Category Archives: Contrasts

CHILD SACRIFICE

If you need good luck, why not sacrifice a child to appease the god? Regarding the practice of child sacrifice in many African countries — doesn’t Christianity promote this false idea that there is a god or spirit that must … Continue reading

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STILL SERVING COMPLEMENTARIAN PIE

With regard to Pope’s naming of new cardinals:  Still no female cardinal. Wouldn’t it be so refreshing if even one of the men being honored by being elevated to cardinal refused the honor saying, “I will not accept such an … Continue reading

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WORD OF GOD IN SIRACH

The author of John 1 seems to be saying that Jesus of Nazareth is the “Word” who is God. The writers of the New Testament knew perhaps of the Book of Sirach, aka Ecclesiasticus, “The word of God on high … Continue reading

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NICENE CREED IN FRANCE

Why is it that US Catholics are required to say made-up things like “consubstantial” and “was incarnate” when saying the Nicene Creed, but the French are allowed to speak actual French instead? While Americans say, “consubstantial with the Father,” the … Continue reading

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HOW TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT

    The most efficient way to exclude people from a Church is to come up with a set of dogmas that thinking people may rightfully question; for example:   >>> The pope is infallible.   >>> Women are second … Continue reading

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EQUALITY WITH GOD

  Can Jesus be equal to God?    Continuum of comparable qualities   An interesting and puzzling passage is Philippians 2:5-6, often translated to mean that Jesus was God’s equal, “Let the same mind be in you that was in … Continue reading

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APPEARANCE TO 500 BELIEVERS

A little known fact I’ll say, because I don’t recall anyone ever mentioning it during my long years of indoctrination, nor do I recall this ever being mentioned in any sermon: After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to more than 500 … Continue reading

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