01 November 2011

Dail Morsels-November 1, 2011

Well we survived another Halloween.  Grace trick-or-treated with some friends; afterward the engaged in what is called a candy exchange.  She traded for nearly all chocolate.  That's my girl.

The Sloppy Rhetoric of Mob Rule--Thomas Sowell writes of the current mob mentality taking over in many large cities.  He is specifically addressing the folly of their methodology and their lack of intellectual sophistication.  He writes, "Sloppy words and sloppy thinking often go together, both in the mobs and in the media that are covering them. It is common, for example, to hear in the media how some “protesters” were arrested. But anyone who reads this column regularly knows that I protest all sorts of things — and don’t get arrested.  The difference is that I don’t block traffic, join mobs sleeping overnight in parks, or urinate in the street. If the media cannot distinguish between protesting and disturbing the peace, then their education may also have wasted a lot of taxpayer money." (HT: Challies). 

Income Inequality--Father Gregory Jensen quotes J.E. Dyer about the biblical view of income inequality.  "God addresses the topics of income and wealth as matters of personal virtue, not social morality. The only thing He explicitly says about other people’s incomes and wealth is that we are not to covet them."

Leaving racism behind--Here is a really cool story about a husband and wife leaving behind a life of racism.  The pictures alone are worth a look, but the story is similarly encouraging.  (HT: Challies)

Challies on Jobs--No, not opportunities for employment.  Steve Jobs.  He reviews Walter Isaacson's biography of the iconic man.  Challies writes, "Let’s get one thing out of the way up-front—the thing that has been the subject of thousands of articles and blog posts in the week since the biography was released. Steve Jobs was not a nice person. In fact, he was often downright horrible."  Read the whole thing here

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