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Christian Faith and Politics

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Thorstein Veblen’s Theory of the Leisure Class—A Status Update

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Homosexual Practice In The Light Of The Scriptures

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Medical Critique of the Australian Medical Association’s Position Statement on Marriage Equality

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Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

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A Christian response to Jihadist attacks on Paris

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Fermi’s Paradox : Biogenesis, Abiogenesis and Design.

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The Fathers of Science Were Christians

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Religion : The enemy of God

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Death of the Holy Father

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Who is Christ ?

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Christians – The Most Persecuted People Group

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The Workaholic Nation

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Christian vs Islamic Revelation

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There is no contradiction between Science and Theism

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Christian

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Lamech – Genesis 4:17-25

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Prosecution in post-Christian West

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Rights of Non-Muslims in an Islamic State

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The Legacy of Jihad

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Share things from this site There are links to a number of sites concerned with the persecution of Christians here ...
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  1. “I was sleeping, but now I’m woke.”
  2. A cisgender person (sometimes cissexual, informally abbreviated cis) is one whose gender identity matches their sex assigned at birth – Dictionary. March 8, 2021
  4. Pulliam-Moore, Charles (8 January 2016). “How ‘woke’ went from black activist watchword to teen internet slang”Splinter News
  5. “Stay Woke: The new sense of ‘woke’ is gaining popularity”Words We’re WatchingMerriam-Webster.
  9. Critical race theory (CRT), the view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of colour. According to critical race theory (CRT), racial inequality emerges from the social, economic, and legal differences that white people create between “races” to maintain elite white interests in labour markets and politics, giving rise to poverty and criminality in many minority communities. –
  10. a term that describes a political approach wherein people of a particular religionracesocial backgroundclass or other identifying factor develop political agendas and organize based upon the interlocking systems of oppression that affect their lives and come from their various identities -
  11. eg females, LGBQ groups, lower socioeconomic , blacks, immigrants, refugees, religious minorities
  12. Martyn Iles, The Truth of It | The Great Awokening: Understanding woke culture | Ep. 65 –
  13. this is argued by Jesus in the Bible in Luke 6:31
  14. for example, podcast ‘Life After God’ –
  19. Nevertheless, the opponents of Jesus understood full well the revolutionary aspect of Jesus teaching would potentially topple any establishment and that is why they asked him the question
  20. explanation by reference to some purpose, end, goal, or function –
  21. Herman Bavinck, John Bolt, and John Vriend, Reformed Dogmatics: God and Creation, vol. 2 Baker Academic, 2004, 222
  23. The human condition is all of the characteristics and key events that compose the essentials of human existence, including birth, growth, emotion, aspiration, conflict, and mortality.- The human condition is all of the characteristics and key events that compose the essentials of human existence, including birth, growth, emotion, aspiration, conflict, and mortality.
  24. Essentially, the discussion of the human condition is any thematic concern about human nature, human society or how we live our lives. In other words, it’s about the fundamental issues of human existence. -
  31. for example, and
  32. For example the 4th Geneva Convention –
  33. .“…Those on the Left who say that America and Europe are more divided than ever are entirely correct,  they just don’t seem to appreciate that – to a great extent – it’s their fault. If the poison of political correctness hadn’t managed to infect the West’s political veins, Donald Trump would never have got near the White House, nor would the Brexit vote have succeeded. If Europe and the United States had managed to have some honest conversations about immigration, Islam, law enforcement and minority rights, perhaps the West would have maintained the very boring (and much missed) domestic calm of a decade ago – Timothy Ogden,
  34. ““For those of us in media, there is a real challenge to confront,” he said. “A wave of censorship that seeks to silence conversation, to stifle debate and ultimately stop individuals and societies from realising their potential.””.…..”Mr Murdoch’s own son James Murdoch has joined the outcry, telling the Financial Times that outlets “that propagate lies to their audience have unleashed insidious and uncontrollable forces that will be with us for years” ….. Rupert Murdoch said a “rigidly enforced conformity, aided and abetted by so-called social media, is a straitjacket on sensibility”.
  36. Timothy Ogden,
  37. ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956
  38. whether based on class, race, privilege, gender, sexual preference or any others
  40. political struggle caused by conflict between sets of social beliefs and cultural values. –
  45. In A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (1957), Leon Festinger proposed that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency to function mentally in the real world. A person who experiences internal inconsistency tends to become psychologically uncomfortable and is motivated to reduce the cognitive dissonance. They tend to make changes to justify the stressful behaviour, either by adding new parts to the cognition causing the psychological dissonance (rationalization) or by avoiding circumstances and contradictory information likely to increase the magnitude of the cognitive dissonance (confirmation bias) – Festinger, L. (1957). A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance. California: Stanford University Press.
  46. For example, 46BLM calls to defund the police. One of their fundamental tenants is to defund the police, a move that would surely hit ethnic minority communities the hardest as they tend to have higher than average crime rates. Surely you want MORE policing in areas of higher crime, not less!
  47. diversity and inclusion”. These hallowed goals are often cited alongside notices that those that do not agree need not apply. Diversity it seems, is only for those who think the same way and have the same political views as they do.
  48. woke groups on campus want to go from “non-racist” to actively “anti-racist” while in the same paragraph, banning people with white skin from attending their meeting on how to achieve anti-racism
  51. From Kevin Rudd, Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott to current PM Scott Morrison and aspirant Anthony Albanese, the nation’s leaders used Tuesday to talk up their personal grab bags of burning issues; national unity and pride, the environment, “woke” and “cancel” culture and Indigenous recognition and calls to ‘change the date’………Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia said of the ‘woke’ attempt to erase the past ‘With Parliament House just across the water, and a navy helicopter zooming laps high above while trailing an enormous Australian flag (the usual flagpole in the process of being replaced), the PM praised essential workers for keeping on the lights during the pandemic, speaking of “shared fortunes” and recognising citizens for prevailing “in our own Australian way. We do it on this day when the course of this land changed forever,” Mr Morrison said, a nod to calls to change the date of Australia’s national holiday. There is no escaping or cancelling this fact. For better and worse, it was the moment where the journey to our modern Australia began.” ……” Mr Abbott said his IPA role would look at cultural issues “upstream of politics” to renew the country. “That won’t come from deconstructing our history or our heroes. Or by imported fads of sports stars taking a knee,” he said. “After a lost year it is time for a reset – but not a politically correct woke reset that seems to be brewing.” –
  52. said to emphasize that it is not acceptable to do something bad to someone just because they did something bad to you first –
  53.  “Two wrongs make a right” is considered “one of the most common fallacies in Western philosophy” –  LaRocca, David (2018). “Two Wrongs Make a Right”. Bad Arguments. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. pp. 230–233. doi:10.1002/9781119165811.ch49ISBN 978-1-119-16581-1  
  54. The phrase “two wrongs infer one right” appears in a poem dated to 1734, published in The London Magazine – C. Ackers for J. Wilford, ed. (1734). “Poetical Essays in NOVEMBER, 1734”The London Magazine: Or, Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer, Volume 3. p. 600
  55. Keri Smith –
  56. (31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650 French philosopher)
  57. this theory asserted four theses: (1) Reason alone cannot be a motive to the will, but rather is the “slave of the passions” (2) Moral distinctions are not derived from reason. (3) Moral distinctions are derived from the moral sentiments: feelings of approval (esteem, praise) and disapproval (blame) felt by spectators who contemplate a character trait or action. (4) While some virtues and vices are natural, others, including justice, are artificial -
  59. for example, equal numbers of women on the boards of corportations, or in parliaments of democratic countries
  60. If the culture wars are defined by fast-moving controversies, animated by often emotional claims and devoid of logical consistency, it is perhaps worth asking whether philosophy, which involves the painstaking, rigorous application of logical thinking, can help –
  62. Martyn Iles,
  63.  a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue –
  64. Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in socialpoliticaleconomic, or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society toward a perceived greater good. –
  65. When a sexual or other kind of predator sets the stage for abusing another, such as a child or other person (as in the case of sex and theory human trafficking).

