Monday, July 12, 2004


"A recently reprinted memoir by Frederick Douglass has footnotes explaining what words like 'arraigned,' 'curried' and 'exculpate' meant, and explaining who Job was. In other words, this man who was born a slave and never went to school educated himself to the point where his words now have to be explained to today's expensively under-educated generation." --Thomas Sowell

"Conservatives believe man was created in God's image, while liberals believe they are gods. All of the behavioral tics of the liberals proceed from their godless belief that they can murder the unborn because they, the liberals, are themselves gods. They try to forcibly create 'equality' through affirmative action and wealth redistribution because they are gods. They flat-out lie, with no higher power to constrain them, because they are gods. They adore pornography and the mechanization of sex because man is just an animal, and they are gods. They revere the UN and not the U.S. because they aren't Americans -- they are gods." --Ann Coulter

"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." --Thomas Paine

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Family Bible Fellowship

An excellent Christian forum that I like to try and peruse every day is Family Bible Fellowship. You'll find some quality, interesting, posts from Calvinists, nonCalvinists, Catholics, house church, Russian Orthodox, preterists, dispensationalists, etc. that share their views in a Christ-like manner.

The following started a good discussion.

Family Bible Fellowship :: What's the point?:

"I'm curious about the logic behind the Calvinist viewpoint. I know we need to stick with exegesis of the Scriptures, but I can't help wondering why God would have bothered allowing the Fall, years of rebellion and deplorable acts of sin, and His precious Son being crucified if human beings didn't really have a choice to follow Him anyway. If He is going to choose for us to believe, why not choose that Adam not sin to begin with and avoid all the trouble.



Axe - RIP

Friday, July 09, 2004

Interesting quotes from liberals

"For this administration, the truth hurts; that is, when the truth is available to the American people. Instead, they often find bliss in the induced ignorance that comes when they deprive the American people of access to information that they have a right to. What are they hiding, and why are they hiding it? In the end, for this administration it is all about power. This lie about the invented connection between al Qaeda and Iraq was and is the key to justifying the current ongoing constitutional power grab by the president. So long as their big, flamboyant lie remains an established fact in the public's mind, President Bush will be seen as justified in taking for himself the power to make war on his whim." --Al Gore

"In the Senate four years -- and that is the full extent of public life. No international experience, no military experience, you can imagine what the advertising is going to be next year.... When I came back from Vietnam in 1969, I don't know if John Edwards was out of diapers then." --John Kerry, January 2004

Answers in Genesis

This is one of my favorite cartoons from AIG. They have a huge website that I love to do research on.

Answers in Genesis is a Christian apologetics ministry that equips the church to uphold the authority of the Bible from the very first verse. The thousands of articles and media programs on this site answer questions about creation/evolution, dinosaurs, and much more.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

I, Robot

I found an interesting math question in the book that I'm currently reading, "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov.

If one and a half chickens lay one and a half eggs in one and a half days, how many eggs will nine chickens lay in nine days?

The movie I, Robot will be out July 16 and star Will Smith. Read the book and forget the movie. Or at least wait for it to be cleaned up for the network TV version in a couple of years.

Sheep Comics

This is the place for some excellent teaching on the Christian life and the zingers are delivered with a great sense of humor. Check it out here.

Why Sheep Comics™?

The purpose of the Sheep Comics™ is to provide Christians with an alternative point of view concerning "church" and faith. One of the main themes running throughout the Sheep Comics™ is that there is a difference between pleasing God and pleasing a church system. It's one thing to "go to church" and quite another to take ownership of your faith and your eternal destiny. I created the sheep characters to illustrate this in an entertaining way.

Who am I, you ask? Years of attending "corporate worship" at large, professionally managed churches have taught me one thing: it doesn’t matter. You can think of me as Web Shepherd.

Below is just one panel out of a series to give you a little sample of the Web Shepherd's work starring Lionel, the Average Lamb.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

John Calvin and Grace

The following is an excerpt from an article by Wayne Jackson that compares the grace that Calvinism teaches and the grace that the Bible teaches. Click on the link to read the rest of this interesting article from the Christian Courier.

Limited Grace

One of the corner-stones of Calvin's theology was the dogma of predestination. This is the notion that, consistent with his own sovereignty, God, before the foundation of the world, pre-determined who would be saved and who would be lost. In view of this, when Christ died, his death was efficacious only for the "elect." This concept of "limited atonement," hence, limited grace, is so foreign to the teaching of the Scriptures that it is difficult to see how anyone with an elementary knowledge of the New Testament could accept it.

Hear the testimony of Paul:

"For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men . . ." (Tit. 2:11).

Because God loved the entire world (Jn. 3:16), and so, wants all men to be saved (1 Tim. 2:4), and not a single one to perish (2 Pet. 3:9), Christ died to be the propitiation for sins – not just for the “elect,” but potentially for the entire world as well (1 Jn. 2:2).