Daily Archives: 25 Jan 2019

Call for Submissions

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Evangelicals and their Deplorable Silence

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Why Aren’t There Any Christians At First Baptist, Dallas?

It’s self evident that there aren’t or they would remove this politically driven idol worshiper.

His ‘church’ has become nothing more than a weekly political rally for the worst of the GOP.  If there were Christians at his ‘church’ they would demand his ouster.  They no longer conduct worship, they conduct Republican fundraising.

He’s White. He’s a Teen. He Lives in Iowa. So Guess How Much Time He Got in Prison For Raping a 1 Year Old, on Camera…

If you guessed ZERO minutes you guessed right.  Because in Iowa if you’re a white teen boy you can rape a 1 year old, and record it, and nothing will happen to you.

An Iowa teen accused of raping a 1-year-old girl, won’t do any jail time.  In July, Kraigen Grooms, 19, pleaded guilty to one county of Engaging in a Lascivious Act with a Child.  Wapello County Attorney Gary Oldenburger told KTVO that Grooms, aka Kraigen Simmers, was sentenced on that charge on Monday.  Wapello County Attorney Gary Oldenburger defended the plea deal in a statement Thursday in an effort, he said, to correct “grossly inaccurate” information being spread about the case, according to court records.

Mind you, the crime was ON CAMERA.  But because the 1 year old’s parents didn’t want the teen to serve any time, he won’t…  (poor marks for parenting, you child abusers.  He will offend again).

Grooms received a 10-year suspended sentence and five years of supervised release. He will be required to register as a sex offender for life. Grooms was just 17 in the spring of 2014 when he was arrested for sexually assaulting a one-year-old child. Law enforcement officials told KTVO at that time there was videotaped evidence of the assault.

If he was a person of color he would never see daylight.  He should never see daylight.  But he’s white…

Jeremiah Through Zwingli’s Eyes

Here’s a good post, the second of three, on Zwingli and Jeremiah.  The first one is over here.  Enjoy!

It’s Looking Grim in the Northeast- And Not Because of the Weather

The Government Shutdown is Evil

Listen to this report on NPR and then pretend that what Trump and McConnell are doing is good, right, decent, or remotely honorable.

If you still think the shutdown is the right thing, then you are as bad as Trump and McConnell.  And you deserve the same fate.

Zürcher Bibel um neue Texte erweitert

Es war ein episches Projekt: Rund 35 Jahre lang arbeiteten Übersetzer an der Neuausgabe der Zürcher Bibel, nun ist sie endlich vollendet. Am 20. Januar wurde die ergänzte Neuübersetzung im Zürcher Grossmünster präsentiert – am Festgottesdienst zum Reformationsjubiläum.

Eine neue Ausgabe mit dem Alten und dem Neuen Testament war zwar bereits 2007 erschienen. Nicht darin enthalten waren aber die sogenannten deuterokanonischen Schriften. Diese galten als «apokryph», als dunkel, weil ihre Herkunft ungeklärt ist. In der abschliessenden ­Ausgabe sind sie nun integriert.

Etc.  Well done, TVZ!

I Bet A.T. Robertson Would Be Shocked by the Ignorance of Most Preachers Today…

In 1925 Robertson wrote

The preacher is an expert on the word of God by profession.-  A.T. Robertson

If he were alive today and saw the ignorance of so many preachers in terms of the Bible he would be horrified.  And disgusted.  And he had a bit of a temper, so he would probably say something about it.

Day 35 of the Godless and Evil Shutdown

`You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of him who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning.’ — (Lev. 19:13)