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The Good – The Bad – The Skanky

November 26, 2007

If one did not posses the sure promises of God the reader of these stories could easily be tossed to and fro (not that anyone uses the word fro anymore):

The Good.  This machine can take a complete picture of your heart in two beats.  Watch the video embeded into the article.  Remarkable.

The Bad.  Patrick J. Buchanan is predicting the end of America.  He does so in a new book:  Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart.  This may or may not be bad, depending on your country of origin…  For the average American though… 

My goodness I don’t know what we will do if Starbucks has to shut down because the Chinese decide to cash in their I.O.U.s.

The Skanky.   I have been talking about this for some time now, but  Celia Rivenbark has written a book that appears to speak for me.  I do not think her foundation is Christian, let alone Trinitarian, but she puts her finger on the problem no doubt. (click the text below for the whole shebang.)  HT: Mark Horne

… We headed for our favorite department store, ready to take that leap into the world of 7–16. Bye-bye, 4–6X, I thought to myself with a tug of sadness. My baby was growing up.And apparently into a prostitute.“Where are the sevens?” I asked the sixty-something clerk who wore her glasses on a chain just like me.“You’re standing in ’em,” she said.Oh no, I thought, looking around. Oh no, no, no, no, no, no.“There must be some mistake,” I said. “These are, well, slutty-looking. I’m talking about clothes for a little girl in first grade.”

“That’s all we’ve got.”

“But these look like things a hooker would wear!”

She smiled sadly. “You have no idea how many times I hear that every day.

Okay, breathe. This is just some weird marketing experiment. Right?

I went into my second-favorite department store and was invited to peruse the awfulness that is Tweenland! A better name would be Lil Skanks!

Sequins, fringe, neon glitter tank tops with big red lips on them, fishnet sleeves, scary dragon faces lunging from off-the-shoulder T-shirts. Whither the adorable seersucker? The pastel floral short sets? The soft cotton dresses in little-girl colors like lavender, pale pink, periwinkle blue? This stuff practically screamed SYRINGE SOLD SEPARATELY.

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The Fool Has Said…

October 17, 2007

… in his heart that there is no God.

This actually goes well with my previous post.  George Grant’s blog does not have a link back feature so I cannot give him a proper hat tip.  But, if you wish to check out the post I am referencing then click here and go to October 10th and the post entitled The Threat of Creation.

Dr. Grant brought to my attention a European Council decision to support a resolution to urge its members to oppose all creationism.

From Dr. Grant: 

On October 4, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted 48 to 25 in support of the resolution entitled the dangers of creationism in education in which the legislative body urged its 47 constituent governments to “firmly oppose” the teaching of Creationism, arguing that such beliefs are “promoted by forms of religious extremism” seeking to “to impose religious dogma “ at the expense of children’s “education. “

The idea of a Creator is dangerous to be sure.  It means that there are laws not passed by a legislature.  It means that if those laws are ignored there will be hell to pay. 

One of the statements in the resolution points to the utilitarian objective in much of modern science:

Science provides irreplaceable training in intellectual rigour. It seeks not to explain “why things are” but to understand how they work.

When all that matters is the ‘how’ of creation, ethics goes out the window.  How do stem cells work?  Take them from embryos and let’s find out.  How does the brain translate a pin prick into pain?  Those less developed humans (see the post below) are available for testing. 

The Lord Jesus Christ is Lord over creation.  He is the living Word who moved the writer of Hebrews to say: 

Heb 11:3  By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

We all have our faith based religions.  The writers of this bit of drivel are full of faith.  Their faith is in an eternal materialism.  It grows our of a love of self and idolatrous reason.  May your faith be of stronger stuff… May it rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ as revealed in His word, which informs all of creation.  

By the way the resolution was drafted by French Socialists (is that redundant?).  As if you needed another reason to hate the French…

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