Saturday, August 25, 2007

Miss South Carolina... You Go Girl

Weekend Stupid


Some Debates

Theism as a Worldview


Here are many philosophical/apologetic Mp3 audio files to fish through. This is a Catholic run site so there are a lot of debates between Protestants and Catholics and their theological positions as well. I will post a few debates that I think will get the main arguments across that theists use against atheists.

Alvin Plantinga, the philosopher who brought God “back from the dead” has a lecture on philosophical naturalism here:

This is a classic presentation by William Lane Craig at Harvard in a debate between him and an atheist on the existence of God. The Q&A is included as well:

Here is a video debate:

J.P Moreland Debate on Epistemology (1hr 56minutes)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Hillary the Oracle

Hillary Tells the Truth… for Once
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Photo of Hilla... Er... OH! Sorry, this isn't Hillary.

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Here is the photo, or photo of a sculpture of her in the "Museum of Sex." Yes, I kid you not.

Basically she said, "Republicans are superior on terror and protecting the populous," which is the logical conclusion to her conclusion. This is one of the main powers given to the government via the Constitution, that is, protecting the populous.

NY Post - article

August 24, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday raised the prospect of a terror attack before next year's election, warning that it could boost the GOP's efforts to hold on to the White House.

Discussing the possibility of a new nightmare assault while campaigning in New Hampshire, Clinton also insisted she is the Democratic candidate best equipped to deal with it.

"It's a horrible prospect to ask yourself, 'What if? What if?' But if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again, no matter how badly they have mishandled it, no matter how much more dangerous they have made the world," Clinton told supporters in Concord.

"So I think I'm the best of the Democrats to deal with that," she added.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

From Islam to Christianity

Raped before Murdered

I have read quite a few stories of young women that committed a minor offense -- in Western standards but not in Islamic Sharia standards -- and then this young girl would be raped and then killed. This lady answered that for me. She gives her testimony of how she found freedom in Christ Jesus. Amen! There is freedom in Christ; he says to take his yoke for it is light. He also said the Truth shall set you free. You can see that freedom in her life.

The audio is a bit off track.

She, in a sense, left this:

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For this:

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Truth versus Multiculturalism

Multiculturalisms Lasting Effect… Hint, Its Not Positive

This is a really good article and should be read by the educator and the parent alike. This is a

Capitalist Magazine props here. The story can be found HERE.

Multiculturalism's War on Education

by Elan Journo (August 20, 2007)

Back to school nowadays means back to classrooms, lessons and textbooks permeated by multiculturalism and its championing of "diversity." Many parents and teachers regard multiculturalism as an indispensable educational supplement, a salutary influence that "enriches" the curriculum. But is it?

With the world's continents bridged by the Internet and global commerce, multiculturalism claims to offer a real value: a cosmopolitan, rather than provincial, understanding of the world beyond the student's immediate surroundings. But it is a peculiar kind of "broadening." Multiculturalists would rather have students admire the primitive patterns of Navajo blankets, say, than learn why Islam's medieval golden age of scientific progress was replaced by fervent piety and centuries of stagnation.

Leaf through a school textbook and you'll find that there is a definite pattern behind multiculturalism's reshaping of the curriculum. What multiculturalists seek is not the goal they advertise, but something else entirely. Consider, for instance, the teaching of history.

One text acclaims the inhabitants of West Africa in pre-Columbian times for having prosperous economies and for establishing a university in Timbuktu; but it ignores their brutal trade in slaves and the proliferation of far more consequential institutions of learning in Paris, Oxford and elsewhere in Europe. Some books routinely lionize the architecture of the Aztecs, but purposely overlook or underplay the fact that they practiced human sacrifices. A few textbooks seek to portray Islam as peaceful in part by presenting the concept of "jihad" ("sacred war") to mean an internal struggle to surmount temptation and evil, while playing down Islam's actual wars of religious conquest.

What these textbooks reveal is a concerted effort to portray the most backward, impoverished and murderous cultures as advanced, prosperous and life-enhancing. Multiculturalism's goal is not to teach about other cultures, but to promote--by means of distortions and half-truths--the notion that non-Western cultures are as good as, if not better than, Western culture. Far from "broadening" the curriculum, what multiculturalism seeks is to diminish the value of Western culture in the minds of students. But, given all the facts, the objective superiority of Western culture is apparent, so multiculturalists must artificially elevate other cultures and depreciate the West.

