Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ironic Sign and Hilarious Commentary

Today G4TV's Attack of the Blog had me rolling on the ground in laughter.

This sign, in all its irony, pretty much defines the experience of hand-writing an address on an envelope where the space caught up with you and you're desperately trying to squeeze a miniature zip code in the corner like it's some kind of freaky 5-number exponent.

  This Sign Didn't Take Its Own Advice

Evidence Jesus is Alive by Timothy McGrew - Apologetics 315

Brian Auten posted Dr Frank Turek's interview of Dr Timothy McGrew about what evidence we really have for Jesus' Resurrection. Dr McGrew discussed an acrostic to make five points of evidence easy to remember: A.L.I.V.E.

A - Appearances of Jessus
L -  Low Status of Women
I -   Immediate Proclamation
V - "Voluntary sufferings undergone by the first witnesses"
E - Empty Tomb

Follow the link to hear the interview. 

Evidence Jesus is Alive by Timothy McGrew - Apologetics 315
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Faceplant of the Day - Questioning God In the Face of Tragedy

John Loftus really believes that he understands and predicts what an omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient God would and would not do. Further he thinks that if anything happens or does not happen supporting what he thinks God would do, he concludes that God does not exist.  This is evidenced in the case of the following quote.
Just think, God could have foreseen this tragedy and miraculously averted the iceberg hours before the Titanic came into its path. If he had done this no one would be the wiser! He could have remained hidden if that's his goal. For believers to say God does this from time to time then his so-called "interventions" look indistinguishable from chance. In other words, there is no evidence that he intervenes at all. So having faith that God intervenes even once is exceedingly improbable.

I think the problem here is that Loftus refuses to think. When God intervenes in our lives, he doesn't always let us know that he intervened. The Titanic is an example in that if God had intervened in such a way that the iceberg never met the ship at all then we would not know that God intervened. Yet however, we have all had close call, where imminent harm was about to overtake us, yet it didn't. It's all under God's control. All a part of what He's doing. Sometimes you agree with the results of the intervention and sometimes you wish God had intervened differently. The way you know the difference between God and random chance comes down to Relationship. "Chance" is what you call God when you don't know Him. . 

So where was God when the Titanic sank? God was working out everything after the counsel of his own will.

 11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, - Ephesians 1:11

Where Was God When the Titanic Sank 100 Years Ago?
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North Korea Vs. South Korea - G4tv.com

I found this comparison amusing, along with the commentary by Joseph Baxter

Get it? Those North Korean kids are actually outside getting fresh air, doing some old-fashioned hard work, having some hair grow on their chests.
I'm not sure if that is what the cartoonist had in mind!

North Korea Vs. South Korea - G4tv.com
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