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

Friday, March 3, 2017

Toxic Tolerance

With blatant political uncorrectness, Maureen Mullarkey calls out the emperor with no clothes here, pulling back the curtain on the crucial role parents play in the mushrooming emergence of "transgender" children.

Camp Aranu’tiq, founded in 2009 for trans children by trans man Nick Teich, holds the customary sing-alongs around a camp fire. In its repertory are the lyrics of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” (“I’m beautiful in my way / ‘Cause God makes no mistakes.”)

It is a curious choice for a camp that exists because—in the creedal assertions of the transgender congregation—God does, indeed, make mistakes. 

... In short, do transgender children really exist? Or are they fabulous creatures, like the unicorn, conjured into existence by stage parents—predominately mothers?

... Transgender is in vogue. It has become the next new thing, an accessory to the prevailing ideology of self-fulfillment.

... Come time to start first grade, the decision of what the boy should wear to school was left to the six-year old himself: “So we asked him, ‘What do you think you’ll do with your dress when school starts in a couple of weeks?’ We said, ‘You need new clothes for the school year. What should we buy?’”

What should we buy? What could be more irresponsible—not to say immoral—than an adult capitulating to the confused will of a six-year old, especially in a matter as profound as this? 

... The looming question remains: where did this little boy’s confusions originate? When did they begin? Reigning dogma insists that they arise spontaneously from the child’s own inner self-knowledge. But as every conscientious parent knows instinctively, they themselves—their responses, fears, denials—are implicated in some way in a child’s troubled behavior. 


Maureen is absolutely correct.

Unfortunately those parents that ultimately realize the gravity of their foolish mistake come to that understanding far too late, after the seed they sowed has born deadly fruit in their child. And they will stand accountable one day. Jesus gave a sobering warning in Matthew 18:6 - but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

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