A controversial title, no doubt. Being raised Protestant and Messianic, I always thought that prayers to the Saints/dead believers was an obvious no-no, compounded by the (largely inaccurate, I later discovered) anti-Catholic material I consumed. I (incorrectly) viewed it as "worship". It was always the sticking point when I considered converting to Catholicism or Orthodoxy … Continue reading Why I Pray to Mary
Day 1 https://youtu.be/pr5QUInmGI8 The Republican National Committee declared the insurrection "legitimate political discourse". Remember that when you vote in November (if you're American).
I'm a couple days late to the party, but here's the US House Select Committee to investigate the 6 January 2021 Capitol insurrection's first day of public hearings presenting their findings. Pretty eye-opening and damning stuff. Be aware, some of the footage may be disturbing to some. It can only be viewed on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ0yNe3cFx4 … Continue reading The Jan 6 Hearings – Day 1
G’day, mates! This is my Restored English Translation of Beresheet (Genesis) chapter 18. As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them afterwards. In another list at the end are the Aleph-Tavs (which are no longer included in the main text).
There is some controversy over the last part of verse 22. The Masoretic Text – the basis for most translations – reads “and Abraham stood yet before YEHOVAH”. However, the Massorah – footnotes on the text by the Masoretic scribes – claims that the text originally read “and YEHOVAH stood yet before Abraham”, but that they changed it because they judged the original “irreverent”. However, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Samaritan Pentateuch, Aramaic Peshitta and Greek Septuagint all agree with the Masoretic reading (“Abraham stood yet before YEHOVAH”), and there are literally no manuscripts supporting the Massorah’s reading, so I have followed the…
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You may have heard of the latest MAGA con, convicted fraudster Dinesh D'Souza's "documentary" 2000 Mules, claiming to provide "proof" of mass voter fraud. When discussing supposed dropbox fraud in Gwinnett County, Atlanta, Georgia, the map he shows as proof (overlaid with cellular data) is literally a stock image map of... Moscow. The 2000 Mules … Continue reading 2000 Moscow Mules
It was 4 years ago today that I started my blog, according to the notification I just received. Almost half a decade - although it doesn't feel that long!