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, March 13, 2017

"The issue is about a tiny group of people with a distorted worldview pressing their ideas onto the majority in order to grant legal privileges based on feelings contrary to reality"


Nicole Russell states the obvious here with her opinion piece entitled "The Transgender Bathroom Debate Has Nothing To Do With Bathrooms".

... It’s estimated that 0.3 to 0.6 percent of the adult American population are transgender: a person born as a biological male who feels female, or vice versa. So an even smaller percentage are students in public high schools. We’re talking 0.1 to 0.3 percent at best. To put this in perspective, more students—about 2 percent of high school athletes—receive an athletics scholarship for college, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Although small in number, these students, their parents, and the LGBTQ lobby have a massively outsized effect on everyone else’s privacy and comfort. That headlines blare “Alarmed by Trump, schools protect vulnerable students,” or The New York Times claim the Trump’s letter drop is a “setback” for transgender rights not only misses the legal and separation of powers angle entirely but demonstrates a bizarrely skewed viewpoint: What if it’s not necessarily a setback for transgender rights, but a victory for people who just want to go to the bathroom with—wait for it—people of their same sex?

Three percent of the population struggles with anorexia, a mental disorder that manifests itself via restricting caloric intake to the point of illness or even death. If people struggling with anorexia lobbied for the “right” to make everyone in the high school cafeteria skip lunch with them and were denied, would it be a setback for anorexics or a victory for health and wellness?

... In the majority of these lawsuits, schools welcomed trans students to use a unisex or nurse’s facility, attempting to accommodate their desires and those of all the other students in the schools’ care. Does anyone actually believe that kids at the height of hormones, friendship struggles, college prep classes, college applications, ACT/SAT tests, sports, and other extracurricular activities actually care that deeply about where they use the restroom? The issue is about a tiny group of people with a distorted worldview pressing their ideas onto the majority in order to grant legal privileges based on feelings contrary to reality.


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She is correct. The escalating furor over the fallacy of "transgenderism" is the flashpoint for two worldviews in conflict - one based in reality and other in fantasy. One also can't help but wonder why Barack Obama made this issue such a defining moment of his administration. The answer is apparent to anyone with spiritual discernment and sooner or later the public will discover why ...

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