Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Modern "Victim"

“Victim,” as used by psychologists, frequently refers to someone who is momentarily upset or generally less satisfied, less happy, less successful or less fulfilled than they believe they should be and who attributes that feeling to something supposedly done to them, or merely witnessed or worried about.  Virtually any event can now qualify a person as a victim.

Dr. Tana Dineen, Manufacturing Victims: What the Psychology Industry is Doing to People, p.31-32

Friday, February 27, 2015

The New "Tolerance"

A new cultural definition of “tolerance” has emerged.  Tolerance used to be the attitude that we took toward one another when we disagreed about an important issue; we would agree to treat each other with respect, even though we refused to embrace each other’s view on a particular topic.  Tolerance is now the act of recognizing and embracing all views as equally valuable and true, even though they often make opposite truth claims.  According to this redefinition of tolerance, anything other than acceptance and approval is narrow and bigoted.

J. Warner Wallace, “Cold-Case Christianity,” p.142

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Freedom to Love is Freedom to Hate

Which is more loving, a God who creates a world in which love is possible or a God who creates a world in which love is impossible?  It seems reasonable that a loving God would create a world where love is possible and can be experienced by creatures who are designed “in His image.”  But a world in which love is possible can be a dangerous place.  Love requires freedom.  True love requires that humans have the ability to freely choose; love cannot be forced if it is to be heartfelt and real.  The problem, of course, is that people who have the freedom to love often choose to hate.  That’s why freedom of this nature is so costly.  A world in which people have the freedom to love and perform great acts of kindness is also a world in which people have the freedom to hate and commit great acts of evil.  You cannot have one without the other.

J. Warner Wallace, “Cold-Case Christianity,” p.136

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Who Wins?

He who creates the laws, wins.

Erwin W. Lutzer, When A Nation Forgets God, p.60

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Learn Self Control For Marriage

The young man who has not learned self-control before marriage will not have it during marriage. . . .  In a sense, you deprive your future wife of something, even if you do not yet know her, and you endanger your happiness together.

Walter Trobish, I Loved A Girl, p.8, cited by Robertson McQuilkin, An Introduction to Biblical Ethics, p.232

Monday, February 23, 2015

Unhatched Egg Is Like Unborn Baby

It is a serious crime, and strictly enforced, to break an eagle egg.  Apparently, because there are plenty of unborn (parallel to unhatched) human babies, it is not a serious crime to kill them.  Everyone knows that to break an eagle egg before it hatches is to kill an eagle.  What is it to perform an abortion on a person?

Randy Alcorn, "ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments," p.79

Sunday, February 22, 2015


To be able to say with society's approval that a person who doesn't conform to a completely subjective and relativistic norm is ill and possesses a diseased psych, is an extraordinary power.

Richard Ganz, "PsychoBabble: The Failure of Modern Psychology -- and the Biblical Alternative, p.47

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Same-Sex "Marriage" Is NOT About Civil Rights

Same-sex marriage is not about civil rights.  It is about validation and social respect.  It is a radical attempt at civil engineering using government muscle to strong-arm the people into accommodating a lifestyle many find deeply offensive, contrary to nature, socially destructive, and morally repugnant.

Greg Koukl, "Same-Sex Marriage -- Challenges and Responses"

Friday, February 20, 2015

It Won't Stop With Abortion

At Nuremberg, Hitler and his henchmen were condemned by the American judges because they encouraged the killing of the unborn. . . .  Hitler was wrong, even though most of the men on our Supreme Court today defend what the Nazis did.  If we do not stop killing infants on the premise that they are nothing unless they weigh five or six pounds, we will do what Hitler did: we will kill the handicapped, particularly when those handicapped are aged.  Then we will kill the truly handicapped who are retarded: the only "angels" among us, for they have never sinned. . . .  Unless we stop abortion we will go further than Hitler, being "better" educated that the Austrian paperhanger.  We will kill infants after they are born.  We will do it scientifically, of course.

Dan Lyons, Christian Crusade Weekly (1979), cited by John Powell, S.J. in Abortion: the Silent Holocaust, p.37

Thursday, February 19, 2015

True Bigotry

The people who are most bigoted are the people who have no convictions at all.

G. K. Chesterton, cited by F. LaGared Smith in Sodom's Second Coming, p.7

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Problem With Psychology

Unfortunately, what is done all too often is this:  A disease that may not exist is treated with a drug whose action in humans no one really understands while the person undergoes months or years of psychotherapy with no defined therapeutic, measurable endpoints.  Fifty years of research has yielded only symptoms, no biologic basis, no cause, and certainly no cure.  Is mental illness a disease or are issues of the heart and people relationships the core issues?  Could sin be to blame?

David Tyler & Kurt Grady, Deceptive Diagnosis: When Sin is Called Sickness, p.71

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Same-Sex Unions Have NEVER Been "Normal"

No human society -- not one -- has ever embraced homosexual marriage.  It is not a part of the tradition of any human culture.  Only until the last few "nanoseconds" of history and experience have societies allowed it.  Homosexual unions, married or otherwise, have never been regarded as a normal, morally equal part of any society.  Nonmarital same-sex unions have been tolerated in some places at some times to be sure but have never been taken to be morally equivalent to natural marriage.

