Monday, 31 October 2011

Va-va-voom optimism

Danica Mae Camacho, the Philippine's symbolic 7 billionth baby is coddled by her mother Camille during a welcoming ceremony in Manila. The Philippines welcomed the world's symbolic seven billionth baby October 31 with a celebratory cheer at a packed government-run maternal hospital. Weighing 2.5 kilos, Danica May was delivered just shortly before midnight on October 30
Danica Mae Camacho, symbolic 7th billion baby is cuddled by her mother

Welcome Danica Mae...  According to the UN your arrival in the world, marks the point when our population reaches the 7 billion mark! For every Christian, this has surely got to be a hurrah moment - such a phenomenal increase wonderfully shows that God's plan to fully populate the world is slowly(!) being accomplished. Now before you smirk at my turbo-charged, full-injection, va va voom optimism, consider how the current head of the UN's Population Fund responded when harangued as to why the UN wasn't that concerned with the prodigious population increase given the limited space/resources that increased numbers will bring. Dr Osotimehin's response:
If the 7 billion people in our world stood for a group photograph, we would only fill the size of Los Angeles.
Did you get that?

If every living soul were to assemble in one place then we would comfortably fit into one State in the US. It's actually more shocking than that. If all world's people gathered together we'd fit into one city in one state - admittedly the second largest city in the US but one city nonetheless!

So what's all the fuss about the world not being enough? What's all the panic that there are insufficient resources to sustain us? It seems to me that we've got plenty of land/resources to go round (and some) and that the MSM's hype about over-population is a lie, a damn lie and nothing but a lie. Personally, I think I'll stick with promoting the biblical vision of encouraging the earth to be filled knowledge of the Lord as the waters covers the seas or as Shakespeare so eloquently put it "The world must be peopled".

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Twain insults the Trinity

Once, when describing a certain grumpy old geezer, Mark Twain wrote:
He was a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.
What an insult of the Godhead?

Friday, 28 October 2011

Less is more

It takes more time and more care to say more while saying less. Have you ever been in a conversation with some one who is just a never-ending Gatling gun of words? This person will wear you out. They have so much to say that, ironically, in the end you can’t remember any words except, “How might I escape?”
Via: The Rabbit Room

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Avoid learning the hard way

Old men and women have once been young. Young Men and women have never been old. Stop and ask an older person about their life―where they’ve been―you’ll be surprised. Your assumptions about them are probably wrong. There’s a wisdom that only comes from living long enough; some of it―much of it―comes from learning things the hard way. You can avoid some of these hard lessons if you will learn to learn vicariously. The Ancient of Days has something to teach us all.
Via: The Ancient of Days 

Friday, 21 October 2011


Two items on Gadaffi's death. First one serious, the second humorous (though I don't endorse everything it says)

First the serious: over at Cranmer's blog, there is a sober warning to all Muslims that unless the repent, they like Gaddafi will one day discover that
Allah isn't quite what he believed him to be, and that divine justice is inescapable...    There will be no lakes of wine; no endless stream of virgins; no pat on the back from the prophet; no utterance from Allah of ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (in Arabic, of course). No, the wages of sin is death. And because Gaddafi has committed one or two sins of some considerable magnitude, was quite unrepentant, and did not accept Christ as his Lord and Saviour, His Grace suspects that things might be a little warm for Muammar today. His lake of wine will be a lake of fire: his tongue will burn and his thirst will never be quenched. The only virgins he’ll meet will be the worm variety, for the pit of Hell is a place of decomposition and destruction; of weeping and gnashing of teeth. Muammar Gaddafi has gone to the place prepared for the devil and his angels, where the beast and the false prophet will be, to be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Unless ye repent, be afraid, be very afraid.

And now the humorous...     Below, is a clip of a show that was shown on US TV back in 1987 which rather strikingly predicted Gaddafi's death almost precisely. They're out by a couple of months but still, somewhat spooky that they got the right year and even imply that he dies in battle. Enjoy but be warned - lots of false theology about...

Friday, 7 October 2011

Even Napoleon acknowledged Christ

Jesus Christ's influence is incalculable and it is always enjoyable discovering how far and wide his winsomeness extends. Today I came across a great comment from one of the principal cohorts of the enlightenment endarkenment:
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and myself have founded great empires, but on what did those creations rest? Upon force. But Jesus founded his on love. Jesus Christ by some mysterious influence draws the heart of men towards him [with the effect] that thousands at a word would rush through fire and flood for him not counting their lives dear to themselves... I know men, and Jesus Christ was more than a man.
So it's not just from the lips of babes and sucklings that He ordains praise, but also from the mouths of bandits and posers - doesn't our God have a great sense of humour?

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Praise Tyndale not the King James

While many have been celebrating the 400th year of the publication of King James Bible, there has been very little, trumpeting the remarkable talent of the linguist whose work provided the bedrock for the AV's beautiful language. Over at The King's English, Glen Scrivener remedies that, by highlighting just how foundational Tyndale's work was in bringing about the KJB's inspiring text. Here is a taster: 

This year I have marvelled at the beauty of so many ‘King James phrases’.  Yet on closer examination the great majority turn out to be Tyndale phrases.  Only around 20 of the 365 phrases I have been considering this year are original to the King James Bible.  And Tyndale has provided the bulk of the rest.
Computer analysis has revealed that more than three quarters of the King James Version can be traced directly to Tyndale (83% of the NT and 76% of the OT).  Many times we can wish he was followed even more closely.  Consider Tyndale’s matchless translation of Genesis 3:4.  The serpent tempts Eve saying, “Tush, ye shall not die”!

Read the rest here