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Witchhunts in Cambodia

Not a country I know about, but apparently it’s one with enough superstition and belief in the supernatural to create mobs intent on accusing ordinary people of black magic and sorcery. Why they thought Pov Sovann was trouble? He was … Continue reading

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God doesn’t want people to have money

That’s why stocks tanked. It’s so obvious. Why didn’t I see that before!? God ruined the economy to make a point! God will fix it, too – when he’s good and ready and people truly deserve it, of course. The … Continue reading

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Giant Croatian Jesus creates controversy

As well it should. From the Telegraph. Split mayor Zeljko Kerum announced an initiative last week to erect a 129-foot-high statue of Christ – 10 feet taller than the world’s current biggest in Swiebodzin, western Poland. Mr Kerum said the … Continue reading

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Which country will next battle it out in the Jesus wars?

Morning amusement: For years, Brazil held the title with its imposing Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro. The 30m statue of Christ with arms outstretched has been struck by lightning, vandalised and infected by fungus but remained the … Continue reading

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Why focus on sins of homosexuality?

T.J. Facto asks a pertinent question: I am not a Biblical scholar, nor a professor of constitutional law. It’s rare when I can resolve my own struggle between a society’s right to determine acceptable behavior and citizens’ civil liberties. Looking … Continue reading

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“houses of worship are subject to the same laws of economics as secular real estate”

That’s a direct quote from an NPR article about church foreclosures in the States. For Dan Burr, the road to losing his church last year began with the greatest of hopes. Twelve years ago, Burr and his wife started to … Continue reading

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Grow up? Maybe later…

A while back I’d written a short post wondering about how long adolescence lasts and the other day I came across this incredibly long article regarding prolonged youth, as if people are creating a whole new post-adolescence thing, putting off … Continue reading

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