Frenetic Friday


Well, well, well its Friday once again and I do believe we have a really big show for you tonight. So away we go!


Our first item of the night is this new study that has found that women are hard wired to find well meaning SEXIST men more attractive. (emphasis mine)  And why is this so?  Well according to the scientists who did the study women think that such men are more likely protect them, provide for them and commit to a relationship.  So what is considered sexist according to the study?  if they are chivalrous or think women need a man to protect them.  So think about this.  If you’ve been taught to say open the door for a lady, stand when a woman enters a room, remove your hat when speaking to a lady., in times of danger protect the women before yourself.    All this is a form of benevolent sexism.  Or manners as taught by your grandfather and grandmother, or in my case father and mother if you were fortunate to have this happen to you.  (if you were raised in the south  manners are part of the culture and this is the norm.)  But wait there is more it seems that even women who consider themselves strong feminists showed the same preferences in the study by British and US researchers.   That must really grind their gears. <source>

 

 

 

 

So have you ever seen this skit:

If you have you’ll recognize it as one of the classic Monty Python sketches.  Many is the time that I laughed myself silly over such skits.  Well according the head of comedy at the BBC, Shane Allen, Monty Python  wouldn’t get on the BBC because:

If you’re going to assemble a team now it’s not going to be six Oxbridge white blokes,” Allen said in June. “It’s going to be a diverse range of people who reflect the modern world.”

Terry Gilliam a member of the troupe and an American said in response to the claim that Monty Python was too white said:

I no longer want to be a white male, I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian. … My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition.”
“[Allen’s] statement made me so angry, all of us so angry,” he said. “Comedy is not assembled, it’s not like putting together a boy band where you put together one of this, one of that everyone is represented.”<source>

Now let’s go to the Pacific Northwest


Ah Seattle really you can’t find a more liberal city unless you’re on the east coast or in California.  Well seems that Seattle to protect the environment has placed a ban on plastic straws.  That means all the fast food restaurants and other restaurants have to go to either a paper of a paper/plastic composite straw.  Or you have a note from a doctor that  states you must use a plastic drinking straw.  And if you don’t have that note, well that is a $250 fine.  <source>

And last but not least this:

The blurb below says this:

No one is born white. But while there is no biological basis for a white race, whiteness is real. What’s more, whiteness as a way of being in the world has been parasitically joined to Christianity, and this is the ground of many of our problems today. It is time to redouble the efforts of the church and its institutions to muster well-informed, gospel-based initiatives to fight racialized injustice and overcome the heresy of whiteness.

Written by a world-class roster of scholars, Can “White” People Be Saved? develops language to describe the current realities of race and racism. It challenges evangelical Christianity in particular to think more critically and constructively about race, ethnicity, migration, and mission in relation to white supremacy.

Historical and contemporary perspectives from Africa and the African diaspora prompt fresh theological and missiological questions about place and identity. Native American and Latinx experiences of colonialism, migration, and hybridity inspire theologies and practices of shalom. And Asian and Asian American experiences of ethnicity and class generate transnational resources for responding to the challenge of systemic injustice. With their call for practical resistance to the Western whiteness project, the perspectives in this volume can revitalize a vision of racial justice and peace in the body of Christ.<source>

And let me remind you of this:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.  Romans 1:16 (emphasis mine)

 

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Catechism


Q. How long was he in making the world?

A. ‘In six days the Lord made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that in them is’ (Exo 20:11).
‘And on the seventh day God ended his work
which he had made’ (Gen 2:2).

Catechism


Q. Of what did God make the world?

A.‘Things which are seen were not made of things
which do appear’.

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. Hebrews 11:3

Catechism


Q. Is he known by his word?

A. Yes, most clearly: for by that he revealeth his attributes, his decrees, his promises, his way of worship,
and how he is to be pleased by us.

Frenetic Friday


It’s been a long time between posts and frankly I have too much to manage in one Frenetic Friday. So I am going to hit some highlights.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

First Phil Johnson has returned to blogging. When I first started reading various blogs on the internet The Pyromaniacs was the first one on my list.

So by now no doubt you’re aware that the Boy Scouts of America has by allowing girls into the group has changed their name to just Scouts BSA. Of course the Girl Scouts are upset, seeing this as just another way to take members from them. But a new twist has come about it seems at the 24th World Scout Jamboree condoms must be provided.

Now Snopes that bastion of truth telling has said that:

This decision was made by the World Organization of the Scout Movement, not Boy Scouts of America; condoms have been available at these events since the early 1990s and an official policy mandating condoms was implemented in 2002; the 2019 World Scout Jamboree won’t be the first such event with women and girls in attendance.

What isn’t clear from Snopes is whether the Scouts BSA isn’t part of the organization of the World Scouts. Fortunately a quick look at the about section of the Scouts BSA answers that question in the affirmative.

