- Reason #4479 why we homeschool. Fathers across America read this and think, "Those government workers had better thank God that wasn't my daughter."
- The water had been turned off due to cold temperatures, so one church baptized a baby using cola. Specifically lemon-flavored. Flat. Personally? I'm quite sure the soda did that baby every bit as much good as water would have.
- Funny (Digg) Title Alert: Chicks can count up to three, study suggests. No kidding? I've known chicks who can count, like, 'way higher.
- Global Culture of Death Alert. First thing I did (seriously) was confirm that this article forwarded to me by Aaron was not dated April 1. It begins, "The founder of the Swiss assisted suicide clinic Dignitas was criticised yesterday after revealing plans to help a healthy woman to die alongside her terminally ill husband." That's right; what started out as mercy-killing to the terminally ill is expanding, expanding. Who could have predicted it? Any Biblical Christian. Start playing God at one point, and there's no stopping short of repentance and revival. The article contains such eye-poppers as human rights lawyer (figures) Ludwig Minelli describing suicide as a “marvellous opportunity” that should be available to the healthy, the observation that more suicides would save money for the NHS, and and this gem: “We should have a nicer attitude to suicide, saying suicide is a very good possibility to escape.” Ah yes; but escape to what (Hebrews 9:27)?
- Adventures in Apostasy alert. The Episcopal Divinity School "is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Hancock Ragsdale as the school's sixth president and dean." Who is Ms. Ragsdale? Well, she's usurped the position of a "reverend" (pastor), which give us a good hint on where the Lordship of Christ is to her. But it does get worse. She says that it is "About time!" that the Dems removed the "safe, legal, and rare" language from the party platform. [UPDATE: suddenly hey! presto! that sermon is gone. It was a bold, blustering celebration of abortion. You can see remnants on Google, but it's disappeared. Profile in courage?] She opposes doctors having freedom to abstain from butchering living babies; she says "abortion is a blessing." She says it again and again. And she says that people who fight to keep every child naked and unprotected from violent death are "saints" and her "heroes" who "are engaged in holy work."
- SECOND UPDATE to the previous point: since "Reverend" Ragsdale evidently pulled the abortion-raising sermon, here are some further resources. You can still find the whole sermon reproduced for posterity here. This article adds the shocking (not) news that, in addition to her other points of rebellion from God, Ragsdale adds lesbian behavior. Isn't it interesting that advocacy of abortion and perverse sexuality seem so often to go hand-in-hand? Not surprising, but interesting.
- Evidently, there are some things that go too far even for the ECUSA... like for instance when a female "priest" also becomes a Muslim. What a spiritual wreck this poor woman is. Wonder where she'll be in five years? Actually, considering the course of the ECUSA, they might just accept her back in at that time, eh?
- Can pictures of a snail be, to any low degree, inspirational? You judge. (Warning: I can't take responsibility for ads that flash there.)
- In my ongoing search for a cell phone, you were helpful. This isn't.
- For once, the Lost Angeles Times accidently has a pleasant story that doesn't say anything slanderous about Bush, Republicans or Christians. Well... that's probably because it's mostly pictures. Nevertheless, an historic day for them!
- And now... these!
Friday, April 03, 2009
The pickings this week are relatively sparse. From last week's interview with Ryne Pearson, the devastating heartache of nobody making much of the hysterical Bear Grylls LOTR/themed poster, to all three posts on Pyromaniacs, I've had some time-absorbing writing. Then allergies, and a two-day disaster at work. So here's what I've got for you: