April 7, 2012

Video - Evidence of Eyewitnesses to the Gospels

Excellent lecture by Dr. Peter Williams giving more evidence that the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses. Get comfy. Although very interesting, it takes about an hour.

April 5, 2012

Gaystapo Sues Ohio School

The parade of the loud minority forcing others to accept their agenda continues. During a "Moment of Silence", a student wearing a pro-homosexual shirt was told that it was not appropriate, and to turn it inside out. A year later, school officials discover that they are being sued. You see, that's the way to get your agenda through: Ignore the will of the majority, then go to the lamestream media and leftist activist judges to help impose your will on the rest of the people. It works for homosexual activists, militant atheists, Obama zombies and others. The America of the Constitution is deteriorating. Rapidly.
An Ohio student's mother is suing his high school over administrators asking him to remove a T-shirt that read "Jesus is Not a Homophobe" during a "Day of Silence" observance.

The mother of Maverick Couch, 16, filed the suit against the Wayne Local Schools in United States District Court in Cincinnati. Couch is being represented by Lambda Legal, a nonprofit law firm that focuses on LGBT issues.

Wayne Local School District Superintendent Patrick Dubbs has decided to fight the suit in Court. In comments to media, he has questioned the true controversy of the matter.
Read the rest of "Ohio School Sued Over Barring 'Jesus Is Not a Homophobe' Shirt", here.

April 4, 2012

The Latest International Persecution of Christians

Buon giorno. There are some atheist clowns who display their hatred and ignorance by saying that Christians do not have to deal with persecution. Well, I have shown several times on this Weblog that Christians have to deal with discrimination and persecution. Although it is not as bad in the Western world (yet... we all know what happens when atheists gain power), it still exists, capice? Between atheists and Mohammedans, if we did not have God on our side, we would not stand a chance.

Four Protestants in Turkmenistan were arrested and fined in late February after police discovered Bibles in their possession. Although the judge initially refused to hear the case against the four Christians, citing a lack of evidence, she later changed her position and fined them for “violation of the law on religious organizations.”

The Bibles were discovered when police searched a home where three believers were staying with a fourth Christian. During the search, a police officer found a Bible in each of the three visitors’ bags. He confiscated the Bibles and took all four Christians, who asked not to be identified, to the police station.
Read the rest of "Turkmenistan: Fined for Having a Bible", here.

Amid its ongoing bombing campaign in the Nuba Mountains area, the government of Sudan has enacted a new ethnic cleansing strategy denying citizenship to anyone deemed a “southerner.” The determination is based purely on ethnicity, rather than any of the traditional criteria for citizenship, such as residency or property rights. Khartoum has set April 8 as the deadline for “southerners” to leave or establish alien residency, though no residency terms have yet been established.

In the southern self-determination referendum, Sudan’s president warned over a year ago that he would purge the North of non-Arab and non-Islamic elements. He told the British newspaper The Guardian, “If south Sudan secedes, we will change the constitution, and at that time there will be no time to speak of diversity of culture and ethnicity. … Sharia and Islam will be the main source for the constitution, Islam the official religion and Arabic the official language.”
You can continue reading : "Sudan: Christians Must Leave", here.

Eleven orphans in Laos who were threatened with expulsion from a government school because of their Christian faith have continued to attend church. They slip away one by one on Sunday mornings and walk to church unnoticed.

In August, the boys’ headmaster called them into his office and told them to stop attending church. Initially, seven of the boys stopped attending, but four of the boys refused to obey the headmaster despite the possibility that they could be expelled from the government-sponsored school. After seeing the faithfulness of these four boys, the other seven eventually decided to continue going to church as well.
See the rest of "Laos: Rewarded Faith", here.

April 3, 2012

Religious Speech IS Still Allowed

Buon giorno. Secularists are intent on banishing freedom of religion (and I suspect that freedom of religious thought is threatened). Some even think that "religion" should not be allowed in the workplace and attempt to secularize it, reminiscent of Stalin's efforts to secularize the Soviet Union. No, prohibiting religious speech is a federal crime (unless, of course, it is actually interfering with the workplace). In previous posts, I showed how the rights of Christian students is eroding, and organized efforts by atheists to persecute Christians. Not only with the truth go on, but we still have free speech in the USA. Capice?
A Christian-based legal defense alliance wants to make sure everyone understands that schools in the U.S. may talk about Easter in the historical sense of what is written in the Bible about the time of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection – not just about chocolate Easter bunnies.

The Alliance Defense Fund published a memorandum last week which states that courts have long held that it is permissible to objectively discuss the different holidays (including Easter) that are celebrated and what their meaning is to those who celebrate them.

ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Cortman wrote in a blog posted last week – titled "Easter: Bunny or Jesus?" –that simply talking about Jesus does not violate the "so-called separation of church and state."

April 2, 2012

Gaystapo Harasses Baptist College

Buon girono. It is interesting that the people who insist on "tolerance" are often the least tolerant themselves. In fact, the word "tolerance" has come to mean, "You must accept my viewpoint, sexual preference, lifestyle, belief system or whatever as equal in validity to anything else". But if you disagree, they do not "tolerate" in the established definition of the word, capice?

The Gaystapo is intolerant of Christians, and tries to force their viewpoint on others. Case in point:
A gay rights group demonstrated at Oklahoma Baptist University on Wednesday as part of an ongoing project to advance acceptance of homosexuality in religious organizations.

Marty O'Gwynn, assistant to the president of Oklahoma Baptist University, told The Christian Post that the Soulforce participants were not given permission to demonstrate on campus. But he also noted that the protesters were peaceful.

O'Gwynn said that OKBU does not have any homosexual student organizations, like a Gay Straight Alliance or Pride Alliance, because "the university's student handbook states that 'the philosophy and purposes of student organizations must be compatible with the university's statement of purpose and philosophy.'"

April 1, 2012

Strange Searches: Atheists Are Idiots

April Fool on me, the auto-post failed. This was scheduled at 12.01 AM Eastern Time.

"Now you're just being downright nasty! As if telling the truth is bad enough, now you're doing name-calling!"

Simmer down, Selma. It's one of the search terms in my site meter that shows how people came to my site. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a set-up and someone is laughing because I used it, but big deal.

For me to use a broad, sweeping generalization that "all atheists are idiots" because I thought the ones I met qualify for that classification would be to commit a hasty generalization fallacy. Further, to call someone an idiot is erroneous in the first place. Although the meaning has changed over the years, at one time, it meant that someone had an IQ of about 30, and a mental age of a three-year-old or less. It is no longer used as a designation. Now it is just a way to call someone stupid.

But I digress.

When looking at groups of people, you get a spectrum. Some atheists are well-schooled and intelligent. Others are too stupid to empty my dishwater safely. And everything in between. (Some consider themselves as brilliant, but are actually quite dim.) The same can be said about almost any group, really. To say "atheists are idiots" commits multiple fallacies.

No, atheists are not idiots.

They are fools.

"HA! I knew it! You are a big meanie fundie creotard hater!"

Now, unbunch your panties, Priscilla. I am not engaging in simple name calling. In fact, I am not the one to decide that atheists are fools.

God said it first.

"The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'
They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds;
There is no one who does good." — Psalm 14.1 NASB

"The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge;
 but the foolish despise wisdom and instruction." — Proverbs 1.7 WEB

Someone can be brilliant according to the world's education and wisdom standards, but still be a fool in God's eyes.

Albert Barnes said,
The word “fool” is often used in the Scriptures to denote a wicked man - as sin is the essence of folly. Compare Job 2:10; Psa 74:18; Gen 34:7; Deu 22:21. The Hebrew word is rendered “vile person” in Isa 32:5-6. Elsewhere it is rendered “fool, foolish,” and “foolish man.” It is designed to convey the idea that wickedness or impiety is essential folly, or to use a term in describing the wicked which will, perhaps, more than any other, make the mind averse to the sin - for there is many a man who would see more in the word “fool” to be hated than in the word “wicked;” who would rather be called a “sinner” than a “fool.
Do you catch that? "Fool" is not simply saying that a person is stupid. It is worse, because there is a moral element involved. The one who says "there is no God" (or pretends that "I lack belief" is not an assertion of belief) is stupid in the eyes of God, and is a vile person.

It doesn't matter how "good" you think you are.

But there is another element here. "The fool says in his heart there is no God". That is not just arrogant atheists who think they are smarter than everyone else because they choose to disbelieve (Romans 1.18-22). It applies to people who live as if there will be no consequences for their sin, no judgment.

We have all sinned against God (Romans 3.23). And we all deserve death, but God has given us a way out (Romans 6.23). Jesus loves us and died on a cross for us (Galatians 2.20), and was raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15.3-6, 1 Peter 3.18). We, too, can be saved from the wrath of God and become justified in his sight (Romans 5.9). We can have eternal life (John 3.16-17) and become children of God (John 1.12).

Try to understand, because this is vitally important. You may not have tomorrow, and you will have to stand before God at Judgement. All of your pride, bravado and possible brilliance will count for nothing.

Some of God's children may be stupid, but we are not fools.

For more in-depth explanations of the plan of salvation, click here (video) or here for an audio presentation. Or both.

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