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, May 22, 2018

Playing the Black Card


And here is a classic example of someone playing the Black Card. An NAACP Chapter President (and pastor) alleged racial profiling by a policeman during a routine traffic stop. The pastor obviously didn't realize the encounter was being videotaped and the cop's bodycam footage was subsequently released to reveal the truth. As noted here, the pastor needs to brush up on commandment #8.

Incredibly, some in the black community refuse to accept the truth despite overwhelming evidence.

“We don’t condone the wrong that a person has done, we just don’t believe he would have told a lie about something of that magnitude. We’re not saying a person is incapable of lying. Just from his character we don’t think he would have lied about something like that,” said NAACP officers Kenneth McAllister and Henry James Dixon in a statement.

The pastor is declining further comment. No wonder.

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This is yet another consequence of the moral relativism infecting the culture. People feel the "right" to create their own version of "truth", no matter how divorced it is from reality. The tendency to refuse to conform one's intellect and will to reality (truth) and instead try and reshape reality to one's will, is the seed for mental illness. Thus, the cascading explosion of mental illness (with often deadly consequences like the recent school shootings) now enveloping our culture like a plague.

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