Saturday, January 21, 2006

Some Christians are committing heresy by trying to keep fit. They have turned to *shudder* yoga. Yoga is a spiritual practice that originated in India and is used to acheive enlightenment. Yet some Christians are using yoga to stay in shape.

The claim that they have made the practice more Bible oriented.

But the Bible doesn't mention yoga. Therefore, using the Intelligent Design argument, yoga is untrue. Even the Vatican, in 1989, warned that yoga can "degenerate into a cult of the body." True Christians, like Dr. Russell Bush, warn that yoga can seduce the practioner into unChristian practices.

With the opening of Christian book stores, Christian lingerie shops, and the Greater Grace Christian Coffee Shop here in Fredericksburg, I just wonder what Christians will adapt so as not to mingle with us heathen.

Praise Jebus and pass the Ben Gay!


Friday, January 20, 2006

William Shatner was rushed from the set of his new series, Boston Legal and passed a kidney stone in the hospital last fall. purchased the stone for $25,000, which Shatner is donating to charity.

And here I sit with a broken ankle, no insurance, and trying to sell my "lucky" shoes, the ones I broke my ankle in, and no one bids. TANJ!"

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I just learned that teton is French for breast. Therefore the "Grand Tetons" mean "Big tits."

Has someone told the FCC about this? How many times does the Travel channel use the name in a week? This could warp a young child's mind! Where the AFA (aka America's Taliban) on this? Shouldn't they be writing letters to President or something?

C'mon all you easily offended folks! Where's the outrage?

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

After a year of posting, Blogger has decided this is a spam blog. A spam blog "can be recognized by their irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text, along with a large number of links, usually all pointing to a single site."

Well, they got me on the nonsensical text I guess. And the large number of links are in the archives section.

Fortunately, they corrected things. After three days.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Welcome to Jesusistan

"The Book of Daniel" continues to offend the American Taliban, aka American Family Association. They proudly boast how they have browbeat advertisers on NBC's new show, causing them to pulling their ads.

Right before Christmas, in our local paper, a letter to the editor appeared asking what it would take to get icons of other religions displayed on the main square of town. The ensuing deluge of letters to the editor all said, basically, "If you don't like looking at the nativity scene, you don't have to."

Being a smart ass, I wrote a letter to the editor this week that asked, "How many of you 'don't look'-ers are practicing what you preach when it comes to 'The Book of Daniel'?"

It's obvious that Christians don't believe in Matthew 5:39. That they have taken a page from Islam. That they have decided that anyone who uses Christian symbols in a way they disapprove of should be silenced, and that no one - repeat, NO ONE - should hear them either.

Welcome to Jesusistan. If you criticize Jebus, you must be silenced. As Salman Rushdie learned, this kind of fatwa can be lethal.


Monday, January 16, 2006

A couple of years ago, I read a book called 1421 : The Year China Discovered America. It's a fascinating book that demonstrates that just because we thought something was true doesn't mean it really is.

While not entirely convinced of Gavin Menzies hypothesis, I can't discount it, either. Modern history still can't explain the Australian Aborigines, who, with the exception of one tribe, have no aquatic tradition, but did not evolve on the continent. (I discount the "God Done It" hypothesis.) Nor can they explain the epic journeys of the Polynesians, who spread all across the Pacific, populating the islands as they went along.

Last week, the BBC ran a story about a recently discovered map, supposedly an 18th century copy of a 15th century original, that suggests the theory might just be right.

I'm not going to jump to any conclusions here, but should the examination of the map confirm its age, we might just have a whole new set of questions to ask. And the most important one is, what happens when a nation stops supporting science? The Chinese emperor decreed that there was nothing to learn outside of China. The records of their explorations were destroyed. Today, our government, dominated as it is by the Religious Right, is seeking to discount every single scientific discovery and replace it with either a "God Done It" or "Good for business" spin.

(Apparently, Republicans are also fighting a war against women and on America itself. Please note that I equate the Religious Right with the Republican party.)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Having done everything the can to solve the problems of the United States, five Democrat Congressmen are visiting Jamaican tourist areas. Here's the best part of the article: "A spokeswoman for the Jamaican Embassy in Washington D-C says the members will discuss security and trade issues while visiting tourist sites."

They will have these discussions, one must assume, from the chaise lounges nearest the tiki bar, whilst sipping mai tais and nibbling on mangoes.