Selections from a recent Facebook conversation. Names have been changed to protect the innocent, the willfully ignorant, the woefully beguiled, and the morally repugnant (see fundie #5). Due to the branching nature of such conversations on social media, this is stitched together from various, sometimes parallel/simultaneous narratives and is therefore only a linear approximation of a non-linear medium. Grammar and spelling have been only rarely altered so as to preserve the intellectual intensity and profundity (and inanity) of the comments … [more]
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May 28 2018
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May 20 2018
In 1964, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously refused to define obscenity. Instead, he responded with these words: “But I know it when I see it…” A few Sundays back, in a front-page story in this newspaper, we all saw it and we all know it. American politics has become an obscenity.
Seems that a first-term “representative” of the Arkansas Fourth Congressional District – one of our public “servants” – has raised more than two million dollars to … [more]
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May 12 2018
Sometime in the mid-1930s, when my dad was about 12, a Ford Tri-Motor (aka “The Tin Goose”) flew onto a cow pasture just outside of Holdenville, Oklahoma. For the next several days, for the mere price of a bread wrapper and fifty cents, a person could buy a short flight. Bereft of even a half-dollar in those Depression days, my father spent every afternoon and evening at that pasture, watching as the airplane took off and landed.
On the last … [more]
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Mar 22 2018
For letter writers beseeching the Almighty to please hurry up and make Mike Nunn pray the sinner’s prayer or walk the Roman Road, or whatever the latest trick is for getting past St. Peter and the Pearly Gates, take a break from your earnest lamentations and look around. Notice all those empty pews? Brothers and sisters, the salvation of Mr. Nunn is hardly Christendom’s biggest problem. Your more immediate concern should be that your fellow saints are fleeing … [more]
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Feb 21 2018
America is awash in an eschatological frenzy of flummery. So when news about Mueller’s investigation of our pouty POTUS’s son-in-law began focusing on shenanigans surrounding foreign financing of his building in New York City, my end-times spider sense began to tingle!
People, you cannot make this stuff up. The address of that building is 666 Fifth Avenue. For all you nimble numerologists and prognosticating prophets, does the number 666 sound familiar? Ever curious, I went to Lord Google … [more]
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Jan 28 2018
Sentinel Record Letter to the Editor, Sunday, January 28, 2018
This is my response to the Muslim, Mahmoud El-Yousseph’s letter (Sunday, Jan. 21) which was highly critical of Jan Morgan, owner of the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range. Mrs. Morgan has declared her business a “Muslim free zone,” which made the national news in 2014.
Mr. El-Yousseph called this a cheap publicity stunt to help her to get more support for her running … [more]
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Dec 21 2017
A wonderful time of year
Monsieur d’Nalgar: Mr. Lindholm informed me of several corrections that are now reflected herein. These corrections were made via social media after the letter was published in the Sentinel Record… The comments that follow were also harvested from social media. Vendredi 22 décembre 2017 à l’ère commune. Joyeux Noël à tous!
It’s a wonderful time of the year.
The world is captivated by the story of the birth of Jesus. It is a … [more]
Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2017/12/21/believing-like-jesus/