Friday, January 20, 2006

Right to Privacy (I mean, Abortion)

The ignorance of the reason that abortion should be legal because of our 'right to privacy' became very apparent to me this week. Not that till this week I was pro-abortion, not at all. But the ignorance and double standard that is in place was made blaringly obvious to me.

My wife’s niece moved in with us this week so we could to help get her life back on track. She has a couple REAL BAD teeth that need to be worked on so we were talking to her about getting in to the dentist. In the conversation it came out that she had an appointment to get a root canal on the two teeth, but when she got to the dentist she was turned away because she is under 18 and did not have a parent with her.

What does this got to do with abortion you ask?

What is wrong with this picture?

A 14 year old girl has a right to get an abortion WITHOUT EVEN TELLING her parents but she can not get a rotting tooth removed without her parents PRESENT!

I ask again, what is wrong with this picture?

Why doesn’t this, or any other medical procedure, fall under this so called ‘right to privacy’?
Is it because it has nothing to do with the right to privacy. The abortion advocates have just high-jacked this law to promote their abortion on demand desire and make it a reality.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Happy Birthday Popeye!

Popeye the Sailor first appeared as a minor character in the Thimble Theater comic strip but quickly grew to take over the entire strip and spawn countless years of great comics and funny cartoons.

more on Popeye the Sailor

Monday, January 16, 2006

A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have recently listened to this audio book. This is an AWSOME audio book. If you have not listened (you must listen, not just read this book) to this you are missing something in your Christian life. These speeches chronicle how one man, with his authority the God of the Bible, spoke out against the injustice of racial prejudice and discrimination and call them what they are, social immoralities.

This is a soul-stirring journey through those days via the speeches. Each speech also starts with a commentary by people who were there when the speeches were given.

This book should be call to action for Christians today to speak out on the immoralities of today.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest - World - Times Online

Christ Redeemer Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Wow, prove that the most famous person ever born exists. Let me at him!

Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest - World - Times Online

Friday, January 06, 2006

Bill Gates - The Rules of Life...

Well I was organizing files on my PC and stumbled upon this. This is old but classic and still true...

Love him or hate him. He surely hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a high school about 11 things they will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings have created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept sets them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping--they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes--learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, and listening to you talk about how cool you think you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. Some schools have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. You have to do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Tradition vs. Traditionalism

Jaroslav Pelikan said:
Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.

It is important to look to the Fathers of the Faith for wisdom and guidance. To much we grab and verse out of the bible and say 'This means this to me' and since it is in the bible it must be true. Or we reject anything that is considered to be tradition or 'old school' just because it isn't the latest new thing.

Although we can go to the opposite extreme and stick to our traditions just because that is the way it has (therefore should) be done.

Both are wrong and both are used by the Devil to pull us from our walk with God. Once again we must walk straight and narrow road. Walk with wisdom and love. Walk with an abhorrence of sin but a love for the lost.