Volume 7, Issue 4: Cave of Adullam
Mutterings on the Regnant Follies
More Good News on the Revival Front
A friend of Credenda in South Africa has let us know that the Toronto
blessing has spread to his country, and has been seen there dashing down some
new back alleys of blessing. Seems that some folks are now getting into animal
noises and "vomiting in the Spirit."
Of course, who's to say whether this might not be of the Lord. After all,
we don't want to be found opposing a marvelous work and a wonder. After all, we
. . . oh, never mind. Stupidity on wheels.
National Review reports on an opinion piece written by the First Lady
for the Los Angeles Times, entitled "There is No Such Thing as
'Other People's Children.'" The thrust of her argument made it
clear that all American children should be considered to be children of the
state. And presumably the programs that would follow from such a belief would
require us to eliminate that other pesky distinction, the concept of Other
And to this, we would like to apply Mencken's appraisal of FDR, the
president who thought America was a giant milch cow with 200 million
Out of the Shade Dade
The Moneychanger tells us that Florida taxpayers coughed up $18,500 to
make Dade County's only nude beach wheel-chair accessible. Another
$20,000-30,000 will go into provision of closer parking for the
But it seems clear they've been out in the sun too long
Pave the Planet Foundation
Sierra Club Chairman Michael McCloskey was quoted in Wake-Up Call
America as saying something like this - "Trees and rocks have
rights to their own freedom."
All is one. Everything must be free. Each blessed thing must have equal
access to its very own space, with room to breathe the fresh, clean, mountain
air--trees, rocks, moss, wolves, whales, Burger Kings, and plastic. All is
one with the bulldozer, chain saw and owl. I am the eggman, I am the walrus,
goo goo ga-joob.
Evangelical Elvis Art
New Man, the magazine for Promise Keepers, found itself stuck with an ad
for a series of prints entitled "Knights of the 90s." The main print,
and please bear with us as we describe it, showed a man in a tuxedo with a
helmet under his left arm and a broadsword resting on the ground, balanced by
his right hand. A burnt orange sky was the backdrop, also containing
skyscrapers and a mystic moon, or a blimp maybe. Around the rim of the picture
was the Code of Honor for the Knights of the 90s - Integrity, Courage,
Charity, Romance, Patriotism, Justice, and Righteousness.
The only problem with this chronological approach to knighthood is that
after the year 2000 we will have to be Knights of the Zeroes. And maybe we
Hoot hoot hoot
While surfing the Net,2 we noticed that this washed ashore. The ACLU has filed suit against a government school district in Louisiana for, get this,
encouraging the students to keep open minds and exercise critical thinking
skills. The Tangipahoa Parish Board of Education adopted a resolution which
required teachers to read a disclaimer in advance of any lesson concerning
evolution. They said, "It is hereby recognized . . . that the lesson to be
presented, regarding the origin of life and matter, is known as the Scientific
Theory of Evolution and should be presented to inform students of the
scientific concept and not intended to influence or dissuade the Biblical
version of Creation or any other concept. It is further recognized by the Board
of Education that it is the basic right and privilege of each student to form
his/her own opinion or maintain beliefs taught by parents on this very
important matter of the origin of life and matter. Students are urged to
exercise critical thinking and gather all information possible and closely
examine each alternative before forming an opinion."
Everything was okay until they encouraged students to think for themselves.
After that, a lawsuit was just inevitable.
National Review reports on the dither folks are in because of their
preparations for the Fourth World Conference on Women, which is sponsored by
the UN, and is to be held in Peking. The fracas is over definition of
"gender" which the U.S., Canada, and the European Union want defined
as including five of them. Many of the other nations, set in their ways, are
nonplussed with all this, having thought that there were only two - male and
female. The five we are fighting for are male, female, homosexual, bisexual,
But what about toasters? And avocados?
Doubts About the Existence of Idaho
We found a whimsical essay circulating the country which casts doubt on the
existence of our commonwealth, Idaho. It suggests, "Mounting evidence
shows that there are in fact only 49 states in the U.S., and the
'state' of Idaho is a baseless myth. All we ask is that the existence
of the state of Idaho be debated. Time after time our opponents have refused to
debate us on the facts. . . . All of the so-called 'evidence'
is a mixture of falsifications, coercions, lies, and exaggerations."
Normally, people just confuse us with Iowa.