Friday, May 06, 2016

"Wilt thou be made whole?" - Drugs and Obama vs. Trump

Abandoned Paddy Fields around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Nuclear Waste Disposal Bags Accumulated around Fukushima Daiichi

Gate to an Abandoned Town Area around Fukushima Daiichi

Drugs and Obama vs. Trump

Drugs and violence are so prevalent in the US.
Prison population explosion in the United States
FACT: 1 in 100 U.S. citizens is now confined in jail or prison.
FACT: This burden is borne disporportionately by racial and ethnic minorities.
1 out of every 15 African American men
1 out of every 36 Hispanic men

FACT: The U.S. incarcerates more people per capita than 26 of the largest European nations.
In other statistics, 716 out of 100,000 Americans are in jails, which is the world No.1.  In this statistics about 223 countries, Japan is the 196th with 54 out of 100,000 Japanese put in jails.
Basic Data
(Total Annual Drug Arrests in the US, by Type)
(2014) Of the 1,561,231 arrests for drug law violations in 2014, 83.1% (1,297,384) were for possession of a controlled substance. Only 16.9% (263,848) were for the sale or manufacturing of a drug.
(2013) Of the 1,501,043 arrests for drug law violations in 2013, 82.3% (1,235,358) were for possession of a controlled substance. Only 17.7% (265,685) were for the sale or manufacturing of a drug.
(2012) Of the 1,552,432 arrests for drug law violations in 2012, 82.2% (1,276,099) were for possession of a controlled substance. Only 17.8% (276,333) were for the sale or manufacturing of a drug.
(2011) Of the 1,531,251 arrests for drug law violations in 2011, 81.8% (1,252,563) were for possession of a controlled substance. Only 18.2% (278,687) were for the sale or manufacturing of a drug.
(2010) Of the 1,638,846 arrests for drug law violations in 2010, 81.9% (1,342,215) were for possession of a controlled substance. Only 18.1% (296,631) were for the sale or manufacture of a drug.
(2007) Of the 1,841,182 arrests for drug law violations in 2007, 82.5% (1,518,975) were for possession of a controlled substance. Only 17.5% (322,207) were for the sale or manufacture of a drug.
(Total Number of Arrests in the US, 1973 and 2014) 
In 1973, there were 328,670 arrests reported by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) for drug law violations, out of a total 9,027,700 arrests nationwide for all offenses. Also that year, authorities reported 380,560 arrests for all violent crimes and 1,448,700 arrests for all property offenses. 
In 2014, there were 1,561,231 arrests for drug law violations out of a total 11,205,833 arrests nationwide for all offenses. Also in 2014, authorities reported 498,666 arrests for all violent crimes and 1,553,980 arrests for all property offenses.
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 So, 1.5 million Americans are arrested annually for drug-related crimes, which suggest more than 15 million Americans are using drugs.
Nearly 20 percent of whites have used cocaine, compared with 10 percent of blacks and Latinos, according to a 2011 survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — the most recent data available.

Higher percentages of whites have also tried hallucinogens, marijuana, pain relievers like OxyContin, and stimulants like methamphetamine, according to the survey. Crack is more popular among blacks than whites, but not by much. 

Drug arrest for sales and possession
Drug arrests for sales or possession
In 2007, according to the UCR, law enforcement agencies nationwide made an estimated 14 million arrests for all criminal infractions except traffic violations. Among the specific categories, the highest arrest counts were --
  • 1.8 million for drug abuse violations;
  • approximately 1.4 million for driving under the influence;
  • 1.3 million for simple assaults; and
  • 1.2 million for larceny-thefts.
But how much money is involved in the illegal drug-related business?
In January 2012, the U.S. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy asked RAND to generate national estimates of market sizes for four illicit drugs: cocaine (including crack), heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine (meth). (RAND was not asked to assess prescription drug misuse.) Using data from 2000 to 2010 for each drug, the study estimated the number of users, expenditures, and consumption. The results show that drug users in the United States spend on the order of $100 billion annually on all four drugs (in 2010 dollars). This figure has been stable over the decade, but there have been important shifts in the drugs being purchased.
When Obama became US President in 2009, the number of Arrests for Illicit Drugs Annually in the US was 1,663,582.  And the number in 2014 was 1,561,231.  President Obama cannot improve the situation so much.

But, if Trump becomes US President, less improvement is expected, though he doesn't use any drugs.

