Daily Archives: 28 Sep 2011


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Total Depravity: Yet Another ‘Sexting’ Teacher

A woman who taught at East Aurora High School has been charged with sexual exploitation of a child after allegedly sending inappropriate photos of herself via text message to a 15-year-old boy who attended the school.  Police received a tip … Continue reading

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A Catholic priest from a small Mexican town has turned on his own congregation armed with a watergun which was loaded with holy water.  Father Juan Ramon Hernandez gives mass at a church in Acatlan. He became so saddened by … Continue reading

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Rezetko, Young and Ehrensvärd Show Hendel How Linguistics Work

In a very nicely done essay in Bible and Interpretation which takes Hendel to task for his early misrepresentation of their work. We appreciate the opportunity to respond to Ron Hendel’s op-ed and to clarify our real views and arguments.  … Continue reading

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When Will Lady Gaga(lot) Denounce Violence Perpetrated by Gays?

Violence by anyone or any group against any other person or group cannot be tolerated in a democratic society.  Gangs attacking gays is immoral.  Similarly gays attacking straights is also immoral.  And while Lady Gag has made known her disdain … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know, Nor Do I Care to, This Shane Lee Person…

But he’s this week’s Dilly the Dilettante Award winner (loser).  Why, you ask?  In some videos Scott’s ‘discovered’ (?) he asserts that Satan took human form and had sex with Adam and Eve. That alone makes him this week’s winner … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin: Duplicity and Ignorance Incarnate

Sometimes we imagine that there’s something out there called ‘duplicity’ and something else called ‘ignorance’ and we like to pretend that they are just occasional interlopers. But we’re wrong.  Duplicity and ignorance aren’t just things- they are realities and they … Continue reading

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‘Die Narren Gottes’

From Lit Verlag– Der für seine pointierten Beiträge zur Religions- und Kirchengeschichte bekannte Autor Hans Conrad Zander ist in diesen Tagen in einem Radiointerview auf Deutschlandfunk zu hören. Thema sind “Die Narren Gottes”. Das Gespräch wird an drei Vormittagen in … Continue reading

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Amazon’s ‘Fire’ Might Move me to a Tablet

For $199 it might be worth the price.  I know the iPad was just – and is just – too expensive at nearly $350. But it looks like it may be useful- -Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus … Continue reading

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Judaism Has its Own Angry Atheists…

Fundamentalist Christianity isn’t the only fountainhead of angry atheism (e.g., Hector Avalos and Bart Ehrman).  It seems that Judaism too has given birth to the lunacy of vitriolic atheism. At the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, … Continue reading

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How Utterly and Completely Sensible: The Donkey is the Ideal Choice

My hat’s off to the people of Bulgaria: Marko the donkey has been chosen by the Society for New Bulgaria political party to represent them for the elections on October 23.   It was reported that the party see Marko as … Continue reading

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Essays in Honor of James VanderKam

In two volumes.  From (wait for it), Brill.  For (wait for it, wait for it…) $334…  I guess they just don’t want people to buy it- though it looks like it contains some interesting things. This collection of essays honors … Continue reading

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Greedy Higher Ed Naturally Gives Birth to Money Driven ‘Students’

A college student from New York was paid between $1,500 and $2,500 to stand in for at least a half dozen students attending a prestigious Long Island high school and take the SAT exam for them, a prosecutor said Tuesday … Continue reading

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Hmmm… No Wonder…

Here’s my ISP’s support page… That really does say it all.

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