Thursday, September 01, 2011

Random Thoughts 9/1/11

How many women actually saw this sign?
  • Can't believe it's already September.
  • We had our fantasy football draft Tuesday night and went great.  We take a big conference room at the local Dave & Busters and have thirty teams divided between three simultaneous drafts.  There's food and draft boards and trophies and door prizes.  We had a lot of fun.
  • The NFL will once again be promoting breast cancer awareness in October by having it's players where pink shoes and gloves and other pink equipment.  I'm absolutely anti-cancer, but the pink on the uniforms has got to go; it's an eyesore.  A full month of pink accessories also seems like it's pandering to the elusive female audience for football.  Breast cancer kills about the same or fewer people than colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, or prostate cancer but breast cancer awareness is conspicuously front-and-center in a sport trying to improve its female audience.  There comes a point where that kind of pandering starts to look bad and actually detracts from a good cause.
  • We sold our house.  It's all but done.  Now we're getting the details finished on the house a couple of miles up the street.  It's crazy to think that in a few weeks I won't live here anymore; we love this house.
  • But the new house has four bathrooms.
  • Sciatica.  Yeah that's fun.  I skipped basketball last night because of that.
  • Goodbye, Texas A&M.  I don't like Texas either but you didn't have to take your ball and go home.  And on that note, if the Big 12 doesn't announce some huge move toward expansion, then the conference is toast.  C'mon Notre Dame and BYU.
  • I made a comment in Bible study last night about having voted for theologically-liberal Christians for public office (in the context of whether I'd vote for a Mormon, in the larger context of caring about Biblical truth).  Let me clarify by way of being even more cynical:  I've voted for politicians who've at least attended theologically-liberal churches.  I have no idea if these politicians knew Christ or believed in the Resurrection or just know what Christ-followers want to hear.  I only wish that every politician who called himself "Christian" was actually a Bible-believing follower of Jesus.
  • And to answer the question, if I'm choosing between a Mormon and a secular humanist, I'll take the Mormon every time.  The same goes for the self-acclaimed "Christians" who seek public office.  Even a politician who is a shallow and/or inconsistent believer is better than one who's philosophically against Christianity.

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