Via SportsNation on the FB-
That’s all. They’re just bonkers. I mean ‘stalker loon crazy’ bonkers like the emergents and seeker sensitives. Bonkers like the crazy anonymous commentators that festoon online forums about aliens and cats.
What this means, I suppose, is the old dictum: when someone won’t stand for something, they’ll fall for anything.
NPR asks the question-
After the shootings in Newtown, there was a big push for national gun control legislation. But that legislation failed, and Congress is moving on. Host Michel Martin speaks with Colin Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting and a gun control advocate, about where the movement is today.
I suppose the answer lies somewhere between NRA lobbying efforts and its control of our spineless Congress and the public’s interest in Kanye and Kardashian’s baby’s name and shower gifts…
A direct descendant of Charles Darwin has become a Catholic apologist.
Laura Keynes, a great-great-great-granddaughter of the English naturalist, has joined Catholic Voices, the project set up to speak up for the Church in the media
She writes in this week’s Catholic Herald about how she returned to her childhood Catholic faith after a period of agnosticism.
They must feel like their patron saint just died. I wish I could see their tiny sad faces…
From Fair IC Baptist on the Twitter, a bit of end of weekend fun-
Scientist: I’ve discovered how to make man without you.
God: OK, let’s see you do it.
Scientist grabs some dirt.
God: Oh, no U don’t. Get your own dirt!
As the kids say- Oh Snap!
They’re practicing their conference skills… so to speak… but at least they aren’t driving.
It’s time for Baptists to rise up. We are a minority and we want our views to reign supreme. If you don’t like it, or you speak against it, or you don’t believe in the Baptist Way or Baptist rights naturally that makes you a Baptistphobe, a true monger of hatred and the entire world should denounce you as vile and reprehensible.
Our views are more important than the majority’s. It’s time for Baptist Rights to be Equal to everyone else’s (or even better, to be MORE important). Baptist Equality NOW. BAPTIST EQUALITY NOW!!!!!! Democracy isn’t the American way, the views of the minority is. BAPTIST EQUALITY NOW!!!!
Maybe we can even get some academics in Iowa or California to write an editorial about the need for Baptist rights to rule the land. Or are they Baptistphobic?
The Huffington Post looks for stories that portray Christians in the worst possible light. Consequently, their bias is just as disgusting as Fox News’s and yet moderates and liberals give them a pass. And THAT’s equally reprehensible.
It’s time for HuffPo to stop pretending to be anything but the Fox News of the Left.
Coffee-drinking Christians, take note: There’s apparently “no way” a truly righteous Christian can drink Starbucks beverages.
At least, that’s the opinion of former evangelical pastor and conservative activist David Barton, whose May 19 sermon on pious caffeine consumption was recently posted online.
Speaking at Whitesburg Baptist Church, Barton said that Starbucks was “pouring money” into the destruction of traditional marriage, according to video of the speech.
“The question is, ‘Can a Christian give money to a group he knows will use it to attack what God supports?’” Barton said. “If you know that when you buy a cup of Starbucks, 5, 10, 15 cents is going to be used to defeat marriage, can you do that? The answer is ‘no.’”
Barton represents mainstream evangelicals in the same way that Hitler represents mainstream Germans. So, HuffPo, just shut up.
But it’s perfectly acceptable to say that religious fundamentalism is:
@YourAnonNews: Kathleen Taylor, Neuroscientist, Says Religious Fundamentalism Could Be Treated As A Mental Illness http://t.co/9Rcm9easeo
Thank you, Kathleen, for demonstrating anti- religious bias is alive and well at Oxford. And that it’s politically correct.
Why? Because he says things like this:
Gee, now in his second stint as Ohio State president, said he’s no fan of Notre Dame after having negotiated with the school’s leaders for years, to no avail, over the Irish’s potential move to the Big Ten Conference.
“The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they’re holy hell on the rest of the week,” Gee said to laughter at the Dec. 5 meeting attended by athletic director Gene Smith and several other athletic department members, along with professors and students. ”You just can’t trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday, and so, literally, I can say that,” said Gee, a Mormon.
Notre Dame joined the Athletic Coast Conference in all sports with the exception of football last year. Later, Gee questioned the academic integrity of schools in the South Eastern Conference, as well as the University of Louisville.
The top goal of Big Ten presidents is to “make certain that we have institutions of like-minded academic integrity,” Gee said. “So you won’t see us adding Louisville,” a member of the Big East conference that is also joining the ACC. ”You tell the SEC when they can learn to read and write, then they can figure out what we’re doing,” Gee said, when asked by a questioner how to respond to SEC fans who say the Big Ten can’t count because it now has 14 members.
But hey, he didn’t say anything about the Blacks or the women or the gays. So it’s all good. Right Mr Gee?
I’m one of the moderators of the SOTS Facebook group so when folk want to join, myself or one of the other moderators (Jonathan or Jim) will approve or not. Just now… this ‘guy’ requested membership:
I don’t know what goes for acceptable in NTS or other learned societies (though SBL will let anyone join) but you can’t join SOTS just because you sell steroids and wear clothes that make you look like you belong on ‘Dancing With the Stars’. SOTS isn’t THAT kind of society!
Administrators at Blue Ridge Christian Academy, a private K4-12 school in Landrum, S.C., warned parents on March 28 the school might have to close after this school year if it couldn’t raise $200,000 to make next year’s budget. The recent “atheist controversy” has resulted in a round of much-needed donations from around the world, sparking hope that the school, which this year had 132 students, may be able to stay open for the 2013-14 school year, officials said.
Blue Ridge made national headlines last month after a friend of a parent who has a child enrolled at the school posted a photo to the Internet of a fourth-grade science quiz titled “Dinosaurs: Genesis and the Gospel.” The quiz sparked heated online and offline debate about the appropriateness of teaching creationism to kids.
“The media attention has brought awareness of the school reaching from the upstate of South Carolina, throughout the U.S. and into over 70 countries around the world. Donations have been given ranging in amounts from $1 – $1,000,” the school said in a press release this week. “Encouraging notes and emails have poured in from around world to offset the thousands of hateful comments that are not only circulating the Internet and Facebook, but also direct mail, emails and phone calls to the school.”
Good work, opponents of Creationism. You’ve helped fund it. The thing evolutionists hate most has been helped substantially by them. Now that’s what we call irony. And, of course, the law of unintended consequences.
I bet the schools that teach Creationism wish the evolutionists would complain and mock even more.
31 of them. Thankfully, I’ve only seen myself in 28. But this one most of all-
11. You get irrationally mad when you realize the internet is ruining students’ grammar.
That sort of thing is an automatic F.
In the email today this gem:
Ha! Like I would be bothered by such things. Ha! Supposed ‘friends’ have said plenty of awful stuff and if you add to that the lunacy of Little Honey Tee Tee and derogations of the angry atheists and the supporters of gay marriage and the homeschoolers and the fundamentalists and the feckless sycophants of the accreditation industry and the Christian Zionists and all the rest there’s just a mountain of rage out there like an Everest of hatred. ’The absolute worst’? That would be cowardice in the face of opposition or fear of contempt for the sake of the truth.
I long ago adopted the wise word of Sirach-
ἕως θανάτου ἀγώνισαι περὶ τῆς ἀληθείας καὶ κύριος ὁ θεὸς πολεμήσει ὑπὲρ σοῦ (Sir 4:28)
The angry-at-me-for-whatever can just get in line.