Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

Abortion Ban Passes House in South Dakota

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

An interesting story showed up on Drudge Report for only a few hours last night. I was fortunate enough to not have a life to see the headline and read the article.

The jist of it is that the South Dakota House has approved a bill to ban abortion in all cases, with an exception if the mother is dying. According to the story, this ‘loophole’ prevents Doctors from being prosecuted in these instances.

According to my roommate, this is how it was across the nation prior to Roe vs. Wade. So, this is probably a good sign. Of course, the bill still needs to go to the state Senate, so we shall see if it passes. Makes me think I should move to South Dakota because its so very progressive….

Hopefully this will be just the first of many to pass anti-abortion laws that look to the protection of the mother and the child, rather than just the mother’s rights to have an abortion. I think now would be a great time to pray for the people who are looking at these bills.

New Buddha No Nuddha

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Apparently there’s a new Buddha afoot, but don’t worry, he won’t be ready for about 6 years….

Devotees claim that Ram Bomjon, who is silently meditating beneath a tree, has not eaten or drunk anything since he sat down at his chosen spot six months ago.

Witnesses say they have seen light emanating from the teenager’s forehead.

He said no allegation had yet emerged of Ram breaking his fast or moving, even to relieve himself.

Ram Bomjon is also sitting beneath a pipal tree, in the same posture as the Buddha is depicted, but his vigil has already taken longer.

After five days it was opened and he spoke. “Tell the people not to call me a Buddha. I don’t have the Buddha’s energy. I am at the level of rinpoche [lesser divinity].

“A snake bit me but I do not need treatment. I need six years of deep meditation.”

Sweet. So watch out world, in 6 years we will have a new Buddha…of course, now he will be called Ram. I wonder if he’ll reach enlightenment while still alive and cease to exist….I also wonder what his thoughts on Christ will be once he’s reached enlightenment.

For The Love of God

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

Apparently Anne Rice, the writer behind such intriguing tails as Interview With The Vampire and Queen of the Damned, has turned Christian

…that same year she returned to the Roman Catholic Church, which she’d left at 18.

Anne Rice, the chronicler of vampires, witches and—under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure—of soft-core S&M encounters, will publish “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt,” a novel about the 7-year-old Jesus, narrated by Christ himself. “I promised,” she says, “that from now on I would write only for the Lord.”

In that afterword she calls Christ “the ultimate supernatural hero … the ultimate immortal of them all.”

But she’s also taken liberties where they don’t explicitly conflict with Scripture.

Well, between this and Madonna’s turning to the Kabbalah…I’m pretty much speechless. Guess I’ll have to write some Godless novels and songs, just because everyone’s getting out of the business!

Morality of Money

Monday, October 17th, 2005

I was chatting with Matt today at Quincy’s, and asked him what his view on Currency Trading was, as Matt tends to have unique perspectives. He was definitely opposed to it and likened it to stealing. I was slightly surprised by his take on this. I then asked him what he thought of playing cards, specifically Texas Hold’em, and his view was different, depending on whether there were large sums of money involved versus small sums of money.

The question put forth is this: Is currency trading morally acceptable? Or is it more like Matt’s position, that of stealing? An economic purist might say that currency trading isn’t very good for society because it doesn’t produce any good or service [utility], and, in this regard is much like gambling.