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Evolution or Creation: The Final Argument by Rashad Khalifa – Transcript

(This transcript is not true verbatim, I have removed repetitive sentences, and I have reconstructed certain sentences that end abruptly where Rashad rephrases himself before finishing the previous sentence, this is common in speech but not text. – Ahmad Wehbe).

Video Intro:

  • Evolution or Creation
  • The Final Argument
  • Your host – Rashad Khalifa, PhD
  • Produced and Photographed by Kathleen Clarke
  • Dr. Khalifa has a PhD in Plant Biochemistry from University of California, Riverside [1964].
  • He has published 5 books and 23 scientific papers in Science, Analytical Biochemistry, and other outstanding journals.
  • Currently (As of recording this video), he is on the roster of science advisors for the United Nations Industrial development Organization.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Every one of you is aware of the spirited debate, that has been raging for decades, between evolutionists and creationists. This hot debate began in the mid-nineteenth century; about hundred and twenty-five (125) years ago, when Charles Darwin developed his theory of gradual evolution.
  • Basically, what Charles Darwin said was that life began spontaneously from inanimate inorganic matter. This beginning of life was supposedly in water, and a single simple cell first formed. Then this cell split and multiplied, and evolved into new forms of life. With the passage of millions upon millions of years, fish came into existence in this water. And with additional of millions upon millions of years, some of the fish started to walk on land, and started to develop lungs instead of gills. Eventually, again, additional millions and millions of years was required for some of these land creatures to develop wings and the ability to fly. Another branch of these land animals continued to develop and evolve all the way to human beings.
  • Of course, as scientists, we took this theory of Charles Darwin and we scrutinized it, we put it to the test, like any other theory. Darwin used terms like; natural-selection, mutations, survival of the fittest, to explain his theory. Now during the last one hundred (100) years of scientific revolution, we learned quite a few things. Many of the things that you and I learned as youngsters, have been found to be wrong, or at best; trivialized.
  • So we took this theory of evolution and we studied it carefully. We started to look for the evidence, we treated it as any other theory, trying to prove it and turn it into a law. So, in the process of studying the theory and collecting evidence; fossils, skeletal remnants and so on. And the other scientists combined to teach us that parts of the original theory of Darwin were unworkable or scientifically wrong, just down right wrong. And this lead to the modification of Darwin’s theory.
  • As scientists we had to modify the original theory of evolution as written by Charles Darwin, in order to pick the new established facts. Let me give you a couple of examples. Gradual evolution proved to be wrong, our fossil record does not support gradual evolution. You heard about the missing link, every one of you knows about the missing link. And I am here to tell you there is no just a missing link, there are thousands of missing links. And to solve this problem, the scientists came up with a new theory called; punctuated equilibrium. Stephen Gould of Harvard and Niles Eldredge came up with this idea, punctuated equilibrium to solve the problem of the missing links. What they said was that evolution happened in giant leaps not gradually. So this was the first major modification of the original theory of evolution.
  • Another idea for example that we had to abandon was Lamarck’s concept of inherited – let me give you the correct expression here; the transmission of acquired characteristics. This concept of Lamarck had to be abandoned because it proved to be unworkable. And to give you an example from everyday life, Lamarck for example said that the giraffe has a long neck because most animals had to reach for high leaves, and they lived in an area where they needed the long neck. Well this was proven unworkable, and scientifically untenable (cannot be defended), and it was eventually abandoned. So we kept adjusting and modifying the theory of evolution.
  • What I wish to share with you today, is a scientific examination of both evolution and creation. I will present to you physical evidence, irrefutable, incontrovertible evidence that will help you decide exactly what took place – evolution and or creation. The title of this program is evolution or creation, the final argument. And hopefully, by the end of this program, you will see enough evidence to help you make a final decision about evolution and creation. We will find out exactly what components of Darwin’s theory are correct, and which components are wrong. And I must point out at this time, that Darwin was a indeed a genius when he suggested natural selection, survival of the fittest and mutations to explain his theory. Let me give you an example. The navel orange, this beautiful fruit is a new creature, that’s right. Your great-grandfather never saw or tasted a navel orange. And this happened through mutation, all of a sudden this tree came out with this beautiful fruit; seedless and delicious. And of course now it is spread all over the world. We take it for granted. But this is a good example of evolution. However, I must point out that the navel orange evolved from oranges, in other words we will not see an apple evolve from oranges, or a fig. The navel orange is still an orange. And this is an important point.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:07:37).

  • The evolution or creation issue is before the supreme court this year, in 1987, so this program is quite timely, because right now we have a powerful scientific and objective tool. That can tell us exactly which events in the world are probable, and which events are not probable. This powerful objective and scientific tool is mathematics.
  • Mathematics is the most scientific of all sciences. It is a pure science. And through mathematics we can tell if a bridge or a building is going to collapse or not, under any given circumstances. So we can use this powerful tool to examine both evolution and creation. This is exactly what we are going to do together, and hopefully by the end of this program we; you and I, will reach a final decision. So the name; the final argument, is quite appropriate.


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  • Let me first simply the mathematical laws, the laws or probability that we will be using today to examine both evolution and creation. Let us say we have five cubes, each cube is labelled with only one number, either one, or two, or three, or four, or five (1,2,3,4,5). If we mix these five (5) cubes in a mixer, and have them fall down in some kind of a device so that they would be lined up in one line, or toss them up in the air and have them fall in such a way so they would be lined up.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:09:53).

  • What are the possible combinations of these five (5) cubes, how many permutations are we going to have? Well, the laws of mathematics are very simple, they tell you that you will get a hundred and twenty (120) combinations, and you obtain this by multiplying one by two by thee by four by five, (1x2x3x4x5), the product is hundred and twenty (120), so you will get hundred and twenty (120) combinations, or permutations. In other words, every combination – if they fall down lined up; one two three four five (1 2 3 4 5), in this particular combination, this combination has a chance out of hundred and twenty (120) chances. Let me show you on the board.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:10:47).

  • Here we are with the five cubes, each one labelled with only one number. You toss them up in the air and have them fall down so they appear lined up in this particular combination. What are the possible combinations, how many? Here we see the formula, the number of possible combinations or permutations is 1x2x3x4x5, or hundred and twenty (120) combinations.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:11:10).

  • The probability for any specific combination is obtained by dividing one (1) over hundred a twenty (120), because each combination has a chance out of hundred and twenty (120) chances. And one over a hundred and twenty (120) equal; zero point zero zero eight six (0.0086).


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:11:23).

  • This probability diminishes fast as we increase the number of cubes. For example, if we increase the number of cubes by one, so you have six cubes instead of five (5), the number of possible combinations jumps from hundred and twenty (120) to seven hundred and twenty (720). One times two times three times four times five times six (1x2x3x4x5x6). And the probability for any specific combination goes down from one out of hundred and twenty (120) to one out of seven hundred and twenty (720), or 0.0014. So you can see how fast it diminishes. Okay, when will the probability diminish all the way to zero? well mathematicians who are exceedingly precise conservative, and careful scientist – decided that if you have eighty-four (84) cubes, then the probability is zero; forgetting any specific combinations. What does that mean? let me get to the board and show you this. I have the number here for eighty-four (84) cubes. The probability – look at this, is zero point zero zero zero zero zero zero zero all the way, fifty zeros and then two one eight (0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000208).


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:12:44).

  • So, you can see here that the probability for all practical purposes is zero (0). And this by the way is extending the benefit of the doubt. What does this mean in practical terms. This means you can take these 84 cubes, toss them up in the air and have them fall in such a way that they line up, and if you want a specific combination of one two three four five six seven eight all the way up to eighty-four, if you want this specific combination, you can toss up these cubes and have them fall down lined up forever, and you will never see this combination, this is what probability zero means, you can appreciate that. Now many of you are familiar with the lottery, we know what our chances are of winning the lottery, and here in the lottery we are talking about five or six numbers. So you can really appreciate the improbability of having any four cubes lines up in a specific combination.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:14:06).

  • To make a long story short, the genetic material of the human being, the gene that decides what kind of creature we have. This genetic material contains – listen to this 30 billion nucleotides arranged in specific sequences and specific quantities. Now what are the probabilities of arranging these billions of nucleotides in specific sequence of course you know the answer from the mathematical laws, the probability is zero many times over. We are talking here about not eighty-four (84) numbers, or eighty-four hundred (8400) numbers, or eighty-four thousand (84000) numbers, or eighty-four million (84000000) numbers We are talking about thirty billion (30000000000) nucleotides.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:14:03).

  • You know, as scientists, we have been talking about similarities between the human being and the ape, as far as genetic material is concerned. And you know something, if you have ninety percent (90%) similarity, we are still talking about three hundred million (300000000) nucleotides that must be arranged in a specific sequence, as specific quantities to change the ape into a human being. Even if we have ninety-nine percent (99%) similarity, we are still talking about thirty million (30000000) nucleotides that must be haphazardly arranged in specific sequence in order to change the ape to a human being. And you know that the portability for this is zero, we have now these mathematical laws that can tell us exactly which event is probable, and which event is not probable. And we know that the probability, that thirty million nucleotides, in the case of 99 percent similarity between the human and the ape, we know this probability is zero, we are not talking about 84 numbers, we are talking about thirty billion nucleotides. Another thing, at the other end of the evolutional spectrum, we are talking about the so called simple cell. Remember when I stated Charles Darwin’s theory, Darwin said that; first a simple single cell was formed, well, the cell that Darwin is talking about is not simple at all. It’s a very complex chemical factory, it is in fact the most complex chemical factory we know of. It has hundreds of actions, and the actions go on in the cell. And it has the DNA material that are very complex, and just to quote something, that will make you smile at least. About 50 years ago, Wells (H. G. Wells), Huxley (Julian Huxley) and Wells (G. P. Wells), wrote in their text; The Science of Life – and I’m quoting now; “nothing can be seen inside the nucleus of the cell except the clear fluids”, end of quote.


(Source: The Science of Life, page 30).

  • Now, these both scientists knew nothing about DNA. In the last fifty years, there was so much advanced in science that we realize now how many actions and reactions are going on within the nucleus. We know about the DNA; the helical structure (the shape of DNA is not always helical). And we know the arrangement and the specificity of sequences of nucleotides. And we know now that haphazard creation of a simple cell – as Darwin called it – is not possible, the probability is zero.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:17:07).

  • According to Darwin, the evolution of organs parlement (nullify / obsolete) the evolution of the organisms. For example the eye, this very complex organ, started out, according to Darwin, as a light sensitive spot on the surface. After millions upon millions of years, this light sensitive spot became a depression. additional millions upon millions of years passed and the depression became a pit. And then million of years caused a lens to develop in that depression. Well according to this scenario, creatures existed for millions upon millions of years in total blindness, await the evolution of the 20/20 vision, the evolution of the eye. And this – of course to you and to me this logically does not make sense. And now we see by mathematical law that the probability is zero that this happened haphazardly. Do you know how many things are in the eye? the lens, the cornea, the retina, the – there is – I can give you a list, two pages of components of the eye, each one of them cannot be haphazardly ??born?? (speech unclear, please contact me if you know what is being said, thanks). We have now these laws of mathematics telling us that the probability is zero.


