Daily Archives: 5 Jun 2011

And This Week’s Dilly Goes To…

The hunt for Atlantis/Eden… ATLANTIS researcher Robert Sarmast has returned to Cyprus after a four-year hiatus ahead of a third expedition to try and locate the lost ancient city, he believes is underwater off Cyprus.  Sarmast said yesterday he wanted … Continue reading

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What’s This??? A Reporter Does a Story on the Bible and Actually Gets it Right and Interviews People who Know it???

It’s a miracle.  And it’s about time that reporters actually research biblical topics instead of just consulting Wikipedia or whatever idiotic source they stream to. So thank you, Mr. Blake, for restoring my faith, momentarily, in the Fourth Estate. “It … Continue reading

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Bank of America: Corporate Thievery at its Lowest

Here’s the story: Have you heard the one about a homeowner foreclosing on a bank?  Well, it has happened in Florida and involves a North Carolina based bank.  Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had … Continue reading

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Still More Proof of the Pointlessness of Wikipedia

According to Christian Well, I guess when you’re an intellectual lightweight and your fans are even less intelligent, this sort of shenanigans only makes sense. It seems that Palin’s fans, upset at the rest of the world for laughing at … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Resist the Irony

Two women succeeded in dodging France’s same-sex marriage ban to say “I do” on Saturday — because one of the happy couple is still, legally, a man.  Stephanie Nicot, 59, wed 27-year-old partner Elise in a town hall ceremony in … Continue reading

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Sarcasm Works

Truly, it apparently gets people working, literally… Sarcasm prompts employees to speed through tasks that require creative problem-solving, Israeli research suggests. Simple fury at your staff can also get them working quickly, but it’s only effective for more straightforward tasks. … Continue reading

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Fear That’s Wrong, and Fear That’s Right

MATTHEW 10:24-31 24“A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house … Continue reading

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Republicans: Playing the ‘God Card’, Again

Republican contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination are making a concerted bid to woo Christian conservatives as the movement recovers popularity lost in a series of scandals. Voting for someone because they call themselves a Christian is like voting for … Continue reading

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Digi20: Theology and Biblical Studies

Digi20 is a project which was developed in the context of the long-term project “Digitalization of the DFG (German Research Society) special subject fields”. It concentrates on the digitalization of literature not in public domain, predominantly in the field of … Continue reading

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Men, Sign Your Wives Up…

Because if they have any sense or self respect at all they won’t do it for themselves… As a new bride, 22-year-old Ummu Atirah believes she knows the secret to a blissful marriage: obey her husband and ensure he is … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Parents Should Oppose Teacher Evaluations Based on Test Scores

Or perhaps more exactly, five excellent reasons.

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That’s Not Art

It’s a little kid tossing paint at a canvas and her clever Aussie parents marketing her as some sort of ‘prodigy’. And though it’s not art, it does show nicely that people will chase any fad and silliness and make … Continue reading

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Zionism in the Eyes of Bruce Waltke

Zionists who claim the Land on the basis of the Bible wrongly fail to distinguish between the cursed Canaanites and non-cursed Palestinians, between holy war and secular war, between covenant fidelity and the denial of its relevance, and above all, … Continue reading

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Four Dead in Israeli Cross-Border Shooting

Israeli troops opened fire across the Syrian frontier on Sunday to disperse hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who stormed the border of the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, reportedly killing four people in unrest marking the anniversary of the Arab defeat in the … Continue reading

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