What not to say at a funeral: “It was for the best.”
I was at a funeral yesterday, and it was beautiful. While the loss of a loved one is always a grief, when that grief is mitigated by an assurance that they are with the Lord, it makes all the difference. I’ve been to so many funerals for the unchurched, where the pastor or priest delivering the service did not know the person who died, and it’s truly awful, just so grating to hear a stranger relaying stories – and as often as not, mangling them – that the family had told him the day before. So I won’t say that funerals like the one yesterday are a joy, exactly, because people I love are hurting because of this loss. But I will say that there is a comfort in knowing that it’s not a goodbye, it’s a “see you later.”
It’s one thing to fear the transition of death – will it be scary? will it hurt? – and quite another to fear death itself because you are not confident what will happen to you. If the latter is a concern for you, please, read Randy Alcorn’s book, Heaven.
Self-defense against the police?
Imagine you’re awakened by a commotion; strangers shouting and running into your bedroom. You naturally reach for your handgun and take a shot at the guy closest to you. Next thing you know you’re on trial for shooting a police officer, which has penalties above and beyond shooting a regular joe like yourself. Here’s the kicker – the police were not executing a legal warrant – they were supposed to go to your neighbor’s apartment. “Wrong door raids” happen on a regular basis and sometimes these result in the homeowner’s death. When the police are not acting legally – whether that’s due to corruption or simple incompetence – should you have the legal right to defend yourself? Indiana says Yes.
Food Stamp Nation
Our Food Stamp President is presiding over a food stamp nation. And while, yes, this needs reform, I’d suggest there are more pressing issues. Like deregulation and energy production, both of which will go far towards disqualifying people from the food stamp program, because they’ll be gainfully employed with sufficient income to feed themselves. At that point, by all means, reform the food stamp program.
More Bath Salts Mayhem
Calgon, take me away! Another report of mayhem by a user of the designer drug ”bath salts.” Seriously, people: if you absolutely MUST impair yourself, why don’t you learn to like alcohol? It’s legal, it’s readily available, it’s cheap, and I’ve yet to hear a report of a drunk chewing off someone’s face.
Obama Is Lawless
In defiance of Congress, he’s going to implement the Dream Act by executive order.
Romney’s bus has a twitter account.
Is the President learning impaired?