How’s this? Better I hope. Courtesy of Tracie’s URL links.
An article from yesterday on John C. Wright’s blog about a different topic, but this is an aside that should make people pause:
This second question is by no means new. The question was put AD 797, by the scholar Alcuin of the court of Charlemagne, echoing the words of St Paul in an address to Higbald, bishop of Lindisfarne, where the monks spent more time chanting the lays of Ingeld than chanting the liturgies and hours: “What has Ingeld to do with Christ?”
Alcuin was perhaps exasperated that the monks should be heeding heroic Norse epics, but it is noteworthy (and may indeed, in this postchristian age, be unknown to the general reader) that the Christian civilization is the only civilization in history which made any attempt to preserve rather than obliterate the memory of their pagan forefathers.
Like refusing to tear down the high places?
Well, the Hebrews were commanded to destroy everything around them pagan.
Christianity though, unlike most religions, is not coupled with national pride, a culture, or a particular people group like Islam, Judaism, etc.
So, there really is no need for Christianity to operate as culture or nationality.
G.K. Chesterton wrote, in “The Ballad of the White Horse,” “‘Tis only Christian men / Guard even heathen things.”
Yes, it’s a real tragedy that this fact is so unknown. The Progressive/Anti-Christian/Atheists of today have it in their best interest to paint Christianity in the most negative light possible, and this would dispute some of what is now US secular dogma.
I didn’t read the whole article, so I will understand if your response is RTFM
Is he trying to get at the fact that instead of hiding our sinful past our Bible tells in grim detail the sinful nature and failures of our forefathers or is he just commenting on the fact that many of the historical documents were preserved by churches ?
Love ya,Tink!Happy birthday…being born in August puts you in illustrious company:me and Fritz!
A very happy birthday to you ,Tink.
Happy Birthday, Tink.
Happy birthday Tink!
For all you Tim Tebow fans out there, if he tries to play an entire season the way he tried to play last night, he will not have a long career in the NFL. He’s either incredibly dumb or hardheaded, because I know those coaches told him to get out of bounds or not take hits that he could avoid…the way the Cowboys hit him on a couple of plays he’s gonna be feeling it today.
Also found it interesting that one of the Cowboys announcers (a former NFL player) said during the warm-ups that Tebow had the worst passing accuracy he’d seen in a while, that he just wasn’t very sharp on his passing, which in the game was true with the exception of a few really good passes…interesting if you’re into football.
And in other news Jerry Jones is still a tool.
Yes…I did see that we had NFL exhibition games last night! Yippee! Something besides Baseball. Football is my first love.
Happy birthday, Tink. I just clapped my hands, because I believe in you.
I’d say “fool”.Best thing you can say about Jerry Jones is that he isn’t Dan Snyder.
Thank you all for the lovely wishes (and especially Wankette for the cake, the links and especially for clearing up the LQ mystery ).
I believe in you too, Lars.
Happy Birthday Tink!
Happy birthday to our very own cookie fairy! I’m glad you’re around to brighten the place up a bit.
I didn’t know today was link day at 3d….I left mine in my other purse.
Penn State Players All Worried They’re Going To Be The One Who Accidentally Kills Joe Paterno
“Every game, every quarter, every down, I’m terrified I might be the one who kills Joe Paterno,” said junior wideout Curtis Drake, who now refuses to run sideline routes. “It’s not just playing football, either. The tough part is all the little things, like staying 3 feet from him when he’s talking so you don’t use up all the oxygen in the air, and making sure he’s not standing in your shadow, where he could get cold.”
“There are just so many ways we could potentially kill this man,” Drake added.
From The Onion, of course.
Too damn funny — love it!
All of this would be a moot point, too, had Coach Paterno been walking a little more to the left back in ’91, wherein Sandcarvers lead singer AJ Laird had to veer his car sharply away from the side of the road where the Coach suddenly decided to step off the grass into the pavement. I’m sure that would have made Rufus happy, though.
Hey hey! Happy birthday Tinkles! You do make this poor testosterone ruined place a bit easier to handle and a LOT better on the eyes
TGIF, and a big happy birthday to the Cookie Queen!
A very happy birthday to The Notorious T.I.C.!
Since I’ve given this song to nearly everyone on their birthdays, with the blessed exception of my own(phew) here’s your birthday song!
Dr Seuss 2011
I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like ex-speaker Nan, I do not like this ‘YES WE CAN’.
Cookie worthy for sure. I guess Tink’s already three sheets to the wind! She deserves it. I’ll give you a cookie since she’s not here at the moment, Jimmy! I’ll pay for it later!
Not drunk (yet), although I will try to put Eric’s present to good use later.
Tonk shot for you and one for your friend.
It’s my wife’s aunt who posted it, but when I see her at Thanksgiving I’ll be sure to give her the shot on your behalf.
Again, my gratitude for the good wishes, Threedonia! (Good thing you were being so sweet, Schplatt, since it sounds like you are talking to your cat. )
Have a great weekend, everyone!
My favorite birthday so far: “Happiness is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel its warmth.”
I saw that earlier and was saddened by it. I don’t know much about him or his life, but being by yourself in a Hollywood hotel at the end seems very sad.
Not even Hollywood — Woodland Hills. Not sure if that’s sadder or not.
Vampires, walking through the valley …
The Berlin Wall, first erected August 13, 1961, was built to prevent people from East Berlin from crossing the border to West Berlin and was taken down on November 9, 1989. If I shared a birthday with the wall, I would be on sangria kick too.
Happy Birthday, Tink and many happy returns of the day.
First, Fritz says women can’t get ED, then you are talking about things being erected – make up your mind, fellas.
And it looks like I dodged a bullet there, Goatherd, since I was born on the TWELFTH not the THIRTEENTH.
Although, Cleopatra killed herself and the MLB strike of 1994 started on this date, so those weren’t exactly great either.
Oh! NEVERMIND!!!!! Fortunately, 3D missed my birthday, so I don’t have to worry about erections of the day.