The Amateur Society: Meeting Postponed To Tomorrow (Tuesday – 06.20.2017)

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Amateurs,

Our normal Monday meeting will be on Tuesday again this week because of a family obligation.

Our regular open call will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 6/20, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tomorrow at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

Podcast: On the Objective – Deep Division And Civil War 2.0 – 06.17.2017

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Join us On the Objective as your host Steven Menking (The Amateur Society), Sgt Tim (Outlaw Patriot News) and Chris Baucom (Remnant Radio Network) provide their thoughts on the Scalise shooting, societal division, and the potential for civil war. Stay tuned until the end for practical Christian solutions and encouragement in this trying time!

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Weekly Update: Gold, Silver, Bitcoin – 06.16.2017

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Approximate spot prices

Gold: $1,250 per paper ounce
Silver: $16.70 per paper ounce
Bitcoin: $2,500 per coin

Another eventful week is in the books. In the last update I said that it was time to buckle up for the summer, and this week we had an even further escalation of tensions when a Bernie Sanders volunteer leftist opened fire on Congressional Republicans, critically wounding Steve Scalise. That American legislators were attacked while practicing baseball – the historical American pastime – has a noteworthiness about it that won’t soon go away. I’d expect this to linger in the consciousness of the nation for longer than other incidents primarily because of the higher profile of the targets. We’ll see if can last through the end of the month and still be toward the front page.

As always, we’re simultaneously seeing the media meltdown trend continue unabated. It’s on overdrive now with these Manchurians. Press on comrade! Down with Trump! No to fascism! Death to capitalism! Refugees welcome here! Racism! Sexism! Privilege! It’s all so laughably boring at this point that if it weren’t literally so dangerous a brainwashed ideology it could be eliminated from public discourse by laughter and rational conversation. However, that’s not what 2017 has for us.

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Guest Post: Pastor Mike Spaulding – Southern Baptist ‘Resolution’ Microcosm of the Problem

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In what can be described as another wildly misguided missive poorly aimed and good only for virtue signaling to a cadre of reality-oblivious followers, William Dwight McKissic, an African-American Texas pastor, drafted a resolution that was considered at the annual Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Phoenix this week. What was misguided about his resolution? Simply this – McKissic sees in the so-called Alt Right, a source of unparalleled evil and hatred such that any rational individual would condemn it.

The Christian Post writer Michael Gryboski states in his write-up about the Resolution that, “The Alt Right is a political movement generally associated with white nationalism and known for launching intense attacks on ideological enemies on social media.” Oh the evil of such individuals who would oppose other people’s viewpoints along ideological lines! Note to Gryboski – this IS political discourse in America today. Social Media IS a political battlefield occupied by people of all ideologies including black supremacists, Hispanic and Latino supremacists, and every other ethnicity who has a grievance to advance.

The New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Salon, and dozens of other media platforms have all crafted a very specific progressive-leftist ideology and routinely attack people of other viewpoints. Gryboski’s seemingly innocuous statement is in fact a clear example of the fallacy of prima facie – assuming something to be true when even a cursory investigation proves that it is not. His attempt to smear the Alt Right by connecting it with white supremacists is an old ploy often used by individuals with an agenda to minimize and marginalize when public discourse cannot persuade.

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Soaring Eagle Radio 90 – Dr. William Watson – Dispensationalism Before Darby

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Click here to listen to Pastor Mike Spaulding interview Dr. William Watson on Soaring Eagle Radio!

For years, critics of premillennialism have argued that John Nelson Darby was the source of the doctrine of the rapture and the theological system of thought known as dispensationalism. The evidence says something entirely different though. Darby was in fact following a long line of British clergy who anticipated the restoration of Jews to a national homeland and the imminent return of Jesus Christ.

Stay tuned for my conversation with Dr. William Watson about his book, “Dispensationalism Before Darby,” in this episode of SER.

William Watson Bio

William C. Watson is Professor of History at Colorado Christian University and specializes in seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century English history.  He received a B.A. in History from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and M.Div. from Talbot School of Theology, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in British history from the University of California, Riverside. He was a 2004 Fulbright Scholar in Moldova and is a frequent conference speaker on British theology and history.

Podcast: The Amateur Society – Artificial Intelligence And Augmented Reality – 06.13.2017

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On the heels of our technology discussion last week, tonight we will be asking questions about the potential and limitations on artificial intelligence. Looking at the event schedule at London Tech Week, we examine many critical trends. How can we make sense of all the interwoven, complication notions and terms that are connected to this influential area of study? What are the boundaries on the social, cultural, and economic impact of this powerful trend over the course of the coming years? Where is all this headed and what should we do now in order to engage and respond to these existential changes?

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The Amateur Society: Artificial Intelligence And Augmented Reality

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Tuesday 6/13, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

On the heels of our technology discussion last week, tonight we will be asking questions about the potential and limitations on artificial intelligence. How can we make sense of all the interwoven, complication notions and terms that are connected to this influential area of study? What are the boundaries on the social, cultural, and economic impact of this powerful trend over the course of the coming years? Where is all this headed and what should we do now in order to engage and respond to these existential changes?

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven