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  • The Transformation of a Young-Earth Creationist

    02/18/2009 3:30:46 PM PST · by DallasMike · 103 replies · 3,473+ views
    Science in Christian Perspective ^ | June 2000 | Glenn R. Morton
    I became a Christian in my sophomore year of college. The people who had led me to the Lord immediately began my discipleship. They taught me to evangelize and they taught me what they felt a Christian should believe. But most importantly they were a loving family of believers which was a welcome oasis for someone like me whose home life had been less than familial. Thus, when I was told that Christians must believe in a young-earth and a global flood, I went along willingly. I believed. Being a physics major in college I had not taken any geology...
  • Reality bites: AP CEO says media needs to stop "gatekeeping mentality"

    11/05/2007 12:12:57 PM PST · by DallasMike · 11 replies · 50+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 5, 2007 | Michael McCullough
    Really? No kidding?I've always said that if people really knew what was going on in the Middle East then Bush would have an approval rating in the upper 80s while Democrats couldn't be elected as dogcatchers. From AP: [Associated Press CEO Tom] Curley said in a speech that news organizations should quit thinking like gatekeepers of information and reach out to people who are accustomed to receiving news in real time online and customizing the ways they see and read it."Editors need to stop pining for the old world and intensify the leading to the new one," Curley told a...
  • Newspaper circulation drops like a rock (ha-ha!)

    11/05/2007 8:38:22 AM PST · by DallasMike · 11 replies · 77+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | November 4, 2007 | Michael McCullough
    There's nothing like a good dose of schadenfreude to make one's morning. From Editor & Publisher: NEW YORK The Audit Bureau of Circulations released circulation numbers for more than 700 daily newspapers this morning for the six-month period ending September 2007. Of the top 25 papers in daily circulation (see chart, separate story), only four showed gains.According to an analysis of ABC figures, for 538 daily U.S. newspapers, circulation declined 2.5% to 40,689,617. For 609 papers that filed on Sunday, overall circulation dropped 3.5% to 46,771,486. The percentages are based on comparisons from the same period a year ago.For The...
  • Despite Gloom, More Bush Boom

    11/02/2007 10:07:42 AM PDT · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 26+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | November 1, 2007 | Michael McCullough
    I was chatting with a neighbor a couple of weeks ago, and he mentioned how America was suffering from a bad economy. I expressed amazement, threw out a figures, and asked him exactly what bad economy he was talking about. He travels often and said that the economy was better in Texas than up north, but he fully believed that the US was suffering from an economic slowdown. He's no liberal either, but evidently has heard enough bad reporting lately to believe the phony news. I read a story last week stating that approximately half the country thought that we...
  • Google to announce Gphone plans Monday

    11/02/2007 9:59:34 AM PDT · by DallasMike · 3 replies · 57+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 1, 2007 | Michael McCullough
    The actual launch of the much-vaunted Google Gphone won't happen till the middle of next summer, but this Monday Google will announce some of its plans. From The Wall Street Journal: We won’t have to wait much longer to hear from Google about its big plans in wireless. The company looks set to make a splash in the mobile market on Monday, announcing an alliance with various handset makers and cellphone operators around the world that are willing to push its “open” platform for cellphone applications, sources say. It’s always possible the announcement’s timing could change, but Monday looks like...
  • Writers needed for Stingray blog

    12/01/2006 3:03:54 PM PST · by DallasMike · 3 replies · 249+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | November 8, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Stingray is back. Well, sort of back. Between a long and huge project at work that often kept me working until midnight, my father's illness, two minor illnesses of my own, taking weekend classes to better my C# skills, and just plain busyness I have been on an unintended hiatus since late July.Thanks to all who keep checking back and to those who have written personally to see what I was up to — Chrys, Oink, Kate, and others. I promise to write you back personally as time permits.The first thing you've probably noticed is that the blog has been...
  • Writers wanted for Stingray blog

    11/22/2006 7:17:08 PM PST · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 174+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | November 8, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians is back. Well, sort of back. Between a long and huge project at work that often kept me working until midnight, my father's illness, two minor illnesses of my own, taking weekend classes to better my C# skills, and just plain busyness I have been on an unintended hiatus since late July.Thanks to all who keep checking back and to those who have written personally to see what I was up to — Chrys, Oink, Kate, and others. I promise to write you back personally as time permits.The first thing you've probably noticed is...
  • al-Zarqawi's death: The benefits keep rolling in

