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Christian Carnival LXXXV

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The 85th Christian Carnival is at Crossroads. This week I remembered to submit a post, so my post from yesterday is there (about justification not being based on belief in justification by faith but simply in faith).

The 85th Christian Carnival will be held at Crossroads this week. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Second, please submit only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from last Wednesday through this coming Tuesday).

Then do the following:

Humorous Searches

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do interracial couples work
Well, they have to earn a living somehow. In our case, I'm the only one who earns an income, and I suppose some interracial couples are fully on the government dole, but I can't understand why being an interracial couple would by itself exempt people from having to work to earn a living.

how big is a small nuclear bomb
Small. Didn't you already specify that? If you want something more precise, then it just depends on what 'small' in that sentence means. Since you wrote the sentence, I'm not sure how precise you meant it. If you meant a ten-foot one, then it's ten feet. If you meant a briefcase-sized nuke, then it's that big. I can't really answer the question unless I know how big you meant when calling it small.

The number of searches I'm getting having to do with Dust in the Wind has increased dramatically since the recent commercial featuring that song started increasing Kerry Livgren's royalty income by a fair amount. What's truly sad is that most of these searches involve someone thinking the song is by Boston or Styx. Come on, people! This song was #6 on the Billboard chart, and you can't even remember that it's by Kansas? It's true that it's nothing like standard Kansas music, but it isn't like standard Boston music or standard Styx music either. Furthermore, people who think this song was by Boston or Styx wouldn't know that it's not typical Kansas music, because anyone who knows what Kansas music is really like would be familiar enough with them that they'd know this is one of their songs. So that means there's even less excuse to think it couldn't be by Kansas.

Unusual Searches

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lord of the rings bestiality fanfiction
Well, then...

do children who die become adults in heaven
Wait, I thought it was adults who have to become like children to enter the kingdom of God.

how long is too long to wait for an answer God 38 years
The most interesting element of this search is that 38 years is exactly how long the blind man in John 5 waited to be healed. Joshua and Caleb waited a little longer than that, 40 years, to get into the promised land. Moses waited twice as long, 80 years, for the release of his people from Pharaoh, then 40 more before seeing the promised land. Judah waited 70 years for the rebuilding of the temple after Nebuchadnezzar destroyed it. Israel waited centuries between the prophecies looking toward a Messiah and the coming of that anointed one. Christians have waited two millenia for his return. So is 38 years a long time?

The 84th Christian Carnival will be held at Wallo World this week. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Second, please submit only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from last Wednesday through this coming Tuesday).

Then do the following:

Four More Searches

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I'm still not getting the hilarious ones I used to get, but these were certainly more interesting than most of what I'm getting.

Where did the causasian race come from
Europe and Asia, for the most part. I've been told that Indians are Caucasion because of bone structure and Indo-European language family background, so it goes that far. Oh, you didn't mean what location? You meant how the Caucasian race came into being? That's fairly straightforward. The human race eventually had a branch-off that lost its melanin. Genetically speaking, that's what must have happened. Genes for extra melanin can be lost, but I don't know of any mechanism by which humans gain them when their parents didn't have them. That's what I've been told anyway. Now your assignment for next time is to go find a member of the KKK and explain scientifically why Adam and Eve must have been black.

speeches honoring someone
Such a vague search is strange in itself, but what really got me was that they clicked on my blog due to the following description:

Parableman ... no more wrong for someone to kill these embryos by ... clarifying questions to see what someone really has in mind ... when he had been giving it in speeches months beforehand ... parablemania.ektopos.com

The problem with black people
blacks think they are cool
So can we count how many intriguing and/or disturbing assumptions lie behind these two searches?

Meeting of the Minds

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The folks at Telic Thoughts are hosting another "Meeting of the Minds", a blog carnival for posts positive towards intelligent design. Deadline for submissions is Monday, Aug. 22. Visit here for submission details.

The 83rd Christian Carnival will be held at all kinds of time... this week. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Second, please submit only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from last Wednesday through this coming Tuesday).

Then do the following:

The 82nd Christian Carnival is at ...in The Outer... My post on practical questions about bad things that happen and the post by Sam that inspired it are both there.

Searches

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I haven't been getting very many good searches of late, except the ones wondering if John Roberts is gay or some other speculative proposal about the Supreme Court nominee, but here are some of the more notable ones I've gotten recently.

Myers-Briggs % population annoying
Now is that supposed to be what percentage of people have personalities that are annoying? Or is it what percentage of people find the Myers-Briggs annoying? The first answer is 100%. I don't know the second, because people who find the Myers-Briggs annoying are annoying.

"star trek Enterprise" "Canceled" "Bush"
No, Bush didn't reach out with his all-powerful grasp and order Enterprise to be canceled, and no they didn't cancel it because of anything he did. No, they didn't cancel it because of complaints that they were being too political with respect to issues that reflect on Bush (either the Xindi storyline, which seemed to me to be rather fond of the sort of thing Bush would do or the Vulcan storyline in the last season, which some unfairly compared with Bush the way they did with Star Wars episode three). So what further possibility might this search be referring to?

Is it grammatically correct to say I'm rest assured
No, but it's such a strange construction that it's funny that someone would even use it to begin with, never mind someone else asking a search engine if it's ok.

The 82nd Christian Carnival will be held at ...in the outer... this week. The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see Matt Jones's list of previous Christian Carnivals.

To enter is simple. First, your post should be of a Christian nature, but this does not exclude posts that are about home life, politics, or current events from a Christian point of view. Second, please submit only one post dated since the last Christian Carnival (i.e. from last Wednesday through this coming Tuesday).

Then do the following:

The 81st Christian Carnival is at Dunmoose the Ageless. The description of my series isn't quite right, but the description it links to is. I'm looking forward to actually being able to read Christian Carnival entries for a change when I host in a couple weeks. There's probably lots of good stuff there, but I have to delve some more into Thomas Aquinas before I can think too much about exploring the blogosphere.

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