Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Christian Struggle with Mental Illness; Facebook admits bias against conservatives...more links

911 Call: Baby Born Alive After Abortion, “The Fetus is Breathing, We Can’t Provide Care”    but “Nobody did anything wrong,”

Obama Raided $500M for Zika to Finance UN’s Green Climate Fund   ...In March, President Obama gave the United Nations $500 million out of an account under bilateral economic assistance to fund the U.N.’s Green Climate Fund.

Congress refused to allocate funding for the U.N. Climate Change Fund last year, so the president used this account designated for international infectious diseases to pay for his priority.

While I understand that intelligent people can disagree on the human effects on the global climate, it is hard to imagine a reason why the administration would prioritize the U.N. Green Climate Fund over protecting the American people, especially pregnant women, from the Zika virus...

Obama, The Great Bathroom War of 2016, and The Cultural Revolution ...The real significance of the Great Bathroom War of 2016? Obama’s action overrides the value of modesty, a subset of orthodox religious doctrine.

What may be inferred is that the left views orthodox sexual morality not as a legitimate creed but as something innately bigoted. The only way the right could hope to turn back the assault on its creed is to drop the hysterical cries of rapine and to take a dignified stand for the legitimacy of modesty...

Human remains suggest explosion brought down EgyptAir plane, forensic official says  The condition of human remains recovered from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggests an explosion brought the plane down, a senior Egyptian forensic official told the Associated Press Tuesday...

Facebook admits rogue employees may have shown bias against conservatives   Facebook announced Monday it was sending employees out for retraining and would discontinue some of its practices as it sought to defend itself against charges of political bias against conservatives.

The online giant denied that it’s shown “systematic political bias,” but admitted employees played a bigger role than previously acknowledged in determining what news is highlighted in the trending topics section.

Facebook also acknowledged that rogue employees may have unintentionally discriminated against conservative stories or even acted with malice in “isolated improper actions.”...

Stetzer: The Christian Struggle with Mental Illness  ...Part of the struggle is discerning the extent of the spiritual issue with mental health. How much is physiological and how much is spiritual ? Is mental illness a punishment for sin or a natural illness?
We all have spiritual struggles: struggling with our identity in Christ, receiving forgiveness, living with joy. With mental illness, the struggle becomes much more complicated.
Is it something that can only be resolved with a deeper understanding of the gospel and closer relationship with Christ and others, or can it be impacted by some external influence—medication, counseling, etc.?
Another paralyzing question that many people ask is whether mental illness is the direct result of a person’s sin. Answering that question in full would require more words than I have for this post. So, let me start that, in the Chrisitan worldview, all suffering is the result of sin...

The Nuns Who Charted the Stars
At the Vatican Observatory, these women were part of a global attempt to map the night sky...

The Backside Blessings of Blogging

Blogging, Twitter To Be Included As Means Of Grace In 2017 Westminster Catechism Update -The Babylon Bee


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