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The audio above is from a 1959 interview with the revered Ayn Rand. In her words:
You love only those who deserve it. Man has free will. If a man wants love, he must correct his flaws and he may deserve it. But he cannot expect the unearned.
As you’ll see in the video, her philosophy on love alone, not to mention her broader philosophies, is in direct contradiction with what Christ espoused. In fact, the interviewer mentions Jesus and loving all, being our brother’s keeper.Permalink
The Internet of Things is heating up today with the introduction of the June Intelligent Oven.
June instantly recognizes commonly cooked foods as you put them inside. It can also give you cooking tips for your favorite dishes and automatically adjust cooking times.
It’s got a camera and sensors inside to monitor your food’s core temperature, a beautiful touch interface, iPhone and iPad app for monitoring your food remotely and so many smart features. If I had $1500 dollars, I’d buy one. Sucks to be broke in an age with so much cool stuff to buy.Permalink
Great assessment from Beck:
It’s no surprise people are saying, “Christian, I’m not Christian.” Why would you call yourself Christian? Those numbers continue to dwindle for good reason. You define yourself as a Christian, and you’re going to be defined by society as narrow-minded, hateful, judgmental.
- Believing marriage between a man and woman used to be ammunition or still is used as ammunition to say you hate gays.
- Saying prayer in school is akin to forcing nonbelievers to conform against their will.
- Teaching intelligent design is literally likened to child abuse now, mocked as anti-science.
- Virginity is mocked.
- Being pro-life is being spun as a war on women
So growing up today as a millennial, that is damn near impossible. Who would intentionally put themselves in a crowd that society has deemed anti-gay, anti-women, anti-science? I mean, sign me up. It’s a harder sell to young people in a culture that bombards them with anti-Christian messaging, but I honestly don’t think that’s the problem. I think that’s part of the problem, but I don’t think that’s the real problem.
All great reasons, but then he points out how from the outside we appear to be hypocritical, argumentative, and worse. One might agree or disagree, but this point is solid:
The reason for this is, as every believer knows, we’re all human beings. We’re all flawed. We’re all liars and cheats and thieves to some extent. We’re at church, at least I am, because it’s a hospital. It’s a spiritual hospital, and we don’t recognize it as that.
I’ve made this point as often as I can, but again we should always make people aware. I am not perfect. I am not righteous, pious, or good. I am the wretch the song refers to. That is why I go to church. That is why I need Jesus Christ. Yes, my faith is a crutch. The difference between the Christian and the sinner is that the Christian recognizes that leaning on Christ is better than hobbling around all day. We are not better than anyone and we don’t want people to follow our lead. We want them to follow our leader, Jesus Christ.Permalink
It’s usually hard to take Schwarzenegger seriously, but this film actually looks very promising as a serious drama. With zombies?Permalink