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, June 14, 2017

The Worldview That Is Now Fostering Violence


By their fruit you will recognize them (Matthew 7:16, ESV)

With the recent shooting of a Congressman by a progressive leftist (you know ... the "peaceful", "tolerant" ones), the debate by talking heads and politicians will surely focus on gun control - as it always does - instead of the worldview that almost always fosters violence. After the shooting, GOP Congresswoman Claudia Tenney received a threatening email saying: 'One Down, 216 to Go…'. Anne Coulter warned,

The explosion of violence against conservatives across the country is being intentionally ginned up by Democrats, reporters, TV hosts, late-night comedians and celebrities, who compete with one another to come up with the most vile epithets for Trump and his supporters. They go right up to the line, trying not to cross it, by, for example, vamping with a realistic photo of a decapitated Trump or calling the president a “piece of s—” while hosting a show on CNN. The media are orchestrating a bloodless coup, but they’re perfectly content to have their low-IQ shock troops pursue a bloody coup.

With talk from Madonna about "blowing up the White House" and Kathy Griffin holding a bloody depacitated head resembling Donald Trump, the progressive leftists are showing their true colors as they repeatedly and openly advocate violence. Hillary Clinton’s former running mate Tim Kaine called for Democrats to “fight in the streets against Trump.” Kaine, whose son was recently charged for his involvement in a riot during a pro-Trump event, had appeared on MSNBC in January, calling for members of his party to  “fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot box.” The New York Times is currently sponsoring a play that features the assassination of President Trump. During the play, the Caesar character is shown fully nude, as well as tweeting from a bathtub before being stabbed to death by female and minority senators as an American Flag hangs beside them. David Kupelian wrote of the play,

“When the assassination of a sitting president is graphically celebrated in New York’s Central Park, and gets a standing ovation from onlookers, and at least some of its sponsors enthusiastically endorse it, what we’re looking at is a shockingly depraved loss of conscience and decency on the part of the ‘hate Trump’ crowd. It is reminiscent of the French Revolution and the giddy blood-lust of the enraged populace who watched the beheadings of their former leaders as though it were great entertainment.”

BuzzFeed writers wish for Trump’s assassination in private office chats leaked to Big League Politics. In screenshots exclusively provided to Big League Politics by former BuzzFeed employee Tim “Treadstone” Gionet, better known as Baked Alaska, the website’s Director of Social Media Maycie Thornton wishes for Trump’s assassination as co-workers laughed and cheered her on. “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line,” Treadstone told Big League.

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch posted a video urging people to march, bleed, and die in the streets. In February, Obama’s attorney general posted a video in which she urged people to march and bleed in the streets to resist the president and his administration. “Comedian” and DNC Speaker Sarah Silverman called for a military coup against President Trump. In a tweet using all-caps, posted to her 11 million followers, Sarah Silverman called for a military coup against the president as a violent rally was underway in Berkeley in February.

Madonna tells a women’s march that she fantasizes about blowing up the White House. During the unhinged aging pop star’s vulgar speech at the rally, she demanded that this was “the beginning of a revolution,” and called Trump’s win a “horrific moment of darkness.” Snoop Dogg references assassinating President Trump in a music video. In the BADBADNOTGOOD video for the remix of “Lavender,” released in March, the hip-hop star focuses on police brutality in a world full of clowns. In the controversial scene, the 45-year-old rapper is seen holding a toy gun to the head of a clown dressed as President Trump. A “bang” flash pops up after the rapper pulls the trigger. Rapper threatens to pimp Melania Trump and “make her work for us.” During a protest in Los Angeles in the days after the election, an unhinged anti-Trump demonstrator asserted that “people have to die,” over the election results. In 2011, the Arizona killer was described as a “left-wing pothead”, an atheist and an occultist. He killed a Republican federal judge in the massacre.

The Democrat party in America is the party of progressive liberals and the party of abortion on demand, no matter the duration of the pregnancy. More than 40 million babies have been aborted in the last 37 years since the Roe v. Wade decision. Tens of thousands of children have been killed at the 9-month point of birth by third-trimester abortionists like George Tiller who was closely associated with Obama’s Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius. This is pure horrific violence against the most innocent among us.

Obama’s former communications director Anita Dunn said in a speech that communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-Tung was one of the world political figures that she admired most. Yet Mao Tse-Tung was the greatest genocidal killer in all of human history. Hollywood movies and TV shows, produced and directed overwhelmingly by ‘pacifist’ liberals, use guns and violence in alarming quantities. These productions spur violence in the general public. John W. Hinckley tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan based on his obsession with the violent movie Taxi Driver. The Columbine High School massacre in 1999 was directly inspired by the film Natural Born Killers starring environmentalist Woody Harrelson. These stories are endless.

As Ian Tuttle observed  just last week,

Antifa [a far left group] are not a new phenomenon; they surfaced during the Occupy movement, and during the anti-globalization protests of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Antifa movements began in early-20th-century Europe, when fascism was a concrete and urgent concern, and they remain active on the Continent. Lately, Antifa have emerged as the militant fringe of #TheResistance against Donald Trump — who, they maintain, is a fascist, ushering into power a fascist regime. In Washington, D.C., Antifa spent the morning of Inauguration Day lighting trash cans on fire, throwing rocks and bottles at police officers, setting ablaze a limousine, and tossing chunks of pavement through the windows of several businesses. On February 1, Antifa set fires and stormed buildings at the University of California–Berkeley to prevent an appearance by Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. (They succeeded.) In April, they threatened violence if Ann Coulter spoke on the campus; when the university and local law enforcement refused to find a secure location for her to speak, she withdrew, saying the situation was too dangerous.

...... The purpose of words is, the philosopher Josef Pieper suggested, “to convey reality.” But it is clear that, for Antifa, the purpose is to cloak reality. Antifa’s reason for describing something or someone as “fascist” is not that it is actually fascist (although perhaps on occasion they do stumble onto the genuine item), but that describing it that way is politically advantageous.

The issue is not gun control. It's about a worldview denying reality that openly advocates violence. If it continues unchecked, their targets will also soon include Christians whom they ascribe as the source of all bigotry, hatred and violence.

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