Sunday, April 26, 2009


As you've probably noticed by now, I've made a few changes to the ol' blog. Okenya's positivity and reshaping of the American order was my inspiration.

I thought upgrading my template was a good idea, so imagine my surprise, when doing so stripped HaloScan and Sitemeter from the blog, and jumbled up my sidebar. Oh, well. You live, you learn, as that stringy-haired waif Alanis Morissette says.

Through a little trial and terror, I forced everything into working order, with one exception. When I reinstalled HaloScan, my blog title and new picture at the top vanished. I experimented by removing HaloScan, again, and both reappeared. Then I put the commenting system back on, and they're gone, again. Poof! I emailed HaloScan about this, Friday night; so far, I haven't heard from them. Maybe they're gone to an HTML convention.

Speaking of HTML, I know almost as little about its mysteries as Okenya kens about the economy, so bear with me through the tweakery.

Here's a place for you to bloviate on pretty much anything that's on your mind.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

If Thy Freedom Offend Me, I'll Pluck It Out

The Alliance Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit on behalf of students and parents against the Wilson County School Board in Tennessee.

Lakeview Elementary School students wanted to display posters that referenced God and prayer, but school officials said they had to cover up those references before the posters could be displayed. The posters were hand-drawn by students and announced voluntary activities such as the "See You at the Pole" prayer event.

Kellum says the school is arguing that the posters cause an Establishment Clause problem, and that some students might be offended if these religious students were able to express their beliefs.

These are the same dishonest, constitutionally-illiterate excuses offered up by our godless public schools over the last twenty years.

On the one hand, we have elementary students attempting the exercise of their God-given, constitutionally-protected rights of free speech and religion. On the other, we have a school administration that believes this is identical to the Congress of the United States of America establishing a specific religion. This should serve as ample justification for an automatic dismissal from one's position as teacher, principal, or superintendant. It's patent idiocy, and the people shoveling this buzzing fly-heap know it. Either that, or they remain so clueless about American history that they'd give a North Korean labor-camp prisoner a run for his money in terms of pure ignorance of the outside world. Regardless, one could argue that they have little of value to impart to the rising generation.

I love the "Someone might be offended!" argument. It's as impervious to logic as a Sherman tank's armor under the barrage of a squirt gun. Remember when James Madison passionately championed your right to remain un-offended, until you crossed the bar?

Me neither.

There is no God-ordained right to remain unoffended. There is no constitutional protection of your delicate sensibilities. It's unenforceable, subjective nonsense. I suppose we should shoot Michael Moore, because his mere existence offends me.

And used within the context of restricting speech and religion on a school campus, it's also a lie. Otherwise, why no equal level of concern for the Christians and others who have their speech curtailed and their religious expression squelched? Somehow, that's not so important.

But that "Bugaboo to frighten ye" that they've created--well, he might take offense, and we can't have that.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Miracles Are Miraculous

"I don't believe in miracles, because they are unscientific."

How many times have you heard atheists / agnostics / evolutionists say this, or something along similar lines? I'm betting you're familiar with this "reasoning," if you've ever engaged a non-believer in a discussion of this topic.

My response is: "Yes. And?"

That miracles are unscientific is a flaccid observation, offering little insight into miracles, themselves. Of course they're unscientific. Miracles -- by definition -- are special acts of God. If mundane scientific explanations accounted for them, they wouldn't be miracles.

Let's reword the above statement for clarity's sake:

"I don't believe in miracles, because they are miraculous."

See how absurd and circular this reasoning appears?

The above reveals plenty about the mindset of those who utter it. They imply that God either does not exist, or is impotent in the performance of miracles. But these are two assumptions that stand unproven and unprovable. Non-believers take them on faith.

The assertion also suggests that scientific evidence either is the sole form of evidence available to us, or the one form of valid evidence. But both demonstrably are false. We know that other evidential types exist -- documentary, physical, testimonial, etc. Courts of law have accepted these as legitimate categories of evidence throughout the history of Western civilization.

The relevant question is not: "Are miracles scientific?" but: "Do miracles happen?"

Existing evidence offers us stronger reason for an answer in the affirmative than the negative.

The bottom line is that the secular dismissal of miracles is based upon faithful assumptions and / or faulty premises.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fashion Statement

In the South, we make do with what we have.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

May the Lord bless and keep you all on this day, and in days to come. I thank Him for His act of sacrifice, so that we may spend eternity in His presence. I'm unworthy of His love, but I'm overjoyed that He has chosen to share it with me.

He'll share it with you, as well, if you'll just ask Him to reveal Himself to you, and come into your heart.

No decision is more important, or more worthwhile.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Islam Is the Enemy

In a major speech at the Turkish parliament in Ankara Monday, Obama declared that the United States "is not and never will be at war with Islam" and called Turkey a "critical ally," earning himself much praise in a country where his predecessor left the US image in tatters.

This is why the "War on Terror" is a farce, and would end as a failure even it it was a sincere effort. Obama is continuing the same PC, history-whitewashing tone initiated by George W. Bush.

We are at war with Islam, whether we acknowledge this truth, or not. Osama bin Laden and his ilk are not radical, cultish offshoots and lunatics. They represent standard Islam--historically and philosophically. The proof of this lies in the acceptance and approval of their tactics and agenda the world over, by millions of "mainstream" Muslims.

Muslims have inundated Europe and become a powerful political force in what was once the realm of Richard the Lionheart, Charles Martel, and Janos Hunyadi. They are remaking Christendom in their own image--and this time not by conquest, but through cultural saturation. They are making similar efforts in the U.S.A., to a lesser degree. Complicit in this travesty are the elite heirs of Western civilization--people who have willingly diseased their own minds with the degenerative effects of political correctness.

Just as Obama dabbles in prophecy in assuring Turkey that we "never will be at war with Islam"--as if someone so unwise has a clue as to what the future holds--I am reminded of T.S. Eliot's far more pertinent words playing out in the West as I type this post:

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

--"The Hollow Men" (1925)