    Trust: May give toys and/or other gifts and favors to the intended victim to gain trust.

    Alienation: Settings the stage for the intended victim to become alienated from their primary caregivers/circles or family and community.

    Fear/dependency: Sets up a power dynamic in which the victim feels too afraid to report the abuse, perhaps by involving the victim in activities their friends and family might judge the victim negatively for, such as drug use (or even the abuse itself)-

  66. for example, black or white, male or female, wealthy or poor, polluter or non-polluter, ‘woke’ or ‘unwoke’
  70. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism –
  71. The relatively new religion of progressivism, which seeks to supplant and displace the previously dominant religion of Christianity, is in the process of establishing January 26, Australia Day, as the holiest day in its sacral calendar. 

    Progressivism borrows heavily from Christianity, which has been dominant in forming the West’s worldview over many centuries. But instead of seeking reconciliation with God, progressives seek above all social justice –- to set the captives free – a concept with strong Christian roots. And instead of devotion to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Church of Woke devotes itself to fighting against the sins of Racism, Patriarchy and Heteronormativity. 

    In the same way that the concept of original sin is central to Christian doctrine, where to be Christian one must first acknowledge one’s own sin, progressive doctrine requires Australians to recognise and acknowledge that Australia is a racist country -– this in spite of Australia being a fair-go country with incidences of dictionary-definition (as opposed to expansive-definition) racism being rare and isolated. 


    Naturally, by questioning such Woke dogma, I am, of course, committing a mortal sin risking eternal damnation, also known as being cancelled. 

    Australia Day, therefore, offers penitents the opportunity to acknowledge the country’s original sin of Racism and to ask for forgiveness. Similarly, International Women’s Day offers an opportunity for this same ritual, but this time in relation to the sin of Patriarchy; while the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras allows us to reject the grave sin of Heteronormativity by paying homage to an identity that has come to occupy a prominent place in the pantheon of Diversity. 

    Through these purging rituals, society undergoes a process of progressive sanctification, where, even as it recognises and struggles against its sins, society never quite frees itself of its sinful nature: the socialism is willing but the fascism is weak. Nevertheless, through a long march through the institutions, society can progressively mortify the fascism, until the final enemy, political incorrectness, is destroyed. 

    Therefore, siblings in Wokeness, let us come together in this annual ritual of self-flagellation that we mark on this national holy day, Australia Day. 


