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Important Announcements: Not a Joke…


I need to do some housekeeping here at the Truthinator’s Blog.

Numero One: I only post, edit, and write for the truthinator.wordpress.com blog site. I am not associated in any way with any other “Truthinator” that may be found anywhere besides in the WordPress domain.

When I began the Truthinator’s Blog, there was only one other Truthinator on the ‘net and he/she was involved in political discussions and was not located on the WordPress domain. Now, there are several Truthinators on the ‘net and on YouTube.

Numero dos: I plan to begin doing interviews with notable people in the Christian faith. The first of which will be loaded soon. I had this idea a while back and thought about it for a long time before acting on it. I will keep their names secret because I want the information they provide to be the focal point and not their ‘celebrity’ so to speak.

Thanks for your kind attention and please continue to visit this site.   

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Amish Neighborhood Christmas Light Display (Humor)


Amish Christmas Light Display

 

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Fromage Fun (Silly Humor)


Two cheeses are talking at the watercooler. “Hi, Havarti?” says one and the other replies, “Gouda, how are you?”. Then they see the boss headed their way and they say, “We’d cheddar get back to work…here comes the big cheese.”

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Intelligent Design (ID): A Biblical Perspective (Opinion)


I have been thinking about and watching the ID movement for a while. I have some hopes and some concerns about this movement. Unfortunately, the concerns outweigh the hopes…Let’s discuss:

ID attributes the creation of the world, universe, and everything that exists to an intelligence. It is left up to the thinker to decide the identity of the intelligence.

First, the hopes. It would be nice for schools to teach creation since that is indeed the truth. It is ridiculous to know that children are taught evolution that requires as much if not more faith than creation. I know that it is a great deal to hope for but it is still a hope. It would be nice to read a scientific journal that sought to explain the activities that occurred during the creation week and the magnificence of the God who did it all. That is also a pretty large hope and I am not holding my breath. I also hope for the wonder of creation to turn hearts and minds of the lost to God for His divine redemption in Jesus Christ. This is in God’s hands and that is an excellent place for it to be.

So much for hopes, let’s talk about concerns associated with the ID movement. First, I do not believe incrementalism accomplishes anything in the Christian world. In the Bible, I suppose the argument could be made that the church was built incrementally since it was put together over time from small fragments scattered across the known world. However, I do not believe the major power of the church was incremental in nature. God is totally complete and all-sufficient all of the time. When God does something, He does it…period. Sure much time passed but the formation of the church and the continuation of people being converted to Christianity is not an incremental process. The Bible is very clear about God being in control of drawing in the converts. He adds to His church by His sovereign will.

So, how could a movement that does not name God and honor Him with creation be a good step toward the truth? The ID movement was originated because several people in the scientific and intellectual community knew the overwhelming denial of creation by science is wrong and a disservice to humanity. They feel, however, that the best course of action is to keep identity of the intelligence ‘set aside’ for now since that will polarize the debate.

Is ID totally bankrupt? No, but I cannot really hold out much hope for God to back a concept that denies Him. Yes, to refuse to name our God as the creator is a mistake.

Second, to give credit for creation to an unnamed entity opens the door to all sorts of problems with “Thou shall have no other gods before me”. Every religious group on the earth could claim their entity of choice to be the creator under ID. This is a very large hole in the movement. Remember when the kings ruled Israel? Many of them worshipped other gods. This infuriated God. The Jews suffered much as a result. Even the good kings failed to destroy all of the implements of idol worship. God does not share the stage nor does He play second fiddle in the band.

Third, some in the ID movement claim they will ‘insert the part about God later once ID is established and accepted”. I do not buy this as being a viable approach. I do not think the seeker-friendly way of approaching people with the gospel works either. They try to draw crowds with entertainment and man-centered talk. They claim that they will ‘insert the Jesus information later’ which is absurd. If people do not want Jesus, they do not want His church… I believe the same thing goes with ID. If people reject God, they will not accept Him incrementally through a process of converting evolution into a design by an entity to be named at a later date…

Is ID a bad idea? No. It is flawed in its execution however. God is one and He is God alone. Let’s give credit where credit is deserved…

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Relevance Ear (Humor & Satire)


Doctor:  “Yes, I’ve seen this condition before. I call it Relevance Ear. It happens when churches raise the volume level of the praise & worship music by as much as 50% to appear cool to the 20-somethings they are chasing after. The only effective treatment is to attend the traditional service while you still have one…”

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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A Blonde Christmas (Humor)


A blonde goes into the post office and asks the clerk for 50 Christmas stamps. The clerk asks in what denomination he would prefer the stamps. “My goodness”, the blonde replied, “has it come to that? Give me 25 Southern Baptist, 10 Freewill Baptist, 8 Reformed Presbyterian, and the rest Pentacostal…”

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Alpaca Lips Now! (Silly Humor)


Alpaca Lips Now!

This is a little silly humor aimed at you prophecy buffs! I saw something like this posted somewhere a while back and I cannot remember to whom credit is due.

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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