    06/09/2006 1:17:40 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 11 replies · 579+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | June 9, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    More interesting news on the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi still alive after bombingAccording to the Associated Press, al-Zarqawi was still alive when Iraqi police arrived at the scene of the attack. His last sight on earth was of US armed forces while his next sight in eternity was not Paradise, but rather hell. What a way to go. A mortally wounded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was still alive and mumbling after American airstrikes on his hideout and tried to get off a stretcher when he became aware of U.S. troops at the scene, a top military official said Friday....Al-Zarqawi could...
  • al-Zarqawi dead, liberals sad

    06/09/2006 1:11:14 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 406+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | June 7, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    By now, everyone knows that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has assumed room temperature, which in the Iraqi summer, is probably more like the temperature in hell. It's a good thing that al-Zarqawi is no stranger to hot temperatures because I have the feeling that he's finding out about now that Allah is a demon. From the Centcom press release: “Ladies and Gentlemen, Coalition Forces killed al-Qaeda terrorist leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi and one of his key lieutenants, spiritual adviser Sheik Abd-Al-Rahman, yesterday, June 7, at 6:15 p.m. in an air strike against an identified, isolated safe house. “Tips and intelligence from...
  • Proverbs 7: Warning Against the Adulteress

    06/08/2006 12:08:15 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 5 replies · 510+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | June 7, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    This is the first in a series that will ultimately publish and provide commentary for each chapter of the book of Proverbs. The inspiration for this is the new book entitled “The Richest Man who Ever Lived” by Steven K. Scott. It's the best book I have read in a long time and is already changing my life.Author Steven Scott has been through it all. He lost 9 jobs in his first 6 years out of college and was tagged as a hopeless corporate failure. On the advice of his friend Gary Smalley, who was also a nobody at the...
  • Journalists still playing fast and loose with the truth

    05/05/2006 2:53:52 AM PDT · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 267+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | May 5, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    I came across an article written a few weeks ago and was even more amazed than usual at how little truth the piece contained. The title is ominous -- Iraq Quagmire, Domestic Troubles Have Bush Setting Sites on Iran -- and the writer, John Hanchette, has credentials out the yin-yang. John Hanchette, a professor of journalism at St. Bonaventure University, is a former editor of the Niagara Gazette and a Pulitzer Prize-winning national correspondent. He was a founding editor of USA Today and was recently named by Gannett as one of the Top 10 reporters of the past 25 years....
  • Rejoice always

    05/02/2006 9:37:00 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 296+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | May 2, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Did you know that God actually commands us to be joyful? Joy is not an option for a Christian, but must be a part of your daily life if you are to walk with God and grow spiritually. We are not only to rejoice when things are going well, but we are to rejoice at all times, even when things are going badly for us. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  )4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Philippians...
  • Bypass telephone computer systems and speak to a human

    04/25/2006 7:41:45 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 513+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | April 25, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Have you ever spent 15 or 20 minutes or more on the telephone trying to speak to a real live human while getting the runaround from the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system? If so, this blogsite and database is for you. It has ways to bypass the IVR and speak to a human for 356 companies and goverment organizations as of today. Everyone from American Express to Bank of America to Verizon is on the list. I give it two thumbs and a salute!
  • William Shatner sings, and sings, and sings

    04/25/2006 7:37:16 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 3 replies · 367+ views
    William Shatner sings, and sings, and sings ^ | April 25, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Thanks (I think) to Ace of Spades for pointing out a 1973 video of William Shatner singing Harry Chapin's "Taxi" on the Dinah Shore show.  If that's not enough for you, have a gander at multiple William Shatners singing Elton John's "Rocketman."If you're really brave, watch Shatner rap something about Julius Caesar.For an encore, see this music video set to a excerpt of Shatner singing "Lucy in the sky with Diamonds."Don't ever say that I don't bring you guys true entertainment.
  • God's immeasurable love for us

    04/11/2006 8:06:04 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | April 11, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    We cannot understand in this present life how much God loves us. Much of it is due to the fact that our earthly minds do not understand God's holiness and the the truly destructive power of sin. Even more, we cannot understand God's love for us that he would take our sins upon himself so that we may be re-united with him.What is holiness? It means that God is separate, not just separate like an ant is to a man, but transcendentally separate in a way that we cannot understood. We are created in his image, but our power, understanding,...
  • Dallas illegal immigrants protest

