Tag Archives: Philosophy

The Last Laugh

November 4, 2012


God and Job Job 19:1 to 42:10 19:1 Both God and Satan remained quiet while Job and his three friends continued debating the system of justice God had provided for the Universe. Job said, “Give me a break, I’m innocent. I’ve begged God to hear my story but he’s shut me out. He has unfairly […]

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The Good, The Bad, and the Fugly

October 28, 2012


Job’s Friends Job 8:1 to 18:1 8:1 After Job’s extensive tirade about the unjust nature of humanity’s role in the battle between cosmic factions of good and evil, his number two friend had finally heard enough and entered the fray. He said “How long can you go on and on about what a good guy […]

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The Game

October 21, 2012


Testing Job Job 1:1 to 6:4 1:1 Once upon a time there was a rich man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. He was indeed one righteous dude. He was very afraid of the Lord, which is wise, and also he hated evil. So that was essentially Job’s stand on the subject […]

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Sexism and the City

October 14, 2012

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Esther and Mordecai Esther 1:1 to 8:8 1:1 King Ahasuerus of Persia would often party with very important men. One day he and some dignitaries were drinking and the king sent for his pretty queen Vashti to be brought in and paraded around before the guys. He insisted she come in wearing something skimpy and […]

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I once was a Baptist

January 23, 2012


At a very early age I began questioning the logic of my parent’s faith. The answers weren’t what I expected. For instance, why did Jesus absolutely have to be tortured to death? Why did our sins have to be paid for and couldn’t there at least be a better way to pay? The souls of […]

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Is it Art?

January 6, 2012


But is it art? I’ve thought about that question a lot and it reminds me of another. How do you know when something is funny? Do you just know? Is it a feeling, something from inside, something hard to describe? Is it called funny simply because of how it strikes you? Sometimes I will find […]

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