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Will this be enough for the climate lobby?  Doubtful.  Too much money and power is at stake.

Is this finally proof we’re NOT causing global warming? The whole of the Earth heated up in medieval times without human CO2 emissions, says new study

  • Evidence was found in a rare mineral that records global temperatures
  • Warming was global and NOT limited to Europe
  • Throws doubt on orthodoxies around ‘global warming’

And please don’t be taken in by the “earth hour” silliness.

Earth Hour – it’s the best thing since sliced bread

Earth Hour is yet another way for the disconnected, self-absorbed masses to pretend they’re involved in an issue.

I have written previously on this issue (oddly, that was also a March 31st) and in that discussion observed that the likely cost to the environment to produce candles, t-shirts and all other manner of supporters’ paraphernalia was far in excess of the gains achieved by turning off a couple of light bulbs (but not the TV – how else will they know what everyone else is doing?).

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Jimmy Carter’s new study Bible is a train wreck of bad theology.  See Glenn’s analysis here.  A sample, which includes the fallacious argument from silence:

Huffington Post:  A lot of people point to the Bible for reasons why gay people should not be in the church, or accepted in any way.

Carter:  Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things -– he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies.  … if a local Baptist church wants to accept gay members on an equal basis, which my church does by the way, then that is fine.
My comment:  Jesus also didn’t mention child abuse, pedophilia, wife beating, bestiality, etc, so I guess he was okay with those?  Christ, being God, had plenty so say about homosexuality in the O.T. and soundly condemned it.  (Notice the behavior is condemned rather than an “orientation.”).  While Christ did indeed address marriage, referring back to Adam and Eve as what marriage was, Carter sanctions same-sex unions, as does his church.

But I will give Jimmy credit for sort of challenging Democrats on abortion.

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Trayvon Martin’s death is still a tragedy, and it is still tragic that the media ghouls and fake Christians are using his death to advance their agenda.  If Zimmerman broke the law he should be held accountable.

Quick questions: Does your media describe Zimmerman as an Hispanic Democratic?  Would they have forgotten to mention his party affiliation if it was Republican?  Do they mention his real school record, his Twitter account activity, show more recent pictures of him and show how the media has doctored his hoodie picture?  If so, you should branch out with your media consumption.

And judging without evidence sure worked well for the Duke Lacrosse players, eh?  Read Ann Coulter’s piece for a good perspective.

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A good summary of perspectives on the problem of evil.  All philosophies have to address it somehow.  Christianity has the best explanations.

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Have conservatives really lost their faith in science, as was recently reported?  Not at all.  We just exercise appropriate skepticism and discernment, especially in two sub-sets of the dozens of branches of science (Darwinism and global climate change).  And we do that with good reasons.  Those two are driven by power, money and materialistic philosophy instead of science .

Actually, almost no one loses their faith in science when it is evidence-based and useful. Who turns down cancer treatments that work?

Rather, people lose their faith in “anything can be true in our multiverse,” “apes think like humans,” “the aliens have just gotta be out there,” “a giant heat wave is engulfing the planet,” “random sorts can produce highly specialized information,” and “my theory explains the origin of life” because – quite honestly – this stuff is not science.

It’s too bad if only identified “conservatives” doubt all the dubious propositions out there. The rest of the crowd will catch up after a while, though. They can’t afford not to.

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No wonder many black people don’t like Darwin’s theory

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Obama promises Planned Parenthood that he’ll never stop fighting for their choice to kill unwanted human beings.

 

Roundup

Big roundup!  Grab a snack and read a while.  I was traveling last week (great visit to see my daughters!) and haven’t done much writing.

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Why does God let us suffer? — An excellent response to one of the most common objections to Christianity.  Side note: Atheists tend to use this as a trump card against us while ignoring that all worldviews must account for suffering.  Our explanation is far better than their’s, because they can never ground suffering with any meaning.

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False Teachings About Hearing Audible Words From God Taking Even Deeper Root in Today’s Church — this is such an important topic, as this destructive false teaching seems to be growing.  I was talking with an inmate during a prison ministry visit and he has been troubled for years because he thought he “heard” (not audibly) God tell him that he would be out “soon.”  He has stayed in longer than expected, so that obviously didn’t happen.  He is still a believer but it has damaged his walk.

