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Original Sin? ‘Hate Speech,’ Facebook Says

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[Thanks to Susan for the news tip]

Love turns into hate when secular social media bigwigs encounter it.

Christian blogger Ginger Taylor was banned from Facebook for seven days for quoting St. Augustine on the central Christian doctrine of Original Sin–which the barbarians at Facebook decided was “hate speech” (https://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2019/07/i-am-blocked-from-facebook-for-seven.html?fbclid=IwAR1TaS2P2xWkhObKiPhy6bD-4b33XJwMMI02liFxJgEgzsmjhaZuv-OYOq0).

Uh, why do we need a Savior, if there’s no Original Sin? But God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

This is “hate”?

Now, if we were able to save ourselves just being piling up good works and being nice guys, why would we need the Son of God? Why would the Word need to become flesh, be born into this world, live among us, and be crucified, dead, and buried? Why should Christ have needed to be atonement for our sins, if we can simply cleanse ourselves by works of the flesh?

This is the original Christian doctrine, this is the whole point of Christianity–and Facebook calls it “hate speech.” God’s sublime love for His creation–for us!–becomes, in their eyes, “hate.” Why? Because God knows what we are and loves us anyway, and knows how to sanctify us by His sovereign grace? Because He won’t give us participation trophies and “Good job!” refrigerator magnets?

And now let’s see if FB lets me post this…


My Newswithviews Column, Nov. 29 (‘The Push for Open Borders’)

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“Borders, schmorders!”   –Attila the Hun

No country in history ever had “open borders” on purpose–although people like Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan treated other people’s countries as if they had no borders.  I guess if you can’t enforce ’em, you don’t really have ’em.

https://newswithviews.com/the-push-for-no-borders/

So the push for open borders is on, they think their public schools and collidges have dumbed us down enough to make us ready for it–and God the Lord defend us.


‘Crazy Jane, the Queen of Spain’ (2015)

This poor queen! Locked up for most of her life, diagnosed as “insane” when there was probably nothing wrong with her at all. Her nephew was Charles V, emperor of practically everything in Europe that wasn’t France or England. Her niece was Katherine of Aragon, wife of Henry VIII. Queen Jane, Juana La Loca, Crazy Jane–all those high connections, and no one ever lifted a finger to help her. History can sometimes make for harrowing reading. That’s Original Sin for you.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/09/18/crazy-jane-the-queen-of-spain/


The New Killer! ‘Religious Trauma Syndrome’

Well, thanks to Science, we now know why so many people are so messed up. It’s because they have Religious Trauma Syndrome (https://valerietarico.com/2013/03/26/religious-trauma-syndrome-is-it-real/).

The term was coined two years ago by Dr. Marlene Winell, and it’s starting to catch on. It has to do with “toxic religion” and “harmful experiences within religion,” which supposedly scar you for life and lead to all sorts of self-destructive behaviors.

But what is “toxic religion”? Winell says it’s religion that’s “controlling” and insists on conformity. But that could apply equally to–well, to going to college, these days. See what happens to you in a college classroom if you buck the party line.

I think we all know what perverted religion would look like, and would agree that it does harm. But Dr. Winell warns of “toxic teachings like eternal damnation and original sin.”

She cannot distinguish between genuine “toxic religion” and mainstream Biblical teaching.

Ah, but there’s a cure–atheism! Or at least conversion to some kind of waffy-daffy “spirituality” that tells you that you’re good, you’re the cat’s pajamas, whatever you believe is true, everybody goes to Heaven, light a scented candle and you’re home free, blah-blah-blah.

I mean, really, doc! Non-religious people don’t have these same problems?

Bottom line: it’s just another secularist stab at building a morality-free society with themselves sitting on top of it.


The Will to be as God

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As I sat in the laundromat today, the TV nooze–you just can’t escape it–presented a story that distressed me.

It was the trial of a band of merry carjackers who killed a man because they wanted his car and whatever might be in it. We were shown the victim’s widow addressing the convicted trigger man in court: “You took away everything I had, all my hopes and dreams, because you decided to play God, deciding who should live and who should die, deciding you had the right to kill because you wanted something that you hadn’t earned.”

