Frenetic Friday


Well it has been a while, and heat, wildfires, and an online class that I have been taking has consumed most of my time. However, it’s time once again for that favorite rant against culture Frenetic Friday! (void where prohibited by law)

Yes it is time once again for a feminist update. Point of fact here is Andrew Klavan with the leftese dictionary F is for feminism.

Oh that guy kills me. And now a word about masculinity from Allie Stucky:

And in a totally unrelated story CNN reports on the hiring of male dancers.

Well if that doesn’t increase viewership I don’t know what will.

And last but certainly not least is this article from the Art of Manliness:

Using principles similar to Angelo Siciliano, after he got sand kicked in his face at the beach, the prisoner, I mean the individual uses his own body weight and the available furniture to aid him to develop the form that is the envy of everyone in cell block B.

Well it’s been a while since I have come across a robot being used in such a unique manner, but to combat ophiods this town is turning to a robot that tests poop.

So have you read about that New Mexico Compound where eleven abused children were being trained to be school shooters?

According to an ABC News report:

The documents allege that 39-year-old Siraj Wahhaj was conducting weapons training at the property in Amalia, near the Colorado border. A foster parent of one of the 11 children allegedly stated to law enforcement that Wahhaj had “trained the child in the use of an assault rifle in preparation for future school shootings,” according to a criminal complain

The most important thing to remember about this report is the fact that not once is the man identified as a follower of Islam even though he is, and the question needs to be asked would this be true if the man in question has been a Christian?

And last a new comic by Adam Ford on hate speech:

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Frenetic Friday a video


This is going to be short and sweet. First look at this:

Consider this, what is the ultimate source of issues in the church? Is it not ignorance of the scripture? If you are on social media you have seen exactly what has been shown in this video.

What is worse is when, and I speak from personal experience here, you confront the offender and get mobbed by the “social media christians” for being “unloving”, or and this is my favourite one ” too serious” about the posts. As if saying heretical statements about God or the Bible isn’t a serious matter.
The point is as the bible says:

my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6

Our lack of bible knowledge is killing the church.

Frenetic Friday


Well lets just jump into it.

So let me see if I can remember it. A scout must be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. That is the scout law. That is what a Boy Scout must uphold.  Of course now that you don’t even have to be a boy to be in the boy scouts I wonder how much of the law still applies.  Take for instance the case of Logan Blythe.


Logan Blythe, 15, is a teenager with down syndrome who lives in Utah with his parents.  Logan is a passionate member of the local boy scouts.   Besides his Down Syndrome Logan also has Autism.  Because of this the local troop has accommodated him and as he earned his merit badges.  And all of this was well and good until Logan went for the highest award a scout can achieve and that was Eagle Scout.  When Logan started his project he was given an initial go ahead until it seems that the national office examined how Logan earned his badges and promptly put a stop to it and stripped him of his badges. (There goes that friendly, kind part of the law and I think the courteous also.)

The national office said that because Logan had assistance (Helpful, hello can anyone hear me?  Is this thing on?) that he didn’t actually earn the badges and since he didn’t earn them he couldn’t apply for his Eagle Scout.

Logan’s family has filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and the Utah National Parks  Council for “damages greater than one dollar” for “outrageous and reckless conduct and disregard of the emotional well-being of Logan.”

“The Boy Scouts have lost their way,” Ted McBride, the Blythe family attorney, told KSL-TV. “The local Utah people did not want to enforce this discriminatory policy, but regrettably that turned out to be a bad decision for them. The Boy Scouts have made accommodations for those who identify as transgender, they have even accepted girls into the boy scouts, and they are going to fight this? For what? To protect the prestigious Eagle Scout badge?”

Chad (Logan’s father) says the lawsuit is simply to restore Logan’s honor. “I want the Boy Scouts to change its policy,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “They should reinstate Logan’s badges and acknowledge the fact that not all boys have the same capabilities.”<source>

Maybe we need to review the Scout Law again.

And in baby news the rise of the gender fluid baby names is on the rise according to Fox News.  According to  Linda Murray, global editor-in-chief of BabyCenter.com there has  been a rise in gender neutral names for children, such as Royal, Charlie, Skylar, Justice, and Oakley.

