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Social media update

I’m planning to spend most of my social media time blogging.  I’ve deleted my Facebook accounts completely.  I may do the same for Twitter, but as of now I will never to go Twitter any more but I do have my blog posts go there automatically, and I can Tweet the links of blog posts from my Feedly blog reader without going to the Twitter site.  But I detest their censorship so much that I may still delete it completely.  I assume they’ll send an email when they permanently ban me.

And I found myself wasting way too much time there, as both small and large issues have way to much overlap.  The key issues of the day are summarized more concisely and thoroughly in the blogs I follow.

Again, I recommend the following changes. These sites don’t track you and abuse your trust like Twitter and Facebook do.  And you really, really want to be as far away from Google as you can.  They are completely unhinged Leftists.

Replace Facebook with mewe.com/join/eternity_matters

Replace Twitter with gab.ai/EternityMatters

Replace Chrome (or whatever) with Opera.com

Replace Google search with DuckDuckGo.com

Last day on Facebook for Eternity Matters: August 24

I’ve already deleted my personal Facebook account and will be deleting the Eternity Matters Facebook page on August 24.

So please join me at mewe.com/join/eternity_matters . It is like Facebook, only with a cleaner interface and they don’t abuse your privacy.

Big Tech is out of control.  You can’t avoid them completely but Facebook is one of the biggest abusers of trust out there.  I realize that not a lot of people are on Mewe yet, but the momentum could pick up if just a small % would make the switch and each bring a few people with them.   Let’s make Facebook the new MySpace!

P.S. I also just canceled Netflix.  Yea!

My recommendations:

Replace Twitter with Gab http://www.gab.ai

Replace Facebook with MeWe.com

Replace Chrome (or whatever) with Opera.com

Replace Google search with DuckDuckGo.com

Solving Trump’s Twitter problem by mimicking www.creedthoughts.gov.www\creedthoughts

“Even for the Internet, it’s pretty shocking.”

Even if you like Trump, many of his Tweets will make you cringe.  Mrs. Eternity Matters came up with a brilliant solution for him and the rest of the country:

His staff just needs to temporarily distract him, grab his phone, then change his Twitter account to: http://www.trumpthoughts.gov.www\trumpthoughts.

Then they can dig out the sane and productive Tweets and use them on his real Twitter account.

Problem solved!

Purgatory and indulgences: Still around. Still anti-biblical.

I wish this was a parody: Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets.

Many people think that the false teachings about purgatory* and indulgences have gone away, but the Catholic religion still adheres to them.  The distinctions below should appear to be arbitrary to you, because anti-biblical teachings like these are man-made and inevitably loosely defined.

I note that they are anti-biblical (the opposite of the Bible) and not just non-biblical (not in the Bible) because they are works-based and teach that what Jesus did on the cross was helpful but not sufficient.  Any implication that Jesus’ death and resurrection weren’t enough to save you is a sure sign of a false teaching.  If you say you need Jesus plus your works, that is false.  If you say you don’t need Jesus, or that He is just an option, that is false.

In its latest attempt to keep up with the times the Vatican has married one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering “indulgences” to followers of Pope Francis’ tweets.

The church’s granted indulgences reduce the time Catholics believe they will have to spend in purgatory after they have confessed and been absolved of their sins.

The remissions got a bad name in the Middle Ages because unscrupulous churchmen sold them for large sums of money. But now indulgences are being applied to

the 21st century.

They should have had a bad name for mocking the cross and being false teachings.  The idea that they were only bad when peddled by unscrupulous churchmen charged too much just added to the falsehood.

But a senior Vatican official warned web-surfing Catholics that indulgences still required a dose of old-fashioned faith, and that paradise was not just a few mouse clicks away.

“You can’t obtain indulgences like getting a coffee from a vending machine,” Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, head of the pontifical council for social communication, told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

Indulgences these days are granted to those who carry out certain tasks – such as climbing the Sacred Steps, in Rome (reportedly brought from Pontius Pilate’s house after Jesus scaled them before his crucifixion), a feat that earns believers seven years off purgatory.

That sounds a lot closer to getting a coffee from the vending machine than it does to the Bible.

But attendance at events such as the Catholic World Youth Day, in Rio de Janeiro, a week-long event starting on 22 July, can also win an indulgence.

Mindful of the faithful who cannot afford to fly to Brazil, the Vatican’s sacred apostolic penitentiary, a court which handles the forgiveness of sins, has also extended the privilege to those following the “rites and pious exercises” of the event on television, radio and through social media.

