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  • Nihilism: The West's Evil Religion of Idolatry, Lies, and Hate

    07/23/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT · 2 of 11
    spirited irish to defconw; Lake Living; Sheapdog

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  • Nihilism: The West's Evil Religion of Idolatry, Lies, and Hate

    07/23/2014 5:21:01 AM PDT · 1 of 11
    spirited irish
  • Heather Has Two Textbooks

    07/07/2014 1:16:21 PM PDT · 14 of 23
    spirited irish to Twotone; rjsimmon

    “When two-parent, heterosexual families are presented as the norm in story after story, near [year] in and year out, an insidious message is conveyed: Families that don’t conform to this structure are not normal.”

    Spirited: Pushing aside the sophistry pretending to be rational discourse is the shameless hypocrisy of the champion of the evil concept that man has no immutable nature since he is not created but rather the product of evolution, hence always and ever “becoming.” Thus pointing out that there has never been such a thing as homosexual marriage in history is superfluous since man’s nature is fluid because the ‘god’ Evolution rolls on and on, changing social arrangements, demolishing truth, national boundaries, Constitutional rights, gender, and all else.

    This is the satanically inverted philosophy of violence and nihilism of America’s amoral ruling class, the Marquis de Sade, Karl Marx and the Sophist Callicles in Plato’s ‘Georgias:’

    “The fact is this: luxury and licentiousness and liberty,
    if they have the support of force, are virtue and happiness and the rest of these embellishments-—the unnatural covenants of mankind-—are all mere stuff and nonsense.” (Making Gay Okay, Reilly, pp. 31-32)

    In other words, with a consensus of force backed by the threat of violence, virtue, truth, marriage, gender, the Constitution, etc. becomes whatever the agent of violence chooses them to be.

  • THIS IS HOW ONE GROUP OF CATHOLICS RESPONDED TO CHANTS OF “HAIL, SATAN!” [PHOTOS]

    06/28/2014 9:54:32 AM PDT · 6 of 42
    spirited irish to mlizzy; NYer

    How beautiful! If only more faithful Christians, whether Catholic or Protestant would boldly follow suit!

  • Who is Intolerant because Ashamed: Creationists or Evolutionary Theologians?

    06/23/2014 12:03:17 PM PDT · 18 of 19
    spirited irish to Natufian

    Science is not a living, breathing entity. It cannot disagree.

  • Who is Intolerant because Ashamed: Creationists or Evolutionary Theologians?

    06/23/2014 10:23:05 AM PDT · 16 of 19
    spirited irish to Natufian; Eccl 10:2

    ““The overwhelming evidence at trial established that Intelligent Design is a religious view, a mere re-labeling of creationism, and not a scientific theory. “

    Spirited: Evolutionary theory is not ‘scientific’ except in the sense of esotericism. It is occult science bespeaking unseen energies, change-making forces, and yes——reincarnation. After all, after the miraculous production of prima material from nothing (Big Bang) and the even more miraculous emergence of life from prima material through an alchemical process, ‘life’ incarnates over and over and over and over, supposedly for billions of years moving from one kind of lower body (slime mold) to a different and higher kind of body until it finally incarnates within pre-human hominids.

  • The Anti-Empirical Left

    06/23/2014 9:48:53 AM PDT · 105 of 105
    spirited irish to Alex Murphy

    It is the view of Church Fathers whose minds were unpolluted by occult Kabbala, Hermetic alchemy, Eastern mysticism and so-called “higher criticism,” the work of occult Gnostics from the time of the Renaissance.

  • Who is Intolerant because Ashamed: Creationists or Evolutionary Theologians?

    06/23/2014 6:29:20 AM PDT · 2 of 19
    spirited irish to Lake Living

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  • Who is Intolerant because Ashamed: Creationists or Evolutionary Theologians?

    06/23/2014 6:28:02 AM PDT · 1 of 19
    spirited irish
  • The Coming Gay Marriage Witch Hunt

    06/20/2014 3:03:39 AM PDT · 2 of 35
    spirited irish to 2ndDivisionVet

    The surface question is, “Do you now or have you ever affirmed traditional one man, one woman marriage.” Below the surface is the much more important question: What is man? Are males meant to be males and women to be women or are they meant to be androgynous as well?

    If our foolish answer is ‘yes,’ thereby affirming gender confusion, then the god-men and goddesses waiting in the “closet” to come out openly in proclamation of their divinity will be next. Are we ready to bow down and worship them?

  • CARTOON: Spuds on the Warpath

    06/19/2014 10:14:54 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    spirited irish to daletoons

    Since they’re being cut down to size, how about the Red Faced Tator TotS?

  • Another Gay Rights Victory: Sentence for Man Who Exposed Other Man to HIV Thrown Out

    06/17/2014 9:53:41 AM PDT · 4 of 30
    spirited irish to SeekAndFind

    As twisted ‘gay’ theology goes, God made them this way, hence redemption means suffering on the upside-down cross of ‘gay’ sex.

  • What is your opinion of Charisma Magazine?

    06/14/2014 3:13:03 PM PDT · 6 of 23
    spirited irish to Laissez-faire capitalist

    For your consideration:

    John MacArthur Takes on Charismatic Movement With ‘Strange Fire’ Conference
    http://www.christianpost.com/news/john-macarthur-takes-on-charismatic-movement-with-strange-fire-conference-97968/

  • What's the Proper Term for the National & International String-Pullers? - Vanity

    06/14/2014 2:42:40 PM PDT · 44 of 47
    spirited irish to dagogo redux; crazycatlady; SisterK; Ray76

    Further reading:

    Edith Kermit Roosevelt, The New Hampshire Sunday Times News, April 1, 1962 http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/2014/05/14/the-new-cult-in-washington/

    Prophetic pillars on St. John the Divine foretell 9/11
    http://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/prophetic-pillars-on-st-john-the-divine-cathedral/

  • What's the Proper Term for the National & International String-Pullers? - Vanity

    06/14/2014 10:43:06 AM PDT · 21 of 47
    spirited irish to dagogo redux
    " I'd like to hear any salient insights others here might have into the best model for understand what we are seeing take place on a national and international level."

    Spirited: Here you go:

    In his opus, "Tragedy and Hope," Dr. Carroll Quigley(Bill Clinton's mentor) deliberately reveals the existence of a transnational American/W. European leviathan of political and economic power poised to seize control of the planet. Right from the start said Quigley, the complex has been controlling and manipulating Left-wing groups:

    "...the power that....Left-wingers exercised was never their own power or communist power but...the power of the international financial coterie." (Tragedy and Hope, p. 954)

    What this means is that though Communists and Nazis carried out the murder of millions of men, women, and children during the 20th century, and liberals and leftists have been undermining and destroying our civilization for over eighty years, all of this evil has been and continues to be financed by the ‘elite’ power complex, the real power behind the scenes.

    Karen Hudes, a former insider at the World Bank affirms Quigley's claim. She reports that a treacherous global financial system dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve dominate the pillars of America's government and control the media to cover up its crimes:

    "What is really going on is that the world's resources are being dominated by this group," she explained, adding that the "corrupt power grabbers" have managed to dominate the media as well. "They're being allowed to do it." (World Bank Insider Blows Whistle on Corruption, Federal Reserve, Alex Newman, New American, 22 May 2013)

    Hudes, an attorney who spent some two decades working in the World Bank's legal department, has observed the machinations of the criminal network up close:

    "I realized we were now dealing with something known as state capture, which is where the institutions of government are co-opted by the group that's corrupt... The pillars of the U.S. government – some of them – are dysfunctional because of state capture; this is a big story, this is a big cover up." (ibid)

    The existence of the left-right power complex has long been known and over the years variously described as, a.The Power Elite” (C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite)

    b.The Superclass (D. Rothkopf, ‘Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Creating)

    c.The Secret Establishment (Anthony Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones)

    d.The Anglo-American Establishment (Prof. Carol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time)

    e.The Establishment (Larry Abraham, The Greening: The Environmentalist’s Drive for Global Power)

    f.Atlantic Ruling Class (Kees Van Der Piyl, The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class)

    g.The Secret World Government (Cherep-Spiridovich, The Secret World Government or The Hidden Hand)

    The power complex is working to set up a Universal Theocratic World State (spiritual socialism) which is why they are behind the New Age occult evolutionary pantheism that is sweeping virtually unchecked over and across the Western and American civilized world. Occult evolutionary pantheism is to become “the church of all people,” said John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (The Cult of the All-Seeing Eye, Robert Keith Spenser, p. 48)

    The global elite work through a vast, interlocking network of local, national, and international organizations, America’s media, academia, Hollywood, various foundations and a temple complex consisting of the U.N., in particular its’ pyramid-shaped meditation room; Lucis Trust (formerly Lucifer Publishing), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Temple of Understanding and the Baca Grande (Colo. Based New Age Vatican City).

    Recommended reading: “The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It,” Angelo Codevilla

  • Homosexual 'Equality' Is Just Repackaged Tyranny

    06/13/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT · 11 of 29
    spirited irish to WXRGina

    There is something else, an undercurrent of malignant envy, working through the “gay” movement. Envy is the great leveler requiring that everything good, true, lovely, and normal be crushed under its boot into the filth of ‘sameness.’ It speaks in terms of fairness, inclusion, equality, and understanding, but it means destruction and death.

  • The evolving universe of matter and energy: America's rising worldview

    06/09/2014 1:13:19 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    spirited irish to Lake Living

    Thanks for your spot-on summary. It’s already the case that to teach and affirm the miracle of creation is to be rejected, besmirched, and psychologically crucified by Christians so-called who embrace evolutionary science. As things are shaping up, it looks like such ‘Christians’ will be making war upon the faithful in the days ahead.

  • The evolving universe of matter and energy: America's rising worldview

    06/09/2014 11:06:49 AM PDT · 1 of 6
    spirited irish
  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/28/2014 6:03:17 AM PDT · 245 of 270
    spirited irish to TXnMA; betty boop; Alamo-Girl
    Where did you get that “instantaneous” idiocy? Certainly from nowhere in Scripture... Spirited: Where? From what God said rather than from what spiritually blind men have said. By elevating what can be learned from creation above what God said, men have fallen into egregious errors with respect to who and what they are, what is desperately wrong with them and what must happen to rectify this before their one lifetime is over.

