Monday, April 20, 2015
The emotional, histrionic thing is his normal MO.
He authored a biography on C. S. Lewis as well as one called "Why The Catholics Are Right", even though he originally made his name as Canada's token spokesman for the Christian right. He has also kind of cozied up to Islam in the past.
In the late nineties I saw him on "100 Huntley Street." He gave his testimony which was as follows: He woke one night, couldn't get back to sleep and went downstairs. He was flipping through the channels when he landed on a televangelist. A few weeks later he asked his wife if she noticed anything different about him and she said Michael's language had improved. No repentance or baptism or anything.
He is also Jewish and was raised in a secular Jewish home. He has called for the bombing of Iran in his Toronto Sun column and is very big on Zionism.
Coren, as usual, played the loving Christian card to the hilt throughout. Coren has always been a histrionic jerk but it's truly surprising how liberal he's gotten in the years since I stopped following him.
McVety didn't present a really strong counter to Coren and the host.
Also, what the heck has Europe got to do with anything?
Solomon and Coren seem to think, like a lot of grownups, that children think like adults, which of course they don't. Sure, children may already know the basics of a lot of stuff and have vague ideas about a lot of other things, but children don't really understand the concept of the difference between suggestions about something versus an adult telling them to do something.
Benjamin Levin has everything to do with this since he headed up the thing along with Kathleen Wyn.
It's way too much to expect that children will be taught that the age of consent is 16 or 18 or whatever it is, so they would be advised not to do too much of anything before then. No, they will be told by the bimbos we have for teachers these days that consent means "wanting to." Erego, if an adult is asking you to do things online, don't do it unless you want to, for example if they say they'll be your friend. That's what's going to end up being taught!
Also, when it comes to different genders and sexualities, children won't be taught a loving, godly approach to fellow students who think they might actually be the opposite sex, nor will they be taught a truly Christian approach to dealing with the issue of classmates who have two mommies or daddies. (Jeez, the things some men will do for a lousy tie on Father's Day or the things some women will do for breakfast at the Golden Griddle on Mother's Day, eh?)
Rather, the approach in our public school classrooms will be more likely to be "Hey, do whatever you want. You could even be pansexual, so if you're attracted to boys, girls, people of genders other than the above, stuffed animals, real animals, younger children, family members, cartoon characters, inanimate objects, or whatever else exists, have at 'er." Note: To the complete idiots who occasionally surf in here, the preceeding (meaning the thing what I wrote right afore this here sentence) will not be what some teacher actually says. However, this is what the students will probably take away from this new ciriculum, when it's all said and taught.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
I may not laugh at it as much, but this movie still never gets old.
v50: Adonijah, the son of king David, didn't even know the law of God, namely that someone guilty of a crime couldn't use the tabernacle for sanctuary as one could in other eastern countries. Much like most people today, Adonihjah thought the world's way was also God's way.
v5-9: Imagine how differently the history of the next several hundred years would have unfolded if David's last words to Solomon had been about marriage and how to resist the temptation to run after false gods rather than whom Solomon should and shouldn't seek vengeance upon.
v15: Adonijah says "... all Israel set their faces on me" when in actuality Adonijah only had his three buddies and fifty other hangers-on. This reminds me how politicians today will make it look as if there's a huge crowd attending a speech they're making when its really only a few people, most of whom are probably paid to be there. Similarly, you'll get a few people to a protest in favour of some abomination such as homosexuality and the media will focus on those people, making their side seem big, imposing and threatening. Meanwhile, the people who are protesting against the measure favouring homosexuals is actually a whole lot bigger than those who are for it.
Note that Hiram didn’t have a degree. He learned everything from his father.
I think there is some significance to Solomon being paid 666 talents of gold, seeing as how materialistic the new world order is.
Solomon got horses from Egypt, something the king was expressly forbidden from doing in Deuteronomy.
v4: The people in ancient Israel are much like their descendants today: only caring about what the government will do for their financial situation.
v24: After the death of Solomon, the kingdom was divided. God hates it when His Israel people are divided. I’ve been reading about the Boer War and one of the things that strikes you when you read about that conflict is the remarkable amount of humanity both sides showed toward each other (except of course toward the end.) This is because both the English and the Dutch Afrikaners were of the tribes of true Israel.
v26-27: Jeroboam was typical of the politicians we see in our land today. His poll numbers were more important than the promises God had made to Jeroboam if Jeroboam would be obedient.
v28: Jeroboam was apparently ignorant of his people's history
v30: Jeroboam was like many ministers today in that to him, it was all right for the people to worship God in the way they saw fit instead of going to the temple in Jerusalem as God had commanded.
v31: With many Christians, it doesn't matter how despicable or lacking in character a minister is, so long as he talks a good game and makes the congregation feel happy.
v33: Man-ordained "feasts of God" today include Christmas and Easter.
v4-6: Much like so many unbelievers, they mock and gnash their teeth at God and His prophets one minute, then pray to God and ask Christians to pray for them the next when they are in times of trouble and distress.
v18: This verse reminds me of the presumptuous way in which a lot of Christians act. They think God told or lead them to do something when it was really their own thoughts.
