I don’t know, but it seems a little absurd to criticize Homeland Security for not doing something about the hurricane. What are they supposed to do, arrest the hurricane before it hits American shores? It’s all so much Monday-morning quarterbacking. (By the way, what were the Seahawks doing?) Problems are apparent: people died, levees broke, evacuations did not happen. But it is not good enough to point fingers and appoint another worthless commission to “investigate”. I think the 9/11 Commission has an over-inflated sense of its own worth.
Help people now. Learn from mistakes later. Don’t trust politicians to do everything for you, ever.
Go and learn what this means, and you will know what it’s like having five classes at the seminary: lucubration.
Question: First, read Matthew 28:16-20 carefully, in the Greek, if you can. Second, to whom is the “Great Commission” directed? If you read this, please post your opinion (based on sound exegesis, of course). Just taking a little survey; although the results may be skewed a bit based on the relatively small number of people who will read this.
Lest they not be allowed to put their names on a “marriage” certificate together, Thomas Lang and Alexander Westerhoff are putting on the internet the names of every person who signs the petition to to ban homosexual “marriages” and “civil” “unions” in Massachusetts. No doubt they were completely in favor of the website indicating which abortion doctors had been killed or maimed.
Not only do they post their names, but also their addresses! I am also sure they’re in favor of posting pedophiles’ addresses on the internet. I wish I lived in Massachusetts, so I could get my name on the list. I think they are right about one thing: if people support something, they should be willing to put their names out in the public eye. However, I’m not sure I’d want my address listed. Can you own guns in Massachusetts for reasons of personal defense?
The talking points are good. #1: “We hurt our economy by putting up barriers to strong families in MA. Marriage strengthens families. And when families are strong, communities are too. Both are fundamental to economic prosperity.”
Does marriage strengthen families? Of course. If families are strong, are communities strong? Of course. But you’ve got to have a marriage and a family for that to be true. Homosexual unions provide neither. By definition–let’s be clear–by definition, it cannot be called marriage. Whatever else homosexuals might call themselves when they live in the same house and engage in sex-like acts, it is not marriage. Further, whoever might live in the house, it cannot be called a family. Having children living in the house is irrelevant. Families consist of one mother, one father, and however many children. Whether a married man and woman can have children biologically is also irrelevant. They can still truly engage in actions by which children would otherwise result. Homosexual couples–again, by definition–cannot engage in those marital actions.
But all you need is love, right?
By the way, if anyone who reads this blog lives in Massachusetts and signs the petition, let influential bloggers (unlike BsA!) know, and soon you’ll have Rush and Hannity all over it. That should start a firestorm of signing this petition. Can you say ‘backfire’?