Daily Archives: 18 Jun 2015

The NRA is So Concerned to Spin Stories to Its Advantage…

That it has nothing but the most profound disregard for the dead.  I find the sentiments expressed in the following NRA quote completely sub-human. via the twitter Why am I not surprised that he’s a Texan?

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Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament III/2 – From Modernism to Post-Modernism (The Twentieth Century)

The final volume in this extensive series is as impressive as its predecessors.  A visit to the publisher’s page will allow potential readers of this volume to see its contents by means of a flip book.  Noteworthy among them are … Continue reading

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Sometimes Self Appointed ‘Experts’ on the Bible Need an Ever so Gentle Reminder…

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First I Was Sad, and Now I’m Purely Mad

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I Think We Should Be Very Clear Right Now: Evil Exists

Calling what was done in the #CharlestonShooting the act of a ‘sick person’ is a huge disservice to the ill.  He isn’t sick- he’s evil.  There is evil in the world.  If you accept the existence of ‘good’ you are … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Agree More, Antonio

Idioti ignoranti e fanatici della loro religione: questo il loro identikit, secondo la mia modesta esperienza. He is, of course, referring to these imbeciles.

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Remembering, By Name, The Victims of the Charleston Church Shooting

Charleston County Coroner Rae H. Wooten identified the victims by name and age Thursday afternoon, though she did not immediately provide spellings or other personal information. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41, was the church’s pastor and a South Carolina state senator. … Continue reading

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Fathers…

God is the highest good of the reasonable creature; and the enjoyment of him is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant … Continue reading

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Archaeology as an Instrument of Politics and Policy in Israel

There’s a very finely written essay here which focuses on the misuse to which archaeology is put in Israel in the service of ideology and politics. Comme le rappelait le Professeur Thomas Römer dans un récent article consacré à la … Continue reading

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It Seems Right to Turn to the Heidelberg Catechism Today

Which begins this way: Question 1. What is thy only comfort in life and death? Answer: That I with body and soul, both in life and death, (a) am not my own, (b) but belong unto my faithful Saviour Jesus … Continue reading

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John Calvin on Murder and Intent

All violence, injury, and any harmful thing at all that may injure our neighbor’s body are forbidden to us. We are accordingly commanded, if we find anything of use to us in saving our neighbors’ lives, faithfully to employee it; … Continue reading

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Dylann Roof is In Custody

CNN Reports Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof is in custody in North Carolina, a senior law enforcement official tells CNN’s Deborah Feyerick. President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a statement about the church shooting at 11:45 a.m. ET, the … Continue reading

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I Have A second Monitor Hooked Up…

But I have no idea at all how to open stuff on it.  And why isn’t there a taskbar?  My goal, you see, is to have material on the monitor on the left which I am translating so I don’t … Continue reading

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The Charleston Church Murderer

WATE6: Authorities ID suspect in Charleston church shooting, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof http://6.wate.com/1Imx2xf

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‘Campus’ ‘Churches’

If your ‘church’ has campuses or branches, you don’t know what a Church is.

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Quote of the Day: Pope Francis on Abortion

“Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion. How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we … Continue reading

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Zwingli On Murder and Like Matters

In one of his very earliest writings, The Laybyrinth, Zwingli astutely observes In us there is no love of God, which would turn aside from as much evil, and would lead us to despise all earthly treasures, in order to … Continue reading

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Reformation Celebrations are Kicking off in Zurich

They had 57 delegates from mission 21 there last Saturday, from their partner mission (mission 21, formerly Basel Mission). They were from a variety of different countries of the Americas, Asia and Africa.  More such activities will take place in the … Continue reading

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Hey Left-Leaners Lauding ‘Laudato Si’, Why Aren’t You Talking About Francis’ Condemnation of Abortion?

Is it an inconvenient truth you wish to ignore whilst only embracing those bits of the Encyclical which align with your pro nature anti-human agenda?  That’s rather the same method of picking, choosing, and disregarding of a text which you … Continue reading

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Radical Israeli Settlers have Burned the Church of the Loaves and Fishes in Tiberias

Extremist Israeli settlers on Thursday burned part of the church at the site where Christians believe Jesus performed a miracle by feeding 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the … Continue reading

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