Category Archives: religion

Dogs, Cats, or People — Which Are Smarter?

It’s time to bring to a close the age-old debate about whether dogs or cats — and the people who prefer one to the other — are smarter. Not because the general populace has accepted the final resolution of the issue … Continue reading

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Dystopian Fantasy

Nowadays, dystopia is the rage. Books like The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner seem written for the sole purpose of being turned into movies, with a concerted effort to engage today’s youth into the idea that life, and the future, are … Continue reading

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God Is Never on the Evening News

Some unknown,  unnamed, presumably non-existent person, long ago, said that we should never talk about sex, religion, and politics. Aside from this eliminating pretty much everything interesting worth discussing — including the weather since, with the growing mantra of “Global … Continue reading

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If We Don’t Forgive Others, Does God Ignore Us?

Too many Christians spend too much time trying to placate a God who will not be satisfied with anything they do, simply because He dislikes them so much. Despite this being an inaccurate understanding of the intimate relationship between a loving, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Is Difficult

Forgiveness. We all know we’re supposed to do it, we feel bad when we don’t, and sometimes it’s easier to just not think about it. But forgiveness is such a crucial element to Christianity — because it’s a major factor … Continue reading

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I Really Did Learn Something in Algebra Class

Like many others who struggled through algebra and its highbrow cousins in school and wondered how they would ever be useful in my life, I have successfully lived that life without advanced mathematics. Not that it was totally useless — aside from being a mind-stretching exercise … Continue reading

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Fox, Facebook, Fear and Freedom — Go For Door Number 4

Christians are some of the most fearful people I know. Well, let me rephrase that: people who call themselves Christians, judge their spirituality by church attendance, and rely upon Facebook postings and Fox News for keeping up on what’s happening … Continue reading

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Following Christ, not Human Figureheads

For no other reason than that I don’t want to be cranky and unhappy, I try to go through life not getting too exasperated by annoying issues, but the other day, I snapped. It was with extreme irritation that I … Continue reading

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Tired of Worrying — about Everything?

The story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-41 is a familiar one to many, especially women. The other day, I even ran across the term, “Martha Syndrome,” which I’m sure I have, because of a pronounced tendency (according to every … Continue reading

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When Life Hurts, and We Feel Alone

Life is hard, and it frequently hurts — whether or not we are Christians. (We eclipse that fact, you know — many Christians act as if, because they know the story of Jesus and read about Him in the Bible, … Continue reading

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