December 24, 2009

It Only Takes One Person

An artificial Christmas tree.

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The Battle of the Christmas Tree

Irv Sutley lives in  Santa Rosa, California. He is a 65-year-old disabled veteran and is an atheist. He is known for opposing government  He saw a Christmas Tree on display in a county building. Among the decorations were angels and a star. Yes, a star. He complained that it endorsed Christianity and it was ordered to be removed.

Barry Collins is a trial lawyer in the same county. He is Jewish. He put up a Christmas Tree in his county office in protest. Among the decorations was a star. A star that he says “is symbolic of American tradition, like stars on the American flag.”

One Person

It took one person’s complaint to take down the tree.

It took one person to stand up in defense of the tree.

December 7, 2009

The Virgin Birth and The Komodo Dragon

Virgin Birth – Jesus Is Born

To the average skeptic, the story of the "Virgin Birth” of Jesus can seem foolish. How is it that a woman can get pregnant while remaining a virgin? We know, as scientific face, that in order for a woman to get pregnant, a man must be involved. Procreation is impossible with just one sex in a sexual animal. Is it possible for a female to bear a child without a male? Could it happen? Would it be a scientific anomaly?

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Matthew 1:23

LONDON - OCTOBER 16:  Raja the Komodo Dragon w...

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Komodo Dragon

To the average person, the Komodo Dragon is an animal that reproduces sexually. That is, there is a male and female involved. To mention or hint at birth any other way may seem like the beginning of a joke. But it does happen naturally.

Gaia (GUY-uh), the 15 year-old female dragon, has previously produced offspring by parthenogenesis, a process whereby the eggs are never fertilized by a male, but instead duplicate the genetics of the mother.

Gaia was the first Komodo dragon documented to reproduce by parthenogenisis in North America.

Komodo dragons debut at the Phoenix Zoo
ABC15.com
November 10, 2009 

December 4, 2009

Comment Policy

It has become apparent that I need some sort of comment policy. It was my original hope to keep the comments open and free from censorship. But, as the story plays out, not everyone has respect for others. So, as the blog owner, administrator, contributor, editor, or author (hereafter referred to as “I” or “Me.”), I have the following right:

  1. to control content and comments.
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  3. to censor comments.
  4. to delete comments.
  5. to prevent comments by specific persons or groups.

Please play nice and respect others.

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December 3, 2009

Thursday Thoughts and Quotes

A circulated $1 bill with "In God We Trus...

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God Given Unalienable Rights

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

United States Declaration of Independence

Religion and our government. There are those who think the two have no place together. They get offended with the mention of “GOD” by anyone employed by the government. School teachers are afraid to mention any deity. They take offense to our national motto of “IN GOD WE TRUST.” They are appalled because our pledge to the American Flag mentions “ONE NATION, UNDER GOD.”

Are they also offended
because our founding fathers
believed in a “Creator” that made us free?