    04/09/2006 9:22:45 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 5 replies · 891+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | April 9, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Today was the day of the big immigration reform protest here in Dallas. The official estimates are that the crowd numbered between 350,000 and 400,000. The protest was against proposed immigration restrictions being proposed in Washington and to support legalizing what the New York Times calls "undocumented workers." Anytime we read a story in any newspaper now, we have to wonder whether a reporter was paid to make the subject look good or bad.But I digress.I watched some of the protests on television at my parents' house, and then watched a bit more here at home on the internet. It was...
  • TIME Magazine understands why Democrats lose

    04/09/2006 8:48:16 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 3 replies · 306+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | April 9, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Someone at TIME Magazine has finally figured out why Democrats lose elections. Joe Klein blames the losing record of the Democrats on their dependence on consultants and focus groups. Limbaugh has been saying this for years -- I don't know why it's taken so long for a smart man like Klein to figure this one out. When it comes to politics, the Democrats are still at "Ned in the First Reader."Of course, the other reason that Democrats lose elections is that they're wrong on the issues, but Klein hasn't figured that one out yet and probably won't.Klein talks of Gore...
  • The Donkeys and security

    03/31/2006 7:50:12 PM PST · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 31, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Last week, the Democratic Party unveiled its new Campaign 2006 theme:  Real Security: The Democratic Plan to Protect America and Restore Our Leadership in the World. Yep, the Donks are saying that they're the party who will keep us safe. If the Donks are so good about security, then why didn't they do anything about terrorism in the 1990s? The answer is that Clinton is good at dropping things -- he dropped his trousers at internists and dropped the ball on terrorism. White House interns weren't very secure at all around Sir Grope-A-Lot.On February 26, 1993, a terrorist cell headed...
  • Berger Will Plead Guilty To Taking Classified Paper(April 1, 2005 )

    03/31/2006 5:46:25 PM PST · by DallasMike · 97 replies · 2,044+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 1, 2005 | John F. Harris and Allan Lengel
    Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger, a former White House national security adviser, plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, and will acknowledge intentionally removing and destroying copies of a classified document about the Clinton administration's record on terrorism. Berger's plea agreement, which was described yesterday by his advisers and was confirmed by Justice Department officials, will have one of former president Bill Clinton's most influential advisers and one of the Democratic Party's leading foreign policy advisers in a federal court this afternoon.
  • A Psalm of Sorrow and Pain

    03/27/2006 9:01:56 PM PST · by DallasMike · 5 replies · 239+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 27, 20056 | Michael McCullough
    O Lord, why does life have to be so hard? I cry out but I hear no answer. I pray to you and ask you to help me be a better person. I work towards that goal thinking that I'm in partnership but persist in making mistakes. I do 10 things and 9 of them will turn out perfectly but it's the 10th thing -- the one that I mess up -- that gets all the attention. Why am I not appreciated for the things that I do right? Why does the one thing that I mess up have to be the most...
  • 9/11 Videos: We must never forget

    03/27/2006 1:20:56 PM PST · by DallasMike · 1,040+ views
    The Anchoress, in her post, 7:28 minutes of American Reality, pointed to us to post #19 and post #22 of a thread at The video is a British BBC summary of what happened on 9/11. President Bush is catching a lot of flak for so doggedly going after the terrorists but the only thing that will stop them is to kill them and, for the ones that we don't kill, we need to make them social pariahs in their own countries.One of the things that we've done wrong in the War On Terror is not to de-Islamify the enemy. I don't...
  • Video: Learn to dance disco in Finnish

    03/25/2006 8:58:01 PM PST · by DallasMike · 450+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 25, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Learn to dance disco from a nice, elderly couple. Oh, it's in Finnish, or maybe German, or maybe something else European. Anyway, it's funny. 
  • Must see: Disco Russian song

    03/25/2006 3:50:56 PM PST · by DallasMike · 4 replies · 244+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 25, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    The time:  1979. The place:  Germany. The band:  Gschinghis Khan. The idea:  Perform traditional Russian songs to a disco beat.This fascinating video clip shows that some music is just a bad idea.. 
  • Good news on treating depression

