November 13, 2011

Double Standards of Tolerance

Buona sera. Have you ever noticed that the people who make the most noise about "tolerance" are the least tolerant? There are two problems with their views. First, "tolerance" has been redefined. In normal use in the context of viewpoints, we can tolerate other people's opinions and values, respect their right to have them. There is no shooting, shouting, ridicule, browbeating, Internet trolling and so forth. We may discuss our differences, we may not. Now the redefinition of tolerance has the connotation that all views are valid, truthful and right. The second problem with the views of the tolerance crowd is that they will not tolerate the view that someone is right and the others are wrong. You tolerate everyone, but when I say that I am right, my views are not to be tolerated. So, their philosophy is ridiculous. Capice?

The Christian viewpoint is the least tolerated, especially if we say that there is a God, there is only one God (Isaiah 45.6), Jesus is the only way to God (John 14.6, Acts 4.12) and that homosexuality is not only unnatural, but a sinful lifestyle (1 Cor. 6.9-12, 1 Timothy 1.8-11, Rom. 1.23-27).

A Christian college student called Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason on his radio show and asked his advice on how to deal with a class assignment regarding LGBT lifestyles, and how she could stand up for her faith. (The original broadcast mp3 is here, about 23 minutes, ten seconds into the show.) She called back with a follow-up report and discussion. They noticed how people who want to be "tolerant" were being intolerant themselves, and disrespectful of the beliefs of others. That follow-up call is excerpted below, or you can listen to the original broadcast mp3, at about 2 hrs, 27 minutes, 38 seconds into that broadcast, here.

November 10, 2011

O'Bummer In Chief

Buona sera. Mentally challenged (you're not allowed to say "retarded" any longer) Obama zombies still insist that B. Hussein Obama is a wonderful president and doing a great job. Personally, I suspect that it's their own egos that keep his approval rating above zero, because these ideologues refuse to admit that they were horribly wrong by putting him in office. Well, that and the greedy, lazy clowns in the "occupy" bowel movement who think that they deserve everyone else's money and property; they will pretend that O'Bummer is a good president.

So, let's do a quick check-in and see what the Occupy the White House mascot is doing lately.

The Obama administration does not want to allow Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day prayer added to the World War II memorial in Washington, DC. Ironically, FDR was a Democrat (whose disastrous policies extended the Great Depression by seven years), and it's Conservatives and Republicans that object to Roosevelt's prayer being removed. You can read about Obama's opposition to the prayer here.

It looks like the Christmas Tree Tax is put on hold, or scrapped altogether. But the fact that this glorified community organizer was willing to put a tax, even a small one, on Christmas tress is amazing. Notice, however, that it was a "Christmas Tree Tax", and not a "Holiday Tree Tax". Even though maniacs affirming political correctness say "holiday trees", we all know what holiday these trees are about, capice? The wording is just strange to me, is all. Sort of like targeting those of us who believe in Christmas. I heard someone on the radio say that it was like a dhimmi tax under Islamic rule. Is that the case, B. Hussein Obama?

Frenchie Sarkozy and Comrade Obama were trashing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Classy national leaders, are they not? (They act like Dawkinsites.) I really don't know how anyone can respect either of those punks. Netanyahu deserves far better treatment.

November 6, 2011

The Religion of Atheism

In many practical aspects, atheism is a religion.

"How can you say that, Cowboy Bob? Atheism is a lack of belief in gods".

Yeah, sure. That's the cop-out redefinition, not the real definition. Except not all atheists got the memo, and some are confused.

As I was saying, in many practical aspects, atheism is a religion. It is a philosophy of life and conduct, and has many of the trappings of organized religion. Although atheists will tell you that they believe in "reason", they actually have a religion that is based on faith. A lot of it. I can't go there, Girlfriend.
Can't help it, I like this picture. Very appropriate.

Yes, atheism is a kind of religious cult. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, thinks like a duck... Capice?
Not only is this obnoxious and arrogant, atheism is not the fastest growing religion in the world.
OK, my observations are now concluded. It's time for even better stuff:
Atheism is the belief that there is no god. According to the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
“Atheism is the position that affirms the non-existence of God. It proposes positive belief rather than mere suspension of disbelief.”
Buddhism is atheistic in the sense of denying that there is any overarching deity such as the Creator-God of the Bible. Atheism in the western sense excludes Buddhism, and adherents claim that it is not a religion. One Atheist said:
“Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair colour”
However, atheists make such claims so Atheism can avoid legal imperatives placed on religions in many countries, and can avoid some of the ideological hang-ups people have about “religion”. It also creates a false dichotomy between science (which they claim must be naturalistic and secular) and religion.
Atheism will be defined in the contemporary western sense: not just the lack of belief in a god, but the assertion about the non-existence of any gods, spirits, or divine or supernatural beings. Atheists in this sense are metaphysical naturalists, and as will be shown, they DO follow a religion.
You can read the rest of "Atheism: A Religion" here.

