Soldier Problems

Another scandal in Iraq. Drinking, carousing, female soldiers wrestling in their skivvies. Everyone is “appalled.” And one woman, only one soldier and a woman, has been punished for the revelry.

I’m not an ardent feminist. But if the guys can take their shirts off, then so can the women. And that a woman was busted for this, but no one was busted for getting drunk or using their quarters for sex, is not a good thing.

Animals Responsible

“Gen 9:4-6

4 “But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it. 5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man.

6 “Whoever sheds the blood of man,
by man shall his blood be shed;
for in the image of God
has God made man.”

My family has taken these verses to mean that animals know what they are supposed to do and that they are not supposed to attack man and that if they do, God will punish them. Through man or something else. (Like the Jews and the foreign armies.)

I fully expect animals in heaven or in the new heaven and the new earth. I expect them to be friendly and probably, like the snake in the garden and Balaam’s donkey, talkative.

Galileo

Cold Fury has a long discourse on Galileo, including his recanting and his un-recanting, and his sentence and his beliefs and Kepler, Ptolemy, Copernicus and Brahe.