200 Sing-a-long Favorites: $3.99 Album Download

>> Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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If you have been looking for a great gift to put in your child’s Easter Basket, you should think about getting the Ultimate Countdown Kids Collection: 200 Sing-A-Long Favorites album. On Easter Sunday, which is April 4th, Amazon be offering a MP3 Daily Deal for this digital album. Normally this album will sell for $11.99, but you are able to purchase it for only $3.99. This album is great fun and allows your child to sing a long with it. You can listen to clips of the song directly off of Amazon. They have songs such as “A Ram, Sam, Sam”, “A Snake In The Grass”, and A Tisket, A Tasket”. They have 200 hundred songs that your child will enjoy. They have other songs such as “Yankee Doodle”, “When The Cow Jumps Over The Moon” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Start”. If you child didn’t like singing before, after hearing this album, I am sure they will be singing up a storm. I know my child will love this album because she loves to sing. So what are you waiting for? If you have been wondering what extra thing to get for your child’s Easter, you should consider getting this sing a long album.
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Will Home school Kids lack social skills? (Part 2)

>> Thursday, March 25, 2010

Your child might lack social skills if you put them in a room and lock the door and never let them out. Most home schooled kids that I have dealt with get social skills other ways. There are many other ways that a child can get social skills other than at school. They can be involved with a youth group at church. They can play sports outside of school. My sister who home schooled three of her kids had them all on a swim team. Why is it that people feel the only place to get social skills is to send them to school? Do you want your child to believe what everybody believes? Is that why you send them to school? If you are home schooled by good parents who teach you strong values, you will have the tools to reject the corruption of the mass society, and I doubt you really want your child to believe what the mass society tells them to believe. When a parent decides to home school their child, that doesn't mean that their child will be sheltered from society. They just won't be subjected to the brainwashing perpetrated by our educational system. I have known many kids who went to public school who lacked serious social skills especially kids who are picked on or teased. A friend of mine said that kids need to learn to deal getting picked on to know how to handle it. I disagree with that statement. Most people who are picked on don't learn to deal with it in School. After High School, they probably won't be subjected to that kind of treatment anymore anyway. If many kids in public schools lack social skills, then why do you assume that you need to send you child to school to get social skills?
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Radioactive Dating, Carbon Dating and the Age of Earth

>> Friday, March 19, 2010

Many people have a serious misconception concerning dating methods. When I took an Astronomy class in college the teacher, who has a PHD in Astronomy, asked a question on how old the students thought the age of the earth was. I already knew what she was going to say which was somewhere in the billions of years. I raised my hand and said that some scientist believe that the earth is young. She started asking me questions and one of the questions was, "What about carbon 14 dating?" That is along the lines of common misconceptions even among scientists.

Carbon 14 can't be used to date the universe or the earth at all. If it is going to date anything, it can only date it up to about 50,000 years. Another misconception that people have is that carbon 14 can date anything. Carbon 14 can only date something that at one time was living.

For C-14 dating the conditions are:

1. The material to be dated must be organic
2. The organism to be tested must have gotten its C-14 from the atmosphere
3. The sample has remained chemically and physically a closed system since its emplacement.
4. That we know what the atmospheric concentration of C-14 was when the
organism lived.

Radioactive dating is the method that was used to date the age of the earth.

Evolutionist make many assumptions when it comes to radioactive dating. They assume that lead in a rock was produced by the decay of its uranium. They assume that the amount can be accurately estimated. They also assume that the material being measured has been in a closed system. They assume that no outside factors altered the normal ratio in the material. Even after 10,000 years, you should assume that something might have altered the material in the object that is being tested. They assume that the rate of decomposition has always remained constant.

The evolutionist claim that the age of the earth is 4.5 billion years old. The scientists jump to huge assumptions to support their far fetch theory and it seems that many people just don't want to question them. The evolutionist want to look at Christians as being lunatics, but the only difference between the evolutionist and the Christian is that Christians worship a Creator, and the evolutionist worships science.

