Are You the Product of Your Decisions or of Your Neurons?

Has the reader ever heard the following declarations or their variants?

“A seventeen-year-old criminal cannot be judged as an adult because his brain isn’t fully developed yet.”

“The child has ADHD. He’s too active.”

”This ethnic group’s IQ levels are below the national average. Hence, it’s to be expected that, generally speaking, they will conduct themselves in such an illogical and barbarous manner.”

“Free will is an illusion ingrained in us all by evolution.”

“Mental disorders are neurological in nature. Chemical imbalances are the cause of behavior deficiencies.”

These and similar notions are different faces of the same pernicious idea – materialism. This concept is demeaning and rejects the ultimate reality of the human essence because it reduces all activity to purely physical processes, including thoughts, emotions and character. The creed’s main goal is to dismiss the Biblical God as the Principal Cause of all and discount His revelation about our origins and makeup.

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Podcast: What are Biblical Christians to Make of Jordan B. Peterson?

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University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan B. Peterson has garnered an immense following due to his staunch defense of free speech and traditional masculinity, even now within Christian circles. However, most haven’t taken the time to examine what makes up the foundation for all his views. In this episode, we speak about the devilish doctrines that Peterson’s idol Carl Jung embraced and how Peterson implicitly diminishes the Gospel and the Divinity of Christ whilst giving the impression that he sympathizes with traditional Christianity. It’s a lesson to all of us that we should truly examine who we let in the door to our ranks.

What Ever Happened to Discipline?

Has anyone seen discipline as of late? Is it possible that it and its definition are aimlessly wandering the streets like a vagrant? Could they have simply disappeared, never to be seen again? Is it probable that they were excommunicated from the English language and subsequently removed from all English dictionaries so as to remove their tenets from the minds of society?

The reason I inquire is because the word and its meaning are no longer adhered to or even uttered by many in our culture. Teachers have desisted from using it, churches fear employing it within a New Testament context and, most troubling of all, parents do not instruct their children in it or through it. Continue reading

Why Addiction isn’t a Thing

The modern word on the street is that “addiction” can only be cured via expert intervention. In more than a few cases, it can only be alleviated and not completely eradicated. *Psychologists, psychiatrists and promoters of psycho-babble imply that a person’s dependency on a drug, pornography and other assorted vices is beyond that person’s ability to walk away from them. In other words, man has no free will. Continue reading

Humble Arrogance

The title is assuredly contradictory. However, one must remember that, according to modern culture, living and thinking paradoxically is perfectly acceptable. Hence, I’ll employ irony to demonstrate the preposterous nature of modern thought.

Imagine, if you can, a person submitting to a psychological evaluation and then posting the results to social media. To clear thinking individuals who are not surprised by the ridiculousness of contemporary human activity, this will not amaze them. Continue reading