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Anonymous, this is for you....

I say what I mean clearly and concisely, and you still willfully misunderstand me. Fine. Civility be damned.... Here's what I really think.

A Consise History of Christianity

Some of my readers may be unfamiliar with certain common terms used in Christian circles. For the un-heathen readers, you may have grown up familiar with phrases and jargon but not completely understand them beyond what you learned from your parents in church. And so I present to you Everything You Wanted To Know About Christianity.

"Some people in America are scared silly of Christianity, but many of the most frightened know very little about it. They throw around terms like fundamentalist and evangelical with very little knowledge of their meaning, and this is before they enter the dark thicket of Preterists, Amillennialists, Prelapsarian Arminian Claims Adjusters, etc."

Here, then, is a handy reference guide to some of the key terms, concepts and groups.

Premillennialism: This is the belief among some Christians that ever since January 1, 2000, it has no longer been possible, in the words of the Prince song, "to party like it's 1999." Postmillennialists are t…

RIP Mr. Falwell

To those who were offended by my GTalk tag line, an explanation. To those who didn't see it, here's your opportunity to get offended. It went something like this: "Jerry's Falwell's death was a punishment, not just on Jerry Falwell, but on the church that tolerated him...."

Now, I'm not trying to be overly harsh, however I don't have any taboo about speaking ill of the dead or not confronting the views of a fellow Christian, however well meaning. Nor did I really mean that his death was his punishment. Hello, all people die eventually, and orthodox Christian teaching is that disease and death are the natural consequence of all human sin. But that's as far as I'm willing to take the judgment correlation.

The tag was a satirical comment, playing off Falwell's appalling comments assigning blame for the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina, saying "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays an…

Christ Follower vs. Christian Ads

For those who like the Mac vs. PC ads.

Moving Out, Moving On

So I'm moving to Florida for the time being. Some thoughts on my recent trip to the UK are in the works though (don't expect anything too personal, if you're looking for typical blog fare you had better email me.) Just some comments on culture from the land where asking someone for a fag is normal, people smoke weed in the parks, faggots come with chips and peas in a restaurant, and everyone wants to know my opinion about the War in Iraq. So look for it once I get settled.