Friday, March 27, 2009

Sound Doctrine; Sound Words (Phil Johnson)

John Macarthur and Mr Madonna

From "The Bottom Line":

"I heard a very funny story recently about John Macarthur that has a real Hollywood buzz about it. Macarthur was recently interviewed on Larry King and upon arriving at his office the next day he was interrupted by a phone call. The caller said "my name is Guy Ritchie and I need to speak to you". Macarthur being so culturally savvy responded "Guy who?".

Guy Ritchie: Guy Ritchie, I'm Madonna's husband!

John Macarthur: Madonna who?

Guy Ritchie: I need to speak with you. Can you come out to my place?

John Macarthur: Sure thing..."

The rest can be read here...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Young Israel's Reaction to Pat Oliphant Cartoon

From Young Israel:

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) today strongly condemned an anti-Semitic cartoon that appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. The syndicated cartoon, which was drawn by political cartoonist Pat Oliphant, portrays an image of a headless sword-bearing, goose-stepping person who is pushing a Jewish Star with fangs. The headless figure is chasing a woman holding a child with the word "Gaza" emblazoned on her cloak.

"This highly offensive anti-Semitic and anti-Israel cartoon crosses all boundaries of basic human decency," said NCYI President Shlomo Z. Mostofsky. "By conjuring up Nazi imagery and portraying Israel as a ruthless aggressor who relishes terrorizing innocent civilians, this cartoon perpetuates the dissemination of dangerous propaganda that incites further hatred."

"Mr. Oliphant has deliberately skewed the facts, revised history, and turned a blind eye to the fact that Israel has repeatedly been forced to protect its citizenry from acts of terrorism and martyrdom that have tragically claimed the lives of innocent men, women, and children," added Mostofsky. "Mr. Oliphant's twisted sense of artistic expression is quite repugnant and leaves a lot to be desired."

The National Council of Young Israel called on Mr. Oliphant and Universal Press Syndicate, the entity that distributes Mr. Oliphant's cartoons, to issue public apologies for the distasteful nature of the cartoon. In addition, the National Council of Young Israel urged the media outlets that carry Oliphant's cartoons to remove this particular cartoon from their web sites."

Saturday, March 07, 2009

A Bit of Humor

You know, it's been ages since I've posted anything humorous here. So, it's time. I found this at Facebook...

Friday, March 06, 2009

Medals for Jesus

Just got my new copy of "Voice of the Martyrs" yesterday. And while I don't normally scan and post articles from it, I felt it appropriate. I'll let it apply to your life as the Lord leads.

I've been out of work for the better part of five months. I might have a peer-level interview at a local hospital in a week or so but even if that happens, there is of course no guarantee of a job. Meantime, I've got one "employer" who "isn't able" to give me hours. And, you know, you start to feel sorry for yourself.

Then you get a reminder of just how well we really have it here.

I'd recommend you give this article a read. And let it be much food for thought.