Day: February 4, 2010
Evolution, The Grand Experiment Chapter 4: Natural Selection and Chance Mutations
So far my exploration of this book “Evolution, The Grand Experiment” by Dr. Carl Werner has revealed no science. It offers a very childish version of evolution, and it says that there are scientists who view evolution as false. It purports to be an honest representation of the facts, but there are no “anti-creationism” sentiments within the book. Not yet anyway. Will there be? We shall see!
Werner has made no attempt to be accurate. He simply mocks descriptions of evolution and attaches elementary school science help sites as its sources. He makes evolution out to be a trivial matter originated from complete idiocy.
I have a lot of hope for chapter four.
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Violence for Christ, because the Church is full of a bunch of pussies. In other news, Jesus turns the other cheek before landing an upper cut to your face.
Joe my God is a great blog. Joe is a gay man fighting for gay rights. You should put his blog on your roll.
This post over at Joe’s blog caught my attention in a big way. The header is: “Jesus didn’t tap out”
Apparently Focus on the Family is now advertising mixed martial arts to get “real” men back in the church. According to Focus on the Family, the church has embraced too many “feminine” qualities, and it’s not showing its man side enough.
Obviously, christians have to get shove back in chauvinism (loose spoken poetic license necessary for that one to work)
Joe quoted the New York Times article covering it. You can read the entire article here.
Recruitment efforts at the churches, which are predominantly white, involve fight night television viewing parties and lecture series that use ultimate fighting to explain how Christ fought for what he believed in. Other ministers go further, hosting or participating in live events. The goal, these pastors say, is to inject some machismo into their ministries — and into the image of Jesus — in the hope of making Christianity more appealing. “Compassion and love — we agree with all that stuff, too,” said Brandon Beals, 37, the lead pastor at Canyon Creek Church outside of Seattle. “But what led me to find Christ was that Jesus was a fighter.”
The outreach is part of a larger and more longstanding effort on the part of some ministers who fear that their churches have become too feminized, promoting kindness and compassion at the expense of strength and responsibility. “The man should be the overall leader of the household,” said Ryan Dobson, 39, a pastor and fan of mixed martial arts who is the son of James C. Dobson,the founder of Focus on the Family, a prominent evangelical group. “We’ve raised a generation of little boys.”
Joe follows up and says, “Nothing expresses the redemptive love of Jeebus like a good concussion!”
If there was any question in your mind that Focus on the Family supports Christ and his nonviolent teachings, let this story speak for itself.
One part of the article says, “Men ages 18 to 34 are absent from churches, some pastors said, because churches have become more amenable to women and children.” Is it? Or is it the fact that there are more men who are freeing their minds of the church’s teachings?
I’m not sure what I find worse, Muslim parents teaching their children about Jihad or Christians supporting commercial martial arts to “toughen” up its male population.
Frankly, it makes me sick.
Feynman ‘Fun to Imagine’ 4: Magnets (and ‘Why?’ questions…)
Feynman says, “I really can’t do a good job, any job, of explaining magnetic force in terms of something else you’re more familiar with, because I don’t understand it in terms of anything else you’re more familiar with.”
Jason Kottke says, “This is why science is so maddening for some and so great for others.”
O’Reilly vs. Stewart at the “No Spin Zone”
If it weren’t obviously edited to all hell, this is still a fine, fine example of the hilarity of Jon Stewart and the ridiculousness of Billy O’Reilly.
I love at the end when Mr. O has an expert analysis person on the show and he has to whine his way to a reach around. “But I look stupid,” He asks the woman. And she says in shrill masturbatory way, “No, no no, you were great, too!”
My question will continue to be, Bill O’Reilly, why do you yell so much?
Dr. Craig clears it all up … where did god come from?
Reminder: just four more months till bikini weather
You’ve LOST your TV privileges
An oldie but a goodie: 12 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Should Be Illegal
- Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.
- Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can’t legally get married because the world needs more children.
- Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
- Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed, since Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
- Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are property, blacks can’t marry whites, and divorce is illegal.
- Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.
- Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.
- Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
- Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
- Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
- Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven’t adapted to things like cars or longer life-spans.
- Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a “separate but equal” institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.