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Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation: Book Review

Revelations is easily one of the most controversial books in the Bible because of it's phantasmagoric and hallucinatory imagery as well as its catastrophic end of the world scenarios. Elaine Pagels brings together a book that is a literary mess as well as Halloween childishness. Nevertheless, her research into its history is impeccable.

It is difficult to bring together a book, such as Revelations, that is at…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 17, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

NOTHING LIKE A GOOD WAR

For all their sanctimonious talk of pro-life, the Evangelical Right likes nothing better than a good war. When the bombs start falling and the bullets flying, the Christian Right becomes orgasmic at the prospect of death and destruction as many believe that war with North Korea will lead to Armageddon predicted the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 12, 2017 at 1:00pm — 21 Comments

OH HOW I WISH

Asides from the promotion of ignorance, the embrace of intolerance, the perpetuation of fantasy, the encouragement of external reliance, the insistence of basing thought on dogma rather than fact, abetting belief in ghosts, gremlins and ghouls, the blatant demotion of women and its continued history of…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 15, 2017 at 9:42am — 7 Comments

Winter Solstice offers a time to look back on the past year to acknowledge my challenges and the things I chose to do to solve those problems. This recent past year was a very hard one for me with th…

Winter Solstice offers a time to look back on the past year to acknowledge my challenges and the things I chose to do to solve those problems. This recent past year was a very hard one for me with the death of my oldest son, Cary, a victim of cancer at the young age of 53 years and one month. This loss turned out to be harder on me than I imagined. Thankfully, Craig and Laura and their families walked these dark days with me. 

After wallowing in that pain I turn my attention to the…

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Added by Joan Denoo on December 24, 2016 at 4:38pm — 6 Comments

Free Thinker Meditation - Why bother?

So far, everybody I know is human.

Which for me begs the question: What is it to be human, or what is it to live a human life?

How does our experience, due to our genes, differ from other life forms?

Do you remember the charts from 50 years ago that often put humans at the top of all life forms?

Do you like many others now find such ideas ironic, tragic, and deadly?

So other than destroying this planet, we so often say we love, what is our best potential…

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Added by Jefferson R. Davis on August 1, 2016 at 11:12pm — 8 Comments

Miracle to Reality Part 6 ( Trick of selling Gem stone )

video link -      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo2yvBrUnVg

Subrata Dey is one of the astrologers who run their business on footpaths in several places of India.Once Subrata practised astrology on a…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 4, 2015 at 6:25am — 3 Comments

Miracle to Reality part 5 (Tricks of Wicth Doctors)

   video link-       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZPjImBvTJk

It has been showed the violence related to witch hunting in our previous two articles and films "Miracle to Reality"- Part 3 and Part 4. There we…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 4, 2015 at 6:18am — 2 Comments

Miracle to Reality part 4 (Witch Hunting)

video link-   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3BXUqd_Tf4

The tribal villages in India are surrounded by Jungles. Generally they lived far away from the urban culture. We visited those place and witnessed how deplorable life they…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 4, 2015 at 6:10am — 2 Comments

Miracle to Reality Part 1 (Arrow piercing)

video link -    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzX0xIAQTa8

There are several places in India; there we see the physical torture in the name of religion, especially in…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Blood Moon Stupidity: It only proves Earth has a shadow!

Keep getting Christian NONGS, highlighting a 'Blood Moon' as having End Of Times significance.

When all a 'Blood Moon' means that light is refracted through the Earth's atmosphere producing reds and purples on the surface of the moon as the moon sits in the middle of the Earth's shadow, and as it moves out of the middle, it varies to more purplish and finally as it exits the shadow, it returns to it's silvery former glow.

When are such idiotic End Of Times fundamentalists going…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on September 28, 2015 at 3:50am — 3 Comments

J is for Jesus Fucking Christ

Jesus didn’t approve homosexuality.



Jesus Saves!



WWJD?



Jesus take the wheel.



Jesus is Lord!



Y’all need Jesus!

Then?

Jesus on stationery.

Jesus on itty bitty gold crosses dangling from your mom’s neck.

Jesus on billboards.

Jesus in…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 14, 2015 at 8:51pm — 8 Comments

It's Not The Hatfield and The McCoys...But It's Pretty Close

You know, I love mug shots where the perps have big grins on their faces. Specifically, the cat ate the canary kind of look. This week’s headlines managed to present one that couldn’t be missed, and dare I say, I think there are even twinkles in the eyes of these men. In the…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on July 2, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Godwinks or Hoodwinked?

Have you heard about Godwinks yet?



They are new in the “feel good” style media line up lately. I was introduced to these once a month motivational segments while at work the other morning when one of our clerks went on her break, tuning in to the ever popular wine drinking duo of Kathy Lee and Hoda on the Today show. This…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 20, 2015 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

Spiritual Eugenics Really Are A Thing

My eldest son and I were making the daily commute to school this past week, and we ended up on the discussion of extending human life to hundreds of years. He’d overheard a news article about slowing down the aging process, which got him thinking. Naturally, I’m somewhat against extending human…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 15, 2015 at 5:23pm — 5 Comments

No Tattoo For You!

For the last few months, I’ve been scrimping away money to restart my tattoo collecting. I currently have three altogether, all from different shops in my area, and out of the three who did the work, I decided to return to one in particular. I liked the artists that worked there, and trusted their professionalism so…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 20, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Governor Pence and the Grim Silence of the Evangelical Right

"The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living... as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — 12 Comments

The “A” Word

I have long ago grown weary of euphemisms used to blur, mislead or hide actuality. For instance, once I am dead, I died. I did not “pass on;” “go to a better place” or “transition.” I died. Although, I have a personal euphemism that I like, some people would not like hearing that I “croaked.” My thoughts about using…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 29, 2015 at 2:55pm — 10 Comments

Judas: Sinner, Saint, Or Catalyst?

I read an interesting article on CNN the other day by Craig Gross. For those who aren't familiar with Craig, he's a pastor and founder of xxxchurch.com, which helps fight porn addiction. The article he wrote was entitled "Is Judas In Hell?" , and you can read it here:…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 26, 2015 at 10:36pm — 15 Comments

Red Pill, Blue Pill, Green Pill, Fix You Up Cocktail

It was one of those little paper cups that one can put ketchup or tartar sauce in. A white little bowl of pressed edges and a crimped rim. Almost origami like. Just a shallow condiment cup that, at its bottom, held two impossibly small pills that held too many promises to believe.



Help me…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 22, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

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