Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Post-Christian America; Putting Infants "Down Like Dogs"...more

Post-Christian America: Gullible, Intolerant, and Superstitious    In some secular progressive circles, a certain myth persists. If you defeat the forces of traditional Christianity — you know, the rubes and fools who believe the Bible is the Word of God — then you’ll make way for a more enlightened, rational, and humane nation and world. In other words, the alternative to religion is reason, and reason is mankind’s great liberating force.

Although I’ve heard some variation on this argument countless times, as I grew older I noticed something odd. Many of the best-educated and least-religious people I knew weren’t all that reasonable. They held to downright irrational views about reality. I remember an elite-educated secular friend in Philadelphia who scoffed at my wife’s Christian faith; this friend was also convinced that her child had an “indigo aura” that imbued him with special gifts. I recall conversations with Harvard Law School classmates who laughed at the New Testament but thought reincarnation was “cool.” And how can I forget the strange sight of Harvard students walking in and out of the neighborhood witchcraft store?...

Putting Infants "Down Like Dogs"
We should empathize with Comstock in his grief. But emotion must not tempt us to reject the venerable principles of human exceptionalism. Babies—even those with dire prospects—are precious human beings whose lives have intrinsic dignity and inherent moral value beyond that of any nonhuman.

Acceptance of Comstock’s premise—that parents should kill babies who are “likely to die”—would be culturally catastrophic. It would lead to the legalization of murder. At Nuremberg, the German infanticide program was deemed a crime against humanity. Let’s not abandon that wisdom.

The death of his son is not the only motive driving Comstock’s advocacy. Comstock is a moral philosopher who rejects human exceptionalism and embraces animal rights and transhumanism... First Things

The Life of Charlie Gard: Whose Decision is it Anyway?  ...With bureaucratic control at the center of any socialized healthcare system, treatment decisions made by the “system” are based on saving money. This is done through rationing care, finite resource allocation, and service restrictions rather than a patient-centered collaborative effort between provider and patient. According to a 2014 U.K. survey, the use of processes like referral management and treatment limits within the N.H.S. have increased the degree to which British physicians feel rationing has negatively impacted their ability to effectively practice.

Forms of socialized healthcare, where decisions about who to treat, when to treat, and the degree of care received, hasn’t been the answer for Charlie Gard or for his parents. It isn’t the answer for the U.S. healthcare system either. Heaven forbid you are ever faced with a medical life-or-death decision as serious as Charlie’s. But if you are, shouldn’t the decision be yours?...

Our Cultural Waterloo 
Tradition ascribes to the Duke of Wellington the saying that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton. Today, I suspect the cultural Battle of Waterloo will be won—or lost—on the campuses of Christian colleges, and that in two ways.

The first way is obvious. The expansion of the scope of Title IX legislation by the Obama administration makes colleges that hold to traditional Christian moral positions on homosexuality and transgenderism vulnerable to loss of government funding and to damaging legal actions. We might add the related matter of accreditation: Failure to conform to Title IX will be punished with notations and probable loss of accreditation. Perhaps even more deadly than these threats is the role of the NCAA, as schools that are not “friendly” to LGBTQI students will find that they are unable to compete in sporting events. Sadly, while the choice between sport and one’s faith should not merit a second thought, I expect that this will be the point at which many colleges crack...

Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David ... Less than one week before Tisha B’Av, the Israel Antiquities Authority presented further evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, unearthed during excavations at the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David...


So sweet....

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hollywood and the media normalizing satanism; WI Company To Implant Microchips In Employees...more

Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees   ...More than 50 Three Square Market employees are having the devices implanted starting next week. Each chip is about the size of a single grain of rice.

Along with purchasing market kiosk items, employees will be albe to use the chip to get into the front door and log onto their computers.

Each chip costs $300 and the company is picking up the tab. They're implanted between a person's thumb and forefinger.  Westby added the data is both encrypted and secure...

