Still not the beast

Joe Carter at Evangelical Outpost chastises another blogger for defending the view of some protestants that the catholic church is the beast in the book of Revelation.

Joe’s right because everyone knows that the catholic church is really the “whore of Babylon”.  Sheesh!

This is why I still like Evangelical Outpost. I started reading it while I was an evangelical. Soon thereafter, I came into the catholic church. (Don’t worry Joe, not your fault.) He thinks clearly and doesn’t go for conspiracy theories. If I were to question any book of the Bible, it would be Revelation only because of what some on the fringe movements have done with it.

World Cup….of what?

The World Cup of Soccer (misnamed “football” to the rest of the world) is taking place in Germany. In the U.S. the games are being shown on ESPN2. That means that the tape delayed World Championship of Poker on ESPN is more popular to Americans than live soccer.

Tech toys

The video game wars are still raging. Nintendo’s new DS Lite is just getting to stores. Nintendo seems to have a hit on their hands. Reveiwers are impressed with it’s design and feel. Unlike the orignial DS, this one has a more sleek, grown-up look. Definitely iPod-ish with the white scheme.

Nintendo looks like it is going to keep its dominance in the hand held games category. They seem to have ceded the hardcore gaming market to the Sony PSP. Instead, they are marketing family-friendly games (as always) but tapping the adult market of casual gamers with games that might just make you a better person. Their Brain Age game is supposed to help improve you mental capabilities.

What a great market. Adults like games, but don’t have hours a day to play them. Brain Age only asks for a few minutes of play time a day. And unlike the Sony PSP which costs $250.00, the DS Lite will probably go for about $129.00 – much more affordable, especially for families with young kids.

I think I want one. After all, don’t we all need to improve our brains?

Sex abuse pandemic

Expagan has a list that shows how widespread the problem of sex abuse has become – in our public schools. And this list is only the women abusers.
This is why the Archdiocese of Denver campaigned so hard against a bill that would increase the statute of limitations and raise caps on sexual abuse judgements for private institutions only (i.e. the catholic church). There were priests that abused their position and the church did handle the problem poorly. Even so, the attention focused solely on the catholic church is giving public institutions cover for their problem that is effecting many more people.

All child abusers need to be stopped and put away for a long, long time – not just those few in the catholic church.