Has a court just ruled it “patently offensive” to express an anti-abortion viewpoint?

Florida "Choose Life' plate

  Seemingly so: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/federal-court-rules-pro-life-views-are-patently-offensive/ Thanks to Jeff Camomile for bringing this to my notice. Will dissent from gay "marriage" soon be ruled offensive hate speech?  Curious minds want to know, but fear the possible answer.  Posted from Berlin, Germany    … [Read more...]

“Not My Will, But Thine, Be Done”

"Christ in Gethsemane" Carl Bloch (Click to enlarge.  Click again to enlarge further.)

  Kris Frederickson, Ben McGuire, and Dan Peterson gather for this 123rd Interpreter Foundation scripture roundtable, which, focusing as it does on 2015 Gospel Doctrine lesson 25, covers passages from Matthew 26, Mark 14, and Luke 22: http://www.mormoninterpreter.com/scripture-roundtable-123-new-testament-gospel-doctrine-lesson-25-not-my-will-but-thine-be-done/  Posted from Berlin, Germany    … [Read more...]

Knowing, willing, and doing

Nice mountain scene

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.  (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)Posted from Berlin, Germany … [Read more...]

“The Cokeville Miracle”

Star Valley LDS Temple

  I have few regrets (other than jet lag) about being over here at the moment.  But I've really been looking forward to seeing this film, and I won't be back until several days after it opens: http://ldsmag.com/the-cokeville-miracle-is-faith-affirming/ I've spoken with people from the area who know a great deal about what happened.  This is a compelling story.  I hope the movie is up to the job.  Posted from Berlin, Ge … [Read more...]

“Why that gay marriage study was faked, and why we should expect more like it”

Bela Lugosi as Dr. Paul Carruthers

   http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/418811/why-gay-marriage-study-was-faked-and-why-we-should-expect-more-it-ian-tuttle  Posted from Berlin, Germany    … [Read more...]

“At sea in an alien culture, where ‘normal’ is defined as ‘deviant’”

Canal in Gottingen

  Do any of the rest of you feel this way?  I surely do: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418830/sea-alien-culture-where-normal-defined-deviant-quin-hillyer Passing by some buildings as the University of Göttingen yesterday, we saw a great many banners expressing leftist and, in some cases, very radical leftist views.  We didn't see a single one expressing a dissenting opinion. That didn't surprise me a whole lot, re … [Read more...]

“Editor in Chief of the World’s Best-Known Medical Journal: Half of All the Literature is False”

Lancet's editor, Richard Horton

  Some of my critics love to portray me as hostile to science.  I read fairly often on the web that I distrust scientists and regard science itself as satanic.  I've learned from the web, moreover, that I'm a young-earth creationist -- something that I could never have discovered about myself without the help of others. It's all bunk, of course.  I arrived at the university out of high school as a mathematics major, with interests in cosmology and astronomy.  I … [Read more...]

What are some things that we should do daily?


  Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.  (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  Posted from Göttingen, Germany    … [Read more...]