Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Problem With Mr. Jones

By now you've heard of the left wing shut down of Alex Jones, bull horn of the InfoWars website. I am not a fan of Alec Jones, I've seen a total of maybe 10 minutes of his raucous bluster and came away feeling like I lost IQ points.

YouTube, Facebook, Apple podcast, and Spotify all removed Alex Jones' content from their sites stating that he violated "Community Standards". Oddly, Twitter who is the loudest liberal crybaby of social media sites did not shut him down stating that his content there, the same content on YouTube, Facebook, Apple podcast, and Spotify, did not violate their policies. Twitter shuts down conservatives constantly for posting far softer content that the bellicose clamor of Mr. Jones. Very interesting.

Alex Jones is not a conservative like you and I would consider a conservative, he calls himself a "paleo-conservative" a title which I claimed for myself about 1.4 seconds after the left coined the phrase "neo-conservative". Alex is actually a Ron Paul libertarian. If you've never heard of Alex Jones or heard his bellicose tirades, do not feel like you missed anything. Mr. Jones is loud and bold and quite often dead wrong and to be honest I'm thankful for the quiet on YouTube and can get back to things more important than his anger. I am a very strict strict constructionist so I don't have any first amendment concerns here, but I do have some serious freedom of speech concerns (they are two different things), but discussion of that is for a different forum.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Random Bits

I'm not looking for excuses to avoid writing blog entries, my backlog of excuses is longer than my backlog of unfinished draft posts. Ever try to write a coherent email, let alone a blog post, while on pain killers? The list of excuses is wide and creative, from illness to a hailstorm that destroyed our roof, gutters, and skylights.

However one week ago today my love, my gift from God: Mrs. WideAwakeChristian, was stepping down off a foot stool and looked down to notice that Darling GrandChild #4 was crawling right up behind her. She twisted to avoid stepping on DGC#4 and ended up falling and breaking her wrist. DGC#2 and DGC#4 with a combined age of 4 years and 3 months tried to help her but it took Grandpa to help her her up and whisk her off to the ER.

Returned from the ER with her arm in a splint, Mrs. WideAwakeChristian began complaining that her arm was numb, then she had severe chest pains. My documented superior intellect* combined a numb left arm with chest pains and came up with a reason to set a land speed record to the (very) nearby ER. Prayers to my heavenly Father were answered as the chest pains were found to be pericarditis (very painful but not harmful inflammation of the heart tissue) and the numbness in her left arm was the splint being wrapped too tight. As always the prayer warriors of the First Congregation of the Bereans came through, as did a lot of 462s** who joined in the prayer chain. Now it's all over but the healing. (I just jinxed the rest of August didn't I? No worries, I'm not superstitious. It's bad luck to be superstitious.)

Willow Creek continues to circle the drain as even more allegations of Bill Hybels sexual sin come to light. Many churches are beginning to see that the credibility of Willow Creek's Global Leadership Summit as well as the leadership of Willow Creek has been undermined by the Hybels controversy. One wonders if this undermines the credibility of the entire Emergent Church movement

False Prophet Rick Joyner says he's going to slaughter Christians in the name of Jesus and says it's all God's fault

The New Apostolic Reformation is a shelter for the unqualified

Religion of Peace Update #1 - Toronto Mosque sermon calls on Allah to slay non-Muslims 'one by one' while Canada's PM encourages Islamic terrorism

Religion of Peace Update #2 - Son of a Brooklyn imam with ties to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was running a center in New Mexico teaching children how to commit school shootings

How Pure Flix, a faith-based movie studio, is seizing the moment in Trump's America

A picture of a man holding a book that just might be the bible is OFFENSIVE and MUST BE TAKEN DOWN!!! to appease the left

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Random Bits

Keep an eye on Canada, eh? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Canada, they have a very singable national anthem and they mostly speak English. "Mostly" meaning that they use the words serviette, parkade, and gotch (among others) as words for real things*. I've lived near (and some times north of) Canada most of my life, and I've spent a lot of time up there, so I know a few things about the Great White North. It's true that they really do say eh? a lot, I know what a Chesterfield is (it's not a cigarette, a cigarette is a dart), and I know that they do not have a freedom of speech.

Although the Canadian constitution says it recognizes the supremacy of God in the very first sentence, and states that everyone "has the freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression" in paragraph 2.(b), it clearly states in paragraph 1. that "the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society." Get that part about subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law...? The US Constitution specifically forbids congress from making a law that abridges the freedom of speech, the Canadian Charter uses words like demonstrably justified and reasonable limits to give their law makers the right to crush the bible and throw Christians like Bill Whatcott in prison for handing out Jesus Saves pamphlets. Canada bears watching with Justin Trudeau and his antics because stopping the spread of the Good News for the "Greater Good" may catch on elsewhere

Speaking of all this law stuff, why isn't God in the Constitution of the Unites States?

With this midterm election coming up there is no excuse for believers not to get out and vote, and vote wisely.

Totally Obvious Department Update: A Virginia pastor discovered that the Democratic Party has gone socialist

It is now  "idolatrous" for the church to embrace and uplift God's created design of the nuclear family?

Why people don't go to church

Monday, July 30, 2018

Random Bits

Yeah, I'm running late with this, it's been that kind of year. The repairs on the hail damage on my roof are running behind because the contractor working on my hours has hail damage to his own house now. I wonder what kind of paperwork one has to submit to get a do-over on the first half on 2018.

On the up side Mr. D. invited me to go to the Mile High Nationals with him and his wife. D. is one of those guys who not only knows and loves the bible, he is not afraid to share God's word. His construction company always starts the job with a prayer and the homeowners join in as the contractor praise God. 

I really like drag racing and was hoping to see Antron Brown race. Antron is like Mr. D, not afraid to share his faith in God and share God's word, unfortunately he was eliminated on Saturday and didn't make the finals on Sunday.

Trump threatens sanctions on Turkey for detainment of U.S. pastor

Maxine Waters, the woman who publicly called for her minions to deny service to and physically attack people she disagrees with (us) is now On A Mission From God. I'm have a feeling that the god whose mission she's on isn't the god she claims it to be

Foaming at the mouth, barking and howling. It's not a rabid dog, it's Steven Furtick (natch) in his scariest bout of narcigesis yet

Homosexuals cannot reproduce – they can only recruit. Therefore, seeking to drag children into their sordid lifestyle has always been a big part of the way they operate. This has been going on for decades now, and is getting worse.

Teen Vogue magazine teaches young girls that abortion can be funny

Canadian man changes gender for cheaper car insurance. (Hey, when I was his age I considered doing the exact same thing)

Seven big moments from Vice President Pence address on religious freedom

An Indonesian Christian has been sentenced to four years in prison for a Facebook post

Bible Contradiction? How did Judas die

The New Apostolic Reformation isn't just a group of self appointed false prophets who base their prophesies on sports scores (that they can't get right) and False Apostles who invent their own extrabiblical reason for being, they're dangerous, very very dangerous

The Last Blood Moon! (I'll have to ask John Hagee "Because we won't be able to see the Blood Moon from North America, does that mean the world won't end for us, just the rest of the world?")

Six reasons why the Church is not singing (Spoiler alert: CCM)

Drag queens reading to children could be coming to a public library near you

California decides to "bully and persecute" Christian baker despite her court victory

Eritrean Christians released from shipping container prisons

The LGBTQPedoEtc guide to Evangelical inclusion

The Pennsylvania Catholic Nuclear Bomb

Pastor Robert Jeffress has publicly accused Jesus of Nazareth of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome” after reading that Christ condemned adultery. It's got to be true, I read in in the Babylon Bee