Frenetic Friday

Since my insomnia is going full bore and I am occupied with the coming season this will probably be finished by Saturday morning instead of Friday night. But be that as it may I have a selection of articles for your perusal.

From the Daily Mail (Nov. 24, 2018) comes a new scientific research that suggests after a huge catastrophe,

that we sprang from a single pair of adults after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race.

These bar codes, or snippets of DNA that reside outside the nuclei of living cells, suggest that it’s not just people who could have come from a single pair of beings, but nine out of every 10 animal species, too

Just a single pair of adults after a great catastrophe I’ll just leave this here.

And while we are talking about ancient history this just in from Israel they have found Pontius Pilate’s ring.

The ring itself was found fifty years ago but with expert cleaning and microscopic examination the archeologist determined that “of Pilate” was inscribed on the ring in greek.

Let’s turn from history to present day.

This is John Allen Chau the young missionary that was killed on the North Sentinel Island. Now recently there has been a rash of articles both praising and damning this young man for his actions. But I think that Tim Challes has written a well crafted article that is worth reading about this missionary and what we should think about what he had done. Go here: On the death of John Allen Chau by Tim Challes

Yes it is time once again to go down into the trenches and prepare for another skirmish in the culture wars.

Our first report comes from Florida in particular the Chasco Middle School where a transgender “boy” is in the habit of walking into the boys locker room literally as their pants are down with no warning. The school officials instructed a male P.E. teacher to supervise the potentially undressed female in the locker room. Using common sense he refused to put himself in a position to “observe a nude or potentially undressed minor female”.

I would like to point out that a few years ago that if a “school official” had suggested that a male teacher must observe a nude minor the parents of the school district would have run him out of town on a rail. However in this case and the times being what they are the teacher was disciplined and sent to another school ” for not doing his job in the locker room”. The teacher has appealed his discipline and sought council. But keep in mind that with the “alphabet soup” activists that are driving the changes and controlling the NEA this sort of idiocy will become common place. < Source>

Yes that flag is flying once again but in an unexpected place. What place is that? Why the Evangelical Theological Society that is where! In an article at CBMW Colin Smothers critiques a paper entitled “Walking across Gender in the Spirit? The Vocation of the Church and the Transgendered Christian“. Now in full disclosure the author of the paper, Dr. Andy Draycott has publicly retracted the paper and has offered a public statement where he unequivocally affirms that God has created humans as male ad female.

Of course the question must be asked why would a society dedicated to Evangelical Theology even allow such a presentation?  And yet it appeared there.    Well I think that Colin  Smothers answers that question in his critique which you can read here

And this last bit of news I am unsure whether to put it under Robotic Over Lords or Culture Wars but since it is technology based and not real robotics lets keep it under culture.

No this isn’t a japanese version of “Tiny Dancer” this is a hologram of Hatsune Miku a virtual teenage girl who was “married”, yes I said  “married” to Akihiko Kondo, a 35-year-old middle school teacher in Tokyo.  Gatebox the company who provides the device also provided this demo video.

Now Gatebox issued a marriage license but it isn’t legal as Akihiko found out but he still went through with the ceremony which cost about $18,000  and was attended by his disproving family about forty guests in all.  I suppose he promised to love honor and keep her power supply charged.

Technology, we can make the girl of your dreams either virtually or in warm silicon.

Well that is it for Frenetic Friday good night.

Robert Gagnon and the Revoice Conference

Doug Wilson kindly posted this by Robert Gagnon regarding the Revoice Conference. This is a fair and balanced read and frankly more people should read it so with that in mind…

While I am glad for the fact that persons at the upcoming Revoice Conference (July 26-28, St. Louis, in a PCA venue) and those who align with the “Spiritual Friendship” program want to refrain from engaging in same-sex intercourse and thereby uphold this part of the orthodox witness, I have seven consequential concerns about their views.
1. Inadequate engagement with the need for “renewal of the mind” as regards homosexual desires. Is there any asking of: “What is the false narrative that gives these impulses particular strength? Why am I viewing a person of the same sex as a sexual complement or counterpart to my own sex? Why am I aroused by the distinctive sexual features of my own sex, by what I already have? Am I thinking of myself as only half of my own sex? What kind of strategies for renewing my mind can I use to counter this false narrative beyond ‘washed and waiting’?” Instead, the benefits of a generalized “gay” perspective (minus the sex) are celebrated or lifted up. Even if one’s attractions may not change with such an evaluation, they can be disempowered by exposing the lie that lies behind attempts to gratify same-sex desire or (for “transgenders,” so-called) to deny one’s biological sex altogether. There is more to be addressed here than refraining from homosexual sex.

