Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Kent Hovind Complains

Apparently, Kent Hovind has decided to speak up about being arrested for tax evasion on his CSE blog. This is despite being "advised by counsel not to discuss the case openly yet."

First off, he claims that IRS "dragged" his "sick wife" out of bed and handcuffed her in her nightgown and refused to let her get dressed or go to the bathroom. He does he seem to think that the authorities should give them special privileges.

He states that "if the charges are dropped or we win in court, will the media publish that? I have said for years that people who love God should cancel their subscription to the liberal paper and support missionaries with the money. Will the pastors and other Christians who have spread malicious rumors about me repent, apologize and undo the damages?"

He continues to claim that he is falsely accused and calling the evolutionists cowards for talking about the charges and God will be the final judge.

When Hovind dies, he will to say to God "Lord, Lord did I not prophesize in your name" and God will say "I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoer." (paraphrase from Matthew 7:22-23)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Hovind's Arrest

Over the past few days, I have been looking over several web log posting on Kent Hovind's arrest. He was charged on Thursday with tax evasion (or is that ovasion?), Filing a frivolous lawsuit against the agency demanding damages for criminal trespass, filing an injunction against an IRS special agent, filing false complaints against the IRS for false arrest, excessive use of force and theft and making threats against investigators and those cooperating with the investigation.

After Hovind protested the charges, the judge took away his passport and guns Hovind claimed belonged to his church. Earlier this week, I tried to asked on Hovind's blog if he has informed people about his no contest pleading for the Dinosaur Adventure Land permits.

On a side note, I made a comment on blog that support Hovind and creationism. It was noted posted, so I informed about Hovind's arrest. He e-mailed me saying "if you've got beef with Kent, good for you. I don't care what he's done as a person, I believe in what he believes in."

I replied that he should care about what he has done. I said when the truth comes out Hovind will not be going to heaven and who is the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows the fool? (from Star Wars)

He replied back that the "Fool has said in his heart, there is no God (from the Bible). Creation is proof of a creator, just as a painting is proof of a

He replied back with the proverb, A fool and his money are soon parted. i said that science has proven evolution, not creationism. I mentioned an article from the Associated Press shows that Darwin's finches having evolved a smaller beak after the arrival of a larger rival for its original food source.

I said "there is no credible evidence to suggest the universe and the earth is young and there is no evidence to suggest humans were created from modified dirt. If God is ominpotent, why can't He use evolution to create? Do you want to believe a big lie rather than the truth?"

I e-mailed me "are you 100% sure that you're right? And are you 100% sure that
you'll go to heaven if you were to die right now?"

I replied back "are you sure that YOU are right? Can a blind man lead
a blind man, will they not both fall into the pit?" (quote from the Bible)

"Apparently, you are denying the truth since you are either, unable or unwilling, to provide me with any evidence of creationism. Anyone who says I will not get to heaven, will not get to heaven."

I am waiting for a reply back.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Blessing Same-Sex Unions

The Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada voted 197-75 to allow individual congregations to decide whether to bless same-sex couples who are committing to lifelong relationships. Opponents tried to reverse the decision at the Waterloo convention because the synod does not have the jurisdiction to conduct the vote. They pointed out that a virtually identical motion was voted down at the church's national convention in Winnipeg last year. The rules allow a synod to ask the National Church Council to refer the issue of jurisdiction to a church court, but
delegates in rejected a motion to ask the National Church Council to consider the matter.

Before a Lutheran pastor can bless a gay couple's union, the pastor must consult the bishop and get a two-thirds majority approval from the congregation.

If the church council decides on its own to refer the jurisdiction question to the church court, pastors will be asked to refrain from blessing couples until there is clarity. But bishops do not have the authority to veto decisions made by synod delegates, so pastors might decide to go ahead. However, it will probably be September before the congregations can meet, discuss and vote on the whether they will allow the blessings.

Rev. Raymond Schultz, the church's national bishop, said he believes jurisdiction over same-sex blessings resides with the national church. He views the Eastern Synod's vote as an act of civil disobedience akin to the civil rights movement in the United States which fought for equal rights for African Americans during the 1950s and 1960s.

I am amazed at how quickly this has changed the ELCIC. My family goes to the ELCIC's church in Elmira. My aunt was a theologian teacher at the Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo. Before she died in 1997, she was researching on Paul's views of homosexuality and the ordination of gays as clergy. If she were she alive, she would not believe how the acceptance of homosexuals in the church has come a long way in a short period of time.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Satirical Blog

For a couple of weeks I wrote comments to Jesus Loves Amy: America's Best Christian. It is written by a 16-year-old girl who is being home schooled by her mother. Se believes in Creation Science and she ministers to people like homosexuals and atheists. Her mission is to protect people from the sin's of people like Richard Dawkins and Friederich Neitshcze.

For several posts, I argued with her evolution existed, Kent Hovind is a liar and the Bible cannot be taken literally. I also questioned her numerous spelling errors such as "intellegent" and "evilution." I even wanted to help her.

I am was e-mailed by Daryl Cobranchi who said the blog is satire and is written by a guy. I was wondering because she never mentioned "her" father, and when i asked, "she" got upset. It is rarely that I am fooled that easily if it is satire.