Monday, December 31, 2007

The half ton mum: Tragic story of world's heaviest woman | the Daily Mail

The half ton mum: Tragic story of world's heaviest woman | the Daily Mail: "The half ton mum: Tragic story of world's heaviest woman
By TAMARA HARDINGHAM-GILL - More by this author » Last updated at 21:19pm on 30th December 2007

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Renee Williams became the largest person ever to have gastric bypass surgery earlier this year after ballooning to nearly seventy stone – but died 12 days later.

The bedridden 29-year-old begged doctors to perform the operation when she became so large that she couldn't hug her two children.

Her astonishing size meant that the operating table had to be specially widened for the procedure."


In the "it could be worse" department. And of course this is Big and Huge.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Pope's exorcist squads will wage war on Satan

By NICK PISA - More by this author »

Satanism on the rise: Pope Benedict has unveiled plans to set up specialist exorcism squads

The Pope has ordered his bishops to set up exorcism squads to tackle the rise of Satanism.

Vatican chiefs are concerned at what they see as an increased interest in the occult.

They have introduced courses for priests to combat what they call the most extreme form of "Godlessness."

Each bishop is to be told to have in his diocese a number of priests trained to fight demonic possession.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log.

Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log.: "Top 15 Quotes By Famous Atheists -
1. Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night — Isaac Asimov

2. I don’t believe in God. My god is patriotism. Teach a man to be a good citizen and you have solved the problem of life. — Andrew Carnegie

3. All thinking men are atheists. — Ernest Hemingway

4. Lighthouses are more helpful then churches. — Benjamin Franklin

5. Faith means not wanting to know what is true. — Friedrich Nietzsche

6. The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. — George Bernard Shaw

7. Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile. — Kurt Vonnegut

8. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. — Frank Lloyd Wright

9. Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. — Denis Diderot

10. A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. — Samuel Clemens

11. The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with"


Those who state this stuff certainly feel they have pierced the Christian to the quick. Superior logic will slap that naive Christian indignantly and bring him to his senses. Conversely the Christain sees the clearly lost condition of these people. Their spiritual blindness is exposed so perfectly. Such clear divisions between the Godly and the unGodly ... it's all quite comforting, really.

Vladimir Putin - Person of the Year 2007 - TIME

Vladimir Putin - Person of the Year 2007 - TIME
Do we need to know anything further about the NY Times? OK, maybe why Hugo Chavez was not on the list, but beyond that do we need to know anything?

The only thing better would be to see the NY Times doing business under a Putin government. But then the Times pro communist views would be quite alright. Where is good old Joe McCarthy when you need him.

Person of the Year 2007

Platon for TIME


Al Gore

Nobel laureate, minding the environment


J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter creator, finally telling secrets


Hu Jintao

China's leader depends on both ancient wisdom and communist doctrine as guides to action

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Muslim Greatness vs Christian Primitivism

Taki’s Top Drawer, edited by Taki Theodoracopulos: "Allah the Unbound Posted by Robert Spencer on December 12, 2007 allah Muslims believe that Allah’s hand is unfettered—he can do anything. The Qur’an explicitly refutes the Judeo-Christian view of God as a God of reason when it says: “The Jews say: Allah’s hand is fettered. Their hands are fettered and they are accursed for saying so.” (5:64) In other words, it is heresy to say that God operates by certain natural laws that we can understand through reason. This argument was played out throughout Islamic history."


Revisionary history wants us to believe otherwise. This article is a must read to understand the Muslim place in scientific history.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Miniature Earth


Is this left wing propaganda or just the plain truth? How rich are you ... not that there is anything wrong with that.

Skeptical Scientists Urge World To ‘Have the Courage to Do Nothing' At UN Conference BALI, Indonesia

.: U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works :: Minority Page :.: "Skeptical Scientists Urge World To ‘Have the Courage to Do Nothing' At UN Conference BALI, Indonesia - An international team of scientists skeptical of man-made climate fears promoted by the UN and former Vice President Al Gore, descended on Bali this week to urge the world to 'have the courage to do nothing' in response to UN demands"


Politically Incorrect

Monday, December 10, 2007

Why do spirit-filled Christians interpret scripture differently?

Why do spirit-filled Christians interpret scripture differently?: "Scripture is clear that one of the ministries of the Holy Spirit is to illumine the minds of Christians so they can understand Scripture (1 Corinthians 2:13-14). This being the case, why do spirit-filled Christians sometimes have different understandings as to what certain Bible verses mean?" (make the jump)


I think there are some other reasons as well. Sometimes God instructs for specific places and times and people. We then try to write those instructions on stone tablets and demand all people follow our timely instructions to the letter and disallow any individual communication between God and them. But often our interpretations are simply from our traditions and/or self centered desires, having little to do with God at all.

Monday, December 3, 2007

God Bless the USA

How does God view nationality and nationalism. If we believe God gave impetus to a new Jewish state, then how does that fit into our nationalistic views. Being Jewish is not racial, we have white Jews and black Jews and every shade in between. So what is a Jew. Is it a religious criterion? Most Jews in Israel are secular, some say. So I suppose they are Jews by heritage, their parents or grandparents were Jews, therefore they are Jews. Being Jewish seems somewhat religious based, somewhat genetic based, with a huge dash of heritage thrown in. Current Western political correctness does not allow for discrimination by nationality, heritage,
or creed. A Jewish state is anathema to Western democratic ideals. So how can we support a Jewish state?

I find this Jewish business impossible to solve in light of our current democratic values. But the Bible implies this will be the situation in the end. Isn't it interesting that our model of "perfect government" does not allow for a Jewish state even though God seems to say He will bring them back into the land and make them a nation.

I wonder what this says about how we think about world governments? In the USA many believe that God directed its founding. Then they believe that the founders built the USA on Godly principles. All this may be true and it is evident that the USA has done many good and necessary things world wide since its inception.

I believe governments want to become god in the earth. What power causes or directs this should be evident. Communism is today’s best example. It not only sought to be god but to drive out all evidence of the one true God. There is an effort today in the USA to oppose ideas about God. We have been struggling for years over big government trying to be god. But some of us have been seeing the USA as an extension of God. We worship our country, and wring our hands over what in the world God will do if His representative in the earth is somehow crippled. We have equated living in the USA with living in the Kingdom of God. Some have made our country our God.

How does God feel about world governments? How does world government feel about God?

Sunday, December 2, 2007