Monday, April 07, 2008

Some Quick Hit News

Several things I wanted to blog about, none of which I thought I should give a whole blog to. So I am going to give you a bullet point blog.

  • We stayed home this weekend. We watch Blood Diamonds on Saturday. It features Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Connelly. It was a really good movie- a moving story. Maybe one of the best I've seen in over a year. It tells a tale of conflict that are mined in conflict zones using forced labor. The diamonds are sold to buy weapons which kill more people. At the end of the movie, people were encouraged to inquire as to whether the jewelers they use are sure there diamonds are not conflict diamonds. Another part of the movie that was gripping was the realistic portrayal of the horror of child soldiers. Children who are kidnapped, brainwashed, and taught to kill. One could watch Invisble Children and follow it up with Blood Diamonds to get an image of the child soldier problem.

  • Has anyone been following the "man" who is pregnant. You can read the story here, here, and here. The story goes that the 'man' is a woman who had a sex reassigment surgery, yet kept his female reproductive organs. "His" wife has been unable to conceive. Rather than find a suragate...He became pregnant to carry the baby. Alright folks...'he' is still a she biologically. This is not a biological man having a baby. This is a woman who had a surgery to identify herself as a male having a baby. It makes for a strange story with a crazy headline, but there is no biological man having a baby.

  • On a lighter note, Abbie began to walk with the assistance of a walker. It was exciting to see her stand up on her own and walk across the floor (With a little help)

  • Seminary has been a little disappointing this semester. Neither of my classes have been particularly challenging.

That is all for now. I will be posting no later than tomorrow on a sermon I am working on. Many blessings.

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