“That includes following Twitter,” said a source at the penitentiary, referring to Pope Francis’ Twitter account, which has gathered seven million followers. “But you must be following the events live. It is not as if you can get an indulgence by chatting on the internet.”

Yeah, what kind of silly process do you think this is?!  I had to double check and ensure I wasn’t quoting from The Onion.

. . .

“What really counts is that the tweets the Pope sends from Brazil or the photos of the Catholic World Youth Day that go up on Pinterest produce authentic spiritual fruit in the hearts of everyone,” said Celli.

If the spiritual fruit is authentic then the first thing they will do is leave the Catholic religion.  I know many people who go to Catholic churches who sound like Protestants in their theology.  They don’t hold to the false teachings but go out of habit.  Or their organizations may be led by “bad Catholics” (by which I mean good) who never teach things like this.  I wish they would move to churches that are God-honoring.

I realize that it may be initially frustrating to hear about such things, but I encourage people to consider what a great tool it is to educate Catholics about what their religion really teaches.  So many of them think that the church doesn’t really teach about indulgences, purgatory, Marianism, praying to the dead, etc.  When they slip up and show how they still hold to these doctrines we should help them publicize it.

Like I always say, the Reformation happened for a reason.  Actually, 95 of them.  And they haven’t changed.

* pur·ga·to·ry (in the belief of Roman Catholics and others) a condition or place in which the souls of those dying penitent are purified from venial sins, or undergo the temporal punishment that, after the guilt of mortal sin has been remitted, still remains to be endured by the sinner.

I agree with the “bro-choice” guy on one thing . . .

. . . that some men like abortions because they think it improves their sex lives.  Via “BroChoice:” Man Complains Casual Sex More Difficult if Abortions Banned:

This week, Ben Sherman, a pro-abortion boy, took to his blog to explain the #brochoice movement.

He wrote that if abortion isn’t readily accessible, especially in his state of Texas, men’s sex lives are at stake. It was the ultimate form of male-chauvinism, yet NARAL and other pro-abortion women’s groups took to Twitter in support of the campaign.

Can’t believe this actually happened? Here’s what Sherman wrote to other men as to why they should be #brochoice:

“Forcing women to adhere to the anti-choice attitudes of state legislators forces men to do the same, and will have serious consequences both on men’s lives and lifestyles.”

“Your sex life is at stake. Can you think of anything that kills the vibe faster than a woman fearing a back-alley abortion? Making abortion essentially inaccessible in Texas will add an anxiety to sex that will drastically undercut its joys. And don’t be surprised if casual sex outside of relationships becomes far more difficult to come by.”

I appreciate his honesty.  His creepy, deadly, wimpy honesty.  He will gladly have innocent but unwanted human beings destroyed so his sex life can be just a little bit better.  He is a boy, not a man.

Women, don’t buy the lie that pro-lifers are anti-women.  Remember this “bro-choice” reasoning and know the real reasons lots of young males support abortion rights.  The early feminists knew this.  You should, too.  These guys do not care about you.

And remember this when pro-aborts try to silence pro-life men just because they are men.  If pro-aborts really thought that you must have a uterus to weigh in on abortions then they would dismiss the views of all men.  But when they gladly accept “bro-choice” support it shows that they are just using a rhetorical trick to silence their opposition.

Also see Bro-Choice: understanding the motivations of the pro-choice man-child.

What a surprise: Searching for “Gosnell” on Sojourners’ blog yields zero hits

Try it yourself.

Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and his organization are doing a great job of advancing the Leftist cause of hiding these crimes.  Their title even references social justice, but they haven’t written a word about Kermit Gosnell and his mass infanticides — Search | Sojourners: Celebrating 40 Years of Faith in Action for Social Justice.

“0 mammograms. 332,278 abortions. There is a better way to fight breast cancer.”

I stopped supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation when I found out that they donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Planned Parenthood.  Hopefully they will re-think their relationship with the nation’s largest abortion provider (that also systematically hides statutory rape).

Unite for Life and tell your friends, family and co-workers who are Pro-Life to sign the petition to encourage the Susan G. Komen Foundation to stop funding Planned Parenthood’s assault on Life and focus instead on real breast cancer research. Add this petition to your Facebook page, Twitter and your blog and spread the word!
Save lives and find a cure for breast cancer -- sign the petition at PinkRibbonScandal.com

To Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure:

Please reconsider Susan G. Komen Foundation’s support of and affiliation with Planned Parenthood.  Funding Planned Parenthood over real mammography clinics and credible research agencies does not help women; rather, affiliation with Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, sullies the reputation and benevolence of the Komen Foundation and its popular Race for the Cure.

