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Ship of Fear

The devil has a head start on fear for the coming year. While doing some Internet research I stumbled on an ad that immediately caught my eye. Every year it seems that holidays come earlier and earlier. They break out the pumpkins for Thanksgiving around Labor Day. Christmas decorations used to go up at the …

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New Year Fear

I have one word to welcome 2013 – Triskaidekaphobia – fear of the number 13. For those who survived the end of the world on the Mayan calendar, Dec. 21, there is a new terror — a year ending in 13. Technically triskaidekaphobia relates to the fear of Friday the 13th, but some paranoid people …

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Sperm Donor Dilemma

Just when you think that the permutations of modern life have reached the limits of moral absurdity, another conundrum comes along. This time It’s a sperm donor in Kansas whom the state is assessing for child support. It seems that William Marotta, in his effort to be a good neighbor by donating his bodily fluids, …

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Did Jesus Exist?

Richard Dawkins, the noted atheist and anti-religion zealot who wrote The God Delusion, just can’t let it go. His tirades against Christianity grow more strident every day. He goes so far as to proclaim that a serious historical case can be made that Jesus never lived. Is that so? Is the Bible our only hope …

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Most Admired?

The results of the USA TODAY/Gallup 2012 poll are in. The most admired American man and woman in America are Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. For Hillary it’s her 16th honor in that position. In Obama’s case, his percentage of admirers doubled from last year. Billy Graham and Pope Benedict XVI only managed a four-way …

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Demon Cliff

All the talk has been about the financial cliff, but legislation can fix that. Congress can turn back the clock and quickly restore what got us into this economic mess. But the spiritual cliff we’ve gone over can’t be remedied so easily. Worse yet, we’re in a moral free fall with no bottom in sight. …

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Failed Prophecies

Each New Year is a great time to rethink old issues and establish new priorities. It’s also a hot time for prognosticators of all sorts. But before you make any plans for 2013 based on some psychic, consider how well they fared in 2012. Among the misses were: * ANDERSON COOPER WINS EMMY AWARD FOR …

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