February 28, 2009
The publishing company Wiley-Blackwell has decided to stop the publication of the now not soon to be released reference work titled Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. Reasons cited for what may well be “the first instance of mass book-burning in the 21st century” included that the ECC contained words or passages about the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, Evangelism, a “tone” of uniqueness about Christ and Christianity, and historical references to the persecution and massacres of Christians by Muslims.
The four volume work about Christian civilization was also criticized because it used BC/AD date references instead of BCE/CE, it didn’t include articles favorable to Islam, and it failed to denigrate Christianity “in some form or fashion”. (Online Source).
The historical irony of Wiley-Blackwell’s decision is that the origins of the modern publishing business is descendent from Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press from which the very first ever published book was the Bible.
Welcome to the brave new world of editorial stupidity and censorship. Nazi armbands may be purchased in the Wiley-Blackwell gift shop.
February 19, 2009
The North Dakota state House on Tuesday approved a bill that declares unborn children as persons beginning at the point of fertilization, or conception. The bill could be used to challenge the Supreme’s Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade ruling and ban abortions.
Because the bill defines an unborn baby as a person, an abortion of an unborn child would be considered murder under state law.
The legislative chamber approved House Bill 1572 on a 51-41 vote and now the measure heads to the state Senate for consideration.
The legislation says: "For purposes of interpretation of the constitution and laws of North Dakota, it is the intent of the legislative assembly that an individual, a person, when the context indicates that a reference to an individual is intended, or a human being includes any organism with the genome of homo sapiens."
February 14, 2009
Creepy Change: A chronicle of America’s continued descent into idolatry in the era of Barack Obama.
Number of Days in the Whitehouse: 25
Picture reportedly taken in the Children’s section of a Borders Bookstore in Dallas, Texas. Photo shopped? Display altered? Employee forgot to change the sign? Picture of things to come? Who knows but whatever the reason or motivation it seems to be an apt depiction of the new American era of religious confusion.
February 10, 2009
“[Ernst] Haeckel was the chief apostle of evolution in Germany…. His evolutionary racism; his call to the German people for racial purity and unflinching devotion to a "just" state; his belief that harsh, inexorable laws of evolution ruled human civilization and nature alike, conferring upon favored races the right to dominate others; the irrational mysticism that had always stood in strange communion with his brave words about objective science – all contributed to the rise of Nazism.” (Stephen J. Gould, Ontogeny and Phylogeny, 1977).
“Thus there results the subjection of a number of people under the will, often of only a few persons, a subjection based simply upon the right of the stronger, a right which, as we see in Nature, can be regarded as the sole conceivable right, because it is founded on reason.”(Adolf Hitler)
“The German Führer, as I have consistently maintained, is an evolutionist; he has consciously sought to make the practice of Germany conform to the theory of evolution.” (Sir Arthur Keith, Evolution and Ethics, 1947).
February 10, 2009
“Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist." (Richard Dawkins)
Darwin’s theory is a friend to atheism. Instead of a purposeful Creator as the explanation of life on earth, atheists argue we are the product of blind, physical, evolutionary processes. There are two choices. We are here on purpose or on accident. But isn’t one of these beliefs going to lead to entirely different actions than the other? Absolutely. Make no mistake, ideas have consequences.
Have you heard of Jeffrey Dahmer? He was a brutal serial killer who murdered 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991, sometimes cannibalizing his victims. In a prison interview with Stone Phillips of Dateline NBC, Dahmer was asked why he did what he did:
“If a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then—then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing…”
After hearing Dahmer’s words, no one can claim evolution doesn’t matter.
Download It’s a Dead Man’s Party for the rest of the story.
(HT Stand To Reason Blog)