Read the rest of it here: Concerns with the upcoming Revoice Conference and Spiritual Friendship Folk

Frenetic Friday

So let’s talk about hairstyle:
HT: Billy Leonhart

Now just because this is the haircut my father and uncles wore when they enlisted and fought against the Nazis in World War II doesn’t mean anything.  Because history who needs it! However let me suggest some alternatives.

The Staliny yes comrades there is nothing that say antifa like the haircut of a man who slaughtered between 20 to 40 million people. (Accounts vary)

Ah the Che Che for the rough urban social justice warrior.  The head of Castro’s La Cabaña prison and responsible for over 1000 firing squad executions and the forced labor camps which imprisoned Jehovah witnesses, homosexuals, Afro-Cuban priests, and anyone else who opposed the revolution. And of course the Mao, the Pol Pot, and the Kim Jong Il.  You might want to select by the number of people they had executed.

Switching to the Evangelical world have you heard about the Nashville Statement?  Click on the link if you want to read it.  Needless to say this has caused the liberals/progressive “Christians” an apoplectic fit. You can read some of the responses:

We go to Iceland for some breaking news from the Culture of Death!

Down Syndrome disappearing in Iceland because of Abortion

Speaking of Science this is a few weeks old but worth noting:

Man plays God

In a news report from the MIT Technology Review scientists have reported that they have successfully modified human DNA and created a genetically modified human embryo.   Soon despite what scientist say won’t happen will.  Designer babies have entered the first stage soon the dreams of eugenics will take on reality.  And just so you know the method they are using known as CRISPR doesn’t create “mules” no these children will pass on their changes to future generations. Last year this technology was call a weapon of mass destruction by top US Intelligence services.

Finally I am taking a brief hiatus from the blog.  A minimum of a month a maximum of two months.  The catechism posts will continue to occur on Sunday.  Look for changes coming to the blog.


Frenetic Friday

And what a week it’s been folks.  Well we have a little bit of everything here even some Robotic Over Lords!

So this appears in my feed in the first part of the week

Now let’s state the obvious only one combination is going to keep you in your seat on a plane.  And frankly if the others are actually offered I’m not flying KLM I’ve been in turbulence.  But this is the best response I have seen.

HT: Doug Wilson

And then we have a new update from the culture of death featuring James Franco.

Pay special attention to Franco’s face as Princeton philosophy professor Elizabeth Harman gives her argument for aborting some babies.  No matter how she tries to justify it her argument just doesn’t hold water and Franco’s face reflects it. 

And in the culture wars a former soldier who is transgender warns about the danger of gender dysphoria in the military.   One of the most interesting quote of that article is this:

When a service member becomes nondeployable because of gender transition related surgery, they’re going to not only not be on duty in some cases, but they will also be on light duty for most or all of that time.

They’ll have a medical profile against either performing their duties at all, or one that limits them. Commanders are forced to respect these limitations. But the health and fighting capabilities of a military unit are determined by how many of its members are deployable. It’s that serious.

As a former platoon sergeant I know this to be true.

Think about that.  

And now our Robotic Over Lord’s.

First something truly terrifying.

Who thought giving the robot a sword was a good idea?

And now let us send the kids out of the room.

So there are these things called sexbots.  That apparently are being programmed to be used in rape fantasies.  And yes it is amazing just how depraved men are.  

 But riding in on the robotic white horse comes Professor John Banzhaf, a well-known activist professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School.  He is concerned about the sexbots being used in such a manner and he wants Congress to rule and regulate the sexbots industry.  (Click on the link if you want to read the article)

Now is it me or does he want Congress to regulate a type of sexbot prostitution?  

But on another note the thought of people having sex with robots reminds me of a quote from  That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis:

 There dwell an accursed people, full of pride and lust. There when a young man takes a maiden in marriage, they do not lie together, but each lies with a cunningly fashioned image of the other, made to move and to be warm by devilish arts, for real flesh will not please them, they are so dainty (delicati) in their dreams of lust. Their real children they fabricate by vile arts in a secret place.”

