Posts Tagged ‘atheism’

You can lead an atheist to proof, but you can’t make him think

September 4, 2013
English: "Daniel's Prayer" (1865) by...

English: “Daniel’s Prayer” (1865) by Sir Edward Poynter, from illustrations for Dalziel’s Bible Gallery, in the Tate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To this: “The Atheist asks the Theist to provide proof for his assertion that this supernatural creature does in fact listen to supplications and does intercede.”

You can lead an atheist to proof, but it’s up to him to decide he really wants it.

There have been at least a half-dozen peer-reviewed studies that I have heard about (there may be others), all of them double-blind and at least one of them triple-blind (whatever that means) that showed a significant and marked correlation between “intercessory prayer” and recovery rates among the sick, as compared to the “control group”.

Those were studies of healing. BUT the very first similar such study I have seen publicized in the Loyal Royal Press (aka “Establishment Media”) was a recent one that supposedly found no significant difference. The report said nothing about how they picked the people to do the praying. In today’s faithless post-Christian culture that is a big difference.

One of them I remember reading about in an old 1954 Reader’s Digest. An organization called something like “The Institute for the Study of Prayer” did it. They had two big pots with exactly the same soil mixture and in each planted 22 seeds from the same source and batch, and watered them both with exactly the same water source.

For one pot, though, they prayed blessings over the water. For the other, they prayed a curse.

In the pot getting the “blessed” water, all 22 seeds sprouted, almost all of them (20 I think) showed especially vigorous growth.

In the pot that got the other water, only about five scraggly sprouts poked out of the ground.

Then there are the Biblical prophecies that have already been fulfilled. Besides the ones for the Messiah pointing to Jesus including the year of his crucifixion, there are many others. The city of Tyre, as foretold, was cast into the sea and not one stone was left of it when Alexander made his causeway to the island whence the inhabitants escaped, and to recent days fisherman cast their nets from it.

The rabbis spoke with Alexander the Great outside Jerusalem and showed him the prophecies in Daniel that he was coming, that the “goat” named to mean Grecia would break the Persian “ram”, but in a very rapid conquest. I don’t know if they showed him the part that said the empire would break up into four parts, and said it would be against his wishes, but that’s what happened.

That prophecy came after supplications by Daniel.

Read about the one guy who got out of the greatest aviation disaster of history (still) in Tenerife, saved by such prayers, and find the link to the youtube with the several first-person testimonies about the Nigerian pastor risen from the dead:

http://trutherator.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/god-heals-and-does-miracles/

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Morality and order and Christianity

October 20, 2012
Location map of North Korea Equirectangular pr...

Location map of North Korea Equirectangular projection, N/S stretching 120 %. Geographic limits of the map: N: 43.2° N S: 37.5° N W: 124.1° E E: 130.9° E (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before and outside that, in the pre-Christian cultures, all of what you consider vices were common: human and infant sacrifice, imperial conquest of neighbors, looting of neighboring peoples, and even the ancient “civilized” cultures like Greece and Rome were soaked in brutality like slavery, enjoyment of gladiator spectacles, the subjugation of women, the burying of wives alive in the king’s grave and the rest of it.

In post-Christian cultures we get the return of brutalities and evil. Sometimes evil reared its ugly head even in cultures that are known as Christians today when men got ascendancy that did not act like they believed in Christ. It took real Christian who walked the talk to put an end to many of the evil practices of pagans and atheists, right up to the 20th century.

Even now, the worst evil regimes of the 21st century are the officially atheist ones in North Korea, while China is lessening it reign of terror to the extent it tolerates the believing Christians in its midst.

November 15, 2011

I’m sorry but saying there’s no evidence that the Bible is “special” as in based in truth is one of the stupidest lies that the government-media complex indoctrination machine has ever “taught” us. It is one of the most criminally negligent sin of omission in that “schooling”.

Archaeologists have dug up tens of thousands of pieces of evidence that testify to the total history accuracy of Biblical scripture. They have to look very very hard to find any historian who even expresses doubt historical names, places. And some who set about to disprove the Bible became believers in Jesus Christ, the only basis of “religious” faith today that is based on historical fact.

 

 

Many infallible proofs of the Bible

October 2, 2011

To those who claim that faith in the Bible is based on pure whim, as somebody who was won to belief in the Bible from atheism and radical socialism through pure history, science, facts, sifted through Boolean logic, I must strongly protest with Paul that our faith in Jesus Christ is based on “MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS”. Once I got there, in my forty years hence, the evidence just keeps piling up. Some do come to Jesus because they were simply raised in a strong household, others for other reasons, but making their decision at some point.

