Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Zhongguo -- The Middle Kingdom Rises Again!

I'm a student of Chinese history, believe it or not, and China was the most advanced nation on Earth for thousands of years. They invented the first movable printing press, before Gutenberg, fireworks and explosives; and they built the Great Wall, as well as various other incredibly advanced things, like a canal system linking the North and the South. They may even be responsible for the founding of Japan, for there is a legend that the "first" emperor, Qin Shi Huang, sent an army of 100,000 men in search for eternal life, men that never returned and were rumored to have settled on the Japanese islands.

But God recognized the greatness of the Christian west and gave us the power to eventually conquer and humble Middle Kingdom. And we owe it all to our love of Jesus. But what God giveth, He also can take away; and I'm afraid that as Europe and America reject Christ, expelling him from schools and the public square, generally, we are witnessing the rise of China again. They just completed the Three Gorges dam, for example. I know environmentalists hate the project, but they are blinded by Satan. This dam is the perfect example of what we were commanded by God to do -- take dominion over the Earth, squeezing it of everything it has to offer. And now they are making rain. Just think of the implications! They could recreate the Great Flood, and drown the Earth if they so chose. And they just may. For as they embrace capitalism, it is inevitable that the invisible hand will guide them to Christ. They, like true Christians here in the West, will be sickened by the filth and sin they see around them. Hopefully they will be foresighted enough to use their technology to work toward bringing Heaven to Earth, recreating the Great Flood and drowning sick societies like Canada and Europe. And if America is to remain great, they'd do well to join China in such endeavors. It's not as though we've been sitting still. Look at Pat Robertson, for example. And if China becomes truly Christian, perhaps they could be trusted with the android technology recently invented by the Koreans. It's a stretch, I know. The government of China still persecutes Christians, after all. And while I would love for America to continue as a Christian nation, I'm afraid democracy and the Devil have too corrupted us, such that we have lost favor with God. And as a Christian, in the end, I don't care what nation brings Heaven to Earth; I just want the world to find favor with God.


Anonymous TSC said...

Just out of curiosity, and a little off topic.

You've mentioned that you show the children in your bible study groups this web site, yet the only people that reply on here besides you and Mr. Parnell are those of us that are strictly against you.

Do you not let them reply to us? Are you afraid that our "Evil ways" will tempt the children towards the "Dark side?"

For that matter, a church thats as great as your church must be has to have a web site, yet I haven't been able to find any links to such things.

Just some things I've been thinking about.

Dork Sided,

1:44 AM  
Blogger Wrin said...

We have been using cloud seeding for years in America. Also, you need to read up on the water cycle in your ecology textbook before you start talking about recreating the great flood.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

tsc -- you are so bent on disproving my faith in God, but why? do i threaten you? for somebody who claims to embrace freedom so hardily, why am i not allowed express my views without being attacked or accused of being a faker? but if you want my answer to your question, my church does not believe in technology for all of its members, for it will inevitably lead them astray. some of the members, of course, have computers, but it is not a trend that my church supports, at least not for everyone. those that do have computers, I faithfully show my latest updates. i don't know why they don't ever comment -- my guess is that they're too busy leading wholesome lives. also, it's a fact of human nature that it's the pissed off that take action, action like blogging, voting, commenting; and, seeing as how they agree with me, they're not sufficiently mad. but that's just my guess.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Led Head said...

"...my church does not believe in technology for all of its members, for it will inevitably lead them astray."

If you truly believe this, then you, sir, are no better than Sadaam Hussein! And while most people aren't threatened by you per se, I think everyone has a deep-seeded fear of what will happen if fascists like yourself and Parnell ever rose to power.

But I don't think that will ever happen in America. I give our voters a little more sense than that. Nobody, after all, wants to go back to living like the puritans! Sorry to disappoint you!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

led-head -- there are millions upon millions of americans who accept the purity of the puritans. sure, not everyone wants to go back to a time of horsedrawn carriages and leaching, but most recognize that most technology is a tool of Satan. they recognize that not all people should be allowed to revel in the sin of the internet, that certain songs and television shows and websites should be cast out of our society.

i'm not sure how ensuring that technology is kept out of the hands of weakminded, Devil-induced souls such as yourself make me like Saddam Hussein, though. i guess you could make some comparisons, because i wholeheartedly support torture chambers for those who commit especially heinous crimes. i'd say, honestly, that i'm more like the chinese, for i believe in re-education labor camps, the fact that there is no right to privacy, and things of that nature.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Wrin said...

Then you belong in the novel 1984, not real-world America. If the U.S. was such a "god-fearing nation" long ago in the way you claim then it would be a Christian theocracy, not a secular republic (read: republic with no official religion). If you want to bring Heaven to Earth then you need to stop preaching hate and plant a garden.

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Matthew said...

Let me ask you this: If you believe technology is so evil, why do you use it? That's like a vegetarian using beef broth to flavor his soup. I mean, go all the way or don't go at all. From teh way you speak of everything technological you should be Amish at this point.

And don't say you're one of the chosen few responsible enough to handle the level of evil. You've haven't given me an ounce of reason to even consider that option.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Ryven said...

If you hate technology so much, then why are you proud to drive an SUV? Hypocrite much? I believe so. Now you're just pulling stuff out of your arse. And you wonder why no one here takes you seriously.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Led Head said...

He's not pulling stuff out of his arse, Ryven. His head is so far up it he can't see daylight.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

ryven, led-head -- i feel as though i'm in some sort of abusive threesome with you two. either way, i'm not a hypocrite. i just realize that technology is here to stay. and if it is here to stay, it would be stupid to simply let it invade me life and destroy everything i know and love. so i embrace technology and use it for good.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Ryven said...

Whatever helps you sleep at night, Nathaniel. You're still a hypocrite, though.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

Ryven -- wrong. there are inherently good people, then there are those less good and more able to be tempted to sin, and then there are inherently bad people. inherently good people such as myself can use technology without being corrupted by it. the less good, on the other hand are corrupted by it, usually due to the inherently bad. and i would use you as a perfect example. just look at your obsession with role playing and gaming. that is the perfect example of the corrupting power of technology. i know, of course, you're going to fundamentally disagree with me about the inherently good being entitled to technology. however, i would point you to the book Crime and Punishment. that about sums up my argument; in fact, in many ways it guides my entire philosophy. and since i'm in a literary discussion, i would also recommend a book called discipline and punish.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Ryven said...

I dunno where you got this "obsession" thing from, but it's a hobby, not an obsession. Way to assume. It makes an ass of you and me.

I'll probably read Crime and Punishment, and I'll probably still disagree with you. I really don't care about your opinion of certain people being "entitled" to technology or not, because I know I'm right, and you're crazy.

And you're still a hypocrite. Saying you're special and thusly exempt from your previous statement of "technology corrupts" isn't an argument, it's a copout. Way to backpedal and basically be full of yourself.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous tsc said...

So what exactly makes gaming evil?

2:59 PM  

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