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Brits: religion causes more harm than good.

Brits: religion causes more harm than good.

| December 25, 2006 | Reply

You can read about it here. An excerpt from the article: More people in Britain think religion causes harm than believe it does good, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today. It shows that an overwhelming majority see religion as a cause of division and tension – greatly outnumbering the smaller majority who also believe […]

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Christmas Displays

Christmas Displays

| December 25, 2006 | 1 Reply

We’re right in the middle of massively expensive Christmas displays. No, not just the light displays. I’m referring to the numerous expenditures of time, energy and money that, because they are expensive, serve as reliable messages to others that we are interested in bonding with them . . . or not. Christmas is as good […]

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How Angels Can Fly

How Angels Can Fly

| December 23, 2006 | 2 Replies

As regular readers know, I take an interest not only in science, but in the evolution of science. Back before Newton proposed the bold theory that the force holding us to the ground was the same thing that guided the heavenly bodies, everyone knew that the grave matter of original sin was what kept man […]

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How to make a scale model of the solar system

How to make a scale model of the solar system

| December 23, 2006 | 1 Reply

“Build a Solar System” is a great site for helping to visualize the size of the solar System and (as the author writes) the “REAL definition of ‘space.’” You start by filling in the size of your sun (in inches or mm).   The site then calculates the relative sizes and distances of the various planets.  As helpful […]

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Secret memo revealed: God’s own instructions for deciding who gets into heaven

Secret memo revealed: God’s own instructions for deciding who gets into heaven

| December 22, 2006 | 11 Replies

I can’t reveal how I obtained a copy of the dramatic memo re-printed below.  It is important reading for anyone who might someday die.  It is a rare candid glimpse into the mind of the Creator of the Universe. To: Heaven Admission Screeners From: God Date: December 23, 2006 Re: Criteria for Admittance to Heaven […]

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Who are the actors who do the voices for the Simpsons?

Who are the actors who do the voices for the Simpsons?

| December 21, 2006 | Reply

Here is a short video of two of the actors doing about ten of the voices (on the Conan O’Brien Show). I hadn’t before seen their faces. Some good laughs to be had here.

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I am grateful that squirrels are not carnivorous animals that prey on humans

I am grateful that squirrels are not carnivorous animals that prey on humans

| December 21, 2006 | 9 Replies

This important thought occurred to me today as I walked safely through a park.  How different things would be if packs of squirrels suddenly attacked people and devoured them?  What if squirrels (rodents of the family Sciuridae) attacked humans with such vigor that they were known as the “piranhas of the woods?”  A stroll in the park […]

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Another surprising church sign

Another surprising church sign

| December 21, 2006 | 1 Reply

I wouldn’t have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes:        I guess we are making a few converts out there.

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Refreshingly honest church sign

Refreshingly honest church sign

| December 21, 2006 | 7 Replies

I can’t believe a church would have such an outrageous sign.    At least the message is refreshingly honest.  But I just can’t believe that a church would really put this sort of message on its sign. 

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