Day Bidet #13

Seven days, seven links:

  1. “[T]he ascension of Christ is far more important than a brief footnote to the resurrection.”
  2. “[S]chools of education … sought to make education about ‘consciousness raising’ and instilling a ‘critical conscioussness’ into children as an educational priority.” Most schools are indoctrination camps. Homeschool your kids! (Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related.)
  3. “[T]he dominant influence agents—media, parents, government, schools, peers—do not seek to develop a biblical worldview among those they influence.”
  4. “[T]he conformists to ideological fashions of today also erroneously imagine themselves to be some beleaguered minority of independent thinkers and heroes fighting against … The Man keeping them down. … When in reality, they are the very mechanism of the system’s power. They are The Man.” (Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related.)
  5. “Some early Christian readers of Revelation separated the economic prosperity they enjoyed as a result of Rome’s widespread trade from participation in the imperial cult. But here in Revelation 17-18, everyone who thrived from Rome’s economic power will weep and mourn [when] the empire is finally judged.”
  6. “Only irresponsible barbarians can have as an objective the rejection of this invaluable treasure which is so critical to the betterment of our humanity.” (Related. Related. Related. Related. Related.)
  7. “[W]hen the Voice arrives, it doesn’t act as the Eye would, it doesn’t force or compel Frodo. Rather, the Voice sets Frodo free, creating space where Frodo can become aware of himself.”

More:

Lots of respect for this woman. Pray for her son, her family, and for our country. (Pray also for Nick Wall and Laura Anderson and their family; Seth Smith and his family; and Kyle Rittenhouse and his family, among many others.)

Philippians 4.8 “is less about doing right and more about reflecting on and pursuing what is good and beautiful.” (Related.)

“[S]ix to 11 million Uyghur people are currently unaccounted for.” (Related. Related.)

“Despite all the Sunday school stories you heard and what they implied or stated, the synoptics never say that Jesus had never met Peter and Andrew prior to the famous ‘Follow me’ scene.” (Related.)

“Sorry New York Times, I decline to be interviewed.” Right answer. (Related. Related. Related. Related. Related. Related.)

“[T]he Jewish Revolt was precipitated and prosecuted by the king and the princes of Edessa.” (Related.)

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