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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Weekends?

Joseph R. wrote and asked if he joined my church would he have to give up his Sundays and I told him no, because I was considering a decree that we adapt the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Sabbaths........ which would give us all a three day weekend!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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THE CHURCH OF ALLAN

A few brief thoughts on the philosophy behind the creed of The Church of Allan!

First of all we have to have a formal name for members of "The Church of Allan," such as Christians for followers of the creed of Christ, or Muslims for the followers of Islam, etc.

After much thought, the only name I could come up with would be "Allanists," although if you have a better idea please let me know. I am also working on a secret handshake, but nothing has come of it yet!

Now, about the creed. We talked the last time, you know, about revering Howard but not trying to figure Howard out, and I found a good example.

This is a picture of us, a bunch of chickens clucking and scratching around in the barnyard. (A lot of chickens with their heads cut off too!)

Once we start to take a broader view than our own it becomes apparent that things are not as they seem.

Follow the pictures as they take an ever bigger view and I will have a few words at the end.





























Yes boys and girls we are pretty small and insignificant in the grand scheme of things and our view of the Universe is very different than the reality of it!

But! We are slowly starting to realize the world outside our own barnyard and gain an ever widening viewpoint about how things work.

Sure we have a long way to go but that is no reason to despair.

HERE IT COMES! It's not our job to figure out Howard or even other people. Our job is to try and be the best we can with what we are given, and then try and live our lives with a bit of dignity and grace.

We, as a race, have to learn the lessons of love and comnpassion taught by all the great prophets. (Including the Dali Lama) Only then will we start down the road to expanding our potential!

It's time for humanity to leave it's infancy behind and start to grow up a bit. Just as an baby only knows its crib, so we only know our barnyard.

BUT, as we grow and gain wisdom and maturity as people and a race, so will our outlook and vision broaden and become more aware and closer to Howard.

THIS, MY FRIENDS, IS WHAT I SUSPECT HOWARD HAS IN STORE FOR US.
(At least I would like to thnks so!)

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Urban Legends Exposed!

Sophomoric humor............. no wait, that should be "College Humor" yea, that's it!


Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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WINNERS, LOSERS AND ASSHOLES!

Guess what people? Today we have a triple play, or better yet, a hat trick!

In case you haven't heard about it yet, Montel Williams gets our "Winner of the Day" award for going on the show "Fox and Friends" and starting it off with a rant.

His bitch was about how the American media is more concerned with stuff like the death of Heathcliff, (or whatever his name is,) and the antics of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, than they are with important issues like the war in Iraq, the threat of Iran, Global warming and a host of other ills.

For this Montel deserves our "Winner of the Day" hands down!

Now, what happened next is that after about three minutes they suddenly cut to a commercial, and when they came back there was no Montel!!!! Nowhere.....Gone!

Then, a few days later to add injury to insult, Fox announced that The Montel Williams show itself had been cancelled. Gone. Poof!

For this unfortunate piece of bad luck we have to give Montel the "Loser of the Day" award and the Fox network our "Asshole of the Week" award.


There ya go folks. Three for the price of one!




Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site http://www.god-101.com/

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Saturday Morning Confusion. # 515

Everyone is worried about the extra pounds they put on over the Holidays. (Aren't You!)

The confusing part is trying to fiqure out which diet to go by that will supply the least pain for the most gain. (After all, we are mostly lazy s.o.b.'s, right?)

Diet, diet, whose got the diet?

Let me tell you kids, your humble author and the crack Perspective research department have figured out there really are millions of them to go by, swear by and swear at. (1,101,233 to be exact)

Rather than sift through all this material of what is mostly hogwash anyway we did something different.

The Perspective research department, in collaboration with David Bjerklie of Time magazine, have done a study on food itself so that you can decide what is best for your nutritional needs. Remember,you are what you eat.......so eat well.

The stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by this investigation. They have shown that what was once called "The Doctrine of
Signatures" was astoundingly correct.

It now contends that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function and that this pattern acts as a signal or sign as to the benefit the food provides the eater.

Here is just a short list of Whole Food Signatures.

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and science shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All
of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food. (Heart? Gee, my first thought was that they looked like "blue balls!")

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look
exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making
them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers.

And how profound is this? .... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.

