Tag Archives: Jesus

What Jesus says about snow blowers

My neighbor and I have identical snow blowers, and we confer during a storm about the best time to go out, the best techniques, whether we have enough gas, stuff like that. Yesterday she told me she was going to … Continue reading

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Pioneer Day

Two thousand years from now, maybe presidents will be sworn in on golden plates and we’ll all be rushing to put together our celestial families before we die, instead of following some commandments found by a really old guy in … Continue reading

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Pentecost

Syncretism is one thing if it happens over centuries. Like let’s say you’re Italian. A long, long time ago your ancestors had a mid-winter festival in honor of Saturn celebrating the birth of the sun; and then Constantine, who ruled … Continue reading

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Shavuot

I wonder if Jesus, assuming he really existed, meant for all the special days he celebrated to get turned into something else. I can understand why his apostles might have forgotten about Passover, given that he died the day after … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

I’m trying for the life of me to figure out how anybody could believe in this, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way is not to think about it too hard. I can get to the belief … Continue reading

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Feast of the Finding of the True Cross

I used to think that because so many people for so many centuries believed in Jesus, there must be something to it (omitting Yahweh, Mohammed, Buddha and who knows how many others out of ignorance, not prejudice). But here is … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday, more reflections

The other day I read about an atheist who for an hour each day pretended he believed in God. It’s an interesting thought experiment, especially for this somber purple-shrouded day, the last of Lent. So let’s try. Let’s pretend that … Continue reading

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