  72. argues Kirsten Weir on the American Psychological Association’s website
  73. In political jargon, a useful idiot is a derogatory term for a person perceived as propagandizing for a cause without fully comprehending the cause’s goals, and who is cynically used by the cause’s leaders.[1][2] The term was originally used during the Cold War to describe non-communists regarded as susceptible to communist propaganda and manipulation.
  74. person who is easy to persuade to do, say, or believe things that help a particular group or another person politically: –
  75. “Useful idiot” is a pejorative term for a person who propagandizes for a cause without fully understanding (due to naïveté, stupidity, or on purpose) the cause’s goals, who is cynically used by the cause’s founders. –
  77. Quoting Jeremy Sherman –
  78. This occurs when political movements exhibit cult like features. This has been especially identified by anti-Trump commentators in regards to over seventy million Americans who voted for him
  79. Religion usually describes the belief in a superhuman controlling power involving a God or gods; it entails a system of faith and worship as well as, like ideology, an underlying set of values, myths, ideas, attitudes, beliefs and doctrine that shape the behavioural approach to political, economic, social, cultural and/or ecological activities of an individual or organisation
  80. Relativism, roughly put, is the view that truth and falsity, right and wrong, standards of reasoning, and procedures of justification are products of differing conventions and frameworks of assessment and that their authority is confined to the context giving rise to them –
  81. The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
  82. war, climate change, food and water scarcity, environmental degradation, and climate change
  84. The Great Reset is a proposal by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to rebuild the economy sustainably following the COVID-19 pandemic. It was unveiled in May 2020 by the United Kingdom’s Prince Charles and WEF director Klaus Schwab.[1][2] It seeks to improve capitalism by making investments more geared toward mutual progress and focusing more on environmental initiatives. A petition in Canada to stop it gained 80,000 signatures in less than 72 hours. A conspiracy theory has spread in response, claiming it will be used to bring in a supposed New World Order.
  94. Identity politics is a term that describes a political approach wherein people of a particular ethnicityreligionracesocial backgroundclass or other identifying factor develop political agendas and organize based upon promoting the interests of their own group.-
  95. Big Tech, also known as the Tech Giants, Big Four, Four Horsemen, Big Five, or S&P 5, are the largest and most dominant companies in the information technology industry of the United States, namely AmazonAppleGoogleFacebookTwitter and Microsoft. –
  97. “Angela Merkel finds Twitter halt of Trump account ‘problematicTelegraph. January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  98. “Angela Merkel finds Twitter halt of Trump account ‘problematicTelegraph. January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  99. “Trump Blames ‘Big Media, Big Tech’ as he Rails Against Election ‘Fraud’ Without Evidence”Washington Times. November 5, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  101. (original article
  105. Inclusion is seen as a universal human right. The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance (removal of barriers). It affects all aspects of public life.-
  106. Hate speech is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “public speech that expresses hate or encourages violence towards a person or group based on something such as race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation”. Hate speech is “usually thought to include communications of animosity or disparagement of an individual or a group on account of a group characteristic such as race, colour, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or sexual orientation” –
  108. Nockleby, John T. (2000), “Hate Speech” in Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. Leonard W. Levy and Kenneth L. Karst, vol. 3. (2nd ed.), Detroit: Macmillan Reference US, pp. 1277–79. Cited in “Library 2.0 and the Problem of Hate Speech,” by Margaret Brown-Sica and Jeffrey Beall, Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, vol. 9 no. 2 (Summer 2008)
  109. “This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re politically woke, and all that stuff — you should get over that quickly. The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.” A tweet by Fmr. President Barack ObamaThe Hill@thehill·30 Oct 2019
  110. Timothy Ogden,
  111. Timothy Ogden,
  112. Timothy Ogden,
  113. an outraged group takes the law, or the moral ‘high-ground’, into their own hands to perform actions ordinarily expected of government or authority
  114. Totalitarianism is a form of government or political system that prohibits opposition parties, restricts individual opposition to the state and its claims, and exercises an extremely high degree of control over public and private life –
  115. it can be left or right wing, communist/socialist or fascist
  117. returning to a previous and less advanced or worse state or way of behaving: –
  118. believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme socialeconomic, or political change: –
  122. Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama were widely reported to be disciples of the late Saul Alinsky, an American political radical who is famous for his tome ‘Rules for Radicals’. On the 4th fly-leaf page of his book, after a dedication to Alinksy’s wife Irene and quotes from Rabbi Hillel and Thomas Paine, is text which says, “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that at least he won his own kingdom – Lucifer.” In the 1980’s a radical political group named M19 were responsible for armed robbery and bombings in the USA. Their most famous bombing was  in the Senate building in Washington in 1983. One of the leaders was Susan Rosenberg who was sentenced to 58 years for her crime. Bill Clinton pardoned her on the last day of his presidency. Long after her M19 exploits, Susan Rosenberg is vice president of an organisation named ‘Thousand Currents’ which sponsors climate justice, Food sovereignty, alternative economies and BLM ‘Black Lives Matter’ and Antifa. A refutation article by reuters only partly addresses some of these concerns.
  123. Another attempt to refute a connection –
  124. eg the slandering of popularist entertainer Milo Giannopoulos by ‘woke’ Western Australian Permier Mark McGowan -
  127. Timothy Ogden,
  129. Reported in a New York Times on-line article on October 21, 2020 titled ‘In Shift for Church, Pope Francis Voices Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions’ written by Jason Horowitz , and in the print edition on page A1 on October 22, 2020
  131. The New Forest Shakers, an 1870s and 1880s. English religious sect also known as the “Children of God. The Family International, a US religious sect also known as the “Children of God”
  132. The Telegraph article referring to the Children of God Sect
  133. a person who actively campaigns to have issues of climate change recognized and addressed,global%20movement%20of%20climate%20action.%20%5B
  135. Swami Vivekananda (2006). “Pathways to Joy: The Master Vivekananda on the Four Yoga Paths to God”, p.39, New World Library
  137.  Archives of Harijan 11 February 1933
  138. by Mary Doria Russell ISBN 978-0-679-45635-3
  139. Cormac McCarthy published 1973
  140. Children of God (film), a 2010 film directed and written by Kareem Mortimer
  141. Children of God (Swans album), 1987
  142. Children of God (Phil Wickham album), 2016
  143. “Children of God”, a song by Eyehategod, from the 1992 album In the Name of Suffering
  144. “Children of God,” a song by Third Day, from the 2010 album Move
  145. “Children of God,” a song by Andrew Jackson Jihad, from the 2014 album Christmas Island
  147. see Michael Heiser
  148. There are many means for doing so including actual drugs. Others include affirming and spending ourselves serving misanthropic ideologies, entertainment, extreme hedonism etc
  150. an entitlement to something, whether to concepts like justice and due process, or to ownership of property or someinterest in property, real or personal
  151.  Abdel-Rahim Omran, ed. (2012). Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam. Routledge. ISBN 1134936427.
  152. Abdulaziz Sachedina (2009). Islamic Biomedical Ethics: Principles and Application. Oxford University Press. p. 139. ISBN 0199702845
  153. We are human, they are not: Driving forces behind outgroup dehumanisation and the humanisation of the ingroup. Vaes, J., Leyens, J.-P., Paola Paladino, M., & Pires Miranda, M. (2012). We are human, they are not: Driving forces behind outgroup dehumanisation and the humanisation of the ingroup. European Review of Social Psychology, 23(1), 64-106.
  154. Adopted by the 24th World Medical Assembly, Oslo, Norway, August 1970, and amended by the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983, and the 57th WMA General Assembly, Pilanesberg, South Africa, October 2006
  155. backyard abortions
  156. Darney, Leon Speroff, Philip D. (2010). A clinical guide for contraception(5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 406. ISBN 1-60831-610-6
  159. Germaine Greer
  160. The process of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities. To deprive of human qualities or attributes; to divest of individuality
  161. hatred of women
  165. Black Genocide: The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb –
  167. God saved us when we could not save ourselves by sending his Son to die in our place and receive the punishment we deserve, not because we deserve it but because of his love for us. Jesus is a gift to the helpless.
  168. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 2:16 For those who are being lost, it is a deadly stench that kills; but for those who are being saved, it is a fragrance that brings life”
  169. Evil exists because there is a balance between Good and Evil Spiritual powers in the universe
  170. By definition, God knows all things
  171. the majority of the world’s population and many who claim to be Christian leaders and other ‘nominal’ Christians172 are said to be under the authority of Satan and his power.
    • Acts 26:18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me
    • Matthew 12:25-26 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?

