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Climahypocrites

Turns out that the average citizen and the late Ted Kennedy have something in common: Plenty of talk about wanting solar but not in their backyard.  There’s a word for that: Hypocrisy.

Everyone loves solar, right? Well, until someone puts the panels up

The general public is all for renewable energy — in theory, anyway. But recent renewable projects have raised hackles because of their alleged conflicts with wildlife, damage to Indian spiritual sites, and elevated earthquake risk. And now, objections to green energy based on their, well, ugliness are popping up in New Jersey and Nevada.

Residents and politicians in Ridgewood, Wyckoff, and several other posh suburban towns just outside New York City are attacking local utility company PSE&G for putting up solar panels. Specifically, in an attempt to double the Garden State’s solar capacity, the company has been installing 3-foot-by-5-foot solar modules on utility poles. And the reactions are less than positive: “It’s just horrible,” said Ridgewood’s Deputy Mayor Tom Riche, according to an article in The Record, of Bergen County, N.J. on Sunday.

And that’s the issue in a nutshell: people want cleaner, cheaper, more stable energy, yet, they don’t want to see it. Consider the Cape Wind Project: Ted Kennedy fought it for 10 years, because the wind turbines would be in view of his family compound, and be in the yachting area. He was all for “green” energy, just not stuff that affects him.

via “Solar Rocks! As Long As I Don’t Have To See Those Ugly Panels!” : Stop The ACLU.

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A servant’s enduring faith – An inspiring story of a pastor in Bulgaria who wouldn’t give in when the leaders tried to eradicate Christianity.  Here’s a snippet.  I encourage you to read it all.  (Note to fellow Christian bloggers — as Marie noted in the comments, Christianity Today had committed to publish her article and it fell through.  I encourage you to post her link to your blogs if you are so inclined!)

In prison, Kulichev distinguished himself among both guards and prisoners. A vegetarian for health reasons, the pastor refused meat on principle. Kulichev unfailingly knelt in his filthy cell to thank God for each meager bread ration. Assigned with two cellmates to work at the prison sink, he insisted that they wash utensils “as if they were going into our own mouths”. Being absolutely consistent, even in matters with no overt spiritual significance, was his way to maintain integrity. Trusting in God and his parishioners’ faithfulness, Kulichev constantly rehearsed Scripture and seized clandestine witnessing opportunities.

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Slaves to Comfort?
Kulichev has traveled widely in the United States, preaching and speaking at conferences. (Several months after interviewing him, I learned from another American that he is proficient in English – a detail he neglected to mention during our time together). While he loves American believers, he is concerned about our tendency to become ‘slaves to our own comfort’. “The freedom in which Christians live is a much bigger temptation than trials,” he said. “A person who has lived in comfort and is used to living without ordeals doesn’t want to lose that way of life. He is prepared to make concessions in his loyalty to God. This mentality goes against what God wants from His flock – obedience and faithfulness, which are not measured in percentages. There is no 50%, 90% or 99% loyalty – a wife would not be pleased if her husband were 50% faithful.”

Here’s a good article on the whole Qu’ran burning debate.  My advice is simple: don’t burn it, just explain why it is wrong and why Christianity is the one true religion.

Even Fidel knows that Communism doesn’t work

Other than imploding Venezuela and frozen in amber North Korea, the USA — known as the Land of Liberty prior to Obama’s “fundamental transformation” — is the only country on earth moving toward the dysfunctional nightmare of communism rather than away from it.

Did you know Ted Kennedy tried — twice — to plot with Soviets against TWO separate US Presidents?

City Council Meetings to Begin with Muslim Prayers

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The reason for the season?  Sin.  Same as last year.  Same as next year.

Luke 19:10 (ESV) For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!

