Monthly Archives: June 2011

Joel Has Lost His Mind!

And I only mention it here so you can pray for him

I Thumb My Nose at All Attempts to Usurp Alexa as the Ranking Authority

So off with all of you who wish to abandon the historical foundation of biblioblog ranking to whore after other systems which your elders neither knew nor confessed.

May you all  perish in the greedy maw of hell which eagerly awaits your arrival.  Or, as Ezekiel said to wicked Jerusalem (which is what you apostates from the truth of Alexa are to a man (and a few women)).

So Oholibah [Alexa denying bloggers!], the LORD God proclaims: I’m now inciting your lovers against you, all those from whom you recoiled, and I will bring them against you from all around— 23 Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, all the Assyrians with them, the most handsome young men, all of them governors and officers, career officers and conscripts, all of them on horseback. 24 They will come against you with weapons, chariots, and wagons, and with a great army, with shield, buckler, and helmet; and they will surround you. I will hand your punishment over to them, and they will judge you according to their laws. 25 I will direct my passion against you, and they will deal with you in wrath. They will cut off your nose and ears, and those who are left will fall by the sword. They will seize your sons and daughters, and those who are left will be burned with fire. 26 They will strip your clothing from you and remove your beautiful crown. 27 That’s how I will put an end to your lewdness and your Egyptian-styled promiscuity. Never again will you stare at them, and you won’t remember Egypt anymore. 28 The LORD God proclaims: I’m now handing you over to those whom you hate and from whom you recoil. 29 They will deal hatefully with you: They will seize your pay and leave you completely naked. Your promiscuity, betrayal, and seductions will be exposed. 30 This will be done to you because you sold yourself to the nations and became defiled by their idols. 31 You followed in your sister’s path, so I have put her cup into your hand.

Ha!  Take that and put it in your truth denying pipe and smoke it you Todd Bentley worshiping prats!

Et Tu, Rhode Island?

Rhode Island has joined New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, and New Hampshire as states where gay marriage is legal.

Rhode Island has passed its own law approving civil unions among same-sex couples. “From hospital visitation rights, medical decision-making powers, equal state tax treatment, we have moved one step in the right direction to ensuring that individuals receive equal rights and protections under the law,” said state Sen. Paiva Weed. Gov. Lincoln Chafee vowed to sign the bill once it passed the Senate, which voted 21-16 yesterday in favor of the measure, reports the Providence Journal.

When the Supreme Court (eventually) overturns California’s Prop 8, every state will have to recognize gay marriage.  And you heard it here (as a word of sadness) first.

More ‘This Guy Should Never Be Allowed Around Children Again!’ News

Carlos Rico tossed his little child out of the car and he ended up with over 500 cactus needles in him.

The father of a 4-year-old boy is now being held on $500,000 bail after choking his son and abandoning him on a West Texas highway on Tuesday night, leaving the child to fend for himself for hours on the side of a cactus-lined road.  The child’s father, 22-year-old Carlos Rico, told police he had a “religious experience” with voices telling him to “choke his son and leave him on the side of the road.” And that’s apparently what he did.  Today Rico’s charges were upgraded from endangering a child to attempted capital murder. A Nolan County grand jury is slated to hear the case in July.

VILE.  The only ‘religious experience’ he had was a vision from satan, which he stupidly listened to.

Exodus, But Not From Egypt this Time

New equality laws are forcing religious people to flee the country because they are being denied the freedom to live in accordance with their beliefs, the Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, has warned. The Orthodox Jewish leader claimed that anti-discrimination policies had fuelled an “erosion of religious liberty” in Britain that was leading to a new “Mayflower”, a reference to the flight of the persecuted Pilgrim Fathers to America in the 17th century.  His comments follow growing alarm from leading religious figures over the increasing influence of equality laws. The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has called on the Prime Minister to review equality legislation amid concerns that religious freedoms and Britain’s Christian heritage are under threat.

England, you know I love you.  But this sort of thing makes you look quite unfortunate.  Your becoming more hostile to faith is a very bad thing.

Total Depravity: Still Another Reprehensible Pedophile

The local news reports

A federal grand jury indicted a Knoxville man Tuesday for trying to entice a twelve-year-old to engage in sex.  The indictment of Raymond Walter Boden, 57, resulted from an investigation by the Knoxville Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Sickening.  Just sickening and far, far too common.

Discrimination against Heterosexuals by Homosexual Softballers

This stuff can’t be made up. But it nicely shows the state of modern Western culture.

