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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Hey, hey, whaddya say! How ’bout a gay at the CIA!

06-Jan-09

Radio personality Michael Savage, commenting on Mr. Obama’s nomination of Leon Panetta for CIA director, says he cares only about experience in a job like that.  To emphasize the point, Savage explained that moral issues would not influence this fact, saying that he doesn’t care how a person behaves sexually after work and wouldn’t care […]

Glad tidings from the religion of peace

05-Jan-09

As if we needed any reminder that idolatry is a Really Bad Thing, this article from Associated Press helps clarify things a bit.  Any kind of idolatry is evil, and all of us are born sinners.  Hopefully there won’t be a lot of dispute about those assertions.  But some forms of idolatry are worse than […]

Rocket man

04-Jan-09

The video quality is not the best on this link, but toward the end of the race there’s an overhead shot that conveys the impression about how fast these people can run.  This is a 400-meter race, which for you engineering types, is 437 yards, 1 foot, 4 inches.  Essentially it’s the same as the […]

Context, context, context

03-Jan-09

Second Chronicles 7:14 is familiar to anyone who’s ever attended a revival meeting at a Baptist or Pentecostal church.  “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and […]

Israel’s right to exist

02-Jan-09

In another filament of the worldwide web, I asked a rather vitriolic opponent of Israel whether he believed Israel has any right to exist.  He declined to answer on the grounds that the question is moot — Israel is there, after all. But the question is not moot at all.  If Israel has a right […]

Okay, so, like… where IS Al Gore?

01-Jan-09

Tobiah in the modern storehouse

01-Jan-09

When Nehemiah returned from his state visit to Babylon, he found Tobiah living in the storehouse of the temple. For those not familiar with the story of Nehemiah, suffice to say that Tobiah was an enemy of God’s people and had opposed Nehemiah at every turn. The advice of Deep Throat might have been taken […]