Another week, another set of posts for you, dear readers! I think you’ll find the post on marriage to be particularly thought-provoking. Pastor Matt’s discussion of re-thinking everything is advice we should all take. Some reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.’s peaceful resistance are well-taken in this time. A video on a conversion experience will be found deeply interesting. Finally, we wrap up with an apologetics comic! Let me know your thoughts here, and be sure to let the others know what you think as well!
The Continuance of Marriage- Luke 20:27-40– The notion that there is no marriage in the New Creation is drawn from this passage. Here, Tony Arsenal analyzes the passage to see if this is indeed what it teaches.
The Benefit of Re-Thinking Everything– What does it mean to re-think things? Can it be a helpful endeavor? Check out Pastor Matt’s thoughts on the topic.
thoughts on waiting– Here, Elizabeth Wartick shares some thoughts on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s peaceful resistance to racism. They are timely and thought-provoking.
Why I am a Christian (David Wood)– [ADULTS only]- This video is a sometimes-disturbing look into David Wood’s thoughts and life as an atheist and how Christ called him to Himself.
The Cross is a Crutch Indeed– [COMIC]- What does it mean to say that religion is a crutch? This comic offers some thoughts and reflection upon the notion.
David Wood demonstrates some pretty major psychopathy. Becoming religious may help control his behaviour (by finally accepting some external controls) but the mental problems are still there; blaming lack of belief is just another example of his own dysfunction that he finally comes to realize when suffering the effects of fasting. Nothing has changed and we can see the same lack of social concern he demonstrates throughout this video… seemingly unaware of just how uncomfortable he is making those around him as he strolls about talking about making pipe bombs to kill people, beating his father to death, escaping police custody, damaging the property of others, engaging in violent behaviours, competing with ‘the Christian’, affecting the weather, controlling time, unable to emotionally share what others feels, and so on. This is typical behaviour of psychopathology. The mask of his current religious belief is just another manifestation of this extended psychopathology.
Thanks for bringing these notions up, Tildeb. I wondered myself about him talking about all these events in front of the random people on the subway. I assume they weren’t just extras or something so I think there is something wrong about that.
However, I don’t know if I would go as far as just asserting that his religious belief is “just another manifestation.” The level of commitment–including getting a PhD, etc. is extremely high. Moreover, I tend to think that if people self-describe we should assume they are telling the truth unless we have reason to believe otherwise. Now one might argue that this scenario provides reason to think otherwise, but I both don’t know enough to make a judgment and also trust that God can bring about real change.
Regardless of all that, the decision to film this in a public place with the content of the message was a poor choice.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Wow….the first 10 mins of David Wood’s video was so chilling…..
I didnt believe (and still have doubts) that sociopathy could be even cured to begin with…..but if what he’s said is indeed all true ….I dont think I could summon any rebuttal.
Every enlightening indeed. Thanks for sharing.
David Wood’s testimony has gone viral