Eric keeps photobombing all my excellent shots. Anyway, tomorrow I’m going to the Hebrew Bible section at 9 and Jacob Wright’s paper at 11. So, more anon.
Daily Archives: 2 Mar 2018
NT Wright is giving the Gifford lectures and citing wikipedia whilst doing it…. according to sources positioned to know…
Via someone who probably doesn’t want to be named….
There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution. – John Adams
Infant baptism is a consequence of Augustine’s idiotic understanding of original sin. It is the foolish belief that water removes sin and spares the wet one the misery of purgatory. None of which is true.
To Those Christians Who Live in Constant Fear of Attack and Chaos… And Find it Necessary to Militarize Themselves…
Remember Jesus’s word- καὶ μὴ φοβεῖσθε ἀπὸ τῶν ἀποκτεννόντων τὸ σῶμα, τὴν δὲ ψυχὴν μὴ δυναμένων ἀποκτεῖναι· φοβεῖσθε δὲ μᾶλλον τὸν δυνάμενον καὶ ψυχὴν καὶ σῶμα ἀπολέσαι ἐν γεέννῃ. (Matt. 10:28)
You’re far more likely to be killed by a misused gun from your own home than you are by a home invader or other threat.
Because, evidently, gun violence is perpetrated by members of the NRA and they’re busy at their convention.
Gunshot-related deaths and injuries temporarily show a dramatic decline when the National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention, according to a new analysis online February 28 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
The authors say it’s evidence that firearms – even in the hands of experienced users – are inherently dangerous and accidents don’t just happen among novices.
Dr. Anupam Jena of Harvard Medical School and Andrew Olenski of Columbia University compared firearm injuries during the conventions each year from 2007 through 2015 with injury rates three weeks before and three weeks after each event.
A decline of 63% was seen in the states where the conventions were being held, apparently due to large numbers of gun owners being at the events, as well as, in some cases, gun venues such as firing ranges or hunting grounds having closed while their staff attended the convention.
Nationally, there was a 20% reduction in firearm injuries during the convention.
So go ahead, draw your own conclusions.