***Read an interesting quote in a blog this morning:
“The Christian life is a life characterized by true and spontaneous creativity. Consequently, a disciple is subject to the same charge that was leveled against Jesus Christ, namely, the charge of inconsistency. But Jesus Christ was always consistent in His relationship to God, and a Christian must be consistent in his relationship to the life of the Son of God in him, not consistent to strict, unyielding doctrines. People pour themselves into their own doctrines, and God has to blast them out of their preconceived ideas before they can become devoted to Jesus Christ.”
~ Oswald Chambers
I like Oswald Chambers, but I have to take exception to this quote. God's doctrine *is* "strict and unyielding" in the sense that it it His intent that we believe the Bible is true and He means what He says. Perhaps Chambers meant that those of us who are practicing extraBiblical rituals, believing them to be necessary for salvation, need to be "blasted." At first blush, though, the quote seems to be saying that Christians should be flexible in their beliefs, and that I vehemently disagree with.
***Obama calls delay of his pick for attorney general "crazy." No, it's because she would be an unqualified disaster, just as Eric Holder has been. Stay strong, Republicans. You know the race and gender accusations are coming.
"This is embarrassing, a process like this," Obama said.
No sir, YOU are embarrassing.
***Iran's Zarif vows unlimited nuclear enrichment unless sanctions end. Right, and we believe he'll stop if they are ended? He's managed to push Obama around up until now, no reason to believe this latest threat won't work.
***Throw them all in jail. Of course they're going to cry RACIST, that's how they get away with their thuggery. Time to stop caring about what they call you and enforce the law.
The best explanation for black mob violence just might come from a place where it is an everyday fact of life: Memphis.
“It’s fun,” said one black person to a local reporter inquiring about why so many “teens” are so eager to be so violent.
But the central organizing feature of the violence is not age. It is race. The members of these mobs are black.
That goes for Memphis, Louisville, Indianapolis, and the hundreds of other cities big and small where black mob violence has resisted every other explanation. And solution.