Monthly Archives: November 2013

calvinist underpants gnomes

There is a particular episode of South Park which mocks the leftist understanding of how profits work. The entire episode revolves around two stories. One story is of Starbucks moving into town to compete against the local coffee shop. The … Continue reading

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the evilness of the new deal

Bart Wilson reminds his readers why the New Deal was utterly evil. From The Grapes of Wrath: The works of the roots of the vines, of the trees, must be destroyed to keep up the price, and this is the … Continue reading

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caplan on the industrial revolution

In a recent post, Economist Bryan Caplan takes on a flawed history textbook. He proposes an alternative text about the Industrial Revolution: Working conditions during the early Industrial Revolution were bad by modern standards, but a major improvement by the … Continue reading

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always wear a helmet to protect from meteors

Not all risk aversion is worth the cost. We run into people all the time who tell us to change our lives to marginally decrease our risks. Examples would be telling pregnant women to not clean litter-boxes or to flip … Continue reading

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remy videos

From the ever-amazing Remy: And: Not to mention cough drops: And my favorite, Cap and Trade:

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beware calvinism

Calvinism is simply defined as a theology that borrows divine attributes from Platonism. Platonism originated the idea of the Summum Bonum, the perfect good. To Plotinus, the “perfect good” was a timeless, unchanging, omnipresent, and omniscient being (all the negative … Continue reading

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God does not condescend to man

As a last resort, when Calvinists have exhausted all other ways to misinterpret and ignore various verses of the Bible, they fall back to the claim “God was condescending to human understanding when He wrote the Bible.” The problem with … Continue reading

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understanding genesis 18

Genesis 18 depicts a very interesting narrative. In the first part of the chapter, the Lord (“Yahweh”) appears to Abraham. God appears with two angels (the term “men” is used interchangeably with “angels” throughout the text). Abraham recognizes God (God … Continue reading

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my children attempt to use the sink

The most amazing thing happened the other day. I had led my children into the bathroom at a restaurant, they used the facilities, and then they walked over to the sink to wash their hands. I was at the correct … Continue reading

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apocalypticism in james

One key point that Jesus stressed during his time on earth was that the Kingdom of God was imminent. He told his disciples that they would not enter all the cities of Israel before the end: Mat 10:23 When they … Continue reading

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