Hypocrisy and the Democrat party

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Although most Democrats are generally quick to attack Christians and Conservatives for being hypocrites for one thing or another I would like to take this time to make a couple quick observations about true hypocrisy.

I want to make three notes about hypocrisy as it pertains specifically to Hillary Clinton.   First there is Hillary’s supposed compassion and care for women while at the same time she supports and defends Islam which targets women through rape, murder, and domestic abuse in many countries.   And she makes speeches about getting even with rich people by making sure they  “pay their fair share” when she herself  and her most of her supporters in Hollywood are rich people.    Yet there is an even bigger hypocritical moment that I think is going unnoticed by many.

Hillary Clinton who is a pro abortion candidate has been ending her speeches with the words “God bless you all”. This is pure hypocrisy since her party officially removed God from its party platform in 2012. My rhetorical question then is who or what is the god she wishes would bless the people because it certainly can’t be the God of the Bible.

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The biggest dilemma for humankind: We love sin but God hates it

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It seems simple enough for a few of us to understand why Obama and the current Democrat party are consistent apologists of Islamic Jihad while they demonstrate outrage and hatred toward Christians and biblical based thinking.   So why do they do it?   Simply because they are on the same side and working for the same one who is behind the carnage of Islamic Jihad, murders, crimes, deceit and all evil in the world.   (The evil we see and commit is called sin. Sin is the breaking of God’s commands as described in the Ten Commandments–which by the way no one is exempt from breaking).

These apologies and excuses for atrocities carried out about the Jihadis that are led by Barack Obama, Hillary or other leaders are done for the same reason people in LGBT community can be targeted and murdered in cold blood while the community as a whole goes on to condemn another group unrelated to the crimes (in this case is was Christians).     And similarly the real reason Islam in many cases is being ignored for the crimes, beheadings, murders and persecution committed around the world is because the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who commit, excuse and ignore such acts whether they call themselves Muslim or not.

Cannot escape Bible predictions coming true

Many people scoff at the Bible and people who proclaim Jesus but in the Bible it is written that this kind of lawlessness will increase on this earth.  People will rise up against followers of Jesus Christ and such hatred of God would manifest itself daily more increasingly while lies would be believed and truth would be ignored and even hated.   We are seeing these and other Biblical predictions coming true despite people not even knowing why it’s happening or aware they are fulfilling biblical prophecies on a daily basis.

Who’s our spiritual father and which side are you on?

Jesus said our father is the devil himself unless we are born again meaning our broken relationship with God is renewed.   And the only way that can happen is if sin can be forgiven and some kind of payment made to forgive such sin against God.   All crimes and acts of violence and sin will not go unpunished.   God is perfect and holy and cannot have sin in His presence. Therefore someone must pay the penalty for sin.     However, we as human beings by nature love sin so its quite apparent we have a problem….. especially if God is real and really cannot have sin His presence.   We love sin but God hates sin.    This creates the biggest dilemma for humankind.   People must somehow try to remove God, destroy His followers, ignore His existence and that He hates sin or…… repent and submit to God.    Simply put, we all either find ourselves on God’s side or Satan’s side.    We’re either working for and serving God or we’re working for the Devil and living to serve sin.

Despite what people might attempt to do with God whether it be to ignore Him in their minds and actions, or whether it be to seek Him with their whole heart,  He says we are by nature children of His anger (children of wrath).   We deserve judgment in hell no matter what we think about God, Religion or other people.    The reason is because our deserving of judgment has nothing to do with our actual goodness or our perceived goodness and good deeds.       But when it seemed like there was no hope for any of us to escape God’s judgment for breaking His Law or enter His presence, God made a way of escape and way of salvation.

If you’re brave and haven’t already,  take the Good Person Test and see how you measure up to God’s standard of holiness

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.  Proverbs 9:10

” There is none righteous, no, not one;
There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.”
” Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit”; ” The poison of asps is under their lips”;
” Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
” Their feet are swift to shed blood;
Destruction and misery are in their ways;
And the way of peace they have not known.”
” There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Romans 3:10-18

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.    Romans 5:8

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What’s not to like about SimCity in 2016? A look at SimCity 5 (aka SimCity 2013)

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SimCity Complete Edition

Although the mass of dust of displeasure over the forced multiplayer online only use in order to play SimCity 5 has mostly settled,   Electronic Arts finally added single-player mode (offline mode) a year later.    And now that it’s been nearly three years since the initial release of SimCity 5, there has been a significant price drop on the complete edition of SimCity,  so I have decided to jump in to see how the latest SimCity stacks up with Cities Skylines.  Cities Skylines it should be noted has received rave reviews by many and even has been proclaimed by some the city builder SimCity should have been (Read my experience here).

