Category: News & Notes

Ten Forward Weekly – DS9 Tour, and Renegade’s Regret!

This is a video for the Star Trek Online game and its community.  It’s an hour and 46 minutes long but well worth to watch segments of the new Deep Space 9 and the missions surrounding it. Along with an awesome introduction scene music and cast the new expanse looks really awesome.

Divert Your Course

This is the transcript of an actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operation 10-10-95

Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision.

Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No…I say again, you divert YOUR course.

Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS, AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT’S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse…. Divert YOUR course.

Our Deepest Condolences

The Christian Gaming Community would like to express our deepest and most heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Barbara Bush who has passed away Tuesday April 17th. She was a magnificent and wonderful first lady and we can only imagine the wonderful, loving, and kind mother that she was that loved and raised such great presidents our prayers for the family and friends of Barbara Bush.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 ESV

What Did You Say?

Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2 (NIV)

I was not sure if I should blog about this or not because it’s something that all people do and have found a comfortable niche in today’s society and the world. The cursing and swearing has now entered prime time T.V. and is accepted by the mainstream as a norm yet in the 1960’s this would be considered unacceptable…such is the progress of our society. A few years ago I remember reading this scripture and began to change myself.

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Exodus 20:7 ESV

and

29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29 (NLT)

To me speaking without swearing or cursing shows other people that you can speak calmly and peacefully some may say that those that do not swear or curse have a greater integrity then those that do I do not think other people will see that. It took me about 2 years to stop cursing and swearing but I finally managed to restrain myself from that behavior completely and now I do not curse or swear with very little effort and with complete success.  Unless you think that the Oh-oh’s and now-what’s are euphemisms for whatever you may think but I still don’t swear or curse. I do think that God wants us to speak in a manner that will make people think that we are speaking as Christians with faith and with goodness.

I often wondered why people curse and swear. Is it because to express anger or frustration? Or perhaps to intimidate and show the power that one can wield with such words with great ferocity. Or perhaps it is just an accidental slip brought on by amazement, frustration, anger or whatever emotions people have that stimulates them to swear and curse.

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Colossians 3:8 ESV

10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. James 3:10 (NKJV)

 In my observations most people curse and swear in public settings and consider it normal to do so. The swearing and cursing that we speak is a choice whether we choose not to swear and curse or we choose to do so that is our choice and nobody makes us do it but that’s just my opinion.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:21 (KJV)