Empowering   Leave a comment

After first installing the newest Itunes program I delete it and found that to be quite empowering, why; because the almost infinite number of choices was not only confusing but simply unfulfilling, to say the least.  Indeed I cranked up my old stereo box and foujnd local radio stations much more satisfying.

Posted September 14, 2015 by New2view in Environment, historical, Human Rights, philosophy, world-view

New Fossil Discovery??   Leave a comment

Once again the media is simply thrilled to report on a factually unsupported discovery of fossils, stating they were a stepping stone in evolution. 

How unscientific is this?  First of all these bones cannot and will not be dated accurately by any known means, and I do include carbon dating which is a notoriously flawed method. 

But not only that, these bones are quantitatively similar to basically contemporary, so called ‘modern’ human bones, not at all evolutionary in kind.  

No, once again, efforts to support the false doctrine of ‘evil-lution’ proves to be the figment of human imagination, and promotion, period.

Posted September 12, 2015 by New2view in existential, historical, philosophy

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We took off from Victoria (YYJ) airport in fairly good weather conditions.


After a stop at Port Townsend’s Jefferson County Airport to clear US customs we headed South over Washington, then Oregon.

Flying weather began to change as we flew South. Thick clouds became steadily more concerning.  After refueling at Salem Oregon we ducked under a steadily lowering sky to gratefully land among the multiple sharp hills surrounding Roseburg Oregon. 

Staying overnight in a local Motel all four of us needed a rest after being airborne for a little more than five hours in our so-called, ‘flying milk-stool’.  The Piper PA-28 Tri-Pacer is so nicknamed owing to its somewhat eclectic stool-like tricycle landing gear.

Averaging just over one hundred miles per hour airspeed, the newly re-covered fabric Tri-Pacer’s reliable (135 h.p. Lycoming) engine never missed a beat while burning less than five gallons of fuel per hour.

Weather was only slightly better the next morning as we continued our journey to California, opting for a Coastal flight plan. 

Landing for fuel and refreshment at a windy and cold Arcata California airport for fuel, the weather was finally beginning to clear, it was CAVU from there on (ceiling and visibility unlimited), a true delight. 

Soon we were flying over picturesque San Francisco bay, with a great view of the famed Golden Gate bridge, always an awesome sight. 

Next we landed at Oceano airport, (Pizmo Beach), exactly half-way between San Fran and Los Angeles, just a short walk from beautiful sandy Pacific Ocean beaches.  (check their website out here: Oceano California airport.)

We spent the night at an eclectic older beach motel.  It was so nice by the beach in California’s March sunshine my two young daughters would probably have been quite happy to stay right there for awhile.

But we resumed our coastal trip South the next day, and after dodging restricted military airspaces we landing at our final destination, namely Lindbergh Field, San Diego California.

While only there for a day we enjoyed warm sun; the famous SD zoo, and the aviation museum. However our return flight home would again be marred by stormy weather conditions as we flew North. 


Staying right on the coast for easy navigation, heavy black clouds again began to cause some serious concern.  By the time we reached Oregon heavy rain greatly reduced forward visibility, not to mention turbulence from strong winds. My wife firmly indicated her wishes by pumping her finger downward; she wanted to land to land a.s.a.p., it was not optional.

I had to agree. And as it happened there was a little used former military airfield, Cape Blanco State, now coming into view below. It turned out to be a blessed port in a storm.

With rain pounding on our venerable ‘buttercup’, I circled the airport trying to determine if there was anyone in attendance.  I thought I detected someone but wasn’t sure.  Regardless of that it was still the wisest course to land.

I could have landed KXA several times on the long 5100 foot concrete runway, no problem.  It was good to be safely on the ground, but we felt isolated as we sat there with engine shut down and only the sound of relentless rain. 

Then I caught sight of a man under an open covered storage shed along one side of the runway.Bracing myself against wind and rain I left family in the plane and jogged over to him.

Turns out he was the caretaker of the entire airport, and very friendly to Pilots. After describing our flight plan, he unhesitatingly handed me a large ring full of keys, explaining that one of them was for a cabin a short distance from the airport we were welcome to stay in overnight!

He also suggested we take a huge parked 1960’s vintage Oldsmobile in order to locate a restaurant in the town of ‘Sixes’ about four miles South on adjacent coastal highway 101 then return to the cabin.  And that is exactly what we did!

After dinner we soon warmed up the cabin with its wood-burning stove.  Bunk beds had clean sheets and blankets, there was even a food-stocked refrigerator for breakfasting. 

A visitors log contained many gracious entries from appreciative travellers, and there was a container for maintenance donations. Needless to say I added our names to the log.

Heavy rain continued during the night. By morning the sky was gradually clearing off so we continued on the final leg of our journey uneventfully returning home to Victoria, B.C., a family with some fond memories.