Keep in mind that at the time I reviewed/experienced Cities Skylines, I did not own SimCity 5 so my comments related only to my experience with CS.  Now that I own a copy of SimCity 5 let me cut to the chase and tell you what I do like about SimCity and what I don’t like so much.    Along the way I also hope to note a few similarities and differences as it relates to Cities Skylines.

The Good

First it is important to note that I have been playing the complete edition of SimCity with included expansion pack Cities of Tomorrow along with some others (see the complete list here).   With the complete edition of SimCity in single player or offline mode, I have found the game pleasantly fun to play,  slightly challenging (especially as one gets use to the various specializations available) but the game does not involve too much micro management to still have fun and for me the graphics and sounds have been a treat for the eyes and ears alike.

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Graphics and Sound

I think graphically speaking,  SimCity looks better as a whole and the models are rendered cleaner than they are in Cities Skylines.   Out of the box the colors are certainly rich,  vibrant and more appealing in SimCity and the buildings and city models are fun to watch and hear.    To me it’s as if the player is watching a quality Disney/Pixar movie animation unfold that you get to be a part of!    The sounds in SimCity are also well done.  They are light and fun as if I was a kid playing in a toy store with bells, whistles and thematic music to top it off.  And for me the game is not filled with over-the-top repetitive or annoying sounds at least that I have discovered yet.     And with the expansion packs, a player is allowed to direct and form the kind of city he/she would like to build, whether it be amusement oriented, a gambling touristic mecca, trading hub, futuristic style, etc it’s up to him or her.   These are all reasons I love what I see so far in SimCity 5.

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My Lower End Machine Experience

Another thing I like about SimCity is how well it seems to run on my lower end machine with a not-so-great graphics card (gts 250).    Even with lower in-game graphics settings the game still renders a fantastic looking game.   In Cities Skylines with mods, it takes a toll on my lower end computer and gpu.  In CS on my computer the edges of buildings for example cannot be rendered smooth as in SimCity even with a mod to do it.

 

American Made

A final reason I like playing SimCity is….get ready for it…….drum roll please……….well, it’s American based!  I didn’t think this would be such a big deal but after playing Cities Skylines for many days and hours I noticed I was beginning to feel a little culture shock.  Weird?  yeah I think so too.   With SimCity being American made, it shows.    For me, it just looks, feels and plays like a Pixar movie complete with a fantasy style rendering of a classic American city.  And out of the box without the use of mods,  default American style buildings, vehicles and train tracks makes SimCity feel like something I might find in my backyard.    Cities Skylines even with mods, still feels European with an old-style glaze to it (I’m gonna take a wild guess here and say this is probably due to the fact Cities Skylines was made over seas and not in America).

 

The Not-So-Good

There are at least a few things I have discovered about SimCity that I do not like.   For starters, SimCity comes with small map sizes available to build on.  This can be frustrating when one just wishes to build a larger sprawling city rather than a small city that can only go up.    The map size department is where Cities Skylines got it right.   These types of large expandable maps are what SimCity needs to make it even better than it already is.   However, I will note that SimCity allows for the creation of multiple cities that connect to each other within a region.   This is a neat feature of the game because you can simply move around a region to create different cities each with its own style and specialization or you can simply create various (although small land wise) cities to try out new features.   Cities Skylines on the other hand allows the creation of one mega city in a region which can get overwhelming with the micro-management necessary to keep the city healthy.   This one reason as it sits right now, that if you want the best of both worlds you have to play both games.

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Map size in SimCity

Although SimCity now has a Single-player/offline mode which definitely should have been part of the game from the start,  I do wonder why EA decided keep us linked so closely to an Origin account.  In fact in order to play the game you must log in to an Origin account (where the game was purchased) and keep the same Origin ID as your mayor name for every city you build.   This seems silly especially if you wanted to build multiple cities in a region under a different mayor name as was the case in past SimCity games.

