The Pokey Finger of God

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Entries from December 2003

Good God Essay

December 21st, 2003 · Comments Off on Good God Essay · culture, media

Here is a good essay that does a pretty good job of untangling some of the theological issues surrounding 43’s simplified fundamentalist world view. It seems that our selected president recently said that he believed Christians and Muslims “worshipped the same God” as a means to counter accusations that the US government is anti-Muslim. Such […]

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Ho-ho, Ho

December 4th, 2003 · Comments Off on Ho-ho, Ho · culture, media, ritual

Every year around this time, you can count on more than a few self-righteous individuals to start complaining that the ‘real meaning of Christmas (TM)’ has been subverted in our rush to consumerism, hedonism, gluttony, and general frivolity. Cal Thomas penned just such a rant a few days ago. [My apologies for the link, it […]

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