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Terrible Swede the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog vs The Largest Filipino on Earth vs "The Fluffy"
Doctrinal differences are important to the Lutherans because at the root of every false doctrine is the devil, seeking to destroy the Gospel.

Sunday, May 30, 2004 AD

"What happened to...

...the 1st Missionary Baptist church?" was the sincere question asked by Jeff, as we past the 2nd Missionary Baptist church on our way back from NASCAR on IMAX in Hutchinson, KS. (It was awesome!)

I replied, "Simple, it was consumed by beer a natural product of all the wheat we grow out here." This can be confirmed by Dan, the Geologist (Strong Kung Fu - can break rocks!).

BTW: Don't ask for beer in a Amish (German) community and don't yell "booby clouds!" in front of Amish elders.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Introducing another LCMS college-aged blogger...

... He name is Thomas Spry. In my Doubting Thomas way, I asked: "Prove It." Thomas post on baptism is ample enough. Welcome!

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Saturday, May 29, 2004 AD

And today's..



I wonder if Bush AND Kerry read Non Sequitur.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

This was yesterday's...



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Friday, May 28, 2004 AD

Baptized...

...on the 2nd of July, 1972, in the parish of St. Joseph's, Olongapo City, Republic of the Philippines according to the rite of the Roman Catholic Church by Rev. Seamus Connolly with sponsors Adonis Verbo and Nellie Santos as appears from the Baptismal Register No. 31, Page 134, Line 5.

This event will play a significant role in my journey in becoming Lutheran.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 AD

Irrational moments...

...below are four irrational moments in my life captured. Enjoy!

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

O, Man of Doubt!

When in doubt do not ask,
"Who am I?"
For this provides hours of futility.

O, Man of Doubt, the question should be,
"Whose am I?"
And the answer solidifies the most restless soul,
"I am His - purchased with blood."

Copyright 2000

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

The Thomist...

You say I am a Thomistic-type thinker:
Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect
A break in Cause and Effect: Miracle.

But that Thomistic mind sometimes becomes the doubting Thomas mind:
Do you love me, Lord?
Are you with me, Lord?
Why, Lord, why?

Copyright 2000

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

My Thoughts...

Are my thoughts, your thoughts Lord?
Not when I'm incessantly reminded of my mistakes of the past.
They are a devastating plague in my fertile mind.
They sow seeds of doubt and regret.
And their fruit is bitter.
Are my thoughts, your thoughts Lord?

Copyright 2000

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Liquid Matrix

This liquid matrix
Housing pearls of hope
And tentacles of pain
- Prevails
Because of the God-Man
So many years ago!

Copyright 1999

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 AD

I thought this was funny...

...

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Monday, May 24, 2004 AD

Simple theology...

... to make all the "high and mighty" theology simple just ask: works-righteous or not? Theology of Glory or Theology of Cross? This is very effective and cuts to the point. I've had a college World Religions course [Dr. Bales of Bethany College (ELCA), Lindsborg (Little Sweden), KS] and there is much to learn about other religious systems. Dr. Bales said, at the beginning of class, "All world religions are fundamentally the same and superficially different." I retorted (I am NOT bashful in any environment), "It's the other way around, Dr. Bales: 'All world religions are superficially the same and fundamentally different." That simple question reduces the myriads of world religions down to two.

Apparently our Synod can't "call it like I see it" when it comes to denominations, cults and false religions. That's a (beep)ing redneck phrase I picked up out here in Kansas. Sometimes I think our Synod needs to get a pair.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

More Terrible Swede history...

... When I was in the Air Force and deployed from the deserts of New Mexico to the deserts of Saudi Arabia, I was stationed at King Abdul Aziz Air Base, which is near the famous Kobar Towers (before the bombing). I noticed in the Kobar Tower setup a weakness and brought it up to my NCO. The weakness was this. Everything is centralized at KT: the mess hall, barracks, and emergency services. Now the serves meals four times daily, so it's pretty busy. I told my dumbass NCO that wouldn't it be a horrific event if a "raghead" took advantage of the busy times and blew a bomb up there: It would take a chuck of the men at the mess hall, the men in the barracks and the emergency services. But no the NCO just said: "Yeah, right." F_cker.

BTW: even in our OWN compound we (Americans) couldn't even print the words: chapel, Christian, Catholic or Protestant. Instead the Chapel was called the Ark, Catholics were called "C" and Protestants were called "P" and Christian was given no equivalent. Raghead f_ckers.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Sunday, May 23, 2004 AD

Sigh ...

