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I'd just settle for a cleaning up of that sentence. I know Townhall's writers are clever people, but honestly, over the past several months, QC in writing has gone out the window. "... to compare human victims of horrific murders to pigs..." would have sufficed.
Can we also address the use of the phrase 'anti-gay'? Isn't that a bit too simplistic, or worse, misleading? I doubt he would have advocated rounding up homosexuals and sending them to a gulag. As far as I know, the only 'anti' involved was 'anti-redefinition of marriage'.
The worst part about all of this is, that $1,000 is nothing compared to what other companies (and CEOs) donate to the gay rights groups. The 'gifts' of outfits like Amazon, Apple, and Starbucks run into the millions, yet most who object to gay marriage would never dream of demanding a resignation from these people.
"were left unfilled and empty"... the opposite of "were left full and unempty". At any rate, we know what the media really care about--pushing the no-progress non-story of the Malaysian airliner and the FLOTUS' trip to Beijing.
What is the point of these polls? Are we supposed to look at the numbers of folk who think it can't or won't be repealed, and make a decision to act based on how many people think it is productive, or being realistic?
Can't imagine the non-career politicians at the founding lacking so much self-control. Or was he trying to cover for the fact that he wasn't able to think of a relevant, intelligent and appropriate response on the fly?
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Unsettling “Settled Science”

Petronia Wrote: Mar 23, 2014 6:25 AM
Heh heh, you mean their cash not-cow! Would it be a cash carrot, perhaps?
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Unsettling “Settled Science”

Petronia Wrote: Mar 23, 2014 6:08 AM
No, please, Master Hunter, don't propound the lie! Most highly educated people after the Hellenistic period knew the earth was round (I believe Aristotle was one of the ones who demonstrated it was the case). It's just that, as you said, they believed in a geocentric system rather than a heliocentric one. I do wish we would all give the premoderns a little more credit! After all, they didn't believe in global warming...
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Biblical Bad-Asses: Elijah

Petronia Wrote: Mar 23, 2014 6:01 AM
Um, Elijah had a unique call. Just wondering whether this is supposed to be advice to all Christians, or some who have such a calling? Because some aspects of Elijah's life are Christian universals (standing up for the truth, being obedient in times of adversity), but let's be honest, very few of us are going to be called to go beyond the New Testament command of living quiet godly lives. Not every righteous person in Israel was a firebrand prophet. Is Elijah's life offered to us as an exemplum? Yes. Are we all supposed to be 'badasses'? Uh. How can I be a badass Christian if it hasn't even been explained to me what that means, or what it even meant for Elijah? If it's simply courage to obey, then yes, we should all be so committed, God help us. But if it's supposed to include facing off with our contemporary equivalents of Ahab and the prophets of Baal, that ignores the unique position of the OT prophet. We might all be better off encouraged to be discerning within the church, encouraging godly leaders who walk in the way of Elijah (& Christ!) and calling out leaders who don't. While the call of someone like Elijah is for the few, discernment and accountability in the church is for all, and that takes courage too.
I think I've heard the narrator of much of this segment on the radio before, being used to read weather forecasts--sounds like a natural voice that's been recorded and then run through a computer-read programme. So weird! Why can't they just get newscasters to read the stories live?
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