"I don't believe in global warming; therefore, creation religious teaching is valid."
Thanks for fllling us in on your pretzel logic.
Can't dally, I am off to audition FNH's new 9mm!
Have you ever tried the 5.7 series? I have always wanted to but have never had the opportunity.
Getting over to one of the probably 90+% of things we agree on....I'm not sure!
The club I belong to has about a hundred different handguns that we all go in and shoot with, and I ask what up and they start teaching me about which models are which...then I go shoot. (I like H&K alot.)
I am just now trying to figure out what to actually buy as my own.
My wife likes 9mm (she is very precise, as good as me) and the Sig 226E is her favorite. The club doesn't have the new FNX-9.
We have some FNH .45 caliber pistols with the rails and the normal sites, but I'm not sure of the model number.
We are going to move a little rural, me settling in next month, and her and the kids moving in June, so it's time to buy stuff. (It's actually legal to go in the back yard and shoot! We won't, but it feels amusing to be able to sit on your deck and shoot if ya want to.)
I honestly never expect it to be needed at home, but....we are gonna own a gun or two anyway.
What we are looking at - as we actually buy - is...
1) Shotgun, with my wife's work associate helping us pick the model. he is an aficionado. (Las Vegas actually has a publically funded outdoor gun 'resort' with a shotgun range we will go do demos on. Nevada is great that way.)
2) Handgun, likely a 9mm with rails for a light and red/green "dot."
3) I'd like my own 1911 because I'm interested now in shooting the same gun on a regular basis instead of playing with a new one each week.
I looked up Kimber, but they are more of a "Caliburn turntable" gun. Too pricey and a little too ornate.
A buddy has an Ed Wesson that is pretty cool and I shoot well with it.
If you have a favorite 1911, I'd be happy to listen to suggestions! I think they are fascinating.
It would be fun to start a gun thread!
If you ever hit Vegas or Chico, CA....we will go shoot together, man. (And argue about the first ammendment, but not the second!)
Getting back to the fighting about schools....
My kids attend Presbyterian school, and I have no problem with putting faith in the context of life and science, but it's my job as a parent to handle the faith particluars. The kids' school is full on with evolution in science as a well proven theory, and they leave the faith part to "chapel."
I see most of this "creationism in lieu of science" the teabags promote as a big cop out for intellectual laziness on the part of people who want Jesus at school, but have never bothered to actually read and consider the damn book they want taught from or learn the scientific theory their zombie-Jesus-masters tell them to oppose.
You don't trust the schools to be skilled enough to teach kids how to tell real science from not, I don't trust the schools not to be lazy and just fall back on unblinking creationism.
I have no problem with both concepts so long as creationism is not painted up to look like it has any science involved. We could chat about the parallels between Genesis and the science time line of the Universe....just please don't hit me with the Lipton version of "Creationism is science!"