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‘And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment…’ ~ Hebrews 9:27

 

  • ‘America’s media repeatedly claimed that Afghan women would be better off under the U.S.-supported Northern Alliance puppet government headed by Karzai than under the Taliban. But when I went to Afghanistan and asked women what they thought, they had a different story. The defeat of the Taliban brought about the collapse of law and order, making life even more dangerous, especially for women. “Under the Taliban,” a woman told me, “I watched rapists being executed. Now I see them in the government.”’ 

 

 

 

  • What happens when you give a 13 year-old a Sony Walkman and take away his ipod?  ‘Did my dad … really ever think this was a credible piece of technology?’ 

 

 

 

  • ‘It is well known that William F. Buckley spent some time in the CIA before he went on to start National Review.’ 

 

 

 

  • ‘What Heaven And Earth sets out to do is restore a sense of scientific perspective to a debate which has been hijacked by ‘politicians, environmental activists and opportunists’. It points out, for example, that polar ice has been present on earth for less than 20 per cent of geological time; that extinctions of life are normal; that climate changes are cyclical and random; that the CO2 in the atmosphere – to which human activity contributes the tiniest fraction – is only 0.001 per cent of the total CO2 held in the oceans, surface rocks, air, soils and life; that CO2 is not a pollutant but a plant food; that the earth’s warmer periods – such as when the Romans grew grapes and citrus trees as far north as Hadrian’s Wall – were times of wealth and plenty.’ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘As consumers cut back, businesses are scrambling. 14 brands you know — from an NHL hockey team to Obama’s suit maker — that are hitting the skids’.’ 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘[Rick] Warren said Muslims and Christians should be partners in working to end what he calls “the five global giants” of war, poverty, corruption, disease, and illiteracy.’  No mention of the Gospel here.  What exactly is the ‘purpose’ that drives Rick Warren’s life?  

 

 

 

 

 

“[T]he British Constitution is more like a republic than an empire. They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men. . . . An empire is a despotism, and an emperor is a despot, bound by no law or limitation but his own will; it is a stretch of tyranny beyond absolute monarchy. For, although the will of an absolute monarch is law, yet his edicts must be registered by parliaments. Even this formality is not necessary in an empire.” ~ John Adams, Novanglus Papers, 1775.

 

 

 

 

  • ‘In her opening address to the church’s General Conference in California, Jefferts Schori called that “the great Western heresy: that we can be saved as individuals, that any of us alone can be in right relationship with God.”’ 

 

 

 

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Written by ninepoundhammer

July 14, 2009 at 8:02 pm

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