Monthly Archives: September 2015

Dinosaurs Existed, The Earth Is Old, Adam And Eve Weren’t Real People—And That’s Okay!

john pavlovitz

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The Christian Faith I grew up with was a pass-fail proposition.

You were either:
in or out,
saved or damned,
Christian or not—period.

The only problem was, the people who decided such things kept moving the darn line.

For example, to be “Bible believing” meant you were most definitely in, however if you concluded that the earth was more than 6,000 years old or that there probably wasn’t actually a talking snake in Genesis’ creation story or that a specific woman named Eve most likely didn’t get formed from another guy named Adam’s rib or that God didn’t dictate the Bible from Heaven or drop it already written, leather-bound and shrink-wrapped from the sky; well then you weren’t actually Bible believing after all—and you were out.

And so it went with God and the things of God and God’s people. They all got shrunken down and with it so did the Christian…

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If Your Straight Marriage Is Threatened By Gay Marriage, It’s Probably Time To Check Your Straight Marriage

john pavlovitz

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Recently a straight Christian couple in Australia vowed to divorce if gay marriage is legalized there. While few people go to such extreme and public lengths in protest, they aren’t really breaking any new ground, as followers of Jesus have been arguing for decades that same-sex marriage essentially cheapens the sacred institution itself. Further (as we see in our Aussie friends) those same folks often make the claim that Gay Marriage as an entity actually adversely impacts their personal spousal partnership.

Of all the arguments you’ll ever hear on the subject, this one is easily the flimsiest and most frightening: that gay people marrying devalues anyone’s straight marriage, like a foreclosed house taking down property values in the neighborhood. Marriage isn’t a community exercise, it’s a lifelong covenant between two people; before God (if they claim faith) and before friends and loved ones as witnesses. They are not beholden to anyone but their spouse in honoring, nurturing…

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Tritium contamination of water: 9 medical implications

Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

by Helen Caldicott, M.D.
(1) There is no way to separate tritium from contaminated water. Tritium, a soft beta emitter, is a potent carcinogen which remains radioactive for over 100 years. It concentrates in aquatic organisms including algae, seaweed, crustaceans and fish. Because it is tasteless, odorless and invisible, it will inevitably be ingested in food, including seafood, over many decades. It combines in the DNA molecule – the gene – where it can induce mutations that later lead to cancer. It causes brain tumors, birth deformities, and cancers of many organs. The situation is dire because there is no way to contain this radioactive water permanently and it will inevitable leak into the Pacific Ocean for over 50 years or longer along with many other very dangerous isotopes including cesium 137 which lasts for 300 years and causes very malignant muscle cancers –rhabdomyosarcomas, strontium 90 which also is radioactive…

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