I don't have time to respond at the moment, but thought my readers might appreciate it. I don't have time at the moment to respond, but if I find time later I will add my response(s) to the comments.
Anyway, many thanks to CleverBadger for taking time to seriously engage on the issue. If my readers have their own comments (positive or negative) on CleverBadger's arguments, please post them in the comments as well!
The new BSG (Creation Biology Study Group) newsletter has now been posted (note - you may have to rename the file to have a .pdf extension after downloading). If you are a BSG member, you can view all the newsletters on the newsletter page.
If you are not a BSG member, you can sign up here (I believe the membership fee is somewhere around $20). The BSG is a YEC-oriented biology group (and we ask that you be with us in our general goal), but it does not require any statement of faith to join.
If you would like to contribute to the next newsletter, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The goals and types of content we are looking for is found in the original announcement of the newsletter.
For more information about the BSG, see the BSG website.
Thanks to all of those who contributed articles for making this a great newsletter!
The Little Light House is one of the best ministries I've ever been involved with. They are a Christian, private, tuition-free school for special-needs kids. That's right, the kids who go there don't have to pay anything at all.
This isn't day-care - it's an intensive, customized program for each child. The school day lets out at 1PM, and the staff spends the rest of the day planning each child's next day. When a child gets to school, they have a card of things that they are going to work on that day. It's both extremely fun and extremely helpful for the children -- and the parents.
While our oldest son, Danny, was alive, he attended the Little Light House. His world expanded so much while he was there. His ability to play with others and interact and do new things hinged upon the teachers at the Little Light House and their love and their help. Danny had to be fed through a tube, received many, many, many medications at specially-timed intervals, and, if everyone was lucky, he only threw up three times a day. Yet the Little Light House had no problems seeing to his every need while he was there, and providing every manner of therapy. At the Little Light House, they have physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and probably a lot of other therapies I'm not so familiar with. And everything is done in a specifically Christian way.
Isaac had the same genetic defect that Danny had, and, had he lived long enough, would have enjoyed the services of the Little Light House as well. As soon as we discovered his condition, we reserved him a spot there, because we knew that their help was the difference between night and day for us.
Below are pictures of Danny learning at the Little Light House. Also, for those of you who didn't get to know Danny or Isaac, I pasted their memorial videos below. In any case, please consider helping out the Little Light House - they have been a huge blessing to us, and to many, many, many other children.
You can donate now by going here.
Here is Danny's Memorial Video:
Isaac's Memorial Video:
A few pictures of Danny at the Little Light House if you don't have time for the video:
The picture below might look like playtime to you, but this was actually crucial for Danny. He had problems touching a variety of surfaces - many different textures made him cry and gag and puke (yes, really). The Little Light House worked with him to help him adjust his senses to be able to touch and play with a huge variety of textures.