July 15, 2018

Still Waiting for that Next Ice Age

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Before I get to the subject of this article, a bit of (mostly) unrelated fun stuff. Did you know that YouTube has quite a few big-name movies and television shows? We can only guess if they reverted to public domain (some have), or the copyright owners really do not care that movies like Seven Days in May (1964, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Frederic March, Ava Gardner, and other big stars) are free to the public on YouTube. Someone mentioned a video that seemed interesting, so I tried something.

Using my Android smart phone and the YouTube app, I found the video. Then I used the connection to send it to my new friend, Roku, so I could watch it on the television device. Worked mighty fine. Apparently, since the phone and Roku are on the same WiFi network and don't have to be in the same room, the phone doesn't act like a server, so I'm not losing much battery power. When the video was over, it began to advance to the next one in the playlist on my TV. The phone app was where I had left it, and the phone was into standby, power saver, or whatever it is when it goes dark. I am not a professional, and you can try this at home.


Before the global warming/climate change propaganda, secular scientists were guaranteeing a coming ice age.
Credit for this cool picture goes to Jason VanDorsten at Freeimages
And now for our feature attraction.

Before the politically-motivated global climate change craze, replete with cherry-picked data, misrepresentation, and even fraud, the term was global warming. Some tinhorns will point to warm spells as "evidence" for it, but conveniently ignore snowfall in the Sahara Desert, as that interferes with their propaganda. Did Bill Nye have excuses for that Sahara snow thing? According to leftist Washington, DC council member Trayon White, climate change is caused by the Jews. He should get in touch with the Iranian general who also blames them, but for different reasons. No reason to dismiss the claims if they fit the narrative, right? We don't need no stinkin' reality, we got propaganda!

 Before global warming, the big scare (although less profitable for globalists and other leftists) was the coming ice age.




The difference in the two extremes of pseudoscience is a matter of degrees. 180 of them. Really? All those "facts" can change so much in such a short time? Not hardly! If I recollect rightly, global warming fanatics were embarrassed when they were reminded that the next ice age was popular in pseudoscience, so they went from calling it global warming to global climate change to hedge their bets.

Alan Landsburg was an author and movie maker with a fondness for the sensational odd stuff. He did things on ancient astronauts, the Bermuda Triangle, magic, monsters, and other things. Some of his movies began with "In Search Of..." Then he was involved in making a television series by the name, In Search Of..., narrated by Leonard Nimoy.

The video that I had fun streaming to the television was "In Search Of...The Coming Ice Age". It sounded all sciencey, with a plenty of things to scare people. Scientists said that the next ice age is coming, there is no doubt, and is already beginning. Katie, bar the door! Oh, wait. She moved to Panama or something.

Interestingly, support for the coming ice apocalypse included some of the same circular reasoning and techniques used today to frighten and tax us with global climate change. Deceived sheeple seem to be willing to pay taxes.

The unreliable ice core method calibrated by the fundamentally flawed Milankovitch Cycles made an appearance in the video. (I'll let Haywire the Stalker, uneducated as he is but still an expert in theology, astronomy, geology, biology, and everything else, well, he can refute this article — including the references.) Secular assumptions about millions of years were also prominent. There were assertions about multiple ice ages millions of years ago, but those left out the fact that secular scientists cannot account for any ice age forming and then going away, let alone, happening several times. Truth, logic, Scripture, and science indicate that there was only one Ice Age, and that was a result of the Genesis Flood.

Although I could not stand to watch this 15-minute video through because of even worse assumptions and incoherent presentation, some jaspers want the best of both worlds: global warming and an ice age. It's useful to watch if you want some exercises in spotting bad logic, or if you'd like to exercise your face by making incredulous expressions.

Earth has warming and cooling periods. It does that. I think that big hot ball in the sky has a big effect on the whole shootin' match, too.  Although secularists reject science and Scripture out of hand that challenges their presuppositions, there is a Creator who is in control, he has a plan that he has made known in the Bible. The global warming will happen in a big way (2 Peter 3:10).



July 3, 2018

In the Maelstrom of Twitter Atheists

A few thoughts and observations on dealing with swarms of atheists on Twitter. Lots of anger, hatred, and bigotry from them, but not so much in the way of rational thinking.

