MInTheGap

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

What Is Your Definition of Beauty?

July 6th, 2014 Viewed 1214 times

I agree with Ann Althouse’s assessment:

An interesting project, with fascinating results, somewhat skewed by the time and skill the different photo editors put into it, but you do get some interesting variations, and not just the different levels of makeup that are deemed “beautiful.”

Strangely, the most alien image is the one from…
… the United States.

Philippines and Argentina are laughable. Germany continues to scare me. The nicest one is from Romania.

Taking a Stand is Costly

March 3rd, 2010 Viewed 1839 times

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It was not easy to be a Christian after Christ left the Earth.  A quick read through Fox’s Book of Martyrs reveals that many of those in the early church met cruel fates.  They were beheaded, crucified, used as human torches and fed to lions for sport.  These people took a stand for Christ over the Emperor, they did not recant their faith under pressure, and they grew in number.

In America, we know nothing of the cost to our lives like they did in that time.  There are times where it approaches that kind of actions, but for the most part our society is tolerant of diverse opinions.

However, very important in our culture is reputation, who people think you are and how well known you are.  People spend a lot of time working and building their reputations and self-identity.  The sacrifice to be a Christian in the American culture is a sacrifice of that reputation—because it may be that people will look at you differently when they find out what you believe.

Loose Morality

April 21st, 2008 Viewed 2914 times

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There’s this weird convergence on this topic on this blog such that it makes sense to clarify what I’m trying to say here because it’s foundational to what I’m saying elsewhere.

So, what do I mean when I say that Atheism has no basis for a moral code?
Let’s start with what I’m not saying and go from there.

MInTheGap

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