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, December 3, 2015

"There is no love, from a Christian stance, in permitting anyone to continue to destroy innocents"

Syed R. Farook has been identified as one of the suspects in the San Bernardino mass shooting that ended in the deaths of 14 victims and the killing of one male and one female suspect in a gunfight with police. Farook’s father told the New York Daily News his son inspected restaurants and hotels for health violations, and was married with a child. He also identified his son as “very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back. He’s Muslim.”

Law Enforcement sources report shooting suspects Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik left multiple pipe bombs and other explosive devices at various sites associated with their killing spree Wednesday — including three pipe bombs at the Inland Regional Center, where they murdered 14 people and injured 17 others, multiple pipe bombs inside the SUV where they were shot and killed after a gun battle with police Wednesday afternoon, and more pipe bombs and other small explosives at a house in the nearby city of Redlands which investigators were searching in connection with the rampage.

A law enforcement source said the couple were each carrying an AR-15 rifle and a pistol when they were shot and killed by police after a brief chase in their black SUV about 2 miles from the initial shooting site. The source said the vehicle also contained so-called "rollout bags" with multiple pipe bombs, as well as additional ammunition. The couple also had GoPro cameras strapped to their body armor and wore tactical clothing, including vests stuffed with ammunition magazines.

"That's a military tactic for a sustained fight," the source said of the rollout bags.

In addition to the explosives found at the SUV, authorities discovered and detonated three pipe bombs late Wednesday at the Inland Regional Center, the complex where the initial shooting took place about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

Don't be surprised if the administration buries its head in the sand again and denies the obvious truth (remember when they incredulously classified the 2009 Ft Hood terrorist attack bi Nidal Hassan as"workplace violence"?)

But love and forgiveness do not preclude justice and restraint. Indeed they command them. Love for humankind — for ISIS’s members as well as its victims — requires decisive action to defeat ISIS, including killing ISIS fighters before they kill again. There is no love, from a Christian stance, in permitting anyone to continue to destroy innocents. - Mark Tooley, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy

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