Archive for June 25th, 2008

…And Now Something Just to Annoy the Evolutionist

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Laminin, literately the stuff that holds us together.
From Wikipedia:
“Laminin is the major non-collagenous component of the basal lamina, such as those on which cells of an epithelium sit.[1] Basically, laminin is a protein found in the “extracellular matrix”, the sheets of protein that form the substrate of all internal organs also called the “basement membrane”. It has four arms that can bind to four other molecules. The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding to other laminin molecules, which is what makes it so great at forming sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to cells, which helps anchor the actual organs to the membrane.

The laminin protein is made up of three separate parts, called the A, B1, and B2 chains. That gives it a total of six “ends”, which accounts for a lot of its flexibility in connecting up various kinds of molecules. Because of this, scientists who create biomaterials are extremely interested in the whole family of laminins. They are a family of glycoproteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding in almost every animal tissue. Laminins are secreted and incorporated into cell-associated extracellular matrices.

Laminin is vital to making sure overall body structures hold together. Improper production of laminin can cause muscles to form improperly, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy. It can also cause progeria.”

Here’s what it looks like:

Laminin

But I think this view may put it in a different perspective:

Laminin

Colossians 1:16-17 (New International Version)
For by [Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Laminin is made out of three parts, which if any one part were to be removed, the whole structure is rendered useless.
Or maybe think about it like this:
The Father, the Son (incarnate as Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.

Just a random thought to annoy the evolutionist.
God Bless!!

Christian Radio Station, KSBJ, Sharathon 2008

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

KSBJ Sharathon

For Christians in the Houston area, this station is a mainstay of Christian music entertainment. This wonderful station is also available anywhere in the world via streaming audio.
Since they do not accept advertising, once a year they hold what they call “Sharathon”. This is their once a year, three day pledge drive, from which they derive the funds they use for operations and special projects for the rest of the year.
If you are familiar with this station, I urge you to support them financially. They are thrilled to have any amount you can offer, either as a one time payment or a monthly dispersement.
In any case, take a moment to listen to this station (if you catch them after Sharathon, you can hear their normal format).
Here’s are the links:
KSBJ Home.
KSBJ Sharathon.

Florida “Gender Identity” Ordinance Serious Public Safety Concern

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

What people have not understood about the homosexual agenda is that once one aspect of it allowed, they will continue to push for a sexual “anything goes” end result.
This ordinance is the perfect example.

Citizens in Gainesville, Florida, are trying to repeal an ordinance that lets anyone reject their biological sex simply by stating that they “feel like” a member of the opposite sex. At least one citizen argues that introduces some serious safety concerns for the public.

The city’s anti-discrimination ordinance now includes “gender identity” as a protected class. It defines gender identity as “an inner sense of being a specific gender, or the expression of a gender identity by verbal statement, appearance, or mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual with or without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth.”

Cain Davis, chairman of Citizens for Good Public Policy, says the ordinance was not well thought out. “[A] man, for example, [can] walk into a women’s restroom …. just by merely saying, ‘I feel like a woman,’ they can go into a women’s restroom,” he explains.

Under this ordinance, sex offenders can now follow a potential victim into a bathroom with no fear of being challenged.

Original Link.

Danish Stop Muslim Attempt to Limit Free Speech

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Here is an incredulous statement:
“The Danish ruling came as a surprise to the OIC at a time when almost all Western governments including the USA had made categorical statements rejecting any linkage between Islam and terrorism.”
I guess it has escaped the attention of these governments that 99% of the terrorist in the world today are Muslims. They consider that to not be a “linkage”. Are these people really that dense?

THE Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a league of 57 Muslim nations, said a Danish court’s rejection of a suit against a paper for printing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad could provoke “Islamophobia”.

Last Thursday the High Court for western Denmark rejected a suit against Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that first published cartoons of Islam’s prophet, leading to deadly protests in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The court said the editors had not meant to depict Muslims as criminals or terrorists, the cartoons had not broken the law, and there was a relationship between acts of violence and Islam – comments that provoked outcry among Muslim groups in Denmark.

“It is a known fact that acts of terror have been carried out in the name of Islam and it is not illegal to make satire out of this relationship,” the court said.

The Saudi-based OIC, the largest grouping of Muslim countries, said the ruling could encourage “Islamophobia”, a fear or dislike of Islam, which the group has identified as existing in the West.

“The Danish ruling came as a surprise to the OIC at a time when almost all Western governments including the USA had made categorical statements rejecting any linkage between Islam and terrorism,” the OIC said.

“The linkage drawn by the Danish court … could create a precedent for exacerbation of Islamophobia.”

Many Muslims regard depictions of the Prophet as blasphemous. The Islamic Faith Society, one of the groups that brought the lawsuit against the Danish newspaper, said it might take its case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Original Link.