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The Dragon and the Onion Girl Book Signing Add can by Jeremy-Burner

So now I have internet again, and a lot has changed. Unfortunately, The book signing has been canceled. Turns out a week before my book signing was happening the family gave us a week and a half notice that we were moving to Texas. So that is a thing now and I now have to reschedule for a different date in a different state. Will try to keep everyone updated on that.
  • Listening to: The Left Behind Audio Book Series
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: Kingdom Come deliverance
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water
   The law of natural selection, is an important secular topic. After all the theory attempts to explain the origin of the many vast varieties of organisms on our planet and is an important factor for the theory of evolution. The theory, short and simple, as it has been explained to me many times, is that when at least two related organisms possess some kind of variation in their genes and are differently equipped to survive in their immediate environment and one dies, then the organism that survived is the better, superior organism and has been naturally selected to further the development of its species. Repeat this process millions and millions of times and you end up with a dramatically altered creature. However, to call the new organism better and superior in this situation I would find to be very subjective. Furthermore, from what I can see, the theory itself is making four assumptions which I think go a little further than the evidence suggests. Namely that New organism means new genetic information,  that the stronger organism always survives, that when a weaker organism dies out it is a good thing, and that the majority of all organisms have already died out. I want to start off by pointing out that the theory is actually very well thought out and on the surface make sense. It answers a lot of basic questions we might ask about our world and environment and removes any complicating nonsense about God. Then again If examined a little closer some pretty big plot holes reveal themselves.

     So, the first assumption the theory of natural selection makes is that new organisms are coming into existence all the time as a natural process? While there is certainly evidence that variations do in fact occur in organisms, I would not necessarily say these variations are NEW. For example, you probably do not look exactly like your mother or father, however your great, great, great, great, great, grandchild still has a chance of looking exactly like your father or mother or even you. So what's happening here? It would appear that the variations being observed by natural selection are simply the mixing of traits and genes that already have and do exist in our genome. It works the same with dog breading. You want a fast dog with no tail? Take a tailless Boston terrier and bread it with the fast Grey hound. Obviously their is some trial and error here, figuring out dominant and recessive genes but still. Regardless, the Chromosomes will trade out, and with time and experimentation you will have your fast dog with no tail. Bare in mind that, though the observed genetic combination in this situation may itself be new, at least in the same way the doughnut breakfast sandwich is new, the geneses themselves however, have gone unchanged. The components for the doughnut and the breakfast sandwich have only been mixed. (not too sure about this metaphor)

    For the theory of natural selection to work, it needs new genes, but those new genes need to come from somewhere. Neo Darwinism argues that Mutations could produce the new genetic sequencing required to create the variation needed. However since the founding of Darwinism, Science has yet to cataloged a single mutations of this nature. Never once has a mutation ever been recorded to increase the amount of genetic information present in an organisms gene pool. This has even been admitted and acknowledged by leading scientists like Richard Dawkins, who, to this day, still advocate natural selection as truth, despite being unable to produce any examples or evidence for this theory. 

    The second assumption survival of the fittest makes is that the better equipped organism always survives, ignoring the fact that luck plays a huge factor in an organisms survivability. Yes the bigger stronger organism may have a greater number of opportunities to succeed in its current environment, however it should be noted that environments change all the time. Additionally the  weaker smaller organism might just survive because his competition was killed off by a volcanic eruption or because a cliff gave way underneath him.

    The third assumption is that when an organisms genes are removed from the gene pool by extinction or death that it is a good thing. However as a result of that unique organisms death, its entire respective genepool has now lost the ability to regain all of that organisms potentially beneficial traits forever. Furthermore, this is a loss of genetic information not the gaining of it. Of course you may say that those traits were no longer necessary for the organisms survival at the time and yes you would be right. However lets say that the creatures environment reverts back or changes again to were the now extinct organism would have been better suited? The supposed better organism would then suddenly be less equipped to survive in its environment because the genes which it now needs to survive are gone forever. They are extinct. An example of this occurs when a bacteria becomes resistant to antibiotics. Its rare when it happens but ultimately the reason for the resistance has actually been traced to a mutation. What's more, as rare and remarkable as this mutation is, the change it causes does admittedly increase that organisms chances of survival when confronted with antibiotics. But what happens to the organism once the antibiotics are removed? Typically the mutation has come at the cost of altering a protein or system that is important for the normal functioning of the bacteria. As such the mutation which once improved that organisms chances of survival, in a live or die situation, has now crippled it and limited its ability to survive, or at least compared to its un-mutated siblings.

