day from Union Square the crowd usually moves north to Madison
Square Garden where the convention is actually taking place.
of these pictures look like a lynch mob out to burn Bush at the
I snapped a picture as the crowd stormed by this old man. His
facial expression sums up the scene perfectly.
Then there was this guy who had orange spots on his teeth (how
does that happen?) who wouldn't go away! Apparently he had worked
with Colyn for about three days before he was fired, and now whenever
she runs into him he's completely impossible to ditch.
There were a few times when the crowd would build and we thought
we'd lost him, but then there he'd be over your right shoulder
like he had a rope tied to us or something.
There was even a point where Colyn and I started to run, making
a mad dash through the crowd. I was zipping through parked cars,
and around crowds of people. I even lost Colyn for a moment.
usually pretty good at losing someone like this, but wouldn't
you know it, when I'd look behind me there he'd be running as
fast as he could to keep up. Finally, I just said to him "It
was nice to meet you. Colyn and are are leaving now"
and we shook hands and he left. Sometimes it's really just that
we finally got to Madison Square Garden the crowd was stopped
a block or so away by police and their barricades. Then we were
quickly caged up in a pen with only one exit.
Things got even creepier I looked over head. In all the buildings
surrounding the pen were cops with binoculars.
I mean, I realize that they have to keep an eye on the situation,
but actually witnessing that eye in the sky looming over you,
it can be intimidating.
These four picture were all taken by me as I turned 45 degrees,
snapped a picture, turning another 45 degrees, snap, and so fourth.
This is the technique being used by the police all over the city
to keep the protesters under control. A major police presence.
That's a lot of uniformed jocks.
let it be know that, at least where I was, things went down without
That is, at least until I found the actual TARGET TERROR video
game at the Taco Bell on 14th and 7th. The I did what any red
blooded American would do:
Kill those fuckin' Terrorists.
I wish you could see it better here but that's actually a plane
flying into the White House.
So far I've yet to see a better more efficient exploitation of
9/11. In it there's terrorists in stileto heels and garter belts
shooting at you, guys high jacking airplanes and even an outragous
animated depiction of the plane flying into the White House! And
I get all the hate mail?!? What the fuck?
yeah, I went to the protests, fought the system and then I saved
America from the Terrorists and got 5th highest score. This time
the Terrorists definitely did not win.
used to practice black magic, read tarrot cards and perform
hypnosis on people.
I really believe
that god who is able to do all things was able to get those
animals into that ark. Also, just as god was able to make
man out of dirt, he is able do do whatever he wants through
any of his creations. He used aron abd moses and a stick,
to lead the isrealites out of egypt. He turned water to blood
sent locusts sent pestilance. God can and does controll all
things that he has not given free will.
i believe in miracles,
because I am a miracle. There are many alcoholics and drug
addicts that die because of there addictions. I used to be
hooked on drugs and alcohol, I was a very dark person, i used
to practice black magic, read tarrot cards and perform hypnosis
on people. I used to have to take medicine to calm me down.
I was a person that would steal wherever i went. I would steal
make up, candy beer.
I used to walk
the streets of flagler beach at night looking for drunks that
would buy me alchol. Id sleep at strange mens houses, for
the weekends, just so I could get booze.or weed, or pills.
I ws never sober, I started stealing when i was 13, and smoking
cigaretes when i was 13, at 14 i started drinking, also smoking
weed. and pills. I used to mutialte myself, i would cut myself
my arms, and burn my skin with the firey end of a lit cigarette,
i still have the scars. I felt damned,depressed and hopless.
I went to jail for a false i.d and had to do probation.
well, bob i am
happy to say,i am sober for almost three years,i quit all
the drugs and booze in rehab on dec 18th, when i was 19. I
am 21, ill be 22 in nov. bob, i quit smoking when i was 18.
Because i went to a christian healing service here in town.
while i was there i believed thatgod could heal me of cigarette
smoking and attention deficite disorder, the disorder i had
to take medicine for. well, after that day i stopped smoking.
And i do not take medicine any more.
I am a miracle,
and i lived through some things people have died from. I know
the holy spirit, i know my lord jesus. And since god is real,
i choose to believe his word. No matter how silly or unbeleiveable
it might sound to you. To me it sounds just, right and true.
miricles happen everyday in my life. especially when i feel
like giving up, then i pray to my lord, and i do give up,
buti trustin him, then it seems like the very next day, i
am all better somhow i have the strength to move on, all of
a suden i have joy. i can think clear. Thatis a miricle.it
might seem small, but to go from wanting ot die, to being
able ot live all of a sudden is pretty neat to me.