And this ends another Frenetic Friday.

Frenetic Friday Night


As for the rest of you brave souls buckle up its going to be a bumpy ride.

So the next portion of this post will be only fit for the toilet.

There are times when I told you so just doesn’t seem to convey the right response. But I told you so. Rather those of us who understand that since the fallen nature is present in all of us certain behaviors will be present.  Case in point:  Since the transgender revolution has come and the “gender neutral” bathroom/locker room are becoming the (ab)normal the fakers have come out.  In October of 2015 at the University of Toronto two different women said that someone tried to film them using a cellphone.  And this was of course in a gender neutral locker room.  Because of that the amount of gender neutral bathrooms have been reduced and instead bathrooms that are for those who identify as female or male have been assigned.

But wait will that really solve anything?  Seattle Parks and Recreation  is finding that designating locker rooms for women doesn’t mean a thing if you identify as a woman or at least cite the law that says you can do that.  On February 8th during the busiest time of the when the pool is open for lap swims, a man dressed in board shorts walked into the women’s locker room and undressed.  When confronted and told to leave the man cited the transgender law and said he didn’t have to go.  Now the man never identified himself as a woman he just said that they couldn’t make him leave because of the law.

Now this of course has caused protests on both sides of the issue.   Opponents claim the rule opens up bathrooms to voyeurs but supporters say that’s an unrealistic fear.  Tell it to the women in the University of Toronto.

However the icing on the cake is this comment from a progressive blog:

cisgender women might just have to deal with cis men creeps attempting to invade spaces that have traditionally been designated as “safe” for women.<source>

Tell me, really, how do you feel about your wife/sister/daughter dealing with this?


So let’s talk about this:

Funny right?  Well not to NARAL yes it seems that Doritos has made the unpardonable sin for NARAL as they tweeted:


Humanizing fetuses, you know Jeff Durbin has this excellent thing he says to quit talking Latin because fetus is Latin for baby.  But think about this what else do two human beings have but another human?  I mean when was the last time two humans had a puppy?

Now look at this:

How can you see this, where one baby comforts another in the womb and say that they aren’t human?

So let’s talk politics.  How would you, or your church reply to something that was morally wrong but made into law?  Todd Friel has a nice little video that shows just how to do that.

Read the actual letter here:  Our statement on marriage

And that is it for Frenetic Friday Night.


Frenetic Friday Night

Well I’ll be super amalgamated it is Frenetic Friday Night!

Well in the dark tea time of our soul it is time to take a look at the shift in the cultural norm to see what is the latest developments.

The current ruling by the federal government says that a high school in Chicago must open the girls locker room and showers to a biological male that thinks he is a girl.  So fourteen year old girls are forced to have a male watch them undress and shower and even have to watch him undress and join them in the shower.  Breibart news summed it up with this little list:

  • If you’re a boy who shows a picture of your penis to a girl in your class, you have likely violated both federal child pornography laws as well as local sexual harassment laws. If this happens consistently in your school, the school has violated Title IX.
  • If you’re a boy who says he’s a girl, the girl must be placed in position to see your penis and testicles. If the school does not allow this, the school has violated Title IX.
  • If you’re an adult who sexually touches a child with the consent of the child, you have committed a crime, since children are incapable of consent.
  • If you’re an adult who gives a child hormone therapy or surgery to prevent normal development of the genitals, with the consent of the child, you are a hero.

So you can say that this is the exact time when the federal government went insane.

In the same vein it turns out that a gay man adopted the man that he had fallen in love with.  He did this because five years ago they didn’t see gay marriage as a reality so in order to be together the elder adopted the younger.  Now they want an annulment of the adoption so they can get married because a judge has denied their marriage license because they are father and son.  Read the article here.

And south of the border in Brazil three lesbians have married each other.  Seems the Brazilian laws that legalize same sex marriage can be applied to polygamous unions too.  Funny I seem to have heard that somewhere before.  Seems the traditional marriage proponents may have gotten this one right.  Not that I am surprised.

Lastly in an article from the November 3 Washington Times it is reported that ‘Gay’ rape has increased among males in the military. It was reported that 12,000 men have reported being sexually assaulted and of those almost 4000 have reported being physically penetrated aka raped.  Because of the stigma involved in this it is suggested that they actual number of attacks could be higher.

