Saturday, December 10, 2005

Been even longer

Had a baby on 11/14. Sophia Paige popped out weighing in at 7 pounds 1 ounce and 19 1/2 inches long. Full head of beautiful black hair. She's pretty cool.

Now the long battle begins over a 4th baby ... one I likely will lose, but will not go down without a fight.

Gotta Love Lawyers ... always ready to 'protect' us from ourselves.

I am not threatened by other religions. If you are Jewish, Muslim, atheist (if that is a religion), or Satanist, it does not threaten me or my views. And if you want to display objects traditionally associated with your religion in a park or government building, my beliefs are not threatened by that (while I may not like it) Why are so many people threatened by Christmas displays?

I go to court occasionally, and have seen many witnesses sworn in; never have I seen an Bible being used. I have only ever seen the witness raise his right hand and swear or affirm the veracity of his statements. Of course, I've never practiced in North Carolina.

This is one of the most tragically ironic things I have ever heard. My heart goes out to this family.

I thought, from the headline, this might have been Myrddyn.

It's unbelievable the lengths Hollywood will go to to deny the truth. So, a producer, an actor, and the director are, at best, not sure of the religious aspect of "The Chronicles of Narnia". From what I have read of what C.S. Lewis intended of the Chronicles, he created a supposition. Suppose that there is a land of talking animals, then suppose that the Son of God comes to that land in the form of a lion and dies for the sins of a boy, then what happens? While not allegories, the stories are religious in nature. Aslan is the Son of God. Ticks me off that these people are hoping to make millions off the move and refuse to acknowledge what even C.S. Lewis said about the religion in his books.

I am currently reading through the Chronicles, in anticipation seeing the movie. Reading them as an adult, with an understanding of Christianity, makes me appreciate the subtle nature of the inclusion of Christianity in his books. As a child, I did not see the more subtle messages. They are fantasy adventure books, but do have Christian values as an undertone. Each book seems to contain one big moment revealing a Christian principle. They are a wonderful read no matter what your religious views, because they do not harp on religion. While they do contain paganistic references and other mythologies, it is clear that Aslan is above them all.

I recently finished watching all 12 episodes of HBO's Rome, thanks to HBO On Demand. This is now one of my favorite shows and I am looking forward to more episodes.