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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pay Big Bucks To Be Indoctrinated

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight (1 Cor 3:19, NIV)

Harvard is one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States. Difficult to get into, the acceptance rate for the class of 2019 was only 5.3% (accepting 1,990 of 37,305 applicants.) The cost for attendance exceeds more than $70,000/year with annual tuition alone almost $45,000 (see here.)

The Ivy League school's "Office of BLGTQ Student Life" recently distributed a "fact sheet" to students on campus titled "Get the facts about gender diversity. Fight transphobia." The Harvard Office of BLGTQ is an officially sanctioned organization on campus comprised of students/faculty/staff/alumni that is enthusiastically supported by the administration (see here.) Their "executive committee" includes multiple PhDs.

The document begins by asserting that "sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same."

"Sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, and/or how one is perceived in daily life are not necessarily related," the sheet reads, adding that "there are more than two sexes." The page explains that not only do genitals influence a person's sex but also hormones and chromosomes. It cites a post by Organization Intersex International to claim that at least 2 percent of humans are "born with combinations of these characteristics that do not fit into the constructed sex binary of 'male' and 'female,' and may identify as intersex."

"Even within categories of 'male' and 'female,' every human expression of sex is in some way biologically variant from the next," the BLGTQ office asserted. According to the document, the concept of gender is "fluid and changing," can be expressed in a number of ways and can change on a daily basis. (See the story here.)

This institution of "higher learning" propagated a "fact sheet" asserting something that any normal elementary school child knows is not true - that gender does not change and cannot change "on a daily basis". I wrote earlier here about the looney worldview espoused by many tenured collegiate professors, and documented here the increasing insanity of secular education. No wonder more and more are proclaiming college a colossal waste of time and money (i.e., see here and here). College tuition increasingly funds the bloated salaries of tenured professors (reminiscent of the ancient Athenians who spent their time "in nothing except telling or hearing something new", Acts 17:21) who can say or do anything short of murder and get away with it. They gleefully take your hard-earned money to brainwash your kids with venomous hatred spewed from a secular, anti-Christian worldview grounded in fantasy.

While of course there are secular colleges that award worthwhile degrees *i.e., engineering, physics, astronomy, software, medicine, archeology, the arts, etc) one must be cautious. Reputation and cost are not valid indicators of worth. Many degrees that are now offered have little practical relevance in the real world. Many colleges are in fact nothing more than indoctrination centers staffed by a bloated, overpaid faculty with little-to-none "real-world skills" who espouse a naturalist worldview grounded in fantasy. Students often unfortunately buy at great cost, nothing more than a "snake-oil" education.

Caveat Emptor.

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