    So beginning with the "idiocy" of the ‘despised and rejected’ literal and historic elements of Genesis here is what God said:

    "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground; and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Gen. 2:7

    Here God reveals three key points for our edification. First, that He formed the body of man from physical matter. To this initial act Job refers when he says,

    "Remember, I beseech Thee, that Thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt Thou bring me into dust again?" Job 10:9

    Second, after forming Adam's body He breathed into it "the breath of life" producing a twofold life: soul/spirit.

    Your soul is who you are. It is your self-conscious part, the seat of your emotions which proceed from the senses of your body. Spirit (image of God in man) is the citadel of your soul:

    "The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul....For the sake of the soul...the Son of God came into the world...." (Incomplete Work on Matthew, Homily 25, Ancient Christian Devotional, Oden and Crosby, p. 153)

    Third, life is only with God, thus His breath of life INSTANTANEOUSLY became the spirit of Adam, the principle of life within him which as the Lord reveals to us, "is the spirit that quickens" (John 6:63; 2 Cor. 3:6) and “the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one’s inmost being.” (Proverbs 20:27)

    Spirit is the unique property that distinguishes soul from the physical matter of the body. Spirit is immortal. It can will, self-reflect and think. In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend the natural dimension (what God created) in order to access the supernatural dimension, thereby allowing him to enter into a personal relationship with the Spirit of God (what He said). Through this relationship, the humble man's spirit is cleansed and regenerated over time (John 3: 3-13), thus enabling him to think more clearly, experience greater inner peace, and to more perfectly orient the manner of his existence in this world in preparation for eternity.

    So right from the start, the historical Adam was a person, a living soul/spirit embodied within physical matter. He was not the conscious product of magical transformism moving from chemicals, star-stuff or blobs of matter through lower life forms over billions of years, nor was the life within him either an emergent product of chemicals or other such nonsense, neither was it seeded on earth by highly evolved extraterrestrials (panspermia) supposedly existing somewhere in the vast reaches of the multiverse.

    In Christian thought, a person is a spirit and personality is the total individuality of the spirit. Without spirit there is no person.

    The term 'person' originated in Christian theologies developmental struggle to comprehend the nature and experience of the supernatural Triune God Who Spoke and created all things in six instantaneous acts (days) of creation:

    "The derivative concept of human personhood is a gift of the Christian faith to culture…” (Stephen P. Stratton, Chapter 14, p. 247, The Self, Paul Vitz & Susan M. Felch, Editors)

    Building off of this historically unique concept, St. Augustine (AD 354-430) affirmed that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the supernatural One God in three Persons then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being---of soul/spirit and body.

    Whether the Founders were individually Christian or not they nevertheless held a strong Christian consensus with respect to the personhood of all men. Our Constitutional rights arise from our personhood. For instance, the right to life derives from the divine nature of man's creation (Thou shalt not kill) and freedom of religion is the temporal manifestation of a person's spiritual property: conscience and reason.

    Evolutionary transformism from one kind of thing to another kind of thing over billions of years is NOT OBSERVABLE SCIENCE but rather a metaphysical cosmology that undermines and destroys personhood (and by extension our Constitution)despite protestations otherwise. Yes, I know well enough that you hold that God created a cosmic egg which He supposedly ignited after which He directs evolutionary transformism over vast ages. To arrive at this conclusion, the reasoning, science, evolutionary thinking and desires of men have been elevated above the Authority and Revelation of God. It appears that men have forgotten that they are not in charge. Man is the clay, not the Potter. Since it is not within the power of the clay to use the Potter for its purposes, its claims have no basis in reality hence are without truth and meaning. There is much that God has to say about this sin, none of it good.

    Evolutionary transformism over vast ages properly belongs to the very ancient occult science traditions originating in Hermetic alchemy (transformism) and apostate Jewish Cabbala (transformism) which itself originated in Chaldea (Babylon) as the Jewish Encyclopedia affirms.

    Certainly the so-called "primitive" early Church Fathers were well informed about this pagan superstition and had much to say about it:

    "[I]f one should search carefully, he will find that their doctrine is of necessity brought down to this. They tell us that one of their sages said that he, being one and the same person, was born a man, and afterward assumed the form of a woman, and flew about with the birds, and grew as a bush, and obtained the life of an aquatic creature—and he who said these things of himself did not, so far as I can judge, go far from the truth, for such doctrines as this—of saying that one should pass through many changes—are really fitting for the chatter of frogs or jackdaws or the stupidity of fishes or the insensibility of trees" (Gregory of Nyssa, The Making of Man 28:3; A.D. 379).

    Those who hate God are already searching for another evolutionary cosmology to replace the big bang model that evolutionary-minded Christians now claim as their own. And they will certainly find what they seek, and when they do they'll turn the full force of their cruel ridicule, scorn, and scoffing upon all evolutionary Christians. They'll reject and persecute you as "anti-science" and "anti-evolution" and crucify you with the defenders of Special Creation. At that time only two choices will be open to you: Either repent of what you have done, meaning turn back to the Authority and Revelation of God, or to escape rejection, persecution and crucifixion fall even further away from Him by accepting the 'new' cosmology, which from the looks of it may very well be some type of panspermia. If so, are you prepared to welcome the Space Brothers?

    We are in a time of testing. An unseen sword moves among us separating the wheat from the chaff. Please don't be among the chaff.

    And finally, if all you have to say in reaction to what has been given you is yet more angry name-calling, then please say nothing at all.

  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/20/2014 3:57:32 PM PDT · 227 of 270
    spirited irish to betty boop

    “What is this evolutionary creationism business? “

    It’s only theoreticians like Dobszhansky and Hugh Ross who describe evolutionary transformism as progressive creationism. At any rate, billions of years of evolutionary transformism (antithesis) is according to what man said (i.e., Teilhard, Michael Dowd, Ken Wilber, Geering, etc) instead of six instantaneous acts/days of creation (thesis) according to what God Said. That is what it is about: thesis vs antithesis.

  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/20/2014 2:07:16 PM PDT · 224 of 270
    spirited irish to betty boop

    I feel sure that you and he do not disagree about that.

    Spirited: No we don’t. Where we definitively part ways is with the reduction to myth and story of our Lord’s Revelation to man, specifically with His “face to face” revelation to Moses in the desert by evolutionary theists and progressive creationists.

    The Church Fathers warned against this, and very sternly rebuked Origenists and apostate Kabbalist Jews (Gnostic pagan Judaizers) as damnable heretics. Stop up your ears against them, they said.

    Do you not see that progressive creationism and its theological counterpart, evolutionary theism, “pull God down out of the supernatural” dimension into the natural dimension where He and His Divine Powers are within reach of mankind and their philosophies, science, et al? How else can man presume to speak for God??? To use Him, as if He is clay in their hands, to create and ignite a Cosmic Egg and afterwards act as an animating mechanism for evolution? This particularly heinous tactic has a long pedigree, stretching back to Babylon, and according to New Age historians, across the Deluge to Atlantis.

    When God is either shut away in the supernatural realm, pulled down out of it, or declared dead (Nimrod, Kabbalists, Marx, Nietzsche) the result is naturalism of which there are two kinds: atomism and pantheism.

    Progressive creationism and evolutionary theism are not thesis but antithesis. They are as spiritually perilous as Marx’s Dialectical Materialism, Darwinism, Blavatsky’s Luciferian Theosophy, Steiner’s Anthroposophy, and Kabbalism.

    Yes, I know what I say is offensive. Nevertheless, it must be said.

  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/20/2014 10:31:07 AM PDT · 222 of 270
    spirited irish to jjotto

    For example: Leftism as Psychopathy
    http://jonjayray.tripod.com/psycho.html

  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/20/2014 3:25:55 AM PDT · 218 of 270
    spirited irish to betty boop

    I very strongly doubt that my dear brother in Christ, TXnMA, would embrace any of these statements, these “assumptions

    Spirited: Either God spoke everything into existence in six instantaneous acts (days) of creation (Special Creation), meaning that Adam was a living soul/spirit embodied within physical matter (body) right from the start, or Adam is a myth, the meaning of which men of our age are at liberty to interpret according to their cosmic narratives.

    As soon as Special Creation is rejected in favor of cosmic narratives, evolutionary transformism over billions of years becomes necessary.

    When men reject what God Said in favor of their own interpretations, then God MUST BE MADE submissive to the laws of science. He must act according to the requirements of man’s science in the same way as apostate Kabbalist Jews “killed” God in order to take control of His Divine powers.

    Does TXnMA embrace the statements outlined in my post? Obviously he does, whether unwittingly or wittingly cannot be known by other people. However, our Lord knows our heart. He knows what is really there. We cannot fool Him.

    Ideas have consequences because our actual thinking takes place in what Francis Schaeffer calls the “thought-form” realm whence ‘unseen’ spirits are at all times. Fyodor Dostoevsky knew this to be true, which is why his penetrating analysis of Rennaissance/Enlightement ‘isms’ including the science of evolution revealed to him the face of the devil at the lowest substratum of meaning. While spirits cannot force the will of man to submit to them they know how to seduce wills to their ends.

    My purpose in this thread is not to argue and quibble with wills bent and determined on cosmic narratives, a fruitless exercise imo, but to deliver a message found in John 10:1-14.

  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/20/2014 2:54:09 AM PDT · 217 of 270
    spirited irish to jjotto

    “That you consider Madame Blavatsky a reliable source says far more about you than it does about the subject at hand.”

    Spirited: If one wants to know what Dialectical Materialism really means, and to gain understanding of its’ inconsistencies, fallacies of logic, et al, what better source than dialectical theoreticians themselves. The same is true of serial killers and occultists. It is your lack of understanding that is at fault.

