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Excerpt from Cruising the Acropolis: short stories from Sarvice Mountain

The Bible sanctified sex—indeed Wiley and Marilyn were commanded to go forth and multiply. How else could they do that, except by what they enjoyed most? Marilyn didn‘t, but Wiley wondered if God allowed them to continue their privately wanton … 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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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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A CARPING CRITIC’S FAULTY FAITH by Perry Mann

A CARPING CRITIC’S FAULTY FAITH William Higginbotham, a perennial critic of the Gazette’s religious and political views, in his latest letter is gleeful that he has caught the paper clearly being hypocritical. The hypocrisy is quoting Jesus and advocating that … Continue reading

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“THE RESPECTABLE BURGHER” by Perry Mann

Julian, I love Thomas Hardy’s poetry. Here is one full of Biblical characters. Perry “THE RESPECTABLE BURGHER” 10-11-05 With time on my hands I often turn to Thomas Hardy’s poetry. On a recent Sunday, I opened a collection of his … Continue reading

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