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And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you *good news* of *great joy* that will be for *all the people*. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a *Savior*, who is *Christ the Lord*." (Luke 2:10-11)

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I'm afraid evangelical leaders are exchanging the good news of the gospel for a focus on the supposed sins of others. And if anyone dares to point this out, the worst imaginable assumptions are made concerning that person's character. I hear little about the hope of redemption.

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How can the gospel, which is definitionally 'good news,' "become" *bad* news for anyone? It cannot. The gospel is propositional truth. The gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for our sins. Christian leaders can blow about, but the gospel does not change.

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Also, I'll take the opportunity to post this Escher piece called "Three Worlds" - which is what sprang to my mind as I was snapping those pics of the pavement. I thiiink it's my favourite piece by him? At least one of my favourites.

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Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. (Isaiah 1:16-17, ESV)

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RT Believing the claims of kind, sincere people is not a good heuristic for determining truth. Sooner or later, you'll meet a kind, sincere person who believes what is false and then you'll be in trouble.


@paladin1 Those are the most amusing kind!

But you haven't seen bad kung fu movies till you have seen the catman series.

@DrOakley All the more reason to get people over to mastodon hosting their own instances.

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“You realize that if you are to change your belief about God, you will also have to change your belief about yourself.” - Cornelius Van Til

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It's a fact and everybody knows it:

X is the coolest letter in the entire alphabet.

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This quote applies to so many situations in life, not just programming:

"Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it"

-- Patrick McKenzie

The nice thing about taking most of December off is you get most of December off. The sad thing about taking most of December off: it's December.

On the bright side; the best holiday in America is next week. The last vestige of Puritanism in America is joined by all our pagan friends in giving gratitutde to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for all our blessings.

In many ways it is an irony of ironies that Black Fiday follows such a day.

@paladin1 Same. I have played around with some of the rtl-sdr stuff and there are some neat things. It's also neat to see what you can find on 433mhz with all the random wireless stuff around town.

The other day we had some 70cm prop going on and I was getting tire pressures from around the neighborhood. Cracked me up.

@paladin1 Cool. I like CW but am terrible at it. PSK31 is always an interest too.

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