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Ayn Rand–Ayn Rand So Far Away

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‘But if through my lie God’s truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.’  ~ Romans 3:7, 8

 

Funny search engine terms used to find my blog:

– “heather ferguson” “daniel miller” [Patricia may not be the only one with a stalker!]

– the dancing question r.l. dabney [I prefer the Electric Slide. Next question.]

– presidents drinking beer [The country might be better off…]

בירה [Any seminarians want to help with this one?]

– idaho intravenous vitamin c [It’s better than the stuff you get from Wisconsin, anyway.]

– year 6 farewell party [Where did year 5 go?!]

 

 

 

 

The olde Dress Greens, circa 1989.  (Dig the buzz cut!)

 

  • ‘Question: Should Stephen be subject to civil or criminal liability for deserting his employers and violating the terms of his contract? That contract was certainly valid at the time of its execution. But it became defective when Stephen’s employer required him to commit crimes against innocent people. A contract requiring a party to commit a crime is not enforceable.’

 

This 1980’s Moment is brought to you by: Stevie Nicks 

 

 

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August 31, 2008 at 6:10 pm

The Fifty-first State?

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‘Congress shall make no law … prohibiting … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.’  ~ First Amendment to the united States Constitution

Right to assemble and petition. The people have the right peaceably to assemble for the common good, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances, by petition or remonstrance.’  ~ Article II, Section 24 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado

Yeah, right.

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August 30, 2008 at 7:41 am

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Power Chords and Tartans

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No purpose for this video other than the fact that it is one of the best 25 rock songs…EVER.  I dare you–DARE–to watch this and not succumb to the urge to play air guitar.  (You CAN’T DO IT!)

 

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August 30, 2008 at 6:56 am

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It’s Just About Winning. Period. (Sigh)

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‘My people— infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.’  ~ Isaiah 3:12b

 

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August 29, 2008 at 10:55 am

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You Have the Right–uh, Obligation–to Remain Seated…

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‘For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.’  ~ Exodus 20:11

 

 

 

One of the most maddening things about Evolution apologists’ arguments is their tendency to draw enormous and unwarranted inductive conclusions from little—or no—evidence whatsoever.  My charitable side would like nothing more than to forgive their transgressions by chalking the errors up being overeager or excited by new ‘discoveries.’  However, a larger part of me can’t help but feel that a significant number of their ‘conclusions’ are the result of outright and orchestrated deceptions.  Coupled with the fawning and cooperative press who report the ‘findings’ as fact without so much as a whisper of opposing viewpoints, it is little wonder that Darwin’s grand deception is accepted as fact by the general public and is the expected presupposition for discussion about the world and universe around us.

 

For example, there are many troubling aspects in this article which describes what is purported to be an archeological find in Germany that provides definitive ‘proof’ of the evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs:

 

         Although Evolution is promulgated as proven ‘fact’ by the vast majority of scientists (the question arises then why it remains the ‘Theory’ of Evolution and not a Law), the article itself describes how previous evolutionary dogma is, apparently, errant: ‘Scientists previously believed that dinosaurs evolved from smaller reptilians around 235 million years ago.’  So, we must wonder, if previously declared air-tight conclusions were wrong, how reliable are the current ‘facts’ we are given? 

         Further into the article we discover that the ‘amazing discovery’ of the supposed evolutionary link actually consists of mere ‘remnants’ of ‘bone fragments’.  There is no entire fossilised body, only ‘fragments.’  This is reminiscent of the Nebraska Man fossil which was supposed to prove the Missing Link Theory—only to be revealed as ONE TOOTH—one PIG’S tooth, actually.

         A few lines later the article let’s the cat out of the bag.  What is reported as an important evolutionary discovery is yet to be confirmed.  It is presented as fact yet it has not yet been verified!

         The article ends by presenting another piece of dubious information as if it were fact by referencing the Archaeopteryx as a proven link between birds and dinosaurs.  Thankfully, our friends over at Answers in Genesis long ago proved why that is not the case at all.

