Paul's Passing Thoughts

Here, Let Me help: How We Can Choose Christ Over Tradition and Save Face; Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 18, 2020

ppt-jpeg4“Here is another bottom line: claiming that New Calvinism is an aberration of authentic Protestant orthodoxy is a choosing of tradition over Christ. Protest if you will; you are guilty as hell.” 

I am not one for pulling down anything I have posted, I think I have done it once or twice since the beginning of PPT, but I cringe every time I see a hit on this post. One of these days I will rewrite The Truth About New Calvinism but the book still documents the real historical account of New Calvinism, an account few people want to acknowledge. TANC was the very first book written on New Calvinism based on four years of research.

Here is where I thank God for New Calvinism. I was born again with much power through the Spirit (circa 1983) before I was a member of any church or denomination. An insufferable zealot, I went on a journey to choose the right church. In the meantime, I saturated my brain with Scripture. I decided to hookup with the Southern Baptists, and was enrolled in a conservative seminary less than a year later.

Frankly, six months into church membership, deep down, I knew something was fundamentally wrong with church. But hey, this is Western culture; if you want a relationship with God, what else is there but church? Right? Without going into details, what I was seeing in personal Bible study wasn’t matching up with church at all. Finally, I cried out to God to show me the truth. In His own time, and way, He most certainly answered that prayer.

But the time came when I decided that God was not going to answer that prayer. So, circa 2006, I folded up my “devout Christian” tent, and settled into a general commitment to God and church while acknowledging I was comfortable with the contradictions. After all, God’s wisdom is beyond knowing, right? Hey, God works in mysterious ways, right?

So, there I was. I attended church, worked for the grounds ministry, said amen to everything, and was waiting on God to come back and sort everything out. Everything was good. Yes, no doubt, it was some passive aggressive attitude towards God: “Hey, you aren’t going to show me what’s going on; so, I am going to coast until you get back. Sure, you are God, and I know better than to turn my back on you, but since you like being all mysterious, go be mysterious, I am no longer going to kill myself figuring out all of this mess.”  Right, that’s a pretty pathetic attitude, no doubt. Perhaps the most pathetic there is.

Then, New Calvinism showed up and began one of its first covert takeovers of a church. Funny things started happening that pushed back against the cognitive dissonance that I worked 23 years to obtain. I was not happy, but I should have been. God was moving to answer my prayers in the midst of my cynical worldview.  And this was not just any church being taken over by the new Calvinists, it was a particular group of men involved with those that were key to unlocking the true history of New Calvinism.

Now, please understand, my beef with these guys at the time follows: they were messing up my own personal game plan for dealing with church until the Lord returned or I died. I worked 23 years to get there, and I had found contentment. I was no longer unhappy or angry; I replaced all of that with cynicism. I wanted answers. And as you know, the New Calvinists don’t like questions. Basically, they set out to destroy my life. The evil of it all dumbfounded me. What’s going on here?

So, I set out on a journey to defend my cognitive dissonance. Yes indeed, those pesky New Calvinists had hijacked true Calvinism and I would expose them in TANC. I then found a church where I could return to the cognitive dissonance that I knew before. I had done my duty to God, I would turn over my research to someone else who wanted to continue the fight and I would go back to comfortable Churchianity.

That person I found who was interested in my research was a guy named John Immel. I met him for dinner to hand over my stack of stuff. I liked him immediately; he was even more cynical than I was. As I was sharing elements of the research, he interrupted me. “Paul, you are saying that this is what New Calvinists teach?” When I replied in the affirmative, he replied, “That’s exactly what Luther and Calvin taught. Paul, you need to read the Calvin Institutes.” So I did. Bottom line: God showed me what I prayed for; the problem with church is church and its false gospel. What I could never put my finger on was so very simple: a false gospel.

C’mon gang, just admit that none of us really knew what Protestantism was about and it took a Seventh-Day Adventist to show us. Until you admit that, you are choosing Protestant tradition over Christ.

“But Paul, if I go down this road it will cost me everything!” Hmmmmm, so when was the last time you preached a sermon on Hebrews 11 you stinking hypocrite? Here is another bottom line: claiming that New Calvinism is an aberration of authentic Protestant orthodoxy is a choosing of tradition over Christ. Protest if you will; you are guilty as hell.

With that said, I do think there is a way forward that doesn’t completely burn down the reputation of the pastorate and church. That’s right, you may not even have to get a real job and will still be able to face Christ when the time comes.  That’s part two. It’s a win/win proposition.

