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



Saturday, February 18, 2017

"We are increasingly living inside a media-induced trance without knowing it"

"It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth"

This is must-watching. While this video addresses the subject from the purely secular perspective, it echoes a crucial Biblical truth. Unless one continually filters the world's mass media through the spectacle of absolute truth, it is all-too-easy to be deceived. The world continually pressures us to conform to its' fallen thinking. While I may not agree with everything he says, he is absolutely correct in his assertion that American mass media, instead of unbiased reporting, are purveyors of propaganda and purposely manipulate and twist the view that Americans have of their world. This is precisely why I watch/read/listen to increasingly less mass media ... and when I do, my truth detector is scanning at full strength.

Here is the introduction to the video ...

This is a video on the psychology of propaganda. Prof. Kroth reviews five major techniques for how American mass media manipulates and twists the view Americans have of their world. The seriousness of the distortion, and our progressive loss of contact with reality is dramatic. We are increasingly living inside a media-induced trance without knowing it. Children believe Ronald MacDonald is more real than Abraham Lincoln. From Coke to Carl's Jr., Hip-hop to the Iraq war, the role of subliminal propaganda in our lives is unveiled and exposed. This talk is based on Dr. Kroth's recent book, Duped! Delusion, Denial, and the end of the American dream. However, Duped! has been updated, and has a new title. Look for Implosion: delusion, denial, and the prospect of collapse, coming out shortly.] More information at collectivepsych.com


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