Saturday, November 01, 2014


How about some links for the first day of November? I woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow, an ominous portent of what is just around the corner. Winter is coming.

First up. The frequency of foolish statements coming from politicians is increasing and the level of sheer idiocy is as well. Case in point, the President of these United States in what might be a slip of the tongue but more likely was a Freudian slip during a campaign rally.

Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make.

Here is a link to the video so you can actually hear him say it. This is part of his push for universal preschool starting from the moment of delivery, a plank in his election year platforms. The mindset here is that women are of more value to our society going to a job, any job, and paying taxes and daycare expenses than they are raising their own children. In fact it certainly seems to be the case that the President and his leftist ideologue cronies think that parents are the worst possible people to raise their own children. Heaven forbid that we don't raise a generation of worker drones that will learn to be compliant to centralized authority from the earliest possible age. This gets back to the notion from a few years ago that women, especially smart women, who elect to care for their children are "letting down the team", where the team is defined as the feminist agenda. Remember that the Republicans are the ones who allegedly engaged in a "war on women". Odd because it certainly seems like Democrats are the one who seem intent on destroying every last vestige of womanhood.

Speaking of feminism, Matt Walsh hammers the entire notion in his post Feminism Is Poison. He was spot on in this post. It is critical to recognize that feminism is not, and has not for a long time, been about equality for women. It is strictly a movement that seeks to push a particular leftist agenda that is at its heart anti-man, anti-family, anti-children and above all anti-woman. That so many Christian and other religious women have bought into this farce is a testament to how weak our teaching is in the church and how readily men in the church and elsewhere in our culture have cheerfully abdicated their calling as men in favor of a juvenile caricature of "manhood".

Al Mohler wrote a few weeks ago his thoughts on Homosexuality as Dividing Line - The Inescapable Issue. I tend to agree. This issue and the race by some to toss aside the undisputed position of the church that homosexual acts are a grievous sin has been stunning. The church has moved away from other positions like a literal hell, Biblical gender roles and others but the move by some in those doctrinal areas has been far more deliberate and much less dramatic. The issue of embracing as normal homosexual acts and blessing homosexual unions corresponds to the collapse of civil religion and that is not a coincidence. This has become a dividing line issue and it is not a huge stretch to say that this dividing line is one of the most stark since the Reformation. While I can comfortably say that there are many genuine brothers and sisters on the other side of this issue I can also say that few issues more starkly reveal the low view of Scripture that has infected the church.

I have several more to share in a few days. I am sure you cannot wait!

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