Roundup

From the shadenfreude department, some Darwinian on Darwinian verbal violence – aka, PZ Myers reaps what he sowed.

Ten resources to help you defend the resurrection of Jesus as history

If Canada’s Bill C-389 passes, transgenderism will be taught in kindergarten – coming soon to a country near you.  This is the logical consequence of turning sexual preferences into civil rights.  It is child abuse to teach kindergarteners that they aren’t “really” boys or girls.  These people should be in jail.

New study links father absence to increased bullying – so when people want to reduce bullying in schools across the board – instead of just protecting their favored students – remind them how important stable one man / one woman families are.

The top three books that helped change me from a mindless, irrational Darwinist into an ID proponent

War and killing – excellent overview of the biblical view

Union Fights to Force You into Obamacre While Getting Waivers for Itself – one more reason to dislike unions and Obamacare.  Unions fought hard to make you pay for this but are opting out themselves.  If it is such a swell program, why aren’t they excited to be in it?  If they don’t like it, why did they lobby for it?  This is politics at its worst.

EPA Issues First Waiver For New Greenhouse Gas Regulations – shockingly, it goes to a major Obama supporter and a recipient of major government spending.  Where are the Halliburton haters now?

Another thing you won’t get from the mainstream media: How The CDC Coverup Now Turns to Bureaucratic Panic when they were caught hiding abortion data.

More Assaults From the Supporters of the Homosexual Agenda – be sure to eat more chicken (at Chik-Fil-A, a restaurant with excellent governance that treats its employees well).

‘House of Horrors’ abortionist made over $1.8 million/year, now claims to be broke — apparently abortion pays pretty well for those selfless heroes.

According to the grand jury report, a search of Gosnell’s Philadelphia home uncovered $240,000 in cash and a gun hidden in a filing cabinet in his 12-year-old daughter’s bedroom.  Other than that, his income appears to be unaccounted for except for his assets and real estate investments. “The money’s unaccounted for,” District Attorney Joanne Pescatore told the Inquirer. “The only thing we know about is the money taken out of the house.”

According to the Inquirer report, Gosnell and his wife own seventeen properties, a motorboat, a Dodge Durango, a Ford F-150 pickup truck and a Ford Expedition.

Despite these assets, Gosnell now claims to be broke . . .

 

False teachers explained in one simple diagram

This Venn diagram helps show why some people don’t immediately spot false teachers.

A = Biblical, Christian beliefs — e.g., Jesus is the only way to salvation (100+ passages), He was fully God and fully man, He was physically resurrected, the Bible is the word of God, etc.)

B = Selected parts of the Bible that false teachers like or at least think they like (not surprisingly, they often misunderstand or distort the parts they claim to agree with) — e.g., don’t judge others (though it really just teaches not to judge hypocritically), help the poor (though it teaches to do it with your money, not your neighbor’s), etc.

C = Beliefs of false teachers (typically the opposite of A)

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They are often effective because they repeat verses in the B section so often that it fools people into thinking the teachers are real Christians.

But agreeing with just some Bible verses isn’t Christianity, it is the opposite.  It is making a god in one’s own image and claiming it is the real God.  It is denying who Jesus really is.

They either lied at their ordination vows or changed their minds later and are too dishonest to quit their jobs.  They infiltrated the church and leadership positions.  They mislead countless people and hurt the progress of the real church.

These people are the original Dalmatian Theologians, where they claim that the Bible is only inspired in spots and that they are inspired to spot the spots, or Advanced Dalmatian Theologians, where God is also changing spots and adding/removing spots, and, oddly enough, He is only telling theological liberals and progressives.

They ignore the passages about sound doctrine, of course, which is a tipoff to their real motives.  If people read their Bibles more they would quickly spot these fakes.

They say things like, “God is still speaking;” or “The Holy Spirit is moving in a new direction,” even though they didn’t believe God’s original revelation.  Are we to believe that they are right and Paul was wrong?  They never seem to ground their authority to speak for the “real” God.

Beware of false teachers.

Ballroom dancing

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My wife and I started taking ballroom dance lessons last month to celebrate our 25th anniversary and have really enjoyed it.  It is a great way to spend time together and learn something new.  I never liked free form dancing but ballroom is much different.  The key for me is just breaking it down and getting lots of repetition.

Do any of you do ballroom dancing?  What do you like about it?

We’re about ready to venture out into the public.  A friend told us about this place in the Heights that plays some big band music at least one Saturday a month.  Any other good places to go in the North Houston area?  We thought it would be fun to get some friends to go out together now and then.

