December 2006

And this time it’s state sponsored. Just days after the the most Christian nation on the face of the earth celebrated the Holy Birth of the Son of the Everlasting God, its leaders turned Saddam Hussein over to his own people for a state sponsored killing. For those who frequent the Messenger and Advocate; but don’t venture much further into the Bloggernacle, I have posted my thoughts on Saddam’s exeuction over at the Bloggernacle Times. Feel free to drop by and share your thoughts if you are so inclined.

Jesus Christ–Son of God–Love’s Pure LightEach year, traditionally on Christmas Eve, the Editorial Page of the Wall Street Journal publishes this editorial. Each year, I read this editorial. Each year I am more moved than the last–impressed at its truth, clarity, and relevance in this failing and fallen world. May the Peace and Significance of this Season permeate our hearts, minds and souls through out the upcoming new year. (more…)

U[The Deseret News is reporting this afternoon, an incredibly tragic story of two sister missionaries who were killed in an automobile accident in Orlando, Florida: (more…)

I have a contact in the space industry who forwarded me an email with some photos of the Atlantis Space Shuttle launch 9/9/06, viewed from an unsusal perspective.  Originally I posted they were shot from the ISS; but, a commenter below has provided a link suggesting they were taken from a NASA high altitude research aircraft.  I really don’t know; but, I thought the photos were pretty cool. And, for a change of posting pace, I’m posting them below. (more…)

Senator Harry Reid

Just over a month after Americans spoke loudly and clearly that they wanted a new strategy in Iraq, if not the withdrawl of American forces from that war torn country, the new democratic majority leader, Senator Harry Reid has abdicated his leadership role by agreeing to a troop increase. (more…)

Round yon Virgin–Mother and Child

Today’s Deseret News carried an intresting article about the Virgin Mary, and how some scholars view her. Of course there is a great deal of discussion about whether the story of the Virgin Birth, or Virgin Conception is literal or figurative. Appropriately, it is entitled “A Matter of Faith. (more…)

warren-jeffs.jpg5th District Judge James L. Shumate has ruled that FLDS leader Warren Jeffs must stand trial on rape charges. This is not particularly surprising given the low threshold Utah had to meet; but, I think the prosecution still has a long row to hoe to convince a jury to convict on the accessory to rape charge. (more…)

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