Archive for the 'Religion' Category

Wheaton College Goes Mad

BY Herschel Smith
22 hours, 10 minutes ago

This will go down as one of the most stupid, cowardly acts in the annals of “wokeness.”

In his emailed statement, Ryken said the term “savage” is a pejorative term that “has been used historically to dehumanize and mistreat indigenous peoples around the world. Any descriptions on our campus of people or people groups should reflect the full dignity of human beings made in the image of God.”

Ryken and other members of Wheaton leadership have received about a dozen comments about the plaque this school year from students and members of the campus community, said Joseph Moore, Wheaton’s director of marketing communications. He said the president released the statement because the plaque has been temporarily removed, and leadership wanted the campus community to “know about its review, rewording, and return.”

For those of you who know about the heroic actions of Jim Elliot and his missionaries, they were killed by the very group of savages to whom they went as missionaries.  Wheaton College is embarrassed at the truth.

They weren’t white supremacists, they were Christ supremacists.”

Supreme Court On Religious Freedom

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 21 hours ago


“Applicants are likely to succeed on the merits of their free exercise claim; they are irreparably harmed by the loss of free exercise rights ‘for even minimal periods of time’; andthe State has not shown that ‘public health would be imperiled’ by employing less restrictive measures,” the Supreme Court ruled. “Accordingly, applicants are entitled to an injunction pending appeal.”

[ … ]

… “even if the government withdraws or modifies a COVID restriction in the course of litigation, that does not necessarily moot the case. And so long as a case is not moot, litigants otherwise entitled to emergency injunctive relief remain entitled to such relief where the applicants ‘remain under a constant threat’ that government officials will use their power to reinstate the challenged restrictions.”

Whatever.  Even a blind squirrel finds a nut from time to time.  Any decision that doesn’t recognize the God-given right and duty of Christians to worship completely free from hindrance by the state is still weak.

The really interesting thing to me is this bit: ” … litigants otherwise entitled to emergency injunctive relief remain entitled to such relief where the applicants ‘remain under a constant threat’ that government officials will use their power to reinstate the challenged restrictions.”

And no, that wasn’t what the Supreme Court said when they dismissed the case of NY Rifle and Pistol Association against NY on the basis of removal of the restrictions on travel, thus making the claims moot.

Because rules are for little people, and consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.

Lockdown Police Sent On Walk Of Shame By Pastor

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 2 days ago

This apparently occurs somewhere in Canada.

One of my sons sent me this and had some salient and quite insightful remarks about it.  He didn’t focus on the pastor, although his words were powerful and he didn’t back down.  He is to be commended.

Notice the police.  They are there to support a mouthy “Karen.”  She wouldn’t stop talking.  She is a controller.  They are waiting like dogs in the background for her next commands.

Men who have been eviscerated of morality and manliness, and who have jettisoned their God-given duty of leadership, retreat into a Nietzschean suffering.  They are all in bondage.  They could no more properly think their way through what’s happening at that moment that an animal.

But they are responsible before God because their slavery is self-selected and voluntary.  The Soviet empire was also keen on the use of women as controllers and informers, and men as the thugs who backed them up.  Such men beg for abuse by the nearest dominatrix.

You should find such men to be sickening. Their actions are shameful, and yet they will go home and look their wives and children in the face, eat dinner, and go to bed as if they have done well today.

He Is Risen!

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

The original.

Now for a version re-orchestrated and performed much later in life by Matthew Ward, who still has a beautiful voice.

J.R.R. Tolkien On The Desire To Control Other People

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks ago

Via WRSA, this Tolkien quote was visible, but the complete quote is as follows.

“the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.”


The Worship Of The State Is The Worship Of Force

The Desire To Control Others Is The Signal Pathology Of The Wicked

The Worship Of The State Is The Worship Of Force

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 1 day ago

Ludwig von Mises, via JWR.

“The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”

HPS remark: When man governs unbiblically, he wishes to supplant the law of God with his own rules, he wishes to supplant the divine decree of God with his own decisions, and he attempts to usurp the role of the sovereign of the universe.

