Catechism


Q. 148  What does your conclusion to this prayer mean?

A.  “For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever” means,  We have made all these requests of you because, as our all-powerful king, you not only want to, but are able to give us all that is good; and because your holy name, and not we ourselves, should receive all the praise, forever.

Rom. 10:11-13; 2 Pet. 2:9

Ps. 115:1; John 14:13

Q. 149  What does that little word “Amen” express?

A.  “Amen” means, This is sure to be!  It is even more sure that God listens to my prayer, than that I really desire what I pray for.

Isa. 65:24; 2 Cor. 1:20; 2 Tim. 2:13

And this is the last Question and Answer of the Orthodox Catechism written by Hercule Collins.

Frenetic Friday!


Frenetic Friday or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sweet Sweet Meteor of Death.  

And a strange love it is indeed!

So it is eleven days until the election and I am not going to tell you whom to vote for frankly I think that people that tell you to vote for one person or the other because if you don’t then you’re the reason why (insert candidate here) didn’t/did get in to office.  Are part of the problem not the solution.  Your vote belongs to you and you must decide whom to vote for or not vote for and that is your right.

Speaking of numbers here is a report from the Duffle Blog that shows that amongst World War 1 veterans Hillary Clinton is heavily supported.

Oh and now a Public Service Announcement:  Last Living WWI Veteran dies in 2011

 

And I think Andrew Klavan directed me to this and frankly I almost wet myself laughing and you will too.

So do you remember that list of Prager University videos that I posted? Yes the videos that have been restricted by YouTube. Well they have done it again with the latest video. Take a look here:

Do you suffer from the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect? What is the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect? The late author Michael Crichton explains:

“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.

In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.

That is the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect. I’d point out it does not operate in other arenas of life. In ordinary life, if somebody consistently exaggerates or lies to you, you soon discount everything they say. In court, there is the legal doctrine of falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus, which means untruthful in one part, untruthful in all. But when it comes to the media, we believe against evidence that it is probably worth our time to read other parts of the paper. When, in fact, it almost certainly isn’t. The only possible explanation for our behavior is amnesia.” Gell-Mann Amnesia

It’s been pointed out to me that there is this holiday that is coming up that causes people to dress up in costumes. So as a public service we bring you this from Rebel Media:

Fred Butler over at Hip and Thigh was recently on Echo Zoe Radio and gave his opinion on Halloween and Christians it is worth listening.

And in honor of the 499th anniversary of the protestant reformation I give you the Lutheran Insulter

And it is Monday…


Prager U is reporting that YouTube in it’s infinite wisdom is limiting access to 21 videos that YouTube has deemed contain harmful, or dangerous activities.  (It also restricts those with vulgar language, violence and disturbing imagery, nudity and sexually suggestive content.)  I have seen most if not all of the videos and you should too so without further ado here is the list:

1. Are The Police Racist?
This video explores the debate that the police are targeting African-American communities.

2. Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?
Why do feminists claim to be champions of women’s rights everywhere, but do not fight for women facing oppression in Muslim countries? This video attempts to answer that question.

3. Why Did America Fight the Korean War?
Due to just slashing its military budget, why did America choose to get involved in this fight?

4. Who’s More Pro-Choice: Europe or America?
This video examines the fact that western Europeans are much more conservative about abortion than American progressives.

5. What ISIS Wants
What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from? What does it want? This video examines all these questions and more.

6. Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?
Israel is a nation of refugees, and especially refugees from Arab countries. This video examines why.

7. Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College?
According to many gender activists, academics, and politicians, college campuses can be promoters of a “rape culture.”

8. Islamic Terror: What Muslim Americans Can Do
This video examines how American Muslims can lead a winning fight toward radical Islam.

9. Did Bush Lie About Iraq?
This video clarifies the belief that President George W. Bush lied his way into the war in Iraq.

10. Who NOT to Vote For
Without naming parties or names, this video talks about what one should keep in mind when heading to the ballot box.

11. Do Not Murder
Out of all the 10 Commandments, one would think that “do not murder” would be the most self-explanatory of all. PragerU President Dennis Prager examines why this is not the case.

12. Is America Racist?
This video discusses President Barack Obama’s claim that “racism is in our DNA.”

13. Israel: The World’s Most Moral Army
Is the Israeli military “a paragon of morality and wartime ethics” or “an oppressive force that targets innocent Palestinian civilians and commits war crimes as a matter of policy?” Col. Richard Kemp, a commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, answers this question.

14. Radical Islam: The Most Dangerous Ideology
In the earlier part of the 20th century, the answer to this question was fascism. Raymond Ibrahim, author of “The Al Qaeda Reader,” examines why the answer to this question today is radical Islam.

15. The Most Important Question About Abortion
Dennis Prager, president of PragerU, discusses the most critical question of this debate.

16. Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?
This video examines what drives a person to become an Islamic extremist and even a suicide bomber.

17. Don’t Judge Blacks Differently
How come the election of this nation’s first African-American president did not usher in a “new era of racial harmony”? This video examines why.

18. What is the University Diversity Scam?
Are colleges places of “racism, sexism, and homophobia?” This video talks about why some believe this to be college culture today.

19. He Wants You
This video discusses the differences between how men and women perceive each other.

20. Israel’s Legal Founding
When Israel was founded in 1948, it was approved by the United Nations. With this being the case, why do Israel’s enemies relentlessly attack this nation’s existence?

21. Pakistan: Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?
Is is possible for freedom to coexist in a country based on “religious Sharia Islamic law?”

HT: Rachel del Guidice @ Daily Signal

Catechism


Q. 146  What does the fifth request mean?

A.  “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” means,  Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are, any of the sins we do or the evil that constantly clings to us.  Forgive us just as we are fully determined, as evidence of your grace in us, to forgive our neighbors.

Ps. 51:1-7; 143:2; Rom. 8:1; 1 John 2:1-2

Matt. 6:14-15; 18:21-35

Q. 147  What does the sixth request mean?

A.  “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” means,  By ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment.1  And our sworn enemies–the devil,2 the world,3 and our own flesh—4 never stop attacking us.  And so, Lord, uphold us and make us strong with the strength of your Holy Spirit, so that we may not go down to defeat in this spiritual struggle,5  but may firmly resist our enemies until we finally win the complete victory.6

Ps. 103:14-16; John 15:1-5

2 Cor. 11:14; Eph. 6:10-13; 1 Pet. 5:8

John 15:18-21

Rom. 7:23; Gal. 5:17

Matt. 10:19-20; 26:41; Mark 13:33; Rom. 5:3-5

1 Cor. 10:13; 1 Thess. 3:13; 5:23