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 21, 2016

When a middle-class, middle-aged Frenchman decides it’s time to buy a gun out of fear of what’s coming next, you know things are bad

Rod Dreher has insight here in his editorial entitled "The Impotents"

So, the other day, an axe-wielding Afghan teenage refugee maniac starts swinging at people on a German train. He wounded four people before police shot him dead. Police searching his living quarters found a hand-painted ISIS flag.

What’s the response from some German authorities? Local authorities are calling for classes on Islam to be brought in at schools across the country after a radicalized Muslim youth attacked passengers on a train with an axe on Monday. “It is appropriate to bring in classes on Islam in state schools or schools overseen by the state,” Gerd Landsberg, head of the association of local councils, told the Rheinische Post on Wednesday.

... I spoke with a French friend this week, asking him what his take on the situation in his country is, post-Nice. It was extremely grim. He reports that the country is very much on edge, spiritually exhausted, and losing faith in the authorities’ ability to protect them. The problem of radicalization of France’s large Muslim population is overwhelming. He predicts violent conflict in the near future. And he has bought a gun for protection.

... Plainly, adding Islam classes to German school curricula would nip this kind of unpleasantness in the bud. (/sarcasm)

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