Speaking of irony… here’s some rapier-sharp irony from Andrew Klavan

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While that idiot Donald Trump wastes America’s time by improving the economy, eliminating joblessness and realigning our foreign relations for the 21st Century, Democrats are bravely fighting the truly important battles of our day.

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Occasional-Cortex, for instance, is striving to keep the climate from changing, a battle she says is to our generation what World War II was to real people. As in World War II 18-year-old boys charged off troop ships into withering machine gun fire, so today, 18-year-old boys wearing skirts and sporting man-buns scream hysterically at old men in coffee shops for wearing MAGA hats. As in World War II movie stars and directors left their careers to fly bombing raids over Germany, so today movie stars and directors sit around the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood and talk about how stupid Republicans are not to see the looming threat when everyone who’s anyone knows that if things get any worse, they’ll all have to take their private jets to Geneva just to escape this dreadful, dreadful heat. And, as in World War II, politicians risked their reputations to stand against an evil philosophy, so today activists shake their fists at the sun for being so bright you can hardly stand it.

Likewise, as once Americans dared nuclear disaster to stand up to the enslaving threat of socialism, so today, Democrats dare economic collapse to bring about the enslaving threat of socialism. So that even has some of the same words in it.

And as once, Americans of all races marched despite violent opposition to end segregation and Jim Crow, so today, Democrats of all sexes call people names if they won’t agree that a guy in a dress is really a woman.

And finally, as once Americans conquered space and landed on the moon, so today, Democrats have begun the great project of complaining about every little thing which is kind of like going to the moon in that both glorify our nation except for the complaining.

Whatevs. Onward, courageous Democrats.

Andrew Klavan @ANDREWKLAVAN

I’m in two minds about releasing footage of fatal police shootings

In the end, it is a kind of porn.  I certainly get a kick out of seeing the “bad guys” get what they “deserve”. And I certainly don’t want any police officer getting injured or killed doing a job of protecting me from the bad guys.

And, I do want transparency so we know when poor training, poor judgement, or bad cops need dealing with.

But does the public need to be “on the spot”?

Snuff movies are illegal.

Discuss.

Just don’t: ex-man beats women legally because she’s a woman now

Let me paint you a picture: your daughter is playing a contact sport. Say, football or hockey. She’s gone from being your little girl to becoming a beautiful young woman. Opposite her on the field (or ice), is somebody who once was a man, until he decided that he didn’t feel like being one anymore.

This person can now legally, physically attack your daughter.

With her consent. Sort of.  Because she does have a choice to back out:  leave her chosen sport and face the ridicule of her peers and the media for a considerable amount of time.

Enter Fallon Fox, a male-to-female transgender person, who has now decided to make a living by beating up women. With a record of 5-1, none of Fallon’s female victims have even made it past two minutes of the first round. If you were to watch these fights, it would look very much like you would expect…a man knocking a woman unconscious. Last night, she broke a woman’s orbital bone in the very first round.

In the name of political correctness, leftists have come out championing the cause, as Fallon ragdolls female opponents into oblivion.

Fallon Fox has being using steroids for decades.

They’re called testicles.

If you’ve had them, grown up with them and used them… you don’t get to beat up women.

As a “new woman” you don’t get to tell genetic women you are better at any kind of sport as you had the benefits of having developed as a 100% genetic male before changing the drapes and the curtains.

I’ve turned into the very thing I used to dislike

Man.

I used to pretty much not like “God botherers”.

The best kinds of Christians were the ones that would just quietly live their lives without bothering other people.  The only way you would find out they were Christians at all would be that they’d say they couldn’t make it on Sunday because they were going to church.

Those were really acceptable Christians.

All that makes more sense if you think Christians are nice people that are just slightly deluded by thinking they had some Sky Fairy that was looking after them.

And the real frustration came when they knocked on your door and wanted to find out if you had “found” Jesus yet.

It’s all about sales

But I get it now.  The world is full of people that don’t understand the reality and urgency behind Christianity.  And if you have people you deeply care about, and they think you’ve lost your mind like all the other Sky Fairy people, there is a huge chasm to close.

You have basically three general approaches where people will allow the idea of Jesus Christ into their lives.

First, they have a deep personal epiphany that can’t be explained without some kind of external “super” power being involved.

Second, you can go at them hard with a fear-based approach:  do you like the idea of missing out on Heaven for eternity?