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  • Let me give you some examples. The dragonfly has thirty thousand (30000) lenses in each eye, thirty thousand of them. Now for millions of years the dragonfly existed with thirty thousand lenses in each eye. What kind of intelligence told the dragonfly to stop evolved at thirty thousand (lenses), imagine the little area of the small eye of the dragonfly divided into thirty thousand cones, and each cone is fitted with a perfectly shaped lens. Imagine that. Now why did the dragonfly stop at thirty thousand (30000), why not a couple hundred (100) more or a couple thousand (1000) more. Who told the dragonfly that this is enough evolution for your eye?







(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:20:36).

  • How about the housefly? four thousand (4000) lenses in each eye, the housefly has four thousand (4000) lenses in each eye. Now what kind of intelligence told the housefly to stop evolving the eye at four thousand (4000) lenses. For millions of years, the fly had four thousand (4000) lenses in each eye. Now who told it to stop evolving. Why not go on towards five thousand (5000) lenses. The honeybee has six thousand three hundred (6300) lenses in each eye, and again we face the same question. And if you pursue that question it will prove the existence of a super-intelligent being that told these organisms to stop evolving their eye at a certain number of lenses. So this is the irony of it.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:22:16).

  • So while evolution is proven to be correct by scientific research, the initiation life – or the origin of species is proven to be not probable; the probability is zero. And therefore it had to be created by a super-intelligent creator. And we will discuss this matter and see the mathematical evidence supporting it, before the end of this program.
  • Let us look at some established facts that you and I have witnessed in the last few years. The first fact is, that despite our tremendous scientific advances, these great achievements, not a single scientist, not a single researcher, not a single laboratory has succeed in initiating life from inorganic, inanimate matter. They utterly failed in duplicating Charles Darwin’s basic concept; that life evolved from inanimate inorganic matter.
  • What the scientists succeeded in doing was to synthesize amino acids and proteins from oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and so on. This is the extent of our success in the lab. We could not produce life. Now, of course it is natural that we can make amino acids or proteins from oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and so on – after all, these are the ingredients that make up amino acids and proteins. It is no big deal that you create the circumstances for the ingredients to link up together and make up these chemicals. But these are dead chemicals – dead molecules with amino acids and proteins. And some people would say; “these are the building blocks of life”, well that is right, these are the building blocks, but this is the extent of it, just that, building blocks. Now if you take a bunch of building blocks and put them in the corner and leave them there for thousands of years – will they assemble themselves into a building? with a deliberate design? of course not. So as scientists we succeeded in creating the building blocks, but we could not create the building. This is a very important fact.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:25:08).

  • The debate between evolutionists and creationists, was so hot and so emotional. That some of my fellow scientists gave up their scientific objectivity, and I find myself forced to criticize fellow scientists for behaving like unscientific creationists. Let me give you a good example; has to be with the booklet published by the National Academy of Sciences back in 1983. In that booklet they published a picture one of the favorite pictures, the skulls of a number of hominids. And they concluded from that picture, that the skull of the more advanced hominid evolved from the more primitive skull. That the advanced skull evolved from the primitive skull. Well this is a perfectly valid and scientific conclusion, there is no problem with that. But the problem is that the academy ignored an equally valid conclusion that these skulls, the animals that possessed these – or the creatures that possessed these skulls, simply existed independently – independent of each other without any relationship what so ever. Now scientific objectivity dictates that you present both views, that the skulls evolved from each other, and – or the skulls existed independently of each other.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:26:24).

  • This kind of abandoning scientific objectivity resulted from the high emotionalism and fanaticism on both sides of the evolution creation issue. But scientists should never abandon their objectivity, we would be in deep trouble if we abandon our objectivity. We cannot say evolution is a fact and it is up to the rest of the world to prove otherwise, this is putting the cart before the horse. When we say that this evolution business is a theory, the burden of proof is on us to provide the evidence that evolution is a fact. It is our duty to establish evolution as the truth, not the other way around.


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  • To summarize; we all appreciate the power of mathematics as a pure science, the most scientific of all sciences. And we are all familiar with the simple formula of Einstein’s; E=mc^2, and we are familiar with the tremendous consequences of such a simple formula. Mathematics is an objective and powerful tool, that can tell is exactly what events in the world are probable, and what events are not probable.
  • We have been talking about DNA; the genes; thirty billion (30000000000) nucleotides in the human gene that interact with other life processes. We are not talking about a toy, you know when you go to the toy store and buy a bunny rabbit for example, it has ears and realistic eyes – but these eyes don’t see, and this toy rabbit  doesn’t have any sense, or DNA, or nucleotides that are arranged, or any life actions and reactions. We are assuming here that we are just talking about the simple arrangement of nucleotides in specific sequences and specific quantities, we are talking about just psychical arrangement. The probability is – this infinitesimally small probability is multiplied by other infinitesimally small probabilities when we interact the nucleotides, the DNA, with the other life processes in the cell and throughout the organism.
  • Now we can use the same powerful tool to prove the alternative – namely; creation. Now how in the world can anybody prove creation. Nobody could imagine anything that can prove creation. But you know something, about a hundred years ago we could not envision TV, or the telephone, or communication satellites, but here we are. If you can see your great grandfather today and describe the television to him, he would disagree with you, he would think you went crazy. So similarly we could not imagine anything that could prove or disprove creation. But how about a coded message from outer space. Did you ever think about that? a coded message from outer space, telling you; “I am the creator, and this is how I did it”. A message that will give you all the details. Many of you are familiar with Carl Sagan’s latest novel called “Contact”. In Contact he presented a fictitious story about a coded message from outer space, from some intelligent life out there, and the message was decoded by computers and so on. And you know something, this is not fictitious at all, I am here to tell you that we actually received a coded message, mathematically coded message, from the super-intelligent Creator, telling us exactly what happened; how the universe, the six million species of living organisms in this universe, and the Earth came to be. (there is only life on our planet).


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  • Now that we possess this irrefutable mathematical proof, that came from outer space from the super-intelligent creator. We can look back and at least smile at statements even from some of the leading creationists. Let me quote for you one of those leading creationists, Duane Gish, he said: “it is impossible to conceive an experiment that could disprove the possibility of creation, creation thus does not fulfill the criteria of a scientific theory”, end of quotation.
  • So even the creationists gave up, thinking that there could never be anything to prove or disprove creation. But here we are just like any other discovery, we find this mathematically coded message from the super intelligent creator. The first hint of the mathematical code was reported about nine hundred (900) years ago by a Jewish rabbi; Rabbi Judah the Pious. And by the way I’m talking here about unaltered; original; untranslated scripture, this is very important, very crucial. Because there has been many distortions, and changes, alternations, losses, additions to the scriptures. And we have to be extremely careful to know that we are dealing with original, unaltered, untranslated scriptures, literally the very same words that the creator brought down or sent to us.
  • So what Rabbi Judah found – let me quote for you, it is easier this way: “the people” – now this is – this quotation is from a book called Studies in Jewish Mysticism, it was edited by Joseph Dan and Frank Talmage, and this is what they said: “the people, Jews, in France, made it a custom to add in the morning prayer, the words; “Ashrei temimei derekh”; blessed are those who walk the righteous way. And our Rabbi the Pious of blessed memory wrote that they were completely and utterly wrong, it is all gross falsehood because there are only nineteen (19) times” – now pay attention to these numbers – “there are only nineteen (19) times that the holy name is mentioned in that portion of the morning prayer. And similarly you find the word Elohim nineteen times in the pericope of Ve-‘elleh shemot… similarly you find that Israel is called “sons” nineteen times. And there are many other examples. All these sets of nineteen are intricately intertwined, and they contain many secrets and esoteric meanings…”
  • So this was the first hint of a mathematical composition in the message that came to us from the creator, some kind of a code. Now, you realize now that it is important to find original scripture, unchanged. And just like the evolutionists looking for fossils and skeletal remains – scientists have been looking the world over for original scriptures. You have heard about the Dead Sea Scrolls, and all the finds in the pots, in the Middle-East, in many places. All these are attempts, some of them are failures, and some of them are successes.
  • So I set out to find an original scripture. And there is – here is the result: in this whole world there is only one scripture that was never altered; not a single letter was changed in this scripture, and that scripture is the Quran. So what I did was I got the Quran, an original copy, with the original Arabic, and I put it in the computer, and I decoded an intricately mathematical code that is clearly beyond human capability. So now we have physical proof, using the ultimate in scientific evidence; mathematics. Telling us everything that happened. That there is a super-intelligent creator, and in that message we see how we came into being, why we are here, where we are going, and many many other answers to lots of our most urgent questions.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:38:19).


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:38:26).

  • Before I put the Quran in the computer, I noticed for a unique phenomena that you will never find in any other literary work. I noticed for example that chapter two of the Quran has in the first verse – there are only three letters in the first verse, that is it: “A, L, M”, that is verse one of chapter two. And these letters remained mysterious for fourteen hundred (1400) years, scholars and scientists of all kind has been looking at this initials A, L, M and the other initials in Quran, trying to figure out what they mean, and they could not do it – the computer did it, recently.
  • And to give you and idea, if you count the letters A, L, and M, in chapter two of Quran, you will find that the total is nine thousand eight hundred ninety-nine (9899), this number 9899 is a multiple of nineteen (9899 / 19 = 521).
  • Remember the work of Judah – Rabbi Judah the Pious? the number nineteen (19) turns out to be the common denominator in the older scripture and in the newer scripture. Nineteen (19) is the common denominator in the Bible; the original, unaltered Bible. And also in the latest edition of the scripture; the Quran. And this is very important.
  • Now there are twenty-nine (29) chapters in Quran, covering half the Quran, the Quran has hundred fourteen (114) chapters, some of them are longer, and some are shorter. But the twenty-nine (29) initialed chapters constitute half the Quran. And this mathematical system goes from the very simple to the very complex. So it is suitable for people of all levels of education.
  • For example; chapter fifty (50) is entitled; “Q”, that’s it – just one letter; “Q”. And it is initialed with the letter Q (the first verse). The computer said that this chapter contains fifty-seven (57) Qs. When you count them – you can count them if you know the Arabic letters – and you find that the total is fifty-seven (57) – nineteen times three (19×3).
  • There is one other chapter in Quran that is initialed (the first verse) with the letter Q, and that is chapter forty-two (42), which happens to be more than twice as long as chapter fifty (50) entitled Q. And if you count the letter Q in chapter forty-two (42), you will find exactly the same number; fifty-seven (57). So the only two (2) Q initialed chapters have the same number of Qs, fifty-seven (57) and fifty-seven (57).
  • Chapter sixty-eight (68) is initialed with the letter N, as in Nancy; N – and you count the letters N in this chapter, and you come up with hundred thirty-three (133) – nineteen times seven (19×7). And this goes on and on. And it gets more and more complex, until you realize this is not human fabrication, that this is way beyond human ability.
  • For example we have seven (7) chapters that we see initialed with the letters “H, M” – seven of them, about one-tenth – they constitute one-tenth of the whole book. And when you count the letters H; “haah”, and M; “meem” – in these seven chapters, you come up with the total two thousand hundred forty-seven (2147), and this is a multiple of nineteen(19×113); the common denominator throughout the scriptures, the coded message from the creator to us. Two thousand hundred forty seven, now if only one letter “H” or one letter “M”, was lost or added in the last fourteen hundred (1400) years, you would end with two thousand hundred forty-eight (2148), and this is not a multiple of nineteen, the whole system collapses (19×113,0526315789474). Or two thousand hundred forty-six (2146), because mathematics is a pure science, it is the most sensitive scale and if you remove one number; you don’t have a multiple of nineteen (19×112,9473684210526).


