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There’s Something Seriously Wrong With Those People

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Seriously wrong.  Seriously.

The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed.  WATCH: See the video posted on YouTube

Senseless.  And evil.  And sick.  They are (that is, ISIS) wicked vile destroyers.  They do nothing good- they are purely evil.  They are chaos.  May God bring them to order, and justice.

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February 26, 2015 at 10:42

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How does She Not Know What the Word Means?

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And if she doesn’t know what a word means, why, oh WHY would she use it????

In the midst of this morning’s Fox 8 morning show, during a discussion of Lady Gaga’s performance at the Oscar’s last night, Kristi Capel dropped “jigaboo” into the conversation as an adjective to describe Lady Gaga’s music.

Fox…  good grief.  Do they intentionally hire the most socially unaware people EVER?  She has apologized.  So…  Nah, she still shouldn’t have used a word she didn’t know.

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February 24, 2015 at 06:52

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Just Exactly Who Is Silly Enough to Deem an 11 Year Old (Or Whatever He Is) a ‘Leader’?

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And what qualifies him to write a book about, well, anything (except maybe coping with puberty)?  This is precisely everything that’s wrong with publishing today.

A prominent Christian publisher cancelled a book project this week after the author refused to say that he did “not condone, encourage, or accept the homosexual lifestyle.”

The publisher, Destiny Image, told author Brandan Roberston on February 19 that they would no longer publish his manuscript, Nomad: Not-So-Religious Thoughts On Faith, Doubt, and the Journey In Between, for financial reasons. Robertson, the evangelical organizer for Faith in Public Life, who only makes a glancing reference to homosexuality in the manuscript, recently told TIME that he identifies as queer. He said the publisher told him there was concern that evangelical bookstores would not carry the book.

The issue of his interests sexually are of no concern to me and I don’t care that his publisher has decided to dump him for them.  What I do care about is the absurdity of a publisher publishing a book by a kid about a topic concerning which he has insufficient life experience to appreciate.  It’s just idiotic.  It’s as bad, if not worse, than those ridiculous ‘autobiographies’ that persons like Justin Bieber and other celebs spew like baby vomit.    Publishers who publish that kind of Dreck aren’t deserving of having customers.

And no, it’s not because the kid is a kid either.  I’d be calm as a glass sea about it if he were writing about something he knew but I guarantee you, he knows nothing about faith, doubt, or traversing the distance between them at his age.

The second issue I have is the fact that he and his thoughts (good Lord) are being marketed as if stemming from some sort of ‘Evangelical Leader’.  If THIS is what Evangelical leadership looks like, then it deserves to wither under the glaring light of disdain and scorn. ‘Evangelicals for Marriage Equality’ indeed.  Let’s wait until the kid has been married a few years before we start fawning over him, ok publishers?  Just because he’s a not bad looking kid doesn’t mean he’s worth publishing.  Unless publishing has become identical with boy band creating…

Publishers are becoming more and more disappointing in their attempts to grab the youth audience.  And less and less supportable.

After he graduated from college last year, Robertson, now 22, became the national spokesperson for Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, an initiative started by millennials to help evangelicals support civil gay marriages. He spoke at a Reformation Project conference, an effort by fellow evangelical activist Matthew Vines to raise up affirming evangelicals in every evangelical church in the country, last fall. Robertson also blogs regularly about issues of social justice, and sexuality, on his Patheos blog, “Revangelical,” and has been featured in numerous news outlets for his work to encourage evangelicals toward greater gay and lesbian inclusion. TIME featured Robertson in January in a magazine story, “Inside the Evangelical Fight Over Gay Marriage.”

I’ve not felt badly for Evangelicalism for a long time- but I do now.  Very badly.  This is the ‘best’ they have to proffer in their attempt to persuade millenials to flock to their folds.  Better no Evangelicalism at all than that it become this miserable caricature of authentic Christianity.

Destiny publishes popular Christian authors including pastors T.D. Jakes and Bill Johnson.

Well then… maybe they should publish the tikes little volume.  It will fit right in with their other authors…

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February 21, 2015 at 13:33

No. Just No. Just Stop With the Greed Driven Superstition

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February 19, 2015 at 18:18

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So The Las Vegas Road Rage Lady Wasn’t Hunted Down, She Was the Hunter

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If you keep knocking on the devil’s door, you shouldn’t be surprised if he opens it.

A Las Vegas woman who was killed in an apparent road rage shooting last week drove around with her armed son looking for the suspect who would later shoot her in front of her home, police said Tuesday.

Tammy Meyers, 44, was shot by someone in a gray or silver four-door sedan outside her home around 11:22 p.m. Thursday, and died two days later. The suspect or suspects remain unidentified, police said.

Police said Meyers and her armed 22-year-old son followed a car she believed had been involved in a road rage incident earlier that night, that they stopped following the vehicle and returned home, and when they got there a car matching the description of the one they’d followed pulled up and someone inside it began shooting. Meyers’ son returned fire, police said.

“I did what I had to do to protect my family. Everyone can think what they have to think; I did it for a reason. And I’d do it for anyone I love,” Meyers’ son, Brandon, said at a vigil Tuesday. “My mother was a very strong woman … She was a kind woman,” he said. “She didn’t deserve this.”

A kind woman?  Who put her son and herself in danger by going to look for trouble?  Why not call the police?  Why not just let it go?  Why go hunting?

You did it for a reason?  Well sure you did.  It’s called vengeance.  And it isn’t yours to take.

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February 19, 2015 at 06:14

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Another For the ‘Judges are Idiots’ File

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This judge is, to be blunt, a moron.

A mother who was tortured for seven hours and had her throat slashed in front of her twin sons has been forced to write to her attacker, and could face jail herself if she refuses. Natalie Allman, 29, feared for her life as she was battered with a dumb-bell and required reconstructive surgery after evil Jason Hughes, 42, left her with deep lacerations on her neck.

The twisted former Territorial Army soldier attacked her because he wanted to make her look “ugly” after she dumped him. Hughes was jailed for nine years in 2012 for the brutal attack at the couple’s home in Ross-on-Wye, Herefords., which was witnessed by their twin sons. But now a judge has ordered Ms Allman must send three letters a year to Hughes, updating him on their five-year-old boys, including photographs, every Easter, September and December.

Sorry Mr Judge, you’re an idiot and should be removed from the bench.  And imprisoned.  How do these miscreants justify their existence?

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February 15, 2015 at 12:43

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Tony Jones, ‘Emergent’ ‘Christianity’, and the Theological Bankruptcy of Emergents

What we see here (in both Jones and Brian McClaren) is a failure to value the other as much as self.  This egocentricism is par for the course of Emergents.

Read the full essay.  And then ask yourself- what kind of bankrupt theology underlies the high profiled in the Emergent movement and why are their followers so utterly theologically vapid that they can’t see it.

Written by Jim

February 12, 2015 at 20:31

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