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The Gay Marriage Debate

John Scalzi's journal round-up lists people who sound off on the gay marriage issue. This is an issue I haven't written too much about, but after reading a few of the excerpts, I decided it was time to throw in my own two copper coins. One of the posts by...
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The Pledge Under A Microscope

Here we go again…another legal fight is under way to remove one more religious reference from the lives of everyday Americans. An atheist is suing to have the words “Under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. Michael Newdow is the father of a third-grader who he says should not...
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Public Prayer

I'm in my 30's, but not too young to distinctly remember Prayer in school. We'd start each morning with the Pledge of Allegiance, and in the middle of the day, before marching single-file to the cafeteria, we'd say a quick prayer as we washed our hands with dampened paper towels...
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An Unforgotten Moment

Sometimes, a simple moment can stick with us and never let go. For some reason, I'm thinking this evening about one of them...an incident that happened back in 7th grade. It's something I don't think I'll ever forget. We were in English class, and the teacher, Mrs. Jennings, was at...
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More on Casual Sundays

A few posts back, I discussed the growing phenomenon called Casual Sundays, which I suggested shows a lack of respect in God's house. A fellow journal writer, whose own journal is on my list of regularly-visited sites, weighed in with an E-mail. I'll share a single paragraph from it: At...
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‘Casual’ Sundays

I passed a banner hanging across a church's parking lot advertising "Casual Sundays" the same way a restaurant might advertise shrimp being added to an all-you-can-eat buffet. Apparently, putting on a tie is too much hassle for a visit to God's house. Throwing on a t-shirt and shorts isn't. In...
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Much Ado About a Movie

I was raised a Southern Baptist, and still consider myself one. I have no doubt that God is real and that he lives within me. I've watched with great interest and amusement the furor over Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion of the Christ. I find it more than a little...
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