In my morning reading and blog-hopping, I saw this article about Sarah Palin and Deborah.
If you are following US politics, the connection to Palin will be of interest, but if you aren't (Ganeida), just skip the intro and conclusion and the part about Deborah is interesting.
I personally liked this quote from John Knox
...particular examples do establish no common law. ... But who hath commanded, that a public, yea a tyrannical and most wicked law be established upon these examples? The men that object the same, are not altogether ignorant, that examples have no strength, when the question is of law... For of examples, as is before declared, we may establish no law, but we are always bound to the law written, and to the commandment expressed in the same. And the law written and pronounced by God, forbiddeth no less that any woman reign over man, than it forbiddeth man to take a plurality of wives, to marry two sisters living at once, to steal, to rob, to murder or to lie. If any of these hath been transgressed, and yet God hath not imputed the same: it maketh not the like fact or deed lawful unto us.
How many arguments have I heard (while at a particular Christian chat forum) that tried to do precisely that - say a thing is lawful because someone else has done it!
So anyway, there's my 'meddling' done for the day. Hopefully I can come back later and chat about William's birth and growth.