Because The American Judicial System Hates God

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 4 days ago


The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a Washington school district can ban a former coach from praying on the field after football games.

Joseph Kennedy, the school’s former football coach, sued the Bremerton School District after alleging his rights were violated when the district banned him from praying in the middle of the football field after games ended, according to the court’s ruling.

“Kennedy’s attempt to draw nationwide attention to his challenge to the District showed that he was not engaging in private prayer,” the three-judge panel ruled. “Instead, he was engaging in the public speech of an overtly religious nature while performing his job duties.”

Next up, hatred for the traditional family.

A New York City judge has removed a 6-year-old girl from her mother because she did not wear a mask while dropping her off outside of the school.

In a shocking and egregious move, the court also told Dr. Epstein that in order to get short supervised visits with her child — she will have to wear a mask inside her own home.

Those who hate God pay with their souls.  And systems of government that hate God pay with the collapse of society.

Comment Of The Week

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 6 days ago


It is common knowledge on the internet, that (( )) is a synonym for Jewish, yes, so lets dispense with the nonsense and speak plainly, shall we?

Let us stipulate that supremacist movements, whatever their origin, are wrong. Movements which seek to deny others their humanity and turn them into something less than that. Movements which seek to scapegoat and persecute others who have done no wrong. This is true no less of Jewish supremacism than it is of Islamic or national socialist or communist supremacism.

In other words, if there are Jews doing what you accuse them of doing, then they ought to be held to account for it. They ought to be identified and censured in public, in the light of day. If they have committed crimes, they ought to stand before the bar of justice. At the very least, make their acts a part of the public record.

Here’s the thing, though: Vague statements about “The Jews” or using (( )) – do nothing to remedy the problem, if indeed it exists in the first place. All they do is make the accusers look like unhinged nut-jobs. And alienate and make enemies of people – including many Jews – who would otherwise be sympathetic to the cause of preserving what remains of western civilization and the U.S.A.

So rather than rant and rave on the internet to no good purpose, why not supply evidence? Specific names, specific acts of wrong-doing, and so forth? Once you have actionable intelligence, hand it over to the local DA’s office. Then maybe, maybe, if a crime has been committed, you’ll get some sort of action. If that doesn’t work, then maybe the Veritas Project would be interested in your findings.

Oh, and one other thing: It is common practice for the authorities employed by certain agencies and NGOs to plant anti-Semitic material on websites they wish to discredit. The SPLC has been doing it for years, to name one example. The way that little game works is that their operatives plant anti-Semitic or other inappropriate material on the site, and then they can come back and point the finger at the host of the site, accusing them of racism, bigotry, xenophobia, whatever.

The founder of the SPLC, a nasty little piece of work named Morris Dees – a hard-left Jewish lawyer – got to be so toxic that not even the political left could stand him anymore. When he got caught abusing women a few years back, it made firing the guy that much easier.

See? Specific names and actions…. now, that wasn’t so hard, was it?

Or “the tribe,” or “those who must not be named,” wink wink, or whatever.

Frankly, it’s stupid, and I roll my eyes every time I see it.  Stop it.

The Turkish Muslims caused the genocide of the Armenian Christians.  Hitler went after the Christians before (or at least at the same time) as he went after the Jews.  Pol Pot killed everyone who wasn’t favored by him, people who complained about being relegated to state workers, or who had money.  The genocide of the CCP is legendary, and Christians still suffer today under the CCP.

Idi Amin went after the Christians with fervor.  The Muslims almost decimated the church in Mesopotamia.  The current U.S. and various state administrations are okay with the church, as long as the official line is the state line, they observe the new woke ideology, and they don’t meet for worship.  We’ve yet to see how far they will take things, but history doesn’t paint a pleasant picture.

And if you think since you may not happen to be a Christian they’ll leave you alone, you’re crazy.  You can add to the list the Rwandan genocide, the Venezuelan genocide, the Haiti massacre of 1804, the aggressive and offensive Islamic conquests of Europe (against which the Crusades had to be fought), the Catholic repression of the Protestants leading to the war on the Huguenots, Sherman’s brutality in the South, the Chinese civil war (nearly 12,000,000 dead), and on and on and on we could go.

