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Let me start this off with some personal background to set the stage. Many years ago I considered myself an agnostic, basically you needed to convince me God was real for me to believe. Well in 2001 someone did, namely Kent Hovind, otherwise known as Dr. Dino. From there forward I was a staunch believer and defender of Christianity but I had numerous issues come up that made me question my faith. I was in 1 particular FundaMENTAL Baptist Church (heavy on the mental) for over 12 years in which time I read my Bible 2 dozen times completely through (we’ll talk more about that later), became a deacon, treasurer (that taught me way too much about that place), Sunday school teacher, preached in jail ministries, knocked on many doors witnessing, memorized half the book of Revelation and many other large chunks of the Bible, oh, and preached behind the pulpit of the church while the pastor was away, etc etc etc… I say all this so you will realize just how involved in Christianity I was.

So what changed? Well, I’ve always been a free thinker, it’s just that I allowed myself to be partially brainwashed for a large period of my life. I knew about all the things I’m about to talk about but I made excuses for them. Well, no more, but first, what exactly is a deist?

For those of you who wanna skip the reading and just listen or watch me read this blog post I’ve made the following video:

Put simply a deist is a person who believes in God but not a book or religion. It’s more complicated than that but this is neither the time or place to write that, this is my story. I’ll let you do your own research but will give you some more information at the end of this article to aid in that research.

I could talk about the blatant hypocrisy that is pandemic in Christianity but I would also have to talk about how Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, etc etc etc is also infected. This is an old, tired argument and holds no water. Let’s get to the real reasons that ALL “revealed” religions are total bull. I’m going to focus on Christianity because that’s where my experience is.

The Bible claims it’s the perfect Word of God kept and preserved by God Himself.

Psalm 12:6-7 “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. [7] Thou shalt keep them, O Lord , thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

So, if these verses are true there can be none, zero, zippo problems with the book. Copyist errors wouldn’t be possible because God’s Word is perfect and pure. Contradictions would be completely out of the question, they wouldn’t exist. There would be no updates to fix spelling errors or for that matter hundreds of English versions all saying, essentially different things.

(This is where my thousands of hours of Bible reading, study and memorization come into play).

1. Let’s get started with the contradictions, and I don’t mean the supposed ones, I mean the honest to goodness, clear cut, blatantly obvious ones. I’ll only give you 3 that I’ve personally found in my own personal study and reading. These are MORE than enough.

a. How old was Jehoiachin when he became king of Jerusalem?

Eighteen  (2 Kings 24:8)
Eight (2 Chronicles 36:9)

b. What was the exact wording on the cross?

This is Jesus the King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37)
The King of the Jews (Mark 15:26)
This is the King of the Jews (Luke 23:38)
Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews (John 19:19)

c. Does God repent?

Yes (1 Samuel 15:10-11)
No (1 Samuel 15:29) SAME CHAPTER!!!

For further research here are some links.

101 Contradictions in the Bible

9 Undeniable Contradictions on the Bible

2. There are many stories from many religions that mirror and predate the story of Christ and/or the Bible almost EXACTLY with the only big discrepancies being the names and dates.

Look up the stories of Buddha, Krishna, Odysseus, Romulus, Dionysus, Heracles, Glycon, Zoroaster, Attis & Horus. You’ll find striking similarities to the story of Christ like most of them being born of a virgin… To many coincidences to write off. It almost brings me to the conclusion that Jesus Christ was nothing more than a hodge podge copy of many prior pagan gods, a refining of the control grid if you will.

Here’s a few more links for ya to research.

10 Christ-like figures who pre-date Jesus

5 Near-identical Jesus Christ Myths That Predate Jesus

3. Logic. I’ve always been logic driven. This dive into Christianity put a huge temporary blind spot on my logic. It’s not that it went away but like it went into a semi-dormant state. Even in this semi-dormant state questions came up in my mind that nobody could or would answer to my satisfaction. Questions like, How can 1 God be 3 and if we, as believers have the Holy Spirit and there are millions of believers then are there not millions of partial gods? Or, How could a God that is Love order people to kill all the men, women, children and animals and burn their cities to the ground simply because they believed something different? Or, How come the Bible says one thing here and something totally contradictory here? Or, How come we are the only ones that are right out of the thousands of religions out there?

