God is his Lawyer

From the Daily Times:

Blackwood also asked Roseburgh if he wanted time to hire an attorney to represent him on the case, if he wanted to fill out an affidavit claiming indigence to possibly receive an appointed attorney, or if he wanted to represent himself.

“Yahweh is my counsel,” Roseburgh replied.

Both William and Wendy Roseburgh refer to themselves in court documents as “bondservants of Yahweh” and have refused to sign court documents in the past for religious reasons.

Blackwood explained that William Roseburgh had to pick one of the three choices, and asked if that meant that he planned to represent himself.

“No, I’m not representing myself, (Yahweh) is my counsel,” Roseburgh said. He added that biblical scripture states that Yahweh will represent him in the court, and he will not go against it.

Roseburgh said on several occasions that he did not understand and asked if “Yaweh” had been “kicked out” of the court. Blackwood told him multiple times that he must choose between the three types of representation, and after much discussion — Roseburgh agreed that he was representing himself, but “in protest.”

The George W. Bush Library

The Chronicle Review asks readers to sketch designs for W’s library.

Modern U.S. presidents have only their presidential libraries. Now that the George W. Bush era is almost over, the world needs a place to archive the legacy of the 43rd president. That place will be Southern Methodist University, in a building designed by Robert A.M. Stern. The building will probably cost $500-million.

We thought that Chronicle readers would have their own ideas about how that building should be designed, and we invited people to send in designs on the backs of envelopes. About 120 people sent in sketches that were good, bad, serious, humorous, abstract, or really angry. Their designs took the form of toilets, bunkers, crosses, and W’s, some crudely drawn and some very elegant. A sampling of those designs is displayed on these pages.

Daily Dose of Ingersoll


This century will be called Darwin’s century. He was one of
the greatest men who ever touched this globe. He has explained more
of the phenomena of life than all of the religious teachers. Write
the name of Charles Darwin on the one hand and the name of every
theologian who ever lived on the other, and from that name has come
more light to the world than from all of those. His doctrine of
evolution, his doctrine of the survival of the fittest, his
doctrine of the origin of species, has removed in every thinking
mind the last vestige of orthodox Christianity. He has not only
stated, but he has demonstrated, that the inspired writer knew
nothing of this world. nothing of the origin of man. nothing of
geology, nothing of astronomy, nothing of nature; that the Bible is
a book written by ignorance — at the instigation of fear.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Orthodoxy”(1884)