Rabbit Trails (6/08/13)

Hopping down the WWRT this week…

Turns out that the French treat ADHD in children differently that we do with different results. Interesting.

I found this little info-graph showing some hypothetical numbers related gun ownership and suicide. The kicker: hypothetically, based on the stats we have, a very religious society with limited access to guns would see a dramatic drop in suicide but being religious alone would not produce the same results. Go figure.

In news of the weird, you paddlers look out for beavers if you’re in Belarus. They grow ’em mean over there. A fisherman was killed by one.

The Southern Baptist Convention is trying to calm the tense theological disagreement over soteriology among their churches. The Calvinism Advisory Committee issued a report this week. If you’re wondering why this matters, the SBC is the largest Christian denomination in the United States. For Evangelicals of all stripes, SBC influence gets around.

Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez was raised by two lesbians. He spoke out this week, stating that he was against the redefinition of marriage to include homosexual couples. He is certain that this is not good for children. Some French homosexuals said the same thing a few months ago.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America elected its first gay bishop this week. They are the second denomination to do so. If it goes for them like it’s going for the Episcopal Church, the future does not look bright.