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Archive for April 29th, 2018

Thank You, God, For Mozart

Written by Jim

29 Apr 2018 at 8:39 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Where Did the Macron Tree Go?

What’s going on in Washington that even a tree falls victim to madness.

A mystery is brewing at the White House about what happened to the oak tree President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted there last week. The sapling was a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit. News photographers snapped away Monday when Trump and Macron shoveled dirt onto the tree during a ceremonial planting on the South Lawn. By the end of the week, the tree was gone from the lawn. A pale patch of grass was left in its place. The White House hasn’t offered an explanation.

What the devil is going on?

Written by Jim

29 Apr 2018 at 8:31 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Depravity

Such depravity

Written by Jim

29 Apr 2018 at 6:23 pm

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Signs of the Times

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29 Apr 2018 at 12:29 pm

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Torah Theft: A Detective Tale

Before dawn on March 21, 1995, someone broke into a synagogue in the Palestinian city of Nablus.

The thief — maybe it was a band of thieves — crossed the carpeted sanctuary, pulled back a heavy velvet curtain, and opened a carved wooden ark. Inside were two handwritten copies of the Torah, the Five Books of Moses. One was a sheepskin scroll written around 1360 and kept in a slender copper case. The other was a codex, a thick book, probably from the 15th century and bound in a maroon leather cover. The thief or thieves snatched the manuscripts, escaped through the synagogue’s arched doorway, discarded the copper case in a stairwell, and vanished.

Read the whole.  Great storytelling.

Written by Jim

29 Apr 2018 at 9:08 am

Posted in Modern Culture

‘Relevant’ Magazine- Garbage for the Ignorant, By The Ignorant

Exhibit A.

Written by Jim

29 Apr 2018 at 8:00 am

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Silly Angry Atheists

Written by Jim

29 Apr 2018 at 7:55 am

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