Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Personal Passover



Why is this girl so different from all other girls?

Why do I shed both sweet as well as bitter tears for all others, but the thought of losing her makes only bitter tears run down my eyes?





Tobit 8:4 And after that they were both shut in together, Tobias rose out of the bed, and said, Sister, arise, and let us pray that God would have pity on us. 5 Then began Tobias to say, Blessed art thou, O God of our fathers, and blessed is thy holy and glorious name for ever; let the heavens bless thee, and all thy creatures. 6 Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve his wife for an helper and stay: of them came mankind: thou hast said, It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself. 7 And now, O Lord, I take not this my sister for lush but uprightly: therefore mercifully ordain that we may become aged together. 8 And she said with him, Amen. 9 So they slept both that night. 15 Then Raguel praised God, and said, O God, thou art worthy to be praised with all pure and holy praise; therefore let thy saints praise thee with all thy creatures; and let all thine angels and thine elect praise thee for ever. 16 Thou art to be praised, for thou hast made me joyful; and that is not come to me which I suspected; but thou hast dealt with us according to thy great mercy. 17 Thou art to be praised because thou hast had mercy of two that were the only begotten children of their fathers: grant them mercy, O Lord, and finish their life in health with joy and mercy. 19 And he kept the wedding feast fourteen days.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I Don't Really Love Her ...



... because, if I were to truly love her, I'd just hold my peace:

this way it would be better for everyone involved ...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Protestant Proof Texting



What movies, mosaics, and Bibles have in common.


By transferring passages, and dressing them up anew, and making one thing out of another, they succeed in deluding many through their wicked art in adapting the oracles of the Lord to their opinions. Their manner of acting is just as if one, when a beautiful image of a king has been constructed by some skilful artist out of precious jewels, should then take this likeness of the man all to pieces, should rearrange the gems, and so fit them together as to make them into the form of a dog or of a fox, and even that but poorly executed; and should then maintain and declare that this was the beautiful image of the king which the skilful artist constructed, pointing to the jewels which had been admirably fitted together by the first artist to form the image of the king, but have been with bad effect transferred by the latter one to the shape of a dog, and by thus exhibiting the jewels, should deceive the ignorant who had no conception what a king’s form was like, and persuade them that that miserable likeness of the fox was, in fact, the beautiful image of the king.



(St. Iraeneus, Against Heresies, First Book, Eighth Chapter).

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Orthodoxy: Coming Soon To A Town Near You!


Just in case You've been wondering what the Orthodox are up to, building all these God-forsaken little missions in small, back-water U.S. towns in the middle of nowhere...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Feminism: An Orthodox Touch

The Patriarch And The Maiden.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Miracle Of Easter ... Exposed!


John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth,

and the truth shall make you free.

NEWS FLASH!

The Patriarch Of Jerusalem
forced by the Israeli Police under threat of imprisonment
to admit to the fraudulent nature of the Holy Fire,
to disclose the mythical nature of the Resurrection,
and to reveal the illusory nature of prayers to and for the dead.

1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ be not risen,

then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Vain, indeed!

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Greatest Story Ever Told


The Synoptic Problem.

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Dilemma

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See my problem now?...

Isaiah 53:1 ¶Who hath believed our report?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Natural Theology

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Atheism

Friday, March 13, 2009

Orthodoxy And The Papacy



Yep ... it's that time of the year again ...

Friday, March 06, 2009

Made In Romania

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Protestantism

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Get On The Bus!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Amateur Apologetics Of Dogmatic Development


Catholicism On Trial:

When The Evidence Is Not All That Evident.

The Western World's View Of God's Wrath

Individual Infallibility Of Papal Petrine Primacy

To Tommy

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Nature Lover

The Green Patriarch.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Purple Postings

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Convert Testimonies


Saturday, January 24, 2009

An Anemic Attempt At Answering An Animal Ache

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Orthodox Perspective On The Atonement



The last enemy that shall be destroyed
is death
.

(1 Corinthians 15:26)

O death, where is thy sting?
O grave, where is thy victory?

(1 Corinthians 15:55)

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Frank Connection


Orthodox Ecumenism 101.

The Fear Of God

Anybody considering conversion?

(Yeah, I thought so).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Everybody, Listen Up, Here's How It's Done:

Av ha Rachamim (Father of Mercies)
Sung By The Great Moyshe Oysher,
A
Bessarabian Jew.

Psalm 50.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Devious Lure That Orthodoxy Exerts On The Innocent, Impressionable, And Unsuspecting Souls Of Potential (And Particulary Gullible) Converts




Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.




This one's fer Frank, the frankest of all Franks,
also called Kepha, the Rock, because of how much he likes Rock.

What is it about the Orthodox? Is their lack of integrity native to their religion? Within the past year, two Orthodox participants in discussions here have earned a ban. In both instances warnings were issued almost from the time they first began posting here - not due to the content of their writing and argumentation, repetitive though it was, but due to their demagoguery in the comboxes. Not only that, they both proceeded to defy their bans from the time they were issued. One would think that they would be at least somewhat concerned about maintaining some sort of testimony both personally and for their denomination. It doesn't look good for Orthodoxy to have representatives of their group who behave in such a manner. What's more the second of these, Lvka, not only violated his ban, but he can't even keep his own word. In a comment since removed, Lvka actually agreed with my vote to permaban him, because without it, he wouldn't be able to resist the temptation to misbehave. So much for Orthodox integrity. Currently, Lvka and Orthodox are not welcome here, not now, not ever. When Turretinfan urged clemency, I told him that I'm always open to the lifting of a ban. However, I'm not the only contributor to this blog. Unless the others here are open to lifting it, I will not lift it. I've tried that with Orthodox himself too, and he demonstrated he could not be trusted. Indeed, he took to posting pseudonymously for a time too, as if we couldn't figure out it was him. This sort of infantile behavior will not be tolerated. As a reminder, this blog is also a ministry. We provide this service free of charge to the community, but that doesn't mean that the community gets to set their own terms when participating here. If people who are banned have something to say, then they can use their own blogs to say it - not this one. They wouldn't appreciate it if we showed up at an Orthodox church service and started behaving in this manner. We'd be ejected quickly. The same rules apply to them when they come here, as it would apply to us in such a situation. So, let the record publicly show the entire blogging community that Lvka and Orthodox are not to be trusted to behave. If they are participating on your blogs, you might want to keep that in mind. I would urge other Orthodox bloggers, like Perry Robinson and JNorm -both of whom do a pretty good job and for whom, while I personally disagree with you both I have some respect for the way you comport yourselves - to have a word with their two peers about such childish behavior. Get it together, Lvka, and you might just have your ban lifted later on, but it does not help you to act the way you are currently. Any continued posts from you in any thread will tell us that you don't believe that what you say here is worth the bandwidth, and we can do with you what we did with Orthodox - hunt down your posts in every thread, and delete them on the premise that you agree that your posts are without value and should be deleted.

(The Triabloguers).

It just now began to dawn on me that instead of all the epithets used in the title I could've used just one single simple word: 'American'. Oh, well ... :-)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Protestantism And Historical Continuity

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Pink Postings


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Post-Modern Pseudo-Petrine Proclamation


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"Who do people say that I AM?"

Thursday, January 01, 2009

An Annulment

And God said: "Lines Zero to Infinity, delete!": and the Universe ceased to exist. Then God said: "Cancel project Genesis: it never had existed!"

Arthur C. Clarke

Believer's Baptism