    • While acknowledging Satan’s defeat on the cross, it will not be fully realized until Christ returns. During this interval period, Satan is ruling this evil world system as the ‘god of this age173between the first and second comings of Jesus
    • essentially describing humanity, living and breathing the air of this material universe
    • Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life? 
    • Misanthropy is the general hatred, dislike, distrust or contempt of the human species or human nature. A misanthrope or misanthropist is someone who holds such views or feelings. The word’s origin is from the Greek words μῖσος (misos, “hatred”) and ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, “man, human”)? –
    • Sexuality & Gender :  Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences Lawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D. and Paul R. McHugh, M.D. Number 50, Fall 2016.  John Hopkins University
    • Transgender Ideology is producing Large Scale Child Abuse, Michelle Cretella, M.D., is president of the American College of Pediatricians
    • Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”
    • ‘progressive’ means changes which are good for society
    • regressive changes are harmful for society
    • business and labour organisations would reach an accommodation and work broadly together to exploit the population
    • consensus is agreement of the mind to what is proposed or state by another; accord; hence, a yielding of the mind or will to that which is proposed;….We give consent, when we yield that which we have a right to withhold The American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster (1828)
    • You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13
    • You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
    • Those who refuse to accept the existence of anything beyond the material universe.
    • In political philosophy, the phrase consent of the governed refers to the idea that a government‘s legitimacy and moral right to use state power is only justified and legal when consented to by the people or society over which that political power is exercised.
    • Article 21 of the United Nation’s 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government”
    • 17th century Enlightenment Philosopher and physician John Locke believed that people were born with natural rights.  People were a product of their environment and what they experience.  From this he further explained government existed to protect the people’s natural rights, life, liberty and property.  If government failed to do so then the people would exercise their right to rebel.  The people then would give their consent to another government to rule never relinquishing their right to rebel. 
    • behaviour consistent with Satan’s misanthropic agenda
    • Rule of law implies that every person is subject to the law.
    • A common statement in western nations is “you get the law you pay for” or “how much justice you get depends on how much money you are willing to pay”
    • For those emphasising economic globalisation, the main part of the package is increasing integration of the global economy through product and factor markets by way of trade, direct investment and financial flows, greatly aided by deregulation of markets and the liberalisation of trade and capital movements.
    • While economic aspects remain central, globalisation embraces more, if less precise, transformations through the associated spread of information, perceptions and ideas. These latter influences, in particular, have themselves provided the organisational flexibility that leads to various characteristics of economic globalisation. ……….. Clearly, as already noted, there is much more to globalisation than economic changes. The international connections include as well as economics and technologies, social, political and cultural links that, as with the economic and technology links, increasingly tend to override territorial, legal and political barriers and change the nature of political and social governance.
    • a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful
    • Those who can effect change within each society
    • sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
    • the good news of salvation by grace through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus
    • . Any of various primates of the family Hominidae, whose only livingmembers are modern humans. Hominids are characterized by an uprigh tgait, increased brain size and intelligence compared with other primates, aflattened face, and reduction in the size of the teeth and jaw. Besides themodern species Homo sapiens, hominids also include extinct species of Homo (such as H. erectus) and the extinct genus Australopithecus. In someclassifications, the family Hominidae also includes the anthropoid apes. “homonid”. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company. 11 May. 2017
    • the fossil record is inadequately explained by atheistic naturalistic theories. In particular, it is inadequately explained by ‘evolutionary theory’ for a number of reasons. These include the argument that there is no direction or design in evolution, that it is a natural process which results in random selection simply based only upon prevailing environmental features and fitness to survive and compete, that long periods of stability in the fossil record with relatively sudden change is due to relatively sudden environmental influences which are not clearly matched by other evidence, and that the lack of transitional forms is just a matter of sample size. More significantly problematic are the arguments that that biological barriers (such as the formation of DNA, cellular machinary in a complete cell, multicellular organisms, species transition etc) are overcome in some way by the evolutionary process of natural selection and random mutation.
    • God is sometimes described using building analogies in Scripture, laying foundations then the next step. Indeed, he uses such a description in correcting Job 38:4-7
    • The garden’s location is described in Genesis 2:813
    • Septuagint Genesis 4 7 Hast thou not sinned if thou hast brought it rightly, but not rightly divided it? be still, to thee shall be his submission, and thou shalt rule over him.
    • the Greek form of similar, τουτοιs, is feminine form and therefore applies to the feminine nouns here which are the cities, not the angels who have masculine grammatical forms
    • See a succint summary of this by Don Stewart
    • biological, spiritual and or other
    • remember there is an emphasis on the ‘kind‘ of plant and animal breeding after its ‘kind‘ in Genesis 1:12,21,24, 6:20
    • Naamah means pleasant in Hebrew :
    • the account of Lamech is more fully dealt with in
    • an explanatory parenthesis – ‘Nephilim‘ not referring to the ‘sons of God‘, nor the ‘mighty men‘, and the “mighty men” simply refers back to the ‘sons of God‘, not the ‘Nephilim
    • This conquest of Canaan is led by Joshua and appears to be governed by the strategy of genocidal extermination of the remnants of the Nephilim/Rephaim/Anakim (sons of Anak), Joshua 11:21-23. It is concluded by David in conquest of the Philistine cities and prefigured when he kills the giant Goliath, 1 Samuel 17:4 ff 
    • Numbers13:27
    • According to Michael Balter in Science, Jan. 28, 2015, Humans and Neandertals likely interbred in Middle East –