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Or, How come my prayers never get answered? Not the basic ones that could simply be written off as coincidence but the big ones that ONLY GOD could answer if He’s even listening? Or, Why would God damn someone to an eternity in hell for now believing in Him? Sounds very juvenile! Or, How can God create someone but now know them? Of course these questions are anathema to any preacher. You may as well just leave that church before you even ask because they won’t answer them and will take you as a threat to their income after that. You will be labeled a heretic and/or a trouble maker or as my old pastor put it “you have the devil in you”…. and will probably be shunned by all your “christian” friends at that church.

What do I suggest? What do I always suggest? DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS, just make sure you don’t take the lazy mans approach and just take what someone or something says as gospel truth! See what I did there? lol.

So as an addendum to this post I promised to post some basic info on what deism is, so here we go…

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That is the basis of deism right there. We believe there is a God. We believe he created the universe but then walked away. He doesn’t intervene. He doesn’t answer prayers. He doesn’t care if you worship Him or hate Him. He just is and always will be. When it comes to eternity, views vary. I personally believe that if He could create everything He can take care of me when I die. I have no worries. Deism pictures God as the great “clock-maker” who created the clock, wound it up, and let it go. Deists deny the Trinity, the inspiration of the Bible, the deity of Christ, miracles, and any supernatural act of redemption or salvation. Deism pictures God as uncaring and uninvolved. Deism is knowledge of God based on the application of our reason on the designs/laws found throughout Nature. The designs presuppose a Designer. Deism is therefore a natural religion and is not a “revealed” religion. The natural religion/philosophy of Deism frees those who embrace it from the inconsistencies of superstition and the negativity of fear that are so strongly represented in all of the “revealed” religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Here is a decent video describing the core beliefs.

And let’s end it there and give you some more references:

www.deism.com

The Age of Reason – Thomas PAINE (Free Audio Reading) A word on this audio edition. It’s completely missing the 3rd Volume. Get the real book and read it all. The third volume is wonderful in explaining deism.

Enjoy, and as always THINK FOR YOURSELF, like, share, comment and subscribe.

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This is my review of the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster. This is their top of the line IWB holster. Watch the video below for information on this holster and how it’s constructed.

So, here are my thoughts. Ordering to the door took 9 work days which is commendable as they estimate 12-14. Packaging is nice. There are plenty of video reviews on YouTube about the packaging and the holster so I’ll get into the meat of my review… The holster its self.

I messed around with all the different configurations possible with this holster and ended with the slide side all the way up and the grip side all the way down giving the maximum cant.  This works best for me because I spend a lot of time in vehicles. This position gets the magazine off my back. My particular holster has the custom plastic mold for my Springfield XDm 4.5″ 9mm which is no small pistol and not the easiest to conceal.

I am wearing it in the 4:30 position which is the factory recommended position and it is by far the most comfortable, though I kinda like the 5 o’clock position too but have to put my shoulder out of joint to draw from it. From 4:30 I don’t have to dislocate my shoulder. I did, initially seem to have problems drawing but realized it was human error. What was happening is when drawing the grip side clip would stay on the belt like it should but the soft part of the holster would bend and the holster would come part way out of my pants. Come to find out there were a few things going on here. First, I was thumbing the soft part of the holster by the slide. Second, I had the retention too tight and Third my belt was a soft piece of shit. I now wear a 5.11 Tactical Double Duty Belt which holds this up very nicely.

Back to the holster. Time will tell of it’s durability but from other reviewers I have read it will be a very durable holster. Keep in mind these are NOT kydex holsters. They are Boltaron plastic, which is a very durable plastic. Here is an explanation about that plastic versus kydex.

