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Ash Wednesday and the Mortality of Man

Today is Ash Wednesday. While the rest of the Western world celebrates the feast of Saint Valentine honouring his martyrdom by giving chocolates and roses, sacramental Christians across the world are in a quasi-state of mourning. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer marking the first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes (made from the palm leaves which are waved on Palm Sunday) on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence… Read More
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What the Modern Church is Missing

Let’s face it. We live in very different times, cultures and circumstances than those of the church 100, 500, 1,000 or 2,000 years ago. It takes different things to keep people of our day and age involved. Every century that passes between the preaching of the apostles and the modern era increases the gap in the ability to grasp just what it is that they were willing to lay down their lives in defense of.  No, the Gospel itself hasn’t changed, but in reality, we can’t even imagine the culture… Read More
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True National Character

There are many scales by which we generally weigh the character of a nation. Some for the better, some for the worse. And there are many measures by which nations aspire to be sized up. Many nations have a strong gross domestic product. Others own a great share of debt owed by other nations. Some have gold and diamonds. Others have a strong and stable government with relatively happy citizens. Still others are medically and technologically advanced. These are all categories that they have striven for recognition within. But to… Read More
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Understanding the Nature of “Idolatry”

The following is informative only. It is not intended to damn the practitioners of any faith, nor to prove that any practices are correct or are incorrect. Please read objectively, and do not read into what is written, read only what is written and take it at face value. What I DO encourage, is you to do your own, independent research into the matter. Learn as much as you can, and draw a well informed, logical and intelligent conclusion. Idolatry in our day and age is completely misrepresented and misunderstood.… Read More
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Autism and Religion

As most of you already know, I have high functioning autism. In some ways, this is a blessing, and in others, a curse. I see the world in black and white. There is no grey. There is no maybe. There is no “kinda sorta”. Things are, or they are not one way or the other. Logic is my guiding principle. If it makes no common sense, and has no logic, it is stupid and should be given no further thought. For this very reason, I’m often viewed as an asshole.… Read More
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