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The Fellowship of Hell Can’t Help You Now

The History of Hell, by Alice K. Turner – Erica Olivera recommended this book to me, and I quite liked it. In a casual style, it explores the concept of Hell throughout history, in both religion and popular culture. It … Continue reading

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Hell No, We Won’t Go!

Picture by Brandon Geurts I don’t believe in an afterlife, but I can see the appeal of it, because I’m kind of afraid of no longer existing. I think it’s what’s going to happen, and I won’t care afterwards, but … Continue reading

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Hey, Let’s Do the Limbo Rock

There’s something I’ve always liked about the word “Limbo,” which has entered into popular usage as meaning a state where nothing can happen until certain conditions are met. It comes from the Latin limbus, meaning an edge or border. The … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Changes Class

I actually didn’t play Final Fantasy IV (or Final Fantasy II as we Americans called it back then) until after FF6 (then FF3), and comparatively it was somewhat primitive as far as story and characterization went. Still, it was the … Continue reading

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The Hollow Earth Catalog

One bizarre idea that pops up from time to time in fiction and conspiracy theory is that of the hollow Earth. There are several variations on this, including that there’s a smaller sphere or multiple spheres inside the larger sphere … Continue reading

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Pope Frankie Says Relax

The title for this post comes courtesy of my wife, who thought it would make a good caption for a picture of the Pope. It’s well known that Pope Francis declared that even atheists could get into Heaven, although that’s … Continue reading

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