Doing Battle Against Fundamentalist Forces Of Darkness

Jan 13, 2018 | | 3 comments

“The author suggested that this is a Christian mindset that says “It’s a battle between Christianity and the forces of darkness, and some sacrifices have to be made.”.. James’ father may think he is fighting a battle for Jesus. But in fact, he himself has become a warrior of the forces of darkness, fighting against love, against family, against compassion, against all that is good.” – James F. McGrath

If you say you are an “intellectual”, a “conservative”, a bible-believing “scientist” who is willing to explore the evidence to get a real understanding of this reality (and its origins), then you cannot honestly approach study and exploration with a pre-determined end result in mind – sifting through research to find only what evidence supports your belief (bible-based) and throwing away the rest (“the chaff”). Real scientists do not work this way, and evidence-based thinkers do not work this way! Deciding the end proof/theory and refusing evidence that refutes the validity of this pre-determined belief (especially when it’s overwhelming against, and because it speaks against the biblical belief) only clouds your judgement and leads you to mis-teach facts with pre-determined fiction. Real scientists, conservatives, and intellectuals embrace the body of evidence, even if it requires them to change their beliefs and modify their evidence-based theories.

This process of understanding evidence-based truth is not an “atheistic” or “liberal” agenda to discredit religion. Rather, it is an embracement of reality as it really is, as it came about, and as it is continuously unfolding. As comforting as a fantasy belief about the world is, it remains no more than the fantasy that it is. It is the reality of human fiction in progress. The Bible is not based in evidence, but in belief and myths that justify such beliefs. It is a poor source for getting to reality truths! … Oh, and the only reason for an evolutionary scientist, atheist, or any other religiously so-called “liberal” to not debate creation/evolution or the Bible is the repititious self-justifying circular logic presented that prevents any real discussion and debate of the demonstrable evidence that is presently available to us. It is very tiring to debate those who will not listen and consider all to protect their cherished religious beliefs!

By the way, the reason I present this photographed letter and the comments above, is because such religious “fundamentalist” fervor affects highly religious Jews as much as it affects Christians and Muslims. I, too, as a Jewish son of a father have received my own version of this letter to end a relationship between father and son over my orientation and lifestyle. Thus, it has become my secular Jewish duty to do battle with all three monotheisitic religious forces of darkness upon this planet, who are destroying the lives of children, family, friends, community, state, nation, and the world of human communities with their religious dogma and theocratic false-truths! Look not at the words, look at the acts and consequences that result from them.

Christianity vs. the Forces of Darkness
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/2012/08/christianity-vs-the-forces-of-darkness.html
Some Christians are gung-ho about the notion of being in a battle against the forces of darkness. And what they do is take their own personal enemies and assume that the appropriate thing to do is to wage holy war against them in Jesus’ name. Authentic Christianity is about realizing that you are and may at any point end up being the forces of darkness. You yourself are the one with the penchant to condemn others but not yourself, to allow justified indignation to turn into hatred, to demonize your enemies in a way that turns you into a demon yourself.

Fighting Against the Forces of Darkness
http://www.icr.org/article/fighting-against-forces-darkness/
“I know that you here are in the front line trench against powerful forces of darkness,” encouraged the speaker on the creation-evolution debate. “I salute you. I sympathize with you. Fight the good fight.”
A quote from Dr. Henry Morris speaking to a symposium of Christian scientists? No. A motivational talk from Dr. Patti Nason to a gathering of Christian science teachers? No.
Actually, a quote from Dr. Richard Dawkins during a recent lecture at the University of Kansas. An ethologist—one who studies animal behavior—and an evolutionary theorist from Oxford University, Dawkins is a celebrated biologist touting his new book, The God Delusion.

#Creationism #IntelligentDesign #CreationScience #ChristianityandScience #Baraminology #FloodGeology #IrreducibleComplexity #YoungEarthCreationism #OldEarthCreationism #DuaneGish #Creation #InstituteforCreationResearch #inhisimage #inhislikeness #maga

The process of understanding evidence-based truth is not an “atheistic” or “liberal” agenda to discredit religion. Rather, it is an embracement of reality as it really is, as it came about, and as it is continuously unfolding. As comforting as a fantasy belief about the world is, it remains no more than the fantasy that it is. It is the reality of human fiction in progress. The Bible is not based in evidence, but in belief and myths that justify such beliefs. It is a poor source for getting to reality truths!

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  1. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit. #MLK, learn about his life and about the Civil Rights movement, and be a part of really #maga!

    The King Holiday honors the life and contributions of America’s greatest champion of racial justice and equality, the leader who not only dreamed of a color-blind society, but who also lead a movement that achieved historic reforms to help make it a reality.
    http://www.thekingcenter.org/meaning-king-holiday
    The Meaning of The King Holiday
    It is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King, Jr. had for America.

  2. Well, the one thing Putin has right is that claims of “Christian origins” is truly a Christian thing. In the U.S., Christians claim the American revolutionary ideas as being from the Bible – rather than from the anti-clerical rejection of British Christian monarchy that it really is. (There is no Judeo-Christian tradition, except in the minds of Christian Americans. It’s Enlightenment beliefs, humanism, that is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution!) The same is the case for Communism, it was an anti-clerical rejection of Czar Christian monarchy. Both Capitalism and Communism are social orders based in the philosophies of Humanism. Try telling this to the likes of religiously mis-educated Americans and Russians, though.

    #maga requires teaching actual American and world history, not re-envisioned #inhisimage mythical history!

    Putin compares Lenin and communism to Christianity
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/putin-compares-lenin-and-communism-to-christianity/
    Putin argues that like Christianity, communism preaches “freedom, brotherhood, equality.” He called the Moral Code of the Builder of Communism, a pamphlet of guiding principles for all party members, a “primitive excerpt from the Bible.” In ritual too, Putin argued, Lenin and his cohorts borrowed from church practices, though it was unclear if he thought this was a conscious or intuitive effort.

  3. I’m telling you, Mike Pence smells of a self-hating closet gay. Who protects the sins of the despot to hide his very own! But, then again, all Evangelical Christians do this – have been ever since the rise of Christianity as a state sponsored religion in the 4th CE.

    #MikePence what a “witness” and what a joke! But, #maga and whitely #inhisimage, right?

    Mike Pence lashes out at gay Olympic figure skater
    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/01/19/mike-pence-lashes-out-at-gay-olympic-figure-skater/?utm_source=MOBFB
    Adam Rippon, 28, was named as one of three male figure skaters who will skate for the US in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. The gay Olympian has made waves this week after saying he would refuse to meet with Vice President Mike Pence, who is set to lead the US delegation in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
    Rippon said: “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it.
    “I don’t think he has a real concept of reality.
    “To stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he’s a devout Christian man is completely contradictory.
    “If he’s okay with what’s being said about people and Americans and foreigners and about different countries that are being called ‘shitholes,’ I think he should really go to church.”
    The Vice President has since made the extraordinary decision to hit back at the Olympian. Via his spokesperson, Pence ripped into the figure skater, suggesting he had misled the public.

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