One other thing that SimCity lacks is great modification abilities by users (such as is the case with CS) for mods in-game such as regions, expanded maps or more roads and buildings.  I also wish the game speed was a bit slower or at least a mod was available to slow it down as is in Cities Skylines.  The mod complaints I have are only minor because if SimCity was built with larger maps or with the included option to create larger maps in the first place the game would be nearly perfect without mods.

(UPDATE:   I implied that mods were not much a part of SimCity 5 but after getting more involved with SimCity have since discovered I am wrong about that.   There ARE actually quite a few decent game changing mods that make SimCity 5 even better than the vanilla game.   Some notable mods I have found are Larger Map Sizes aka Project Orion (although a bit glitchy it still works), RCI plop mod (project Avalon) which allows all buildings available and ploppable, project Akar (more roads and new user interface), and many other game enhancements.  If you are interested about modding SimCity 5, a great modding location is Simtropolis or SkyeStorme’s site.)

So how does SimCity 5 compare to Cities Skylines?   I think it probably depends mostly on you, the game player.  Since each person is different, we like and dislike different (or similar) things about a game.  But as it stands right now, I think it’s great to be able to play and enjoy both games.  Therefore the simple fact remains, both SimCity (2013) and Cities Skylines are very different games (aside from being city builders) and are far from being the same!

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What Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Supporters Really Want

I want to submit my opinion of one reason people want Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton elected president of the United States.   Simply put they want Bernie Sanders (or Hillary) so that the crime rate will rise and people can do whatever they want as long it doesn’t involve the God of the Bible.   If you have ever talked with a Bernie Sanders supporter you will know this to be true.  Of course they will not publicly proclaim this but their beliefs about criminal activity, God, Ted Cruz, the Bible, Jesus, abortion, and moral Laws speak for themselves.

I have spoken with Bernie Sanders supporters and even know what Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters believe.   It’s not hard to know because we know because we know a lot about what Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton believe themselves.   Why would a person support someone like a Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton if they didn’t also agree and believe what they believe?    The answer is they wouldn’t just like I wouldn’t support Ted Cruz if I didn’t believe what he believed.

The reality is these people want abortion (the murder of human babies) legal and want it universally accepted by society.  They also want the rule of law gone.  What I do not know is how far the would want to go without the rule of law because this would depend on the person.  Nevertheless they want society to legally accept criminal activity and drug use including marijuana.    This criminal activity that they could and can accept would be murder, drug use, marijuana use, vandalism, petty theft, armed robbery, abortion, bringing harm to others because they already do.   They prove this by removing or seeking to remove the only standard for right and wrong that matters–God’s.

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Of course moral law is also rejected by Bernie Sanders and his supporters.   This Law or standard includes anything God calls sin or the breaking His commands (the Ten Commandments).   They want to be able to do whatever they want to do without their being a law against it or the ability for someone saying they can’t do whatever it is they do–as long as it’s against what God calls good.   I know this because according to the Bible a heart without God is more wicked than imaginable and it’s limits for doing evil doesn’t have bounds.  (see Jeremiah 17:9)

It is also interesting  to note how a supporter of Hillary or Bernie (or Barack Obama for that matter) all have a disdain for biblical values and God’s law but they still know the standard they are seeking to violate.   This is because God gave us a conscience to know right from wrong even if we try to suppress it.   We know when we break or want to break God’s moral standard.   And because they know what God hates, they will fight against it that much more.   This in essence embodies the difference between what a Bernie Sander support is and someone who supports Ted Cruz.

Whether a person agrees with me or not, we are seeing a degradation of society on many levels.  People are more and more willing to accept the violence of Islam while they agree with condemning Christians for so-called hate speech.    In fact,  we see this type of propaganda when many are willing to lie in order to cover up the source for the Islamic violence we are seeing around the world all the while pretending to be more outraged about a gorilla shot to death to save a child its grasp.  These people are not Ted Cruz supporters or Christians but you will find these folks in support of people like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.    This is proof positive why people will support presidential candidates and others running for public office who reflect their own values and beliefs.   Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are a direct reflection of what so many people already believe.    However, for those with a truly open mind, there still is hope.

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