To this day I never had a more agreeable flying experience, all because of making a prudent precautionary landing in stormy weather. 

There is a message in this experience for private pilots.

And perhaps for some others a different one here…?

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I try not to express opinion’s on every news event, let’s face it that would require a full-time and largely futile effort.

Nevertheless I have to say this particular issue motivates a personal response;

The trauma and pain that some people are unfairly burdened with is truly sad.  It’s well said that to truly understand others we need to, as it were, ‘walk a mile in their shoes.’   So in all fairness I cannot compare my life with those who desire assisted suicide. 

That said; within the past year I have also been diagnosed with some serious health issues, which I will not mention here.

In my humble opinion dealing with extreme pain and physical disability can, ‘and will’, be alleviated by a higher power.  That power was abundantly demonstrated to literally hundreds, if not thousands, of eye-witnesses in the first Century CE!

If you accept that strong evidence as accurately recorded in Holy Scriptures, and I do, there is hope well beyond any pain or suffering experienced today for the future.  So does that mean we should simply accept our present conditions…? 

That question each one of us must answer for ourself.  But for me, the answer is clear; no matter how difficult our lives may be now, there is, in fact, a real hope for relief and restoration of life in the future.

It was truly demonstrated by the greatest human to have ever lived that, not only does he possess the power from his Creator to accomplish that feat, but he has the will and genuine desire to do so!

True, our lives and the lives of countless others may well have been, and will be cut short or reduced to basic levels of existence until that time arrives, but there is not a shadow of a doubt based on reliably recorded history that such a future will come about.  Therefore the courage and strength of character to await that future while facing unnatural consequences of our present existence, or death, is not too high a price to pay if and when we put full trust in that firmly promised future.

(Revelation 21:4) “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Superbowl defeat   Leave a comment

I’m not a football wag, or fan either, however that said, I do have an opinion on why the Seahawks lost.. namely, they were victims of their own success! They had achieved their goal of playing in the SB only because of unprecedented success in the season finale’, a victory that can truly be described as ‘unbelievable’. Such success, along with other extreme risks that actually paid off, led to the final decision to pass on the goal line vs run the ball a mere one yard for an almost guaranteed SB victory, indeed they were victims of their own prior success imho!

Posted February 1, 2015 by New2view in Uncategorized

Air Canada flight 831 disaster   Leave a comment

On the news tonight It was the 50th anniversary of Air Canada flight 831 crash after taking off from Montreal in 1963… all 118 were killed.

I was booked to be on that flight, weeks ahead, it was a connecting flight from Halifax to B.C.  But while celebrating (honorable) release from the RCN (Royal Canadian Navy) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, I made a last minute decision in the late afternoon to cancel, and re-book for another flight very early the next morning.

When I arrived at the Air Canada desk the next morning, the staff had just arrived and nervously whispered glancing at me while I waited for ground transportation.  I thought I must have revealed some evidence of late night partying.?  Completely unbeknown to me, apparently, they had just learned of the crash and realized I had been booked on it, many days in advance.

In my case this is just trivia now of course, but as Solomon so well said it “…time and unforeseen events overtake them all.” (Eccl. 9:11)

Our lives are so limited by circumstances we have no control over, I most truly sympathize with those who lost family members on flight 831, but thankfully we all still have hope to see loved ones in the future provided we exercise faith in the loving ransom of Christ Jesus… while that opportunity still exits. (please visit JW.org)

What Christmas is all about (2)   Leave a comment

At this time of year, there are so many (pardon the expression) phony ‘spirit of Christmas’ commentaries that it really necessitates this posting.

If and when there was ever ‘genuine’ good will towards men, as espoused by a minority at this time of year, the world would certainly not be in the dismal condition it truly is in today.

What is even more fictitious is the conception that Christmas is based on the birth of the most significant human to have ever lived.  Far from it, this annual  celebration, touted as being Christian in origin, is forever steeped in the most un-christian, yes even ‘anti-christian’ beliefs… how can this be so?

There is no better explanation than that the principal religions of Christendom have themselves been party to the propaganda that has misled their flocks into this incredible dilution.  Why this was undertaken can be summed up in one word; politics.

That’s right, shortly after the last of the faithful followers of Christ died, there was a major political movement to incorporate pagan religion into the teaching of Christ, and it has been amazingly successful.

Indeed, ask the majority of Church-goers today what Christmas is based on and they would undoubtedly claim it is the birth of Christ.  How absurd that is!

Historical Timeline Involving Christmas:

1513 BCE – 60 CE (1600 years of recorded Bible History)

Period of inspired Biblical writings and prophecies, many concerning Jesus Christ.  No mention of his date of birth; nor its being celebrated by his 12 apostles.