... my wife will never be able to wear "f_ck me" shoes.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

No bark, not even bite...

...usually Dan the Geologist keeps us updated on the LCMS politics via CAT41. The new hymnal is a subject to such news. Here's a copy of the final changes (e-mail) or click the blue chess king picture to go to my one of my alternate sites, Swedish Coffee. Apparently the commision in point 5 of the e-mail has decided to omit this statement in the final version of our new hymnal: In the rite of Holy Matrimony, the words "and thus avoid sexual immorality" are removed.

I found this disturbing because it seems that this commision wants to condone "living together" or "sleeping together", or the whatever the f_ck you want to call it. It's wrong! It should have never been removed. It should still be condemned.

It reminds me of another Lutheran buddy. He and his non-Lutheran wife decided to "live together" before they got married. A lot of rationalizing their behavior occured. They even claimed that they were "married in the eyes of God". They were eventually married by Wish-I-Was-A-Pastor in Kansas City. When they starting coming back to the ULC, they noticed there was a lot less tension toward them. It was because, frankly, they were NOT living in sin anymore by "living together".

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Why I as a Lutheran …

…avoid the political right: It is associated with the religious right. I don’t care for moralism (Law-Gospel-Law). I don’t care for the dispensationalism (support Israel today or else you’re anti-Semitic – whatever!).

…avoid the political left: It is associated with the religious left. My biggest complaint is from it’s stand on abortion (another “dirty” word). And this stems from an unholy view of Scriptures and our Confessions.

I don’t know if there is a happy medium for the Lutheran and politics. Does this mean I don’t vote. NO! Like I said before it ALL boils down to who has the pro-life (another “dirty” word) platform. WDTM? It means I may actually vote for a Democrat IF he is prolife and the Republican is pro-abortion (I am not a politically correct!). In accordance with recent politics my vote goes to Bush (even if I don’t give a sh_t about how he handles GW2!). If both candidates are pro-abortion, then I would seek a party that still has the prolife platform. I don't know who they are.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Friday, May 21, 2004 AD

My Punk Ass Brother...

... I have a little brother and his name is Jason P. Olson. We are very close though separated from many miles. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He loves to do extreme sh_t. This past early Spring he e-mailed my wife and I that he crashed and burned (and broke some bones showing off in the ski slopes. (I don't remember which ski resort.) My wife in all her concern and kindness replies with a book-letter. I sent him a reply as well: Dumbass. I love you Jason!

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Thursday, May 20, 2004 AD

Some awesome news...

...My wife, my tangible peace, my unspeakable joy got her hopes fulfilled today: she got a walking cast.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

A form of Holy Trinity...

... to the Atheists, their "Holy Trinity" is implied to be (and they would never admit it): time, space and matter. These are the essentials of evolutionary dogma. The subject of origins is difficult (no impossible) to make a science (it cannot be repeated) and ends being metaphysical.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

A maxim of life...

... work SMARTER not HARDER.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 AD

I'm hungry...

... and I'm going to eat a dog -- a dog named "Reggie".

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Monday, May 17, 2004 AD

Not that most of you could come...

... but you are invited to come to an Ascension Day celebration. There will be beer and brauts at 1830 and Divine Service at 1930. RSVP ASAP with the Mother LCMS church of Wichita, KS (two Kung Fu Masters preach here). See you there!

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Arrrggg...

I refuse to remove Blogsburg Confession, The Life of Brian and Fearsome Pirate from my blogroll. I will never submit! NEVER! Arrrggg!

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Sunday, May 16, 2004 AD

Replaced web site...

I will be changing my old link to Christ Lutheran in Hutchinson to this new one.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

The Good...
...Pennsy is back! I never did remove him from my blog roll. Postmodernists and contemporary worship advocates watch out. He's kinder and nicer than I.

The Bad...
...Fearsome Pirate is MIA. This was brought to my attention by my best friend Dan the Geologist. I hope Josh is just taking a break.

The Ugly...
...after the lectures by Rev. Dr. Eckardt, my wife, myself and Dan the Geologist went to Pr. Brockman's for some homemade dark beer and brats. Dan repeated (and is worth repeating): THE LITURGY IS NOT ADIAPHORA. I would repeat: All Scirptures are to be interpreted in the light of Christ. That's ALL Scripture. But that's NOT the ugly...

