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The World's Worst Dictators

Jun 17, 2009 11:10:24 AM
Sep 5, 2012 4:18:02 AM
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A quick look at some of history's worst acts. Sometimes the headlines and history books make my head ache. I shudder at the idea of so many dictators and powerful leaders who committed monstrous acts against their fellow men and women. Like Taliban leader and terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarquawi, who once had a woman stoned to death for gathering sticks to make a fire on a cold day.  Or Ugandan President Idi Amin, who sent his soldiers into cities with orders to kill all of the men (including mal...

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The 4 Personality Types in a Debate

May 31, 2009 5:46:40 PM
Sep 5, 2012 4:19:09 AM
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This is just my personal observation, but I believe it has merit In my quest to test the merits of Christianity over these past years, I’ve seen a pattern. I ask tough but legitimate questions to people of faith, and the answers that come back usually place the sender into one of four categories. The more people I speak with, the more repetition I see. The categories are: THE FEELER The Feeler often has a bible in tow and easily interjects God and Jesus into everyday conversation.  The Fe...

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Questions I've Always Wanted To Ask God

May 31, 2009 6:16:53 AM
Sep 5, 2012 4:19:47 AM
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(Don't tell me you've never wondered this stuff.) Upon my death, if I am indeed to stand at the Pearly Gates and seek entrance to Heaven, and if I am required to give account at the judgment seat for the totality of my life, I’ve decided to arrive prepared. I’m compiling a list of honest, simple, legitimate questions for God. He has questions. I have questions. • If you made Eve from Adam’s rib, why do men and women still have 12 pairs of ribs each? • Why did you allow a single act...

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The Un-Provable Parent

May 28, 2009 4:25:48 PM
Sep 5, 2012 4:20:16 AM
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Why our spiritual father should be more tangible than our physical one I was born on April 12th, 1968 at St. John’s Hospital, just a few moments before the clock struck midnight. My twin sister was born 5 minutes before me. I try to picture the scene in my mind. The doctor cuts the umbilical cord. The nurses clean me up and wrap me in a warm blanket. Helpless in a foreign environment, I’m immediately attended to from all sides and placed in the warmth of my mother’s arms. From that mome...

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There is One True God...and His Name Is...

May 28, 2009 4:22:14 PM
Sep 5, 2012 4:20:47 AM
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An examination of how our upbringing shapes our religion. Somewhere in Asia, a child is born to Buddhist parents. The child is taken to Buddhist temples, prays to Buddha, pays homage to Buddha statues and is surrounded from birth by all things Buddhist. His philosophy for living is that there is one true god, and he is Buddha. Somewhere in Saudi Arabia, a child is born to Muslim parents. The child is versed in the Koran, prays to the East five times daily, and is indoctrinated in the culture...

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Proof Before Purchase

May 27, 2009 9:42:21 AM
Sep 5, 2012 4:21:10 AM
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An exploration into why people require no "god" in their God. I’ve noticed a pattern when it comes to people and their faith. I’m sure there’s probably some genuine research on the subject that goes far deeper than my humble observations, but perhaps a layperson’s point of view will do. I’ve noticed that people tend to adopt a bunker mentality when you ask them simple questions to defend their faith. Discussions become argumentative. The walls of defense go up. People seem to blanc...

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