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, October 6, 2017

There's A Sucker Born Every Minute


(PT  Barnum (5 July 1810 – 7 April 1891) was an American showman who is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. "There's a sucker born every minute" is a phrase closely associated with Barnum although there is no evidence that he actually said it. Early examples of its use are found instead among gamblers and confidence men.)

Brent Bozell tells us here about Dan Brown's (author of The Da Vinci Code) latest lure for suckers.

Dan Brown, the author of "The DaVinci Code," is back with another blockbuster anti-religion novel, and CBS "Sunday Morning" rolled out the red carpet on Oct. 1 to honor him and his massive commercial success. The segment began with what he called his "fortress of gratitude" -- his house loaded floor to ceiling, over several stories, with bookshelves ... stuffed with copies of Dan Brown's own books.

So we know who Dan Brown worships .......

..... Brown's somehow not "anti-religion," but CBS announced his new book "puts God on the edge of extinction." Brown proclaimed "Traditionally, all the gods fall. And my question is, are we naive to believe that the gods of today will not suffer the same fate?"

Dokoupil followed up. "Would that be a better planet?" Brown responded, "I personally believe that our planet would be absolutely fine without religion, and I also feel that we're evolving in that direction."

But he's absolutely not anti-religion.

Welcome to how secular liberals spend their Sundays ... while thinking it's the churchgoers who are sharing a smug affirmation of their beliefs.


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Affirming the old adage that a sucker is indeed born every minute, we witness many people (and Hollywood) giving such credence to Brown (who plays so loose with the facts to the point of holding a cartoonish worldview) and paying him homage for his fictitious "research". Brown clearly has an axe to grind. In 2006 Daniel Henninger correctly nailed Brown as "P.T. Barnum in print".

While the culture at-large lovingly adores Brown because he quietly affirms their hedonistic lifestyle by arrogantly dismissing the uncomfortable notion of a transcendent God, the wise will ignore his snake-oil babble.

But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene (2 Tim 2:16-17, ESV)

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