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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Inside ISIS Price List: 'Girls Peddled Like Petrol'

The Islamic State is apparently circulating a slave price list for captured women and children. A senior United Nations official discovered the list in an ISIS pamphlet on a trip to Iraq in April.  
Zainab Bangura is the U.N. special envoy on sexual violence in conflict. She told Bloomberg Business that she has since verified that the document she found is an authentic Islamic State publication and reflects real transactions.

"The girls get peddled like barrels of petrol," Bangura explained in a recent interview. "One girl can be sold and bought by five or six different men.  Sometimes these fighters sell the girls back to their families for thousands of dollars of ransom."
Bangura told Bloomberg that the bidders include Islamic State fighters and wealthy Middle Easterners.  For ISIS fighters, the prices range from $165 for children ages 1-9, $124 for adolescent girls and less for women over 20.

Read it here.

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