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  • 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 103
    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 103
    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 103
    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 103
    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 103
    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 103
    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.

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

    03/02/2014 3:32:53 AM PST · 74 of 95
    spirited irish to TigersEye; betty boop; TXnMA; Alamo-Girl
    That you have posted yet more Gnostic writings suggests that you erroneously believe they are representative of true Christian theology, therefore by posting them perhaps you hope to embarrass us. Not so.

    Not only is modern Gnosticism in its many permutations nothing more than ancient pagan and occult thinking revamped and revised for modern appetites but it has much in common with your own Buddhist system TE.

    Pre-Christian, early 'Christian' Gnostic pagans and Renaissance Churchmen and intellectuals who had turned back to ancient Egyptian Hermeticism, Mystery Religions, Gnostic dualism, reincarnation/karma, and other pagan mystical teachings were more directly influenced by Eastern occult pantheist systems than were Greek nature sages.

    The leaders of the Christian Gnostic movement---Valentinus, Basilides, Arnobius and others—taught an inverted exegesis in which the physical world and bodies are the work of the devil (Yahweh), the evil demiurge who holds the Divine Substance (i.e., Carl Jung's Basilides) in bondage while Lucifer is not the devil but rather the first free thinker, the liberator of the primal automaton, the source of its' divine spark, and the seething angelic energies of evolution.

    The similarity between ancient and modern Gnostic conceptions and Upanishadic and Eastern occult pantheist doctrines in general is striking. Whereas modern neo-Gnostic evolutionary materialist philosophy teaches that everything is in continuity with void and matter, its Eastern-influenced neo-Gnostic/New Age spiritual counterpart teaches that everything, even man's soul, is in continuity with non-life bearing evolving prakriti matter:

    “Man’s true nature, or original consciousness, is defined differently by monistic and non-monistic gurus. The monistic gurus, who believe that God, man and the universe are ultimately one, teach that man is Infinite Consciousness or God, but has somehow become entangled in finite, personal, rational consciousness. So long as he remains in this state, he is born repeatedly in this world of suffering. Salvation lies in transcending finite, personal consciousness and merging into (or experiencing ourselves to be) the infinite Impersonal Consciousness, and thereby getting out of the cycle of births and deaths. In different words, salvation is a matter of perception or realization. You are already one with God, you have to perceive or realize this fact. Perceiving, in this context, is not cognitive activity. It is not a matter of intellectually knowing or logically deducting that we are God, but rather transcending this cognitive, rational consciousness and experiencing a “higher” state of expanded consciousness, which is believed to be God and our true self.” (Wisdom from India, Vishal Mangalwadi)

    Like monistic gurus, modern Gnostics, or Pneumatics, possess the secret gnosis of escaping this evil world so as to be reabsorbed into the divine substance. So for instance, since matter is evil and reabsorption is salvation then procreation is evil because it produces more earthly suffering by trapping divine sparks within bodies.

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

    03/01/2014 4:40:27 PM PST · 70 of 95
    spirited irish to TigersEye; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; TXnMA
    Yeah, but you still have to consider...

    Spirited: The 'consideration' given it by me is within the context of worldview analysis: thesis vs antithesis, substratum of meaning, consequences of ideas, origin, and so forth.

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

    03/01/2014 4:32:07 PM PST · 68 of 95
    spirited irish to betty boop; Alamo-Girl; TigersEye; TXnMA
    Buddhism is indeed an exercise in nihilism. Consider for example, the nihilist teachings of Fritjof Capra in his most recent book, "The web of Life." Capra contends that science proves that "living nature is mindful and intelligent.' (this is pagan animism, btw) Thus there is no need to maintain the old Western Christian notion of a specially created universe (ex nihilo) with "overall design or purpose." Similarly, the notion of 'self' or individual identity (personhood), a mainstay of Western Christian metaphysics, has yielded to Buddhist-inspired scientific-thinking,

    "The Buddhist doctrine of impermanence includes the notion that there is no self...Cognitive-science has arrived at exactly the same position...our self, our ego, does not have any independent existence." (The making of the New Spirituality: The Eclipse of the Western Religious Tradition, James Herrick, p. 26)

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

    03/01/2014 4:04:36 PM PST · 65 of 95
    spirited irish to TigersEye; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; TXnMA
    One of the most dangerous opponents of early Apostolic Christianity was Gnosticism. Gnosticism is a parasite on orthodox and/or faithful Christian theism. It is a radical belief system that mixes pagan ideas, Greek nature philosophy, the Mysteries, hatred of matter and Jehovah, occultism and human reasoning with twisted, heretical explanations of Scripture. Its' attraction is the "secret knowledge" that is only available to the initiated elite.

    The Gnostic or Coptic Gospel of Thomas is one the most well-known and researched of the Gnostic gospels. Like all Gnostic writings, it is a compendium of heresy, paganism, mysticism, elitism, ad nauseum.

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

    03/01/2014 3:10:50 AM PST · 54 of 95
    spirited irish to Alamo-Girl; betty boop; TXnMA

    Yes AG, Rabi’s testimony is indeed glorious to all people who earnestly seek Truth. But to those who do not, it is despised, rejected, ridiculed, even hated. When Truth is freely given to such as these, they inevitably give expression to the darkness of their spirit by pouring scorn, ridicule and cursing upon the human bearer of this precious, life-giving gift, thereby re-crucifying the One Who is the Truth, the Way and the Life.

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

    02/28/2014 2:13:11 PM PST · 50 of 95
    spirited irish to TigersEye; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; TXnMA
    Former guru Rabindranath R. Maharaj, now a committed follower of Jesus Christ, describes his former transcendental meditation ritual and its' terrifying consequences:

    "Nothing was more important than our daily transcendental meditation, the heart of Yoga, which Krishna advocated as the surest way to eternal Bliss. But it could also be dangerous. Frightening psychic experiences awaited the...meditator, similar to a bad trip on drugs. Demons described in the Vedas had been known to take possession of some Yogis. Kundalini power, said to be coiled like a serpent at the base of the spine, could produce ecstatic experiences when released in deep meditation — or...it could do great mental and bodily harm. The line between ecstasy and horror was very fine...During daily meditation I began to have visions of psychedelic colors, to hear unearthly music, and to visit exotic planets where the gods conversed with me, encouraging me to attain even higher states of consciousness. Sometimes in my trance I encountered the same horrible demonic creatures...depicted by the images in Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, and other religious temples. It was a frightful experience, but the Brahmacharya explained that it was normal and urged me to pursue the quest for Self Realization. At times I experienced a sense of mystical unity with the universe. I was the universe, Lord of all, omnipotent, omnipresent. My instructors were excited at this. I was obviously a chosen vessel, destined for early success in the search for union with Brahman. The Forces that had guided my father were now guiding me." (Death of a Guru, Rabindranath R. Maharaj, pp. 56-57)

    "No matter how fulfilling life becomes, there are always certain regrets when one looks back. My deepest sense of loss involves my father. So much has happened since his death. I often wonder what it would be like to share it all with him, and what his reaction would be.

