Error, indeed, is never set forth in its naked deformity, lest, being thus exposed, it should at once be detected. But it is craftily decked out in an attractive dress, so as, by its outward form, to make it appear to the inexperienced (ridiculous as the expression may seem) more true than the truth itself. - Irenaeus

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Let Evolution Evolve

It is educated people who most often endorse the idea of evolution.  We see Darwin fish emblems, complete with feet, stuck to the rear bumpers of expensive vehicles parked at hospitals and dental offices.  Whether the driver is an employee or a patient, the scene is logically ludicrous.  After all isn't the whole idea of the evolutionary theory that of survival of the fittest?  Why hinder the process by trying to save those genetically flawed teeth or seeking cures for disease? Why not let evolution evolve?
Or, how about the millions of dollars that are raised by educated people to protect whales, gorillas, elephants and everything under the sun? Why should we be concerned with the extinction of any species of life when it is only a matter of time that something new will crawl out of the swamp to take it's place? Isn't extinction part of the process of evolution?

It appears that even the evolutionist, upon arriving at a medical facility, subconsciously rejects the theory and gives in under pressure of moral compassion for the weak and helpless, or self preservation.  Do you suppose that the one who created life may have also given us an inner concern to preserve that life?  Maybe there is a God after all.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Is Mary the Queen of Heaven?

About 600 years before Christ Jeremiah the prophet records how the Jewish women were burning sacrifices to other gods including the female cult deities who they called the queen of heaven (Jere. 44:15-27).  They went by different names depending on the linguistic origin.  There was the Babylonian Ishtar, Egyptian Hathor and in the New Testament we see the Apostles having to confront the cult of Diana (also called Artemis by the Romans) in Ephesus (Acts 19;24-29).  To appease the barking dogs the Catholic church elevated Mary to cult status at the Council of Ephesus (AD 431).
There is no reference to Mary being the queen of heaven yet Catholic tradition places her in this position causing people to worship her.

When the followers of Jesus said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breast at which you nursed, he replied, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it." (Luke 11:27-28)