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

I wanted to share some observations and thoughts with y'all on being drawn into the maelstrom of disarticulated atheopathy on Twitter. Although Twitter increased its limit for texts and made some other modifications, I find it very difficult to have a decent conversation on there. Not only because of the limits, but other people tend to get involved. Don't get me started on the cesspool of YouTube comments, except that meaningful exchanges are rare.

Especially atheists, who swarm like piranhas. It's the digital version of schoolyard bullying, where they gang up to ridicule Christians and creationists. (Side note: Chris Plante dislikes the word bullying, preferring harassment and other accurate phrases. I use it because it shows the childish nature of village atheists on teh interweb.) They were as prideful and irrational as Haywire the Stalker (who has been defeated by me, and others, numerous times, but still spews venom). Since Twitter allows multiple anonymous accounts, these keyboard warriors were free to indulge in excessive profanity and persecution. Come to think of it, internet atheists like Haywire, the Twitter and YouTube blackguards, other "New Atheists" — they're the intellectual and moral equivalent of MS-13, but more feckless. Perhaps if I knew their real names, I could send each one a fruit basket. Better yet, a magnet with The Question Evolution Project on it.

Someone tagged me in a post on Twitter, and I saw that I was included in a group that had been "pegged". How nice, it looks like someone has the others and me all figured out. I gave a reply. Replies came back to me in droves — one time, I the indicator said I had 99+ notifications after a few hours. It just happened again:



It gets confusing because I'm included in exchanges that I was not a part of, and have no idea what is happening with them. However, I did grab this morning's screenshot (July 3, 2018, just after 5 AM) and put it below the video at the end of the article.

Well, I have to admit that taunted them for their bigotry and logical failings. I think some were shocked that a st00pid dumb Xtian dared to stand up to The Mighty Atheists™. Of course, I was not allowed to be "right" about anything of consequence due to their egos and fragile faith-based positions (it's who they are and what they do), but the Creator they deny knows.

As I have said somewhere, if internet atheists were stricken so they could not use logical fallacies, they would have nothing to say. To go further, if they were stricken less drastically, such as from using ad hominem attacks, the genetic fallacy, and straw men, their speech would be curtailed by three quarters. Atheism is incoherent, relying on arbitrary assertions, manipulation, bad logic, a fanatical commitment to Scientism, redefinitions (for example, it has not always been "lack of belief"), putting words in people's mouths and demanding a defense of a position not held or stated, and more. Also, the category error was there: "Prove to me empirically that God exists". What color litmus paper do I use, Skippy? 

Like Haywire the Stalker, these sidewinders have uniformity of non-thought, and a certain degree of predictability. While they have exceptional arrogance and hypocrisy, internet atheists are actually quite boring.



Something I think is a combination of the genetic fallacy and an ad hominem was to attack someone because he apparently lives in a mobile home or a trailer park. (Indeed, I played with the "Location" setting on some weblog posts and put myself in a trailer park. Someone referred to me as "trailer park boy". Good troll took the bait.) A person's domicile is not a legitimate reason to reject his views, you savvy?

You can read about some of the fallacies, many with examples, in the list of "Logic Lessons".

Anyway, I remember someone saying that, in a group setting, he would ask for one representative and deal with them one-on-one. I don't think that's possible on Twitter. Like YouTube, Twitter is mostly a waste of time. I may have to block a number of them, because my stream was so cluttered with their feculent rants, I could not see legitimate comments, questions, and responses from decent folks.

Haywire and other internet atheists need to each drink a glass of dihydrogen monoxide and settle their ownselves down.

Annotated screenshots might be helpful, but mockers will not be convinced, and others probably know what I'm talking about. Besides, it would take a passel of time, and I have creation science work to do.

I wanted to share this and perhaps let people know what they could be up against on Twitter. Internet atheists hate God and his people, and less vicious atheists don't police their own kind, saying, "Hey, that's not cool!" Ninety percent of atheists give the rest a bad name, you know. Interesting that they seek their identities and purposes in life attacking the God they claim does not exist. Read Romans 1:18-32. Note that "God gave them over", and the list of evil actions as well as the fact that they approve of others who also practice wickedness. I had some interactions, and agree with others that this is casting pearls before swine (Matt. 7:6). They need to repent before their eternity is sealed (Heb. 9:27), but I think they, like Haywire who called God a liar, prefer to increase in hatred.





