Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Tulsa Makes National News

It is embarrassing that I live in a city that is in the national news for its resident exorcist. Yes I said exorcist. Bob Larson has a ministry in Tulsa that claims to take demons out of people. He also takes money out of wallets too. When you watch the video (see below), pay attention to the people in his audience. It disgusts me to see the weak-minded people taken advantage of like that. I think Bob Larson needs his pedestal knocked out from under him.

Go to www.cnn.com using internet explorer, firefox doesn't seem to work, and copy the line below into the address bar to see the video.
Oh yeah, you'll have to temporarily allow pop-ups also.

Maybe some of you who commented on my last post need to go see this quack.

UPDATE: Bob Larson Ministries is headquartered in Denver Colorado. I checked out his website and it looks like he travels all over North America spreading his bullshit and collecting poor people's money.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Am I Evil?

Turns out I am not.

How evil are you?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Take My Survey

I created a survey to collect data on the readers that land on my blog. Please take the survey only once. I will post the results when enough responses have been gathered.

Why Not Stork Theory?

This makes about as much sense as teaching creation based ID alongside biology. Someone emailed this to me. A little humor never hurts. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Science v Religion

Here is an interesting lecture discussing the issue of religion in an age of science. I've only watched about the first 15 minutes of it. It's a little over an hour long. It was filmed back in January, but I just found it today. I mainly posted it here so I wouldn't forget to watch the rest of it when I have time.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Ramblings Part II

Well its not that I’ve run out of things to blog about, its that I can’t figure out what is the most interesting or important. Here are some of the topics that I’m psyched about.

Mars - Our newest efforts to explore Mars has entered into orbit around the red planet. I’m anxious to see the hi-resolution pictures start streaming in. I was fantasizing about the day that humans inhabit Mars. When we send video messages by radio frequencies from Mars to Earth, there will be a delay of over 4 minutes. (48 million miles / 186000 miles per second) But if we had a powerful telescope that could watch the person making the video message, the image from the telescope would appear simultaneous to the message.

Turkey Shoot – Last week was the last week for my pool league. Today is a tournament where the top shooters from each team compete for prize money and fun. I happened to win more games than my team mates, so I get the honor in participating in the Turkey Shoot. I spent some time practicing yesterday and it went well, but it’s different when the pressure is on. Wish me luck.

Primary Mayoral – I voted on the 7th in the local primaries for mayor of Tulsa. It turns out that my candidate for mayor and city council lost. Does this mean I get to complain when things don’t go my way? I’ve always heard that if you don’t vote you can’t complain.

Las Vegas – On Tuesday this week I’m off to Las Vegas for the NSCA Expo. I will be attending courses in WiFi networks, VLAN fundamentals, Programming for the Human Interface, and a couple of business related seminars. I don’t plan on gambling too much, but it will be cheaper to plug a nickel machine and get the free drinks than to buy the drinks at the bar. The last time I was there I spent $12 for two Coronas. I plan on taking the laptop and keeping up the blog while there, if I can get Internet access in the hotel.

There are other topics in the news and in my life, but most of the topics in the news have been well covered by Stardust and others. The happenings in my life are pretty boring by comparison.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Political Misconduct

Politicians that want to add creationism in Oklahoma public school science classrooms will go to any length to get their measures passed. I would hope that our intelligentsia learned from the Pennsylvania Judge Jones ruling. He said it was ridiculous to teach religion in schools, that it violates the establishment clause of the first amendment of the constitution. Read the 139 page ruling.

In Oklahoma there is a large number of fundamental literalistic christians that want to negate everything that good science has discovered about the origin of life on this planet. Therefore, the intelligent and informed representatives of this state have voted to pass a resolution rather than possibly lose votes from their constituents. The one politician that would speak against the issue was cut off in mid-sentence. Someone turned his microphone off! Read the details.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Some People Compare Bush to Hitler

A Colorado schoolteacher apparently made the comparison, a student recorded it, and the teacher was suspended from his teaching duties. The father of the student said there wasn’t equal time given to opposing views. I guess as a schoolteacher you shouldn’t preach your personal views on politics or religion in class. How does this compare to giving equal time to each and every worldview? If we would keep religion out of public schools, should we keep politics out as well? The answers to these questions would be answered by some that say political science is science and should be fair and balanced in schools (Not FOX style of fair and balanced!) and religion is not science and shouldn’t be taught in public schools at all. Read the story on CNN.

I’m glad that the teacher had the support of 150 students who protested the decision to suspend him. I’m betting that the father of the student who recorded the lecture is a right wing gun toting god fanatic. However, there are quite a few of those people in our society today. They are organized and powerful in social and political circles. Here’s a good website to keep an eye on. The Religious Right Watch.