     The forth big assumption is that 99% of all species are now extinct. This one is more of a technicality because it depends entirely on how you classify a species. I personally prefer to classify organisms by their biblical kinds, which means that if an organism is capable of reproduction then it is the same species. That being said, take a look at the entire canis genus(K9 animals foxes wolves dogs). Since they can all reproduce they are all technically the same species. That means foxes dogs, wolves, and coyotes are all the same animal. Which means if wolves were to die out, I would not count it as the extinction of the wolf species, but rather just the permanent removal of the wolves genes from the canis genepool. No less tragic yes but still. Honestly I would even go as far as to make the argument that, since the dawn of creation, their has never once been a new species. All of the variations we see in creation today can simply be attributed to the random mixing of genes that have always been present in the current genomes, MINUS the many we have lost as a result of specialization and extinction. As such I find it a little unlikely that 99% of all species are gone, because if you think about it, the bulk of them are all still technically here. They are broken disfigured shadows of what they used to be, many missing entire chunks of their genetic code but most are technically still here. The saber tooth tiger is gone but the cats are still here, yes they will never again have those terrifying jaws again, but that was simply one gene in their much larger genepool.

    If you think about it, in a interesting twist my own theory is still technically a type of evolution. After all I am arguing that in the beginning God Created two of every creature: Man, Dog, and cat, and that that all of the different varieties of cat, from the lion to the sabretooth tiger, to common house cat, all had one single pair of ancestors. The main difference however between my theory and the secular theory is that I believe in an evolutionary forest rather than a single evolutionary tree. Furthermore I believe that the original cat must have been one very frightening creature to behold indeed.

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I originally started this series because months ago I was showing off some of my personal notes from school and personal study to a friend, and he was so enthusiastic about what he read, that he recommended I post what I had written. Well I've decided to take his advice, and so a couple of times a month I plan to post some these notes in short journal entries. They are mostly just personal thoughts on various topics, though feel free to share your own thoughts on the subjects I post. Thanks and have a Great Day. I am always adding more notes to my collection and will probably never run out but I guess we will both see how long I can keep this up. So far so good. Furthermore If you would rather discuss the topics I touch on in person without people spectating then please feel free to contact me through Notes.

  • Listening to: The Left Behind Audio Book Series
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: Kingdom Come deliverance
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water
My sister just got back from Africa. Not on vacation mind you. No, Africa could not have been any further outside her comfort zone. Yet she is still hoping to go back again next year. If you think about it though, what with the bugs and the lack of running water, the almost non-existent wi-fi, and the undependable electricity, which would be out 4-5 days of the week, I honestly don't know how Africa could be anyone's comfort zone. For those who don't know, my sister is a dental hygienist, which is a sort of personal trainer for you teeth. As to the main reason why my sister journeyed to Nairobi Kenya was so that she could volunteer at Kijabe hospital in the hopes of training the countries non-existent dentists. It may surprise you to hear this,(I know it surprised me) but during her time there she managed to teach dozens of people and is now responsible for the existence of no less than 20% of the dentists now working in all of Africa. Obviously the Job wasn't easy but it certainly needed doing. Not only did she educate people about the need for dental care but she got to help a lot of people at the hospital. Sadly there is only so much one person can do. Some peoples teeth were so far gone that the best they could hope for was to just have their teeth removed, some even had late stage mouth cancer. The treatments for which, none of them could had have ever hoped to afford. Also, during my sisters stay, at the hospital, in just one day, over 60 people died just because the hospital didn't have enough blood for transfusions. During all this, my sister soldiered on and managed to make a noticeable difference in the lives of these peoples. Honestly, after seeing what she got out of the whole experience, I can certainly understand why she wants to go back. Seeing how much these people need help I know I'm not far from signing up to help out myself. Seriously though, I don't think I could even asked for such an amazing family, not in a thousand years. 
  • Listening to: The Left Behind Audio Book Series
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: Kingdom Come deliverance
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water
This is a short video I compiled of me my dad Michael and his two bike buddies from church Tim and Adam. For the six years we lived in Maryland we probably hit every single trial the state had to offer. btw I'm the camera guy. :la: Enjoy.
  • Listening to: The Left Behind Audio Book Series
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: Kingdom Come deliverance
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water

