Birthpangs of the Day – 8/2/2010

Eilat Under Attack

“The southern port city of Eilat, once thought to be practically extra-territorial in terms of security and demographic dangers, now finds itself under a two-pronged attack from foreign infiltrators and terrorist rockets,” which were fired this morning. Arutz Sheva also notes, “Infiltrators from Africa, mostly Eritrea and Sudan, have snuck into Israel, mostly into Eilat and Arad, in recent years, causing a minor crime wave in Eilat.”

Is Time Slowing Down?
Not really a birthpang per se, unless we count it as a sign in the heavens, but interesting nevertheless: “Senovilla proposes that we have been fooled into thinking the expansion of the universe is accelerating, when in reality, time itself is slowing down. At an everyday level, the change would not be perceptible. However, it would be obvious from cosmic scale measurements tracking the course of the universe over billions of years. The change would be infinitesimally slow from a human perspective, but in terms of the vast perspective of cosmology, the study of ancient light from suns that shone billions of years ago, it could easily be measured.”

The other possibility that the scientific establishment seems loath to consider is that the Setterfield Hypothesis that the speed of light, not time, is what is slowing down.

Journo-List Lies
For those wondering what all the fuss is about, the above story by Annuit Coeptis does a good job of summarizing the issue and why it’s important: “Journalists are supposed to be in competition with one another, not in collusion, formulating ‘talking points’ with each other. It is, obviously, a glaring conflict of interest when journalists pick a side and conspire to support one candidate or one side of an issue over the others.” The corruption of the Fourth Estate is a greater threat to our freedom and republic than the Patriot Act and Obamacare combined, especially as we see greater consolidation of the news companies and greater collusion between those that are left.

Where the Oil?
“Since BP used an experimental cap to stop oil from flowing nearly two weeks ago, not much crude has shown up on the water’s surface. So, where has the oil in the Gulf of Mexico gone?” Maybe its just hidden somewhere in the vastness of the Gulf of Mexico. Maybe the dispersants did their job in breaking the spill up into smaller particles. It’s also possible that, just as we found out after the Exxon Valdez spill, that God designed the oceans to clean themselves up after messes like this. I’m not trying to minimize the ecological disaster that is the Deepwater Horizon fiasco, but this was not, clearly, the second trumpet of the Revelation. It may have been a wake-up call to America, but that’s a subject for another blog entry.

Slander of the Fundamentalists
Ever notice how whenever a Muslim blows himself up in a shopping mall full of women and children, he’s an “extreemist,” but when a self-professed Christian does something wrong an/or violent, they’re a “fundamentalist”? GetReligion.org provides us with a classic example of the misuse of the fundamentalist label by the AP: “The Tver city court said in a statement … that 22-year-old Dmitry Orlov led a cell of the Russian National Unity, a once-powerful organization that since 1990 has actively advocated white supremacy and Orthodox Christian fundamentalism. … ”

It seems the whole world wants to create a moral equivalency between Islamic Jihad, Zionism, and Christian “fundamentalism.” This should particularly concern us when the U.S. Military is issuing studies in which the political and military ramifications of premillennialism in American culture are examined. My own deeply-held belief is that the next great war is going to be blamed on “fundamentalism” rather than Islamic militancy, and that this will be the excuse used to justify the persecution of those who take the Bible seriously. We would do well to protest the misuse of the “fundamentalist” label now, while there is still a chance to counteract the pernicious attempt at slander.

Shalom

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