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Origins of the New Testament

A presentation by Matt Deming to the Unitarian-Universalists Congregation of Charleston, West Virginia on November 22, 2015 Origins of the New Testament In this talk, when I say “The Church”, or “The Early Church” it means the Roman Catholic Church … Continue reading

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THEOCRATIC INTIMATIONS by Perry Mann

Written after Obama won the presidency. THEOCRATIC INTIMATIONS December 1, 2008 “Your political party affiliation does not concern me. Your responsibility to God and government does. The opportunity presented to you as a citizen of Heaven first, and of this … Continue reading

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THE FAR-RIGHT’S RELATIVISM by Perry Mann

THE FAR-RIGHT’S RELATIVISM The Far-Right talks absolutes. It believes that every word in the Bible is the word of God and thus is inerrant. It also believes that Jesus is the Son of God and of the same substance as … Continue reading

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CONSPICUOUS DESCREPANCIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT by Perry Mann

CONSPICUOUS DESCREPANCIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “The Bible is so human a book that I don’t see how belief in its divine authorship can survive the reading of it.” William James, in response to a 1904 survey of religious belief. … Continue reading

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PREACHERS HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN CREATIONISM by Perry Mann

PREACHERS HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN CREATIONISM I have read that the Catholic Church has conceded that the earth is not the center of the universe and after four centuries has apologized for burning Giordano Bruno, a Dominican monk, at … Continue reading

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DEPARTMENT OF PROPAGATION OF VIRTUE AND PREVENTION OF VICE, USA by Perry Mann

DEPARTMENT OF PROPAGATION OF VIRTUE AND PREVENTION OF VICE, USA The US State Department has requested that the Saudi government eliminate its Department of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. The Saudis are resisting doing so in deference to … Continue reading

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THE RETURN OF THE SUN by Perry Mann

THE RETURN OF THE SUN Whatever made the universe knew its geometry. It knew that if it tilted the earth’s axis 23.5 degrees from the perpendicular of the plane of the earth’s orbit around the sun, there would be seasons … Continue reading

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