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Archive for April, 2007
This article strikes me as nothing less than ridiculous.
“In the passage of Romans that Williams referred to in Monday’s speech, Paul said people who forgot God’s words fell into sin. “Men committed indecent acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion,” Paul wrote.
Williams said these lines were “for the majority of modern readers the most important single text in Scripture on the subject of homosexuality.” But right after that passage, Paul warns readers not to condemn those who ignore God’s word.
“At whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself,” wrote Paul, the first-century apostle whose epistles, or letters, to early Christian communities elaborated many Church teachings.”
How can you read this passage of scripture and have any shred of belief that any of the things listed done by these people is excellent or praiseworthy? It says “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…” Paul goes on to list the sinful things that were delighted in by these “fools”. Idol worship. The unnatural relations with those of the same sex. They became filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
If we as the body of Christ cannot take a stand and call sin what it is, how can we have any credibility as believers? I am not saying homosexuality is worse than any of the other sins Paul makes reference to, but can we say that it is better? Of course not! I don’t hate people who worship other gods and I don’t hate people who are gay, but I do hate their sin because it is sin and abhorrent to God. Just as my pride is abhorrent to God. If we could make pridefulness and all other “acceptable” sins as socially unacceptable as homosexuality once was, this world would be a much better place.
Behold, my perfect pair of round toed heels have come to me at last. These are the shoes I was dreaming about in my post a few months ago: I thought they didn’t have my size, but I went back and tried them on again, and they fit! Now my only problem is that I pretty much have to wait until after I deliver this blessed baby before I can wear them because I have so much back pain and my center of gravity is being thrown into another stratosphere. Anything but flats are basically out of the question. In fact, I am seriously considering buying a new pair of Holey Soles because my feet and back have been so sore lately and those seem to be the only shoes that provide some relief. I suppose I will swallow my new found shoe pride and don the hopelessly unfashionable holey foam clogs in an effort to save my body some anguish. I really love you, baby.
Is it just my perception or is nearly every single person that works at a library incredibly awkward? Honestly, pretty much every time I go to take something out of the library I am met (I dare not say greeted) by someone who rarely has the nerve to maintain eye contact with me. It’s very puzzling. I’m being careful not to generalize and say that ALL have no people skills, as I’m sure there are a few individuals out there enjoying the world of books and people, but I have yet to have a notable experience with such an individual. I would imagine that Dana is friendly and engaging when she’s at work at the library, but I haven’t ever been to her library, so I can’t confirm this suspicion. For all I know, Dana gets scared of people when she’s on the clock :)
I’m not saying I think ill of any of these socially awkward book lovers, I just think it’s a little sad that they find books more comforting than human interaction.
The snow is essentially gone, and so the blessed time of getting the Miata back on the road has arrived once again. I am so thankful that we are able to have two cars in summer so that Markus and I can get out and explore. Our little boy is so bored with this house already: it’s so small and he has explored every nook and cranny already. He’s ready to get out into the world and taste some dirt or something. I’m also a little tired of being stuck in the house ;)
This photo is really old school but it was the only one I could find of the car. I don’t know if it’s clear enough to tell, but Clay’s got some pretty sweet chops going on here. Aaaand it looks like my ankle is broken. Hah!
The program Clay has been working on forever is getting some recognition in the Star Phoenix today: Go Scouting GO! You can read about it here
Drive Thru ATM’s. I used to think these were the ultimate in lame. I figured that people who used them were the laziest people on the face of the planet: how hard is it to get out of your car and walk into a bank? That was before I had a baby. Now I am ever grateful to the geniuses who dreamed this up because I don’t have to make a big trip into the bank with my bundle of energy just to deposit a cheque: I can do it from my seat (albeit awkwardly), while Markus is confined to his carseat and not trying to push ATM buttons and getting upset that I won’t let him. Yessir, I’m thankful for Drive Thru ATM’s.
After the last federal election, I somehow had the misfortune of getting on Jack Layton’s mailing list. You know the kind of mailings you get from your MP updating you on what’s going on in Ottawa and asking for feedback on certain issues or whatever else might be on your mind. Normally when I get mail I don’t want I just write RTS on it and pop it back in the mailbox, but these envelopes don’t have a return address. So when that first mailing showed up I sent the attached form back telling him to take me off his mailing list because I don’t support him or his party and I never will. A few months later another envelope showed up. I did the same thing. A few months later, the same thing. This has been going on for over a year now, and I still have not been removed from the mailing list. Arg! Is this how he treats all of Canada’s thoughts that he receives in the mail? Honestly, if ever I had a shred of respect for the party (which I didn’t) it certainly would be gone. How can you take a man at his word on big issues if he won’t even listen to a simple request (x6) to remove someone from his mailing list? Sorry Jacky, you haven’t won my vote over from Steve yet.