    When it comes to the theory of evolution, most know my stance. Growing up, on the road and without any real peers, I have been forced on multiple occasions to challenge my own beliefs as well as my views. As such, to the strange shock of many around me, my questions and learning which, supposedly should have weekend my faith as a believer in Christ, has in fact strengthened my faith. The reason for this may be strange but it is also simple; I have followed the data and learned that it points away from Evolution, or at the very least, away from mutations as the vehicle for evolution. For starters, not only are mutations incredibly rare, but they are mostly somatic, which means they cannot be passed on to offspring. Secondly, Significant Mutations, when they do happen are almost always harmful to the organism. Third, the nature of the mutations required for progressive evolution would have to be mutations which increase the function of an organism. Forth, literally thousands of these, increase of function mutations, would have to all occur at the same time. Lastly, despite the fact that our public schools have been promoting the theory of Evolution as an indisputable fact for years, there has in fact never once been any evidence to support that such a mutation has ever happened. To this day, there has not been any documented proof of a mutation ever increasing the amount of genetic information in a Genome. Seeing as science is supposed to be the study of nature based on repeated and carefully controlled observation, the fact that there are no records of such observations being made, has me very confused as to why the theory of Evolution is being so prominently taught in schools. After all, if I am right, the theory of Evolution is, by its very nature, Unscientific.

     I must confess however, that the lack of documentation is not for the lack of trying. On the contrary, for the past few decades or so scientists have been experimenting on fruit flies, which just so happen to be an organism with an extremely short life span. This trait is especially desirable because, in theory, it would allow scientists to easily encourage and observe mutations in the organisms and speed up the evolution of its species. And so over a period of time, these flies were exposed to radiation and mutagenic chemicals for hundreds of generations. As expected many mutations did in fact occur in the organism. However, not only did their already short life span diminish, but the fly's offspring developed rather grotesque deformities. These pitiful creatures had not only been crippled by their own damaged genetic code, but many of the present mutations rendered the creatures unable to see, move, reproduce or even fly anymore.

    Despite the lack of evidence for mutations being the driving force behind the theory of Evolution, the fact still remains that there is, in fact, evidence supporting the existence of biological changes occurring in nature. For example, the skeleton of the blue whale possesses what seems to be a vestigial bone like structure located in its hip area. This structure, which appears to be a withered misshapen leg and hip bone, would appear to serve no purpose whatsoever in the normal function of the whale. As such, Evolutionists conclude that this evidence suggests that the whale's ancestors once had some kind of dorsal appendages. Another example would be the blind newt which can be found living in some of the world’s caves. Both the whale and newt are clear examples of good supporting evidence that organisms in nature do in fact change. Also, I will even admit to believing that mutation may in fact be the driving force behind that change, however I would not call this change evolution, but rather devolution. For just as I have pointed out before, these mutations, are primarily negative and thus, just like the fruit flies, have resulted in these organism’s loss of function rather than gain of function.

     As to how these observations strengthen my faith, It should be noted that the bible teaches how because of the fall of man in the garden, Death entered the world. As such, for me, the harmful nature of mutations really does make sense when taking it all into account. Furthermore, based on these observations, it would seem to me that belief in the theory of Evolution requires just as much, if not more faith than in any other religion. Ironic, No?

  • Listening to: The Left Behind Audio Book Series
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: Kingdom Come deliverance
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water

The other day I was showing a friend of mine some of my notes and he said that he liked what I wrote. He also recommended that I share my notes. Well I've decided to take his advice, and so a couple of times a month I plan to post some of my notes in a short journal entry. They are mostly just personal thoughts on various topics, though feel free to share your own thoughts on the subjects I post. Thanks and have a Great Day.

