Tag Archives: death

Countdown for the end times still on in 5, 4, 3, 2…

October 21st is still being touted by Harold Camping and his ilk as the last day of humanity’s long and lively existence on this planet. Judgement day is upon us at last. Really, truly, and honestly. Time’s up. Yeah, right. … Continue reading

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Reiki found to be no better than placebo for cancer patients

Seems like kind of a “Duh!” headline, but there you have it. I had a friend in university who trained as a reiki master and took another friend and me through the paces of learning how to do it, too. … Continue reading

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“We all have a desire for heaven” — Wanna rethink that statement?

It’s time to read Billy Graham’s mail again. Why do you think most people still believe in some kind of life after death, even if they aren’t particularly religious or don’t think very much about it? — E.A. Because without … Continue reading

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Why follow a god that permits abuse?

Oh right, so abusers can justify spanking their children to death. Kevin and Elizabeth Shatz spanked Lidia 7 hours (with a few prayer breaks in between) and it resulted in severe tissue damage causing death. That site offers part 1 … Continue reading

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Clearly God doesn’t like outdoor stages

Fair officials in Indiana are suggesting the collapse of a stage at their State Fair was a “freakish act of God.” Sugarland was set to play but the wind hit just right to knock the scaffolding over and end result … Continue reading

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Is bible archeology the only archeology?

Hardly, but it seems like it’s the only kind of archeology that generates clickable headlines. Like this one: Jesus’ apostle’s tomb unearthed in Turkey. OMIGOD! Proof the bible is true! Quick! Go look! Your argument’s invalid! CHrisTians Win 4evaR! An … Continue reading

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“Our nation is praying for a praying nation…”

Isn’t that a little bit like multiplying by zero? The Christian Post reports on the aftermath of the tragedy in Norway where close to a hundred young people with political aspirations were killed and wounded after Anders Behring Breivik got … Continue reading

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Random crap and one thing serious

I’m amused by the Noah’s Ark replica Johan Huibers hopes to show off in London during the 2012 Olympics. His ambition to get pairs of animals into it might be a hell of a lot more fun to watch than … Continue reading

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If it’s a religion, I’m an ahockeyist also.

I’ll quote from the Vancouver Sun, in regards to the finals for the Stanley Cup this year. The Calgary Vancouver [only noticed this booboo thanks to a comment. Oopsie.] Canucks have managed to stay in until the end and many … Continue reading

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If “God wants him to be alive” he shouldn’t need life support

In March I’d come across a few articles about Joseph Maraachli, a baby who was on life support during a terminal illness and doctors fought for the right to let him die. The parents fought for the right to let … Continue reading

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