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Selective Outrage

  Man kills lion.  Millions of people on the internet are outraged.  They put down their hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and chicken tenders to express disgust at Walter Palmer, a dentist who killed a lion while on a hunting … Continue reading

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Jesus Come In Me

So, is that from a porn video or from a modern hymn?  Could be either, right?  Actually, it’s from some modern evangelical sing along / chorus. I think it’s actually “Jesus Come Into Me” as relayed from a friend who … Continue reading

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Republican primary candidates are like evangelical pastors

There are no qualifications and they will consider anybody.  When I started attending a Southern Baptist Church in Lancaster we had a pastor who was a high school dropout.  At some point he got saved and taught himself how to … Continue reading

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What I Am Not Doing Today

What I am not doing today is writing an alimony check for $700.  It started out at $1,100 per month for the first year, and it stepped down to $700 per month in the final year.  After 5 years and $54,000 … Continue reading

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Even Reformed are Irish today

It was the Reformed Oliver Cromwell who invaded Ireland and slaughtered the Irish and the priests therein.  So, imagine my dismay when I read a blog post from a Reformed website extolling St. Patrick–the patron saint of Ireland.  The blog … Continue reading

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White people are racist

Last night, thinking about the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, I was thinking of writing this post.  I was wondering how the officials in Alabama in 1965 could think it was acceptable to treat their citizens in that … Continue reading

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Origen on Future Calvinists

“Certain ones of those [Gnostic’s] who hold different opinions misuse these passages.They essentially destroy free will by introducing ruined natures incapable of salvation and by introducing others as being saved in such a way that they cannot be lost.” – … Continue reading

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What’s So Hard About Being Mick Jagger?

And he’s not happy being Mick Jagger. He’s not living a happy life. To me, that’s unacceptable. I’ve got to make him happy! [Laughs.] To me, I’ve failed if I can’t eventually get my mate to feel good about himself. … Continue reading

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Home on the Strange

I wrote this as a one-off parody in about 10 secs in 2006, and just found it now.  I tweaked the second line because it didn’t vary enough from what it was parodying. An ode to dysfunction/bi-polar/BPD Home on the … Continue reading

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Last Baptist Church

Recently, I went on a 55 mile bike ride and had lots of time to think.  Passing through these small towns, I could see signs for First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First Methodist Church, etc.  As I saw these … Continue reading

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