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A response to the left’s latest attack on comedy

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A response to the lefts latest attack on comedy

Todd Phillips drew outrage over his comments about leaving comedy because of woke culture. This came after Charlie Day made similar comments. This also came after Dave Chappelle’s Sticks and Stones, which I highly recommended in my Friday review a few weeks ago. The Leftist outlets slammed the comedy special as unfunny, sexist, and various fictional phobias. Todd Phillip’s criticism of woke PC culture was received with all sorts of garbage arguments in reaction. The most common one I saw was that he is lazy and cannot be funny in modern time. Similar to how Dave Chappelle was called a dinosaur by the left.

This argument is extremely flawed. But first, let’s run through Todd Phillip’s filmography real quick. Road Trip, Old School, and The Hangover are among his timeless classics in the comedy genre. These movies were funny then, and are still funny now. Unlike a modern Adam Sandler movie, they have rewatch value. These movies also likely would not be allowed to be made today, least likely of all The Hangover. So if Todd Phillip’s style of comedy is relatively timeless despite being politically incorrect, is his talent really in question in present day. This does not dismiss the concern as to whether he is washed up. We’ll see how Joker is, but the previous move he wrote, War Dogs was well-received. So, unlike Will Ferrell trying to pitifully revive the Ron Burgundy character, we have no evidence yet to claim that Todd Phillips is a has-been.

The argument that humor has changed in such a short period of time fails under scrutiny. The most watched show on Netflix is The Office, a show that would not be allowed to be made today, as Steve Carell passive aggressively pointed out. Season one, though cringy, is very funny. Its (lesser) rival counterpart, Parks and Recreation, is a relatively balanced political comedy. But it’s not easy being funny and politically correct. Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, isn’t even a top five funniest character on the show where she’s the lead. Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Abrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, and Adam Scott are all funnier. Netflix wanted to pay Eddie Murphy $70 million for a special. His 1983 special on Netflix begins by making fun of gays. And guess what, his special is still really good.

The anti-sitcom, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, staring Charlie Day is well past its prime. But they can still produce high quality politically incorrect episode. The show is not held back by dated humor but nostalgia. It’s first episode is titled “The Gang Gets Racist” of all things. South Park is another example of a politically incorrect comedy whose decade old episodes are amazing. But the demise of South Park is correlated to the show’s acceptance of politically correct ideals. In 2016, the show basically endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, completely miscalculating on Trump to end such a bad season. Unable to thrive using season story arc, South Park has lost most humor. But politically incorrectness has nothing to do with this, even though the show’s downfall began at the same time as PC Principle was introduced making fun of PC culture. The show-writers got lazy, writing only ten episodes a season, because their devotion went towards monetizing their work through video games and other projects.

After having listed many shows that are politically incorrect and funny, I challenge the left to show us what they think is funny. Feminist comedy Tuca and Bertie was canceled by Netflix after one season, which indicates a pitiful ROI, since Netflix will throw (borrowed) money at anything. Of course, we are sexist for the flopping of the Ghostbusters remake, and we’re supposed to find Leslie Jones to be a stunning and brave comedian. Amy Schumer’s latest special flopped. BoJack Horseman, a tragical comedy, may be their best example, but the show has put out a handful of terrible episodes in the pursuit of this self-defeating goal. The show’s main source of humor are animal puns and total depravity, as it offers an in depth critique of nihilism. But the left’s late-night shows suck; no one watches the Oscars anymore.

Comedy, by its very nature, is to be politically incorrect. The boundaries of social taboo and the unnoticed details of humanity are to be brought to light. But comedy is also truth. The introduction of two or more premises that do not go together cause a semi-voluntary reaction. That’s why we laugh. In the end, political correctness is devoid of truth, and politically correct comedians are usually just activists doing spoken word, seeking applause or “clapter.” So, before the left wants to dictate what is and isn’t funny, perhaps they should prove their own concept first before rolling it out to the masses and canceling humor that people still enjoy.

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William Barr nails the secular upheaval of Judeo-Christian morals

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William Barr nails the secular upheaval of Judeo-Christian morals

Humans have a moral compass. We’ve had it for over 2000 years. Before we had it, there were other parts that were already being formed so mankind would have a basis for morality and absolute truth that differs from postmodernism or its emerging despicable cousin, the post-truth society of false absolutes based on personal feelings.

This moral compass is the Bible, and our adherence to Judeo-Christian beliefs as a nation and in many places around the world has helped mankind keep evil at bay. Our flawed efforts through the millennia have fallen short, not because the Word wasn’t perfect but because we are not perfect. This has eroded to the point that modern society is experiencing a secular upheaval forcing cataclysmic decay of our morality.

We are flawed. Progressives are trying to use these flaws to pull us further away from the truth of our existence and the only truly moral compass we possess. They’re doing it through media, education, and entertainment. They’re attacking churches, synagogues, and adherents to the Bible with an anti-Biblical worldview that is growing increasingly militant.