And finally, you set an example where they eventually go:  “I don’t know what he’s on, but I want some of that”.

Trust God

In the end, everyone gets many opportunities to accept Jesus Christ as their personal saviour and have a personal relationship with God.  But like the parable of the seeds in the Bible, many seeds will continue to fall on unfertile or unsuitable earth.

For now.

It’s taken 55 years for me to finally get it through my thick skull that I’ve been having too much fun by deliberately ignoring the obvious.

It’s not cool to be Christian

It’s never been cool to be a Christian.  This doesn’t help in the Sales Department.  Most people you know will judge you for it and decide you have lost your mind.

That’s a lot of social disapproval you need to overcome.  And not just at work, or within your circle of friends, but also with your parents or your spouse.

There is no hurry.  God will wait for you

He’s put up with me going down just about every dead-end street looking for “god” for decades.  He’s going to wait for you too.  Even if you’re refusing to look for any kind of god.

God puts people and events across your path all the time.  Chipping away at you.  And one day, you will come across something.  Perhaps this blog post.  And there it may just start for you.  Or there it may just finally click.

Here is what I’ve found over 35 years of looking for TRUTH.

  • Look for a personal relationship with God, not religion
  • On that basis, all other belief systems other than Christianity fall away
  • There is no need to believe things. Historical and verified documents prove the most solid case for Christianity being real, Jesus Christ being real, and God being real.
  • Secular Jews and Atheists become Christians against their will because they can not deny the evidence

The sentence I read somewhere, that turned it all around was

Have you put as much time into looking for Truth in Christianity as you have looking into everything else?

I had to admit I had not.  I had dismissed the Bible, Jesus and all the other brainwashing, fairy tales as something not worth my time.  Already “debunked”. Why bother?

Boy, was I wrong.

But hey!  Enjoy your Crystals, the “Universal God”, Gaia, Tarot, Spirituality, … , and so on.  You’ll miss the bus to Heaven, but hopefully, you’ll figure that out in time.  There’s time right up to your deathbed.

…unless you get hit by the other bus tomorrow.

Truly astounding reason to issue a coin

I have always supported the decriminalisation of anything that two consenting adults get up to; perhaps to the extreme.  But just because sodomy it isn’t a crime doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do.

Human souls that are interested in life beyond physical death will remain condemned.

It doesn’t surprise me that anyone looking for acceptance, pleasure, and if lucky, genuine love, will not have any interest in what lies beyond this life.  All that can be hoped for is that one day they look beyond their immediate needs and wish fulfilment.

Respected scientist says our existence is a finely tuned accident

Co-founder of string field theory and physicist Michio Kaku made waves last year — or at least seemed to — when it was reported that he’d proven the existence of God. The Geophilosophical Association of Anthropological and Cultural Studies quoted Kaku as saying, “I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence. To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.”

Reacting to that public comment, Kaku said: “That’s one of the drawbacks of being in a public sphere: Sometimes you get quoted incorrectly. My own point of view is that you can neither prove nor disprove the existence of God.”

“Science is based on what is testable, reproducible, and falsifiable,” Kaku says. “That’s called ‘science.’ However, there are certain things that are not testable, not reproducible, and not falsifiable. And that would include the existence of God.” He’s noted that discerning whether you live in a Matrix-style construct or not would be another such ‘non-falsifiable’ problem.

This, dear reader, is what sceptics and Atheists cling to when they refuse to make the final step.

  1. Scientist agree: The universe is “impossibly” finely tuned
  2. Can’t create an experiment that proves the existence of the entity (thing) who/that tuned it in a fashion that is testable and repeatable
  3. Ergo, there is no God (creator, first mover, etc)

No, it proves that science isn’t a suitable mechanism to prove the existence (or otherwise), of the “creator of everything”.

So why would the most intelligent, accomplished, and respected scientists not allow themselves another tool? Why do scientists believe that science measures everything inside of, outside of, or related to our universe?

Scientists (sceptics / Atheists) need to accept that science fails them.  And the proof God exists lies outside of science.

Best scientific explanation using science of our own existence?

DUMB LUCK

 

Source: of screen images J. Warner Wallace video.

Bad ideas die a natural death

An agnostic turned Atheist finally finds truth in Jesus Christ.  Not because he chose to believe something he can’t understand, but because it was the only place logic led him.

I have had a similar journey.

