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Is Saul Also Among the Prophets?

It’s pretty obvious that the Bible contains a lot of contradictions, although those who believe the whole thing to be the totally accurate Word of God tend to either ignore them or come up with convoluted workarounds. The way I … Continue reading

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Resistance Is Blasphemous

I sometimes wonder if there’s a connection between being deeply religious and following authority without question. In the most popular holy books, God does often come across as a rather cruel, petty dictator. Of course, that’s not really how it … Continue reading

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The Priest Problem

Beth and I recently watched Deliver Us From Evil, a documentary dealing with the sexual abuse scandals among Catholic clergy, and I have to say it was incredibly disturbing. It focused on Father Oliver O’Grady, who molested both boys and … Continue reading

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