Category Archives: God’s creation

Oregon’s Covanta plant incinerates aborted babies to generate electricity

We are reminded again and again, in schools and by the media, of the horrific practices of Nazi Germany — how the Nazis dehumanized Jews as Untermenschen (sub-human), herded them into concentration camps, then exterminated an estimated 6 million of them in gas chambers and even used their fat to make soap.

But that’s EXACTLY what we’re doing to tiny human beings of all races under the guise of a woman’s “reproductive rights”. And it’s lawful!

Since 1980, a total of 1,332,55o,000 unborn babies have been killed worldwide. That’s one BILLION 332 million 550 thousand! In the United States, more than 56 million abortions have been committed since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision of 1972 making the killing of unborn human beings lawful.

A month ago, news came from across “the pond” that the remains of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies in the UK were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals.

Now comes news that this barbaric practice isn’t just in the UK. An energy plant in Oregon, Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility, burnt aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity.

Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility

Steven Ertelt reports for Life News, April 23, 2014, that The British Columbia Catholic Herald (BCCH) newspaper reported this week that the remains of aborted and miscarried children from British Columbia are likely being mixed with everyday trash and sent to an energy plant in Oregon.

BCCH contacted the British Columbia Health Ministry and received a response back saying that, in accordance with provincial laws, “biomedical waste,” including “human tissue” and “fetal tissue” are being disposed of through officially approved contractors, and that some of that “waste” is shipped to Oregon:

“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant.”

According to BCCH, the Oregon plant in question is located in Brooks, Marion County, Oregon.

Following the LifeNews story that received national attention, Oregon’s Marion County Board of Commissioners issued the following statement:

Today the Marion County Board of Commissioners learned that the Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility located in Marion County may be accepting medical waste containing human tissue from outside sources. In response to an April 21 article in The B.C Catholic, the board took immediate action to temporarily halt the acceptance of boxed medical waste at the facility.

Commissioner Sam Brentano, chair, said, “We provide an important service to the people of this state and it would be a travesty if this program is jeopardized due to this finding. We thought our ordinance excluded this type of material at the waste-to-energy facility. We will take immediate action to ensure a process is developed to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries.

“We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet Carlson. “We did not know this practice was occurring until today. We are taking immediate action and initiating discussions with Covanta Marion to make certain that this type of medical waste is not accepted in the future.”

The board has called an Emergency Meeting to discuss the issue further for 9 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the Board of Commissioners Office located at 555 Court Street NE, 5th Floor, Salem.

In other words, the board is meeting TODAY.

Here’s contact info for the members of Marion County’s Board of Commissioners:

David Moore Kathy Bryant Stan McClain Carl Zalak Earl Arnett
District 1
District 2
District 3
Vice Chair
District 4
Chairman

~Eowyn

Instant karma: Cop shoots himself while trying to kill non-aggressive dog

David Edwards reports for The Raw Story, April 17, 2014, that a sheriff’s deputy in Riverside County, California, accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to kill a dog that he said was threatening his life.

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According to a Riverside County sheriff’s spokesperson, the cop was serving an eviction notice at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday when a “large” dog tried to attack him, KCAL reported.

PreciousPrecious, the “large” “attacking” dog

“A dog came at the deputy in an aggressive manner,” Deputy Armando Munoz said, according to The Press-Enterprise. “The deputy, (attempting to defend himself) pulled his service weapon, shot one round, and injured himself in the leg. He’s OK. He has non life-threatening injuries.”

But video captured by a local television station later showed the dog to be much smaller than reported and peacefully playing with children.

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When KNBC film crews arrived on the scene later on Wednesday, they found a medium-sized pit bull — named “Precious” — confined to a pen, and calmly playing with several children. The dog’s owner admitted that it had been barking when the officer arrived.

Deputy Munoz claimed that the dog’s “aggressive” behavior ended when it was startled by the gunfire.

Animal Services did not take the dog into custody because there was no evidence it or the owner had done anything wrong. Precious was not running loose in the streets. Nor did Precious “attack” the deputy; all she did was bark at the cop.

