Monday, April 18, 2016

Hilarious Anonymous Comment 20160418

Just received this comment from some anonymous person:


I happen to be a Apostolic Pentecostal. And am really offended by your blog. Remember this one saying Please "Why don't you take the plank out of your eye brother so you can clearly see the speck in mine" But I'm just a man who wishes to read the Bible. To know the truth. And we Apostolic Pentecostals seek the truth. Do agree with me that the Holy Bible as written with no text taken out is truth? Do you agree with the term "Thou shall not judge" is truth? Do you know who the judge is? Not me, Not you. But GOD. Humbly I work in the field of Psychology, And I have seen Clinically Diagnosed Insanity.But what I happen to know by the grace of GOD is, This truly is not insanity. Its the Holy Spirit, Its biblical. And its in the Bible. I rest my case. on Pentecostalism and Insanity

A couple of smart-ass comments from me...


  • Those accused of a crime go in front of a judge, and sometimes a jury - to be - wait for this - to be judged!
  • Apostolic Pentecostals seek the Truth?  Yeah, agree with everything the so-called pastor says, and that is the Truth they seek!
  • So, this guy is also broadcasting to the world that he is humble.  A great sense of humility you have, brother!
  • Nobody really cares if something is "biblical."  When you mix a redneck and the Bible, you get insanity and BS.  The redneck can scream and holler all he wants from quoting scripture, but he will still be a fool, and lost.  Screaming rednecks cannot be taught, and are thus, lost.
  • Go ahead an continue "reading your Bible" with your redneck preacher screaming scripture into your ears from the loudspeakers.  You will never hear the voice of God, because you will not listen anyway, and neither will your redneck Pentecostal ignorant preacher.
  • You belong to a poor, and ignorant, and low-class religion for rednecks, vile people, and the unwashed underclass.  (And such were some of us!)

Have a nice day!

Friday, January 01, 2016

Sermon on 2016

Sermon on 2016




Sail on!  For we were born explorers!

Reach up thy grasp for that’s what the heavens are for!

My son, you have come a long way!  You are growing fast.  You are almost a man.  You are strong, handsome, and intelligent - all the powers you need to succeed in this life - in fact, more than the powers you need!  The Gods have smiled on you thus far, now consider them as wind in your sails.  

Sail on!  For we were born explorers!

The Gods have given you two things, above all else, keeps our line alive and thriving (1) Strength and (2) Beauty.  The statues in Greece and Rome were not there for decorations and being pretty.  The statues are there to make men and women more beautiful.  We have beautiful statues to thank for beautiful people.  Statues are spiritual objects that point us up to things above us to an Ideal.  They keep us reaching up.  Always keep the statues near you.  The heretics will tell you they are idols.  But, Fear Not!  For the heretics eat the bitter pill of despair, chaos and aimlessness for lack of a map and rudder.  Keep these heretics at a distance, and keep the statues close! 

Sail on!  For we were born explorers!

Spirituality my son shall steer thee to the Ideal of which you were born.  Think not about the lies of the heretics who come to thee with Siren words of fear, desperation, and terror, for these are the Devil’s children - born to speak lies, lick your ears, and lulls thee to a sleep of nothingness.

No, for Spirituality is within the Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit together, and never separate.  Never forget that the Body is an outward expression of the inner Spirit.  The weak, obese, and decrepit are never Spiritual (Our Lord called them the Poor in Spirit), and the beautiful and strong always have Spirit (even if they do not know it) - never allow ideology to make you think otherwise! 

Your Spirit connects to the trees around you and to the wild animals.  You Spirit connects you to the weather, the air, the Sun, and the rain.  The movements of the clouds shall move your Spirit.  

Breath!  Breath my son, is the physical expression of the Spirit par Excellence!  Observe your breath.  Breathe deeply.  Observe the combustion of oxygen within your system - this is the meter of your Spirit.  Secondly, your heartbeat - you must feel your heartbeat at all times.  Never be in a state where you cannot feel the blood flow through your body - at rest and during movement!  Both!  Especially at rest!  The heretics know nothing of this, but you do, my son!



Sail on!  For we were born explorers!

