‘Down with Father Serra!’ (2018)

Stanford Finally Removes Some References To Father Serra From Campus – CBS  San Francisco

Actually it’s not hard to understand. For leftids, anything good is bad and anything bad is good. Down with Christian saints!

Year after year we endure the brainless jaw-flapping of “activists” demanding the erasure of anything, anyone, any words that doesn’t conform to their own claustrophobic world-view. Here’s one from 2018.

Down With Father Serra!

Yes, somehow teaching Christianity has become a hate crime and Father Junipero Serra, a criminal. So they have to tear his statue down and rename the mall at Stanford that for long has borne his name.  I wonder what they want to call it now.

8 comments on “‘Down with Father Serra!’ (2018)

  1. One of the things I find appalling, is how poorly informed a lot of these young revisionists are. Christianity, as practiced by imperfect people, is a vast improvement over the superstition which plagues much of the world. Indeed, some terrible things have been done by people claiming to be Christian, but that is a failure to live up to the standards of Christianity, and not a result of Christianity. Properly practiced, Christianity can keep us away from many harmful things, and help us to treat others with respect and consideration.

    While some have abused Christianity and tried to justify wars, etc. in the name of Christianity, this is not a reflection of the teachings of Christ, but the “woke” among us are unlikely to have ever studied the Bible for themselves, so how would they know?

    Well, actually, according to Ezekiel, chapter 38, they will know. The chapter is well worth reading, and concludes in verse 23 with the words: “ So I will show my greatness and my holiness and make myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”

  2. Amen, and I just re-read Ezekiel 38 and 39 again yesterday, as well as the Book of Daniel. This morning, I was stricken with an article that came to my inbox about a “church” with a pastor dressed in drag, full female attire, at the front of his/it’s “church” reading to children the drag queen junk. I posted the article on my facebook page. I want anyone who is a member of that church to consider.

    1. There are verses in scripture which speak of dividing. This immediately brings to mind the Great White Throne judgment, but I think that there may be another application of the word dividing that is worthy of consideration.

      There are numerous examples of people adopting behaviors which run contrary to the principles of scripture, even though they claim to be living a Christian life. When I hear of examples, such as the one you mention, or that picture that Lee posted of the female pastors, dressed in their vestments, holding a Pro Choice rally, it occurs to me that such persons are making a very public demonstration of where they stand. I do not presume to judge anyone, as an individual; that job is held by Christ, and I’m willing to accept His judgment as binding when it comes to the fate of any individual; but when someone conspicuously flaunts the moral standards of the Bible, what judgment should they expect from Christ?

      I have been fascinated by Ezekiel 38 and 39 for 50 years. While I was raised to believe Replacement Theology, an independent study of God’s word, and events I have observed within my own lifetime (not the least of which, being the Six Day War of 1967) have led to my concluding that Ezekiel’s prophecy refers to a literal nation of Israel, which, conveniently enough, was restored in 1948.

      Before our very eyes, we are seeing the Gog of Magog alliance forming, with Iran openly threatening the destruction of Israel, the near collapse of Lebanon, hostility towards Israel on the part of both Russia and Turkey, along with a United States that seems to have backed away from its role of Israel’s protector. Amazingly, other Arab nations, such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, have warmed towards Israel, which falls in line with the alliances prophesied in Ezekiel.

      When I was just a lad, I feared for Israel, as Egypt, Syria, and eventually Jordan, came up against her. While I was too young to even begin to understand the broader implications of this, I knew to a certainty that Israel was the seed of Abraham, and my sympathies were placed accordingly. It looked bad for Israel, but 6 days later Israel had a decisive victory. In 1973, the Yom Kippur War looked like another potential disaster, and Israel’s future looked bleak, but with US assistance (in the way of arms shipments), Israel won another decisive victory, which also laid the groundwork for peaceful coexistence between Israel and Egypt.

      There have been any number of notable events in the history on modern day Israel which would serve to indicate God’s hand in matters. It’s also important to note that Israel is delivered, not because of righteousness or good works, but because of the promise made to Abraham that his seed would become a nation, to the blessing of all nations. Literal, fleshly Israel, will be delivered, because of their role in God’s plans; a role that included producing the earthly lineage of the Messiah and which will play a role in the Thousand Year Reign of Christ.

      I wish I could say that I face all of this undaunted, but it is fearsome to watch. Only by God’s hand will mankind survive these events.

  3. Eldermike, I can’t allow this. There are ways to discuss these issues without insulting one another. But when anger erupts here, guess who gets blamed!
    The damage is probably done already, but I think I have to delete your comment. I’d rather not, but I don’t have the skill or the knowledge to carry this discussion any farther.

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