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  1. Modalism: “And some of these assent to the heresy of the Noetians, and affirm that the Father himself is the Son, and that this (one) came under generation, and suffering, and death.”
  2. Bumping this to recommend Gombrich, A Little History of the World. The book is a broad overview of world history written for children. It’s been my kid’s bedtime reading/story time — one chapter a night. The writing is accessible for young kids but engaging for me and everyone learns something.
  3. I spent years volunteering with an addiction recovery ministry. The hurt back/prescribed pain meds/shopping doctors/lost family/life out of control progression was very common. You start out following doctor’s orders and the next thing you know, you’ve lost everything. Sometimes, the only difference between me and a junkie is circumstances.
  4. Setting aside any concerns for the homeless and only thinking about the librarians, which scenario is a worse day for a beleaguered librarian: 1. a homeless person OD’d and died in the romance section and interrupted the childrens craft day. 2. a homeless person OD’d and was saved by a heroic librarian during the now interrupted reptile demonstration. Given a choice between someone dying at my work or me saving them, I’m anti body bag.
  5. Not if we drop another 6 runs before the next storm comes through and ends the night.
  6. I didn’t watch last night because it was father-son time and I don’t want to subject him to that kind of conservative degeneracy yet. How much footage of Trump speaking is there? I’ve actively avoided hearing that demonically possessed evangelical whisperer since that day and life is better for it. Maybe vid-angel has a trump filter.
  7. January 6th was a dark and sobering day. No sane person saw those events and reveled in the ability to dunk on a political opponent. If a conservative politician were to be killed — even one of the most odious ones — that would be a dark day, not one for dunking on political opponents. Rising violence is bad and made worse by easy access to guns; the nihilism that permeates the OP poses a different sort of risk, but it’s still bad. If your news sources are turning your brain to mush so that every event becomes another chance to dunk on the other side, fix your news sources and fix your brain.
  8. The only reason I clicked on the thread was to find out if Boosie is a now ex-father or ex-grandfather. I’m not clicking a TMZ link out of Kardashian phobia, so I guess it will remain a mystery.
  9. Charlie Brown satirized the boomer mentality when Sally said: All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share. Boomers grew up telling themselves tall tales about how special their generation was and they never stopped telling themselves this. They never grew up. Now faced with death and the smallness of their self-proclaimed special generation, there is a real conflict with the narcissism that is inherent to their identity. And now they rage. Some of what we see in Texas and around the country looks like this rage. Our representatives are terrible because we’re terrible and value being terrible.
  10. Not surprising to me. Them Duke boys weren’t allowed to possess guns, but they always seemed to have plenty of arrows and dynamite at the ready.
  11. Not true. He registered for the draft but was classified 4-F. I've also heard the bullshit story several times that he was a Marine sniper with hundreds of confirmed kills and that his children's show was his way of coping with PTSD. Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister and possibly the greatest preacher of the Gospel in the 20th century. His show displayed more courage and strength than anyone wearing a pro anger tee shirt could possibly fathom. The pro-anger crowd needs to consider what they do with the mad that they feel.
  12. Let’s turn this blasphemy and idolatry into something a bit more redeemed or a least self-aware of its irony with a few potential captions: Isaiah 2:4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Jonah 2:8 Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love. 1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Leviticus 19:4 Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves any gods of cast metal: I am the Lord your God. Matthew 26:52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Matthew 5:38-39 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
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