    03/23/2006 11:59:16 AM PST · by DallasMike · 10 replies · 566+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 23, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    There is good news today for those who suffer from depression: The largest study ever done on treating depression has found that patients who didn't get well with the first medicine they tried had a good chance of succeeding the second time around. The study found little difference among the five drugs tested: Celexa, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Effexor and Buspar -- and wasn't designed to compare them. All proved similarly effective and relatively safe. The clear message, doctors said, was that antidepressants should be given a 6-to-12-week chance to work and that if one doesn't help, another should be tried."It's important...
  • Those pesky new Iraqi documents

    03/23/2006 10:18:22 AM PST · by DallasMike · 29 replies · 892+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 23, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Hat tip to Ace of Spades on this one. The ABC News Investigative Unit has provided summaries of 5 documents that have been newly released by the US government.. The documents do not have a seal but they indicate that they were personally reviewed by Saddam. The mainstream media may be getting hot under the collar -- sooner or later they'll have to report that what they've been telling us for 3 years has been a lie: "Osama Bin Laden Contact With Iraq"  A newly released pre-war Iraqi document indicates that an official representative of Saddam Hussein's government met with...
  • Block Report: Conservative boys are "visibly deviant"

    03/22/2006 10:13:22 PM PST · by DallasMike · 2 replies · 400+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 22, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Michelle has kindly posted the infamous "whiny kids grow up to be conservative" paper in PDF format. Would you believe that the paper claims that conservative boys were "visibly deviant?" Yes, it does. Click here to download and read the entire document from Michelle's site. Much of it is pretty boring, mundane stuff, but there is a noticeable pattern of ascribing negative behaviors to conservatives and positive behaviors to liberals.Read this part of the report. The participants’ LIB/CON index scores at age 23 were correlated—for the genders separately— (1) with their CCQ item values gathered 20 years earlier, (2) with...
  • FAA missed chances to get 9/11 hijackers

    03/22/2006 8:13:28 PM PST · by DallasMike · 9 replies · 439+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 22, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    CNN is reporting that steps could have been taken to stop the suicide hijackers of 9/11 if Zacarias Moussaoui had told investigators about his al Qaeda ties. Robert J. Cammaroto of the Transportation Security Administration said the Federal Aviation Administration could have banned short-blade knives if they had known terrorists were planning to use them to overtake flight crews.Cammaroto's three-hour appearance in the death penalty proceeding was meant to bolster prosecutors' arguments that airlines could have sufficiently tightened aviation security if Moussaoui, after he was arrested in August 2001, had told authorities about al Qaeda's plan to hijack and crash...
  • Make cars, not war

    03/20/2006 1:51:27 PM PST · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 20, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    All we are saying is give German engineering a chance. Michelle posted a number of pictures of anti-war protestors who were wearing Mercedes-Benz logos, not peace symbols.  This doesn't say much for the intelligence of the people who say they want "peace." Shoot, some of these folks were even French -- can't they remember the French Muslim riots of a few months ago.     Oh, and we can't forget the ubiquitous Bush = Hitler connection from the left (courtesy of Zombie). That is just SO clever on the part of the leftists. 
  • Church persecution and growth in China

    03/18/2006 3:17:14 PM PST · by DallasMike · 5 replies · 370+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 18, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Christianity always seems to grow where its followers are persecuted and paradoxically seems to die away where its followers have the absolute freedom to worship. The United States seems to be one of the few exceptions so far -- despite all the freedoms and distractions that we have, there are many who practice authentic Christianity. We need to pray that this will last.China is not as fortunate as we are. Early missionaries were not always so successful in gaining new believers. My sister-in-law's mother grew up in China as a missionary child and her family had to flee when the Communists...
  • Washington Post is struggling

    03/17/2006 10:49:29 PM PST · by DallasMike · 10 replies · 317+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 18, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Boo-hoo, the Washington Post is struggling. They're having trouble making ends meet, their circulation is in the dumps, and they're being squeezed by their competition. Not only is the Washington Post in trouble, but other newspapers are having deep difficulties as well. According to Media Life: Circulation has tumbled, falling by 137,695 for the weekday paper in the past decade, from 816,474 for the year ended Sept. 30, 1995 to 678,779 for the six-month period ended Oct. 2, 2005. That's a decline of 17 percent. That's according to numbers from the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the latter of which has...
  • Flying Cow Leaves Two Police Cars in Flames