No mention of Christmas. No mention of any holy person celebrating a birthday – only sinners (like Pharoah and Herod). (Gen. 40:20; Matt. 14:6; Mark 6:21-28; John 18:36)

2269-2030 BCE

History of Sun worship. Began in ancient Babylonia  by worshiping the sun god Shamash & Nimrod – parallels exist between Babylonian New Years & Christmas celebrations  (historian Pimlott in ‘The Englishman’s Christmas’).

500 BCE
Celtic Druids used mistletoe winter solstice celebrations due to it being viewed as magical, mysterious, and sacred.

150 BCE
Romans began celebrating Saturnalia (where many Christmas traditions find
their origin)

45 BCE

Julius Caesar introduced the Julian Calendar making December 25 (not today’s 21 or 22) the date of the winter solstice (shortest day of the year).

33 CE
Jesus was  Killed.  The Apostle Paul warned Timothy that “wicked men & impostors” would slip into the congregation and mislead many. (2 Timothy 3:1

Josephus popular 1st Century Jewish Historian reported that Jews did not celebrate birthdays, 1st century Christians (former Jews) continued the tradition of NOT celebrating them.

The foretold apostasy began after the death of the apostles (Acts 20:29, 30)
A period where Mithraism (syncretic Hellenistic mystery religion) was practiced in the Roman Empire. Mithras was a Roman soldiers god whose legendary birth (as some stories go) resembles the birth of Christ (being born of a virgin in the presence of shepherds). Devotees of Mithra (says the Catholic Encyclopedia) celebrated the birthday of the invincible sun (dies natalis Solis Invicti) on December 25. L.M. Wright, author of “Christianity, Astrology, And Myth” 2002; suggests that the early Christian Church was influenced by much of the myth and symbolism of Mithraism. The cult of Sol Invictius was the Roman Empire’s leading official cult of the fourth century – (Wikipedia)

4th Century
Christmas began being celebrated as Christ’s Birthday. Early Catholic Church Fathers banned the use of Mistletoe in Christmas celebrations due to their pagan origin. Origen & Tertullian Catholic ecclesiastical writers of the 2nd & 3rd centuries spoke against Birthday celebrations. Tertullian made no mention of Christmas in his thorough lists of celebrations.

218 – 222
Roman Emperor Elagabalus introduced the holiday of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, “birthday of the unconquered sun” was to be celebrated on Dec. 25 (where many Christmas traditions find their origin), and promoted it empire-wide when it reached its height in popularity.

Pope Gregory I wrote to Mellitus, his missionary in England, telling him “not to stop such ancient pagan festivities, but to adapt them to the rites of the Church, only changing the reason of them from a heathen to a Christian impulse.”  Thus reports Arthur Weigall, who once was inspector general of antiquities for the Egyptian government.

All religions, even Christianity were legalized in Roman


In the 1st counsel of Nicaea, Roman Emperor Constantine standardized Christian beliefs. According to the Catholic Church, Catholics began adopting pagan customs into Christianity. By the end of the century, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.

336 CE
1st historical record of December 25 as the assigned date of Jesus Birth

All Religions (including formerly persecuted Christianity) in Roman territory were legalized. It took nearly the entire 4th century for the Roman empire to transition State Religion from pagan cults to Christianity. The Merging of cultic tradition with Christianity greatly assisted in this transition.

The Council of Tours “proclaimed the 12 days from Christmas to Epiphany as
a sacred and festive season.”—The Catholic Encyclopedia for School and

10th Century

Christmas, along with Christianity, spread to Russia, where it became fused with the winter celebration of the ancient Slavs, honoring the spirits of the ancestors.  (The Great Soviet Encyclopedia)

16th Century

Christmas traditions spread to branches of Protestants during the
Protestant Reformation.

In England, Parliament discouraged Christmas feasting due to its heathen origin

Parliament banned Christmas by law

1659 – 1681
In North America, Massachusetts Bay Colony banned Christmas n which violators were subject to fine.

The Baptist Church of Newport [Rhode Island] observed Christmas for the
first time. This was about 130 years after the founding of the first Baptist
church in New England.

Alabama became 1st U.S. state to legalize Christmas

Commercialism revived Christmas, Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” and Christmas Cards originated in London.

Oklahoma became the last U.S. state to legalize Christmas.

Jehovah’s Witnesses abandoned Christmas celebrations after learning of its pagan origins.


An overwhelming majority of sources agree that Christmas was almost entirely influenced by pre-Christian pagan celebrations.

There was no mention of Christmas nor any celebration of Christ’s birthday for hundreds of years after Jesus & his apostles died. The book Sacred Origins of Profound Things states: “For two centuries after Christ’s birth, no one knew, and few people cared, exactly when he was born.” Thus birthday celebrations, even of gods and leaders, were condemned as far as the late third century by Roman Catholic leaders.


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