Archive for July 10, 2010

but he gets it:

A North Carolina pastor was relieved of his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state house of representatives after he closed a prayer by invoking the name of Jesus.

“I got fired,” said Ron Baity, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He had been invited to lead prayer for an entire week but his tenure was cut short when he refused to remove the name Jesus from his invocation.

At Memeorandum the blog prof gets it:

The name of Jesus is frightening to those living in the darkness. So much so that it is now banned…. in prayer!

The Pirate’s cove points out something that should go without saying:

Um, guys, prayers are supposed to be denominational and sectarian.

Or as the father of the bride would say: “How’s that praying to nothing working out?”

Moonbattery snarks:

He should have made it easy on himself by changing the reference to “the Savior Whose Enemies Prefer He Not Be Named.” Or if he wanted to get invited back by the bureaudemons, he could have substituted a certain bloodthirsty 6th century Arabian warlord for Jesus.

He’s probably right, but I’ll give the last word to Christ via Luke 9:26

Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

Lose a job, save your soul, I’d say that’s a good trade.

Night and Day: Amazon Review

Posted: July 10, 2010 by datechguy in amazon reviews, fun
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My review of the new movie Night and Day staring Tom Cruse and Cameron Diaz is available at here.

Cruse may be an idiot and Diaz has said some odd things but this movie works incredibly well. I highly recommend it as a makeup movie.

One of my random thoughts of a few days ago was this:

Is it just me or does the entire Arab world work like a giant Mafia family?

Well today at Pajamas media they discuss the costs of a nation appeasing this de-facto mafia family.

As a result, Brits look away while their Muslim communities are taken over by fascist zealots who enforce dress and behavior codes, who silence dissent, and who mobilize a resentful youth with violent hatreds. For these men, infidels are by definition guilty, deserving rape and lethal assault, as part of Allah’s justice. Douglas Murray’s study of twenty-seven Muslims, targeted by zealots, reveals the workings of a community hijacked by thugs.

The trials and tribulations of Afshan Azad, the Bengali Muslim-born actress in the Harry Potter films, beaten and threatened with death by her family, illustrate the depth of the community pressures. Her brothers’ failures to bring her to heel (or kill her) endanger their lives: “We are going to get trouble from the community now. It is bad news for our safety, her safety. My younger brother is going to get harassed at college. All our family is going to be harassed by the community because of this.” The tribal community rules, even in college.

So while a large and growing population falls under the grip of a Mafioso culture with an imperialist ideology of world conquest, the British look away. The “prestigious” London School of Economics disinvited Douglas Murray from speaking, lest his presence provoke violence.

Read the whole thing. The problem with concessions is this. When you make concessions for the sake of convenience you make opponent stronger and you divert your own strength against yourself. This emboldens them to seek further concessions. When they continue each concession makes them stronger and you weaker. Eventually it reaches the point where you aren’t making concessions for convenience but out of fear and then out of necessity and finally out of desperation.

It’s up to us, or in the case of England up to them.

Everyday we ignore radical Islam we move further down that path

My review of the Doctor Who Big Finish adventure #33 Neverland staring Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor, India Fisher as Charley Pollard and Lalla Ward as Romana is available at here.

This was the first of three Charley “Resolution” episodes (the second being The Girl who Never Was and the final Blue forgotten planet). There would be a 17 episode gap between this one and the next 8th Doctor adventure, the big 50th episode Zagreus featuring Doctors 5-8 and a cameo by the 3rd doctor from beyond the grave.

As always you can pick this up at Mike’s comics. You can also listen to a trailer the adventure here.