Here’s a few quotes from the article:

We chose a gender-neutral name, Riley, for my daughter,” said Lori Kinkler, a psychologist in San Antonio, Texas. “We knew her sex, but gender is fluid and yet to be determined. Of all the difficulties faced by those who live beyond, or across, the binary, we didn’t want name-changing to be one of them. … I like that she feels she has options and knows she’ll be accepted by us no matter what.” Riley is 3.

Kirsten Hammann, 45, in the San Francisco Bay area, and her husband named their daughters Teagan and Sigrid. She considers both names gender neutral.

“Sigrid is technically a girl’s name but because it’s so uncommon in the U.S. it reads as gender neutral to most people,” she said. “The gender neutrality was not something my husband and I discussed explicitly and I would say it was more in my mind knowing firsthand the hurdles women face across so many areas of life. Whether we like it or not, names that skew a little masculine, or less feminine, are perceived as stronger, and I wanted that for my girls.”

“We named our baby Avery Morgann. The intention was to give them more room to define themselves as they get older. Also, name changes are expensive and frustrating,” said Portland, Oregon, parent C.J. Alicandro, who strives for gender neutrality in all ways for the 2 1/2-year-old.

“We wanted to set up Avery with an opportunity to not be limited as much as possible by a name and be able to choose an identity as much as possible, given the confines that are forced upon them,” said Alicandro, a 31-year-old social worker.

Of course I am an old fuddy duddy I remember when we named our children after the names of saints.

Here’s an article from the Art of Manliness on how to survive a mugging.  Just click on the picture to be taken to the article.

And finally there is a new trend among the millennials. Instead of getting engagement rings the current trend is to embed the diamond into the finger of the person being engaged.

Frenetic Friday: Friendly Fire


So tonight’s Frenetic Friday is a rant.

Let me preface this by saying that when I was being discipled in the faith by a former marine he had a saying that as a young Christian I didn’t really understand at the time.  That saying was that Christians are the only army that shoot their own wounded.  As I have grown older in years and in the faith I have come to the conclusion that my dear brother was wrong.  We don’t just shoot the wounded we engage in “friendly fire”, case in point Dr. James White of Alpha Omega ministries.

Now I am a great admirer of Dr. White, I make no effort to hide that fact at all.  He and I are of a similar age, although I believe I am older by one or two years, and when he mentions things like “Modems” or “Bulletin Boards” I know exactly what he is talking about.  In fact I am fairly sure that I saw his nick on some of the BBS’s that I used to log into while reading the religious/theology debate section.  It was his passion for and logical use of the Word of God that impressed me the most and when he came out with the book against K.J.V. Only cult I picked the book up because I had met a few of them.  Later when he came on the internet I listened to him every chance I could  and when podcasting came about his was one of the first podcasts I subscribed to, not to mention buying his books and devouring them.

Yes I learned a lot from Dr. White and so when I learned that he was attempting to preach the gospel to the followers of Islam and debate them in their mosques I knew there couldn’t be a better person for the job than Dr. White.  Indeed I would say that for such a time as this God raised up and prepared Dr. White for this role to be the one to preach the Word of God, the Gospel, to the followers of Islam so that as many are appointed unto eternal life will have their hearts changed by this preaching.

Unfortunately like Alexander the coppersmith, there has risen certain so called brothers in Christ that want to do harm to Dr. White’s ministry to the followers of Islam.  Their agenda is one of fear, and hatred.  They appear to say and think that it is wrong to preach Christ to the followers of Islam.  Or that to dialog with Imams makes you a useful idiot.

Well all I know is this no one can be saved unless they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and the means of this is the preaching of the Gospel.  And to deny that preaching is to be like the Pharisees who told the apostles not to preach  Christ.  And like the apostles we have to we must obey God rather than men.  And Dr. James White is obeying God as he preaches the Gospel to the followers of Islam.  And I and this blog stand with Dr. White and Alpha and Omega Ministries.

Frenetic Friday 


Frenetic Friday is rated M for mature.  And is brought to you by the entire alphabet else how would we write?

