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October 18, 2013 |
Cemeteries have always intrigued me, since the time as a young boy when I ran across a freshly dug grave, two teenagers at the bottom of the pit, doing the things teenagers do when they get a little privacy. Since then, I always found cemeteries a little sexy. As kids, we always romped through the nearby graveyard as respectfully as a bunch of 10-year-olds could, chasing rabbits amid the tombstones, playing hide-and-seek. Always thought the spirits probably enjoyed our company, as much as we enjoyed the Huckleberry freedoms that a leafy old cemetery can offer.
October 15, 2013 |
Most Republican members of Congress claim to believe in Jesus Christ, but their votes against the food stamp program suggest they do not share their lord and savior's love for the poor. In September, House Republicans sent a bill to the Senate that would cut $40 billion from funding for the food stamp program over the next decade. The tea party caucus, a group that is quite evangelical about its economic theories and its religion, justified the spending reduction in terms that echoed Ayn Rand more than the Gospels.
August 13, 2013 |
As a 1st Amendment matter, it's an easy call. A judge in Tennessee was engaging in a forbidden “establishment of religion” when she refused to allow a couple to name their baby Messiah. “The word 'Messiah' is a title, and it's a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is Jesus Christ,” Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew told the parents of the 7-month-old boy. The judge came up with a non-messianic alternative: “Martin DeShawn McCullough.” The only reason the judge was involved at all was that the parents couldn't agree on Messiah's last name.
August 11, 2013 |
A Tennessee woman named her baby Messiah, but she and the boy's father couldn't agree on whose last name he should bear. So they went to court. Except at a hearing in Cocke County Chancery Court on Thursday, Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew changed Messiah's first name. "The word Messiah is a title, and it's a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is Jesus Christ," the judge told WBIR-TV , a local...
July 31, 2013 |
After listening to “a series of attacks from liberal media outlets” against their religion correspondent Lauren Green for her interview with author Reza Aslan, Fox News invited Brent Bozell , president of the Media Research Center, to discuss the controversy Wednesday. He vigorously defended the Fox News correspondent. Last week, Green seemed to inadvertently paint herself into a rhetorical corner while trying to pin down Aslan on the question of his Muslim faith and his motives in writing his new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” The subsequent 10-minute video went viral , and helped propel “Zealot” up the bestseller lists.
June 17, 2013 |
He's a bird, he's a plane... He's our savior? With "Man of Steel" grossing more than $125 million since it opened on Thursday, there has been much talk about the deeper meanings behind the epic blockbuster. Those intent on looking can find similarities between Jesus and Superman, from the character's willingness to sacrifice himself for the people of Earth to the ghost vision of his father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) that provides Superman guidance when he is lost. Warner Bros. is happy for moviegoers to make that connection, so much so the studio is providing an online resource guide to pastors who want to teach the positive themes of the movie to their congregants.