June 5, 2018

More Leftist Activism from the Secular Science Industry

Something that I have discussed here, at Piltdown Superman, and elsewhere, is that scientists are people. They are not the unbiased seekers of knowledge and purveyors of truth that many people imagine. Instead, they have the same foibles, passions, tendencies toward avarice, altruism, and the same things that us reg'lar folk have. This includes using science for political agendas.


Credit: NPS Photo by Kristen Lalumiere
Most scientists in the secular science industry work from atheistic, naturalistic presuppositions, and are blind to their own biases. Since they believe in slime-to-sidewinder evolution, secularists tend to have a low view of humanity. They know that people have that unrealistic view of scientists as mentioned earlier, and use Scientism as a manipulative technique. After all, people "think" with their emotions instead of using reason far too often. (Why do you think people believe the fake news and "consensus science" nonsense saturating the global climate change movement?) So, they use the guise of science to foist their leftist views on the populace.

We may very well end up with an atheistic ideal of civilization before Jesus returns for the Judgement. However, don't be disunderstanding me. I am not saying that all secular scientists are evil galoots who want to make a secularistic world power, and are actively deceiving people. No, many are doing what they think is best, but their starting point is dreadfully wrong.
Many individual scientists honestly pursue truth, but the institutions of science (universities, media and lobbyists) push a unilateral anti-conservative, progressive agenda.

Name any political issue that has a conservative side and a liberal side. Without exception, you will find Big Science promoting the liberal, leftist, progressive side. Why is that? Is it because the facts always align with leftism? Look at these recent examples and decide.
To read the rest, click on "Big Science Has Become a Political Machine".

May 30, 2018

Science as a Manipulative Technique

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

First, a side note before I commence do be writing the actual article. It was eleven years ago today that I started this, my first weblog. Then, as now, it is a sort of general purpose thing. But back then, it had a great deal of political material and things that were dreadful (many of which have been removed). Although I still do some political things, I also post material on theology, refuting atheism, and some odds and ends. My main weblogs are Evolutionary Truth by Piltdown Superman and Biblical Creation and Evangelism. Also, I've been filling in for the owner of Radaractive. Those three are the weblogs that are updated the most often. Quite a contrast from when this one started.


Atheistic interpretations of science are made into the religion of Scientism.
Credit: CSIRO / David McClenaghan (CC BY 3.0)
As I have written in several places, some folks (especially atheists) believe that "science" is something special, even deserving of special consideration and privileges. They make science into an infallible entity — a demigod — that seeks the truth. In this case, the scientists are erroneously viewed as dispassionate and honest about data. They are just as human as you and I, old son, and they operate from their own presuppositions, just like biblical creationists. 

The adoration of scientists and science itself is a de facto religion called Scientism (see "Scientism, a Religion of Atheism" and "Scientism, Heal Thyself" for more). Many atheistic adherents of Scientism try to horswoggle us by pretending to be smarter than they are (which is only smart enough to be incredibly dishonest), insisting that the Genesis Flood is fiction, biblical creationists are liars or just plain stupid, putting words in our mouths, railing against side issues ("false thesis" fallacy), and so on. They seek to silence us through ridicule and defamation since they cannot rationally deal with the topics at hand. All this because they do not really know the nature of science, and that it is a tool, not a lifestyle, nor is it to be used to intimidate, bully, and manipulate people who reject atheism and Darwinism.

We are sometimes told that creationists are wrong because you cannot question science. That'll be the day! Some of us think for ourselves instead of bowing down to the alter of atheistic interpretations of science. Critical thinking is lacking in the secular science industry and in the minds of atheopaths. It can be your friend. Get your ownselves introduced sometime. The ultimate source of truth and logic is Jesus Christ.


May 12, 2018

Bad Marx for Communist Adoration

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

On May the Fifth, the 200th anniversary of the birth of atheist Sith Karl Marx was celebrated. Communism, its ugly kid sister Socialism, and other leftist systems are responsible for the deaths of millions of people. Many freedoms, especially speech and religion, are devastated under such rulers. China paid for a statue of Marx to be set up in Germany, the place of his birth.


Despite the murders and failures of communism and similar regimes, some people are trying to idolize Karl Marx

Everywhere these systems have been established, they have failed. Amazingly, people like failed US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders lauded Venezuela and other South American countries. China has a pretense of communism and forces atheism, but its economic system is a strange hybrid with capitalism. Most of us know that the communist Soviet Union (a "workers' paradise") collapsed, and North Korea is another communist police state that was propped up by the USSR. Even though most of communism collapsed and the ideology fell into some disrepute, it remained popular in academia.

