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Not that I Want to Spoil Anyone’s Easter, But …

Not that I Want to Spoil Anyone’s Easter, But …

Christianity, conflict, critical judgment, Easter, faith, Freud, God, Hebrew Scripture, Holy Week, Lent/Ash Wednesday, Literature, parable, paradox, reflection, Scripture, Skeptic, Uncategorized, violence
… you can’t say you weren’t warned. I will only say two things at the outset in my defense: (1) being Skeptic-In-Residence, like being a member of SEAL Team 6, makes it impossible to always sing Kumbaya and  "play nice with others," founding Skeptics John the Baptist and Jesus having set the precedent by calling people, respectively, “Generation of snakes” and “Sons of your father, the Devil”; and (2) crucial parts of this column are phrased, not as declarative sentences, but as questions, i.e., as issues to be ruminated upon without necessarily being resolved … and therefore, not as diktats, but as invitations to reflection on the part of religious believers. So with that in mind … The God of the Hebrew Bible is said to have had a sporadically violent temper, so much so that var...

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

Christianity, Easter, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
April 4, 2010 Arise, Awaken, Journey open your eyes rise open your heart waken open your spirit journey Easter Reflection! At daybreak on the first day of the week  the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground.  They said to them, "Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee,  that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day." ...