Worthy causes of the day: “Justice for the Angola 3”, “Stand up for Democracy in the Democratic Party”, and “Congress Must Protect Our Drinking Water”.
Also: Happy birthday, Mom!
Divine misconception of the day: “Parents pick prayer over docs; girl dies”. It is perfectly correct theology that “healing comes from God”. The mistake is assuming that God is going to heal people just because of their faith or prayer; this has not been observed to be correct. In His abundant mercy, God has granted us ever-increasing knowledge of biology and medicine and bestowed doctors upon us, resulting in cures where certain death or chronic illness were the case before, prevention of horrible diseases, and longer life-spans.
Today’s news and commentary, some of which Barry is responsible for:
- “Paper Tigers?”
- “Web tip leads mom to Asia, abducted son”
- “Pa. judge sentences 3 to learn English”
- “'Earth Hour' to plunge millions into darkness”
- “"Closure" wins oddest book award”
- “Researchers Play Tune Recorded Before Edison”
- “Does Turning Fluorescent Lights Off Use More Energy Than Leaving Them On?”
- “Where did viruses come from?”
- “Some CAIR Officials Convicted of Crimes, More Tied to Extremist Groups”
- “DOOMSDAY FEARS SPARK LAWSUIT” (Some people will worry about anything.)
- “Islam and Free Speech”