Saturday, November 30, 2013

Great Music pt. 3 The Corries- Liberty Battlefield band - the roving dies hard

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New Cults, New Victims, No Discernment in the Modern Church.

Branham: note the light behind
his head. according to his
followers it is the "apostolic
fire"
The Janet Mefford Show, had a fascinating Interview on Nov. 11, 2013, with Paul Carden from the Center For Apologetics Research. In it they discuss new cult movements in America today. Two of these I found particularly interesting because of personal experiences.

Carden discussed the groups that are followers of the late Pentecostal William Branham, (1909 1964). I ran across Branham in doing research for my book "Found Wanting:". In it Branham was discovered to have had a major influence on the notorious hoaxster and Jack Chick Vehicle, John Todd.  Branham,was one of the leading champions of "oneness" Pentecostalism, a modalistic denial of the trinity that arose in Pentecostalism at the beginning of the twentieth century.

In addition to this error he believed himself to be Gods final prophet, One group of his devotees,
http://branham.org/, refer to themselves as Voice of God Recordings , believe that his sermons were literally the Voice of God.

Among his other departures from biblical theology was the "serpent seed" that Eves sin in the Garden was intercourse with the serpent, producing Cain. (if in your youth you ever saw the original movie "Carrie" the demented mother, (the movies professing Christian of course,) spouts a variation of this. He also claimed to have been the focus of many miraculous events. Branhams following is growing, usually riding on the back of the word faith movement, especially in the Third World. Interestingly a number of his followers go to his grave every year to see if he will rise from the dead.

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In this video Kennth Hagin prophecies the death of Branham. I suppose when you need doctrinal correction from Hagin you are indeed doomed.

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Here Branham prophecies the death of Marilyn Monroe.


A second group discussed is The twelve tribes communities, one of the many outgrowths of the "Jesus Freak" movement. They are best known for their hippy communalism, Corporal punishment and strict control of their members. I ran into this group during my time at Covenant College in 1978. I don't
know about now but back many of the student body was still lost in the sixties counter-culture. The cult was running a restaurant called the "yellow deli", which was very popular with the student body.

Several parents from my church, including my mother came for a visit and we went to the "deli".
I found the food unmemorable and having never been enamored of the counter-culture was not impressed by the devotees. My mother, on the other hand said she was "creeped out" and felt something was wrong\ I remember at the time thinking it was just culture shock on her part but I guess her instincts were just better than mine.






sources
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/amsanchezwalsh/2013/06/the-curious-life-and-death-of-william-branham/

Obama Keeps his Promises, NOW REPEAT!, Obama keeps his promises

Obama and Friend
Noel Sheppard, at Newsbusters, reports on Barbara Walters fawning interview of Barack and Michelle Obama. The low point of the interview came when Michelle proclaimed that her husband, "always keeps his Promises.". Barbara, No doubt aided by years of Cosmetic surgery was able to keep a straight face during all of this. Long ago Walters and the bulk of the
others in the main street media decided to drink the kool-aid
for Obama, Even the pretense that they are not his devoted followers has been abandoned. Not since the age of Kennedy has the fifth Estate been so supine.

Sadly all this notes a strength of the Democratic Party. Obama and his minions do keep the promises they make to their ideological followers. He has kept his promises to the Abortionists, He has bent over backwards to keep to the letter the promises he has made to the Homosexuals. The Food stamp recipients will happily note he has kept his promises to them, as will the illegal alien community.

What a contrast this is with the behavior of recent Republican presidents. Generally they only pay any heed to their social conservative base during the primaries, rushing to return to the political center during the general election, then demanding they sit quietly in the back of the bus after the election. Certainly Obama is a liar who frequently ignores his promises but one wishes that our leaders would keep as many as he keeps.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Fake News, Bush, And a Turkey, truth is what serves the Party

A brief observation on an article from Washington Times Online Stephen Dinan addresses the myth
that President Bush posed with a plastic Turkey instead of a real one while visiting troops for Thanksgiving in Iraq in 2003, in what CCCPNN referred to as "Turkey gate". It discussed how the story was ginned up and how it was obvious many in the press repeated it merely because it served their political slant. The idea that our mainstream journalism is anything other than a shill for the far left and the democratic party should certainly be dispensed with now. The party needs the Turkey to be plastic so its plastic.

Safety Concerns High; Walmart and Black Friday

Patrick T. Fallon, Bloomburg
Bloomburg reports that Walmart, whose concerns stem from an employee trampled to death in 2008 are taking steps to deter customers and distract them from violence. This weekend an estimated 140 million, crazed, obsessed, and in many cases drugged and drunken consumers will descend on the Chain stores relentlessly hunting "bargains". As the Bloomburg article states, "Malls are beefing up patrols with off-duty cops. Chains including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)are using quota systems for popular doorbusters from iPads to jewelry. The National Retail Federation issued crowd management guidelines, urging stores to prepare for flash mobs, long lines of angry customers and crowded washrooms. The Washington-based trade group has sent out the memo annually since a Wal-Mart worker was trampled to death in 2008 during a Black Friday melee."

Walmart, and other retailers motivation for encouraging this orgy of rapacious stupidity are obvious. Sales between "black Friday" and Cyber Monday" will total 40.5 Billion dollars. The crowds will as always curse, fight,and trample each other. Apart from what is says about human greed, peoples behavior on "black Friday" tells of our Post-Modern, Post-Christian cultures declining civility. It is easy to see how close such a pack could go from "bargain hunting",
to looting and pillaging. In the film "Act Like Men: A Titanic Lesson in Manliness (2012)" a contrast is made in how most acted on the Titanic, where most of the men died so the women and children could be saved, from today where things would be quite different.
"Black Friday" is a sad foretaste for what is in store living in our post-Christian society.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dayna Morales, Lies, Damned Lies and "Hate Crimes"


Well, once again it appears that another account of an anti-gay "hate" episode has now started to unravel.
Dayna Morales, a waitress claimed that she was refused a tip by a customer who wrote on her bill that they did not approve of her "lifestyle:" Apparently the customers somehow adduced she was a lesbian and refused her a tip. Howls of media induced outrage followed and celebrities flocked in to fuel the anger on behalf
of Morales against what were obviously, "Right wing Religious nuts".

