Seventeenth century philosopher Thomas Hobbes said that words are wise men's counters, but they are the money of fools. That is as painfully true today as it was four centuries ago. Using words as vehicles to try to convey your meaning is very different from taking words so literally that the words use you and confuse you.
For years, Robert Spencer has endured insults and death threats because of his endeavors as director of Jihad Watch. If one tells the truth about Islam, one is at risk of ending up in the crosshairs of a response which is somewhat more lethal than harsh language. (Dutch film director Theo van Gogh comes to mind as an example.) Jihad Watch’s website (jihadwatch.org) is, generally speaking, one of the more reliable outlets for information on the ongoing Islamist assault on the West, and Spencer’s writings, which now include ten books, are of great value to anyone earnestly seeking a better understanding of Islam.
Are you a photographer? Do you like to take photos when you travel, maybe at airports? How about airplanes? Marvels of technical achievement, they inspire awe, and some photographers like to take their pictures. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a beautiful machine, amazingly graceful despite its size. It looks good in a picture.
In a piece I just penned about assaults on Austrian pro-lifers, I mentioned the very bizarre Museum of Abortion and Contraception in Vienna. It is a macabre place “cataloguing a history of human effort through the ages devoted to suppressing or destroying the next generation of human life in the womb,” as the pro-life LifeSiteNews.com put it.
Resident Evil: Afterlife is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and is the fourth in a series of films based on the concept of the Resident Evil video game series. The franchise follows the exploits of Alice, played by Milla Jovovich, as she attempts to survive a zombie apocalypse while simultaneously trying to destroy The Umbrella Corporation, the evil organization that caused it.