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, August 9, 2017

A Culture Of Death


University of Chicago Professor Jerry Coyne wrote here on his personal blog that, “If you’re allowed to abort a fetus that has a severe genetic defect, microcephaly, spina bifida, or so on, then why aren’t you able to euthanize that same fetus just after it’s born?”

“I see no substantive difference,” Coyne continued.

This is the logical conclusion of his naturalist worldview that ascribes the origin of life to random, menaingless chance. Citing a recent pro-baby-euthanasia column in The New York Times by Gary Comstock, a philosophy professor at North Carolina State University, Coyne argues in favor of administering “a lethal injection of…a barbiturate” to gravely ill babies who are suffering as they die.

Comparing newborns to dogs and cats, Coyne claims that “some day the practice [of killing disabled newborns] will be widespread, and it will be for the better.” Coyne cites favorably the position of Princeton philosopher Peter Singer, who has also argued in favor of killing disabled newborns. “

This is apparently already allowed in the Netherlands,” Coyne points out. In the Netherlands, the “Groningen Protocol,” a medical text circulated among physicians in that country, is used in order to determine when it is acceptable to end the life of a newborn. The Dutch government has approved of this protocol.

“When religion vanishes, as it will,” Coyne argues, “so will much of the opposition to both adult and newborn euthanasia.” [emphasis is mine] Coyne would have been at home in Nazi Germany. But what's really terrifying is that a growing number of people are embracing his worldview.

In 2015, Scott Buss asked here, "But what was it about our culture before its embrace of “legal” child sacrifice that paved the way for the open, ongoing systematic murder and dismemberment of tens of millions of baby boys and girls in America?" 

He answered by quoting Prov 8:36 - "all who hate me love death.”

Whomever rejects the one true God of life, loves death itself. As our culture firmly rejects the Author of life, it is snowballing into a culture of death.

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