Peace if possible. Truth at all costs. ~ Martin Luther

Friday Dispatches – Week Ending 8/2/2013

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A collection of assorted postings and pages I picked up while aimlessly wandering around the net this past week.


  • We start out with something truly bizarre. This Roman Catholic news story actually hit the wires on June 19th, but I only came across it this past week. The Pope is offering an indulgence for anyone who will re-tweet his Twitter posts! That’s right, you can be just a couple of mouse clicks away from trimming time off your expected stay in purgatory. What a deal! If there were ANY Scriptural support for such a place as purgatory, that is. AND if any part of our salvation were in any way merited by our works, that is.  AND if it weren’t for the fact, as Martin Luther pointed out, that popes “cannot remit guilt, but only declare and confirm that it has been remitted by God”. Sorry, three strikes … you’re out.  (Maybe we now need a 96th thesis dealing with indulgences and social media?)
  • Okay, back to the depressing stories again: On Wednesday, MSNBC Anchor Thomas Roberts coined a new sanitized name for abortion clinics: He called them “Choice Providers”. (You can’t make this stuff up, can  you.) Watch the interview for yourself.