Monthly Archives: December 2012

Thinking about Newtown

Beyond praying for the people of Newtown, I think. As long as the first thing we fight for is our individual freedom (to anything), we will end up astray. As long as safety is our highest goal, we will end … Continue reading

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Plundering the Egyptians

In On Christian Doctrine Augustine famously analogizes from the way the ancient Israelites “plundered” the Egyptians when they fled Egypt after the tenth plague. Israel had been tormented in slavery for at generations. God sent Moses as a deliverer, to … Continue reading

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Reality Based Religion

One of my new friends this semester is a member of the Nation of Islam. I’ve learned that they have some pretty odd beliefs. The first one I learned of was that Pluto (the ex-planet) is larger than earth. Though … Continue reading

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