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I Have Seen the Sleeping Knights of Jesus

As I mentioned in my review, Alan Garner’s Alderley Edge fantasies incorporate a local legend about sleeping knights. The story has it that a farmer from Mobberley set out to Macclesfield to sell a horse. An old man near the … Continue reading

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Your Noose Is Gonna Break When I Am There

Frank Black and the Catholics is the first release to use this name for the backing band, although the performers are actually the same as on the previous record. I’ve heard that the name was sort of a joke on … Continue reading

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It’s in Revelations, People!

Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, by Elaine Pagels – I’ve written quite a bit on the book of Revelation, sometimes in relation to modern Christians who can’t wait for the world to end, but also … Continue reading

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Say No to Nostradamus

It’s hard to get any authentic details of the life of Nostradamus, because different sources contradict each other. Still, we know that he lived in sixteenth-century France, and his real name was Michel de Nostredame; he Latinized it in the … Continue reading

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Nature Is Satan’s Church

Beth, in her quest to watch the most disturbing movies, recently had me watch Lars von Trier’s Antichrist and Melancholia. I’m not sure I’d place either of these in the horrifically disturbing category, despite some very difficult to watch scenes … Continue reading

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Elvis and Oberon

Armageddon: The Musical, by Robert Rankin – The third Rankin book I’ve read and the fifth he wrote has yet another plot with apocalyptic themes. The intentionally and comically complicated story involves the planet Phnaargos, where the events on Earth … Continue reading

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When Allah Ends It All

What I know about Islamic eschatology indicates that their beliefs about the end of the world aren’t too different from those of most other religions. In fact, as with much of Islam, it appears that a significant portion of it … Continue reading

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