An atheist who gets it

Richard Dawkins actually gets it.

Talk to “evangelical” atheists and it does not take very long before the “Christianity is a dying religion” card is happily played.

My answer to that “card” is Christianity is only “dying” in Western cultures, not worldwide. And I’ll add, from time-to-time, that atheism will miss Christianity when it is gone, because the alternative will not be as accepting of their intolerance. Something else will fill the spiritual vacuum!

The cultures of mankind (and womankind, contrary to the thoughts of this Massachusetts “college” for women) have an unbroken habit of looking to a “higher-power” to worship: religion, politics, or self. It’s unavoidable! When something spiritual is gone, something spiritual will take its place. The “soul” of humanity craves it. Even atheism must admit this, because, according to atheism itself, God is not “real” and all people are born atheists – so where did religion come from?

So go to the “funeral” of Christianity and laugh. But it won’t be long before you go to a “wedding” and mourn.

The prophet visited the king of Israel and said, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Because the Syrians said, “The LORD is a god of the mountains and not a god of the valleys,” I will hand over to you this entire huge army. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'”” (1 Kings 20:28 NET)

#atheism, #news, #western-culture

Truth creates bizarre allies

Much like the time Pilate and Herod became agreeable due to their dismissive ambiguity (and by that I mean their lack of interest in the repentance, righteousness and truth of the gospel) toward Jesus (Luke 23:4-12), right has the weird ability to make friends out of wrong.

For example, Continue reading

#huffington-post, #news, #western-culture

Head in the sand

Ostriches have the undeserved reputation for practicing it, but the western culture is the one that has actually mastered the skill of sticking its head in the sand.

Another terrorist attack and a large part of the focus in some popular media outlets (I’m not talking about TMZ) is revolving around the way “stars” are reacting to the news. Because there aren’t more important ways to talk about this situation I guess?!

Never-mind looking into the mindset that led to the attack – that would be too obvious! Nope, let’s stick our head in the sand and pretend like the problem is the recently elected American president, the stigma of using the word Islamic terrorist or even the explosives used to kill and maim so many people. The problem is the mindset that the media sweeps under the rug … a rug with no sand under it mind you.

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools.” (Ecclesiastes 7:4-5)

#news, #western-culture

Beauty and the … Earth Beast

Don’t fail as Christian parents by bringing your children to see Disney’s latest remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” Continue reading

#culture-wars, #homosexual-agenda, #movies, #parenting, #western-culture

Unconscious bias targeted with biased symbols – LOL!

The irony of liberalism can be too much at times – especially when it comes to feminism.

Melbourne, Australia is putting the brakes on the western culture’s “unconscious gender bias” with its new … wait for it … Continue reading

#irony, #news, #western-culture

A sad situation that reveals an even sadder mindset

I don’t know if you’ve heard the news (as of right now, the video on YouTube already has over 5 1/2 million views), but a very sad, bad and unfortunate situation played out over the weekend when a very young child fell into a lowland gorilla exhibit at a Cincinnati zoo. The boy’s encounter with the gorilla ultimately resulted in the gorilla being shot and killed, and the boy having to go to the hospital for, what some media outlets were calling, “non-life-threatening” injuries. And as of this morning, according to the stories of outrage now being directed toward the zoo and the parents, it seems as if another result of the situation will be that the family of this young child will have to go into protective custody!

The following are “some” of the “profanity-free” comments that can be read on YouTube. Now I want to say that I have no doubt that some of these “comments” are only being made because of the brashness, “boldness”, “bravery” and desire for attention that oft describes many comments made on websites. But that fact withstanding, I believe that some of the comments come from their maker’s heart and that they reflect a growing warped mindset concerning the western culture’s view of human life versus animal life. Look at what I mean:

  • The employee who killed the gorilla should be fired and sent to prison.
  • They should have let the gorilla kill the kid. There are around 200 left of them on the entire planet and nearly 7 billion people. We’re a disgusting species that ruined our natural ecosystem. Now we keep animals in cages for our entertainment. Shame on all of us.
  • They should’ve shot the child instead of the gorilla
  • Hmm there’s only a handful of gorillas in the world left. There’s millions of little boys, this should speak for itself.
  • Gorillas are endangered kids are not I think we know who should’ve been shot.
  • I still can’t believe the gorilla had to die over protection of a 3yr old
  • They shot an innocent, beautiful Silverback because of a BAD mother, how disgusting
  • If someone forced me out of my natural habitat to entertain people and these entertained people managed to fall… i would have done worse than this gorilla.

On and on the comments go. Now we see the mindset that leads to millions of government tax dollars going to child-aborting-production-line companies such as “Planned Parenthood” while “adults” elsewhere chain themselves to trees and freely give millions of dollars to companies that fight for animal lives. Now we see the mindset that leads to more tears being shed over the thought of an animal losing its life than the rivers of human blood that flows down America’s sewers because of “liberty”. Now we see the mindset that leads to legal action being taken against people who reveal the flippant attitude that Murder Inc. bosses have toward the dead body of a human fetus while the people who release footage of animals being killed on food-farms are lauded as heroes. Now we see the mindset that causes a sad situation to become something that reveals an even sadder mindset.