According to NBC Online Brynn Gingras,{1.} it is starting to appear is if every detail of the story is a fabrication:

  • The couple from New Jersey said that the handwriting on the note was not theirs and showed a credit card slip showing that they tipped $18.
  • It turns out That (Miss ?) Morales was dishonorably discharged from the Marine reserves for not showing up for drills (too busy thinking up notes perhaps?) as one of her fellow reservist said,""I wouldn't want anyone to think she was a part of my Marine Corps family, because she's not," said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous because she is still on active duty."
  • It turns out that Morales has a history of this sort of behavior. Previously she had worked at a Cheesecake factory in Nyack, NY , where she told co-workers she had brain cancer. As a coworker stated "She came in with her hair shaved because she wanted to shave it herself before she lost it" said Jacqie Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick said Morales also leaned on the cancer story to accept offers of help from friends at work.Then, she abruptly quit, according to Fitzpatrick, and her coworkers didn't see her again until she appeared in news reports about the receipt."

Well there are several things we know about all this. For One thing the exposure of the hoax will receive only a fraction of the attention as the story itself, so that millions will never realize it wasn't true. No apology will be forth coming to the family that was slandered. It wont be long before another thought "oops, I meant hate crime", is reported and the media will swallow it with the same gusto as this one.

One has to feel sorry for the Poor left. Unable to find genuine proof of systematic oppression, they have to manufacture it. The reality is that the overwhelming majority of us who oppose the homosexual agenda have no personal hatred for homosexuals, (I know two people who I grew up with, one in Church, one in the scouts who died of Aids, while I did not know of their proclivities until later I liked both of them and considered them friends. I greeted the news of their condition with sorrow rather than hatred.) It is clear, on the other hand, listening to the rhetoric of the homosexual movement, that they do hate us and would silence us if possible.

We should Sorrow, as well over Morales and her sad attempt to created victim-hood. Pray for her conversion. But also let everyone know the slander that she perpetrated, aided by the MSM , and celebrities like DeGeneres is the bald faced propaganda that it is.

1.) http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Dayna-Morales-Receipt-Gay-Server-Lifestyle-Note-Marine-233672131.html


Thanksgiving, Greed, and "Black Friday"

Many Americans will not be sitting down to give thanks this morning. Large numbers of Americans will simply be going to another day of work. In the past, this meant Police, Soldiers in the field, People who, like myself in the past,had worked in hospitals, and those who of necessity had to work 24/7. Today, its happening because the so many retailers have decided that they just can't close for a day.
Others, of course, will have extra reasons for giving thanks. The retailers will be giving thanks to greed , the only dark God they know. The customers who simply cannot resists shopping on that day will give thanks they one more day to spend, and go into debt. Some of the workers, whose real income declines every year,
will give thanks for the small bump in their paychecks, assuming the Boss didn't find a way to create a schedule that avoids paying overtime.

This of course will Morph into "Black Friday." Millions of people will surge to the Malls, and the big box stores to stand in line and trample each other in search of "deals." Like the mother who will be just glad to see the Thanksgiving cooking over with, workers in retail stores will just be thankful the Holiday insanity is over.

Not surprisingly, Suzzane Kapner, in a WSJ article, "The Dirty Secret of Black Friday Discounts",{1}
notes that the "Black Friday" sale is often an illusion. Not surprisingly, the discounts are from artificially high 
manufacturers suggested prices, so the products discount is figured from a fake original price. The truly fascinating thing is the customers don't seem to mind, and company's like J. C. Penny suffer for not fueling the public's desire to feel like they got a good deal, even if its a mirage..

Christians of course understand this. Mans depraved nature, inherited since the fall, Traps him in this 
prison of greed and envy. The desire of retailers to squeeze every penny out of their customers, and the consumers desire to feel like he squeezed a good deal out of them. This greed is of course destructive, It has led to "outsourcing" of jobs abroad, and the destruction of the income of the working class by unrestricted immigration. Only those who know Christ, and who draw their beliefs from Gods Word, can have a basis to reject this and get off the hamster-wheel of greed and envy.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Alec Baldwin Unperson!

As a follow up to an earlier story I offer the following from News Busters. In an article It notes the cancelling of Baldwin's show for "anti-gay slurs" aimed at Martin Bashir, Vice President of the "Gay Rights" group, GLAAD. Leaving off Baldwins slew of profanities he made the interesting observation that, "But you've got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy—Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan—they're out there, they've got you. Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show. And I have to take some responsibility for that myself."{1}

Baldwin is correct in his observation about "Gay Fundamentalist". They will not stop until any criticism of the homophile agenda becomes impossible. Baldwin is wrong if he believes any apology or attempt to mollify them short of complete capitulation will work. One wishes that he would follow in the path of his brother in turning to Christ. While this will certainly not deflect the storm of hate that will be directed at him it will give him far greater blessing that acting fame and the approval of the Bashirs of this world.

{1}: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/11/26/msnbc-cancels-baldwins-show-over-gay-slur-still-no-punishment-bashirs#ixzz2loUft52L

The "Knockout Game" Where the Real Racist Are!

The American Liberal media, for reasons known only to themselves has finally lifted its years long blackout on discussing the "knockout game". This is a phenomenon where gangs of black teens roam the street beating up elderly men almost always white, though sometimes asian, or hispanic. The goal is knock someone unconscious with a single blow. hundreds have been seriously injured and led to a number of deaths.This has been going on for years in the inner city, to the deafening silence of the liberal media. It is obvious that the media has ignored this because the victims were white. Most disheartening is the silence of the black Church which seems incapable of providing Moral influence on its community. (witness the fact that though survey show black women are the most religious people in America yet the Illegitimacy among black women is over 70%.

If you doubt this all you have to do is ask what it would be like if the situation were reversed. Imagine the
lack of silence that would attend gangs of young whites roaming the streets beating up elderly black men.
There would be regular news specials talking about systemic racism in the white community. Every drama show on television would feature it in at least one episode. Celebrities would make their voices heard. MTV would be calling on American youth to take a stand against Racism. Songs would be written. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be on TV nightly, pimping race with all their might. Movies by Michael Moore and Quentin Tarentino would appear. Classes condemning the behavior would be taught in the schools.

None of this has happened. The reality is the black community is systemically racist. This racism is, however,
has been presented by the media and accepted by the black community as justifiable. They have repeatedly been nursed on the idea that they are entitled to their hatreds and the crimes that flow from it. Racism, and racist like Jackson, Sharpton, and Farrakhan are allowed to spew their hate and are taken seriously by the media and admired by the black community. Compare the white and black communities. The Klan, Nazis etc. are regarded as absurd and marginalized in the white communities. Black racists like Farrakhan, Sharpton and others are according to every poll widely admired in the black community. Rap stars and black stage comedians spew hatred at white people to widespread approval.

The white community has been so indoctrinated by the liberal media that they cannot even bring themselves to protest this phenomenon. This must change. The white community must begin speaking out to stop this phenomenon and must learn to overcome the idea that to defend yourself and you community is racist. As Christians we must pray for the health of the victims and the repentance of the criminals. But we must also
pray and fight for justice. We must pray that those in the black community who profess to be Christians
will act like Christians and repudiate this behavior and begin addressing the problems in their community that
injure both them and us.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Why I Don't Tweet!


