Friday, October 31, 2008

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE McCAIN NOV. 4 2008

I don't care who your voting for just do it and for the right reasons. I'm flying home tomorrow! That's a lie I do care who you vote for--OBAMA 08 BARACK THE VOTE BARACK THE VOTE BABY BARACK THE VOTE AND TIP THE VOTE OVER!

McCAIN vs. OBAMA plus a guest appearance!



It gets so good, just stick with it!

Prop 8

The other day I read that Apple is publicly denouncing Prop 8 which takes away the rights of gay people. I wasn't going to say anything about it, but after a ride into LA with two friends who share my views on the situation my hand was forced. Should gay people be allowed the same rights as straight people. I do not think that being gay is in any way shape or form something that was originally planned when God created the world, but neither was lying, cheating, stealing, pornography, and much more. My friend said it best "God doesn't force us to do things he gives us a choice, why should the government be any different." America has turned gay rights into a religious matter when in actuality it is a civil rights issue. By telling gay people they are not allowed to do the same things straight people do you are telling them they are abnormal, and while some sins may "weigh heavier on the soul" as my friend Josh said, it doesn't mean that we haven't all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
If Prop 8 is passed it won't make people stop being gay, it also won't effect me in any way because I'm not gay, it will effect, however, the large group of homosexual people who have loving relationships with their spouses, who have children that rely on both of their parents, and the group of people who know they are homosexual but do not want to admit it in fear of being ridiculed, bullied, and sometimes even hurt. Again with the bible-slapping! In your faith and walk with Christ remember to be humble and loving, because when it comes down to it we are supposed to be like Christ who loved unconditionally and he was the only man that was blameless in the eyes of God.

Important Verses:
John 8:7
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
1 John 4:16
Psalms 18:27
Psalms 25:9

HALLOWEEN PARTY

I just decided to be Flavor Flav! I need a New York now.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

GOD IN SCHOOL

"One nation under God..." This line has caused a lot of drama over the past few years and I don't like to talk about stuff I don't have a solid viewpoint on, I just nod and act like I care about what the other person says, but I've finally come to a conclusion about this subject. Should God be allowed school? -- NO and yes! You're children have the right to say anything they want but the school, the administration DOES NOT! The VERY OLD CHRISTIAN MEN who founded this country created the idea of separation of church and state for a reason. America is a place where anyone should feel comfortable despite their religious affiliation. God is God but we need to be humble and understanding towards those who don't believe the same. No one ever brought a person to Christ willingly by "bible slapping." When we argue so hard for God to be incorporated into school we are doing nothing but pushing others away and they don't like it at all.
Schools have time before and after hours in which children can meet for prayer or bible study, your home is a place in which your kids can have friends over to discuss the bible and at this venue you can be there to supervise and listen to the problems your children are facing in school, but the classroom is not a place where teachers and/or principles should bible slap. Creationism and evolution should be taught side by side because if there's one thing I learned in high school its that science is the study of our world and while some things may be wrong a lot of it is right.
In the end it is not your schools job to educate your children on the teachings of Christ it is yours ad your church communities. The school is a place where your child and others children should feel comfortable, safe, and accepted and if your going to insist on Bible Slapping you should be aware that you are also insisting on making the school ground a breeding ground for segregation.
Let me reiterate, GOD IS GOD and he is good, but we need to understand people before we can reach them and being so intolerant as to make others feel uncomfortable in school is wrong. Your children are smart and a lot of them are standing up for their beliefs and don't need their teachers to reach out to their peers, just bring them up in the path God has set and he will use them to touch a MULTITUDE of people.

Monday, October 27, 2008

PARTIES WITH YOUR CHILDREN

Mom's if your kid is old enough to stay home and they don't want to go to the family and friend gathering being held at a neighbors house DO NOT TAKE THEM! Both you and your child will leave angry, they'll be mad and you won't want to give them attention because discipline in front of friends and family doesn't look good. Not to mention the kiddy table -- zero fun. Not only is it small they usually put it in view of the adult's table so you have to listen to the adults make all these funny jokes and look up at them while they do it. I always just wanted to have a really intelligent conversation with the adults. Whatever the adults were losers anyway.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

I'm growing my hair out again and then doing dreads -- just so you know.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

MOM

You should watch "The Secret Life Of Bee's" Alicia Keyes reminds me of you in that movie, you won't think so I don't think, but its a good thing, especially when i see photos of you when you were younger.