If students were to learn the truth of the hardscrabble life of primitive farming in, say, India, they would recognize that subsistence living is far inferior to life on any mechanized farm in Kansas, which demands so little manpower, yet yields so much. An informed, rational student would not swallow the "politically correct" conclusions he is fed by multiculturalism. If he were given the actual facts, he could recognize that where men are politically free, as in the West, they can prosper economically; that science and technology are superior to superstition; that man's life is far longer, happier and safer in the West today than in any other culture in history.

The ideals, achievements and history of Western culture in general--and of America in particular--are therefore purposely given short-shrift by multiculturalism. That the Industrial Revolution and the Information Age were born and flourished in Western nations; that the preponderance of Nobel prizes in science have been awarded to people in the West--such facts, if they are noted, are passed over with little elaboration.

The "history" that students do learn is rewritten to fit multiculturalism's agenda. Consider the birth of the United States. Some texts would have children believe the baseless claim that America's Founders modeled the Constitution on a confederation of Indian tribes. This is part of a wider drive to portray the United States as a product of the "convergence" of three traditions--native Indian, African and European. But the American republic, with an elected government limited by individual rights, was born not of stone-age peoples, but primarily of the European Enlightenment. It is a product of the ideas of thinkers like John Locke, a British philosopher, and his intellectual heirs in colonial America, such as Thomas Jefferson.

It is a gross misconception to view multiculturalism as an effort to enrich education. By reshaping the curriculum, the purveyors of "diversity" in the classroom calculatedly seek to prevent students from grasping the objective value to human life of Western culture--a culture whose magnificent achievements have brought man from mud huts to moon landings.

Multiculturalism is no boon to education, but an agent of anti-Western ideology.

Terror Iraqi Style


The guys who did it probably just left a Mosque.

Jawa Report - props

New Additions - Links

New Sites Added

I have never done this before, but how would you know otherwise what is going on in my links section? I came across a couple of sites I am adding to my list of links. I am posting them here so you can see them a bit more intimately

Incredible Drawings of “Religio-Political” themes.

The Study of Revenge

Great commentary. After I graduate I will spend more time in the commentary area myself.

Port City Underground

A good magazine resource for view and opinions

Capitalist Magazine

Great commentary on political and domestic “happenings”

Debbie Schlussel

The Kafir Corps

Clarity and Resolve

Multiple people involved, good column length commentary

American Thinker

Democrats Moral Positions Crumble

Absolute Moral Authority

Sorry Dems

Whenever an issue comes up and the Democrats want to position themselves in some sort of moral authority position, they usually trot up women who have had an abortion (and still stand by their decision as a good one). Or, they have Cindy Sheehan’s tear struck face at one of their podium events.

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Usually the only time you see Cindy Sheehan smiling is in the embrace of a dictator… her son would be sick to his stomach if he could see this!

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I’m sorry. I cannot connect with that style of politicization! I am raising my boys to be men, to stand in the gap when called upon. To stick by choices and see things to the end. This is true authority. And as you watch the short ads below, keep in mind these stories and the sacrifices they have made. I think they deserve the moral authority because they earned it. Both in character and in action.

Hot Air - props for the videos

Peer Reviewed Study Says No To Man-Caused Global Warming

Spitting and Global Warming

Green Peacers and others should take note, spitting doubles carbon dioxide output. Swallow that green/yellow mucus ball and you will have saved planet earth! We all can do our part.

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Sizzling study concludes: Global warming 'hot air'

'You can spit, have same effect as doubling the carbon dioxide'

August 20, 2007


A major new scientific study concludes the impact of carbon dioxide emissions on worldwide temperatures is largely irrelevant, prompting one veteran meteorologist to quip, "You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide."

That comment comes from Reid Bryson, founding chairman of the Department of Meteorology at the University of Wisconsin, who said the temperature of the earth is increasing, but that it's got nothing to do with what man is doing.

"Of course it's going up. It has gone up since the early 1800s, before the Industrial Revolution, because we're coming out of the Little Ice Age, not because we're putting more carbon dioxide into the air."

"Anthropogenic (man-made) global warming bites the dust," declared astronomer Ian Wilson after reviewing the newest study, now accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Geophysical Research.

The project, called "Heat Capacity, Time Constant, and Sensitivity of Earth's Climate System," was authored by Brookhaven National lab scientist Stephen Schwartz.

"Effectively, this (new study) means that the global economy will spend trillions of dollars trying to avoid a warming of (about) 1.0 K by 2100 A.D.," Wilson wrote in a note to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Sunday.

He was referring to the massive expenditures that would be required under such treaties as the Kyoto Protocol.

"Previously, I have indicated that the widely accepted values for temperature increase associated with a double of CO2 were far too high, i.e. 2-4.5 Kelvin. This new peer-reviewed paper claims a value of 1.1 +/- 0.5 K increase," he added.

