Mistercliff's Blog – July 2011 Archive (2)

Understanding prayer in the face of Death

My grandpa, I man I deeply respect, lies dying from colon cancer a million miles away from me. He is not expected to survive the night. My own father passed away unexpectedly roughly the same time last year and I never got to see him before he died. I feel so powerless, so impotent. It makes sense that people pray in situations like this.

 

I will not, of course, since I understand them to be more harmful than good and would go unanswered on the other side even if I did stoop…

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Added by mistercliff on July 17, 2011 at 10:14pm — 2 Comments

Shitty Miracles (the first): The coin in the fish's mouth.

Working on a line-by-line parody of the New Testament is a unique experience for me as an atheist and it's an interesting way of getting up close and personal with the contradictions and, well, bullshit, of the Bible. I was planning on posting several insights but here's one that requires it's own category: shitty miracles. Thus, Shitty Miracles (the first): The coin in the fish's mouth.

 

What is this miraculous evidence of Jesus's love?

Peter…

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Added by mistercliff on July 6, 2011 at 3:05am — No Comments

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