We are well aware that Cannabis (aka Marijuana) is a highly controversial subject in Christian America, but XAnthos will NEVER be anti-marijuana! We approve of medical and recreational Cannabis. Why? Because it helps more people than it harms and this is a proven fact. It's people taking man-made drugs with marijuana that give her a bad rap. Cannabis is not man-made, it is a natural, multi-purpose plant for human consumption.
Q: Did you hear about the kid that overdosed on weed?
A: Neither did I.
Q: What do you call a pothead that doesn't inhale? A: Mr. President.
If the whole world smoked a joint at the same time, There would be world peace for at least two hours. Followed by a global food shortage.
Next time you hear someone bashing Mary Jane, just ask them why they have more of a problem with smoking a plant than eating the flesh of murdered animals!!
Now that you've had a laugh, in all seriousness, please watch the videos below.
Despite the defense that men tell us things have always been this way and always will be, there are good and honest men that have spent their lives proving otherwise. Gwynne Dyer is one of those men. I highly recommend watching these videos with your whole family.
“The unspoken deal. Here's an offer you can't refuse. Throw your lot in with us, back patriarchy, and we'll make you superior to all the women. You'll have to obey us, but from now on, you'll have control over your women and you can be certain that they're your kids. What's more, your kids will belong to you, not your wife and your property will go to your sons not your sister's kids. Oh, and we'll change the religion too. From now on, god will be male, and so will all his priests and they'll all back all your new male privileges!”
To see the entire series on the rise of patriarchy, visit or watch videos below:
Freshwater Clams - The Fall of Carbon Dating by Ian Anthony
Most people have heard of carbon dating, but how accurate is it? Here is what wikipedia tells us…
This sounds great, and many archaeological finds have now been dated by this method to give us a picture of when those items actually originally existed on the Earth. However, all of those dates are now being called into question as some fundamental flaws have been discovered with this method of dating.
Here is a simple example of an anomalous dating. Scientists recently radiocarbon dated the shells of some live freshwater clams. Bear in mind these clams are only a few years old at most, however, the radiocarbon dating of their shells indicated that they were 1600+ years old. You are probably asking how is that possible, and for this instance, it is down to carbon-14 particles from old limestone deposits in the water, dissolving into the water, and then in turn being absorbed into the shells of the clams as they grow. So if that is possible for clams that are just a few years old, then anything that has been buried in the earth and subject to water erosion & absorption will also be subject to similar errant carbon-14 particles.
This is just 1 simple example. A recent article published in a British magazine called ‘Nature’ reported that a group of Scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Geological Laboratory of Columbia University at Palisades, N.Y., had found that that some estimates of age based on carbon analyses were wrong by as much as 3,500 years. They were able to establish this conclusion by comparing the same samples measured using the standard radiocarbon dating method, and another method called Uranium-Thorium Dating. Of the samples they took, some would be comparable between the 2 methods but others differed considerably particularly on older samples.
I am not expert enough to say which dating method is correct, or whether any are. But such anomalous datings as the clams, and errors recorded between comparative testing methods calls into question anything dated by the Radiocarbon Dating method. It's like we need a product recall, as no date provided by Carbon Testing can be considered with any certainty as accurate. As Earthkeepers, what we do know is that there is no possible way to determine the age of the earth. We don’t want to ask either, we just want to take better care of her.