#1. I Will Agree With This Request— http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/2015/02/at-least-be-humble.html
But if you are going to insist that the world’s scientists or historians or any other experts are all wrong, and you and a small group with a fringe viewpoint are the ones who have things right, then I must insist that you adopt an appropriate attitude of humility.
But here’s the irony of it all: while we find burning people alive morally repulsive when ISIS does it, most Christians seem to have no moral qualms about believing in a God they think will do precisely that. In fact, the traditional doctrine on hell paints God in a far worse light than ISIS– instead of just burning people to kill them, this doctrine believes that the people will never die– but will be tortured by the pain of the flames for all eternity. And somehow, they believe God will pronounce this as being good.
Courtesy the good Professor Davies:
A state judge ruled Wednesday that Washington floral artist and grandmother Barronelle Stutzman must provide full support for wedding ceremonies that are contrary to her faith – a decision at odds with the views of most Americans according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The court claims that Stutzman’s referral of a long-time customer to another business for floral design and support for a same-sex ceremony violated Washington law.
The court also ruled recently that both the state and the same-sex couple, who each filed lawsuits against her, may collect damages and attorneys’ fees not only from her business, but from Stutzman personally. That means the 70-year-old grandmother may not only lose her business, but also her home and savings because she lives her life and operates her business according to her beliefs. …
I guess if there is one area where West and I do agree on is our opposition to same-sex marriage and the homosexual community’s bullying of anyone who disagrees with them. Though I do not agree with his thoughts there in that post. What I see happening is that the courts have ceased to be an objective office where anyone can go to get justice. Lately it seems that the courts have sided with the homosexual community and have allowed their position to be wielded like a big club against anyone who dares to resist the selfish and spoiled homosexual and company.
America is being ruled by tyrant jurists who need to be removed from office.
West goes a little too far here but I must say that a lot of judges have lost sight of civil and equal rights for all people. They forget that the homosexual community already has equal access to the institution of marriage and that the homosexual just doesn’t want to use that access. Instead, they want to redefine marriage to fit their alternative and perverted desires, regardless of how anyone else feels.
The real violators of civil rights is the homosexual community,not those who oppose same-sex marriage.
#5. OEC Is Eisegesis Not Exegesis— http://ageofrocks.org/2015/02/04/ken-ham-ascribes-motive-to-your-crime/
Young-Earth Creationism proposes a shallow and anachronistic reading of the text of Genesis, which belies literary analysis and the cultural lens through which it was written. As such, Ham’s view on the days of creation simply does not take the Bible seriously.
Except for trying to pinpoint the exact date of creation, the YEC view is merely telling the truth about our origins and believes God.OEC reads into the biblical account ideas and actions they want to see there not what God actually did.
Through our God-given wisdom and ability to know His creation, we have discovered that the universe is far greater in space and time than the biblical authors ever could have known. Ham’s persistent use of scare quotes to mock “science”, however, does not undermine its accuracy and credibility. So rather than forsake that knowledge, we prefer that it elucidate and inform special revelation (which inevitably it does for everyone) in a manner that retains biblically-rooted integrity and honesty.
The first part is not true as the biblical writers described the universe quite accurately. When they said, ‘the heavens declare the glory of God’, they left nothing out. Any discovery in the universe fits the biblical writers idea of the universe. Science has done nothing to surpass that observation. As for the rest, well secular science is neither accurate or credible.
#6. He Just Can’t Let It Go— http://jamestabor.com/2015/02/11/an-eyewitness-account-of-the-1981-discovery-of-the-talpiot-jonah-tomb/
Simcha Jacobovici has just posted a new eyewitness account of the initial discovery of the Talpiot “Patio” tomb in April, 1981 by Avraham Leket. This is the tomb with the Jonah image and the “resurrection” inscription, just yards away from the more famous “Jesus family tomb,”–but located on the same ancient estate. Avraham Leket worked at the time for the building company carrying out construction at the site when the tomb was found. He was the one who first called the Israel Antiquities Authority when the drill they were using punched through the roof of the tomb and he was present when the young archaeologist Amos Kloner first entered the tomb. Here is Leket’s report as just published by Simcha here:
No matter how much evidence that piles up against him and his Talpiot Theory, he keeps right on defending it. It is bad enough that Jacobivici keeps harping on it but Tabor should know better.
After we published our book something entirely new surfaced–which rather than clearing the air, added more to the confusion. Prof. Amos Kloner gave lecture at Bar Ilan University on December 27, 2012 at the “New Studies on Jerusalem Conference” on his original exploration of the Talpiot “Patio” tomb in 1981. Kloner’s intention was to “set the record straight” and more specifically, to counter what he considered to be the sloppy and sensational interpretations of Simcha Jacobovici and me, based on our IAA licensed 2010 re-examination of this sealed tomb by robotic camera with archaeologist Rami Arav.
Maybe Talpiot is Tabor’s kryptonite.