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 26, 2016

Their Romanticized Fictional Worldview Was Shattered By Reality

The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty (Prov 22:3)

There is a tragic story here of a couple being held hostage by the Taliban - an American woman married to Canadian citizen .....

A Canadian-American family held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan since 2012 have been shown in a new video begging U.S. President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump for help, with the mother revealing that she was "defiled" before their children.

... Reuters reported that the couple were kidnapped inside Afghanistan while on a backpacking trip in 2012. Coleman, who was pregnant at the time, has since given birth to two boys, who are now also held in captivity with the couple.

"My children have seen their mother defiled," the mother revealed, and asked both Obama and Trump for help.

"They want money, power, friends. You must give them these things before progress can be made," she added.

Taliban figures uploaded the latest video on social media through the Haqqani network, and said that they are demanding the release of three senior Taliban members in exchange for the kidnapped couple.


However, there is more to this story than meets the eye as reported here from Canada ......

Boyle’s interest in the region and his connections to it go deeper than adventure seeking with his wife.

Boyle had a fascination with terrorism, Canadian counterterrorism and security.

“Anything related to terrorism on Wikipedia, I wrote, pretty much,” the University of Waterloo graduate told the Globe and Mail in May 2009.

He also had an interest in the family of Omar Khadr — the Canadian who was captured in Afghanistan and detained at Guantanamo Bay from 2002, when he was just 15, until he was returned to Canada in 2012.

... it was noted Boyle was Khadr’s third husband, but it was the first of her marriages that was not arranged by her late father, Ahmed Said Khadr, who was killed in a 2003 shootout with Pakistani forces near the border with Afghanistan.

... Terry Ritchie, the mayor of Perth-Andover, wrote in a 2013 Facebook post Boyle’s “co-workers here knew he had converted or was converting to Islam.

“He was given special breaks from his job as a customer service representative to pray at appropriate times, co-workers say,” the post from Ritchie read.


This naive couple unfortunately held a romanticized fictional worldview that was rudely shattered by reality. Too late, they realized that what they swallowed hook, line & sinker was not the key to utopia, but the doorway to hell-on-earth. The same is sadly true of an increasing number in western culture who have been seduced by progressive liberalism. Whether it's the lie of transgenderism, the gullible acceptance of the smiling false mask of Islam, the naive view of the role of civil government, the greedy expectation of free handouts, fictional history, the rejection of traditional marriage, the ready acceptance of Hollywood's never-ending propaganda or the ignorant perspective that man is inherently good - sooner or later the chickens come home to roost. But as progressive liberalism bears fruit and reality ultimately intrudes, many will realize (usually too late to escape the consequences) that what they thought was gold is nothing more than worthless counterfeit. And their dreamed-of utopia burns to ashes.

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