First, let me say that I have nothing at all against people who do tweet. I am happy to let them tweet to their hearts content. Some of my Best friends tweet, (just not to me). Secondly let me say that I have nothing at all against technology, Including Computer technology. I've used a computer now for almost 20 years and can't imagine living without it.
But I have not, do not and will not tweet. I do so, I expect for the same reason I do not text and do not glue a cell phone to the side of my head. One reason is because I do not do these are because I value and love the language. I love both the English Language and language in general. The very concept is fascinating.
. The principal selling point of Twitter is its brevity. It by its very nature imposes limit on thought. It's not that one can't express oneself in few words, haiku for example. But the limitation of twitter values efficiency of Communication more the quality. Most trends in Technology have done this. Email has led to a lack of reflection about what one says, as opposed to writing a letter. Text messaging has dumbed down our vocabulary, and now we have twitter.
It reminds me all too much of newspeak in 1984. The party's goal was to so strip down communication that it would be impossible to express disloyal thoughts. With twitter, adjectives, adverbs and big words are things to be avoided. The Comedian Seamus Kennedy once did a routine called the "Three Minute Hamlet" in which the whole play was reduced to less than three minutes. It certainly was shorter but no one would argue it is better.
Does Twitter show us our future? A future of an ever shrinking language stripped of its color and its beauty?  I pray not.

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the three minute Hamlet; incidentally I think Gibsons Hamlet , the film at least was better than Branagh, Mainly because of Bonham Carter as Ophelia and Ian Holms Polonius and no one beats
Schofield, (except maybe Michael Hordern).

Pope Puts Idol, (Oops, I Mean Relic) On display.

Francis, the bishop of Rome made a public appearance this weekend, at which he claimed to have the bones of Peter the apostle in a Jeweled box. The "pope" then joined the crowd in praying to the bones in the box, giving them the prayer and worship due to God alone. The irony is that none of the "popes" has ever used it's purported infallibility to declare the bones authentic. So they were actually praying to what may or may not have been the bones of Peter. No test can be made on the bones because of concern for a curse that was placed on anyone who would disturb the tomb. Well whether its the bones of Peter or King Tut, they are not the objects of prayer and worship. they should be resting in the earth awaiting the Resurrection, not paraded around as a focus of idol worship.

Those of use who are protestants should give thanks for the liberation from such superstitions by the Reformation. We should also pray for the deluded "roman catholics" that they would be delivered from superstition. Our faith is to be in Christ not bits of bone.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Oops , Obama's 18 year old "gay pride" honoree arrested for abusing 14 year old.

Caleb Laieski, 18 , a homosexual "gay activist teenager, who achieved notoriety as an "anti-bullying" activist, was made an adviser to the Mayor of Phoenix and celebrated at Obama's "gay Pride dinner at the white house has been indicted on numerous accounts of sexual abuse of a 14 year old

Caleb was arrested for a three way sexual counter with the 14 year old and a 43 year old Phoenix police officer Chris Wilson, who ironically was the Police Depts. liaison (literally it seems),to the homosexual communities. Laieski who was a "Youth and Diversity Liaison" claimed he met the younger boy on a social media sits for the 13-24 year olds who are "interested" in homosexuality.

In an article on The "Free Rebublic"1 website
"The alleged sex between the three occurred late in 2012 at Laieski’s apartment, where the 14-year-old was also staying. (Laieski told investigators that the younger boy’s mother wanted them to “be together as a couple” and would often drop her son off for “weeks at a time” at his apartment, where he lived alone.) After a dinner at Chili’s restaurant during which the 14-year-old reportedly made aggressive sexual overtures toward Wilson, Wilson drove the boys back to Laieski’s apartment and went inside with them. Eventually, the three ended up in bed together. "
What can we say of this. Ironically it was a lesbian, the self proclaimed "conservative" Tammy Bruce, who made the observation, well known in the psychology world, of a very large percentage of Homosexuals being initiated into sex by someone notably older than themselves. the fact that there are now sites where 13 year old children can ask 24 year old men about Homosexuality is telling.The decision to allow open homesexuals to work in police depts , schools etc will lead to increase incidents like these. It is often said you cant legislate morality, which is ridicuolous all laws stem from morality. What you cant do is legislate nature, and all attempts by the state to do so will fail. 

Interestingly Laieskis arrest may have marked the end of a promising political career. As free republic notes, "In transcripts taken from police records, it seems clear Laieski understood their encounter with Wilson was wrong and could get him in trouble. When the younger boy begged Laieski to go with him to the police, Laieski told him no. He said he was negotiating with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over a possible White House job, and he worried that if anyone found out he’d been involved in a crime, he’d lose the opportunity.
“Can you please come with me?” the boy begged Laieski via iMessage. “I don’t want to do this alone.”
Laieski refused. “I can not do that,” he said. “Reports are public record and I don’t need that press. Nor does our city.” 

Final Note: Laieski has passed a test ot entering the Police Academy"

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Great link on the changing world of Mormonism

Dr. James White, of Alpha Omega Ministries gave an excellent Podcast reviewing an interview with Scott Gordon of FAIRMormon.org, in which Gordon essentially threw orthodox Mormon teaching under the bus in an effort to make it look like another Christian denomination.

link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d54kpq6TcNw




Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace in Afghanistan!

(firstly let me say that I know I swiped the title. but I was direct. I did not swipe it from Gore Vidal, but from Harry Elmer Barnes who Vidal swiped it from).

Word has reached us that Our Lords and Masters in Washington that we have assured the SOBs (who are our SOBs), in Afghanistan, that Americans will continue to die, and Billions continued to be extorted from the Tax slaves to prop up the regime in Afghanistan. John Kerry has signed a provisional agreement assuring
Warlord Mohammed Karzai we will be allowing Americans to remain in Afghanistan for the next 10 years, and to spend more billions propping up the Karzai government.

George Orwell, in 1984 described a tripartite division of the world into, Oceania, Eurasia, and East Asia. In rotation two of the trio would always be fighting the other.Smith ,the protagonist discovers that the Wars are not intended to be won, they are instead designed to be fought perpetually to consume resources and keep the people under control.

History has demonstrated that Civil liberties are always curtailed in war time, and government control of the economy always expands. The problem was the wars always ended. Our Masters have now concluded that the answer is to have wars that never end. It began with the Cold War. Our soldiers have been in Korea and Europe since 1945. Now we have the war on terror. This is even better. Since the terrorist can strike in America (and of course our society  facilitates this by unrestricted immigration and tolerance for Islam, while persecuting Christians), there is a vital need to restrict Our liberties in the name of security.

