Dan's Blog – September 2009 Archive (14)

Clergy abuse settlements can lead to new suffering

Clergy abuse settlements can lead to new suffering



The Associated Press

David Guerrero lies curled like a small child in bed, his teeth chattering and his fever spiked at 104 degrees. He has left his room only once since he crawled home from his latest crystal meth binge three days ago, to let his mother drive him to the emergency room for his soaring temperature.



Now, Minerva Guerrero hovers close to her 41-year-old son, making a mental list of the day ahead: she… Continue

Added by Dan on September 27, 2009 at 6:26am — 4 Comments

Kirk Cameron defends anti-Darwin stance

Kirk Cameron defends anti-Darwin stance



Former ‘Growing Pains’ actor links evolution to Nazi eugenics





He’s used to getting love letters and high-fives as a former teen heartthrob, but onetime “Growing Pains” actor Kirk Cameron isn’t letting the mockery and criticism dissuade him from promoting his controversial project to dispute evolutionary theory.



“Atheism has been on the rise for years now, and the Bible of the… Continue

Added by Dan on September 25, 2009 at 4:28am — 7 Comments

Church employee says she lost job once tithing dipped

Church employee says she lost job once tithing dipped



Carolyn Jackson and her husband gave a lot of money to Revealing Truth Ministries.



So three years ago, church staff encouraged her to apply for a job there.



During the work week, she served as a receptionist and later as its magazine editor. On Sundays, the Jacksons filled church baskets with thousands of dollars in tithe, offering and other giving.



In May,… Continue

Added by Dan on September 23, 2009 at 1:04pm — 3 Comments

1-800-252-LORD



After wiping the sleep from my eyes and dealing with the demon child, i decided to check my Twitter feeds.



One from Lauruhhpalooza grabbed my attention;



"Call 1-800-252-LORD and listen to the crazy message. Made me laugh/ struck fear into my heart #atheism."



So I called it, laughed, then recorded it for the benefit of our out of area… Continue

Added by Dan on September 23, 2009 at 10:09am — 2 Comments

Survey: One Quarter of Americans Could Claim 'No Religion' in 20 Years

I attached the full 29 page report in PDF format to this blog ~Dan



NONES_08.pdf




Survey: One Quarter of Americans Could Claim 'No Religion' in 20 Years





If current trends continue, a quarter of Americans are likely to claim "no religion" in 20 years, according to a…
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Added by Dan on September 22, 2009 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Man killed in church after stone altar falls on him

Man killed in church after stone altar falls on him





Gunther Link, a devout Catholic, prayed to be saved after he was trapped in a lift – but was killed when he went to church to give thanks and the stone altar fell on him.







Link, 45, died instantly as he was crushed under the ancient 860lb monument in the Weinhaus Church in Vienna, Austria.



Roman Hahslinger, a police spokesman, said: "He was a very… Continue

Added by Dan on September 22, 2009 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

Police: Boy used Bible page for joint

Police: Boy used Bible page for joint



Authorities in Ohio said a 16-year-old arrested for drug possession allegedly used a page torn from his Bible as a marijuana cigarette rolling paper.



The Erie County sheriff deputy's report said the teenager's mother called authorities at about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday and asked deputies to meet her at a car wash on Ohio 101 in Margaretta Township, the Sandusky (Ohio) Register reported… Continue

Added by Dan on September 22, 2009 at 8:05am — 3 Comments

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Added by Dan on September 17, 2009 at 12:47am — 2 Comments

Would You Pick Up A $1 Bill? What About $120K?

While walking down the street, you come across a shiny penny on the ground. Do you pick it up? How about a quarter? A $1 bill? A $100 bill? Take a second to think and ask yourself, “How much is not worth picking up?”

According to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, the median family net-worth of Americans is $120,300. If the average American will pick up nothing less than a quarter, let’s see how much some famous and rich individuals won’t…

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Added by Dan on September 15, 2009 at 5:18pm — 4 Comments

10-Year-Old Saudi Child Bride Forced to Return to 80-Year-Old Husband

10-Year-Old Saudi Child Bride Forced to Return to 80-Year-Old Husband



child bride



After hiding at her aunt’s home for 10 days, a 10-year-old Saudi Arabian child bride was forced by her father to return to her 80-year-old husband on Sunday.

The husband, who denies being 80 in spite of family claims, has accused the aunt of meddling…

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Added by Dan on September 14, 2009 at 8:19am — 9 Comments

Would proposed amendment make birth control illegal in Florida?

Would proposed amendment make birth control illegal in Florida?



Anti-abortion conservatives are proposing a new constitutional amendment that critics claim would make it a crime to take birth control pills in Florida.



In 2008, Colorado voters rejected a similar measure by a margin of roughly 3-1.



The "Personhood Amendment" that conservative activists are filing today in Tallahassee would add language to the state… Continue

Added by Dan on September 12, 2009 at 12:22am — 3 Comments

Top 10 Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than Jesus

10. No one will kill you for not drinking Beer.



9. Beer doesn't tell you how to have sex.



8. Beer has never caused a major war.



7. They don't force Beer on minors who can't think for themselves.



6. When you have a Beer, you don't knock on people's doors trying to give it away.



5. Nobody's ever been burned at the stake, hanged, or tortured over his brand of Beer.



4. You don't have to wait 2000+ years for a second… Continue

Added by Dan on September 9, 2009 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

Florida Baptist church pulls plug on Pepsi products

Brandon Baptist church pulls plug on Pepsi products







A mega church that draws several thousand worshippers to Sunday services has pulled the plug on Pepsi products.



The last of 10 Pepsi vending machines were wheeled out the door this week at Bell Shoals Baptist Church and replaced with Coke machines, but the switch wasn't spurred by a taste test.



Terry Kemple, a member of Bell Shoals Baptist and president of… Continue

Added by Dan on September 9, 2009 at 8:30pm — 15 Comments

Judge: Homeland Security can’t require dependence on God

State Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louisville

State Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louisville

A judge on Wednesday struck down a 2006 state law that required the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to stress “dependence on Almighty God as being vital to the security of the commonwealth.”

Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled that the…

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Added by Dan on September 6, 2009 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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