Paul's Passing Thoughts

Announcing Open Forum on Twitter for New Book

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 21, 2020

Fandom Cover 1I WAS dragging myself into this Furry Fandom project as sort of a public service to parents and child welfare professionals. Many readers of this ministry and its participants have been perplexed that I would wander into this venue, myself included. Have you ever been unsure about why you are doing something but also know you are going to do it anyway?

So, I have been very deep into the research the first half of my days and wrapping up the Potter’s House building project the second half of my days. And as a long lost friend from my Dallas, TX days used to say, “Boy Howdy!” am I glad I have gotten into this. As you know, world philosophy is our forte, and nothing has taught me more about world philosophy since my relationship to John Immel than where this research is taking me.

Also, if this ministry thinks it has learned something valuable, we like to get it out. That’s why I usually publish the progress of any book projects we do. It also serves as an open editors committee that refines the book. Comments reveal how people are perceiving the book and the question of perception is very valuable to the communication of ideas.

This time around I am using a Twitter account to do that. Here it is: https://twitter.com/fandom_fake

paul

Weekend Furry Frenzy: Paul Dohse is a Bad Guy

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 13, 2020

Fandom Cover 1So, I got an email from some Furry guy (maybe a guy, who really knows?) over the weekend from Ireland (again, who really knows?). The Furry, as they proclaim themselves, “subculture” is fighting back against my “slander” and “he” pointed me to several links and even a video. Through all of this, and following the links to other online links, I am very surprised to find the degree of effort to discredit me.

Yes, I have been exposed. I am a “Calvinist pastor” with multiple criminal records. Who knew? I am also a religious Fundamentalist as well. Apparently, a Furry listed many of my articles on an anti-fundi website so I could be tagged with the label in their referencing. I have also been falsely identified with an online identity/handle/avatar that is featured in the video being assassinated at point blank range with an assault rifle. And, where I live was supplied in the video via google maps. Sweet bunch.

Nevertheless, like all of these correspondences, they are a treasure trove of information and data. I am being accused of characterizing Furries based on a “minority” that is aggressively excommunicated from the community, because, you know, they are really a good community that contributes to many good causes.  In article number twelve I outline the various bizarre fetishes that are commonplace in the Fandom (and even part of their official dictionary) and their outcry against those who criticize such behavior calling them “bigots.” It is the only video I have done in the series and discredited because I was apparently “drunk” when I did it. Don’t tell Susan I have been drinking. So, let’s sum up: I am a Calvinist fundamentalist pastor alcoholic with multiple criminal records. It hurts really bad to be judged by those who partake in fetishes like “crinkling.” What’s that? Well, animals don’t use a bathroom, so instead, since the animal is part human, wears a Depends and puts it to use. At one conference they disposed of the used Depends on car windshields.

However, they apparently draw the line somewhere. Interesting. It is also interesting that Furries can be excluded from the community when it is made up of those with factitious identities 100%. The so-called excommunicated can merely re-assimilate with a different identity and they do often. Furthermore, I have plenty of reasons to believe their only sin is getting caught.

The emailer also denied that the Fandom is a sex-driven cult. Then, per the normal, one of the fursuiters who contributed to the video is introduced in a sexually provocative manner. This is a fact: the sect is obsessed with sex in all varieties imaginable and then some.

You know my method of research. I collect the data, and build that data on the foundation of the definitive. What do I know definitively about this sect? First, I agree with them, it is a “subculture.” But please note; on the other hand, they claim to be a harmless fandom of the hobby sort. That’s clearly a contradiction. The Corvette Club is not a subculture.

Secondly, they are of a contra normative reality worldview based on anthropomorphism.

Thirdly, it is all but totally sex-driven.

Fourthly, the sect (another term for subculture) has demonstrable tendencies towards violence.

Fifth, participants are primarily narcissistic, and secondarily defined by bi-polar mental illnesses. The studies that concluded this will be cited in the book.

Sixth, the sect is dominated by the socially awkward.

Seventh, Peter Pan Syndrome is also prevalent within the sect.

Eighth, they zealously evangelize children.

Ninth, the sect is huge in regard to numbers and worldwide.

Tenth, criminal activity within the sect is disproportionate to the norm.

