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, April 14, 2017

Descent Into Metaphysical Madness

Wesley Smith (senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and the author of The War on Humans) elaborates here on the latest phase of our descent into metaphysical madness - the granting of personhood with attendant legal rights to two rivers.

We live in truly surreal times. In an age when all human beings still do not have access to human rights—and when some of the world’s foremost bioethicists declare that the unborn and cognitively disabled are not persons—radical environmentalists and others are agitating to grant “rights” to objects in nature.

In the latest phase of this descent into metaphysical madness, two rivers have been declared to be legal “persons” endowed with human-style rights ...


As we are now witnessing, once a culture divorces itself from transcendent truth, madness is inevitable. Barring repentance, this is only the beginning as the culture spirals deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole. The mad people deluded by a fictitious reality will readily accuse of insanity those who stubbornly cling to the anchor of transcendent truth and are firmly embedded in true reality. In Acts 26:24, the Roman governor of Judea accuses Paul of being insane. It's especially noteworthy that Jesus, the One who created and defines all of reality, was Himself accused of insanity several times during His ministry.

Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him? (John 10:20)

We can expect no less.

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