Short topics, small commentary today. I have a book review I’ll try to do at lunch, but this should hold you till then.
An oddity I’ve noticed: the more I post, the less you comment. There were over 400 visitors yesterday to Chasing the Wind and only 1 comment (and that one appeared to be a cut-n-paste job). Weird.
Where was I… oh yes, some links.
- Christian Cadre reports on a Gallup poll that says 94% of all Americans think God exists.
Some 94% think God exists.
Only 5% feel God “does not exist” — and even most of them “are not sure” of that. Exactly 1% are certain there is no God.
But how strongly do the believers believe? Nearly 8 in 10, in fact, say they are “convinced” God exists, although Gallup does not ask them why that is.
Conservatives are more likely to be convinced than liberals (87% vs. 61%), women a little more likely than men (82% vs. 73%), and residents of the South more than those in the East (88% vs. 70%).
Surprisingly, some 61% of those who seldom or never attend church are nevertheless convinced that God exists.
- BlogHouston links to Brazosport News that the Houston Chronicle, like other major media, is starting to embrace bloggers by linking to them on their opinion page. Will Chasing the Wind ever be linked there? Not likely since I spend exactly zero time trying to get links. I just like to write. In the comments, Dwight Silverman tells what the Chronicle is looking for. Dwight has visited here before but I don’t think he’s a regular reader unless he has me on an RSS feed.
- GOPUSA wonders why liberals celebrate murderers. Tookie Williams has been in the news for weeks now, and even though he was executed two days ago, the news media is still talking about him. He killed 4 people in cold blood and founded a violent street gang that was responsible for hundreds of deaths. I don’t understand why they celebrate Tookie, yet they want Terri Schiavo, unborn children, and Israelies to die.
- Here’s a Big Bendy Clock. No, I don’t think this a particularly exciting product, but the technology behind it is. It’s e-paper. Imagine having a roll of wallpaper you can put on a wall, a ceiling, even a floor that’s powered by a computer. A screensaver for your ceiling, with sunshine during the day, stars at night, and thunderstorms for a romantic dinner for two. Ok, so I’m weird that way, but I think e-paper is a great idea.