We’ve covered a lot of dances – Rumba, Cha cha, Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa, Swing, Two step, and more.  Some are progressing more than others!  We were leaving one night and I noted that I really enjoyed the Mamba.  My wife pointed out that a mamba is a poisonous African snake and that I probably meant the Rumba.  (She was right, though I should have claimed I meant it as a combination of the Samba and the Rumba).

We are taking at a Fred Astaire studio close to our house.  We’ve been really pleased with the instructors.  Very thorough and friendly.  If you tell them we referred you it is only $25 for a startup package with two private lessons and one group lesson (and they give us a free lesson).  The group lessons aren’t very large – we’ve never had more than 5 people in a class.  Note: It gets more expensive after the trial: There are packages that average $100 for a private lesson and a week of group lessons (i.e., $400 for 4 private lessons and 4 weeks of unlimited group lessons).  But group lessons are only $25 and you can learn a lot in those.

They also have free Saturday night open dancing for students, sort of a ballroom dance party.  They play music for all the different dances and are glad to give you tips along the way.

Political correctness is deadly once again

As I noted here, political correctness is the adult version of Jr. High peer pressure: People say things they know are false because they are afraid of being unpopular.  That would be irritating enough if the consequences weren’t so severe and often deadly.

See Report: Political Correctness Prevented FBI, DoD from Stopping Maj. Hasan | Verum Serum.

Today the Senate Homeland Security Committee released an independent report on the Ft. Hood shootings. The 91 page report is titled A Ticking Time Bomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the US Government’s Failure to Prevent the Fort Hood Attack. The gist of it is that the FBI and Hasan’s superiors had more than enough information to prevent the shootings and likely would have done so if not for political correctness.

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But the most stunning portion of the report is the section that offers details about the nature of Hasan’s radicalization as witnessed by his fellow officers:

Hasan advanced to a two-year fellowship at USUHS…Less than a month into the fellowship, in August 2007, Hasan gave another off-topic presentation on a violent Islamist extremist subject instead of on a health care subject. This time, Hasan’s presentation was so controversial that the instructor had to stop it after just two minutes when the class erupted in protest to Hasan’s views. The presentation was entitled, Is the War on Terror a War on Islam: An Islamic Perspective?Hasan’s proposal for this presentation promoted this troubling thesis: that U.S. military operations are a war against lslam rather than based on non-religious security considerations. Hasan’s presentation accorded with the narrative of violent Islamist extremism that the West is at war with Islam. Hasan’s paper was full of empathetic and supportive recitation of other violent Islamist extremist views, including defense of Osama bin Laden, slanted historical accounts blaming the United States for problems in the Middle East, and arguments that anger at the United States is justifiable…The instructor who stopped the presentation said that Hasan was sweating, quite nervous, and agitated after being confronted by the class.

Hasan’s promotion of violent Islamist extremist beliefs continued after the presentation. One classmate said that Hasan supported suicide bombings in another class. He told several classmates that his religion took precedence over the U.S. Constitution he swore to support and defend as a U.S. military officer.

Read the whole thing.  This is what happens when people are too afraid to criticize Islam (or the gay lobby, or whatever the PC-police say is off limits).

People die because of false teacher political correctness

Fake Christians (1) are often too gutless to criticize anyone except real Christians.  They bow down to Islam and are too gutless to criticize it.  Their cowardice costs lives.

See: Report: Political Correctness Prevented FBI, DoD from Stopping Maj. Hasan | Verum Serum.

(1) False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistributionWallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie

False teachers want to take away your rights, not reduce murders

What Liberals Don’t Know About Guns, Chapter 217 is a must-read by Ann Coulter. False teachers (1) will tell you that we have to restrict gun ownership, but they (deliberately?) ignore the only solution proven to work.

The ACLU won’t let us put nuts in mental hospitals and Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik wouldn’t lock up Loughner even after he had broken the law several times.

In an open society that includes Sheriff Dumbnik and the ACLU, deranged individuals may explode into murder and mayhem now and then. The best we can do is enact policies that will reduce the death toll when these acts of carnage occur.

There’s only one policy of any kind that has ever been shown to deter mass murder: concealed-carry laws.

(1) False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie

Autocorrect

Interesting autocorrect moment: I typed woo-hoo (without the hypen) on my iPhone in reply to an email from my wife (she had informed me that she was getting a snow day tomorrow).  It autocorrected to Elohim, the Hebrew word for God.  I’m pretty fired up for God but don’t think I’ll be using that term in worship anytime soon. 