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  • By the time the computer was done with the mathematical analyses of Quran. A vast mathematical code emerged and you could see that every letter, every word in Quran is precisely calculated beyond human ability and you will be absolutely convinced that this is a message from our super-intelligent creator, telling us exactly what happened. Let me give you another good example, because some people might think that only the initialed chapters are mathematically composed, this simple example is that the opening statement in Quran consists of four words. And the number of letters in this statement is nineteen (19). It is an important statement, it says; “in the name of God, the Gracious; the Merciful.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:44:25).

  • And it is considered the most important statement in Quran. It consists of nineteen letters and every word is found in the whole book in multiples of nineteen. For example the first word; “ism”, or “name”, is mentioned exactly nineteen times throughout the whole book.
  • The second word is God; “allah”, and it is found two thousand six hundred ninety-eight times (2698), this is nineteen times hundred forty-two (19×142).
  • The third word “the gracious” in Arabic: arrahamn, is mention in the whole book fifty-seven times – nineteen times three (19×3).
  • The last word “arraheem”, or the merciful, is mentioned hunted and fourteen times 114, or nineteen times sex (19×6).
  • Now right there you can appreciate that this cannot happen in a human fabricated book, in a human made book. Because we can go to the library – if you go to a library and examine one million human-made books, how many books will you find where the opening statement consist of X numbers of letters, and every word in the opening statement repeated in the whole book in multiples of X, how many? Again, the law of probability say zero, you will not find a book where all the words of the opening statement comply with this criteria. So there you have it, a very simple – this very simple phenomena by the way, was published in the Scientific American in the September 1981 issue, and the comment on it was; “this is an ingenious study of the Quran” – I was really flattered.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:46:10).

  • What does this have to do with the evolution / creation issue? well we have here a vitally important document, from the super-intelligent creator, telling us in words and letters that are mathematically composed beyond human intelligence. Telling us exactly what happened. And in this document, we see that life began in water, just like Darwin said. So this portion of Darwin theory is confirmed.
  • We also see evolution and changes in creation, in Quran chapter thirty-five; verse one (35:1), and in chapter sixteen; verse eight (16:8), we see that evolution is a continuing process. So according to this vitally important document, evolution is a divinely guided process. Evolution is a creation of the super-intelligent creator, and it is something that is happening now on continuous basis. We learn that every one of us was individually created, and the evolution that is taking place is individually controlled and guided by the super-intelligent creator.
  • One of the most exciting things about this document, is that the dichotomy; the great rift between science and religion is eliminated. We now see this document from the super-intelligent creator telling us that evolution is the creator’s work, and that it is going on continuously, and therefore there is no need for this dichotomy between science and religion.
  • So what we see here is mathematical; irrefutable evidence, that creation and evolution both are correct, and they compliment each other. Of course we have to examine the existing theory of evolution and creation, and correct them in the view of the new statements that came to us from the super-intelligent creator.
  • While on the subject on confirming or rejecting existing scriptures. I must point out that this mathematically composed document from the super-intelligent creator; the Quran, set the record straight as far as many existing creationist ideas are concerned. For example, we learn that the earth is billions of years old, not five thousand (5000) or ten thousand (10000) years old.
  • And we learn that the Earth is egg shaped, as I mentioned before – not flat.
  • And we learn that Noah’s Ark for example, did not look like what we see in the pictures of Bible stories and so on. Noah’s Ark was simply a raft; made of logs tied together with primitive ropes. And Noah did not carry all the animals of the Earth on his ark either; or this raft, he carried his domesticated animals to save himself, his family, and his animals from the flood. And the flood did not cover the whole world as we hear as youngsters. The flood was a local flood, all this is proven by mathematically composed statements from the creator Himself.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:50:26).

  • It is very important to realize that the prevalent creationism has nothing to do with the original untranslated Bible. That’s right. The prevalent creationism is a product of medieval storytellers, and ignorant interpretations and mistranslation of the original Bible. For example; the Bible says clearly that one (1) of our days is the same as one thousands (1000) years of your Lord’s – or the day is equal to fifty thousand (50000) years if you look at the Quran in chapter seventy; verse four (70:4). So we are told clearly that one of our day is not equal to any other day. When you go to the Moon, the day equals fourteen (14) Earthly days. If you go to Mercury, for example, the day over there is eighty-eight (88) of our days. So the minute you leave this tiny planet Earth, the day is no longer 24 hours.
  • So the truth is the Bible does not say that the Earth is six thousand (6000) or ten thousand (10000) years old.
  • The Bible does not say that Noah’s flood covered the whole world. And the original Bible does not say that Noah carried all these animals on the ark, and the ark did not look like an aircraft carrier either.
  • These misrepresentations of the Bible actually give Christianity and religion in general a bad name. Most people who are pushing prevalent false creationism are doing a terrible disservice to Christianity and to the Bible, because these misrepresentations are not the truth.
  • Scientific findings – and now mathematics – support the truth in the Bible (the original unaltered Bible). And we must remember that the creationism that is prevalent today is false, the true creationism agrees one hundred percent (100%) with science.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:52:53).

  • It is the prevelance of these ideas that are completely rejected by scientists, and scientific findings and established facts. These ideas called Darwin’s disillusionment with religion. Let me quote for you what Darwin said, as a result of these prevalent creationist ideas.
  • I’m quoting now: “I gradually came to disbelieve in Christianity as a divine revelation… Thus disbelief crept over me at a very slow rate, but was at last complete“.
  • And we cannot blame Darwin for seeing that the Earth is billions of years old, as established by science, while creationist idea say that the Earth is six thousand (6000) years old. You cannot blame the man for not believing that Noah carried all animals; the lions, the giraffes, the polar bears, an the giant worms of Australia on his Ark. And you cannot blame Darwin for not believing that the flood of Noah covered the whole world. So all these things are now set straight. We learn from this document, that the Quran complements the older scriptures, and confirms the majority of the truth in those scriptures, and consummates the whole message from the creator to us.
  • To conclude; we now posses physical incontrovertible evidence that every one of the ~six million (~6000000) species of living organisms came into being through a creation process, then evolution took place, and is going on continuously as a divinely guided and controlled process.
  • Thank you very much.

Video Ends


New Video Begins (intro):

  • Coming up: Excerpts from a radio debate.


(Source: Evolution or Creation, The Final Argument 00:55:39).

Bob (Radio Host):

  • We have invited into our studio; professor Jeff Clark, he is with Arizona State university as an anthropologist, and he maintains that creationism is not a science and therefore does not belong in scientific classes.
  • On the other hand we have Dr. Rashad Khalifa, he is a biochemist, and of course he takes the opposite stand.
  • And we are going through it with our phones open for your opinions about it. It is a hot issue, it is going to be one that is going to be viewed with a great deal of interest by the people in the United States, in the various states. And we are going to find out how this thing is going to evolve.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well Bob, I have to make a correction here, in that I will approach the matter from a scientific point of view. I agree with the most of the things that Jeff just mentioned, in that science is our only means to ascertain what the truth is. And we have a very powerful tool – objective and scientific tool – to ascertain what events in the world are probable and what events are not probable, and this powerful tool is mathematics. Mathematics is the most powerful – the most scientific of all the sciences, and it represents the ultimate in scientific proof. I realized that nobody can ever imagine a proof that will prove either evolution or creation, but there is something new and very exciting, and I am here to present it to you.
  • So in essence we are talking about a mathematically coded message from outer space. If you have read Carl Sagan’s “Contact”; he is talking about a novel; a fictitious message from outer space. Now this is not fiction anymore, and I come here with…

Bob (Radio Host):

  • You’re gonna have to put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Jeff Clark:

  • Yes, I dare say (laughs). But in so far the particular aspect of the old testament that is of issue here is that the book of Genesis; it is an origin myth, like any other origin myth, it is not a greater nor lesser than, it is not…

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well you keep going back, if you are going back to the book of Genesis, it exists…

Jeff Clark:

  • The reason I say that is I believe that that underlies scientific creationism by Henry Morris. Now it is obvious Dr. Rashad Khalifa does not agree with Dr. Morris but still… (Jeff is trying to dismiss Dr. Rashad Khalifa’s argument by associating it with the work of Henry Morris).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • That is right, and he is not here right now, I am debating with you.

Jeff Clark:

  • Ah, that is quite true. But who has written a text on scientific creationism? Henry Morris. And who is the founder of the Institution of Creation Research? Henry Morris. (Jeff is still trying to dismiss Dr. Rashad Khalifa’s argument by associating it with the work of Henry Morris).

Rashad Khalifa:

  • How long ago was that?

Jeff Clark:

  • Well, it goes back about twenty (20) years, as far as my…

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Well we are talking about now. But as soon as this program is over I will show you irrefutable mathematical evidence, that we have a document from out space; from the creator, telling us exactly how things happened…

Bob (Radio Host):

  • How are you going to prove that in the supreme court for heaven’s sake.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely, I will prove it in any court.

Bob (Radio Host):

  • Alright, we have to take some calls, this is getting interesting; messages from outer space.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely.

Bob (Radio Host):

  • That absolutely prove creationism is a fact?

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Absolutely, yes sir.

Bob (Radio Host):

  • Alright, is it possible that there is some sort of a gigantic protoplasm somewhere around cosmos, with all the ingredients and all of this energy – that can in fact create things. I’m not talking about an old man in a robe with a beard, and pearly gates and things like that. I’m talking about – is there a possibility with our limit knowledge to envision some sort of humongous thing that thinks, that can create things.

Jeff Clark:

  • Well you can envision anything that you want, and they have obviously not in the strict rigorous sense but most…

Rashad Khalifa:

  • You are not saying this about God, but….

Jeff Clark:

  • Gods are – gods are the servants of the societies and the cultures that create them, they have no existence apart from the societies that created them.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • Even if it is proven to you?

Jeff Clark:

  • Well I would like to see somebody prove it to me.

Rashad Khalifa:

  • I’m glad you would like to see it because I can show it to you, there is no escape now, that there is a super-intelligence out there, either proving the theory of evolution; ironically – or the theory of creation.

Video Outro:

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End of Video


Peace,

I hope this has been useful for you and that you have learned the details about the debate between Evolution and Creationism. I decided to write the whole video into a text format for those of us who prefer to read instead of watching hour long videos. It makes it easier to understand what is being said without having to go back and forth whenever the video goes too fast. This is especially true if English isn’t your first language, or if your English skill is low. So I really do hope this has been useful to you.

Another benefit is that I can include links to other material for further research, so that the reader doesn’t have to spend a lot of time searching the Internet and all kinds of websites just to find specific information. Instead it will be available at the click of a button.

None of the images, videos or audio is owned by me unless stated otherwise, such as being signed with my name. All copyrighted materials are being used under fair use for educational purposes.

Please contact me if you find any errors, or if you have ideas for how this presentation can be improved.

Thank you and GOD bless.

Week 52, Happy New Year! + Made a Catalog for My Paintings

Monday: 2016-12-26

Interesting… a Monday that doesn’t feel like one! Perhaps staying up late from last week’s Sunday ruined my clock or something. Whatever, I couldn’t fall asleep yesterday, so I stayed up to 8 AM, continued working on the paintings, converting the raw files into uploadable files. Fell asleep instantly once I was done and woke up 5 hours later around 1 PM to finish editing my last week’s blog post before publishing it. Managed to get some administrative work done before that as well!

