Quantum 99 - The growing confusion in the culture

March 1, 2017

David Robertson rises from his sick bed after a couple weeks to cast an eye over some of the recent media stories which impact on the Christian faith.

  • Facebook 'muzzling' Christians?
  • Trump, Sweden and Fake News.
  • Post Truth - Short Answers.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos and the growing sexual confusion in our culture.
  • Sam Allberry, David Bennett and the Anglican Synod.
  • Straight Civil Partnerships.
  • Katie Couric's documentary, Gender Revolution.  
  • Nigeria's Northern Christians under attack.
  • Jim Elliot in the Amazon.
  • UKIP Christian Soldiers.
  • Abu-Zakariya al-Britani /  Ronald Fiddler.

 


 

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Facebook 'Muzzling' Christians?

Christian Today - Christian Vlogger Accuses Facebook Of 'Muzzling' Her For Saying Bible Condemns Homosexuality

 


Trump, Sweden and Fake News

The Washington Post - Riots erupt in Sweden’s capital just days after Trump comments

The Spectator - This fake story made me feel sympathy for Donald Trump

The Hill - Anti-Trump protests swell outside Parliament during debate on official visit

CNN - Insults fly as UK Parliament debates Donald Trump's visit

 


Post Truth

Solas SHORT/ANSWERS - How do we know what truth is?

 


Milo and the growing sexual confusion in our culture

Christian Post - Milo Yiannopoulos Says Homophobia Did Not Play Role in CPAC Disinvite, Resigns From Breitbart News

Milo Yiannopoulos - Full Press Conference (2/21/17)

Pink News - More than half of young people don’t identify as straight


Sam Allberry, David Bennett and the Anglican Synod

The Gospel Coalition - A Two-Minute Clip on Homosexuality Every Christian Should Watch

Christian Today - What About The Rights Of The Gay Christians Who Choose Celibacy?

 


Straight Civil Partnerships

BBC - Heterosexual couple lose civil partnership challenge

BBC Radio Scotland - The Kaye Adams Programme - 22/02/17

Segment involving David Robertson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jZhRsJ6bDU

 


Katie Couric's "Gender Revolution."

Daily Mail -  Katie Couric chats to Ellen Degeneres

 


Nigeria's Northern Christians under attack

The Spectator - Who will protect Nigeria’s northern Christians?

 


Jim Elliot in the Amazon.

BBC - Killed for Christ in the Amazon


UKIP Christian Soldiers?

Political Scrapbook - UKIP Campaigners say Christians are 'committing treason against God' if they don't support Brexit

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Quantum 98 - Anti-Fascism: The new Fascism

February 4, 2017

David Robertson picks his way through the links and threads that tie all these topics together...

  • The New Fascism.
  • The New Judge?
  • Same Sex Marriage in the Churches of Norway and England.
  • Transgender Reversion.
  • UK Parliament votes to begin Article 50 Brexit negotiations.
  • Tam Dayell.
  • The Doomsday Clock.
  • Euthenasia murder.
  • Anti-Theist murder.

 


 

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The New Fascism.

The Guardian - When they go low, going high is not enough – video

CNN - Berkeley: '150 masked agitators' ahead of Milo Yiannopoulos talk

 


 The new Judge? Gorsuch, abortion and the danger of confirmation bias in world views

BBC World News - Neil Gorsuch: The man who could shape American law for decades

BBC News - Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as nominee for Supreme Court

Desiring God- http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/wise-women-build

Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell interviewed on Fox News about SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch and abortion.

 


Same Sex Marriage in the Churches of Norway and England

 
 
 BBC Radio 4  - Today Programme 26th January 2017
 

Transgender Reversion


Tam Dayell - His basic principles

 

The Doomsday Clock

Christian Today - As Doomsday Draws Near And The Devil Seeks To Swallow Us Up, The Only Answer Is In Jesus


Trump's Ban

TheWeeFlea.com - Donald Trump, the American Immigration Crisis and the Hummus Revolution

 


Euthenasia murder

 
 

 Anti-Theist Murders Christian

 
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Quantum 97 – Northern Ireland Trumps the Marches over Abortion.

January 30, 2017

David Robertson offers a Christian perspective on some of the messages that have been doing the rounds in the media recently:

*  Northern Ireland politics.

*  Trump’s Inauguration and the reaction to it.

*  The Women’s March and the March for Life.

*  The Queen, the Establishment and Faith.

