Friday, October 31, 2008

RC Sproul Jr, Is this too difficult... for God?

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~John Quincy Adams

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Answering Some Criticism of Renaud and Strackbein's Article

To answer the comment left on my previous post, I've linked to C.S. Hayden's blog. He eloquently answers the comment (which has apparently been making the rounds) line by line.

Click Here!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sen. John McCain's Position on Abortion

How Pro-life is John McCain? This is a part of the full article.

by Wesley Strackbein and Bob Renaud, Vision Forum Staff

Sen. McCain’s record on abortion has largely been “buried” this election cycle, and it indeed “speaks volumes,” but not for the reasons that Ertelt has suggested. A more careful look at Sen. McCain’s formal voting record and statements indicate that he will not make the protection of life a priority in a McCain presidential administration. While Sen. McCain voted in favor of the partial birth abortion ban in 2003 (as did Senators Tom Daschle, Harry Reid, and sixty-one others)[2] and has often stated that he does not “support Roe versus Wade” and would like to see it “overturned,”[3] the Arizona senator has actually stated his opposition to take active measures to overturn Roe for fear that such a move would endanger the lives of women.[4]

Moreover, Sen. McCain supports abortion in the cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother, and he has actively campaigned to strike the prohibition of abortion in these cases from the Republican Party Platform.[5] In addition, Sen. McCain has voted to confirm radical pro-abortion judges such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer and has recently affirmed that he would vote for pro-abortion judges under a McCain presidency, so long as they met basic “qualifications.”[6] He also has been outspoken in his support for embryonic stem cell research and has voted in favor of funding for Planned Parenthood.[7]

The point is this: Attempts to paint Sen. John McCain as a pro-life candidate are grossly misleading. Mr. Ertelt of and other pro-life groups such as the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) have “buried” widely known aspects of Sen. McCain’s record on life that demonstrate — while Sen. John McCain may not be as far to the left as Sen. Barack Obama on the life issue — he is not a champion of the unborn, and, should he be elected to the presidency, his past record and recent claims offer no confidence that he will do anything to advance the ethic of life as president of the United States.

We agree with the National Right to Life Committee’s conclusion of eight years ago — a position that they have now suppressed due to political expediency — that “John McCain Threatens the Pro-Life Cause”[8]; and as a service to voters in this 2008 election cycle, we have brought to light key facts on Sen. McCain’s record on abortion for readers to consider in forming their own conclusions regarding his stance on this critically important issue.

Full Article

Friends, I think it is safe to say that who ever wins this election will not be fighting for life.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Still Enjoying Sapphire Valley

We stopped on the side of the road for a family picture (the camera is on top of the car and it was fun getting the timer right with no cars coming).
Looking to the left of the look out.

This is a recently built bridge to the falls. Before the new bridge was built it everyone used the log on the right. ;)

Mom posing on the bridge.

Not the biggest fall we have seen on our trips but one of my favorites.

A look from the top of the falls. Their was no path up there so I made one. ;)

As we were leaving the falls Dad pointed out a couple of trees that had started growing from fallen ones.

Here we are on a hike later that day.

The road goes ever on and on...

(Not really) Here's a view from the top!

A different view from the top
Mom and Dad posing for their 6th or 7th time up Whiteside Mountain

I just couldn't help it!!!
Just keepin' it cool 8-/

We had lunch on the top of this rock (or near it), I tried to convince Mom and Dad that it was a perfectly safe way to get down but some how they didn't go for it....

Back down the mountain, a lovely wild apple tree stands (in Cashiers). The apples were actually pretty good- if you could find one without holes that is!

Although we have only one day left of our time in NC, we are planning to stop at a family integrated church on the way back in Georgia. So, I hope to do one more post on our trip. :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Autumn Adventures in the Mountains

Well, here we are on another Vacation but this time it's in Sapphire Valley! I am sitting over at the rec-center because I can't get internet in our room and it's going to close at 9:00 *looks at the time* 8:46, so you can see I don't have much time, so I'm cutting to the pictures!!!

Our first glimpse of the mountains.

Our rental car got us there safely.

Our vacation home... We got the A and the B side this time.

A-side of the place

B-side upstairs

B-side downstairs

I started climbing the mountain opposite the condo and I couldn't help but wish it was a paintball field.

Looking to the side.

Looking up!

Our first round of put-put (we usually play 4 or 5 times)

Wow... he's good!!


Dad gets it in for a 3 on the last hole and that means he won!! Not really- I think he won by about 7 strokes :P

I am now sitting outside of the rec-center trying to finish my post we got kicked out of the building cause its now 9:11 :(

This is our picnic spot we come here every year!

Eating lunch.

Is their anything more peaceful than that!

Hey, we match!!

Nice color!

We ran into an old friend Mrs. Thomas at the hardware store! The funny thing about it is the Thomas family lives in Ormond Beach and we havn't seen them for about a year, and then we ran into her 500 miles away from home!!!

Well I'll try to post tomorrow.....