Eleventh, overall, little is known about the sect because of its laborious efforts towards secrecy.

And twelve, pedophilia is rampant and well documented.

lastly, what is the objective of the book? First, and foremost, to educate children advocates in all fields. Secondly, to educate parents.

paul

 

 

The Wrong Justification Leads to The Wrong Sanctification: Church is NOT God’s Peculiar People

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 12, 2020

ppt-jpeg4Statistics show the following, and have for some time: there is no measurable difference between secular lifestyles and those who faithfully attend church. The attitude that answering God’s call is a commitment to be different carried some weight in the 50s, but overall, I am not sure it was ever realty.

Let’s talk about two different perspectives; from the secular to the church, and from the church to the secular. From the secular viewpoint, church is a place where you go to get the tools to be a better person in the eyes of God. Intuitively, because of being under condemnation and the conscience’s response to that, some people want to move away from condemnation to a clear conscience before God. They think church is the place to do that.

But it’s not; that has never been a tenet of church orthodoxy ever. However, the church allows this pretense as a form of false advertising. Those in the church who believe that being a Christian is about change have not yet been fully indoctrinated. In fact, in weekly church sermons, deliberate terminology is used to play on assumptions and use these assumptions to indoctrinate “converts” to a “confessional” soteriology. In essence, you are saved by NOT practicing what you preach. In contrast, you confess that you can do no good work and are saved by the imputation of Jesus’ loving works to your church account.

Those being gradually indoctrinated move from thinking behavior matters to realizing that salvation (supposedly) is determined by a “growing knowledge of grace.” Knowledge saves you, not behavior, according to the church. This idea, to begin with, implies that salvation is a process instead of behavior being the mere result of a changed state of being, while the idea of a changed state of being implies that salvation is a onetime finished work by God.

In other words, church discussion of the Christian life (sanctification) is grounded in the false premise of sanctification being a salvation process that can only be found in church authority. Yet, those who don’t get that are allowed to assume the former until they are assimilated into the latter. So, after hearing sanctification being spoken of in a justification way week after week, subjects are indoctrinated into the idea that the Christian life is a salvation process. Curiously, but understandably, this results in Churchians denying salvation by church sacraments intellectually, while functioning that way in life.

In more words yet, the secular understand more about salvation going into the church than they do going out. When it gets right down to it, the knowledge of new birth is intuitive. People who seek out the church know that salvation is a supernatural act of God that changes their state of being. For most people seeking God initially, they seek to be changed by God for the better; they want to be better people. To the church, this is an ignorant notion that offends God. The church seeks to lead such misguided individuals into the “true” knowledge that no person can do a work pleasing to God. Therefore, Christianity is all about confessing the inability of man whether before or after salvation as set against the “sufficiency of Christ.”  To confess that you can actually do something pleasing to God is to proclaim that Jesus needs your help in finishing your salvation. Of course, in reality, your salvation is already finished if you are really saved.

You should be able to plainly see why such a doctrine would lead to no ascertainable difference between secular lifestyle and church lifestyle. The goal is to have a deeper understanding of how far we are from God the Father, and thus increasing the gratitude for our salvation, instead of trying to become more like our Father.

And then there is the church cognitive dissonance that goes along with all of this reality. There is a great controversy presently trending in the church about the acceptance of LGBT while things like people living together out of wedlock, gluttony (and bragging about it at every Baptist potluck dinner), drunkenness, racism, and adultery have been commonplace in the evangelical church for years.

Furthermore, church uses its own decadence to wave a banner calling for a return to pure orthodoxy. The orthodoxy causes the bad fruit, and then the church claims that the cause is a departing from the orthodoxy. It has to be the only scam in human history that supplies its own supply and demand.

This is exactly what happened with the New Calvinism movement (1970 to present). The movement pointed to the failures of the church, and posed itself as the answer via the “gospel recovery movement” when authentic Protestant orthodoxy was the cause to begin with. In doing so, who did they make the enemy? Answer: the aforementioned who are in doctrinal transition and had some fuzzy idea of new birth. The blame was placed on them. One early mover and shaker in the New Calvinist movement even wrote an article bemoaning what evangelicalism had done to the church titled, “The False Gospel of the New Birth.” The article protested the idea that the righteousness of God is infused into the believer. In case you believe this guy represents the fringe element of the movement, you might note that he was invited to Southern Seminary in 2009 to lecture on the Protestant Reformation followed by John Piper extolling the lecture.

