The Beauty of Truth

I sometimes feel that some people believe an argument from scripture is more likely to be true if the result is, well, ugly. Within the reformed tradition, this approach seems to find particular resonance in discussions of worship. We know that God desires true worshippers, those who will worship him in spirit and in truth. But I feel some are biased toward reading spirit and truth as antithetical to beauty.

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Is Clinton for real?

From the Washington Times:

Bill Clinton, the former president, said yesterday that terror has existed in America for hundreds of years and the nation is “paying a price today” for its past of slavery and for looking “the other way when a significant number of native Americans were dispossessed and killed.”

Is this guy for real? Osama killed thousands because we used to have slaves?

Switching to dotcomments

I am switching to dotcomments for my feedback. It stores the comments locally, so even if it doesn’t provide an elegant interface, at least I will have some control over the comments. Seems prudent. However, it will probably be a short time until I work out the kinks. Right now, it insists on claiming their are 22 comments against any post that has no comments.

Thoughts on blogs

What strange creatures, these blogs. Out of the impersonal medium of the web comes this weirdly revealing format of exposing one’s thoughts to the public. Perhaps its no different than the games played all along in the chat rooms (“hi. i’m skeletor, pay me homage!”). The blog captures a reflection of that which one wants to reflect, a revealing display in and of itself.