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Not helping

The emerging story about NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal is almost too bizarre to believe. The president of the chapter in Spokane, a freckled, blue-eyed blonde as a child, has been passing for African-American for years.


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I am remiss

Dr. Michael Lake invited me to be a guest on his excellent program, Kingdom Intelligence Briefing, a couple weeks back.  I allowed myself to get distracted by a shiny object and forgot to link to the show.  You can hear it here.


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Deathists

Transhumanist Party presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan suggests that the 85% of the world who believe in life after death are a major obstacle to attaining immortality. He feels that we “deathists” are so eager to reach our eternal reward that we will resist a technological upgrade, and that we will consider transhumanism a blasphemous desire to become gods.

Probably right on both counts.


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The Lesson of Indiana

The outrage in the wake of the passage of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act — expressed not just as vitriol directed at Christians, but as total disregard for the facts of the matter — makes it clear that as gays are welcomed out of the closet, Christians (along with Muslims and conservative Jews) are being shoved into it.


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What is the plan?

The governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan are furious at the Obama administration’s willingness to let another Sunni government collapse on its watch. Their main rival in the region is not Israel, but the Shia theocracy in Iran.