April 27, 2005

Links With Your Eye Boogers - Wednesday

from - smijer

Ok, maybe not in the league with Links With Your Coffee, where it is pointed out that "Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training," and that David Horowitz is a putz. Nonetheless Wednesday Eye Booger Links:

First up, an action alert on the new Mandatory sentencing guidelines being debated in Congress. If you think that our criminal justice system doesn't have a problem, you haven't been paying attention.

Unitarians at Oak Ridge UU are speaking out (registration req.) about the impending demise of TennCare.

The path from faith to none makes the news. Maybe the fella could use a little UUism to soften him up, but he don't seem to be doin' so bad.... Related, I missed the deadline, but Freespace posted the COTG Sunday. Go fill up on Godless Goodness.

New images from an old bird. Let's keep her flyin'....

Happy Hump Day, one & all.

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Posted by smijer at April 27, 2005 07:57 AM
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Concerning "from faith to none" the Anderson Independent is the most popular newspaper in my hometown. We are only about 45 minutes from Anderson, South Carolina. Here is a copy of a letter to the editor that I sent to The Independent commenting on the Deanhardt piece. They ran it on April 18th.

I really enjoyed the in-depth look at the life and times of Michael Deanhardt featured in the April 11 issue. For many years I have been reading his opinion pieces in the paper. Sometimes I have agreed with him and sometimes I have disagreed with him but I have always admired his courage and candor.

I must admit that when I found out that Mr. Deanhardt abandoned his faith because of his inability to walk on water I was amused. Raising the dead is an ability that could be useful at times but about all you can do with walking on water is impress your friends and neighbors down at the lake. When it comes to miracles walking on water does not rank very high on the list and I am not so sure that I would want to do it even if I could.

I noticed in the photograph of Mr. Deanhardt that the mailbox he is leaning on is numbered 355. Those who study Biblical numerology contend that 35 is the number that represents hope and 5 is the number that represents grace.

My hope is that Mr. Deanhardt will remember from his past Bible studies that the grace of that "mysterious power" is sufficient for us all.

Deanhardt is a trip and he keeps the Bible-belters in a continual frenzy over here. I think he would be lots of fun to know.

univar.jpg Posted by Buck on April 27, 2005 11:37 AM
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