    We never shared anything in our lives. Because of vows he had taken before I was born, not once did he ever speak to me or pay me the slightest heed. Just two words from him would have made me unspeakably happy. How I wanted to hear him say, "Rabi. Son." Just once. But he never did.

    For eight long years he uttered not a word. The trancelike condition he had achieved is called in the East a state of higher consciousness and can be attained only through deep meditation.

    "Why is Father that way?" I would ask my mother, still too young to understand. "He is someone very special -- the greatest man you could have for a father," she would reply. "He is seeking the true Self that lies within us all, the One Being, of which there is no other. And that's what you are too, Rabi."

    Father had set an example, achieved wide acclaim, and earned the worship of many, and it was inevitable that upon his death his mantle would fall upon me. I had never imagined, however, that I would still be so young when this fateful day arrived.

    When father died I felt I had lost everything. Though I had scarcely known him as my father, he had been my inspiration -- a god -- and now he was dead.

    At his funeral, my father's stiff body was placed on a great pile of firewood. The thought of his body being sacrificed to Agni, the god of fire, added a new dimension of mystery to the bewilderment and deep sense of loss that already overwhelmed me.

    As the flames engulfed him, it was impossible to suppress the anguish I felt. "Mommy!" I screamed. "Mommy!" If she heard me above the roar of sparks and fire, she made no indication. A true Hindu, she found strength to follow the teaching of Krishna: she would mourn neither the living nor the dead. Not once did she cry as the flames consumed my father.

    ---------

    One day a friend of my cousin Shanti, whose name was Molli, came by to visit. She asked me about whether I found Hinduism fulfilling. Trying to hide my emptiness, I lied and told her I was very happy and that my religion was the Truth. She listened patiently to my pompous and sometimes arrogant pronouncements. Without arguing, she exposed my emptiness gently with politely phrased questions.

    She told me that Jesus had brought her close to God. She also said that God is a God of love and that He desires us to be close to Him. As appealing as this sounded to me, I stubbornly resisted, not willing to surrender my Hindu roots.

    Still, I found myself asking, "What makes you so happy? You must have been doing a lot of meditation."

    "I used to," Molli responded, "but not any more. Jesus has given me a peace and joy that I never knew before." Then she said, "Rabi, you don't seem very happy. Are you?"

    I lowered my voice: "I'm not happy. I wish I had your joy."

    Was I saying this?

    "My joy is because my sins are forgiven," said Molli. "Peace and joy come from Christ, through really knowing Him."

    We continued talking for half a day, unaware of how the time had passed. I wanted her peace and joy, but I was absolutely resolved that I wasn't going to give up any part of my religion.

    As she was leaving, she said: "Before you go to bed tonight, Rabi, please get on your knees and ask God to show you the Truth -- and I'll be praying for you." With a wave of her hand she was gone.

    Pride demanded that I reject everything Molli had said, but I was too desperate to save face any longer. I fell to my knees, conscious that I was giving in to her request.

    "God, the true God and Creator, please show me the truth!" Something inside me snapped. For the first time in my life, I felt I had really prayed and gotten through -- not to some impersonal Force, but to the true God who loves and cares. Too tired to think any longer, I crawled into bed and fell asleep almost instantly.

    Soon after, my cousin Krishna invited me to a Christian meeting. I again surprised myself by responding: "Why not?"

    On our way there, Krishna and I were joined by Ramkair, a new acquaintance of his. "Do you know anything about this meeting?" I asked him, anxious to get some advance information.

    "A little," he replied. "I became a Christian recently." "Tell me," I said eagerly. "Did Jesus really change your life?" Ramkair smiled broadly. "He sure did! Everything is different."

    "It's really true, Rab!" added Krishna enthusiastically. "I've become a Christian too -- just a few days ago."

    The preacher's sermon was based on Psalm 23, and the words, "The Lord is my shepherd," made my heart leap. After expounding the Psalm, the preacher said: "Jesus wants to be your Shepherd. Have you heard His voice speaking to your heart? Why not open your heart to Him now? Don't wait until tomorrow -- that may be too late!" The preacher seemed to be speaking directly to me. I could delay no longer.

    I quickly knelt in front of him. He smiled and asked if anyone else wanted to receive Jesus. No one stirred. Then he asked the Christians to come forward and pray with me. Several did, kneeling beside me. For years Hindus had bowed before me -- and now I was kneeling before a Christian.

    Aloud I repeated after him a prayer inviting Jesus into my heart. When the preacher said, "Amen," he suggested I pray in my own words. Quietly, choking with emotion, I began: "Lord Jesus, I've never studied the Bible, but I've heard that you died for my sins at Calvary so I could be forgiven and reconciled to God. Please forgive me all my sins. Come into my heart!"

    Before I finished, I knew that Jesus wasn't just another one of several million gods. He was the God for whom I had hungered. He Himself was the Creator. Yet, He loved me enough to become a man and die for my sins. With that realization, tons of darkness seemed to lift and a brilliant light flooded my soul.

    After arriving home, Krishna and I found the entire family waiting up for us, apparently having heard what had happened. "I asked Jesus into my life tonight!" I exclaimed happily, as I looked from one to another of those startled faces. "It's glorious. I can't tell you how much he means to me already."

    Some in my family seemed wounded and bewildered; others seemed happy for me. But before it was all over with, thirteen of us had ended up giving our hearts to Jesus! It was incredible.

    The following day I walked resolutely into the prayer room with Krishna. Together we carried everything out into the yard: idols, Hindu scriptures, and religious paraphernalia. We wanted to rid ourselves of every tie with the past and with the powers of darkness that had blinded and enslaved us for so long.

    When everything had been piled on the rubbish heap, we set it on fire and watched the flames consume our past. The tiny figures we once feared as gods were turning to ashes. We hugged one another and offered thanks to the Son of God who had died to set us free.

    I found my thoughts going back to my father's cremation nearly eight years before. In contrast to our new found joy, that scene had aroused inconsolable grief. My father's body had been offered to the very same false gods who now lay in smoldering fragments before me. It seemed unbelievable that I should be participating with great joy in the utter destruction of that which represented all I had once believed in so fanatically.

