Monday, April 14, 2014

Yeah, that's pretty much awesome

"...seminary is not a refuge for those who have “psychological problems” or lack the courage “to get on in life.”

-Pope Francis

Having had to endure crackpots, angry middle aged white people, perverts, and nuts in seminary, all I can say is "Preach on, Holy Father."

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Respect the Office

Very interesting article here on what it means to "respect the office" of President if you don't personally like or agree with the incumbent. I do not quite agree with him, but he makes a very interesting point.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Thought for the Day

"It has long been clear that to oppose the gay agenda means running a gauntlet of intolerance. An alarming number of Christians have been arrested, jailed or otherwise had their collars felt after preaching against homosexuality. Bill Edwards, a former teacher in his seventies, was asked by a police officer to stop preaching as passers-by found it "offensive". When he refused, six officers grabbed and arrested him...
Underneath the "equality" rainbow, free speech seems to have died...
The intolerance, however, extends far more widely. In the 1990s, when I started writing about the breakdown of the nuclear familiy, I quickly found certain things had become unsayable. Researchers who produced evidence of the harm often done to children by divorce or elective fatherlessness were not only villified as "senile", "sloppy" or - again - "Christian", their grant funding dried up. At government level, statistics revealing that unmarried cohabitants abused women and children 33 times more frequently than married couples simply vanished after the different categories of relationship were excised from official scrutiny...
We now have a culture of ideological intolerance, stamping out not just dissent but free inquiry, all under the guise of creating a kinder, more inclusive and progressive world. Which all goes to show there's no one more illiberal than those who wear liberalism on their sleeve."

~ Melanie Phillips
(kindly ripped from the Amorality of Atheism Facebook group)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

My Thoughts Exactly...

Hank Aaron is still the home run king. Barry Bonds is completely illegitimate and should be stricken from the record books. Nobody has a season of .812 slugging percentage at age 39. That is simply not possible honestly. 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

But...but...he was born that way!

This is why I don't buy the "science" in claims that homosexual attraction is completely genetic. That argumentation is a type of fundamentalism; it really is. All science and experience to the contrary is dismissed prima facie.