Tag Archive: history

Mar 26

Crucifixion in Vogue Again

NISUS WETTUS: Next. Crucifixion? PRISONER #1: Yes. NISUS: Good. Out of the door. Line on the left. One cross each. Next. Crucifixion? PRISONER #2: Yes. NISUS: Good. Out of the door. Line on the left. One cross each. Next. Crucifixion? MR. CHEEKY: Ah, no. Freedom. JAILER: Hmm?NISUS: What? MR. CHEEKY: Eh, freedom for me. They …

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Jul 10

H5N1: Bird Flu

Why aren’t more people concerned about bird flu? I see news stories about it from time to time, but they don’t seem to generate much buzz. This is a scary bug and the world isn’t ready to deal with it. Once upon a time, influenza was a potentially deadly disease. It came and went like …

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May 13

The Trilemma: Useless

The so-called trilemma is a popular evangelism and apologetics crutch. As Josh McDowell puts, Jesus was either a liar, a lunatic, or Lord. The originator of the idea, C.S. Lewis, put it this way in Mere Christianity: "I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: …

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Apr 05

Papal Designations

Paul McLachlan asks an interesting question: What’s in a name? Specifically, what’s in a pope’s name? It’ll be interesting to see what name the next pope chooses for himself. I’d like him to choose James. I don’t think there’s been a Pope James before. “What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he …

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Apr 05

Black Gold

I wish people would stop whining about the cost of gasoline. Instead of complaining, we should stop buying gas-guzzling SUVs and other tank-like monstrosities, use public transportation more, and put pressure on auto manufacturers to make more fuel-efficient cars. The current price spike is very different from the 70s crisis. Back then, Americans used innovation …

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