MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Creationist Research Is Ahead of Evolutionary Ideas

June 22nd, 2005 Viewed 1046 times

The Answers in Genesis website has information today regarding the Evolutionary theory in the cosmology of the universe and how they are trending toward Dr Russell Humphreys’ creationist cosomolgy.

Basically, to boil it down,

Humphreys’ proposal, which sought to solve the ‘light-travel-time’ problem, is set out in the popular-level (with technical appendix) book Starlight and Time.

Because it starts with different assumptions from the standard ‘big bang’ notion, applying the same mathematical ‘machinery’ provides startlingly different conclusions. Now the establishment seems prepared to consider that the foundational beliefs of big bang thinking may be radically wrong.

This is a great advance for Creationist Scientists and expressing the validity of their scolarship, and it would seem to be yet another problem for Evolutionism in that it can’t discredit this research.

More on Social Security Personal Accounts

June 20th, 2005 Viewed 1797 times

More stuff is brewing on personal accounts for Social Security.  It seems that there are a few GOP senators that want to pass a bill protecting the Social Security surplus by putting it into individual accounts using T-Bills (Treasury Bills).  The benefits would be that T-Bills are secure, and the GOP could tout that personal accounts this way would give you something that you could pass on to your family as well as fulfill the original marketing on social security.  Some good quotes:

They want to seize back the moral and political offensive on the issue of personal accounts. By proposing the creation of personal “lockboxes” to ensure that the government can’t raid Social Security taxes for other programs, they would force opponents to cast a vote against the idea that individuals should have ownership and control over some of their own retirement funds.

Politically, their proposal does disarm some of the most oft-used arguments against reform. It would create no new debt for the government because, unlike President Bush’s proposal, the personal accounts would use only the surplus payroll taxes now flowing into the Treasury. … Security starts running a deficit as baby boomers begin to retire. Preventing that money from being “raided” by a spendthrift Congress and White House could be enormously popular with a cynical public.

Abstinence-Only Education

June 17th, 2005 Viewed 1331 times

It’s amazing that WebMD is surprised, but in this latest article on FoxNews’ website, the tone is just that.

Students who participate in one year of “abstinence-only” sex education classes are significantly more likely than those who don’t to take a negative view of teen sex, an interim government report concludes.

The article reads like this comes as a great shock.  It’s not like abstinence has put a big dent in the spread of HIV in Africa or anything.  One can only imagine that if more students get a negative feeling for sex before marriage and want to stay abstinent, that will have an effect– especially if this is a message they hear from gov’t, school and home.

Problem is, I can just see Planned Parenthood going further on the attack because we are potentially
robbing them of cashing in on murdering babies.

Apologizing for the Sins of Our Fathers

June 17th, 2005 Viewed 1351 times

Mona Charen discusses, in her latest commentary, the formal apology the US Senate made to those that were the victims of lynching two centuries ago.  She makes a valid point:  Our leaders are much more ready to apologize for things that they did not do than things that they did!

How are we at keeping short accounts of what we’ve done and making sure to apologize for them?  Do we take care of things, or do we let self get in the way?

Where are our Children Safe?

June 17th, 2005 Viewed 1139 times

In yet another case of Goverment thinking that they are better care takers of kids than the children’s parents, WorldNetDaily reports of a couple of kids that were strip searched in a private school— without the parent’s knowledge!

This is outrageous!  Children are God’s gift to the parents, not the state!

Eating an Unborn Baby?

June 16th, 2005 Viewed 1640 times

Jill Stanek writes about how long it took Kansas to strip an abortion provider of his license, but that isn’t the weird part.

It turns out that this doctor kept human fetus in styrofoam cups in a fridge, took them home, and accounts say that he microwaved some and added it to his lunch!

This is truly a calloused individual.

His office was a mess, and yet, the right to abortion trumped the ability to get this man’s licensed removed. What a mess we have become.

Scouting in the UK Going away?

