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Friday, November 18, 2005

BREITBART.COM - Just The News: "The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that 'intelligent design' isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.

"The Rev. George Coyne, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said placing intelligent design theory alongside that of evolution in school programs was 'wrong' and was akin to mixing apples with oranges.
"'If they respect the results of modern science, and indeed the best of modern biblical research, religious believers must move away from the notion of a dictator God or a designer God, a Newtonian God who made the universe as a watch that ticks along regularly.'

"Rather, he argued, God should be seen more as an encouraging parent.

"'God in his infinite freedom continuously creates a world that reflects that freedom at all levels of the evolutionary process to greater and greater complexity,' he wrote. 'He is not continually intervening, but rather allows, participates, loves.'"

Now just isn't this ducky? Isn't it comforting that God is so parenting, that he encourages the freedom of the "evolutionary" process, of blood and tearing of tooth and claw? There is no wrath, you know, and resistance against evil is so non-sentimental. Let us be "parenting" to all men like our imaginary Father in heaven; let us learn to "participate, allow, and love" the likes of Saddam, Hitler, rapists, murderers, and other unwashed, for they have needs, too, you know.

Maybe Newton's idea of God was defective; maybe Augustine's view was defective; maybe even the view of Rev. George Coyne is defective, and it appears suspiciously like the view of Karl Rahner, at least in his latter dialectic period.

What about the biblical view of God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Hm?

Encouraging parent? To whom?

6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. --2Thess. 1:6-10.

Are you among those who believe the testimony of the Apostles. Or do you just do your own thing? It's not a good idea [to do your own thing]. Paul thought it was a good and righteous thing for the ungodly to be dumped into hell. [vs. 6]. But what did he know?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

My Way News: "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joseph Wilson, the husband of outed CIA operative Valerie Plame, called on Thursday for an inquiry by The Washington Post into the conduct of journalist Bob Woodward, who repeatedly criticized the leak investigation without disclosing his own involvement.
'It certainly gives the appearance of a conflict of interest. He was taking an advocacy position when he was a party to it,' Wilson said."

Well, I guess if there is anybody that would know about such stuff, it would be Joseph Wilson, whose cause is going up in phlames.
-THE CUNNING REALIST-: No Longer Ready For His Closeup: "A few nights ago, I had dinner with a friend of mine who used to be a reporter at a big city daily and has since moved on to another line of work. He said he recently visited his former colleagues at the paper and that it was like returning to the salt mines: malaise and despair was the mood there, with everyone looking for a way out."
But of course. How can you have any self-respect when you know that you are a liar, and the public knows you are a liar, and you know that the public knows you are a liar. What is needed is a complete overhaul of America's newspapers, with new reporters, new editors, and new papers. The economics will make it happen.
Bill Clinton: Saddam's Aides Mostly 'Good, Decent': "Former president Bill Clinton praised Saddam Hussein's lieutenants and their underlings on Tuesday, saying they were mostly 'good' and 'decent' people.'"
Bill, of course, has the sterling character and moral compass necessary to discern such things.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Senate Republicans Pushing for a Plan on Ending the War in Iraq - New York Times: "In a sign of increasing unease among Congressional Republicans over the war in Iraq, the Senate is to consider on Tuesday a Republican proposal that calls for Iraqi forces to take the lead next year in securing the nation and for the Bush administration to lay out its strategy for ending the war."

Do you hear the war cry of the American chicken? What do you call the unilateral end of a war. Surrender, isn't it. I had hoped that Osama was wrong, that we had the guts to fight a war to the end, but it may very well be that the World War II generation was the last one to have that courage. The children of the same people that betrayed us in Korea and Vietnam and tried to betray us to Russia will betray us to radical Islam, if they have their way. Bush is right on this one. There is a deliberate re-writing of history going on, for the one who lies before must lie now to cover his tracks.

But you know what? Histories are written by lying men to lying men. History is written by the eternal decree of God, and it is what it is. What happened is what happened, and even the rocks will testify against the web of deceit that men weave.

Of course, this is just grandstanding by Republican Senators who want to play like they are doing something when really they are not doing anything.

"...for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.... [Is. 28:15]

Monday, November 14, 2005

New York Daily News - Home - John Leo: Poor babies: The top victims of 2005: "Poor babies: The top victims of 2005 Nobody is responsible for anything anymore, since almost everyone is a victim. Here are the top victim stories of 2005:"

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