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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

FREEDOM BOUND -Guest Post by Bob Sorenson AKA Piltdown Superman

Sadly this country is turning upside down and backwards.   Good is considered weird and bad is celebrated.  We go "yippee" when somebody tells us they are a homosexual and "ho-hum" when millions of babies are murdered each year.   Benghazi happens and news media ignore it.  I want to remind you that no one was even injured in the Watergate break-in and Nixon did not know about it until afterwards.  The Obama Administration planned Benghazi and Fast and Furious and the dozens of dead?  The Lamestream news media do not care.  But some seven-year-old makes a video with a toy gun?  Suspended from school!!!   Where did America go?

The author of Piltdown Superman and the Question Evolution Project, among other endeavors, is one Bob Sorenson and he has another view of the erosion of freedom in our nation.   


Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.  (2 Tim. 3.12, KJV)

Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.  (John 15.20, HCSB)

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. ​ Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.   (Matt. 5.10-12, WEB)

First, a warning. People lose their Facebook accounts. This has been going on for a few years now, and Facebook is both arbitrary and confusing. Even the “too bad so sad” e-mails that they send are virtually identical [1, 2, 3]. People wonder what happened, and proclaim innocence in wrongdoing.

I am taking the advice that has been given, and spreading it around: Back up your account. First, find your account settings:

Then, go to the text at the bottom of “General Account Settings”:

Click on the download link, follow the instructions to archive your data. That way, you won’t lose your pictures, friends lists, messages and so forth. They’ll e-mail you when your archive is ready.

Now, on to the business at hand.

When you get a job, are a member of a community, join a club or something similar, you are expected to follow the rules. If you do not like or intend to follow the rules, it is silly for you to join. But what if the “management” does not abide by the rules or keep their end of the contract? People expect Facebook to be friendly, and to keep their part of the agreement by removing items people report that violate their standards. I have reported things that were downright obscene, as well as threatening, contained hate speech — and they were not removed. It usually looks like this:

You reported *****'s comment for containing hate speech or symbols.  This comment wasn't removed    You reported *****'s photo for containing hate speech or symbols.  This photo wasn't removed

It continues ad nauseum.

Similarly, Facebook is guilty of blatant discrimination against Christians and Conservatives [4, 5, 6, 7]. I know of people who have multiple accounts, some simultaneous, because they have been slapped down by Facebook for expressing their beliefs. Meanwhile, Facebook allows material, even Pages, with material that is shameful to even name because of profanity and blasphemy. Listen, if you don’t respect the rights and sensibilities of others, you don’t need to make it available for children to see! So, Facebook does not keep their end of the bargain by censoring speech that they pretended that they allowed, and by not censoring hate speech and obscenity.

How did we get here?

Several reasons come to mind, but I am going to emphasize  something that I believe many people will not consider: Thinking with emotions. It’s an oxymoron, innit? I was taught long ago that emotions are not logical, but they can respond to logic. Unfortunately, the reverse is true to some extent, that logic can be beaten into submission by emotions.

People are unskilled at thinking critically. Schools allegedly teach such skills, but when encountering leftists, “new atheists”, evolutionists and so on, we see that the opposite is true. Arguments used to prove their points are fraught with logical fallacies and attempts to manipulate emotions (which can be seen with a cursory glance at the comments here on “Radaractive”). Some people will go completely around logic, making assertions and prejudicial conjecture, and then ridiculing creationists, Christians and Conservatives.

Why the irrational emotionalism?

I am convinced that these people know that they cannot defeat their opponents with reason, so they prefer to silence the opposition altogether [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]. With remarkable chutzpah and hypocrisy, atheists and evolutionists pretend that they are the victims of discrimination, when in fact, they are the ones doing the discrimination.

In the more interpersonal areas, leftists, atheists and evolutionists will try a less direct route to silence their opposition by using emotional manipulation. From a rational point of view, I can see no reason to simply resort to ridicule [14]. But when it comes to dirty tricks to “win” (or at least score cheap points), things make more sense. In an effort to “poison the well” and negate a person, they attack him or her and try to get others on their side. (As I like to point out, they act like angry schoolchildren who were caught smoking behind the gym by the headmaster and punished. Now they want everyone to hate the headmaster, even though they were in the wrong.) For people who can actually think for themselves, these tactics are not only obvious, but laughable.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of people around who do not bother to think. They offer uninformed opinions on material that they have not read, go on search-and-destroy missions around the Web to try to bring down the objects of their irrational hate (sometimes with hilarious results [15]), and have forums where they libel others and play to their base.

The rest of us have to hold a higher standard. We back up our claims and try to avoid falling for the manipulations. They cannot defeat the truth.

Check out the most recent post by Bob = Right here!


Anonymous said...

Can you clean up the weird code? Things like are distracting.

B B said...

That bear is hilarious. Keep doing the good work guys!

Searlas said...

Something about atheist hypocrisy in their religion right here

Cowboy said...

I see the strange coding bit, but only in Internet Explorer. Didn't notice it in Firefox, and I also checked it in Chrome, not there either.

Must be something odd because I wrote it up in Word and sent it to our illustrious host. -Cowboy Bob

radar said...

I ran this blog in firefox and chrome and did not see any weird code?

This is a guest post. I have had an occasional guest blogger ask to submit a post and I have also invited a couple to post. Perhaps taking his post off of a Word document was a problem for some versions of handhelds? But it shows up fine in normal screen resolution.