    In a sense this was my cremation ceremony -- the end of the person I had once been...the death of a guru. The old Rabi Maharaj had died in Christ. And out of that grave a new Rabi had risen in whom Christ was now living.

    Death of a Guru http://www.soughtaftermedia.com/death-of-a-guru.html

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

    02/28/2014 12:52:56 PM PST · 49 of 95
    spirited irish to betty boop; TigersEye; Alamo-Girl; TXnMA
    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27, KJB

    For fifteen hundred years, Christendom and then later Protestant America, had followed St. Augustine (AD 354-430) in affirming that as all men are the spiritual image-bearers of the transcendent Triune God then it logically follows that each person is a trinity of being — of soul, spirit, and body:

    "The essence of the human is not the body, but the soul. It is the soul alone that God made in his own image and the soul that he loves....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)

    In Biblical thought, the body is inert matter organized and vitalized by the soul. A human life is a soul which informs inert matter, thus a body without a soul is no more than a disorganized mass of cells that would quickly deconstruct, said Pastor Louis Pernot in a sermon delivered at the Temple de l'Etoile in Paris. ("Body, Mind, and Soul," Nov. 28, 2010)

    The noblest part of the soul is spirit (the heart). Spirit is immortal and self-aware. It can will and think and is freely responsible for what it thinks, wills, and does.

    Spirit is the unique property that distinguishes soul from matter. In Biblical thought, spirit allows man to spiritually transcend the natural dimension in order to access the supernatural dimension, thereby allowing him to enter into a personal relationship with the Spirit of God. Through this relationship, man's conscience is cleansed over time, thus enabling him to more perfectly orient the manner of his existence in this world in preparation for eternity.

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

    Pastor Pernot notes that the key to individual liberty in the temporal sphere is man's spiritual liberty contrasted against a genetically programmed animal-like orientation.

    Animals do not have spirits, which are linked to intelligence, imagination, sensitivity, self-consciousness, reflection and the capacity for truth and moral goodness.

    A person is uniquely free because he can spiritually transcend matter to access the supernatural dimension as Paul affirms:

    "Now the Lord is Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (2 Cor. 3:17)

    Buddhism

    Jesus to Buddha,

    "....you took God away from them (and) your espousal of an absence of self is the most unique and fearsome claim you made...You turned from Hinduism because it said there was an essential self, which they called the atman." (The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha, Ravi Zacharias, pp.59, 67)

    If there is no living, personal God, then it logically follows that there is no source for life, consciousness, soul, spirit and will, or for human dignity, worth, liberty, and property. Without God the Father unalienable (God-given) rights are meaningless. If man is not God's spiritual image-bearer, then he is less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before Jesus Christ walked this earth:

    "Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if God does not exist, then the human self cannot exist either......Therefore, he deconstructed the Hindu idea of the soul. When one starts peeling the onion skin of one's psyche, he discovers that there is no solid core at the center of one's being. Your sense of self is an illusion. Reality is nonself (anatman). You don't exist. Liberation, the Buddha taught, is realizing the unreality of your existence." (The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Vishal Mangalwadi, p. 6)

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

    02/28/2014 10:37:52 AM PST · 46 of 95
    spirited irish to TigersEye
    I know enough about Buddhism to know that there's nothing there. No God, no nothing. Just an energy field.

    Now rather than react with more huffing and puffing, why don't you turn to the Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi for clarification and insight with respect to Buddhism?

    Mangalwadi left Eastern mystical systems behind for Christianity. You ought to ask yourself why. Visit his website: http://www.revelationmovement.com/about/

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

    02/28/2014 3:24:58 AM PST · 43 of 95
    spirited irish to TigersEye; Alamo-Girl; TXnMA; betty boop
    With respect to the idea that time is an illusion, please listen to betty, she steers you in the right direction. Time is an illusion, or maya, is a central teaching within the occult mystical worldview. All astral plane and/or cosmic circuit riders---Hermetic magicians, Eastern gurus, New Age shamans, sorcerers, etc---teach this idea because by "going within" and mastering the occult rituals necessary for traveling the cosmic circuit they achieve a sense of timelessness and oneness (monism).

    The astral plane refers to the Oroboros. As a powerful occult symbol, the Ouroboros is the primal energy field variously known as Chaos, Nu, Brahman and Quantum Void by certain modern pantheist-oriented physicists. This primal energy field is Herme's "above." Some researchers of antiquity believe that Hermes was either Ham or his son Cush

    From the time of the ancient Egyptian Orphites (snake worshippers) in the land of Ham, the Oroboros has meant the seething power, creative and/or evolutionary impulse or energy of the serpent figuratively depicted as either a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The serpent's body is often depicted as the Great Chain of Being and Cosmic Tree of Life.

    In modern New Age thought for example, the Ouroboros 'above' corresponds to a number of different astral planes and sub-planes comprising the timeless habitations,

    "(of all) supernatural entities, the locale of gods and demons, the void where the thoughtforms dwell, the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts....With the help of ritual procedures, trained persons believe that they can 'rise on the planes,' and experience these regions in full awareness." ("Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-8)

    The Ouroboros is well-known around the world in its' many occult traditions:

    "References to this reality are the Dreaming of the Australian Aborigines, the Spirit-world of Shamanism, the Duart of the ancient Egyptians, the Bardo (Intermediate State) of the Tibetans, the Imaginal world of Islamic Esotericism – e.g. the Barzakh (Interworld) or of Suhrawardi and the Mithal (Imaginal realm) of Ibn Arabi – the Universe of Asiyah of some Kabbalists, or of Yetzirah according to others. Other descriptions are the Nervo degree of the Physical State of Theon, the Astral or 2nd Prakritic plane (corresponding to the Linga Sharira or Subtle or Astral body) and the Kama (Desire-Plane) of Blavatsky, the Astral Plane of the Adyar school of Theosophy and of popular occultism, Rudolf Steiner's "Soul World"; and the Vital and Subtle Physical described by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra. These are just a few of the innumerable descriptions of this plane of existence." (The Astral Plane, kheper.net)

    Increasingly, modern 'atheist' science (materialism) is sliding into occult pantheism. Modern multiverse theories for example, are grounded in astral plane speculations thus are not true science but occult science. In our time we desperately need to discern between true science, the search for what is true and real, and false science.

    The Apostle Paul speaks not of cosmic trees, astral planes and the beings supposedly existing there but of fallen angels, the "spirits of wickedness under the heavens" (Eph. 6:12) and their chief, "the prince of the powers of the air." (Eph. 2:2)

    According to Paul, fallen angels are dispersed in a multitude throughout the whole blue expanse of sky which is visible to us – the lower heaven, the dwelling place for the host of fallen angels who have been cast down from the supernatural heaven outside of the space/time dimension.