Speaking of letters if you want to see how far the influence of the cultural change is I would point you to this little graphic:

 

 

And that is all I have to say about that but you may draw your own conclusions regarding the spread of the culture wars.

And still staying with the theme of letters, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, you might or might not have seen this bit of flotsam where an Oregon judge grants a resident (man) the right to be genderless.  Now officially “agender” yes that is the word even if your spell check says it isn’t.  And just because I know your dying to find out here is the definition:

Agender is defined as the absence of gender. Not to be confused with transgender or genderqueer, agender people typically describe feeling that they have no gender identity whatsoever. While sex refers to biological features such as chromosomes, genitalia and hormones, gender is the expression of identity as male, female or somewhere in between. But agender people are not drawn to male or female identity — or any point along the spectrum.

Right.  I suppose that they will now claim the letter “A”  as their own personal letter.  I wonder if numbers are still an option?  Here is a great response by Dan J. Phillips about this decision:  “Oregon judge grants man ‘right’ to be genderless.  But did she … really?”

By the way Mike S. Adams had a great tweet that all those Gender Studies Professors should think about.

Of course that is logical and no doubt a micro-aggression so I probably should have issued a trigger warning and pointed to the current safe space, which is the Antarctic if you’re wondering.

And as we continue on this slip-n-slide of silliness comes an article from the Federalist which states that if you “Think breast-feeding is natural then you’re now a transphobe”  Folks I can’t make this stuff up.  At an on-line pediatric journal says that breastfeeding as a natural method feeding your baby instead of using formula is helping out the anti-vaccine crowd.  Which is patently false.  But the real agenda is revealed when the report states:

Coupling nature with motherhood, however, can inadvertently support biologically deterministic arguments about the roles of men and women in the family (for example, that women should be the primary caretakers of children). Referencing the “natural” in breastfeeding promotion, then, may inadvertently endorse a controversial set of values about family life and gender roles, which would be ethically inappropriate [Emphasis added.]

There you have it. You can’t call breast-feeding natural because some poor transgender person who can’t breast feed  may be called unnatural because they lack the natural equipment for nourishing children.  And we can’t have that can we?  You’ll pardon me now while I beat my head against that flat rock until the pain goes away.

So let’s top off this alphabet of horror with Bill Nye the Science Guy.  Bill Nye has a new show on Netflixs called Bill Nye Saves the World!  No I haven’t watched it.  Never been that impressed with Bill Nye but then again when it came to science this was the guy I looked toward:

Anyway in a controversial episode Bill Nye stated this:

Which contradicts what he originally said here:

Well so what some of you might be saying.  Science moves on it evolves it progresses when new data is found.  Yes but does science hide?  Consider this, on the Netflix collection of the original Bill Nye the Science Guy that episode has been excised.   So the question on my mind is this did they remove the episode because the science has changed or because they didn’t want the truth to get out?

And that is it for Frenetic Friday.  Tune in again when we ask that age-old question will the Robotic Over Lords stop the zombie apocalypse or just facilitate it?

 

The Five Day Post


And now the post that has taken five days to write.  As I was looking at my various news feeds I was wondering what should make the cut.  Not much in Robotic Over Lords, there was some news on the Pro-life front and then I saw it.  Something that coincided with the 240th celebration of the independence of the USA.  What you may ask?  And even if you don’t ask, well let me point you to a few news items first.

Item 1.

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to rule that pharmacies dispense emergency contraception

Item 2.

U.S. District Judge strikes down Mississippi’s religious freedom law.

Item 3.

Christian Mingle Opens Doors to Gay Singles Under Settlement.

Item 4.

California Bill protects LGBQT students by limiting the Faith of Universities

Are you seeing a pattern here?  If I am being obtuse let me spell it out for you.  Each of these cases has to do will religious freedom, in particular the right of persons to behave or operate a business under their belief system.

In Item 1 Christian pharmacists because they view plan B morning after pills  as an abortifacient and do not want to dispense the drug.  But are compelled by Washington State law to do so.  They filed suit claiming that the law put undo burden upon religious objectors.  The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

At issue are Washington State regulations that are likely to make a pharmacist unemployable if he or she objects on religious grounds to dispensing certain prescription medications,” argued Justice Alito

“Yet the Ninth Circuit held that the regulations do not violate the First Amendment, and this Court does not deem the case worthy of our time. If this is a sign of how religious liberty
claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern.”

