Thursday, May 04, 2006

Wholesome Hollywood Terrorism

from (
"Three middle school children band together, sabotage a construction site, gag a land developer and take him hostage. But their criminal conduct, aimed at saving the habitat of burrowing owls from "greedy land developers," isn't reality-based.

It's the subject of a new movie that one entertainment reviewer labels "soft core eco-terrorism" for kids.

The movie, "Hoot," opens Friday, May 5. It features environmentally conscious teenage characters vandalizing heavy machines by stealing parts off of them and flattening tires in order to hinder a development project.

The teens, who ultimately succeed in halting the project, spray paint a police car that is providing security, trespass, rip up surveyors' stakes, place alligators in portable toilets, release poisonous Cottonmouth snakes at the construction site and evade the police. The teenagers also debate stealing the construction trailer and sinking it into a nearby canal to further delay the project."

from for·mi·da·Bill:
I suppose from Hollywood's point of view, it's okay to violate other's rights, destroy property, kidnap, put other's lives in danger, etc. because of a false sense of moral superiority. No doubt these kids have an exceedingly "healthy" sense of self-esteem which gave them this imagined sense to begin with. Environmentalists, liberals, fascists, Marxists - they're all the same; they feel that their notion of moral superiority gives them the right to restrict or eradicate our rights - including our right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, free speech, free thought; you name it - If they don't like it, you can't do it. At least, that would be the case if they had it their way and believe me, they're working on it - can you say "hate-crime?"

But they’re the tolerant ones! I think I might throw up on some owls!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Mor publik skule suksessis

Geographically Challenged
A new poll conducted for
National Geographic shows that despite extensive news coverage of Hurricane Katrina nearly one-third of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 can't find Louisiana on a map, and nearly one half can't find Mississippi.

What's more, sixty percent of those polled couldn't locate Iraq, and seventy five percent couldn't locate Israel. In fact, fewer than 30 percent said it is important to know the locations of countries in the news."

from for·mi·da·Bill:
The answer to the problem of our poorly educated youth is clear: MORE MONEY! Yes, let's throw even more money at the problem! Thank you NEA! You're doing a bang-up job!

Now you see why they oppose vouchers - because they'd be out of business! NO ONE in their right mind would send their kids to these cesspools of socialist propaganda if they weren't forced to! Our kids can’t add; can’t read; can’t write; and don't care. No problem, they feel good about themselves! AND, let’s not forget the all important skill of putting condoms on bananas and that it’s OK for Heather to have two mommies! Yes, let’s focus on the truly important things in life – things that will foster prosperity for themselves and the country – (so they can pay more and more taxes to support this garbage!)

Pretty tough to do if all you know are lies.

Bad Christians

Here's an excerpt from a recent email conversation:

"And if I go to hell because I refuse to "spread the word," then put me on the first bus and give me lots of suntan lotion, and maybe pray for me (if you think it'll help)."

My response:
Who said that was the way to heaven? Not God. One is saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins and was raised from the dead on the third day - that we are incapable of saving ourselves and that without the saving blood of Jesus Christ, we are destined to spend eternity separated from Him... it is NOT based on works of any kind - including spreading the word - we are NOT save by works, we are saved by faith and faith alone. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me." If you think that there is a spiritual scale that when you die you put your good works on one side and bad on the other, then you're kidding yourself. If you sin once, you're a sinner and God cannot have sin in His presence; to be wiped clean, you need the only perfect sacrifice that ever was: His Son.

It's true that most "Christians" give Christianity a bad name. More often than not, they (we) deny God's commandments: to love our neighbor as ourselves, to do unto others as we would like done to us, to love God with all our heart, to obey the 10 commandments, to ask forgiveness for our sins - basically like you said, doing the right thing. Many do - myself included - judge others and point fingers when Jesus himself said judge not or you will be judged; he who is without sin cast the first stone; before you look to remove the speck from someone else's eye, remove the plank from your own eye first... etc. It's unfortunate that you and others like you get your impression of Christianity from Christians (or those who call themselves such) rather than from the source - the Bible. If you really want know what Christianity is about, the read the Gospel of John (to start) and follow His example and DON'T follow our example because we’re imperfect humans and will lead you astray despite our best intentions. It's sad that most people who profess to know God, have no idea who He really is, but they go around acting as you describe - go to Church every Sunday, but have no compassion for anyone and forget what they're taught as soon as they leave the service. (Read James - he describes this condition perfectly).

But you're confusing "religion" for belief and faith in God - specifically Jesus as our savior – and his teachings. Personally I think religion is a waste of time because it's usually more about ritual than practice. Read Galatians 5:22, the fruit of the Spirit is faith, joy, love, kindness, gentleness, compassion, patience, self control - that's what Christians are to strive for - with the Holy Spirit's help - NOT going to Church on Sunday and giving up pizza for Lent.

Just remember though as you're condemning us for spreading God's word - that was His command to us: to spread the good news (Gospel) to all the people of the world. To do less would be to disobey God; isn’t that what you’re saying we shouldn’t do?