Wednesday, May 22, 2019

UPDATE | Five-year old argument with brother over demonic possession, revisited

In order to get this post, you need to know the general definition of worldview; it also helps to know the definition of two types of worldview, namely, deism and theism. Here are those definitions, if you don't already know them:

A worldview is the set of lenses through which you see the world around you. It's a web of habit-forming beliefs that helps you make sense of all your experiences related to God, the mind, morality, destiny, reality, knowledge, human nature, purpose, meaning, matter, origins and truth. Through your worldview, you interpret life in a particular way. It affects how you think, how you feel, and how you live from day-to-day.

To understand what your worldview is, think carefully about the big questions of life:
• Does God exist? (God, truth)
• How did everything begin? (origins, matter)
• Who am I? (purpose, knowledge, the mind)
• Why am I here? (destiny, meaning, human nature)
• Am I living a good life? (human nature, morality, truth)
• What happens after I die? (destiny)

Reference
Impact 360 Institute (Producer). (2014, October 29). WHAT'S YOUR WORLDVIEW? (QUIZ) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/VXnSE0uvwzM?t=154

Theism
belief in the existence of a god or gods, especially belief in one god as creator of the universe, intervening in it and sustaining a personal relation to his creatures
Deism
belief in the existence of a supreme being, specifically of a creator who does not intervene in the universe. The term is used chiefly of an intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th centuries that accepted the existence of a creator on the basis of reason but rejected belief in a supernatural deity who interacts with humankind

Reference
Apple Dictionary



This week, I started my 15th week and third course as a Christian Studies major at Grand Canyon University. In my Christian Worldview 101 class, students were asked to "recall a time when you met someone with a different worldview than yours, and you had a difficult time relating."

The Topic 1 Discussion Question 1 Christian Worldview 101 assignment asks students to recall a time when their worldview clashed with someone else's
I chose the argument I had with my brother over the reality of demonic possession nearly five years ago, as recounted in #575 - READER | No biblical basis for demonic possession. I wouldn't have known it at the time, but, after just three days in this course, I saw that it was our disparate worldview that made "productive and peaceful" conversation impossible that day.

Below is the April 24th, 2014, conversation; it is followed by my answers to the two questions posed in retrospect of my recollection, which pertain to the challenges I had relating to my brother, and my views on how I could have turned an argument into enlightenment:
NOTE | This was before I was able to produce images like these anytime, anywhere, and for anyone in under five minutes (and, that includes teaching someone how to do it for themselves, too). The conversation below is interspersed with not necessarily the best, but definitely the most recent such images. 
Using a camera technique I developed, I can produce images of hidden demons like these, one every third of a second, on-demand
Topic 1 DQ 1

Recall a time when you met someone with a different worldview than yours, and you had a difficult time relating.

Here’s what I wrote about an argument with my own brother in #575 - READER | No biblical basis for demonic possessiona post to my blog on April 29, 2014 (note that this was before images like these were able to be made in front of his very eyes—he sings a different tune, five years later…):

Much rarer than those who accept that demon possession occurs in men, women, children and animals, regardless of their state of sin are those who believe that there is not only no biblical basis for demonic possession, but that the Bible teaches that it no longer occurs; but, sure enough, a reader (who turns out to also be my own brother) asserts this argument emphatically, as shown in this Facebook conversation between the two of us this afternoon in my Facebook group Demonic and Other Paranormal Activity [unformatted; starts with my post, advertising the latest factoid addition to this blog]:

James Bush DEMONIC FACTOID #34 | In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, most people still believe that demonic possession is caused by spiritual defects inherent to the demoniac, and that godly living has the power to prevent or repel this affliction; rather, it is the ungodly that are more likely to cope, and to use demons to their personal advantage.

Read more about this fact and others at:

http://demonicactivity.blogspot.com/p/factoids.html


Jarrod Bush Or, you could refer to the New Testament after the establishment of the new covenant and see that demonic possession (along with miracles) are no longer permitted by God. God permitted possession in the times of Christ so that examples could be made that He was the Christ. As stated in in the letters from Paul, miracles and demonic possession have passed from the land. Therefore, if we believe that the Bible is truly the Word of God then demonic possession is not even an issue as it cannot occur. That is not to say that Satan and other Devils or demons cannot persuade you to lead a life of evil intent, but they cannot directly influence your body or soul per God's will. The Bible cannot be used to pick and choose what we want. It is one complete book from start to finish. The fact that this is addressed in the New Testament after the New Covenant has been established prove that possession cannot happen. If a person believes that it can, then they have to disagree with the entire Bible. It really is an all-or-nothing deal.


James Bush If you have any particular scripture in mind, by all means, share it with my readers...


