Culture War Flashpoints are Sexual AND Spiritual!

March 9th, 2013

Check out this article, http://www.faithworking.com/2013/01/31/the-imbedded-creational-link-between-spirituality-and-sexuality/ , posted by Alan Burrow.

Here is a developed apologetic that the sexual infidelity of a culture directly mirrors its spiritual infidelity.

Is Human Life Worth This?

March 9th, 2013

Here is an article (http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/04/health/surrogacy-kelley-legal-battle/) that delves into the messy intricacies that develop with modern medical expertise… Especially when it comes to fertility and surrogacy.

The story “pits” the surrogate mom as a pro-life person… and the genetic parents as some kind of compassionate and human people. In addition, inserts some unexpected twists.

It is an interesting read; however the clinical discussion of human life is a bit off-putting. But continued reading revealed some interesting bits in the emotional stand-off of the parties involved.

One cannot help to detect the unstated bias of the author, she writes of the so-described humane genetic parents, “They wanted something better for this child.” In this declaration, she states two irreconcilable things. The first opinion, that abortion is something better than life. The second, most importantly, truth… that the unborn baby is indeed a human child.

While the surrogate mom does indeed have “issues,” she emerges a hero, of sorts. We all have heard the age-old lie from the enemy… that we can be like God. In this story, it is presented in a compassionate way as the surrogate mom remembers, “They said I should try to be God-like and have mercy on the child and let her go.”

I still cannot help but to think all concerned acknowledge the life in the womb as a CHILD. Yet, there are some who, in cold-blooded fashion, openly advocate for murder of such. (There is no other description for this crime.)

What follows is a sickening discussion of what the monetary value of this baby was, the surrogate mom decided at about $15,000 and the genetic mom, about $10,000. Is this what it comes down to these days, money?

However, the baby is eventually born and her prospects for a long life are not very good.

Nevertheless, what say you, ought we not to leave the playing God part to God?

I say no to playing God in this… and that Baby S is infinitely valuable, as Christ died for her, too.

 

Skyfall – Worship Edition

March 1st, 2013

Are these skillful musicians? Yes!
But does this qualify as praise and worship? No!
But then Granger Community Church thinks so… friends, if you attend that church… run!

This Stuff Hurts Brains, Don’t Try it at Home

February 28th, 2013

I came across this today: http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/ryan_stringer/learning.html

In it the author, Ryan Stringer, offers a logical “proof” of how God does not exist. I read and thought it a great proof. But it stumbles at premise three.

Ryan would have you believe, that “A being’s omniscience entails, among other things, that it has all experiential knowledge.” He alleges this to be “necessary truth.”

At first glance, it would seem to most people to be an acceptable premise… but is it? I don’t think so.

It seems that for the premise to be true, God is ONLY omniscient. But there are other things we know about God. One that is the most offensive to us is that He is holy. That means He does not sin.

Even his offered salvage of the argument fails, considering that God is holy. Case being, to support his contrivance, he necessitates it is logically possible for God to learn. I don’t think so. If he has already granted the premise that God is omniscient… it is not logically possible there is anything left to learn.

So thinking as men do, we limit God by our minds, when it ought to be the other way.

God, being holy, does not know what it is like to sin. As it is evidenced by this, that this so-called experiential truth is not necessary to omniscience in any way. It destroys premise three, and anything conclusive is incorrect, save that there is experiential knowledge humans have that it is impossible for God to have.