I'm not usually a read-the-newspaper kinda gal. We get the weekend papers but mostly for the ads and coupons. But, I've read a few very interesting articles this week.
For instance, this article caught my eye on Sunday. The headline read "South Carolina website asks Ohioans to go home". Interesting, I thought, since my parents live in SC and we're headed there next week. You can read the full article here: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/travel/stories/2008/08/31/STEP31.ART_ART_08-31-08_F1_56B4S3V.html?sid=101 But here's the main idea-- while it's mostly meant as a joke, GoBackToOhio.com claims that Ohioans are taking over SC, crowding their beaches, staying longer than they're welcome, and basically that SC'ians want us to go home. I laughed pretty hard at this one. Well, SC, never you mind -- this Ohio family will only be there a week! :)
Then there was also this article on Sunday with the headline "Limit Births to Save Earth". Full article here: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/insight/stories/2008/08/31/ENV-CLIMATECHANGE-CHILDREN_T.ART_ART_08-31-08_G3_MFB638V.html?sid=101 The main idea is that one way to "cut your carbon footprint", according to the British Medical Journal is by having fewer children. This coming from a nation who's birth rate is 1.9 children on average, not enough to "sustain a stable population"! Give me a break, people. Birth rates are down in every nation, every country around the world.
One last one was in Monday's newspaper. This is just downright scary, folks. The things churches will do these days to get people in their doors....Want to go to Porn Sunday? Nope, that's not a typo. There's a church in Tucson, Arizona -- a NEW Southern Baptist church plant -- who's having Porn Sunday this weekend, complete with a wet t-shirt contest (although it will be men, according to the article). Full article here: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/national_world/stories/2008/09/01/baptist_sex_0901.ART_ART_09-01-08_A2_99B6QKM.html?sid=101 The church the article mainly focuses on (not the church having Porn Sunday) sent out mailers inviting people to drop by PureSexTucson.com. On the front of these postcards -- "a photo of four feet peeking out from under bedcovers in a suggestive pose". The "pastor" who created this website says he wants people to know that God wants them to have good sex. Okay, I can agree with that. It is a gift from God, is it not? I could really go on about this one but I won't.
And there you go -- not just one but 3 "links of the week". Perhaps that will make up for the many Wednesdays we've missed?!?