...at the get together I didn't have any casserole just beer and brats. Dan accused me of being a heathen for not having casserole. : - )

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 AD

Big Thanks to...

... Christine for helping my wife take care of little things (meals, errands, etc). I really appreciate that Christine!

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Sunday, May 09, 2004 AD

A German Proverb ...

One German proverb that I love to quote to my wife's family: Stubbornness is the energy of fools. And they're pretty stubborn.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

It's semantics...

What Dan the Geologist calls the "feminization" and Fearsome Pirate calls the "wussification". I prefer to use the term"pussification". I think this is the strongest form.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Happy Mother's Day!

My wife wrote this one for Mother's Day and is what we included in our home-made cards:

Hope these roses find you happy
and that you always know you're loved
by us and by the Great I Am
in our future home above.


Happy Mother's Day
With All Our Love,
Ron & Erica Olson

She copyrighted it earlier this week.
- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Saturday, May 08, 2004 AD

HTML lesson...

Here's how to create a link to your own e-mail:

a href="mailto:YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS?subject=WHAT WILL APPEAR IN THE SUBJECT LINE">WHAT YOU WANT TO APPEAR ON YOUR BLOG<

You will need to add "<" before the first "a" AND "/a>" after the last "<". Don't forget "?" either. Have fun!

It will work like this: YoungLutheran666@GoingToHell.Com

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Where'd they go?

I understand about Pennsy and that is unfortunate. His loss will be mourned. He kept postmodernists and contemporary worship advocates at bay.

BUT where did Blogsburg Confession (Strong Kung Fu for a girl!) AND The Life of Brian (practices real Kung Fu) go?

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Not that most of you could come...

But you're invited to attend Lectures on Lutheranism 2004 "Faith, Dignity and Decorum in Worship and Life" which will be next Saturday and Sunday 15&16MAY2004 at Christ Lutheran, Hutchinson, KS (Kung Fu Master preaches here). This is a seminar by Pastor (Dr.) Burnell F. Eckardt Jr., editor-in-chief of Gottesdienst(Kung Fu Master), a quarterly journal of the Evagelical-Lutheran Liturgy. It is set to explore the relationship between the importance of the Christian liturgy and the life of the Christian in the world.

This is much to the chagrin of Tim the Theologian of Glory, Wish-I-Was-A-Pastor of St. Andrews Lutheran, Wichita, KS (Weak Kung Fu taught by a Weak Kung Fu Master - Wish-I-Was-A-Pastor communes here), Holy Cross Lutheran, Wichita, KS (Weak Kung Fu taught here as well but by two weak Kung Fu Masters - cannot break culturalism), Risen Savior Lutheran, Wichita, KS (Weak Kung Fu taught here by a Weak Kung Fu Master - cannot break culturalism) and any other fool(s) that still hold to comtemporary worship bullshit.

My wife and I plan on attending. We hope to get more to come.

Here's the low-down:

Saturday -
1230 Divine Service (Pr. Brockman, Kung Fu Master)
1400 Dr. Eckardt
1500 Break
1530 Dr. Eckardt
1630 Vespers (Pr. Watford, Kung Fu Master)
1720 Supper at the parsonage

Sunday -
0900 Bible Class led by Dr. Eckardt
1015 Divine Service (Dr. Eckardt)

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

More Terrible Swede History...

When in the Amazon jungle near the Amazon river, insect repellant becomes ineffective. It rolls off with your sweat. There are so many little critters that crawl all over you, you ignore them until they bite you. Then after a reflex action, you try to figure out what bit you and hope it wasn't poisonous.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Wednesday, May 05, 2004 AD

Unions... Whatever...

When I transitioned from the military world to the civilian, there was a stark contrast in work ethics especially in the union shop of Cessna Aircraft Company.

One gem: A most common question that I received from my new coworkers was: "How many times have you been to jail?"

TS: "Never."

Union f_ckers: "Wow." And then they would procede with the bragging WRT to crime, jail time, etc.

F_ck unions! More later...

Sunday, May 02, 2004 AD

WTF?


What revolution are You?
Made by altern_active


- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Oh, all right, I'm game for randomness...

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.

Tada!

"Four-axis of capability can be obtained by incorporating a rotatary table."
from ASM Handbook Vol. 17 Nondestructive Evaluation and Quality Control "Coordinate Measuring Machines"

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Saturday, May 01, 2004 AD

I added a new Lutheran (LCMS) blogger thanks to Dan the Geologist. Here's The Life of Brian.

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