Reflection on Plumb

Measuring the world against the Word of God

14 Sep 2017

John Cleese on Political Correctness and His Funniest Joke

Source: John Cleese on Political Correctness and His Funniest Joke

“Jesus is said to have never laughed in the Bible, and I think it’s because laughter contains an element of surprise — something about the human condition that you haven’t spotted yet — and Jesus was rarely surprised.”

What do you think? Did Jesus ever laugh?

4 Sep 2017

Quick Marks (September 4)

Quick thoughts on some of the past week’s news: Dave Grohl feels like an alien; Those who are supposed to protect us from violence don’t know how to protect us from violence (Antifa); and possibly the highlight, an Australian woman who grew up with two lesbian mothers explains how unhappy she was.

Dave Grohl on how Donald Trump inspired Foo Fighters’ new album - NME

Dave Grohl discusses how Donald Trump & subsequent ‘wave of conservatism’ shaped his lyrics on Foo Fighters’ new album ‘Concrete & Gold’

Grohl also added that being in the US during the “conservative wave” that came with the rise of Trump reminded of the ‘alienation’ he felt as a teenager.

“It’s weird,” said Grohl. “It really sparked a lot of my early, alienated, freakish punk rock feelings from when I was a teenager. I was one of those little freaks in his blue bedroom in the middle of a really conservative part Virginia feeling like I was just an alien. I started feeling that way again.”

I have news for you Dave. Everyone feels like an alien at times in their life. How do you think conservatives felt for eight years under Obama’s administration?

Come to think of it, as a Christian, we’re supposed to feel a little alien. Like we don’t belong.

Source: Dave Grohl on how Donald Trump inspired Foo Fighters’ new album - NME

FBI, Homeland Security warn of more ‘antifa’ attacks

Confidential documents call the anarchists that seek to counter white supremacists “domestic terrorists.”

“Everybody is wondering, ‘What are we gonna do? How are we gonna deal with this?’” said the senior state law enforcement official.

If your senior state law enforcement official is asking, how are we gonna deal with this, I think it’s time to get a new senior state law enforcement official.

It’s not that hard to figure out. Bring in more police. If the police can’t handle it, call in the National Guard. Oh, they did? Maybe they should be allowed to do their jobs.

I think the bigger problem is that Democrat politicians and the Main Stream Media are contributing to the problem by blaming the victims of the violence. But that’s what they do best: blame the victims. It doesn’t matter that the victims are hate groups. A lot of Christian groups are wrongly considered hate groups, so how long before Antifa starts showing up at Christian gatherings with their violence?

Violence is never acceptable.

Source: FBI, Homeland Security warn of more ‘antifa’ attacks

Australian Woman Who Grew Up With Two Lesbian Mothers Explains How Unhappy She Was

A woman from Australia who grew up with two lesbian mothers and no father figure has spoken about her experience and why same sex marriage isn’t good for children.

This is a pretty interesting read, but make sure you watch the video.

She also has a YouTube channel: Millie Fontana. Unfortunately, there’s only a couple uploads.

You can find out more about putting children’s rights before adult desires at Them Before Us.

Source: Australian Woman Who Grew Up With Two Lesbian Mothers Explains How Unhappy She Was

25 Aug 2017

Quick Marks (August 24)

Quick thoughts on some of today’s news: Southern Poverty Law Center gets hit with a lawsuit, A curvy blogger creates a #BeInYourSkin body positive calendar, the mathematical secrets of ancient tablet have been unlocked after almost a century, and a woman has been sentenced to 10 years for making false rape claims.

Southern Poverty Law Center Hit With Lawsuit

This is not new. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been labeling Christian groups hate groups for some time now, and I’ve always felt that it’s a defamation of character. It’s a false accusation, and I’m happy that someone is finally standing up to them.

An evangelical ministry has filed a federal lawsuit against the influential Southern Poverty Law Center, saying that the group sought to defame it when it designated the religious institution as an “active hate group” because of its stance against homosexuality.

Source: Southern Poverty Law Center ‘hate group’ label hit in evangelicals’ lawsuit

Curvy Blogger Creates Body Positive Calendar

I’m not saying that being overweight is healthy, or quite frankly, attractive, but some people do. And that’s okay, because that means there’s someone for everyone.

What I hate, though, is fat shaming. If someone’s happy, and comfortable, in their skin, no matter the size, it’s their business. I’ve read some of the hurtful comments that people make towards people who are over-weight, and I think the case can be made, that the people making the comments are no better than a someone hurling racist, or sexist, insult.

Brianna McDonnell, a body-positive fashion blogger at the B Word, created #BeInYourSkin 2018 editorial calendar that features 25 plus-size bloggers, influencers, and friends as part of a campaign to empower and inspire — an idea which she told Mic came “organically”. “I wanted to create images of plus-size women that were creative, different, sexy, artful, strong, empowering and editorial,” she said. “I wanted to create something for plus-size women, where they could see themselves in the images.

Source: Curvy blogger creates body positive calendar with friends: ‘It is about representation’

Mathematical Secrets of Ancient Tablet Unlocked After Nearly 100 Years

Further proof that our ancestors were not as stupid, or ignorant, as the enlightened among us would think.

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers

Source: Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

Woman Jailed For 10 years For Making False Rape Claims

This needs to happen more often. The false accuser should receive the sentence they would have imparted on the innocent victim.

Jemma Beale, 25, from west London, invented four separate incidents of sexual assault, one of which led to man being wrongly convicted

Source: Woman jailed for 10 years for making series of false rape claims

23 Aug 2017

Dakota Access Pipeline developer sues Greenpeace over 'eco-terrorist' campaign

This pleases me:

Dakota Access Pipeline developer sues Greenpeace over ‘eco-terrorist’ campaignHot Air

”…Plaintiffs suffered no less than hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.”

Is Praying For Trump Bad?
14 Aug 2017

Is Praying For Trump Bad?

Left wing pastors call praying for Trump theological malpractice. But they've missed the part about loving and praying for your enemy. Read more...

Author Fools Scientific Journals—Hot Air
27 Jul 2017

Author Fools Scientific Journals—Hot Air

And this is why peer review/scientific journals deserve a bit of healthy skepticism:

”…without the midi-chlorians, life couldn’t exist, and we’d have no knowledge of the force.”

Source: Author fools scientific journals with paper about midi-chloriansHot Air

1 Jul 2017

How To Get Kids To Listen

Recently, PragerU posted a video called How To Get Kids To Listen. I highly recommend it.

The Forgotten
24 Jun 2017

The Forgotten

Millions of people, throughout history have been forgotten. Will you be one of them? Read more...

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