Monday, December 28, 2009
Now, from the trailer and what people have been buzzing about, this book appears to be the Bible. Lots of explosions and Washington killing and maiming people.
My questions are what happened to end civilization and why wouldn't people know what the Bible is? Might be interested to see how the Hughes brothers (directors) answer this. I wonder if he's got all 73 books in that Bible. Is Eli a reference to Elijah?
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
In this clip the mom talks about entrusting the safety of her daughter to St. Jude and giving her a medal that the daughter has kept with her her whole life. In a letter to her birth-mother the daughter writes "thank you for giving me life."
Later in the episode when the mom and daughter meet, the daughter says "thank you for giving me life" and the mother's response? "It wasn't my life to take from you."
That statement pretty much sums it up. These are lives we are talking about. No matter what kind of semantics you try to get into the fact of the matter remains that a fetus is a human life. An innocent baby. Separate and distinct from the mother. We don't have the right to take that life.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Towards the end, Robin kneels beside a fallen soldier and makes the sign of the cross.
I'm interested to see how the movie portrays the Church. In the movie, Robin has just returned from fighting in the 3rd Crusade. Of course there's King Richard and Friar Tuck as well.
Babies is a documentary film by Thomas Balmes, depicting the early lives of four infants growing up in Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco and Tokyo, respectively. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States by Focus Features on April 16, 2010.
Thanks to Gretchen at SimonPeters.org for the video.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
From the Associated Press:
PORTLAND, Ore. – An Oregon legislative leader plans to introduce a bill to repeal a 1923 state law that bans teachers from wearing religious garb.
House Speaker Dave Hunt, D-Gladstone, said he will push to "allow teachers to have the same religious free exercise rights as every other Oregonian" when legislators meet in February.
Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and state schools Superintendent Susan Castillo, who recently sent letters to every lawmaker asking them to drop the ban, also support such a proposal.
The Legislature passed a law this year allowing all workers except teachers to wear religious dress at work in most instances. Its passage led to questions about why the law remains on the books, given that Oregon is one of only three states with such a ban.
The law, which was aimed at keeping Catholics out of public schools, has not been tested in court since thewon a 1986 that upheld its firing of a Sikh teacher for wearing a turban.
The Oregon Education Association has not taken a position on the issue, a spokeswoman said.of Oregon, which has long supported the ban, said the Legislature should not end it without enacting additional protections for Oregon students. The