The Broken Strings of Wordishure (Tales of Wordishure Book

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Realistically, no males I know of (including myself) would ever make up the Christian concept of heaven. The etiquette, to use a modern phrase, of birth and rank, had drawn around her a magical circle, beyond which Sir Kenneth might indeed bow, and gaze, but within which he could no more pass, than an evoked spirit can transgress the boundaries prescribed by the rod of a powerful enchanter. Lewis was a prolific Irish writer and scholar best known for his 'Chronicles of Narnia' fantasy series and his pro-Christian texts. “I did not say to myself, 'Let us represent Jesus as he really is in our world by a lion in Narnia.' I said, 'Let us suppose that there were a land like Narnia and that the Son of God, as he became a man in our world, became a lion there, and then imagine what would happen.' ” Born on November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland, C.

Astro Nuts - VeggieTales Mission Possible Adventure Series

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There, and there only (though the deist rave, There and there only, is the power to save. It appears likely that the legend of the virgin birth was created for the purpose of attracting converts among the Romans and Greeks, who were conditioned by their pagan faiths to believe that any godlike figure must be born from something other than a normal sexual union. Before the Jesuits came, the Guaraní did not live in permanent settlements.

Mandie and the Quilt Mystery (Mandie, Book 35)

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John the Baptist in June has succeeded to a heathen Midsummer festival of water; that the festival of the Assumption of the Virgin in August has ousted the festival of Diana; that the feast of All Souls [Halloween] in November is a continuation of an old heathen feast of the dead; and that the Nativity of Christ himself was assigned to the winter solstice in December because that day was deemed the Nativity of the Sun; we can hardly be thought to be rash or unreasonable in conjecturing that the other cardinal festival of the Christian church—the solemnization of Easter—may have been in like manner, and from like motives of edification, adapted to a similar celebration of the Phyrigian god Attis at the vernal equinox…It is a remarkable coincidence…that the Christian and the heathen festivals of the divine death and resurrection should have been solemnized at the same season…It is difficult to regard the coincidence as purely accidental” (The Golden Bough, Vol.

How Much Does God Love You?

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She was bringing me awake to her difficulties and my own. The gentile world was then dominated by four great philosophies, all more or less derived from the earlier Platonism of the Greeks. ~ The Urantia Book, (121:4.1) The significance of this remarkable doing [Jesus' teaching of the 30 Roman spiritual leaders] can the better be understood when we record the fact that, out of this group of thirty-two Jesus-taught religious leaders in Rome, only two were unfruitful; the thirty became pivotal individuals in the establishment of Christianity in Rome, and certain of them also aided in turning the chief Mithraic temple into the first Christian church of that city.

Caleb's Story

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David, here are my thoughts as someone only 3 years removed from ministry and deconversion. Christianity has a history of impeding the advancement of science reaching back to the Middle Ages. But with Judas, I think they had much less raw material to work with, so they all treated it in their own way. Although Muhammad was careful not to refer to himself by name (he does so only on four occasions), see how many times the “Prophet,” the “Apostle,” and the “Messenger” are mentioned.

Truth is Always Best, or, A Fault Confessed is Half

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The tomb of Christ is empty, and His bodily resurrection from the grave is the best proved fact of all history. I impeach thee of treason.'' Several of the Syrian leaders had now come up, and Conrade--- vexation, and shame, and confusion struggling with passion in his manner and voice---exclaimed, ``What means this?---With what am I charged?---Why this base usage, and these reproachful terms?---Is this the league of concord which England renewed but so lately?'' ``Are the Princes of the Crusade turned hares or deers in the eyes of King Richard, that he should slip hounds on them?'' said the sepulchral voice of the Grand Master of the Templars. ``It must be some singular accident---some fatal mistake,'' said Philip of France, who rode up at the same moment. ``Some deceit of the Enemy,'' said the Archbishop of Tyre. ``A stratagem of the Saracens,'' cried Henry of Champagne ---``It were well to hang up the dog, and put the slave to the torture.'' ``Let no man lay hand upon them,'' said Richard, ``as he loves his own life!---Conrade, stand forth, if thou darest, and deny the accusation which this mute animal hath in his noble instinct brought against thee, of injury done to him, and foul scorn to England!'' ``I never touched the banner,'' said Conrade, hastily. ``Thy words betray thee, Conrade!'' said Richard; ``for how didst thou know, save from conscious guilt, that the question is concerning the banner?'' ``Hast thou then not kept the camp in turmoil on that and no other score?'' answered Conrade; ``and dost thou impute to a prince and an ally a crime, which, after all, was probably committed by some paltry felon for the sake of the gold thread?

The Children's Album

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He was a historical hero, faithfully attached, as is here expressed, to King Richard, and is noticed with distinction in the romance mentioned in the Introduction. The list goes on." (Ehrman, 2009, pp. 5-6) Contrary to the Bible's claims in Deuteronomy 31:24-26 and John 5:46-47, Moses (c. thirteenth century BCE) did not write Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers or Deuteronomy (Jones, 2005). Scholars have traced the roots of many of the Old Testament stories to the ancient, pagan myths of the ancient Mesopotamian cultures.

The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Baker Street Detectives)

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A late 20th-century movement within evangelical Christianity that emphasizes youth, small communities, a drive to make Christianity relevant in a postmodern world, frustration with traditional church structures, social justice, and embrace of culture. It’s what I put under the heading of “lugubrious masochism.” You walk around and you feel like you’re literally so heavy that you might fall through the crust of the earth. In particular, that will be done in connection with great causes, such as the struggle for peace and justice.

I Feel Like a Giggle (audio CD)

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Gregory the Great (Hom. 34, In Evang.) will give us a clear idea of the view of the Church's doctors on the point: We know on the authority of Scripture that there are nine orders of angels, viz., Angels, Archangels, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Dominations, Throne, Cherubim and Seraphim. Why the undertone of horror in McGrath? However, these alleged miracles occurred in Roman-occupied lands, and the Romans had spies that attended large gatherings of Jews to detect any whispers of insurrection.

Astro Nuts - VeggieTales Mission Possible Adventure Series

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Saul of Tarsus thought Jesus was a false messiah, a fake, a blasphemer. Barbaloot bear muttations...we've got that here! Having dried himself with napkins of the Indian wool, he would willingly have resumed his own coarse garments, that he might go forth to see whether the world was as much changed without as within the place of his repose. You know well, that when she has us at fault, no one can, in a civil way, lay your error before you more precisely than can my Lady Edith.---But here she comes.'' A figure, as if entering the apartment, cast upon the partition a shade, which glided along slowly until it mixed with those which already clouded it.