From Google Earth and cars that drive themselves (only fallible by human error) to holding government records and being the number one bibliographical source for school reports/people wanting to sound educated via quote, Google has now annexed Motorola Mobility (aka, inventor of the cell phone) and taken one step closer to controlling everything about your life. Presumably it was done to protect the Android market, against potential lawsuits concerning patent violations. If you can’t beat ‘em, buy’em.
Yeah, you read that right. Small Pacific island nation called Niue just released a new set of coinage, and it’s FREAKING STAR WARS. Carry the Force in your pocket, how cool is that? As for the US dollar, what a piece of junk!
Sort of. Goodbye Pawlenty, Hello P(a)rry. The real frontrunners begin to show as the Ames Straw Poll (whatever significance it serves) passes. Jimmy Kimmel is my hero for the above video. And here’s a related article: CLICK After Obama’s approval ratings drop to their lowest yet, it seems more likely that one of these folks will be el Presidente come 2012, if Google hasn’t gone Cyberdyne on us by then.
I’ll Just Leave This Here (They’re Better Than Me)
Thoughts of the Day
I was reading 1 Timothy yesterday, which is basically about how the church should be structured. In the fourth chapter it says:
1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer
That got me thinking about the Middle Aged Catholic Church, prior to the Protestant reformation, that forbade marriage amongst the clergy.
And that got me thinking as to how sometimes the Church, though claiming to live by God’s Word, can miss it in a very human way.
And that got me to thinking how much the world (ie, those not a part of the church) judge what Christianity is by what the Church (universal) does, and not necessarily by what the Bible says. Notice the distinction between the two, they’re not always in line. And one misrepresentation can misrepresent everyone. Look at Westboro, look at the Norwegian terror attacks, look at the 9/11 attacks.
A little bit of yeast can leaven the whole batch.
And that’s why it’s so important as a Christian to continually be in the Word, and live by it, and not by some personally biased excerpt or extremism. To quote Billy Graham, and I think I saw this on my friend Hannah’s Facebook initially (creeper be creepin’), “We are the Bibles that the world is reading.”