June 26, 2022

Infanticide

An excerpt from, "Infanticide Is The Historical Hallmark Of A Pagan Culture" By Georgi Boorman, The Federalist, February 4, 2019:

Abortion and infanticide have historically been common practices. In the first century AD, infanticide was a common and culturally accepted practice across the world. The murder of infants was a regular occurrence in Europe into the Middle Ages and beyond, despite being condemned by both church and state.

The practice was not confined to the desperate, illiterate, impoverished masses, as if “enlightened” thinkers knew better. The Twelve Tables of Roman Law, admired by Cicero, contains the command that, “A dreadfully deformed child shall be quickly killed.”

Likewise, the wealthy first century Roman philosopher Seneca once wrote, “We doom scabby sheep to the knife, lest they should infect our flocks. We destroy monstrous births, and we also drown our children if they are born weakly or unnaturally formed; to separate what is useless from what is sound is an act, not of anger, but of reason.” This from a Stoic, who supposedly believed virtue to be the highest good. Notably, Seneca was Nero’s tutor.

Infanticide was an acknowledged option for any child who was deformed, sickly, of uncertain paternity, the wrong sex, or simply unnecessary to the household. Aristotle, revered by many a university professor, wrote that, “As to exposing or rearing the children born, let there be a law that no deformed child shall be reared,” and “if any people have a child as a result of intercourse in contravention of these regulations, abortion must be practiced on it before it has developed sensation and life.”

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Northam’s endorsement of infanticide by exposure is only shocking because we have lived in a rare cultural moment in which infanticide is considered abhorrent. This extraordinary development is no accident. A sense of morality about life and death is not the product of evolution over the last 2,000 years. Rather, humanity’s progress out of death culture is due to nothing less than Judeo-Christian influence.

As formerly mentioned, the Christian God condemned child sacrifice through his prophets; Israelites were specifically commanded not to kill their children. The concept of bloodguilt is found throughout the Old Testament, even in cases where death was seemingly accidental.

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Video Title: Former Abortionist’s Remarkable Conversion Story. Source: EWTN. Date Published: April 19, 2019.

 
Video Title: Abortion Doctor Explains Brutal Practice Of Late Term Abortion. Source: banned.video. Date Published: May 22, 2019.

Video Title: CLIP: Woman Who Abort Know It's Murder | Georgi Boorman. Source: Liberty Talks. Date Published: September 5, 2020.

June 24, 2022

VIDEO: Biden Now Blames Gas Stations For His Price Hikes

Video Title: VIDEO: Biden Now Blames Gas Stations For His Price Hikes. Source: banned.video. Date Published: June 24, 2022.

June 19, 2022

Pascal


Wikipedia:

Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer, and Catholic theologian.

Pascal is arguably best known as a philosopher, considered by some the second greatest French mind behind René Descartes. He was a dualist following Descartes. However, he is also remembered for his opposition to both the rationalism of the likes of Descartes and simultaneous opposition to the main countervailing epistemology, empiricism, preferring fideism.

He cared above all about the philosophy of religion. Pascalian theology has grown out of his perspective that humans are, according to Wood, "born into a duplicitous world that shapes us into duplicitous subjects and so we find it easy to reject God continually and deceive ourselves about our own sinfulness".

Video Title: BLAISE PASCAL BY WILLIAM WOOD.  Source: Timeline Theological Videos. Date Published: March 22, 2016.


Video Title: The truth about Distractions | The Philosophy of Blaise Pascal. Source: Puzzling Life. Date Published: March 16, 2021. Description: 
why did pascal think that All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone? Do we distract ourselves because we are bored or because we are afraid of what comes after the distractions stop? 

what is the benefit of boredom? in what way boredom can help us learn something new about ourselves. 

There are some fears the mind can only repress and immerse itself in distractions, how deep is our need to be distracted, and what is the origin of this need to not be in the moment.
 
Video Title: Great Authors - Literature of the Renaissance - Pascal, Pensses. Source: Michael Sugrue. Date Published: October 9, 2020. Description:
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June 12, 2022

Dark Journalist & Catherine Austin Fitts: Global Governance War For The Future!

Video Title: Dark Journalist & Catherine Austin Fitts: Global Governance War For The Future! Source: DarkJournalist. Date Published: June 11, 2022.

June 11, 2022

John Nelson Darby and The Rapture with James Tunney

 


An excerpt from, "Heretic of the week: John Nelson Darby" By Charles Coulombe, Catholic Herald, October 10, 2019:

Darby also originated a brand of eschatology call Dispensationalism, which holds that true Christians shall be raptured before the events leading up to the Second Coming and Last Judgment. He preached his Gospel throughout Britain, the United States, Canada, and even Australia and New Zealand.

While Darby’s views on ecclesiology gained few followers in America, his Dispensationalism has been a big hit among Evangelicals ever since, among other things injecting the whole idea of “the Rapture” into American pop culture and spawning the Left Behind series of novels and films. Alas, before he died the movement broke into two sections – one of which he chose and remained in until he died.
The Brethren claimed to be teaching "rediscovered truths." Darby is noted in the theological world as the father of " dispensationalism." He is said to have originated the "secret rapture" theory wherein Christ will snatch away his true believers from this world without warning. Some authors (e.g. Evangelicals and Israel: Theological Roots of a Political Alliance) claim that dispensationalism theory influenced the British government to issue the Balfour Declaration 1917. If this is true, Darby influenced current world events.

An excerpt from, "The Road to Balfour: The History of Christian Zionism" By Stephen Sizer, Balfour Project, November 24, 2012:

John Nelson Darby is regarded by many as the father of Dispensationalism and the most influential figure in the development of Christian Zionism.  He was a charismatic figure with a dominant personality. He was a persuasive speaker and zealous missionary for his dispensationalist beliefs. He personally founded Brethren churches as far away as Germany, Switzerland, France and the United States, and translated the entire Scriptures into English.  The churches Darby and his colleagues planted with the seeds of Premillennial Dispensationalism in turn sent missionaries to Africa, the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand and, ironically, to work among the Arabs of Palestine. From 1862 onwards his controlling influence over the Brethren in Britain waned due, in particular, to the split between Open and Exclusive Brethren in 1848.  Darby consequently spent more and more time in North America, making seven journeys in the next twenty years. During these visits, he came to have an increasing influence over evangelical leaders such as James H. Brookes, Dwight L. Moody, William Blackstone and C. I. Scofield.

Video Title: John Nelson Darby and The Rapture with James Tunney. Source: New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove. Date Published: Jun 9, 2022. Description:

Here James describes the important theological contributions of the Anglo-Irishman, James Nelson Darby (1800-1882), whose dispensation theology has formed the basis for popular films and novels concerning "the rapture." He cautions that this religious idea has been criticized as lacking a biblical foundation and, worse, as contributing to the degradation of the environment. He also argues that Darby's theology of the rapture is overly literal, scientistic in nature, and has become a tool of imperial expansion.