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Joh 5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
Joh 5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
Joh 5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
Joh 5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

"Master, we have toiled all the night" - A Lesson from the Wedding Feast at Cana

Fukushima Station, Japan

A Lesson from the Wedding Feast at Cana

Who are the parents of the mother of Christ Jesus?
In the second century, a devout Christian sought to supply a fuller account of Mary’s birth and family, to satisfy the interest and curiosity of believers. An apocryphal gospel, known as the Protevangelium of James or The Nativity of Mary, appeared. It included legendary stories of Mary’s parents Joachim and Anne. These stories were built out of Old Testament narratives of the births of Isaac and of Samuel (whose mother’s name, Hannah, is the original form of Anne), and from traditions of the birth of John the Baptist. In these stories, Joachim and Anne—the childless, elderly couple who grieved that they would have no posterity—were rewarded with the birth of a girl whom they dedicated in infancy to the service of God under the tutelage of the temple priests.
It is said that the father of Joseph, the father of Jesus, is Jacob.  But who was the mother of the father of Christ Jesus?

One interesting episode about Christ Jesus is wedding at Cana:
John 2:1-11 states that while Jesus was attending a wedding in Cana with his disciples, the party ran out of wine. Jesus' mother (unnamed in John's Gospel) told Jesus, "They have no wine," and Jesus replied, "O Woman, what has this to do with me? My hour has not yet come." His mother then said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you" (John 2:3-5). Jesus ordered the servants to fill containers with water and to draw out some and take it to the chief steward waiter. After tasting it, without knowing where it came from, the steward remarked to the bridegroom that he had departed from the custom of serving the best wine first by serving it last (John 2:6-10). John adds that: "Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee and it revealed his glory and his disciples believed in him (John 2:11)".
This is a very rare occasion that Christ Jesus attended a social ceremony.  And, in this wedding feast, Mother Mary gave an instruction to the servants.  She seems to have some authority there.  But, as Mother Mary had no brothers and sisters, this must not be marriage related to her parents' home.  And especially Christ Jesus seems to have been obliged to attend the wedding feast by accompanying His mother.  But who's wedding was it?

If it had not been related to Mother Mary's parents' home, it must have been related to the house of Jesus' father, Joseph.  But Joseph did not look like attending the feast.  Rather, it looks like Christ Jesus attended the feast in lieu of His father Joseph.

However, according the Gospels, when Jesus returned to Nazareth, some villagers tried to kill Him by pushing Him out of a cliff.

So, it is estimated that Joseph had already left the village, Nazareth, for some difficult reason.  But there was wedding whose feast the parents of Christ Jesus were obliged to attend.  As Joseph was absent, Mother Mary asked Christ Jesus to accompany her.  And, Joseph did not return to Nazareth and took up his duty in the village.  Accordingly, villagers did not have good feeling to Mother Mary and Christ Jesus in Nazareth.  It is interesting where Joseph had gone, leaving his wife Mary.

Anyway, the couple whose wedding had been blessed by Christ Jesus through His attendance at their wedding feast seem to have not been very much grateful to Christ Jesus, since there were no mentions about them in the Gospels.

Christ Jesus said to be kind to thankless people.  So, the miracle in wedding at Cana was described in the Bible.

By the way, the servants must have hidden some wine in a vase for water for themselves.  Christ Jesus could see through it.  So, He said to pour water from the vase, which was actually hidden wine.

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Luk 5:4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
Luk 5:5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
Luk 5:6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

"Blessed are they that mourn" - Millions of Followers of the Antichrist


Millions of Followers of the Antichrist

It may be time to think about the Second Coming of Christ Jesus and anti-Christ.
In some Christian eschatologies Jesus, the Christ or Christian Messiah, will appear in his Second Coming to Earth to face the Antichrist, who will be the greatest false messiah in Christianity. Just as Christ is the savior and the ideal model for humanity, his opponent will be a single figure of concentrated evil, according to Bernard McGinn. 
In Islamic eschatology, Masih ad-Dajjal is an anti-messiah figure (similar to the Christian concept of Antichrist), who will appear to deceive humanity before the second coming of "Isa",[4] as Jesus is known by Arabic-speaking Muslims. 
In some schools of non-legalistic medieval Jewish eschatology, a comparable (parodic) anti-Messiah figure, son of a virgin, is called Armilus, "a king who will arise at the end of time against the Messiah, and will be conquered by him after having brought much distress upon Israel."[5] The concept of an antichrist is absent in traditional Judaism; however, in the medieval diaspora, his inevitable destruction is narrated as the symbol of ultimate victory of good over evil in the Messianic age.
From the beginning there were many enemies of Christ Jesus.  And there were many unbelievers.

