Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Behold Leviathan, who is impotent to even give a cold cup of water to those in need:

"11:23 A.M. - (AP) Outside the New Orleans Convention Center, survivors are growing more frustrated with the lack of help after Hurricane Katrina.

One man says, "No one has thought enough of us to even bring us a cup of water."
Daniel Edwards says many people have gone days without food or water. He says tens of thousands of people are standing on the streets with no sign of emergency workers.
Several bodies lie scattered around. Edwards pointed to an elderly lady dead in a wheelchair and said, "I don't treat my dog like that." He says he buried his dog."

My heart goes out to those impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Hopefully, the impotence of the federal, state and local governments to prevent this tragedy and to react to it will call people back from the false idol of putting faith in ourselves (and our government) and to the One True God, revealed in our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the sure anchor of our soul, and we can find no eternal security in this world, but only in Him and His finished work on the cross.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Paul Stadig gets a blog!: Check out Paul Stadig's new blog here. Should be a good read, though I'm disappointed that he doesn't have anything about theonomy up yet. And he's wrong about the new Star Wars movies.

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Monday, April 04, 2005

The Lies of Michael Schiavo: Read this, then consider that the Florida courts believed this man, who flip-flopped over his wife, Terri, more than John Kerry and the infamous $87 billion.

Consider, that Michael Schiavo said, in court testimony in 1993, that "I feel wonderful. She's my life and I wouldn't trade her for the world...I believe in my wedding vows. ... I believe in the vows I took with my wife, through sickness, in health, for richer or poor. I married my wife because I love her and I want to spend the rest of my life with her. I'm going to do that."

Consider also that Michael Schiavo sued Terri's doctors to recover the cost of caring for her for fifty years, only years later to "remember" that Terri had wanted to die if she ever had to be fed through a tube.

This is a travesty of justice and a mockery of our legal system.

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Friday, March 25, 2005

The Schiavo Case and Liberalism: A must-read article on the Schiavo case by Eric Cohen. He pretty clearly articulates what I find to be the most compelling reason for continued involvement by Congress and the State of Florida: the fact that there is not compelling evidence that Terri wanted to die in this situation.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Doug Wilson says food is not medical treatment: At this link, Doug Wilson makes the excellent point that food is not medical treatment, and that denying food is not "letting" Terri Schiavo die; it is actually murdering her.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Blogging the TNIV Fiasco: Tim Bayly is doing some good-blogging on Zondervan's ode to seeker-sensitivity: Today's New Internation Version (TNIV) of the Bible, which is touted as a "gender-neutral" Bible translation. Click here to go to his site.

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Thursday, September 30, 2004

Indeed, I am offended, Mr. Sandefur: Tim Sandefur, in discussing a case filed against the City of Los Angeles for removing a cross from the city seal, asks whether Christians should be offended that public displays of religion are often defended based on their historical, and not religious, value. The argument bascially says, "Yes, the cross is a religious symbol, and thus might violate the Establishment Clause, but it's been there for so long and it's really just a civic acknowledgment of our religious heritage so we should keep it."

This argument is nonsense, and I take offense to it not chiefly because it offends me, but because I think it offends God. Things like crosses or stone monuments or images are not how God desires to be worshipped, and even in those ways that He has commanded us to worship Him, he takes no pleasure in it being heartless and not focused completey on Him. Consider the words of Isaiah on these matters:

"What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?" Says the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats. When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?
Bring your worthless offerings no longer, Incense is an abomination to Me. New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies-- I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.
I hate your new moon {festivals} and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing {them.} So when you spread out your hands {in prayer,} I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow."
Isaiah 1:11-17

God takes no pleasure in a public display of honor to Him if it is devoid of any real meaning. In fact, it angers Him. So yes, I have major problems with arguments in favor of public displays of religion when those arguments run as far away from God as possible.

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