Sharon and I were honored to participate with Wesley J. Smith of the Discovery Institute and National Review Online in the Q & A session after this screening tonight via Google Hangout. People of faith can see where the transhuman techno-crusade leads — it’s a twisted theology that completely buys into the oldest lie in the Book (“ye shall be as gods”).
But as Wesley pointed out, if we frame the debate in theological terms, we lose. Most people will tune out any argument based on religion because they won’t be able to see past those differences. This is too important an issue to let it derail over the premise.
The bottom line is this: transhumanism is eugenics with a sci-fi veneer. Think Hitler with gene-splicing capability and you get the idea.
My “seemer” (as in, “Something doesn’t seem right about this”) is apparently right again — this time, about the flood of pink at NFL games this month:
It is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the NFL is doing its part to support the cause as the league has become saturated in pink. However, off the field, it is a different story.
Many of the items seen on the field can also be purchased in the NFL’s online shop. But while the items on the field will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society, it is less clear how much of the sales of pink gear in the NFL Shop go towards research.
According to the website, by purchasing pink items in the NFL Shop, fans can “support the fight against breast cancer with pink NFL breast cancer awareness gear.” Of course, there is a huge difference between supporting “awareness” and donating money to research. In the case of the former, most of the money ends up in the pockets of billionaire NFL owners.
“Awareness” is difficult to quantify. As the #2 cause of death among American adults, it’s a good bet that most of us are “aware” of cancer. And while it’s good to encourage women to be screened on a regular basis, I question the effectiveness of pink shoes on a 350-pound offensive lineman as a reminder.
It seems to me the pink tsunami every October has more to do with NFL owners creating more officially licensed inventory for their stores than with finding a cure.
Or not. Actually, maybe that’s best:
Amid inspirational talk, chanted mantras and shouts of victory at a late-night firewalking event attended by thousands Thursday came agonized shrieks from followers whose soles were scorched by the superheated coals, witnesses said.
At least 21 people were treated for burn injuries after taking part in the crowning event of the first day of a Tony Robbins function downtown, including at least three who went to the hospital, a San Jose fire captain said.
The people who suffered various second- and third-degree burn injuries were among more than 6,000 who attended the motivational speaker’s event at the San Jose Convention Center called “Unleash the Power Within.”
“Mind over matter” is thinly veiled occultism. I’ll wait for the event called “Unleash the Fire Hose Without.”
A Reuters headline this week proclaims Abortion safer than giving birth:
Dr. Elizabeth Raymond from Gynuity Health Projects in New York City and Dr. David Grimes of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, found that between 1998 and 2005, one woman died during childbirth for every 11,000 or so babies born.
That compared to one woman of every 167,000 who died from a legal abortion.
It’s all in how you do the math — or in this case, how you define “death”.
By my count, about 15 women die for every 167,000 children born. That’s compared to one woman plus 167,000 children for every 167,000 abortions.
It seems clear that legal abortion is about 15 times more deadly than childbirth.
From Maher’s show Friday night:
“Every black person scares [Republicans] unless they look like Urkel, talk like Colin Powell and wear Bill Cosby sweaters.”
You can probably say the same thing about Bill Maher and white people from the rural South and Midwest.
Either Bill Maher has a fundamental and intense hatred for anyone who disagrees with him, or he’s being paid a lot of money to serve as the Anti-Coulter. Which begs the question: whose hand is up Bill Maher’s butt to make his lips move?