Some idea of radical transformation is going to be a belief walking into the church via new converts because it’s what they know intuitively though they wouldn’t know how to frame it theologically. Remember, even though unbelievers are under the condemnation of the law, they still have the works of the law written on their hearts with the conscience either accusing them or excusing them. They know what the crux of salvation is; they know that salvation equals a new life radically different from what they have. Protestant orthodoxy rejects this belief with extreme prejudice, and hostile covert takeovers of churches by the movement demonstrated such. New Calvinism peaked in 2009 resulting in a mass of upstart discernment blogs and “survivor” blogs.

1970 is a pivotal year in church history. It represents two movements that took two separate views of the church’s overt failure to be different. The New Calvinism movement bemoaned the efforts of the church to “be the gospel rather than preaching the gospel.” Too much sanctification that isn’t justification.

Enter in Dr. Jay Adams and his biblical counseling movement. Adams represents those who never transitioned from new birth soteriology to authentic Protestantism. His view of the problem? Not enough sanctification that is separate from justification (salvation). When Adams began to travel around the country promoting his aggressive sanctification expressed in a counseling construct, he was continually met with perplexity from those claiming that he was teaching a “strange new doctrine.” The way he explained it to me follows: “They were perplexed by the idea that Christians could actually do something.” This is telling. The only virtue in the church is what people know intuitively walking in; they do not understand what the church really stands for. Even Adams toes the line that justification is a mere “legal declaration” rather than a change in state of being, but that is not the functionality of his life and counseling construct. His intellectual version of justification is a contradiction to the intellectual statement of his biblical counseling program and individual behavior is strongly emphasized. That is, at least dating back to 2011; I assume it remains the same today.

The time has come. Those who truly follow Christ must now obey his mandate to make disciples that are truly a peculiar people in this twisted generation. We uphold God’s law because the new birth changed our relationship to it—it no longer condemns us but is our manual for loving God and others. It’s time to get busy. We are not merely declared righteous, we ARE righteous, and it is high time we act like it with all zeal.

Let that be our new year’s resolution in 2020.

paul

Victims Are Always The Useful Idiots of Caste

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 11, 2020

ppt-jpeg4“Caste is the tie that binds; the Iranian government is moral because they understand the total depravity of man. But what about the elephant in the room? That is, they execute gay people. Well, we can’t talk about that right now because caste isn’t done using victimhood to obtain socialism.” 

Today, we see the massive infatuation with totalitarian regimes by young people, primarily Millennials, and the liberal press. The core of this infatuation is grounded in fear of pure individualism; the idea that you sink or swim based on the sum and substance of your own life. The only safety net is you.

Why is America the most giving country on earth? First, gaining satisfaction from helping others is a natural attribute of most people because we are created in the image of God. So, in a country where the individual is free to build the best self possible, giving is going to be greatly facilitated; people are going to have the means to feed their natural desire to gain satisfaction from giving.

Ironically, religionists reject evolution while touting the idea of human total depravity. Both ideas create an antithesis of individualism. Are you totally depraved or a mere animal living by pure instinct? Yet, individualism is a very strong force; in spite of all of the forces against it in religion, education, politics, etc., it remains the most influential mentality in this country. At least presently, that is. America is the home of the free and land of the brave because individualism demands freedom and requires courage. Individualism overcomes the fear of failure and seeks its self-esteem and dignity in self-accomplishment.

The total inability of mankind philosophy always walks with a telling fatal flaw in its ideology, and it goes something like this: “Hark, all of humanity is totally depraved and enslaved to its animal instincts, what to do? Alas! Surely God or whatever power runs the universe has appointed a ruling class to save humanity from itself!”

