Tag Archives: American history

I’m supposed to read Huck Finn for my Banned Book Club

It’s slow going. I’m trying to figure out if I like it. I’m roughly half-way though. At this point Huck and Jim (the slave who’d wanted to run away to a free state instead of being sold again) are making … 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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Thomas Jefferson’s edited bible gets restoration treatment

I didn’t know the thing existed, myself, but apparently he sliced up a few different versions of the New Testament and reassembled the parts chronologically to follow Christ’s life up to his crucifixion. He also eliminated everything theological from the … Continue reading

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Quotable viewpoint

I’m on a censorship kick at the moment. I just ran across an article discussing the recent decision to publish sanitized versions of Mark Twain’s classics, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. To quote: No one will defend the meaning behind … Continue reading

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Why does God have to be in the curriculum?

I don’t have kids and I’m Canadian, so no doubt my musings and ponderings miss key points that parents, specifically American parents, might find important. Like what led the Founding Fathers to America. Texas schoolchildren should know how God and … Continue reading

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Archives of history and ministry

The Library of Congress, like all good library set-ups, wants to preserve as much history as it can and they have a place called the American Folklife Center where they store it all, from film to photos to letters, to … Continue reading

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