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, May 22, 2017

Delusions of Godhood

Viewer Discretion - Caution For Language

I've always been a fan of Ridley Scott's "Alien" franchise. I think he's doing a much better job with it than George Lucas did with "Star Wars" (which bordered on the ridiculous with the second trifecta series - so ridiculous that Disney had to assume control and restore some sense of sanity.) Scott's latest installment certainly does not disappoint fans of the original. Without giving away what happens in "Covenant", there is a powerful theological lesson in the movie (and indeed the entire series) ....... seeking to become God never ends well. Never. Delusions of Godhood spawned evil in the first place and it is the prime instigator and motivator for all evil. Scott does a masterful job driving home that point.

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