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“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

Brief History and Analysis of Mormonism.

March 22nd, 2014 by Bookslinger

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March 22nd, 2014 10:02:56

Aquila non capit muscas

March 04th, 2014 by Jeeves

The Latin phrase does not actually translate as anything close to the idiomatic American phrase “Quit making mountains out of molehills”. However, that is a plausible rendering of the sense of the phrase. My pleasure, sir.

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March 04th, 2014 09:48:43

Dysfunction à l’Anglais

February 22nd, 2014 by Vader

With echoes of Thomas Hobbes.     (more…)

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February 22nd, 2014 12:45:02

My kind of sacred art

February 01st, 2014 by Vader

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February 01st, 2014 18:24:52

Nicene Creed: deliberately ambiguous and non-understandable.

January 12th, 2014 by Bookslinger

And how Joseph Smith resolved the need for un-understandable ambiguiity by throwing out the philosophical metaphysics at the core of classical Christianity. An analysis by Bruce Charlton.

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January 12th, 2014 09:08:24

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for

January 04th, 2014 by Vader

Th evidence of things not seen.

Including the subjective experience of consciousness, it would seem.

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January 04th, 2014 16:47:05

Noah knew Abram. Shem knew Jacob.

January 04th, 2014 by Bookslinger

At least they were alive at the same time. The year numbering system assumes Adam was “born” in year 0. See previous table for calculatng the years from Adam through Noah. From Genesis:

Year
Born
Name Age
had son  
Age at  
death  
Year
died
Ref.
1056 Noah 500 950 2006
1556 Shem 100 600 2156 Genesis 11:11
1654 flood Genesis 11:10
1656 Arphaxad   35 438 2094
1691 Salah 30 433 2124
1721 Eber 34 464 2185
1755 Peleg 30 239 1994
1785 Reu 32 239 2024
1817 Serug 30 230 2047
1847 Nahor 29 148 1995
1876 Terah 70 205 2081
1946 Abram 100 175 2121 Genesis 21:5 ; 25:7
2046 Isaac 60 180 2226 Genesis 25:26 ; 35:28
2106 Jacob 147 2253 Genesis 47:28

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January 04th, 2014 11:35:34