Tuesday, June 26

Our Newest baby is Home

I know that Sweet Pea is a bit Country and Cliche....but she is...my little Sweet Pea. If it makes you feel any better, I also call her my little P-Dizzle....fo shizzle.

Thursday, June 14

Global Warming= Loss of Global Freedom?

I found this piece while looking through the Financial Times. This article is bar none the best I have read on the current global warming debate. It is not a scientific treatise, nor is it an emotional plea. It is instead an article written by Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, who has risen through the mud and the muck of world politics and has actually been able to call a spade a spade.

At first I was surprised to see an article like this coming from an Eastern European; but as I thought about it, I realised that this man is among the most qualified as he has seen freedom taken away from the masses based on the whims of a few. I am not a conspiracy theorist, nor will I ever be one, but I become disgruntled when the "enlightened" feel that it is their job to govern the rest of us. Mr. Klaus stated that "Instead of speaking about "“the environment”", let us be attentive to it in our personal behaviour." In this I most wholeheartedly agree. For if we are not disciplined with the liberties we have, there are those who always be ever anxious to take them away.

Saturday, June 9


Human Trafficing

The Pursuit of Happyness

Little Children

Watch these movies and consider (not all in one night--one in a week was fast enough for us) these pictures in light what Robert Capon says on the coinherence of God. He likes to open up the real world behind these film-worlds. Starting with the Athansian creed, we are to know that "the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God; and yet they are not three Gods but one God."

Capon expounds upon the mystery of coinherence: "this coinherence...rubs off on the world that the Trinity brings forth. When God creates man in his own image, for instance ('man,' just to remind you, is the 'adham, male and female), he makes us into beings totally in love with mutual indwelling, with walking into, with dancing into relationships at every turn of our lives. For one thing, he's made us positively wild about turning two people into 'one flesh' in marriage. For another, he's made us just as driven to implicate ourselves in friendships, families, towns, cities, and states. He's made a sociable world....The whole natural order--from the nearest grain of sand to the farthest star--is just as much an image of the mutual indwelling of the Persons of the Trinity" (Genesis, the Movie, 30).

I especially like how he puts into words the "positively wild" bit about marriage.

Mere snippets of news

The Greeks have invaded the "conservative party" in the form not of a Trojan horse, but of the Goddess of Democracy. To warn us of the past and present terrors of communism around the world, a Victims of Communism Memorial was made by sculptor T. Marsh, mimicing one already in San Francisco.

It's about time someone set up a memorial to remind us of the "more than 100 million people who died in a terrible ideology's revolutions, wars, and purges" (National Review, 'A Goddess for Victims,' 5.28.07). What I find remarkable in this monument is her name, which belies either the national identity that we consider ourselves an humanistic, urbane, sophisticated people who no longer believe in God or the other identity in being an evangelical, law-abiding, idol-hating people who think we can actually save the world from heretics.

So, now we host in D.C. the little sister of the Statue of Liberty: introducing the Goddess of Democracy, who represents "a universal symbol of freedom, representing in majestic form the rights and aspirations of all women and men" (ibid). It is not my intent to direct your attention to the impending doom of Rome-like characteristics of the USA, or to the fanatisicm of either liberal or conservative parties at the Capitol. Neither do I desire for you draw a sharp intake of breath over the possibility of publically sanctioned belief in gods and goddesses. The explaination for these events lies in the ancient poetry of the venerable Asaph--am I stretching the Psalm here?--that when Athena, goddess of justice and wisdom, is called into our midst, God takes "his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgement...:
"How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
"Give justice to the weak
and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted
and the destitute.
"Rescue the weak and needy;
deliver them from
the hand of the wicked" (82:1-4).