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

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shining Light On The Works Of Academia

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed (John 3:20)

Turning Point USA, a conservative organization made up of high school and college students, has compiled a website database here of more than 200 professors at universities across the nation that “discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.” The website, professorwatchlist.org, doesn’t list just any professo­r — TPUSA requires proof.

“This watchlist is an aggregated list of pre-existing news stories that were published by a variety of news organizations,” the website states. “While we accept tips for new additions on our website, we only publish profiles on incidents that have already been reported by a credible source.”

The website also says that TPUSA is not attempting to silence the professors on the list, but instead they are exposing “specific incidents and names of professors that advance a radical agenda in lecture halls.”

Typical of the professors on the list are:

  • Dr. Arthur Butz, a tenured engineering professor at Northwestern University and a well-known Holocaust denier
  • Dr. Brittney Cooper, an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, who stated that Christian conservatives worship a “white supremacist Jesus.”
  • Dr. Julio Cesar Pino, an Associate Professor at Kent State University, who faced investigation by the FBI for connections to ISIS. He is strongly anti-Israel and calls Israel the “spiritual heir to Nazism”.
  • Abdul-Malik Ryan (JD), Assistant Director of Religious Diversity at DePaul University. Ryan has publicly criticized supporters of Israel. He has also written sympathetically about Islamic terrorists and has signed petitions for a terrorist conspirator. Ryan also supported the idea of a caliphate before the rise of ISIS.
  • Peter Singer is an animal-rights activist and professor at Princeton who also believes that it is reasonable for healthcare providers to kill mentally disabled babies. He strongly questions the personhood given to any unborn child and finds little similarity to killing an unborn child and killing any other person. However, Singer believes that all rights, including the right to life, should be granted to animals. Singer simultaneously advocates for the right to life for animals and the right to abort the unborn child. Singer believes children should be able to be aborted up to 2 years old.
One would think these academic elites would be exuberant to have their actions and thinking in the light. But of course, progressive leftists are outraged at their members being spotlighted and at the exposure of liberal indoctrination and propaganda in academia. John 3:20 seems applicable.

Despite the onslaught of criticism from enlightened leftists that the list has received, TPUSA founder and CEO Charlie Kirk, fiercely defends the list.

“If the professors are so scared of what’s going on in their lecture halls being made public then that is their problem, not ours,” says Kirk. “We’re not trying to prevent teachers from saying anything. All we want here is to shine a light on what’s going on in our universities and the response has been incredible.”

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