December 29, 2004

12/26 - A day that will live in infamy

The quake centered in Indonesia that unleashed a devastating tsunami occurred exactly 1 hour and 58 minutes after the quake in Bam, Iran, which killed 26,000 people.

Read the World Net Daily report.

PETA asks Al Jazeera for help

People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has offered Al-Jazeera $10,000 to broadcast pictures of animals being slaughtered because of the war in Iraq.

The aptly named tells the story.

December 28, 2004

Miracle? on 34th Street

Macy's has abandoned the spirit of Christmas that prompted the wonderful movie, "Miracle on 34th Street." The 2004 Ebenezer Awards were recently announced by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. This award is given to those who most aggregiously violate the spirit of Christmas each year. For 2004, Macy's department stores qualified for this award by banning the phrase, "Merry Christmas" from their banners and from verbal usage by their employees. Macy's employees were instructed to say, "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings."

One can only hope that during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday the Macy's employees will not be forbidden to speak his name. I'd hate to go into a Macy's during that holiday only to be greeted with, "Happy Minority Leader Day, sir."

Read the article about this year's Ebenezer Awards.

Eathquake, tsunami ... Acts of God

The news of the earthquake and ensuing tsunamis has hit the world hard. The pictures of children lying dead on the ground with their parents crying over them is almost too hard to imagine. Such pain, such devastation, such grief.

None of us knows why this happened, but our ancestors knew who was in control of such things. Our parents called these things "acts of God." This acknowledges that God is sovereign over all things—including "natural disasters." It does not blame God for evil; it does not imply that God is punishing those who died or lost family members or businesses as a result of the quake. It simply says, "God is in control."

That's a good thing to remember as the impact of this fierce event sinks in—God is in control. He has a grip on everything. Nothing takes him by surprise. And the Bible tells us that he works everything out according to his will to bring glory to himself. However this human tragedy has affected your life, you can rest assured that it will ultimately bring glory to God. If the glory of God is your supreme desire, you can rejoice in this event—even if you lost a loved one. Because this too will bring glory to God.

What a great God we serve.

"Fetus" or "baby"?

The following article was written and published by Newsmax. I re-publish the article in its entirety here, but check out Newsmax for more excellent journalism.

Kidnapped Baby Wasn't a 'Fetus'
The pro-abortion media establishment had a hard time accurately reporting one of the Christmas season's saddest stories, the infant who was kidnapped from her mother's butchered womb.

As we expected, initial news stories referred to the abducted "fetus." Yet four days later, even when tiny Victoria Jo Stinnett was in good physical health after her ordeal, one wire story again called her a "fetus."

Does that mean the "journalist" thought it was still OK to kill Victoria?

No wonder Big Media refuses to understand why most American voters oppose the horrors of partial-birth abortion, and why newspapers keep losing circulation.

Of course, many newspapers and other media have editorialized that they consider disabled 41-year-old Terri Schiavo deserving of death.