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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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004 AD

Testing...

...Haloscan comments.

During this Christ-mass season...

...I've gotten to spend some quality time with my hottie. Sometimes that involves watching some of "her" programs:

So some beauty contest has these young women parading around in skimpy dresses.
Erica says, "Did you see that dress on that lady?"
Ron says, "I sure did."
SMACK
Ron says, "You asked!"

I can't win!

Monday, December 27, 2004 AD

By special request...

...WTF? Part Three... ...Have you seen the other commercial? You know Sonic's Mini Banana Split? Why the (beep) are two grown men SHARING a half of a full banana split? My Tangible Peace also informed me of another Sonic commercial where the two grown men are SHARING a S'mores blast. Our society is marketing the "Pussification of the American Man!".

Thursday, December 16, 2004 AD

Pastor Schultz & The Terrible Swede

Erica, Dan and I went up to St. John's for the 125th anniversary the summer of 2003. The pastor there is this Kung Fu Master. He invited the legendary Pastor Wallace Schultz, a formidable Kung Fu Master, as a guest speaker. He called Benke on his bull-shit at Yankee Stadium. We had to see Pr. Schultz. Road trip!

The two books that I'm holding are my Russian Book of Concord & John Warwick Montgomery's (another strong Kung Fu Master) Christianity for the Tough Minded (Strong Kung Fu). Pr. Schultz is currently at the Lutheran Heritage Foundation. He was the consulting theologian for the Russian BOC.

We stayed with our Ludderan friend Miranda in Salina, KS.

What I'm thankful for...

...is necessary in order to keep things from being overwhelming, especially when things are really tight. They are:


Erica
her health
insurance for her
my health
a "homey" apartment
good running vehicles (1997 Toyota Tacoma & 1992 Toyota Celica GT)
free education
a wonderful church and pastor
good friends (you know who you are)
a flexible part-time job that I love (science, engineering and aviation)
beer

So who are "The Fluffy"?...

...They are contemporary worship/feminizing element/Purpose-Driven marketing and Cheez Whiz & Coca-Cola (Pepsi deserves more respect) advocates.
1. They advocate change. The Lutheran joke has some truth: Q: How many Lutherans does it take to change a light bulb? A: Change? The Fluffy are anti-tradition.
2. They love inclusiveness and warm fuzzies. You start setting distictions and they get upset: “Why be Lutheran?” “Distinctiveness is a dirty word.” and “There’s no difference between Lutherans and other Christians” is their favorite.
3. The Fluffy will NOT engage in true dialogue or debate on issues such as doctrine: Doctrine encourages doctrinal division. This is evil and counter productive and being productive is what drives the numbers. Numbers justifies faith (church growth, PDX, Ablaze, etc.) Faith in order to be “real” requires tangible success: numbers. Debate and doctrinal consistancy are risks to numbers.
4. Finally, there exists dumbasses: The Fluffy will never discuss things intelligently. Intelligence is not “fair” because it is not evenly distributed. You cannot lead with a discussion based on fact or truth. These things must be brought into discussion, i.e., “sharing” by stealth and wit.

So...

...who are "The Fluffy"? Well, it's not girly-men, who like to moisturize with MK (cult) stuff. It's not even the "Carus Minumus" genre of Lutherans that Dan describes at MetaLutheran. So who are "The Fluffy"?

Speaking of "dirty" words...

The title of my blog is "Terrible Swede".
The sub-title is: Doctrinal differences are important to the Lutheran because at the root of every false doctrine is the devil, seeking to destroy the Gospel.
The sub-sub-title is: Strategic and tactical rated "R" thoughts from a young confessional Swedish "Jew" Filipino Lutheran (evangelical catholic). This is located above the crystal chess king (which breaks only at the frequency my wife knows).

Again, the sub-sub-title is: Strategic and tactical rated "R" thoughts from a young confessional Swedish "Jew" Filipino Lutheran (evangelical catholic).