But all believers are well served by the fact that Jesus doesn’t even really expect us to have a “blind” faith. The Darwinists and materialists are the ones with a “blind faith” in nature to create everything. In an interesting humorous joke by God, the famous atheist proselytizer Richard Dawkins even said so in the very title to his book “The Blind Watchmaker”. God makes even the wrath of man to praise him.

In fact, we are commanded to have an answer for those who ask us such questions.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Acts 1:3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

We “have not seen” the Lord Jesus with our eyes like Thomas did even before putting his hand through the wound, but we have an embarrassment of evidence today.The lightning-fast pace at which the gospel expanded across the Roman Empire from Jerusalem after the Resurrection, the written eyewitness testimony of the apostles that has more strenght than an affidavit, signed in their own blood, martyred for the gospel, including Thomas “the doubter”.

And today thousands of Creation scientists bear witness to the fact that “the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork”. Biology bears witness too, with every major advance exposing the folly of the pagan Darwinian doctrine of spontaneous biogenesis, including fossils, DNA, epigenetics, and irreducible molecular machines.

Death by Spontaneous Combustion

September 24, 2011

ews – ‘First Irish case’ of death by spontaneous combustion:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15032614

A man who burned to death in his home died as a result of spontaneous combustion, an Irish coroner has ruled.

West Galway coroner Dr Ciaran McLoughlin said it was the first time in 25 years of investigating deaths that he had recorded such a verdict.

After describing some of the details of how the ruling came about, they include comments from a university pathologist:

Retired professor of pathology Mike Green said he had examined one suspected case in his career.

He said he would not use the term spontaneous combustion, as there had to be some source of ignition, possibly a lit match or cigarette.

“There is a source of ignition somewhere, but because the body is so badly destroyed the source can’t be found,” he said.

He said the circumstances in the Galway case were very similar to other possible cases.

“This is the picture which is described time and time again,” he said.

“Even the most experienced rescue worker or forensic scientist takes a sharp intake of breath (when they come across the scene).”

Mr Green said he doubted explanations centred on divine intervention.

“I think if the heavens were striking in cases of spontaneous combustion then there would be a lot more cases. I go for the practical, the mundane explanation,” he said.

Well,  so he says, but then maybe it’s a good thing for him that God is not so judgmental… I don’t necesesarily believe that all these cases are God’s judgments, but then nobody can know the mind of God, now can we?

He’s partially right though. Like it says,

Lamentations 3:22  It is of th LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

…and to add another thought…

Luke 13:4  Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
5  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

“American Atheists” makes a hate religion of itself: The Religion of Intolerance of Speech

September 18, 2011

There’s a blog over at the american atheists web site with more of the same tired old lies. [Note: I chose not to place the link here to avoid adding to their stats, but I don’t mind if the reader finds it to see how much it lies about “fundamentalist Christians”, with its hate and vitriol.

The guy that wrote it obviously does not care what the truth is: That every possible Christian radio program, every Christian radio station throughout the country and even the world, has condemned in very clear language the behavior of the groups he mentioned and their approach to what they do. Nor does he clarify that their pitifully few handful of followers has NOT grown..

Remember: The worst oppressors and the worst mass killers of all the history of mankind were atheist tyrants and regimes whose OFFICIAL RELIGION was atheism: Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Pol Pot, Mugabe.. And the Christian-hating God-hating Adolf Hitler with his hybrid of atheism plus occult paganism.

It’s true that ungodliness, a lack of love for your neighbor, disregarding God’s laws of love, have brought down every empire and every nation that engaged in oppression, including the Inquisition that itself BANNED THE BIBLE and fought all early attempts to get it into the vernacular of the people.

But when you try to pretend that the people who throw babies in the pond are the same as the people who try to save them from the pond you are showing yourself to be cut from the same cloth as the murderous dictator of North Korea.

Note the contrast between that mass murderer Kim Jong Il and this work of love of Christians who are working to help North Koreans both inside and outside North Korea:

Helping Hands Korea:
http://www.helpinghandskorea.org/

South Korea is a very heavily Christian society today. Ask any Korean that is able to talk freely to you where he prefers to live, where he –OR SHE!– prefers to live, where do they feel more free?

