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Many Americans are stumped chumps on religion

From The New York Times: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Americans surveyed on their religious knowledge got half the questions wrong, including ones about their own faith.

There are couple of things about this story that disturb me. And it is not that atheists are the top scores on this survey.

I always hold high expectations for atheists (and agnostics) because the burden of proof against God is no them – despite what they think.

Next, should the sample questions provided in the article be truly representative of the 30 or so given to the participants, it is mockingly simple.

This is one of my concerns.

Are we American just plain oblivious to anything of substance?

My second concern is for the Catholic participants. According to the article, 55 percent of the faithful did not know the dogmatic truth concerning the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. This is the central element of Christian worship!

Anyway, take a gander at the sample questions and see how you do. It is easy that I scored 100.

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Many Americans are stumped chumps on religion

From The New York Times: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Americans surveyed on their religious knowledge got half the questions wrong, including ones about their own faith.

There are couple of things about this story that disturb me. And it is not that atheists are the top scores on this survey.

I always hold high expectations for atheists (and agnostics) because the burden of proof against God is no them – despite what they think.

Next, should the sample questions provided in the article be truly representative of the 30 or so given to the participants, it is mockingly simple.

This is one of my concerns.

Are we American just plain oblivious to anything of substance?

My second concern is for the Catholic participants. According to the article, 55 percent of the faithful did not know the dogmatic truth concerning the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. This is the central element of Christian worship!

Anyway, take a gander at the sample questions and see how you do. It is easy that I scored 100.

Many Americans are stumped chumps on religion

From The New York Times: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Americans surveyed on their religious knowledge got half the questions wrong, including ones about their own faith.

There are couple of things about this story that disturb me. And it is not that atheists are the top scores on this survey.

I always hold high expectations for atheists (and agnostics) because the burden of proof against God is no them – despite what they think.

Next, should the sample questions provided in the article be truly representative of the 30 or so given to the participants, it is mockingly simple.

This is one of my concerns.

Are we American just plain oblivious to anything of substance?

My second concern is for the Catholic participants. According to the article, 55 percent of the faithful did not know the dogmatic truth concerning the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. This is the central element of Christian worship!

Anyway, take a gander at the sample questions and see how you do. It is easy that I scored 100.

Google Helps Prove that God Would Finish Rubik’s Cube in 20 Moves or Less

According to this story and thewhat seems to be the original from AFP, Google lent some researchers the computers that proved that “God’s Number” for completing the famous cube puzzle is 20 or less. This number had been theoriezed but never proven till now.

For us mere mortals the best number of moves has been just under 40 and just over 7 seconds for speed.

Seems like the “unknown known” is God. Check out the story: Study uncovers every possible Rubik’s Cube solution: Only 20 moves needed | Mail Online

Google Helps Prove that God Would Finish Rubik's Cube in 20 Moves or Less

According to this story and thewhat seems to be the original from AFP, Google lent some researchers the computers that proved that “God’s Number” for completing the famous cube puzzle is 20 or less. This number had been theoriezed but never proven till now.

For us mere mortals the best number of moves has been just under 40 and just over 7 seconds for speed.

Seems like the “unknown known” is God. Check out the story: Study uncovers every possible Rubik’s Cube solution: Only 20 moves needed | Mail Online

Google Helps Prove that God Would Finish Rubik’s Cube in 20 Moves or Less

According to this story and thewhat seems to be the original from AFP, Google lent some researchers the computers that proved that “God’s Number” for completing the famous cube puzzle is 20 or less. This number had been theoriezed but never proven till now.For us mere mortals the best number of moves has been just under 40 and just over 7 seconds for speed.

Seems like the “unknown known” is God. Check out the story: Study uncovers every possible Rubik’s Cube solution: Only 20 moves needed | Mail Online

Black parents give birth to white baby

But he added: “The hair is extremely unusual. Even many blonde children
don’t have blonde hair like this at birth.”

Blonde bombshell ... parents show newbornNmachi to sister Dumebi and bruv Chisom yesterday

Blonde bombshell … parents show newborn
Nmachi to sister Dumebi and bruv Chisom yesterday

PETER SIMPSON & NEIL HALL

The expert said some unknown mutation was the most likely explanation.

He admitted: “The rules of genetics are complex and we still don’t understand
what happens in many cases.”

The amazing birth comes five years after Kylie Hodgson became mum to twin
daughters – one white and the other black – in Nottingham.

Kylie, now 23, and her partner Remi Horder, now 21, are both mixed race.

Even so the odds were estimated at a million to one.

The Sun told in 2002 how a white couple had Asian twins after a sperm mix-up
by a fertility clinic.

Yesterday three-day-old Nmachi’s churchgoing mum Angela admitted that she was
“speechless” at first seeing her baby girl, who was delivered in a caesarean
op.

She said: “I thought, ‘What is this little doll?’

