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Friday, July 27, 2007

Sajani Is A Goddess Once Again: "Sajani Shakya, a 10-year-old Nepalese girl who jeopardized her status as a 'living goddess' by traveling to the D.C. area for the premiere of a documentary about her, has had her title reinstated by religious authorities in her homeland."
Now just ain't this ducky? Today she's a goddess; yesterday she wasn't; day before that she was. What will she be tomorrow? Do people actually believe that stuff?

Idolatry is so foolish that the only people who believe it are those who have their mind darkened. They are carried away as if by violence to dumb idols [1Cor. 12].

Romans 1:21: "[They] became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened."

Romans 1:28: "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient [fitting, or becoming]...."

Blind, deaf, and speechless. Never underestimate the power of sin to make people foolish.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I thought it might cheer your day to see the hollyhocks that are growing by the fence in my front yard.
They will do you more good than a post about Ward Churchill or Jesse Jackson or Nancy Pelosi

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"Ward Churchill is a far more profound, original, knowledgeable, productive and important scholar than any of his critics," University of Colorado sociology professor Tom Mayer insisted as recently as last month.

Mayer is correct to this extent: Yes, Churchill was original and productive. He was original to the point of inventing his material and productive to the point of lifting the work of others. The voluminous evidence is all available, for anyone to see, in the 124 pages of the "Report of the Investigative Committee of the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct" that was issued in May 2006.

Thus far the Rocky Mountain News today, commenting on the firing of pseudo-professor Ward Churchill.

It didn't have anything to do with free speech, of course. It had to do with whether the peopl e of Colorado could decide that a liar, thief, and all around vagabond should be paid by the tax-payers and provided a forum for his self-aggrandizement.

The regents decided that the people didn't want to pay anymore. Now the courts will get a chance, I suppose, to affirm the right of contracts. Given some court decisions, however, they may decide to invent new rights for the basest of us.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

See my new post on the future at the basketoffigs website


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