U.S. entertainment industry is entrenched with devil worshipers working to promote and normalize satanism   ...Hollywood and the media, he said, are programming the public to not only become more secular, but they are desensitizing society to evil.

“All you have to do is turn on your television or head over to the movies, and you are going to see something in your home or something on the big screen that glorifies the occult, glorifies Spiritism, glorifies demonism,” said Payne, who is also pastor of Leadership Development and Christian Education at Antioch Bible Church and the former chaplain of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

He continued: “If you have more and more people who are watching programming on demonism, on Spiritism, on occultism, on Satanism, you are going to have growing number of people who get scared...
Lana Del Rey confirms attempt to use witchcraft against Donald Trump

Two minds-The cognitive differences between men and women
  ...In her preface to the first edition, Halpern wrote: “At the time, it seemed clear to me that any between-sex differences in thinking abilities were due to socialization practices, artifacts and mistakes in the research, and bias and prejudice. ... After reviewing a pile of journal articles that stood several feet high and numerous books and book chapters that dwarfed the stack of journal articles … I changed my mind.”

Why? There was too much data pointing to the biological basis of sex-based cognitive differences to ignore, Halpern says. For one thing, the animal-research findings resonated with sex-based differences ascribed to people. These findings continue to accrue. In a study of 34 rhesus monkeys, for example, males strongly preferred toys with wheels over plush toys, whereas females found plush toys likable. It would be tough to argue that the monkeys’ parents bought them sex-typed toys or that simian society encourages its male offspring to play more with trucks. A much more recent study established that boys and girls 9 to 17 months old — an age when children show few if any signs of recognizing either their own or other children’s sex — nonetheless show marked differences in their preference for stereotypically male versus stereotypically female toys.

Halpern and others have cataloged plenty of human behavioral differences. “These findings have all been replicated,” she says. Women excel in several measures of verbal ability — pretty much all of them, except for verbal analogies. Women’s reading comprehension and writing ability consistently exceed that of men, on average. They out­perform men in tests of fine-motor coordination and perceptual speed. They’re more adept at retrieving information from long-term memory...

Women burn burqas and men shave their beards as they celebrate escape from ISIS stronghold in Syria  ...Strict dress codes were implemented by ISIS, requiring women to wear long, black robes over their dresses and cover their faces almost entirely with black burqas.

One woman, who had exposed her face, refusing to wear the veil, said: "They killed my son because he wouldn't pray.

"They didn't allow us to take his body for a whole week."...

Islamic Terrorist Threat From Canada Higher Than That coming from Mexico   ...“While mainstream media attention is on America’s southern border, there are zero border posts, checkpoints, or any other visible signs of security—other than watchful ranchers and farmers—along the 500-mile-long American northern border.

“The rhetoric of politicians like Justin Trudeau are cold comfort to the the roughly 100 ranchers who span Montana’s border with Canada.

“The ranchers don’t have to see what’s going on with the influx of illegals on the boob tube, they see what’s happening by dint of holding front row seats to the movement of illegals over the unprotected northern border, with their only separation being miles of prairie grass.

“The ranchers and farmers—so good at their jobs because they have to be—are credited by U.S. Border Patrol agentAndrew Herdina, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council—the border patrol union—as being “our best asset”...

Sweden: A Failed State?
◾The Swedish state, in true Orwellian style, fights those Swedish citizens who point out the obvious problems that migrants are causing.
◾When police officer Peter Springare said in February that migrants were committing a disproportionate amount of crime in the suburbs, he was investigated for inciting "racial hatred".
◾Currently, a 70-year-old Swedish pensioner is being prosecuted for "hate speech", for writing on Facebook that migrants "set fire to cars, and urinate and defecate on the streets".

Oregon Child Sex Ring Uncovered: "They're Worth $5000 A Night" ...“One thing that always shocks people is that they get hold of these kids — the target group is boys aged 11 to 13 and 10- to 14-year-old girls,” Wilson said.

“There’s not as much money in drugs anymore as there is in human trafficking. They take a young child and on a good night, can make $3,000 to $5,000.”...