Peddling Lies. Apollo 11 was the first moon landing by a man stepping on its surface in 1969. At the time of this glorious NASA achievement I was serving in Viet Nam, but even in the midst of a terrible war, I took the time to get-up with the news of this great exploit. There has been a total of 8 man landings from 1969 to 1972. No small feat for NASA and the United States. The ancillary inventions from these explorations have benefited our country as a whole technologically. (Science is excellent with its discoveries if they do not sojourn into the realm of metaphysics.) The proof of this NASA achievement is overwhelming. There is a fringe group using false propaganda to discredit the historical facts of the landing. The first conspiracy book called “We Never Went to the Moon” has generated a movement to persuade 6% to 20% Americans over the years the landing was a hoax. Despite the fact that the “Reconnaissance Orbiter” photos clearly reveal Armstrong’s footprints on the lunar surface. The peddling of lies is and always will be big business creating a Utopia of Chaos. The conspirators remind me of the little old lady from Pasadena, California, whose motto was, “Don’t confuse me with the facts young man, I have my mind already made up.”
The landing on earth by Jesus Christ some two thousand years ago has its distractors as well. Every reliable scholar today knows that the historical Jesus is a fact. The forensic snapshot visibly shows Jesus Christ’s footprints on earth. Ten times New York best seller Paul Johnston said, “No serious scholar holds that view now [Jesus is a Myth], and it is hard to see how it ever took hold, for the evidence of Jesus’s existence is abundant.”
Some can and still do squabble over His deity, but no serious scholar holds the view He was an invention of whatever floating conspiracy might be around. I know, there will be those of you who will still follow the little old lady from Pasadena.
Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologists, suggested in her reports no sexual taboos detailing in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures. She claimed that amongst the Islanders’ sex was free without any taboos. Her findings influenced the 1960s sexual revolution. She was a proponent of broadening sexual mores within a context of traditional Western religious life. However, in 1983, Dr. Freeman charged that Dr. Mead’s influential 1928 account, ”Coming of Age in Samoa,” was mistaken and misleading in its depiction of uncomplicated sexual freedom there and that it had been shaped to support an academic theory rather than to report the realities of Pacific island society. In fact, “anthropologist Margaret Mead, herself a sexual libertine, managed to convince herself and the millions who read her books that the Samoan culture she had studied was a paradise of free love. The fact, as proven later, was that the Samoans were ferocious defenders of female chastity and regarded both premarital sex and adultery with horror.”
The sorrowful business of liberal intelligentsia is to make a name for themselves, at all cost, even if that means to deny the truth. The mainstream media who makes its profits from the sensationalism licks it up. They are the sycophants of the liberal intelligentsia that propagate their mendacities.
Dr. Freeman’s challenge was initially greeted with disbelief or anger from liberals in academia but gradually won wide — although not complete — acceptance. For further reading of her blind research of the sexual realities of the peoples of the Pacific Islands read: Professor Freeman’s further research (”The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead,” Westview Press, Boulder, Colo., 1999).
Why does much of academia find it so necessary to create a morality outside of tradition? Maybe, the answer lies in the assumption that these intellectuals want to make a name for themselves, to do so, they must be constant discovery of new territory for humanity; like Columbus finding the new world – land ahoy! The liberal shouts, which is nothing more than a mirage. But to do this, they must have the propensity to reject the obvious facts that they wish not to admit. You got it; it’s the little old lady from Pasadena fan club.
2 Peter 2:12-15 “But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their corruption, and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their deceptions while they feast with you, having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness…”