Just how gay is gay enough for gay softball? The North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) is now facing a lawsuit following a decision from the 2008 Gay Softball World Series to strip the second-place team of their title because the team was apparently composed of not enough homosexual players. According to The New York Times, the five players in question were taken into a small conference room and interrogated about their sexual preferences. Ultimately, three players were deemed at least “not gay enough,” to play.

Curiously the three players deemed not gay enough were Justin Bieber, Joel Watts, and Robert Wilson!  I know, right?????

And Now for Something Completely Different: June’s Worst #FAILs

It’s Outrageous What Westminster Abbey Have Done

Though the Abbey had agreed to host the Sheffield KJV Project display during the upcoming International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, they have now, virtually at the last minute, backed out!  Leaving the Project in the lurch and desperately seeking an alternative.

And why have they backed out?  To allow pictures of the Royal Wedding to remain on display a bit longer…  Sad.  Outrageous really!

So, please, if you’re within walking distance from SE1 (Waterloo) or Strand, and open to the public, and willing to allow the Project to have panels which are foamboard and measure 100 x 70cm and 14 in number ‘hung’ using velcro dots or suspended from wire or attached directly to a wall with suitable adhesive please contact the Project right away!

And if you’re in London, perhaps you can help get the word out as well?

UPDATE:  A possible positive development:  We have possible venue: St Brides.  Now need stands or equiv to support foamboard panels. Help!

My Favorite Irelander Máire Byrne…

And her views on the Catholic Church are discussed here.  Must reading.  Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite.

When most people think about making ‘peace in Ireland,’ it is likely that their thoughts turn to transforming the Troubles in the northeast part of the island. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reviewing chapters in an Irish Peace Centres’publication, Studying Faith, Practising Peace, which re-enforce that perception.  The publication is a product of a conference which asked graduate students in theology to address the question, ‘Do theological studies make a tangible and practical contribution to peace on the island of Ireland?’  But, refreshingly, not every chapter in the publication deals with the Northern Irish Troubles. In my final instalment in my series of posts about this publication, I featureMáire Byrne’s contribution: ‘Catholic Identity – How can Irish Catholics Define themselves in Light of the Changing Views of the Catholic Church?’

Worst Story You Will Read Today: Guaranteed. (via Scotteriology)

Worst you’ll ever read. There are some real weirdo depraved souls down there.

Worst Story You Will Read Today: Guaranteed. A pub in New Zealand has introduced horse semen to its drinks menu, a stomach-churning addition tinged with the wholesome flavour of apple. Yeah… ’cause ‘Apple’ makes everything go down better… especially Horse jizz. Dear God… The Green Man Pub in Wellington offers the 30ml shots for a princely sum of £12 – and apparently it’s going down a treat with regulars. The gastro-pub serves the drink chilled fresh from a Christchurch stallion farm a … Read More

via Scotteriology

On the Preaching Office

On the 30th of June, 1525, Huldrych Zwingli published one of his most important books, Von dem Predigtamt.  Or, more fully, Von dem Predig Ampt : darinn man sicht, wie die selbsgesandten vfruorer, nit Apostel als sy wöllend gesehen syn, wider Gottes Wort thuond, das sy eim yeden getrüwen Wächter unnd Predger des Evangelij under synem Volck predginen uffschlahend, one Durfft und Erloubnus der gantzen Gmeind und Wächters.

It was a blistering denunciation of what would rightly be called the self appointed dilettantes blathering around Zurich their own version of biblical interpretation and reform.   The central issue of the book- should unauthorized laymen preach the Word of God?  A more resounding no could never be sounded.  These dilettantes, these ‘rebaptizers’, were ‘ganz und gar wider gott’!

Zwingli asserted as well that ‘Ohne Kenntnis des Hebräischen und Griechischen kein “Durchdringen” des Alten und Neuen Testaments: alle Kommentare können den Wert der Originalkenntnis nicht ersetzen’.  And of course, the dilettantes, being dilettantes, possessed no such knowledge.

Zwingli had scriptural proof in Romans 10(15).  Only the authorized may preach.  So who are the authorized?  Those called both by God and the Church.  Others were thieves climbing over the walls into the sheepfolds and must be ejected before they consumed the sheep.

 

Pentebabbleists (The New Montanists) and their Penchant for Covering Up

Charismatics (read, Pentebabbleists, the new Montanists) have a penchant for covering up the misdeeds of their high-profile ‘pastors’ in the same way that for many years the Catholic Church covered up and ignored the abuse of children.

