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My Newswithviews Column, Feb. 20 (‘Warning! Shipwreck Ahead’)

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More and more, I’m coming to believe that the crazy public policies imposed on us by Far Left Crazy politicians are purposely intended to bring the country down.

Warning! Shipwreck Ahead

I mean, they totally ignore all warnings, all hazards, don’t they? No matter how insane it is, just bring it on!

Why would they want to collapse our civilization? Two reasons I can think of.

To rebuild some half-assed utopia on the ruins.

To give themselves an excuse to “restore order” by setting up a totalitarian state with themselves in charge.

Those are evil reasons, and we are living in an evil age.


Movie Review: ‘Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America’ (2011)

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Colin Gunn

Public education has not gotten more Christian-friendly since Colin Gunn filmed this documentary in 2011.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/indoctrination-public-schools-and-the-decline-of-christianity-in-america

I did a lot of teaching in the public schools. I saw a lot of things that made me mad. But Gunn saw even more. This is a deeply penetrating documentary. You can watch it on the Chalcedon website, the whole thing:

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/videos/indoctrination-public-schools-and-the-decline-of-christianity-in-america

Why, why, why do Christians continue to send their children to public schools owned by persons who hate Christianity and want to wipe it out? Who fill children’s heads with “transgender,” “gay,” “America is racist!” and all the rest of that slop?

And you can forget about being “salt and light” in this arena. You’ll be fired so fast, it’ll make your head spin.

I can’t help thinking we have made God work very hard to keep our country afloat, to preserve us in spite of our multitude of sins. It’s a miracle of Providence that we’re still here.

But I do think the Lord would be pleased if we took up some of the work ourselves.


My Newswithviews Column, Feb. 13 (‘That Crazy Party’)

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Democrats have totally flipped their lids; and if they can win the next election, it won’t be funny.

Here’s some evidence that they’re crazy.

That Crazy Party

And I didn’t even mention the Green New Deal! Or the appointment of judges who believe the accusation is the evidence and don’t need no stinkin’ trial to reach a verdict.

No, it won’t be funny at all.


‘How to Write a Fantasy Novel’ (2010)

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This piece appeared in Chalcedon’s print magazine in 2010, shortly after Bell Mountain was published. I’ve had a lot of practice writing fantasy novels, since then.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/how-to-write-a-fantasy-novel

There’s still a great unmet need for Christian fantasy, especially for Young Adult readers.

My books would appreciate some company!

 


‘”Learning” from Liars’

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You can still learn a lot–even if they didn’t intend to teach it.

For any number of reasons, a Christian can wind up taking classes at a secular college and have to sit there listening to lies and errors.

Andrea Schwartz, in this 2009 magazine article, addressed this problem, so often faced by homeschooled Christian students.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/learning-from-liars

You can accomplish a lot just by changing your perspective, says Andrea: “view these classes as comparative religion, not science.” In other words, you don’t have to swallow it, but you can find ways to use it. Some of those ways are described in this article–by Christian students who prospered at secular universities without having to compromise their beliefs.

Y’know something? This is mighty handy stuff to know!


Guest Post by Laura Andrews

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Greta Thunberg… making demands

Greta Thunberg is deluded, and at some point a lot of people are going to have to answer for their part in deluding her.

Telling people to panic is nonsense. Everyone should know that. Panic is the enemy of a clear mind. When you panic, you lose control of the situation. Even if climate change is caused by mankind, and even if it can be fixed by mankind, it certainly can’t be fixed all in a minute.

If you are a Thunberg-ite, are you really willing to undergo the radical changes that she is putting forward? Are you willing to walk or bike to work, no matter how far away it is? Or maybe drive a horse-drawn carriage. Are you willing to give up your hair products, beauty products, smart phones, and computers?

If you want to visit another country, are you going to go there under wind power, taking weeks to get to a place you could have reached in a day or two by airplane? Or what if your grandmother is dying, and the only way to get to her before she passes is by airplane and there you are, galloping madly on a horse?

Greta Thunberg doesn’t know what she’s talking about, and the people who control her are abusing her by keeping her, and so many other children, in a constant state of panic, anger, and frustration.

