I am not outraged, because outrage is only the outward expression of inward rage, rage on the inside. I don’t have any rage on the inside. I cried when I saw the video of the decapitations and executions. I prayed for peace, and protection, and safety for all those who are being threatened.
But I refuse to be enraged, outraged, or filled with any kind of rage at all. That’s not what Jesus did.
See, you can get upset all you want. But we are Christians. We follow Christ. And while beheading somebody is horrifying, that’s exactly what Christ dealt with. Jesus had a cousin named John the Baptist, who was BEHEADED for Christ’s sake.
Did Jesus get enraged, or outraged? Did he go join a militia and fight the people who beheaded his cousin?
No. He went out and he FREAKING HEALED EVERYBODY HE COULD FIND.
Was Jesus angry? Of course. But what he did with that anger speaks volumes.
Be angry, but sin not. Be angry, and let that anger fuel endless wonder and goodness in the lives of others. Go buy somebody lunch. Go love on some people who need friendship and kindness. Go lay hands on the sick and pray for their recovery. Go do what Jesus would do.
And when you go about doing these things, tell people about the beheaded Christians that ISIS murdered. Tell them about Jesus and John the Baptist. And then walk away and let them digest what you have done.
Getting “outraged” is what Muslims do. Getting “outraged” is what the world does. It’s not what Jesus does.
April 25, 2015 at 12:48am
What civilization are you talking about that is 30,000 years old? So who are you talking about? How do you know it’s 30,000 years old? What sort of calendar system did they use? What type of writing and language did they use?
G.K. Chesterton debunked this “prehistoric history” crap a hundred years ago in his book The Everlasting Man.
Unless that 30,000 year old civilization had some sort of writings or calendar method in their civilization that correlates to something we can measure today, there is no way to know if it was 30,000 years old or 3,000 years old. You cannot just assume that a primitive culture is older. There are “cave-people” living in caves and burning poop as a fuel source in the Middle East. That doesn’t mean that they are some remnant of a prehistoric cave-man society.
The oldest known civilizations dated back about 5,500 years ago, to ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia, and the founding of the dynasties in Egypt. A far cry from 30,000 years ago.
April 25, 2015 at 12:22am
“There are beings beyond us, I believe.
And when we cry, and when we call,
I will not say they will not help at all.”
April 25, 2015 at 12:19am
I might actually try Diet Pepsi now. I like Diet Rite, which has sucralose in it. Maybe it will be good.
As far as diet soda making people fat, that’s absurd. Of course diet soda drinkers are more likely to be overweight. Why would somebody who isn’t overweight drink a diet soda? The regular sodas taste better in most situations. It’s like saying people who sign up for weight watchers are more likely to be overweight, therefore signing up for weight watchers causes people to get fat.
This is what the death of Common Sense does to people.
April 22, 2015 at 12:06pm
So? If I have the brain architecture and chemistry of a lizard, but I’m 100% human as far as DNA is concerned, does that mean I’m a lizard trapped in a human’s body? Come on…
Apparently all those “doctorates” failed to teach you basic common sense. If you have male DNA, you are male. If you have female DNA, you are female. If you have lizard DNA, you are a lizard. This isn’t rocket surgery. You don’t need a medical degree in rocket science to figure it out.
April 22, 2015 at 12:01pm
Yeah, the indoctrination and re-writing of history is insane in government “schools”. I remember my cousins telling me how their history book posited that Abraham Lincoln was the first gay president, because the Democrats had printed up political mudslinging flyers claiming Abraham Lincoln was a homosexual (in an attempt to defeat him in the elections).
But rather than seeing the mudslinging for what it truly was, some liberal history book writer ignored the historical context and assumed that the Democrats of the 1800s were all pro-LGBT and were in support of Lincoln’s homosexuality.
The lengths that people will go to are astonishing.
April 22, 2015 at 11:56am
What you said is almost an exact paraphrasing of what G. K. Chesterton wrote about in his book “Orthodoxy”. In one of the chapters, he talks about the two kinds of Dogma, and he says that ideologies always solidify into convictions when Truth is threatened on a personal level to you and your family.
As you said, when it happens to you, suddenly it’s a big deal. It stirs something up on the inside. It creates convictions, and you become dogmatic about those convictions when the Truth is threatened.
The other kind of dogma is what is known as the “spoiled brat” dogma. It’s where you don’t get something you want, or somebody disagrees with you, and you suddenly become very dogmatic about the issue.