Item 2 A district judge struck down a religious liberty law based upon other religious freedom laws and the federal religious freedom law.  The judge claims that “The State has put its thumb on the scale to favor some religious beliefs over others. Showing such favor tells ‘nonadherents that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and . . . adherents that they are insiders, favored members of the political community,’ ” Reeves wrote, citing precedent. “And the Equal Protection Clause is violated by HB 1523’s authorization of arbitrary discrimination against lesbian, gay, transgender, and unmarried persons.”

Item 3 Christian Mingle a dating site that specified  whether you were a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man was sued by two gay men under California’s anti-discrimination law saying that the limited options violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act.  Because of the suit Christian Mingle has changed it’s policy to allow same sex users.

Item 4  California Senate Bill 1146 would prohibit any faith based policies from religious schools that take any state assistance and “discriminate” against LGBT persons.

“State assistance” includes any participation in the Cal Grants or Pell Grants programs, which provide critical financial assistance to lower-income students.

This means that a Catholic school that receives state aid can be sued for refusing to hire a non-Catholic applicant to serve as its president.  It means an Adventist school can be sued for refusing to hire a professor living in a gay marriage.  It means a Baptist school can be sued for refusing to allow a male student who “identifies” as a woman to live in a women’s dormitory, or to use women’s restrooms and showers.
The intent of this bill is transparent: to target Christian schools that maintain Biblical beliefs on marriage and sexuality, and to use the threat of losing government funds to force them to change those beliefs.  It puts schools into a terrible predicament.  If they maintain their beliefs, their prospective students will not be eligible for Cal Grants or Pell Grants, and the schools will suffer significant financial loss.  If they give in to this requirement, they compromise their core principles.

Do you see the pattern?  Can you see what we are losing here?  Do you understand that for the opposition it is a take no prisoner situation?  No matter who wins the presidency we can no longer depend on the courts to protect our rights that is no longer an option as they don’t rule based upon actual constitutional law rather they are an oligarchy of ideologues that rule based upon social theory.

Good Night.

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program


nativity

I’m sure that you’ve seen this or something similar by now.  I am not going to get into how it violates the second commandment but I am going to get into how this isn’t how to get sympathy for refugees middle-eastern or otherwise.

The implied statement is that Mary and Joseph were refugees of some kind.  But the facts don’t bear that out.

Fact one:  Mary and Joseph were still in their native land. They went from Nazareth to Bethlehem (Luke 2:4) both towns in Israel.

Fact two:  They were obeying the law.  Caesar Augustus had ordered a census of the entire Roman Empire and in obedience to the law they went where they were to be registered based on their lineage.  (Luke 2:1-3)

Fact three:  Because of the census all available rooms were taken.  This is like the entire city of Seattle Washington, population 668,342, decided to rent all the available space in Almira Washington, population 273.  Needless to say for a pregnant woman to find a room in a city that full would be near impossible so if anything having a barn, was a blessing.  (Luke 2:7)

Fact four:  At some point in time probably after the census, and some say up to two years after his birth, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were living in a house. (Matthew 2:11).

So lets look at the facts.  One they were in their own country, two they were obeying the law of the land, three the lack of room was caused by a temporary influx of a great amount of people into a small town.  And four ultimately some time after the birth Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were living in a house in Bethlehem.

And lastly the story of the birth of Jesus is about Jesus.  It isn’t about refugees, it isn’t about haters, and it isn’t about setting up nativity scenes it is about the God-man.  How the Son of God became incarnate and lived  a sinless life and took the wrath of God upon Himself instead of us.

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,  because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”   Acts 17:30-31

 

 

A Rant


The guys over Credo Covenant are kind enough to allow me to write something for their blog now and then and this time I posted a rant that I wrote after being condemned by a gaggle of Grundys posing as baptists who told me that reading fantasy novels would get me condemned by Jesus.  If you want to read what I said about it head over here:  On the Reading of Fantasy