Planned Parenthood has convinced the public that it actually performs mammograms, and your support enables that lie to continue.  According to its own most recent reports, Planned Parenthood performed a total of 332,278 abortions in 2009.  In that same period, Planned Parenthood performed zero mammograms.

Zero mammograms and 332,278 abortions!  That is an astonishing ratio for an agency wanting to earn public approval as a truly charitable “full-service” health clinic for women.

Until your organization breaks its partnership with Planned Parenthood, I pledge to support alternative breast cancer charities that affirm Life instead. Until you end your partnership with America’s largest abortion provider, I will boycott your Race for the Cure, and I will urge my friends and family to do the same.

 

If you like small chunks of heresy . . .

You can follow false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie on Twitter — see Social Gospel Christianity In 140 Characters.  My guess is that false teacher Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis has an account as well.

The “social gospel” folks are a self-parody, as they are nearly all pro-legalized abortion.  Chuck and Jim would have rather seen their Obamacare dream fail than support the Stupak Amendment, which would have banned taxpayer-funded abortions.  Meditate on that: Their definition of “social gospel” doesn’t just include keeping abortion legal, it means increasing abortions.

I’ve also noticed that the social gospel types don’t present the real Gospel.

Here’s a contest: Who can come up with the best Tweet (140 characters or less) critiquing the hypocrisy of the “social gospel” crowd?  Buzzkill alert: It is one of those contests where the only prize is the satisfaction of winning.  The ruling of the judge is final must be present on the Internet to win etc. etc.

Here are some samples (you don’t have to include the words “social gospel,” I just had room for them:

Social gospel: Congratulating yourself for taking from neighbor A by force to make neighbor B more covetous & comfortable on his way to Hell

Social gospel: Recklessly borrowing from future generations to kill part of future generations via taxpayer-funded abortion

Or state the real Gospel in 140 characters or less:

Jesus died for your sins and rose again.  Repent & believe and have joy, forgiveness and eternal life.

Man, are they stupid. Here’s more proof.

Can you believe that anyone takes Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann seriously?

Oops, I meant Obama and Biden.

The problem isn’t Obama, it is media bias.  Did you see those clips played endlessly on the news or on SNL?  This video should be required viewing to be able to vote.  It exposes the viciousness and bias of the Leftist mainstream media.  Don’t be suckers.  Broaden your media horizons and get informed.  Vote based on real experience, what kind of judges candidates would select, etc.  Don’t let the media put up strawmen about who is smart and who isn’t.

Hat tip: Hot Air

This can’t be right — the media said those folks are the epitome of tolerance and love

See Pro-marriage New York senator faces death threats, barraged with hate calls.  But how can that be?  Isn’t the Left is synonymous with tolerance, love and respect?

This man is just opposed to square circles (oops — I mean “same-sex marriage”) and his ideological opponents — who claim to be all about tolerance and anti-hate — harass him with death threats.

The New York politician leading the charge for true marriage in the state says he has faced death threats and a barrage of hate calls as a result of his stand.

“I continue to be the target of a vulgar campaign by seething extremists who oppose my defense of New York’s marriage laws,” said Democrat State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. in a May 26th press release.  “As a Christian, of course I love those who hate me and I will continue to pray for their souls.”

On May 10th, one homosexual activist upset over the legislator’s May 15th Rally to Protect Marriage wrote on Twitter that he wanted to sexually assault Diaz’s daughter.  And an online forum for homosexuals called The New Gay is organizing a “F*** Ruben Diaz Festival” in Brooklyn for June 11th.

The group called for written entries in which contestants are to “imagine a day” in Diaz’s life.  “Is he downtown scoring poppers? … Is he waking up in a tangle of hard man-bodies after a raging orgy? … Feel free to put Ruben in whatever ridiculous scenario you want,” they write.

. . .

He urged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state’s legislators to “take a close look at the hard core and vulgar tactics that are being used to change a law in New York State.”

“I urge all to compare my non-violent, peaceful and prayerful rallies to protect marriage and the attempts to humiliate me because of my one vote in the State Senate,” he added.

Though Diaz’s colleagues in the legislature have failed to defend him – with one Bronx source telling New York Daily News it’s because “the feeling is that you reap what you sow” – Diaz was supportedJune 3rd by the New York Catholic Conference, the public policy arm for New York’s Catholic bishops.