As far as the tuck-ability of this holster is concerned it is definitely tuckable. Where I have issues is I’m a tall guy and wear tall tuck in shirts. If the shirt tucks really far into the waistline then the fabric will scrunch up a little bit by the holster. Also if you’re skinny like me it will still be hard to completely conceal a full size firearm like my XDm. Just remember something, 99.9% of people out there aren’t looking at you trying to figure out if you’re packing. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but most people are smart phone zombies. They probably wouldn’t notice if you had one in your hand. Also keep in mind there are people out there that ARE looking. Cops, Security Guards, Other CCW holders, etc… It’s still in your best interest not to print and this holster does a DAMN good job of that. Even with a relatively tight fitting shirt on you still won’t know I have my pistol on me unless you put your hand on my lower back / hip, and unless you’re my wife, kids or chiropractor you better keep your hands off!

Fit and Finish? I tried and couldn’t find one blemish or flaw. The neoprene backing is very comfortable against the skin and the “alien” material feels a lot like premium leather, though I know it isn’t. It does provide plenty of grip on the firearm though.

To be honest I can’t find anything wrong with this holster which is out of character for me. I guess I’m just that impressed and I highly recommend this holster for someone needing to wear tuck in shirts. One request I have for Alien Gear? IWB Tuckable Magazine holsters to match. Pretty Please! I would love to be carrying my 2 extra mags also and it would help balance out the load.

Oh, how the hell could I forget price??? You WILL NOT find a comparable holster for the same price. Don’t let the price fool you. This holster is, in my opinion better than holsters costing twice as much.

I gotta admit, one of the reasons I choose Alien Gear is because they are not only committed to the 2nd amendment, they also have a sense of humor!

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As a prepper you should know the importance of good tires on your bug out vehicle… or just your daily driver… and especially if they are the same vehicle like mine. In this review I share my experiences with the Cooper Discoverer AT3.

Overall this is an excellent all around tire for the price. I have very little complaints about them. Lets break the review down by terrain.

City. Not a lot to talk about here. The tires look good rolling on my slightly lifted ’01 Cherokee Sport.

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This is my type of city traffic!!!!

Highway. One would expect an AT tire to be moderately loud on the highway but I was pleasantly surprised. They were actually quieter than the all seasons I had on the jeep. Handling at speed is fine and I’ve had these tires up to 95mph without problems (during a family emergency).

Rain. These tires are excellent in rain. They effortlessly shed water even beyond their speed rating. Hitting a puddle at 80? You will hydroplane. That’s your fault not the tire’s.

Dirt / Gravel road. They are predictably good here as you would expect an AT tire to be. Almost an imperceptible amount of drift and they are not overly stiff so they ride great over the harsh bumps of your typical New England dirt road.

Mud. First of all these are NOT mud bogging tires but they perform ok in moderately deep (rim) mud. Once you go deeper though they start to loose traction significantly. If you’re going to use them for mud you might want air lockers. Otherwise make sure you have some momentum going before you hit the mud.

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Rocks. I’ve ascended some pretty steep rocks in my lightly modified Cherokee with these tires and there was very little slippage. Keep in mind though I have the LT tires not the off-road tires.

Snow. Before I go here it may be more a vehicle issue than a tire issue. Let me explain. The Cherokee Sports are very light for a 4×4 suv and I’m running 265/75-15 tires with a 3″ lift. These are basically a 31″ tire only without all the extra plys for hard offroading. The combination of wide tires on a light weight vehicle may be the issue here. So how does my vehicle deal with snow with these tires? That depends on the type. Lets break it down.

Hard pack snow. They work as expected on hard pack. In fact they handle almost like they do on a dirt road with just a little bit of drift.

Deep snow. Now we have issues. At slower speeds (under 25mph) they do fine but as soon as the speed increases they “snowplane”. It’s like hydroplaning only on snow. The snow tosses me all over the road forcing me to slow down. Now before you blame this on my driving keep this in mind. I’m a commercial driver with millions of miles underneath my belt. I’m the senior road trainer at my job and I have skid pad training under my belt on all major styles of drive trains.

Wet snow. Otherwise known as slush, grease, snot and winter mud. Behavior on this medium is very similar to the heavy snow with some minor differences. Instead of the slush pushing me around I push it around but if it’s thick enough I still float on top of it at higher speeds.

