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What the hell #18

10.10.2005

babblingdweeb

Finding good employees

Looks like good help is hard to find no matter who you are or what cause you are fighting for. Looking for work? Consider Al Qaeda [Reuters].

The beauty of the internet! Even militant terrorist groups can post job openings. Maybe it’s a good sign that they can’t find good help. Maybe it’s a bad sign that they are growing and need more “employees”.

What the hell #17

10.10.2005

babblingdweeb

Gay priests are okay

Help explain this to me, if you can. An organization that says homosexual activity is bad -basically you’ll burn in hell for eternity- now says it’s okay for member of its organization to be homosexual and be leaders in the organization? Interesting.

You don’t need to get me started on the Catholic church screaming “being gay is a sin” yet they have protected many child molesting priests…we’ll just talk about what’s in the headlines today…

So, as long as celibacy (3 years since last encounter) is in tact, a gay person can be a priest? Cool, I can handle that AND I support that. However, does the Vatican then ask that same priest to tell his clergy that homosexual activity is a sin? Isn’t that a little weird? It seems like a “do as I say not as I do” philosophy that might get a few people at the top to burn long before someone in the clergy burns.

Supposedly the Vatican will still ban men who show an “overwhelming attraction” to homosexual culture “even if it is only intellectually.” So, you could have a straight priest that is gung ho on learning all there is to know about homosexuality just so he can focus on converting the masses away from gay activities as if he was part of a mission…but he can’t be a priest because he’s too obsessed with what he’s trying to fight against? Ooookay…

What a strange little group with funny rules. If the current Pope decides to support gay marriage will a new religion form in the wake of the changes? Maybe history will repeat itself with a new birth of Christianity…interesting.

In other news #33

10.10.2005

babblingdweeb

Blog updates

I took a break from studying to make a few minor changes…a drum roll to my blog-birthday post and some redesign.

Comments: I added word verification on the comments. After almost 50 spam messages in one week I had enough. Hopefully that won’t cut down on the latest comment frenzy I’ve noticed.

Backlinks: Sometimes people link to postings on other blogs, well now I can track who’s linking to what. It looks little messy, but I think Blogger has it working right.

Feature topics: A little playing around with Google’s blog search and a little testing with some research I sent to Google and Blogger a few months back *BAM!*: Blog Categories. Now this only works well with my blog because I try to post the same title for every new topic. Let’s just say I cheated and tried to do this almost a year ago, gave up on tweaking Google and just waited until they tweaked it. :)

Archive list: I wanted to edit the format of the list for the archives to it wouldn’t take up as much space…finally figured out what I did wrong the first time I tried to get the right result. Now I have just what I want! :)

Sidebar information: After a little thought and an interest in change, I moved the info about me lower and the info about the blog higher. Food for thought: move “fun content” lower in your blog to encourage readers to scroll and offer a reward for those who made it that far. That was the latest recommendation from Blogger Buzz [09.20.2005] -I had to agree.

More changes to come…