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BLACK EYE PROGNOSIS A doctor was examining an eyebrow laceration on a very active three-year-old. Two nurses and an orderly were required to restrain the screaming child. Noting the incipient swelling and discoloration, the doctor said to the mother, “Billy will be lucky if he comes through this without getting a black eye.” “Do what …

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BY ANY OTHER NAME To expand membership, the Girl Scouts now allows substitute words for GOD in its pledge. Scouts can insert the name of their personal divine being, creator, spirit guide, or whatever, in the slot once exclusively reserved for the Judeo- Christian deity. ‘On my honor,’ the pledge goes, ‘I will try to …

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JAPANESE RICHES The Japanese people are rich, but they are extremely poor in spirit,” says Kousuke Sanpei, director of the Agon-shu Buddhist sect’s Tokyo center. For the first time in history Japanese workers are earning more per capita than their American counterparts. Tokyo’s streets are choked with Mercedes-Benz’s, BMWs and Jaguars. But while these upwardly …

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CHARITY TOWARD LUNATICS In Mark Twain’s characteristic style, he portrayed varying religious and political perspectives as he called for civility and charity as we evaluate these opinions of others:When I, a thoughtful and unbiased Presbyterian, examine the Koran, I know that beyond any question every Mohammedan is insane; not in all things, but in religious …

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CHRISTIANITY & BUDDHISM Even when I thought, with most other well-informed, though unscholarly, people, that Buddhism and Christianity were alike, there was one thing about them that always perplexed me; I mean the startling difference in their type of religious art. I do not mean in its technical style of representation, but in the things …

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JEFFERSON BIBLE DEFENDED While Thomas Jefferson espoused many Christian principles in his thinking and writings, he was by no means an orthodox Christian. In fact, he seemed to fear the systematic theology of any religious organization as that which stifled the free thought of the individual. He admired the simple teachings of Jesus and the …

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INDIANS & SWEDES Gallup and cooperating research agencies in Europe have done cross-cultural surveys of … “religiousness” in various countries. Among the nations of the world–measured by belief and behavior–India is the most pervasively religious society. Very close to India is the United States. At the very bottom of the list is the most thoroughly …

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FACT OF JESUS Understanding this is crucial, for it distinguishes Christianity from all other religions. The Christian faith rests not merely upon great teachings or philosophies, not upon the charisma of a leader, not upon the success in raising moral values, not upon the skill or eloquence or good works of its advocates. If it …

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PRAISING THE AZTECS Officials in San Jose, CA spent half a million dollars in taxpayer’s money to erect a statue of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl in a public park. The mayor justified the expense saying that the Aztec religion promotes “those elements that seek to elevate the human consciousness to a higher plane.” Maybe she …

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MONUMENT PARK The Freedom from Religion Foundation of Madison, Wisconsin wants equal access to the religious sentiments of those who visit Lincoln Park which is just west of the Capitol Building in Denver, Colorado. The foundation originally wanted the three feet by four feet Ten Commandments monument removed. Throughout eight years of legal wrangling, the …

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SACRIFICED HER CHILD A native missionary in India wrote the following letter: Each year millions of pilgrims flock to the banks of the Ganges River near Hardwar in north India to bathe in the holy waters with hopes of washing away their sins. Brother Varghese was passing out gospel tracts along the river’s edge when …

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PAINFUL PUNS Hangover: The wrath of grapes. Income Tax: Capital punishment. A used car is not always what it’s jacked up to be. Two silkworms were in a race. They ended up in a tie. To my sweetheart: My cooking’s gotten better since I fondue. A robber broke into the police station and stole all …

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VIEWS OF GOD The Christian Faith: Teaches that God is the “pivot point” of life. That God is the ultimate reality. That there are some absolutes… some unchanging truths that apply equally to all. Secular Humanism: Teaches that Man is the “pivot point” of life. That man himself is the ultimate reality. That everything is …

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