Description: We examine the multitude of ways modern society has exalted that which is fake. From carefully curated social media posts with flattering pictures which tell a false tale of happiness to the vanity that is glorified through Hollywood productions, modern culture is an expert on producing and consuming that which isn’t real. And the worst part of it is that many whom are a part of the religion of fakery cannot diagnose why they are constantly despondent. In this episode we discover why this is so and the Biblical remedy to one of the worst ills of contemporary society.
Studies demonstrate that Americans spend approximately 5 hours and 35 minutes watching television and 5 hours using their smartphones each day. When asked why they take up almost all of their waking hours starting at a screen, respondents claim that doing so grants them an “escape” from life.
If one was ignorant of the fact that the US is one of the most affluent, technologically advanced, convenience-minded societies on the face of the earth, this answer would give the impression that everyday living is harsh and dreary. I cannot be the only person to see the irony here. Or, is it possible that something darker is at play? Continue reading
I’ve resisted commenting on the controversy surrounding Roy Moore out of Christian duty to judge according to righteous judgment and not according to appearances, waiting for all of the pertinent facts to appear. (John 7:24) That being said, I’m breaking my silence due to the glaring hypocrisies and sanctimonies that are begin left unchallenged. I ask the reader to patiently and carefully read the ensuing lines, as there is plenty of nuance to discuss.
It was recently propagated by “sportscaster” Leeann Tweeden that Senator Al Franken groped and violently kissed her during a USO Tour in 2006. The vulgar details, including photographic proof, are readily available online. Immediately after the “news” broke, Franken, the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the leftist mainstream media and even Imbecilewood (my new name for Hollywood) celebrities undertook “damage control mode”.
Some who are well aware of the developments will question and challenge my description of what transpired. They’ll state that authentic outrage is what has mostly been on display. Not so – and I’ll prove it! Continue reading
When the CEOs of abusive corporations decide to moralize to the rest of the country, you know you’ve got an irony problem. When reprobates who perform insignificant tasks for obscene amounts of money, such as professional athletes, actors and musicians, condescendingly sermonize and harp on about their supposed virtue, you know you’ve got an irony problem.
This hypocritical puffery is what most Americans have been increasingly exposed to throughout the past 50 years. It’s probably hit its peak, proven by how brazen those that lecture us have become about what they lecture us on and how.
Case and point and the latest examples: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Hollywood elites during the Emmys and Colin Kaepernick. Continue reading
A few days ago I was asked by a good friend to pass along my thoughts about one of the recently published “Biblical” movies. I replied that, although I had not seen the film, I was weary of all of the recently released, Bible-based movies due to their being intentionally deviant from the Scriptural text.
She responded that she had certain reservations about the movie due to its copious amounts of extra-Biblical content. I was happy to hear that she alluded to the text in order to compare and contrast what she and her children were seeing. Continue reading