JULY 2, 1964

The day slavery official ended by way of the civil rights act. 44 years later and a black man is running for president. That is America!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

FULL TRAILER (1)

Of course you guys get first dibs...this is the first full trailer for The Gregory Id and probably the only one, but maybe you'll get lucky. video

REAR WINDOW VANITY FAIR


Jean Roy shot scenes from all of Hitchcock's film, my Director of Photography, Josh, brought this photo to me and we are basing the look of our movie off of this photo.

Friday, October 24, 2008

GOD-GIVEN SIN

Okay, this is a totally God through me moment and I get these all the times and a lot of my blogs are like this but this one is really strong so I thought I'd share. First off you should know that this is a complete train of thought blog and I haven't planned anything out, God is typing through me it happens often, he's cool.

Okay, so I have been wrestling with the idea of Adam and Eve for about three days now and was planning on writing a blog that proved that knowledge is sin, but God is showing me that there is much more to the story of Adam and Eve than meets the eye. My first reaction to the story is that the fruit was a poison injecting us with sin, but God has showed me that the tree was merely a pawn. God doesn't do anything by accident, this is the first thing he has shown me. He does everything with a distinct divine purpose and the fact that he placed the tree bearing forbidden fruit in the center of paradise is no mistake.

The fruit did not infect us with sin, we were already infected. Before the serpent had tempted Adam and Eve they had a strain of sin lying dormant in their very core the serpent did not speak sin into them nor did the apple inject it into their being, the serpent only brought it to the surface and God was fully aware that this would happen. God did not punish Adam and Eve for gaining knowledge, in fact he clothed them by killing an animal (the first death written about in the Bible.) He punished them for going against his wishes.

Knowledge of Good and Evil - Everyone is born with a basic instinct, what is good and what is bad. This is because of the tree, our knowledge, allowed us to see what we were doing was either good or bad. Now we do not need God to tell us whether or not to do something we can decide for ourselves, which explains the rift created when Adam and Eve ate from the tree. Before we had the knowledge ourselves we had to be told that this ONE THING (THE TREE) was bad. After Adam and Eve ate from the tree, they knew they were naked and were ashamed and the need for God to tell us what was good and what was evil was eliminated, creating a rift between us.

Free will - When we ate from the tree our sin took over, and we were able to make our own decision, against the instruction God had given us. Which, I believe is the birth of free will, in order to make our own decisions we must be confronted with both a holy decision and a sinful decision and choose which part of our core to side with, the holly side or the sinful side.

So if God despises sin why would it be embedded in our makeup? I believe that God despises sin because it separated us from him, it made us want to go against his wishes and deny him but it was also necessary. Because God loved us more than anything of his own free will, he wanted us to experience the same thing for him. If we had not let sin take over we would be slaves to the holy side and we would love God because it is the only thing we know. In order for us to feel what God feels for us we had to be confronted with a choice, our sinful side or our holy side. When God put the tree in the garden he gave us the chance to truly love him and that is why when you accept Christ heaven rejoices, because you have conquered the most daunting obstacle.

Love is not free, or easy, and sometimes it isn't fun and God set the standard. He put one of the greatest obstacles in our way to ensure that we would feel true love, sin. This message doesn't mean go out and sin it means when you choose not to sin you are loving God, you are freely choosing to give yourself to God as much as he gives himself to you, and that is a beautiful thing.

There's a lot more that i believe God has shown me, like is God tempted by sin, did he make sin, is the devil consumed by sin or sin itself? It's a lot to write so maybe I'll break this blog up into a few parts and address each one of these questions a week.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE!


