There Was A Vote. God Lost.

From time to time, there is reference on this site to Arianism, the theological teaching of the Egyptian, Aruis (250-336 C. E.).  Arianism is a most interesting piece of Christian history.  From it we learn a central part of the faith was not decided by the revealed truth, but by a vote. This story involves the concept repeated…
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Religious Folks, Hair And Gay Marriage

We all have some sort of obsessive interest in the mundane.  Religious people have had their’s over the ages.  One in food, another is hair. The group that took over Afghanistan before our invasion went around measuring beards.  To0 long or too short, you’re in trouble.   There are religious groups that go for long beards. Some followers…
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No July 4th Holiday In The War Against Sin.

I hate to be a complainer, but I’m complaining again.  Today it is about an Independence Day speech given by Rear Admiral Barry C. Black, Chaplain of the United States Senate. Let me preface this by saying I often portray those who speak for a large portion of the  Christian faith as preoccupied with sin.  Some…
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Why Is Working Of Sunday No Longer A Sin?

When I was growing up, working on Sunday was at the top of the Sin Leader Board.  It was  unthinkable. I will qualify this a little.  I remember sitting in Sunday School as a boy and soaking up the day’s lesson.  It was on the evils of working on Sunday.  The teacher made one exception.  She had…
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Church Membership And Labor Unions

There was a lengthy article about the decline in world wide participation in the Catholic faith.  (Russell Shaw: “Waiting on the New Evangelization”).  Even the Pope has expressed concern.  This author admonished the faithful to not expect a solution from the clergy, as is the Catholic system, but to search for it themselves. The archaic…
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