And God created Darwin — thorough review of a book exposing the scientific flaws of Darwinism.  A sample:

A disturbing quote is from a children’s book, Wonderful Egg (recommended by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, the American Council on Education, and the Association for Childhood Development), which shows how a bird hatches from a dinosaur egg: “It was a wonderful new kind of egg. And when it hatched, it hatched into a baby bird, the first baby bird in the whole world. And the baby bird grew up to be a beautiful bird with feathers. The first beautiful bird that ever sand a song high in the tree tops of the new green world of long, long ago.” Schmidt is so right on when he says, “When fables turn into facts, and receive accreditations from educators and scientists, one must fear for the future of science and for our children.”

Hey, I agree with Ted Kennedy’s abortion position — uh, that is, his position before he switched to the dark side.  Of course, I agreed with Planned Parenthood’s anti-abortion position as well — that is, until they discovered how profitable death was.

Spaulding was what today would be called “pro-choice,” and Kennedy, at that time, was passionately opposed to abortion. So when the subject came up, the senator was in full voice. He screamed, “Don’t tell me there isn’t enough love in the world to care for all the unwanted babies.” He mentioned that adoption agencies had waiting lists.

Excellent summary of ClimateGate — Read the whole thing.  The Global Warming industry is built on a hoax designed to force the failed model of socialim on the world. Sadly, it appears to be working, and at a rapid rate. Evil leaders, an ignorant and gullible electorate, a complicit media and unethical scientists make a dangerous mix.

For example, last year the BBC environment reporter Roger Harrabin made substantial changes to an article on the corporation website that asked why global warming seemed to have stalled since 1998 – caving in to direct pressure from a climate change activist, Jo Abbess.

‘Personally, I think it is highly irresponsible to play into the hands of the sceptics who continually promote the idea that “global warming finished in 1998” when that is so patently not true,’ she told him in an email.

After a brief exchange, he complied and sent a final note: ‘Have a look in ten minutes and tell me you are happier. We have changed headline and more.’

Afterwards, Abbess boasted on her website: ‘Climate Changers, Remember to challenge any piece of media that seems like it’s been subject to spin or scepticism. Here’s my go for today. The BBC actually changed an article I requested a correction for.’

Last week, Michael Schlesinger, Professor of Atmospheric Studies at the University of Illinois, sent a still cruder threat to Andrew Revkin of the New York Times, accusing him of ‘gutter reportage’, and warning: ‘The vibe that I am getting from here, there and everywhere is that your reportage is very worrisome to most climate scientists … I sense that you are about to experience the “Big Cutoff” from those of us who believe we can no longer trust you, me included.’

But in the wake of Warmergate, such threats – and the readiness to bow to them – may become rarer.

‘A year ago, if a reporter called me, all I got was questions about why I’m trying to deny climate change and am threatening the future of the planet,’ said Professor Ross McKitrick of Guelph University near Toronto, a long-time collaborator with McIntyre.

‘Now, I’m getting questions about how they did the hockey stick and the problems with the data.

‘Maybe the emails have started to open people’s eyes.’

Hat tip: Wintery Knight

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I agreed with Stan’s thoughts about the Pastor who is praying for President Obama to die.  This guy is as bad as the fakes on the Left in harming the Christian message, but for different reasons.

Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, AZ, is making headlines, at least here in the Valley of the Sun, because he’s preaching sermons on “Why I hate Barack Obama”. What?? He is telling his congregation that he is praying for Obama’s death. He doesn’t want the president assassinated. That would make him a martyr. No, he’s praying that the president dies of brain cancer or something.

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When Osama Bin Laden and his folk ordered (and continue to order) attacks on “infidels”, Muslims are quick to respond, “Well, that’s them; that’s not us.” What they don’t say is “They’re wrong.” When “fundamentalist” (their word, not mine) Mormons defy the law and engage in polygamy, Mormons are happy to say, “That’s them; that’s not us”, but I don’t hear “They’re wrong.” Every group out there — political, religious, or otherwise — will get its share of “bad representatives”. Someone is going to do something that casts a bad light on whatever belief system you’re in. The question is, what are you going to do about it? Pastor Steven Anderson is preaching a lie. I will not keep silent about it. I won’t say, “That’s him; that’s not me.” He’s wrong. He is not representing genuine Christian teaching. I want there to be no doubt. Christians are commanded to pray for government, not against it. He’s wrong.

