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Writing, photography, scrapbooking, acting, singing, God, hanging out with Garrett and all my other wonderful friends, Italian food, Mexican food, brownies and most anything else chocolate, video production, music, my iPod, dancing, laughing, reading


Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, Lifehouse, Bethany Dillon, Kutless, Relient K, The Fray, Starfield, Leeland, Building 429, U2, Avril Lavigne (first two albums), The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack, no country and no rap


Pride and Prejudice, Phantom of the Opera, While You Were Sleeping, Little Women, Daddy Day Care, A Beautiful Mind, October Sky, The Majestic, The Mighty Duck movies, I Am Sam, Night at the Museum, and many more...


The Bible, Wild At Heart, Waking the Dead, A Walk To Remember, Finding Alice, Little Women, Captivating, Crime and Punishment, The Veritas Conflict, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest

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I was driving today when I saw a car with its back window completely covered with "Ron Paul Revolution. Be a part of it". Ok, so this dude really likes Ron Paul. Then I see this guy's "Islam Inside" bumper sticker. So this is who is supporting him...


In other news, Fred Thompson has pointed out that virtually none of the other Republican candidates really know anything about foreign affairs. For expample, I know that many say Rudy would be a great President because he was a great mayor for New York and really helped them through 9/11. That's great and all, go ahead make him the governor, but I hardly think that qualifies him as for the job of President. Anyhow, check out the article if you're interested. 

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Just Another Musing

Yay, I'm done for the semester! *HAPPY DANCE* No more Single Cam, EVER, thank GOODNESS!


Anyhow, so now for a serious subject that I have been wanting to write about for a few days now...


Unless you live under a rock, you have probably noticed quite a buzz surrounding the movie The Golden Compass. It has stirred up quite a lot of controversy because many Christians are upset with its athestic overtones.


I had never heard of The Golden Compass before the movie and didn't know anything about it, but I read several articles about the controversy and feel like I now sufficiently understand. The book this movie is based on is the first of a triology written by an athestic named Phillip Pullman. It is, if you will, his version of The Chronicles of Narnia. In fact, he even said he hates The Chronciles of Narnia and this is his way of showing "the other side". Well, I'm sorry he hates the stories so much, but since he is not a Christian, I can't say that I expect him to love them.  


According to, an urban legend website with no religious affiliation and merely states facts, Pullman did say that his books are about killing God. So we do have a legitimate concern here that he is, in fact, writing books aimed at children that are anti-God.


Does this bother me? Well, yes, it does. But can I really point my finger at an atheist and tell him he cannot feel that way? Can I take away his free speech? Can I convert him to Christianity by rebuking him? Well... no, I can't. 


Honestly, if I am given the chance to make Christian movies and write Christian books, why should this guy not be given a chance to make atheist movies and write atheist books? He has every right to. Now, does this mean I support this movie? Well, no. I don't plan to see it, largely because it does not interest me. And while, yes, I don't want to see it because it is anti-God, I am not going to throw around the word "boycott". 


I am also not saying that no Christian should check out the movie. I think it would be good for some to see it and be educated on it. I feel that it can even be acceptable for a Christian parent took their child to see it, as long as the child is old enough to converse with the parent about what the Bible says versus what is portrayed in the story. As my pastor said Sunday morning, parents should discern with godly wisdom what to do in that situation.  


People came to our country seeking religious freedom. Granted, many of them were Christians, but I highly doubt they would be proud  of Christians persecuting atheits, Hindus, Muslims, etc. There is a differene between disagreeing with them and downright attacking them. If we demand respect from them, we should give it right back. 


You can't expect a penguin to act like a duck anymore than you can expect an atheist to act like a Christian, not that they can't be good people, but they are not going to value God as we do. So the way to reach out to them is show them God's love, not demand a boycott of their movies. 


Anyhow, that's all for now. I hope everyone's semester is wrapping up well for them.  

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Wrapping Up

Today was the last day of classes.


Tomorrow I have to present my Nordstrom commerical as my final project for Single Cam.


And then I have one final next week.


And then I get to rest... well... at least from school work...  

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Good Quotes are Always Worth Noting Part 2

"I'll give you this one because it's broken." -Jerel's son Caiden to me while distributing peanut butter cookies among those at their house last night. Thanks, Caiden, thanks.
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Good Quotes are Always Worth Noting

"A parent can spank their child without abusing them, just like a parent can hug their child without molesting them." -Glenn Beck


So true.  

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