    This means that in esoteric multiverse theories and occult cosmic tree of life conceptions, the whole blue expanse of sky under the supernatural heaven where fallen angels dwell is the Ouroboros/cosmic tree 'above' consisting of astral planes and sub-planes connected by the great chain of being up which the initiate spiritually ascends (evolves) by way of ritual (i.e., transcendental meditation, mind-altering drugs) as he traverses the occult Path of Life or Western Magical Way to achieve a sense of timelessness, oneness, divine status and psychic powers.

  • Obama Says His Pro-Abortion Supporters are “Doing God’s Work”

    02/26/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · 5 of 34
    spirited irish to NYer

    “Thou shalt kill,” a complete inversion and reversal of “Thou shalt not kill.” Obama’s “god” is the god of this world, the serpent of death.

  • The First Test That Proves General Theory of Relativity Wrong

    02/26/2014 12:22:55 PM PST · 232 of 291
    spirited irish to betty boop; Alamo-Girl; TXnMA; Kevmo
    "That is, such "scientists" make themselves the measure of the Reality they investigate.."

    Spirited: Such 'scientists' exemplify the epidemic of will-to-power and magical reasoning that passes for much of our Constitutional law, politics, news reporting, higher education, and so on. The sickness is not confined to science but spread over and within our culture.

  • The First Test That Proves General Theory of Relativity Wrong

    02/26/2014 7:41:51 AM PST · 225 of 291
    spirited irish to Alamo-Girl; betty boop; Kevmo; TXnMA; FredZarguna
    Spirited: The advent of Christian theism brought accusations of atheism. Followers of the Way, as Christians were first known, were atheists with respect to their committed disbelief in the nature philosophies, natural and occult sciences, nature cosmogonies and nature deities comprising the Greek and Roman pantheons.

    Today the term atheist denotes commitment to a concept of the universe (nature) that is open to anything but the God of the Bible. Modern atheists are naturalists. Therefore, whatever oddities nature brings before us, i.e., meaning, laws, demons, voices speaking into minds, mind itself, it must always be nature alone that has somehow produced them.

    Only the natural dimension is allowed, thus evolutionary materialist Dr. Scott Todd wrote in the science journal 'Nature:'

    "Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such a hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic." (Naturalism in the Light of Reality, Robert Gurney, creation.com, June 14, 2012)

    Early conservative intellectual Richard Weaver foresaw this eventuality. In his book, "Ideas Have Consequences," (1945) Weaver writes that 14th century Western man had made an "evil decision" to abandon his belief in the transcendent God and universals and thus the position that "there is a source of truth higher than, and independent of, man..." The consequences of the rejection of "higher things" were catastrophic:

    "The denial of everything transcending experience means inevitably...the denial of truth. With the denial of objective truth there is no escape from the relativism of 'man is the measure of all things." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 32-33)

    The brilliant visionary, Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914), an English Catholic priest saw through the scientific pretenses of one-dimensional natural science and its' primary doctrine, evolutionary theory. Benson predicted that naturalism and evolutionary thinking would prepare Westerners and Americans not only to embrace but to worship and adore Antichrist, for this human-god (Mr. Felsenburgh) is the first perfected product of nature and evolutionary forces. Mr. Felsenburgh has arisen and he is,

    "....the first perfect product of that new cosmopolitan creation to which the world has labored throughout its history..." (p 85)

    He transfixes men, and they excitedly declare they have seen,

    "...the Son of Man,' the 'Savior of the world,' we knew Him in our hearts as soon as we saw Him, as soon as He stood there. It was like a glory around his head (and now we) understand it all... It was He for whom we have waited so long; and He has come, bringing Peace and Goodwill in His hands." (pp. 85, 89)

    Christianity failed, it divided people. It made men feel guilty. But now Jehovah is gone. He never existed at all except as a hideous nightmare. Now at long last man's natural Savior has arisen:

    "The reign of God has really begun (and) we are all partakers of God" because God is in everything, including all men...."Jehovah has fallen. He is in His grave." In His place is the evolved Son of Man, a god indeed and a man as well..."a god because human and a man because so divine." (ibid, pp. 93, 95)

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/19/2014 12:12:31 PM PST · 417 of 417
    spirited irish to Heartlander

    Excellent! You’ve neatly captured the contentious, skeptical, rebellious spirit of our age: God is dead. He never spoke. Since there is no higher Authority, no personal Mind over our own, there is no truth but what man wills, therefore as Dostoevsky ominously foresaw, “all things are now possible.”

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/18/2014 3:44:05 PM PST · 413 of 417
    spirited irish to betty boop; Heartlander; MHGinTN; Alamo-Girl; YHAOS; TXnMA; metmom; hosepipe
    betty: Why is it that the sane people are so cowed by people like Peter Singer?

    Spirited: Evil has that effect:

    "No. I suppose that other world must be all a dream," said Jill

    "Yes. It is all a dream," said the Witch

    "Yes, all a dream," said Jill.

    "There never was such a world," said the Witch.

    "No," said Jill and Scrubb, "never was such a world."

    "There never was any world but mine," said the Witch.

    "There never was any world but yours," they said.

    The witch is an important part of CS Lewis' novel, The Silver Chair, because her character symbolizes the principle of nihilism (negation) and rebellion in fallen mortal men (i.e., Peter Singer). Though the witch is not the actual devil she is of like mind with him and her mesmerizing powers of persuasion come from him.

    Like her father the devil, the witch is not by any margin sane but rather dangerously insane. She is a convincing, practiced liar, a master of the black arts of deception and manipulation who knows that Narnia exists, but being spiritually dead (like Peter Singer) her lack of empathy and malignant narcissism permits her to negate reality (personhood with Singer) and impose on her victims a false reality (with Singer: man=ape)made up of distortions and fabrications.

    Being of like mind with the devil she seemingly possesses a limitless supply of demonic energy, especially when engaged in imposing her will over the wills of others. Since she desires power for the sake of power, she wants the reins of control in her hands at all times as her overriding passion is to utterly control and dominate the minds and wills of others which she poisons by manipulating their perceptions. She does this by slowly but surely isolating her victims, one from the other, in a vast black widow's web of deception. She begins spinning her web by causing doubt, creating confusion, whispering behind backs, deftly massaging the pride and resentment of some while burdening those she perceives as threats with a false sense of guilt. This allows her to turn the hate and vengeance of the first group against the second, the scapegoats she quickly belittles, ridicules, undermines, discredits, denigrates and accuses of insanity should they dare to speak truth to lies:

    ""Narnia? I have often heard your Lordship utter that name in your ravings. Dear Prince, you are very sick. There is no land called Narnia."

