Category Archives: myths and folktales

Roadside proselytizing rarely works

There’s a church I walk by on the way to my closest library that tends to have pithy and clever write-ups on their lawn sign. I had no camera on hand yesterday but thanks to a pen, paper and the … Continue reading

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Where 1minion argues with a 5 year old article

Reposted recently but still old, an article by someone named Phillip Owens titled Interpretation versus belief. I’ll split this into two parts, the second coming later today. “Interpreters” explain or give the meaning of words from one language to another … Continue reading

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Christians deemed “heretics” after claiming no historical Adam and Eve

Well, almost. This NPR article was a good find; some evangelicals are starting to realize that the truths being uncovered by geneticists and other areas of science are making it harder and harder to maintain the fiction that the whole … Continue reading

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Churches to preach “No King but Jesus” on July 3rd

It’s all part of a rededication ceremony, apparently. The U.S.A. isn’t godly enough already so God has to be officially invited by as many churches as possible or the States are doomed. Doomed!!1eleventy1 It’s hard to tell by the article, … Continue reading

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Read a book about sex and the bible

It’s called Unprotected Texts: the Bible’s surprising contradictions about sex and desire by Jennifer Wright Knust. She covers a lot of ground in a relatively short book. I dog-earred many pages of it so I’d remember specific things that were … Continue reading

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“I love cannibals!” I mean, Catholics…

Eat of my body, drink of my blood… The whole mass tradition winds up sounding kind of creepy. Cannibalism has an interesting history though and remains a fascinating intellectual exercise. For some other time, though. When Catholics aren’t symbolically eating … Continue reading

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New bodies await us in heaven? How could Billy Graham know that?

Here’s the question this time around: I’m confused, because on Easter our pastor said that not only will our souls go to be with God, but we’ll also be given new bodies in heaven. Is this in the Bible? Why … Continue reading

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