I Quit

At least for the weekend. I’m catching a cold and I’m fed up with struggling with this server. I’ve put in another support ticket with Knownhost so we’ll see what happens. If I wanted to spend all day fiddling with software I’d go back into programming and at least get paid for it.

Knownhost’s response:

We can see that the resource usage of the site cynical-c.comis very high in “WHM >> Server Status >> CPU/Memory/MySQL Usage”. The PHP scripts in the site increases the CPU/memory usage of Apache. Also the SQL queries of the site is resource intensive. We suggest you to contact the web application developer/community of the CMS used in the site to optimize the scripts.

Are there any wordpress gurus out there who have any tips. (Yes, supercache is installed) Or maybe it’s time to find a more wordpress friendly host.

Catholic Archdiocese of DC Will Stop Social Service Programs if Gays are Allowed to Marry

From the Washington Post:

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if the city doesn’t change a proposed same-sex marriage law, a threat that could affect tens of thousands of people the church helps with adoption, homelessness and health care.

Under the bill, headed for a D.C. Council vote next month, religious organizations would not be required to perform or make space available for same-sex weddings. But they would have to obey city laws prohibiting discrimination against gay men and lesbians.

Fearful that they could be forced, among other things, to extend employee benefits to same-sex married couples, church officials said they would have no choice but to abandon their contracts with the city.

“If the city requires this, we can’t do it,” Susan Gibbs, spokeswoman for the archdiocese, said Wednesday. “The city is saying in order to provide social services, you need to be secular. For us, that’s really a problem.”

Oh yeah, and the money that the church has been using to help the poor?

From 2006 through 2008, Catania said, Catholic Charities received about $8.2 million in city contracts, as well as several hundred thousand dollars’ worth this year through his committee.

“If they find living under our laws so oppressive that they can no longer take city resources, the city will have to find an alternative partner to step in to fill the shoes,” Catania said. He also said Catholic Charities was involved in only six of the 102 city-sponsored adoptions last year.

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

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Christ said: “Show me the tribute money.”They brought him a penny. And he saith unto them: “Whose is the image and the superscription? “They said: “Caesar’s.” And Christ said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.”

Did Christ think that the money belonged to Caesar because his image and superscription were stamped upon it? Did the penny belong to Caesar or to the man who had earned it? Had Caesar the right to demand it because it was adorned with his image?

Does it appear from this conversation that Christ understood the real nature and use of money?

Robert Green Ingersoll – “About the Holy Bible” (1894)

(First posted on June 22, 2007)