v27: This verse makes me think how, nowadays, everybody from politicians, to people in the media industry, to people in high positions in many other areas of life are putting a brave face on the deteriorating nature of society when, in fact, the bloom has gone from the rose.
v28: The more ungodly a country gets, the more security is needed.
v12:The good kings always kicked the sodomites out of the land. This of course included male temple prostitutes, but I think it extended to all homosexuals, or at least that’s what the text seems to indicate. Prime Ministers, premiers, presidents, and other leaders who truly want to follow God would be right in doing the same thing. The bottom line for dealing with the homosexuals in your country in a godly manner is one of three choices: either work on your homosexuality, repenting and forsaking that abomination; get out of the land; or get under the land.
v13-24: Though Asa was a good king, you don't get the sense of him having a deep personal relationship with the Lord the way David did. Evidence for this can be found in Asa's not tearing down the high places that were being used for godly worship as well as Asa's appeal for help from Ben-Hadad instead of his seeking God's guidance.
Many so-called Christians today are like Asa. They may hate the idolatry and ungodliness taking place in our land today and may even speak out vehemently against it. They may even take action against it if they are in aposition to. However, they still put up with pagan festivals such as Christmas and Easter which society has converted to observances of things to do with Christ.
Additionally, just as Asa bribed Ben-Hadad to switch his allegiance from Israel to Judah, so to do these so-called Christians think the way to remove all the abominations currently infecting our nation is to petition our antichrist government.
Read this chapter and note how, when a nation is ungodly, political instability results.
v4: Ahab was truly an idiot and a big baby, another George W. Bush. His way of dealing with Naboth’s refusal to sell his vineyard was to lie on his bed, sulking and refusing all food.
v8: Ahab also basically said, “I hate that prophet because he doesn’t say good things are going to happen.”
A Jezebel spirit and an Ahab spirit are difficult to fight. A Jezebel-Ahab type couple is no couple I want to spend my time around.
v24:Zedekiah reminds me of the kind of arrogant preachers we have in the church today.
Things must be getting bad if Chatalaine's main feature in their March Food section is seven meals made from one grocery list.
Regarding the article in the same issue on abortion not being taught at medical schools: Of course, no mention is made of the fact these medical students also aren't tought much, if anything, about alternative treatments, and only get an hour and a half teaching in their whole academic careers about nutrition.
Physicians, you took the Hypocratic oath, which says in part to do no harm. Certainly, taking the life of an unborn baby counts as doing harm. As I have written before on this blog, there really is no valid reason for a woman to get an abortion, and if my memory isn't serving me, I really should write a post on that sooner than later.
Regarding the medical centre offering abortions that replaced the abortion clinic in Fredericton: I would be interested to know who the biggest donors to the crowdfunding campaign were. I guess I should take some comfort in the fact the new facility offers more than simply abortions, including prenatal care, but it is hard to. Hopefully they will also incorporate links to adoption agencies and classes on what makes a good relationship at some point.
Of course a pill that has been fast tracked through Health Canada is going to be reported as having hardly any side effects.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Regarding the article about Mennonites in Taber, Alberta in the same issue: their bad behavior could be partly due to the strict rules these teens and young adults have to live under. Incidentally, Maclean's, why are you calling their children illiterate just because they're homeschooled or attend church schools? I think that's the most blatant bias you've shown to date.
Speaking of Maclean's and it's bias, I didn't even finish Scott Feschuk's column in the same issue.
The one bright spot in this issue of Maclean's was the article about Bonavista. It's good to see someone from a small town come back and improve things. I kind of hope I can do the same thing for the small town where I grew up and in which I presently reside.
I may have already mentioned this, but read the January-February issue of Canadian Geographic. It's jam-packed with great articles and interesting information.
Also, read the Spring Travel issue of the same magazine. It'll bring you on an evocative trip across Canada and around the world.
Just (this morning) had a heads-up from the folks at the Black Dog. Turns out there is a large (and noisy) party booked for next Sunday (April 19th) the date we had set to gather again for The Amazing Jam here in Stirling. So, I consulted with some of you and made a quick ‘executive decision’ to bring the jam forward to tomorrow – Sunday, April 12th.
This Sunday, April 12th from 2 pm until 5
*Pssst! And don’t forget to check the Facebook page ‘BV Amazing Music’ for postings about more music and events in this area. There’s a lot of good stuff happening this next 2 weeks....
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Enjoyed the article in the March Readers Digest about the firefighter who sends firefighting equipment to Latin America.
Since I was a premi, I also was heartened by the article in the same issue about how parents are being more encouraged to be involved in their premees' care.
Those PetSmart commercials are stupid.
Though I always knew it, I never fully realized how unlikeable Kathie Lee Gifford truly is.
Was watching Revelation TV from the UK over the internet the other week. I think it's cool they're also available on Roku.
Mike Holmes continues to get even more popular.
If I were going to get TV service, the only channel to which I would probably subscribe would be Turner Classic Movies.
So sorry to hear about Big Steve Cole.
Noticed Texe Marrs is no longer on WWCR Saturday nights.
Check out SWLing.http://www.swling.com
CBC continues its downhill slide. Wonder where I'll get my news in the fall.