  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/19/2014 4:23:34 AM PDT · 191 of 270
    spirited irish to TXnMA; Elsie; Wyrd bið ful aræd; Alamo-Girl; betty boop
    TXnMA's cosmic narrative rests on 3 pillar assumptions:

    1.That either God did not speak or we cannot know what He said. 2. Pragmatic reasoning which assumes that if something appears to work it is okay. 3. Evolutionary transformism of one kind of lower thing into another higher kind of thing over vast ages.

    Beginning with #3, evolutionary transformism is an ancient magic doctrine originating in Jewish Kabbalah and Hermetic magic. Jewish Kabbalah teaches the gradual condensation or evolutionary progression of a primal substance into visible matter. This is a fundamental,

    "... doctrine of the Cabala (and) is the ancient Semitic conception of the ‘primal ocean,’ known to the Babylonians as ‘Apsu’ and called by the Gnostics βύθος = (Anz, ‘Die Frage nach dem Ursprung des Gnostizismus,’ p. 98).

    Chaldean occult science and pagan Mystery Religion was embraced by apostate Jews during their captivity in Babylon and delivered to subsequent generations of initiates by word of mouth. According to Helena Blavatsky, these initiates of the Chaldean tradition in the centuries before Christ were known as Tanaim:

    "The kabalist is a student of ‘secret science’, one who interprets the hidden meaning of the Scriptures with the help of the symbolical Kabala… The Tanaim were the first kabalists among the Jews; they appeared at Jerusalem about the beginning of the third century before the Christian era… This secret doctrine is identical with the Persian wisdom, or ‘magic’.” (Ibid. p.167)

    Hermeticism is an ancient Egyptian secret magic tradition based on a set of fourteen books known collectively as the Corpus Hermeticum attributed to a mysterious figure known as Hermes Trismegistus. Implied in Hermeticism is an evolutionary process of magical transformism moving from one kind of lower thing to another kind of higher thing:

    "Human beings are themselves the product of a long spiritual evolutionary process that moves from 'creeping things' to fish, mammals, birds and then people. Humans can---through occult knowledge and extraordinary ability---continue this evolutionary process and become daemons, then gods, and finally planets or stars." (The Making of the New Spirituality: The Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition, James A. Herrick, p. 40)

    This is affirmed by G.H. Pember in his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages." In his book Pember thoroughly examines the explosion of spiritism, astrology, Mysteries, Buddhism, evolution/reincarnation and other occult traditions sweeping over Christendom. Pember writes that the Mysteries are no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the powerful occult brotherhood that emerged out of the Renaissance as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given,

    "...to the initiates of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists." (Pember, pp.243-244)

    With respect to #1, Kabbalist pagan Jews rejected the Authority and Revealed Word of God, especially the literal and historic aspects of the first three books of the Genesis account in favor of their own Mystery traditions.

    One of the primary tactics they employed is the same one employed by their modern evolutionary counterparts. It involves the reduction of the Genesis account, particularly the first three books, to allegory and myth, a ploy that eliminates the physical Adam from which all people descended and the sin that he transferred to the rest of the human race. This strikes directly at the heart of the Gospel: the need for the ‘last Adam’ to provide for us an escape from the wrath of God against sin incurred by the first Adam. In this way, not only is the work of Christ on the cross rendered superfluous, meaning the heart of the faith is ripped out, but God is made responsible for sin and evil. (1 Peter 3:18-22; 1 John 2:22)

    Long ago, the teachings of some of the early Church Fathers regarding the apostasy toward the end of the church age predicted the reappearance of this tactic. The fathers categorized it a Gnostic pagan heresy.

    In "Heresies 6.10" Hippolytus writes that the Gnostic pagan Simon Magus feigned faith and allegorized much of Scripture, especially Genesis, to support his evolutionary Hermetic and Gnostic occult pantheist teachings.

    Church Fathers Ireneaus, Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria reveal that Gnostic cult leader Marcion rejected the Old Testament, taught that the God of the Old Testament and his prophets are evil, made God the author of sin and removed all references that Christ was Creator (John 1:1)

    (Ireneaus, "Against Heresies 1.26, 5.1,"Tertullian "Against Marcion 2.17," Clement of Alexandria, "Against Heresies 4.29)

    More than 600 times the Bible says of itself that it is the VERY WORDS of God Himself (i.e., 2 Tim. 3:16) The Bible also says of itself that it cannot be changed or tampered with, see Mt. 5:18, 1 Pet. 1:25, Is. 40:8, Ps. 119:89; 12:6-7; 19:7-8; 11:7, Lk. 16:17.

    Two choices lie before us, each of them requiring an act of will: our own way, which leads us farther and farther away from Him, or His Way that takes us to Him.

  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/19/2014 4:14:45 AM PDT · 189 of 270
    spirited irish to TXnMA; Elsie; Wyrd bið ful aræd; Alamo-Girl; betty boop
    TXnMA's cosmic narrative rests on 3 pillar assumptions: 1.That either God did not speak or we cannot know what He said. 2. Pragmatic reasoning which assumes that if something appears to work it is okay. 3. Evolutionary transformism of one kind of lower thing into another higher kind of thing over vast ages. Beginning with #3, evolutionary transformism is an ancient magic doctrine originating in Jewish Kabbalah and Hermetic magic. Jewish Kabbalah teaches the gradual condensation or evolutionary progression of a primal substance into visible matter. This is a fundamental, "... doctrine of the Cabala (and) is the ancient Semitic conception of the ‘primal ocean,’ known to the Babylonians as ‘Apsu’ and called by the Gnostics βύθος = (Anz, ‘Die Frage nach dem Ursprung des Gnostizismus,’ p. 98). Chaldean occult science and pagan Mystery Religion was embraced by apostate Jews during their captivity in Babylon and delivered to subsequent generations of initiates by word of mouth. According to Helena Blavatsky, these initiates of the Chaldean tradition in the centuries before Christ were known as Tanaim: "The kabalist is a student of ‘secret science’, one who interprets the hidden meaning of the Scriptures with the help of the symbolical Kabala… The Tanaim were the first kabalists among the Jews; they appeared at Jerusalem about the beginning of the third century before the Christian era… This secret doctrine is identical with the Persian wisdom, or ‘magic’.” (Ibid. p.167) Hermeticism is an ancient Egyptian secret magic tradition based on a set of fourteen books known collectively as the Corpus Hermeticum attributed to a mysterious figure known as Hermes Trismegistus. Implied in Hermeticism is an evolutionary process of magical transformism moving from one kind of lower thing to another kind of higher thing: "Human beings are themselves the product of a long spiritual evolutionary process that moves from 'creeping things' to fish, mammals, birds and then people. Humans can---through occult knowledge and extraordinary ability---continue this evolutionary process and become daemons, then gods, and finally planets or stars." (The Making of the New Spirituality: The Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition, James A. Herrick, p. 40) This is affirmed by G.H. Pember in his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages." In his book Pember thoroughly examines the explosion of spiritism, astrology, Mysteries, Buddhism, evolution/reincarnation and other occult traditions sweeping over Christendom. Pember writes that the Mysteries are no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the powerful occult brotherhood that emerged out of the Renaissance as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given, "...to the initiates of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists." (Pember, pp.243-244) With respect to #1, Kabbalist pagan Jews rejected the Authority and Revealed Word of God, especially the literal and historic aspects of the first three books of the Genesis account in favor of their own traditions. One of the primary tactics they employed is the same one employed by their modern evolutionary counterparts. It involves the reduction of the Genesis account, particularly the first three books, to allegory and myth, a ploy that eliminates the physical Adam from which all people descended and the sin that he transferred to the rest of the human race. This strikes directly at the heart of the Gospel: the need for the ‘last Adam’ to provide for us an escape from the wrath of God against sin incurred by the first Adam. In this way, not only is the work of Christ on the cross rendered superfluous, meaning the heart of the faith is ripped out, but God is made responsible for sin and evil. (1 Peter 3:18-22; 1 John 2:22) Long ago, the teachings of some of the early Church Fathers regarding the apostasy toward the end of the church age predicted the reappearance of this tactic. The fathers categorized it a Gnostic pagan heresy. In "Heresies 6.10" Hippolytus writes that the Gnostic pagan Simon Magus feigned faith and allegorized much of Scripture, especially Genesis, to support his evolutionary Hermetic and Gnostic occult pantheist teachings. Church Fathers Ireneaus, Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria reveal that Gnostic cult leader Marcion rejected the Old Testament, taught that the God of the Old Testament and his prophets are evil, made God the author of sin and removed all references that Christ was Creator (John 1:1) (Ireneaus, "Against Heresies 1.26, 5.1,"Tertullian "Against Marcion 2.17," Clement of Alexandria, "Against Heresies 4.29) More than 600 times the Bible says of itself that it is the VERY WORDS of God Himself (i.e., 2 Tim. 3:16) The Bible also says of itself that it cannot be changed or tampered with, see Mt. 5:18, 1 Pet. 1:25, Is. 40:8, Ps. 119:89; 12:6-7; 19:7-8; 11:7, Lk. 16:17. Two choices lie before us: our own way, which leads us farther and farther away from Him, or His Way.
  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/19/2014 3:08:47 AM PDT · 188 of 270
    spirited irish to Mrs. Don-o; metmom

    “There’s a false dichotomy here. Nobody ever said God doesn’t bestow grace lavishly, as if He had some limitation and could only “parcel it out” to a “select few.”

    Spirited: Agreed. According to Church Father Athanasius, certain elements precede apostasy: a haughty spirit and a will given to rebellion and negation of the Authority and Word of our Lord.

    Given this propensity, it makes sense that our Lord would provide sacraments in memory of Himself and everything He has done from the beginning rather than in celebration of ‘human self’ and what ‘self’ believes it has a right to. Therefore, “remember Me when you do this,” said Jesus.

    From the beginning, men have been forgetting that everything belongs to God. His Grace therefore is not a ‘human right’ but His to give or not.

  • A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

    05/16/2014 10:38:31 AM PDT · 142 of 270
    spirited irish to YHAOS; metmom

    YHAOS: Liberals are trying to inflict their culture, which includes a monstrous perversion of Christianity, on Western Civilization Culture. And I must say they have been largely
    successful at the enterprise.

