Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Friday, August 04, 2006

Around the World Wide Web

I now have the Internet at home, so I am hoping to blog even more! Well, I don't know about how much more; we got the Internet primarily for my lovely wife to have web access to email her girlfriends and the missionaries we support. But I can at least work on my series articles on KJV onlyism and answering Chaz the anarchist, Christ hater and get them posted quicker.

In the mean time, I came upon some interesting links this week. I thought I would share:

1) I attended Master's Seminary with Todd Bolen and sat next to him in Dr. Robert Thomas's infamous New Testament Introduction. I didn't get to know him any more than the occasional class room interaction, but I have been following him now and then since his move to Israel to teach.

His residence in Israel gives him a unique perspective of the whole Israel-Lebanon-Hezbollah war waging at the moment. I appreciated his post, 10 reasons why Hezbollah must be destroyed. Imagine some one rounded up all the pathological serial killers in the world, organized them into a militia group, than armed them to kill Jews. You would have Hezbollah. That is why I hope Israel is able to extinguish the group from existence - in word: total extinction.

2) One of my faithful GTY volunteers, who is also a reader of my blog, sent me an article telling about James Cameron's possible documentary covering the Exodus. Yes, you read that right. James "Terminator" Cameron, mr. king-of-the-world, my heart will go on, Titanic director, is teaming up with someone named Simcha Jacobovici to create a documentary called The Exodus Decoded that will air on the History Channel on August 20th.

The writer of the article calls it "a provocative new documentary" and one has to wonder why he describes it this way seeing that there are Bible themed documentaries airing on cable channels all the time. It quite possibly could be due to the fact that Cameron and Jacobovici are approaching the subject as truly happening, something the mainstream secular world denies flat out never occurred. In fact, the documentary, at least according to the article, even suggest an Exodus date of 1500 BC, which is closer to the date obtained by biblical chronologies and 300 years BEFORE the accepted date of those Egyptologists who believe an Exodus of sorts did take place. I would be curious to see this one.

3) Scott McClare, the Crusty Curmudgeon, doesn't blog enough in my opinion, but when he does, he always presents some interesting material. Currently, he has posted a couple of blogs debunking a variety of 911 conspiracies: A Whole Lotta Stupid and Terrorsplotation. I love conspiracy theories; I don't believe any of them, however. The 911 conspiracy is one that is a study of the absurd, because the events were so public. Of course, that only adds "credibility" to the conspiracy because being so public allows the unnamed "them" to get away with it. In a sense, hide in plain sight.

Probably the most out of the world (literally) is the guy who believe aliens did 911. His site is filled with flash images of unidentified flying objects circling the twin towers, or flying away from them after an explosion that is suppose to be one of the airplanes. My favorite is of a bird shaped object flying above the scene that is describe on the website as, "Draco Reptilian (Dragon) with psionic abilities such as invisibility and bio-antigravity." Right. I can see all those dots connecting right in front of my eyes. I am sure Al Mohler had something to do with it to.

4) Are you as sick to death about the media coverage of passionate Mel "Mad Braveheart" Gibson as I am? What about the phony outrage by all the liberal pro-Jewish anti-defamation groups calling for Mel to be drawn and quartered on live TV? What about all the Christians wanting to grant Mel unconditional forgiveness because he happened to make a "really anointed" Jesus movie. Cal Thomas has some thoughtful insights about Mel's drunken anti-Jew rant.

I still think The Road Warrior is one of his best movies, though.


Blogger surfer boy said...

You don't believe any conspiracies Fred? You are really so blind as to believe the governments version of 911? And I suppose you also believe that Oswald acted alone?

2:18 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger Frank Martens said...

Have you seen the nativity story is coming out in theaters?

3:29 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Do you know if they are going to have 3 wisemen or a whole host?

What about a drummerboy?


8:28 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger pilgrim said...

Mel Gibson did not make a "really annointed" Jesus movie--he made a "really Roman Catholic" Jesus & Mary movie.

9:34 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger Hank T said...

Fred doesn't believe in conspiracies. Therefore, he believes that Oswald acted alone. Am I right Fred?

11:01 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger the Pilgrim said...

Don't you think it's kinda funny that a 50,000 page bill passes congress just a few days after 9/11? A bill that enslaves us and creates a police state? A bill that never would have been passed without the "excuse" of 9/11?

11:21 PM, August 04, 2006  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Mel Gibson did not make a "really annointed" Jesus movie--he made a "really Roman Catholic" Jesus & Mary movie.

(fred) Agreed. The really anointed comment came from Pat Robertson. Recall that I was speaking of evangelicals.

