October 31, 2018

Protestants, Atheists, and Science

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

There is a picture of a young guy with a beginner's mustache, glasses, and he has one eyebrow raised. His shirt is printed, "I'm an atheist debate me". The caption reads, "Atheism A Religion People Join to Appear Smarter". Although it has been given many captions, I like this older one the most. You can see it here if you like, the one I'm talking about should be at the top. Anti-creationists get rambunctious with it, but I believe the original picture is a parody of atheists' attitudes.

Atheists pretend to be smarter than Christians, but reality shows otherwise.
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The majority of American atheists are younger males and white. The caption about "appear smarter" is especially fitting, as many atheopaths are trolling the web, trying to impress others with their genius. They get upset when we point out their poor logic, and frequently display their ignorance, such as in a 3-on-3 debate that I wrote about. Professing atheists today are not too likely to do their thing and let us do our thing. No, atheo-fascists want us silenced, mein Herr. (Regular readers have seen my reports of blind hatred from a criminal cyberstalkers.) The great irony that they miss is when they claim that they are more intelligent than "theists" by virtue of being atheists, they are demonstrating fallacious thinking! Many times, these Mighty Atheists™ display their super powers, but only demonstrate poor logic, narcissism, and bigotry.

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Atheists have extreme faith in their religion. By denying that atheism is a religion because they reject a deity, they are ignoring definitions of religion. (Ironically, they have their own naturalistic miracles for their worldview) Also, they build a straw man argument by using the hoary canard that "faith is believing in something you know isn't true". R.C. Sproul wrote
The first assertion that faith is rational means that faith is intelligible. It is not absurd or illogical. If biblical revelation were absurd and irrational, it would be utterly unintelligible and meaningless. The content of the Bible cannot pierce the soul of a sentient creature without first going through the mind. It was Augustine who declared that faith without evidence is credulity. At this point we understand that though faith is rational, it is also reasonable. Biblical faith does not call people to crucify their intellect or take irrational leaps of faith into the darkness with the hope that Christ will catch us. Rather we are called to leap out of the darkness and into the light. 
God requires us to have faith (Habakkuk 2:4, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Hebrews 11:6). Cowboy up and realize that God does not require his people to do stupid things. Faith is real and important, and has nothing in common with the way professing atheists portray it, you savvy?

Some people say that they want to raise their children with no religious input and "let them decide for themselves". Congratulations, you just told your children that there is no ultimate truth, and that philosophies are like choosing hats. I was recently told about someone in her 20s who recently visited a church for the first time. Her parents were "not religious", but by their lifestyle, they were still influencing their children. 

You will also hear, "I don't believe in religion, I believe in science!" Science is a tool, and a philosophy for interpreting data. It is based on one's worldview. Atheists begin with materialism and see evidence for evolution, and Bible-believing Christians see evidence that supports Scripture that tells us about our Creator. Going beyond materialism and into human experience on the spiritual level, there are no atheists, only those who suppress the truth (Romans 1:18-23). 

If you've noticed, atheists as a whole are not the ones spearheading disaster relief efforts, building hospitals or schools, or anything else. Sure, individual atheists contribute to science and society, but the heavy lifting is done by Christians. Today is Reformation Day because when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenburg door, the Reformation "officially" started. Actually, it had been in the making for some time before, and continued afterward. Luther promoted public education.

It is interesting that Protestants have more interest in having science in their lives than atheists, and display more logical thinking! Well, that was the case in the past more so than now, because of the secularization and Islamization of various nations. Today, state education systems are indoctrination centers for atheism and evolution, but people are not learning the truth, nor are they learning critical thinking.

Now we come to an article I strongly recommend: "Who’s Got Logical Reasoning? Protestants, Not Atheists".


October 22, 2018

Atheists Spread the Bruno Science Lie

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Seems to me that it is human nature to like to find people or read statements that agree with our existing opinions. When people deny facts in favor of their opinions (such as, "My little Johnny would never rustle cattle!" when the varmint was caught red handed), that is a problem. Changing the facts to fit an opinion or a narrative is lying, and that's a natural fact. That's a big problem. Atheists are generally known for lying, and one of their favorites lies is about "The Church hates science". In this case, the false legend built up about Giordano Bruno.

One of the falsehoods spread by atheists to demonize Christianity is that Giordano Bruno was killed because he was a scientist

Recently, a rider from the Owlhoot Trail spread a claim from atheistic dogma that Giordano Bruno "was killed by the Church for daring to believe and expand upon the heliocentric model, he dared to state that the Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around, and that there were more planets than just the Earth and the other Solar System based planets out there". Absolutely false. 