Any man without God, given the right opportunity, wants to control others.  I’ve observed before that the desire to control others is the signal pathology of the wicked.  My words were carefully chosen.  It is a sure, infallible sign.  You can disbelieve in God is that’s your choice.  Be a fool if you want to.  The fool has said in his heart there is no God.

Whether you believe or not has absolutely nothing to do with His true existence.  God doesn’t ask you if He can exist.  He demands obedience.  Evil exists because of the fall and federal headship of Adam.  There have been wars and genocide since the beginning of time, and there will be until the end of time.

Call the problem what it is: rejection of the God of the bible.  This has nothing whatsoever to do with race or nationality.  For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Every man, without God, would enslave you.  If it isn’t a Jew, it will be a black, or Muslim, or Caucasian, or Asian.

No man will respect your liberty or right to worship the true God without himself being saved by the true God.

Turn to the living God and understand the true break, the fault line, the fracture, that defines all of history, without a single exception.  As I learned from my professor, Dr. C. Gregg Singer, without understanding God and His decrees, you cannot understand history.

Anti-Christian Propaganda

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks ago

Via David Codrea, this take on the reprehensible David French.

“Evangelical vaccine hesitancy is both an information problem and a spiritual problem.”

[ … ]

In this way, French’s article differs little from an ignorant piece of anti-religion propaganda peddled by The New York Times originally titled, “The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals” in which the author says, “This denial of science and critical thinking among religious ultraconservatives now haunts the American response to the coronavirus crisis.” French’s article conveys the same temporal terror that saturates the fear porn peddled by politicos and the sycophants at The New York Times to assure us Christians will be the death of us all.

Yes, so according to David French, theological heresies like open theology, denial of the trinity, denial of the deity of Christ, continuing revelation, and so on, aren’t the spiritual problems he needs to address.  It’s whether Christians get vaccinated.

So David French is now David French, ThD, PhD microbiologist, and spiritual leader of the bride of Christ.  That’s quite a Curriculum Vita.

Actually, I consider him to be just another carnival barker and ignoramus.

Worshiping False Gods

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago


Next week, the California Department of Education will vote on a new ethnic studies curriculum that seeks to root out “white supremacy,” “colonization,” and the various evils of American culture. The curriculum aims to reverse Christianity’s alleged “theocide” against Native American gods by leading students in a chant to various indigenous deities, including the Aztec god of human sacrifice. This horrific chant arguably violates the First Amendment, but it also exposes the true ugliness of “woke” supremacy.

The Discovery Institute’s Christopher Rufo exposed the new curriculum in City Journal and published the full documents on his blog.

R. Tolteka Cuauhtin, the original co-chair of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, developed much of the curriculum’s material on early American history. The curriculum cites Cuauhtin’s book Rethinking Ethnic Studies, in which he argues that the United States was founded on “Eurocentric, white supremacist (racist, anti-Black, anti-Indigenous), capitalist (classist), patriarchal (sexist and misogynistic), heteropatriarchal (homophobic), and anthropocentric paradigm brought from Europe.”

The ethnic studies curriculum claims that whites began “grabbing the land,” “hatching hierarchies,” and “developing for Europe/whiteness,” which created “excess wealth” that “became the basis for the capitalist economy.” This white “hegemony” continues to the present, and it allegedly subjects minorities to “socialization, domestication, and ‘zombification.’”

The curriculum singles out Christianity for particular demonization. Cuauhtin claimed that white Christians committed “theocide” by killing indigenous gods while replacing tribal cults with Christianity. White settlers established a regime of “colonially, dehumanization, and genocide,” characterized by the “explicit erasure and replacement of holistic Indegeneity and humanity.”

Cuauhtin, whomever this is, is an idiot.  That sounds like a second grader wrote it.

As for worshiping the false god of human sacrifice, eh, no change.  America has been doing that ever since the days of Margaret Sanger via abortion.

Romans 1:18-21 comes to mind.  And the only true God scoffs at them.

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