Welcome the first Frenetic Friday Night of the new year. So let’s get into it.
Let’s start with religion: Let’s talk about the Anglicans. Wait, Anglicans? Yes I know what is a Reformed Baptist blog talking about Anglicans? Well, it is a study in possibilities. What do I mean? Well a lot of people point to Britain and Europe’s secularization as what is happening to the United States and the rise of the “nones”. So when things happen to the official church of the England it may have echoes here in the states. So earlier this week the Church of England’s (here after COE) Archbishop of Canterbury called a meeting of the Primates to discuss whether the COE could still exist. What was the cause of the possible break up? It was the Episcopal Church of America’s decision to allow homosexual marriage, and ordain practicing homosexuals and married homosexuals as priests in the church. And the conservative elements of the COE said by doing this they had broken the rules of the Anglican Communion. Well, to be honest everyone expected the Anglican Communion to dissolve, the Episcopal of America, one of the most liberal denominations in America, wasn’t going to change its stance on homosexual ordination or marriage. So everyone was waiting for the big break up announcement when the unexpected happened the Anglican Communion suspended the Episcopal Church in America! So what does this mean? Well it doesn’t mean that the Episcopal church is changing its mind they made that clear after the announcement, what it does mean is that the Episcopal Church will have no say in what the Anglican Communion does regarding the laws of the church and in three years the Anglican Communion will once again look at the Episcopal Church and see if the suspension can be lifted.
So sticking with religion did you see this?
Yes that was Kathleen Parker making that confusing statement regarding Christian belief. Now I don’t know if it is a condemnation of the Church in America that her ignorance of one of the most basic church teachings ie: Jesus Christ rose from the dead and is alive today. Or it just another symptom of the decline of the influence of Christianity on western civilization. So get out there and tell someone the gospel.
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 1Cor. 15:1-4
Now because I am running out of steam we’re going to switch to our Robotic Over Lords.
Do you remember this robotic mule:
Well without much fanfare the USMC has retired this robot. Why you may ask? Well go on ask, oh all right I’ll tell you. The mule is too noisy. Yes it seems that the gas-powered mule makes it hard to sneak up on the enemy. The Marines realized that if they used the mule the enemy was going to know they were coming. So because of this they have retired the mule. Doesn’t mean that they are done with robots not at all they just want stealthier ones.
Now let me introduce you to Nadine the most human robot so far:
This is what is called a social robot. The robot’s skin is soft, it’s “hair” soft and flowing. It has been programmed with the equivalent of Siri or Cortana’s A.I. She can be sad, sympathetic, and even chat you up if she has met you once before and remembers the previous interaction. The developers say they see Nadine being used in homes an offices. So just think the next receptionist at the company may have to be plugged in
And good night.