Elaine Donnelly, who runs the Center for Military Readiness, said male-on-male sexual assaults have been increasing since Congress repealed the gay ban in 1993 and replaced it with “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which was erased by President Obama to allow openly gay service members.

“DoD figures have shown that most sexual assaults on men are perpetrated by other men, not women,” she said.  Read the full article here

Turning to politics an activist with Project Veritas took a hidden camera video of a Vassar administrator shredding a copy of the US Constitution after being told that it was “triggering” and only shredding it would make her feel better.

You can learn more about Project Veritas here

And since it has been a long time since we checked in with our Robotic Over Lords it is time to see what they are up to don’t you think?

Because of the forced increase in wages one restaurant CEO says that he foresees many of the jobs now done by people being replaced by robots.  Now that doesn’t mean we are going to see this:

Instead what will happen is that more digital kiosks will be present with touch screens where you can order and pay for your food.  Yes there may be a human cashier and cooks, although the cooking process could be automated also to some degree.  But actual people taking orders will decrease, and with the increase of digitalizing the ordering process including from your smart phone the need to staff these restaurants will decrease and there will be less jobs for those who would got to places such as this to learn needed job skills to get a foot hold in the job market.  You can read the article here:  Restaurant CEOs predict robots will replace over priced labor.


Thank you and good night.




Frenetic Friday: Profanation Of Marriage Day

I wasn’t going to post today, I owe John Avery a long over due review on his book “The Name Quest“. I have a post for Credo Covenant that I have been working on. So I am past due and have been playing catch-up. However the number one fan has expressed his displeasure and with the recent SCOTUS decision I thought better of not posting. So Wes this is your responsibility.

Here is the text of the fourteenth amendment:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article

Got that? Because this is what the majority opinion is said to based upon.

You can read the entire thing here.

There are four separate dissents Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito.

All of them are worth looking at but I am going to highlight Alito’s comments.

The question in these cases, however, is not what States should do about same-sex marriage but whether the Constitution answers that question for them. It does not. The Constitution leaves that question to be decided by the people of each State.

Adherents to different schools of philosophy use different terms to explain why society should formalize mar- riage and attach special benefits and obligations to per- sons who marry. Here, the States defending their adherence to the traditional understanding of marriage have explained their position using the pragmatic vocabulary that characterizes most American political discourse. Their basic argument is that States formalize and promote marriage, unlike other fulfilling human relationships, in order to encourage potentially procreative conduct to take place within a lasting unit that has long been thought to provide the best atmosphere for raising children. They thus argue that there are reasonable secular grounds for restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples.

It is far beyond the outer reaches of this Court’s authority to say that a State may not adhere to the understanding of marriage that has long prevailed, not just in this country and others with similar cultural roots, but also in a great variety of countries and cultures all around the globe.

Today’s decision usurps the constitutional right of the people to decide whether to keep or alter the traditional understanding of marriage. The decision will also have other important consequences.

It will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy. In the course of its opinion, the majority compares traditional marriage laws to laws that denied equal treatment for African-Americans and women. The implications of this analogy will be exploited by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent.

Perhaps recognizing how its reasoning may be used, the majority attempts, toward the end of its opinion, to reassure those who oppose same-sex marriage that their rights of conscience will be protected. We will soon see whether this proves to be true. I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.

The system of federalism established by our Constitution provides a way for people with different beliefs to live together in a single nation. If the issue of same-sex marriage had been left to the people of the States, it is likely that some States would recognize same-sex marriage and others would not. It is also possible that some States would tie recognition to protection for conscience rights. The majority today makes that impossible. By imposing its own views on the entire country, the majority facilitates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas. Recalling the harsh treatment of gays and lesbians in the past, some may think that turnabout is fair play. But if that sentiment prevails, the Nation will experience bitter and lasting wounds.

I do not doubt that my colleagues in the majority sincerely see in the Constitution a vision of liberty that happens to coincide with their own. But this sincerity is cause for concern, not comfort. What it evidences is the deep and perhaps irremediable corruption of our legal culture’s conception of constitutional interpretation.

Most Americans—understandably—will cheer or lament today’s decision because of their views on the issue of same-sex marriage. But all Americans, whatever their thinking on that issue, should worry about what the majority’s claim of power portends. (Emphasis mine)

Of course no one is really surprised at this ruling, It was obvious from the beginning that the liberals on the court would go this way.  But take it for granted that it won’t end here this is a pandorian event and ultimately the box will be empty.

