Monthly Archives: December 2013
Ever since I was a child I always had a deep love for anything science. Not a day would go by where you wouldn’t find me with my face stuffed in a science book or magazine. But religion was nothing to me then. I never cared one or another until I got older and started delving into the more esoteric. Despite that I started becoming more religious along the pagan path my understanding and appreciation for science hasn’t wavered. My religious beliefs, no matter what new discovery is made hasn’t killed my religious beliefs either. So the question is how can I accept religion while accepting science in the same breath? For me it’s relatively easy and seeing those who are religious deny science fact is an oddity to me. Why would science destroy your religious convictions? Nothing that I have read has stated as a matter of fact that the Gods don’t exist. Sure, you can read the convincing thesis of Richard Dawkins God Delusion book, but it’s an opinion, not fact much like any other atheist claim of the non-existence of deity. Conversely, theists have no evidence either for their convictions. It’s all faith and opinion that something divine exists or not no matter what atheists like to say.
The evolution issue is silly for Christians to argue against because we do not live in a static planet let alone a static universe meaning it’s all ever changing. So if the Gods, in their all omnipotent glory, created an ever changing world, but didn’t give living creatures the built-in ability to evolve along with their environment than what chances of survival would their creations have in the long run? None. So it only makes sense that evolution exists as a means for living creatures to survive in a world and universe that is constantly changing daily. As the atheist points to evolution as a reason to not believe in deity, I point to it as a reason to believe, but that is just my opinion much like their opinion that evolution disproves deity.
I accept everything science proves and if it happens to garner the advance technology that can disprove deity once and for all with no questioning it than I’ll accept it, but I doubt any such technology will be made. Atheists can make their claims and those who are religious can continue to do as well, but we can’t become closed-minded fools in the process like those evangelical Christians and Richard Dawkins indulge in daily.
Despite what the revision lists wish to believe, the truth of the matter is that Santa Claus was white. You can look it up, the origins of Santa Claus.
Stories like this about a teacher being disciplined after telling the truth and not giving into politically correct madness just goes to show the insanity of those who wish to revise everything to make others feel comfortable even though they know its a lie.
If truth is something that’s offensive than this society has become pansified with no return possible.
Yesterday an article detailing the weight of a man who had to be rescued from being stuck in mud was posted on NJ.com and SJ Times Newspaper Facebook page. Well, the reaction from readers wasn’t all too great. You had some who could care less, but the amount of people who had their nerves struck by this article were in the majority.
Following are some comments on the NJ.com website:
Here are some on the Facebook Page concerning the article:
And this is what SJ Times had in reply to the grievances of their readers:
The audacity to defend posting the mans exact weight is just inane. First off, putting that poor mans EXACT weight out there has ZERO relevancy especially simply putting over-sized or big would’ve sufficed. Second, anyone of any weight class can easily be mired in mud. As for the amount of rescuers as defense for posting an exact weight still doesn’t lend any relevancy. Sorry, but if was simply insensitive for SJ Times to post the mans weight. In our Politically Correct society we gasp at the mere mention of race being inserted into an article, but when it comes to weight there still is that insensitivity that a lot of so-called journalists don’t quite get yet. And considering the SJ Times and it’s Liberal tilt I’m sure they would find it insensitive to report that the current Knock-Out Game fad is mostly conducted by black youths, but it would be irrelevant, much like this mans exact weight, because it also most likely crosses over racial lines. So I must reiterate that posting a mans exact weight has ZERO relevancy to the story.
There are calls for the reporter to be fired. I disagree. Why should they be fired? They made a bad decision that lacked discretion on their part. Hopefully, this furor will be a valuable lesson learned and that in the future they’ll exercise such discretion.
There’s also calls for removing the story. I disagree once again. It should be corrected (which at present there has been no correction) not removed. It shouldn’t be removed due to relevancy to the community the SJ Times serves.
So, if a newspaper such as the SJ Times is going to defend it’s posting of a mans weight on the internet and newspaper as relevant to the story they better be able to back it up with something that can easily stand the test of logic and common sense. The SJ Times defense is weak and lacks common sense. They would be better off either a) correcting their headline online by omitting weight or b) publishing an apology. However, I’m sure they could do both.