Category Archives: Religion

TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY

Ho! Ho! Ho! as the fat man would say. Our family formally launched the celebration of the holiday season. To accomplish this task we staged a small gathering to decorate the Christmas tree. I assumed the most difficult task in … Continue reading

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COME HOME

Allow me to expose you to a bit of Americana. Most evangelical protestants have participated in the religious experience called the altar call. After preaching about the prodigal son, the clergyman implores his congregation to come forward to the altar … Continue reading

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH “THE OCTOGENARIAN”

Listen to internet radio with vcubed on BlogTalkRadio On Saturday, May 5, 2013, I had the pleasure of interviewing “The Octogenarian” along with his long time friend, Dr. Jim Skalicky. We hope you enjoy this interview. ============================================================== By the end … Continue reading

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A SPECIAL POST BY “THE OCTOGENARIAN”

Enjoy this fascinating discussion with “The Octogenarian” amongst friends:

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GOD IS LOVE?

A dear family friend works as a public defender. At times she shares anecdotes about the people she has to represent. Many appear to be miscreants who wreak much havoc upon the social order. At times I jokingly state that … Continue reading

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BLITHE SPIRIT OF MYTH

“Hail to thee blithe spirit, bird thou never wert”. Thus begins an ode to a nightingale. But what does the poet have in mind? He writes a paeon to a bird and then states that the feathered creature never was … Continue reading

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NO TOOTH FAIRY?

Saint Paul wrote, “When I was a child I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man I put away childish things.” This suggests that adulthood involves giving … Continue reading

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A GADFLY

The western world was fashioned by the confluence of two great streams of thinking. Our laws and governmental structures have their roots in the Lex Romana. The moral and religious beliefs we hold arose from Jewish writings and commandments. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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WHAT NEEDLESS PAIN WE BEAR

The Greco-Roman Gods embraced values and behavior which were the antithesis of Christian conduct. By our standards they were lusty, intemperate, immoral, deceptive and capricious. In many ways they portrayed the best and the worse of human behavior. Above all, … Continue reading

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TIS THE SEASON

Yesterday evening we gathered to decorate the Christmas tree. This annual happening is restricted to our family and few close friends. Tired children tend to become hyperactive and in a state of perpetual motion. With much noise and banter they … Continue reading

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