This is the first screenshot I've seen and now they're thinking about re-shooting the whole movie cause they don't like the script or the main actor but look at this, it looks amazing! THEY CAN'T DO THIS and Spike Jonze the director might take his name off the movie...SPIKE JONZE IS THE MAN! Hollywood messes everything up. Sorry Spike!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

ROOM MATES

My room mate teddy's moving out...going to San Francisco to start doing music videos. This time next year I will be doing the same thing but hopefully with feature films, it's crazy how fast this has gone by.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

EH!

I'm WAY tired of California -- time to take a break and it needs to happen SOON!

Friday, October 17, 2008

MY BIRTHDAY!

YAY 20! In everything you do today remember that I was born on this day October 18, 2008 and that God loves you -- not in that order.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

FREE WILL ACCORDING TO THE MATRIX

"You have already made the choice, you are here to understand why you made it," these are the wise words of the Oracle to Neo (Thomas Anderson) in the second installment of the Matrix Trilogy. I think that this comment is a very true interpretation of what we call free will. The ongoing argument is " How can we have free will if God already knows what we're going to do." My first response to that question is that God doesn't see in time, he's sees all possible problems and resolutions, but then the question is asked "How can God be all knowing and not know what we will choose out of all of those solutions." This is where I got caught up until today. As I heard the line the Oracle spoke I realized that God does not interfere in any choice we make, he allows us to make that choice and either reap the benefit or suffer the consequence. Free will is not about God's interference but our chance to understand our own decision. From the beginning of time you had already made the decision to do what you were/are going to do, not God, when we get to the point at which we are to make that decision we must understand why we did what we did.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

PICTURE LOCK

I'm sitting in the room with my editor watching our movie, and its REALLY good. We have picture locked (all visuals cut together) so now its on to sound. We have a team of 5 people on our sound team (FOR FREE -- GOD IS GOOD) lead by Andrea, just another person God has delivered. ANOTHER 2 MONTHS and we'll have a movie! You have no clue how good it feels to go from wanting to make a movie since you saw Star Wars for the first time to actually seeing your imagination on screen. Gotta start writing my awards speeches!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

VIKTOR and ROLF


My favorite. These are some classy designers.

FRESH


Swagger, according to Webster's dictionary, is defined as "Jay Z." You think I'm kidding, look it up!

EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN BUT NOBODY WANTS TO DIE!

The title of this blog was stolen from the title of one of my favorite songs by the David Crowder Band. It truly is amazing how death has such a hold over us, me, I just decided I am going to speak for myself so, death has a hold over me. It has been about two months since I watched the season finale of House in which a Amber, who was on her death bed, was pulled out of her comma to say her goodbyes and die. I am still spinning over the effect that scene it had on my mind. One day, whether you like it or not, you will find yourself on the edge of life and death. You will look at your family (if you happen to be so lucky) smile (or frown depending on your relationship) and drift off into the last unknown. The idea of this is perplexing to me and I can't help but be slightly nervous. When I was young I remember asking my mom ( I don't know if she remembers) "How are you going to die?" she responded "I don't know, hopefully in my sleep." It wasn't until that moment that I realized dying in your sleep was possible. Up until then I thought I was going to be shot (it's so sad it's funny) I thought the only way a person could die was by being shot and as I look back on that day knowing what I know, I realize that the notion that a gun is the only thing that could kill me came from the idea that I was immortal. Human beings were meant to live forever and that is why death was so shocking to me. When God made the earth it was paradise, when he made us we were perfect, and then POOF we messed up, as is to be expected of any person who is tempted by the fruit bore on the tree of knowledge (in all seriousness you can't blame Adam and Eve you would have done the same thing.) As children we have these basic instincts A) There is a God B) Be true to your gut feelings C) You will never die/grow old. I am coming to the conclusion that as you get older you become wiser (tree of knowledge) and with that knowledge you realize death is necessary (whether you believe in heaven/hell or not) In which case know that time is a construct of the human mind and only serves as a form of bondage, God is timeless, time is not his invention, thus we are timeless and in a sense immortal so don't go by the saying "Live every day as if it were you last" instead make your motto "LIVE" for me "LIVE in CHRIST" and you'll find that day and night are not numbers passing on the digital ticker set atop your bedside table, it is Gods chance to give us full days of joy and full nights of rest and I believe if you live this way you'll find that death is not the end but the momentary inability to comprehend just before being ushered through the gates of heaven.

