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Shake Your Mogwai Maker

There are several horror movies with Christmas themes, but Gremlins might be the only Christmas horror comedy with cute puppets. Well, maybe not, but it’s certainly the most famous. While it came out in my childhood, I didn’t watch it … Continue reading

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Oz and Uz

While L. Frank Baum claimed that he took the name “Oz” from a filing cabinet drawer, there’s some doubt as to whether this is actually true or just something he thought was more interesting than the truth, I couldn’t say. … Continue reading

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Tell My Wife I Am Trolling Atlantis

Atlantis: The Lost Empire – This 2001 Disney release seems to be largely forgotten, perhaps due partially to the lack of songs (it’s actually the third of these animated films in a row not to be a musical) and cute … Continue reading

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The Man with the Talking Ass

No, not Jim Carrey, but Balaam, a character who appears in the Biblical book of Numbers. Basically, the story has it that Balaam, who was essentially a curse-speaker for hire, was ordered by King Balak of Moab to curse the … Continue reading

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Suffering Succotash!

God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question – Why We Suffer, by Bart D. Ehrman – In this book, Ehrman addresses the big question of why, if God is all-powerful and all-loving, there’s so much … Continue reading

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Momma’s Talkin’ Loud

I haven’t looked at any Chick Tracts in a while, have I? Well, here’s a new one, called “Mean Momma.” It features a nasty woman who denies God until all three of her kids die in disturbing ways. Because that’s … Continue reading

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What the Devil?

After posts like this and this, I think it’s safe to say that I am interested in the character of the Devil. Mind you, a large part of that fascination is with how anyone could possibly believe in such a … Continue reading

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