Watch the video below from KNBC, broadcast April 16, 2014.

H/t FOTM’s josephbc69

~Eowyn

Fishing for cats

You’ll never guess who’s holding the fishing rod!

Who needs humans? LOL

~Eowyn

Hilarious! Cats and dogs who hate to be kissed

H/t FOTM’s CSM

~Eowyn

Easter toons!

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H/t FOTM’s Wild Bill Alaska

~Eowyn

Saturday Morning Truisms.

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Most of my generation were HOME SCHOOLED in many ways.

1.. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

2.. My mother taught me RELIGION
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

3.. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

4.. My father taught me LOGIC
“Because I said so, that’s why.”

5.. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

6.. My mother taught me FORESIGHT .
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

7.. My father taught me IRONY
“Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

8.. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

9.. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER
“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY
“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out of it.”

14.. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
“Stop acting like your father!”

15. My mother taught me about ENVY
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.”

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION
“Just wait until we get home.”

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING
“You are going to get it from your father when you get home!”

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.”

19. My mother taught me ESP
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”

20. My father taught me HUMOR
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

22. My mother taught me GENETICS
“You’re just like your father.”

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS
“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

24. My mother taught me WISDOM
“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.

25. My father taught me about JUSTICE
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you !”
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Quote of the day:  “Faith is not about everything turning out ok. It’s about being ok, no matter how things turn out.”

~Steve~                                            H/T Hujonwi

Easter lilies are poisonous for cats!

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Robert Preidt reports for CBS News, April 16, 2014:

Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns.

The same is true for Tiger, Asiatic, Day and Japanese Show lilies, said Dr. Melanie McLean, a veterinarian at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The entire lily plant — leaf, pollen and flower — is poisonous for cats. Eating just a couple of leaves or licking a few pollen grains off their fur can quickly cause kidney failure.

A cat that’s eaten part of a lily will vomit soon afterwards, but this may gradually lessen after two to four hours. Within 12 to 24 hours, the cat may start to urinate frequently. Urination may then stop if kidney failure occurs. If untreated, a cat will die within four to seven days after eating a lily, McLean said.

Early treatment is critical and you should get your cat to a veterinarian immediately if you suspect that the cat has eaten a lily. The veterinarian may induce vomiting if the cat just ate the lily, and the cat will be given intravenous fluids to maintain kidney function and prevent dehydration, according to an FDA news release.

Other types of lilies, such as Calla and Peace lilies, don’t cause kidney failure in cats but can irritate their mouth and esophagus, McLean said. Lilies of the Valley can cause heart rhythm problems. In all cases, call your veterinarian.

If you have cats, it’s best not to have lilies in your home, McLean advised. If you do have lilies, make sure they’re in a location your cat can’t reach.

Lilies don’t pose a serious threat to dogs. They may suffer some gut problems if they eat a lily, but their lives won’t be in danger, according to McLean.

The Humane Society of the United States has more about plants that are poisonous to pets.

H/t FOTM’s josephbc69

~Eowyn

Dog waits 8 days in parking lot for hospitalized owner

Lauri da Costa, a homeless man in Passo Fundo, Brazil, was randomly attacked when he was smashed in the face with a rock.

So he staggered to a hospital, where doctors discovered he had melanoma on his face and must be operated on immediately.

Though homeless, da Costa has a best friend — a faithful dog named Seco.

Seco waited for da Costa outside the hospital in the parking lot, expecting his master to return soon.

But hours turned into days, and days into more than a week.

Still Seco patiently waited in the parking lot.

Hospital staff eventually began feeding Seco and giving him water.

After eight days, as da Costa was recovering from surgery, dog and owner were finally reunited.

Tears . . . .

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Source: The Daily Mail, based on a local news report translated by The Dodo.

~Eowyn

Creation: So who created God?

