Roundup

Barack Obama’s Vulnerabilities Will Get Us All Killed

George Bush never tried to disown 9/11 or Richard Reid. He never tried to say, “hey, it was Clinton’s problem.” Sure, in fact, a lot of what led to 9/11 happened on Bill Clinton’s watch and he failed in most every measure to shut down Al Qaeda.

“His White House recognised its political vulnerability more readily than it comprehended the level of danger faced by Americans.”

. . . And the strategy of blaming Bush for being weak on terror will not work after eight years of blaming Bush for being too bloodthirsty.

Two Americas: One Struggling, One Happy, Unionized, and in Government 

Unions should be outlawed for government workers. Period.

Spong is still wrong — “Bishop” John Shelby Spong says he won’t debate whether homosexuality is a sin anymore.  If he would take off the collar and stop parading as a Bishop and a Christian I’d just write him off as another uninformed non-believer.  As it is, he is a hypocrite and a fake.  And not much of a clear thinker, either.  Gee, a public declaration not to debate the issue you brought up.  How brave.  Just claim victory, demonize your opponents with the silly homophobe label and move on.  Pathetic. 

Spong is what happens when denominations don’t exercise church discipline.  He should have been booted out years ago, or perhaps never ordained.  Christianity is not his forte’. 

Mark Tooley at the IRD (Institute of Religion and Democracy) had a great re-cap of the shenanigans of the Religious Left at the Copenhagen climate summit.  These people draw the wrong conclusions from the wrong facts. 

The Global Warming cause opportunistically allows the Religious Left to collapse all its favored causes into one issue: hostility to free markets and economic growth; cravings for wealth redistribution; Western guilt; veneration for the earth at the expense of humanity; and aspirations for global governance. And despite Religious Left claims about concern for the poor, shutting down or restricting the global economy would hurt the very poor the most. Draconian carbon reductions would keep poor people poor, and the rest of us stagnant, less able to help others in need. What’s compassionate about that?

Brit Hume was right.  Tiger needs Jesus more than he needs anything else.

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  1. Bravo Mr. Hume, most especially for recognizing that, contrary to the contemporary secular and privatized culture in which we live, who we are preceeds what we do. How we behave at home is not a completely seperate issue from our vocation, our leisure activities, etc.

    It was David, after being confronted with his adulterous relationship with Bathsheba and the subsequent arrangement of her husband Uriah’s killing in battle that he said, “I have sinned against the Lord.” 2 Samuel 12:13. Again in the Psalms, David says “Against You – You alone – I have sinned and done this evil in your sight…”

    David recognized that he was created in the image and likeness of God, created for the purpose of bringing glory to God. When he violated the law of God and gave in to sinful behavior with Bathsheba and by extension to Uriah, he sinned against God, he violated God, he lost sight at that time of those acts the meaning of his life (who he was and why he was here). Don’t we all do the same thing with deceit, pride, lust, jealosy, and on and on. That is why we are more than just sick, we are dead in our sins unable to save ourselves, and why we need Jesus. He came to redeem us, to renew our minds and return in us the meaning that binds our whole lives together, namely bringing glory to His Name.

    Tiger Woods, like all of us need to remember who we are in Christ, and let that dictate what we do instead of following the world and allowing what we do determine who we are.

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  2. Irony of ironies….this morning, I happened to open the current issue of “Our Daily Bread” at random, and the entry for January 19th, entitled “Never Satisfied But Always Content”, begins with:

    “Tiger Woods is clearly the greatest golfer of his generation. His ability to perform under pressure and win is becoming legendary. Yet what motivates Woods is not just winning, it’s his passion for excellence. Despite his great success, Tiger has repeatedly refined his his swing in an ongoing effort to improve his game and be a better golfer. His desire for excellence never leaves him satisfied.”

    [The devotional then goes on to draw a spiritual parallel with the Apostle Paul].

    Too bad his swing was the only thing he sought to “refine”. It definitely would be awesome if his current failure brought him to the Cross.

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  3. re vulnerabilities–This reminds me, I can remember hearing people complain about Bush not capturing Bin laden like pull sting dolls. Does the current silence about that mean that we can conclude that that is no longer important?

    re Spong– this reminds me of this post that I published a couple of years ago on debating. Here is the pertinent excerpt:

    “Once the debate is over always declare yourself the winner. If the matter comes up again, refuse to debate it while claiming that the debate is over then continue to advance your position as if it isn’t.”

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