Eastwooding Richard Dawkins

I’m not posting this one for you. I’m posting it for me. I’m selfish like that.

It’s a video of the greatest Christian apologist to ever debate as he takes on a chair. Mr. Doctor. William … Lane … CRAIG!!!

And that chair represents Richard Dawkins.

As William Lane Craig proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, he can prove the existence of Richard Dawkins as he sat on stage with him in the video above, just not in person, but in deified spirit.

Who else would believe that someone who isn’t there … is there … unless they already had a foundation of believing in something or someone who wasn’t there.

So don’t watch this video.

I have to post it here, so I can remember to watch it later.

 

 

A sort of inspiration: Daniele Tamagni’s new book Gentlemen of Bacongo

 

There’s a really cool book of photography from Photographer Daniele Tamagni featuring the Gentlemen of Bacongo, men dressed in flamboyant, French-inspired clothing that would be cool to check out.

About the book:

This book provides a fascinating insight to the vibrant street style of the ‘Sapeurs’, the elegant and immaculately dressed dandies from the heart of the Congo. The Sapeurs today belong to ‘La SAPE’ (Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes) – one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. Members have their own code of honour, codes of professional conduct and strict notions of morality. It is a world within a world within a city. Designer brands of suits and accessories are important to sapeurs, and they work hard to save as much money as they can to dedicate to the most beautiful suits and accessories they can find. But their amazing style is also based on strict rules of elegance, beauty and harmony of colours. They dress to impress, whilst also being ambassadors of etiquette, peace and music, as well as the essence of style. The result is a unique and inspiring style, that has captured the imagination of people all over the world – the sapeurs are now truly the kings of elegance. The introduction is written by Paul Smith, one of the world’s most renowned and influential menswear designers.

More here. Via Kottke

Nuns are on the rise in America!

Did I write “nuns”?

Damnit!

I meant, “Nones.”

From USA Today:

For decades, if not centuries, America’s top religious brand has been “Protestant.” No more.

In the 1960s, two in three Americans called themselves Protestant. Now the Protestant group — both evangelical and mainline — has slid below the statistical waters, down to 48%, from 53% in 2007

Where did they go? Nowhere, actually. They didn’t switch to a new religious brand, they just let go of any faith affiliation or label.

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released an analytic study today titled, Nones on the Rise, now that one in five Americans (19.6%) claim no religious identity.

Read on

 

I feel sorry for crucifying Kirk Cameron

 

In the above video, Kirk Cameron explains that he was crucified by the media for his views on homosexuality.

You know what? Cameron is right. He was dragged through the mud over expressing his loving views based on biblical principles.

He’s right.

We’re all wrong.

We should buy one of those over-sized cards that express apologies and sign it. We’ll lick a big stamp and lay it right on there.

Cameron says that his truth is a loving truth. And now I agree with him.

The same book that loves people out of the grips of hell through belief in his savior is amazing.

The same book that loves sassy children to death via stoning.

Can’t you feel the love tonight. 

The same book that loves little girls whose hymens are broken outside of marriage all the way to a pelted grave.

The same book that loves you like no other by condemning you to death by just being born in the lineage of Adam & Eve.

Phew. Love like that has no boundaries.

You know, it’s your fault that your great great great … great grandparents ate forbidden fruit.

And then a god-man came down and loved you with suicide and Frankensteining himself back to life.

Cameron’s “love” is so awesome, how could anyone (anyone!) disagree with it? Gosh, you’d have to be a complete moron.

Via

 

It’s Wednesdog!

This very special Wednesdog is brought to you by newish, regular-reading Jackie. She hasn’t been commenting, but she’s been watching what rolls out.

I’ll let her words talk about the above photo:

This little guy’s name is J.J.  He might be one of the coolest dogs around…just sayin’.  He is a three year old Maltese who will follow anyone around that has a vanilla wafer in their pocket.  This picture was captured about a year ago by a stranger on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina.  It is one of the wonderful places you can let your dogs roam free for a few hours on Saturday mornings.  J.J. made lots of friends that day helping dig in the sand – you can see the evidence of his Saturday morning joy by the sand caught in his ‘stache in this photo.  Anywho, J.J. is a cuddlebug and excessive barking at just about anything is one of his favorite pastimes.

And a postscript!

And no, J.J. doesn’t stand for anything.  When I got him, his name was J.B., but that just didn’t roll off the tongue and so J.B. became J.J.

A rousing, bark-filled Wednesdog to all of you and thanks to Jackie for the submission!