"The belief that species are immutable [unchangeable] productions was almost unavoidable as long as the history of the world was thought to be of short duration."—*Charles Darwin, Origin of the Species (conclusion to second edition).


Reliability of the Bible and the Islamic Response

>> Saturday, March 13, 2010

At the above website, some Islamic group attempts to discredit the Bible's reliability. One of the big arguments for the Muslims is the unreliability of the Bible compared to the reliability of the Koran. That is pretty interesting concerning the evidence for the Bible compared to the Koran. I am not going to rehash the response since there is a good response located at this website:

I do want to point out some important information concerning the reliability of the scriptures however.

The fact that there are 24,000 partial and complete copies of the New Testament is extremely important. That enables Bible scholars to compare the manuscripts to make sure they have the most accurate translation. Scholars have concluded that there are only 150 variances between the manuscripts. However, the variances are minimal. We have to remember that they didn't have a copy machine in the first and second century when the Bible was written. People had to make copies by hand so to have 24,000 copies with only 150 small variances is very impressive. If you compare the number of manuscripts we have for the New Testament to other ancient manuscripts, they don't have even close to the number of manuscripts of the New Testament. Of course, critics don't question the accuracy of other ancient texts.

A big discovery was the dead sea scrolls. The dead sea scrolls were discovered at Qumran in 1947. They found a manuscript that became the oldest Old Testament manuscript which dated to around 150BC. The oldest manuscript before the dead sea scrolls dated around 980AD. When the compared the manuscripts there was only about 5 percent of variation between the manuscripts.

We know the New Testament is accurate because of the number of manuscripts that were able to be compared with each other.

We know the Old Testament is accurate because of the care that was taken on the Old Testament.

The Jewish Priest had to rewrite the manuscripts of the Old Testament, and they had to take extreme care by obeying strict rules.

You can see the rules in rewriting the Old Testament at this site:

So again, you have to be careful in listening to the critics. Everybody has there agenda. Every religion has critics that either tries to discredit it or prove it.

My agenda is simple. I am looking at truth. I look at scriptural truth, and non-scriptural truth.

This is what I know from facts so far (see my prior posts):

1) Intelligent Life doesn't come into existence by chance (nothing in this world can demonstrate intelligent life coming into this world by randomness)

2) We know there is a God (Intelligence is required to create order)

3) Jesus existed (The evidence is overwelming. If Jesus didn't exist, then no lie would even come close to the lie of Jesus being a historical person. There is overwelming evidence of the expanse of Christianity in the first century and to say that this happened based on a lie is much harder to believe then the existance of Jesus)

4) The Old Testament is reliable (No ancient text even comes close to the care that was taken when rewriting the Old Testament)

5) The New Testament is reliable (No other ancient text even comes close to the number of copies we have of the New Testament. If we don't doubt the other ancient texts, we surly shouldn't doubt the New Testament.)

Some information is taken from this site: http://home.earthlink.net/~ronrhodes/Manuscript.html


Should Parents Homeschool (Part 1)?

>> Monday, March 8, 2010

I have been having a discussion with some friends about homeschooling. They believe that homeschooling isn't good for children. Most people have a serious misunderstanding of why people homeschool and the benefits of homeschooling.

Here are some of the arguments people will say against homeschooling and some comments my friends have said that I want to address:
(Some information is taken from naturalchild.org)

1) They will lack social skills. Children shouldn't be so sheltered. If you don't send your children to school, how are they going to fit into a mass society?

2) After they move out of their parents home, they most likely will rebel.

3) The homeschooling parents aren't as qualified to teach as teachers in the classroom.

4) The homeschooled student won't be up to the standards in math and science especially in highschool.

5) Keeping your children home to teach them your values is a form of brainwashing. Children should make up their own mind when it comes to religion and politics and not be brainwashed by their parents viewpoints. If you don't send children to school, how are they going to be exposed to any values other than the commercial values of a mass society?

