Tuesday, June 17, 2008


James White has posted a video of what appears to be a Catholic church ceremony, where men are carrying a large statue of Jesus. The drop the statue and people cry out in distress.

I'm not sure how you get to this point. Most church folks can recite a few of the Ten Commandments, and I assue most Catholics could. Yet, here they are with a manufactured (graven) image of God. They are obviously distressed over the sacrilege, so they clearly import divinity to the statute (which is an erudite way of saying they worship it).

The Puritans were extreme in their avoidance of images, but this video shows the wisdom of their approach.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Former Vice President and present Environment Evangelist Al Gore came out today to support the presumptive Democrat nominee for president, Barack Obama. He has an urgent message of support at his website, www.algore.com. Of course, Gore makes everything sound urgent.

Gore's support may help, but most fervent enviromentalists will vote Democrat anyway. If Gore is discredited on global warming, it might hurt Obama with the wing nut factor. One thing that is quite likely is taking Gore to task over his support of biofuels. Many are already blaming the increase use of ethanol for the increase in corn and other food prices. Some of the loudest voices come from Africa. Since Obama identifies with Africa fervently, you have a fervent conflict: Gore is hurting Africa; Obama identifies with and wants to help Africa. Many accuse the Democrats of saying one thing and doing another. Gore may fuel that debate.


Friday, June 06, 2008

John McCain says he wants to put a man on the moon.

My guess is that man is Obama.
Today is the 40th anniversary of the death of Bobby Kennedy, who was assasinated at age 42.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Obama’s Theology

There was an interesting article by Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist/FOX News contributor, on June 2, in which Thomas takes the position that Obama is not a Christian. Thomas referred to a book written by Cathleen Falsani, called “The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People”.

The book refers to an interview by Falsani in 2004, where Obama responds with Universalist ideas. He said “I believe there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.” This reminds me of Ma, from Ma’s, where I used to eat Sunday lunch as a starving member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. She told me she believed we were all on different buses, but going up the same highway that ended in heaven.

Although Obama has professed elsewhere to be a Christian, he puts that profession in issue with his beliefs in Universalism. Falsani says “Obama doesn’t believe he, or anyone else, will go to hell.” Thomas rightly points out, “If that is so, Jesus wasted his time coming to Earth and he certainly did not have to suffer the pain of rejection and crucifixion if there are ways to God other than through Himself.”

We also get a hint of Postmodernism here. Obama believes in Jesus as his truth, but not as THE TRUTH. He said “The difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and proselytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that if people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior, they’re going to hell.” He presents the belief in hell and the exclusive claims of Christ as difficult things.

The sad thing is, Obama is not sure his brand of Christianity gets him into heaven, either. He said “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. When I tuck in my daughters at night and I feel like I’ve been a good father to them, and I see that I am transferring values that I got from my mother and that they’re kind people and that they’re honest people, and they’re curious people, that’s a little piece of heaven.” Heaven on earth is what he means, and he is not sure what comes next.

Certainly, there are many who claim Christ who also do not claim that salvation is secure. (I’m not one of them). And, I am not prepared to say Obama is not a Christian, since he made the statement that he had been converted and given his life to Christ.

But, the Bible presents an absolute, a Son of God who said he is the only way to God, and that way is through him (John 14:6). So, is Obama’s profession of faith a matter of expedience, knowing it will help his campaign in certain areas? You certainly have to think his leaving his church was such, as he did not leave until there was great ground swell of controversy over his pastor’s remarks.

It is hard to look into the heart of man, and never more so when the heart belongs to a politician. Words, though, are a window to the heart.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

You might be a Calvinist if...

Monday, June 02, 2008



She has scheduled a speech in New York, not in the voting states. I had hoped she would fight all the way through the convention, but she is getting enormous pressure from the party bigs to get out and stop pointing out Obama's flaws.

Her husband's comments today also had the ring of "turn out the lights, the party's over". He used the past tense several times.

Looks like Obama's going to the big show.

Caveat to the Democrat party leaders: At least with Clinton, you knew where the land mines were from Bill's campaigns. Here you don't. Hold on to your pew cushion. There is probably more coming.