 

What can be taken away from this article (and others like it) is that Evolution is based upon hyper-inductive reasoning and extreme speculation, that it is stated as fact when that is simply not the case, and is believed with blind obedience by many folks who are either unwilling or unable to think about what is being shoved down our throats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • We hear how the Republican Party (and the Democrats, to some extent) has been subverted and taken over by neoconservatives.  What exactly is neoconservatism?  Lew Rockwell explains here in a short podcast. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘Thus, over the fate of an Abyssinian slave empire, Britain drove her faithful World War I ally into the arms of a Nazi dictator Mussolini loathed and had wished to confront beside Britain. And Abyssinia was overrun. Are we making the same mistake in the Caucasus? 

 

 

  • What we haven’t been told in the news: President Bush appears to be preparing the U.S. for war with Iran.  ‘Here is the basic story. Two aircraft carrier task forces, the Abraham Lincoln and the Peleliu, are already in the Persian Gulf. This is verifiable on the Websites of the carriers. A third task force, the Iwo Jima, was dispatched to the Gulf on August 22. This has been verified by a naval source. Two more – the Theodore Roosevelt and the Ronald Reagan – are said to be sailing to the Gulf, but I was unable to verify this from official sources. The Jerusalem Post reported this, as did at least one Egyptian newspaper cited by the Post. The Arab world is aware of all this. Western audiences are not.’ 

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August 28, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Hunting and Pecking

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‘My hand has found like a nest the wealth of the peoples; and as one gathers eggs that have been forsaken, so I have gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved a wing or opened the mouth or chirped.’  ~ Isaiah 10:14

 

I am thirty-seven years old, yet it amazes me how quickly–and unexpectedly–I can be driven to childlike excitement.  To-night, for instance, I again felt as if I were seventeen as I played what is essentially a children’s game (softball) with my church buddies and cut up with the wives in the stands.  I tend to fall victim to Peter Pan Syndrome and forget my chronological reality without much difficulty.  However, the best moment of recaptured youth was waiting for me at home.  

There are moments when raising animals can be less than exciting; these times are usually early in the morning, during a stiff rain, or when I come home long after the sun has sunk and I am bone tired.  (To-night, for example.)  However, the Bible makes it clear that a man is to take his responsibilities towards his animals seriously–and I do.  At least, I make an honest effort.  So, I grabbed my flashlight and axe handle (our rooster has taken to bowing up and spurring us lately) and headed out to the chicken coop to make sure they had plenty of water for the evening.

As I slowly shone the light into all corners of the coop I noticed something in a hen box that seemed a bit out of place–an EGG!  In fact, I noticed a total of three as I checked the remaining boxes.  We weren’t expecting the chickens to begin laying for another three to four weeks, so finding the little brown treasures was quite the pleasant surprise.  As I collected the fruit of the young chickens’ labour to take to the family, I remembered back to when I was a small child and we lived on a farm outside of Lane City, Texas (which is itself about 2.5 miles from Nowhere); I loved getting up each morning to hunt for eggs in the chicken coop!  That was my favourite part of the day and, you could bet your boots that, if those hens failed to produce, I was going to be very upset and disappointed.

I hope my kids enjoy collecting eggs as much as I did and grow to have fond memories of their own.  As for us, we’re going to start filling cartons and getting ready to start satisfying our customers with some farm fresh eggs.  Are y’all ready?

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August 25, 2008 at 10:00 pm

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They’ve Gone Plaid!

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‘No one enters suit justly; no one goes to law honestly; they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies, they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.’  ~ Isaiah 59:4

 

The statements coming out of the Condoleezza Rice’s mouth lately have long ago far surpassed hypocrisy; so much so as to have reached levels so surreal it would make Salvador Dali green with envy. The possibility that she actually believes what she is saying is only slightly less disturbing (and maddening) than the likelihood that she thinks we are stupid enough to believe her. 

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August 23, 2008 at 6:58 am

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