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Blog Archive: February 2015

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The Jesus Quiz

Feb 28, 2015 7:43:45 AM
Mar 26, 2015 6:19:32 PM
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Social media often has these simple quizzes (many little more than click bait), but when I saw the quiz on Jesus, I couldn't resist.  If you MUST know what I'm talking about, the quiz is HERE.  :) Much more entertaining was the comments section, and when I saw the inevitable prosyltizing and hell threats, I couldn't help but post this response.   ____ I love the Bible. There's no other book which has supplied this level of unintentional comedy and intentional horror to so many. Think abou...

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What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Feb 18, 2015 7:30:18 AM
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It's Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent (the 40-day period before Easter). It's a time of strict fasting and abstinence, named after the Old English word for spring. 40 days is a "thing" in Christian scripture. Moses stayed on the mountain for 40 days. Jesus prayed in the wilderness for 40 days. Etc.On Ash Wednesday (and all Fridays during Lent), Catholics and Christians are encouraged to imitate Christ as he prayed and fasted for those long weeks. Those ages 18-60 are en...

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Obama, ISIS, and the Religions of Peace

Feb 6, 2015 12:25:09 PM
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President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday and defended peaceful Islam.  The Huffington Post has the article and video clip HERE. It's still sad that an elected official helms a National Prayer Breakfast (essentially wrapped around the Christian deity), but fine. Let's address Obama's assertion that, like Islam, Christianity has its own record of "terrible deeds" done in its name.   On this, he's absolutely correct. And while the Fox News crowd is freaking out about......

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