Everybody Loves Antonin

In case you missed the 60 Minutes interview with Justice Antonin Scalia, here it is.

Frequently Asked Questions

My spiritual advisor Jeremy has been doing a very thoughtful series on his blog about frequently asked questions in Christianity. Here’s “Is all sin equal in God’s eyes?” and here’s “What does the Bible say about interracial relationships?“

How Long Before the UN Intervenes?

And so Birmingham, Alabama continues its descent into third-world-nation status. First we learn that Jefferson County, which is basically Birmingham, has the highest per capita incidence of syphilis in the country. Woo-hoo! We’re number one! Next, the city spends $3 million on the One Laptop Per Child boondoggle for its public elementary and middle school students. This, in spite of More …

Another Reason Why Three-Year-Olds Are Great

I stumbled across this on YouTube and laughed until I cried, so I had to share it with everybody.

P.J. at Sea

I feel confident recommending pretty much anything P.J. O’Rourke writes. Therefore, be sure to check out his report from on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt. To start with, he describes his first carrier landing: There is only one window in the freight/passenger compartment, and you’re nowhere near it. Your seat faces aft. Cabin lighting and noise insulation are absent. The More …

White Man’s Burden

IMAO looks at the numbers and points out the pivotal role that white men played in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary. His conclusion: I’ve know plenty of white males, and they are not the sort of people you want making all these decisions.

Your Cool Destruction Video of the Day

What happens to a railroad tanker car if you don’t vent it while you’re emptying it? This: Wow. And I still impress myself when I crumple up my Diet Coke can.

Got Drunk Last Night and Woke Up Republican

From the Department of Least Likely Conservatives, ladies and gentlemen I give you Robert Downey Jr.: Star of the upcoming Iron Man, Downey is best known as the most-wasted talent of his generation (both literally and figuratively). His drug problems became so bad that he even spent some time in the clink; since his last stretch he seems newly dedicated More …

Approaching Atheists: What Can Christians Do?

[“Approaching Atheists” is a series of posts on understanding atheists and atheism, and learning how to talk to atheists in your life. For more on the motivation behind these posts, see my intro here. – j] One of the main things I wanted to do with this “Approaching Atheists” tag team event was take the opportunity to ask a former More …

Thoughts While Watching Baseball on a Sunday Night

— There’s an infielder for the Phillies named Pedro Feliz. I just realized tonight that his name is Spanish for “Happy Pedro.” He’s been in the league eight years; I can’t believe I never noticed this before. Why doesn’t everybody call him Happy Pedro? Surely I can’t be the only person who’s noticed this. — Starting this year, first and More …

Capital Punishment in the Bible

I’ve been following the debate over capital punishment, and Christian perspectives therein, for a while, but I have never heard anyone cite the scripture that the evangelical outpost uses: God’s covenant with Noah from Genesis 9: 5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, More …

On Carter’s Middle East Tour

Speaking of bad ideas, Jimmy Carter (I could end the sentence there) solidified his hold on the title “Worst President Ever” by placing a wreath at the grave of terrorist thug Yasser Arafat. His request to make out with Arafat’s dead body was denied because of logistical problems. In a weird, rubbernecking-at-a-car-wreck kind of way, I’m almost anxious to see More …

What Grandmas of the Future Will Knit

Because in the future, your grandma will find better, more efficient ways to make you look like an itchy, uncomfortable tool. (Via Engadget)

This Is What the Devil’s Chair Looks Like

Where does Satan curl up and relax after a long day of tempting, fiddle contests, and poking people in the butt with a pitchfork? On a chair made of stitched-together panda corpses, that’s where!More comfortable than that throne of skulls, but still plenty evil.

Hitchens v. Hitchens

I don’t mean to make this blog too atheist heavy, but I just discovered something fascinating: our favorite atheist, Christopher Hitchens, has a brother named Peter who is a Christian. Who knew? Well, plenty of people I’m sure, but it’s still cool to me. Anyhoo, the religious skeptic website Reasonable Doubts has an audio interview with the Hitchens boys and More …

Approaching Atheists: Getting to Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Atheist

[“Approaching Atheists” is a series of posts on understanding atheists and atheism, and learning how to talk to atheists in your life. For more on the motivation behind these posts, see my intro here. – j] Since the Christian kids and the atheist kids don’t often sit together at life’s lunchroom table, there are a lot of misconceptions between the More …

I’m Liking This Pope More All the Time

According to the UK Telegraph: The Pope will pray for the redemption of Islamic terrorists when he visits the site of the September 11 attacks in New York next week. The pontiff will call for terrorists to convert to Christianity, saying: “Turn to Your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred.” [emphasis most assuredly mine More …

On Carter’s Visit with Hamas

I’m sorry; I’m at my limit with this clown. If you want intelligent commentary, check Instapundit or the Corner or somewhere. (Special thanks to Conan O’Brien.)

Approaching Atheists

Christians, including yours truly, have a tendency to complain about the anti-religious state of the culture and the continual, creeping encroachment of secularism into every part of it. But the truth is that we still live in a society that is overwhelmingly positive towards Christians and Christianity. No matter how much I complain, which is a lot, I remain thankful More …

Clinging to My Prediction

With all the hoo-ha and folderol over Barack Obama’s remark that rural yahoos “cling to guns and religion” because they’re not getting enough government handouts, I felt the need to reiterate a prediction I made previously: Say all you want about Obama’s charisma and how he’s sitting in the catbird seat. He is going to get absolutely fustigated in the More …