“Beware of the Gaystapo”

KKK from 1922

  We've entered into a New Era of Tolerance.  Just keep repeating that to yourself and it'll help you get through the day. In the meantime, here are three articles that might be useful in orienting you to the brave new world into which we've recently arrived: "Beware of the Gaystapo" "After Obergefell, Churches are Next" "Erickson, Sullivan, and What 'Bigots' Deserve"  Posted from Carlsbad, C … [Read more...]

“Mortality Gap: Why Women Live Longer than Men”

American Gothic, by Grant Wood

  Life's unfair, the saying goes, and then you die. But, for men, it may be more accurate to say that life's unfair and that's why you die. But has the difference always been there?  Must it be?  Is it becoming larger or smaller? Inquiring minds want to know -- and this, of course, is a blog for people with inquiring minds. So here's an interesting article on the t … [Read more...]

Where to find what you need

Kenneth and John

  “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” (George Moore)Posted from Carlsbad, California    … [Read more...]

We’re doomed.

Senator Tammy Baldwin, wannabe tyrant

  Incredibly, this woman not only has a law degree but is a member of the United States Senate: http://mediatrackers.org/wisconsin/2015/07/02/sen-baldwin-1st-amendment-doesnt-apply-individuals?utm_content=buffer264e6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer One wonders, by the way, how she arrives at the determination that some parts of the First Amendment don't apply to individuals while other parts don't apply to … [Read more...]

“God’s Warning to America”

From the original design for the Great Seal of the United States

  You might find this . . . astonishing. Jonathan Cahn, who identifies himself as a "messianic Jewish" rabbi, delivers a strong -- and remarkably energetic -- speech in Washington DC: https://www.facebook.com/Nigeriacamera/videos/965938676782270/?pnref=story (Thanks to Dannee Clyne for bringing these remarks to my notice.)  Posted from Carlsbad, California    … [Read more...]

New Testament 196

Forbuden frugt. Gossip.

  Luke 12:2-9Compare Matthew 10:26-33; Mark 4:22; 8:38; Luke 8:17; 9:26 The world in which we now live is, all too often, one of intrigue, backstabbing, covert gossip, secret cattiness, plotting, stealthy slander, and, yes, these days, anonymous online malice. This world, however, is not forever.  Such things will eventually be done away. In the meantime, the Lord warns us that every hidden thing will someday be made known.  And, a … [Read more...]

“How Islamist Extremists Warp the Fatwa”

Ottoman mufti

  A nice statement on the Islamic idea of the fatwa, typically misunderstood in the West, by the grand mufti of Egypt -- in other words, by that nation's chief issuer of fatwas. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB12629032146271714730204581041853312221500 Many years ago, I wrote the (very brief) article on fatwa for an encyclopedia of Islam.  I can't remember which encyclopedia it was, but I happen to have the text of that article with me here, on my … [Read more...]

What’s a poor progressive to do?

Hate H(8)!

  . . .  when a group of black pastors urges civil disobedience against the recent SCOTUS ruling on gay "marriage"? http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bill-owens-caps-gay-marriage/2015/06/27/id/652541/?ns_mail_uid=5388816&ns_mail_job=1626573_07042015&s=al&dkt_nbr=hlkry56w Accusations of "racism" have long been the weapon of choice for marginalizing and silencing conservative dissent.  But charges of "homophobia" have gained tremendous p … [Read more...]