Monthly Archives: May 2005

I’ve been tagged

Arklahomboy tagged me

Total volume of music files on my computer: 4.02 GB (the “My Music” folder, that includes certain configuration files and playlists, etc)

The last CD I bought: Casting Crowns

Song playing now: “It’s Happening Now” Charlie Daniels

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me: That kind of thing varies a lot by mood and what all is going on in my life.

Five people to whom I’m passing the baton: Anybody who wants to do it.

um, ok, I’ve been slack

Not updating very much of late.

Work is progressing on my house, it looks like this weekend will be the final hump.

I also discovered The Darth Side my apologies to whoever I got the link from, I don’t remember now. Very funny, and also interesting.

Speaking of Star Wars, I saw Episode III last week. I didn’t think it was that great. It probably could have been double the length it was to tell the story right. Although, why Obi Wan didn’t just rip General Grievous apart with the force I can’t figure out. Probably could have used the force to disconnect his power supply and been done with it. It would have been less dramatic, but it would have given more time to the other aspects of storytelling that were denied.

A lot of people have talked about the line “Only a Sith thinks in absolutes”, well, I thought it was pretty funny how Obi Wan proceeded to tell Anakin that Palpatine was evil, to which Anakin replied, “not from my perspective”. Ah, the total and complete failure of moral relativism.

Also, I find it funny that Darth Vader is supposedly a conservative. Darth Vader’s entire motivation was to provide order to the galaxy and help people. The Republic traded freedom for security and became an Empire. People are sheep and freedom dies to the sound of clapping, that much is true.

Mindless Quiz Posting

Shotgun
You preferred a weapon with 63% power over speed and 54% range over melee.
You use a Shotgun.
While not the fastest gun in the west, a shotgun’s raw power and ease
of use make it an extremely potent weapon. Some shotguns can also be
loaded with many different types of ammunition, providing a versatility
many guns don’t have. Choosing your shots, you fell your opponents
immediately and without pause.


My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online dating free online dating
You scored higher than 84% on power
free online dating free online dating
You scored higher than 70% on range

Link: The What’s Your Signature Weapon Test written by inurashii on Ok Cupid

It’s so bad that it physically hurts me…

I just watched the full trailer for the new Dukes of Hazzard movie over at Yahoo Movies

It was great to see the General Lee in action again. But it’s just so horrible to see such a bunch of idiots behind the wheel.

Why does hollywood always have to ruin things?

And I don’t like the new font they used for the numbers on the General Lee either.

What’s in a name?

Robert

Means “bright fame”, derived from the Germanic elements hrod “fame” and beraht “bright”. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It belonged to three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce who restored the independence of Scotland from England in the 14th century. The author Robert Browning and poets Robert Burns and Robert Frost are famous literary bearers of this name. Also, Robert E. Lee was the commander of the Confederate army during the American Civil War.

Lee

From a surname derived from Old English leah “meadow”. The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War.

not too bad…

3 Scottish Kings and General Lee…

What is Love?

Love is patient, love is kind {and} is not jealous; love does not brag {and} is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong {suffered,} does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails

I Corinthians 13:4-8

Regarding my post from yesterday regarding What I Want in a Woman, I got into a discussion tonight regarding what exactly is love.

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.

Matthew 15:19-20

Love is a choice. We can choose to harbor Love in our hearts, or we can choose to harbor those things which are evil in our hearts. Love is more than a feeling.

We have to choose to follow Christ, because it’s not always easy. It’s not always warm fuzzies. So, if it’s nothing but feelings, then as soon as things get tough, you’re out of luck.

Sure, feelings are an important part of Love. Our hearts are one of the things that make us human. But to ignore the fact that our sinful hearts can be fickle ignores the choice that we have to make. We must choose to follow God, we must choose to not sin, and we must choose to Love, even when it’s tough.

Looking at I Corinthians 13:4-8, I fear that at times I have run afoul of all the characteristics of Love. I don’t have a time machine, so all I can do is try to learn from my mistakes and go forward.

Christian Exodus Again…

Over at Christian Exodus, El Cid is listing the folks who are talking about Christian Exodus. This is what he had to say regarding my comments:

Flannel Avenger encourages folks to at least check us out in this post. It is not full on support but it is neither the negative sort of attack we usually find on non member blogs.

There’s really just one thing that makes me hesistant about something like Christian Exodus or the Free State Project, and it’s that if it were North Carolina that was selected, I would be a little put off by having people from another state looking to move here in order to reform the system. Granted, it needs reform, but at the same time, isn’t part of the whole idea that each state has a certain amount of Soveriegnty and the right to choose the direction they take?

What to look for in a Woman, alternatively titled, What Makes a Marriage Work

Well, you know, I’ve been thinking lately, what do I really want in a woman? I figure it depends on what I want to get out of the relationship.

What I really want in a woman, not to be confused with the old list I had that was a bit of a joke (I never published it on the blog… wow, that thing was really old…)

in no particular order (just numbered for the sake of keeping up with it)

1) I want for her to love me with her whole heart.
2) I want for her to trust me implicitly
3) I want for her to want to spend her life with me
4) I want for her to miss me when I’m gone
5) I want for her to respect me as a man
6) I want for her to want me
7) I want for her to bring out the best traits in me, and make me want to banish the bad parts of myself to the utter depths of the darkest region of hell

Needless to say, she also has to be a Christian and love God and respect His will.

Too picky? Not picky enough? What say you fair readers? Especially you of the married sort?