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Everyone knows the golden rule. "Treat others as we want to be treated." Knowing this I have never met a man or woman that did not desire after respect. However, of all the creatures in this world, surely the one least deserving of any respect would be one of the Human Race. Yet, since the moment we entered the world, we have beat our chests and demanded the world fall at our feet and demand that it conform to our will. Some of us grow out of this while others resort to destroying that which refuses to agree, and conform. Shunning it and call it names. How conceded, I must be to have ever thought that the universe owed me anything. Perhaps some of us learn the foolishness of this as we grow older, and yet, no matter how hard I have tried to hide it, my pride never fails to remind me it is still there when something offends me. In fact, never is my conceit more obvious to me than when my pride becomes wounded by insults. What a strange self absorbed creature I am. Truly there is no greater level of hubris then, even the mere idea, of taking offence. But I suppose that is just what pride does. It was the original sin after all, and to this day it remains the root of all sin. Worse still, the world has grown obsessed with its own grievances. Everywhere I look it disturbs me to see how deeply pride has rooted itself in our hearts. It keeps us from dealing with truth. It distorts our vision. Makes us resistant to change, and makes us think everything is fine when it isn't. The world is broken, we are broken and there is no one to blame for it but ourselves. Pride tells us we are rich, wealthy, and having need of nothing. It keeps us from admitting our true condition. That we are anything else but small, wretched, miserable, poor, blind, naked, and broken things. HELL bent on destroying ourselves. Indeed, how dare I to get offended at mere mans words, when the only value I truly have is that which is instilled in me by the One who bought me at the price of my own sins with the shedding of His own blood.

  • Listening to: Undertale soundtrack
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: SOMA
  • Eating: Cup -o- Noodles
  • Drinking: Diet Coke

The other day I was showing a friend of mine some of my notes and he said that he liked what I wrote. He also recommended that I share my notes. Well I've decided to take his advice, and so a couple of times a month I plan to post some of my notes in a short journal entry. They are mostly just personal thoughts on various topics, though feel free to share your own thoughts on the subjects I post. Thanks and have a Great Day.

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I
n the new Testament of the Bible when Jesus talks about love he uses the word Agape, and he explains that we are to show this kind of love to everyone, even our enemy's. "Love your neighbor as yourself" he says.
To everyone unfamiliar with the ancient Greek translation of the word Agape, this commandment seems strange and unwanted at best, and disturbing and wrong at most. "Love my enemy?" you say "I mean, I can understand family and friends, but complete strangers? Hitler? How can anyone professing to be good even try to have loving feelings towards such people" But of course. You would not be wrong to think this.

Feelings, however, is not what Christ was talking about.
  He did not mean or want for us to have fond feelings for these people, That is not what Agape means. To better understand Agape, I would ask you to return to Christ's original statement "Love your neighbor as you love yourself". So how do I love myself? I mean, yeah, I take care of myself and look after my own needs first before anyone else's but I don’t really have any special feelings for myself. Honestly sometimes I cant even stand myself. Especially when I mess up. and I can tell you I have messed up pretty bad in the past. Then again, despite all my mistakes, and despite all my flaws I still seem to look after number one. Despite everything I've done or may do I still take care of myself. I'm not saying that when I make a mistake I forgive myself, at least not in the traditional sense, but neither do I condemn myself. Then again, why should I, after all, every single time my intentions were never bad. Actually most of the time they are very good. And besides, there is always the hope and chance that I will do better in the future. More times then I can count I have promised myself to do exactly that. So is this what Christ meant when he said I love myself? If so, is it possible for me to direct this type of behavior towards others? Can I put others needs before my own, Regardless of my feelings towards them? Can I give people the second chance I give myself every single time I mess up. Yes, I think this is what Christ was talking about. This is the love that changed the world forever.

  • Listening to: Undertale soundtrack
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: SOMA
  • Eating: Cup -o- Noodles
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
The other day I was showing a friend of mine some of my notes and he said that he liked what I wrote. He also recommended that I share my notes. Well I've decided to take his advice, and so a couple of times a month I plan to post some of my notes in a short journal entry. They are mostly just personal thoughts on various topics, though feel free to share your own thoughts on the subjects I post. Thanks and have a Great Day.

