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Friday, July 27, 2007
As you may or may not have noticed, Yahoo! has added a new category on the left (politically-speaking and referring to its location on the home page), called "Green". If you click on it, you will be taken to a page on global warming, with a running count of pledges to reduce their "carbon footprints" and a CO2 calculator which you can use to determine how evil you are as an individual. I am about twice the average person, so quite evil. Personally, I blame this on our renter, Lindsey, but oh well. :)

Anyway, the page also has a quote by a famous person that randomly generates each time you load the main page. This is the quote that was showing when I opened the page: "The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of this planet. - John F. Kennedy"

Somehow, that quote didn't seem quite right coming from a president in the 1960's, so I looked it up. The actual quote is this: "The supreme reality of our time is our indivisibility as children of God and OUR common vulnerability ON this planet." Kennedy made this statement in an address to the Irish Parliament about 5 months before he was killed.

Hmmm, now that doesn't sound anything like what the warm-mongers on Yahoo quoted him as having said. Either they purposely twisted the quote to fit their needs or they have very poor researching skills.


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The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Respectable Sins
The Kite Runner
Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak
Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, ... anabaptist/anglican, metho
Show Them No Mercy
The Lord of the Rings
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
The Chronicles of Narnia
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