Karl Marx was an atheist who set up communism as a materialistic worldview as well as an economic system. He praised Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life as the working of his own philosophies according to natural sciences. A few years after Darwin's book came out, Das Kapital (Capital: Critique of Political Economy) was published.

Marx replaced the gospel with his own worldview. Darwinism and materialism were used instead of creation, sin became the oppression of the dissatisfied worker, the redemption of Jesus Christ became violent revolution to control the economy. The truth in the Bible was given substitutes, and a new religion without God was formed. See how that works?

I believe a good part of the problem is that people want something for nothing. Politicians tell people what they want to hear, and appeals to power and money are effective. They want redistribution of wealth, or even money for nothing. The workers (or even non-workers) are given the illusion of control. As for the academics, they do not learn very well, even those who have lived through such totalitarian years. They also forget that communists imprison or execute intellectuals.

This is another article that was inspired by an episode of The Briefing by Dr. Albert Mohler. I strongly recommend that you listen to/download the May 8, 2018 podcast or read the transcript. Also, you may wish to read "The Darwinian Foundation of Communism". 

Say bye bye, Bernie and Bill.

April 16, 2018

Zuckerberg, Hate Speech, and Congress


by Cowboy Bob Sorensen


Mr. Markie Goes to Congress

As you probably know, Facebook is having some difficulties. Because of the data scandals, their stock is plummeting, and people are quitting it — including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Do some searching for "reasons to quit Facebook", and you'll see that warnings are not only sounding now, but have been for years.

He offered his standard apology, but people are not expecting much. It didn't mean much before, after all.

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Mark Zuckerberg had himself a little discussion with the US House and Senate. It's not just about selling information, but about discrimination, censorship, and hate speech. Fazebook has a reputation for allowing terrorist speech (here is one report), then they get on the prod and slap down non-leftists (here is an example, his campaign was "shocking and offensive"). Two black women (I know they're two black women, they keep telling us this) who go by the name of Diamond and Silk, had their Page taken down. There was a great deal of publicity, and it is back up now. Just a coincidence? No, I don't think so.

Zuckerberg said that hate speech is "linguistically nuanced". Sounds like a four-bit term, but it actually has no meaning. My take on it is that this term is like "hate speech", vague and to be manipulated for someone's convenience. In Facebook's case, censoring Christians, Israelis, and non-leftists.

Interesting that Bookface is selling information, but is not all that concerned with fake names. I've reported obviously false information, such as some jasper that had a profile icon and name that sounded like he was out of the killer robot from outer space franchise. Others were equally outrageous, even deliberately offensive to Christians and creationists. Same old story:
Thanks for your report - you did the right thing by letting us know about this. We looked over the profile you reported, and though it doesn't go against one of our specific Community Standards, we understand that the profile or something they shared may still be offensive to you. We want to help you avoid things you don't want to see on Facebook.
And so on. I have also reported hardcore sex video clips, hate speech, and more. Bookface allows stuff that decent people abhor, but hypocritically bridles or bans decent people. Facebook is run by leftists, which is well known.

You know that raid on Trump's lawyer (violating attorney-client privilege)? Maybe they could have saved time by asking Markie.


I Have a Fake Name...

...and my real one (which you won't find). There is a very long story, but I'll have to tell some of it. In the midst of using the service, I was suddenly shut down. (No prior disciplinary actions against me, either, so it's not like I made one too many bad moves.) I had to prove I was old enough! What brought this on, I had no idea at the time. After showing my ID, I was still shut down. Why? They can't tell me "for security reasons". After testing with other names and where I used them (such as commenting in a certain atheopath group), I reluctantly agreed with the assessment of others: one or more angry atheists who is in power (or has friends in power) on Fazebook wanted me silenced. That's what they do when they cannot deal with logic. However, I kept The Question Evolution Project going. Atoms-to-atheopath evolution is foundational to atheism, you know.