Kill the fear!  Fear brings on paralysis, and paralysis is Death.  Life is motion.  Life is movement.  We live in the safest world since the dawn of time.  We have nothing to fear.  We are protected in all things, yet we still Fear.  50% of us shall reach the age of 75, yet we still Fear!  We may drive at speeds of 70, and crash, and still survive because we are protected with engineered safety devices, yet we still Fear.  We wear life jackets when on water, yet we still Fear.  We have the cheapest food of all time, yet we still Fear.  

No!  Fear is an illusion.  Prophets of Doom preach fear to profit from you.  Fear sells!  False prophets will damn you to Hell, burning with Fire and Brimstone for all eternity!  Yet, no man knows what awaits beyond the grave, and all are liars who pretend to know!  All are prophets of hate and despair who pretend to know!  All are prophets of Fear, who seek your riches in money, beauty, strength, and Spirit.  Never cast your pearls before the swine!  Prophets of Fear are swine!  They will drain you of energy, and bring you to a living death, all for the sake of using your gift for their advancement, and then move on to the net victim when you are a lifeless shell.  

Kill the Fear!  Never watch the news, nor listen to the Siren call.  Never!  These prophets of Fear  profit on thy energy and passion, and redirect it toward themselves, and away from you.  Every false passion that arouses you on the news is less passion for your exploring!  Never forget this, my son!

Breathe!  Live!  Life is in the breath.  Breath creates life.  Breathe deep every waking day out of bed.  

Sail on!  For we were born explorers!

Keep moving.  Keep breathing.  



The Body

There are two forms of exercise, and only two: Resistance and Cardiovascular.  Perform adequate amounts of these every week, and never fail in this!  Spirituality is also expressed in the physical, and thus, the ritual of physical exercise will be in many ways a prayer or a sacred ritual.   The Body is the Mind and the Mind is the Body - never think they are separate!  Never!

The Mind

Creativity and resourcefulness comes from the mind.  Often this comes with the body in motion to create mindfulness.  Never believe that you can have a decrepit body and a sound mind.  This is impossible!  Every decrepit body has a defective mind also.  No exceptions!  

Never lose your creativity.  Keep it flowing everyday.  Open the fountain of creativity every day.  Make it a river of live flowing in unlimited amounts!  Open a blank page and begin moving the pen, even if nothing comes to mind - move your body, move the pen, and the creativity will flow!  It is like a faucet that needs to be opened to being the flow.  

This is the mind!

The Heart

We connect with others on an animal level.  Nobody chooses - our Lizard Brain chooses.  Bad judgement in matters of the heart come from a defective Lizard Brain not tutored in the ways of the world.  Experience shall instruct the Heart.  Exposure shall increase its knowledge.  

The Heart of drama is the stories we tell.  Others want to hear stories.  Action is another.  We move with those whom we love.  Stories and movement- these are the key!  Move together and tell stories of all together!  This is the Heart!  

No better instruction of the Heart is Travel.  Travel to a foreign place if possible.  Move away from your native land for at least a year - two if possible.  The Odyssey is real.  You cannot become a man without an Odyssey.  Nobody respects any man who has not been on an Odyssey.  Travel and adventure - find your Odyssey.  This instructs the Heart in proper measure of others, and gives wisdom in determination of friend, foe, and acquaintance.  Those who have never left their native land for a time are extremely blind, and lack a depth of spirit unavailable otherwise.

Sail on!  For we were born explorers!

The Spirit

In the ancient languages, Spirit comes from breath.  It is zest.  It is the life force.  It is the push.  It is the antidote to the poisons we all face.  Remember the breath!  Stretch the body for spreading the combustion of oxygen to as many organs as possible.  Light the fire of oxygen throughout the body.  This is Spirit!  Remember all false religions take away breath and life.  True religions bring life, and life more abundantly!



Sail on!  For we were born explorers!

Live!  Live in 2016!

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Derelict Pentecostal Preachers

Derelict Pentecostal Preachers

Those of you who know me, know that I love a good laugh.  I am the last person to judge harshly anyone, because I know that the more mistakes we make the higher the probability of us getting the right answer.

However, this subject is so hilarious, that I have to both laugh and make fun of these clowns.  So, what is this all about?  Well, read on.

There is this equation that we Ex-Pentecostals bring up all the time:

The Self-Righteousness of a Pentecostal preacher is directly proportional to the number of skeletons he has in his closet.



