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

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Height Of Hypocrisy

Most proponents of global warming (they had to change the name of their cause to "climate change" since the Earth is actually cooling down, not warming up) are notorious hypocrites. In their $150,000 Teslas which they proudly advertise as "green" (the fact is that before they've even turned the ignition for the first time, they've already pumped 8 years worth of CO2 into the atmosphere that a gasoline-driven car would; see here) they pompously herald themselves as champions of ecology.

The Oscar-winning hypocrite of them all is former Vice-President Al Gore who flies in private jets (pumping far more emissions into the atmosphere than anyone who flies commercial) all over the world to climate changer conferences to proclaim the sky is falling. Now comes the revelation that his private residence in Nashville devours 34 times more electricity than the average U.S. household (see here.)

On Friday, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” – arrives in movie theaters across the country. But there’s another inconvenient sequel worth noting and, like most sequels, this one is even worse than the original.

Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as I do” lifestyle has plunged to embarrassing new depths.

In just this past year, Gore burned through enough energy to power the typical American household for more than 21 years, according to a new report by the National Center for Public Policy Research. The former vice president consumed 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) at his Nashville residence, which includes his home, pool and driveway entry gate electricity meters. A typical family uses an average of 10,812 kWh of electricity per year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

It gets worse.

Last September alone, Gore devoured 30,993 kWh of electricity. That’s enough to power 34 average American homes for a month. Over the last 12 months, Gore used more electricity just heating his outdoor swimming pool than six typical homes use in a year.

..... the home’s green facelift wasn’t enough to offset Gore’s colossal energy consumption.

Despite spending more than a quarter-million dollars on making his home more environmentally friendly, his energy consumption is higher than ever.

Those 33 solar panels generate about 12,000 kWh of electricity a year – way more than enough energy to power a typical American household. Gore is such an enormous energy hog, however, that his gigantic rooftop solar array produces just 5.7 percent of the electricity he uses in his home, or enough to power his home for a measly 21 days a year.

The article is spot-on with its' claim that Gore "has manipulated environmental concerns into a big business." It's all about money, not the environment. Jesus cautioned us that we would know deceivers by their fruit, not by their words (Matt 7:16).

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