That, on its face, is immediately suspect. We call that a caste system, and caste has ruled the world from the beginning until Americanism showed up. Please understand, caste defines moralism as knowing that humanity is totally unable and totally depraved.  That belief defines everything pure and moral. The decadence of the elite has nothing to do with their right to rule over the great unwashed; what they supposedly know about humanity gives them that right and nothing else. To be unwashed means you don’t understand how depraved you are. Hence, Trump is the most immoral president ever, while Bill Clinton is as pure as the white wind-driven snow. This narrative perplexes you because you don’t understand how total inability defines moralism. Also note that this ideology transcends politics and religion…

…and statecraft. Caste is the tie that binds; the Iranian government is moral because they understand the total depravity of man. But what about the elephant in the room? That is, they execute gay people. Well, we can’t talk about that right now because caste isn’t done using victimhood to obtain socialism.

So, meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Democrats are in a race to see who can advocate for the most categories of victimhood. One category is reproductive rights for transgender men. Of course, the goal here is divide and conquer. What is your identity? Well, whatever it is, we need a law that protects your rights and anyone who doesn’t sign the law is a racist…and so it goes.

But historically, socialism and its kissing totalitarian cousin communism have never protected the rights of those off the beaten path. NEVER. Complex individual issues do not aide the state. Remember, in socialism et al, the primary purpose of the individual is to support the state, and a person’s value is determined by their ability to do so. And by the way, as a practical matter, homosexuality is not seen as something that increases the population of a state and governments need people to thrive. No personal right that does not benefit a socialist state will ever be defended or upheld and you can certainly include reproductive rights as well. For example, in China, the number of children you are allowed to have is mandated by law. There is no so-called “right to choose.”

Civil rights advocated by any socialist mindset is a total sham. Historically, victims are useful idiots until socialists obtain power via division and chaos. Socialists believe the masses are unable and stupid, and unfortunately, lazy thinking by the masses enforces that theory. In their propaganda, socialists seem to mock the people they are claiming to defend with the likes of, “The Peoples Republic of China.” China is a people’s republic? Though laughable, billions of people fell for it.

In November, we will see how many in the U.S. are still falling for this scheme that has been around since the dinosaurs. A landslide for Trump would be historic for the following reason:

For only the second time in human history, the people voice a resounding “NO” to the lie of statism and its use of victimhood to gain power and destroy real freedom.

paul

 

 

Why Both Protestant and Catholic Gospels are False

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on January 10, 2020

ppt-jpeg4This article reminded me of what both Protestantism and Catholicism boil down to: perpetual re-salvation through church authority. It’s not just the idea that professing Christians still sin, it is the idea shared by both that sin committed by professing Christians is the same sin they committed before they were professing Christians. That is, any sin is still condemning sin; anytime you sin, you are once again condemned to hell and must seek re-forgiveness and for all practical purposes re-salvation that can only be obtained through church sacraments whether Protestant or Catholic.

These two argue that the other’s gospel is false based on the sacraments, or “means of grace,” not the premise. With both, salvation is not a onetime finished work by God. Catholics, at least, are honest about it while Protestant scholars lie about it. This leads many Protestants to believe that their sin is different from condemning sin; their sin as Christians merely disrupts their “fellowship” with God that must be restored through repentance with or without church authority. But, that is not Protestant orthodoxy at all, and not the way Protestants function. However, I must say, since the Neo-Protestant movement (1970 – present), Protestantism is more open about it with slogans like, “We must preach the gospel to ourselves every day.”

Until recently, Protestants only functioned according to Catholic progressive salvation (progressive justification) while denying it intellectually. Now, they are more open about it because Protestants, of late, have a better understanding of their own gospel because of the Neo-Protestant movement, or if you will, the New Calvinism movement.

The basic problem with a salvation that is not a onetime finished work by God follows: you must do something, or not do something with intentionality to keep the process going. This makes living a new Christian life a fallacy; Christian living is really about keeping your salvation through the church. Hence, good works are all about promoting the means of salvation, not the natural result of being born anew from above.

This shouldn’t surprise us. Catholicism and Protestantism both came out of a church state and for the express purpose of a church state. An individual that is literally God’s offspring is a poor candidate for state submission. The true biblical gospel bolsters individualism, not collectivism.

So, how should we function as God’s literal offspring who are no longer under condemnation? Since we are members of God’s family, we simply function like a family. Find likeminded believers and fellowship together and function like a real family functions. It’s not that complicated.

paul

 

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