Weekly Random Links

The Love Test: Do you really love God and others?

This is a self-test of how we see our own “tangible love.” It is designed to help each of us measure our own spiritual growth. The secret to this test is utter honesty with oneself over time. There is no “right” or “wrong” answer, though the answer at times will seem obvious. For each question, honesty is the key. A higher score tends to suggest a higher level of mature Christian love.

Grand Theft Auto fans push for ban on the Bible

And so it is that a great battle of values has emerged in Australia. The country’s Kmart and Target stores have decided to ban “Grand Theft Auto V.” I’m not sure why it took them five versions to get there, but it’s clear the stores were moved by a petition that was signed by 50,000 people.

It declared that the game “encourages players to murder women for entertainment.” It added: “The incentive is to commit sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get ‘health’ points.” It concluded: “Games like this are grooming yet another generation of boys to tolerate violence against women.”

Many will surely have sympathy with the petitioners. The issue of violence against women remains central to every society in the world.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, however, some GTA fans are deeply unamused. They’re now calling for Target and Kmart to ban the Bible.

Posting their own petition in the same place as the anti-GTA V one — Change.org — these petitioners declare: “Withdraw The Holy Bible — this sickening book encourages readers to commit sexual violence and kill women.”

A Diet of Worms

For a laugh.

A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.
Four worms were placed into four separate jars
The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.
The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.
At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:

Blind Taste Test: Pizza Hut Vs. Domino’s Pizza

“Domino’s or Pizza Hut?” It’s an age-old question that has caused countless arguments at house parties, LAN events and footy nights around the country. Everyone seems to have a personal favourite, but few people have actually tried them side-by-side. In a bid to find out who makes the best pizza, we enlisted the taste buds of our Allure Media colleagues in a blind taste test.

I seem to be having Domino’s these days.