November 3, 2011

Strange Searches - Just Plain Weird

Another search term used to (inexplicably) bring a reader to my Weblog.

No thanks, I am really not interested:

November 2, 2011

Homosexuality, Christians and Sharia

Buona sera. Bible-believing Christians (as opposed to "liberal" make-your-own-god theology that gives a vague nod to Jesus, but backs away from actual Bible teaching if it goes against their opinions, Exodus 20.3) know that homosexuality goes against God's grain (1 Cor. 6.9, Rom. 1.26-28). Sorry, but that's what God says, I don't make the rules. Homosexuality is becoming more acceptable, probably because it is becoming more and more politically correct, despite the fact that most Americans believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Yet, the Gaystapo is gaining momentum and is becoming increasingly aggressive (I pointed out some examples here and also here, where a man cannot even voice his personal opinion on the subject).

Because we believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that homosexuality is a sinful act, not a natural condition, we are called "homophobes" (a nonsense word) and "haters". No, we don't want to see someone become so wrapped up in sexual activities (or consumed by any sin for that matter), that they resent God and end up in Hell for eternity. What sin of any kind is worth a few years of earthly pleasure in contrast to eternity?

It's ironic that we're called "haters", but the Gaystapo will use violence and intimidation based in hate to get their own way.

Even though we hold to traditional values and want to see people turn from their sins to the forgiveness and love of Jesus Christ, we're hated. Well, that's what Satan does to people (2 Cor. 4.4); they think they are free and making their own choices, but that is not so.

I tried to ask this guy (above) how he thinks he would feel under Sharia law, and he made some lame, unmemorable comment. He should learn that America was founded by Christians, and realize that homosexuals have plenty of rights here. 

Let's do a little investigation.
Well, you can do your own work from here. Islam is gaining ground and more acceptance in the West, and many people are thinking that it can become dangerous for freedom-loving people. But homosexuals are more concerned with hating Christians. Go figure.

October 31, 2011

Video - Basement Cat for Halloween

Buon giorno. Although I've been making some videos, I still feel strange calling them "videos". They are modified slide shows, sometimes with scrolling text. Still, it's technically a video... Oh, well.

October 30, 2011

Still More Changed Lives

One of the strongest evidences that Christianity is true, that God is real and that Jesus is indeed alive is the fact that God changes lives. He changes the hardest of hearts, and he knows what it's like to hurt. God does not care about your religion, your "spirituality", your intellect, your preconceptions, your opinions or anything else. If you put aside your pride and come to him on his terms, you can be forgiven and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Here are three stories of hard-hearted atheists that came back to Christ.
Psychology professor Rich Suplita used to sit in the University of Georgia's Tate Plaza holding a handmade sign that read "Ask an atheist" any time a preacher came to campus to share the gospel. As the faculty sponsor of the school's atheist club, he was adept at explaining how to tackle the issues of life without God.
"Essentially what I was trying to do was offer an atheistic apologetic of how you can explain whatever happens to be true through the lens of atheism, and I think I was pretty good at that," Suplita said during a recent interview. 

He was so good, he almost convinced himself. But after six years denying God's existence, Suplita had a dramatic change of heart. When he visits Tate Plaza now, he's the one sharing the gospel.
Read the rest of "Ask a (Former) Atheist" here. And then...

Former atheist A.N. Wilson:
Excerpt where he describes his conversion to atheism:
…I realised that after a lifetime of churchgoing, the whole house of cards had collapsed for me – the sense of God’s presence in life, and the notion that there was any kind of God, let alone a merciful God, in this brutal, nasty world.
Yeah, that’s why I would never send my kids to church until they begged and pleaded to go, and knew why they were doing it. The problem of evil and suffering that he mentions is a solid argument against God, one well worth responding too, that I answer fully here.
But another cause of his atheism was peer pressure – the desire to want to be thought of as smarter than others, the desire to not be bound by morality, the desire for autonomy from the hard task of seeking after the Lord in study and service. (More on this below)
You can read the rest of "Ex-atheist A. N. Wilson’s reasons for returning to Christianity" here. And then finally...

Lacey (Mosley) Sturm, the lead singer of hard rock band "Flyleaf" was a suicidal atheist. Here is her story in text, and below is a video:

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