Monday, December 31, 2007

PZ Myers and company defend hate speech...

...because it's against Christians. Read PZ's condescending post and the subsequent PZombies' comments supporting the bigoted student's actions. Typical. I like the ones that talk about what would've happened had it been a Koran. "[T]he same students would be cheering." Uh-huh. Sure they would've, right before they and the book-ripping student had been marched into the principal's office for promoting hate speech (and rightfully so!). Ah, but because this is a Bible and it's the Christians' "stupid, little minds" that are the targets, it's perfectly fine by PZ's standards. No surprise there.

Labels: , , , ,

In California, homosexuality isn't a choice, but gender apparently is

The lunacy of the liberal mindset continues:
Forget everything you learned in kindergarten about the difference between boys and girls. According to Gov. Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature, schoolchildren can now choose their own sex. I'm not talking about choosing "sexual behavior or sexual preferences." Kids are going to be taught that they have the right to completely ignore their physical anatomy and choose the status of being "male" or "female."

Ignore your common sense, ignore your chromosomes and ignore your anatomy. This is what your politicians want to teach your kids in school. After all, California's kids have mastered reading, writing and arithmetic, haven't they? In October, California Senate Bill 777 was signed into law. Senate Bill 777 eliminates Education Code 212, which currently defines "sex" as "the biological condition or quality of being a male or female human being." And worse yet, SB 777 redefines the term "gender" for all schoolchildren by adding Education Code 210.7, which will read: "'Gender' means sex, and includes a person's gender identity and gender related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth." In short, this redefinition of gender states that you are what you choose to be regardless of your anatomical make-up.


If the school must treat a biological male as a self-defined "female" in "any program or activity" and in the "educational institutions of the state," does this require schools to allow the self-defined "female" to access female facilities? If persons can legally self-define their sex, shouldn't they be entitled to be treated that way regarding access to all public facilities? Sound outlandish? Not really.

The Los Angeles Unified School District has already adopted policies allowing boys to use girls' restrooms and locker rooms ---- and vice versa! You can read LAUSD's Reference Guide 1557 on the district's Web site.

It even tells teachers they need to refer to students using the student's preferred pronoun. And of course, it prohibits the teachers from disclosing a student's chosen gender to the student's parents.

Nothing surprises me about California anymore. Sure would like to see this information shared in their commercials, though.

Labels: ,

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

LB:EF - *snicker* EF's ratings vs. Golden Compass game's ratings

This is a rundown of the ratings various game reviewers gave LB:EF.
UGO - B+
Game Vortex - 80 out of 100
GameShark - C+
Just Adventure - C+
Ace Gamez - 6 out of 10
IGN - 5.9 out of 10
Gaming Age - D
The Onion - D
Wham Gaming - 4.5 out of 10
Game Chronicles - 4 out of 10
X-Play - 2 out of 5
GameSpy - 2 out of 5
PC Gamer UK - 37 out of 100
PC Gamer - 37 out of 100
GameSpot - 3.4 out of 10
GotNext - 1.5 out of 5
Worth Playing - 3 out of 10
PC Zone UK - 19 out of 100
Computer Games Mag - 0.5 out of 5
Game Revolution - F

Quite a spread. Of course, if one clicks on the links to read the lower reviews in full, it becomes painfully obvious that the reviewers were more concerned with their personal distaste hatred of evangelical Christianity than the actual gameplay. Some even seem to have gotten most of their information about the game not from actually playing it, but by listening to the lies spread about the game.

So anyway, now along comes a game based upon the Golden Compass novel and movie. Let's take a look at the ratings it received:
For PC:
Game Revolution - F

For PS2:
IGN - 3.5 out of 10
Gamer 2.0 - 4.2 out of 10
Playstation 2 Mag UK(OPM UK) - 6 out of 10

For PS3:
IGN - 3.5 out of 10
Game Informer - 3.25 out of 10
Game Revolution - F
Cheat Code Central - 3 out of 5
Gamer 2.0 - 4.2 out of 10
Play Magazine - 4.5 out of 10
PlayStation: Official Mag (US) - 2 out of 5

For the XBox 360:
IGN - 3.5 out of 10
Game Informer - 3.25 out of 10
Official Xbox Magazine - 6 out of 10
Game Revolution - F
GameZone - 3.2 out of 10
TeamXbox - 3 out of 10
Eurogamer - 3 out of 10
Cheat Code Central - 3 out of 5
1UP - 4 out of 10
Gamer 2.0 - 4.2 out of 10

And so on and so forth. The reviews for each game from Game Revolution fascinated me. Despite giving LB:EF an F rating, they still counted the re-creation of New York City and the soundtrack as positives. They found nothing positive about the Golden Compass game.