When I was her age, my political activity was confined to making comments on news articles expressing my views. Greta is still a child. She’s sixteen years old. She should indeed be in school, not traipsing around the world telling everyone else what to do. And her parents should be utterly ashamed of themselves for feeding her tendency to obsess over things, instead of trying to help her. Add to that the fact that, as a teenager, she is in the middle of a whirlwind of hormones, and it is no wonder that she is so miserable and hopeless.

Clearly this poor girl has never been told about the true hope found in Christ. In her despair and anger we see a perfect picture of what is is like to be raised with zero religious foundation. Mankind is the be-all and end-all. We live and die by our own power. Our world rises or falls because of us. What if someone took her aside and said, “Greta, let me tell you about God”? If handled correctly, can you imagine the feeling she would get as she realized, for the first time in her life, that there is hope? That even if the world is falling to pieces, there is a rock to cling to?

I’d love to see that happen. Greta Thunberg, and all children like her, who grow up in a world devoid of God, have been robbed and deluded. They are so deluded that they are in a state of panic, and they are trying to panic everyone else over many issues which they do not understand, and of which they cannot see the consequences of implementing: gun control, climate change policies, economic policies.

I hope and pray that they will be shown the light of truth, because walking in the dark is frightening. Jesus says to allow the little children to come to Him, but there are people forbidding them to come to Him, to taste the sweetness of love and joy and freedom from fear.

Shame on the people who make a profit from panicked, angry children, and shame on the people who created that mindset in the first place. It would be better if a millstone were tied around their necks and they were cast into the sea.

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Pray for intervention by the Holy Spirit–and the sooner, the better.   –LD

 

 

 

 


‘Actions vs. Academics’

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Mark Rushdoony wrote this for our Chalcedon newsletter, Arise & Build, January 2020.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/actions-vs-academics

The church’s besetting sin today, Mark observes, is disobedience: they don’t keep God’s commandments, but rather indulge in disobedience in their day-to-day lives, never giving it a thought. They’re good at studying theology, though. Ask them about any 16th-century religious controversy, and they’re good to go. But how that helps anyone today is anybody’s guess.

“Faith must result in faithfulness,” Mark says–not in terms of a “works salvation” (do so many good works of a particular nature, and you’ve earned your way into heaven), but a “working faith” that puts God’s word into practice.

Or, as Jesus Himself said, “Occupy until I come.”


‘Affirming the Culture of Life’ (Chalcedon, 2018)

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The twilight of humanism

“Democracy always perishes from an overdose of democracy.” –R.J. Rushdoony

We have a calling, as Christians, to affirm the culture of life–that is, faith in Jesus Christ–and to oppose the culture of death: which in our time takes the form of humanism.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/affirming-the-culture-of-life

Today’s worldly culture, says this Chalcedon editorial, “resents any call to moral accountability… It is the culture of death. We must separate ourselves from it by affirming the culture of life, Christianity.”

It’s a glorious calling! We serve a glorious King, and His Kingdom will not fail.


‘The Vindication of Joseph’

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When I was a little boy, the story of Joseph scared me, but good. His brothers stuck him in a hole and sold him as a slave, and then he was thrown into jail for something that he didn’t do. What if it happened to me?

R.J. Rushdoony touched upon a key element in the story of Joseph, in this essay reprinted first in 2007.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/the-vindication-of-joseph

It’s easy to waste a lot of your life, he warned, brooding over past injustices and vainly trying to win back what you’ve lost. Joseph never did get compensated for the injustices he’d suffered. He was too busy saving Egypt. “Trust in God’s ultimate and unswerving justice,” Rushdoony wrote. It’s the only real justice there is.

But God pity us! We’ve made a whole way of life out of obsessing over past injustices, some indeed long past, and demanding…um… “reparations.” Doesn’t seem to matter how long past, or who was actually affected.

Happiness and peace of mind–the world knows how to avoid attaining it.


My Newswithviews Column, Jan. 16 (‘Yes, It’s True, They’re Crazy’)

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Look at that–I almost forgot I had a Newswithviews column for you.

Yes, It’s True, They’re Crazy

I wrote this and sent it in before I learned that a Facebook glitch had revealed that Scold O’ the World Greta Thunberg’s Facebook posts are written by her father and some “climate activist” in India.

No surprise: libs love to hide behind children.

Just like they like to hide their global government plans behind the Climate Change scam.

True, there are poor fools out there who believe the sky is falling.

But the ones who shout the loudest believe it least. They’re the ones who get the private jets and the mansions on the water. And Greta is their tool.


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