Thursday, May 22, 2008

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Good Idea: Writing notes for yourself so you can remember all the things you need to say to someone on the phone even though you're nervous.
Bad Idea: Reading your notes like a laundry list when the person answers the phone.

Good Idea: Asking someone on a date so you can get to know him.
Bad Idea: Asking someone on a date by saying, "I think I love you. We should go on a date so I can find out."

Monday, May 5, 2008

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

A few thoughts after seeing Ben Stein's documentary on the controversy between evolution and intelligent design:

If you call yourself an atheist, but you believe that an alien seeded life on Earth, you are not an atheist, you just have a weird concept of the nature of God.

Hitler thought he was improving humankind by killing disabled, mentally ill, poor, and otherwise "inferior" people. Ironically, interacting with such people improves humankind as it teaches individuals compassion, patience, humility, charity, and dozens of other Christlike qualities.

One of the theories about the creation of the first cell on Earth is that lightning or some other form of energy created life out of inorganic matter. Makes sense to me since Genesis 2:7 tells us that "the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground." Why wouldn't God play by the rules of the universe?