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Way to go, Joy! Co-Hillsdalian represents.
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God Movies Make Money

Petronia Wrote: Apr 25, 2014 4:58 AM
Please! Christians have to be a bit more discerning when it comes to entertainment--yes, Noah was obviously rubbish as a representative of the Biblical narrative, a wolf that didn't quite have its sheep-suit zipped up. But the History channel miniseries the Bible was a sneaky form of rubbish--in many places completely subverting the message, focus and point of the passages of scripture it treats. It's man-centred, world-changer purpose-drivenism that doesn't have its roots in the ground of the gospel (the miniseries' theological advisors are not heavy-hitters for the sound doctrine team). Sad to say it after all its apparent 'success.' We're better off with The Ten Commandments and Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth (among others!). At least the writers for those film treated the Bible with respect and took it on its own terms. For one example, just compare the scene in the series wherein Peter teams up with Jesus, and the 'source' passage in Luke 5. Hrm.
You guys are right; I think Bundy was trying to make a point, and probably a good one, but what he said was off-base, or at least, ill-advised given the widespread inability of folks to think critically. Perhaps the better way to say it would have been, "Much of the black population has traded one from of slavery for another". Or something.
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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