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His remark was in response to a short video posted at The Question Evolution Project regarding falsehoods circulated about the Middle Ages. Such a claim ignores history and how universities were invented back then, plus the fact that great scientists (many of them were creationists) began important studies. Indeed, the atheopath dismissed the entirety of the video. Obviously, it contained truth that was threatening to his fundamentally flawed worldview.

Let's take that a bit further. This pusillanimous attack is used to demonize Catholicism and especially Christianity in general, and to support the presupposition that Christianity as a whole is wicked. If that's the case, then to be consistent and honorable, we must discard all of the sciences, art, and other accomplishments that began in the Middle Ages. For that matter, discard everything invented by Christians — especially creationists — because we're bad people.

Creation Ministries International touched on the Bruno thing when they were exposing the numerous falsehoods in the newer version of Cosmos. Since people like that are fond of using the genetic fallacy to avoid facing the facts, we need to go somewhere else. (I'll allow that the CMI article was not thorough on the Bruno section, but that was not their intention.) How about if we take a look at something completely different: history for atheists, written by an atheist?

Tim O'Neill makes me want to weep. He is intelligent, articulate, pleasant, and the kind of guy I'd like to hang around with. The noetic effect of sin that affects the thinking of those who reject God does not seem to have fouled him up yet. I hope and pray that he will humble himself and submit to Jesus Christ for salvation. There is still hope for that.

Mr. O'Neill points out that the claims made about Bruno were not based on historical records but (in my words) Atheistic Clearinghouses of Disinformation. The stuff is propaganda and has no  support. Bruno was not a scientist, but a mystic who happened to use science on occasion. In fact, it's clear that he was a nut.

Some angry misotheists claim that Isaac Newton was a mystic, so his biblical creation beliefs are negated. They should reject the laws of motion and his studies of gravity as well. O'Neill points out that many of the Medieval scientists had a mystical bent, but unlike Giordano Bruno, they were indeed practicing actual science. Bruno was not executed for being a scientist. He was executed for being a heretic, like other people of that time who spread wild-eyed beliefs, and opposed the political powers that be.

To see how Tim examines the history, including the culture of the time and related procedures, I strongly recommend clicking on "The Great Myths 3: Giordano Bruno was a Martyr for Science".


October 16, 2018

Zoroaster and Monotheism

As a kid, I liked watching Zoroaster, as portrayed by Guy Williams. He wore a mask, fought for justice in Spanish California, and slash a Z with his sword —

"No, Cowboy Bob! You're thinking of Zorro!"

Oh, right. I was wondering why he started a religion over yonder, in Persia and India.

Now it's time to stop playing with words and get serious. The history of Zoroaster (Zarathustra, and other names) is controversial, and is generally considered to have lived long before Jesus. Some two-bit tinhorns say that Christianity stole concepts from Zoroastrianism and Mithraism, but examinations of source documents show that such is not the case.

Zoroaster began a religion that has some similarities with Christianity.
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Zoroastrianism is considered monotheistic, but that is not entirely accurate because. They have a God, but also have an immortal counterpart for evil. Christianity does not have Satan as God's equal, but as a created being who turned evil and is defeated at the end. Their god, Ahura Mazda, was a creator, but there are very distinct differences between that creation account and the true creation found in Genesis.

Stories of the Genesis Flood that are spread all over the world and many still have elements of the true account, and people most likely carried some form of the narrative with them after the dispersal at Babel. Not only are people born with a knowledge that God exists, but I suspicion that some semblance of accounts of the one true God were dispersed as well. That may explain some similarities between religions. Also, it is likely that later versions of Mithraism and Zoroastrianism borrowed from Christianity.