Foreseeing this the Southern Baptist Convention on June 17 adopted “On the Call to Public Witness on Marriage” resolution.  The statement reads:

“No matter how the Supreme Court rules, the Southern Baptist Convention reaffirms its unwavering commitment to its doctrinal and public beliefs concerning marriage,”


“Southern Baptists love our neighbors and extend respect in Christ’s name to all people, including those who may disagree with us about the definition of marriage and the public good.”

Ronnie Floyd president of the Southern Baptists referred to this as a Bonhoeffer moment saying:

“While some evangelicals … may be bowing down to the deception of the inclusiveness of same-sex marriage or marriage in their churches, we will not bow down, nor will we be silent.”

“I want to remind everyone today, humbly, the Supreme Court of the United States is not the final authority, nor is the culture itself, but the Bible is God’s final authority about marriage and on this book we stand,”

I’m going to end this post with what James White posted on his Facebook page on June 22

How to Glorify God on Marriage Profanation Day

  1. Begin the day with prayer and Bible reading, submitting your mind to the Lordship of Christ.
  2. f you are married, pray for your spouse, expressing thanks to God for your marriage, and imploring the Almighty to protect your marriage so that it may be a witness to the world of what God intended.
  3. Review the teaching of Jesus on the foundation of marriage in Matthew 19:4-6. Note especially that the Creator Himself established gender, the role of the husband, of the wife, of the father, and the mother, and that the only relationship He will ever bless is one that fits in this paradigm: one man, one woman.
  4. Pray for grace to love rebel sinners who will be rejoicing in the profaning of God’s good gifts, for you, too, once hated what is good and loved what is evil. Remember, you have been redeemed from the world, transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light, and that all of grace.
  5. Pray for the younger generation that has been robbed of transcendent meaning and purpose. Pray for God’s people, those young folks still being called out of the darkness into the light, for they will face a far more difficult world than most of us older followers of Jesus in the United States have ever faced.
  6. Do not look backwards and long for the “good ol’ days” when a semblance of moral sanity prevailed by God’s grace in our land. Realize in the midst of judgment we are called to be salt and light.
  7. Go out and tell someone Jesus is Lord. Lord over all of life. Lord over creation, Lord over man’s institutions, Lord over all human authorities. Be salt. Be light. The darkness is deepening daily, and that means our light is all that much more necessary. The denizens of the darkness will try to extinguish that light. They cannot.

I can only say maranatha even so come Lord Jesus!

Thank you and come back next week God willing–Keachfan

Frenetic Friday

Better men than I have written on the tragedy in Charleston and the young man that did the killing however one of the things that appeared yesterday was this post by gospel singer Marcus Stanley a man that had been shot eight times while touring.  This is the post he left on Dylann Roof’s Facebook page before that page was taken down,

The Gospel is the solution to hate.  <source>

With all the various labels being thrown around, transracial, transgender, etc.. Here ar Keachfan we are going to lump this under Trans-issues.

So speaking of that Rachel Dolezal now that she has stepped down as the head of the NAACP in Spokane Washington she has been asked to leave the ombudsman post she also headed.  But she wasn’t in Spokane when this occurred no she had jetted over to the Today Show to be interviewed where she again asserted that she identified as “Black”.

However, some have taken issue with the idea that race is like gender is all in the mind.  Tamara Winfrey Harris writing in the opinion page of the June 16 New York times says that

Some people have pointed to this strange case as an illustration that race is malleable. I submit that Ms. Dolezal is a reminder that it is not. Racial identity cannot be fluid as long as the definition of whiteness is fixed. And historically, the path to whiteness has been extremely narrow.

And then later writes:

Being able to shift one’s race is a privilege. Ms. Dolezal’s masquerade illustrates that however much she may empathize with African-Americans, she is not one, because black people in America cannot shed their race. We cannot proclaim the black race a nebulous concept, while strictly policing whiteness and the privileges of that identity. I will accept Ms. Dolezal as black like me only when society can accept me as white like her.



So two celebrities were in the news today, who you ask?  Why Bill Nye the science guy and Pope Francis.

Seems Bill, the science guy not the tropical storm, blames the floods in Texas and the warm weather is cause by man made global warming.  Well meteorologists weren’t having any and took Nye to task.

