Why Akathleptos?

Why Akathleptos? Because it means Uncontainable. God is infinite. Hence, the whole universe cannot contain Him. The term also refers to the incomprehensibility of God. No man can know everything about God. We can know Him personally but not exhaustively, not even in Heaven.

Why Patmos? Because the church is increasingly marginalized and exiled from the culture.

Why Pen-Names? So the focus is on the words and not who wrote them. We prefer to let what we say stand on its own merit. There is precedent in church history for this - i.e., the elusive identity of Ambrosiaster who wrote in the 4th century A.D.

“Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it." Blaise Pascal

Friday, June 19, 2015

"Stop! The bridge is out."

Walt Heyer is a former transgender with a dire warning for Bruce Jenner's exploration into transgenderism. Walt talks about his own decision to futilely try changing from a man to woman at age 42. While he was initially happy, the gender romance ended after 8 years when his

... once-successful transition turned on me. I mean the exhilaration from the early days wore off, and I found myself reflecting on my transition. I came to realize that all the changes to my appearance, dramatic and effective as they were, were only cosmetic. All the changes to my identity documents—birth certificate, driver’s license, Social Security card—were in name only, simply words on the paper.

He goes on with the frank admission,

The reality that I was not a woman was just too much for me. Unexpectedly, my emotions plunged downward and overwhelmed me. All the gender specialists I consulted assured me I was a true transgender. They encouraged me to stick with my female gender, but eight years was long enough. It was over.

The shame of being so narcissistic and self-absorbed as a transgender female and knowing I had hurt the ones I loved resulted in deep depression and regret. I started to consider suicide. That’s what I mean when I say my once successful transition turned on me. I discovered much too late that gender change surgery was not a medical necessity at all. I can admit that transition was the biggest mistake of my life.

He is correct in affirming Bruce Jenner needs concern and help, not the fawning admiration and over-the-top accolades the culture and media is throwing at him.

His warning to Bruce Jenner? "Stop! The bridge is out."

My hat is off to Walt for his honesty. His experience is must-reading for anyone that is deluded into thinking transgenderism is a positive change. Walt Heyer's full article is here. He also has a personal web site entitled "Sex Change Regret" with additional resources and research here.

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