Daily Archives: 27 Aug 2011

I Suppose Some Would Call Hosea and John the Baptist Anti-Semites Too

When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry, for the land commits great harlotry by forsaking the LORD.” So he went and took … Continue reading

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Israel’s Representative at the UN Sees the Handwriting on the Wall

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, sent a classified cable to the Foreign Ministry last week, stating that Israel stands no chance of rallying a substantial number of states to oppose a resolution at the UN General Assembly … Continue reading

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Hurricane Looters in Virginia: Shameful and Despicable

Though it was inevitable that we would hear of criminals looting in the midst of the hurricane it doesn’t lessen the shameful and despicable character of that act. Police arrested two people for looting about 4 p.m. Saturday in the … Continue reading

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What is the Bible

According to Leo Jud, the Bible is The school of Divine wisdom. In it, we learn what authentic wisdom is and how to live according to it.

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Proof of Fraud: The ‘Lead Codices’

Steve Caruso has shown, dramatically, that one of the so called ‘lead codices’ simply lifted letters from actually authentic ancient materials. Now, will the lead codices people please just sell their items to the gullible watchers of the Naked Archaeologist … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Clean up Efforts

There’s a map and if you’re in the area places you can help.  Check it out here.  Those of us unaffected will remember those of you who are.  And since this is America, you’ll have plenty of help putting your … Continue reading

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Abortion Laws Will be Tightened

Abortion laws are set to be tightened by the Government in the biggest shake-up in a generation. So says the Telegraph. It continues The Department of Health is to announce plans for a new system of independent counselling for women … Continue reading

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Do People See ‘Ghosts’?

Not according to the Second Helvetic Confession: What is related of the spirits or souls of the dead sometimes appearing to those who are alive, and begging certain duties of them whereby they may be set free, we count those … Continue reading

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Canada is Now America’s Number 1 Oil Supplier

I guess this means that we need to intervene militarily in Canada so as to ‘stabilize’ the government and ‘insure that the will of the people’ is enforced… just like we did in Iraq (because Canada tortures its citizens by … Continue reading

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Toddlers and Tiaras: Proof there is Something Desperately Wrong with Some People

Just an observation.  But truly, Toddlers and Tiaras, you prove the inerrancy of the doctrine of total depravity with ease and aplomb.

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Congress: More Despised than Ever

Three weeks ago, people joked about Congress’ approval rating of 14%. Now, realclearpolitics.com polling average is 12.3% — Steve Inskeep What I want to know is who are these insane people who make up the 12.3% who think Congress is … Continue reading

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The Impact of Hurricane Irene

Sunny skies and light wind and beautiful weather.  Thank you, Irene!  (Or at least I guess I’m supposed to thank Irene, since that’s the only story on the weather these days and thus she must be the direct cause of … Continue reading

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Sad news: The Death of C.K. Barrett

From Michael Halcomb This came through on the Facebook feed of James Dunn this morning: “Hi everyone. You will be saddened to hear that Kingsley Barrett, my predecessor, died last night (6.30 pm, 26.08.11) – aged 94. He was the … Continue reading

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De convitiis Eckii

Huldrych Zwingli and Johannes Eck didn’t get along.  Obviously.  So when Zwingli published his ‘Reasonable Faith‘ Eck couldn’t control himself.  He had to lash out.  The present booklet, Zwingli’s response to Eck’s response to Fidei ratio lets Mr Eck have … Continue reading

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As Promised, It Has Arrived!

With many thanks to Peter over in Zurich for sending it and inscribing it: Again, thank you, Peter.  A lot!

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Book Recommendation: The Comical Doctrine

Rosalind Selby’s volume is a much needed antidote to the ideology of postmodernism. In this wide-ranging study Rosalind Selby explores the hermeneutical implications of a Barthian epistemology in which ‘givenness’ (of knowledge, talk of God and Scripture, and the Church) … Continue reading

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The Perfect Term to Use When Describing Jacobovici’s Work

And all the other pseudo-archaeologists out there and the rubbish they peddle:  Apostolic-Archaeology.  Here’s the explanation– “Apostolic” Archaeology, a phrase that I have coined, is a sub-discipline of pseudo-archaeology. The practitioners of this discipline are usually adventurers, sometimes treasure hunters, … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Break the First Commandment?

In light of the inclination of so many far right fundamentalists to blame things like earthquakes and hurricanes on human wickedness, I offer for your reading pleasure and edification, Martin Luther’s explanation of what it means to break the first … Continue reading

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On Dealing With Adversity

Adversity will have its bitterness, and sting us. When afflicted with disease, we shall groan and be disquieted, and long for health; pressed with poverty, we shall feel the stings of anxiety and sadness, feel the pain of ignominy, contempt, … Continue reading

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