Friday, February 24, 2006

You too could be a hypocrite!

One thing I have been pondering for a while is regarding abortion. I have two questions

1. How can one consider themselve Pro Life and yet be pro war and pro death penalty.

2. How can one argue against the death penalty and against all war because of humane reasons, but be pro abortion?

Just some things that don't add up in my mind.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Outcast Genius

I took one of those lame surveys online the other day, and this one was to determine if I was either a Dork, a Geek or a Nerd.

It turns out that I am an outcast Genius.

What that means is that, I am too cool for the Geeks, Dorks, or Nerds, but I am not cool enough for the other people.

In other words, I don't fit in in either group.

This is true. Judging from the fact that I have zero friends. Friends from high school don't even reply to my emails. I can't even get anyone to reply to my blogs. I don't hang out with anyone from church. There was a going away get together for a sister from the ward whose husband had died in a plane crash only months ago, and suprisingly enough, my wife and I were invited (mostly because of my wife). I didn't partake in any conversations because, well, they were about cars or other stuff. I tried starting a conversation or two, but to no avail.

The truth is, I am never interested in the same things as anyone else I meet.

What to do? That's why I started going to blogs. I thought I could meed some really cool people here, have some interesting conversation. I think that I have accoplished that. There are some great people on the bloggernacle and some good conversation. But, alas, i'm not sure that I fit in here either. Again, Outcast Genius.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Princess Bride

This is one of my favorite movies, and it's a really good book too.

The author claims that it is an abridgement of a book by an S. Morganstern. He says that the book was written many years ago and that he took all the boring parts out.

Well, all of this was fiction. There was no S. Morganstern and there was no other book. He just made it all up. To me, it shows the genious of William Goldman. I was so intrigued by his story.

It's a crazy world isn't it.

Pope elects new Cardinals... Help open china?

Recently, the Pope elected 15 new Cardinals. According to this article, one of the new cardinals is from Hong Kong, and has been outspoken about allowing the church into China.

Hopefully this Cardinal will be able to help move things along in China. I am wondering if anyone knows of the steps that the LDS church is making to help open China? I wonder how the Church and the Catholic church could work together to make this happen?

Monday, February 13, 2006

Gods Faith?

I have been pondering the need for faith recently because of a thread on a discussion forum. The question was "Why do we need faith?". The question was posed by an atheist, so I didn't want to approach the answer by saying "Because that's what the scriptures say." I knew that I would need to use the scriptures though. Here is what I came up with. Perhaps it was a little doctrineally deep, but here is what I said anyway.

Heb. 11: 3
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Even God is required to have faith. The world(s) were created through faith. I think that perhaps faith is the glue that holds the universe together.

Christ Said:
Matt. 5: 48
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

So, we are to become like God. This means that we too must learn to excercize faith.

Yes, God could show us everything, but no lesson would be learned. We will need faith in the hereafter. So, we need to learn, understand it and be able to use it while we are here.

So, my fellow bloggers. My question to you is, what does God have faith in? What does God need to have faith in to create the world(s)?

Friday, February 10, 2006

Tom Trails

Our church library recently got rid of a bunch of film strips, and I snached them up. I then checked out a projector. One of the films I got was Tom Trails. I had never seen it before so I watched the first one. I found it interesting, so I went online and decided to see if anyone had anything to say about it. I found this site They have the first five online for your viewing pleasure.

Does anyone have any memories of this film from church?