My favorite line in this article is where, in arguing that her parents are not racist, she states that even her daughter is 'dating a black man'. Is this not just another version of the 'I've don't hate ______ (add minority group here). Some of my best friends are _______!' This proposed Charter is doing nothing more than creating division and strife. But it works to the PQ's goal of playing up the xenophobic traces that run through the Francophone majority in the province, hopefully (in their opinion) boosting their chances at being re-elected in the next provincial election expected this spring. Daughter defends Quebec couple's controversial testimony on values charter; says they're not racist | CTV News
While deGrasse Tyson raises some valid points, ultimately I do not agree because he is misinterpreting what the Bible is. It is not a book of science but a book revelation containing religious truth. Still, his argument is important to understand irrespective of where you stand on this issue. What do you think?
'Stay longer'? Dear God.... Noooo. The last visit of this weather phenomenon resulted in an oil bill that topped $13,200 for the three churches that make up my current assignment. Another that might last for most of a month will bankrupt us! Sigh... I guess Mother Nature really doesn't take instruction from her 'higher-ups' when it comes to making it easy on we poor country parishes. C'est la vie. Time to lower the thermostats again and break out the sweaters. Return of the polar vortex: Arctic air to bring bitterly cold sub-zero temperatures to much of Canada | National Post
This story is wrong on so many levels. First off, what will the effects be on the unborn child of being kept alive inside his/her dead mother's womb. Has there ever been a case where a child was born after such a case where the mother has been dead for weeks? Next, while I appreciate the Church's stance on euthanasia, it would seem to me that the husband is well within his rights to take this action if his wife left a specific wish not to be kept 'alive' by artificial means. People are allowed to refuse extraordinary medical care so her wish should be respected. Finally, the ethics of denying such a right to a citizen by the state is very troubling since it seems to me to be an inappropriate use of state power. Should the state have such a right? I don't believe so. It virtually reduces this woman to being little more than a state controlled 'baby machine'. Like I said, a sad story on so many levels. Agree? Disagree? Click on the link below to
"Where's my breakfast?" This story put me in mind of a poster I had when I used to share my house with a couple of cats. It read: 'Dogs have owners. Cats have staff'. I have no doubt that this scientist is spot on with his conclusions. Scientist: Cats think you are just a big, stupid cat | Crave - CNET