- August 2004 -
1:52 AM GMT
of Jericho come tumbling down
Brick Testament website has been updated this week
with four new illustrated stories from the Book
of Joshua, including the famous story of how God
helped the Israelites topple the city walls of Jericho
and then slaughter every last man, woman, and child
inside (save for one prostitute), steal all their silver,
gold, and other precious items, and then burn the city
to the ground and put a curse on anyone who might consider
rebuilding it. This powerful and inspiring story has
been thoughtfully rendered in LEGO bricks by The Rev.
Brendan Powell Smith.
5:33 PM GMT
boycott Olympic games
of the world are once again boycotting the Olympic games,
as they have done since 393
when the Christian leader of the
Roman Empire, Theodosius I, forever banned the games
as a "pagan festival". His actions put an
official end to the Greek sports competition which had
been held nearly every four years for 1,200 years. The
games continued unofficially until Theodosius's successor,
Theodosius II sent an army to destroy the temples of
Olympia. The modern Olympics, begun in 1896 by godless
Frenchman Baron Pierre de Coubertin, have continued
for 108 years, despite Christian protest. Security at
the 2004 Athens game is high, for fear that a Christian
army might attempt to disrupt the games, and destroy
the playing fields.
9:40 AM GMT
Bush court swinger states
an exceedingly tight race for the presidency, it is
likely that the ultimate outcome will be decided by
a handful of the so-called "swinger states",
such as Colorado, Louisiana, and Oregon, where the social
mores held by the rest of the country do not apply.
In a speech in Minnesota this week, Kerry voiced his
support for "the lifestyle" as an "exciting
new alternative for many Americans" that can "revitalize
traditional marriage". Bush, for his part, attended
a Republican fundraiser in Missouri this week with Lynne
Cheney, wife of running mate Dick Cheney, while the
Vice-President campaigned in West Virginia with first
lady Laura Bush.
2:14 PM GMT
to reinstate crucifixions
longtime pioneer in the use of the death penalty, the
state of Texas will soon be taking the further step
of using public crucifixions as a means of capitol punishment.
In a landslide 168-to-1 vote, the
Texas state legislature approved the bill which was
signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry. In a quick follow-up
vote it was further decided that the
first person to suffer death on the cross would be Sen.
Gonzalo Barrientos, who had cast the single vote against
the use of crucifixion and also against his own crucifixion.
"Though it will be sad to see him go," said
Gov. Perry in a prepared statement, "Sen. Barrientos
should feel much honor in returning to his Maker in
the same manner as our Lord Jesus Christ, some 2,000
4:46 AM GMT
Al Qaeda to blow up US if Kerry elected
Bush tonight informed the American people of newly gathered
intelligence reports that indicate Al Qaeda terrorists
will "blow up the United States" if John Kerry
is elected president this November. "We don't know
how they will do it," said the president, "It
could be a series of car bombs, truck bombs, dirty bombs,
or even hijacked nuclear missiles, but let me be clear
on this: this threat is real and immediate." The
president went on to say that Americans have a clear
choice this Fall, between an America that is safe and
strong or one that is "blown up by terrorists".
The national terror alert code has not been raised following
Bush's announcement, and Bush urged America to "go
about your daily lives as normal."