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Violence; Jesus And Islam

In all the hand wringing about violence blamed on Islam, lost is Jesus’ advocacy of violence. The quotes and actions attributed to him are not all soaking with love and peace. Let’s look at a few: The most famous is Matt. 10:34, I came not to send peace but a sword. He has advice for raising children, Matt. 15:4,…
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Spilling Blood For A God.

Sometime there should be a world wide contest the Most Bizarre Religious Ritual. The Christian ritual of pretending to drink human blood might be a contender, but probably only receive honorable mention. The most bizarre on I’ve come across is the ceremonial slaughter of some 5,000 animals in Napal. It is done every five years. The Hindu…
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While Anti Abortionists Blare, Women Go By Air.

I predicted here several times something would happen which never did. Until now. I predicted that as abortion clinics closed, women would still find ways to get abortions. From what we know, there was about as many abortions performed when it was illegal and now when it is legal. Staff at abortion clinics say uniformly that…
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Give The Devil His Due.

This idiom is used when one gives credit to someone or something that otherwise is undesirable. We should use it here to give due to this strange thread of Christian thinking. Thomas Aquinas was an expert on the Devil. He rejected the notion sodomy was something demons engaged in. This could not be, he said, because demons…
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Economics And Religion, The Amish.

One of the fastest growing religious groups in the United States are the Amish. Their population doubles every twenty years. They still remain statistically tiny. But, they are a lesson in religion and economics. While there are a variety of beliefs and practices, we know them mostly for their use of horses and buggies. In an area I have visited…
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