I’m only trying to help,

paul

The Furry Fandom: Church’s Way of Making Itself Even More Unsafe for Children

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 16, 2020

Cover 2Is the subject of the Fandom that far away from TANC’s focus of study? Well, I guess not since there is a “Christian Furry” movement afoot. Actually, the movement has become prominent in the church. Perfect. A match made in heaven for sure.

Like church (Protestantism, in particular), most Furry participants don’t know what they have signed up for. Since most Protestants don’t even know what a Protestant is, the two are perfect for each other. Both put children at risk, and both make excuses for the evil they produce. But, of course, what possible connection could there be between what we read in the papers and Martin Luther saying,

“If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides. We, however, says Peter (2 Peter 3:13) are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth where justice will reign.”

A question: would you hire a person with such a worldview to oversee your church security? When people ask me, “Paul, where is justice in the church?” I will often answer, “Martin Luther said there isn’t any justice in this world to begin with.”

Both decry how they are “painted with a broad brush because of a few bad apples.” Meanwhile, children are acceptable collateral damage and less important than reputation. Both of these cultural movements claim the ideology that created them has no bearing on present behavior. The church may have a better argument than the Fandom, but in light of the headlines the church is trying to overcome, the embracing of a movement like the Fandom is stunning. No, no, church isn’t enough of a hot mess; by all means add the Fandom. No additional baggage there at all.

As will be documented in Fake Fandom, the Fandom began as a sexual revolution using anthropomorphic art as a bridge over cultural barriers. The Fandom was, and still is, a counterculture sex cult. Additionally, anthropomorphism and the manga form of Anime art is used to get around child pornography laws. In all, the Fandom is a perfect genre for child grooming.

As explained in the book, all movements will have those along for the ride who don’t understand the dynamics of countercultures, subcultures, sects, and cults, and how core ideology drives any given movement. Yes, some involved in the Fandom, perhaps many, are hobby enthusiasts and unwitting participants. That is a common dynamic of all movements whether religious, political, or anti-humanity.

What does the ready acceptance of the Fandom into church say about church leadership? Typical lack of discernment? Indifference? In what reality would a person with ill intent not see an opportunity with such a program centered around children in the church where ignorant trust knows no bounds? Imagine such a program being considered by dopy people with a silly grin and glassed-over eyes saying in a small, still voice, “We are all just sinners saved by grace” as the wolf inside the wolf suit licks his chops. Yes, one furry, whose persona is a wolf, attacked me for dissing his Furry program at a local church and the “rich fellowship” it creates with children. May I venture to ask if anyone is dressing up in a lamb suit?

Of course, the defense will be made regarding the good works the Fandom does for charity and not everyone in the movement is a pervert. Church has a better defense for itself in that regard, at least theoretically, while we wait for the headlines about child abuse to at least slow down.

Finally, church has an opportunity to demonstrate that it has “learned from unfortunate events” by banning the Fandom. It’s a grand opportunity to show that it is security conscious and a movement like the Fandom poses too much risk. Until the church proves it can keep children safe, it doesn’t need to add a movement with the same problem.

paul

 

The Furry Fandom and The Japanese Connection

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 14, 2020

Cover 2Notice: this is an informal post commenting on the book’s research; documentation and citations will be in the book.  

In my research for the upcoming book, something perplexed me. This is certain: the Fandom began as a counterculture sex cult; that’s what it is predicated on, and that’s the core ideology. Another thing is certain: the ideology it began with drives its behavior presently.

By “counterculture,” I mean the rejection of all cultural norms regarding sex. That necessarily includes pedophilia and just about everything else unimageable. The Fandom began with room parties at Sci-Fi conventions that were sexually oriented, and graduated to conventions that were clearly sexually oriented. In a video walkthrough of the second conference, virtually every cartoonist present was displaying cartoon porn. Another video walkthrough of an early conference featured the table display of a popular Fandom fanzine called, “Furversion,” a play on the word, “perversion.” In the zine, readers were referred to as “furverts,” a play on the word, “pervert.”  The art theme in all issues of Furversion were sexual in nature.  At one of the initial conference panel discussions, Fandom authors discussed the following openly: the Fandom is a bridge between sexual wokeness and culture. The focus of my book follows: this puts children in the crossfire.

So, knowing all of this, my research led to some confusion. That is, the cozy relationship between the Fandom hierarchy and world renowned Japanese cartoonists. Mark Merlino, the father of the Fandom, is directly responsible for the integration of Japanese magna, or Anime, into “anthropomorphic” Fandom art. In the early days of the Fandom, Merlino aggressively sought to make the Japanese artists participants in the Fandom and did so successfully. This surprised me greatly, because at least so far, the Japanese artists look to be on the up and up. This is strange bedfellow indeed. These guys actually did appearances at the conferences and as far as I know, still do.