Surfer wrote:
Fred doesn't believe in conspiracies. Therefore, he believes that Oswald acted alone. Am I right Fred?

Not on the grand, world wide, government scale, so yes, Oswald acted alone. The so-called "magic bullet" that supposedly "turned in mid-air" is highly exaggerated and there is a physical explaination for why JFKs head went back in the direction it did. All of the "evidence" that is suppose to prove Oswald worked together (or was a patsy) with someone else is easily refuted.

Don't you think it's kinda funny that a 50,000 page bill passes congress just a few days after 9/11? A bill that enslaves us and creates a police state? A bill that never would have been passed without the "excuse" of 9/11?

(Fred) What 50,000 page bill? The Patriot Act? All the laws in the Patriot Act were already in force to hunt down drug dealers and organized crime syndicates. The Patriot Act merely expanded those laws to include domestic terrorists and allowed for complete co-operation between all federal law enforcement agencies. The Patriot Act was necessary years ago and if it had been around pre-911, more than likely this plot would had been stopped.
The only folks who hate the Patriot Act and want it shut down are pedophiles, drug heads and the ACLU. As long as a person doesn't molest children, engage in drug traffiking, and isn't a hard core anti-Bush liberal conspirtorial nut, you shouldn't worry about the ramifications of the Patriot Act.

As we get closer to September, I plan to write a blog article on the 5th anniversary of 911 and maybe I will consider all these conspiracies. They all have been soundly debunked. Popular Mechanics was one of the first outfits that provided some sound debunking.


10:30 AM, August 05, 2006  
Blogger Hank T said...

You sure are living in a fantasy world. It's well documented that over 100 people were killed to coverup the JFK killing. These included even dancers in Jack Ruby's nightclub as well as Dorothy Kilgallen who had interviewed Ruby in his cell. The US government reopened the investigation in 1978. Before they could testify, 8 more witnesses were killed. THE US GOVERNMENT CONCLUDED THAT THE MURDER OF JFK WAS THE RESULT OF A CONSPIRACY. Are you saying the US government was wrong?
From the Grassy Knoll

2:04 PM, August 05, 2006  
Blogger Hank T said...

The Patriot Act cancels all our freedoms under the US Constitution including trial by jury.
I think that you simply won't believe any truths that make you uncomfortable or that go against your presuppositions or your church.

Here's what you have said recently:
1 The Patriot Act is good for America.
2 Oswald acted alone
3 The UN is not creating a world government
4 The UN is not Satanic
5 You can be a Christian and be dedicated to the UN agenda
6 Grace Church is not being infiltrated by the church growth movement.
Do you see a pattern here? Your credibility is highly questionable.

2:31 PM, August 05, 2006  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Wow Hank,
You managed to weave together the JFK assassination, the UN, the Patriot Act and alleged church growth at Grace Church. I simply stand amazed.

What is sad, however, is that you call yourself a Bible believing Christian.


9:09 PM, August 05, 2006  
Blogger Hank T said...

I am a Bible believing Christian with the Spirit of Truth and that's why I speak the truth.
You, on the other hand, speak lies.
You say Oswald acted alone. That is a lie. You say the UN is not Satanic. That is a lie. You believe someone can be dedicated to the UN agenda and be a Christian. That is a lie. You mock the truth and you mock things you don't understand. Is that what a true Christian does? And it doesn't matter how much factual evidence you are confronted with--you will still maintain your position because you've been brainwashed. I'm outta here!

1:18 AM, August 06, 2006  
Blogger Fred Butler said...


Before you keep the screen door from bumping your fanny on the way out, I hope you will consider how utterly absurd your conspiratorial worldview sounds, because I think it is detrimental to your spiritual health.

When I wrote that I was suprised that you believe all these things and yet call yourself a Bible-believing Christian, I just know that Christians don't worry themselves about conspiracy theories. Your worldview of conspiracy theories don't honor the sovereignty of God in working out his plan of redemption and it demonstrates a personal paranoia about the world we live in that Christians should not have. We are to fear not, yet you have great suspicion about everything around you: The government, the U.N., etc.

You claim to be submitted to the truth, but you are defining the truth as whether or not someone agrees with you as to Oswald acting alone or together with co-conspirators. That does not concern the truth of scripture Hank. The JFK assassination is totally irrelevant to a functional belief in the Bible as God's Word, yet you make it a dividing line issue.

Such attitudes are not spiritually healthy, Hank, and I am alarmed to the fact you do not understand this.


6:31 AM, August 07, 2006  
Blogger Highland Host said...

I loved that ridiculous 9-11 article! Another proof that the natural man will believe anything other than the Gospel.

1:31 PM, August 07, 2006  

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