    The principle of negation rests on a foundation of pride, lust, covetousness, resentment and envy, and like the devil, the witch's brand of negation is so total that she lacks the capacity for empathy, making her very dangerous not only because she is motivated to scapegoat and crucify others but also because her lack of empathy negates the restraint resulting from empathy and respect for others.

    Negation of empathy results in blindness to the humanity of victims which in turn permits them to be sacrificed without remorse on the altar of narcissism, for with the negation of humanity intended victims are no longer human beings but rather objects of pleasure or displeasure to be used, abused, tormented and discarded at will. This monstrous evil finds expression over and over in the writings of the sexual sadist, the Marquis de Sade:

    "The philosopher sates his appetites without inquiring to know what his enjoyments may cost others, and without remorse." (Libido Dominandi, E. Michael Jones, p. 26)

    The highly respected profiler of sex crimes, Roy Hazelwood describes sexual sadists like de Sade as malignant narcissists who are aroused by the suffering of another:

    "It is not the infliction of pain that is arousing to the sadist, but the victim's suffering. The sadist may use physical or psychological pain as a tool to elicit the suffering, but it is the suffering that is crucial to his arousal." The most successful sexual sadists are narcissists for whom "there are no absolutes, the infinity of darkness." (Roy Hazelwood: Profiler of Sexual Crimes, Katherine Ramsland, Crime Library)

    Peter Singer is a malignant narcissist who happens to chair the bioethics dept. at Princeton.

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/18/2014 2:35:33 PM PST · 411 of 417
    spirited irish to Heartlander; betty boop; MHGinTN; Alamo-Girl; YHAOS; TXnMA; metmom; hosepipe
    "...as John West puts it, “When you give up on human exceptionalism, you go a little off your rocker”. Spirited: GK Chesterton agrees:

    "It is not natural to see man as a natural product. It is not common sense to call man a common object of the country or the seashore. It is not seeing him straight to see him as an animal. It is not sane. It sins against the light; against that broad daylight of proportion which is the principal of all reality." The Everlasting Man

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/18/2014 9:42:29 AM PST · 409 of 417
    spirited irish to betty boop

    It appears that Ben prefers reabsorption to physical resurrection. If you’re interested in the psychology behind the rejection of physical resurrection, then read:

    Bus Ride from Hell
    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kimball/120904

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/18/2014 4:02:39 AM PST · 404 of 417
    spirited irish to betty boop; MHGinTN; Alamo-Girl; YHAOS; TXnMA; metmom; hosepipe; Heartlander
    betty: And you need them to be blendable, he argues, because only such a "blend" could account for divine transcendence and divine immanence at the same time.

    Spirited: When Hermes taught the meaning of the 'Abyss' he taught "as above," meaning transcendent, "so below," meaning here in the material dimension.

    In this way of thinking, nature (or cosmos) is a closed system consisting of the impersonal Mind, Spirit, etc. All things are "one with," meaning aspects of the Mind (i.e., Ein Sof, Brahma, Basilides, Star Maker).

    Though there is but the one dimension as opposed to the Bible's two distinct yet interfacing, interactive dimensions(supernatural and natural), the impersonal Mind is said to be "above" because it is the top-most astral plane of the cosmic tree. The tree consists of many interconnected, descending-order planes. Some are hells, others heavens. Some are where the gods and goddesses exist. On others thought-forms exist. Some are the abode of demons, old souls, and other powers. Alice Baily teaches that one of the planes is where the Black Lodge exists. Gnostics placed Jehovah---the creator of evil matter---on a plane just above earth. The material world "here below" is the lowest rung on the cosmic tree.

    When "Ben" teaches the blendability of Christianity and Buddhism he is calling for the submersion of the supernatural dimension of the living God with the closed system of Buddhism, the reduction of the living God to spiritualized matter, and the depersonalization of man.

  • Hobbit Truth-Warriors in Sauron's American Mirkwood

    02/17/2014 8:35:02 AM PST · 2 of 4
    spirited irish to betty boop; Alamo-Girl; YHAOS; TXnMA; MHGinTN; metmom; hosepipe; Heartlander

    ping

  • Hobbit Truth-Warriors in Sauron's American Mirkwood

    02/17/2014 8:27:35 AM PST · 1 of 4
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  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/16/2014 3:56:26 PM PST · 391 of 417
    spirited irish to betty boop
    There's much to say with respect to New Age spirituality. So rather than jump into the meaning, intent, and consequences of initiations, trance-state techniques, astral planes, and other aspects, I'll begin at the beginning with a categorical definition and key elements.

    New Age is an occult worldview, a form of mystical monism that has much in common with Eastern mystical monism.

    The basic foundations of the occult worldview consistently teach the following elements:

    1. Monism and evolution: Though there are different forms of monism the common denominator of them all is the idea that the universe and everything in it consists of or is reducible to one substance in process of evolution.

    In direct contrast to the Biblical teaching that, even though men are made in the spiritual image of God, they do not partake of God's being (Gen. 1:27), both New Age pantheism and its Eastern counterpart teach that as all things are reducible to one substance, divine spiritualized matter (prakriti), then divine consciousness (God reduced to prakriti) operates within the neural complexity of man's brain. So God is within the brain of man:

    “Since the unconscious is God all along, we may further define the goal of spiritual growth to be the attainment of godhood by the conscious self.” (A Different Drum, M. Scott Peck)

    Mystical forms of monism characteristically accept some form of pantheism, as exemplified by for example, Teilhard de Chardin's Advaita Hindu pantheist New Religion and Leonard Sweet's Quantum Spirituality based in Teilhard's conceptions.

    Advaita (monistic) Hinduism teaches the one ultimate reality that everything consists of is Nirguna Brahman (an impersonal God-force or Void) while Teilhard's system reduces everything to Omega---his version of Brahman.