Now you can't take a shuttle bus from Manchester NH to Boston without displaying a "government", Id.
Sitting in Bostons south station, you see guards armed with automatic weapons and bomb sniffing dogs while the intercom warns you .had better not leave luggage or packages unattented. We live in a country that increasingly resembles a minimum security prison.This of course increases fear of the government. (I've even experienced moments of Paranoia when I see a number of views of  this blog from Washington D.C.)

Now we have perpetual war and a perpetual surveillance state. The radicals in the 60s, wanted to bring the Vietnam War to the streets of American. Their spiritual descendants, like Obama, have brought perpetual war to your hometown.


Our Only Hope

From, A Nation Once Again
By Thomas Osborne Davis
14 October 1814 – 16 September 1845



It whisper'd too, that freedom's ark
And service high and holy,
Would be profaned by feelings dark
And passions vain or lowly;
For, Freedom comes from God's right hand,
And needs a Godly train;
And righteous men must make our land
A Nation once again!

So, as I grew from boy to man,
I bent me to that bidding
My spirit of each selfish plan
And cruel passion ridding;
For, thus I hoped some day to aid,
Oh, can such hope be vain ?
When my dear country shall be made
A Nation once again

while Im not a supporter of his Cause, at least as regards Ulster, I strongly support the sentiment,
this song would make a great anthem for those who long to see America a nation once again.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Manson Getting Married

The latest work comes from the Huffington Posts,"Weird News"1,( as if all their news wasn't weird)Charlie is getting Married! Rumor is that the
79 year old multiple murderer plans to marry "Star" his 25 year old "publicist" who
runs the a website dedicated to winning his freedom. In an interview given to "Rolling stone" he reveals his bisexuality and the high old times he has with fellow prisoners like serial killer Jaun Corona, who, thanks to our Judicial system, will also not be paying the ulitimate penalty for their crimes. Meanwhile according to reports his tortured and murdered victims are still dead, their families and friends still mourn, and Justice delayed, with the exception of the late Susan Atkins, is still Justice denied.
1.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/21/charles-manson-married-star-25-_n_4317253.html

JFK Assassination as Redemption

Today on the 50th anniversary of the JFK Assassination, everyone is naturally looking pact on the event and accessing its significance. Thanks to his popularity with the media and popular culture, all objective evaluation of Kennedy died when the shots rang out in Dealey Plaza. They transferred what has been increasingly seen as an incredibly overrated president into an Icon.

The liberals almost immediately began working on the assassination. They had to explain away the fact Kennedy was not killed by "Right Wing Extremists" but by a self styled Communist. they hardly missed a beat. The mainline liberals immediately took the position that it was the right that created the "Climate of Hate" that made the assassination possible. That has continued to this day. The far left embraced a right wing conspiracy. Both began the Kennedy Canonization process. this represented a change. Establishment liberals had not always be so fawning to JFK. In his article
National Review Author, Michael Knox Beran quotes Edmund Wilson writing to Alfred Kazin in 1961 "His historical allusions are likely to be inaccurate in a way which suggests he cannot really have read much history. I suspect that his pretension to 'culture' are largely worked up by Arthur Schlesinger".Many lament that America "Lost its innocence" On Nov. 22. Nations are never innocent, and if America was that innocence was lost long before the limosine turned onto elm street.

Many wished as did Theodore Roosevelt daughter Alice that he would show "less profile and more courage". The Radical Left was even more caustic. Witness Peggy Seeger and Ewan McColl's song "The banks they are Rosy" In which Kennedy is portrayed as longing for war and allied with Nazis.
But all this changed with Dallas.

The Reality is that Kennedy provide Mediocre leadership at a time of great crisis. His habit of standing up to the Soviets, only to back down created dangerous confrontations like Berlin and Cuba, where he was hailed as courageous in spite of giving the Soviets everything they wanted. The Bay of Pigs, which he supported, only to lose his nerve at the last minute, not only condemned those Cubans who trusted him to death, but left the nation of Cuban under tyranny but left a destabilizing force in the Caribbean that has born fruit in Venezuela and the rest of Latin America.

In addition to all this we have Kennedy the man. Only the adulation of the liberal media protected him from himself. His Satyriasis, which included Marilyn Monroe, Sharing a Girlfriend with a mob boss, seducing one of his interns and even convincing her to be shared with a friend, hid liaison with
prostitutes , including one who was a probable East German Agent would surely have been fatal if Revealed.

His drug use, including Amphetamines from the famous "Dr. Feelgood", The Probability that he stole the '60 election, and the dirty tricks he and his father played in the 60s primary contest (read Victor Laskys (It did not Start with Watergate),  including the use of mob money.

Clearly Kennedy was no giant. He was handsome with a beautiful wife, he was photogenic, he was a great reciter of the words of his speech writers, He was everything that appealed to the desire of many to have an American Royal Family, (not how many times Costner, in his JFK, refers to Kennedy as a king,) the sort of people who have a portrait of Princess Di. in their living rooms and are obsessed with Charles, William, Kate,"Pippa" and the rest of the inbred royals.

If one weeps for Kennedy, weep for him as a man, not as an idol.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Brazils Lurch to the Left

Kudos  to "the New American"1 for being one of the few news outlets in the United States to break the deafening silence that has accompanied Brazilian President Dilma Roussef's address of the 13th congress of  the Brazilian Communist Party. Roussef who has been hailed by the liberal media as a "moderate",  affirmed her strong support for the alliance between the Her own Partido dos Trabalhadores, or Workers party and the Communist. Roussef is at least consistent Having a father who was a member of the Bulgarian Communist party and having belonged herself to a Marxist Terrorist organization in the 60s and 70s. Roussef has been a willing crony of both the far left and the Global government crowd. Rouseff has engaged in larger scale land grabs under the guise of returning lands to indigenous groups. (the land of course will be controlled by the state.) According to a "New American article"2,"This is just one more case among many. The policy of Brazil’s leftist government is to dismantle the country to deliver it all to ‘native reserves,’ which are nothing more than instruments of billionaire foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),” explained renowned Brazilian writer and philosopher Professor Olavo de Carvalho, who has played a key role in exposing the well-orchestrated socialist takeover of Latin America".

Sadly, Roussef's acting as a moderate on social issues, has used this to conceal her radical agenda.
Christians have a great stake in what goes on in Brazil. The growth of Protestantism in Brazil has been enormous. They have begun to be an influence there attempting to draw Brazil back from the
cultural and sexual libertinism. We must hope and pray that the "pink" trend in Latin America is curbed.

