Daily Archives: 23 Mar 2018

In Pennsylvania They Want to Counteract Gun Violence… With… Buckets… of Rocks… For the Students to Throw…

Not. The. Onion.

One school superintendent has a novel way to keep his students safe from school shooters: arming them with rocks.

David Helsel, superintendent of a school district in northeast Pennsylvania, explained his plan to a legislative education committee last week, drawing a flurry of local media coverage.

“Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone,” Helsel explained about his Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County outside Harrisburg, in a video broadcast by ABC affiliate 16 WNEP. “If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full of students armed with rocks and they will be stoned.”

I give up.  America is officially too stupid to continue.  Come finish us off, God.

The Bee Stings Republican Hypocrisy

Republicans to get elected: we will defund Planned Parenthood.

Republicans after being elected: we will fund Planned Parenthood.

In a speech celebrating the signing into law of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Friday, Republican President Donald Trump took a moment to clarify that by consistently repeating on the campaign trail that they would “defund Planned Parenthood,” he, as well as congressional Republicans, actually meant that they would “continue giving Planned Parenthood $500 million dollars in taxpayer funding each year.”

“‘We’re pro-life, give us a chance and we’ll defund Planned Parenthood, etc.’—we said these things a million times to get your votes. We did, it’s true,” Trump said. “I, your Republican president, as well as the Republicans who control Congress, want to make sure you understand that ‘defund’ can mean many things—for instance, it can mean ‘hand over half a billion dollars annually to the largest abortion provider in the country.’ It’s semantics, really.”

The president went on to assure conservative voters that when it comes to the 2018 midterm elections, and especially the 2020 presidential election, they can trust their Republican politicians “100%” when they say they will certainly defund Planned Parenthood.

In short- the GOP will lie any lie they need to lie in order to get the votes of the gullible.  And it works.

Sad News: James F. Strange Has Died

Per Jack Sasson. Sad news- Dr Strange died this morning.

What Makes a Biblical Scholar? One Thing That Does Is Superior Competence in the Biblical Languages

People who think they are biblical scholars but don’t know the languages are like men who think they know what giving birth is like because they’ve watched their wife do it.

If you can’t read it, you can’t interpret it.

καὶ ἤκουσεν Μωυσῆς κλαιόντων αὐτῶν κατὰ δήμους αὐτῶν ἕκαστον ἐπὶ τῆς θύρας αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐθυμώθη ὀργῇ κύριος σφόδρα καὶ ἔναντι Μωυσῆ ἦν πονηρόν καὶ εἶπεν Μωυσῆς πρὸς κύριον ἵνα τί ἐκάκωσας τὸν θεράποντά σου καὶ διὰ τί οὐχ εὕρηκα χάριν ἐναντίον σου ἐπιθεῖναι τὴν ὁρμὴν τοῦ λαοῦ τούτου ἐπ᾽ ἐμέ μὴ ἐγὼ ἐν γαστρὶ ἔλαβον πάντα τὸν λαὸν τοῦτον ἢ ἐγὼ ἔτεκον αὐτούς ὅτι λέγεις μοι λαβὲ αὐτὸν εἰς τὸν κόλπον σου ὡσεὶ ἄραι τιθηνὸς τὸν θηλάζοντα εἰς τὴν γῆν ἣν ὤμοσας τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτῶν πόθεν μοι κρέα δοῦναι παντὶ τῷ λαῷ τούτῳ ὅτι κλαίουσιν ἐπ᾽ ἐμοὶ λέγοντες δὸς ἡμῖν κρέα ἵνα φάγωμεν οὐ δυνήσομαι ἐγὼ μόνος φέρειν τὸν λαὸν τοῦτον ὅτι βαρύτερόν μοί ἐστιν τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο εἰ δὲ οὕτως σὺ ποιεῖς μοι ἀπόκτεινόν με ἀναιρέσει εἰ εὕρηκα ἔλεος παρὰ σοί ἵνα μὴ ἴδω μου τὴν κάκωσιν.

