Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Conservative Presbyterian

This cartoon was originally drawn in July ’09 in light of the news about the Episcopal Church which allowed the blessing of same sex unions. I have now updated the cartoon to reflect changes in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Sad to say, but it is still an applicable cartoon in 2012. By the way...the Church drawn in the cartoon is The John Calvin United Presbyterian Church of Kansas City, KS pastored by my dad from 1950 to 1960. The church building has since been razed and the congregation has been absorbed by other PCUSA fellowships.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Land of the Free.....bie

Yes...even "tooth level surveillance" will be available, perhaps mandated, under Obamacare.  See quote below from article linked.

"Before Obama’s Act of Supremacy did the English language ever have need for such a phrase? "Tooth-level surveillance": from the Declaration of Independence to dentured servitude in a mere quarter-millennium." See HERE.
The following quote has been attributed to about 4 to 6 different people from Alexis de Tocqueville to Ronald Reagan to Arnold Toynbee to Alexander Tytler. When “googled”...over a million hits come up. It’s probably been quoted more during the present government administration than ever before. You can add one more...for my blog.

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (benefits) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Greatest Intellectual Swindle

Darwin perpetrated the greatest intellectual swindle in the history of ideas. Nature has no power to choose. All natural selection does is narrow the variability of incidental change by weeding out the less fit. What’s more, it acts on the spur of the moment, based solely on what the environment at the present time deems fit and thus without any prevision of future possibilities. And yet this blind process, when coupled with another blind process, namely, incidental change, is supposed to produce designs that exceed the capacities of any designers in our experience. No wonder Daniel Dennett, in Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, credits Darwin with "the single best idea anyone ever had." Getting design without a designer is a good trick indeed. (Wm Dembski, The Design Revolution, pg 263)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kansas Court says “Not Yours”

According to the The Layman Online the Heartland Presbytery has spent $231,726 in legal fees since 2007 per Presbytery reports. Check it out..HERE.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Art of Building Life

...the art of shipbuilding is not in the wood that constitutes the ship. The art of composing sonnets is not in the letters of the alphabet. Likewise, the art of making statues is not in the stone out of which statues are made. Each of these cases requires a designer. So too, the theory of intelligent design contends that the art of building life is not in the physical stuff that constitutes life but requires a designer. (Wm Dembski, The Design Revolution, pg 133)