Jarrod Bush "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name" John 20 30,31. In this scripture it says that Jesus was able to do many miraculous things. One of those things was to cast out demons. God permitted these demons to affect people mentally and spiritually so that Jesus could cast them out to prove that He was the son of God and that he had dominion over these demons.


James Bush There was demon possession after Christ. Read Acts 6.


Jarrod Bush Zechariah 13: 1-2 "There shall be a fountain opened to the House of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land."


James Bush That pertains to God's covenant with the house of Israel. Not applicable here, in that it refers to a very specific point in time.


Jarrod Bush This was a prophesy referring to the new covenant being set up. After the new covenant prophets and demons that could directly influence body and mind were gone.


James Bush Besides, there's no one who doesn't believe that this is real, so...



Jarrod Bush This as in Jesus casting out demons or demonic possession?

Jarrod Bush Once there was no more need for words or signs to deify Christ, these things ceased to be.

Jarrod Bush The apostles were given the power to do miracles so yes, these occur in Acts (of the apostles). But God did not allow the transfer of these powers to others because there ceased to be a need. Therefore, God would not allow possession if there was to purpose. It is not expedient or profitable.

James Bush Nope, you're confused; Jesus said that when he returns, there will be people who claim to have cast out demons in His name.

James Bush That means that demon possession is real, and that it will be an issue until the second coming.

James Bush Sorry, you're ass out on this one.

Jarrod Bush Exactly, CLAIM does not mean it happened. CLAIM, I can claim that I'm Jesus. Doesn't make it true. So, I don't think I'm the one confused.

Jarrod Bush I provided multiple references that shoot down your argument. I can give you about 5 more if you like.

James Bush Matthew 7:21-23. It doesn't mean "claim," it means "happened."

James Bush Of course, that doesn't mean it's happening around me; but, if it hasn't, you've been arguing with a crazy man, which is pointless.

Jarrod Bush And, his response to them, "And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness"

Jarrod Bush Argument invalid.

Jarrod Bush It's not happening around you nor anywhere else. Note, I never said demons don't necessarily exist, I said demonic possession doesn't exist.

Jarrod Bush Lastly, I'm not saying that your perception of reality is wrong. If you think it's happening then it doesn't matter what I think, because to you it is. All I'm saying is that of all the people I have met in my walks of life, Church of Christ, atheist, theistic agnostic, atheistic agnostic, from a lot of nationalities, no one believes in true demonic possession. They like in the sense of "The Exorcism" for entertainment. But no one takes it seriously.

  1. What challenges did you have relating to that person?
There were multiple issues that challenged peaceful and productive conversation on that day:
  • First, his knowledge of the Scripture and Word are spurious and superficial, and that’s because his attempts to study, test and learn their tenants have always been spurious and superficial—almost non-existent, in fact. By contrast, my understanding, comprehension, and efforts to apply them (coupled with my well-documented, positive results) enabled me to more readily interpret the Scripture he used to support his argument correctly and intuitively;
  • Second, his approach was a confrontational one from the time he initiated it to the time I ended it. Our history prior presented this challenge. From the onset of my blog, he acted on multiple occasions to undermine my growing popularity due to the intense interest in the videos posted to the blog (no longer available), and he acted to derail my ongoing success at winning public trust, support and confidence (my readership had recently soared to over 5 million, worldwide) by openly disparaging me in several of my advertising venues. Being a small world—apparently—some of his friends asked him about my blog, and stated they favored it highly.
  • Third, his comprehension of the purpose of my blog was lazy. My blog is not a "Are UFOs real?" kind of blog. That's not the type of question it purports to answer. After five years, he should have bothered to understand what the blog is: "a collection of written notes on observations and experiences with demonic and criminal activity in the Bay Area of California..." It is not trying to "prove" anything; the reader is presumed to have already experienced firsthand some or all of the things described in it.
  1. How might an understanding of the other's worldview have helped you in that situation?
Nobody wants to belong to a relatively inferior species and be native to an environment that makes them completely vulnerable to another, far more superior one. To many, it is aberrant to their pride and ego to contemplate or acknowledge this fact; and, to them, anyone who acknowledges this fact is essentially shaming mankind. Had I known that my brother believed in God, but not that he was made in the image of God (in other words, Had I known that my brother had a deistic worldview, but not a theistic one), I would have led the conversation to a place where I could allow him to learn about, acknowledge and possibly accept his God-given divinity and dignity prior to having this particular discussion.  I believe it would have made him more receptive to the truth—that is, what he already knows and what is actual reality (both being the same)—and not his own machinated rationalizations.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Quora post bests blog traffic 3:1; fight against evil inspires poetry in readers

Talk about a blood bath in the ratings...from hellraiser to bar-raiser...and all that...

