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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Die you heretic scum!!! Hahaha

Thanks Bryanlopez.com, not to be confused with basilmarceaux.com, for this little laugh:

Leg-less Skater blows my mind

Life, love, and passion will find a way:



HT: Aj Jackson, in his famous words, "what have you ever done?" ;)

Ron Paul is old...and that may be a great thing

For this one among many reasons: as his career voting record demonstrates he is NOT so easily swayed by special interests. He is a wise old guy, and pretty much doesn't care about being popular. He cares about people, their money, and not the "hysterical" lobbyists. This could be a real strength when changes is needed. A younger person with a career ahead of them might come under influence (based on future success and vocational advancement) more easily. RP's voting record and solidarity speaks volumes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dirt Devil ad is awesome...lives up to it's name

HT: 22 words

The power of Christ compels me to post this. ;)

My baby is cute

Yep.

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99 Ballons, HT Justin Taylor, a powerful 6 minute reminder

I know this won't resonate with everyone, and probably offend some. But we need reminders like these. I don't care where we're at in life, its imperative to slow down and remember the fragility and blessing of our existence. The power of the message doesn't require your belief in God. But because He holds all things together, and by a common covenant grace we are imago dei, it will strike an intuitive chord.

He really does use the weak things of the world to shame the wise; power is made perfect in
weakness. Actually, it makes me mad at times. I am in awe at how people could rejoice in this sort of suffering. It isn't natural. Exactly, and I am humbled.


99 Balloons from Igniter Media on Vimeo.

Awesome! The benefit of a philosophy degree



If you're in philosophical theology, the deep blue has a spiritual undertone. ;)

Ron Paul grows in credibility: On his Campaign, Israel, etc

Monday, May 23, 2011

RP on the Debt Ceiling...apparently not made of glass

Plantinga and Putnam on God in Philosophy

This is a great interview. I agreed with some, disagreed with some, but enjoyed all.

The Boss' office vs the Cube

I'm not naming any names, or making implications, or suggestions. I please the 5th and resort to vagary. I'm not speaking from experience, or the pain of relating, just posting a funny clip. ;)

Worship as the catalyst of ancient civilizations...and modern ones?

Interesting stuff here:

We used to think agriculture gave rise to cities and later to writing, art, and religion. Now the world’s oldest temple suggests the urge to worship sparked civilization.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

C.R.E.A.M, Saudi Roller makes a rap video look like food stamps

This guys rolls deep. I'm glad the Saudi's keep up their modest pretense in private. ;)

HT: 22words

Friday, May 20, 2011

Paul Helm on Early Church Universalism?

He is always worth reading:

http://paulhelmsdeep.blogspot.com/2011/05/can-this-be-true.html


1/2HT:JT...he gets a half because I already subscribe to PH, but realized it was important to post this after seeing it on his blog. ;)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

N.T. Wright gets Ron Paul's back on Bin Laden: not if but how

Remember, the argument is not one of if, but how. RP and NTW both agree that OSB deserved to be brought to justice. The question is how? Read on.

I agree with most of this...RP's best comment was to mention how we brought Nazi perpetrators (who killed a lot more folks) to trial. They were tried, convicted, and hung. The process and public nature of the trial maintained national sovereignties and still gave the victims a full sense of closure/justice. In fact, a trial on US soil, drug out over days, humiliating to the perpetrator/his family/his organization, would arguably be a far worse sentence than killing him in private in front of his family. Just a thought.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/may/05/america-lone-ranger

Creepers: An appropriate scream from a tabula rasa (not really)

This is how I feel about...well...lots of stuff:

The problem with libertarian views?

More conversation on the subject:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ron Paul: a serious contender...or crazy uncle?

An interesting take.

In-N-Out brings tears, praises, and nostalgia

HT: 22 words

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Morality on God: Craig v. Harris

This is another very interesting debate. Bill Craig is really growing on me. He takes on hard opponents, argues with clarity, and is always a gentlemen. Many a would-be-apologete could learn from his example.

http://www.rfmedia.org/av/video/craig-vs-harris-foundation-of-morality/craig-vs-harris-foundation-of-morality.m4v

Thursday, May 5, 2011

LE ATM: messes with people in the Paris casino

HT: Tastefully Offensive

Where are the masses worse off?

Greed and the tendency to consolidate power is ubiquitous. Utopias are naive. The question is what philosophical system can best check and balance this tendency, for the masses, not against them, with a view to the long term cost-benefit rewards.

HT: JT and some interesting thoughts on how this applies to argument and theology. Here:
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2011/05/05/yes%E2%80%94but-what-about-the-alternative-2

Lego Inquisition fail

HT: 22 words

Craig and Kelly debate God: a pretty even battle

This is a great and helpful debate between two acute philosophers: one a Christian theist and one an atheist/naturalist. Both sides are strong, and the q&a is quite entertaining.


Is God Necessary for Morality? from The Veritas Forum on Vimeo.