Does pop propaganda mean anything really, I don’t know, just thought it might be a good play on words for propaganda of our times (assuming pop refers to contemporary times).
Anywho… Methinks we are pummeled with propaganda these days, about global warming, evolution, all the great causes and concerns for things like world population, and hey, how about the swine flu dud that was supposed to be huge?
We are often whipped into a frenzy by way of media (tv, Internet, … Apple :P) into believing things that often are simply to make money for corporations.
Swine flu, all those doses all the countries bought up in a mad panic? Canada has so many left over that we spent GOOD money on that we’re giving it away free to other countries now. Yes, Canada should be vigilant and responsible, but I don’t think the media was in promoting this pandemic, I think the people who won here were the investors in ‘big pharma’ and those companies themselves that created the vaccines. (no, I didn’t get the shot…) Annual regular flu kills FAR more EVERY year than the pandemic has.
Whats next, global warming. They haven’t explained yet why in the last 10 to 15 years the temp has been decreasing, ice reforming in the north and the interplay of low sun activity. Not saying we aren’t playing a part in harming our environment, but I think the part we’re playing that is worse is the loss of animal habitat, not CO2. I believe God has created His own checks and balances into this world to keep it steady. There have been great temperature cycles in the past, why are we not just thinking that maybe this is part of a regular cycle that the earth has went through? When the sun gets active again and starts really pummeling us with radiation, will we contribute that to our emissions? Sounds dumb since the sun is a factor we can’t change, but I’m sure that will cause people to think that in some way we can help on earth… I got news, we can’t fight the sun, there is nothing we can do to combat or otherwise change its cycles. Gods Will be done! Global warming just doesn’t make sense to me, most of Al Gores ideas have been debunked by good scientists too, go out and research it and see what you find! Sure, we are harming our environment, totally agree! But, are we tipping the balance?? I don’t think we are anywhere near tipping the balance in terms of things we have done. There is far more CO2 released from forests, the ocean etc, FAR more then we could ever create and those are natural sources. A check or a balance will combat it, and if not, that means the Lords coming back!
I think we put God into a box, or even leave Him standing outside when it comes to things happening in this world. We give Him no credit for His creation, or trust that He will keep us. We attempt to make things better ourselves, and when something happens, sometimes we’re too quick to say God didn’t have a hand in it, and other times we’re too scared to say that ya, maybe God was trying to wake some people up. I’m not making a statement either way, far be it from me to speak for God.. .Obviously! Things like Haiti are opportunities to move for Christians, to love others and provide for them as servants and bond servants of Christ. I don’t think Haiti deserved an earthquake any more then Canada or the US does (although I do believe that starting out as a Christian nation has been cause for protection from God on some of those things – granted we are moving away QUICKLY from being a majority Christian nation, maybe we are a minority now…).
Regardless of who God is protecting or not these days or blessing for that matter, I believe we are in the last days, these are birth pains which will increase in magnitude and frequency over the coming years. Israel is in the land, and the nation that sees it will not pass away before all things are fulfilled. Get reading your bible, Daniel, Matthew, Revelation, hey even Job, Genesis, they are all brilliant in confirming that God is in control and His Will will be done.
Whether I’m right or wrong about things like Global Warming, I know the more correct thing is to worry about where my faith lies. God will keep us safe regardless of our stupidity if we are endeavoring to follow Him and honouring Him in all things. Jesus is returning soon (by which I mean months / years). Look up, for your redemption draws near!
“And there will be strange events in the skies–signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And down here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides.
The courage of many people will falter because of the fearful fate they see coming upon the earth, because the stability of the very heavens will be broken up.
Then everyone will see the Son of Man arrive on the clouds with power and great glory
So when all these things begin to happen, stand straight and look up, for your salvation is near!”
Luke 21: 25-28
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