Grapefruits, Oranges, and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

"The news isn't that fruits and vegetables are good for you, it's that they are so
good for you that they can save your life."

Your "I-only-eat-to-re-fuel-anyway" writer;
Allan W Janssen

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Friday, February 08, 2008

Letters, we get lots and lots of letters!

Here at the Perspective mailbox we get letters, we get lots and lots of letters, and I have to tell you that they have been keeping the staff working overtime for the past few days.

(So just like any other church, we have bills to pay and any offering or donation you could make through PayPal would be most appreciated. Otherwise I’m afraid we are going to have to lay off a few people....! See, We're getting just like the big time churches already)

But, down to business. The first item on the agenda today is that there is a new Quotation box to the immediate left and it is there for a reason.

Here at The Church of Allan we realized that God couldn’t really be a Him or a Her simply because of God’s non-corporal nature. (Part of our doctrine is that it is impossible to categorize or objectify God by God’s very unknown nature.)

But, we get a clue that makes God more personal and thereby familiar by Jesus himself when he said; (And this is one of the few things we know actually came from Jesus and not someone attributing it to him..... We will get into that “authentic says” thing at a later date!) He said; “Our father who art in Heaven, HOWARD be thy name!”

I love this quote from Jesus because it take an unimaginable being or force and describes it in such a way as to make it easier for us to put God into perspective!

(Get it: “Perspective” I didn’t pick that name for nothing.)

SO, FROM NOW ON IT’S CHURCH DOCTORINE THAT GOD WILL BE REFERRED TO AS HOWARD! (With all due reverence, of course!).

Anyway, back to the letters……... Remember I mentioned letters?.

I though it would be nice if you knew what a few of the people who read Perspective, (outside of myself and my staff of course) are saying.

First of all, Merry Johnson said; “Can't say I blame you for starting a common sense revolution! The world religious situation is getting pretty disgusting!”

Lesli B said; You're serious, aren't you! (Damn right I am.)

Janet H. had a more pragmatic thought; “I think I'll stick with my Baptist religion.” (Oh well, can’t win em all!).

Jesse J said... “You could do like Peter Griffin on "Family Guy" and start the "Church of the Fonz". (There’s always one in the crowd, isn’t there!)

Opps, I guess there’s two in the crowd, Michelle W. said; "I personally am a founding member of The Church of the Latter Day Cynics!" : ) peace

Then we get a little more serious and I have to start answering questions. From Maureen N. I'm interested...haven't read all of what you said but have questions already…….(The following is a quote from your humble author.) "We can look with awe and reverence upon God but the minute we put ourselves into the position of interpreters of "Gods Will" it seems to suggest a plot to twist all that is holy into a perversion of God's works."

"How can we revere God and not want to strive to do is will? How can we do his will if we don't try to interpret it?"

Maureen you have asked a question that goes to the heart of The Church of Allan’s doctrine.

Of course we can and should revere Howard.

BUT, because of Howard’s very nature, Howard would be unknowable. So there is no way to know Howard’s will. (And if you’re tempted to tell me “Because the bible tells me so,” then you should stop reading right now and go back to Sunday school.)

All we have had so far from religion are other humans having the arrogance and audacity to tell us that they know what Howard’s will is, and we had better listen to them! Or else!

And finally for today, we get this from Joseph R. "What’s your churches position on descent with modification by natural selection?"

Joseph is, of course, using fancy words to say “evolution.”

We have to start out with “First Cause” which is of course the big bang.

This did not just happen by itself since the Universe can’t appear through spontaneous combustion now, can it? Howard must have had a hand in that somehow. (The “laws of nature” were ingrained into the fabric of reality and evolution is certainly one of them SINCE IT HAS BEEN PROVEN, DAMN IT.)

Since then anything is up for grabs until we learn more about what’s going on with things, but I can tell you for sure Howard doesn’t interfere in the daily lives of humanity otherwise everything would be peachy keen..

(Like it or not that’s the way it is. Just like that old saying; “You cannot petition the Lord…… with prayer!” [Jim Morrison-The Doors]

I guess I have ranted enough for today so I will say “Goodnight.”

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

THE CHURCH OF ALLAN

As an introduction to this church, I will have to get a bit on the lengthly side but feel it is rather necessary for a good understanding of it. Later installments will not be as windy.

