Saturday, April 25, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
To the Israelites, the Romans were evil and ungodly. They had no place ruling over God’s chosen people in God’s chosen nation. That land had been promised to Moses and his descendants when God brought them out of Egypt. Their very presence in the land was blasphemous.
One of the Roman laws stated that any man could be required to drop what he was doing and carry a Roman soldier’s equipment for him for up to a mile. In the Sermon on the Mount, with his followers gathered around him, Jesus referenced that law and told his followers what they should do in that case:
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.” ~Matthew 5:41Do *twice* what the law requires.
If someone forces you to bake a cake for a gay wedding, bake for them two.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Blue Bell Creameries, which distributes frozen desserts to about half of the United States, said that it was voluntarily recalling all of its products after the bacteria listeria was found in two cartons of ice cream last month.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that tests indicated Blue Bell products from plants in Texas and Oklahoma were the source of a listeria outbreak that has infected five adults in Kansas, three of whom died. Three adults in Texas were also sickened in the last four years.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
And Adam said, "But LORD, how can I do that? What kind of animal would you like for that job?"
And GOD said, "OH, ANY COCKY DUDE'LL DO!!"
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
People in the U.S. and the U.K. fear the end of days will come on the heels of a nuclear war. Brits feared this more — perhaps because their nation has already lived through some pretty horrific bombings. Both nations also fear climate change, though interestingly people in the U.S. fear it more. This seems to fly in the face of the stereotype that U.S. people are the least concerned about climate change in the world.
But here's where the big difference was: 16% of U.S. citizens polled feared that the world would end due to the Christian Judgement Day. Only 3% of U.K. people believed this.
Also, the more conservative you are in the U.K., the more likely you are to believe the world will end in your lifetime. The ultra-right wing U.K. Independence Party, or UKIP, has attracted a lot of doomsday types. According to the survey, "31% of UKIP voters think there will be an apocalyptic disaster in their lifetime compared to 21% of Conservatives."