    • Og, the king of Bashan, was a giant connected to the Babylonian God Marduk (Nimrod) in Genesis 10:6-12. The dimensions of Og’s bed (not his own dimensions of course) matched those of the fertility chamber in the Babylonian Ziggurats
    • real spiritual powers in rebellion against God and involved in the rebellion and corruption of humans
    • perhaps even potentially interbreeding with them though this is not indicated in the Bible
    • Mellars, P. A., K. Boyle, O. Bar-Yosef and C. Stringer, eds. (2007). Rethinking the Human Revolution: new behavioural and biological perspectives on the origin and dispersal of modern humans. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. ISBN 978-1-902937-46-5
    • In the 1970’s it was thought to have happened 40,000 years ago in Europe but the exact timing and location remains a matter of investigation : see “When Did the Human Mind Evolve to What It is Today?”, 
    • popularised in a book called Sapiens by Dr Youval Noah Harari and noted by Awais Aftab August 27, 2013 quoting notes from A Brief History of Humankind by Dr. Yuval No h Harari
    • Klein, Richard G. (2000). “Archaeology and the evolution of human behavior”. Evolutionary Anthropology9: 17–36. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1520-6505(2000)9:1<17::AID-EVAN3>3.0.CO;2-A
    • Klein, R. G.; Edgar, B. (2002). The dawn of human culture. New York: John Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-25252-8
    • for example, the European catastrophe that followed as WWII following the appeasement of Nazi Germany by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
    • The first was when the kingdom was divided into the Northern Kingdom and Judah. The second was the Assyrian destruction of the Northern Kindom of Israel. The third was the Babylonian destruction of Judah and the exile of the Jews. The fourth occurred after God had graciously given them another chance and moved the Persian King Cyrus to allow the Jews to return from exile and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. However, this ended when they crucified Jesus when the power that raised Jesus from the dead began to move amongst Jews and non-Jews alike to create the ‘new’ Israel. The Roman destruction of Jerusalem and scattering of the Jews in 68 A.D. from was an epilogue to the process of disinheritance
    • Despite the flow of Biblical theology, many Christians do not believe they have been completely disinherited as a nation, and this is a particular pro-Israel influence on US foreign policy
    • Jewish converts to Chrisitanity and Christians from other nations, ethnicities and races
    • This demonstrates once and for all the methodology God has chosen to end the otherwise endless struggle  between the ‘seed‘ of the Eve and the ‘seed‘ of Satan – God himself will set things right.
    • Between the resurrection of Jesus and the return of Jesus
    • Winston Churchill’s actual line was “Democracy is the worst form of Government.  Except for all the other forms”. He also said an “appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping to be eaten last.”
    • for example, Paul Davies’ discussion of “shadow life” “If life arises readily in earthlike conditions, as many astrobiologists contend, then it may well have started many times on earth itself, raising the question of whether one or more shadow terrestrial biospheres of alternative life forms have existed in the past or still exist today.” – lecture titled “Shadow Life: Life As We Don’t Yet Know It” on Feb. 15 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His presentation is part of the symposium “Weird Life.”
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    • Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe: extraterrestrial life and life on Earth.
    • The main techniques used to detect exoplanets include Direct imaging, Radial velocity,Transits, Microlensing, Transit timing variations:
    • Abiogenesis is the process by which life arises naturally from non-living matter. Scientists speculate that life may have arisen as a result of random chemical processes happening to produce self-replicating
    • The Goldilocks Zone, Habitable Zone, or Life Zone is the relatively narrow range of distance from a star within which an orbiting planet (or in some cases a planet’s moons) may be able to sustain life, at least the carbon-based forms we know and love, because the temperature is right for water to remain
    • André Brack (1998). “Introduction” . In André Brack. The Molecular Origins of Life. Cambridge University Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-521-56475-5. Retrieved 2009-01-07. Aristotle gathered the different claims into a real theory.
    • George V. Coyne, S.J. is a Jesuit priest, astronomer, and former director of the Vatican Observatory and head of the observatory’s research group which is based at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
    • Isomerism, the existence of molecules that have the same numbers of the same kinds of atoms (and hence the same formula) but differ in chemical and physical properties. The roots of the word isomer are Greek—isos plus meros, or “equal parts.” Stated colloquially, isomers are chemical compounds that have the same parts but are nonetheless not the same –
    • An object or a system is chiral if it is distinguishable from its mirror image; that is, it cannot be superposed onto it –
    • Richard Dawkins seems to argue the notion that natural selection applies to non-life as an explanation The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evloution Reveals a Universe without Design (New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996),5
    • Hart, Michael H. (1975). “Explanation for the Absence of Extraterrestrials on Earth”. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 16: 128–135
    • Schilling, G. (June 13, 2012). “ScienceShot: Alien Earths Have Been Around for a While”. Science
    • Buchhave, L. A.; et al. (June 21, 2012). “An abundance of small exoplanets around stars with a wide range of metallicities”. Nature 486: 375.Bibcode:2012Natur.486..375B
    • Exploration consists of sending a mission towards other stars once the necessary technological level are reached.
    • Extrapolating from observations of terrestrial civilizations since the beginning of time.
    • The lifespan of a star in a stable form is limited. Under these conditions, sooner or later, space flights and interstellar flights will prove to be essential to survival.
    • The current pessimistic fi parameter is much lower than the original Drake estimate due to the rare low radiation present on Earth. Taking into account the original estimate, the result rise to 0.08 civilizations in our galaxy.While these calculations result in N<<1, some observers believe this is still compatible with observations due to the anthropic principle:no matter how low the probability that any given galaxy will have intelligent life, the galaxy that we are in must have at least one intelligent species by definition.There could be hundreds of galaxies in our galactic cluster with no intelligent life whatsoever, but of course we would not be present in those galaxies to observe this fact.Enrico Fermi assumed the existence of only one extraterrestrial civilization capable of intersidereal travel (at a speed lower than the speed of light). He assumed that this civilization would be interested in the conquest of the Galaxy and that it progressed by jumps, colonizing a planet during a few hundred or thousands years, then sending tens of vessels towards new conquests.The problem is that after only a few million years, the whole of the Galaxy is under the influence of this extraterrestrial civilization (the low rate of travel being largely compensated by the exponential increase of the vessels number).Simulations of an expansion show that it is possible for one civilization to colonize the whole galaxy in about 10 million years, a short time compared to the age of the Galaxy (ten billion years).The question then arising, and famously formulated by physicist Enrico Fermi in 1950: since only one extraterrestrial civilization could spread in a relatively short time, how is it possible that that we never saw the extraterrestrial ones and that our radio telescopes never collected signals of suspect origin?
