25.7.10

The Bible: 5 Things Christians Might Not Know


The Bible has played a significant role to the lives of Christians and other religious communities. It has been used as a basis and guide to ethical and moral way of living. It is also, somehow, used as a proof of God's existence and omnipresence. I remember when I was still a seminarian, I always read the Bible everyday. Each night, before I slept, I opened the Bible to read a verse or two and pondered upon the words, phrases or whichever struck me the most. I also used it during our Bible sharing every Sunday. For more than three years, not a day went by without reading a verse or a book from the Bible. Well, that was 7 years ago. Things have changed...
The Bible is definitely an easy to read "text" but with deep connotations. The great irony of the Bible is that it is at once so familiar and so unknown. In an article from AskMen.com, 5 things were mentioned about the Bible that Christians did not or might not know. These include the multiple versions of creation in the Bible, different accounts of the Gospels and the reason why it is not considered as a book.

1) There are multiple versions of creation in the Bible.

Despite more than a century of creationism-versus-evolution debates, few are aware that there are actually several different accounts of creation scattered throughout the Bible, and they don’t all agree. In the first chapter of Genesis, God starts big, on the cosmic level, then does plants and animals and then culminates with human beings, created in the plural, male and female. In the second chapter of Genesis, which immediately follows, God begins by creating a single human. Then come plants and animals. Then, when no animal fits the bill as lifelong companion (sorry, dogs), God divides the one human into two, male and female.

There are even more creation stories. In Psalm 104 and Job 38, God begins by setting the Earth on foundations in the sea, like a huge oil rig. In Psalm 74, monsters are on the scene: God first slays Leviathan and the sea dragons, monstrous forces of chaos, in order to create the cosmos as a safe, orderly place. In Proverbs 8, God has a divine cohort, Wisdom (Hebrew Hokmah), who says she was there before the work of creation began. These and other biblical visions of beginnings don’t add up to a single, coherent account. The Bible doesn’t seem to have a problem with that.

21.7.10

Mel Gibson's rant audio tapes--profoundly disturbing...

Mel Gibson's racist tirade directed at his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has been an online sensation lately. Five audiotapes have been leaked out that show how Mel Gibson unleashed a profane, sexist rant against the mother of his daughter... When I first heard about the news, I never believed it. I never even bothered to search for it on the net. However, when it was mentioned by Mo Twister through his radio show and he played the audio, I really couldn't believe that Mel talks that way... I am a big fan of the actor, I idolized him when I first watched him playing the role of William Wallace from the movie "Braveheart," a 1995 historical action-drama movie produced and directed by Mel Gibson himself.
In one of the audiotapes, Gibson accuses his ex-girlfriend of lying about fake breasts and trying to breastfeed his eight-month-old Lucia, saying she dresses like .... The language Mel uses is extremely vile ... Previous reports about Mel Gibson's racist tirade couldn't do justice to the hatred in his voice as his rage builds to increasingly palpable levels. It's kind of scary.
Here's the fifth audio tape (uncensored) of Mel Gibson's rant from youtube.com. The rest of them are on youtube.com.

17.7.10

Singer Pink falls while performing in Germany

I just wanted to post an unfortunate news about Pink, an American singer-songwriter whose real name is Alecia Moore. While performing in Nuremberg, Germany on thursday July 15, Pink had an unfortunate accident and was rushed to hospital after a stage stunt went horribly wrong during the concert. The 30-year-old star was being strapped into a harness at the Easy Credit Station in Nuremberg when it flung her forward into a steel crowd barricade. The harness was supposed to hoist her above the crowd so she could perform an acrobatic routine.
I watched the video clip. The crowd was shouting and so excited about the concert and suddenly they just went so quiet when Pink fell off the stage... Too bad!
Here's a clip of Pink who was dragged off stage and fell into barricade.

13.7.10

Avast! Pro Antivirus Keys--get it here!

Disappointed of downloading an antivirus software that only allows to run in your computer for only a month or two? Tired of looking for antivirus keys to keep your antivirus software running for a longer period of time?
For those who like Avast! pro antivirus but do not have money to purchase it online, I can give you a set of keys offered by some users through some sites. I have tried and tested one of these and it's still valid for a couple of years or more. Since I got these from some users for free, then, I might as well post it here on my blog in case someone tries to use it.
Here are the keys for Avast! Pro Antivirus.

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C9103048R9988Z1154-NL25SBYD

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7.7.10

Lindsay Lohan sentenced to 90 days behind bars...


I used to be a big fan of Lindsay Lohan when she was not yet addicted to alcohol and some kinds of drugs. She's cute during her teen years. I even watched her 2003 family comedy movie Freaky Friday, where she starred as Anna Coleman together with Jamie Lee Curtis. I found her so gorgeous back then. But now, her popularity is only associated with negativity. She even spent 84 minutes in jail in 2007 after she pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine and no contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving. Because of that, Lohan was sentenced to three years of  probation.
When I opened the Yahoo! homepage today, it isn't surprising to read a featured news about her who will be sent to jail for probation violation. Well, she's still young and, I think, she's not gonna stop drinking alcohol, not even drugs... The problem was, she was still under probation and she violated it. Thus, a judge sentenced her on Tuesday to 90 days in jail and an inpatient rehab program after finding the actress had violated the terms of her probation in a 2007 drug case. But Lohan was not immediately taken into custody and will be permitted to surrender on July 20. She will have to wear an ankle alcohol monitor until then, a report says.
Here's a picture of her crying while looking at her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley after the sentencing by Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel during a hearing in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, July 6, 2010. And the other one was a photo of her when she's drunk or on drugs...