Ice. It has been an unusual winter this year in the northeast so I have yet to encounter ice. When I do I’ll update this review.

Overall these are great tires for the price. I got 4 for under $500. They are not hard core offroaders but as long as your not doing that or going 80 in deep snow or mud they should serve you well on you BOV or everyday rig.

I highly recommend you buy these tires!

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This is a review of the Magpul Dynamics video “The Art of Dynamic Handgun“. To sum it up quickly this video is the bomb!

This is a 4 DVD set with the first 2 discs being the main course. The 3rd is a basic concealed carry course and the 4th is a disc on various drills (I’ll list these below). Mixed in among all the training is detailed talk about equipment. Guns, Ammo, Suppressors, Holsters, Belts, Lights, Lasers, etc… along with the outtakes. These are flat hilarious. Unlike just about every other firearms training video from other people I’ve watched this one is professionally done. Most videos are shity quality but this one is not.

The main course includes 8 different students. These students are all men except for 1 woman. Between the men you have 2 cops, 2 marines and 2 people in the firearms industry. The woman is a college student pretty fresh to firearms.

At the end of the 2nd disc they run each student through realistic scenarios. All do well except for Willie, the girl. She had an even more realistic scenario thrown at her in that one of the targets was a friendly. Needless to say she shot the friendly and ricocheted off a car roof. Like they say, the range is the place to screw up.

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This is my short review of a great product. As much as I love and wear this shirt I do have some issues with it so I can only give it 4 out of 5 stars.

First, the good. This is a form fitting shirt so it will be snug. It comes in black or white, v-neck or regular, short sleeve or no sleeve, and has underarm pockets on both sides. The pockets are each large enough to carry a full size auto pistol but you’re not going to fit a huge magnum revolver in there. This shirt provides very deep concealment for those of us who need to be extremely discrete. Of course that comes with a price. The extra deep concealment makes it difficult to get to. This can be resolved in a few ways.

1. Keep your outer shirt untucked.
2. Keep a button totally or partially unbuttoned making it easy to slip your hand in.

The shirt may even make you look like you’ve been working out. The firearm will make your lats appear bigger while the compression fit will pull in some of that spare tire.

The construction of the shirt screams quality. There are no threads gone astray or mismatched sizing. This is a high quality shirt. It better be for the price!

Now the bad. I got the short sleeve because the no sleeve wasn’t available at my local Runnings store. The sleeves crawl up into my armpits and can be quite uncomfortable. I am constantly pulling the sleeves out. If you have chest hair then prepare for an itchy break-in period. And finally, after a while the small velcro tabs that keep the pockets closed do wear out. Also it is quite pricey if you ask me.

Depending on the size and weight of your firearm if you run there will be some “sloshing”, meaning that it will bounce and shift back and forth, but this is minimal. Hey, it’s not kydex attached to leather remember.

Now, I don’t know if it’s my body or the material but my body can’t seem to figure out if it’s cold or hot in this shirt. That may be neither here not there.

A quick note to remember. You don’t have to just carry a gun and spare mags in this shirt. You can use it to carry your wallet, keys, etc…

Overall this is a great shirt but a little pricey. If you need deep concealment this is your new holster.

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My new carry pistol! That’s how much I think of this firearm. BTW pictures are NOT of my pistol. You don’t need my serial number lol.

I recently acquired a brand new Springfield Armory XDM 4.5″ 9mm Pistol, and let me tell you, this is one nice firearm!

There are two types of pistol owners out there. The Glock snobs and everyone else. To the Glock snobs there is nothing better than a Glock. To the rest of us, we know better. I’m of the latter group. Personally I don’t like Glocks. They don’t fit well in my hand. They don’t present well when raised, at least for me and they are just plain ugly as sin. Do they work? Of course, and they work well, nobody can deny that but there are other pistols that are just as good and even better for the same price, and even cheaper. The XDM line of pistols fit that category to a T. To a Glock snob that statement is heresy.