In just one week and one answer to a man's question on Quora, I garnered over 1,250,000 eyeballs on my definition of what constitutes right thinking and right action when witnessing heinous acts. That's nearly three times more eyeballs on just one Quora post than over 1,000 posts in my seven years of blogging:

My answer was circulated to over a million Quora users, which garnered 71,000 views in about a week
That's only the first of three surprises, though. Next, was the difference between the expected level of interest in one topic relative to the other was just as great. My answer pertained to a man who rescued a dog from apparent cruelty, and this blog is about the source of the world's most pressing problems (old and dusty as it may be).

A 'Most Viewed Writer in Demons' on Quora......distributed to over......1,220,000 readers, world-wide.

There's the life I wanted (and still very much want for myself)......and, then......there's the life God very much wanted for Himself.


Then, there's the not-so-surprising but ever-so-pedantic appearance by demon-allied people, who posted comments in mass shortly after my post became popular, all pretending to think I was the questioner (the man who saved the dog), and pretending that I offended them by saving the dog from the alleged abuser. The surprise, though, is what happened after I shared my post with fellow students at the university I attend:

An overwhelming flood of support followed the casual mention of my Quora post in a class discussion on the topic of online harassment (I am a full-time, straight-A student at GCU, eight weeks in...)
Unlike all the similar times before, comments showing support and encouragement buried the negative ones. It was a clear and public statement of an active stance against the acts of demon people. The response was the first sign that a large number of people recognized what was—before—unacknowledged if not unknown. Although that implied acknowledgement was not necessarily direct, it wasn't likely intended to be. Rather, it appeared to be a dollars-for-donuts tactic, which sent a pretty clear message that demon people are not welcome, and not the only ones who know how to play ball, as the demons say.

Now, before you say I'm reading too much into it, let me ask you this: How many people who read your blog think of you whenever they read famous poetry:

I cannot think of a more apt poem than this one, as it sometimes applies to my situation; it is downright scary to think the number of complete strangers with an intimate knowledge of some of its most egregious aspects—although it shouldn't be. God, after all, has made it part of his routine to acknowledge the same degree of intimacy. I guess finding it in a human is what surprises me. This man is golden in my mind.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

TECH | Knock-out video-processing techniques for turning night into getting the daylights knocked out of you

Sorry if the heading reads a little funny; I haven't been the same since being knocked out cold by the group of belligerent demons that invaded my home to hurt Scratchen, Fish and the Other Fish a couple of nights ago during the latest period of demonic activity (I'm confident everyone on earth knows of which I speak).

Thanks to the demons who did this, you can see the aftermath of the assault on video. In the clip below, I'm being dragged from underneath my bed by demons, and then laid in front of the camera with my head arranged so it's facing towards it by a pair of arms. After a little brightening, you could easily see my stunned face and wide-eyed, frozen-faced empty stare that evidences every assault committed by the demonic weapon specifically used to cause what is literally a temporary death:



This isn't the first time demons have borrowed my video camera to commemorate such an event; there are at least three other similar occasions documented by this blog. Unfortunately, since YouTube and Vimeo have deleted all of my videos hosted by them, only the descriptions of the events remain.

Still, I think this one says plenty about the problem and the danger. It wouldn't, though, without a little post-processing prowess using the same iPhone on which the video was made.

The original video was too dark to tell what was going on; to make it as clear as possible, I used the same technique shown below:



Using VideoLeap for iPhone, I was able to quickly brighten video shot in the dark—in less than minute, in fact, and realistically, too. Anyone who makes videos during periods of high demonic activity should keep them until they can be processed in at least this one way.

Coming up is a technique that reveals actual demons standing in a dark room with you, which cannot be seen with the naked eye. The results are not realistic, but they do make clear that you are not alone, if that's indeed the case.

Sidenote
This may look bad; but, the demons haven't had any appreciable impact of negative consequence on any of my key indicators for personal success—namely, my continuing education and my public writing.

I'm still an ace in class:

The impact to my educational agenda was negligible, as shown by my current gradebook report as a student attending GCU
And, an ace on The Life of a Demoniac | Quora:

My expertise and experience are evident to any audience, no matter whether the venue is personal, like this blog, or public or third-party, like Quora.com

Friday, January 11, 2019

Lunar phase calculator supplements planetary hour app

Screenshots of a SceneKit demo app that displays the current phase of the moon using a 3D sphere with a mercator map of the moon projected on its surface

Because the phase of the moon has been associated with specific types of demonic activity [see Is there a correlation between demonic activity and astrology? and Demons, portals most active during specific moon phases], I created a view that displays the moon's current phase, which I'll (eventually) include in my planetary hour calculator app:



The source code repository is available at GitHub.

