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Religious Context

Religious Context
February 27, 2016
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The following fresco is being cleaned and restored, in Rome.  It is, thus far, one of the earliest known representations …Read the Rest

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Turning Water Into Wine

Turning Water Into Wine
February 4, 2016
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I have a very wise friend who told me something about prayer the other day.  She said all Mary did, …Read the Rest

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Morality, Cultures & ISIS

Morality, Cultures & ISIS
January 2, 2016
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We modern Americans have a problem.  The blanket comment would be to blame everything on politics, either liberal or conservative, …Read the Rest

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You Can’t Beat Good Old American Hypocrisy & Double Standards

You Can’t Beat Good Old American Hypocrisy & Double Standards
December 3, 2015
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Robert Dear claimed to be a devout Christian, who dabbled in S&M, was cruel to animals, raped at least 1 …Read the Rest

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The Demonetization of Christianity in the US Has Begun

The Demonetization of Christianity in the US Has Begun
December 2, 2015
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Something nasty is going on in this country.  Oh, nasty stuff is always going on, but this is a little …Read the Rest

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The Slaughter of the Innocents

The Slaughter of the Innocents
November 21, 2015
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“…“It fits the definition of ethnic cleansing,”…” Cameron Hudson Christians in Syria and the Middle East are an endangered species.  …Read the Rest

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Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies

Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies
October 12, 2015
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I consider myself a historian.  As such, perhaps the entities I loath the most are revisionists.  I detest people who …Read the Rest

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Why It Is What It Isn’t

Why It Is What It Isn’t
September 21, 2015
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“…The problem with “It is what it is” is that it abdicates responsibility, shuts down creative problem solving, and concedes …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: My Favorite Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  My Favorite Opera
September 20, 2015
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People who insanely love opera are well…insane.  We are an irrational lot, surpassed only by baseball fans.  When the two …Read the Rest

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What Is Faith?

What Is Faith?
August 20, 2015
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Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 I’ve been involved in …Read the Rest

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Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity

Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity
May 21, 2015
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In Johnston County, North Carolina, 16-year-0ld David Leix was not allowed admission into his homeschooling ‘Praise’ Prom by the godly …Read the Rest

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PART II: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART II:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 16, 2015
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This is what we have to work with. Note that I am only using ‘classical’ Western Civilization and leaving out …Read the Rest

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PART I: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART I:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 15, 2015
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People much wiser than am I have said that you can use the Bible to prove anything.  You can use …Read the Rest

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Easter Morn

Easter Morn
April 5, 2015
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They say those of us who have just a wee bit o’ the tartan runnin’ through our veins, are more …Read the Rest

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Jesus of Nazareth – Revolutionary Feminist

Jesus of Nazareth – Revolutionary Feminist
April 3, 2015
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Was Jesus of Nazareth a revolutionary feminist or was he simply restoring women to their proper place within Jewish society?  …Read the Rest

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Not Exactly Christ’s Christianity

Not Exactly Christ’s Christianity
April 2, 2015
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The Christianity which is practiced by far too many members of the evangelical right is almost unrecognizable to what ‘evangelical’ …Read the Rest

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One of My Favorite Litanies

One of My Favorite Litanies
March 17, 2015
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I bind unto myself today The strong Name of the Trinity, By invocation of the same, The Three in One …Read the Rest

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A Conservative Christian’s Real Version of Horror?

A Conservative Christian’s Real Version of Horror?
October 31, 2014
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“God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life.” Do you have …Read the Rest

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PART IV: Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod

PART IV:  Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod
September 10, 2014
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“…“When people curse their parents, it unquestionably is a capital crime,” he writes. “The integrity of the family must be …Read the Rest

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PART III: Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod

PART III:  Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod
September 9, 2014
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“…”capital punishment is one of the best evangelistic tools of a society.” And, “there is no such thing as a …Read the Rest

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PART II: Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod

PART II:  Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod
September 8, 2014
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“…Our problem is with … the religious extremists … who want to destroy everybody who doesn’t agree with them. I …Read the Rest

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PART I: Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod

PART I:  Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod
September 7, 2014
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“…Our problem is with … the religious extremists … who want to destroy everybody who doesn’t agree with them. I …Read the Rest

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Ignorant Atheists & Ignorant Christians – Who Needs ‘Em?

Ignorant Atheists & Ignorant Christians – Who Needs ‘Em?
September 5, 2014
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An interesting piece, debunking the historical existence of Jesus of Nazareth is making the rounds, to be embraced by atheists.  …Read the Rest

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ISIS, Borg, Star Trek, Treason & Civil LIberties

ISIS, Borg, Star Trek, Treason & Civil LIberties
September 2, 2014
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“We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to …Read the Rest

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PART XXIX-B: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Purity Culture

PART XXIX-B: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Purity Culture
August 26, 2014
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The Raw Story is reporting that an Egyptian cleric has said that men can spy on women who are showering, …Read the Rest

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PART XXII-F: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Manly Men & Patriarchs

PART XXII-F: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Manly Men & Patriarchs
August 12, 2014
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Have you begun to notice how silly this is?  Or – it would be if these men did not take …Read the Rest

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PART XXI-E: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Abuse of Women

PART XXI-E:  Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Abuse of Women
August 4, 2014
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This is the final part of the series dealing with patriarchy and the abuse of women within it. For some …Read the Rest

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PART XXI-D: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Abuse of Women

PART XXI-D:  Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Abuse of Women
August 3, 2014
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This is the fourth of five parts. D. Scott Meadows, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church (Reformed), Exeter, New Hampshire USA invented …Read the Rest

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PART XXI-C: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Abuse of Women

PART XXI-C:  Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Abuse of Women
August 2, 2014
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The world of Patriarchy, of Submission, and their abuse of women is one where women are said to be protected …Read the Rest

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PART XX-A: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – The Cult

PART XX-A: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – The Cult
July 21, 2014
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Have you ever wondered how a person could get sucked into a cult?  Is there a certain personality that is …Read the Rest

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