As the national trust deficit rises, people want to know who to blame. It’s important to know what you stand for, and why. But even more importantly, it is vital to know if you’re a hypocrite when it comes to your political views.
So here are some tips on how to be a political hypocrite:
Blame Every National Problem On Your Opposition, Always, No Matter What the Data Suggest.
The state of the economy is their fault. The crime rate is their fault. Natural disasters are their fault. Corruption in Washington is their fault. Only getting seven nuggets in your combo meal instead of eight is their fault. Continue reading →
The KJV: Is it THE Bible? Part 2: A Brief History of a Politically-Charged Translation
In our first post we introduced varieties KJV enthusiasm, and initial reasons why the KJV-only movement is divisive and counter-intuitive.
And now a brief history of the King James Bible. The KJV actually wasn’t the first English Bible, nor was it the first produced by the Church of England. English Bibles that came before it were Cloverdale’s (1535), Tyndale’s (1536), Matthew’s (1537), Taverner’s (1539), the Great Bible (1539), the Geneva (1560), the Bishop’s (1568), and the Rhiems-Douay (1582).
One of the main reasons the KJV came about was to produce a translation that would unify everyone, that would “corner the market” and prevent confusion between translations, two in particular. The Geneva was the preferred translation among the public (and the one Shakespeare quoted), while the Bishop’s Bible was used by clergy. Continue reading →
“And other issues to consider”
“Issues I may not care less about, but am squeezing together for time’s sake”
“Ok, Caleb Coy, let’s hurry up and wrap this thing up—I gotta vote in like 3 days.”
So, remember how I’ve been going on about Ron Paul because I’m writing his name in even though he’s not running? In this post I will get into things I disagree with him on, or am unsure about. This post will also cover other issues I have yet to mention. After this, I plan on having a final post to reflect on the whole experience before we all go and jump in those booths. It may be that I have a post after that to reflect on the results, and I already know that no matter what I will be reminding us all not to panic, because Christ will still be King when it’s all over. Continue reading →