Glenn T. Stanton and Dr. Bill Maier, Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting, p.22

Monday, February 16, 2015

How Effective Is Birth Control?

According to its own reckoning, [Planned Parenthood’s] program of birth control fails miserably to do the one thing it is supposed to do: inhibit unwanted pregnancies.  The annual in-use failure rate of the Pill is as high as 11 percent.  For the diaphragm, the normal failure rate is nearly 32 percent.  For the intrauterine device (IUD), it is almost 11 percent.  For “save sex” condoms, it is more than 18 percent.  And for the various foam, cream and jelly spermicides, it can range as high as 34 percent.  That means that a sexually active fourteen-year-old girl who faithfully uses the Pill has a 44 percent chance of getting pregnant at least once before she finishes high school.  She has a 69 percent chance of getting pregnant at least once before she finishes college.  And she has a 30 percent chance of getting pregnant two or more times.  If she relies on “safe sex” condoms, the likelihood of an unwanted pregnancy while she is in school rises to nearly 87 percent.  In other words, the Planned Parenthood system virtually guarantees that women will get pregnant and that they will then be “forced” to fall back on the birth control linchpin: abortion.

George Grant, Immaculate Deception: The Shifting Agenda of Planned Parenthood, p.20

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The MAIN Social Problem

Of all the social problems facing American civilization, the decline of marriage and the breakup of the family is unquestionably our most pressing problem. It is the common denominator driving other social ills. But it is also the one social problem that touches our lives most directly.

Glenn Stanton, "Why Marriage Matters," CitizenLink Update, email 2/11/15

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fifty Shades of Garbage

It is shocking to me that an article such as this needs to be written to professing Christian women.  Even the world recognizes the damage such garbage can inflict on people.  For instance, read the following excerpt from a recent Charisma Magazine article:

We Americans get really angry when oil companies spill toxic fuel in our oceans; yet we applaud when Hollywood dumps a tanker of poisonous garbage like Fifty Shades of Grey on our country—with no offer to clean up the damage. We should be outraged.

Last year a researcher from the University of Michigan did a study on the effects of Fifty Shades of Grey on women readers. It showed that women who read the books (it is actually a trilogy) were 25 percent more likely to have an abusive partner; 34 percent were more likely to have a partner who stalked them; and 65 percent were more likely to engage in binge drinking. Just as there is a link between violent video games and violent behavior in teen boys, this study showed that women who read graphic porn novels tend to gravitate toward the types of abusive relationships depicted in books like Fifty Shades. The study also showed that these women were more likely to have eating disorders. (Interestingly, the dominant male character in Fifty Shades carefully controls his girlfriend’s eating habits.)

In one scene in the book, Christian buys Ana a platinum and diamond bracelet so she can cover the bruises on her wrists—which she got after being tied to her boyfriend’s bed. The message from Ana’s lover: I will hurt you, but I will buy you nice gifts so you will stay with me. That’s twisted. And couples are going to see this movie on Valentine’s Day?

One of the most bizarre moments in the book occurs after Ana leaves Christian and then goes back to him. She says: “The physical pain you inflicted was not as bad as the pain of losing you.” Any psychologist will tell you that is the mentality of an abuse victim, who is brainwashed to believe that the attention she gets from her abuser is better than no attention at all.

Does this sound, in any way whatsoever, like a book or movie a Christian woman should have anything to do with?

Landon Chapman, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and the Annihilation of Christian Women’s Innocence

Friday, February 13, 2015

Do You Love A Person?

“If you want to love someone, tell them the Truth.  If you want to hate someone, know the Truth and say nothing.“

Justin Peters, Clouds Without Water, cited by Landon Chapman in, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and the Annihilation of Christian Women’s Innocence.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lust Does Not Want A Woman

The thing [sex] is a sensory pleasure; that is, an event occurring within one’s own body. We use a most unfortunate idiom when we say, of a lustful man prowling the streets, that he “wants a woman.” Strictly speaking, a woman is just what he does not want. He wants a pleasure for which a woman happens to be the necessary piece of apparatus. How much he cares about the woman as such may be gauged by his attitude to her five minutes after fruition (one does not keep the carton after one has smoked the cigarettes).

C.S. Lewis, cited by Landon Chapman in “Fifty Shades of Grey" and the Annihilation of Christian Women’s Innocence.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Wisdom in one of its aspects is the capacity and the power to make use of knowledge.  A man may be very learned, but if he lacks wisdom he is of little value in society.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Unsearchable Riches of Christ: An Exposition of Ephesians 3, p.81

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wrong Views of Sexuality

The media not only distorts sexual realities but it also cultivates feelings of inadequacy among teen viewers. … First, the media communicates that the value of a person is primarily his or her physical attractiveness.  We are bombarded with a constant parade of beautiful women, which gives teenage firs a very unrealistic standard by which to judge their own attractiveness.  I hope that most of us realize that the media’s beauty standard is not a normal one.  What’s more, it’s constantly changing.  For a time, large breasts were the standard.  Sometimes the emphasis has been on a woman’s legs.  A few years ago Farrah-Fawcett-styled hair was the desirable.  Then tight fashion jeans were the “in thing” with emphasis on the buttocks.  It’s ridiculous.