And unlike LB:EF, you have to kill in the Golden Compass game to win. But since the Golden Compass is based on atheism and not evangelical Christianity, you won't hear a peep of condemnation about it.

And as far as mission 20 of LB:EF goes, I'm getting closer to successfully completing it. Kevin Hoekman emailed me some tips to help.

Previous posts:

LB:EF - Eternal Forces on HSN
LB:EF - Some screenshots
LB:EF - What neutral reviewers have to say about the game
LB:EF - The latest brouhaha and the left's continued lies
LB:EF - Revisiting my earlier concerns (by request)
LB:EF - Mission 19
LB:EF - Mission 18
LB:EF - More falsehoods spread in the media
LB:EF - More response to criticisms
LB:EF - Mission 17
LB:EF - Mission 16
LB:EF - Missions 13, 14, and 15
LB:EF - Mission 12
LB:EF - Missions 9, 10 and 11
LB:EF - Addressing an opening animation criticism
LB:EF - Easter egg?
LB:EF - Email from the game's senior producer!
LB:EF - Missions 6, 7 and 8
LB:EF - The first few missions
LB:EF - Tutorial
LB:EF - the manual
New S&B; series: "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in detail
The left's lies about "Left Behind: Eternal Forces"

Labels: , , ,

Monday, December 24, 2007

Good news of great joy that will be for all the people

Labels: ,

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Question: if Ron Paul is raising so much money...

...then why do I see so many of his supporters standing out on street corners with poorly-lettered signs cut from cardboard boxes?

Just wonderin'.

Friday, December 21, 2007

I've been meme tagged!

TH tagged me to share some things about my Christmases, so here we are:

1. Wrapping or gift bags?
Wrapping, though I usually let my wife do it now as I'm terribly anal about getting it perfect.

2. Real or artificial tree?
Artificial. I'd probably start sneezing around a real one.

3. When do you put up the tree?
Whenever my wife gets it done. I have no decorating sense.

4. When do you take the tree down?
First week of January, I think.

5. Do you like eggnog?
I don't think I've ever had it.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
I gotta go with TH on this one and say Jesus. As far as materialistic gifts, I honestly don't remember things well from that far back. I usually have to look at pictures of me holding my presents to "remember" what I got.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
No. Kids and/or cats would probably wreck it anyway. It'd be nice to have one someday, though.

8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
See my comments about remembering things on #6.

9. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
Neither, unfortunately, but I'd prefer sending paper cards.

10. Favorite Christmas movie?
There can be only one: "A Christmas Story."

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Start? Uh, yeah. Start. Um...

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Lefse (homemade by my mom), and mashed potatoes and turkey with lots of gravy.

13. Clear lights or colored on the tree?

14. Favorite Christmas song?
"Do You Hear What I Hear?" I don't really get into the Christmas spirit after Thanksgiving until I hear that some somewhere. I like it because to me it epitomizes the Christmas message and the spreading of the Gospel. I really like versions where the music gets more and more majestic as it progresses (like the video I linked to).

Labels: ,

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Insane judicial tyranny

What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks is wrong with this judge???

Judge investigated for homeschooling threat
A threat by a Utah judge to take away a homeschooling mom's children if she failed to enroll them in public school, and make sure they were in attendance every day, has been escalated to the level of the state Legislature, according to a homeschooling leader.


"Well everything fell apart in court today. I had to enroll my two oldest in public school. … If I didn't the judge said I would lose custody of my children. He threw out the plea and we go to trial on January 9th. I have NO CHANCE with this judge. He will find me guilty. He already has. So I will probably be spending some time in jail. Please pray for my children," she noted in an online forum connected to a "Five In A Row" homeschool curriculum she had used when her children were younger.


