Saturday, June 10, 2006

Allah Mia!

Separated at birth?

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966 – 2006)

Luciano Pavarotti al-Zarqawi (1935-)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Fright of Passage

It is indeed a sad thing when we can measure the maturity of a nation in the free world by its terror threats. In this spirit we now see that Canada has joined the parade of western superpowers with today's front page headline: Terrorist "Cell planned to behead Prime Minister."

Just the other day someone was saying how Canada's different from the States in that no one has the need to assassinate the PM. Well, the time has come.

17 men were arrested near Toronto at their terrorist training camp after people heard excessive gunfire in an area designated "No Hunting." The accused bearded fanatics told people prior to their trip that they would be "extreme camping."

With 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate to make a bomb, the men were planning on storming Parliament Hill, taking hostages including PM Harper, and demanding the release of all Muslim prisoners and the withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan. If their demnands weren't met they would behead their hostages and blow up the Peace Tower, the CSIS (the Canadian "CIA") building, and the Stock Exchange. Thankfully, law enforcers caught them before any of their intended horror could be realized.

There are now snipers on top of Ottawa's buildings, and added security around Stephen Harper.

When the Conservative PM was asked about this threat on his life, he answered, "I can live with all these threats as long as they're not from my caucus."

And then we all chuckled. "Oh that Stephen."

Friday, June 02, 2006

"The Romance of Orthodoxy" -Wilson

"As you come to worship, always remember the romance of orthodoxy. By this we do not mean romance in the popular sense, romance having to do with mere sentimentalism. Rather, we are referring to truth in the sentiments, love in the affections, and deep courage in the battle – we are thinking of true adventure. We are talking about dragon-slaying, and all the emotional glory that accompanies it. The Scriptures declare that it is our purpose here, in this assembly of worship, to tread the serpent underfoot, for we are the body of our Lord and master. He treads the worm underfoot, crushing the head. We are His feet, and so we are privileged to crush the head of the dragon.

This not done with our paltry substitutes – it is not done with bow wow theological dogmatism, it is not done with liturgical correctness, it is not done by lining our ideological thoughts up in sterile little lines. Secular philosophy has no calendar, autonomous ideology has no rhythm, blind rationalism doesn’t know how to look forward to Christmas, or how to remember Pentecost.

Throughout, the Scriptures are clear. The just shall live by faith. This includes the cycle of our lives, and recovering this aspect of orthodoxy is a great romance, a great adventure."

Courtesy: Blog and Mablog

Gotta Love Classical Christian Homeschool Curriculum

From Trivium Pursuit Online.

Well, Jesus WAS frank with us

Westminster Theological Seminary had a great ad for their Da Vinci website in USAToday.