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The Pope was travelling to a much anticipated, historic meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations. Preparations for the meeting had begun months earlier, and the Pope, now restless from his long journey, eagerly anticipated his arrival at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City. As the the pilot started his approach, …

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Disobedience | Greed | Materialism | Self | Shoes | Status | Values | Worldliness | Youth

KIDS KILL FOR CLOTHES Baltimore-After months of hard work and scrimping, the mother of 15-year-old Michael Thomas bought him a $100.00 pair of Air Jordan basketball shoes. He wore them proudly to school the next day. But Thomas never came home from school. His status-symbol shoes attracted 17-year- old James David Martin, who allegedly murdered …

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TAKE YOUR PICK OF TITLES Today we have yuppies (young urban professionals), grumps (grim, ruthless, upwardly mobile professionals), dinks (dual income, no kids), sitcoms (single income, two children, outrageous mortgage), minks (multiple income, no kids), ticks (two income couple, kids), and oinks (one income, no kids). From The Baptist Bulletin, “Where Does Your Church Fit …

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VICE PRESIDENT OF PEAS The new vice-president was flaunting his title so much, one of his co-workers finally said to him, “These days vice- presidents are a dime-a-dozen. In fact, the title is getting so ridiculous, my supermarket even has a vice-president in charge of peas.” The new V.P. was insulted. And skeptical. So he …

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Ethnicity | Guidance | Health | Humor | Importance | Jews | Mother | Mothers | Rest | Status | World Religions

MOTHERS & PSYCHIATRISTS “I had the strangest dream last night,” a young Jewish man was telling his Jewish psychiatrist. “I saw my mother, but when she turned around to look at me, I noticed that she had your face. And you can imagine, I found this very disturbing. In fact, I woke up immediately and …

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PLANET HOLLYWOOD During the opening of the new trendy “Planet Hollywood” restaurant in Dallas, Texas, an article appearing in the Dallas Morning News quoted Mr. Michael Bernacchi, a marketing professor at the University of Detroit Mercy. Mr. Bernacchi publishes The Eyeglass, a weekly dedicated to analyzing current marketing approaches. Mr. Bernacchi wrote a commentary explaining …

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HIMMLER’S VANITY There is a fascinating story that comes from the days following World War II. Once Hitler was known to be dead, no architect of Nazism was hunted more doggedly by Allied Intelligence than Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler. After the fall of Germany, he and two of his adjutants did their best to melt …

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