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Dear Palpatine

May 01st, 2015 by Vader

It was unavoidable.

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May 01st, 2015 10:05:29

Why Science Does Not Disprove God

April 13th, 2015 by Bookslinger

Why science Does Not Disprove God, by Amir Aczel.

Based on interviews with eleven Nobel Prize winners and many other prominent physicists, biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, as well as leading theologians and spiritual leaders, Why Science Does Not Disprove God is a “well-informed and readable” (Wall Street Journal) analysis of the religious implications of our ever-increasing understanding of life and the universe. The renowned science writer Amir Aczel (“One of our best science popularizers”—Publishers Weekly) masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the “New Atheists,” providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there’s still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.

Interview with the author, 40 minute podcast by John Batchelor.

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April 13th, 2015 21:00:37

Angina Monologue 13

March 22nd, 2015 by Vader

I could hear His Majesty cackling over the paper even before I emerged from the kitchen with his breakfast pancakes and porridge.

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March 22nd, 2015 19:19:53

I favor greater separation of church and state

March 12th, 2015 by Patrick Henry

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March 12th, 2015 11:14:55

Today, Sat Feb 21 only, free Kindle book: Obedience in the faith-versus-works discussion.

February 21st, 2015 by Bookslinger

An interesting read, by Andrew Murray, written in the 1800’s. A Life of Obedience. The Kindle edition is free for today only.

Kindle books don’t require an actual Kindle device. Free Kindle reading apps are available for smart phones, tablets, and computers.

I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but wanted to make a shout-out due to the temporary nature of the free e-book.

The books starts by quoting both Old Testament and New Testament passages that illustrate that the need for obedience surmounts the need for faith.

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February 21st, 2015 11:22:37

Angina Monologue 5

January 03rd, 2015 by Vader

As I mentioned to Bruce Charlton in the comments section of a previous post, once you get His Majesty monologuing, you can’t get him to shut up.

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January 03rd, 2015 13:50:16

My soul grieveth for mine iniquities

January 02nd, 2015 by Vader

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January 02nd, 2015 14:42:41

“Sympathy with the devil”

December 16th, 2014 by Vader

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December 16th, 2014 12:23:07

American Atheists campaign

December 01st, 2014 by Vader

Bringing cheer to the Christmas season in the Bible Belt.

Apparently the little girl is too old for “fairy tales” about God … but not too old to be writing Santa to complain about it.

There’s a metaphor there. And not one, I think, that the American Atheists intended.

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December 01st, 2014 22:34:15

Chapel worship and temple worship

November 23rd, 2014 by Vader

It has been a little over thirty years since I received my endowment at the temple.

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November 23rd, 2014 16:35:50

The power to tax

November 19th, 2014 by Vader

Is the power to corrupt.

See, this is one reason why, if we must have an income tax, it should be a flat tax.

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November 19th, 2014 13:02:32

Mea culpa

November 03rd, 2014 by Vader

Theological refinement is the kind of progress that results in organizational bankruptcy

Doctrine often seems to become accommodated and secularized whenever it is delivered into the control of intellectuals

 

— Thus Finke and Stark, via Ivan W. at Millenial Star

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November 03rd, 2014 15:02:39

“And they are far too busy being original to discover that they are not.”

July 30th, 2014 by Vader

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July 30th, 2014 15:00:58

Rising to the challenge

July 27th, 2014 by Vader

[Regular readers know I try to derive sophomoric humor from taking on the character of a lumbering seven-foot-tall asthmatic-villain-American who dresses in black plastic armor and has medical issues. (more…)

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July 27th, 2014 18:45:10

Satan is a liberal.

June 27th, 2014 by Bookslinger

Thus Matt Walsh.

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June 27th, 2014 06:29:42