Locusts Strike Egypt Three Weeks Before Passover
With Passover just three weeks away, the timing of a massive infestation of locusts in Egypt is striking many Israelis as downright biblical.
Millions of the grasshopper-like insects swarmed Israel’s southern neighbor, damaging crops. Some have since made their way to southern Israel.
Why Bad Christian Movies Might be a Good Thing
The airplane, the mobile phone, the personal computer—nearly all products we love and value went through a maddeningly convoluted process on their way to what we experience today. Which brings me to the deluge of recent “Christian” movies—which, for the most part, I admit are pretty awful.
Conservative Canadian a Top Contender to be Pope
Cardinal Marc Ouellet once said that being pope "would be a nightmare." He would know, having enjoyed the confidence of two popes as a top-ranked Vatican insider.
His high-profile position as head of the Vatican's office for bishops, his conservative leanings, his years in Latin America and his work in Rome as president of a key commission for Latin America all make him a favorite to become the first pontiff from the Americas.
Jesus and the Spiderman Fallacy
An atheist that I was dialoging with last week tried to support his disbelief in Jesus through the use of the “Spiderman fallacy”, which is a contrived argument that has been defined in the following way by Urban Dictionary:
Archaeologists 1,000 years from now unearth a collection of Spiderman comics. From the background art, they can tell it takes place in New York City. NYC is an actual place, as confirmed by archaeology. However, this does not mean that Spiderman existed.
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