June 16th, 2005 Viewed 1011 times

Hans Zeiger has an interesting article regarding the Boy Scouts in the UK.  How can you have “boy” scouts and include girls?!  How does worrying about contraception on a camping trip fit in with traditional boy
scouting?  Sounds like it’s gone into the realm of co-ed camping.

Terri Schaivo’s Autopsy

June 16th, 2005 Viewed 1340 times

Michelle Malkin takes a thorough look into the autopsy of Terri Schaivo in a recent post on her blog.  It’s interesting, and yet typical.  It seems that the MSM decided to take what it wanted out of the autopsy, and only that.

According to Malkin, although the MSM said that the corner supported a PVS diagnosis, he just said that conditions were consistent, but since there is no way to tell with a dead victim…

As for the original attack, the MSM claim that it ruled out any kind of foul play was a little off too.  The report said that the event happened too long ago to prove that there was foul play.

Again we see that news coverage is slanted by the presenter and what people think of a given topic.  The scary thing is, without this unprecedented availability to information and alternative media, we’d never know this stuff.  Makes you wonder what else we never knew about back when there was only one source for the news.

A Sad Story

June 16th, 2005 Viewed 1778 times

There’s a heart breaking story in the USA Today, Woman is kept alive to save unborn baby.

It turns out that this couple was expecting their second baby when the mother started having some nausea, etc, that she shrugged off as normal morning sickness. One night during dinner, she seemed to stop functioning. The husband restarted her breathing, and they found a cancerous tumor in her brain. Now she’s being kept alive because the unborn baby inside her seems to still be thriving. The woman’s body has fought off pnuemonia and a high fever, and the doctors think that if she can stay functioning through artificial means for another month, the baby may be able to be born prematurely and fine.

I can’t imagine what the husband is going through. He has to explain to his oldest (I think they said he was 3) why mommy is still in the hospital. He said that he hates using his wife’s body for no more than a husk, but believes that life is precious. It’s interesting, because we always hear in the debates– abortion is ok to save the life of the mother, and I’ve been personally wrestling with this one for a while. Here’s a case where the baby is being kept alive by the mother’s brain dead body.

The sad part is that, as Roman Catholics, the husband/wife don’t seem to have the grounding required to survive this. The best they can do is some kind of talk about good being poured out other places because of this thing happening! The response would probably be the same as mine– could you write down those other people or places that are benefiting?! As born again believers, we know that God is in control of everything, that our sin is the source cause of all the bad things that are happening in this world, and that God works all things together for good for those who are the called according to His purpose. Doesn’t mean bad things don’t happen, but it does mean that we have a God who is in control.

The God of Love

June 15th, 2005 Viewed 1848 times

Love GodIn my daily reading I’ve just finished Hosea, and it’s interesting to keep it in perspective with the rest of the reading that we have done this far. It’s much easier to figure out just what’s going on when you’re immersed daily in a chronological type style.

In Hosea, we’re near the end of the Israel’s existence as its own nation. God is trying to display His love for His people, and he uses a man’s love for his wife to do it. In case you’re not familiar with the story, God tells Hosea to marry a woman that will cheat on him, and eventually end up in prostitution. He does, and has a child, and then there’s some question if the next two children are his or by some other man. Each are given a name with a meaning. Eventually God tells Hosea to go find “Gomer” his wife and buy her back.

Here we have an interesting set of circumstances and things to learn about God:

Hosea God
Loved Gomer and married her Loved Israel and made a covenant with them
Let her go hoping she would still love him Let Israel follow after Baal, knowing what it would do and wishing they would still love Him.
Paid the price to buy her back Sent His Son to pay the price to buy us back.
Renewed his vows with her. Washes us clean and makes us His bride.

It’s amazing that when marriage is now made up of “love”, we fail to realize that true love bought back a wayward wife and redeemed her. In the age of no-fault divorce, and even Christians believing that God blesses certain divorces, God takes the ultimate case and says, I love you even more– and we’re to be like Him.

Think on these things.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.