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The UCSB Shooter: Pride, Envy, Lust, and Wrath

It wasn’t mental illness that drove this young man to murder… it was Pride, Envy, Lust, and Wrath, which are four of the Seven Deadly Sins…. Continue reading

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The danger of suicide lies in logic, not in imagination

“Martin Manley hated waking up early, but on his 60th birthday he did — or more likely, never went to sleep the night before.

“At 5 a.m. he entered a police station parking lot in a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas, walked to a spot beneath a tree on its far south end and pulled out his phone.

“He dialed 911.

“He said this:

“I want to report a suicide at the south end of the parking lot of the Overland Park Police Station at 123rd and Metcalf.”

“Then, the blogger and former sports reporter for the Kansas City Star pulled out his Saturday Night Special, a .380 pistol, and shot himself in the head… Continue reading

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Hate, anger, revenge and the Christian counter-culture of love, compassion, and forgiveness

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading

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The seven deadly sins

The Contrary Virtues were derived from the Psychomachia (“Battle for the Soul”), an epic poem written by Prudentius (c. 410). Practicing these virtues is alledged to protect one against temptation toward the Seven Deadly Sins: humility against pride, kindness against envy, abstinence against gluttony, chastity against lust, patience against anger, liberality against greed, and diligence against sloth. Continue reading

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“The gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction”

Millions of people who believe they are following Christ went to church today. The vast majority of these peoples are concerned with the cares of this world, because they have not renounced these in order to follow and to be a disciple of Christ… Continue reading

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A liar and a murderer from the beginning

As much as I appreciate it, and enjoy going there from time to time, because it is peaceful and relaxing, between the bad Bible mistranslations, sacrilegious Patriot Bibles, piss poor theology books, and Made in China (by Christian slave labor) Jesus junk, I could, at times, turn over the tables… Continue reading

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The BSA, LGBT, and haters who hate “haters”

Are the Boy Scouts of America doing something ugly by striving to live upright moral lives? Or are they doing something beautiful? Dennis thinks ugly, and I think beautiful. Dennis has allowed hatred to poison his soul, and to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful; he has confused the true with the false and the false with the true, and he labels others, such as myself, as “haters” although it is he who is hateful instead. Continue reading

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