Est. May 2008

11 April, 2015

Tough Love

Just recently, and perhaps in response to Indiana's RFRA law, Mr. Obama made the following statement at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast:
“On Easter, I do reflect that as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “I have to say that sometimes, when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. But that’s a topic for another day.”
So what does His Nibs mean by 'less than loving expressions' coming from Christians?  Well, Lloyd Marcus over at American Thinker pretty much nails it: ' The Left's narrative is love equals accepting someone just the way they are.'

10 April, 2015

Why Isn't It?

Why are the items in the basket in that picture to the right (click on it to make it bigger) 'not a chicken', as Planned Parenthood (courtesy of LifeNews, hat tip Weasel Zippers) apparently wants us to believe.

I mean, why specifically 'not a chicken'?  Why not 'not a crocodile'?  Or 'not a platypus'?  or 'not a king salmon'?  Or 'not a duck'?

Because everybody knows those are chicken eggs.  Everybody knows they come from chickens.  Everybody knows when they hatch a little baby chicken comes out.

And they know because eggs are so specific in color, texture, and size they can be used all by themselves to identify the type of bird or reptile or fish which laid them.

Which means that the egg itself is associated with the organism which laid them; in short, the egg is the organism.

So those are chickens.

Just like they want to you believe that a chicken egg – an unborn chicken, if you will – isn't actually a chicken, they want you to believe that an unborn person isn't actually a person.  But by saying those eggs are 'not a chicken', they're simply denying what everyone else already knows – they are chickens.

Unborn chickens. 

07 April, 2015

Bearing The Cross

Leslie Loftus asks a very important question: 'How Strong Are American Christians?'  Her prognosis isn't good:
The coming days will show us that the Body of Christ in the United States isn’t as large as the guide books tell us. And it might not be as strong as assumed, either.
This is something I've written about before: if you analyze that 78% (or whatever it is now) of Americans professing to be Christian, you discover that many of them are members of either progressive liberal denominations which are blatant about their disposal of Scripture and embrace of worldly fads and fashions, or members of the Prosperity Gospel mega-church clan (as the author of the article points out).  How many preachers, teachers, or pastors of those churches have spoken out against the blatant lies regarding religious freedom acts enacted by the states?  If there are any, I'm betting their numbers can be counted on one hand.  Instead, most (if not all) of them are on the other side of the argument, joining in the lies and denouncing Scripture-adherent Christians of bigotry and hate.

What's most telling in this situation is that the Bible clearly states that those who adhere to Scripture will be subjected to trials, tribulations, and persecutions; that's how you can tell who is a true Christian and who is a nominal Christian (Christian in name only).

And by suffering these trials, what do true Christians have to look forward to?
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that  perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:6-7 ESV, emphasis mine)
Trials purify believers and, by doing so, purify the church itself.  Those who persevere through those trials will receive the crown of life (James 1:12); those who give up, who take the easy path, who embrace the world to avoid trials and persecutions, well, they're likely to be very surprised when Christ comes back.

Hating Christ

Over at Politichicks, Terri LaPoint asks, 'Why Such Hatred for The One So Filled With Love?'  She finishes her post with:
So, then, why s there all the hatred and intolerance toward him, and to those who love him?  I don't understand.
Perhaps her question is rhetorical; part of me thinks it is.  But if it's not, if I may  be so bold, perhaps I can answer that question.

06 April, 2015

A Quick Fisk

to fisk: to refute or criticize (a journalistic article or blog) point by point
In our local paper today, just in time for Easter, a letter to the Editor tries to browbeat Christians over the Indiana RFA.

Here's the letter:
Regarding the Indiana law that implicitly allows "Christians" to deny services to gay couples, my answer is "because that is what Jesus would do," right?

Did Jesus refuse to heal homosexuals? In fact, the Son of God himself did not utter one word about homosexuality in his 33 years on Earth, nor do the Ten Commandments address the issue. They both, however, had a lot to say about adultery and rich people.

Jesus explicitly proclaimed that very, very few wealthy people would ever see the Pearly Gates (eye of the needle parable), and he came to the rescue of a woman who was about to receive the death penalty for adultery (Old Testament Law).

Polling suggests that 60% of men and 40% of women commit adultery at some point in their marriages. Considering that 78% of people in America identify as Christians, that infers that there are a lot of Christians out there committing adultery!

Therefore, Christians should hold true to their beliefs and also refuse services to adulterers and wealthy people. It's only fair!
Let the fisking begin.