August 2007

Computer Problems

by Jimmy Akin

in Internet

Tonight, and increasingly in recent days, I’ve had trouble or found it impossible to blog due to computer problems. At present it appears that my hard drive may be dying, and this has been interfering with my ability to blog without untimely freezes and crashes. Tonight I’m initiating a full-HD backup, and I anticipate that […]

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Shiny!

by Jimmy Akin

in Science Fiction

CHT Glen Reynolds for the following link to an Amazon.Com interview with Joss Whedon about Firefly. The interview is occasioned by the release of the collector’s edition of Serenity on DVD. In it, in addition to discussing the new collector’s edition, Whedon reveals that he’s got another canonical Firefly comic book series coming out later […]

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Recently I posted about Mother Theresa’s long dark night of the soul, in which she wrestled with spiritual dryness and doubt. But the same thing happens at the other side of the faith spectrum, too. HERE’S A STORY ABOUT ITALIAN ATHEIST AND INTELLECTUAL ORIANA FALLACI (WHO MET WITH POPE BENEDICT SHORTLY BEFORE HER DEATH) AND […]

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From a recently-ended eBay auction (CHT to the reader who e-mailed!): LOT OF POKEMON CARDS THAT MY KIDS TRIED TO SNEAK BY ME Description: I’m selling a bunch of Pokemon cards.  Why?  Because my kids sneaked them into my shopping cart while at the grocery store and I ended up buying them because I didn’t […]

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Two New Rules

by Jimmy Akin

in Internet

In his appeal, Christ’s attorney argued that Phillips had changed his name to Jesus Christ 15 years earlier, and “has been using the name since then without incident.”
LINK:
Jesus Christ in legal battle for driver’s license
I’m changing my LEGAL NAME to “Santa Claus”.
Makes for a great tax break — especially with all the FREE GIFTS I give out during Christmas!

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Spiritual writers often refer to "the dark night of the soul"–the experience of great souls of seemingly being abandoned by God, as (perhaps) when Solomon wrote the book of Ecclesiastes ("Vanity, vanity; all is vanity!"), or (even more perhaps) when Jesus cried, "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Mother Theresa, it was […]

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Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has once again given pro-lifers reasons to doubt his commitment to his (relatively) recently-adopted pro-life stance. In an interview Tuesday he stated that, although he is personally pro-life, he favors letting the states have the right to decide whether to allow abortion, rather than having protection for the unborn established at […]

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Yesterday I linked a post from Anne Rice arguing that the Democratic Party best represents gospel values regarding feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, etc. By coincidence, Thomas Sowell just put up a column arguing that, in fact, politicians on the left (not quite the same thing as members of […]

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I’ve been writing a (much) longer post dealing with the story I’m about to link, but I realized that I’m just not going to get it finished tonight and–after a few days of being unable to blog–I didn’t want to go with nothing again today. So let the discussion begin. Keep it polite. GET THE […]

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PISCO, Peru (CNN) — Five elderly nuns huddled early Friday outside the ruins of a church that had stood for centuries, their dark shawls tightly wrapped around their shoulders.
The nuns were standing at the edge of the ruins of the San Clemente church in downtown Pisco, waiting for word on two of their sisters who were buried in the rubble.
The parish priest, a robust Spaniard in his 60s, accompanied the nuns. The group quietly observed rescue workers dig through mounds of stones and upturned tiles.
The priest said the church was more than 300 years old. He still couldn’t understand how the entire roof collapsed on hundreds of worshippers who were attending a funeral Mass when Wednesday’s 8.0-magnitude quake struck.
I couldn’t understand how this man and these women of the cloth could remain so calm, their faith so apparently unshaken while they contemplated the ruins of the church and the loss of people so dear to them.
Link:
Faith unshaken after mourners killed in Peru church collapse

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