Anyhow, my brain suddenly tells me to offer the paintings as free wallpapers! Why not? So I’ve been meditating on how to do that without enabling opportunistic thieves from stealing the paintings and selling them. Did a little research and came up with something that will work -GOOD enough.

I stumbled upon some very annoying news as well, my web-host added some weird policy to their web builder tool. They now want me to pay if I want to publish more than 5 pages… my website already has like 15 pages, so when I logged in, I couldn’t even edit those and publish them anymore. Just great… just what I needed, MORE WORK. Now I have to do everything manually, I have to code stuff and make everything the old way.

I’m quite mad at them… when I signed up with them, they offered their web-builder tool for free, it was part of the basic package. And the basic package is still quite pricy, at almost $40 a year. But, with this new change, they want me to pay $60 more, which makes it $100 annually. Sure, the tool is worth it, but, my website is supposed to be simple, so spending $60 on a tool, just to update news and such seems beyond stupid at the moment. Perhaps when my website is huge and demands daily attention, then sure, I will gladly pay $60 for a tool that makes my web-editing faster. But for now, I will have to code stuff myself, which sucks. And it took pretty much the whole day to do just that, I didn’t get far either, it took me an hour to edit the legal page… something I could’ve done in the web-builder tool within just 2 minutes. Oh well… like a wise woman once said; work work work work work work *laughs madly at his own joke*

Tuesday: 2016-12-27

Stayed up late from yesterday, finally fell asleep around 4 am. I was continuing work from yesterday. Been working since yesterday on a new design for the main page on the website, I finished just past midnight, only to start working on the wallpapers, I spent three hours after midnight making smaller – resized –  copies of each painting, and then adding metadata to every file as well.

Was going to start adding metadata to the bigger files as well, but was too tired, went to bed and then woke up 6 hours later to continue working on the metadata. Don’t you wish your life was exciting just like mine? Don’t you? DON’T YOU? *psycho gaze*

Finished up with the metadata around mid-day, then went on to work on the website… I basically have to do all the coding manually now, so everything takes 10 times longer to do. Will be updating it slowly with time, there will be lots of errors and such, make sure to clear your cache now and then when you visit it, also, if you are using Firefox Mozilla then you can hold down the shift button while left clicking the refresh button, this will force the page to refresh without relying on the cache files you already have.

Anyhow, finished up some coding, but couldn’t go further because I was lacking content. Which brings us to the next phase, artwork! The metadata for all the paintings is finally done, so I went ahead and began uploading my paintings to fineartamerica and pixels, you can find them by following this link: http://pixels.com/profiles/ahmadwehbe.html?tab=artworkgalleries

Anyhow, I managed to upload 11 pieces before the clock struck midnight. Worked for another hour and a half to finish uploading a couple more paintings before I hit the bed…face first.

Wednesday: 2016-12-28

Couldn’t sleep last night, woke up just an hour later, only to find myself firing up the computer to continue uploading my paintings. Managed to finish uploading another set before I felt tired enough to fall asleep again.

Woke up at 9 AM, took a long warm shower, applied for some jobs and then went back to uploading my paintings. Finished uploading everything around lunch time, stressed about what to do next, there is so much that needs to be done before I want to start promoting anything… need to update the website and so much more. But I started from the beginning, went through every setting on the POD platform I’m using (pixels.com, fineartamerica.com), turned on some stuff, turned off other stuff etc… all while thinking about how I want to go about doing things. I also went through every setting on my Facebook page as well. I basically spent hours just going through every detail on all platforms to make sure everything is 100% setup the way I want it, to avoid future issues (due to laziness and ignorance).

Anyways, during this thinking period, I decided to also create a catalog for all my paintings, basically a magazine with my art, which includes available sizes, prices and much more. It will make marketing so much easier; I will make it available for free as a downloadable .pdf, and also make it available for purchase as a magazine. I will then be able to order a few copies and pass them along to local locations.

So there is a lot of work ahead of me… tedious work, hopefully I will be able to finish this whole ordeal this week and be done with everything so I can return to my novel and comic writing.

Thursday: 2016-12-29

Re-did the entire design for the catalogue that I had worked on for hours yesterday! Oh well, it is all part of the process. I’m very happy with how it turned out… and yeah, I started working on the catalogue from 11 AM… it is 1 AM now as of typing this, so that makes it 14 hours of work. Almost no breaks (except for eating food and taking a shower). I’m I done? NO, it’s my first catalogue ever, a lot of research, design testing and trying this and that has gone into it. But I can say this… wow… even I’m impressed with my own work, like, how often am I impressed with my own work? All the time of course… but that’s beside the point! It’s coming together and it is looking hot! Well worth the time invested, can’t wait to share it with y’all. There will be two versions, one that can be ordered from amazon as cheaply as the printing company allows, and one that can be downloaded for free. But the most important thing for now is me going to sleep, goodniihzzzZzzz… *snoring sound*

Friday: 2016-12-30

Yet another 14 hour work day, got a lot of stuff done. Formatting is the big time sink here, it is so damn tedious, took me hours to work things out inside word. The sections system is so cumbersome and annoying at times. But I learned a lot, I could say I’m a Word Section master now. WHICH IS GREAT for my many book projects. I remember having issues while formatting my philosophy book “GOD THE CREATOR”, I redid the formatting at least five times to get it right, had to create a new file every time, because once you mess up the formatting in word… there is basically no coming back from that, just a big mess that would take hours to untangle, might as well make a new file and start over. And that’s what I had to do a couple of times today for the catalogue I’m working on. Took quite a while to figure out how to make things work out the way I want.

There is always something that needs to be changed, or added, or mistakes that need to be corrected… for example, as of writing this, I discovered that I have to redo the images for six pages… that’s like 1 hour of work, just because of a mistake.

But, I’m quite happy with how things are turning out, I hope it will be all worth it in the end.

Saturday: 2016-12-31

And another 14 hour work day, continued from where I left off yesterday. It’s crazy how big word files can get, with all images imported, my word document is almost 200 mb! Anyways, it was tedious work, small changes here and there. Sometimes doing thing in one place will change stuff around in another place, really annoying. I will probably look for a new application to work with, one that doesn’t use a system that automatically moves stuff to other pages… I like my pages to be like strict canvases. Such a small concept, yet it is not allowed in word… stupid decision by the program designers. The whole system just feels heavy and unpredictable at times. Too many time-sinks… oh well, good for text-based work with minimal visual content.

Sunday: 2017-01-01

This time I only had to work 12 hours before finishing the whole catalog! I even uploaded it to my printer, and it is going through the proofing process at the moment, hopefully everything will go fine and I can finalize some details and then publish it.

I also began working on the ONLINE FREE version, it will probably take two days to finish… or I will try one of those online PDF resize services, if those really work, then the online version will be ready the same day I publish the paper version.

Oh well, what can I say, it feels great; it has been an interesting experience. I never realized how important catalogs can be… unless I made one. I highly recommend everyone who got products for sale to make a catalog.

It is time for me to go to bed, it has been a very intense week. 14 hour work days take their toll. I gained weight from 76 kg to 80 kg this week alone! That’s crazy.

Anyways, Happy New Year!
I wish you all a wonderfully new productive year!

Hope your week was fine as well! Feel free to share anything you’ve done over the past week or if there is any book, movie or series you want to recommend. I’ll make sure to check it out and give my opinion.

Thanks for reading!

– A. Wehbe, www.ahmadwehbe.com

Week 50, Painting is Less Painful Than Writing

Monday: 2016-12-12

Today is administrative work as usual, paid some bills and applied for a couple of jobs.

Continued my painting work from last week, almost done with this color set (I don’t want to spoil which colors I’m working with… I know, I’m such a douche). Just got a couple more ideas to finish and then I will move on to a new set with different colors. If I have to count how many ideas I have turned into paintings over these three last days, then the number is around 150 pieces, but only 7 or so were good enough to reach the next stage… that’s a lot of work! Quickly now! Pat me on the back! Just kidding, that was so un-humbly of me, don’t worry, I pat my own back. *drops mic, puts shades on, puffs on a chocolate candy cigar*

After this initial concept stage, I try to look for color balance, shape balance, and a whole lot of other things to make sure it works out for me, a painting has to speak to me before it moves on to the next phase, where I spend more time working on a painting until I’m satisfied.

Read a couple of short stories by H.P. Lovecraft, “The Beast in the Cave” was so deceptive, I had to look it up on wikipedia, turns out he wrote that short piece when he was fourteen years old… or thirteen? The first draft was done in 1903 and the final draft was released in 1904. Anyhow, it explains a lot about the quality, but, I must admit that H.P. Lovecraft had a very good talent for creating suspense from such a young age.

Tuesday: 2016-12-13

Finished up with the painting set and moved on to the next set!

Was a slow day, spent more time than I should watching House Of Cards episodes, shame on me! It is getting a bit tiresome now, just a repeat of conflicts, it’s always like this with TV-series, they sell you the characters, make you want to see more of them, and once that’s done, then people get stuck watching the series no matter how bad or repetitive the episodes become. But it is okay, some interesting things are happening.

I actually had to check out Wikipedia quickly… turns out that people have similar complaints, especially for season 3, which is exactly the season my complaint is based on!

So what more did I do… applied for jobs, read a little and watched some YouTube before falling asleep. Oh, and I skipped my 8 km walk, sigh.

Wednesday: 2016-12-14

Finished up yet another set of paintings, the color didn’t work the way I planned, so I had to try something different, however, I’m happy with the result even though they are different in style from the other sets.

I was going to begin on the next set but it was pretty late, went to bed instead, watched some YouTube and read a little.

Thursday: 2016-12-15

Today was a not-in-the-mood kind of day, felt tired all day, didn’t sleep that well yesterday. Not taking those daily walks is very bad for my health, I thrive in the outdoors, hate being indoors so much but it feels like I have no choice. Bad weather, freezing cold, besides, I can’t paint while walking, that would have been too good to be true then!

Played a couple of CSGO matches and watched at least three episodes of House of Cards, that basically ate up most the day.

Friday: 2016-12-16

Woke up tired just like yesterday, but decided to remain in bed and read instead. Managed to read just a couple of pages before I feel back to sleep… the story wasn’t that exciting… still reading H.P. Lovecraft, the buildup of suspense is important in the horror genre, but, surely it doesn’t have to be dragged out, slow and boring?

Worked on the final color set, a very interesting color I must say, never imagined myself working with it, ever! It is difficult to work with, but when it works then it produces some very interesting paintings.

Saturday: 2016-12-17

Today I worked for 10 hours to finish off the last color set, I’m pretty happy with how the color worked out, never thought it would give me this much pleasure. I hope others will love the paintings as much as I do.

Anyhow, my brain was fried at the end of the day, tried out GTA5 Online to relax, it was fun, I have enjoyed GTA since the very first version came out on PC back in the 90’s! Crazy times! It’s a shame they have removed the top view from their latest versions, it added a unique style to the game, which is what made the franchise so popular in the first place.

Sunday: 2016-12-18

Went through all my finished paintings to check if they were still working, I will begin releasing them in a week or so, after I have had a couple of days of “cooling off” so my eyes and mind are renewed when I look at them. So far so good though, very happy with how everything turned out. Spent some time thinking about metadata and signature, and also some additional pieces for my first set of paintings that I did way back in 2014, there was originally 5 pieces in the set, but I had two removed because they didn’t work that well for me anymore. I did learn a lot from that experience and avoided the same mistakes whilst working on these latest paintings. Anyhow, I will have to add 3 more paintings to the original set.

