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5/26/2018

Interview with Famous Actress




Interviewer: Did you have a male co-star?

Famous Actress: Yes.

Interviewer: Did he mistreat you sexually?

Famous Actress: Yes.

Interviewer: What were his politics?

Famous Actress: Left wing Democrat.

Interviewer: Did you have an agent?

Famous Actress: Yes.

Interviewer: Did he mistreat you sexually?

Famous Actress: Yes.

Interviewer: What were his politics?

Famous Actress: Left wing Democrat.

Interviewer: Did you have a producer?

Famous Actress: Yes.

Interviewer: Did he mistreat you sexually?

Famous Actress: Yes.

Interviewer: What were his politics?

Famous Actress: Left wing Democrat.

Interviewer: Did you have a director?

Famous Actress: Yes.

Interviewer: Did he mistreat you sexually?

Famous Actress: Yes.

Interviewer: What were his politics?

Famous Actress: Left wing Democrat.

Interviewer: Who do you hate the most?

Famous Actress: Right wing Republicans.

4/22/2018

The Great Irony in "Social Justice"

Jesus Christ, and His genuine followers throughout history,
have been, by far, the greatest force among all humanity, for
defeating the mistreatment of people based on their
race, ethnicity, gender, age, income, social position, or even religion.

But we must never lose sight of the Great Irony:

The transforming power of truly following Christ
does not generally lie in any direct attack on social ills.
Rather, it lies in its power to deliver each person
from his or her own blindness, soul wounds, prejudices, rebellion and darkness.

Then the disappearance of social ills follows as a matter of course.

Let those who have no interest in Christ waste their energy
on the shell game of which
privilege, victimhood, advantage, disadvantage,
prejudice, disenfranchisement, status or marginalization
is most unfair.

"I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified."
            -I Corinthians 2:2

"Seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness; everything else will be added to you."
            -Matthew 6:33

Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
            -Matthew 28:18-20

3/29/2018


Being "saved"  means:
Hearing and believing the Good News that
Jesus is available with His kingdom (His way of governing)
and it is now possible for anyone who wishes
to come to Him and trust Him,
and learn His redemptive (rescuing and transforming) presence
in all that we  perceive, experience, feel, know and do.

"Faith" is the genuine confidence that
He is the One who is completely in charge.

Becoming and remaining a disciple (apprentice) to Jesus
is the only sane response to that message.

Are we proclaiming (or hearing) a Gospel
that has a natural tendency to produce disciples (apprentices) to Jesus?
Or do we proclaim (or hear) a Gospel
that merely generates consumers of religious goods and services? -

-A "gospel" of mere forgiveness,
-of merely being "a good person" or "loving yourself,"
-of mere family or group loyalty,
-of mere community service,
-of mere social or political activism,
-of changing America
does not produce disciples.


The Gospel of the Kingdom (summarized by Dallas Willard, with some additions (in red) for greater clarity - and which are faithful to what DW himself taught.)

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1/27/2018

Tolerance



If one considers him/herself to be a tolerant person, that is absolutely no indicator whatever of the quality of his/her character. Here are two reasons why:

1. Everybody is tolerant - until they find something that seems intolerable to them.
2. It is impossible to be a functional adult without being intolerant of some things and some people; otherwise, for example, there would be no prisons.

With regard to tolerance as an indicator of personal character, these matters are more worthy of serious consideration:
·         What potentially harmful things or people am I willing to tolerate, and why?
·         Of who or what might I be intolerant beyond rational justification, and why?
·         How do I handle someone else's (seeming) intolerance (of me)?
·         How do I handle my own intolerances (of others)?

8/15/2014

Aphorism 335. 

One's desire that some particular idea be true
Will almost always be stronger
Than his/her willingness to consider an uncomfortable idea.

This impulse never changes 
except when a change is forced through suffering.