 וַיִּשְׁמַע מֹשֶׁה אֶת־הָעָם בֹּכֶה לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָיו אִישׁ לְפֶתַח אָהֳלוֹ וַיִּחַר־אַף יְהוָה מְאֹד וּבְעֵינֵי מֹשֶׁה רָע׃
וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל־יְהוָה לָמָה הֲרֵעֹתָ לְעַבְדֶּךָ וְלָמָּה לֹא־מָצָתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ לָשׂוּם אֶת־מַשָּׂא כָּל־הָעָם הַזֶּה עָלָי׃
הֶאָנֹכִי הָרִיתִי אֵת כָּל־הָעָם הַזֶּה אִם־אָנֹכִי יְלִדְתִּיהוּ כִּי־תֹאמַר אֵלַי שָׂאֵהוּ בְחֵיקֶךָ כַּאֲשֶׁר יִשָּׂא הָאֹמֵן אֶת־הַיֹּנֵק עַל הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַאֲבֹתָיו׃
מֵאַיִן לִי בָּשָׂר לָתֵת לְכָל־הָעָם הַזֶּה כִּי־יִבְכּוּ עָלַי לֵאמֹר תְּנָה־לָּנוּ בָשָׂר וְנֹאכֵלָה׃
לֹא־אוּכַל אָנֹכִי לְבַדִּי לָשֵׂאת אֶת־כָּל־הָעָם הַזֶּה כִּי כָבֵד מִמֶּנִּי׃
וְאִם־כָּכָה אַתְּ־עֹשֶׂה לִּי הָרְגֵנִי נָא הָרֹג אִם־מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ וְאַל־אֶרְאֶה בְּרָעָתִי׃ פ

Der Film zum Jubiläum von 500 Jahre Reformation in Zürich

No, And Just Stop It. Just. Stop.

A Judge Delayed a Pedophile’s Sentencing So Said Pedophile Could Go on Vacation…

Britain needs to remove this ‘Judge’.

Kristopher Cook, 24, who had admitted trying to meet a child for sex, said he could not make the original date due to a family break in the Lakes.  Judge Amanda Rippon moved sentencing back a week to May 21, but warned him: “You may be looking at a jail sentence.”  It is thought Cook, of South Shields, South Tyneside, chatted online with an adult posing as an underage girl who then informed police.  He admitted attempting to engage a child in sexual activity at Newcastle crown court, which has a 14-year maximum term.

Amanda needs to go.

Zwingli’s Friend Urbanus

urbanusThe reformer Urbanus Rhegius (Koenig) was born in 1490 at Langenargen, near Lindau. He studied at Freiburg and at Ingolstadt. At the latter place he became professor of poetry and rhetoric. In the year 1520, he became cathedral preacher at Augsburg, where he accepted the principles of the Reformation. In 1530, he was called as superintendent to Celle and as such was the reformer of the Duchy of Luncburg. He died March 23, 1541. His works appeared in 1562 at Nuremberg, four volumes in German, three volumes in Latin. His biography was written by Heimbuerger (Gotha, 1851) and by Uhlhorn (Elberfeld, 1861).

Essays in Novum Testamentum Available Free

To celebrate the 60th Volume of Novum Testamentum, selected articles will be available for free downloading during 2018. The first 6 articles, one from every decade, are now freely accessible until 16 May — http://www2.brill.com/Free_articles_from_Novum_Testamentum

America’s Chief Problem: It’s Really Two Countries

America is two countries. One a socialist state where the government is responsible for public good, and the other a fascist state where the government is responsible for only war and law. The problem is that these two countries are completely intermingled.  And its divergent citizens, neighbors.  This is a recipe for disaster and this disaster is being played out every day on the stage of political tribalism.

Sooner or later a Civil War will break out.  It’s here in words.  Actual conflict can’t be far behind.

At any rate, the American experiment has seen its best days and the end of the Republic is on the horizon.

Quote of the Day

No one can become a theologian unless he becomes one without Aristotle. — Martin Luther