Sunday favorites

Jeremiah 29:7-9 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let the prophets and the diviners who are among [Read More…]

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We only have what we remember

From Stuff Fundies Like: “The Witness Stick” Billed as “a walking stick … specifically designed for Christians,” it comes with the colors of The Wordless Book painted on. The marketers of Witness Sticks provide a precise summary/example of the “witnessing tool” concept: Witness Sticks have been very effective just by leaning against a wall in [Read More…]

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Belated justice in Arkansas

Good news today from Jonesboro, Ark.: Three men convicted of the murder of three West Memphis boys have pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a deal with prosecutors that will have them released from prison with time already served. Damien Echols, Jesse Misskelley and Jason Baldwin have been imprisoned since being convicted in the 1993 [Read More…]

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'It's not a lie if you believe it'

So says Seinfeld’s George Costanza. But whether or not he really believed that is hard to say. It’s often hard to say whether or not the speaker really believes what they’re saying when they’re saying something that isn’t true. Yesterday we discussed a currently circulating political falsehood, trying to discern whether it was repeated as [Read More…]

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Is Rick Perry a 'sucker,' or was he just lying?

Here’s a good catch by Kevin Drum, by one of his readers in Iowa, and then by the Des Moines Register: “Rick Perry Gets Suckered by an Urban Legend.” From Kevin’s reader: I was at the Iowa State Fair today and caught Rick Perry’s speech. He started talking about this stupid new regulation that would [Read More…]

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Job Seekers Open Thread

. Job seekers: Let us know where you are and what you’re looking for. Everybody: Skim through and see if you know something, or know someone, or know someone who knows someone, who might help out one of our job seekers. For twice the fun, you might also want to check out the jobs threads [Read More…]

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Sunday favorites

Romans 12: 9-21 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs [Read More…]

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Useless inventions

Somewhere out there, the next Thomas Edison is perspiring toward some great new invention — some ingeniusly clever New Thing that will prove to be indispensably useful and will launch the next great industry, creating thousands of rewarding, decent jobs for the future. While we’re waiting for her to do that, the rest of us [Read More…]

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