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Controlling the Masses

It really frustrates me that some Americans, myself included, are asked if we would rather live in China or some other awful country when complaining about our government’s corruption. I doubt the Chinese also try to downplay their country’s corruption by comparing it to one that’s more corrupt than their own. Surely the ones who…

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Spiritual Warfare

Have you ever heard that eating carrots improves eyesight? It’s a myth that is based on a partial truth. Because night blindness can result from a deficiency of vitamin A, which carrots are a good source of, British soldiers who fought in World War II claimed that eating a lot of carrots gave them superior…

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World War

The Great War, renamed World War I after World War II began, ended 100 years ago today with the signing of an armistice between Germany and the Allied Powers. This senseless war started over an assassin linked to a Serbian terrorist group killing the heir to Austria-Hungary’s throne, and his wife too, on June 28,…

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A Global Reach

Developed in 1969 as a communications network by the U.S. military for security purposes, the Internet today has multiple uses and I’m taking full advantage of that. With communications satellites in orbit and the World Wide Web at my fingertips, I have the potential to make a powerful impact on this world. It’s so liberating…

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The Grim Reaper

There’s far less crying during the wake that precedes a funeral, at least in the cases I’ve experienced. I guess it’s at the funeral that the finality of death really sinks in, but even at the wake you know the person has exited this life. That wasn’t always the case before modern medical knowledge, when…

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Punishing Evil

Now in custody, an anti-Semitic man entered a Pittsburgh synagogue this morning with an assault rifle and three handguns before opening fire. As with so many mass murderers before him, our current criminal justice system won’t give him a punishment that fits the crime. While every decent person can agree they deserve punishment, how much…

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Fabricated Doctrines

Jesus is usually depicted as a man with long hair and a beard, but no one today knows what He looked like. He may have discouraged a portrait being made of Him so that people wouldn’t decide to “worship the work of their own hands” (Isa. 2:8). Since Jesus was God manifested in the flesh…

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The Unknown

I’ve adjusted very well after having spent most of my adult life in prison. I still think back to my fateful decision in 2005 to go to my victim’s house when he saw me in a store and asked me to come over. He was someone from my past who I knew would be a…

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Overcoming Addiction

I once heard about a McDonald’s employee hiding marijuana in a Happy Meal bag and mistakenly giving it to a customer who unhappily returned it. I would’ve had a much different reaction had I been the customer several years in the past, because no traditional Happy Meal would have made me happier. But come to…

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Bad Company

Have you ever been speeding downward on a roller coaster and had that uneasy feeling in your stomach as your internal organs take time to catch up with the rest of your body? To me that’s enjoyable excitement, but it’s different when that feeling comes from worry. Sometimes my worry was almost that bad in…

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