I had them all removed from all the print on demand sites except pixels.com (fineartamerica.com) and my official website, you can still find them there for the time being. This reminds me to share that I will be making a big update to my website in the coming days. The landing page needs to be slightly changed. I’m still working out the details though.

Another thing that happened today was a big damn headache that hit me around mid-day. It basically ruined my favorite time during a day; night! Sadly, I couldn’t get much done today, not sure exactly why I got an headache but the theory I cooked up was a combination of things.

Spent the time in bed, watched the movie Spectral, a bunch of YouTube clips and finished reading another short story by H.P. Lovecraft. I’m uncertain for now if I really want to write a review of it. I’m starting to understand his writing style much better, it was as I suspected the first time, but it is becoming more evident the more I read his works. He was a genius; however, the problem we geniuses suffer from is that we expect others to understand us on our level. This explains why his work is perhaps not mainstream, or the average intellect back in his days was much higher than today.

 

Hope your week was fine as well! Feel free to share anything you’ve done over the past week or if there is any book, movie or series you want to recommend. I’ll make sure to check it out and give my opinion.

Thanks for reading!

– A. Wehbe, www.ahmadwehbe.com

Week 49, I’m in Ice-Cream Heaven

Monday:
2016-12-05

Painted the shelf in the kitchen that I had installed a couple days ago, turned out really nice! Skipped my 8 km walk… I did exercise though! I’m writing a list of topics to write about for my comic, I already have the topics written on the computer, but I’m making a shorter list to bring with me on my walks. I’m picking topics that don’t require research, topics such as IRONY, I know what irony is so I can probably write out a couple of scripts for that topic during my walks. It’s just to get things done, since I’m finding it really difficult to sit in-front of the computer and be creative, it’s just not working out for me, I lose focus too easily. The noise from the computer fan is not helping either, it’s so annoying.

I read one chapter from “At the Mountains of Madness” and watched a couple of YouTube clips before I fell asleep.

Tuesday:
2016-12-06

The kitchen appliances arrived today, yay! I went ahead and bought an additional two shelves, but much smaller ones, and put them up to be used for dry ingredients, kitchen tools and measuring stuff. I went ahead and made a smoothie and some protein whey ice-cream. The oven and microwave work fine, the microwave has a grill-function, which I had to try out almost immediately, not exactly the same as a real barebeque fire, but it was better than using a frying pan.

That’s basically what my day went towards, I read each and every manual as well. Yup, I’m that guy who reads the manual; did you know that the Warranty is actually invalid unless you read the manual that comes with everything you buy? I don’t know if people are aware of that, but usually when you return something that is broken, they assume you’ve read it. It’s like an agreement, they trust that you’ve done your part… but nope, most people just lie about it. Oh well.

I’ve didn’t get to use the baking machine yet, no idea how to make bread, I’m a man in a kitchen, I’m not a baker… not yet at least!

I do know what kind of bread I want to be making, but the road to getting there and perfecting it will need some trial and error.

Wednesday:
2016-12-07

Today I decided to basically clear everything from my personal Facebook account… it was way too difficult to avoid facebooking, it was easy to get caught by post after post, comment after comment. And don’t get me started on all the trolls and hateful scum. It is overrun by smartasses, like, I don’t know how to explain it, but there are so many ignorant people in the world that it is scary.

I don’t know if it’s ignorance or just pure hate, or both, since hate is a product of ignorance anyways.

Whatever, perhaps it is just the internet, faceless people with no respect or regard to others.

So I spent most of the day watching House of Cards and deleting stuff from my Facebook account. I had to delete stuff from 2007!! YEAH, it took quite a while and I actually had to go to bed way before I was half way through it all.

Thursday:
2016-12-08

Woke up early as usual, showered, prayed and ate, then continued deleting stuff form my private Facebook account all while meditating.

I managed to finish deleting the remaining data after seven hours. And I like it this way, so clean, no more distractions.

Decided to focus on only one PRINT ON DEMAND platform for my art pieces and merchandize, and the chosen platform iiiiiis pixels.com (fineartamerica.com), the reason for this is because they focus mostly on the artists and give us a better price control. The other platforms require you to pick a price markup, a percentage of the base price… and they recommend a low markup, otherwise (they threaten you) that you won’t be able to partake in promotions and you will also be forced to pay a bigger free on every sale. Two words: NO THANKS! See what I did there? You thought I was going to write “fuck you”, but I’m a classy-wizard fools!

These other platforms seem to focus more on competition and profit for themselves. I want a platform that loves me, the artist, and pixels.com (fineartamerica.com) has lots of love to give!

Today I finished reading “At the Mountains of Madness” by H.P. Lovecraft.

Friday:
2016-12-09

I made lots of ice-cream today with the ice-cream maker! Damn, I think I’m in heaven or something.

Anyways, I spent most of the day just painting away. I felt the urge to paint on waking up, so I jumped out of bed and painted the whole day… while making ice-cream!
Nothing else to say, I didn’t go on my daily 8 km walk, spent some time applying for jobs as well and that’s about it.

Watched an episode of “House of Cards”, and also a couple of clips on YouTube before falling asleep.

Saturday:
2016-12-10

I made even more ice-cream today, anyways, I made so much ice-cream that the kids said they couldn’t eat anymore of it. That’s a first, it’s not every day you hear kids say “I can’t eat anymore ice-cream”.

Continued painting the whole day… didn’t take my 8 km walk, was raining, and that’s why I’ve been skipping those walks the last couple of days, just forgot to mention it.

Anyhow, the painting is going well, I finished a set of paintings yesterday and started today on a different set. However, the color scheme of this new set is very difficult to work with, but I’m forcing myself to keep at it.

Finished watching the first season of House Of Cards, I’ve really enjoyed the show so far.

Wrote a review at Goodreads of my latest read, “At the Mountains of Madness” by H.P. Lovecraft:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1835455982

REVIEW:
The novel offers a great chilling adventure that keeps you turning its pages. It focuses on environmental exploration, and is a perfect read for anyone who loves the idea of finding treasures in their own backyard… the novel leaves you wanting more, so much that you begin planning your own journey to find pieces of the secrets told within. OR, like me, lock the windows, doors and never leave the safety of your home ever again. Kidding; you are never safe.

 

SPOILER & CRITIQUE:
It is set in H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos; hinting at it more and more as you dig deeper into the story.

If you’re not familiar with H.P. Lovecrafts’ work before reading this short novel, then I’m afraid it will leave you wondering what in Cthulhu’s name the characters are talking about. The reader will only understand the references through an excessive use of adverbs used by the character/s. Such as “oh, that horrible scary book that I don’t dare read again for it is so haunting and scary”, this part of the story could’ve been improved upon a lot.

I can’t help but feel that the author tried to pack too much into the short novel, and since it IS a short novel, some aspects had to suffer or be cut off.

I’m not trying to “correct” Lovecraft’s style of writing, I’m just sharing what bothered me while reading this short novel.

The frequent and excessively long descriptions of weather and environmental phenomena that went on and on makes the reader lose focus to the point of having them go back and re-read paragraphs because their mind went ahead of the longishly boring descriptions and hoped this-and-that comes next to make things exciting again.

Was that a long sentence with many adverbs and unnecessary information? Well, now you know what to expect every now and then while reading this short novel. They completely interrupted my flow while reading.

The book could have been cut in half, which means the first half is a buildup of tension. The second half is divided into three acts, the excitement is heightened, then a setback occurs, but then boom HEART ATTACK and you start running for your life.

 

FINAL VERDICT:
If you ignore all the weak points, and you’re more into exploration, adventure and new ideas rather than silly mundane human feely touchy feels, then this short story is a must read. Even if it doesn’t satisfy you 100%, it will leave plenty for your imagination to think about!

Sunday:
2016-12-11

A pretty okay day, continued my painting work throughout the whole day, very happy with the results despite the difficulty the color set is to work with. I’m far from finished, got a couple more ideas and concepts to paint before moving on to the next color set.

Made a lot of ice-cream today as well, two kilograms of pear-sorbet! Think I got addicted to ice-cream or something, can’t stop eating it, hah!

 

Hope your week was fine as well! Feel free to share anything you’ve done over the past week or if there is any book, movie or series you want to recommend. I’ll make sure to check it out and give my opinion.

Thanks for reading!

– A. Wehbe, www.ahmadwehbe.com

Week 48, Swimming in Presents… From Myself!

Monday:
2016-11-28

First day of my new schedule, it was all going fine, up until the afternoon, a mega headache struck me! I forgot to mention that I was also going to abstain from all candy, chocolate, tea, sugar, soda and such. Since I will be reducing my food intake, I will have to make sure I only eat stuff that maximizes my nutrient intake without risking over eating again. And that’s why I got hit by a major headache, it happens every time I stop drinking tea. Seems like even the innocent tea is a major poison for the body.

I didn’t get much writing done today; I spent most of it applying for jobs, checking mails, posting last week’s blog post, and wasted away playing 7days2die, nerd. I’m slowly learning to avoid Facebooking too much as well. Some people keep trying to argue with me, but they keep repeating their ignorance, so instead of explaining over and over, I’ve decided to leave people to rot in their stupidity. It spares me a lot of time, I wrote a book titled “GOD The Creator”

ISBN-10: 1499753241
ISBN-13: 978-1499753240
ASIN: B00KPH0PKS

This book puts it all into perspective and answers all questions and shatters all those arguments that keep circulating in the mind of atheists. But it also challenges the religious person, giving them new perspectives to look at the whole ordeal and examine if their faith is true or false.

One of my many awaited packages came today; it was the tablet-holder and ink for the printer. I checked those off of my list of things to keep track of stuff.

Anyhow, the pain from the headache made it impossible to do anything, so I watched YouTube and such. I highly recommend the following channel: Good Mythical Morning, with Rhett & Link. It is THE BEST thing that ever happened to YouTube, I can’t believe or rather I REFUSE to accept that they are not getting 500 million views daily at least!

Tuesday:
2016-11-29

Guess what day it is today? Today is today, duh, what did you think? Silly you!

Woke up early, no headache, worked out, prayed, showered, ate, think I ate one sandwich too much though, I ate three, which I’m used to, but I will be reducing it down to two sandwiches, and that will become my standard from now on. Never eat more than two! *repeats like a mantra*

Today was a – fix stuff – day, since I had an headache yesterday and couldn’t fix anything, I then had to do everything today instead. I did some administrative work and went out and bought some stuff I need. Bought electrical wire and a couple plugs, I pulled an electrical wire into the sound booth, yes I am an electrician I can do this! So that’s done! And some special screws and stuff to set up the surf tablet support-arm-thingy.

Two packages arrived today, well, one and a half to be accurate. 25 pieces of A5 lined notebooks, a box of pens, ink corrector, and NOT the USB memory stick that I ordered. So stupid, the entire reason why I even ordered from this online shop is because of the USB memory stick, but no, it was sold out… even though it said it was in stock when I ordered it. So stupid.

The next package was my whey protein and multivitamins, but only half arrived. I contacted support and they said I had ordered too much so they had to split it up into two different packages (without telling me), but whatever, it should arrive tomorrow. When ordering, I was given free stuff to choose from! I picked a pink shaker. Why pink? Because I will look so cool when jogging outside, sipping on a pink flask. No, but it is to make sure nobody touches it!

Anyways, so far so good (except for the USB stick that’s missing).