*  Sherlock and books in UK homes.

 

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Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness

Belfast Telegraph – Ian Paisley: My dad prayed regularly with Martin McGuinness… and the first time we met he laughed when I made a quip about balaclavas

BBC Northern Ireland – ‘Thank you’ – Ian Paisley’s words to Martin McGuinness

 


 

Trump’s Inauguration Speech and the reaction that followed

BBC’s Andrew Neal interviewing Ted Malloch.

Independent Journal Review – SNL Writer’s Tweet About Barron Trump is Beyond Unfunny–It’s Being Called ‘Vile’ and ‘Disgusting’

 

Bustle – “Funny” Tweets About Barron Trump At The Inauguration Are Not Appropriate

The Nation – Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer Got Punched—You Can Thank the Black Bloc

 


Women’s March and the March for Life

 

Sheologians Podcast: Summer White interviews Feminists at Women’s March in Phoenix

 

 

 

LifeSite News – Trump ends funding of abortion oversees: Press Sec. Sean Spicer

 

BBC News – Netherlands government to counter Trump abortion funding ban

 


The Queen, the Establishment and Faith.

Premier Christianity – Queen’s chaplain quits to condemn Qur’an reading at church

 


Sherlock and books

The Scotsman – 1 in 10 homes don’t own books while smart device ownership soars

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Quantum 96 - Trump, Streep and the BBC Transgender Documentary

January 21, 2017

President Trump, Meryl Streep, the BBC Documentary," Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?" and Nicola Sturgeon's commitment to the TIE Campaign are some of the topics David Robertson covers this week before challenging Scottish politicians from all parties to stand up and defend parents and children, in the face of activist pressure and online abuse.

For more info on Solas, please visit www.solas-cpc.org

 

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President Trump

TheWeeFlea.com:  Is Donald Trump the Christian President?

Washington Times: Calif. church to stop praying for president by name, says ‘Trump’ is ‘literally a trauma trigger’

BBC: Full Donald Trump Press Conference - 11/Jan/2017

 


Meryl Streep

TheWeeFlea.com:  A Cry in the Dark? Dear Meryl…

 


Feedback on Israel.

Quantum 94 - Comments on Israel

 


Home Secretary's Hate Speech.

British police registered as a "hate incident" a speech by the Home Secretary at the Conservative Party conference after a professor of physics at Oxford University complained about it under hate-speech laws the Home Secretary herself okayed.

The Spectator:  Watch: Andrew Neil skewers Oxford professor over hate crime claim

The Spectator: If Amber Rudd doesn’t like being investigated for a ‘hate incident’, she should change the law

 


UK Government minister labels opposition to Same Sex Marriage as ‘extremist.’

Daily Mail: Religious extremists ARE infiltrating other schools in the same way as in the Trojan Horse scandal, integration tsar Louise Casey warns MPs

 


Nicola Sturgeon voices her support for TIE Campaign and LGBT-inclusive education.

Third Force News: Nicola Sturgeon commits to LGBT inclusive education in Scots schools

The Scotsman:  Dare to debate this damaging idea that gender is a social construct

BBC iPlayer:  Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?

Sunday Herald: Christian right accused of whipping up 'trans panic'

TheWeeFlea.com: Debate About Gender Issues – Letter in The Sunday Herald

 


Eugene Cernan.

Fox News: Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

 


Nigerian Leaders Singing, "Oh God Our Help In Ages Past."

 

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Quantum 95 - Ten ‘Prophecies’ for the Church in 2017

January 14, 2017

Dramatically increasing his stoning prospects, David Robertson doubles-down on the prophecies for 2017. This week's it's the prospects for the Church in the West;

  • Mainstream decline.
  • Post-modern evangelicals.
  • American charismatic next big thing.
  • Creflo Dollar won't be back.
  • Greater unity.
  • Salt and light in the public square.
  • The Reformation.
  • US Evangelicals split over Donald Trump.
  • Reaching the poor.
  • Africa and Asia.

 


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TheWeeFlea.com – Ten Prophecies re the Church in 2017

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Quantum 94 - Ten ‘Prophecies’ for Society/Culture in 2017

January 6, 2017

David Robertson is neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but as an observer of culture and society he gives ten suggestions that might be the main issues in this coming year; The Queen, Israel, Brexit, the War against Humanity, Islam and Islamophobia, Donald Trump, British Politics, Celebrities, Automation and Censorship.

