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Scott Adams has gone full-on climate denialist in his latest Dilbert strip, causing liberal heads to explode.
Some of his old fans just aren’t happy at this betrayal of The Cause:
it’s a shame to see this as I used to think he was very funny. The Way of the Weasel was an awesome book.
it could be dementia – that is a thing that happens to people
On Scott Adams, his comic strip and thought processes have pretty clearly jumped the sharkThe man has become a dangerous idiot.I guess 30-ish years of minor fame and a little bit of pussy took his brain for a ride.
No doubt it is an accident of the pen. But the “climate scientist” in the cartoon bears more than a passing resemblance to Michael Mann, globally renowned inventor of the “Hockey Stick” and winner – or so he used to claim till he got rumbled – of the Nobel Prize.
It’s a “Christian” book featured on numerous bestseller lists for more than 100 weeks – an unprecedented accomplishment in publishing history. Almost 10 years after publication, it remains one of the top selling books at Amazon.com and a bestseller in several categories.
And now “The Shack” has been turned into a movie premiering next month that will bring its message to a whole new audience.
Some Christians might be tempted to rejoice.
But “The Shack” gives audiences false hope, telling them what they want to hear, say critics. And those who know the book and its theology contend it teaches heresy and is leading Christians astray.
Leading the effort to expose “The Shack” is James De Young, a New Testament language and literature professor at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, who holds multiple degrees from respected seminaries, including Dallas Seminary, Talbot Theological Seminary and Moody Bible Institute.
De Young is a former longtime colleague of “The Shack” author Paul Young who challenges the mega-bestseller in his blockbuster exposé, “Burning Down The Shack.”
De Young asserts “The Shack” promotes a heretical idea of “universal reconciliation,” the concept that all people will be saved.
“The danger from all of this is to distort the gospel, to give people a false hope of being able to change their destiny after death and to distort the meaning of Christ’s death,” he told WND.
Marvel gave us quintessential American heroes like Spiderman, Captain America, and The Hulk. Now it’s publishing feminist fan-fiction.
“Thor? Are you kidding me? I’m supposed to call you Thor?” Marvel villain The Absorbing Man yells at the new “female Thor” during a vicious street brawl in an issue published last year. “Damn feminists ruining everything!”
The dialogue mirrored most sane reader’s thoughts during the issue, but we’re not all monsters. We are just loyal, long-time readers who are sick of our favorite characters being butchered by nose-ringed lesbians for the sake of diversity, and at the apparent expense not just of dialogue, story and creativity but also, it now appears, the commercial success of Marvel’s comic books line.
Feminists Call Actor Jeremy Irons “Stupid” for Saying Abortion Should be Called “a Sin” | LifeNews.com
The “Batman” actor said that abortion is a sin and harms woman in his recent interviewwith The Guardian.
“Abortion harms a woman – it’s a tremendous mental attack, and physical, sometimes. But we seem to get that muddled. In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin,” Irons said.
Interestingly, Irons did not go on to suggest abortion be banned, simply that it is an evil. For feminists and abortion advocates, this is not enough. They are only satisfied when abortion is legal and celebrated as a public good.
The Abortion Support Network, an organization that funds Irish women’s flights to get abortions out of the pro-life county, castigated Irons for saying abortion is a sin. In a tweet, they said of his Catholic faith, “for someone who should know the pain Irish abortion law has brought, Irons is totally insensitive.”
Texas-based “values” group is blasting a number of major American companies for having the nerve to demand equal rights for LGBT people.
Texas Values called Apple, Disney, Intel and the NCAA “corporate bullies” for pressuring Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) into vetoing a bill that would have allowed discrimination against LGBT people.
A number of companies spoke out against the bill; Disney also threatened a boycott, saying it would stop filming in the state if the bill became law.
In response, Texas Values claimed the companies had “declared war“ on religion:
It’s striking that the day after Easter, churches in Georgia are told their freedoms are not that important to protect. It’s clear that corporate giants like Apple, Disney, NCAA, Intel have finally come out of the closet and declared public war on the religious freedom of clergy and religious schools, as was the protection in Georgia’s very modest HB 757 that they worked to bring down.