    Spirited: Permit me as well to suggest a slight correction. Rather than the opaque, nearly meaningless term ‘liberal’ why not say:

    Evil-minded natural men, ‘beast-men’ to early conservative intellectuals, are inflicting our culture with their disordered passions—pride, jealousy, covetousness, lust, envy—and resulting words and behaviors—insufferable self-righteousness, bullying, endemic lying, threats, slander, theft, perversion of youth, etc. Their success can be seen by the evil condition of our culture described by St. Augustine as libido dominandi.

  • The strange tension between theology and science

    05/01/2014 11:28:11 AM PDT · 80 of 80
    spirited irish to BrandtMichaels

    When evolutionists claim that science affirms transformation of one kind of lower thing over vast periods of time into another kind of higher thing, the questions that need asking are these: What kind of science affirms evolution and exactly what is evolution?

    The first question is answered by James Herrick,CS Lewis and the Catholic historian Dr. Thomas Molnar.

    In the impeccably researched, “The Making of the New Spirituality,” James Herrick observes that the scientific tradition in Renaissance Europe developed around three basic approaches: the organic, the mechanical and the magical. It was magical and/or occult science that provided the greatest impetus for scientific exploration. (p. 45)

    C.S. Lewis underscores this point in “The Abolition of Man:”

    “You will even find people who write about the sixteenth century as if Magic were a medieval survival and Science the new thing that came in to sweep it away. Those who have studied the period know better. There was very little magic in the Middle Ages: the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are the high noon of magic. The serious magical endeavour and the serious scientific endeavour are twins: one was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins. They were born of the same impulse. I allow that some (certainly not all) of the early scientists were actuated by a pure love of knowledge. But if we consider the temper of that age as a whole we can discern the impulse of which I speak.”

    In “God and the Knowledge of Reality,” the Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010), reveals the ‘temper of that age’ as a spirit of rebellion against the Christian God, and this is why occult science and evolutionary transformism provided the greatest impetus.

    During the Renaissance, certain Christian theologians, mystics and scholars such as Emanuel Swedenborg had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah. Then like Pico della Mirandola, they argued that occult hermetic science – the divine technology or Magic Way of reaching divine status and powers through ritual procedures (spiritual evolution) is the best proof of the divinity of Christ. In other words said Molnar,

    “.....by the time of the Renaissance the esoteric texts of the first centuries A.D. had acquired in scholarly and humanist circles an unparalleled prestige, confronting as equals the texts held sacred by the church. In Pico’s estimation, ‘nulla est scientia que nos magis certificet de divinitate Christ quam magia et Cabala’ (there is no science that would prove for us Christ’s divinity better than magic and the Cabala.)” (pp. 78-79)

    Hermetic magic and Jewish Kabbalah are ancient Mystery Religion traditions, as affirmed by G. H. Pember in his classic work, “Earth’s Earliest Ages.” Pember thoroughly examines the role of fallen angels in connection with the magic (occult transformism) they taught to pre-flood generations and compares them to the explosion of spiritism (open intercourse with evil spirits), astrology, the Mysteries and other occult traditions sweeping over Christendom.

    Pember writes that the Mysteries are no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the powerful occult brotherhood that emerged out of the Renaissance as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given,

    “...to the initiates of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists.” (Pember, pp.243-244)

    Both ancient Egyptian Hermetic magic and esoteric Cabala imply evolutionary transformism from lower kinds of things into higher kinds of things over vast periods of time. Cabala is directly traceable to Chaldea (Babylon).

    What this means is that evolutionary science is occult Hermetic-Cabala transformism traceable to Chaldean sorcery, Mysteries, etc. revised and revamped for modern Western appetites.

    Either the living Word Incarnate (John 1:1) spoke everything into existence in six spontaneous acts (days) of creation or everything came into existence as a result of evolutionary transformation of primordial matter over billions of years.

    If you affirm the former you’ll be accused of being unscientific, anti-evolution, and stupid but you’ll have a firm foundation for your inner person and eternal life unlike your accusers.

  • Occult Evolution: Antediluvian, Babylonian, and Modern Expressions

    05/01/2014 1:27:11 AM PDT · 6 of 6
    spirited irish to spirited irish

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  • Occult Evolution: Antediluvian, Babylonian, and Modern Expressions

    04/30/2014 5:23:49 AM PDT · 1 of 6
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  • Prayer request for freeper al baby (Update #77)

    04/25/2014 8:52:41 AM PDT · 4 of 101
    spirited irish to JRios1968

    Prayers sent! Please keep us informed.

  • A Late Lenten Meditation on the Reality of Spiritual Warfare

    04/11/2014 2:31:39 PM PDT · 8 of 10
    spirited irish to stonehouse01

    When people think of communism they generally picture jack boots and concentration camps. Communism however, was about men who hate the living God and blame Him for suffering and evil (particularly their own). In this sense, it’s about God and His image-bearer haters setting themselves up as god-men in an attempt at re-engineering the souls of men, acting as the voice of thought and conscience and completely destroying everything about Christian-based and ordered society.

    Toward the goal of re-engineered souls, Communists strove to re-engineer the two created sexes as well:

    “Soviet sexologists in the 1920s participated in the international movement for sexual reform…a pamphlet titled ‘The Sexual Revolution in Russia’…stated: Soviet legislation bases itself on the following principle: it declares the absolute non-interference of the State and society into sexual matters as long as nobody is injured, and no one’s interests are encroached upon. Concerning homosexuality, sodomy, and various other forms of sexual gratification, which are set down in European legislation as offenses against public morality-—Soviet legislation treats these the same as so-called “natural” intercourse.” (Soviet Union in the 1920s: Scientific, not Utopian, www.workers.org)

    In its earlier manifestation, the Soviet Union was a Sodom and Gomorrah. After Lenin’s death, Stalin seized control and abruptly recriminalized sodomy, gender-bending, etc. in an attempt at preventing the total implosion of society and economy.

    In many ways, America is the ‘new’ Soviet Union.

  • Homofascist Tyranny

    04/11/2014 2:09:19 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    spirited irish to YHAOS

    The ‘homofascist’ is a wicked person whose conscience is depraved, and this is one of the most evil and destructive forces in any society. In his Commentary on Psalm 33/2, 8, St. Augustine notes that a depraved conscience is the miserable condition of all whose pride makes them refuse to face their own conscience lest they be overwhelmed by the wickedness they find there. (Day by Day with Saint Augustine, Donald X. Burt, p. 107)

    In this light the homofascist is revealed as a self-righteous hypocrite, a malignant narcissist, a pathological liar who refuses to tolerate the knowledge of his or her own weaknesses, failings, and sinfulness, thus is constantly engaged in sweeping the evidence of his own remarkably consistent sins under the rug of his own depraved conscience in order to preserve his carefully constructed public image. But while he refuses to see his own wickedness he clearly sees and constantly remarks upon and salaciously gossips about the weaknesses and failings of other people, especially those whom he resents, in this case, straight males and females.

    Ultimately, the homofascists’ depraved conscience is the result of a strong will determined to have its’ own way, thus St. Augustine points to a wicked will as the cause of all evil and suffering. This is because the unholy companions of the wicked will are pride, covetousness, envy and lust for power over other people.

    In contrast to the Beast, the more humble in spirit, some of whom may suffer from lesbian and homosexual attractions, are people who do not see themselves as righteous, who question their own motives and who search their own conscience and repent of their sins. Unpleasant and even painful though it may be, their sense of personal sin is precisely that which keeps their sin from getting out of hand. Hence it is a great blessing because it is a safeguard against the human proclivity for evil.

    Over and against the humble in spirit, the willfulness of the wicked will is extraordinary and always accompanied by a lust for power, thus narcissists are more likely than most to gravitate to positions of power and influence.

    When narcissism is so hardened that the capacity for empathy is lost, the narcissist has descended into malignant narcissism. Malignant narcissism negates restraints that result from empathy with and for our fellow human beings. This motivates malignant narcissists (i.e., homofascists, WH occupants, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler) to not just dehumanize and scapegoat other people but to spiritually and physically crucify them….to murder them:

    “Before exterminating his enemies, Stalin had them displayed in public in a show trial. Lenin had introduced this strategy in 1922...Stalin merely improved on the formula and made it a permanent feature of his apparatus of repression...” (The Black Book of Communism, p. 746)

  • A Late Lenten Meditation on the Reality of Spiritual Warfare

    04/11/2014 3:36:23 AM PDT · 2 of 10
    spirited irish to markomalley

    Looking forward to our own time, the great theologian Vladimir Soloviev describes the two main elements of the humanist religion of Antichrist as self-affirmation and self-salvation. Men will be liberated from sin, Hell and hurtful divisions (i.e., goats and tares). The hope of eternal Paradise will no longer be necessary as Antichrist fulfills the communist ideal: a sinner’s paradise right here on earth. Jesus Christ divided men; Antichrist will reconcile all opposites.

  • Theologian: Christian Leaders Fooled by Noah Film as biblical

    04/01/2014 3:49:43 PM PDT · 7 of 24
    spirited irish to GreyFriar

    Kabbalah, Gnosticism, Buddhism, reincarnation/evolution entered Christendom around the time of the Renaissance. Along with Pico della Mirandola, Ferdinand Baur and other disgruntled Renaissance theologians, mystics and intellectuals, Emanuel Swedenborg was a practitioner of the Magic Way (occult sciences) of Hermetic magic and esoteric Kabbalah.

    Occult sciences include, but are not limited to, spiritualism (contact with spirits), alchemy, astrology, divination, Hermeticism and Kabbalah.

