Friday, December 29, 2006

On The Doorstep - Dec 29

Below is a picture of comedian Rick Mercer in a flak jacket spooning gravy on the troop's meals in Afghanistan. You can read about it here on Rick Mercer's own blog. Attaboy, Rick!

I'm receiving conflicting reports here but it appears that Saddam Hussein might be swinging from the gallows' pole by as early as tomorrow. The last step before the execution was the transfer from U.S. custody to Iraqi custody. This seems to have already taken place although neither American or Iraqi officials have confirmed this. Keep in mind that in Islamic tradition, condemned prisoners are usually executed after Friday prayers. Saddam might have a reprieve today but it appears his fate will be decided sooner rather than later.

Last Sunday in church I stood up and reminded the congregation that even though the Christmas season is a time for celebration, for many Christians around the world it is just another day facing persecution at the hands of gov't authorities. And yes, it does happen even here in the West and in Australia.

See this movie from Bibles Unbound and join up. For thirty USD, you can send NTs to people in Muslim lands individually and in their own language. You can also got to the Voice of the Martyrs website which I have just added to the sidebar. Being a Christian is about making a difference, it isn't about sitting on your hands whilst whistling Dixie.

As I have stated before, it is very difficult to cut through all the groupthink without paying a hefty price. Congressman Virgil Goode (R-Virginia) is none to pleased with Keith Ellison's (D-Minnesota) decision to swear an oath on the Koran instead of the Bible. You can read Robert Spencer's article on this or if you're lazy like me you can see the video from instead.

I've got two slideshows for you (more end of the year fluff), one is from Christian Science Moitor and the other is from International Herald Tribune. Enjoy!

As I reported in my previous post, the Muslim Hajj is very much underway. What you may or may not know is that the Hajj has a deadly history, particularly when pilgrims try to 'stone the devil'. If you get that strange feeling that something is dark and sinister at work here you're not alone in your thoughts. Archived from Jan, 12, 2006 from the Beeb.

On Jan, 1, 1999 the euro was born. This article shows how far the euro has come in these past seven years.

Hey, did you know that Russia saw a record number of dangerous natural phenomena in 2006? D'ya think God might be trying to tell the Russians something?

We certainly are on the doorstep of a new year, are we not? I don't know for sure if I'll be squeezing off another post these next two days although I do promise to give it a go if I have the time. If not then I'll wish you a Happy New Year for 2007.

Johnny Cash

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