Archive for February 24th, 2011
This site is not against religion, most religions are beautiful and helpful. This site is only against dogmatic systems. Christianity happens to a religion AND a dogma, it is both a system of beliefs and a system of claims. It is not the religious side of Christianity that this site is concerned about.
Truth Saves is an upbeat site filled with easily digested information about the Bible, skepticism and science (here’s the page on “evolution“). Here’s the site’s motto: “It’s time we all become more honest and knowledgeable about Christianity and its claims.”
If you know a Christian who is starting to ask skeptical questions, Truth Saves is an easily accessible place to send him/her.
Keep President Eisenhower’s warning in mind as you read this post (see video below).
The U.S. Department of Defense defines “Psychological Operations” or “Psy-Ops” as “Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign government, organizations, groups, and individuals.”
Such operations may be based upon truth or based upon deception, but the goal is the same: to alter perceptions and “ultimately the behavior” of others. As a matter of law, such actions are supposed to be directed against the “foreign hostile groups”, or at least not against Americans. Unfortunately, this law is routinely ignored:
- In 2009, the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) awarded a multi-million dollar contract to General Dynamics to wage a psy-ops campaign aimed at France and Britain. The goal of the campaign was to create “influence websites” to build support for the Global War on Terror.
At a press conference Monday, visibly embarrassed leaders of the Republican National Committee acknowledged that their nonstop, effusive praise of Ronald Reagan has been wholly unintentional, admitting they somehow managed to confuse him with Dwight D. Eisenhower for years . . .
“When I heard about Eisenhower’s presidential accomplishments—holding down the national debt, keeping inflation in check, and fighting for balanced budgets—it hit me that we’d clearly gotten their names mixed up at some point,” Priebus told reporters. “I couldn’t believe we’d been associating terms like ‘visionary,’ ‘principled,’ and ‘bold’ with President Reagan. That wasn’t him at all—that was Ike.”
In other news reported by The Onion, “NASA Completes 52-Year Mission To Find, Kill God.”