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1minion invites God in – humming your praise and joy

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior, Lukem1:46-47 Joyce Rupp’s devotional on page 37 shares the story of Mary and Hannah (Samuel’s mother) and their joy of motherhood and singing praises. She ends with: … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: the alibi

Today’s scenario: A good friend is having an extramarital affair. S/he asks you to provide an alibi. Do you? Short answer, I wouldn’t want to have to lie to anyone. I suck as a liar. I’d need to ask a … Continue reading

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Oh, Billy Graham, how I’ve missed you!

This is not quite a regular occurrence but I love stealing Graham’s mail and responding to the questions from an atheist perspective. Graham’s answers are always so predictable and useless, frankly. Platitudes and preaching to the choir, each and every … Continue reading

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I don’t think there is such a thing as a soul mate

I get the thrill of the concept, of course. There’s a lot of romance built around the idea that there’s only one person for everyone and it’s only a matter of meeting..somehow, somewhere… Hell, much of Hollywood has grown rich … Continue reading

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I think religion around a child is bothersome

I think it’s worse at the funeral of one. I’m sorry this family in Medicine Hat has to go through one. The Peppers’ young daughter died of head injuries sustained at her day care by the look of things but … Continue reading

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Wedding religion gets a little too weird for me

I went to my cousin’s wedding over the weekend. The service was short (20 minutes) and instead of classical style music to bring the bridal party down the aisle, they played Beatles tunes. “Here Comes the Sun” was one of … Continue reading

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Interesting slice of relationship spam today

…or from some other day. I don’t check that can of spam very often to see how much is in there. But, one of the spammy things referred to a post of mine getting linked to getyourexbacktogether.net and notice I’m … Continue reading

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I’ve got weddings on the brain

Not mine, in case you thought things had really progressed at warp speed with the Man and me. No, my youngest cousin is getting hitched in town this weekend. There are so many traditions that surround weddings. I’m sure a … Continue reading

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“I’m not a racist (but)…”

Coming from the AP via HuffPost: A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace … Continue reading

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Romance is dead, long live Romance

I’m taking a thought from Thinkers’ Podium for this one. Reading through Bruce’s post got me thinking about my own Sturm und Drang. I really think I’m better off flying solo. Yeah, it gets a bit lonely sometimes, but I’ve … Continue reading

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