    • is the contradictory and counter-intuitive observation that we have yet to see any evidence for the existence of aliens.
    • . In 1966, Sagan and Shklovskii speculated that technological civilizations will either tend to destroy themselves within a century of developing interstellar communicative capability or master their self-destructive tendencies and survive for billion-year timescales. Sagan, Carl. “Cosmic Search Vol. 1 No. 2”. Cosmic Search Magazine
    • Self-annihilation may also be viewed in terms of thermodynamics: insofar as life is an ordered system that can sustain itself against the tendency to disorder, the “external transmission” or interstellar communicative phase may be the point at which the system becomes unstable and self-destructs : Hawking, Stephen. “Life in the Universe”. Public Lectures. University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on April 21, 2006.
    • Stephen Hawkings warns humanity about it’s own destined disaster in
    • .  Brin, Glen David (1983). “The ‘Great Silence’: The Controversy Concerning Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life”.Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 24: 283–309. Bibcode:1983QJRAS..24..283B 
    • . Archer, Michael (1989). “Slime Monsters Will Be Human Too”.Aust. Nat. Hist 22: 546–547
    • . eg the extinction of the dinosaurs. Causes include impact from a large meteorite, massive volcanic eruptions, or astronomical events such as gamma-ray bursts
    • Nick Bostrom, Milan M. Ćirković. Global catastrophic risks.Section 12.5 – The Fermi Paradox and Mass Extinctions
    • Conceived in 1998 by Robin Hanson,
    • “We suggest that the outer regions of the Galactic disk are the most likely locations for advanced SETI targets,” Milan M. Ćirković and Robert Bradbury George Dvorsky SUPERLIST3/20/13
    • Guth, Alan (2007). “Eternal Inflation and its Implications”(PDF). Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 40(25): 6811–6826. arXiv:hep-th/0702178.Bibcode:2007JPhA…40.6811G. doi:10.1088/1751-8113/40/25/S25
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    •  “Cosmic Search Vol. 1 No. 3”. September 21, 2004
    • Learned, J; Pakvasa, S; Zee, A (2009). “Galactic neutrino communication”. Physics Letters B 671 (1): 15–19.arXiv:0805.2429. Bibcode:2009PhLB..671…15L.doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2008.11.057
    • by creating massive artificial virtual environments, transfer themselves into these environments through mind uploading, and exist totally within virtual worlds, ignoring the external physical universe Bostrom, Nick (22 April 2008). “Where Are They?”. MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
    • Carrigan, Richard A. (2006). “Do potential SETI signals need to be decontaminated?”. Acta Astronautica 58 (2): 112–117.Bibcode:2006AcAau..58..112C.doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2005.05.00
    • Marsden, P. (1998). “Memetics and social contagion: Two sides of the same coin”. Journal of Memetics-Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission 2 (2): 171–185.
    • Beatriz Gato-Rivera (1970). “A Solution to the Fermi Paradox: The Solar System, Part of a Galactic Hypercivilization?”.arXiv:physics/0512062.
    •  Brin, Glen David (1983). “The ‘Great Silence’: The Controversy Concerning Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life”.Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 24: 283–309. Bibcode:1983QJRAS..24..283B
    • Webb, Stephen (2015-05-18). If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens … WHERE IS EVERYBODY?: Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life.ISBN 978-0-387-95501-8.
    • the so-called SETI Paradox ;Alexander Zaitsev (2006). “The SETI paradox”.arXiv:physics/0611283
    • . Cook, Stephen P. “SETI: Assessing Imaginative Proposals”.Life on Earth and other Planetary Bodies. p. 54. ISBN 978-94-007-4966-5.
    • sometimes referred to as the “algae vs. alumnae” problem :Tarter, Jill (2006). “What is SETI?a”. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 950 (1): 269–75.Bibcode:2001NYASA.950..269T. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb02144.x. PMID 11797755
    • F.G Crick and L. E. Orgel, “Directed Panspermia,” Icarus 19 (1973), 341-348
    • Knowing (2009), Mission to Mars (2000) and Prometheus (2012). In Expelled : No Intelligence Allowed, Promise Media (2008) Ben Stein the narrator explains that (faced with the scientific evidence) Richard Dawkins was not against Intelligent Design, just certain types of designers such as God
    •  Ball, J (1973). “The zoo hypothesis”. Icarus 19 (3): 347–349.Bibcode:1973Icar…19..347B. doi:10.1016/0019-1035(73)90111-5
    • 34. Crawford, I.A., “Where are They? Maybe we are alone in the galaxy after all”, Scientific American, July 2000, 38–43, (2000)
    • Baxter, Stephen (2001). “The Planetarium Hypothesis: A Resolution of the Fermi Paradox”. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 54 (5/6): 210–216.Bibcode:2001JBIS…54..210B
    • Tough, Allen (1986). “What Role Will Extraterrestrials Play in Humanity’s Future?” (PDF). Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 39 (11): 492–498.Bibcode:1986JBIS…39..491T
    • Shermer, Michael (2011). “UFOs, UAPs and CRAPs”.Scientific American (Nature Publishing Group) 304 (4): 90–90.doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0411-90
    • cosmologist James Annis refers to as the phase transition model of the universe
    • Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe is a 2000 popular science book about xenobiology by Peter Ward, a geologist and paleontologist, and Donald E. Brownlee, an astronomer and astrobiologist, both faculty members at the University of Washington. Ward, Peter D.; Brownlee, Donald (January 14, 2000). Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe (1st ed.). Springer. p. 368. ISBN 978-0-387-98701-9.
    •, Richards, The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery, Regnery Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0-89526-065-4
    • nothing very unusual about the evolution of the Solar System, Earth’s history, the evolution of biological complexity, human evolution, or any one nation.Given the existence of life on Earth, that life typically exists on Earth-like planets throughout the universe][42. Goodwin, Gribbin, and Hendry’s 1997 Hubble Parameter measurement relying on the mediocrity principle The authors call this the ‘Principle of Terrestrial Mediocrity’ even though the assumption they make is that the Milky Way Galaxy is typical (rather than Earth). This term was coined by Alexander Vilenkin (1995)
    • Lineweaver, Charles H (2008). Paleontological tests: human-like intelligence is not a convergent feature of evolution. From fossils to astrobiology. Springer. pp. 353–368
