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



Monday, November 27, 2017

If you want your children to stay out of poverty and prison, the formula is very simple


Justin Haskins articulates here on America’s new supreme moral law-giver ....... the media.

U.S. Census Bureau data show being born into a household with two married parents decreases the likelihood of a child growing up in poverty by 82 percent. As Rector notes, only 6.8 percent of married, two-parent households with children are in poverty in the United States, compared to 37.1 percent of households with children led by only a female parent.

If you want your children to stay out of poverty and prison, the formula is very simple: Don’t have kids until you’re married, a position so taboo in our modern society that those who express such a claim are often deemed to be bigots.

...... The root cause of these wild inconsistencies is that the void in our culture left by a rejection of religion has been filled by the news media and, to some extent, Hollywood, who spark moral outrage whenever it suits them.


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Read the entire article to understand how the media becomes "god". Haskins makes a valid argument. The media is nothing more than a platform for the elites to propagandize the populace. If done effectively, the media becomes the transmission through which "god" speaks to the populace - for all practical purposes. The Nazis understood this and Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda, excelled at his job. The Nazi propaganda principles are abstracted from Jowett & O'Donnell:
  • Avoid abstract ideas - appeal to the emotions.
  • Constantly repeat just a few ideas. Use stereotyped phrases.
  • Give only one side of the argument.
  • Continuously criticize your opponents.
  • Pick out one special "enemy" for special vilification.
Note how closely the contemporary media adheres to these principles. Only a gullible fool will believe everything the media presents. A wise person tests everything.

The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps. (Prov 14:!5, NASB)

but test everything; hold fast what is good (1 Thess 5:21, ESV)

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