1.
In The Church of Allan, (Or a better name if you can think of one!)our doctrine will look at the great truths and also the myths and legends that have shaped our lives.

We will examine the story of Jesus and Muhammad, the rise of Christianity and Islam, and the forces that have shaped our religions (Both East and West) over the centuries.

First, I would like to say that this religion (Or Belief) is not in any way against God, or for that matter really about God at all, since that it a subject that everyone professes to be an expert in while in reality knowing nothing for sure.

Rather it is about the human experience concerning God, and how we have taken the Divine and used it for our own ends.

Within The Church of Allan, as part of our doctrine, we will look at how we as a civilization got to where we are now in both our physical and spiritual development.

It's catechism will give a history of Humanities development of religion and spirituality.

It will also allow us to take a long look at ourselves as a people and a civilization.

Plus, we will examine our religious beliefs and how practices of the “priesthood” have made our world here in the twenty first century the way it is!

There now seems to be as many different types of spiritual beliefs and practices as there are groups or tribes in the world, yet in spite of this diversity of belief systems, there is an underlying commonality present in every practitioner of every belief!

This common denominator is very simply the overwhelming need to have that belief system in the first place.

2.
There are so many types of belief’s present in the world today that naturally they cannot all be right. It seems logical that only one of them could be the “True” religion.

This by default means that all the rest are wrong.

Actually, in the light of day, they are probably all wrong to a greater or lesser degree.

However, in spite of this, the universality of our common craving for a belief system makes a very convincing argument for a Higher Power.

Remember the old saying “If there was no God, man would have to invent one.”

The only real question is how do we separate the fact of a “God” with the myths of man that have so shaped our lives?

For this, we will attempt to find some answers.

3.
My hope in starting this religion is to have people come back to God without the trappings and false impressions that have been fostered on us by organized religion and the "Priesthood" over the centuries.

Spirituality is what brings us closer to the Divine while the practices of the “priest-hood” or “priest-craft” leads us in the opposite direction and could even be called the devils work.

What I object to is the human trait of forming special interest groups whose purpose is to give only their explanation of God, and making proclamations and laws in God’s name.

This to me is the height of human arrogance and self-deception.

We can look with awe and reverence upon God but the minute we put ourselves into the position of interpreters of “Gods Will” it seems to suggest a plot to twist all that is holy into a perversion of God’s works.

Probably the best example of this is the fact that some of the greatest wars and atrocities in humanity’s history have been perpetrated in the name of “religion!”

4.
Historically, the study of religion was central to the discipline of sociology, with early figures such as Durkheim and Max Weber writing extensively on the role and function of religion in human society.

Social scientists who study religion perform a vital function in helping journalists and the general public make sense of religious themes. They study how religion influences television, political conflicts, personal issues such as abortion and homosexuality, and highly publicized “cult” tragedies.

They also examine the collision course that Christianity and Islam seems to be on!

The discipline of sociology of religion has much to teach about how religion functions for the individual and in society. Unfortunately, research done by sociologists of religion seldom filters out of the “ivory towers” to those “in the trenches.”

I would like to thank Burton L. Mack for his insightful work in “The Lost Gospel- The book of Q,” and I would also like to thank James Breech for his work “The Silence of Jesus” and Tom Harpur with “For Christ’s Sake” and now “The Pagan Christ.”

Richard Dawkins and Susan Blackmore also bear special mention for their work in “Memics.” Especially for “Viruses of the Mind” and “The Selfish Gene - the Study of Meme’s.”

The same goes for Max Weber, Carl Jung, Descartes, Nietzsche, Durkheim, and a host of others.

5.
An old story here that we probably all know by heart. It is said that once upon a time a king gathered a few men who had been born blind.

They were asked to describe an elephant, but each one was presented with only a certain part of it.

To one was presented the head of the elephant, to another the trunk, to another its ears, to another the leg, the body, the tail, tuft of the tail, etc.

The one presented with the head said, “The elephant is like a pot!”

The one who was presented the trunk answered, “The elephant is like a hose.”

The one who touched only the ears thought that the elephant was a fan, and the others said that it was a pillar, a wall, a rope, a brush, etc.


Then they quarreled among themselves, each thinking that he was the only one right and the others were wrong.