Bill Nye the bloviating, low information “climate guy” … not taken seriously by any meteorologist. — Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) June 16, 2015

@BillNye you stand for everything that is wrong in the world of climate/atmospheric science — Ryan Breton (@RyanBretonWX) June 16, 2015

Then there is Pope Francis, he just finished up an encyclical that lays out what the good Roman Catholics should do regarding climate change.  But as Al Mohler points out:

Pope Francis has also tied the credibility of his papacy to scientific arguments that may well change over time, perhaps radically. <source>

 So if climate change is proven wrong, And the pope has egg on his face metaphorically speaking what does that do to his credibility?  And as a protestant should I care?  My standard is the unchanging Scriptures.
Good Night!

Frenetic Friday

And here we are once more into the Frenetic Friday!

As you may know the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) has changed the constitution’s definition of marriage from “a man and a woman” to “two people” and to allow their ministers to perform same-sex marriages where legal.

Many of my acquaintances expressed disbelief and outrage that they would do this. However, this really shouldn’t be a surprise the seeds of this was seen back in the 1920’s when J. Gresham Machen led the conservative revolt against the PCUSA and with some godly men created the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) which holds to the Westminister standards which the PCUSA rejected. So while this has been a long time coming there should be no mistake it was going to happen. Plus R.C. Sproul Jr. said it best on his podcast we should be outraged not at the fact that they have allowed same-sex marriage but at the fact that they have rejected the scripture and it’s clear teaching. (Keachfan paraphrase)

Now switching from religion to politics, did you know that Oregon has passed a bill that automatically makes every person who has reacted with the 2013 DMV will get a ballot in the mail. So basically you no longer have a choice you are registered to vote. Now some may think this is a good thing after all more voters mean more votes. But does that mean more informed voters? But wait there’s more!

President Obama has said in a non “specific policy prescription” that voting should be mandatory for all citizens pointing to countries like Australia and Belgium where if you don’t vote you are fined.

So let’s take this to the logical conclusion. Oregon passes a law that automatically makes you a voter whether you want to be one or not. Next Obama opines that mandatory voting should be the law of the land. What are the goals here? Well according to one analyst the goal is to get the disenfranchised, the minorities, and the poor a voice. But again will these voters be informed on the issues or just seduced by fancy slogans and promies? Will this really help? What if you don’t want to vote where is your right to opt out of the process? Plus if there are fines how is that an incentive to vote smart? Even though we may have the lowest voter turn out does forced voting make good citizens?

Now let’s jump over to Japan and a truly disturbing news item.

There is a scene in the Incredibles where the character Dash, a second grader, learns that he can run on water this causes him to give a out a delighted laugh. That is one of the sounds of children, laughter, there is also shouting, crying, cooing, if your a parent you know the sounds. Now imagine if you will (in my best Rod Serling voice) a country that has a negative population growth. In fact if it is at the point that if the trend doesn’t change there may not be enough people to sustain the country. With this in mind you would think that day cares for children would be a no brainer. Well you haven’t counted on the not in my backyard brigade. Many neighborhoods in Japan are saying they don’t want daycare in their neighborhoods. Children are too noisy they say and are suing to make sure they aren’t allowed. Not allowing children what a concept. Ultimately one that will result in no children at all. A government think tank has forecast that just 7 percent of the nation’s population will be under age 15 in 2060, in a worst-case scenario that sees the total population shrinking by more than a third to less than 80 million. (source

Now onto weird science. Danish scientists have created a crystal that can draw oxygen out of the air and water. Now this is to help those with respiratory problems so they don’t have to drag large canisters of oxygen with them. But this can also help divers using just the crystals they can carry small amounts of crystals instead of tanks and using the crystals get oxygen from the water. (source)

Robotic Over Lord Alert!
Do you see this?

This poor woman was attacked in her sleep when her robot vacuum cleaner came out and chomped on her hair. The fire department had to come and get her hair out of the jaws of the robot. (source)

But don’t despair our Robot Over Lords aren’t without mercy.

Here you see a drone taking a life preserver out to a drowning man. Because of the speed of the drone it can reach the man way before the lifeguard dropping the life preserver to the man so he can stay afloat until help arrives. (source)

And finally are you tired of how tv and movies portray Dads as bumbling, ignorant, boobs who fail in everything they do especially when it comes to parenting? Then this is for you my friend:

Good night!

Frenetic Friday at Last!

So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.