Slapped Down for Alleged Hate Speech

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, I was logged out of Facebook by the Powers That Be. Seems that something posted at The Question Evolution Project was deemed "hate speech", and removed. It was a repost of an article called "Stopped in Time: Another Atheist Killing Spree". Let's take a gander at the notice:


Used according to  federal copyright law, Fair Use doctrine, for educational purposes (click for full size)
Let's see now... checking their rules, was it about...
  • Race? No.
  • Ethnicity? Not unless "atheist" is an ethnicity, so, no.
  • Sexual orientation? No.
  • Gender? No.
  • Disability? Aside from mental and spiritual disabilities, no.
  • Religious affiliation? Waitaminnit.
Your typical village atheist claims that atheism is a "lack of belief" in God, spirits, and the like, and not a religion, but that's all we have left. So, Fazebook is declaring atheism as a religion! Actually, despite the denials of adherents, atheism most definitely is a religion. But Bookface is unlikely to know that.

The atheopath who reported my "hate speech" later bragged about it, and blamed me that his own anti-Christian, anti-creationist Page was removed. I don't have that power, and he has done quite a few things to upset many people. 


Facebook's Future Relevance

When I responded to their replies of, "Nuh uh, nothing wrong with that obviously fake name or with the blatant anti-Christian obscenities you reported", I told them that they are not too big to fail. Facebook could become as relevant tomorrow as MySpace is today. People are leaving Fazebook for alternatives, or even nothing at all. 

I have no idea how many warnings from people and even the law that Zuckerberg and his ilk are going to ignore. If they change their ways, there is a chance to salvage Facebook. But I think the damage has been done, and they are spiraling downward.

Below is a video by Chris Plante, syndicated talk show host out of WMAL. He's my favorite commentator. This was edited for the main parts. (If you want the fun and information from the original three-hour show, complete with news and commercials, click here.) I respect Chris. I do not respect Zuckerberg or Facebook a whole lot.



April 8, 2018

Dealing with Persecution

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Although some sidewinders try to deny it, persecution of Christians is increasing in Western nations. Some professing Christians think that they are promised a life of giddy happiness, but we should expect persecution (1 Peter 4:12-14, Matt. 5:10-12, Matt. 24:9, John 15:20, 2 Tim. 3:12) , and we've had to deal with it since the beginning.


Christians are facing persecution, and it is increasing
Credit: Pixabay / Gerd Altmann
Some of the persecution is nonviolent, having to do with having our rights to freedom of religion and free speech eroded. We also have to deal with bullying, defamation, misrepresentation, criminal cyberstalking, and so on. Reports of direct, personal violence against Christians, such as this one, are more frequent.

Do you know the origin of the word persecution? We got it from the French, who in turn got it from the Latin. It means to follow with hostility. Some make a point of following us on the Web, then lying about us on forums, weblogs, harassment on our own social media accounts, and so on. (One poltroon complained about being "talked about behind is back" on weblogs and such, even though he was not named. Then he did the same thing by maligning Christians by name on atheopath sites. He's blind to his hypocrisy. But what do you expect from someone who calls God a liar?) It's interesting that follow has taken on a new meaning with the internet, since you can follow people on social media.

Atheists and anti-creationists get on the prod and attack Christians and biblical creationists with unfathomably bad logic and terrible science. They also like to pretend that they are trained psychologists. Instead, they are plagiarists of Wikipedia and atheistic propaganda clearinghouses, trying to build up their egos and justify their rebellion against God.

When standing up to them, Christians often encounter accusations of the "Dunning-Krueger Effect", which is essentially saying that atheists are smarter than us because they see how stupid we are, and we cannot see it. Similarly, when we point out their errors in logic or how they do not understand certain aspects of science, they accuse us of projection, which is a defense mechanism found in paranoid people. Basically, a person "projects" his or her feelings onto someone else, often anger or blame.

Related to those is when we point out the realities of persecution, even providing links to news stories, atheopaths brush it off and accuse us of being "paranoid". That is a dismissal of the reality of the situation (often by those doing the persecution), and moving the goalposts so that the Christian is at fault. (Folks like that like to attack the person instead of dealing with concepts.) Last I knew, paranoia is supposed to be diagnosed by trained professionals, and not by anonymous, uneducated people who are doing the persecuting. I suggest that they get examinations and treatment, and they should check for paranoia, the Dunning-Krueger Effect, and projection within themselves.

I did things a bit backward on this article. That follows below is a video by the late Adrian Rogers, "How to Prepare for Persecution". The material I wrote above is probably nothing that Dr. Rogers experienced, since he died in 2005. This message was in a series on the book of Revelation, but it is a good stand-alone sermon. Below the video is a link to the MP3 if you don't cotton' to watching the video.



MP3 direct download, click here.

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