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



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The award for most "sexist, misogynist bunch of vile hypocrites"


There's a revealing piece here about the vile hypocrisy of American music.

This was the perfect embodiment of the gigantic problem the Grammys has in proudly joining the charge for better treatment of women.

Because let’s be perfectly frank: it’s the single most sexist, misogynist and abusive awards show of them all, celebrating many of the most sexist, misogynist and abusive people in an amoral industry of spectacular proportions.

If you thought Hollywood’s bad, it’s got nothing on the record business, particularly in the worlds of hip-hop and rap.

Indeed.


A sure-fire indicator of the moral status of any particular culture is the art that it produces. When a culture jettisons any adherence to transcendent truth and concocts its own fantasy "reality", its' artistic endeavors will quickly lose any semblance to objective beauty and rapidly descend into the gutter. True beauty and goodness are ultimately grounded in a transcendent Creator. Once we cut the relationship with Him, the concept that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" speaks volumes about the heart of the beholder. The eye that regards much contemporary artistic endeavor as "beautiful" is tragically grounded in a thoroughly rebellious, fallen and dark heart. Objective truth necessarily judges much of this "art" for what it really is - insane, ugly, mindless, infantile, lewd and violent rubbish.


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