Roundup

Study: Texting And Driving Kills More Teens Annually Than Drinking And Driving — yikes!  Obviously the volume of people texting is higher, but still it is sad they they aren’t getting the message.

Fast and Furious. Benghazi. The IRS targeting conservatives. AP phone records. Yeah, this is just paranoid right-wingers making stuff up about tyranny.

Or maybe this administration is as corrupt and incompetent as we’ve been saying all along.

Top CBS, ABC, CNN execs all have relatives working as advisors for White House — The title says it all.  Yet people continue to get their primary (and typically all of their) news from those sources.

The Plastic Fruit of Online Living — Good reminders about the risks of online activity and how we interact with the world.

Forgotten Arguments for Christianity: Undesigned Coincidences- The argument stated —  This is an interesting method of Christian apologetics that I just read about in J. Warner Wallace’s Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels.  It is a great refutation for false teachers and others who attack the authorship, age and veracity of the book of the Bible.

The argument from undesigned coincidences is one of the forgotten arguments for Christianity. It has seen a very recent resurgence through the work of some Christian apologists, such as the philosopher Timothy McGrew. The core of the argument is an investigation of the Bible. When one examines the Scriptures, one finds a number of historical, factual claims which either overlap and confirm others made independently or fill in gaps that authors familiar with current events at the time of the writings would have assumed their readers knew about. These coincidences are therefore undesigned–they are unintentional–but they show that the authors who wrote the books which contain them were telling historical truths.

Alone, Alone, Alone: The Ultimate Social Meaning of Friedan’s Sovereign-Self Feminism — So, how’s the feminist extremism working out for you?  It is sad that so many people threw away their lives (figuratively) and their children (literally) based on Friedan’s false worldview.

For those trying to assess the half-century outcomes of the feminist revolution Friedan helped spark, the first reality demanding attention is indeed simply the epidemic of female unhappiness in recent years.Despite all the glowing assurances Friedan and her allies gave, their efforts to make women free to “search . . . for themselves” has not made those freely questing female selves happy. A 2009 study conducted by Wharton School researchers Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers has concluded,on the basis of a very large longitudinal data set, that during the last 35 years—a period of astonishing triumph for feminist activists—“women’s happiness has declined both absolutely and relative to men.” Indeed, the researchers report that although women reported higher levels of happiness than men three-and-a-half decades ago, “women no longer report being happier than men, and, in many instances, now report happiness that is below that of men.”

2 thoughts on “Roundup”

  1. “Obviously the volume of people texting is higher, but still it is sad they they aren’t getting the message.” Maybe if you sent them a text …?

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