After several hours of research, I am less confused about this relationship. Though the idea needs some more digging, the Japanese artists may have wanted access, or a conduit to have their works published in America due to publishing laws here versus Japan. But far less doubtful is the idea that Merlino was interested in Anime for the same purpose that Anime is controversial in Japan. In Japan, child porn was recently outlawed in 2014, and cartoon child porn is a gray area because of Anime. The Anime genre projects innocence and cuteness, which is a Japanese cultural obsession. Anime art presents characters that project an uncertain age that is going to be determined by individual perception. That’s key. Any given Anime character can be perceived as being anywhere between 12 and 25 years old. In addition, single Anime characters can project multiple genders and is a perfect genre for projecting counterculture sexual ideas.

Consequently, Anime child porn is huge in Japan, and the art depicts everything under the sexual sun including rape and other abuses.  After all, the reasoning goes, it’s fantasy and not real children. Let’s pause here. I know, I know, I know. Let me say it one more time; I know, Anime is enjoyed for completely innocent purposes. Hopefully, you get it; this post isn’t condemning Anime, it’s connecting the dots regarding the use of Anime by the Fandom. If you don’t get that, and you comment on this post, your comment will be moderated and NOT posted. Please, don’t be silly.

In addition, and documented by Japanese authorities, Anime child porn being deemed legal at the front door, is then used to groom children for sexual abuse at the back door. Children are shown the publications of children with adults in sexual situations; so, it must be ok and normal, right? Art, especially cartoon art, is the ultimate child grooming tool for anything from sex to ideology.  Animation is a gateway into a child’s psyche.

Here is where we get into something else that was initially a little confusing about the Fandom. While claiming to be a “hobby,” it also claims to be a “subculture” that promotes “anthropomorphic art.” I initially wrote this accepted contradiction off as run-of-the-mill low information Americanism. I have another theory based on research.

In America, under Federal law, people have been put in prison for the possession of Anime child porn. Some of those convictions were appealed leading to changes in the law. What are those changes? Possession of cartoon porn is now downgraded to being  prosecuted under obscenity laws and not child exploitation laws. Furthermore, and this is the crux, one is only guilty of possessing cartoon child porn if “the content has NO political or scientific purpose/value.

Now exit your thoughts to several videos of Furry panel discussions I have watched. There is a continuing emphasis on the Fandom saving the world from draconian sexual laws…through…Fandom “anthropomorphic art,” and…anthropomorphism is a…”science.”

Bingo.

So, am I suggesting that the Fandom is using Anime and anthropomorphism for an end-around-play for child porn laws? Absolutely. Am I also suggesting that it is being used by the Fandom to groom children for elicit acts? Absolutely. Does this mean everyone in the Fandom is using it for that? NO.

As explained in the book, all movements will have those along for the ride who don’t understand the dynamics of countercultures, subcultures, sects, and cults, and how core ideology drives any given movement. Yes, some involved in the Fandom, perhaps many, are hobby enthusiasts and unwitting participants. That is a common dynamic of all movements whether religious, political, or anti-humanity.

With that said, the core ideology of the Fandom is absolutely irrefutable because of the behavior it exhibited in the beginning. Sex of the counterculture variety was clearly the theme. Plus, promoters of the conferences said so; that might be a clue. And as will be documented in the later chapters of the book, in our day, the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.

paul

 

 

I Was Calling Out Mohler Before Calling Out Mohler Was Cool. An Open Letter to Dr. Albert Mohler Jr. In 2011 And Why the SBC Deserves to Die

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

ppt-jpeg4I have learned a lot since I sent this letter to Albert Mohler and Published it on PPT. Those who know me are aware that I now reject Calvinism totally. My present-day position is documented in a book I published with Andy Young (The Church Lie and the Biblical Alternative). With that said, the letter documents the gospel basics held by Baptists since the American Revolution, and points out how Mohler and company were rejecting those basics in the light of day.

Yet, Southern Baptists as a whole were so biblically illiterate that this doctrine was allowed to take over the convention. In the same way that political laziness, lazy thinking, timidness and tepidness paves every road to the mass graves of history, Southern Baptists should now sleep in the bed they have made.

via An Open Letter to Dr. Albert Mohler Jr.

Attention Furry Fandom Sources

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on February 9, 2020

Cover 2Many thanks to Furry Fandom sources contributing data/information for the book. This post is an important link for you—you may contribute additional information anonymously by commenting below. No comment will be posted and only seen by TANC members working on the book, and you do not have to post your email address. For those who want to refer to their former contributions, your identity will be confirmed by your prior contributions. I am particularly interested in previously shared information that I no longer have access to.

Thanks,

Paul Dohse

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