Y'all might be wondering why I'm posting something about this obscure Eastern religion. One reason is to challenge the foolish claim that Christianity stole from Zoroastrianism. Another one is because the religion may seem obscure in the West, but is has very many adherents in India, Iran, and other places. Also, there are mixtures of cultural religions and Zoroastrianism, and even some modifications of Islam. Don't be surprised if those folks moving in next door have some shades of this religion. They need Jesus too.
The early history of Zoroastrianism is much in dispute. The religion was founded by Zoroaster, but it is not certain when he lived, where he lived or how much of later Zoroastrianism came from him. Tradition puts him in western Iran in the sixth century BC, a little earlier than the Buddha in India, but it is now thought that he lived in northeastern Iran, in the area on the borders of modern Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. An alternate theory dates him much earlier, somewhere from 1700 to 1500 BC, and places him in the plains of central Asia, perhaps before the first groups of Aryans moved south from the plains into Iran and India.
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This religion obviously has aspects similar to Christianity and may have been influenced by events from Genesis forward as they were passed down from generation to generation.
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Regardless, Zoroastrianism is considered one of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions — the doctrine or belief that there is only one God. However, while Zoroastrians say they believe there is one supreme God whom they call Ahura Mazda, they also recognize another immortal deity, known as Angra Mainyu, who represents the epitome of evil. So using the traditional definition of monotheism, many religious scholars would say it is more accurate to describe this religion as polytheistic. 
As Christians, it is important to understand that when God created us in His image, He wrote monotheism into our “spiritual DNA.” In helping us to understand this reality, the Apostle Paul explains in the first two chapters of the book of Romans that the existence of only one true God is evident to everyone in one of two ways.
To read the rest (it's a bit long, but very interesting), click on "World Religions and Cults: Zoroastrianism".


October 3, 2018

Darwinists Hating Trump over Ban on Fetal Tissue

The secular science industry has been riding for the leftist brand, and they are galloping faster toward the precipice. They have been promoting leftist causes at an increasing rate. Leftists have been having tantrums about the election of Donald Trump, and even had a failed "March for Science", (which was an early indication of just how far left the secular science establishment has been going). 

Some Conservatives have been pleasantly surprised by Trump. Not only because Hillary Clinton will never be president of the United States, ever, but because Trump has actually been keeping some promises. This includes steps toward protecting unborn children, which includes canceling a contract between the government and a fetal tissue lab.

The secular science industry is becoming involved in leftist activism. They are upset that Donald Trump has interfered with their use of aborted children.
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Ethically-impaired leftists in the secular science industry want to continue to do research on aborted babies. After all, they're already dead, so who are they hurting? Sure, those sidewinders are being consistent with their evolutionary worldview, but they are still wrong. Some people still value human life for now, until we hear the cry, "Soylent Green is people!"
Darwinism cheapens human life. Here’s a huge societal debate about the consequences.
The Trump administration has launched a “sweeping review” of fetal tissue use, reports Nature. It cancelled a contract between the government and a fetal tissue lab, and will review all forthcoming requests by scientists to engage in fetal tissue research.
Pro-life leaders are exhilarated. It’s about time, they think, three years after the Center for Medical Progress shocked the public with undercover videos of Planned Parenthood showing blatant disregard for human life and for U.S. law, treating baby body parts like junk for sale. In David Daleiden’s speech at the Values Voter Summit 2018, he shares some of the videos and describes California’s attacks on CMP, where a pro-abortion judge is still refusing to allow many more hours of video to be released for viewing by the public. The videos showed that Planned Parenthood’s top officials had even approved the manipulation of abortion procedures so that ‘scientists’ could get the choice cuts undamaged. Nature is unhappy – not with Planned Parenthood, but with the Trump administration! The article begins with straightforward journalistic reporting, but ends with its customary anti-conservative subtext.
To read the rest, click on "Darwinists Unhappy About Trump Fetal-Tissue Ban".  Also, you may be interested in Dr. Mohler's segment (to read or download the audio) in this August 2017 episode of The Briefing, "The worldview of Scientism and the commodification of aborted fetuses".

September 18, 2018

The Secular Science Industry and Gender Confusion

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

It is indeed unfortunate that people have a love-hate relationship with the secular science industry. Because of numerous errors and even outright fraud, people are getting mighty suspicious about science. However, people also tend to look to scientists as our saviors, which is a horrendous mistake because scientists are human, and have the same vices as most other folks.


Secular science joins in with political movements, even at the point of denying science itself.
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We have seen that the secular science industry is nowhere near impartial, and they ride for the leftist brand. This includes participating in leftist activism. As time goes on, these scientists are indulging in political correctness and supporting "gender dysphoria", which is a medically dangerous practice — as well as defying science and the God who created us.

The articles linked above have some valuable information, and perhaps carry some of the urgency of what is happening. By my reckoning, people who think gender and sex are something fluid and can be decided by how someone feels on a particular day — they are mentally ill. You need the proper medication to fit your sex, whether you "feel" like an XX or an XY is irrelevant. "I'm sorry, sir, but you have vaginal warts". If biology was a personality, it clearly wouldn't care what you think about male or female. 

Since people can get in trouble for using a pronoun that the "transgender" or other type of person does not prefer (even though it would be the right one), Mr. Gordons has a suggestion, here.