God has given the civil government the authority and the duty to avenge these wrongs, and yet the government all too often refuses to do that (see Romans 13). Instead, the court is expected to sentence the trigger man to 30 years in prison–three square meals a day, color TV, weight room, and the company of like-minded savages. That is not justice. Again, the civil government has failed to carry out its function. The victim is still dead; his wife is still a widow; his children remain fatherless.

Adam and Eve inherited Original Sin by listening to the serpent’s promise that they themselves would be “as gods” if they disobeyed the real God (Genesis 3:5), and we, their descendants, have been doing it ever since.

The 20th century was a festival of murder. Think of Mao Tse-Tung, who killed at least 40 million people as part of his mad scheme, the Great Leap Forward, to transform China into a leading industrial power in five years. And that was only one of countless examples.

We haven’t learned a bloody thing. Today the Humanist Manifesto II declares there is no God, but that’s no problem–“using technology wisely,” we can do all those things God should have done: we can do His job. Paradise on earth. Just break a few more eggs, and we’ll have our omelet. Meanwhile, The Smartest People in the World wage war against reality itself while the Davos crowd, invoking Man-Made Climate Change as their warrant, works tirelessly toward a world government.

Like, we should trust them?

Our country’s founders were blessed with the wisdom to impose strict limits on the central government–limits which The Anointed of our day work ceaselessly to overthrow. If I’ve learned one thing from observing the nooze and reading history, it’s that the Original Sin, the will to be as God, features an insatiable lust for power over other human beings.

Which brings me back to the carjacking case. What was that, but an untrammeled will to power over the rightful owner of the car, and a decision to exercise it by killing him? You don’t have to bump off 40 million of your countrymen to be a little tin god: a single murder will do just as well.

God has a plan to heal the human race and regenerate His whole creation. He will do it in spite of us. For this cause Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born, and died on the cross, and rose from the dead… and will return.

Come, Lord Jesus, come. Because we are not fit to do God’s job; but you are.

 


Accused Welsh Politician Found Dead

The accusations of “misconduct,” most of it apparently of a sexual nature, are coming hot and heavy not only here in America, but also in Britain, so far involving “about a dozen” Members of Parliament. And a prominent Welsh politician, in the wake of unspecified charges leveled at him, has been found dead in his home in northern Wales: they’re calling it a suicide (https://www.yahoo.com/news/uk-politician-found-dead-misconduct-claims-151848137.html).

Powerful, important men in business and in government have been chasing after women since wealth and power were invented. The author who led me to understand this was, of all people, Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan.

Among the great apes, Tarzan’s people, the big apes used their status and their muscle to make sure they got the best food, the most food, the most comfortable resting spots–and as many she-apes as they desired, whether the females liked it or not. That such “apes” as ERB described are totally fictitious is irrelevant. What Burroughs really had in mind, when he wrote those stories, was human beings.

We are Christians, and we call it Original Sin. Even David, called a man after God’s own heart, was guilty of sexual sin when he took Uriah the Hittite’s wife away from him and arranged for Uriah to be killed in battle.

If we were humanists, we would deny Original Sin, insist that all wickedness comes from outside the human heart, and claim that we can fix it by allocating more power to the government. Man, we would say, is perfectible by man.

Jesus Christ, our Savior, taught otherwise. “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies; these are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.” (Matthew 15:18-20)

We are not perfectible by our own efforts, no matter how strong the coercion; and that’s why God has given us a Savior.

In time the current hubbub over sexual misconduct among the mighty will die out. But without the personal regeneration obtainable only in Jesus Christ, confession of sins, and acceptance of God’s grace, the misconduct will continue.


California’s State Legislature–A Tar Pit of Sexual Harassment

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If you want to hear “We support feminism!” till it’s coming out your ears, California’s state capitol in Sacramento would be a good place to start. Except–as is not at all unusual with liberals–it’s all a load of crap.

You know Democrats are in hot water when The New York Times has to cover their misdeeds. But according to the NYT, 140 women–including female legislators, lobbyists, and legislative aides–have signed a statement charging that the Democrat-dominated state house is a virtual hellhole of sexual harassment (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/us/california-women-sexual-harassment-sacramento.html).