    It is the monistic premise of both Darwinism and mystical occult monism that makes them fundamentally anti-Christian and anti-human. In Dr. Gary North's excellent evaluation of monism, "Unholy Spirits: Occultism and New Age Humanism," North writes that,

    "...there is a permanent, unbridgeable gap between the ultimate being of God and the derivative being of creatures. There is a Creator-creature distinction (meaning that) men do not partake of God's being...they are not of the same substance as God. There is no more fundamental doctrine than this one. Significantly, in every form of occultism this principle is denied....Satan's old temptation to man hinges on his denial and man's denial of the Creator-creature distinction..." (pp. 59-61)

    2. God is ultimately an impersonal substance as opposed to God as personal and loving (John 3:16)

    3. Man's true identity is God since he is one with (shares) God's being as opposed to man created in God's image though not sharing the being of God. (Gen. 1:27)

    4. Since there is only one substance, then evil is in harmony with the amoral god-substance or force. In contrast, Scripture teaches that evil operates in opposition to God's holy nature (1 Peter 1:14, 15; 3:12)

    5. Illumination or enlightenment (salvation) is achieved through self-realization (awareness of personal divinity) by various occult spiritist practices, i.e., séances, spells, automatic writing, meditation, hypnosis, Ouija boards, shamanic drumming, Kundalini yoga, visualization, mind-altering drugs. Occult salvation is the antithesis of salvation based on the atonement (Christ's suffering and death for sin) and received as a free gift by grace through faith in God and Christ (John 3:16; 5:24; 6:47; 17:3)

    6. Psychic or spiritual powers resulting from initiation into occult spiritist practices (see above) open the mind to contact with and even possession by spirits that are often used for personal power. In contrast, Scripture teaches that spiritual gifts are distinct from and work in opposition to occult psychic powers. They are given by God to His people for service to others ( 1 Cor. 12:4-11; 14:3)

    7. Eternal cyclic incarnation into different bodies over thousands or millions of years or reabsorption (annihilation and/or personal extinction) into the impersonal substance. In opposition, Scripture teaches physical resurrection and personal immortality in either an eternal physical heaven or hell (Matthew 25:46)

    In monism, whether 'secular' Darwinian or mystical occult versions, the traditional Western Judeo-Christian ways of thinking and perceiving are rejected because "all is one." This means there is no ultimate distinction between God and man, God and Jesus Christ and Satan, male and female, true and false, good and evil, moral and immoral, holy and unholy, or right and wrong because "true reality" (the one substance) is beyond the illusory categories associated with the natural (physical) world. This being the case, then murder, genocide, rape, sodomy, pederasty, pedophilia, lying, cheating and theft cannot be considered evil if evil itself is in harmony with the divine one substance.

    While nothing can really be considered evil, nor can anything really be considered good. So love, honesty, integrity, courage, fidelity, and commitment cannot be considered good and worthy for the same reason evil cannot be considered evil.

    Finally, there is no such thing as personhood (genuine personality) because true reality is the one dimension consisting of the impersonal one substance of which all things are aspects or units: not persons but aspects or units. In this way of thinking, the supernatural dimension and the One God in three Persons who made all men in His spiritual image, do not exist. Therefore personhood is an illusion. In fact, since personality is supposedly a hindrance to occult spiritual enlightenment, it must be destroyed.

    The occult worldview of Satan has been with us from the pre-flood days of Noah. Today its' most highly developed forms are Wicca and Advaita Hinduism and derivatives such as the occult New Age spirituality overspreading the West and America and penetrating into the whole body of the Christian church.

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/15/2014 11:37:43 AM PST · 382 of 417
    spirited irish to betty boop
    I hope you didn't draw the conclusion from my earlier post regarding the Great Hierarchy of Being

    Spirited: Not at all. In our time, counterfeits abound and it's good to draw distinctions between the true and false, and that was my intention---which appears not to have been as clear as I hoped :(

    Within the false systems, the great chain bespeaks continuity between the high (god substance) and the low (man). In this sense, Darwinism is an inversion of the great chain bespeaking an unbroken continuity between the low (chemicals) and the high---mind.

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/13/2014 6:31:51 AM PST · 341 of 417
    spirited irish to tacticalogic
    "I cannot tell you how to reproduce a dream."

    Spirited: Honesty at last! How refreshing. Men dream dreams, even terrifying nightmares. And though they know not where these unseen entities come from, or why they experience them, foolish men will nevertheless teach that life and consciousness emerged from chemicals, laws are physical entities, and dreams and terrifying dreams, visions and voices speaking into minds are hallucinations caused by chemical imbalances. They teach this superstitious nonsense because the alternative is much too frightening for them to contemplate.

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/13/2014 3:15:07 AM PST · 339 of 417
    spirited irish to tacticalogic; betty boop
    "How about physical laws? Are those "created", or "discovered"...

    Spirited: In the first instance, there are no such entities as "physical" laws. As with dreams, memories, opinions, presuppositions, ideas and reason, laws are of the unseen dimension. A falling object is a temporal manifestation of an unseen 'law' or limitation: gravity. Furthermore, if you were asked to provide "physical" (sensory) evidence of your dreams and memories you would not be able to do so even though every person experiences dreams and memories.

    Next, there are only two possible answers regarding the existence of unseen laws: the personal Creator or nature--void, matter, energy.

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/12/2014 2:34:47 PM PST · 337 of 417
    spirited irish to Heartlander

    Thanks!

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/12/2014 11:45:58 AM PST · 311 of 417
    spirited irish to betty boop; tacticalogic; Alamo-Girl; TXnMA; hosepipe; MHGinTN; YHAOS; Heartlander; PapaNew
    betty: PRESUPPOSITION is that everything in the universe consists from "matter-in-its-motions" alone, these motions being somehow "lawful."

    Spirited: So-called 'scientific' and/or methodological materialism is a type of monism positing a one-dimensional view of reality grounded in the idea that matter is the universal substance. As a philosophical system it undertakes to explain everything existing and every event in the universe as resulting from the conditions and activity of matter: i.e., is matter dialectical? self-acting and improving? can it change one part of itself into an active principle?

    As materialism automatically denies the existence of the two-dimensional Biblical view it negates the personal God, the supernatural dimension, soul/spirit, angels, demons, and hell.

    The teleological question, so awkward for 'scientific materialism' was thought to be settled by Darwinism, when as K. Vogt cynically expressed it, the supernatural God was shown the door.

    Up until the end of the 19th century the dominance of materialism allowed socialists, communists, progressives, and like-minded despots to stir up the deluded and discontented masses. However, the spiritual will not be reduced to the material, thus by the end of the 19th century a rebound toward the opposite extreme--idealism-- began.

    Like it's materialist counterpart, idealism (pantheism/panentheism) is a one-dimensional view of reality. Reality is not physical matter but rather the Cosmic Mind, or perhaps Brahma, World Soul, or Void. Since all that exists is Universal Mind, then the material or physical dimension is illusion. Nor does the supernatural dimension and the personal God Who created men in His spiritual image exist.