Attorney General William Barr recognizes this and expressed as much during a speech at Notre Dame last week.

William Barr’s speech on religious freedom should resonate with everyone who recognizes the degradation of our values as a people and a nation. The further we diverge from the Biblical worldview, the worse the world becomes.

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Should Church be the mission field?

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Should Church be the mission field

There is a growing prevalence of churches that want to draw people in to present the gospel. These churches, commonly referred to as “seeker friendly” churches have been one of the biggest trends in Christianity in the postmodern world. A comparison would be the analytics of Major League Baseball. Some people champion it; others loath it. For these seeker friendly churches are engaged in the advance usage of analytics and marketing. In the effort of not being dismissive in a traditionalist “get off my lawn” way, I want to examine, giving a fair shake, this prevalent trend in Christianity.

In the early church, it was inconceivable that churches would attract large audiences to present the gospel. During the time of persecution, Christians building coliseums for worship would have been lit as candles to light those coliseums while lions were fed to their brethren in an evening pagan spectacle. During the reign of the Papacy, this second phase of Christian history built cathedrals, however these architectural feats were never intended to be mission fields, rather home bases. The post-reformation segment of Christendom saw large gatherings and generational revivals but a large church does not equal a “seeker friendly” church. In American history, we have seen some readily obvious cycles of rebellion and repentance with the Great Awakenings. We aren’t in one of those periods of repentance as a society; we need to be, but I digress. If you build it and they will come is an entirely new phenomenon for physical churches.

I am unsure whether this phenomenon of seeker friendly is the result of the rebellion in our societies or a response to. However, many prominent proponents of seeker friendly churches have questionable theology such as Andy Stanley. Andy Stanley’s Deep and Wide is the bible for seeker friendly churches. There’s obvious problems with the seeker friendly church model that stem from belief systems that counter scripture, the Popularity Gospel as I have coined it.

But the original question was not contemplating the theological legitimacy of seeker friendly churches. Rather we are examining the use of church as the mission field which these famous megachurches’ methods have permeated into many bible believing churches. The origin comes from theologically void sources, however legitimate churches use much of these methods to increase the audience of the church, but I am wondering how these methods can increase the size of the church.

1Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

3For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 NASB

So if the church is to be the mission field why then is the church not interested in preaching the gospel every Sunday? Sermons on money don’t save. Sermons on not being “judgmental” don’t save. Not even sermons on loving your neighbor save. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 concisely articulates a saving message that Paul seems to have preached regularly during his time in Corinth.

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The Good News of Jesus Christ is a call to a painful death to self, daily. No work-around backdoor preaching in a way non-believers can agree with is a sufficient substitute. Using the physical building and programs as a mission field is an unprecedented means modern Christianity finds itself in. By no means, should we turn down innovative ways to baptize believers and make disciples. However, these means must do exactly that. If the church is to draw non-Christians, specifically church adverse people, in with music, atmosphere, and accommodations then the duty of the Church to Christ is to present the gospel daily.

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Child abuse: CNN uses 9-year-olds as ‘transgender’ props at Equality Town Hall

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Two distinct sciences – biology and psychology – contradict claims of inherent gender dysphoria in children. It’s not that it never happens, but study after study shows parental bias, abuse, or both are more prominent causes for children to believe they are misgendered than being “born this way.” Undeterred, the radical progressive left continues to promote the concept that child transgenderism is common and totally not the results of activist, misguided, or abusive parents.

During CNN’s “Equality Town Hall,” two 9-year-old children have been brought to the podium to ask questions of candidates. One such child, Jacob, was accompanied by his mother, Mimi Lemay, who happens to be a member of the Parents for Transgender Equality National Council.

Conservatives on Twitter were quick to point out the spectacle CNN was trying to propagate in their question to stay “woke” and relevant at the same time.

What? Only three Tweets? Fortunately, most Americans were either watching football, shopping for Halloween candy, or doing literally anything other than watching CNN’s town hall. It was that bad… from what I hear.

Here’s the reality of the Democrats’ agenda. They feel like they must pander to secure not only the votes of those in the community but also the large number of radical progressives not in the community, but who wish they were. This is 100% for nomination purposes only. Once a Democrat emerges victorious, the LBGTQ community will be pushed to the bottom of the Democrats’ and CNN’s priority list. Why? Because they represent a secure voting block for Democrats.

This is what makes it so unfortunate that children like Jacob are used to promote an agenda. At 9-years-old, he isn’t old enough to understand the complexities of politics. He’s also not only enough to be definitively experiencing gender dysphoria from a clinical perspective. Even progressive doctors acknowledge post-puberty sexual awareness is a prerequisite for true gender dysphoria to arise. At 9-years-old, he’s still just confused at best and brainwashed at worst.

Parents participating in this type of brainwashing should be investigated for abuse. Shame on CNN for promoting this type of child exploitation for the sake of appeasing those who hold a radical political ideology.

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