A JUXTAPOSITION OF SYMBOLS: Keep Your Sacrifices Secret. And Plaster Ashes All Over Your Face.

Ash Wednesday

It’s kinda funny.  In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus warns us against doing good in order to be seen.  He gives us three examples:Almsgiving – “When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret wil … [Read more...]

Funny? Kim Kardashian Meets Christ the Redeemer

Kim Kardashian Mocks Jesus

Cristo Redentor (in English, Christ the Redeemer), the world’s largest statue, is a cultural icon:  It’s featured in the 2009 disaster film 2012, in a version of Angry Birds, in the remake of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe, in The Twilight Saga, and in Mr. Magoo.Made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, the 635-ton monument stands 2,300 feet over the city of Rio de Janeiro, atop Corcovado mountain in Brazil’s Tijuca Forest National Park.And now, it’s caught the eye of Hollywood actre … [Read more...]

An Atheist in Heaven: Eben Alexander’s Venture Into Eternity

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I adored th[e] simplicity—the absolute honesty and cleanness of science.  I respected that it left no room for fantasy or for sloppy thinking.  If a fact could be established as tangible and trustworthy, it was accepted.  If not, then it was rejected.This approach left very little room for the soul and the spirit, for the continuing existence of a personality after the brain that supported it stopped functioning.  It left even less room for those words I’d heard in church again and again:  “l … [Read more...]


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