Bryson's and Wilson's comments were among those from a long list of doubters of catastrophic, man-made global warming, assembled by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and posted on a blog site for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Another leader, Ivy League geologist Robert Giegengack, chairman of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, said he doesn't even consider global warming among the top 10 environmental problems.

"In terms of [global warming's] capacity to cause the human species harm, I don't think it makes it into the top 10," he said. "[Former Vice President Al Gore] claims that temperature increases solely because more CO2 in the atmosphere traps the sun's heat. That's just wrong … It's a natural interplay. As temperature rises, CO2 rises, and vice versa. It's hard for us to say CO2 drives temperature. It's easier to say temperature drives CO2." … …

More Links to WND Stories

Newsweek v. Newsweek on global warming denial

Laurie David climate book targets children

Fox News targeted for global warming 'stance'

Low temp blamed for small crowd at global warming fest

U.N. leader: Darfur slaughter triggered by global warming

Light bulb ban craze exceeds disposal plans

Harvard Ph.D ties illegals bill to global warming

Consumers in dark over risks of new light bulbs

Planet Earth banning common light bulbs

Gore plan would 'ban new cars and people'

Retirees trade sailing dream for Al Gore war

U.S. climate researcher: We've got 10 years left

Pat Robertson converts – to 'global warming'

ABC News begs: Send us 'global warming' evidence

Protest decries 'global-warming cover-up'

Global warming? It's in the stars, says scientist

Environmentalists blast Gore: 'Take back toxic electronics'

Poll: 70% of evangelicals see global warming threat

Scientists slam Gore

Barbra Streisand: 'Global warming emergency'

Bush, 'global warming' to blame for hurricane?

Putin adviser says Kyoto 'smoke screen'

'Global warming' hype reaches fever pitch

Whites more to blame for 'global warming'?

Study: 'Global warming' claims overheated?

Gore decries 'global warming' in bitterly cold NYC

'Global-warming' experts ripped for heating planet

Global warming on Mars – without SUVs!

'Global warming' good for wine?

'Black' hurricane names brewing swirl of dissent

Pollution fights 'global warming'?

Limbaugh excoriates Bush on global warming

Bush taking 'dark path' on global warming?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dirty Hippy Bloggers Hate Bush! (This according to a dirty hippy blogger.)

Brit Hume Covering Why “Dirty Hippy Bloggers Hate Bush”

Do you really hate Bush Kimba?

Coldest New York Days

Global Warming? Or Cooling?

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Arctic August: NYC Sets Record For Coldest Day

High Of 59 Degrees Ties Chilliest August High Set In 1911

Aug 21, 2007

(CBS) NEW YORK Don't forget to bundle up if you're headed out in New York City today. After all, it is August 21.

The city along with the rest of the tri-state region is feeling the chilly effect of a cold front sweeping through the region, accompanied by cool rain showers.

Tuesday's high temperature in Central Park was just 59 degrees. The normal high for today is 82 degrees. The normal low is 67.

"This unusual blast of cold air smashed our previous record for the coldest high temperature on August 21, which is 64 degrees, set back in 1999," CBS 2 meteorologist Jason Cali told

In fact, the 59-degree high tied the record for the coldest high temperature ever for the month of August in New York City, when it reached just 59 degrees in 1911.

Jumping Jehoshaphat

I saw a red nose!

Soldier can About Face with Head First

Ouch… That is Crazy!

Nothing Graphic, but Freaky

Ron Pauls Marxist and 9/11 Truther Ties

Ron Paul’s Buddy – Alex Jones
What do political/racist-cults, Cindy Sheehan, Cynthia McKinney, Ron Paul all have in common? Alex Jones to name one. Another is a belief that the U.S. Government, via conspiracies, was either a) behind the World Trade Towers attack, or b) knew of the attack and moved to strip us of our rights and to make money on Wall Street, or c) both.
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For those who don’t know, Alex Jones is an absolute nut. From UFO’s to mind-control, this guy covers it all. But he is best known for his view that there is a secret cabal of bankers and corporate bigwigs that control… well… everything. If there are facts that disprove his theory, those facts are merely planted. This “control of everything” means anything that disagrees with the conspiratorialists position is itself a conspiracy. (See my blog on this for further explanation: New World Order Explains Nothing)

I just want people to hear some of the craziness Ron Paul chooses to associate himself with. Remember, I have met many of the “California friends” of Ron Paul – I use to be a John Bircher – and can tell you they are all crazy conspiratorialists. This friend of Ron Paul’s, Alex Jones, has had him on his show and in a video "documentary" made by Alex Jones.

