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Brian Williams Is an Idiot
October 24th, 2007 under Katrina. [ Comments: 1 ]

Hey Brian, don’t compare the California fires to Katrina. Those of us in New Orleans are very concerned about Californians. But Katrina was a completely different animal. I’m not going to debate which is worse because they are so different. The federal response, the demographics, the cause of the disasters are completely dissimilar.

In the words of one of my colleagues at Katrina Aid Today, the difference between New Orleans disasters and other disasters is that New Orleans was %*^#ed up before the storm!


CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS/ALISTER MCGRATH Debate
October 19th, 2007 under ChristianWalk. [ Comments: 3 ]

I just watched the debate between Christipher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, and Alister McGrath here.

My first impression was that it would be much more fun to have Hitchens over for a beer than McGrath. He’s pretty funny. However, most of his points were easily addressed by McGrath. Hitchens would kick butt if he was to debate most of the Christians I know. Especially Kirk Cameron’s buddy talking about the atheist’s nightmare—the banana! To which my genius son said, “Behold, the Christian’s nightmare–the pineapple!”

McGrath’s form of Christianity, particularly his view of the atonement, would not be embraced by most Baptists I know, but he still did a good job. His sincerity and honesty exposed Hitchens for what he is–an arrogant jerk. It’s really a shame because Hitchens is attacking an inauthentic Christianity. The problem is that so many Christians hold fast to the views that he so easily destroys.

My hope is that those who have their faith shaken by him will find an authentic faith that calls us to love our enemies and care for the earth.


Red Hot Naked Sexy Church Stuff
October 16th, 2007 under ChristianWalk. [ Comments: none ]

church.jpgWhy does the “church” have to market itself? Maybe because we don’t do what we are called to do.

I’ve spotted two ridiculous examples of trying to appeal to culture that end up making Christians look stupid. Church @ The Gathering (what an awesome cool far-out groovy name!) mailed out the brochure you see on the left. People receiving the brochure were ticked, but the pastor said he’d do it again. (Be careful when you watch the video—Its opening line is “Red Hot Sex”) Is his church so lame that he has to resort to this kind of crap to get attention? PLEASE!

Then there’s MyNakedPastor.com! God help us! A citizen that received the goofy brochure asked wouldn’t it have been better for the church to give the thousands of dollars it spent on “promotion” to the community? Oh heck no! The church isn’t concerned about the community. It’s only concern is self-promotion.


John Mellencamp Sings about Jena
October 4th, 2007 under Racism, Social Issues, violence. [ Comments: 1 ]

Check it out here.

HT: Man! I forgot.


Great “New” Research Tool!
October 3rd, 2007 under Tools. [ Comments: 1 ]

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