Archive for November, 2010
I love this sentence from THIS ARTICLE:
Wizened seniors strain to untie their shoes; beltless salesmen struggle comically to hold up their pants; three-year-olds scream while being searched insanely for explosives, when everyone — everyone — knows that none of these people is a threat.”
And isn’t this the truth?
This has nothing to do with safety — 95 percent of these inspections, searches, shoe removals, and pat-downs are ridiculously unnecessary. The only reason we continue to do this is that people are too cowed to even question the absurd taboo against profiling — when the profile of the airline attacker is narrow, concrete, uniquely definable, and universally known. So instead of seeking out terrorists, we seek out tubes of gel in stroller pouches.”
Perhaps the terrorists have won.
Want to know how airport security OUGHT to be done?
Then read THIS ONE.
…three famous figures passed on from this life: John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley. In his book, Between Heaven & Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death, Catholic theologian Peter Kreeft imagined that the three (humanist, theist, and pantheist) met in Purgatory for a discussion. I have not read the book, but it is a brilliant idea, considering the fact these three men died on the same day.
“So, though we are genuinely thankful for the many positive changes in the new NIV(2011), and though we are deeply appreciative of the very different process by which our friends at the CBT and Zondervan pursued and unveiled this new version, we still cannot commend the new NIV(2011) for most of the same reasons we could not commend the TNIV.”
Read the entire response HERE.
Do you know anyone who cannot seem to put a filter over their mouth? Do you struggle to keep a secret or keep your opinion to yourself?
I have found the virtue of restraint promoted in the Proverbs:
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. – Proverbs 10.19
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. – Proverbs 17.27
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. – Proverbs 17.28
The following quote has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
Popular blogger Trevin Wax commends the lost art of restraint in his latest post.
I look forward to seeing the final product!
If you have followed this blog for very long, you are aware that I have a passion for Bibles and a keen interest in English translations of the Bible. A few weeks ago the newly update NIV was made available online. Printed copies will be available in 2011.
Now that the new text has been online for a few weeks, opinions are starting to be expressed. Here are a few:
Happy Veterans Day! I thank God for our veterans.