Another fantastic article on Pokemon.
From a Christian Perspective. Any thoughts?
As Tim Hurd of the “Bible Thumping Wingnut” proposes….”Is this the best that atheism has to say?” Matt Dillahunty who goes out on the debate trail for a fee, will not debate Matt Slick! You can see why in this clip; Dillahunty will not take a position and defend it! Thus the “Dillahunty Dodge”!
Please pray for Matt Dillahunty and his lost followers!
For years now Matthew Slick has been asking to formally debate Matt Dillahunty a well known atheist in the United States. The best that Dillahunty will do is make appearances in a non-formal setting and quite honestly will not commit to any atheistic position. The wait continues for a debate. Don’t hold your breath! Please watch the following video presented by the “Bible Thumping Wingnut” Google hangout that happens every Sunday evening, and as the evidence put forth Matt Dillahunty may need to educate himself?
“The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s reason and critical analysis.”
That standard leads you to do what you think is correct no matter what! Wow! Sorry but the “ultimate authority” is God.
“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.”
I wonder what standard the Dalai Lama uses for “truth”?
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
If it makes, you feel good….
“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.”
It seems that self-love comes first?
“Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.”
Again no need for Jesus here! Wow!
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.
“To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.”
Hmmm, there is a trend developing here…
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”
Well, that sounds contradictory to their belief? Just more jibber jabber.
I ask that as Christians we pray for the Dalai Lama to honor the True God and repent. Millions upon Millions of souls depend on this! Buddhism is an idol worshipping tool of the devil. A self-serving dish of paganism. Though it is disguised with actions to help others, it is a help-yourself first, false religion/philosophy.
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Says Dalai Lama, but in Christianity, we don’t rely on the Roman goddess of luck, “FORTUNA” for direction and guidance.
Matt Dillahunty usually explains he was a Christian! However, a true Christian would not have left the faith, so he was a false Christian! Listen and come up with your conclusion. Please watch the show he hosts and you will see how he handles it! Matt Slick from CARM.ORG has still coined the “Dillahunty Dodge” Matt Dillahunty says there is a third option…Is there a God or there is No God? Matt Dillahunty says there is a “third option” however Matt Dillahunty will not say what that “Third Option” is!!
“Why do people laud this man as a deep thinker? He is amazingly facile in his thought and his answers. Here is an example. Update: I keep forgetting that when you address atheism on YouTube, you turn off comments since atheists have no moral restraints so as to control their tongues, or, in this case, their keyboards. My apologies.” Dr. James White.
There are a lot of so-called Christians saying that the Nepalese people deserve the damage and deaths that tragically happened as a result of the horrible earthquakes that have occurred and are still occurring at the time of this post. Their reasoning is that they are a pagan people with pagan idols that are against our Lord Jesus Christ. This is true! However, we as Christians need to pray, go to Nepal and assist relief efforts! My only desire is that not one dollar goes to the reconstruction of Buddhist Shrines or Idols!
God’s judgment comes fast, however, let us not be the spokespeople for God! God’s grace is amazing! He keeps His foot on the proverbial brake pedal. Can you imagine the world without His grace? We should as Christians be the example and give to accredited Nepali charities. This is a great witness to our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen
If you have been a regular reader of my blog (God bless you all!), I don’t usually post “tabloid Esq UE” youtube type stuff. However, I did like this video as it does bring up some startling parallels between Katy Perry’s lyrics and imagery with Wikka and demonology. Please watch and I encourage dialogue! Click on the link…
The Tripitaka is the oldest collection of scriptures in Buddhism. Tripitaka translated is “Three Baskets” as it was organized into three sections. These scriptures were not written in the time of Buddha but according to http://buddhism.about.com/ “The Tripitaka was not, however, written during the life of the Buddha, in the late 5th century BCE, but in the 1st century BCE.” And the source further states “ The texts were kept alive through the years, according to legend, by being memorized and chanted by generations of monks. This is a matter that must be accepted on faith, as there is little historical corroboration of the origins of the texts.” Apparently “little historical corroboration of the origins of the books.” either.
Interesting that a “philosophy” as most Buddhists will call it relies on “faith”. Furthermore, the texts were “kept alive through the years,” “according to legend” by “memorization and chanting by generations of monks.”
Why is it that Buddhist’s will not accept the Holy Bible as the Word of our Creator Jesus? The New Testament was written by eyewitnesses to the miracles of Jesus. The risen Jesus was seen by hundreds and maybe thousands of witnesses and yet the Buddhist is more set on reading and worshiping words in the Tripitaka other than the Holy Words of God! Council after council were convened to come up with their writings, in fact, the first council has not been proven to have happened at all.
“Did the First Buddhist Council happen? I do not believe there is any contemporary documentation or archaeological evidence that corroborates Buddhist accounts, which mostly come from a section of the Pali Vinaya called the Cullavagga. I have read histories that say some meeting probably did take place, while other historians are not sure.”
My question is this, “If this is the oldest scripture of Buddhism, and is nebulous in its origin, why would anyone believe it?”
Buddhism is of the flesh, that’s why! Humanity loves it sins and will do anything that keeps our Creator in the closet. Buddhism is a tool of Satan and the followers unless they repent will join Satan in the Lake of Fire! Call that “self-enlightenment” if you wish.
Buddha did NOT conquer death. Jesus Christ DID!
John 14: 6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Please pray for the Buddhist to turn to God, repent and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Many times in my conversations with Buddhist’s they will make statements such as “I don’t worship Buddha”. Or just recently I received this response from a Buddhist: “In buddhism there is no worship, the Dalai Lama kicked out a lot of monk that were worshiping a protector of the dharma, in Asia having a statue or picture of someone and bowing to it or even talking to it is a mean of respect not worshipping, worshipping would be offering yoursefl to someone else.”
Despite many Buddhist websites that actually state they DO worship Buddha, aka also known as Siddhārtha Gautama Shakyamuni, I still get the fringe element or in most cases the Buddhist follower simply does not understand the Buddhist teachings or want to.
To get to the crux of the matter, what is worship?
A dictionary.com definition is as such:
1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage,or to any object regarded as sacred.
2.formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage:They attended worship this morning.
3.adoring reverence or regard: excessive worship of business success.
4.the object of adoring reverence or regard.
5.( initial capital letter ) British . a title of honor used in addressing or mentioning certain magistrates and others of high rank or station (usually preceded by Your, His, or Her ).
So why all the photos of Buddhist’s bowing down to their statues and icons of Buddha? They are worshiping a statue, plainly idol worship! How is bowing down to a statue anything less that idolatry? Buddha is dead. Talking to a statue if not worship would be a sign of severe dysfunction of the brain a real disconnect with reality.
The Apostle Paul said in Romans 1: 24-25:
“Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”
Please pray that the Holy Spirit brings the knowledge of this false teaching and idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10: 4
“Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.”
Jesus = Still Alive, Buddha = Dead!
John 14: 6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.