Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This is fairly sad, and what makes it sadder is that it's a common occurrence apparently. Knock-down-drag-out brawl in Jerusalem seems to be the last place that something should happened. Course Jerusalem has been fought over for centuries.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I have been posting a number of off topic posts in sanctus dialogus, so I have decided to create another blog, nerDad. That blog will focus more on my everyday observations as a father and a nerd. I want this blog to focus on its own topics, theology and the church, without distraction. I don't think there should be a separation of secular and non-secular life, but I wouldn't want a preacher to get up on the pulpit to weigh the pro's and con's of Windows Vista for instance.
at 10:44 PM
Sunday, August 17, 2008
While I think religion and politics should have restricted interaction, you would have problems like voting on canons and other such nonsense. I do however think that religion should be a moral compass in voting, lawmaking, and other political/government activities. I find the idea of separation of church and state amusing. That is not written into the Constitution or amended. Many of our founding fathers were Episcopalian. George Washington, our first president, was an deacon at his church. Our laws and government draws a great deal from the church and biblical laws. However, I digress. I saw this interview on a blog and was stunned. Watch it for yourself before you read on.
What does pay grade have anything to do with it? Obviously, he means someone higher up should decide that. What is that supposed to mean? He's running for the presidency a.k.a. "the leader of the free world." Who could he possibly be referring to? The Pope? God? Obviously from his voting history, he is not pro-life, so it couldn't be those two. It's poorly played dodge.
at 10:34 PM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Normally, I think courts getting involved in family matters are wrong. In the case of abuse and divorce, I think it is appropriate even if I don't always approve of divorce. A first glance, I would still think that a court getting involved in a child's naming is a gross over step in their powers, but when I saw the names parents were trying to give their children, I changed my mind. I think you will agree with me. In 60's and 70's, there were some very interesting names, and it's probably not a hard leap in logic to think that they were drug inspired. Take River Phoenix for instance. I wonder if he was picked on in school. Maybe I am just used to those kind of names now by exposure and the fact that they have always been there. However these new names I have been reading about are quite shocking. I feel sincerely sorry for these children. How can you name your child "4Real", "Sex Fruit", "Number 16 Bus Shelter", or "Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii"?
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This makes me feel even more affirmed in naming my son George. Is this phenomenon limited to New Zealand?
at 10:36 AM
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Apparently, my blog has a high reading level. My wife pointed this out to me. She was not too happy with that, because she had received a Junior High Level. I tried to explain that a lower level can be better. You can reach a broader audience, and it's easier to read. Though I think the that irritates her the most about it that I ask her to look over my entries. I miss mistakes often. It's probably due to my dyslexia.
Check this place out if you want. I am not sure how its algorithm works. It might consider sentence and paragraph length. It also might consider things like word choices. If you use lots of longer, less-used words. I am curious how this works. Just don't follow my wife's example and be disappointed if it does not rate how you would like it.
at 11:01 PM