International snacking adventure

I went to Fiesta a few minutes ago and got some stuff. Fiesta is a supermarket chain that carries a lot of foods from all over the world. This is awesome because you can find things there that you can’t find anywhere else (except in the countries where the things are actually made). It’s also a genius marketing strategy because the place is always packed with non-white people.

The thing I went there to get is a drink called Lemon Lime & Bitters. It’s like sprite with stuff called bitters in it that makes it taste really good. The brand is Angostura. Look it up if you want. It’s made in Jamaica, and its ingredients are very simple compared to soft drinks you find all over the united states. Sodium benzoate is the only potentially eyebrow raising thing in it.

Then I looked around to see if there was anything that looked good as a snack. I ended up torn between two things and got both of them. One is tamarind candy, whose ingredients are tamarind, sugar, and salt. Tamarind is a kind of pepper that is sweet and often used to flavor candies and drinks that are popular with Hispanic people. It’s hard to describe the taste because it’s so different from anything I’ve had before. It’s a product of Thailand.

The last thing I got was Ka*me brand sliced ginger. It’s made in China and has only two ingredients: ginger and sugar. As you can imagine, it’s awesome. It has the slightly spicy and moderately sweet taste that ginger is known for, and I assume it’s quite healthy because that’s what my pastor said.

So go out there and try something new. DO IT NOW!!!

Another christian argument blown out of the water

Among the apologies made for the christian faith is that Yahweh can’t allow sin to enter heaven.  We’ll ignore the obvious “there is something a supposedly omnipotent being can’t do” fallacy for now and dig a little deeper.  Christians think that the human race is inherently sinful and that it’s something we can’t really do anything about.  Our getting into heaven has nothing to do with our actions or intentions because those are tainted by our sinful nature and more to do with our belief that Jebus died so we could believe in him and go to heaven even though we don’t deserve it.  Are you seeing it now?  Even though Yahweh CAN’T  allow sin to enter heaven, Jebus’ sacrifice makes it possible for sinful beings to do what?  Enter heaven!  Clearly, either Yahweh actually can allow sin into heaven or believing in Jebus doesn’t actually help our chances of getting in.

Then again, maybe there’s a third option.  Maybe the process of dying as a Jebus believer changes a spirit into a sinless being much like dying with vampire blood in your system causes one to become a vampire according to Ann Rice’s mythology. (I think that’s how it works anyway.  I’ve never actually read any of her books.  It’s on my to-do list.) I’d like to hear what an apologist can come up with to explain this contradiction.