Earlier, I linked to this article on science and gender confusion. It came out within a few days of Dr. Albert Mohler's podcast, The Briefing. He goes into some detail on some of the things discussed in that article, and what it all means from a Christian worldview perspective. Dr. Mohler points out that some gender confusion in children may be linked to trendiness or peer pressure! (Imagine, those same clowns who consider themselves brilliant will eat laundry detergent "pods" and pay money to unscrupulous doctors for permanent bodily mutilation.)  The first two segments were "The transgender revolution: Could ‘gender dysphoria’ actually be fueled by social contagion?" and "When an academic controversy is not merely academic: The real life implications of a controversy over scientific research and transgender youth". I hope all y'all will give it a listen or read the transcript at the September 10, 2018 podcast.

September 4, 2018

Lack of Meaning in the Lives of Leftists

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen


In the first season of the hardcore humanistic evolutionary show Star Trek: The Next Generation, the entity known as Q was antagonizing Captain Picard and the starship's crew. Picard misquoted Shakespeare. The misquote is not so much the issue, but Picard's attitude toward humanity:
PICARD: Oh, no. I know Hamlet. And what he might said with irony, I say with conviction. What a piece of work is man. How noble in reason. How infinite in faculty. In form, in moving, how express and admirable. In action, how like an angel. In apprehension, how like a god. [Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2]
Q: Surely you don't really see your species like that, do you?
PICARD: I see us one day becoming that, Q.
He may as well have stamped his foot and said, "We're humanity! Don't underestimate us, because we've evolved into a great and noble species!" Wishful thinking, Cappy.

To summarize entropy in the most basic terms, everything goes from order to disorder. Devolution. I have the opinion that we are going societal entropy. If you study on it a spell, you might agree, since we can sit here and recite a passel of negative things going on. I also believe it is only by the grace of God that everything hasn't imploded.

Leftists seem to have a "purpose" in life of anger and opposition. Christians and Conservatives show a much more positive outlook.
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Have you noticed that atheists and others who deny the authority of the Bible tend to be politically on the left? Anti-creationists such as this one seek to silence those who disagree with them through ridicule, misrepresentation, outright lies, and so on. Somehow, the political views of creationists negate whatever they have to say regarding evidence for special creation and questioning global climate change. Go to an atheist forum or social media area, and will you not only find a paucity of rational thought (such as equating all forms of "religion" in an excuse to demonize Christianity), but leftist propaganda. You will also notice an abundance of hatred for those who do not hold to their furious, irrational views.

One of the biggest problems with the anger and violence of the left is when the media ignore it. It is the rule, not the exception, to see a report that could be summed up as, "People in Venezuela are starving, and eating pink flamingos to stay alive. Now we'll spend another hour on hatred of Conservatives..." By the way, they leave out the fact that Venezuela was almost a paradise until socialists took over and ran it into the ground. Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn think that it's a socialist utopia down there. Did you know that the guy who commenced to shooting Republicans was a Bernie Sanders supporter? How about how Candace Owens could not even have breakfast in peace because of fascists claiming to be anti-fascists? No, the leftist media tends to drop or even ignore stories that do not support their agenda. 

People here in the socialist republic on New York are afraid to wear Republican apparel, paste bumper stickers, and even discuss their views in public. (I have heard about this same fear in other leftist-dominated states as well.) This was going on back when George W. Bush was up for reelection, and people had their vehicles vandalized, were run off the road, and physically assaulted by leftists. I remember people claiming to be depressed and needing counseling when Bush won the election. Now it is worse, and some call it "Trump Anxiety Disorder" and "Trump Derangement Syndrome". Republicans did not act like this when Caliph B. Hussein Obama played emperor for eight years.



Here is some audio that supports what I've been saying. Steve Malzberg was filling in for Chris Plante, and he had some very interesting things to say. While the entire show is interesting, I'm asking you to listen to the first hour, beginning at the 7 minutes 40 seconds mark. (The "share" arrow has an option to download the show.)

I have formed an opinion from my observations that leftists, particularly those in the United States, would rather cry about their inept candidate losing because she was lousy, and to give opposition so they can bring down the government, than to work together for the benefit of the country. Atheists, anti-creationists, and leftists are very negative people. It seems that their purpose in life is to not only spread their anger, but throw tantrums and be destructive in general.

Now I have to slip in something else from Chris Plante (the man himself, not a substitute host) from August 31, 2018. Out California way and in some other areas, there's a business called In-N-Out Burger. California Democrats found out that they gave money to (gasp!) Republicans, so the call is out to boycott them! That's right, leftists, since you don't like them (never mind that they also gave money to Democrats as well), they must be punished! Cause a business with hundreds of locations to shut down, put people out of work, all because of your spite. Leftists are mentally ill. You can hear Chris's discussion of them (and Chik-Fil-A) at this link, at the 2 hr. 12 min. 47 sec. mark.