Albert Mohler recently published this article at his website. Wrath of God poured out – The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention.

If you are not up to speed with what has been happening with the SBC then Tom Ascol has kindly provided a way to get partially up to speed.

And now its time for

Robots, what can’t they do? Well the list is getting shorter in a recent New York Post article robots are being used to grow human parts.

But it’s not all altruistic. The Pentagon has recently spent a billion dollars to acquire more War Robots.

And that is Frenetic Friday.

Catechism


Q. Do you understand him by the works of
creation?

A. ‘The heavens declare the glory of
God; and the firmament sheweth his handy work’ (Psa 19:1). ‘For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead’ (Rom 1:20)

Catechism


Q. Is this God, being a Spirit, to be known?

A. Yes, and that by his works of creation, by
his providences, by the judgments that he
executes, and by his word.

Catechism


Q. Is there no other spirit but the true God?
A. Yes, there are many spirits.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1John 4:1

Catechism


Q. How do you distinguish the God of the Christians from the gods of other people?

A. He is a Spirit
John 4:24
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

Frenetic Friday


For mature audiences only.

We have a lot of ground to cover tonight, robots, mad scientists, culture of death, cannibalism, christian persecution and fake porn.

So let’s start with the fake porn.  So someone called deepfakes has created an easy to use app, no I am not going to tell you its name, that can easily  swap the face of a person and place it upon the body of another one.  Now this isn’t new people have done this for years.  However, you usually had to be an expert in Photoshop to be able to do this accurately so that there was no obvious glitches.  No longer this app makes it easy and any person with a basic understanding can create fake or revenge porn.

But that isn’t all there are political ramifications to this also.  Imagine putting a politician’s face on an ad saying something totally  opposite what they believe or what their party platform is.  Take for instance this deep fake of Donald Trump as Biff from back to the future

Or how about Steve Buscemi’s face on Sharon Stone from the iconic Basic Instinct (warning adult content)

So now the question is can we trust anything on the internet?

Have you seen this little cutie? He is the latest Gerber baby and he has down syndrome. Ruth Marcus in an opinion column in the Washington Post said that she needs to have the right to abort a down syndrome baby. Her article: I would have aborted a fetus with Downs syndrome. Women need that right. She frankly admits that if you consider abortion murder then you wouldn’t do this, but not her, displaying a fundamental flaw in her thinking she states that she doesn’t consider down children human. Because of their developmental disabilities they are “not the child I wanted”.

In response to this article Pro-life Chair of the House Republican Conference Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA took to twitter to respond to the offensive op-ed piece. McMorris Rogers has a down syndrome child herself and said:

she understands how difficult it is “to be told that your child’s life is going to be different than you dreamed,” but she believes “every baby has a right to life, period.”

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Mad Science Update!

Well one of the goals of a certain group of scientists is to create “cruelty free” meat.  Basically meat that isn’t grown by animals such as cows or chickens rather it is grown in a vat.  PETA has offered  a million dollars to sell in vitro chicken.   But famous atheist Richard  Dawkins responding to an article about clean meat in the Independent  says why don’t we go a step further and think about eating human meat?

But don’t think we are at the end of the insanity here. No how about a human-chimp hybrid? A humanzee, according to David P. Barash, a professor at the University of Washington writing  at Nautilus, is an idea whose time has come. And why should we do this? Well according to Darash we need to do this because:

the grotesque abuse of nonhuman animals, facilitated by what might well be the most hurtful theologically-driven myth of all times: that human beings are discontinuous from the rest of the natural world, since we were specially created and endowed with souls, whereas “they”—all other creatures—were not.

Yes we have to do this because David P. Barash wants to deny his Creator. And creating a humanzee would “prove” the continuity between humans and apes and thus evolution.  So ultimately creating monsters, and humanzees are monsters, is just another way to rebel against the creator who made you.

And Walmart, yes Walmart has just filed a patent for robot bees or more correctly pollination drones which can be used to pollinate crops.  The robots would collect pollen from one flower and use it to pollinate another one by means of cameras and sensors to detect where the crops are located.

With the loss of bees over the years , there has been a concern on how to replace them and robotic bees have been in the works.  But this is the first time that, according to the patent, the bees can be remotely controlled and automatically detect pollen.

And finally lets take a trip to Sweden.

Refugees, Muslim and   Christian, trying to escape violence are moving to Sweden.  Except for Christians this move to escape violence has just brought the violence to different country.  Christians have been attacked for wearing crosses in public by Islamists.  Many of these attacks have been on converts to Christianity from Islam.  But not all.  And while these attacks have been on the rise the Swedish government isn’t doing anything to stop them.  Pray for the Christian refugees in Sweden.

And good night for Frenetic Friday.