I’ve had many odd autocorrect changes but that is the most unique.  Yesterday I typed a name that translated to nucleons.  What is frightening is to think about how many bizarre changes I missed before sending something!

Ah, the warmth of progressive civility

Will false teachers (1) protest these Leftists and their hate speech?  See The Left’s Common Cause: “Lynch Clarence Thomas!” | RedState — here are your “progressives” calling for the lynching of Clarence Thomas and his wife, among other things.  One lady at the end thought it was worse to say “assholes” on film than it was to call for Thomas’ lynching.  Charming.

Will you see this on the mainstream media among calls for more civility?  Or is this somehow Sarah Palin’s fault?

(1) False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie

Liberal civility in action

Will false teachers (1) protest these Leftists and their hate speech?  See The Left’s Common Cause: “Lynch Clarence Thomas!” | RedState — here are your “progressives” calling for the lynching of Clarence Thomas and his wife, among other things.  One lady at the end thought it was worse to say “assholes” on film than it was to call for Thomas’ lynching.  Charming.

Will you see this on the mainstream media among shrieks for more civility?  Of course not.

(1) False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie

Roundup

When worldviews collide: Nanny state Government Agencies Want to Reshape the “Obesogenic Environment” – but wait!! — Atheism as a major cause of obesity? So is the cure for government to encourage religion?

Sex & sociology — New study finds that feminism does not empower women in relationships

If he can get to the “business” with just one or two dinners with Martha, why would he commit to 20 dates and “maybe” Mary?

Regnerus told The Daily Caller that in the sexual economy women act almost like a cartel. At one time the price of sex was extremely high, but with the demise of the shotgun wedding, the invention of “the pill” and a population of willing women, the “price” of sex has plummeted.

Video: The most shocking 4-minute abortion debate you will ever see – Oh my.  I have a strong stomach and I could only watch a few seconds.  It has a chilling mix of an abortion clinic advertisement (telling you to bring only “love” – ack!) with video of abortions.  Hey all you pro-legalized abortionists: Your homework assignment is to watch all of it. These procedures are legal because of you.

Biggest Out of Context Pet Peeve: Matthew 18:20 – my biggest peeve is the misuse of Jeremiah 29:11, but I see the point here.

Out of all my pet peeves when it comes to verses taken out of context, Matthew 18:20 ranks at the top.  The verse says, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them.”

Let me tell you what it does not mean.  It does not mean that Jesus is more present or more gracious when a group gathers for prayer. If you believe that, you 1) have never read the passage, and 2) are wrong.

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Jesus is teaching his disciples about church discipline. In the context, verse 20 means that when Jesus’ disciples agree on a matter of church discipline concerning an unrepentant church member, Jesus will be divinely present among them as they seek Christ-like unity and wisdom in making  their decision.

Christopher Hitchens and the Edge of Boredom – interesting analysis of a guy who should have been one of the last people on the planet to ever get bored.  Yet he turned to alcohol because things just weren’t interesting enough.  Too bad he is still rebelling against God.

Think carefully about the situation in Egypt, then ask yourself if you want your government to have more power to regulate or even shut down the Internet.

I couldn’t figure out why the Left wasn’t out in full force blaming the Dearnborn Mosque attack on Sarah Palin and blathering on about civility.  Then I read this and realized why: Would-be Dearborn Mosque attacker anti-Bush felon.

Something tells me that the Left will be oh-so-silent on this one and that they are very sad that he wasn’t a TEA Partier.

 

Hey all you pro-legalized abortionists: Your homework assignment is here

Watch all of this: Video: The most shocking 4-minute abortion debate you will ever see – Jill Stanek.

Pro-lifers get a pass and don’t have to watch it (seriously, you probably don’t want to — I doubt you’ll ever get the images out of your head). It has a chilling mix of an abortion clinic advertisement (telling you to bring only “love” – ack!) with video of abortions.

False teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistributionWallis and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie, who is pro-legalized abortion and wants taxpayer-funded abortions but hypocritically mentions Jesus’ concern for the “least of these” in many of his posts, help keep abortion not only legal but taxpayer-funded.  They should have to watch that video every day.  They are the reason abortion is legal.

Images matter.  Too many people are on the sidelines because they don’t think about what abortion really is: The destruction of an innocent human being.

Planned Parenthood busted again–how much more information do people need?

