“’Convert or die’ game divides Xtians,” reads (almost) the headline. “Some ask Wal-Mart to drop ‘Left Behind’,” reads the subhead.
[snip] Liberal and progressive Christian groups say a new computer game in which players must either convert or kill non-Christians is the wrong gift to give this holiday season and that Wal-Mart, a major video game retailer, should yank it off its shelves. [paste]
That’s right—a game for, supposedly, Christian children that teaches the same sort of lessons that radical Mullahs teach young Moslem students in their religious schools. My guess—Walmart will not yank it. Too much money to be made from the developing Christian terrorist population in America.
AN ADMISSION BY A FLAWED HUMAN ANIMAL
Since, in this blog, I spend lots of time peering at the beams in my fellows’ eyes, I thought I should admit the following: I’ve made a ton of mistakes in my life, but I won’t let regret color my thinking. If I started down that path, I might even become a—yikes—“nice”, as opposed to a “rational and skeptical”, person.
Now, back to ripping and rending.
PS: The picture is of a game I’m developing, called, “Mars and Back”.
AN EVALUATION BY A FLAWED HUMAN ANIMAL
This is for Spokane locals. Wife and I ate at the new Chinese restaurant, PFChang’s, last night after going to see “Eragon”, yet another “good versus evil” flick that plays on the predilections of people who are still stuck in their adapted, authoritarian animal instincts rather than in their more recently evolved rational synapses. Chang’s food was on par with the Mustard Seed’s while service was a tiny bit more formal. Décor matched the elegance of the Northtown Seed’s. Cost seemed not that much more expensive than Seed. Since we shared a Great Wall of Chocolate dessert, we usually don’t go in for the desserts, a straight across comparison of Seed versus Chang cost is unavailable.
BLAIR BLARE LIE FOR BUSH BLARES BRIT. GOV. OFFICIAL
[snip] The [British] Government's case for going to war [invading a sovereign nation] in Iraq has been torn apart by the publication of previously suppressed evidence that Tony Blair lied over Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.
A devastating attack on Mr. Blair's justification for military action by Carne Ross, Britain's key negotiator at the UN, has been kept under wraps until now because he was threatened with being charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. . . .
Mr. Ross [also] revealed it was a commonly held view among British officials dealing with Iraq that any threat by Saddam Hussein had been "effectively contained".
He also reveals that British officials warned US diplomats that bringing down the Iraqi dictator would lead to the chaos the world has since witnessed. "I remember on several occasions the UK team stating this view in terms during our discussions with the US (who agreed)," he said. [paste]