New website linking to information on The Duggars [links are not endorsements]:
The Duggar Cult
I watched the last show, to see what was the latest with the Duggars, while I felt some of the emotions were real especially those of the children, the miscarriage of Jubliee Shalom definitely was turned into a massive PR stunt. As Michelle Duggar cried, while I didn't doubt some degree of pain, I found myself questioning her sincerity, which may be fair or unfair, but I wondered where those tears were, when Jason had a severe fall that almost cost him his life? Even the odd mention of taking days off to write was strange too, who took care of all the babies and children she had right there, while she shut herself away in her room?
I felt bad for Jill Duggar, who had too much responsibility laid at her feet in being the one to listen to the baby's heartbeat with no real clinical training. One odd moment was Mr. Duggar hinting to Mrs. Duggar that now they would be only 'shaking hands", perhaps they have finally analyzed the wisdom of mutually agreed upon abstinence. I had hoped he would think of his wife's health for once.
There are many links including some from this blog, explaining their Gothard, Quiverful and ATI beliefs. There is another Quiverful family the Bates who have now gotten their own TV show. Why are our TV waves being filled with these families belonging to these strange Dominionism-connected religious groups, well definitely there is a reason for that, isn't there?
Rick Santorum's ties to Opus Dei
In January 2002, prominent Catholics from around the world gathered in Rome to celebrate the Spanish priest who founded one of the church’s most conservative and devout groups, Opus Dei.
The event drew cardinals, bishops and other powerful Vatican officials. And among those invited to speak was a future presidential candidate: Rick Santorum, whose faith had become so essential to his politics that on federal documents he listed the trip, paid for by an Opus Dei foundation, as part of his official duties as a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.
In a speech at the gathering, Santorum embraced the ideas of Opus Dei founder Josemaria Escriva, who had urged ordinary Catholics to bring an almost priestly devotion to Catholic principles in every realm of life and work.
This is scary stuff, if you know anything about Opus Dei and it's status as a cult within a cult.Years ago on a message board, I talked about Opus Dei quite a lot, their connections in the halls of power and money are pretty extreme. One thinks about the rules they put their "numeraries" under including the use of self-damaging cilices [metal chains with sharp prods tied to their upper thighs] and you know this is an extreme cult. Two of our Supreme Court justices are said to be involved with them. Consider this, how many evangelicals are voting for this guy. Just keep in mind how Reconstructionism like other abominations have so many roots in Rome. I haven't posted about Opus Dei in a while but remember it's founder was given sainthood a few years ago. They gave a billion dollars to the Vatican, they have many deep political and other involvements. This is not a presidential candidate that cares about freedom. Of course none of them do anymore.
Here is a video explaining more. I take the Young Turks with a grain of salt, but they detail a lot of the facts here, notice how Santorum attends an Opus Dei church and praises the founder of Opus Dei. Santorum sends his two sons to an Opus Dei school.
Knights of Malta supports another Knights of Malta:
Phoenix Preacher tells us there is no apostasy....
"I not only reject the silly blather about a “great apostasy” being upon us, I think we may be in a theological golden age that is reversing the overreactions of early twentieth century fundamentalism while giving us new insight into Jesus, the kingdom, and the Gospel. While we are beating the tar out of each other and building bunkers in the backyard, God is pouring out His grace and truth all over the place."
What world do these folks live in? I wonder if the trapezoid and name were chosen knowingly or unknowingly, but who knows? Also advancing the thought that these false preacher have got it right because there is too much "in-fighting" in the Christian world, just seems like more double-talk to me. "A theological golden age"? You've got to be kidding me. Well I have seen such a thing written on many false discernment websites, even if you see through Dominionism, doesn't mean the fallen away mega-church types who are more overtly instead of covertly ecumenical got it right either! Also does recognizing the fallen away church mean you have built a giant "bunker" in the backyard?
There has been controversy regarding Mark Driscoll, I have read a few of the articles about this matter but as I know only a little about the man or Mars Hill beyond the fact I consider it Emergent-lite, I have not touched the topic. It regards another pastor who has basically become a control-freak. It seems Driscoll had people signing contracts or the covenants, I have even warned about on this blog. This even included discipline contracts. Check that link out. Who do these guys think they are? More priests wanting fully detailed confessions? News4themasses, shares a link that talks about someone who left Mars Hill and described what went on:
An Insider Exposes Mars Hill UltraAuthoritarian Ruler
see too "Mars Hill Robotics – Training Kids the Martian Way"
Why does that Cartoon "Christian" rock band "The Rizers" have the same lightening rod as a logo like Harry Potter?
Dalai Lama gets this year's Templeton Prize. He joins such notables as Mother Teresa. Actually I was surprised he had not gotten one yet, being so respected and elevated by the global elite.
Calvary Chapel pastor and church member arrested for reading the Bible in front of a DMV. I don't know much about this particular pastor, obviously my trust of all things Calvary Chapel is on the low side. Sometimes I worry some of these things amounting to stunts to bring forth the expected crack-downs, remember the article I did called "Chuck Fromm, Chuck Smith Jr. and Their Persecuted "Bible Study"?
Anyhow arresting people for reading the Bible is a terrible thing. We already have had plenty of days where they have started arresting street preachers. However why would someone choose to go read the Bible at a DMV? Was that the best choice? Was he witnessing or just reading it aloud? I wish more would street preach so forgive me of being suspicious, of the above, but something seems strange about this event and it's hitting the news.
I wonder if Jack Chick, he is right about global warming being a sham and God being the final one in control, knows about weather modification and HAARP?
I would like to put out a request to my readers, for some decent devotional and other GOOD Christian websites. The more independent, the better. If you know of any good ones, please forward or put in the comments here. No links will be considered absolute 100% endorsements.
Next week I plan to write articles on growing older as a Christian, and those who are dealing with different matters. I also will be exploring the Daughters of Rome more, and a more involved article on those who are outside of the church system.