Monthly Archives: April 2012

Something to watch out for: Hellbound the movie, coming this autumn to theatres near you

That’s Hellbound, not Hellboy! You can visit the Hellbound website by clicking on this image:

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Brendan O’Neill on the false victimhood of the New Atheists

Full article here: The Passion of the New Atheists? Excerpt: ‘Some atheists would have us believe that, like the early Christians, they are hated and persecuted by the mob.  Don’t buy it . . . Keen to shake off the … Continue reading

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American mystery writer Mildred Davis: A bibliography

A uselful annotated bibliography of Mildred Davis’ mystery output can be found here.

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Great cat heroes: Bob the Busker

Recovering drug addict James Bowen’s life was at a low ebb in the spring of 2007.  On methadone as part of a programme to wean him off heroin, he was barely scraping an existence busking in London’s Covent Garden, when … Continue reading

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Chuckle of the day: Spider ingenuity

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Pic of the day: Chinese sewer transformed into a sea of colour after dumping of millions of pill capsules

Environmental officials in China have been left baffled by the mysterious dumping of millions of pill capsules which has left a sewer awash with colour. The bizarre sight along Zhengshang Road in Zhengzhou, China, has seen a 900 ft. ditch transformed into … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Adrienne von Speyr on contemplation

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R. Joseph Hoffman on the Jesus Mythicism of the New Atheists

Thank God for sensible atheists such as R. Joseph Hoffman.  Here he eviserates the currently fashionable Jesus Mythicism of the New Atheists: Mythtic Pizza and Cold-cocked Scholars It is almost cruelty to begin picking on the methodological wowsers implied in the reasoning … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Global warming guru James Lovelock on why he was alarmist and wrong

‘I made a mistake.  The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing.  We thought we knew 20 years ago.  That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear cut, but it hasn’t happened.  The … Continue reading

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Today’s false prophets: Environmental scaremongers

A few examples of false prophets falsely prophesying in 1970, the inaugural year of ‘Earth Day’: ‘Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.’ – Biologist George Wald, Harvard University, April 19, … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: The limitations of Google, and the real reason for Presbyterian church services!

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Writers’ quote of the day: Randy Susan Meyers on what makes great writing

‘Great writing (for me, as reader) isn’t such because it’s fancified or cluttered with metaphors.  It’s because the story soars off the page and burrows in my heart.’ ~ Randy Susan Meyers

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Writers’ quote of the day: Reginald Hill on plot

‘Plot is the basis of narrative interest, the force that drives a reader along paths which ahead seem totally mysterious, but behind appear as clear as day.  It is easy to mystify.  The good mystery writer’s real skill lies in … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: Lego rosary

More here.

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Are the Gospels based on Pagan myths?

Were the Gospels Based on Pagan Myths? No, responds Timothy Paul Jones.  Read his article, linked to above, if you are interested in the subject.  It’s well worth your reading time.  He concludes with some excellent advice: What should you do … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: Militant secularist group demands government ban on Christian exorcisms

Ban exorcisms, demands Ontario atheist group Of course, the incident that triggered the atheists’ outburst wasn’t even an exorcism: While there was no formal exorcism ritual performed, the priest blessed the man, saying he belonged to the good side, to … Continue reading

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Roger Olson on the new fundamentalists and their war against moderate evangelicals

What distinguishes “evangelical” from “fundamentalist?” by Roger E. Olson I identify the new fundamentalists by their ethos which I find to be similar in many ways to that of the older fundamentalists.  They are evangelicals who TEND to: 1) spend much energy … Continue reading

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Six in ten articles on Wikipedia contain factual errors, according to independent researchers

Six in ten articles on Wikipedia contain factual errors Up to six in ten articles on Wikipedia contain inaccuracies, according to new research.  The number of factual errors shows just how unreliable it can be to use the online resource … Continue reading

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SSPX (Society of Saint Pius X) says ‘Yes’ to Vatican, signs ‘doctrinal preamble’ for reunion with Catholic Church

Has SSPX Bp. Fellay SIGNED the CDF’s “Doctrinal Preamble”?  Tornielli says yes! If true, it is pleasing to see this ecclesial unity restored.  Now for all the rest of fractured Chrisendom, including umpteen Reformed and Presbyterian schisms . . .

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Richard Land, Southern Baptist fundie plagiarist

Richard Land the Plagiarist: Top SBC Ethicist Stirs Up Controversy With Someone Else’s Rant More Plagiarism From Head of Southern Baptist Ethics Agency Be sure your sin will find you out, Richard! More on Richard Land’s plagiarism: Richard Land, Southern … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun: Korean prison camp martyr

U.S. Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun stole, suffered and sacrificed his life for his fellow soldiers in a Korean prison camp.  Six decades after his death, he is being considered for the Medal of Honor – and sainthood On the night … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Lesslie Newbigin on the relation of Christianity to other religions

‘It has become customary to classify views on the relation of Christianity to the world religions as either pluralist, exclusivist, or inclusivist . . . [My] position is exclusivist in the sense that it affirms the unique truth of the … Continue reading

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Who’s really at the forefront of scientific enquiry, evangelical Francis Collins or the New Atheist loudmouths?

Find out here.  But I’ll supply a big visual clue: Scientific papers published: a comparison

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The atheist legacy of hate: Chinese communist soldier smashes religious objects, including a crucifix, 1967

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The secular world has a Christian foundation, notes Chris Berg

Worth a few minutes of your reading time: Secular world has a Christian foundation The modern world is shaped by 3000 years of philosophical evolution.  And for half that time the dominant moral philosophy in the Western world has been a Christian … Continue reading

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