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Once while spending some time with a friend I found myself engaged in a rather interesting discussion on the silliness of the human race. After all there were still individuals who lived on earth who still believed that its surface was flat. This friend, despite knowing that I was a Christian, felt the need to try and end the conversation by throwing out a rather flippant remark about how he viewed creationists in exactly the same way. "They are Absolutely ridiculous" he said. Based on his reaction it was clear to me that he was not expecting a debate and I imagine he had hoped I would simply take his comment and turn the other cheek...

...I did not.

Up until that point I hadn't really had much of a problem with the idea of evolution. After all there are plenty of Christians who simply believe that evolution was the tool used by God to design and diversify his creatures.

I however do not count myself among them for one very important reason: I have observed the data and found that it doesn’t quite fit that particular worldview. (I don't mean to say I disbelieve entirely in evolution just a few of the key teachings that go with the main theory.)

Almost everyone knows about the theory of evolution. For almost half the nation, it is an undisputable fact about the nature of life, and the only rational explanation for the diversity and yet homologousness of our worlds organisms. The other half of the country, on the other hand, views evolution as nothing more than a simple bag of lie's and self delusions, poised to force itself down the throat of those who do not subscribe to its beliefs. Often I find it pretty funny when I see both sides standing on the opposite sides of the fence accusing the other side of being deluded, ignorant and simple minded. I also find it funny how both sides of the argument, more often then not, look more like two groups of angry fans rooting for two apposing sports teams. Sad to say, but I also cant help but notice that both sides seem to me a bit hypocritical. Myself included at times.

For those like my friend, who belive that Evolution is not a debate, I would first like to point out that, like all belief systems, it is in fact, currently being debated. Both by those who subscribe to its practices and those who appose its teachings. I would also like to point out that also, like all belife systems, that the majority of its subscribers have not even examined or tested their own teachings(some have). This however, is not unusual behavior. After all we humans tend to let our authority figures decide for us weather or not something should be believed or not. What's is sad is that, after we reach a certain age, we tend to do this following without questioning. Not because we trust the authority figure, (though we may in fact trust them), but rather because we are terrified of being wrong. It would, however, be dangerous and irresponsible for anyone who wishes to pull a drowning friend out of the rushing white water, to offer their hand without first making sure they have a solid footing on the shoreline. Or else both risk drowning.

  • Listening to: Undertale soundtrack
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: SOMA
  • Eating: Cup -o- Noodles
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
The other day I was showing a friend of mine some of my notes and he said that he liked what I wrote. He also recommended that I share my notes. Well I've decided to take his advice, and so a couple of times a month I plan to post some of my notes in a short journal entry. They are mostly just personal thoughts on various topics, though feel free to share your own thoughts on the subjects I post. Thanks and have a Great Day.
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If I can assume that goodness is a real thing and not something I simply conjured up out of my own head then what is goodness and were did he come from?

 Is goodness right action?

Right action would imply wrong action, and wrong action implies purpose, but according to who?

Myself? No write action was around long before I came around.

Society? Surely not, for instead of Society creating Goodness it would make more sense to me that Goodness created Society. After all, for what other reason would society happen. If it was not good for us to survive then why do we cling so desperately to that existence.

If Goodness is write action and write action is how I am supposed to be or behave, then it stands to reason that Goodness, is indeed, synonymous with purpose. However, purpose, should not exist unless I exist on purpose.  Further more, if right action or purpose cannot exist on accident, then it cannot exist in an accidental universe. By its very definition an accidental cause cannot result in a purposeful action. So then, it seems to be plausible that the origin of goodness is linked with purpose and even the origin of the universe.

So what, is this link which created the universe and gave us purpose?

Surely we have no reason to suppose it simply happened on its own. After all, everything that has ever had a beginning has had a cause.

