I Didn’t Know That

The other day, I was looking through some old things, and found an old Gamecube system. I plugged it in and it still worked amazingly.  It’s crazy to think that the Gamecube system came out in 2001, and that now, 12 years later, it still works great.  Well anyways there’s tons of things that I didn’t know, and so this blog is about amazing facts and beautiful truths.  Socrates said, “The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know.” I just wanna expand my own mind and learn some new facts and truths.  I hope you enjoy.

Did you know that the land owned by DisneyWorld is larger than 17 other countries.  And if you think about it, probably all the visitors to DisneyWorld each day make up a larger population than those countries.  I think I already knew this one, but your left lung is smaller than your right lung, to make room for the heart.  That’s pretty cool, I wonder if the left lung ever got bullied in high school by the right?  Lame joke, I know.  Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world.  It is spoken by 1.07 billion people worldwide.  Soon enough, Mandarin is going to be taught in public schools.  Did you know that the length from your elbow to your wrist is the same size as your foot?  Anyone reading is now probably trying to measure their elbow next to their foot. I did the first time I read it.  Daddy Longlegs are not spiders.  Even thought they are called Daddy Longleg spiders, they are not spiders.  Weird!   Oh this is cool, giraffes sleep only 20 minutes per day.  That’s probably because they don’t want to be sleeping when the lions creep up.  I had a dream last night, but I don’t remember it.  I only remember that i did indeed dream.  That’s because you forget 90% of all dreams you have, and I feel as if I remember bad dreams more often than I remember good dreams.  I didn’t know that a chicken is the closest relative to the t-rex dinosaur.  Did you know that a group of unicorns is called “a blessing of unicorn”.  This is a funny one, former President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.  That is quite funny.  If you search the word “recursion” on Google, it will ask you if you meant the word “recursion”.  It’s true, I tried it.

This is a big one.  Did you know that God sent His son Jesus Christ to save the world?  Did you know that the God of the universe, knew each one of us by name before we were born.  He knew how many hairs we would ever have on our heads, and He loved us so much, that He gave His only son, Jesus Christ, as a perfect sacrifice.  I know John 3:16 is used a lot, but it is a perfect testament to what God did for the world.

John 3:16   (NKJV)  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

God did not want to be apart from His creation.  In the garden of Eden, whether it was theoretical or literal, God’s creation was perfect, and without flaw, and most importantly, without sin.  But humans wanted more than perfection. Humans wanted to be like God, and they sinned.  God promised His creation that he would send a messiah.  A perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world.  One that was blameless and without fault.  One that had the power and authority to forgive sins and heal the blind.  The messiah, the sacrifice, concrete-crossthe son of God, is Jesus Christ.  He came to the world, he lived a perfect and blameless life. He taught many and healed the sick.  He forgave sins and allowed the children to come to him.  But, some were skeptical, and didn’t believe that His power was indeed from the God of heaven.  They beat him, and had him executed on a cross for all to see.  While He died, he was mocked, but He asked God to forgive them because they didn’t understand. After three days of death, he rose from the grave.  The power of death was not strong enough to contain Him.  Jesus Christ said He was the only way to reach God.  He said in John 14:6,

John 14:6 (NIV)  “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”

And if you don’t know that, I urge you to seek Him.  Ask God and you shall receive.

The Race

What is racism, and why is it so prevalent in today’s culture? A culture that believes that everyone should be tolerant, and that everything is subjective. One might believe something is absolute for them while it’s a lie for you. Truth is under attack in today’s culture. But there’s one truth that goes for everyone in the world, racism is wrong!

I’ve used the Merriam-Webster dictionary before, and I’ll do it again.  What is racism?  Well the Merriam-Webster dictionary says that racism is: “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race”.

When talking about racism, many people associate the word racism with the United States, but I have traveled the world, and in every country I have lived in, or visited, I have noticed racial discrimination. For instance, racism in South Africa between the whites and blacks rages, and racial tensions are stronger than those in the United States.  In Quebec, racism isn’t based on the color of skin, but it’s based on the language you speak.  In the West African countries, racism is based upon the tribe you belong to.

But why? Why do we allow ourselves to adhere to the notion that a particular race is lesser than we are?  My first question pertaining to that would be: What makes you so much greater? Honestly, are you so much better than anyone else? My second question would be: What makes that race, or group of people so much lesser than you?

I’m a Christian, and throughout the centuries, Christianity didn’t do so well at showing that every race is made equal.  But I believe in Jesus Christ and I follow the teachings of the Bible.  The Bible makes it clear in Genesis, that man and woman was made in the image of God.  If every human is made in the image of God, no race can be any lesser or greater, because we all descended from that one man. And that man was made in the image of God.

What’s so different about us all?  Well, there’s culture, language, location, age, and sex.  If you can think of any others, feel free to comment them to me.  But it doesn’t make anyone lesser.  We all bleed red blood.  We all have a heart.  We all have a brain. We all communicate in one way or another.  We all have a soul, and, we all get grey hair once we get old.  There really is no difference that can make a certain race lesser.  In the future remember that, and I will remember that too.  All man was made in the image of God, and racism can not be tolerated.