Ashley Madison and ‘Karma’

And, once again, we see the consequence of the inability to think critically which has been foisted upon society by an educational system that alleges to value pragmatism over truth.


The website, soley devoted to helping “bored” married men/women cheat on their spouse ‘Ashley Madison’, has been hacked (“Life is Short. Have an Affair). And the hackers are threatening to release all information which, obviously, will ruin many of the unfaithful partners which pursue the desire to be sexually unfaithful…

However, many are declaring triumphantly that, “Ha! This is their Karma coming to call!”

But recall: Karma is that concept which, roughly speaking, teaches that one is merely “getting what one deserves” for their *own* past wrongdoings. He/she deserves what happens.

But if that is actually true – and hear me loud and clear:

Then the spouse that is about to be emotionally destroyed by seeing their loved one’s name on the “Cheater List”… is simply receiving “what they deserve” as well. They are *also* receiving their “Karma.”

But most devotees of such things seem to forget that inconvenient aspect.

On the other hand, there is One System that does speak Truth to the situation:

“Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.”

Just have the conversation – but be ready to “Just have the conversation.”

As it so happens, today, I came upon two JWs that had a display and table set up with pamphlets and other materials on my morning bike commute. I pulled up to them, and asked if we could speak, (grabbed a friend) and began an almost two-hour conversation on the divinity of Christ. I just “happened” to have my Bible. The two struggled to answer questions and concepts from the Scripture – and even admitted it. The conversation was very amicable and gentle, even though we each had radically different answers; answers to the same question that was asked of Peter:

“Who do you say that I am?”

Though I have not studied JW beliefs in more than a few years, and the Scriptures that we use to discuss Jesus with them, they (almost miraculously) came flooding back into my mind (I was even surprised at how much came back). I truly believe that it was the work of The Lord, as, even now, I am shocked at the clarity in which it came back -Praise God.

I say all of this to spur you on in your own study, in the defense of, the Truth of Jesus, as taught in the precious Scriptures given to us by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.” Jude 1

Please pray for the two JW ‘missionaries’ in that the Holy Spirit would take the Scriptures, and the words said, and use them to cause the missionaries to think through what they believe – and come to Him.

Christianity Was Not, and Is Not, ‘Cool’.

There was a time, not so long ago, in which I truly believed that I could paint the historic Christian faith “hip, cool, and relevant.”

I thought, rather absurdly, that so long as I was overly kind and compassionate to all individuals while speaking that which is true – a behavior to which I remain committed – and if I could show myself as educated and absent of ignorance, then my convictions, convictions shared with my orthodox brothers and sisters across continents, would be seen and identified as valued and respectable, even though they might be, for various reasons, rejected. And this is true with a precious few. But on the whole;

I was wrong.

It was only until I was, and am, willing to *embrace* the fact that my convictions, and as a consequence, I myself, will be despised by swaths of individuals caught in the rushing and rising tide of popular opinion, did I have any rest.

And you too, if so called by That Name, had best continue in (or begin) the behavior of grace, kindness, and compassion while speaking truth – and *embrace*, under no false pretensions, nor self-deluded fantasy, the fact of the matter – that your orthodox convictions of Him will be despised by swaths of individuals.

Let go of the false notion that you can gain popularity with the world, while simultaneously holding fast to the “faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints…”

Christianity was not, and is not, ‘cool’. It never has been. And neither am I.