Rated "R"! That implies there will be occurrences of the following "dirty" words: hell, Jesus, Trinity, devil, divine service, Law & Gospel, distinctiveness, anti-postmodernism, anti-pietism, anti-contemporary worship, anti-Benke, anti-Kieschnick and anti-theology of glory.

One day I will mellow out ...

... until then where's the soap?

Silly rabbit…

It was a funny thought, when I was at the Ash Wednesday service with my Tangible Peace earlier in this year…
… How do the proponents of contemporary worship contemporize solemn services like Ash Wednesday or Good Friday? Hmm… I was told this has been done – even in our Synod – but very not well.

… Trix are for kids.

This one’s dedicated to OleLuth777@aol.com! I called myself YoungLutheran666@GoingToHell.Com. Gather ‘round and listen up!

OleLuth777: I find your comments terrifying.
YoungLuth666: That's why I am called the Terrible Swede.

OleLuth777: but you have formed and opinion and for you it is the only one.
YoungLuth666: Of course, the question is how many opinions am I expected to have? Or better, everyone has an opinion (bias), which one's the best opinion (bias) to live with?

OleLuth777: Also, I don't want your answer (as I tell my Sunday School Class), you just need to be able to know the answers in your heart,
YoungLuth666: Are you a Pietist Lutheran? "Heart" language? A charismatic Lutheran? That's not familiar Lutheran lingo, even for my wife.

OleLuth777: 1. Have you come to a place in your spiritual life where you know for certain that if you were to die today you would go to heaven, or is that something you are still working on?
YoungLuth666: Umm... this isn't even Lutheran language. You said you didn't want to mention your source for your questions - perhaps it was infected with non-Lutheran theology. Don't you remember the 2nd Article of the Creed and its meaning? Maybe you should review it. Lutherans don't believe in Do-It-Yourself salvation.

OleLuth777: 2. Suppose that you were to die today and stand before God and He asked, "Why should I let you into my heaven?" What would you say? If you want my answers I will gladly give them.
YoungLuth666: I find this question very disturbing on your part.
Since when was salvation dictated by what I do?
Again, are you infected with non-Lutheran theology?

OleLuth777: Remember what you reap on this earth so you reap in heaven or hell as the case may be. I know that is in the Gospel, but I don't feel like finding the reference.
YoungLuth666: I used to be a charismatic Christian before I became a Lutheran. You sound more like that than a Lutheran. What are you?

OleLuth777: Good Luck with growing in faith...
YoungLuth666: "Good Luck"? Since when was our faith based on chance or fate?

OleLuth777: God will be so proud of you. He loves you always and unconditional, but like a parent he is not always pleased with our actions.
YoungLuth666: What makes you think that God isn't proud of me? He sees what you don't. He isn't always pleased your action, words, and thoughts.

YoungLuth666: And I terrify you? I think you are confusing your Sunday School class, at best, and terrifying them, at
worst.

Living peacefully with my wife and God,

Ron OLSON
YoungLutheran666@GoingToHell.Com
www.terribleswede.blogspot.com

BTW: my wife (www.editedcopy.blogspot.com), a
Lutheran since birth, is wondering what kind of
Lutheran you are for asking (using) such non-Lutheran
questions and phrases?

Some strong kung fu from CAT41...

..."The preacher, the liturgist...he must sympathize with the plight of those who hear him (even as does his Lord), but never seek to know his wants. Let him start sniffing the air, or glancing at the Trend Machine, and he is as good as dead, although he may make a nice living."