    This way of thinking is captured by Orwell in his book, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” in which negation of the physical world is an integral part of the social and political philosophy of Big Brother and his despotic Party. At one stage in the book, Winston stumbles upon the shocking realization that,

    “…in the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later; the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy.” (Orwell, “The New Spirituality and its Hallmarks, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal, Vol. 30:4-31:1, 2007, p. 19)

    When the Thought Police agent O’Brien tortures Winston for “wrong thought” he states,

    “We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull. You will learn by degrees, Winston. There is nothing that we could not do. Invisibility, levitation---anything. I could float off this floor like a soap bubble if I wish to….You must get rid of these nineteenth-century ideas about the laws of Nature. We make the laws of Nature.”

    Big Brother is a pagan Hermetic magician in a long line of magicians going back to Ham in the post-flood world followed by Nimrod and the Egyptian magus Hermes Trismegistus, the early Christian-era Simon Magus and the Gnostic Valentinus, Eastern Tantric sages, Yogis, and god-men on through to Renaissance magicians such as Agrippa, and Paracelsus.

    As Big Brother is a pagan magician he holds to the oneness of existence. What this means to Big Brother is that since the universe is a self-creating, self-developing (evolving) living organism (i.e., Mind, Void, World Soul) consisting of interconnected parts (i.e., plants, animals, humans, land, cities, oceans) bound together by psychic energy then physical matter (human body, brain) and psychic energies are mutually transmutable.

    This was announced as the Grand Principle of Hermes Trismegistus and found expression in the teaching that everything that is high,

    ".....is equal to what is low, and everything low is equal to what is high.” (God and the Knowledge of Reality, Thomas Molnar, p. 82)

    Hermes formula means there is an absolute although hidden unity, a Great Chain of Being, between the lower world of physical matter and the higher astral realm of the impersonal world soul, the key of which lends to the magician incalculable powers when he earns how to acquire divine intellect.

    The Great Chain of Being corresponds to an interconnected hierarchy of different unseen dimensions or astral-planes within the impersonal mind of the World Soul comprising the habitations,

    “.....(of all) supernatural entities, the locale of gods and demons, the void where the thought-forms dwell, the region inhabited by spirits of the air and other elements, and the various heavens and hells with their angelic and demonic hosts…” (Beyond the Body: The Human Double and the Astral Planes, Benjamin Walker, 1974, pp. 117-118)

    With the help of spirits and occult rituals, magicians, gurus, tantric sages, etc.,

    “…believe that they can ‘rise on the planes’ and experience these regions in full awareness.” (ibid)

    During the Renaissance, Agrippa taught Hermes’s doctrine of cosmic unity and that with the help of the Magic Way the magician could spiritually ascend the Cosmic Tree to the world soul and make use of things such as deities, angels and other powers above.

    This was the core of Paracelsus’s teaching. Paracelsus held that since all that exists is matter 'down here' and psychic energy 'up there', then we are all “products of nature” and “children of the same vital and magic forces” meaning that there is a precise relationship between various organs of the human body and the “organs of the world” or astral bodies. Thus if the human soul is influenced by the astral bodies it in turn exerts a definite influence on the “world-soul.”(ibid, pp. 82-83)

    Western science was made possible by the very rational Christian worldview. But from the Renaissance through to our own time it has been incrementally infiltrated and finally captured by pagan irrationalism, first by idealism, then by materialism, and now by idealism again. And not only science but the entirety of the West's traditional Christian-based worldview, which is why every aspect of our obviously insane society is rocketing out of control.

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/11/2014 3:04:05 AM PST · 291 of 417
    spirited irish to hosepipe

    “This phrase should be used until it becomes threadbare...”

    Spirited: Agreed. However, it remains to be seen if whether most Americans really care about the truth. For many years concerned culture-watchers have been pointing to a lack of moral outrage on the part of most Americans toward the evils that have been over-taking our society for the past 60 years or so.

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/09/2014 4:25:57 PM PST · 270 of 417
    spirited irish to betty boop; MHGinTN; tacticalogic; Alamo-Girl; TXnMA; YHAOS; metmom; djf; Heartlander
    betty: What we seem increasingly to be finding nowadays is the cult of expertise, in the form of some kind of closed priesthood, that excoriates and tries to punish all non-comforming views. And such folks regard "the people" as generally ignorant, who wouldn't grasp the glories of what the high priests are working on anyway. So don't let them know what you're doing.

    Spirited: The following quotes and commentary will shed light on the situation described by betty:

    "I suppose the reason we leaped at the origin of species was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores," confessed Sir Julian Huxley, former president of UNESCO and grandson of Darwin's colleague Thomas Huxley. (Henry M. Morris, The Troubled Waters of Evolution, Creation-Life Publishers, 1974, p. 58)

    Of Darwin's theory that everything ascended (evolved) upward out of self-generated matter, the great Christian theologian Charles Spurgeon pointedly observed,

    "There is not a hair of truth upon this dog from its head to its tail, but it rends and tears the simple ones. In all its bearing upon scriptural truth, the evolution theory is in direct opposition to it. If God's Word be true, evolution is a lie." (Spurgeon, Hideous Discovery, July 25, 1886)

    Evolutionist Suzan Mazur seems to agree with Spurgeon. In her book, "The Altenberg 16: An Expose of the Evolution Industry" she looks at the rivalry in contemporary natural science surrounding attempts to discover the elusive process of evolution. Her book openly acknowledges the unresolvable problems surrounding evolution and natural selection and documents these concerns with statements from leading evolutionary scientists. Mazur comments:

    "A wave of scientists now questions natural selection's role, though fewer will publicly admit it." (p. 20, "Desperate attempts to discover 'the elusive process of evolution,' reviewed by Walter J. ReMine, Creation Ministries International)

    She describes evolutionary science as a modern day quest for the Holy Grail that is very much about posturing, salesmanship, stonewalling and bullying. It is a social discourse involving hypotheses of staggering complexity,

    "...with scientists, recipients of the biggest grants of any intellectuals, assuming the power of politicians while engaged in Animal House pie-throwing and name-calling..." (ibid)

    Evolution books are hyped like snake oil at a carnival:

    "Perhaps the most egregious display of commercial dishonesty is this year's celebration of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, the so-called theory of evolution by natural selection, i.e., survival of the fittest, a brand foisted on us 150 years ago." (ibid)

    Mazur admits that genes and natural selection have little to do with long-term changes in populations. Here she not only calls attention to the existing censorship against non-Darwinian ideas but tells us why it happens:

    "The commercial media is both ignorant of and blocks coverage of stories about non-centrality of the gene because its science advertising dollars come from the gene-centered Darwin industry. At the same time, the Darwin industry is also in bed with government, even as political leaders remain clueless about evolution. Thus, the public is unaware that its dollars are being squandered on funding of mediocre, middlebrow science or that its children are being intellectually starved as a result of outdated texts and unenlightened teachers." (Mazur, p. ix, ibid)

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/08/2014 9:08:57 AM PST · 258 of 417
    spirited irish to tacticalogic; betty boop
    Oops---Sorry about the congealed mess of the previous post!

    tacticalogic: "Kind of like the implications of delusion implied in "second reality"?

