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Jesus sighted in a moth wing

It’s always Jesus. It’s never going to be some random guy with a beard… From, by no surprise, the Daily Mail reporting from Texas: A Texas woman believes she’s seen the Lord in a bug’s back. Yvonne Esquiline found a … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: the one star friend

You are a restaurant critic. A good friend owns a restaurant and asks you to review it. The food is mediocre. Do you say so in the review? Being an honest sort of person, I think I’d have to be … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: you’re a VP and are getting interviewed

You are the busy vice-president of a large corporation. A student asks to interview you for a class assignment. Do you make time? Of course I will. I’m going to pretend this is a female student who’s asking how to … Continue reading

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“Pope was misquoted” — yeah, and I’m sure Jesus was, too

Well, if there was a Jesus. There really is a Pope, though, and Francis made some comments about pedophilia on the weekend to a journalist but the Vatican PR department has since done a bit of quick foot backpeddling to … Continue reading

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A sighting in the clouds is always Jesus if it’s not a UFO

Or God. God’s also popular, as are sightings of the Virgin Mary — when you go by what some news sites choose to publish, that is. This time around, the Daily Mail reports on seeing Jesus. An eerie figure appears … Continue reading

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I think bible archeologists walk a fine line

Obviously it’s worthwhile to hunt for artifacts that can provide a more rounded image of earlier days but I hope the never-ending drive to prove the bible is true isn’t the only reason people go digging in Israel and area. … Continue reading

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Jesus sightings piling up

This time he’s on a dock piling in Florida: They were drinking morning coffee poolside a few days after installing the set in early August, when they noticed a face on one of the pilings. It was the first of … Continue reading

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