The Pokey Finger of God

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Draw the map when you get there

January 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Draw the map when you get there · history

I had promised a review of Franz Cumont’s Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism. It is difficult for me to stop where I am with the book and make these few statements, as I desperately want to spend more time tracing out the various ideas and go about verifying his assertions. In these few lectures, Franz […]

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The Only Oasis Around

January 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Only Oasis Around · culture, intentional communities

“It hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be,” Barron said. “I really wasn’t for beer. `Course, we had the country club here and I didn’t like that either.”source Highway 87 drains out of Lubbock through Dawson County and past the happy little town of Lamesa. Like most of West Texas, Dawson County […]

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