Est. May 2008

20 January, 2015

On Hypocrisy

There’ve been an awful lot of accusations of hypocrisy being leveled against the Western media outlets which have chosen not to publish the cartoons from Charlie Hebdo; we saw the same thing after Jyllands-Posten published the originals.

If Western media wishes to not be seen as hypocritical, they could, perhaps, try two things.

19 January, 2015

On Charlie Hebdo, The Pope, And Freedom Of Speech

Ever since the 12 Charlie Hebdo staffers were gunned down because cartoons the paper published upset some of the more excitable members of the religion-which-needs-no-introduction, the idea of freedom of speech has been batted back and forth like a badminton shuttlecock between the extremes of legally curtailing aspects of freedom of speech to having a license to say whatever we wish, whenever we wish, to whomever we wish, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

Neither is acceptable; a middle ground can be achieved, and ought to be sought.  Doing so will require the resurrection of two things which, sadly, are on the edge of extinction these days.

Common courtesy and common sense.

02 January, 2015

Who's Fault Is It?

Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of Billy Graham, believes:
"Over the course of the last 20 or 30 years, evangelicalism, specifically their association with the religious right and conservative politics, has done more damage to the brand of Christianity than just about anything else[.]"
Seriously? I mean, come on … seriously?

31 December, 2014

End Of The Year

Well, folks, it's the end of another year.  And I've been seeing a lot of other bloggers out there putting up 'Top Ten For 2014' lists.

Well, if Blogger has that info for my blog, I can't find it.  So ...

My Top Draw for this week is one I posted way back in February of this year, titled, The Need To Discredit.

Top Draw for the month of December is one I posted back the fifth of October  last year, titled, Questioning the Questioner.

And, my all-time Top Draw is a little Rule 5 post about a fiddler I put up way, way back on December 17th, 2011, titled Well, If You Like Em...

So, in honor of my all-time winner, here's another one by the lovely and talented Ms Lindsey Stirling:

Thank you all for stopping by; thank all of you who took the time to comment.

Here's to a productive, safe, and God-filled 2015.

30 December, 2014

Carrying God’s Name

Is there a sin which God will not forgive? According to Dennis Prager, there is: the sin of doing evil in the name of God. It comes from the third commandment, which (in the original Hebrew) reads, “Do not carry the name of the Lord your God in vain.” It also comes with an appendix: “for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” This means God will not forgive it.

Mr. Prager goes on: