Archive for October, 2007

In Defense Of Marriage

Posted in Humor, Politics, Religion, Society on October 30th, 2007

In order to truly represent the Will of God as set forth in the Holy Bible it is needful and good to amend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) so that it truly represents the provisions required for this holy union. To properly adhere to the biblical standards for marriage the DOMA should be changed to reflect the following truths:

  • Marriage in the United States shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women. (Gen 29:17-28; II Sam 3:2-5.)
  • Marriage shall not impede a man’s right to take concubines in addition to his wife or wives. (II Sam 5:13; I Kings 11:3; II Chron11:21)
  • A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed (Deut 22:13-21)
  • Marriage of a believer and a non-believer shall be forbidden. (Gen 24:3; Num 25:1-9; Ezra 9:12; Neh 10:30)
  • Since marriage is for life, neither this Constitution nor the constitution of any state, nor any state or federal law, shall be construed to permit divorce. (Deut 22:19; Mark 10:9)
  • If a married man dies without children, his brother shall marry the widow. If he refuses to marry his brother’s widow or deliberately does not give her children, he shall pay a fine of one shoe and be otherwise punished in a manner to be determined by law. (Gen. 38:6-10; Deut 25:5-10)

For the source of this material plus other interesting bible quotes and relating to marriage and sexuality go here.

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Beijing 2008 Logo

Posted in 2008 Olympics, Humor on October 24th, 2007

China’s Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee (BOCOG) have unveiled the logo for the XXIX Olympiad. The official emblem of Beijing 2008 entitled “Chinese Seal-Dancing Beijing“.

 

The real story is what is behind the creation of China’s Beijing 2008 Olympic Games’ logo. How did China come up with the idea for Chinese Seal-Dancing Beijing?

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In just four easy steps China created the original art for the Beijing 2008 Games, summing up in vivid colors and design elements China’s culture, politics, and commitment to its beliefs. The logo beautifully symbolizes all that has made China the nation that it is today.

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Debt-For-Nature

Posted in The Environment on October 17th, 2007

The Nature Conservancy has brokered the largest debt-for-nature swap in history — a deal that will secure long-term, science-based conservation for Costa Rica’s tropical forests:

  • The United States will forgive $12.6 million in debt owed to it by Costa Rica.
  • This move will in turn provide $26 million that will be used to finance forest conservation in Costa Rica over the next 16 years, protecting one of the world’s richest natural treasures for future generations.

This debt swap is unique in that it utilizes scientific analysis to determine the sites towards which the funds will be directed.

— Zdenka Piskulich
Program Director – Conservancy in Costa Rica

For the full story go here.

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