Dispatches from Outland
A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants. Copyright © 2003 Roy M. Jacobsen.


Friday, July 19, 2002  

Soapbox Department: Err. Maybe this isn't working quite right yet. Lessee here...

Nope. Each Comment link is going to the same comment. Hrmmmm....

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 10:50 AM
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Thursday, July 18, 2002  

Testing, testing. Is this soapbox on?

Dispatches now has a comment system (at least, as long as I can remember to add the code to each post) courtesy of enetation.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 10:44 AM
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Speaking of new links, I've also added links for How Now Brownpau and On The Web. Give them a look-see.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 10:17 AM
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I just discovered another blog to add to the links on the right: Kyriosity. Read Valerie's post about The Great Commission. She's observed the phenomenon that Dallas Willard calls "The Great Omission from the Great Commission." (See my notes on Willard's book The Spirit of the Disciplines in the archives, here, here, and here.)



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Tuesday, July 16, 2002  

Binyamin Netanyahu has some choice words for those who say that terrorism is the outcome of desperation and despair.

Mahatma Gandhi did not use terrorism in fighting for the independence of India. The peoples of Eastern Europe did not resort to terrorism to bring down the Berlin Wall. But one other example; one other example. Martin Luther King did not resort to terrorism in fighting for equal rights for all Americans. In fact, speaking in this city, in this very place, four decades ago, Martin Luther King preached a creed that was the very opposite of terrorism -- not violence, non-violence; completely the opposite.

So now we must ask ourselves, why did all these people pursue their cause without resorting to terror? Because they believed in the sanctity of each human life, because they were committed to the ideals of liberty, because they championed the values of democracy; simply put, because they were democrats, not terrorists. That's why.

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I just have to quote this one, from Jay Nordlinger's Impromptus on National Review Online

“Your reference to your niece reminds me of a time some years ago when our family was traveling on vacation and the radio station we were listening to aired a 15-second promo for the old Donahue television show. Donahue’s voice announced, ‘Not yet twelve years old, and she’s already had twenty one-night stands. Watch Donahue, today at three.’ I immediately turned off the radio in disgust, and a few moments of silence ensued, and I began to think no one had paid any attention to it. But our youngest daughter, Hannah, then five years old, suddenly asked, ‘Why in the world does she want that many nightstands?’
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we lived in a culture where our children could stay that innocent, for as long as physiologically possible?”

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Mark Butterworth waxes eloquent on human sacrifice and the religion of Science over at Sunny Days in Heaven. Go read it.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 8:10 AM
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Monday, July 15, 2002  

If It Doesn't Look Like A Duck Department: Joel Miller announces Mormons are not Christians.

The sad thing is that this fact needs to be explained.

posted by Roy M. Jacobsen at 2:07 PM
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Lord, give us the spirit of Ayub Masih.

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