Tag Archives: god

Billy Graham (or his people) can’t live and let live

DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: My niece is trapped in a really bad relationship (not married, but living together). It has no future, but she refuses to see this. We’ve tried to tell her to get out of the relationship, but she … Continue reading

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Not even pareidolia eggplant

This one fell to the bottom of my drafts folder but any time is a good time for mocking journalism and the willingness to make a story out of anything. I wouldn’t buy this tale for a nickel. Slicing into … Continue reading

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God-fearing: how is this a good thing?

I wound up at gotquestions.org when looking up the notion of god-fearing. As an unbeliever it sounds ludicrious to want to be afraid of your own god, unless the whole point of promoting fear is to promote unwavering loyalty and … Continue reading

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Guardian angels, road safety and risk taking: connected?

If the details reported by New York Magazine can be believed, then yes. Interviews with 198 people showed that 45 percent believed in “a personal spirit or supernatural power” that watched over them. Further questions were designed to assess the … Continue reading

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I wonder how effective “Don’t Say the Pledge” will be.

Being Canadian, I can’t quote any part of the Pledge of Allegiance without looking it up. (Thanks, Wikipedia, for the rundown of how many times the Pledge has changed over the years, and when.) On Monday, Sept. 8th, the American … Continue reading

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The One Minion Search Party: “Does god hate women?”

A couple hits for this question this week. Not for the first time, I look toward Religious Tolerance for an evenhanded approach to answering this one. It offers many examples out of the old testament that illustrate the low status … Continue reading

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I don’t intend to get the “Shut up, Devil!” app

All right for some, maybe, but to a non-believer like myself it sounds pretty damned silly. Also, I don’t have a smartphone. The Shut Up, Devil! app is an innovative resource that puts the power of the Word of God … Continue reading

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Ebola is not a “curse from god”

We should really be thankful that more diseases don’t transfer between species, frankly. Many plagues and disease outbreaks had an animal origin. Horrible though it is, it’s just one of those viruses people get because we live around animals and … Continue reading

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Not old news: old Billy Graham advice column

I look up Billy Graham’s advice once in a while and I liked the question posed on March 15th, 2012. High time I do a write-up about it. DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I’ve had a lot of emotional problems, and recently … Continue reading

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And does the couple thank God for the husband’s stupidity as well?

He gets credit for finding their jeep. He ought to get credit for making them stupid enough to leave it in a position to be so easily stolen: A Crawfordsville couple’s Jeep was lost but now it’s found, and they … Continue reading

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