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‘Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.”‘  ~ Exodus 8:19a  


Funny search engine terms used to find my blog:

  • i hate lake pointe church in rockwall

  • kyle the traffic cone

  • bible housing crisis

  • brian franklin tanzania


  • Civilian deaths in the war in Afghanistan have increased 60% thus far this year.




  • I truly hope events do not actually mirror predictions; still, I would once again urge us to all get our financial houses in order—quickly: ‘Fortis expects a complete collapse of the US financial markets within a few days to weeks. That explains, according to Fortis, the series of interventions of last Thursday to retrieve € 8 billion. “We have been saved just in time. The situation in the US is much worse than we thought”, says Fortis chairman Maurice Lippens. Fortis expects bankruptcies amongst 6000 American banks which have a small coverage currently. But also Citigroup, General Motors, there is starting a complete meltdown in the US.”




  • Atheists are so tolerant and understanding: ‘It’s good that Christians homeschool. We need citizens to clean our toilets and mow our lawns. Perhaps some homeschooled Christians will be able to fill these types of jobs. The rest will be unemployable retards like their parents.’




  • I wholeheartedly believe that parents should be liberal with their support for and affirmation of their children. A great deal of the motivation behind a child’s efforts lies in his search for his parents’ approval and we should be quick to recognise and fulfill that need. However, it should also be tempered with a copious amount of realism and (if need be) infused humility. Cheering on your child for his effort and celebrating his success should not be confused with a need to tell your child he is the best at everything he does—especially if it is not actually the case. Just ask former Aggie basketball player Deandre Jordan. After being told he is the greatest player for so long, he believed it—and it probably cost him millions of dollars.




  • The first flashing red alert, however, did not appear when the writer portrayed “God the Father” as a black woman, and the “Holy Spirit” as an Asian woman.’






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Written by ninepoundhammer

July 1, 2008 at 7:02 pm

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  1. In 2 to 4 weeks when the financial markets don’t implode, can I take off my tin foil hat? It is just a financial readjustment, one that is way over due. For some reason everyone things we should always be in a growth market. The fed has artificially starved off an economic correction for to many years now. As a result people have moved their life styles to match: living beyond their means, pay check to paycheck, credit to the limit, ect. we just need a nice little recession to clean things up.. Kind of an economic enema.


    July 3, 2008 at 6:38 am

  2. I don’t know what you are looking at, Brandon, but the markets ARE imploding. The Federal Reserve-created bubbles are bursting all over the place. The Dollar continues to fall in value, energy costs are rising, food costs are rising, banks are failing, the DOW is tanking, and many folks in the know are saying that it is going to get MUCH worse before it gets any better. One of the main reasons is because the Fed–which is largely responsible–continues to pursue the very policies that caused and exacerbated the situation, such as credit expansion, interest rate manipulation, and money creation (inflation).

    In contrast, gold continues to increase in value–up $44 dollars in just a couple of days. The banks around the world which hold about $5 TRILLION in U.S. currency reserves are getting skiddish–and when they start to dump that money on the world market–LOOK OUT FOR THE FALLING DOLLAR!!

    This should not be coming as a surprise–except that most folks have not been paying attention. I was reading guys warning about the coming housing market crash FOUR YEARS AGO–but nobody listened.

    Until we embark on sensible–and ethical–monetary/ budget policies, we are in for more of the same. Cut spending and fix the value of the dollar. It’s that simple.


    July 3, 2008 at 7:18 am

  3. I added a new search term for finding your website…see if you can figure out which one is mine.

    Without getting into your debate with Brandon, I will simply mention that economists refer to the different policies as monetary and fiscal policies, not monetary and budget policies. This is because budget policies are a subset of fiscal policies; like a square is a parrallelogram, but there are many more parrallelograms that, along with the square, help make up the quadrilateral family!
    (I kind of like this analogy because even parrallelograms alone do not make up all quadrilaterals, which is similar to monetary policies not being the only option and fiscal policies not being the only option…together they are the whole; for a government at least. I’m actually smiling right now…can we talk economic theory more?)

    Regardless of that little clarification, I do find your discussions about the economy interesting…which would make sense since that is my discipline. (I suppose you like history eh?)


    July 3, 2008 at 11:10 am

  4. Eric: Could it be ‘funny search engine terms used to find my blog’ that you employed? Very crafty. 🙂


    July 3, 2008 at 11:16 am

  5. I don’t really like the “retarded homeschoolers” article. I understand the frustration of the author because someone is continually in correspondence with him bashing his way of life; however, how is calling for mass response by every homeschooler you know and every homeschool organization you know the right reaction? Would not the right reaction be something more along the lines of turning the other cheek and praying for them? Instead, the author is wanting people to essentially boast in themselves so the opponent will feel intimidated. Rather than doing this, the author should call for people to pray for them or something. We should not be up in arms against some guy who says something we don’t believe is correct, just to show we are right and he is wrong. There are people all over the place that want to say outrageous things if it means they can trip you up…Satan is always lurking. By pushing you to behave like them, they are succeeding.


    July 4, 2008 at 10:40 am

  6. I’ll have to disagree with you on that one, Eric. When I read about some of my Christian heroes, they certainly did not lay down and let pagans walk all over them. I am sure that you would agree that we should not be petty nor vindictive, but contending for the faith means to stand in the breach and defend our beliefs. Maybe we just disagree with what that looks like and/ or how it works itself out. One thing for sure, though: If we allow nonsense like what that dude is spouting to go unchallenged, we shouldn’t be surprised to one day wake up in a completely post-Christian society.


    July 4, 2008 at 1:58 pm

  7. I agree with standing up for your beliefs, but why rally a bunch of troops just cuz some random Joe said a few crazy things? If this were a case of that random joe being a congressman who was trying to pass a crazy law, I would agree. But as far as I can tell, this is just some guy. That being said, I also believe standing up for what you believe and boasting in your own devices are different. It seems he wants people to boast in their own successes and say how great they have turned out. How does that glorify God?


    July 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm

  8. I reckon I just disagree with you on this one, Eric. My understanding is that he is answering the atheist’s charge that homeschool parents (and their children) are retards by having them post their qualifications and accomplishments. I am not sure there is a better method for doing so.


    July 5, 2008 at 7:44 am

  9. I read a lot of the posts and it seems that some, if not many, were prideful and focused on what they accomplished. I believe that instead of being man-centered in the posts it would have been better served to be God-centered and speak of the blessings God bestowed on his people. Talking of the grace and mercy that God has freely given to us. By speaking of what we have done seems to be no different than his argument, that what we do is all that matters in this world. I also don’t think that we should measure success the way the world measures success. In fact, we should concern ourselves about what scripture says about success. I agree that we should work hard and do our best to honor God and be a good example, but it should not matter what station we hold here in this temporal place, your treasures have been stored up in heaven.


    July 8, 2008 at 10:28 pm

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