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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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The Salad of the Christ

Humans are naturally omnivorous, but at the same time our capacity for reason and knowledge of mortality have led to considerable debate about whether eating meat is really a good idea. There have been many religious and philosophical movements that … Continue reading

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Splitting the Adam

There are quite a few things I don’t really get about the Adam and Eve story, but one that I thought of recently involves the notion of being fruitful and multiplying. Actually, this isn’t part of the same story, but … Continue reading

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Eat Fruit, Live Forever

The idea of fruit bestowing immortality, or at least longevity, is a common one in mythology and folklore. In Norse mythology, the gods are said to eat apples that restore their youth. The fruit can’t entirely prevent them from dying, … Continue reading

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You Always Hurt the One You Love

Beth sent me a link to this post the other day, and there’s also been a lot of talk about the football player who got in trouble for hitting his kid. I can’t say I’m totally decided on whether corporal … Continue reading

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Armenia, City in the Sky

I can’t say as I know a whole lot about Armenia, but my Wikipedia e-mail for today mentioned that today is the 4505th anniversary of the traditional date of its founding. Mind you, I don’t think there’s any first-hand evidence … Continue reading

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God Said to Noah, There’s Gonna Be a Floody-Floody

You may recall that I was quite interested in seeing Darren Aronofsky’s Noah movie, but various forces conspired against me seeing it in the theater. Beth and I finally managed to see it on DVD last night, and it kind … Continue reading

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