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, June 2, 2017

The Schizophrenic Worldview

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (Rom 12:2, ESV)

Redstateronin posted here an editorial after Kathy Griffin's bizarre picture holding Trumps' decapitated head. Entitled "Dogwhistling in the Dark – Kathy Griffin the Leftist Hate Monger", it correctly identifies the true source of almost all political violence - the progressive liberal left.

Progressive liberalism is at heart, a schizophrenic Worldview with reality being virtually the exact opposite of everything they claim it to be. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by withdrawal from reality. As such, the term describes the Worldview of progressive liberalism. Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who masqueraded as a black woman for years until she was exposed and subsequently lost her job with the NAACP, is the typical tragic result of that Worldview.

It's ironic that those who vociferously advertise themselves as champions of "tolerance", are in fact the most intolerant. Loudly espousing "peace", they are in fact almost always the violent ones, intolerant of anything that contradicts their fantasy Worldview.

As chronicled here, the Democratic party who has become the poster child for progressive liberalism and who always markets themselves as opponents of racism and purveyors of racial equality, is in reality the true racist political party in the United States.

Claiming to be the most responsible and blasting their opponents as irresponsible, progressive liberals almost always deny personal responsibility and instead play the victim. Again, Kathy Griffin is an example, holding a bizarre press conference claiming that she is being "bullied" after her outrageous behavior resulted in unwanted consequences as reality rudely intruded into her fictional Worldview. President Bill Clinton's behavior after his affair became public is another example. In fact, victimhood consistently characterizes progressive liberalism which almost never accepts personal responsibility.

They see no problem in flying their private jets to conferences to beat the drum on "climate change", all the while expending more CO2 into the atmosphere on one trip than most people will in a lifetime. Al Gore who is the most vociferous on climate change sees no hypocrisy in personally using $30,000/year in utilities on his Nashville house - more than 20 times the national average (see here.) With monumental hypocrisy, Tesla CEO Elon Musk regularly travels in his own private jet, while bleating for climate change restrictions.  If the billionaire CEO was truly dedicated to reducing the world’s carbon output, he would fly commercial planes rather than private ones.

Champions of public education, they perceive no problem in putting their own children into private schools, avoiding the disaster of public education that their policies created.

They consistently paint their political opponents as the "party of the rich", when in fact, of the 10 richest House districts, only two have Republican congressmen. Democrats claim the top six, sprinkled along the East and West coasts. Most are in overwhelmingly Democratic states like New York and California (see here.) There are 269 millionaires among Congress' 535 members. And most of them are Democrats (see here.)

Because their Worldview dictates that the end justifies the means, they see no discrepancy in anything that they do - no matter how outrageous, hypocritical or morally wrong. Denying reality, they are of course free to concoct their own fantasy world. The problem is that sooner or later, reality slaps them in the face, usually with catastrophic consequences that tragically affects not only them but also those who are forced to live under their often-insane policies that contradict common sense (i.e., "transgender" bathrooms.)

The naive who are seduced into their fantasy Worldview will ultimately pay a heavy price. On the other hand, those who choose to root themselves in truth will stand firm, no matter how crazy this fallen world becomes.

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:24-27, ESV)

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