Daily Archives: 29 Sep 2010

Total Depravity: The Mom Who Faked Her Son’s Cancer to Raise Money

Sickening. A Warren woman told her 12-year-old son he had cancer, shaved his head and eyebrows, drugged his applesauce and then held fund-raisers in his name to bilk people, Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said today. Smith said in a … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: Creation and Chaos

The Midwest Branch of the American Oriental Society will be hosting a symposium entitled “Creation and Chaos: Reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel’s Chaos Kampf Hypothesis”. The meeting will be held from Feb. 11-13, 2011 at Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais Illinois … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

It is disturbing that Abraham was willing to argue, bargain, even plead with God over the people of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 18,23-32) but not over the sacrifice of his own son. — Moshe Reiss

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If You’re About To Eat, or Have a Weak Stomach, Don’t Look

That’s what happens when Chris Tilling takes up baking!!!!  He bakes a mouse in the bread…  Let’s call it Mouse-in-a-Roll!  I’m feeling pretty peckish now…

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The Theocratic Republic of Texas Strikes Again

There’s too much to abstract, you’ll just have to read the whole essay, which has to do with a book fair in Texas where the author has been banned.  Yes, in Texas, they ban books and authors.  No point in … Continue reading

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‘Love’ (Eros) Alone is No Basis for Marriage

Emil Brunner rightly asserts that … monogamy is the only possible union of the sexes which does justice to the personal need for full community. Hence, marriage (naturally between persons of the opposite sex) is societally significant as it serves … Continue reading

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Oh Canada: Moral Turpitude

Maybe Canada can replace Thailand as the go-to destination for the totally depraved. It’s on track to. An Ontario court has struck down key provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws in a case that could set a precedent for the country. … Continue reading

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Blondes… God Help Them

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Watch Raphael Golb’s Testimony

On the video here.  It speaks for itself.

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The Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian

Is now online. Der Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae ist eine Publikationsplattform, die das Akademienvorhaben Altägyptisches Wörterbuch an der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften im Internet zur Verfügung stellt. Im Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae wird ein digitales Corpus von Texten in ägyptischer (auch demotischer) … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s First Mass

Huldrych Zwingli was ordained to the priesthood in 1506 and celebrated his first Mass in that same year, on the 29th of September, at his home town of Wildhaus.  Less than 10 years later (in 1515), after having come to … Continue reading

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No Surprise Here: Homosexuality on Television

“The Good Wife” is getting a gay brother; new teen TV show “Hellcats” features a lesbian cheerleader; and as for “True Blood” — TV watchers now need two hands to count the vampires who will suck the blood of either … Continue reading

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4Q381, Fragment 104 Deciphered

Courtesy of Soren Holst, via Kasper Dalgaard- Frg. 104 likely translation: [Ji]m[ West]? It seems that the authors of the Scrolls knew I would exist. But what did the rest of the Scroll predict of my life? I wish I … Continue reading

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