    03/17/2006 10:43:09 AM PST · by DallasMike · 30 replies · 1,245+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 17, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    This has to be the best news headline in years. San Antonio's WOAI has this to say about the excitement that happened last night near Seguin, Texas: Watson told News 4 WOAI, "We believe the gate of the cattle trailer came open, and the cow, for lack of a better phrase spilled out onto the Interstate. It was pretty chaotic for a while." Several cars hit some of the cows. One cow died. DPS troopers called for backup. That's when one officer was nearly run down by a speeding truck, carrying two illegal immigrants inside. Seguin Police were out looking...
  • Christians and homosexuality

    03/14/2006 1:34:41 PM PST · by DallasMike · 2 replies · 243+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 14, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    La Shawn writes at her corner that a group called Soulforce has organized a 51-day tour of Christian and other conservative colleges on "Equality Rides" to equate phony homosexual "civil rights" with the struggle for blacks to win real civil rights back in the 1960s. Soulforce claims that: [l]ike the Freedom Rides of the 50's and 60's, the Equality Ride is a student-led effort that takes young adults into epicenters of intolerance and oppression to make a better tomorrow. In going on this journey, the Equality Riders draw inspiration from those Freedom Riders over forty years ago. I'm 45 years old and white, so...
  • George Clooney proud to be a liberal

    03/13/2006 2:03:06 PM PST · by DallasMike · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 13, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    George Clooney writes at The Huffington Post that he's proud to be a liberal, gosh darn it! You know why? Because he's such a brave, brave man and, these days, you have to be brave to proclaim yourself a liberal because us mean old conservatives are trying to suppress freedom of speech. George whines: Too many people run away from the label. They whisper it like you'd whisper "I'm a Nazi." Like it's dirty word. But turn away from saying "I'm a liberal" and it's like you're turning away from saying that blacks should be allowed to sit in the...
  • The Case for Impeachment (Harper's Magazine joins loony left)

    03/13/2006 10:05:33 AM PST · by DallasMike · 6 replies · 440+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 13, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Harper's Magazine used to be known as a respectable literary magazine. No more. A few weeks back they published an article by Lewis H. Lapham (I think it rhymes with "laugh at him") called "The Case for Impeachment" that makes Kos and Cindy Sheehan look like well-reasoned academics. Instead of taking the time to point out Lapham's delusions, I'll just show this exerpt because it speaks for itself: That President George W. Bush comes to power with the intention of invading Iraq is a fact not open to dispute. Pleased with the image of himself as a military hero, and having...
  • Evolution versus Intelligent Design: The God of the Gaps

    03/11/2006 10:35:26 PM PST · by DallasMike · 22 replies · 538+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 11, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Joe Carter at The Evangelical Outpost has an outstanding article on the "God of the Gaps." Joe explains in easily understandable terms that the notion "actually encompasses four different views based on distinctions between a “science gap” (a gap in our current scientific knowledge) and a “nature gap” (a break in the continuous cause-effect chain of natural process) that may or may not be bridged by miraculous-appearing theistic action." As technology advances, our science gaps close, but more science gaps often rise up to take their place. For example, we once thought that an electron was a sub-atomic particle that...
  • Usenet versus Hollywood on movie downloads

    03/11/2006 9:17:48 PM PST · by DallasMike · 3 replies · 338+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 11, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    The Boston Globe is reporting on a battle between Usenet and the movie industry. Usenet is actually an separate entity from the Internet and is basically a collection of tens of thousands of newsgroups ranging from aardvarks to zebra. Picture files are also widely available and it remains one of the most readily available sources of pornography. With the advent of high-speed downloads and readily available video and music compression software, Usenet has become a haven for downloading pirated movies. I once worked with a guy who would sometimes download 2 or 3 movies a night. The Boston Globe has...
  • Christian pain and suffering

    03/09/2006 1:44:42 PM PST · by DallasMike · 136+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 9, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Stacy at Christian Persecution Blog has an excellent article today called If your outlook is bad, then look up. It especially speaks to me because my life has been full of turmoil and upheaval lately. My wife and I sat down last week, counted things up, and found that between the two of us, we had had 5 surgeries, 4 emergency room visits, and a number of most unpleasant and painful office procedures within the past 2 years. She has also lost 2 immediate family members in the past 2-1/2 years and I have had 2 job changes. Life seems...
  • Nigerian Christians being massacred

