The other night Kid2 wanted to read the story of Noah's Ark. We have an older children's copy probably first published sometime in the 70s. It was my husbands when he was a child, and as great flood stories are common in many cultures, I figured why not. I did my best to read in a … Continue reading a rainbow does not make up for the annihilation of mankind
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what their itching ears want to hear – new wine-old bottles, Mary Baker Eddy & Luke 5:36-39
Back in May, when I wrote about Ms. Eddy and alcohol, I came across a parable that was largely overlooked by my Sunday School teachers, it comes from Luke 5:36-39 and it talks about wine. "And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if … Continue reading what their itching ears want to hear – new wine-old bottles, Mary Baker Eddy & Luke 5:36-39
What I’ve been reading: Cold Case Christian Science
A Brief Overview of the Christian Science Worldview via Cold Case Christianity http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/a-brief-overview-of-the-christian-science-worldview/ 13 Important Questions for the Christian Science Worldview via Cold Case Christianity http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/13-important-questions-for-the-christian-science-worldview/
what I’ve been watching: Coersion for Christ
Kidnapped For Christ Official Trailer the NYTimes piece The Kids Aren’t All Right, and Neither Is the School ‘Kidnapped for Christ’ Investigates a Boarding School via Awkward Moments Children's Bible CHILD COERCION IN PROGRESS via Stop Religious Child Abuse https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=754250287950673
Hey, Christians. Feeling Persecuted? Don’t Be Evil!
Some light reading for your weekend.
In the debris of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Atlanta Banana published a satirical news report: Little Caesar’s Pizza had been granted the religious freedom to feed Christian employees to lions.
Never mind that the trope of Christians getting fed to lions may have been made up by early Christians themselves; the Little Caesar story was almost inevitable. Faced with a barrage of conscience claims, frustrated secularists are wondering whether there’s any limit to the privileges some people will claim in the name of “religious freedom” or any limit to the exemptions and entitlements they will be granted by co-religionists in positions of power.
Turning frustration into humor is a time honored tradition, but serious Bible believers are unlikely to find the Little Caesar’s story funny. The notion of martyrdom as the apogee of faith is as old as the Catholic Church. To quote Christian History for Everyman…
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I came across this in a collection of essays entitled The Truth about Jesus : Is He a Myth? compiled by M. M. Mangasarian, I found it again, online at http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net. I am reminded of the opening of Lord of the Rings (the movie): much that once was is now lost, for none now live … Continue reading A Parable
look at all my trials & tribulations, sinking in a gentle pool of wine
(1) It surprises some of my fellow former-Christian Scientists that while I have left the Mother Church, and no longer follow (or believe) in the teachings of Ms. Eddy, I continue to refrain from imbibing alcohol. I don't drink wine, beer, or cocktails. I don't enjoy vodka, tequila, or spirits. I've had a few sips … Continue reading look at all my trials & tribulations, sinking in a gentle pool of wine
what I’ve been reading: Science & Plague Puppets
Mary Baker Eddy on Electricity (and as a pdf) via the Mary Baker Eddy Science Institute RationalWiki's views on Christian Science There must not be many Christian Scientists in Croatia, Croatian Court Upholds Vaccine Mandate via IFLScience too awesome not to share: Judaic Plush Passover Finger Puppet via the Awkward Moments Children's Bible facebook page … Continue reading what I’ve been reading: Science & Plague Puppets
Everything’s New: new former-Christian Science blog
There is a new former-Christian Science blog on the block: Everything's New at http://everythingsnew.net The introductory post on March 9, 2014 explains There are times in your life when you need to branch out in a new direction. This is one of them for me. I retired from computer programming and web development last August; … Continue reading Everything’s New: new former-Christian Science blog
keeping the “fun” in “dysFUNctional” this holiday season
The holiday season can be trying, so in the spirit of keeping the "fun" back in "dysfunctional" I'm sharing a few things which are making my days a little brighter and more merry (other than the pint of gelato in the freezer and bottles of cheer chilling in the garage). Also, this post kicks off … Continue reading keeping the “fun” in “dysFUNctional” this holiday season