Laments the leftist newspaper, “The California legislature has set the national agenda on a variety of issues”–that should read, “tries to set,” and, thank heaven, mostly fails–and yet here they are chasing women into the ladies’ restrooms and groping them, etc. Uh, libs, we toldja that’d happen if you didn’t keep separate bathrooms for the only two sexes that actually exist. But there it is: “pervasive sexual misconduct” in the most liberal state legislature in the union.

Okay, who’s surprised? Who’s out there who really thought liberals mean what they say about supporting this and that group’s rights and promoting social justice and being sweet enough to peel the enamel off your teeth?

Our slimy power class insults us by pretending to care about us, when in reality they consider us nothing more than their prey.

Oh, and don’t forget Hollywood as a bastion of liberal lip service with heaps and heaps of sexual predation going on behind the scenes.

And Bill Clinton.

We believe in Original Sin, which makes us perpetually in need of Our Savior.

What’s their excuse?


A Good Idea Gone Bad

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As long as we’re on the subject of cereal box prizes, let’s go just a little ways down Memory Lane, back into the 1980s.

How do you get people to try a new cereal? Well, the advertisers of Almond Delight came up with a swell idea: offer “Free Cash in Every Box.” Consumers had a chance to find either real legal tender–$1, $5, $50, or $500–inside the box, or else a bit of foreign  currency. Now if that wasn’t going to make the product fly off the shelves, what would?

They didn’t calculate for Original Sin.

Imagine our disappointment when we brought home a box of Almond Delight and found that someone had already slit it open with a box-cutter and removed whatever money was inside. We were even more disappointed when we went back to the store and found every Almond Delight box on the shelf similarly treated. Every last one of ’em had already been slit open. I need hardly add that we didn’t buy it again.

Maybe  “Free Cash in Every Box” wasn’t such a good idea, after all.

The thing to remember, though, is that this was the brainchild of highly-paid professionals who supposedly knew what they were doing.

Or, as Isaiah once put it, “Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” (Isaiah 2:22)


‘We’ll Bring Back the Mammoth!’

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The classic Marx toy mammoth

The Original Sin was to disobey God in order, as the Serpent put it, to “be as gods” (Genesis 3:5). That sin is very much with us today.

Scientists have announced a plan to bring back the extinct woolly mammoth by messing about with mammoth DNA and Asian elephant DNA, cutting and pasting and “editing genes” to create a mammoth embryo ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/16/woolly-mammoth-resurrection-scientists ). Then they can re-introduce a population of mammoths to the Siberian tundra to combat global warming! Oh–and as an added benefit, they predict these techniques can soon be refined so as to “reverse aging” in human beings.

As much as I would love to see a woolly mammoth, what I would be seeing here would not actually be a mammoth,  but rather an elephant that’s been tampered with to make it look like a mammoth–a counterfeit.

Does anyone honestly expect this to work out as advertised? Do a lot of us need to see Jurassic Park again?

Somehow reading stuff like this makes me feel like I’m getting stupider, not smarter.

Come, Lord Jesus, come–and save us from the folly of our worldly wisdom.


Piffle Alert! The ‘Lunar Temple’

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It was for just such notions as this that such expressions as B.S., codswallop, crapola, and blather were invented.

The European Space Agency has revealed plans to build a “lunar temple” or “dome of contemplation”–barf bag, please–on the moon, as part of a lunar colony ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4162296/The-incredible-lunar-TEMPLE.html ).

Listen to this from the ESA grand poobah, who says the lunar colony will be “a fresh start, a place where there are no social conventions, no nations and no religion, somewhere where those concepts will need to be rethought from scratch.” Rethought by idiots. I marvel he didn’t ask us to imagine no possessions, while he was at it.

So… they’re gonna have a temple, but no religion. They’re even paying an in-house artist to design it. But a temple with no religion–how long do you suppose it’ll take for that vacuum to be filled by something rather nasty? I mean, do these turkeys ever think things through?

Yowsah, yowsah, folks! We’re gonna leave our Original Sin behind on earth, and live in outer space and be as gods!

Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.  Psalm 127:1.


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