Breakfast Links: War With Sticks and Stones; Licensed to Kill; More Than Conquerors

BREAKFAST LINKS:

Frank Moore Cross: “All our great toys and tech may one day be brought down, and Einstein’s prophecy will come true: ‘I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.’”

Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary: If Obama Loses, Is Bill Clinton to Blame?

Rebecca Hamilton: “Abortion, euthanasia, much medical research, are all killers. They kill people. These changes in our legal structure that the nihilists among us keep pushing are metamorphosing a medical license from a license to heal into a license to kill.”

Michael Barone, Real Clear Politics: Suburbs Swinging to Rommey

Erin Straza: “But if God is for us, who can be against us? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither Likes nor Dislikes, nor Thumbs Up nor Thumbs Down, nor opinions present nor opinions to come, nor popularity, nor applause nor boos, nor anything else in all the Internet, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Peter Schweizer, Real Clear Politics: IRS Bullying Small Businesses

Peggy Rosenthal: “We are all mortal, of course; yet (of course) we live most of our lives trying to distract ourselves from this undeniable, unpleasant fact. The gift of a life-threatening illness is that it trumps the desire for distraction.”

Wall Street Journal Editorial: The President Sends His Non-Regrets

David French: “Horses and bayonets? Really? Ships, planes, and tanks do not age like fine wines, and it is a simple fact that too many of our pilots are flying aircraft older than they are, some of our soldiers are rolling into battle in armored vehicles designed in the 1970s, and ships — no matter how capable — cannot be in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Japan at the same time.”

Mark Halperin, Time: Why Obama Campaign Is Still Confident

George Conger, Patheos.com: “Questions of the proportionality of  response to a threat have been present in war reporting from the start of the craft in the Nineteenth century to the present conflict in Afghanistan.”

Mark Galli, Christianity Today: Are Pregnancies Even from Rape a Gift from God?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Huff Post: No, Mr. Mourdock, God Didn’t Intend That

Pete Enns: “For a moment I felt superior to these smelly, gross, people: I am better. I am more important. I have more value….These are the moments that remind me that if I am taking this following Jesus business seriously, the “better than” thought needs to be infinitely far from me.”

Fr. Robert Barron, Real Clear Religion: Jesus Was No Prude

 

About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
 
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering


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