Ask the millions trying to flee North Korea even to China! Ask the Christian North Koreans who go back to North Korea and even give their lives in the effort to offer their fellow compatriots the freedom that the brutal ATHEIST ATHEIST ATHEIST rulers CANNOT STOP!

Even with cultural moles spouting Marxist talking points about religion, or Lenin’s useful idiots that swallow this deceit whole.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

 

Biblical Christianity is Evidence Based

June 24, 2011

Christianity is an evidence-based faith, based on true historical events, chief among them the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the six-day Creation of the universe with the evidence all over the heavens and on the earth and in the earth.

Because it’s real, the more we learn the Word the more we are able to see that the world works like God’s word says it does. That’s how faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. From all that comes “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen”.

It is the atheist and agnostic that avoids the facts, denies the evidence, and has blind faith in the blind universe to blindly blunder into creating human intelligence.

Moses and the Red Sea!

September 23, 2010

It was an “east wind” that blew the waters back for sure, that’s what the Bible says. And when the Israelites were safely on the other side, Moses raised his hand and the waters came back so high the Egyptians drowned, chariots and all, even as they were already getting bogged down.

But some people today would rather worry more about a couple of parents refusing medical treatment for their faith than they do about handing their health care to government agents like the ones in the IRS, Medicare, Medicaid, you name it. And oh yeah, please, please give us the waiting lines for lab tests like in Canada and hold back health care to keep down costs like Obama’s guy said to England.

What about the people that have to wait six months in Canada and Europe for an X-Ray that shows they have cancer that could have been cured with quicker testing…

How about the science illiterates that today’s schools are turning out that don’t even know that the greatest founders of today’s science like Isaac Newton were not only men of faith but total creationists?! See, there’s no conflict between real science and faith, just a conflict between atheists and science.

How about those who think science gives them plenty enough wisdom without God thank you very much and give us the benefit of their atheist tyrannies, like it or not?

And what about those atheist regimes that always seem to get run by people enamored of their own voice and command themselves to commit mass murders in the tens of millions like Lenin, Stalin, Mao, in greater numbers than probably the entire population of Europe during the Inquisition.

What about the fact that the homicidal maniacs both the ones that are atheist and the ones supposedly saying “God told me”, the whole lot of them seems to want to wipe out Biblical Christians and Christianity, the Inquisition included?

There are people who SAY they would rather live in a world without Mother Theresa, the Red Cross, the YMCA, the Salvation Army, hospitals, clinics, orphanages, food banks, adoptions —all institutions begun by Christians ancient and modern.

So maybe they’d rather bring back the world that was before Jesus Christ through his TRUE followers (“Why call ye me Lord Lord and do not the things that I say”). Of course that would mean infant and human sacrifice, slavery, gladiator battles, legalizing the murder of one’s children.

Jesus Christ says Love Your Enemies. If people followed him instead of looking at hypocrites, they’d be way ahead. You, reader, you can have the truth, with Jesus Christ.

–trutherator

ID, Creationism, Religion and Science

August 17, 2010

Newspeak dictionaries put out by the Propaganda Ministry of Big Brother try to paint ID as creationism, but of course they know that it’s not the same thing any more than SETI is just a way to sneak UFO abductions into mainstream science. Not that mainstream science shuns all craziness, and not that there’s anything wrong with creationism!

> Religion and Science used to be bedfellows in past centuries and many of the scientist expressed a belief in a supreme being and many identified themselves as Christians but times have changed and Science and Religion got divorced and Science married Politics and Religion has tried to be Scientific with not good results, at least in today’s climate of controversy…

“Religion” is a word used today with a meaning that is mixed up with the word “Organized Religion”. It was the organized form the US Founding Fathers had in mind with the word in the First Amendment. This, in spite of the fact that some of them, the minority of them, had a more personal view. And even those made a point of frequent church attendance, being Christians.

But true Bible believers should rejoice that that the Bible, is “not a science textbook”.

“Consensus” (unproven) science, has been knocked down hundreds, even thousands of times, by actual discoveries and real-world experimental results that use the real-world scientific method. And yet blind-faith followers acting like herds of buffalo keep picking up “consensus” and trying to make it look like it has some magical quality of truth to it.

> I think ID is an attempt to get Christianity back into the public schools…

Government child indoctrination centers (aka “public schools”) have made mincemeat of children’s brains the last century or so, and not just in areas that relate to Creation and Intelligent Design. In the US alone, the primary-school level McDuffy readers of 1915 (I have read parts of some of them) would humiliate Harvard grads of today.

The campaigns for “public schools” was driven –is driven– by forces that want an easily manipulated same-thinking population.

Faith in anything other than the almighty state is anathema to the plutocrats, and generates independent-minded thinkers. The only opiate that plutocrat Marxists will allow is their own pie-in-the-sky promises with which they fool the “public”, up until they take power and consolidate it, at which time they don’t care what you think.

That’s why the battleground fro freedom is shaping up to be the Internet itself. The American administration (both faces of the political duopoly), along with all the other national administrations, is collaborating in the development of strategies to bring it under control. They have only allowed it to get a network medium established that addicts the important elements of the populations. (They don’t think much of the unconnected poor).

THEY HATE VOUCHERS

That’s why they hate school vouchers, but they hate tax credits even more. They despise the idea of letting parents have any more control over their children’s education and future than the parents already have. In fact it interferes with their strategies to displace the parents’ role in the formation of new generations.

It is not just Christians who should be reacting with fury against the takeover of their children’s lives by the state, and indeed, there are many others. Misguided anarchists are one group, but there are even-minded atheists and people of other persuasions who are disgusted with the academic neglect of official institutions. Some of them even add one plus one and get two when they realize that the official government neglect of education in their turf is deliberate.

It’s a good thing we can know that even though they may build up their global dictatorship infrastructure to prepare for the Beast and his tyranny, he will have massive opposition from many different sectors of the body politic, not just the Christians who knew what was coming. And it’s a good thing that before he can totally destroy the world, Jesus will be coming back to put a stop to the madness.

–trutherator

Bioethics? What Bioethics?

August 7, 2010

Found on the Web:

July 31, 2010

BioEdge: From the Editor:

One area that we would like to cover more thoroughly in BioEdge is how some bioethicists are adapting their ethics to scientific developments. For thousands of years, it has been thought that some actions, like murder or adultery, were inherently bad. Now the new field of evolutionary psychology has “discovered” that good and evil are written into our genetic code and evolutionary history.

Obviously this upsets the applecart of religion, but not only that. A growing number of people – the transhumanists — believe that their destiny is to transcend evolution. Presumably, then, they would transcend outmoded morality, too. From what I have read of the theorists of neuroethics, we can look forward to revolutionary proposals in bioethics.

Is this something to look forward to? Or to dread? Leave your comments on this week’s article about a conference on the new science of morality….

http://www.bioedge.org/index.php/bioethics/bioethics_article/9132/

That “evolutionary history” they’re talking about is just the required nod required of Darwinian nature worship when discussing biology, but as to the “discovery” that good and evil are bequeathed upon us from birth, this is exactly what thinking Christians have been saying ever since Paul said that good and evil were “written into [our] hearts”, as in ever since Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil”, we know what it is:

Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

> Obviously this upsets the applecart of religion, but not only that.

This just shows how clueless they are. It is their own applecart they upset with this, because Christians have been saying in various paraphrases throughout he ages that we are not only created with a God-sized vacuum in our hearts, we also come with intuitive inborn understanding of what is right and wrong.

They are proving Paul’s point, because God said he made them that way, and this also shows another example of how science testifies to God’s word.

It often even appears in “discoveries” like this that God is letting them deceive themselves into thinking they found evidence for their own willful disbelief, to give them incentive to share the evidence of his glory in his creation with the world.

Psalms 76:10  Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

> A growing number of people – the transhumanists — believe that their destiny is to transcend evolution. Presumably, then, they would transcend outmoded morality, too. From what I have read of the theorists of neuroethics, we can look forward to revolutionary proposals in bioethics.

“Revolutionary proposals” baloney. Back to more depravity. They’ve already brought back prenatal infanticide, unmerciful “mercy” killing, public rewards for sodomy, impunity for presidential rapists, and while Planned Barrenhood never stopped with the race purification business, the usual professional God-haters are now openly talking about it.

These are some of the signs of the end, road signs that tell us the Antichrist Dictatorship is ahead and in formation.

But even though he wreaks organized havoc on the earth, even though he adds his own dosage of misery to the “natural” judgments of God to come in the Tribulation when he is persecuting the saints and oppressing the poor, even with all that, it says “He shall come to his end, and none shall help him”.

–trutherator