Thursday, November 30, 2006

Religion: Back to the roots

It would seem that ritualistic human behavior is older than previously thought. Archeologists have found evidence of python worship dating back 70,000 years making the discovery the world's oldest ritual. I always did have a soft spot in my heart for snakes.
".... mankind descended from the python and the ancient, arid streambeds around the hills are said to have been created by the python as it circled the hills in its ceaseless search for water."

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Fun: How do you say that?

This is a fun little quiz. It was spot on for me.

What is your American accent?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Politcs: Your Turn

Ok Democrats, you better not f*** it up.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Politics: VOTE TODAY

I did! Your Turn!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Religion: Still a Hypocrite

So, I haven't commented on the whole Ted Haggard thing until now. I'm not sure whether to pity or loathe the man. He has recently all but confessed to his "sins". But Ted still thinks that god can somehow heal him of his 'homodisease'.
"The fact is, I am guilty of sexual immorality, and I take responsibility for the entire problem."

"I am a deceiver and a liar. There is a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I've been warring against it all of my adult life."

"Our church's overseers have required me to submit to the oversight of Dr. James Dobson, Pastor Jack Hayford, and Pastor Tommy Barnett. Those men will perform a thorough analysis of my mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical life. They will guide me through a program with the goal of healing and restoration for my life, my marriage, and my family. "
You really should read his letter. I'm sure it was hard for him to write. But, I don't think he can redeem himself simply by asking for prayer and forgiveness.

What I wonder is if he really means the things he preaches. If he truly believes homosexuals are evil and all the bullshit that he says on the pulpit, then I feel very sorry for him. How tortured his life must be. On the other hand, perhaps he simply was corrupted by the power and the money of his position and he really doesn't believe the crap he spouts. In that case, he is a supreme hypocrite preying on his flock.

Either way it's clear. What Ted needs is not prayer and healing from above, he needs a good honest man to make him a man. Too bad he can't admit it.

Interesting that his wife is sticking by his side.
He should be honest with her.

Well, why not? Afterall, it's her fault!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Politics: Are you a Strawberry or a Blueberry?

So much is going on that I just can't bring myself to comment. We've got hypocrites on all sides going nuts -- John Kerry, Ted Haggard. Enough said. Politics and scandals go on. The elections are right around the corner. Ze Frank has put it all into perspective today.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Religion: Are you there God? It's me, America.

In a recent survey by Harris Poll 42% of US adults indicated that they are not "absolutely certain" there is a god. Interestingly, this number is up by 25% in just the last three years when only 34% were not certain about god. The full details of the survey have not appeared yet on the Harris web site, but you can get a synopsis of them here.

Here is a link to the 2003 Harris Survey.