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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Anything Goes As Far As Religion Is Concerned

There are some people who think that as far as religion is concerned they can write anything whatsoever. And this is most true with a certain Filipino writer who has come out with a book called "The Darkside of Catholicism." The existence of the book was made known to me by a college student who is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

I Have A Pet

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Friday, September 10, 2004

WOO-HOO! I just got a check from Blogit!

This afternoon, I got my first check from Blogit covering the period February 25 to August 25, my first six months. I received the check enclosed in an envelope with other letters from my "girls" back in Bacolod. The amount I received is for USD 43.63 which more than covers up the six months I've... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Using Religion As A Powerbase

Behind the command "Do not call anyone on earth your father, for you only have one Father in heaven" is more than a prohibition to use a particular "title". It is a command not to allow anyone to have power over one. The polemics with the Pharisees -- who bore the titles "Master" "Rabbi" and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 4, 2004

A Christianity Called Humanism?

Westwend has a blog called "A Christianity Called Humanism." The title makes it seem that "Humanism" is attached to a kind of Christianity. I've always thought that Christianity is a Humanism and so among those that can be described as "Humanism" one will be called "Christian." Hence, the phrase... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Using The Word "Church"

We live in a pluralistic world. Whenever we post articles here in Blogit, we should remember that. Whenever I go to the Religion and Spirituality section, I get confused whenever words like "Christianity" and "Church" are used. Right now, there are different forms of Christianity as well as... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 30, 2004

A Blast From The Past: A Christian Describes The Christians

Blogit's Religion and Spirituality section thrives with articles posted by believers from different denominations and churches. It is difficult to discern, however, from which denominations and churches they are just from reading posts. True, all posts bear common words which belie a common cultural... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 27, 2004

He Would Have Been A Great Blogger

Blaise Pascal would have been a great blogger if they had the internet in those days. I have been going through his "Pensees" and found the following: 370. Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them. A thought has escaped me. I wanted to write it down. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 21, 2004

More On Church and State

I wrote the following in a recent blog for A View From The Back Row When the Churches oppose gay marriages, it is because they see in it a detraction away from NATURAL law which the State should also look at. The same thing goes for issues touching on abortion and contraception. Except for some... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Slashing Your Wrists With A Toothbrush

I condole with chris2303 for losing his spot in the top ten, I really do. I've been reading him a lot lately hoping to get enlightened on the subject of terrorism, the connection between hamburgers and God and then I find out that he is... a girl! His most recent blog under Jill's Onions was alright... Sign in to see full entry.

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