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Friday, March 17, 2006

Sen. John Kerry: N.Y.C., Boston Gone by 2036: "Kerry blamed the Bush administration's environmental policies for the coming destruction of New York and Boston."
The dem-lib-nuts are losing it. How can you think that someone as dumb and ignorant and macho as Dubya can possible be responsible for so much? Now Bush is in charge of global warming.

If Iran gets nuclear bombs you will see some global warming.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Jessica Simpson snubs Bush - Yahoo! News: "The apparent final word that Simpson would be a no-show at a major Republican fund-raiser with Bush and congressional leaders on Thursday night came after a day of conflicting reports from her camp and organizers of the event."

That does it. I am convinced. Bush is a bad guy, the war is evil, Republicans are of the devil. Jessica Simpson has spoken. Anyone who can wiggle like she can [so I've been told], cannot be ignored. Bush has got to go.

Cherry Picking Again

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God, the Chief Cherry Picker
If you are new to this blog, you may need to scroll down or go to the "Archives" at the right hand menu, to read the other blogs on "Cherry Picking. " They form the background for this blog. Other blogs are at 2/23/06; 2/28/06; and 3/9/06. These blogs reference the blog at 2/22/06 about D. G. Hart review of Peter Charles Hoffer's Past Imperfect.

There is one area of knowledge, and only one, where we do not need to cherry pick the facts. It is also the most important of all knowledge, and the foundation of all other knowledge. It is the most controversial, because sinful man does not think that the knowledge of God is possible at all, or even necessary, or even important.

The reason they come to these conclusions is that they have made the possible of God only a matter of cherry picking the facts in experience or science or something else. Everyone picks out his own cherries and constucts his theology, or lack thereof, by the nature of the cherries he has chosen. It is therefore impossible to know for sure, for cherry picking is an art, and only an expert can make the intuitive guesses that are necssary to even come to a smart guess.

But if there is a God and He is good, then He would not have left such important knowledge up for grabs. It would be perfectly clear if we had a heart to seek it. This is exactly the case. John wrote “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.” (Joh 21:25 AV) Then again, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” (Joh 20:31 AV) We do not need to know everything about Jesus Christ to have true knowledge. God has given us what is necessary.

God has already cherry picked the facts that are necessary for us to know who God is and what He requires of us. These facts are recorded and interpreted in the Bible. “11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1Jo 5:11-13 AV)

God has given us a record of His Son. Eternal life and the knowledge of God is in Jesus Christ, and the record has been given to us. This is the reason that “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Ro 10:17 AV)

If you want to know God and want to know what to know of Him and if you want to know the Way to Him, read the Bible seriously and seek God there.

Sunday, March 12, 2006 :: Columns :: Jay Bennish and 1973 by Mary Grabar - Mar 12, 2006: "The debate about Jay Bennish, the Colorado high school teacher who confused a diatribe against the Bush administration with a lesson in geography, is not about free speech, but about the meltdown of Western civilization.
Jay Bennish, the product of baby boomer teachers and parents, is not unlike other recent high school and college graduates. He was denied the opportunity for an education.

But come to think of it, baby boomers like me were denied educations."


Because America could not find the guts to fire the ignorant communists in the schools in the last generation, we are dealing with another generation of their offspring. Colorado can not find the guts to fire people like Bennish or Ward Churchill, and that means that Colorado is not interested in education at all. Jay Bennish evidently doesn't know who Hitler was and what he did. That is inexcusable.

But don't expect the citizens of Colorado to try to find out what educator are really interested in. They would not like what they would find. Just stick you head back in the sand, fiddle while Rome burns, run around saying that the sky is falling, or any other cliche you choose. The house is burning down.

Jay Benish should have been fired. Not because of his political views, but because of his ignorance. But who gets an education when they train to become teachers? Benish was just doing what he had been trained to do, and he did it, and is now rewarded for it. Let the stupid public beware. What will the next generation do? - Showbiz in shackles: "After all, Europe is undergoing an unprecedented period of upheaval over how to accommodate its recent immigrant populations, mostly from the Muslim world. Whether and to what extent they will be integrated into the mainstream culture and to what extent they will conserve their own very different values is arguably the thorniest issue facing that Continent."

Assuming, of course, that it is a good ting to "accommodate" and "integrate." Paul put it a different way, "what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" The only accommodation you can make with someone who want you dead is to be dead. Maybe that is where Europe is headed.


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