    02/21/2006 3:15:44 PM PST · by DallasMike · 7 replies · 427+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 21, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Judith Apter Klinghoffer at the History News Network reports that Nigerian Christians are being macheted by Muslims "outraged at the Danish cartoon nonsense. Gateway Pundit is reporting that 35 persons have been killed, 30 churches burned, and 5 hotels set ablaze. Rantings of a Sandmonkey is reporting injuries, but no deaths yet, in Egypt. In an update, Klinghoffer reports that Nigerian Christians are retaliating: Finally, MSM has the story it has been waiting for, a story about Christians and Muslims killing each other. As I have noted bellow, the Christians have concluded that they can either continue to die or retaliate....
  • Leftwing moonbats: Cheney shot lawyer on purpose?

    02/17/2006 1:57:07 PM PST · by DallasMike · 11 replies · 478+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 17, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Some of wackiest of the wacko left are now saying that the accidental shooting of Harry Whittington by Dick Cheney last weekend wasn't an accident after all, but rather a warning to "Scooter" Libby not to testify against Cheney in the upcoming "Plamegate" trial. Barry Saunders at writes: Accident my eye. Or rather, Harry Whittington's eye. If you believe it was just an accident that Vice President Dick Cheney shot his hunting companion last weekend, you obviously have never seen "The Godfather" movies. Just as surely as a fish wrapped in a bulletproof vest means "Luca Brasi sleeps with...
  • Cheney cleared of charges, calls for resignation

    02/16/2006 2:43:21 PM PST · by DallasMike · 27 replies · 438+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 16, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    The Washington Post is reporting that the Sarita, Texas sherriff's department has closed its investigation of Vice President Dick Cheney. The sheriff's report supports Cheney's account of what is, according to the wacko left, the biggest story since Watergate. The Post is also reporting that President Bush is "very satisfied" with Cheney's explanation.According to a Rasmussen poll, 57% of Americans believe that the hunting accident was "just one of those very embarrassing things that happens to all of us." I find that interesting because, as any listener to Sean Hannity "man on the street" interviews, at least 20% of the American population...
  • Christianity and mental illness

    02/15/2006 6:22:56 PM PST · by DallasMike · 11 replies · 466+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 15, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Some questions about the Christian life have easy answers. Others do not. In a nice article from January 17th, 2006, D.C. Toedt at The Questioning Christian addresses the thorny and complex issue of Christianity and mental illness. It is my opinion that the Christian community in general has historically not done a very good job at of understanding and ministering to those with mental illness. Christians have no problems helping those suffering from heart disease and cancer, but often blame mental illness on the patient. How many Christians have been told "If you just prayed more and developed a better attitude" you...
  • The Bush Economic Boom

    02/13/2006 5:10:20 PM PST · by DallasMike · 1 replies · 153+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 13, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    The folks over at AnkleBitingPundits point out that the last time the economy was nearly this strong was when Bill Clinton was in office -- and the press trumpeted it night and day. Now, the economic news is just as good, if not better, and we rarely hear a thing about it. Some of it is Bush's fault -- for example, he should be emphasizing in every speech he makes that minority home ownership is at an all-time high, despite warnings by folks like Jesse Jackson and Harry Belafonte that blacks are just one step away from being forced back into slavery. Here are the high points...
  • Commitment to Christ

    02/13/2006 5:06:59 PM PST · by DallasMike · 117+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 13, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Brad at Broken Messenger had a really nice article yesterday on how our commitment to an object determines our true love of it. He explains how our commitment to Christ costs us a little bit now but gains us much, much more in the future. As I write this, I think about the single seed that gets planted in the ground now – dying, as it were – but yields a great harvest later. Brad writes: A relationship with Christ is a full commitment to be sure. His yoke is indeed light and His gifts are bountiful, but His will...
  • Revival and Persecution and India

    02/12/2006 7:20:16 PM PST · by DallasMike · 20 replies · 337+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 12, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Dan at Cerulean Sanctum brought a Christian blogger in India, Chandrakant Chavada, to my attention. Chandrakant writes of great revival in India; with miracles, healings, changed lives, and conversions spreading like wildfire. However he also speaks of repression and persecution of believers by the majority Hindu population. Dan writes this: In "Conversion By Force," Chandrakant tells of an upcoming initiative in India to persecute Christians by forcing them to recant their faith in Christ. This diabolical program is set to start February 11. A half million Indians have volunteered to perpetrate this injustice on their own countrymen, on those who have...
  • A Psalm of laughter

