GOOD

Thou Shalt Not Kill (Unless Christ Endorses Your Gun)


This piece from the BBC is profoundly disturbing
:
Coded references to biblical passages are inscribed on gunsights widely used by the US and British military in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has emerged. The markings include "2COR4:6" and "JN8:12", relating to verses in the books of Corinthians II and John. Trijicon, the US-based manufacturer, was founded by a devout Christian, and says it runs to "Biblical standards".
The first passage, Corinthians II 4:6, reads "For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." The second, John 8:12, reads "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." I'm sure back when God transmitted those verses to his terrestrial scribes he thought, in his omniscience: "These ones will be perfect for killing instruments of the 21st century."If we're trying to convince anyone-an Afghan Muslim, for example-that the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq aren't clashes between religions, this is really going to look bad. And actually, forget about perceptions of the American military abroad. If you want to win my heart and mind, get God off our guns fast.In-N-Out Burger does a similar thing, printing discreet Bible references on their paper cups and burger wrappers. But in their case it's less offensive because we don't use soda and burgers to kill foreign Muslims-just ourselves.A group called the U.S. Military Religious Freedom Foundation has raised objections and it looks like they're being taken seriously. Praise Allah that such a group exists.
Articles

McDonalds sells a lot of coffee. Over a billion cups a year, to be exact. All that coffee leads to a lot of productive mornings, but it also leads to a lot of waste. Each year, millions of pounds of coffee chaff (the skin of the coffee beans that comes off during roasting) ends up getting turned into mulch. Some coffee chaff just gets burned, leading to an increase in CO2.

Now, that chaff is going to get turned into car parts. Ford is incorporating coffee chaff from McDonalds coffee into the headlamps of some cars. Ford has been using plastic and talc to make its headlamps, but this new process will reduce the reliance on talc, a non-renewable mineral. The chaff is heated to high temperatures under low oxygen and mixed with plastic and other additives. The bioplastic can then be formed into shapes.

Keep Reading Show less

For over 20 years, our country has perceived itself as more divided than united, and it's not getting better. Right after the 2016 election, a poll conducted by Gallup found that 77% of Americans felt the country was divided on the most important values, a record high.

The percentage of Americans who agree that we disagree got higher. During the 2018 mid-term elections, a poll conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal found that 80% of Americans felt the nation was "mainly" or "totally" divided.

We head into the 2020 presidential election more divided than ever. A new poll from USA Today found that nine out of ten respondents felt it was important to do something about the conflict in our country. We can't keep on living like this forever.

Keep Reading Show less
via Honor Africans / Twitter

The problem with American Sign Language (ASL) is that over 500,000 people in the U.S. use it, but the country has over 330 million people.

So for those with hearing loss, the chances of coming into contact with someone who uses the language are rare. Especially outside of the deaf community.

Keep Reading Show less