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Dr. Purdom reviews “The Unbelievers”

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by cavalier973

Her article is here.

 

“What discoveries are not being made in our modern world because so many scientists have decided that the universe and every living thing is just the result of random chance (e.g., consider the case of “junk” DNA“)?” ~Dr. Purdom

The Gnostic elements in the movie “Noah”

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , on April 9, 2014 by cavalier973

 

This is an overview derived from this article by Dr. Brian Mattson.

Cheesy Atheist Preaching

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by cavalier973

Links to reviews of the movie Noah.

Matt Walsh

godawa.com

mennoknight

Ken Ham

Dr. Mohler

 Dr. Brian Mattson

A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics

About Frozen

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by cavalier973

So, we purchased a copy of the Disney film Frozen.  Meh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, in addition to the above concise and thoroughly accurate review, I feel I should add that the songs were bland and/or annoying, the “plot twist” was predictable from the first scene, the stock villains were unbelievable, and the comic relief was mediocre.  Two things especially bothered me.  Number one was a missed opportunity to make the bad guy complex.  Spoilers follow, of course.  Hans, the prince, pretends to be in love with Anna so that he can become king of Arandelle.  When he does his Face-Heel turn, it feels really forced and awkward.  It would have been much better, in my opinion, to have him sort of sanguine about Elsa until she accidentally hurts Anna, and subsequently conceive of the idea that Elsa needs to die.  In other words, he didn’t have to be a secret jerk with an evil plan to be horribly wrong and villainous.  It was too unbelievable a change.  An alternative explanation for his turning into a bad guy could have been that Elsa shot him in the heart with an ice beam, and it made his heart go cold.  Too obvious?  Well, at least it would have made sense.

The other thing that bugged me was the treatment of the Duke of Weseltown.  He’s concerned with trade and business and money, so he’s automatically a ridiculous figure and something of a bad guy, amirite?  In the end, Queen Elsa declares that all trade with Weseltown is henceforth cut off.  For no reason, other than that he was a ridiculous figure who reached the absolutely correct conclusion that Elsa was dangerous, and that something should be done about her–even, perhaps, something drastic.  But we’re supposed to sympathise with Elsa, because she’s pretty, and scorn the Duke because he’s ridiculous, and only cares about money, I guess.  The thing that really bothers me about this aspect of the film is that Elsa hasn’t really punished the Duke at all; he can just get new trading partners, or secretly trade with Arendelle through some intermediary country, or commence to smuggling.  It is Elsa’s people who really suffer because of her capriciousness.  They have been cut off from a country that offered goods and services that they presumably found valuable.  Even if they could switch trading partners, the limitation of competition means that the Arandellians must endure higher prices and lower quality.  Their lives will be worse off going forward, with lower real incomes and a generally lower standard of living.  Seriously, even left-wing economists see the value of trade.  Thanks a lot, Elsa, you ninny.

One other thing;  Kristoff is declared the “Royal Deliverer of Ice” as some sort of reward or something.  Is this a cruel joke?  The queen freaking shoots ice out her hands.

 

Is there anything good about the film?  Yes.  The overall story arc is sort of an analogy of someone escaping Legalism into the equally oppressive state of Licentiousness, only to discover grace by the sacrifice of someone else–someone else to whom the protagonist had caused severe harm.  Kind of surprising, really.  One of the reasons some other reviewer declared that this might be the most Christian of the Disney films.

Also, Hans didn’t die by falling off a cliff.  No one died, except the parents, now that I think about it.  The animation was pretty good–the effects of Elsa shooting ice beams was cool and stuff.

But getting back to the trade, thing…what’s that?  Oh, all right; I’ll let it go…

From Evolution News

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , , on March 11, 2014 by cavalier973

and Views.

Couched in technical language is a frank admission from Erwin: the history of life shows abrupt jumps in form that are not bridged by gradual “gradation of form from one species to the next.” In other words, it’s the opposite of what an evolutionary view might expect. Erwin even admits the first appearance of body plans is “abrupt”

- See more at: http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/11/a_lapse_in_watc078601.html#sthash.yyBEtfjz.dpuf

On the “New Cosmos” television program.

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2014 by cavalier973

A pretty good review.

50 Reasons for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by cavalier973

Listed here.

#17 is the one that I find the most persuasive: “It is characteristic of divine dealing to deliver believers before a divine judgment is inflicted on the world as illustrated in the deliverance of Noah, Lot, Rahab, etc. (2 Peter 2:5-9).”

The angels had to physically drag Lot from Sodom before God’s judgement on the city could commence.  God shut the door to the ark before the first drop of rain fell.  The Tribulation is a period of God’s judgement on the World.  As Christians, our judgement has already been dealt with, in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.  There is no need for us to endure God’s judgement; there is no need for the Church to be “purified”.  Our purification has already been accomplished at Calvary.  I believe that God will remove the Church from the World before the Tribulation begins.

I would like to add that, if we believe that God broke His promises to Israel, then there’s really no reason to think He wouldn’t break His promises to us.

Radar takes it to the hoop

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by cavalier973

Discusses the unwillingness of Darwinoids to take an honest look at their own theory.

Scientific preditions by Creationists

Posted in For God with tags , , , , on February 10, 2014 by cavalier973

The claim is made by some that Creationism isn’t science because it doesn’t make testible predictions.  Dr. David DeWitt sets the record straight.

 

Edit:  I just want to put it that, whereas I once became concerned whenever some new “scientific study” was released that “absolutely proved” the Molecules-to Man Evolutionary Hypothesis, nowadays I know that I only need to wait a few years, and the conclusion of the study will have been so debunked that the Darwinoids will make fun of me if I try to bring it up as part of an argument against the MtMEH.

On the Big Bang

Posted in For God with tags , , , , on February 9, 2014 by cavalier973

http://creation.com/nobel-prize-for-alleged-big-bang-proof

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