The Last Battle – Chapter 13

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By Alexis Record “I thought you’d have more of a problem with what happens to the dwarves.” “Remind me again who killed the horses? Yeah, those dwarves can suffer.” “Dang kid, you’re super scary right now.” Hey, we haven’t picked on the dwarves enough yet! Remember when those dwarves were thrown into the stable by […]

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1968

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  Fifty years ago. Almost a lifetime. On September 14-15, I attended my 50th Bismarck High School Reunion. The organizers had done an amazing job of communicating with every graduate that they could find. They created two evening events with other opportunities interspersed within the same time period – lunch at the iconic Big Boy […]

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Will Patriarchy Survive?

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By Teresa Roberts  This week Bill Cosby was sentenced, Kavanaugh is facing a second accuser and Jim Knoblach is dropping out of the race due to allegations that he molested his own daughter for more than ten years.  We’ve experienced several years in a row of one man after another being accused for either sexual […]

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The Ten Commandments of Gender Equality

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I.     Body Autonomy Neither a man’s or woman’s body can be used against their will for any purpose. Ex. Sperm cannot be forcibly taken from a man to produce a child. Abortion must be legal, safe, and available. Ex. No man or woman should be touched without their clear consent. II.    Equality under […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 12

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By Alexis Record   “Susan should be there too! No, wait, that would mean getting killed in the train. Never mind.” “Her getting to live is supposed to be a punishment. She gets left behind.” “Yeah, she misses out on dying! Don’t sign me up for that!” “Would you want to go to Narnia heaven?” […]

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The Problem of Evil

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  Either God wants to get rid of evil, but he can’t; or God can, but he doesn’t want to; or God neither wants to nor can, or he both wants to and can. If God wants to, but can’t, then he’s not all powerful. If he can, but doesn’t want to, he’s not all-loving. […]

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The Last Battle – Chapters 9-11

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By Alexis Record   “People actually believe they’ll have to kill other people when they die?” “Beliefs aren’t anchored to reality. They can be anything.” “So bad people who want to kill others have those beliefs?” “Maybe. It’s more complicated with kids who have been indoctrinated. I didn’t want anyone to suffer after they died, […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 8

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By Alexis Record   “What are demons again?” “They’re like invisible spirit creatures.” “Invisible? So they don’t exist.” “What do you think?” “What’s the evidence for them? Claims don’t count.” “Oh you’re a smart one.” [This section is all about demons! Are you getting tired of demons? Rid yourself of all that’s unholy with Alexis […]

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Let’s Blame it on St. Augustine

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Karen Armstrong is a well-known and respected historical author regarding the Bible and early Christian traditions. I find her work easy to read and quite fascinating. I am going to build this essay on one of the more striking points in her analysis – the doctrine of original sin and St. Augustine’s role in it […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 7

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By Alexis Record   “So slavery is good and not believing is bad?” “Apparently in Narnia.” “But the Calormenes have slaves! And everyone keeps saying that’s why they’re the bad guys!” “Silly as it seems, Aslan gets special rules. Being free to think for yourself becomes bad if it leads you away from slavery to […]

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