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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Sunspots 425

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Christianity: My church, The Wesleyan Church, has a position paper on homosexuality. A good one. (Note -- it was published in 2010, so is not just a reaction to the recent Supreme Court decision.)

Health: The Guardian says that the source of pain in fibromyalgia has finally been identified. It's nerve fibers in the hand.

The LA Times reports on a "reverse vaccine" for diabetes. It helps prevent the immune system from attacking the cells that make insulin.

Science: Linguistic science, that is. Business Insider has published over 20 maps of the continental US, showing differences in pronunciation (or vocabulary) by region. Interesting.

Sports: (Sort of) The Telegraph reports on an unusual group of football matches, being played between robot teams, with the, er, goal, of being good enough to beat humans in a couple of dozen years or so. (that's the football that everyone besides some North Americans call football -- we mostly call it soccer)

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atlibertytosay said...

The only issue that I have with the "position paper" from the church is this line:

"At the other end of the spectrum are the people who attend those parades and wave banners that boldly proclaim “God hates gays.” "

That is essentially saying Westboro Baptist without saying Westboro Baptist. In no way do I consider them the extreme opposite to a gay activist. I see them as demon possesed, and straightforwardly in Satan's grip. They are a stumbling block and only end up inciting the gay community and getting Christians to hate them and some to say privately, "Well you know, they might have a point."

Otherwise, I completely agree with the stance. Just because you were made a certain way doesn't mean that you are suppose to fulfill any sort of destiny outside of the pursuit yours and others salvation.

Jeffrey Dahmer was obviously born to be a serial killer. He had the choice of whether to kill people and put their heads in his refrigerator.

Martin LaBar said...

I think I agree with you. Thanks!