Ron Paul’s anti-Semitic twist and his deep seated belief in the New World Order would do more harm to this country than any other sitting President ever has. I will post Cynthia McKinney’s interview with Alex Jones to show just how nuts she is as well.

This is my main point here. Ron Paul is involved in some way with all the people below, whether he appears on “documentaries” with them, on the same radio show (Alex Jones), or is lauded by the same persons (Alex Jones) and other John Birch weirdos (speaking from intimate knowledge). The below videos are most often conspiracy nut postings, so know that I do not support the sites or the nonsense that follows them.

I will be displaying topics (political-cults) that for the “comparative-religious guy” or “gal” are explained quite well in chapters 5 and 6 of the book below. A well reasoned Christian understanding of two political/racist-cults in America should be a must. Chapter 5 is entitled “Christian Identity: White Makes Right.” Chapter 6 is entitled, “Nation of Islam: Allah’s Black Supremacists.”

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History Channel Displays Alex Jones Thinking:

FOXNews Talks About Ron Paul’s Conspiracy Views:

Cindy Sheehan on Alex Jones Radio Show.
Remember, Cindy supports Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. The question is, how can “Constitutionalists” (something Alex Jones says of himself and Ron Paul) support these views? Take note as well of the photo’s shown during this audio presentation… this is the type of thinking that are riding on Ron Paul’s coat tails. This movement will be the root-cause (if there ever were to be one) of anarchy and WWIII, not bankers and corporate heads. Marxists love Ron Paul, Alex Jones, and Cindy Sheehan. They are “Revolutionaries,” not General Electric and Citi Bank:

Cynthia McKinney’s Speech on Alex Jones Video.
Take note that she is wearing red, as does Hillary Rodham-Clinton… often. Cynthia is nothing more than a 9/11 truther in ex-congresswoman clothes:

Cynthia McKinney’s Exit from Congress.
Her “security detail” are from the New Black Panthers, who are Marxist in their politcs. They are what I like to term a political cult. Here is a short clip about her security detail getting into a tussle with “white folk,” otherwise known as “crackers.” She is a racist and surrounds herself with racists (shown later):

Cynthia McKemmey (wearing red again) Shows Her Cards As a 9/11 Truther.
She is shown speaking from both sides of her mouth in this pro-McKinney video. She clearly makes the whacky point that corporate heads and the Bush administration knew about 9/11 before it happened. She can sugar-coat it all she wants, she is merely using propaganda similar to the Marxist progenitors that churn the views of those closest to her, namely, the New Black Panthers:

Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panther Party, lectures at the Black History Museum, in Richmond, Virginia.
This final video shows the equivalent to a KKK meeting, except on the opposite spectrum. I do not know, though, of a “white museum” that is given tax-payer money where meetings can take place by political cults such as these. These black Marxian philosophers are religious Muslims. So when you hear speak about Jesus and the Bible, they have a totally different view of this than historic Christianity:

Monday, August 20, 2007

Beauty and God

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Irreducibly Complex

Irreducible complexity is also known as – Darwin’s death Knell!” I always pop over to Answers Research Institute to see what’s new, so here it is… what’s new. Keep in mind as you watch this video that the highly complex machines mentioned herein annot operate unless fully functional and working with the miriade of other fully functional micro-machines. Do you get it? All this has to be operational all at once in order for life to exist.


"If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are mere accidents - the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the thoughts of the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else's. But if their thoughts - i.e., of Materialism and Astronomy - are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give me a correct account of all the other accidents. It's like expecting that the accidental shape taken by the splash when you upset a milk-jug should give you a correct account of how the jug was made and why it was upset."

~ C S Lewis

Biofuels Bad! Oil, Good! (Imported Article)

Imported Article – Biofuels NOT THE ANSWER… GreenPeace!!

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New Study Recommends Against Burning Biofuels to Solve Global Warming

By Noel Sheppard | August 20, 2007

A new study published in the journal Science last Friday concluded that the continued burning of oil-related energy products combined with the planting of additional forests is better for the environment than the manufacture and use of biofuels such as ethanol.

In fact, the authors suggested that governments across the globe move away from biofuels as a global warming solution completely, and instead focus moneys and energies on reforestation and increasing the efficiencies involved with the burning of fossil fuels.

Of course you didn't hear about this because no major American press outlet thought it was newsworthy despite media's fascination with anthropogenic global warming.