Bible-believing Christians do have a purpose in life, and it is the opposite of destruction and negativity. Of course, some who take exception to having their bad logic and bigotry exposed will have a contrary opinion, but I think the facts support this view. It is also interesting that while misotheists tend to be politically on the left, Christians tend to lean toward the right. Conservatives show that we have more purpose (and a more positive outlook) than those on the left. Captain Picard's naive view of humanity will never come to pass. Sorry, old son.
Are liberals floundering in uncertainty over the meaning of life? A new study indicates that more conservatives feel a sense of purpose than liberals.
A press release from University of Southern California (USC) gives an edge to conservatives. Knowing the overwhelmingly left-leaning atmosphere in academia, one can only imagine if the university was pleased with what psychology doctoral candidate David Newman and co-authors Norbert Schwarz and Arthur Stone found. “What is the meaning of life? Ask a conservative,” reporter Emily Gersena writes for a headline. “Researchers find that, even after accounting for religious belief, the association between political leanings and a sense of purpose were strong.
To read the rest and learn something, click on "Conservatives Feel More Purposeful Lives".



July 26, 2018

Running the Big Story Too Soon

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

The news media tend to get pieces of information, jump the fence, and gallop for the open prairie. Or to their editors so they can get a story published. They know that people go wild with partial information and rumors, so the media keep doing it. Especially the liberal media.

When dealing with sensational news stories, especially regarding evolution or deep time, caution is recommended.
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"Trump may cancel the 2020 elections!"

Oh, shut up. Some of us are intelligent enough to know that's not possible. You're an insult to humanity, Skippy.

It's nice when some restraint is used and we're informed that a story is developing, or "preliminary reports indicate..." and so on.



People like to get all het up, don't they? Especially leftists, who have protests, smash windows, overturn cars, set dumpster on fire, and that sort of thing. Even when they have no idea what it's about.

Here's a short video I made from audio of The Chris Plante Show, excerpting the July 24, 2018 episode. A crazy subway story kept on a-changing in a very short time. Although it was close by, the events were not clear:


Less violent but with great fervor is the secular science media, especially when they try to spin something so that it is "evidence for evolution" or deep time. I've had people approach me and I can almost hear the desperation as they type, "This is proof of evolution. It can be refuted, right?" So many times, I've had to counsel patience and caution. Important details come out later and the story is not so important after all, or flaws in evolutionary pronouncements can be examined.

Seems that retractions or refutations for some stories just plop on the trail and the public doesn't even notice. Well, they may remember the initial excitement that "the Higgs boson proves the Big Bang", or that the universe shouldn't even exist. Sometimes, we'll read about how a new discovery requires rewriting the evolutionary timeline, or something similar. These seem to be forgotten by most people.

Ever notice how people get to gnawing on an old bone and won't let go, even when the evidence is overwhelming that the story is just no good? Evidence that our alleged ancestor Lucy was just an extinct ape keeps on accumulating, Neanderthals were fully human, "junk" DNA, and other established "facts" of science have been largely abandoned. Yet Darwin's disciples cling to them anyway.

One feckless anti-creationist really took the rag off the bush. He is enamored with the ‘Oumuamua asteroid, calling it the "death knell for young earth creationism" and using other sensationalistic terms like "totally falsifies young earth creationism" and "Young earth creationism destroyed by an alien asteroid". Not hardly! He apparently knew more about it than the scientists (who didn't give it a great deal of attention, knowing they didn't have much to work with). Worse, he appealed to faulty authority from (ir)RationalWiki so he could have permission to ignore evidence that conflicted with his presumptions. Eventually, he accepted newer speculations that it's not an asteroid, but a comet. Probably. Of course, in his mind, it still destroys the entirety of biblical creation science!

Don't be putting up your hatred, biases, and so forth as motivators for spreading stories. Especially when knowledgeable folks point out your lack of knowledge and you make yourself look foolish, you savvy?

So, people need to learn to use some restraint. The secular science industry wants your attention and money, so they keep pumping out big stories. As for me, I'll just set back and wait a while. (It's going to take a while for the disputes over Homo naledi to settle, so I'm backing off from those stories for a spell.) Also, I suggest checking things out when they've been around for a while to see if the stories have been modified or even refuted. Now, what's this about water on Mars?

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