  • Listening to: Undertale soundtrack
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: SOMA
  • Eating: Cup -o- Noodles
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
The other day I was showing a friend of mine some of my notes and he said that he liked what I wrote. He also recommended that I share my notes. Well I've decided to take his advice, and so a couple of times a month I plan to post some of my notes in a short journal entry. They are mostly just personal thoughts on various topics, though feel free to share your own thoughts on the subjects I post. Thanks and have a Great Day.
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When anyone talks about purpose I often get the impression that it is getting confused with destiny. In my own personal experience I have learned that they are distinctly different things. In simplest terms I would identify destiny as the idea of having no control over ones fate. Not just that there is a plan for us but that we have no control over our future at all. Purpose however, is simply the reason why we exist. Or the statement that we are not an accident. From the way some people talk I  get the impression that they think we can create our own purpose, as if we exist as a result of our won choices. However many of those same people seem to insist that choice is an illusion. For indeed it must be if the universe is a random ball of accidents. Therefore either purpose and freewill and goodness must be an illusion or else the universe is not an accident. I do not believe in Destiny, I also do not believe I am an accident. I believe I have a purpose.
  • Listening to: Undertale soundtrack
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: SOMA
  • Eating: Cup -o- Noodles
  • Drinking: Diet Coke

The other day I was showing a friend of mine some of my notes and he said that he liked what I wrote. He also recommended that I share my notes. Well I've decided to take his advice, and so a couple of times a month I plan to post some of my notes in a short journal entry. They are mostly just personal thoughts on various topics, though feel free to share your own thoughts on the subjects I post. Thanks and have a Great Day.
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There are those who doubt the existence of Goodness saying it is subjective. Regardless of how I judge myself, clearly I value justice and goodness as objective truth, or else I would not find myself so greatly opposed to it or show such disdain for its lack in others.

But, is what I call Goodness subjective? If so, then my disdain for others is unwarranted and I must be a mad man. After all, since the day I was born I have always behaved as though their was something wrong with the world and those who live in it. If Goodness is subjective then my being an imperfect being stops at only words. The word "Perfect" becomes an abstract Idea, and every wrong that has ever been done to me, and every wrong I have ever performed was not really wrong. But no, that likewise sounds like mad wishful thinking. Surely Goodness must be objective for I have passed Him on the street like a dear friend who I see every day. Likewise everyone else I pass on the street seams to know him just as well. Though from the way they talk about Goodness, it would seam they do not quite know Him like I do. Surely that does not make him subjective, merely it makes my perception of him subjective. Surely I would be mad to assume he did not exist at all or that he was simply something out of my head merely on the grounds that people had a different opinion about him. For if that were the case, then I would likewise have to question the existence of all of my other acquaintances. No, I must hope to my sanity that the people I see every day are all real, that you are real, and that Goodness and Justice are also real. If not, then I am, by definition, Deluded.

 

  • Listening to: Undertale soundtrack
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: SOMA
  • Eating: Cup -o- Noodles
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
The other day I was showing a friend of mine some of my notes and he said that he liked what I wrote. He also recommended that I share my notes. Well I've decided to take his advice, and so a couple of times a month I plan to post some of my notes in a short journal entry. They are mostly just personal thoughts on various topics, though feel free to share your own thoughts on the subjects I post. Thanks and have a Great Day.

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I hate liars; I have lied.

I hate thieves; I have stolen.

I hate murder; I have wished my brother and neighbors dead.

I hate everything that I am, and yet I do not seem to hate myself.

At the very least I somehow manage to forgive myself. Again and again, I tell myself that it was an accident, or It wont happen again, or even that I am getting better. True or not, whats done is done. No matter my excuses.

Does the simple fact that I am an imperfect human being justify that I am imperfect simply because my intentions are good, or do I, by my very own standards, condemn myself through my past actions.

Have I the right to judge those who lie, steal, and murder, when I myself am no better? Surely I am not so, self righteous or, hypocritical. Perhaps I could even grant others the same leniency I grant myself when I make those same mistakes. Perhaps I could tell myself that, maybe, just maybe, what they did to me was an accident, and that maybe it wont happen again. Tell myself that maybe they are getting better. True or not, I have never had any trouble forgiving myself, so why not others.

In the end I pray that God give me the strengths to love more then I Hate, and to forgive more then I hold on too. Amen.





