Studies show many Americans not reading the Bible, lack basic knowledge

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Charleston’s premier atheist, Herb Silverman, loves a good debate, especially with the Holy City’s throngs of religious faithful. He especially likes when they toss Bible passages at him to reinforce their views.

In a favored game, he will throw back a lesser-known passage that contradicts the Scripture they’ve quoted.

“They’ll say, ‘That isn’t really in the Bible.'” Or, “You’ve taken that out of context.”

“But I usually cannot get them to tell me what that context is,” said Silverman, a mathematics professor emeritus, author and one-time gubernatorial candidate. He isn’t trying to convert them all to atheism, nor does he think they are wrong on all points

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It’s not good when the atheists know The Bible better than Christians..sheesh

Vatican Astronomer Calls Young Earth Creation Beliefs ‘Almost Blasphemous’

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA BRISBANE, Australia – An influential Catholic astronomer who works at the Holy See’s Vatican Observatory told a news outlet last week that the literal interpretation of the Genesis creation account is ‘almost blasphemous theology.’ Read the rest of the article here. Okay, did I get that right? To read The Bible and just take it as it says is Blasphemy? If that’s true, then what would you call adding to, deleting, spritualizing and ignoring huge parts?

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with attempting to have 2 men killed

140416111347-restricted-01-acdc-horizontal-gallery (CNN) — Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary hard rock band AC/DC, has been charged with attempting to have two men killed. The 60-year-old appeared in a New Zealand court Thursday afternoon facing a count of attempting to procure the murder of two men, said Bay of Plenty Police District representative Kim Perks. He was also charged with threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis, Perks said. Read the rest of the article here I think SOMEBODY has been listening to way too much AC/DC…anybody remember “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap?”

Its Time For Movies and Music

American Horror Story TV-MA

American-Horror-Story-Freak-Show-main Morality? That’s about the only thing truly dead and buried in American Horror Story. Read the rest of the review here. I personally watched about 10 minutes of this once..whew. Step away from the TV!

Taylor Swift 1989

1989 isn’t as naughty, racy or deliberately provocative as albums we’ve seen from many other young, popular female singers lately. (I’m talking about Arianna Grande, Jessie J, Iggy Azalea, etc.) That said, the quiet, confessional way that Swift sings about her flings and flames, past and present, is still disquieting when we consider how her fans, many of them quite young, may hear lyrics like “I’ve got a long list of ex-lovers” and “He’s so bad but does it so well.” Taylor’s obviously gotten to the place where sex is just part of the “game of cat and mouse” that she now says love is. Read the rest of the review here. Sigh..do they all have to “Grow up?”

It’s hard for Christians to be credible when some are so stupid

Pastor accused of dealing cocaine bilde

A local pastor faces three felony charges for allegedly dealing crack cocaine to members of his congregation. Fort Wayne Police began investigating 59-year-old Rev. Curtis White III of the Divine Faith Baptist Church about a month ago after receiving complaints from his congregation, according to police spokesman Michael Joyner. Read the rest of the story here. Really? Wow

It’s going to be a slow news recap this week. Got so overloaded with all the political stuff going on, just could not muster up the mood to read much news. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!