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For many years I wrestled with the Book of Job in the Bible. It is a controversial book and many have tried to pin it down. Some of what I read I disagreed with as I thought others cut out the heart ...
by Dovie
Comment Count 46 comments on Mon Feb 23, 2015 at 02:27 PM PST with 1 Recommend
I am continually surprised by how much killing of 'other people' on this planet, is done in the name of the aggressor's Religion. It makes me wonder, again and again, have they even bothered to ...
by jamess
Comment Count 56 comments on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 01:46 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Torah reading: Leviticus chapters 14 and 15. Haftarah reading: Second Kings 7: 3-20. This week's Torah reading continues to lay out the Biblical laws regarding "leprosy": how it was diagnosed, how ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Even after I had shed the superstitions instilled in my childhood, I believed a man named Jesus once roamed the Middle East. Though not the supernatural offspring of any god, I figured he was a ...
by SecularSchoolTeacher
Comment Count 81 comments on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 09:15 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
As a half a Jew, a person with a gentile mother and Jewish father, I have always been interested in the bible and the "holy land" of Israel. At Sunday school, the teachers told us stories of the ...
by Keone Michaels
Comment Count 75 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:52 AM PST with 9 Recommends
What I read last month. Still giving a focus to the Medieval era while making time for other thins, it got interesting as I reached the Islamic Golden Age, which coincided with Europe's Dark Ages, ...
by AdmiralNaismith
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu May 02, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
What I read during the past month. This time around, I try to make sense and entertainment out of those short books of the Bible, and of some commentary by early church fathers, in keeping with my ...
by AdmiralNaismith
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
I have been a DailyKos lurker for several years, and a member for over 3; this is my first diary. I'm passionate about the political issues here, but a pet peeve of mine is that with extraordinary ...
by Rob in CT
Comment Count 265 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 02:59 PM PST with 17 Recommends
Gov. Rick Perry at The Repsonse (Leading the Convention Prayer)
by jamess
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 03:56 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Hat Tip to the Recommended Dairy sounding those "Warning Bells" of the new/old Social Movement, inundating GOP-Land:
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 03:33 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
When I was young I awaited the knight in shining armor who would grab me up and take me to the eternal kingdom of Bliss. That happened, but yet it didn't, I found out later...much later. ...
by people power granny
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 06:53 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Call me naive, but there is enough wealth in the world to support everyone. Our problem is that the wealth isn't accessible to everyone. Wikipedia tells us that there is a total of $125 ...
by people power granny
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 08:11 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Author's Note: This is a loving parody, not to be taken too seriously. I myself identify as Feminist, but I wanted to try my hand at satire. It is Friday, after all. Apologies are due to God, ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 06:46 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Just finished reading the second chapter of Karen Armstrong's new book, The Case for God . This chapter looks at the historical development of the first five books of the Bible (...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 147 comments on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 04:54 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
With so many people still out of work and depending upon unemployment benefits, I thought I might briefly explore one particularly ancient safety net program. Republicans believe that welfare in ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Aug 02, 2010 at 06:20 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Glenn has been telling his faithful listeners about whisperings only he can hear in his head saying to Get Behind Me, as in HIM. But this flies in the face of even the most ancient books of the Old ...
by leathersmith
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat May 15, 2010 at 08:40 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
By now everyone has heard about Glenn Beck's attack on the fundamentals of Christianity when he urged people to leave their churches if the church preaches "social justice." Responses to Beck ...
by Old Redneck
Comment Count 41 comments on Sat Mar 13, 2010 at 09:41 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Recently we have had a spate of Republicans who seem to have trouble with certain commandments regarding adultery and other men's wives. The most recent of these, Mark Sanford, used the story of ...
by blue aardvark
Comment Count 61 comments on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 10:20 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
I can almost hear the members of my e-congregation chorus as one: “Wait-one-gosh-darn-minute, Dr. Omed, there ain’t no gay marriage in the Bible!” Au contraire, pilgrims and seekers.
by The Reverend and Doctor Omed
Comment Count 78 comments on Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 03:36 PM PST with 37 Recommends
Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama, a senior lecturer on Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, does not understand the Constitution. This is according to Dr. James Dobson, head ...
by edg
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 07:02 PM PDT with 8 Recommends