Monday, April 21, 2008

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

We went with friends to see "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" on Saturday and really enjoyed it. It was fascinating to see Darwinists try to explain the formation of the very first cell. I don't want to be a spoiler for those who haven't seen it, so be forewarned...following is the answer to the burning question of how we came to be on this planet without the design of a supernatural being. The Darwinists realize how improbable it was for something so complex to be created by proteins somehow combining in the right order (so crazy improbable that it reaches near zero probability), so they hypothesize that...the aliens did it. Yes, aliens seeded earth with life. Or, another possibility, was that crystals somehow rubbed together? Did I get that right? We were formed by crystals?

This is, to me, why it takes so much more faith to be an atheist than to be a believer in God.

Sadly, the scientific community won't allow alternative theories for origins into the classroom so they continue forcing the evolutionary square peg into the round hole of origins. It doesn't fit, but by golly they're going to keep hammering away!

I don't mind evolution being taught in science is a beautiful explanation for how we adapt to our environs. But when you take it beyond that to explain how species evolve into other species, and all from a single cell that somehow miraculously created itself by accident...that is simply passing a lie along as truth and needs to be stopped. They have no idea how life began and need to cease and desist immediately teaching false science to impressionable students.

And they need to stop firing (expelling) teachers and researchers who DARE question the premises behind Darwinist thought.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Christian Jayhawks

From the Baptist Press:

Jayhawks buoyed by Coach Self's faith

Posted on Apr 7, 2008 | by Art Stricklin

SAN ANTONTIO (BP)--Before Kansas goes for its first NCAA championship in 20 years, the Jayhawks players will watch more video of the Memphis Tigers and review their game plan one last time.

But one Kansas player, freshman guard Tyrel Reed will engage in what he sees as an equally critical preparation -- reading his Bible and joining the team in prayer.

"I can't play a game unless I read my Bible first," Reed told Baptist Press

The Jayhawks, coached by Bill Self, a professing Christian, punched their ticket to the national title game with a semifinal rout of North Carolina , but despite the joy of victory, a number of Kansas coaches and players are keeping their focus on the main thing regardless of tonight's outcome.

"God has given us this platform and He deserves all the glory," assistant coach Kurtis Townsend said. "We're going to give the glory to Him."

Townsend added, "Tuesday morning we're still going to be praising Him. It's another opportunity to witness to others and to know God."

Assistant coach Ronnie Chalmers, a Wayland Baptist University graduate, said he marvels at how God has placed the team at the brink of NCAA glory.

"I'm a big believer that God has a plan for this team. I've been spending a lot of time with my pastor, and our prayer is, What you do, do it well," Chalmers said.

Chalmers and others praised Self not for his bold, verbal witness, but for setting a moral and Christian standard for the team.

"The Bible says it helps when two or more are in agreement," Chalmers said.

"God will be there also. Coach Self, Coach Townsend and myself, we don't pray together, but we each pray and His Word says the Spirit dwells within us."

While Kansas players and coaches pray before and after every game, as many teams do, they also pray before every practice.

"We've been doing that ever since Coach Self got here," Townsend said.

Junior center Matt Kleinmann said he traveled with Self when the coach gave his testimony at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes coaches forum two years ago, and he felt blessed to be playing for a fellow Christian.

"Sometimes with a coach, there is a bunch of yelling back and forth, but it's good to talk with them as a Christian brother," Kleinmann said.

Neither Kleinmann nor Reed start for the Jayhawks, but each said their faith keeps them grounded in the highs and lows of college basketball.

"These players have overcome a lot to be here," Kleinmann said. "I've seen a lot of guys grow in their faith on this team and that's thanks to Him."

Townsend's faith was tested when he was fired as an assistant coach at the University of Miami after only one year following the 2004 season.

"Being fired after only one year is the toughest thing possible," Townsend said, "but we don't always know what is best."

The following year, Self was hired at Kansas and one of his first hires was Townsend as an assistant coach.

Townsend said he learned of how God blesses a faithful witness 15 years ago -- and being on the brink of a national title was only the latest chapter in his faith journey.

"Fifteen years ago, I was an assistant coach at California making $1,200 a month and looking for a career change. I had a faith-filled wife and she said we needed to pray and tithe our money. I found when you tithe your money, even $1,200, God will stretch it for all you need," Townsend recounted.

"I had never even been to the Final Four in 17 years and now I have a front row seat for the final game. I'm a man of faith because I know God's way works best."

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Way to Go Jayhawks!

