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14 July 2005

God Hates Fags

Oh man, as if I haven't found enough hatred on the net, I found a link to God Hates Fags. This site even has a WARNING PAGE, for fuck's sake, telling just how horrid the contents are! People like this make me glad to be atheist.

Some choice words:

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) of Topeka, Kansas, is an Old School (or, Primitive) Baptist Church. In short, we adhere to the teachings of the Bible, preach against all form of sin (e.g., fornication, adultery, sodomy), and insist that the doctrines of grace be taught publicly to all men. These doctrines of grace were well summed up by John Calvin in his 5 points of Calvinism: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints. Although these doctrines are almost universally hated today, they were once loved and believed. ...

Please see The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination by Jerom Zanchius. Most of the major Confessions of Faith throughout the history of the New Testament Church have also advanced these ideas. So, even though the Arminian lies that "God loves everyone" and "Jesus died for everyone" are being taught from nearly every pulpit in this generation, this hasn't always been the case. In fact, if you are in a Church that supposedly believes the Bible, and you are hearing these lies, then your church has apostatized.


This page is a CHURCH website, and they still believe in predestination! omfg...

These people are to Christianity what Islamic fundamentalists are to mainstream Islam. There's even some of these extremist Christians who go around killing people! (abortion clinic bombings, Oklahoma City Bombing, etc.)


A grand ol' shoutout goes to Bob V who fights the Good Fight against Talking Tina, whom it appears has even retired her blog! I hope it wasn't just over all this... Man, and they call Liberals over sensitive? She could've just killed the comment feature.

Bloggers Need Not Apply

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ran an article reminding job seekers to NOT tell potential employers about their blogging addiction. That's a no brainer to me! Would you photocopy your diary and staple it to your resume?

In some cases, a Google search of the candidate's name turned up his or her blog. Other candidates told us about their Web site, even making sure we had the URL so we wouldn't fail to find it. In one case, a candidate had mentioned it in the cover letter. We felt compelled to follow up in each of those instances, and it turned out to be every bit as eye-opening as a train wreck.


(The Chronicle is perhaps the best place for job hunting in academia.)

Interestingly, they turned up some of these blogs with just a Google search. Well let me tell you, you'll be hard pressed to find this one thru my real name! Go ahead, I challenge you to find my real name from my blogs if you don't already know me. If you do, send me an email and let me know how you found it.

13 July 2005

Grade 10

I know I said I wasn't gonna post any more before I left, but I couldn't resist. This handy dandy tool analyzes the reading level of your LiveJournal blog. Since I'm on Blogger, I used the username of the RSS that Mere set up for me; hope it doesn't make a difference!

zandperl2's Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 10
Average number of words per sentence:20.58
Average number of syllables per word:1.48
Total words in sample:247
Analyze your journal! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern

Reprinted from Strange Musings.

05 July 2005

Serial sex offender and murder's blog found

From his first entry, on January 4, 2004, to his last, on May 13, 2005, Duncan's writings reveal a conflicted man battling personal "demons" and the stigma of a teenage rape conviction.


Throughout the 17 months he kept his blog, Duncan displays intense concern for himself whenever a child is reported missing, fearing police will automatically come calling because he is on the offender registry.

In fact, his first entry finds him trying to reconstruct what he did on a particular day in the past because he just learned a 5-year-old girl had gone missing 200 miles away on that day.


The post also introduced a theme common in his writings: that offenders "are victims, too" and that they often don't understand that they've hurt someone.

In his own history, he wrote, "I was molested so often and by so many different people that, up until the time of my offense, I actually thought it was normal and that everybody did it."

Although he denied he is a pedophile, Duncan defended pedophilia.

This is a man I feel should be pitied, and then locked away forever. He seems to be struggling to understand that what he does is wrong, but not quite able to grasp it. I don't think he'll ever understand it.

(reprinted from News Unfit)


Messing around on Blog Explosion, I found that there are (as of 12:42am 5 June 2005) 492 female members, and 452 male members. I'm initially surprised at the ratio, as I would've thunk that more than 50% of people on the net are male, so I'd expect this reflected elsewhere. But thinking a little further, blogging does seem like more of a "female" activity, so I shouldn't be surprised.

There do seem to be an inordinate number of mothers blogging about their families on BE. Are you all housewives, as I sterotypically assume?

I wonder if anyone didn't answer that survey question, and therefore the numbers aren't good; I don't recall if it was a required question.

Hm, BE has less than a thousand members. I'm not sure what I was expecting.

01 July 2005

Conservatives for American Values

This guy is hilarious! Assuming it really is the satirical blog I hope it is... His replies to comments on one of his posts are part of what makes me think so. What do you think?