First Lutheran Church of Sodom?

When a body of self professed Christians march into such a sharp departure from the scriptures, its time to leave. Judgment is upon these churches and no one who remains in them are safe.

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And to be clear, there is sin of all type running unchecked in every denomination. But sexual sin is different in several ways.

1. The sanctioning of and participation in sexual immorality has always drawn heated judgment from God (Reference Numbers 25 and Romans 1:32).

2. Unrepentant sexual sin is synonymous with pride. And the proud are broken by God, most times without warning. Thus, it is one of the most dangerous places to be in spiritually. It was so serious, the Apostle Paul ordered excommunication and  sharply rebuked the Corinthian church for its pride in the act. He wrote that famous warning: a little leaven, leavens the whole lump.

3. Sexual sin infects and affects every facet of a person’s spiritual, emotional and relational well being. Even your self worth is damaged. Thus, we are told to literally FLEE (run away from) SEXUAL SIN.

Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. (1 Cor 6:18-20)

Its clear from scripture, that sexual sin should never be promoted, agreed with, sanctioned in any context whether personal or corporate. In doing so, we subject ourselves to God’s severest judgments.

Confession time: I am totally coveting the possibility of a 32 GB Ipod Nano rumored to be announced on September 9.  I have a 120 GB model that is too heavy to work out with, so I use a shuffle.  But that isn’t easy to navigate and doesn’t have the 30 GB capacity I need for all my music, Podcasts and audio Bible. 

“Sure, Teddy left a woman to die, cheated his way out of Harvard, used family political pressure to reduce his Army stint, sent a treasonous message to the Soviets at the height of the Cold War, ended his life with a hypocritical political maneuver regarding his replacement and was a pro-legalized abortion “Catholic,” among many, many other things, but he was aggressive in giving away other people’s money, so let’s worship him with multiple blog posts!” It is ironic that pagans idolizing Kennedy often use the “whatever you did for the least of these” line about him even though he was pro-legalized abortion.

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If you are going to have a productive discussion about predestination, it is important to have a clear understanding of what each party means by the term free will. Stan’s son does a nice job of summarizing it in the link.

Remember, it was acceptable for Ted Kennedy to joke about Mary Jo Kopechne’s death but if you remind people of it then you are crass and tasteless.

And according to a writer on the Huffington Post , maybe Mary Jo would have thought her death was worth it all:

Still, ignorance doesn’t preclude a right to wonder. So it doesn’t automatically make someone (aka, me) a Limbaugh-loving, aerial-wolf-hunting NRA troll for asking what Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted’s death, and what she’d have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded.

Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.

Or who knows? Maybe she would have become a Senator.

Here’s the best eulogy for Ted that I’ve seen.  Very thorough. 

Apparently Michael Behe is just too scary for some people. As he notes, perhaps we aren’t as free and/or as brave as we thought.

But remember, Expelled! just made all that stuff up about scientific and academic freedom. All those scientific types just want the facts out there.

Watch the trailer for Blood Money. Looks like a great expose of the abortion industry and those destroyed by it.

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Sounds more like a concession speech to me

Via Hot Air » Blog Archive » Dems’ new rallying cry: Let’s pass this trillion-dollar travesty for Teddy — Really?  That’s their plan?  One blogger referred to it as the Mary Jo Kopechne Health Care Program

Hot Air has it right: Why not have a conservative rallying cry of opposing it in the name of Ronald Reagan?

Seriously, the fact that an extreme liberal politician died has no bearing on whether an unprecedented power and money grab on the part of the Federal Government is a swell idea.