In 1896 a man by the name of John Denham Parsons wrote a book on the history of the cross. Since he had been a young man several questions regarding the cross had puzzled him and when he was older he determined to try and and answer them for himself.
The first of those questions was why John the Baptist, who was beheaded before Jesus was executed, and so far as we are told never had anything to do with a cross, is represented in religious pictures as holding a cross.
Added by Crystal Shard on November 12, 2008 at 8:30am —
I have gotten a few bulletins on MySpace of something that's floating around.
It's more smoke bombs thrown up since we are at the end of the election.
I tried to clean up the spacing, but I wanted to maintain it's "integrity."
Body: Might want to dust off the old BIBLE first!!
This will make you re-think: A Trivia question in Sunday School:
How long is "the beast" allowed to have authority in Revelations?
Revelations Chapter 13 tells us… Continue
Added by Daley on November 3, 2008 at 5:40pm —
Yes, I live in south Georgia.
Yes, there are plenty of uneducated church folk around here.
Yes, this is completely ridiculous...but it's like a car crash....you… Continue
Added by Daley on November 3, 2008 at 6:32am —
There is a significant subset of Christians who somehow find great comfort in products stamped with a "Christian" label. While they proclaim the rejection of "worldly ways" they often adopt them by dressing up inferior knock off products in Christian god talk language and act as if that somehow provides value and morals. They feel they get automatic points for using a PrayStation instead of PlayStation, taking Scripture Mints instead of Altoids, or starting a collection of Holy Bears instead of… Continue
Added by Russ on October 11, 2008 at 6:30am —
Or so it is revealed in the Nashville scene. Scene reporter Caleb Hannan was able to track down a former patient and confidant of Nancy's, Jennifer Wynne, who was witness and part to a cover up of Nancy's long term liaison with Lisa a "cured "lesbian who worked as a nutritionist at Mercy. It seems Nancy was smitten with this woman, buying her expensive gifts (cars and a house). The situation became so obvious that… Continue
Added by Sean the Blogonaut on October 1, 2008 at 7:07pm —
For international readers Compass is a program that examines religion, mostly in Australian society.
This weeks program focused on Christian Schooling, last weeks was on Muslim schooling in Australia.
For more information, the program website is here. You may also be able to watch the program for free over the ABC's iview… Continue
Added by Sean the Blogonaut on September 19, 2008 at 12:26am —
Humans have flawed systems of perception and attention. It is little wonder that many of the leaders in the skeptical / freethought movement are current or former magicians (e.g., James Randi, Penn Jillette & Teller, Richard Wiseman, D.J. Grothe, etc.), because magicians capitalize on the vulnerabilities of human perception and attention.
There are several examples of ways our senses can be fooled, but optical illusions are perhaps the easiest to display on the… Continue
Added by NH Baritone on September 4, 2008 at 7:12am —
Added by Enlightened Observer on July 28, 2008 at 5:37pm —
out. A very interesting article on people who have lost their faith.
Added by Sidhant on July 12, 2008 at 8:13pm —
In school today, a christian fundie guy came up to me, knowing I'm an atheist, and said "You're doing Satan's work"
I tried to laugh it off, saying I don't believe in satan (duh), he does not exist.
Then he said "You might not believe in Satan, but Satan believes in you!"
And he walked off, proud of how he had "scared" me.
Added by Sidhant on July 10, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Okay, maybe not a showdown, persay, but still awesome...
I went to Taco Bell today because I was hungry and wanted to try the new XXL Chalupa (for the record, it is fucking awesome).
Anyways, it was pretty busy. The store itself was pretty full (I was getting my food to go, though, so I wasn't looking for a seat). Luckily, there was only one guy in front of me. There was a 6-person family in front of him, but they had already started ordering when I got in line. 4 other… Continue
Added by Nathan Hevenstone on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm —