The journey of a nerd who loves the Lord

Abortion & Gaming

Salutations.

Back in the old days, most companies, including game developers and publishers, steered clear of political talk. After all, while half the country or more will support the stance taken, you risk alienating the remainder. In most companies, every sale matters to the bottom line. Now, it would seem those days are far behind us. Disney made a public statement about Florida’s new Parent Protection Act. Prior to that, Major League Baseball not only had something to say about a new voting law in Georgia, but they moved a planned game. And recently, many video game companies have decided to publically denounce the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade.

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Sacrificing Children

I’ve read the Bible several times over my life. One reading in particular sticks out in my mind. I was about 22 years old when I dived into the Old Testament. There was a reoccurring theme that caught my attention. The Israelites, after seeing God’s power first-hand, would lose their way. They would slip into back habits, worshipping demonic gods. They would even go so far as to sacrifice their children on alters. And I thought to myself, who would do such a thing? Certainly, such barbaric behavior was limited only to those dark times! Years later, I would put two and two together and realize, so… we do the same thing today.

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Biblical Ignorance

Salutations.

I recently read an article that stated many people outside of Christianity do not understand evangelicals or their faith. It further went on to explain that even within evangelical circles, many self-proclaimed Christians have little understanding of outside influences on their view of the world and ethics. I have spoken to many people over the years, and on a personal level, I agree with the premise of the argument. However, I come to a much different conclusion than the author who wrote the article. 

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Trust

Salutations.  I hope your week is going well.

Today, I muse on the idea of trust. They often say it is a fickle thing, and I believe them. In the United States, our trust changes like the wind, from our leaders all the way down to the common man. Here are just a few examples.

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God Is Not An Accessory

Salutations.

I write today’s article with many of my own friends and loved ones in mind. If I am to be truly honest, I write this article for myself, as well. In America, our culture applauds those who stand up for one’s sexual identity, atheism, political affiliation, or even their favorite science fiction show. However, one’s faith should be kept quiet or it may cause problems. Depending on what neighborhood you live in, people will smile at you if you are wearing a MAGA hat, or planting a rainbow flag in your yard. However, unless you are at a church, or within a tight circle of friends, you should not discuss your faith in Christ.

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Trenchianity

Salutations.

A while back, I did some theology study, where I first heard the word, “Churchianity.” At first, I thought it to be some newly created term. However, the dictionary showed me that the word had been around for some time and means, “a usually excessive or narrowly sectarian attachment to the practices and interests of a particular church.” Nowadays, I hear it tossed around and it usually implies a type of Christian religion that is very focused on church life and all that it entails, such as the liturgy and traditions. It is often used in a negative connotation, implying that those church elements are placed about truly following God first and foremost.

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Retiring Cyberlight Comics

Salutations.

About 20 years ago, I started a website called Cyberlight Comics. In essence, it was a repository for web-based comics designed to glorify God. I started with a title I wrote and drew myself, Wildlight. That titular heroine appears at the top of my blog here. Eventually, Cyberlight Comics would have over a dozen titles from artists all over the world. We participated in comic conventions in Florida, handed out CD-ROMs of our website, and talked to many people about Christ.

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New Year’s Goals

Salutations.

I have written before on this blog about the importance of planning and goals. I rarely hit them, but I still feel it helps to set them and review them on a regular basis. I recommend that any goal be broken down into daily achievements, if possible. With that said, here is a list of goals I have set for myself, in the hopes it will help encourage others to improve their life.

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Demonizing Others

Salutations. Before I discuss the topic at hand, I want to remind everyone, myself included, of the original reason for this season. In the hustle and bustle, bad news, and craziness of life, we can easily forget that Christ is the reason for Christmas. Take some time out during the holiday to discuss the Christmas story with your family, and what it means to you personally. Let us give praise to God for all of the blessings we have, including the blessing of the Son.

I recently had a brother reach out to me. He felt frustrated. One of his favorite video gaming podcasts discussed the vaccine and/or the mandates. In doing so, they had rather strong words for those who did not take up their position as they felt these things were necessary for public health. Those who disagreed were, in a way, harming others. As someone who had not taken the vaccine yet for a variety of reasons, he felt betrayed and hurt by a group of people he always related to in the past.

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