July 06, 2006
from - Buck
I read a quote once that hit me like a diamond bullet right between the eyes. The quote said something like, “Fascism will come to America wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross”. I used to think it was John T. Flynn who said it back in the late 40’s but I am not sure.
I have never been able to find that quote since so I don’t know who to attribute it to or whether or not I just dreamed it.
But by the looks of things we are getting awfully close.
June 15, 2006
from - smijer
I'm an inerrantist -- I believe in the word of God -- I'm just not mad about it. - Frank Page [incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention]
I think if you haven't been inside the SBC culture, you may not realize the full meaning and humor behind this statement... but if your background is like mine, it will make you laugh.
I grew up Southern Baptist - I have memories from age twelve or earlier - of being confused over why the pastor was so incensed over the existence of "moderate" baptists; why so proud that our church and neighboring congregations with whom we once joined in some sort of mini-convention (I have only the vaguest recollection of it... I remember green walls and a series of boring and ineloquent speakers) were Southern Baptists, and not just any old kind. This was during the early Reagan years. Page seems to have very strong conservative credentials, but those opposed to him call him a moderate in sheeps clothing. That he won the job in spite of this criticism may be a sign of hope that the hard-core fundamentalism of the SBC is slipping.
Interestingly cited as a reason for Page's success was online activism from Baptist bloggers. Curious about what Baptist Bloggers blog? Check out their blog aggregator.
May 21, 2006
"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all." - H.L. Mencken
This one appears randomly at the top of the page from time to time, but it's worth preserving in static form today, I think.
May 12, 2006
from - Buck
I hope you all have a fantabulous weekend. Just be careful who you talk to and what you say over the telephone!