Think what that does to the average young person.  Many a young woman has a totally distorted sense of self-worth.  If by comparison to the latest standards of physical beauty she is not attractive, she sees herself asa without worth or value, which results in tremendous feelings of inadequacy.

The young male is also affected.  He develops totally unrealistic ideas about a woman’s true beauty.  Why do most men place physical attractiveness above all other considerations when they seek relationships with the opposite sex?  Because of the media, of course.  All the male heroes on TV have “beautiful women.” . . . 

Sad to say, most young people, even from church families, have not learned about their sexuality in church.  Even a greater tragedy, most did not learn about their sexuality at home.  They have learned it from television, movies, and music.  Those are three great influences on teens.

Josh McDowell and Dick Day, "Why Wait?" p.44, 45

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Homosexual and Pedophile Connection

Psychologist Eugene Abel found that homosexuals "sexually molest young boys with an incidence that is occurring from five times greater than the molestation of girls."  A 1992 study by researchers K. Freud and R. I. Watson discovered that homosexual males are three times more likely than heterosexual males to engage in pedophilia and that the average pedophile has sex with 20 to 150 boys before he is caught.  A 1988 study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 86 percent of pedophiles identified themselves as either homosexual or bisexual.

And there is a definite link as well between child molestation and later homosexual behavior.  In a 2001 study, it was found that 46 percent of homosexuals and 22 percent of lesbians reported that they had been molested by a homosexual during childhood, compared to 7 percent of heterosexual men and 1 percent of heterosexual women.

Alan Sears & Craig Osten, The Homosexual Agenda, p.83 (2003)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

No Such Thing as ADD or ADHD

For almost two decades I have witnessed a dark -- I'll be so bold as to term it evil -- trend in psychology and psychiatry.   I have watched, often incredulous, as members of these two respected professions mass-marketed two non-existent diseases, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), to the American public.  The success of this propaganda effort has resulted in the victimization of millions of parents and children.

Psychologist John K. Rosemond, Forward to "Unraveling the ADD/ADHD Fiasco," by David B. Stein.  Cited by David M. Tyler, Ph.D and Kurt P. Grady, Pharm.D in ADHD: Deceptive Diagnosis, p. 10

Friday, February 6, 2015

If God Is Dead

If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place.  It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Hefner.

Malcolm Muggeridge,  A Third Testament.  Cited by Ravi Zacharias in "The Real Face of Atheism," p.32

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Eroticized Children

Eroticized media in our homes, in schools and on the Internet produce eroticized children in our homes and our schools.  Eroticized children are, by definition, damaged children.   They are vulnerable prey for any and all predators.  They are also often tomorrow's predatory adults.

Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D, "Kinsey: Crimes & Consequences," p.175

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fix Emotional Pain by Fixing the Heart

Rather than seeking to deaden, ignore, or elevate the importance of our emotions, we should allow them to speak to us about our hearts.  Because God gave us the ability to experience emotions, we want to be very cautious about ignoring what they may be telling us.  We want to carefully consider whether dampening the awareness of our feelings through the use of medication (or alcohol) is the best road for us to take to better health.

Medicines or alcohol may make us feel better for a time, even if our "heart problem" is not addressed.  For example, we know that morphine dulls the pain of a broken arm.  It does not heal or reset the bone, and it does not fix the root cause of the pain.  The same is true about medicines and emotional pain.  In order to resolve such pain, we need to deal not with the symptoms, but the root cause of the pain.

Elyse Fitzpatrick & Laura Hendrickson, M.D., "Will Medicine Stop the Pain?", p.32

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Complementarity of Sex

Heterosexual intercourse is much more than a union of bodies; it is a blending of complementary personalities through which, in the midst of prevailing alienation, the rich created oneness of human being is experienced again.  And the complementarity of male and female sexual organs is only a symbol at the physical level of a much deeper spiritual complementarity.  

John Stott, Same-Sex Partnerships?: A Christian Perspective, p.35

Monday, February 2, 2015

Marriage vs Cohabitation

Even if couples consider themselves essentially "married" while still cohabiting, they know that without a marriage license and wedding rings, they are freer to exit the relationship at any time.  And this lack of security is there in the minds of each partner.  It affects how they deal with each other.

Glenn T. Stanton, The Ring Makes All the Difference, p.41

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Diversity Stats Are Nonsense

Some people see discrimination when schools punish black students more often than white students. But schools punish white students more often than Asian students. Lenders turn down black applicants for loans more often than white applicants -- but they turn down whites more often than Asians. Most statistics on such things omit Asians, rather than spoil a politically correct story.

Thomas Sowell, Random Thoughts, Townhall 1/27/15