Monday, March 21, 2011

Something's Still Phishy in Philly

No news reports about John Joe Thomas and his "The Bible told me so" confession. Methinks something is missing in this case and it isn't the brains of the defendant. 

Speculation is abounding in this case and unless Thomas' defense or the prosecution come up with more facts or testimonies, angry villagers with torches will be storming the Upper Darby jail house. I'll admit that I'm hooked as well: there's got to be more substance than what everyone else has been given. Whether Thomas really hears "voices" or not may not be as important as the presence of a third party telling Thomas that gays should be stoned to death. Or telling Thomas that he should "plead the Bible."

Christian Aid in Japan To "Believers" Only???

While reading this, I was struck by the term "believers." It could of course, be a simple mistake of grammar that made this entreaty look exclusive, but I think not. Not the way to  get converts, guys!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 18, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Christian Aid relief coordinator for Japan is calling Americans to pray and collect aid in Sunday services for the Fukusima families who lost loved ones in last week's killer quake.
Christian Aid Mission is sending the aid to Japanese believers working among residents evacuated from the nuclear reactor town on the northeastern coast of Japan. Fukusima is located just below the epicenter of the quake near Sendai.