesus from the dead will they still be saved? Is is possible to not confess Jesus and receive salvation?

Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.(NKJV)

Can Christians express the view that there are multiple paths to heaven and remain saved?

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth , and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (NKJV)

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the highest, what are the odds that men can reject water baptism or teach that water baptism is not essential for the forgiveness of sins and still have their sins forgiven?

Acts 2:38 The Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)

How many of God's teaching can men reject and still be saved?



microdot said...

I think I am going to have to perform a ritual exorcism....Big Career Move...

Lately, I've been pondering a career move and doing a little research as to a new metier that might prove to be more exciting and profitable and I keep hearing the fundamentalist christians referring to an anti christ. After a bit of research, I discovered that they've been going on about anti-christs of one sort or another for centuries, since 70 AD as far as I can see.

An anti christ was supposed to destroy Jerusalem then, but didn't and the next time the job position was open was around 1000 AD, which was considered an apocalyptic date, so the expectations were high, but no applicants came forward.

Again around 1120 Ad, in the obscure text, The Vaudois Church, there is mention of the anit christ and the effect of creating "moral turpitude, but not much more.
In 1260, Joachim announced that the anti christ was already born and the last days of the world had begun...that was 800 years ago and we are still in the last days of Joachim, I guess.

In 1520, though, Luther claimed that the anti christ was not just one person, but an institution, beginning a long tradition of fundamentalists labeling anything they didn't like as the anti christ, there by making it ok to hate it and destroy it.
So, the catholic church became the anti christ.

In 1585, the protestants refined the idea that it wasn't the entire catholic church, just the "papacy". Meanwhile, the Jesuits counter charged that the anti christ was definitely not catholic and would be one person who had a great personality and was probably very entertaining...and could cause moral turpitude...Yeah!

The anti christ was supposedly mentioned in 1846 to some spaced out peasants who reportedly saw the virgin Mary in France. This time, the anti christ was definitely going to be catholic...

For some reason, the date Febuary 5, 1962 became fixated upon as the birthdate of the anti christ. People sharing this birthdate are Bill Gates and my dentist.
Fundamentalist christians claimed that John F. Kennedy was the anti christ, Mikail Gorbachev was the anti christ..Jerry Falwell before he O.D.ed on fried foods claimed the anti christ was alive and was a jewish guy in Queens named Larry.

Barack Obama is supposed to be the anti christ because of his Chicago Zip Code, which proves it beyond the shadow of a doubt to many well informed evangelicals...

I dunno, does the job pay well? The job description says that the anti christ has to be highly likable, reasonably talented and an atheist or what ever and capable of causing great moral turpitude... I can do that. I mean, people like me, I really like to sing, I can dance pretty good and play a musical instument. I'm not religious in the least and more than a little intrigued by this moral turpidtude thing. I would like to see the dissolution of organized religion, but I'd really be a reasonable kind of anti-christ.

I'd be willing to take alternate Sundays. The fundamentalists could get every other Sunday, if they didn't want to listen to me on my Sundays, they could organize a bowling league or take up mah-jhong. All the other people who wanted to hear my message of moral turpitude are welcome....
Now, the next thing I want to find out about is the vacations and BONUSES!

bj said...

If only Christians would endeavor to be more Christ like. Perhaps it's the fear of the almighty, omnipotent God judging their every thought and deed that makes them so divisive. Fear of that eternity of fire and suffering, fear of the shaming by neighbors and friends for being different than they, But .. God LOVES them! and you'll burn in hell if you don't love him back.
If you plan on running for that anti-christ gig, microdot? I'll vote for you! But the fix is probably already in for one of the Koch brothers .... just look at all His rich ministers and wealthy churces ... God digs cash!

bj said...

Wait a minute! I didn't come here for that! I wanted to say .... I wonder how much it'd cost to refill all those sources and chambers today? Bet they're all readily available in a country-hosting-the-Olympics-near-you today!