Saturday, August 16, 2008

From Other Bloggers

FRC comments on the annoying "Go, World" commercials. I cheer for the US, thank you very much.

At A Keyboard and a .45, JR posts about Harrold School District allowing teachers with Concealed Handgun Licences (CHL) to carry in the classroom as a protective measure.

ICR blows the whistle on an academic court case in California (of course). [A] federal judge has allowed the University of California (UC) to continue denying course credit for college preparatory classes to applicants from Christian high schools which use textbooks that reject evolution and declare the Bible to be infallible. Can anyone say freedom of religion?

Over at In a Shoe there is a post about Vision Forum's new YouTube channels. I enjoyed this one about the "you can't legislate morality" theory.

OneMom has a good post about how conservatives are being thrown under the bus this presidential election.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Excessive Profits or Excessive Taxes?

The Religious Freedom Coalition can sometimes be out there, but I thought this paragraph from an e-mail they sent out brought up a good point.

At an event in Titusville, Florida this week Barack Obama said that Exxon made a profit of $1,500 a second. He then said that the "record profits" should be taxed for the purpose of putting a "$1,000 emergency energy rebate in the pockets of working families." Currently Exxon pays $4,000 a second in taxes or almost three times as much as its profit. Exxon's cost of doing business is $15,000 a second. Exxon employs hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Those "profits" that Obama wants to take for taxes are mostly paid out as dividends into IRA's and other retirement accounts that own the stock. We have to keep in mind that Senator Obama has never held a job in the private sector.

Body Parts

There seems to be a stir over this article in the New England Journal of Medicine about brain dead people not really being dead and the implications for organ donation. So here are my two cents:

In most states, you have to sign up to be an organ donor. I would say that it would be important to inform people that want to be organ donor about this. Then, if they are still for it, they should be aloud to sign up to donate their organs when they are brain dead or all the way dead. After all, giving your life for the sake of others is an honorable thing. Jesus did.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

You've Got to Be Kidding!

OneNewsNow has a story that relates to the story below. Here is the opening paragraph.

A group of evangelical and Catholic leaders claims pro-life voters should be willing to support presidential nominee Barack Obama because there's been a "positive shift" in language on the issue of abortion in the Democratic Party platform.

The article then goes on show that this "positive shift" is a crock of bull corn by quoting directly from the platform.

"...strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right."
"...strongly supports access to affordable family planning services and comprehensive age-appropriate sex education which empowers people to make informed choices and live healthy lives. We also recognize that such health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions."

So where do these "religious leaders" see the positive shift? From this part of the platform:

"...strongly supports a woman's decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre- and post-natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs."

To which I say, "Big freaking deal!" Pre- and post-natal health care equals big government program. Parenting skills endorsed by the Democrats are likely not to be biblically based. Income support equals another big government program and likely dependency for these women and their children. And by caring adoption programs I am sure that they mean adoption programs that include gay, transgender, shack-up, etc. couples.

Christians of America need to wise up and not blindly follow their leaders. These "leaders" make me sick and angry. ARRR!

The New Dem. Party

I thought I would pass this along from FRC.

For the first time in history, the Democratic planks will call for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Democrats put in writing their intent to defeat any effort to weaken Roe v. Wade. This is the face of the Left under Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) who is single-handedly recasting his party in the image of NARAL and the Human Rights Campaign. Although the last Democratic president, Bill Clinton, was the one who signed DOMA into law, Sen. Obama is adamant about repealing it, an act that would leave every state in America at risk of being forced to recognize homosexual marriage.

What has been the general belief of most Democrats they have put into writing. And, unlike the Republicans, they will likely follow through on their platform. God help us all!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

From an Experienced Homeschooler

I got this as part of an e-mail from an experienced homeschool mom.

The most important thing any homeschool parent can do is to learn to see true education and learning. Learning is not reading a chapter in a text book and then answering 10 questions. Learning is a spark, given by God to our children, that we provide kindling for so it can grow and flourish. True education is a child learning how to get information about what ever subject they are interested in or need to know. Education is a skill and state of mind that should be a life long experince, not 13 years, 8:30 - 3:30 PM.

I think she is right.

I also think that a Christian education goes beyond that. A Christian education is not just adding a few verses to a secular curriculum. It is an ability to seek the Lord and not be deceived by the world. It is the ability to read His Word and make sense of it. I am coming to believe that, if a Christian child grows into an adult cannot see how God has woven himself into all areas of life, the child is poorly educated.