Daily Archives: 19 Jan 2010

Wisdom From 1742: Marriage and the Philadelphia Confession

In 1742 the Philadelphia Confession was authored and adopted. Chapter 26 dealt with marriage. It reads almost as if it were written today: Of  Marriage 1. Marriage is to be between one man and one woman; neither is it lawful … Continue reading

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Why? Because Even in Massachusettes People Are Fed Up

That’s why a Republican is set to take a seat in the Senate Democrats have held for a very long time. People are sick to death of lying politicians and unkept promises and wretched economic conditions and lobbyists and Wall … Continue reading

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Prop 8 Trial Update

The Mayor of San Diego testified today that he’s had a change of heart about gay marriage. First he was against it and then he learned that his daughter was in a lesbian relationship and now he’s for it. Funny, … Continue reading

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Over 300 Killed in Religious Strife in Nigeria

You’d think we were once again living in the age of religious wars, wouldn’t you, with all the violence in Malaysia and Nigeria between Muslims and Christians. Armed with guns, machetes, torches and bows and arrows, Christian and Muslim antagonists … Continue reading

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Now What Do You Think About That!

και γαρ οφειλοντες ειναι διδασκαλοι δια τον χρονον παλιν χρειαν εχετε του διδασκειν υμας τινα τα στοιχεια της αρχης των λογιων του θεου και γεγονατε χρειαν εχοντες γαλακτος ου στερεας τροφης. — Hebrews 5

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How To Talk About Stuff That’s Not Nice In Nice Terms…

If you ever find yourself desperately searching for terms capable of being used in polite company for things that aren’t at all polite, I advise a dip into the pool of multi-liguiscity©. For instance, rather than using the rather unpleasant … Continue reading

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Joel It’s Not a ‘Code’, It’s an Abbreviation

So I must sort-of-respectfully (as much as I can manage such emotional stuff) disagree with you. I don’t care one way or the other about the stamping of Scripture on weapons.  I’m still waiting for them all to be beaten … Continue reading

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BAR and SBL

NEW SBL MEMBER BENEFIT The Society of Biblical Literature is partnering with the Biblical Archaeology Society to provide theBiblical Archaeology Review to SBL members for only $5 plus shipping. The Biblical Archaeology Review is the most widely read magazine concerning … Continue reading

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Absurd Quote of the Day…

Although absurd might not be exactly the right word for it… Maybe tragic or ridiculous or disturbing suit better. Anyway, the Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam observes “Only the biggest creeps and boozers are walking around at those hours”. And what … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

When it is accepted that the Word which is offered comes from God, there is no one of such desperate presumption (unless he is completely devoid of both natural feeling and even of humanity) who will dare to depart from … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Cat-goddess Temple

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old temple that may have been dedicated to the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said Tuesday. The ruins of the Ptolemaic-era temple were discovered by Egyptian archaeologists in the heart of … Continue reading

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A Humorous Assault on Church ‘Small Groups’

It’s a fine skewering of the miserable theology operative in loads of ‘new age churchianity’. Via Ron.

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Climate Change: Voodoo Science

Spiegel Online has an essay worth considering. It commences Klimaforscher in Erklärungsnot: Das Uno-Wissenschaftlergremium IPCC hat das Verschwinden der Himalaja-Gletscher bis 2035 vorausgesagt – aber das beruht offenbar auf peinlichen Fehlern. Ein Forscher wirft dem Weltklimarat vor, Zahlen falsch und … Continue reading

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The President’ ‘Faith’ in Faith

Der Glaube lässt US-Präsident Barack Obama auch in schwierigen Zeiten ruhig bleiben. Das erklärte der 48-jährige Politiker am 17. Januar im Gottesdienst der Baptistengemeinde an der Washingtoner Vermont Avenue. But faith in what? In faith? In positive thinking? In some … Continue reading

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Harold Attridge: On Pat Robertson’s Crazy Comment

Dean Harold Attridge of Yale Divinity School said there are no distinctions in God’s eyes between people who suffer and those who don’t. “God is there with those who suffer, as well as those who prosper, but he isn’t pulling … Continue reading

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