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Baptist Functionary Sides Against Common Christians In Christmas War

In “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis, one of the deprivations the White Witch imposed upon Narnia was that, under her rule, it was always winter but never Christmas. Through this literary device, Lewis was able to emphasize how the profound truths of existence are often reflected and even pointed to by the simplest pleasures of life.

It is ashame Southern Baptist cultural…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on January 12, 2017 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Will Nanny State Decree How Many Christmas Presents Constitutes Too Many?

Outrage has erupted over a British mother that spent $1800 on Christmas presents for her three children.

She has been accused of spoiling her offspring and even abusing them.

Busybodies in both the social and mainstream media have decreed that she should instead teach her children about the true meaning of Christmas by redirecting the gifts towards charity.

Perhaps the amount spent is a bit excessive.

But is it PROPER (to invoke a term the British like to…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on December 23, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

Subversives Foreign & Domestic Attempt To Undermine Christmas

Here in the hypersensitive twenty-first century, one of the unique holiday traditions of this era is to see who can toss the biggest hissy fit in the attempt to frighten the less combative throngs into altering their very way of life and culture in order to alleviate the possibility of conflict.

One hundred activists have been arrested in Rotterdam for demonstrating in the streets against a…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on December 17, 2016 at 8:12am — No Comments

Will Russell Moore Become A Theological McLarenite?

It is often remarked that history appears cyclical in nature. By that, it is meant that, if one watches long enough, one can detect certain patterns that come back around from time to time. And with certain social currents seeming to speed by faster than ever before, often these “temporal ebbs” pour over a society or movement before those watching are even aware.

Today, Brian McLaren has branded himself as a Christian that advocates a number of positions that many other Christians…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on June 18, 2016 at 7:45am — No Comments

Frosted Flakes Might Not Be That Great But Neither Are They All That Bad

The cover of the 3/2/15 edition of Businessweek depicts Tony the Tiger in a gas mask recoiling in horror at the sight of the frosted flakes he has shilled for decades.

Reworking his classic catchphrase, he declares, “THEY'RE GR-R-ROSS!”

Additional copy on the cover reads, “Carbs, sugar and stubbornness are killing Kellogg.”

How is this dietary staple any more disgusting than these so-called “health foods”?

“Organic” is simply a euphemism for having been grown in…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on March 4, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

How Authoritative Are A Pastor's Sermons Over You?

Ligonier Ministries has posted a meme disturbed that a majority do not believe their pastor's sermon to be authoritative over their lives.



It is God's Word that is authoritative over your life.



The pastor is simply one voice among many to assist in coming to an understanding of that particular text.



The minister's expositions are only authoritative or binding in those areas where the Scriptures speak definitively.



The pastor should be respected and…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on December 19, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

Could The President's UN Remarks Undermine Religious Liberty

In an address before the United Nations, President Obama proclaimed to the planetary assembly, “No children --- anywhere --- should be educated to hate people.”

The President went on to clarify, “There should be no tolerance of so-called clerics who call upon people to harm innocents.”

The President suggested that this could be accomplished in part by composing a “new compact...to eradicate the corruption of young minds by violent ideology” and by “contesting the space that…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on November 7, 2014 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Halloween Sermon Exposes Minister's Desire For Religious Dictatorship

In part one of a sermon series titled “Halloween: A Biblical Critique Of James Jordin & American Vision”, Brian Schwertly of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America did not argue against the autumnal celebration on the traditional grounds that the celebration was pagan per say.



Rather he argued against it from the standpoint of the Reformed belief against the impropriety of man authorizing holy days not found in Scripture.



In this homily, he seemed to…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on September 13, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

Turpitude Or Lack Thereof Should Have No Bearing On Asylum For Illegals

A blurb accompanying the lead editorial of the 8/6/2014 issue of the Christian Century admonishes “The children crossing the border are refugees, not criminals.”



Unless an instantaneous background check is conducted, how can that conclusion be made for certain?



Is one to conclude that the migrants with the facial tattoos are simply expressing their childhood enthusiasm for the Mexican equivalent of Bozo the Clown or Ronald McDonald?



Liberal academics and clergy… Continue

Added by Frederick Meekins on August 1, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments

A Christian Approach To Technology

In Jurassic Park, the chaos theorist played by Jeff Goldblum quipped that scientists were in such a hurry to find out if they could that they never took the time to consider whether they should when it came to resurrecting extinct dinosaurs through genetic cloning technology. The comment was quite profound as it also has considerable bearing on the application of similar technologies to the human species as well.