    Spirited: To begin at the beginning, your accusations against betty arose in reaction against her observations regarding the materialist worldview. Therefore, it is only on a shallow level that turning around my statement seems clever since you are in effect defending the nihilism of materialist assumptions. In other words, underlying your cleverness is nothing but arrogance.

    All worldviews begin with a religious declaration. The Biblical or Revealed Word perspective begins with, "In the beginning God created..." Evolutionary atheism begins with divinized man declaring, "In the beginning void, matter, and energy."

    Rather than the living, personal God, evolutionists prefer instead, void (abyss), matter, and energy. This is all there is, and despite that none of it lives or thinks, matter nevertheless thinks, chooses, is miraculously self-perfecting and Divine:

    "…matter itself continually attains to higher perfection under its own power, thanks to indwelling dialectic…the dialectical materialists attribution of 'dialectic' to matter confers on it, not mental attributes only, but even divine ones." (Dialectical Materialism, Gustav A. Wetter, 1977, p. 58)

    In explicitly religious language, the following neo-pagan religionist offers all praise, honor, and glory to his non-life bearing anti-human anti-creator:

    "We may regard the material and cosmic world as the supreme being, as the cause of all causes, as the creator of heaven and earth." (Vladimir Lenin quoted in Communism versus Creation, Francis Nigel Lee, 1969, p. 28)

    Now who is delusional? The man whose reality is defined by, and his hopes rest upon, the living, personal God, Creator of time, matter and energy and sustainer of life and being or the man whose 'reality' is defined by, and his hopes rest upon, non-life-bearing, mindless created stuff--- the 'alternative reality" of non-self?--- void (nothingness), matter, and energy?

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/08/2014 9:02:30 AM PST · 257 of 417
    spirited irish to tacticalogic

    Worldviews are always religiously held. Though evolutionary atheists like to believe that it is by “reason” that they adhere to the presuppositions, ideations, theories, etc. of which their worldview consists, like all believers, they hold to them religiously. Most in fact, are as zealous in their beliefs as are the most zealous of Muslims. Meaning their desire to enforce their beliefs, i.e., evolution, ranks with Muslim enforcers of Sharia. This is why evolutionary atheists murdered in excess of 160,000,000 during the 20th century.

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/08/2014 7:32:52 AM PST · 250 of 417
    spirited irish to tacticalogic; betty boop
    "Kind of like the implications of delusion implied in "second reality"?

    Spirited: To begin at the beginning, your accusations against betty arose in reaction against her observations regarding the materialist worldview. Therefore, it is only on a shallow level that turning around my statement seems clever since you are in effect defending the nihilism of materialist assumptions. In other words, underlying your cleverness is nothing but arrogance.

    All worldviews begin with a religious declaration. The Biblical or Revealed Word perspective begins with, "In the beginning God created..." Evolutionary atheism begins with divinized man declaring, "In the beginning void, matter, and energy." Rather than the living, personal God, evolutionists prefer instead, void (abyss), matter, and energy. This is all there is, and despite that none of it lives or thinks, matter nevertheless thinks, chooses, is miraculously self-perfecting and Divine: "…matter itself continually attains to higher perfection under its own power, thanks to indwelling dialectic…the dialectical materialists attribution of 'dialectic' to matter confers on it, not mental attributes only, but even divine ones." (Dialectical Materialism, Gustav A. Wetter, 1977, p. 58) In explicitly religious language, the following neo-pagan religionist offers all praise, honor, and glory to his non-life bearing anti-human anti-creator: "We may regard the material and cosmic world as the supreme being, as the cause of all causes, as the creator of heaven and earth." (Vladimir Lenin quoted in Communism versus Creation, Francis Nigel Lee, 1969, p. 28) Now who is delusional? The man whose reality is defined by, and his hopes rest upon, the living, personal God, Creator of time, matter and energy and sustainer of life and being or the man whose 'reality' is defined by, and his hopes rest upon, non-life-bearing, mindless created stuff--- the 'alternative reality" of non-self?--- void (nothingness), matter, and energy?

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/08/2014 6:43:31 AM PST · 248 of 417
    spirited irish to tacticalogic
    tl to betty: For someone who’s supposedly above materialism, you seem curiously fixated on material theory.

    Spirited: In other words, betty's 'curious fixation' implies some-sort of 'mental health' problem.

    The method utilized by all people who are offended by higher truth, meaning, purpose, and moral constraints invariably consists of the charge of insanity. They routinely level this hideous charge against anyone who poses a threat to their inflated sense of self. The self-confessed Big Liar, Hitler, always charged truth-tellers with insanity.

    The Soviet Union and Hitler's Third Reich were criminal enterprises---hell's on earth-- run for the benefit of the criminally-minded. Among common denominators of both earthly hells were: hatred of God, Darwinism, neo-paganism (i.e., materialism), mental hygiene, political correctness, sexual perversions, and brutal human experimentation under the banner of science (magic science).

  • If ID Theorists Are Right, How Should We Study Nature?

    02/08/2014 3:13:24 AM PST · 246 of 417
    spirited irish to betty boop; Heartlander; Alamo-Girl; tacticalogic; metmom

    “Apologists for MM provide a number of supporting rationales. It is claimed that design: is objectionably unobservable, violates a ‘publicity’ condition on scientific evidence, precludes general, law-based explanation, is a ‘science stopper’, is an argument from ignorance, fails to provide a mechanism, is ‘intractable’, is not ‘controllable’, is empirically sterile, makes no practical difference to science, and, in any case, has been decisively refuted.”

    Spirited: These are the brazen lies of con-artists-—men who hate God and blame Him for the evils of this world. It is not that design does not exist, everyone can see that it does, but that unscrupulous, intellectually arrogant self- worshippers manipulate our perception of reality (mind control) in order to force us to exist in a false reality void of morality, truth, meaning and purpose.

    In the former Soviet Union such people had the absolute power over life and death that permitted them to force their false reality onto everyone else. Here in America, anyone who poses a threat to the power they exert through imposition of false reality is mercilessly whipped with the help of our compliant media with a cat ‘o nine of cruel ridicule, mockery, and accusations of hatred, intolerance and insanity in order to cause other people to shun them.

    In the Soviet Union, truth-tellers were killed. Here they must be destroyed via psychological terror.