Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:
Seven Things the Donald Trump Wrecking Ball Has Exposed in Our Culture ~ If the lead-up to this election has proven nothing else it’s that American society is definitely devolving. An insightful article from Dr. Michael Brown ~
The bottom line for me is simple, regardless of who you plan to vote for (and I don’t write this to discourage a vote for Trump): God has used Trump to expose a lot of what is wrong with America, and it is not a pretty sight.
Liberal Student Rejects Science Because it Discriminates Against Witchcraft ~ Remember when detachment from reality used to be considered psychotic? ~
“Science as a whole is a product of Western modernity and the whole thing should be scratched off,” the student declared Wednesday, to nervous laughter. She actually called for her fellows to “restart science from an African perspective, from our perspective.” How do you “restart science from an African perspective?” By practicing “black magic.”
Hormonal contraception linked to depression ~ As we’ve probably all noticed, every new drug advertised on TV comes with a conspicuous list of all the possible complications associated with the product. But you have to wonder whether contraceptive manufacturers are somehow immune from the requirement to inform their target users. A recent – and comprehensive – study from Denmark found ~
• users of hormonal contraception had a 40% greater risk of depression after six months of use than non-users
• the risk of depression varies by birth control type: the combined pill (which has both estrogen and progestin) users were 23% more likely than non-users to be prescribed an antidepressant by their doctor; women on progestin-only pills were 34% more likely to take antidepressants; and other forms of hormonal birth control (e.g. IUDs, the patch, and the ring) were shown to have a higher correlation to depression than either kind of pill
Why Do We Love Lucy? ~ Although October 15th is National “I Love Lucy Day” this article from Answers-in-Genesis is talking about “Lucy” the fossil, not the 50’s TV show.
Devil wants to confuse children about gender: late chief Rome exorcist ~
(Father Gabriele) Amorth warned that many of the devil’s “ordinary” temptations are passed off as “modern ideas” but really serve to “unhinge the principles of the faith.” These include abortion, same-sex “marriage,” euthanasia, divorce, and cohabitation, Amorth wrote.
“The loss of a sense of sin that characterizes our era helps Satan to act nearly undisturbed and, inducing man to sin, takes man progressively away from the love of God,” Amorth wrote. Suggestions like “everyone does it” applied to grave sins “weaken the consciences of men and women and lead them toward closing their hearts, egoism, lack of forgiveness, and doing everything for money, power, and sex.”
How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind ~ Yes, you can tell from the title that this one’s not rated PG (after all it’s from “Cracked,” a Mad Magazine clone from way back when) but it is an interesting commentary on the great American divide and this polarized election. Sad. But mostly true ~
The foundation upon which America was undeniably built — family, faith, and hard work — had been deemed unfashionable and small-minded. Those snooty elites up in their ivory tower laughed as they kicked away that foundation, and then wrote 10,000-word thinkpieces blaming the builders for the ensuing collapse.
Liberty Students Issue Anti-Trump Statement After Falwell Reaffirms Support For Trump ~ On Wednesday, Liberty University’s president, Jerry Falwell, Jr., said that he’d continue to support Trump for president, even if the recent allegations of sexual assaults against him turned out to be true. Not everyone at the college is quite so committed ~
A coalition of students dubbing themselves “Liberty University Against Trump” released a statement distancing themselves from Falwell’s endorsement and from Trump’s candidacy […]
(Excerpt) “Associating any politician with Christianity is damaging to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But Donald Trump is not just any politician. He has made his name by maligning others and bragging about his sins. Not only is Donald Trump a bad candidate for president, he is actively promoting the very things that we as Christians ought to oppose.”
Former Haitian Senate President Calls Clintons ‘Common Thieves Who Should Be in Jail’ ~ The easily duped still believe Hillary really “cares.” Maybe they should talk to this guy ~
An eyewitness to the Clinton Foundation’s corrupt dealings in Haiti says virtually nothing has been done to help the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that claimed an estimated 200,000 lives, and that the Clintons are nothing but common thieves who should be in jail.
And then there was “the fly.” Sultan Knish’s commentary on the insect that landed on Hillary during the last debate ~
The folly of the Clintons has outweighed any wisdom and honor they might have had. They have gained enormous wealth and prestige, yet even their own supporters despise their rottenness.
The only creature attracted to them is the fly […]
Putrefaction is what the Clintons brought to America. The fly is their perfect symbol. They are greedy creatures of rot, surrounded by filth and wallowing in their own vileness.
The media may not be able to scent the rot of the Clintons, but a humble housefly can.
Leaked Emails Show Clinton Camp Mocking Catholics. And yet ~ Poll: Catholics Support Hillary Clinton, Gay Marriage. Go figure.
Hungary Helps Persecuted Christians, Bans Muslim Immigration ~ Here’s one European nation that’s got its priorities right. Hungary has become the first country that’s set up a department to specifically address the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Europe. Their Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, recognizes the evil hand of George Soros behind the Muslim hijrah (invasion).
Crybaby college kids offered counseling for ‘offensive’ Halloween costumes ~ According to the University of Florida…
“Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people.” […]
The school reminded students that anyone who is offended or troubled by an incident or a costume, they could seek counseling at the wellness center or alert the school’s Bias Education Response Team which provides support to those who were impacted.
Is this pathetic or what? No doubt the “hobo” costumes we used to “go begging” in as kids would require serious counseling today! 😀