In a wide ranging interview, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) explains why Democrats want to shut down the government and how the Tea Party is keeping DC honest. Watch the complete interview here:http://pjtv.com/v/5228
I thought the tower of babel was the myth that the bible uses to show how Yeshua hates
skyscrapers human insolence and as a result made people’s languages different.
If god hates
skyscrapers insolence and people trying to get high enough to see him, how come he didn’t strike us down when we ascended into heaven with our space rockets and our modern-day sky scrapers?
The same yesterday, today and forever, my foot.
Read the tower of babel story as it appears in the bible here or below.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel[c]—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
Note the use of “us” in verse 7. Many Christians use that verse to support the trinity. In context, many biblical scholars say that it refers to a god of the old testament who was talking to his wife Asherah. See this book for more details.
I don’t believe in god, but I believe in his wife. 🙂
A Friday distraction from comic Chuck & Beans.
Why’d you turn the comments off on your blog?
All the feedback was starting to affect me. I started just writing stuff I knew people would react to.
But why post your stuff if you don’t want input?
Last night, Sam Harris and William Lane Craig went head to head at the University of Notre Dame over the topic: Is Good From God? In other words, “Are the foundations of moral value natural or supernatural?”
Let’s hope that everyone agrees that the foundations of moral values aren’t supernatural.
I am listening to the audio now in the background of my morning work load. The audio for last night’s debate can be found here.
I have had this debate running in the background most of the morning. I haven’t been listening to every single word like I want to, but that’s what happens when you multitask something as heavy as this topic.
I am at minute 46. I’ve listened to Craig’s and Harris’ opening and I’m in the middle of Craig’s first rebuttal.
Craig just said (again), “If God exists, than we have a sound foundation for objective morals and duties” (quote might not be exact). We’re assuming Craig is referring to the Christian God and that that God inspired/wrote/communicated the contents of the bible to humanity. If that’s the case, there is in no way a responsible, thoughtful person can agree with that statement as the bible is not a moral framework for proper behavior. If it is, we would be doomed.
I find Craig’s statement to be riddled with error, as even he wouldn’t follow the laws written in the bible.
He said in his opening statement that God is love and all that is good. But how can this be true? Should I take Craig’s word for it? The bible’s word for it? From what I know of the biblical God, he is not loving or all that is good.
His people tend to exhibit good, moral behaviors. God’s people tend to be the bee’s knees. But the written record of god’s behaviors fall very short of how I hope a “loving” being would behave.
Here (link) are a selection of Newsweek images taken inside the Japanese Exclusion Zone. They are not only creepy, but they have a darkened tint to them that makes them creepier.