Tag Archives: Thoughts and Prayers

Hurricane Florence and The Will Of God

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, once again I am seeing posts all over social media about prayers — Prayers for safety, prayers for “calming the storm,” prayers that God would somehow miraculously change the course of the … Continue reading

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School Shootings and Fake Christians

I think that Christianity divorced from Reason is one of the most destructive forces on the planet.¬†And the brand of religion that makes people choose between faith and rationality has been on full display since this most recent school shooting … Continue reading

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What The Bible Says About “Thoughts & Prayers” and Gun Violence

“Suppose a brother or sister is sick and without healthcare, or living with an increasing sense that any day now, someone they love will be taken from them by some asshole with an AR-15 because of the steady drumbeat of … Continue reading

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Joel Osteen, and Our Need For A Scapegoat

I don’t particularly like Joel Osteen. I find him hugely annoying to watch, with his closed-eyed, big-toothed televangelist’s smile… But what I find way more troublesome than his face is his theology. He is a peddler of an overly-simplistic, watered-down, … Continue reading

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Alligators, Assault Rifles, and Asking God For Help

“I think the biggest thing is pray… Pray for the victims, pray for the families, pray that this never happens again.” ~ Florida Governor Rick Scott, when asked what Americans can do to help. That quote made me think of … Continue reading

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Thoughts And Prayers About The Boston Marathon Bombing

There was a bomb that went off here in Nashville too. A bomb was detonated inside of a little school called Hattie Cotton Elementary a little over 55 years ago. It went off one day after President Eisenhower signed The … Continue reading

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