See Breaking, Video: Planned Parenthood caught aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking – Jill Stanek.  Watch this video of the “pimp,” “prostitute” and Planned Parenthood Office Manager and ask yourself why they aren’t shut down and why your tax dollars support them.  Then ask yourself why the mainstream media will suppress this story just like they are doing with the Dr. Gosnell atrocities.  (Go see how many stories you find on him versus the murder of “Doctor” Tiller.)

This is pure evil, and I mean that without hyperbole..

The most bizarre thing is how casual the Planned Parenthood office manager is.

  • She reflexively coaches the “pimp” on how to keep the girls working even after the abortions (“waist up”).
  • She is practiced at coaching them to lie about their ages.
  • She laughs and steers the younger girls to abortion clinics with even lower standards.
  • She mocks parents who would want to know that their underage daughters are having abortions.
  • She never flinches that this pimp is bringing in underage 14-15 year olds who came from other countries illegally and don’t speak English — i.e., sex slaves.
  • And more!

As Jill Stanek noted, here are a few of the laws they appear to have broken or manipulated:

1. Sexual Abuse Cover up
2. Aiding and abetting statutory rape
3. Aiding and abetting minor prositution
4. Aiding and abetting human trafficking
5. RICO/conspiracy/racketeering

Aren’t you glad they get $300 million from taxpayers each year?  Will the Republican House finally be the ones to expose them?  Will U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder actually investigate them?

Theological Liberals continue to support Planned Parenthood, even though they:

This is one of the most vile and creepy organizations on the planet, yet theological Liberals bless them and insist that Jesus supports their efforts.  Verses about millstones, “woe to those who call evil good and good evil” and “I never knew you” come to mind.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers obey the law and report statutory rape.  Planned Parenthood deliberately hides it.

As noted at RedState:

The exploitative roots and track record of Planned Parenthood is a largely untold story that can no longer be ignored. The horror of the logic behind Planned Parenthood’s founding has come to roost in this modern form: it is the primary partner of those who degrade and exploit women.

The exploitation of women by men through abortion was vehemently rejected by the early feminists. Yet today’s footage and the unbroken trail of like evidence is a natural extension of founder eugenicist Margaret Sanger’s worldview, who saw vulnerable citizens like African-Americans, the poor, and immigrants as “human weeds” and “reckless breeders.”

She believed “the most merciful thing a large family does to one of its infants is to kill it.”

P.S. I do agree with one of Planned Parenthood’s views: “An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun” At least that was their view in this 1964 advertisement. Did they learn anything about science in the few years after that when they changed their minds? Of course not. Science couldn’t be more clear: A new human being is created at conception.

Sickening irony

As further news about Planned Parenthood’s deliberate coverups of statutory rape, underage prostitution and more come to light, false teacher Chuck Currie makes the following lament in Neil Goldschmidt’s Final Act Of Rape.

At one time, he called that relationship an “affair.”  It was rape.  A 35-year old man raping a 13-year year old girl.  That is the truth no matter how Goldschmidt tries to spin it.  In his statement this week, he raped her again.

But who is on the front lines supporting Planned Parenthood and ignoring their systematic hiding of statutory rape?  Chuck Currie and the like!

Hey Chuck: If that poor girl would have gone to almost any Planned Parenthood center they would have deliberately worked to hide the rape.  And you support them!

What sickening irony.

False teachers support Planned Parenthood

See Breaking, Video: Planned Parenthood caught aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking – Jill Stanek.  Watch the whole grisly thing and ask yourself why they aren’t shut down and why your tax dollars support them.

The most bizarre thing is how casual the Planned Parenthood office manager is.

  • She reflexively coaches the “pimp” on how to keep the girls working even after the abortions (“waist up”).
  • She is practiced at coaching them to lie about their ages.
  • She laughs and steers the younger girls to abortion clinics with even lower standards.
  • She mocks parents who would want to know that their underage daughters are having abortions.
  • She never flinches that this pimp is bringing in underage 14-15 year olds who came from other countries illegally and don’t speak English — i.e., sex slaves.
  • And more!

Aren’t you glad they get $300 million from taxpayers each year?  Will the Republican House finally be the ones to expose them?  Will U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder actually investigate them?

Theological Liberals like false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie, who speaks on behalf of the apostate United Church of Christ (UCC), continue to support Planned Parenthood, even though they:

This is one of the most vile and creepy organizations on the planet, yet Chuck & Co. bless them and insist that Jesus supports their efforts.  Verses about millstones, “woe to those who call evil good and good evil” and “I never knew you” come to mind.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers obey the law and report statutory rape.  Planned Parenthood deliberately hides it.