Meta-Blogging: June 2006 Archives

The 128th Christian Carnival is up at Cadmusings. I haven't been highlighting posts I especially like for a while now, but I can't resist pointing one out this week. Check out Pet peeves in the homosexuality debate at Heart, Mind, Soul, Strength. I'm convinced that the final statement allows too much. Some of these things happen far more often than should be tolerated by either side if they at all care about people really listening or if they're serious about intellectual honesty and moral integrity.

The 128th Christian Carnival will be taking place this week, hosted at Cadmusings. 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 127th Christian Carnival: Voltron Edition is up at The Bible Archive.

The 127th Christian Carnival will be taking place this week, hosted at The Bible Archive. 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 126th Christian Carnival is at Nerd Family.

Searches Piling Up

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rape is it moral or immoral in todays society
It's thoroughly and despicably immoral in any society. What could possibly possess someone to suspect that mere societal differences could ever make rape morally ok?

why did rosa park refuse to not move
That's such a nice example of overnegation that I couldn't fail to miss the opportunity to post it.

madonna why she is a hero
You know, there's got to be something good to say to this one, but nothing I can come up with will do it justice.

sean hannity member of kkk at age 16
Um ... Hannity is from New York, isn't he? Do you really think a Northern Aggressor would fit in well? Even aside from his strong ideological differences with them, he'd hardly be considered a likely candidate for the KKK.

how long does someone has ti be living together to be considered married
The length of time required is zero. Until very recently, most people used to get married before they'd lived together at all (and maybe it's even still most people, for all I know).

vanessa williams nationality is half white and black
No, she was born in the Bronx. Her nationality is American. Since when has anyone's nationality been black, white, or some combination thereof? If I tried to list something like that on an official form, they'd probably put me on some watchlist, assuming I'm in some racial separatist cult that wants to overthrow the government.

Playful Primate

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According to Matthew, I was a Playful Primate in the Ecosystem on Friday. I was away and didn't get to see it until Saturday when I got his email, and I had then slipped from 100 to 110, back into the Large Mammal Category. I've slipped quite a bit since then over the last two days, currently residing at 206.

I've been in the 70s or 80s before. Somehow when I had three URLs that the Ecosystem recognized I was coming up higher because they all counted redundantly. Joe Carter added me to a Christian blogroll that hundreds of people ended up using, and I was in it three times with different URLs all going to the same blog. Then I got booted from the Ecosystem when the Blogdom of God and Ecosystem both did upgrades within a month of each other (Adrian Warnock thinks it was his fault, but I'm agnostic on the question of blame), and I finally got back in it with the new version of the Ecosystem by adding parableman.net without the other URLs. It still wasn't letting me add or change my old URLs because of the problem, so I had to disable those completely, remove the good old URL from the entry for the bad old URL, and add the good old URL to the new entry for parableman.net. This process took over a week of making each change one at a time and then waiting for the autoupdate at the Ecosystem to register them before making the next change. Then it took a while for it to recognize all the people linking to me, and I had to email people who linked to the bad old URL to get them to change it so their links would be noticed (and go to the right place, which is a little more important). Finally, hosting the Christian Carnival this week put me over the top. I know from experience that maintaining very high status is next to impossible unless you blog interesting new content every day, and I can't keep that up in a way that can satisfy the diversity of interests that draw people here. In the end, it's always nice not to have to check my site meter as often anyway, and more links means higher Google ranking, which means much more Google traffic and a site meter that recycles itself every few hours.

Of course, what was really fun was being tenth in the whole Ecosystem for a day. The Ecosystem was undergoing severe failure that day, and only something like a couple hundred blogs were even appearing, all but nine of them ones with fewer links than mine (or, more accurately, fewer links from the other people that were still appearing in the Ecosystem). La Shawn Barber was #1 that day. I really wish I'd been able to figure out how to do a screen capture that day.

The 126th Christian Carnival will be taking place this week, hosted at Nerd Family. 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 125th Christian Carnival is up at Matt Jones' Random Acts of Verbiage.

The 125th Christian Carnival will be taking place this week, hosted at Matt Jones' Random Acts of Verbiage.... 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:

what do democrats think of the death penalty
There's nothing that Democrats think about the death penalty. I don't think the party has any official stance, but most Democratic politicians support it. More Democrats are against it than Republicans are, but among the elected officials there's nothing like the mass opposition to it among Democratic voters as compared with Republican voters.

scripture referring to God allowing satin into ones life
That would be funny, but I don't think you're going to find it in any serious Bible except maybe as a metaphor for God blessing people with abundance. Did they even have satin then? I know they had the relevant fabrics, but I'm not sure if they used the right weave.

organized religion not scriptural
Right. I suppose that might be correct if you edit the Bible to remove anything about the Levitical sacrificial system, the organization of worship in the temple set up by David, and the clear teaching about order in worship in Paul's letters (among lots of other things, I'm sure).

Which "immoral act" that doesn't hurt others, get's you put in prison then?
Oh, that's easy. Here are two examples. Try to kill someone, but fail so miserably that they never even find out about it, and make sure you get caught. You'll go to prison without having hurt anyone. You don't really harm anyone if you embezzle $5,000 from Bill Gates to buy enough medicine to save a homeless person's life, at least not anymore than you harm your neighbor by picking one blade of grass.

apologetics paul wrote matthew
Well, that's a new one, isn't it? I'm trying to decide if that's more or less likely than the thesis that Luke is the first gospel, and the other gospels altered Luke in ways that depart from what Jesus was really like. (Someone really believes that Lukan priority thesis, by the way, and he submits posts to the Christian Carnival almost every week that develop the thesis.)

can anyone besides the bishop of rome be the pope
Can anyone besides the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces be the President of the United States? Can anyone besides the President of the U.S. Senate be the Vice-President of the United States?

Prosblogion Profile

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I've finally got a profile on the Prosblogion site. So far it just lists my academic work, including teaching and research interests and then links to all the posts I've written at that blog. Most of the contributors have had profiles like this all along, but because I had my own blog my name in the sidebar has just linked to this blog. I thought it might be better to have the profile with a link within it to here, and now I do.

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