Friday, November 07, 2014

Ark Theme Park and other links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* 6 Side Gigs for Church Planters -- "Back in the day, we called this kind of ministry bi-vocational or tent making. And way back in the day, this was the only kind of ministry there was."
* Constitution Check: Will the Supreme Court reinforce majority rule in Congress? -- "The most recent court ruling on such a challenge, however, has led a new group of challengers to try again, and they are now attempting to persuade the Supreme Court to finally rule on the complaint."
* Is Believing In God Evolutionarily Advantageous? -- "Why is it, Bering wondered, that even a determined skeptic could not stop himself from perceiving the supernatural?  It really bothered him."
* Ken Ham’s Creationist Theme Park Is in Trouble for Religious Discrimination -- “Nestled among the requirements for all job applicants were three troubling obligatory documents: 'Salvation testimony,' 'Creation belief statement,' and a 'Confirmation of your agreement with the AiG statement of faith.'”
 ** Ark park tax incentives in limbo over hiring
 ** Creationists’ Noah’s Ark Theme Park Has Kentucky Alleging Religious Discrimination
* Man ordered to pay child support for child that isn't his -- "Carnell Alexander's ex-girlfriend named him as the father of her child in the early 1990s when a social worker told her she had to provide a name to receive income assistance."
* Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation’ -- “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.”
* The Secret in Abraham Lincoln's Pocket Watch -- "President Lincoln never knew the hidden message he carried with him every day."
* U.S. Support for Euthanasia Hinges on How It's Described -- "Although religious convictions often play a large role in one's support or opposition, the way the act of euthanasia is worded affects Americans' views on it, underscoring the issue's sensitivity."

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