Friday, February 1, 2008

Biblical Wisdom, Part 4

Psalm 137:9

Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Biblical Wisdom, Part 3

Here is another one of my favorite stupid Bible quotes... I mean, if God is all-powerful, what is the deal with iron? Is it some kind of holy kryptonite?

Judges 1:19

And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

Another Form of Religous Denial

Christians do not have a monopoly on denial. You know what I'm talking about... saying things like "Well, if they do that then they are not really Christian no matter what they say"... or "Well, those people killing abortion doctors are not really Christian."

Well, Muslims do it, too. Here is a recent example of Muslim denial:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai rejected the notion that there is a link between religion and the wave of suicide bombings in his country. Rather, he said, suicide bombings are becoming a business in which terrorists are paying families to recruit suicide bombers. These kinds of criminal activities, he said, must be vigorously combated. "While Afghanistan is still a crucial battlefield, a rapidly spreading war is engulfing the wider region. Terrorist attacks have evolved in number, tactics and brutality. New battlefronts are opened up each day. Our strategies in this war have often been short-changed by a host of deceptive rhetoric or due to lingering misconceptions about the nature of the enemy."

The violence in the Middle East is a combination of a backward religious mindset and our greed for their oil.

Christian Pedophiles Are Not Just Catholic

According to the Beaver County Times:

A former pastor of a Slippery Rock Township church pleaded guilty this week to two counts of possession of child pornography...The address on Schmidtberger’s online account, 468 Rose Point Road, was that of Rose Point Reformed Presbyterian Church...Police searched Schmidtberger’s residence and seized computers and other electronic devices. An examination of those devices turned up 181 images of child pornography on 15 CD-ROMs.

So it would seem that child molestation, child porn, and such is not just the domain of Catholic priests, but that Presbyterian ministers are participating now, too.

Truly sad.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Biblical Wisdom, Part 2

Especially for Bob:

II Kings 2:23-23

And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.