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A bit overdue…

February 10, 2013

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gpicone at IPledgeAFAllegiance comments: “I’m not doubting that prayer makes a person feel better but what would you tell an amputee who prays to have his arm grow back? Is he/she being ridiculous? why or why not?” in response to my False Teachers post. I don’t know how to answer this. I mean, I kind […]

Arete

February 10, 2013

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Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. –Proverbs 13:20 Man, I am really bad at this blogging thing. I go on hyperactive writing sprees where my sole motivation is coffee and the self-delusional assurance that I’m accomplishing something. Somehow. I’m not sure what. But that’s where the coffee comes […]

Miracles

January 22, 2013

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If you’re familiar with A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, you may want to skip past the next two paragraphs. “As the soldiers assisted me across the court the stillness was so profound that if I had been blindfold I should have supposed I was in a solitude instead of walled in by four […]

False Teachers

January 9, 2013

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I do not know the individual responsible for this message. I do not know who received it. I know where I found it and I could, if I were so inclined, research the individuals involved in the conversation. I am not so inclined. I do not believe that their identities will have any bearing on […]

Here’s another rant…

October 5, 2012

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Texas law forces women to seek unsafe abortions. That’s the headline they should have used.  Because that’s what the article says.  At least, that’s my opinion of what it says. Fair warning: I’m going to rant about abortion.  I’m doing this for me and not for you.  I don’t mean to belittle your opinion on […]

Names

April 21, 2012

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There’s a movie version of Freakonomics, and it’s very interesting.  It opens with a discussion of names and the factors that people consider when choosing names for their children.  For example, some names are popular for a generation or two and then disappear for a couple decades; others show up for a generation then disappear completely.  Some […]

This post subject to interpretation…

April 19, 2012

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A carpenter builds a desk for a customer.  When the customer arrives, he looks around the room and says, “Where’s the desk I ordered?”  The carpenter points to the desk, sitting in the corner.  “Oh,” says the customer, “you mean that bookshelf?” An artist sets out to paint a horse.  The end result is a […]