Spirit

Dipped in Blood

Apparently YHWH and his son, Jesus, are both pro-torture, war mongers. At least, that’s what many Republican Christians want you to believe. In defending the CIA’s use of torture on America’s enemies, they have tried to use the scriptures to support the idea that Jesus himself would have water boarded his America’s enemies. Which is…

Mind

Incrementing Alphanumeric strings in PHP

I ran into a problem the other day where I needed to increment an alphanumeric string. An alphanumeric string is a string consisting of both numerals and letters (0-9, a-z, A-Z). This combination of characters is base62, however, there is no base62 function in PHP to make this easy. There were a couple of solutions…

Mind

Does Religion Make You Happy? – An Economist’s Perspective

Just finished up listening to the latest Freakonomics podcast where they discuss whether tithing and even religious gatherings can make someone happy. Some interesting quotes (from non-religious liberal types)… the trend is that the more liberal denominations give less What I find is an incredibly strong correlation, that basically these people are more likely to…

Spirit

The Unpaid… err… Good Shepherd – John 10

You all know my stance on vocational pastors. I’ve written about it over the past 6 years here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Not once have I ever noticed what Jesus says about those who shepherd for pay. It wasn’t until a comment I received on my blog last week that left me with…

Spirit

Can the Perfect change and still be Perfect?

A few weeks ago I got into a debate online about whether or not YHWH could change his mind. I presented the few verses that directly indicate that he has changed his mind… Exodus 32:14 – “So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.” This…

Body

Graze Box Review, Take 2

A couple months ago I wrote a review about the Graze Box. Since then I have received five boxes. I can honestly say these are definitely worth it. Of these five boxes, I only marked one thing as “trash” (the Fruit and Seed Flapjacks), but really only because I don’t care for Raisins. The things…

Body

3 Months, 20 Pounds, Low Carb

This past Saturday morning, I made Cinnamon Roll Waffles… a good start to a good cheat day. On Saturday I weighed in at 165 pounds exactly. I only gained 1.6 pounds from cheating and today I weighed in at 165.2 with a 15.3% body fat measurement (using my Omron Body Fat Monitor). This month has…