Latte Links (7/31)



1. Stuff Christians Like: Taking the pursuit of holiness too far by Jason Boyett

Raise your hand if you have ever exceeded the speed limit and felt guilty about it. Or if you’ve ever asked God for forgiveness because the cashier gave you back too much change, and you totally knew it but didn’t say anything about it. Or if you have ever worried over the mental brainteaser “When does it become lust?” (read the rest)

2.  Washington Examiner: Obama has aura but doesn’t know how to legislate by Michael Barone

Aura dazzles, but argument gets things done. Consider the debate on the Democrats’ health care bill and the increasingly negative response to Barack Obama’s performance. Democrats have the numbers to pass a health care bill — 256 votes in the House, 38 more than the 218 majority; 60 votes in the Senate, enough to defeat a filibuster. But they haven’t come up with the arguments, at least yet, to put those numbers on the board. It’s something not many predicted that bright January inauguration morning. (read the rest)

HT: Rob Harrison

3. Acton Institute PowerBlog: Healthcare – Don’t Forget the Morality of It by Michael Miller

One of the main arguments for nationalized health care is a moral argument: Health care is a right and a moral and just society should ensure that its people are taken care of–and the state has the responsibility to do this. Bracketing for the time being whether health care is actually a right or not–it is clearly a good, but all goods are not necessarily rights–whether the state should be the provider of it is another question. (read the rest)

Also see “Five Simple Arguments Against Government Healthcare” by Hunter Baker at Acton Institute.

4.  Video: C.S. Lewis – Mere Christianity


HT: Angela Nazworth

5.  Townhall.com: A Post-Racial President? by Thomas Sowell

Many people hoped that the election of a black President of the United States would mark our entering a "post-racial" era, when we could finally put some ugly aspects of our history behind us. (read the rest)

HT: Moms 4 Sarah Palin

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  • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

    …#1 was kinda silly from equating violating a safety law with possible theft. Became much less funny when he then went on to mock– oh, gee, Catholics again! Shocka. *eyeroll* Knew it was a bad idea to give the “Stuff X like” humor format another chance.

    Let’s mock Bertilia of Marolles and her husband, nobles who gave up even raising children of their own to care for the poor and sick! Let’s call Catherine of Sienna a drunk! Living only on the Eucharist for a time– what, you think folks don’t live by bread alone?

    Hm, how about some mocking of Jesus? That lush– first miracle is making wine for a party. Bah! No wonder that fool sacrificed himself, gave up the good life he *could* have had.
    .-= Foxfier´s last blog ..The Sweetest Newspaper Article…. =-.

  • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

    Comments don’t seem to be working.
    .-= Foxfier´s last blog ..The Sweetest Newspaper Article…. =-.

    • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

      …#1 was kinda silly from equating violating a safety law with possible theft. Became much less funny when he then went on to mock– oh, gee, Catholics again! Shocka. *eyeroll* Knew it was a bad idea to give the “Stuff X like” humor format another chance.

      Let’s mock Bertilia of Marolles and her husband, nobles who gave up even raising children of their own to care for the poor and sick! Let’s call Catherine of Sienna a drunk! Living only on the Eucharist– what, you think folks don’t live by bread alone?

      Hm, how about some mocking of Jesus? That lush– first miracle is making wine for a party. Bah! No wonder that fool sacrificed himself, gave up the good life he *could* have had.
      .-= Foxfier´s last blog ..The Sweetest Newspaper Article…. =-.

    • http://www.caffeinatedthoughts.com Shane Vander Hart

      @Foxfier, That comment worked out ok ;)

      • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

        @Shane Vander Hart, It’s not working for anything with links.

        Thus, a work-around– turned the comment into a post and am using the link-love to link it.

        (trixy hobbitziz)
        .-= Foxfier´s last blog ..Linkie-Comments Won’t Post =-.

      • http://www.caffeinatedthoughts.com Shane Vander Hart

        @Foxfier, LOL, as long as you are not a fool of a took!

      • http://www.caffeinatedthoughts.com Shane Vander Hart

        @Foxfier, Also, in your post, be sure to mention that I linked to that post… I didn’t write it.

      • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

        @Shane Vander Hart, will do.

        (*takes hacksaw to comment format, since reply button is gone*) One of my Gremlin days, I can just see it….
        .-= Foxfier´s last blog ..Linkie-Comments Won’t Post =-.

      • http://www.caffeinatedthoughts.com Shane Vander Hart

        @Foxfier, Yeah, I don’t know why it isn’t working with reply comments. Sigh, here I thought getting rid of Disqus was going to be a good thing.

        Maybe it’s time to try intense debate.

      • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

        @Shane Vander Hart ,

        Cool, it can work, just has to be only from the www. on; probably has something to do with the “@x” formatting.

        Since this is the first bug, and the comment luv thing is working flawlessly, changing from Disqus is probably a good thing.

  • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

    …#1 started kinda silly from equating violating a safety law with possible theft. Became much less funny when he then went on to mock– oh, gee, Catholics again! Shocka. *eyeroll* Knew it was a bad idea to give the “Stuff X like” humor format another chance.

    Let’s mock Bertilia of Marolles and her husband, nobles who gave up even raising children of their own to care for the poor and sick! Let’s call Catherine of Sienna a drunk! Living only on the Eucharist– what, you think folks don’t live by bread alone?

    Hm, how about some mocking of Jesus? That lush– first miracle is making wine for a party. Bah! No wonder that fool sacrificed himself, gave up the good life he *could* have had.

  • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

    ((One very good reason for reply to a reply to a reply to a comment not to have a reply option on it is that it’s much cleaner that way– think of the emails that are 99% >>>>>>> because they’ve been forwarded/replied to so much))
    .-= Foxfier´s last blog ..Linkie-Comments Won’t Post =-.

    • http://www.caffeinatedthoughts.com Shane Vander Hart

      @Foxfier, true… this plug-in however gives the ability to send a notification email so you know somebody responded.

      • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

        @Shane Vander Hart,
        If you’re four or five replies in, it’s probably the same people doing a back-and-forth— so you can just reply to the last post with a reply and edit it to the right name.
        .-= Foxfier´s last blog ..Linkie-Comments Won’t Post =-.

      • http://sailorette.blogspot.com Foxfier

        *last of their posts — I get to cheat because it’s your blog, so you’re probably getting mailed replies anyways.
        .-= Foxfier´s last blog ..Linkie-Comments Won’t Post =-.