Mark 12:28-31

  • Listening to: Undertale soundtrack
  • Reading: C.S Lewis
  • Watching: One Punch Man
  • Playing: SOMA
  • Eating: Cup -o- Noodles
  • Drinking: Diet Coke

It was on a Wednesday just two weeks ago when I was driving home from work just like every day. I wasn’t really paying attention at the time and I would even say that I had completely zoned out. Then suddenly, boom. Pot hole right under the right side of my parents car. Both tires went in and came out with a great jump. It goes without saying that I wasn’t zoned out anymore and at first everything seamed to be fine. Then the vehicle started to lists and I heard the noise I dreaded to hear. I had flattened a tire. Well fortunately I knew what to do. After all I had changed tires before and I had a spare in the trunk. Actually I was pretty pleased with myself as it had only taken me about fifteen minutes to cycle out the bad tire and put on the new one. Then as I was just getting ready to hit the road again, I noticed the indicator on my dash telling me that my tire was flat, which shouldn’t have been on anymore since I had changed the tire. Then it hit me. Stepping out I confirmed my suspicions. My back tire was flat against the ground. Now I was in trouble. My commute home is just a little over an hour and I wasn’t even half way. It was five pm and almost all of the establishments with which I could possibly buy a tire from were closed according to my phone, and even then the closest one was fifteen minutes away by car. With a sigh of defeat I called my folks and told them what had happened and they guided me through the process of using my triple A card. In less then fifteen minutes I was told that getting my vehicle towed and the tires replaced was going to cost me about $500 dollars. The repairs would also not be finished till later tomorrow afternoon. Leaving me without transportation to work the fallowing morning. I was in quite the little pickle. Hanging up the phone it suddenly occurred to me that of all the places I had turned to for help, that I hadn't yet turned to the one I should have at the get go. And so, on my knees, outside the car I asked God for a way out that didn’t involve me breaking my wallet. I imagine that I cut quite the pathetic figure sitting there on the side of the road. I didn’t expect much to happen, after all I knew it was my own fault and the most effective way to teach me not to let it happen again would be to make me pay for it and I was ready to do it. Then looking up from my prostration I notice with a shock the building on the opposite side of the road from me. It was a Good Year tire dealer/mechanic. The first thing I noticed about the place was that the lights were out. Spirits lifted for a moment then dropped almost just as quick. Regardless, I decide to check their hours of business online. Strange enough this particular building was not registered on google, though the website stated that their buildings usually close a half-hour ago. I'm not quite sure what possessed me to walk across the street to confirm my misfortune though I have a guess. Sure enough, despite the lights being out, they were not only open, but they had my tire size. On sale too, but only if I bought more than one. Which, of course, I needed two. I made it home out of that little self inflicted drama only three hours behind and only $170 dollars poorer. Some may call it luck, however I know better. Too often I end up in train recs and walk away unscathed. How many times must the dice come up seven before some one realizes their dice is loaded. How many people can say they flattened two tires on the side of the road right in front of a tire store. Had it not been me every single time I would probably not believed it. Something to think about.

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Sorry I been away so long everyone :aww: Graduation happened so fast and then I moved to a new state and just before getting settled I went and got employed almost immediately. Just to add onto the drama my youngest brother is now getting married in April. I am now a full time Science, Math and Art Teacher at Calvary Chapel Christian School in Brownsville PA. and I a have to say I love my new job. Its a lot harder then I expected but its also very rewarding. Everyone should know that on the side I have been getting three other book outlines ready for this summer with which I intend to make some great progress. I am not done DA not by half. Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas/Quanza/Hannukah/etc. :aww:
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I am Graduating!!:squee: Its been a long and hard journey but I made it. Further more, My book is now finally getting published. just got off the phone with my publisher yesterday and things are looking great. My Graduation is on the 23rd so in just a little bit. Also my next summer job with the boy scouts is coming up which means I'm about to have another three months of alone time with my computer in order to get started on my next novel. New camp so Im not sure If I will have internet when I get there but either way I should have a new book when I get back at the end of the summer. Hope to see you all there, by the time I get back my newest book should be on both Amazon and Barns & Noble. See you all on the other side :happybounce:
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My senior show Begins tomorrow. Graduation is close. I doubt anyone lives near Bowie but the event is open. My work will be displayed in the main Gallery of the Fine and Performing Arts Center. I will also be present for the entirety of the reception. 
Link to Invite on my website: jeremyburner.com/senior-show-a…