Wednesday:
2016-11-30

This time I ate only two sandwiches and it felt much better, however, I was still feeling stuffed from last night’s quick meal. I need some slow protein over the night, but I ate too late, will change that to at least two hours before bedtime and see what happens.

Didn’t do much work related, spent most of the day reading.

More packages came in as well, the rest of the protein and vitamin supplements came. Also my microphone and other stuff I ordered for it, yay. Early presents for me!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNcRazMhUHj/

My sister and her kids came today, my shoes went missing almost immediately… and there was food thrown all over the kitchen, oh the joy of children!

Thursday:
2016-12-01

First day of a new month and THE LAST MONTH, then it is a new year, wow, looking back over the course of this year, I’ve accomplished exactly nothing! Well, not really nothing, there is plenty of work being done. But I’ve just been busy with too much other stuff, also I worked for at least a full year, which took a lot of time away from my writing. It has only been like 12 weeks so far, since I started putting more attention and effort into my writing projects. Yup, basically since I started this journal blogging thingy! So in 12 weeks I’ve only done around 20 000 words spread across different novels, I also did begin on a comic, that has been taking my time as well, otherwise I would’ve written twice that amount. Whatever, things are moving forward, that makes me happy, can’t wait to release and share all of it!

The tablet arrived today, I thought I had ordered the one with built in projector, Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro, but apparently I ordered the wrong version. I was looking at it on an online shop and then saw a review mentioning that it was $200 cheaper if bought directly from the manufacturer. So I went to their website and ordered it. But it turns out the difference was more than just the price, the comparison charts didn’t mention anything other than processor, memory and other technical details. There was no comparison listing different functions. Very bad web design for such a big company. But whatever, turns out the one I ordered was among their latest version with high resolution, so I’m fine with that, I will be using it for reading anyways, and I don’t see where I will find the time to even care about watching movies on a projector.

Didn’t do much work today either, wrote a couple of comic scripts and then went to bed.

Friday:
2016-12-02

Today I thought it was Thursday! Yeah, that’s why I do these journal writing blog thingies, to keep track of time. Do you really think I would’ve known this was Week 48 without this journal keeping? HELL NO! Whatever, it is Friday, went to bed late last night so I wanted to sleep a couple of hours extra today, but nope, neighbor started to hammer away at stuff early in the morning, making the entire building shake.

Spent most of the day with family, I built a shelf in the kitchen for the incoming stuff I bought for the kitcheb, minioven, minimicrowave, ice cream machine, self-baking machine and a mixer. Will be making honey-muesli-whole grain bread and banana milk ice cream, bah, I’m going to make lots of stuff on a daily basis, cheap but super nutritious foods.

Worked out a little, tried out some new things and did a little bit of research. I think I have figured out the best workout routine for my schedule, so I will be incorporating it starting tomorrow (I hope).

A packade came today as well, microSD card and plastic protection for keyboards. Cleaned my keyboard and covered with plastic, so much more sanitary. The plastic is not really plastic, but a synthetic material that kills bacteria, fungi and molds AND it protects against accidently spilling water all over the keyboard! Feels super nice and clean while typing.
The microSD is for the tablet, 128 GB of storage! I transferred all my current ebooks from my computer to my tablet, so now I can just lay down in bed all day and read, yay laziness!

Saturday:
2016-12-03

I lazily turned off my alarm, in hopes of getting more sleep, but oh well, two hours extra sleep didn’t do much. And I missed out on so much because of that, my eating schedual got messed up. Whatever. I got to imprint in my brain “wake up at 6 am no matter what!.”

So what did I do today, I fired up the computer to write a couple of comic scripts, but nope, didn’t feel like it. It feels so boring and cold to sit in front of a computer, the blank canvas, bleh.

However, I do prefer to edit on the computer; it feels like a completely different process that writing. And having material already available makes it less daunting, it removes the “cold” feeling of computer screens.

I chose to just relax and read all day instead, been reading Lovecraft’s work so far and learned a lot. So far so good, I did however stumble upon a couple of writing mistakes. For example, one paragraph was way too descriptive in the novel “At the Mountains of Madness”, it made me lose focus. He should’ve rewritten it, even if it had taken him more words, to keep the flow going and keep the reader absorbed into the story.

Another thing I learned is the importance of characters, for example his character “Adul Alhazred” is soooo damn important for the entire mythos. I just love how Lovecraft is such a master at keeping you at suspense and the “release” never leaves you 100% content, it keeps you wondering.

Anyways, I exercised as well, body was sore from yesterday’s mistake/experiments.

Watched the movie “The Mechanic, Resurrection” while relaxing, and then watched an episode of Good Mythical Morning before falling asleep. I know it’s a morning show, but the whole “feeling” of the show is just so cozy and relaxing, making the perfect show to wake up to and to watch before going to bed. But I prefer to meditate upon waking up and then stay active as much as possible throughout the day, so watching the show before bedtime works out better for me.

Sunday:
2016-12-04

Schedule-wise, the day was perfect. Except that I’ve been skipping my 8 km walks these last couple of days. I’m thinking of tripling my walks since I’ve been the most productive (writing wise) during my walks, and I’ve basically finished most the renovations in the apartment and built everything that is needed. These last couple of weeks has kept me busy with many things other than my projects, so now I’m focusing on getting into the writers’ life again and put all my effort in that area

Anyhow, I spent the day just reading and reading and reading. I did my workouts as well.

I did watch a few episodes of House of Cards, a new series I started watching today, it has an interesting style of filming. But I can’t figure how it will keep the interest up, oh well, I will just watch it until I feel that it is getting repetitive. It is four seasons, so I’m guessing it is good.

I continued reading “At the Mountains of Madness” by H.P. Lovecraft, it is such a slow read. The book is for academics or anyone who enjoys a dark adventure with exploration of the unknown. The minimal amount of dialogue and face to face interaction gives the reader a cold feeling. Also, the book is not about ideas or emotions; it is basically just exploring the physical realm of things, leaving the reader completely free to feel whatever they want to feel or believe whatever they want to believe. A very interesting writing style, but like I said, it only speaks to people who are able to think for themselves, who seek knowledge, not entertainment. The entertainment comes second in “At the Mountains of Madness”, instead, Lovecraft takes you on a realistic adventure. Something that tickles the explorer inside of us and leaves us wanting to explore even further! But I’m just 70% into the book, let’s see how it ends! Usually mystery and horror stories give the reader the “release” at the end.

– A. Wehbe, www.ahmadwehbe.com

Week 47, White Friday

Monday:
2016-11-21

Mondays are so weird; I mostly do administrative work, and by the time I finish up, HALF THE DAY would have disappeared. Whatever. I did take my 8 km walk, but didn’t get much writing done, my mother wanted to follow along and she kept talking and talking. We then went shopping for some groceries and had a taco night!

Didn’t get any comic scripts done, spent most of the day just watching music stuff on YouTube and read silly things on Facebook.

I did write for three hours straight before I fell asleep, things are getting interesting now, the characters are doing something I never planned for them, but oh well, it adds a deep dimension to the their character so I’m alright with that.

Tuesday:
2016-11-22

A serious headache day, spent the day watching interviews and lectures about writing and self publishing. I did take my 8 km walk, but didn’t get much writing done, was going through various other things in my head and suddenly my 8 km walk was over. Damn, I hate when that happens. Spent a lot of time thinking about how the heck am I supposed to make everything happen. I got art stuff, merchandise stuff, music stuff, writing stuff, and marketing stuff. So much stuff, stuff everywhere. Oh well, one step at a time. Also, Black Friday is coming up, I’m just going through ideas in case I need something so I can add it to my buy list. I did taste the urge of buying a completely new computer, but I decided against it, it won’t serve me good right now. I already have a functioning computer that does the work I need done.

Anyways, my sister is here and she brought her kids, funny how the house smells like diapers and shit all of a sudden. There is noise 24/7 and just pure madness, I really feel like I’m not even supposed to be in this family, because no one else seems to have that taste for the finer things in life. There is no such thing as perfection, like things need to be absolutely clean and fresh. Silent, calm and relaxing are words that seem absent from their brain. Well, actually, most people do lack an understanding of such concepts.

Whatever, the crying, noise and various smells gave me an headache that lasted the whole day. I did want to write before bed time but I just couldn’t cope with the pain.

However, it seems like I keep getting headaches lately, especially during winters, so, I guess I need to take action and perhaps invest in medicine for that so it doesn’t affect my work or life that much ever again. Aspiring for Aspirin HAH I’m hilarious

Wednesday:
2016-11-23

Nice cloudy day, took my 8 km walk, was pleasurable, although I didn’t get as much writing as I was hoping for. I was stuck at a scene and went through a couple of hundred details in my head before I began writing the solution. Each solution would have a different impact on the story and the reader, so I had to go through multiple ones until I found the most realistic one, but one that also kept the reader excited. It is a “no-turning-back” scene… if the story was a piece of wood, then this scene is basically one big nail holding the wood up on the wall. And many such important nails are there, but subsequent nails are measured using THIS big nail. Hopefully that makes sense!

Got a lot of writing done before bed time, which was really pleasurable, the scenes are coming together nicely. Certain things didn’t turn out the way I imagined them in my head, but it turned out pretty okay, besides, it is just plotting, anything can happen once I sit down and rewrite it into a first draft!

Thursday:
2016-11-24

Well, I was supposed to reduce my Facebooking, but alas, a few comments there, a few likes here and time just flew by. I probably need to cut off sitting in front of the computer COMPLETELY. Anyways, people kept insulting me and debating me without any proper format, they just spammed their comments, “thoughts (idiots don’t think, they just go with the feeling) and insulted me over and over again. Holy MACARONI at the amount of ignorance there is in the world. Everyone with access to the internet is suddenly an expert on everything. It is hilarious; really, every kid who graduates is now suddenly an expert at everything in life. It’s just so funny to see this happen, generation after generation, same kind of deluded brats.

I’m just happy that Trump won the election and all these imbecile leftists hippie weirdos can die in their anger. They are the kind of ignorant buffoons that blame everything except themselves. It is wrong with the world, not with them. If they don’t pass a test, then the test is faulty and the teacher is a racist! That’s their logic, and they are everywhere on the internet polluting it by shaming people who express their thoughts, they mass-report websites and people to get them off social media sites, they will attack and hack websites they don’t agree with and so much more. They are a living and breathing cancer.
Oh well, at least I took my 8 km walk and got a lot of writing done, so I’m happy with that. But I still wish I spent less time on meaningless stuff, like educating imbeciles, they just keep popping out from useless and stupid parents at an alarming speed anyways, it’s their parents’ responsibility, not mine. Damn, in the past, raising good and intelligent children was some form of a high social status and prestige. But today, wow, damn animals everywhere.

Friday:
2016-11-25

BLACK FRIDAY!

I spent a total of $1700 on various stuff.

Bought a microphone and a couple accessories for it, bought a tablet and stuff to have it hanging on a wall so I can read books while laying in bed without tiring my arms, it’s silly how even a small smartphone that weights nothing can feel super heavy after a couple of hours of holding it. Anyways, I bought some kitchen appliances, a mixer, mini oven, mini microwave, a self-baking machine and ice-cream machine. I also bought multivitamin & mineral supplements and protein & creatin & amino acid whey powder, lots of it. I’m really sick of how bad my mother’s cooking is, I mean, it’s not bad, it’s pretty much useless. So what I’m going to do is buy and cook my own food. I just pray that nobody destroys the kitchen appliances or touches my food. As I mentioned last week, they lack respect for anything, they just throw stuff around and want everything to work quickly. Life enjoyment = zero.