I am laughing out loud as I write this.  I know of at least ten pentecostal preachers who are with their second or third wife, and are raising kids from their present wife - another man’s kids.  So, they are raising another man’s kids and spreading another man’s sperm for the next generation.  How much of a chump!  And, to make things even more hilarious, their present wives are refusing to have children for them!  So even their wives see them as chumps who are not even worth breeding with - they see them as a paycheck only with the occasional resentful act of sex perhaps once per month or every two months. What a bunch of chumps!  

How can a so-called “Man” have any authority as a Man when he is his wife’s number 3 (only counting marriages!) and she does not even breed with him???!!!  My friends, these are the so-called leaders of Pentecostal churches.  These are the pathetic derelicts who are “leaders” of these organizations.  

I just spilled my coffee writing this stuff!  I mean, you cannot make this stuff up, it is so hilarious and pathetic!

So, what are you to do when another self-righteous Pentecostal preacher talks about holiness and not smoking, drinking, etc, and other minor vices?  Well, see if they broke the Ten Commandments of “Thou shalt not commit adultery!”  Remember smoking, drinking, and cursing are not violations of the Ten Commandments!  



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So, you screwed up in the past right?  A few divorces, a few kids scattered about the country - we all get it.  No problem!  But, you cannot be a Holy Man.  Period.  So shut your trap and find another line of business, but you are not a preacher and you never were one, and stop pretending - NOW!  Or else…a power that is ten times as strong as you will arise from the ashes and unleash the Furies of Hell upon your head.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Identifying Bad Churches

This is a presentation I give explaining how to identify a Bad Church or any religious or philosophical organization.


Topics


  • Purpose
  • What are you good at?
  • Vocation
  • Salvation of Souls
  • The Path to Salvation
  • Hell: Frustrating the Path to Salvation
  • Spiritual Death Examples


Let me know what you think.

Thanks a lot!

Freddy Marini AKA Lutherius

Friday, September 26, 2014

Letters from an Ex-Pentecostal FREE

I wrote a booklet a few years back called "Letters from an Ex-Pentecostal."

You can have the PDF file for free now.  Just look to the right of the main text here and download it!

Have fun.

Feel free to pass this along to anyone.

Regards,

Lutherius, Freddy, etc.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Deleting Poisonous People



Deleting Poisonous People

A healthy person has to prune his social circle about once every 3-5 years.  You will discover the depressed person (who relishes in their depression), the narcissist, or the coward.  Sometimes it takes time to learn these important things about people.  But, you will have to delete these people.  We usually cannot choose family or blood, but we can choose who we hang out with regularly.

To be a winner, you will have to do what winners do.  Sometimes winners do things that ordinary people find difficult impossible, or uncomfortable. 

Tim Ferris once said that success is directly related to the number of uncomfortable conversations you are willing to have.  This sounds true to me.  In his book, The 4 Hour Workweek, this section jumped out at me for the truth value it carries and the ageless wisdom it contains:

Exact numbers aren’t needed to realize that we spend too much time with those who poison us with pessimism, sloth, and low expectations of themselves and the world. It is often the case that you have to fire certain friends or retire from particular social circles to have the life you want. This isn’t being mean; it is being practical. Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.

The best way to approach a potential break is simple: Confide in them honestly but tactfully and explain your concerns. If they bite back, your conclusions have been confirmed. Drop them like any other bad habit. If they promise to change, first spend at least two weeks apart to develop other positive influences in your life and diminish psychological dependency. The next trial period should have a set duration and consist of pass-or-fail criteria.

If this approach is too confrontational for you, just politely refuse to interact with them. Be in the middle of something when the call comes, and have a prior commitment when the invitation to hang out comes. Once you see the benefits of decreased time with these people, it will be easier to stop communication altogether.

I’m not going to lie: It sucks. It hurts like pulling out a splinter. But you are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.

Remove the splinters and you’ll thank yourself for it.


This is brilliant advice. 

The question will come about enemies and swords sharpening swords, and conflict being good for the soul.  This is very correct.  Here is the problem.

Many Americans think that being positive is the absence of conflict or discomfort.  This is false.  Being positive is exactly what it means in science: forward movement.  You are in a positive environment if you are growing and moving forward, despite conflict and stress.  Eu-stress is good: biking for one hour or lifting weights is good stress.  Distress is bad: being injured or having a conversation with a person in despair is bad stress.