- The Rev. Eric J. Stefanski

One of many interesting points…

…in this article from Issues, Etc. regarding one of my favorite topics: Campus Ministry: Suggestions for Students facing the Campus Challenge-Be discerning. Choose a campus Christian ministry or parish based on substance, not hype, entertainment or popularity. Watch out for attractive sounding but deceptive names! Sadly, some self-styled "ecumenical" groups encourage ideologies that radically revise or reject parts of the Biblical witness. Likewise, ignore claims by groups to be "non-denominational," because doctrinally there is no such thing. Groups that make such claims (such as, Campus Crusade) are overwhelmingly Baptist or Pentecostal in outlook. Lutherans in such a setting may be misunderstood, or sometimes pressured to be "rebaptized" and join another kind of church. Cults sometimes also try to recruit members claiming to be "Christian." Learn to appreciate and trust the Lutheran Church and her priceless grace-centered message.

What diversity is...

...only good for: food.

I look through...

...my links on the right column and I find out that I don't have a direct link to the The Augsburg Confession(Strong Kung Fu!). I also made the mini-Dala Horse a pic-link to the Augsburg Confession. It's indirectly linked under Lutheran Books I Enjoy and Don't Mind Reading Again.

Body & Blood Transcend Time

I found this intriguing. It's a simple tessellation yet profound. It can be found at my home church.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004 AD

School sucks...

...especially when you've procrastinated lab reports and English papers! "Consummating" finals are next week! Arg!

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Monday, December 06, 2004 AD

What are you up to...

...Dan?

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Saturday, December 04, 2004 AD

Last Sunday, after the Divine Service, and replacing the Sunday School hour...

...our church, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wichita, KS (two Kung Fu Masters preach here) celebrated The Hanging of the Greens (my sister-in-law didn't even know what this tradition was - so much for tradition at her church, Risen Savior Evangelical Lutheran, Wichita, KS (Weak Kung Fu taught here by a Weak Kung Fu Master - cannot break culturalism). (Oh yeah, tradition, is a hinderance to the church growth movement - it's so constraining.) My wife and I did a small part in the celebration by reading the following:

TS: The Advent Wreath: Jeremiah 23:5-6;

The days are coming declares the Lord, when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, A king who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This the name by which he will be called; the Lord Our Righteousness.


Babe: The Advent Wreath is a contribution of the German and Scandinavian traditons. The wreath is plain, without any ornamentation or bow. The traditional evergreen wreath represents life in Christ. The Advent candles are arranged around the wreath. Candles have been used for centuries as the symbol of light by the Jewish religion and many others as well. It is the living light, the living flame that gives the candle meaning. The Advent candles are symbolic of the coming of Jesus, the Living Light of the world. He is the light that gradually penetrated in all the world. The traditional act, of lighting one more candle each week, tells of the increasingly brighter light of His coming, and leads the four weeks of Advent, a specific meaning has been attached to each cndle. The first is the Prophecy candle, announcing the period of waiting. The second is the Bethlehem candle, symbolic of the preparations being made to receive and to cradle the Christ Child. The third is the Shepherd's candle which typifies the act of sharing Christ. And the fourth is the angel's candle of love and final coming.

BTW, Dan, played a piece in the bell choir and Erica sang a duet with and elder of our church, "The Holly Had A Berry". Nick, this is sacred music, no dirty thoughts!

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004 AD

WTF is that red ribbon on Google?...

...It's for World AIDS Day. Now in my pre-Erica days I would say nasty things about homosexuals and those with AIDS. One time when we were courting, we went to a function when she was working for the Sedgwick County Health Department (she had to do a report on World AIDS Day). There we were in a liberal Jewish synagogue in the midst of maybe a hundred people with AIDS. Was I freaked out. "Please don't touch me" to "Touch me or Erica and I will kick your 'consummating' ass" was pulsing through my brain. It was there I saw the innocents. Those were the little babies, little children. They had to suffer the consequences of their parents. Or worse those who got the disease from blood transfusions - not the druggies though! My eyes were opened that evening. Too bad it had to end horribly. I started noticing the gays and lesbos first holding hands and then kissing. I had had enough! I told Erica, "Get whatever info you need now. We're leaving."

She has enhanced my pathetic life.

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