Wednesday, February 23, 2005

This 'n' That

  • Brian "Head" Welch of Korn is giving up his spot in the band for Jesus. Thousands of skanky-looking teens are confused.

  • This just in: liberals are bad. Did you know we're all pacifistic traitors?

    Almost every great evil has been solved by war - from slavery in America to the Holocaust in Europe. Auschwitz was liberated by soldiers making war, not by pacifists who would have allowed the Nazis to murder every Jew in Europe.

    Quick, somebody make sure Jesus got the memo. Oh, and make sure he says "personal accounts" while you're at it.

  • Another addition to the enemies list: Christmas tree decorations. See, dear? We told you those things were evil!

  • Matisyahu fans, alert! Your favorite Hasidic reggae-rapper was recently on the Carson Daly show. Cool.

  • Another Guardian mental health story:

    Government advisers have refused to set a three-minute time limit for the face-down restraint of mental health patients, despite recommendations by an inquiry commissioned by the NHS.


    Sue Johnston, a psychiatrist and member of the group which developed the guidelines for managing disturbed and violent behaviour, said it was dangerous to assume that three minutes was "magically safe".

    "There is no safe time. Any intervention is potentially hazardous," she said.

  • In our last Roundup, we linked to a NYT story on autism. Come to find out the Centers for Disease Control is doing a publicity drive to raise awareness of the issue. Explains one of the storylines on Scrubs last night.

  • Little ones, we would not leave you without some encouragement. Thus this post from A Religious Liberal Blog. Seems the Disciples of Christ have been growing in the past couple of years.

    Big deal, you say? Well, the DoC are a solidly middle-of-the-road denomination, only slightly to the right of the UCC. So if they're growing--and can do it with Hispanics in places like Alabama--there just might be some hope for us pinko Christers after all.

At 9:33 AM, Blogger gordbrown48 said...

For the record, the DoC is linked in history to the UCC. The Disciples was the northern part of the same movement that became the Christian Church in the South. The Christian Church is of course one of the precursors of the UCC. I know that there have been negotiations between the UCC and the DoC to bring the latter into the fold, but they have yet to succeed. Don't know what the issues are but God works in his own time.


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