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, July 14, 2017

The Metric System Was Born Out Of A Hatred Of Christianity

Very few are aware of the origin of the metric system. It was born during the rise of secular humanism with a corresponding viscious hatred of Christianity amidst the horror of the French revolution.

The French Revolution began with a Reign of Terror during which Maximilien Robespierre led the “Committee of Public Safety,” France’s version of Department of Homeland Security. He said in a speech to the National Assembly, Feb. 5, 1794, entitled “The Terror Justified”: “Lead … the enemies of the people by terror. … Terror is nothing else than swift, severe, indomitable justice.”

Robespierre began accusing, arresting, and beheading:
  • first all the royalty
  • then the wealthy
  • then the farmers and businessmen
  • then those hoarding food
  • then the clergy
  • then the former revolutionaries
The metric system came into being in 1799, during the French Revolution, when the existing system of measure was replaced by a decimal system based on the kilogram and the metre. The work of reforming the old system of weights and measures was sponsored by the revolutionary government, including the approval of Louis XVI before his fall from power. The metric system was to be, in the words of philosopher and mathematician Condorcet, "for all people for all time". In the era of humanism, the basic units were taken from the natural world: the unit of length, the metre, was based on the dimensions of the Earth, and the unit of mass, the kilogram, was based on the mass of water having a volume of one litre or one thousandth of a cubic metre.

During the French Revolution, over 40,000 were beheaded in Paris. It was an intentional campaign to de-christianize French society and replace it with a civic religion of state worship. Not wanting a constitution “Done in the year of the Lord,” as the U.S. Constitution was, the new French government made 1791 the new “Year One.” They did not want a seven-day week with a Sabbath day rest, as this was derived from the Bible, so they devised a ten day “decade” week, and ten month year.

French Revolutionary time divided the day into 10 decimal hours, with each hour consisting of 100 decimal minutes, and each minute made up of 100 decimal seconds. Every measurement was to be divisible by ten, as ten was considered the number of man with ten fingers and ten toes.

The new system of measurement was called “the metric system.”

The new secular government proceeded to:
  • Forbid crosses as being offensive
  • Religious monuments were destroyed
  • Public and private worship and education outlawed
  • Priests and ministers, along with those who harbored them, were executed on sight
  • Christian graves were desecrated, including that of Ste. Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris who called the city to pray when Attila the Hun was attacking in 451 A.D.
  • Churches were closed or used for “immoral,” “lurid,” “licentious,” “scandalous” “depravities”
Robespierre put a prostitute in Notre Dame Cathedral and called her the goddess of reason to be worshiped. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg was turned into a Temple of Reason.

While secular history nobly ascribes the development of the metric system to an era of revolution, in which "the ways of the old world were increasingly coming into question, and the atmosphere was perfect for new ideas to develop and flourish" ....... it was in simple fact birthed from a hatred of Christianity and a bloody determination to dechristianize France.

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