Morning Highlights

Good morning.

  • Let Freedom Reign asks if criminal sexual/mental insanity is more public or more prevalent today.
  • All My Thoughts on God notes martyr does not bring to mind Christian any more … although I’d think Christian martyr means something different from the homicidal suicides of the Middle East today.
  • The Medieval word “naked” and it’s implications for Hollywood today at Unlocked Wordhoard.
  • In praise of obscurity (if it’s poetic) at Siris.
  • Various “Inspirational” posters have been making the rounds, here are a few from Blog and MaBlog.
  • Steve Hays, guest posting at Triablogue, has a long examination of science and evolution.
  • The internetMonk thinks the time is ripe for the mainline liturgical churches in America.
  • Amanda at Imago Dei is critical (to put it mildly) of JP Moreland’s latest book, Kingdom Triangle.
  • Fr Stephen at Glory to God for All Things on the theology of icon.
  • Three years ago, Shannon Love at the Chicago Boyz, sliced and diced the (in)famous “Lancet Study” on Iraqi deaths for their erroneous statistical methodology. He has been vindicated it seems.

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  1. Jim Baxter says:


    Consider:
    The missing element in every human ‘solution’ is
    an accurate definition of the creature.

    The way we define ‘human’ determines our view of self,
    others, relationships, institutions, life, and future. Many
    problems in human experience are the result of false
    and inaccurate definitions of humankind premised
    in man-made religions and humanistic philosophies.

    Human knowledge is a fraction of the whole universe.
    The balance is a vast void of human ignorance. Human
    reason cannot fully function in such a void; thus, the
    intellect can rise no higher than the criteria by which it
    perceives and measures values.

    Humanism makes man his own standard of measure.
    However, as with all measuring systems, a standard
    must be greater than the value measured. Based on
    preponderant ignorance and an egocentric carnal
    nature, humanism demotes reason to the simpleton
    task of excuse-making in behalf of the rule of appe-
    tites, desires, feelings, emotions, and glands.

    Because man, hobbled in an ego-centric predicament,
    cannot invent criteria greater than himself, the humanist
    lacks a predictive capability. Without instinct or trans-
    cendent criteria, humanism cannot evaluate options with
    foresight and vision for progression and survival. Lack-
    ing foresight, man is blind to potential consequence and
    is unwittingly committed to mediocrity, collectivism,
    averages, and regression – and worse. Humanism is an
    unworthy worship.

    The void of human ignorance can easily be filled with
    a functional faith while not-so-patiently awaiting the
    foot-dragging growth of human knowledge and behav-
    ior. Faith, initiated by the Creator and revealed and
    validated in His Word, the Bible, brings a transcend-
    ent standard to man the choice-maker. Other philo-
    sophies and religions are man-made, humanism, and
    thereby lack what only the Bible has:

    1.Transcendent Criteria and
    2.Fulfilled Prophetic Validation.

    The vision of faith in God and His Word is survival
    equipment for today and the future. Only the Creator,
    who made us in His own image, is qualified to define
    us accurately.

    Human is earth’s Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
    nature and nature’s God a creature of Choice – and of
    Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
    characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
    foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
    spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
    ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the
    universe.

    That human institution which is structured on the
    principle, “…all men are endowed by their Creator with
    …Liberty…,” is a system with its roots in the natural
    Order of the universe. The opponents of such a system are
    necessarily engaged in a losing contest with nature and
    nature’s God. Biblical principles are still today the
    foundation under Western Civilization and the American
    way of life. To the advent of a new season we commend the
    present generation and the “multitudes in the valley of
    decision.”

    Let us proclaim it. Behold!
    The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 KJV

    semper fidelis
    vincit veritas