1. http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/south-america/item/16993-moderate-president-of-brazil-rallies-communist-party-forces

2. http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/south-america/item/14131-amid-federal-land-grab-in-brazil-whole-towns-evicted-at-gunpoint

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Baldwin, "Fags" and the thought Police!

Baldwin in Happier, or at least crazier
looking times.
A recent story brings to the fore both the argument over homosexuality and the limits of liberal tolerance. First is the story of Alec Baldwin. Baldwin in recent days made several remarks
about homosexuals. He apparently called a photographer, among other things, a "fag."
Now Alec Baldwin has a long history of outbursts, including calling for the stoning of George Bush on Saturday Night Live.

What is fascinating is the reaction. Andrew Sullivan and Anderson Cooper of CNN, on a program raised serious objections to Baldwin's use of unapproved language. Sullivan complained saying "If a conservative said that," he noted, "they would be finished."1 to which Cooper responded, "If Alec Baldwin had yelled the n-word at a photographer or a Jewish slur, it'd be over," he noted, "but the f-word is a word kids are called in school every single day; teachers often don't do anything about it."1

I'm reminded of CNN's old television show crossfire hosted by liberal Tom Braden, and conservative Pat Buchanan. Now Tom could always be counted on uphold the left, including homosexuals. He repeatedly defended their cause, always reminding the listener that he had served with them in the army and that they were ok. (possibly because as my old uncle used to say, that when he joined the army in '33 the word was "2 men + 1 bunk = 3 years in Leavenworth")

However one day the panel was going at it, and a "Gay" activist was a guest. Braden was becoming
Tom Braden and an impossibly young
looking Pat Buchanan
increasingly agitated over the guest radicalism and suddenly expressed the wish that while he supported gays he couldn't see why they couldn't just keep quiet about it. He actually slipped and revealed the fact that however politically correct he was he really knew the practice of sodomy was wrong. Well that was back in the 80s when free speech was still possible. Today as one homosexual spokesman proclaimed its not enough that "gays" be Tolerated or acceptable. they must be celebrated.

Leftist Groupthink and the political correctness it inspires is a Jealous God. It demands total acceptance of its agenda.  In the end Baldwin will grovel and hopefully be forgiven. But in his little liberal heart he will still know that homosexuality is wrong, and will resent the limits placed on him.
This is while I believe the Left will eventually turn on the homosexual community. They are incapable of accepting limits on their agenda and insist the rest of us cannot limit it either. At some
point even the left will have had enough. Every revolution devours its children and this one will be no exception.




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Leftist Threats to Kill Bush!

http://www.binscorner.com/pages/d/death-threats-against-bush-at-protests-i.html
Left wing tolerance on display. Isnt this illegal? would the same thing be allowed featuring Obama

Chaplains Punished for Being too Religious!

link to great article in The New American http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/16935-chaplains-mocked-forced-out-of-va-program-for-their-christian-beliefs
Details how two Chaplains, one active duty and one retired were harassed out of a training program for Chaplains wanting to serve in the VA. According to the Chaplains "The two chaplains charge that they were ridiculed and taunted by the program's director, Nancy Dietsch, a VA employee with a reputation for antagonism toward evangelical Christians, charged John Wells, the attorney representing the two chaplains in the suit. “She’s been very, very critical of Christians,” Wells told Fox News. “Instead of teaching anything dealing with faith issues, she’s dealing with a holistic, humanistic approach. It’s the idea that the spirit comes from within.”

Among other things they were told not to quote scripture in the class. It is clear our masters understand the danger posed to their rule, Just as the Rulers of ancient Rome did. Our modern Caesars know that anyone who has an objective moral standard with which to judge their Totalitarian edicts is a threat that must be destroyed. Naturally they place a great priority on the armed forces. On the one hand they must be kept powerful enough that they could be used as an instrument to control the people, while on the other hand they must not be allowed to challenge the state. the obvious answer is to create a military led and dominated by Homosexuals and Radical Feminist. To this end they wish to reduce the Chaplains role to that of a Social Commissar who will work to reinforce there values among the military.

More and more they wish to make it impossible for a consistent Christian to remain in the armed forces. Therefore expect this sort of harassment against Christians, (you can bet they wont Harass Muslim or Jewish clergy.) to continue and spread.

For further info see This link to Janet Mefford show. http://www.janetmefferdpremium.com/2013/11/12/janet-mefferd-radio-show-20131112-hr-1/

North Korea Executes Christians For Owning Bibles!

At thenewamerican.com South Korean new has reported that on Nov. 3 around 80 person were executed in seven different N. Korean cities. The victims were shot for "crimes". One group was shot in the city of Wonsan. "The Wonsan victims were mostly charged with watching or illegally trafficking South Korean videos, being involved in prostitution, or being in possession of a Bible,new American.

The victims were part of the North governments hatred for Christianity and any rival to their dictators worship. According to the account,  The source, who reportedly is familiar with North Korean internal affairs, said victims were lashed to poles, hooded, and then mowed down with machine gun fire. “I heard from the residents that they watched in terror as the corpses were so riddled by machine-gun fire that they were hard to identify afterwards  ”  new american

 As is always the case Christianity is growing in the face of the persecution.  Rome after three centuries of persecuting the Church made Christianity the official religion. During the reign of "bloody Mary" her murders of protestants were so ineffective that her own priests were telling her that every time she burned a protestant 5000 became protestants. Like the others the vile Satanic
leaders of North Korea will break its sword trying to break the cross.

Pray for our brothers in Korea and the downfall of the North Korean leadership.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dialing for Death! The Abortion Telethon.

The latest insanity is found at . Sally Kohn in an article in the Daily Beast"titled "Hello Texas? Abortion rights calling "
from the ancient Khmer. A demon performing an abortion
The author announces her intention to participate in a telethon with "comedians", Liz Winstead, (see yesterdays post) and Sarah Silverman to raise to pay for abortions in Texas. Calling on women, (pro abortion women that is), to raise their voices , "On Monday, November 18. this chorus of voices will be even more loud-and laughing"1.  Calling for protest in the "state of Wendy Davis and Jane Rowe" {ignoring the face that "Roe", t/n Norma McCovey, turned against abortion in her mature years.) It is no real shock that far leftist like this trio love the culture of death that is the ethos which they have been surrounded by their whole lives. The truly sad thing is they can tie it to comedy. What's next, an infanticide telethon, Euthanasia telethon. I can understand, however profoundly I may disagree, that some could convince themselves that abortion was sometimes necessary. That someone could be so debased as to revel in and celebrate the slaughter going on at abortion clinics. Well they wont get the blood on their hands. The stains on their souls be harder to avoid.