    •  “The Intelligent-Life Lottery”. New York Times. Aug 18, 2014
    • Chemists and biologists are still not entirely sure how the first self-replicating molecules came into existence. Unlike its big brother, DNA, RNA is a single-stranded molecule that has a much shorter chain of nucleotides. Moreover, it usually needs DNA to reproduce itself — which would have been a problem given the absence of DNA in those early days. That said, scientists know that RNA is capable of reproducing through autocatalysis. It does this by storing information similar to DNA, which allows it to become its own catalyst (a ribosome). This so-called RNA World Model suggests that RNA can function as both a gene and an enzyme — a pre-DNA configuration that eventually became the basis for all life.
    • Given that we’ve never detected life elsewhere, it’s difficult to know how difficult this initial step was. But that said, this form of life emerged super-early in the Earth’s history — about a billion years after its formation, and immediately after the cooling of rocks and the emergence of oceans.
    • The leap from single-celled life to complex single-celled life — was exceedingly difficult, if not highly improbable. The process of copying a genetic molecule is extremely complex, involving the perfect configuration of proteins and other cellular components. Here’s how it likely happened: Once a self-replicating molecule emerged, the presence of RNA allowed for the formation of protobionts, a theoretic precursor to prokaryotic cells. These tightly bound bundles of organic molecules contained RNA within their membranes — which could have evolved into proper prokaryotic cells. And here’s where it gets interesting. After the formation of prokaryotes —about 3.5 billion years ago — nothing changed in the biological landscape for the next 1.8 billion years. Life in this primitive form was completely stuck. But what we do know is that the next few steps —  Imagine that — no evolution for almost two billion years. It was only after the endosymbiosis of multiple prokaryotes that complex single-cell life finally emerged — a change that was by no means guaranteed, and possibly unlikely.And it’s this highly improbable step, say some scientists, that’s the Great Filter. 298George Dvorsky  DAILY EXPLAINER12/21/12 2:00pm 
    • Creationism is the religious belief that the Universe and life originated “from specific acts of divine creation.” For young Earth creationists, this includes a biblical literalist interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative and the rejection of the scientific theory of evolution
    • eg NASA physicist Dr. Robert Sheldon in Dr Michael Heiser, “Panspermia,” in How to Overcome the Most Frightening Issues You Will Face this Century (Crane: Defender 2009)
    • Hugo de Garis “From Cosmism to Deism,” Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence, January 18, 2011,
    • not presuming to identify the source of intelligence (whether it be God or UFOs or something else), the vast majority would be theists recognising the design which pervades the biological world as evidence for the existence of God
    • a few atheists cannot deny the strong evidence for design but are not willing to acknowledge a Creator God. They tend to interpret the data as evidence that earth was seeded by some sort of master race of extraterrestrial creatures (aliens). Without addressing the origin of the aliens  they return to the original problem with no credible answer.
    • Much modern Research is hampered by the cognitive inconsistency of recognising that life cannot arise by chance, but that this is not purposeful and intelligently designed – Roger White, “Does Origins of Life research Rest on a Mistake?” Nous 41, No. 3 (2007), 453-577
    • “The Intelligent Design Theory is not biblical creationism. There is an important distinction between the two positions. Biblical creationists begin with a conclusion that the biblical account of creation is reliable and correct, that life on Earth was designed by an intelligent agent—God. They then look for evidence from the natural realm to support this conclusion. Intelligent Design theorists begin with the natural realm and reach the conclusion that life on Earth was designed by an intelligent agent (whoever that might be).”
    • “life is comprised of intertwined parts that rely on each other in order to be useful. Random mutation may account for the development of a new part, but it cannot account for the concurrent development of multiple parts necessary for a functioning system”.
    • “since specified complex patterns can be found in organisms, some form of guidance must have accounted for their origin. The specified complexity argument states that it is impossible for complex patterns to be developed through random processes.”
    • The principle was formulated as a response to a series of observations that the laws of nature and parameters of the universe take on values that are consistent with conditions for life as we know it rather than a set of values that would not be consistent with life onEarth. The anthropic principle states that this is a necessity, because if life were impossible, no living entity would be there to observe it, and thus would not be known. That is, it must be possible to observe some universe, and hence, the laws and constants of any such universe must accommodate that possibility
    • The Anthropic Principle is the Law of Human Existence. It is well known that our existence in this universe depends on numerous cosmological constants and parameters whose numerical values must fall within a very narrow range of values. If even a single variable were off, even slightly, we would not exist
    • Mark Isaak (ed.) (2005). “CI301: The Anthropic Principle”.Index to Creationist Claims. TalkOrigins Archive.  2007-10-31.
    • The strong anthropic principle (SAP) as explained by John D. Barrow and Frank Tipler states that this is all the case because the universe is compelled to eventually have conscious and sapient life emerge within it.
    • Anthony Flew and Roy Abraham Varghese, There Is a God; How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind (New York, NY: HarperOne,2008), 114
    • Anthony Flew and Roy Abraham Varghese argue that “the multiverse theory is vacuous because….it explains everything and nothing“, p. 118 There Is a God; How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind (New York, NY: HarperOne,2008)
    • Some critics of the SAP argue in favor of a weak anthropic principle (WAP) similar to the one defined by Brandon Carter, which states that the universe’s ostensible fine tuning is the result of selection bias: i.e., only in a universe capable of eventually supporting life will there be living beings capable of observing and reflecting upon fine tuning. Most often such arguments draw upon some notion of the multiverse for there to be a statistical population of universes to select from and from which selection bias (our observance of only this universe, compatible with life) could occur.
    • George F. R. Ellis, “Does the Multiverse Really Exist?”Scientific American
    • Hawking, S. W.; Hertog, Thomas (February 2006). “Populating the Landscape: A Top Down Approach” (PDF). Phys. Rev.D73 (12): 123527. arXiv:hep-th/0602091v2
    • Stenger, Victor J. (1999-07-03). “The Anthropic Coincidences”.