    02/10/2006 5:44:46 PM PST · by DallasMike · 151+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 10, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Thank you, O Lord, for the gifts of laughter and joy. Thank you for your Spirit which rains down upon us and anoints us with the oil of your holiness. Sorrows come and sorrows go but your joy endures forever. Mere happiness gained from earthly things is fleeting and disappears like the morning dew in the hot sun of the desert. It is not dependable and it is not to be trusted. But surely God will give us joy in this life according to his promises, and that joy will last throughout eternity.Lord, when your Spirit brings us laughter, it is true laughter indeed. It is a side-splitting...
  • Where is moderate Islam?

    02/10/2006 3:26:36 PM PST · by DallasMike · 13 replies · 205+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 10, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Thanks to Little Green Footballs for highlighting Charles Krauthammer's new column, Curse of the Moderates. In a related post, Little Green Footballs points out that the New York Times refused to publish pictures of the Danish cartoons of Mohammed, but instead made its point about freedom of speech by printing a picture of the Virgin Mary -- created in elephant dung. Apparently the New York Times is less fearful of rioting Catholics than it is of rioting Muslims. In his column, Krauthammer laments about the lack of true moderation in Islam: What passes for moderation in the Islamic community -- "I share...
  • Muslim riots over cartoons is Bush's fault

    02/09/2006 3:35:19 PM PST · by DallasMike · 7 replies · 664+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 9, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Come on, if there's a problem in the world, you just knew that it had to be Bush's fault. A few Danish cartoonists poke mild fun at radical Islam's stereotypically violent response to anything and everything and the Muslims respond by acting, you guessed it -- stereotypically violent. Embassies are burned, people riot in the streets, and people are killed.And what else have we been treated to by radical Islam over the past few years? The 9/11 attacks, the attacks on American interests in the 1990s, beating and burning schoolgirls who aren't dressed in burqhas, suicide bombings, support of suicide...
  • NRO: Tom DeLay's Motion to Dismiss

    11/22/2005 2:56:53 PM PST · by DallasMike · 2 replies · 455+ views
    Stingray: A Blog for Salty Christians ^ | November 22, 2005 | Michael McCullough
    The attorneys for Tom DeLay and Ronnie Earle are battling it out in the courtroom today over a motion to dismiss. I should point out that a motion to dismiss is almost always filed by the defendant but is seldom granted by judges, the theory being that a District Attorney would not file a case without reasonable cause and that the court is the proper venue for determining whether the facts and the law are actually applicable. Personally, I would be very surprised if the motion to dismiss is granted. If it is, then Ronnie Earle should quietly resign his...
  • Israel’s Sharon to Quit Likud, Form New Political Party

    11/20/2005 7:07:16 PM PST · by DallasMike · 22 replies · 807+ views
    24x7updates, India ^ | November 20, 2005 | 24x7updates
    Jerusalem -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will quit his ruling Likud party to run separately in national elections and will ask Israel’s president to dissolve parliament for a snap poll, a source in Sharon’s office said on Sunday. Sharon is to visit President Moshe Katsav on Monday and ask him to dissolve the Knesset, said Shariv, the media advisor in Sharon’s office, adding this would set off a process that would lead to elections in 60 days, unless a Knesset (parliament) member succeeds in forming a new coalition within the next three weeks. Israel began moving toward early elections after...
  • Plame drama thickens, or does it?

    11/20/2005 6:26:29 PM PST · by DallasMike · 4 replies · 575+ views
    Stingray: A Blog for Salty Christians ^ | November 20, 2005 | Michael McCullough
    Newsweek is reporting that the Valerie Plame affair thickened last week after Bob Woodward admitted that he "had been told about Plame and her role before Novak had, but that in order to protect his source and avoid a subpoena from the grand jury, he had told no one, not even his editor, Leonard Downie." Woodward did not reveal his source, but insists that when the leaker's identity is made known, it will be seen as "much ado about very little." That's pretty much the same thing that Robert Novak says.The article suggests that former deputy secretary of state Richard...