As I always say, if you want to hear from God, read the Bible.  If you want to hear from God audibly, then read the Bible out loud.  If God speaks to you it will be unmistakable.  How can I know that?  Because every example in the Bible shows it that way!  The Bible quotes God roughly 3,000 times, and not once do the writers say they kinda sorta thought God might have told them something.

This topic is a good excuse to post this again:

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Contraception use increases abortion rates, and even the NY Times admits it.

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Tolerant leftists threaten to murder 14-year old girl for defending marriage — Can’t you just feel the love?  All she did was state the obvious — marriage is a union of one man and one woman — and people want to kill her.  Why wasn’t this front page news?

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Angry Arminians — They aren’t the reason I switched to Reformed theology despite being in Arminian churches my whole life (for right or wrong it was all about the Bible), but they did make me wonder why they were so angry and made me want to dig deeper.

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The most troubling modern trends — a great summary of where modern thinking has gone wrong: moral relativism, social nihilism, Constitutional interpretation and political correctness.

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The problem with making the morning-after pill as easy to get as a candy bar — Yeah, what could go wrong?

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Obama defends his record with a bunch of misquotes.  But the mainstream media already told you that, right?  Right?!

President Hayes, the TV flash in the pan, the horse is here to stay — they’re all at the Wikiquote page on “Incorrect Predictions.”

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Christopher Columbus? Once upon a time, your average well-informed high-schooler, never mind the smartest president in history, understood that Columbus was laughed at not because everyone believed the world was round: Educated Europeans of his day accepted the earth was spherical and had since Aristotle’s time. They laughed because they thought he was taking the long way round to the East Indies. Which he was.

So let’s see. The president sneers at the ignorance of 15th century Spaniards, when in fact he is the one entirely ignorant of them.

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Leftist fake Christian ghouls use Trayvon Martin death for their political agenda — These “Christians” would have been glad to have the government force you to pay Trayvon’s mom to abort him, but now they are glad to use his tragic death to advance their agenda.  Do they speak out against the New Black Panthers’ “Dead or alive” incentives to kill the Hispanic gunman?  Do they speak out against black-on-black violence?  What was their reaction to the black-on-white hate crime where a 13 year old boy was set on fire because he was white?

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Another reason to like Santorum: The obligatory “Santorum ready to go after Internet porn as president” post.  There are many things Obama could be doing, but won’t.

America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography. A wealth of research is now available demonstrating that pornography causes profound brain changes in both children and adults, resulting in widespread negative consequences. Addiction to pornography is now common for adults and even for some children. The average age of first exposure to hard-core, Internet pornography is now 11. Pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking…

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Jimmy Carter keeps embarrassing himself.  The latest is his use of the fallacious “Jesus never said anything about homosexuality” sound bite.  I used to want to like Jimmy for his Habitat work (even though he was a horrific President).  But alas, he keeps opening his mouth with his terrible theology.

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I’m glad a former elder is speaking out against Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill church.  They  had potential to do good things but it looks like egos got in the way.

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Pro-’Gay’ Liberals Dare Not Discuss This … Homosexual Health Risks — gruesome but true.

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A great summary of home schooling.  I wish we would have done this for both girls and for much longer.  Hat tip: Debunking Atheists.

Homeschool Domination

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James White debates Adnan Rashid on trustworthiness of the Bible vs Koran — The Wintery Knight has an easy to read summary of key differences between the Koran and the Bible.  Read it and you’ll know more than most Christians and Muslims do about the transmission of both texts.

Bob Stupak was faking it all along —  See the post and the video in the 9th comment.  Only a sucker would believe an executive order by Obama.  The bill had taxpayer-funded abortion in it all the time, and the Democrats lied about it the whole time.  What a sad day.

This wasn’t just about health care.  It was about the start of many more destructive bills pushed through the same unethical way.  Can’t wait for November!

New study shows that greens are less moral than ordinary people — I cheated and linked to two by the WK today.

Jimmy Carter is one happy guy these days