Roundup

The Self-Evident Nature of Objective Moral Truths — When people try to deny the obvious truth that there are objective moral truths, you can make simple examples and add “for the fun of it” to make your point.  People may rationalize all sorts of things — rape, murder, etc. — but when you add “for the fun of it” it makes it harder for them.

It’s never OK to steal “for the fun of it” It’s never OK to lie “for the fun of it” It’s never OK to kill “for the fun of it”

“If your persecution were to cease, it might be the worst thing that could happen to you.” 

To be truly saved, to be a Christian, to be on Christ’s side, to know that you have an everlasting Saviour, is worth a great many fools’ laughs, is it not? You can bear to let all the asses bray at once, and yet not be troubled if you know that you have Christ, and eternal life in Him. My dear friends, I do pray that you may be led to weigh and estimate these things, and that you may be drawn by the Divine Spirit to say, “Jesus shall be mine, I will trust myself to Him whatever the consequences may be.”

Stolen Obligations: Why do atheists care about truth, reason or morality?

Truth, rationality, and morality under naturalism, are irrelevant commodities, in and of themselves. The naturalist’s (atheistic materialist’s) concern with truth, reason and morality are stolen obligations – obligations that are not derivable from naturalism. If minds are the computed product of physics, they output whatever they output.  There is no ideal form, perfection, or “truth” outside of what physics produces in any particular instance to compare what physics produces against.  Whatever any individual computation of physics outputs with the label “rational” attached is the natural limit of what can be termed “rational”.  There’s nothing the individual can compare it against; they are stuck with their own ruler and no means by which to check its length.  What is considered “true” can be both X and not-X.

Archaeology supports the Bible.  Again.

Israeli archaeologists recently discovered a coin dating from the 11th century before Christ. It depicted “a man with long hair fighting a large animal with a feline tail.” Ring any Old Testament bells? The coin was found near the Sorek River, which was the border between the ancient Israelite and Philistine territories 3,100 years ago. Sound vaguely familiar? The archaeologists thought so, too. While Shlomo Bunimovitz and Zvi Lederman of Tel Aviv University don’t claim that the figure depicted on the coin is proof that Samson actually existed, they do see the coin as proof that stories about a Samson-like man existed independently of the Bible. Stated differently, the story of Samson was not the literary invention of a sixth-century B.C. scribe living in Babylon, as has commonly been assumed by mainstream biblical scholarship.

Nidal Hasan Climbs Atop Soapbox to Denounce America, Praise Jihad — It is sickening how the Feds have handled this.

Four years ago, self-described “soldier of Allah” Nidal Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar” and proceeded to kill 14 and wound 32 others at the Fort Hood Army base. Not only is he still alive, he has been provided with a platform from which to propagandize against America and in favor of Islamic jihad. . .

Remind people of Obamaville, aka Detroit, as often as you can.

Detroit has been run exclusively by Democrats since 1962, it is the most liberal city in America, and its politically degenerate population voted 98% for Obama in the last election.

How Sport Drinks Companies Trick Us (Plus 4 DIY Recipes) — This story is important by itself, but also a great reminder that when money is on the line — say, with Darwinian evolution or “global warming climate change” — lots of scientists will lie.  Lots.

Let’s face it – Sports drinks like Gatorade and PowerAde are some of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. They are made up of mostly chemically treated & refined sugar (as much as a typical soda), artificial colors, artificial sugars and other ingredients that are dreadful for your body. They usually contain natural flavor to cover up the fact there is absolutely no fruit juice in the drinks to make their fruity flavors. To think athletes and exercise enthusiasts drink this to refuel is crazy! Even more upsetting, many doctors – not knowing any better – recommend these sports drinks to parents with sick children. I remember it was always the remedy of choice for hydration in my household growing up. So how did we get so duped? The Atlantic reported that scientists 40 years ago were paid by sport drink companies to tell us we would not be able to sufficiently hydrate ourselves with just water, that our children didn’t drink enough at meals, and that we would lose performance during sporting events if we didn’t drink this artificially flavored and colored salt water. These companies developed school outreach programs to get even more children to buy into the thought of drinking sports drinks at an early age.

Not a surprise: Media selectively edits interview with Zimmerman juror to make it look like she thought he got away with murder. — A pro-“same-sex marriage” ad says, “Congratulations, you’re having a lesbian!”  They forgot a few things.  First, there is no evidence that people are “born that way” (other than that we are all born sinners).  And even if they were born that way it would not make the behavior moral.  Finally, since 90% of parents abort Down Syndrome children it is likely that the vast majority would abort any LGBTQ children.  Ironically enough, I think that would be horrific.  But all the pro-abortion / pro-LGBTQ people I’ve ever posed that hypothetical question to like abortion more than gays. Why don’t feminists stand up for women raped by “Middle Eastern Men” in the UK?  The government fears Islam and is doing nothing about this.  Shockingly, a vast majority of the people in these rape gangs were named Mohammad. — “My Body, My Choice” for Abortion, But Not for Those Who Want a Large Family — Just another reason that “pro-choice” is really pro-abortion.  It is amazing how much hate is poured out on the self-reliant Duggar family, who appear to have raised a great group of kids. — New study: marijuana use by teens is linked to permanent brain abnormalities — Joints were called Stupid Sticks for a reason. — — The IRS scandal, day 78. Image

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4 thoughts on “Roundup”

  1. You must remember this about Hasan: It was just “workplace violence.” Keep telling yourself that, because that is all the Obama Administration thinks about it, so it must be true.

    About the bottled drinks – my wife and I were just discussing how even the bottled water didn’t exist when we were married, and that the media and the producers have brainwashed the entire society into thinking they are getting something special. And the “greens” even go along with it!

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  2. It’s true that people often can’t maintain the proper water balance by drinking water alone. When you sweat or urinate, you lose salts as well as water. Those salts need to be replaced or the body will be out of balance. People who are sweating a lot and only drink water can cause a couple of problems. In the short term, too much water and not enough salt can cause your cells to swell and burst as they absorb too much water. This can lead to what is known as water intoxication, which has similar symptoms to alcohol intoxication (staggering, disorientation, headache, etc). It can even be fatal in rare cases. In the long term, too much water and not enough salt can lead, paradoxically, to dehydration. The body cannot retain water without salt. Thus, no matter how much water you drink, if you don’t replace lost salts, the water will simply pass on through and you will still be dehydrated. And drinking only water will actually flush more salts out of the body (in urine), making the imbalance even worse. Thus, athletes and others who have lost water and salts to sweat must replace both. This is the rationale behind sports drinks. Drinking plain salt water isn’t exactly pleasant, and thus you have the sugars and flavors added to make it more palatable. The sugars also give quick energy. Of course, it would be better if they used natural sugars and flavors from fruits and left out the artifical coloring, but sports drinks aren’t all bad. They shouldn’t be used all the time though – only when water and salt loss from exercise or heat warrant their use.

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    1. Back in my Army days as a combat engineer in the early 1970s, I was stationed in NC. During the very hot and humid summers we’d be sweating up a storm during construction projects. They’d always make us take salt pills to replace the salt.

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