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, February 6, 2017

TSA: The Myth of America's Airport Security

"This (TSA) is not an airline security system. This is a system for bothering people."
Rafi Sela
former Chief of Security
Israel Airport Authority

Mindless bureaucracy that is primarily interested in growing an empire combines with political correctness to produce this state of affairs. Instead of relying on trained profilers, examiners and dogs (as proven by Israeli security), the TSA treats everyone like a criminal and puts all its' eggs into horrendously expensive technology that usually does not work, but instead produces obscene profits for all those involved in the acquistion process. As the Israelis observe, the TSA is "security theater" (a facade) more focused on dress code and designed primarily to make the flying public falsely believe they are safe, not to stop terrorists. In fact, the TSA is the "blob that ate Cleveland", growing in size, budget and oppresive authority with no end in sight. As this film concludes, "On TSA's watch, airport security has become a jobs program for bureaucrats, a goldmine for technology vendors, and for the air traveler and airlines, an expensive, humiliating and  counterproductive fraud."

My advice? Don't depend upon the TSA; be prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones if necessary.


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