The Truth About About Santa Claus

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Despite its name, liberal Christianity has always been thoroughly protean. C.: McFarland, c1998. "Science fiction in film, television and radio." And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.” But times have changed. Fitzgerald is an atheist speaker and writer, popular with secular students and community groups. But, even with these obvious mistakes the book sold very well.

Amon's Adventure: A Family Story for Easter

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In a few passages the Latin version is misleading, the word angelus being used where nuntius would have better expressed the meaning, e.g. But, besides these distinguished pavilions, there were what Thomas de Vaux considered as a portentous number of the ordinary black tents of the Arabs, being sufficient, as he conceived, to accommodate, according to the Eastern fashion, a host of five thousand men. It's better to read, but also a great listen. After Beowulf's declaration of revenge, King Hrothgar lifts his hands to heaven and thanks The Almighty for Beowulf's words (Chin).

Stories to Grow By: The Suspicious Stranger

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Not joining a church, not religion, not baptism, not good works, not sacraments — but trusted Jesus Christ and Him alone, as your Savior. Again, with the mindset that the author is a “people’s writer” he is taking aspects of folk culture and instead of evaluating them against the modern standard of reason, he gives them equal value and by doing so, validates them. Theodosius made Christianity the official religion of empire in 380, although perhaps less than half the population of the empire was Christian.

Saint Francis of Assisi

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The most terrifying scene in Rilke’s Malte Laurids Brigge is the one in which Malte, as a boy, starts putting on party masks from a trunk in his family’s attic, one after another, until finally one of them takes control of him. The pagan members of Muhammad's tribe, the Quraysh, were pleased; they prostrated themselves before their gods as the Muslims were prostrating themselves before Allah, and went out saying, "Muhammad has spoken of our god in splendid fashion." What have we learned from this false thing called "revealed religion"?

The Berenstain Bears: Let the Bible Be Your Guide

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Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, cast out demons and preached the gospel to the poor, which He cited as evidence of the Messiah’s ministry. The Mystery of Isaiah 9:10: A Direct Link between Israel and America? Among the Gentile congregations, the Apostles sent by Jesus enjoyed supreme authority. Additionally, in 2005, a big-screen adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe hit movie theaters, starring Tilda Swinton as the witch Jadis and Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan.

A Christmas Prayer

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We now see why the divine mandate was given to parents, not government, to properly instruct children. Again, reading from the Mishna, we learn, “A criminal case resulting in the acquittal of the accused may terminate the same day on which the trial began. What is more, Judaism teaches there is but one god, as well as angels, demons, and other supernatural forces at work in the world - all beliefs shared by Christians and Muslims. And then the characters come into being to make that story happen.

Elsie's Paper Doll Collection (Life of Faith, A: Elsie

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The Guaraní, led by dissident Jesuits, refused to abide by the order and rose in a short lived rebellion. Religion, and its currently code-named surrogate spirituality, have had it easier in American literary culture than has God. Rowling’s unprecedentedly successful seven-volume series of fantasy novels, the first five of which have been made into blockbuster movies. Through them, she was not merely reconciled passively to her fate, but claimed the power to define the meaning of her own death.

Mama, I Want to See God

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A king's son, though with the bar sinister on his shield, is at least a match for this marmozet of a Marquis.'' ``Princes and nobles,'' said Conrade, ``I will not accept of King Richard's defiance. David Szalay’s novel is bracingly unsentimental about male desire and male failure. The Hebrew Bible has 39 books, written over a long period of time, and is the literary archive of the ancient nation of Israel. All attempts to recover him turn out to be just modern remythologizings of Jesus.

Can Rice Grow In Oklahoma?: The Sunflower Quartet Series

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In The Rescuer, by Arthur Porges, future scientists destroy a three-billion dollar time-travel project because a religious fanatic had taken over the machine, heading for Golgotha with a rifle and five thousand rounds in an attempt to save Jesus and the affair must be kept from the public, since some might identify with "The Rescuer" In There Will Be Time, by Poul Anderson, a young twentieth-century American (who has discovered that he has the ability to travel through time without any need of a machine) reasons that there must be others like him and that Jerusalem at the time of the crucifixion is a good place to try locating them, goes there and walks through the street singing the Greek mass (which is meaningless to people of the time), but get himself located by agents of a time-travel policing organization, who take him to their headquarters in the far future—without getting to see Jesus at all In the TimeWars series by Simon Hawke, set in 2461, Cardinal Lodovico Consorti proposes to use the recently discovered time-travel technology to obtain empirical proof that Christ indeed rose from the dead after being crucified, causing the Catholic Church to excommunicate him (the Church hierarchy preferring to continue relying on faith alone and not seeking factual confirmation) Times Without Number, by John Brunner, depicts an alternate reality in which the Spanish Armada had conquered England; and when time travel is discovered—controlled by the Catholic Church—it is decreed that every new pope would be privileged to travel to Palestine in the time of Christ's ministry, while everyone else is strictly forbidden to go there In The Traveller, by Richard Matheson, a confirmed skeptic is chosen to be the first to travel in time to see the crucifixion (in a kind of traveling cage which makes him invisible to the people of the past) and he witnesses the actual event, causing him to feel empathy for Jesus; and is hauled back to the present after attempting to save him; and, although he had seen no miracles, he is a changed man, having seen "a man giving up his life for the things he believed" and stating, "that should be miracle enough for everybody" In Robert Silverberg 's Up the Line, featuring a company organizing tours into the past, a character notes that "the crowd at the Sermon on the Mount grows bigger and bigger, every time I go there again" Philip Jose Farmer 's 1979 novel Jesus on Mars has terran marsnauts discover a civilization on Mars composed of the technologically superior Krsh and a population of human beings descended from people picked up from earth centuries before.

God Knows All about Me

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In the large body of fictional works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the concepts of time and history are incredibly important. When we turn to Exodus 33, where God is angry with His people for worshipping the golden calf, it is hard not to feel that it is God Himself who has hitherto been their guide, but who now refuses to accompany them any longer. Read the Koran and test this for yourself. His message of peace and reconciliation under almost all circumstances is simply incompatible with Christian teachings as I interpret them.