Tag Archives: Prophecy

False prophets in the Bible

Working on the post “Other Jesus sayings,” which will probably appear in December, I must soon deal with Jesus saying, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country,” etc. (Mt. 13:57, Mk. 6:4, Lk. 4:24).

Those whom I regard as false prophets today are trolls.

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False prophecy and cancer

Friday, December 8, 2017

In doing research for a different post, I just now got a big surprise, from this Wikipedia article:

Type A and Type B personality theory

Many years ago, I recognized that individuals I regard as false prophets are unusually prone to die of cancer.  I could provide a long list, but just now there’s no need.  I developed a theory of an “irritable personality,” and supposed such a personality might rise from the same genetic bases as a tendency toward cancer.

From this article, it appears that I was right.  Although it doesn’t give any detailed description of what might constitute a cancer-prone personality,  it sets forth that, at least in some persons, the two are definitely linked.

Related:  False prophecy in the news

Final note:  Not all trolls are false prophets, but all false prophets are trolls.

Churches Could Fill Their Pews With Millennials If They Just Did This

Bookmarks:
Churches and millennialsTexas mom charged with neglecting 5 kids; 1 near deathHe spilled the beans about Benghazi.Mike Huckabee, Kim Davis, and the PopeUneasy with Planned Parenthood

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The emperor’s new clothes: False prophecy in the news

Here is my first audition file.  The sound quality and performance aren’t the best, but I’ve chosen to post it anyway given the weight of the subject matter.

I need to show that I can speak off the cuff about current events, and an opportunity to do so came in the controversy over recent tweets by Maria Chappelle-Nadal.

A transcript appears below.

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* Prayer primer

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All my life, I’ve been fascinated with things that glow in the dark.  Where does the light come from?  This is now fundamental to my understanding of prayer, and of my vocation.

The picture shows what I take for the latest advance in the world of fluorescent materials.  Here are germanium nanoparticles in a colorless colloidal (gelatinous) suspension, being irradiated by ultraviolet light.  By virtue merely of where they are and what they are, the invisible light that shines on these particles is changed into visible light.

The nanoparticles catalyze that process:  they do no work of their own, expend no energies of their own, and take no active part in the process; but it won’t occur without them.
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