Last night, I announced that I’m leaving Facebook in two weeks (the only reason for the delay is to give everyone a chance to get my contact information). I know there are a lot of people who are going to ask, “Why? How can a web developer like yourself not use Facebook?” This post will attempt to answer that question. Read the rest of this post »
Would you believe I have my love of Zelda and the Olympics – that I didn’t even watch or pay attention to – to thank for finding to awesome independent musicians? Because it’s true. Read the rest of this post »
Anyway, the reason I’m linking this particular article is because I want to point something out about this judgemental dipstick, Steven Crowder.
This is what I want to point out: He’s a judgemental dipstick. He even admits that he’s judging people. That is not something so-called “Christians” should be doing, Steve. If you look at Jesus’ example – did you notice how he only ever called the Pharisees out on their sin; the ones who were “in the church” – and at 1 Corinthians 5:12-13, we are not supposed to judge those outside the church. In other words, you are only supposed to judge those inside the church – like, say, Steven Crowder for being a judgemental disptick (seriously, dude, how the heck does judging people showing them love? It just makes you look stupid and arrogant).
The other thing that you’ve forgotten, Steven, and it’s something most Christians forget, is that God does not force anyone to follow what’s in the Bible.
Let me type that again so you can (hopefully) let it sink in: God does not force anyone to follow what’s in the Bible.
He does not force any person on this earth to do anything they do not want to do. You want to wait to have sex until marriage? Great! They want to have a one night stand? He says in the Bible that he doesn’t want that, but he doesn’t stop them. Those two men want to proclaim they love each other and get married? I do not see the hand of God holding a sign saying “Thou Shalt Not Get Gay Married!”
That’s because God gave us free will. We can do anything we want. ANYTHING. God gave us that power. He also said there would be consequences to our decisions, but he won’t stop us from doing whatever we want to do. He gave us laws and commandments and principles to follow and live by, but it’s our decision, our choice, whether we want to live by them or not.
After all, how could God claim that He loves us if He has to force us to love Him? How would anything we did be of any value if we didn’t choose to do it?
So God does not force us to follow Him or his word.
And if the God of the universe – the only being with the real power to actually force you to do something you don’t want to do – won’t force you to follow Him, who am I to try to force you to follow His word?
Who are you, Steven Crowder, to force the rest of the world to live by God’s standards, when God himself doesn’t force them to?
So some marketing GENIUS came up with the idea for the denizens of the internet to come up with their next ad campaign. This gallery of hilarious ads is the result.
Check it quick or they may pull it down.
EDIT: Not a real site, but funny nonetheless.
Molly Ivins says (with alterations by SoC)…
I am not anti-gun. I’m pro-knifesword. Consider the merits of the knifesword. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knivesswords for guns would promote physical fitness. We’d turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knivesswords don’t ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knivesswords.
The first movie that we’ve been able to see in theaters in a very long time was We Bought A Zoo. I think it was a decent choice.
We saw this, partially, for Caleb’s benefit. He loves animals and we thought that might help keep him focused on that instead of up running around. This is also the first movie we’ve seen in theaters since Caleb’s diagnosis in December 2010, so it was a bit of a test to see how he would handle it. He did pretty well and he seemed to really enjoy the movie.
Mine and Ashley’s main complaint was the amount of swearing. It’s a PG movie and it was a lot heavier on the language than either of us thought it would be. There was even a part where the little girl called an adult a <insert euphemism for male body part here>, which in and of itself is not so bad, but in a PG movie that my 3-year-old was watching it rubbed me wrong.
Also, I think the creators miscategorized the film. They said it’s supposed to be a comedy with the inspirational drama thrown in, but it’s not. It’s the other way around. Granted, this has no bearing on my rating of the movie, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
Overall it’s a pretty good movie, though. I really like Matt Damon as an actor and this was a good role for him.
When I came in for my interview with the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, I had no idea what they did. I had thought they were a government agency that helped run cities and towns. In reality, they are non-profit organizations that help grow local businesses and support local communities. Read the rest of this post »
It doesn’t really matter which side you are on in regards to the Occupy Movement, you have to agree that Police reactions have been overly extreme. Sign this petition and tell the President to openly condemn the Police brutality.