And the judge told the woman that homeschooling fails 100 percent of the time and he wasn't going to allow it.

This woman has been so terrorized by this judge that she and her children have fled their home:
A Utah woman who was ordered by a juvenile court judge to enroll her children in public school or lose custody of them has abandoned her home, furniture and other possessions to escape the order.

Denise Mafi, a nine-year veteran of homeschooling, has confirmed to WND she and her children packed up their essentials – clothes and homeschool materials – and fled Utah over the weekend, spending more than 50 hours on a bus trip to another undisclosed part of the country.

There she has obtained an empty home, and is spending the Christmas break trying to find beds for her children and herself, and after the New Year, will involve the children in a local homeschooling process.

"We're shampooing carpets right now. We have no furniture. We have no beds," she said. "But my kids are not going to public school. They are not going where Jesus isn't welcome."

American citizens should not be treated like this. I hope and pray that this situation will be resolved quickly.

Labels: ,

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bill Clinton: still lying after all these years

Tuesday morning news:

Bill Clinton: George H.W. Bush will help President Hillary
Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that the first thing his wife Hillary will do when she reaches the White House is dispatch him and his predecessor, President George H.W. Bush, on an around-the-world mission to repair the damage done to America's reputation by the current president — Bush's son, George W. Bush.

Tuesday evening news:

Elder Bush nixes Clinton trip idea
In a statement sent to CNN Tuesday afternoon, former President Bush’s chief of staff Jean Becker said that he “wholeheartedly supports the President of the United States, including his foreign policy. He has never discussed an ‘around-the-world-mission’ with either former President Bill Clinton or Sen. Clinton, nor does he think such a mission is warranted since he is proud of the role America continues to play around the world as the beacon of hope for freedom and democracy.

Labels: ,

Friday, December 14, 2007

Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs agree: put Christ back in Christmas

You know it's getting bad when even the non-Christian religions are criticizing the rampant secularization of Christmas.

British Muslims say: Put Christ back in Christmas
Muslim leaders joined Britain's equality watchdog Monday in urging Britons to enjoy Christmas without worrying about offending non-Christians.

"It's time to stop being daft about Christmas. It's fine to celebrate and it's fine for Christ to be star of the show," said Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.


Muslim Council of Britain spokesman Shayk Ibrahim Mogra said, "To suggest celebrating Christmas and having decorations offends Muslims is absurd. Why can't we have more nativity scenes in Britain?"

"Hindus celebrate Christmas, too. It's a great holiday for everyone living in Britain," said Anil Bhanot, general secretary of the UK Hindu Council.

Sikh spokesman Indarjit Singh said: "Every year I am asked 'Do I object to the celebration of Christmas?' It's an absurd question. As ever, my family and I will send out our Christmas cards to our Christian friends and others."

Even all these groups can see that Christmas is an inclusive holiday, not an exclusive one ("I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people."), and they enjoy it. Secularization of Christmas (and everything else) isn't tolerance. It's very much the opposite.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Even Dawkins acknowledges the Western world's Christian heritage

Dawkins: I'm a cultural Christian
Scientist Richard Dawkins, an atheist known worldwide for arguing against the existence of God, has described himself as a "cultural Christian".

He told the BBC's Have Your Say that he did not want to "purge" the UK of its Christian heritage.

The comments came after Tory MP Mark Pritchard accused "politically correct" people of undermining Christmas.

Professor Dawkins, author of the God Delusion, added that he liked "singing Carols along with everybody else".


"I'm not one of those who wants to stop Christian traditions.

"This is historically a Christian country. I'm a cultural Christian in the same way many of my friends call themselves cultural Jews or cultural Muslims.

"So, yes, I like singing carols along with everybody else. I'm not one of those who wants to purge our society of our Christian history.

Man, this revelation has to have been like a punch to the gut for neo-atheists. I wonder if Dawkins will go down a few notches for them now.

Labels: , , , ,

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Evel Knievel accepted Jesus Christ

Posting this here because it's just so amazing and important.

I remember watching Knievel's exploits on shows like "That's Incredible." His passing is saddening, but his testimony is truly awesome! It's really too bad that all the news coverage of his death will probably never mention any of this.

Web Pages referring to this page
Link to this page and get a link back!