The obvious truth is that the elephant is a unity of many parts, a unity that they could not grasp in their ignorance.

Christianity, Judaism and Islam (as well as their individual sects) claim to be the only right path to God and although this vision arouses a lot of enthusiasm amongst it's adherents, it is important to know that these are not the only views.

We need only look at the Eastern religions.

According to the pattern suggested by this tale of the elephant, it is often said that world religions form a unity, and only this total unity provides the right perspective on ultimate truth.

6.
Theoretically, two possibilities exist!

If the first is true (all religions lead us to the same goal), and we choose the second (only one of them is right), we have not lost anything.

Despite our ignorance, we will arrive at the same happy end as the other travelers who have chosen different spiritual paths.

A less happy situation would be given by the second possibility, that a single spiritual path is valid and we have chosen the wrong one. In this case, we are courting a spiritual disaster.

(A third possibility, that all spiritual paths are wrong, is denied by the very nature of our spiritual quest itself.

This search demands a real fulfillment, otherwise our hunger for ultimate truth could not be justified, and all religions would be nothing but fantasy.)

By default then, because one option is so unpalatable, (that there is nothing after life) we would have to choose the view that all religions lead us to the same goal, it is just their method that is wrong!

The following pages are not meant merely to generate rational proofs for justifying one or another alternative.

No matter how complex and logical the proofs of one or the other causes might be, it is possible to find counterpoints of the same nature. At a rational level, these disputes could fill many books with no benefit to anyone.

No one can be persuaded or converted to another religious perspective only through rational proof and logic. This may be possible in science, but not in religion. Otherwise, everyone would already be of one faith!

However, rational proofs have to be considered because we are rational beings.
Reason should not be rejected and belief proclaimed the only way of knowing truth.

No divorce between reason and belief should be accepted because they are complementary and work together. Neither should exclude the other.

7.
We do not have to reject the proof of reason in our spiritual quests, whatever their nature might be. Rather than generating sterile debates, the information presented here should help you clarify your own views toward comparative religion and develop a critical ability to analyze today’s spiritual market.

The analysis that will be presented here focuses on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and the major Eastern Religions because they play the biggest role in defining today’s world spirituality from a Western viewpoint.

Some believe that a comparative analysis like this may fuel religious hatred and intolerance, but this is wrong. Religious tolerance and freedom cannot be built on ignorance, but rather should be built on the understanding of commonalities.

Therefore, as Jesus said: “Loving the person is possible even if one rejects his or her religious convictions!”

** This doctrine after all is said and done, will not have “The meaning of life” or anything closely resembling it! After reading these pages, we might not find out what God or religion is, but we might have a better understanding of what God and religion is not!

This is approaching the whole subject matter through the back door, but at our present level of understanding of the Divine, maybe it is the best we can do!

** “The world of poetry, mythology, and religion represents the world as a man would like to have it, while science represents the world as he gradually comes to discover it.” ---Joseph Wood Krutch

**”Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” - -Kahlil Gibran

Taken from the book, "The Plain Truth About God" (what the church doesn't want you to know!)

To be continued now and then!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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THE HELL WITH IT, I'M STARTING MY OWN RELIGION!

Yes, this is it folks, it's bad enough when the founding fathers of our mainstream religions get their message so screwed up by the people who came after them that it no longer bears any resemblance to what the original message was......... but when people like L. Ron Hubbard and The Swami What's his name and the Bahgda Veal Cutlet and the TV Envangalists and the Branch Davidians and the Railians and Jim Jones can and do start religions and get otherwise normal sane people to follow them..... THEN I CAN TOO!

We will talk more about this in the coming days but if you want an idea of what it (THE CHURCH OF ALLAN) is about, go to my website www.God-101.com

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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CONNECTIONS!

Another in the riveting series about how and why things work the way the do!



Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced transcendental meditation to the West and gained fame in the 1960s as the spiritual guru to the Beatles, died Tuesday at his home and headquarters in Vlodrop, the Netherlands.

He is believed to have been in his 90s and was said to be worth about 300 million.

Steven Yellin, a spokesman for the Maharishi’s organization, confirmed the death but did not give a cause.

(A lot of people thought his serene expression was from Yoga, others just thought he was stoned!)