The fierce attacks the bishops received when they opposed same-sex “marriage” in 2009 is “small potatoes” compared to the “hate speech” that’s been thrown at Sen. Diaz, wrote executive director Richard Barnes in a Facebook note.

“Where is the outrage in the media? Where is the cry for tolerance and justice for Rev. Diaz against these hate purveyors?” Barnes asked.  “The answer, sadly, is that there is no outcry. Are they saving it for after something truly awful happens to this good man? Until the hate that is being incited boils over into violent behavior?”

“The entire campaign to enact same-sex marriage is conducted under a banner of acceptance, and equality and respect for others,” Barnes continued.  “Yet behind that banner of tolerance is another campaign – of intimidation, threats and ugliness. What at first appears to be simple juvenile behavior by a few is becoming a culture and climate of abusiveness toward those who disagree.”

“Is this the future we look forward to in our state? Intolerance masquerading as tolerance, intimidation in the name of respect?” he added.  “I hope not, but the wind certainly seems to be blowing in that direction.”

I would add this question: Where are the false teachers* who claim to care about “hate speech” and opposing bullying?  Oh, I forgot: They are liars and hypocrites.  They are the real haters.

*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

WI Governor proposes that union members pay a small portion of their retirement and health care; “civil” Liberals cry for his murder

Update: A good list of questions for the teachers.  Despite their Helen Lovejoy impersonation (“Won’t somebody please think about the children?!”) it is obvious who they are really thinking about.

The teachers, says reader Tom, keep claiming that it’s all “for the kids” yet their actions here prove that the kids are last on the list as teachers worry more about safeguarding their unions, their high salaries and lucrative benefits.

So if the teachers care about the children, why are they:

  • With Schools Closed, special meals for kids have stopped. Aren’t leftists all worried about feeding poor kids? Do kids have to starve while teachers involve themselves in political rallies?
  • Many kids whose parents work will now be home alone while parents are at work. Why don’t these leftists care that kids are dangerously unsupervised?
  • Many low income families rely on after school programs to help their children. Now this help has been closed by the actions of leftist protestors.
  • Other families are now losing pay as they have working family members that are now staying home because their kids are not in school. This hurts families.
  • All the days that have been missed will now have to be made up at the end of the year and this will cost the schools even more to stay open more days. These extra days will also disrupt families.
  • Did the kids taken from schools to attend the protests last week have parental permission slips filled out? Why did the unions and teachers put the kids safety at risk just to benefit their own salary and benefits?
  • If teachers are claiming that they are all about service to the community, why don’t we just pay them what we pay our soldiers? They shouldn’t mind that, right?
  • If government is the solution to all America’s ills and the supporter of kids, how is it that teachers shutting down state government and Democrats running away to other states to hideout is helping fulfill that charge?

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These are just Twitter feeds.  They don’t begin to capture the hatred from the rallies in Wisconsin.  This is what happens when people get entitlements: They get vicious when someone tries to take away even part of them.

Just like in Ohio, the irrationality and immaturity of the pro-union crowd is astounding.

Where is the “civility” crowd now?  Is this all Sarah Palin’s fault?  Why are Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton doing a civility gig in Arizona when those shootings had nothing to do with political discourse?

Hat tip: Lone Wolf Archer

Roundup

I just switched from Internet Explorer to Google Chrome.  It is so much faster!  Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?!

25 Ways to Use the Kindle for Bible Study — I’ve been using the ESV Study Bible on my Kindle for several months.  It is very easy to navigate between the text and the study notes, or to look up passages.  This has many other tips as well.

Up to 1,200 Killed at One Hospital by British Version of ObamaCare

Up to 1,200 people lost their lives needlessly because Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust put government targets and cost-cutting ahead of patient care.

But none of the doctors, nurses and managers who failed them has suffered any formal sanction. Indeed, some have either retired on lucrative pensions or have swiftly found new jobs. Former chief executive Martin Yeates, who has since left with a £1million pension pot, six months’ salary and a reported £400,000 payoff, did not even give evidence to the inquiry which detailed the scale of the scandal…

All a-Twitter about abortion

Recently, Tampa native Angie Jackson decided to post her observations regarding her abortion on Twitter. Jackson tweeted (the use of which as a verb still disturbs me, but that is irrelevant) regular updates as the RU-486 (mifiprex) pills she took worked to terminate her pregnancy.

