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



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Blatant, in-your-face anti-Christian discrimination is the new norm



Gone are the days of surreptitious slights against Christians; now it is open season on faith. Blatant, in-your-face anti-Christian discrimination is the new norm.

Christians students now face their applications being rejected because they let it slip out that they are a person of faith, receiving failing grades for daring to allow their religious beliefs to outweigh the omniscience of the educational elites, or being outright expelled for having the audacity to live in accordance with their faith.

.... One student, Brandon, was denied admission because when asked in an admissions interview what was the most important thing in his life, he replied simply, "My God." In rejecting his application, Radiation Therapy Program Director Dr. Dougherty informed Brandon, "I understand that religion is a major part of your life ... however, this field is not the place for religion. ... If you interview in the future, you may want to leave your thoughts and beliefs out of the interview process."

Dustin was similarly denied admission to CCBC's Radiation Therapy Program because when asked about the guiding principle in his life during his interview process, he answered simply, "My faith." Dr. Dougherty scored the Christian student's interview low because "He [Dustin] also brought up religion a great deal during the interview." When we notified the college of its discriminatory conduct, rather than apologizing for their clearly discriminatory decision, CCBC instead retaliated by placing an 85-year hold on Dustin's account, forbidding him from registering for any classes. 

..... Audrey Jarvis, a student at Sonoma State University in California, was asked by a university administrator to remove her cross necklace during orientation because it could potentially offend others. In Florida, at Polk State College, a professor gave a student zeros on several assignments because the student refused to agree with the professor's anti-Christian bias. The course syllabus even stated, "[t]he point of this is not to 'bash' any religion, we should NEVER favor one over another, they all come from the same source, HUMAN IMAGINATION ... ."

At Florida Atlantic University, a student was reportedly ordered to write the name of "Jesus" on a piece of paper and stomp on it. A student at Eastern Michigan University was expelled for expressing her faith in a counseling program.


Likewise, a student at the University of Wisconsin was informed by her professor that "[r]eligious contemplations and the bible [sic] belong to a different realm and not academic sources. So your argumentation along Christian lines ... are [sic] inappropriate for this presentation. I will not allow you to present unless you change this. You will also fail your presentation if your [sic] discuss religion in connection with it."

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