1.)."http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/11/18/sally-kohn-on-why-i-m-participating-in-a-texas-abortion-rights-telethon.html"

Dont worry its ok not to Like Classical Music !


First let me begin by saying that I have nothing against classical music. There are classical pieces that I really like. Bach's Jesu Joy of mans desiring is one of the most beautiful musical arrangements I've ever listened to. Still, I am, for whatever reason not a regular classical listener. I've always considered myself to be a middle brow. I love Shakespeare's, "silken terms precise”, and Sir Walter Scotts Ivanhoe. I've just never developed a taste for thundering Wagnerian Symphonies and being bellowed at for three hours in Italian under the guise of Opera. Don't get me started on Ballet. On the other hand I've never seen "Duck Dynasty" or the "honey boo-boo" thing (having heard a description of the latter I cant bring myself to dignify it with capitalization.) I don't groove to Lady Gaga, (Am I crazy or are were reverting to baby talk, boo-boo, gaga, etc.)
Perhaps it's the Classical music fans. On the one hand it's those who obviously consider themselves the elite. You know the people who made star bucks a viable concern. You know the ones who are always talking how wonderful their “gay” friends are. You know the people who watch NPR. Actually, NPR is aimed at two audiences, 1.) Upper class whites whose contributions pay the bills and whose tastes run to classical music and trendy liberal politics. 2.) The audience they wish they had; a mix of La Raza, Act-up, and occupy who they'd like to serenade with Palestinian Children singing Afro-Caribbean hip-hop, and Finnish Lesbian Jazz trios singing protest songs amidst news stories praising Castro and conducting apologetics for Obama.
Another class of Classical fans are those who have convinced themselves that in order to think themselves truly intelligent and educated they have to “love” the arts. We all have and image of the way we would like others to see us from Barbara Streisand who considers herself some kind of ambassador to the world to Michael Moore who sees himself as a working class hero,(albeit a very rich one). This path to being a lover of the arts in our age is self defeating. One contemporary artist claimed the purpose of art was to shock people and push the boundaries.
Well the boundaries are ever changing so following this theory, music, and every other form of expression must become increasingly perverse and shocking in order to shock an audience rendered numb to the old horrors. Witness Madonna and Miley Cyrus.
Ok out there!  You know you've been looking for someone to give you permission, so I’ll do it. Like whatever music you want, I prefer you didn't ruin your minds with rap and heavy metal, but it's a free country, right? By the way there's lots of good music out there, music played by musicians who know how to really use instruments and singers who can really sing. Hell, some of its even Classical, Just not very commercially popular. Just listen to it because you like it, not because you feel you have to.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Old but very true! Ian Paisley Oxford Union 1967

video

A Comment on the Certainty of Evolution

unintentionally funny fox news gives us this headline:  "Stone-tipped spears predate existence of humans by 85,000 years" http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/14/stone-tipped-spears-predate-existence-humans-by-85000-years/

Bread, Circus, and Beating the Crap Out of Each Other. The sad tale of Rudy Johnson.

Living in Alabama, you can never be allowed to forget its football season. People, who cant be moved by their countries dying economy, mass murder in the abortion clinics, growing tyranny of the pointless endless war in Afghanistan can come to rapt attention by every move made on the football field.

Enter the story of Rudy Johnson QB for Winston-Salem State. at a "celebration Luncheon" for his team and Virginia State players he was attacked and "viciously beaten" by at least five and possibly more,Virginia State players and was, most critically, "unable to play". This is only the latest chapter in the long saga of criminality perpetuated by College and Professional athletes in todays America.

There are lessons to be learned from this. One is that it is ridiculous to pretend that College Athletics today have anything to do with College and Education. At one time College athletes were students who happened to be amateur athletes. Today they are Merely athletes who have to go through the Charade of being students to play.

The Coddling of athletes in America, which in some places, like Texas begins in Elementary school,
is an incubator for irresponsibility. In high school they often are promoted without passing for the good of the team. In college alumni associations of wealthy grads illegally provide them with money and help them with the masquerade that they are college student. They fix any legal problems they have resulting from illegal activity, and we're surprised when they become Felons.

      This of course only harms the athletes and those who sadly have them for role models. The real harm is the hypnotic effect that athletics seem to hold over humans. This is nothing new . one need only look at the Gladiatorial Contests of ancient Rome and Chariot racing. Gladiators became the heroes of the day, (even though contra Spartacus most of them were criminals and army deserters who were sentenced to enslavement as gladiators.) In the Chariot races fanatical fans often rioted and two teams the Blues and the Greens became the most popular, so much so that they became representatives of political factions. As is noted in Wikipedia

"Adopting the color of their favorite charioteers was a way fans showed their loyalty to that particular racer or faction Many of the young men in the fan clubs, or factions, adopted extravagant clothing and hairstyles, such as billowing sleeves, "Hunnic" hair-styles, and "Persian" facial hair. There is evidence that these young men were the faction members most prone to violence and extreme factional rivalry.[ Some scholars have tried to argue that the factional rivalry and violence was a result of opposing religious or political views, but more likely the young men simply identified strongly with their faction for group solidarity. " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chariot_racing

These sorts of "bread and Circus" elements are replete in America today, whether its "American Idol", or reality Television, EBT or Obamacare. The Time has come for the thinking American to put the beer can down, shut off the TV, and fight for the welfare of himself and his children!


 
 

Oprah, Damon, and MSNBC, Why Celebrities Should Stick To a Script.

Perusing Newsbusters.org One runs across several prime examples of Sheer unadulterated stupidity
on the part of Americas best and brightest. First Oprah in an interview with the BBC complained that B. H. Obama, our beloved helmsman was only being treated with disrespect because he was black.(apparently she doesn't realize that given his total lack of Qualifications the only reason he was elected is because he was black.)

She then goes on to lament that the horrors faced by blacks in America today,
  "Are there still places where people are terrorized because of the color of their skin, because of the color of their black skin? Yes. But there are laws that have allowed us to progress beyond what we saw in the Scottsboro boys and beyond the even the prejudice we see in “The Butler.”(1)

Actually there are places where black people are terrorized. There called the inner cities and the terrorizing is by blacks killing other blacks in the thousands. Given the statistics for interracial murder, (far more likely to be Black on White, than White on Black) one has to ask whose terrorizing whom.

Of course Oprah has an answer for this,Of course problem is not solved. "You know, as long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, problem’s not solved. As long as there are people who still, there’s a whole generation – I say this, you know, I said this, you know, for apartheid South Africa, I said this for my own, you know, community in the south - there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die."(1)

Well Judging white people by the color of their skin certainly doesn't seem to bother Oprah. one wonders how many Black people have to die before black racism disappears. Given that Oprah
relies on millions of white sheeple to watch the tripe she puts on the air one would think she would be less judgmental.