Says Andrew

I was an Atheist and an agnostic of most of my life and was baptised at the age of 49. I’ve been down every wrong road it is possible to go down, and it is only… it is only logic that led me where I was … to where I finally ended up. It is only reason that did it. … I do believe; I really do have faith that at some point, bad ideas collapse.

I was jousting with an Atheist a few days ago who challenged me on my statement that I didn’t believe, but I actually know Christianity is the only correct final choice.  He said I could not know it.  I may believe it, but not know it.

I asked him if he studied the Gospels.  He had not.

A few weeks before my epiphany, I read somewhere “Have you spent at least as much time looking into Christianity as you have into everything else?”.

I hadn’t.  In fact, I had looked more into the possibilities of aliens existing, that humanity has previously lived on Mars, that the current civilisation is possibly the third “wave” after two previous resets, and so on.

When I looked into Christianity with the same interest and without the preconceptions that I had carried all my life, I found… unassailable logic.

You don’t have to believe to be a Christian.  You can know.

Lazy Atheist thinking on Free Will

On the issue of Free Will, Matt Dillahunty holds the position that a God that is all-knowing will know what you decide to do your whole life.  As such, what you do your whole life is pre-set, and ergo, you do not have Free Will.

On the surface, this seems a solid and unassailable position.

Matt Dillahunty – Atheist philosopher

Before I address this, it is a common method for Atheists to argue against the “Goldilocks” principle of Earth, which (in short), make the Earth and life on it so improbable in the universe that it can only be designed, by invoking the possibility of a multi-verse.  It holds that in an infinite number of universes, one of them would have Earth exactly in the right position, with the right conditions, and it hosts us.

Atheists like Dillahunty do not extend theists the same “escape clause” by allowing God to know the infinite paths of choice that a person has simultaneously and that in our “multi-verse of Free Will”, God’s all-knowing nature can know all the choices a human makes simultaneously.

I suspect an Atheist wouldn’t be happy with this view, but to remain intellectually honest and consistent, if they allow for a multiverse to explain the Goldilocks Principle (it could be possible), then they must extend the abilities of an all-knowing god to know all possible permutations that arise from Free Will at the same time.

Another facet that is overlooked is that the Atheist assumes a human can have a complete understanding of the omniscience of a god as well as the complete implications of Free Will on a person in relation to an omniscient god.

Can an all-powerful god deliberately keep knowledge from itself only to peek into the room later to see how things worked out?  Is the ability to know everything all the time something that is then forced upon a god?

Atheist might argue that a god that chooses not to know things on purpose is then not all-knowing.  Is the idea that a god can know everything enough?  Is the idea a god can choose to “put a blindfold on” proof he’s no longer all-knowing, or is it OK to do so because god can know everything, in advance, as it happening, afterwards, or outside of time itself?

The Old Testament clearly indicates God is upset about human decisions along the way. Why would He be upset if He is all-knowing?

The answer lies in the fact that God is powerful enough to give himself periods where he sets humans on a course of their own to see what they will do with this Free Will.  But he can, if He wants to, at any time, be fully aware of everything.

A Computer programmer can know everything that happens inside a computer at all times.  The volume, speed, and complexity of information inside an operating computer preclude the computer programmer of knowing everything all the time: what has happed, what is happening, and what will happen.  But given time, and all the information, even a mere human can know everything about that computer, software, etc.

The computer programmer doesn’t spend time knowing everything, she directs her attention as she sees fit.  She never loses the ability to know everything, but she is ignorant of some aspects because she doesn’t place her attention on it.  Yet even as a “mere human”, if she chooses to know, she can know anything and everything.

This is a model for the way God could operate.  And as such, Atheists’ clever little trick that apparently locks believers into a cul-de-sac where Free Will cannot exist under an all-knowing God is only successful because Atheists do no allow believers the ability to adjust the parameters of the thought experiment just like I have done in a number of ways above.

The suggestions I offered make it possible for Free Will and an all-knowing God to exist.  It thereby refutes the Atheists’ Free Will doesn’t exist argument.

Banks start shutting down accounts of conservatives. I wish I was kidding

So they take away your connections to your customers via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and so on, and if that doesn’t bring you to your knees, they will convince your bank to withdraw services to you.

Don’t say what they don’t want you to say, and you’re fine.

Totalitarianism via Big Tech and the banking system.

Where will this end?

If you vote for Trump, you can’t bank here?

If you vote for National, you can’t bank here?