Q. 13. What is the work of creation?
A. The work of creation is God’s making all things of nothing, by the Word of His power, in the
space of six days, and all very good.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Hebrews 11:3  By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Genesis 1:31  And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Frenetic Friday

OK it’s Frenetic Friday once again and let’s start off with a real winner:
Here we have a woman who is against Romney and when asked why she wants to vote for Obama she says he gave her a free phone.
And heaven help us here is a website where you can get an Obama Phone.
And it seems that the death of the U.S. Ambassador wasn’t because of a YouTube video rather it has been revealed that 24 hours after the attack the US knew it was the result of terrorists.  So much for YouTube.
Ok enough of politics let’s talk about religion.  Brian Mclaren is the titular head of what is called the emergent movement of Christianity.  So in a not so surprising move he further alienates the rest of traditional protestant Christianity by officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding.
So on September 18 we had an announcement about a piece of fourth century papyrus that had eight lines on it which read as follows:
    “‘… not [to] me. My mother gave to me li[fe] …'”
    “The disciples said to Jesus, ‘…”
    “deny. Mary is worthy of it” (Or: “deny. Mary is n[ot] worthy of it”)
    “…’ Jesus said to them, ‘My wife…'”
    “… she will be able to be my disciple …”
    “Let wicked people swell up …”
    “As for me, I dwell with her in order to …”
    “an image”
    “my moth[er]”
    “forth which …”
Now more information is coming out which is putting the authenticity of the papyrus under question.  Including the suspicions that the fragment may be a modern forgery.
And now for those of you who consider bacon the perfect food there is some disturbing news regarding the supply of bacon.
And here is a little something for you guys watching the football.
And for the geeks in the audience:

Google’s Sergey Brin predicts that in five years robot cars will be here and driving us around.
Yes this is part of the Robot Overlord take over.
The Curiosity martian rover has stepped into what scientists are calling an ancient river bed.  Of course those of us who read John Carter of Mars already knew that they were there.
And on that note of humor I bid you adieu.

Movie Review: As you like it

As you like it is a comedy by William Shakespeare it is originally set in France but in this film Kenneth Branagh for some reason sets it in nineteenth century Japan. Which I have to admit threw me off this play.  I am a great fan of Branagh’s work in bringing Shakespeare to the big screen I have watch almost all of the films based upon Shakespeare’s plays that he has directed and enjoyed his interpretation of them. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for this movie.

Briefly the story of As you like it is about a Duke forced to live in the forest because his younger brother has usurped his kingdom and exiled him and his supporters from his kingdom.

To this forest the daughter of the Duke (Rosalind) and the daughter of the usurper (Celia)flee from the usurper’s wrath. The Duke’s daughter disguised as a young man (Ganymede)the her companion as a poor woman (Aliena). Along with them is Orlando the younger brother of Oliver who is unfairly persecuted by his older brother. Orlando is in love with Rosalind but Rosalind disguised as Ganymede questions Orlando as to whether his love is true. There are of course comedic moments when a shepherdess falls in love with Ganymede (Rosalind) and is repulsed. And where the young men post simple love poems upon the trees.

But all of this is placed in the era of feudal Japan and so you see the English characters appearing in samurai armor and wearing the topknot of a samurai. And at one point Orlando wrestles a sumo and wins! Which I found completely ridiculous. If Branagh had placed this in the original setting it would have made for a better film in my opinion. Because of that I’m going to give this two and a half quill pens out of five.


Q. 12. How does God execute His decrees?
A. God executes His decrees in the works of creation and providence.

Genesis 1:1  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Revelation 4:11  “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Matthew 6:26  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Acts 14:17  Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

Earworm Wednesday

One of my favorite television show from the ninties was Due South it was a quirky comedy about a RCMP officer in Chicago.  And it introduced me to some music that I remember fondly.  Here is a little song from that show.

Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

First let me say that I’m not a big fan of “re-imagined” classic tales into the “director’s vision” of what the characters are or how they are supposed to act.
Having said all that this version of Snow White while flawed is at least better that a SyFy Saturday night movie.  The acting is fair but to cast Kristen Stewart (Snow White) against Charlize Theron (Evil Queen Raveena) with Stewart being the “fairest in the land” is really stacking the odds against Stewart.
This movie also stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor/Avengers) as the “huntsman” who’s coerced by the Queen to find Snow White when she flees into the “dark woods” where all manner of horrendous beasts and creatures live and the huntsman is the only person who can get in and get back out again.
But the queen has duped the huntsman (duh) and he finds out that the girl he is searching for is the long-lost princess Snow White then they meet the dwarfs.  And I’d like to, just for once, see the addition of dwarfs into a story where they don’t trap the main characters and hang them upside down.  It is getting old and if I see it in the Hobbit I just may throw a conniption fit.
There is a serious lack of character development in this movie and when Stewart’s big moment comes and she rallies the troops after coming back from the dead I just don’t care any more and just want the movie to end.
I’m going to give this movie two and a half Grimm’s fairy tales out of five.


Q. 11. What are the decrees of God?
A. The decrees of God are His eternal purpose, according to the counsel of His will, whereby for His own glory, He has fore-ordained whatsoever comes to pass
Ephesians 1:11   In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.
Romans 11:36  For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Daniel 4:35  All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”

Frenetic Friday

First Politics:

The time line of statements regarding who said what regarding the attacks on Egypt ant Libya .

I think Mitt Romney was correct in his statements and Obama blew it.

Next Religion:

Regarding the “film” that supposedly sparked this attack. I’m not really convinced that this was what really caused the attack the date is too coincidental for me to believe that was the sole factor. However, when it comes to debating Muslims on their beliefs I think that “film” isn’t the best we can do. Instead I offer in my humble opinion the best apologist for debating Muslims—Dr. James White

It is people that produce dreck like the “film” (no I’m not going to link to it) that under cuts good apologists like Dr. White and Christians need to step up and show that there is no call for schlock apologetics.

And now things that make me go “What?”

Seems the German police ordered new cruisers from Opel the European equivalent of GM. Well besides having special paint jobs that identify them as police cars they are also smaller than the previous vehicles. Too small seems that with all their equipment on (batons, guns, handcuffs, pepper spray, etc…) they can’t fit in the car. Unfortunately since the cars are already paid for the police have been told that they will just have to make do. (See this article)

The new IPhone has been revealed. I for one am not impressed. I’ve jail broken my own IPhone and I can’t see how the new one actually gives me more advantages than what I already have. But one of the things that really torqued me was the fact that they have changed the charge cord’s power connector to something totally different. When I heard of this I told a friend of mine that Apple, who already charges way over any reasonable price for their equipment, would probably offer an adapter for those of us who have the older cords (and they are) but I bet it will be around $30 for the adapter. Sure enough I listened to the CNET podcast and what did they say? “the new adapters will be around 30 dollars”. I hate it when I’m right.

Now for some signs and wonders:

Yes I know the music, sorry.

Democrats are so inclusive

See told you they were.

Lastly a little something from Pomplamoose:

That theme is never going to be the same for me.