The Maharishi originated the transcendental meditation movement in 1957 and brought it to the United States in 1959. Known as TM, a trademarked name, the technique consists of closing one’s eyes twice a day for 20 minutes while silently repeating a mantra to gain deep relaxation, eliminate stress, promote good health and attain clear thinking and inner fulfillment.

Classes today cost $2,500 for a five-day session.

The visibility and popularity of the organization can largely be attributed to the Beatles. In 1968, the band, with great publicity, began studying with the Maharishi at his Himalayan retreat, or ashram, in Rishikesh, in northern India.

They came with their wives, the folk singer Donovan, the singer Mike Love of the Beach Boys, the actress Mia Farrow and Farrow’s sister Prudence.

They left in the wake of rumors of sexual improprieties by the Maharishi, an avowed celibate, when he started hitting on all the women in the group!
No sexual-misconduct suits were filed.

Nevertheless, public interest in the movement had been aroused in the West, and it continued to grow in the 1970s as the Maharishi took his movement around the world.

He gained respectability as a "flying Yogi" even though he really just bounced around on his ass.

Float in peace!

Never mind that I am is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com I'm going to start my own religion!!!!

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I have writers block today so I'm going to send some stuff my Sister thought was funny! I will leave it up to you for the comments section

Daughter: 'Hi Mom. Can I leave the kids with you tonight?'
Italian Mother: 'You're going out?'
Daughter: 'Yes.'
Italian Mother: 'With whom?'
Daughter: 'With a friend.'
Italian Mother: 'I don't know why you left your husband. He is such a good man.'
Daughter: 'MOM, I didn't leave him. He left me!'
Italian Mother: 'You let him leave you, and now you go out with anybodies and nobodies.'
Daughter: 'MA, I do not go out with anybody. Can I bring over the kids?'
Italian Mother: 'I never left you to go out with anybody except your father.'
Daughter: 'There are lots of things that you did and I don't.'
Italian Mother: 'What are you hinting at?'
Daughter: 'Nothing, I just want to know if I can bring the kids over tonight..'
Italian Mother: 'You're going to stay the night with him? What will your husband say if he finds out?'
Daughter: 'MA its My EX husband. I don't think he would be bothered. From the day he left me,he probably never slept alone!'
Italian Mother: 'So you're going to sleep over at this loser's place?'
Daughter: 'MOM, He's not a loser.'
Italian Mother: 'A man who goes out with a divorced woman with children is a loser and a parasite.'
Daughter: 'MA, I don't want to argue; should I bring over the kids or not?'
Italian Mother: 'Poor children with such a mother.'
Daughter: 'Such a what?'
Italian Mother: 'With no stability. No wonder your husband left you.'
Daughter: 'ENOUGH MA!!!'
Italian Mother: 'Don't scream at me. You probably scream at the loser too!'
Daughter: 'Great MA, Now you're worried about the loser?'
Italian Mother: 'Ah, so you see he is a loser and I spotted him immediately.'
Daughter: 'Goodbye, mother.'
Italian Mother: 'Wait! Wait! Don't hang up! When are you bringing them over? '
Daughter: 'I'm not bringing them over! I'm not going out!'
Italian Mother: 'If you never go out, how do you expect to meet anyone?


