7 Quick Takes Friday (set #171)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: How exactly DO WE go to heaven? Huggies produces a surprisingly good, pro-life (although probably not intended as such) commercial. Racists come in two forms, one you know, one you may not. A car that squeezes into the tiniest parking spaces. A self-driving concept at the other end of the automotive spectrum. The Jihad Tango. Our Middle East foreign policy, leading the world to the brink (in a decade or so, some future president can take the blame).

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Jimmy Akin has a new book called The Drama of Salvation which will provide a good explanation of salvation to folks who just don’t feel confident in their understanding of salvation. Here, Jimmy provides the brief answer:

Other related videos include Have You Been Saved? , Are We Saved 'By Faith Alone?' , Is There Salvation Outside the Church? , What Are 'Works of the Law?' and Why Do Penance? .

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Huggies, at least for Brazil, has produced this wonderful, life affirming commercial:

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My favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quote (from his “I have a dream” speech) is “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Spot on and beautifully said.

Yet, that is not what we do. There still are racists. Some racists put people down simply because of the color of their skin. Others, for the same reason, elevate them. Both are racists. This young lady (Chloe Valdary) explains it well:

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This is bizarre. A German “micro-car” that literally scrunches-up and moves sideways to fit into tiny parking spots. Videos and the story is at the Daily Mail. Forget parallel parking.

Crab Car

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Also from the Convert Journal automotive technology desk is this “concept video” from Bosch on how a self-driving car might work:

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Certainly there are “moderate” Muslims, maybe even the majority. In the same vein, there are pro-abortion “Catholics”. Wishing Islam to be the religion of peace does not make it so. Jeff Harris at Sword of Peter illustrates the nature of true Islam:

Sword Of Peter Jihad Tango

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In the news this week, we learn how Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries are poised to abandon their non-nuclear status and seek to develop nuclear weapons as quickly as possible. This is in direct response to Obama’s foreign policy. All this time you thought he was at least good at that…


Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was begun by Jennifer Fulwiler and is now continued by Kelly Mantoan. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Kelly for hosting this project!

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