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 14, 2016

NARAL's Bizarre & Tasteless "Comedians Getting Abortions" Video




Female comedian: “Can I get an abortion here?”
Abortionist: “Absolutely!”
Female comedian: “Oh, thank God. [Fist-pounds friend]. Let us get this sh*t done!

As Guy Benson observes regarding NARAL's tasteless and bizarre "Comedians Getting Abortions" video,

So let’s begin by address the lesson they’re trying to teach us; namely, that it’s extremely difficult to kill your unborn child in America, due to barriers erected by a bunch of Bible-thumpin’ anti-choice hicks and their meddling politicians.  This is, in a word, fantastical.  Unfortunately.  By this important measure, America’s abortion laws are among the least restrictive in the civilized world.  Most Western European nations impose more reasonable restrictions and regulations on the practice than we do.  Our extreme status quo, it’s always worth mentioning, was installed by robed judges, not the people or their elected representatives.  Speaking of the activist judicial branch, NARAL and friends very recently scored a big SCOTUS victory wherein five justices determined that holding abortion clinics to the same medical and sanitary standards as other medical facilities represents an unconstitutional burden on the so-called right to terminate a pregnancy.  This ruling guaranteed that abortions will be both less safe for women and more readily available. Big win.  Relatedly, NARAL’s bought-and-paid-for political party just approved the most radical abortion platform plank in US history.  The only way Democratic Officialdom could become more pro-abortion (which I place in a separate category from pro-choice) is if they endorsed a compulsory regime a la China.

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“This may be the best pro-life ad ever made,” said Dr. Grazie Pozo, a policy advisor for The Catholic Association. “NARAL's video shows how radically their ideological commitment to abortion divides them from the rest of Americans. It shows perfectly the dark and joyless worldview that NARAL proposes we all ought to share, as well as their utter contempt for goodhearted people who disagree with them.”

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Psalm 12:8 comes to mind: The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race. The Bible talks about laughing at sin - i.e., Fools make fun of guilt, but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation (Prov 14:9)

But they will soon discover one terrifying day that abortion is not funny at all. There won't be any laughter among them on that sobering day.

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