     Our second piece this evening comes from the insightful mind of Matt Damon. As Noel Sheppard reports Damon, in an interview with Jake Tapper of CNN ,responding to Jeb Bush's observation that he was a public school advocate while sending his children to private school,  makes the brilliant observation  "I'd eat my shoe if he could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school"(2). Of course the unclouded mind will go back to the film of Bush sitting in a public school when told of 911. Add to that the facts Bush's children attended public schools in Texas and his wife taught in public schools and Damon looks very much like a braying Jackass.

Liz Winstead Comedian and policy expert
Anthea Butler: I wonder where that clenched fist salute
comes from?
Our third demonstration of what a circus political discourse has become in this country came from Tim Graham who reports of an MSNBC discussion called  “The All-Out Assault on Women.” 1st panel member Liz Winstead called for the elimination of voting and free speech rights for pro life Americans," LIZZ WINSTEAD: I never have understood how anybody gets a seat at any decision-making table by saying two different things. One: “I’m not a doctor, and I know nothing about science, but –“ Okay, out! Two: “I want to reduce the number of abortions, and the way I want to do that is to remove access to affordable birth control.” You? Out!"3 As  Graham points out neither Winstead or the other panel member were doctors or Scientists.

the hyphenated Hallis-Perry then goes on to describe the aims of the pro-lifers , "So no contraception, no abortion – compulsory pregnancy – and then, the children that you have, have to be hungry. Because that is what will punish you for having had sex." to which Winstead replies " They don’t want poor women to have joy."3. Rounded out by uniquely coiffed
Anthea Butler, a so called religion professor who defined the problem thusly "No they don’t, and they want to sacralize sperm, and it’s time we quit sacralizing sperm in this country, and making it the most important thing that there is."3
Hallis-Perry MSNBCS answer to the Fox Infobabes
caught in mid bray










Read more:(1.) Newsbusters,Oprah
                    (2) Newsbusters, Damon
                    (3) newsbusters msnbc

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cave Women, Darwinism , And The Shifting Claims of Evolution.

A new sensation is being drummed up in the media over an all female, (not sure why this is important to what is supposed to be a scientific expedition), Scientist have been exploring caves in South Africa.  There they claimed to have found very significant Hominid fossils. The NBC news online science desk made sure we know what a sacred moment this is.

"The cranium and a hominin jawbone were among the most-prized specimens. "Cuddled the cranium all morning, then made first run carrying fossils entire way. Getting the hang of this!" Gurtov reported.

By the end of the day, a box containing the cranium was carefully handed up from the depths by a human chain. "Lots of celebration out here. Rising moon, beautiful evening, and twenty celebrating people," Hawks wrote.

Gurtov exulted over the skull's retrieval. "CRANIUM IS OUT! No revealsies until tomorrow, though," she tweeted. "Needs pampering." nbc

As Richard Milton has observed when you look at the display and museum that contain early Hominid fossils that they have a remarkable resemblance to Religious shrines or temples. They are in fact the these fossils are relics of our societies Humanists, Darwinists, faith.

We know what will happen. As in the past, someone will declare the discovery of mans ancestors
and proof of human evolution. Over time it will be quietly discovered that the fossil is merely a "branch" on the family tree. This will not get any media attention. This is the trend that has happened again and again from Piltdown man and the Coelacanth to "Lucy"

I've always found it a humorous coincidence that operating in a modern academic community that has
become both rabidly Europhobic and Afrocentric One thing that they are absolutely certain of is that man originated in Africa. No doubt in the future they will determine the earliest hominids were gay and that hominid society was matriarchal.

Well until the next group of Scientist, (no doubt a group of Aboriginal, Lesbian , Handicapped persons) makes the next outstanding discovery we'll have to make do with this one.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pray for Coy!

Note the propaganda use of these pictures picture on
left uses b/w with harsh lighting and frown. the "pref
erred picture is shown in color with the child smiling and
happy. these manipulations are common in propaganda.
Our Second post is also inspired by the Briefing. "Rolling Stone" magazines online edition features an article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, celebrating the criminal child abuse that is being inflicted on a little boy, Coy Mathis by his parents. According to his mother, (the article doesn't quote the father
much.} young Coy supposedly from a very early age began expressing his desire to be a girl. It is clear from the article that the parents {the mother at least) encouraged his feelings in this regard. as the article states "She wondered whether their toddler might be gay. The notion sat fine with her.
The Mathises were recent transplants from Austin and considered themselves progressive and open-minded; Kathryn herself had a gay sister. But she told no one of her suspicion about Coy – it felt creepily premature to speculate about the sexuality of a kid still in diapers."1

Its clear from the article that the  at every step the deeply disturbed child's behavior was positively reinforced. He was allowed at an early age to dress as a girl and no attempt seems to have been made to alter it. According to the mother young Coy then asked ""Then one night in January 2010, Kathryn was tucking him in for bed under his pink quilt, and Coy, then three, seemed upset. "What's wrong?" she asked. Coy, his head resting against his kitty-cat-print pillow, hugged his pink stuffed pony with the glittery mane that he'd gotten for Christmas and said nothing, his mouth bent in a tight frown. "Tell me," Kathryn urged. Coy's chin began to quiver.
"When am I going to get my girl parts?" he asked softly.
"What do you mean?"
"When are we going to go to the doctor to have me fixed?" Coy asked, tears now spilling down his cheeks. "To get my girl parts?"1
Now if anyone thought that this unfortunate child thought of this on his own then I have a large Tower in Paris I'll sell you cheap. Now what will be the fruit of this. If things continue the child will have the so-called "sex Change" surgery that has such a rate of failure that John Hopkins Univ. that once was the leading performer of them no longer does them.

Coy's mothers answer is a simple one. "The best way to explain it is, no bodies are the same. Some girls have penises and some boys have vulvas."1 Sorry Mrs. Mathis but they don't . Coy was born with a Y Chromosome and is a male, like God made him. All the reinforcement of his problem you have given will not change that. Any future mutilations done to him by the medical community will not change that, only make him another of the sad pathetic individuals who have been altered in this way.