Is there room for discussion about vigilant parenting when it comes to this situation? No doubt. But I believe that there is now more room for discussion about the mindset that calls for “vigilante” justice because the life of a child was protected by taking the life of an animal.

Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are?” (Matthew 6:26 – NET)

#abortion, #animal-rights, #animals, #human-life, #mindset, #news, #values, #western-culture

Out of the mouth of babes

By American standards, I live in a very modest home: About 1,200 square feet; vinyl siding; metal roof; nothing too terribly fancy on the inside; but I am fortunate enough to have two bathrooms. Bathroom number one is off the “master” bedroom while bathroom number two is on the other side of the house. This layout has basically determined that one bathroom “belongs” to my wife, leaving the other bathroom for myself.

“What does my floor plan have to do with wisdom?” you may be wondering as you consider the title of this post. I can easily explain.

My daughter was only two-years-old at the time when she shared this bit of wisdom that I’m about to share with you…a bit of wisdom that seems to be quickly disappearing from the American culture today.

One morning I walked into the bathroom (the one off the bedroom) while my wife and daughter were in there only to be greeted with, “You’re in the girl’s bathroom, daddy. You’re supposed to use the boy’s bathroom.”

It’s amazing to me how a two-year-old girl was able to show more wisdom and common sense than a two-hundred-year-old nation!

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)

#common-sense, #culture-wars, #current-events, #sexual-immorality, #western-culture, #wisdom

The Oxymoronic Task of Defining Diversity

Diversity! Diversity! Diversity! We demand diversity!

Tis the oxymoronic rallying cry of today’s warped western culture.

“But how can diversity be an oxymoron?” you may ask. That’s easy. When you follow a cry for diversity with an erring definition of diversity, by default, one fails to be the very thing that the “cry” claims to be seeking – diverse!

When one narrows a scope (which is what today’s diversity call is all about) by limiting the participation of one group, or any number of groups, so that another group may participate in whatever they desire to whatever level someone else deems fit, well that person is confusing a feigned notion of “equality” that will never exist with the true definition of diversity.

Have you ever thought about how many number combinations can result from combining the numbers one through ten? The answer isn’t ten! According to this website, the possible combinations that come from a limited group of four is found by realizing that in, “[E]ach choice of the first two digits you have 10 choices for the third digit. Thus you have 10x10x10 = 1000 choices for the first three digits. Finally you have 10 choices for the fourth digit and thus there are 10x10x10x10 = 10 000 possible 4 digit combinations from 0-9.

And who was it that thought diversity could be found by only having an equal number of men and women presented? True “diversity” (according to today’s use) would mean every combination of sex, eye-color, hair-color, skin-color, birthplace, childhood experiences, nationality, age-group, education-level, net worth, height-to-weight ratio, religious background, criminal background, political leaning, spoken language, and, last but not least, the modern-times coveted “sexually orientated” points of view would have to be diversely (a.k.a. equally) represented. And I’m sure by only including those limited number of differing factors that I have unintentionally restricted the diversity that I’m seeking to create.

In today’s sidewinder world, words aren’t about their actual meaning – they’re about what a group wants them to mean. All you have to do to understand what I’m saying is think about the difference in the way the words gender (which is actually about the roles that words play in language) and sex (you know, that word that defines the way we’re born physically) are used today.

The word “diversity” (which simply means variety) has been hijacked and is, in an oxymoronic twist, being forced to represent a viewpoint that constricts its original meaning!

Don’t think so? Disagree with the crowd that’s calling for diversity and see what happens to the seat that you bring to the table.

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.” But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord.” (1 Samuel 8:4-6)

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Do we take our clothes for granted?

Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them carts, according to the command of Pharaoh, and he gave them provisions for the journey. He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.” (Genesis 45:21-22)

In case you’re not familiar with the idea, a sign of wealth throughout the Bible (including the New Testament) was the ability of an individual to give away clothing. Wardrobes weren’t cheap! Especially certain colors that were difficult to obtain. So when the Bible says that Joseph (a man who was familiar with special clothing), who happened to be second in command throughout the land of Egypt, showed kindness, but also great wealth, by sending his family home with new clothes, including five changes to the brother closest to his heart, I can’t help but wonder to myself if we (the majority of us in the western culture) take the blessing of our clothes for granted? Because in case you haven’t noticed, there’s probably more than one or two of us who can afford to give away five changes of clothes without our closet being any worse for the wear. And we don’t even have to be the second in command of any nation to do it!

#clothing, #taking-blessings-for-granted, #wealth, #western-culture

Friday the 13th? How about Friday the 26th!

Thank you activist judges for giving the Western Culture a new Friday date that has nothing to do with bad luck but every thing to do with a failure in moral decency.

#morality, #supreme-court, #western-culture