It is grossly apparent that Angie Jackson misses the crux of the debate.

Her appeal is largely to autonomy. The assumption that the unborn is not a human being is unmistakable.

“I am having an abortion…right now,” Jackson informs her audience.

“It’s basically like a miscarriage,” she says. She doesn’t clarify what she means, and such a claim demands clarification.  The terms “miscarriage” and “abortion” (as she is using it) exist on starkly different sides of a fence called “deliberate.”

“This is the best choice,” she says.

She’s right — if the unborn are not human.

“I just want to let everybody know that you too can have an abortion if you want one,” she says.

She’s right — if the unborn are not human.

“It’s okay.”

“It’s not shameful.”

She’s right — if the unborn are not human.

“It’s not killing a child.”

She’s right — if the unborn are not human.

Scientific fact: The unborn are human.  More here by Jill Stanek.

U.K. Religious Schools Forced to Promote Abortion, Homosexuality under Sex-Ed Bill — it is amazing how rapidly Western culture is careening downhill.  Freedom of speech?  What’s that?

Excerpts from the Purity Principle — great summary of the whole book by Randy Alcorn.  Highly recommended.

McLaren’s New Kind of Christianity Is Old and False

A good quote to keep in mind, courtesy of Above Every Name:

“To be holiest in evil times, is an indication of the truth of Grace. To profess religion when times favorite it, is no great matter. Almost all will court the Gospel Queen when she is hung with jewels. But to own the ways of God when they are decried and maligned, to love a persecuted truth – this evidences a vital principle of goodness. Dead fish swim downstream – living fish swim against it. To swim against the common stream of evil, shows grace to be alive.”

– Thomas Watson, The Great Gain of Godliness

Can people overcome homosexuality?  The conventional wisdom is that they can’t, but that is a lie from Satan.  Pastor Foster is gathering videos of men and women who have overcome.

Roundup

Gotta love the eloquence of Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar” when he obviously couldn’t think of a real answer:

Republicans are a**holes.  Barack Obama is not an a**hole.

The Democrats in the audience really seemed to be taken with that logic.  Classy.  What a bipartisan uniter!  I saw elsewhere that he may have apologized, so that is good.

Seriously, that is just the tip of the iceburg with Van Jones.  Read all about him and his unelected, unaccountable role here.

Update: Turns out he is a 9-11 “Truther” (i.e., he publicly stated that he thought it was an inside job).

More fantasy creation by evolutionists to explain the unexplainable about DNA — funny how an allegedly blind process has to have such spectacular foresight.

Good news for the right to free speech in Canada! — That was very surprising and very welcomed.  Hopefully the U.S. can learn from them and toss out the politicians whose real belief is that free speech = speech they agree with.

The growing power of social media in politics— I’m glad to see conservatives on the leading edge of a technology change for once.  McCain was completely outmaneuvered by Obama on this front.  Still, I’m avoiding Twitter.  I spend enough time blogging and Facebook (though mostly blogging).

Congratulations to Marie for getting part of her book published online.  It addresses eating disorders from a spiritual point of view, but the advice applies to any sin.  It includes a great overview of the messages of the Bible and how we can avoid idolatry.  I encourage you to read it all.  Here’s an excerpt:

If you are trapped in the cycle of bulimia or anorexia, nothing is going to change until you let God renew your mind. God has chosen to reveal His mind, priorities and desires for His children through His Word, the Bible. If you have been born again, this is probably not a new concept to you – the inerrancy of Scripture is, after all, one of the fundamentals of the Christian faith. However, often even sincere believers can buy into false beliefs about truth, themselves, the world’s standards, and even God. How does this happen?

For one thing, our own human nature is inherently dishonest. “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). We are masters at fooling ourselves (through rationalization) and others (by hypocrisy) in more ways than we realize. We have a propensity to see things the way we want to and to play by our own rules if we can get away with it. This is the whole basis on which “doing your own thing” is acceptable. Refusing to agree that there is absolute truth (and that God determines it; not us) has lead to the climate of moral relativity in which we now live. Unfortunately, this proclivity of inventing our own truth often leads people into unbiblical conclusions about God.

. . .

Are you willing to agree with God that this obsession with being slender at all costs is idolatry? If we are ever to win the battle against an eating disorder, we need to recognize the dichotomy we place between God’s standards and the world’s. Next, we need to resolve to re-program our minds with a biblical definition of beauty to replace the world’s superficial definition.