Anyhow, I was also going to order lots of books, found many used books for less than a dollar, that’s insane. I added 40 books into my Amazon cart and when I went to the checkout, $80 turned into $800, what the hell? Apparently, the shipment to Sweden costs $40, so yeah, NO THANKS!

This means no books for me, and I built four bookcases to fill! Damnit! Oh well, I still have the books on my wish list, so when people donate, they can either donate money or buy me books.

https://www.amazon.com/wishlist/1QY0UZHYN0PA1

I did take my 8 km walk, and got lots of writing done, but got stuck on a scene that took me hours to meditate on. I didn’t find any solution, but I will try again tomorrow.

Saturday:
2016-11-26

Today was a meh day, I went out for my daily 8 km walk, but returned back before I even reached 3 km, it was too windy, could barely write or think.

Once home, I showered, prayed and relaxed for a while, played a little 7days2die, checked my email and Facebook… damn, Facebook is a tough bastard to get rid off. I planned on reducing my facebooking, but it is harder than I thought, it will have to slowly diminish on a daily basis.

Wrote a couple of comic scripts, read some news, and then managed to solve the scene I was stuck on from yesterday. I’m really satisfied with the decision, I’m glad I didn’t change anything just because it was so hard to solve it. The reward was worth it and I believe any reader who falls in love with that character will love it.

Did some research into music making and composed a couple of simple beats. Wrote a couple comic scripts as well, and wrote some plotting before falling asleep. Ideas began to flow again once I solved the conflict I was stuck on.

Sunday:
2016-11-27

Didn’t start out that well, helped my family move  new furniture around, spent a couple of minutes Facebooking but managed to limit my time to just check my mail and messages which is a good development. Researched into some various things as well, for example, it seems like I’m overeating, it’s worse than under-eating, that explains why I feel so deadly tired everyday… so what I’m going to do is basically start fasting for a couple of weeks until my body and immune system has figured things out. And then start slowly again, train properly and only eat when I’m hungry. I’m aiming for three meals a day with six hours resting inbetween… which means I will have to start waking up at 6 AM. I need to start getting used to waking up early. I love dawn, I think it is silly to miss out on such a beautiful thing in life, so I’m gonna being my days around dawn, eat, work until noon, eat, then get a couple of hours of sleep because you get tired around noon anyways (body temperature drops), and then wake up around the afternoon with renewed energy, work a couple of hours, eat one final meal then work until bed time. That’s the schedule I will be working towards, wish me luck!

– A. Wehbe, www.ahmadwehbe.com

Week 45, Trump is Coming, Get Out of The Way You Sissies!

Monday:
2016-11-07

Should’ve taken my 8 km walk today, but was too lazy about it, so I skipped it. Was a typical slow day.

Applied for some jobs, wrote a few comic scripts and then spent the rest of the day reading news and facebooking. Did some cleaning in the afternoon, cleaned my smartphone from all crap apps, removed all entertainment and installed social media apps instead, I will be making it a pure communication device and instead buy a tablet for pure entertainment purposes, like reading books and watching videos. I believe separating things apart will make me more productive in the long run.

Anyhow, got some nausea at night and felt cold, so I guess I haven’t fully recovered yet, that sucks.

Tuesday:
2016-11-08

Best day ever, went out on my 8 km walk and it felt really good, the only issue is the ink freezing, stupidly annoying. But other than that, I managed to do some writing during my walk and continued to write once I got home! I think I have enough comic scripts to begin drawing and perhaps even releasing a comic strip on a weekly basis. But I want to wait a little while longer, because I’ve discovered that I need more characters, like standard characters. For example I have a character that is a feminist whom I have used quite often so far, so I want to wait a while until I have “discovered” characters that I will be re-using often. For the sake of making the production more fluid and the comic more consistent!

Spent quite a few hours adding stuff to my Amazon.com wish list, in preparation of Black Friday!

The rest of the day went towards facebooking and watching the U.S. presidential election.

Wednesday:
2016-11-09

Oh, look. it is snowing outside, goodnight! Well actually, I was about to go back to bed until my brother was angry that Trump won. I went like “TRUMP WON!?” and he’s like “ye *sad face*”, and I’m like YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP! I turned on the computer and began spamming facebook groups that were filled with leftist trolls, rubbing it into their face. It felt so good, so I basically couldn’t fall asleep. So yeah, most of the day went into facebooking and tormenting leftists, I watched video clips of Hillary supporters crying and it gave me a lot of joy for some reason. It is so sad that these people are so brainwashed, I mean, they wanted to vote for Hillary just because she was a woman. How the hell is that good for the country? It makes no sense, these leftist lacked so much reason and intellect that I felt sorry for them throughout these last weeks. Their behavior is so strange, their logic is so weird, and their ideology is weird and GODLESS. Like, they want to make it legal to kill babies after they are born. So sick.

Anyways, all this madness got me thinking. All civilizations are built by right wing, republic and authoritarian ideas, that’s how all nations come into existence. And then, with time as comfort and luxury improves, there will be enough free time for humans to think of new things and ideas. And that is where leftist ideology comes from, and that can surely improve society somewhat and I’m certain that leftist ideas have done enough to create a new standard for what civilizations should aim for. And that’s good, the end.

But things are extreme today, the right want to go faaar right and the left want to go faaaaar left. This is just madness now, two extreme entities trying to split the balance. The leftists want to rip away the very foundation for which all civilizations are built upon, not only that, but without this foundation, there would basically be NO civilization anymore.

Thursday:
 2016-11-10

Yay, today the sound proofing panes arrived! Well, I had to get them myself. I drove to the store immediately on waking up… well almost; I showered and dressed up first! I believe each day should be enjoyed while being clean and nicely dressed, so you can win the day in style!

Anyhow, I began work as soon as I got home, and frankly, it took more time than I expected! I worked from noon to 3 AM, that’s 15 hours of work. DAUYMN. They had to be cut in certain way and what not, and the glue I had bought DIDN’T WORK AT ALL! How stupid, it clearly says on the package and on their website that the glue works on foam and sticks on every kind of material, but nope, wouldn’t stick to anything. Luckily I had one of those plastic-rod glue guns and a package filled with big rods. It was perfect timing, funny, because I had bought them like five years ago and it has just been sitting among my tools since then. I gave myself a pat on the shoulder, damn I’m good.

Here are a couple of photos:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMoJpmOg9LE/?taken-by=authorahmadwehbe&hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMpQUQdgOg0/?taken-by=authorahmadwehbe&hl=en

Friday:

2016-11-11

Continued working with the sound proofing, finished up after five hours. The total work it took for the sound proofing took around 20 hours, it was really tedious and nothing I could speed up, because I had to wait for the plastic-glue to melt and measure and cut the foam to fit.

But it was worth it, I’m really happy with how it turned out, my calculations were also 100% accurate, every piece of foam was used! No left over pieces and all areas are sound proofed! DAAAAMN, I’M THE BEST, and people don’t want to hire me, wow, what a bunch of losers who are missing out on such a winner as me.

Here is a photo of the final result:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMrKq8kAHoU/?taken-by=authorahmadwehbe&hl=en

Spent the remainder of the day continuing my shopping on Amazon.com, adding books to my wish list, hoping there will be discounts on Black Friday!

I really don’t want to just buy any kind of book, so I’m focusing on buying novels written by the best of the best, big names, like Stephen King, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and many more. Each author has their own expertise and that’s what I want to read and study. I’ve avoided reading novels for a long time because I felt like it would pollute my own style and voice. But I honestly feel like I have found my style and voice, but it lacks the warmth and depth I wish it had. I want my words my make the reader’s mouth water, I want my words to be tasty, if that even makes sense, hah. I don’t want to throw down lots of words on the paper and call it writing. The equivalent would be a painter throwing paint on the canvas. It just feels so stupid and disrespectful to the whole concept of art. I think the whole art-world has been overrun by lazy minds who are only in it for the money, so they fill the market with SHIT, that’s what is, SHIT. It is really stupid.

The book industry has now been overrun by money-hungry-scum for quite a few years now. It is not even anything useful or of quality. For example, there are those who re-produce classic comic book heroes by changing gender and such. The industry is just polluted with thieves and tricksters trying to make a few bucks by basically copy-pasting and making slight changes.

There are even fake companies who steal manuscripts and translate them into a different language and sell without paying anything to the original author.

This might sound weird now, but I blame the leftist and liberal agenda. They have turned many generations into nothing but godless and lost souls who have no dignity or respect for other people’s rights. And this then affects the entire world in every aspect.

Societies have for a long time linked crime to low education, yet, the crime that affects society the most are done by educated criminals who work the loopholes in the law, leaving lawmakers stunned, because the process to implement laws takes time.

Here in Sweden for example, it is known that criminals start up a company and then use that company to falsely send bills to people and threaten with various consequences if they don’t pay the bill. This has been going on for years, yet, nothing is done about it. The criminals just open a new company and repeat the process over and over again.

It is the same with the company that is trying to trick me into paying in cash. I researched into their background and it turns out that they had previously cheated with the taxes and gotten away with around $2 million, consequences? NOTHING, their company was shut down. BUT THEY JUST STARTED A NEW ONE… Sweden is a paradise for criminals. The law enforcement is so weak that they have to ask the FBI for help into solving cases. I didn’t know the FBI worked outside U.S. territory, but wow, that says a lot about the strength of Swedish law enforcement… it doesn’t exist! GOD bless the FBI.

Saturday:
2016-11-12

What a wonderful a world ooooh yeaaaaah. Today I took my 8 km walk, felt great, came home, took out the trash, lots of stuff that had to be thrown out. I re-did my computer-office-area, it is perfect now, taking even less space which has opened up a whole space for my exercise equipment.

Wrote a few comic scripts and spend a couple of hours writing them into the computer. I’ve decided to stop writing comic scripts during my walks, the work doesn’t flow enough without research, and I can’t do research while being outside. So, I will instead work on my novels while taking my walks and then when coming back home I will be working on the comic, with all tools available to me.

I also decided to make my own pots… I know, I know, I said I wouldn’t do that… but seriously… I CAN’T FIND POTS, I need very specific kinds of pots, but they are so damn expensive. Anyways, I’m going to give it another shot, I will check some stores and see what they got… otherwise I will just go on ahead and make them myself. I already have the design in my head, also some tricks, like making the inside tilt to one side so the water drains into one direction, out a hole and then having a piece of cloth that sucks up the water which I then squeeze the water out of once a week. Easy peasy! This prevents insects from laying eggs in shallow water, so it is a perfect solution.

Sunday:
2016-11-13

Went out for my 8 km walk, the plan was to work on the novel I started drafting four weeks ago… well, it didn’t go that well. The problem is that I had most of the story in my head, so each morning, I was basically writing down stuff I have thought about and solved around bed time the day before. And well, 4 weeks later and I kind of lost track of some stuff, so I spent time re-reading everything I had written so far, to be certain about what I had already written and what needs to be solved. So I spent most of the day just trying to figure this out while doing something else. I continued adding books to my Amazon.com wish list, watched some youtube clips, played a little 7days2die, a zombie survival open world construction game… in my honest opinion, it is the best game ever created in this genre.

A silly headache crept upon me in the afternoon, but I fought it as much as I could. Sat down on the bean bag in the library and meditated on the novel I, I went deep into memory lane. Took me an hour to quickly go through the plot, I then began writing, but only managed to write for one hour before going to bed. Stupid headaches, how dare they!?