This distinction between a spoiled brat and genuine conviction is only present in a worldview that believes in objective and absolute truths. Subjective and relativistic worldviews see all personal beliefs as “my truth” or “his truth”. So to a relativist, the spoiled brat’s dogmatic and violent reaction to not getting to attend a party is just as valid as the Christian dogmatic defense of life and love.
It’s because they don’t understand that one is defending truth, while other is defending personal feelings and desires.
 April 21, 2015 at 1:27pm
It’s not that we don’t care.
It’s that there is a difference between this, and fighting for your country.
I’d rather die for being a Christian, than fight. John the Baptist was beheaded. Jesus was crucified. Who am I to be any different? Those who live by the sword will die by the sword. I refuse to fight and kill people in the name of Jesus. I am utterly ashamed that a sword or gun or knife has ever been associated with my Lord.
I will help people, and love them, and hide them. If there’s a way to get people out of there, I will gladly take them in and care for them in my own home.
 April 20, 2015 at 4:54pm
There’s nothing wrong with Classical Unions, just like there’s nothing wrong with Classical Feminism. Unions are VERY GOOD when they stick to their core issues of safe working environments, killing crony capitalism, preventing child labor, and so on. Just like classical feminism is good when it comes to women’s rights, voting, and so on.
What happened to Unions though, is the same thing that happened to feminism: once they accomplished their goals, they didn’t stop. They kept pushing, and pushing, and pushing, and now they are pathetic mockeries of the real thing.
I believe in classical unions and worker’s rights. Nobody should be allowed to hire 9 year old boys to crawl through dangerous machinery just because they can fit inside easier. Nobody should be allowed to force their employees to do dangerous or illegal things. If a company is doing bad stuff to its workers, the workers should have some kind of recourse.
But that isn’t what most Unions are about these days. And it’s sickening. I’m just glad my great grandpa isn’t around today to see what they’ve become. Just like I’m glad the classic feminists from the early 1900s aren’t around today to see the “trigger warnings” and “rape culture” and “coded sexism” that defines feminism today.
There's plenty of redundant governmental agencies that can enforce safe working environments without the input of corrupt unions. Unions, especially public unions have bankrupted several American cities with their astronomical legacy costs and their demise is long overdue. Look at government motors, they have a two tier hourly wage with one group making 28.00$ an hr and the other making 14.00 $ an hour.
You can have both guys doing the same job on the same line and one is paid double the other guy simply because of seniority. It's almost impossible to fire a private sector union member and is indeed impossible to fire a public sector union member. Anytime you have a situation where an employee can't be fired that's a system that has to be done away with.
Well, to be fair, most people treat their dogs like humans anyway. So if you can’t tell the difference between dogs and humans while they’re alive… how are you supposed to tell the difference when they’re dead?
April 20, 2015 at 2:01pm
Right, but you are required by law to have your kid in some kind of school. You cannot just pull your kids out of schools, period. You have to put them in some school, or you get arrested and your kids are taken away from you.
People literally consider “not going to school” the same thing as “not getting fed”, as if you will starve to death if you don’t go to school between the ages of 6 and 16.
April 20, 2015 at 1:54pm
Trolls? Haters? Let them come. All I can say is “Bring it.”
Isn’t that the most commonly used definition of “troll” these days: “somebody who says something you don’t like”? It has become so absurd, nobody takes people who call others trolls seriously anymore.
It’s like how nobody takes atheists seriously when they define “faith” as “believing something without any evidence.” The definitions are so absurd, nobody takes them seriously except the people who use them that way.
 April 20, 2015 at 1:41pm
Well, like me and this lady, we simpletons are just too dumb to fool. We don’t have time to dick around with complicated government nonsense. We have orders from a much higher authority to deal with.
So, if a fat guy wore shorts that had his butt cheeks hanging out the bottom in public, and you posted it online, all these same people would show up to defend the fat guy, right? Right? RIGHT!?
 April 20, 2015 at 12:41pm
Yeah. It typically goes that way.
 April 20, 2015 at 12:31pm
Of course parents own their children, just as children own their parents, and wives and husbands own each other, and family members own one another. What you do affects your entire family, and what your family does affects you. You are a corporate entity, and if you don’t own each other, you will suffer, fail, and die alone.
If you don’t own somebody, how could you ever DISOWN them?