Thursday, 28 August 2008

Article on Barack Obama's Religious Credentials

How do Muslims see Barack Hussein Obama? They have three choices: either as he presents himself – someone who has "never been a Muslim" and has "always been a Christian"; or as a fellow Muslim; or as an apostate from Islam.


Sunday, 24 August 2008

Did I Sit On The Sidelines While The Playing Field Burned? « CHRIS ELROD dot com

There was a time when people asked “what must I do to be saved?” These days I ask, “What does a guy have to do to be recognised as a false prophet – cheat on his wife - at least twice! and lie about it? Assault people on national TV? Make bogus claims to having healed people?" Let me make it clear for those who are too busy scratching their itchy ears to pay attention - Todd Bentley is a false prophet, a liar, an adulterer and a destroyer of people's faith. Follow him and you follow him to hell!

It's time pastors in this wacky charismatic world followed this pastor's example and did some serious heart searching. They couldn't do better than start with reading Chris Eldrod's blog. Fences are not for sitting on, they are for clear demarcation between those who are on the Lord's side and those who are not. Maybe its time we got back to some good old-fashioned preaching of the Word. Did I say maybe?

Did I Sit On The Sidelines While The Playing Field Burned? « CHRIS ELROD dot com

Moroni's Stairway to Heaven

I don't know about Jesus coming again but it seems this guy has had a second advent and got lost in some public building. Thankfully, he has a bugle handy and is able to alert others to his plight. Let's hope help comes otherwise he will be denounced by the Mormons as a fundamentalist false prophet. BTW, now we know how he descended and ascended as described by old Joseph Smith - he used a heavenly lift; ping! fourteenth floor, angels, archangels and sundry servants of the gods.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Frank Furedi: Spell it like it is

As a self-styled pedagogue I found this article by Frank Furedi so refreshing and encouraging on so many levels. The quote is from a longer piece that anyone who cares about education and truth really should read

Contemporary cultural life has become estranged from the idea of Truth with a capital T. In academia, social scientists never tire of informing students that there are no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ answers. Instead of the truth, people are exhorted to accept different perspectives as representing many truths.

The demotion of the status of truth calls into question the purpose of gaining knowledge. Celebrating variant truths, like variant spellings, is presented as a pluralistic gesture of tolerance. In fact it represents a reluctance to take education and its ideas seriously. And not surprisingly, those who do not take ideas seriously are also not very worried about how they are spelled.

Frank Furedi: Spell it like it is

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Evangelist Todd Bentley, Wife File for Separation

I have learned over the years the worth of that famous exclamation of John Bradford on seeing some criminals being taken to execution, "But for the grace of God there goes John Bradford". Nevertheless, I am also reminded of Paul's injunction to Timothy, "The overseer (Elder) must be above reproach...He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church?)" 1 Tim.3:1-5

As I consider the news that Todd Bentley is suing his wife for separation I say, "But for the grace of God there goes Mike Tea" But I must also ask whether this man is fit to lead. I have no doubt that this whole Lakeland thing is a totally phony affair and those who fall for it are out of their minds, but perhaps this will be an indication to them that all is not as it seems and remember that "Pride goes before a fall".

Maybe he needs to put his own house in order and that should include getting right with the God whose name he has blasphemed since this whole circus began. Maybe then he will find peace in his home.

Evangelist Todd Bentley, Wife File for Separation

Friday, 8 August 2008

The Manacled Mormon Returns

Is it thirty years since we were treated to the story of bubbly Joyce McKinney and the "Manacled Mormon"? It seems just yesterday that young Mormon males (and non-Mormon males for that matter) around the world looked on with secret envy at the plight of 21-year-old, 6'4" Kirk Anderson, Mormon missionary and sometime kidnap victim and sex slave.

In scenes that might have been straight out of the X-Files or the Matrix, our "Mr Anderson" (c'mon, I couldn't resist) was kidnapped in 1977 from the steps of the Mormon Church in a leafy Surrey suburb where he was based during his mission, taken away to a secret venue, restrained in mink-lined handcuffs and dressed in silky pyjamas that were ripped from his body by a sultry and voracious Joyce McKinney, and lovingly but determinedly sexually assaulted. In court Anderson tried but ultimately failed to give the impression that he hated every minute of it. McKinney along with a male accomplice, escaped the country, according to some accounts, disguised as deaf and dumb mime artists and she lived in the Appalatian Mountains disguised as a nun before being found by the police.

I am not making this up!

Now it seems she is back and cloning dogs in Korea of all things. I swear you couldn't make it up. "Brennan" McKinney, who has been in the news in recent days for having her favourite and much missed dog "Booger" cloned, is none other, it appears, than darling dear Joyce of Manacled Mormon fame, although she is admitting nothing. The story is covered in The Times but the best account by far is in that bastion of hang 'em and flog 'em moral rectitude and prurient impulses The Daily Mail

Life seems so dull when compared to those heady days following the juicy events of 1977 when male Mormon missionaries hung back after church or stood around on English street corners hoping that a Joyce McKinney would whisk them away to a love nest, silky pyjamas and mink-lined handcuffs. It seems, however, that these things happen but once in a lifetime and it always seems to be someone else's lifetime at that. Put away those dreamy gazes and winsome looks boys. Joyce has gone to the dogs.