Category Archives: Historical Personages

I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said

One topic that comes up fairly enough is that of quotations that everyone knows, but are wrong in some way. They might be misattributed, or they might be somewhat off. The other day, Beth was reading a Cracked article recently … Continue reading

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A Kiss Before Crucifying

The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed, by Bart D. Ehrman – This author is one of my favorite writers on early Christianity, and here he looks primarily at this gospel, which was apparently … Continue reading

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Now Tell Me, Who’s This Paul?

It’s difficult to find a more influential person in the history of Christianity than Paul. There wouldn’t be such a thing as Christianity without Jesus, but it’s doubtful whether anyone would know about Jesus if it weren’t for Paul. Originally … Continue reading

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H.C. Andersen 360

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, annotated by Maria Tatar – This book, with notes by the same person who did The Annotated Brothers Grimm, was a gift from Tavie. I’d read some of Andersen’s stories before, but many of them … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to See Your Moony Moony Face

When thinking of religious movements to address, I realized that I don’t know a whole lot about the Unification Church, better known as “Moonies” after its founder, Ban Ki-Moon. No, wait. That’s the Secretary-General of the United Nations. I’m thinking … Continue reading

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Swords So Leisured

While the Final Fantasy games each have their own worlds and storylines, there are some common elements throughout the series, including the names of certain items. I believe every game in the series so far has a sword called the … Continue reading

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Men Made for the Sabbath

I’ve already written about the beginnings of William Miller’s Adventism, but I haven’t yet said anything about its offshoots. The most famous is the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, primarily known for observing the Sabbath on Saturday instead of Sunday. In a … Continue reading

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