Long Live Free Radicals

Long Live Free Radicals!

It turns out that some free radicals in small amounts might be in fact good for you according to a study in the Journal of Physiology. Of course the prevailing wisdom is that most free radicals do harm which has caused the demand for antioxidants to skyrocket. But some free radicals, among other things, help your heart to beat correctly. In small amounts they might also help you live longer.

See here in Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110228090404.htm

Also here: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2014/05May/Pages/Free-radicals-may-actually-be-good-for-us.aspx

This is exceeding good news for many of us. As a white male, Christian, conservative and a fierce antagonist of the strong delusion called modern liberalism I am supposedly the source of all evil – and thus a free radical. The Founding Fathers, once they declared independence, easily qualify as free radicals. David’s mighty warriors in the Bible, otherwise labeled as misfits of society, might also be considered free radicals.

Just to be clear, the Founding Fathers and David’s warriors easily qualify as great men. I qualify for no such distinction. If it was not for the grace of Jesus Christ I would probably be an anarchist or a lieutenant in a drug cartel.

Life is messy. Anyone who is married knows this. Even a mild glance at politics reveals extreme messiness. As Christians we are called to submit to God ordained authorities and respect those in government. So to speak truth to those in power and confront authority for wrongdoing can be beyond difficult. Consider Bonhoeffer against Hitler and the Founding Fathers with King George III. It is my desire to do exactly what God’s will is but even that can be messy and highly difficult. It takes great discernment along with much prayer to apply truth to an untidy situation.

However, God’s design of these special free radicals is cause for great joy. My cognitive dissonance has subsided. I can now be a free radical with a clear conscience.

Jesus is the greatest of all heroes. Bonhoeffer is right there behind him.

Also, there is merit in a man being nice, respectful, courteous and the like. But there is also a place for battle tested Christians. There is a time for combat duty Christians.

Look at how Nehemiah treated his adversaries.

There is an amazing verse in Judges 3:2; (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience)….

And amazing also is that the prophetess Deborah in Judges calls Jael the wife of Heber, “most blessed,” because she slays an evil man with her own hands – a spike through his temple of all things! See Judges chapter 5.

Surely that is not politically correct.

Long live free radicals!


The Crown Jewel of our Freedoms

This ran at the Visalia Times Delta on October 2nd, 2015.

Since the strong delusion called liberalism infects the American psyche so thoroughly few understand that the real origin of our freedoms is God Himself – not government that the liberal false narrative screams.

The crown jewel of all freedoms is religious freedom. All other freedoms emanate from this freedom. The Bolsheviks in Russia proved this. In the process of killing millions of Russian citizens these godless tyrants trashed Christianity in the 1920’s and then told the Russians where they would live, what each individual’s career would be, and how much they would be paid. This diabolical action removed personal freedoms and killed off personal initiative. The Persians in Iran foolishly gave up their right to bear arms and now the Mullahs rule the Persians with machine guns. Anything that attacks the freedom of religion is toxic to the American soul.

This strong delusion called  liberalism desires to equate Christianity with other religions like Islam but the law of non-contradiction clearly informs us that there is only one true God which is a truth that causes many to see red. If you wish to take me to task on this matter then let me ask you if you are willing to submit to Sharia law, lop your wife’s head off is she displeases you, mutilate you daughter’s genitals, and force all in your family under threat of banishment to yield to Islam? See? The truth really does matter after all – not liberal rhetoric.

It is the pure beauty of our amazing heritage that Protestants played the lions role in the founding of our great country. It is avant garde these days to attack everything Christian but the end result is a pyrrhic victory. Refuse to let the false liberal narrative deceive you regarding these matters.

[See Ravi Zacharias for an explanation on the Law of non-contradiction]