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Wax work Jesus rubbed off the wrong way

Well, the right way, actually, with whatever takes wax off wood. Unfortunately for Ogbourne St George church in Wiltshire and its parishioners, an unknown but diligent cleaner cleared the drippy wax Jesus off the pulpit. The gravity creation was first … Continue reading

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“funny headlines are serious business”

I quote an article from the Atlantic where there’s some concern over what guides an audience to an article online. In early days of paper publishing, a pithy headline was a guaranteed eye-catcher. These days, though… Despite the fact that … Continue reading

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Appalling news out of Uganda, too..

The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders went to a gay-rights activist this time around. Some church leaders there have criticized the decision to award Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera. The award, given by the Martin Ennals Foundation in honour of … Continue reading

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Holy Soles! Jesus on a shoe.. who’d believe it?

Not me, that’s for damn sure. The Mail Online is feeturing (har har) a sandal the owner’s boyfriend claims has been imprinted with the face of Jesus. Leon Thompson, 25, noticed the stain on the sole of girlfriend Jenny’s shoe … Continue reading

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A story is told, the drama unfolds, and newspapers are sold…

Or at least read online for free. Sometimes I like looking at a variety of sources to read their coverage on, shall we say, an “incident” regarding displays of faith. Last week, British papers got wind of a good one. … Continue reading

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“Did God save Mapleton, Iowa?” No.

I’ve never seen a tornado in action. Saskatchewan has a few sightings every summer but those that touch ground tend to rip up fields and crops rather than people. There are exceptions but most of the time cities and towns … Continue reading

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President or Jesus sign stirs up controversy

Sort of. A church in Gardiner, New York, made headlines recently due to their Palm Sunday sermon sign. It read, “President Obama or King Jesus,” and out of everyone who likely drove or walked past it, only one family was … Continue reading

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“Thou shalt not steal” — unless Jesus is watching over you?

That seems like a poor amendment to the rule to me. Here’s the story: A man accused of crashing a stolen car into a lorry during a high-speed police chase through rush-hour motorway traffic claimed Jesus was looking after them, … Continue reading

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atheism “unnatural” ?

I was poking around the search engine terms that led to blog hits yesterday and came across this one. julie exline atheism unnatural has to be learned I had to look up who that was. She’s the author of a … Continue reading

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Jealous of pizza tray jesus, other family claims he’s really in a tree

I make that up. Oh, not the pizza tray part, or the tree part. Just the jealous part. I doubt they announced their “discovery” just because the bar guy is getting lots of attention right now. (Even I wound up … Continue reading

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