– A. Wehbe, www.ahmadwehbe.com

Week 43, I Giggle Like a Little Girl at My Own Jokes

Monday:
2016-10-24

Laid down in my bed most of the day, writing scripts for the comic I’m working on. Did a lot of reading, research for the topics I’m writing about, was surprised that philosophers and modern psychologists have come to the same conclusion about anger as I did in my book “GOD THE CREATOR”. I didn’t research the topic back then when I wrote about it because the entire purpose is to present the world with my philosophical conclusions. And everything is true in so far, I’ve not had many critique my work yet. I did receive some angry comments from atheists who refused to accept anything, as usual, even if it is completely true. Whatever, the book hasn’t sold much anyways, and that’s good and bad. Because I’m hoping to remake it a little before it starts selling, I’m thinking about a new format, making it bigger and include image examples that explain the various concepts that I’m talking about, kind of like a school textbook. This has been long on my mind, but I really don’t want to invest time on that, I got so many other projects I need to finish first.

Anyhow, didn’t do much else today, spent the first half of the day applying for jobs and just reading and writing. And the other half I spent cleaning my new room, organizing my clothes, going through boxes upon boxes of stuff. Found old warhammer space maries models, tried to find their value on the internet but couldn’t find any, perhaps they are super rare? Not produced anymore? THEN I’M RICH, just kidding, all the models are basically ripped apart because of my hundreds of nephews. They chewed on them, threw them around, ripped them apart, fantastic! Might try to put them together someday and sell them, but not anytime soon.

Tuesday:
2016-10-25

Went outside after my daily shower, had to buy some stuff, I bought silicon insulation tubes for the windows in my room. The old one seem to be damaged for some reason, cold air keeps sipping inside, which isn’t so great if I’m going to place plants indoors, the cold will damage the plants. I also bought a 9 litre paint bucket for my brother so he can fix his room; he got a bit jealous of how nice my room and the living room turned out. Bought a tube of spackling paste as well, he doesn’t even know what spackling is, what a sad world we live in.

I came home, dumped all the items and then went out again to buy groceries; I spent around $90 on enough groceries to last an entire month. That’s a lot of stuff for very little money spent. I have no idea how my mother manages to spend $50 each week on groceries that don’t last more than a few days. It’s always the same story, the buys stuff that only lasts the first few days, and then we have to live on bread and butter for the rest of the week, makes no sense, it doesn’t add up.

Anyways, I came home carrying six bags, it all weighted a bit more than 40 kg in total, I cooked a delicious soup and then spent the remainder of the day binge watching a TV series. Started watching Lucifer, a funny series about the devil taking a vacation from his job in Hell! I almost watched the whole first season in one sitting before going to bed. It’s a small cast, not many main characters and you kind of feel that, but it does get better, it improves a lot as time goes forward, more characters are introduced etcetera. I believe the focus has been on character development for the most part, because the characters in the series do evolve and that is very interesting, usually series have very static characters, but not this series, the characters maintain their original definition but they do adjust to their new environment. They are after all divine creatures trying to fit into a human society.

I don’t want to preach, but I just hope that people realize that this is just fiction and not an actual representation of Satan. But I do want to address one issue that I keep hearing from people who usually hate GOD. They actually believe that Satan is innocent and was forced to do GOD’s dirty deeds and take the blame for it. But that’s far from the truth. Satan chose to leave, he was an angel before he made that decision and when he decided to leave then he became the first jinn and renamed into Satan. His wings were never cut off, so he isn’t an angel with cut-off wings. No, he is an entire different being, far from being an angel. And that was completely his choice, nobody forced him.

He was one of GOD’s mightiest angels, and all that power made him think “hmm, why can’t I be my own god?”. And that’s the origin of the entire dispute. He chose to follow his ego, to prove to GOD that he too can be a god of his own. GOD didn’t put Satan in hell, hell doesn’t even exist yet.

GOD, out of his mercy, gave Satan and everyone who believed Satan’s concept a chance to test their claims, to see with their own eyes that there truly can only be one god and that is GOD.

So, we are all here on earth because we thought there can be more than one god. The first god is our own ego; we all worship our own ego. And that’s basically what Satan does as well, he worships his own ego and that became his downfall, and it also became our own downfall. And as long as we worship our ego, we will then end up in hell, which will be created (the eights universe) once this test is over (when the last humans have been born).

Wednesday:
2016-10-26

Woke up late way past noon, was really tired so I began the day by just continuing binge watching Lucifer. Finished watching all episodes around the afternoon. That’s when I continued cleaning and organizing stuff, it took a lot of time to figure out where most things should be and how I wanted to organize everything in my room. Like papers, notebooks, empty binders, keys, and all kinds of other small stuff. And the end of the day though, I was pretty happy with how things turned out, I still got a few things fix. The shelves, Ikea did respond and it’s basically one shelf per package, so the price is extremely expensive, so I will be buying an entire new bookcase instead, get four shelves and cut up the rest of the bookcase into homemade shelves, I will be saving $100 by doing this. Yes, there will be a lot of sawing and work involved, but I’m guessing it will take me four to six hours to complete the job. And guess what, that’s still cheaper than over-spending on shelves. Because $100 divided by six hours is $16,66 or $17 an hour, so I’m basically paying myself an above minimum wage! So yeah, shove it you damn nay sayers! Whoever is reading this and saying nay, shove it! Hah!

Anyhow, it feels like things have slowed down a bit, not much is being done, at least not the amount that I wish had been done up to this point. Too many circumstances that are out of my power, and that sucks. Basically I need to do this and that and this and that. So whatever, I still need to get a hold of soundproofing panes for the sound-booth that I made. Those are expensive, so my idea was to get mattresses, cut them up and get that done. But it has been a struggle to find cheap mattresses, I will have to make an ad I guess and see if someone is selling any in my town. I have already mentioned the deal with the bookcases and shelves. And all that’s left I guess are the plants! I guess I will start working on that as soon as possible, perhaps in the weekend.

Thursday:
2016-10-27

A slooooooow late day, cooked food then relaxed in front of the computer, watched YouTube clips, interviews and such. Watched an interview – or rather – a talk between Stephen King and George R. R. Martin, I didn’t know they were buddies! It’s interesting how authors are somehow more grownup. Sure, not all authors are, but those successful seem to have so much inside of them, this can’t be faked. Both Stephen and George shared many details about their life and it taught me that they have had their struggles in life. And experience can’t be faked, this is what makes people deep because they understand, they’ve been in the shoes of poor, the bullied, the hurt, the oppressed etc.

I speak of this in my book “GOD THE CREATOR”, that experience cannot be learned, the closest one can get to it is by linking other experiences to somehow understand a new experience. For example, let’s say you’re born rich, you will never know how it feels like to be poor. Sure, you can experiment and move to a smaller house, avoid luxuries, food and clothes. But in the end, it’s a fake experience because you know deep inside that at the of the day, you’re still rich and can return to your old ways whenever you want.

Another example I used was that you could somehow understand other experiences by linking other experiences, but it would still not be 100% accurate. So let’s say you’re rich and you read about poor people and their struggle, you can then try to find similarities between their suffering and your own suffering. Like your parents denied you a car when you were ten years old and thus you felt injustice. So you use that experience to understand the injustice the poor suffer. But at the end of the day, you simply can’t compare the two. Experience cannot be faked, it’s that simple.

I hate it when people try to understand the things I have gone through by using their own SILLY experiences. It makes no sense, you can’t compare apples with oranges. Anyways, whatever. I’m not saying that you should throw away everything you own so you can experience poverty, it wouldn’t work because you’re already grown up… try being a child in a poor home, you can’t get that or experience that UNLESS you HAVE experienced it. Does that make you a bad person? NO! It does NOT! Just focus on the NOW, be mindful of your environment and the people around you. GROW NOW, cherish what you have now and that will be the experience you will need for your future projects. Travel, meet people, try new things, don’t imprison yourself in comfortabilities. Don’t throw yourself into harm’s way of course, duh.

Well well, after watching some interviews, I went to lay down and wrote a few comic scripts before dozing off for two hours. Woke up to play some Elder Scrolls Online, but I simply don’t that urge to play so I shut it off after thirty minutes and went back to lay down in the bed to work some more, watched a few more YouTube, had to catch up to some Good Mythical Morning episodes on my smartphone, then fell back to sleep again! I could watch Rhett & Link for the rest of my life, like really, they are just such amazing and fun people.

Friday:
2016-10-28

Showered then went straight out into the wilderness called the outdoors, outside, or whatever the myth is called. Pulled out some cash from the ATM and then went to a local furniture store to check if they had a bean bag I was interested in buying. They were sold out but got them to order one for me, so that’s one thing I can cross out from my list of million things to do!

I then spent the day, I’m so ashamed to say this… but it’s a journal… I… I… was Procrastinating the whole day on Facebook!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, damn it, WHY WHY WHY. Whatever, I managed to write a few comic scripts, so I didn’t throw away the entire day!

So yeah, that’s all for today.

Saturday:
2016-10-29

Brrrr, so cold, I tried to resume taking my daily 8 km walks again, but wow, the weather turned into freezing cold really quick in just two weeks. I turned back home once my fingers began to freeze stiff. DAMNIT, now I have to add more stuff to my to do list, I will have to get some gloves, long johns, can’t believe they are called long johns… BWAHAHAHAHAHA, anyhow, and a warm cap so I can resume taking my daily walks!

I contacted an old lady who had some stuff for sale, I will be buying them tomorrow, yay. It’s basically a bunch of mattresses I will be using as sound insulation for my sound booth. Primitive, I know, but it’s the cheapest solution I can come up with. I really don’t want to spend $500 on sound proofing! It won’t be as effective, but it is better than nothing. And hey, nothing is nothing! (no shit Sherlock).

My brother’s kids had a sleep over, so it was hard to get any job done, they constantly shout, fight and enjoy watching and playing at the highest volume.

I did manage to write a few comic scripts that I was happy with, I’m not really happy with how slow this process has been, but again, I have had so much else to do.

My plans to buy plants this weekend were ruined as well, because my brother’s car broke down and he needed to borrow the car I was going to use to transport all the flowers and plants in. I could just do it on the bicycle, but I’m afraid the cold would kill the flowers during transportation. So yeah, thanks a lot universe, sometimes it is for the best, perhaps there is something good that will come out of it, right? But let’s face it, most of the time it’s just pure annoying bullshit.

Sunday:
2016-10-30

Woke up early, took a shower and then went out to get those mattresses I mentioned last time.

I thought it would be a simple thing to do, but had issues transporting them on my bicycle, GREAT. No car. Another problem is that I didn’t think they would be dirty, fucking dirty. I had to vacuum them and then clean them with a vapor steam cleaner. Lots of hair strands, yummy, hair from stranger… I wonder if it is their pubic hair, YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY *pukes*. Anyhow, I hope they are clean now, they had this”old stuff” smell, no idea what causes that, like, is there a perfume called “old stuff”, such a weird smell, and it is the same smell no matter where you go in the world, “old stuff smell”. I thought of making a research about it but nah, got so much else to do.

This whole ordeal took quite a big chunk out of my day, so it was already in the afternoon once I finished up. I spent the remainder of the day watching youtube clips, facebooking, and writing comic scripts, I managed to write quite a few actually, some very epic ones that made me giggle like a little girl before falling asleep.

– A. Wehbe, www.ahmadwehbe.com