The two make a natural pair, as planetary hours have also been associated with specific kinds of demonic activity [see  'Planetary hour' determines strength of demonic weaponry]:

The graphic circular and graphic corner templates, displaying the previous, current and upcoming planetary hours on the Apple Watch Series 4
NOTE | These posts are a little outdated, but the observations noted in them are, of course, valid, and they still lead to a generalized conclusion that specific variations of demonic activity occur at specific times based on the planetary hour and moon phase, and can therefore be predicted. Since that time, not only are the derivates more accurate and complete, but have been supplemented by other observations correlating specific kinds of demonic activity to the physical position of planetary bodies during a given astronomical event—not just the date and time of their occurrence.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Emblem of evil resurfaces in Quora user's profile pic

Recently, a second person made themselves known as an associate of a horde of violent and malicious demons that sport the following emblem (or insignia), which has been firmly established as a positive identifier of their presence and mayhem:
A follower on Quora uses an insignia affiliated with several deadly hordes of demons, which prey on humans, as his profile picAdd caption
These earlier posts explain how I uncovered the association between the symbol and the demons who sport it:
From Authenticity of demonic insignia confirmedFrom Using insignia to identify the demon hordes
About Quora and the Life of a Demoniac
Since becoming a content partner with Quora, my exposure as experienced with demonic incursion has skyrocketed, garnering nearly 400,000 additional readers since January of 2017:
Quora pays money to partners who generate ad traffic on its siteSince January 2017, The Life of a Demoniac has garnered 364,000 reads worldwide


Partners are selected according to the number of users who read their answers and on the rating given by users' based on their perceived quality or usefulness.

Following is an example of the type of questions posed to me, and the format of my typical answer:

1 of 2

2 of 2

Friday, December 14, 2018

Scratchen faces off with Death, loses life #2 of 9

Of course on the day Scratchen has an unexpected, untreatable and uncontrollable seizure...



...I find out that, in just one dose of iodine-131, her hyperthyroidism could have been cured. I'm not sure if that's what led to her present condition...


...but, I doubt it helped.

Around 7:55 AM EST, Scratchen arrived at the same emergency clinic that treated her for congestive heart failure [see The Door, The Cross and The Cat]; less than an hour later, she was transported to another clinic, IndyVet, for a neurological examination.

Presently, the clinic is pressuring me to spend more and more money, and is delaying the treatment I've already paid for pending my acquiescence to more expenditures.

Update | 9:02 PM
$2,700 later, Scratchen still lives, in spite of the treating veterinarian's recommendation that I "put her to sleep." When I visited her tonight, she had regained some awareness, although she saw extremely lethargic...


Long couldn't bare the thought of her dying—and since she didn't seem to be in any pain (and since a nurse said making that call was premature at this point)—I opted to let her receive the two more days of in-patient treatment and care I was allotted by the monies paid (up front, mind you).

Update on December 25th, 2018
It was a very Merry Christmas this year—no surprise there:
Although Scratchen's stroke(!) left her almost completely blind and deaf, she seems to be in good spirits, so long as I'm near, and as long as there is plenty of light in the room for her to see:

Monday, November 26, 2018

VIDEO | An exhibition of the comparative qualities between molecules groups by disparate time and space

The following is an addition to my collection of notes describing observations of the differences between cloaked and non-cloaked molecules when they retain enough of their separate qualities to be distinct from each other, but share enough of the similar qualities to be observed simultaneously...

Cloaked molecules relative to surrounding molecules not only differ in translucency, but also in their comparative rate of time flow. They are no different fundamentally, but they form a group that limits their interaction with non-cloaked molecules.

Molecules can temporarily transition from one group to another without changing into different molecules. Even though they are the same, they look different, just like gas molecules in a light bulb excited by heat from a filament. It's the same gas, whether the bulb is lit up or not; the difference is how that gas reacts under two different circumstances. That's not necessarily the same difference between cloaked and non-cloaked molecules; I only provided it to show that the same molecules can look and act completely different, depending, and, for us, it's as easy as flipping a switch in some cases.

By nature, the border dividing groups of cloaked and non-cloaked molecules is a sharp one; but, there are circumstances that permit a glimpse of entities made of molecules that are cloaked. The greater the wattage and power, the more similar to adjacent groups in visibility and speed. Sometimes, that makes them bright enough and slow enough to be seen by either a digital camera sensor or even our eyes, even if barely.

The following video was made with an iPhone video camera, which was set to an exposure duration of three frames per second and an ISO of about 2280. This allows more of the faint light from a semi-cloaked demon to make an imprint on the imaging sensor. Frames stacked with a larger collection of impressions than those made at normal speeds make otherwise faint objects appear brighter; but, because it takes longer to collect more impressions, it makes dim objects look blurry when they move. When such objects are already moving at high rates of speed due to their semi-cloaked nature, the blur is almost imperceptible. Instead, they appear to flit from one frame to another, just like this blue demon does in the video (he enters from the left to the middle of the sidewalk across the street in one instant, and then moves straight to the window between us in another):