The sad thing is that this would have once have been seen as what it is child abuse. Now its considered trendy. The rest of the article is predictable. No other position is given except in caricature to be ridiculed. Religious and Political conservatives are derided, as is any normal person who thinks this sort of thing is wrong. One prays for Coy, his deluded parents, and even Mrs. Erdely who is exploiting them all to further a socio-political agend

(1) http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/about-a-girl-coy-mathis-fight-to-change-change-gender-20131028#ixzz2kZjwH58F


America, Libertarianism, and The Church


Two days in a row Albert Mohler will serve as inspiration. On his podcast, the briefing, for 11/15/13 he quotes from 2 stories that are of enormous interest. First he quotes from an article by Conor Friedersdorf,  Atlantic

In it he quotes and article by Ross Douthat in which he claims that the impulse driving the increase in legislation for drug legalization and gambling have numerous causes. However, he argues that the cause of both is "the rise of a live-and-let-live social libertarianism, the weakening influence of both religious conservatism and liberal communitarianism, the growing suspicion of moralism in public policy."  Friedersdorf argues that people are still making moral judgments but that the American people have largely embraced different moral principles and want the law to reflect their own moral Judgments.



He then makes the profoundly sad argument that "What's definitely grown larger is the subset of Americans who not only disagree with the notion that gay marriage or smoking marijuana or watching pornography is immoral, but can't even understand the moral logic of traditionalists."

 

This raises interesting points. This revolution in moral perspective is obviously been brought about by a number of factors : 1.) The saturation of Humanistic, Materialist and Post-modern propaganda via A Secular Education system, Hollywood, Modern Music, Liberal Theology, and Mainstream Evangelicalism refusing to face this Deluge. 2.) Many in the Church are now arguing that it's not our place to try to change society only to preach salvation. The society that has as Friedersdorf has pointed out "On gay marriage, many would go so far as to say that it is immoral to prohibit same-sex unions. Their determination to moralistically press their advantage is why traditionalists like Rod Dreher now worry that cultural conservatives will be compelled by anti-discrimination law to participate. "Do the advocates of this point of view think these people will leave us to preach the Christian message which will constantly point out the shortcomings of their cherished views?



Those of us who are reformed understand these people in the eyes of Romans 1. This new, "libertarianism" is nothing more than an effort to suppress the truth in unrighteousness. As Christians we call into question their most fundamental views. We are thus inevitably going to be the Fingernails on the chalkboard to these people. The Christian Message will create the dissonance in their mind that cannot reconcile their "new" morality with what their created natures know to be true and against which they have rebelled.

 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Atheist Mega Churches!

I heard about this morning on Al Mohler. I was tempted to post it in the humor section. CBS news has an article listed below. Founded a couple of years ago by a pair of English Comedians, there are now over three dozen of these congregations in America, Britain, and Australia. From the description the whole thing has a very, "lost in the 1960s" feel about it.

Personally, I think that the whole thing is a fad. It's hard to believe that this whole game wont become very tiresome after a while. There are a lot more fun ways to pass ones time and for those who are actually seeking something deeper certainly wont find it in this movement.

Frankly one doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. One hopes God will, for these people use the absurdity of going to a "Church" to deny the existence of God to lead them to repentance and salvation. My question is does this movement demonstrate that man is inherently religious or is it, Like the Church of Satan, or the Pagan movement that are merely immature people celebrating their rebellion against God or both.

PS: I wonder if they'll seek tax exempt status?

Atheist "mega-churches" take root across U.S., world - CBS News

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

De-Mythologyzing the Scientific Orthodoxy!

Christians are always accused of being hostile to science. The reality is that we are not so opposed.
Many of the Great scientists were believers. The simple fact is that what we as believers are opposed to the prevailing scientific Orthodoxy. The scientist is as human as the rest of us, as subject to prejudice, bias and group think as anyone. In society today we have mythologized the scientist as an objective secular priest, objective and uninfluenced by any kind of outside influence. The reality is otherwise.

An excellent example of this is found in Debbie Nathans book Sybil Exposed. Sybil by the 1980s The belief that multiple personality disorder was a common problem had become widespread. The origins of this movement can clearly be traced to the work of Cornelia Wilbur, and the Book “Sybil” Released in 1973 the books tells of a young woman, given the pseudonym “Sybil Dorsett” goes to Dr. Wilbur for treatment for her bizarre and sometimes destructive behavior. Eventually she appears before Dr Wilbur As another person, a child named Peggy. With the help of Drugs and Hypnosis the Dr. Determines that Sybil’s other personalities or “Alters “ had split off from Sybil's core personality as a means of escaping the enormous and bizarre physical and sexual trauma at the hands of her mother that had been discovered through sessions of Sodium Pentothal and hypnosis. After years of long, {and for Wilbur ultimately profitable} work Wilbur “re-integrated” Sybil's alters into Sybil's damaged psyche.
         Until Sybil, Multiple Personality Disorder, or to use the more modern name, Dissociative Identity Disorder was a highly debated diagnosis with only a handful of cases prior to Sybil. With the Publication of the book and subsequent mini-series the diagnosis exploded to 20 to 40 thousand cases by the 1990s. It became so popular that even Hillside strangler Kenny Bianchi attempted to launch a multiple personality defense. Dr. Wilbur successfully marketed the diagnosis to the point that an entire association, “The International Association of Multiple Personality” with conventions, peer-reviewed journals and everything. Although some, including book reviewers questioned the books veracity they were ignored by the public in its rush to acceptance. While quietly some raised doubts and others sought to uncover the identity of Sybil, the story proved to have long legs with a remake of the TV show being made in 2007. Then in 2012 there was a bombshell, Debbie Nathan’s book “Sybil Exposed” Nathan revealed that the real Sybil {Shirley Ardell Mason} was a troubled young girl originally diagnosed with hysteria. Going to Dr. Wilbur while both were in Nebraska she is treated by Wilbur and the two develop a strong relationship with Mason becoming highly dependent on the Dr. Circumstances separated the two and they did not meet again until ten years later when Mason resumes treatment with Wilbur who now has a very successful practice.

        In the meantime Wilbur has become extremely interested in the idea of Multiple personalities. As is suggested in Nathans Book, Sybil to please Dr. Wilbur convinces her she is a Multiple Personality. (Apparently not a hard sell,) Wilbur decides to see if a book can be written on the subject and succeeds beyond her wildest dreams. It is apparent that Wilbur went out of her way to suppress any doubt even when Sybil's story becomes bizarre. Although some things, {like Masons Claim to have been a courier for British agents and to flown from the U.S. To Amsterdam at the height of WW2 she accepted as fantasies and they were not included in the book.}, A large number of equally
bizarre claims weren't Eventually Wilber decided Sybil/Masons story would make a good book. Flora Schreiber the future author agreed but it needed a happy ending Sybil was obligingly cured.
        Now the MPD diagnosis is now considered to be highly misdiagnosed, if not spurious. The teachings of science, once so certain is now derided. What does this tell us? That those who are so skeptical regarding the claims of Christianity should be as skeptical of their own claims.