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Away From Armageddon

I have a movie and a miniseries to review this time. They’re not very similar, but they do both relate to religion. Constantine’s Sword – This documentary film from 2007 was based on an earlier book by former priest James … Continue reading

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Bearing Gifts We Traverse Afar

Today is Epiphany or Three Kings Day (although it might not be anymore by the time I’ve finished this post, at least not in this time zone), the celebration of the wise men bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. Well, … Continue reading

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A Real Pagan-Turner

Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity, by James J. O’Donnell – This book basically covers the switch from polytheistic religion to Christianity in the Roman Empire, largely looking at it from the point of view … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Dangerous Frog

Muppets Most Wanted – Beth and I have been watching The Muppet Show recently. She says she doesn’t like it, yet she’ll still watch every episode. She’s like Statler and Waldorf, I guess. No, she says she likes seeing the … Continue reading

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Sounds Like Arius Was on the Naughty List

I’ve written before about St. Nicholas, the fourth-century Bishop of Myra who eventually morphed into today’s Santa Claus, and whose feast day is today (well, actually yesterday at this point, thanks to the lines at Walmart). The most famous story … Continue reading

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Cole Mining

While we know that Old King Cole was a merry old soul with a love for music, whether he actually existed is a matter of some debate. There are records of a few different British rulers named Coel, dating back … Continue reading

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My Holy Father’s Dragon

An interesting story I came across recently on Shannon City involved Pope Sylvester I, a contemporary of Constantine, the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. Sylvester is tied in with the Donation of Constantine, a document that supposedly confirmed … Continue reading

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