I used to be catholic
bob, i get the feeling you might have been also. And you have
been turned off by religion. You must be angry at a god that
you once believed in. Now you are pretending not to believe,
to hurt god. But somewhere deep inside you still believe,
you just want more proof,
,Abd you are hurting
him. Becsue he loves you. so your rebellion is hurting him,
but your in luck, for there are many that have turned away,
thatgod has brought back. I was raised lovin him, but i turned,
and he brought me back. i know he is able to bring you back
well, i really
like hearing form you, and i feel you are a very uniqueindividual
and very inteligen with a good sence of humor, you make a
lot of sense, but I have the mind of christ now. and i look
at things in a different way, in a different realm, called
the realm of faith. I let god teach me, and guide me i lean
upon his understanding and not my own.
well god bless
you bob, may god keep you and show you he exists and save
you from your disbeleif.
you no that god had the jews circumcised as a sign for
the tru circumsicion. think about what happens to the
genitals when they are circumsised. it reveals what is
under the skin. now theat thing that was once convered
is open and revealed. now consider how many layers they
had to cut until the male member was fully revealed. and
the person looking at it could see a difference.
how old where you when you stopped believing in the bible?
what made you realise "fantasy lands" were only in your head.
What is a fantasy land to you. how do you think this world
was created? if it was the big bang then what caused that?
And what caused the thing that caused the big bang?
And if god is
real, then why wouldnt the bible be tru. What other book tells
who god is. The bible says god is one, but he is the father
the son and the holy spirit. He is mercyful, slow to anger,
full of grace, he is wise and brave. He is jealouse, What
other book tells us what makes god happy. According to the
bible the thing thjat makes god happy is faith. What other
book emphasises that there is no other gods. What other book
talks about all the other relaigions the way the bible does.
The bible speaks of humans woshiping images of baal, worshipping
things made with ther hands, woeshipong animal, worshiping
well there are
still religions where people worhsip animals likein hinduism,
also they worship statues, the buddas have a big ol budda
guy that they carry in the car for luck. Now there are religions
tht say there is one god buthe is what ever we see him to
be, he is the air the wter the birds , he is the living essence
inside all thigs.
Yes that makes
sense, but if god is jesus, and the father and the spirit
he cant also be a tree, or a plant. If god is just a living
energy with no mind or no plan then there cant be a son or
The thing is,
the bible although written by man, says somthing no other
That god has one
only begotten son, that means a son that came out of his belly.
Moreover, that there is only one god who is god of all. that
you will ahve eternal life by believing jesus is gods son
sent to save us form our sin. That jesus and god are one.
That the blood of jesus actually cleans us and enables us
to know god and talk to him and be lead by him ` That you
must be born again of spirit and water, in order to enter
into the kingdom of heaven. The blood of jesus saves you,
but to enter into the kingdom you gotta recive that holy ghost.
the bible says
thatwe are filthy onthe inside and the only way we are purifyed
is by the blood of jesus.
Now, lets see what
many religions say about getting to heaven. many religions
have a set of "rules" that you must follow, an outline for
salvation if you will. The set of rules vary depending on
the certain relgion. But one thing all religion does have
in common is a set of rules.
so the bible is
different from religion because of jesus, yes jesus cam ot
earth and said, hey you arent gonna see god by followng your
law. He said eat of this bread of life, i am the bread of
life, those who believe in me shall not die but have everlasting
life. he said, you must eatof my flesh and drink of my blood.
he said before abraham and moses was, I AM. he said you pharasees
hypocrits, you make clean the outside of the cup but on the
inside you are full of worms and the bones of dead men.
isnt that tru,
arent we all fake. dont we justifye our lies. Dont we try
and appear like good people, dont we follow the 10 commanments.
did you know that god did not create the 10 commandments for
us to follow? no he created them to show us that we could
not follow theos commandments wih our heart. jesus said, if
you hate you brother, you have already murdered him. jesus
said if you lust after a woman and you are married you have
already commited adultery. did you no that god had the jews
circumcised as a sign for the tru circumsicion. think about
what happens to the genitals when they are circumsised it
reveals what is under the skin. now theat thing that was once
convered is open and revealed. now consider how many layers
they had to cut until the male member was fully revealed.
and the person looking at it could see a difference.
ye the foreskin of you hearts" jesus revealed an amazing truth
about the state of our hearts with those words. he told us
we are hypocrits liers, theifs murderers fornicators.jesus
said the heart of man is evil and form it proceed wickedness,
murders fornications, divers lusts adultries, etc. pride boastfulness
can we fix the state of out hearts bob? Surely "being" a good
person. and "doing" what is right cannot change our wicked
thoughts or desires.
"oh but maybe if
we keep "being" a "good' person we will eventully change our
sorry bob, we cant,
its called sin. Its a disease we have, iniquity goes deeper
than sin bob, its the yucky stuff in our own hearts that we
dont even no is there. The stuff under the forskin man.
we cant just cut
it off ourselves. we are in a habit of covering it up and
hiding from god. Like adam and eve. We are in a habit of justifying
or selves andbalming people. so we run form our maker, we
know deep down inside..that he is god and we have been disobedient,
afraid he will kill us or even worse...tell us who we are
cut away that foreskin and make us bleed, and scream and moan
and feel terrible, and feel shame. oooh no not shame, ooh
no here comes god, the mone that always speaks the truth we
better run before god makes us see how small we are. oh no
here comes god to tell me that i am not him, that i am not
all powerul, thati am not all knowing that i did not create
a darn thing in this world. that i am being bad, oooh sh***
.whatamm i gonna do?
bob, no one wants
to feel this way, and yes if you get around god, thats how
yuor gonna feel, but thats why god had to send jesus, thats
why god had to make a law. to demonstrate thatwe were wicked.
a man came up to jesus and said"master. i am a good person
, i follow all the 10 commandments, i have never hurt anyone"
and i really dig you jesus, io know your the christ, wow i
admire you. This man was rich by the way, the bible emphasizes
that. so..you no what jesus said..."mr.Truth" "says he basicly
said "thats great..how about you sell..allll that you own
and come follow me right now" oooh no he didnt, he pretty
much said, yea you love me al right ooh yea you think i am
the messiah...then sell all you own you freakin liar...if
you really knew who i was you would no that followng me is
better than all your earthly riches.
now the bible says
thatthatman was sad...so he obviosly didnt know he was full
of crap. iniquity bob, that is eniquity. thats why we need
jesus..there are just some things that he knows thatwe just
dont...and he died on that cross so we could be unafraid to
come to him...he said all we need to do is repent for our
sin. Because he alreay noes our dirty spotis, when he died
on the cross he became able to clean those spots....but we
need to be the nes to ask him to forgive us..to ask him to
clean us....to recieve him.
we like "being
good people" so we can "clean" ourselves and lean on our "own
understanding" because we are scared of what we cannot understand.
and we run from that fear. Butfear is only an emotion and
there is nothing to be afraid of, out god loves us..and he
wants us with him..and he predestined us to be conformed into
his image all we need ot do is lean on him..and trsuthim.,..anf
believe jesus is our savior
peace bettter than pain killers
why you have turned away from religion and you are absolutly
right, pelpl ecan not be trusted and who ever tod you that
god was watching your every move just waiting to punish you
lied. God is waitiing for you with tears in his eyes brother.
He wants to love you, and fill thathole inside,thathole thatwe
all have unless we fill it with somthing other than god.
god isnt mad at
you for your sin...thats why jesus died...now you can shake
off that guilt and shame and recive gods grace. byt just saying
jesus I ant you in my life..i accept you come into my heart
and show me all my iniquity and heal me
i just need to
tell you thative have been leaning onthe lord for over 2 years.
and i have come to know him..and i was always feeling that
when ever i would pray to him..he would condem me for being
the wretch thati am at heart and in life...but instead he
comforted me..instead he blessed me instead he gave m joy...instead
he forgave me. instead he brought me closer to him.
its the times thati
am to full of myself to run to his throne of grace that god
gives me the cold shoulder. Bu when i come to him...he gives
me nothin but love. and hell do the same for you...his spirit
is better than drugs man...his peace bettter than pain killers...his
presence better than a man by my side his attention more satisfying
than the attention of millions of people at once who doint
really love me. he really knows me, and he really cares about
my problems and he really wants to help me and provode for
me and lead me into peace and keep me with him by his rivers
of peace and give me life ..and he really wants to do that
for you. this is the truth...and jesus sayd..that his sheep
will hear his words..and the rest will not.
do you har his
words of truth bob..or are you likethe rest...
My feeling about those forty paragraphs you emailed me is
that your imaginary friend has gotten way out of hand. Losing
one's self to an imaginary friend is an easy thing to do if
he/she/it convinces you that you're a wretched, filthy, fake,
terrible person, while at the same time offering up the understanding
and compassion you need to escape those insecurities about
yourself. This is the exact same method a scam artist uses
to lure the weak into their power.
I know that you're
not going to be receptive to all I'm going to say but I think
that people do have the power to be good and do good all by
themselves without admitting they are the scum of the earth.
It is not a miracle to get off drugs and stop bad behavior.
I think it's horrible that your god teaches you that you're
ugly, then offers Himself up as your only hope. In all actuality,
if there really were a God He would not command such admissions,
or rub your face in your own insecurities, having you wallow
in ugly self loathing (unless He is an evil god).
A good god would
have you be proud without Him, an individual with individual
ideas, some that fail and others that succeed, but all without
any interference from the Supreme Being over your head. That
is what a god (if He existed) would desire. Not worship. Not
Sheep. Not a billion slaves being told to think the same thoughts
and that the only true fulfillment is found in worshipping
Him, as he defies logic, keeping Himself hidden and veiled
and His existence always shrouded in mystery. This is not
how a supreme being would operate, unless he was created by
man. Quite simply, an imaginary god invented by men would
behave this way.
You can reason
this behavior out all that you want but the fact is is you
think He's exactly what you need, and you are far too weak
and lowly to question that. It's sad the state of affairs
we're in when the purpose of our existence is to be wretched
and filthy, seeking fulfillment in an invisible creator. What
a pitiful, waste of an existence that would be.
Rena, there are
no gods and goddesses, ghosts and spirits, giants, unicorns,
elves or Smurfs. You are an adult and have the power to make
your own decisions and control your own behavior. Somehow
you've been convinced you do not, and that is the saddest
thing of all.