A fine question

Perhaps you have heard: ‘Why do the heathen rage?’ That answer is easy. Well, here’s something a little tougher to grasp:

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Why does the unbeliever sing? Seriously, why? If not to express that which cannot be put into words, why does the unbeliever unite in song to delight in that which represents the deep yearnings of the heart.

Careful now, we would not want to admit that man has a spirit, and that by his voice he elevates his being, and displays the stirring of that little muscle called the heart. Oh that we would learn from the songbird, to be so embarrassed to ignore the giver of life and the designer of the vocal chord.

Imagine then the scene in that upper room of old, when the Lord as the chief musician led his men by singing a hymn……….on the way to Golgotha’s hill.  Heavy hearts to be sure, but songs of life are best enjoyed when sprinkled with understanding.

And what better courtesy than to give heed to He whose understanding is infinite. We do not read of Adam singing, but my guess? There was a time………

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You can’t make this stuff up

Just when you think you have heard it all. A man bent on promoting Christianity as the bane of existence cites this so-called brilliant observation by this ‘intellectual’ woman:Image result for mental illness

—An Oxford University researcher and author specializing in neuroscience Kathleen Taylor a science writer affiliated to the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics believes that one-day religious fundamentalism may be treated as a curable mental illness.—

To which another person replied:

It may be their first step to leaving the faith and an open door to their freedom.

Mental illness is a serious topic but let me translate: Believers are delusional and suffer miserably in their minds, and need treated; of course the cure is godlessness, alcoholism, drugs, unbelief, ANYTHING but Christianity. Uh huh, ohhkaay, sure. Let’s examine this a bit shall we and compare these neurotic notes.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Delusional.

In the beginning, the sun and moon appeared purely by accident and having no purpose. Good.

God made male and female. God made man and woman. Delusional.

Male and female, man and woman sprang from dew, poo, or glue. Good.

Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Daniel, Peter, James, John, Christ, Saul of Tarsus, Mary, Martha, Timothy, King Agrippa, Herod, Pontius Pilate, were historical characters provable by witnesses, genealogies, and fact. Delusional.

Abraham, Daniel, Christ, Saul, Pilate, Herod, Timothy, and Martha, never lived and were no more relevant than Marvel comics. Good.

Paul the apostle was called, set apart, and lived a life of unequalled dedication to the God of creation and redemption, which singular proof lies in the greatest piece of writing known to man: the book of Romans.  Delusional.

Paul was a liar and had brain damage, such as do all believers. Romans is no better than the Huffington Post. Good.

Chairs are proof of planning, design, and intellect. Delusional.

Chairs are no proof of planning, a Designer, and assemble themselves. Good.

God made animals to reproduce after their kind. A baby elephant sort of resembles its mother. Delusional.

The elephant before it was an elephant held a committee with other goo-wads, and decided it needed a vacation from thinking without a brain and packed its trunk which also did not exist, and made itself. Good.

Two rocks sitting side by side will exist as rocks. Delusional.

Two rocks had a conversation, one told a joke, they busted at the seams in laughter, and presto changeoh! out popped baby stones who complained of their red hair; or was it a baby seal, or was it a turkey?  Good.  Absurd? (Yeah that’s the point)

And believers have mental heath issues? ‘Freedom’ is ridding the mind of any trace of the Creator and Christianity which commands ‘love thy neighbor’ eh? Uh huh sure, and Drano is as tasty as fresh lemonade. Ten thousand comments, 40 million excuses later and back to the same old gripes. Without extending the Creator the courtesy of His very existence, a man may as well think that the darkness of night was made by two cavemen putting out their fire.

Oh wait. This is exactly how bizarre world views are without absolute truth. Stupid even. Mindless. ANY belief is good, as long as it leaves out God.  Ever heard of the father of lies…………………….?  Don’t fall for the lie that disallows men to recognize their origin, purpose, and destiny.

Without truth, lies prosper. Don’t be a liar. Christianity is a curable mental illness eh? How black a statement. How dark a mind must be to entertain this thought. How depraved and how callous, how devilish, despicable, and how utterly void of light must a heart be to suggest such a thing.

And what is purely ironic is the FACT that the very book which accurately describes what Christianity is and isn’t, also perfectly narrates the behaviour and words of they who despise what is good, pure, and true. What dope would find fault with righteousness?