The Stalker

This is why dating is difficult!

dangerfilms.com: Film makers out of texas who are doing what they like to do and making me laugh in the process!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY DATING IS DIFFICULT!

This is how the conversation preceding a date should go.

Guy: Hey how are you?
Girl: Fine and you?
Guy: Great! Hey would you like to go (insert your own date here) with me?
Girl: Yeah sounds fun.
Guy: Cool!

And then when 7:00 rolls around and its time to be on the above scheduled date you show, call to say your late, or cancel an hour before at which time you reschedule. No one is asking to get married, have kids, and grow old in a house somewhere in suburbia just a date at which time we may decide that you don't exactly fit our mold or we both decide that we are perfect for one another. Maybe?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Zeitgeist!

I have never in all my life had my faith shaken so hard as the day I watched this thing online. My roommate Frank had been told to watch it by his boss at work so he starts watching it and comes in my room and tells me to look at it to see what I think. I go to the site (www.zeitgeistmovie.com WARNING: IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO HAVE YOUR FAITH FLIPPED ON ITS EARS DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT GO TO THIS SITE AND WATCH THE FILM!) I'm watching it and I feel this heavy spirit enter my room. After a few minutes of a man speaking on religion a narrator begins to speak about all of the similarities that christianity holds to all other religions that "preceded" it, most notably the egyptian religion in which the narrator compares Christ to Ra the Sun god. The similarities are astonishing, not only to Ra but to every other god figure in most cultures. Now the video is a good 20 minutes in and I am quaking, it continues by talking about why all of these religion's gods are so similar (i.e. born to a virgin, birthday of december 25, crucifixion, and on the third day resurrection, all of these gods have the same thing in common) saying that the religions are all based on astrology. The reason every god is born to a virgin on december 25 is because the three stars of orions belt also known as the three kings point to the top of Virgo the virgin who is holding a loaf of bread, loaf of bread in hebrew literally translates to Bethlehem where Christ was born. "WHAT?" I'M FREAKING OUT AT THIS POINT! Okay so why does every one of the gods have 12 disciples -- the 12 constellations, what about the crucifixion, it refers to the sun at its lowest point in the sky on december 22 and on december 25 (3 days later) it raises back to its normal position (or what some would call a resurrection) and the most obvious -- the Son of Man = Christ or our Sun. That's not even half of it, my jaw dropped, I was stunned, shaken, afraid, alone, scarred, and so much more. I questioned all night and all day today, doing nothing but research and looking for information on how to disprove these ideas and I have, I'm still a little shaken but my strongest argument is this: The entire idea of Jesus being the Sun and the bible being an astrological myth is based on the idea that Jesus was born on December 25, when in fact he was probably born sometime in September which throws off the whole idea of the three kings pointing to virgo placing Christ in Bethlehem on that day, that one fact has brought me comfort and made me realize just how crafty the devil is. He is a sly dude and there are a few swear words that describe him better. He has a silver tongue and if you think Sarah Palin is good at manipulating the truth you should listen to this guy. The other thing that brought me comfort is something I read by a Christ follower who had also watched the video. He said that this film actually made him trust God more, because if God made the stars whose to say they're not his sons story written for us in the sky, if all these other cultures had a Christ similar to ours it makes it more likely that there actually was a man called Jesus who came to deliver us from evil and bring the kingdom of heaven to earth. This video has some interesting conspiracy theories concerning 9/11 our economic stuff and much more, but the first half was trying and damaging and it has taken me 24 hours of research to see the devils hand in it and hear God's voice telling me to trust him and not listen to the lies. Satan is a manipulator, a deceiver, a twister of the truth, and comes as an angel of light, if you think he is a joke and won't trick you or is unable to get you caught up in his lies you need to get your head on straight, get in the WORD, and do your research so you don't find yourself in a situation like me where you're side-swiped by his forked tongue.