Tag Archives: st. peter

More Names, More Fun

After I shared my last post on Dragon Quest names on Discord, Arlen Pavka replied with a list of names from the mobile and Nintendo Switch versions of DQ2, which includes a few I hadn’t previously seen. I’ve written about … Continue reading

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O Say Can You CPAC?

My original plan was for my next post to be a fun one about the Mario Brothers, but I’m going to write about something scarier than fire-breathing turtle-creatures. CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference (not to be confused with the … Continue reading

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Gladly the Chrono Cross I’d Bear

Chrono Trigger is a somewhat unusual game in that it kills off its main character. The hero, known as “Crono” because the game only allows for five-character names, is taken out by the alien parasite Lavos in the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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An Arbitrary Arbiter

I found this article on religious fundamentalism and moral relativism to be quite interesting. It’s a topic I’ve seen mentioned before, particularly when a skeptic points out an objectionable passage in the Bible and gets a reply basically saying, “It … Continue reading

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Peter, Peter, Carrot Eater

There’s actually a bit of a story behind the Easter Bunny being called Peter Cottontail, and while it might not interest you, it does me. Peter Rabbit became a household name with the stories of Beatrix Potter, who named the … Continue reading

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Simonized

There are so many games that we all know where I’ve only recently thought to wonder about their origins. We all know Simon Says, a game that’s presumably supposed to teach kids to listen carefully. I checked the Internet to … Continue reading

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Peter and the Frauds

I’ve been known to listen to conservative Christian radio ironically, which I guess makes me a hipster or something. I must say that the music on these stations was really quite tedious. I know they say the Devil has all … Continue reading

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Mission: Apostle

Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend, by Bart D. Ehrman – I quite enjoy Ehrman’s books on early Christianity, and this one is no exception. Published in 2006, it discusses the historical data … Continue reading

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Eye of the Watcher

I haven’t been playing The Sims Medieval since getting The Sims 3, but I would like to touch on one aspect of the former game, namely that of religion. For the most part, it seems that the Sims games have … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Celsus

Christianity attracted criticism from followers of other religions (and no religion) from its early days, and some of those criticisms are still in use today by heretics like me. {g} A man named Celsus was one of the better-known critics, … Continue reading

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