… And Otherwise Decent Folks

From First Thoughts

When I go and stick my neck out on evolution and liberal blogs not only are the attacks fierce, but so also are the irrational remarks and even censorship that pervade conversation that might otherwise be pleasant. These folks seem generally decent but often have a difficult time carrying on a . . . . Continue Reading »

When the Remake is Better

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Yes, another frivolous post.  I’ll get to something serious next week.When I was a kid in the 60s we thought only the original was worth listening to. Who, we thought, could ever be better than the Beatles? Over time my opinions changed. There are some remakes that are better than the . . . . Continue Reading »

Thing I Do Not Understand

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1. The difference between knickers and capris.2. Why chocolate chip cookies are made with morsels instead of chips.3. That I still consider myself intelligent while voting.4. How anyone can think the jerkiness and pixelation of digital images is superior to film.5. Is there a role that cannot be . . . . Continue Reading »

Apalling Leftist Racism

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Misrepresentation is an apologists greatest ally.At the core of Christian Zionism is not the destruction of Jews and Israel. What is at the heart is the literal redemption of a great number of Jews though a conversion to Christ in the last times. It is an eschatological expectation. It is not a mere . . . . Continue Reading »

Argentina a Nazi Nation?

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That’s the opinion of Bruce Wilson of American’s United for the Separation of Church and State. His opinion is formed from two components. The first is his opinion of a decision in Hawaii by governor Linda Lingle:As she announced her veto of Hawaii’s Civil Unions Bill HB444 on July . . . . Continue Reading »

Scholarship on a Budget

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This weekend we went camping out toward eastern Ohio, in a little state park just south of Zanesville. A nice quiet place, it allowed us a chance to get away and relax, and also to engage in one of our favorite hobbies – thrift and antique shops. So on Saturday we drove up into Zanesville and . . . . Continue Reading »

Political Property Implications

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From Christianity Today:In a 5-4 decision this morning, the Supreme Court said that a California law school can require a Christian group to open its leadership positions to all students, including those who disagree with the group’s statement of faith.From the Constitution (we know this as . . . . Continue Reading »