They may be categorized as follows:
1) Those who hate God since they love evil while they hate good.
2) Those who cannot accept the teaching of Christ Jesus as they love money and pursue desire.
3) Those who are brainwashed by evil spirits or Satan.
4) Those who cannot feel love or compassion to the poor, the weak, or unhappy people.
5) Those who cannot believe existence of God.

In this global economy, businesses are trying hard to sell their goods and services.  If consumers don't like their goods and services, businesses will go bankrupt.  So, they have to make consumers want their goods and services.  Those companies use TV commercials and every channel for advisement to arouse lust of consumers.  They present fabulous and luxurious goods and life styles using good looking actors and actresses.  They further offer attractive financial goods to rich consumers.  And consumers try to get big money to purchase those goods and services to satisfy their desire.  But there are all directed to the hell, since behind the scene of this commercialism there is Satan.

So, in this era of global economy, the Antichrist may appear as a smart and successful business leader.

Indeed, there seem to be millions of followers of the Antichrist in the global business community.  That is why you must not admire successful business men and billionaires.

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Mat 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Mat 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Mat 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

"Who had his dwelling among the tombs" - Then What is God?

Paddy Fields around Tokyo

Then What is God?

Everybody knows that one and one is equal to two, and two and two is four.

We live in the universe where this kind of arithmetic is valid and correct.  And scientists believe that this kind of arithmetic is valid and correct in any universes that are created from vacuum energy.

Then no matter how many different universes are created from vacuum energy, they are in the same  group of universes where that kind of arithmetic is valid and correct.

What I mean is there are other groups of universes where such arithmetic is no more valid and correct.  Such universes must be generated from different types of energy than vacuum energy.

The modern physics cannot handle a universe where different mathematics is prevailing.  And, the modern science cannot even assume different mathematics than ours.  But proof or denial of existence of such a different mathematical system cannot be done using our mathematics.

Conversely, if a mathematical system we use is the only one in all the groups of universes, why is it so?  To prove it, some system above the mathematical system is necessary.  Then, what is such a superior system?

It tells that everything we take for granted might be just a tiny part of large-scale hierarchical truth.

In deed, what are we?  What is our universe?  What is our mathematical system?  Are they all a tiny part of large-scale hierarchical truth?

It means that there is a limit of our ability.  It is only effective in our universe based on our mathematical system.  And there must be many different types of universes and mathematical systems.

And, above them all, God must exist.  God must be creators of all these different types of groups of universes.  But then, what is God?

We can only live in love of God and we can think of God in love of God.  We only have to love God with all of our might and ability.  

Many-worlds interpretation
It is important to keep in mind that the multiverse view is not actually a theory, it is rather a consequence of our current understanding of theoretical physics. This distinction is crucial. We have not waved our hands and said: “Let there be a multiverse”. Instead the idea that the universe is perhaps one of infinitely many is derived from current theories like quantum mechanics and string theory.

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Mar 5:2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
Mar 5:3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
Mar 5:4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
Mar 5:5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

"And he opened his mouth" - The Last Issue for the Mankind

Shinjuku, Tokyo

The Last Issue for the Mankind

As our scientific knowledge advances, the final issue for mankind should appear: Is there any super-intelligence that created this universe?

This universe is thought to have been created from the so-called vacuum energy.  This energy was transformed to time and space and further to elemental particles that constituted atoms, resulting in this material world in which we live.

Without specific design at the phase of the vacuum energy, this universe and the nature and further this material world are impossible.  So, this fact leads to recognition of God as the Creator.

But some unbelievers might claim that a spate of physical laws that contributed to the building of this nature must be generated only by chance.  However, as I mentioned, the possibility of the establishment of those physical conditions by chance is almost zero.  And the possibility that we were born and live in the universe is also almost zero.  It means that we are now living in this rare universe is almost a dream.  Our consciousness or self-recognition of our own existence must be a fantasy rather than reality.

So, those unbelievers of God should admit that there was a great designer of this universe at the beginning of the vacuum energy phase.

Somebody, almost 14 billion years ago, must have designed the vacuum energy so that it can develop to the universe and the nature we see around us today.

Therefore, the last issue for the mankind is to know who he was that designed this universe.  Though the answer is God, we have to prove it and we have to know how God designed it, so that we may have more confidence in God.

