News and Notes – 8/6/2008

Newsflash! The reason people are getting fatter is because they are eating more! “In 1970, the average American ate about 16.4 pounds of food a week, or 2.3 pounds daily. By 2006, the average intake grew by an additional 1.8 pounds a week.”

Justice Chick-fil-A style. Chick-fil-A restaurant founder S. Truett Cathy has decided not to press charges against two girls who caused $30,000 worth of damage to his home. Instead, Cathy has worked out a deal with the girls’ parents: the youngsters are banned from watching TV and playing video games. They also must read a good book and write “I will not vandalize other people’s property” 1,000 times. (HT: By Farther Steps)

Make me a Christian. A new reality show follows the three-week journey of 13 non-Christians who volunteered to give up their normal lives and attempt to live like Christians. The participants engage in Bible studies and mentoring from a team of church leaders. The show airs in the U.K. for three weeks starting August 10.

2 Comments

  1. Joe Miller says:

    Yes, we are eating more, but according to my research, “Fat Kids are Saving America One Donut at a Time.”

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Joe – That’s great! I hadn’t seen that correlation before!

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