10/31/2007: Well…that’s what I’ve been doing for years anyway. Quite frankly, the Christian apologists are correct when they point at the Pagan origins of Halloween and rightfully question whether Christians ought to be partaking of the activities. Some churches answer this by having their own celebrations–I remember 4th grade, where the church that I attended […]
10/31/2007: On the eve of the anniversary of the Reformation, the United Methodist Church has decided to embrace the Deformation that is taking place in other mainline denominations, such as the Presbyterrorist Church USA and the the Episcopal Church. I say this because they have decided to keep a minister who had a sex change.
Don’t blame me…Stein Ringen, professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Oxford, said it. (emphasis mine) In this book I look inside the democracies that are usually thought to be the most robust and find them wanting-and possibly on the decline. Even those that are best by a comparative measure, such as the Scandinavian ones, […]
Once again, the Christian uber-libertarian Vox Day provides an excellent insight (emphasis mine): This is a remarkably silly notion. For one thing, the science which Galileo was “defending” wasn’t Italian, wasn’t Galileo’s and had been published for more than 80 years. For another, Sailor himself notes that “Italian contributions to science continued on fairly strong for […]
10/29/2007: After last year’s election debacle, the GOP tried to put the best face on it and suggested that they might be able to win back many of those seats that they lost. It won’t happen, and you can expect their deficit to only expand. Many GOP stalwarts are leaving the Senate, and–now–a very conservative […]
10/28/2007: The folks at the NRA will probably put this in the Armed Citizen section next month.
10/27/2007: This morning, I received the following comment from Heather regarding my piece warning against Unequal Yoke marriages: …That said, I often find myself mentoring young women in regards to the possibility of becoming unequally yoked. What you say here is right on and something I find very frustrating that so few women are willing […]
10/25/2007: In our ongoing discussion over Church authority in the life of the believer, Michael Lawrence of Boundless has written an essay that addresses the premise of whether we should obey our pastors. Much of the article addresses the concerns–raised by myself and others in the Christian single community in the blogosphere–over the prospect of […]
10/24/2007: Apparently, the man–a convicted sex offender–tried to do the socially responsible thing when he got his “urge”: he tried to castrate himself. Too bad he didn’t call Pilgrim or me. We could have added him to the ranks of the castrati.
10/24/2007: After seeing this, Pilgrim and I should extend our offer globally. We could become the Blackwater of child trafficker removal services.