    Implied in Hermeticism is an inverted exegesis teaching biological and spiritual evolution of the adept from lower to higher states of existence:

    “Human beings are themselves the product of a long spiritual evolutionary process that moves from ‘creeping things’ to fish, mammels, birds and then people. Humans can-—through occult knowledge and extraordinary ability-—continue this evolutionary process and become daemons, then gods, and finally planets or stars.” (The Making of the New spirituality, James A. Herrick, p. 40)

    Kabbalah inverts the Genesis account of creation as well as the Revealed Word relationship of created man to His Creator rendering human beings virtually divine. As activation of the divine powers of God is the goal, elite men create a God-force for this purpose. The limited God-force can only direct evolution and is entirely dependent on its handlers who control and manage divine powers and teach that human beings are not created but rather emanated (evolved) from God. Kabbalah suggests that elites may destroy the God of the Old Testament, the God “who created us, made us breathe, eat, reproduce...write books; who is responsible for our historical existence” as he is a “blind, arrogant, and merciless” God, a vile God who created space and time. (Herrick, pp. 41-42)

    Though introduced by Swedenborg, et al, The Magic Way of intellectual and moral evolution (deification) was made possible by later inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution. The Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010) writes that travelers on this highway were characteristically recruited from theology. Some of these inventers are,

    “Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others…” (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

    The evolutionary thinking that has swept the West and America, virtually displacing the Revealed Word (in particular the Genesis account), was introduced by Swedenborg, et al. It is not new, nor scientific except in the sense of occult/magic science.

  • Looking for your insights on this passage: Who ARE the six men?

    03/30/2014 2:48:03 PM PDT · 60 of 71
    spirited irish to daniel1212; DaveMSmith; redleghunter; Alamo-Girl; imardmd1; aMorePerfectUnion

    Along with Pico della Mirandola, Ferdinand Baur and other disgruntled Renaissance theologians, mystics and intellectuals, Swedenborg was a practitioner of the Magic Way (occult sciences) of Hermetic magic and esoteric Kabbalah.

    Occult sciences include, but are not limited to, spiritualism (contact with spirits), alchemy, astrology, divination, Hermeticism and Kabbalah.

    Implied in Hermeticism is an inverted exegesis teaching biological and spiritual evolution of the adept from lower to higher states of existence:

    “Human beings are themselves the product of a long spiritual evolutionary process that moves from ‘creeping things’ to fish, mammels, birds and then people. Humans can-—through occult knowledge and extraordinary ability-—continue this evolutionary process and become daemons, then gods, and finally planets or stars.” (The Making of the New spirituality, James A. Herrick, p. 40)

    Kabbalah inverts the Genesis account of creation as well as the Revealed Word relationship of created man to His Creator rendering human beings virtually divine. As activation of the divine powers of God is the goal, elite men create a God-force for this purpose. The limited God-force can only direct evolution and is entirely dependent on its handlers who control and manage divine powers and teach that human beings are not created but rather emanated (evolved) from God. Kabbalah suggests that elites may destroy the God of the Old Testament, the God “who created us, made us breathe, eat, reproduce...write books; who is responsible for our historical existence” as he is a “blind, arrogant, and merciless” God, a vile God who created space and time. (Herrick, pp. 41-42)

    Though introduced by Swedenborg, et al, The Magic Way of intellectual and moral evolution (deification) was made possible by later inventers of theories of spiritual/cosmic evolution. The Catholic philosopher and historian, Thomas Molnar (1921–2010) writes that travelers on this highway were characteristically recruited from theology. Some of these inventers are,

    “Bergson, Laberthonniere, Le Roy, Blondel, Bloch, Teilhard de Chardin, Heidegger, Bultmann, Karl Rahner, and numerous others…” (God and the Knowledge of Reality, p. 133)

    The evolutionary thinking that has swept the West and America, virtually displacing the Revealed Word (in particular the Genesis account), was introduced by Swedenborg, et al, is not new, nor scientific except in the sense of occult/magic science.

  • Looking for your insights on this passage: Who ARE the six men?

    03/29/2014 11:50:49 AM PDT · 52 of 71
    spirited irish to Alamo-Girl

    Ezekiel 9 is a continuation of Ezekiel’s vision. Here he sees executioners as issuing from God to do their work of judgment. Possibly there may be an allusive reference to the Chaldeans as the actual human instruments of judgment.

    The Biblical explanation of the end of societies uses the concept of judgment. Either a society is collectively submitted to the Will and Authority of God or it is in rebellion against Him. The book of Ezekiel portrays Israel as having become an evil nation fully deserving the judgment about to be meted out by God.

    Israels rebellion against God was accompanied by a turning to ‘self’ and idols. Idolatry in its larger meaning is properly understood as any substitution of what is ‘created’ for the Creator. In this sense, idols can be anything from ‘self’ to wealth, power, status, ambition, intellect (pride of mind), the state, and political systems to unseen forces, things of the imagination and elitist occult sciences such as Hermeticism and esoteric Kabbalah.

    In John 5, Jesus Christ addresses those who have elevated ‘self’ and idols (other teachings?)above the writings of Moses, thus are unable to believe him:

    “Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:45-47

    Whatever a man places at the top of his pyramid of values is ultimately what he serves. The ultimacy of that service profoundly affects how he thinks, speaks and acts. When the society around him also turns away from God to ‘self’ and idols, it is an idolatrous society heading for judgment and destruction, hence the six men of Ezekiel’s vision.

  • Whether You Believe in ‘big bang’ theory or creationism, you’ll want to read this…

    03/20/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT · 100 of 102
    spirited irish to afsnco

    The thought that the most (stupendously complex) “simple” single-celled organism could spring to life when its chemical parts are mixed together is laughable.

    Spirited: Yes, it is laughable. In fact the notion that life will eventually arise from the transmutation of dead things (chemicals) belongs to alchemy and Hermetic magic, two main elements of the ancient royal occult science of gnostic magicians.

    CS Lewis understood that modern science and occult science are twins. For an all too brief period of time modern science was a search for how things really work. But for quite a long time now it’s been sliding back into its’ old ways. The Big Bang (Orphic Cosmic Egg) for instance, is an ancient pagan motif bespeaking an inexplicable cosmic explosion that unleashes the forces of chaos responsible for evil and suffering. In this way of thinking, man is not fallen, the material world is.

  • The Anti-Empirical Left

    03/15/2014 7:50:02 AM PDT · 83 of 105
    spirited irish to betty boop
    betty: "When it comes to God, theology, and religion, Sagan (like Richard Dawkins) is a complete ignoramus. Why do you take him seriously? He is a "know-nothing." " Spirited: Sagan, Dawkins Lewontin, et al ought to be taken seriously because they take evolutionary thinking to its logical conclusion: there is no God, no heaven, no hell. Go to the website of the Unitarian pastor Michael Dowd, the self-described evangelist of evolution. Like Sagan, in following the inner logic of evolutionary thinking he has fallen completely away from God. Dowd and Sagan are but two examples of increasing numbers of people who have followed the yellow brick road of evolution into the abyss.

    The dangers of evolutionary thinking (scientism) are captured by GK Chesterton. The problem with modernity, said Chesterton, is the program and attitude of scientism, a "serpent...as slippery as an eel," a "demon...as elusive as an elf," an "evil and elusive creature." (The Restitution of Man, Michael D. Aeschliman, p. 43)

    Strong words, but entirely applicable given the attitude of intolerance toward special creation that eventually overtakes the minds of many evolutionists. Consider the following:

    1.In Kirktonholme primary school, East Kilbride, Scotland, Headteacher Alexandra MacKenzie and her deputy Elizabeth Mockus were redeployed to backroom duties while an investigation was to be carried out. A number of parents had complained about two books which had been handed out to their children during a school assembly. One answered the question ‘How you know God is real?’, and the other was titled ‘Exposing the myth of evolution’.

    2.A parent and also a Member of the Scottish Parliament have called for an investigation, after a physics teacher, Leonard Rogers, during a discussion on the big bang with his class at a school in Midlothian, informed them that evolution was not proven. Apparently, he also told the class that he was a Christian with strong creationist beliefs.

    3.As a result of the first two news stories, the Scottish Secular Society called for the ban of creationism in science classes in Scottish schools. While they acknowledged that they had no issue with pupils understanding that not everyone accepts evolution, they stated that the only place that creationism had in Scottish schools was “within a discussion context in religious and moral education classes”.

    4.Professor Alice Roberts, in an interview with the Times Education Supplement (London), has called for new laws in the UK to extend the ban of teaching creationism beyond state-run schools to all independent schools, which would include privately run Christian schools.10 (The attack on biblical creation in UK schools continues, Phil Robinson, creation.com)

    The vicious name-calling, increasing intolerance toward and censorship of special creation and of all who profess and teach it should raise the eyebrows of any rational thinking person. If the evidence for evolution really is so overwhelming why the anger, name-calling, ridicule, scorn, and intolerance? Why can no challenges be discussed?

    betty: you are conflating cosmology and Darwinian myth

    Spirited: Not at all. The point I've been making over and over is that evolution is the antithesis of special creation. It -IS- an alternative cosmogony. So what is evolution, whether the Enuma Elish, Darwinian, Teilhard's conception, Michael Dowd's, or Hugh Ross's idea? Answer: the universal life force (aka, the Force, Zoe, Kundalini, serpent power, seething energy of Lucifer, etc) that can be actualized within man because man is "one with" the One Substance that mechanically emanates everything in existence like waves form across an ocean.

    The universal life force connects everything with the One Substance. Orwell's Big Brother had actualized the universal force, hence he had power over matter and claimed that reality existed within his skull.

    Now when Hugh Ross claims that God is the director of evolution, in his arrogant presumption he has taken it upon himself to make God the director, for example, of Greek hylozoism (hyle=nature/cosmos, zoe=universal life force)or of the serpent power of Kundalini or of the serpent power of the Egyptian Orphites (snake worshippers). At the very least this is blasphemy.

    betty: you are imputing much nastiness to Hugh Ross — arrogance, malfeasance, the inversion/falsification of actual Reality. Why???

    Spirited: Dr. Jonathan Sarfati is a Messianic Jew; a chess-master with a PhD in chemistry. In his younger years he professed no religious beliefs but today he writes for Creation Ministries International, a Christian Apologetics ministry. His book, "Refuting Compromise: A Biblical and Scientific Refutation of 'Progressive Creationism' (Billions of Years) as Popularized by Astronomer Hugh Ross" clearly and unconditionally demonstrates the serious biblical and scientific problems in the teachings of Hugh Ross, the Big Bang and the canon of supporting theories attendant upon it.

    Over and over again, Sarfati shows that Ross subtly wrests the plain meaning and intent of the early Church Fathers so as to make what they actually said agreeable with what Ross wants his followers to accept. Throughout his book, though Sarfati is gracious toward Ross, he nevertheless unflinchingly reveals the abundance of inconsistencies, illogic, wresting of truth, and other problems with Ross's teachings.

    Darwin's theory is certainly a Satanic doctrine. But so are all evolutionary programs.

  • The Anti-Empirical Left

    03/14/2014 2:14:29 PM PDT · 79 of 105
    spirited irish to betty boop
    Yes, God does indeed detest idolatry. From the days of Noah up through to our own the common ground of idolatry has been worship of elements, particles, and energies. In "Against the Heathen," early Church Father Athanasius reveals that pride and haughtiness preceded pre-flood man's fall into idolatry and naturalism. A haughty spirit led them to make light of higher things, and deliberately disregarding what they knew to be true they began to seek in preference things in the lower or natural dimension. Thus they fell into worship of self, sexual pleasures and acquisition of status and things to the living God and higher things.

    The truth as to evil said Athanasius,

    "....is that it originates, and resides, in the perverted choice of the darkened soul" which, "materialized by forgetting God" and engrossed in lower things, "makes them into gods," and thereby "descends into a hopeless depth of delusion and superstition," whereby "they ceased to think that anything existed beyond what is seen, or that anything was good save things temporal and bodily; so turning away and forgetting that she was in the image of the good God, she no longer... sees God the Word after whose likeness she is made; but having departed from herself, imagines and feigns what is not (and then) advancing further in evil, they came to celebrate as gods the elements and the principles of which bodies are composed...." (Against the Heathen, New Advent)

    Having descended into delusion and superstition they imagined they imagined that "all that exists" is a creative energy into which they could plug so as to spiritually evolve into gods upon the death of their bodies.

    After the flood the Egyptians' self-created Sun-God Ra relates how he created himself, meaning spiritually evolved over vast ages from out of Nu — primordial matter:

    "I came into being from primordial matter...I made all the forms under which I appeared by means of (or out of) the god-soul which I raised up out of Nu (i.e., the primeval abyss of water.) (The Long War Against God, Dr. Henry Morris, p. 243)

    The pre-flood people that God washed away in the flood were evolutionary naturalists. They believed in spiritual evolution over vast ages.

    According to New Age historians, the important elements of Mystery Religion Atlantis were preserved on the plains of Shinar after the flood. It was Ham, worshipped by the Greeks as Chronus, who received these elements telepathically. He in turn instructed his sons and their sons.

    What has been written by me on this thread is not meant to offend, even though it obviously has. It is not in me to stand aside mutely, saying nothing when another person is heading the wrong way.

    The passages below from a Kolbe Center essay entitled, “Christ the Exemplar Cause of Creation, Eliminates the Possibility of Evolution,” are an eloquent statement of where I stand unreservedly and where, if at all in my power, where I pray others will stand as well even in the face of scorn, ridicule, and rejection:

    “Creation is, as it were, a book. Every creature is a sentence or a word in this book. The Author and Publisher is the Triune God. It is the task of human and angelic intelligence to read God’s thoughts from this book and co-operate with Him. The theme, the dominant idea that runs through each sentence—even each word—is the Word made Flesh, the Incarnate Word of God, Jesus Christ, because this Word says everything. This is why the Archangel says to Blessed Mary at the Incarnation, “No word will be impossible for God.” Evolution is not a word. It cannot be found in this book or in its theme. It is a fable (cf. 2Tim 4:4), a “strange doctrine” of which St. Paul warned us against so long ago.

    Chardin made the bold claim that evolution “is a general condition to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must bow and which they must satisfy henceforth if they are to be thinkable and true.” This is patently false since no evolution is possible in Christ. Rather, his description of evolution’s supreme place fits the Christ, the Word, Truth Incarnate. It is to Him and His name that we must bow. It is “through Him and with Him and in Him” alone that all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must submit and satisfy if they are to be thinkable and true.

    The true Book of Creation, Christ, predicted Chardin’s ideas in the lives of the Israelites making their way through in the desert of Sinai. King David relates in Psalm 105: “They made a calf in Horeb: and they adored the graven thing. … they changed their glory into the likeness of a calf that eateth grass…” (19-20). In making and worshipping the golden calf, these Israelites radically departed from the theme of creation’s book, the Word made flesh, by trying to write, as it were, “we are made in the image of beasts…because we came from the beasts; and we are, therefore, like the beasts. There is some equality between us.” We know the outcome. They proceeded to act like beasts, became beastly, and were destroyed.”

    http://www.kolbecenter.org/christ-the-exemplar-cause-of-creation-eliminates-the-possibility-of-evolution/

  • The Anti-Empirical Left

    03/14/2014 12:38:14 PM PDT · 77 of 105
    spirited irish to CharlesOConnell

    Since you say there is no defense for Teilhard, it ought to follow logically that there is no defense for the long ages, Darwinism, evolutionary biology, alchemy, Hermeticism, spiritualized matter, and cosmic evolution espoused by him as well. All of it is as the Kolbe Center rightly noted, “strange doctrine.”

  • The Anti-Empirical Left

    03/14/2014 11:20:19 AM PDT · 75 of 105
    spirited irish to CharlesOConnell

    From the site you quoted at length:

    “Concerning biological evolution, the Church does not have an official position on whether various life forms developed over the course of time. However, it says that, if they did develop, then they did so under the impetus and guidance of God, and their ultimate creation must be ascribed to him.

    Concerning human evolution, the Church has a more definite teaching. It allows for the possibility that man’s body developed from previous biological forms, under God’s guidance, but it insists on the special creation of his soul. Pope Pius XII declared that “the teaching authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions . . . take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter—[but] the...”

    Unfortunately, the Catholic Church has been compromised by evolutionary thinking since Vatican II. The infamous heretic, Teilhard de Chardin was allowed to desecrate the Catholic Church with his quasi-Hindu pantheist evolutionary system.

    Rather than the obviously compromised, fence-straddling site you authoritatively quoted, please visit the Catholic Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation. Below are some passages from a Kolbe Center essay entitled, “Christ the Exemplar Cause of Creation, Eliminates the Possibility of Evolution,”

    “Creation is, as it were, a book. Every creature is a sentence or a word in this book. The Author and Publisher is the Triune God. It is the task of human and angelic intelligence to read God’s thoughts from this book and co-operate with Him. The theme, the dominant idea that runs through each sentence—even each word—is the Word made Flesh, the Incarnate Word of God, Jesus Christ, because this Word says everything. This is why the Archangel says to Blessed Mary at the Incarnation, “No word will be impossible for God.” Evolution is not a word. It cannot be found in this book or in its theme. It is a fable (cf. 2Tim 4:4), a “strange doctrine” of which St. Paul warned us against so long ago.

    Chardin made the bold claim that evolution “is a general condition to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must bow and which they must satisfy henceforth if they are to be thinkable and true.” This is patently false since no evolution is possible in Christ. Rather, his description of evolution’s supreme place fits the Christ, the Word, Truth Incarnate. It is to Him and His name that we must bow. It is “through Him and with Him and in Him” alone that all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must submit and satisfy if they are to be thinkable and true.

    The true Book of Creation, Christ, predicted Chardin’s ideas in the lives of the Israelites making their way through in the desert of Sinai. King David relates in Psalm 105: “They made a calf in Horeb: and they adored the graven thing. … they changed their glory into the likeness of a calf that eateth grass…” (19-20). In making and worshipping the golden calf, these Israelites radically departed from the theme of creation’s book, the Word made flesh, by trying to write, as it were, “we are made in the image of beasts…because we came from the beasts; and we are, therefore, like the beasts. There is some equality between us.” We know the outcome. They proceeded to act like beasts, became beastly, and were destroyed.”

    http://www.kolbecenter.org/christ-the-exemplar-cause-of-creation-eliminates-the-possibility-of-evolution/

  • The Anti-Empirical Left

    03/14/2014 9:18:05 AM PDT · 71 of 105
    spirited irish to TXnMA; betty boop
    The default position of all evolutionary cosmogonies, past and present, is materialism. Dig into any evolutionary cosmogony, from the very ancient Sumerian Enuma Elish to Hinduism's Brahman (Void) to Darwin's materialist system, Karl Marx's Dialectical Materialism, Teilhard's Omega, Joseph Smith's evolutionary cosmogony, and Hugh Ross's God-ignited Big Bang, there at bottom you'll find materialism.

    Now either God spoke and revealed Himself to man in Jesus Christ or He didn't. If He did then we know that He spoke creation into existence in six days. All of the early Church Fathers who wrote on Genesis expounded the literal six day creation. For instance, St. Cyril of Alexandria argued that higher theological, spiritual meaning is founded upon humble, simple faith in the literal and historic meaning of Genesis and one cannot apprehend rightly the Scriptures without believing in the historical reality of the events and people they describe. (Genesis, Creation, and Early Man, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 40)

    In the integral worldview teachings of the Fathers, neither the literal nor historical meaning of the Revelations of the pre-incarnate Jesus, the Angel who spoke to Moses, can be regarded as expendable. There are at least four critically important reasons why. First, to wrest and distort Genesis so as to conform it to Big Bang and other secular scientific assumptions is to contradict and usurp the authority of God, ultimately deny the deity of Jesus Christ; twist, distort, add to and subtract from the entire Bible and finally, to imperil the salvation of believers.

    It matters not that Hugh Ross arrogantly appropriates God as the igniter of his Big Bang system or not because the consequences remain the same. By consequences, I mean application of Big Bang and old earth assumptions to the Bible results in an upside-down exegesis consisting of an abundance of inconsistencies that imperil the salvation of believers.

