Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Die heretic scum

An acquaintance of mine who very much enjoys the fiction of Michael Crichton had this to say about his global warming heresy:

...but when he started with that "we're not warming up" stuff, well... he had to go. It was good he went when he did. He was a good writer. I loved his stuff, but that was just sick.
The eco crowd astounds me sometimes with its inhumanity.

There's a saying people used a lot when I was growing up, which I don't hear anymore: Everyone's entitled to an opinion. Is that even true anymore? Ironically, it seems to be one of the few things we don't get in this age of entitlement.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Quote of the Day

I'm not even a Christian, but I find it bizarre that people who pooh-pooh the idea that Christ raised the dead or walked on water are totally convinced that a guy who's tossing trillions of dollars into the air is a financial miracle worker.
From "Where Are Liberals Hatched?" by Burt Prelutsky at Big Hollywood


What's so special about this photo of the Sun?

Look a little closer...

Still don't know what that is? Read this.

[h/t Bad Astronomy blog]

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Star Trek Movie Review

Blew chunks.

I may write something more insightful later. Meanwhile, this was probably the most accurate trailer for the movie:

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

And the Belief-O-Matic says...

...my personal beliefs most closely match:

1. Eastern Orthodox (100%)
2. Roman Catholic (100%)
3. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (97%)
4. Seventh Day Adventist (92%)
5. Orthodox Quaker (88%)
6. Orthodox Judaism (84%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (79%)
8. Islam (74%)
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (70%)
10. Baha'i Faith (63%)

Officially, I am #3 (Evangelical Lutheran). Before I converted, I briefly considered #6. My parents were both raised #2 (lapsed). My Ukrainian immigrant relatives were either #1 or something like Maronite, my Swedish immigrant relatives #3, and my step-father is #10. Sort of a Heinz-57 of religious belief.

Last on the list:

26. Secular Humanism (12%)
27. Taoism (10%)

Nothing surprising there.

See what the Belief-O-Matic says about you.