    • In English the word homosexual was first used in 1892 in the English translation of Krafft-Ebing’s “Psychopathia sexualis” which was a reference work, in German, on sexual perversions. It first appeared in 1886 and was enormously popular, being reprinted about once a year!”(
    • “homosexual (adj.) 1892, in C.G. Chaddock’s translation of Krafft-Ebing’s “Psychopathia Sexualis,” from Ger. homosexual, homosexuale (by 1880, in Gustav Jäger), from homo-, comb. form of Gk. homos “same” (see homo- (1)) + Latin-based sexual.
    • [H. Havelock Ellis, “Studies in Psychology,” 1897] Sexual inversion (1883) was an earlier clinical term for it in English. The noun is recorded by 1895. In technical use, either male or female; but in non-technical use almost always male. Slang shortened form homo first attested 1929.” (
    • Sexuality & Gender :  Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social SciencesLawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D. and Paul R. McHugh, M.D. Number 50, Fall 2016.
    • Matt Slick calls this a ‘category mistake’
    • Aristophanes’ speech in Plato’s Symposium … Aristophanes states that the original humans were bipartite and were split apart by Zeus. Since then, each half has searched for its “other half,” but there were three types of humans before: androgenous, all-male, and all-female. This, Aristophanes explains, is why some men — seeking for their partner — prefer men to women and there are women who “do not care for men” but “have female attachments.” Aristophanes then declares that those of the all-male (what we would now call “gay”) group are the “best … because they have the most manly nature.” 
    • Rob Gagnon
    • Gay men lifespan shorter than non gay men: “The life expectancy for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for men in general. Robert S. Hogg et al., “Modeling the Impact of HIV Disease on Mortality in Gay and Bisexual Men,” International Journal of Epidemiology 26 (1997): 657.” (Exodus Global Alliance,
    • In 2007, MSM [Men Sex with Men] were 44 to 86 times as likely to be diagnosed with HIV compared with other men, and 40 to 77 times as likely as women.” (Center for Disease Control,
    • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association,\ColdFusion9\verity\Data\dummy.txt
    • there is no difference in homosexual health risk depending on the level of tolerance in a particular environment. Homosexuals in the United States and Denmark – the latter of which is acknowledged to be highly tolerant of homosexuality – both die on average in their early 50’s, or in their 40’s if AIDS is the cause of death. The average age for all residents in either country ranges from the mid-to-upper-70s.”
    • In their study of the sexual profiles of 2,583 older homosexuals published in Journal of Sex Research, Paul Van de Ven et al. found that “the modal range for number of sexual partners ever [of homosexuals] was 101–500.” In addition, 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent had between 501 and 1000 partners. A further 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent reported having had more than 1000 lifetime sexual partners. Paul Van de Ven et al.,  A Comparative Demographic and Sexual Profile of Older Homosexually Active Men,” Journal of Sex Research 34 (1997): 354.” (See more statistics on Promiscuity at
    • 2% of U.S. population is gay yet it accounts for 61% of HIV infection:  “Men who have sex with men remain the group most heavily affected by new HIV infections. While CDC estimates that MSM represent only 2 percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for the majority (61 percent; 29,300) of all new HIV infections in 2009. Young MSM (ages 13 to 29) were most severely affected, representing more than one quarter of all new HIV infections nationally (27 percent; 12,900 in 2009).”  (Center for Disease Control,
    • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV and are the only risk group in which new HIV infections have been increasing steadily since the early 1990s . . . ” (Center for Disease Control,
    • Domestic Violence higher among homosexuals: “‘the incidence of domestic violence among gay men is nearly double that in the heterosexual population.‘(Gwat Yong Lie and Sabrina Gentlewarrier, “Intimate Violence in Lesbian Relationships: Discussion of Survey Findings and Practice Implications,” Journal of Social Service Research 15 (1991): 41–59.” (
    • Sex of women with women at greater health risk than women with men: “For women, a history of sex with women may be a marker for increased risk of adverse sexual, reproductive, and general health outcomes compared with women who reported sex exclusively with men.” (American Journal of Public Health,
    • P. Cameron and K. Cameron, “Homosexual Parents,” Adolescence 31 (1996): 772
    • Laumann, The Social Organization of Sexuality, 216; McWhirter and Mattison, The Male Couple: How Relationships Develop (1984): 252-253; Wiederman
    • Michael S. Heiser, The Unseen Realm; 2015 Lexham Press
    • The Bible has many examples where humans have sexual intercourse then attribute the pregnancy to God – Genesis 18:9-14, Genesis 21:1-2, Genesis 25:21, Genesis 29:32-35, Genesis 30:16-24, 1 Samuel 1:19-20, Psalm 17:14, Psalm 127:3, Isaiah 44,2,24. It is not that God is having sex, but that the sex is inspired by God to achieve a specific procreation in the lives of those people.
    • Genetic map reveals impact of interbreeding with ancient Denisovans and Neanderthals. “Modern humans interbred with Denisovans 100 generations after they bred with Neanderthals” Report in ABC SCIENCE BY BIANCA NOGRADY on a recent article in  Current Biology
    • Charlesworth claims that the serpent does not tempt Eve (it merely asks her a question!), it tells the truth (unlike God), is described as wise (not crafty), and is not a symbol of evil. J.H. Charlesworth, The Good and Evil Serpent (Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), 294-96. Though this is not sustainable from the text, especially once God’s response is considered Genesis 3:14-15
    • Recently James Charlesworth has written a massive book entitled The Good and Evil Serpent in which he argues that in the ancient Near East and classical world the serpent was mostly viewed positively, not negatively, and he claims this is also true of the Bible, including the serpent of Genesis 3. However, while his ancient Near Eastern and classical material are fascinating, I would point out that most references in the Bible indicate that the serpent was viewed negatively, and this is certainly the case in Genesis 3. quoting : S.G.F. Brandon, Creation Legends of the Ancient Near East (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1963), 130, 135, 139; J.H. Charlesworth, The Good and Evil Serpent (Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), 294-96 ;
    • most frequently we read of serpents biting people (Gen 49:17; Prov 23:32; Eccles 10:8, 11; Jer 8:17; Amos 5:19; 9:3); they also symbolize the wicked (Ps. 40:5, ET 3; 58:5, ET 4) and are mentioned in connection with the dreadful wilderness and scorpions (Deut 8:15). In addition, the chaos monster defeated by Yahweh is depicted as a serpent (Job 26:13; Isa 27:1). However, the bronze serpent Nehushtan is viewed positively in Num 21:8-9 (unlike in 2 Kgs 18:4, when it had become idolatrous), as are the apparently partially serpentine heavenly seraphim of Isaiah 6
    • What Every Christian Ought to Know by Adrian Rogers 2005 ISBN 0-8054-2692-2 page 162
    • General linguistics by Francis P. Dinneen 1995 ISBN 0-87840-278-0 page 118
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