    Hugh Ross's inverted creation account is in the claim of a six day creation that occurred at the end of billions of years of evolutionary process. Logically, this means that billions of creatures lived and died long before man arrived on the scene, making the Word (John 1:1), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the cause of death and suffering rather than the fall of Adam. By making the fossil record the measure of a sequence of long ages, God becomes the cause of death and suffering because the history of life appears to be a record of ineptitude, extinctions and constant brutality for billions of years. In the words of the atheist astronomer and evolution promoter Carl Sagan (1934-1996), if God,

    "....is omnipotent and omniscient, why didn't he start the universe out in the first place so it would come out the way he wants? Why is he constantly repairing and complaining? No, there's one thing the Bible makes clear: The biblical God is a sloppy manufacturer. He's not good at design, he's not good at execution. He'd be out of business if there was any competition." (Refuting Compromise, Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D., F.M., p. 220)

    The Big Bang, old earth view also leads to a philosophy of moral relativism because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are we going to become something else–maybe divine supermen, god-men, super robots or cosmic beings—but nothing can be said about transgender, ‘gay,’ and lesbianism since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter generated by the inexplicable explosion of a Cosmic Egg which may or may not involve a stumbling God shaped and molded by theologians who require Him to ignite the Big Bang.

    With regard to soul/spirit, if life arose from chemicals/matter and then billions of years later man evolved from lower life-forms, then his rational nature, his soul, differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts. Like beasts, man is not a person but a creature of the earth. Like them he has no spirit—free will, higher mental faculties, and conscience. He is a fleshy androgynous robot or hominid whose brain is organized by the genome and the genome shaped by natural selection.

    Dr. Sarfati argues that denial of the literal and historic meaning of Genesis (young earth view) is foundationally the result of 'imposing outside ideas upon the Bible.' Thus, it has 'baneful consequences which don't just stop with Genesis,' but adversely affect many areas. The atheist Frank Zindler enthusiastically agrees:

    "The most devastating thing that biology did to Christianity was the discovery of biological evolution. Now that we know that Adam and Eve never were real people the central myth of Christianity is destroyed. If there never was an Adam and Eve, there never was an original sin. If there never was an original sin there is no need of salvation. If there is no need of salvation there is no need of a savior. And I submit that puts Jesus...into the ranks of the unemployed. I think evolution absolutely is the death knell of Christianity." ("Atheism vs. Christianity," 1996, Lita Cosner, creation.com, June 13, 2013)

    Westernized evolutionary cosmogonies emerged out of the Renaissance when certain Christian theologians, scientists and scholars rediscovered occult science in the form of Hermeticism and esoteric Cabbala. Then like Pico della Mirandola they claimed the only way to understand and interpret Scripture was through the lens of occult science. When much later Darwin published his theory, highly placed occult-elite Westerners jumped on it and promoted it to the public as science, not because they accepted it, they did not, dialectical theorists for example contemptuously labeled Darwin's theory "vulgar." Darwin's vulgar theory was promoted because occultists and like-minded people required a vehicle for the negation and destruction of the six day account of creation.

    Westernized evolutionary cosmogonies posit an inverted exegesis causing men who embrace them to think upside-down. Frank Baumer agrees. He observes that evolution has,

    "....persuaded people to think of everything in nature as the fruit of a gradual growth rather than an original creation." The sweeping acceptance of evolutionary thinking means that it is "now difficult if not impossible for an educated man to conceive of a primitive revelation such as traditional Christianity taught, or even of an original natural religion from which men had declined." This difficulty arises because "in an evolving world, perfection obviously lay, not in the past, but in the future." (Religion and Rise of Skepticism, p. 147)

  • The Anti-Empirical Left

    03/12/2014 8:58:31 AM PDT · 60 of 105
    spirited irish to betty boop; TXnMA; Alamo-Girl; xzins; rktman; P-Marlowe; MHGinTN; Heartlander
    Many people today believe that modern science has proven the earth to be billions of years old, and that every living thing descended from a single cell which itself is the result of chance combination of chemicals. Most believe that matter resulted from the Big Bang. Certain Christians, like Hugh Ross, teach that God is both the energizing force behind the Big Bang and the director of evolutionary process.

    Against this way of thinking, the Word of God authoritatively teaches a six day creation, which today is vastly unpopular with most people.

    Of the early Church Fathers who wrote on Genesis, all but Augustine who erred by teaching instantaneous creation, affirmed a literal, historic six day account of creation.

    It's important that we understand that these men weren't primitive, unscientific goat-herders but rather came from backgrounds of evolutionary pantheism and pagan animism thus were intimately familiar with much of what passes for modern science: Big Bang and Steady State theories, vast ages, the doctrine of emanation and evolution (the universal life force).

    Long before Darwin, Greek nature philosophers (600–100BC) were teaching primitive evolutionary conceptions, abiogenesis, natural selection, transmigration, reincarnation and vast ages together with many other modern assumptions. The fragments of Anaximander (c. 610–546 BC) show that he taught that ‘humans originally resembled another type of animal, namely fish’ while Democritus (c.460–370BC) taught that primitive people began to speak with ‘confused’ and ‘unintelligible’ sounds but ‘gradually they articulated words.’

    The Greek Atomist Epicurus (341–270BC), the father of contemporary materialism and many of its’ modern assumptions, taught that there was no need of a God or gods, for the Universe came about by a chance movement of atoms. (Evolution: An Ancient Pagan Idea, Paul James Griffith, creation.com)

    Darwinism affirms the claim made by Epicurus that living beings created themselves.

    With respect to long ages, Plato and many other Greek philosophers taught that the present Universe came about millions of years ago. Writing in the fourth century AD, Lactantius said:

    “Plato and many others of the philosophers, since they were ignorant of the origin of all things, and of that primal period at which the world was made, said that many thousands of ages had passed since this beautiful arrangement of the world was completed … .“ (ibid)

    After the Greeks, the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder (AD23–79) said we are so subject to chance,

    “….that Chance herself takes the place of God; she proves that God is uncertain.” (ibid)

    Greek and Roman philosophers received these ideas from ancient Sumerians (Babylonians), Egyptians and Hindus, whose nature philosophies extended back centuries before Greek and Roman civilization. For example, one Hindu belief was that Brahman (the Void or Universe) spontaneously generated itself (the modern theory of abiogenesis) as something like a seed or singularity about 4.3 billion years ago and then evolved under its’ own power by which it expanded and formed all that exists:

    “These Hindus believed in an eternal Universe that had cycles of rebirth, destruction and dormancy, known as ‘kalpas’, rather like oscilla­ting big bang theories. We also read in the Hindu Bhagavad Gita that the god Krishna says, ‘I am the source from which all creatures evolve.” (ibid, Griffith)

    In India the doctrine of evolution/reincarnation/karma was thoroughly established from ancient times. It was expounded first in the Upanishads (c. 1000 BC - AD 4), the philosophical-mystic texts held to be the essence of the Vedas.

    The idea that the soul reincarnates is intricately linked to karma, the idea that jiva-atmas (souls) pass from one plane of existence to another and carry with them samskaras (impressions) from former states of being. These karmic impressions on the soul are taken to the next life and result in a causally-determined state of being. In some schools of Hinduism liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth (samsara), is considered the ultimate goal of earthly existence. This is known as Moksha in Hinduism or nirvana in Buddhism. Other traditions assert that liberation from samsara is merely the beginning of real spiritual life and beyond nirvana, activities continue, but are no longer of a worldly nature. Both sides agree on the phenomenon of evolution/reincarnation.

    Paul, representing six day special creation, contended against Greek Atomists and Stoics, representatives of Cosmic Egg theories (Big Bang), vast ages, universal life force, void, atoms, evolution, etc. And of course they mocked, ridiculed, and derided him unmercifully.

    The framework behind this very ancient way of thinking is naturalism: things made themselves. Naturalism is like a leopard. Its' spots cannot be changed even by modern Christians who espouse the Big Bang, billions of years, unfolding processes, etc.

    When Peter prophesied about the "scoffers" in "the last days" who claim that "everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation" (2 Peter 3:4) he is speaking of modern people who willingly reject six day, special creation in preference of ancient ways of thinking revised and revamped for our own age.

    If God is really Who He said He is, if He is the God Who revealed Himself to man through Jesus Christ, then He can call everything into existence in six literal days, bring about a virgin birth, resurrect Himself from death, ascend unto Heaven, for all of these things are very simple matters.

    The real issue behind objections to special creation is what kind of God one believes in. There is an amazing inconsistency to allow that He created in six days that occur at the end of billions of years of evolutionary process. This means that possibly millions of creatures lived and died long before man arrived on the scene, making God the author of death rather than the fall, the sin of Adam.

    If God cannot call or sing creation into existence in six literal days then He is not much of a God.

    "n the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God.…" John 1:1

    Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum is a messianic Jew and one of the foremost authorities on the nation of Israel, Judaism and Messianic prophecies. In his study of what is known theologically as Messianic Christology Fruchtenbaum surveys all of the messianic prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures which were fulfilled at the First Coming of Messiah. In Appendix 10 he summarizes all messianic prophecies which have been studied. A few of them are:

    Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

    He would be human: Gen. 3:15

    He would be both God and man (Messiah is Jehovah): Gen. 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Micah 5:2; Zechariah 12:10 & 13:7; Psalm 80:17;1 Chronicles 17:10-14

    He would remove the curse due to Adam's fall Gen. 5:21-29

    He would be the son of God Psalm 2:7-12

    He would be full of the Holy Spirit Isaiah 11:1-2; 42:1-4; 61:1-28

    He would appear before 70 A.D. Gen. 49:10; Isaiah 7:14, 8:9-10, 9:6-7; Zechariah 11:1-17; 1 Chronicles 17:10-14; Daniel 9:24-27

    He would be rejected at first Isaiah 49:1-3, 52:13-53:12; Zechariah 11:1-17, 12:10; Psalms 22 & 110:1-7

    He would only be accepted by a small believing remnant of people Zechariah 11:1-7

    The Word is all powerful. Calling creation into existence in six literal days is a simple matter for Him.

    toric 6 day creation. It's important that we understand that these men weren't primitive, unscientific goat-herders but rather came from backgrounds of evolutionary pantheism and pagan animism thus were intimately familiar with much of what passes for modern science Many people today believe that modern science has proven the earth to be billions of years old, and that every living thing descended from a single cell which itself is the result of chance combination of chemicals.

