As I have scanned several news items the past couple of days, so many things stood out that I feel compelled to comment upon them. These range from the ridiculous to the incredible, to the outrageous.
Two research projects reveal interesting, though otherwise useless, bits of information.
One states that old lovers look alike. Research suggests that personality and appearance are related, thus we tend to develop relationships with people who are like us. The older we get the more similar we become in appearance with our mate. This is good news for me, bad news for my wife. (I have also noted this tendency in people and their pets, too.)
Another project reveals that in the state of Utah, Mormons outweigh non-Mormons by an average of 4.6 pounds. It seems that Mormons are not content with having more wives than everyone else, they also have to be the biggest. (I am referring to Mormons in general being the biggest, not just the wives.)
My conclusion on both of these is that somebody has way too much time on their hands. (And probably too much government funding as well.)
Has anyone noticed those Olympic medals? They have these huge holes in them! Has the IOC decided to trim the budget a little? You might as well hang a donut around their neck. Seriously, though, I doubt the athletes mind. It takes a lot of work and discipline to even get to the Olympics, let alone win. Congratulations to all the winners.
Speaking of the Olympics, that fall the girl, Zhang Dan, in the Chinese figure-skating pair took the other night was very bad. When I saw that she was going to continue, I told my wife, “She doesn’t need to do this, she has nothing to prove.” Boy, was I wrong! She and her partner came back and won the silver. If all of the Chinese people have half of this girl’s heart, maybe there is hope for the eventual overthrow of socialism in the People’s Republic.
Muslim protests against the Danish cartoons of Mohammed continue to spread around the world. If Islam is truly the religion of peace, why haven’t the “peaceful majority” stepped in and said, “Hey, this is enough. You are making us look bad.”
It is bad enough that they are burning embassies, but day before yesterday, protestors burned down a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Pakistan. This is getting out of hand! Somebody better stop them before they destroy civilization as we know it.
The ugliest thing in the news this week, though, has to be Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, expelling evangelical missionaries from his country. We need to seriously pray for this country that the indigenous Christians will be able to carry on the spreading of the gospel.
Tomorrow we will get back to the series on tempation. Have a blessed day!