Technology, Theology and Biology

I had various thoughts today that all seemed to combine somehow, even though the categories are vastly disparate. If you’re looking for a quick fluffy post then skip this one, it won’t make sense to you.

1. Technology:

Some deeper concentrations whirled through my mind today as I considered the reality of older hardware. Face it folks, we all have “out-dated” computers or parts kicking around fairly steadily these days. Like me you “need” to find some practical role for your old PC because sending it to techno-trash is too… final. As I ponder what my options are, I begin to realize just how badly Microsoft has set themselves up this time. For the first real time in my life (that I can remember) I do believe Microsoft has actually snuffed themselves out of a market. Old PC’s won’t be getting Windows XP installed on them will they! Not with all that licensing nonsense they introduced in XP!

Take for example my experience installing Ubuntu as a Dual Boot accessory to my Windows XP Installation. Here I have a LEGAL installation of Windows XP, I image the hard drive then move it onto a larger hard drive so that I can install more software (Ubuntu dual boot being part of that). Just by upgrading my hard-drive and NOTHING ELSE, Microsoft forces me to connect via Internet to validate my LEGAL copy of Windows XP or make a 1-800 call and talk to bots for 15 minutes to verify my LEGAL copy of Windows XP. Of course I run into numerous problems during this “renewal”because this is like the 10th time going through this with the same PC in the last 5 years since I am a techno-nerd I have changed the hardware in this PC numerous times over that timeframe. If that’s what I get just by upgrading a hard drive, you can be sure that old hardware won’t be seeing ANY LEGAL copies of Windows XP, they’ll be getting LEGAL copies of FREE UBUNTU LINIX! That’s right, I think many others will be doing the same over the coming years and this time Microsoft has really snuffed out the after market. There will be little to no after market. This will only prove to help the cause of free software and show everyone the fruits of closed source / fort knox / pricey operating systems.

Used computers will likely take more advantage of Linux than ever before and get people used to Linux, leaving them no reason to use Microsoft Windows (unless required to do so at their job) moving forward in their future endeavours.

Whether that happens or not is to some degree speculation, but you cannot deny that XP’s phone home system will actually prove to hurt Microsoft more than it helped them in the long run. (Let me be clear I am not an advocate for piracy, I have legal copies of all software that I use on my own PC’s)

2. Theology:

I find it very interesting that until this past 100 years, in general most of the world believed in the existence of God. That means for thousands (evolutionists will say millions or billions) of years most people didn’t disagree on whether or not God existed but rather which god was “The God”. Were these people smart? Are we smarter than all of them today with our Technology, Biology and Humanitology (just created a new word)? Today most people say that they don’t even believe that God exists. So either they were stupid and today we are smart or we are stupid and they were smart. Which one is it? Well, I do suppose that history can help us with that. Why were so many people “believers” in some aspect of a God in the past? In most cases you will find it was directly linked to experiences they had with God. Have we lost these experiences today? Has God left us? Have we left Him? If God really does exist, would he act the way you would expect Him to act? I believe the problem today in our theology is that we “have no need” for God and therefore He steps out of our way like a gentleman (for now).

As we push along through life focussing on being the good little consumers “they” want us to be plugging into that supply chain, we rarely lift a finger of effort to consider what it is that we really need! The truth is that this generation is the most miserable, selfish and needy generation the world has ever seen, WE need the bailout package not GM, Chrysler or Ford, we are already bankrupt and spending that which we don’t have… we need a saviour.

John 3:17-21 (Amplified version) For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation {and} be made safe {and} sound through Him. He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation–he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in {and} trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.] The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than {and} more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil. For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light {but} shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed {and} reproved. But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are–wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence upon Him].

3. Biology:

I left Biology for last just in hopes to keep all of the scientist’s reading this far. The Biology part illustrates our generation’s condition best (in my opinion). Take your health condition in consideration. You eat food every day, visit a doctor from time to time, perhaps exercise and maybe you eat organic¬† or locally grown foods. Here is a fact of life:

They don’t really care about you!

The food producers would have killed you long ago if it were legally permitted (via toxic ingredients… China as an extreme is just holding up the mirror… people JUST READ the ingredients of everything you eat for the next seven days and you’ll see what I mean, if you don’t know what the word means in the ingredient list use Google or Wikipedia) Doctors and Prescription Drugs were the third leading cause of death in America in the year 2000. Nothing wrong with exercise, but as a substitute for good old fashion “hard work” it just acts as another life distraction that takes your eyes off of the reality you’re living. Organic vs non organic… there’s a debate. On one side the organic industry often makes unsubstantiated claims about their “organic” product. People lets call it normal and lose the Organic label already! For the past x thousand years it was considered normal. So now a days I have to pay MORE to get normal food that my ancestors had to pay for their normal food. They weren’t stupid enough swap the terms / meanings of Normal and Commercialized Product, but our generation sure was. Great, now we have Captain Crunch! Go look and see how most cereal in the world is made today (and this link is a friendly one).

I think people put more effort into their once a year tax returns than they do in their daily health. Come on scientists, prove the true-ness of each thing that “they” try to sell you, vegetable, animal and mineral! Don’t put value in the pack of lies and assumptions that constantly fill our age or you become a participator in the madness. This is no argument specifically for or against organic / non-organic / doctor / drug etc.. its an appeal to the truth and the pursuit thereof.. you know what the scientific process is supposed to ultimately result in.

With everything that is, so truth is, they exist. Whether it be technology, theology or biology you need to ask yourself a very important question: “how do I come about finding the truth”.

1 John 2:21 I write to you not because you are ignorant {and} do not perceive {and} know the Truth, but because you do perceive {and} know it, and [know positively] that nothing false (no deception, no lie) is of the Truth.

Till next time…

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