Wednesday, March 29, 2006

That About Covers Everything

Mr. Moussaoui said there were times when a Muslim can lie without being immoral: to reconcile Muslims, to answer "yes" when a wife asks, "Am I beautiful?" and to carry out jihad.

So ... always assume a lie.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Charges Dismissed

It looks like Abdul Rahman has had the charges dismissed against him and is seeking asylum. I hope he gets it soon:

Earlier Monday, hundreds of clerics, students and others chanting "Death to Christian!" marched through the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif to protest the court's decision to toss out the case.

Several Muslim clerics have threatened to incite Afghans to kill Rahman if he is freed, saying that he is clearly guilty of apostasy and deserves to die.

Meanwhile, 2 more Afghan Christians reportedly thrown into jail

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Religion of Peace Death Strikes Again

Michelle Malkin (and not a few others) want to know Who Will Save Abdul Rahman?

Abdul Rahman is a man of faith. "I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe in Christ. And I am a Christian," he declared this week.

Unfortunately for Rahman, he was originally born a Muslim in Afghanistan -- and he has been forced to defend his religious conversion in his home country's court, where he now faces the death penalty for turning to Jesus.

Rahman's family has denounced him as mentally ill. Afghan officials are thirsting for his blood. "We will cut him into little pieces," jail employee Hosnia Wafayosofi told the Chicago Tribune, as she "made a cutting motion with her hands."

This is beyond outrageous. What will it take for the world to see Islam for what it is?

It's funny, they claim the God of the Bible (God is love; vengeance is mine, I will repay saith the Eternal, etc.) is Allah and Jesus was a prophet, yet they hate with vitriolic hatred Jews and Christians. They take vengeance into their own hands for Allah as a often as thay can. They believe almost the exact opposite of what is said about God in the Bible. It's as if they believe the God that "so loved the world" decided one day, "screw it, you know what, I really hate these people, I take back everything I said, I scrapping the whole plan I've had from the beginning. From now on I'm going to raise up a new prophet (and disown my own Son) and wipe out anyone who believed what I said before.

Sorry, no.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


A new breed of cat has been developed - "the puppykat craves the attention of humans and is much more playful."

But will it fetch a stick?

Monday, March 20, 2006

A Breath Away?

Speaking of the Middle East: Peace just a breath away, says Sharon Stone

Peace often seems just a breath away, that's one of our eternal problems. We just don't know how to bridge the gap.

"It feels to me that we have an opportunity ... to choose understanding in a new way," she told a press conference in Paris when asked about her trip.

"And it really is just a breath. It's just an agreement that's just a breath. We are not far apart. We can choose to have this alternative kind of growth that is a collective nuance of understanding.

"We are just that breath away from a peaceful co-existence,"

Sounds nice, but really it's B.S. We want peace, Israel wants peace, but the other side wants death and destruction. They live for it and it's taught to them from birth. How do you reverse that? They refuse to look inside themselves and see any fault. They cannot see any problem within their little sphere of understanding. The answer is, it's beyond the ability of mankind. All the good intentions in the world cannot change that. Only God can do that and you can't even bring that up without eyes rolling.

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; To preach the acceptable year of the LORD." Luke 4:18,19

What difference can God make?

In fact, everyone in the world is affected by the resurrection of Jesus. Nobody can live unchanged by that great fact. If it didn't happen, your life is going to be changed tremendously. And if it did happen, your life is going to be changed tremendously. It is, as the Bible makes clear, the central fact of history. Nothing is more important. And everything is different, depending upon whether this did or didn't happen. I'd like to think with you a little bit about this great fact, and consider with you what life would be like if Jesus did not rise, and what would life be like if he did, and what effect it would have upon you.

Friday, March 17, 2006

I Wish I Had Seen This

Flying Cow Leaves Two Police Cars in Flames

Watson told News 4 WOAI, "We believe the gate of the cattle trailer came open, and the cow, for lack of a better phrase spilled out onto the Interstate. It was pretty chaotic for a while."

Several cars hit some of the cows. One cow died. DPS troopers called for backup.

That's when one officer was nearly run down by a speeding truck, carrying two illegal immigrants inside.

Seguin Police were out looking for those illegal immigrants. They parked their cars in the hot grass, burning two of them including that brand new 2006 Crown Victoria. Watson said, "Well, all of a sudden, another officer who'd arrived on the scene, alerted the sergeant that there was a fire."

Everything inside was destroyed, including tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment designed for the patrol cars.

"You start off with kind of a bizarre accident with these cows spilling onto the interstate. That leads to other accidents, that leads to a car chase, that leads to a foot chase," Watson recalls.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Saturday, March 11, 2006

I took James to the lake today. They recently renovated the lakefront and added a nice playground and water play area for the kids. Here's James getting splashed.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Sidewalk Artist

Believe it or not, that is a drawing done in chalk on the sidewalk. Check out more of his work here.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ray C. Stedman

Although he died in 1992, I just recently discovered Ray C. Stedman and an online library in his honor from which you can download or print out many excellent sermons.

This web site gathers together in one place the entire Ray C. Stedman Library originated in 1995 at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California where Ray Stedman was pastor for 40 years. We offer fast download of printed and audio files, free of charge for educational purposes-- according to the copyright notice at the end of each message. We have added Ray's in-print and out-of-print books to this web site.

I highly recommend this site - A pearl of great price.

They are not intended merely to entertain us, or even to instruct us, but to change us, to set us free, to make us live, to turn us from weakness and emptiness and barrenness and fruitlessness, unto truth and life and joy and warmth and power. -- Ray C. Stedman

Friday, March 03, 2006

Little Slum Inn

How's this for creative marketing.

Rio's slums, or favelas, are infamous for drug and gang violence. But a new hostel called "The Little Slum Inn" is attracting adventurous tourists, mainly from Germany, France and the United States, who dare to live amid the grit and poverty.

Incredible. Bring the kids. Anyway, good luck to them, it seems to be helping the neigborhood get along. Can't fault that. They're using their heads.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Europe Endless?

Islamists are stifling debate in what was Europe's freest country, says Douglas Murray in We should fear Holland's silence

Holland - with its disproportionately high Muslim population - is the canary in the mine. Its once open society is closing, and Europe is closing slowly behind it. It looks, from Holland, like the twilight of liberalism - not the "liberalism" that is actually libertarianism, but the liberalism that is freedom. Not least freedom of expression.

All across Europe, debate on Islam is being stopped. Italy’s greatest living writer, Oriana Fallaci, soon comes up for trial in her home country, and in Britain the government seems intent on pushing through laws that would make truths about Islam and the conduct of its followers impossible to voice.

I can't help wondering how long this can go on. How long can Europeans take this?

Europe is shuffling into darkness. It is proving incapable of standing up to its enemies, and in an effort to accommodate the peripheral rights of a minority is failing to protect the most basic rights of its own people.

The governments of Europe have been tricked into believing that criticism of a belief is the same thing as criticism of a race. And so it is becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous to criticise a growing and powerful ideology within our midst. It may soon, in addition, be made illegal.

Europe shuffling into darkness, allowing it's culture to be eclipsed? I think there is a backlash coming. It may take a bit more bending but Europe will push back.