For those of you actually know what encryption is and how to use it, here’s my public key to send secure transmissions.
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Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)
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It seems that the latest attempt for the government to inject itself into the obesity wars has commenced. As one might expect and as parents have said already, that it is not the job of the government to override the parents competency to decide what is best for their children. Is the government really concerned about the health effects of fast-good on our children? No, I don’t think so and the reason is that if they can begin to regulate the contents of a happy meal, what is next? What about McDonald commercials? What about billboard signs? As you can see this is just part of the bigger plan, which I believe is to gain control over corporations, the media, and all of the other enterprises that America has attained, because of our constitutional freedoms upon which this nation was established. Do not be surprised if you will see more proposals for amendments to the constitution to make this possible.
Looks like the lifespan of Google Wave has a life expectancy of about another year and it will be dead as a standalone project according to Google. According to Google they have not seen the level of use adoption that they would have liked. What does not make sense is how they describe the use and initial acceptance that Wave received. I’m beginning to sense a pattern with Google as this is similar to what happened with the Nexus phone when they decided to stop manufacturing them less than year after they were released to the public. What gives? Google opens it up to the masses, offers open-source API’s and less than a year later they dump the project?
Personally I’m going to take all their additional products and services with a grain of salt as the new stuff they offer seems to be about as stable as an egg in a blender.
I just finished reading an excellent book by John Muether on the life of Cornelius Van Til. it really was a really great read and a humbling one as well. From the recesses of the farm in Indiana that he grew up with and there was some entertaining parts as well. One that I found most comical was when Van Til was a child he decided it would be fun to shoot the neighbors chickens with a slingshot and there was the story of the his pastor wanting to rebuke him with a oven poker for causing mischief.
As he reached adulthood however his calling to the ministry of Christ became apparent with his sound intellectual gifts, talents, and zeal for the Lord. It is ironic how many similarities that are found between Van Til and Machen and the the vehemency with which his enemies attacked him. I got the impression it was almost an identical fight that Machen had with the liberals that were simply called neo-Reformed in which they were not really reformed, but attempted to pass themselves off as such. The attacks against his integrity were especially unfounded and there is case after case of his warm humility to all he was engaged with. His zeal never to compromise the “Christ of the Scriptures” is a lesson that the 21st century church needs to hear. Once you realize that any reinterpretation of Jesus is to deny the Christ of the Bible and thereby to shipwreck your faith. Van Til understood this and always remained consistent to this purpose. Those who were on the other side often judged him as intolerant and often attached more severe nouns to his name that I will expound on.
The final point to note is the synergy between Van Til the apologist and Van Til the churchman. He was always faithful to the church by means of pastoring the church that he was part of at every and any point that providence placed him. He was very faithful to the teaching of Sunday school and catechizing the children he was responsible for instructing. This is something that his critics never addressed and a good reason why he is so misunderstood.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to gain a greater understanding of the man, Cornelius Van Til.