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, March 16, 2017

Crazy At The Wheel

There is an intriguing article here insisting that "psychopathic CEOs are rife in Silicon Valley" with a "willingness to manipulate through deception".

It's not just Silicon Valley though that rewards psychopathic behavior in this day and age where sanity is disappearing and the wheels are coming off a culture careening out of control into an abyss. "Psychopathic behavior willing to manipulate through deception" is an accurate description of many of those increasingly occupying positions of power and influence within the culture (i.e., political leaders, educators, journalists, etc.)

In his article here entitled "Age of the Psychopaths", Michael Colhaze links the operations of the power elite to an authoritarian culture, which the ordinary citizen willingly obeys.

"As Prof. Robert Hare coined it so simply yet fittingly: Serial killer psychopaths ruin families. Corporate psychopaths ruin societies.

Particularly if the latter have aligned themselves, due to bonds of blood and faith, with the political psychopaths, which means in fact that a whole country has fallen into the hands of men who normally would be locked away in a mental hospital. What is more, under the cover of an imaginary terrorist threat illegal laws have been promulgated that have curtailed the guaranteed democratic liberties. Crowned by the so-called NDAA, a Christmas present signed by the Neocon lackey, does the whole body signify a legal garrote that has turned the USA into a virtual police state."

Doug Casey theorizes here that sociopaths are leading the U.S. .....

"Conversely, statism and collectivism, by restricting liberty, tend to reward stupidity. Remember that political leaders are oriented toward controlling other people; they're clever about it, but they're basically stupid about the rest of reality. Nonetheless, their animal shrewdness is enough for them to gain and keep power over others. The immediate and direct consequences of that political power are gratifying for those who have it; the indirect and delayed consequences, however, are disastrous for everyone.

But wait. It sounds like stupidity is related to evil. Which it is. Stupidity is a signpost of evil. It's why it often takes a while, when things are going badly, to determine whether you're dealing with a knave or just a fool."

His observation that sociopaths tend to be"stupid about the rest of reality" and that stupidity is the "signpost of evil" ring true. Truth ultimately unmasks the house of cards built by psychopaths and sociopaths.

Some psychopathic leaders are immediately obvious to an unbiased observer (i.e., Hitler, Stalin, etc.) Much more dangerous though are the ones that masquerade as agents of righteousness. The most dangerous psychopath in all of creation is of course Satan who masquerades as an angel of light (2 Cor 11:14). The coming antichrist will be not only the most deadly human psychopath in world history, but also the most widely acclaimed, accepted and revered (at least during the first part of his reign.) Only those firmly anchored in the Truth will not be deceived.

But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief (1 Thess 5:4)

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