Futurists have estimated that nearly 90% of the knowledge today has… Continue

Added by Frederick Meekins on July 27, 2014 at 7:43am — No Comments

Nothing Unpatriotic About Taking Advantage Of Tax Code Loopholes

The cover story of the July 2014 issue of Fortune Magazine is titled “Positively Un-American: Bigtime Companies Moving Their Headquarters Overseas To Dodge Billions In Taxes”.



Technically, if this is taking advantage of a loophole or provision of of the legal code, is it really un-American?



To many of this perspective, the issue is not so much about exhibiting a love of country as it is about statists wanting to bleed victims dry financially like a vampire with a… Continue

Added by Frederick Meekins on July 22, 2014 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Environmental Propagandists Full Of It Over Dog Poo Run Off

Each year, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources publishes an educational brochure directed towards children titled “The Maryland Bay Game”.



Often, the pamphlet contains interesting information regarding the state's geography and natural resources.



Some of the content, however, is outright environmental propaganda.



For example, there is one activity consisting of a maze titled “Scoop The Poop”.



The text admonishes that, by scooping the poop…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on July 14, 2014 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Cosmos Promotes Universal Deception

The deputy editor of USA Today reflecting upon the update of the series Cosmos remarked, “Carl Sagan fought pseudoscience with a smile and wide-eyed wonder. One of the taglines from the series was 'The Cosmos is all there was, is, or ever will be'.”

That famous catchphrase is itself non-scientific at best and pseudoscientific at worst.

Even if one grants that the universe is billions and billions of years old (to employ rhetoric of nearly that many parodies of Sagan), on what…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on June 24, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Cosmos Promotes Universal Deception

The deputy editor of USA Today reflecting upon the update of the series Cosmos remarked, “Carl Sagan fought pseudoscience with a smile and wide-eyed wonder. One of the taglines from the series was 'The Cosmos is all there was, is, or ever will be'.”

That famous catchphrase is itself non-scientific at best and pseudoscientific at worst.

Even if one grants that the universe is billions and billions of years old (to employ rhetoric of nearly that many parodies of Sagan), on what…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on June 24, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Gun Ruling Undermines More Than Second Amendment

In the case of Abramski vs. The United States, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not allow someone to purchase a gun on behalf of another party without declaring such an intention from the outset.

As a police officer, Bruce Abramksi was allowed a discount on a firearm that his uncle is reported to have wanted.

As upstanding citizens, Bruce and his uncle facilitated the transaction through a licensed firearms dealer.

All of the involved parties were legally…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on June 20, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Are Critics Of Intelligent Design As Intelligent As They Propagandize?

A cartoon on the cover of the 11/2013 issue of the Reports For Science Education depicts a be-robed bearded figure holding a diagram labeled “flagellum”. The figure quips, “All right, it could be that stars, galaxies, living species, the eye, the immune system, and all sorts of complex things evolved on their own...but this, I made myself.”

The caption beneath the illustration reads, “The…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on May 26, 2014 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Thoughts Regarding Updated Robocop

The updated Robocop film does a superb job bringing attention to the ethical implications of robot and drone warfare.



If one was required to show one's hands to the robots in order to be categorized as non-threatening, since the movie was already saltier than it needed to be in terms of profanity, someone should have given the droids the finger.



Samuel Jackson is amusing in his spoof of Bill O'Reilly.



The scene where the senator was kicked off the "Novak…

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Added by Frederick Meekins on April 24, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

Gun PICTURES Don't Kill People, People Kill People

Facebook plans to enact a policy that will block minors from seeing posts for gun sales.



If children are that young and impressionable to the point of being so easily traumatized, what are they doing on Facebook in the first place?



In a USA Today article covering the announcement, the chairman of Mayors Against Illegal Guns said, “On the same site that people are sharing birthday parties and family reunions, there are photos of AK-47's.”



So what? …



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Added by Frederick Meekins on April 24, 2014 at 8:20am — No Comments

CNN Undermines Freedom Of Conscience

CNN is categorizing a bill in the Arizona legislature that would allow a business to deny service to open homosexuals on religious grounds as "anti-gay".



Often, journalists hoping to feign an affectation of objectivity will shop around for quotes that affirm the bias preferred by the media outlet.



A pizzeria owner was found willing to cop to the following: “It's a ridiculous bill. Arizona has much bigger problems than allowing businesses to discriminate against… Continue

Added by Frederick Meekins on February 24, 2014 at 6:36pm — No Comments

The Olympic Charter A Crock

The Olympic charter says, “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play.”



What a crock.



Fine and dandy if this is the goal that the Olympics aspires to.



But if this principle is to be elevated to the status of a human right extended beyond this borderline… Continue

Added by Frederick Meekins on February 16, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

 

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