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Sorry Ive been missing in action for so long guys. Unfortunatly Its crunch time for me right now as I graduate this May. With my priorities set I havent compleatly shelved my other projects. However because of the amount of work involved in the process I have posponed publication of The Dragon and the Onion Girl untill closser to graduation. Dont worry though as it turns out this may be a very good thing as it has given me time to fully illustrate the entire book. Ill admit I have fallen a bit behind on posting my work but ill try to have all my new illustrations up shortly. 
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Fallen Image

(Synopsis):
"What if you weren't on Earth when the Apocalypse happened? What if the only remaining tie to your humanity was your soul? Donald Kane wasn't on earth when it happened but now he is stranded on an alien planet, light-years away from everything he has ever known and now its gone and he is a member of an endangered species. For now."

:la:I start writing this weekend. also me and my editor are going over the final draft to "The Dragon and the Onion girl" tomorrow. I should have the updated version of everything up soon after that, and hopefully I can get it published soon after that. Thanks for the support guys. looking forward to writing this new one.:happybounce:


PS. I think I have a really Idea for a sequel to "The Dragon and the Onion girl." until further notice I'm going to title that project The Dragon King and when I get around to writing it will pick up right after the first one ended. keep in mind I expect this one to be on the shelf for a bit but who knows, I might get to write it sooner than you think.
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Hello folks, it may or may not interest you to know that I have made some serious progress with my book the Dragon and the Onion Girl and that after a whole year of writing and editing it is almost completely done. I will be uploading the new chapter as soon as I finish editing chapter 10, which could be some time later this Friday... maybe Monday.

Another big thing of news is that on November first, five days from now I intend to start work on my next novel and enter it in the National Novel Writing Month competition, which is held every November. I will be uploading it chapter by chapter like I did the last one, and I hope to finish the first draft before the end of the contest in December. Its a crazy pace I know, but I am inspired, I already have a rough outline which I will attempt to clean up later this week. Its rather fun to think that I started my last book around the same time this year.
The Novel doesn't have an official name yet, but the story will chronicle the adventures of Donald Cane as he suddenly becomes shipwrecked with his commanding officer on an alien planet just after an attack from the Bugs(still need to give them a name) who are another advanced alien race who are out to exterminate humanity.


PS. I have just finished putting together a rough outline of two future books that take place in the Dragon and the Onion Girl universe, and have begun outlining the immediate sequel. I wouldn't expect them for a while though. I at least want to have the sequel to Gabriel out first.
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:la: Im so excited my book is now writen and Ive already got a cover design. More big news, just managed to get a hold of my editor yesterday, and as excited as he is about the new book, he made it very clear to me that I have a lot of work to do. National Novel Writing Month is only two months away and If I hope to start on my next novle in time to participate I am going to have to really nuckle down. Still not decided on which book I want to work on for the compitition but Im leaning more towards my sci-fi story. One way or another my priority right now is to finish The Dragon and The Onion Girl.
    The Queen by Jeremy-Burner          Don 2.0 by Jeremy-Burner         A long way from human by Jeremy-Burner         Don's Transformation by Jeremy-Burner

The Changes to expect In The Dragon and The Onion Girl:
Amung the most dramatic changes comming is to chapter ones structure and pacing. That should take me a bit as is. Next is my anatagonist, he is getting changed. I have also gotten a lot of sincere feedback from people telling me that most of the story Greta tells in chapter 2 comes off as a little preachy, so another big focus is cutting it down and making it seam a little less out of left feild. Probobly one of the hardest things im likly going to have to do however is a cut chapter 6 and merge it with chapter 7. Still talking this over with my editor but Im willing to make sacrifices for the story. One of the less hard things we are going to do is flush out and take care of all the lose ends I didnt resolve by the end of the last chapter. We found at least 9 big ones.
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