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Goodbye, Scott Peterson

There has been quite a bit of discussion in the news surrounding the verdict of Scott Peterson. Mr. Peterson was charged with first-degree murder for the death of Laci Peterson and second-degree murder for the death of the unborn child Connor whom Laci was pregnant with at her death. I imagine that most of America had a similar reaction at the news of Scott Petersons conviction: joy in justice. I was happy to hear that the jury had found him…

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Wonder Bread and Miracle Whip

Read this article: EBay Cancels Bids for Virgin Mary SandwichImage MIAMI - The Internet auction house eBay Inc. canceled bids for half of a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich that its owner said bore the image of the Virgin Mary. Diana Duyser, of Hollywood, put the sandwich up for sale last week, drawing bids as high as $22,000 before eBay pulled the item Sunday night. The page was viewed almost 100,000 times before being taken down. An e-mail Duyser received from…

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Using God To Our Own Devices

It is becoming rather common to use the name of God in an effort to promote one's own agenda. The theory goes that if God is backing our particular moral, political, or social program, then we know what direction we ought to go. However, it seems that both sides of any debate make a claim to God being on their side. For example, in an Associated Press article written on November 8, 2004 entitled "Liberals Dismayed By 'Moral' Values Claim,"…

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Finding Contentment

Contentment, or all-sufficiency, toward possessions is repeatedly instructed to us in the scriptures. From the very beginning, God's law demanded contentment. Along with not committing murder, not committing adultery, and not stealing, God also commanded in the ten commandments to not be covetous (Exodus 20:13-17). Jesus said, "No one can serve of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and of money"…

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