What an amazing, memorable game. That shot! That ONE SHINING MOMENT!

Chalmers, who may have otherwise gone away as another small part of KU history has etched his name as one of the greatest heroes of the Kansas game.

Here's a nice story from the ESPN article:

Ronnie Chalmers reached into his pocket for some divine guidance.

On a piece of paper, he'd written two verses from Psalms: 46:10 and 46:1. He pulled them out and read them to himself.

"Be still, and know that I am God," reads 46:10.

"God is a refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble," reads 46:1.

"We were in trouble at that time," Ronnie said.

While I'm not sure God was rooting for the Jayhawks last night (well, of COURSE he was!), but it's nice that the Chalmers know who to turn to when they are in trouble.

And though I think Mario's miracle shot made its way through his skill rather than God's hand, a lot of Kansans were throwing prayers toward the heavens in that brief moment.

Congratulations to our Jayhawks! We're proud to call you ours! ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK~

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Abortion bill gets first round approval

A new abortion bill aimed at better policing and reducing late term abortions in Kansas has been moved forward in the Kansas House by a voice vote. Rep. Lance Kinzer sponsors the bill (he's been probably the strongest ally Christian conservatives have in the Kansas House).

Contact your reps and encourage them to get this bill passed. This bill also requires additional information about the fetus be provided to the mother's prior to an abortion. A very good bill indeed.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

22 Beliefs of a Good Democrat

I thought this was funny (and true) and wanted to pass it along...


1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.

2. You have to believe that businesses create depressions and governments create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans are more of a threat than Nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Iranians and North Korean communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical documented changes in the earth's climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV's.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being homosexual is natural.

7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.

8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach fourth graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex--in the face of all the cases of teacher sex abuse of children in the news.

9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but loony activists who have never been outside of New York , Boston , San Francisco, or Portland do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn esteem.

11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own money to make "The Passion of the Christ" for financial gain only.

12. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, and Alexander G. Bell.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.

16. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in charge and not enough money was spent on its programs.

17. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and a sex offender belonged in the White House.

18. You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is normal and in a normal marriage.

19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying transvestites in drag should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

20. You have to believe that illegal Democrat Party funding by the Chinese Government is somehow in the best interest to the United States .

21. You have to believe that this message is a part of a vast, right-wing conspiracy.

22. You have to believe that it's OK to give Federal workers the day off on Christmas Day but it's not OK to say "Merry Christmas."

Ready to vote?

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Late Term Abortion

Report from Charlotte Esau, executive director of Kansas Republican Assembly:

Two bills had hearings in House Fed & State this past week, HB 2615 & HB 2736. The first would make it abundantly clear what must be reported as to the actual justification of the late term abortion. Right now providers are getting away with just repeating the statute. This bill is a direct result of the special committee meeting last summer, on which I posted two reports: A lesson in how Kansas Government Plays "Pass the Buck" and Her Name is Michelle.The other bill, 2736, would add several good provisions such as the mother being offered the option of seeing the ultrasound if one is used at any point before or during the abortion. After sitting through the testimony of both the proponents of the bills, who gave ample reasons why we should pass them and then the opponents, who offered nothing to justify not passing the bills, one would presume both bills could get out of committee. At this point, though, their future is not known.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Abortion debate rages on

A House committee is discussing a comprehensive bill that would require doctors to offer women the chance to see an ultrasound before an abortion. Why shouldn't they see an ultrasound? Don't doctors typically show x-rays of the area that is going to be operated on? Of course opponents don't want women to see that what they are destroying actually looks like a human.

This article says Kay Lyn Carlson is based in KC, but she's actually based in Topeka. She had an abortion when she was 17 and now counsels women and men after they have abortions. She is supporting this bill, as we all should. Contact your rep and ask them to support it.

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Domestic partnership laws in Kansas

Tomorrow the state House of Reps will have floor debate in the Kansas House on HB2299, Rep. Lance Kinzer's bill that would stop local units of government from establising domestic partnership laws. It would also invalidate the existing Lawrence ordinance. This is a bill that needs your support and your phone calls to your own rep.

Kinzer says "Domestic relations is an area of the law traditionally reserved to the State. State laws define marriage, and govern matters such as divorce and child custody. It has not traditionally been the practice in Kansas to allow local governments to develop their own ordinances and resolutions in these areas. Indeed, the entirety of Chapter 23 of the Kansas Statutes is dedicated to setting forth uniform laws for the governance of domestic relations in Kansas."