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Day: June 10, 2009

The Twenty Most Anticipated Movies Of 2010

From COED Magazine.

From the A-Team (with Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis and Woody Harrelson, so probably not as horrible as it could have been), to Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, to Arrested Development, to Alice in Wonderland (directed by Tim Burton and starring, let me guess, Johnny Depp).

You might argue with order of the list, but there are certainly some interesting movies coming up.

Do Not Do Evil That Good May Come

That is a basic Christian principle. You must always do what is right. The end does not justify the means.

Doing wrong so good may come is pride. It is the belief that we know better than God. But we are not wiser than God.

Evil has a way of spreading, and sprouting up consequences that are not easy to foresee. 

I cannot help but be glad about the permanent closure of George Tiller’s monstrous death factory.

That is a positive outcome for hundreds of children who will now be born alive instead of being dragged halfway out of the womb and having their skulls crushed so they were dead before being fully delivered. Another four inches and the skull crushing would have been murder. I’m sure the babies understood that distinction perfectly.

Yet the killing of George Tiller was also murder. Murder is always wrong. There may be, and probably will be, consequences of that act we cannot yet see.

Gordon Ramsay Is Not A Nice Man

He said some nasty things about Tracy Grimshaw. Well, boo hoo.

He’s made a career out of saying nasty things about people.

People like Tracy Grimshaw have benefitted from the publicity this nastiness has generated, and no doubt found it amusing. As long as it was directed at someone else. Underpaid teenagers working in kitchens for example.

If you make a celebrity out of someone because he is a foul mouthed pig, why get all surprised when he acts like a foul mouthed pig?

At least Channel Nine is getting a bit of free publicity. Despite Grimshaw’s vow she will never talk to him again, I bet there will be a return interview . The possible ratings will make it irresistable to Nine’s management.

The Big Omission

I agree with David Goldman that the most significant omission from Obama’s Cairo speech was reference to the long-standing ties of the Jewish people to the land of Israel.

Israel was not founded because of European guilt over the Holocaust. It was wrong to suggest this – not only factually wrong, but morally wrong.

In 1922 the League of Nations gave the British Empire a mandate over the former Palestinian region of the Ottoman Empire, with the purpose of establishing a  Jewish homeland.

The present day Palestinian people have no such long standing connection to the land. They are not descendants of the Philistines after whom that region was named. They are Arabs. There has never been an independent state called Palestine.

Nonetheless, in the end, the largest area of that mandate went to form the Palestinian Arab kingdom of Jordan. What was left was partitioned again, until the Jewish homeland was whittled down to one sixth of one percent of the Middle East.

Long before Christianity and Islam appeared on the world stage, the covenant between the people of Israel and the Land of Israel was entrenched and unwavering. Every day we prayed in our ancient tongue for our return to Zion. Every day.

Fielding Asks For Evidence

Tempers erupt.

But why? Losing one’s temper is usually a sign of insecurity. If global warming alarmists are so certain the evidence supports them, why don’t they just provide it?

Instead insults are thrown at Fielding and anyone who, like him, questions the dogma of warmism. Such questioners are stupid, or out of date, or in the pay of oil companies. But again, why not just provide the evidence, if it is so clear?

It had jolly well better be clear, given the enormous cost.

The world runs on energy. Cheap goods, transport, medical care, virtually every aspect of daily life we now take for granted, depends on the energy presently produced by fossil fuels.

In the form of emissions trading schemes, legislation is being proposed which will cause massive unemployment, shut down major industries, and cause a depression and depth of suffering never seen since the beginning of the industrial age.

It is not only the right of legislators to ask for clear evidence of the reasons for which such legislation is being proposed, it is an absolute obligation.

Fortunately, more and more people are becoming that aware claims of a scientific consensus, and the ‘science’ on which that consensus is supposedly based, are both a crock of doo-doo.

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