Daily Archives: 22 Jan 2012

Lunatic Dilettante of the Decade: Mary Jester

This one popped up on Google+ earning it’s lunatic dilettante author, one ‘Mary Jester’ (yeah, no kidding), the Lunatic Dilettante of the Decade Award:

This is exactly what happens when pentebabbleist Montanists who have not a clue concerning the Bible, Church history, or theology are allowed to blather on uncontrollably.  This is the same sort of nonsense spewed by the ignorant Anabaptists at Muenster, proving that even the most damnably ignorant heresies and the dilettantes who embrace them are never new.

Such ignorance.  Truly.  Profound and impenetrable ignorance which should never be allowed.    Mary Jester, congratulations- you are the most ignorant person I’ve ever heard of.

Steven Tyler is to Football What Roseanne Barr is to Baseball

Giving the WORST rendition of the National Anthem I’ve ever heard at a Football Game…

Steven, you stink. Learn the words (and how to sing).

Jacob Wright: On ‘Deborah’s War Memorial’

Jacob’s uploaded one of his recent essays to Academia.edu.  You’ll want to take a look.

Signs of the Times

Nothing says ‘worship’ quite like kids hurling themselves off a stage into the hands of a waiting mob…

Israel’s Litmus Test: Be Zionist or Else

Israel’s Taliban have standards and they include- be a zionist or be excoriated.

Three self-proclaimed watchdog organizations have labeled about 10 percent of Israeli academics as anti-Zionist, according to a recent study by a group of academics, artists and university students who aim to counter the categorizations. The organizations, which are open about their activities, are Im Tirtzu, IsraCampus and Israel Academia Monitor.  The group’s survey came up with the names of more than 1,000 Israelis, 800 of whom are academics but also including authors, journalists, public intellectuals, and past and present cabinet ministers, that appear on a list maintained by the trio of organizations.

Taliban of every ethnicity and religious persuasion are equally lamentable.  And they need to be denounced by every person.  Silence is acquiescence.

Reason 78,090 That God Should Destroy the World

An autistic 6th grader was brutally beaten and the tools of Satan responsible video-taped the episode and posted it on Facebook.

Troubling footage has surfaced of an autistic student being brutally beaten to the ground at his Maryland school bus stop while his peers stood by to watch — and catch the act on camera.  In the video, acquired by WMAR-TV, an unidentified student strikes 11-year-old Kaleb Kula in the head as other students cheer on.  “Yo, beat the sh– out of him!” one student yells. The video was later uploaded to Facebook.  Kula has been a victim of bullying for years at Elkton Middle School, WMAR-TV reports, being verbally and physically abused by his peers. He tells the station that he just has “a bad reputation.”  “At least kids that don’t have special needs can defend themselves a little bit more,” Kaleb’s father James Kula said. “He’s pretty much defenseless.”

Such a culture as ours which breeds evil simply for the sake of evil surely doesn’t merit continuance, or prayer.

“Pray no more for these people, Jeremiah. Do not weep or pray for them, and don’t beg me to help them, for I will not listen to you.”  (Jer 7:16).  And – “Pray no more for these people, Jeremiah. Do not weep or pray for them, for I will not listen to them when they cry out to me in distress”. (Jer 11:14).

Too harsh?  If you think so just go to the link above to the story and read the horrific list of similar acts of violence against the defenseless.  Even animals don’t brutalize other animals merely for the joy of brutalization.  Only people, evil, perverted, wicked, depraved people do that.

God Bless Gabby Giffords

English: Official portrait of United States Re...

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will step down from Congress this week, her staff said today, and not seek re-election when her current term expires this year.  “I have more work to do on my recovery and so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week,” Giffords said in a video posted online Sunday. “Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover.”

A politician who actually cares more about here constituents than her position.  She’s one in a million.  If the rest of Congress cared for their constituents half as much as she does, they would resign today too.

Quote of the Day

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.   — Sartre

I Wish the Last Year of His Life Wasn’t The One People Will Remember

Christian Brady remembers Joe Paterno.  I wish the last year of Paterno’s life wasn’t the one people will remember.   I wish I could see the future the way Christian does.

Christian writes

The circumstances of the last few months are not what anyone would have wanted, but I do not believe they will define his career and certainly not his life. Coach often said he lived a full, happy life doing what he loved best with a wonderful family and friends. He transformed the lives of thousands of young men for the better. He reminded us all to be gracious in defeat and when we are successful, to act like we have been there before and will be there again. That, I am convinced, will be his legacy.

I honestly hope so.  May he rest in peace and may his family gain some peace.

Forgive us Our Debts

And those who heap them upon us-

via Craig Martin on FB

Conference Announcement: Israel Finkelstein

From Thomas Römer on Facebook-

Thomas Römer
Milieux Bibliques
Conférenciers invités
ANNÉE 2011-2012

Israel Finkelstein
Professeur à l’Université de Tel-Aviv (Israël)

The emergence of the northern kingdom of Israel

1. Setting the Stage: The Final Days of the Canaanite City-States in the North in the Late 11th and Early 10th Centuries BCE

2. An Early Northern Territorial Entity in the Plateau of Gibeon-Bethel and the Biblical Account of King Saul

3. The Early Days of the Northern Kingdom: Tirzah and the Territorial Expansion to the Lowlands

4. Comments on the Omrides: Samaria, Ramoth-gilead and Moab

Les jeudis 9, 16, 23 février, à 17h00 et le mardi 28 février 2012, à 11h00

If you can attend, you should.

Rap The Heidelberg Catechism

You could win 600 Euro.

Der Heidelberger Katechismus eignet sich nicht nur als Anregung zum Nachdenken über Glaubensinhalte, seine rhythmische Sprache inspiriert auch zu einem Rap. Deshalb schreibt der Reformierte Bund den Wettbewerb aus: RAP.DEN.HEIDELBERGER.

Go ahead…