Ah yes, the solid testimony of the living God as pointed out in scripture. Ageless. Timeless. And as a by-product, God offers an incomparable sound mind which is of great price. But mental illness? Ha. (with apologies to the truly mentally ill)

(These words are for the  believer to encourage and exhort, to not be surprised at what God has always known.)

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So you gotta problem with religion?

‘Religion’ is a word which invariably and instantly brings to mind consternation, ridicule, scorn, and  mischaracterization, but it also brings to the mind of a good heart good thoughts and deeds. ‘Religion’ is a word representative of a truth that … Continue reading

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C’mon give it up

A recent observation was made to Ancients, and it reminds me of this idea. Believers are entirely too slow to extend the right hand of fellowship where it is needed and deserved. He worships on Saturday. She worships on Sunday. … Continue reading

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It’s the updates I tell ya…..or?

Update and restart. Update and shut down? Noooooooooooooo. Go away ye bastion of recalcitrance! Every time I am met with this lack of choices, there is collateral damage, this time by way of the WP discretion gods. I send a … Continue reading

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Now there’s a rebel

Atheism is like an octopus and has many uncles, but is primarily the great-grandchild of Cain’s rebellion against the Creator. Then, like now, the fruit of self has not only survived but thrived in the poorest of soil, and has … Continue reading

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Hey it’s me Marco….

Geico is running a very clever commercial; actually the first time I saw it I laughed out loud. It is that good in its simplicity. Like most things however, there is always more to the story, and valid points can … Continue reading

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Resilience

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Originally posted on cookiecrumbstoliveby:
“‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.” ― Henry Ward Beecher (a cut…

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Way to go girl

In the finest display of gun control, the young American Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the 2016 Olympics. Good for her. In a climate where most of the gun news is politics as usual, it’s great to … Continue reading

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Elementary principles

Here’s a shout out to many of the readers in this zip code who are at various mile markers of understanding in this pilgrim way. There is a common thought that is rolled around, and while the intentions are good, … Continue reading

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Question of the day

So a very good man asked this question for our immediate consideration: What shall a man give in exchange for his soul? I suppose the idea is for us to weigh against eternity what is truly valuable. What have you … Continue reading

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Take that whippersnapper!

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Who? God. What? created. When? in the beginning Where? the heavens and the earth. Why? it is the glory of God to conceal a matter; it is the honor of … Continue reading

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You must have a code

God’s word is the thorn in the side of atheism. Like an endless bee sting, it is a constant reminder that God is true, and whose truth is felt everywhere and everyplace, just as a man cannot take a walk … Continue reading

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No link pong for you

Link pong, the oriental game of diversion and chase that is relied upon by the masses on the interdweebs, is a game I am not fond of. ‘See it says here. See it says there. I have proof here. Your … Continue reading

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A few scriptures to consider

Bear with me a bit in explaining why these selected texts are front and center. Every verse has weight, every sentence has relevance of course, but do I think less of John 3.16 than Matthew 1.1? Of course not,  but here … Continue reading

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More mayhem from the religion of peace.

Originally posted on The Lions Den :
By now you have heard of the terror in Paris as the disciples of ‘the religion of peace’ slaughtered innocent people as they shouted, ahem, ‘allahoo ackbar,’ (intentional) And WHY such carnage? The alleged prophet…

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Just a big dummy

Has the goliath of atheism  lost his head? Well yes and no.  No, because atheism was and never will be a Goliath, but yes, because atheism has no head, as it takes intelligence from the brain to say ‘there is … Continue reading

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Is this a joke or what

An atheist boasted that he knew ‘more’ of scripture than the average believer. Uh huh, sure. And did you hear the one about the goldfish who tried to teach a monkey how to tie his shoes? That’s right, the goldfish … Continue reading

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Evolution is true!

Yep, evolution is true, in all its unabashed glory. Man as the superior creature, has delegated all his authority to the beasts of the earth. Evolution is positively true. Recently, a known braggart of atheism, has gone on record saying … Continue reading

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It’s about time…

As the song goes, Tie yi-yi-yime, is on my side, yes it is, but there was a time when time wasn’t on my side. Before the heavens and the earth were in a context to define time, before there were … Continue reading

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