“She’s beautiful and I love her. Her colour doesn’t matter. She’s a miracle
baby.

H/T to Creative Minority Report.

Great story!

Just Say NO!

Just Say NO!

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You Can Say No to Your Teenager
And other Strategies for Effective Parenting in the 1990′s
Shalov, Sollinger, Spotts, Steinbrecher, Thorpe
1991

Gotta love the parenting books.   We have featured a couple of parenting books here and here .   I do like the featured “problem” of wearing black.  The second has more potential but I can save all the parents a ton of time reading these books with the following advice:  Don’t negotiate with terrorists and carry a gun. (Humorless reader alert: I am kidding and I am a survivor of teens so I get to say this!)

Looking forward to empty nest syndrome,

Mary

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This comes from a favorite blog of mine. As I understand it, this blog is run by a librarian for librarians. I am not a librarian. But I can appreciate some of the awful books that are posted on the site and this book is no exception.

Echoing the original post, I love the two examples from the back cover. The confirmation scenario probably has not changed much and I am sure many Catholic parents have faced similar. The second scenario hits a bit closer to home. No I was never busted drunk at 14 but I do have plenty of party experience and have rehearsed this in my mind and frankly there would be more that a loss of privileges once the child in question is out of medical danger.

I think Dr. Gregory Popcak should opine on this book.

History Channel Reveals the Truth Behind Intelligent Design

I want to the thank the History Channel for clarifying the truth behind Intelligent Design and the reality of God. That clarification comes in the form of the the historical fact (History Channel you know) that “Ancient Aliens” are the author of earthly human existence through artificial insemination and the flood, etc.


Closer Encounters

Reports of encounters with strange beings and sightings of mysterious objects in the sky have occurred throughout history. A 13th century historical book, Otia Imperialia, includes an account of a creature descending from a flying craft over Bristol, England. The log from Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to America contains a report of strange lights in the sky. Medieval art pieces depict disc-shaped objects floating in the heavens. Sightings of flying cigar-shaped crafts were reported during the Black Plague. And there were even discussions of extraterrestrial life among America’s Founding Fathers. Could these sightings, coming from every part of the world, from biblical times to present day, be evidence that aliens have been with us all along?

I just turned on the TV to check out the Dancing With the Stars results show (do not judge) and forgot that I left the TV tuned to the History Channel. As the boob-tube warmed up (no LCD – don’t judge) the image of the Bible stood before me with voice-over narrator saying, “But some believe that the Bible does not tell the whole story.”

I was intrigued. It did not take long to see the context of the statement. The show was discussing the Biblical account of Noah and the flood. I totally expected something discounting the Biblical account because of the appearance of the Flood account in the Epic of Gilgamesh. But instead of that there was no refutation of the Flood according to the Old Testament. Instead, I was presented with evidence explaining that there were architects to the Flood and they were aliens!

Here’s one for you Intelligent Designers – did you ever think that there is no God – just aliens. They designed us!

According to the Ancient Alien theory presented in this show, Noah was the product of arfitifcial insemination of homo sapien/alien seed. The proof is contained the a book found in the Dead Sea Scrolls that was not contained in the Hebrew Bible. Apparantly, this truth of canoncial text was also left out of the infallibly defined canon of Christian Scripture as set by the Catholic Church.

According to ancient alien theorists, extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago, sharing their expertise with early civilizations and forever changing the course of human history. But how did this concept develop, and is there any evidence to support it?

via history.com

Yup, sounds like a load. I mean, the proponents of this theroy are so intent on denying God that they present our modern origins as being produced through contact with aliens who are indeed our intelligent designers. All references to God, angeles and I am certain the miracles of Jesus Christ Himself are attributed to these creatures. Yet that is all they are – creatures.

Whatever man.

Just Say NO!

Just Say NO!

You Can Say No to Your Teenager
And other Strategies for Effective Parenting in the 1990′s
Shalov, Sollinger, Spotts, Steinbrecher, Thorpe
1991

Gotta love the parenting books.   We have featured a couple of parenting books here and here .   I do like the featured “problem” of wearing black.  The second has more potential but I can save all the parents a ton of time reading these books with the following advice:  Don’t negotiate with terrorists and carry a gun. (Humorless reader alert: I am kidding and I am a survivor of teens so I get to say this!)

Looking forward to empty nest syndrome,

Mary

Categories: weeding

This comes from a favorite blog of mine. As I understand it, this blog is run by a librarian for librarians. I am not a librarian. But I can appreciate some of the awful books that are posted on the site and this book is no exception.

Echoing the original post, I love the two examples from the back cover. The confirmation scenario probably has not changed much and I am sure many Catholic parents have faced similar. The second scenario hits a bit closer to home. No I was never busted drunk at 14 but I do have plenty of party experience and have rehearsed this in my mind and frankly there would be more that a loss of privileges once the child in question is out of medical danger.

I think Dr. Gregory Popcak should opine on this book.