The Pokey Finger of God

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Entries from February 2004

The Passion of Fools

February 25th, 2004 · Comments Off on The Passion of Fools · culture, media

With the release of Gibson’s The Passion of Christ, the reactions have largely fallen into two camps — both of which illustrate the lack of historical and theological understanding that Christians have of their faith. The True Believers say that the shocking illustration of violence against their savior reinforced for them the magnitude of sacrifice […]

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Pleasure and Responsibility

February 21st, 2004 · Comments Off on Pleasure and Responsibility · culture, media

Recently, the San Marcos school district announced their intention to begin drug testing for all students participating in extracurricular activities. The stated purpose was to force kids to choose between drugs and sports (or chess club, choir, or whatever). The coach of the football team, who was the one who initiated the new plan, said […]

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