So next Tuesday is Saint Patrick’s day. If where you live is like where I live this weekend will be when they celebrate it. So I thought a little humor from our brothers over at Lutheran Satire would be appropriate.

Saint Patrick’s Bad Analogies

Well fun is fun but the historic Patrick was a beloved saint that brought true Christianity to Ireland where it flourished for 600 years until 1171 after Ireland was conquered by King Henry II and then in 1172 all the churches were forced to submit to the Roman Papacy.

Read about the historic Patrick here: The Legacy of the Historic Patrick

By the way the Highway is an awesome web site with great resources to learn about Christianity you really should check it out.

As the continuing saga of who can and can’t use a locker room continues the latest is from a Planet Fitness where a woman complained that a transgender “female” had come into the locker room where she was changing. Yvette Cournier complained to the management of Planet Fitness because she didn’t feel safe. She was told that Planet Fitness has a “no-judgment” policy, which includes the use of bathrooms and locker rooms by individuals based on “their sincere, self-reported gender identity.”

Cournier unsatisfied with this told as many women as she could in Planet Fitness that “[J]ust so you know, there’s a man they allow in this locker room and they don’t tell you that when you sign up.” This caused Planet Fitness to revoke her membership. But this isn’t the first incident of this in New York, in July of 2013 a transgender “man” was told to use the woman’s locker room at a public pool. Because of this a lawsuit against New York City for access to the public locker rooms. The transgender “man” said because of this confrontation “he” avoids all public locker rooms and restrooms. (Transgender man sues; Planet Fitness bars woman)

Denny Burk points to a “tough critique of transgenderism” an article by Carlos Flores a writer with the Witherspoon institute who says:

We should make public policy and encourage social norms that reflect the truth about the human person and sexuality, not obfuscate the truth about such matters and sow the seeds of sexual confusion in future generations for years to come.

Read Carlos Flores article here: The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique

Chris Rosebrough of fighting for the faith is a great guy and a helpful guy that is why you should take a look at the Messed Up Church’s “Want Some False Doctrine in Your Life? Try These Handy Tips!” Now remember this should be what not to do.

Speaking of messed up churches seems that Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) is only seven votes away from changing their definition of marriage to include same-sex unions. Those churches in the PCUSA that don’t support this are of course leaving the denomination, 244 left in 2013 alone. Most say that this latest issue maybe the final nail in the coffin of this denomination. (PCUSA’s demise)

Those of us who remember college remember spring break, beach shorts, sand, embarrassing tattoos that you find after a drunken night. Not me, actually I worked during spring break.

But out of Panama City comes the news that local police wants to shut down the Tabernacle, a Life Center Church, has been running events for spring breakers that the local police says isn’t a youth ministry but rather is a club where spring breakers can party.

Seems the Life Center has a sign out front that reads: “Spring Break Amnesia, The Tabernacle.

The ATM parked right out front grabbed the attention of Sheriff McKeithen, so he went inside to check it out.”You turn around and you look at the walls on the church, and you see t-shirts with graphic explicit sexual pictures on them, and I’m scratching my head. How can this be a church, and this is going on,” said Sheriff McKeithen.

Tabernacle promoters told NewsChannel 7 they provide a safe place for spring breakers to sober up, but the sheriff disagrees, and so does Panama City Beach Police Chief Drew Whitman.

“It’s very disturbing, especially inside our city limits here in Bay County,” Chief Whitman said. “I think were better than that.”

( Law Enforcement Says Life Center Church is running a club)

So I went to Spring Break Amnesia just to check it out. And I found some interesting events planned.

Saturday: For the Pretty and the Nasty. This event is hosted by the Kappa Alpha Psi & Omega Psi Phi Fraternities. They are coming in from all different campuses to hit this event so who will win “The Pretty or The Nasty”
Pretty Nasty

Sunday: “Slumber” is a PAJAMA event hosted by the sexiest ladies on the beach!! That means come as you sleep, bring pillows, don’t forget your blankets, and most importantly your friends.

Monday: “Anything But Clothes” showcases your artistic side, featuring your mind & body. How creative can you be? Bare as you dare to attend (Toga, Body Paint, Etc..)
This IS NOT a nude event.
Anything but cloths

The pictures belong to the Spring Break Amnesia Cart page.

So you decide is this a club or is this a church?

And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” Mark 11:17 ESV

Good night see you next week.