Fortunately, several British outlets covered this interesting study, including the Guardian (emphasis added):

Increasing production of biofuels to combat climate change will release between two and nine times more carbon gases over the next 30 years than fossil fuels, according to the first comprehensive analysis of emissions from biofuels.

Biofuels - petrol and diesel extracted from plants - are presented as an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels because the crops absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow.

The study warns that forests must not be cleared to make way for biofuel crops. Clearing forests produces an immediate release of carbon gases into the atmosphere, accompanied by a loss of habitats, wildlife and livelihoods, the researchers said.

New Scientist elaborated (emphasis added throughout, h/t Glenn Reynolds):

The reason is that producing biofuel is not a "green process". It requires tractors and fertilisers and land, all of which means burning fossil fuels to make "green" fuel. In the case of bioethanol produced from corn - an alternative to oil - "it's essentially a zero-sums game," says Ghislaine Kieffer, programme manager for Latin America at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France (see Complete carbon footprint of biofuel - or is it?).

What is more, environmentalists have expressed concerns that the growing political backing that biofuel is enjoying will mean forests will be chopped down to make room for biofuel crops such as maize and sugarcane. "When you do this, you immediately release between 100 and 200 tonnes of carbon [per hectare]," says Renton Righelato of the World Land Trust, UK, a conservation agency that seeks to preserve rainforests.

Any questions as to why American media will ignore this study? Well, there's more:

Righelato and Dominick Spracklen of the University of Leeds, UK, calculated how long it would take to compensate for those initial emissions by burning biofuel instead of gasoline. The answer is between 50 and 100 years. "We cannot afford that, in terms of climate change," says Righelato.

The researchers also compared how much carbon would be stored by replanting forests with how much is saved by burning biofuel grown on the land instead of gasoline.

They found that reforestation would sequester between two and nine times as much carbon over 30 years than would be saved by burning biofuels instead of gasoline (see bar chart, right). "You get far more carbon sequestered by planting forests than you avoid emissions by producing biofuels on the same land," says Righelato.

How's that for an inconvenient truth? Or this:

He and Spracklen conclude that if the point of biofuels policies is to limit global warming, "policy makers may be better advised in the short term to focus on increasing the efficiency of fossil fuel use, to conserve existing forests and savannahs, and to restore natural forest and grassland habitats on cropland that is not needed for food."

Something to bear in mind is that Righelato is not a climate change skeptic. Far from it. He’s the Trustees Chairman of the international conservation charity known as World Land Trust which “has been working to preserve the world's most biologically important and threatened lands, and has helped purchase and protect over 350,000 acres of habitats rich in wildlife, in Asia, Central and South America and the UK.”

Furthermore, this organization’s chief patron is Sir David Attenborough who is widely considered to be one of the fathers of the television nature documentary.

As such, these are greens through and through who just don’t feel biofuels are the answer to the problem. In fact, the Guardian quotes Righelato:

"Biofuel policy is rushing ahead without understanding the implications…It is a mistake in climate change terms to use biofuels."

Of course, skeptics like myself believe this to be just one example of politicians rushing ahead or advancing so-called solutions without understanding the implications.

Regardless, do you think Katie, Charlie, and Brian will be discussing this tonight? No, I don’t either.

—Noel Sheppard is an economist, business owner, and Associate Editor of NewsBusters.

"Cosmic" Opera

Controlling Religion
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"We have had no good comic operas of late, because the real world has been more comic than any possible opera."

~ G.K. Chesterton

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I thought this story was funny. It is the edge of atheism that just makes me laugh. Atheist thinking naturally comes to this when it is unabated y Judeo-Christian-Grecian insights, which are based in a “Mind.”

I will also say that this will increase the division between the animals in control of China and their disdain for all things religious. I will warn you, the video that follows is GRAPHIC, this is your warning! I will also make note here that the shot Buddhists are left behind by their fellow pilgrams. Why? This is their Karma. See my post on Reincarnation.

China Bans Reincarnation

Aug. 20, 2007

The Chinese Communist dictatorship has now reached into the afterlife – authorities have banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission.

In what Newsweek calls "one of history’s more absurd acts of totalitarianism,” China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs issued a statement saying the new law is "an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.”

China’s true motive, however, is to squelch the influence of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and political leader.

"By barring any Buddhist monks living outside China from seeking reincarnation, the law effectively gives Chinese authorities the power to choose the next Dalai Lama, whose soul, by tradition, is reborn as a new human to continue the work of relieving suffering,” Newsweek reports.

That means that after the death of the current Dalai Lama – who has lived in exile in India since 1959 – there could be two successors, one chosen by China and the other by Buddhist monks.

Tibetan Monks Shot by Chinese Military