Freddy

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dealing with Narcissists



Dealing with Narcissists

This is written from some personal experience, and from experiences of some of my closest friends.  This stuff really happens, so be on the lookout!

Most of us psychologically “normal” people feel pain when our friends and family feel pain.  Not the narcissist – they are not happy unless others around them are suffering.  And, this is what you need to understand.  You must prepare yourself, because chances are you will have to deal with this sooner or later.



They will invade your social circle.  They will appear normal, but they will hide a mask of trying to make others miserable.  Once they invade your social circle, they will begin to isolate a target.  They will attack the target under the radar.  The target will defend herself.  But, the narcissist will turn it all around and make the target look bad and mean.  The narcissist will turn the entire social circle against the target.  The others in the social circle will never know this until they are the target of her rage and secret hatred of happiness.  This can go on years undetected.  Researchers at places like “Anonymous Conservative” suggest that you cannot deal with a narcissist with her own tools, because she will win – they are experts at manipulation.  You will have to cut off all ties to this person and completely avoid them – they are poison, and they are making you miserable.  All your precious memories of the narcissist are merely illusions – who you thought they were, is not real – they hid their hatred from you like an expert until you were ripe for attack.  There is a slight chance that you can get rid of the narcissist by being a clever “detective” by not leaving any stone unturned and delivering a “coup de grace” in a potentially kamikaze social strike.  This may or may not work, since the narcissist has built many allies who are equally fooled as you are, but are not yet targets of the narcissist.  You will probably lose until the others figure out just how nasty the narcissist secretly is.


What are you to do?  You must take action.  You cannot allow these people to continue in your life.  You have to figure out a way to completely break contact with them, even if you risk losing friends in the trust of the dangerous narcissist.  Get away.  Get as far away as you can.


Here is one likely scenario.  In your usual circle of friends, you begin to get a loss of eye contact.  Select people begin to avoid you.  The firm handshake gives way to the “no handshake” and even you may not get a greeting at all.  Then, you wonder what the hell is going on.  Suddenly, someone normally passive toward you, does something passive aggressive – like, takes one of your trophies (symbolizing success and happiness) and marks all over it with a marker.  You ask this person about the incident.  They reply with aggressiveness of which shocks you immensely coming from this person who had previous little interaction with you.  You ask for an apology, but do not get it, and you shrug it off as someone who is just socially inept or perhaps depressed.  Then, you notice other forms of passive aggressive behavior from this person, but they recruit someone close to you to unknowingly participate in this passive-aggression.

Now, you are in a situation where a person who is virtually invisible to you has committed passive-aggression against you, and has embedded themselves into a family member and is committing nasty acts, and this family member is unwittingly participating.  You wonder “Who in the hell does this person think she is?”  You perform investigations over a period of time and discover that this narcissist has turned a substantial portion of a social circle against you with lies.  The investigation is clear.  The evidence is clear.  But what do you do?

You must take absolute control over the situation.  Do not allow this to continue more than one week after you have identified the Narcissist, and have resolved to take action. 

(1)Break all contact. 

Those who are your close friends and family – you will have to tell them you are breaking all contact with the narcissist and also breaking all contact with associates of the narcissist.  If you do not break contact with the narcissist’s associates, you will be involved in a poisoned social circle, which nobody needs in their lives.

(2) Make it absolutely clear to the Narcissist that you will not compromise on the ultimatum.

Do not even allow them the possibility of ever renewing any kind of relationship with you or your family.  They are programmed robots and will merely resume their poisonous and destructive behavior.

(3) Do not hesitate in breaking off friendships with allies of the Narcissist.

This may be painful, but you cannot allow a narcissist in your life.  If this means breaking friendship with others, so be it.  This is where people may go wrong and hesitate.  YOU CANNOT HESITATE ON THIS POINT!  Remember, this social circle is already poisoned, and you are probably being negatively affected by this person anyway, so new friends will be a breath of fresh air anyway – or rekindle old relationships you have neglected.  Again – DO NOT HESITATE or you will be sorry.


There are of course, savvy ways of dealing with nasty people, which involves getting nasty yourself.  If you need details, feel free to send me an email, and we may be able to speak over the phone about some very effective weapons you can use.  This is only if you are willing to get your hands dirty.