Lazy Sunday Round-up

I was totally stressed last week because my son was starting middle school and couldn’t even get it together enough to be lazy on Sunday! I’m back in the swing of things now, so here goes:

My friend Gary Murning wrote a very good post about the misuse of terror laws. This always strikes a chord with me, but for some reason, I have a really hard time writing about it myself. So I’m always excited to find other articles that reflect my views.

While we’re on the subject of abusing power, PZ Myers posted something yesterday about his state practicing anti-democratic, anti-liberty tyranny right now. Part of the article Professor Myers quotes says that teams of police in riot gear entered and searched the homes of people suspected of planning a protest of the Republican National Convention. And that’s the tame description! Go to Pharyngula to get more details, but prepare to be disgusted.

My darling husband, Mike, author of The Odd Blog, wrote a very good piece discussing Obama’s choice for a running mate. Be sure to check out the two drabbles he posted as well. My honey is multi-talented!

Truthwalker, a former Christian, wrote a few days ago about the benefits of not believing in (or trusting) a god in a disaster. Being a former Christian myself, his thoughts echo some of my own. He and his family also evacuated at 0600 this morning to avoid the wrath of hurricane Gustav; I’ll be on the lookout for their safe return!

Chris Petroni’s Allusions of Grandeur made me feel like a kid in a candy store this morning — so much yummy stuff to choose from, I can’t make up my mind. One post I found particularly interesting, though, is entitled, Why Japanese has so few swear words.

From a blog I only recently discovered and just can’t get enough of, please read this message from Gawd (aka God) to Ray Comfort who, by the way, is clearly bananas (that was just too damn easy). Please check out the many other postcards from God; He has quite a few words for the presumptuous mortals who keep disturbing His vacation. If you want to get on His good side, though, turn up with a nice bottle of Scotch. And thanks to the Postman who diligently delivers Gawd’s postcards so the rest of us can know what’s really on this deity’s mind. I just hope he (Postman) doesn’t start thinking I’m some kind of creepy stalker.

That’s all for today. I’m starving and have lots of crap to do.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On

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11 responses to “Lazy Sunday Round-up

  • Gary Murning

    Cheers, Lottie! Glad you liked it 🙂

  • Postman

    Heav’n forfend, Lottie! I hadn’t a thought of creepy stalkiness… until you brought it up. Now I’m checking the closets.

    Seriously, thank you very much for the kind words. Perhaps in the hopefully-soon-to-be-finished stage play, Gawd can answer some niggling question you’ve always had for Him.

  • Lottie

    Be sure and check the trees outside your window. You know, being in touch with my primate-ness and all…

    Oh, I do have quite a few questions. Perhaps I’ll send Him a postcard one of these days. 😉

  • Justin

    Hey Lottie,
    The Bible says “this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ”. So were you really a Christian before who ‘knew God/Jesus Christ’ or were you actually a false convert? The Bible talks about false converts a lot.

    It is easy to know God exists. Just as a building proves there was a builder, creation is absolute scientific proof there is a Creator.

  • Lottie

    Hey, Justin! Thanks for commenting.

    I get that question a lot. The definition of a “real” Christian varies so much that it’s really not worth the time it takes to debate it, to be honest. But if you can tell me what your definition of a “real” Christian is, I’d be happy to tell you if I ever fit that description.

    As to “creation” being absolute scientific proof of a creator, that is a very tired debate that has been done to death. To even make the assertion shows intellectually laziness on your part. If you would bother to read something besides your Bible and creationist propaganda, you might know how terribly flawed the “argument” is.

    But it’s my Lazy Sunday, so that’s about all I have to say on the subject. Maybe someone else will indulged you.

  • Justin

    I know people may accuse me of using the “no true scotsman fallacy”, but it is impossible for a Christian to no longer be a Christian Biblically so anyone who says they are no longer Christian would be considered a “false convert”.

    I have read several books and articles on the subject, but the truth is that the belief in God is axiomatic or self evident. If you look around you, you know that a Creator must exist.

  • Lottie

    I know people may accuse me of using the “no true scotsman fallacy”, but it is impossible for a Christian to no longer be a Christian Biblically so anyone who says they are no longer Christian would be considered a “false convert”.

    So then why bother asking me in the first place? You’ve already determined that I was a “false convert”. Does your opinion on the subject matter to me? Not even a smidge. Does it change whether or not I was really Christian? Nope. So what’s the point of even discussing it? I’m atheist now, so it’s something of a moot point, wouldn’t you say?

    I have read several books and articles on the subject, but the truth is that the belief in God is axiomatic or self evident. If you look around you, you know that a Creator must exist.

    And yet I don’t know that. Do you suppose I just haven’t “looked around” enough?

  • Justin

    I suppose you are suppressing the truth. For what reason, I don’t know. For most, it would be they have a sinful lifestyle they don’t want to give up.

  • Lottie

    You caught me. I prefer to lie to myself and “sin” willy nilly. I have a particular weakness for babies under a month old. They’re delicious drenched in barbecue sauce!

  • soulbiscuit

    I have a particular weakness for babies under a month old. They’re delicious drenched in barbecue sauce!

    Truer words were never spoken!

    In fact, Justin, the tender flavor and pleasing crispness of freshly-roasted baby is axiomatic, a self-evident fact of the universe. I suspect that you are actually in denial of your inborn taste for the flesh of human babies, for what reason I don’t know.

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