So, 1000 years later, the mankind may prove that this universe was created by God and how God created it.  And that is the last phase of development of the science of the mankind.

However, without modern science, those who believed in God were saved and allowed to enter Heaven.  We don't have to put the highest priority on the development of science.

Nonetheless, it is a mystery to solve why God created this universe for the mankind.

Figure 1. From inflation 13.8 billion years ago to the present. © 2015 The University of Tokyo.

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Mat 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Mat 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Monday, May 02, 2016

"into the country of the Gadarenes" - Conscience is More Important than any Religion


Conscience is More Important than any Religion

One of the most profound teaching of Christ Jesus is to take up one's own cross and follow Him.

It is summarized by Christianity that teaches that everyone is a sinner.

How many times would a typical man tell lies in his life?  How many times would a typical man hurt others on purpose with or without justification?  How many times would a typical man neglect victims?  How many times would a typical man betray others for his profit?  How many times would a typical man refuse to support justice for his feeling or pride?  How many times would an ordinary man silence his conscience?

But if there is somebody that is poorer than you, you are a sinner.  If there is somebody that is unhappier than you, you are a sinner.  Only the poorest and unhappiest man is free from sin.  But there is no such a living man, since the poorest and unhappiest should die soon.  Every living man has his own cross.

In this world, everyone is taught that he or she has a right to be rich and happy.  But Christ Jesus never said that everyone has a right to be rich and happy.  To be rich and happy means to love oneself more than anybody.  But Christ Jesus said that one must love God than him or her.

So, essentially, a man has no right to be rich or happy.  Therefore, this civilization of the mankind is based on wrong teaching, belief, and principle.

Indeed, a rich and happy man has a heavy cross to carry, though he would not even carry it.  But, at the last judgment on him, he must face it.

In this context, conscience is more important than any religion.  Because religion is invented by man but conscience is created by God.  That is why there have been many non-Christians who have been saved and admitted into Heaven.

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Mar 5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
Mar 5:2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
Mar 5:3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

Sunday, May 01, 2016

"Then they went out of the city" - What 2.3 billion Christians of Today Mean

Around Tokyo

What 2.3 billion Christians of Today Mean

In these 2000 years, God sent His Son only once to the human world.  But why only once?

If God had sent His Son, say, once per century, we must have already 20 Christ Jesus'.  The world should have been more improved.  But God did not send His Son any more, though the second coming of Christ Jesus was promised.

If God had simply wanted to improve the human world, we naturally think that He should have sent His Son to the human world so many times till the mankind really followed the teaching of God.  But, He didn't.  God even did not punish people who did not believe in Christ Jesus in a clear manner, though bad guys often collapsed for themselves in their lives.

What I want to say is that if God had really wanted to correct human beings and make them have right faith in God, He must have sent Christ Jesus 10 times or 100 times but not only once in these 2000 years.

Nonetheless from another perspective, God might have sent His Son so many times after the mission by Christ Jesus 2000 years ago.  Today there are 2.3 billion Christians.  But, when Christ Jesus was preaching by himself, those who became His followers seems to have been only 120.
There is no good evidence on the number of Christians in the first century. Acts neglects to mention or even estimate the rate of losses and has every reason to exaggerate the scale of Christianity's success, yet still only claims the Church began with about 120 members after the death of Jesus (Acts 1:15), while the largest actual number on record for the size of the Church in Palestine is 5,000 total members (Acts 4:4). All subsequent growth is described only in vague terms, and Acts loses complete track of the matter once even those few Palestinian Christians "scattered" and eventually fled (Acts 8:1, 11:19).

So, today there are Christians whose number is 20 million times the number of Christians Christ Jesus made convert during his three year mission in the first century.  This can be interpreted as  God has sent Christ Jesus 20 million times to this world.

However, as God is spirit and Christ Jesus is spirit, this 20 million times of Christ Jesus missions must have been performed spiritually rather than physically.

Anyway, those who personally and rather secretly encountered the spirit of Christ Jesus to become His followers in these 2000 years have not written down their spiritual experiences.  Those episodes must have not been publicly reported except some notable cases.  And it might mean that God has sent Christ Jesus 20 million times to this world, according to the above calculation.

Yet, in this early 21st century, God must send Christ Jesus to this world more physically like the first emergence of 2000 years ago.  And God seems to have already done it around 2010.

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Joh 4:30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
Joh 4:31 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
Joh 4:32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.