Great Gal Turnoff #
1: Showboat Sammy
Maybe he owns a yacht off the coast of France. Maybe he has a timeshare in the Hamptons. Maybe his annual bonus is bigger than most guys' salaries. That's all well and good, but does it really need to be divulged on the first date?
Great Gal Turnoff #
2: Messy Melvin
A-list celebrities can pull off the unkempt look. First-daters need to pay attention to shaving, clothing and bad breath. If the guy can't even put in the effort for a first impression, it doesn't bode well down the road.
Great Gal Turnoff
#3: Rude Ricky
"Where's our drinks, lady?" If a guy treats the service staff with a lack of respect, a great gal will likely assume he'll do the same to her someday.
The last thing anyone wants is to be talked down to or disrespected.
The last thing anyone wants is to be talked down to or disrespected.
Great Gal Turnoff
#4: Cheapie Charlie
There will always be debate about who should pay on a first date. Some guys are traditionalists and want to foot the bill; others expect a 50-50 monetary split. In most cases, offering to pay is the way to go. Let her pick up the tab on a future date.
#5: Still-Married Michael
Marriage, separation and divorce are pretty cut-and-dry terms. If a guy says he's separated when he really means he's cheating on his wife, it's going to cause trouble. Be honest from the get-go and let the dating chips fall where they may.
Great Gal Turnoff
#6: Hands-On Howie
Guys need to read the signals before assuming hand holding, massaging and other touchy-feely activities have the green light.
Jumping too quickly to any form of intimacy can make any guy seem too aggressive.
Jumping too quickly to any form of intimacy can make any guy seem too aggressive.
Great Gal Turnoff
#7: Stereotyping Stephen
"Oh, you're one of those types of women." Jumping to conclusions about a date from the way she answers one or two questions is a definite mistake. Let the date unfold before making assumptions about someone you just met.
Great Gal Turnoff
#8: Distracted David
His cell phone is ringing constantly, he's popping away from the table every 10 minutes, and he keeps interrupting the conversation flow. First dates require focused attention -- that means putting the phone on vibrate, making eye contact and being present.
Great Gal Turnoff
#9: All-Business Barry
Some guys are great salesmen or outstanding negotiators. But there's a time and place for business and a time and place for leisure. Guys who treat first dates like business transactions will never close the deal.
Great Gal Turnoff
#10: Nervous Ned
He can't sit still, he's banging his fork on the table, and he won't make eye contact for more than three seconds. Nervous antics are a real turnoff and make a great gal think a guy has something to hide. Work out the nervous kinks before the date starts.

Great Guy turnoff!
1. Misleading Maggie: Her profile says no kids, athletic and raking in the big bucks. The first date reveals two young kids, an extended waistline and unemployment checks. Nothing says trust issues for a guy more than lies from the get-go

2. Insecure Ilene: She reads into every comment a guy makes. She wants to know right away if date #2 can be tomorrow. She asks you to call the minute you get home. This clingy nature screams of a potential needy girlfriend lacking independence.

3. Third-Degree Donna: The cross-examination begins before the menus arrive. The questions are coming fast and furious, and the guy begins to feel like the defendant on the stand in a criminal trial. If a guy feels stuck under the interrogation lights, he'll run for the hills.

4. Tardy Tina: She arrives late, she no-shows, she changes plans last-minute, she loses his number, she flat-out just doesn't respect a guy's time. Fashionably late is one thing; keeping a guy waiting 30 minutes or no-showing is unacceptable.

5. High-Maintenance Hilda: "Thanks for taking me to this nice restaurant, but couldn't you get a table by the window?"
The feeling that nothing is ever good enough makes a guy quit trying to impress
The feeling that nothing is ever good enough makes a guy quit trying to impress. A simple thank you for a nice dinner is a better way to go.

6. Chatterbox Charlene: The conversation doesn't have to be 50 percent talking and 50 percent listening, but if she does all the talking it feels more like a seminar than a date. Charlene's opposite cousin, Pulling Teeth Patricia, is equally unsettling, making the guy do all the work.

7. Still-Hurting Sally: First dates are notorious for spilling the beans on what went wrong with prior relationships. Sharing an amusing anecdote is good; making it clear you're not over your ex-boyfriend is a definite no-no.

8. Game Player Gina: "Maybe I'll kiss you goodnight, maybe I won't."
Good guys like to know where they stand
Good guys like to know where they stand. They leave the game-playing for the sports field. There's nothing wrong with flirting, but just know when it crosses over into deception and confusion.

9. Conceited Colleen: "Any guy would be lucky to have me." Guess what, the great guy across the table is also a real catch. Stop assuming every guy doesn't deserve you, and then you'll be on your way to actually landing a good one.

10. Matrimony Maureen: He dips his egg roll in duck sauce when all of a sudden she spills the beans on what they should name their kids. Intense relationships can be exciting for a good guy, but walking down the aisle before you walk each other home for the first time is a turn-off.

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

CONNECTIONS!

I am going to present a short clip from this series every day, Monday to Friday, and I promise you that following them will be well worth it!

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Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

sorry

It is Sarurday and I am suffering from Saturdayf morfning confzion
s0rry

(I will be out of town for a few days and catch up around midweek!) Allan

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com

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