  • German Homeschoolers, Romeike Family, Will Not Be Deported, DHS Says

    03/05/2014 4:33:20 PM PST · 24 of 36
    spirited irish to TXnMA
    My head won't explode :-) Besides, rule #5, p. 2, paragraph 3, section 1A expressly states: Exploding heads are to be kept leashed at all times. Humor aside, my stance is with Tolkien and CS Lewis.

    Tolkien was a very strong Christian and in his wonderfully written "Silmarillion," the Old Testament to the New Testament of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the opening chapters parallel the first book of Genesis creation ex nihilo.

    In Tolkien's universe Illuvatar is the personal Divine Creator who sings the universe into existence from nothing. Here is the opening paragraph:

    "There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Illuvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before aught else was made. And he spoke to them, propounding to them themes of music; and they sang before him, and he was glad...."

    The themes of music became the world's creation. Illuvatar transformed the music into material reality.

    As you probably know, Lewis credits Tolkien among others, with bringing him to Jesus Christ. During the years of his walk Lewis rethought everything he previously held as true. By the time he wrote the Narnia Chronicles Lewis embraced the literal and historical elements of Scripture beginning with Genesis. In the second book of the Chronicles, "The Magician's Nephew," Lewis beautifully illustrates the creation of Narnia from nothing as Aslan, his Christ figure, sings it into existence. As Aslan sings, all life forms arise fully formed, each after its own kind.

  • German Homeschoolers, Romeike Family, Will Not Be Deported, DHS Says

    03/04/2014 4:45:59 PM PST · 19 of 36
    spirited irish to betty boop; Alamo-Girl; metmom; TXnMA; YHAOS
    The Obama administration argued against the fundamental rights of parents because in their eyes "we the people" are not persons endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights but rather humanoids in process of evolution.

    This way of thinking led to the brutal murder of in excess of 160,000,000 depersonalized men, women, and children in the Soviet Union and Hitler's Socialist Germany. As the authors of the Black Book of Communism ably demonstrate, the evolutionary way of thinking characterized both regimes.

    Daniel Dennett is representative of this way of thinking. He enthusiastically embraces Darwin’s evolutionary theory because it supposedly provides an explanation for the emergence of life from non-life bearing chemicals, thereby negating the necessity of the living, supernatural God. Hence Dennett’s insistence that there is no soul/spirit associated with man or any supernatural God or life after death. Thus the central concern of Dennett’s career has been to explain how,

    “….meaning, function and purpose can come to exist in a world that is intrinsically meaningless and functionless.” (The Spiritual Brain, Beauregard & O’Leary, p. 2)

    Evolutionary conceptions in general and evolutionary biology in particular reject the Genesis account ex nihilo together with Original Sin and the fall and teach instead an inverted exegesis positing that man comes up from lower creatures. This upside-down view leads to a philosophy of moral relativism (subjectivism) because if men were once something else, a genderless blob of matter and then later on lizards and even later still some kind of ape-like creature, then not only are we going to become something else–maybe a divine superman, god-man, or super robot—-but nothing can be said about transgender, ‘gay,’ and lesbianism since all life forms ascended from a genderless blob of matter that spontaneously generated itself from nothing.

    With regard to soul/spirit, if man evolved from non-living, genderless matter or energy and lower life-forms, then his rational nature, his soul, differs not qualitatively but only quantitatively from the beasts. Like beasts, man is not a person but a creature of the earth. Like them he has no spirit—--free will, higher mental faculties, and conscience. He is a fleshy robot or hominid whose brain is organized by the genome and the genome shaped by natural selection.

    Worse, as all naturalist conceptions are equally God-less, none have an ultimate source for life, consciousness, soul, and personhood, hence all are merely different expressions of anti-human nihilism which makes man equal to or lower than the nonhuman, thereby allowing for all manner of crimes against humanity, especially the weakest, hated, envied, despised and inconvenient.

    Evolutionism is the antithesis of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo which reveals that man is a person because created in the spiritual image of the One God in three Persons. Man was created directly by God with a superhuman intelligence and original nature from which Adam, hence all of us, fell away and to which we are called back.

    Vishal Mangalwadi, India's foremost Christian scholar observes that the unique concept of man as God's spiritual image-bearer gave birth to the "belief in the unique dignity of human beings," and this is,

    "...the force that created Western civilization, where citizens do not exist for the state but the state exists for the individuals. Even kings, presidents, prime ministers, and army generals cannot be allowed to trample upon an individual and his or her rights." (Truth and Transformation: A Manifesto for Ailing Nations, pp. 12-13)

    In affirmation, the brilliant French economist, statesman and author Frederic Bastiat said man is God's spiritual image-bearer, and this is the gift from God which includes the physical, intellectual and moral life:

    "He has provided us with a collection of marvelous faculties. And He has put us in the midst of a variety of natural resources. By application of our faculties to these natural resources we convert them into products, and use them. Life, faculties, production — in other words, individuality, liberty, property — this is man (and) these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place." (How Evil Works, David Kupelian, p. 8)

    John 1:3 identifies our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Holy Trinity as the Creator:

    “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” “He was in the world, and the world was made by him” (v. 10). “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (v. 14).

    Jesus Christ is the Creator. Foremost of His miracles is creation out of nothing—six instantaneous acts or days of creation rather than the billions of years of evolutionary process as the wisdom of fallen man holds.

    The conflict between evolutionary biology and the Genesis account ex nihilo is the single most critical issue today. Among crucial issues is the answer to the question, ‘what is man?’ The answers provided by evolutionary biology and natural scientism are entirely opposed to the answer provided by the Genesis account. If the winner is evolutionary biology, then heaven help us!

  • Closing the 'free will' loophole: Using distant quasars to test Bell's theorem

    03/03/2014 6:01:30 AM PST · 90 of 95
    spirited irish to Betty; Alamo-Girl; TXnMA
    The lead paragraph of post #84 is an indicator of the tyranny of evil overtaking our society. Augustine describes tyranny of evil as libido dominandi, meaning that every man, from king to slave has as many masters as they have addictive vices, or sins. When a displeased Obama throws a temper tantrum and kicks a wall he demonstrates that he is a slave of his disordered, inflated emotions. His reaction is of a kind with TE's.

    People who are slaves of libido are emotional tyrants, totalitarians in other words.

    Early Conservative intellectuals tried to warn a mostly indifferent, morally-befogged America that tyranny would overtake our society unless we turned back to the Revealed Word.

    Precipitated by the nightmare of destruction and genocide in which America and scores of other nations had just participated, America's intellectual conservative movement began to take form toward the end of WW II. It was from looking upon the face of evil that these thoughtful, deeply concerned intellectuals began the arduous work of research and analysis of ideas (i.e., positivism, rationalism, atheism) responsible for unleashing evil of a magnitude unknown to man. Among its many luminaries were Richard Weaver, Eric Voegelin, John Hallowell, C.E.M. Joad, Eliseo Vivas, and Douglas Hyde.

    Many early conservatives had come from backgrounds of scientistic ideologies---i.e., socialism (Communism), atheism, positivism, and liberalism. All of them ultimately rejected these thought-forms, even going so far as to label them as evil.

    Evil led many of them to convert to Christianity, not liberalized Christianity and the social gospel, but the purest, most essential forms. Ex-Communist Douglas Hyde converted to Catholic Christianity, which he described as one of the strongest forces confronting the evil that is Communism:

    "The sanest things on earth are those for which the allegedly reactionary, unscientific, obscurantist Church stands and for which she is doing battle."

    To Richard Weaver, no concept gave "deeper insight into the enigma that is man" than original sin. Evil is not just a bad dream, an "accident of history," or the "creation of a few antisocial men." It is a "subtle, pervasive, protean force," and original sin is a "parabolical expression" of man's immemorial tendency "to do the wrong thing when he knows the right thing." Eliseo Vivas concurred. Inside every man lay "brutality" and a "natural tendency" to "define value in terms of his own interest."

    In 1950, John Hallowell boldly affirmed 'unscientific' Christian theism:

    "...the basic insights of the Christian faith provide the best insights we have into the nature of man and of the crisis in which we find ourselves. That crisis is the culmination of modern man's progressive attempt to deny the existence of a transcendent/spiritual reality and of his progressive failure to find meaning and salvation in some wholly immanent (i.e., monist, Buddhist, pagan)conception of reality...Only through a return to faith in God, as God revealed Himself to man in Jesus Christ, can modern man and his society find redemption from the tyranny of evil." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, p. 52-53)

    Collectively speaking, America has rejected the warnings of these watchmen on the wall. Rather than turning back to the true Christian faith, millions of scientistically-informed Americans are in process of falling away into evolutionary theism, Wicca, New Age, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. With their libidos unfettered by transcendent moral law and unchanging truth, a tyranny of evil is advancing over our society. And this is the cause of totalitarianism, individually (i.e., Tigers Eye) and collectively.

  • Closing the 'free will' loophole: Using distant quasars to test Bell's theorem

    03/03/2014 4:01:15 AM PST · 89 of 95
    spirited irish to Alamo-Girl; betty boop; TXnMA; TigersEye
    From the 'correspondents' hyper-sensitive reactions he loudly announces to one and all the agonizing pain and suffering inflicted upon him by things said by betty and spirited. He has been brutally victimized by us, hence feels (key word denoting inflated emotions) justified in wreaking vengeance by way of destroying this thread, for how DARE we say what we said?!? Henceforth, he will see to it that no one, absolutely no one, can participate. Everyone must pay.

    However, if the hearts of betty and spirited are as black as our suffering 'victim' believes then we would have massaged his ego by endorsing his belief system rather than disclosing its' fallacies and trying to point him in the direction of eternal salvation. In other words, like the malignant tailors in the Kings New Clothes, we would have received pleasure in persuading him of the "truths" of a system that will end badly.

  • Closing the 'free will' loophole: Using distant quasars to test Bell's theorem

    03/02/2014 2:13:28 PM PST · 80 of 95
    spirited irish to betty boop
    " She and I have been trying; but in return, we just get one-liners, signifying nothing."

    Spirited: Stubborn pride is a terrible thing. When faced with Truth it perversely chooses contention, spite, resentful remembering, and meaninglessness.