First of all you get everything you need in one place. All except for ammunition that is. The package includes the pistol (obviously), 3 magazines (19 round capacity), kydex holsters for the pistol AND the mags, a speed loader, three different sized back straps, and a really nice case for it all along with all the other accouterments every other brand new firearm comes with. Something that you get that’s not typical is a bore brush on a wire rod. This is a very nice touch. The speed loader has a weaver rail mount on it so you can mount it on your weapons rail OR the mag holster, which has 2 weaver rails on either side also. Here you can mount a laser or light when not on the gun (when holstered for instance). Even the carrying case has weaver rails!

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This review will cover all 5 of the Patriots Series books. They will not be extensive, in depth reviews  with spoilers, but just my opinions and insights. For the most part I enjoyed some of the series. I’ve given them individual, mixed ratings. Some I liked more than others. Some were trudging. Below I’ll explain.

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Book 1: Patriots

5 Stars 😀

Book 1 deals with SURVIVING the coming collapse. This book was awesome. It starts slow and awkwardly but soon adheres to a nice flow. There is a wealth of useful information intermingled with the fiction novel. Personally, this book reads more like future prophecy than it does fiction. The scenario is very believable and extremely likely to take place in the next decade, probably sooner.

One of the major problems I do have with this book, which are few, is that all the preppers, seem to have unlimited income, which is a great departure from your typical prepper. Most preppers, like myself, are on an extremely limited budget, don’t have really high paying jobs and don’t have thousands of dollars to spare. With that said Rawles makes up for that with the wealth of information provided on the tips they buy to prep.

This book is by leaps and bounds the best book in the series and will be the only one I’ll be re-reading.

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Oh, this ought to piss some people off… Just hear me out ok. Let me start off by saying I’m not a neo-Nazi, skinhead, jew hater or anything along those lines. What I am is someone who is interested in TRUTH. And if I have learned anything in my quest of truth it’s that you NEVER TRUST THE OFFICIAL STORY!

The holocaust is the mother of all conspiracies. It eclipses 911 like a mountain eclipses an ant. It’s common knowledge in the truther / conspiracy community that the Reichstag’s Fire was a false flag so if you consider yourself someone who wants the truth about everything (like myself) you’ll investigate anything honestly and without per-conceived notions. The story of the holocaust has always not sat right with me. I didn’t know why, just a hunch. So, as the indigo in me wouldn’t let it go I decided to dive into some research. This is only 1 book out of lots I have read on the subject and by far this book is the most detailed and CONCISE I have read.

So onto the meat of it. Did 6 million jews die at the hands of the Nazi concentrations camps? To my understanding, Hell No. First one must realize that the concentration camps were NOT extermination camps, they were forced labor camps. They had hospitals, showers (which weren’t gassing chambers), orchestras, nurseries, sports and yes, hard labor. I, and this book alike don’t claim the camps didn’t exist but this book sheds light on some of the more controversial parts.

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George Orwell’s (his real name was Eric Arthur Blair) classic novel 1984 never seems to get old. This truth is apparent in the word ORWELLIAN. Even today Common Core says 2+2=5. Orwell predicted this in 1948 when he wrote the book. Why? Maybe it’s because he was an insider of the British Empire.

This book, sold as fiction but more like prophecy, shows us where we are headed. There is a reason the phrase “1984 wasn’t an instruction manual” has caught on in the liberty movement as of late. It seems almost everything today’s government sets up is doublespeak. What’s doublespeak?

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This review is going to cover all three books. I will attempt to avoid any spoilers but I’m not promising anything. I downloaded all three books to my kindle with the accompanying audible book and read all three in less than a week. Man I love kindle unlimited.

I learned of this book series through the author’s (Mark Goodwin) podcast, prepper recon. His worldview is very similar to mine with some minor differences and I knew that would be reflected in this series. As a fellow prepper I decided to support Mark by buying and reading the books. I’m glad I did.

I’ll review each book separately below.

Book 1: Conspiracy

The book, in fact the series, follows two groups of people, starting off as separate people/families and merging. The main characters are Noah Parker and his family and a guy named Everett and his friends. Noah is a teacher that gets attested for mentioning creationism in the classroom. Everett is an analyst for the CIA. Without spoiling the plot let’s just say the book is riveting.

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