 

Next week, it's the turn of the Church in 2017.

 


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TheWeeFlea.com - Ten ‘Prophecies’ for Society/Culture in 2017

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Quantum 93 - Merry Christmas

December 22, 2016

A wee Christmas message from David Robertson and Andy Bannister.

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Rebuild Haiti - An EP of Christmas Songs
Help Mission International reach out to Haiti this Christmas by downloading their EP of songs by Scottish singer/songwriters David Henderson, Lins Honeyman and Allan McKinlay. Your donations - through Mission International - will help alleviate the poverty faced by so many in the amazing country that is Haiti.

https://rebuildhaiti.bandcamp.com/

 

SHORT/ANSWERS on Christmas.

05 |  Is belief in God just like belief in Santa Claus?

06 | What's all the fuss about Christmas?

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Quantum 92 - Puberty Blockers, Universities and Secular Swimming Pools

December 19, 2016

This week, in the last Quantum for 2016, David Robertson looks at some of the world view messages that we're hearing (or not hearing) being expressed through the media.

 


 

1) Gender / Transgender Update.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Council of Europe - The Istanbul Convention
 
 

 

2) University and Education

 
"Social constructionism is the doctrine that all human roles are socially constructed. They’re detached from the underlying biology and from the underlying objective world."
Dr Jordan Petersen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

3)  Secular swimming pools

 

BBC - Funds raised to open pool in Lewis on Sabbath

National Secular Society - Sabbath swimming campaign succeeds, thanks to islanders and secularists

SPIN ALERT - Of course, another way of looking at this story is that, since the Indiegogo 60 day crowdfunding campaign was about to expire without meeting its fundraising pledge target, the 'All-or-Nothing' campaign would have collapsed without raising a penny unless the NSS had stepped in at the end to fund 20% themselves.

 "The special mark of the modern world is not that it is skeptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it. It says, in mockery of old devotees, that they believed without knowing why they believed. But the moderns believe without knowing what they believe - and without even knowing that they do believe it. Their freedom consists in first freely assuming a creed, and then freely forgetting that they are assuming it. In short, they have always an unconscious dogma; and an unconscious dogma is the definition of a prejudice."
G.K. Chesterton, from an article in the Illustrated London News, March 15, 1919.
 
 
 

 

4) Conflict in Syria - Alleppo.

 
 
 
 

 

5) Deaths.

 
 
 
Greg Lake
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Quantum 91 - The Transgender ‘Debate’ in the UK Parliament

December 8, 2016

In the beginning God made them male and female and at the end the British Parliament decided that they were not.  David Robertson reflects on the recent Transgender Equality debate in the House of Commons, the potential impact of people being able to change their legal sex by self declaration and the risks of extending the protection given to “gender reassignment” under our equalities legislation  to “gender identity.”


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TheWeeFlea.com - The Tyranny of the Progressives – Another Step Backwards

 

Hansard - Transgender Equality Debate - 1 Dec 2016

 

New Statesman - What's missing from the transgender debate? Any discussion of male violence

 

Pink News - Labour MP Caroline Flint claims trans-friendly toilets are dangerous for women

 

BBC - Transgender child: The boy putting his female puberty on hold

 


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Iain Craig - So full and yet so foolish (2016)

 

 

 

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Quantum 90 - Castro, Crime, Wealth, Taxes and the Anglicans.

December 2, 2016
David Robertson offers a Christian perspective on some of the recent news and events.

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1. Fidel Castro.
 
2. Tamara Ecclestone.
 
3. Goldman Sachs.
 
4. Lord Mackay's Budget comments.
 
5. Hate Crime.
 
6. Scottish Government renames Offenders.
 
7.  Post Truth Follow up.
 
8.  The Anglicans.
 
 9. Teresa May.
 
10. Vegan fivers.
 

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College of Policing - How to handle hate crime
 
College of Policing - Hate Crime Operational Guidance
 
 
 
 
 
 

|   MUSIC   |

 
The Afro Cuban All Stars - Habana del Este
Marillion - Rich
The B-52's - Bad Influence
Primal Scream - (I'm Gonna) Cry Myself Blind
2CELLOS - Smooth Criminal
Richard Ashcroft - Born Again
Lenny Kravitz - Believe
The Piano Guys - This Is Your Fight Song (Rachel Platten Scottish Cover)
Norah Jones - Man Of The Hour
Beautiful Eulogy - Exile Dial Tone
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