- 27 july 2015 -

Oh, The Irony...

is the irony of the name of this group lost on anyone?
Two street preachers were brutally beaten—punched and kicked—by a crowd at a gay pride festival in Seattle and the entire melee was captured on video.

The preachers were holding signs reading "Repent or Else" and "Jesus Saves From Sin." The video shows a group of people initially screaming and threatening the men during Pridefest at the Seattle Space Needle.

Television station KOMO reported that some of the attackers belonged to a group called NOH8.

- Charisma News -
source: http://www.charismanews.com/...

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- 18 july 2015 -

Sowell And Hilarity

this is a quite fascinating quote of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Thomas Sowell:
Another cliche that has come into vogue is that slavery is "America's original sin." The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch phrase could stop thinking for fifty years. Catch phrases about slavery have stopped people from thinking, even longer than that.

- Thomas Sowell -
source: http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell070715b.php3

in my opinion, number one thinking stopping word or phrase: "racist"...

and from USA Today, a diesel shop owner by the name of Brian Klawiter, of Michigan, commented on his belief about homosexuality. the post has been removed, so here is the post as quoted by the newspaper:

I would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons. Homosexuality is wrong, period. If you want to argue this fact with me then I will put your vehicle together with all bolts and no nuts and you can see how that works.

- USA Today -
source: http://www.usatoday.com/...

laughed out loud...

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- 3 july 2015 -

To Pray Or Not To Pray

found this while cleaning out some email. Michael Horton comments on the question "Should You Pray for God to Save Your Loved Ones?":
Calvinists hear Arminian friends ask this question all the time. It’s usually intended as a rhetorical question. In other words, it’s really a statement: If you believe that your unbelieving friend is dead in sin until God unilaterally regenerates him or her, and that God has unconditionally chosen whom he will save, then what’s the point? Que sera, sera: Whatever will be, will be.

For years now, I’ve reversed this rhetorical question, asking, Why would anyone pray for the conversation of their loved one if God were not sovereign in dispensing his grace? Arminians shouldn’t pray for God to save their loved ones, because God could reply, “Look, I’ve done my part; now the ball is in your court.” Yet, I note, Arminians are typically no less zealous in praying for the salvation of the lost than Calvinists. We’re at one on our knees.

- Micahel Horton -
source: http://www.whitehorseinn.org/...

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- 2 july 2015 -

Flip Flop

I don't recall where I heard this comment about politcal correctness and the world we live in now. things have flip flopped to a ridiculous point, although you could easily make a biblical case for what is going on. Isaiah 5:8 and following anyone? here is my paraphrase of the comment:
It used to be the youth who would do whatever they felt like to get a reaction and the parents would be conservative. In the current politcally correct world it has been reversed. Now the youth are the ones who are taught to be conservative via political corretcness, especially at the college level, and the parents are "cutting loose" of a sort.

- Unknown -

that didn't really come out very well but i think it gets the idea across...

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- 2 july 2015 -

Sowell On Wealth Redistribution

As usual a great article from Thomas Sowell, but here is a good summation point:
Most people who want to redistribute wealth don't want to talk about how that wealth was produced in the first place. They just want "the rich" to pay their undefined "fair share" of taxes. This "fair share" must remain undefined because all it really means is "more."

Once you have defined it — whether at 30 percent, 60 percent or 90 percent — you wouldn't be able to come back for more.

- Thomas Sowell -
source: http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell051915.php3

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