So, it’s nice to see a little tiny movement afoot to call to accountability the pentebabblers and their silent supporters and enablers.

Should we be dealing with wayward shepherds [even in independent churches] in the same wink-wink, nudge-nudge and hush-hush manner? No! It is not unkind to analyze a Christian leader’s character and practice in the light of Scripture. That is not unkind. That is kind. We as the body of Christ have a mandate from God to do this even if it involves rebuking certain people by name even if  they are so popular, well known and  “anointed”.  And they must remain transparent lest they bring the name of the Lord to disrepute.

Nicely said.  Now if the Montanists would abandon their heresy and return to the Truth.  But that’s probably asking too much.  After all, there’s too much money to be made by selling their false Gospel of Jesus +…

For Two Days She Went Unnoticed

This is sad, mostly because it shows just how indifferent people are to those around them and how oblivious-

The body of a woman was found Tuesday night floating in a public pool in Massachusetts, and authorities are determining how long the body had gone unnoticed — possibly since Sunday. Authorities are investigating how lifeguards and poolgoers at the Fall River facility would have failed to notice the body of Marie Joseph. She reportedly was found floating in the pool by some young people who jumped the fence for a swim while the pool was closed.

How can a body go unnoticed? Sadly self involved folk simply overlooked her.  People truly are curved in on themselves, to the exclusion of others.

The Michelle Bachmann School of US History…

You’ll doubtless want to enroll.  The introductory lecture follows-

Dateline’s Pervert Hunter Chris Hansen a Bit Depraved Himself

You know Chris Hansen– he’s the NBC correspondent who is famous for those sting bits catching pedophiles.  Well, he’s been caught on hidden camera too-

Looks like the sting tactic that made Chris Hansen famous may have come back to bite him — big time.

The National Enquirer is reporting that they’ve caught the “To Catch A Predator” host cheating on his wife with Kristyn Caddell, a Florida NBC affiliate news reporter twenty one years his junior, with a hidden camera. Hansen is married with two children and lives in Connecticut.

The Enquirer says that they have footage of Hansen out with Caddell, having dinner at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Manalapan, Florida, and then returning for the night to her Palm Beach apartment. The host has been spending time in Florida investigating the disappearance of James ‘Jimmy T’ Trindade, the Enquirer reports (via the Daily Mail).

Shame on him if he’s a cheater.  And to the rest who are inclined to wickedness- not only is God watching, so is someone else.  On video.

Bob Cargill’s Take on the ‘Miriam Ossuary’

Nicely done, per usual.

"Miriam, Daughter of Yeshua, Son of Caiaphas" Inscription Announced This morning, archaeologists from Bar Ilan University and Tel Aviv University announced the discovery of an ossuary (burial bone box) in Israel, which was recovered from thieves who had robbed a tomb. The ossuary is unprovenanced – that is, because it was not discovered in a controlled archaeological excavation, its origin and context are unknown. However, further investigation (which I understand to be interrogation of the thieves) has led resea … Read More

via XKV8R: The Official Blog of Dr. Robert R. Cargill

Oh, Heartbreaking

Two-year-old Leonardo Silva of Brownsville was playing outside his home Tuesday morning when officials say he accidentally drank gasoline out of a gasoline tank that was left outside.  The toddler was adventurous. His aunt tells us Leonardo always liked to explore and this horrific accident may have been one of his many adventures that unfortunately turned tragic.  “He was always really curious and he was always moving stuff and what is this what is that and I want this.”

Who would think such a thing possible.  How heartbreaking.  I’ll be remembering his family and friends.

The two-year-old was playing outside yesterday morning while his mom tended to a clothesline. Karina Escobar tells us that’s when the toddler found the gas tank, opened the cap, stuck some sort of a tube to use it as a straw and ingested gasoline. Escobar was inside watching TV when she saw her nephew run inside holding his neck.  “I start hearing the baby start gagging. I see him through the mirror and he starts going like that. I’m like oh my God, what’s wrong with him? I turn around and I look and he just falls to the ground and I’m like oh my God.”

Sigh.  Sometimes, I just wonder what divine providence is up to.

San Francisco, You’re Weird

Considering banning the sale of pets, even goldfish…

The proposal started with dogs and cats, expanded to birds and hamsters, and now includes any animal that walks, flies, swims, crawls or slithers — unless you plan to eat it.

Weirdos.  I think when I’m in Frisco I’ll eat some pets.

Oh Those Crazy Mormons and their Family Portraits…

Via Craig Martin on FB-

There’s so much wrong here…  so much…