the minor premise

the minor premise

Monday, January 16, 2006

Transportation Miracles

It never ceases to amaze me how, in the space of 12 hours, I can go from the swamps of eastern
Georgia to a cafe in western Germany. While nowhere near the speed of Captain Kirk's transporter, it is still fast enough to confuse the mind. I am reading G. K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy, and am to the part where he describes materialism, determinism and atheism as limiters rather than liberators. I think I can agree, but I would have liked to have more clear examples. Or, perhaps, I would have liked a more clear mind while reading it. A transatlantic flight, for me, is not conducive to pondering weighty matters.


Saturday, January 14, 2006

This is great news:

Meanwhile, there are some good news coming from Anbar.Al-Qaeda is apparently being chased down and confronted by Iraqis in Anbar and Samarra according to a report from al-Sabah.Mohammed al-Ubaidi is a citizen of Anbar who took part in a battle against al-Qaeda fighters said that people were enraged by the attacks that kill civilians in Anbar and other provinces and therefore have decided to form squads from the residents to rid Anbar from the foreign terrorists.
-iraq the model