Category Archives: Religion
I am one of those evil Americans that didn’t vote yesterday. I had to work and sleep. Before you chastise me, I would be voting in a state where my vote would have been heavily overrun by many others. I know that isn’t an excuse but – frankly, if I had the option, I wouldn’t have voted for either anyway.
There are a few pros and some glaring cons to both sides so, to me, it was more of a “Which is the lesser evil?” situation.
That said, this one is for you!
Who did you vote for (or who would you have voted for, if you didn’t)?
To make this interesting, think of the biggest reason why you voted (or would’ve) for this candidate and sum it up in one word that you feel best explains your reasoning.
For example, if you were voting for Obama, you might have been interested in spreading the wealth. So you might say “sharing” as a word that would represent that. If you wanted Romney, maybe you were interested in changes promised by his Christian-themed morals, so you might say “morality”.
So, who was it?
A Malawian man has pleaded guilty to distribution of false documents after handing out pamphlets to warn people of the May 21, 2011 rapture – that never took place.
He, like so many others, shouldn’t have put their beliefs in Harold Camping.
The Malawian man was originally arrested but released on bail, later given a 6-month suspended sentence after – surprise – May 21st, when he obviously wasn’t raptured (just like everyone else).
According to the original story on France24.com, 34-year-old Saduki Mwambene (a bicycle repairman) now regrets having put his faith in Harold Camping, even conceding that he is “a false prophet”.
I’m sure he is just one of the many people in the huge group of Harold Camping’s followers that regrets investing anything in support and promotion of Harold Camping’s message.
According to Wikipedia, Malawi is a country in southeast Africa, bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique but separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. The estimated population is 13,900,000.
The Original Full Article: Malawi Man Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture
“Pre-Rapture”: It’s the End of the World as We Know It? And I Feel Fine?
Post-Rapture: Attention Harold Camping – We’re All Still Here, What Gives??
Malawian Man Sentenced for Wrongly Predicting End of the World – AOL
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – Africa News 247
Malawian Man Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – MSN
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – Yahoo
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed “Judgment Day” – Malawi News, Nyasa Times
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – StraitsTimes
Personally? To me? A joke is always a joke as long as you volunteer to hear it.
That means, if you go to watch a comedian, it implies that you’ve entered into an agreement with said comedian that he or she is permitted to express their views and opinions using whatever language they please.
That is implied even if they are one that seems to be rather well-known for pushing the envelope and being controversial.
Otherwise, why would you pay to see them?
Enter Kevin Rogers.
President Obama visited Joplin, Missouri one week after the tornadoes touched down, destroying homes, businesses, and many lives along with it. The tornado that touched down in Joplin was determined to be an EF5, which generally means the wind speeds were over 200 mph, was 3/4 wide, and lasted approximately 6 miles according to the NOAA.
In contrast, an EF0 tornado has wind speeds of less than 100mph but the “Enhanced Fujita Scale” (where the “EF” comes from) takes many more factors into consideration, such as the level of damage that occurred. The current operational F-Scale, as indicated by the NOAA, can be found here.
Obama gave a compelling message about not leaving Joplin forgotten. Hearing President Obama on the news was powerful enough to make me stop for a moment to listen.
I am glad that such a devastating occurrence is getting national and even worldwide media attention. (Obama states in his speech that while he was overseas, world leaders were coming up to him and expressing their concerns for the people of Joplin.)
The tornadoes that touched down in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Ringgold, Georgia and Apison, Tennessee, in comparison, only ranked EF4. There were 142 people killed in Joplin, Missouri with many more injured, and many people still unaccounted for. In the April outbreak that spanned several days (April 25-28), there were 327 confirmed deaths according to Wikipedia.
|Joplin, Missouri After Tornado Touchdown – News In US|
If you heard about the recent tornado touch down in Joplin, an EF4, then you’ve likely seen the pictures that go with the story. After having seen the tornado damage in person in Ringgold, Georgia and Apison and Bradley County in Tennessee, I can only imagine what those people are feeling.
What do you think when your home is flattened to a pile of rubble? Where do you start to pick up the pieces? When the entire area is one huge catastrophe who gets priority when help does arrive?