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Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 31 2013

Christians I Have Known

My uncle is a Christian; that’s the label he would choose Believing in the bible, and Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News He never liked Obama, and he thinks the man should go He’s a literal creationist; the bible tells him so. My sister is a Christian; she’s the east coast liberal sort She’s a feminist …

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Jul 30 2013

In Other Words… What I said.

Hemant has a rebuttal to the recent “Why are millennials leaving church?” article on CNN. His response is longer than mine was. But none of it rhymes. Still worth reading. I guess.

Jul 30 2013

The Devil Went To Concord

The Devil went to Concord; He was there to raise some hell With Satanic clothes and music And with drugs and porn to sell He would fill young hearts with evil things Like envy, lust, and hate… He was climbing up the High School steps When something whispered, “Wait!” A mom was in the doorway, …

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Jul 30 2013

It’s Just A Bloody Cracker!

The flesh of our savior— A wafer, or host— Is a part of the Eucharist rites And a miracle happens Or so goes the boast With each of the sav(i)ory bites No longer a cracker, It’s turned into flesh (and the wine’s turned to blood, as you know) Not rotted and nasty But perfectly fresh …

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Jul 29 2013

… And In Pope News…

The pope now says He welcomes gays Which fills the throngs with hope “I have no right To pick that fight— I mean, what am I, the pope?” Headline: On Gay Priests, Pope Francis Asks, “Who Am I to Judge?” But he did say the door was closed when it came to women in the …

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Jul 28 2013

Why Millennials Are *Really* Leaving The Church

“Why are millennials leaving the church?” They asked, and they pondered and prayed But the problem, it seems, that they had with their search Is, they asked a millennial… who stayed. Over at CNN, there’s a piece by Rachel Held Evans, “Why millennials are leaving the church“. Young people are leaving the church in droves, …

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Jul 27 2013

On “No Atheists In Foxholes”

Why the hell would you get all offended? Is this something you atheists do? A colloquial phrase Said for decades, not days, And it isn’t directed at you It just means that whenever there’s trouble Human nature determines, you’ll pray Thus a foxhole will be Wholly atheist-free And that’s all that we’re meaning to say …

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Jul 27 2013

Just In Case The Christian News Network Won’t Allow My Comment…

I really don’t like it when I type a comment on a site, submit it, and it falls into a black hole. Now, it could be simply that it will be approved in due time… but just in case, this is what I said: If chaplains provide tangible benefits regarding the earthly needs of members …

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Jul 26 2013

Article VI, Section III

When they wrote the constitution The framers thought it best To make it clear An office here Needs no religious test To defend the constitution To the clause, the word, the letter The framers knew What best to do But Congress, now, knows better A chaplain serves the public trust And Congress foots the bill …

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Jul 26 2013

Concrete Thinking About Atheist Chaplains

A word can have two meanings? Why, the notion is absurd! There can only be one essence, One true meaning of a word! Ever since the time of Plato, Though the world itself is real, We have understood that meaning Is a heaven-sent ideal Since a chaplain is a chaplain Which we must admit is …

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