A Dull and Compliant People

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Those in power have learned to keep the people ignorant, fat, and happy, and as such, they will not—cannot—give the authorities any trouble.


Is Education the Answer? (Part 2)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing on Daniel 12:4 in which God tells Daniel to seal up the book, adding that knowledge shall be increased, maintains that education is the answer to life's problems only if it is founded on godly knowledge. Modern conveniences do not always make our lives qualitatively better. More Americans died of …


Liberalism and Education (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that liberalism began in Protestant philosophy and theology, suggests that by the time it infiltrated American political life through Woodrow Wilson and FDR's policies, the emphasis moved away from free thinking and liberty to managing peoples' lives, and in the words of Thomas Sowell, …


A Characterization of a None

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reports on the motion picture The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which chillingly portrays mind-control by a narcissistic teacher who molds her students into her hypocritical, amoral mindset. Like modern, amoral, leftist, liberal, progressive educators, this evil woman also assumed an elitist, supercilious stance, …


In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part Eight)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the false teachings seeping into the Corinthian congregation, submits that the ministers may not have introduced false concepts, but the membership, steeped in worldly philosophy, thoroughly twisted and misapplied the messages, adjusting them to the popular philosophical fad of the time. Similarly, …


The Nones and the True Believers

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the work The True Believers of the self-educated philosopher Eric Hoffer, an individual who was blinded as a result of an accident at early age, but then miraculously recovered his sight. Worried that he may go blind again, Eric Hoffer began voraciously reading, never stopping until right before …


1619 and 1984

Commentary by Charles Whitaker

Totalitarian governments often attempt to perpetuate their regimes through policies of 'reschooling' their citizens to bring about behavioral changes.


Is Education the Answer? (Part 3)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, comparing the behavior of ancient Israel with modern Israel, marvels that not much has changed through the millennia. Ancient Israel had a preponderance of constituents who were forgetful and stubborn, forgetting the God who parted the Red Sea, provided manna, and gave water out of a barren rock. Only the …


Is Education the Answer? (Part 1)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, taking issue with the notion of education as the panacea for all world problems, states that educating narrowly in technical skills, without giving attention to the moral dimension, does not prepare one adequately for life. Our political leaders may be highly trained in being good administrators, but …


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Seventeen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing his exposition of the angry, demon-possessed, dark fellow from Trier, Karl Marx, a mad man responsible for the deaths of over 100 million people, asserts that legions of leftist, 'progressive' humanist academics of American and European universities have proclaimed Marx the most influential voice of …


Liberal Lunacy (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a comment that the current far left political Administration has been made possible by millions of "low information voters," suggested that more people should have been alert to the early warning signs exhibited by Barack Obama, such as his refusal to wear a small American flag, his …


The Thinking Mind

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, observing that President Obama's speech immediately following a prior address by Pope Francis to the United Nations, occurring simultaneously on the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles, was perhaps the keynote speech of a sinister new world order (a Satanic counterfeit of God's coming Kingdom) in which the …


The Wisdom of Men and Faith

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh asserts that the pressures and conflicts that the church has undergone is part of a larger Zeitgeist (spirit of the time) that has embroiled institutions religious and political institutions worldwide. The mindset reflects (and is a function of) an unseen spirit world under the sway of the prince and power of the …


Dating (Part 1): The Purposes of Dating

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

A key ingredient in dating is faith in God's purpose. The relationship one has with God takes precedence over any relationship with any other human being.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Twenty-Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reading a satirical poem from a high school student, demonstrating how basic religious rights have been stripped from our educational institutions, laments that this erosion of freedom and rights against the descendants of Jacob has taken many years to unfold. The attack on the cultures of America, Britain, and …


Conditioned Response

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The defilement that begins in the heart is shaped, molded, and conditioned by the media, training people to override their conscience, desensitizing them.


Are Things Upside Down? (Part One)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon the shocking revelation that the Obama Administration has saddled this country with more indebtedness than all other presidential administrations combined, asks whether there is anything the government does well. Government knows how to grow itself (after the manner of virulent cancer cells), …


Commencement

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Graduations bring advice-laden commencement speeches designed to inspire and motivate young people, sending them out to their destinations and destinies.