MInTheGap

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

What’s In A Name?

July 31st, 2009 Viewed 1646 times, 1 so far today
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series A Baby By Any Other Name

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One of the arguments that the Pro-Abortion side of the debate uses to attempt to assuage guilt and justify their position is to assign and control the names given to life in an attempt to dehumanize it.  They believe—and it’s worked for a while—that if they are able to call the baby in the mother’s womb a “fetus”, then they will be able to convince the mother that it isn’t a baby:

The unborn is an embryo or a fetus—just a simple blob of tissue, a product of conception—not a baby.  Abortion is terminating a pregnancy, not killing a child.

Amazon as Big Brother

July 29th, 2009 Viewed 1520 times

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In Ray Bradbury’s book, Fahrenheit 451, the society at the time has been out burning different books in an attempt to quash contrary ideas and exalt the trivial:

In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic, frightening vision of the future, firemen don’t put out fires–they start them in order to burn books. Bradbury’s vividly painted society holds up the appearance of happiness as the highest goal–a place where trivial information is good, and knowledge and ideas are bad. Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way, “Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs…. Don’t give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.”  [Amazon.com review]

When Amazon’s Kindle removed illegal copies of Orwell’s books (like “1984” and “Animal Farm”), many were likening it to Big Brother behavior found in “1984”.  I would liken it more to Fahrenheit 451.

The Health Care Debate

July 29th, 2009 Viewed 1001 times

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The group that was behind the Loose Change video—those that think that the government was behind the 9/11 attacks, that it wasn’t really airplanes—are now out with another mission.  Health Care.

Like most of this kind of thing, there’s grains of truth and it’ll play to your suspicions, but does it pass the sniff test?

Sarah Palin Steps Down

July 29th, 2009 Viewed 1714 times

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What’s next for former Governor Sarah Palin?  I’m not sure that even she knows the answer to that question.

Obviously she needed to get into a position where she could make enough money to defend herself.  And regardless of what you think of her, this whole episode of resignation was an interesting exercise in what makes a person make the news.

Polygamy and Divorce

July 29th, 2009 Viewed 1678 times, 1 so far today

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It’s not a new concept.  It’s stated in the book of Genesis that it didn’t take long from the point of creation for the first man to decide that he wanted to take to himself two wives.  Shortly after that we have a situation where the patriarchs of the Israelite people had multiple wives and children from them.

The Arab people believe that they can marry up to 4 women, and that their system or marrying multiple women is superior to our culture that has men and women marrying and divorcing multiple times—also called “serial monogamy.”

Loss of Innocence

July 24th, 2009 Viewed 1720 times

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It used to be that some things were left private.  Discussed between parents and children at appropriate times, children were allowed to be children for as long as possible.

Today, however, we have a culture that exposed to and trained in private things long before they have ever been taught before.  I believe that sexual education and our sex saturated society go hand in hand to create monsters at younger ages.

To Him, It’s All About Race

July 23rd, 2009 Viewed 1114 times, 1 so far today

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In some areas of the country, people treat others the same regardless of their skin.  However, in what’s become the new norm, reverse racism is being applied from the highest office in the land without knowing all the details.

War

July 22nd, 2009 Viewed 1309 times

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It was never meant to be entered into lightly, but only when the country was in agreement.  The Founders knew that it would take time to vote to go to War, and therefore War would be entered into only if there was a large consensus.  While it’s true that no Founder envisioned attack by air, suitcase radiation bombs, etc., it’s also true that there was a procedure put into place that was supposed to be followed.

Are You Going to Get a Copy?

July 22nd, 2009 Viewed 1191 times

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A Two State Solution

July 21st, 2009 Viewed 1187 times

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Back in 1948, after World War II, the winners of that war created a state around the home land of Israel for the displaced and persecuted Jewish people.  The people that were in that land—those from Egypt and Jordan—were told to leave.  Except their home countries would not take them back, figuring that they were going to retake the land back from their Jewish brothers.

MInTheGap

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