6) If you have good values, you should send your kids to school so other kids can have good peer pressure. If only the kids with bad values went to school, there wouldn't be any good kids in school. How are we going to prevent parents with narrow and bigoted ideas from passing these on to their children?

7) Children in public schools are able to meet and get to know many children very different from themselves. If they didn't go to public school, how would this happen.

I strongly support homeschooling, but I do not necessarily think that every parent should homeschool. When it comes to brainwashing, I would much rather be the one to “brainwash” my kids than the government. I am going to address each one of these concerns in my coming posts.

I am not coming from the perspective of having homeschooled. I do, however, have two brothers who are teachers. One teaches high school math, and one was a principle of a school in Morocco. I have also taught highschool at a private school for a year. One of my brothers homeschooled his children for a couple of years. Another brother of mine has so far homeschooled his two kids almost through elementary school. I also have a sister who homeschooled her three children through high school and they are currently attending college. Another sister has currently homeschooled her three boys almost through elementary school as well. All the kids that have been homeschooled in my family are doing well socially which amounts to 5 children for a couple of years, three children through highschool, and 5 children through elementary school. By the way, my family grew up in Los Gatos California and not on a farm.

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Don't Trust Loral Langemeir and the Millionaire Maker

>> Thursday, March 4, 2010

I had a short but sweet experience with Loral Langemeir that I thought I would share. I listened to her radio program one Saturday where she talked about calling her number to get her free book. It is funny how all of these radio show programs always say, "Just call and we will send you a free book", but never mention that they will pressure you into something else. The whole purpose of sending you a free book is not to help you, but to get you to sign up with their program where you have 30 days to cancel. I hate programs that give you 30 days to cancel because you always get the person asking you, “Why are you canceling?” The salesperson on the phone was pressuring me into signing up for the $60-70 per month program where you will get access to all these resources to make you rich. I didn't fall for that and kept telling the guy that I only wanted the free book. Finally, after all the pressure, the guy said he will send me the free book, but of course, it cost $10.00 for shipping and handling. I really wouldn't call a book free if it cost $10.00 for shipping and handling. So, I figured I got my free book and wouldn't hear from Loral Langemeir again. About a month and a half, I get another call from Loral Langemeir because I now qualified for a free strategy session. By the way, I never received the book. So this guy was asking me a lot of personal financial questions which I was hesitant to answer. First, I was at work and didn’t want to be talking about my financial situations with everyone listening. Secondly, I didn’t really trust this guy. There were a couple of things that gave me a red flag. I told him that I was renting, and he immediately said, “So you are losing money by renting?” In my opinion, that gave me the notion that this guy has no idea what he was talking about. He doesn’t know me well enough to know what my reasons are for renting. First off, there are many good reasons to rent. Isn’t paying thousands of dollars in interest to a bank renting? Who really owns your house, your Bank! In this economy it might be good to rent where houses really aren’t going up in value like they use to and where the housing market still might drop in value. Also, I like where I live. Another reason to rent is for short term. Purchasing a house and then selling a house is very costly. When you purchase the house, you have to pay closing cost, and selling a house you end up paying money to the real estate agent. Another reason why a person rents is because they aren’t responsible for their house. I had to get an air-conditioning unit replaced and guess who paid for it, my landlord. So it actually quite annoyed to me that this expert would jump to a conclusion that I am losing a lot of money from renting. Of course, there are many reasons to buy too. So, I told the guy I didn’t know much about Loral and wanted to read about her before I talked with him. He told me he will call me next week. One of his big selling points was that she was the expert for Doctor Phil. That really didn’t impress me. Isn’t Doctor Phil already rich? So, after researching about Loral with the word scam after her name, I read a lot of articles about issues people had with her program. Some people have invested thousands of dollars into her program with no success. So, I would warn anybody thinking about getting involved with her to be wary. Do your research before deciding to invest thousands of dollars to get rich. Like many people say, getting rich isn’t as easy as these people make it out to be. Investing in real estate has a steep learning curve, and it isn't as easy as some people make it out to be. Luckily, I have only invested ten dollars for a book I never received.


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