Ring galaxyThe Ring Galaxy, with a span of 100,000 light years, is 600 million light years away from Earth. Visible in the gap (at about one o’clock) is yet another ring galaxy that likely lies even farther in the distance. [NASA]

Dr. Hugh Ross is a Christian physicist and astronomer who writes books and a terrific blog, Reasons to Believe, showing how science and Christianity can be very compatible. More than that, Dr. Ross uses science to demonstrate the truths of our Christian faith.

In his Summa Theologica, St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) famously reasoned for the existence of God by pointing to “the chains of effecting causes that exist in the world. Things here are produced by their causes; these causes in turn were produced by their causes, and so on. Ultimately, there must be a first cause….”

In his post of April 7, 2014, Dr. Ross answers a very good question from a non-believer on who/what created that first cause. Here’s the question:

Hello,

Let me start by saying I’m not actually a believer at this moment. When listening to the lectures, I hear a lot of talk about the complexity of things being a big proponent for creation or design because somebody created it. But at some point in the paradigm you’re at least admitting that, somewhere, something just existed that was at least as complex as, or more complex than, us….If we couldn’t have just existed, how could you say God just existed without something creating him. I’d like to hear your answer on that.

— Submitted by an attendee of an RTB event in San Antonio, TX

Dr. Ross gave a brilliant answer, pointing out that cause-and-effect can only happen in our Universe of space and time.

For if we say that X caused Y, X must have happened some time before Y.

But the Creator of the Universe cannot Himself be contained in that Universe. That means the Creator is outside our Universe of space and time, which in turn means that the Creator, the First Cause, is outside of time and, therefore, has no cause.

As St. Thomas Aquinas put it:

Where there is motion, there is a mover, and ultimately a first mover, itself unmoved. This is God.Ultimately, there must be a first cause which is itself uncaused. This is God.

Here is Dr. Ross’s answer:

Dear not-yet-a-believer,

Your question is one of the most important any human being could ask—and one that most Christians are ill prepared to answer.

As I understand your query, if explaining the natural realm’s ability to support life, especially human life, requires extreme levels of complexity and design, then would not the cause of all this complexity and design need a cause that is even greater than Him? As Richard Dawkins puts it, the problem with Christianity is accounting for who “designed the Designer?”1

The question of who created God was the heart of my debate with Lewis Wolpert at Imperial College in London. (You can listen to the debate here). In a nutshell, I explained that, today, physicists across the philosophical spectrum acknowledge that the space-time theorems are unassailable. If the universe contains mass and if general relativity reliably describes the movements of bodies in the universe, the theorems are valid. Those theorems establish that space and time had a beginning at the origin of the universe. They imply that the causal agent of the universe is not subject to space and time—thus, that agent can create space-time dimensions at will.

Of course, any entity—such as the universe and everything subject to the laws and dimensions of the universe—that is constrained to a single dimension of time, where time cannot be stopped or reversed, must have a beginning. Ultimately, such entities must be traceable back to a creation event. However, an entity not constrained by time need not have been created.

The Bible declares in multiple passages that God created time (e.g., John 1:3; Colossians 1:16–17). Psalm 90 adds that God can arbitrarily compress or expand time as we know it. In my book Beyond the Cosmos (3rd edition), I include diagrams illustrating that this compression and expansion of time is only possible for beings with access to the equivalent of at least two dimensions of time. Scripture also declares that God has no beginning, no ending, and is not created (e.g., Psalm 90:2; Hebrews 7:3). These declarations could be true only of a Being who created time, rather than one who is subject to time.

Philosophers responding to Dawkins have pointed out that he made a category error. God is in a different category than the universe or humans in that He is not subject to the physical laws of the universe or to its space-time dimensionality.

For a more thorough answer to this question, I suggest reading Beyond the Cosmos. The book includes a description of scientific evidence for the existence of nine dimensions of space and for a Being who brought into existence ten space-time dimensions.

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: I Believe

EyeOfGod-1Nicknamed the Eye of God, the Helix Nebula is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. Discovered sometime before 1824, this object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae, a mere 700 light-years away. 

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father,
through Him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation
He came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary
and became man.
For our sake
He was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
He suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge and living and the dead
and His kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

Peace and Love of Christ,

~Eowyn