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Micah 6:6-8 ‘With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with tens of thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the [Read More…]

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Welcoming the stranger

Separate items, common thread: 1. “Evangelical conference preaches support of immigrants” Evangelicals are gathering at Cedarville University to talk about the importance of showing compassion to immigrants, whether they are documented or not. The evangelical Christian college in Greene County, east of Dayton, is hosting the G92 Immigration Conference, headlined by a list of high-profile [Read More…]

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‘In American history, the monsters are real’

W. Scott Poole’s Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting is just exactly that — a history of monsters in America. We’ve got a lot of them — some came to the New World as immigrants, refugees or colonists, some were dragged here in chains, some were born here or [Read More…]

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It’s still not the end of the world

Today, once again, is the day that Harold Camping says the world will end. And this time he really, really means it. Camping is not altogether wrong. For some of us, this will be true. The world will end today, Oct. 21, 2011, for tens of thousands of us — about 150,000 on average. But [Read More…]

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‘That’s her choice, that is not government’s choice’

Steve Benen notes that Herman Cain “may not know what ‘pro-life’ means” — or at least may not understand what most anti-abortion voters mean by that term. If the Republican presidential candidate doesn’t believe the government should interfere with personal decisions on “sensitive issues,” Cain may think he’s “pro-life,” but opponents of abortion rights are [Read More…]

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The Big Yanoski

“Backlash from man’s remarks making namesake miserable,” reports the Standard Speaker of Hazleton, Pa. A former Hazleton man says his life has become a nightmare after racially insensitive remarks made by another man with the same name went viral on the Internet this week. Richard Peter Yanoski Jr., 39, said he had to take down [Read More…]

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As usual, there’s an xkcd for that

Go here. Click random. Resurface hours later. [Read more…]

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More Fun with Karl and Joe

See Karl. Karl Giberson and colleague Randall J. Stephens say that the Earth is more than 10,000 years old. They say that humans and dinosaurs did not live together. They say that America’s founders were not evangelical Christians and that Christianity is not established as America’s official religion. They say that heterosexuality is not a [Read More…]

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