WIRED speaks with Quantum Break director and writer Sam Lake on how real quantum physics influenced the game, wooing actors, and how a game studio steps into television production
On the surface, Quantum Break may seem like just another action-heavy shooter, but it could prove to be one of the most ambitious games released this year. Developed by Remedy Entertainment, the studio behind Alan Wake and Max Payne, it blurs the line between video games and television with a time-travel storyline where player choice impacts not only the direction of the game, but also how episodes of a built-in live action show play out.
The game has also attracted Hollywood talent, with a cast including Shawn Ashmore as protagonist Jack Joyce, who finds himself with time-manipulation abilities in the wake of an accident that threatens to break time itself.
I was watching a movie the other day.
“Anna and the King,” to be exact—and this time one scene stood out. It’s when Mr. Kincaid (a smarmy British businessman) comes to the palace to stop Siam from going to war with British Burma over unprovoked attacks:
“As you know, I do a lot of business with the Siamese, many of whom have ended up dead in recent months. Which, as I’ve discovered, is all part of some elaborate plot to make you think we British are the villains. Well, I happen to know we’re not. The acquisition of a particular little piece of information has cost me a small fortune, but the fact is, when all is said and done, I make more money with Mongkut on the throne. So, I think I’m about to become your best friend.”
Long story short, Mr. Kincaid isn’t there because he cares a wit about the Siamese people—he’s there because it’s in his best interest for Siam not to spiral into chaos.
Fair enough. And some people might say, “well, at the end of the day crisis is averted, so who cares how?”
Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is filled with bloody battles but the film also features modern day miracles that will impact faith-based audiences, according to the Christian soldiers whose true stories inspired the film.
Four years ago, former Marines Mark “Oz” Geist, John “Tig” Tiegen and former Army Ranger Kris “Tanto” Paranto were three of the six men assigned to work as security contractors in Benghazi, Libya. On Sept. 11, 2012, staff at the U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA Annex were under siege by terrorists, and when they called U.S. government officials for help those requests were denied by a CIA base chief named “Bob” who ordered the contractors to “stand down,” impeding any rescue attempt.
During one “13 Hours” scene Pablo Schreiber, who plays Tanto in the film, says he believes God will take care of him in the midst of the attack. The man who inspired the character says he is grateful that he could shed light on God in a blockbuster film directed by Bay.
Skellig Michael: The remote Irish monastery where medieval Christianity meets Jedi spiritualism | Europe | News | The Independent
Contains mild spoilers for those who haven’t seen The Force Awakens
Star Wars is many things to many people: nostalgia-tinted staple of childhood memory, space opera extraordinaire, modern day merchandising behemoth. For every starry-eyed fan there is probably a giddy scholar feasting on the many historical ingredients that make up Star Wars’ intergalactic soup. At the start of each film we are told where we will be going – not only “a galaxy far away”, but specifically “a long time ago”.
Star Wars is truly a fusion of global myths, legends and history – literary tropes borrowed from classical antiquity, medieval heroic sagas, Eastern philosophies, and 20th-century wars – all repackaged for modern audiences. The latest instalment of the franchise has taken this to full medieval Meta.
Winnie The Pooh Day 2016: Quotes, Facts About The Holiday Celebrating Beloved A A Milne Children’s Character
Monday is Winnie the Pooh Day, the official holiday celebrating the main character from the series of celebrated children’s books centered on a silly old bear and his friends. Whether you grew up reading the books Pooh comes from or you’ve never heard of the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh Day is a great time to indulge your imagination and get caught up with all things Winnie the Pooh.
Winnie the Pooh was originally a character created by author A. A. Milne in 1926. The anthropomorphic bear was based on a teddy bear given to Milne’s young son, whose name was Christopher. As a result, when writing his stories, Milne created the character, Christopher Robin, who was also a young boy. Milne also gave Pooh other animal friends, including Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl, all of which were based on his son’s toys.
Walt Disney acquired the rights to Winnie the Pooh in 1961, the BBC reported at the time of Pooh’s 80th anniversary in 2005. Once the rights were owned by Disney, the company added the character of Gopher and subsequently created many movies and TV series based on the original stories. In more recent years, Disney has put out feature-length movies that include more modern stories, such as “The Tigger Movie” and “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie.”