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What I Was Then, I Still Am

Apostate Right! So here’s the thing. This term has a negative connotation, and one which has increased over the last two thousand years. The One True Faith was exactly that: faith that one is backing the ‘right’ side. It was … Continue reading

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Xenophobia: Blaming the Stranger Among Us

Where the Crawdads Sing (2022) This film is based on the 2018 coming of age book with the same title by Delia Owens. It’s not based on a true story (how could it?) and, in my opinion, it’s an allegory … Continue reading

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Are You an Eastern Orthodox or a Roman Catholic?

The Sign of the Cross Before I was a United Church of Canada preacher’s kid, and way before I became an Anglican server (in my teens), I was baptized Catholic. I even have the certificate to prove it: But I … Continue reading

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Finally, I Understand Trump’s Appeal…

That Old Time Religion Admittedly, I’d been stumped as to why people would flock to an event where Donald Trump was giving a speech. To me, it seemed nonsensical. Everyone knows he exaggerates and lies, and yet they lap it … Continue reading

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Rev. Regent Roxy: Delivering a Message?

A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Act V (Page 30) (Curtain opens with one character on stage: ROXY. He is a short, fat man with a rodund face. He is wearing a light grey suit, with a black shirt. Near where … Continue reading

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Government: By the People for the People?

Aristocracy vs Liberty Phineas Quimby was a very opinionated man. And having witnessed first-hand the American Civil War meant that he based his thinking on what he saw going on around him. Politically, he equated priests and doctors to the … Continue reading

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“You Catch More Flies with Honey than with Vinegar”

TMV: It’s the End of the World as We Know It The doomsday scenario has been with us for a very long time now, and you know what I mean: Armageddon. For as long as there have been believers in … Continue reading

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As Missionary to the Huron, He was Killed by the Iroquois

Jean de Br├ębeuf (March 25, 1593 – March 16, 1649) I do not wish to speak ill of the dead, but it seems to me that this Jesuit priest tried and failed to bring peace to the Huron and the … Continue reading

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Historical Proof that Patience is a Virtue

Vespasian (November 17, 9 AD – June 23, 79 AD) This man was never intended for Roman Imperial Glory. He came from an equestrian family, meaning that he was no better than a soldier, just like Pontius Pilate. But his … Continue reading

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Paranoia: Were Saul of Tarsus and Josephus Contemporaries?

The Devil’s in their Details Except for the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul’s letters in the New Testament, there would be no other ‘proof’ of his existence. Isn’t it interesting how awkward that makes it for anyone believing his … Continue reading

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