How Do We Know What the Bible Says?

I didn’t think there could be many interesting or controversial thoughts on Bible translations (except when people don’t use the King James Version, because we all know that’s how Jesus talked!), but that just shows what I know. Bible translator Leland Ryken has written a whole book making the case for more literal translations: In Understanding English Bible Translation: The More …

Change…!

Into one of these great new tshirts, comrade!

Still an Idiot

I wasn’t going to say anything about Jimmy Carter’s latest, because seriously, why bother? But then I realized it gave me a chance to pull out this picture again:

Who Wants Theirs Well-Done?

Before we let another summer go by without anyone getting 3rd degree burns over 70% of their body, here’s how to properly light a grill with liquid oxygen:

Turnout

I’m glad so many people turned out for the 9/12 Tea Party protest and everything, but I can’t help but wonder, where were you guys during the election?  Y’know, a few months ago we had a chance to pick out who’d be making decisions in the government, and yet here we are.  They’re called elections, and they happen every couple More …

You Lie!

Here’s something our government could use more of: our elected representatives heckling each other. I’m not kidding–I’m sick of hearing “my honorable colleague” this, and “the distinguished gentleman” that, from people who obviously hate each other. Let’s have some more honest interaction, like Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, who yelled “You lie!” at America’s Cool Black Friend during the More …

7 Quick Takes

1) Some guy, who writes for some magazine that used to be famous, is astonished–astonished, I say!–that people think there are communists in the Obama administration! I don’t know whatever could have given them that impression. Aside from the government takeover of banks, and car makers, and their relentless efforts to take over the health care industry. And the fact More …

Prithee, What Price Victory?

ESPN’s Bill Simmons, in pointing out the lameness of the WNBA, once encouraged readers to try this experiment: Go up to an average sports fan in a WNBA city and ask him which of these things he would rather happen: his WNBA team wins the world championship, or he finds a $5 bill on the ground. I would bet most More …

Why We Don’t Need Socialized Health Care

The whole argument for socialized, government-run health care (and lots of other government-run things) seems pretty simple to me: Either people are smart enough to make decisions in their own best interests, or they’re not.  If they are, they should be left alone to manage their own health, find their own doctors, and buy their own insurance.  If they’re not, More …