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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mercy!

With Real Life (tm) doing so intrusive of late, I don't get much "original content" posted. So, I thought I'd share this comment I recently made on the blog Malcolm.the.Cynic:
More than one commenter here is approaching salvation as a matter of justice -- as being somehow our due -- when, in fact, salvation is a matter of mercy: our salvation is the act of God in setting aside the justice we do deserve: Death, to give us what we do not deserve: Life.

We *all* are sinners, even the new-born babe who has committed no particular sin; we are all born into sin, which is Death: we are all *born* "going straight to Hell", as people say. We *none of us* deserve to be saved from the Death into which we are born.

Much of the worrying about "But what about people who have never heard of Christ?" and "But what about stillbirths?" and "But what about suicides?" and "OK, but what about mentally-ill suicides?" and so on (without end) is founded upon the disinclination, or even outright refusal, to trust that God is merciful.
To expand upon that last: a significant portion of such worryings and speculations is really just a round-about way of obliging God to rescue oneself from the Death with which one is already infected; that is, to somehow make one's own salvation into a matter of Justice, rather than of Mercy. And this is just another way of refusing to take the first step upon the actual road to salvation, which is to acknowledge the justice of one's (current) state of condemnation and to humble oneself before God and ask for and accept his Mercy.

But, *who* -- if not God himself -- is going to enforce this obligation one imagines one has placed upon God? If one will not trust in the Mercy God has openly proclaimed -- if one will not trust God to do what he says he will do without obligation -- then how can one trust in his Justice (especially a "justice" arrived at through some imagined trickery), when he is the only guarantor of Justice?

When you think about it, much of such worryings and speculations is really not all that different from the Internet Atheist who raises, say, the (hyperbolic) Ban on the Amalekites as a means by which to impeach God's righteousness -- "Who are *you* to judge Me!" -- even as he himself endorses and supports (and perhaps directly participates in) the murders via abortion and other forms of infanticide of millions of innocent human beings every year. For to ask or accept mercy is simultaneously to acknowledge the justice of one's current state of judgment-and-condemnation and the authority of he-who-judges to makes the judgment and issues the condemnation.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Global Warm-mongers vs a *real* Looming Apocalypse (tm)

The *only* reason that the general public is constantly urged/commanded to freak-out over the pseudo-Apocalypse of global cooling global warming global stasis climate change, whereas very few are even aware of this *real* Looming Apocalypse (tm), is that:
* leftists haven't figured out how to use it as an excuse to shrink the citizen and grow The State;
* "liberals" haven't figured out how to use it as a means to line their pockets at the public's expense while using it as an excuse to shrink the citizen and grow The State.

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Weakening 10 Times Faster Now -- "... data from Swarm [a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array] have shown the [Earth's magnetic] field is starting to weaken faster than in the past. Previously, researchers estimated the field was weakening about 5 percent per century, but the new data revealed the field is actually weakening at 5 percent per decade, or 10 times faster than thought."

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Monday, July 7, 2014

The Judgement Is Not Consoling

RD Miksa: The Judgement Is Not Consoling

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The war on certainty

Douglas Wilson: With Commentary by Rabshekah

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Leftists are *always* hypocrites

Street Carnage: DEAR STREET CARNAGE, I JUST LEARNED ABOUT THIS “CIS” THING
-- Chalkboard sign observed at "progressive" business: "Sunday, We are open for CisWomen AND Trans Folks ONLY"
-- Rhetorical question/observation: "But just imagine if the sign said “We are Open for Whites on Saturday” or “Christians served on Fridays.” "

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

This is *why* your great-grandmother didn't have the vote

Look at the sign that pro-abortionist is holding up --
Jonah Goldberg: Alito Agrees: Your Birth Control is Not Your Boss' Business

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Oops!

Bob Parks: Squawk Out On CNBC -- "If the civil rights movement for gays has been successful to the point anyone disagreeing with that movement can be targeted and punished, why would this be an awkward moment?"

Or, to put Mr Parks' question another way, "If homosexual behavior and/or being "gay" (*) really is just like being black, then why would this be an awkward moment?"


(*) Or, even more precisely, leftist identity politics premised on what one chooses to do with one's genitals

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

'That deceiver'

Douglas Wilson: Pour Us Another

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Dead Broke

As we know (for has she not said?)Hillary Clinton is 'dead broke'

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Perversion in SF/F

Vox Day has recently been on a tear concerning pederasts, and winking at pederasty, within the Science Fiction and Fantasy Establishment. Here is his most recent post on the matter

Now, I love sf and f, and have since I was a kid (I used to walk downtown to the public library and sit there for hours as I read books; I think I read most of them over the years). I figured out when I was still a kid that there was something not right about, say, MZB and Samuel Delany. What I mean is, I didn't even need to know that MZB had molested her own daughter (and other children, according to the daughter) to know that she was perverted. I didn't even need to know that Delany was a proponent of NAMBLA to know that he was perverted.

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